Owners often neglect vital insurance
Andy Jordan was about to grill hamburgers at home when his alarm company called to inform him his bike shop was on fire.

Man's business is hot property
The day before real estate developer Mike Graybill is scheduled to be interviewed, his assistant calls to confirm the time. Be here at 10, she says.

Local firm Tranter goes global
While many midsized American companies were talking about ``going global'' during the last several years, Augusta-based Tranter Inc. was busy doing it.

Banking takes to the Internet
Less than a year ago, some banks were charging fees for electronic access to accounts; now many are begging their customers to bank electronically by offering special incentives.

New home should have guarantee
Imagine that your new home is a new car. Would you drive it off the lot without a warranty?

Book's merits lost in style, language
This look into the future of urban planning as affected by the personal computer revolution is worth checking out. But there are two things you need to know beforehand.

Lax laws, licensing hamper home buyers
With few state laws governing the home building industry in Georgia, you're essentially on your own. A home might be your biggest investment, but buyer beware.

Briefcase
It's no surprise that workplace violence is the No. 1 security threat to businesses. According to a survey by Pinkerton, a security services company, workplace violence not only topped the list for the second year in a row, it also scored 10 percent higher than last year in importance.

Brannen: Management strategy has rich past
The practice of managing organizations has changed over time and therefore has its own history of development. Organizing a group of people to accomplish a goal predates industrial and business organizations by thousands of years.

Jurgen: Competitive strategy crucial in business
Competition takes place either on the basis of cost, especially for commoditylike products (e.g., gasoline, chemicals, metals, many agricultural products), or, where possible, on the basis of real or imagined product differences (e.g., breakfast cereals, stereospeakers, microbrewed beers).

Markets, technology drive real estate
Staff Writer Frank Witsil sat down with Mike Graybill, president of Graybill & Associates Inc., in his new Lincoln Navigator to discuss commercial development and how the developer uses technology to close a deal.

Doctor restores furniture's healthy glow
Twenty years ago, when Walter Smith was passed over for a promotion at Kimberly Clark, he decided to change careers. He decided to become a doctor -- a furniture doctor.

Officials want funds to finish interstate loop
It took nearly 30 years of planning and construction for Bobby Jones Expressway to reach the Savannah River.

Homebuyers beware
For nearly a half-million bucks you expect things to be done right. Your hot tub ought to work and you should be able to relax in front of a roaring fire.

Hokrein: Package more vital than packaging
There's something about the ions in the air or that just-opened-the-box aroma, but I swear I can smell them.

Homeowner awareness
Check with the building inspection department in your county and become familiar with the codes. Follow your job and get the results of the inspections. Contact inspectors to see how your job is progressing.

Public relations: Art of telling the truth
The Confederate flag has given South Carolina a bad name lately, and the state's public relations people are trying to minimize the damage.

Braves tie win-streak record

Gooden thriving at home

Martinez stays perfect at 5-0

Crocs put hurt on Jackets' pitching

Braves notes: Outfielder criticizes approach

Rocker belittles photographer

Johnson gets sixth victory

Piazza making progress

Braves extend win streak

Wells topples former team

Pike splits DH vs. Swainsboro

Mets tie team hits record; top Rockies

Cards more homer-happy than ever

Pack ousts Henry County

Gamecocks win 20th straight

Wells topples former team

Braves notes: Credit pitching staff for win streak

Despite Griffey's presence, Reds struggling from outset

Piazza relieved that wrist injury wasn't worse

Jackets pound Crocs

Gas pump delivers message

On the move

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.

Local firm Tranter goes global

Overdraft: Account charges spark debate

Pocket change

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

Markets, technology drive real estate

Owners often neglect vital insurance

Homeowner awareness

Public relations: Art of telling the truth

Business briefs

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.

Briefcase

Lax laws, licensing hamper home buyers

Hokrein: Package more vital than packaging

Brannen: Management strategy has rich past

Book's merits lost in style, language

New home should have guarantee

Officials want funds to finish interstate loop

Jurgen: Competitive strategy crucial in business

Homebuyers beware

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.

Banking takes to the Internet

Clemson reserve lineman dies of heart attack

Calls Sen. McCain 'vindictive' liar

Says astronaut article an exaggeration

The good LIFE

Blasts hearings on Miami raid

Says Native Americans deserve apology

Energy act laid waste

Gun firms fight back

Boy Scouts vs. gays

Question publication of Valley cartoon

Claims low speed limits cause accidents

Slams 'distasteful' cartoon

Blasts driver who ran red light

Urges construction of biking path and walkway

Open mind: Garbage in, garbage out

Believes cartoon missed point

NAACP picks wrong venue

Energy act laid waste

Defends Aiken Co. schools chairman

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Allenby gets first PGA Tour victory

Allenby takes one-shot lead after third round

Blackburn returns to golf as assistant pro

Gustafson wins first LPGA event

Golfers falter in final

Canada wins, U.S. ties in worlds

Future of Wiebe, Lynx uncertain

Lynx season in review

Red Wings searching for spark

LYNX SEASON IN REVIEW

Penguins top Flyers; take 2-0 lead

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

Foreign Intrigue

Machu Picchu

Whites may have been first in New World

Ye Old Oyster House

Sweeps give TV viewers far too many good choices

Garter not appropriate for a prom

Barnes' reforms at issue

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.

Holocaust victims get memorial

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.

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.

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.

Aiken students make history
The University of South Carolina Aiken will recognize five students with the honor of summa cum laude when they march with about 300 other graduates Thursday.

Sheriff hopeful thinks positively

'Loop' creates close-knit class

Arson suspected in office fire

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.

Educator of the year announced

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

Lawmaker minimizes divide in flag debate

Officials: Strip clubs tarnish city's image

Blessing of the bikes
Crowds gather around guest speaker the Rev. Mac Gober from Canaan Land Ministries at New Hope Christian Center on Old Belair Road as he leads them in prayer before the Blessing of the Bikes.

Patients honor longtime pediatrician
AIKEN -- When Zelda Clayton's son was hit by a car as a young boy, Dr. Eugene McManus dropped everything and rushed to the emergency room.

Blessing of the bikes

Weekly list details road improvements

Ex-newsman changes medium

Across the area: Governor will veto ticket-scalping bill

Holocaust victims get memorial
The 2-year-old Augusta Jewish Community Center in Evans will get its final touch Tuesday with the dedication of a memorial to the estimated 6 million Jews lost in the Holocaust.

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.

National prayer day touted as 'Pray2K'
Local names will headline the annual National Day of Prayer observances Thursday in Aiken, Augusta and North Augusta.

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.

Cell phone drivers cautioned

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.

Activist, city leader dies at 91

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.

National prayer day touted as 'Pray2K'

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.

Aiken students make history

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.

'Loop' creates close-knit class
There's something to be said for familiar faces.

Activist, city leader dies at 91
As an educator, he fought for equal schools. As a city councilman, he stood for fair representation of minorities in the move to a consolidated government.

Event offers opportunity to cruise canal
Aileene Carter missed a chance to canoe the Augusta Canal last year. So at the 13th Annual Augusta Canal Cruise and Cookout held Sunday at Lake Olmstead Park, the 72-year-old Augusta woman solved that problem

Cell phone drivers cautioned
So many things were stacked against John Harris the day he died that his widow doesn't think it would have made much difference whether he had been talking on a cell phone as he trudged through a tropical storm on Interstate 26.

Across the area: Governor will veto ticket-scalping bill
ATLANTA -- Gov. Roy Barnes said Sunday he will veto legislation that would make ticket scalping legal in Georgia.

Scout leadership

Ex-newsman changes medium
Having stared into a television camera every night for nearly 30 years, Jim Davis has every right to be tired of the spotlight. But he soon may find himself back in it when he makes his artistic debut with a showing of watercolors at First Friday, a local arts showcase.

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

Patients honor longtime pediatrician

Across the area: Delta pilots union announces picket

Moving Wall stirs emotions

Block party ends week's events

Suns top Spurs; take 2-1 lead

Kukoc sparks Sixers

Heat sweeps Pistons

Sonics stay alive in series vs. Utah

Phoenix enjoys day in the Sun

Pacers take 2-1 lead over Bucks

Raptors prepare to host Canada's first playoff game

Knicks sweep Raptors, will face Heat

Bengals try 'new' approach

Video dims linebacker's defense

Ex-Gator bids for Falcons backup job

Mrs. Clauselle Howard
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mrs. Clauselle Griner Howard, 80, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Alberta McTier
Mrs. Alberta McTier, of East Chapman Street, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at Beverly Manor Convalescent Center.

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

Mrs. Helen Boyd
WRENS, Ga. - Mrs. Helen Roberta Stidons Boyd, 59, of Ellis Cemetery Road, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at her residence.

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

Miss Elizabeth Smith
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Miss Elizabeth Eunice Smith, of East McCarty Street, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at her residence.

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

Mr. Raymond Stovall
ELLERSLIE, Ga. - Mr. Raymond Guss Stovall, 68, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at his residence.

Sgt. Victor Corley
WISEBADEN, Germany - Sgt. Victor Lee Corley, 35, of HHC Service Co., died Saturday, April 22, 2000.

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

Mrs. Lillie Hancock
NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. - Mrs. Lillie Mae Hancock, 81, of Colonial Drive, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at Faxton Hospital, Utica.

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

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

Mrs. Sarah Connally
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mrs. Sarah McCorkle Connally, 90, of Quaker Road, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Claude Davis Jr.
Mr. Claude E. Davis Jr., 86, of Dogwood Lane, died Thursday, April 27, 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. John Moyer
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mr. John R. ``Bobby'' Moyer, 63, of Broken Arrow Court, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mr. Robert Ward
Mr. Robert Smith Ward, 86, of Evans, died Sunday, April 30, 2000.

Mrs. Christine Grimes
Mrs. Christine Patten Grimes, 82, of Evans, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Aaron Allen
JONESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Aaron D. Allen, 61, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Portsbridge Hospice, Riverdale.

Mr. Aaron Allen

Mr. J. Elmer Reeves

Mrs. Chie Bull

Mrs. Christine Grimes

Mrs. Viola Dawson

Mr. John Moyer

Mrs. Lillie Hancock

Miss Elizabeth Smith

Mrs. Annie Lastinger

Mrs. Alberta McTier

Mrs. Willie Walker

Mrs. Helen Boyd

Mr. Claude Davis Jr.

Mrs. Clauselle Howard

Mr. Robert Ward

Miss Georgia Reid, 102, homemaker, dies

Law Day is an opportunity to reflect on matters of justice
INSCRIBED ABOVE the judge's bench in the Superior Courtroom in Augusta are the following words: ``Justice is the idea of God, the ideal of man, and the rule of conduct writ in the nature of mankind.'' Likewise, governments and laws are established by mankind to pursue justice, and thus ensure peace and order.

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.

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

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.

Blasts hearings on Miami raid
Janet Reno did a great job getting Elian Gonzalez back to his father. The boy belongs with his father. Both belong back in Cuba. Charles Adams, Hephzibah

Question publication of Valley cartoon
I saw the April 20 cartoon featured in The Chronicle and had to ask, ``Why?'' Why would the South's oldest paper, the one I delivered in the valley as a teen-ager, allow a cartoon that pokes fun at what is a national tragedy?Gordie Leopard Jr., Warrenville

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

Slams 'distasteful' cartoon
The editorial cartoon on April 20 was very superfluous. I am a freshman at Midland Valley High School. If you could have been at school and seen all of the frightened faces, you would not have published it. Stacy Prince, Clearwater

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

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.

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.

Protests softball move to south Augusta
I want to protest the Augusta Recreation Department's decree that all adult league softball will be played at the new Diamond Lakes facility. Stephen Snowberger, 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.

Law Day is an opportunity to reflect on matters of justice
INSCRIBED ABOVE the judge's bench in the Superior Courtroom in Augusta are the following words: ``Justice is the idea of God, the ideal of man, and the rule of conduct writ in the nature of mankind.'' Likewise, governments and laws are established by mankind to pursue justice, and thus ensure peace and order.

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.

Lauds attorney general's decision
I agree with Frank Albert's April 26 letter, ``Praises Reno's decision,'' that seizure was the only option left for restoring Elian Gonzalez to his father. Conducive to the element of surprise, federal agents operate during early morning hours and are armed, as is routine. Laurie Lane, Evans

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

Urges construction of biking path and walkway
Columbia County, in the area along Belair and Stevens Creek roads, has been growing at a very rapid speed. A lot of residential construction is going on there. While the increase in housing is a healthy sign of growth and prosperity, it also means there will be more traffic ... A good number of residents in this neighborhood like to jog and bicycle along Evans to Locks Road to Savannah Rapids, an excellent outdoor facility at the Savannah River. Iqbal Khan, Martinez

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

Gun firms fight back
Eight gun manufacturers filed a lawsuit against 16 cities, including Atlanta, to stop them from buying guns for their law enforcement agencies from companies that agreed to stringent federal regulations favored by the White House. The plaintiffs rightly argue that only Congress -- not city and state officials -- has the right to impose regulations of the sale of firearms.

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

Credit due
After seven years of listening to advisory boards, updating curricula, and undergoing lengthy, excruciating scrutiny, the University of South Carolina-Aiken's School of Business has made it into an elite circle.

Blasts driver who ran red light
My heart goes out to the Keys family and friends who recently lost a wife, mother, teacher, friend, and now they have lost a son and brother. Julie A. Roberts, North Augusta

The good LIFE
South Carolina educators are troubled at a study showing that two out of five LIFE scholarship recipients have failed to maintain the minimum ``B'' average to stay in the program.

Supports cartoon on school violence
In reference to all the letters slamming Rick McKee for his editorial cartoon on school violence (especially April Barton's), remember that an editorial cartoon is not necessarily meant to be funny.Jon Majerus, Edgefield

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.

Believes cartoon missed point
The Chronicle editorial cartoonist Rick McKee and the rest of the collective media world must have missed out on the point of the whole Midland Valley incident. Rather than compare it to the tragedy of Columbine, the media should commend the powers that be that this tragedy was averted. Johnathan Richards, Langley

Says astronaut article an exaggeration
I am a senior at Cross Creek High School and I do not appreciate the exaggeration regarding the astronaut's visit to our school. I was present at the assembly and enjoyed it very much, as did many of our ``spoiled brats.''Shenequa Johnson, Augusta

Easy come, easy go for Mayfield

Aiken enjoys history as training ground

Midland Valley takes boys, girls track titles

Determined Carter does it his way

Holmes keeps middleweight title

New law ensures gender equity in sports

U.S. women set 800 relay record

What's in a horse's name?

Trippi a Derby hopeful

Long pit stop doesn't slow Busch champ

Performing Magic wins Derby Trial Stakes

U.S. prepares for Sydney

Overtime: No. 1 Gamecocks edge Georgia

Fly hatch a marvel of nature

Keeping ancient art alive

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.

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.

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.

Being active may keep diabetics alive longer
WASHINGTON -- Staying active increases the chances that a person with diabetes will stay alive, a study finds.

Cancer-causing particles from plastic wrap seep into food
CONWAY, Ark. -- Claire Nelson was in the seventh grade when the thought occurred to her: Can cancer-causing particles seep into food covered with household plastic wrap while it is being microwaved?

Smelling the Internet
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- First came scratch and sniff marketing. So is it any wonder that in this era of regular technology upgrades, Ellwood Ivey Jr. wants you to click and smell or, if you're so inclined, click and taste.

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.

Being active may keep diabetics alive longer

Consumer backlash casts pall on genetically altered spuds

Microsoft: Proposed remedies go beyond scope of case

New protein product switches on crops' self-defense

Are two Microsofts better than one?

Smelling the Internet

Cancer-causing particles from plastic wrap seep into food