Retailers upset with '96 results

Business Briefs - Bank will begin fingerprinting customers

Order bans Sunday business for exotic dance club

Ramsey offers advice on getting out of debt

Chafes at use of `Army brat' term

Vouches for prayer's healing power

Demands Social Security accounting

Gripes about cable-channel shuffle

Look ahead - what goes up must come down

Flawed `hate bill'

Pins losses on pro-homosexual stand

Labels government `real terrorists'

Happy New Year!

A worldwide rush to put time in a bottle

Science and Medicine News Capsules

Caped crusader becoming ... you decide

Exercise can promote sleep, relieve arthritis studies say

Hospital expansion planned

Photo: Set for Futurity

Area Briefs - Third man charged in shooting death

Newly elected officials set to be sworn in

Two escape Columbia County jail

Here `Today,' gone tomorrow

Arguments could be heard soon in Lumpkin case

Boy is first '97 birth in Augusta

Aiken partiers leave the champagne behind

Business owners should resolve to keep an eye on competition

Suit filed in teen's death at Hardee's

Winning a losing game

Officials plan goals for year

Devaluation hearings set to begin next month

Carolina routing out tires

Local Area News Briefs

No more fuel rod appeals, Beasley says

Armed men rob convenience store

Torched church to be rebuilt

Two escape Columbia County jail

Nuclear laundry's license appealed

Changes will greet students

Former tree drop-off site in Martinez staying busy

Photo: In spite of the weather ...

Order may end zoning concerns

Area players on all-state team

Augusta, Georgia: opinion@ugusta: Defends Army's `unisex' operation 12/31/96

Brigham Young makes its case in Cotton

Road to No. 1 not clear cut

One last curtain call for Dunn

Mike Berardino - Big bowls bring bevy of guesses

N. Carolina defeats W. Virginia in Gator Bowl

Tide rolls to Stalling's last victory

Morris sends Tech on its way

No second thoughts for Stallings

Two Cowboys under investigation

Panthers lone home underdog

Georgia knocking on door

While U.S. cracks down, Europe snubs smoking rules

Internet can help steel resolve

New way of giving impotence drug avoids injections

Price was reason for good PC season

Mom gets a kick out of racy computer game

New parents can e-mail their pride and joy

Test-driving that new computer

CD-ROM review

Doctors battle manic depression