Bloopers creep into bulletins

Business Briefs

Party hailed a success, despite losses

Realty agents extol area home deals

Realty agents extol area home deals
Real estate agents love to say it; home buyers love to hear it: Single-family housing in the Augusta area is one of the best bargains around.

Pocket change
The Internal Revenue Service has raised the mileage-deduction rate taxpayers can use for all miles driven in 2000 to 32.5 cents a mile, from 31 cents in 1999.

Bigger is better for new homes
Today's homeowner is upsizing, even when, on the surface, it might seem impractical.

Example better than allowance

On the move
Lombard Fortson and Bennie E. Braswell Jr. have joined the staff of First Union Bank as financial specialists. Mr. Fortson will work out of Evans Financial Center. Mr. Braswell will be based out of the Peach Orchard Road branch.

Bigger is better for new homes

Business Briefs
The Augusta-Aiken Society for Human Resource Management has been designated an affiliate chapter of the national Society for Human Resource Management, a leading voice for the human resource profession.

On the move

Example better than allowance
Beginning this Sunday, The Augusta Chronicle will run a weekly column by Washington Post business columnist Michelle Singletary. Her column began in 1997 and deals with a wide variety of real-life financial situations.

Party hailed a success, despite losses
The Augusta Chronicle was the project's main sponsor. Other party sponsors were: television station WRDW (Channel 12), Davis Broadcasting, Beasley Broadcasting, and the cities of North Augusta and Augusta.

Pocket change

Georgia handles Bama

Georgia Tech surprises Maryland

Purdue ends losing streak at three

Vols clobber Ole Miss

Duke women beat Clemson, win 15th straight

Kentucky hammers Gamecocks

Young team has room to grow

Area college roundup

Stanford women overcome 26-point deficit

Radford tops Winthrop

Wofford pounds Southern

Virginia fends off Clemson

Solomon not enough for Tigers

Grundy scores 30 in Wolfpack win

USC Aiken gets back on track

Jaguars take road victory at Lander

Lady Tigers bitten by scoring drought

UCLA shocks UNC

Drawdown Week is here

Says animals deserve better at shelter

Getting soft on China

Constructive debate

Raps merchants for ignoring celebration

More Colombia aid

Offers emergency workers support

Rebuts view of student persecution

Makes some predictions for Y3K

Challenges the 'politically correct'

Urges Rocker critics to 'let it pass'

Urges gifts of Y2K hoard to food bank

Thinks Karl Marx would be proud

Muses if teacher had been black

Offers solutions to S.C. flag flap

Hits those who vilify South for slavery

Defends radio station's 'solution'

In the know
Tonight marks the premiere of yet another drama from NYPD Blue creator Steven Bochco. The urban hospital drama City of Angels will get a special preview in the sweet spot at 8, after 60 Minutes, before moving to its permanent home at 8 p.m. Wednesdays this week.

Dinner is served -- or is it supper?
Dear Carson: My family feels that the difference between supper and dinner is merely one of time of day. I believe it is more significant than that. Could you please advise me on this subject? -- Clarification Concern

Search for tribe of women proved futile
Inhospitable and remote, the black water swampland of the Okefenokee was once thought to harbor a paradise: A mist-shrouded island said to be the home of the Daughters of the Sun.

'The Sopranos' returns on a high note
When one of his lieutenants returns after a long absence, jumpy Mafia boss Tony Soprano exclaims, ``I don't see you for all this time -- no word, nothing -- and this is how you come back to me?''

At Sarasota's Ringling Museum, art is the greatest show
SARASOTA, Fla. -- On March 23, 1927, the local newspaper's bold headline announced an event that would define the image of this tranquil resort town well into the future.

Still overcoming
Stepping through the halls of the Spice of Life east wing, Mattie Lawson shares memories that go back more than a decade.

Bayou elegance fills home
Wanda Feske left her house in southern Louisiana six years ago, but her home in the Montclair subdivi sion reflects her undying love for her native state.

Northwest mystique
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- There is no better way to enjoy this southern gateway to Puget Sound than from a kayak under blue skies on a sunny day.

Azinger holds on to win Sony Open

Australia's Webb defends title by four-stroke margin

Azinger rallies to five-stroke lead

Webb holds on for title

Webb leads by seven strokes after third round

Club still lacks head pro

Defense keys Laney girls' victory

Dublin High girls breeze past Greenbrier

High school scores

Capitals gain on Zednik goals

Panthers left wing injures knee again

Rebounding Rangers top Thrashers

ECHL notes

Lynx survive with win

Bloopers creep into bulletins
Today is a good time to consider that one of the best-read weekly publications has to be the church bulletin.

In the know

Northwest mystique

Dinner is served -- or is it supper?

At Sarasota's Ringling Museum, art is the greatest show

'The Sopranos' returns on a high note

Still overcoming

Search for tribe of women proved futile

Young team has room to grow

Tragic case produces warning
AIKEN - In six months and seven days, Shayna Lively turns 21 -- the legal age to drink alcohol. But there will be no bubbly or balloons to celebrate her June 23 birthday. She is in a cramped cell serving a 25-year prison term for causing the deaths of an Augusta metal worker and his toddler girls while high on alcohol and cocaine.

Assembly will get lesson in ethics
ATLANTA -- While members of the Georgia House who aren't on the Appropriations Committee will be out of town during this week's annual budget-review recess, Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor has invited senators to charm school.

Party hailed a success, despite losses

New NAACP chapter president seeks unity

New NAACP chapter president seeks unity
Alexander Smith's involvement with the civil rights movement be-gan the day he crossed off the word ``Negro'' on his military ap-plication and replaced it with ``black.''

Across the area: Officers identify fatal crash victim
Columbia County authorities identified a man Sunday who was killed in a fiery weekend crash on Interstate 20.

Parade honors unity message
Finding ways to commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has been a steady work in progress.

Substitute policy may see change
After seven years as a parent volunteer, Cheryl Grant wanted to substitute teach in Columbia County schools.

Flag stirs emotional debate in legislator
AIKEN -- Bill Clyburn's earliest memory of a Confederate battle flag was shaped in a dusty field near Camden, S.C., where he helped his sharecropper father pick cotton.

Parade honors unity message

Board lacks an airport
Columbia County Airport Authority has five members and money in the bank. But there's no airport -- or even a plane -- in Columbia County.

Improvements need community input

Across the area: Fire forces family out of apartment
Augusta Housing Authority moved a mother and two children into another apartment after a fire broke out in their Underwood Homes living room Saturday, but fire officials said smoke damage likely will cost the family all its furniture and possessions.

SAT's results easy to misuse

List names county sex offenders

Governor's panels fall under fire
ATLANTA -- Though teachers have felt threatened by some of the provisions of Gov. Roy Barnes' education-reform proposals, perhaps the most radical changes come from his shuffling of the state's education pecking order.

Across the area: Officers identify fatal crash victim

Man turns need to express, serve into his lifework
Tyrone Butler has been directing people since his days at Ursula Collins Elementary School.

Man turns need to express, serve into his lifework

Alternative school caters to troubled
The staff at Hope Christian School was not having the best day.

Necessity of nurses heated issue for Georgia schools

Party hailed a success, despite losses
Although sponsors say the Celebrate 2000 New Year's Eve Street Party was an affair to remember, ticket and merchandise revenues were insufficient to cover the event's cost.

Governor's panels fall under fire

Across the area: Fire forces family out of apartment

Residents get smoke detectors

Flag stirs emotional debate in legislator

Assembly will get lesson in ethics

Husband, wife take sides on education

Tragic case produces warning

'SAT' no longer

Substitute policy may see change

SAT shows racial, economic biases

Drawdown attracts residents
In spite of a cold breeze and cloudy skies Sunday afternoon, spectators flocked to New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam armed with cameras.

Fire rips through family's home

Residents get smoke detectors
Firefighters visited residents of a small Augusta neighborhood Sunday, bearing gifts of safety and helping heal apprehension after a fire-related death last week.

Necessity of nurses heated issue for Georgia schools
SAVANNAH -- Sometimes, she discovers the small pills hidden behind the water fountain.

Flowers add colorful tale to mall show

Husband, wife take sides on education
ST. MARYS, Ga. -- Like all married couples, Charlie and Tricia Smith don't agree all the time.

Improvements need community input
Got a problem with Augusta? Now's your chance to help solve it.

List names county sex offenders
Principals and day care directors in Aiken County are getting their first look at a list of more than 120 sex offenders who live in the area.

'SAT' no longer
First, we have to get the name right. SAT is no longer an acronym for Scholastic Assessment Test.

Fire rips through family's home
Fire tore apart a North Augusta home Sunday, but the blaze united a community in an effort to help the family recover what belongings they could.

SAT shows racial, economic biases
With six days left, the anxiety already has started for hundreds of students who will take the SAT on Saturday.

SAT's results easy to misuse
Although critics and even SAT's sponsor warns against using the test to weigh a school system's performance, we do it anyway.

Flowers add colorful tale to mall show
AIKEN -- Nearly a thousand flowers, a variegation of color, bloomed in a corridor of Aiken Mall on Saturday afternoon.

Mourning turns on Heat in win over Grizzlies

NBA Capsules

Jordan-agent ties Wizards deal hurdle

NBA notes:Kukoc's future could be in L.A.

Mourners pay respects to Phills

Mavericks upset Blazers

Knicks rout Hornets

Mr. Knick no longer The Man

Suns' Robinson scores 50 despite flu

Vermiel named top NFL coach

Titans edge Colts

Jaguars not satisfied until Super Bowl

NFL previews

Jeff George salvages career, Vikings' season

Jags humiliate Dolphins

Rams beat Vikings, will play for NFC title

McNair longs for good ol' days

Young probably will be cleared for play

New worry for Jaguars: overconfidence

Four NFL teams showing interest in Donahoe

Noise could be factor

Taylor displays explosive speed

Wannstedt faces Marino question

Season ends with a thud for Marino

Johnson quits as Dolphins' coach

Sore knee no hindrance to Brunell

Johnson quits as Dolphins' coach

Will the Titans need another miracle?

Bucaneers win a thriller

Mrs. Doris Long
Mrs. Doris Hatfield Long, 72, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at University Hospital.

Rev. T. Scott
STATESBORO, Ga. -- The Rev. T. Roe Scott, 86, of North Jackson Road, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Candler County Hospital, Metter.

Mrs. Helen Warren
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Helen Joiner Warren, 92, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Washington Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Mr. Mark Crosby
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mr. Mark Joseph ``Papa Joe'' Crosby, 51, of Jarrell Pond Road, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Herman Brown
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Herman Brown, 75, of Yank Brown Road, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Mary Bennett
NUNEZ, Ga. -- Mrs. Mary ``Sible'' Alcott Bennett, 74, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mrs. Dora Myrick
AIKEN -- Mrs. Dora B. Scott Myrick, 80, of Edgefield Avenue N.E., died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Herman Brown
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Herman Brown, 75, of Yank Brown Road, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Helen Warren
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Helen Joiner Warren, 92, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Mrs. Gwendolyn Evans
BATH -- Mrs. Gwendolyn Evans, 81, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare, Aiken.

Mrs. Mary Carpenter
DEARING -- Mrs. Mary A. Carpenter, 72, of Luckey's Bridge Road, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Martin Berry
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mr. Martin Luther ``Mott'' Berry, 85, of Merryville Road, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Duane Carter
HARLEM -- Mr. Duane Eric Carter, 31, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in Columbia County.

Mrs. Gwendolyn Evans
BATH -- Mrs. Gwendolyn Evans, 81, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare, Aiken.

Mr. Romie Woodlief
Mr. Romie O. ``Woody'' Woodlief, 61, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Bennett
NUNEZ, Ga. -- Mrs. Mary ``Sible'' Alcott Bennett, 74, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mrs. Estell Williams
Mrs. Estell WilliamsST. ALBANS, N.Y. -- Mrs. Estell Mims Williams, 76, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Flushing Hospital, Queens.

Mr. Romie Woodlief
Mr. Romie O. ``Woody'' Woodlief, 61, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at University Hospital.

Rev. T. Scott
STATESBORO, Ga. -- The Rev. T. Roe Scott, 86, of North Jackson Road, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Candler County Hospital, Metter.

Mrs. Mattie Wise
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mrs. Mattie Willing Wise, 91, of Penn Street, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Edgefield Health Care Center.

Mrs. Rebie Thompson
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mrs. Rebie Alice Brinson Dailey Thompson, 71, of Paramore Hill Road, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Estell Williams
ST. ALBANS, N.Y. -- Mrs. Estell Mims Williams, 76, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Flushing Hospital, Queens.

Mrs. Dora Myrick
AIKEN -- Mrs. Dora B. Scott Myrick, 80, of Edgefield Avenue North East, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Mattie Wise
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mrs. Mattie Willing Wise, 91, of Penn Street, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Edgefield Health Care Center.

Mrs. Linda Bunn
HEPHZIBAH -- Mrs. Linda Wilson Bunn, 47, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Emory University, Atlanta.

Mrs. Rebie Thompson
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mrs. Rebie Alice Brinson Dailey Thompson, 71, of Paramore Hill Road, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Martin Berry
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mr. Martin Luther ``Mott'' Berry, 85, of Merryville Road, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Forrest Holley
AIKEN -- Mr. Forrest Eugene Holley, 76, of Laurens Street, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Raymond Dixon
Mr. Raymond Dixon, of Garlington Avenue, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Mark Crosby
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mr. Mark Joseph ``Papa Joe'' Crosby, 51, of Jarrell Pond Road, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Linda Bunn
HEPHZIBAH -- Mrs. Linda Wilson Bunn, 47, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Emory University, Atlanta.

Mr. Duane Carter
HARLEM -- Mr. Duane Eric Carter, 31, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in Columbia County.

Mrs. Virginia Jones
Mrs. Virginia W. Jones, 81, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Keysville Nursing Home, Keysville.

Mrs. Mary Carpenter
DEARING -- Mrs. Mary A. Carpenter, 72, of Luckey's Bridge Road, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Virginia Jones
Mrs. Virginia W. Jones, 81, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Keysville Nursing Home, Keysville.

Mr. Raymond Dixon
Mr. Raymond DixonMr. Raymond Dixon, of Garlington Avenue, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Forrest Holley
AIKEN -- Mr. Forrest Eugene Holley, 76, of Laurens Street, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Helen Warren

Mrs. Linda Bunn

Mrs. Mattie Wise

Mr. Raymond Dixon

Mrs. Virginia Jones

Mrs. Estell Williams

Mr. Duane Carter

Rev. T. Scott

Mr. Duane Carter

Mr. Mark Crosby

Mrs. Mary Carpenter

Mrs. Mary Carpenter

Mrs. Doris Long

Mrs. Gwendolyn Evans

Mrs. Rebie Thompson

Mrs. Linda Bunn

Mrs. Helen Warren

Mr. Herman Brown

Mr. Romie Woodlief

Mr. Romie Woodlief

Mr. Herman Brown

Mrs. Gwendolyn Evans

Rev. T. Scott

Mr. Forrest Holley

Mr. Mark Crosby

Mrs. Rebie Thompson

Mrs. Virginia Jones

Mr. Raymond Dixon

Mrs. Mary Bennett

Mr. Forrest Holley

Mr. Martin Berry

Many would like a great street party again
It's been about two weeks since the last person with the Celebrate 2000 Street Party walked off Broad Street the morning of New Year's Day, marking the end of the biggest celebration our city has ever produced.

A torch for the next generation of world changers
Let's inspire a new generationto carry Martin Luther King Jr.'s torch of leadership and community into the future -- ennobledand enriched by hisundiminished dream.

Kent: Roy's reform; town center; Jane's conversion
Jane Fonda and Red friend in 1972 Hanoi.Roy's reform; town center; Jane's conversion

A torch for the next generation of world changers
Let's inspire a new generationto carry Martin Luther King Jr.'s torch of leadership and community into the future -- ennobledand enriched by hisundiminished dream.

Drawdown Week is here
This is the week many have been waiting for -- the Army Corps of Engineers' temporary drawdown of the Savannah River to determine the impact if the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam is permanently decommissioned.

Raps merchants for ignoring celebration
Congratulations and thank you to The Chronicle on doing such a wonderful job in making Celebrate 2000 a memorable event. Thanks to all the organizers, volunteers, and other participants for making the evening fun, well organized, and most importantly, safe. Cheri Noel Robinson, Augusta

Constructive debate
In 1978 Bill Jackson called for modernizing Columbia County government and naming a professional county administrator. The reforms he and other visionaries implemented made the county one of the fastest-growing and attractive in Georgia.

Kent: Roy's reform; town center; Jane's conversion
Jane Fonda and Red friend in 1972 Hanoi.Roy's reform; town center; Jane's conversion

Urges gifts of Y2K hoard to food bank
I am sick and tired of coping with hopelessness, called during 1999 ``Y2K Preparedness.'' Having hope has got to get back in style again! For almost all of 1999 we as a society, under the justification of the virtue of prudence ..., indulged in nay-saying, disaster preparedness, mock drills, calcu-lations of food consumption per person per day, buying guns and ammunition to defend our right to the only food and water on our block, etc. Michael J. Firmin, Augusta

Challenges the 'politically correct'
I am hearing a great deal about nothing. I do not know for sure what John Rocker said or did, except for bits and pieces. One thing I do know is that we now live in a police state. James R. Waid, Leah

Offers solutions to S.C. flag flap
The start of the Civil War, apart from the matter of slavery, actually arose out of both economic and political rivalry between an agrarian South and an industrial North and the issue of the right to secede from the Union. Terry Smith, North Augusta

Willie Brown, hero
Well-intentioned leaders are always looking to bring our community together to discuss ways to heal racial divisions and foster mutual respect.

Urges Rocker critics to 'let it pass'
In reference to the Jan. 9 letter from Keith Smith, I have to add my own words to that -- ``You took the words right out of my mouth.'' James Turner, North Augusta

More Colombia aid
The Clinton administration, at the prodding of U.S. Sens. Paul Coverdell, R-Ga., Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, is commendably taking more aggressive steps to combat Marxist narco-terrorists in Colombia.

Rebuts view of student persecution
A sense of horror and forebod-ing filled me as I read Ellen Goodman's Jan. 4 column on ``zero tolerance.'' Perhaps the writer is genuinely concerned about thechildren she mentions; however, her point of view arises from a terrible (and common) misconception. Ms. Goodman seems to think that the ``establishment'' (whether schools or social and law enforcement agencies) is determined to persecute today's youth. Nothing could be further from the truth. Carol Creamer, North Augusta

Many would like a great street party again
It's been about two weeks since the last person with the Celebrate 2000 Street Party walked off Broad Street the morning of New Year's Day, marking the end of the biggest celebration our city has ever produced.

Thinks Karl Marx would be proud
Karl Marx would be proud of the Jan. 8 Alexander Smith letter, ``Says group will overcome reactionaries.'' The tenor of his letter indicates he will accept this as a compliment. Merle Burkholder, Augusta

Backs chief deputy for next sheriff
I believe that Chief Deputy Ronnie Strength is the most qualified sheriff's candidate, by virtue of his practical experience and training in law enforcement, to be the next sheriff of Richmond County. Sonny Pittman, Augusta

Defends radio station's 'solution'
On Jan. 6 there was a letter from Kris Kristensen in reference to the increased number of radio commercials. It made fun of one of the stations because it aired two commercials on top of each other at the same time. Larry Stewart, Aiken

Says animals deserve better at shelter
How sad this story was (letter Dec. 18). I too have been to this shelter where I witnessed the officers spraying the pens down, jerking little pups out by the neck and spraying them with freezing cold water. I hope for all the animals that things change fast at this shelter. I adopted a female white spitz mix. She has turned out to be my best friend and always there for me. Darla Ferrara, North Augusta

Offers emergency workers support
I am not a trained firefighter as the fire chief and our firefighters are. Therefore, I must not pass judgment about the River Creek blaze until a fair and honest evaluation of the fire has been conducted. Wayne A. Huffine, Hephzibah

Preserve English
It's time for the ``English First'' movement is get busy and vocal, because the academia and cultural elites are stepping up a ``diversity'' campaign to force the United States into becoming a multilingual society.

Makes some predictions for Y3K
With Y2K safely behind us, it is not too soon to anticipate Y3K. I predict that late in the year 2999 the following news stories will gain front-page attention: Tom Zwemer, Augusta

Getting soft on China
President Clinton is gearing up for the last big trade fight of his administration. He will try to persuade Congress to drop its annual review of whether to continue granting Red China normal trade relations status -- and to make that status permanent.

Hits those who vilify South for slavery
I have read so many letters pro and con on the subjects and issues relating to the Confederate battle flag and slavery. So far, none seem to reach the heart of the matter; many of the most salient facts and issues remain untouched. Allen W. Johnson, Augusta

Muses if teacher had been black
A story on troubled children getting help and teachers working with the youngsters was on the Dec. 28 front page. Well, one of these disturbed youngsters, David Drayton, is charged with premeditation in setting up his teacher Linda Gail Hendrick and viciously stabbing her. This lady is gone forever. This monster is still cruising along in his wheelchair. Aubrey Adams, Augusta

Broken wrist fails to impede Jones

Tyson greeted in London by protesters

Gates scores a double in Georgia Field Trials

Davenport blasts Australian Open officials after win

Mauresmo greeted with more respect

Program targeting junior archers

Rocker gets mixed reviews in charity game

Simon not convinced by Rocker's apology

Overtime: Triples help Russian beat U.S.'s Kwan

Iran-US match more than just a game

Harlem bowhunter brings home bacon

Lowering gives rise to worry
For as long as John Tompkins can remember, the lazy Savannah River has lapped gently at the pilings in front of his home on Albeclauss Drive.

Telescope captures new views of the universe
ATLANTA -- A new space telescope has captured the most detailed images ever of one of nature's chemical factories, an ancient exploding star that is churning out elements essential to life.

EPA placing restrictions on biotech corn plantings
WASHINGTON -- The government is putting new planting restrictions on genetically engineered corn to prevent insects from developing resistance to the toxin in the biotech crop.

Economy boom could be bad for earth
WASHINGTON -- The rise of the Internet and soaring stock markets threaten to obscure ``real-world'' troubles such as crises in water supplies and other resources, an environmental group said Saturday.

Blind man perceives objects with camera wired to brain
NEW YORK -- A blind man can read large letters and navigate around big objects by using a tiny camera wired directly to his brain, the first artificial eye to provide useful vision, a researcher reports.

Lunar eclipse on Thursday will be visible across U.S.
ATLANTA -- The full moon is expected to turn brick red for more than hour Thursday in a lunar eclipse visible throughout the Americas.

Russian-American missile watch center closes after 'quiet period'
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- No news was good news as a Russian-American center established last month to monitor potential Y2K-related missile mishaps closed Saturday -- with nothing to report.

WWF wins first cybersquatting case
GENEVA -- The World Wrestling Federation was declared the winner Friday in the first case decided under a new global system to curb ``cybersquatting'' -- the abuse of trademarks on the Internet.

Wild, wired West
DENVER -- While hooves thunder across the dirt floor of the Denver Coliseum, Sunni Deb Backstrom sits in an office near the livestock chutes, tapping rodeo results into a computer.

Electronic ear knows what music you like
MANSFIELD, Mass. -- People going to concerts at the TweeterCenter arena know what music they like -- and an electronic ear knows what music they like, too, at least on their car radios.

Economy boom could be bad for earth

Blind man perceives objects with camera wired to brain

EPA placing restrictions on biotech corn plantings

Lunar eclipse on Thursday will be visible across U.S.

Telescope captures new views of the universe

Wild, wired West

WWF wins first cybersquatting case

Lowering gives rise to worry