Gaining weight is new trend

Two restaurants to open in area
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and Macaroni Grill are expected to open within the next six months. The Applebee's is being built near the Evans 12 movie theater off Belair Road and Evans Town Center Road. The Macaroni Grill will be at August Exchange shopping center near the Regal 20 theater.

Business briefs: High oil stocks fuel big jump for Dow
NEW YORK -- A rally in oil stocks and some bargain hunting buoyed the Dow Jones industrials Tuesday, which rose 198.25 to close at 10,718.09.

Augusta warehouse serves region's stores
One by one, trucks slowly fill up Bill's Dollar Store's humongous distribution facility in south Richmond County.

Business briefs: Blue-chip jumps push market's rise

Business briefs: Blue-chip jumps push market's rise
NEW YORK -- Blue-chip stocks led the market Monday, bounding higher as investors sought bargains in the wake of Friday's sharp selloff. Technology stocks shook off some early weakness to finish mostly higher.

Augusta warehouse serves region's stores

Aiken Tech's win streak snaps at 27

Resurgence a surprise for LSU Tigers

76ers will marry 76 couples at halftime

Cavaliers top Clemson

ACC honors Tigers' Solomon for third time

Kentucky seeks to end skid against Alabama

Lady Pacers look to take over second

Rips coverage of Spring Shootout

Opposes removing flag from Statehouse
I do not understand all this discussion about the Confederate battle flag on top of the South Carolina Statehouse. That flag represents a deep heritage and the pride of the families whose ancestors fought in the Civil War. Kathy DeMato,Evans

Hits intolerance of 'pseudo' Christians

Urges removal of 'offensive' comic

Says no Birch Society link to Klan

Hopes for president with high morals
Re E. Maner's Jan. 19 letter, ``Praises president as greatest of century'':J. Tanner,Sylvania

The 'Deformed' Party

Blasts 'Rants & Raves' feature

Wonders about McCain's support of veterans
Since Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has been in Washington, D.C., for so many years and is now campaigning so hard for the veterans, of which he is one, I would like to ask one question of him:Miriam Lewis,Harlem

Declares Confederates 'not traitors'

West missses out again

Says tests reveal educational inequality
The headline over Faith Johnson's Jan. 16 article read ``SAT shows racial, economic biases.'' Perhaps I misread it, but my first impression was that she was saying the test itself is biased as evidenced by score differences. In other words, she seemed to be giving support to the test's critics and the preachers of victimhood.Don F. Gonella, Ph.D.Martinez

Signs point to lukewarm trend for Tommy
Who's feeling the chill? The temperature of the Tommy Hilfiger brand has plummeted by several degrees. Hear that wheezing sound? That's hot air seeping out of a high-flying image. And understand this: Turning stone cold in the fashion industry can be more exasperating than bankruptcy, which at least allows you to cut your losses and move on.

In the know
Nominations for the 72nd Academy Awards are being announced live from Beverly Hills, Calif., at 8:30 a.m. today by six-time Oscar nominee Dustin Hoffmann and Robert Rehme, president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Statue coming to 'this' Augusta
Augusta Arts Council director Mindy Heusinkveld was thrilled to hear that Augusta had won a national lottery and would get an official Academy Award statuette for its Oscar-night charity celebration.

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.

Cellular etiquette
The number of cellular telephones in the United States has risen dramatically in the past decade. According to a recent survey by the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, only 2 million cell phones were in use in 1988. By 1999, that number had grown to more than 75 million.

Easy Italian
If dinner on the run means another night of drive-through fast food or pizza delivery, rethink your plans. This week and next, I'll share recipes that use seasoned, diced tomatoes for quick, healthy meals that can be on the table faster than a pizza man at your front door.

Some Oscar nominees never made it to town
When the nominations for the 72nd annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday, film fans everywhere began to tally which films they had and had not seen.

Small portions
We're full of baloney. So says the Italian city of Bologna, whose name is synonymous in this country with a pale-pink sandwich meat that only slightly resembles its noble ancestor, the mortadella sausage.

Golf education group moves to Augusta

Another streak could be a matter of time

Two hottest players meet in Match Play

Olazabal promises dinner will be simple, but enjoyable

Georgia first round playoff pairs

Aiken sweeps Irmo

Midland Valley girls finally win

Hampton High hosts tournament play

Harvard takes third in Beanpot tournament

NHL moves to control its Web site

NHL suspends Barnaby, Cairns, Norton

Defense changes equation

Lynx win in shootout

Gaining weight is new trend
USA Today has come out with a new survey -- apparently, three out of every four people make up 75 percent of the population.

Bush answers questions in North Augusta
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- If he needed a mid-morning perk-me-up on a grueling campaign trail, Texas Gov. George W. Bush got one Monday in North Augusta. More than 1,000 people turned out for a question-and-answer session with the candidate, who's running hard to maintain his lead in South Carolina with its crucial Republican primary just days away. Historically, whoever wins in South Carolina gets the GOP nomination. Bush told an adoring crowd that he learned his lesson well after losing a run for Congress in Texas in 1978. Afterward a woman in his hometown told him she hadn't voted for him because he never asked her to. -- The Augusta Chronicle

Tornadoes rip through Georgia
CAMILLA, Ga. -- When the wind died down and the sun began to shine, the debris left behind by yesterday's tornado looked like trash junk tossed about in peculiar ways in fields and backyards. But a closer examination of the things spewed out in the tornado's wake reveals a strange, sickening characteristic of fatal twisters like those that struck several communities in Southwest Georgia yesterday: The ability of the wind tunnels to expose the lives and the daily doings of the people they victimize. Todd Harrell, for instance, was an Army veteran who liked to hunt. The storm that wiped out his home and his family yesterday blew camoflauge coats, rifles, a Chevy pickup and a splintered wooden chest labeled ``Harrell, T.'' into a field of kale and collard greens growing behind the Harrell home about 10 miles north of Cairo. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Statue coming to 'this' Augusta

In the know

Small portions

In the know

Some Oscar nominees never made it to town

Easy Italian

Cellular etiquette

Across the area: New program to aid substance abusers
Women who need help fighting substance abuse could soon find a new home for themselves and their children.

Bush, McCain trade charges on negative ads
COLUMBIA -- South Carolina voters had a chance Tuesday to see the top contenders for the Republican presidential nomination up close and personal -- at least as close as personal as cable TV permits.

Residents decry tree removal
Cheryl Cheek and her Forest Creek subdivision neighbors thought tall pines separating their homes from noisy traffic along Fury's Ferry Road would be there forever.

Tornadoes rip through Georgia

South Carolina primary a close race

Bush answers questions in North Augusta

Budget garners approval

Sheriff investigates dog-dragging case
SPRINGFIELD, Ga. -- More than two weeks after teens reportedly dragged a dog behind a car through a south Effingham neighborhood, authorities are still deciding whether to file criminal charges.

Crider to rebuild in Emanuel County
A loss for Lincoln County, Ga., is a gain for Emanuel County, Ga.

Hill sentenced to death
AIKEN -- Teary-eyes jurors passed around a tissue box Monday afternoon as a judge read their decision sentencing David Mark Hill to death for the worst act of violence in a Department of Social Services office in South Carolina history.

GOP hopefuls to make last Aiken stop
AIKEN -- Just days before a critical presidential primary, two of the remaining three major Republican presidential wannabes are rolling into Aiken one more time to rally support for their cause.

Veteran crowd greets McCain
AIKEN -- Arizona Sen. John McCain liked what he saw when his ``Straight Talk Express'' campaign bus pulled into the parking lot Monday night at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

Hill decision difficult one for jury

Lobbyist finalists selected
Augusta commissioners have all but given up on hiring someone to lobby the Georgia Legislature on the city's behalf this year, but they want to get someone on board by July 1 in preparation for next year.

Audience boosts Bush's confidence

Business briefs: Blue-chip jumps push market's rise
NEW YORK -- Blue-chip stocks led the market Monday, bounding higher as investors sought bargains in the wake of Friday's sharp selloff. Technology stocks shook off some early weakness to finish mostly higher.

South Carolina primary a close race
COLUMBIA -- It's folks like the Schreiber family of Lexington who are causing front-runners to break a sweat as they head into the stretch toward Saturday's pivotal Republican presidential primary.

Across the area: Woman found dead after morning fire
Investigators were working Monday to determine the cause of a morning fire at an Augusta home that claimed a woman's life.

Education debate already underway in Senate
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Senate won't vote on the governor's education reform bill until next week, but Republican members, led by state Sen. Joey Brush, already have begun the debate.

Audience boosts Bush's confidence
If he needed a midmorning perk-me-up on a grueling campaign trail, Texas Gov. George W. Bush got one Monday in North Augusta.

Report faults SRS contractor

Environmental study on hold
A planned environmental study at a former salvage yard near Hyde Park is on hold while the commission created to oversee the project negotiates with the site's new owner for access to the area.

Columbia County to raise water, sewer rates
Columbia County residents can expect to pay more for their water and sewer service this year.

Hill sentenced to death

Across the area: New program to aid substance abusers

Senate OKs 'green-space' set-asides

Damage inspection

Augusta to be host for state arts day
It's official -- Augusta is the host city for the 2001 Georgia Arts Day.

Environmental study on hold

Crider to rebuild in Emanuel County

Senate panel OKs research plan
ATLANTA -- A Georgia Senate committee unanimously approved a bill Monday that supporters hope will help pave the way for establishing an authority to boost medical research in Augusta.

In the swing
North Augusta High School varsity baseball player Andrew Hydrick takes a few practice swings in the batting cage at Riverview Park in preparation for a Monday afternoon scrimmage against the squad from Strom Thurmond High School.

Principals see change under reform policy
ATLANTA -- Gov. Roy Barnes isn't resting with his education-reform bill halfway through the legislative process. Instead, he's got a full itinerary of speeches to education groups this week, including some critical of his proposal.

Report faults SRS contractor
Savannah River Site's top contractor failed to follow procedures that could have prevented a Sept. 1 accident that contaminated several workers with radioactive plutonium, according to a federal report.

Budget garners approval
ATLANTA -- After fending off several Republican amendments, the Georgia House on Monday overwhelmingly approved a midyear budget plan that cuts taxes, gives a much-needed boost to the state employees' health plan and funds several education initiatives.

Savannah stadium project moving slow
SAVANNAH -- The proposal to build a new baseball stadium to house the Savannah Sand Gnats is proceeding like a team with a bunch of singles' hitters: one base at a time.

In the swing

Residents decry tree removal

Veteran crowd greets McCain

Business briefs: Blue-chip jumps push market's rise

Across the area: Woman found dead after morning fire

Senate OKs 'green-space' set-asides
ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate on Tuesday quickly passed Gov. Roy Barnes' legislation to set aside 20 percent of land in the fastest-growing counties, the so-called green-space initiative.

Senate panel OKs research plan

House passes measure allowing sale of stronger beers
ATLANTA --The House approved a measure Tuesday sponsored by Rep. Robin Williams to allow the state to sell beers with higher alcohol content to accommodate foreign brews.

Columbia County to raise water, sewer rates

Damage inspection
A law enforcement officer surveys damage to a tractor-trailer that overturned Tuesday while exiting Bobby Jones Expressway onto Deans Bridge Road. Phil Landrum, 30, was hauling wire spools from Dublin, Ga., when he lost control of the truck. The accident blocked traffic in the southbound lane for hours. Mr. Landrum was treated for minor injuries.

Savannah stadium project moving slow

Senator to push for dam repairs
U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell wants the federal government to pay $6.8 million for repairs to New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.

GOP hopefuls to make last Aiken stop

Senator to push for dam repairs

Hill decision difficult one for jury
Instead of writing ``life'' or ``death,'' jury foreman David Adams passed around torn pieces of paper and asked his fellow jurors to scribble L or D.

Bird, Celtics discuss former player's return to Boston

Honesty prompts a $1,000 reward from Raptors coach

Lakers beat Bulls in Jackson's return

Fans, teammates remember Thomas

Judge names receiver to determine Carruth's assets

Lewis free on $1 million bond after two weeks in jail

Thomas' casket in Arrowhead Stadium end zone

Falcons sign Tuggle to $12 million deal

Falcons sign Tuggle to $12 million deal

Mrs. Mary Morris
HAMPTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Mary Morris, of Mount Sinai Road, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000.

Mrs. Jayana Desai
Mrs. Jayana J. Desai, 62, of Martinez, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Hannelore Mullin
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Hannelore K. Mullin, 60, of Hancock Landing Road, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mrs. Lucinda Horton
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mrs. Lucinda Horton, 67, of Valeview Lane, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Britthaven Nursing Home.

Mrs. Juanita Roton
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Juanita Roton, 85, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Georgia Reese
THOMSON -- Mrs. Georgia Mae Reese, 86, of Scuffle Road, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Harry L. Howard
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Harry Lee Howard, 90, of Carolina Avenue, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at his residence.

Miss Annette Barton
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Miss Annette Barton, 72, of Hammond Place, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Thomas Wilson
APPLING - Mr. Thomas Jackson Wilson, 78, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. John Myers
WILLISTON, S.C. -- Mr. John Henry Myers, 60, of Davis Bridge Road, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Sharon Patterson
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Sharon Gail Patterson, 48, of Modoc Road, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Gary Scott
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mr. Gary Grant Scott, 50, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Screven County Hospital.

Mrs. Hattie Anderson
Mrs. Hattie Gould Anderson, of Montrose Court, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at National Health Care.

Mr. Micheal Cross
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Micheal Cross, 36, of Briarwood Drive, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Jean Pierce Jr.
WASHINGTON, Ga. Mr. Jean William Pierce Jr., 71, of Sims Street, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at his home.

Mrs. Nellie Williams
Mrs. Nellie Martin Williams, 77, of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Beatrice Bryant
GRANITEVILLE -- Mrs. Beatrice Bernice Bryant, 59, of Old Cherokee Indian Trail Road, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Mary Reed
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Mrs. Mary Ann Reed died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Mr. Jeffery Bonham
Mr. Jeffery ``Jeff'' Bonham, 33, of Smith Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000.

Mr. Jack Newman
DEARING - Mr. Jack Newman, 60, of Reeves Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Ruth Montgomery
Mrs. Ruth B. Montgomery, 92, of Olive Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

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

Mr. William Duffie Jr.
VAUCLUSE -- Mr. William Duffie Jr., of Pioneer Place, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Dahlia Jenkins
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mrs. Dahlia Celeste Joyner Jenkins, 85, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at St. Joseph-Candler Hospital, Savannah.

Miss Annette Barton
NORTH AUGUSTA Miss Annette Barton, 72, of Hammond Place, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Jeannette Poland
WINDER, Ga. -- Mrs. Jeannette R. Poland, 92, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000.

Mrs. Corine Stillwell
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Corine Crew Stillwell, 97, of Baltimore Road, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at Wilkes Health Care Center.

Mrs. Georgia Reese

Mrs. Jayana Desai

Mrs. Mary Reed

Mr. Harry L. Howard

Mr. John Myers

Mr. Jack Newman

Mrs. Mary Morris

Mr. Jeffery Bonham

Miss Annette Barton

Mrs. Lucinda Horton

Mrs. Hattie Anderson

Mrs. Nellie Williams

Mrs. Beatrice Bryant

Mr. William Duffie Jr.

Mrs. Jeannette Poland

Mr. Micheal Cross

Mrs. Dahlia Jenkins

Mrs. Corine Stillwell

Mr. James Crooke

Mr. Jean Pierce Jr.

Mrs. Ruth Montgomery

Miss Annette Barton

Rips coverage of Spring Shootout
Being a parent from the Augusta Arsenal Soccer Club, I am very disappointed in your coverage of the Arsenal's Spring Shootout. The article concerning the U19 Boys as ``the only local team to emerge with a division win'' is very misleading. Rene R. Freeman, Grovetown

McCain wrong on SRS
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., must be more careful when he loosely labels as ``pork'' some vital projects.

Hits intolerance of 'pseudo' Christians
Re the letter by W. Parker ``Slams deviant lifestyle,'' I would like him to know that no one knows how AIDS got started in this country. However, if AIDS is a punishment from God for deviant sexual behavior, why is it that heterosexuals are the fastest growing group in America contracting it? Unfortunately thousands have died needlessly from AIDS. I do not wish this horrible death on homosexuals, heterosexuals or even pseudo Christians. Don Tate, Evans

Charles Schulz
Charles Schulz couldn't have scripted it better. Just as his last original Peanuts strip was coming off the press for Sunday's newspapers, the 77-year-old cartoonist died in his sleep at his Santa Rosa, Calif., home.

Blasts 'Rants & Raves' feature
It is truly amazing to me how so many people can criticize, recommend, berate, complain and postulate under ``Rants & Raves'' and not have the intestinal fortitude to write a letter to the editor and identify themselves. Dan Lindbom, Harlem

West missses out again
Is Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce President Jim West ever going to learn?

Wonders about McCain's support of veterans
Since Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has been in Washington, D.C., for so many years and is now campaigning so hard for the veterans, of which he is one, I would like to ask one question of him: Miriam Lewis,Harlem

Opposes removing flag from Statehouse
I do not understand all this discussion about the Confederate battle flag on top of the South Carolina Statehouse. That flag represents a deep heritage and the pride of the families whose ancestors fought in the Civil War. Kathy DeMato,Evans

Declares Confederates 'not traitors'
In his Jan. 26 letter (``Says battle flag flew over `traitors'''), Ken Gott slandered our ancestors by his characterization of them as traitors. This is strange coming from one who probably never heard a shot fired in anger. He says that the South fought primarily to retain slavery and this of course was one of the underlying causes of the war. But one must admit that war was inevitable between the sections because of many disagreements and equal inability to compromise. K. Watson, Augusta

Warns statues are the next to go
A couple of days ago you printed a photo of the South Carolina Statehouse showing the Confederate flag flying beneath the United States flag. In the foreground of the photo was a statue of Wade Hampton. Gil Allen,Augusta

Urges removal of 'offensive' comic
Not only am I in agreement with Margaret White concerning the offensive drawing in Boondocks of Jan. 31 and with the letter in Rants & Raves on Feb. 9, but I hope this time this offensive material will be permanently removed. When I noticed the picture of the gyrating buttocks, I called several churches, talked to friends and talked to the complaint department of The Chronicle, where I was thanked -- without further comment -- for my ``opinion.'' Bonnie Essex, North Augusta

Hopes for president with high morals
Re E. Maner's Jan. 19 letter, ``Praises president as greatest of century'':J. Tanner,Sylvania

Says no Birch Society link to Klan
I read the Feb. 5 letter titled ``Comments on flag, slavery heritage'' by Robert A. Daniels and found the following phrase: ``a flag embraced by such groups as the Ku Klux Klan and the John Birch Society.'' Howard Wayt, Aiken

Praises fire department service
I would like to express appreciation to Chief Ronnie Few and his staff of firefighters for an excellent performance in the recent fire of my home in the 1500 block of 12th Street. Lula Hampton Smith,Augusta

The 'Deformed' Party
The Reform Party is proving to be a highly useful vehicle in demonstrating why the federal government should not be in the business of financing election campaigns.

Says tests reveal educational inequality
The headline over Faith Johnson's Jan. 16 article read ``SAT shows racial, economic biases.'' Perhaps I misread it, but my first impression was that she was saying the test itself is biased as evidenced by score differences. In other words, she seemed to be giving support to the test's critics and the preachers of victimhood. Don F. Gonella, Ph.D.Martinez

Blasts Rocker's 'ignorant remarks'
John Rocker got what anyone who is a public figure should deserve when making derogatory statements about others. We are all entitled to our opinions; but when you make a public statement, as he did, it is not only embarrassing but sad that we are almost into the 21st century and we still hear ignorant remarks such as this one. I.M. Jones,Martinez

Claims S.C. still lives in the 1860s
I don't dispute that the Confederate flag represents a piece of history, but is it necessary to display the flag over South Carolina's Statehouse? I see no reason why we should allow a piece of cloth to divide us. The Civil War is over and the nation is one. The Civil War is taught in every American school; the war will not be forgotten by the removal of the Confederate flag, nor will the Confederate cause. History cannot be erased. Herbert A. Edney IV,Augusta

Raps commissioner as 'good old boy'
Even though I did not campaign for Andy Cheek, I thought either candidate would do a good job ... I was wrong! Ronnie Masters, Augusta

Defends Gore's primary challenger
There are times that the South Carolina Democratic Party chairman needs to sit down and shut Kent Brown,New Ellenton

End illegal alien count
The word is out from President Clinton's appointees who run the U.S. Census Bureau: Whether you are in the United States legally or not, go ahead and fill out the census questionnaire when it arrives in April.

Death verdict deserved
It didn't make any difference that a jury had to be imported from outside the area to judge the highly emotional David Mark Hill murder case in Aiken County.

Women's soccer league planned for 2001

Overtime: Landry's services set for Thursday

Little can slow down Earnhardt

Local boxer will go pro

Sydney gets good grades from IOC

Drivers position themselves for race

Parents forced to take sportsmanship classes

Bill increases penalties for hitting sports officials

Waltrip's farewell to begin

Former Sooners coach joins Georgia staff

Correction

Overtime: Wells calls Rocker 'an idiot'

Canadian trial considers whether Internet sex is prostitution
OSHAWA, Ontario -- A Canadian court this week began considering whether live images of erotic acts relayed over the Internet in exchange for money constitutes prostitution.

Privacy issue erupts online
NEW YORK -- Online advertising agency DoubleClick launched a counterattack Monday against repeated accusations that it invades consumers' privacy on the Internet, but the effort merely escalated a clash with privacy advocates seeking a government clampdown.

WRDW to use new broadcast technology
WRDW-TV announced Monday it will spend about $8 million upgrading and installing new equipment to broadcast a digital, high-definition television signal.

Thruster problem could cut short Earth mapping
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A problem with a thruster on space shuttle Endeavour's 197-foot radar antenna mast could force the astronauts to cut short their ultraprecise mapping of the Earth.

Arizona Democratic plan for Internet primary in jeopardy
PHOENIX -- Arizona Democrats are struggling to save their plan to hold the nation's first Internet presidential primary.

Spacecraft orbits asteroid for first time
LAUREL, Md. -- After a near-flawless rocket firing, a robot craft today became the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid, settling into a Valentine's Day rendezvous with a space rock named for the Greek god of love.

NASA saving 'nickel, dime, quarter' in fuel
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Brainstorming engineers have come up with ``nickel, dime, quarter'' savings in fuel aboard space shuttle Endeavour, making NASA optimistic the astronauts can complete their Earth-mapping work.

Market for format is unclear
Appliance Land general manager Ronnie Varner boasts that his store is one of the few in the area with an actual high-definition television display. Because there are no local digital broadcasts yet, he has the set tuned to receive a satellite signal.

Intel unveils 1.5 gigahertz processor
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- Intel Corp. took the wraps off the world's fastest computer chip Tuesday in its latest bet that consumers and businesses will feel the need for more speed.

Your Style

Speaking of manners
Ask adults if they think teens are rude, and most likely you'll get a tirade of the worst sort: ``Rude.'' ``Grungy.'' ``Socially inept.''

Third installment of movie's a 'Scream'
During the shooting of the film Stab 3, the famed masked killer strikes again. This time the body count is higher, and the movie is scarier.

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

Speaking of manners

Advice line: Cheating boyfriend not worth the trouble
``I just broke up with a boy I've been going out with for 10 months. He cheated on me three times, and I cheated on him one time. I thought that was wrong, so I broke up with him. Now he's spreading all these rumors about me, and I've lost my best friend over this.'' -- 14-year-old Augusta girl

Correct procedure, clarity are needed to get on advice line

Correct procedure, clarity are needed to get on advice line
``I have been calling for the past two or three years asking for advice, and my questions were never printed. How do you go about picking which problems are used? I have had a lot of problems I thought this paper could help me with, but my question was never answered or printed.''

Third installment of movie's a 'Scream'

Advice line: Cheating boyfriend not worth the trouble

Spacecraft orbits asteroid for first time

Market for format is unclear

Privacy issue erupts online

NASA saving 'nickel, dime, quarter' in fuel

WRDW to use new broadcast technology

Canadian trial considers whether Internet sex is prostitution

Thruster problem could cut short Earth mapping