Business briefs

Economy aids stock market

Retiring after eight years on the job

IRS chief testifies at hearings

Philip Morris chief attacks tobacco bill

Arts community could fuel downtown growth

U.S. savings bond rates decline

Eleven nations to discuss `euro' currency

Pepsi's top marketing officer quits

United, Delta reach agreement on global alliance

Bonds rally as low inflation erase fears of rate hike

CNN Headline News cutting 70 jobs

Money funds fell in latest week

Carriers may grow from one

Popularity of Beetles creating black market

Circulation up slightly at nation's biggest newspapers

Lego looks to soar with 'Star Wars'

May time for kids, birthdays

Demonstrating new boat for fire safety

Local and area briefs

Georgia Lottery drawings held

Man dies after shooting during routine traffic stop

Facility mending old ways

Millner, Langford qualify for governor's race

Singers perform song dedicated to slain teacher

Race crowded for lieutenant governor spot

Officials disputing state law

School's artwork blasted

President, students clash about firings

Bridgestone-Firestone to dedicate factory

Gravel suspect says charges selective

Railroad promises to cut down delays

Georgia lottery drawings held

Fire aftermath

Witness to seek parole

Edgefield courthouse rededication Sunday

Tire plant brings promise

Death in burning trailer not an accident, GBI says

South Georgia to see new area code

Efficiency meeting gets little interest

Scoutfest may draw 5,000

Lawyer seeking federal probe of police

Police come across complex pot farm

College hospital unveiled

CSX to rehire car inspectors laid off in '97

Candidacy gets mixed reaction

Additional area news

Lawsuit won't be dropped

Greenville zoning board tries to end prayer dispute

Spring swing

Man on probation for fraud indicted

Action on dues sought

Funding will keep Spanish

Savannah Rapids Pavilion marks five years

Board axes its leader

Wagon train teaches life lessons

Woman in battle for custody

New painting program teaches youths a trade

Judge reunites family

Says immoral land will lose freedom 050298 - The Augusta Chronicle

Raps `Hanoi Jane,' labor unions 050198 - The Augusta Chronicle

Wishes smokers respected others 050198 - The Augusta Chronicle

The McClure verdict 050298 - The Augusta Chronicle

Tobacco clout is zilch 050198 - The Augusta Chronicle

Kickboxing takes off! 050298 - The Augusta Chronicle

MCG milestone 050198 - The Augusta Chronicle

Blasts Jane Fonda 050298 - The Augusta Chronicle

Muses that `mentality' went North 050198 - The Augusta Chronicle

Touts McElmurray for probate judge 050298 - The Augusta Chronicle

Lauds tribute 050198 - The Augusta Chronicle

Rips Rob Mueller 050298 - The Augusta Chronicle

Blasts language in Mueller piece 050298 - The Augusta Chronicle

Hits Hale St. site 050298 - The Augusta Chronicle

Notes eatery got two '100' ratings 050298 - The Augusta Chronicle

Backs Georgia `starvation' remark 050198 - The Augusta Chronicle

Ga. Regents: Be consistent 050298 - The Augusta Chronicle

Defends 'astute businessman' Morris 050298 - The Augusta Chronicle

DOE: Obey the law 050198 - The Augusta Chronicle

Masters chief to retire

Pace runs past Aquinas in girls soccer

Hephzibah track team unbeaten

Braves still patient with Andruw

GreenJackets win 5th straight

Fishing tournament results

Hornets put sting on Hawks

Women surging into sports since Title IX

Stephens retiring as Augusta National chairman

Baffert confident about Indian Charlie

Braves take out Giants

Umpires' decision debated

As jury deliberates, college officials uneasy

Braves still patient with Andruw

It's an interesting Derby cast

Hurst, Coe-Jones make it look easy in Titleholders

Hawks still on NBA `bubble'

Butler's Brown to attend Auburn

Baseball roundup: Pirates edge Dodgers

Prep sports roundup

Triad stadium support growing

Minority College Championship grows with PGA's help

Derby notes: Lukas gets famous visitors

For once, next year looks good in Cleveland

Janzen, Forsman share 36-hole lead at Houston

Golfer makes two holes in one in an 18-hole round

Martin looks forward to IROC test

Late pitching change pays off for Midland Valley

Lakeside shortstop to start in playoff game despite jaw injury

Aiken has no stake in Derby

Is belonging to Clemson's IPTAY a black-and-white issue?

Wrestling real for those who believe

Blazers' No. 1 priority: signing Stoudamire

Neagle gets shutout win vs. Giants

Overtime: Keeper Hill victorious in Kentucky Oaks

Hawks' Henderson named most improved

Falcons' Bennett starts jail term

Williams will stay close to home

Applause calendar

Duck derby

Strawberry farms can satisfy the yearning for fresh fruit

Churches put ZIP into helping poor, elderly

`He Got Game' has got message

Missionary's journey touches many lives

Lewis Family stays home for bluegrass festival

Pageantry welcomes bishop coadjutor

Club calendar

God's word can satisfy our hunger and thirst

Java Hut brews to go

Catholic group angered at Fox depiction

Network newsmagazines schedule interviews with network stars

Ukrainian update upsets church

Don't dwell on catalog-perfect pictures to enjoy fruits of labor

Churches to observe National Prayer Day

Composer gave early hints of creative bent

New quarterly offers sermons, writings of black clergy

Garden calendar

Seminaries advised to offer 'job fairs' to attract students

'Susannah' performance dramatically powerful

Bishops issue statement against gay marriages

Downtown Atlanta to hum with music

Broadway could see play about gay Jesus-like figure

Country starlet's no softy

Minister delivers message to those who deliver

Church bulletin

Video reviews

Stargazers set new record for most distant object sighting

Mir astronaut unfazed by delayed homecoming

Researchers find out how anthrax kills

House panel considers measures to protect children

Report: Internet helps spread anti-Semitic propaganda

Microsoft, retailers try to blunt move to block Windows 98

Executives urge Justice not to block Windows 98 release

Hughes using moon's gravity to recover stranded satellite

Internet takes the forefront in medication debate

NASA vetoes extra day in space

FDA approves promising pill for advanced breast cancer

Pentagon awards $1.6 billion contract on missile defense research

Judge sets bail at $100,000 in Internet confession case

Doctors remove, reimplant heart

Shuttle's veterinarian spares rat's life

Windows 98 delay fought

Man charged with murdering daughter after Internet confession