Lady Bulldogs advance to finals

NBA roundup: Timberwolves devour Grizzlies

Girls' tourneys slated at ARC, Glenn Hills

Gamecocks defeat Citadel

Clemson falls to Wofford

UNC says it will not fire Torbush

USCA wins over Mount Olive

Celtics to replace famous floor

Josey tops Butler in shootout

Jaguars to face Life's challenges

Basketball notes: Gators over Utah in Maui

Temple loses Sanchez, wins

Pixar blends art and technology
RICHMOND, Calif. -- Far from Hollywood's maddening crowd, Pixar Animation embodies the notion of a film fun factory, from its animated telephone system to a display of ``vintage'' playthings plugging its new movie, Toy Story 2.

Chain markets itself as service

Investing in wireless companies has risks, rewards
The best-selling item in consumer electronics now is the wireless phone. It seems ubiquitous.

Mannesmann group moving to counter Vodafone takeover bid
DUESSELDORF, Germany -- Mannesmann AG said Monday it will start plying its stockholders with information in an attempt to derail a hostile takeover bid by British-based Vodafone Airtouch PLC, claiming the $128 billion offer is insufficient.

Business briefs
NEW YORK -- The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 85.63 Monday at 11,089.52, and the Nasdaq composite reached its 14th record-high close in the past 17 sessions, rising 23.31 to 3,392.56.

Investing in wireless companies has risks, rewards

Pixar blends art and technology

Chain markets itself as service
Golf Augusta Pro Shops has purchased nine northeastern golf stores from a Philadelphia-based chain, bringing its total number of locations to 24.

Carolina assesses damages

Oregon State to face Hawaii in Oahu Bowl

Bulldogs relieved after win

A tale of two teams

Ga. Southern to face No. Arizona in first round

UNC will not fire Torbush

The race is on: Who's No. 2?

Tuesday morning quarterback: Bar raised on state's big rivalry

College notes: Carter, Moorehead win player of week honors

Fight for freedom seen in early 1990's
Long battles for freedom were won in the first years of the 1990s. Nelson Mandela was released from Victor Verster Prison after spending 27 years there as a political prisoner.

Highlighting a long struggle
SAN FRANCISCO -- Standing on the wave-bitten cliffs of Alcatraz, foghorn booming sadly out to sea, poet-performer John Trudell looks into the soft gray sky and sees 30 years into the past.

Blasts message of firearms critics

Opposes 'giving in' to the NAACP

Costly rail project

Laments death leaves void in court

Disputes columnist on SAT scores

Clinton power play

Sees Canal Authority as 'spoiled child'

Urges congressman to switch parties

Potluck is the best option for eclectic dinner party
Q: How can I prepare meals for friends with different food requirements? -- B.N., Belvedere

'Millionaire' winner picks up check
NEW YORK -- He's so well known by now, he may not need two forms of ID to cash that million-dollar check.

Off the Wall: Marriage is no bed of roses
The day Mike came home from the Army with his pregnant bride, everyone in the family started counting on their fingers.

In the know
Scream, the scary 1996 horror spoof about a crazed teen on a murder rampage, airs at 9 on Fox (WFXG-TV, Channel 54). Wes Craven directed and Kevin Williamson wrote this parody of slasher films. Stars include Drew Barrymore, in the nail-biting opening, and Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette.

Josey plays away

Key Georgia games

Dallas Stars to wear Texas A&M logo on their helmets this week

Lynx lose eighth straight

'Lynx' rhymes with 'stinks'

Struggling Lynx leaning on goalie

Lynx lose eighth straight

Fame from gingerbread is dubious
There's no fool like an old fool, a point I proved once again Friday as a celebrity gingerbread house decorator for the Junior League's annual Festival of Trees.

Off the Wall: Marriage is no bed of roses

Potluck is the best option for eclectic dinner party

'Millionaire' winner picks up check

Correction
A delinquent water bill owed by Forest Hills Racquet Club listed in a story in Saturday's edition of The Augusta Chronicle

Across the area: Police arrest three in delivery robbery

Avenue's renaming reviewed
A move to rename the road in front of Columbia County's main government center will have to wait until after the new year.

State set to repair jail locks
ATLANTA -- The state plans to spend $202,597 to fix faulty locks at a juvenile jail that opened only 18 months ago.

Education undergoes 3 rankings
The state Department of Education will release its annual report card next month. It will be followed by another state-funded report card, expected to be released in January.

Crews race to build new homes
SAVANNAH -- The winner in a race among carpentry crews in Savannah this weekend was Habitat for Humanity, which got four new houses.

Police, FBI still searching for children
On Nov. 22, 1985, 4-year-old Jeremy Grice was reported missing by his mother. Fourteen years later, investigators are still searching for an answer to not only his whereabouts but also those of two other missing area children.

Seven test positive for tuberculosis at Lakeside
Seven people tested positive for tuberculosis at Lakeside High School on Monday after last week's scare, but health department officials said the results are not uncommon.

Holiday relief

Scientist suggests natural toxic waste cleanup
ATHENS, Ga. -- Digging up a hazardous waste site on University of Georgia-owned land near the State Botanical Garden of Georgia would waste money and cause the same kind of environmental damage it's supposed to cure, according to a university genetics professor who studies toxic sites.

Tuesday morning quarterback: Bar raised on state's big rivalry

Leader defends ousting
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia Baptists' new president says he agrees with removing two Atlanta-area churches from the congregation for elevating homosexuals to leadership positions.

Polls open for district seat contest

State allows treated sewage to enter canal
Columbia County will be allowed to continue its longstanding practice of discharging treated wastewater into Augusta Canal despite concerns that an accident could contaminate Augusta's water supply.

Authorities revisit slayings
AIKEN -- A serial killer on the loose near Shaw's Creek? Not so fast, says Aiken County sheriff's Capt. Bryan Oliver. There is no proof that three bodies found near the creek along South Carolina Highway 191 between 1987 and 1993 got there through the work of one person, Capt. Oliver said.

Christmas treats
Santa Claus delivers candy to children who came to watch the lighting of the Christmas tree in North Augusta's John C. Calhoun Park. North Augusta Jazz Band played Christmas carols at the event.

Teacher stabbed at school
A 14-year-old physically disabled boy was charged Monday in the stabbing assault of his special education teacher, police said.

Polls open for district seat contest
Augusta voters visit the polls today to select a commissioner for the District 2 seat on the Augusta Commission.

Augusta resident answers `true calling' by volunteering
Even though he didn't reach it, Marvin Tyner can tell you what rock bottom looks like.

Two candidates register in race to replace senator
ATLANTA -- Two veteran politicians entered the race to succeed convicted state Sen. Diana Harvey Johnson of Savannah on the first day of qualifying for a Dec. 21 special election.

State allows treated sewage to enter canal

Sears fired by county
Richmond County chief tax appraiser Harrison Sears, accused of racial discrimination, was fired Monday by the Board of Assessors.

Teacher stabbed at school

State lists top wanted criminals
COLUMBIA -- Joshua Anderson of Eastover was convicted of having sex with a minor in 1995. He served his time, but now has fled his parole officers. Police say he is mentally unstable and they believed he is armed and dangerous.

Horse dispute resolved

Sears fired by county
Richmond County chief tax appraiser Harrison Sears, accused of racial discrimination, was fired Monday by the Board of Assessors.

State lists top wanted criminals

Child protection agency gets new leader
ATLANTA -- Gov. Roy Barnes is cleaning house at Georgia's troubled child-protection agency, naming a new director and instructing her to remake the operation ``from top to bottom.''

Aiken 20/20 Corp. tops state's `Angels' list

Horse dispute resolved
AIKEN -- After months of trying to appease horse owners and their neighbors, the Aiken City Council finally agreed on the controversial horse issue that has been worrying them for months.

Across the area: Police arrest three in delivery robbery
Authorities arrested three men Sunday and charged them with the armed robbery of a pizza delivery man, a Richmond County sheriff's investigator said.

Aiken 20/20 Corp. tops state's `Angels' list
AIKEN -- Aiken 20/20 Corp., which raises money for projects that benefit the community, tops South Carolina Secretary of State Jim Miles' list of charities that do what they promise with money they collect.

Educators rarely attacked

State set to repair jail locks

Lawmaker wants state road-renaming policy
While Columbia County officials grapple with a proposed policy for renaming roads after people, a Georgia legislator is fighting a similar battle in the state Senate.

Correction

Educators rarely attacked
Richmond County school officials say they get some complaints about teachers ``man-handling'' pupils, but pupil attacks on teachers are rare.

Scientist suggests natural toxic waste cleanup

Persistence pays in paving plan
After 15 years of persistence, Columbia County resident Gay Campbell finally got Anderson Road paved.

Sears fired by county

'Lynx' rhymes with 'stinks'

Fight for freedom seen in early 1990's

Christmas treats

Augusta resident answers `true calling' by volunteering

State risks losing millions for child support

Authorities revisit slayings

Police, FBI still searching for children

Persistence pays in paving plan

Sears fired by county

Cancer survivor rejoices in living
Sharon Wall now spends her days rediscovering the world with her 2-year-old daughter, Mariah.

Highlighting a long struggle

Holiday relief
Vicky Harris (left), a director with Operation Christmas Child, and volunteer Ricky Medlin pack boxes containing Christmas presents at WBM-TV Channel 36 in North Augusta. The boxes, being filled Monday with clothes, toys and personal hygiene items, will be shipped to Kosovo as part of an international relief effort.

Food bank stops distribution

Bible class must pass scrutiny
ATLANTA -- Attorney General Thurbert Baker satisfied people on both sides of the issue Monday when he released an official opinion on the constitutionality of using state funds to offer courses based on the Bible.

Food bank stops distribution
AIKEN -- With hungry mouths to feed this Thanksgiving, Aiken's Golden Harvest Food Bank is being forced to hold thousands of cases of food that might be contaminated.

Cancer survivor rejoices in living

Child protection agency gets new leader

Avenue's renaming reviewed

Crews race to build new homes

Fleas test water's health

Across the area: Lighting begins holiday season

Officials cite solid finances

Bible class must pass scrutiny

Officials cite solid finances
AIKEN -- Aiken County government is in sound financial shape, officials say, even though at this time of year revenues are lower than usual and slow in coming in.

Across the area: Lighting begins holiday season
Augusta officially ushers in the holiday season today at the Festival of Lights Ceremony beginning at 5 p.m. at the Eighth Street Plaza, Riverwalk Augusta.

State risks losing millions for child support
WASHINGTON -- South Carolina could lose $17.5 million in federal money for its child support program for failing to put a new computerized collection system in place, federal officials say.

Fleas test water's health
WASHINGTON, Ga. -- The way Mayor Frank Thomas Jr. sees it, a six-year fight with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency boils down to the sex life of water fleas.

Carolina defensive end wonders if his season is over

Miller enjoys second chance

Gramatica was 'Automatica' in win over Falcons

Cards won't rush Plummer back to action

Falcons still looking for answers

NFL roundup: Jets win third straight

Panthers rout Browns

Mr. Wesley Elmore
WAGENER -- Mr. Wesley ``Stevie'' Elmore, 38, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999.

Mr. Rudolph Clark
Mr. Rudolph M. Clark, 65, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Thera Durden
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Thera Lanier Fordham Durden died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at Friendship Health Care Center, Cleveland.

Mrs. Melba Wood
BEECH ISLAND -- Mrs. Melba Swartz Wood, 83, of Church Road, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at University Hospital.

Miss Sidelle Ellis
SALUDA, S.C. -- Miss Sidelle B. Ellis, 93, of Hollywood School Road, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, at Saluda Nursing Center.

Mrs. Sarah Vaigneur
RIDGELAND, S.C. -- Mrs. Sarah Malphrus ``Beannie'' Vaigneur, 91, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Mary Hering
ANDERSON, S.C. -- Mrs. Mary Ruth Allen Hering, 62, of Royal Oaks Drive, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at Vencor Hospital, Atlanta.

Mrs. Robbie Tate
CHICAGO -- Mrs. Robbie Sullivan Tate died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999.

Mr. Raymond Buckner
Mr. Raymond Buckner, 35, of Scotts Ferry Road, Appling, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Roosevelt Smalley Jr.
Mr. Roosevelt ``Bubba'' Smalley Jr., 66, of Boy Scout Road, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at his residence.

Ms. Trilbye Frazier
Ms. Trilbye Jaconetta Frazier, of Walton Way Extension, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Ronnie Sizemore
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Ronnie Finley Sizemore, 57, of Woodland Drive, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Alton Freeman
TIGNALL, Ga. -- Mr. Alton P. Freeman, 95, of Delhi Road, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Lucille Shuck
SHELBYVILLE, Ky. -- Mrs. Lucille Rawlings Shuck, 65, of Dotland Circle, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at Jewish Hospital.

Mr. James Burns
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. James S. Burns, 76, of Atomic Road, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999.

Mr. Malcom Sanders
DUBLIN, Ga. -- Mr. Malcom Lamar Sanders, 85, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999.

Michael Wright
Michael Jamar Wright, of Lumpkin Road, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Helene Palmiere
Mrs. Helene Palmiere, 78, of Carmell Drive, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Raymond Buckner
Mr. Raymond Buckner, 35, of Scotts Ferry Road, Appling, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Jerry Linwood
Mr. Jerry Dean Linwood, of Sixth Avenue, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Mildred Clarke
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mrs. Mildred Taylor Clarke, 79, of Georgia Highway 23 North, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Gerald Langford
TRENTON, S.C. -- Mr. Gerald ``Mickey'' Langford, 42, of Trussie Street, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at Richland Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Perryman DeLoach
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Perryman Futch ``Perry'' DeLoach, 56, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Charlie Key
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Charlie L. Key, of Carolina Springs Road, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Sallie Franklin
WRENS, Ga. -- Mrs. Sallie Mae Hales Franklin, 77, of Georgia Highway 88, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Marjorie Jones
Mrs. Marjorie M. Jones, of Spyglass Court, Martinez, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Cletus Chavous
HEPHZIBAH -- Mr. Cletus C. Chavous, 86, of Keys Road, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Terressa Holbrook
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Mrs. Terressa Ferrell Holbrook, 52, of Partridge Trail, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Marjorie Jones
Mrs. Marjorie M. Jones, of Spyglass Court, Martinez, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Elonda Harris
Elonda Harris, infant daughter of Nathaniel Harris and Elonda Gissentanner, died Nov. 17, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. William Rountree
AIKEN -- Mr. William Olen Rountree, 91, of Cherokee Avenue, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Nathaniel Garnett
Mr. Nathaniel Garnett, of Tutt Avenue, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Rudolph Clark
Mr. Rudolph M. Clark, 65, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at University Hospital.

Miss Josie Aaron
AARON STATION, Ga. -- Miss Josie Aaron, 94, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mr. Henry Crawford
Mr. Henry B. Crawford, 79, of Picquet Avenue, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Vera Adams
Mrs. Vera K. Adams, 77, of Martinez, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. W. Rodolph Phillips
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. W. Rodolph ``Rudy'' Phillips, 95, of Carolina Avenue, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. William Bradley
Mr. William Daniel Bradley, 61, of Augusta, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home.

Ms. Pamela Taylor
AIKEN -- Ms. Pamela Kaye Taylor, 44, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Julia Brassell
WADLEY, Ga. -- Mrs. Julia Lula Jackson Brassell, 80, of Jackson Road, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999.

Mrs. Carrie Wright
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Carrie D. Wright, 79, of Barton Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, at Westlake Nursing Home.

Rev. William Buchner Sr.
BATESBURG, S.C. -- The Rev. William John Buchner Sr., 71, of Holder Road, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999.

Charles Marion Robbins Jr.
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Charles Marion Robbins Jr. died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at his daughter's residence in Savannah.

Mr. Henry O'Neal
Mr. Henry T. O'Neal, of Crosley Street, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. George Rice
SLANDTON, S.C. -- Mr. George Rice, 81, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at Columbia Colleton Medical Center, Walterboro.

Mrs. Sarah Vaigneur

Mr. George Rice

Ms. Pamela Taylor

Mr. Jerry Linwood

Mr. Nathaniel Garnett

Mr. Roosevelt Smalley Jr.

Charles Marion Robbins Jr.

Mr. Rudolph Clark

Miss Sidelle Ellis

Mrs. Marjorie Jones

Mr. Charlie Key

Michael Wright

Mrs. Marjorie Jones

Mrs. Mary Hering

Rev. William Buchner Sr.

Mr. W. Rodolph Phillips

Mr. Alton Freeman

Mr. Henry Crawford

Ms. Trilbye Frazier

Mr. Wesley Elmore

Mrs. Vera Adams

Mr. Cletus Chavous

Mr. Malcom Sanders

Mr. Gerald Langford

Mrs. Julia Brassell

Mrs. Terressa Holbrook

Mr. Ronnie Sizemore

Mrs. Melba Wood

Mrs. Lucille Shuck

Miss Josie Aaron

Elonda Harris

Mrs. Mildred Clarke

Mrs. Helene Palmiere

Mrs. Sallie Franklin

Mrs. Carrie Wright

Mr. Raymond Buckner

Mrs. Robbie Tate

Urges congressman to switch parties
As one of Rep. Charlie Norwood's, R-Ga., most ardent critics, I do not hesitate to criticize him when warranted. When hewas wrong, I criticized him. However, to be fair when he has done the right thing, I must give him credit. Chuck Pardue, Augusta

Clinton power play
The charges arebogus, and aredesigned to help President Clinton's EnvironmentalProtection Agency implement standards that it has noauthority to impose.

Costly rail project
If we know anything about the large majority of Americans' transportation preferences, it's that they'll take four-wheelers over mass transit every time.

Sees Canal Authority as 'spoiled child'
As someone who cares about our community and the pets in it, I am appalled at the actions of the Augusta Canal Authority. I thought the purpose of the Authority was the betterment of our community, not to viciously attack a non-profit group and keep it from doing good deeds. L. Davis, North Augusta

Comments on women, pregnancies
Re the Nov. 15 columns by Kathleen Parker, Mona Charen and Ellen Goodman: Holli Bradberry, Augusta

Opposes 'giving in' to the NAACP
Gov. Jim Hodges offered to push for a holiday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. if the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will back off a boycott to force down the Confederate flag from the dome of the South Carolina statehouse. The NAACP says the flag is a symbol of racism and slavery. I know of no other organization that spews out more racial hate than the NAACP! ... Mildred W. McNair, Aiken

Blasts message of firearms critics
In the wake of school massacres and other violent death, we see the notion growing that if all firearms were confiscated we would immediately enter a period of serene life with no more than a hiccup to disturb the passing scene. Ester Young Mewihsen, Augusta

Disputes columnist on SAT scores
You cannot not believe in evolution, else how did you get here? But note that it was Charles Dar-win who claimed people are apes, leaving Creationists to claim that skin color matters to their Maker. 'Tis the age of computer whizzes, information gurus and cogitating machines. Harley Wycoff, Augusta

Dares 'whore' to take down flag
Gov. Jim Hodges of South Carolina is frantically searching for a solution to the Confederate battle flag issue that will rescue him from the fate of his predecessor. He is desperately trying to save his own skin and cares nothing for that flag or the men who died for it. Milton Gresham, Evans

Elect Marion Williams
In several editorials, most recently one two days ago, we recommended to voters in Augusta Commission District 2 the candidacy of the REV. MARION WILLIAMS. We have noted his record of hard work as a longtime CSX Railroad employee, his five-year Christian ministry, his extensive community service, the public policy homework he has done and the stands he takes on issues affecting Augusta and its quality of life.

Laments death leaves void in court
A week ago Mrs. Alice Watson, the former chief clerk of Richmond County Probate Court, passed away. She was the most important employee under the judge in this office. Lelia R. Botnick, Evans

Johnny Benson gets new ride for 2000

NASCAR notebook: Final ride for Ernie Irvan

Conspiracy theory lingers after final race of the season

Blue Heron Pines to host U.S. Amateur Public Links in 2003

Stewart's death shadows Grand Slam of Golf

Remembering Mrs. Palmer

Overtime: Davenport dominates Hingis

McCallister wins PGA qualifier

Labonte wins NAPA 500

D.C. United a dynasty in the making

Rowland looks to qualify today

Federal government ready for Y2K
WASHINGTON -- Aside from a few gnawing doubts in such areas as food stamp programs and foreign airports, the government is ready for Y2K, lawmakers said Monday. Most important now, they said, is to avoid public panic.

First lawsuits seeking class-action status against Microsoft
In the wake of a federal judge's conclusion that Microsoft Corp. is a monopoly, lawyers have begun filing class-action lawsuits alleging the software giant used its control on the market to overcharge customers.

Benefits of Web sites' ratings are up for debate
Consumers, click here. No, not there, come on over here. As one cyberspace expert put it, Web sites with shopping guides are dressing up, and some in the market are launching a promotional blitz to lure consumers to their home pages. A race to make sites more appealing to visitors and more rewarding for profit-making businesses has already begun.

Internet can benefit nursing home residents
SAN FRANCISCO -- Is the fountain of youth available at the click of a mouse?

Elderly drivers pose traffic-safety dilemma
SAN FRANCISCO -- It was a baby-boomer anthem: having fun, fun, fun 'til Daddy takes the T-Bird away. But as car-crazy boomers age into grandparents, the question is becoming: when to take Daddy's license away.

Regulators remind banks to ensure security
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators are reminding banks they need to watch out for computer hackers and other potential threats during the Year 2000 transition period.

E-mail helps locate suspected bomber
GREENSBORO -- The suspect accused of planting bombs to extort money from Lowe's Home Improvement stores made a big mistake when he used his home computer to send an e-mail message, the FBI said in an affidavit.

Police tail murder suspect with satellites
SPOKANE, Wash. -- When William ``Brad'' Jackson said his 9-year-old daughter disappeared without a sound from his front yard early one school morning, police were skeptical.

Eyes on space
A Chinese couple look at a NASA space suit on display at a watch store in Beijing Monday, Nov. 22, 1999.

Drug seems to lower high blood pressure
An estimated 50 million Americans have high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart attacks and stroke, but only about half are being treated for the condition, and only one

Blood simple
Tattoos, body piercing and giving blood don't mix. And that is one of the reasons few teens give blood, according to their peers.

More communication may clear air between mom and daughter
``My mom always gets on my nerves. She's always telling me to do stuff. If I do something wrong she blames me or somebody else, but if I do something good she takes all the credit. What should I do?'' -- 14-year-old girl, Augusta

Your style

Rankings of area schools rankle students

Rankings of area schools rankle students
At last week's monthly meeting, the Xtreme Teen Board discussed a recent report released by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, a private nonprofit group that ranks public schools in the state each year. Schools are measured on factors including student scores on the math and language arts sections of the Georgia High School Graduation Test.

Teen calendar

Your style
THE FACTS: Nalisa Thomas, 15, sophomore at Butler High School.

Blood simple

Teen calendar
HO-Ho-Ho! Get in the holiday mood at the Festival of Lights ceremony at 5 p.m. at Riverwalk Augusta's Eighth Street Plaza. Mayor Bob will light the city's Christmas tree and decorations at 6:15 p.m., and the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band play holiday tunes.

More communication may clear air between mom and daughter

Eyes on space

Elderly drivers pose traffic-safety dilemma

Regulators remind banks to ensure security

Internet can benefit nursing home residents

Drug seems to lower high blood pressure

Federal government ready for Y2K

Police tail murder suspect with satellites

First lawsuits seeking class-action status against Microsoft

Benefits of Web sites' ratings are up for debate

E-mail helps locate suspected bomber