Maddux gets insurance from Braves' bats

Astros struggling in last place

Jackets' streak ends

Tankersley pitches Jackets to win

Braves notes: Reliever seeking answers

MLB: It's not the ball

19 Dodgers disciplined after brawl

Braves notes: Sanders returns to Braves lineup

Selig postpones owners' meeting

Braves come up short

Daily watering permitted
Steve Foushee was worried some of his newly planted red maple trees might wither under the city's current watering restrictions.

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.

U-Save offers auto rental alternative

Business briefs: Indexes recover from early declines

Business briefs: Indexes recover from early declines
NEW YORK - Buyers returned to the stock market Wednesday, helping the Nasdaq composite index snap a five-day losing streak.

United, US Airways OK merger

Business briefs: Nasdaq dives to six-month low

Daily watering permitted

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.

Expert: Speculative building lacks appeal

United, US Airways OK merger
The world's biggest airline may get even bigger.

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.

Harbin's record misrepresented

Schools snub Asian American month

Editor plays God, will pay dearly

Popplewell Senate bid draws raves

Delta pricing is economic deterrent

Commissioner, engineer draw praise

Taxpayers pay tab

Harbin honest

Slave descendants well fed, wealthy

Calling on Delta

Proposal doesn't represent all Baptists

Why can't British couple immigrate?

Dr. Craft's sentence was Draconian

Water shortage is 20 years old

Vote for education supporter in primary

In the know
TV TONIGHT: Fox airs the Essence Awards from 8 to 10 on WFXG-TV (Channel 54). Keysville, Ga., Mayor Emma Gresham was among the honorees at the event held April 14 at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

One day at a time
Less than three months after she lay comatose as a result of a near-fatal car accident, 13-year-old Lacie Lotspeich is rediscovering the simple pleasures of life.

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.

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.

Westin: Golfer makes tournaments fun

Woods cut streak continues

Lindros returns to lineup

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.

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

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

One day at a time

Manicotti made easy

In the know

District 83 seat goes to Smith

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.

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.

Jury acquits suspect on four of five charges

13 children go on dream trip

Board approves new school start times

Governor announces initiative

Arena might get new name

Back-flow water valve requirement proposed
More than 56,000 Augusta households likely will be asked to follow industries and apartment complexes in adding water pollution prevention devices to their taps.

Slaying suspect charged

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.

Sheriff takes steps to prevent escapes

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.

Twin beat odds by surviving birth

Mother tells jury her side in abuse trial

Suspect pleads guilty before trial opens

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.

Proposed site for cell tower irks residents

Sweating could be dangerous
Sweat beads on Nita Peterson's forehead as she pedals on the virtual reality bike exerciser at Health Central. Some people might be surprised by what she is losing in that sweat - calcium.

Panel approves proposal for Evans Town Center

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.

Program beneficial to all

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.

Governor asks Amtrak for help

Group considered for pharmacy plan
ATLANTA - A St. Louis-based company with experience managing large public-sector pharmacy-benefit plans could go to work for Georgia in that capacity as early as August.

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.

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

Pilot whale rescue proves futile
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - Volunteers and state wildlife specialists worked for hours Tuesday to prevent a sick whale from beaching itself on rocks.

Across the area: Fire scorches six acres at rest area

Father's gifts land student in trouble
SAVANNAH - Brian Agnew is a Jenkins High School junior, Eagle Scout and honors student. And his parents couldn't be more proud.

Group considered for pharmacy plan

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.

Correction

Mother tells jury her side in abuse trial
AIKEN - Rebecca Christine Cowart blamed her former boyfriend for the fatal blow that killed her daughter, telling jurors Wednesday in teary-eyed testimony that Michael Smith was an abusive boyfriend who turned his anger toward the toddler.

Water color changes concern residents

Anticipation grows as tax vote nears
Fifty-four days- that's how long members of Columbia County's Chamber of Commerce have before they find out whether voters are ``penny wise'' - that is, whether they support passage of the next special purpose local-option sales tax.

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.

Diving team finds corpse in quarry
EDGEFIELD - Divers found a badly decomposed body anchored to the bottom of an Edgefield County rock quarry Wednesday.

Anticipation grows as tax vote nears
Fifty-four days- that's how long members of Columbia County's Chamber of Commerce have before they find out whether voters are ``penny wise'' - that is, whether they support passage of the next special purpose local-option sales tax.

Sporting awareness
Jean Daniel (left) and Tammy Stout, of the Greater Augusta Sports Council, unveiled a T-shirt Wednesday promoting SportsJam 2000. SportsJam 2000 is a two-part sports and fitness awareness campaign that includes a June 17 health fair.

Special education bolster discussed
To attract more special education teachers to Richmond County schools, officials say they may need to boost teachers' salary.

Man leads agencies on chase
A man who authorities say was smoking marijuana and speeding led police on a five-hour manhunt through rural Burke and Jenkins counties Wednesday.

Police put churches on patrols
Police say Columbia County church members should take notice.

Educational programs OK'd
ATLANTA - Georgia's attorney general told the state school superintendent Wednesday not to fret over the legality of educational programs operated by other state agencies.

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.

Governor asks Amtrak for help
ATLANTA - Gov. Roy Barnes asked directors of the nation's passenger-rail carrier Wednesday to help underwrite Georgia's ambitious $1.5 billion plan to run a network of rail lines across the state.

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.

Meeting facilities examined

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.

Sporting awareness

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

Sweating could be dangerous

Miami: It's a vast NBA conspiracy

Man leads agencies on chase

Conflicts threaten coliseum's profits

Across the area: Police relieve jailer after recent escape

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.

Diving team finds corpse in quarry

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

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

Group grants many wishes

Conflicts threaten coliseum's profits

Back-flow water valve requirement proposed

Linemen responsible for Stallions' success

Teen-agers will stay in custody

Meeting facilities examined
The heads of the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center and the Augusta Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau met Wednesday morning to discuss a sudden lack of open dates for bookings at the arena.

Pilot whale rescue proves futile

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?

Shrimp season begins

Across the area: Police relieve jailer after recent escape
The Richmond County jail employee who was responsible for the inmate who escaped last Sunday has been relieved of duty without pay.

Augusta Aviation Commission member resigns

Teen-agers will stay in custody
AIKEN - Two boys accused of telling classmates they would blow up their school appeared Wednesday for a third time in Aiken County Family Court, where a judge again ruled they are too dangerous to go home.

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.

Father's gifts land student in trouble

Authority considers name change

Anticipation grows as tax vote nears

Special education bolster discussed

Correction
An article in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have said the new hours for Columbia County middle and high schools next year will be from 7:50 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. and elementary school times will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Miami: It's a vast NBA conspiracy

Pacers trounce Knicks; take 1-0 lead

Report: Kruger discusses Hawks' job

Man claims he watched Lewis fight

NFL notes: Testaverde passes first major rehab test

Trial of NFL player begins

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

Mr. Randy Zanders
Mr. Randy Leon Zanders, 41, of Taylor Circle, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Nancy Wende
WILMINGTON, Del. - Mrs. Nancy Mitchell Wende died Tuesday, December 21, 1999.

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

Mr. Caswa Chatman
SPARTA, Ga. - Mr. Caswa Moneik Chatman, 22, died Sunday, May 21, 2000 at Hancock Memorial Hospital.

Bennie Lee Sinclair,
60, state poet laureate

Mrs. Margaret Dion
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Margaret Howie Dion, 77, of West 10th Street, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000.

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

Mrs. Mary Gooding
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Mrs. Mary Smiley ``Chic'' Gooding, 69, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

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

Mr. Harold Ross
BELVEDERE - Mr. Harold C. Ross, 87, of Hampton Circle, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000 at his 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. Lewis Stanley
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. Lewis Travis ``Jake'' Stanley, 78, of Waynesboro Highway, died Wednesday, May 24, 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.

Thomas Kelleher Jr.
Mr. Thomas F. Kelleher Jr., retired assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, retired vice president of MasterCard and adjunct professor at George Washington University, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at his residence. Mr. Kelleher was 71.

Mr. Theodore Sanders
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mr. Theodore F. ``Buster'' Sanders, 88, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000.

Mr. Earl Yon
NEW HOLLAND - Mr. Earl Yon, 76, of Poplar Springs Road, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mr. Howell Marchant Jr.
WARRENVILLE - Mr. Howell W. ``Jimmy'' Marchant Jr., 66, of Elizabeth Street, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at his residence.

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

Mr. Donnie Dent
Mr. Donnie Carmen Dent, 53, of Elizabeth Drive, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000.

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

Mr. Louis Butler
AIKEN - Mr. Louis M. Butler, 64, of Eastwood Court, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

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

Mr. Lawrence Brown
HODGES, S.C. - Mr. Lawrence Dayton ``L.D.'' Brown, of Morgan Road, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at his residence.

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

Mrs. Sarah Crawford
Mrs. Sarah Dyches Crawford, 81, of Martinez, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at Countryside Manor.

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

Mrs. Margaret Clements
Mrs. Margaret Louise Clements died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

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

Mrs. Myrtle Boswell
Mrs. Myrtle Spivey Boswell, 81, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

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

Lavaciette Houston
Lavaciette Tirnice Houston, of McElmurray Drive, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Douglas Watson
Mr. Douglas S. Watson, 82, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Vada Trotter
GREENWOOD, S.C. - Mrs. Vada Mae Trotter, 81, of Baldwin Street, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at National Health Care, Laurens.

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

Mrs. Carol Burroughs
Mrs. Carol Burroughs, 82, of Sibley Road, died Saturday, May 20, 2000 at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Lurlean Daniel

Mrs. Margaret Dion

Mrs. Christine Crump

Bennie Lee Sinclair,

Mrs. Margie Gill

Mrs. Mary Gooding

Mr. Lewis Stanley

Mr. Theodore Sanders

Mrs. Margaret Clements

Mr. Earl Yon

Mrs. Carol Burroughs

Mrs. Vada Trotter

Mrs. Mandy Hoose

Mrs. Nancy Wende

Mr. Harold Ross

Mrs. Christine Crump

Mrs. Mandy Hoose

Mr. Caswa Chatman

Mr. Jessie Young Sr.

Mr. John Butler

Mr. Randy Zanders

Mrs. Maebelle Suchanek

Mr. Douglas Watson

Mrs. Lou Jones

Mr. Donnie Dent

Ms. Loretta Myrick

Lavaciette Houston

Disbarring Clinton
President Clinton was jarringly reminded again of his sca

Taiwan's new president begins new chapter for sovereign state
TAIPEI, Taiwan - A hotel employee clarifies the present reality of two Chinas: ''I want independence, but independence would bring disaster.''

Harbin honest
I am so disgusted reading all the negative comments on Georgia state Rep. Ben Harbin, R-Evans. I know him personally and he is an honest, caring man. Wyoma L. Allen, North Augusta

Taiwan's new president begins new chapter for sovereign state
TAIPEI, Taiwan - A hotel employee clarifies the present reality of two Chinas: ''I want independence, but independence would bring disaster.''

Educator, visionary
The miracle of the John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School is that it exists at all. That existence can be traced to the efforts of its founder and principal, Beverly Barnhart, who, by all accounts, is a miracle worker.

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

Harbin's record misrepresented
State Rep. Ben Harbin, R-Martinez, has excellently represented the needs and issues facing Columbia County residents. Bob Hust, Evans

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

Taxpayers pay tab
In the May 17 news story, ``School board reviews the budget,'' the writer says that ``Taxpayers pay 30.2 percent of the budget.'' Bill Lee, Augusta

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

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

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

Disbarring Clinton
President Clinton was jarringly reminded again of his sca

Dr. Craft's sentence was Draconian
At his sentencing hearing, Dr. Robert Bruce Craft was given 20 years in prison and another 20 years on parole on charges of child molestation and exploitation. (Augusta Chronicle, May 19). Geoff King, Langley

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.

Schools snub Asian American month
President Clinton has proclaimed May as Asian Pacific American Heritage month. This follows the trend to set up specific months to honor and educate Americans on the ethnic heritage of its diverse people. Richard Hudson, 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 shortage is 20 years old
My parents have lived at the corner of Brown Road and Old Waynesboro Road for more than 20 years. Ever since I can remember there have been problems with them not having enough water. Laura Efird, Ft. Lewis, Wash.

Slave descendants well fed, wealthy
It's interesting that the African-Americans (as in National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) in this country who are descendants of slaves have become multi-millionaires, millions have homes, nice cars and are well-fed. James V. Parker, North Augusta

Editor plays God, will pay dearly
I am responding to the editorial on May 23, titled, ``Backward Baptists?'' It displayed a socialist indoctrination and promoted a feminazi logic. Who are you to judge the Bible and its creator? R.E. Sutherland, Aiken

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

Overtime: Stanford blitzes VCU for title

Racing facts: Indianapolis 500

Overtime: Golden Bear is honored by the Memorial

New faces are everywhere at Thurmond

Montoya listed as one of Indy favorites

Petty name will survive, family says

Races different as night and day

Little Al makes comeback

Turtles mandate changes
WILMINGTON, N.C. - Shrimp trawlers operating along the southeast Atlantic Coast from New Hanover County to Georgia will have to use giant escape hatches in their nets through June 2 to accommodate leatherback sea turtles migrating north.

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.

Air good aboard space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Atlantis' astronauts assured everyone back home Wednesday that they are breathing easy aboard the international space station, thanks to improved ventilation and small fans.

Microsoft, DOJ head back to court
Associated Press Writer

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.

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.

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.

Gates e-mails once again turn up in court
WASHINGTON - While arguing Wednesday for their proposal to break up Microsoft Corp., attorneys for the Justice Department revealed two new e-mails by company chairman Bill Gates which, they contend, show Microsoft's continuing efforts to dominate the software market.

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.

Coalition urges warnings on Internet medical treatment
NEW YORK -- As more doctors and therapists go online, a health-care coalition is urging them to warn patients about the limits of getting help on the Internet.

Critics say French Internet bill will trigger exodus

Air good aboard space station

Microsoft, DOJ head back to court

Government proposes fines for research violations

Gates e-mails once again turn up in court

Ecologists object to closing of agency

Cancer drugs show hazards as well as promise

Research rules get tougher

Turtles mandate changes