NASD board gives preliminary approval to merger with Amex

North Carolina company is back in business -- with restrictions

Agents expect strong spring home sales

Hankook on schedule despite delays

Cooker opens for Augusta diners

Coca-Cola names new marketing czar as Zyman resigns

Business briefs

Credit union executives pushing bill

BellSouth loses fee challenge

BBC, Discovery announce deal

Independent booksellers sue Barnes & Noble, Borders

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

The Swoosh is slumping

Fans take office to the ballpark

Tax preparer implicates police officers in filing scam

Development Authority to offer incentives for complex

Expert relates expertise

Energy declines check inflation in February

A summer job and more, with Labor Department help

Assembly OKs tax rise to set up wildlife fund

Weaker arms bill approved

Police review board likely, officials say

Cocaine confiscation leads to two arrests

State jails get freed from feds

1861 snow gave cheer before war

Rot takes over where freeze left off

Ad campaign relying on residents

Staking out

Judge says case must go forward

Board may raise taxes for schools

Leaders to match spending with cuts

NAACP pressuring jail director to resign

Conference targets relations

Baptist students work at ministry, with community

County asking for support for library upgrade

Georgia tornado kills at least 13

Local and area briefs

State budget heading to governor

Battle with brain tumor inspired officer

Board awards contract

Road work

Proceeds from pupils' cookbook benefits shelter

Georgia Lottery drawings held

Reconstruction-era blacks reclaim spot in history

Singer attacked woman, suit says

Political veterans close era

State hopes for lengthy prison stay

Georgia Lottery drawings held

Higher salary nixed

Local rehab facility marking 10th year

Jocassee Gorges plan keeps property open

Screaming for Oscar

MCG students meet their Match

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

Words of wisdom 031998 - The Augusta Chronicle

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

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

Still for states' rights 031998 - The Augusta Chronicle

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

S.C. toughens bail 032098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Protests end of recycling pickup service 032098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Defends Paine College President Lewis 031998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Falcons add depth, sign free agent cornerback

Rain delays prep tourney

Loss knocks Aiken Tech from tourney

Richards lives dream with Ravens

Perez longs for more starts

North Carolina, Utah, UConn, Arizona into final eight

Churchill Downs expands Derby wagering

Neagle, Galarraga looking impressive

Georgia beats Vandy

Roberts named USC Aiken head coach

Jackets fall to Penn State in NIT quarterfinals

South Aiken gets easy victory against Irmo

Damron 7-under at Bay Hill Invitational

Hawks rally to beat Bucks

Williams having tough time getting over loss

Overtime: Roberts expected to be named coach

Greene injury persists

Penders stands by suspension of Axtell

Glover still uncertain about future

Turner arrives quietly

Murdoch's Fox Group takes control of Dodgers

Georgia prepared for Vandy

Aiken Tech falls in first round of tournament

Smoltz impressive in spring debut

Rookie Irwin 'an excellent talent'

Terps should test Arizona

Fresno president warns team

Auburn dismisses Houston for breaking team rules

Augusta Lynx could have head coach by April

Connecticut's hopes rest with freshman

Owners: Better MLB teams to have playoff advantage

Drexler will return to alma mater as coach

Minnesota defeats Marquette

Instant replay hot topic among owners

Elvis, the comeback special -- 1998 style

Organization key to gardener's busy season

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

Skating can be social event

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

Mini Reviews

ABC News executive favors pooling of coverage

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

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

'Gardens in Thyme' set for Sacred Heart

Why not split Oscar statue?

Teens choose own alternative

Concert watch

Bestselling books across the nation

Cancer drugs may help kids with arthritis

Ominous warnings preceded ship's sinking

Tire company pulls book after workers complain about drawings

Gardening calendar

Early bird need not give up worm

Oscar nominees got area exposure

Guitarist happy to let Buffett opens doors for him

New, coming video releases

Unsinkable?

Screaming for Oscar

Health calendar

Singer to take requests on TV special

Capsules: News and notes from the world of science

'Primary Colors' has revealing hues

Gardner's enthusiam often soars

Study: Vitamin D deficiency common among elderly

Blood thinner research project kills 17

Condom dispensers required for night spots in Moscow

Agencies unlikely to fix Year 2000 problem

Rockets away

Nation's hottest, coldest cities listed

Lawyer: Punish tobacco companies

Columbia banged, damaged during launch preparations

New technique promises bacteria reduction in chicken

TVA: Alabama, Tennessee reactors will be used for tritium

Bikini Web site rated G, believe it or not

Gene found for sudden heart failure

Tuberculosis defies strategies, remains biggest killer

NASA arrests suspected hacker