List ranks century's villains

Survey measures CEOs' optimism

Regency Mall plan unveiled
Windward Properties consultant Rick Wood offered a $30 million plan Thursday to revitalize Regency Mall -- the troubled shopping center that was once Georgia's largest.

Business briefs: Internet stocks fall amid mixed markets
NEW YORK -- Blue-chip industrial stocks once again stole the spotlight from flashier technology shares Wednesday, pushing higher as investors shied away from the slumping Internet sector.

Business briefs: Internet stocks fall amid mixed markets

Alltel's service planned
Alltel plans to offer local telephone service in Augusta and 16 other cities before the end of the year, the company announced this week.

Business briefs: Rising stock brings calm to investors
NEW YORK -- Stocks rose Thursday after a report of relatively modest inflation boosted the bond market and calmed jittery stock investors. Financial shares led the Dow Jones industrials to a new closing record.

Utilities implement new billing
A two-week bill or no bill altogether from your power company or long-distance telephone carrier should not be cause for alarm, local utility companies say.

Utilities implement new billing

Survey measures CEOs' optimism
ATLANTA -- Executives in north Georgia are slightly more optimistic about their businesses' economic prospects than are top managers in middle and south Georgia, a survey showed Wednesday.

Regency Mall plan unveiled

Alltel's service planned

Business briefs: Rising stock brings calm to investors

Ex-Thomson star has found a home at Long Beach St.

Georgia turnovers give Arkansas a win

Clemson surprises Wolfpack

Area notes: Young Lions show their maturity in win

Jackets fade in second half against No. 6 Duke

SEC notes: Harrick takes shot at Dogs' backcourt

Lady 'Dogs hold on to beat Florida

Gamecocks give scare to Syracuse

ACC notes: Tigers' offense coming to life

Tuskegee coach records 500th win

Wolfpack holds off Virginia

Gamecocks may be surprise of SEC

Freshman helps No. 10 Florida drop LSU

Augusta State sweeps UNC-Pembroke

Jags need some time to tinker

Objects to use of 'teen' in headlines

Blast bad publicity for pitcher Rocker

Advocates removal of Confederate flag

Supports rights of Cuban dad

Urges approval of 'morning after pill'

On the rocks

Criticizes photo of 'private moment'

Blasts 'slime balls' editorial cartoon

Columbia Co. CEO?

Laments failure of Y2K disaster

Appreciates inclusion as CSRA Giant

DFACS crackdown

Singer-actress exudes spiritual qualities
If you want to get ahead, get a headwrap. The advice has served singer-turned-actress Erykah Badu well. As a diva she's been part of the Lauryn Hill-Macy Gray generation, busy reshaping American soul music over the past few years.

'Country Cares' for children -- once again
More than a dozen country-music stars supplied acoustic versions of their recent hits for the Country Cares for Kids II collection released Tuesday to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Koreans to show gratitude to U.S. with artful event
Traditional dance and martial and visual arts of Korea highlight Korea Comes to You, a cultural exchange Tuesday at Bell Auditorium in honor of Americans who fought on the Asian peninsula 50 years ago.

Power bracelets
Stacking up on arms across the nation, power beads may be the new decade's mood rings -- with a spiritual twist.

They're not heavy, they're a Christian metal band
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The group few.left.standing. looks and sounds like other hard coremetal bands. Chris Stafford's arms are covered with tattoos, Jon Keegin wears a septum ring, and there are the double kick drums and the speed metal riffs.

In the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Invoking the spirit and message of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., the Augusta Mini Theatre and the NAACP are offering events Saturday to both entertain and educate.

Young guitarist masters many styles
Over the course of his musical career, guitarist Derek Trucks has played with a pantheon of music

Augusta State again doing the write thing
For a decade now, Augusta State University has sponsored the Winter Gathering of Writers. The event, which brings scribes together to discuss their craft with working regional writers, will feature Phyllis Alesia Perry, the winner of the 1999 Georgia Author of the Year Award.

Returning home
For some Moscowmusicians, traveling to the United States means culture shock.

Creative design with traditional material
LOS ANGELES -- No one questions tile's place in the bathroom or the kit

Traveling theater troupe makes a stop in Augusta
Before television brought entertainment to the masses, and before every town and hamlet had a multiplex theater offering the latest fruits of Hollywood's labors, theater troupes crisscrossed the country, giving audiences entertainment and maybe an infusion of culture.

Ladybugs come in for heat
Q: I have had all these ladybugs invade my house this winter! Why are they coming inside, and what can I do about it?

Level of Warnings Varies From Label to Label
A scan of labels on several supplements carried by a Los Angeles medical center pharmacy found a wide variation in the level of warnings about potential interactions, showing the limited information available to consumers.

Frost forecasts don't depend on the official air temperature
Unseasonably warm weather? Nah! The past several years, I've been so confused by the weather, nobody, not even the Weather Channel guy my wife calls "the Weather Stud," can convince me it'll ever be normal again.

Journal documents great escapes during war
An American infantry captain and an Army Air Corps lieutenant temporarily assigned to service with ground troops find themselves trapped by the Japanese in the Philippine Islands during the early going of World War II.

Black orchestra brings enlightenment
Atlanta's African-American Philharmonic Orchestra is not in the entertainment business.

Fishing tournament information

Mild weather scatters fish; hybrids school in Dordon

Mild weather scatters fish; hybrids school in Dordon

Woods, Duval skipping Sony Open

Barrow named director of First Tee

Azinger takes first-round lead

High school scores

S. Aiken's Callahan finally gets shot at stardom

Thrashers defenseman undergoes neck surgery

Lynx ledger

Soling learns to take his shots

Ftorek anticipates turnaround

List ranks century's villains
There have been a lot of polls reported during the past few months offering us the best of this and the best of that for the 20th century.

Proposed tax credit for electronic filing
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton will ask Congress this year to create a tax credit of up to $10 for people who file federal income taxes electronically. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers said today that Clinton will include in his fiscal 2001 budget request to Congress next month a $10 refundable tax credit for taxpayers filing online and a $5 credit for people who file over the telephone using the IRS' Telefile. Full story The Augusta Chronicle

Twice as many Americans by 2100
WASHINGTON -- A century from now there will be twice as many Americans as today, the Census Bureau predicts. While no one knows what daily life will be like in 100 years, the new population projections being issued Thursday conjure images of twice as many cars jostling for position on the highways and twice as many shoppers crowding the aisles at Wal-Mart. From an estimated 275 million people today, the bureau projects a U.S. population of 571 million in the year 2100. That might not seem terribly crowded, however, because the nation is so sprawling. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Barnes outlines education proposals
ATLANTA -- Declaring ``it's time to stop making excuses,'' Gov. Roy Barnes proposed a series of education reforms today that included limited public school choice for some students, a round of new student tests, the creation of local school councils to help run schools and abolition of teacher tenure. ``I have a message for those who say that the education system we have, the bureaucracy we have and the progress we have made are good enough: You are wrong. Dead wrong,'' he said in a speech prepared for a joint session of the Legislature. ``And I simply can't allow it any more.'' Under the governor's school choice proposal, students would be allowed to ask for a transfer to another school if: Full story The Augusta Chronicle

Georgia one of most smoggy states
WASHINGTON -- California and Texas were among the states with the worst smog problem last year, an environmental group said today after assembling preliminary air quality data from the states. Georgia was ranked as the sixth-worst among 50 states. Full story The Augusta Chronicle

Wall Street Update
NEW YORK -- Stocks were modestly higher today as technology shares recovered from a two-day slump and the broader market gained strength from a report of relatively modest inflation. In midday trading on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 12.33 at 11,563.43. Broader stock indicators were also slightly higher. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 4.24 at 1,436.49, and the Nasdaq composite index was up 19.61 at 3,869.63. Full story The Augusta Chronicle

Census seeks local government support
WASHINGTON -- The Census Bureau is trying to drum up support among local government officials in hopes of improving public participation in the national head count. It costs the agency millions of dollars to track down and interview people who fail to mail back their census forms, so it wants state and local politicians to help remind people to fill out the questionnaires. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Wall Street update
NEW YORK -- Stocks were mixed today as investors again moved money away from pricey technology shares and toward blue-chip industrials that perform well when the economy is growing. In afternoon trading on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 65.15 at 11,576.23, narrowly higher than its closing record of 11,572.20 set on Monday. Broader stock indicators were slightly lower. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 1.79 at 1,436.77, and the Nasdaq composite index was off 19.54 at 3,901.65. In earlier trading, the Nasdaq was down as much as 86 points. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Level of Warnings Varies From Label to Label

Ladybugs come in for heat

Returning home

Young guitarist masters many styles

Traveling theater troupe makes a stop in Augusta

Augusta State again doing the write thing

Creative design with traditional material

Koreans to show gratitude to U.S. with artful event

In the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Singer-actress exudes spiritual qualities

'Country Cares' for children -- once again

Power bracelets

They're not heavy, they're a Christian metal band

Journal documents great escapes during war

Black orchestra brings enlightenment

Frost forecasts don't depend on the official air temperature

Gas re-regulation discouraged

Plane crashes in Richmond Co.
An Evans man was killed Thursday when the single-engine experimental aircraft he was piloting crashed less than a mile from the south Richmond County airfield where he took off.

Children's death files reviewed

Leslie convicted of murder
It took nearly five hours Wednesday for a jury to decide the only reasonable explanation for Lori Joe Hastings' terrifying death was that Sajid Leslie murdered her.

Canal foliage marred

Dry-cleaning solvent found in well
One of six municipal drinking water wells found to contain traces of a toxic dry-cleaning solvent has been shut down as a precaution, according to Augusta officials and state regulators.

Dry-cleaning solvent found in well

Kneece loses extradition fight
Etheridge Kneece will have his day in court for his alleged role in the slayings of his wife and her ex-husband, but it will not be in South Carolina.

Columbia braces for flag opponent rally

Soldier faces trial in Iowa woman's death
A Fort Gordon soldier will be extradited to Britt, Iowa, this week to face charges in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old.

Air show planning begins
The Augusta Aviation Commission voted Thursday to host a full air show the weekend the Blue Angels perform at Augusta Regional Airport during Skyfest 2000 -- only 70 days away.

Plumbing codes to be enforced
Trouble could be brewing in miles of pipe linking thousands of Columbia County homes to the county's sewer system.

File probe yields no evidence

Baby alarm

Aiken County has substitute shortage

School officials look to push back school start times

Exhumation of child's body ordered by judge
CARNESVILLE, Ga. -- A Superior Court judge has ordered the exhumation of an infant's body so state medical examiners can perform an autopsy on the child, whose mother is charged with murder in Franklin County for allegedly killing the infant by using illegal drugs during pregnancy.

Rocker still doesn't get it

Education plan shakes up schools

Across the area: Morning wreck leaves man dead

Canal foliage marred
Two Augusta-Richmond County Public Works Department employees were suspended without pay after a brief but destructive foray last week along the towpath of the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area.

Doctor found liable in malpractice case

Female officer breaks barriers
Looking through a women's memorial calendar this week, U.S. Army Col. Velma Richardson was inspired by the images on the January 2001 page: four female 3-star generals.

Foul play

Wall Street Update

Female officer breaks barriers

City bills Cellular One for tax

Barnes outlines education proposals

Wall Street update

Cannon recovered from river
SAVANNAH -- It's hard to tell that the oyster-encrusted object pulled Tuesday from the muddy banks of the Wilmington River could have changed the course of history.

Census encourages participation

Children's death files reviewed
ATHENS, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is reviewing case files of seven children who died while in contact with the Clarke County Department of Family and Children Services. It's part of a statewide investigation focusing on 13 children's deaths in six counties, officials said.

Across the area: Police seek man in bank robbery

Gas re-regulation discouraged
ATLANTA -- Despite consumer complaints, Georgia's natural-gas industry shouldn't be re-regulated, Public Service Commissioner Lauren ``Bubba'' McDonald told lawmakers Wednesday.

Air show planning begins

Census seeks local government support

File probe yields no evidence
ATHENS, Ga. -- Two Clarke County child abuse files under scrutiny in a statewide criminal investigation already have been reviewed by one state agency, and no evidence of a crime was revealed, according to county Department of Family and Children Services officials.

Census encourages participation
WARRENVILLE -- Nearly 2 percent of Aiken County's residents were not counted in the 1990 U.S. census.

Leslie convicted of murder

Events set in honor of King
Residents, businesses and organizations in the Augusta area vary on ways to commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday this year.

City bills Cellular One for tax
The city has billed Cellular One's operator $394,956 for emergency 911 taxes the company should have collected from its customers on behalf of Augusta government.

He ain't heavy
Allen Bailey, 5, holds onto his younger brother, Aaron, while their mother, Beth Bailey, helps them ride the wobble horse Wednesday afternoon at a park at North Augusta Community Center.

Aiken County has substitute shortage
AIKEN -- By now, the number has been repeated so often it's become a mantra: more than 2 million teachers.

Baby alarm
Artist Richard Worth paints animal scenes in the maternity ward at Doctors Hospital. The button on the panda's nose will be pushed every time a baby is born, and music will play throughout the hospital to signal that a new life has begun.

School officials look to push back school start times
Next year, Columbia County pupils might get more time before they have to be at school.

Kneece loses extradition fight

Across the area: Morning wreck leaves man dead
A 35-year-old Barnwell County, S.C., man was charged with felony driving under the influence Thursday after the vehicle he was driving overturned and killed a man.

Events set in honor of King

Foul play
Artist Richard Worth paints animal scenes in the maternity ward at Doctors Hospital. The button on the panda's nose will be pushed every time a baby is born, and music will play throughout the hospital to signal that a new life has begun.

Plumbing codes to be enforced

Education plan shakes up schools
ATLANTA -- Gov. Roy Barnes conceded Thursday that his education-reform plan will draw fire, but he asked the General Assembly to enact it anyway, putting an end to several benefits teachers have long considered important.

He ain't heavy

Columbia braces for flag opponent rally
COLUMBIA -- With a rolling rebel yell from nearly 7,000 Confederate flag supporters barely faded, authorities are bracing for Monday and a possibly even bigger crowd that wants the flag removed from South Carolina's Capitol dome.

Soldier faces trial in Iowa woman's death

Georgia one of most smoggy states

Across the area: Police seek man in bank robbery
North Augusta police and federal agents are looking for a Hephzibah man in connection with a robbery at Regions Bank on Tuesday.

Plane crashes in Richmond Co.

Cannon recovered from river

Jags need some time to tinker

Doctor found liable in malpractice case
An elderly woman who required two life-saving operations after her esophagus was nearly severed during outpatient surgery won a $480,000 judgment Thursday against an anesthesiologist.

No fool's gold, these Nuggets are for real

Hornets guard killed in car crash

Hornets-Knicks game postponed as teammates grieve for Phills

Carter, Raptors roll past Magic

Marbury, Nets stop Clipper comeback to win

Jordan could join Wizards front office

Garnett scores 19 in T'wolves win

Gilliam's fourth quarter spurt lifts Jazz

Two of NFL's brightest young stars are in quarterfinals

Prosecutors petition for death penalty against Carruth

Colts' sack leader almost was a Titan

Bucs are well rested

Is this Marino's last stand?

Playoff game reunites college foes

Rams, Vikings set to fill the end zone

Tackle shakes his rap

Parcells, prospective new owner meet

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Mr. James Dorn
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. James Earl Dorn, 85, of Lakeview Road, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Elizabeth Loudermilk
Mrs. Elizabeth Ingle ``Libby'' Loudermilk, 81, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Willie Cain
GRANITEVILLE -- Mr. Willie W. ``Buster'' Cain, 61, of Taylor Pond Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Walter Moody
BATH -- Mr. Walter Richard Moody, 75, of Hampton Drive, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. James Fanning
Aiken -- Mr. James Earl Fanning, 63, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Pepperhill Nursing Center.

Mr. Claude Tyrrell
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Claude M. Tyrrell, 86, of Sikes Avenue, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. James Lewis Sr.
LITHONIA, Ga. -- Mr. James Graham Lewis Sr., 87, of Lake Capri Drive, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Mews Retirement Center.

Mr. Jerry Booker
Mr. Jerry D. Booker, 76, of Augusta, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at the Georgia War Veterans Home.

Mr. Gregory Thompkins
Mr. Gregory Thompkins, 37, of Hollis Road, Augusta, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Blair House Nursing Home.

Mr. John Johnson Jr.
Mr. John Johnson Jr., of Cairo Drive, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Alden Tate
CENTRALIA, Ill. -- Mr. Alden R. ``Audie'' Tate, 71, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at the residence.

Mr. Robert Fields
BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, S.C. -- Mr. Robert H. Fields, 81, of Route 3, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Judge Billy Deal
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Judge Billy Joe Deal, 66, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Ruth Harp
Mrs. Ruth HarpROME, Ga. -- Mrs. Ruth Shroyer Harp died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000.

Mr. Johnny Cooper
THOMSON -- Mr. Johnny R. Cooper, 28, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Warrenton Health and Rehabilitation.

Ryan Dunn
Ryan Joseph Dunn, infant son of Randolph J. Dunn Sr. and Gertrude Dunn, Evans, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Werner Jeep
Mr. Werner C. Jeep, 72, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Dukes
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- Mrs. Mary Lee Kelly Dukes, 51, of Pecan Street, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2000, at John E. Harter Nursing Center.

Mr. Douglas Anderson
Mr. Douglas Ray Anderson, 20, of Martinez, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000.

Mrs. Jamie Lee
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Jamie Aldred Lee, 81, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Memorial Health University Hospital, Savannah.

Mr. Jeffery Coles
SAN FRANCISCO -- Mr. Jeffery Cecil Coles, 32, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Mr. Herman Hendrix
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Herman Hendrix, 54, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Savannah.

Mr. Albert Smith
DEEPSTEP, Ga. -- Mr. Albert Leroy Smith, 79, of Tucker Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Mrs. Jeanette Bilton
MARION, N.C. -- Mrs. Jeanette Wellmaker Bilton, 65, of Mountain View Care Center, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Ruth Browmer
HAMPTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Ruth Mary Browmer, 81, of Ellis Street, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Medical University Hospital, Charleston.

Mrs. Grace Tate
CENTRALIA, Ill. -- Mrs. Grace M. Tate, 67, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital.

Mrs. Minnie Williams
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Minnie Lee Williams, of Brentwood Terrace Drive, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Burke County Hospital.

Mrs. Barbara Kemp
AIKEN -- Mrs. Barbara Jean Kemp, 56, of Oriole Street, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000 at her resident.

Ms. Ida Lewis
Ms. Ida Elizabeth Lewis, 86, of Dublin Drive, Augusta, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Windermere Nursing Home.

Jerry Gay Taylor
MILLEN -- Mr. Jerry Gay Taylor, 59, of Paynes Chapel Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Deese
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Mary S. Deese, 78, of Royalette Avenue, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Lawrence Hilson
MITCHELL, Ga. -- Mr. Lawrence Hilson, 76, of Griffin Chapel Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at McDuffie County Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Josephine Entzminger
SALLEY -- Mrs. Josephine Marshall Entzminger, 85, of Hanson Curtis Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Silver Springs Health Care, Williston.

Mr. Calvin Martin
Mr. Calvin Martin, 46, of Monroe Street, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. John Johnson Sr.
Mr. John Johnson Sr., of Cairo Drive, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Miss Tabathy Ishman
Miss Tabathy Ishman, 24, of Basswood Drive, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Peter Consolie II
BARNWELL, S.C. -- Mr. Peter Anthony Consolie II, 32, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, in Aiken.

Mr. Warren Wilkerson
ATLANTA -- Mr. Warren Wilkerson, 78, of Lochland Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000.

Mr. E. Clyde Murphy
AIKEN -- Mr. E. Clyde Murphy, 86, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Ms. Louise Houston
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Ms. Louise Scott Houston, 56, of West 13th Street, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at Lakeland Medical Center.

Mrs. Ella Powell
Ella Johnson Powell, 100, of Lynnwood Drive, Martinez, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000 at her residence.

Mr. Tom Scott
Mr. Tom Scott, of River Glen Apartments, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Veterans Administrative Medical Centers.

Mr. W. Glynn Welch
HARLEM -- Mr. Wilber Glynn Welch, 63, of County Line Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Vernon Kennedy
Mr. Vernon M. Kennedy, 72, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Rodney Gardenhire
CLARKS HILL, S.C. -- Mr. Rodney Gardenhire, 43, of Georgia Highway 28, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at his residence.

Dr. Carl Whipple
Dr. Carl Era Whipple, 99, of Evans, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at his residence.

Ms. Margaret Freeman
Ms. Margaret Freeman, 85, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Wylene Jackson
BLYTHE -- Mrs. Wylene P. Jackson, 70, of Deans Bridge Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Ms. Carrie Hamilton
LAUREL SPRINGS, N.J. -- Ms. Carrie Hamilton, 99, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Robert Fields
BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, S.C. -- Mr. Robert H. Fields, 81, of Route 3, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mr. Larry Wilson
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Larry G. Wilson, 53, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Ola Howell
JEWELL, Ga. -- Mrs. Ola Dye Howell, 95, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Thomson Manor.

Mrs. Eola Jenkins
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Eola Jenkins, 90, of Joiner Road, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Mr. Marvin Curley
Mr. Marvin Curley, 19, of Libby Drive, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000.

Mr. William Carr
BELVEDERE -- Mr. William Joseph Carr, 80, of Cherokee Drive, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Ms. Mary Wright
Ms. Mary E. Wright, 53, of R.A. Dent Boulevard, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Esther Hilton
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- Mrs. Esther Louise Hilton, 80, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Regional Medical Center.

Frances Axtell
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Frances Axtell, 68, of Sweetwater Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at her residence.

Ms. Margaret Horner
Ms. Margaret Mecham Horner, 82, of Windsong Way, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Tom Scott

Mrs. Wylene Jackson

Mrs. Ella Powell

Mr. Calvin Martin

Mr. Lawrence Hilson

Mr. Robert Fields

Mrs. Jamie Lee

Ms. Mary Wright

Mrs. Minnie Williams

Mrs. Esther Hilton

Ms. Margaret Freeman

Mr. Claude Tyrrell

Mr. Marvin Curley

Mr. E. Clyde Murphy

Mrs. Ruth Harp

Mr. William Carr

Mrs. Elizabeth Loudermilk

Ms. Ida Lewis

Frances Axtell

Mr. Werner Jeep

Mr. Larry Wilson

Mr. John Johnson Sr.

Mrs. Grace Tate

Mr. James Fanning

Mrs. Jeanette Bilton

Mrs. Mary Deese

Mrs. Mary Dukes

Dr. Carl Whipple

Mr. Willie Cain

Mr. Gregory Thompkins

Mr. Walter Moody

Mr. Jerry Booker

Mr. Herman Hendrix

Mr. Douglas Anderson

Mrs. Barbara Kemp

Mr. Rodney Gardenhire

Mr. Peter Consolie II

Mr. W. Glynn Welch

Mrs. Ola Howell

Mr. Warren Wilkerson

Ms. Margaret Horner

Jerry Gay Taylor

Mrs. Josephine Entzminger

Ryan Dunn

Mr. Albert Smith

Mrs. Eola Jenkins

Mr. James Dorn

Mr. Alden Tate

Ms. Carrie Hamilton

Health care a top issue facing Georgia legislators
THEY'RE baa-aaaaaack: yes, the Georgia General Assembly is now open for business in Atlanta. I know this comes as a severe disappointment to those who were hoping that the Y2K bug would somehow manage to wipe out government, but there's always Y3K.

Defends writer, condemns message
The Chronicle recently addressed Attorney General Thurbert Baker's opinion that an elective biblical course can be of-fered in Georgia's state-funded high schools if narrowly tailored so as not to promote religion. There has since been some debate, fueled by letters from two area ministers.\rMatt Alan, Martinez

Kentucky's education reform left unwanted legacy
OZ NELSON, the former chairman of Kentucky's Partnership for School Reform and member of Georgia's current Education Commission, recently critiqued Sue Burmeister's guest column on education reform. His take on Burmeister's article was inaccurate and not without some irony for those of us in Kentucky who still live with the legacy of our reform effort.

Supports rights of Cuban dad
The Immigration and Naturalization Service made the right decision to send the Cuban boy back to his father. Sure, the United States is a better place to bring a kid up in, but the boy's father lives in Cuba -- and the boy belongs with his natural father. Jefiner Jones, Waynesboro

Criticizes photo of 'private moment'
In regard to Justen Wonderly's letter: Yes, I was very offended by the picture in the Jan. 2 paper. That was a private moment between a husband and his wife. The photographer had no right to interfere. How would Chronicle photographer Ron Cockerille feel if it was him in that situation? Would he like photographers taking pictures? Robin Rogers, Augusta

Kentucky's education reform left unwanted legacy
OZ NELSON, the former chairman of Kentucky's Partnership for School Reform and member of Georgia's current Education Commission, recently critiqued Sue Burmeister's guest column on education reform. His take on Burmeister's article was inaccurate and not without some irony for those of us in Kentucky who still live with the legacy of our reform effort.

Objects to use of 'teen' in headlines
Your newspaper is well read in our house every day. One of the practices causing a major irritant is the sensationalism of using the term ``teen'' in articles' headlines. For instance, in ``Across the Area'' on Jan 9: ``Teens will not face death penalty.'' The ``teens'' referred to are l8-year-old adults who will be tried and sentenced as the adults they are. The term ``teen'' is usually thought to refer to a young adolescent between l3 and l7. The persons referred to in most headlines of this type are l8- and l9-years- old and are obviously adults. Geraldine Connally, Mitchell

Appreciates inclusion as CSRA Giant
It was both astounding and very exciting to find my name on your Jan. 1 list of 20 CSRA residents who had been considered significant to the two-state area. Believe me, at 5 feet 1 inch tall, I've never been called a giant! Nancy Anderson Donnan, Beaufort, N.C.

On the rocks
When Atlanta TV mogul and Braves' owner Ted Turner and his Viet Cong sympathizer wife Jane Fonda went their separate ways, even though they both said they were committed to the long term success of their marriage, the news media reported their marriage was on the rocks.

Hits candidacy of Texas governor
It seems the most likely pick for the Republicans will be George W. Bush. But will he be the peo-ple's choice? I hope not, at least not based on what we know now. Herbert A. Edney IV, Augusta

Cut S.C. food tax!
Republicans and Democrats are at each other's throats over tax cuts in South Carolina, just as they are everywhere else.

Advocates removal of Confederate flag
I am proud to say I am American by birth and Southern by the grace of God. Over the years I have had the rebel flag on my house, my shirts, my car and even my boat. I respect and admire the sacrifices that were made in all the wars that we as a nation have waged over the years in support of freedom and the American way, not just the Civil War. But I have been extremely disappointed in the rhetoric coming from Columbia. For instance, Sen. Arthur Ravenel, R-Charleston, calling the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ``the national association of retarded people.'' And my own Rep. Charles Sharpe, R-Aiken, calling for the rebel flag to be put above the U.S. and South Carolina flag. Rep. Sharpe's position on the flag seems to me to be even worse than that of Sen. Ravenel's. Rep. Sharpe's statement essentially likened itself to being in support of the Confederacy, not the United States or South Carolina which he swore to uphold in his oath of office. Kent Brown, New Ellenton

Columbia Co. CEO?
What started as Christmas season ``party talk'' among Columbia County's state legislators has evolved into a constructive debate now involving county commissioners and citizens about the scope and direction of local government.

Urges approval of 'morning after pill'
Jan. 22 marks the 27th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that made abortion legal in the United States. Since that time, abortion services have taken place against a backdrop of extremist rhetoric, protest and even violence. However, on the horizon of this new century is the Food and Drug Administration approval of mifepristone, formerly known as RU486. With mifepri-stone available, women facing unintended pregnancies will have access to another safe early abortion option already available to women in Europe ... Mary Beth Pierucci, Augusta

Health care a top issue facing Georgia legislators
THEY'RE baa-aaaaaack: yes, the Georgia General Assembly is now open for business in Atlanta. I know this comes as a severe disappointment to those who were hoping that the Y2K bug would somehow manage to wipe out government, but there's always Y3K.

Aiken flies tamed?
The City Council's first meeting of the year has gotten Aiken's new year off to a smooth start. The Council unanimously approved formation of a Horse Advisory Committee. The new panel will not, as the name suggests, advise horses. It will instead counsel horse owners on how to prevent their animals' manure from stinking up their neighbors' property and attracting flies, possibly creating a health hazard.

Defends writer, condemns message
The Chronicle recently addressed Attorney General Thurbert Baker's opinion that an elective biblical course can be of-fered in Georgia's state-funded high schools if narrowly tailored so as not to promote religion. There has since been some debate, fueled by letters from two area ministers. Matt Alan, Martinez

Walker & the veto
In a recent TV interview, Sen. Charles Walker, D-Augusta, made some heartening remarks about strengthening the authority of the Augusta mayor, perhaps by giving him (or her) a vote on the 10-member Commission or, at least, veto power over the budget.

Blasts 'slime balls' editorial cartoon
I can respect anyone's opinion on politics, religion or anything else, but when I pick up the newspaper and see a cartoon like ``Slime balls spotted in the Savannah'' (Jan. 8), I can see why Southerners are sometimes depicted as ignorant country bumpkins. This cartoon was way beyond poor taste. Elaine van der Linden, Belvedere

DFACS crackdown
When it comes to malfeasance, incompetence, and possible criminality, it would be hard to beat Georgia's Division of Family and Children Services.

Laments failure of Y2K disaster
Y2K struck and no computers blew up, nor was cell phone use disrupted. Darn it! I was sort of hoping that we would be forced to go back to those glorious days when the grocery store clerks would add up your order on the back of the bag or ring it up on a manual adding machine, while making pleasant conversation, after which you paid cash and didn't have to wait for somebody to write a check or run a credit card through a machine. Robert H. Rihl, Augusta

Rossiter: 'Disability' laws wreck havoc on education
Student's are expected to learn in school, but how can they when the classroom is constantly disrupted by the ``behaviorally disabled''?`Disability' laws wreak havoc on education

Blast bad publicity for pitcher Rocker
I just finished watching an MSNBC discussion, once again, on Braves pitcher John Rocker. As I listened to the different sports-affiliated personnel and the comments from those who called in, I came to one conclusion: Mr. Rocker did screw up by voicing his opinion. Cheryl Key, Hephzibah

Promoter says Tyson fight still on

South Carolina realigns regions

Players give Sydney 2000 tennis venue thumbs up

Hall of Famer Lemon dies

Rocker still doesn't get it

Overtime: CBS expects to complete deal with Enberg

Britain rules Tyson can enter country to fight

Overtime: Hudson close to gaining Trials berth

Girl's sudden paralysis caused by tick
Tears still spring to her eyes when Wendy Ennis remembers watching her daughter Brandy Lemke struggling to breathe. The girl's sudden and mysterious deterioration left the family praying outside the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center. Their answer came in the form of a tiny, hidden culprit.

Microsoft could be broken into three pieces
WASHINGTON -- Government lawyers in the Microsoft antitrust case want to break the software giant into three parts, arguing that lesser sanctions would be inadequate, people close to the discussions confirmed Wednesday.

Gates appoints Ballmer as Microsoft CEO
REDMOND, Wash. -- Microsoft chairman Bill Gates on Thursday promoted his longtime friend and company president, Steve Ballmer, to chief executive officer of the software giant that Gates co-founded.

Health monitor
Susan Urton displays a health assistance device, called Health Buddy, which connects her to her doctor through the Internet to her physician's office from her Rocklin, Calif., home Jan. 7, 2000.

HIV rebound not always due to drug resistance
CHICAGO -- When potent drugs fail to keep HIV in check, the reason might not be that the virus has become drug-resistant, as some doctors and patients fear.

Automatic cameras reduce red-light runners
WASHINGTON -- Automatic cameras that take pictures at traffic intersections are an effective tool for reducing the number of drivers running red lights, the government says.

Researchers clone monkeys by splitting embryos
WASHINGTON -- Genetically identical monkeys are being cloned by Oregon researchers, who are splitting early-stage embryos and then implanting the pieces into mother animals.

Philip Morris tests reaction to cigarette with lower fire risk
NEW YORK -- Philip Morris has developed a slower-burning paper that may lower the chance that a discarded or dropped cigarette will start a fire.

Study suggests biological basis for serious antisocial behavior
CHICAGO -- Very aggressive boys have been found to have lower-than-expected levels of a stress hormone in their saliva, suggesting that their behavior might be biologically based and hard to treat with counseling, researchers reported Thursday.

Bayer ads went too far, government says
WASHINGTON -- Think taking aspirin can prevent a heart attack? It can reduce some risk -- but not for everybody. The distinction is costing Bayer Corp. $1 million, the tab for a consumer education program announced Tuesday to settle government charges that Bayer's advertising oversold aspirin's benefits.

Astronomers find complex organic molecules in space
ATLANTA -- A primordial soup of complex organic chemicals that could be the precursors of life is cooked up very quickly after the birth of stars, new research suggests.

Congress members visit SRS
Some Savannah River Site activities might be difficult to categorize during a pending reorganization of the U.S. Department of Energy, a congressman said Thursday.

Clinton wants to double funds for biofuel production
WASHINGTON -- Aiming to replace fossil fuels with cleaner, renewable energy sources, President Clinton is proposing to more than double federal spending on efforts to turn corn husks, chicken droppings and other waste into power for cars and buildings, White House officials said Thursday.

Congress members visit SRS

Study suggests biological basis for serious antisocial behavior

Clinton wants to double funds for biofuel production

Astronomers find complex organic molecules in space

Girl's sudden paralysis caused by tick

Philip Morris tests reaction to cigarette with lower fire risk

Gates appoints Ballmer as Microsoft CEO

Automatic cameras reduce red-light runners

Bayer ads went too far, government says

Researchers clone monkeys by splitting embryos

Microsoft could be broken into three pieces