Errors help Yankees top Red Sox

Sox ace versatile

Henderson rips teammate Wendell

Mets bounce back

Mets' homer ends 15-inning game

Braves notes: As the weather cools down, so does the Braves' offense

Braves notes: As the weather cools down, so does the Braves' offense

Fenway fans: original, offensive

Braves notes: Chipper to keep swinging

Mets homer ends 15 inning game

Rex Sox rough up Yanks

Governed by a notion of laws

Business briefs: Local Pak Mail Center opens

New Year's Eve a night on the job for thousands

Business keeping low key
Some of the noisiest products in home improvement stores are built by one of Augusta's quietest corporate residents.

Vanguard Group to provide after-tax figures

Lease downpayment not needed
Q: I plan on leasing a car and the dealer is encouraging me to put more money down to lower my monthly payments. Is this a good idea?

Business keeping low key

Vanguard Group to provide after-tax figures
NEW YORK -- Vanguard Group's decision to provide after-tax performance figures for many of its funds may be a bit self-serving. But it's also a long overdue step that will likely have far-reaching implications throughout the industry.

Business briefs: Local Pak Mail Center opens
Pak Mailer Centers of America Inc. has opened a Pak Mail Center in Augusta. The Center is owned and operated by Jose and Lynnette Rodriguez and is located in the Richmond Plaza Shopping Center, 3435 Wrightsboro Road.

Pocket change
Employees need to be reminded regularly of the value they bring to the workplace. Some suggestions for building recognition into the everyday work environment:

Income growth by state

Pocket change

New Year's Eve a night on the job for thousands
LOS ANGELES -- Forget partying like it's 1999 -- these people will be treating New Year's Eve like a Monday morning. While others celebrate the arrival of 2000, tens of thousands will be slaving away at work, doing everything from guarding computers and nuclear plants to publishing newspapers and making pizzas.

On the move
Dee Pezel, Project manager in economic development for the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, has accepted a position as an economic development representative for the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia Power Company in Atlanta.

Income growth by state

Lease downpayment not needed

Bulldogs rally for win

Alabama holds off Mississippi

Carter thinks Bulldogs are starting to jell

New quarterback didn't help Carolina

Hamilton says Yellow Jackets will be OK

Heisman hype continues for Hamilton

Clemson tops Maryland

Penn State's defense stifles Buckeyes

Tech runs past Duke

Carolina's offense nowhere to be found

Wildcats beat up Tigers, look to Georgia

Eagles lose to Mountaineers

Images become part of history
Oil spreads across Prince William Sound. Bodies hang from a scaffold. Schoolchildren are vaccinated against a killer. Romanians rise up to topple their Communist dictator. Amelia Earhart makes a refueling stop in Wyoming. Hawaii joins the Union.

A look at the 20th century: 1981
It was the year of Ronald Reagan, and the president began it on an optimistic note: ``With the idealism and fair play which are the core of our system and our strengths,'' he said during his Jan. 20, 1981, inauguration speech, ``we can have a strong and prosperous America at peace with itself and the world.''

Slams sentence in police-killer case

Mulls over District 6 race, other topics

Defends Buchanan against criticism

Says Elton John concert a lesson for Authority

Blasts priorities of school leadership

Sees problem in budget, not inmates

Good reform rejected

Hits decision on children with AIDS

Enumerates reasons for bearing arms

Supports resigned school system nutrition chief

Kent: Handy is vulnerable; raising the ethics bar

Well-suited
A new job can present many challenges, including what to wear each morning. Brandy Walton has been facing the daily dilemma since she accepted a receptionist position at Roof Management Services Inc. four months ago.

We're digging up 'The Addams Family' for Halloween
Halloween is just two weeks from today. To help set a spooky mood, The Augusta Chronicle is holding a costume contest. We're inviting people to dress up as members of the Addams Family -- the creepy, kooky clan that starred in the 1960s TV show.

Charming as a Southern belle
STAPLETON, Ga. -- Shirley McIntosh always wanted to be like her grandmother -- Southern, genteel -- a petite woman adorned in gloves, a string of pearls and a Cinderella dress.

A big Sydney welcome
SYDNEY, Australia -- Before the gunfire rang out, the harbor lay pretty as a picture on a Sunday afternoon, boat sails snapping in the wind, ferries chugging under the tall harbor bridge and looping around the great white opera house. A few children lingered at the Double Bay wharf, scanning the watery horizon. Then ``bang, bang, bang.'' The staccato sound carried far and fast across the water. I'd just arrived in Australia a few hours earlier and had spent the drive from the airport hearing a grumpy cabbie complain about rising crime. Of course Sydney, a commercial powerhouse and home to 3.7 million of Australia's 18 million people, has its share of graffiti-marred blocks, racial anxieties and other big-city troubles. But the sound of gunfire I heard was not one of them.

Prep football recap

Rogers, Welch, West lead Butler in rout of Baldwin

Lincoln County's 108-game region winning streak is over

Lynx get first win of season

Rangers rock Thrashers

Governed by a notion of laws
There are the laws of man, the laws of God, the laws of physics and the laws of nature -- all rules that govern our lives. But there are other laws, too, that are less defined.

Well-suited

We're digging up 'The Addams Family' for Halloween

A big Sydney welcome

Charming as a Southern belle

Healing wanted in valley

This week in South Carolina

Animal lovers face land battle
AIKEN -- Horse lovers Mark and Pam Thompson may be faced with giving up their dream home to keep their beloved animals. In July, the couple found 12 acres of land east of Penmar Street, which surrounds four prominent subdivisions near Houndslake Country Club, and decided the picturesque land would be perfect to build the 3,400-square-foot French-style, stone-and-brick home and barn they have always wanted.

Events make learning fun

Home front: Radio host wakes Augusta

Jury won't know facts of case

Jury won't know facts of case
AIKEN -- A jury from outside Aiken County might guarantee David Mark Hill a panel with no knowledge of the case. But one death penalty expert says bringing in a jury to hold trial may be prejudicial to the defendant.

Drug store project worries residents

County school buses still run late

Candidates argue issues in District 4

Mall consultants point to Chattanooga

Creature comfort

Animal lovers face land battle

A look at the 20th century: 1981

Branch awaiting funds

Creature comfort
Jenna Schweihofer cuddles one of the kittens available for adoption at the Richmond County Animal Control Shelter on Saturday afternoon.

Mall consultants point to Chattanooga
Frank Varallo has seen the rise and fall of the mall. The Chattanooga, Tenn., jeweler watched the behemoth drain away the businesses that surrounded him at Brainerd Village shopping center when Eastgate Mall opened nearby in 1965.

County school buses still run late
Eight weeks into the school year, Columbia County still is grappling with how to get buses to schools on time.

Drug store project worries residents
SAVANNAH -- When Eckerd Corp. wanted to build one of the company's drug stores recently on Victory Drive at Skidaway Road, the Largo, Fla.-based retail chain did what it had to do to nail down a choice location.

This week in South Carolina
Aiken County Historical Museum will accept quilt entries for exhibit in a juried show through Oct. 26. For entry information, contact the museum at 642-2017 or Carolina Pine Quilters Guild at 641-1778.

Across the area: Woman dies after wreck on highway

New turbines at dam more efficient

Activists oppose MOX plant

Volunteers better home for project

Undefeated Rams many not be NFL's best

Across the area: Woman dies after wreck on highway
An 87-year-old Aiken County woman died at Aiken Regional Medical Centers on Saturday afternoon as a result of a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 1 (Columbia Highway) about six miles north of Aiken.

Biologist searches for mushrooms

Area school kids beneficiaries of `Wild About Turkey' package
AIKEN -- Check out the smiling faces of the children in the photo accompanying this story and what do you see? Perhaps a future president, outstanding environmental educator, wildlife agency director, biology teacher. Who can say?

Events make learning fun
Only the most dazzling of women can get away with wearing a headdress made of fish scales and pearls. But that's what the eight Panamanian dancers came all the way to Augusta to do -- dazzle.

Activists oppose MOX plant
ST. CLAIR, Ga. -- Nuclear activists spoke out again Saturday about a proposed plutonium-processing plant at Savannah River Site.

Commission's education reform ideas costly

Commission's education reform ideas costly
SMYRNA, Ga. -- From teacher bonuses to smaller classes, from alternative schools and testing to equalized funding, Gov. Roy Barnes is having a hard time getting his education reform commission to stick to his pledge to make changes that won't hit taxpayers in the wallet.

Images become part of history

Foreign students learn English together
Area teachers are using pictures, improvising sign language and drawing with crayons to communicate with many pupils. Traditional teaching methods often do not work when children cannot speak, read or write English.

Across the area: Man holds woman captive, police say
DECATUR -- Police said Sunday they were prepared to wait as long as necessary to peacefully resolve a hostage situation that began when an armed man took a Decatur woman hostage in her home.

Across the area: Man holds woman captive, police say

Healing wanted in valley
Each of the four candidates running for Burnettown Town Council says Horse Creek Valley's only incorporated municipality can be a catalyst for progress from one end of South Carolina Highway 421 to the other.

Home front: Radio host wakes Augusta
By 6:45 a.m., Harley Drew has been up for three hours. Not even the sun is up yet. With a 20-ounce Coca-Cola by his side, he shuffles through newspapers and printouts. For radio station WGAC-AM's 21,700 listeners, his voice is the sound of morning, as integral to their routine as a hot cup of coffee.

Heisman hype continues for Hamilton

Branch awaiting funds
The future of a proposed Columbia County branch of Augusta Technical Institute is up in the air while local and state officials grapple with paying for the project.

Aiken County GOP picks Nix to be chairman
AIKEN -- In a victory for the local GOP establishment, David Nix was elected chairman of the Aiken County Republican Party by a wide margin Saturday. Arthur Shealy, who announced his candidacy late Friday, was able to garner only 55 votes to Mr. Nix's 120.

Biologist searches for mushrooms
Fall is the season when oysters grow on trees and the forest floors are littered with stinkhorns, earthstars, puffballs and elfin saddles.

Aiken County GOP picks Nix to be chairman

Candidates argue issues in District 4
Three candidates in Augusta Commission District 4 want to unseat incumbent Commissioner Richard Colclough.

Area school kids beneficiaries of `Wild About Turkey' package

Volunteers better home for project
Herman Anderson stood outside his 13th Street home and smiled. ``I think it's 100 percent better,'' he said. ``It was about to fall down.''

Development looms for Washington Road properties

New turbines at dam more efficient
Beneath the dim glare of frosted lamps inside 50-year-old wire fixtures, Phinizy Davis is like a spelunker charting a hidden cave.

Development looms for Washington Road properties
Darrin Wright's family has been part of the Washington Road landscape for 19 years, but a pending face lift is going to push the family out.

Foreign students learn English together

Dolphins beat Patriots in finals seconds

Colts rally for win over Jets

Dolphins beat Patriots in finals seconds

Colts rally for win over Jets

Injured Falcons face undefeated Rams

Rams rout Falcons

Steelers get easy victory over Bengals

Steelers get easy victory over Bengals

Lions top Vikings

Passing puts Eagles over Bears

Dorsey: Undefeated Rams many not be NFL's best

Titans top Saints

Passing puts Eagles over Bears

Rams rout Falcons

Panthers hang on to beat 49ers

Falcons notes

Lions top Vikings

Titans top Saints

Rev. Charles Lavender
THOMSON -- The Rev. Charles Pearson Lavender, 78, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999.

Mrs. Janie Karel
WASHINGTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Janie Lee Nunn Karel, 86, of Lexington Road, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Annie Quattlebaum
AIKEN -- Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Taylor Quattlebaum, 87, of Columbia Highway North, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Vashti Davis
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Vashti Jackson Davis, 62, of Beech Street, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Carl Swanson
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Carl Howard Swanson, 64, of Farrington Way, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston.

Mrs. Bernice Rabun
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Bernice Phillips Rabun, 91, of Rabun Circle, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Mrs. Lois Walton
TIGNALL, Ga. -- Mrs. Lois Helen Bufford Walton, 83, of Delhi Road, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Rose Doolin
JONESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Rose E. Doolin, of Tudor Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999.

Mrs. Ida Kitching
AIKEN -- Mrs. Ida Elizabeth Kitching, 66, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at her residence.

Ms. Clementine Kelley
BRONX, N.Y. -- Ms. Clementine Jenkins Kelley, 80, of Carpenter Avenue, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Montefiore Hospital.

Mrs. Annie Lane
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Annie Mae Pound Lane died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at her residence. She was 103.

Mr. Clarke Curtis
THOMSON -- Mr. Clarke Curtis, 49, of Star Hinson Road, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Martha Maddox
Mrs. Martha E. Wood Maddox, 71, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Harvey Bledsoe
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Harvey Edsel Bledsoe, 68, of Herndon Dairy Road, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999.

Mr. Raymond Belt
Mr. Raymond James Belt, 81, of Old Post Road, Evans, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Geraldine Greene
AIKEN -- Mrs. Geraldine Bean Greene, 84, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. William Rubert
WARTHEN, Ga. -- Mr. William Rolland Rubert, 67, of Sparta-Davisboro Road, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. George Holden
Mr. George Allen Holden, 80, of Second Avenue, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Thomas Cooper Jr.
AIKEN -- Mr. Thomas Booker Cooper Jr., 87, of Parkway South, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Pepper Hill Nursing Center.

Ms. Mary Avisata
Ms. Mary P. Avisata, 80, of Patriots Way, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Ernest Drayton
BEECH ISLAND -- Mr. Ernest Drayton, 82, of Williston Road, U.S. Highway 278, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Mrs. Daisy Bland
Mrs. Daisy Lee Bland, of Taylor Street, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Dora Jones
CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Dora Gwendolyn Jones, 68, of Malcom Road, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Nettie Wiggins
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Nettie Thompson Wiggins, 90, of North Main Street, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mr. Wilmer Meeks
DEXTER, Ga. -- Mr. Wilmer Glynn Meeks, 61, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Fairview Park Hospital.

Ms. Georgia Rich
JOHNSTON, S.C. -- Ms. Georgia Marie Rich, 44, of Old Chapel Ferry Road, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, in Edgefield.

Mrs. Vera Hosie
Mrs. Vera Mabel Hosie, 86, of Spencer Street, Martinez, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Genevieve Duvall
Mrs. Genevieve Rice Duvall, 73, of Conifer Square, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Barbara Cason
Mrs. Barbara Ann Cason, 60, of Edgar Street, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. George Holden

Mrs. Geraldine Greene

Mrs. Janie Karel

Mr. William Rubert

Ms. Mary Avisata

Mr. Raymond Belt

Mrs. Lois Walton

Mrs. Dora Jones

Mrs. Nettie Wiggins

Rev. Charles Lavender

Mrs. Martha Maddox

Mr. Ernest Drayton

Mrs. Daisy Bland

Mrs. Ida Kitching

Ms. Clementine Kelley

Mrs. Bernice Rabun

Mrs. Vera Hosie

Mrs. Annie Lane

Mr. Clarke Curtis

Edmondson: Statesman's life a model for education reformers
ONE OF THE best new books on education doesn't appear to be about education at all. It advances new theories on how children learn to read. It doesn't debate a student's rights to freedom of expression. It never even uses the ``word character'' education.

Mulls over District 6 race, other topics
I would like to comment about a few issues currently in the news: ''Run, Andy, Run.'' Phil Kent's Oct. 10 column is right on the mark. I have known Andy Cheek for over 20 years and can-not think of a more qualified Commission representative for the people of Augusta in District 6. W. Danny Dunaway, North Augusta

Aiken jury nonsense
Until the era of mass transportation earlier this century, trial juries had to be picked from the counties or villages in which the crime occurred. It was too impractical in terms of geography, travel and time to import jurors from a neighboring community.

Enumerates reasons for bearing arms
Letter writer Al Kotras couldn't be more wrong in trying to lay the blame for violence at the feet of extremist groups. No such group has an influence without a willing audience. But what got my attention was Mr. Kotras' insistence that semi-automatic and automatic weapons be confis-cated from the public. John Culbert, Williston

Blasts priorities of school leadership
Amid the distracting flap over school uniforms it is good to see some letter writers here tuning in to the real problems in the Richmond County school system. Legitimate student and social problems aside, there is a pervasive mediocrity in our schools related directly to decisions and prioritiesof Superintendent Charles Larke and the School Board. Wesley Ross, Augusta

Defends Buchanan against criticism
Dr. Lowell Greenbaum's recent letter attacking Pat Buchanan is typical of those who may possess a good formal education, but are totally ignorant of what actually has gone on and is still going on concerning ruthless dictatorships. Bill Heaton, Augusta

Recounts another tax refund fight
You have vigorously pursued the matter of the 3-year time limit on refunding erroneously collected taxes for two individuals. Unfortunately, that is the law established by our ``representatives'' in Atlanta and followed elsewhere. H.G. Barclay, Evans

Cites reasons to oppose gun control
As I witness the latest inane debate for gun control, two facts come to mind: Ever since Cain picked up a rock and slew Abel, men have always fashioned weapons to kill. Dr. William James Reid III, Aiken

Backs challenger in Grovetown race
Re the Oct. 5 letter by Bo Giddens concerning the Grovetown mayoral race: I also support George James inthis election. Nancy Faulkner, Grovetown

Kent: Handy is vulnerable; raising the ethics bar
Commission District 2 has some of the poorest and most drug-infested neighborhoods in Augusta, which is why the Rev. Marion Williams is doing some serious sermonizing. The Augusta native and veteran railroad worker says he ``feels called'' to challenge Commissioner Freddie Handy, who Williams says ``has had seven years to help people, yet hasn't done much. He hasn't even paved that many roads.''

Good reform rejected
Egged on by the Big Media elites, the White House and some so-called ``progressives'' are all for piling on more of the same type of campaign reforms that the 1996 Clinton-Gore re-election drive so blatantly broke, including accepting money from No. 1 espio-nage foe, Red China.

Says Elton John concert a lesson for Authority
Who says Augusta doesn't rock? I hope the Coliseum Authority took notes Oct. 9 at the Elton John concert. Bring in some good entertainment and we will come! The concert was awesome! Gail Johnson, Martinez

Edmondson: Statesman's life a model for education reformers
ONE OF THE best new books on education doesn't appear to be about education at all. It advances new theories on how children learn to read. It doesn't debate a student's rights to freedom of expression. It never even uses the ``word character'' education.

Hits decision on children with AIDS
I am an eighth grader at Lakeside Middle School, and ... I'm writing to you to express my extreme displeasure about a decision the United States Supreme Court made on Oct. 4. Shallon Williamson, Martinez

Lynx class act
The Augusta Lynx's Oct. 14 opener wasn't too classy, but the hockey team's management performed a class act the other day. Two watches and $600 were stolen from the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center visitor's locker room during an Oct. 10 Lynx exhibition game with the Greenville, S.C., Grrrowl.

Urges keeping teaching assistants
I have two elementary school children at Goshen Elementary School and until recently have been very pleased with the quality of education they have received over the last six years. Patti Lillis, Augusta

Reform in Grovetown?
The longtime reign of Grovetown Mayor Dennis Trudeau could end Nov. 2 if reform mayoral candidate George James continues hitting key issues during his neighborhood-to-neighborhood campaign. Continued city growth has led James to call for upgrading infrastructure and services to the people. He faults the incumbent, particularly, for being fixated on building a new $1.9 million city hall.

Supports school uniform requirement
I am concerned about uniforms in Richmond County schools. I am more concerned about the message we are sending to our children when we say to them that you do not have to obey rules and regulations of those in authority. How can we expect them to obey teachers and others in authority in the classroom? Ruth B. Crawford, Augusta

Sees problem in budget, not inmates
I was dumbfounded when I read Richmond County school system's public information director Donald B. Porter's Sept. 25 guest column concerning The Chronicle reporter's coverage of nonviolent inmates doing yardwork at C. T. Walker Elementary School. Margaret Ann Mobley, Augusta

Ga. technology czar
The name Jim Flowers is unknown in the Augusta area, but he'll become known around Georgia soon enough. Businessman Flowers not only is the golfing partner and old school chum of Harlan Barnes -- who happens to be Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes' son -- he's the leader of the governor's plan to consolidate purchasing power for state government technology.

Supports resigned school system nutrition chief
The resignation of Donna Martin was not ``welcomed'' by a great many people in Augusta. I have worked as a consultant to the Richmond County School Nutrition Program and one would be hard pressed to not notice the obvious passion Ms. Martin has had for her work in school nutrition. Johnny Thomas Jr., Martinez

A new Columbine assault
The latest example of the absurd impact separation of church-and-state zealots have had in keeping even a hint of our nation's Judeo-Christian tradition out of public schools involves the wall tiles at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. That's where two deranged teen-agers massacred 12 students and a teacher last spring, before turning their guns on themselves.

Slams sentence in police-killer case
I feel I speak for the law enforcement officers of this county when I say that we would like toextend our deepest heartfelt ``apologies'' to Bryan Williams for the treatment that he has been subjected to in the last two years of his life. Richard Dixon, Hephzibah

Venus shines in Switzerland

Rios, Swede end youngsters hopes of reaching final

JY-15 champ Mollicone sails to lead

Furyk wins in Vegas

Furyk leads Las Vegas

Friends, family recall Wilt's humor, curiosity

Hunters urged to check tree stands before climbs

Rios makes it back to back wins

Area school kids beneficiaries of `Wild About Turkey' package

Jarrett takes another step toward title

Area buzz: Lady Jags golf teamplans get jump start

Overtime: Mollicone wins regatta in own class

Furyk wins in Vegas

Ray takes pole for IRL finale

Strait captures 15th ARCA race

Jarrett takes another step toward title

Earnhardt takes Talladega

Augusta's Kerr will complete college game at Henderson State

Overtime: It's Hingis vs. Venus in Switzerland

Thousands report quake stories to seismology Website
LOS ANGELES -- In case of earthquake: duck, cover and log on. Within a few hours of Saturday's magnitude-7.0 quake in the Southern California desert, more than 10,000 people ventured into cyberspace to register their experiences on a new Website (www-socal.wr.usgs.gov) run by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Primary cause of rabies is bats
A man woke up in a motel room in the middle of the night to find a bat clinging to his left shoulder.

Biggest Baby Bell to bring high-speed net access
NEW YORK -- SBC Communications, the local phone company for the Southwest and Midwest, plans to spend billions of dollars more to bring robust Internet access to its customers sooner, according to an industry report.

Biology professor moonlights as composer
CONWAY, S.C. -- By day he is Silvard P. Kool, Ph.D., a Boston College biology professor with a passion for mollusks.

Everything in Ludlow upended by earthquake
LUDLOW, Calif. -- David Rockwell stood in the middle of his kitchen on Saturday staring at the broken memories on the floor. Photographs, china, ceramic birds, all damaged or destroyed when a magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck this remote desert town.

New diets may be unhealthy fad
ATLANTA -- On a typical morning, Ron Glasgow eats a three-egg omelet and a 12-ounce package of bacon or a half-pound of ham. During the rest of the day, he devours all the pork rinds, beef jerky, sausage and steak he wants.

Scenes from an atomic desert
NEVADA TEST SITE -- It was a perfect morning for an airdrop. No clouds, no wind -- nothing stirring in the big sky except the B-50 bomber circling the desert like a buzzard.

U.S. will honor its nuke ban treaty commitment
WASHINGTON -- The United States will continue to honor a nuclear test ban treaty despite its rejection by the Republican-controlled Senate, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Sunday.

Ask the computer guy
Q. I bought WinFax Pro 8.0 on the eBay auction Web site. I received the CD and registered it online, but I didn't get the manuals -- where are they?

New diets may be unhealthy fad

U.S. will honor its nuke ban treaty commitment

Scenes from an atomic desert

Primary cause of rabies is bats

Biggest Baby Bell to bring high-speed net access

Thousands report quake stories to seismology Website

Ask the computer guy

Biology professor moonlights as composer

Everything in Ludlow upended by earthquake