Forecasters' guesswork 'troubling'

Business briefs: GM rises, Chrysler falls in auto sales

Group gave $1.235 million in '99
The CSRA Community Foundation awarded $1.235 million to about 190 area groups and organizations during 1999, it reported this week.

City works to keep incubator
The company operating the city-owned small-business incubator is pulling out amid financial problems.

Watchdog group criticizes Georgia payday loan bill

Channels gear up for sweeps
Tune in tonight for an exclusive report you can't afford to miss! Expect to hear more of that starting Thursday as local television stations roll out the special segments for the February ratings period known as ``sweeps.''

Business briefs: GM rises, Chrysler falls in auto sales
DETROIT -- Major U.S. automakers turned in a mixed performance for January sales, with General Motors Corp. showing a strong gain, Ford Motor Co. seeing a modest increase and the Chrysler division of DaimlerChrysler AG posting a decline.

Business briefs: UPS declares jump in year's net income
ATLANTA -- United Parcel Service reported a 37 percent increase in net income for the final three months of 1999, its first quarter since becoming a publicly traded company.

Wireless phone companies to trade networks
Alltel will trade wireless networks with Bell Atlantic Corp. and merger partner GTE Corp. in 13 states, the company said Tuesday.

Sportswear seller will be auctioned
Just For Feet is for sale. The financially troubled Birmingham, Ala.-based sportswear company has been unable to sell the company and will put itself up for auction, a recent corporate statement said. A court hearing to schedule the auction is set for today. Just For Feet Inc., a national chain with more than 100 stores, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Wilmington, Del., in November.

Channels gear up for sweeps

Business briefs: UPS declares jump in year's net income

Watchdog group criticizes Georgia payday loan bill
A nonprofit watchdog group disputes a lawmaker's claim that his bill will protect consumers from payday lenders. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group says the bill weakens usury laws, not strengthens them.

Late heroics keep Syracuse unbeaten

UCLA'S Rush suspended for another season

Cold-shooting Paine pulls out win in OT

ACC notes: Jackets' struggles continue

Clemson's injury list growing

Terrapin women on the road to recovery

Spartans top Michigan; win 4th straight

Is this Cuba?

Hits judgment of cartoon, article

Radioactive switch

Defends right to fly Confederate flag

Jabs pro-Bill Clinton letter writer

Hits rhetoric of Confederate flag flap

Warns S.C. could feel retribution

Rips military leaders over vaccine case

Mocks mayor's stand on damage

Says Rooney's remarks crossed line

Notes there are 'strings attached'

Finds cursing to be bad manners

Wants national teacher of year allowed to speak

Cites steps to real education reform

In the know
You've heard of the majors in golf? Well, now you can major in golf. Johnson & Wales University's Florida campus in North Miami is offering a bachelor's degree in sports-entertainment-event management with a concentration in golf management.

The Asian markets
Last week we took a trip via a dish with a Mexican flair, so why not put another stamp in your culinary passport with an excursion to the Orient?

In private, Norman is down to earth
NEW YORK -- She's the diva of Girl Scout cookies. Opera star Jessye Norman sold more than 2,000 boxes in the past year -- ``my best year ever,'' she says.

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.

Small portions
Just in time for Black History Month: Good Things to Eat, a reprint of a charming cookbook first published by Rufus Estes in 1911 (Howling at the Moon Press, $19.95).

Group honors golfers

Aquinas girls dominate; Lincoln County boys win

North Augusta coach placed on leave; Yellow Jackets lose

NHL warns of All Star fakes

Forecasters' guesswork 'troubling'
That's my conclusion after more than a week of watching dozens of television weather people stand in front of large, colorful maps with furrowed brows trying to predict whether it will snow, sleet or rain. And you know what?

In private, Norman is down to earth

The Asian markets

In the know

In the know

Small portions

Wintry conditions freeze roadways

Jury selection begins in Hill slaying case
YORK, S.C. -- The weeklong process of selecting a jury began Monday in the death penalty trial of an Aiken County man accused of shooting three state social workers.

Birds that stalled road leave nest

Group seeks unified option to Corps plan

Across the area: Man changes plea as jury is selected

Barnes unveils land preservation plan

Group seeks unified option to Corps plan
Cities, agencies and industries that would be most affected by the Army Corps of Engineers' plan to decommission New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam agreed Tuesday to work together to find a solution.

Senate approves ticket resales for state events

Former officer pleads guilty
NEWBERRY, S.C. -- For the longest time, Edward J. Fallen Jr. denied the crime that nobody wanted to believe he'd committed.

Punishment for Rocker no surprise

City votes to settle discrimination suit
City commissioners voted Tuesday to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit by an assistant chief tax appraiser for $50,000.

Subdivision ordance struck down

South Carolina farm group sets business agenda

A dirty job

Surplus computers contained SRS data

Cellular One disputes 911 tax

Senate approves ticket resales for state events
ATLANTA -- Licensed brokerages and individuals soon could resell tickets to concerts, plays and sporting events if a bill approved by the Georgia Senate becomes law.

Lawyer: Trooper was in debt

School crime down in Aiken County

Council may add officer
AIKEN - An additional deputy is very likely to be added to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office when Aiken County Council meets again later this month. But approval of the position did not come easily at the council meeting Tuesday.

School crime down in Aiken County
COLUMBIA -- Aiken County School Superintendent Linda Eldridge received confirmation Monday that her zero-tolerance approach to school violence works.

Labor board finds cause in complaint
AIKEN -- The National Labor Relations Board has found reasonable cause to believe that officials at Tenneco Packaging had an employee, Gary McClain of Jackson, arrested and put in a mental hospital to squelch his union activity.

Barnes unveils land preservation plan
ATLANTA -- Forty counties containing 73 percent of Georgia's population would be eligible for land preservation grants under Gov. Roy Barnes' green-space initiative, the governor said Tuesday.

Parachute team to drop in at air show
Another group has been added to the list of participants at Skyfest 2000.

Cellular One disputes 911 tax
Cellular One disputes owing $394,956 for emergency 911 taxes Augusta officials contend the company should have billed its customers on behalf of the city between December 1998 and August.

Across the area: Man changes plea as jury is selected
An Augusta man accused of trying to force his way into a woman's apartment while demanding an act that would constitute aggravated sodomy pleaded guilty but mentally ill Tuesday.

Surplus computers contained SRS data
A local businessman said Tuesday that several surplus computers he received from Savannah River Site contained data not meant to leave the federal nuclear-weapons facility.

A dirty job
Erin Harris (from left), 8, her brother Will, 5, and friend Joey Baldwin, 5, take advantage of Tuesday's higher temperatures to build some sand castles at Hammond Hills Elementary School near their North Augusta homes.

Congress members lobby for dam solution

Former officer pleads guilty

County seeks fund method for highway

Subdivision ordance struck down
A Richmond County Superior Court judge has ruled unconstitutional an ordinance that prohibits developers from building subdivisions with smaller houses than those in adjacent neighborhoods and ordered the city not to enforce it.

Birds that stalled road leave nest
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- In 1997, two nesting eagles forced Chatham County highway engineers to reroute Truman Parkway.

South Carolina farm group sets business agenda
COLUMBIA -- South Carolina farmers for years have said they are the Rodney Dangerfields of the business world -- they get no respect in a state that is tops at attracting every other kind of economic development.

Crew unearths inert weapon
An Atlanta military bomb squad arrived in Augusta on Monday afternoon to investigate what was first believed to be a live explosive excavated from Augusta State University soil. But officials later learned that object was an inert practice round.

City votes to settle discrimination suit

Correction

Ex-deputy indicted in string of local crimes

Doctor perishes in blaze

Congress members lobby for dam solution
Augusta's congressional delegation is mulling changes in federal law to compel the Army Corps of Engineers to finance repairs at New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.

Labor board finds cause in complaint

County seeks fund method for highway
AIKEN -- If Augusta's Bobby Jones Expressway is to get jump-started northward beyond the roadblock at the Savannah River, it will be up to Aiken County to do it.

Ex-deputy indicted in string of local crimes
A former Columbia County sheriff's deputy was indicted Tuesday in a string of crimes -- including reporting a bomb at a school that turned out to be fake -- in what authorities say was an effort to get attention.

Doctor perishes in blaze
Embers from a fireplace caused the Sunday home fire that claimed the life of a local doctor, according to investigators.

Lawyer: Trooper was in debt
To hear his attorney tell it, there was no one reason why Trooper Edward J. Fallen Jr. chose to rob a BP gas station in Newberry, S.C., at gunpoint last spring and ruin a promising career with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Wintry conditions freeze roadways
The wintry weekend didn't drop much snow or ice on Augusta, but it was enough to give some local pupils a break from class Monday morning.

Across the area: State suspends Augusta lawyer

Correction
An article in Sunday's editions incorrectly stated that Rick Bernardi of North Augusta had carried and flown a Confederate flag in Vietnam.

Jury selection begins in Hill slaying case

Across the area: State suspends Augusta lawyer
The Georgia Supreme Court has suspended Augusta attorney Wayne P. Thigpen from the practice of law.

Evans sophomore earns wings
For four years, Jamail Larkins' age prevented him from reaching his dream of becoming a licensed pilot. And for one day, winter weather stopped him.

Warner's game is no fairy tale

Wizards settle on coach

NBA five-player deal is official

Seau to take Lewis' spot on Pro Bowl roster

Warner's game is no fairy tale

Titans establish seat at front table

Missouri legislators are overwhelmed by Rams win

Super Bowl champion coach retires

Super Bowl scores with 43.2 rating

Taylor gets probation in drug case

Lawyer says NFL star did not commit slayings

Larrykia Dukes
WILLISTON, S.C. -- Larrykia Shadazie Dukes, infant daughter of Larry Dukes and Shanda Vanessa Hatcher, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000.

Mrs. Inez Smalley
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Inez Harper Smalley, 96, of White Rock Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Lake Crossing Health Center.

Mr. Quber Baxley
WILLISTON, S.C. -- Mr. Quber Clude Baxley, 73, of Elko Street, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Mildred Dockins
WARRENVILLE -- Mrs. Mildred W. Dockins, 87, of Goldfish Lane, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at Brian Center-St. Andrews.

Mrs. Verdine Price
Mrs. Verdine Price, 77, of Appling, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Dr. Thomas Blanchard
Dr. Thomas Walter Blanchard, a urologist in Augusta for 30 years, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at his residence. He was 65.

The Rev. Henry Walker
WHITE PLAINS, Ga. -- The Rev. Henry Grady Walker, 85, of Liberty Church Road, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.

Dr. Thomas Blanchard, 65, Augusta urologist
Dr. Thomas Walter Blanchard, a urologist in Augusta for 30 years, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at his residence. He was 65.

Mr. Hugene Jones
Mr. Hugene Jones of Greene Street, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Beverly Manor.

Mr. John Tompkins
Mr. John W. Tompkins, 77, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Dorothy Sims
Mrs. Dorothy Redd Sims, of Lionel Street, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Robert Warren
DUBLIN, Ga. -- Mr. Robert W. ``Buddy'' Warren, 56, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Fairview Park Hospital.

Mrs. Patricia Marlowe
CANFIELD, Ohio -- Mrs. Patricia A. Marlowe, 70, of Lake Point Circle, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center, Youngstown.

Mrs. Mamie King
WASHINGTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Mamie Elizabeth Callaway King, 88, of Lexington Avenue, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Henry Walker
WHITE PLAINS, Ga. -- The Rev. Henry Grady Walker, 85, of Liberty Church Road, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital.

Mrs. Azerene Bussey
BELVEDERE -- Mrs. Azerene Hacker Bussey, 92, of Teresa Avenue, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Willie Mae Parker
Mrs. Willie Mae Parker, 78, of Dent Street, Martinez, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at her residence.

Ms. Janice Coleman
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Ms. Janice Coleman, 44, of Overstreet Road, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mr. John Alfred Harper
BELVEDERE -- Mr. John Alfred Harper, 74, of Audubon Circle, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Annie Smith
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Ms. Annie Sellars Smith, 83, of Georgia Highway 24, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Johnnie Clark Jr.
Mr. Johnnie Clark Jr., of Hillwood Lane, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Reuben Robinson
RINGGOLD, Ga. -- Mr. Reuben Allen Robinson, 75, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000.

Ms. Annie Turner
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Ms. Annie B. Turner, 89, of Five Notch Road, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Shirley Black
Mrs. Shirley M. Black, 67, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Bertha Videtto
FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. -- Mrs. Bertha W. Videtto, 73, of Nectarine Street, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at The Jane Adams House.

Mrs. Louise McGahee
STAPLETON, Ga. -- Mrs. Louise McGahee, 88, of Georgia Highway 296, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Douglas Busbia
Mr. Douglas Ronald Busbia, 62, of Martinez, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Morgan Pender
SPRINGFIELD, S.C. -- Mr. Morgan Leroy Pender, 89, of Railroad Avenue, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Bamberg County Hospital, Bamberg.

Mrs. Nina Mathis
Mrs. Nina C. Mathis, of Walton Way, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Westlake Manor Health Care.

Mrs. Esther R. Groat
Mrs. Esther R. Groat, 95, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, in North Augusta.

Mrs. Margaret Williams
AIKEN -- Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth McCarty Williams, 74, of Piper Road, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Ms. Donetta Wright
Ms. Donetta Wright, 56, of April Drive, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Robert McKane
AIKEN -- Mr. Robert H. McKane, 85, of Aiken, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Breana Coursey
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Breana Jean Coursey, infant daughter of Michael and Shannon McCary Coursey Jr. of Seymour Drive, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Esther R. Groat
Mrs. Esther R. Groat, 95, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at North Augusta Health Care.

Mr. Paul Whiteman
GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Paul E. Whiteman, 75, of Lanier Springs Drive, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000.

Mr. Charlie Key
BELVEDERE -- Mr. Charlie Butler Key, 72, of Sycamore Street, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Judith Benton
DUBLIN, Ga. -- Mrs. Judith Grandy Benton, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Fairview Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Thomas Callaham
NEW YORK -- Mr. Thomas ``T.L.'' Callaham, 80, of Quincy Street, Brooklyn, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital.

Mr. Russell Peel
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mr. Russell ``Rusty'' Edison Peel, 43, of Green Fork Church Road, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at his residence.

Rev. John Evans
COVINGTON, Ga. -- The Rev. John W. Evans, 76, of Newton Ridge Road, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at Newton General Hospital.

Mr. William Proctor
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Mr. William A. Proctor, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Carl Irvin
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Mr. Carl E. Irvin, 89, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000.

Mrs. Cora Steele
HAMPTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Cora Lee Steele, 80, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Hampton Regional Medical Center, Varnville.

Mrs. Patience Rouse
AIKEN -- Mrs. Patience W. Rouse, 83, of Edgefield Avenue, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center.

Mrs. Lela Smith
WARTHEN, Ga. -- Mrs. Lela Mae Smith, 36, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Mrs. Lillian Freeland
MCCORMICK, S.C. -- Mrs. Lillian Wilkie Freeland, 92, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at McCormick Health Care.

Mr. Ralph Newman
BELVEDERE -- Mr. Ralph Newman, 73, of Briarcliff Place, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, in Marietta, Ga.

Ms. Donetta Wright

Mrs. Lela Smith

Dr. Thomas Blanchard

Mr. Morgan Pender

Dr. Thomas Blanchard, 65, Augusta urologist

Breana Coursey

Mrs. Annie Smith

Mr. Charlie Key

Rev. Henry Walker

Mrs. Patricia Marlowe

Mr. Carl Irvin

Mr. John Alfred Harper

Ms. Janice Coleman

Mrs. Mamie King

Mrs. Shirley Black

Larrykia Dukes

Mrs. Azerene Bussey

Mrs. Verdine Price

Mrs. Cora Steele

Mrs. Judith Benton

Mr. John Tompkins

Mr. Russell Peel

Mr. William Proctor

Mr. Hugene Jones

Mr. Johnnie Clark Jr.

Mr. Robert Warren

Mrs. Mildred Dockins

Mrs. Patience Rouse

Mr. Thomas Callaham

Rev. John Evans

Mr. Quber Baxley

Mr. Paul Whiteman

Mrs. Lillian Freeland

Mrs. Inez Smalley

Mr. Reuben Robinson

Hits judgment of cartoon, article
Your Rick McKee cartoon concerning slime in the Savannah River has mountains to say about self-righteous judgment -- and ditto for the recent sports page article on John Rocker. Dick Donnelly, Martinez

Notes there are 'strings attached'
Your headline last Friday should have read, ``President presses for cut in taxes with strings attached.''>br> Carolyn Gatliff, Waynesboro

Finds cursing to be bad manners
Well, now we have another excuse to use bad manners and no self-control. Dr. Timothy Jay, ``a cursing expert,'' says it's ``more democratic and less oppressive.'' Give me a break! Joanne Paulos, Augusta

Fund Ga. charities
Why not let Georgians decide in a statewide referendum if they want any of their tax money to be spent on faith-based charities that help the needy?<

Warns S.C. could feel retribution
U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., could possibly do harm to South Carolina. He is backing Sen.John McCain, R-Ariz., for president. Herbert L. Grosberg, North Augusta

Is this Cuba?
The year is still young, but not so young we can't present to Georgia House Speaker Tom Murphy, D-Bremen, the award for the most petty, vindictive action of the year. He muzzled the 1999 national teacher of the year, Augusta's Andy Baumgartner!

Radioactive switch
A lot of people are scratching their heads over Energy Secretary Bill Richardson's weekend announcement that the federal government, for the first time, says ``that people got cancer from radiation exposure in the (Department of Energy's 14 nuclear weapons) plants,'' including the Savannah River Site.

Rips military leaders over vaccine case
The article on Maj. Sonnie Bates indicates how out of touch military leaders are with the troops. The Department of Defense is out of control. Bob Cipperly, Evans

Argues against closing lock and dam
This is in reply to the letter writers in favor of decommissioning the New Savannah Lock and Dam. Ronald Swank, Blythe

Blasts governor's `alliance' on schools
Georgia and its illustrious Gov. Roy Barnes are at it again. A typical Barnes response to a problem is, when in doubt, throw more money at it and maybe it will goaway. I recently read the article on the governor's crony-filled organization called the ``Breakthrough Alliance'' and its million-dollar ad campaign to push education reform in the state. Steve Grinstead, Martinez

Cites steps to real education reform
Gov. Roy Barnes has decided to take on education reform in the state of Georgia. This is a good thing. For far too long, children in our state and our county have been shortchanged. Our tax money goes to administrative and bureaucracy expenditures. This is old news. Something must be done, and Gov. Barnes has decided he will do it. Penny Strader, Augusta

Hits rhetoric of Confederate flag flap
The rhetoric behind the Confederate flag is malarkey. Is this outcry over the flag being used for political gain, to promote votes? Is it election time once again? This is a state issue, not a federal issue to be used as an aid for an election. S. Tool, Hephzibah

Ponders abortion, capital punishment
I find it interesting that the liberals in this country are claiming to try to help all people in society. The liberals always are looking out for the underdog? Well, maybe. But maybe they're only looking out for their opportunity to obtain power. I can't swallow this stupid ``hate crimes'' law, because all crimes should be punished to the highest level. Doug Morehouse, Martinez

Wants national teacher of year allowed to speak
Kudos to Andy Baumgartner! Debra Samples, Wrens

Mocks mayor's stand on damage
I am writing in response to Mayor Bob Young saying that the Corps of Engineers should be re-sponsible for the damages caused by the drawdown at the Lock and Dam. To this I say: ``Balderdash.'' You are not in favor of Augusta taking over the responsibility of the day-to-day operations of it (Lock and Dam) nor the financial burden of maintenance and repair. This test should give you a clue as to what will happen when the Corps of Engineers abandon andor remove it. David W. Nowakowski, Waynesboro

Sees opportunity to bridge racial divide
We have lived in South Carolina for about 30 years and in Georgia for about 30 years; therefore, we write this letter with a considerable amount of experience and knowledge. Paul and Anne Cook, Augusta

Jabs pro-Bill Clinton letter writer
In regard to the Jan. 19 letter by E. Maner praising Bill Clinton as the greatest president of the century:>br> Harry Oliphant, Hephzibah

Says Rooney's remarks crossed line
The remarks by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes on Jan. 23 about symbols crossed the line on objective reporting. The Confederate flag is a banner representing states' rights for a generation of my ancestors who possessed a will to fight for personal beliefs. Jack I. Ramage Sr., North Augusta

Laments loss of liberty in dam debacle
I wonder if anyone who has suffered extensive damage by the actions of the Corps of Engineers now feels we are living in the land of the free and the home of the brave? I have serious doubts that they do. Jessie B. Hitt, Augusta

Defends right to fly Confederate flag
Re Ken Gott's Jan. 26 letter. S. F. Chance, Perkins

Rocker overkill
Is the nation's moral compass out of whack?

Controversy overshadows first workout

NCAA's evolving eligibility rules test coaches, players

Georgia withdraws scholarship offer to Respert

Jackets' offense suits QB

Rocker hit with MLB suspension

Southern looking to reload

Quarterbacks top Gamecocks' class

Report has Reds close to Griffey deal

Lynch, Scott make choices

Prep stars to make decisions official

Focus of pitch changes

Overtime: Lewis named fighter of year by writers

Now that there's a deal, U.S. women plan for league

Bulldogs look to close strong

Controversy overshadows first workout

Punishment for Rocker no surprise

Overtime: McEnroe subs 2 ailing pros for Davis Cup

Lynch, Scott make choices

Clemson searches for speed

FDA approves first digital mammograms
WASHINGTON -- The nation's first digital mammograms -- computerized breast X-rays to hunt breast cancer -- were approved by the government Monday.

AIDS epidemic traced back to 1930
SAN FRANCISCO -- The worldwide AIDS epidemic has been traced back to a single viral ancestor -- the HIV Eve -- that emerged perhaps around 1930.

Therapy improves recovery
Radiation after angioplasty prevents future blockages in most patients, a process that University Hospital is hoping to help prove effective.n

Computer trouble, bad weather delay launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Computer trouble and bad weather forced NASA on Monday to delay the launch of space shuttle Endeavour on a quest to create the finest map of Earth ever produced.

Congress moves to improve electronic food stamp program
WASHINGTON -- People using electronic food stamp accounts could obtain groceries in every state under legislation that passed the House on Monday and goes to President Clinton for his signature.

NASA shares works
What do cable television, cordless power drills and disposable diapers have in common?

Internet ads, commercials pitched at women mark Super Bowl telecast
NEW YORK -- TV's priciest commercials had Internet companies digging deep in their wallets and a few messages to an audience that Super Bowl advertisers have seldom addressed -- women.

Preventive surgery may add years for gene-linked breast cancer survivors
CHICAGO -- Young women with breast cancer associated with two genetic mutations may live years longer by having their healthy breast and their ovaries removed, a study found.

Endeavour's flight off until next week
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Endeavour's mission to map the Earth is off until at least next week because of an unreliable computer.

Space discoveries
Matt Whittaker, 11, (left) and his brother Joey, 13, watch a movie of the building of the International Space Station .

New York planetarium offers virtual tour of universe
NEW YORK -- When the new Hayden Planetarium opens to the public Feb. 19, it will not only show kids the heavens but take them there, too.

Relationship should be built on dual trust

Relationship should be built on dual trust
``I have a problem with this girl. She thinks I'm cheating for no reason. I love her with all my heart, and I would do anything for her. But she's always spying on me or thinking that I'm doing something wrong.'' -- 16-year-old Augusta boy

Your Style
Caroline Kobe, 13, an eighth-grader at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School.

School badges become part of the problem

Identify yourself
What's in an ID badge? Not much, according to some teens who attend area schools. Identification badges now are required in most schools as part of stricter dress code policies instituted in the summer in response to last spring's Columbine High School shootings in Colorado.

School badges just another rite of passage

Your Style

School badges just another rite of passage
Teen-agers across the area are riled up due to one of the newest styles to hit our generation.

School badges become part of the problem
OK, you all know the drift by now. Wear the badge ... or else. Since the beginning of the school year, students in Columbia County have been wearing ID badges. Some students at local schools have worn them even longer than that. The issue may be old now, but the feelings are still there.

Identify yourself

Therapy improves recovery

Internet ads, commercials pitched at women mark Super Bowl telecast

Preventive surgery may add years for gene-linked breast cancer survivors

Space discoveries

FDA approves first digital mammograms

NASA shares works

Computer trouble, bad weather delay launch

New York planetarium offers virtual tour of universe

Congress moves to improve electronic food stamp program