Reed sparkles in Mets' win

Royals' Glass fulfilling lifelong dream to own a team

Clemson's Lynn ready for debut

Realignment is coming

12th-inning HR lifts Braves

Orioles, Tampa Bay washed out again

Yanks record 8th win in row

Braves notes: Jordan to come off disabled list today

Braves care about arm, not mouth

Braves notes: Bullpen still has its share of concerns

McGwire's return still unsure

No. 1 Gamecocks triumph

Lakeside wins region playoff

Expos win despite Cubs' HRs

Glavine leads Braves rout of Phillies

GreenJackets top RedStixx

Harlem takes lead in region series

Schourek blanks Tigers

Anderson enters sanctuary

Meybohm splits sales, service
Agents with the metro area's largest residential real estate brokerage no longer will perform nonsales-related services as part of a new service the company announced Wednesday.

Business briefs: Stocks close lower as indicators fall

Grill maker goes to Barnwell

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.

Meybohm splits sales, service

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.

Business briefs: Stocks close lower as indicators fall
NEW YORK -- Stocks fell Wednesday as investors took some profits from a powerful two-day run and sold shares that failed to live up to high expectations for corporate earnings.

Business briefs: Microsoft flouts dominance at show

Explains church's parking request

An historic day

Chides writer

Super-germs on notice

Says law will protect bondholders

Contends that battle flag isn't racist

Promotes choice in pension plan

Likes S.C. Senate flag compromise

Blasts WRDW-TV sportscaster

Wants religious freedom protected

Says flag belongs at monument

Protesters' message

Wants checks on auto insurers

Aiken Co. 'honor roll'

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.

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.

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
REGIS WANTS YOU: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is seeking contestants for shows being taped in May.

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.

In the hot seat
The Dixie Chicks, the hottest group in country music, have some people hot -- as in steamed -- over their new single, Goodbye Earl.

Capsules
Even after your blood-alcohol level is back below the legal driving limit, your brain still knows that you've been drinking.

Martin wins Top 6 Classic

2001 PGA Tour season opens in Australia

Lindros will miss second round

Sabres stay alive with OT win

Lynx notes: Duce, Andersson scratched

Down 3-0, Capitals think big

Zhitnik suspended for high sticking

Blues suddenly vulnerable against Sharks

Stars seek to close out Oilers

Lynx notes: Dumont puts end to slump

Avalanche looking to close out series in Phoenix

Coyotes sold to development group

Bruins decide to keep coach Pat Burns

Devils take 3-0 lead vs. Florida

Lynx finish off Blades in Game 5

Capitals stay alive with win

Lynx say success is not a fluke

Lindros questionable for playoffs

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

Planning can make Easter egg hunt fun for all

In the know

In the know

In the hot seat

Small portions

Capsules

Grilled perfection

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.

Goodwill fosters new outlook

Official: dam plan no shock

City police seek clues in killing

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.

Youth training camp at area fort studied

Smith wins GOP nomination for House

Hardwood plant will reopen

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.

Fund-raiser to honor student

Building dilemma resurfaces

Release of teens refused

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.

Fund-raiser will aid minority students

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.

Astronaut shares space travels with area students

Commission approves new judicial building
City commissioners voted Wednesday to build a new judicial center somewhere in downtown Augusta, breaking a four-year impasse over how to solve overcrowding at city hall.

HOPE improving student quality

Woman convicted for throwing acid
An Augusta woman was convicted of aggravated assault Wednesday for throwing acid on a man.

Astronaut shares space travels with area students
As astronaut Story Musgrave showed students slides of what it's like to work in space and how the world looks from hundreds of thousands of feet in the air, several Cross Creek High School students were more interested in how the presentation was affecting their lunch hour.

Law enforces stricter penalties on abuse

Hardwood plant will reopen
SAVANNAH -- Ever since Smurfit-Stone Corp.'s Port Wentworth plant shut down in October 1998, former employees heard rumors of new owners and reopening dates.

Android teaches youths safety

Infant dies of injuries
An infant delivered by Caesarean section after an April 6 car crash died Tuesday night at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Across the area: Man convicted of arson attempt

Fund-raiser will aid minority students
Sometimes when they are talking about medical or dental specialties, they can count their members on the fingers of one hand.

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.

Youth training camp at area fort studied
Georgia lawmakers met with National Guard representatives Wednesday to discuss a proposal to bring to Fort Gordon a military training facility for the state's at-risk students.

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.

Pop star to perform at Greenbrier prom
The genie's out of the bottle, and she's headed this way.

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.

Barnes' reforms increase
MACON -- Even as local school officials struggle to understand the sweeping changes in the 180-page education reform bill the Legislature passed last month, Gov. Roy Barnes told administrators Wednesday to get ready for another round of changes next year.

Six charged in lynching of teen

Release of teens refused
AIKEN -- Two boys who allegedly told classmates they would bomb their school and shoot survi-vors of the blast were taken back to juvenile detention in shackles Wednesday after a judge said they posed a danger to the community.

Speaker condemns U.S. executions

City police seek clues in killing
AIKEN -- City police investigators continued to look for clues Wednesday in the fatal shooting of an Aiken man who was found by a friend inside his York Street home the night before.

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.

Across the area: U.S. House speaker to help local GOP

Goodwill fosters new outlook
After 11 years of unemployment, Cheryl Hall wasn't optimistic about re-entering the work force.

Man tries to escape police custody

HOPE improving student quality
ATLANTA -- The University System of Georgia is getting more and better students since the HOPE Scholarship program began in 1993, a system researcher told the Board of Regents on Wednesday.

Media surrounds Aiken school

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.

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.

Woman convicted for throwing acid

McCain recants on flag

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

Teens have mixed feelings in wake of school threats

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.

Commission approves new judicial building

Proposal regulates city signs

Campaign begins with fund-raiser

Students arrested in threat

Galleria Phase II plan drafted

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.

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.

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.

Motivational speaker encourages minorities

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.

Schools heighten security

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

Braves care about arm, not mouth

Law enforces stricter penalties on abuse
AIKEN -- A little boy's wheelchair rolled through Anne Laver's mind for a decade.

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.

McCain recants on flag
COLUMBIA -- U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona now says he lied to South Carolinians about the Confederate flag to get their votes in February's Republican presidential primary.

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.

Rural areas lag behind, study says
SAVANNAH -- There are two Georgias, according to the old political standard -- Atlanta and everywhere else.

Bomb threat suspects await charges

Fund-raiser to honor student
During a school assembly Wednesday, nearly 900 students at Silver Bluff High School stood in reverent silence to honor one of their own and show commitment to fund raising for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Dismissal of director rocks airport

Across the area: U.S. House speaker to help local GOP
U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert will be featured at a breakfast fund-raiser Friday in Augusta for fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood and to aid the local GOP.

Man found dead in home

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.

77-year-old found dead on canal bank
A North Augusta man was found lying dead Wednesday on the bank of Augusta Canal beside the rushing waters at the base of Rae's Creek Aqueduct.

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.

Rural areas lag behind, study says

Barkley plans dress rehearsal for farewell appearance

Barkley makes it official

Wesley has 23 in Charlotte win

Pacers are at the crossroads

Iverson on injured list, should be back for playoffs

Stallions open at home vs. Tomcats

Carruth wants to visit son

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.

Mr. Ora Miller Sr.
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. Ora G. Miller Sr., 81, of Pear Road, died Friday, April 14, 2000, in Statesboro.

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

Mrs. Beatrice Gallop
Mrs. Beatrice W. Gallop died Monday, April 17, 2000, at her residence.

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

Mrs. Vennie Newman
Mrs. Vennie M. Newman, 85, of Brooks Drive, Martinez, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Windermere Health & Rehabilitation Center.

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

Mrs. Willie Oliphant
AIKEN - Mrs. Willie Mae Oliphant, 69, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Pepper Hill Nursing Home.

Mrs. Virginia Turner
BELVEDERE - Mrs. Virginia J. Turner, 72, of Northview Street, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Harold Black
PLANO, Texas - Mr. Harold Jackson Black, 73, of Covinton Lane, died Saturday, April 15, 2000.

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

Bailey Sanders
BARNWELL, S.C. - Bailey Katherine Sanders, infant daughter of Donnie and Christy Sanders, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000.

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

Mr. Harold Collier
VALDOSTA, Ga. - Mr. Harold Eugene Collier, 92, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000.

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.

Mr. Jack Hazel
LUDOWICI, Ga. - Mr. Jack Hazel, 52, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, in Charleston, S.C..

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

Mrs. Joan Raley
MACON, Ga. - Mrs. Joan Good Raley, 61, of Tatershall Court, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

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

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. Bertha Butler
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Bertha Lee Butler, 96, died Friday, April 14, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Helen Walton
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Helen Scott Walton, 97, of Hospital Drive, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Wilkes Health Care Center.

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

Mr. Dorsey Ard
AIKEN - Mr. Dorsey Ard, 78, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

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

Mrs. Audrey Benson
THOMSON - Mrs. Audrey Benson, 85, of Manassas Drive, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home.

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.

Ms. Ophelia Polk
Ms. Ophelia Polk, 68, of Tobacco Road, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at University Hospital.

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

Mr. Byron Broome
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Byron Broome, 60, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000.

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. Victoria Martin
SPARTA, Ga. - Mrs. Victoria Louise Martin, 78, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at Green Acres Nursing Home, Milledgeville.

Mr. Luther Davis
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mr. Luther Davis, 88, of Peachtree Street, died Friday, April 14, 2000.

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

Mrs. Glenda North
Mrs. Glenda Ann North, 59, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mrs. Robbie Brooks
DUBLIN, Ga. - Mrs. Robbie Faye Brooks, 53, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Louise Oakman
NEW ELLENTON - Mrs. Louise Buester Oakman, 80, of Hickory Avenue, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia.

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

Mr. Arthur Ruiz Jr.
Mr. Arthur C. ``Chico'' Ruiz Jr., 47, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Willie Alexander

Ms. Bessie Yonce

Mrs. Gertrude Price

Mrs. Robbie Brooks

Mrs. Edna McKeown

Mrs. Bertha Butler

Mr. Arthur Ruiz Jr.

Mrs. Beatrice Gallop

Shenease Johnson

Mrs. Willie Oliphant

Mrs. Victoria Martin

Mrs. Helen Walton

Mrs. Bashie Bowen

Ms. Ophelia Polk

Mr. Robert Freeman

Mr. Luther Davis

Mr. Jack Hazel

Mr. Harold Collier

Mrs. Annie Ross

Jessica Hensley

Mr. John Brown Sr.

Mr. Harold Black

Jessica Hensley

Mrs. Audrey Benson

Mr. Wade Albany Sr.

Mr. Byron Broome

Mrs. Ethel Brooker

Mrs. Virginia Turner

Mr. Q.U. Lively Sr.

Mrs. Glenda North

Mr. S. Avery Morris

Bailey Sanders

Mr. Dorsey Ard

Mrs. Anna Bennett

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

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

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

Says law will protect bondholders
Your April 9 editorial, ``Anti-free market power play,'' contains both factual errors and misleading statements. Mayor Frank W. Thomas, Jr., Washington, Ga.

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

Likes S.C. Senate flag compromise
There is a lot of squealing going on these days on both sides of the South Carolina Confederate flag compromise. Andy Lowe, New Ellenton

Scolds world for ignoring genocide
``Look at me. Can't you hear my hue and cry? Look at me. I am a part of you.'' Mozambique screams. Milton Graves III, Barnwell

Wants checks on auto insurers
Re Walter Williams April 12 column, ``Monopolistic practices that are evil we need to address'' J. W. Joyce, North Augusta

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

A bonus for census
Georgians, could your county use an extra $10,000 for parks and recreation supplies? Of course, it can. Would any county ever say it doesn't need any more supplies?

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

Aiken Co. 'honor roll'
Imagine: A school system joins historical icons, such as Henry Ford's Model T and the first atomic bomb, at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

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.

Why alter safety plan?
Columbia County School Board members need to ask themselves if it's a good idea to put soon-to-be armed school safety officers in charge of all criminal investigations on school grounds.

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.

Super-germs on notice
A lot has been written about the super-strains of bacteria that have developed over the past few years, those virulent bugs that have become resistant to just about all the antibiotics developed to date. Blame has been placed on the too-liberal use of antibiotics to treat illnesses that would probably go away by themselves.

Gives views on airport, recycling
I travel from Bush Field to airports in towns and cities across the country three or four times each month. When purchasing a ticket, I always ask the fare for leaving both Augusta and Columbia. Kay I. Hays, North Augusta

Contends that battle flag isn't racist
There is a flag flying in South Carolina that is the source of bitterness and contention. This flag has been accused of representing hatred and racism throughout the country, yet this is hardly the truth. Lawrence D. Collins, Ridge Spring

Marathon to scale back next year

Overtime: Taylor makes Greensboro Classic field

Cheating case turned over to Justice Department

Jaguars remain 11th in college golf rankings

No. 1 South Aiken now 12-0 in tennis

Racing facts: Line-X 225

Rudd, Texaco partner with Texaco and N.C. A&T

Petty passes baton to son

Barnwell stops Wade Hampton in shootout

Overtime: Georgia jumps to early lead, tops USC Aiken

Talladega win important for Gordon

Devils win in 2nd OT

Teen almost killed when needle-nosed fish stabs her in neck
BIG PINE KEY, Fla. -- A 17-year-old girl snorkeling for the first time was almost killed when a needle-nosed houndfish jumped out of the water and struck her in the neck.

Rescued sea turtle returns to the Gulf
NAPLES, Fla. -- Cheered on by dozens of beachgoers, a 200-pound adult male loggerhead turtle named Lucky returned to the churning of the Gulf of Mexico after a trip by moving van from a rehabilitation clinic at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

British teachers warn of test stress danger to pupils
LONDON -- Britain's drive to raise education standards is putting children under such pressure that it won't be long before schools report test-induced pupil suicides, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers has warned.

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.

Boy charged with cyber-attacks
MONTREAL -- Canadian authorities today said they've charged a 15-year-old boy with two counts of mischief for his part in cyber-attacks against CNN, Yahoo, Ebay, Amazon, and other Web sites.

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.

Microsoft unveils new handheld computers
SEATTLE -- Look out, Palm. There's a new organizer in town. Software giant Microsoft Corp. and three computer manufacturers are betting millions that their handheld organizer can become a direct challenge to Palm Computing Inc.

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.

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.

Satellite images of Area 51 are being put on the Web

Microsoft unveils new handheld computers

Rescued sea turtle returns to the Gulf

Heart transplant patient's long journey ends

British teachers warn of test stress danger to pupils

Trauma centers cut car crash deaths

Boy charged with cyber-attacks