Cox wants to keep McGriff

U.S. trade deficit narrows sharply

Economic slows but is steady

`Lowest' airline fares hard to come by

Jury rules ABC journalists committed fraud in undercover Food Lion report

Commission deciding whether to sanction Plant Vogtle after safety breach

Fire threat brings recall of chenille sweaters

Suggests help from zoning clause

Counters privatization enthusiasm

Focus on Bill

Dismisses call to raise retirement age

Indigent answers

HMO wars heating up

Gouge me, Elmo

Reins in idea of ASU Columbia site

Speculates on welfare's price tag

Puts negative politics in perspective

Points to savings for tag change

Addresses `myths' regarding flags

Music is pianist's key to life

Ramblin' Rhodes - Life was an intoxicating journey for country star

Ratings systems sound and fury

Jesus can be confusing to kids

High school notes - Former Hephzibah star might play on a national championship squad

Santa comes early

Aiken Housing Committee to offer two downtown houses for sale

Metro area briefs - Two youths get life sentences

Retailers get green Christmas

Aiken bird watchers join national event

ASU finds hope for funding of building improvements

Condemned dog stolen from Death Row

Pena picked as Energy Department head

Former gas factory cleanup includes Augusta Canal

Aiken man saves cat from house fire

Westside drops a pair to Richmond Academy

Poll finds voters edging toward Beasley's flag plan

Pena moves from one hot seat to another with shift to Energy Department

Business briefs - parent company of Osbon Medial Systems reaches distribution agreement

Augustans wait for Elmo investments to pay off

Show may be blast from past next year

Priority Mail ads misleading, Better Business Bureau says

Season of sparkle

Gas tax increase sought

Redesign and replacement slated for Russell Dam

S. C. education chief pushing for more per-pupil funding

Attorneys say Citadel women worried about reporting hazing

Visit to Shriners Hospital inspires Jackets' Watkins

Locals cautiously optimistic about Pena nomination

Hard-hitting dramas becoming more common in youth services

More limits sought on video poker

Sandersville wish: a state championship for Christmas

Baston is brightest star in Thoroughbred Classic

Barkley ejected as Rockets suffer second straight loss

College football notes - Josh Booty wants to go back to school

Son seeks to repeat father's state title for Americus

A tale of two quarterbacks

Jordan, Pippen, Kerr pace Bulls to victory

High school championship notebook - Bethea kicks himself over short effort last week

North Carolina Asheville takes care of South Carolina

Hawks are out to prove a point

Despite win, Georgia coach upset with inconsistent play

Wildcats hope to crack ACC barrier with Ga Tech game

Spurrier calling foul over late hits by FSU

Greene's sack revival a big surprise to many

NFL coaches stand on thin ice

Mary visiting more frequently, believers say

Journal highlights research achievements of 1996

He's back? Apple may rehire Steve Jobs

Carl Sagan, astronomer, storyteller and visionary, dead at 62

Flat-rate pricing keeps AOL's lines busy

Yule Web sites multiply like Christmas sales

Software export limits violate free speech, judge rules