Business briefs

Bell Atlantic near $45 billion purchase of wireless giant AirTouch

Justice Department approves telecommunications merger

New chamber leader aims for unity

Meat recalled after outbreak at food plant

Justice joins Medicare fraud suit against Columbia/HCA

British Petroleum-Amoco merger approved

Slowing growth expected

Euro currency is far-reaching

G&L Bank will cater to gay community

Euro may boost continental economy

Euro marks beginning of a new era in Europe

The Euro: A Q&A

DaimlerChrysler recalls Chrysler, Dodge, Eagle LH-series sedans

Pharmacy competition up

Rose Bowl lacking usual excitement

Idaho tops Southern Mississippi

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

Tech keys on running defense

Tulane takes Liberty Bowl

Bailey era ending

Ole Miss awaits Indy Bowl, and still learning

Bulldogs rally from 21 points down

Not everything is in Buckeyes' favor in Sugar Bowl

TCU 28, Southern Cal 19

Arizona beats Nebraska in Holiday Bowl

Hogs, Michigan vie for credibility

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

A football fiesta may overshadow the real Fiesta

Williams aims for Cotton Bowl record

Win over Virginia may be first step to top 10

Peach Bowl notes: Cavs' Kerney step up to task

Tulane determined to finish undefeated

Gator Bowl notes: Irish skips night out with Jackets

Gator Bowl notes: Plenty of rest scheduled

Aggies again in underdog role

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Lady Rebel's streak intact

Balanced Burke captures title

Report: New Jersey Nets want to buy Devils

New Year on Ice

Lynx ledger

Effect of Lynx players absence unknown

Lynx win in overtime

History focus of project

1990s still in search of identity

Cool rider

Regulations could halt large hog farms

Hospital's CEO list narrows

Thurmond inspects model of monument

Mayor's inauguration surrounded by parties

No deadline on jail repair

Augusta once was Indian crossroads, research shows

Jury rejects indictment for manslaughter

Retiring chief remembered

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

Board will act slowly, official says

Miller planning to sit on corporations' boards of directors

President relishes getaway at Hilton Head Island

Frommer is named new Aiken chief

Across the area

Drug bust finds infant alligator

Backward glances: Merry Christmas, 1961

Cemetery's dead forgotten

First flight

Additional area news

Beasley to go to Harvard

Many head to altar at new year

Dates of the Millennium

Care continues even as indigent contract expires

First flight

Dates of the Millennium

Convict faces charges

Augustans prepare for celebration

Myths help ring in New Year

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

Hunter: Players to make their 'final' offer

Flutie, Madison exchange barbs

Falcons' playoff game is sold out

Butler ready for postseason

NFL schedule

Bledsoe to stay on sidelines

Testaverde, Chandler among eight honored by NFL

Cardinals safety cements position

Dolphins are a fish out of water on ground

Pro picks: Now it really counts

Five Vikings highlight All-Pro team

Mr. Willie White

Mrs. Vera Jewett

Mrs. O'Dessa Cullum

Mr. Tony Volf

Mrs. Nora Pollard

Mrs. Grace Soto

Mrs. Sallie Blocker

Mrs. Frances Erwin

Mrs. Helen Weld

Mrs. Jestine Green

Mrs. Janie Hampton

Mrs. Eva Woods

Mrs. Margarete Farrar

Mrs. Mildred Evans

Mrs. Gwendolyn Brand

Mrs. Sudie McGee

Mr. Willie Swam

Mr. Ernest Morris

Mrs. Olivia Wilson

Mr. Walter Williams

Mr. Larry Williams

Mr. Danny Eubanks

Mr. Jackie Jordan

Mr. Thomas Kuna

Mrs. Mattie Harden

Mr. Gordon Mays

Mrs. Anna Adams

Mrs. Lillie Shannon

Mrs. Cynthia Gray

Mrs. Grace Sims

Mrs. Christine Garrett

Mr. Albert Twiggs

Mr. Gregory Gee

Mrs. Thelma Thompson

Mr. Bobby Mullis

Mr. Fred Campbell

Watches as history repeats itself 010199 - The Augusta Chronicle

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

Happy New Year! 010199 - The Augusta Chronicle

Cites evidence history repeats itself 123198 - The Augusta Chronicle

Defends Christmas tree as appropriate 123198 - The Augusta Chronicle

Top Notable Quotables 123198 - The Augusta Chronicle

'Tis now the fishing show, angling seminars season

IOC vows to overcome scandal

Sheffield sets salary record at $14.9 million

Olympic debut proposed for mermaid mimics

China to get new horse racing complex

Arrivederci, Alberto! Tomba skis farewell race

Girl Scouts begin countdown to 2000

IOC VP meets with Salt Lake officials

Inquiries to follow Australian race disaster

Overtime

The specialists: Treatment as a team effort

Mini movie reviews

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

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

Returning festivities

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

1999 brings unexpected difficulty date

The best movies of 1998

New signs of hope for chronically depressed

Football, news magazines dominate TV ratings

Health and fitness calendar

Video watch

Applause calendar

Drought dominated 1998

Common-sense measures can help elderly avoid falls

Winterizing the garden

Health capsules: Brainpower difference

Concert calendar

99 things to look toward

Club calendar

Karaoke not music to all ears

Junebug has one stick, one shtick

Intuit executive: Microsoft bullied us out of Netscape deal

U.S. relaxes data-scrambling restrictions

Public to hear more about toxic chemicals under EPA plan

China denies campaign to acquire U.S. technology

Family planning paying off, but world population still booming

FDA passes new arthritis painkillers

Poll: Most Americans think Y2K bug will cause minor woes

New balloon team delays round-the-world attempt

Appeals court rules dentist violated federal law

Linguistic learning may start in crib, scientists say

Study: High blood pressure not treated aggressively enough

Balloon capsule lifts off -- a few inches

Study says warnings about tainted food need to be stronger

Octuplets' mom goes home