Laughing at Shakespeare

Fair excitement

'Barber' not intimidating, performers say
The Augusta Opera's production of The Barber of Seville may provide surprises for audiences familiar with Rossini's comedic classic.

Week of activities will celebrate children
Parades, fun and games are all part of Children's Week, which begins with a ceremony at 10 a.m. today at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Ninth Street at Riverwalk Augusta.

Harvey Danger defies one-hit expectations

Laughing at Shakespeare
James Worth, artistic director of the Augusta Theatre Company, has given the community a gift in his exquisite production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at the Bon Air Ballroom.

Applause calendar
Upcoming events in the Aiken-Augusta area.

Fair excitement
With a focus on family fun, the Columbia County Fair, now in its 35th year, continues to offer a variety of events and midway thrills.

Dance troupe will tell story of Cinderella in ballet form
Cinderella will trade in her glass slippers for ballet shoes this weekend when the Augusta Dance Theater presents its rendition of the famous fairy tale.

Artist enjoys mathematical side of his work
Herman Kunis gives his mobile a light flick, watching as the shapes follow their individual orbits. With a father's pride, he watches as his dynamic sculpture rotates, shifting and changing the symmetry.

'Barber' not intimidating, performers say

'Charlie' still a sweet treat
They have become enduring icons - Willy Wonka, the Oompa-Loompas and the elusive Golden Ticket.

'Charlie' still a sweet treat

Week of activities will celebrate children

Harvey Danger defies one-hit expectations
When Seattle band Harvey Danger's punk-infused, buzz-saw pop confection Flagpole Sitta climbed the charts in 1998, few expected the band to ever attain much more than one-hit-wonder status.

Artist enjoys mathematical side of his work

Ramblin' Rhodes
How would you like a job where you play basketball with Carlos Santana, chat backstage with Tim McGraw and Alan Jackson, golf with Tracy Lawrence and B.J. Thomas and play poker with members of the band Kansas?

Applause calendar

Dance troupe will tell story of Cinderella in ballet form

Braves notebook

Millwood's slump continues

Mets top Braves for second time

Braves notebook

Southern states give more freely

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stock prices fell Wednesday, failing to rebound as investors concerned about third-quarter results once again punished the shares of poor performers.

Campaign attracts travelers
South Carolina officials said an independent research firm's study shows the state's tourism campaign has generated more than $58 million in revenue.

Business briefs

Campaign attracts travelers

UPN affiliate returns to air after repairs
After being off-line for more than a week, the network that carries Star Trek: Voyager made repairs Wednesday to its local transmitter so it could continue beaming its signal into homes across the Augusta-Aiken area.

UPN affiliate returns to air after repairs

Video Update Inc. hits stock-price low

Apparel store comes to Evans
A new women's clothing boutique soon will open in the area recently designated as the Evans Town Center.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks shot higher Thursday, buoyed by rebounds in technology and blue chip issues as Wall Street regained its footing amid uncertainty about corporate profits.

Video Update Inc. hits stock-price low
Video Update Inc., the St. Paul, Minn.-based video-rental chain that recently closed one Augusta store and relocated another, hit a 52-week stock-price low this week.

Dump Dorsey

South Carolina notebook

Clemson notebook

Georgia Tech notebook

Arkansas trip brings uncertainty

Clemson QB is Heisman hopeful

College on the radio

Georgia and South Carolina notebook

College games on TV

Georgia Southern notebook

ACC notebook

Clemson notebook

Tech unhappy with slow start

Georgia notebook

Tracking area athletes

SEC notebook

Teams scrapping traditional offenses

Dump Dorsey

Why is Wessinger killing unsolved?

Schmoozing pays off

Install `Athens' rule

Amnesty member rips executions

Truth or jest?

Where are city's highway funds being used?

Unconvinced of sales tax value

Notes fear tactics

Columbia Countians treated badly

What candidate will do as sheriff

Sisler's religious beliefs aren't facts

Disgusted with baby-killer moms

Backs Webster's sheriff endorsement

Columbia County storm drainage solution proposed

Growing like weeds
Weeds can be a year-round problem in the lawn.

Capsules
Discarded needles in parks and other public places pose a potential risk for children, doctors warned last week.

Garden created to educate
Perennials from Past Generations is the theme for a new perennial garden under the train trestle at Riverwalk Augusta.

In the know
QUALITY TIME: The fifth annual National Eat Dinner Together Week, Sunday through Oct. 7, celebrates the American family's commitment to dinnertime and encourages families to extend

Savoring Sydney
While the world watched American swimmers race away from the Sydney Summer Olympics with 33 medals, most members of the Greater Augusta Swimming senior group could be found at home in front of their televisions.

Four share lead at German Masters

Howell receives Fred Haskins award

Duval back, Love trying to get going

S.C. prep notebook

Powerhouses pay a price

Prep Top Games

Prep on the air

Prep schedule

War Horses, Tigers meet in key game

Ga. prep notebook

Lynx goalie may land NHL-AHL contract

Southern states give more freely
Where do you find the most generous people in the United States?

Commission urged to launch search
The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce wants the city to go out into the world and bring back the best city administrator it can find to replace Randy Oliver.

Capsules

Garden created to educate

In the know

Savoring Sydney

Growing like weeds

Chief answers questions

Authority considers loan plans

Across the area

City seeks administrator
The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce wants the city to go out into the world and bring back the best city administrator it can find to replace Randy Oliver.

Watergate figure dies in Augusta
Frank Wills had as much to do with bringing down America's 37th president as Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein did.

Across the area
A man whose body was found in a wooded area died of asphyxiation after apparently hanging himself, Aiken County Coroner Sue Townsend said Thursday.

Commission urged to launch search

University team wins gene-mapping grant
The University of Georgia's investment in big science paid off this week.

Field experience
AIKEN - Bryant Fulmer's jaw dropped when he learned that chewing gum is a byproduct of swine.

Care home has history of charges

Arkansas trip brings uncertainty

Creation gets day to attest

Authority considers loan plans
It may be as exciting as watching paint dry, the bond consultant said, but the numbers that the Columbia County Development Authority is considering refinancing may catch the attention of taxpayers.

Few addresses allegations
WASHINGTON - Augusta officials painted their former fire chief as an honest man persecuted by biased media before Washington City Council members, who had questions Wednesday about ongoing investigations and possible legal action against him in Georgia.

Park boardwalk improves access

Church burn data irks group

Chief answers questions
WASHINGTON - When Ronnie Few departed for the nation's capital, he left Augusta with an abundance of questions but few answers.

Park boardwalk improves access
Beth Schussler can't wait to lead children across the new wooden boardwalk that snakes into the watery heart of Phinizy Swamp Nature Park.

SRS changes raise concerns

Church burn data irks group
ATLANTA - A new report from a federal law-enforcement task force undercounted the number of church burnings last year and gave a false sense that several groups are active in church rebuilding efforts, a watchdog group charged Wednesday.

Investigation troubles parents

Approval of drug elicits hope, fear
Physicians and those on both sides of the abortion debate in Augusta said the approval of the abortion pill Thursday was a milestone event in the controversial practice.

Watergate figure dies in Augusta

SRS changes raise concerns
Effective Sunday, some of Savannah River Site's most high-profile missions will be under new management.

Cement slaying trial gets gag order

Investigation troubles parents
Ronald and Pat Duncan are still waiting. And they're beginning to wonder.

Care home has history of charges
AIKEN -- Disturbing allegations of elderly abuse and neglect against the Ranson Community Care Home surfaced as early as 1989 when state officials received complaints about how the Ranson family was treating its residents.

Democrats rally for candidates
AIKEN - A small but enthusiastic cluster of Democrats got together Thursday night at the Aiken County Council Chambers to cheer their candidates on.

Creation gets day to attest
AIKEN - Glenn Wilson finally heard the answer he wanted after two years and 16 tries - local administrators will listen to his ideas about how the world began and consider teaching them in school.

Parolee faces sexual assault charge
GROVETOWN - A man who police say has a prior conviction on child molestation charges has again been charged with sexual assault - this time of an 11-year-old Grovetown girl.

Welfare funds go to work

Hodges tour will promote teacher raises
COLUMBIA - Gov. Jim Hodges will be in North Augusta on Tuesday - one of the stops on a state tour to tout his plan to raise teacher pay to national levels.

State aims at parental education

University team wins gene-mapping grant

Capital supports fire chief
WASHINGTON - Washington officials are making one thing clear about their possible future fire chief: They're more concerned about what he can do for them than what some accuse him of doing in Augusta.

Capital supports fire chief

Southern states give more freely

Approval of drug elicits hope, fear

Southern states give more freely
Where do you find the most generous people in the United States?

Cement slaying trial gets gag order
DANIELSVILLE - A Superior Court judge has issued a gag order in the highly publicized case of a Madison County woman charged with killing her boyfriend and encasing his body in cement.

State activists create water bill

Freshmen hail from out of state
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia officials on a perennial hunt to diversify the student body have uncovered a telling new statistic: At least half the members of this year's freshman class were born or lived outside Georgia during their lives.

State aims at parental education
COLUMBIA - Gov. Jim Hodges took the first step Thursday to get parents involved in their child's schoolwork when he signed legislation ordering districts to develop lengthy plans that promote participation.

Expert witness rejected
Failing to follow the rules could cost the mother of an Augusta man killed by sheriff's deputies a chance to present testimony from an expert.

Field experience

Education bill tops concerns
Local voters say their children will become unhealthy because the Georgia education reform bill eliminated the physical education requirement in schools.

Freshmen hail from out of state

Authority wants fixed-rate bond
It may be as exciting as watching paint dry, the bond consultant said, but the numbers that the Columbia County Development Authority is considering refinancing may catch the attention of taxpayers.

Education bill tops concerns

Across the area

Few addresses allegations

Delta offers low fare to Atlanta
Delta Air Lines is quietly promoting an $89 round-trip ticket from Augusta Regional Airport to Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.

State activists create water bill
Georgians have a right to timely enforcement of environmental laws governing clean water, according to a proposed ``Water Bill of Rights'' drafted by dozens of state environmental groups.

Welfare funds go to work
ATLANTA - The state is pouring $145 million in leftover federal welfare funds into an effort to get more Georgians off public assistance and into the work force.

Across the area
A Columbia County middle school pupil will remain on suspension until he faces a tribunal for taking a 6-inch pocketknife to school.

Smits retires

Panthers Smith out with aching knee

Panthers look to pile on to Dallas' defense

Mr. Dexter Stewart
Mr. Dexter R. Stewart, 54, of Hardwick Road, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. John Wylie Sr.
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mr. John Henry Wylie Sr., 63, of Moss Street, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000.

Mr. Hubert Newton
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Hubert Lee Newton, 86, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Phyllis Alton
ANKENY, Iowa - Mrs. Phyllis C. Alton, 78, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, in Madrid.

Mr. Curlis Brookins
TENNILLE, Ga. - Mr. Curlis Brookins, 72, of Jenkins Street, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Mr. E. Seaborn Proctor
MILLEN, Ga. - Mr. E. Seaborn ``Seab'' Proctor, 80, of Lewis Church Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Anna Menger
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Anna Cater Menger, 87, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Julia Brinson
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Julia Brinson, 74, of Fulcher Road, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Burke County Hospital, Waynesboro.

Mrs. Rebecca Johnson
OPA LOCKA, Fla. - Mrs. Rebecca Johnson died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000.

Mrs. Elaine Lawhead
AIKEN - Mrs. Elaine Bartholic Lawhead, 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Benjamin McNair
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. Benjamin McNair, 90, of Little Briar Creek Church Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at McDuffie County Regional Medical Center, Thomson.

Mr. Willie Gross
Mr. Willie Albert Gross, 80, of 15th Street, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Theresa Marshall
CLARKS HILL, S.C. - Mrs. Theresa Peck Marshall, 34, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Avrom Warren
MELDRIM, Ga. - Mr. Avrom Alvin Warren, 80, of Withlacoochee Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Savannah.

Mr. Louie Battle
Mr. Louie Battle, 53, of Cornell Drive, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Tunney Randall
NORRISTOWN, Ga. - Mr. Tunney Randall, 66, of Sumners Beach Road, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Inez Utley
Mrs. Inez Farr Utley, 76, of Yates Drive, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Rita Hanawalt
Mrs. Rita B. Hanawalt, 67, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Sarah Ward
ALEXANDER, Ga. - Mrs. Sarah C. Ward, of Harrison Road, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000.

Mrs. Sarah Norris
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mrs. Sarah Palmer Norris, 81, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at Warrenton Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Leona Bishop
WALTERBORO, S.C. - Mrs. Leona Geiger Bishop, 94, of Warren Street, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Colleton Medical Center.

Mr. Judson Zeigler Sr.
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. Judson E. Zeigler Sr., 67, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Screven County Hospital.

Mr. Clarence Davis
DEARING - Mr. Clarence Davis, 70, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Alice Lanterman
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Alice Brantley Lanterman, 84, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Statesboro Nursing Home.

Ms. Lillie Wilkerson
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Ms. Lillie Mae Wilkerson, 90, of Herndon Road, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Julia Brinson
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Julia Brinson, 74, of Fulcher Road, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Burke County Hospital, Waynesboro.

Mr. Henry Whisenhunt Jr.
Mr. Henry L. Whisenhunt Jr. died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Willie D'Antignac
Mrs. Willie Lena Walker D'Antignac, 82, of Kindling Drive, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Carter Brown
Mr. Carter Lyndell Brown, 33, of Broad Street, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Frank Wills
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Frank Wills, 52, of Five Notch Spur, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Marie Washington
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Marie Harden Washington, 72, of Butler Street, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Allendale County Hospital, Fairfax.

Mrs. Annie Morris
Mrs. Annie Lessie Morris, of Cape Town Court, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Jerry Orr
AIKEN - Mr. Jerry Claud Orr, 54, of Shaws Crest Drive, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000.

Mrs. Katie Griffin
Mrs. Katie L. Griffin, 92, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Thomas Sweet
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. Thomas Sweet, 53, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Agnes Snyder
WRENS, Ga. - Mrs. Agnes Snyder, 98, of Barton Street, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at National Health Care, North Augusta.

Mrs. Roberta Stauff
AIKEN - Mrs. Roberta Wright Stauff, 59, of Beaver Creek Lane, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Leroy Glover
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Leroy Glover, 90, of Talisman Drive, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Anne Maria Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.

Mrs. Dorothy Agee
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Dorothy N. Agee, 69, of Old Edgefield Road, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Ruth Trollinger
AIKEN - Mrs. Ruth Miller Trollinger, 77, of Wise Hollow Lane, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Frances Kelly
MCCORMICK, S.C. - Mrs. Frances Brown Kelly, 71, of Gold Hill Trailer Park, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, in Columbia.

Mr. Charlie Pope
RAYLE, Ga. - Mr. Charlie Pope, 86, of Callaway Road, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at McDuffie County Regional Medical Center, Thomson.

Mrs. Marie Washington

Mr. Dexter Stewart

Mrs. Rebecca Johnson

Mr. Willie Gross

Mrs. Inez Utley

Mr. Clarence Davis

Mr. Hubert Newton

Mrs. Annie Morris

Mr. John Wylie Sr.

Mrs. Frances Kelly

Mr. Charlie Pope

Mr. Leroy Glover

Mrs. Phyllis Alton

Mrs. Katie Griffin

Mrs. Sarah Norris

Mrs. Julia Brinson

Mrs. Roberta Stauff

Mrs. Agnes Snyder

Mr. Jerry Orr

Ms. Lillie Wilkerson

Mrs. Sarah Ward

Mr. Thomas Sweet

Mrs. Leona Bishop

Mrs. Dorothy Agee

Mrs. Julia Brinson

Mr. Curlis Brookins

Mrs. Elaine Lawhead

Mr. Louie Battle

Mrs. Alice Lanterman

Mr. Benjamin McNair

Mrs. Anna Menger

Mr. Tunney Randall

Mrs. Rita Hanawalt

Mr. Frank Wills

Mr. Avrom Warren

Mrs. Theresa Marshall

Postcard from Sydney

Russian champion upset by U.S. wrestler

This baseball team will be remembered

Wrestling: Douglas out of competition

Don't eat the 'mite

Norway tops U.S. for soccer gold medal

U.S. runners qualify for 200 meters final

Mistake cost Capel olympic medal

Boxing: Taylor advances

Jones: 2 gold medals down, 3 to go

Postcard from Sydney

High jump dashes heptathlon competitor's hopes

Fiscal restraint needed
Augusta-Richmond County commissioners will either exercise fiscal discipline or they won't.

Disgusted with baby-killer moms
Regarding The Chronicle's Sept. 12 report on the Fairfax woman who buried her child: Holli Bradberry, Augusta

Notes fear tactics
The Democratic Party's use of fear and division as a political device to gain votes is an indicator that the United States is quite possibly in a post-Christian Era. Recently fear tactics concerning drug costs for older Americans (Vice President Al Gore comparing costs of mother-in-law with the family dog's) even turned out to be deceptive. Dividing Americans through class envy and promoting a government redistribution of wealth smacks of communism and socialism, both oppressive to the human spirit. Gary Fuller, Augusta

Columbia County storm drainage solution proposed
The Columbia County ``runoff'' dilemma has been going on for the past 10 years without one iota of corrective action. As I recall, the Columbia County Conservative Political Action Committee and the Taxpayers Association registered their concerns back in 1991. These organizations even went so far as to identify the problem source to be the local builders and developers. ... Willis Clifton, Martinez

Where are city's highway funds being used?
Augusta seems to be receiving the short end of the stick in highway funds from the state of Georgia. We are not receiving new roads, paving and, especially, grass cutting that I have observed in other parts of the state. Bob Entwistle, Martinez

Amnesty member rips executions
As a member of the local Amnesty International chapter, I am saddened at your cartoon, and all the letters calling for the execution of Alexander Williams. Rebecca Batten, Augusta

Unconvinced of sales tax value
I have read with amusement your editorials urging citizens to vote for the local option sales tax, and finally praising those who voted to continue the tax as ``smart.''John Ballard, Augusta

Northland Cable failing its mission
Northland Cable Co., like all public franchises, has a responsibility to its customers. In Aiken it is falling down on the job. I'm not talking about frequent outages, or signal strength that varies dramatically. It's the programming, or the lack thereof. Chris Lydle, Aiken

Backs Webster's sheriff endorsement
Regarding Larry Hardy's Sept. 16 letter on Richmond County Sheriff Charlie Webster's endorsement of Ronnie Strength to succeed him: Allen Kelly, Hephzibah

Sisler's religious beliefs aren't facts
David Sisler's columns would have more credence if he would acknowledge his opinions and religious beliefs as such rather than presenting them as ``fact,'' regarding such topics as abortion, public prayer, etc. J.B.Locke, Aiken

S.C. senator a Clintonesque liberal
The response state Sen. Tommy Moore, D-Clearwater, gave to the Sept. 13 letter written by Lucille Brewer was arrogant and laughable. In this response he danced around the truth as skillfully as the Clintons do. Sen. Moore's voting record is public information, and Mrs. Brewer was 100 percent accurate: Victor T. Wright, Graniteville

Truth or jest?
``It's just like a bad relationship with a woman. You might be leaving her, but she might not be through with you.''

Schmoozing pays off
Nothing influences presidential candidates' poll numbers quite like an appearance on Oprah. Al Gore's post-convention lead over rival George W. Bush went through the roof after the Democrat nominee schmoozed with Oprah.

A classy manager
In the early 1990s when the Atlanta Braves went from ``last to first'' to become a major league powerhouse, the rivalry with the Los Angeles Dodgers was at a white heat level.

Install `Athens' rule
One of the biggest problems at Augusta's city hall is elected officials' meddling in the city's day-to-day operations.

Why is Wessinger killing unsolved?
On Nov. 22, 1997, a 47-year-old Aiken County woman named Janice Mixon Wessinger went for a 9 a.m. jog. Later in the day it was discovered that Ms. Wessinger had not returned home, and a search by friends of the family ensued. The multiple-stab-wound-covered body of Ms. Wessinger was found the next morning in a wooded area less than a mile from her home. P.K. Fitzgerald, Harlem

What candidate will do as sheriff
You'd want Leon Garvin as sheriff of Richmond County if: Donald Richard, Hephzibah

Columbia Countians treated badly
I have lived in Columbia County for 27 years and have never seen residents treated so badly. The Board of Education has stopped courtesy stops, endangering children's lives. The children have to walk on busy roads or in secluded areas to get on the bus or to get home. Rules apply to some and not to others. Charles D. Johnson Jr., Augusta

Enforcement left out of bill
I always love when our state representatives come up with these wonderful ideas, but conveniently leave out exactly how these ideas are going to be enforced. Georgia Sen. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, is correct in focusing on a problem of teen-agers driving. However, exactly how are the teens going to acquire these drivers-ed required hours. Michele D. Gaston

Anti-Semitism on rise in U.S.
It has taken me a few days to decide whether I should even bother answering R. Parker's Sept. 10 letter. Micki LaVine, Augusta

Gates' victory dance
Is Bill Gates dancing in the streets? He should be.

NASCAR drivers in denial

NASCAR extends next year's season

Overtime

Fishing tournament news

Schooling lake fish grow scarce

Scientists discover 'smart slime'
It may be some time before we see the slime mold Phsarum Polycephalum answering questions on ``Who Wants to be a Millionaire?'' but scientists have found that this simple, amoeba-like cell - without a brain, legs or eyes - is smart enough to find its way through a maze.

Better tracking urged in AIDS battle
WASHINGTON - The government should do a better job of tracking the spread of AIDS and battling the complacency that allows the deadly disease to spread, a new report said Wednesday.