Cox wants to keep McGriff

U.S. trade deficit narrows sharply

Economic slows but is steady

Jury rules ABC journalists committed fraud in undercover Food Lion report

`Lowest' airline fares hard to come by

Fire threat brings recall of chenille sweaters

Commission deciding whether to sanction Plant Vogtle after safety breach

Puts negative politics in perspective

Points to savings for tag change

Suggests help from zoning clause

Reins in idea of ASU Columbia site

Speculates on welfare's price tag

Dismisses call to raise retirement age

HMO wars heating up

Indigent answers

Counters privatization enthusiasm

Addresses `myths' regarding flags

Gouge me, Elmo

Focus on Bill

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

Music is pianist's key to life

Ratings systems sound and fury

Priority Mail ads misleading, Better Business Bureau says

Retailers get green Christmas

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

Locals cautiously optimistic about Pena nomination

Metro area briefs - Two youths get life sentences

Sandersville wish: a state championship for Christmas

Condemned dog stolen from Death Row

Aiken Housing Committee to offer two downtown houses for sale

Gas tax increase sought

Westside drops a pair to Richmond Academy

Poll finds voters edging toward Beasley's flag plan

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

Former gas factory cleanup includes Augusta Canal

Visit to Shriners Hospital inspires Jackets' Watkins

More limits sought on video poker

Hard-hitting dramas becoming more common in youth services

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

ASU finds hope for funding of building improvements

Show may be blast from past next year

Augustans wait for Elmo investments to pay off

Season of sparkle

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

Jesus can be confusing to kids

Aiken bird watchers join national event

Santa comes early

Pena picked as Energy Department head

Baston is brightest star in Thoroughbred Classic

Aiken man saves cat from house fire

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

North Carolina Asheville takes care of South Carolina

Hawks are out to prove a point

NFL coaches stand on thin ice

Greene's sack revival a big surprise to many

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

Despite win, Georgia coach upset with inconsistent play

A tale of two quarterbacks

Jordan, Pippen, Kerr pace Bulls to victory

Wildcats hope to crack ACC barrier with Ga Tech game

Son seeks to repeat father's state title for Americus

Spurrier calling foul over late hits by FSU

Barkley ejected as Rockets suffer second straight loss

Mary visiting more frequently, believers say

He's back? Apple may rehire Steve Jobs

Software export limits violate free speech, judge rules

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

Journal highlights research achievements of 1996

Yule Web sites multiply like Christmas sales

Flat-rate pricing keeps AOL's lines busy