Business briefs

Authority approves renewal of contract

Existing-home sales rise to record in July

Central Europe wrestles with Russian crisis

Dow gains 36 as late pullback stifles rally

Wells Fargo pledges $15 billion in loans to low-income families

Keebler elf and Thin Mints join forces

Shippers, railroads agree to new arbitration system

PepsiCo gets Tropicana

Coke learned lessons during economic crisis

Airbus purchase is setback for Boeing

Northwest strike threatens deliveries

Russia announces debt structuring

Durable-goods orders rebound in July

Pilots ready to walk

Company to stop selling credit details to marketers

Cookie deal should not affect Augusta bakery

JB White to lose name

Strike-wary Northwest Airlines cancels hundreds of flights

Job cuts planned at Harnischfeger

Disney makes $600 million TV deal with NHL

Clinton's bad week meant good business for QVC

U S West phone strike drags on

Russia announces debt structuring

Money still pours into mutual funds

Chernomyrdin tries to reassure investors

Hotels busy as Bonnie nears

Vacationers deal with hurricane

Report: Some Southern campuses not desegregated

Restoration brightens church

Lurking

Hurricanes have left mark on area

Coastal residents flee Bonnie

Rochelle-Vidalia rail to get repairs

Vacation missives slow down

Principals back new schedule

Condon dismissed from poker issues

Filmmaker to record Revolutionary War hero's life

Father facing charges

Hurricane coverage is the Super Bowl for weathercasters

NRA bypasses Millner to endorse Barnes

Travelers enter guilty pleas

Attorney: Fund use likely OK

Across the area

Richardson: Job cuts unlikely at SRS

Two tires roll out at Bridgestone/Firestone plant

Few stay behind to wait out storm

School gets new traffic light

Burnettown OKs latest annexation

Schools get grant to start area support center

Hotel phones busy as Bonnie nears

Medical center to halt some psychiatric work

Speculative building seeks firm offers

NRA gives backing to Barnes

Storm's refugees filling area hotels

Funding granted to team

Coastal residents flee Bonnie

Money finally at work

Attorney: Fund use likely OK

Hurricanes have left mark on Southeast

HIV-infected woman indicted

Residents react to Bonnie's wrath

Georgia Power rate cuts disputed

Only dogs laid to rest at cemetery

Across the area

United Way ready for fund-raiser

Officials deny blame in moonshine deaths of fish

Hurricane Danielle follows Bonnie's path

Bush mum on run for president

Mrs. Lula McDonald

Mrs. Ruth Floyd

Mrs. Alice Chilton-Foss

Mrs. Jessie Hall

Mr. Harry Smith

Mrs. Cleo West

Mr. Thomas Clark

Mrs. Evelyn Overstreet

Mr. Thomas Nelson Sr.

Mrs. Sarah Branyan

Mrs. Remell Allen

Mr. John Binns Sr.

Miss Marie Jones

Mr. Robert Moore

Mr. Edward S. Bruner Jr.

Mrs. Alma Day

Mrs. Minnie Shelton

Mrs. Ella Gordon

Mrs. Kathryn St. John

Mrs. Janie Ressler

Mrs. Mae Hassman

Mr. Clifford Luckey

Mr. Marion Ivey

Mrs. Ida Nassau

Mrs. Louise Thigpen

Phony secrecy claim 082698 - The Augusta Chronicle

'Care' reforms costly 082798 - The Augusta Chronicle

Clinton's done it again 082798 - The Augusta Chronicle

Defends critical EPA report on school 082698 - The Augusta Chronicle

Says Jane's headgood for swearing 082798 - The Augusta Chronicle

Seeks `empathy' to mitigate reporting 082698 - The Augusta Chronicle

Defends choice of Goshen school site 082798 - The Augusta Chronicle

`Sampling' ruled out 082698 - The Augusta Chronicle

Continues ambulance service debate 082798 - The Augusta Chronicle

A lifesaving vote 082698 - The Augusta Chronicle

Ft. Gordon security 082798 - The Augusta Chronicle

Claims opponents vicious about Clinton 082698 - The Augusta Chronicle

'I'm... proud of SRS' 082798 - The Augusta Chronicle

Column: Liberals celebrate diversity in allexcept opinions differing from theirs 082798 - The Augusta Chronicle

Raps those who judge out of fear 082798 - The Augusta Chronicle

Decries nation's loss of moral footing 082798 - The Augusta Chronicle

Elway's fortune gives Marino hope

European Ryder Cup captain named

NBA lockout hearing continues

Sosa hits No. 52

Macon beats Augusta again

New IRL can't match draw of NASCAR

Quickness, technique also important

Fifty years of frustration could end for McCormick

Smoltz is dominant in victory

Braves notebook

Hershiser gives fan $5,000 for Bonds HR ball

Hampton strikes down Atlanta

Ford fired as coach of the Milwaukee Bucks

Williams keeping mind on game

Pitching staff set for McGwire

College football notes: Cox rests ailing knee

Rios upset, Rafter advances in Hamlet Cup

Ticket sales get nasty

Overtime

NFL preseason: Falcons showing interest in Blake

Coetzer ousts Kournikova; Schnyder upset by Huber

Stay on McGuire bandwagon

World Series of Golf back for final time

Businesses getting pitch for Holyfield tickets

Sosa's gift to boy taken by ushers

NFL notes: Bill Bates will coach, not play in 1998

Tough matches ahead for U.S. Open's top seeds

Cheers hearten Palmer

Overtime:Thornton gets bronze medal in gymnastics

Duval, Furyk team to win Meyer honors

Howell's snake shakes Aussie

Overtime

McGwire, Sosa each hit homers

Howell gets the breaks at U.S. Amateur

Braves fall to Astros

One Tech lock and a surprise

Perfect pancakes

Work-related lung diseases discovered

Supermarket shopper: Self service now at your nearest checkout

New oral vaccine is on horizon

Body work

Health calendar

PETA wants fisherman off Wheaties box

Laura San Giacomo star shines on hit NBC show

Health capsules

New hope for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis

New cancer treatments looking promising

Mosquitoes living underground choose humans over birds

Antidepressant found useful for treating anxiety

Eat for life

Researchers identify hometown of Disney heroine Mulan

Man to live underground as tribute to mother

Quick cooking: Leftover meat put to good use in chicken tortilla pie

Calcium may alleviate premenstrual distress

Small portions

Divorce rising as Taiwanese women rebel against overbearing males

Researcher holds Anne Frank diary pages hostage

Michigan mathematician solves 400-year-old riddle

Palm-sized pager available

Companies bet timing is right for electronic books

Leonard Bernstein items go online

Older women among fastest-growing Internet groups

Government looks at Microsoft's market power

Fresh water shortage could be critical

One-third of Americans now use the Internet

Track WNBA's championship series with site

Dog owners pay big bucks for canine clone

Mobile phones rendered mum by no-phoning zones, jamming devices

Mars low on energy for life

Mechanical museum aide explains how robots developed

New software blocks Internet ads

Technology helps disabled

Sony, Nintendo drop prices on video game systems

Almanac warns of rough winter

Computer-printed stamps to be approved