'Rolls-Royce for Volkswagen price'

Junior comes home in one of Reds' biggest trades

Trade is baseball's latest blockbuster

Rocker testifies at suspension hearing

Ties are language of romance

Business briefs: Nasdaq continues its closing highs
NEW YORK -- The Nasdaq composite index soared to another closing high Thursday, and blue-chip stocks once again lagged behind.

Parts plant unveils

Business briefs
SAN FRANCISCO -- Windows 2000, Microsoft's new corporate operating system debuting next week, can give businesses greater computing power to help them cope with the challenges of the new Internet economy. But whether businesses will buy it is uncertain.

Condos proposed near Augusta National
Developers want to erect a 10-story condominium building across the street from the Augusta National Golf Club, documents filed with the Augusta planning department show.

Business briefs: Nasdaq continues its closing highs

Condos proposed near Augusta National

Organizations show interest in business aid

Chamber shows off its success
ATLANTA -- Although the logo of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce prominently features a golf ball atop a tee, there's a lot more to the Augusta area than the Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament.

Organizations show interest in business aid
Three organizations -- two governmental, one private -- say they are interested in running the city-owned small-business incubator if the current operator backs out.

Parts plant unveils
AIKEN - With no frills or fancies and before a sparse crowd, Project X was officially named Friday, ending months of speculation that a foreign car parts company would come to Aiken.

Chamber shows off its success

Barkley reinstated by NCAA

Is it time for ACC to send SOS?

Lady Bulldogs rout Gamecocks

Gators confident there will be no letdown vs. Vols

All streaks come to an end

Changing of the guard on hardwood

Lady Jaguars in hunt for tournament berth

College basketball notes: Wildcats guard to transfer

Paine set for homecoming game

Louisville hands Orangemen second straight loss

S.C. magistrate reform

Praises EMA action during storm

Seeks funds to control tobacco

Don't panic on Austria

Slams racist groups of all colors

Hits 'pity parties' of minorities

Lock & Dam solution?

Cyber-terrorists strike

Veto threatens N-waste bill

Fears for our children's future

Addresses McCain on abortion issue

Urges writer to tackle national topics

Wants `symbol of tyranny' removed

Augusta Symphony will face challenge playing for Platters
This year, the Augusta Symphony's Valentine Pops at the Bell will feature a group of singers who set teen-age hearts throbbing -- in the 1950s.

Christian music gets Celtic twist
Rebellion in the music industry is not limited to punk bands and rock 'n' roll stars. Christian folk favorite Michael Card, long known for spurning contemporary notions of canned Christian music, strides farther from the crowd with his latest album, Starkindler: A Celtic Conversation Across Time.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Dollywood a dream park for young fans
Opryland theme park in Nashville, Tenn., may be just a wonderful memory (it was leveled for a shopping mall), but Dollywood -- on the other side of Tennessee in Pigeon Forge -- is thriving.

Anger is our worst adversary
`Not him, Lord; that's impossible. He could never become a Christian!''

Monster Mash
Like the automotive personification of its namesake, the World Wrestling Federation Stone Cold 3:16 monster truck is a menacing presence, even when quiet and still. Its silent snarl seems to telegraph ``I like to kill cars'' -- an activity for which it is singularly qualified.

Image on wall resembles face of Jesus, visitors to house say
ALAMO, Ga. -- Crowds continue to flock to a rural residence near this town, where a shadowy image on an exterior wall is said to resemble the face of Christ.

Vaudeville goes high-tech
The three performers who comprise Lazer Vaudeville have taken the traditional idea of what vaudeville is and turned it on its ear.

Snake Doctrine
Brian Moore has some lively scripture teaching aids that he carries in a pillowcase and feeds mice once a week.

Gardening good way to nurture a family
The hectic lifestyles of today's families leave little time for togetherness. However, gardening offers a perfect opportunity for a family to share and learn together.

Faith digest
Chip Brim of Branson, Mo., who gave up coaching baseball in 1998 to train champs for Christ, will speak at 7:30 tonight and at 10 a.m. Sunday at Greater Works Ministries, 607 Shartom Drive.

'Godspell' role excites young actor
It's not easy playing Jesus. That's what Clint Morris has learned rehearsing for his role in Godspell.

Christian broadcasters want to see FCC curbe
An attempt by the Federal Communications Commission to rein in religious broadcasters in December ended in a storm of protest -- and the commission quickly reversed its 3-2 decision by a 4-1 vote in January.

New take on patio doors
After 18 years, four kids and seven grandchildren, the Blessings' home is getting a new look. But it has Don and Joy Blessing feeling a little cramped.

D'Angelo returns with a sensuous groove
It's been five years since D'Angelo shocked the music world with his slinky ode to old-school soul, Brown Sugar. His enigmatic vocals, combined with rumbling instrumentals that were part hip hop and part Stax-era soul, effectively merged the music of two generations into something startling and new.

Warmer weather stimulates Thurmond fishermen

Blinders on, Love tries to keep Tiger out of sight

Patience pays off for Woods

Wadkins shoots 65, one back in ACE Group Classic

Gow, two others break par in Australian Masters

Change is Woods' lucky charm

Davies shoots 67 hours after eye surgery

Pak looks for results after scorecard debacle

Tiger comes to life

Georgia prep basketball game scores

South Carolina prep basketball scores

Lady Spartans top Lady Bulldogs

Dublin boys give Statesboro scare

Georgia prep basketball game scores

Brentwood girls take region title

Lady Spartans top Lady Bulldogs

High school scores

500 wins doesn't faze Zissette

Jefferson Co. senior finds God, game

Boys, girls region tourneys continue tonight

Lady Spartans surprise coach with run

ABC scores in first NHL telecast

Lynx battle back to win in OT

Lynx ledger

Lynx win again in OT

Ties are language of romance
Time for a Valentine's Day quiz. The following is provided by the Neckwear Association of America. See how you do.

Tipper Gore visits area
Tipper Gore stood amidst the Williams family Friday and posed smiling for a picture. ``It's all about keeping families together,'' she told John Williams, 35, a self-employed painting contractor in Augusta who can't afford health insurance for his family of five. That was the message Vice President Al Gore's wife took away from Beulah Grove Community Center after a short round-table discussion on how the center, its primary care clinic and outreach programs are improving the community. It is a story Mrs. Gore planned to repeat as she campaigned to elect her husband president. -- The Augusta Chronicle

Bradley-Gore tangle gets nastier
LOS ANGELES -- Bracing for more questions about his past anti-abortion record, Vice President Al Gore conceded his position has shifted over the years and accused Bill Bradley of trying to use the issue to drive a wedge between Democrats. Gore read from notecards what amounted to his most extensive public explanation to date of his anti-choice positions as a congressman from Tennessee. It was a pre-emptive strike against Bradley, who was heading to Seattle today to hammer some more at questions of whether abortion rights is a core value for Gore. Today, Gore was receiving an endorsement from the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay and lesbian rights group, representing 350,000 members. Both Bradley and Gore courted the endorsement.Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Augusta suffers low blood supply
In an effort to replenish low blood supplies in Augusta, Saturn of Augusta and Shepeard Community Blood Center will team up Saturday for National Donor Day. This nationwide event will promote the donation of whole blood, bone marrow, cord blood, organs and tissue. Donor recruiter Amy Pearson said Augusta is in desperate need of blood.Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Augusta Symphony will face challenge playing for Platters

Gardening good way to nurture a family

Christian music gets Celtic twist

Vaudeville goes high-tech

Image on wall resembles face of Jesus, visitors to house say

Faith digest

Snake Doctrine

Christian broadcasters want to see FCC curbe

Ramblin' Rhodes: Dollywood a dream park for young fans

Anger is our worst adversary

Monster Mash

Across the area: Roadways closed for repair work

Neighbors' chase leads to 4 arrests

Bradley-Gore tangle gets nastier

Teen-age gunmen get stern sentences
A teen-ager and his two younger cohorts who shot a pawn shop manager during an armed robbery, allegedly on the orders of their gang leader, will spend most of their adulthood behind bars.

Parts supplier may to come to Aiken

Man gets 10-year sentence for assault
Robert Coy Ybabes walked away from kidnapping and robbery charges in 1998 when the victim refused to prosecute. Last spring, she said, he attacked her again.

Witnesses describe trauma

Veteran gets late accolades
It took half a century, but Kenneth W. Wood Jr. finally received the Purple Heart medal he earned in the Korean War.

Campaigns coming
AIKEN -- Aiken area voters will have more than one chance to see presidential hopefuls in person during the last week before South Carolina's crucial Republican primary.

Fish kills blamed on drawdown
A fish kill near the wastewater discharge of an east Augusta chemical plant could be linked to changes in flow patterns caused by the Jan. 16 drawdown of the Savannah River, according to company officials.

Deputies' skits have anti-crime themes
BEAUFORT, S.C. -- Their badges were replaced by gang colors for a morning.

Neighbors' chase leads to 4 arrests
Thanks to the concern of several neighbors, Grovetown police say they ended what they believe was a several-months-long burglary ring.

Attorney critical of school's admissions policy

Man facing charges has extensive arrest record
Before Carlton Atkins Jones was arrested Wednesday on multiple charges, including aggravated child molestation and armed robbery, pardons and parole officials were preparing to charge him with his seventh parole violation since 1994, according to a spokeswoman.

Federal funds sought for paving
ATLANTA -- The bad news is the Georgia Department of Transportation can't help Columbia County pay for 20 miles of paving dirt roads. That means the county must ante up another $2 million to pave them, bringing the estimated total to about $6 million from county coffers.

Artistic spotlight hits Augusta
Artists of Augusta: steady your easels and tune your instruments -- Georgia's artistic bigwigs are about to take notice.

Augusta suffers low blood supply

Blood center requests donations
In an effort to replenish low blood supplies in Augusta, Saturn of Augusta and Shepeard Community Blood Center will team up today for National Donor Day.

Across the area

Child safety seat check helps promote awareness
There are about 70 different models of child car seats on the market, and hundreds of models of cars with more than 20 types of seat belt systems.

County mystified by cotton broker
STATESBORO, Ga. -- David Harry Prosser spent most of his life in Bulloch County. He was a hometown boy in Brooklet, a town of 1,000 people.

Hopeful's wife visits health clinic
Tipper Gore stood amid the Williams family Friday and posed smiling for a picture. ``It's all about keeping families together,'' she told John Williams, 35, a self-employed painting contractor in Augusta who can't afford health insurance for his family of five.

Hopeful's wife visits health clinic

Tax chief called on to resign
COLUMBIA -- Republican Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler has demanded the resignation of the state Revenue Department director appointed by Democratic Gov. Jim Hodges after reports of flaws in the state's calculations of car taxes.

New drama based on Marines
An extra dose of drama is coming to Parris Island, S.C., this spring.

Aiken basketball players arrested
AIKEN -- Two star basketball players for South Aiken High School were arrested Friday and charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Classmates recall girl who died in house fire

Across the area
in car accidentA sick infant on her way home from a doctor's office was killed in a one-car crash in Burke County on Friday, apparently after her grandmother became distracted and lost control of the vehicle, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Senate approves measure against animal cruelty

Teen-age gunmen get stern sentences

Project aims at downtown tourism
Some artists work in paint and canvas, some in clay or marble. Very few, however, work in the exotic medium of the giant golf ball.

House OKs education reform bill

Budget stresses welfare
ATLANTA -- Welfare recipients having a tough time getting off government assistance would benefit most from changes to Gov. Roy Barnes' midyear budget request approved Friday by the House Appropriations Committee.

Attorney critical of school's admissions policy
ATHENS, Ga. - Speaking to a group of college Republicans in Athens on Wednesday, the Atlanta attorney suing the University of Georgia over its race preference said the odor of affirmative action is getting ``stronger and stronger'' on college campuses.

Deputies' skits have anti-crime themes

New drama based on Marines

Wife takes stand in Hill case

Federal funds sought for paving

Veteran gets late accolades

Study of river in-depth
ATHENS, Ga. -- More than a dozen University of Georgia researchers are beginning the second phase of a long-term, multimillion-dollar research project aimed at understanding a system that might be even more complex than the Wall Street financial markets -- the Georgia coastal zone.

Gas prices increases hit firms, consumers

Firm: 162 plaintiffs should be dropped
Most residents suing a former wood treating company should be dismissed from the lawsuit because there is no evidence their properties were contaminated by toxic chemicals, a company lawyer argued Thursday.

Gore will hold local medical roundtable
Tipper Gore's visit to Augusta today is less about campaigning and more about finding a successful health care model.

Witnesses describe trauma
AIKEN -- It was a horrifying first day on the job for Wanda Gamache in 1996.

Client still struggling after scandal
After two years of court hearings, a legislative bailout and hard financial times, most clients of former cotton broker David Prosser have recovered their losses.

House OKs education reform bill
ATLANTA - Gov. Roy Barnes won a legislative victory Thursday with the overwhelming passage in the House of his education reform proposal with the addition of no amendments.

Man gets 10-year sentence for assault

Warming up
Shirley Massey enjoys Thursday's weather while walking in River View Park in North Augusta with her dog Molly. Today's temperatures are expected to reach the mid-70s.

Medic badge can represent best in field
FORT STEWART, Ga. -- Soupy mud seeped through Sgt. William Bryant's camouflaged pants. Yellow smoke wafted into his face. Barbed wire snagged suspenders holding his canteens and other gear.

Senate approves measure against animal cruelty
ATLANTA -- Spurred by a number of highly publicized incidents of animal cruelty throughout the state in recent months, the Georgia Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill that would make felonies of more serious cases of animal abuse.

Correction
The two skaters on the front page of Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle were misidentified in the caption. The skaters were Maya Usova and her partner Evgeny Platov in the couple's opening performance of the 2000 winter tour of Champions on Ice on Wednesday at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Parts supplier may to come to Aiken
AIKEN - A Mansfield, Ohio, auto parts supplier is expected to announce today that it will bring 100 new jobs to Aiken.

Changes in county government sought
ATLANTA -- Local legislators promised Thursday to bring discussions of changing Columbia County's government back into Columbia County.

Tipper Gore visits area

Study of river in-depth

Davidson pupil wins county bee
The eight-letter word made Amber Smith nervously toy with the zipper of her burgundy jacket.

Firm: 162 plaintiffs should be dropped

Classmates recall girl who died in house fire
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- The bulletin board in Tracy Mills' classroom is full of pictures of babies, laughing children and fashion models cut out of magazines.

Medic badge can represent best in field

Across the area: Roadways closed for repair work
Repair work will keep part of Pleasant Home Road closed today and will shut down three ramps at the Interstate 20/Bobby Jones Expressway interchange all weekend.

Gore will hold local medical roundtable

Child safety seat check helps promote awareness

Warming up

Project aims at downtown tourism

Wife takes stand in Hill case
AIKEN -- After suffering years from her husband's depressing moods, withdrawal from the family and multiple suicide attempts, Jacqueline Hill called her husband and asked for a divorce.

Man facing charges has extensive arrest record

Gas prices increases hit firms, consumers
The highest gas prices in South Carolina in a decade are putting the pinch on business and state agencies' fuel budgets, with things likely to worsen.

Campaigns coming

Aiken basketball players arrested

Budget stresses welfare

Client still struggling after scandal

Rodman on his best behavior in return

Knights remain unbeaten

Jamison pulls out of dunk contest, rookie game

Malone skips All-Star media day

Carruth offers alibi for day girlfriend murdered

Rice's salary make his return to 49ers questionable

Marino, Dolphins void contract

Grand jury indictes NFL star Ray Lewis

Warrants issued in Lewis case

Mr. Mitchell Argoc
PELION, S.C. -- Mr. Mitchell Lee Argoc, 83, of Main Street, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Barnwell County Hospital, Barnwell.

Mr. Jesse Hill
Mr. Jesse Lee Hill, of Hardwick Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Margie Cross
Mrs. Margie Hadden Cross, 73, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Charlton Paul Sr.
WADLEY, Ga. -- Mr. Charlton S. Paul Sr., 60, of River Road, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Allene McClendon
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - Mrs. Allene D. McClendon, 89, died Thursday, Feb 2, 2000, at Winter Garden Health Center.

Mr. Ernest Hey
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Ernest Leslie Hey, 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Jayantilal Desai
Mr. Jayantilal Desai, 64, of Martinez, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia.

Mr. William Thompson
AIKEN -- Mr. William H. ``Pete'' Thompson, 70, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Marlene Moore
Mrs. Marlene ``Molly'' Moore, 63 of Shalimar Drive, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Julian Woodward
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. -- Mr. Julian ``Quincy'' Woodward, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Homer Burns
SAVANNAH -- Mr. Homer Burns, 55, of Hopkins Street, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital, Statesboro.

Mrs. Vernell Garnett
GROVETOWN -- Mrs. Vernell Burns Garnett, 75, of Baker Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. James Taylor
AIKEN -- Mr. James Taylor III, of Whitney Drive, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Marion Shannon
Mr. Marion Earl Shannon, of Tripoli Court, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mrs. Edwina Howard
Mrs. K. Edwina Howard, of Bowers Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Mattie Lou Hardy
Mrs. Mattie Lou Hardy, 96, of Davis Road, Martinez, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Monroe County Hospital, Forsyth.

Mrs. Lucy Pate
Mrs. Lucy Ray Pate, 73, of Montcrief Avenue, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000.

Mrs. Daisy O'Hara
DEKALB, Ga. - Mrs. Daisy Hanson Crawford O'Hara, 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at DeKalb Medical Center.

Mr. Leslie Thompson
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mr. Leslie Edmond Thompson, 70, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Screven County Hospital.

Mrs. Lucille Gillis
Mrs. Lucille D. Gillis, of Tate Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Lou Powell
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Lou Price Powell, 90, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mr. Joe Prestridge
Mr. Joe Ray Prestridge, 71, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Robert Loyd Jr.
Mr. Robert Loyd Jr., of Laney Walker Boulevard, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Ellen Sapp
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Ellen Jenkins Sapp, 95, of Briarwood Apartments, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Herbert Wall
MCCORMICK, S.C. -- Mr. Herbert Cecil Wall, 62, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Self Memorial Hospital, Greenwood.

Mrs. Marjorie Connell
Mrs. Marjorie Usry Connell, 77, of Heckle Street, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Jenning's Health Care.

Mrs. Desalee Chavis
BLACKVILLE, S.C. -- Mrs. Desalee Mizzell Chavis, 76, of Honeysuckle Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Hampton Regional Medical Center, Hampton.

Mrs. Willie Jackson
SPARTA, Ga. -- Mrs. Willie M. Rhodes Jackson, 65, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Providence Health Care.

Mrs. Dorothy Bowie
Mrs. Dorothy L. Bowie, 78, of Lumpkin Road, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Sarah May
LEXSY, Ga. -- Mrs. Sarah Jewell Youmans May, 96, of Nunez-Lexsy Road, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000.

Rev. Tommy Blackwell
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- The Rev. Tommy Lee Blackwell, of Elberton Highway, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Ms. Ida Stephens
Ms. Ida Stephens, 92, of Third Street, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Mildred Kendrick
JEWEL, Ga. -- Mrs. Mildred Darnell Lewis Kendrick died Tuesday, February 8, 2000 at the residence.

Mrs. Mattie Dorsey
Mrs. Mattie Bell Dorsey, 65, of Dublin Drive, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Patricia Pund
Mrs. Patricia Pund, 71, of Evans, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Bernice Nunnally
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Bernice Davis Nunnally, 73, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah.

Mr. John Herndon
LANGLEY -- Mr. John D. Herndon, 63, of Abby Lane, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Arthur Ritter
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- Mr. Arthur Robert Ritter, 47, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at Colleton Medical Center, Walterboro.

Mrs. Lillie Grablowsky
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Mrs. Lillie Rogol Grablowsky, 84, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Michael Key
AIKEN -- Mr. Michael Key, 39, of Horry Street Northwest, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Sussie Dickerson
LINCOLNTON - Mrs. Sussie D. Dickerson, 77, of Anthony Street, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at Wilkes Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Wylina Morris
REX, Ga. -- Mrs. Wylina C. Morris, 90, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, in Atlanta.

Mr. Johnny Brown Jr.
THOMSON -- Mr. Johnny Lee Brown Jr., 17, of Bussey Avenue, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. George Brown
MCCORMICK, S.C. -- Mr. George Brown, 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000.

Mr. Robert Spangler
MCCORMICK, S.C. -- Mr. Robert Kenneth Spangler, 76, of Windy Circle, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Jessie Young Jr.
FAIRFAX, S.C. -- Mr. Jessie Young Jr., 50, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Providence Hospital, Columbia.

Harold Aaronson, 70,
Mr. Harold ``Chubby'' Aaronson, 70, who worked his way from newspaper carrier to production manager for The Augusta Chronicle, died Wednesday.

Mr. Guy Boulineau
WRENS, Ga. -- Mr. Guy Boulineau, 79, of Campground Road, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. James Holmes
JOHNSTON, S.C. -- Mr. James Obie Holmes Sr., 82, of Lee Street, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Richard Crawford
Mr. Richard Crawford, 69, of East Taylor Street, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Johnnie Sherlock
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Johnnie K. Sherlock, 83, of Blanche Drive, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. William Morgan
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. William P. ``Bill'' Morgan, 83, of West Arlington Heights, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Evelyn Smith
GRANITEVILLE -- Mrs. Evelyn Matthews Smith, 78, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Johnnie Sherlock

Ms. Ida Stephens

Mr. Leslie Thompson

Mr. Robert Spangler

Mrs. Marjorie Connell

Mr. Arthur Ritter

Mrs. Lou Powell

Mr. Jesse Hill

Rev. Tommy Blackwell

Mrs. Ellen Sapp

Mrs. Sarah May

Mrs. Marlene Moore

Mrs. Willie Jackson

Mrs. Mattie Lou Hardy

Mr. Jayantilal Desai

Mr. Ernest Hey

Mrs. Bernice Nunnally

Mr. Johnny Brown Jr.

Mrs. Lucille Gillis

Mrs. Allene McClendon

Mrs. Edwina Howard

Mr. Robert Loyd Jr.

Mr. Charlton Paul Sr.

Mr. Julian Woodward

Mrs. Wylina Morris

Mr. Marion Shannon

Mrs. Evelyn Smith

Mrs. Mildred Kendrick

Mr. Guy Boulineau

Mrs. Margie Cross

Mrs. Vernell Garnett

Mrs. Lillie Grablowsky

Mr. Richard Crawford

Mrs. Dorothy Bowie

Mr. John Herndon

Mr. Michael Key

Mr. Mitchell Argoc

Mrs. Mattie Dorsey

Sisler: Who will mourn for the murdered babies?
THOUSANDS OF fans said goodbye to Georgia's favorite gorilla, remembering Willie B., who died Feb. 2, as a ``treasured and noble friend whose life in captivity freed the minds of humans.'' So said the Associated Press.

McCain, Lott feud over Pentagon's 'pork-spending'
Supporters of John McCain, left, should demand he stop attacking Trent Lott, and begin collaborating with the Senate majority leader in expediting weapons systems the Pentagon does, most certainly, `want and need.'

Declares North violated Constitution
In 1860 and 1861 the Southern states made a determination that it was expedient for them to exercise their constitutional privilege of withdrawing from the Union. ... It was done in an honorable and legal manner by men of calm and alert minds who were generally well-versed in the field of government and politics. Their decision was based on current conditions and relevant information of that time.\rDonald R. Sturkie, Ridge Spring

Hits demise of personal responsibility
As you probably know, Burger King is recalling a kid's meal toy. They are not recalling just a few toys, they are recalling countless millions of them. The reason they are recalling them is because several idiots in this country give them to babies. Donny Gray, Augusta

Sisler: Who will mourn for the murdered babies?
THOUSANDS OF fans said goodbye to Georgia's favorite gorilla, remembering Willie B., who died Feb. 2, as a ``treasured and noble friend whose life in captivity freed the minds of humans.'' So said the Associated Press.

Veto threatens N-waste bill
Proponents for a safer nuclear power industry should be cheered by the U.S. Senate's bipartisan vote Thursday to start shipping commercial nuclear waste to Yucca Mountain, Nev., in 2007. It's also heartening that all four of our two-state senators backed the measure.

Lock & Dam solution?
Area residents who want to save the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam in the wake of last month's drawdown of the river should be heartened that private companies are looking at the project as a potential for hydroelectric power.<

Declares North violated Constitution
In 1860 and 1861 the Southern states made a determination that it was expedient for them to exercise their constitutional privilege of withdrawing from the Union. ... It was done in an honorable and legal manner by men of calm and alert minds who were generally well-versed in the field of government and politics. Their decision was based on current conditions and relevant information of that time. Donald R. Sturkie, Ridge Spring

Urges writer to tackle national topics
I think it's great that veteran editor Phil Kent has been elevated to be a political columnist (the long term goal of most print journalists), and that he'll still continue to serve as the paper's senior editorial writer specializing in local and statewide Georgia and South Carolina issues. Kathleen Haro, Aiken

Cyber-terrorists strike
You just never know where and when trouble will come. The widely hyped Y2K problem never materialized, but now we have the kind of computer chaos that Y2K was expected to create -- including a huge drop in the stock market.

Seeks funds to control tobacco
For years, people have smoked. For years, tobacco use has been an accepted behavior in our society. And for years, the misinformation about tobacco use has led to the deaths of millions of Georgians. It's time to change. Bob Hudson, Augusta

S.C. magistrate reform
A bill to reform South Carolina's magistrate system has been approved by a House-Senate conference committee and seems headed for the governor's desk.

Addresses McCain on abortion issue
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was asked what he would do if his 15-year-old daughter informed him that she was pregnant. With all of his years of political experience he responded with a very ``wishy-washy'' answer that gave voters reason to doubt that he was ready to defend the rights of the unborn. Noreen Coughlan, Augusta

Wants `symbol of tyranny' removed
I read with great interest Margaret O'Shea's very moving Jan. 30 article regarding Harold Salley's thoughts on his family's Southern heritage. With all of the controversy surrounding the symbolism of the Confederate flag in Georgia and South Carolina, I had to pause and consider the following: Jerry Scott, Augusta

Fears for our children's future
I question the frame of mind of parents. Have we taken the time to look at the school system or are we reacting to what the system is producing? Are we so caught up in the media campaign of crime that we overlook how the children are being programmed? A. Brown, Augusta

Defends pitcher's freedom of speech
I am responding to the Dec. 23 article, ``Rocker's big mouth lands him in big trouble.'' Havingreflected on this issue for several weeks, I think it is time to revisit the incident. Tom Boone, Aiken

Slams racist groups of all colors
At least five of my ancestors served the Confederate States of America during the War of Northern Aggression. Four of them died in action, two brothers on the same day at Malvern Hill. My great-great-Grandfather, by the grace of God, made it back home to raise a family on the family farm in south Georgia; otherwise, I would not be here to write this letter. Lonnie Burkett, Langley

Praises EMA action during storm
On behalf of the residents and staff of Waverly Gardens and Countryside Estates, I wish tocommend the efforts and responsible action put into place by the Columbia County Emergency Management Agency. Thanks to this organization, our staff arrived safely to their workplaces during the Jan. 24 storm that took all of us by surprise. Mary Georgia Mohr, Pooler

McCain, Lott feud over Pentagon's 'pork-spending'
Supporters of John McCain, left, should demand he stop attacking Trent Lott, and begin collaborating with the Senate majority leader in expediting weapons systems the Pentagon does, most certainly, `want and need.'

Hits 'pity parties' of minorities
Please help me understand why Jesse Jackson is not held accountable when he refers to New York City as ``Hymietown'' orwhen the leaders of the Nation of Islam use a public platform to spout hate and ugly epithets toward other segments of our society. Bettie B. Hannon, Augusta

Don't panic on Austria
The newest European media demon is Austria's provincial governor Joerg Haider. His populist, right-wing Freedom Party is participating in a coalition government headed by highly-respected Wolfgang Schuessel of the People's Party.

Trade is baseball's latest blockbuster

Williams advances to semifinals

Chevy drivers seek practice time

Slow Chevrolets raise concerns in Daytona

Martin recoups in time for Shootout

Kwan third in short program

Overtime: FSU will open title defense against BYU

Daytona 500 Qualifying Begins Saturday

Junior comes home in one of Reds' biggest trades

Rocker testifies at suspension hearing

Penn State-Southern Cal to meet in Kickoff Classic

Foreman's daughter latest to throw hat in boxing ring

Heritage Bowl suspends 2000 game

Area sports roundup

Overtime: Martinez woman bowls 300 game

Speeds pick up for Dash event

FBI plans massive search
FBI officials said Wednesday they are launching the largest-ever computer crimes investigation to catch the perpetrators of a series of cyberattacks that have temporarily crippled some of the world's most popular Web sites.

Endeavour lifts off to map the world
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Endeavour and a crew of six roared into orbit Friday on a long-delayed mission to create the finest map of Earth ever produced.

Japan suffers another setback when satellite fails
TOKYO -- Japan's struggling space program suffered another setback today when a $107 million observation satellite failed to attain its proper orbit and may have burned up in the atmosphere.

Good mouse can keep users from spinning their wheels
If you spend a lot of time in front of a computer, you've learned that the most important parts of the system are the ones that connect to you directly.

Buildup finishes SRS unit
Savannah River Site faces a lengthy shutdown of a plant crucial in the treatment of some radioactive liquid waste at the federal nuclear-weapons site.

Experts trace one computer used in attacks
WASHINGTON -- Experts investigating attacks against major commercial Web sites this week confirmed Friday that a desktop computer used by vandals as a weapon has been traced to a California university.

FDA backs off rule allowing morning sickness supplements
WASHINGTON -- Under fire from birth defects experts, the government is backing off a new regulation that would have let dietary supplements treat morning sickness without proof the products are safe for unborn babies.

Hospital may soon start using radiation 'knife'
For now it sits quiet in a darkened room, its radioactive core hidden behind heavy, thick doors. But in two months, the first patients at Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics will be ushered in to the Leksell Gamma Knife for brain surgery without opening up the head.

European lab finds 'compelling' evidence closer to Big Bang
GENEVA -- A series of atom-smashing experiments has for the first time produced ``compelling'' evidence that the smallest particles floated freely a split second after the creation of the universe, scientists announced today.

Sleep-deprived brain can call in reinforcements
When you're sleep-deprived and struggling to stay awake, your brain might be working harder than you think.

Microsoft prepares to roll out Windows 2000
SAN FRANCISCO -- Windows 2000, Microsoft's new corporate operating system, will debut next week with all the glitz and the glamour that accompanied the introduction of Windows 98 two years ago.

Laws, penalties targeting cyberattacks
WASHINGTON -- Whoever is behind the attacks on Internet sites this week could face serious penalties, even if they live abroad. Federal law makes it a crime to transmit a code, program or command that damages a computer in interstate or foreign commerce, said Marc Zwillinger, deputy chief of the Justice Department's computer crime section.

Stroke occurrences increase
Not fishing saved the Rev. Alonza B. Fulmer's life. ``I don't know why I didn't go fishing that morning,'' said the Rev. Fulmer, who will turn 73 today. Instead, he was home preparing to sit and read his Bible when a massive stroke hit him. Luckily, his wife recognized there was a problem and called their daughter, who called in emergency personnel and the Rev. Fulmer made it to the hospital in time to get a clot-busting drug. But his case is still too rare, Augusta doctors said.

Cyberattack did not require great sophistication
WASHINGTON -- This week's computer attacks on Internet sites are the largest in memory but are not particularly sophisticated and easily could have been launched by one 15-year-old boy, a senior FBI official said Wednesday.

FDA approves drug for women with painful bowel disorder
WASHINGTON -- Millions of women who suffer irritable bowel syndrome won a new treatment Wednesday that promises some relief for their diarrhea and pain.

FTC fields holiday e-commerce complaints
Debra Epps eventually got the popular and difficult-to-find toy she ordered from toysrus.com, but when the e-retailer notified her Dec. 22 that she would not be getting it before Christmas it sent her spinning.

Hospital may soon start using radiation 'knife'

Experts trace one computer used in attacks

Microsoft prepares to roll out Windows 2000

FTC fields holiday e-commerce complaints

Buildup finishes SRS unit

Good mouse can keep users from spinning their wheels

FBI plans massive search

FDA approves drug for women with painful bowel disorder

Endeavour lifts off to map the world

FDA backs off rule allowing morning sickness supplements

European lab finds 'compelling' evidence closer to Big Bang

Cyberattack did not require great sophistication

Laws, penalties targeting cyberattacks