Business briefs - Free political TV time proposed

New chewing gums may repair cavities

Merchants slashing prices to spur post-Christmas sales

Stores slashing prices to spur post-Christmas sales

Proposal to Cut Access Fees Unveiled By FCC

Judge lets Connecticut proceed in lawsuit against tobacco industry

Internal audit shows Postal Service overspent ad budget by $90 million

Airline stocks hit turbulence

Pena a blank slate

Boils down conflict to Bible, Marx

Says daughter must take responsibility

Offers idea for oxygenating river

Denounces ambulance privatization

Emphasizes academics for athletes

Pins responsibility squarely on girl

A better, kinder time

Relates another county 'Grinch' tale

For any interest, there's a calendar

Jars have secular appeal

Top concert draws of 1996

Video Picks and Pans

Ramblin' Rhodes: Quotes from '97

One too many

Homeless find warmth and meals around the state

Christmas Stories - Stocking stuffers from around the country

What's up at area clubs this week

FCC approves standards for next generation of television

Pollution on river under scrutiny

United Way seeks generous donors

Uncle Mingo makes friends with music

Aiken celebration rings in First Night

Odell Weeks improvements expected complete by March

Zoning controls video poker gaming

Refund checks waiting for missing taxpayers

Georgia once had 3 governors

Kwanzaa continues the spirit of the holidays

It's no Big Apple, but golf ball fits Augusta to a tee

Auto tags to be delayed

Area news briefs

SC clinic faces dollar shortfall, crowds

Pope - Sound of peace must reach Bethlehem, Africa

Burglar sentenced to 40 years

Christmas trees being recycled

Holiday spirit abounds

Health and Fitness calendar

Brother hopes King assassin can live long enough for more hearings

Nunn regrets Gulf War vote

Audubon Society counts its' chickens

Pope - Sound of peace must reach Bethlehem, Africa

America grows into Big & Tall market

New layoffs at SRS coming in January

Hill will be better than Pippen - someday

Johnson voted top '96 sports story

Woods came from nowhere to be SI Sportsman of Year

Blue-Gray statistics and scoring

Blue defeats Gray in 58th Christmas classic

Bowl trio in lineup for Friday

Golf Notes - Faldo may yet be able to save course

Lions fire Fontes - he goes out smiling

Capers' world - his stadium - almost always beckons

Apple still must walk tough road; operating software slated for overhaul

Microsoft's role key to Apple's success with NeXT

Do's and don'ts for your new PC

America Online denies members access to thousands of web sites

Hospital offers video e-mail birth announcements

Help available in setting up that Christmas PC

Study suggests 65,000 Americans need implanted heart zappers