Rose turns down $10,000 appearance fee

Rare Babe Ruth coverage uncovered

Cleveland shortstop starts relief fund for Venezuelans

Hampton, Bell traded to Mets

Aaron hammers Rocker for remarks

Rocker rocks the closing days of the century

Tune in to joys of the season

Business briefs
LOS ANGELES -- Harley-Davidson is on the brink of outpacing Honda in U.S. motorcycle sales and taking the lead in an industry Japanese manufacturers have dominated for four decades.

Langham's doors to close
THOMSON -- Jimmy Langham's homespun television commercials for his men's clothing store literally put Thomson on the map, or at least told where to find it -- Exit 59, Thomson.

Area unemployment declines
The Augusta area unemployment rate was 4.7 percent amid record low rates elsewhere in the state, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday.

Pinnacle Club considers move

Theaters get larger to deter rivals

Pinnacle Club considers move
The Pinnacle Club, a private dining organization, will not be moving from the First Union Building to what would have been the top floor of a new downtown hotel, club general manager Glenn Newlin said Thursday.

Langham's doors to close

Area unemployment declines

Theaters get larger to deter rivals
When Regal Cinemas announced it would open a new, 20-screen theater at the Augusta Exchange shopping center more than a year ago, Phil Zacharetti, the company's senior vice president of marketing and advertising, lauded the megaplex as the ``new wave of theater building.''

Wake Forest, Arizona State reach Hawaii the hard way

Gator Bowl-bound Jackets nearly lost top receiver

End of a career closes in for Auburn tackle

Huskers arrive for Fiesta Bowl

Florida State's Walker arrested

Vols prepare to face Huskers

Players lament not playing for title

University plane had no mechanical problems

Quarterbacks beat odds, now meet in Aloha Bowl

Blue-Gray wasn't in everyone's plans

Willingham setting a precedent

Cougars arrive in Motor City for date with Marshall

Holtz, Bowden remain hottest S.C. sports stories

Bulldogs enjoying time off

Year in Georgia Sports: Super Bowl, World Series and The Fumble

Tulsa routs Tennessee

Ellis enjoying view from top

Robinson quits the Lobos

Florida blows out NC-Wilmington

Citadel tops Florida A&M

Layne keys the Bulldogs'

Ty Jr. served as Dublin doctor
Charles Lombard Cobb had enough abuse from her famous baseball-playing husband, Ty Cobb, and first filed for divorce in 1930. She later held off, however, and gave the marriage another try.

Classics of Christmas hold true years later
This is the time of year for candles and carols and cards. Gifts given and received. Stockings hung and tinsel tossed. Poinsettias and holly and mistletoe. Glittering trees and glowing faces. Sumptuous meals at home and bountiful baskets for the needy. And somewhere, perhaps a few miles to our north, snow.

Classics of Christmas hold true years later
This is the time of year for candles and carols and cards. Gifts given and received. Stockings hung and tinsel tossed. Poinsettias and holly and mistletoe. Glittering trees and glowing faces. Sumptuous meals at home and bountiful baskets for the needy. And somewhere, perhaps a few miles to our north, snow.

The Christmas story

Shares the true meaning of Christmas

'Yes, Virginia ...'

Agrees with O'Quinn on University

Routing the 'Grinches'

Jabs 'lame' I-20 traffic enforcement

Slams accuracy of savings story

Worries letters fan religious `hatred'

Gives views on 'art' and 'whining'

Rips Animal Control, commissioner

'Fat tax' next?

Attacks European treatment of 'savages'

Defends Bravespitcher Rocker

Criticizes Ga. senator for 'dancing'

Bikers take their sport to the ice
Fast-paced motorbikes take to the ice. ... Whoa! Ice? Yep. It's all a part of the Speedway on Ice, which makes a pit stop Sunday at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center during the 24th annual World Cup ICE Speedway Championship series.

Rooting roses the easy way
With a hearty, "Stand back, lady, and let me get that for ya!" I decided on a whim to help a longtime gardening buddy dig up four shrub roses that had overgrown their space. It nearly killed me.

The joy of Christmas is found in anticipating what God can do
``Wipe that frown off your face! Dry those tears! Everybody smile! Don't you know it is Christmas?''

Preventive measures can help homeowners stay bug-free
Walter and Betty Sisson didn't want to wait until they had a bug problem to take care of their pest control. They hired a professional to visit their Martinez home every four months.

Philly soul fills the O'Jays
For more than 40 years, the O'Jays have been performing their take on the classic Philadelphia soul sound for audiences.

Season's screenings
Good little film buffs have some fine film fare at the multiplex for Christmas weekend. New movies include, clockwise, from right, Matt Damon in The Talented Mr. Ripley; Jim Carrey in Man on the Moon; Tim Allen in Galaxy Quest; and Jamie Foxx and Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday.

On God's canvas
The Book of Revelation ends with a promise from Christ: ``I am coming soon.'' Christians have looked for the fulfillment of this prophetic utterance since he ascended into heaven.

Ramblin' Rhodes: A lot of stars have shone on country
Everybody seems to be coming up with Top 20 lists looking back at the 20th century, so I sat down and thought about the most influential country artists of the 20th century.

Augusta history to dance across stage
Jaime Burcham is no stranger to the stage, having danced with the Augusta Ballet and acted with groups such as Storyland Theatre.

Audience should expect to get a Ginuwine thrill
It's apparent that Ginuwine wants to mystify. In the introduction to his first album, The Bachelor, 550 Music Artist Ginuwine establishes early on that there is more to him than a chiseled face, sexy lyrics and seductive licks.

Faith digest
Sister Mary Wise of Atlanta, who composed Tell Me Who Built the Ark in 1994, is coming to meet one of her biggest Augusta fans, Bertha Jones, 83.

Arrival of millennium is occasion for prayer
Christian believers from several denominations will fill the 250-year-old mother church of Augusta, St. Paul's Episcopal, at noon Friday to pray for blessings on the next millennium.

Now's not the time to prune hydrangea
Q: When should I prune my hydrangeas? Last year I did it in February, and I didn't have any blooms during the summer.

Stocking stuffer for readers: Chigoe hybrids schooling

Fishing tournament information

Metro Augusta All-Area team

Coach brings determination to win

Neu to speak at banquet

Commerce running back gets top honor

Class A all-star team

South Carolina all-area team

Class AAAA all-star team

Class AAA all-star team

Georgia All-Area Football team

Top of the line

Metro Augusta All-Area team

Class AA all-star team

Independent School All-Area team

Thomson coach earns top honor

Class AA all-star team

Class AAA all-star team

Inconsistent Lynx lose to Pee Dee

Damphousse earns promotion

Tune in to joys of the season
I won't tell you the meaning of Christmas, but I will share one of its secrets: It is a holiday that deserves to be enjoyed.

Tech stocks continue rally
NEW YORK -- The Nasdaq composite index topped 4000 for the first time and Dow Jones industrial also soared into record territory today as stocks moved sharply higher in a broad-based rally. At noon on Wall Street, the Nasdaq composite was up 64.08 at 4,001.13, having already set 12 closing highs this month. The technology-dominated index, which is now up more than 82 percent for the year, first soared above 3000 on Nov. 3.

Philly soul fills the O'Jays

On God's canvas

Augusta history to dance across stage

Season's screenings

The joy of Christmas is found in anticipating what God can do

Now's not the time to prune hydrangea

Ramblin' Rhodes: A lot of stars have shone on country

Faith digest

Bikers take their sport to the ice

Audience should expect to get a Ginuwine thrill

Preventive measures can help homeowners stay bug-free

Rooting roses the easy way

Arrival of millennium is occasion for prayer

911 calls on cellular phones increasing

Godfather of Soul brightens holiday
It's a cold morning two days before Christmas, and families began lining up outside the Imperial Theatre on Broad Street by 9 a.m.

Families prepare for Kwanzaa holiday

NAACP schedules rally against banner
AIKEN -- NAACP officials, along with religious and civic groups, will rally in January to rouse state and national interest in furling the Confederate battle flag.

Contributions help families in need
Many people were helped in the Augusta and outlining counties this year through generous contributions made to the 1999 Empty Stocking Fund.

Reason for the Season
Katie Fredo, 8, plays a shepherd in one of the Nativity scenes enacted during Riverview United Methodist Church's How Far to Bethlehem.

Officials commend students

Classics of Christmas hold true years later

Legacies show vibrancy
SALLEY -- The letter from the Library of Congress to Town Hall couldn't have come at a worse time -- two weeks before 50,000 people were set to descend on Salley for its late-November Chitlin' Strut.

Ty Jr. served as Dublin doctor

Across the area: Man charged after spouse is shot

Agencies connect on Web

Fire damage

Savannah to Chicago slot opens

Fire damage
Firefighters carry out the charred remains of a couch after extinguishing a fire in a mobile home in Beech Island. The Friday fire reportedly killed a family cat and destroyed a Christmas tree but left gifts intact. Officials suspect an erupted light bulb might have been the cause of the fire. The residents were not at home at the time of the blaze.

Family seeks answers in teen-ager's slaying

Mother of disabled girl asks for support

Young eyes bright with hope

911 calls on cellular phones increasing
Just think of it as the 1990s' version of taking justice into your own hands. Someone driving recklessly nearly runs your car off the road. What do you do?

Center of town hub for retail
THOMASVILLE, Ga. -- The 19th-century buildings along Broad Street are festooned with garland and Christmas wreaths as shoppers wander into stores and cars glide over the street's brick paving at a leisurely pace.

Across the area: Charity will offer Christmas dinner
The Salvation Army will serve Christmas dinner to anyone in need from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Salvation Army Social Services Center, 1384 Greene St.

Payments received after threat
By threatening to take away state professional licenses, three Georgia agencies have collected nearly 16 percent of $3.7 million owed in defaulted student loans.

Families prepare for Kwanzaa holiday
For Sala Adenika, the holiday season does not necessarily mean fir trees and shiny glass baubles.

Company must remove waste

Recovery slow for Lincolnton

Legacies show vibrancy

Examining Christmases past and future

Shoppers fill area avenues
A slow, torturous crawl marked the streets around Augusta's shopping malls Thursday as last-minute shoppers tried to finish their holiday preparations -- and today should only be worse.

Santa makes his rounds

Agencies connect on Web
ATLANTA -- The Internet Age is arriving at Georgia social-service agencies, with the launch this winter of a statewide network that ties welfare offices to job databases and technical schools.

NAACP schedules rally against banner

Family seeks answers in teen-ager's slaying
James Haynes Jr. told his 7-year-old sister, Lawrencia, he was going to get her something nice for Christmas.

Contributions help families in need

Savannah to Chicago slot opens
Savannah International Airport's toehold in the Chicago travel market is slowly turning into a foothold.

Tech stocks continue rally

Mother of disabled girl asks for support
It's Christmas Eve. And in most homes tonight, children will prepare a plate of warm cookies and a glass of milk for Santa in hopes of getting some last-minute goodies under the tree.

Shoppers fill area avenues

Examining Christmases past and future
A few thoughts about Christmases past and Christmases yet to come:

Winter wonderland

Officials commend students
All Columbia County school officials had was a first name and a theory that the caller was in middle school.

Across the area: Charity will offer Christmas dinner

Scoring position
Rodolfo Gonzales (center) controls a soccer ball against Jesus Garcia while Eugene Garcia serves as goalie at Riverview Park inNorth Augusta. The players made use of a couple of trash cans, transforming them into makeshift goal posts for the game Friday.

Young eyes bright with hope
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Edward Pace spent the last few months worrying about what this Christmas would be like for his three children.

Across the area: Man charged after spouse is shot
A 42-year-old Columbia County man was arrested Friday after his wife was shot in the neck.

Winter wonderland
For the residents of Flintrock Way in Martinez, Christmas just seems to be getting bigger and bigger every year.

Recovery slow for Lincolnton
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- The four months since the fire that destroyed Crider Inc.'s chicken processing plant and displaced 5 percent of Lincoln County's work force have not been easy for residents like Brenda Norman.

Company must remove waste
An Evans construction company has been given until March 1 to remove 327 flatbed truckloads of waste illegally hauled to an unauthorized disposal site in south Richmond County.

Center of town hub for retail

Classics of Christmas hold true years later

Reason for the Season

Smith ordered to stay away from ex-girlfriend

Fans bid goodbye to Celtics parquet floor

NBA roundup

Hawks cruise past Cavs

Freeman, Jordan investigated in parking-lot accident

Carruth's arrest shocks his college

Rice may not return to 49ers

Rams' cornerback finally gets recognitoin

Survey: Packers, Jaguars, Seahawks, Dolphins treat fans best

Cowboys lose to Saints

Jasper finally feels at home

Saints to start untested quarterback

Carruth defense could cost $1 million

Carruth's lawyers won't seek new venue

Baker is latest to try out for Chiefs' kickoffs

Mr. James Mooney
COLUMBIA -- Mr. James F. Mooney, 80, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at National Health Care Center.

Mrs. Mary Sturgis
Mrs. Mary Jopling Sturgis, 88, of Murphy Street, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Rosa Newsome
STAPLETON, Ga. -- Mrs. Rosa Newsome, 92, of Harvey Street, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Anne Sheppard
Mrs. Anne Sheppard, 63, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999.

Mr. Raymond Jones
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mr. Raymond Jones, 61, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Memorial Medical Center, Savannah.

Mr. Danny Lee
NORRISTOWN, Ga. -- Mr. Danny Allen Lee, 41, of Halls Bridge Road, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Oscar Johnson
THOMSON -- Mr. Oscar Grady Johnson, 93, of Pecan Court, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home.

Mr. William Cronic
CLINTON, S.C. -- Mr. William Gordon ``Bill'' Cronic, 81, of Presbyterian Home, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, at Laurens County Health Care System.

Mr. Thomas Stephens Jr.
CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Thomas Stephens Jr., 39, of Quaker Spring Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. James Parham
Mr. James Albert ``Jimmy'' Parham, 75, of Laney-Walker Boulevard, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Rosa Lyle
WADLEY, Ga. -- Mrs. Rosa Mae Wallace Lyle, 59, of Bedingfield Street, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Jimmie Barton Jr.
LANGLEY -- Mr. Jimmie W. Barton Jr., 38, of Piney Heights Road, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999.

Mr. Joseph Wynn
GREENSBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Joseph Wynn, 78, of Canaan Circle, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at Minnie G. Boswell Hospital.

Mrs. Hazel James
BATH -- Mrs. Hazel Ruth James, 65, of Bay Street, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Michael Dunbar Sr.
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Mr. Michael Dunbar Sr., 50, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999.

Mr. George Kelley
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mr. George Frank Kelley, 63, of Dawkins Street, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. William Elmore
BLACKVILLE, S.C. -- Mr. William ``Bill'' Elmore, of Davis Circle, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. John Sellers
GRESHAMVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. John Able Sellers, 81, of Farmington Road, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Ora Strickland
Mrs. Ora A. ``Ginny'' Strickland, 78, of Greene Street, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Olene Norton
AIKEN -- Mrs. Olene Cooper Norton, 87, of Asphalt Plant Drive, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Mabus Bowen
BATH -- Mrs. Mabus Nelson Bowen, 90, of Cathy Drive, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Doctor's Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Merrill Auel
AIKEN -- Mr. Merrill Arthur Auel, 84, of Wildwood Drive, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Margaret Motlow
AIKEN -- Mrs. Margaret Sumerau Motlow, 70, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Doctor's Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Ruth Lakatos
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Ruth Graybill Lakatos, 68, of Georgia Highway 56, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Burke County Hospital.

Ms. Carolyn Lott
NEW YORK -- Ms. Carolyn Elaine Lott, 41, of Brooklyn, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999.

Mrs. Sara Simons
NORWOOD, Ga. -- Mrs. Sara Y. Simons, 74, of East Cadley Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Mary Thomas
SPARTA, Ga. -- Mrs. Mary Willie Thomas, 51, of New Street, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Lynn Corley
Mrs. Lynn Marie Corley, 21, of Nina Drive, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999.

Dr. Jack Sherrer Sr.
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Dr. Jack D. Sherrer Sr., 71, of Mountside Drive, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Miss Linda Powell
Miss Linda Faye Powell, 47, of Ashmore Drive, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Thomas Cooper Sr.
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Mr. Thomas Edward Cooper Sr., 59, of Wilson Road, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at his residence.

Dr. Jack Sherrer Sr.

Mrs. Ruth Lakatos

Mrs. Margaret Motlow

Mr. Joseph Wynn

Mr. Michael Dunbar Sr.

Mr. Thomas Stephens Jr.

Mrs. Ora Strickland

Mrs. Mabus Bowen

Mrs. Sara Simons

Ms. Carolyn Lott

Mr. William Elmore

Mrs. Rosa Lyle

Mr. Raymond Jones

Mr. Danny Lee

Mrs. Anne Sheppard

Miss Linda Powell

Mr. John Sellers

Mrs. Hazel James

Mrs. Mary Sturgis

Mr. James Mooney

Mrs. Mary Thomas

Mr. Oscar Johnson

Mr. George Kelley

Mr. Merrill Auel

Mrs. Lynn Corley

Sisler: A Christmas card to my readers
ONE OF THE best things about the Christmas season is receiving Christmas cards. I have a card for you, the same one I'm sending ``personally'' to tens of thousands of other people. Nevertheless, it is just for you.

New Red China threat
Even as the Clinton administration continues to ``make nice'' with Communist China, the regime still plans to build a strategic nuclear submarine carrying missiles that could reach American cities, reports The Washington Times' Bill Gertz.

'Yes, Virginia ...'
Traditionally it had been the Augusta Herald's custom at this time of the year to reproduce an editorial that appeared in the old New York Sun in 1897, and which has been handed down as a journalistic classic. The author was Francis Pharcellus Church, but it was not until his death in 1906 that the Sun revealed that the editorial came from his pen.

Routing the 'Grinches'
We thank the countless contributors to our Empty Stocking Fund, as well as those many generous people and organizations that made available food, money, clothing and temporary shelter to the more than 30 Richmond County residents left homeless when River Creek Apartments burned down six days before Christmas.

Shares the true meaning of Christmas
Why is there Christmas? Because there is the Lord Jesus Christ. He really is the only reason for the season. Because He was, is and always will be, there is Christmas.Michael Hensley, Augusta

Worries letters fan religious `hatred'
Letter writer Richard Hogue, in his defense of the Rev. Timothy Fellows, referred to the Rev. Dan King as being intolerant. I suppose Rev. King is intolerant of people who slander other peoples' religion. I know I am.Hoyt Goodson, Waynesboro

Slams accuracy of savings story
The Chronicle wanted to do a story on saving for Christmas and the discipline behind saving. It's a perfect story for this time of the year and I volunteered as the perfect candidate. It's about a person who has never saved for the holidays or participated in her company's payroll deduction Christmas club. Her employer even contributes to this Christmas club and yet she still didn't participate and struggles to buy Christmas presents for her family. Karen McCombs, Augusta

Praises impact of local Ga. Games
I read with interest the Dec. 17 article discussing the ``economic impact'' of the Georgia Games Championships on our area. To apply the term ``economic impact'' to the Games suggests financial gratification as an objective of the event.Eugene H. Parker, Augusta

Sisler: A Christmas card to my readers
ONE OF THE best things about the Christmas season is receiving Christmas cards. I have a card for you, the same one I'm sending ``personally'' to tens of thousands of other people. Nevertheless, it is just for you.

Criticizes Ga. senator for 'dancing'
This letter is a follow-up to the Nov. 27 letter by William G. Hatcher, Sr. and Donna King's letter responding to Mr. Hatcher.Harold Mays, Grovetown

The Christmas story
It is traditional for The Chronicle to run this Bible passage every Christmas.

Gives views on 'art' and 'whining'
A bit of this and that: James V. Parker, North Augusta

Rips Animal Control, commissioner
I would like to express my appreciation for the reaction from the community concerning the problems with the Richmond County Animal Control. Unfortunately, the concerns of the citizens have jarred no reaction from city officials. The Board has expressed disapproval of Animal Control Director Jim Larmer's job performance and issued a unanimous vote of no confidence in him. However, some of our commissioners are not as concerned. Amy Sullivent, Augusta

Agrees with O'Quinn on University
I agree wholeheartedly with Dr. Mary O'Quinn concerning University Hospital (guest column, Dec. 20). We, as taxpayers, need to let our Augusta commissioners and Mayor Bob Young know enough is enough.L. Kitchens, Augusta

Attacks European treatment of 'savages'
In response to Carl W. Rafoth (letter, Dec. 21): Ernest Gough, Waynesboro

Lauds TV probes that net refunds
Al Wells' Nov. 19 letter on television news investigations came across as though he is the one who does not have his facts straight.Johnna Sengdara, Grovetown

Defends Bravespitcher Rocker
Before everyone joins the ``let's tar and feather John Rocker'' movement, we should remember a few things. The pitcher's attitudes and rantings are not indicative of the feelings or class of the Atlanta Braves organization. Eric Gearns, Thomson

Jabs 'lame' I-20 traffic enforcement
The purpose of this letter is to support the position taken by letter writer Dave Schreiber concerning safety problems on I-20.Robert H. Graves, Martinez

'Fat tax' next?
The government was so successful at demonizing Big Tobacco that it was bound to use the same technique against other industries, particularly since it raised hundreds of millions in extra revenues for state governments.

Overtime: Augusta man in Toughman world contest

Area college roundup: Columbus State considers football

Iranian soccer team to play United States, Mexico

Nicklaus: No green jacket for 35 years

Yarborough can't find a buyer

Dispute about power as much as money

Santa makes his rounds

Golden Bear proposes settlement

President tells athletes: 'I'll buy you anything'

Woman fights to keep $700,000 mistakenly wired to her account
NEW YORK -- A woman mistakenly received $700,000 that was meant for a United Nations environmental fund, quit her job and spent much of the money before the bank noticed the error and froze the account.

Researchers make film 10 times more sensitive to light
Scientists say they have found a way to produce photographic film that is 10 times more sensitive to light -- an advance that could make true-to-life pictures of candlelight dinners possible without a flash or muted colors.

Jellyfish gene brings monkeys step closer to humans
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Moving medicine a big step closer to the day when healthier humans can be engineered in the laboratory, scientists have successfully transferred glowing green jellyfish DNA to monkey embryos.

U.S., Mexican officials sign accord to inform each other about waste sites
SAN DIEGO -- A new agreement between the United States and Mexico requires each country to disclose where they plan to construct or expand hazardous and radioactive waste sites along the border.

Y2K problems could hobble manufacturers
TOKYO -- Leading manufacturers in Asia express confidence they are prepared for the Year 2000 computer problem. But when asked about their suppliers, they are far less certain.

Postal Service buys 500 electric delivery trucks
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service says it will take a major step for the environment in using hundreds of electric vehicles to deliver the mail in California and the Washington D.C. area.

Dangerous aquatic weeds spotted
An alien invader, the ``Godzilla'' of all pestiferous aquatic weeds, is threatening Georgia's waterways.

Genetically engineered drug shows promise for asthma patients
An experimental, genetically engineered asthma drug could offer sufferers an entirely new treatment without the dangerous side effects of steroids, the standard medication for many patients, researchers say.

Christmas Eve spacewalk to finish fixing Hubble
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Two astronauts ventured out on a Christmas Eve walk in space Friday to finish fixing the Hubble Space Telescope by installing a new radio transmitter and a digital recorder.

Researchers find that the colors we see depend on an objects shape
When you see holiday lights reflected on your living room wall, the colors you perceive may not be what's really there.

Judge to review no-bail ruling for accused scientist
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A federal judge on Monday will reconsider a ruling holding scientist Wen Ho Lee without bail until his trial -- likely more than a year away -- on charges that he stole nuclear secrets while working at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Judge to review no-bail ruling for accused scientist

Researchers find that the colors we see depend on an objects shape

Woman fights to keep $700,000 mistakenly wired to her account

Genetically engineered drug shows promise for asthma patients

Y2K problems could hobble manufacturers

Jellyfish gene brings monkeys step closer to humans

Dangerous aquatic weeds spotted

U.S., Mexican officials sign accord to inform each other about waste sites

Christmas Eve spacewalk to finish fixing Hubble

Postal Service buys 500 electric delivery trucks

Researchers make film 10 times more sensitive to light