Call and service industry booming

Monsanto sold in $33 billion deal

Japan's Nikko to join operations with Travelers

Black workers sue Goodyear

Record sales of homes hit

ColumbiaHCA to sell one-third of homecare biz for $34 million

Growth damaged by Asia

Augusta Exchange to get another eatery

Excel representatives spread the word

Merger in drugs signed

Chick-fil-A founder tells of his business experience

Business briefs

Additional business news

Fare wars heating up in Europe

Financial Ladder

AP buys Worldwide Television News agency

Aiken named new Excel locale

Big K plans still on, Kmart officials say

Food Lion case against ABC heads to appeals court

Sprint to offer all telecommunications services via one line

Lucent, unions agree on new labor pact

Clinton to be on guest list for international business conference

Construction spending up for fifth month

Most baby boomers don't plan to take it easy in retirement

CNN placing bet on newsmagazines with high-profile partners

Why did Aiken score with Excel?

Recreation area stirs debate

Inglis leads opponents in fund-raising

State Senate negotiators to drop college aid plan

Local projects may get more federal money

Center's contract to renew

Sprinkler fun

Ex-suspect seeks ruling in advance

Local and area briefs

GBI seeks information on cemetery vandals

Group endorses hopefuls

Union ratifies contract Teamsters

Residents trying to keep their cool

$1.7 million must be sliced from council's 1999 budget

Gubernatorial candidates exchange ethics charges

1999 budget adopted by commission

Greeneway, Streetscape top council's priorities

Cooling off in fountain of youth

Car dealer pleads guilty to 21 felonies

Senator awaits judge's ruling on bounced check

Commissioners approve plan for hotel

Additional area news

Committee nearing pact on school bill

Approval expected for budget

Gun concerns prompt pupils to avoid school

A soccer game, but just for fun

Flying high

Columbus 17-year-old to present research at diabetes convention

Murder suspects lose attorneys

Council race attracts little competition

Davis gave America good work

Man, 23, pleads guilty to murdering his father

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Bulls' spirit could be edge

Like old days for Braves

Panthers release Skrepenak in cost-cutting move

Huisman taken in 14th round by Anaheim

Phillies to make first pick

Soccer league ban reflects debate over winning and losing

Another Elway season

Nerve-wracking draft day for Miller

Boll Weevils jump on Jackets early

Real Quiet leaves an assuring message

No more Nomo for Dodgers

Braves draft pitcher with 52nd pick

Hingis-Williams rivalry building

Edsall brings new approach to Tech defense

Overtime: Augustan wins her second straight title

Hingis clobbers Williams at French Open

Harbaugh takes over; Testaverde waived

Pirates pick Miller in draft

Martinez blanks Brewers

Backache sidelines the Tiger

Primo Nebiolo rips `disgrace' of Atlanta Olympics

Fatigue factor could hamper Chicago's play

Bulldogs sign Pack's Tim Fries

Fashion's top names eye Hollywood

Senior calendar

Changes can shift marriage's balance

Killer bees tear through Southwest

Mizrahi has designs on Hollywood

Crunchy, spicy cookies have sweet taste of yesteryear but are light in fat

Do it yourself art

Crocodile hunter tackles his quarry with fearlessness

Drug may be contribute to panic attacks

Diet and exercise can help reduce rate of bone loss

Staying afloat

Small bites: News and notes from the world of food

EpiPen recall forces many to get backup

The supermarket shopper: Year's worst offer had 98 reasons to win the award

Xtreme body image survey

Bulls' Dennis Rodman talks about hoops and his life

Your Style

The big screen

Xtreme advice

Xtreme calendar

Xtreme Body Image Survey

Wheels and deals

Top of the charts

Researchers test biological weapon in war against fire ants

76-year-old Glenn in training

Lights in sky entertain Pacific Northwest

Mir computer working again

Epson's Stylus Photo 700 makes sharp and clear prints

FBI director to meet with high-tech leaders over encryption

Discovery soars on NASA's last voyage to Mir

Glenn in space

FDA approves urine-only HIV test

NASA may give captured satellite second chance

High-end CD sound for less than $300

Nicotine's effects on babies called serious

NASA's Discovery to hook up with Mir for last time

Local health departments ill-prepared for biological, chemical threats

Scientists use gene-engineering to extend fruit flies' lives

Professor proves Dismal Swamp shrew lives elsewhere

Floating junk

Volvo radiator to reduce ozone pollution