In a search for the Standard Model Higgs boson, carried out on 212.5 pb(-1)
of data collected by the L3 detector at the highest LEP centre-of-mass ene
rgies, including 116.5 pb(-1) above roots = 206 GeV, an excess of candidate
s for the process e(+)e(-) --> Z* --> HZ is found for Higgs masses near 114
.5 GeV. We present an analysis of our data and the characteristics of our s
trongest candidates. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.