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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Braves win 14th straight; set record

Pedro doesn't expect suspension

Braves tie win-streak record

Blue Jays top White Sox

Johnson gets sixth victory

Braves win 14th straight; set record

Braves notes: Credit pitching staff for win streak

Cubs' Woods back to work on Houston

Jackets pound Crocs

Swainsboro advances in AA playoffs

Martinez stays perfect at 5-0

Gamecocks win 20th straight

Students cite class boredom

Brannen: Management strategy has rich past

Banking takes to the Internet

Homeowner awareness

Lax laws, licensing hamper home buyers

New home should have guarantee

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.

Briefcase

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

Jurgen: Competitive strategy crucial in business

Business briefs: Microsoft stock lift fuels entire market

Local firm Tranter goes global

Book's merits lost in style, language

Markets, technology drive real estate

Officials want funds to finish interstate loop

Hokrein: Package more vital than packaging

Owners often neglect vital insurance

Homebuyers beware

Safety retailer to open

Public relations: Art of telling the truth

Clemson reserve lineman dies of heart attack

Center traffic blamed for accidents

Dr. Ike Washington

Blasts driver who ran red light

Says astronaut article an exaggeration

Contrasts beauty and sign 'tackiness'

Blasts hearings on Miami raid

Opposes closing lock and dam

Urges construction of biking path and walkway

Cautions therapy applicable to few

'Protective' Confederate flag lauded

Question publication of Valley cartoon

Defends assessor's office over data

The good LIFE

Scalping veto welcome

Slams 'distasteful' cartoon

Answers criticism of utility bill

Gun firms fight back

Believes cartoon missed point

Argues against two-track bus schedule

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.

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.

Gustafson wins first LPGA event

Sophie's struggle in world for words

Allenby gets first PGA Tour victory

Disabled golfer sues USGA for right to use cart

Red Wings searching for spark

Flyers are good at blame game

U.S. upsets Russia

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

Motivated to lose

In the Know

Age old question: Avoid food poisoning with bit of prevention

Governor's pen vetoes eight bills

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Group works toward inclusion

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Across the area: Officers search for attack suspect

Holocaust victims get memorial

Week draws attention to motives for arson

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

MCG dean to leave school next month

Across the area: Governor will veto ticket-scalping bill

Hospital to lay off workers

Aiken students make history

Panel asks city attorney for review

Officials await GBI arson tests

Outings provide therapy

'Loop' creates close-knit class

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.

Activist, city leader dies at 91

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.

Patients honor longtime pediatrician

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.

Cell phone drivers cautioned

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.

Aiken sees increase in readiness

Auditors uncover errors

National prayer day touted as 'Pray2K'

Fire and ice: Garnett and Brandon

Sixers down Hornets; advance

Stojakovic, Delk lead Kings' 'Bench Mob'

Suns' Rogers wins Sixth Man award

Knicks sweep Raptors, will face Heat

Cowboys' Smith ready to run

Video dims linebacker's defense

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Mary Mathis
TRENTON, S.C. - Mrs. Mary Alice Edwards Mathis, 87, of Church Street, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at her residence.

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

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

Mr. Bennie Hudson

Mrs. Ora Staton

Mr. William Norvell

Mr. Aaron Allen

Mrs. Joyce Olliff

Mr. Murray Kneece

Mrs. Doris Youngblood

Mrs. Christine Jopling

Mrs. Virginia Owens

Mr. Andrew Barber

Mrs. Mary Mathis

Mrs. Lillie Hancock

Mr. Robert Deween

Mr. Robert Ward

Mrs. Minnie Delgato

Mrs. Christine Grimes

Mr. Joseph Neal

Mrs. Clauselle Howard

Mr. George Lamar

Mrs. Helen Boyd

Mr. George Maddox

Mrs. Alberta McTier

Mrs. Rubena Scott

Miss Elizabeth Smith

Mr. John Moyer

Mr. Harrison Heard

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

'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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

'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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Trippi a Derby hopeful

Derby, NHL playoffs could be blacked out

Kentucky Derby, NHL playoffs could be blacked out for millions

Thomson's Brown wins 3200-meter duel

Overtime: Gamecocks solidify No. 1 in baseball

What's in a horse's name?

Easy come, easy go for Mayfield

What's in a horse's name?

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

Christina's appearance a let-down

Hot Fashion

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.

Xtreme calendar

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.

Prom pics

Smelling the Internet

Regulators take steps to halt profit claims

Anger-prone people more likely to have heart attacks

Cancer-causing particles from plastic wrap seep into food

Scam artists find a friend in the Internet

Being active may keep diabetics alive longer