Business briefs

Feds consider telling consumers how quickly cars can stop

Federal action against `slamming' said too little

Local buying power lower than state

Bell Atlantic quarterly net up 28 percent; WorldCom loses $416 million

Business briefs

Factory may be bought

Knowledge of brokers needed for elderly

S.C unemployment lowers Augusta rates

Furniture industry hopeful as spring market opens

Microsoft reports 28 percent increase in quarterly profit

Toaster warning flares up

Job cut slated at chamber

Building permit revenue decreases

Stock exchange may relocate

Traffic accidents, homicide leading causes of job-related deaths

White House and schoolhouse still have Joe Camel to kick around

Catching action

School appeals plan to Supreme Court

Trustee says he will seek job as judge

Graduate student group seeks better pay, benefits

Georgia Lottery drawings held

Legislator eyes camps for pupils

Officials consider future of city, residents

Local bid preference proposed

Weather enhances family tie

Worker disputes job loss

Vote means big surprise for church

Absence of police report surprises superintendent

Hispanics want another to replace Pena

Education leader says reading key

Screenings unveil higher cancer rate

Fort Discovery friends

Earth Day play

Ice floor installer selected

Senate committee favors tuition tax credits

Jury selected for McClure trial

Medical facility may lose federal cash

Local and area briefs

Spring hailstorm

Georgia Lottery drawings held

Nurturing hands

Testimony of rape victim, aggressor conflict

Local and area briefs

Malpractice costs may be going up

United Way affiliate proposal stirs anger

Challenger takes aim at Coverdell's voting

Board raising tax levy

Speaker pro tem to seek 16th term

Doctors cook to help families

Turn off TV? Many are for the week

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Explains Coke's school support, ads 042398 - The Augusta Chronicle

Laments pursuit of sordid court case 042398 - The Augusta Chronicle

Blasts vote halting hotel proposal 042498 - The Augusta Chronicle

Compel firms' cleanup 042398 - The Augusta Chronicle

The needle pushers 042498 - The Augusta Chronicle

Outlines S.C. center's problems 042398 - The Augusta Chronicle

Marks Crime Victims Rights Week 042398 - The Augusta Chronicle

BrunelSunergy wins seventh leg of round-the-world sailing race

Emotional Picabo tells girls `Go for your dream!'

Augusta gets ice skating rink

Glavine dominates Diamondbacks

As playoffs start, a question tugs at Jordan

Allison a diehard supporter of restrictor plates

Pacers hold on against Jaguars

Ripken reaches another milestone

Jordan: Nothing has been decided

WNBA expands to Orlando, Minnesota

Sampras crumbles in Monte Carlo clay

Norman out for season after shoulder surgery

Wohlers appears to have solved flaw in delivery

Andruw impressive in center

Smoltz impressive in victory

USA national team will have nine NHL players

Sampras takes out Agassi in straight sets

Lipinski practices on ice for pro debut

A bitter year over, Slaney is set to run again

Westside tops Swainsboro in series opener

Haas spoke of patience

Canadiens rally for OT win

Fishing tournaments results

Former Josey star happy for players

Tyson gets permission to head overseas

Hawks fall to Hornets in Game 1

Local golfers soldiering on amid unknowns

Norman will head home and drop in rankings

Wohlers appears to have solved flaw in delivery

Official fulfilling a dream

Augusta holds off Sand Gnat rally, wins

Pierson named Lynx assistant general manager

Manning selection already paying off for Colts

Baseball playoffs all wet

De La Hoya, Chavez to meet in Sept. 18 rematch

Club calendar

Butterfly memorial to Holocaust children almost done

Concert watch: NewSong performs Saturday

Video watch: 'Flubber' just released

Applause calendar

Cadwalladers can satisfy the lustiest of appetites

Couple inspired by wildflowers

Flippin' over sports

New contact lens technology offers new form of self-expression

Study suggests fetal cells could trigger scleroderma

Movie reviews and listings

Study challenges idea that menopause gives evolutionary advantage

Beware of burning indoor house plants

Six percent of doctors say they helped patients end lives

Songwriter takes advice to heart

'Big Hit' misses mark badly

Nerve growth hormone heals corneal ulcers

Range of activities spice up the weekend

National Teacher of the Year stresses history

Health capsules: Defibrillators now thought safer

Singer has a driving ambition

Cable companies say their equipment won't block digital television signals

Zzzzz: Astronauts sleeping for science

Britain defends acceptance of nuclear material

Microsoft launches second ad campaign

Microsoft prevents 'shell screens' on PCs

HIV infection remains steady in U.S.

How to save the planet, in two minutes or less

Gorilla is going online for a little chat

Mir's cosmonauts take fifth spacewalk in repair-filled month

Bowl tests scientific knowledge

Baby steps in space: Rats study may pave way for kids

Six percent of doctors say they helped patients end lives

Company scuttles plan for uranium enrichment plant

Law enforcement goes online

Regulators said not protecting phone users from 'slamming'

Recent years warmest in 600 years

Judge dismisses AOL in Drudge suit

Hackers break into Pentagon system

Glenn laughs at old-man-in-space gags with nation's jokesters

CIA sets up web page for children