Merger in drugs signed

Construction spending up for fifth month

Why did Aiken score with Excel?

Business briefs

Call and service industry booming

Fare wars heating up in Europe

Growth damaged by Asia

Black workers sue Goodyear

Lucent, unions agree on new labor pact

AP buys Worldwide Television News agency

Chick-fil-A founder tells of his business experience

Sprint to offer all telecommunications services via one line

Financial Ladder

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

Japan's Nikko to join operations with Travelers

Augusta Exchange to get another eatery

Food Lion case against ABC heads to appeals court

Clinton to be on guest list for international business conference

Excel representatives spread the word

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

Monsanto sold in $33 billion deal

CNN placing bet on newsmagazines with high-profile partners

Aiken named new Excel locale

Record sales of homes hit

Additional business news

Big K plans still on, Kmart officials say

Ex-suspect seeks ruling in advance

Approval expected for budget

Committee nearing pact on school bill

Local and area briefs

Flying high

GBI seeks information on cemetery vandals

State Senate negotiators to drop college aid plan

Local projects may get more federal money

Additional area news

Sprinkler fun

A soccer game, but just for fun

Group endorses hopefuls

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

Residents trying to keep their cool

Cooling off in fountain of youth

Gubernatorial candidates exchange ethics charges

Senator awaits judge's ruling on bounced check

Greeneway, Streetscape top council's priorities

Man, 23, pleads guilty to murdering his father

Commissioners approve plan for hotel

Inglis leads opponents in fund-raising

Gun concerns prompt pupils to avoid school

Union ratifies contract Teamsters

Murder suspects lose attorneys

Car dealer pleads guilty to 21 felonies

Davis gave America good work

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

Recreation area stirs debate

Center's contract to renew

1999 budget adopted by commission

Council race attracts little competition

Declares Regency only sensible option 060398 - The Augusta Chronicle

Salutes Rebel president on birthday 060398 - The Augusta Chronicle

Says God is way to stop the violence 060398 - The Augusta Chronicle

Resents depiction of south Augusta 060298 - The Augusta Chronicle

Favors incumbent in Aiken Co. Dist. 5 060398 - The Augusta Chronicle

Newt's grenades 060298 - The Augusta Chronicle

Sees irony in health care strategies 060298 - The Augusta Chronicle

Likes choice in Aiken Co. Dist. 2 race 060298 - The Augusta Chronicle

Criticizes cartoon on south Augusta 060298 - The Augusta Chronicle

OK recycle plan 060298 - The Augusta Chronicle

Protect prayer 060398 - The Augusta Chronicle

S.C. nightmare 060298 - The Augusta Chronicle

Lesson learned in Aiken 060398 - The Augusta Chronicle

Backache sidelines the Tiger

Another Elway season

Braves draft pitcher with 52nd pick

Panthers release Skrepenak in cost-cutting move

Like old days for Braves

Martinez blanks Brewers

Hingis clobbers Williams at French Open

Boll Weevils jump on Jackets early

Pirates pick Miller in draft

Bulls' spirit could be edge

Harbaugh takes over; Testaverde waived

Phillies to make first pick

Nerve-wracking draft day for Miller

Bulldogs sign Pack's Tim Fries

Soccer league ban reflects debate over winning and losing

No more Nomo for Dodgers

Huisman taken in 14th round by Anaheim

Hingis-Williams rivalry building

Primo Nebiolo rips `disgrace' of Atlanta Olympics

Overtime: Augustan wins her second straight title

Fatigue factor could hamper Chicago's play

Real Quiet leaves an assuring message

Edsall brings new approach to Tech defense

Diet and exercise can help reduce rate of bone loss

Do it yourself art

EpiPen recall forces many to get backup

Drug may be contribute to panic attacks

Staying afloat

Senior calendar

Crocodile hunter tackles his quarry with fearlessness

Changes can shift marriage's balance

Killer bees tear through Southwest

Fashion's top names eye Hollywood

Mizrahi has designs on Hollywood

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

Small bites: News and notes from the world of food

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

Volvo radiator to reduce ozone pollution

Discovery soars on NASA's last voyage to Mir

Local health departments ill-prepared for biological, chemical threats

Epson's Stylus Photo 700 makes sharp and clear prints

FDA approves urine-only HIV test

Floating junk

Nicotine's effects on babies called serious

Glenn in space

Researchers test biological weapon in war against fire ants

Scientists use gene-engineering to extend fruit flies' lives

Lights in sky entertain Pacific Northwest

76-year-old Glenn in training

NASA may give captured satellite second chance

Professor proves Dismal Swamp shrew lives elsewhere

Mir computer working again

High-end CD sound for less than $300

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

FBI director to meet with high-tech leaders over encryption