Fans react to Rose interview with NBC

Ribbing comes with territory

Fans should be used to Braves fall

Probable Braves interviews with Jim Gray

Yankees pitching steps up again in postseason

Dowd: Rose caused 'embarrassing night'

Braves notebook: Effects of illness may hinder Glavine

Braves notebook: Baylor offers simple advice

Game 4 pitching preview

Brotherly love gives Torre strength

Glavine gives out in eighth inning

Yankees notes: Randolph interviews with Brewers

Yankees notes: New York set for explosion

Braves inspire delusions of grandeur

World Series ratings up 7 percent after two games

Clemens, Smoltz prepare for Game 4

Glavine will need best yet

Braves on brink of elimination

World Series classics: rare autumn beauties

Braves, Yankees both hoping for history to repeat

Pumpkin required big knife

Blue Mountain Arts sold

Economy will grow
One of the nation's top stock market strategists told a local group Monday that nothing short of an oil embargo could transform the country's current economic boom into a major recession.

Authority unveils economic plan
The Columbia County Development Authority used broad strokes to paint a picture ofits economic development activities this year.

Additional business news

Dow Jones average adds Intel and Microsoft

Blue Mountain Arts sold
DENVER -- ExciteAtHome, a leading Internet destination, is buying the Blue Mountain Arts electronic greeting card company for $780 million, a deal that will broaden Excite's Web services by allowing visitors to send free messages customized for special occasions.

Authority unveils economic plan

Additional business news

Dow adds Intel, Microsoft

Dow Jones average adds Intel and Microsoft
NEW YORK -- Underscoring the decline of America's smokestack economy and the rise of high technology, Microsoft and Intel are being added to the Dow Jones industrial average, while Chevron, Goodyear and Union Carbide are being dropped.

Overnite "in the driver's seat"

Dow adds Intel, Microsoft
NEW YORK -- Intel and Microsoft are being added to the Dow Jones industrial average, becoming the first Nasdaq stocks ever chosen by The Wall Street Journal for its venerable market measure.

Economy will grow

Clinton orders drug-cost study
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton ordered a federal study of drug costs Monday, saying American senior citizens shouldn't have to ``get on the bus to Canada'' to buy medicine at lower prices.

First Bank launches mortgage lending division

Overnite ''in the driver's seat''
RICHMOND, Va. -- A strike by the Teamsters union at Overnite Transportation Co. terminals in seven states was having little effect on the trucking company's operations, a Overnite spokesman said Monday. ``Overnite is in the driver's seat'' in the walkout, said Ira Rosenfeld, company spokesman.

Additional business news
Government allows Fidelity to start S&L...Law would stem 'cybersquatting'...Expanded eBay posts profit jump...Ex-Treasury head to join private firm...Message board firm marks move

Clinton orders drug-cost study

First Bank launches mortgage lending division
First Bank of Georgia has entered the mortgage lending business. The bank has formed a new division, called First Bank Mortgage, which will operate out of the West Town branch in Columbia County, according to an announcement Tuesday by the bank's holding company, Georgia-Carolina Bancshares Inc.

Audit finds center's books to be in order
The private management firm that oversees Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center kept its books correctly during periods examined by an independent auditor, according to a report passed out but not discussed at Tuesday's coliseum authority meeting.

Additional business news
Interest rate fears keep stocks down...Global to buy TEAM America shares...Stockholders approve UPS offering...AT&T profits beat forecasts...

Clemson looks for bowl bid

Tech loses Uremovich for season

Kentucky still upbeat after beating by Georgia

Alexander, Zow doubtful for Southern Miss

Bulldogs could become Florida's 100th victim of the '90s

Seminoles lead the way in first BCS poll

Bulldogs could become Florida's 100th victim of the '90s

Florida State, Clemson coaches can relax

Dogs' win over Kentucky sets up duel with Gators

Bulldogs to face another tough test

Johnson to start, but nobody knows who will finish

Battered Gamecocks still have three heavyweights remaining

Locals gain glory in Series
More than 80 years ago, the Braves were in last place in July before they turned around their season like no team before or since.

Augustans found fame in family
Through the years, a variety of people in entertainment and politics who have achieved national or international fame have visited Augusta or lived in the Augusta area.

Payne Stewart

Charges mar races

Hits jury for sentence in Williams case

Blasts 'Walker-Tiller stooge' in Dist. 6

Can Roy, Linda agree

Bashes NBC formarring celebrationof baseball heroes

Blast record of former commissioner

Move ahead on ABM

Calls NAACP boycott `good news'

Notes 'mixed' signals sent to teens

Create 'green areas'

Hits anti-biblical television ad

Claims procedure to harvest baby parts

Bush book backfires

In the know
Thermasilk by Helene Curtis conducted a national survey in which women were asked to rate the 'dos of some of today's hottest female celebrities.

Italian Treat
If you're looking for something quick and filling to serve trick or treaters this Halloween, look no farther than today's recipe for baked ziti.

Haunted houses offer a frightfully good time
In need of a thorough scaring? Several horror houses in the area are available to get you in the mood for Halloween. Here's a sampling. See Friday's Applause! for a roundup of Halloween activities.

The high cost of Halloween
"Darth Maul.'' The mere mention of his name instills fear in the hearts of parents everywhere. Not because of his menacing appearance or relentless obsession to destroy the Jedi, but because his evil look is so expensive to reproduce.

Orange hues are front and center this autumn
``I can't wear orange.''

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.

Georgia player of the week

S.C. player of the week

Thrashers plan to honor Atlanta Flames era

Pumpkin required big knife
You know, thick pumpkins might be good for pies, but they are tough to carve for jack-o'-lanterns.

In the know

Italian Treat

Haunted houses offer a frightfully good time

In the know

The high cost of Halloween

Buchanan gets local backing

Organizations seek HUD funds
Augusta-Richmond County expects to receive $4,519,000 in federal Housing and Urban Development funds to spend on public services and improvements in 2000, and the time has come for county commissioners to divvy up the pot.

Victims groped at fair
AIKEN -- A Warrenville woman has told Aiken County sheriff's officers she and her daughter were groped and assaulted while in a haunted-house ride at the Aiken Jaycee County Fair.

Probable Braves interviews with Jim Gray

Simons, judge, dies at 83
AIKEN -- Never able to recover from head injuries received in a fall last summer, senior U.S. District Judge Charles E. Simons died Tuesday at 83.

Hit-and-run suspect surrenders

Marching for freedom
AIKEN -- Five months ago, Kim Mitchell stood in front of the Aiken County Judicial Center alone, reliving in her mind sour memories of an abusive marriage.

'Intimates' abuse high number

Learning to read
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Armed with the idea that children should be read to as early as possible, Burke County educators plan to put books in the hands of all children in their county before they reach kindergarten.

Horse plan earns nay from panel

Sheriff's vehicle wins award
AIKEN -- A little makeup and innovation by some Aiken County sheriff's deputies have transformed a wrecked patrol car into an eye-catching, award-winning tool to teach parents about child safety seats.

Jury indicts workers

Vouchers sought by legislators

Governor appoints supporters' relatives
ATLANTA -- Gov. Roy Barnes on Monday appointed the brother of his chief of staff and the daughter of the Georgia Senate's leading Democrat to a prominent state board, prompting a new round of criticism from Republicans.

Victims groped at fair

Learning to play

'Intimates' abuse high number
In hindsight, Melanie Parker wishes she had investigated her daughter's boyfriend further, or went to pick her up earlier when her daughter called, crying.

Commission considering garbage pickup

Red ribbon campaign begins
South Carolina and Georgia kicked off the weeklong Red Ribbon Celebration on Monday at the South Carolina Welcome Center, expressing the drug-free theme in speeches, poetry, song and dance.

Governor appoints supporters' relatives

Across the area: County will fund utility relocation

Capsule preserves Augusta
Sacred Heart Cultural Center and some local businesses will preserve a snapshot of contemporary life for Augustans of tomorrow.

Marching for freedom

High bids make city rethink stadium plan
North Augusta officials might scale back a planned renovation of a municipal stadium after bids for the project were higher than anticipated.

Tire recyclers want to build in Taliaferro

Obesity epidemic rising
Every morning, Susan Gilbert faces temptation -- sweet, gooey, fat-rich temptation. She has only herself to blame -- it's her job as bakery manager at the Kroger store on Wrightsboro Road in Augusta.

Red ribbon campaign begins

Across the area: Woman with HIV indicted again
A woman already serving a probated sentence for having sexual relations without revealing her HIV-positive status was indicted Tuesday on the same charge.

Augustans found fame in family

Council approves tourism tax grants
AIKEN -- In an effort to put ``more heads on pillows,'' Aiken City Council members approved grants Monday for local organizations they think will bring in tourism.

Lawyer: Shooting deliberate

State ranks 12th in teen pregnancy
COLUMBIA -- South Carolina's teen pregnancies fell 4 percent from 1997 to 1998, yet the state still had one of highest teen pregnancy rates in the nation, the state health department says.

Obesity epidemic rising

Learning to read

Across the area: Woman with HIV indicted again

Teacher indicted on sex allegations

Council approves tourism tax grants

Braves inspire delusions of grandeur

Brotherly love gives Torre strength

Locals gain glory in Series

Simons, judge, dies at 83

Hit-and-run suspect surrenders
A south Augusta man wanted by Richmond County authorities for a hit-and-run incident that critically injured two children on Olive Road surrendered to police Monday.

Landfill problem repaired

Capsule preserves Augusta

Sheriff's vehicle wins award

High bids make city rethink stadium plan

Organizations seek HUD funds

Governor appoints supporters' relatives
ATLANTA -- Gov. Roy Barnes on Monday appointed the brother of his chief of staff and the daughter of the Georgia Senate's leading Democrat to a prominent state board, prompting a new round of criticism from Republicans.

Vouchers sought by legislators
ATLANTA -- While Gov. Roy Barnes' education reform commission is trying to come up with ways to improve schools, Georgia Senate Republicans said Tuesday they'd like to give some parents the chance to opt out of the public system with taxpayer-funded vouchers.

Buchanan gets local backing
AIKEN -- When Pat Buchanan opted to take his quest for the presidency to the Reform Party, he took a number of local Republicans with him.

Landfill problem repaired
ATHENS, Ga. -- In the shadow of a towering hill of garbage now covered with dirt and grass, Athens-Clarke officials declared the county's decade-old landfill problem fixed.

Horse plan earns nay from panel
AIKEN -- The Aiken City Council agreed with more than 50 residents Monday who said horses would jeopardize the character of their golfing community.

Learning to play
John Dingle, a tennis professional at Fermata Club in Aiken, finds it easier to lean over the net Tuesday than walk around as he teaches Brittany Winans, 3, how to hold her racket.

Across the area: County will fund utility relocation
Columbia County has agreed to pay for the engineering, design, environmental studies and some of the costs of relocating utilities associated with the planned expansion of Flowing Wells Road.

Jury indicts workers
County employees accused of profiting over the sale of handicapped-parking signs and another employee accused of stealing sign posts were indicted on theft charges Tuesday.

Tire recyclers want to build in Taliaferro
CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. -- Georgia's least populous county could become home to one of the nation's largest scrap tire processors.

Lawyer: Shooting deliberate
A jury could reach a decision as early as today on the guilt or innocence of an Augusta man accused of killing a neighbor.

Teacher indicted on sex allegations
A Hephzibah High School math teacher and former boys track coach accused of sexually assaulting a female student was indicted Tuesday by the Richmond County grand jury.

Commission considering garbage pickup
Approved the CSRA Humane Society's request to use the former city stockade at Lake Olmstead as its new headquarters and animal shelter.

Saints' season quickly sliding out of control

Steelers' offense is a work in very little progress

Sanders put himself back in game

Faulk shows Browns he's more than just a shifty back

Chandler survives barrage

Falcons rally falls short

Carolina looks to regroup after 'major hit'

Jet crash shocks Reeves, Cowher

Atlanta coach grieves Fraley, Stewart

Young still gathering medical advice

Ms. Chiquita Morris
Ms. Chiquita Marita Morris, 25, of Bolton Street, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Kathleene Holland
BATH -- Mrs. Kathleene Warren Holland, 50, of Jerry Road, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999.

Mrs. Bonnie Holey
JACKSON -- Mrs. Bonnie D. Holey, 84, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Judge Charles Simons Jr.
AIKEN -- Judge Charles E. Simons Jr., 83, of Valley Green Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Nellie Purvis
HARLEM -- Mrs. Nellie Guy Purvis, 90, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Millidge Rosier Jr.
WARRENVILLE -- Mr. Millidge ``Johnny'' Rosier Jr., 75, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Ruby Hartley
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Ruby Watkins Hartley, 87, of Caldwell Street, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Johnny Quarles
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mr. Johnny George Quarles, 49, of Slade Road, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Harriett Butler
WAGENER -- Mrs. Harriett Sander Butler, 88, of Jeffcoat Road, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Floyd Fouch
Mr. Floyd Walker Fouch, 81, of Dublin Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Ollie Carithers
NEW ELLENTON -- Mrs. Ollie Mae Reece Carithers, 73, of George Avenue, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. William Cole
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Mr. William E. Cole, 82, of Fulton Street, died Sept. 15, 1999.

Mrs. Carol Lyle
AIKEN -- Mrs. Carol Kathleen Lyle, 78, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center.

Mr. Paul Brown Sr.
AIKEN -- Mr. Paul Edward Brown Sr., 61, of Bacon Road, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at Roper Hospital, Charleston.

Mr. Jimmy Tucker
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mr. Jimmy Tucker, 51, of Saggus Road, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Carolyn Cody
THOMSON -- Mrs. Carolyn Ann Cody, 51, of Northeast Ferrous Street, died Friday at McDuffie County Hospital.

Mr. Raymond Nappier
LANGLEY -- Mr. Raymond L. Nappier, 68, of Main Street, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Terry Brown
BARNWELL, S.C. -- Mr. Terry Marshall Brown, 55, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999.

Miss Lilline Stewart
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Miss Lilline Stewart, 84, of Womrath Road, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at Magnolia Hill.

Mr. Carleton Stowell
JONESBORO, Ark. -- Mr. Carleton Albert Stowell, 77, of Callison Trailer Park, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Sue Brewer
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Sue Boney Brewer, 98, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at Sylview Health Care Center.

Mrs. Emily Biser
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Emily Turner Biser, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Johnny Williams
HARLEM -- Mr. Johnny Williams, 87, of Jamison Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital, Thomson.

Ms. Darlene Baker
Ms. Darlene Evette Hemmings Baker, 43, of Greengate Drive, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mrs. Marie Smalls
WILLISTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Marie Smalls died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center.

Mr. Herbert Mosley
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Mr. Herbert L. Mosley, 52, of Nandina Drive, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Northen Headden
WALTERBORO, S.C. -- Mr. Northen Headden, 83, of Hampton Street, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Leon Price
OCONEE, Ga. -- Mr. Leon Aubrey Price, 54, of North Brown Street, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at Washington Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Elmira Darby
Mrs. Elmira Darby, of Kensington Drive West, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, at Jefferson County Hospital, Louisville.

Mr. Northen Headden

Mrs. Carol Lyle

Judge Charles Simons Jr.

Mrs. Nellie Purvis

Mr. Carleton Stowell

Mrs. Marie Smalls

Ms. Darlene Baker

Mrs. Sue Brewer

Mr. Johnny Quarles

Mr. Johnny Williams

Mr. Raymond Nappier

Mr. Paul Brown Sr.

Mrs. Kathleene Holland

Miss Lilline Stewart

Mrs. Emily Biser

Mrs. Bonnie Holey

Mr. Floyd Fouch

Mr. Terry Brown

Mr. Leon Price

Mr. Jimmy Tucker

Mr. Herbert Mosley

Ms. Chiquita Morris

Mrs. Harriett Butler

Mrs. Elmira Darby

Charges mar races
What a sad commentary that five of 10 candidates in contested Augusta Commission races have misdemeanor criminal offenses. Brian Wilson (a District 4 candidate) had 26 charges -- including a guilty plea in July to felony aggravated stalking. Why does he even bother to run?

Payne Stewart
Among the people killed in that ghostly Learjet crash in South Dakota Monday was two-time (and reigning) U.S. Open golf champion Payne Stewart. To casual golf viewers, Mr. Stewart was the man in the colorful garb: kickers and a tam o'shanter hat.

Points out 'safety' of uniforms
... From a parent and teacher's point of view, there are several reasons why students should wear uniforms. The first is safety. If all students are in uniforms, then if a stranger is in the building he or she is very noticeable without a uniform. Gail Dacus, Augusta

Says evolution is fact, not theory
Life has existed on Earth for over a billion years. In that time, there have been many billions of different species or life forms, the great majority of which are extinct. Victor Reilly, Aiken

Can Roy, Linda agree
Relations between Gov. Roy Barnes, a Democrat, and Georgia school Superintendent Linda Schrenko, a Republican, are getting too testy. They should try to come together before partisanship poisons the relationship altogether.

Blasts 'Walker-Tiller stooge' in Dist. 6
I am amazed that District 6 Augusta Commission candidate Hobson Chavous thinks south Augustais stupid enough to elect this Charles Walker and Harrell Tiller stooge. We have been recovering from his so-called leadership for the past six years.Keith Neal, Augusta

Claims uniforms wrong bandwagon
I can not believe the amount of attention some parents are giving to the school uniform issue. But what concerns me most is the fact that some parents are more concerned with school uniforms being unfair, rather than that there are not enough books for the students, that a class has more than the required number of students or that the contracted teacher is out of the classroom two to three days a week. Angela Dorrough, Augusta

Blasts 'Walker-Tiller stooge' in Dist. 6
I am amazed that District 6 Augusta Commission candidate Hobson Chavous thinks south Augustais stupid enough to elect this Charles Walker and Harrell Tiller stooge. Keith Neal, Augusta

Move ahead on ABM
President Clinton is offering the Russians a deal. If they agree to alter the Anti-Ballistic Treaty to allow the U.S. to build a national missile defense, then the U.S. will help them build a key radar site in Siberia to monitor North Korea and other rogue nations.

Urges Olde Town remain residential
The Olde Town community lies at the very heart of Augusta. Our beautiful tree-lined streets and our historic buildings play a great part in defining our city. The buildings and monuments of Olde Town stand as a memorial to people and events of the past. William Mundelll, Augusta

Hits jury for sentence in Williams case
To say I was saddened and disappointed with the jury's sentencing in the Bryan Williams case would be a gross understatement. Eddie Lyell, Edgefield

Calls NAACP boycott `good news'
As you can see the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Klu Klux Klan are two unions together -- they each hate. James Turner, North Augusta

Bush book backfires
With enemies like James Howard Hatfield, George W. Bush doesn't need friends. Hatfield's the lying jerk who authored a book charging the Texas GOP governor had a cocaine charge in 1972 buried by his prominent father, then a congressman.

Claims procedure to harvest baby parts
As the Senate voted on banning partial-birth abortions, revelations of an industry that profits from baby parts enters the fray. Abortion supporters' (most notably Planned Parenthood) attempts to defend an indefensible procedure become clearer with reports of payment for intact baby parts. Penney C. Goodman, Augusta

Blast record of former commissioner
Seven years ago, as an elderly widow, I appealed to The Chronicle, area TV and radio stationsand local leaders to prevent the Richmond County Commission from digging up 5,500 square feet of my lawn and vegetable garden for an 18-foot-deep sewer line. Janie Branch, Augusta

Bashes NBC formarring celebrationof baseball heroes
Forget how you feel about Pete Rose! In its zeal to promote and capitalize on controversy, NBC has managed to seriously taint a great celebration of baseball's all-time heroes. Paul Rice, Augusta

Displays former commissioner's record
Hobson Chavous qualified to run for commissioner of the 6th District because he said several people had asked him to run. Also, he made a statement that he could get things done in Richmond County and Atlanta. I know that he did get a few things done in Richmond County, like resurfacing New Karleen Road. Jim Barefield, Hephzibah

Slams theft of Vaughn Taylor's clubs
This is in regard to Vaughn Taylor's golf clubs being stolen (news story, Oct. 25). It is beyond my comprehension how ignorant someone would have to be to try to steal someone's dream this way. Eric Mora, Augusta

Notes 'mixed' signals sent to teens
I'd like to speak out on behalf of the students who feel resentful about the implementation of dress codes and uniforms in the Richmond and Columbia County School districts. Today's students are denied the benefit of a cohesive authority system; instead, they are treated to a cacophony of whiners consisting of the American Civil Liberties Union, disgruntled parents and some fellow students. Gene L. Rickaby, Martinez

Create 'green areas'
A recent statewide survey conducted by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association revealed a $2 billion backlog of land acquisition, parks repairs and park construction that city and county governments should undertake if they had the funds to enhance the community quality of life.

Hits anti-biblical television ad
A Lever 2000 soap commercial was aired over the NBC affiliate in Augusta during the evening of Oct. 20 during a commercial break at the time of the National League Championship Game. Michael Hensley, Augusta

Southern Farm Bureau alters schedule for Stewart service

NTSB begins investigation

Golfer Payne Stewart dies in plane crash

Caddie stayed behind, designer got on plane

Overtime: Thrashers get franchise-first home victory

Stewart's death shocks Hilton Head Island

Golf's minor league now a dot-com -- with a lot more money

Private jets a way of life for golfers

Overtime: Panel to meet about Tyson ring incident

Matured Stewart died in his prime

Players struggle to grasp Stewart's death

Tour to postpone two events Friday for Stewart memorial

Goodyear won't supply tires to feuding IRL, CART

Flags on European courses lowered for Stewart

Silas hints that Coleman wins job over Mason

La Nina to alter winter weather
WASHINGTON -- The weather phenomenon called La Nina -- Spanish for little girl -- may seem like sugar and spice to Southern states where she is promising a mild winter. But forecasters expect her to be bratty to the Northwest and Great Lakes.

New space station moved up to avoid space junk
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Flight controllers boosted the orbit of the international space station by about a mile Tuesday to avoid dangerous space junk.

Facilities lack safeguards
A recent nuclear accident in Japan is a reminder of the need to safeguard nuclear facilities against the shortcomings of human nature, a Savannah River Site official said Tuesday.

Study: Exercise may reduce risk of breast cancer by 20 percent
CHICAGO -- Women who exercise an hour a day or more may reduce their risk of breast cancer by 20 percent, according to one of the biggest studies ever done on the topic.

Online shopping not always best
NEW YORK -- Shopping online is preferable to using a mail-order catalog only about half the time, according to a Consumer Reports review of 25 retailers.

Companies form alliance to boost jobs for disabled
REDMOND, Wash. -- Twenty-one U.S. companies, led by Microsoft Corp., have formed an alliance with the National Business and Disabilities Council to increase job opportunities for people with disabilities.

More money needed for uranium plant cleanup
WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton demanded more federal money and elbow grease Tuesday to clean up an Energy Department uranium plant that has endangered workers and still threatens the environment.

Growth is fast-paced, but some states lag in hardware
WASHINGTON -- California, home of Silicon Valley, provides the fewest computer terminals for its students. The District of Columbia, in a region through which 65 percent of global Internet traffic flows, offers schoolchildren the worst access to computers that can surf the World Wide Web.

Study: Early, modern humans coexisted
WASHINGTON -- Neanderthals and modern humans may have coexisted in central Europe for thousands of years, possibly even mating, according to new radiocarbon dating of bones from a cave in Croatia.

Administration says Gulf War 'undiagnosed illness' relatively small
WASHINGTON -- A higher percentage of Gulf War veterans are receiving disability compensation than veterans of any other period, the Clinton administration said Tuesday. The No. 1 complaint is knee injuries.

ABA gives tips on avoiding online rip-offs
WASHINGTON -- Consumers are expected to spend billions of dollars shopping on the Internet this holiday season, and the American Bar Association is offering tips on how to avoid getting ripped off.

Growers put produce online
ATLANTA -- Virtual food isn't a diet innovation but an emerging trend in the food industry that proponents say will lower prices, increase convenience and improve freshness.

Too old to trick or treat?

Too old to trick or treat?
Are you too old to participate in the ``hallowed'' tradition of children begging for candy from their neighbors?

The big screen

Your style

Your style
Marlon Pugh, 15, a sophomore at Butler High School.

Your style
Marlon Pugh, 15, a sophomore at Butler High School

Your style

The big screen
Five people will get $1 million each for spending the night in a house that is supposedly haunted.

Communication could solve problem
``My boyfriend and I have been dating for three months. We really have strong feelings for each other. The only thing standing in our way is our parents because of our interracial relationship.'' -- 15-year-old Columbia county girl?

Communication could solve problem

Facilities lack safeguards

La Nina to alter winter weather

Administration says Gulf War 'undiagnosed illness' relatively small

Growers put produce online

More money needed for uranium plant cleanup

Online shopping not always best

New space station moved up to avoid space junk

Growth is fast-paced, but some states lag in hardware