Baseball notes - Toronto's Ash learned well

Inflation worries increase

Companies renew efforts for minority dollars

Business Highlights

Stockholders file lawsuit over Ovitz's severance package

Health, utility deregulation are heavy issues

Daschle rejects Social Security privatization idea

Relates harrowing tale of poachers

Hopes PX ban on `smut' is upheld

Can states OK pot?

Fool for a client

Counters view of University, CONs

Progress, slowly

Urges caution on Dalmatian choice

Feels cable co. slights Christians

Make Milosevic a pariah

Pins program's woes on `scammers'

Reminds Mason of money's source

Believes `Ebonics' dooms students

Is ABC News' dominance coming to an end?

Group helps families get Beyond the Bars

Biography reveals a serious Buffett

Evita elegance

Charleston, S.C. top list of polite cities

This week in business - an events calendar

Randall Floyd - strange UFO sighted over Kentucky

Artist Morsberger rarely sees a work as finished

Syphilis incidence down, reports show

Miniature battles

Niekro, Sutton can only hope

Aiken Magistrate Court eases case backlog

Vets on wheels take farmers' economic pulse

Curtis wins two; Gritton near record

North Augusta to decide zoning

Biz Briefs and On the Move

Fight over council post possible

Dear Carson - etiquette at table important

Trials ready to start

Researchers still focus of investigation

Mike Berardino - Perception drives them to greatness

No one told Jaguars they couldn't, so they did

Area News Briefs

Horizon looks bright for area

Dream weavers

Guard staffing hasn't kept pace with Columbia inmate population

Fort Gordon to undergo an environmental audit

The look for locks is sleek, tidy

The Citadel picks new president

New education issues pending

Dior, Peron meet again

Researchers still focus of investigation

No fanfare for golden birthday of mobster's resort that changed look of Las Vegas Strip

Local area and regional briefs

Photo - Afternoon ride

Miller faces clash about road issues

Biologists eye Savannah River

School board vote for new president ignites controversy

City's plan worries Olde Town

Taxpayers foot bill for redistricting

Monument marks 125 years

A look ahead - '97 should prove to be an eventful year

Aiken Council to hold park hearing

Newsmakers struggle into juggle family, work

Martin leads New England to finals

Mistakes, muck and Pack attack killed Niners on sloppy tundra

If Panthers win Sunday, justice is served

Carolina defenders don't play like aging warriors

Broncos impressed by Brunell after being upset by Jaguars

Cowboys aware of Panthers' love for blitz tactics

Lady Lions lose thriller

If Panthers win Sunday, justice is served

Norman finishes strong

Clemson's defense helps rout South Carolina

Panthers claw way past Dallas into Green Bay

Paine's upset hopes fail

Bullets teach giant Romanian to be hip

Cowboys turning into Team Turmoil

Elway - `They played perfect'

Ole Miss delivers Dogs reality check

Reeves meets with Falcons boss

13th-ranked Duke rallies to beat Tech

Cowboys' season full of discontent mercifully over

Call him Midas of a coach

Gamecocks stop Tigers

Chadwick do-it-all man for Bulldogs

Broncos impressed by Brunell after being upset by Jaguars

College scores

Clemson's defense helps rout South Carolina State

Aikman second only to Starr in coolness

Companies' competing for computer-savvy workers

Resolved - Get a Life!

Set sail with Leisure Suit Larry

Macolytes ponder Mac's future;Apple outlines software plans

New computer - one grand entry

Net innovation expected for '97

Female CEO finds computers a perfect blend of play, logic

The Mac needs new life from an old friend