Hog producers to get $50 million

Financial experts unsure what 1999 markets hold

World Bank approves $1.01 billion in loans to Brazil

MCI WorldCom may bid for AirTouch

Germany's unemployment rises again

Gas company lowers rates

Disney orders return of new 'Rescuers' video

SunCom to offer digital wireless phone service

Kansas company to buy 22 area Pizza Huts

Euro off to slow start in Europe's 'capital'

Dow hits another record high

Insurance companies clamp down on dog bite coverage

New name for Aiken facility

Dow falls, Nasdaq sets record

FCC hopes to decide on planned mergers within six months

Job cuts emerge amid strong economic signals

Bankers challenge union rule

Housing complex under construction

Three, maybe four QBs will vie to replace Couch

Kentucky QB to enter NFL draft

Knight's remark angers referee chief

ASU fighting for top spot in PBAC

Georgetown coach steps down

Georgetown calls 'major' press conference

Kroc, Jones, among year's notable births
1902 saw the births of two famous individuals -- one who dramatically affected the nation and one of particular significance to Augusta.

Almanacs take 2000 in stride
The 1900 edition of Blum's Farmer's and Planter's Almanac contained the same tables of sunrise and sunset and best times for planting as it did for the 72 previous years.

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.

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.

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.

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: January 9
On this day in 1792, John Milton elected mayor of Augusta... Richard M. Nixon, 37th president of the United States, was born in Yorba Linda, Calif. in 1913.

Players ready to sign

White scores 20 points in return as Evans wins

Jackets romp in tuneup

Laney's girls in top form vs. Spartans

Robitaille scores 500th NHL career goal

Colbourne chases scoring record

Roanoke blanks Augusta

Lynx ledger

Celebrating 2000

Proposal catches faculty unaware

Chapter supports Young

Deployed soldiers prepare to return

Former top education official is investigated

Rare breed of duck seen at ponds

Lawyers want their pride back

Doctor is sued

New plant may aid economy

South Carolina executes killer

Hardy made movie magic

Kroc, Jones, among year's notable births

States get high marks in schools

Suspect's charges reduced

University speeds expulsion process

Danish man alleges jail mistreated him

Taxes' monitor audited

Thurmond, Graham in key impeachment roles

Almanacs take 2000 in stride

Dates of the millennium

Teen romance ends in violence

Weather is all in our heads

Exiting governor says he has no regrets about choices

State hunters capture some nuisance alligators

Across the area

MCG to close outpatient pharmacy

Suspect had been in prison

Governor's race at top for expense

S.C. finance records set

Museum project planners fall short on funds

About Celebrate 2000

Dates of the millennium: January 9

NAACP to examine traffic confrontation

University's race standards illegal

Governor-elect appoints women, black to Cabinet

Games preparation

Norwood pushes for managed-care reform

Area low on penny stamps before prices rise

Holocaust group blasted over deleted passages

Across the area

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

Chapter soon to decide stance on incident

Martinez couple facing charges in boy's injuries

Reinsdorf: We start with Jordan

NBA focuses on fans

Cowens: Hornets ready to start playing

Broncos wonder why they're big favorites

Now it really counts

Chargers begin life under Riley

Falcons playoff preview: The journey begins

Chandler leads Falcons to playoffs

Falcons notes: Cornerbacks to provide great matchup

Dynamic duo

Falcons, Jets make rare appearances in postseason play

Home dome may provide Atlanta with edge

Atlanta Falcons vs. San Francisco 49ers: Position-by-position matchups

Holmgren's search ends with Seattle

Doug Flutie: AP Comeback Player of the Year

Healthy, rested teams carry big edge

Big challenge awaits Jets cornerbacks

Mrs. Edna Ratterree

Mr. Henry Walker

Mr. Sutton Joyner

Mr. Carl Lawson

Mrs. Louise Harris

Mrs. Mary Wadley

Miss Elizabeth Vignati

Mr. Ivory Jordan

Christopher Adams

Ms. Nellie Glasson

Mrs. Donna Hett

Mr. Fred Royal

Mr. Edward Johnson

Mr. Walter Robertson

Mr. Elbert Randall

Mrs. Jacquelyn Abel

Mrs. Kathryn Osborne

Mrs. Laura Prickett

Mr. Ronnie Dudley

Ms. Darlene Ray

Mr. Willie Burton

Mrs. Frances Miller

Mr. Herbert Godbee

Mr. Fred Royal

Mrs. Annie Wren

Mrs. Willie Worley

Mr. Wilbur Gibson

Mr. Charlie Farmer

Mr. Robert Maxwell Jr.

Mr. Carey Doolittle

Mr. Carl James

Mrs. Ruby Jackson

Mrs. Daisy Haley

Mrs. Ruby Boyd

Mr. Billie Warren

Mrs. Ruth Ryner

Mrs. Lena McCormack

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Tennis roundup: Rafter loses at Hardcourt tournament

IOC investigates land deal in Utah

ITF will seek one-year ban for Korda

Phone company withholding Olympic money

Orioles top tax list at $3.1 million

Hall of Famer doing well

Prep notes

Through good and bad, Tyson perseveres

Hingis beats davenport at Hopman Cup

Fifth Augustan to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Boxing

IOC expresses 'regret' over resignations

Wohlers practicing in Puerto Rico

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

Berra Museum to show Yankees World Series trophy

Lakeside swimmers squeak past Evans

Golf notes: Woods believes he can win more than ever

A harmonious reunion

Winter the season to plant fruit trees

Video watch

Rust now wants to be seen

1998 had little pop musically

Theater serves more than popcorn

Pruning herbs now for more flavor

Family pride flavors Ms. Miriam's burgers

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

'Civil Action' like John Grisham for grown-ups

Artful yards

Good Book begins with one really good book, scholar claims

'Providence' puts perspective on trials of families

Freedom achieved with faith

Ban on hula at Hawaiian Masses reversed

Mini movie reviews

Applause calendar

CBS starts new year in high-ratings style

Church bulletin

Concert calendar

Religion briefs: U.S. has third largest Catholic population

Club calendar

Inspirational persuasion

It's true -- Stewart is headed for Comedy Central

Innovations change TV

Hubble observations lead to increase in galaxy estimate

Study: Pill has no long-term ill effects

Microsoft aggressive with witness

Barnwell landfill space sale dropped

Digital smoking

Barnes unveils high-tech initiative

Web suicide sites worry Japan

Stars have superflares that could fry planets

Book looks at Internet, electric telegraph similarities

Pet owners begin online shopping

Study suggests some avoid fat by fidgeting

CDC: Death toll eight from bacterial outbreak

Researchers: Humans caused extinctions in Australia

Off-line reading explores technology's beginnings

Rings around distant stars suggest planets