Charlotte rookie Baron Davis may have ACL tear

Avery on bench for opener

Chipper Jones likely to get National League MVP

Raptors top Hornets

Baez signs with Tribe for 4 years

Wilson in front for rookie title

Children are reward after work

Pocket change
Checking up on your investments is made easier through the Public Register's Annual Report Service. The service distributes annual reports on more than 3,600 companies, including nearly 60 in Georgia.

Biz briefs
The owners of DynamiCast Precision Castings Inc., Andy Sparks and Micky Young, have purchased the assets of Augusta Foundry Inc.

'Dogs of Dow' can be lucrative for investors
Q: I've been hearing a lot about the ``Dogs of the Dow.'' Are those the worst-performing stocks in the Dow Jones industrial average?

As savings rates rise, the 'sidelines' are looking good
NEW YORK -- Looking for a place to park some cash until the stock market becomes less volatile, inflation fears die down and Y2K is passe? The ``sidelines'' aren't so bad.

On the move
Patricia Moore, curator of education at the Morris Museum of Art, has been elected to serve as secretary of the Executive Committee of the Georgia Art Education Association's Board of Directors. Ms. Moore formerly served as museum education division representative for the art association.

Regulators examine long-distance advertising
WASHINGTON -- Flooded with reports from consumers who feel confused or mislead, federal regulators took a hard look Thursday at the advertising used to tout telephone long-distance plans and ``dial-around'' services.

Pax World Fund offers socially responsible junk bonds
NEW YORK -- Consider for a moment the apparent contradictions inherent in an investment product called a socially responsible junk bond mutual fund.

Employees want not only fairness but knowledge when pensions change

'Dogs of Dow' can be lucrative for investors

Employees want not only fairness but knowledge when pensions change
Ray Lillie opted for a promising IBM early retirement package. Then he found out that he'd unwittingly cut himself out of an even better pension offer -- announced just weeks after he'd retired.

Biz briefs

'Neo-traditional' homes offer neighborly appeal
Most people asked to describe the ideal neighborhood usually recall the kind of place their grandparents lived.

On the move

'Neo-traditional' homes offer neighborly appeal

Pax World Fund offers socially responsible junk bonds

As savings rates rise, the 'sidelines' are looking good

Pocket change

Regulators examine long-distance advertising

Brown refocusing on grades, football

Field goal put Eagles on top of Furman

Florida struggles, but manages way to win

Tech stunned by Virginia

Rivers shines in Cav debut

Hill's heroics save Southern

SEC rivals could have a rematch in Sugar Bowl

Clemson crushes Duke

Photos reflect culture
The photos chosen for The Associated Press' Photos of the Century package cover more than wars and politicians, revolutions and elections. They touch on popular culture that affects us all.

A look at the 20th century: 1987
The Iran-Contra hearings, which shook President Reagan's administration and made Oliver North a household name, ranked as the top news story of 1987.

Urge road name honor ex-president

Jabs writer on '80s deficit spending

Lauds analysis, McKee cartoon

Likes appearance of new theater

Will FBI chief survive?

Notes penalty for eschewing politics

Wants return of 6 a.m. Angelus bell

Cries foul over Braves cartoon

South Augusta mistrust

Praises 'BrownBag' lectures

S.C.: Sink casino boats

Reminds students to live 'by rules'

Kill suicide law

Worries how historians will view us

Floor leader being honest

Warns of dangers from opening lock

Says dress, uniform policies working

Raps radio personality over comments

Mission of Health
It may not seem like much payment, but to Kimberly Gaither, the carved wooden spear is a powerful reminder of the sometimes touching, sometimes harrowing days in the mountainous jungles of Peru battling diseases and parasites unseen in this country.

Presence is desired, but not presents
Dear Carson: Please help! I am throwing a surprise 40th wedding anniversary party for my parents. I prefer that the guests not bring gifts.

Finding a Queen Anne in Jewell
JEWELL, Ga. -- Around every corner in their 99-year-old home, Jim and Louise Yates have uncovered new possibilities.

South American paradise offers wealth of tropical beauty
MARGARITA ISLAND, Venezuela -- This island's white sand beaches, green mountains and valleys, beautiful sunsets and lively night life draw thousands of visitors a year. It's Venezuela's top tourist attraction and a good jumping off point for touring other parts of the South American country.<

Allagash wilderness
ALLAGASH WILDERNESS, Maine -- The setting sun is a big red ball leaking fiery colors all over the northern forest. And the surface of Long Lake is like a Monet masterpiece -- liquid images of spruce trees, white birch, yellow marsh grasses and wildflowers congealing with hues of the vanishing sun.

Archaeologist wanted fame at any cost
"I have gazed upon the face of Agamenmon," German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann wired a newspaper in November 1876.

Statesboro ends Patriots' hopes of making playoffs

Prep Football: Week 11

Struggles continue for Lynx in 8-3 loss

ECHL notes: Cantu pays for racial slur

Lightning end skid against Red Wings

Jagr sizzles, but Pittsburgh fizzles

Children are reward after work
Many years ago I worked with a woman who had three young children. These little darlings were (to my bachelor sensibilities) loud, undisciplined, irritating, whining, ill-mannered distractions.

Finding a Queen Anne in Jewell

Allagash wilderness

Archaeologist wanted fame at any cost

Presence is desired, but not presents

Mission of Health

Area tough on crooks, report says
Committing a crime may cost a law-breaker more time behind bars in Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties than in most Georgia counties.

Program helps first-graders most
ATLANTA -- An intensive reading program now in about 60 percent of Georgia's elementary schools appears to be showing promise for first-graders but has not proved as effective for older children, according to the first comprehensive report on the project.

Gore's camp leads Bradley in Southeast

Driving practice
Thomas Litos, 10 (left), and his friend, Chris Kenneally, 11, drive golf balls at Grant Avenue in North Augusta on Sunday afternoon.

Hill's heroics save Southern

Students found controversial women's issues group

Zoning debate begins in January
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- The fate of a controversial zoning plan for portions of Edgefield County has changed hands. It now rests with the five members of the county council to determine whether large sections of the county will be zoned.

Zoning debate begins in January

Event aids homeless veterans
They fought for their country, some in the Persian Gulf, others in Vietnam.

Plan eliminates highway's cloverleaf design

Gore's camp leads Bradley in Southeast
ATLANTA -- During a fund-raiser for Al Gore in Atlanta last month, Gov. Roy Barnes dismissed the vice president's opponent for the Democratic presidential nomination, former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley, as a ``Northeastern, elitist, old-time liberal.''

Taxidermy moves coach out of school

This week in Georgia

A look at the 20th century: 1987

Taxidermy moves coach out of school
Angel Hamilton shelved a master's degree and a coaching career to spend her afternoons elbow-deep in animal parts. She wouldn't have it any other way.

Arkansas killings generate rumors

Lack of evidence ends abuse inquiry
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Edgefield County Sheriff's Department closed its investigation into the sexual abuse allegations at the center of an alleged Arkansas-South Carolina murder-for-hire plot because of lack of evidence, Sheriff R. Billy Parker said.

Kneece remains hospitalized

Kneece remains hospitalized
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Etheridge Kneece, the man charged by Arkansas authorities in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme to kill his wife and her ex-husband, remained hospitalized Sunday.

County plans stormwater fee
Reed Creek begins inauspiciously enough: Its source is a fenced-in retention pond that has more white sand and clay than water.

Dispatchers making personal calls
Just minutes before two children were struck by a hit-and-run driver two Sundays ago, some Richmond County 911 dispatchers were busy checking winning lottery numbers from the night before.

Driving practice

Augusta woman gets moment on camera
Growing up in Savannah in the 1940s, Jane Armstrong daydreamed of being like the actresses she saw on the silver screen.

Students found controversial women's issues group
For as long as they can remember, Arika Cohen and Paige Smith have been feminists.

Across the area

Degrees benefit educators

Program helps first-graders most

Engineers plan creek protection

Dispatchers making personal calls

Across the area

Lack of evidence ends abuse inquiry

This week in South Carolina

Arkansas killings generate rumors
Patrons who frequent Kirkland's Grocery in New Holland community usually chew the fat over who has gotten divorced or who snitched to health officials when chicken farmers buried dead birds.

At the races

Task force fights DUI rate

Augusta woman gets moment on camera

Area tough on crooks, report says

Roadster rally
Jim and Marilyn Woodard, tourists visiting Augusta from Indianapolis, take some time to check out one of the vintage British roadsters parked at the King George pub during a rally Saturday.

Roadster rally

This week in South Carolina
The North AugustaBelvedere branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will meet at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 232 in North Augusta. For details, call 827-9529.

Degrees benefit educators
Riverside Middle School Principal Sandra Carraway already is feeling the weight of night classes as she pursues a doctorate in education leadership.

Plan eliminates highway's cloverleaf design
The interstate highway is not Y2K compliant. A cloverleaf design at the Interstate 20 interchange with Bobby Jones Expressway might have been the latest fashion when it was built almost 30 years ago, but on the verge of the new millennium, it's more out of date than an AMC Gremlin.

Across the area
After a brief pursuit and search Sunday, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office arrested three men, one of whom was wanted by Lexington County authorities.

Stream has only 1 name, but 2 spellings
Sometimes you feel like an E; sometimes you don't. Depending on whether you are reading a map or the facade of the elementary school, Uchee Creek can be Euchee Creek. A little confusing, huh?

Engineers plan creek protection
John Morgan remembers what happens to Crawford Creek when the rains come. Just a few years ago, he watched a refrigerator float along Colonial Road.

At the races
Matthew Lint, 7, of North Augusta, cruises down a hill in the Lakeside High School parking lot Saturday while riding his soapbox derby car. About 30 young Cub Scouts and Webelos raced their cars for a competition in Pack 8.

Across the area
A Martinez house fire late Saturday might have been the result of its electrical panel exploding. According to the owner, 63-year-old Walter Wren of 111 Wesley Drive, the fire, which caused no major injuries, began after he heard a loud bang at about 6 p.m.

This week in Georgia
Transportation is available for senior citizens living in the 30906 ZIP code to make medical visits, pick up prescriptions, buy groceries and conduct other activities. Care Management Super Shuttle will provide the door-to-door service for $2 one way or $4 round trip in clean, dependable transportation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance. To get information or to make an appointment, call 733-8771.

Task force fights DUI rate
When the idea of a DUI Task Force was brought to the attention of the Aiken County Council about a year ago, there were a number of questions to be answered.

County plans stormwater fee

Falcons notebook

Biggest test yet for Vikes' run defense

No revenge for Cleveland fans: Ravens rout Browns

Marino resumes throwing

Falcons offered day off for win

Two of the NFL's have-nots look for something positive

Turnovers give Broncos win over Chargers

Steelers top 49ers

Bears beat Packers 14-13

Lions beat St. Louis in final seconds

Falcons plucked by Jaguars

Mr. Joseph Ozbolt
NORCROSS, Ga. -- Mr. Joseph Ezekiel Ozbolt, 75, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999.

Mr. A.L. Collins
Mr. A.L. Collins, of Augusta, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. He was 100.

Shirik Rhodes
JOHNSTON, S.C. -- Shirik Lamound Rhodes died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Perry Taylor
BLYTHE, -- Mr. Perry M. Taylor, 40, of Tree Haven Road, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Frank Copeland
DELLWOOD, Ga. -- Mr. Frank Copeland, 53, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Swainsboro Nursing Home, Swainsboro.

Mr. James Ping
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mr. James O. Ping, 67, of Georgia Highway 79, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999.

Mrs. Dorothy Brook
GREENSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Dorothy ``Dot'' Corbin Brook, 87, of East Street, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Warrenton Health Care Center.

Miss Mattie Grimaud
Miss Mattie Grimaud, 87, of Anthony Road, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Robert Karter
BATESBURG, S.C. -- Mr. Robert Michael Karter, 35, of Route 3, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999.

Mr. William Huff
Mr. William C. Huff, 62, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Myrtle Hooper
Mrs. Myrtle R. Hooper, 89, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Willie Carlyle
DAVISBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Willie Lee ``Sam'' Carlyle, 70, of Carlyle Road, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at Washington County Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Bennie Worrill
Mr. Bennie Worrill, of Mill Street, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Claudine Williams
SAVANNAH -- Mrs. Claudine Pierce Williams, 83, of Mason Drive, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Hospice Savannah Inc.

Mrs. Lucille Dowdy
BEECH ISLAND -- Mrs. Lucille Williamson Dowdy, 73, of Beech Island Avenue, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999.

Mr. James Gray Jr.
BLYTHE, -- Mr. James M. Gray Jr., 55, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Calvin Coleman
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Calvin Coleman, 28, of Peacock Road, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at Burke County Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Fuller
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Mary L. Fuller, of College Street, died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Viola Langford
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mrs. Viola Merchant Langford, 87, of Blue Bird Road, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at Self Memorial Hospital, Greenwood.

Mr. Louis Ellis Jr.
Mr. Louis M. Ellis Jr., 73, of Walton Way, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at Bon Air.

Mr. Don Allsup
SEVEN POINTS, Texas -- Mr. Don Sibley Allsup, 69, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in Tyler.

Mrs. Pearl McGee
CLEARWATER -- Mrs. Pearl Johnson McGee, 92, of Townsend Street, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Brenda Flanagan
TRYON, N.C. -- Mrs. Brenda Gayle Locke Flanagan, 41, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Mabel Earnest
BATH -- Mrs. Mabel Kembro Earnest, 90, of Hampton Drive, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Walter Langley
TRENTON, S.C. -- Mr. Walter C. Langley, 56, of Ballard Drive, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Sadie Bryant
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Sadie Ladin Bryant, 92, of Hillside Drive, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at Methodist Oaks, Orangeburg.

Mrs. Anna Daniels
NORWOOD, Ga. -- Mrs. Anna Lou Harper Daniels, 87, of Veasey Road, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at Warrenton Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. William Bullock
THOMSON -- Mr. William G. ``Coach Red'' Bullock, 76, of Fluker Street, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Lillie Verdree
Mrs. Lillie Mae C. Verdree, of Wicklow Lane, died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. John Ankrom
Mr. John H. Ankrom, 75, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Larry Jordan
WRENS, Ga. -- Mr. Larry Jordan, 40, of Thomson Highway, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. John Lester Jr.
Mr. John C. Lester Jr., 80, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Alexis Dutton
Alexis Taylor Dutton, infant daughter of Neal Dutton and Ashley E. Taylor, of Augusta, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Brenda Flanagan

Mrs. Dorothy Brook

Mrs. Lucille Dowdy

Mr. Perry Taylor

Mr. John Ankrom

Mr. James Gray Jr.

Mrs. Mabel Earnest

Mr. James Ping

Mr. John Lester Jr.

Mr. Joseph Ozbolt

Mr. Louis Ellis Jr.

Mr. A.L. Collins

Mrs. Pearl McGee

Miss Mattie Grimaud

Mrs. Sadie Bryant

Mrs. Claudine Williams

Mr. Walter Langley

Alexis Dutton

Mr. Robert Karter

Mr. Don Allsup

Shirik Rhodes

Mr. William Huff

Mrs. Mary Fuller

Mrs. Lillie Verdree

Mr. Willie Carlyle

Mr. Larry Jordan

Mrs. Myrtle Hooper

Allgood: It's time to end the MCG debate and get to work
I read with great interest Dr. Paul D. Webster III's Nov. 2 guest column titled, ``Public debate needed before changes at MCG.'' Having been closely involved in the almost five years of intensive study and spirited debates, Dr. Webster's call for further debate could not better clarify the issues or actions we must take to address them. The following is a brief history of what has been done to date:

Kent: Rev. Williams shows muscle; Cracker history
Seven-year Augusta Commissioner Freddie Handy received a big surprise last Tuesday night. Three District 2 challengers held him to under 45 percent of the vote, forcing him into a Nov. 23 runoff with second-place winner Rev. Marion Williams.

Allgood: It's time to end the MCG debate and get to work
I read with great interest Dr. Paul D. Webster III's Nov. 2 guest column titled, ``Public debate needed before changes at MCG.'' Having been closely involved in the almost five years of intensive study and spirited debates, Dr. Webster's call for further debate could not better clarify the issues or actions we must take to address them. The following is a brief history of what has been done to date:

Warns of dangers from opening lock
Boatmen of any experience know what will take place if the gates at the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam are left open. We have seen shades of what will happen when the river does run low because of a lack of rain water up stream. That threat is very close to becoming an event once againwith Thurmond Lake being almost eight feet below pool elevation. Frank D. Harrisson, Augusta

Lauds analysis, McKee cartoon
I wish to express my gratitude for columnist Phil Kent's brilliant coverage of the Augusta Commission elections. Jerry Scott, Augusta

Likes appearance of new theater
In response to the Nov. 2 letter about the Regal Cinema, I find nothing wrong with the appearance of the new theater. It is time that Augusta get some color into its landscape. It helps break up the dull and gives an exciting new look to the Augusta area. James J. Hawks, Martinez

Hits critic for using 'bigot' label
I want to thank Charles Heywood for his wonderful letter of Oct. 30 in which he attacks David Sisler's views on tolerance and homosexuality. One could not find a better illustration of how the Left tries to limit debate on issues by labeling the opposition as extremist or intolerant. Francis T. Lake Sr., Evans

Says dress, uniform policies working
I do not propose to be an expert on school uniforms. I have read a number of articles relating to this subject in professional journals and it is possible to find both pro and con conclusions. It does seem that in most cases, when a school or school system adopts a uniform policy, they eventually experience an environment that is, to some degree, more conducive for education. With the high number of letters to the editor relating to this subject I believe a few points are worthy of review: Chris Henry, Augusta

Cries foul over Braves cartoon
Re Rick McKee's Oct. 29 Braves cartoon: David Moretz, Augusta

Urge road name honor ex-president
We support the current move in Columbia County to rename the street in front of our local government complex in honor of former President Ronald Reagan. The name proudly reflects our county's conservative ideals while symbolically challenging our officials to aspire to the highest standards. Mike and Gina Annis, Evans

Reminds students to live 'by rules'
... As a parent I understand the need for young people to feel comfortable with their identity, but there have to be parameters set in place to protect the rights of all. ... George Dewey III, Augusta

South Augusta mistrust
South Augusta residents have been told by city officials that they could save $450,000 a year in garbage pickup charges if they scrapped the private haulers they currently use and opt instead for the city's pickup service.

Slams NAACP's 'unjust' crusade
I recently read that the South Carolina National Association for the Advancement of Colored People president James Gallman blasted South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges for not working to remove the Confederate flag. Mr. Gallman did this from the pulpit of the First Mount Zion Baptist Church in Charlotte. It seems to me that the NAACP commits one injustice after another, and yet is only praised for its efforts. ... Hugh Williams, Martinez

Wants return of 6 a.m. Angelus bell
In a Sept. 23 letter to the residents of St. John Towers, the Rev. Allen J. McDonald, pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, has graciously (but unhappily for some of us) given in to the complaints of ``two concerned citizens'' at the Towers about the ringing of their Angelus bell at 6 a.m. Lamar Rush, Augusta

Raps radio personality over comments
As a former resident of Grovetown, I couldn't help but be appalled that radio talk show host Austin Rhodes decided to involve himself in a political race he apparently knows nothing about. Ron Roberts, Augusta

Kent: Rev. Williams shows muscle; Cracker history
Seven-year Augusta Commissioner Freddie Handy received a big surprise last Tuesday night. Three District 2 challengers held him to under 45 percent of the vote, forcing him into a Nov. 23 runoff with second-place winner Rev. Marion Williams.

Blasts ex-astronaut for 'selling out'
It is hard to learn that heroes of our youth are indeed much less than heroic. I was in the MarineCorps when John Glenn made his historic first orbital ride into space marking the entry of the United States into the space race. There was no one that I admired more in the early 1960s. McLowery Elrod, Evans

Doubts motives of S.C. NAACP chief
I am writing to voice my opinion of James Gallman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and his efforts to bring the Confederate flag down from the Statehouse. If anyone believes that his motives are to make South Carolina a more diverse state then they should take a step back and think for themselves and not believe all the sensationalism and idiocy that spills from his mouth. Aaron Richardson, Langley

Floor leader being honest
Gov. Roy Barnes' own floor leader in the Georgia Senate -- Steve Thompson, D-Powder Springs -- has let the cat out of the bag about the governor's heralded Education Reform Commission.

Jabs writer on '80s deficit spending
Re Russ Dorn, Jr.'s Oct. 25 letter blaming Congress for the large deficits during the Reagan administration: Carl Champlin, Aiken

Good Stockade compromise
There's a compromise solution at hand for the Augusta Canal Authority-CSRA Humane Society ``turf war'' over the use of the old city Stockade near Lake Olmstead.

S.C.: Sink casino boats
South Carolina's battle against gambling hasn't ended with the state Supreme Court's ruling kayoing video poker machines after June 31, 2000. The fight now shifts to the high seas, to vanquish the expansion of casino boats.

Worries how historians will view us
What will today's history bring? Carl W. Rafoth, Augusta

Kill suicide law
The nation has received a reminder from Capitol Hill that the right-to-life cause is not limited to saving the unborn. Due to declining respect for the sanctity of life since Roe v. Wade, right-to-life also means fighting to preserve the lives of the old, the sick and the infirm.

Praises 'BrownBag' lectures
Many thanks to the Richmond County Historical Society and to the Augusta-Richmond County Museum staff for the descriptive and moving lecture by Michael Kuryla, a survivor for the U.S.S. Indianapolis. Mrs. David S. Maney, Augusta

Notes penalty for eschewing politics
The political machinery in Augusta is in sad, deplorable shape. Instead of our politicians (and possible leaders) being associated with words like honesty, efficiency, quality and integrity, we have words like felony, misdemeanor, stalking, repossession and judgment. No wonder the electorate is turned off by these proceedings. F. Madison Barrett, II, Augusta

Will FBI chief survive?
Why would the Clinton administration be upset when one high law-enforcement official of the federal government sends a letter praising another on the latter's departure from public service?

Overtime: Heat defeat Dawgs, end season 12-0

Meeting the challenge

South Aiken girls win another title

Plan calls for lock and dam ramp area improvements

Gordon wins race; Earnhardt Jr. clinches title

Melby wins open division, sets record

Parry squeezes out Masters invitation

Kwan wins gold, then hits books

Caution encouraged for parents training future sports stars

Stewart wins at Phoenix

Winston Cup title but a formality for Jarrett

Woods wins 4th in row

Lukas' longshot triumphant; no winners baffling to Baffert

Hopefuls try for arenafootball2 positions

Overtime: Agassi beats Russian teen in Paris Open

NYC Marathon winners: Chebet and Fernandez

Tiger's on the prowl, has eye on World title

Chesmore wins Double Barrel Dash

Competition could beat Microsoft trial to the punch
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A judge's ruling that Microsoft Corp. wields monopoly power may be too late to alter the high-tech industry in one key respect: Competition over the way the world accesses the Internet is already moving beyond its Windows-based technology, observers say.

New Mac operating system an unobtrusive upgrade
After the first few few hours with Mac OS 9, one thing seems clear enough: This may be Apple's most unobtrusive software upgrade yet. Install it -- a blissfully short 10-minute process on each of our two test computers -- reboot, and you are looking at ... apparently the same computer.

Web sites worth viewing
Local news coverage from Egypt in English is not always readily available. The Cairo Times has some of the best local coverage and several major regional portals and news sites have more, including Orientation Middle East, Arabia.com and Arabic News.

Settlement possible in Microsoft case
WASHINGTON -- The nation's top antitrust official says the government is ``looking at a full range of remedies'' to punish Microsoft following a judge's ruling that the software giant misused its monopoly powers.

States fight for financial privacy protection
WASHINGTON -- Officials in some states, worried about consumers' privacy, are gearing up to challenge newly enacted federal legislation allowing affiliated banks, investment firms and insurance companies to share customers' data.

Microsoft ruling may trip up Wall Street rally
NEW YORK -- Branded a monopoly shortly after the stock market's Friday closing, Microsoft could put a drag Monday on Wall Street's record-setting rally as investors assess a judge's blunt antitrust ruling.

FDA committee recommends new childhood vaccine
WASHINGTON -- A new vaccine moved a step closer to the market Friday and government advisers said it appears highly effective at protecting young children from bacteria-caused meningitis and blood poisoning.

Heart valves may be grown from human cells
ATLANTA -- In search of better spare parts, scientists for the first time have grown heart valves from scratch in a test tube, then shown that they work like nature's own -- at least in animals, researchers said Sunday.

Study: Pet owners are healthier
Being home all day means Leslie Alden is a sitting duck for telemarketers. When she finally gets off the phone, at least she can turn to a sympathetic ear, or actually four of them. Harry and Molly, in fact, usually are sitting in the same chair with her.

Italy not ready for Y2K bugs
ROME -- Critics joke that Italy has a divine contingency plan when it comes to coping with any Year 2000 computer bugs: Hope for a miracle.

Microsoft ruling puts focus on appeals process
WASHINGTON -- The judge's initial ruling in the Microsoft antitrust trial is so stunningly sympathetic to the government that lawyers and analysts suggest the software giant may stake its chances on winning an appeal rather than settling the case outside the courtroom.

New program aims to monitor organ trafficking
BERKELEY, Calif. -- The University of California at Berkeley is opening a center to watch for and investigate illegal trafficking in human organs around the world.

New Mac operating system an unobtrusive upgrade

Microsoft ruling puts focus on appeals process

New program aims to monitor organ trafficking

Settlement possible in Microsoft case

Competition could beat Microsoft trial to the punch

Heart valves may be grown from human cells

Microsoft ruling may trip up Wall Street rally

Italy not ready for Y2K bugs