Braves notebook: Schuerholz hires Wren as top aide

Umpires ask government to hold union election

Yankees take Red Sox seriously

NL playoffs notebook: Perez fills in quite well

Injuries, inconsistency cost Tribe in '99

Mets notebook: Mora's souvenir value is relative

Wednesday's pitching preview

Injured right hand doesn't hinder Jordan

Braves notebook: Weiss a surprise

Rogers falls apart in sixth, taking Mets with him

Braves ready to smile for a different picture

Yankees win in extra innings

Clemens is armed for Fenway return

Mets notebook: Former Braves catcher now coaching Mets

Maddux cruises in Game 1 win

Braves hold off Mets, lead 2-0

Additional business news
Con Ed agrees to $3.5 billion merger...Canadian economist wins Nobel...Wachovia earnings reported up

20-screen cinema coming

Shirtmaker battles for 'alligator' icon

Feds warn banks on risky loans

State tries to notify retirees

Retailers predict must-have toys for holidays

Building: Engineers plan inspection
Two years after breaking ground on a speculative building, Columbia County officials are still wrangling with the builder over installation of the roof and drainage problems.

Jensen devises rebirth

Building: Engineers plan inspection

City's riverfront work getting under way soon

Hotel cleared of price gouging

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.

Hotel cleared of price gouging
Investigators for the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs have dismissed a complaint against the Red Carpet Inn on Gordon Highway for lack of evidence.

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.

State tries to notify retirees
South Carolinians who want to wait until age 65 to claim a tax deduction on their retirement income may be eligible for a refund from the state Department of Revenue. The 1998 tax law change affects an estimated 15,000 taxpayers in South Carolina.

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.

Additional business news

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...

Additional business news

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.

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.

Shirtmaker battles for 'alligator' icon
HONG KONG -- A crocodile logo on polo shirts and other clothes is turning out to be as coveted as the real reptile's skin in a lawsuit being tried in Hong Kong.

Seminoles halfway home in title pursuit

Hamilton leads Heisman pack with Warrick on sideline

Hokies hope to end homecoming horror show

Georgia regroups for Vanderbilt

Lincoln County stars go head to head

Bowden: Warrick should come back if charge is misdemeanor

Holtz, Nutt have memories

Tech responds when it's needed

Bulldogs defense must improve

Defensive failings hold back Tigers

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

College notes: Weinke new FSU Heisman hopeful

Goodman will start for Gamecocks

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?

Family's political ties strong
Levi Twiggs, younger brother of David E. Twiggs, spent his career in the U.S. Marines, beginning in the War of 1812. He was killed in action near Mexico City in 1847 at age 54.

Twiggs family roots run deep
Motorists traveling on Georgia Highway 56 past Goshen Plantation in south Richmond County hardly notice the state historical marker beside the road.

Defends subject of malpractice suit

Blames deaths on devaluation of life

Argues slavery was never a 'sin'

Lotteries losing

Lawsuits shoot Colt's

Friends of vets

Slams publicationof vile gesture

Disagrees with report on Y2K bug

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?

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
Supermodel Elle Macpherson will pop up -- not as herself -- on NBC's Friends for several episodes next month. She'll play new roommate to Joey (Matt LeBlanc).

Mower power
You've got to hand it to Bruce Kaufman. As president of the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association, he has turned yardwork into a competitive sport.

'M-A-S-H' to 'ER': Alda comes full circle
BURBANK, Calif. -- Alan Alda stands perplexed in the middle of the strikingly modern emergency room as nurses and orderlies rush past him.

Georgia player of the week

S.C. player of the week

Lynx sold out opener

Lynx insist there's no pressure

Team weighs pluses, minuses of NHL affiliations

Lynx notebook: Thursday vs. Pee Dee Pride

Lynx finalize roster; Lambert earns start

Hockey lingo

In touch

Gillespies go the extra mile for team

Year 2 promises to bring improvement

Lynx yet to establish philosophy

October warmer

'M-A-S-H' to 'ER': Alda comes full circle

In the know

Mower power

Doll line gives girls a chance to experience American history

Rocker moves to his own beat

Saturday trick-or-treating urged
Most area trick-or-treaters can start a little early this year -- Oct. 30 is the night for candy.

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.

Crowds launch initiative

Perez provides stability

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.

Hotel cleared in price-gouging probe

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.

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.

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.

County readies Y2K plan
AIKEN -- It's 23 degrees in Aiken County, and the clock is just three hours away from ticking in the year 2000.

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.

Official calls for buffers around shelters

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

Judge rules editorial did not libel

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.

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

Gambling a liability, group says

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.

Phone threat made to wrong Wilkins

Cellular One: Payment to city is in mail

Attorneys request venue change

Officials urge second look at inmage deal
Surprised to hear that school money is being used to house city inmates, the practice of using inmate labor may need to be reconsidered, Richmond County school officials said Wednesday.

Attack plan

Area blood supply nears critical stage

Vandalism arises from video poker debate

Students question earring ban

Jurors might decide murder case today

County readies Y2K plan

Remedial numbers drop among college freshmen

Family's political ties strong

Fountain of love

Augustans filled race track

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.

Twiggs family roots run deep

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

Officials urge second look at inmage deal

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.

Jurors might decide murder case today
Two witnesses testified Wednesday they saw Ray Anthony Payne beat an elderly neighbor and leave the scene, his right hand covered with blood

Across the area: One qualifies for commission seat

Escapee surrenders; search continues for second

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.

Saturday trick-or-treating urged

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.

Across the area: Students found with weapons, police say

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

Aiken County gets 2nd deputy coroner

Police seek shooter in Aiken man's death

Attorneys request venue change
AIKEN -- Court officials sent strong signals Wednesday that it won't be an Aiken County jury that sits in the death penalty trial of David Mark Hill.

Across the area: Students found with weapons, police say
Three Augusta students were arrested Wednesday in two schools and charged with possession of a weapon on school property.

Company donates computers

Millions Ok'd for hospitals
ATLANTA -- The state community health board voted Wednesday to make good on Gov. Roy Barnes' promise to funnel $100 million into struggling public hospitals that tend to Georgia's poor.

Hotel cleared in price-gouging probe
Investigators for the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs have dismissed a complaint against the Red Carpet Inn on Gordon Highway for lack of evidence.

Phone threat made to wrong Wilkins
AIKEN -- Until this week, it was just an interesting coincidence that David Wilkins of Crosland Park had the same name as the speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives.

Fountain of love
Saul Josman and Andrea Connell share a moment under the fountain at 10th Street and Riverwalk Augusta.

Flu shots urged for residents

Aiken County gets 2nd deputy coroner
AIKEN -- Coroner Sue Townsend has chosen a soft-spoken, veteran law enforcement officer to help her handle the increasing number of deaths in Aiken County.

Millions Ok'd for hospitals

Flu shots urged for residents
Carl Baldowski has been laid low with the flu before, and he was taking no chances Wednesday, lifting his sleeve to get a flu shot.

MCG Health approves strategy

Cellular One: Payment to city is in mail
The check's in the mail. Cellular One's check for about $31,000 was sent to City Attorney Jim Wall on Tuesday by Federal Express, said Michael Bruno, vice president of Price Communications Wireless, the company's operator in several Southeastern states.

Testing Euchee Creek

Company donates computers
Linda Kyle and GTECH Corp. have pulled the wool over 7-year-old Ray Wigfall's eyes -- for a good cause.

Jury pool continues to shrink

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.

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.

Guard training

Youngs' football future uncertain

Recovering Irvin in good spirits

Mirer could be benched as Parcells mulls changes

Muhammad wants to make a good season better

Dick Vermeil: A dinosaur roars to life

Falcons anxious for second shot at Rams

Irvin not ruling out retirement

Mr. Fred Duncan
HEPHZIBAH -- Mr. Fred D. ``Ted'' Duncan, of Duncan Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999.

Mrs. Faye Tennyson
Mrs. Faye Watson Tennyson, 75, of Holiday Drive, Martinez, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999.

Ms. Betty Anderson
Ms. Betty Anderson, 51, of Roosevelt Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at her residence.

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

Rachel Johnson
JONESBORO, Ga. -- Rachel Amanda Johnson, 7, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, in Atlanta.

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

Mr. Robert Kennedy
Mr. Robert Pernell Kennedy, 53, of Pepperidge Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical 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. Dudley Pratt
Mr. Dudley J. Pratt, 71, of Mount Vernon Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at his residence.

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

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

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

Mr. Ray Monroe
GREENWOOD, S.C. -- Mr. H. Ray Monroe, 84, of Stevens Street, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Self Memorial Hospital.

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

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

Mr. James Hadden
Mr. James Alvin Hadden, 94, of Augusta, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Eddie Garvin
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Eddie C. Garvin, 71, of Walnut Street, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

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

Mr. Thurman Kirkland
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Thurman Kirkland, 78, of Cheyenne Circle, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Herman Schlein
Mr. Herman W. Schlein, 78, of Pecan Road, Appling, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at Columbia- Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Mary Warren
Mrs. Mary Goings Warren, 71, of Springbrook Circle, Evans, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Columbia- Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Estelle Clarke
AIKEN -- Mrs. Estelle Harrison Clarke, 89, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Irma Livingston
NEWBERRY, S.C. -- Mrs. Irma Perry Livingston, 86, of Lonesome Pine Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999.

Mr. Frank Wright
ADRIAN, Ga. -- Mr. Frank Lester Wright, 61, of Love Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, in Emanuel County.

Mrs. Mattie Halligan
MACON -- Mrs. Mattie J. ``Pat'' Halligan, 82, of Vallie Drive, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, in Augusta.

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

Mrs. Mary Padgett
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mrs. Mary Asbill Padgett, 59, of Bonham Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at Self Memorial Hospital, Greenwood.

Mrs. Faye Baysinger
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mrs. Wanda Faye Baysinger, 55, of Travis Avenue, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at Self Memorial Hospital, Greenwood.

Mrs. Leona Barnes
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mrs. Leona Irvin Forrest Barnes, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at Lexington Medical Center.

Mr. Joseph Washington
Mr. Joseph Washington, 53, of East Hale Street, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Othal Knipp
Mr. Othal V. ``Joe'' Knipp, 85, of Woodbluff Court, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Ruby Reddick
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Ruby Bazemore Reddick, 87, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at Screven County Hospital.

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

Mr. James Rogers

Mrs. Leona Barnes

Mrs. Evelleen Johnson

Mr. Joseph Washington

Mrs. Mattie Halligan

Mr. Eddie Garvin

Mr. Dudley Pratt

Mr. Frank Wright

Ms. Betty Anderson

Mr. James Hadden

Mrs. Ruby Reddick

Mrs. Mary Padgett

Mrs. Mary Warren

Mrs. Irma Livingston

Mrs. Ellie Mays

Mr. Thurman Kirkland

Eric Hilliard

Mr. Ray Monroe

Mrs. Nancy Osborne

Mr. Herman Schlein

Mr. George Erlein

Mrs. Faye Baysinger

Mr. Fred Duncan

Mrs. Faye Tennyson

Mr. Lewis Baugus

Mr. Robert Kennedy

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.

Friends of vets
Would the thousands of military veterans living in the Augusta-Aiken area like to know who their real friends are in Congress?

Seeks less government, lower taxes
The 1999 World Almanac says the U.S. national income for 1997 was $6.646 trillion, total federal tax receipts $1.579 trillion and total state and local government tax receipts were $1.094 trillion. Carl Mixon, Martinez

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

Slams publicationof vile gesture
I am writing to express my shock and disgust at the picture of former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller in the Sept. 22 edition. S. Hutchison, Augusta

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.

Praises bill to restore health benefits
Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., has again proved his strong support for military retirees and veterans. Dick Manion, Appling

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.

Timely biotech advice
BellSouth and the Augusta-based Osbon & Associates are to be commended for inviting a nationally-known consultant to advise community leaders on how research at the Medical College of Georgia could attract new jobs and millions in private and public biotechnology investments.

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.

Supports activist Dist. 6 candidate
The winds of change are blowing! Politicians are dropping out of the trees in a quest for voters!Like migratory birds, they show up every four years. T. M. Wachowiak, Augusta

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

Brands bilingual schools 'traitorous'
The United States has been called ``The Melting Pot'' because many people of diverse nationalities soon become one people. James Cline, North 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

Defends VA chief's 'efficiency' plans
Augusta Veterans Affairs administrator Ellen DeGeorge-Smith believes a reduction in staff will increase the efficiency with which the medical center operates, and she submitted a plan to Veterans Affairs recommending this. S. Henry, Augusta

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

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

Lotteries losing
Public sentiment can change quickly on gambling issues. In Alabama it changed in a way that will help Georgia's education and HOPE scholarship programs.

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

Disagrees with report on Y2K bug
I take exception to your Oct. 3 article on the Y2K bug. You did not do your research and have managed to make many individuals fear their home personal computers will not work on Jan. 1 and have sent unneeded business to the computer stores. Dwight Watt, Elberton

Dodge returns to stack car racing

Hay digs and kills for ASU wins

Overtime: Taylor, Parel among leaders Q-school play

Begay's new golf ritual: victory

Wilt Chamberlain dead at 63

ASU to play Utah in December

Overtime: Midnight madness at USC Aiken

Skinner confident about Talladega

Price gives Sergio Garcia some advice

Scientists breed tumor-resistant mice via gene engineering
Scientists have created cancer-resistant mice by deleting certain genes that govern the formation of blood vessels -- a breakthrough that could lead to new drugs for wiping out tumors in people.

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?

Millennium project links eight nations on Greenwich Meridian
LONDON -- They don't all speak the same language, practice the same religion, share a currency or even look alike.

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.

Galileo could find signs of life on Jupiter's moon
PADUA, Italy -- Hundreds of cosmic scientists gathered in Galileo's homeland Wednesday, hoping to learn from a spacecraft named Galileo whether a heavenly body the Renaissance astronomer discovered four centuries ago might support life.

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.

Mundell wins Nobel Prize
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Robert A. Mundell of Columbia University in New York won the Nobel Prize for economic sciences today for his analysis of exchange rates and how they affect monetary policies.

Phillip Morris Cos. Inc. to improve image
NEW YORK -- Philip Morris Cos. Inc., the owner of the world's biggest tobacco company, plans to spend $100 million over the next year on an advertising campaign designed to remake its corporate image.

Phillip Morris Cos. Inc. to improve image
NEW YORK -- Philip Morris Cos. Inc., the owner of the world's biggest tobacco company, plans to spend $100 million over the next year on an advertising campaign designed to remake its corporate image.

Attorneys want sludge trial moved to Savannah
Attorneys representing two dairy-farm families in federal lawsuits against Augusta want the trials moved to Savannah.

Sumter Forest part of Clinton initiative
About 40 million acres of roadless wilderness areas would be preserved under a broad but controversial initiative to protect national forests, President Clinton announced Wednesday.

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.

Millennium project links eight nations on Greenwich Meridian

Sumter Forest part of Clinton initiative

Attorneys want sludge trial moved to Savannah

Company's 911 tax bill delinquent

Scientists breed tumor-resistant mice via gene engineering

Nuclear accident not government's fault

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

Phillip Morris Cos. Inc. to improve image

Galileo could find signs of life on Jupiter's moon

Mundell wins Nobel Prize