NASD board gives preliminary approval to merger with Amex

Development Authority to offer incentives for complex

Cooker opens for Augusta diners

Hankook on schedule despite delays

Agents expect strong spring home sales

A summer job and more, with Labor Department help

Tax preparer implicates police officers in filing scam

Credit union executives pushing bill

The Swoosh is slumping

BBC, Discovery announce deal

Energy declines check inflation in February

Fans take office to the ballpark

BellSouth loses fee challenge

Coca-Cola names new marketing czar as Zyman resigns

Independent booksellers sue Barnes & Noble, Borders

Study: Stress of firing someone doubles the risk of a heart attack

Business briefs

North Carolina company is back in business -- with restrictions

Expert relates expertise

State jails get freed from feds

Ad campaign relying on residents

Political veterans close era

MCG students meet their Match

NAACP pressuring jail director to resign

Police review board likely, officials say

1861 snow gave cheer before war

County asking for support for library upgrade

Singer attacked woman, suit says

State budget heading to governor

Leaders to match spending with cuts

Road work

Weaker arms bill approved

Higher salary nixed

Board may raise taxes for schools

Jocassee Gorges plan keeps property open

Cocaine confiscation leads to two arrests

Screaming for Oscar

Staking out

Rot takes over where freeze left off

State hopes for lengthy prison stay

Georgia tornado kills at least 13

Judge says case must go forward

Local rehab facility marking 10th year

Conference targets relations

Board awards contract

Assembly OKs tax rise to set up wildlife fund

Georgia Lottery drawings held

Baptist students work at ministry, with community

Proceeds from pupils' cookbook benefits shelter

Reconstruction-era blacks reclaim spot in history

Battle with brain tumor inspired officer

Local and area briefs

Georgia Lottery drawings held

S.C. toughens bail 032098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Criticizes media's 'new' objective 032098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Pledge support for N.A. sports teams 031998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Protests end of recycling pickup service 032098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Offers praise for 'Godfather of Soul' 032098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Still for states' rights 031998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Defends Paine College President Lewis 031998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Words of wisdom 031998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Opposes removal of tree at school site 031998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Drexler will return to alma mater as coach

Williams having tough time getting over loss

Greene injury persists

Turner arrives quietly

Jackets fall to Penn State in NIT quarterfinals

Murdoch's Fox Group takes control of Dodgers

Augusta Lynx could have head coach by April

Penders stands by suspension of Axtell

Hawks rally to beat Bucks

South Aiken gets easy victory against Irmo

Rain delays prep tourney

Auburn dismisses Houston for breaking team rules

Fresno president warns team

Roberts named USC Aiken head coach

Rookie Irwin 'an excellent talent'

Smoltz impressive in spring debut

Falcons add depth, sign free agent cornerback

Georgia prepared for Vandy

North Carolina, Utah, UConn, Arizona into final eight

Terps should test Arizona

Glover still uncertain about future

Loss knocks Aiken Tech from tourney

Richards lives dream with Ravens

Owners: Better MLB teams to have playoff advantage

Churchill Downs expands Derby wagering

Overtime: Roberts expected to be named coach

Perez longs for more starts

Instant replay hot topic among owners

Damron 7-under at Bay Hill Invitational

Neagle, Galarraga looking impressive

Aiken Tech falls in first round of tournament

Georgia beats Vandy

Connecticut's hopes rest with freshman

Minnesota defeats Marquette

Unsinkable?

Early bird need not give up worm

Sacre bleu! A star is lost and a chef is mystified

Mini Reviews

Gardening calendar

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest ...

ABC News executive favors pooling of coverage

Bestselling books across the nation

'Gardens in Thyme' set for Sacred Heart

Ominous warnings preceded ship's sinking

Guitarist happy to let Buffett opens doors for him

Elvis, the comeback special -- 1998 style

Why not split Oscar statue?

Skating can be social event

Cancer drugs may help kids with arthritis

Oscar nominees got area exposure

Tire company pulls book after workers complain about drawings

Screaming for Oscar

Health calendar

Gardner's enthusiam often soars

Concert watch

Singer to take requests on TV special

New, coming video releases

'Primary Colors' has revealing hues

Organization key to gardener's busy season

Sacre bleu! A star is lost and a chef is mystified

Teens choose own alternative

Britons consider banning the Bard -- at least for a while

Capsules: News and notes from the world of science

NASA arrests suspected hacker

New technique promises bacteria reduction in chicken

Condom dispensers required for night spots in Moscow

Nation's hottest, coldest cities listed

Bikini Web site rated G, believe it or not

Columbia banged, damaged during launch preparations

Lawyer: Punish tobacco companies

TVA: Alabama, Tennessee reactors will be used for tritium

Tuberculosis defies strategies, remains biggest killer

Study: Vitamin D deficiency common among elderly

Blood thinner research project kills 17

Agencies unlikely to fix Year 2000 problem

Rockets away

Gene found for sudden heart failure