Merck drags down drug stocks

Russia pushes ahead with austerity program

Business briefs

Clinton signs legislation to overhaul IRS

Flue-cured markets open amid uncertainty

Pay raise, 401(k)s for military advocated

'Healing' margarine headed to U.S.

House Republicans postpone action on IMF funds

Viagra sales taper off

Clinton's decision to maintain trade with China upheld

Judge orders arbitration for GM, UAW

Greenspan: 'there will be a correction'

Knology to provide digital service

Aiken construction underway

Fed inflation-wary despite slowdown in economy

Additional business news

Judges miss deadline for appeal

Architecture camp

Schrenko keeps seat in primary

Walking the line

Violators of water restrictions could face fine

Unknowns battle for 10th congressional seat

Former Gingrich aid wins

Boswell takes early lead in Attorney General primary

Clinton may veto bill limiting tritium to SRS

Election wrapup

Greer wins agriculture primary

Ex-inmate suit alleges abuse

Raise request denied

Massey bows out of runoff

Millner leads in GOP primary

One PSC race over, one close

District 2 seat goes to Spears

Laws credited with lowering teen traffic deaths

PSC shuts down phone companies

Judge denies new trial motion

Five overlooked ballots to be counted

Package creates scare in Aiken

Officials opt to change water policy

Center's changes positive

Richmond Co. probate judge runoff in August

Additional area news

Augusta's tax rates unchanged

Water main gives supply more relief

Wheale, Watkins win in judgeship races

County high on list of chemical risks

Coles leading early in Senate primary

Trains to move quicker

Lawyers headed for runoff

Laws credited with lowering teen traffic deaths

Report: Pentagon housing plan will save less than expected

Brush fires scorch Aiken Co.

Additional area news

E. coli problems cause death of 2-year-old girl

Thurmond leads in labor commissioner race

Millner runoff possible

Williams returns to legislature

Mrs. Thelma Franks

Mr. Elmer Patrick

Mr. King Johnson III

Mrs. Agnus Campbell

Mrs. Eleanor Mertins

Mrs. Jean Hindmarch

Mr. George Kirkland

Mr. Isaac Hickson Sr.

Mrs. Angelyn DeLoach

Mr. Hugh Thackston

Mr. Herman Gartrell

Mr. Howard Deer Sr.

Mr. Frank Trotter

Mrs. Marjorie Phinizy

Mr. Michael Moore

Mrs. Joan Harmon

Mrs. Barbara Boyle

Mrs. Edna Griffin

Ms. Gladys Turner

Mrs. Patricia Ange

Mr. Frank Ellis

Mrs. Julia Burns

Mr. Ralph Sifre

Mrs. Mary Bragg

Mrs. Norma McDaniel

Mrs. Gladys Gordon

Mr. Billy Gregory

Ms. Gail Harris

Mrs. Winnell Fowler

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Applauds Ripken's ability, longevity 072398 - The Augusta Chronicle

Says Hicks isn't a one man show 072298 - The Augusta Chronicle

Would expand on excellent SRS start 072298 - The Augusta Chronicle

'Wants God in America again' 072398 - The Augusta Chronicle

Opposes child custody protection bill 072298 - The Augusta Chronicle

Defends Hicks as Utilities Director 072298 - The Augusta Chronicle

Those state judge races 072398 - The Augusta Chronicle

Woods, Cubs outdo Maddux to get victory

NBA and union: Let's talk

Inexperience meaningless for `Noles QB

Columbia County falls in Dixies

Wagner just happy to be back

Cleveland grounds crew goes swinging in the rain

Post 26 getting by without star

A real pro: Rose enjoys first pay day

Braves notes: Jones embarrassed when yanked

Gil Morgan shooting for victory

NFL notes: Manning's agent gets down to business

Floyd: A coach's son hits the big-time

Griffey hits AL-leading 40th home run

Braves crush Phillies

Mountain man: Ullrich takes Tour de France lead

Newsome says farewell to a lost season

Reeves, Falcons set to improve on 1997

Bull's dynasty coming to end in wrong way

This could be cinderella year for Wake Forest

Nate Newton on the Chopping Block

Condition of Dolphins' Wheeler upgraded

Floyd to coach Chicago Bulls

Cox's song: Take him out of the ballgame

Tar Heels push Bly for Heisman

Lazier looks for another big weekend at Charlotte

Local NFL official honored

Overtime: Cranford closes in on lead at junior tourney

NFL notes: Policy steps down as team president

It's a boy for actress Jodie Foster

Newsmagazines continue their summer success

Fox kicking off its fall season in August with two new sitcoms

Perfect dad, ideal doc, Robert Young dies at 91

Calming a racing heart

Study: Drugs effective in exercise-induced asthma

Small portions: News and notes from the world of food

Intimacy difficult for those suffering depression

National Trust opens Paul McCartney's boyhood home to the public

Perfect dad, ideal doc, Robert Young dies at 91

'Private Ryan' reminds family of tragedy

Health capsules

Window is minutes long for reversing cardiac arrest

Health calendar

Cruise ship smoke obscures industry safety record

Putting a heart saver in hands of novices

Children more at risk of being bitten by dog

Lively chicken Flamenco Fajitas are full of flavor

Columbia County using Internet tally

Ballmer named Microsoft president

Mice cloned with improved technology

Study finds apparent decline in Gulf hurricanes

National Geographic makes 3-D splash

Astronaut Alan Shepard dies at 74

Internet companies set their sights on toppling TV

Senate moves to protect children from Internet smut

No need for Viagra with garlic website

Columbia County using Internet tally

Study: Radioactive idodine treament does not affect cancer deaths

Pornographic images of man's dead daughter found on his computer

Study: Differences in heart-risk traits not explained by socioeconomics

Researchers hunt for American eels in Cape Fear

Astronaut Alan Shepard dies at 74