Defense service company to be based in Aiken

Business briefs: Stocks close lower in technology selloff
NEW YORK -- Stock prices closed mostly lower Wednesday as cautious investors, fearing a pending interest rate increase, fled the technology sector despite strong corporate earnings.

Bank fees aid bottom line
Now that he's retired, ex-banker Monty Osteen grumbles about paying service fees to the bank. Last year, he complained to fellow officers of the nonprofit urban development organization, Greater Augusta Progress, that the group didn't have enough money in its account to meet the fee-exempt threshold.

Applicants hoping for John Deere jobs
The Georgia Department of Labor has received 304 applications for the 30 job openings that will be created when John Deere opens its second phase in November.

Defense service company to be based in Aiken
AIKEN -- Westinghouse Government Services Co. is expected to announce Friday that it will locate its executive offices in Aiken.

Business briefs
CINCINNATI -- Procter & Gamble Co., a day after deciding against a bid for drug makers Warner-Lambert and American Home Products, reported second-quarter earnings that changed little from a year earlier but that beat Wall Street expectations.

Business briefs: Stocks close lower in technology selloff

Applicants hoping for John Deere jobs

Bank fees aid bottom line

Mottola's long road leads him to No. 19 Utah

ACC notes: Storm forces Clemson to reschedule game

Jaguars cruise to easy win

Coleman, Bulldogs fall to Kentucky

Gamecocks fall to Vandy in final seconds

Gerk helps lead Lady Pacers

Louisville braces for Cincinatti

Purdue's penalties are upheld

Georgia faces tough SEC test against Kentucky

Slams support of 'morning after pill'

Asks industry aid on lock, dam issue

Calls mifepristone an abortifacient

A new president

Welcomes 'biodegradable plastics'

Where are senators?

New SRS suit twist

Slams McDuffie officials' `arrogance'

Says battle flag flew over `traitors'

Backs chief deputy for new sheriff

H.B. 1187: be careful

Wants answers on low water levels

Seeks law on car cell phone use

Defends model U.N. participation

Ruminates the Elian Gonzales case

Coping with cancer
Tom Blest, 63, stands up from his folding chair and levels with the rest of the group. ``I have a million questions,'' he tells the Augusta chapter of the US TOO Prostate Cancer Survivor Support Group. Since he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in September, he has seen ``a million pages'' of information on the Internet and an abundance of articles clipped out by his wife. Fists stuffed in the pockets of his jacket, he turns nervously from side to side. ``Give me a hand on this, guys.''

In the know
Ever wonder if the prices at your regular grocery store are cheaper or more expensive than those up the street? Each Wednesday, Price Check offers price comparisons on goods at area stores. Prices below were checked Monday. No coupons or discount cards were used.

Capsules
Your brain had caller ID long before your telephone did. Scientists have discovered that the human brain has special areas that can tell the difference between human voices and other noises. These areas may help people know the identity and mood of the speaker.

Cooking substitutes
Several readers called to inquire about a substitute ingredient for the bourbon in Karin Calloway's recipe for Bourbon Pork Tenderloin. The recipe was voted one of Mrs. Calloway's top dishes in a recent reader poll.

Small portions
As a child, you probably didn't know -- or care -- about the difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate. You were too busy plopping marshmallows on top of the steaming mug and waiting impatiently for them to form a monstrous blob before taking a gulp.

In the know
On Tuesday, The Chronicle asked readers to vote for the celebrity they would like to see as substitute host of The Late Show With David Letterman while Mr. Letterman is recovering from heart surgery.

Hot enchiladas!
If winter boredom has set in, take a trip to Mexico. Plane tickets are expensive, so why not stay home and make it a culinary journey with today's recipe for Beefy Enchiladas?

Rapp in tune again in Classic Non-Pro

Alabama cutter sweeps events

Former NFL star battles top cutters

Augusta veteran nears 1st win

Musketeers sweep Patriots

Winter storm wreaks havoc with prep slate

Georgia high school basketball polls

High school scores

High school scores

Flyers acquire minor leaguer from Chicago

Lindros back after 2-week absence

Cold weather tips
Basic cold weather tips: (from Columbia County Community and Emergency Services Director Pam Tucker, Richmond County Emergency Management Agency Director David Dlugolenski, Olson Tire Total Car, Petland at the Augusta Mall and Augusta-Richmond County Extension Coordinator Sid Mullis.) Dress in loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing in several layers. Wear a hat and gloves to prevent body heat from escaping. Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from the extreme cold.Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Deadly storm surprised forecasters
Thousands shivered today in stranded cars, waited at airports or dug themselves out from nearly 2 feet of snow as forecasters admitted that the deadly East Coast storm was a nasty surprise. ``We're really cursing those computer models,'' said Andrew Woodcock, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va. ``They had the low (pressure system) way out to sea.'' The storm, however, raced north along the coast Monday and Tuesday, dumping nearly 2 feet of snow in places. Flurries were expected today across parts of the Northeast as the storm system moves out to sea and more delays were expected at major Eastern airports, some of which were shut down Tuesday. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Hot enchiladas!

In the know

Cooking substitutes

In the know

Capsules

Coping with cancer

Small portions

Mental health facility loses youth funds
SAVANNAH -- Children no longer will be able to get mental health and substance abuse services from Tidelands, the area's largest mental health provider. Long-term funding of adult services at Tidelands is also in question.

Correction

Task force to study indigent care needs
After consecutive year-end struggles to fund indigent care at University Hospital, Augusta Commission will form a task force to study the issue and recommend solutions.

Republicans unveil state ethics reforms

Recipe for fun
Wally Amos' talents extend beyond his famous cookie concoctions.

Teen testifies at Hephzibah teacher's trial

Firm to relocate to Aiken

Raise OK'd for substitute teachers
AIKEN -- To attract a larger pool of substitute teachers, the Aiken County Board of Education will raise their pay immediately.

Online learning
When Kelli Spearman's fifth-grade class receives assignments, they don't always come through the traditional means.

Chief investigator planning run for sheriff's position
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Twenty years after his first attempt to become Edgefield County's sheriff, Chief Investigator Marvin Easler announced Wednesday he will try again.

Bureau editor named `Chronicle' selects former staff writer Rickabaugh as new South Carolina chief
Greg Rickabaugh, 28, has been named South Carolina editor for The Augusta Chronicle.

Teacher criticizes education reforms
ATLANTA -- An Augusta kindergarten teacher chosen as the nation's top educator last year used a high-profile platform Wednesday to attack Gov. Roy Barnes' school reform plan.

Winning Big Game ticket sold in city
If you bought a ticket in Augusta for Tuesday's Big Game drawing, check your numbers.

Correction
In Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle, Richmond County school board member Adna Stein was misidentified as a woman.

Across the area: Woman, 70, dies in two-car crash

Burglars pose as pastors
Although she doesn't normally let strangers into her house, an 88-year-old Augusta widow said she didn't feel threatened by the two Bible-toting men in jogging suits who barged into her home Monday and made off with her purse.

Chilling out

Across the area: Woman, 70, dies in two-car crash
A 70-year-old Martinez woman died of head trauma Wednesday after pulling in front of an oncoming vehicle on River Watch Parkway, according to an officer with the Richmond County traffic unit.

Across the area: Snow delays trial in 1996 slayings
YORK -- Jury selection in the death penalty trial of David Mark Hill was postponed for a second day Tuesday because of snow in York County, court officials said.

Online learning

Ex-Tiger running from past

Chilling out
Low temperatures and gusty winds didn't stop Will Van Sant and Chris Robert from taking a brisk bike ride along Riverwalk Augusta on Wednesday afternoon. Today's forecast calls partly cloudy skies with a high of 40 and a low of 24.

Teacher criticizes education reforms

Officials will lobby for dam

Money for homeless not sought

Across the area: Snow delays trial in 1996 slayings

Firm to relocate to Aiken
AIKEN -- Westinghouse Government Services Co. is expected to announce Friday that it will locate its executive offices in Aiken.

Republicans unveil state ethics reforms
ATLANTA -- Georgia Senate Republicans unveiled an ethics agenda Wednesday that takes aim at a variety of miscreants, from legislators who solicit campaign contributions during the General Assembly session to ex-lawmakers who lobby their former colleagues.

Teen testifies at Hephzibah teacher's trial
A Hephzibah High School teacher never acted improperly toward a 17-year-old student until one afternoon last year when he gave her a ride home, the young woman testified Wednesday.

County to explore charter school needs

Deadly storm surprised forecasters

Winning Big Game ticket sold in city

Parole status changes

Recipe for fun

Mental health facility loses youth funds

Money for homeless not sought
Augusta's homeless might have missed out on needed funding last year because local agencies failed to apply for it.

Raise OK'd for substitute teachers

County to explore charter school needs
Richmond County's school board hopes to get answers this week to questions it has about allowing a charter school to open this fall.

Lineups made up of unknowns

Burglars pose as pastors

Cold weather tips

Okefenokee gator nears 14 feet long

Repairs to park reach $63,299

Repairs to park reach $63,299
The city of Augusta financed 103 truckloads of dirt and rock used to stabilize eroding shorelines at Lock and Dam Park after the Army Corps of Engineers lowered the Savannah River last week.

Protest of Georgia flag planned for Super Bowl

Snow days can present problems for many parents
Snow day! These are sacred words for children -- a get-out-of-school-free pass. But for working parents, snow days present a terrible dilemma: What do you do with your children when you have to report for duty?

Protest of Georgia flag planned for Super Bowl
ATLANTA -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson is calling for the National Football League to make a gesture during Sunday's Super Bowl to demonstrate opposition to the Confederate battle symbol remaining part of the Georgia state flag.

Storm: Forecast calls for rain, cold
Temperatures in the mid-40s Tuesday brought Augusta out of a 24-hour hibernation. But the respite could end by the weekend.

Snow days can present problems for many parents

Officials will lobby for dam
ATLANTA -- Augusta's state legislators aim to seek support from local, state and federal lawmakers from both sides of the Savannah River to persuade Washington officials to continue operating the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.

Chief investigator planning run for sheriff's position

Okefenokee gator nears 14 feet long
WAYCROSS, Ga. -- When you're the biggest alligator in the swamp, you can pretty much hang out anywhere you want.

Parole status changes
A convicted child killer who had been serving his sentence in a minimum-security Augusta prison facility was transferred to Hancock State Prison on Tuesday afternoon.

Storm: Forecast calls for rain, cold

A 17-year journey to the Super Bowl

Horne wants to be dangerous on -- but not off -- the field

Safety, kickoff return changed momentum for Titans

Downtown Atlanta brings in big events, but there's little to do

Commitment behind Rams' rebound

Lineups made up of unknowns

Warner keys Rams' victory

Titans relishing role as underdog

Super Bowl XXXIV: Tennessee vs. St. Louis

Work of art nearly complete

Media glare no big deal for Rams' quarterback

Notes and Quotes from the Super Bowl

It's the Super Bowl, so they have to watch -- don't they?

Third-quarter Titanium

t's the Super Bowl, so they have to watch -- don't they?

New Orleans announces new college bowl game

Titans tighten defense

A 17-year journey to the Super Bowl

Notes and Quotes from the Super Bowl

Media glare no big deal for Rams' quarterback

Mr. Charles Mears Jr.
Mr. Charles F. Mears Jr., 71, of Lake Forest Drive, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Lamar Hudson
Mr. Lamar Fontaine Hudson, 87, of Evans, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Charles Hopkins
Mr. Charles D. Hopkins, 87, of Evans, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Mooney
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Mary J. Mooney, 83, of Wildwood Drive, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at Screven County Hospital.

Mr. Joseph Hudson
MEEKS, Ga. -- Mr. Joseph Cedric Hudson, 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Frank McCadden
Mr. Frank C. McCadden, 71, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. John Wood
DEARING -- Mr. John Wood, 89, of Fort Creek Church Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Mrs. Dorothea Plank
WHITE ROCK, S.C. -- Mrs. Dorothea Lizette Plank, 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Michael Keenan
Mr. Michael Keenan, 16, of Monte Sano Avenue, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000.

Ms. Marie Ware
WASHINGTON, Ga. -- Ms. Marie B. Ware, 85, of Ashley Court, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000.

Mr. Steve Holley
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mr. Steve Holley, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Bertha Williams
Mrs. Bertha J. Williams, 75, of Forrest Lake Health Care, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. James Kendrick
Mr. James E. Kendrick, 76, of Evans, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Ann Jones Blanchard
Mrs. Ann Jones Blanchard, 76, of Martinez, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Jeffrey Bridges
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Jeffrey Lee ``Tuffy'' Bridges, 22, of Kittrel Creek Road, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at Washington Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Bobby Coleman
SAVANNAH -- Mr. Bobby Lee Coleman, 24, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at Memorial Health Center.

Mrs. Mildred Lloyd
AIKEN -- Mrs. Mildred Lloyd, 64, of Newberry Street, North West, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. R. Ralph Skinner
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mr. R. Ralph Skinner, 66, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah.

Mr. Odell Murray
WRENS, Ga. -- Mr. Odell Murray, 61, Washington Street, died Tuesday, Jan., 25, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Thelma Murray
Mrs. Thelma Murray, 58, of Ridgewood Drive, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000.

Mrs. Louise Wansley
THOMSON -- Mrs. Louise Gibson Wansley, 75, of Lee Street, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at Windermere Health Care.

Albert J. Twiggs II
Mr. Albert Jefferson Twiggs II, of Greenwood, S.C. a city planning consultant and former special consultant to the U.S. State Department, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000. Mr. Twiggs died at Self Memorial Hospital in Greenwood. He was 87 years old.

Mrs. Annie Fanning
THOMSON -- Mrs. Annie Sue Fanning, 95, of Dogwood Drive, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Baxley
Mrs. Mary Frances Evans Baxley, of Evans, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Peggy Graves
Mrs. Peggy Graves, 68, of Rainbow Drive, Martinez, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Dorothy Thackston
GREENSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Dorothy Louise Channell Thackston, 62, of Union Point Highway, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Emma Davis
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Mrs. Emma ``Sissy'' Davis, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Jennifer Moye
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Jennifer Flonnory Moye, 25, of West 2nd Avenue, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000.

Mr. Charles Green
GROVETOWN -- Mr. Charles Eugene Green, 73, of Bluegrass Trail, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000.

Mr. Wade Franklin
MIDVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Wade Hampton Franklin, 80, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Bertha Williams

Mr. Charles Green

Mr. Charles Hopkins

Mrs. Dorothea Plank

Mr. Frank McCadden

Mr. Lamar Hudson

Mr. Odell Murray

Mrs. Jennifer Moye

Mr. Jeffrey Bridges

Mr. R. Ralph Skinner

Mr. Bobby Coleman

Mr. Charles Mears Jr.

Mrs. Ann Jones Blanchard

Mr. Joseph Hudson

Mrs. Annie Fanning

Mr. John Wood

Mrs. Emma Davis

Mrs. Mildred Lloyd

Mr. Michael Keenan

Mrs. Mary Baxley

Mr. Wade Franklin

Mrs. Dorothy Thackston

Mr. Steve Holley

Ms. Marie Ware

Mr. James Kendrick

Slams McDuffie officials' `arrogance'
The sheer arrogance of McDuffie County/Thomson (which acts as one government under their 50-year intergovernmental agreement) officials continues to be appalling. For the county to be advertising for the county administrator's position before a bill has been introduced in the legislature to attempt to create the position is very inappropriate. William Dunn Wansley, Thomson

A new president
Finally there's a decent president in Washington. He's not only a can-do guy who knows his business, he also sets moral and leadership examples the nation can be proud to follow.

H.B. 1187: be careful
Gov. Roy Barnes and his House floor leader, Rep. Charlie Smith, D-St. Marys, cite poor producing schools and fear Georgia's education glass is half empty. State School Superintendent Linda Schrenko, noting the pass rate on most sections of the state high school graduation test have inched upward the past four years, says the education glass is half full.

Sees a different picture without God
Re Christopher Redmond's Jan. 23 letter: I have always believed the Scriptures as being the foundation of right and wrong, and in Leviticus it does say that a man should not lie with a man as he does with a woman. Tammy Wapshott, North Augusta

Says battle flag flew over `traitors'
Let's cut to the chaff on this flag issue and come to a quick and decisive solution. Ken Gott, Evans

Welcomes 'biodegradable plastics'
The recent article ``Discovery of new catalyst could lead to improved plastics'' stated ``The new catalysts raise the possibility of developing polymers with new and exciting characteristics, perhaps even biodegradable plastics ...''James Hammett, Grovetown

Defends model U.N. participation
Recently a letter from Andy Windham appeared in this section expressing ``shock and dismay'' that students from Saint Mary Help of Christians School would participate with other parochial and public school students in a model United Nations program sponsored by Georgia Southern University. This letter is written to clarify why St. Mary's chooses to give its students experience in current international issues, logic and public speaking in this forum of over 400 talented middle school students from several Southeastern states. The school's rationale is in two parts; the first is secular and the second is spiritual. Keith Darr, M.Ed., Ed.S., Aiken

Slams support of 'morning after pill'
Mary Beth Pierucci, director of external affairs for Planned Parenthood, advocates the use of mifepristone, the morning after pill for women facing unintended pregnancies. Her argument is that it will cut down on the anti-abortion, anti-choice protests and violence. Terri Exum, Martinez

New SRS suit twist
Until CBS' 60 Minutes came along last Sunday, the class-action racial discrimination lawsuit filed three years ago by black workers against Savannah River Site contractors didn't have much resonance beyond our two-state area.

Says Commission like 'student council'
I would like to express my concern about the mayor's discretionary fund being changed to a ``promotional account'' and every expenditure now requiring majority approval of the Augusta Commission. If the Commission had eliminated the mayor's discretionary fund or if they had done away with their own discretionary fund the situation would be different.Steve York, Martinez

Wants answers on low water levels
We live in Savannah Lakes Village in McCormick ... two years ago we purchased our lot. It is at the end of a cove and had wonderful water views, especially in the winter! Pam Stone, McCormick

Seeks law on car cell phone use
Your Jan. 19 editorial defended the use of cell phones while driving. Your supporting arguments included pervasiveness (so many people already have them), harmlessness (most cars just weave), and progress (new cars will have hands-free devices which should solve the problem). Susan Kinney, Waynesboro

Asks industry aid on lock, dam issue
The cities of Augusta and North Augusta should consider other ramifications of a permanently ``lower'' water level in the Savannah River. Would we still host river races? Events like the races bring revenue into the city. What about private boat docking at Augusta? What else in the cities' ``lifestyles'' might change? Patricia Alley Carlisle, Aiken

Hits NAACP's 'squandered resources'
Why would the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People squander their organizational and financial resources on the Confederate flag issue when there is so much else that needs its attention? Gary L. Herde, Augusta

Backs chief deputy for new sheriff
I'm a nervous fellow and scared to death of cops. If I don't brush my teeth in the morning, I'm positive some officer is gonnagrab me by the throat and demand where all that ugly stuff in my mouth came from. Lamar Rush, Augusta

Calls mifepristone an abortifacient
In her letter, ``Urges approval of `morning after pill','' Mary Beth Pierucci states that ``many doctors who do not now provide abortions would be willing to offer mifepristone to their patients.'' She then states, ``If physicians begin to offer medical abortion services ...'' Charlene Luther, Augusta

Harsh, needed message
U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., has never been the darling of the liberal establishment, so eyebrows were raised last week when U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke invited the irascible North Carolinian, as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to address the United Nations Security Council.

Ruminates the Elian Gonzales case
Here is a timely scenario for us all to think about: A local woman gets an offer from her company to transfer to their office in Paris, France. She thinks about it and decides that her 8-year-old son would have a better life in Paris than in Augusta -- more culture, a richer history, etc. So without telling her husband she accepts the position and secretly plans for her and her son to move to Paris. Their departure day arrives, the woman kidnaps her son, and they board the plane for Paris without the knowledge or consent of her husband, the boy's father. John Hopkins, North Augusta

Where are senators?
The environmental impact of closing Augusta's New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam continues to foster debate ranging from Augusta and Atlanta to Washington, D.C.

Olympic champion slow in indoor comeback

Tyson arrives in Manchester for bout

West headed to Furman

Visits weigh in the decision process

Honesty can be the difference

Academics the top priority

Committing early takes the pressure off

DuBose guest speaker

Recruiters must solve mysteries

Coach recalls pursuit of Walker

This father does know best

Agassi, Sampras renew rivalry

Overtime: A rough night for Cummings vs. Mavericks

Overtime: Aiken Tech ranked No. 1 in hoops poll

Football recruits often face intense pressure

Emissions standards receive OK
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Board of Natural Resources gave final approval Wednesday to most elements of an air pollution reduction plan that will require the sale of low-sulfur gasoline by 2003 across much of Georgia's northern half, from Clarke and Oconee counties to the state's western border.

Online health spending to soar
NEW YORK -- A strong demand for prescription drugs will push spending online for health care products and services to $9.8 billion in 2004, up from just $200 million in 1999, a new study says.

Farmers call for controls on genetically modified crops
MONTREAL -- Small-scale farmers from around the world came to Montreal on Wednesday to ask for regulations limiting what they call ``genetic pollution'' -- genetically modified crops spreading their altered genes into the environment around them.

Some states reluctant to endorse Microsoft breakup
WASHINGTON -- Signaling a potential division within ranks that could complicate settlement talks and the next important phase of the Microsoft trial, some states active in the case believe the Justice Department's plan to break up one of the world's most successful companies may not be the best solution.

Future uncertain for nation's uranium plants
WASHINGTON -- The company that owns and operates the nation's only two uranium enrichment plants is considering cutting jobs and closing one of the facilities, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Study: Combining hormone supplements riskier than estrogen alone
CHICAGO -- Menopausal women using the common hormone supplements estrogen and progestin run a 20 percent higher risk of breast cancer than those who get estrogen alone, a study found.

Nuclear Radiation said to be healthful
The basis for John Cameron's crusade would shock most people: He believes we're not getting enough radiation every year.

Study: Mentally ill get different heart treatment
CHICAGO -- A study of 113,000 heart attack victims found that people with mental illnesses are much less likely to receive a bypass, angioplasty or other common, aggressive treatments.

Studies: Flu is common and often dangerous
Two large studies show the flu is a surprisingly common and often dangerous infection in children, and researchers say routine flu shots should be considered for youngsters.

Eight SRS workers test positive for toxic metal
Medical tests of some Savannah River Site workers have turned up eight cases of exposure to a metal blamed for illnesses at other nuclear-weapons sites.

Virtual classroom links school
When Kelli Spearman's fifth-grade class receives assignments, they don't always come through the traditional means.

First case of embalmer getting TB from corpse reported
Researchers in Baltimore have identified the first known case of an embalmer getting tuberculosis from a corpse.

Some states reluctant to endorse Microsoft breakup

Study: Mentally ill get different heart treatment

Farmers call for controls on genetically modified crops

Eight SRS workers test positive for toxic metal

Studies: Flu is common and often dangerous

Study: Combining hormone supplements riskier than estrogen alone

First case of embalmer getting TB from corpse reported

Future uncertain for nation's uranium plants

Nuclear Radiation said to be healthful

Online health spending to soar

Emissions standards receive OK

Virtual classroom links school