Merger in drugs signed

Japan's Nikko to join operations with Travelers

Excel representatives spread the word

Business briefs

Call and service industry booming

Fare wars heating up in Europe

Food Lion case against ABC heads to appeals court

Black workers sue Goodyear

Construction spending up for fifth month

AP buys Worldwide Television News agency

Chick-fil-A founder tells of his business experience

Big K plans still on, Kmart officials say

Financial Ladder

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

Lucent, unions agree on new labor pact

CNN placing bet on newsmagazines with high-profile partners

Aiken named new Excel locale

Record sales of homes hit

Additional business news

Sprint to offer all telecommunications services via one line

Car dealer pleads guilty to 21 felonies

A soccer game, but just for fun

Committee nearing pact on school bill

Group endorses hopefuls

Center's contract to renew

Flying high

State Senate negotiators to drop college aid plan

Local and area briefs

Inglis leads opponents in fund-raising

GBI seeks information on cemetery vandals

Murder suspects lose attorneys

Local projects may get more federal money

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

Sprinkler fun

Cooling off in fountain of youth

Commissioners approve plan for hotel

Senator awaits judge's ruling on bounced check

Gun concerns prompt pupils to avoid school

Additional area news

Gubernatorial candidates exchange ethics charges

Approval expected for budget

Greeneway, Streetscape top council's priorities

Council race attracts little competition

Davis gave America good work

Residents trying to keep their cool

Recreation area stirs debate

Union ratifies contract Teamsters

1999 budget adopted by commission

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

Ex-suspect seeks ruling in advance

Man, 23, pleads guilty to murdering his father

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Bulldogs sign Pack's Tim Fries

Pirates pick Miller in draft

Soccer league ban reflects debate over winning and losing

Another Elway season

Nerve-wracking draft day for Miller

Hingis-Williams rivalry building

No more Nomo for Dodgers

Bulls' spirit could be edge

Edsall brings new approach to Tech defense

Hingis clobbers Williams at French Open

Boll Weevils jump on Jackets early

Harbaugh takes over; Testaverde waived

Overtime: Augustan wins her second straight title

Phillies to make first pick

Huisman taken in 14th round by Anaheim

Backache sidelines the Tiger

Primo Nebiolo rips `disgrace' of Atlanta Olympics

Like old days for Braves

Fatigue factor could hamper Chicago's play

Martinez blanks Brewers

Real Quiet leaves an assuring message

Panthers release Skrepenak in cost-cutting move

Braves draft pitcher with 52nd pick

Fashion's top names eye Hollywood

Killer bees tear through Southwest

Diet and exercise can help reduce rate of bone loss

Drug may be contribute to panic attacks

Changes can shift marriage's balance

Mizrahi has designs on Hollywood

Staying afloat

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

Small bites: News and notes from the world of food

Do it yourself art

Senior calendar

EpiPen recall forces many to get backup

Crocodile hunter tackles his quarry with fearlessness

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

Xtreme body image survey

Your Style

Bulls' Dennis Rodman talks about hoops and his life

Xtreme Body Image Survey

Xtreme advice

The big screen

Top of the charts

Xtreme calendar

Wheels and deals

FDA approves urine-only HIV test

Local health departments ill-prepared for biological, chemical threats

Professor proves Dismal Swamp shrew lives elsewhere

High-end CD sound for less than $300

Lights in sky entertain Pacific Northwest

FBI director to meet with high-tech leaders over encryption

Discovery soars on NASA's last voyage to Mir

Glenn in space

Nicotine's effects on babies called serious

NASA may give captured satellite second chance

Researchers test biological weapon in war against fire ants

Floating junk

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

Volvo radiator to reduce ozone pollution

Scientists use gene-engineering to extend fruit flies' lives

76-year-old Glenn in training

Mir computer working again

Epson's Stylus Photo 700 makes sharp and clear prints