Trade to Padres helps former Braves players

Wells topples former team

Braves notebook: Sanders able to take long slump in stride

Cards more homer-happy than ever

Rocker belittles photographer

Braves notes: Outfielder criticizes approach

Cape Fear ends Jackets' streak at 3

Pike splits DH vs. Swainsboro

Lakeside swept by Lowndes

Gooden thriving at home

Piazza making progress

Braves extend win streak

Crocs put hurt on Jackets' pitching

Piazza relieved that wrist injury wasn't worse

Cubs end losing streak

Despite Griffey's presence, Reds struggling from outset

Braves win streak continues

Wells topples former team

Orioles' Surhoff ejected for arguing called third strike

Pack ousts Henry County

Cape Fear ends Jackets' streak at 3

Mets tie team hits record; top Rockies

Astros blank Brewers

Gas pump delivers message

Rumors fly over Cumulus

Business briefs
NEW YORK -- Blue chip stocks fell for a third straight session Friday as investors fretted about rising interest rates, but technology shares continued their recovery and drove the Nasdaq composite index higher.

Augusta's unemployment rate decreases for March

Rumors fly over Cumulus
Cumulus Media Inc., a Milwaukee, Wis.-based broadcast company that has aggressively taken over radio stations in Augusta and other midsize cities, might be vulnerable to an acquisition itself.

Pocket change

Developer plans condos
Deke Copenhaver first fell in love with the Commerce Building's tall windows and striking marble facade when he was a child.

Business briefs

Series E savings bonds reach maturity this year

Overdraft: Account charges spark debate
Some banks will charge you an overdraft fee even though your account balance never falls below zero. How can they do this? By eliminating float time for debit purchases.

Business briefs

Pocket change
Gas prices continue to drop, but relief is still being measured in pennies. It's anyone's guess how long the downward trend will continue.

Augusta's unemployment rate decreases for March
Augusta's unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent in March, down from 4.7 percent, the state Labor Department reported Thursday.

On the move
Connie Sganga of SunTrust Bank has been promoted to assistant vice president.

Series E savings bonds reach maturity this year
Find your safe deposit box key; it may be time to look at those old savings bonds.

Overdraft: Account charges spark debate

Developer plans condos

On the move

Business briefs
Augusta Data Storage, Inc. d/b/a ADSI Moving Systems has received the Green Arrow award as one of the top ten contractors in the Southeast region and is now eligible for the Contractor of the Year award.

Blames removal of God for violence

Defends Aiken Co. schools chairman

Says Native Americans deserve apology

Open mind: Garbage in, garbage out

Energy act laid waste

Serious disease threat

Boy Scouts vs. gays

States case for military pay raise

Energy act laid waste

Urges Miami raid be investigated

Claims low speed limits cause accidents

Offers answer to school question

Calls Sen. McCain 'vindictive' liar

Supports rescue of Elian Gonzalez

NAACP picks wrong venue

Whites may have been first in New World
Scientists generally agree that the first Americans were Asian hunters who wandered across a land bridge that linked Siberia with Alaska 8,000 to 12,000 years ago.

Fort Gordon choir to make first recording
Voices of Faith choir is within a day of making its first CD, and the excitement grows with each passing hour, members say.

Machu Picchu
AGUAS CALIENTES, Peru -- It's the rainy season and lime-green grass shimmers on stone terraces created by the Incas high in the Andes.

Fateful encounter put one-time biker on straighter road
A small man handing out religious tracts at a San Diego Western Union office in 1974 never seemed to notice shaggy-headed Mac Gober's filthy jeans, black biker boots or chains. He just gave him a tract.

Why four Gospels, instead of one or six?
We take it for granted that there are four New Testament Gospels, but consider for a moment: Why four and not just one?

Team stays focused on winning souls, not races
With a hand on the car's wheel, another on each other and their faith in God, a group of Christian men took their hobby and turned it into... Speedway gospel

Garter not appropriate for a prom
Dear Carson: My daughter's senior prom is next week. Apparently it is customary at her school for a girl to give her prom date a garter as a memento of the evening.

Faith digest
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 953 Telfair St., will hold a vigil in observance of Christ's resurrection starting at 11 tonight.

Ye Old Oyster House
BOSTON -- The history of Ye Olde Union Oyster House is as rich as the clam chowder.

Love builds stronger families, friendships
Getting along with those who matter to us can be summed up in one word: love. Not just any type love, but what the Greeks called agape, which is defined for us in 1 Corinthians 13.

Foreign Intrigue
The sofa is from the Philippines. There's a gold, bronze and pewter silk Japanese kimono sash hanging on the wall. A handcarved, wooden bird cage from Hong Kong hangs in the corner.

Sweeps give TV viewers far too many good choices
Open the floodgates -- the May television sweeps period is upon us. It's easy to get lost in the deluge of TV programming during sweeps, that period every three months when networks pull out all the stops to pump up ratings so they can raise ad rates. TV viewers who have endured weeks of reruns suddenly have new shows and specials on every network at once.

Allenby takes one-shot lead after third round

Trio share one-shot lead

Gustafson leads but Webb lurks close behind

Blackburn returns to golf as assistant pro

Golfers falter in final

Nelson leads Bruno's senior tournament

Penguins top Flyers; take 2-0 lead

Lynx season in review

Canada wins, U.S. ties in worlds

Grrrowl dominated Lynx

Down 1-0, Flyers facing first crisis of these playoffs

Avs thriving since Bourque trade

LYNX SEASON IN REVIEW

Future of Wiebe, Lynx uncertain

Season ends for Lynx

Gas pump delivers message
Call them signs of the times. Call them the signs at your basic Georgia gas pump.

Machu Picchu

Foreign Intrigue

Sweeps give TV viewers far too many good choices

Faith digest

Fort Gordon choir to make first recording

Whites may have been first in New World

Why four Gospels, instead of one or six?

Garter not appropriate for a prom

Love builds stronger families, friendships

Fateful encounter put one-time biker on straighter road

Ye Old Oyster House

Plan for CEO on ballots

Arson suspected in office fire
Firefighters suspect arson may have been behind the blaze that charred soul singer James Brown's business headquarters in west Augusta on Friday night.

Area resident receive honors

Parties tout crop of candidates
ATLANTA -- As candidate qualifying for federal, state and local offices ended Friday, Georgia Republicans were confident they had recruited enough quality candidates to give them a shot at taking over at least one chamber in the General Assembly.

Barnes' reforms at issue

Pupils explore forests, facts
DANIELSVILLE, Ga. -- What do you get when you combine seventh-grade pupils, 12 computers, a forester and a trailer? The Georgia Forests Forever mobile classroom.

Memorial stops in Barnwell

Memorial stops in Barnwell
BARNWELL -- Diane Moore hasn't seen her father since she was 11 years old -- when he went to serve in the Vietnam War. Today she will touch his name and honor the sacrifice he made for his country at the Moving Wall at Barnwell County Airport.

Weekly list details road improvements
Although the long-term benefits of road improvements are undeniable, motorists say detours and delays that accompany transportation crews are often a hassle.

Fire hits singer's office
Flames engulfed office space and some music history Friday night when smoke and fire tore through James Brown Enterprises in west Augusta. At about 9:45 p.m., Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department received calls to report smoke billowing from the roof of the singer's office building off Augusta West Parkway.

Scout leadership
Christopher Shipman, 9, a Cub Scout from Troop 49, leads a Boy Scout parade down Broad Street from 13th and Ellis streets to Riverwalk Augusta. The parade kicked off the Boy Scout Show 2000, which took place Saturday along the riverwalk.

City proposes water restrictions
Augusta utilities officials want to break the cycle of summer water problems before they begin. As the season that has become an Augusta tradition of sun-beaten lawns and tempers flaring over water shortages nears, the Utilities Department has proposed that the city use the experience gained from past water shortages and implement water restrictions sooner than later.

Officials: Strip clubs tarnish city's image

Ceremony will honor aviators
Two young brothers reared in a small Tennessee town on the Mississippi River 70 years ago didn't fathom the impact their lives' work would have on the world of aviation.

Grrrowl dominated Lynx

Plan for CEO on ballots
Widening a rift that is forming within Columbia County's Republican party, local party leaders say they'll put two questions about the potential restructuring of the county government on the July 18 ballot, four months before local legislators had planned to present their own questions to voters.

Parties tout crop of candidates

Lake will stay open to public
Fishermen won't be barred from the rear portion of a popular public lake off Lock and Dam Road, but they'll soon have to park in designated areas.

Area resident receive honors
BURNETTOWN -- The 1950s came back to life Friday night as the Midland Valley Chamber of Commerce re-created a bygone era when Elvis was king and bebop was the thing.

Roadway plan leads to conflict
The developers of a new apartment complex going up on Old Evans Road got a shock this week: Their estimated $11.3 million project is in the path of the River Watch Parkway extension.

Officials: Strip clubs tarnish city's image
When serving as hosts to business leaders from out of town, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Chairman Jim West is very conscientious of what side of the organization's building he enters with them.

Across the area
An Augusta man convicted of attempted arson for trying to burn down his mother's home while she was inside received a five-year prison sentence Friday.

Barnes vetoes bill weakening EPD
ATLANTA -- Arguing constitutional grounds, Gov. Roy Barnes on Friday vetoed a bill passed by the General Assembly last month that would have taken away the state Environmental Protection Division's ability to regulate water quality.

Legislator will face opponent
ATLANTA -- Georgia Rep. Robin Williams of Augusta will face a challenge from within the Republican Party in the July 18 primary.

Block party ends week's events
Community Development Week concluded Saturday with a block party for Summerfield East subdivision to celebrate Community Recognition Day.

Program enforcement

Block party ends week's events

Lake will stay open to public

Fire hits singer's office

Scout leadership

Barnes vetoes bill weakening EPD

Across the area: Delta pilots union announces picket

Roadway plan leads to conflict

Moving Wall stirs emotions

Ceremony will honor aviators

Lawmaker minimizes divide in flag debate

Barnes' reforms at issue
ATLANTA -- If Georgia lawmakers thought they had a debate on their hands before passing Gov. Roy Barnes' education-reform bill during the recent legislative session, wait until they get out on the campaign trail this summer and fall.

Educator of the year announced

Program enforcement
Members of the Aiken County Sheriff's Office run their section of the 2000 Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Arson suspected in office fire

Parents oppose loss of P.E. requirement
ATLANTA -- For three hours Friday, a parade of parents, teachers and health advocates complained during a public hearing about a state proposal that would end mandatory physical-education classes for middle schoolers.

Weekly list details road improvements

Across the area: Delta pilots union announces picket
ATLANTA -- Fed up with the pace of contract talks, the pilots union at Delta Air Lines says it will stage an ``informational'' picket Tuesday at airports in Atlanta and other cities.

Sheriff hopeful thinks positively

Lawmaker minimizes divide in flag debate
AIKEN -- Clearwater Democrat Tommy Moore measured progress in South Carolina's Confederate flag debate by marks on a yellow piece of paper, torn from a legal pad.

Heritage Day recalls past of Old South
BEECH ISLAND -- Way off the beaten path, Herman Boland poured hot lead into molds, demonstrating how bullets were made in Colonial days.

Exercise simulates bus wreck
The bright-yellow Columbia County school bus lay on its side as nearly 30 area rescue workers used various power tools to cut open its top.

Moving Wall stirs emotions
BARNWELL, S.C. -- More than 600 people filled an open field at Barnwell County Airport on Saturday as opening ceremonies began for the Moving Wall.

Educator of the year announced
A high school teacher from Richland County was chosen Saturday evening as South Carolina's Teacher of the Year.

Across the area

Parents oppose loss of P.E. requirement

Sheriff hopeful thinks positively
When Leon Garvin was 50 years old, he decided to participate in the Tough Man competition. He had to box another man in three rounds. The match lasted only 30 seconds, with Mr. Garvin knocking out his opponent.

Bucks get homecourt advantage against Pacers

Sonics stay alive in series vs. Utah

Raptors prepare to host Canada's first playoff game

Toronto players criticize coach for distractions

Kukoc sparks Sixers

Smits suspended for Game 3

Heat sweeps Pistons

NBA playoffs at a glance

Pacers take 2-1 lead over Bucks

Suns top Spurs; take 2-1 lead

Phoenix enjoys day in the Sun

Bengals try 'new' approach

Ex-Gator bids for Falcons backup job

Mrs. Naomi Long
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Naomi Youngblood Long, 93, of Buskirk Avenue, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at Roper Hospital North.

Mrs. Katie Neal
NORWOOD, Ga. -- Mrs. Katie Mae Neal, 71, of Jackson Road, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. J. Elmer Reeves
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. J. Elmer Reeves, 90, of Hampton Terrace, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at National HealthCare.

Mr. Henry Holt
Mr. Henry Holt, of Prague Court, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Jesse Maddox
Mr. Jesse Henry Maddox, 80, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Claude Davis Jr.
Mr. Claude E. Davis Jr., 86, of Dogwood Lane, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. LaRue Monroe
Mrs. LaRue Loyd Monroe, 88, of Owens Road, Evans, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Miss Georgia Reid, 102, homemaker, dies
NORTH AUGUSTA - Miss Georgia Estes Reid died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Windermere Health & Rehabilitation Center, Augusta. She was 102.

Mrs. Viola Dawson
Mrs. Viola E. Dawson, 78, of Pinnacle Way, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Chie Bull
Mrs. Chie Arai Bull, 82, of Evans, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Gladys Cuppernell
Mrs. Gladys V. Cuppernell, 81, of University Drive, Evans, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Claude Davis Jr.
Mr. Claude E. Davis Jr., 86, of Dogwood Lane, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Naomi Tutt
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Mrs. Naomi Williams Tutt died Saturday, April 22, 2000.

Mrs. Gertie Walker
ATLANTA -- Mrs. Gertie Walker, 51, of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Ollie Keisler
BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, S.C. - Mrs. Ollie Mae Courtney Keisler, 80, of East Columbia Avenue, died Friday, April 28, 2000.

Mr. Wallace Sexton Jr.
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Mr. Wallace ``Ray'' Sexton Jr., 72, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Willie Walker
Mrs. Willie Irene Walker, 72, of Nixon Road, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at Salem Nursing & Rehab Center of Augusta.

Mr. David McNeil
DECATUR, Ga. -- Mr. David McNeil, 32, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at North Lake Regional Hospital, Atlanta.

Mrs. Annie Lastinger
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Annie Mae Lastinger, 89, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital.

Mr. William Carrick
Mr. William J. Carrick, 80, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Gloria J. Henthorne
Mrs. Gloria J. Henthorne, 71, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Lottie Finch
UNION POINT, Ga. -- Mrs. Lottie Moon Finch, 69, of Woodland Court, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at Greene Point Health Care.

Mr. J. Elmer Reeves
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. J. Elmer Reeves, 90, of Hampton Terrace, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at National Health Care.

Mrs. Blanche Counts
SPRINGFIELD, S.C. -- Mrs. Blanche Jowers Counts, 84, of Samaria Road, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg.

Mr. Johnny Lowery
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Johnny E. Lowery, 42, of Peachtree Street, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. John Wright Sr.
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. John Willie Wright Sr., of Georgia Highway 25 South, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. William Carrick

Mr. David McNeil

Mr. Wallace Sexton Jr.

Mrs. Annie Lastinger

Mrs. Gloria J. Henthorne

Mr. J. Elmer Reeves

Mr. Johnny Lowery

Mrs. Willie Walker

Mrs. Blanche Counts

Mrs. Viola Dawson

Mrs. Naomi Long

Miss Georgia Reid, 102, homemaker, dies

Mrs. Gertie Walker

Mr. Claude Davis Jr.

Mr. Claude Davis Jr.

Mr. John Wright Sr.

Mrs. Naomi Tutt

Mrs. Lottie Finch

Mrs. Chie Bull

Kent: Where does Bush Field go from here?
LIKE A STONE thrown into a pond, the ripple effects of the firing of Bush Field airport Al McDill are widespread.

Sisler: Finally always seems to arrive right on time
FINALLY IS a long time coming.

Sisler: Finally always seems to arrive right on time
FINALLY IS a long time coming.

Boy Scouts vs. gays
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on one of the most significant cases it will decide this term -- whether a state may prevent the Boy Scouts of America from expelling an openly gay scoutmaster.

Defends our free-speech rights
The Chronicle's April 23 guest columnist Hubert van Tuyll is right on point in opposing the expected congressional proposal to exclude flag desecration from the protection of the First Amendment. Matt Alan, Martinez

Says Native Americans deserve apology
I have been watching with interest the unfolding of the drama about the Confederate flag. Sara H. Lieb, Waynesboro

Defends Aiken Co. schools chairman
This is a response to The Chronicle editorial published March 20, entitled ``Let teachers decide.'' I agree teachers should become more politically active in decisions concerning education and the profession of teaching. I strongly disagree that John Bradley, chairman of the Aiken County School District, had anything to do with prohibiting this from happening. Marsha Stark, Aiken

Claims low speed limits cause accidents
As a scientist, I do not believe in infinity -- except when it comes to the stupidity of people, especially politicians. Also I find daily the proof that the two most abundant elements in the universe are hydrogen and human stupidity. Bela Vitez, Aiken, S.C.

Serious disease threat
Just a few years ago there was great optimism that many of the world's infectious diseases would be eradicated. Polio was beat back, tuberculosis was on the retreat and no one had seen a case of bubonic plague in years.

Claims officials ignore public interest
Jack Ginsburg deserves a big thanks for his April 16 letter explaining his opposition to the Aldersgate Church parking lot expansion. His comments should awaken Augustans to the lack of concern exhibited by both local planning commissioners and city commissioners for neighborhood integrity and the environment in general. Virginia B. Adams, Augusta

Kent: Where does Bush Field go from here?
LIKE A STONE thrown into a pond, the ripple effects of the firing of Bush Field airport Al McDill are widespread.

Offers answer to school question
One question may answer your editorially-posed question (editorial, April 20) as to why there's a reluctance on the part of one or more school-level administrators to keep Sheriff Clay Whittle's people out of school investigations: Craig Spinks, Augusta

Energy act laid waste
As expected, President Clinton has unwisely vetoed the Nuclear Waste Policy bill. Even though the measure, which calls for storage of the nation's used nuclear fuel in a safe disposal facility at Yucca Mountain, Nev., enjoyed strong bipartisan support in Congress, there appear to be just enough ``no'' votes to ensure an override bid will fail.

Video poker's last gasp?
The U.S. Supreme Court this week drove what appears to be a stake through the heart of the gambling industry's bid to breathe life back into South Carolina's video poker vampire.

NAACP picks wrong venue
The Augusta NAACP's sense of timing certainly is lacking: Mounting a high-profile request to have Augusta schools take down the state flag just as the school year is starting to draw to a close just doesn't show good judgment.

Wants religious persecution ended
I am a Christian and have been for most of my life. If school prayer is allowed in school, who decides which God the kids are to worship? Kevin G. Burns, Augusta

Energy act laid waste
As expected, President Clinton has unwisely vetoed the Nuclear Waste Policy bill. Even though the measure, which calls for storage of the nation's used nuclear fuel in a safe disposal facility at Yucca Mountain, Nev., enjoyed strong bipartisan support in Congress, there appear to be just enough ``no'' votes to ensure an override bid will fail.

States case for military pay raise
I've read Cindy Williams' article about how military members don't deserve a raise, and she's absolutely right. I'm an E-4 in the U.S. Air Force, proudly serving at Ft. Gordon as a linguist. Jeffrey C. Williams, North Augusta

Blames removal of God for violence
I read daily about violence and disruption in the classroom, along with the government's futile attempt to blame it on lack of gun control. We are lacking as a society, but not in gun control. B. Rutland, North Augusta

Supports rescue of Elian Gonzalez
In spite of The Chronicle's radical right-wing criticism of Attorney General Janet Reno's action in Miami, I am thankful, as are most Americans, for what she did to rescue a 6-year-old boy and reunite him with the only person on the face of the earth who has the God-given right to decide his future: his dad. Paul L. Cook, Augusta

Calls Sen. McCain 'vindictive' liar
U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona has proved that he is a vindictive person. He lost the GOP South Carolina primary to Texas Gov. George W. Bush, even though Mr. McCain lied about our keeping the Confederate battle flag on the Statehouse dome. Faber Hance, North Augusta

Urges Miami raid be investigated
I am sure you are as concerned as any law-abiding American citizen must be when he considers the actions of the Clinton Administration in taking Elian Gonzalez from his relatives' home in Miami. Gene England, Aiken

Shows how Socialism takes over
For those who might not know, let me explain where we as nation are heading and how we will get there. Andy Windham, Wagener

Open mind: Garbage in, garbage out
By definition, one who is ``retarded'' is affected with mental retardation. This term is properly applied to those who have a limited ability to learn and understand. And this is exactly how Ms. Elaine van der Linden applies the word in her April 14 letter to those who disagree with her. She fails to note that many new ideas are not new at all. Richard Hogue, Grovetown

Skinner confident after winning pole position

Overtime: No. 1 Gamecocks edge Georgia

U.S. prepares for Sydney

Determined Carter does it his way

Georgia Tech studies stadium expansion

Holmes keeps middleweight title

South Aiken leads golf tournament

Performing Magic wins Derby Trial Stakes

Augusta Prep runner wins 3200-meter championship

Long pit stop doesn't slow Busch champ

Spaniards advance at home

Aiken enjoys history as training ground

Lakeside advances to state semifinals

U.S. women set 800 relay record

NCAA joins flag boycot

New law ensures gender equity in sports

Overtime: Lewis 5-2 pick to retain title over Grant

Niners open minicamp with questions about Young, Rice

Midland Valley takes boys, girls track titles

Grant suits up for Panthers

Keeping ancient art alive

Fly hatch a marvel of nature

Consumer backlash casts pall on genetically altered spuds
BOISE, Idaho -- One of the nation's largest potato processors is turning away from genetically altered spuds, saying its fast-food customers don't want them in their fryers.

Lyme disease tracking indicates increased case numbers
ATLANTA -- The number of reported cases of Lyme disease increased by 70 percent over a six-year period ending in 1998, the federal government said.

Government asks court to break up Microsoft
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department, seeking a remedy last used to dismember AT&T, asked a court today to split Microsoft into two competing companies to shatter its monopoly over the system that runs most personal computers.

New protein product switches on crops' self-defense
WASHINGTON -- The government has approved a first-of-its-kind protein product that switches on a plant's natural defenses against disease and insects, giving farmers a new alternative to chemical pesticides.

Case urges Internet businesses to consider society
NEW YORK -- America Online chairman Steve Case urged Internet businesses Thursday to look beyond making money to building ``a medium we could be proud of.''

New hope for those with macular degeneration
Suffering from an eye condition that has progressively blotted out his central vision, the 81-year old man sees fuzzy brown blurs where his grandchildren's faces once were.

Are two Microsofts better than one?
SEATTLE -- If one Microsoft is powerful, would two be even more so? Even if the software giant is broken up, its products might continue to dominate the market, even if they come from separate companies.

Microsoft: Proposed remedies go beyond scope of case
SEATTLE -- Reaction from Microsoft's top executives to the government's proposal to split up the company was sometimes blunt.

Feds to require lower-speed air-bag crash tests
WASHINGTON -- The federal government plans to require automakers to use a 25 mph test for air bags, an industry-backed move designed to better protect children and smaller adults, according to published reports today.

Consumer backlash casts pall on genetically altered spuds

New protein product switches on crops' self-defense

Microsoft: Proposed remedies go beyond scope of case

New hope for those with macular degeneration

Feds to require lower-speed air-bag crash tests

Government asks court to break up Microsoft

Lyme disease tracking indicates increased case numbers

Are two Microsofts better than one?