Braves notes: Sanders returns to Braves lineup

Selig postpones owners' meeting

MLB: It's not the ball

Gamecocks get top seed in tournament

Eagles get job done the hard way

Braves rookie turning heads

Dad's pep talk fuels son's surge

37-year-old makes major league debut

Braves come up short

Jackets' Dennis delivers

Tankersley pitches Jackets to win

Minority fans a no-show at Braves games

Working makes us feel better

Business briefs: Nasdaq dives to six-month low

Expert: Speculative building lacks appeal
Columbia County's speculative building lacks curb appeal, a company hired to market the building told the development authority Tuesday.

Business briefs: Court rules against suing automakers
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says millions of Americans who drive or ride in cars built before federal regulations required air bags cannot, if they get hurt in accidents, sue automakers for not installing the safety devices.

U-Save offers auto rental alternative

Expert: Speculative building lacks appeal

Labor force to increase

Training for the future

Labor force to increase
Manpower Inc.'s employment outlook for the third quarter revealed that 17 percent of Augusta businesses surveyed expect to increase their permanent payroll starting in July.

Business briefs: Nasdaq dives to six-month low
NEW YORK- The Nasdaq composite index fell nearly 200 points Tuesday, sinking to its lowest close since November.

Business briefs: Court rules against suing automakers

U-Save offers auto rental alternative
A small but rapidly growing ``neighborhood'' car rental franchise that is taking on the industry's established powerhouse has come to Augusta.

Training for the future
Kenneth Breeden (right), commissioner of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education, observes SITEL Technology Services employees Terry Miller (center) and Keith Glover during a Monday tour of the SITEL facility in south Augusta. Officials at the 650-employee call center announced they would hire 200 additional workers and train them through the QuickStart program at Augusta Technical Institute.

Why can't British couple immigrate?

Flag debate stalls work on problems

Commissioner, engineer draw praise

All mixed up

Delta pricing is economic deterrent

Tranquil pond deserves protection

Vote for education supporter in primary

Proposal doesn't represent all Baptists

Calling on Delta

Seal suggests Christian 'litmus' test

Popplewell Senate bid draws raves

Water problems are inexcusable

Backward Baptists?

Fishing area overwhelmed already

Age-old questions: Green tea may have benefits
Q: Are there any benefits from drinking green tea? - T.C., Blythe

In the know
PRICE CHECK: Ever wonder if the prices at your regular grocery store are cheaper or more expensive than those up the street? Each Wednesday, Price Check offers price comparisons on goods at area stores. Prices below were checked Monday. No coupons or discount cards were used.

On a losing streak
The last time Cathe Beebe bought a bathing suit it was a size 24. This time, she searched the racks in Dillard's department store until she found some in size 12.

Manicotti made easy
If you've invited guests to join you for a post-graduation dinner, today's recipe for cheesy manicotti is your ticket to a quick and delicious meal that will feed a crowd.

In the know
NEW PRODUCT: Hasbro has launched a line of preschool products based on Dragon Tales, an animated series by the Children's Television Workshop that airs on PBS stations (8:30 a.m. Saturdays and 7 and 9:30 a.m. weekdays on WCES

Westin: Golfer makes tournaments fun

What's done is done; Seawell looks ahead

Woods cut streak continues

Momentum elusive for Stars, Avalanche

Flyers, Devils head back to Jersey

Lindros returns to lineup

Working makes us feel better
Feel bad? Go to work. Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta finished a five-year study that found people with jobs feel better (and are less likely to be sick) than people who are not working.

Group grants many wishes
Travis Hacker knows that dreams can come true. This year in Atlanta Travis became an Olympian - he won a gold medal in bowling at the 2000 Special Olympics. Early Tuesday, the 15-year-old from Augusta fulfilled another dream by taking his first trip to Disney World in Orlando. Full story -- Augusta Chronicle

Authority considers name change
Augusta has a Doug Barnard Parkway, a Jessye Norman Amphitheater and a William B. Bell Auditorium, so how about a James Brown Arena?

Authority considers name change
There are Doug Barnard Parkway and the Jessye Norman Amphitheater. How about James Brown Arena? Full story -- Augusta Chronicle

Program beneficial to all
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - The Edgefield County Board of Education has seven inmates and the Federal Correctional Institution to thank for their new building.

In the know

Manicotti made easy

On a losing streak

Age-old questions: Green tea may have benefits

Dad's pep talk fuels son's surge

Couple faces trial in slaying
AIKEN - Victoria Cowart was sick from dinner, causing the toddler to vomit. Then she urinated at the kitchen table and again on a chair in the living room.

Closer look
Augusta-Richmond County firefighters lift themselves to inspect a silo at Boral Bricks. The silo caught fire Monday.

Twin beat odds by surviving birth
WATKINSVILLE, Ga. - Given the slim odds that their mare Skippa Supreme would give birth to surviving twins, Jim Walker and his wife, Suzanne, might as well have won the lottery.

Across the area: Fire scorches six acres at rest area

Sheriff takes steps to prevent escapes
Richmond County Sheriff Charlie Webster met with county jail officials Tuesday and made it known the personnel problems that led to Sunday's escape of an inmate will be remedied quickly.

13 children go on dream trip
Travis Hacker knows that dreams can come true. This year in Atlanta, Travis became an Olympian - he won a gold medal in bowling at the 2000 Special Olympics.

Across the area: Fire scorches six acres at rest area
The Center Volunteer Fire Department responded to a brush fire at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the rest area on the westbound side of Interstate 20 in Aiken County.

Air ambulance will save lives

Suspect pleads guilty before trial opens
AIKEN -- Ending months of denial, Rebecca Christine Cowart bowed out of her trial on opening day Tuesday, taking responsibility for abusing and ultimately killing her 15-month-old daughter last year.

Court to hear request to join fish kill lawsuit
Oral arguments are scheduled Wednesday to discuss Georgia's request to join South Carolina's 12-year-old lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers over fish kills caused by Russell Dam's reversible turbines.

Proposed site for cell tower irks residents
AIKEN - The proposed site for a giant telecommunications tower near Aiken's historic horse district has many residents stamping their hooves.

Alleged victim's father testifies in abduction trial
An Augusta resident couldn't hold the man who broke into his home and attempted to abduct his daughter last summer, but he did leave his mark on the assailant, he testified Monday.

Panel approves proposal for Evans Town Center
After more than a month of work by a five-member committee of residents, an amended version of the Evans Town Center plan is ready to go before Columbia County commissioners in two weeks.

Woman plays 'mom' to geese
You might see her cautiously crossing Abercorn, her six baby geese waddling behind her in single file. Or you might see them strolling down Washington Avenue, where she and the family make their nest.

Couple faces trial in slaying

District lawmaker to be decided today

District 83 seat goes to Smith
AIKEN - Don Smith won the right to represent South Carolina House District 83 - at least until the November general election.

Alleged victim's father testifies in abduction trial

Arena might get new name
Augusta has a Doug Barnard Parkway, a Jessye Norman Amphitheater and a William B. Bell Auditorium, so how about a James Brown Arena?

Officials give OK to budget
AIKEN - Aiken City Council tentatively passed a proposed $40 million budget Monday, paving the way for employee raises and more city revitalization.

Inmates construct new office
EDGEFIELD - The Edgefield County Board of Education has seven inmates and the Federal Correctional Institution to thank for its new building.

Augusta inmate escapes from facility
A county inmate was still at large Monday night, after he took advantage of his position as a jail trusty and a Richmond County deputy's lapse to escape the Law Enforcement Center on Walton Way.

Conflicts threaten coliseum's profits
An increase in sporting events and concerts at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center is causing some convention organizers to choose other locales for their meetings and conferences.

Rainfall needed in area
Thundershowers that brought an early end to the candlelit live jazz show at Riverwalk Augusta on Sunday didn't even put a dent in the drought that has parched farmer's fields and put a strain on area water supplies.

Miami: It's a vast NBA conspiracy

Shrimp season begins

Conflicts threaten coliseum's profits

'Most Wanted' suspect cooks for show's host
In a bizarre twist, a cook at a restaurant who made a steak for America's Most Wanted host John Walsh while he was in Jacksonville filming recently was arrested Saturday night after being featured on the television show.

Water color changes concern residents

Attorney requests execution

Jury acquits suspect on four of five charges

P.E., health classes win support

Board approves new school start times

Group grants many wishes

Arena might get new name

Pilot escapes injury after crash landing
The pilot of a single engine plane walked away from a minor crash Monday night when he touched down at Daniel Field without his landing gear, causing him to slide to an abrupt halt on the runway parallel to Wrightsboro Road.

Sheriff takes steps to prevent escapes

Air ambulance will save lives
The grass bends out in undulating rings, and water sloshes out of puddles as Steve Dexter passes overhead.

Twin beat odds by surviving birth

Officials give OK to budget

Suspect pleads guilty before trial opens

Bridge accident shakes local victims
Terrell Kearse froze when the concrete overpass moved beneath his feet on the way back to his car after Saturday night's Winston all-star stock car race in Concord, N.C.

13 children go on dream trip

District lawmaker to be decided today
NORTH AUGUSTA - North Augusta voters go to the polls today to fill the unexpired term of former South Carolina House District 83 Rep. Scott Beck, who resigned to take a job in the state Attorney General's office.

Authority considers name change

Across the area: Fingerprint ruling to get new hearing
The challenge to Woodrow Fryer's candidacy for Richmond County sheriff will get another hearing soon, this time in Superior Court.

Conflicts threaten coliseum's profits

Atlanta man sought in shooting death
The Richmond County Sheriff's Department was working with investigators in Atlanta on Monday to catch the suspect wanted in the shooting death of one man and the wounding of another.

Slaying suspect charged

Group names new director
The Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp. has a new executive director.

Augusta inmate escapes from facility

Weather ascribed to growth
ATLANTA - Miles of heat-absorbing asphalt, concrete and rooftops are toying with this city's weather forecasts, and other cities experiencing growth surges could see the same phenomenon, according to a University of Georgia researcher.

Conflicts threaten coliseum's profits
An increase in sporting events and concerts at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center is causing some convention organizers to choose other locales for their meetings and conferences.

District 83 seat goes to Smith

Rainfall needed in area

Governor announces initiative

Group names new director

Attorney requests execution
Three people accused of taking part in a double homicide nearly five years ago could face death if convicted.

Augusta Aviation Commission member resigns
Rodger Giles has resigned from the Augusta Aviation Commission.

P.E., health classes win support
ATLANTA - Kay Sands told the state school board during a public hearing Monday that her son wasn't the only one who suffered during the semester he went without physical education.

Augusta Aviation Commission member resigns

Bridge accident shakes local victims

Jury acquits suspect on four of five charges
Convicted rapist Roosevelt Palmer beat almost all criminal charges Tuesday - all but one.

Closer look

Slaying suspect charged
ST. MARYS, Ga. - A suspect in the slashing and beating death of a 14-year-old St. Marys girl was denied bond Tuesday after he was formally charged with murder.

Across the area: Fingerprint ruling to get new hearing

Shrimp season begins
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - The commercial shrimping season will open at 7 a.m. today in Georgia and South Carolina territorial waters.

Atlanta man sought in shooting death

Governor announces initiative
ATLANTA - Gov. Roy Barnes unveiled an initiative Tuesday aimed at making Georgia a national leader in research, prevention and treatment of cancer.

Water color changes concern residents
Rebecca DeRosa and her neighbors are wary of their water.

Proposed site for cell tower irks residents

'Most Wanted' suspect cooks for show's host

Panel approves proposal for Evans Town Center

Board approves new school start times
Despite objections from some parents, Columbia County schools will have new start times next year with middle and high school pupils riding the same buses.

Program beneficial to all

Pacers trounce Knicks; take 1-0 lead

Miller: I hate the Knicks

Blazers even series with Lakers

Miami: It's a vast NBA conspiracy

Trial of NFL player begins

NFL notes: Testaverde passes first major rehab test

Mr. James Harbin
Mr. James Lowry Harbin, 48, of Maple Springs Court, Martinez, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Pearl Pace
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Mrs. Pearl Lanford Pace, 77, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at Saluda Nursing Center, Saluda.

Mr. Charlton Williams
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mr. Charlton Freddie Williams, 77, died Monday, May 22, 2000.

Mrs. Margie Gill
Mrs. Margie Morrison Gill, 45, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Leila Hooper
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Leila B. Hooper, 68, of Boykin Road, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Maebelle Suchanek
Mrs. Maebelle A. Suchanek, of Martinez, died Monday, May 22, 2000.

Mrs. Sara Reid
Mrs. Sara Crawford Reid died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Frank Lock Jr.
AIKEN - Mr. Frank Ray Lock Jr., 61, of East Rollingwood Road, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Carol Wood Jr.
GLOVERVILLE - Mr. Carol Wood Jr., 38, of Rabbit Hill Drive, died Sunday, May 21, 2000.

Mrs. Mattie Green
Mrs. Mattie Green, 90, of 15th Avenue, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at University Hospital.

Ms. Rosa Kirkland
Ms. Rosa Lee Kirkland, 86, of Clarkston Street, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Lou Jones
Mrs. Lou Eloise Jones, of Railroad Road, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Mandy Hoose
Mrs. Mandy F. Hoose, 78, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at Beverly Manor Convalescent Care.

Mrs. Christine Crump
BEECH ISLAND - Mrs. Christine Weaver Crump, 68, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at Anderson Area Medical Center, Anderson.

Mrs. Carrie Ligons
AIKEN - Mrs. Carrie Simpkins Ligons, 94, of Horseshoe Bend, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. John Butler
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mr. John Clifton Butler, 53, of Plum Street, died Saturday, May 20, 2000.

Mrs. Olivia Mobley
Mrs. Olivia Wolfe Mobley, 72, of Wayside Drive, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Lurlean Daniel
WRENS, Ga. - Mrs. Lurlean Kent Daniel, 89, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000.

Mr. James Sechrest
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mr. James Murphy ``Jim'' Sechrest, 84, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Asheville.

Bennie Lee Sinclair,
60, state poet laureate

Mr. James Boyd Jr.
Mr. James Eddie Boyd Jr., of Laney-Walker Boulevard, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mrs. Seabelle McKinney
JAMAICA, N.Y. - Mrs. Seabelle McKinney died Thursday, May 18, 2000.

Mrs. Ellen Burton
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mrs. Ellen Williams Burton, 82, of Maple Avenue, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Raymond Clark Sr.
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Raymond Frank Clark Sr., 81, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Richard Pardue
Mr. Richard Alexander Pardue, 76, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Carol Wood Jr.
GLOVERVILLE - Mr. Carol Wood Jr., 38, of Rabbit Hill Drive, died Sunday, May 21, 2000.

Mrs. Mandy Hoose
Mrs. Mandy F. Hoose, 78, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at Beverly Manor Convalescent Care.

Mr. Jessie Young Sr.
Mr. Jessie Paul Young Sr., 83, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Robert Porter
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Robert Adlai ``Bob'' Porter, 77, of Walnut Street, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Jensie Durden
COLUMBIA - Mrs. Jensie Durden, 95, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at Brian Center Nursing Home, St. Andrews.

Mrs. Anne McClearen
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Anne Wilkinson McClearen, 73, of Thomson Road, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Mr. William Darby Jr.
Mr. William Madison Darby Jr. died Monday, May 22, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Wilbur Locklear
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. Wilbur Lee Locklear, 55, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Screven County Hospital.

Ms. Loretta Myrick
PEORIA, Ill. - Ms. Loretta Myrick, 44, of Phelps Street, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, in Clarkston, Ga.

Mr. James Boyd Jr.

Mrs. Maebelle Suchanek

Mrs. Anne McClearen

Mrs. Mandy Hoose

Mrs. Christine Crump

Mrs. Carrie Ligons

Mr. Richard Pardue

Mrs. Olivia Mobley

Mr. Charlton Williams

Mrs. Sara Reid

Bennie Lee Sinclair,

Mr. Wilbur Locklear

Mrs. Mandy Hoose

Mr. Carol Wood Jr.

Ms. Rosa Kirkland

Mr. James Sechrest

Mr. William Darby Jr.

Ms. Loretta Myrick

Mrs. Ellen Burton

Mrs. Lou Jones

Mrs. Lurlean Daniel

Mr. John Butler

Mrs. Margie Gill

Mrs. Seabelle McKinney

Mr. Jessie Young Sr.

Mrs. Pearl Pace

Disbarring Clinton
President Clinton was jarringly reminded again of his sca

Backward Baptists?
The Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest Protestant denomination, lost at least a dozen congregations when it voted two years ago to approve that a wife should ``submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband.''

Boy Scouts discriminate at own peril
The Augusta Chronicle letter writers are quick to point out that, as a private organization, the Boy Scouts have the right to discriminate. This is apparently one of those many despised family values taught by local churches. Michael Ledo, Windsor

Commissioner, engineer draw praise
Despite all of the things government does wrong, occasionally a few people in government have the common sense to do the right thing for the right reason. Columbia County Commissioner Frank Spears and county Engineer Jim Leeper are two such individuals.Kevin Huffman, Martinez

Proposal doesn't represent all Baptists
I agree wholeheartedly with your editorial of May 23 entitled ``Backward Baptists.'' My concern is that you and other rationally minded persons may assume that this ridiculous recommendation to disallow women pastors reflects the thinking of all Baptists. Kathy and Earl Williams, Evans

Tranquil pond deserves protection
During the past several weeks I have had the opportunity to explore Folly Pond on Germany Creek and the surrounding area in McDuffie County. Richard Lux, Augusta

Popplewell Senate bid draws raves
The political climate of Columbia County is beginning to change from a simmer to a boil, as it has historically done for decades. As I observe the different races, I feel compelled to comment on the 24th District Senate race. Finally, there is a fresh, forward thinker emerging on a very stale political scene, Mike Popplewell. Bill Holden, Martinez

Delta pricing is economic deterrent
Let's get this straight. Again Delta Airlines tells us the Augusta market is too weak for it to support. ... One might wonder if, in truth, is trying to make it so by overpricing the Augusta market. Lionel Solursh, Augusta

Calling on Delta
For 66 years, Delta Air Lines served Augusta, and Augusta served Delta Air Lines. Certainly, no one can take the discontinuation of that relationship lightly. And we don't.

Vote for education supporter in primary
I am encouraging the voters in District 114 to vote for Rep. Robin Williams, R-Augusta, in the upcoming Republican primary. Ms. Lee Tatum, Augusta

No problem at SRS
Brandon Haddock's news report, ``Panel: SRS needs easy procedures,'' in the May 12 Chronicle (Page 2C), stated that there have been 22 ``criticalities'' worldwide since 1953, seven in the United States. Harry Smiley, Aiken

Flag debate stalls work on problems
Don't you think this so-called ``flag controversy'' has gone on long enough? It is quite obvious that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will never accept any sort of compromise. Les Barrett, Augusta

Fishing area overwhelmed already
As a long-time qualified user of the Fort Gordon Recreation Area, I note with interest the action of the Corps of Engineers, whereby it has again cited Fort Gordon for violating its permit. Alan Steves, Martinez

Will estate tax die?
Nothing is certain, the saying goes, except death and taxes. Since 1916, in a very literal sense, this has been true.

Seal suggests Christian 'litmus' test
I write in response to your May 17 editorial titled, ``Ready to rumble,'' regarding the recently filed suit against the Richmond County Superior Court's use of the Ten Commandments on its official emblem. Robert L. Tsai, Atlanta

Disbarring Clinton
President Clinton was jarringly reminded again of his sca

All mixed up
``I don't think we were prepared for the unabashed audacity of these people to do personal business along with what they conceive to be their constituents' business.''

Ideas to save water for gardens
While Richard A. Hood's May 18 letter, ``Love water curbs or go to Mexico,'' made some good points, he really missed the point. Elizabeth Braun, Augusta

Why can't British couple immigrate?
I recently talked to a gentleman from England. This man and his wife are self-sufficient and want to come to South Carolina to live the rest of their lives. They're in their mid-70s. Juanita Scott, Jackson

Water problems are inexcusable
The water problems in Augusta and surrounding communities are inexcusable. The history of events of the past three years proves to me that we need a professional water company to take over the water systems in our metropolitan area. Frank D. Harrisson, Augusta

Overtime: Youth hockey season ends with awards

Durden to box in championships

Montoya listed as one of Indy favorites

Lady dogs take tennis title

Overtime: Stanford blitzes VCU for title

Cancer drugs show hazards as well as promise
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drugs designed to stop tumors by cutting off their blood supply have shown modest benefit in tests against three kinds of cancer, but have also raised concerns about possible dangerous side effects.

Astronauts float into space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle Atlantis' astronauts floated into the international space station Monday night to replace dying batteries, filling the complex with voices for the first time in a year.

Research rules get tougher
WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are proposing fines of up to $250,000 for scientists who violate medical research rules - and fines of $1 million for rule-breaking universities or hospitals - amid criticism that the government hasn't done enough to protect thousands of patients involved in clinical trials.

Government proposes fines for research violations
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials are proposing fines of up to $250,000 for scientists who violate medical research rules - and fines of $1 million for rule-breaking universities or hospitals - amid criticism that the government hasn't done enough to protect thousands of patients involved in clinical trials.

Critics say French Internet bill will trigger exodus
PARIS (AP) - It's called the Liberty of Communication Act, but critics say the French government-sponsored legislation would instead encourage the Internet's first mass emigration.

Astronauts turn attention to inside repairs
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Their outside repairs to the international space station completed, space shuttle Atlantis' astronauts turned their attention Monday to the more important task awaiting them inside: replacing the dying batteries.

Ecologists object to closing of agency
MOSCOW (AP) - Already weak environmental protection in the world's largest country may disappear altogether since President Vladimir Putin abolished Russia's main environmental watchdog agency, ecological groups warned Tuesday.

Smoking-related deaths still rise
WASHINGTON - Americans are rejecting the smoking habit at a surprisingly rapid rate, a trend that is going global.

House members see no rush for new internet privacy laws
WASHINGTON - Following the Federal Trade Commission's request to Congress for authority to tighten online consumer privacy standards, House Republicans voiced concerns that election year politics could be behind the request.

Anti-depression pills are effective treatment for hot flashes
NEW ORLEANS - Evidence is growing that low doses of anti-depression pills are effective at helping women going through menopause avoid hot flashes, even if they are not depressed.

Microsoft, DOJ head back to court
Associated Press Writer

Calling all teens!

The high cost of graduation
The goodies that go along with graduation can be costly for teens and their parents.

Calling all teens!
Athletes. Movie buffs. Actors. Students. Those are just a few of the many traits to describe members of the current Xtreme Teen Board.

The high cost of graduation

Xtreme style
THE FACTS: Stephen Zinnerman, 19, a senior at T.W. Josey High School.

Xtreme advice: Disability shouldn't matter in good relationship
''My boyfriend has a disability but I still love him. Some of my family and friends think I'm weird. What can I do?'' - 19-year-old Hephzibah girl

Prom pics

Prom pics
Pick the best five photos from prom night. Try to include pictures of your whole crew (not just a bunch of you and your date).

Xtreme style

House members see no rush for new internet privacy laws

Ecologists object to closing of agency

Government proposes fines for research violations

Critics say French Internet bill will trigger exodus

Research rules get tougher

Microsoft, DOJ head back to court

Smoking-related deaths still rise

Cancer drugs show hazards as well as promise