New quarter pressed

Drug makers Zeneca, Astra in merger talks

BellSouth's CEO frustrated on long-distance

Mutual fund expenses can be very costly

Deal could hurt generic drug makers

Low cost for gas to hold

Stocks rise, Nasdaq at new high

Heinz reports 22 percent earnings increase

Business briefs

Union Pacific reclaiming lost business

Economy expected to be OK

Liz Claiborne to cut 400 jobs

Russian ruble plunges again

Foreign company to buy U.S. electric company

American cities are developing an international outlook

Personal accounts for Social Security proposed

Shoppers return to downtown

McColl offended by questions about hiring women

Purchasing managers predict continued growth

College notes: Champ Bailey wins Bronko Nagurski Award

Peach Bowl sellout expected

Holtz expects to have staff in place by Friday

Rodriguez considers Bowden's offer

A&M linebacker Dat Nguyen wins Lombardi

Carter named SEC's top freshman

Georgia Southern player overcomes challenges

Tulane hires Bulldogs assistant Chris Scelfo

Texas back tops, in line for Heisman

College notes: Johnson contacted to discuss coaching jobs

UConn loves Moore's defense

Young, Navas named new coaches at schools

Lincoln haunted by loss

Walker paces Jackets in win against Evans

Egekeze's second-half play fires Westside to home win

Lynx rookie ready for comeback

Daneyko sets Devils record

Cuts may endanger area patient

Audit gets OK of board

Jury convicts ex-caseworker

Officials suspend educator

Fifth-graders graduate from DARE program

Investigators try to hone in on gunmen

Residents get view of plans for park

Transportation, air quality to top legislative agenda

Shootings might be connected

Child care cost spurs request for assistance

Builder hanging up his holiday project

Media tour finds no bats in Lace House

Officer causes car crash, officials say

Bowlers serve veterans meal

Panelists split money meant for new center

Children's medical center opens

House must be moved

Improvements slowing traffic on Fury's Ferry

Lights may improve at interchange

Across the area

Brightening things

Book chronicles suffrage event

Across the area

Board newcomers test waters

SRS may face allotment cuts of $17 million

Arts groups vie for city dollars

Children take to new hospital

Teacher's statments lead to suspension, demotion

Canal plan gets range of opinions

You can learn much from dogs

NBA cancels All-Star game

Exhibition game set for Dec. 19

Capers praises Biakabutuka for relief role

NFL notes: Brunell out for Oilers' game

Falcons hope to avoid another slow start

Instant replay could be in play for NFL playoffs

Poll finds support for new Hartford stadium

A gift for Testaverde

Opponents, not pressure, taking toll on Broncos

Buckaneers back in playoff race

Last three games could be playoffs preview

Pack remains positive despite injuries, losses

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Laments a 'loss of rights' 120998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Advocates keeping threatened spring 120898 - The Augusta Chronicle

Resents way 'God's Man' treated 120998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Offers toast to local musical talent 120998 - The Augusta Chronicle

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Budget priorities 120998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Olympic gymnast returns to court to keep father away

Court decision to determine Tyson's future

DiMaggio takes 'serious turn for the worse'

No decision yet on Tyson probation

Clemens talks narrowed to half-dozen

A changing of the guard for U.S. golf

Presidents Cup not yet a pressure cooker

Overtime: Women's boxing event set for Augusta

O'Meara, Pak, Irwin win golf writers' awards

Arizona franchise is young, players aren't

Couples' presence giving U.S. an edge in cup play

Off the Wall: Memory Lane is not a family address

New documentary looks candidly at boxing legend

Museum a tribute to Cold War espionage

Tools of the trade

Barley lentil soup a hearty meal

Small portions

Senior calendar

`Rolie Polie Olie' is a delight

Supermarket shopper

Sound alert on medication interaction

Simple gifts

Actor finds change of pace in new character

Quick cooking with Karin

Age old questions

Xtreme calendar

Net chat: Eric Zeier

`That '70s Show' a blast from the past

Xtreme style

Christmas crush

Smyrna chosen as site for AOL computer operations center

Scientists: Earth's radiation belt pose a risk to satellites

Computer companies join telcos in FCC request

Industrial pollution and dust crosses Pacific

Computer mouse turns 30 years old

Demand for dried food climbs with Y2K concern

Student's approach to measuring Milky Way wins astronomy honor

Space station parts wired together

Tool time: Computer helps remodeling efforts

Company offers an Olympic upset

FDA approves laser blood sugar test for diabetics

South Carolina withdraws from Microsoft suit

Scientists urge research into cloning to treat disease

Interactive ventures bet viewers want a closer relationship with their TV

Microsoft: Y2K bugs found in Windows 98

Holiday bells a-pealing with good PC buys

Fault line on Jupiter's moon Europa similar to San Andreas fault

Georgia Power to mix gas with coal to reduce pollution