Home Run Derby goes crazy

Jackets opener rained out

Braves notes: A. Jones promoted in lineup

Braves fall to Brewers

Jackets win home opener

USC Aiken shuts out Columbus State

Veras double lifts Braves

Ripken gets hit No. 3000

Hershiser pitches Dodgers past Reds

Prep notebook: Beale gets 350th win

Braves notebook

Rangers top Indians; A's roll past Red Sox

Discretion necessary in driving

On the move
Georgia-Carolina Bancshares Inc. has announced the following appointments in conjunction with the acquisition of Prime Lending Corp.; Thomas M. Bird has been named executive vice president; Hugh Hollar and David Holloway have each been named senior vice president; and Lynn Holley has been named vice president.<

WJBF general manager to leave

Pocket change
You'd better think twice before hitting the Send button on your work e-mail program. That off-color joke, sexy image or snide comment about the boss's IQ could be hazardous to your professional health.

Business briefs: World funds strive toward debt relief
WASHINGTON -- Collectively, the world's 41 poorest nations owe $200 billion in debt to rich countries and to institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Pocket change

Due date
If you still need to file your federal tax return, there isn't much time. The deadline is Monday. But this year, the government's more customer-friendly Internal Revenue Service says you shouldn't get worked up about it.

On the move

Business briefs
The United Defense Aiken Facility completed 7 million hours without a lost-time accident. Last month, the facility reached its 11th consecutive year without a lost-time accident.

Due date

Chain plans combo stores
Thirty-one flavors and there's only one place to get them -- at least for now.

Business briefs

Business briefs: World funds strive toward debt relief

Chain plans combo stores

WJBF general manager to leave
WJBF-TV (Channel 6) General Manager Louis Wall has been hired as senior vice president for group operations at Rockford, Ill.-based Benedek Broadcasting, the company announced Friday.

Gamecock set to play for Jets

Tigers defense looking slow

Tigers' Schell game works

Local college roundup

Grant relieved when call came

Projected to go in first round, White falls to third

Gamecocks enjoy win when they can

Gamecocks show promise in scrimmage

Ga. rural hospital crisis

Wants solution on Rebel flag

Glenn Frey a hit

Praises article on retiring milkman

Lock & Dam progress

Opposes proposed church parking lot

Backs Norwood's military health bill

Backs 'conservative' in S.C. Dist. 82

Rips attorney general's actions

Curb online lotteries

Bashes councilman in zoning flap

Praises writer Pavey

Roadside hunting ban?

Wants Clinton-Gore ideas 'shot down'

Discusses numbers in abortion issue

Hits leadership in Augusta

Keeping the faith
With a snowy Yosemite National Park as a backdrop, Augustans Micki LaVine and her family unpacked matzoh and a bottle of wine to celebrate Passover in a hotel room two years ago.

Professor to speak in support of tolerance and understanding
Physics professor John R. Albright will discuss the compatibility of science and religion at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at University Hospital.

Clothing should be corrected in private
Dear Carson: Last week I saw a woman in the middle of the street pulling up her pantyhose.

Spring fling
Put away your unisex, cargo and utility gear and spring forward in soft, flirty blouses, skirts and dresses. Femininity is back in style.

Working together alleviates problems
It takes a blending of God's gifts found in the pastor and the support of the congregation for a church to accomplish its mission.

Japanese anime finds American fan base
Dragonball Z is one of the most popular anime titles at local video stores. The show airs at 10 a.m. Saturdays on Cartoon Network.

Strange occurrences haunt Scottish castle
Vampires, witches, monsters and a fearsome collection of ghosts supposedly stalk Scotland's Glamis Castle, the childhood home of the Queen Mother.

In the know
BIG BABY: A female giraffe born at Riverbanks Zoo on April 3 weighed in at 137 pounds. The giraffe, which was 5 feet 6' inches tall, joins a 2-year-old male sibling in the Africa exhibit, as well as a baby black rhino born in February.

Eclectic style
Looking at the outside of Ann and Larry Fetters' three-story Williamsburg home, one might assume it's as traditional inside as it is outside.

Playing with predators provides new perspective
For most people who don't dive -- and a fair number of those who do -- sharks evoke images of indiscriminate killing machines; swimming psychopaths with razor-sharp teeth that attack without warning.

Sharks can be friendly animals
FREEPORT, Bahamas -- With a gentle stroke of his hand, Perry Johnson hypnotized the 8-foot Caribbean reef shark and then carefully lifted it off the sandy ocean bottom while about 30 of its brethren circled overhead.

Love brings top game to same old Harbour Town

Els takes lead at MCI Classic

Tewell leads senior tournament

New course an enjoyable play

Golfers battle cold, wind at Harbour Town

Red Wings win shootout

Dumont hopes to end slump

Sharks even series with Blues

Lynx look to regain momentum

Avalanche take control of series

Maple Leafs blast Senators

Penguins win in OT

Daneyko questionable for Game 2

Lynx notebook: Lambert's pads disappear

Discretion necessary in driving
The writer Peter Benchley was fond of describing his experiences in Hollywood.

Playing with predators provides new perspective

In the know

Japanese anime finds American fan base

Keeping the faith

Eclectic style

Professor to speak in support of tolerance and understanding

Strange occurrences haunt Scottish castle

Working together alleviates problems

Spring fling

Sharks can be friendly animals

Clothing should be corrected in private

Across the area
NEW YORK -- Famous faces crowded into Radio City Music Hall on Friday to wish Essence magazine a happy 30th birthday. One was a famous face in Georgia, Emma Gresham, the mayor of Keysville.

Schools police ask for larger budget
A request by Richmond County school officials to have departments cut their budgets by 10 percent isn't sitting well with departments that say they already are strapped for cash.

Across the area

Schrenko fined for finances

Barnes letter blasts Chatham's board
ATLANTA -- A Republican leader is sending copies of a letter from Gov. Roy Barnes to every school board in the state in an effort to encourage them from feeling bullied by what the governor wrote to the Chatham County board.

Jimmy the pig enjoys 'real thing'
``Want Coke?'' Grunt. ``Want Coke?'' Grunt. ``Want Coke?'' With that, Jimmy the Coca-Cola-drinking pig plops onto his sizable haunches to enjoy his favorite drink.

City holds memorial for child
NORTH AUGUSTA -- On special days, Nina O'Mailia still sets a place at the table for her son Keenan, just as she did a year ago today when he didn't come home for dinner.

Warrant issued in school bus argument

City wants its share of lock and dam plan
Augusta Mayor Bob Young has asked officials in North Augusta and Aiken County to include Augusta in their proposal to take over the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.

City holds memorial for child

Company rewards driver who saved pupil from choking

Schools police ask for larger budget

MCG tests treatment

Drugs invade local night life

Politics familiar to board
By the time Thursday's meeting of the Augusta Aviation Commission ended, Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field Director Al McDill had lost his job, Chairman Ed Skinner had lost the confidence of his peers and many board members conveniently had lost their tongues. A political volcano had erupted.

Doctors, activists battle over GHB

Battle for reform continues

Across the area: Augusta woman reports carjacking
Stopping at a red light led to a terrifying ordeal for a 36-year-old Augusta woman, who told police she was carjacked by a man who had walked in front of her vehicle in the 1700 block of Old Savannah Road at about 2 a.m. Saturday.

Descendants rethink flag stance

Show stages anti-drug theme
AIKEN -- Schoolchildren from more than 12 Aiken County ele-mentary, middle and high schools, along with their families, crowded the entrance of J.C. Penney at Ai-ken Mall on Saturday. It wasn't a sale they were waiting for; it was a stage.

Tasty picks

Across the area: Two extra days given for tax filing
If you haven't finished your tax returns yet, Uncle Sam has given you a two-day reprieve this year.

Company rewards driver who saved pupil from choking
Kindergartner Sharae Williams has been riding the bus to school since the age of 4, but she still hasn't got the eating-candy-and-talking-at-the-same-time thing down.

Warrant issued in school bus argument
EDGEFIELD -- Edgefield County authorities were looking for a Murphy Village woman Friday on charges of interfering with the operation of a school bus, Sheriff R. Billy Parker said.

Vidalia crop coming soon
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Consumers will find the first bags of Vidalia onions appearing in stores by the weekend.

Tasty picks
Cheryl Hete and her son Shannon (left), along with her sister Norma Hochstetler, both from Denmark, S.C., brave the weather Friday to gather strawberries from J.R.'s Farm U-Pick strawberry patch in Barnwell. Farm owner Robbie Wood said he had to begin selling his strawberries March 31 because the weather caused the berries to mature earlier than normal.

Across the area: Two extra days given for tax filing

Heroism of youth rewarded
AIKEN -- Congress created a federal medal for children who risk their lives to save someone else because 52 years ago Tommy Gibbs, only 9 years old, pushed a playmate from the path of a speeding train on the tracks that cross York Street.

Aiken man sentenced to 4 years

Aiken man sentenced to 4 years
AIKEN -- Before Circuit Judge Thomas Cooper read aloud the charges the man before him faced, Danny Lee Norman closed his eyes in prayer.

More airlines doubtful
The right combination of tax incentives, cheap fuel, free advertising and better marketing just might help increase airline service and reduce airfares at Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field, aviation experts say.

Man pleads not guilty in assault
AIKEN - A pale, thin Wesley Corbitt pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Friday to charges he tried to kill Wagener's police chief last summer.

Descendants rethink flag stance
BEAUFORT -- Deep Confederate roots on hundreds of family trees in South Carolina are not producing predictable blooms this spring as lawmakers, pressured by an economic boycott of the state, debate whether to remove a rebel flag from the Capitol.

Drugs invade local night life
``GHB-heads'' nearly ran Time PieceZ owner Jamie Long out of business, he said.

Politics familiar to board

Local GOP chooses delegates
Political insiders have said that traditional party-building tactics such as rallies, door-to-door campaigning and conventions are slowly giving way to high-priced television ads to get the party message across.

More airlines doubtful

Firm profiting from flag issue

Show stages anti-drug theme

Heroism of youth rewarded

Heart attack sufferer lucky to be survivor
Carl Hammer came to town for the final round of the Masters Tournament, but he didn't get to see Vijay Singh's winning round. As it turned out, he is lucky to be around at all.

Legal service representatives to visit Georgia counties

McDill: Political games rule aviation panel
Al McDill said Friday it wasn't his job performance but his unwillingness to play political games with members of the Augusta Aviation Commission that cost him his job.

Heart attack sufferer lucky to be survivor

Firm profiting from flag issue
CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. -- With a wooden mallet, Johnny Harris drove brass grommets into a Confederate battle flag.

City to move downtown area

Legal service representatives to visit Georgia counties
Low-income people who might be in need of legal assistance with civil problems can speak with representatives from the Georgia Legal Services Program in the following counties:

McDill: Political games rule aviation panel

Barnes letter blasts Chatham's board

President boosts education plans

City to move downtown area
SAVANNAH -- As its population tumbles, Port Wentworth is losing chunks of land to ports development and facing the loss of more than $300,000 in sales tax money.

Doctors, activists battle over GHB
It's a simple carbohydrate molecule called gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, or GHB for short.

Schrenko fined for finances
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - State school Superintendent Linda Schrenko agreed Friday to pay a fine of $1,750 for making misleading disclosures on her 1995 campaign-finance report.

Battle for reform continues
ATLANTA -- It used to be that Gerald Boyd was baffled by the education bureaucrats in Atlanta who write the often convoluted, frequently rigid and always confusing rules that govern what principals and administrators can do.

President boosts education plans
ATLANTA -- President Clinton came to Georgia on Friday to trumpet his administration's achievements in education and to lobby for proposals to hire 100,000 teachers and provide federal aid for school construction.

Across the area: Augusta woman reports carjacking

City wants its share of lock and dam plan

MCG tests treatment
Things got fuzzy in church for Lorraine Doyle. Now she hopes a thin, red beam and light-sensitive drug will help clear things up.

Heat slump as playoffs approach

Stockton still going strong

Stallions look to even record

Draft analysis

Grant awaits NFL Draft

A real character in a character draft

Carolina addresses defensive needs

Stallions, WRDW reach deal

Falcons will miss out on first-round picks

Stallions record inaugural win

Falcons take OL Claridge

Draft analysis

Warrick: Don't judge me on past troubles

Mrs. Irene McKie
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Irene Key McKie, of Carolina Springs Road, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Rosemont, Stone Mountain, Ga.

Mr. Sherman Dietterle
Mr. Sherman Lloyd Dietterle, 83, of Evans, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Brandon Wilde.

Mrs. Marie Droze
DEARING -- Mrs. Marie Black Droze, 88, of Iron Hill Road, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Leroy Hill Sr.
THOMSON - Mr. Leroy Hill Sr., 70, of Moss Drive, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. John Clary
THOMSON -- Mr. John Bussey Clary, 80, of Pine Lane Drive, died Friday, April 14, 2000, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Helen Walker
AIKEN -- Mrs. Helen Walker, 63, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Earnest Doss Sr.
Mr. Earnest R. Doss Sr., 68, of Old Waynesboro Road, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Essie Shelton
Mrs. Essie Shelton, of Cumming Road, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Tommie Martin
Mr. Tommie L. Martin, 56, of Eighth Street, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta.

Mr. Bruce Pierce
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Bruce G. Pierce, 50, of Fairwood Avenue, died Friday, April 14, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.

Mrs. Lynn Molleur
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Lynn Gibson Molleur, 37, of Manderson Circle, died Thursday, April 13, 2000.

Mr. Lyman Robertson
Mr. Lyman Hall Robertson, 85, died Friday, April 14, 2000, at Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home.

Mr. Charles Yates Jr.
McCormick, S.C. - Mr. Charles Britton Yates Jr., 71, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Greenwood Self Memorial Hospital, Greenwood.

Mrs. Margaret Tyson
DUBLIN, Ga. - Mrs. Margaret Hannah Tyson, 64, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta.

Mr. Butler Holmes
MODOC, S.C. - Mr. Butler S. Holmes, 31, of Cold Spring Road, died Monday, April 10, 2000, in Edgefield.

Mrs. Rosa Bell
DUBLIN, Ga. - Mrs. Rosa Lee Bell, 85, died Friday, April 14, 2000, at Fairview Park Hospital.

Mr. Grady Martin
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Grady H. Martin, 84, of Holiday Drive, died Friday, April 14, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Minnie Steward
MILLEN, Ga. - Mrs. Minnie Bell Steward, 83, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Jenkins County Hospital.

Briona James
Briona Ellisia James, 3-year-old daughter of Jay Maurice and Betty Ellis James, of East Hall Street, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center.

Mrs. Edith Owens
Mrs. Edith Melton Owens, 80, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Bert Jennings
LOS ANGELES - Mr. Bert Jennings died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Edgar Reynolds
CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Edgar Winston Reynolds, 90, of Broad Street, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. William Crawford Sr.
Mr. William Penn Crawford Sr., 73, of Cunningham Drive, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mrs. Rosie Bryant
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Mrs. Rosie Parker Bryant, 78, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at University of Alabama Hospital.

Mrs. Nettie Jones
Mrs. Nettie M. Jones, 80, of Toms Drive, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home.

Mr. Frank Benhart
Mr. Frank R. Benhart, 58, died Friday, April 14, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mrs. Gladys Brown
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Gladys Moore Brown, 87, of Edgewood Drive, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Ms. Johnnie Harling
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Ms. Johnnie Mae Peterson Harling, 77, of Mims Street, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Edgefield County Hospital.

Ms. Celia Holton
SCOTT, Ga. -- Ms. Celia Holton, 86, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Mr. James Mills
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mr. James Mills, 83, of Twin Oak Church Road, died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home.

Mr. Edgar Reynolds

Mrs. Minnie Steward

Mrs. Gladys Brown

Ms. Celia Holton

Mr. Bert Jennings

Mr. John Clary

Briona James

Mr. Grady Martin

Mr. Tommie Martin

Mr. Bruce Pierce

Mr. James Mills

Mr. William Crawford Sr.

Mrs. Edith Owens

Mrs. Rosa Bell

Mrs. Lynn Molleur

Mrs. Margaret Tyson

Mr. Butler Holmes

Mr. Charles Yates Jr.

Mrs. Nettie Jones

Kent: Augusta Tomorrow blackballers; 2002 race?
AUGUSTA TOMORROW is a 13-member public-private business consortium that, since 1982, has been a hard-working catalyst for several downtown revitalization and riverfront development projects. The Chronicle is a proud founding participant.

Personal responsibility? No, let's sue someone
ONE OF LIFE'S pleasures, thanks to the Internet, continues to be the daily reading of Bill Watterson's great comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes. In a recent strip, the little boy and his tiger are walking in the woods. Calvin says, ``I don't believe in ethics any more. As far as I am concerned, the end justifies the means. Get what you can while the getting's good -- that's what I say. It's a dog-eat-dog world, so I'll do whatever I have to do, and let others argue about whether it's right or not.'' At that point Hobbes pushes Calvin into a large mud puddle. ``Why did you do that?'' Calvin demands. ``You were in my way,'' Hobbes says. ``Now you're not. The end justifies the means.'' Calvin, totally covered in sticky, brown mud says, ``I didn't mean for everyone, dolt! Just me!''

Wants Clinton-Gore ideas 'shot down'
They have smart bombs and now the smart guns are next on the agenda. Now if we can just get some smart people in the government who don't try to outsmart us. Harry Oliphant, Hephzibah

Backs 'conservative' in S.C. Dist. 82
Republicans should support Arthur Shealy for the House District 83 nomination. He has been a long-time Republican activist with many years of service to his party. He is familiar with the issues that drive our party and is acceptable to all wings of the GOP.

Glenn Frey a hit
The recent concert Glenn Frey put on at Bell Auditorium wasn't just good, it was a marvelous musical experience. The country rock pioneer certainly hasn't lost his ability to entertain since he departed California's super-popular Eagles group.

Hits leadership in Augusta
I think that Bush Field Airport Manager Al McDill and the Augusta commissioners need to accept blame for the problems of Skyfest 2000. Joe Nirenberg, Beech Island

Personal responsibility? No, let's sue someone
ONE OF LIFE'S pleasures, thanks to the Internet, continues to be the daily reading of Bill Watterson's great comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes. In a recent strip, the little boy and his tiger are walking in the woods. Calvin says, ``I don't believe in ethics any more. As far as I am concerned, the end justifies the means. Get what you can while the getting's good -- that's what I say. It's a dog-eat-dog world, so I'll do whatever I have to do, and let others argue about whether it's right or not.'' At that point Hobbes pushes Calvin into a large mud puddle. ``Why did you do that?'' Calvin demands. ``You were in my way,'' Hobbes says. ``Now you're not. The end justifies the means.'' Calvin, totally covered in sticky, brown mud says, ``I didn't mean for everyone, dolt! Just me!''

Wants solution on Rebel flag
The Confederate flag issue has been reiterated from local writers to state representatives. I think the issue is a verbal civil war in itself. Henry Hogan, Augusta

Praises article on retiring milkman
The April 1 article, ``Milkman drives last route,'' was a wonderful, heartwarming story, one of the most enjoyable human interest pieces I've read in a long time. Betty Croy, North Augusta

Rips attorney general's actions
U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno is determined to use the law to send Elian Gonzalez back to Communist Cuba. It has been reported what he must go through when he returns to Castro's Cuba. H. Clifton Johnson, Edgefield

Curb online lotteries
The National Governors' Association is fighting a proposal in Congress to ban the sale of lottery tickets on the Internet. South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges, whose state doesn't even have a lottery yet (and still may not after November's referendum), is one of the governors leading the charge.

Backs Norwood's military health bill
I fully concur with Boyd W. Simmons' March 24 letter. Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., has a cosponsor for a Senate bill he plans to introduce that would require military retirees to pay a minimum for health care at a military base. Earl E. Bunch, Augusta

Says gun control issue is political
For those of you who still don't believe the gun control issue in America is purely a political agenda, please consider this: More people drown in this country every year than are killed by weapons. The annual number killed on the nation's highways is comparable to those servicemen and servicewomen lost during the entire Vietnam war. Jay McDaniel, Augusta

Bashes councilman in zoning flap
Did you know that Edgefield County Councilman Danny Bishop, ... the councilman who initiated the zoning proposal and campaigned so feverishly for the need to protect Merriwether through zoning, is exempt from it? Isn't that ironic? Bernadette Hudson, North Augusta

Praises writer Pavey
Congratulations, Augusta Chronicle. Sportsmen of the Central Savannah River Area have been blessed with an excellent outdoor page writer. Jack Flynn Jr., Martinez

Cites 'backward' law enforcement
The people of Richmond County deserve better than the backward and poor quality of law enforcementprotection they receive. To illustrate I will share three incidents I have witnessed. Kory W. Edwards, Hephzibah

Lock & Dam progress
Our two-state area's huge headache brought on by the threat of decommissioning the New Savannah Bluff Rock and Dam has gotten some much-needed relief, thanks in large part to the efforts U.S. Reps. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

Kent: Augusta Tomorrow blackballers; 2002 race?
AUGUSTA TOMORROW is a 13-member public-private business consortium that, since 1982, has been a hard-working catalyst for several downtown revitalization and riverfront development projects. The Chronicle is a proud founding participant.

Opposes proposed church parking lot
I have lived on Arnlee Way in Woodside Terrace subdivision for 32 years, and oppose the petition of Aldersgate United Methodist Church to rezone and demolish two houses on the corner of Wheeler Road and Arnlee Way to construct a parking lot. Jack M. Ginsburg, Augusta

Roadside hunting ban?
Progress often comes in baby steps, and that seems to be the case with State Rep. Charles Sharpe's nearly decade-long campaign to ban roadside hunting in South Carolina.

Ga. rural hospital crisis
Tatnall County Hospital is the third rural Georgia hospital to close its doors during the past six months. It is an ominous trend.

Supports newcomer in S.C. Dist. 82
South Carolina House District 83 voters, be sure you vote in the upcoming runoff on Tuesday. Arthur Shealy is a lifelong Republican with a strong conservative vision for the future of our district, state and country. Danny Geddes, North Augusta

Discusses numbers in abortion issue
In her March 8 letter, Belle LeRoy asked about abortion statistics and the pro-life movement. This letter should answer her questions. Michele Wells, North Augusta

Ailing Fernandez fastest in provisional qualifying

Talladega notebook

Outdoor notebook

Greenbrier girls splash to victory

Talladega gives drivers reason to be nervous

Overtime: S.I.S.C. Spring Championship

Nemechek wins Touchstone Energy

Overtime: Smith takes Match Play title

Nascar notebook: Labonte wishes for another run

Rain throws wrench into racing

Tigers' Schell game works

Gamecocks enjoy win when they can

Mayfield rides Talladega pole

Butler boys dominate event

Jackets end Evans' dominance

Supplemental feeding debated

Team formed to warn that steroids can be harmful
WASHINGTON -- Medical researchers are trying to find a way to warn young people and body builders that steroids are dangerous.

No action for organ transplant bill
WASHINGTON -- Backers of compromise legislation setting rules for the nation's transplant system failed to move their bill through the Senate before Congress left town for spring break.

Chromosome mapping project complete
SAN FRANCISCO -- In their race to blueprint the human genome, government-sponsored scientists said Thursday they have finished ``rough draft'' maps of three complete chromosomes.

Software error wrecks some returns
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An error in an electronic tax-filing program that misread intervals of $1,000 as intervals of $1 has left some H&R Block customers owing money to the Internal Revenue Service.

Microsoft engineers placed flaw in some software
NEW YORK -- Microsoft Corp. engineers included a secret password in Internet software that could be used to gain illegal access to hundreds of thousands of Web sites, The Wall Street Journal reported today.

Woman who profited from cancer scare avoids jail time
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Two years ago, Charlene Zimmerman told her husband and three children she was dying of cancer. The story circulated quickly around their suburb of Waukee and people all over Des Moines rushed to help.

Doctors, activists battle over GHB
It's a simple carbohydrate molecule called gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, or GHB for short.

Destruction of chemical weapons to continue
WASHINGON -- A federal judge has cleared the way for continued destruction of chemical weapons at a government incinerator in Utah, concluding there is no risk to human health or the environment, the Justice Department said Friday.

FDA issues warning on dialysis product
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration issued an urgent warning Friday that an unapproved product being used to keep lines open in some dialysis units can be deadly if infused into patients.

American Home moving ahead with drug settlement
NEW YORK -- A national settlement of health claims against the diet-drug combination fen-phen met a milestone Thursday when drug maker American Home Products revealed that just 1 percent of the drugs' users have dropped out of the deal.

Doctors, activists battle over GHB

FDA issues warning on dialysis product

Team formed to warn that steroids can be harmful

Destruction of chemical weapons to continue

Microsoft engineers placed flaw in some software

No action for organ transplant bill

Chromosome mapping project complete

Software error wrecks some returns

Woman who profited from cancer scare avoids jail time