Democrats saytop priority israising wage

Olympic business may yield little gold

Tax reform not easy

AirTouch renews deal to buy U S West mobile-phone unit

Salaries declining

Business briefs

European Union fines Volkswagen $112 million

Augusta unemployment up

Dollar, gold rise in Europe

Dollar rises with U.S. stocks and bonds

Asian fallout hits American companies' profits

Greenspan: Asian crisis could slow economy

Compaq replaces IBM at store

Coke quarterly, annual earnings up

Health notes

Norwood for seat in 1998

Agency has new director

Futurity cleanup

Jury to hear of slaying

New test yields more accurate Pap smear results

Court: Polygraph exam ruling didn't hurt trial

Deputies arrest nine after drug search

Aiken police hopeful

Bombing gets firm local condemnation

House passes accountability bill

State Corrections Department assisting jail probe

Candidate put conviction behind him

Grant's heroics lift Gamecocks

Kuhlke says no to mayor's race

Escaping the wind

Local and area briefs

Breathing influences yawning

Flying career

Bill seeks to protect state from polluters

Brown may get jail time

Elderly man convicted of molesting girls

Diggers to hunt pottery

Sale of lots on lakes prompts joint suit

Georgia Lottery drawings held

Principals pleased with scores

Legislators vote out state livestock tax

Georgia Lottery drawings held

SRS might stop sending out its laundry

High perch

Army makes training more demanding

Rare cancer more likely for some nuclear workers

Soldier convicted of larceny

Health calendar

Ruling complicates case

Governor gives support to drunken-driving bill

Local and area briefs

City names man citizen of the year

Miller signs tax cut

Blasts `inaccurate' report 012998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Seeks law protecting president from suits 012998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Declares marijuana use a `real crime' 012998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Left-wingers apologize 013098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Derail Ga. H.B. 842 012998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Raps Medicare/Medicaid fraud, abuse 013098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Finds report on school misleading 012998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Where's logic in Georgia's justice? 013098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Calls Futurity competition `mismatch' 012998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Assails charges of `nonteaching' teachers 013098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Wants condemned woman executed 013098 - The Augusta Chronicle

State of the Union 012998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Protests cutting Augusta's bus service 012998 - The Augusta Chronicle

This week's special to Tiger: He's teeing off with his dad

Woods' team draws fans

Collier had it with Knight

Rapps take nothing for granted

12 Georgians earn awards for outstanding catches

Sprewell, ex-coach meet face to face

`Air Korda' taking off in Open

Wagener-Salley coach hope steam not peaking too soon

Aussie Mitchell in lead

Tech, Jones swat Georgia Southern

Rain halts first round at Pebble

No. 6 Vandy top S.C.

Wal-Mart comes to cutter's rescue

Jags lose 11th straight

Kitchings on USA team

Bucs lead NFC's Pro Bowl roster

Couple share love of competing in show

Bulldogs get second win in SEC

Barry Sanders: in a rush for records

Heels beat unruly Tigers

Tribe backs off on Knoblauch

`Picasso' has the right strokes to advance in Australian Open

Sprewell takes stand in Day 3

Pacers wrest doubleheader away from Clayton State

Butler-Josey top game in girls' action tonight

NFL notes: Contract reworking possible

Graffanino hopes Knoblauch stays

Hawks struggling for victories

Tech snaps losing streak

A new boxer rebellion

'Desperate Measures' fails to reach dramatic potential

Video releases

Folk singer doesn't mind traveling with his music

Greatest show has oohs, aahs and a hippo too

Pearl Jam improves with its latest effort

`Butterfly' shows beauty, style amid tragedy

Local favorite makes additions to cafe menu

Big-money titles in Futurity will be decided

Brothers have original sound

A study in boots

Performances listed

Arrest won't hurt tours

Arts and entertainment calendar

World Day blends cultures for international celebration

Chalk drawing by Michelangelo sells for record $7.5 million

Scandal spurring interest in news Web sites

EPD cracking down on environmental pollution

White House scandal is spurring interest in news Web sites

Multimedia helps corporations cut training costs

India sees increasing leprosy cases

Fossil discovery pushes back suspected origin of ants

Agreements signed for launching of space station

SRS might stop sending out its laundry

Two Russians, Frenchman blast off for Mir space station

India sees increasing leprosy cases

Armey promises to ban all human cloning

EPD cracking down on environmental pollution