Greenbrier advances as Key hurls gem

Devil Rays outscore Angels in 10 innings

Braves notebook: Sanders in search of stroke

Jackets defeated by Columbus

McGlinchy's injury helps Chen

Gonzalez denies saying he'll leave Tigers

Dodgers' bats clobber Reds

Baseball Today

South Aiken lifted by consistant play

Braves notebook: Burkett ready for season's first start

Chen lowers ERA to 1.29

Riccobono outduels Ashville ace Tsao

Braves pound Pirates

Find your traits, fate in foliage

On the move
Jim Couture has recently been appointed to the direct account executive position at Southern LINC.

Business briefs
Winn Dixie, which ranks 10th in sales among food retailers, expects to publicly announce in about two weeks the 114 of its 1,189 stores that will be closing, spokesman Mickey Clerc said. But speculation among stock analysts is that a lot of the closures may come from the Atlanta, Tampa and Louisville divisions, which are struggling to retain market share against other chains.

Tokyo stocks plunge
TOKYO -- The benchmark 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average plunged 3.7 percent today, and traders said the fall was related to next week's planned change in the stocks making up the index.

Business briefs

Banks vie for estate accounts
Financial institutions have fought to get our checking accounts, our loans and even our investment dollars. The next big battle will be over what's left when we die.

Tokyo stocks plunge

Weekly gas update

Pocket change

Weekly gas update
here is a listing of local unleaded gas prices.

Pocket change
CHECK FRAUD: This is all it takes to steal large amounts of money from you: a color printer, a laptop and a scanner. The ability to alter, forge and replicate authentic-looking checks is easier than ever because of technological advances.

Reminds readers of Renaissance deal

Takes issue with airport editorial

Commends Harbin for leadership

Reminds readers of slavery history

Lax security peril

Attacks editorial, defends Wilheli

Recounts nightmare at air show

A good sign ordinance

Editorial cartoon: A tradition with a mission

That judicial center

Earth Day progress

Notes that prom gowns look 'slutty'

Wants peace on Sunday mornings

Promotes private preschool

Claims Reno promotes Communism

Traveling in Yemen is worth the hazards
MARIB, Yemen -- Yemenis say the Louvre Museum in Paris is OK, but they don't consider its cold relics a match for the vibrant, living museum that is their country.

Salvation Army battles poverty, spiritual and material
The first night he bunked at the Salvation Army on Greene Street, William Carpenter struggled with his future. Could he make it in Las Vegas again?

Up with the Son
A youth drama team will interpret the black American spiritual Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? during one of the Augusta-area Easter sunrise services Sunday.

In the know
A GIFT FOR MOM: Hey kids, Mother's Day is just three weeks away. Do you know what you're getting for your mom? If the piggy bank is empty, consider entering our Mom for a Day contest.

Invitation for help with gift is tacky
Dear Carson: The following invitation was sent to people in our gated community of very affluent residents.

Twinkie tradition
It has delighted children of all ages, been a staple in lunchboxes and been hawked by superheroes. Its name has been appropriated as a description for gorgeous airheads and reclaimed by some fans of the boy-band Hanson who call themselves Twinkies, perhaps based on the band's love of the snack cake.

We still have need for Jesus
We began Holy Week last Sunday on a high note of celebration as we re-enacted and remembered the way in which Jesus entered Jerusalem.

Tour features homes of Augusta architect
When Marian and Stephen Conger removed a 19th-century piece of black Wedgwood from its frame and mounted the ceramic plaque on the fireplace in their Walton Way home, they knew they had found the place for it.

Faith Digest
Vision and hearing tests, screenings and health tips will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Second Baptist Christian Preparatory School, 353 Laurens St., Aiken.

Sexton's custom guitars
In a small workshop behind his Barnwell, S.C. home, Brent Sexton carefully presses hard, black ebony to the grinding wheel, sending a plume of volcanic ash-black dust into the air.

Imperial Theatre campaign to solicit memories as well as money
Ask Greg Goodwin, executive director of the Imperial Theatre, what the seating capacity is in the historic downtown venue and he'll probably tell you it varies.

Comet craters spark Carolina investigation
Explorers pushing into the Carolina back country in Colonial times were intrigued by the thousands of strange, oval-shaped depressions in the landscape, ranging in size from a few feet across to almost two miles in diameter.

South Aiken leads Wyatt

`Killer' and `Creamy Jr.' beat 17 million-to-one odds

Yasui leads at Nasu Ogawa Ladies

Sutton pulls away on windy day

Fleisher, Nelson share Las Vegas lead

Tewell, Murphy share Las Vegas lead

Sutton remains leader in Greensboro

Penguins advance in playoffs

Blues stay alive

Devils wait for winner of Ottawa-Toronto Series.

Sabres' summer challenges include re-signing Peca

Lynx's power play crucial in run

Find your traits, fate in foliage
Suspicious of astrology? Well, maybe you've been barking up the wrong branch of mankind's long attempt to determine human predictability.

Invitation for help with gift is tacky

We still have need for Jesus

Sexton's custom guitars

Comet craters spark Carolina investigation

In the know

Imperial Theatre campaign to solicit memories as well as money

Salvation Army battles poverty, spiritual and material

Twinkie tradition

Faith Digest

Tour features homes of Augusta architect

Inmate's appeal denied

Happy Easter

Democratic Party decides delegates
Saturday was a family event and a lesson in the democratic process for Asher Rivner. The political science junior from University of Georgia was elected by fellow Democrats as an alternate to go to the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles in August.

Spring training
With her oversized helmet and pink protective gear, 3-year-old Hunter Christian got a little help from her mother, Terri, as she attempted to roller skate for the first time. The pair were at Virginia Acres on Friday.

Spending record set in session

Group donates smoke detectors
An Augusta organization soon will help less fortunate Georgians protect themselves from house fires.

Democrats to meet for state caucuses

Plan calls for house numbers
Columbia County residents beware: If you don't post address numbers on your mailbox you could face a $1,000 fine and 60 days in jail under a proposed ordinance.

New sport makes first impression

Police search nets suspect's surrender
A 21-year-old Martinez resident who police say shot a man in the leg surrendered to authorities Friday afternoon.

Visitors swamp Phinizy park

Report: Sludge programs weak
Programs to ensure that sewage sludge from cities like Augusta is properly disposed of are inadequate to protect health and the environment, according to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report.

University tapped with designation
After seven years, Dr. Niren Vyas, head of the University of South Carolina Aiken School of Business Administration, can breathe a sigh of relief.

Students to dictate their class line-ups
Before this school year is even over, high school administrators in Columbia County are looking for ways to offer the classes students most want next year.

Port work subsidies will pay off
SAVANNAH -- Transportation expert Stephen Rutner says money spent on improving Savannah's port end up flowing directly into the wallets of local merchants, employees and tax coffers.

Speaker of the House supports Norwood
More than 300 supporters of U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood gathered for breakfast at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta on Friday and got a taste of the political workings on Capitol Hill from Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert.

Honoring the dead
Cary Jones (from left), Nick De Laigle and Clifford Thomas marched down Broad Street to Magnolia Cemetery with about 20 others Saturday in observance of Confederate Memorial Day.

Tax office to levy on unpaid accounts

Visitors swamp Phinizy park
Anita Wylds helps Garrett Vaughan with a dip net as they collect aquatic insects during Saturday's Earth Day activities at the park.

Knowing rules of arena football key to success

Early Easter
Dashawn Benjamin, 2, reaches for a candy egg during Saturday's Easter egg hunt at Lake Olmstead Park in Augusta.

Augusta welcomes Stallions
They were determined to set tradition the right way. Under the cover of barbecue smoke, Joe Corbitt and his crew of fellow fans had their grills set up in the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center parking lot several hours before the Augusta Stallions first-ever home opener Friday night.

The best things in life are free

Inmate's appeal denied
A former Augusta resident moved another step closer to execution this week when a federal appeals court denied his latest appeal.

Port work subsidies will pay off

City's historic buildings get protection
SAVANNAH -- Dozens of historic buildings that dot Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and nearby streets don't look any different today than they did yesterday. But 44 sites won a battle against time Thursday.

Speaker of the House supports Norwood

Democrats to meet for state caucuses
ATLANTA -- Georgia Democrats will be well on their way toward assembling a slate of delegates to attend the party's national convention this summer after a series of caucuses today across the state.

City's historic buildings get protection

Spending record set in session
ATLANTA -- The Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce was the top spender in a record year for lobbyist spending during the recently concluded 2000 General Assembly session.

Easter festival gives children colorful holiday

Tax office to levy on unpaid accounts
After letting delinquent taxpayers slide for two years, Richmond County tax collectors are moving to sell several pieces of property -- including Regency Mall -- on the courthouse steps in June.

Tax system still not working
After three years, countless overtime hours and more than $1.3 million of taxpayers' money, the city of Augusta still does not have a tax record system that works.

Prayerful thought

Week gives glimpse of HUD help

Planners approve school proposal
Taking advice from their attorney, Aiken County planners have approved a proposed private school that nearby property owners bitterly opposed.

Across the area
Authorities suspect that a man accused of running over his niece in her driveway, then leaving the scene, might have been intoxicated at the time.

Prayerful thought
Wesley Lott from Greenville, Tenn., stands in prayer at the start of a Good Friday ``Cross Walk,'' sponsored by several churches in south Augusta. The walk started at Ascension Lutheran Church on Wells Drive in south Augusta.

Easter festival gives children colorful holiday
Andres Rodriguez and his son Andres Jr. were running errands Saturday when they passed the H. Odell Weeks soccer field. A few minutes later, father and son were walking hand in hand toward an Easter egg hunt and fair rides.

Census return rates
Initial response rates, by South Carolina counties, to census questionnaires sent earlier this year.

Week gives glimpse of HUD help
The Augusta-Richmond County Housing and Neighborhood Development Department will hold a weeklong program, starting Monday, to inform the public how tax dollars for community projects are spent.

Across the area
A physical therapist accused of bilking outpatient rehabilitation companies while treating nursing home residents in Augusta and Statesboro pleaded guilty to making false statements Thursday in U.S. District Court.

Happy Easter
Madeline Rivers makes adjustments to the display of Easter lillies in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church in Augusta.

Augusta welcomes Stallions

Honoring the dead

Spring training

Tax system still not working

Students to dictate their class line-ups

Early Easter

University tapped with designation

Across the area

Stallions win home opener

Report: Sludge programs weak

Census return rates

New sport makes first impression

Police search nets suspect's surrender

Hometown heroes Brandon, Stoudamire square off

Spurs' Duncan will miss first playoff game

Suns top Spurs

Is There Any Team Capable of Challenging the Lakers?

Respect for Carter won't necessarily mean a light touch

Malone unstoppable as Jazz beat Seattle

Mrs. Marian Undertilo
AIKEN -- Mrs. Marian Undertilo, 83, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Pepperhill Nursing Center.

Mrs. Jeanette Hampton
THOMSON -- Mrs. Jeanette Wilcher Hampton, 66, of Scott Drive, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. James Wilhelm
LANGLEY -- Mr. James A. Wilhelm, 57, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Annie Bailey
Mrs. Annie Jewel Bailey, 75, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Edna Johnson
PEEBLES, Ohio -- Mrs. Edna Johnson, 86, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati.

Mr. Matthew Metheney
Mr. Matthew Dean Metheney, of Silver Maple Court, Martinez, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Elijah McCloud
KINSTON, N.C. -- Mr. Elijah ``Precious'' McCloud, of Scott Dougherty Circle, died Thursday, April 20, 2000.

Mr. LeVaughn Jenkins Jr.
READING, Pa. - Mr. LeVaughn Jenkins Jr., 25, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at Reading Hospital.

Mrs. Sharon Noegel
Mrs. Sharon T. Noegel, 50, of Appling, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Alene Yeagle
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mrs. Alene Baldwin Yeagle, 79, died Friday, April 21, 2000.

Mr. John Davis
THOMSON - Mr. John Robert Davis, 85, of Davis Circle Southeast, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Curtis Peel
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. Curtis Randolph Peel, 63, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Statesboro Nursing Home, Statesboro.

Mr. Thomas Hathcock
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Thomas Wade ``Tom'' Hathcock, 89, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Annie Horton
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Annie Mae Kelly Horton, 83, of 12th Street, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at Old Capital Inn Convalescent and Nursing Home, Louisville.

Mrs. Betty Dittman
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Mrs. Betty H. Dittman, 71, of South Palmetto Avenue, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. James Anderson
INDIANAPOLIS - Mr. James William Anderson, 47, died Friday, April 21, 2000.

Charles Beggs III
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Charles McGill Beggs III, infant son of Charles M. and Leigh Drew Beggs Jr., died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Doris Brodie
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mrs. Doris Brunson Brodie, 74, of Jefferson Drive, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. John Gattis
Mr. John Emmett Gattis, 82, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Thomas Frazier
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Thomas William ``Bubba'' Frazier, 78, of Plank Road, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

The Rev. Otis Cooper
AIKEN -- The Rev. Otis Stephen Cooper, 75, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Wilma Etterle
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Wilma Dee Etterle, 62, of Story Mill Road, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Ellis Webb
ADRIAN, Ga. -- Mr. Ellis Webb, 65, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Carl Vinson Medical Center, Dublin.

Mr. Andrew Harley
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Andrew Walden Harley, 87, of East Avenue, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. James Jennings
Mr. James Tillman Jennings, 99, of Scott Road, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Leo Oscar
Mr. Leo Oscar, 84, of The Pass, Martinez, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Leon Johnson
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- Mr. Leon Johnson, 43, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Eustace Walters
Mr. Eustace A. Walters, of East Bulla Street, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Wattie Branch
Mr. Wattie C. Branch, 72, of Goldfinch Road, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon.

Mr. Denzil Gilpin
MOULTRIE, Ga. - Mr. Denzil Furman Gilpin, of Fourth Street Southwest, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Alvin Lewis Sr.
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Alvin Lewis Sr., 73, of Clair Road, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Nettie Smith
Mrs. Nettie M. Smith, of Bellemeade Drive, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

The Rev. Elijah Mackey
WARRENVILLE -- The Rev. Elijah Mackey, 87, of Mackey Court, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Ned Usry
THOMSON - Mr. Ned Usry, 81, of Wire Road, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Thomson Manor.

Mr. Henry Berry
Mr. Henry Richard Berry, 61, of Leeds Court, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, in Greensboro, N.C.

Mr. Earl Collins
Mr. Earl R. Collins, 74, of Martinez, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Julia Elton
OCONEE, Ga. -- Mrs. Julia Cox Elton, 96, of Tennille-Oconee Road, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at Toomsboro Nursing Home.

Tyler Smith
Tyler Jacob Smith, infant son of Jimmy and Alicia Smith, of Augusta, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Jutta Berry
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mrs. Jutta Mae Williamson Berry, 71, of U.S. Highway 25 North, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Edwin Roberts
HEPHZIBAH - Mr. Edwin L. Roberts, 79, of Cedar Valley Farm, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Wilbur Noe Jr.
BARNWELL, S.C. -- Mr. Wilbur Beverly Noe Jr., 74, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Barnwell County Hospital.

Mr. Everton Chambers
ATHENS, Ga. - Mr. Everton Chambers, 42, of Willow Street, died Thursday, April 20, 2000.

David Walpole
AIKEN -- Mr. David Walpole, 45, of Woods Bend, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Ellis Webb

Mr. Curtis Peel

Mr. Ned Usry

Mrs. Doris Brodie

Mrs. Sharon Noegel

Mr. Matthew Metheney

Mr. Thomas Frazier

Mr. John Gattis

Mr. James Jennings

Mr. Wilbur Noe Jr.

Mr. Andrew Harley

Mrs. Jutta Berry

Mr. Edwin Roberts

Mrs. Marian Undertilo

Mr. Leo Oscar

Charles Beggs III

Mrs. Alene Yeagle

Mr. Elijah McCloud

Mr. LeVaughn Jenkins Jr.

Mrs. Jeanette Hampton

Mr. Denzil Gilpin

Mr. Leon Johnson

Mr. John Davis

David Walpole

Mrs. Wilma Etterle

Mrs. Annie Bailey

Mrs. Annie Horton

Mr. Earl Collins

The Rev. Elijah Mackey

Mr. Wattie Branch

Mr. Everton Chambers

Mr. James Wilhelm

Kent: Political horse races; memo to a friend
THE OFFICIAL primary candidate qualifying period is a rite of spring in Georgia. It starts tomorrow, and the horses are beginning to line up at the starting gate.

Flag amendment would erode our freedom
``ETERNAL VIGILANCE,'' we were taught during the Cold War, ``is the price of freedom.''

Commends Harbin for leadership
I want to commend State Rep. Ben Harbin, R-Evans, for the leadership he has shown in bringing a technical college to Columbia County. Jim Finger, Evans

Reminds readers of Renaissance deal
Am I the only one who remembers the Renaissance scandal in Columbia County? Bonnie Jordan, Martinez

That judicial center
The Augusta Commission's 8-2 vote last week to build a new judicial center downtown and to renovate the Municipal Building for administrative offices is perhaps the most important, and best, decision it has made since the city and county consolidated in 1996.

Earth Day progress
The nation's 30th annual Earth Day is not going unacknowledged in Augusta. It will be celebrated in exhibitions, competitions, entertainment, food and other family fun events, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, marking the historic opening of the 1,100-acre, ecologically diverse Phinizy Swamp Nature Park to the general public.

Reiterates why gun rights still matter
I am glad the Second Amendment amuses Michael Ledo, (letter, April 18). He does not realize the importance of our right to bear arms and obviously does not know his history very well. Doug Hemingway, Augusta

Attacks editorial, defends Wilheli
As a staunch conservative, I often find myself in agreement with the editorial staff of this paper. David Hogan, Augusta

Supports operation of lock and dam
I am thrilled by the April 12 announcement that South Carolina government and industries are willing to step forward and take responsibility for the long-term continued operation of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam facility. Rose Abee, Jackson

Wants peace on Sunday mornings
I'm not a Methodist. I am simply an avid reader of the Gospels. This I know: Two of the most inconsiderate and unchristian acts are the parking on both sides of the street on Sunday morning and the ringing of bells at uncivilized hours. Tom Zwemer, Augusta

Lax security peril
Lax security has been a problem throughout President Clinton's administration.

Claims Reno promotes Communism
Another master blunder is in full swing by Attorney General Janet Reno. This woman refuses to rest until she gains control in every area of our lives, whether promoting child pornography, hindering investigations involving illegal money from China or road blocking President Bill Clinton. Kim D. Burson, Williston

Tired of bad attitude from Big Apple
I was appalled when I read that the New York fans were planning to throw batteries at John Rocker when he pitches there. Arlene Candy, Augusta

Reminds readers of slavery history
With all the controversy about the Confederate flag flying over the Statehouse in South Carolina, I decided to re-read The Leading Facts of American Historyby D. H. Montgomery, first published in 1891. P.A. Goad, North Augusta

Chides Democrats for Cuba policies
It doesn't surprise me that Communist sympathizers like President Bill Clinton, Attorney General Janet Reno and Vice President Al Gore would want Elian to go back to Cuba. Wayne Roberts, North Augusta

Promotes private preschool
In the article in The Chronicle on April 12 regarding the lottery funded Pre-K program I feel the private sector was very unfairly represented. Debi Blankenbeckler, Augusta

Flag amendment would erode our freedom
``ETERNAL VIGILANCE,'' we were taught during the Cold War, ``is the price of freedom.''

Takes issue with airport editorial
In response to the April 18 editorial ``Airport high jinx'' I would like to share a few comments. I take issue with the negative tone of the statement made about ``mob mentality taking over.'' W. Rodger Giles, Augusta

Kent: Political horse races; memo to a friend
THE OFFICIAL primary candidate qualifying period is a rite of spring in Georgia. It starts tomorrow, and the horses are beginning to line up at the starting gate.

Editorial cartoon: A tradition with a mission
A newspaper's editorial page is the place for ideas and opinions on issues of the day. One of its historic features over the past 200 years is the editorial cartoon. The Chronicle's editorial page is no different.

A good sign ordinance
Augusta's sign provisions have been falling into patchwork of disarray for the past few years and it shows on our streets, with visual clutter making some areas look downright tacky. Signs of all types and sizes are plastered every-which-way on some establishments, which leads to visual blight.

Recounts nightmare at air show
In response to the April 12 letter sent by Donna Nail, ``Blasts closed gate during emergency,'' I also experienced the same type of emergency with my 8-year-old son. He wanted to leave the Skyfest 2000 air show shortly after it started because he said he was tired. Nancy Hart, Aiken

Notes that prom gowns look 'slutty'
I just wish to comment about the gowns I saw modeled in the April paper for the prom. Erline LaGrone, North Augusta

Sisler: Reflect on memory - and Easter
IT WAS ONE OF those memories which springs to mind for no apparent reason. I was lured in by a newspaper article entitled, "Twins are making money on the Internet." My twin sons Michael and Matthew surf the Net, so it was a natural attraction. Jason and Matthew Olim, the story said, started an Internet business which sells compact disks. Annual sales were good, and a profit was expected soon.

A hopeful message
Most Americans profess a strong belief in God, and the majority of us call ourselves Christians. For followers of Christ, Easter is the most important spiritual observance of all.

Drivers growing wary of Silverstone course

Francis Marion sweeps Jags

Holiday prompts memories

Dismore takes pole for Vegas Indy 300

Hoffa's standards higher than merely getting a win

Panthers sweep Westside Macon

Endangered birds call Fort Gordon home

Overtime

Earning NASCAR ride takes more than ability

NCAA certifies two new bowl games

Young driver attracts attention

The best things in life are free

Georgia Southern blanks Blues

Pierce, Sanchez-Vicario advance to semifinals

Fish-killing virus spreads to area

Holiday prompts memories

Fish-killing virus spreads to area

Endangered birds call Fort Gordon home

Switch to bottled water makes fluoride an issue again
For Chris Bearg and Sharon Alberg, their infant son Jack's two new teeth were a time to reflect on yet another childhood milestone.

Letter from South African president escalates controversy
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- In a letter to world leaders published Wednesday, President Thabo Mbeki compared the criticism of his AIDS policies to the censorship of political ideas under apartheid.

A mother opts for pre-birth surgery
PHILADELPHIA -- Giovanna Capuano's child was one of about 2,000 infants born with spina bifida in the United States each year.

Search for life in outer space gets boost
LAFAYETTE, Calif. -- With a whir of electric motors, seven satellite dishes swung as one Wednesday, pointing blindly into space in the first demonstration of technology scientists hope will let them eavesdrop on intelligent civilizations thousands of light-years in space.

Critics assail RJR's plans to test-market reduced-smoke cigarette
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco's claims that its reduced-smoke cigarette is safer than other cigarettes is being met with some skepticism.

Bristol-Myers delays launch of highly touted blood pressure pill
NEW YORK -- Bristol-Myers Squibb has withdrawn its application for federal approval of a highly touted blood pressure medication that was expected to be the industry's next blockbuster.

Come into my web, said the scientist to the bee
In his laboratory at Ohio State University, Todd Blackledge has a coterie of trained honeybees. No insect circus here; these bees are serving science.

Discovery suggests dinosaurs were warm blooded
WASHINGTON -- A modern medical X-ray of a dinosaur fossil named Willo suggests the extinct animal may have had a four-chambered heart typical of warm-blooded animals instead of the simpler heart of cold-blooded reptiles.

Long-dead boy identified as Louis XVII
PARIS -- Scientists have cracked one of France's most enduring mysteries, saying an ailing boy who died in a Paris prison more than 200 years ago was the son of King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette and heir to the French throne.

A computer notebook dilemma
I'm in the midst of a dilemma. Is it better to have used a notebook computer as a desktop replacement than to never have used a computer at all?

Switch to bottled water makes fluoride an issue again

Search for life in outer space gets boost

A computer notebook dilemma

A mother opts for pre-birth surgery

Long-dead boy identified as Louis XVII

Letter from South African president escalates controversy

Discovery suggests dinosaurs were warm blooded

Critics assail RJR's plans to test-market reduced-smoke cigarette

Come into my web, said the scientist to the bee

Bristol-Myers delays launch of highly touted blood pressure pill