Reds sign outfielder, avoid arbitration

Cubs slugger taken to hospital with flu-like symptoms

Manager faces many questions

Sure sign of spring

Passion's guardian reveals all

Pocket change
About 30 percent of all hotel stays are business-related, according to data compiled by the American Hotel and Motel Association in Washington.

Business briefs: E-Z-GO raises money for club
E-Z-GO Textron, the world's leading golf car manufacturer, has raised more than $96,000 for the Augusta Boys & Girls Club at E-Z-GO's Boys & Girls Club Golf Classic, an annual event featuring a golf tournament and live and silent auctions.

On the move
Charles Boyett has been promoted to vice president of Southern Mortgage's Hephzibah branch on Tobacco road.

Treasury gambles with dollar coin

Treasury gambles with dollar coin
The U.S. Treasury is tinkering with your money. It wants you to use gold-colored coins instead of $1 bills, and in a few months it is going to give you new $5 and $10 notes.

Quick tips: Cost of insurance can vary

Pocket change

Business briefs: E-Z-GO raises money for club

Quick tips: Cost of insurance can vary
The price people pay for homeowners' insurance can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on the insurer they choose and the discounts they're eligible to receive. The Insurance Information Institute recommends taking these steps to bring the cost down.

Jaguars move above .500 mark

Penn St. clears hurdle with win over Purdue

Clemson routs Florida State

Paine get homecoming win

Vols need OT to top Gators

Notre Dame upsets UConn

Duke hammers Georgia Tech

Lady Pacers post homecoming victory

Georgia State edges Campbell

ASU women fall to N. Florida

UNC blows out Wake Forest

Bama gets by Vandy

Barnes, Greer break slump to lift Temple

Layne leads Georgia to win

LSU uses defense to defeat Kentucky

Raps 'state-pushed' drugs for kids

Prays nation will be healed, forgiven

Forbes' contribution

Good lottery advice

Hits 'slick' senator's candidacy

Wants to keep access to reservoir

Gives view on McCain rally, booze

Longer debate in S.C.

Blasts attitude of library workers

Smells fraud in WWII memorial drive

Retooled bill moves ahead

Supports John McCain's candidacy

Blast media slant for McCain

Complains of truncated sportscast

Resents bad treatment of teachers

The devil's gone through many incarnations
He was known by many names: Lucifer, Beelzebub, Belian, Masteme, the Evil One, the Accuser, the Prince of Darkness and the Lord of Lies.

Mediterranean escape
CAMPO NELL'ELBA, Italy -- After 10 days of visiting the museums and monuments of mainland Italy, my husband and I were thrilled to be basking in the sun on comfortable lounge chairs on a vast expanse of sandy beach.

Goodbye, 'Peanuts'
Some people might say Jane Jackson is a little obsessed, but she doesn't see it that way. In 30 years she has collected almost 3,500 pieces of Peanuts paraphernalia -- most of which are of Snoopy. An entire room of her Eureka, S.C., home is dedicated exclusively to Charles Schulz's little black and white beagle.

Gimme attitude bad form
Dear Carson: I married into a large family with many in-laws, nieces and nephews. My husband and I have no children, so we try to do as much as we can for those who do.

Reliving the memories
After being diagnosed with colon cancer, Peanuts creator Charles Schulz announced he was retiring in January. His final original Peanuts cartoon appears in today's comics section of The Augusta Chronicle.

A home filled with diplomacy
AIKEN -- On Sumter Street, tucked behind a brick wall that's low enough to pique the interest of a passer-by but high enough to discourage an intruder, is a little-known gem.

In the know
IWant to send a Valentine that's more personal than a store-bought Hallmark? Here are instructions for making an origami heart.

Tiger stalls; a pause, not a full stop

Tiger gets ready for prime time

Mickelson revival ends Woods' streak

The making of a golf pro

Davies goes wire-to-wire to win by three strokes

Mickelson in position to end streak

Baldwin girls stop Hephzibah

Lady Spartans a step closer to title

Lynx pick up road win

Cairns, Barnaby suspended for off-ice incident

NHL's participation in Olympics hits snag

Lucky goal leads to 2-2 tie for Oilers

Atlanta thrashes through an expansion season

Radio show goes 'behind the bench'

Schedule favors Lynx in race for postseason

Passion's guardian reveals all
Cupid was late. The reporter checked his watch again and stretched in the waiting room of the greeting card company.

Tornadoes kill 13 in Georgia
CAMILLA, Ga. -- Tornadoes slashed through southwest Georgia early today, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 100.

In the know

A home filled with diplomacy

Mediterranean escape

The devil's gone through many incarnations

Goodbye, 'Peanuts'

Reliving the memories

Gimme attitude bad form

Bird lovers gather in Aiken

Hospital harmony
Musician Mark Maxwell performs a lullaby during the ``CareFair for Women'' festivities at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. The Saturday morning fair marked the opening day of the Clyde A. Burgamy Medical Center for Women. Festivities included activities for children and health screenings and information booths for adults. The walls of the facility features murals painted by artist Richard Worth.

Mixed heritage blurs loyalties
AIKEN -- The cars made a circle around the Brooks house in Aiken, dome lights on, making it clear there were robed and hooded Klansmen inside.

14-year-old tackles life as collegian

Mill may electrify canal site

Across the area: Police seek man in fatal shootings

Region becomes mecca to retirees
A recent study showed what Robert and Beverly Putz already know: The Augusta-Aiken area is a great place to retire.

Hill jury to begin deliberations

Doctors testify to mental state
AIKEN -- Jurors deciding the life-or-death fate of David Mark Hill heard the soft-spoken plea of the killer's father Saturday as he told the panel he would like his son to live.

Walker gets top donations

Paine celebrates homecoming

Police sergeant dies after auto pursuit

Tornadoes kill 13 in Georgia

Region becomes mecca to retirees

Education bill shifts to Senate
ATLANTA -- It's the Georgia Senate's turn to have a go at education reform.

Hopefuls converge on Aiken

Getting the word out
AIKEN -- On the threshold of the all-important South Carolina GOP primary, considered the gateway to Super Tuesday, only Texas Gov. George W. Bush, U.S. Sen. John McCain and former U.N. Ambassador Alan Keyes remain in the race for their party's nomination for president.

Police sergeant dies after auto pursuit
A 50-year-old Sylvania, Ga., police sergeant was killed Sunday after losing control of his car while chasing a drug suspect.

Educator recognized at banquet
AIKEN -- She rarely recognizes her own accomplishments, but the education establishment regularly does.

Hopefuls converge on Aiken
AIKEN - In the next five days before the crucial Republican presidential primary, all three surviving candidates have scheduled campaign appearances in Aiken County.

Across the area: Water pressure tests to continue
Richmond County firefighters will continue testing water pressure in Augusta's fire hydrants next week.

14-year-old tackles life as collegian
AIKEN - Nick Green graduates next year. And with his black robe, honor society designation and history degree comes a $7,000 tab for student loans.

Getting the word out

Vital history
Brenda Felix didn't realize she was about to walk into history recently as she shopped at a clothing store on Laney-Walker Boulevard.

Educator recognized at banquet

Mill may electrify canal site
The Augusta Canal Authority plans to establish a new visitors center, hydropower exhibits and tour boat docking facilities at Enterprise Mill within two years.

Across the area: Water pressure tests to continue

Schrenko, teachers blast bill
Georgia school Superintendent Linda Schrenko said Saturday she will vigorously campaign against legislators who back the education reform bill in its current state.

'Fiber artist' creates art for the wearing

Bird lovers gather in Aiken
AIKEN -- Leeann Sawyer couldn't help but giggle when the brightly colored bird sitting on her shoulder decided her shiny earring would make a great snack.

Education bill shifts to Senate

Walker gets top donations
If money greases the wheels of politics, state Sen. Charles Walker won't hear a squeak anytime soon.

Hill jury to begin deliberations
AIKEN -- After a day of reflection, an out-of-town jury will return to an Aiken County courtroom today to decide the fate of David Mark Hill.

Across the area: Police seek man in fatal shootings
GREENVILLE -- Police are searching for a Taylors man in the fatal shooting of a woman and her brother at a trailer near the Gantt community.

Vital history

'Fiber artist' creates art for the wearing
Carl Ross says the clothing he designs from his Augusta apartment will never go out of style.

Paine celebrates homecoming
For Annette Wilcox-Pounds, Paine College's homecoming parade Saturday was more than watching floats roll down the street.

Leaders plan for roadway
The $9 million extension of William Few Parkway is at least five years from fruition, but local officials already are salivating over the potential development boon the 1.6-mile road could bring.

Schools keep pace with technology
In a fourth-grade classroom at Grovetown Elementary School, a group of pupils does its classwork on laptop computers.

Hospital harmony

Malone ended All-Star holdout with game-day arrival

Western all-stars triumph

Malone ends All-Star holdout with game-day arrival

Carter leads coming-out party for the next generation

Shaq, Duncan share All-Star MVP

Lewis says he knew status would make him suspect

Landry is remembered as man of faith, kindness

Falcons sign Tuggle to $12 million deal

Mr. Judson Boggs Jr.
HAZLEHURST, Ga. -- Mr. Judson Neely Boggs Jr., 81, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Savannah.

Mr. Robert Curry
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Robert Curry, 87, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Swainsboro Nursing Home.

Mr. Marion Kitchings Sr.
Mr. Marion O. Kitchings Sr., of McCauley Street, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mrs. Mary Haralson
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Mary Turner Haralson, 76, of Trailside Drive, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Myrtle Dunn
Mrs. Myrtle Johnson Dunn, 82, of Russell Street, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at University Hospital.

Ms. Ella Walton
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Ms. Ella Walton, 93, of Moore Drive, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Edgefield Healthcare Center.

Mrs. Susie Holloman
BEECH ISLAND -- Mrs. Susie A. Newman Holloman, 75, of Williston Road, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Robert Tanner
BARTOW, Ga. -- Mr. Robert H. Tanner, 74, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Jefferson Hospital, Louisville.

Mr. Jayantilal Desai
Mr. Jayantilal Desai, 64, of Martinez, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Helen McClellan
JAMES ISLAND, S.C. -- Mrs. Helen C. McClellan, 84, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Roper Hospital, Charleston.

Mrs. Bonnie Jones
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Bonnie Mae Bryant Jones, 74, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mr. Darryl Oglesby
Mr. Darryl A. Oglesby, of D'Antignac Street, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at University Hospital.

Wynter Richardson
BLYTHE -- Wynter Raine Richardson, infant daughter of April Richardson, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at Burke County Hospital.

Mr. Henry Weeks
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mr. Henry Gray Weeks, 78, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Annie Kerr
GREENSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Annie Wood Kerr, 84, of Veazey Road, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Minnie G. Boswell Hospital.

Mr. Jerry Mitchell
NEWBERRY, S.C. -- Mr. Jerry E. ``Jimmy'' Mitchell, 66, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Mattie Hardy
Mrs. Mattie Lou Hardy, 96, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Monroe County Hospital, Forsythe.

Mr. Redmond Overton Jr.
GREENSBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Redmond Roy Overton Jr., 93, of West Street, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Anthony Consolie
BARNWELL, S.C. -- Mr. Anthony Consolie, 68, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at Barnwell County Hospital.

Mrs. Pawnee Ouzts
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mrs. Pawnee Altman Ouzts, 80, of Jones Street, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. James Crooke
Mr. James Otis Crooke, 86, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Kentwood Nursing Home.

Mrs. Eloise Corry
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Mrs. Eloise Lupton Corry, of North Lincoln Street, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000.

Mr. Billy Clark
Mr. Billy Roy Clark, 59, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Billy Sanders
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Billy Dean Sanders, 66, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. William Hynes
Mr. William HynesKENNER, La. -- Mr. William J. Hynes, 82, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Joseph Cliett
HARLEM -- Mr. Joseph Cliett, 68, of Lonergan-Hulme Road, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Larry Turner
GRANITEVILLE -- Mr. Larry ``Charlie'' Turner, of Williams Street, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Henry Holton Sr.
DAVISBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Henry Dewey Holton Sr., 89, of Georgia Highway 24 East, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Washington Medical Center, Washington.

Mr. Clarence Hulst
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Clarence Hulst, 47, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Richard Strickland
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Richard L. ``Rusty'' Strickland, 43, of Susie Baily Road, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Wilson Walker
SPRINGFIELD, S.C. -- Mr. Wilson Walker, 82, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000.

Mrs. Vennie Strom
GRANITEVILLE -- Mrs. Vennie Lee Moseley Haigler Strom, 78, of Trolley Line Road, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Palmetto Baptist Hospital, Columbia.

Mrs. Linda Taylor
PLANO, Texas -- Mrs. Linda Prince Taylor, 56, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at her residence.

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

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

Mrs. Johnnie Nunnally
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Johnnie Taylor Nunnally, 83, died Saturday, Feb., 12, 2000, at Tara Nursing Home, Thunderbolt.

Mr. Clarence Hulst

Mrs. Evelyn Smith

Mrs. Pawnee Ouzts

Mr. Billy Clark

Mr. James Crooke

Mr. Judson Boggs Jr.

Mrs. Helen McClellan

Mr. Wilson Walker

Mr. Billy Sanders

Mr. Anthony Consolie

Mr. Darryl Oglesby

Mrs. Linda Taylor

Mrs. Vennie Strom

Mr. Redmond Overton Jr.

Wynter Richardson

Mr. Marion Kitchings Sr.

Mrs. Susie Holloman

Mr. Robert Tanner

Mr. Guy Boulineu

Mr. Robert Curry

Mr. Jayantilal Desai

Mr. Henry Holton Sr.

Mrs. Mattie Hardy

Mrs. Bonnie Jones

Mrs. Johnnie Nunnally

Mrs. Myrtle Dunn

Mr. Henry Weeks

Mrs. Mary Haralson

Mrs. Eloise Corry

Ms. Ella Walton

Kent: Two flawed bills; search for a candidate
LT. GOV. MARK TAYLOR and Georgia Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker, D-Augusta, last week pushed through potentially unconstitutional ``hate crimes'' legislation on a 30-23 vote, largely along party lines. (Area Sen. Don Cheeks, D-Augusta, failed to vote and Sen. Joey Brush, R-Appling, voted no.)

Forbes' contribution
The dropout of publisher Steve Forbes from the GOP presidential primary proves that neither money nor issues can get you the nomination.

Why hire Augusta lobbyist?
Why is the Augusta Commission wasting its time and taxpayers' money by moving ahead to hire someone to lobby the General Assembly on the city's behalf?

Resents bad treatment of teachers
It will be quite interesting to see the reaction to the huge teacher shortage which will occur over the next few years. One half of South Carolina's teachers will be retiring in the next four years. College students are wisely choosing other fields where they can make a decent salary. Susan Beattie, North Augusta

Blasts attitude of library workers
If a library in apublic elementary school can keep its books in alphabetical order with the 400-500 students there, why can't a public library do the same? Tracy Williams, Evans

Longer debate in S.C.
While the Georgia governor's education reform package was railroaded through the House on a fast track, the South Carolina House is commendably taking more time in debating school reforms.

Gives view on McCain rally, booze
I am a junior at Presbyterian College and read Phil Kent's column on the Feb. 1 John McCain rally. Jean-Marie Smith, Evans

Good lottery advice
Foes of South Carolina's proposed lottery have some good advice for Gov. Jim Hodges: Don't count his chickens before they hatch.

Ponders Elian Gonzalez's dilemma
Re the Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez: Champak C. Patel, Martinez

Blast media slant for McCain
I've read letters to the editor for years, not thinking I would ever be one to write myself. Something disturbs me very much. We as citizens are losing our right to decide who the nominee for our party will be. Tina Ray, Grovetown

Raps 'state-pushed' drugs for kids
Has anyone else noticed the ``drug-free'' signs around certain schools in America? The signs are most certainly misleading in that the zones are not drug free -- unless you disregard the behavioral drugs being solicited by the state, parents, and educators. John J. Dillon, Evans

Smells fraud in WWII memorial drive
There is a big campaign underway with TV and radio advertisements to build a World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. Yes, the WWII veterans deserve a lot of credit; but let's remember, there are WWII memorials all over the world. Hawaii is the site of two big WWII memorials: Punch Bowl Cemetery and the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, which is the most popular national park in this country. Nearly every courthouse in the country has a WWII memorial. There are numerous crossroads that have some sort of memorial to WWII. There are football stadiums commemorating WWII veterans. Allen w. Johnson, Augusta

Kent: Two flawed bills; search for a candidate
LT. GOV. MARK TAYLOR and Georgia Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker, D-Augusta, last week pushed through potentially unconstitutional ``hate crimes'' legislation on a 30-23 vote, largely along party lines. (Area Sen. Don Cheeks, D-Augusta, failed to vote and Sen. Joey Brush, R-Appling, voted no.)

Sees reverse racism in celebration
If indeed the month of February has been designated ``Black History Month,'' will someone please explain to me why the newsmedia have chosen to extend the duration of this gala -- by so freely adding to it the prior month of January? Not only that, but doesn't it also appear that what was supposed to be a ``celebration of black achievement'' is now functioning as a biased launching pad -- for media attacks aimed at good-hearted Southern white folks? P.K. Fitzgerald, Harlem

Hits columnist on Rocker issue
Rick Dorsey, The Chronicle sports columnist, professes to ``live and labor'' by the FirstAmendment right to free speech. How can he then believe that ``free speech is not universally free?'' The logically-inconsistent Mr. Dorsey, who evidently believes that the right to free speech should be granted selectively and without due process of law, condones the punishment of John Rocker by the baseball commissioner. Joe Wiggins, North Augusta

Hits 'slick' senator's candidacy
There are some things about Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., that bother me in his run for the presidency. First, there is seldom anymention of his being one of the ``Keating Five'' -- a scandal in itself. Then, there is the factor of his ``hero'' status as a P.O.W. I saw him on television saying that he was sorry that he had signed a confession of guilt (being a war criminal) while in the Hanoi Hilton. William Shackelford, North Augusta

Prays nation will be healed, forgiven
I have always known, but am more conscious now, that there are so many more non-Christians. After reading E. Maner's Jan. 19 letter, I am still appalled at people who are proud of other people's sins, their sins in public places and the pulling of our country down the drain. Bragging on sin -- what a crock. Gloria N. Craft, Wrens

Answers question about communism
Coco Rubio (letter, Feb. 7) asks ``Is communism so bad?'' Harry Oliphant, Hephzibah

Retooled bill moves ahead
It appears many Republicans in the Georgia House of Representatives: 1) believe the revised education bill H.B. 1187 -- even though it transfers more power to the state -- is best for Georgia and 2) feel Gov. Roy Barnes will remain such a dominant chief executive that they may have to go along on a lot of legislation to get along.

Supports John McCain's candidacy
The upcoming presidential election is most important! It will determine whether or not we will remain a free nation, or if our sovereignty is turned over to the United Nations. Mildred W. McNair, Aiken

Complains of truncated sportscast
Once again, as they have in the past, WRDW-Channel 12 has refused to carry the completion of a sporting event when it might interfere with local revenue-producing programming, with no regard for the viewer, specifically the CBS broadcast on Feb. 7 of the final round of the Pebble Beach golf tournament. Steve Eubanks, Augusta

Wants to keep access to reservoir
I am distressed to learn that the city plans to close the reservoir on Highland Avenue to the public. Many of us regularly enjoy the peace and beauty of that unique urban retreat. Tennent Houston, Augusta

Advocates strong teachers' union for Georgia
I must agree with cartoonist Rick McKee; Speaker Tom Murphy's refusal to allow Mr. Andy Baumgartner to speak to the Georgia House was an abuse of power. Citizens of Georgia are not afraid of free speech whether uttered by a baseball pitcher or the National Teacher of the Year. Claire H. Shannon, Augusta

Wants an end to the Cuban embargo
Re Coco Rubio's Feb. 7 letter: Will Martinez, Martinez

Barrett is penalized before racing starts

Falcons sign key free agents

English team dominates

Jarrett runs away with Daytona win

Bud Shootout a perfect kickoff

NFL free agent roundup

Daytona notes

Jarrett gets off to a quick start

Overtime: Jaguars hand Armstrong Atlantic first defeat

Two area teams win Shootout titles

Thruster problem could cut mapping short
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Endeavour's astronauts pelted Earth with more radar signals Sunday as NASA struggled to understand a thruster problem that could cut short their mapping of the world.

Home computers not wanted in Japan
TOKYO -- If Masayuki Sugihara's employer, emulating Ford Motor and Delta Air Lines, offered to send him a free home computer, he just might say no thanks. He uses the Internet every day -- to swap e-mail messages, check train schedules or just keep tabs on his favorite snowboarding stars -- but thinks owning his own computer is too much trouble and expense.

SRS budget proposal draws criticism
Savannah River Site's proposed $1.6 billion budget already has its critics.

Commercialization of biotech crops slows
WASHINGTON -- The companies that genetically engineer crops are bringing fewer new varieties to market amid a slumping farm economy and growing public resistance to biotech food.

Growth of Internet overshadows newsgroups
A few months ago, I had to explain the concept of newsgroups to a public-relations representative for Microsoft's MSN. I should have been stunned -- back in 1996, having to explain something as basic as Usenet newsgroups would have reduced me to utter apoplexy. But by last October, it just wasn't a big deal.

Business officials urge extension of Internet tax ban
WASHINGTON -- Business members of a congressional Internet tax panel urged Congress on Wednesday to extend for five years the current ban on taxes that single out the Internet and to permanently ban taxes on access to cyberspace.

Mattel, Intel develop high-tech toys together
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Up on the second floor of an old warehouse building on a quiet corner in the trendiest part of town, Intel engineers build toys while Mattel designers play with computers.

Researchers see possible way to prevent E. coli deaths
Researchers say they have moved a step closer to developing what could be the first drug to save the lives of victims of an especially dangerous strain of E. coli.

Y2K patent holders teaming up to collect licensing fees
NEW YORK -- Two software developers who hold patents covering fixes for the Year 2000 computer bug are teaming up to try to collect licensing fees from the nation's largest companies.

More problems found in third day of aircraft inspections
LOS ANGELES -- Another airline under orders to look for signs of the tail wing problem that may have caused the crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 replaced jackscrews on two jets Saturday, bringing the number of aircraft with similar problems to at least 10.

Spacecraft approaches asteroid's orbit
LAUREL, Md. -- A robot craft that missed its mark a year ago is on target for a Valentine's Day rendezvous with an asteroid named for the Greek god of love.

Growth of Internet overshadows newsgroups

More problems found in third day of aircraft inspections

Business officials urge extension of Internet tax ban

SRS budget proposal draws criticism

Home computers not wanted in Japan

Y2K patent holders teaming up to collect licensing fees

Thruster problem could cut mapping short

Researchers see possible way to prevent E. coli deaths

Spacecraft approaches asteroid's orbit

Mattel, Intel develop high-tech toys together

Commercialization of biotech crops slows