Merger in drugs signed

Excel representatives spread the word

Aiken named new Excel locale

AP buys Worldwide Television News agency

Additional business news

Big K plans still on, Kmart officials say

Food Lion case against ABC heads to appeals court

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

Lucent, unions agree on new labor pact

CNN placing bet on newsmagazines with high-profile partners

Call and service industry booming

Financial Ladder

Growth damaged by Asia

Business briefs

Monsanto sold in $33 billion deal

Black workers sue Goodyear

Chick-fil-A founder tells of his business experience

Sprint to offer all telecommunications services via one line

Why did Aiken score with Excel?

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

Record sales of homes hit

Fare wars heating up in Europe

Committee nearing pact on school bill

Ex-suspect seeks ruling in advance

A soccer game, but just for fun

Gubernatorial candidates exchange ethics charges

Additional area news

Greeneway, Streetscape top council's priorities

Inglis leads opponents in fund-raising

Commissioners approve plan for hotel

Sprinkler fun

Residents trying to keep their cool

Center's contract to renew

Group endorses hopefuls

Council race attracts little competition

Flying high

Man, 23, pleads guilty to murdering his father

Local and area briefs

Approval expected for budget

GBI seeks information on cemetery vandals

Murder suspects lose attorneys

Local projects may get more federal money

1999 budget adopted by commission

Gun concerns prompt pupils to avoid school

Car dealer pleads guilty to 21 felonies

Davis gave America good work

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

Cooling off in fountain of youth

Union ratifies contract Teamsters

State Senate negotiators to drop college aid plan

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

Senator awaits judge's ruling on bounced check

Recreation area stirs debate

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Huisman taken in 14th round by Anaheim

Bulls' spirit could be edge

Edsall brings new approach to Tech defense

Backache sidelines the Tiger

Fatigue factor could hamper Chicago's play

Soccer league ban reflects debate over winning and losing

Another Elway season

Phillies to make first pick

Hingis-Williams rivalry building

Panthers release Skrepenak in cost-cutting move

Real Quiet leaves an assuring message

Martinez blanks Brewers

Primo Nebiolo rips `disgrace' of Atlanta Olympics

Boll Weevils jump on Jackets early

Nerve-wracking draft day for Miller

Bulldogs sign Pack's Tim Fries

Overtime: Augustan wins her second straight title

Like old days for Braves

No more Nomo for Dodgers

Harbaugh takes over; Testaverde waived

Braves draft pitcher with 52nd pick

Pirates pick Miller in draft

Hingis clobbers Williams at French Open

Do it yourself art

EpiPen recall forces many to get backup

Fashion's top names eye Hollywood

Changes can shift marriage's balance

Senior calendar

Staying afloat

Drug may be contribute to panic attacks

Diet and exercise can help reduce rate of bone loss

Mizrahi has designs on Hollywood

Crocodile hunter tackles his quarry with fearlessness

Killer bees tear through Southwest

Small bites: News and notes from the world of food

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

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

Xtreme Body Image Survey

Wheels and deals

Top of the charts

Your Style

The big screen

Xtreme advice

Bulls' Dennis Rodman talks about hoops and his life

Xtreme calendar

Xtreme body image survey

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

Discovery soars on NASA's last voyage to Mir

76-year-old Glenn in training

Lights in sky entertain Pacific Northwest

Nicotine's effects on babies called serious

Local health departments ill-prepared for biological, chemical threats

Professor proves Dismal Swamp shrew lives elsewhere

Volvo radiator to reduce ozone pollution

FDA approves urine-only HIV test

Floating junk

Researchers test biological weapon in war against fire ants

NASA may give captured satellite second chance

FBI director to meet with high-tech leaders over encryption

Epson's Stylus Photo 700 makes sharp and clear prints

High-end CD sound for less than $300

Mir computer working again

Glenn in space

Scientists use gene-engineering to extend fruit flies' lives