Sides in umpires' dispute to meet Wednesday

Joe Torre still has the fire

Braves notebook: Rocker fine after auto accident

Indians looking at Hershiser

Yankess back in World Series

Tough to overlook Boston now

Millwood called upon to end series

Piece of the action

Mets notebook: Wilson gives his son a vote for top rookie

Game 7 pitching preview

Piazza trying to play through the pain

Braves headed for World Series

Cox knew Millwood wouldn't pitch in Game 5

Braves, Mets have done this before

Beantown blows stack over blown calls

Atlanta proves its passion

Congress honors home run king 25 years after record-breaking season

America an unusual country

Bank coincides with face lift
Local business leaders and officers of Georgia-Carolina Bancshares Inc. on Monday officially opened the company's first Columbia County branch -- First Bank of Columbia County.

Additional business news

SBC announces $6 billion high-speed Web initiative

Martha Stewart and WWF go public

Building to be sold October 30
The former JB White department store on Broad Street is scheduled to be sold Oct. 30, one of the building's buyers said. The vacant store is being sought by a group of local businessmen who plan to convert it into apartments.

Additional business news

Delta Air Lines buying regional commuter Comair
CINCINNATI -- Delta Air Lines said Monday it is buying the rest of regional commuter Comair for about $1.8 billion to better coordinate the airlines' flight schedules.

Business stresses harmony

Purchase increases possibility of direct flights to Cincinnati

Purchase increases possibility of direct flights to Cincinnati
Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field Director Al McDill said Tuesday that Delta Air Lines' acquisition of Comair might open the door for direct flights from Augusta to Cincinnati, a high demand route for Procter & Gamble employees.

Delta Air Lines buying regional commuter Comair

Additional business news
FCC calls for fines in slamming case...Coca-Cola to change ad slogan...Business software boosts Microsoft...Air Canada fending off takeover...Merger drops bank's earnings...Britannica offered free on Internet

Additional business news
Shaky Dow closes with gain Monday...Penney to sell credit-card division...Yahoo! adds online voice feature...Bioengineered food meetings set...Reebok admits to poor conditions...Bank announces profit increase...Ford reports raise in earnings

Business stresses harmony
Unions and the companies they regulate often disagree. But in an industry that is struggling to survive, joint efforts between the feuding groups may be the key to a local company's success.

SBC announces $6 billion high-speed Web initiative
NEW YORK -- SBC Communications, the nation's largest local phone company, plans to spend $6 billion in a bid to become the top provider of high-capacity, always-connected Internet service.

Expansion will boost job market
A Turkish textile company and a German automotive parts manufacturer have announced plans to expand operations to Warren County, Ga., bringing up to 154 jobs to a county that is tied for the state's 10th-highest unemployment rate.

Bank coincides with face lift

Martha Stewart and WWF go public
NEW YORK -- Would Martha Stewart stand a chance against Stone Cold Steve Austin? It might be a one-sided bout in the wrestling ring, but on Wall Street, Martha is proving to be a contender.

Expansion will boost job market

Building to be sold October 30

Holtz perplexed by USC perfomance

Holtz still looks for answers in losing season

Warrick could play Saturday

Tuesday morning quarterback

College football notes: Tech loses Rogers for rest of season

Crimson Tide prepares for No. 5 Tennessee

Holtz's wife wants to come to Vanderbilt game

College notes: Back to basics for Michigan State

After two close calls, Mumme looking for win over Georgia

Bowden's prepare for father-son showdown

Pirates look to get back that winning feeling

Vols prepare for trip to Tuscaloosa

Georgia's Williams could be ineligible

Donnan believes in Georgia offense

Clemson's Bowden prepares to enjoy history

DiNardo's job is safe -- for the season anyway

Actor, animals have local ties
Through the years, the Augusta area has seen its share of interesting people and animals.

Counting population has no exact formula
As of Oct. 12, there were exactly 6 billion people on Earth.

Politician was raised in Appling
A star destined to shine in the political arena was that of Columbia County native George Walker Crawford. In the rotunda's pictorial gallery of the state's chief executives at the Capitol in Atlanta, his portrait is on display along with Georgia's other governors.

Questions GOP vote on test ban treaty

Denies 'monolithic' nature of science

Supports 'prey for malicious litigation'

Hits Towe's evaluation of shroud image

Bristles at criticism over uniforms

An Augusta makeover

Dubs cartoon on flag issue 'brilliant'

Backs 'activist' in District 6 race

Attacks planning and zoning board

Warns video poker battle isn't over

S.C.: 'Pledge No!'

Wants counselors for alienated students

Keep eye on costs

Extreme Sports
You thought you knew TNN? You don't know TNN. You think it's country music. Maybe "Dukes of Hazzard" reruns. Fishin' and huntin' and sometimes cars go 'round, vroom-vroom. Not anymore. Now TNN is home to the truly essential three R's of junk-fun television -- rodeo, Rollerjam and 'restling!

Almost-instant classic
Nothing tops off an autumn day like a bowl of creamy, steaming chowder.

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 Monday. No coupons or discount cards were used.

In The Know
TV TODAY: In The Greatest Supermodels (9 p.m.; The Learning Channel) old guard Cindy Crawford, Iman, Elle MacPherson and Christie Brinkley reflect on the rewards and pitfalls of being a pretty face. Among the topics: always being ``on'' and work ethic.

New magazine toys with kids' and parents' emotions
Confidential to parents of young children: A new magazine has hit newsstands, and it could be dangerous in the hands of your kids.

Child cooks up something new
NEW YORK - To some, she is a culinary legend. To others, she is a television pioneer. But Julia Child sees herself as ``a good home cook.''

S.C. player of the week

Georgia player of the week

America an unusual country
We live in a unique country full of contradictions. Here are some examples, sent in by several of you -- most recently, Janice McNair.

In the know

Child cooks up something new

New magazine toys with kids' and parents' emotions

In The Know

Almost-instant classic

Extreme Sports

Clean and Beautiful contract $4,000 less
Metro Augusta Clean and Beautiful will get $4,000 less from Columbia County this year, but $16,000 is OK with the group's executive director.

Renovation sought for deteriorating Warrenville School
WARRENVILLE -- What started as a group of neighbors worried about a deteriorating abandoned school has transformed into an association of concerned residents determined to work together to restore their neighborhood.

Company wants high court to revisit video poker ruling
COLUMBIA -- Unwilling to play a dead-man's hand, Joytime Distributors of Greenville wants South Carolina's Supreme Court to reconsider last week's ruling that the $2.8 billion-a-year video poker industry has just eight months to live.

Church ready to establish new roots
After more than a year without a home, an Augusta church is ready to rebuild.

Actor, animals have local ties

Hospitals urged to reduce competition
The only way to solve problems of indigent care and the uninsured in Augusta is for all health care providers to first ``own'' the problem and then work together to address it, health care futurist Leland Kaiser told University Hospital employees Tuesday.

Trash-fee plan gets little notice

Officials undecided on ethics
Augusta Commission subcommittee members charged with studying Mayor Bob Young's proposed ethics and lobbying ordinances don't know exactly what they want.

County council questions pay raise

Mayor explores arts funding source
Mayor Bob Young pledged continued support to the arts community Tuesday by announcing he would like to add funding for a performing arts theater to any new local option sales tax proposals.

Clean and Beautiful contract $4,000 less

Across the area: Convicted murderer seeks new trial
The Augusta man convicted earlier this month of killing a police officer is seeking a new trial.

Case may limit officials' ability to vote on issues

High court overturns convictions
Two Richmond County murder convictions have been thrown out because improper testimony was allowed in both trials, the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled.

Atlanta proves its passion

Officer grateful for second chance
Rodney Williams began his career with the Richmond County Sheriff's Department on Aug. 7. Ten days later, a car accident almost ended it -- along with the deputy's life.

Politics blamed in firing
Ed McIntyre, who was fired last week as special projects coordinator for the CSRA Business League, said Monday that politics and jealousy cost him his job.

Trucking along
Jo-Jo Glover, 5, of Aiken, waves to his mother as he takes a ride on the Super Truck. Jo-Jo and his family were some of the first to show up Tuesday night for the opening of the Aiken Jaycees County Fair.

Decrease in area crimes reflects national trend
Crime is decreasing in Augusta-Richmond County, paralleling a national trend, according to police reports.

Library system ranks near bottom
The Augusta-Richmond County Public Library has plenty of places to curl up with a new book -- if you can find one.

Church ready to establish new roots

Flemington celebrates first city hall
FLEMINGTON, Ga. -- You can find Flemington listed on Georgia state maps, but even some people living in its home county -- Liberty -- don't know where the city is.

Health effects of tritium studied

Lawsuit on prayer reviewed
ATLANTA -- Federal judges in Atlanta heard arguments in a Florida case Tuesday that could decide whether public-school students legally can say prayers during graduation ceremonies as long as school officials don't initiate them.

Politician was raised in Appling

State panel studies hurricane readiness
ATLANTA -- State officials call the handling of the Hurricane Floyd evacuation a successful operation, but this year's seemingly never-ending storm season has provided an impetus for them to keep working out the bugs, however minor.

Decrease in area crimes reflects national trend

Fire exhibit shows safety awareness
The sparks flying from power lines were 7-year-old Cole Luckey's favorite part of the show -- until he saw the fireman hanging on ropes off the ladder of the fire truck.

Educator credits former instructors
AIKEN -- When math teacher Dale Smith walks into her classroom every day, the first child she sees is herself.

County council questions pay raise
AIKEN -- At least one employee who draws a paycheck from Aiken County got a pay raise that most Aiken County Council members do not remember giving.

State panel studies hurricane readiness

Renovation sought for deteriorating Warrenville School

Olde Town rezoning issue disputed
Augusta commissioners failed Tuesday to resolve a zoning issue that pits Olde Town residents against supporters of the Peter S. Knox Service Center on Greene Street.

Across the area: Hephzibah man dies in car wreck

Health effects of tritium studied
ATLANTA -- The chairman of a committee of the National Academy of Sciences has agreed to study the health effects of tritium in the area surrounding Savannah River Site, a scientist from the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research said Tuesday.

Blood shortage mirrors trend

Company wants high court to revisit video poker ruling

Gloverville man sentenced in sex case

Officials to debate arrests

Committee meets with school board

Tuesday morning quarterback

Case may limit officials' ability to vote on issues
ATLANTA -- A case before the Georgia Supreme Court could prevent any elected official from voting on major issues if he is married to a government employee.

Library system ranks near bottom

Fair fun begins
Janice Crawford makes sure her ride, the Sooper Jet, is clean and ready for tonight's opening of the Aiken Jaycees' County Fair.

Officials to debate arrests
A dozen public safety officers in the Richmond County school system could get expanded powers of arrest if the Augusta Commission approves a measure today.

Mayor explores arts funding source

Blood shortage mirrors trend
Generation X, it seems, isn't much of a blood donor. U.S. teens and twentysomethings aren't replenishing the nation's blood supply, a major reason serious blood shortages are projected in future years, some experts said.

Across the area: Hephzibah man dies in car wreck
A 54-year-old Hephzibah man died Sunday night in Jefferson County after his car flipped over and ejected him from the vehicle, police said.

Educator credits former instructors

Lawsuit on prayer reviewed

High court overturns convictions

Flemington celebrates first city hall

Committee meets with school board
For the first time in at least five years, Augusta commissioners met with Richmond County School Board members Monday to discuss ways they could work together to save money.

Trash-fee plan gets little notice
North Augusta residents let slip their first chance to comment on the city's proposed increase in sanitation fees.

Officials undecided on ethics

Politics blamed in firing

Trucking along

Officer grateful for second chance

Olde Town rezoning issue disputed

Gloverville man sentenced in sex case
AIKEN -- A judge sentenced a Gloverville man Monday to seven years in prison for showing pornography to a neighborhood boy and then engaging in consensual sex with the 13-year-old.

Across the area: Convicted murderer seeks new trial

Hospitals urged to reduce competition

Counting population has no exact formula

Fair fun begins

Niners secondary gets taller through subtraction

Jaguars deal undisclosed pick for Upshaw

Vermeil: 5-0 Rams are no fluke

Barber steals the show

Crumbling Cowboys look for answers

Memo to NFL scouts: Draft Georgia RBs late

Three Carolina starters sidelined for extended periods

At 1-5, Falcons going nowhere fast

Disappointed coach hints at roster changes

Mr. Norman Dubbs
Mr. Norman W. Dubbs, 66, of Woodbine Road, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Mary Jackson
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Mary O. Jackson, 70, of Hook Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999.

Mrs. Dora Dailey
HEPHZIBAH -- Mrs. Dora Lee Johnson Dailey, 37, of Melba Drive, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Johnnie Broadwater
Mr. Johnnie B. Broadwater, of Deans Bridge Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Beverly Manor Convalescent Home.

Mrs. Ida Jackson
Mrs. Ida B. Jackson, of Beaufort Avenue, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Jennings Zeigler Jr.
BLACKVILLE, S.C. -- Mr. Jennings Bryan Zeigler Jr., 75, of Gardner Road, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at Lexington Medical Center, Columbia.

Christopher Williams Jr.
BEECH ISLAND -- Mr. Christopher Williams Jr., of Beechdale Loop, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Margery Purdom
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mrs. Margery Waters Purdom, 88, of South Gray Street, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at Jenkins County Hospital.

Mrs. Barbara B. Harrison
AIKEN -- Mrs. Barbara B. Harrison, 57, of Banks Mill Road, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Evelyn Graham
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- Mrs. Evelyn Daniels Graham, 89, of Flat Street, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, in Fairfax.

Mr. Juan Perez
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mr. Juan Gerardo Olvera Perez, 30, of Country Club Road, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Evelyn Greene
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- Mrs. Evelyn Dix Greene, 78, of Barton Road, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at Allendale County Hospital.

Mrs. Mae Belle Usry
GIBSON, Ga. -- Mrs. Mae Belle Usry, 83, of Beall Springs Road, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Clifford Phillips Jr.
Mr. Clifford Ray Phillips Jr., 48, of Fenwick Street, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Inella Eidson
BATH -- Mrs. Inella Reames Eidson, 85, of Lee Drive, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Nelson Stephens
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Nelson Stephens, 66, of Keg Creek Lane, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at Washington County Regional Medical Center.

Mr. George Stout Sr.
GROVETOWN -- Mr. George E. Stout Sr., 89, of VFW Road, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Earle Kitchen
HARTSELLE, Ala. -- Mr. Earle Dewey Kitchen, 80, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Ida Russell
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Ida Mae Russell, of Georgia State Highway 24, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999.

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

Mr. Andrew Bee
DALLAS -- Mr. Andrew Prentiss ``Andy'' Bee, 47, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999.

Mrs. Edna Abney
LANGLEY -- Mrs. Edna Mathis Abney, 81, of Pelzer Street, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Sam Gardner
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Sam W. Gardner, 82, of Moore Road, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Catherine Bacon
AIKEN -- Mrs. Catherine Matthews Bacon, 54, of Bacon Road, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. William Prescott
SAVANNAH -- Mr. William W. ``Bill'' Prescott died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999 at Memorial Health University Medical Center.

Mr. Lawrence Hall
AIKEN -- Mr. Lawrence Hall, 79, of Hall Hill Road, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at University Hospital.

Ms. Mamie Cummings
Ms. Mamie Cummings, 77, of Cherry Avenue, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Ms. Cynthia Burney
Ms. Cynthia LaVern Burney, 26, of Ramblewood Drive, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Huey Copeland
NUNEZ, Ga. -- Mr. Huey Copeland, 81, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at Emanuel County Nursing Home.

Mr. Jerome Stewart
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mr. Jerome Stewart, 80, of Florida Avenue, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Edward Rich
NEVILS-PEMBROKE, Ga. -- Mr. Edward R. ``Ted'' Rich, 71, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Clara Roberts
AVERA, Ga. -- Mrs. Clara Lee Roberts, 56, of Williams Bridge Road, died Oct. 17, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Malachi Marshall
GROVETOWN -- Mr. Malachi Marshall, 47, of Fifth Avenue, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Betty Brown
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. -- Mrs. Betty Heyward Brown, 63, of Motlow Drive, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Samuel Weatherford
Mr. Samuel A. Weatherford, 92, of Wrightsboro Road, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999.

Kyra Odermatt
WILLISTON, S.C. -- Kyra Lilly Odermatt, infant daughter of Kurt and Lora Odermatt, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Walton Benike
THOMSON -- Mr. Walton Luverne Benike, 64, of Greenbriar Road, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Clifford Phillips Jr.
Mr. Clifford Ray Phillips Jr., 48, of Fenwick Street, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Jerusha Ellison
SPRINGFIELD, S.C. -- Mrs. Jerusha Ellison, 82, of Springfield Road, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Earle Kitchen

Mr. Juan Perez

Mr. Jerome Stewart

Christopher Williams Jr.

Mrs. Vera Hosie

Mr. Samuel Weatherford

Kyra Odermatt

Mr. Edward Rich

Mrs. Edna Abney

Mr. Nelson Stephens

Mrs. Jerusha Ellison

Mrs. Inella Eidson

Mr. Jennings Zeigler Jr.

Mrs. Evelyn Graham

Mrs. Mary Jackson

Mr. William Prescott

Mrs. Clara Roberts

Mr. Andrew Bee

Mr. Clifford Phillips Jr.

Mrs. Dora Dailey

Mrs. Ida Jackson

Mr. Walton Benike

Mr. Johnnie Broadwater

Mrs. Mae Belle Usry

Mrs. Evelyn Greene

Mrs. Barbara B. Harrison

Mr. George Stout Sr.

Mr. Sam Gardner

Mr. Malachi Marshall

Mr. Lawrence Hall

Mr. Clifford Phillips Jr.

Mr. Huey Copeland

Mrs. Ida Russell

Who's the enemy?
President Clinton is still furious over the U.S. Senate's proper rejection of the nuclear test ban treaty. The White House and most congressional Democrats are characterizing defeat of the pact as evidence of a partisan ``New Isolationism'' in the Republican Party.

Harbin's persistence
In the long run, persistence usually pays off. That's what state Sen. Ben Harbin, R-Evans, is counting on after learning $1.2 million for the planned Columbia County branch of Augusta Technical Institute was dropped from the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education's proposed 2001 budget.

Dubs cartoon on flag issue 'brilliant'
The Chronicle's editorial cartoonist, Rick Mckee, left me a little puzzled as to where he was going with his Oct. 13 illustration depicting the Confederate flag. Maggie Murphy, Aiken

Denies 'monolithic' nature of science
In a recent letter James D. Griffing makes several statements about science and evolution that are incorrect. To begin with, he states ``that science is monolithically behind evolution. ...'' due to the volume of information that prevents scientists from being objective and skepticalabout anything that is not definitely established. Richard Baxter, Aiken

S.C.: 'Pledge No!'
In wake of South Carolina Supreme Court's unanimous ruling striking down the Nov. 2 video poker referendum and banning the poker machines as of next July 1, foes of gambling have switched their campaign from ``Vote No'' to ``Pledge No.''

Opposes the 'disarming' of Americans
I am compelled to clarify a few things about Al Kotras' Oct. 10 letter titled ``Blames extremists for shooting deaths.'' Floyd Brown, Evans

Warns video poker battle isn't over
Praise God for the South Carolina Supreme Court's video poker decision. Randy L. Collins, Williston

An Augusta makeover
The best vote of confidence a community can have in its economy is for private investors to put money into it. In this regard, Augusta is suddenly doing very well.

Raps inequitable water bill collections
Last summer, I supported then-Commissioner Moses Todd and Augusta Utilities Director Max Hicks in your water struggles and hoped that over the course of the winter some sort of sanity would be injected into the water department's infrastructure. Seth Benson, Millen

Supports 'prey for malicious litigation'
I would like to add my name to the very long list of Dr. Franklin Epstein's satisfied patients. In the late spring of 1995, I began to experience severe pain in my upper back, loss of use of my right arm and numbness in my right hand. C. L. "Skip'' Townsend Jr., Aiken

Keep eye on costs
Was Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes clairvoyant in June when he told his Education Commission appointees he didn't want them to forge a blueprint for bankrupting the state in the name of ``reform?'' Here's the problem: So far nobody on that panel is talking about what duplication, waste or expensive programs should be eliminated.

Backs 'activist' in District 6 race
As a PTA volunteer, I had the privilege to work with District 6 Augusta Commission candidateAndy Cheek. Although he was our president, he was not just a "figure-head.'' Patty Bennett, Augusta

Bristles at criticism over uniforms
II read an offensive editorial and many letters to the editor in regard to parents who do not wish to have school uniforms. I am one of them. Theresa Johnson Von Plinsky, Augusta

Questions GOP vote on test ban treaty
Why is it that the political party that believes it has the exclusive right to decide right and wrong insists on playing ``win or lose'' with President Bill Clinton? Tom Zwemer, Augusta

Attacks planning and zoning board
I read, with much amusement, The Chronicle article regarding the acquisition and planned future commercial development of the areas surrounding the Augusta National, National Hills and Berckmans Road. David Fogle, Augusta

Wants counselors for alienated students
I am a senior at Davidson Fine Arts School, and the stricter dress code appears to be an easy alternative for what actually needs to be done to curb violence in our schools. Samantha Royal, Augusta

Hits Towe's evaluation of shroud image
As an initial skeptic of the Shroud of Turin's authenticity who has spent the past 22 years researching this topic, I stand by my initial statement that Dr. Kenneth Towe has not done sufficient in-vestigation to make an unbiased evaluation of the shroud. Rev. Albert R. Dreisbach, Jr., East Point

Sports foundation honors Hamm, Inkster

Overtime: Jags' rally to second in Duke Classic

Overtime: Howell captures medalist honors at Pate tourney

Arnie and Jack on a new course

Martin is closing in on PGA Tour card

Salt Lake Organizing Committee sues cyber squatters

Players suspended for supplement use

Fans mixed about Tonya Harding's pro debut

Cremins anxious to get Yellow Jackets back to NCAA Tournament

USC counting on Kitchings

U.S., Russian astronauts to train on ISS module at Baikonur
MOSCOW -- A group of Russian and U.S. astronauts went to the Baikonur cosmodrome Monday to train on a key module of the international space station while it is prepared for launch, a news report said.

Health effects of tritium studied
ATLANTA -- The chairman of a committee of the National Academy of Sciences has agreed to study the health effects of tritium in the area surrounding Savannah River Site, a scientist from the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research said Tuesday.

Drug company-sponsored studies less critical than independent studies
CHICAGO -- Studies on the cost-effectiveness of drugs are far more likely to report favorable findings if they are sponsored by the drug companies themselves rather than independent groups, researchers found.

Immune system substance aids recovery in spine-injured rats
NEW YORK -- Rats recovered partially from spinal cord injury when they were treated quickly with a substance pumped out by immune-system cells, an indicator of a possible new therapy, researchers report.

Alarm sounds at SRS
A false alarm Tuesday caused Savannah River Site employees to evacuate the same area where seven workers were contaminated with plutonium last month.

New Web site helps teachers, parents
ATLANTA -- Parents will be able to see instantly what their children are supposed to learn, and educators can obtain lesson plans to help them teach the state's curriculum from the new Web-based Georgia Learning Connections unveiled Monday.

Britannica posts all 32 volumes on Internet, free
CHICAGO -- Encyclopaedia Britannica, the longtime leader in information that has lost its way in the Internet era, is giving away its knowledge for free in a desperate bid to stay afloat.

FDA takes biotech food issue to the public
WASHINGTON -- The federal agency that ensures genetically engineered foods are safe will hold unusual meetings around the country this fall to hear what Americans think about bioengineered food.

Study: Foods rich in vitamin E offer some lung cancer protection
WASHINGTON -- A diet rich in vitamin E foods such as nuts and whole grains can lower the risk of lung cancer among smokers by about 20 percent, a new study says.

Low-level radar system faulted in fatal crashes
WASHINGTON -- A radar system that is supposed to warn low-flying planes of nearby obstacles was plagued with problems and fixed nationwide only after a 1997 fatal airplane crash in Guam, according to a published report.

IBM pulls PCs out of U.S. stores
NEW YORK -- IBM, whose name has been synonymous with personal computers for two decades, said Tuesday it will pull its money-losing line of PCs from U.S. stores and sell them exclusively over the Internet.

Environmentalists rap Bush record, call for cleaner air
AUSTIN -- A coalition of environmental groups said Tuesday that ``intentional acts and conscious indifference'' by Texas Gov. George W. Bush, his appointees and the Legislature are responsible for the state's air pollution problems. They proposed a 12-step program to clean up the air.

Web sites look for buyers of luxury goods
NEW YORK -- Shoppers are buying lots of books, videos and toys on the Internet these days, but are they ready to purchase diamond necklaces or designer suits online?

Your style
Tilia Parks, 16, junior at Butler High School

Keeping it in the family

Your style

The big screen
Nicholas Cage plays a paramedic forced into a nervous breakdown when he is haunted by the ghosts of those he could not save.

Bullies use fists to mask own failings

Bullies use fists to mask own failings
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM ``I always let bullies push me around. I'm scared of bullies because they really know how to fight.'' -- 12-year-old Augusta girl

The big screen

Keeping it in the family
Is it ``Mama'' and ``Daddy'' or ``Mrs.'' and ``Mr.''? That's the dilemma for students who attend school where their parents work as teachers or administrators.

FDA takes biotech food issue to the public

Britannica posts all 32 volumes on Internet, free

Web sites look for buyers of luxury goods

Alarm sounds at SRS

Low-level radar system faulted in fatal crashes

Environmentalists rap Bush record, call for cleaner air

Immune system substance aids recovery in spine-injured rats

Drug company-sponsored studies less critical than independent studies

New Web site helps teachers, parents

Study: Foods rich in vitamin E offer some lung cancer protection

Health effects of tritium studied