Yankees 3, Mets 2

Clemens fined

Mets 4, Yankees 2

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Blue chip stocks surged Tuesday, but technology issues fell back.

County rezones for subdivision
An area of industrial land has been rezoned for a new upscale subdivision project, proving again that building bedrooms is Columbia County's primary business.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks fell sharply Wednesday, pulling the Nasdaq composite index down 190 points.

Augusta loses its Smiles

Business briefs

Business briefs

Broadband expands locally
They might not be moving at the lightning-quick speed that their Internet connections allow, but broadband service providers in the metro Augusta area are reaching out to potential customers at a similar breakneck pace.

Augusta loses its Smiles
From now on, there will be fewer smiles around Augusta.

Broadband expands locally

Georgia Southern notebook

Georgia Tech notebook

Bulldogs need rushing yards

Clemson No. 7 in BCS standings

Clemson notebook

Georgia Southern notebook

Clemson prepares for Ga. Tech game

Georgia Tech notebook

Clemson notebook

Georgia notebook

Pound animals do make good pets

Army morale boost?

They're not suspects; they're guilty

Two plans analyzed

Augustans, clean up your trashy act

Resents newspaper's recommendations

Calls for commissioner's ouster

Defeat lottery for South Carolina

Penny tax a boon to Aiken teens

Sisler's views damage religion

Back Barnes for school board

Challenger towers over Diane Ford

Reject S.C. lottery

Book gives simple ideas for costumes
NEW YORK - Halloween is creeping up on us. You can feel it approaching in the cooler air and see it in the pumpkins on porches and windowsills.

Small portions
A fund-raising community cookbook first published by the National Council of Negro Women more than 40 years ago has been re-released.

Chowder down
When autumn hits, the soup pot is a common sight on the stove at my house. There's just something about the aroma and warmth of a bowl of hearty, homemade soup.

Capsules
$tress is costly Persistent stress has long been considered harmful to health. Now a new study indicates that the health costs of stress in the workplace may be more than anyone thought.

Looking Boootiful
Green glop, blue goo and a peeling face - don't run shrieking; they're supposed to make you look and feel better.

In the know
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.

Payne Stewart family sues

Golf course shows improvement

Guy works magic on Augusta course

Blue Devils, Hawks have sights on title

Lynx notebook

Healthy Swinson productive for Lynx

Officials seek shooting suspect
AIKEN - Aiken County authorities are looking for a man wanted for questioning in connection with the Oct. 6 shooting death of Jason Bernard Cook.

Sheriff's office releases sketch
Aiken County authorities have released a sketch of a man wanted for questioning in connection with the Oct. 6 shooting death of Jason Bernard Cook. Full story

DA to seek death penalty for Rivera
The district attorney filed notice Wednesday he intends to seek the death penalty if Reinaldo J. Rivera is convicted of murder. The official, written notice was filed the day after Mr. Rivera, 37, was indicted by the Richmond County grand jury on multiple charges including murder in the Sept. 4 fatal attack on Fort Gordon Sgt. Marni Glista, 21. Full story

Rivera indicted
Reinaldo J. Rivera was indicted on multiple charges Tuesday including murder, rapes, sodomy and aggravated assaults. Full story

Shooting suspect denied bond
BARNWELL - A magistrate judge denied bond Wednesday morning for the 18-year-old charged in the double homicide at Sonic Drive-In, sending the suspect back to jail.

Capsules

Book gives simple ideas for costumes

Looking Boootiful

Chowder down

In the know

Small portions

Chilling gas prices forecast for winter

Concert crowd falls short of estimate
The James Brown concert held earlier this month at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center sold just 1,700 tickets, not the 3,000 previously reported.

Aiken County weighs worth of tax

Aiken County weighs worth of tax
North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones put in his 2 cents worth Wednesday on Aiken County's possible 1 cent tax increase.

City undertakes final fire chief interviews
Three final candidates vying to become Augusta's new fire chief were introduced to the high expectations of city officials during the second and final round of interviews Tuesday afternoon in the county municipal building.

Charges pile up
SALUDA, S.C. - What began with one woman's complaint against a Saluda County funeral home owner and an alleged phony burial contract has gotten 45 times worse.

Hopeful rallies for restaurant

Cities make plans for Halloween
Ghosts and goblins will be out in force Tuesday evening because, unlike last year, trick-or-treating will take place on Halloween night.

Prosecutor to seek death penalty
The district attorney filed notice Wednesday he intends to seek the death penalty if Reinaldo J. Rivera is convicted of murder.

Insurer faces discrimination lawsuit
AIKEN - A woman has filed a lawsuit against an insurance giant in an Aiken County court, joining dozens of other blacks in the state suing the company for allegedly charging higher premiums to minorities for decades.

Across the area
The Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole has refused parole for an Augusta man who surprised a woman holding her infant child and killed her with a hammer.

Brothers fight; 1 stabbed
A 13-year-old was still in surgery late Wednesday after he allegedly was stabbed by his 11-year-old brother at their apartment complex on 12th Street.

Board tables media policy
Columbia County school board members have decided to give the media another chance before taking action on policy changes aimed at limiting disruptions by members of the press.

Hodges talks with teachers
GLOVERVILLE - It initially was billed as a chance to discuss Gov. Jim Hodges' plan to let teachers get master's degrees tuition free through his lottery initiative.

Health center votes to buy facility

Bond denied for suspect in shooting

Insurer faces discrimination lawsuit

Hodges talks with teachers

Prosecutor to seek death penalty

Authorities say remains are Dingess

County seeks input on plan for growth
Columbia County officials are mapping the next few years of development - and they are looking for public help.

Bond denied for suspect in shooting

Site's cleanup to cost millions
Removing garbage from the abandoned Goldberg Brothers junkyard off Gordon Highway will cost $2.3 million to $2.5 million, according to estimates by a state hazardous-waste contractor.

Charges pile up

Jury returns guilty verdict
It seemed like it would never happen.

Jury returns guilty verdict

Health center votes to buy facility
A local mental health group received internal approval Tuesday in its attempt to buy the former Charter Behavioral Health Systems hospital in Augusta.

Fish fry seeks unity along racial lines

DA to seek death penalty for Rivera

Across the area

Site's cleanup to cost millions

DNR board split over poultry waste

Hospital may sell building

Slaying, crash kill two

Area road makes dangerous list

Workers contain gas leak

Cities make plans for Halloween

City undertakes final fire chief interviews

Retired physician joins stroke study

Sheriff's office releases sketch

Correction

Anti-litter campaign
Danny Agerton of Richmond County Public Works division throws campaign signs into the back of his county truck at the corner of Mike Padgett Hwy and Lumpkin Road. Richmond County, on Wednesday was enforcing a local ordinance that requires the public roadsides to remain clear of debris, and county officials consider the political signs to fall under that category.

Bond denied for suspect in shooting
BARNWELL, S.C. - A magistrate judge denied bond Wednesday for the 18-year-old charged in the double homicide at Sonic Drive-In.

Slaying suspect indicted

Mattingly expresses confidence
Mack Mattingly was in Augusta only for a few hours Tuesday, but he still had enough time to take some shots at Sen. Zell Miller, Mr. Mattingly's chief rival in the race for one of Georgia's U.S. Senate seats.

Mattingly expresses confidence

County will decide poker rules
An ordinance limiting where businesses with video poker machines could be located is expected to go before Columbia County's commissioners before the end of the year.

Survivor identifies defendant

Hospital may sell building
University Hospital is preparing to sell a vacant medical office building in North Augusta to First Baptist Church of North Augusta for $1.5 million.

Fish fry seeks unity along racial lines
Former Mayor Ed McIntyre sponsored an annual fish fry Wednesday at Julian Smith Barbecue Pit in hope of eradicating the racial divide between black and white residents of Augusta.

Concert crowd falls short of estimate

Retired physician joins stroke study
After a career of conducting research into hormones such as insulin and testosterone, Henk Scholer finds himself on the other side.

Chilling gas prices forecast for winter
Augusta motorists are still paying more for gasoline than they have since the Persian Gulf War, despite per-gallon prices falling more than 10 cents from the all-time high this summer.

Athens fights potential serial rapist
ATHENS, Ga. - Safety advocates have mobilized to blanket Athens with composite sketches of a possible serial rapist targeting young women after they leave bars in downtown Athens - a crime prevention effort that has become grimly familiar in this college town.

Slaying suspect indicted
A Richmond County grand jury indicted Reinaldo J. Rivera on Tuesday not only in the slaying of Marni Glista and the attack on Chrisilee Barton but also in the fatal attack on Tabatha Bosdell.

Survivor identifies defendant
It should have been the best of times at Beach High School. Instead, it turned deadly for two youths and nearly so for a third.

Cities' services get new home
NEW ELLENTON - Jurors summoned to appear in Beech Island and Jackson's Magistrate Court won't have to complain much longer about the long drive to the office's temporary home in New Ellenton.

Correction
A University Hospital board was misidentified in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle. The board that is meeting today and must approve a real estate transaction is University Health Services.

Hopeful rallies for restaurant
WEST COLUMBIA - Corporations trying to crush barbecue magnate Maurice Bessinger are catering to blacks who believe in nobody's freedom but their own, Reform Party vice presidential candidate Ezola Foster said Tuesday at a free-speech rally.

Board prioritizes projects
Augusta commissioners will spend the coming months protecting their pet projects and picking which ones may get pushed aside as they work to prioritize the fourth phase of the recently renewed 1 cent sales tax.

Cities' services get new home

Anti-litter campaign

Authorities say remains are Dingess
The family of slaying victim Melissa Dingess began funeral arrangements Wednesday after authorities finally were able to match dental records to the teen's skeletal remains.

Board prioritizes projects

Board tables media policy

Bond denied for suspect in shooting
BARNWELL, S.C. - A magistrate judge denied bond Wednesday for the 18-year-old charged in the double homicide at Sonic Drive-In.

Officials seek shooting suspect

Slaying, crash kill two
An Augusta man was found slain in his home off Peach Orchard Road on Wednesday with injuries to his head and neck, about 11 hours after a neighbor driving the dead man's vehicle was involved in a fatal crash in downtown Augusta.

Authorities say remains are Dingess
The family of slaying victim Melissa Dingess began funeral arrangements Wednesday after authorities finally were able to match dental records to the teen's skeletal remains.

DNR board split over poultry waste
RINGGOLD, Ga. - A member of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday attacked a proposal to hold poultry companies responsible for disposal of animal wastes and predicted a majority of the board will defeat it next month.

Cities make plans for Halloween
Ghosts and goblins will be out in force Tuesday evening because, unlike last year, trick-or-treating will take place on Halloween night.

Workers contain gas leak
A Grovetown construction crew cut a gas line early Wednesday, forcing the evacuation of several businesses, including the Columbia County Water and Sewer Department.

Authorities say remains are Dingess

Area road makes dangerous list
Never let it be said that Reader's Digest didn't warn you:

Across the area
Twin brothers convicted of taking part in shootings at local nightclubs were sentenced to prison Wednesday.

Prosecutor to seek death penalty

Athens fights potential serial rapist

Prosecutor to seek death penalty
The district attorney filed notice Wednesday he intends to seek the death penalty if Reinaldo J. Rivera is convicted of murder.

Across the area

Wright to be out 2-3 weeks

Carruth trial in jury selection

Mrs. Louise Richardson
AIKEN - Mrs. Louise Richardson, 76, of Red Oak Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Roy Williams Sr.
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Roy J. Williams Sr., 76, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. John Burks Jr.
Mr. John B. Burks Jr., 58, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Julia Ellison
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Julia Mae Ellison, 89, of Patricia Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Keri Haller
CLEARWATER - Mrs. Keri Crytzer Haller, 44, of Jefferson Davis Highway, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Essie Oliphant
WRENS, Ga. - Mrs. Essie Bell Oliphant, 88, of William Street, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Ms. Inez Jones
Ms. Inez Jones, 91, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home.

Mr. Cecil Beggs Sr.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Mr. Henry Cecil Beggs Sr., 57, of Forest Trail, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Coosa Valley Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Frances Arnett
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Mrs. Frances West Arnett, 90, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000.

Mrs. Sarah Wasden
VALDOSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Sarah Riley Wasden, 89, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at South Georgia Medical Center.

Axel Jones
Axel Keith Jones, infant son of Tony Jones and Jennifer Walton, both of Appling, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Mary Elam
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Mary Delores Elam, 48, of Augusta Highway, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Frances Hutto
PERRY, S.C. - Mrs. Frances Buffington Hutto, 80, of West Railroad Avenue, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Sterling Sewell
THOMSON - Mr. Sterling Eugene Sewell, 72, of Ellington Avenue, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, in Twin City.

Mr. Earl Davis Sr.
DAVISBORO, Ga. - Mr. Earl Anthony Davis Sr., 92, of Heard's Bridge Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Extended Care Facility, Sandersville.

Mr. John Burks Jr.
Mr. John B. Burks Jr., 58, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Thomas Burke
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Mr. Thomas Clifford Burke, 70, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000.

Miss Hilda Taylor
GROVETOWN - Miss Hilda H. Taylor, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home, Augusta.

Mrs. Julia Walker
Mrs. Julia Walker, of Fenwick Street, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Terry Wright
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. Terry L. Wright, 37, of Railroad Street, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at West Lake Manor Nursing Home, Augusta.

Mrs. Constance Morris
Mrs. Constance ``Connie'' Morris, 46, of Evangeline Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Jason Mills
Mr. Jason Eric Mills, 29, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Clifford Vought
Mr. Clifford Stanley Vought, 80, of Martinez, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Minnie Bogeslov
Mrs. Minnie Bogeslov, 96, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Mary Monaghan
THOMSON - Mrs. Mary Ann Monaghan, 67, of Brinkley Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Raleigh Long Sr.
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Raleigh M. Long Sr., 83, of Long Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Jacob Roberts
Mr. Jacob Marion Roberts, 84, of Chase Road, Evans, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Virginia Davis
Mrs. Virginia E. Davis, 73, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Eloise Snider
GIBSON, Ga. - Mrs. Eloise Snider, 73, of Bell Spring Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Floy Shelton
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Floy ``Nell'' Shelton, 65, of D.L. Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Mr. Murphy Helton
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Julian Murphy Helton, 50, of Archer Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Joseph Usry
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Joseph Lamar Usry, 50, of Bolin Road, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000.

Mrs. Joyce Brock
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Joyce Lovelace Brock, of Waccamaw Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Daisy Thompson
Mrs. Daisy Dell Thompson, 82, of Minto Street, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Dorothy Jones
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Dorothy Kirby Jones, 82, of Lorraine Drive, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Dr. Joseph Usry
NORTH AUGUSTA - Dr. Joseph Lamar Usry, 50, of Bolin Road, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000.

Mrs. Rosa Carter
Mrs. Rosa Carter, of Jackson Street, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Carolyn Kendrick
THOMSON - Mrs. Carolyn Moss Kendrick, 42, of Rock House Road, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Mary Gilbert
Mrs. Mary Alice Bigham Gilbert, 83, of Evans, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Brandon Wilde Pavillion.

Mrs. Linda Shampine
Mrs. Linda K. Shampine, 98, of Herbert Lane, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Jimmy Mayse Sr.
RICHWOOD, W.Va. - Mr. Jimmy Mason Mayse Sr., 54, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, in Lewisburg.

Mr. Willie Wallenzine
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Mr. Willie Richard Wallenzine, 68, of Senator Pettus Avenue, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000.

Mr. Robert Taylor
Mr. Robert Kevin Taylor, 38, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000.

Mr. Jason Mills

Mr. Jacob Roberts

Mrs. Frances Hutto

Mrs. Minnie Bogeslov

Mr. Robert Taylor

Mr. John Burks Jr.

Mr. Terry Wright

Mr. Roy Williams Sr.

Mr. Cecil Beggs Sr.

Mrs. Keri Haller

Axel Jones

Mrs. Sarah Wasden

Mrs. Daisy Thompson

Mrs. Dorothy Jones

Mrs. Floy Shelton

Dr. Joseph Usry

Mr. Thomas Burke

Ms. Inez Jones

Mrs. Frances Arnett

Mrs. Julia Walker

Miss Hilda Taylor

Mrs. Linda Shampine

Mrs. Carolyn Kendrick

Mrs. Louise Richardson

Mrs. Joyce Brock

Mrs. Eloise Snider

Mrs. Essie Oliphant

Mrs. Julia Ellison

Mr. Sterling Sewell

Mrs. Mary Gilbert

Mr. Joseph Usry

Mr. Earl Davis Sr.

Mr. Willie Wallenzine

Mrs. Constance Morris

Mr. Murphy Helton

Mr. Jimmy Mayse Sr.

For the sake of the children, stop the war on education board
AFTER THE Oct. 12 meeting of the state Board of Education, newspapers around Georgia carried stories with headlines such as, ``Schrenko and school board go to war.''

Kent: Mack is back; thoughts on Paula, J.B.
LIKE MODERN-day Paul Reveres, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and former Sen. Mack Mattingly, R-Ga., came to Augusta Tuesday to echo presidential candidate George W. Bush's warning about our nation's declining military readiness.

Defeat lottery for South Carolina
As Nov. 7 nears, South Carolina will be faced once again with a decision of morality. Howard Boyd, Langley

Pound animals do make good pets
It's a shame that animal shelter director Dr. Bonnie Bragdon doesn't feel that animals in the pound make suitable pets. I know many people who disagree with her. Dana Park, Hephzibah

Sisler's views damage religion
David Sisler has contributed to the continuing destructive course of religious fundamentalism in American religion through his Oct. 14 column, ``When moral foundations are abandoned.'' Phillip J. Daley, Hephzibah

Rivera victims sought attention
A local radio talk-show host made a comment Oct. 17 about the character of the girls Reinaldo Rivera has allegedly admitted killing. M.E. Sorrell, Evans

They're not suspects; they're guilty
Regarding the Reinaldo Rivera case and the shootings at the Sonic drive-in restaurant in Barnwell: When an idiot like Mr. Rivera allegedly tells police where remains of persons he has murdered are located and the authorities find them at that location, why is he still called a suspect? Jack Flynn Jr., Martinez

Augustans, clean up your trashy act
Who, me pick up trash? That's not my job. L.M. Usry, Augusta

Art Institute hails education story
On behalf of the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, I thank Chronicle staff writer Clarissa J. Walker for the Sept. 30 feature story on our Community Art Education Center project. Cheryl W. O'Keeffe, Augusta

Country needs another Thomas Reed
In 1890 the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives was Thomas B. Reed of Maine, one of the most remarkable men ever to occupy that post. Not only an able politician, he was without par as an orator and debater. A large number of his epigrams have become common to our language. Larry Heinrich, Aiken

Resents newspaper's recommendations
I was glad to see The Chronicle give details on the amendments in the upcoming election. However, I was somewhat disturbed that The Chronicle took it upon itself to tell me how to vote. My wife and I, and the people of South Carolina and Georgia, are intelligent enough to make up our own minds on these important issues. To me, this attitude smacks of Big Government constantly telling us what is best for us, assuming the electorate is too ignorant to make intelligent decisions. Don Seemuller, Aiken

Challenger towers over Diane Ford
Columbia County Commission candidate Jim Bartley may be a builder, but he doesn't have the special interests behind him. In fact, Mr. Bartley refused to take political action committee money. Friends and business people in the county who see the need for change in District 5 are financing his campaign. Billy Ray Morris, Evens

Delta's service draws high praise
Last February my wife and I booked round trip reservations to Canada with Delta Airlines. We were to fly Delta to Montreal with connecting flights from Augusta to Atlanta and back to Augusta. B.H. Dyches, Aiken

Kent: Mack is back; thoughts on Paula, J.B.
LIKE MODERN-day Paul Reveres, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and former Sen. Mack Mattingly, R-Ga., came to Augusta Tuesday to echo presidential candidate George W. Bush's warning about our nation's declining military readiness.

Penny tax a boon to Aiken teens
``There's nothing to do in Aiken.'' Sam Erb, Aiken

Calls for commissioner's ouster
Facts about Columbia County Commissioner Diane Ford: Robert Hockman, Evans

For the sake of the children, stop the war on education board
AFTER THE Oct. 12 meeting of the state Board of Education, newspapers around Georgia carried stories with headlines such as, ``Schrenko and school board go to war.''

Reject S.C. lottery
Many South Carolinians are understandably dismayed that Gov. Jim Hodges has sought and received at least $10,000 each for his lottery campaign from three New York investment firms that are, at the same time, seeking contracts to handle billions of dollars worth of tobacco settlement bonds.

Back Barnes for school board
Many people have either worked with or observed the dedicated contributions of Marion E. Barnes. His educational experiences extends for decades. His mastery of administration and love for young people is exceptional. Fred Stallings, Augusta

Stalled science ed
Georgia Board of Education Chairman Otis Brumby, in a guest column Wednesday, says if there is ``a war'' between state School Superintendent Linda Schrenko and his panel, it is ``unilateral'' from her side.

Two plans analyzed
With all the number-crunching by the two presidential campaigns, ordinary Americans have a hard time figuring out what the candidates mean by their tax-and-budget plans, much less how they differ.

Army morale boost?
It's not news that morale in the U.S. Armed Forces is low.

Bob Latford retires

Overtime

Bobby Labonte following footsteps

Covering some ground

Overtime

AOL 6.0 offers new phone service
SPRINGFIELD, Va. -- America Online Inc. on Wednesday introduced the newest version of its AOL software, which includes a feature that allows users to have online information read to them by telephone.

Global warming may affect El Nino
A study of coral reefs suggests El Nino occurs more frequently now than it did in the mid-19th century, before global warming.

Privacy policies don't guarantee safety
PHILADELPHIA - If you assume that your personal data is safe at a Web site with a fancy ``privacy policy,'' then, privacy experts say, one thing about you is already exposed:

Privacy policies don't guarantee safety

Global warming may affect El Nino