Fans aren't snatching up playoff tickets in Atlanta

Piazza expects to return to lineup

Fractured rib could sideline O'Neill

Braves notebook: Weiss a surprise

Umpires ask government to hold union election

Yankees take Red Sox seriously

Red Sox defy odds with series comeback

Wednesday's pitching preview

Weiss gets starting assignment

Maddux cruises in Game 1 win

Injuries, inconsistency cost Tribe in '99

Mets notebook: Former Braves catcher now coaching Mets

Mets back for revenge

Red Sox show plenty of runs in numbers game

Braves ready to smile for a different picture

Spouses often talk in codes

Feds warn banks on risky loans

Additional business news
Top paper producer posts higher gains...Youth clubs get lottery largesse...Pfizer found liable in name case...Amtrak train sets speed record...

City's riverfront work getting under way soon

Additional business news

City's riverfront work getting under way soon
North Augusta officials said Tuesday that ground-breaking is imminent for the city's proposed riverfront district.

Additional business news
Nasdaq hits closing high as Dow falls...Airlines increase ticket prices...IMF head: Economic crisis over...Business leaders receive honor...CEO to present live broadcast

20-screen cinema coming

The Clubhouse changes hands
The company charged with managing The Clubhouse on Washington Road hopes to restore the famed building's reputation for fine food.

Retailers predict must-have toys for holidays
NEW YORK -- Parents looking for the hot toys this holiday season have a new resource -- a list of must-haves compiled by the nation's biggest retailers.

Chamber increases benefits
A company offering discounted health insurance to Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce members has expanded the program to include, among other things, workers compensation and disability insurance.

20-screen cinema coming
Regal Cinemas plans to open its 20-screen movie theater at Augusta Exchange shopping center on Nov. 12 -- just in time for the holidays.

UAW, Ford continue talks
DEARBORN, Mich. -- While the United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Co. continued negotiating a contract past a midnight strike deadline, workers at four plants walked off the job in an unsanctioned work stoppage.

Chamber increases benefits

Dell to remain focused on core PC business
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Dell Computer Corp., the No. 1 seller of personal computers directly to customers, says it will stick to its strengths despite Wall Street pressure to vigorously branch into areas such as computer services.

Retailers predict must-have toys for holidays

The Clubhouse changes hands

Jensen devises rebirth

Additional business news

UAW, Ford continue talks

Jensen devises rebirth
LONDON -- Actor Tony Curtis drove one. So did 1960s pop star Cliff Richard. Now Jensen, one of the best-known brands in luxury British motoring, is set for a rebirth 23 years after Jensen Motors Ltd. stopped producing cars because of labor-management strife.

Feds warn banks on risky loans
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. says bank failures this year are expected to generate the insurance fund's biggest losses since the regional banking crises of the early 1990s.

Bulldogs defense must improve

O'Leary not yet familiar with Fun 'n' Gun offense

Holtz: 'Maybe I need to get upset'

Seminoles halfway home in title pursuit

Tech responds when it's needed

Hamilton leads Heisman pack with Warrick on sideline

College notes: Hollingshed remains a Bulldog

Georgia regroups for Vanderbilt

ACC suspends officiating crew of Clemson game

Bowden: Warrick should come back if charge is misdemeanor

Defensive failings hold back Tigers

Augustans filled race track
What if Augusta had become not only the city Bobby Jones molded into golf acclaim, but a world-class center for auto racing?

American icons tied to Augusta
Recently, I wrote about several interesting people of various levels of national and international fame who either passed through Augusta, came out of Augusta or were related to Augustans.

Criticizes Ga. lt. gov. for bigotry

Clinton double-cross

Defends subject of malpractice suit

Slams opponents of video poker

Blames deaths on devaluation of life

Lawsuits shoot Colt's

Blasts parents protesting uniforms

Argues slavery was never a 'sin'

Baker doing just fine

Marks the U.N. 'Day of 6 Billion'

Says letters won't end evolution debate

Nothing like coffee to trigger remorse
It's every woman's fear that Peoplemagazine will someday have a "Worst Daughter" list. If it's a "Worst Dressed, Worst Daughter" list, I have no doubt I'll make the cover.

The color of fashion
PARIS -- French designers are offering spring collections more notable for the range of looks from Latin to equestrian to rapper styles than an inspired fashion statement for the new millennium.

In the know
Ever wonder if the prices at your regular grocery store are cheaper or more expensive than those up the street? Each Wednesday, Price Check offers price comparisons on goods at area stores. Prices below were checked Sunday. No coupons or discount cards were used.

In The Know
GOOD MORNINGHow'd you like to wake up to Linda Tripp every morning? Now, you can ... and get a warm feeling inside, to boot.

Lively spirit, good health keep senior at the top of his game
Manny Hershkowitz is always moving. In his Reston, Va. condominium, he bounces from the kitchen to the dining room to the patio and back again. Once outside, he might dart off to the local track to run some wind sprints, or perhaps to the country club for a round of golf.

Doll line gives girls a chance to experience American history
Amy Brunson and Samantha Parkington are friends who share the same birthday, May 26. But Samantha is an orphan who lived in 1904 with her wealthy grandmother.

October warmer
My family loves hearty, homemade soup in the fall. But who has time to create long-simmered soups like our grandmothers made?

Georgia player of the week

S.C. player of the week

Lynx finalize roster; Lambert earns start

Lynx lose shootout to Grrrowl

Spouses often talk in codes
Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make them when nobody is looking. This is always hard when you have a spouse around.

October warmer

In the know

Doll line gives girls a chance to experience American history

Lively spirit, good health keep senior at the top of his game

In The Know

Nothing like coffee to trigger remorse

Coordinator acknowledges falsification
Aiken County's assistant emergency preparedness coordinator used white-out to falsify a class roster showing three officers took a training course from him when they did not, according to new documents released Monday by the North Augusta Department of Public Safety.

Morning routine
Listening to Oldies 93.9 FM on his headphones, North Augusta resident Chuck Ashley walks his bicycle up Martintown Road after a three-mile ride and a mile walk Tuesday. Mr. Ashley said the additional handlebars help his posture.

Testing Euchee Creek
They are like little doctors in muddy shoes. The group of Columbia County pupils assigned to monitor the health of Euchee Creek spent Tuesday attending to a monthly check-up.

Students question earring ban

Rail planners push funding for trains
ATLANTA -- Georgians soon may have a way to get to NASCAR races in Hampton, University of Georgia football games in Athens or St. Patrick's Day festivities in Savannah without fighting traffic.

Council to back no vote
AIKEN -- The Aiken City Council went on record Monday against keeping video poker legal in South Carolina.

Area blood supply nears critical stage
Blood suppliers are scraping the bottom of the barrel in Augusta, where stores of blood are critically low.

Guard training

Trial proceedings move slowly
AIKEN -- Defendant David Mark Hill stood up and faced 136 jurors in an Aiken County courtroom Monday as the judge asked if anyone had a personal connection with the defendant. No one did.

Editorial examined in court

Vandalism arises from video poker debate

Officers at risk for suicide

American icons tied to Augusta

Rail planners push funding for trains

Vandalism arises from video poker debate
HARDEEVILLE, S.C. -- Mark Snyder never considered himself an anti-video poker advocate, just a Christian with an aversion to gambling.

Debtor's payment bounces

Giddings to give up seat

Officials seek help in finding teens

Debtor's payment bounces
Alternate Energy Resources Inc.'s check was in the mail in time to meet a Sept. 30 deadline for reducing the company's delinquent sewer bill to $52,000. It just wasn't any good.

Area blood supply nears critical stage

Jury pool continues to shrink
AIKEN -- The jury pool in the David Mark Hill trial narrowed to dangerous levels Tuesday as 19 more jurors were disqualified from serving because of their knowledge of the case.

Official calls for buffers around shelters

Students question earring ban
Augusta's national teacher of the year wears one. So does 60 Minutes news veteran Ed Bradley. Comedian Chris Rock often wears two. But male students in Richmond County schools are forbidden to wear earrings in school because school officials say the jewelry is tied to disruptive behavior.

Jury pool continues to shrink

Giddings to give up seat
AIKEN -- In a surprise move Monday, Aiken County Republican Party Chairwoman Diane Giddings said she won't be running for a second two-year term when the party holds its convention Saturday.

Escapee surrenders; search continues for second

Friends help with expenses

High school coach charged in assault of student
AIKEN -- A coach at Ridge Spring-Monetta High School has been charged in the sexual assault of a female student at the school, Aiken County sheriff's officials said Monday.

Bus duty

Officers at risk for suicide
After days of practice shooting his 9mm Glock pistol, Richmond County sheriff's Deputy David Willis exuded confidence, knowing he'd pass Friday's test. After all, he'd shot 97 out of 100 on the firing range only two days before.

Judge rules editorial did not libel
AIKEN -- The Augusta Chronicle did not libel political candidate Tom Anderson, a circuit judge ruled Tuesday.

Trial proceedings move slowly

Guard training
AIKEN -- As businesses pull out the holiday decor and prepare for the busiest shopping season of the year, the Aiken Department of Public Safety is warning them to beware of criminals looking for free gifts.

MCG Health approves strategy

Coordinator acknowledges falsification

Attack plan
SAVANNAH -- Union troops stormed Fort McAllister's dirt walls 135 years ago. But they won't this December.

Across the area: One qualifies for commission seat
Only one candidate has qualified to run for the vacant District 3 seat on the Columbia County Commission. Write-in candidates have until Friday to qualify.

Remedial numbers drop among college freshmen
MACON -- The number of ill-prepared freshmen entering University System of Georgia schools has seen a sizable drop, just as a 2001 deadline approaches that would severely limit remedial programs.

Friends help with expenses
While Daniel Moretz waits for a new heart hundreds of miles from his home in Augusta, friends everywhere -- including the White House -- are rallying around him.

Police seek shooter in Aiken man's death

Committee reviews ethics issue
An Augusta Commission committee took the ethics ordinance ball, tossed by the full commission into their court last week, and passed it to a subcommittee Monday.

Company is ordered to pay 911 tax
Augusta officials say Cellular One has kept them on hold long enough. The company is six months past due turning over the money it has been billing cell phone customers since December to help fund Emergency 911 operations.

School board to discuss plan for armed officers
There could be armed safety officers in Columbia County schools as early as December.

Official calls for buffers around shelters
ATLANTA -- One recommendation growing out of last month's Hurricane Floyd evacuation is the need for legislation creating a protective buffer around shelters, the state's emergency director told lawmakers Tuesday.

Crowds launch initiative
About 1,000 people Tuesday helped kick off local officials' goal of making Augusta a city of character.

MCG Health approves strategy
MACON -- The MCG Health Inc. board gave the go-ahead Tuesday to the nonprofit's strategy for operating Medical College of Georgia's hospital and clinics, probably beginning July 1.

Attack plan

Augustans filled race track

Testing Euchee Creek

Judge rules editorial did not libel

Crowds launch initiative

Remedial numbers drop among college freshmen

Across the area: One qualifies for commission seat

Man is charged in death of 17-year-old

Committee reviews ethics issue

Council to back no vote

Man dies in prison, facing trial
An Augusta man who had capital murder charges pending against him has died in prison while serving multiple life sentences for a series of rapes.

Residents help form plan for mall
An urgent care clinic. A park. A community center. A bowling alley. All those suggestions -- and more -- were tossed out at a community meeting Monday night on what should fill the empty space at Regency Mall.

Police seek shooter in Aiken man's death
AIKEN -- Authorities are looking for the killer of a man who was found dead on the floor of his home, Aiken police said Tuesday.

Editorial examined in court
AIKEN -- A Columbia insurance claims-adjusting firm dropped plans for Clearwater adjustor Tom Anderson to expand its business into Georgia after seeing him called a liar in an editorial in The Augusta Chronicle, its owner testified Monday in an Aiken courtroom.

Gambling a liability, group says
AIKEN -- The Economic Development Partnership, citing the video poker industry as a liability when recruiting industrial prospects, has passed a resolution urging voters to vote no on video poker in the special referendum Nov. 2.

Virtual classes come to Clarke County
ATHENS, Ga. -- A classroom with no books, no teachers and full of mice. It could be the wave of the future.

Escapee surrenders; search continues for second
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- One of two inmates who escaped from Edgefield's federal prison surrendered Tuesday morning, but law enforcement officials continue to search for the second escapee.

School board to discuss plan for armed officers

Bus duty
T.J. Jackson, a driver for Jackson Bus Line -- a family owned busing service out of Edgefield, S.C. -- washes the luggage compartment of a passenger bus in the company's parking lot off of Georgia Avenue. Jackson Bus Line has four buses in operation and Mr. Jackson spends an hour once or twice a week on each bus cleaning them after his driving duties.

Man dies in prison, facing trial

Man is charged in death of 17-year-old
An Augusta teen died Monday from a gunshot wound that authorities say she suffered at the hands of her boyfriend.

Gambling a liability, group says

Officials seek help in finding teens
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children asked for the public's help Monday in locating two South Carolina girls missing from Lexington County since Sept. 16.

Perez provides stability

Residents help form plan for mall

Recovering Irvin in good spirits

Mirer could be benched as Parcells mulls changes

This year feels a lot different than 1995

First victory helps ease pain of injuries

NFL notes: Warner's on a field of dreams

Philly fans sink to new low with cheers for Irvin injury

Irvin expected to play again this season

Jaguars add to Jets dismal season

Mr. Robert Slaminko
Mr. Robert Henry ``Slam'' Slaminko, 63, of 2744 W. Antler Drive, died Saturday, October 9, 1999.

Mrs. Lucy Anderson
Mrs. Lucy Anderson, 72, of 820 Stevens Creek Road, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at West Lake Manor.

Mrs. Peggy Abrams
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Peggy Abrams, 44, of 553 Grays Grove Road, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Burke County Hospital.

Mrs. Carolyn Freeman
CAMAK, Ga. -- Mrs. Carolyn W. Freeman, 97, of Washington Highway N.E., died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Mrs. Dora Brown
WILLISTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Dora Toole Brown, 80, of 294 Jaywood Drive, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center.

Eric Hilliard
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Eric Austin Hilliard, infant son of Robert and Jennifer Hilliard, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at the Emanuel Medical Center.

Mr. George Dorsey Sr.
Mr. George Dorsey Sr., of 1470 Wrightsboro Road, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Evelleen Johnson
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mrs. Evelleen Pridgen Johnson, 61, of Highwater Drive, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Ta'Tiana Grissam
Ta'Tiana N. Grissam, infant daughter of Telisha Grissam and Demetrice Craig, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Ellie Mays
Mrs. Ellie G. Mays, 95, of East Watkins Street, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. James Chance
SAVANNAH -- Mr. James Harold Chance, 75, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, at Memorial Health University.

Mrs. Nancy Osborne
Mrs. Nancy Carolyn Osborne, of Plantation Road, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. George Erlein
GROVETOWN -- Mr. George E. Erlein, 66, of Caliburn Way, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Miss April Parker
Miss April Michelle Parker, 17, of Deans Bridge Road, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Mildred Rape
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Mildred Hawes Rape, 78, of 1431 Wells Road Ext., died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Dudley Pratt
Mr. Dudley J. Pratt, 71, of Mount Vernon Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Willie Brown
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Willie L. Brown, 57, of 1019 Quaker Road, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Ina Rogers
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Ina Rogers, of 242 Anderson Road, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. James Gilreath
GRIFFIN, Ga. -- Mr. James Walker Gilreath, 65, of South New Salem Road, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at Fairburn Healthcare Center.

Mr. James Rogers
BROOKLET, Ga. -- Mr. James Franklin ``Jimmy'' Rogers, 71, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999 at Bulloch Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Julia Hunt
Mrs. Julia Hunt, 85, of 1621 Linden St., died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Joseph P. Washington
WASHINGTON - Funeral services for , 53, of 104 East Hale St, who died Saturday Oct. 9. (1999 at Augusta Medical Center, will be Conducted this Friday, October 15, 1999 at 12:15 PM at The Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Andrew Doris officiating.

Mrs. Willie Wright
AIKEN -- Mrs. Willie Weaver Wright, of 522 Marlboro St. N.E., died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. T.M. ``Buck'' Patterson
SPARTA, Ga. -- Mr. T.M. ``Buck'' Patterson, of 517 Pine Drive, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at Oconee Regional Hospital, Milledgeville.

Mr. Lewis Baugus
Mr. Lewis Grant Baugus, 79, of West Lynne Drive, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Wendell Ward
TWIN CITY, Ga. -- Mr. Wendell W. Ward, 59, of 214 E. Broad St., died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Claude Huff Sr.
AIKEN -- Mr. Claude Huff Sr., 78, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999.

Mr. Edward Kenley
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mr. Edward Kenly, of Manor House, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center, Augusta.

Mrs. Emma Dukes
JOHNSTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Emma Dukes, 78, of Route 2, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at Saluda Nursing Center.

Mrs. Florria Roberts
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Florria Roberts, 99, of 411 Pine St., died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at Sylview Health Care Center.

Mr. Gordon Carter
Mr. Gordon Dave Carter, 24, of 430 Aumond Road, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, in Los Angeles.

Mr. Paul Walker
Mr. Paul W. Walker died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. John Sanders
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Mr. John Sanders, 78, of North Main Street, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Lewis Baugus

Mr. Wendell Ward

Mr. George Erlein

Eric Hilliard

Mrs. Evelleen Johnson

Mr. Dudley Pratt

Mr. George Dorsey Sr.

Mr. James Rogers

Mrs. Emma Dukes

Mrs. Nancy Osborne

Mr. Robert Slaminko

Mrs. Lucy Anderson

Mrs. Ellie Mays

Mr. Gordon Carter

Mrs. Mildred Rape

Mr. James Gilreath

Mrs. Dora Brown

Mrs. Peggy Abrams

Mrs. Florria Roberts

Mrs. Julia Hunt

Ta'Tiana Grissam

Mr. T.M. "Buck" Patterson

Mrs. Willie Wright

Mr. Paul Walker

Walker: Achieving diversity at UGA depends on continuing affirmative action at school
DURING THE last several weeks, I have followed the media coverage of University of Georgia President Michael Adams' stand on the admission policy, particularly as it relates to using affirmative action to achieve diversity. I commend him for his strong and courageous position and for his recognition of the importance of diversity in the university setting.

Blasts parents protesting uniforms
When I look back at the challenges our great country has faced in the past, ... I get rather perplexed and exasperated by the handful of parents and children in our local area who are disgruntled and are objecting to the little darlings having to wear uniforms to school. Dave Edmiston, Sr., Grovetown

Marks the U.N. 'Day of 6 Billion'
Today is designated by the United Nations as the ``Day of 6 Billion.'' When baby 6 billion is born, she or he will not be greeted with a photo spread in People and a year's supply of diapers. What she should receive is an even better gift -- the promise of sound international support and policies that could offer a life filled with possibility, not poverty. Mary Beth Pierucci, Augusta

Blames deaths on devaluation of life
We must be consistent in how we value human life, even the lives of our children. When we observe repeated fatal traffic accidents involving tractor-trailers on I-20 westbound at the Savannah River, it is too much to expect or demand that something be done before the next tragedy. Ralph W. Buchanan, Sr., North Augusta

Clinton double-cross
President Clinton has once again demonstrated his essential dishonesty in his dealing with Congress over the issue of establishing an independent security agency within the Department of Energy.

Raps jury's decision in Williams case
Well, another convicted murderer was sentenced to life in prison and escapes the death penalty by a Richmond County jury. This time it was an admitted cop killer and that apparently still doesn't justify the death sentence. D. Smith, North Augusta

Says letters won't end evolution debate
The debate between evolution and creation will not be resolved by a few letters to the editor. Nor will it be ended by mere repetitions of trite platitudes nor go away by itself. Repeating the same lie often enough over time does not make it true, but it does influence many people to believethat it's true. James D. Griffing, Augusta

Walker: Achieving diversity at UGA depends on continuing affirmative action at school
DURING THE last several weeks, I have followed the media coverage of University of Georgia President Michael Adams' stand on the admission policy, particularly as it relates to using affirmative action to achieve diversity. I commend him for his strong and courageous position and for his recognition of the importance of diversity in the university setting.

Slams opponents of video poker
Re the Oct. 3 letter by Betty Ryberg: I find it difficult to understand how a person, seemingly well educated, could begin to compare a natural disaster with an individual's right to choose. If video poker did require ``emergency preparedness'' and ``immediate attentiveness,'' then that should have taken place more than 20 years ago. Sheila Derrick, North Augusta

Water bill collections
Since The Chronicle exposed the names of Augusta's 20 largest water and sewer debtors more than two weeks ago, about half the arrears, or more than $123,000, has been collected.

Criticizes Ga. lt. gov. for bigotry
Re the Augusta Technical Institute's graduation ceremony: Margaret Ertz, Evans

Lawsuits shoot Colt's
Colt's Manufacturing, inventor of the famed six-shooter ``that won the West,'' is quitting nearly all of its retail handgun business. This is akin to General Motors dropping most of its auto sales lines.

Baker doing just fine
It staggers the mind that there are some leaders in the black community who apparently believe that Georgia's first elected black attorney general should go easy on enforcing the law on members of his own race.

Argues slavery was never a 'sin'
I am no friend of slavery in the abstract and still less friendly to the practical working of slavery. I hope it is wiped out in my lifetime. However, after reading the Rev. Anthony Stephens' Sept. 30 epistle calling slavery a sin and the Confederacy and its flags ungodly, I felt called upon to expose a pernicious fallacy under a strong sense of duty to all true Southerners. T.W. Highsmith, Evans

Lists reasons to vote no on video poker
In response to the letters by Becky Robbins and Nucia Reimers, I add my Top 10 reasons for voting no to video poker on Nov. 2: Keith Snider, North Augusta

Defends subject of malpractice suit
I'm writing in response to an article in your paper recently. The article concerned Dr. Franklin Epstein's being sued for malpractice. Evelyn K. Vought, Aiken

Notes God's image reflects badly
Re the Sept. 21 values clarification letter of Richard Hogue and the consequences of thinking there-is-no-God column by Cal Thomas: Evelyn K. Vought, Aiken

Overtime: USC Aiken takes lead in PC golf

Gordon doesn't miss a beat

Gordon and Whitesell combine for second straight win

Hay digs and kills for ASU wins

Price gives Sergio Garcia some advice

Overtime: Taylor, Parel among leaders Q-school play

Wilt Chamberlain dead at 63

Sprewell's teammates want answers

Mexican village buried by mudslide
ACALANA, Mexico -- A deforested mountainside collapsed on this remote, mist-shrouded village, killing all but 30 of its 150 to 200 residents, local people said Monday. It could be the deadliest disaster in a week of flooding across southeastern Mexico.

U.S. missile detection base in Australia closes
WOOMERA, Australia -- The United States closed a missile detection base in the Australian Outback on Tuesday because its job is now done by satellites.

Bad weather delays mercy flight to doctor with breast lump
CHRIST CHURCH, New Zealand -- Poor visibility in Antarctica early Tuesday delayed a U.S. flight to the South Pole to rescue a polar research station's doctor who has a lump in her breast.

Legislation to notify on e-mail snooping vetoed
SAN FRANCISCO -- Gov. Gray Davis has rejected a bill that would have required companies to tell their workers before monitoring their e-mail, saying the measure tramples on employer rights and leaves them open to unjust lawsuits.

Report: Feeding tubes harm many demented patients
CHICAGO -- Feeding tubes usually do little good for mentally incapacitated patients and may cause problems they are meant to prevent, such as lung infections and early death, researchers say.

Amtrak train hits 168 mph, but service still stuck at station
WASHINGTON -- Amtrak says its new high-speed Acela train has already set a national speed record of 168 mph, but a nagging question remains: When will passengers be able to come aboard?

Nuclear accident not government's fault
TOKYO -- Private companies running nuclear facilities bear responsibility for preventing accidents like last month's radiation leak in northeastern Japan, a top nuclear official said Tuesday.

Company's 911 tax bill delinquent
Augusta officials say Cellular One has kept them on hold long enough.

Six billionth baby born to Sarajevo couple
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- A 29-year-old first-time mother gave birth to a baby boy at two minutes after midnight Tuesday, making him the designated six billionth baby, the head of a pediatric clinic said.

Princeton mulls whether A-plus is a minus
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Concerned that high marks have become commonplace, Princeton University might do away with the A-plus.

The Big Screen
FIGHT CLUB: Two men (Brad Pitt and Edward Norton) start an underground club that gives young businessmen the chance to beat each other up.

Teen should proceed with caution before 'outing' to parents

Your style

Spirit walk
What other time of year can you go to school dressed like a wacky super hero or a trippy hippie?

The Big Screen

Your style
THE FACTS: Joshua Williamson, 14, a freshman at Curtis Baptist High School

Teen should proceed with caution before 'outing' to parents
`I'm gay, and I don't know how to tell my parents. And I'm scared how they're going to react.'' -- 17-year-old Augusta boy

Spirit walk

Mexican village buried by mudslide

Amtrak train hits 168 mph, but service still stuck at station

Nuclear accident not government's fault

Company's 911 tax bill delinquent

Six billionth baby born to Sarajevo couple