Jackets seek to end streak

Carter, Raptors defeat Cavaliers

Michigan State routs Kansas

Lemke hopes to continue career as pitcher

Tarheels trample Buffalo

Shortstop recovering from fracture

Mississippi St. finally enjoys success

Olerud signs with Seattle; Langston, Hunter, Sanchez re-sign

Sprewell, Carlesimo play at it once more

Hawks defeat Clippers

Harrick practices patience

Yanks first to average $3 million

Hepzibah takes two from Laney

This time, Georgia gets call

Dorsey: Controversy a trademark of rivalry

Vols send the Mountaineers hiking

Lady Pacers continue winning ways

Gold futures rebound

WJBF-TV sold in $605 million deal
A Richmond, Va.-based media company said Wednesday it will buy Spartan Communications, the owner of WJBF-TV (Channel 6) and 12 other television stations for $605 million.

Business briefs
NEW YORK -- Stocks closed mostly lower Wednesday as investors took a break from their recent technology-sector buying spree.

Y2K bug to keep many in office
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cisco Systems Chief Executive Officer John Chambers can forget the sparklers. Hewlett-Packard President Carly Fiorina can keep her champagne corked. And Microsoft resident Steve Ballmer will be leaving his tuxedo in the closet.

Builder plans second complex

Report: Inflation holds off
WASHINGTON -- Workers' productivity, a key to national economic vitality, grew at the fastest rate in seven years in the third quarter. At the same time, companies' labor costs actually declined -- a recipe for keeping inflation at bay.

WJBF-TV sold in $605 million deal

Coke's chief has global flair
ATLANTA -- Most of Coke's profits come from overseas; so have many of the company's recent problems. Now, for the first time, The Coca-Cola Co. will be led by an executive who started with its international operation.

Business briefs: Toy firm announces job cuts, closings

Business briefs: Toy firm announces job cuts, closings
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Hasbro Inc. on Tuesday announced a broad reorganization of its business, which will allow the world's No. 2 toymaker to expand its offerings of high-tech toys and its popular core brands, including Furby and Pokemon.

Builder plans second complex
A Macon developer who built an upscale apartment complex in Columbia County earlier this year has launched construction on a similar project in Richmond County.

Gold futures rebound
Gold futures prices were higher in trading Tuesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange as the market rebounded from losses prompted by a planned gold sale announced by the Netherlands.

Business briefs

Local businesses favor Bush Field

Local businesses favor Bush Field
About 80 percent of local companies have made business trips from Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field, according to early results of a recent airport survey.

Y2K bug to keep many in office

Coke's chief has global flair

Redbirds set new standard

Awards ceremony may be preview of Heisman

College notebook: O'Cain could return to UNC

Dayne runs away with award

Rose Bowl teams are survivors

Vols' Grant is unanimous All-SEC pick

Old fights will ring in new year
As parts of the globe greet the new year with peace and prosperity, others will enter the new year with the same conflicts they had 100 years ago.

Some 'sure-fire' goods misfired
CHICAGO -- Let's hop into the Edsel, pop the top off a Crystal (clear) Pepsi and stick some Menudo in the eight-track player as we take a trip down Memory Lane in search of products lost on the road to the year 2000.

Urges Clinton to fix El Cenizo problem

Says Bulldogs deserve fans' respect

Bleak futures

Slams paper about 'made up' quote

Augusta's 2000 budget: Fire over health care

Laments potential loss of airport service

Nickel-&-dime budget

Suggests 'heroes' for street name

Urges compromise on animal stockade

Capsules
Straighten up! Cradling a telephone on the shoulder for long periods can trigger a stroke.

In the know
The TV series All in the Family is hailed on a new 33-cent stamp.

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.

Easy beef Burgundy
I could write for days about an elaborate beef stew, telling you the finer points of browning the beef, then braising it slowly for hours. But to be honest, it's my mother-in-law Carol Calloway's simple beef Burgundy that gets raves from our family.

Small portions
White Wave Inc. says its new eggnog tastes great -- and is less filling. Just in time for the holidays, White Wave, manufacturer of Silk, the country's top-selling soy milk, has created lactose-free, cholesterol- free and low-fat Silk Nog. ``If you like eggnog but feel a little guilty when you drink it, then Silk Nog was made for you,'' says White Wave's president. ``You'll find it tastes every bit as indulgent.''

Wax works
Not so long ago, candles spent most of the time in drawers, taken out only to embellish a birthday cake or a holiday table, or to provide light when a storm knocked out the electricity. Candles embodied the very idea of utility.

Lincoln QB goes from near-death to spotlight

Kopec will play against Greensboro

Lynx still are waiting for Dumont to arrive

Lynx set to face Generals

Gretzky best of century

15-year-old charged with a crime for hockey hit

Capsules

In the know

Small portions

In the know

Wax works

Easy beef Burgundy

Empty Stocking Fund: Bills leave family in need

Decorative affair

Former lawmakers petition to remove flag
COLUMBIA -- About 50 of the lawmakers who put a Confederate flag on South Carolina's capitol dome in 1962 have joined to ask the current Legislature to heal the divisive wounds its continued presence has inspired.

Dress code source of contention
A group of Richmond County parents, concerned about punishment for violating the district's clothing policy, will decide next week whether to pursue a lawsuit against the school system.

Summit focuses on violence
ATHENS, Ga. -- Coordinated early intervention is the best way to attack a nationwide outbreak of youth violence that is ``hamstringing our society'' emotionally and financially, an education expert said during a summit at the University of Georgia.

Across the area: Hospital holiday party at lake today
The seventh annual ``Christmas at the Lake'' at Aiken Regional Medical Centers is set for 6 p.m. today.

More plaintiffs joining admissions case
ATHENS, Ga. -- The list of plaintiffs lined up to join a class-action lawsuit against the University of Georgia's admissions policy has grown beyond 30, and claims will continue to mount against the school's use of race as a factor, Atlanta attorney Lee Parks said.

Dress code source of contention

Across the area: Extradition hearing set in murder case

Turn lane planned at complex
Engineers say proposal will reduce congestion in front of Colonial Village on Walton Way Extension

Sage Mill occupants increasing
AIKEN -- Capital investment in Sage Mill Industrial Park has risen to more than $750 million since it opened in 1996, Aiken County Council Chairman Ronnie Young told the Aiken Chamber of Commerce at its monthly meeting Tuesday.

In the spirit
Evan Stanley, 2, drops a dollar into a kettle after Christmas shopping at Wal-Mart off Bobby Jones Expressway with his grandmother Van Inglett of Augusta. Salvation Army trumpeter George Taylor played Silent Night for them Wednesday.

'Frog watch' on verge of world record

Firm clears construction of First Tee site
The final preliminary order of business has been completed, clearing the way for work to begin on Augusta's First Tee Golf Course and training facility later this month.

Empty Stocking Fund: Children expect Santa gifts

Empty Stocking Fund: Children expect Santa gifts
She overheard her children say, ``No matter if mom don't have any money, Santa will give us a good Christmas because we are great kids and we make A's and B's and respect grown people.''

Family waits, hopes for news
JACKSON -- The waiting is the worst. With nothing new in the apparent abduction of Tiffaney Wilson, the family of Mrs. Wilson's husband, Joshua, could only sit and wait Wednesday -- wait for a telephone call, a sighting of Mrs. Wilson or anything. ``The waiting is horrible,'' said Edna Wilson, Joshua Wilson's mother. ``And it's helplessness. What can you do?''

Correction
An article in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly stated the FBI's involvement in the search for Tiffaney Wilson. The article should have said that FBI has offered North Augusta Public Safety its assistance in the case.

Detention centers to get new locks
ATLANTA -- The state is spending nearly $1 million to replace the locks at nine juvenile detention centers throughout Georgia, including the Augusta Regional Youth Development Campus, after reports of children breaking out of their cells at a lockup in the Atlanta area.

Hunting mishaps covered
Magazine chronicles incidents Details of state's roadside hunting mishaps go international, draw criticism from local legislator

A touch of light

Police issue warrants for 2 men in shooting
Richmond County sheriff's deputies were looking for two men late Wednesday for their alleged part in a shooting on an Augusta street.

Oliver: Resume was standard response

Teacher expected to enter guilty plea
A former Aquinas High School teacher is expected to plead guilty to charges of bilking students and charities out of more than $200,000 at a sentencing hearing Friday, according to Augusta District Attorney Danny Craig.

Inmate appeals murder conviction

'Frog watch' on verge of world record
Research from the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory has been printed in such prestigious publications as Nature and Encyclopaedia Britannica. Soon, the lab might be recognized in another well-known compilation -- alongside the world's biggest ball of twine and its longest toenail.

Across the area: Extradition hearing set in murder case
The extradition hearing for the Edgefield County, S.C., man charged in an alleged murder for hire will be Jan. 6.

Hunting mishaps covered

Task force seeks plan on housing

Firm clears construction of First Tee site

Project finances unknown
The amount of taxpayers money that would be necessary to develop North Augusta's riverfront is not yet known, a consultant said Tuesday.

Economists: Augusta's economy will improve
ATLANTA -- Augusta's economy will continue improving during the next 12 months with a second year of job growth at a 1.6 percent clip, though that pace is slower than the rest of the state, economists estimate.

Inmate appeals murder conviction
If he had known 15 years ago what he knows now, he would never have pleaded guilty to robbing, kidnapping and murdering a Columbia County couple, Jody Allen testified Wednesday.

Prison workers donate bicycles
Employees at Augusta State Medical Prison made a few Christmas wishes come true Wednesday.

Organ donor wait shorter in Southeast
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- People awaiting organ transplants at medical centers in the Southeast have the nation's shortest wait for organs.

Police rehash leads in search for teen
As the investigation into Tiffaney Wilson's disappearance stretched into day four, North Augusta officers Tuesday rehashed leads and re-interviewed the teen-ager's family, friends and acquaintances in a desperate search for fresh clues.

Correction
An article in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly said that carrier fleets were crippled during the Japanese air raids on Pearl Harbor. Carriers were not at Pearl Harbor during the attack.

Correction

Project prompts rescue effort
BELVEDERE -- Kevin Morgan said he figured it would save him money if he fixed the sewer line underneath his front yard. But the warnings of his friends proved prophetic Tuesday when Mr. Morgan was trapped waist deep in the 10-foot hole for nearly two hours. In the end, however, he emerged unharmed, with only dirty pants and shoes as evidence of his adventure.

Some 'sure-fire' goods misfired

Beavers cause flood problems
Scott Washam still has the videotape of his neighbors perched atop their wooden house during a flood a couple of years ago. ``They are actually cute,'' he said. ``At first, it was neat for the family -- at first, until I went back in and realized what they had done and the problems they are causing.''

Economists: Augusta's economy will improve

Woman gets 10 years on forgery charges
A woman who repaid an act of kindness by stealing thousands of dollars earned herself a 10-year prison sentence.

Organ donor wait shorter in Southeast

Three Irish Travelers placed on probation
AIKEN -- Three Irish Travelers from North Augusta were sentenced Tuesday to probation and 200 hours of community service after pleading guilty to insurance fraud in an Aiken courtroom.

House fire

Old fights will ring in new year

Commission approves use of city stockade
The old city stockade is going to the dogs -- and cats. And old junked cars are going to the junk yard -- with or without their owners' consent under a new city ordinance.

Project finances unknown

In the spirit

Commission approves use of city stockade

Savannah explores effect of foreign ships

Beavers cause flood problems

Ordinance on ethics proposed
The Augusta Commission's ethics ordinance subcommittee signed off on a proposed ordinance Tuesday that Mayor Bob Young called an ``ethics buffet.''

Ordinance on ethics proposed

Savannah explores effect of foreign ships
SAVANNAH -- Ships from foreign shores bring desired consumer products such as stereos, clothes and toys.

Three Irish Travelers placed on probation

Task force seeks plan on housing
ATLANTA -- Gov. Roy Barnes on Wednesday asked a new committee he created to come up with a ``common-sense, workable'' plan to reduce long waiting lists for home- and community-based care for Georgia's senior citizens, physically disabled, mentally ill, mentally retarded and substance abusers.

Police issue warrants for 2 men in shooting

Defense at root of bill
AIKEN -- Rep. Charles Sharpe said he believes in doing whatever it takes to protect himself, his wife and his grandson against intruders who might enter his rural home in eastern Aiken County.

A touch of light
Trudi Clontz of Aiken, a member of the Pairs and Spares Senior Citizens group at H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, replaced a bulb in one of the strands of lights surrounding Hopeland Gardens on Tuesday. Christmas in Hopelands opens Saturday night and will run through Dec. 25 but will be closed Christmas Eve.

Oliver: Resume was standard response
City Administrator Randy Oliver sent a resume to an Atlanta firm recruiting for a position in Florida, but it was a standard response to a request that he never expected to snowball, he said Tuesday.

Project finances unknown
The amount of taxpayers money that would be necessary to develop North Augusta's riverfront is not yet known, a consultant said Tuesday.

Sage Mill occupants increasing

Resident seeks help from county
Steve Rossmoine and family didn't have a Thanksgiving this year. Now, Christmas is looking bleak.

Correction

Empty Stocking Fund: Bills leave family in need
For years, she has given to the Empty Stocking Fund. But this year a twist of fate has left her asking for help.

Controversy a trademark of rivalry

Decorative affair
Phaedra Bing holds Alexis Bing, 1, as she places an ornament on the Holiday Tree at Medical College of Georgia's Children's Medical Center at its lighting ceremony Tuesday evening.

Summit focuses on violence

Turn lane planned at complex

Woman gets 10 years on forgery charges

Defense at root of bill

Former lawmakers petition to remove flag

Resident seeks help from county

Police rehash leads in search for teen

House fire
Firefighters help Capt. Sam Pardon of the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department with his oxygen tank after a fire on Wrightsboro Road. Wednesday's blaze left the owners homeless.

Across the area: Hospital holiday party at lake today

Falcons notebook: Anderson headed to broadcast booth

Titans look for redemption

Thomas gearing up for Giants

King's first victory is just a start

Seau expects to return to Chargers' lineup

George keeps his cool despite loss

Mr. Ralph Walford
Mr. Ralph Walford, 76, of Sand Bar Ferry Road, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Jacob Salley
AIKEN -- Mr. Jacob Salley, 88, of Kaolin Road, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Robert Wilson
THOMSON -- Mr. Robert Cecil Wilson, 82, of Crawford Lane, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Ms. Estelle Ashley
Ms. Estelle W. Ashley, 98, of Oak Street, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Helen McLain
DENMARK, S.C. -- Mrs. Helen Reaves McLain, 73, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Clara Schofield
Mrs. Clara Ann Schofield, 70, of Kaufman Drive, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Robert Wilson
THOMSON -- Mr. Robert Cecil Wilson, 82, of Crawford Lane, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Mr. Lester Fennell Sr.
Mr. Lester Talmadge Fennell Sr., 91, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Kristen Glenn
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. -- Mrs. Kristen ``Kristie'' Weber, 29, of North Detroit Avenue, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999.

Mr. Coy Bovier
BIG POND, Pa. -- Mr. Coy E. Bovier died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999.

Mr. Peter Stevens
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Mr. Peter Stevens, 81, of 11th Street, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Margaret Dobson
BARNWELL, S.C. -- Mrs. Margaret Dobson, 73, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999.

Mr. Chadwick Colston
MANSFIELD, Ga. -- Mr. Chadwick Colston, 30, of Georgia Highway 11, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999.

Mr. Clayton Johnson
ADRIAN, Ga. -- Mr. Clayton C. Johnson, 60, of West Main Street, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1999, in Dublin.

Mrs. Willie Taylor
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Willie Mae Taylor, 89, of Warrenton Health and Rehabilitation Center, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital, Thomson.

Mr. Aaron Lindsey
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mr. Aaron Wilmont ``Speedway'' Lindsey, 86, of Campus Avenue, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, at Specialty Hospital.

Mr. James Keith
AIKEN -- Mr. James Marshall Keith, 66, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Herbert Oestricker
MARTIN, S.C. -- Mr. Herbert Earl Oestricker, 60, of Patterson Mill Road, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia.

Mrs. Rose Sanders
SNELLING, S.C. -- Mrs. Rose Grubbs Sanders, 61, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999.

Ms. Elsie Jacks
Ms. Elsie Carolyn Jacks, 72, of St. John Towers, Greene Street, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Itha Curton
JACKSON -- Mrs. Itha ``Dell'' Curton, 52, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999.

Mr. Fred Calloway Sr.
Mr. Fred Owens Calloway Sr., of Leona Street, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Stewart Green
Mr. Stewart Green, 68, of Cockatoo Road, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Blanche Joiner
GROVETOWN -- Mrs. Blanche E. Kitchens Joiner, of Robin Lane, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Gerald Matthews
Mr. Gerald Lee Matthews, 66, of Rocky Creek Road, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Robert Powell Sr.
Mr. Robert William Powell Sr., 60, of Anne Street, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Gwen Soule
HEPHZIBAH -- Mrs. Gwen Soule, 29, of Brookstone Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at her residence.

Ms. Nancy Tabb
Ms. Nancy Elizabeth Clay Tabb, 56, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Margaret Dobson

Mrs. Rose Sanders

Mr. Coy Bovier

Ms. Estelle Ashley

Mr. Herbert Oestricker

Mrs. Kristen Glenn

Mr. Lester Fennell Sr.

Mr. Chadwick Colston

Ms. Nancy Tabb

Mr. Gerald Matthews

Mr. Ralph Walford

Mr. James Keith

Mrs. Clara Schofield

Mr. Robert Wilson

Mr. Robert Wilson

Mr. Stewart Green

Mr. Aaron Lindsey

Mr. Jacob Salley

Mrs. Blanche Joiner

Mrs. Gwen Soule

Mr. Fred Calloway Sr.

Mr. Robert Powell Sr.

Mrs. Willie Taylor

Ms. Elsie Jacks

Mr. Clayton Johnson

Mrs. Helen McLain

Biotech research 'incubators' important for health care, economy
WONDERFUL THINGS College of Georgia. Research by faculty, students and members of the scientific staff is helping to find cures for heart disease, cancer, stroke, blindness, sickle cell disease, immune disorders, and many other diseases. There is a tremendous commitment to funding biomedical research. This support comes from both the state of Georgia, through its visionary program -- the Georgia Research Alliance -- and the federal government, where the budget for the National Institutes of Health, the major funding agency for biomedical research, is on pace to double within the next five years.

Slams mayor's ranking of military flying teams
I am responding to Mayor Bob Young's remarks about the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels.Robert Desautel, Edgefield

Biotech research 'incubators' important for health care, economy
WONDERFUL THINGS College of Georgia. Research by faculty, students and members of the scientific staff is helping to find cures for heart disease, cancer, stroke, blindness, sickle cell disease, immune disorders, and many other diseases. There is a tremendous commitment to funding biomedical research. This support comes from both the state of Georgia, through its visionary program -- the Georgia Research Alliance -- and the federal government, where the budget for the National Institutes of Health, the major funding agency for biomedical research, is on pace to double within the next five years.

Blasts conditions at animal shelter
The conditions endured by the animals housed at the Augusta-Richmond County Animal Control Shelter are appalling. Dogs are crowded into cages while empty cages are available, just to reduce the number of cages that need to be cleaned. Worse, the dogs are not removed from the cages when the cages are hosed down. Mary-Kathleen Blanchard, Augusta

Urges compromise on animal stockade
Re to the numerous letters concerning the Augusta Humane Society, the Canal Authority and the stockade: Elizabeth Collins, Augusta

Hits SRS good 'ol boy network
Layoff talks. Budget cuts. These are all things that are constantly talked about at the Savannah River Site.Mike Rothe, Aiken

The littlest hero
What's overlooked in Communist dictator Fidel Castro's temper tantrum demands that Elian Gonzalez be returned to Cuba is what a tough, determined little boy Elian is.

Wants debate on merits of college
The Scholastic Assessment Test tells us only one thing about a student: How well that student did on that test that day. To the extent that the test and that day are like college, one can imply how well that student will perform in college.Tom Zwemer, Augusta

Say UGA fans 'sore losers' over call
As Georgia Tech students, we are sick of hearing about the ``blown'' call in the Georgia Tech vs. University of Georgia football game. It is ridiculous that the referees of the game have been suspended over this controversial call.Wendy Adams & Lee Jenkins, Augusta

Nickel-&-dime budget
Adding to the normal stresses and strains of the holiday season for Augusta commissioners is that they must, by state law, approve a city budget by the end of the month.

Cites 'incongruity' of paraphrase
I read with great distress the statement you attributed to me, ``The governor already basically knows what education legislation he will send to the General Assembly in January.'' (editorial, Nov. 14). State Sen. Steve Thompson, Powder Springs

Bleak futures
Linda Gail Hendrick, the 52-year-old special education Murphey Middle School teacher who was stabbed 60 or 70 times and whose skull was smashed by a blunt instrument Nov. 22, is out of intensive care, but her future looks bleak, indeed.

Says MOX role wrong route for SRS
Not everyone agrees with The Chronicle's plutonium editorial of Nov. 29. One doesn't have to be an ``anti-nuclear extremist'' to question whether MOX -- mixed weapons plutonium and uranium nuclear fuel -- is either ``virtuous'' or ``vital.'' Mary Olson, Augusta

Wants 'hate talk' censored from letters
I felt that your editorial response to the Georgia attorney general's opinion requiring a secular approach to teaching the Judeo-Christian Bible was somewhat measured and thoughtful, although I disagreed with your paper's view.Rev. Dan King, Augusta

Augusta's 2000 budget: Fire over health care
Few budget proposals are OK'd without some controversy and the $88.4 million plan for fiscal 2000 submitted to the Augusta Commission by city Administrator Randy Oliver is no exception.

Suggests 'heroes' for street name
If one is to rename a street in Columbia County in honor of a real hero in U.S. history, it should be a person such as Nat Turner, Frederick Douglass or Harriet Tubman. These real American freedom fighters contributed mightily to the making of this great nation.John S. Woodson, McCormick

Slams mayor's ranking of military flying teams
I am responding to Mayor Bob Young's remarks about the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels. Robert Desautel, Edgefield

Slams paper about 'made up' quote
On Nov. 24, The Chronicle printed a story on how thankful I was to be alive after being shot in the head during an armed robbery attempt last August. I appreciate the attention and the opportunity to publicly state my thanks to God for allowing me to live and also to the many people who prayed for me and helped my family during that difficult time. Charles M. Voldness Jr., Aiken

Says Bulldogs deserve fans' respect
Re the Georgia/Georgia Tech rivals game:Kathy King, Augusta

Laments potential loss of airport service
Delta Air Lines has announced a new non-stop service between Savannah and Columbia to La Guardia airport in New York. Service will be on ASA and Comair using 50 seat Canadair regional jets. Dick Frank, Augusta

Praises editorial on Panama Canal
As an educator I say, ``It is time for ignorant people to shut up, sit down, and do their homework.'' R.E. Sutherland, Aiken

Urges Clinton to fix El Cenizo problem
Regarding the guest column written by Dr. Sam Francis in the Nov. 24 paper: He was writing about the situation in El Cenizo, Texas. He wanted to ask Gov. George W. Bush what he would do about the situation if he were elected president. Gertrude McKie, Augusta

Woods, Inkster, Fleisher win honors

Overtime: Local boxing coach wins award

Overtime: Olerud signs 3-year deal with Mariners

Pincay two shy of Shoemaker's record

Royal view
Britain's Prince Charles looks through special 3-D glasses to look at molecular structures on a computer screen during a visit to the Breakthrough Research Center in central London's Fulham Road Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999.

Vulnerability to ear infections partly inherited
CHICAGO -- Babies' vulnerability to ear infections appears largely inherited, according to a study that suggests doctors might want to closely watch siblings of children who are prone to such ailments.

TVA approves deal to produce tritium
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennes-see Valley Authority directors ap-proved a contract Wednesday to make tritium for nuclear bombs, marking the first time in U.S. history that a commercial reactor will be used to produce the material.

Beaming is catching on
WASHINGTON -- Forget the pen and paper. It's all about beaming information. When Steve Kan and his mother sat down one recent afternoon to swap family addresses and phone numbers, they simply lined up their handheld computing devices, pressed a button and instantly beamed complete lists to each other.

Microsoft forms wireless venture with Ericsson
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Microsoft and Sweden's LM Ericsson AB are forming a joint venture to develop products for consumers to access the Internet and send e-mail from any wireless device.

Oak Ridge weapons plant explosion injures three
An explosion this morning at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant sent three people to the hospital, and seven more required observation, officials at the weapons plant confirmed.

Report: Government not paying for workers' health screenings
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The federal government hasn't kept its promise to pay for expanded health screenings of uranium workers in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, The Columbus Dispatch reported today.

Drug approved for women with post-traumatic stress
WASHINGTON -- The widely used antidepressant Zoloft became the nation's first drug approved to treat post-traumatic stress syndrome Tuesday, but it comes with a caution that it may work only in women.

Mystery of Uranus-Neptune formation explained
Scientists say they may have solved a far-out mystery: how Uranus and Neptune came to exist at the very edges of the solar system.

White House answering questions from Internet users
WASHINGTON -- The White House has begun a new service for Internet users who have questions about administration activities.

Gene therapy yields bigger pigs
WASHINGTON -- Here come the super pigs. Medical researchers using gene therapy have figured out a way to make young hogs grow 40 percent larger and faster.

Online sites get to the root of genealogy interest
If you're like most people, you have eight great-grandparents, and you can't name them all.

Royal view

White House answering questions from Internet users

Oak Ridge weapons plant explosion injures three

Beaming is catching on

Report: Government not paying for workers' health screenings

Gene therapy yields bigger pigs

Online sites get to the root of genealogy interest