Foresees racially tinged new year

Getting even

Hails Citadel's choice of Grinalds

Pleads for Christian TV network

Aiken plays it safe

Bemoans `greed'-driven job losses

Cites other banners' slave histories

The Freon criminals

Derides Citadel hazers as `cowards'

EPA ignores Congress

Prosecute wiretappers!

Hopes cable company adds Fox News

Aiken City Council votes not to build industrial park

Metro and region briefs

General Assembly begins session with parole, welfare and education reform

Bill Kirby: Players say plenty with odd names

Election dominates talk on first day of Legislature

Group OKs newly redrawn map of House districts

General Assembly begins session by changing the rules

Trustees approve tax referendum

New tax could aid research

Employee's charges will be investigated

Center may cut half of drug-abuse staff

Columbia deputy accused of helping in jail escape close to being cleared

Kennedy Middle School rewarded with deregulation status

Mathis won't face charges, solicitor says

Citadel sets new policy for cadets

Attorneys present opposing accounts

Nurture Home sponsors open house

Ruling is in favor of scientist

Flag issue is hoisted quickly in Columbia

Department focus of first audit

Funding formulas announced

Columbia County Health board proposes smoking law

Augusta commissioners try to force meeting to choose fire chief

Great-grandmother helps with emergency delivery

Social worker tells story of serial killer's boyhood

Council to discuss costs of new landfill

Area News Briefs

NCAA restricts players from early NBA draft

Kitchings dominates Jackets

Lombardi's shadow big for Holmgren

Gamecocks choice of Rebels star

No. 5 Kentucky 86, No. 21 Georgia 65

NCAA changes rules on work for athletes

Kentucky tests Dogs in Athens

Packers big favorites in Las Vegas

Colts' boss Irsay dead at age 73

Patriots put trust in Bill Parcells

Villanova survives Irish scare

Becker changes departure plans

Alexander, Grant lead Paine in win

Packers coach turns to Super Bowl veterans Beebe, McMahon for help

Clemson Tigers ranked third

NCAA limits Midnight Madness to weekends only

Becker feels his age, loses opener to Spanish star, 20

Revenue sharing supports Packers

Tar Heels off to their worst ACC start

NBA action - Heat scorches Bullets, Laettner steers Hawks past Cavs

Mike Berardino: Bulldogs still not ready for breakthrough

Aiken's Reynolds gets Parade honor

Part time jobs give schools full-time headaches

Prep Report - Hancock routs Westminster

Palmer's surgery is scheduled for today

NFL Notes - Cowboys' accuser charged by police

Retired teacher gives culinary lesson

Wrenching reality

`Emotional Girl' puts on a tough act

Dodging evils of flu season matter of luck, education

Small portions - quick takes on food

Wavy walls

Seniors' calendar

The big secret to losing weight is exerting self-control

Can this marriage be saved? - sex is not only proof of love

Good diet includes good soup

Screen test

Paine College stresses its family orientation

Your style

Delta offers lower fare to compete with ValuJet

Bourne Toyota buys new digs for sales operation

Labels have retrospective Sinatra discs already in hand

Analysts says recovery will persist

Business Briefs

New Denny's ads to feature more blacks

1997 should please everyone, economist says

SEC wants corporate filings written in English

Atlanta Fed chief says workers needed

Business briefs

No light exercising or light reading for this astronaut

Slate dumps subscription plan

Products that defy categorizaton

Apple to focus on core markets

Some Internet providers turning back the clock on flat rates

Upgrading your computer - MMangst

Eavesdropping on the Internet finds lots of sick puppies

Good reasons to cheer for Internet

Atlantis docks with Russian station; crews cheer, embrace