Rocker faced discipline if he declined testing

There's no shame in stockpiling

On the move
Leslie M. Priessman has joined Baird & Company CPAs as an auditor.

On the move

Pocket change
Good news, job-seekers. Age is becoming less of a barrier in the job market for executives, according to a survey by Exec-U-Net, which supplies job information over the Internet.

TV laws send signal to satellite firms
After three years of trying to succeed in the satellite dish installation business, David Rearick may be giving up. About $8,000 in the red, with barely enough business to cover the cost of his Yellow Pages ad, the North Augusta technician says if things don't change, he will call it quits.

Pocket change

TV laws send signal to satellite firms

Vols' Lewis to enter the NFL draft

Duke defeats Maryland for 11th straight victory

UNC tops N.C. State

Yellow Jackets fall to Cavs

Charleston win in OT

Poor shooting plagues Clemson in loss

Florida passes by Mississippi

USC wins over Arkansas

Xavier edges Rhode Island

Georgia Southern loses to Appalachian St.

Kentucky routs Vanderbilt

Columbus takes two from Jags

Pacers are swept on road

Aiken Tech wins big

Auburn women defeat South Carolina

Auburn hammers Georgia

Arizona trips up No. 1 Stanford

Tide tops Bulldogs in OT

Georgia St. tops Jacksonville

UConn women defeat Vols

Divisive S.C. session looms

Offers another '20th Century Giant'

Names the 'best' of the century

Urges pictures of animals in shelter

Slams sentencing, zoning enforcement

Defends 'rights' of Braves pitcher

Suggests keeping dam, disabling lock

Cancel inmate pact

Criticizes cleric on censorship

Praises New Year's Eve celebration

Clinton: He's back!

Education: No. 1

Disagrees on origin of rectangular flag

Fortunes of Roanoke settlers still a mystery
For more than four centuries, the world has pondered the fate of a small band of English men, women and children who sailed to the New World to launch a colony but disappeared in the Virginia wilderness.

West Virginia capital stays true to heritage
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Born out of the Civil War that split families as decidedly as the state of Virginia was divided, West Virginia and its capital city were built on the fundamental motto that West Virginians are always free.

Old injury causes a gripping dilemma
Dear Carson: Because of an old hand injury that never healed properly, I regret it each time I offer my hand to someone who believes in the "firm" handshake.

Reinventing Ruidoso
RUIDOSO, N.M. -- Quarter horses remain the favorite sport of summer, and cowboys still outnumber tourists at the rustic Win, Place and Show bar downtown.

Privacy adds to homes' appeal
As a realty agent, Cathie Richards sees a lot of beautiful and expensive homes, but when she bought her house in Petersburg Station Ms. Richards decided that beauty doesn't necessarily require great expense.

Snapshots of a New Year
As part of its expanded year 2000 coverage, The Augusta Chronicle asked readers to share their New Year's Day activities through pictures.

Area anglers gear up for tourneys

Low lake level leaving courtesy docks inaccessible

Darnell a worthy selection

Woods, Els tied for the lead

Woods wins fifth straight

A good walk eliminated at Plantation Course

Gamecocks drop Jackets' Young

Josey girls' coach still going strong

North Augusta wins pair in region-play warmup

Josey, Westside split pair

Midway through season, Lynx fall short

Capitals blank Thrashers

Lynx win big again

Fan-favorite Ftorek could rejoin Lynx

Maple Leafs sign Clark

There's no shame in stockpiling
I guess it's somewhat comforting that the Y2K millennium bug has joined Halley's Comet and the Braves in the World Series as perhaps the most overhyped, under-whelming phenomena of our generation.

West Virginia capital stays true to heritage

Privacy adds to homes' appeal

Reinventing Ruidoso

Fortunes of Roanoke settlers still a mystery

Old injury causes a gripping dilemma

Barnes' agenda likely to draw heat

Georgians eye education reform

Motorist charged in death
The first murder charge of the year in Richmond County was filed Saturday against the man detained after a deputy found a woman's body in the trunk of the car he was driving.

New chairman calls for vote on sales tax
When Pat Farr first became chairman of the Columbia County Commission in 1995, he helped lead the push for a 1 cent local option sales tax.

Water issues on tap for area lawmakers

Police absolve teen-ager in death investigation
A 14-year-old Augusta boy is off the hook after being found riding in a car with a dead body, authorities said Sunday.

Official proposes ordinance
AIKEN -- An annual audit at the end of the fiscal year in June has found that Aiken County is in sound financial shape.

Co-workers save man's life
At first, Wesley Counsell thought it was a prank as he walked up to sales manager Greg Barrett at Noland Co.

Leaders to hail soldiers

Across the area: Truckload of beer crushes, kills man
ALBANY -- A truck driver died when the load of beer he was transporting fell on him while he was changing a tire, Dougherty County Assistant Fire Chief Woody Hart said.

Official proposes ordinance

Barnes' speech to kick off first week of session
ATLANTA -- Gov. Roy Barnes will be the featured performer this week as the General Assembly kicks off its 2000 session.

Water issues on tap for area lawmakers
Support for a water authority to take over the Augusta water and sewer systems is growing among lawmakers and will be a major local legislative issue this year, Richmond County lawmakers say.

Senator wants to set rules for teacher attire
AIKEN -- When Debbie Stephens opens her closet door to dress for work each morning, being comfortable is the only thought that comes to her mind.

Water issues on tap for area lawmakers
Support for a water authority to take over the Augusta water and sewer systems is growing among lawmakers and will be a major local legislative issue this year, Richmond County lawmakers say.

Coach helps youths through gymnastics
Bob Putz doesn't get a check for coaching anymore. But after nearly every gymnastics session in the gym at the Family Y, he gets paid.

New fire engineers let officers hit the street
AIKEN -- There's a new class of firefighters at the Aiken Department of Public Safety these days.

Poll: Character key in candidates

Across the area: Barnes wants age to drive to be 17
ATLANTA -- Gov. Roy Barnes said he supports raising Georgia's minimum driving age to 17.

Co-workers save man's life

Area Muslims mark end of monthlong fast

Coach helps youths through gymnastics

Panel mulls manager's fate

Senator wants to set rules for teacher attire

Rally draws many supporters

Police absolve teen-ager in death investigation

Across the area: Barnes wants age to drive to be 17

Poll: Character key in candidates
COLUMBIA -- South Carolina Democrats and Republicans agree on the importance of the moral character of their presidential candidates.

After Christmas cleanup
Seven-year-old Brandon Williams went with his father to The Home Depot on Saturday to recycle his Christmas tree.

Across the area: Truckload of beer crushes, kills man

Barnes' agenda likely to draw heat
ATLANTA -- Much of the focus during this year's General Assembly session will be on education reform, but a number of other issues will be vying for lawmakers' attention.

New chairman calls for vote on sales tax

Georgians eye education reform
ATLANTA -- As Fulton County resident Doug Smith ate his lunch over a newspaper, he said he has met only one person who didn't care about public education, a woman whose children are grown, like his. Most are passionate about education, as he is.

Barnes' speech to kick off first week of session

Legislators facing tough term
COLUMBIA -- They don't have video poker to kick around anymore, unless it somehow comes back like a cat with nine lives, but that doesn't mean South Carolina lawmakers don't have a hot year ahead of them.

Historic fire season predicted

Historic fire season predicted
AIKEN -- Fire officials are gearing up for a busy year. Last year fires in fields and forests were up, according to the South Carolina Forestry Commission, and 2000 is predicted to be even busier.

After Christmas cleanup

Area Muslims mark end of monthlong fast
Hundreds of area Muslims gathered at the Islamic Center of Augusta on Saturday to celebrate the end of the monthlong religious fast Ramadan.

Water issues on tap for area lawmakers

Rally draws many supporters
COLUMBIA -- One Confederate flag flew over South Carolina's Capitol on Saturday, as it has for 38 years. But there were hundreds below it on the Statehouse grounds where nearly 7,000 people massed to oppose a growing movement to take it down under pressure of an economic boycott by the NAACP, which says the flag represents slavery.

Leaders to hail soldiers
South Korean government officials will come to Augusta in two weeks to honor the area's war heroes who fought -- and some who gave their lives -- in the Korean War.

Panel mulls manager's fate
AIKEN -- Aiken City Council will meet in executive session today to discuss if H.A. ``Mac'' McClearen should be punished for his role in Robert S. ``Skipper'' Perry's election bid for the state House of Representatives.

T-Wolves top Pistons

Bulls get rare win

Abdur-Rahim scores 29 in Grizzlies win

Knicks edge Cavs

Hawks lose to Mavericks

Nets squeak by Miami

Walker injured, French added to Seahawks roster

Titans win on thrilling play

Marino one loss from retirement?

Lions can only blames selves

Titans consider last-second TD payback for Oilers' misfortunes

Rams, Buccaneers lead All-Pro selections

Miami's road jinx ends at Kingdome

Redskins humiliate Lions

George throws 3 TD passes in Vikings' win

Playoffs are Smith's inspiration

NFL previews

Mr. Rupert Miller Jr.
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Rupert M. Miller Jr., 78, of McIntyre Street, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Toombsboro Nursing Home.

Mr. George Porter
HARLEM -- Mr. George Robert ``Hoss'' Porter, 47, of Carlene Drive, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Jefferson County Hospital.

Mrs. Pearl Campbell
LANGLEY -- Mrs. Pearl Cochran Campbell, 79, of Cemetery Road, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Kenneth French, ex-SRS manager, dies
AIKEN -- Mr. Kenneth W. French, former plant manager at the Savannah River Site, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000. Mr. French, a resident of Summit Drive, was 85.

Mrs. Mildred Neely
Mrs. Mildred Roof Neely, 81, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Grace Duffie
Mrs. Grace E. Duffie, 83, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Windermere Nursing Home.

Mrs. Wynelle Davis
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Wynelle C. Davis, 88, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Washington Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Mr. George Porter
HARLEM -- Mr. George Robert ``Hoss'' Porter, 47, of Carlene Drive, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Jefferson County Hospital.

Mrs. Venera Green
BLYTHE -- Mrs. Venera J. Green, 68, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Elizabeth Booth
Mrs. Elizabeth T. Booth, 89, of Hickory Drive, Evans, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. George Porter
HARLEM -- Mr. George Robert ``Hoss'' Porter, 47, of Carlene Drive, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Jefferson County Hospital.

Mrs. Jerolene Albright
WRENS, Ga. -- Mrs. Jerolene Brown Albright, 77, of Brown's Lane, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Wynelle Davis
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Wynelle C. Davis, 88, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Washington Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Mr. Kenneth French
AIKEN -- Mr. Kenneth W. French, former plant manager at Savannah River Site, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000. Mr. French, a resident of Summit Drive, was 85.

Mr. Herman Miller
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Herman Franklin Miller, 76, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Oconee Regional Hospital, Milledgeville.

Mrs. Venera Green
BLYTHE -- Mrs. Venera J. Green, 68, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Patrick Joyner
OLAR, S.C. -- Mr. Patrick H. Joyner, 77, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in Aiken.

Mr. Patrick Joyner
OLAR, S.C. -- Mr. Patrick H. Joyner, 77, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in Aiken.

Mrs. Jeannette Bailie
Mrs. Jeannette W. Bailie died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Rufus Lane
DUBLIN, Ga. -- Mr. Rufus L. Lane, 77, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000.

Mrs. Elizabeth Booth
Mrs. Elizabeth T. Booth, 89, of Hickory Drive, Evans, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Rupert Miller Jr.
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Rupert M. Miller Jr., 78, of McIntyre Street, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Toombsboro Nursing Home.

Mrs. Jeannette Bailie
Mrs. Jeannette W. Bailie died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Mary Lane
DUBLIN, Ga. -- Mrs. Mary Keller Lane, 74, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Fairview Park Hospital.

Mr. Leon Oliver
AIKEN -- Mr. Leon ``Mush'' Oliver, 85, of East Boundary, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Rufus Lane
DUBLIN, Ga. -- Mr. Rufus L. Lane, 77, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000.

Mr. Tommy Moore
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Tommy ``Tom'' Moore, 56, of South Racetrack Street, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Mary Lane
DUBLIN, Ga. -- Mrs. Mary Keller Lane, 74, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Fairview Park Hospital.

Mrs. Pearl Campbell
LANGLEY -- Mrs. Pearl Cochran Campbell, 79, of Cemetery Road, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Evelyn Lewis
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Evelyn C. Lewis, 85, of Hudson Street, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Mildred Neely
Mrs. Mildred Roof Neely, 81, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Tommy Moore
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Tommy ``Tom'' Moore, 56, of South Racetrack Street, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Mildred Neely
Mrs. Mildred Roof Neely, 81, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at University Hospital.

Rev. Roy McTier Sr.
ATLANTA -- The Rev. Roy McTier Sr. died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Emory University Hospital at the age of 100.

Mr. Patrick Joyner
OLAR, S.C. -- Mr. Patrick H. Joyner, 77, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in Aiken.

Mrs. Wynelle Davis
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Wynelle C. Davis, 88, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Washington Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Mrs. Evelyn Lewis
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Evelyn C. Lewis, 85, of Hudson Street, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Tommy Moore
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Tommy ``Tom'' Moore, 56, of South Racetrack Street, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Grace Duffie
Mrs. Grace E. Duffie, 83, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Windermere Nursing Home.

Mr. Rufus Lane
DUBLIN, Ga. -- Mr. Rufus L. Lane, 77, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000.

Mr. Leon Oliver
AIKEN -- Mr. Leon ``Mush'' Oliver, 85, of East Boundary S.E., died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Mary Lane
DUBLIN, Ga. -- Mrs. Mary Keller Lane, 74, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Fairview Park Hospital.

Mrs. Elizabeth Booth
Mrs. Elizabeth T. Booth, 89, of Hickory Drive, Evans, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Rupert Miller Jr.
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Rupert M. Miller Jr., 78, of McIntyre Street, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Toombsboro Nursing Home.

Mrs. Jerolene Albright
WRENS, Ga. -- Mrs. Jerolene Brown Albright, 77, of Brown's Lane, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Patrick Joyner

Mrs. Jerolene Albright

Mrs. Wynelle Davis

Mr. George Porter

Mrs. Mary Lane

Mrs. Grace Duffie

Mrs. Mary Lane

Mr. Tommy Moore

Mr. Rufus Lane

Mr. Rupert Miller Jr.

Mrs. Wynelle Davis

Mr. Herman Miller

Mrs. Evelyn Lewis

Mr. Rufus Lane

Mr. Tommy Moore

Mrs. Wynelle Davis

Mrs. Pearl Campbell

Mrs. Evelyn Lewis

Mrs. Elizabeth Booth

Mrs. Mildred Neely

Mrs. Elizabeth Booth

Mrs. Venera Green

Mrs. Grace Duffie

Mrs. Jeannette Bailie

Mrs. Pearl Campbell

Mr. Leon Oliver

Mr. Kenneth French, ex-SRS manager, dies

Mrs. Elizabeth Booth

Mr. Rupert Miller Jr.

Mr. Rufus Lane

Mr. Leon Oliver

Mrs. Mary Lane

Mr. George Porter

Mrs. Venera Green

Kent: Potpourri of local issues; how Willie won
THE GEORGIA General Assembly starts tomorrow, and three major Augusta-Richmond County issues loom:

Offers another '20th Century Giant'
I enjoyed reading about the (Jan. 1) ``20th Century Giants'' (a sampling) from the Central Sa-vannah River Area who influenced our region. The accomplishments and influence of some pale compared to the legacy of Edward Gillespie. Randolph R. Smith, M.D., Augusta

Wants America to turn back to God
There is a major problem in our society today. Most of it is the result of the examples from top ranking officials and leaders. Those are the ones who are out there in the light and in the news all the time -- the ones that people see the most. They are the ones who have little to no self-respect, no morals, no backbone, no principles, no concern for families, fairness or justice. Their only concerns are for themselves, and how much money they can get their hands on any way they can. Glen Reynolds, Grovetown

Criticizes cleric on censorship
It baffles me how someone such as the Rev. Dan King (letter, Dec. 9) can be considered an advocate of free speech when he calls for censorship of clear biblical teachings, which he considers a hate crime. Anna Fellows, Augusta

Praises New Year's Eve celebration
We want to express our gratitude for a New Year celebration that surpassed our expectations. The celebration in Augusta on New Year's Eve was excellent. The continuous entertainment was great and you could not have asked for better weather. Debbie Wilkins, Grovetown

Greenspan redux
The equity markets have gotten off to a rough start in the new year. But they would be a lot rougher if Alan Greenspan had not been renominated for a fourth term as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.

Urges pictures of animals in shelter
I recently had the opportunity to visit Columbia County Animal Control near the county jail. I went looking for Sam, my black and white cat. I was very apprehensive on walking in and seeing the dogs and cats, most of which will be future corpses due to their owners not going out there to claim them. B. Butler, Martinez

Suggests keeping dam, disabling lock
I have followed the discussion concerning the lock and dam on the Savannah River downstream from the Riverwalk. It appears to me that all of the entities and officials have ignored the most obvious solution to the problem. Gerald M. Foreman, U. S. Army (Ret), Augusta

Slams SRS health costs for Carolinians
A Westinghouse Savannah River Co. press release a few weeks ago claimed that the current rift between approximately 28 Aiken Health Providers and Blue Cross and Blue Shield did not involve the Savannah River Site Management Team. This news release failed to recognize the addi-tional thousands of dollars it will cost SRS employees living in South Carolina annually if they continue to use their chosen Aiken Health Care Providers that recently withdrew from the ``network.'' Dave Cowfer, Aiken

Disagrees on origin of rectangular flag
In response to Joseph Meyer's Dec. 17 letter: Mr. Meyers is correct that the Confederate battle flag was perfectly square. He also said the rectangular flag atop the South Carolina capitol evolved through white supremacists in the 1960s during a period of extreme racism. On this point he is wrong. James Isdell, Augusta

Divisive S.C. session looms
For the first time in years, video poker will not dominate South Carolina's legislative agenda when lawmakers convene in Columbia Tuesday. The state Supreme Court saw to that last year.

Remembers model for Charlie Brown
All my life I have read the Peanuts comic strip. It's a wonderful story about a kid who constantly fails, but is still loved by everyone. He never does anything right, his kite never flies, he is never able to kick a football, and his own dog doesn't even behave for him. What is it about this seemingly depressing story that gives the character his appeal? Why is he so loved? What about him makes him so special? Lee Catherine Booker, Augusta

Education: No. 1
Georgia's Legislature convenes tomorrow with education reform the No. 1 concern. A corollary question: How much power in this area should transfer to a governor, and away from the elected school superintendent and legislators? More about that when the governor and his Reform Commission unveil specifics next week.

Kent: Potpourri of local issues; how Willie won
THE GEORGIA General Assembly starts tomorrow, and three major Augusta-Richmond County issues loom:

Gore's dumb 'litmus test'
An article of faith in liberal orthodoxy holds that presidents aren't supposed to apply political ``litmus tests'' to people they nominate to high office -- even if it's a Supreme Court justice whose views on abortion could change the direction of the entire Court.

Defends 'rights' of Braves pitcher
While I think pitcher John Rocker used bad judgment in his comments, I wonder why there seems to be a double standard? Keith Smith, Warrenville

Cancel inmate pact
Warden Robert Leverett of the Richmond County Correctional Institution is making it real easy for the Augusta-Richmond County Board of Education. Leverett says he wants to cancel the 32-year-old contract that lets inmates do maintenance and grounds work on public school property.

Slams sentencing, zoning enforcement
Lately I have been reading lots about our courts and how they sentence people; also about the zoning enforcement. Cecil Long, Hephzibah

Clinton: He's back!
As the presidential primary season opens, President Clinton is reminding the nation that he's still boss. But he's the same old boss with the same old bromides. It remains to be seen how much, if any, his lame duck status hurts.

Claims justice is 'color' blind
Is justice blind or am I? It is evident in the latest turn of events: D. Smith, Wrens

Names the 'best' of the century
With all of the ``millennium'' and ``century'' stuff -- who's the best, who's the greatest, who did the most? I believe we have forgotten who we owe what we have to. Bill Bushall, Aiken

Hall earns nationals trip this year

Park City's Pack wins in front of enthusiastic fans

Slap by his trainer helps boxer triumph

Nash, Canadian women win

Local athletes focus on Olympics

Jacobs, Carroll earn $10,000 for wins

Vasco topples Manchester United

Overtime: Grant may join Lewis in NFL draft

Overtime: '900' bowlers to compete in college series

Ultra-Orthodox rabbis ban Internet use
JERUSALEM -- Leading ultra-Orthodox Jewish rabbis have banned their followers from using the Internet out of concern that Web links may lead them into the profane.

Surgeons near heart replacement
HERSHEY, Pa. -- Building an artificial heart seemed so easy in the 1960s: design a pump, implant the contraption in a patient's chest and hook it up to the arteries.

Web-only broadcaster spans globe
NEW ORLEANS -- Drunks and tourists making their way down Bourbon Street stumble past something new -- a disc jockey peering back from a soundproof glass booth in a curbside broadcasting studio.

Automakers, Internet companies announce partnerships
DETROIT -- The world's two largest automakers announced new alliances with Internet companies Sunday, the latest in a string of deals between the online world and major corporations.

Microsoft, Barnes & Noble to provide e-books
SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp. and Barnes & Noble Inc. plan to develop and market electronic books using Microsoft's new ``ClearType'' technology.

Tough decisions in South Africa's AIDS epidemic
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa -- Doctors scribble notes into patients' folders while a young man lies nearby on a gurney, dying from AIDS-related tuberculosis.

Report: Shirts don't contain dangerous amounts of chemical
BERLIN -- Nike soccer jerseys pulled from store shelves across Germany after a television report do not contain a dangerous amount of a toxic antibacterial chemical, according to a report Saturday.

Dam sparks environmental concerns
HIGHLAND, Calif. -- A massive new flood-control dam built to safeguard 3 million people but criticized by environmentalists was dedicated Friday in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains.

Foes question role of plants
They are the last of their kind. Each one longer than two football fields and more than five stories tall, Savannah River Site's two reprocessing plants once refined plutonium and uranium for use in the atomic bombs of the Cold War.

Tough decisions in South Africa's AIDS epidemic

Web-only broadcaster spans globe

Microsoft, Barnes & Noble to provide e-books

Surgeons near heart replacement

Automakers, Internet companies announce partnerships

Foes question role of plants

Ultra-Orthodox rabbis ban Internet use