Additional business news

Monsanto sold in $33 billion deal

Japan's Nikko to join operations with Travelers

AP buys Worldwide Television News agency

CNN placing bet on newsmagazines with high-profile partners

Growth damaged by Asia

Financial Ladder

Lucent, unions agree on new labor pact

Why did Aiken score with Excel?

Business briefs

Aiken named new Excel locale

Fare wars heating up in Europe

Record sales of homes hit

Black workers sue Goodyear

Call and service industry booming

Big K plans still on, Kmart officials say

Merger in drugs signed

Sprint to offer all telecommunications services via one line

Food Lion case against ABC heads to appeals court

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

Excel representatives spread the word

Augusta Exchange to get another eatery

Construction spending up for fifth month

Clinton to be on guest list for international business conference

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

Chick-fil-A founder tells of his business experience

State Senate negotiators to drop college aid plan

A soccer game, but just for fun

Additional area news

Local projects may get more federal money

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

Sprinkler fun

Committee nearing pact on school bill

Flying high

Local and area briefs

Group endorses hopefuls

Car dealer pleads guilty to 21 felonies

Residents trying to keep their cool

GBI seeks information on cemetery vandals

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

Gun concerns prompt pupils to avoid school

Inglis leads opponents in fund-raising

Murder suspects lose attorneys

Union ratifies contract Teamsters

Davis gave America good work

Council race attracts little competition

Recreation area stirs debate

Center's contract to renew

1999 budget adopted by commission

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

Ex-suspect seeks ruling in advance

Commissioners approve plan for hotel

Cooling off in fountain of youth

Approval expected for budget

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

Protect prayer 060398 - The Augusta Chronicle

Lesson learned in Aiken 060398 - The Augusta Chronicle

Criticizes cartoon on south Augusta 060298 - The Augusta Chronicle

Declares Regency only sensible option 060398 - The Augusta Chronicle

S.C. nightmare 060298 - The Augusta Chronicle

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

Sees irony in health care strategies 060298 - The Augusta Chronicle

OK recycle plan 060298 - 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

Salutes Rebel president on birthday 060398 - The Augusta Chronicle

Real Quiet leaves an assuring message

Bulls' spirit could be edge

Hingis clobbers Williams at French Open

Harbaugh takes over; Testaverde waived

Martinez blanks Brewers

Fatigue factor could hamper Chicago's play

Soccer league ban reflects debate over winning and losing

Huisman taken in 14th round by Anaheim

Hingis-Williams rivalry building

Panthers release Skrepenak in cost-cutting move

Overtime: Augustan wins her second straight title

Nerve-wracking draft day for Miller

Braves draft pitcher with 52nd pick

Pirates pick Miller in draft

Primo Nebiolo rips `disgrace' of Atlanta Olympics

Bulldogs sign Pack's Tim Fries

Edsall brings new approach to Tech defense

Like old days for Braves

Backache sidelines the Tiger

No more Nomo for Dodgers

Another Elway season

Boll Weevils jump on Jackets early

Phillies to make first pick

Small bites: News and notes from the world of food

Crocodile hunter tackles his quarry with fearlessness

Do it yourself art

Drug may be contribute to panic attacks

Changes can shift marriage's balance

Diet and exercise can help reduce rate of bone loss

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

Staying afloat

Senior calendar

Mizrahi has designs on Hollywood

EpiPen recall forces many to get backup

Fashion's top names eye Hollywood

Killer bees tear through Southwest

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

Discovery soars on NASA's last voyage to Mir

Epson's Stylus Photo 700 makes sharp and clear prints

FDA approves urine-only HIV test

FBI director to meet with high-tech leaders over encryption

Local health departments ill-prepared for biological, chemical threats

Researchers test biological weapon in war against fire ants

Lights in sky entertain Pacific Northwest

Glenn in space

76-year-old Glenn in training

High-end CD sound for less than $300

Floating junk

Scientists use gene-engineering to extend fruit flies' lives

Nicotine's effects on babies called serious

Professor proves Dismal Swamp shrew lives elsewhere

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

Mir computer working again

NASA may give captured satellite second chance

Volvo radiator to reduce ozone pollution