Reds' Griffey makes low-key arrival

Braves beef up bench

Greenbrier trounces Hephzibah

Braves notes: Rocker may go to Expos

Torre maintains players' union had to defend Rocker

Braves' new coach focuses on hitters' approach to job

Garth Brooks breaks in with Mets

Gamecocks three-hit Delaware State

Another Rivera surfaces

Screven defeats Jefferson

Cashing in on gender differences

Agency will profit from timber bids

Agency will profit from timber bids
The Development Authority of Richmond County will make $525,000 this year off timber sales at its future industrial park.

Business briefs: U.S. rate increases hit foreign markets
Most European and Asian stocks fell Monday amid concerns that higher interest rates in the United States would hurt corporate profits. Much of their fear stemmed from comments made by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, who indicated that more rate increases were likely if the U.S. economy did not cool down to more manageable levels.

Business briefs: U.S. rate increases hit foreign markets

Temple breaks Cincinatti's win streak

St. John's stops No. 22 UConn

UNC reserve to redshirt

Augusta State shuts down USC Spartanburg

N.C. State falls to Virginia

Furman coach reprimanded for remarks

SEC leaders control own destiny

FSU mounts comeback to beat Tech

Raps complaints about library filing
Re: Tracy Williams' letter about her ``shocking'' trip to the library:Heather G. Getha, Evans

Asks if flag critic hides behind issue

Remembers 'child-like' point of view

Rips pro-abortion attitude toward life

Vote to save tots

Likes 'honest, morally strong' candidate

The SRS at 50

Offers words to teach, learn by

Defends N. Augusta police officers

Asks unanswered questions after debate

Hits media for missing important story

In the know
Here are the nominees in major categories for this year's Grammy Awards.

Veteran's Day?
Carlos Santana announced recently that he has created a clothing line, but he should also invest in some duffel bags. He'll need them to help carry the trophies he is expected to win at the 42nd annual Grammy Awards Wednesday night at Los Angeles' Staples Center.

Triplett bags tour victory on 266th try

Match Play: A short week of work for half the field

Dallas tops Colorado

Caps, 'Canes skate to tie

Hockey tournament marred by illegal hit

Cashing in on gender differences
Another example of the differences between men and women, passed along by Aimee Elwell.

McCain in uphill fight to build wild card coalition
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. -- Janet Hess is bouncing on her toes to keep warm in the pre-dawn chill, watching George W. Bush shake hands outside a factory gate. ``I was with John McCain,'' she says, her breath forming a white stream of vapor. ``But things changed the other day.''

Germans buy Sesame Street, Jim Henson's Muppet company
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Big Bird, Kermit and Miss Piggy better brush up on their German. Munich-based EM.TV and Merchandising AG is buying the Jim Henson Co., creator of the Muppet characters known to children worldwide. The Los Angeles-based company is the biggest U.S. name to go German since Chrysler was bought up by Daimler-Benz to form DaimlerChrysler AG in 1998. The cash-and-stock deal announced today is worth $680 million. ``By acquiring the Jim Henson Company, we gain some of the most powerful and enduring kids' and family brands worldwide and get access to the world's biggest and most important media market,'' said Thomas Haffa, chief executive of EM.TV. Full storyThe Augusta Chronicle

Astronauts reel in mast, solve last-minute problem
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- After scrutinizing three-quarters of the Earth's land area, the crew of space shuttle Endeavour switched off its eye to the planet today and reeled in the radar mast. The 197-foot mast and its antenna came in smoothly, in just 18 minutes. But after the mast folded up into a canister in the shuttle cargo bay, the astronauts had to struggle for a couple of hours more to get it to latch properly. Applause broke out in Mission Control when the problem was finally solved and the mast was latched firmly on the fourth try. Full story The Augusta Chronicle

In the know

Veteran's Day?

State reviews venue-change controversy
ATLANTA -- Business owners and plaintiff lawyers are at it again.

Titanic hero's trunk goes to auction block

Council votes to settle suit with school district

Committee OKs passage of school bill

Battle planning starts early

Doctors request mental patient's release

Repairs estimated at $1 million
The Jan. 16 drawdown of the Savannah River caused more than $1 million in damages to public and private property, according to repair estimates and claims submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers.

Germans buy Sesame Street, Jim Henson's Muppet company

Records: Teachers not fired

House nixes electrocution

Tenure issue still in debate

Repairs estimated at $1 million

House nixes electrocution
ATLANTA -- Worried that the U.S. Supreme Court may be about to declare the electric chair unconstitutional, the Georgia House voted overwhelmingly Monday to switch to lethal injection as the state's method of execution.

Senate panel slashes rail service funding

Doctors request mental patient's release
After more than a decade of treatment in a mental hospital, doctors report Oscar Moore, who wounded a man and then exchanged gunfire with sheriff's officers, is well enough to go home.

Astronauts reel in mast, solve last-minute problem

Council votes to settle suit with school district
North Augusta and the Aiken County School District will attempt to settle a 3-year-old lawsuit over a tax dispute.

Historic craft slated for air show

Senators face two big votes

State reviews venue-change controversy

Correction
Incorrect numbers provided by The Associated Press for Sunday editions of The Augusta Chronicle gave readers incomplete Florida Lotto results.

Learning together

Tenure issue still in debate

State to examine schools

Committee OKs passage of school bill
ATLANTA - Another day, another 40 changes to Gov. Roy Barnes' education reform bill, in this case just in time for the Senate Education Committee to pass it Monday.

McCain in uphill fight to build wild card coalition

Senators face two big votes
ATLANTA -- The two most significant pieces of legislation taken up this session by Georgia's General Assembly will come to a head this week when the Senate votes on Gov. Roy Barnes' education reform bill and the governor's midyear budget request.

Utility job enters final stage

Across the area: Committee to study other governments

Residents' group improves community

Learning together
Nikki Turner, 6, of Aiken, hangs on tightly to her dad, Michael Turner, as they attempt to in-line skate for the first time. The two spent a spring-like President's Day at H. Odell Weeks Activity Center.

Titanic hero's trunk goes to auction block
When Augusta native Archibald Butt boarded the Titanic for its fateful maiden voyage in 1912, he left something behind: a pine trunk inscribed with the hero's now-famous name.

State to examine schools
Test-score gaps among Richmond County schools has prompted the school board to ask for a state education team's help in studying low-performing schools.

Man forges success with childhood hobby
With the sound of steel meshing to the smash of his hammer, John King gazed into the coal forge before him and was reminded of a familiar past.

Historic craft slated for air show
While the Blue Angels are the main attraction, the April 1-2 Skyfest 2000 air show also will showcase military planes from the past and present and various world-class aerial acts.

Tenure issue still in debate
ATLANTA -- Teacher groups remain opposed to ending tenure for new instructors, even though the education-reform bill now includes a compromise that guarantees a written explanation for terminations.

Residents' group improves community
AIKEN -- After watching their neighborhood come back to life during the past year, Robert and Machela Knox decided to pluck the ``For Sale'' sign out of their front yard and stay put in Crosland Park.

Paraprofessionals face uncertain future
On any given day, paraprofessionals in Columbia County schools are working with students, checking homework, supervising lunch periods and filling in when teachers are called from classrooms.

Officials clash on numbers
ATLANTA -- Policy disagreement between Georgia's Republican schools Superintendent Linda Schrenko and Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes is understandable. But their math calculations don't agree either.

Across the area: Legislator to fight capital punishment
ATLANTA -- State House leaders sponsoring a bill to change the state's execution method probably will get more than they bargained for today: a debate over the death penalty itself.

Across the area: Legislator to fight capital punishment

Records: Teachers not fired
Teachers in Richmond and Columbia counties are either doing a great job or administrators are having a hard time firing those who are inefficient.

Man forges success with childhood hobby

Battle planning starts early
AIKEN -- Pete Peters is planning a war he never will fight.

Officials clash on numbers

Across the area: Committee to study other governments
An Augusta Commission subcommittee, appointed to study the issue of an in-house law department for the consolidated government, will look at the legal representation of other governments, such as Charlotte, N.C., and Athens-Clarke County, Ga.

Correction

Tenure issue still in debate
ATLANTA -- Teacher groups remain opposed to ending tenure for new instructors, even though the education-reform bill now includes a compromise that guarantees a written explanation for terminations.

Paraprofessionals face uncertain future

Utility job enters final stage
Any boost to Augusta's aging water system likely will come too late to head off another summertime water shortage.

Senate panel slashes rail service funding
ATLANTA -- Plans for passenger-rail service in Georgia took a hit Monday when a Senate committee voted to cut funding for several projects from the state's midyear budget supplement.

Daytona's slow finish was a letdown

Knicks hold off Clippers to win

Pacers squeeze out a win over Dallas

Marbury's 39 leads Nets to win

Lakers top 76ers

Gilliam layup topples Hawks

Mrs. Essie Cartledge
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Essie Ross Cartledge, 96, of Augusta Highway, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Spencer Milford
HARLEM -- Mr. Spencer B. Milford, 49, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Frances Childs
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mrs. Frances Ouzts Childs, 81, of South Carolina Highway 178 South, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Self Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Myra Arrington
MATTHEWS, Ga. -- Mrs. Myra ``Vickie'' Arrington, 52, of Campground Road, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Jefferson County Hospital.

Mr. Lewis Baker
HEPHZIBAH -- Mr. Lewis David Baker, 84, of Storie Mill Road, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Swanner
AIKEN -- Mrs. Mary Fore Crenshaw Swanner, 90, of Rosemont Drive, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Ronnie Johnson
Mr. Ronnie Lee Johnson, 42, of South Kensington Drive, died Feb. 17, 2000, at Thomson Nursing Home.

Mr. Roosevelt Andrews
AUSTELL, Ga. -- Mr. Roosevelt ``Chad'' Andrews, 35, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Lois McKellar
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mrs. Lois Gabriel McKellar, 78, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Jenkins County Hospital.

Mrs. Miriam McMillian
Mrs. Miriam Carson McMillian, 92, of Owens Road, Evans, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Gutherie
GREENSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Mary Claire Gutherie, 41, of Bob Slack Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Willie Henry
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Willie ``Pete'' Henry, 78, of Moreland Ave., died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Savannah.

Mrs. Mary Rucker
Mrs. Mary Juline ``Julie'' Rucker, 82, of Aumond Road, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Sampson Phillips
GIBSON, Ga. -- Mr. Sampson Phillips, 91, of East Main Street, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. James Bryant Sr.
GUYTON, Ga. -- Mr. James Edward Bryant Sr., 78, of Old Oak Road, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Claudia Kelley
NINETY SIX, S.C. -- Mrs. Claudia Cooper Kelley, 52, of Lake Ridge Drive, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. William Blackmon
MCCORMICK, S.C. -- Mr. William L. ``Jack'' Blackmon, 82, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Forest View Manor.

Mrs. Constance Strobridge
Mrs. Constance J. Strobridge, 39, of Cranbrook Drive, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Dessie Fulmer
WAGENER -- Mrs. Dessie Baughman Fulmer, 89, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Pepperhill Health Care, Aiken.

Mrs. Millie Person
Mrs. Millie L. Person died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at Atlanta Medical Center.

Mrs. Betty Collins
WRENS, Ga. -- Mrs. Betty Collins, 63, of Georgia Highway 17, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Gibson Nursing Home.

Mr. Arthur Ross
HEPHZIBAH -- Mr. Arthur James Ross, 75, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000.

Mrs. Grace Borman
PELHAM, S.C. -- Mrs. Grace Davis Borman, 80, of Old Highway 14 South, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000.

Mrs. Sara Johnston
WARRENVILLE -- Mrs. Sara Boyd Johnston, 54, of Pine Log Road, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Cecil Forrester
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Cecil Page Forrester, 87, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000 at Washington Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Mrs. Ellen Jones
NORWAY, S.C. -- Mrs. Ellen Jones, 66, of Herbert Road, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Bennie Woods
Mrs. Bennie Inez Woods, 81, of Greene Street, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Lillie Robinson
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Lillie Mae Robinson, 85, of Jones Martin Road, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Spencer Milford
HARLEM -- Mr. Spencer B. Milford, 49, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Mary Brown
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Mary C. Brown, 83, of Cooper Street, died Thursday, Feb, 17, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Darryl Medina
HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Mr. Darryl Christopher Medina, 33, of Holt Street, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000.

Mr. John Scott
Mr. John Howard Scott, 63, of Lake Idylwilde Drive, Evans, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Kentwood Nursing Home.

Mr. Irving Knox Sr.
Mr. Irving G. Knox Sr., 83, of Appling, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Georgia E. Jones
TIGNALL, Ga. -- Mrs. Georgia E. Jones, 90, of North Hullin Avenue, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Elbert County Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Annie Parker
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Annie Parker, 70, of Edenfield Road, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Screven County Hospital.

Mr. Raymon Clark
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Raymon Alexander Clark Sr., 90, of Bulloch County, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Felix Sasser
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Felix A. Sasser, 81, of Trailside Drive, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000.

Mr. Ralph Blount
SOPERTON, Ga. -- Mr. Ralph ``Willie'' Blount, 79, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Ovie B. Cauley House.

Mrs. Iris Cook
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Iris Yates Cook, 85, of East McCarty Street, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Washington County Extended Care Facility.

Mr. William Blackmon

Mrs. Frances Childs

Mr. Raymon Clark

Mrs. Myra Arrington

Mrs. Claudia Kelley

Mrs. Annie Parker

Mrs. Essie Cartledge

Mrs. Mary Gutherie

Mr. Irving Knox Sr.

Mr. John Scott

Mrs. Millie Person

Mr. Sampson Phillips

Mrs. Lois McKellar

Mrs. Miriam McMillian

Mr. Ronnie Johnson

Mrs. Lillie Robinson

Mrs. Bennie Woods

Mrs. Mary Rucker

Mr. Lewis Baker

Mrs. Betty Collins

Mrs. Georgia E. Jones

Mrs. Cecil Forrester

Mrs. Constance Strobridge

Mr. Ralph Blount

Mr. Arthur Ross

Mrs. Grace Borman

Mrs. Ellen Jones

Mr. Felix Sasser

Mr. Darryl Medina

Governor's reform bill needs more revision
I STRONGLY support quality education for all children and endorse progressive efforts to bring about needed educational reform. Subsequently, I have found the revised version of Georgia House Bill 1187 (the governor's education reform bill) is a step in the right direction. To that end, my colleagues across the state have pledged to continue to work with Gov. Roy Barners and his staff to improve education and this legislation in areas of mutual concern.

Asks if flag critic hides behind issue
Has anyone bothered to question why Jesse Jackson is expending so much energy on a flag that in reality has no bearing on present day human rights? W. Paschal, Evans

Governor's reform bill needs more revision
I STRONGLY support quality education for all children and endorse progressive efforts to bring about needed educational reform. Subsequently, I have found the revised version of Georgia House Bill 1187 (the governor's education reform bill) is a step in the right direction. To that end, my colleagues across the state have pledged to continue to work with Gov. Roy Barners and his staff to improve education and this legislation in areas of mutual concern.

Hits media for missing important story
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., seeks the presidency making campaign finance reform a major issue. He says he intends to break the grip of lobbyists on Washington and return government to the people. He has not stated what specific actions on campaign finance reform he will initiate. He continues to accept lobbyists' contributions to his campaign. S.K. Ching II, Martinez

Offers words to teach, learn by
Bravos for ``the Grovetown two,'' Dr. W. Dewey Kitchens and Ward Bebe Lang, for their pithy Feb. 5 letters to the editor. Bill Craven, Waynesboro

Defends N. Augusta police officers
This is in reference to the ``whiners'' who are whining about the North Augusta Public Safety Department. Jamie Turner, North Augusta

McCain finished?
Have you ever seen a quarterback poised to throw a game-winning touchdown pass get clobbered and fumble the ball to the opposition? He's stunned and devastated.

Perceives unwelcome change in GOP
As a lifelong conservative Republican and a Christian, I can say with assuredness that the Republican Party no longer represents me. It is not conservative, it is liberal with a couple of conservative ideas. It is not correct, it is politically correct with a few standards left. It is not pro-life, it is pro-choice with a couple of restrictions. It is not moral, It is quite immoral, with a couple of virtues it is trying to hold onto. Danny Himsey, Aiken

Rips pro-abortion attitude toward life
I would like to applaud David Sisler's Feb. 12 column regarding the blind eye the majority of our citizens are turning toward the murder of our children while mourning Willie B. How can we as citizens of Georgia, South Carolina or any other of the United States of America ignore this cruel and abhorrent practice, but mourn a gorilla?! Lanette Payne, Clearwater

Likes 'honest, morally strong' candidate
The time is now. The opportunity is here. People keep saying that what this country needs in a leader is someone who is honest, intelligent, morally strong and fair. Dr. Alan L. Keyes is that man. He is committed to the highest standards of any candidate in the running this year. I believe with all our support the man can do what he says he will do. Rebecca M. Sieg, Augusta

Asks unanswered questions after debate
I watched the Feb. 15 television debate and was disappointed Larry King didn't ask why loyal Democrats are voting for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in the primaries. Surely nobody would believe they will support him in November. Alan Tewkesbury, Aiken

Backs candidate who keeps promises
I am supporting Texas Gov. George W. Bush in the Georgia GOP presidential primary on March 7. He has convinced me that he can and does deliver on his promises. How do I know this? From his record of results in Texas. He worked with Democratic legislators to form consensus on important reform programs -- programs with impressive results. Gov. Bush is a reformer with results. Leona Norton, Augusta

A plan to settle S.C. flag issue
IF YOU'RE weary of the Confederate flag debate, my announcement of a new plan may have drawn a yawn -- as in, ``here we go again.''

Remembers 'child-like' point of view
At first, I was hoping that Charles Schulz's family would change their minds and let someone else continue writing his cartoon strip. But, after thinking about it for awhile, I realize that this is a very good decision. Mr. Schulz had a unique gift for ``teaching'' us about life from a very moral, childlike point of view. He presented answers to life's questions in very simple, childlike ways, always with delightful humor that enabled one of the greatest gifts of all. We were taught to laugh at ourselves! Patty Strickland,Augusta

Vote to save tots
One reason lawyers usually find themselves at the low end of popularity polls is that many are experts at finding reasons not to do things that everybody else wants to do.

The SRS at 50
We urge everyone in the two-state region to participate at some point during the next 10 months in the year-long 50th anniversary celebration at the Savannah River Site.

Asserts media reflect racial reality
The black community is constantly complaining that blacks are always portrayed in a bad light on TV and in film. I think this is only a reflection of the reality. Eric Dalton, Jackson

Raps complaints about library filing
Re: Tracy Williams' letter about her ``shocking'' trip to the library: Heather G. Getha, Evans

Daytona complaints send NASCAR to wind tunnel

Crew wins race to get car on track

Daytona's slow finish was a letdown

Rusedski wins opener in AXA Cup

Overtime: Shea gets sweet win in Goodwill Games

Overtime: Panthers sign former Falcon Chuck Smith

Earnhardt misses top 20 finish

Late accidents shuffle Benson back

Jarrett over-takes Benson to win Daytona

Jarrett takes a giant step in title defense

Judge undercuts key Microsoft defense in final arguments
WASHINGTON -- The judge in the Microsoft antitrust trial undercut an important legal defense in final arguments Tuesday before his decision.

Two weapons incinerator workers exposed to nerve agent
TOOELE, Utah -- Two workers repairing equipment at a chemical weapons incinerator were exposed to a deadly nerve agent Sunday when it leaked into a room where they were working.

Astronauts squeeze in another day of mapping
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Endeavour's astronauts squeezed in one last day of Earth mapping on Sunday, giving scientists more radar data than they had expected a week ago.

Slimeballs pose no danger
First they thought it was a bacteria called sphaerotilus.

Shuttle lands with mapping data
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of six returned to Earth on Tuesday with more than a week's worth of radar images that will be transformed into the finest maps of the planet.

Irradiated meat coming to some stores
WASHINGTON -- Ground beef that's been zapped to kill deadly bacteria could start showing up in supermarkets next month. New rules that allow the irradiation of raw beef, pork and lamb take effect Tuesday. To its advocates, irradiation could be one of the biggest advancements in food safety since the pasteurization of milk.

Aging spacecraft faces another dangerous encounter
PASADENA, Calif. -- Galileo will make its closest flyby of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io this week as controllers race to put it through ever riskier maneuvers before the aging spacecraft conks out.

Study: Estrogen not effective treatment once Alzheimer's sets in
CHICAGO -- Research has suggested that women who take estrogen are less likely to develop Alzheimer's. But a new study found that once the mind-robbing disease sets in, the female hormone offers no benefit.

Microsoft limiting use of long-term temps
REDMOND, Wash. -- Microsoft Corp. is limiting its temporary workers to one year of employment at a time, with 100-day intervals in between -- a move that will force up to 1,500 of its contract workers to find new jobs or seek permanent positions with the company.

DaimlerChrysler unveils sedan with high fuel economy
WASHINGTON -- In the race to develop a family-sized car that gets 80 miles per gallon, DaimlerChrysler Corp. will make a trade-off: concentrating on producing an affordable sedan consumers can buy sooner rather than wringing the final bit of fuel efficiency before going to market.

Pond scum may give limitless supply of fuel
WASHINGTON -- Hydrogen may be an ideal fuel when the supply of oil and natural gas runs out, but the problem has been finding a way to produce it cheaply. Scientists now say the answer may be an ordinary pond scum.

Your style

Your style
Brandon Crane is a sophomore at Davidson Fine Arts High School.

The big screen
Xtreme Teen Board member, Brian Jones, gives a brief review on Reindeer Games and Wonder Boys.

Your style
Brandon Crane, 16, a sophomore at Davidson Fine Arts High School.

Your style

Advice line
``I have a problem at school. I hang around a lot of the girls, and all of the boys say I'm gay because I hang with all the girls. I lost my best friend because he said people are giving me a bad name. What should I do?'' -- 14-year-old Hephzibah boy

After-school studies

After-school studies
Much like eating vegetables, homework is supposed to be good for you.

The big screen

Pond scum may give limitless supply of fuel

DaimlerChrysler unveils sedan with high fuel economy

Shuttle lands with mapping data

Astronauts squeeze in another day of mapping

Irradiated meat coming to some stores

Slimeballs pose no danger

Judge undercuts key Microsoft defense in final arguments

Aging spacecraft faces another dangerous encounter