Retailers upset with '96 results

Business Briefs - Bank will begin fingerprinting customers

Ramsey offers advice on getting out of debt

Order bans Sunday business for exotic dance club

Pins losses on pro-homosexual stand

Flawed `hate bill'

Labels government `real terrorists'

Vouches for prayer's healing power

Gripes about cable-channel shuffle

Chafes at use of `Army brat' term

Happy New Year!

Demands Social Security accounting

Look ahead - what goes up must come down

Exercise can promote sleep, relieve arthritis studies say

Science and Medicine News Capsules

A worldwide rush to put time in a bottle

Caped crusader becoming ... you decide

Devaluation hearings set to begin next month

Two escape Columbia County jail

Photo: Set for Futurity

Newly elected officials set to be sworn in

Changes will greet students

Here `Today,' gone tomorrow

Torched church to be rebuilt

No more fuel rod appeals, Beasley says

Boy is first '97 birth in Augusta

Armed men rob convenience store

Business owners should resolve to keep an eye on competition

Officials plan goals for year

Local Area News Briefs

Hospital expansion planned

Carolina routing out tires

Arguments could be heard soon in Lumpkin case

Area players on all-state team

Area Briefs - Third man charged in shooting death

Two escape Columbia County jail

Former tree drop-off site in Martinez staying busy

Order may end zoning concerns

Aiken partiers leave the champagne behind

Suit filed in teen's death at Hardee's

Winning a losing game

Nuclear laundry's license appealed

Photo: In spite of the weather ...

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

Tide rolls to Stalling's last victory

Mike Berardino - Big bowls bring bevy of guesses

No second thoughts for Stallings

Two Cowboys under investigation

Panthers lone home underdog

Georgia knocking on door

One last curtain call for Dunn

N. Carolina defeats W. Virginia in Gator Bowl

Morris sends Tech on its way

Road to No. 1 not clear cut

Brigham Young makes its case in Cotton

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

New way of giving impotence drug avoids injections

New parents can e-mail their pride and joy

CD-ROM review

Doctors battle manic depression

Test-driving that new computer

Internet can help steel resolve

Price was reason for good PC season

Mom gets a kick out of racy computer game