Purchasing managers predict continued growth

Drug makers Zeneca, Astra in merger talks

Low cost for gas to hold

Business briefs

U.S. trade deficit hits record high

McColl offended by questions about hiring women

Heinz reports 22 percent earnings increase

Union Pacific reclaiming lost business

BellSouth's CEO frustrated on long-distance

Knology gets ready for the future

Caterpillar to expand Sumter plant

White House Social Security talks just the beginning

Congress members can donate without limits

Many regions report slower economic growth

Mutual fund expenses can be very costly

FCC mulling telephone company mergers

Economy expected to be OK

Holtz expects to have staff in place by Friday

Georgia Southern player overcomes challenges

Rodriguez considers Bowden's offer

Western Illinois defense to present test for Southern

Trojans' coach still hurting from Norcross accident

A&M linebacker Dat Nguyen wins Lombardi

College notes: Champ Bailey wins Bronko Nagurski Award

Bowden completes staff with hiring of Rodriguez

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 goalie has no time to rest

Avalanche tops Rangers

Lynx rookie ready for comeback

Daneyko sets Devils record

Lynx ledger

Children take to new hospital

Officials suspend educator

Area bands to play at bowls

Across the area

Helping hands

Mrs. Beasley in intensive care after childbirth complications

Drought causing worries

Investigators try to hone in on gunmen

Infant deaths falling

Worker charged in blaze

Builder hanging up his holiday project

Report criticizes spending

Residents get view of plans for park

Hollings, Coverdell won in funding race

Audit gets OK of board

Accident probe questions brigade

Students hurt in bus accident

Barnes to create education panel

Breezy Hill brightens season

Impact fee solution dismissed

Transportation, air quality to top legislative agenda

School construction to begin

Lights may improve at interchange

Board newcomers test waters

Suspect to admit his guilt

Child care cost spurs request for assistance

Jury convicts ex-caseworker

SRS may face allotment cuts of $17 million

Fifth-graders graduate from DARE program

Multiple births keep hospital hopping

Across the area

Woman seeks holiday help

You can learn much from dogs

President's house project continues

NBA cancels All-Star game

Union: NBA season not over yet

NFL notes: Kraft touts benefits of stadium proposal

Pack remains positive despite injuries, losses

Poll finds support for new Hartford stadium

Bears ready for one of biggest rivalries

Long strange trip for Saints' Collins

Replay nightmare

Mrs. Elma Wood

Abel Bridgers

Mrs. Alice Tapley

Mrs. Hattie Barnes

Mrs. Rosemary Karch

Mrs. Shellie Courtney

Mr. George Toole

Mrs. Betty Smith

Mr. Ernest Gay

Mr. Everette McGuire

Mr. Walter Tankersley

Mr. Clarence Becton

Mrs. Phyllis Relken

Mrs. Linda Mimbs

Mrs. Jewell Chalker

Ms. Kathryn Corbin

Kristin Newton

Mrs. Marsha Crouch

Mr. William Glover

Mr. Fred Gartrell

Mr. Allan Silver

Mr. Thomas Jones Sr.

Mr. Horace Whitfield

Mrs. Inez Finley

Mrs. Virginia Hambrick

Mr. Don Hunt

Ms. Mary Chavous

Mr. Bernard Prescott Sr.

Mr. Charles Bowman Sr.

Mr. William Dixson

Mr. Johnny Pressley

Mr. Howard Brooks

Mrs. Leona Walker

Mr. William Handberry

Mr. J. Porter Carpenter

Mr. William Sipe

Mrs. Elsie Parker

Mrs. Pearl Smith

Mrs. Salley Cohen

Mrs. Dott Brown

Mrs. Marie Sanders

Mrs. Betty Marcus

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

A sad tale in Brooklyn 121098 - The Augusta Chronicle

Budget priorities 120998 - The Augusta Chronicle

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Offers toast to local musical talent 120998 - The Augusta Chronicle

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Losses sting team

Olympic gymnast returns to court to keep father away

A changing of the guard for U.S. golf

Overtime: Women's boxing event set for Augusta

Overtime: Boxing champ Archie Mooredead at 84

Presidents Cup not yet a pressure cooker

Arizona franchise is young, players aren't

Court decision to determine Tyson's future

Leadbetter ends relationship with Pak

Health capsules: Chocolate history

There's some method to the madness of folk cures

Simple gifts

Cures for common cold, flu coming within reach

FDA approves AIDS drug to treat hepatitis B

More medical professionals try the alternatives

`Rolie Polie Olie' is a delight

The Partridge Inn offers an interesting dining experience

Echinacea's acclaim at fighting colds may be overhyped, studies say

Barley lentil soup a hearty meal

'Babe' flops; Hollywood wonders why

Quick cooking with Karin

Health and fitness calendar

New treatment for macular degeneration

Demand rising for new livers

Carry-on controversy

Supermarket shopper

Living-donor liver transplant takes 2 surgeries

Thermally incompatible couples endure winters of discontent

Latest 'Star Trek' unconvincing

Small portions

Official praises Pantex plant

Environmental group launches hog-watcher website

Russia's nuclear chief hails deal with Iran

Scientists urge research into cloning to treat disease

Tool time: Computer helps remodeling efforts

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

Test on mother's blood can find Rh factor

Smyrna chosen as site for AOL computer operations center

Skeleton discovered

Microsoft: Y2K bugs found in Windows 98

Computer mouse turns 30 years old

Student's approach to measuring Milky Way wins astronomy honor

FDA approves laser blood sugar test for diabetics

Spacewalking astronauts go back out