Braves notes: Jordan to come off disabled list today

Clemson's Lynn ready for debut

12th-inning HR lifts Braves

Savannah hands Jackets 10th loss

Royals' Glass fulfilling lifelong dream to own a team

Owners approve sale of Royals

Lakeside wins region playoff

Glavine grows into leadership role for Braves

Realignment is coming

Rocker returns to Braves

Braves care about arm, not mouth

GreenJackets top RedStixx

Orioles, Tampa Bay washed out again

Glavine grows into leadership role for Braves

McGwire's return still unsure

Astros-Dodgers game postponed by rain

Expos win despite Cubs' HRs

Bloop singles equal homers in Marlins win over Cubs

Harlem takes lead in region series

Schourek blanks Tigers

Anderson enters sanctuary

Judge fits punishment to crime

Business briefs
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court gave railroads greater protection Monday against being sued over allegedly inadequate warning devices at rail crossings, the scenes of hundreds of fatal accidents each year.

Business briefs: Microsoft flouts dominance at show

Business briefs: Microsoft flouts dominance at show
CHICAGO -- The government next week will present its proposed penalties against Microsoft Corp. for violating federal antitrust law, but the giant software company remained unrepentant at the Comdex computer trade show.

Business briefs

Deal will increase holdings

Grill maker goes to Barnwell

Grill maker goes to Barnwell
Ducane Gas Grills Inc. will build a 160,000-square-foot factory in Barnwell, S.C., that will employ up to 200 people next year.

Deal will increase holdings
Morrison Knudsen Corp., the owner of Savannah River Site's contract operator, is acquiring Raytheon Co.'s engineering and construction division in a deal that will more than double its annual revenue.

UGA football ticket lottery gets rid of long lines

Chides writer

Blasts Augusta Sheraton as 'gutless'

Airport high jinx

Says flag belongs at monument

Protesters' message

Supports returning Elian to father

Explains church's parking request

Promotes choice in pension plan

Mocks 'argument' by pro-gunners

Nixes Alaska wildlife refuge drilling

Wonders why we're in Macedonia

Wants religious freedom protected

Blasts WRDW-TV sportscaster

An historic day

Planning can make Easter egg hunt fun for all
It seemed like a good idea at the time. You agreed to hold an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt, so all those kids, big and little, are coming to your house to party. Now, in a moment of pre-party panic, you face worrisome questions.

Diet modifications help with weight loss
George Ball Jr.'s pants fit a little looser these days. That's because the Weight Loss 2000 participant has lost a whopping 25 pounds after being on the Professional Health Control system for only one month.

Crunch time
With bathing-suit season just six weeks away, many people are concentrating on strengthening and toning their abdominal muscles.

In the know
PRICE CHECK: Ever wonder if the prices at your regular grocery store are cheaper or more expensive than those up the street?

In the know
THREE-RING CIRCUS: Get ready for a new wave of hype that promises to rival the hoopla surrounding Star Wars.

Small portions
What wine should you serve for Passover? Royal Wine Co., a U.S. maker and importer of kosher wines, suggests Alfasi Chilean merlot, which it introduced to the U.S. market just last year and which has become one of its three best-sellers for Passover.

Grilled perfection
In the 1980s, we saw the resurrection of the diner. Popular in the '50s, diners were places to hang out, listen to music from a table-side jukebox and munch on burgers and slurp down shakes.

Classic enters final day

Martin wins Top 6 Classic

All-womem bass club make waves at Thurmond

Tewell notches first senior tour win

Disciplined Flyers put Sabres on edge

Devils take 3-0 lead vs. Florida

Avalanche looking to close out series in Phoenix

Player hit with stick before game

Anything can happen on the ice

Down 3-0, Capitals think big

Blues suddenly vulnerable against Sharks

Sabres stay alive with OT win

Lynx notes: Dumont puts end to slump

Lynx say success is not a fluke

Coyotes sold to development group

Lynx tie series vs. Blades

Lindros questionable for playoffs

Judge fits punishment to crime
Last month when Henry Nelson and Jon Driggers pleaded guilty to violating an Alexandria, La., noise ordinance for blaring music from their car stereo, the judge selected a unique punishment.

Bomb threat suspects await charges
AIKEN -- Two Midland Valley High School freshmen were arrested Monday for allegedly threatening to bomb the campus Thursday, the anniversary of last year's massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado. Police will not release the juveniles' names, but the Aiken County Sheriff's Office confirmed during a news conference Tuesday morning that the boys are 14 and 15. They are awaiting charges at the state Juvenile Detention Center in Columbia, where they have been since Monday. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Diet modifications help with weight loss

In the know

In the know

Planning can make Easter egg hunt fun for all

Crunch time

Grilled perfection

Small portions

Media surrounds Aiken school

Across the area: Truck hits, kills 23-month-old girl

Personnel agreement approved
ATLANTA -- Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics employees with 10 or more years of service will be allowed to keep their state benefits when they start working for MCG Health Inc. under an agreement approved Monday by MCG Health's board of directors.

Schools heighten security

Students arrested in threat
AIKEN -- Police have found no hard evidence that two arrested Midland Valley High School students intended to carry out threats to bomb the school Thursday, the anniversary of the deadly shooting rampage at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo.

Motivational speaker encourages minorities

School safety idea upsets board
The duties of Columbia County's newly-created school safety department are taking a turn school board members said they didn't intend.

Official: dam plan no shock

Vigil memorializes slain boy
Anna Hill gingerly sheltered the flame of her tiny candle from the steady breeze Monday night, as she stood among the more than 150 people who had gathered in the courtyard of First Baptist Church of North Augusta.

Braves care about arm, not mouth

Vigil memorializes slain boy

Six charged in lynching of teen

MCG: Early retirement may save $8.8 million
ATLANTA -- Despite higher-than-expected costs, Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics expects to save $8.8 million next year through its early-retirement plan.

Motivational speaker encourages minorities
The unprecedented number of college-educated black professionals needs to work together and use their collective resources to build a better black community, a speaker at a minority student conference said Tuesday.

Building dilemma resurfaces

Building dilemma resurfaces
Augusta Commission will try again today to decide how best to solve overcrowding in the Municipal Building -- a decision that has been hog-tied for years by geography, politics and money.

Correction
A story in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about a man who suffered a heart attack at the Masters Tournament had an error caused by incorrect information provided to The Chronicle.

Across the area: Man convicted of arson attempt
An Augusta man accused of trying to burn down his mother's mobile home while the 74-year-old and her granddaughter were inside was convicted of attempted arson Tuesday.

Across the area: Truck hits, kills 23-month-old girl
A 23-month-old girl died late Sunday after she was hit by a truck in the parking lot of Ryan's Restaurant on Peach Orchard Road.

Bomb threat suspects await charges

Barnes signs $10 million grant

Smith wins GOP nomination for House

GOP vote for seat 83 held today

Dismissal of director rocks airport

Galleria Phase II plan drafted
Members of the Laney-Walker Development Corp. are finalizing their proposal for building Phase II of the Armstrong Galleria.

Speaker condemns U.S. executions

Man tries to escape police custody

Man found dead in home

Galleria Phase II plan drafted

Teens have mixed feelings in wake of school threats

Rape trial under way; suspect faces 8 charges

Android teaches youths safety

Alcohol case goes to court

Proposal regulates city signs

Deadline taxes many people
The dog ate Deborah Spargo's taxes.

Across the area: Man convicted of arson attempt

City council meeting nets lower speed limits
Commuters, watch out: Speed limits along a short stretch of Interstate 20 soon will drop.

Schools heighten security
Monday's bomb threat at an Aiken County high school, timed to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre, has local school and law enforcement officials on alert for the possibility of similar events here.

GOP vote for seat 83 held today
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Republicans must go back to the polls in North Augusta today to decide who will face Dr. Nathaniel Irvin, a Democrat, in the South Carolina House District 83 special election.

Proposal regulates city signs
Augusta commissioners are expected to vote on a proposed new sign ordinance today that would limit most new businesses to one permanent sign, restrict temporary signs and raise sign permitting fees.

Georgia Medical Center Authority signed into law
Augusta is ``uniquely suited'' to tap an underutilized resource for economic development in Georgia -- biomedical technology, Gov. Roy Barnes said Monday.

Man found dead in home
Aiken -- The discovery of the body of an Aiken man in his York Street home early Tuesday night is being investigated as a homicide, police said Tuesday.

School safety idea upsets board

Dismissal of director rocks airport
Like the aftershocks of an earthquake, last week's firing of Augusta Regional Airport Director Al McDill is still being felt around town.

President disappoints pupils

Schools heighten security
Monday's bomb threat at an Aiken County high school, timed to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre, has local school and law enforcement officials on alert for the possibility of similar events here.

National study on health goes to Savannah

Smith wins GOP nomination for House
NORTH AUGUSTA - Don Smith won the right to carry the Republican banner in the special election to fill the South Carolina House District 83 seat left vacant by the resignation of Scott Beck in January.

Victim's mother charged in wreck

Official: dam plan no shock
AIKEN -- The joint proposal by the City of North Augusta and Aiken County to become sponsors of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam should not have been a surprise to Augusta Mayor Bob Young.

Man tries to escape police custody
A Martinez man charged with a series of armed robberies two weeks ago attempted to escape from police Monday.

Some parents fear return to school
LANGLEY -- Classmates and parents have conflicting opinions about the safety of Midland Valley High School after the arrest of two students accused of planning a violent day Thursday.

Judge grants mistrial motion in assault case
A mistrial was declared Tuesday in the trial of an Augusta man accused of terrorizing a woman and her three children.

Six charged in lynching of teen
WILLISTON, S.C. -- Five members of a gang known as the Lincoln Park Crew have been charged with first-degree lynching, police said Tuesday.

Media surrounds Aiken school
Between segments of the Regis and Kathie Lee show Tuesday morning, Atlanta television viewers heard breaking news of an alleged Columbine-like plot on a school in Aiken County.

Pupils honor teacher with run

Speaker condemns U.S. executions
The United States is becoming increasingly isolated as one of the few countries on Earth that put people to death -- especially in its Southern states, according to a prominent, and passionate, opponent of the death penalty.

Alcohol case goes to court
ATLANTA - By not defining vicinity and trade area, an Augusta ordinance controlling alcohol sales is too vague, an attorney for a businessman told the state's highest court Monday.

Teens have mixed feelings in wake of school threats
Area teens who had forgotten about the Columbine High School shooting anniversary got an unpleasant reminder Tuesday with the arrests of two Midland Valley High School students accused of threatening to bomb the school Thursday.

National study on health goes to Savannah
During the next month, Savannah residents will be questioned and tested in the name of science. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey -- a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- randomly selected Chatham County as one of 15 counties nationwide in which to collect data this year.

Campaign begins with fund-raiser

Rape trial under way; suspect faces 8 charges
AIKEN -- An Augusta man charged with breaking into a former neighbor's Aiken apartment and raping her is facing evidence that he left behind his driver's license and social security card in the woman's home after the alleged attack.

Anything can happen on the ice

Victim's mother charged in wreck
GRANITEVILLE -- South Carolina authorities charged an Augusta woman Monday with causing a log truck to overturn, pinning its driver for almost two hours.

Deadline taxes many people

Diversity program begins downtown
If a company wants to achieve true diversity, its racial makeup should only be one part of the equation, said an expert on the topic Monday at the beginning of Time Out for Diversity Week.

Students arrested in threat

Barnes signs $10 million grant
People who have worked with State Sen. Charles Walker often say projects he supports are solid enough to take to the bank.

Judge grants mistrial motion in assault case

President disappoints pupils
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Rachel Allen has heard her parents say the words ``government bureaucracy'' before, but the Merriwether Elementary pupil didn't know what the phrase meant until Monday.

Campaign begins with fund-raiser
Chief Deputy Ronald Strength, head of field operations for the Richmond County Sheriff's Department, gave way Tuesday to Ronnie Strength, candidate for sheriff.

Personnel agreement approved

Android teaches youths safety
Richmond County Sheriff's Department is hoping children will take safety lessons more seriously if they're spoken by an android.

Pupils honor teacher with run
On Monday, as a local doctor prepared to run the Boston Marathon in honor of a comatose teacher, pupils from the teacher's school also ran to support the educator.

Correction

Riley closes in on 1,000 wins

Wesley has 23 in Charlotte win

Bucks beat Magic for playoff spot

Pacers are at the crossroads

Iverson on injured list, should be back for playoffs

Barkley plans dress rehearsal for farewell appearance

Falcons' Reeves happy with draft

Falcons sign 11, including Florida quarterback

Mr. Q.U. Lively Sr.
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Quartus Urbane ``Q.U.'' Lively Sr., 83, of Seven Oaks Road, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Gertrude Price
WARRENVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Gertrude M. Price, 81, of Dewey Street, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Mrs. Edna McKeown
Mrs. Edna Knight McKeown died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Windermere Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Ms. Bessie Jones
NEW YORK - Ms. Bessie Mae Jones, 64, died Friday, April 14, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Cuba O'Bryan
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. - Mrs. Cuba Lean O'Bryan, 72, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Houston Medical Center.

Ms. Barbara Boll
GRACEWOOD - Ms. Barbara Ann Boll, of Myrtle Drive, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Gracewood State School and Hospital.

Mr. Leon Farmer Jr.
WRENS, Ga. - Mr. Leon Jackson Farmer Jr., 80, of Atwell Station Road, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Earline Reid
SARDIS, Ga. - Mrs. Earline M. Reid, of Screven Street Extension, died Friday, April 14, 2000, at Burke County Hospital.

Mrs. Ethel Brooker
AIKEN - Mrs. Ethel Lou Jenkins Brooker, 81, of Perrin Street Northwest, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Allie Crozier
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Allie Mae Mobley Crozier, 92, of Jones-Martin Road, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center, Thomson.

Ms. Eloise Poole
UNION POINT, Ga. - Ms. Eloise E. Poole, 75, of Rhodes Street, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Donna Sauls
AIKEN - Mrs. Donna Spencer Sauls, 52, of Magnolia Street Southeast, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, in Franklin, Tenn.

Mrs. Bashie Bowen
SUMMERTOWN, Ga. - Mrs. Bashie Lee Robinson Bowen, 85, of Georgia Highway 56 North, died Monday, April 17, 2000.

Mrs. Sue Lindsey
INMAN, S.C. - Mrs. Sue Kearsey Lindsey, 55, of Apple Orchard Road, died Friday, April 14, 2000, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Anna Bennett
Mrs. Anna Bell Bennett, 97, of Greene Street, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Westwood Nursing Home.

Mr. John Brown Sr.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Mr. John Edward Brown Sr. died Friday, April 7, 2000.

Mr. Robert Freeman
LANGLEY - Mr. Robert Freeman, 81, of Jones Circle, died Friday, April 14, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. George Green
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Mr. George Woodrow Green, of Solomon Blatt Avenue, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Regional Medical Centers, Orangeburg.

Mr. Wade Albany Sr.
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mr. Wade B. Albany Sr., 80, of Railroad Avenue, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Hannah Servant
Mrs. Hannah P. Servant, 97, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Westwood Convalescent Center.

Mrs. Willie Alexander
AIKEN - Mrs. Willie Mae Alexander, 86, of Sundy Drive, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. S. Avery Morris
THOMSON - Mr. S. Avery Morris, 80, of Whiteoak Road, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Warrenton Rehabilitation Center, Warrenton.

Shenease Johnson
Shenease Nekevia Johnson, 2-year-old daughter of Nathaniel Johnson and Sheri Briggs, of Gebring Road, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center.

Jessica Hensley
Jessica Rose Hensley, infant daughter of Kalani Hensley, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Sylvester Price
COLUMBIA - Mr. Sylvester Theodis Price, 54, of Marion Street, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital.

Ms. Bessie Yonce
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Ms. Bessie Yonce, 93, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Edgefield County Hospital.

Mr. Clyde Williams Jr.
SPRINGFIELD, S.C. - Mr. Clyde McKinley Williams Jr., 75, of Williams Evans Road, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Robert Black
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Robert ``Rex'' Black, 88, of West Martintown Road, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Alterra Sterling House of North Augusta.

Mrs. Margie Dyches
LEESVILLE, S.C. - Mrs. Margie J. Dyches, 74, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Lexington Medical Center.

Mrs. Annie Ross
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Annie Jean Ross, 57, of Lime Street, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at her residence.

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

Mrs. Ethel Brooker

Mr. Leon Farmer Jr.

Mrs. Sue Lindsey

Mrs. Gertrude Price

Mrs. Margie Dyches

Shenease Johnson

Mr. Robert Freeman

Mr. John Brown Sr.

Mrs. Willie Alexander

Ms. Bessie Yonce

Mrs. Hannah Servant

Jessica Hensley

Mr. Sylvester Price

Mrs. Anna Bennett

Mrs. Annie Ross

Mr. S. Avery Morris

Mr. George Green

Mr. Wade Albany Sr.

Mrs. Cuba O'Bryan

Mrs. Edna McKeown

Ms. Barbara Boll

Mrs. Bashie Bowen

Ms. Eloise Poole

Mr. Q.U. Lively Sr.

Mrs. Donna Sauls

Mr. Clyde Williams Jr.

Mrs. Earline Reid

Blasts WRDW-TV sportscaster
Re WRDW-TV sportscaster Paul Davis' interview with Arnold Palmer: How could he be so insensitive? His question was ``How heavy is your heart?'' J. M. Henderson, Augusta

Chides writer
To publish this without some form of correction note is inflammatory. We all (except, apparently, the writer) know that the deputies that we see in stores, clubs, etc., are off duty and being paid by the establishment in question. Barry Doick, Augusta

Discipline disabled
U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., is implementing a promise he made last summer to local educators that he'd introduce legislation to allow schools to have uniform discipline policies for both disabled and non-disabled students who bring weapons to school.

Supports returning Elian to father
I could understand the efforts to keep Elian Gonzales here if his father were not living; but as I stated in January and have believed with all the love and sincerity a parent could have (I am the mother of three), Elian should be returned to his father. Jefiner Jones, Waynesboro

Promotes choice in pension plan
The U.S. Department of Energy and Westinghouse Savannah River Site Co. are in the process of defining ``What is an early retirement incentive package.'' Robert F. Cheatham, North Augusta

Mocks 'argument' by pro-gunners
I am amused by the argument by Second Amendment advocates that it will help defend us in a war against the federal government. They site Federalist Paper No. 46 Michael Ledo, Windsor

Protesters' message
The thousands who rallied to stop the world's financial leaders from meeting in Washington over the weekend weren't nearly as successful as the demonstrations held in Seattle in November.

Nixes Alaska wildlife refuge drilling
I share Robert Smock's concern about sufficient oil for America (letter, April 10). It was obvious he did not know that in the American Southwest, the major oil companies are prepared for an oil embargo and have a huge number of oil producing wells capped for the day that prices get really high or there is an embargo on foreighn oil. Sam Booher, Martinez

Airport high jinx
The Augusta Aviation Commission made a mistake when it fired airport Director Al McGill last week. Instead, mob mentality took over and a competent manager was driven out, leaving the airport adrift at a critical time and setting back our city's progress by years. After all, Bush Field is the city's front door.

Laments firing of airport director
I believe Augusta and Richmond County residents got short-changed when the Augusta Regional Airport Board voted to terminate Bush Field Director Albert McDill's contract. Marilynn Martini, Gloverville

An historic day
First, Gov. Roy Barnes signed over the first $10 million installment of Augusta's three-year, $30 million state-economic development grant. The size and scope of the state grant is unprecedented.

Wonders why we're in Macedonia
Re: the April 14 article about the Skopje, Macedonia, incident in which some American soldiers were involved in an "incident" with some of the populace. James R. Waid, Augusta

Says flag belongs at monument
It appears that South Carolina will finally remove the Confederate battle flag from its Capitol dome, a move that I applaud. Ken Gott, Evans

Blasts Augusta Sheraton as 'gutless'
The action of the Sheraton Augusta Hotel, by taking down all flags, is one that cleary points out it is standing aside until this controversy is resolved. David Titus, Augusta

Wants religious freedom protected
It was heartwarming to read D. Martin's letter, April 8, in support of the morality of non-Christian religions. J. B. Locke, Aiken

Recounts decay of modern society
That which we see in the social character represents the summary of its virtue; it is a consensus of attitude. Revenge is taken on the children for the deeds of their parents. Joseph E. Cook, Martinez

Protests sending Elian to Cuba
The mother of Elian Gonzales was a heroine. She gave her life to save her child from Communist Cuba. McDonald Haynie, Augusta

Explains church's parking request
This letter is in response to an April 4 letter from Paula and Samuel Schwartz. Jim Showman, Augusta

Stevenson: Boycotting isn't the way to remove flag

Roba fades as Ndereba wins closest finish

Dogwood to have two horses in Derby

Kenyans sweep Boston marathon

Overtime: Taylor makes Greensboro Classic field

Lewis considers himself undisputed champion

Baseball and soccer to have more teams in state prep playoffs

Cheating case turned over to Justice Department

Women's World Cup champs committed to WUSA

Marathon to scale back next year

Barnwell stops Wade Hampton in shootout

Overtime: Gamecocks ranked No. 1

Webcams illustrate value of Earth Day
ATLANTA -- Cammunity.com, the Internet's leading webcam network service, will celebrate Earth Day with live, breathtaking images from webcams around the globe.

Computer with secret information missing
WASHINGTON -- An investigation is under way into the disappearance from the State Department of a lap top computer containing classified information, officials disclosed today.

Trauma centers cut car crash deaths
CHICAGO -- Trauma center networks can save the lives of car-crash victims, but only after being in place for at least 10 years, which is how long it takes to work out the kinks in the system, researchers say.

Satellite images of Area 51 are being put on the Web
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The truth is out there -- on the Web. Photos of Area 51, the super-secret Air Force test site in Nevada that has long tantalized UFO and conspiracy buffs and fans of ``The X-Files,'' are being posted on the Internet.

Grants to improve telecommunications for the poor
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- In the shadow of prosperous high-tech businesses, President Clinton today visited a hard-luck neighborhood that has been left out of the digital revolution and left behind by the nation's soaring economy.

Chinese take great leap
It's hiding in the Shennongjia forest, eluding capture with its loping stride and superhuman strength -- marks of its origin as half man, half beast, says Yuan Zhenxin.

Heart transplant patient's long journey ends
BOSTON -- Doctors who performed heart transplant surgery on Danalyn Adams Scharf gave her this incentive while she was recovering: Climb 16 stairs and you can go home.

FDA OKs first new antibiotic type in 35 years
WASHINGTON -- The government approved a vital new weapon in the battle against drug-resistant bacteria today, a drug called Zyvox described as the first entirely new type of antibiotic in 35 years.

Youth serves
`You're not going to get in trouble for raking a yard, but you will for selling stuff you shouldn't be,'' said Constance Gregory, 16, a sophomore at Lucy Laney High School. ``I'd rather be here than stuck in my neighborhood watching people sell drugs.''

Xtreme style
THE FACTS: Rachael Werner, 13, an eighth-grader at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School.

Xtreme style

Xtreme advice: Age should matter in some relationships

Xtreme advice: Age should matter in some relationships
``One of my friends is dating someone who is 19 years old. I told her I'd support her no matter what she does, but I want to know: Does age matter in a relationship?'' - 13-year-old Martinez girl

Mentoring offers teens the gift of sharing
I believe that I am blessed with many gifts. Recently I received a gift that cannot be bought at American Eagle or wrapped in a shiny package.

Youth serves

Trauma centers cut car crash deaths

Chinese take great leap

Computer with secret information missing

Heart transplant patient's long journey ends

Satellite images of Area 51 are being put on the Web

Webcams illustrate value of Earth Day

Grants to improve telecommunications for the poor