Merry Land signs first deal

World Bank approves $1.01 billion in loans to Brazil

MCI WorldCom may bid for AirTouch

Additional business news

'98 auto sales second-highest total ever

FCC hopes to decide on planned mergers within six months

Bankers challenge union rule

New postal prices take effect Sunday

Dow falls, Nasdaq sets record

Government to post budget surplus

Job cuts emerge amid strong economic signals

Home sales hit record; FHA loan limits rise

Company finishes first step in site conversion

Toyota Camry, Ford F-series pickup remain best sellers

Additional business news

Kansas company to buy 22 area Pizza Huts

Kentucky QB to enter NFL draft

Slow start frustrates Gamecocks

Knight's remark angers referee chief

Georgetown calls 'major' press conference

ASU retains top spot in Peach Belt

Ospreys top Pacers

About Celebrate 2000
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.

Dates of the millennium
On this date in 1949, local police halt all sales of liquor in a sudden move. To this day, nobody knows why.

Forgotten Few back in Augusta
For 145 years, the remains of one of Georgia's leaders lay in an abandoned and vandalized cemetery in Fishkill, N.Y., seemingly forgotten.

Dates of the Millennium
Mrs. Strom Thurmond dies at age 33 ... the astronomer Galileo Galilei sighted four of Jupiter's moons...the World War II siege of Bataan began.

Lone `haunted' pillar one of Augusta's oldest legends
A little-noticed remnant of Augusta's past stands on the sidewalk at the intersection of Broad and Fifth streets.

Racial cooperation helped Paine College find success
Born amid the religious and racial turmoil of Southern Reconstruction, Paine College's interracial cooperation has fueled the school's success, historians and school officials say.

About Celebrate 2000
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.

Hardy made movie magic
The distance from Columbia County to Hollywood is nearly 3,000 miles. But Harlem's most-famous son eventually made the journey and along the way managed to become one of the most endearing funny men in movies.

Holder done with football

Marshall's message

Players ready to sign

Colbourne chases scoring record

Devils skate past Rangers

Across the area

NAACP to examine traffic confrontation

Fire damage

States get high marks in schools

Former top education official is investigated

Forgotten Few back in Augusta

Hospital affirms contract

Thomson men charged in 23-year-old slaying

S.C. finance records set

University speeds expulsion process

Lone `haunted' pillar one of Augusta's oldest legends

Chapter supports Young

Grahm to present two impeachment articles

Holocaust group blasted over deleted passages

Dates of the Millennium

Beach washed away

Area woman killed in house fire

Suspect had been in prison

Martinez couple facing charges in boy's injuries

Across the area

About Celebrate 2000

Dates of the millennium

Norwood pushes for managed-care reform

Death of bald eagle at lake remains mystery

Taxes' monitor audited

Libraries launch literacy program

New date scheduled for Lumpkin trial

Games preparation

Racial cooperation helped Paine College find success

Exiting governor says he has no regrets about choices

Lawyers allowed by judge

State hunters capture some nuisance alligators

Educator accepts position

Weather is all in our heads

Two charged in New Year's Eve slaying

Thurmond, Graham in key impeachment roles

Police charge Augustan with 2 store robberies

Officer fired

Hardy made movie magic

Area low on penny stamps before prices rise

Governor-elect appoints women, black to Cabinet

Lawyers want their pride back

Celebrating 2000

NBA players relieved as lockout ends

NBC and Turner will be reimbursed for missed games

Rebuild or return? That's the question for the Bulls

NBA season begins next month

Reinsdorf: We start with Jordan

Retrieving fans will be tough task for NBA

In the end, both sides decided to give ground

NBA focuses on fans

Hawks have a lot of work to do

Denver wideouts try to catch on this time

Healthy, rested teams carry big edge

Riley, Chargers still talking

Chargers begin life under Riley

Now it really counts

Ravens ready to woo Holmgren

Veterans bring confidence

Chandler leads Falcons to playoffs

Big challenge awaits Jets cornerbacks

Haley gives 49ers a defensive boost

Doug Flutie: AP Comeback Player of the Year

Falcons notes: Cornerbacks to provide great matchup

Mrs. Jacquelyn Abel

Ms. Nellie Glasson

Mrs. Mary Wadley

Mrs. Eura Burris

Mr. James Earley

John Boyd

Mr. John Courtney

Mr. Ray Deal

Mr. Walter Robertson

Jana'e Boyd

Mr. Sutton Joyner

Mr. Charles Rosier Jr.

Mr. Clarence Dunbar

Mr. Ralph Blount

Mrs. Laura Prickett

Mrs. Clara Roberts

Mr. Carl Lawson

Mrs. Mary Jackson

Mr. Ivory Jordan

Mrs. Lena McCormack

Mr. Billie Warren

Mr. Ronnie Dudley

Mr. Fred Royal

Mr. Phillip Gossett

Mr. Henry Walker

Mrs. Letha Small

Mrs. Lillian Powell

Mr. Charlie Tyler

Christopher Adams

Mrs. Willie Waltower

Mr. Willie Burton

Mrs. Mary Williams

Mr. Herbert Godbee

Mrs. Thea-Doshia Denson

Mr. Carl James

Mrs. Rachel Johnson

Mrs. Mangiben Patel

Mr. Gordon Bostic

Without fear or favor 010899 - The Augusta Chronicle

Questions timing of attack on Iraq 010799 - The Augusta Chronicle

Continues debate over fossil records 010799 - The Augusta Chronicle

N. Augusta praise 010899 - The Augusta Chronicle

Blasts Gephardt's 'eloquent' speech 010799 - The Augusta Chronicle

Clinton's defense hike: Too little, too late 010799 - The Augusta Chronicle

Urges conviction of Bill Clinton 010899 - The Augusta Chronicle

What ordeal? 010799 - The Augusta Chronicle

Slams speedy auto advertisements 010899 - The Augusta Chronicle

IOC investigates land deal in Utah

Three pals head for Cooperstown

Fishing report: Brrrrrrrr! But some folks went fishing just the same

Bjorkman slams Korda, ITF over drugs

Hingis beats davenport at Hopman Cup

Hall of Famer doing well

Prep notes

ITF will seek one-year ban for Korda

Lakeside swimmers squeak past Evans

Samaranch defends receiving guns from Salt Lake

Big money on table this year

Club calendar

Health capsules: Restless legs

CBS starts new year in high-ratings style

Ramblin' Rhodes: Awards show promising for country's Dixie Chicks

Mini movie reviews

Artful yards

1998 had little pop musically

ABC network keeps open arms for 'Cupid' sitcom

'Providence' puts perspective on trials of families

Closing in on cancer vaccines

ER for kids opening today

Concert calendar

A harmonious reunion

Pruning herbs now for more flavor

Winter the season to plant fruit trees

Rust now wants to be seen

Theater serves more than popcorn

Shock therapy not so shocking anymore

Family pride flavors Ms. Miriam's burgers

Health and fitness calendar

What 1999 may bring in health

'Civil Action' like John Grisham for grown-ups

Pacemakers

Applause calendar

Weak hearts' strong hope: New aids for failing pumps

Home care lifts family of boy with rare disorder

Video watch

Trial judge cites AOL chiefs's interview

Innovations change TV

Study suggests some avoid fat by fidgeting

Project puts histories on the Web

Barnes unveils high-tech initiative

Study: Pill has no long-term ill effects

Off-line reading explores technology's beginnings

Microsoft aggressive with witness

Researchers: Humans caused extinctions in Australia

Doctors warn that efforts to reduce C-sections hold dangers

CDC: Death toll eight from bacterial outbreak

Plutonium migrated through groundwater at Nevada test site

Stars have superflares that could fry planets

Astronomers chase new theory of 'ghost galaxies'

Carotid artery thickness predicts likelihood of heart attack, stroke

Ford to install accident sensors

FDA approves drug for troubled dogs