Senate debates bill to create more visas

Interest rate rise unlikely

Business briefs

Columbia sells five of seven N.C. hospitals

J.B. White parent company bought out

New toll-free prefix called on

NBC's plan for affiliates sign of the times

Some bizarre tales of Beanie Babies

WBBQ cutting news staff

Breast cancer research lifting stocks

Additional business news

Historic auction house sold

Delta to create 200 local jobs

Nonindustrial work grows in area

Cinema merger gets OK

New owner to sell shops

Little known about Beanie Baby manufacturing

Man challenging state's anti-sodomy law

Additional area news

Weeds in pond possibly contributed to 14-year-old's death

Proposed budget for schools up

Southern Mormons gather for address

Conviction tossed on technicality

Hot weather comes early for Augusta

Canal cruise

Appointments cut by commissioners

A wet race

Senator could be bounced from office

General holds town meeting

Police crack down on seatbelt violations

Church aids Ukraine needy

Court: Meeting did not violate FOI rules

Sheriff requests staffing

Commission slows trailer park growth

Fond farewell

Residents oppose local housing plan

Board denies parole in Richey slaying

Patriotic preparation

Fire guts Allendale structure

Having fun swinging in the sun

Getting water water park beech area

Teen accused in crime spree goes to trial

County seeking series

Navy jets to move to Beaufort

Governor seeks aid for victims

Landfill case renews attention on open-meeting law

Cancer drug development sparks hope

Toddler fights same disease as golfer

Local and area briefs

Defense bill schedules $80 million for SRS

Taking a dive

Inmate labor limited

`Glueballs' hold things together

No more Freaknik 051998 - The Augusta Chronicle

... yet offers good bill 052098 - The Augusta Chronicle

A deserved extension! 051998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Blasts student behavioral problem 052098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Seeks control of Columbia Co. growth 052098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Laments animals killed in traffic 052098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Want deadly highway made safe 051998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Crying over onions ... 052098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Delta's good choice 052098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Supports re-election of councilwoman 052098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Supports Wheale election as judge 051998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Blasts `misuse' of Scripture quote 051998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Says city should make road four lanes 051998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Red China's `attack' 051998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Declares men can be promiscuous, too 051998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Overtime: Paine's Williams leaving baseball job after three years

Jordan gets votes this time

Baseball roundup: Piazza a hit for Marlins

Overtime: A sports wrap-up

Marlins fans take team to court

Faldo, Miller named to Hall of Fame

Vikings believe Clancy lacks cash to close deal

Team pays tribute to late golfer

Drew fails in bid to become free agent

Tommie Smith: no regrets over '68 protest

GreenJackets win sixth in row

A quarter way in, Braves lead the pack

Rankin lies yards ahead of competition

Boxer sues Holmes for a blinding jab

Sand Gnats snap streak

St. Louis has work left with Detroit

Future Lady Jaguar perfect in playoffs

Langham, Taylor Volpitto pass first U.S. Open test

Greenbrier title opener on Thursday

Tigers facing bumpy path en route to World Series

Braves notes: Smoltz pays price for elbow surgeries

Earnhardt hopes Charlotte leads to recovery

No contest plea entered by Mays

Madison County set for Greenbrier

Pacers look to adjust

Jordan takes Bulls to 2-0 over Pacers

Glavine subdues Astros

Kite puts crashes, bad luck behind him

Old-timer Jazz stop Lakers

Olie next roadblock for Sabres

'Frasier' to fill 'Seinfeld' slot

Colorful salad to be featured at Napa auction

Diana's estate, memorial fund sue Franklin Mint

Senior calendar

Red, white and blue cake celebrates patriotic holiday

Godzilla arrives: What does Hollywood have against New York anyway?

Financial compromise is important

Shadow puppet art form struggles

The supermarket shopper: Campbell missed the mark with its new product

Drug ads profit only manufacturers

Everyone in Myrtle Beach crosses fingers over Memorial Day weekend

Changing pace

Updated fire-and-brimstone campaign targets MTV generation

Source of fatigue may be in lifestyle

Ad designer helps transform ideas into creative images

Lighter pineapple upside down cake has plenty of flavor, but a lot less fat

Xtreme calendar

Full-figured model breaks stereotypes

Audio bestsellers

Yearbooks remain an annual rite of spring

Two-timers

'Godzilla' takes movie goers to the Xtreme

Long-term separations usually mean it's over

Xtreme style

Seneca man creates device for Titanic explorers

Gates may be facing biggest fight of his life

Chamber of Commerce holds lobbying conference via Internet

Microsoft not alone: Government investigates Intel

Lack of funds forces cancellation of Croatan dig

To the moon and back -- and back again

New fighter jet tested in aftermath of complaints over progress

Clinton has faith in anti-trust team

House votes to restrict database pirating

Pagemill 3.0 makes web page building easy

Satellite interrupts pager use

Internet fosters thriving secondary market in Beanie Babies

NASA aims for June 2 launch despite leak

MCI may sell off Internet business, sources say

Air Force conducts successful 'Raptor' test

Web useful for area code decoding