Business briefs

Rips writer's defense of `piggishness'

Fears discrimination against smokers

Admits mistake in previous letter

Urges patients to question providers

Brands critically-hailed film `filth'

Open up bridge talks

Up from preferences

Asserts critic of teachers misguided

Blame crime, not guns

Asks for continued museum support

Rethink Georgia bail bill

Gore's smoking gun

County will pay for bigger pipes

Pilot crash-lands plane

Local and regional news briefs

Pulaski's descendants sought

Augusta commission ups 911 tax; creates traffic division

Savannah River to rise at least six feet by weekend

Fort Gordon holds `as is, where is' sale

Bill allows officials to issue bonds for campus projects

Pickup hits back of bus

Man injured in shooting

Center's finances questioned

Killers receive reprieve

Council moves to restrict video poker

Woman credited for trial wait

Army drops recruit standard, offers new incentives for inductees

Convicted teen in Richey murder up for parole

United Way looks toward future efforts

Board faces land battle

Report: SRS most expensive in bid for new plutonium mission

Local and regional briefs

Discovery work

Writer of bomb letter likely 1 man, not group

Thirteen-year-old to jump from middle school to college

The art of helping out

NAACP investigating discrimination at SRS

Augusta hot spot for girls' hoops

Earnhardt's funk

Georgia football gets two years' probation

Fox, Lasorda elected to Hall of Fame

SEC Tournament pits Bulldogs against LSU

South Aiken: Laurens pulls mild upset

`Moo Moo' a force to be reckoned with

Aiken's season of rebuilding becoming thrilling

Fox, Lasorda elected to Hall of Fame

Georgia to find out fate

Mauldin mauls Aiken girls

Manning says he will return for senior season at Tennessee

Georgia Tech needs miracle to stay in the game

Just how high will Air Jordan fly?

Manning says he will return for senior season at Tennessee

Mohr re-signs with Buffalo

On a crusade

Channel 26 will show Gamecocks

Small portions - news and notes about food

One basic recipe yields four chicken dishes

Allergies put opera singer out of `La Travita'

Serve Seafood for Lent

Cheese Supper Bread makes meatless main dish

Quick Cooking: Fiesta Rice Medley

Book captures flavor of French countryside

Service on a smile

Your favorite brew no longer just a beverage

Steppin' out

Eastwood to direct `Midnight' filming in Savannah

Business briefs

Augusta-area home sales rise in 1997

AT&T gives more details about finances

Wachovia closing two branches in South Richmond County

Rate set for AT&T local telephone hookup

Boutique for cancer patients

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

IRS tests telephone filing of quarterly payroll returns

Business briefs

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

Special delivery in cyberspace

AOL to put ads in its chat rooms

CBS gunning for the end zone with big stake in SportsLine

March 6 marks return of the Michelangelo virus

Serious security flaw found in Microsoft Internet browser

Clinton bars federal research on human cloning

Experts say fear of human cloning could shackle other research

Angioplasty relief similar to bypass

Transplant produces chicken with quail head-bobbing behavior

Microsoft works to fix security flaw in Internet browser