Business briefs

Fears discrimination against smokers

Open up bridge talks

Asks for continued museum support

Legal help for cops

Rethink Georgia bail bill

Believes all too many `take offensive'

Admits mistake in previous letter

Wants strollers banned from events

Contends athletes avoid autographs

Gore's smoking gun

Avers that South actually won war

Asserts critic of teachers misguided

Bill aims at young drivers

County will pay for bigger pipes

Barnwell voters to choose new mayor today

United Way looks toward future efforts

Bill seeks authority for golf hall of fame

Pickup hits back of bus

Local and regional briefs

Discovery work

Fort Gordon holds `as is, where is' sale

Local and regional news briefs

Pollen springs into air

Council moves to restrict video poker

Laundry to help residents

Augusta commission ups 911 tax; creates traffic division

New plan to save Butt Bridge being quietly discussed

Convicted teen in Richey murder up for parole

State high court resurrects school lawsuit

Center's finances questioned

Parachutists dot skyline at Gordon

Army drops recruit standard, offers new incentives for inductees

Report: SRS most expensive in bid for new plutonium mission

County may consider video poker measure

Prep basketball playoffs to open in South Carolina

Friedgen caught flack instead of deserved credit

South Aiken: Laurens pulls mild upset

`Moo Moo' a force to be reckoned with

Auburn captures SEC women's title

Mohr re-signs with Buffalo

Georgia to find out fate

Who is the ACC champion?

On a crusade

Jackets coach ousted

Manning says he will return for senior season at Tennessee

Officially, Wallace is winner

Jaguar golfers meet challenge by winning Matlock Classic

Ripken misses Braves game

Just how high will Air Jordan fly?

Gamecocks place three players on all-SEC team

Aiken's season of rebuilding becoming thrilling

Miles makes winning play for Aiken

Channel 26 will show Gamecocks

Duncan unanimous All-ACC; Tech's Harpring first-teamer

Fox, Lasorda elected to Hall of Fame

Tarasco striving to be `comeback player of the year'

Georgia football gets two years' probation

Spring training notebook: Maddux hammered

Your favorite brew no longer just a beverage

To safeguard hearing, avoid excessive noise

Monkees are back in business with new pop album

Small portions - news and notes about food

Serve Seafood for Lent

Cheese Supper Bread makes meatless main dish

Can This Marriage Be Saved? - Cultivate friendship with mate

One basic recipe yields four chicken dishes

Seniors' Calendar

Steppin' out

Battling bankruptcy

Quick Cooking: Fiesta Rice Medley

Book captures flavor of French countryside

Xtreme calendar

Your style

Birmingham-Southern challenges students

Xtreme screen

Personal space

Net Chat-Rappers share peace message

IRS tests telephone filing of quarterly payroll returns

AT&T gives more details about finances

Augusta-area home sales rise in 1997

`The economy's hot' -- sales exceeding forecasts

Success of IRS computer upgrade key to agency's broad reforms

Supreme Court to let lawsuit stand

Business briefs

CSX may raise offer, split lines with Norfolk Southern

Rate set for AT&T local telephone hookup

Serious security flaw found in Microsoft Internet browser

Sheep, monkeys - what will they clone next?

Angioplasty relief similar to bypass

Clinton bars federal research on human cloning

Older programmers go back to fix the future

FCC approves new, national pay-to-listen radio service

Internet links via PCs expected to keep lead over boxes for TV

U.S. denies it's trying to stall talks on global warming

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