North Augusta defeats Lakeside

Strawberry suspended for one year

Aches, pains hit top stars

Braves notes: Jones has bone chip in elbow

Late start in baseball slows trip to majors

Anderson elected to Hall

Braves notebook: Agent claims Betemit in camp under protest

Celebrate differences on leap day

House OKs venue-shopping bill

Business briefs: Bargain stock buys give Dow rebound
NEW YORK -- Bargain hunters grabbed blue-chip stocks Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average soaring 176 points in a sharp recovery from last week's selloff.

Business briefs: Bargain stock buys give Dow rebound

New strip mall to be built

Correction
A brief in Sunday's business section of The Augusta Chronicle should have said that Grapevine Cafe will hold its grand opening ceremony Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Business briefs

College to operate business incubator
Augusta Technical Institute has been selected to operate a city-owned small-business incubator adjacent to its campus.

Business briefs
NEW YORK -- Technology stocks soared higher Tuesday, propelling the Nasdaq composite index to a record and helping the Dow Jones industrial average extend its recovery from last week's steep selloff.

Correction

New strip mall to be built
Outgrowth of Augusta Exchange shopping center in west Augusta soon will include a new strip mall, adding even more retail strength to the already burgeoning area.

College to operate business incubator

House OKs venue-shopping bill
ATLANTA -- The Georgia House passed legislation Monday aimed at making it easier for people to sue corporations, passing it over the objections of opponents who argued it would hurt small businesses.

Ellis: Porter admitted taking money

Momentum on side of Kennesaw State

Texas tops Kansas

Willingham has surgery on knee

Cincinnati coach says team needs attitude adjustment

Freshmen guards lead Paine women in victory

Ex-Butler star Bolton makes All-Southern Conference team

El-Amin's late plays lead UConn to win

Cremins' sendoff not going as hoped

Lady Jags, Pacers up to challenge

Clemson returns to full strength

Don't legalize 'pot'

Puzzles over bill

Fears reversal of Planning Commission

Fire Jim Larmer!

Laments retirement of 'Rev. Bill'

Says keep 'open mind' on history

Hits insurance rule for state employees

Gore lies

Blames racists for blacks' 'bad image'

The Diallo verdict

Disagrees with education reform

Supports two accused Aiken students

Capsules
In many ways, actors -- like the rich -- are different from you and me. But when it comes to food, they are very much like us, savoring favorite recipes and meals. In Autograph Celebrity Cookbook (DuPont), 25 stars share recipes, ranging from sauteed scallops and spring vegetables (Andy Garcia) to lamb wrapped in phyllo (Richard Belzer).

Age old question: Finding perfect home will take some time
Q: I am planning to sell my house and move into an apartment. What features should I look for in senior housing?

Happy Birthday!
When Gloria Benning, born on Feb. 29, 1964, went to the dentist a couple of years ago, she got a reminder that she, indeed, is a unique person.

In the know
PRICE CHECK: 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 Tuesday. No coupons or discount cards were used.

Homemade warmth
Chicken pot pie is comfort food at its best. The combination of creamy chicken and vegetables topped with a flaky crust is as welcome as a hug from your mom.

In the know
PLANET POKEMON: If you thought Pokemon trading cards put kids into a fit, just wait until the Pokemon cereal and chicken nuggets join the toothbrush and vitamins already on the market. Then there's the home video release of the movie that set box-office records in November, the scheduled release of the movie sequel Pokemon 2000 in July and 100 new characters in September.

Clarke doesn't blink in eye of the Tiger

Aiken girls visit Laurens in AAAA play

Barnwell pulls away for win

Georgia format change

Silver Bluff knocked out by Mullins

Central Gwinnett ousts Josey

Josey falls in semifinals

Lady Eagles soar past expectations

Solomon School competing in national event

Derrick scores 53 in Wardlaw playoff win

Josey center central to team's success

Lindros out at least two games

Report: Devils close to deal for Messier

Jagr due to be released from hospital

Smith puts sweat, dreams into Internet site

Late goals stop Lynx

Brashear recalls little of attack

Neilson to undergo stem cell transplant

Lynx ledger

Late goals stop Lynx

Devils deny Messier trade rumors

Celebrate differences on leap day
Happy Leap Year Day! In some communities, today's rare Feb. 29 date is considered a day of role reversal -- more specifically, a day when women can be the ones to propose marriage.

First-grader reported wounded in elementary school shooting
MOUNT MORRIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A first-grader was reported shot by another pupil this morning at an elementary school. The shooting happened at about 10 a.m. at Buell Elementary School near Flint, The Flint Journal reported. It wasn't immediately clear if the shooting was accidental or on purpose. The injured pupil was being treated at Hurley Medical Center's emergency room, spokeswoman Stephanie Motschenbacher said. The child's condition was not immediately available. The other pupil was reported in custody, the newspaper said. Mount Morris Township police said they could not release any information. Full Story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Highway wreck leaves one dead
MARTIN, S.C. -- A Florida man died Tuesday morning when the tractor-trailer he was driving all but disintegrated on South Carolina Highway 125, three miles south of Martin in Allendale County. The tanker was loaded with 50,000 pounds of liquid nitrogen, apparently purchased from an Augusta company just hours before the fatal wreck, which strewed debris along a five-mile stretch of highway. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

McCain: GOP panders to religious right leaders
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- John McCain condemned Christian conservative leaders Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell as ``agents of intolerance'' today and warned his Republican Party against ``pandering to the outer reaches of American politics.'' His rival for the GOP nomination, George W. Bush, responded that McCain ``obviously wants to divide people into camps'' and accused him of playing on ``religious fears.'' In a stinging rebuke delivered in the evangelists' home state, McCain was careful to say he wasn't attacking religious conservative voters, only ``a few of their self-appointed leaders.'' McCain said his anti-abortion record was misrepresented and one of his national campaign co-chairs smeared ``because I don't pander to them.''Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

In the know

Homemade warmth

Age old question: Finding perfect home will take some time

Capsules

In the know

House OKs state green-space initiative
ATLANTA -- Georgia's House put a resounding stamp of approval Tuesday on Gov. Roy Barnes' plan to use state grant money to encourage Georgia's largest and fastest-growing counties to set aside more land as green space.

University may face cuts in indigent care

Sharing memories
Butler High School students check out the ``Blast from the Past'' display set up Monday as part of the school's Sharing Fair 2000. Students, teachers and community members participated in the daylong fair that included presentations and recitals.

Burnettown gets grant for sidewalks
BURNETTOWN -- A $32,000 federal highway enhancement grant will enable Burnettown to construct sidewalks connecting the town's two major thoroughfares, Carline and Augusta roads.

Annex bears Westinghouse name

Group to help raise schools' test scores
Richmond County principals say they welcome the assistance of a state group that's coming Thursday to help with pupil achievement.

Across the area: GBI investigating motorist shooting
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing the shooting of a fleeing motorist by a police officer over the weekend after a Screven County prison escape and a two-county car chase.

Technical-school funds await governor's OK
Columbia County's technical-school branch officially exists.

SRS facility may receive new work
Savannah River Site's aging F-Canyon plant would remain open for several more years under a proposal being considered by officials at the federal nuclear-weapons site.

Lawmaker backs bill on attacks

Brunson to lead parade

Vandals hit McCormick's public school campuses
McCORMICK, S.C. -- McCormick police are looking for vandals who damaged classrooms at middle and high schools during the weekend.

Opponents seek probe of hearing
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Anti-zoning forces in Edgefield County say officials rigged the last public hearing to ensure that opponents of a proposed zoning ordinance would be treated unfairly.

Vandals hit McCormick's public school campuses

Unkept promise slowed recovery

Man tells of ex-girlfriend's desperate plan

Father encourages increasing tolerance
As the hometown neighborhood melts into the global village, bringing more people and cultures into contact than ever before, it's imperative that we learn to live together, said the father of an 11-year-old who was one of four little girls killed in a 1963 Alabama church bombing.

Truck driver killed in crash

Court orders pollution curbs

United Way celebrates good year

Sharing memories

Group to help raise schools' test scores

Author's novel to hit the silver screen

State midyear budget wins final approval

Cheering Dr. Seuss
Augusta State University professor Ralph Watkins (left) cheers Tuesday as Michelle Livengood (front) declares him the winner of Copeland Elementary School's reading contest.

Across the area: Panel member says fire animal director

Kidnapping case set to begin

House OKs state green-space initiative

GOP takes last stab at education reform

Augustans paying old water bills

McCain: GOP panders to religious right leaders

Technical-school funds await governor's OK

Lawsuit seeks damages from police shooting
The mother of an Augusta man killed by two Richmond County sheriff's deputies has filed suit against those officers and Sheriff Charles Webster.

First-grader reported wounded in elementary school shooting

Pupils see C-SPAN studio bus
It was a strange question for a cable network representative to ask about his network.

Opponents seek probe of hearing

University may face cuts in indigent care
Success might come at a price for University Hospital as some Augusta commissioners might try to change what University is paid for indigent care because of a large surplus last year at the hospital.

Cheering Dr. Seuss

Suspect has 3 probation violations
A man accused of opening fire on an Augusta apartment complex Sunday spent most of his adult life in Georgia's penal system, officials said.

Augustans paying old water bills
When the Augusta Utilities De-partment began cutting people's water off for not paying their utili-ty bills, the city had to buy $7,000 worth of locks.

Annex bears Westinghouse name
AIKEN -- The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, designed to make science ``come alive'' for pupils and teachers, celebrated Monday the addition of 30,000 square feet of classroom space and a television studio.

Chambers find funds for rail
ATLANTA -- The on-again, off-again funding of passenger-rail service in Georgia is back in the state's midyear budget proposal.

United Way celebrates good year
As Wachovia Bank's Robert Osborne took over the position of United Way board Chairman Tuesday, he took a lighthearted jab at outgoing Chairman J. Pierce Blanchard.

Lawmaker backs bill on attacks
ATLANTA -- Georgia Sen. Don Cheeks plans to make certain another legislator's bill addressing attacks by teen-agers -- rather than his own on the same issue -- passes the Senate.

Across the area: Panel member says fire animal director
A 19-year-old Augusta man has been indicted on felony charges of making bomb threats.

Boy may get new parents
ATHENS, Ga. -- It will be three months before an abandoned baby boy found behind recycling bins on North Avenue is placed in a permanent home, according to the Clarke County Department of Family and Children Services.

Pupils see C-SPAN studio bus

Pioneers develop American dream
SAVANNAH -- Liberty City doesn't look like anything special.

Committee offers incentive for completion

Author's novel to hit the silver screen
SAVANNAH -- After more than two years in limbo, the film version of a Savannah writer's novel might move in front of the cameras soon -- thanks to a top star's interest in playing a one-legged nun.

Pioneers develop American dream

Brunson to lead parade
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Tommy Brunson was only 11 months old when he made his debut in the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Father encourages increasing tolerance

Unkept promise slowed recovery
ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. -- Four generations of Daises have lived and worked on land that their ancestors purchased on St. Helena Island in South Carolina after they were emancipated from slavery.

Agency to revitalize Laney-Walker area

GOP takes last stab at education reform
ATLANTA -- Republicans made a last unsuccessful attempt Monday in the Georgia House to change Gov. Roy Barnes' education-reform bill. But they say they hope their loss on the floor will translate into useful campaign fodder this fall.

Education bill questioned

Education bill questioned
State school Superintendent Linda Schrenko said she considers part of the governor's education reformbill unconstitutional and is checking into the possibility of filing a lawsuit.

Truck driver killed in crash
MARTIN, S.C. -- A Tampa, Fla., man died Tuesday morning when the tractor-trailer he was driving all but disintegrated in a wreck on South Carolina Highway 125, three miles south of Martin in Allendale County.

Kidnapping case set to begin
AIKEN -- A jury today will hear the bizarre case against a Jackson teen accused of kidnapping an entire family in 1998, possibly to get their unborn child.

Senate Democrats thwart ethics bill
ATLANTA -- Senate Democrats thwarted a Republican attempt Tuesday to prohibit Georgia legislators from accepting even a cup of coffee from lobbyists.

Agency to revitalize Laney-Walker area
Augusta neighborhoods between Seventh and 12th streets, bordered by Laney-Walker Boulevard and Walton Way, are littered with debris and dotted with over-grown lawns and abandoned, decaying homes.

Across the area: GBI investigating motorist shooting

Committee offers incentive for completion
An Augusta commission committee voted Monday to give contractors cash incentives to beat the projected completion dates for projects intended to deliver more water to the Tobacco Road area.

Lawsuit seeks damages from police shooting

State midyear budget wins final approval
ATLANTA -- The General Assembly on Tuesday gave final approval to a midyear budget that compromises on financing passenger-rail studies but substantially reduces funding for separate Georgia House and Senate versions of the spending plan provided to help welfare recipients enter the work force.

Man tells of ex-girlfriend's desperate plan
AIKEN -- Kidnapping suspect Kristen Thompson was so desperate to collect $10,000 in a baby-snatching scheme, she lured a North Augusta woman to her home intending to steal an unborn baby from the woman's womb, the suspect's ex-boyfriend testified Tuesday.

Augustan celebrates birthday on leap day
Allean Goodwin is celebrating her 24th birthday today. In attendance at her party will be her daughter, her granddaughter, her great-great-granddaughter and her great-great-great-grandson.

Court orders pollution curbs
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must accelerate efforts to limit water pollution in Georgia rivers and lakes because state regulators have failed to do so, according to a federal court ruling.

Accessory in killing finishes sentence
A Columbia County man convicted in the 1994 death of Lakeside High School student Melanie Richey is free.

Raptors get 30th win of season

Hardaway thinks McGrady will leave Toronto

Mrs. Louise Edenfield
SAVANNAH -- Mrs. Louise Burke Edenfield, 91, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Candler Hospital.

Mrs. Clara Johnson
TWIN CITY, Ga. -- Mrs. Clara Whittington Johnson, 87, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Candler County Hospital.

Mr. Oneal Rawls
SALLEY -- Mr. Oneal Rawls, 71, of Brown Pond Road, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Bernice Herron
STUART, Neb. -- Mrs. Bernice L. Herron, 58, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Rosalyn Rogers
CAMDEN, S.C. -- Mrs. Rosalyn McDaniel Rogers, 70, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000.

Mrs. Margaret Jenkins
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Margaret L. Jenkins, 64, of Bobolink Avenue, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Carrie Crosby
LANGLEY -- Mrs. Carrie Ellen Sapp Crosby, 75, of Piney Heights Road, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. John Anderson
BELVEDERE -- Mr. John W. Anderson, 85, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Georgia War Veterans Home, Milledgeville, Ga.

Mrs. Birdie Molden
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Mrs. Birdie Mae Molden, 77, of West Avenue, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Park Ridge Hospital.

Mr. James Scott
Mr. James L. Scott, 68, of Warren Street, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Wyman Hartley
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mr. Wyman Hartley, 35, of Walker Road, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Thomas Darden Jr.
SHARON, Ga. -- Mr. Thomas E. Darden Jr., 57, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000.

Mrs. Lottie Duggan
WARTHEN, Ga. -- Mrs. Lottie Duggan, 96, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, in Sandersville.

Mr. William Driggers
HEPHZIBAH -- Mr. William Henry Driggers, 58, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mrs. Betty Gray
SPARTA, Ga. -- Mrs. Betty Green Gray, 76, of Titt Harper Valley Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at her residence.

Ms. June Dorn
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mrs. June Bryan Dorn, 63, of Ouzts Road, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. James Williams
AIKEN -- Mr. James D. ``Jack'' Williams, 79, of Henry Street, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Leoma Bright
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Leoma D. Bright, 82, of Rentz Street, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Don Johnson III
MACON -- Don Jay Johnson III, infant son of Don Jay Johnson II and Queenie M. Johnson, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospitals.

Mr. Mel Cecchine
Mr. Mel D. Cecchine, 55, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Hewitt, Texas.

Mr. Claude Whitehurst Sr.
AIKEN -- Mr. Claude Harril Whitehurst Sr., of Graystone Court, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Carrie Crosby
LANGLEY -- Mrs. Carrie Ellen Sapp Crosby, 75, of Piney Heights Road, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. G.W. Ferguson
WASHINGTON, Ga. -- Mr. G.W. ``Buck'' Ferguson, 87, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Warrenton Rehabilitation Center, Warrenton.

Ms. Ruby Barr
Mrs. Ruby M. Barr died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Freeman Cummings Jr.
Mr. Freeman Cummings Jr., 51, of Shadowood Drive, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Jimmie Harris
Mr. Jimmie Harris, 60, of Hazel Street, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Wyman Hartley

Mr. Freeman Cummings Jr.

Mr. G.W. Ferguson

Mr. William Driggers

Mr. James Williams

Mr. John Anderson

Mr. James Scott

Don Johnson III

Mrs. Lottie Duggan

Ms. Ruby Barr

Mrs. Louise Edenfield

Mr. Jimmie Harris

Mr. Mel Cecchine

Mrs. Bernice Herron

Ms. June Dorn

Mrs. Margaret Jenkins

Mrs. Rosalyn Rogers

Mr. Thomas Darden Jr.

Mr. Oneal Rawls

Mrs. Leoma Bright

Mrs. Birdie Molden

Mrs. Clara Johnson

Supports two accused Aiken students
This letter is in regard to South Aiken High School students Quentin Holston and Terrence Callahan. I feel the situation with them has been taken too far. I have known these boys over the years and have always had an extreme amount of respect for them. I feel that this has turned into a racial issue. (I am not partial, either, because I am a white, 16-year-old female). Catherine Chesser, Aiken

Blames racists for blacks' 'bad image'
Re Eric Dalton's Feb. 21 letter: Kellie Harper-Lee, Augusta

Disagrees with education reform
I am a 21-year veteran of Georgia public schools who disagrees with the education reform measures now under consideration. Everyone believes he knows what is wrong with the schools, but I seldom see parents or lawmakers observing in the classroom. Lora Raines, Bartow

Fears reversal of Planning Commission
Five years ago my wife and I bought five acres on Clary Cut Road. ... We were looking to buy land in a different area, but fell in love with the beauty of Clary Cut Road. The land we bought had restrictions such as the builder had to build at least a 1,400 square-foot home and you could not have more than two out-buildings, etc. After purchasing the land, we built our first home. We were 23 years old and so proud. DeWayne & Andrea Smoak, Harlem

Ga. ethics bill a start
The Georgia Senate is making some progress on the ethics front, but much more still needs to be done.

Hits insurance rule for state employees
There is a proposal to increase Georgia's Peachcare qualification limit to $40,000 per year for a family of four. This is good news. However, I am a divorced mother of three making $21,000 per year and not eligible to receive Peachcare because I am a state employee. Diana Griffin, Augusta

Protests 'disservice' to Alan Keyes
The Chronicle's Feb. 18 editorial did a disservice to the people supporting the views of presidential candidate Alan Keyes. By dismissing him as a ``braying moralizer,'' you also dismiss their concerns about the moral drift of the country. The issues of this election are not only economic ones or campaign reform. The issue of abortion on demand, enunciated unambiguously by Mr. Keyes, cuts to the core of the future of this country of diverse peoples. Hector Guerrero, Evans

Whines about 'crybaby' sports column
Rick Dorsey's column should be called ``crybaby sports.'' Mr. Dorsey does not report sports, but whines about sports. David Mathews, Hephzibah

Slams 'genocide' of crepe myrtle
It is pruning season again and the crape myrtles are under attack. They have been sentenced to the guillotine! As I drive our Augusta city streets, it is heartbreaking to view the carnage that has happened to these beautiful trees. Dudley Baird, Augusta

Laments retirement of 'Rev. Bill'
It was a sad day to area outdoorsmen when ``Reverend'' Bill Babb retired as The Chronicle's Outdoors editor. His cathedral ceiling was held up by Georgia pines and the baptismal pool was any area lake, although he occasionally sprinkled his flock with heavenly showers. His sermons could be found in most Sunday Sports sections of your newspaper, next to the last page. Tyron Morris, Waynesboro

Gore lies
Quotes (from a Feb. 20 ABC-TV interview) that the Republican presidential nominee can later use against Vice President Al Gore, courtesy of Democrat Bill Bradley:

Fire Jim Larmer!
Why is it that of all the animal control centers in our two-state area, just the one in Augusta-Richmond County's has to destroy the entire canine population -- 82 dogs -- to prevent the spread of distemper?

Don't legalize 'pot'
Special interest groups seeking to decriminalize marijuana use are making a martyr of Louis Covar. The Richmond County quadriplegic was sentenced recently to seven years at Baldwin State Prison's outpatient clinic for violating his probation on marijuana possession.

Likes Keyes' principles, program
So now we have seen them (GOP presidential candidates George W. Bush and John McCain) -- two kids squabbling over trivia -- making faces at each other. (George Sr. had it right when he referred to George W. as my ``boy.'' Jack Walter, Johnston

Opposes closing reservoir to public
I was incensed when I first heard about plans to restrict access to this beautiful area of Augusta -- the Augusta Reservoir. Bill Hamilton, Augusta

Says keep 'open mind' on history
This is in response to letter writer Watson Clark's comments that there was no need for slavery. He is another dummy who does not know anything of true history. S. Hillman, North Augusta

Finds closure in DSS shooting case
This past week brought to closure three years of trauma for many people involved with the Department of Social Services shootings in North Augusta. T. L. Wetherington, North Augusta

Puzzles over bill
Recently in The Chronicle ``Rants and Raves'' there was an item about add-on charges on our phone bill. I also am perplexed when I get our phone bill, which is substantially higher, with charges I don't understand. I called the telephone company and got no satisfaction. Carl W. Rafoth, Augusta

The Diallo verdict
What a stunning verdict. Four white New York police officers who shot at an innocent, unarmed black African immigrant 41 times, hitting him 19 times, were acquitted Friday on all charges of murder.

Bowe gets 30 days in prison

Overtime: Stallions pass 1,000 mark in season tickets

Flag issue puts SoCon's White in a tight spot

Overtime: Georgia beats Georgia Tech, stays unbeaten

Lawyer: Bowe brain-damaged when agreed to plead guilty

Lewis co-defendant asks for own trial

Finnish qualifier springs upset in Copenhagen

Athletes try new argument in NCAA racial lawsuit

Study seeks pre-processing testing of beef
WASHINGTON -- The government could reduce the chance of deadly bacteria getting into ground beef by testing cattle hides and carcasses before the meat is processed, according to a study released today.

Computer industry: New anti-hacker laws not needed
WASHINGTON -- Congress appears eager to propose new or broader computer crime laws amid dramatic attacks on some of the Internet's flagship sites, but the technology industry is reluctant about broader government involvement even in online security.

Leap Day causes minor computer glitches
Leap Day brought scattered and minor computer glitches around the world today in perhaps the final echo of the Y2K problem that wasn't.

Observatory has computer Y2K-related glitch
In a sign of the Y2K-like problems that experts around the world will be watching for today, leap day threw off computer calendars at Japan's Meteorological Agency.

Implants show early promise for treating hemophilia
NEW YORK -- Thimble-size implants let guinea pigs and a monkey churn out a protein that can treat hemophilia, suggesting a new approach to treatment.

Teens connect with high-tech grant
BOSTON -- Most afternoons, Sean Galloway, 17, can be found at the Computer Clubhouse playing with 3-D imagery and designing graphics.

More consumers opting for wireless as principal phone
NEW ORLEANS -- Thousands of consumers are untangling themselves from the cords that once connected them to the outside world. Now when they make a phone call, they use a wireless.

Philip Morris open to FDA regulation of tobacco
NEW YORK -- A Philip Morris Cos. executive said the nation's largest cigarette maker is willing to discuss some government regulation of the embattled tobacco industry.

Microsoft expanding its wireless Web presence
NEW ORLEANS -- Getting e-mail, stock quotes, and weather reports while on the go is great, but consumers will also need ways to control the information coming at them to prevent wireless overload, Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates said Monday.

Teen trends dissected

Adults are too quick to stereotype teen-agers
Teens face stereotyping every day. One reason may be that many adults seem to think teens are too young to handle responsibility or take on large tasks.

Advice line: Be sure of your feelings before moving on friend
``I've known this guy since third grade, and we've been really good friends. Now I'm starting to like him as more than a friend, and I don't know how to tell him. I don't want to change our friendship. I want him to like me, too, but I don't know how to do it.''

It IS what you wear...

Teen trends dissected
As part of our experiment on teen stereotypes, we asked some Augusta-area public figures to take the Xtreme Quiz to see how well they know teens.

It IS what you wear...
Before and after photos of Elizabeth Barron (left), 16, and Ashley Stevens, 15, both sophomores at Harlem High School, reveal obvious changes.

Adults are too quick to stereotype teen-agers

Advice line: Be sure of your feelings before moving on friend

Computer industry: New anti-hacker laws not needed

Implants show early promise for treating hemophilia

Philip Morris open to FDA regulation of tobacco

Microsoft expanding its wireless Web presence

Leap Day causes minor computer glitches

Study seeks pre-processing testing of beef

More consumers opting for wireless as principal phone

Teens connect with high-tech grant