Business briefs

NBC's plan for affiliates sign of the times

Some bizarre tales of Beanie Babies

Authors send warning

Breast cancer research lifting stocks

Volunteer becomes consultant

Little known about Beanie Baby manufacturing

Columbia sells five of seven N.C. hospitals

New owner to sell shops

New toll-free prefix called on

Business briefs

New $20 looks different, spends the same

WBBQ cutting news staff

AT&T extends long distance offers to Baby Bells

Airline records expected to be broken

Fond farewell

Bristol-Myers wants lawsuits dismissed

Local and area briefs

General holds town meeting

University's minority-service officials turn in resignations

Church aids Ukraine needy

A wet race

Board denies parole in Richey slaying

Inmate labor limited

Residents oppose local housing plan

Committee to promote referendums

Patriotic preparation

Appointments cut by commissioners

USC Aiken to get nursing facility

Taking a dive

Energy advancing slowly on issue of external regulation

Local and area briefs

Retirees bid area schools last farewell

Windows return

Utility overbilled Savannah $500,000 a year, audit says

Protect sleeping infants

DOE moving slowly on external regulation issue

Commission slows trailer park growth

Catching air

Farmers pleased with talks

Good Samaritan helps catch thieves

Sunscreens

Walker appears for post

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

Arson may be reason for blaze

Sheriff requests staffing

Gasoline cheap for holiday

Canal cruise

Body found in Savannah River

Cancer drug development sparks hope

Convict slips from prison work detail

`Glueballs' hold things together

Judge cuts plaintiff from police lawsuit

Committee to promote referendums

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Bashes lack of Memorial Day holiday 052198 - The Augusta Chronicle

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Supports re-election of councilwoman 052098 - The Augusta Chronicle

A Jerry Springer prez 052198 - The Augusta Chronicle

Heartbreak Kid Goodyear back for another Indy shot

A more relaxed Woods is only getting better

Wohlers happy with progress

Sand Gnats snap streak

Shanks will graduate from Solomon on time

Olie next roadblock for Sabres

Kite puts crashes, bad luck behind him

Overtime: A sports wrap-up

Sprewell sues NBA, Warriors over suspension

Wardlaw romps to baseball title

GreenJackets drop second game in row

Augusta State considering women's soccer

Jordan takes Bulls to 2-0 over Pacers

Greenbrier opponent has picked up pace

Rankin lies yards ahead of competition

Wolfpack to defend state title

Drew fails in bid to become free agent

Mark McGwire goes Busch racing

Crashes, injuries the stories of season so far

Vikings believe Clancy lacks cash to close deal

Wohlers happy with progress

Earnhardt hopes Charlotte leads to recovery

Gassed-up Gordon wins pole

Tommie Smith: no regrets over '68 protest

Sabres get game after long layoff

Madison County set for Greenbrier

Bowman moves up as Glenn Hills coach

A quarter way in, Braves lead the pack

Braves' Millwood dominates Rockies

Team pays tribute to late golfer

Boxer sues Holmes for a blinding jab

One of Hollywood's biggest stars puts family first

Everyone in Myrtle Beach crosses fingers over Memorial Day weekend

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

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

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

Diana's estate, memorial fund sue Franklin Mint

Capsules: News and notes from the world of health

Bring sunblock and lots of cash, and dress in black

Colorful salad to be featured at Napa auction

When talk isn't cheap

Updated fire-and-brimstone campaign targets MTV generation

Red, white and blue cake celebrates patriotic holiday

Health calendar

U.S. presidents: Many first born, some hefty, rarely hefty and hairy

Gates may be facing biggest fight of his life

Satellite interrupts pager use

Scramble after satellite outage

Microsoft case not clear-cut

To the moon and back -- and back again

New drug stops dangerous clots in combination with blood thinner

MCI may sell off Internet business, sources say

Technology not infallible, but neither are we

NASA aims for June 2 launch despite leak

Scramble after satellite outage

New fighter jet tested in aftermath of complaints over progress

People with chronic diseases often not treated for other conditions

Microsoft not alone: Government investigates Intel

Slow-cranking justice system could make Microsoft lawsuit obsolete

Internet fosters thriving secondary market in Beanie Babies

Bill Gates: The billionaire nerd with a passion for winning

Area communications hit by outage

House votes to restrict database pirating

Bring sunblock and lots of cash, and dress in black

Judge critical of Microsoft assigned to hear two cases