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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Swainsboro advances in AA playoffs

Pedro doesn't expect suspension

Gamecocks win 20th straight

Braves notes: Remlinger would be happy to let others take bullpen call

Jackets pound Crocs

Cubs' Woods back to work on Houston

Martinez stays perfect at 5-0

Blue Jays top White Sox

Braves win 14th straight; set record

Johnson gets sixth victory

Braves win 14th straight; set record

Braves notes: Credit pitching staff for win streak

Braves tie win-streak record

Students cite class boredom

Briefcase

New home should have guarantee

Homeowner awareness

Banking takes to the Internet

Brannen: Management strategy has rich past

Hokrein: Package more vital than packaging

Safety retailer to open

Homebuyers beware

Officials want funds to finish interstate loop

Jurgen: Competitive strategy crucial in business

Business briefs: Microsoft stock lift fuels entire market
NEW YORK -- Investors brushed off worries about Microsoft's future Monday, sending its shares higher and fueling a rally in technology stocks that spread to the broad market.

Local firm Tranter goes global

Safety retailer to open
It seems anyone can inspire someone to start their own business, even a child just out of diapers.

Markets, technology drive real estate

Business briefs: Microsoft stock lift fuels entire market

Lax laws, licensing hamper home buyers

Book's merits lost in style, language

Public relations: Art of telling the truth

Owners often neglect vital insurance

Clemson reserve lineman dies of heart attack

Urges construction of biking path and walkway

Contrasts beauty and sign 'tackiness'

Blasts hearings on Miami raid

'Protective' Confederate flag lauded

Dr. Ike Washington

Center traffic blamed for accidents

Answers criticism of utility bill

Believes cartoon missed point

Scalping veto welcome

Blasts driver who ran red light

Cautions therapy applicable to few

Defends assessor's office over data

Question publication of Valley cartoon

Argues against two-track bus schedule

The good LIFE

Opposes closing lock and dam

Slams 'distasteful' cartoon

Gun firms fight back

Says astronaut article an exaggeration

Age old question: Avoid food poisoning with bit of prevention
According to the Nutrition Action Healthletter, about 2.5 million Americans get sick from food poisoning each year. The culprits include undercooked meat, dirty fruits and vegetables and spoiled eggs.

Motivated to lose
LaSaundria Walker says she's getting more attention from the opposite sex these days.

In the Know
LISTEN UP! Free hearing tests will be offered at six locations in the Aiken-Augusta area on Saturday as part of National Day of Hearing Testing.

Allenby gets first PGA Tour victory

Sophie's struggle in world for words

Disabled golfer sues USGA for right to use cart

Gustafson wins first LPGA event

Red Wings searching for spark

U.S. upsets Russia

Flyers are good at blame game

Students cite class boredom
Want a new educational buzzword to add to your vocabulary? Try ``academic disengagement.''

Age old question: Avoid food poisoning with bit of prevention

In the Know

Motivated to lose

Panel asks city attorney for review

Aiken sees increase in readiness

'Loop' creates close-knit class

MCG dean to leave school next month

Week draws attention to motives for arson
Juveniles commit more than half the arsons in the United States, causing an estimated $2 billion in property damage and hundreds of deaths each year.

Hospital to lay off workers

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.

Hospital to lay off workers
St. Joseph Hospital announced a restructuring Monday that will cut 30 jobs and shift 65 additional employees into new positions to save about $4 million annually.

Patients honor longtime pediatrician

Officials await GBI arson tests
While the offices of James Brown Enterprises moved across town Monday, investigators were still awaiting lab results before declaring Friday's fire, which destroyed the entertainer's west Augusta business headquarters, as arson.

National prayer day touted as 'Pray2K'

Corps OKs dredging after speedy probe
The Army Corps of Engineers on Monday lifted a ``cease and desist'' order issued last week after federal authorities learned Augusta Canal was being dredged without appropriate permits.

Aiken sees increase in readiness
The Aiken County School District has increased the percentage of children who are academically prepared to enter first grade, but the school system continues to lag behind the state average, according to a Kids Count 2000 study released Monday.

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

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.

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.

Across the area: Governor will veto ticket-scalping bill

MCG dean to leave school next month
Medical College of Georgia's dean of the School of Medicine will leave at the end of June for another position elsewhere.

Activist, city leader dies at 91

Outings provide therapy

Cell phone drivers cautioned

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.

Officers get grant for tools
North Augusta city officials will use a grant of nearly $20,000 to purchase new equipment for the police force.

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.

Auditors uncover errors

Across the area: Officers search for attack suspect

Governor's pen vetoes eight bills
ATLANTA -- After vetoing only two bills since the General Assembly adjourned for the year, Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes on Monday axed eight bills and a resolution in a flurry of activity on the final day for gubernatorial action on this year's legislation.

Officials await GBI arson tests

Outings provide therapy
GRANITEVILLE - The handsome, elderly man slowly and carefully tapped the golf ball into the cup on the putting green at Midland Valley Country Club.

Week draws attention to motives for arson

Judge calls for opinion on term of teen shooter
Before the judge decides if he should cut a convicted robber's prison sentence for cooperating with the prosecution, the prosecutor must publicly speak for or against the prospect.

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.

Group works toward inclusion

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.

Group works toward inclusion
The stigma of being labeled a slow learner or special education student sometimes has an effect on the way pupils learn, in addition to how they get along with others, officials say.

Blessing of the bikes

Governor's pen vetoes eight bills

Ex-newsman changes medium

Across the area: Officers search for attack suspect
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who allegedly attacked a Ridge Spring resident outside an Aiken home Monday morning.

Holocaust victims get memorial

Auditors uncover errors
Almost 1,000 animals that entered the Richmond County pound last year cannot be accounted for, according to an audit of the facility's records.

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.

Panel asks city attorney for review
Laney-Walker Development Corp. board members knew before their meeting Monday that pharmacist Marshall Curtis would not be the one developing the second phase of Armstrong Galleria.

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

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

Aiken students make history

Suns' Rogers wins Sixth Man award

Fire and ice: Garnett and Brandon

Sixers down Hornets; advance

Stojakovic, Delk lead Kings' 'Bench Mob'

Knicks sweep Raptors, will face Heat

Video dims linebacker's defense

Cowboys' Smith ready to run

Mr. Murray Kneece
AIKEN - Mr. Murray A. Kneece, 68, of Mixon Road, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Chong Kim
AIKEN - Mrs. Chong Suk Pak Kim, 44, of Victoria Drive, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Christine Jopling
Mrs. Christine Redd Jopling, 80, of Yates Drive, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Magnolia Hills Nursing Home.

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

Mrs. Doris Youngblood
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Doris Spell Youngblood, 72, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Emanuel County Nursing Home.

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

Mrs. Ora Staton
NEW YORK - Mrs. Ora Staton, of Metcalf Avenue, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at Albert Einstein Hospital, Bronx.

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. Virginia Owens
NEW ELLENTON - Mrs. Virginia Cooper Owens, 78, of Sizemore Street, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Anne Marie Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, North Augusta.

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

Mr. Robert Deween
Mr. Robert Deween, 86, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at University Hospital.

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

Mrs. Mary Mathis
TRENTON, S.C. - Mrs. Mary Alice Edwards Mathis, 87, of Church Street, died Monday, May 1, 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. Robert Ward
Mr. Robert Smith Ward, 86, of Evans, died Sunday, April 30, 2000.

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

Mr. George Lamar
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. George A. Lamar, 86, of Five Notch Spur, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

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

Mrs. Joyce Olliff
STATESBORO, Ga - Mrs. Joyce Beasley Robbins Olliff, 61, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital.

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.

Mr. Joseph Neal
CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Joseph Neal, 78, of Broad Street, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at Dunwoody Medical Center, Atlanta.

Mrs. Minnie Delgato
Mrs. Minnie Mays Delgato, 93, of Ramsgate Road, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at Windermere Health Center.

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

Mrs. Billie Gibson
AIKEN - Mrs. Billie Farmer Gibson, 86, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Pepperhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. William Norvell
SPARTA, Tenn. - Mr. William K. ``Billy'' Norvell, 74, died Sunday, April 30, 2000.

Mr. Harrison Heard
Mr. Harrison P. ``H.P.'' Heard, of John Paul Crossing, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. George Maddox
GROVETOWN - Mr. George Hillman Maddox, 87, of North Old Belair Road, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Robert McCrae Jr.
Mr. Robert James McCrae Jr., of Westbrook Road, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at University Hospital.

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

Mr. Andrew Barber
Mr. Andrew W. Barber, of Wrightsboro Road, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Bennie Hudson
BELVEDERE - Mr. Bennie O. Hudson, 70, of Edgefield Road, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Rubena Scott
Mrs. Rubena Smith Scott, of Telfair Street, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Christine Grimes

Mrs. Virginia Owens

Mrs. Doris Youngblood

Mrs. Ora Staton

Mrs. Lillie Hancock

Mrs. Christine Jopling

Mr. Robert Deween

Mrs. Helen Boyd

Mr. William Norvell

Mrs. Alberta McTier

Mr. Harrison Heard

Miss Elizabeth Smith

Mr. Robert Ward

Mr. John Moyer

Mrs. Clauselle Howard

Mr. Bennie Hudson

Mr. Murray Kneece

Mrs. Minnie Delgato

Mr. Joseph Neal

Mr. Andrew Barber

Mr. George Lamar

Mrs. Joyce Olliff

Mrs. Mary Mathis

Mrs. Rubena Scott

Mr. Aaron Allen

Mr. George Maddox

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.

Civil rights champion remembered as a friend of all races
WHEN IKE Washington was a boy, he looked through the windows of the unfinished Tabernacle Baptist Church and watched the funeral of church founder the Rev. Charles T. Walker.

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

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.

Faults police for traffic accident
This is in regards to the accident that happened about 6:30 p.m. April 25 at the intersection of Lumpkin Road and Green Meadows Drive. Maybe if the Augusta-Richmond County Sheriff's Department did its (enforcement) job we would not have had a tragedy like this. Misty Cook, North Augusta

'Protective' Confederate flag lauded
Well, folks, you have been thinking about and planning your vacation -- one without noise, vulgar language and total inconsideration; a vacation where you and your family can feel safe walking the streets and participating in activities that people do on vacation. Charlie J. Connell, North Augusta

Defends assessor's office over data
As I read about computer problems facing Augusta-Richmond County, I see blame is being directed to the Tax Assessor's Office for not having correct data. Harrison Sears, Hephzibah

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.

Opposes closing lock and dam
We were amazed and confused by Judy Gordon's April 24 letter about the Savannah River Lock and Dam. Sonny and Polly Goldston, North Augusta

Civil rights champion remembered as a friend of all races
WHEN IKE Washington was a boy, he looked through the windows of the unfinished Tabernacle Baptist Church and watched the funeral of church founder the Rev. Charles T. Walker.

Argues against two-track bus schedule
I disagree with the double-track concept (``Bus schedule could lower paychecks,'' The Chronicle April 26). The Columbia County School Board did not take into consideration additional amount of discipline problems the drivers will now face with high school and middle school students on the same bus. Robin Johnson, Evans

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

Praises legislator for obtaining refund
I sent a letter to your paper that was published Feb. 6. It was about the South Carolina Highway Department keeping money that was prepaid for tags that were not issued because residents moved out of state. J. H. DeVine, Martinez

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

Center traffic blamed for accidents
I have come to realize in the past three weeks that God must be protecting me for a very special reason. Otherwise, I would be lying in state because of traffic at the new Pilot Travel Center on the River Watch Parkway. Helen P. Villasor, Augusta

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

Dr. Ike Washington
When death came Saturday to Isaiah ``Ike'' Washington at age 91, it stilled a warm, vibrant and generous heart, and ended a rich life of public service.

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.

Regulation overkill
Failure to communicate is the simple explanation for the run-in the Augusta Canal Authority had last week with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over dredging the canal.

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

'Chronicle' lauded for outdoor editor
Thank you, Mr. Editor. You did well in choosing Rob Pavey to replace the retired Bill Babb as outdoor editor. For the last several weeks I have again been turning to the next to last page of The Chronicle's sports section and find my most favored topics discussed with readable realism. Tyron Morris, Waynesboro

Cautions therapy applicable to few
As a treatment center for Photodynamic therapy, we read with interest your article last week detailing the new Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment for control (not cure) of some wet forms of macular degeneration. Dr. Randy Dhaliwal, Augusta

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

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

Scalping veto welcome
As a legislator, Barnes was sympathetic to scalping, so many expected him not to follow his predecessor's veto example after the bill passed by huge margins in both chambers this year.

Canal authority rapped for fences
For several months I have celebrated the guest column written by Frank Albert regarding the Augusta Canal Authority and the CSRA Humane Society. Bebe Townes, Augusta

Answers criticism of utility bill
Re your recent editorial ``Anti-free market power play,'' which criticizes legislation I have introduced in Congress -- the Bond Fairness and Protection Act: U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth, Washington, D.C.

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

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

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.

Contrasts beauty and sign 'tackiness'
In last Sunday's editorial, ``A good sign ordinance,'' you hit the nail on the head. Calling signs a visual clutter is half of a word; the other half is sight pollution. Michael Patrick Deal, Martinez

Easy come, easy go for Mayfield

What's in a horse's name?

Thomson's Brown wins 3200-meter duel

What's in a horse's name?

Derby, NHL playoffs could be blacked out

Overtime: Gamecocks solidify No. 1 in baseball

Trippi a Derby hopeful

Kentucky Derby, NHL playoffs could be blacked out for millions

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

Scam artists find a friend in the Internet
The Internet ad for the medical billing job seemed almost tailor-made for Pamela Brown: She could earn money by working at home at night, leaving her more hours during the day to spend with her kids.

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?

U.S. to end dimming of satellite navigation system
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton ordered a halt today to the military's long practice of intentionally dimming the pinpoint accuracy of global positioning devices now used to help steer cars, fly planes and find missing skiers and hikers.

Anger-prone people more likely to have heart attacks
DALLAS -- People who are highly anger-prone are nearly three times more likely to have a heart attack, a study found.

Regulators take steps to halt profit claims
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators said today that 14 online trading firms or individuals have agreed to stop claims that the trading strategies and systems they sell can make investors easy money with little risk.

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.

Prom pics

Xtreme calendar
Hoku's debut album, featuring the single Another Dumb Blonde, is in stores today. The songstress is the daughter of Hawaiian crooner Don Ho.

Prom pics
This week's photos are from the Greenbrier High School prom at Sacred Heart Cultural Center April 28. The school had a special guest, pop-star Christina Aguilera, perform after freshman Colin Shapiro won a national contest sponsored by Procter & Gamble.

Christina's appearance a let-down
When it was announced a couple of weeks ago that Christina Aguilera was to perform at Greenbrier High School's prom, the event became the talk of the school.

Xtreme calendar

Christina's appearance a let-down

Hot Fashion
Anyone who has spent a summer in the Augusta area knows one thing: It'll be hot and humid come June.

Hot Fashion

Scam artists find a friend in the Internet

Regulators take steps to halt profit claims

Smelling the Internet

Anger-prone people more likely to have heart attacks

Being active may keep diabetics alive longer

Cancer-causing particles from plastic wrap seep into food