Bell Atlantic near $45 billion purchase of wireless giant AirTouch

Justice joins Medicare fraud suit against Columbia/HCA

Euro may boost continental economy

New chamber leader aims for unity

Pharmacy competition up

The Euro: A Q&A

Slowing growth expected

G&L Bank will cater to gay community

Euro marks beginning of a new era in Europe

DaimlerChrysler recalls Chrysler, Dodge, Eagle LH-series sedans

Euro currency is far-reaching

British Petroleum-Amoco merger approved

Meat recalled after outbreak at food plant

Justice Department approves telecommunications merger

Business briefs

Not everything is in Buckeyes' favor in Sugar Bowl

Hogs, Michigan vie for credibility

Bulldogs rally from 21 points down

TCU 28, Southern Cal 19

Win over Virginia may be first step to top 10

Tulane determined to finish undefeated

Arizona beats Nebraska in Holiday Bowl

Gator Bowl notes: Irish skips night out with Jackets

Gator Bowl notes: Plenty of rest scheduled

Tech keys on running defense

A football fiesta may overshadow the real Fiesta

Warrick, Price: Big-play guys in a big game

TCU's option will run headon into nation's best linebacker

Williams aims for Cotton Bowl record

Idaho tops Southern Mississippi

Aggies again in underdog role

Ole Miss awaits Indy Bowl, and still learning

Tulane takes Liberty Bowl

Rose Bowl lacking usual excitement

Bailey era ending

Peach Bowl notes: Cavs' Kerney step up to task

Lawrence leads Lady Jaguars to win

Tusculum earns Augusta sweep

Dates of the Millennium
New city ordinance bans the ``burning'' and sale of fireworks in Augusta as well as the firing of guns in 1827 ...Shovel of dirt from Summerville stored in archives of City Hall as symbol of annexation on this day in 1839.

Backward glances: Merry Christmas, 1961
Cars lined Broad Street in down town Augusta as residents celebrated Christmas Eve in 1961.

History focus of project
With a new millennium fast approaching, The Augusta Chronicle is taking a look back at the Augusta-Aiken area's history to help residents understand their community's place in history.

Augusta once was Indian crossroads, research shows
The Augusta area seemed a natural choice more than two centuries ago when Georgia founder James Oglethorpe sought a site northwest of Savannah to bolster American Indian relations and trade.

Dates of the Millennium
New city ordinance bans the ``burning'' and sale of fireworks in Augusta as well as the firing of guns in 1827 ...Shovel of dirt from Summerville stored in archives of City Hall as symbol of annexation on this day in 1839.

Balanced Burke captures title

Lady Rebel's streak intact

Report: New Jersey Nets want to buy Devils

Effect of Lynx players absence unknown

Lynx ledger

New Year on Ice

Lynx win in overtime

Regulations could halt large hog farms

Additional area news

First flight

Jury rejects indictment for manslaughter

Beasley to go to Harvard

Drug bust finds infant alligator

Across the area

Backward glances: Merry Christmas, 1961

Cemetery's dead forgotten

Mayor's inauguration surrounded by parties

First flight

Dates of the Millennium

Frommer is named new Aiken chief

Many head to altar at new year

Convict faces charges

Care continues even as indigent contract expires

Cool rider

Thurmond inspects model of monument

Augusta once was Indian crossroads, research shows

President relishes getaway at Hilton Head Island

No deadline on jail repair

Hospital's CEO list narrows

Police will be out in full force for New Year's Eve

1990s still in search of identity

Board will act slowly, official says

History focus of project

Myths help ring in New Year

Retiring chief remembered

Miller planning to sit on corporations' boards of directors

Augustans prepare for celebration

Dates of the Millennium

Union has final offer but won't give it to league

Hunter: Players to make their 'final' offer

Testaverde, Chandler among eight honored by NFL

Cardinals safety cements position

Falcons' playoff game is sold out

Bledsoe to stay on sidelines

NFL schedule

Pro picks: Now it really counts

Dolphins are a fish out of water on ground

Butler ready for postseason

Flutie, Madison exchange barbs

Five Vikings highlight All-Pro team

Mrs. Vera Jewett

Mrs. Helen Weld

Mr. Bobby Mullis

Mrs. Eva Woods

Mr. Fred Campbell

Mrs. Sudie McGee

Mrs. Christine Garrett

Mr. Ernest Morris

Mr. Jackie Jordan

Mr. Albert Twiggs

Mrs. Mattie Harden

Mr. Thomas Kuna

Mr. Gordon Mays

Mr. Danny Eubanks

Mrs. Cynthia Gray

Mrs. Jestine Green

Mrs. O'Dessa Cullum

Mrs. Grace Sims

Mr. Gregory Gee

Mrs. Olivia Wilson

Mr. Willie White

Mrs. Grace Soto

Mrs. Nora Pollard

Mrs. Mildred Evans

Mr. Tony Volf

Mrs. Thelma Thompson

Mrs. Sallie Blocker

Mr. Walter Williams

Mr. Willie Swam

Mrs. Gwendolyn Brand

Mrs. Anna Adams

Mrs. Janie Hampton

Mrs. Frances Erwin

Mrs. Margarete Farrar

Mr. Larry Williams

Mrs. Lillie Shannon

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Defends Christmas tree as appropriate 123198 - The Augusta Chronicle

Happy New Year! 010199 - The Augusta Chronicle

Mulls Malcolm X stamp vs. Ga. flag 010199 - The Augusta Chronicle

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IOC vows to overcome scandal

Overtime

'Tis now the fishing show, angling seminars season

Inquiries to follow Australian race disaster

Girl Scouts begin countdown to 2000

Olympic debut proposed for mermaid mimics

Arrivederci, Alberto! Tomba skis farewell race

Sheffield sets salary record at $14.9 million

China to get new horse racing complex

IOC VP meets with Salt Lake officials

Applause calendar

Winterizing the garden

The best movies of 1998

Returning festivities

99 things to look toward

Club calendar

Mini movie reviews

Ramblin' Rhodes: There were differences of opinion on top artists

Health and fitness calendar

Football, news magazines dominate TV ratings

Concert calendar

Video watch

1999 brings unexpected difficulty date

New signs of hope for chronically depressed

Health capsules: Brainpower difference

Laughter may not be best medicine, but it's close

Common-sense measures can help elderly avoid falls

Junebug has one stick, one shtick

Karaoke not music to all ears

Drought dominated 1998

U.B.'s has a reputation for fine German cuisine

The specialists: Treatment as a team effort

Poll: Most Americans think Y2K bug will cause minor woes

China denies campaign to acquire U.S. technology

Study: High blood pressure not treated aggressively enough

Appeals court rules dentist violated federal law

FDA passes new arthritis painkillers

U.S. relaxes data-scrambling restrictions

Public to hear more about toxic chemicals under EPA plan

Family planning paying off, but world population still booming

Balloon capsule lifts off -- a few inches

Intuit executive: Microsoft bullied us out of Netscape deal

New balloon team delays round-the-world attempt

Octuplets' mom goes home

Study says warnings about tainted food need to be stronger

Linguistic learning may start in crib, scientists say