Augusta beat bad by Bats

Braves snap win streak

Augusta bats tame RiverDogs

Braves notes: Pitching returning to form

Braves notes: Braves waiting on Sanders

Weaver to coach Lions in baseball

Maddux goes distance for Braves

Vacation greetings roll on in

Georgia-Pacific to buy rival
Georgia-Pacific Corp., which has sought to strengthen its position in the tissue and high-end paper products market, said Monday it will acquire Fort James Corp. for about $11 billion.

Bureau warns against scams

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks closed mixed Monday in listless trading as cautious investors took few chances ahead of the release today of key economic data used to gauge inflation.

Business briefs

Napster's co-founder from area
William ``Bill'' Bales was a typical child growing up in rural Thomson.

Georgia-Pacific to buy rival

Bureau warns against scams
In its most recent scam alerts, the Better Business Bureau cautions against phone flimflams, phony diplomas through the Internet and buying ads in illegitimate charity publications.

Napster's co-founder from area

Business briefs

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Technology stocks led the market lower Tuesday as investors locked in some gains.

Graybar acquires Ireland Electric Supply
Graybar Electric Co., one of the nation's largest distributors of electrical equipment, has acquired Augusta-based Ireland Electric Supply.

Trees still damaging monument

Teach kids abortion is murder

Award up in smoke

Some disposable items are good

Study the candidates

Supreme Court tramples liberties

Death tax veto must be overridden

Pro-death tax letter baffling

Ledo ripped

Planners and zoners pull a fast one

'Jesus Search' a rotten TV morsel

Why no reward for White's killer?

Equity in Sports Act perils cited

Clinton nail hit right on the head

Small portions
News that Heinz anticipates putting green ketchup into supermarkets (and the hands of children) this fall sent a tsunami of titters and ``Oh, boys'' across some segments of America - at least among those who remember Crystal Pepsi, yellow milk and blue polenta.

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.

Age old question: Applying caution can prevent many injuries at home
Q: How can I avoid injury at home? - T.R., Waynesboro

Participant kept weight down despite hectic schedule
Weight Loss 2000 participant Cathe Beebe has had a busy month.

Up in arms
The steamy days of summer demand not just short shorts, but less clothing on the arms, too. Tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, spaghetti straps and strapless tops are made to show off the biceps, triceps and shoulders.

Dreamy recipe
Some people daydream about sandy beaches or trips to Venice. I daydream about recipes.

Singh won't concede Open

Boardman wins age-group title

Westin: Pro returns to business of golf

Moving on up challenges Evans

South stars rally for win

Hockey interest remains high

Vacation greetings roll on in
We got in a big batch of vacation postcards over the weekend. Let's see who's going where.

Senate workhorse Coverdell dies at 61
ATLANTA -- U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell, a congressional workhorse who quickly ascended to a leadership post and served as the Senate point man for longtime friend George W. Bush, died Tuesday, one day after surgery for a stroke. He was 61. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Sen. Coverdell has brain surgery
ATLANTA - Sen. Paul Coverdell, R-Ga., underwent surgery at an Atlanta hospital Monday for a cerebral hemorrhage. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Up in arms

Participant kept weight down despite hectic schedule

Small portions

Dreamy recipe

Age old question: Applying caution can prevent many injuries at home

Log truck hits house
Ignoring the stop sign at the bottom of a sloping Dresden Way, a fully loaded, 80,000-pound log truck rumbled up onto the front porch of an Augusta home Monday.

Election officials ready precincts
Sue Burmeister spent Monday locked in her office. Robin Williams spent the day in his car.

In the Company of Whales

Experts urge students to research privacy
ATLANTA - Students should be asking colleges and universities about their privacy policies, making sure personal information isn't disseminated without permission, say legal experts.

Officials discussing drainage basin plan
A proposed detention pond for the Crane Creek drainage basin has been on the books for more than 30 years, but state and local officials met Monday afternoon to discuss the project and say they are officially one step closer to making it a reality.

Poll official receives honor for services
SAVANNAH - As Rose MarcAntonio winds through the hallways of the courthouse annex, where hundreds of poll workers wait in line to pick up their Election Day materials, her fellow volunteers have many hellos and kind words for her.

Coverdell in serious condition after brain surgery

Review panel agrees with disbarments
SAVANNAH - A special master's recommendation that two Savannah lawyers be disbarred for leaving a client a pauper on her death bed while walking away with $2.4 million was correct, a state disciplinary panel has ruled.

Coverdell in serious condition after brain surgery
ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell underwent what doctors described as successful brain surgery Monday, but his prognosis after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage remained uncertain.

Judge acquits Evans man in golf outing case
A judge Tuesday granted an acquittal to an Evans man accused of theft in a failed plan for two physicians to play golf at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Augusta to launch gun buyback plan
After several months of planning, the Augusta Housing Authority and Richmond County Sheriff's Department are planning to begin Augusta's first gun buyback program later this month.

Chase nets arrest in burglaries
A high-speed chase through south Augusta early Tuesday morning resulted in the arrest of the man wanted in a string of ``smash and grab'' burglaries Sunday and Monday.

Senator's stroke likely caused by bleeding in brain
The type of stroke Sen. Paul Coverdell most likely suffered results from bleeding in the brain and can have a wide range of severity and chances for recovery, Augusta doctors said.

Grunewald leads State Court race
Officials predicted about 33 percent voter turnout Tuesday in Burke County with races to decide two local judgeships and two seats on the county school board.

Teams target Peach Jam favorites

Events will celebrate disability protection
The 10th anniversary of the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act is being observed today through July 26 in the Augusta area.

Officials discussing drainage basin plan

Across the area
An Augusta physician accused of fondling a patient last week was indicted by a Richmond County grand jury Tuesday.

Chase nets arrest in burglaries

Mayor cites 'true friend' Mr. Coverdell a ''true friend of Augusta.''
``He had a unique understanding of local issues and worked tirelessly on behalf of our citizens,'' he said. ``I counted the senator among my political mentors, as he was to so many other public officials in Georgia.

State revokes student's license
Unlike most students caught with weapons on school property, Boy Scout Brian Agnew managed to avoid expulsion.

State, federal politicians honor senator
ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell, the only Georgia Republican to win re-election to the Senate during the 20th century, died Tuesday, one day after undergoing surgery to relieve pressure from a stroke.

Senate workhorse Coverdell dies at 61

City's court reporter wins clerk seat
The race for the new Columbia County clerk of court was expected to be close, but Cindy Mason handedly defeated Sandra ``Sam'' Washington in the Republican primary.

Log truck hits house
Ignoring the stop sign at the bottom of a sloping Dresden Way, a fully loaded, 80,000-pound log truck rumbled up onto the front porch of an Augusta home Monday.

Grunewald leads State Court race
Officials predicted about 33 percent voter turnout Tuesday in Burke County with races to decide two local judgeships and two seats on the county school board.

Democratic primary ballot
Democratic primary ballot

Republicans mourn loss of statesman
Instead of celebrating their campaign victories, many local Republicans spent Tuesday night mourning the unexpected loss of U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell.

Officers charge 3 in slaying
AIKEN - Police looking to solve a 90-day-old slaying found two of their suspects already in jail Monday.

Shooting suspects have charges pending
AIKEN - A suspect charged with killing an Aiken man has been in and out of jail on 11 charges since 1997, but only one of the charges has been before a court.

Teen convicted for threats

Area evading power outages
AIKEN - South Carolina and Georgia are in better shape than most of the nation this blistering summer - there's plenty of power for everybody, electricity provid-ers say.

Log truck hits house

Voters unseat Williams
In her first foray into the world of politics, Sue Burmeister pulled off one of the bigger upsets in years, unseating veteran lawmaker Robin Williams in the Republican primary race for state representative for District 114.

Singer's absence delaying inquiry

County awarded state aid
McCORMICK, S.C. - South Carolina's least-populated county is getting state help to improve first-grade readiness.

DOT plans to widen Davis Road
Jake Pollard can remember when Kate Davis sold candy at the counter of her country store.

Burke County will hold runoffs
Officials predicted about 33 percent voter turnout Tuesday in Burke County with races to decide two judgeships and two seats on the county school board. For the seat of retiring State Court Judge George W. Fryhofer, Edward J. Grunewald and Jerry Daniel are set for a runoff in August. Mr. Grunewald received 1,274 votes, or 39.7 percent. Mr. Daniel received 1,174 votes, or 36.5 percent. Jack Cox garnered only 764 votes.

Area evading power outages

City schedules first gun buyback project
After several months of planning, the Augusta Housing Authority and Richmond County Sheriff's Department are planning to begin Augusta's first gun buyback program later this month.

Democratic primary ballot

Events will celebrate disability protection

Families will unite to worship
WATKINSVILLE - Black Christians from throughout the state are expected to descend on Clarke and Oconee counties by the thousands this week with the goal of uniting families and teaching Biblical values.

Poll official receives honor for services

Teen convicted for threats
AIKEN - A Family Court judge convicted freshman Robert Turner on Monday for threats that threw Midland Valley High School into a panic just days before the anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre.

State, federal politicians honor senator

Area schools battle downsizing issue
The idea seems simple enough: lower class sizes so pupils can learn more.

Burke County will hold runoffs

Crimes might be linked
A string of south Augusta ``smash and grab'' robberies in a 24-hour period Sunday and Monday had investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff's Department looking for who did it.

Voters unseat Williams

Across the area
Police say they are close to an arrest after a late-night attempted robbery at an apartment on Seago Road.

Advocates give input on water

In the Company of Whales
As killer whales circle in a painted mural nearby, Clinton Peterson, 11, of Belvedere, puts on his shoes. Clinton took a break from Monday's high temperatures at the Aiken County Recreation Center pool on Highway 1 south of Aiken.

Across the area

Coverdell in serious condition after brain surgery
ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell underwent what doctors described as successful brain surgery Monday, but his prognosis after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage remained uncertain.

DOT plans to widen Davis Road

Officials discussing drainage basin plan
A proposed detention pond for the Crane Creek drainage basin has been on the books for more than 30 years, but state and local officials met Monday afternoon to discuss the project and say they are officially one step closer to making it a reality.

Doherty approaches new job with passion

Singer's absence delaying inquiry
AIKEN - Sheriff's officials will have to wait until at least Wednesday to interview soul singer and Beech Island resident James Brown about allegations he assaulted a utility worker at his home, authorities said Monday.

City schedules first gun buyback project

Blaze claims pets, leaves family homeless
GLOVERVILLE - Flames from a raging fire danced around the mill house that Nola Shepard calls home, but she braved them Monday to help two family pets trapped inside.

Shooting suspects have charges pending

Area schools battle downsizing issue

Dorsey: Doherty approaches new job with passion

Coverdell in serious condition after brain surgery

Proposals could lead to struggles

State revokes student's license

Republicans mourn loss of statesman

Log truck hits house

Review panel agrees with disbarments

Election officials ready precincts

Officials discussing drainage basin plan

Officers charge 3 in slaying

NBA has inside track on Chandler

Man denies theft charges

Across the area

Dorsey: NBA has inside track on Chandler

Blaze claims pets, leaves family homeless

County awarded state aid

Local team gets to taste Peach Jam

City's court reporter wins clerk seat

Players see value of current system

Sen. Coverdell has brain surgery

Man denies theft charges
Trial began Monday for an Evans man accused of theft in a failed plan for two out-of-state physicians to play golf at Augusta National Golf Club.

Augusta to launch gun buyback plan

Advocates give input on water
ATLANTA - State environmental regulators must step up monitoring of water quality if they are to gain the knowledge needed to develop an effective plan for managing Georgia's water supplies, advocates for local governments, water companies and environmental groups said Tuesday.

Falcons remain unsure of QB backup

Illinois knocks off tourney favorite

Mrs. Katherine Benton
ULMER, S.C. - Mrs. Katherine C. Benton, 52, of All Road, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Rufus Graham
NEWINGTON, Ga. - Mr. Rufus Lee Graham, 80, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Savannah.

Mrs. Eva Williams
THOMSON - Mrs. Eva Ivey Williams, 85, of Pecan Court, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Alta Baxter
ADRIAN, Ga. - Mrs. Alta Pearl Webb Baxter, 94, died Monday, July 17, 2000.

Mrs. Louise Strickland
Mrs. Louise Trull Strickland, 82, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Alvin Williams
Mr. Alvin Williams, of Dan Bowles Road, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at Beverly Manor Convalescent Center.

Mr. Thomas Wilson
PULASKI, Ga. - Mr. Thomas J. Wilson, 49, died Monday, July 17, 2000.

Mrs. Hazel Gignilliat
Mrs. Hazel Noel Gignilliat, 73, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, in Ocoee, Fla.

Mr. Charlie Darby Jr.
JAMAICA, N.Y. - Mr. Charlie Darby Jr., 87, of 116th Drive, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at Jamaica Medical Center.

Mr. Frank Donegan Sr.
Mr. Frank S. Donegan Sr., 85, of Martinez, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Charles Chandler
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Charles William Chandler, 63, of Bowden Pond Road, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Jennie Mitchum
WARRENVILLE - Mrs. Jennie Delane Barrs Mitchum, 71, of White Ash Street, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at her residence.

Karl W. Gustafson
Mr. Karl W. Gustafson, retired Army major general and former Army provost marshal general, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at West Lake Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Gustafson was 83.

Mr. Joe Bell Jr.
BEECH ISLAND - Mr. Joe Bell Jr., 85, of Williston Road, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Lottie Davis
WESTMINSTER, S.C. - Mrs. Lottie Griffin Davis, 83, of Whippoorwill Road, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at Oconee Memorial Hospital, Seneca.

Rev. Emma Walker
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Emma R. Walker, 67, of North Washington Street, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington.

Mr. Peter Baumgarten
AIKEN - Mr. Peter Karl Baumgarten, 74, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Otis Oubre
Mr. Otis J. Oubre, 70, of Raven Drive, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Raymond Johnson
Mr. Raymond J. Johnson, 71, of Clark Road, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Robert Salters
CONYERS, Ga. - Mr. Robert Lee Salters, 56, of Hildas Corner, died July 17, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Atlanta.

Mr. Billy Johnson
TWIN CITY, Ga. - Mr. Billy Fern Johnson, 78, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center, Swainsboro.

Mr. Pearlstine Hay Jr.
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mr. Pearlstine Hay Jr., 63, of Patterson Street, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at Providence Hospital, Columbia.

Mrs. Bobbie Farmer
WRENS, Ga. - Mrs. Bobbie L. Farmer, 62, of Grace Street, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Karl Way
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Karl Maurice Way, 29, of Pine Street, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at Burke County Hospital.

Mrs. Mildred Storey
AIKEN - Mrs. Mildred Cockrell Story, 60, of Silver Bluff Road, died Sunday, July 16, 2000.

Mr. Roosevelt Lyons
Mr. Roosevelt Lyons, of Neptune Drive, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. G.B. Price
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. G.B. Price, country singer and songwriter, died Sunday, July 16, 2000. Mr. Price was 71.

Mr. Charles Alexander
JACKSON - Mr. L. Charles ``Chuck'' Alexander, 89, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at National Health Care, North Augusta.

Mr. Robert Latimore
Mr. Robert Latimore, 71, of Johns Road, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at Beverly Manor Convalescent Center.

Mrs. Thelma Edison
THOMSON - Mrs. Thelma Edison, 95, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Eva Williams
THOMSON - Mrs. Eva Ivey Williams, 85, of Pecan Court, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. James Coursey
GROVETOWN - Mr. James ``Ho-C'' Eugene Coursey, 42, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Harold Holley
AIKEN - Mr. Harold F. Holley, 75, of Crane Court, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Samuel Dicks
ATLANTA - Mr. Samuel ``L'' Dicks, 78, of Veltre Circle, died Saturday, July 15, 2000.

Mr. Roy Scott
Mr. Roy Stevens Scott, 76, of Oxford Road, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Clarence Flanigan
CONYERS, Ga. - Mr. Clarence Flanigan Sr., 77, of Bryant Street, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Mildred Oglesby
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mrs. Mildred Redd Oglesby, 72, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Screven County Hospital.

Mr. Julius Clever
TRENTON, S.C. - Mr. Julius F.A. Clever, 77, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Center, Aiken.

Mrs. Katherine Mims
NORTH AUGUSTA, - Mrs. Katherine Upson Mims, 86, of Lakeview Road, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Hazel Holsonbake
Ms. Hazel Holsonbake, 66, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Faye Henslee
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mrs. Faye F. Henslee, 53, died Sunday, July 16, 2000.

Mrs. Mary Griffin
THOMSON - Mrs. Mary Lou Reese Griffin, 73, of Old Washington Road, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Linda Byrd
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Linda Garvin Byrd, 46, of Georgia Avenue, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Emory Barnes
Mr. Emory O. Barnes, 58, of Telfair Street, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. James Johnson
AIKEN - Mr. James Edward ``Booger'' Johnson, 54, of Chavous Road, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Rev. Emma Walker

Mr. James Coursey

Mr. Roy Scott

Mr. Pearlstine Hay Jr.

Mr. Robert Salters

Mr. Clarence Flanigan

Mr. Rufus Graham

Mr. Frank Donegan Sr.

Mr. Raymond Johnson

Mr. Otis Oubre

Mr. Alvin Williams

Mrs. Faye Henslee

Mrs. Lottie Davis

Mrs. Thelma Edison

Mr. Charles Alexander

Mrs. Mildred Oglesby

Mrs. Linda Byrd

Mr. Robert Latimore

Mr. G.B. Price

Mr. Thomas Wilson

Mr. Billy Johnson

Mrs. Eva Williams

Mr. Roosevelt Lyons

Mrs. Katherine Mims

Mrs. Jennie Mitchum

Mrs. Louise Strickland

Mrs. Mary Griffin

Mr. Karl Way

Mrs. Alta Baxter

Mr. Samuel Dicks

Mrs. Hazel Gignilliat

Mrs. Eva Williams

Mr. Joe Bell Jr.

S.C.'s tax-free days
OK, all you consumers out there. Get ready to shop 'til you drop in South Carolina early next month. Gov. Jim Hodges has set the dates for the sales tax free holiday.

Death tax veto must be overridden
The U.S. House and Senate recently approved a measure important to the survival of small businesses and family farms in our community - the elimination of the estate tax. President Bill Clinton has threatened to veto the bill. Lee Muns, Martinez

Some disposable items are good
The Chronicle's July 7 editorial cartoon is dead on target in depicting a society that regards viable babies as an inconvenience to be trashed under the guise of ``partial birth abortions.'' Chris Lydle, Aiken

Trees still damaging monument
I wrote to both Mayor Bob Young and The Augusta Chronicle last July and my letter was published in the newspaper. It sounded good, but nothing was done about it. Joseph A. Lown, Augusta

Assurance sought on Hendrick care
Recently I read in The Augusta Chronicle that Mrs. Peter Hendrick (Linda Gail Hendrick's mother) was having great difficulty getting a letter from Richmond County School Superintendent Dr. Charles Larke, stating that the county would provide all of Ms. Hendrick's care while she is alive. Albert N. Milliron, Martinez

Clinton nail hit right on the head
Cal Thomas, along with Walter Williams, could have become just as successful as carpenters as they have been at being columnists, this due mainly to their ability at hitting nails squarely on the head. Andy Chandler, Augusta

Aiken's Judge Ito?
Nothing better illustrates the adage that justice delayed is justice denied than the death penalty case against Arthur Hastings Wise, charged with the grisly R.E. Phelon Co. massacre in Aiken.

Why no reward for White's killer?
Two years ago 40-year-old David Holt was murdered. This was a heinous crime. The family, friends, co-workers and indeed the greater Augusta community suffered a terrible loss. Barbara Thurmond, Augusta

Planners and zoners pull a fast one
The Augusta Planning and Zoning Commission has pulled a fast one. They granted a special exception to the city zoning ordinance in a hush-hush meeting for a 200-bed transitional center on 21 acres located just off Highway 56 (Mike Padgett Highway). Margo Ingram, Augusta

'Jesus Search' a rotten TV morsel
ABC and Peter Jennings promised us a steak with Search for Jesus that aired June 27, but the meal they offered for two hours was a rotten morsel unfit for a stray dog. The program was another piece of poor journalism that's becoming all too common. Patrick Barkley, Aiken

Pro-death tax letter baffling
Victor Reilly's July 8 letter to the editor has left me baffled. I still do not know if the author was writing it as a parody or if he could have been serious in his arguments for the inheritance tax. David Allen, Aiken

Equity in Sports Act perils cited
After reading the recent article on the new Georgia law, the Equity in Sports Act, I can only imagine how many school districts' athletic departments will be scrambling to comply with the legislation. Steve Grinstead, Martinez

Supreme Court tramples liberties
The U.S. Supreme Court just told the South it must not have organized prayer before public school football games. I'm reminded of what a good Southerner, Patrick Henry, once said: ``Give me liberty or give me death!'' P.K. Fitzgerald, Harlem

Teach kids abortion is murder
Our young people deserve the truth, but a blanket has been thrown over the truth. If a person who says abortion is not taking a life actually witnessed a partial-birth abortion, he would in all honesty have to change his mind. Donna Boland, Waynesboro

Study the candidates
There's no way to guarantee that the democratic system will work in any society, but a sure way to undermine it is if a majority of registered voters leave decisions on elections to a voting minority.

Award up in smoke
For the decades of lies promulgated by cigarette makers about the safety of their product, they deserved the $145 billion class action judgment a Florida jury levied on them Friday.

Ledo ripped
Re Michael Ledo's June 27 Chronicle letter regarding a woman's role in the Christian church and his skepticism of God's miracles: The point at which God can be explained is the point at which he ceases to be God. Charles E. Key, New Ellenton

Overtime: Lynx add three to roster

Overtime: Drag boat races on tap this weekend

Jones on track for five golds

Americans are too clean, experts complain
ATLANTA -- Mom would be proud: All that nagging about washing your hands and cleaning behind the ears finally sank in -- perhaps too much.

Findings help explain space-travel effects
WASHINGTON -- A team of French researchers may have uncovered a clue to why space travel affects the human body.

Overwhelmed by e-mail
CHICAGO -- John Parker's heart sank last week when he returned from a two-week vacation to find well over 250 e-mails awaiting him.

Xtreme movies

`Scary Movie' a frighteningly good time

Making everything happen

Xtreme poll

Xtreme advice
``I like this girl and she likes me, too, but she's engaged. The only reason she's marrying the dude is because they've got a kid together. I really care about her and I know she cares about me. What should I do?'' - 17-year-old Augusta boy

Calling all guys!

Calling all guys!
Out of more than 60 applications for the 2000-2001 Xtreme teen board, only five were from boys. So we're giving guys another chance to be a part of a group that serves as ambassadors for the section and newspaper. You can also gain great journalism experience if you write, take photos or draw.

Your style

Xtreme poll
Here are the results from last week's Xtreme reader poll asking whether teens who spend a lot of time online should ``get a life'' or ``keep on surfing.''

Making everything happen
Note: Xtreme sent three teen board members to Fort Gordon's Barton Field last week to get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into putting together a concert, in this case the first stop for Australian band Savage Garden's national tour.

Xtreme calendar
Grease will be the word when campers at the Augusta Preparatory Day School theater camp stage the musical at 7 tonight and Thursday night at the school's Goodwin Commons, 285 Flowing Wells Road. Tickets are $5. Call 863-1906.

Xtreme advice

`Scary Movie' a frighteningly good time
PLOT: There's not really a plot. It's basically Scream/I Know What You Did Last Summer rolled together with laughs implanted in the scary parts. But it's about a group of friends who suspect after a girl from their school (Ms. Electra) is killed that her murderer is after them because of some guy they killed when they were driving recklessly the previous Halloween.

Snoozing the summer away

Snoozing the summer away
Ask teens what their favorite part of summer is and you'll likely hear one of two things: no school and sleeping late.

Xtreme movies
THE IN CROWD: Poor but talented Adrien Williams (Lori Heuring) is brought into an exclusive social circle of upper-crust college students while working at a country club. Soon she's dating a tennis pro (Matthew Settle) who's the boyfriend of Brittany Foster (Susan Ward), who brought her into their world. Brittany is not exactly happy and seeks revenge on the upstart Adrien. Rated PG-13 (for violence, sexuality, language and drug content).

Your style
THE FACTS: Valerie Kneece, 12, a rising eighth-grader at Merriwether Middle School.

Americans are too clean, experts complain

Overwhelmed by e-mail

Findings help explain space-travel effects