Dancer works to entertain, inspire others

Morris exhibit showcases

High-flying fun

High-flying fun
Commercial flights coming into Bush Field this weekend might get a surprising reception, as an assembled mass of thousands, faces turned expectantly toward the sky, fill one of the airport's two runways for Skyfest 2000.

Davidson Senior art show

Morris exhibit showcases
When artists of the loose-knit community of 19th-century painters known as the Hudson River School created landscapes, they were painting more than an attractive view.

Artist calls work fingerprint of spirit
As artist Brian Cote began work on his painting The Mean Reds he filled the canvas with blue.

Soaring like an Eagle
The National Science Center's Fort Discovery is celebrating Masters Week with an Eagle.

Artist calls work fingerprint of spirit

Davidson Senior art show
Seniors at John S. Davison Fine Arts Magnet School are creating a graduation ritual that has nothing to do with prom dresses or Pomp and Circumstance.

Blue Angels bring a passion for flying to shows

Blue Angels bring a passion for flying to shows
For more than 50 years, the distinctive blue and gold of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels, has represented the pinnacle of piloting skill and aircraft technology.

Soaring like an Eagle

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country Music Magazine will be missed
It's always sad when a good publication goes under, but the recent death of the Music City News sent shock waves through the country music world.

Dancer works to entertain, inspire others
When Benjamin Westafer steps onto the Imperial Theatre's stage with North Carolina Dance Theatre tonight, it will be a homecoming.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country Music Magazine will be missed

Baxter delivers for ARC

Braves notes: Simon, Medina released

Greenbrier powerspast Lakeside

A World Cup of baseball?

Girl fights to play baseball

Schilling is making progress

Guillen could be set free

Mets win in 11, split with Cubs

Cubs top Mets in Japan

Reliever impressive for Braves

Masters is trying for Augustans

SMG: No layoffs expected at civic center
SMG, the company that recently acquired Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center management company LMI, said Thursday it will offer jobs to all of the merged company's employees and no layoffs are expected.

Business briefs: Tech stocks drop as Dow posts gain

Complex properties
A crew from Costa Vinyl Siding of Atlanta works on the awning of the clubhouse at the new 200-unit Walden Hills apartment development, located on Alexander Drive.

Business Briefs
NEW YORK -- The Nasdaq composite index narrowly averted its worst day in history Thursday, ending a volatile session sharply lower as investors bailed out of the high-tech stocks.

Officers dial up victims

Business briefs: Tech stocks drop as Dow posts gain
NEW YORK -- Technology stocks tumbled for a third-consecutive session Wednesday, dragging the Nasdaq composite lower and providing the only blemish on a broad-based advance by the Dow Jones industrials.

Red Carpet Tour to arrive in Augusta during Masters week
City officials and business leaders will be soft-selling Augusta to 41 corporate executives when the state's annual Red Carpet Tour rolls into town next week.

Officers dial up victims
ATLANTA -- Georgia detectives are using telephone-scam artists' primary tools against them by setting up a phone bank to call a list of 18,000 likely victims.

Red Carpet Tour to arrive in Augusta during Masters week

Complex properties

Penn St. guard is cool, calm and tough

Pointer key for Rutgers

Penn St. beats N.C. State

Doherty prepared for NIT test

Vols and Titans: a meeting of defensive minds

Seeding meant nothing in 2000 tournament

Wake Forest wins NIT

Auriemma comes home for Final Four

Lady Lions refuse to be intimidated

Ex-Hoosier denies report that Knight hit players

Spartan's Peterson comes into his own

Rutgers confident going into Final Four

2000 Final Four looks like 1980

Hits Clinton, Congress and candidates

Wants new policies for Iraq, Kuwait

Wants veto power for Augusta mayor

Bad S.C. offender law

Hitting home

Seeks vote on Edgefield zoning issues

S.C. tax lure too much

Protests elimination of Christianity

Supports 'experience' in S.C. race

First, obey the law

Asks support of Waters Memorial tour

Urges area truckers for mutual aid

Slams Clinton's NRA criticism

Satirizes editorial stand on tobacco

Backs a compromise in truck flap

Hair fantasy
It's a Wednesday afternoon in a hair salon tucked inside a Gordon Highway strip mall. A stylist has just finished touching up a woman's hair, and he's beaming over his work.

Heralds of Spring
On Henry Street in the Summerville neighborhood, homes range from the quaint to regal, but they all have one thing in common: a breathtaking view of one of the Garden City's most picturesque drives.

Capsules
Scientists have finally figured out the aerodynamics of bumblebee flight. New calculations show that the key is something that could send an airplane tumbling -- eddies in the air, caused by beating wings.

Lantana is the perfect option for colorful gardening displays
It's a great, drought-tolerant plant. It even does well after floods. You'll also have mounds of flowers from early May to October, with peak bloom in August, without any deadheading or pruning.

Hybrid, striped bass schools on prowl near dam

Waterdogs angler's choice to catch monster bass in Texas lakes

Stankowski leads BellSouth

Prelude to Masters has few big names

Late bloomer leads at Senior Tradition

Ailing back dampens Couples' outlook

Penguins top Caps in OT

Three games will determine Lynx fate

Lynx notes: Postseason push hampered by Soling suspension

Jagr remains sidelined

Masters is trying for Augustans
We'll have a lot of people in town next week thinking Augusta is just about the best place in the world that first week in April.

Stunt flying
Augusta Chronicle reporter Brandon Haddock (in front seat) gets an upside-down view of Augusta as pilot Kent Gorton rolls through a few maneuvers in a Toyota Airsports Corolla stunt plane Wednesday morning. Full story -- The Augusta Chornicle

Botched bank robbery
An armed man held a Bank of America worker for nearly half an hour Wednesday morning in an attempt to rob the bank's vault before escaping empty-handed. About 8 a.m. a female employee unlocked and entered a door on the east side of the Washington Road branch office when she was approached from behind. The suspect placed a semiautomatic handgun to the back of her neck, ordering her inside the bank, said Chief DeputyRonnie Strength of the Richmond County Sheriff's Department. full story -- The Augusta Chronilce

Heralds of Spring

Hair fantasy

Lantana is the perfect option for colorful gardening displays

Capsules

Few incumbents face opposition in primary

Loyal fans

Across the area: Police arrest teen on weapons charge
A freshman caught with a pocketknife at Cross Creek High School on Wednesday is facing felony charges of carrying a weapon on school property, according to Richmond County Sheriff's Department.

Few incumbents face opposition in primary
AIKEN -- The June 13 Democratic and Republican primaries promise to be largely a ho-hum affair for most incumbents. When filing ended Thursday at noon, more than half of the incumbents were given a free ride to their party's nomination, though many must face challengers in the fall.

Thousands of jellyfish jam Florida beach
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- Thousands of jellyfish washed ashore on the beach this week in what lifeguards and longtime beach walkers called the largest infestation of the bulbous marine animals in decades.

Reform Party introduces candidates
AIKEN -- Aiken County's newest political party declared its independence Thursday from politics as usual and put area voters on notice that it's out to make a difference in local elections.

Conduct grades might become part of job process
SAVANNAH -- Clowning around in class, ditching school, constantly arriving late or mouthing off to teachers can rate a ``U'' for an unsatisfactory code of conduct grade on a report card.

City holds rally to promote census
Dancing girls sparkling in silver and red shimmied to the resounding thumps of the drummers following their lead through the restaurant.

Clinton urges racial healing in South Carolina
COLUMBIA -- In a state full of conservative Republicans and torn by divisive debate over a past that never died, President Clinton made it clear Wednesday that he wants racial healing and reconciliation to be among the hallmarks of his administration.

Census centers offer assistance
Though South Carolina residents seem to be taking their time in filling out Census 2000 forms, Aiken County is attempting to answer questions and address language barriers.

State board to buy Civil War battle site
ATLANTA -- The location of the first major battle in the 1864 Campaign for Atlanta is Georgia's newest historic site.

Officials suspend chief
WAYNESBORO -- As punishment for taking on a second job as a campus police officer, Burke County's chief of fire and paramedic services has been suspended without pay.

EPD devotes positions to water-quality
ATLANTA -- More of than half of the new employees joining the state Environmental Protection Division this summer will be working on water-quality issues, particularly curbing pollution of Georgia rivers and lakes, EPD Director Harold Reheis said Wednesday.

Leaders to discuss reform bill

Thousands of jellyfish jam Florida beach

Across the area: Threats earn man maximum jail time
A Hephzibah man who pleaded guilty Thursday to making terroristic threats didn't improve his case by writing threatening letters to the victims.

Parents consulted about schedule changes
Columbia County parents will get a chance to voice their opinions on possible changes to the school day and school-year calendar.

Pilot realizes boyhood dream
For a guy with an anthropology degree, Maj. Hunter Hobson is a pretty good pilot.

Employees testify in hearing
AIKEN -- Tenneco Packaging employees continued Wednesday to paint union activist Gary McClain as a scary co-worker whom everyone feared would cause the next ``Phelon'' workplace shooting spree in Aiken County.

Judge orders psychological tests
The three Martinez boys suspected of plotting to kill their parents were ordered Thursday to undergo psychological evaluations and were sent back to the Augusta Regional Youth Development Center.

Reporter tempts fate with ride

Parents consulted about schedule changes

Across the area: Police arrest teen on weapons charge

Man seeks attorneys' disbarment

Officials suspend chief

Census centers offer assistance

View makes up for blacking out
Taxpayers of America, take a deep breath. For several short moments Wednesday, this reporter got to fly one of the U.S. Navy's crown jewels -- a Blue Angels' $33 million FA-18 Hornet.

State board to buy Civil War battle site

Reporter tempts fate with ride
I have lived much of my life by a simple rule: to try anything once, unless it's felonious or would cause my mother to disown me.

Company doctor testifies in labor hearing
AIKEN -- A corporate doctor for Tenneco Packaging admitted triggering events that landed a union activist at the company's Beech Island plant in a mental health facility against his will last year.

Schrenko prepares next legislative agenda
ATLANTA -- Just one week after the end of a legislative session that included the state's farthest-reaching education reform in more than a decade, the state school superintendent Wednesday released her agenda for the next session.

Criteria for gifted program scrutinized
It will be at least four months before federal education officials release information obtained from an audit of Richmond County's gifted program.

Juvenile escapes new law

City holds rally to promote census
Dancing girls sparkling in silver and red shimmied to the resounding thumps of the drummers following their lead through the restaurant.

Rally shares anti-tobacco message

Man receives minimum sentence for robberies
An 18-year-old Augusta man received a sentence of life in prison Thursday, plus an additional 10 years, for taking part in two armed robberies.

Environmentalists request veto of bill

Reform Party introduces candidates

Judge sets attorneys' fee in case
A federal magistrate judge has recommended that the attorneys who successfully represented Healthmaster whistle-blower Michael Haddle receive $258,113 in legal fees.

Pilot realizes boyhood dream

Man holds hostage at bank office
An armed man held a Bank of America worker at gunpoint for nearly half an hour Wednesday in an attempt to rob the bank's vault before escaping empty-handed.

Judge orders psychological tests

Leaders to discuss reform bill
ATHENS, Ga. -- Gov. Roy Barnes and state education leaders will summarize the finer points of the recently approved education reform bill as part of Law Day at the University of Georgia on Friday.

Clinton urges racial healing in South Carolina

Juvenile escapes new law
The boy who police believe is the ringleader of three Martinez juveniles charged this week in a plot to kill some of their parents might have been charged as an adult had a law named after a local teacher reached the governor's office in time.

Conduct grades might become part of job process

Loyal fans
A furry fan watches a baseball game between the University of South Carolina Aiken and the University of Alabama Huntsville on Wednesday.

Man receives minimum sentence for robberies

Rally shares anti-tobacco message
AIKEN -- Helen Richard says she might as well have eaten rat poison, shot hydrogen cyanide through her veins or swallowed formaldehyde.

School considers child facility

City holds rally to promote census

Criteria for gifted program scrutinized

Company doctor testifies in labor hearing

Stunt flying

Man seeks attorneys' disbarment
SAVANNAH -- The other shoe fell Wednesday -- with a bang.

Developers wrangle over building site

Environmentalists request veto of bill
ATLANTA -- A coalition of environmental groups is appealing to Gov. Roy Barnes to veto legislation that would give the General Assembly the power to override state-imposed water-quality regulations.

Schrenko prepares next legislative agenda

City holds rally to promote census

Employees testify in hearing

Across the area: Threats earn man maximum jail time

Players still picking up arena rules

Developers wrangle over building site
Members of the Laney-Walker Development Corp. are confused and shocked after learning this week their pet project -- to build phase II of the Armstrong Galleria -- is being snatched out from under them by another developer.

School considers child facility
Athens, Ga. -- Nearly a quarter-century after it was first proposed, will on-campus child care finally come to the University of Georgia campus?

Pitino decides not to suspend players

Suns hand Hawks 44-point setback

Hornets topple Pistons

Instant replay will return this season

Newspaper: Carruth paid to have girlfriend beaten

Witness: Lewis fought in fatal street brawl

League's meetings eventful

NBC to broadcast new WWF football league

Players still picking up arena rules

Mrs. Florence Wallace
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Mrs. Florence Conselyea Wallace, 82, of Hampton Avenue, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, in Plantation, Fla.

Mr. James Cranford Jr.
NORWOOD, Ga. - Mr. James `` Bo'' C. Cranford Jr., 53, of McManus Road, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Lillian Giles
Mrs. Lillian Bennett Giles, 79, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Spurgeon Davis
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Mr. Spurgeon Davis, 86, of First Avenue, died Wednesday, March 28, 2000, at Jacksonville Hospital.

Mr. E.M. Jay
SALUDA, S.C. - Mr. E.M. Jay, 81, of Route 1, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at Saluda Nursing Center.

Mr. James Dyches Sr.
BAMBERG, S.C. - Mr. James Edward Dyches Sr., 75, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at Bamberg County Hospital.

Mr. James Linscomb
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Mr. James R. Linscomb, 53, died Wednesday, March 29, 2999, at Orangeburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. John Reed Jr.
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. John Reed Jr., 67, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Screven County Hospital.

Mrs. Eunice Widincamp
MCCORMICK, S.C. - Mrs. Eunice Wall Widincamp, 92, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, on St. Simons Island, Ga.

Mrs. Dulcie Brown
TIGNALL, Ga. - Mrs. Dulcie McKinnon Brown, 73, of Pope Street, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Raymond Anderson
DECATUR, Ga. - Mr. Raymond Anderson, 54, of Oakview Road, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000.

Mr. Roger Johnson
RAYLE, Ga. - Mr. Roger Wayne Johnson, 37, of Sardis Road, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Leadus Johnson
THOMSON - Mr. Leadus Johnson, 76, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Jessie Tillman
BOSTON - Mrs. Jessie Tillman died Friday, March 23, 2000, at Boston Hospital.

Mr. Paul Ring Sr.
Mr. Paul W. Ring Sr., 70, of Glenn Hills Drive, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Ms. Janie Harper
Ms. Janie D. Harper, 94, of Ramblewood Drive, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, in Baltimore.

Mrs. Rosa Wilkerson
Mrs. Rosa Lee Wilkerson, of Tate Road, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Susan Whitehead
NORCROSS, Ga. - Mrs. Susan C. Whitehead, 93, of Castle Way, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Willie Peacock
TENNILLE, Ga. - Mr. Willie Rufus Peacock, 51, of Jackson Church Road, died Friday, March 24, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Frances Huguenin
Mrs. Frances Rice Huguenin, 81, of Martinez, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Carrie Elzy
Mrs. Carrie Elzy, 94, of Deans Bridge Road, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at Jennings Health Care Inc.

Mr. Frank Pinkston Sr.
MACON - Mr. Frank Chapman Pinkston Sr., 77, died Monday, March 27, 2000.

Mr. Cecil Byrd
BELVEDERE - Mr. W. Cecil Byrd, 88, of Clearwater Road, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Joseph Jones
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. Joseph Jones, 86, of Sylvania Place, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. William Gardner
Mr. William ``Billy'' Aaron Gardner, 75, of Martinez, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Glennwood Barlow
LONGS, S.C. - Mr. Glennwood Charles Barlow, 47, of Warrencliffe Way, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mr. John Kirk
NEVILS, Ga. - Mr. John Kirk, 71, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at Candler County Hospital, Metter.

Mrs. Mamie Golphin
AIKEN - Mrs. Mamie Cook Golphin, 85, of Silver Bluff Road, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Gennie Smith
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Mrs. Gennie Freeman Smith, 90, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, at Port St. Lucie Hospital.

Mr. R.T. Cox
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mr. R.T. Cox, 60, of Oak Grove Road, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Minnie G. Boswell Hospital.

Mr. J.C. Stephens
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. J.C. Stephens, 75, of Peachtree Drive, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Providence Health Care Center, Sparta.

Mrs. Emma Lutz
Mrs. Emma Siedler Lutz died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Homer Duke
CRYSTAL RIVER, Ga. - Mr. Homer Andrew Duke, 71, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Charlie Holmes
LANSING, Mich. - Mr. Charlie Paul Holmes, 57, died Thursday, March 23, 2000.

Mr. Charles Williams
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mr. Charles Williams, 65, of White Hall Street, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000.

Petty Officer Eric Howard
SUFFOLK, Va. - Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Tyrone Howard, 27, of Burbage Landing Circle, died Thursday, March 23, 2000.

Mr. Gean Glover
EHRHARDT, S.C. - Mr. Gean Marion Glover, 25, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Orangeburg Regional Medical Center.

Sgt. 1st Class Henry Bolton
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Sgt. 1st Class Henry L. Bolton, 44, of Williams Circle, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Walter Lindsey
HEIDELBERG, Germany - Mr. Walter Lindsey, 46, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000.

Mr. Mitchell Roberts Jr.
SARDIS, Ga. - Mr. Mitchell ``Jiggs'' Roberts Jr., 75, of Second Street, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. James Hawkins
GRANITEVILLE - Mr. James Hawkins, 69, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Willie Williams
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Willie Williams, 56, of Cherry Street, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Frank Prather Jr.
AIKEN - Mr. Frank Prather Jr., 83, of Thomas Street, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Donna Fowle
EAST DUBLIN, Ga. - Mrs. Donna Lee Fowle, 59, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at Fairview Park Hospital, Dublin.

Mrs. Jessie Christian
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Jessie Mae Owens Christian, 85, of Pickrum Street, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Ms. Jessie Crouch
Ms. Jessie Mae Crouch, 75, of Boyd Lane, died Friday, March 24, 2000, at Salem Nursing Home.

Mr. Willie Mountain
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Willie Lewis Mountain, 57, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Seaborn Hankerson Sr.
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Seaborn Hankerson Sr., of Utley Road, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Willie Heath Jr.
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Mr. Willie Robert Heath Jr.. 54. of Lowe Drive, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital.

Mrs. Alfaratta O'Brien
Mrs. Alfaratta Marie Tebo Gerard O'Brien, 74, died Friday, March 23, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Charlie Williams Jr.
Mr. Charlie Williams Jr., of Spruce Street, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Susan Whitehead

Mrs. Lillian Giles

Mr. Leadus Johnson

Mr. James Cranford Jr.

Petty Officer Eric Howard

Mr. Charlie Holmes

Mrs. Carrie Elzy

Mr. Cecil Byrd

Mrs. Jessie Tillman

Mr. John Kirk

Mr. Homer Duke

Mr. Willie Mountain

Mr. Frank Prather Jr.

Mr. Charles Williams

Mr. Spurgeon Davis

Mr. R.T. Cox

Mrs. Alfaratta O'Brien

Mr. Charlie Williams Jr.

Mr. Paul Ring Sr.

Mr. Willie Williams

Mr. James Dyches Sr.

Mr. Joseph Jones

Mr. E.M. Jay

Mr. Raymond Anderson

Mr. J.C. Stephens

Mr. Willie Heath Jr.

Mrs. Mamie Golphin

Mrs. Florence Wallace

Ms. Janie Harper

Mrs. Rosa Wilkerson

Mrs. Frances Huguenin

Mrs. Emma Lutz

Mrs. Dulcie Brown

Mrs. Jessie Christian

Mr. James Hawkins

Mr. William Gardner

Mr. Gean Glover

Mr. Roger Johnson

Mrs. Eunice Widincamp

Mrs. Donna Fowle

First, obey the law
``I hope you will encourage the White House and the Department of Justice to release all records and photographs relating to the investigation of fund-raising abuses by you and your administration ...

Hitting home
They don't makeWhen it happens in Springfield, Ore., it's one thing. If it happens in Littleton, Colo., or Paducah, Ky. or somewhere else, it's still pretty abstract.

Urges area truckers for mutual aid
A few years ago the TV stations ran programs on truckers. The reporters rode with drivers all day to see what happens on the road. All the articles were negative from the start. People complained about road hogs, driving too fast and driving too close. Ron Egan, Augusta

Schizophrenic policy
What were states supposed to use that huge $206 billion tobacco settlement for?

Satirizes editorial stand on tobacco
I agree with the March 23 editorial that, ``until Congress declares (tobacco) illegal, the industry should be subject to the same laws and regulations as any other legal product.'' Richard A. Arnold, Augusta

Bad S.C. offender law
A pedophile who serves only a five-year prison term for repeatedly raping a 6-year-old boy in South Carolina is getting off awfully light. These types of heinous acts deserve harsh sentences.

Supports 'experience' in S.C. race
I am writing this letter in support of Eddie Butler as a candidate for the South Carolina Statehouse seat from District 83. Mr. Butler has served the citizens of the district on County Council for over 10 years. C. W. ``Charlie'' Brown Jr., North Augusta

Asks support of Waters Memorial tour
Yes, it was a bit chilly. Yes, it was a bit windy. No, it wasn't the Masters. It was the Kandy Waters Memorial Hooter's tour at the River Club. Don Schaum, Martinez

Seeks vote on Edgefield zoning issues
Three cheers for Edgefield County Councilman Norman Dorn and his vote against zoning at a recent ``impromptu'' council meeting. Unlike his fellow councilmen, Mr. Dorn voted based on the overwhelming input of those he represents, as well as those who elected him. Gerald R. Williams II, North Augusta

Backs a compromise in truck flap
Thank you for the March 22 coverage of the ``Truckers rally for rights.'' The picture and article tell it ``like it is'' with the big rigs. Paul Eubanks, Hephzibah

S.C. tax lure too much
In this robust economy, with jobless rates at near record lows, generous tax incentives to lure new business and industry aren't as needed as they were in the early '90s.

Worries about government programs
Many people have expressed concerns for the questions asked in the census forms. Why should some nameless government person find out about whether my house is rented or mortgaged or whether it has plumbing? Bill Wolff, Martinez

Rips those who use suffering for politics
Lynda Luden's March 20 letter seems to confuse the ability to care about people and to respond in an immediate and very personal way to their problems with the political label placed on folks like President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore. Richard A. Hood, Augusta

Slams Clinton's NRA criticism
How quick we are to accept Bill Clinton's attempts to demonize the National Rifle Association and spokesman Wayne LaPierre for observing that this president is willing to accept some level of violence to further his political agenda. Donald L. Davis, Evans

Wants veto power for Augusta mayor
Why is it that, as the head of the executive branch, the president has the right to veto a bill, but as the head of the executive branch of the Augusta government, the mayor does not have the right to veto a bill or ordinance? Lekha Abraham, Augusta

Wants new policies for Iraq, Kuwait
Iraq has one of the largest oil reserves in the Middle East, second only to Saudi Arabia. Since the Gulf War, the imposing of sanctions and an oil embargo on Iraq in 1990, that country has been deprived of its main source of revenue and the hard currency to buy needed medical supplies, medicine, and other imported commodities. H. Hashimi, Augusta

Protests elimination of Christianity
What is wrong with Christianity? Christianity teaches: Keep the Ten Commandments, live by the Golden Rule, obey the laws of the land, honor and respect those in authority. Janice Teasley, Evans

Hits Clinton, Congress and candidates
Is President Bill Clinton still babbling about guns? I wonder whenever ``Slick Willie'' quotes some inane statistic about gun violence, does he include the innocents his palace guards killed out in Waco? Walter Huckeba, Keysville

Overtime: Hingis pounds Seles in semis at Key Biscayne

MLS to apply to run women's league

Earnhardt hands out tickets

Racing facts: DirecTV 500

Overtime: Jaguars' Corr earns weekly PBAC honor

Study: Game officials gamble, some on sports

Eagles victorious in tri-meet

Mechanic handy in the kitchen as well

Sullivan, Lovett help give Cross Creek title dreams

Overtime: Angels waive Evans native

Competition returns to NASCAR races

America qualifies 7 boxers

Overtime: Hingis pounds Seles in semis at Key Biscayne

Overtime: Angels waive Evans native Todd Greene

Study finds lingering memory problems after chemotherapy
TAMPA, Fla. -- Ordinary doses of chemotherapy sometimes appear to permanently dull survivors' intellectual powers, leaving them with poor memories, muddy thinking and inability to do math in their heads, new research suggests.

Study: Strong link between Agent Orange and diabetes
WASHINGTON -- An Air Force study released Wednesday confirmed a connection, long suspected by Vietnam veterans, between wartime exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange and diabetes.

Health centers aim for painless vaccines
SAN FRANCISCO -- The days of being on pins and needles while you wait for your flu shot or insulin injection could soon be a thing of the past.

New rules set for children's Web sites
Federal regulations aimed at protecting children's online privacy take effect next month, forcing Web sites that cater to kids under age 13 to get parental permission before they can collect any personal information about children who visit them online.

Agencies seek link between Gehrig's disease, Gulf service
WASHINGTON -- Federal agencies launched a nationwide study today to determine the rate of Lou Gehrig's disease among veterans who were on active duty during the Gulf War.

SEC automating system to catch online fraud, raising privacy worries
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators, on the lookout for phrases such as ``get rich quick,'' are creating an automated surveillance system to search Web sites, message boards and chat rooms for fraud.

Neanderthal DNA different than modern humans
DNA extracted from a 29,000-year-old bone has cast doubt on the theory that modern humans evolved in part from squat, heavy-browed Neanderthals, researchers say.

Lawmakers ponder how rural areas can get fast Internet service
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers explored ways Tuesday to bring the next generation of Internet services to rural and low-income areas, offering tax credits and regulatory relief as incentives for businesses to reach those markets.

'Terminator' seed use to be reviewed
WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman asked an advisory committee Wednesday to review the controversial ``terminator'' technology developed by department scientists to render seeds sterile.

Tickets.com may link to rival's Web site, judge rules
In a potentially precedent-setting decision over the controversial practice known as ``hyperlinking,'' a federal judge has ruled that it is not illegal for online ticket seller to direct customers into the Web pages of rival Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch Inc.

Health centers aim for painless vaccines

Study: Strong link between Agent Orange and diabetes

Study finds lingering memory problems after chemotherapy

Neanderthal DNA different than modern humans

Lawmakers ponder how rural areas can get fast Internet service

SEC automating system to catch online fraud, raising privacy worries

Agencies seek link between Gehrig's disease, Gulf service

'Terminator' seed use to be reviewed

New rules set for children's Web sites

Tickets.com may link to rival's Web site, judge rules