Metro and region briefs

States sue DOE for waste storage

Clinton to visit - Secret Service already here

Georgia speaker targets telemarketing

Photo - Making Medieval

Clinton to visit Augusta

Sitter charged with abuse

Growers want to stop property taxes for fruit

Crime rises in Aiken schools

Suit blames county for fatal accident

Record number of Augustans file for bankruptcy

Private trash pickup begins Monday in urban Augusta

New design fine, but not lines

Jury convicts two of interstate drug operation

Parents say cadet not hazed

Women report three robberies

Court seeks judge

The special effects - what hath Industrial Light and Magic wrought?

Photo - Bathing a winner

Senate Republicans urge DOE to resume tritium production

Gaming gets OK by judge

Teachers in Georgia prisons lose jobs

Agencies hope for space in inn

Moviegoers feel the force of `Star Wars'

Review - surrender to the Force

After 20 years `Star Wars' still as exciting, funny and thrilling

Prices on some `Star Wars' collectibles are out of this world

Nostalgia prompts the `Star Wars' trilogy's re-release

`Star Wars' tinkering was justified, says `Special Edition' producer

"Star Wars" is back - and better than it's been in a long time

`Star Wars' re-release captures new fans

George Lucas' influences are of mythic proportions

`Star Wars' - there is no escape

`Star Wars' juggernault began slowly

`Star Wars' blasts into theaters again Friday, 20 years after it began

Probe the partisan IRS 020197 - The Augusta Chronicle

North Augusta headache 013197 - The Augusta Chronicle

Counters critic of `Jesus Seminar' 020197 - The Augusta Chronicle

S.C. insurance reform need 020197 - The Augusta Chronicle

Doubts focus on church programs 013197 - The Augusta Chronicle

Scoffs at `bipartisanship mantra' 013197 - The Augusta Chronicle

Disdains `liberal' religious inclusion 020197 - The Augusta Chronicle

Believes attacks on flag are Quixotic 013197 - The Augusta Chronicle

Sounds off on `teens having babies' 020197 - The Augusta Chronicle

Suggests alternative to cable TV 013197 - The Augusta Chronicle

Objects to garbage pickup proposal 020197 - The Augusta Chronicle

Coach out on a limb

Barbecue brings Augusta to Atlanta, legislators

UGA self-imposes NCAA sanctions

Deion set to return to baseball

Snackbox wins battle with cattle

Marlenas Starlight wins Futurity Open semifinals

Clemson tops Jackets

Parcells isn't worth top draft choice

Futurity schedule and stats

Score adjustment gives Playgun shot at third title

Snackbox wins battle with cattle

Classic Open captured by Moms Stylish Lassie

Futurity schedule and stats

Ryan dooms South Aiken

Kelly says a tearful goodbye

Bulls' Rodman may get arbitration on pay lost

Bulldogs showing signs of meshing

Overtime - Josey's Grant to be first team All-South

Federal appeals court rules against NBA

Paine's Thomas puts zip in Lions

Malone and Smith bring Jazz back to beat Hawks

It's another Michael

The Trilogy strikes back

`Tale' divisions are reconciled in production

Band played ska before members knew what it was

Abraham Lincoln - `I never felt more certain'

Scouts urged to do their own cookie selling

Churches breaking new ground

The Trilogy strikes back

Study finds religion and commercials don't mix

Musical partnership is more than meets the eye ... or ear

Group has first performance

Barnes & Noble preparing to go online

Curator publishes images of county

Songwriters gather in `Austin'

Employers can be sued for leaving bad stuff out of references

Business briefs

Inflation gauge criticized

Speaker urges businesses leaders to launch $10 million campaign to lure industry

Augusta's unemployment rate dropped in December

Belks have no plans to sell department store chain

Jobless rate drops sharply in December

Augusta's unemployment rate dropped in December

Software executive pleads guilty, cooperates in securities probe

Business Briefs

Choices coming for telephone customers

Despite refund promise, AOL customers find it's tough to get back money

Providers of high-tech statistics win appeals court ruling over NBA

FDA approves drug to reduce some diabetics' insulin needs

TV reporter explores the spiritual side of cyberspace

Intel leaves Pentium Pro chips out of latest price cuts

Missing kids Web site to help reunite families

Apple announces broad price cuts, confirms layoffs in restructuring

Hearings scheduled on protecting vital high-tech services

Low hormone levels may encourage weight gain, study finds

Live on the Web - But why would anyone watch?

Casting a skeptical eye on online hoaxes