Area construction declines

Welfare hiring on the rise -- a bit

Most large companies have no welfare-to-work promgrams

Top IRS official investigated for travel advance

Business briefs

Raining on their parade

Delta plans to add a bit more reality to TV spots

Business hiring to continue at highest levels in 20 years

S.C. hiring rate lower than nation

Lawsuit claims policies are unfair to customers

Extended care offered for fee

World Bank puts hold on loans to India

Consumer confidence takes a dip

Land feud goes first round

Centers' talks anger veterans

Budget conference committee continues to skip over controversy

Finally honored

Trustees to meet over new budget

Trustees to meet, vote on budget

Pair place flag at cemetary

Atlanta seeking concessions from airport

High school seniors prepare to graduate

Civic center looks to increase revenue

Flathead's popular among some anglers

Sacred Heart cornerstone set

Land feud goes first round

Big dippers

Officials retain law firm to close prison deal

Police try to identify man, find cause of death

Additional area news

Cool splash

Sibling facing charge

Funding vote goes to board

Video gambling six days away from surviving another legislative session

Politicians should hit bad drivers

Twins top class together

Local and area briefs

Augusta schools cutting money for school safety

Authority reduces fee for school

Scholarships drop at private schools

Premature son of defendant may delay suit

Water restrictions mandatory

Smoky interior

School shootings a mystery 052798 - The Augusta Chronicle

Cites arguments for opposing abortion 052698 - The Augusta Chronicle

End IMF's free ride 052698 - The Augusta Chronicle

Boost crime lab staff 052798 - The Augusta Chronicle

Praises employer for post-tornado aid 052698 - The Augusta Chronicle

Seeks better service for southside 052798 - The Augusta Chronicle

A killer's good luck 052698 - The Augusta Chronicle

Take up the gauntlet 052798 - The Augusta Chronicle

Blames drivers for highway danger 052698 - The Augusta Chronicle

Opposes mall for government offices 052798 - The Augusta Chronicle

CEOs rip own welfare 052698 - The Augusta Chronicle

Blasts Clinton for security breach 052798 - The Augusta Chronicle

Wolfpack repeats 052798 - The Augusta Chronicle

Confirms cutback in work-hours 052798 - The Augusta Chronicle

Blasts passage of 'Christmas tree' bill 052698 - The Augusta Chronicle

Jackets game postponed

Gutierrez sparks Jackets

Trio backbone of ASU team

Sampras plays his usual game

Revised Amateur Sports Act deals with athletes rights, lawsuits

Georgia makes NCAA finals in men's tennis

Sabres still mad about officiating

Braves top Cubs

McGwire hits his way into history

Loss of hearing doesn't slow down 10-year-old

Gordon luck stuns peers

Once winless Cheever counts his blessings as a race driver

Jaguars ready for tourney

Overtime: A sports wrap-up

Tennis lacking rivalries that used to exist

Augusta trio ready for NCAA

Lopez grand in Braves' win

Tech knocked out; Series pairings set

Braves notebook

Dallas stays with its defense

Baseball notes: Pirates pitcher breaks jaw in fight

Holiday recreation

Miller hits winner in clutch

Agassi's comeback sticks in French clay

Overtime: Kennesaw coach hit by suspension

Former PGA player Tommy Moore dead at 35

Greene's future uncertain

Haze from Mexican forest fires stretches across South

Senior calendar

Butterflies take off at weddings

Chef adds Asian flavors to New World steak recipe

Disney in deal to dub cartoons in Arabic

Keeping cool on a hot holiday

Cabinet maker turns wood into art

Book seeks to dispel myths related to aging

Best of the season fills Strawberry Napoleons

Can this marraige be saved? Confronting can restore confidence

Age-old question: Hygiene can minimize virus effects

Members of Himalayan ethnic group flock to U.S.

Insurance slowing computer Pap smears

The supermarket shopper: Supermarkets are not making the grade, shoppers say

Education and clay helping shape students

Tangy appetizer spices up crackers

The people's pharmacy: Thalidomide may usher in new era of cancer therapy

Foot-long fanatic

Education and clay helping shape students

Networks shifting shows in furious battle for ratings

'Cancer Wars' author stresses prevention over cure

Xtreme advice: Communication is the key for people who care

Xtreme music: Best selling recorded music

Xtreme big screen

Xtreme fashion: Blaze Durant

Reining in rage

Xtreme calendar

Xtreme chat: Former Will Robinson makes waves on 'B5'

Tuberculosis the No. 1 killer of women of child-bearing age

AOL turns 4.0

Dow 10,000 bug -- smoke or fire?

Criminal use of credit cards, Social Security numbers on the rise

Online newsletter shows bank rates

Experimental cancer drug administered with altered gene

As life expectancy rises, experts ponder implications

Few taboos on diversity Web site

Georgia hopes all welfare recipients to be on debit cards by year's end