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?

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country stars known to attend Masters

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.

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).

Dining options increase

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.

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.

Comic likes to keep his act clean

Masterful weekend

Folks from 'round here know down-home cooking

Braves notes: Avery takes next step in rehab process

Region win in reach

Indians cruise past Devil Rays

Reed pitches Mets to win

Cards sweep Cubs; Pirates rout Astros

Jackets fall to Crawdads

Mulholland disappointing in Braves' loss

Mulholland not distracted by Braves' troubles

Hickory tops Augusta, 8-1

Enron Field could be slugger's park

Braves notes: Avery takes next step in rehab process

Living in Georgia is unique

Department chief to take private job

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.

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.

Business briefs: Nasdaq has big gain

Community leaders court big business

Business briefs: Bargain hunters drive up stocks

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.

Business briefs: Nasdaq has big gain
NEW YORK -- The Nasdaq composite index ended a rocky week with its biggest point gain ever Friday as investors snapped up technology stocks with strong prospects for earnings growth. Blue-chip stocks turned lower because of weakness in financial stocks.

Masters gear for sale online

Artist shows drawings of condo complex

Masters gear for sale online
The Augusta National Golf Club is not the only place to get Masters Tournament merchandise anymore. Now, you can click on to eBay.com and other sites to buy stuff that bears the exclusive club's logo.

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.

Tech hires Hewitt

El-Amin to enter NBA draft

Banned booster to reveal ties

Blasts 'Gore tax'

Defends morality of non-Christians

Chides ANIC; cites Mack record
Once again what was conceived as a program to better the housing and neighborhood conditions in Augusta's more downtrodden areas and, in doing so improve the quality of life, has turned into a bureaucratic boondoggle whose main purpose is to perpetuate itself.Robert McCranie, Augusta

Crucial N-waste bill

House right on organ vote

Opposes Phinizy Rd. halfway house

Hits negative coverage of Skyfest

Raps poor preparations for Skyfest

A historic first for Edgefield

Refunds lauded

Urges veto power for mayor

Wants courtesy from Animal Control

Gambling study fixed?

Protests blame placed on volunteers

Faith Digest
The Celebrity Gospel Softball Team will be part of a family-centered event from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today at May Park, 622 Fourth St..

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.

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.

What size is your master
Like monarch butterflies returning to Pacific Grove every fall, springtime brings the annual migration of azalea-loving golf-worshippers to Augusta.

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?

Easter programs offer audiences variety
White-robed angels of various sizes moved on and offstage Tuesday at Aiken Bible Church while other biblical characters rehearsed their parts.

Faithful to the tradition
Sister Margaret Mary Mohr bent over to examine a little boy's knee before sending him off with a lesson in playground justice.

Cold front slows fish bite just for a little bit

Masters Week is 'Shad Week' for area fishers

Shad return to river

N. Dakota looks to avenge loss

UND blanks Main in semis

Lamarre, Ftorek find roles on ice

Lynx-Brass game bumped by ice show

Devils haven't even waited until playoffs to fade this year

Lamarre, Ftorek find roles on ice

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

Sweet, shady wisteria thrives during spring

The perfection of Augusta National

Faith Digest

Too much sun is also bad for plants

Faithful to the tradition

What size is your master

Easter programs offer audiences variety

Senior runner logs many miles
He was a logger by trade and a marathon man by choice. Actually, he was a logger by choice, too, and one thing followed the other.

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.

Pair charged in bank robbery

School board member unsure of keeping seat

Hotels see increase in numbers
AIKEN -- The Masters Tournament guides were sprawled out on the front-desk counter, and the Golf Channel was glowing from a television in the hotel lounge Friday at Sleep Inn of Aiken.

Progress reshapes soldiers

Senior runner logs many miles

April brings awareness to sex assaults

Young golfers practice their technique at area program

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.

First Tee's progress is on par
Most of the landscape work is complete, and by mid-April the grass seed will be planted, the sod will be laid down and the First Tee project will be that much closer to reality.

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.

Class grades to be made uniform
AIKEN -- Every high school freshman in South Carolina will be graded equally beginning in August.

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

Child's life uncertain after crash
A newborn infant delivered in an emergency Caesarean section clung to life in an incubator Friday as the man charged in the death of the baby's mother was taken from a hospital room to the county jail.

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.

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.

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.

Woman dies in collision

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.

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.

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.

Mission to help area

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.

Army challenges households
When her daddy left for Korea 13 months ago, Samantha Jenia was 10-months-old -- not yet old enough to walk and talk.

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.

Opposition organized by retiree
COLUMBIA -- John Bradley didn't know he got a prominent mention Thursday at the South Carolina Statehouse when about 2,000 people gathered to protest the Confederate flag that flies on the Capitol dome.

Virginia utility abandons MOX project

Across the area: Bubble blowers to face off
Wal-Mart stores at 260 Bobby Jones Expressway and 3209 Deans Bridge Road will hold Dubble Bubble bubble-blowing contests for children 12 and under today at 11 a.m.

Barnes passes reforms

Virginia utility abandons MOX project
A Virginia utility company has abandoned an agreement to use a controversial nuclear-reactor fuel that would be produced at Savannah River Site.

Candidates uncontested in June primary

First Tee's progress is on par

Recruits enter Army with more high-tech skills

Hotels see increase in numbers

Public to get first look at new course

Opposition organized by retiree

Lack of funds forces hospital closing

Army challenges households

Candidates uncontested in June primary

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.

Child's life uncertain after crash

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.''

Across the area: Bubble blowers to face off

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.

Mission to help area
ATLANTA -- The neighborhood around Savannah's defunct Charity Hospital could be described as the perfect test case for a theory popular with social advocates who think they might have found the magic bullet.

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

Wind swept

Across the area: Program needs volunteers

Class grades to be made uniform

Payton puts up superb numbers

Carter-led Raptors overwhelm Hawks

Mourning lefts Heat past Hornets

Bears rename practice facility for Payton

Stallions lose franchise opener

Browns concerned about tackle's eye

Stallions begin first season

Ravens: Lewis status will not affect draft

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Mr. Richard Magruder
Mr. Richard Lamar Magruder, 93, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at University Hospital.

Ms. Cynthia McKinney
Ms. Cynthia Ann McKinney, 43, of Columbia Drive, Martinez, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, in Cozumel, Mexico.

Mrs. Elizabeth Porter
CHIEFLAND, Fla. -- Mrs. Elizabeth Maurine Porter, 73, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000.

Mrs. Alice S. Dunbar
DUNBAR -- Entered into rest Monday, April 3, 2000, MRS.

Mrs. Mattie Rachels
SPARTA, Ga. -- Mrs. Mattie Lou Swint Rachels, 92, of Wiley Street, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at Hancock Memorial Hospital.

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

Mr. Anthony Anderson
DUBLIN, Ga. -- Mr. Anthony ``Tony'' E. Anderson, 45, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Fairview Park Hospital.

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

Mr. Isaiah Williams
ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Mr. Isaiah ``Bosey'' Williams, of Brookdale Drive, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000.

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

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

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. William Robinson
Mr. William Robinson, 75, of Dupont Street, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

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

Mrs. Josephine Heubel
SPRING, Texas -- Mrs. Josphine T. Heubel, 82, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at The Hospice, Houston.

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

Mr. Emmett Maxey
UNION POINT, Ga. -- Mr. Emmett Richard ``Dick'' Maxey, 89, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

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

Mr. Kelly Miles
AIKEN -- Mr. Kelly Miles, 79, of Shiloh Church Road, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

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

Mrs. Evelyn Burch
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Mrs. Evelyn Burch died Friday, April 7, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta.

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

Mrs. Bertha Tollison
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Bertha Brooks Tollison, 85, of Corley Drive, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mr. H.N. Shurling
STILSON, Ga. -- Mr. H.N. Shurling, 85, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Savannah.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Briona James
Briona E. James, 3, of East Hall Street, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center.

Mr. Walter Kendrick
NEW ELLENTON -- Mr. Walter Kendrick, 75, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at his residence.

Tony Lewis Jr.
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Tony Lewis Jr., infant son of Tony Lewis Sr. and Shawanda Robertson, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, in Augusta.

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

Mr. Charlie Wilson
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Mr. Charlie Terrell Wilson, 83, of West Gibson Street, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Lizzie Mathis
Mrs. Lizzie L. Mathis, of 12th Street, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at her residence.

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

Jacob Maddox

Mr. Aubrey Kelley Jr.

Mrs. Alice S. Dunbar

Mr. Doug Radspinner

Ms. Daisy Steed

Mrs. Grace Burnette

Mr. Isaiah Williams

Mr. Louis Carter

Briona James

Mr. Earl Brown

Mr. Gene Stavely

Mrs. Deborah Bentley

Mr. Fred Vann Jr.

Mrs. Agnes Waters

Mr. H.N. Shurling

Mrs. Bennie Daughtry

Mrs. Lizzie Mathis

Mr. John Broadwater Jr.

Tony Lewis Jr.

Mrs. Nancy Allen

Mr. James Evans Sr.

Mr. Walter Kendrick

Mrs. George Jenkins

Mrs. Evelyn Burch

Mr. Thomas Riggs Jr.

Mrs. Mattie Rachels

Mrs. Louise Tutt-Bynum

Mr. Richard Magruder

Mr. Otis Pleas

Mr. Emmett Maxey

Mrs. Ruth Bell

Mrs. Elizabeth Porter

Mr. Loran Cannady

Mastering those senior moments
THERE IS something about this time of the year in Augusta which makes me feel very mortal, more so than usual, I think.

Blasts 'Gore tax'
Walter Williams' March 6 Chronicle column revealed the nature of our regulated charges on our phone bill. He states it is a Gore tax instigated by the vice president and two Senate cohorts -- to advance their political agenda. Carl W. Rafoth, Augusta

Promises to do better for next event
On behalf of the city of Augusta and those involved in Skyfest 2000, I would like to apologize to everyone who was unable to attend the event on Saturday. Mayor Bob Young, Augusta

Urges veto power for mayor
Augusta Commission members are able to write the laws they want, at any time they wish, and answer to no one. They are the ones who vote on any decision for the city, how to run the city, who to appoint to city positions -- things that affect our everyday life, and yet we have no one to check them if they step out of line. Michael Peters, Graniteville

A historic first for Edgefield
After two long years of fussin' and fightin' with a band of zoning opponents, the Edgefield County Council finally bit the bullet Tuesday, voting 4-1 to bring a zoning ordinance to the county for the first time ever.

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.

Defends morality of non-Christians
In response to Ms. Teasley's question about what is wrong with Christianity, the simple answer is that there is nothing wrong with it providing one isn't trying to ram Christianity, or some version of it, down the throats of other people. Douglas Martin, Evans

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.

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

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.

House right on organ vote
Generally speaking, localities are more effective at handling their problems than the federal government, because local folks have a better handle on their community's needs than bureaucrats sitting in Washington.

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

Chides ANIC; cites Mack record
Once again what was conceived as a program to better the housing and neighborhood conditions in Augusta's more downtrodden areas and, in doing so improve the quality of life, has turned into a bureaucratic boondoggle whose main purpose is to perpetuate itself. Robert McCranie, 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

Mastering those senior moments
THERE IS something about this time of the year in Augusta which makes me feel very mortal, more so than usual, I think.

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

Hits negative coverage of Skyfest
How unfortunate that The Augusta Chronicle chose to dwell on traffic congestion and restroom lines in its Sunday coverage of Skyfest 2000. Robert A. Young, Martinez

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

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.

Protests blame placed on volunteers
As a recent volunteer for the Skyfest, I would like to express my gratitude to the other volunteers of the event. I met a wonderful group of devoted Augustans who took pride in their talents and gave up their only day off to work an event for our community. B. Thomann, Martinez

Overtime: Trippi early favorite in Flamingo Stakes

Rusty Wallace hopes 500th race something to remember

Project Quest offers guidance

Notre Dame enacts manufacturing ban

Senate approves bill to clean up boxing

USOC hires international relations director

Rusty Wallace's 500th career start will come in front

Communities give back to local stars

Overtime: Miller twins share award

Study: Estrogen therapy increase stroke risk
In a surprising reversal of prevailing medical wisdom, researchers conducting a nationwide study of women's hormone replacement therapy have warned subjects taking estrogen that they are slightly more likely to have heart attacks, strokes or blood clots during the first two years of use.

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.

Brain membrane patch causes disease
KOSEICHO, Japan -- At first, she thought it was a bad case of jet lag. Then her vision began to blur, and she got lost on the walk to the nearby post office. Her handwriting became childlike, and she was tormented by hallucinogenic nightmares.

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.

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.

Research identifies gene structure of rice
ST. LOUIS -- Scientists have sketched a ``working draft'' of the rice genome -- a step that could speed up improvement of one of the world's most important foods.

Older women with breast cancer have better chance of survival
Rose Byrne was 65 when she found out she had breast cancer. The news hit her like ``a death sentence.''

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

Study: Estrogen therapy increase stroke risk

Tech executives say government little help in fighting cybercrime

Advances made against epilepsy

Research identifies gene structure of rice

Multiple factors prompt rise in personal computer prices

Brain membrane patch causes disease