Transportation bill negotiators urge against extension

Health professionals on the move

Consumer groups less active

Meat-packer recalling beef

Social Security gets boost from strong economy

Mall could be bought by Augusta

Consumer confidence rebounds in April

Business briefs

Speaker: Hotel too 'low key'

Woolworth announces plans to sell landmark tower

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

Broker downplays speculation

Judge disallows legal help

Nudity ban called too broad

Board gets perfect report on audit

Victims' families testify

Razor blades land pupils in trouble

Aiken visions shared

Beach magic shops booming

Getting ready for spring concert

Ex-AMA chief urges action

Federal jury rules against city manager

Marine gets lesser charges in beating

Increased revenue eases budget process

Criminal charges face pupil

Judge to issue ruling on professor's suit

Fort wins environmental award

Commerce secretary supports Hollings

Additional area news

College makes strides in scholars, donations

Challenger raps reading test proposal

Ackerman bids post farewell

MCG Children's Medical Center ready for dedication

Care homes face investigation

McClure facing death

Big odds against winning

An eye for detail

Former U.S. marshal leaped racial barriers

Judge says attorney must stay with Lumpkin case

Taking advantage of cool weather to do some painting

Beasley, GOP attack Senate

Commission polls workers on government

Authority approves land sale

Future for tree brighter

Enjoying a snack while listening to a story

Vote on lottery canned S.C.

Georgia lottery drawings held

Carter's clan meets for reunion

Qualifying continues as Senators lead signees

Prep school seeking bonds via county

Heating, air improvement set for school

Georgia Lottery drawings held

Local and area briefs

Mighty tug

Replica to become training vessel

SRS gets the word out 043098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Urges Fonda to return to Hollywood 042998 - The Augusta Chronicle

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

Heal U-Way dispute 042998 - The Augusta Chronicle

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

DOE boss: quota pick? 042998 - The Augusta Chronicle

NATO: Who pays? 042998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Lauds downtown Morris investments 042998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Still arrogant, dense 043098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Greenbrier girls win playoff soccer game

Nets out with loss to Bulls

Nomo still shocked at first HR

Baseball roundup: Tigers halt Red Sox win streak

West wants to see Tigers step it up a notch

Hunt interested in buying Royals

California a long way from Talladega

Moore may leave USC Aiken early

Baseball playoffs to begin

Hawks look to shut down Hornets again

Kresse learning language of college hoops

Lakeside girls capture win in playoffs

Braves Notes: Cox happy with play of shortstop Weiss

Jackets outlast RedStixx

Braves complete Arizona sweep

Sorenstam still looking for first LPGA win of season

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

Gamecocks vs. Tigers won't be made up

Braves notebook

Pistons stick with Gentry as coach

Glavine repeats April perfection

Heat overcome odds to take control

17 reasons to watch NHL, not NBA playoffs

Coach Pitino listens to coach Zito

Overtime: USC Aiken inks hoops stars

Pack: We're getting over it

Cornelius Bennett ordered to report to jail on sex charge

Evans rallies to capture 11th straight region baseball title

Evans makes strong statement in soccer

North Augusta is familiar with the road

Overtime: A sports wrap-up

Oakland edges Tampa Bay, 4-3

GreenJackets holding 1st place

School officials cancel Indigo Girls concert

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

Bootleg `Titanic' videos flooding the black market

Just checking

Sweet anticipation

Furniture company hopes to capitalize on 'Titanic' look

MSNBC gets role in "Deep Impact" after CNN declines

Viagra: Who needs it and how often?

Street art

Health calendar

Recipes showcase Georgia onion's sweet flavor

Capsules: News and notes from the world of science

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

Rocking chairs lessen ailing elders' anxiety, drug use

N.Y. parks department cans 'SeinFest'

U.S. study finds abortion pill 92 percent effective

Brazil pledges to protect new forests

Predicting doomsday

British prime minister makes internet debut

Major mammal groups appeared before dinosaurs died out, study says

White House to release new Internet management plan

Leading newspaper company makes move to new high-tech home

Russia to begin preparations for discarding Mir

Microsoft not shy about failures

Senate creates 2000 computer committee

Canada opens underground observatory to study solar particles

Gates unveils Windows NT interface

House panel asks more for technology, spies

Baby rats die on space shuttle