Shaq thrives under Jackson's offense

Kentucky drops out of Top 25

Devil Rays get Castilla in four-team trade, sign Vaughn

No. 5 Lady Bulldogs take 4th win in row

Overtime: Lady Pacer named player of the week

UConn at top of game

No trades by Braves likely before meeting ends today

UNC over Tennessee Tech

Auburn crushes Coppin St.

Cubs get pitcher Valdes from L.A. in deal

Nine-player, four-team swap sends top players packing

Cox: Strengthen the bullpen

Rout by Blazers helped Hawks become winners

Knicks hold off Celtics

Shine's shot lifts Seton Hall

Family comes first for Ainge

Avery getting off to slow start in NBA

Internet changes traditions

Business briefs: Xerox profit warning shakes up market
NEW YORK -- Stock prices ended mixed Monday as a profit warning from Xerox rattled the market but failed to discourage technology investors, who pulled the Nasdaq composite index further into record high territory.

Beware of holiday scams
Between Christmas generosity and Y2K paranoia, scam artists are cooking up plenty of tricks to part you from your cash this holiday season.

Business briefs: Xerox profit warning shakes up market

Aiken bank offers alternative products
Aiken-based People's Community Bank has started selling investment and insurance products, following the national trend of banks offering nonbanking services.

First Bank last to be Y2K-ready

Beware of holiday scams

First Bank last to be Y2K-ready
ATLANTA - The very last bank in the nation to fix the Y2K computer bug has finally convinced federal regulators that all systems are functioning.

Clemson hopes to make change in bowl fortunes

Eagles ride defense to I-AA final

Eagles' time shared by academics, football

Munoz's son headed to Tennessee

Hamilton chosen as All-America QB

Carter returns for handover ceremony
PANAMA CITY, Panama -- Former President Jimmy Carter, who 22 years ago committed the United States to withdraw from Panama and hand over the Panama Canal, is returning to Panama to witness the fulfillment of that pledge.

Panama takes control of Canal
PANAMA CITY, Panama -- With their partnership approaching its 100-year anniversary, Panama and the United States are officially going their separate ways. Panama gets to keep the real estate; the United States gets the memories.

Technological advances shape world
Technology not only has changed the way we look at our world, but also has made the images brighter and more accessible.

Honoring Reagan

Urge Ga. to rethink admissions policy

Calls UGA-Tech game memorable

Honors service of all firefighters

Insists Murphey a safe, quality school

Wants appraisal office investigated

Contrasts God's Son, modern child

30 years too harsh

Finds S.C. flag dispute 'un-Christian'

Age old question
Q: I worry all the time. What's wrong with me? -- B.L., Augusta

Walken is not like his film characters
One of Christopher Walken's most recent television roles was that of Jacob Witting in Sarah Plain and Tall: Winter's End.Actor Walken is not as dark as characters he portrays on film

Off the Wall: Don't judge the book by its cover
"I found the title of your first book to be a misrepresentation of the contents," the guy says.

In the know
A clever notion finds regular and recurring cast members appearing as different characters in a flashback episode of JAG at 8 on CBS (WRDW-TV, Channel 12). The story line: Harm meets a woman (Catherine Bell) who relates the tale of how his late father saved her life 30 years before on Christmas Eve.

Augusta's first family of football catches up on old times

McWhorter fully aware of Lincoln County tradition

Brunswick guards against overconfidence

McWhorter fully aware of Lincoln County tradition

Coaches masters of hyping virtues of the other team

McWhorter fully aware of Lincoln County tradition

Internet changes traditions
One charm of Christmas is nostalgia. Another is remembering family and friends. A third is getting together to reaffirm life's connections.

Age old question

Walken is not like his film characters

In the know

Panel offers terms in ethics measure

Empty Stocking Fund: Family wants nice meal
The doctors just told the North Augusta woman that her husband will need a pacemaker.

Businesses quiz party sponsors

Civil War battle re-enacted

Leader blasts senator

Settlement rejected by family

Man shoots daughter, himself

Tuesday morning quarterback: Great athletes don't always make lists

Meeting set on growth plan upgrade
Starting Tuesday, Columbia County will look to its future.

Test to demonstrate dam's absence
A brief drawdown of the Savannah River to demonstrate the impact of decommissioning the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam has been scheduled for the week of Jan. 16, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.

Many police agencies want written request for records

Safety policy slated for vote by board
After months of wrangling over details, Columbia County school board members may take action today on a procedures manual for school safety officers and a proposal to provide them with weapons.

Man shoots daughter, himself
A Warrenville man died Sunday afternoon after shooting his daughter and turning the gun on himself.

Teachers earn rewards
At Martinez Elementary School, some staff members already have plans for the $72,000 they'll share as a reward for a year of hard work.

Aiken enjoys parade's success

Evidence contested in exploitation case
A defense attorney argued Monday to suppress key evidence in the sexual exploitation case against child psychologist Robert Bruce Craft, saying there was no basis for search warrants that turned up photographs being used by prosecutors.

Meeting set on growth plan upgrade

Holiday hours
All local bank branches plan to close New Year's Day except for the SunTrust Bank banking center inside the Publix store on Fury's Ferry Road. That branch will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Man shoots daughter, himself
A family feud turned deadly inside a Warrenville home Sunday when a father shot his 16-year-old daughter in the head and then turned the gun on himself, authorities said.

Businesses quiz party sponsors
Some downtown business owners warned Augusta commissioners on Tuesday that the city will be sued if a scheduled New Year's Eve street party turns ugly.

Court rules for sheriff in death lawsuit

Across the area: Police use dogs in hunt for robber
Police used search dogs and a helicopter Monday morning in an unsuccessful search for an armed robber.

Aiken enjoys parade's success
AIKEN -- For a while it looked like Mother Nature would become the Grinch that stole the Christmas parade.

Court rules for sheriff in death lawsuit
An appeals court has upheld a circuit judge's decision absolving the Aiken County Sheriff's Office of blame in a 1994 domestic violence killing.

Area governments follow law

Story time
Doug Smith takes time out from cutting down a tree in his yard on Hampton Avenue to listen to his 7-year-old daughter, Rashida read Miss Eva and the Red Balloon. as part of her homework. Rashida's sister Raven, 5, also listens.

Giant globe gets new face for year 2000
SAVANNAH -- To local residents, it's known simply as ``the globe.'' But the spherical natural gas tank once billed as the world's largest globe is getting a makeover, with the bright colors that distinguish different countries to be replaced by a more realistic vision based on satellite photos.

Settlement rejected by family
Members of a Columbia County family whose home was ruined by sewage from South Columbia Elementary School say they are not happy with the county's $3,000 offer to settle their claim.

Officer says adherence to law improving
Athens-Clarke County police Officer Wesley Horney has been working for the department for two years. Before that, he was a practicing attorney in Atlanta. In an interview, Officer Horney said compliance with open records laws and the state of public access in law enforcement is improving:

Hunting bounds sought
Hunting bounds sought Grass-roots effort by hunters, land owners would prohibit shooting deer along roadsides

Area governments follow law
Faith Johnson had a purpose as she walked into the Columbia County Commission office in September.

Informant challenging separation
Long before federal investigators cracked a near $12 million Medicare fraud case in Augusta with his help, Michael Haddle stepped up to aid a Sunday school teacher about to be cheated, Mr. Haddle's lawyer told a jury Monday.

Request sparks confrontation

Panel offers terms in ethics measure
An Augusta Commission committee approved an ethics ordinance Monday that narrowed the definition of relative to an elected official's spouse, parents and children when it comes to doing business with the city.

Technological advances shape world

Officials wary of sick days

Teachers earn rewards

Panama takes control of Canal

Giant globe gets new face for year 2000

Leader blasts senator
ATLANTA -- A key Republican legislator said Monday the public has fresh reason to wonder if the Senate is for sale because of state Sen. Van Streat's attempts to help an inmate whose supporters gave him campaign contributions.

Conduct concerns Assembly

Washed out
William Quackenbush, a local painter, shrugs his shoulders while looking up to his partners, who are pressure-washing the walls of SunTrust's parking garage on Eighth Street in Augusta.

Empty Stocking Fund: Family wants nice meal

Test to demonstrate dam's absence

Officials wary of sick days
When it comes to employee sick leave in Columbia County schools, Friday seems to be the day to miss.

Holiday hours

Officers run afoul of the law
The sheriffs and jailers sworn to uphold South Carolina's laws most often violate the ones that say jail logs, crime reports and similar records are supposed to be open to the public.

Safety policy slated for vote by board

Request sparks confrontation
UNION, S.C. -- It sounded easy enough -- visit local government and law enforcement offices, request public documents that are supposed to be readily available and keep notes on what happens.

Across the area: Police use dogs in hunt for robber

Across the area: 9-year-old raped on way home
DECATUR -- An elderly DeKalb County couple died in an early morning fire that nearly destroyed the house they had shared for more than 30 years.

Health center board OKs resource agency

City struts its stuff in parade
It was only the second parade he had ever seen in his life.Dressed in Batman pajamas and Star Wars sneakers, 23-month-old Jack Phelps bounced in his father's arms, waving pudgy fists to drumbeats. The Dogs, the clowns, the crowd and the massive floats that passed all seemed to astound him.

Story time

Man fulfills airplane dream
PELION, S.C. -- He is 69 and admittedly getting a little grizzled, but Fred McCallum still has in him a bit of the little boy who stood up in his high chair to point at airplanes in the sky.

Empty Stocking Fund: Disabled pair want gifts for grandchildren

Hunting bounds sought

Carter returns for handover ceremony

New buses could roll by 2001
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A bus system could be in place in Gwinnett County by 2001, even before the state's new high-occupancy vehicle lanes are open and ready for traffic.

Civil War battle re-enacted
RICHMOND HILL, Ga. -- Richard Phillips Sr., dressed in his gray Confederate uniform, complete with hat and musket, protected the wall around Fort McAllister, defending it from invading Union soldiers.

Conduct concerns Assembly
ATLANTA -- Next Tuesday's special election to fill the state Senate seat vacated by Diana Harvey Johnson is another chapter, not the end, in the General Assembly's struggle with ethical lapses.

Warrenville shooting claims life of teen
A 16-year-old Warrenville girl shot by her father in a weekend murder-suicide died Monday, ending a painful year marked by repeated involvement of police in the family's life.

Officers often violate state open records laws
Officers don't accept many excuses when writing a ticket, but they certainly have plenty of excuses themselves for breaking the law when it comes to providing public information.

Warrenville shooting claims life of teen

Cities are complying with the law

Evidence contested in exploitation case

Informant challenging separation

Man fulfills airplane dream

Cities are complying with the law
Georgia's cities, it seems, have seen the light. In a statewide survey, they made public records available 93 percent of the time. That score puts them well ahead of Georgia police departments, sheriff's offices and school boards in complying with the state's sunshine laws.

Many police agencies want written request for records
OK, here are the rules -- but be warned, they're sketchy.

Officers often violate state open records laws

Officers run afoul of the law

Empty Stocking Fund: Disabled pair want gifts for grandchildren
They are disabled. This grandmother and grandfather from Windsor, S.C., wrote to the Empty Stocking Fund asking for help.

Across the area: 9-year-old raped on way home

Health center board OKs resource agency
Part-time and ``unclassified'' employees at Community Mental Health Center would be employed through an Augusta human resources agency under a plan approved Monday night by the center's board.

Officer says adherence to law improving

Bucs take first with win over Lions

Falcons' season getting more gloomy each week

Denver kid learns his Craft with Jaguars

Panthers sneak past Pack

NFL quarterbacks can find life after rejection

Falcons lose big and ugly

Manning carving out own identity

Panthers' Kasay out for season

Mr. Jonas Mims III
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Jonas Mims III, 64, of Edward Drive, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Ollie Brooks
BROOKLET, Ga. -- Mrs. Ollie Buie Brooks, 86, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Thelma Sherrer
CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Thelma Tuggle Sherrer, 80, of Jennings Street, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Lucia Mauldin
UNION POINT, Ga. -- Mrs. Lucia Jackson Mauldin, 86, of Washington Highway, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at Greene Point Health Care.

Mr. Henry Fitch
Mr. Henry W. ``Hank'' Fitch, 65, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Joseph Merritt
PHILADELPHIA -- Mr. Joseph ``Sunny'' Merritt died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. S.W. Richardson
CORDOVA, S.C. -- Mr. S.W. ``Jack'' Richardson, 80, of Opie Road, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg.

Mr. Hubert Mathis
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Hubert Dorsey Mathis, 83, of Chandler Street, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Muriel Carpenter
BELVEDERE -- Mrs. Muriel Redd Carpenter, 76, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Sara Reynolds
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Sara Mae Reynolds, 70, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999.

Mr. Willie Daggett
Mr. Willie Daggett, 63, of Ellis Street, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Dr. Jane Rasmussen
Dr. Jane Spence Rasmussen, 71, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. A. Burnham Cooper Jr.
UNION POINT, Ga. -- Mr. A. Burnham Cooper Jr., 71, of Veazey Street, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Felicity Gordon
Mrs. Felicity Gordon, 73, of Evans, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Ella Doyle
Mrs. Ella J. Doyle, of Cedarwood Apartments, Richmond Hill Road, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Lawrence Bohling
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Mr. Lawrence Hermann Bohling, 92, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at Presbyterian Manor.

Mrs. Gladys Reid
Mrs. Gladys Reid, 73, of Hazel Street, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. James O'Dowd
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Mr. James M. O'Dowd, 18, of Smoke Rise Drive, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, in Bethesda, Md.

Mr. Gene Crawford
NEW ELLENTON -- Mr. Wiley E. ``Gene'' Crawford, 69, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Harvey Jackson Jr.
WASHINGTON, Ga. -- Mr. Henry Harvey Jackson Jr., 66, of Skull Shoals Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Saul Hill
Mr. Saul Thomas Hill, 49, of Sturnidae Court, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Duncan Ware
TIGNALL, Ga. -- Mr. William Duncan Ware, 95, of Danburg Road, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at Lake Crossing Nursing Home, Appling.

Mrs. Nadine Clark
Mrs. Nadine C. Clark, 86, of Martinez,, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. John McKinney Sr.
Mr. John Willie McKinney Sr., of Kinchley Court, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at Westlake Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Emma Eubanks
AIKEN -- Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Anderson Eubanks, of Augustus Road, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Howard Stein
AIKEN -- Mr. Howard Roy Stein, 83, of Perth Court, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Diane Gladney
WARD, S.C. -- Mrs. Diane Williams Gladney, 43, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at Lexington County Hospital.

Mrs. Rita Atkinson
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Rita Toole Atkinson, 88, of Pine Log Road, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Leona Martin
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Leona ``Lee'' Martin, 56, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at Memorial Medical Center, Savannah.

Mr. Harold Conner
CORDELE, Ga. -- Mr. Harold Monroe Conner, 74, of 21st Avenue, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at Crisp Regional Hospital.

Mrs. Amelia Seader
Mrs. Amelia F. Seader, 91, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at Forest Lake Nursing Home.

Mr. Henry Fitch
Mr. Henry W. ``Hank'' Fitch, 65, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mrs. Nadine Clark
Mrs. Nadine C. Clark, 86, of Martinez, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. James Smith
JACKSON -- Mr. James B. ``Tiny'' Smith, 68, of Tisdale Street, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Walter Allen
CRESTVIEW, Fla. -- Mr. Walter David Allen, 71, of Valley Road, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, in North Okaloosa Medical Center.

Ms. Grace Martin
Ms. Grace C. Martin, 81, of Eisenhower Drive, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at University Hospital.

Ms. Ann Jenkins
BLACKVILLE, S.C. -- Ms. Ann Marie Jenkins, 28, of Legion Road, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Rachael Bussey
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mrs. Rachael Mae Bussey, 91, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in Carlton, Ga.

Mrs. Felicity Gordon

Mr. Duncan Ware

Mrs. Gladys Reid

Mrs. Nadine Clark

Mr. Walter Allen

Mr. Willie Daggett

Mrs. Sara Reynolds

Mrs. Rachael Bussey

Mr. Joseph Merritt

Mr. James O'Dowd

Mrs. Amelia Seader

Dr. Jane Rasmussen

Ms. Grace Martin

Mrs. Muriel Carpenter

Mr. Henry Fitch

Mrs. Ella Doyle

Mr. Saul Hill

Mrs. Lucia Mauldin

Mr. Gene Crawford

Mr. John McKinney Sr.

Ms. Ann Jenkins

Mrs. Diane Gladney

Mrs. Ollie Brooks

Mr. Hubert Mathis

Mrs. Emma Eubanks

Mrs. Thelma Sherrer

Mr. Jonas Mims III

Mr. Lawrence Bohling

Mr. Howard Stein

Mr. James Smith

Mr. Harvey Jackson Jr.

Mr. S.W. Richardson

Kentucky model is wrong one for reforming Georgia's education system
``HISTORY, GRADE F. Geography, grade F. Math, grade D. Science, grade F. English, incomplete due to the very low score in the American Federation of Teachers report.''

Wants appraisal office investigated
My husband and I would appreciate a grand jury devoted to the performance of the Richmond County property appraisal office. I have no clue what these folks are doing with their time, but it is certainly not responding to the concerns of the taxpayer. Susan D. Dunlap, Augusta

Offers 'biblical' view of flag flap
In a time when honoring a symbol of the Confederacy has caused hatred, violence and confusion among the people of a nation united under God, with justice and freedom for all, is it reasonable that they know the Bible's position on the matter? Rev. Anthony Stephens, Waynesboro

Honoring Reagan
There are now 35 American landmarks and dedications honoring the 40th president of the United States -- the newest being Ronald Reagan Drive in Columbia County.

Protect teachers: Skewed priorities
If you want to know why Georgia is contending for last place among the nation's public school systems, then look no further than Richmond County. Two events last week signaled why many parents have their educational priorities out of whack.

30 years too harsh
Was the 30-year jail term meted out Friday to Vanessa Velez-Cruz by Richmond County Superior Court Judge Carl Brown fair?

Contrasts God's Son, modern child
This is the time to think of the child. It was with a purpose that God sent His Son to us as a child ... so that the Savior of the world is seen in the simplicity, the lovable helplessness and hopefulness of a child. It is the birth of the child which marks the progress of our years and of all Western Civilization. The coming millenium celebrates the birth of The Child. Ralph W. Buchanan Sr., MD, North Augusta

Enforce FOI laws
In a two-state survey running in The Chronicle and other newspapers this week to determine how well government agencies are complying with Georgia and South Carolina's freedom of information laws, the biggest disappointments are law-enforcement agencies.

Mexico's drug 'denial'
Even as FBI and Mexican anti-drug agents last week dug up hundreds of bodies buried in a mass grave on the ranch of a Mexican drug lord across the border from El Paso, there were rumblings of discontent among many Mexicans about U.S. meddling with their nation's sovereignty.

Honors service of all firefighters
I am writing after watching the memorial for the fallen firefighters in Worcester, Mass. This is a particularly sad moment for me and my family. Cheryl Lord, Augusta

Kentucky model is wrong one for reforming Georgia's education system
``HISTORY, GRADE F. Geography, grade F. Math, grade D. Science, grade F. English, incomplete due to the very low score in the American Federation of Teachers report.''

Urge Ga. to rethink admissions policy
The Georgia Board of Regents discriminates against home-schooled students. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Webster, Martinez

Calls UGA-Tech game memorable
Contrary to some of your readers' opinions, I do not consider the reactions of the University of Georgia fans to be that of ``crying and whining.'' Russell Smeak, Martinez

Finds S.C. flag dispute 'un-Christian'
Re the Confederate flag in Columbia:Ethel Gilpin, Augusta

Insists Murphey a safe, quality school
Being a teacher at Murphey Middle School for many years, it's imperative for me to assure the public that this educational institution is a safe and quality school. Edward Maner, Augusta

IOC to ban visits to bid cities

Overtime: Indiana repeats as NCAA soccer champs

Tuesday morning quarterback: Great athletes don't always make lists

Masters ticket allotments for businesses to be cut

Enberg reportedly jumping to CBS

Dyes leave legacy

Nicklaus, Watson win team title

Surgeon general urges troubled Americans to seek mental health care
WASHINGTON -- Millions of Americans are failing to get the treatment they need to combat mental illness, the surgeon general said Monday in an exhaustive report that blamed social stigmas and lack of money.

Inter-species frozen embryo transfer produces African wildcat
NEW ORLEANS -- A typical house cat gave birth to a rare African wildcat after scientists pulled off what they called the unprecedented feat of transferring a frozen embryo between species.

NASA clears Discovery for Thursday launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- After a weekend of repairs, NASA today cleared space shuttle Discovery for liftoff Thursday to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Scientist sees potential in 'bugs'
Pamela McKinsey, a senior scientist with Westinghouse Savannah River Co., tests microbe cultures recently to determine how they respond to chemicals at a laboratory at Savannah River Site. More types of microbes exist than scientists have imagined.

Scientists speculate on ancient Martian ocean
WASHINGTON -- Scientists studying polar areas of Mars have found features that might once have been an ancient coastline.

Brazilian judge bans violent video games nationwide
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- A judge has banned six violent video games throughout Brazil, saying they inspired real violence, the country's media reported Sunday.

Battle lines drawn over taxing e-commerce
SAN FRANCISCO -- Traditional retailers are joining forces with state and local government officials this week to try to prevent the Internet from evolving into a tax-free sales haven.

Your style
Nicole Gant, 16, a junior at Davidson Fine Arts High School.

Mood helps elevate 'Sleepy Hollow'
After many mysterious deaths in the gloomy town of Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane (Mr. Depp) is chosen as the chief investigator of the crimes. In Sleepy Hollow to study and defeat the infamous apparition known as the Headless Horseman (Christopher Walken), who makes up for his lost cranium by decapitating his victims, Ichabod is welcomed into the home of the Van Tassels.

Your style

Advice line

Sometimes it's the simple presents that mean the most
With only 11 more shopping days until Christmas, some teens may be at a loss for gifts for that special someone or Mom and Dad.

Mood helps elevate 'Sleepy Hollow'

Xtreme calendar

Xtreme calendar
Among the films scheduled to appear in video stores today are three of the latest to feature teen-agers: Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Dick and Drop Dead Gorgeous. The General's Daughter also is available.

Advice line
``I live with my father, and I see my mother sometimes. She wants me to live with her, and he wants me to live with him. They're pulling me back and forth, and I don't want to hurt either one's feelings. What should I do?''

Sometimes it's the simple presents that mean the most

Battle lines drawn over taxing e-commerce

Surgeon general urges troubled Americans to seek mental health care

Inter-species frozen embryo transfer produces African wildcat

Scientists speculate on ancient Martian ocean

Scientist sees potential in 'bugs'