Consumer groups less active

Business briefs

Consumer confidence rebounds in April

Woolworth announces plans to sell landmark tower

Social Security gets boost from strong economy

`Seinfeld' finale still shaping up as commercial record-breaker

Speaker: Hotel too 'low key'

Mall could be bought by Augusta

Transportation bill negotiators urge against extension

Meat-packer recalling beef

Health professionals on the move

Broker downplays speculation

Marine gets lesser charges in beating

Judge disallows legal help

Taking advantage of cool weather to do some painting

Board gets perfect report on audit

Fort wins environmental award

Victims' families testify

Judge to issue ruling on professor's suit

Commerce secretary supports Hollings

MCG Children's Medical Center ready for dedication

Aiken visions shared

Local and area briefs

Getting ready for spring concert

Ackerman bids post farewell

Federal jury rules against city manager

Beach magic shops booming

Increased revenue eases budget process

Additional area news

Care homes face investigation

Ex-AMA chief urges action

An eye for detail

Judge says attorney must stay with Lumpkin case

Former U.S. marshal leaped racial barriers

McClure facing death

Georgia Lottery drawings held

Criminal charges face pupil

Mighty tug

College makes strides in scholars, donations

Commission polls workers on government

Big odds against winning

Beasley, GOP attack Senate

Enjoying a snack while listening to a story

Carter's clan meets for reunion

Georgia lottery drawings held

Razor blades land pupils in trouble

Authority approves land sale

Prep school seeking bonds via county

Qualifying continues as Senators lead signees

Heating, air improvement set for school

Challenger raps reading test proposal

Future for tree brighter

Nudity ban called too broad

Vote on lottery canned S.C.

Replica to become training vessel

SRS gets the word out 043098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Heal U-Way dispute 042998 - The Augusta Chronicle

NATO: Who pays? 042998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Raps RICO use in anti-abortion case 042998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Refutes writers; lauds `role model' 043098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Lauds downtown Morris investments 042998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Urges Fonda to return to Hollywood 042998 - The Augusta Chronicle

DOE boss: quota pick? 042998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Still arrogant, dense 043098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Overtime: USC Aiken inks hoops stars

Hawks look to shut down Hornets again

Baseball playoffs to begin

GreenJackets holding 1st place

West wants to see Tigers step it up a notch

Oakland edges Tampa Bay, 4-3

Overtime: A sports wrap-up

North Augusta is familiar with the road

Nets out with loss to Bulls

Cornelius Bennett ordered to report to jail on sex charge

Jackets outlast RedStixx

Evans rallies to capture 11th straight region baseball title

Coach Pitino listens to coach Zito

Gamecocks vs. Tigers won't be made up

Braves notebook

Evans makes strong statement in soccer

Sorenstam still looking for first LPGA win of season

Baseball roundup: Tigers halt Red Sox win streak

Glavine repeats April perfection

Pistons stick with Gentry as coach

17 reasons to watch NHL, not NBA playoffs

Braves Notes: Cox happy with play of shortstop Weiss

Moore may leave USC Aiken early

Braves complete Arizona sweep

Lakeside girls capture win in playoffs

California a long way from Talladega

Heat overcome odds to take control

Greenbrier girls win playoff soccer game

Hunt interested in buying Royals

It's a rocky Derby draw as announcer forces a redo

Pack: We're getting over it

Nomo still shocked at first HR

Kresse learning language of college hoops

Rocking chairs lessen ailing elders' anxiety, drug use

Bootleg `Titanic' videos flooding the black market

School officials cancel Indigo Girls concert

Recipes showcase Georgia onion's sweet flavor

Furniture company hopes to capitalize on 'Titanic' look

The Supermarket Shopper: The Bank provides simplicity, savings in one isle

Just checking

Seafood fajitas yield bit of sizzle and spice from South of Border

MSNBC gets role in "Deep Impact" after CNN declines

Viagra: Who needs it and how often?

Street art

Health calendar

N.Y. parks department cans 'SeinFest'

Capsules: News and notes from the world of science

Sweet anticipation

Brazil pledges to protect new forests

Major mammal groups appeared before dinosaurs died out, study says

Senate creates 2000 computer committee

Russia to begin preparations for discarding Mir

House panel asks more for technology, spies

Gates unveils Windows NT interface

White House to release new Internet management plan

U.S. study finds abortion pill 92 percent effective

Baby rats die on space shuttle

Leading newspaper company makes move to new high-tech home

Canada opens underground observatory to study solar particles

Predicting doomsday

British prime minister makes internet debut

Microsoft not shy about failures