Braves notes: Sanders favorite for No. 2 spot in order

Millwood has shaky start

Rocker pitches for first time since suspension

Five Astros tied up, robbed

Knights sail past Panthers

Rocker to make first start of spring

Broxton, Bears defeat Thomson

Cross Creek gets jump on Butler

Women must like tall men

Business briefs: Retail sales rise despite high prices
WASHINGTON -- Americans, unfazed by rising interest rates and higher gasoline prices, snapped up cars, clothing and groceries in February and caused retail sales to jump by 1.1 percent, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

Financial reforms slow to gain momentum

Business briefs: Retail sales rise despite high prices

Venue bill wins OK in Senate
ATLANTA -- Anyone seeking damages from a Georgia corporation could soon have more options, something that worries opponents of a bill that passed the state Senate on Monday.

Davis OKs purchase of 5 stations
Davis Broadcasting Inc., the owner of five Augusta radio stations targeting black consumers, has agreed to be purchased by the nation's largest urban radio network.

Business briefs: FCC fashions plan for airwaves trading
WASHINGTON -- The federal government is developing plans to treat airwaves as commodities to be bought and sold on the open market.

Davis OKs purchase of 5 stations

Business briefs: FCC fashions plan for airwaves trading

Venue bill wins OK in Senate

Financial reforms slow to gain momentum
More than four months after federal legislation removed regulatory barriers among the nation's financial institutions, the people who represent banks, investment agencies and insurance companies say change has been slow to happen.

Donnan looks for discipline

Seeds puzzle SEC teams

Temple looks good to 1999 bracket winner

Injured Martin leads All-America

Temple looks good to 1999 bracket winner

Kentucky forward suspended

Shark alert: Tark swims in NCAA waters again

Tournament filled with contenders

Deacons,Wolfpack advance

Samford taking different approach to tournament

Duke finishes at No. 1 for second straight season

Aiken Tech begins tournament today

Lineup lacks one dominant team

Knights set for tournament

Denies `excuse' cause of funding delay

Says education reform begins at home

Seeks equal standards for firefighters

Mulls `Rants and Raves,' other topics

Another new agency

Urges re-evaluation of dress code

Dems help NRA

Notes Corps has 'different agenda'
The New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam was constructed in 1937 under a statute authorizing the Army Corps of Engineers to construct, operate and maintain the dam in support of commercial navigation from Savannah to Augusta. This statutory authority was the legal basis for one of the many federally sponsored construction projects of that era designed to jump-start a moribund economy.Thomas J. Zwemer, Augusta

Opposes use of Messerly plant sludge

Cease fire

Expresses outrage over quiz show

It's what you eat
As part of her weight-loss program, Mrs. Sanchez keeps a diary of all the food she consumes to help her and her dietitian keep track of her eating patterns.

Age old question: Brushes are convenient in dental care
Q: Are electric toothbrushes better for gums and teeth than regular brushes? -- D.F., Martinez

In the know
NATURAL BEAUTY: A new guide, The Waterfalls of South Carolina, offers detailed directions to 25 of the state's most beautiful waterfalls. The information was compiled by Be

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.

A quiche for real men
They arrive at the station at 7 a.m. to put in a 24-hour shift, leaving behind wives and children to protect my family and yours. Some days they spend hours waiting for the fire bell to ring, but on other days they'll answer half a dozen calls before lunch. They're the envy of every 4-year-old boy, and a hero to anyone who has ever needed their help.

Small portions
Belgian endive is a wonderful little pale-green member of the chicory family.

Tiger Test: The ultimate challenge to be like Woods

Lynx find right offensive formula

Lynx ledger

Thrashers dump veterans at trade deadline

Women must like tall men
It's official. Tall guys get the girls.

Lease approved for Stallions
The season is still a few weeks away, but Frank Lawrence, owner of the Augusta Stallions arena2football team, is already feeling like a winner. On Tuesday morning, the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority finally approved a lease agreement making the coliseum the Stallions' home field for the next three years. ``I just want to thank the authority for their efforts on our behalf,'' said Mr. Lawrence. ``I'm just really pleased to have a chance to play in the arena. The players are in town, camp starts this week, the players have found enough jobs. The quarterback has a job ... We just look forward to playing in the arena and having a good season.'' In approving the contract, the authority agreed to cover the costs of building a locker room, a training room, showers and toilets for the football team. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Kiwanis Club selects STAR student
With an SAT score of 1,590, Daniel Lassiter outscored 13 other High school seniors to become the Augusta Kiwanis club's STAR student of the year on Monday. Daniel, a student at Westminster Preparatory School, along with his favorite teacher, Randall Nichols, were honored during a luncheon at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center. Mr. Nichols teaches Latin and Greek. ``This is great,'' Daniel said of being the top scorer. He credited Mr. Nichols with helping him achieve. ``He's taught me the last five years in Greek and Latin and has had a lot of influence on my academic career and me as a person,'' Daniel said about Mr. Nichols. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

In the know

In the know

It's what you eat

A quiche for real men

Small portions

Age old question: Brushes are convenient in dental care

Boxer buys area home

New rules may threaten PE classes

House passes measure to protect children

Three accused in scam

Police seize marijuana plants
For the second time in a week, narcotics investigators have broken up a marijuana factory in south Richmond County.

Across the area: Missing cow lured, captured by owner

School counselor will run for Congress

Council begins fulfilling Westinghouse promises

Democrat proposes public financing bill

Chairman blasts EMA chief

House passes measure to protect children
ATLANTA -- Under a bill that passed the House on Tuesday, physicians soon could have the authority to keep children for 24 hours when they suspect abuse.

Panel OKs second Hendrick trial bill

Across the area: Ex-band director released on bond

Officials to discuss division of sales tax

Officials to discuss division of sales tax
Columbia County commissioners will meet today with representatives from Harlem and Grovetown to discuss dividing up more than $57 million in projected local-option 1 cent sales tax revenue.

Irish get reprieve on Friday

Police have no suspects

Edgefield gets closer to zoning

Corps may change position on lock and dam

Westminster claims top student

Police look for answers in teens' deaths

Phelon suit says threat was known

Democrat proposes public financing bill
ATLANTA -- After months of trying to persuade some Georgia lawmakers to back public financing of state elections, campaign finance reform advocates now have a high-ranking House Democrat working on their behalf.

Record run demands appreciation

Irish get reprieve on Friday
SAVANNAH -- Irish tradition: corned beef on St. Patrick's Day.

Council holds off annexing

Police search for car

Hydrant tests cost business
Rusty water in Bob Miller's film-processing equipment has given him a scare. Despite the Richmond County Fire Department's efforts to alert residents of countywide fire hydrant tests -- and the accompanying discolored water and low pressure -- Mr. Miller was caught off guard.

Pair imprisoned for Aiken car break-ins

Chairman blasts EMA chief
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- In a scene resembling a classroom harangue, Burke County Commission Chairman Ellis Godbee blasted the county's Emergency Management Agency chief Tuesday for moonlighting as a campus security guard.

Corps may change position on lock and dam
The Army Corps of Engineers is eager to renegotiate its position on closing the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam, a former congressman told riverfront homeowners Tuesday night.

Schools may cut aides in third-grade classes
Columbia County third-grade classes would be without paraprofessionals under a proposal presented to school board members Tuesday.

Council begins fulfilling Westinghouse promises
AIKEN -- The Aiken City Council has begun fulfilling its promises to Westinghouse Government Services, easing the corporate giant's move to Aiken.

Three accused in scam
Three people connected with a now-defunct dance studio that was the subject of a successful civil lawsuit were indicted Tuesday on theft and racketeering charges.

Advisory board under scrutiny
The Richmond County Animal Control board that tried to promote pet adoptions, a spaying initiative and more humane treatment of animals at the county pound might be neutered by a city commission action.

City enforces picture rules
AIKEN -- Nestled behind a serpentine wall in the shade of ancient oaks and cedars, Aiken's Hopeland Gardens are a popular backdrop for pictures, especially pictures of brides.

School counselor will run for Congress
TRENTON, S.C. -- George Brightharp isn't afraid of giants.

Edgefield gets closer to zoning
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Time is running out for the Concerned Citizens for Edgefield County.

Executive announces Senate bid

New rules may threaten PE classes
On any given day, Sharon Sullivan leads her middle school physical education class through a variety of activities, such as flag football, soccer and volleyball.

Police look for answers in teens' deaths
SAVANNAH -- Students returned to Beach High School on Monday after a Friday-night shooting left two teens dead and another wounded. And while family members and friends continue to mourn, the question remains: Why?

Across the area: Missing cow lured, captured by owner
Haskell Boyd, who accidentally released seven cows onto Atomic Road last week, called police Tuesday and said they can stop looking for the last animal, North Augusta Public Safety said.

Phelon suit says threat was known
AIKEN -- Court documents in a civil lawsuit sparked by Arthur Hastings Wise's 1997 rampage through R.E. Phelon Co.'s plant show a security guard had warned plant officials of the need for more safety measures.

Police have no suspects
What might have been a promising lead in the hit-and-run accident that left a 4-year-old Augusta girl in critical condition turned out to be nothing Tuesday, leaving investigators without a suspect for the second-straight day.

Westminster claims top student
With an SAT score of 1,590, Daniel Lassiter outscored 13 other high school seniors to become the Augusta Kiwanis Club's STAR student of the year.

Lease approved for Stallions

Police search for car
Richmond County deputies are searching for a hit-and-run driver who left a 4-year-old girl critically injured Monday morning.

Mother sentenced in murder-suicide attempt

House OKs Augusta water board bill
A bill that would create a water authority to take over Augusta's waterworks passed Monday in the Georgia House and now goes to the Senate.

Tournament filled with contenders

Boxer buys area home
The name of embattled former heavyweight boxer Riddick Bowe has appeared on a deed for a new home near Hephzibah.

City enforces picture rules

Across the area: Ex-band director released on bond
David Faulk, the former band director at North Augusta High School, was released from the Aiken County Detention Center during the weekend, more than a month after his arrest on an embezzlement charge.

Police search for car

Pair imprisoned for Aiken car break-ins
AIKEN -- Two men charged in a string of car break-ins at three Aiken apartment complexes last year were sentenced to jail time Monday after pleading guilty and agreeing to pay restitution.

Advisory board under scrutiny

Young offender gets jail term
AIKEN -- The Windsor man pressured by his petite girlfriend to hold a North Augusta family at gunpoint in her baby-selling scheme was handed a youthful incarceration term Monday that could have him out of prison in six months.

Panel OKs second Hendrick trial bill
ATLANTA -- Georgia's Senate Judiciary Committee recommended passage Tuesday of a bill by Rep. Jack Connell that would give Juvenile Court judges the power to order adult trials for 13- and 14-year-olds accused of aggravated battery.

Council holds off annexing
AIKEN -- The Aiken City Council balked Monday at annexing 186.09 acres for expansion of Woodside Plantation after learning the developer really didn't know what would be built there.

Budget is approved by panel
ATLANTA -- Besides adding nearly $8 million in ``pork'' projects, Georgia Senate budget writers Tuesday mostly tweaked Gov. Roy Barnes' $14.4 billion 2001 budget request before sending it on to the Senate floor.

Executive announces Senate bid
AIKEN -- Graniteville businessman Robert G. Gossett formally announced his bid Monday for South Carolina's Senate, challenging incumbent Clearwater Democrat Tommy Moore.

Mother sentenced in murder-suicide attempt
AIKEN -- A former plastic surgeon who slashed her 7-year-old son's throat in a murder-suicide attempt in 1998 was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in a work-release program and five years probation.

House OKs Augusta water board bill

Young offender gets jail term

Budget is approved by panel

NBA notes

NBA backs up stand on mikes with hefty fines

Elliot returns after kidney transplant

Elliot a starter in Spurs' win

Carter gets for 23 in Raptors' victory

In Washington, Jordan vanishes into thin Air

Marino makes an emotional farewell

Stallions' lease gains authority's approval

Ray Lewis works out with Ravens

Prosecution in Lewis case refuses immunity for witness

Record run demands appreciation

NFL hands down first suspensions under new anti-crime policy

Mr. Richard Gordon
Mr. Richard J. Gordon, 68, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Robert Flournoy
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Robert ``Bob'' Flournoy, 50, of Godbee Road, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at Burke County Hospital, Waynesboro.

Mrs. Pat Price
BARTOW, Ga. -- Mrs. Pat Elizabeth Price, 82, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at Oconee Health Care.

Mr. James Crocker
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. James ``Jamie'' Terrell Crocker, of Elton Avenue, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Lois Moyers
HAMBURG, Ark. -- Mrs. Lois Eva Franklin Moyers, 76, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at Drew Memorial Hospital, Monticello.

Mrs. Mary Morris
Mrs. Mary Jeanette Lonergan Morris, 73, of Martinez, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. William Barrs Sr.
SCREVEN COUNTY, Ga. -- Mr. William Brooks Barrs Sr., 79, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at Tift General Hospital, Tifton.

Mrs. Alice Roland
Mrs. Alice E. Roland, 67, of Pine Street, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. James Pryor Sr.
Mr. James ``Jack'' Pryor Sr., of Grand Boulevard, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Dr. Stanley Nave
Dr. Stanley E. Nave, 49, of Low Meadow Drive, Evans, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Lloyd Roberts Sr.
THOMSON -- Mr. Lloyd Roberts Sr., 74, of Carver Street, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Margie McLaughlin
AIKEN -- Mrs. Margie Alene McLaughlin, 82, of Silver Bluff Road, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Claude Flynt
WASHINGTON, Ga. -- Mr. Claude Wesley Flynt, 83, of Lincolnton Road, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Gladys Tasket
Mrs. Gladys West Tasket, 92, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Robert Atkinson
LENEXA, Kan. -- Mr. Robert J. ``Bob'' Atkinson, 60, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Anne Brown
SPRINGFIELD, S.C. -- Mrs. Anne Elizabeth Counts Brown, 60, of Samaria Road, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Pensacola Storey
EASTOVER, S.C. -- Mrs. Pensacola Haithcock Storey, 97, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Maude Rogers
BEECH ISLAND -- Mrs. Maude Oellerich Rogers, 88, of Urquhart Drive, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Christopher Andrews
Mr. Christopher A. Andrews, 22, of Garden Brook Drive, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Ida Edwards
COLUMBIA -- Mrs. Ida Kunigunda Schmitt Edwards, 71, of Driftwood Drive, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at Lexington County Hospital.

Mr. Carl Oliver
WILMINGTON, Del. -- Mr. Carl Francis Oliver, 40, died Friday, March 10, 2000.

Mr. Henry Page
SOPERTON, Ga. -- Mr. Henry Milton Page, 76, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at Fairview Park Hospital, Dublin.

Mrs. Emma Buckner
Mrs. Emma Moye Hinson Buckner, 83, of Martinez, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Miss Wanda Fielder
Miss Wanda Kaye Fielder, 39, of Deans Bridge Road, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Howell Cobb
Mr. Howell Dunham Cobb, 87, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Nora Swann
UNION POINT, Ga. -- Mrs. Nora Mathis Swann, 92, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at Greene Point Nursing Home.

Miss Melissa Guess
NEW ELLENTON -- Miss Melissa Colette Guess, 18, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Vicki Bell
AIKEN -- Mrs. Vicki O'Rear Bell, 41, of John Scott Road, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Genie Swanson
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Genie Golden Swanson, 95, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at Burke County Hospital.

Mr. John Barnes
WHITE PLAINS, Ga. -- Mr. John Hugh Barnes, 46, of Myrtle Street, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at Athens Regional Hospital, Athens.

Mr. John Smithwick
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Mr. John Smithwick, 85, of West Adams Street, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Mr. Walter Gibbons
AIKEN -- Mr. Walter E. ``Walt'' Gibbons, 59, of Alfred Street, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Mamie Brinson
Mrs. Mamie J. Brinson, 93, of Park Place Court, died Friday, March 10, 2000.

Mr. James Rhoden Jr.
Mr. James Otis Rhoden Jr., 77, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home.

Mr. Marion Harper
NEW ELLENTON -- Mr. Marion L. Harper, 82, of South Boundary Street, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Mrs. Genie Swanson

Mr. Christopher Andrews

Mr. John Smithwick

Mrs. Mary Morris

Mr. Claude Flynt

Mr. Carl Oliver

Mr. Richard Gordon

Mr. Walter Gibbons

Mr. James Pryor Sr.

Miss Wanda Fielder

Mrs. Vicki Bell

Mrs. Gladys Tasket

Dr. Stanley Nave

Miss Melissa Guess

Mr. Lloyd Roberts Sr.

Mr. Henry Page

Mrs. Lois Moyers

Mrs. Alice Roland

Mr. John Barnes

Mrs. Mamie Brinson

Mrs. Pensacola Storey

Mr. Howell Cobb

Mrs. Pat Price

Mr. James Crocker

Mrs. Ida Edwards

Mrs. Anne Brown

Mrs. Margie McLaughlin

Defeat water panel
Somehow the notion has taken hold among some in our community that a newly-created Augusta Water Authority could do more than the City Commission is doing to clear up the city's seemingly never-ending water woes.

Notes Corps has 'different agenda'
The New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam was constructed in 1937 under a statute authorizing the Army Corps of Engineers to construct, operate and maintain the dam in support of commercial navigation from Savannah to Augusta. This statutory authority was the legal basis for one of the many federally sponsored construction projects of that era designed to jump-start a moribund economy. Thomas J. Zwemer, Augusta

Says education reform begins at home
Despite all the recent rhetoric about educational reform, I do not think we as a nation are serious about educational reform. Do we really value our children and their future? A recent feature story in the Feb. 27 Parade magazine proves we do not. Otherwise would Deion Sanders receive a salary of $11.5 million while a high school teacher has a salary of $33,000? Or should Steve Spurrier be receiving a salary of $193,315 instead of allocating some of that available money to teach football players like Peter Warrick and others to not make poor moral or ethical choices? Jill McCoy, Augusta

Urges re-evaluation of dress code
It's that time of year again for Columbia County students to wear skirtsshorts and the schools are once again acting like policemen in deciding who should be sent home for being improperly clothed. Unfortunately, it's usually up to the teacher to decide if the shorts are too short, and some teachers think they are playing God in deciding. They choose to interrupt teaching and educating, as they see fit to embarrass each child. They also make us, as parents, feel that we are improperly dressing our child. Why not just call the Department of Family and Children Services on us? Lisa Suppa, Evans

Chides commission for vote change
With its recent approval of the ``Kelly Acres'' development off of Clary Cut Road, the Columbia County Planning Commission (with the exception of Mary Ann Trudeau) has decided to put Columbia County into the practice of making people millionaires. Philip Wyatt, Appling

Expresses outrage over quiz show
I never thought I would ever write a letter to The Chronicle, but after what I saw March 7 on ABC's Who Wants to be a Millionaire? I can't help myself -- I am outraged. Eva-Maria Proudfit, Martinez

Punting for victory
Vision and leadership -- put the two together and you come up with last week's announcement that the Greater Augusta Sports Council will sponsor the Ray Guy Award, honoring the nation's best collegiate gridiron punter.

Mulls `Rants and Raves,' other topics
As much as I like the idea of the ``Rants and Raves,'' you folks have got to do something to improve it. I have been trying to read your online version because the topics are more forthright there than you will publish in the daily editions. However, one thing really irks me: It is poorly set up and difficult to follow any thread. Get your act together and straighten it up; take a look at any newsgroup program and get a clue. Alan Horner, Augusta

Opposes use of Messerly plant sludge
As a citizen of Jefferson County, I oppose the Georgia Environmental Protection Division's proposal to amend the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and allow sludge from Augusta's J. B. Messerly Water Pollution Control Plant to be applied on approximately 558 acres in Jefferson County. Larry M. Hodges, Louisville

Denies `excuse' cause of funding delay
I want to correct an erroneous statement in your recent editorial, ``Harbin to the rescue,'' which dealt with a funding issue for the Columbia County schools. The issue arose when the Georgia Department of Education was informed on Dec. 16 of the error, due to new software, in student counts submitted by Columbia County for additional mid-year funding. Bill Gambill, Atlanta

Raps paper for grim reaper cartoon
I was totally appalled at the March 1 Rick McKee ``cartoon'' of the grim reaper holding the dead puppy. W. Garrison, Martinez

Seeks equal standards for firefighters
Did you know that Augusta has never had female firefighters? Did you know that there are six female firefighter trainees at this time? These trainees should be expected to take and pass the same tests that male trainees take, right? You'd think so, but it is not the case. It would be pretty scary should one of these trainees end up at a station in your neighborhood. Should the standards be lowered for the males? I certainly hope not. Someone needs to be able to put out the fire. Someone needs to be able to save a life. Terry Henley, North Augusta

Slams governor's education bill
Last week a local commentator referred to Georgia House Bill 1187 as the education destruction bill. Unfortunately for Georgia's school children, he was correct. H.B. 1187 will indeed set Georgia's schools backward.Davida L. Johnson, Augusta

Dems help NRA
While President Clinton has been blasting away at the National Rifle Association, top elected Democrats in Georgia backed the nation's premier Second Amendment defender during a crucial state Senate vote.

Says racism still exists in U.S.
The more I read your newspaper and listen to the news media, I know that racism still exists in this country. Laws are passed when crime affects a certain group of people. This is a double standard, two-faced nation. Edith Spann, Augusta

Cease fire
The latest duel between the Clinton-Gore administration and the National Rifle Association and its allies in the Congress is a modern-day version of a wild West shoot-out.

Another new agency
Georgia House Speaker Tom Murphy is sponsoring a ``grow-the-government'' bill that our ``grow-the-government'' governor doesn't like.

Timber...
When a public employee violates a city ordinance he ought to be held accountable, just as any private citizen would. So why is Richard Acree getting off without so much as a slap on the wrist?

Calls columnist Raspberry a racist
There has been a lot said about the shooting of Amadou Dialloin New York City, most of it negative. John Williams, Augusta

Overtime: Leafs' Berard must undergo more surgery

Westside sweeps pair off Hephzibah in soccer

GHSA changes class rules in concession to angry lawmakers

Promoter: WBA will let Lewis keep WBA crown

Overtime: Butler lineman to sign with N.C. team

Overtime: Butler lineman to sign with N.C. team

Agassi upset by Moroccan

Overtime: Leafs' Berard must undergo more surgery

Six months to Olympic opener Down Under

Donnan looks for discipline

First pigs successfully cloned
LONDON -- The group that created Dolly the sheep, the world's first clone of an adult mammal, has produced the first cloned pigs, raising hopes of a new source of transplants for humans.

Six automakers criticized for lack of child-seat programs
ATLANTA -- The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board criticized six automakers Monday for failing to establish programs to make sure children are properly secured in car safety seats.

Looking for love in all the odd places
They're the questions that have puzzled poets and singers since time began: what is love and how do you know it's more than just lust? This week, scientists armed with millions of dollars' worth of brain scanners will start a unique series of tests to find their own answer. They'll identify which bit of the brain is fired by feelings of romance and which by feelings of sexual attraction.

Project aims to improve global sanitation in 25 years
GENEVA -- An estimated 3 billion people do not have access to proper sanitation and more than 5,000 children die daily as a result of diseases related to dirty water, according to a U.N. report published Monday.

Animal-rights group in hot water for beer-over-milk ad
NORFOLK, Va. -- A new ad campaign by an animal rights group urging college students to replace their milk mustaches with beer foam has angered anti-drunken driving activists and the dairy industry.

Study of salmon helps Alzheimer's disease research
Eating the fish's meat won't help those who suffer the debilitating illness. But salmon turn out to be an excellent model for Alzheimer's disease and aging in humans.

Few heart patients taking aspirin despite benefits
DALLAS -- Too few heart patients are taking aspirin despite its widely known ability to prevent heart attacks, according to a study released Monday.

Study of salmon helps Alzheimer's disease research
Eating the fish's meat won't help those who suffer the debilitating illness. But salmon turn out to be an excellent model for Alzheimer's disease and aging in humans.

Scientist sees flies as solution to waste problem
TIFTON, Ga. -- A University of Georgia scientist thinks he has found the solution, in the form of harmless flies, to the growing problem of how to dispose of excess manure at hog and poultry farms.

New York teen-ager win $100,000 with encryption research
WASHINGTON -- A 17-year-old Romanian-born girl who embedded a computer message in the gene sequence of a strand of DNA has been named the best young scientist in the country.

FCC to promote trading system for airwaves
WASHINGTON -- The federal government is developing plans to treat airwaves as commodities to be bought and sold on the open market.

Study questions belief that estrogen prevents heart disease
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Challenging a medical doctrine that has stood for two decades, a study found no evidence that estrogen supplements protect older women from heart disease.

Your style
Olivea Shure (left) Joyceanne Tahop (center) Tia Madoo wear their favorite outfits.

Fly boys

Skaters lobbying for new park on Highland Avenue
The history of Augusta's skate park off Central Avenue is as shaky as a novice skater on his first board. Recently, the state Environmental Protection Division recommended closing the site and restricting access to the city's reservoir, where area residents often jog or walk their dogs.

DiCaprio's adventure's no day at `The Beach'

Skaters lobbying for new park on Highland Avenue

Xtreme calendar
New titles to look for at your local video store include romantic comedies Drive Me Crazy, Outside Providence and the thriller The Bone Collector.

DiCaprio's adventure's no day at `The Beach'
While traveling in Asia, Richard (Mr. DiCaprio) finds a map drawn by the madman he befriends. The map supposedly leads to a tropical paradise unknown to others.

Xtreme advice: Siblings should respect other's personal space
``My sister is always getting in my stuff. I'd like to know how I can keep her out of it. Or how I can hide it?'' -- 15-year-old Martinez girl

Fly boys
The bottom line on learning how to skateboard like a pro: It's harder than it looks. Josh Leopard, 15, has been skating for a couple of weeks. The home-schooled student visited the Central Avenue skate park for the first time last Wednesday afternoon.

Xtreme advice: Siblings should respect other's personal space

Looking for love in all the odd places

Study questions belief that estrogen prevents heart disease

Scientist sees flies as solution to waste problem

Project aims to improve global sanitation in 25 years

FCC to promote trading system for airwaves

First pigs successfully cloned

New York teen-ager win $100,000 with encryption research