Masterful weekend

Masterful weekend
Tired of every discussion revolving around the leader board? Have you become indifferent to who is over par, under par, hitting greens, missing fairways or in danger of not making the cut?

Comic likes to keep his act clean
When it comes to comedy, Cedric the Entertainer prefers to take the humor high road rarely used by today's young stand-ups.

Dining options increase
Masters Tournament visitors to Augusta will find a number of new dining establishments where they can rest their tired feet and sunburned skin after a day at the Augusta National.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country stars known to attend Masters

Folks from 'round here know down-home cooking
In a place where food traditions are as strong as the tea is sweet, many Augusta-area restaurants still serve hearty meals using a basic formula: a serving of meat (usually fried or baked) with a choice of three accompaniment dishes (an array of vegetables and starches).

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country stars known to attend Masters
Don't be too surprised if you're at the Augusta National this weekend and run into some country music superstars.

Dining options increase

Folks from 'round here know down-home cooking

Comic likes to keep his act clean

Mulholland not distracted by Braves' troubles

Jackets rebuild after win

Marlins drop cruise tax plan for ballpark

Enron Field could be slugger's park

Cards sweep Cubs; Pirates rout Astros

Galarraga HR carries Braves to win

Jackets fall to Crawdads

Braves notes: DL possible for Jordan

Padres blank Mets; Cardinals rout Reds

Region win in reach

Living in Georgia is unique

Business briefs: Stocks end mixed after volatile day

Community leaders court big business
They came for the golf, but community leaders say they are hoping they'll come back -- and bring jobs with them.

Department chief to take private job

Krispy Kreme goes public

College procures new grant
A Thomson foundation is endowing the largest individual master's of business administration scholarship ever established at the University of Georgia, the Terry College of Business announced this week.

Business briefs: Bargain hunters drive up stocks
NEW YORK -- Technology stocks led the Nasdaq composite index to a solid, broad advance Thursday as investors sought bargains and rewarded companies with strong prospects for future growth.

Krispy Kreme goes public
Southern icon Krispy Kreme now has a home on Wall Street, too.

Business briefs: Bargain hunters drive up stocks

Artist shows drawings of condo complex
The owners of National Hills Shopping Center unveiled artist's renderings Thursday of the 11-story luxury condominium complex they plan to build near Augusta National Golf Club.

College procures new grant

Department chief to take private job
Georgia Industry, Trade and Tourism Commissioner Randy Cardoza said Thursday he is leaving the position May 1 for a job in the private sector.

Artist shows drawings of condo complex

Community leaders court big business

Business briefs: Stocks end mixed after volatile day
NEW YORK -- Technology stocks suffered another bout of volatility Wednesday, giving up a major advance to finish with slender gains.

Tech hires Hewitt

Gambling study fixed?

Sees little improvement in housing

41st Red Carpet tour

Raps poor preparations for Skyfest

Share the pain

Corrects inaccurate NASCAR reports

Hits mayor for Skyfest debacle

Hail mediocrity

Hit traffic confusion at air show

Refunds lauded

Crucial N-waste bill

Wants courtesy from Animal Control

Opposes Phinizy Rd. halfway house

Too much sun is also bad for plants
How many of you have ever gone to the beach when you hadn't been outside much and stayed out in the sun all day without using sunscreen?

Style Masters
See how the classic green jacket may have looked if it kept up with the style trends of the times

Sweet, shady wisteria thrives during spring
It's the time of year when it becomes apparent why the purplish-blue blooms of wisteria are a Southern favorite.

Capsules
If Vincent Price comes back from the grave to film a sequel to The Fly, he should probably consult a genetics manual.

The perfection of Augusta National
Surely, if there is a golf course in heaven, it must look the Augusta National Golf Club -- perfectly green, sculptured and pure. Only there, the gates would be pearly and St. Peter would be checking badges.

Cold front slows fish bite just for a little bit

FAA releases air traffic transcript in Stewart crash

UND blanks Main in semis

Final Four coaches talk of one that almost got away

Lamarre goal in OT saves Lynx

Lynx-Brass game bumped by ice show

Bettman: Season not as bad as perceived

Shanahan extends with Wings

Lamarre, Ftorek find roles on ice

Richter knee surgery a success

Berard says he won't wear visor if he returns to ice

Jagr scores twice for Pens

Living in Georgia is unique
A California fifth-grader seeks our help.

Sweet, shady wisteria thrives during spring

Too much sun is also bad for plants

Capsules

The perfection of Augusta National

Barnes passes reforms
It comes too late for Terrell Peterson, but reforms signed this week by Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes might help other abused children. A separate bill aims to stop abuse of another kind: discrimination by insurance companies against battered women.

Candidates uncontested in June primary
Third District U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham said he wants to go back to Washington so he can complete some unfinished business, especially on tax reform.

Young golfers practice their technique at area program
The driving range at Augusta Golf Center was peppered with golf balls as a group of young campers worked to perfect their swings.

Sheriff candidate loses his job
BARNWELL, S.C. -- Luther ``Luke'' Gadson was the first black police officer in the city of Barnwell. His dream was to become the first black sheriff of Barnwell County.

Skyfest refunds offered

Hundreds neglected by census
The federal government hasn't counted Lt. Michael Frank's four-member household yet, and the North Augusta resident said it's not his fault.

Woman dies in collision

First weeks develop soldiers
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- She will get to wear her surgical scrubs one day, but Erika Richardson first must get used to Army fatigues.

Lack of funds forces hospital closing
REIDSVILLE, Ga. -- Tattnall County's 19,000 residents will have to travel across the county line if they get sick or injured and need hospitalization after 5 p.m. today.

Recruiters are becoming crucial to armed services
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For two years, Sgt. Revita Page has been one of the first faces new recruits see as they enter basic training.

Wind swept

Candidates uncontested in June primary

Artist paints Nicklaus' career

Lack of funds forces hospital closing

Sheriff candidate loses his job

Masters not hurt by boycott
AIKEN -- An economic boycott of South Carolina, designed to force a Confederate flag off its Capitol, hasn't affected spillover from the Masters Tournament.

Young golfers practice their technique at area program

Council members saved by a glitch
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- A computer crash at the state Ethics Commission two years ago kept some Edgefield County Council members from paying a hefty fine for failing to disclose their campaign finances.

Public to get first look at new course
Blair Nelson waited four months to get a tee-time at Mount Vintage Plantation's 18-hole course -- but it was worth it.

Bank robbery suspect in police custody
Police say they believe they stopped a local crime spree with the arrest Wednesday of a 28-year-old Martinez man.

April brings awareness to sex assaults
AIKEN -- With statistics showing that one rape occurs in South Carolina about every five hours, local officials are bringing the issue of sexual assault to the forefront.

Skyfest refunds offered
Ticketholders caught in Saturday's Skyfest 2000 traffic debacle will be eligible for refunds, event organizer Al McDill said Wednesday.

Frey sizzles at Bell with benefit show
Country rock pioneer Glenn Frey took Augusta's mind off golf for a couple of hours Thursday night and instead had them thinking about a different kind of Eagle.

Cool rider
While others are out practicing golf this week in hopes of making it to the Masters one day, Allison Grimes II, 14, uses his spring break this week to practice his motor cross skills. Allison, of Windsor. was out Wednesday on his bike, jumping over a hill where railroad tracks once were.

Woman dies in collision
A newborn delivered by Caesarean section after a car crash was in critical condition Thursday night at Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center. However, doctors were unable to save his mother.

Correction
An article in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle had incorrect information regarding the state's Navigator traffic management system. A Georgia Department of Transportation official proposed that Augusta National Golf Club consider locating a satellite traffic command center there to help manage Masters Week traffic, but DOT has not asked the golf club to pay for its installation in other parts of the city.

Bank robbery suspect in police custody

Across the area: UPS driver hurt in truck wreck
A pregnant driver involved in a crash on Wheeler Road early Tuesday was discharged from Medical College of Georgia Hospital on Wednesday after being treated for minor injuries, officials said.

Masters not hurt by boycott

Fondness for city, science center brings Frey bck
When Glenn Frey takes the stage at Bell Auditorium tonight, he will play not only for his assembled fans but also for the countless children enriched daily by The National Science Center's Fort Discovery.

Hundreds neglected by census

Public to get first look at new course

Fondness for city, science center brings Frey bck

Recruits enter Army with more high-tech skills

School board member unsure of keeping seat

Candidates uncontested in June primary

Progress reshapes soldiers
After nearly a decade in the Army, Sgt. Elvin Stacy III has fi-nally gotten used to waking up at ``0-dark-30.''

Barnes passes reforms

Pair charged in bank robbery
Two men arrested Wednesday in a spree of armed robberies were charged Thursday in the robbery of an Augusta bank this week.

Pair charged in bank robbery

Across the area: Program needs volunteers
Project Success of Augusta is seeking volunteers to work with at-risk children.

Artist paints Nicklaus' career
James Connell seems to have hit a hole in one in the art world.

Recruits enter Army with more high-tech skills
Lt. Col. Bill Gallagher calls them the ``Net-Gen.''

Council members saved by a glitch

School board member unsure of keeping seat
Kingsley Riley has not decided whether to leave her seat on the Richmond County Board of Education, her husband said Thursday.

Cool rider

Wind swept
Hannah Collins, 8, tries to keep her kite in the air on a breezy Thursday afternoon at Buena Vista Park in North Augusta.

Correction

Progress reshapes soldiers

Across the area: Program needs volunteers

April brings awareness to sex assaults

Recruiters are becoming crucial to armed services

Flag faceoff engulfs Capitol
COLUMBIA -- More than 400 people finished the last leg of a 120-mile march from Charleston to the Statehouse on Thursday to protest the Confederate flag on the Capitol dome, blending into a crowd of 2,000 who urged lawmakers to take it down.

First weeks develop soldiers

Across the area: UPS driver hurt in truck wreck

Candidates uncontested in June primary
Third District U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham said he wants to go back to Washington so he can complete some unfinished business, especially on tax reform.

Hawks fall to Sixers

Payton puts up superb numbers

Mourning lefts Heat past Hornets

Ravens: Lewis status will not affect draft

Bears rename practice facility for Payton

Stallions begin first season

Mrs. Louise Tutt-Bynum
PHILADELPHIA - Mrs. Louise ``Jake'' Tutt-Bynum, 82, of North 56th Street, died Saturday, April 1, 2000.

Mrs. Nancy Allen
Mrs. Nancy Allen, of Sanders Road, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Deborah Bentley
Mrs. Deborah Elaine Brookins Bentley, 37, of Friar Lane, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. J.C. Hughes
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. J.C. Hughes, 60, of Pecky Lane, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at Burke County Hospital.

Mr. Louis Carter
Mr. Louis G. Carter died Monday, April 3, 2000, at Doctors Hospital .

Mr. Arthur LeClair
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Arthur Joseph LeClair, 78, of Swiss Street, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mr. Charles Gainous
GROVETOWN - Mr. Charles Wayne Gainous, 65, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Samuel Wingfield
Mr. Samuel Barnett Wingfield, 60, of Martinez, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Ruth Bell
SPRINGFIELD, S.C. - Mrs. Ruth Ella Bell, 72, of Samaria Road, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Carolyn Hearn
WARRENVILLE - Mrs. Carolyn Faye Couch Hearn, 52, of Hillman Street, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. John Broadwater Jr.
GRANITEVILLE - Mr. John Henry ``Bo'' Broadwater Jr., 70, of Rainbow Falls Road, died Monday, April 3, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Robert Saturday
HEPHZIBAH - Mr. Robert Sidney Saturday, 56, of Autumn Road, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Aubrey Kelley Jr.
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. Aubrey F. Kelley Jr., 67, of Quaker Road, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Mary Ewings
Mrs. Mary E. Ewings, of Grand Boulevard, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. William Thomas Sr.
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. William Thomas Sr., 77, of Effingham Highway, died Friday, March 31, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. John Riley
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. John Jack Riley, 71, of Thistle Court, died Monday, April 3, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. L.D. Wheeler
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. L.D. Wheeler, 60, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Grace Burnett
Mrs. Grace Burnett, 90, of Martinez, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Ms. Daisy Steed
LITHIA SPRINGS, Ga. - Ms. Daisy Bell Steed, 77, of Sweetbriar Circle, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home.

Mr. Turner Brown
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Turner Brown, 82, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at Jefferson County Hospital.

Mr. Loran Cannady
MILLEN, Ga. - Mr. Loran Louis Cannady, 81, of Cannady Drive, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Ralph Scott Jr.
OLIVER, Ga. - Mr. Ralph Scott Jr., 66, of Effingham Highway, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mr. Doug Radspinner
GRANTS PASS, Ore. - Mr. Doug Radspinner, 40, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000.

Mr. Jimmy Jordan
AIKEN - Mr. Jimmy Lewis Jordan, 62, of Dogwood Road, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. George Jenkins
Mrs. George Lillian Batey Jenkins, of Hernlen Street, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at Methodist Hospital, Dallas.

Mrs. Ruby Echols
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Ruby Collins Echols, 90, of Forrest Lane, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at Wilkes Health Care.

Mr. Thomas Riggs Jr.
Mr. Thomas Riggs Jr., 71, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Gene Stavely
GROVETOWN - Mr. Gene Allen Stavely, 52, of Katherine Street, died Thursday, April 6, 2000.

Mr. John Stafford
NEWINGTON, Ga. - Mr. John Robert Stafford, 71, of Middleground Road, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital, Statesboro.

Mr. Earl Brown
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Earl Brown, 42, of Beech Street, died Monday, April 3, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Ruby Lowe
GLOVERVILLE - Mrs. Ruby Sharpton Green Lowe, 85, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Allen Sears
OLAR, S.C. - Mr. Allen F. Sears, 92, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at Bamberg County Memorial Hospital, Bamberg.

Mrs. Carrie Neal
STAPLETON, Ga. - Mrs. Carrie Neal, 92, of School Street, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at Jefferson Hospital, Louisville.

Mrs. Bennie Daughtry
ROCKY FORD, Ga. - Mrs. Bennie Mallard Daughtry, 85, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital, Statesboro.

Mr. James Evans Sr.
TRENTON, N.J. - Mr. James Oland Evans Sr., 79, died Saturday, April 1, 2000.

Mrs. Alice Dunbar
AIKEN - Mrs. Alice S. Dunbar, 68, of Dry Branch Road, died Monday, April 3, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Rother Hunter
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. Rother Greene Hunter, 95, of Pine Street, died Monday, April 3, 2000, at Sylview Nursing Home.

Mrs. Grace Burnette
Mrs. Grace Burnette, 91, of Martinez, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Alice Dunbar
AIKEN - Mrs. Alice S. Dunbar, 68, of Dry Branch Road, died Monday, April 3, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Otis Pleas
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Otis Pleas, 51, of Ridge Road, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Archinell Smith
Mrs. Archinell Scott Smith, 77, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000.

Mrs. Agnes Waters
CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Mrs. Agnes F. Waters, 83, of Glenburn Avenue, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at Chesapeake Woods Center.

Mrs. Eudelle Williams
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Eudelle Abney Williams, 80, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mrs. Willie Carter
MILLEN, Ga. - Mrs. Willie Lou Carter, 78, died Monday, April 3, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Raymond Sellers
AIKEN - Mr. Raymond Lawson Sellers, 64, of Oakwood Drive, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000.

Mr. William Carter
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. - Mr. William ``Bill'' Thomas Carter, 79, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at Nash General Hospital.

Mr. Fred Vann Jr.
JACKSON - Mr. Fred C. Vann Jr., 72, of Pauline Street, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Jacob Maddox
GROVETOWN - Jacob Aaron Maddox, infant son of Tony and Pamela Maddox, of Lone Oak Road, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. T.J. Lowery
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mr. T.J. Lowery, 77, of West Broad Street, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Grace Burnett

Mr. James Evans Sr.

Mr. Louis Carter

Mrs. Alice Dunbar

Mr. John Broadwater Jr.

Mr. Samuel Wingfield

Mrs. Bennie Daughtry

Mr. Arthur LeClair

Mrs. Agnes Waters

Mr. Allen Sears

Mr. Doug Radspinner

Mrs. Eudelle Williams

Mrs. Carolyn Hearn

Mr. Robert Saturday

Mr. Ralph Scott Jr.

Mr. Charles Gainous

Mrs. Grace Burnette

Mr. Aubrey Kelley Jr.

Mr. Earl Brown

Mrs. George Jenkins

Mrs. Mary Ewings

Mr. Loran Cannady

Jacob Maddox

Mr. Thomas Riggs Jr.

Mrs. Deborah Bentley

Ms. Daisy Steed

Mr. Rother Hunter

Mrs. Louise Tutt-Bynum

Mrs. Ruby Lowe

Mr. Fred Vann Jr.

Mr. William Thomas Sr.

Mr. Otis Pleas

Mrs. Archinell Smith

Mrs. Ruth Bell

Mr. Gene Stavely

Mrs. Nancy Allen

Crucial N-waste bill
The nuclear energy industry, which includes the Savannah River Site, is greatly encouraged with U.S. Senate passage of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act.

Sees little improvement in housing
Ms. Robertson mentioned some of the wonderful programs and security regulations and standards that the authority has implemented in its housing areas. Brian Green, Augusta

Motor racing on track
Early indications are that auto racing is making a triumphant return to the Augusta area. In a city best known for its golf, few people realize that racing in our area also has a rich tradition, dating back to 1949.

Hail mediocrity
Deeply reflective people are not common in American politics and they are often not successful.

Gambling study fixed?
Perhaps we're being too cynical, but last week's report claiming that increasing availability of state-approved legal gambling has greatly reduced illegal gambling seems like, at best, an elaborate rationalization; at worst, a rigged study.

41st Red Carpet tour
As the annual Red Carpet tour of industrialists and businesspeople travels Georgia, its favorite ``business site'' unquestionably will be the Masters Tournament.

Praises new HDTV programming
Our own CBS affiliate, WRDW Channel 12, opened its full-time digital TV programming on April 1. Ed Chandler, Martinez

Corrects inaccurate NASCAR reports
It has been reported that he is the ``only minority owner-driver in NASCAR since Wendell Scott,'' and also the only minority driver with a minority sponsor. Jay Dunham, Grovetown

Hits lack of planning for air show
Little did I know that I was contributing to the ``Bob Young Blue Angels event,'' but worse than that was the 3 hours I was stuck in traffic only to hear on the radio that the airport was not letting anyone else in. I.M. Jones, Martinez

Protests trucks at Aiken park
We have such a beautiful veterans' park on Highway 421. Along the Maple Street side, I see big trucks parked. Sometimes a tanker truck is parked there and usually one or two big semis. Gail Covar, Warrenville

Refunds lauded
We applaud Skyfest 2000 event organizers for offering to refund tickets for those who, through no fault of their own, were unable to get into Saturday's air show.

Hits mayor for Skyfest debacle
Congratulations, Mayor Bob Young. You really outdid yourself this time. Skyfest 2000 was the biggest fiasco I have ever been to. David Walton, Aiken

Insists shooting case was about race
I totally disagree with his comment, ``It is absurd to blame this on race.'' In my opinion, the only thing absurd is to push this thing off as anything else but race. Angelia D. Johnson, Augusta

Share the pain
Soaring pump prices prompted the Augusta Commission to look for ways to cut back on gas usage. We'd never discourage commissioners from making savings wherever they can.

Comments on Confederate flag issue
Over the past several months the Confederate battle flag issue has taken precedence in the news. This is due to a misguided mindset that the flag should not be displayed permanently on any state grounds, because it reminds flag supporters (American fighting men -- black and white) of their heritage. Greg Wilson, Aiken

Raps poor preparations for Skyfest
Could ``preparations'' for Saturday's Skyfest have been any worse? Augusta officials had been heralding this event for months (and planning I assume), but what I saw Saturday looked more like an emergency coastal evacuation than a planned event. Hal Roby, North Augusta

Wants courtesy from Animal Control
This is in reply to all the well-intentioned people who tell us the reason we have pet problems is the failure of our pet owners to spay or neuter our animals. B. Laverty, Augusta

Urges NAACP to regain its focus
Members and supporters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: I urge you to boycott the NAACP. Send letters of disgust and withdraw your support. W. Paschal, Evans

Decries traffic confusion at Skyfest
April 1 was definitely a classic ``April fool'' for most of the thousands of spectators eagerly awaiting to see Skyfest 2000. Mark Greathouse, Aiken

Hit traffic confusion at air show
We want to express our disappointment with the entire traffic handling procedure en route to the airshow. We thought area law enforcement agencies had experience dealing with traffic because of the Masters. Bill and Barbara Gustafson, Waynesboro

Opposes Phinizy Rd. halfway house
It has come to my attention that there is a proposal to build a 200-bed halfway house along Phinizy Road for those transitioning from incarceration to the community.

Rusty Wallace hopes 500th race something to remember

Racing facts: Goody's Body Pain 500

Winston Cup drivers hurt Busch Series

Communities give back to local stars

Edwards knows value of education

Overtime: Miller twins share award

L. Petty dies at 86

USOC hires international relations director

Overtime: MLB salaries average nearly $2M

Sega to launch ISP
NEW YORK -- Sega Enterprises Ltd. is playing out its future on the Internet, stepping up its Web presence with the launch of a new Internet service provider this fall.

Tech executives say government little help in fighting cybercrime
STANFORD, Calif. -- Threats from cyberterrorists have become almost routine at Oracle Corp., the leading developer of database software.

Study finds severe ozone depletion above Arctic
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- A major new study of ozone depletion over the Arctic shows a significant thinning of the layer that protects Earth against ultraviolet rays, according to the findings released Wednesday.

Multiple factors prompt rise in personal computer prices
WASHINGTON -- You can't always count on computers getting cheaper, as some shoppers have found out over the past few months.

Advances made against epilepsy
WASHINGTON -- They call it ``the feeling,'' a warning some people with epilepsy have that a seizure is imminent -- one that they're powerless to stop.

State opens access to electronic library
ATLANTA -- It won't appeal to casual Internet surfers. Those trolling for a digital love connection will be disappointed. But serious researchers may find the state-operated Galileo electronic library service just their cup of tea.

Online grocery sites can be a bargain hunter's dream
If you're willing to add a half-hour to your shopping time each week, give up some brand loyalty and put up with an awkward Web site that can be frustratingly slow, you can walk out of your local supermarket with a load of groceries for a lot less cash than you thought by shopping through priceline.com.

Silicon Valley techies taken with kids' toy
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Tom Stangl looks up from his narrow cubicle and admires the dozens of colorful plastic creations he built from his collection of about a quarter-million pieces of Lego building blocks.

State opens access to electronic library

Tech executives say government little help in fighting cybercrime

Advances made against epilepsy

Study finds severe ozone depletion above Arctic

Online grocery sites can be a bargain hunter's dream

Silicon Valley techies taken with kids' toy

Multiple factors prompt rise in personal computer prices

Sega to launch ISP

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