Merger in drugs signed

Chick-fil-A founder tells of his business experience

Excel representatives spread the word

Fare wars heating up in Europe

Financial Ladder

Black workers sue Goodyear

Food Lion case against ABC heads to appeals court

AP buys Worldwide Television News agency

Construction spending up for fifth month

Big K plans still on, Kmart officials say

Lucent, unions agree on new labor pact

Sprint to offer all telecommunications services via one line

Call and service industry booming

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

Growth damaged by Asia

Augusta Exchange to get another eatery

Why did Aiken score with Excel?

Clinton to be on guest list for international business conference

Monsanto sold in $33 billion deal

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

Aiken named new Excel locale

CNN placing bet on newsmagazines with high-profile partners

Japan's Nikko to join operations with Travelers

Record sales of homes hit

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State Senate negotiators to drop college aid plan

Inglis leads opponents in fund-raising

Center's contract to renew

Gun concerns prompt pupils to avoid school

Union ratifies contract Teamsters

Commissioners approve plan for hotel

Sprinkler fun

Gubernatorial candidates exchange ethics charges

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

Group endorses hopefuls

Murder suspects lose attorneys

Flying high

Council race attracts little competition

GBI seeks information on cemetery vandals

Senator awaits judge's ruling on bounced check

Local projects may get more federal money

Car dealer pleads guilty to 21 felonies

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Committee nearing pact on school bill

Residents trying to keep their cool

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Greeneway, Streetscape top council's priorities

Approval expected for budget

Davis gave America good work

Cooling off in fountain of youth

Recreation area stirs debate

A soccer game, but just for fun

1999 budget adopted by commission

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

Ex-suspect seeks ruling in advance

Man, 23, pleads guilty to murdering his father

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Boll Weevils jump on Jackets early

Real Quiet leaves an assuring message

Bulldogs sign Pack's Tim Fries

Nerve-wracking draft day for Miller

Another Elway season

Phillies to make first pick

Martinez blanks Brewers

Bulls' spirit could be edge

Hingis-Williams rivalry building

Overtime: Augustan wins her second straight title

Panthers release Skrepenak in cost-cutting move

Edsall brings new approach to Tech defense

Hingis clobbers Williams at French Open

Braves draft pitcher with 52nd pick

Pirates pick Miller in draft

Soccer league ban reflects debate over winning and losing

Backache sidelines the Tiger

Huisman taken in 14th round by Anaheim

Like old days for Braves

Primo Nebiolo rips `disgrace' of Atlanta Olympics

Harbaugh takes over; Testaverde waived

Fatigue factor could hamper Chicago's play

No more Nomo for Dodgers

Drug may be contribute to panic attacks

Staying afloat

Fashion's top names eye Hollywood

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

Senior calendar

Do it yourself art

Changes can shift marriage's balance

Crocodile hunter tackles his quarry with fearlessness

Mizrahi has designs on Hollywood

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

Diet and exercise can help reduce rate of bone loss

Killer bees tear through Southwest

EpiPen recall forces many to get backup

Small bites: News and notes from the world of food

Bulls' Dennis Rodman talks about hoops and his life

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Researchers test biological weapon in war against fire ants

NASA may give captured satellite second chance

Professor proves Dismal Swamp shrew lives elsewhere

76-year-old Glenn in training

Nicotine's effects on babies called serious

Epson's Stylus Photo 700 makes sharp and clear prints

Volvo radiator to reduce ozone pollution

Glenn in space

FBI director to meet with high-tech leaders over encryption

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

Floating junk

FDA approves urine-only HIV test

Local health departments ill-prepared for biological, chemical threats

Lights in sky entertain Pacific Northwest

Mir computer working again

Discovery soars on NASA's last voyage to Mir

Scientists use gene-engineering to extend fruit flies' lives

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