Notes slavery wasn't the only issue

Jabs at `smokers' rights' advocates

Backs local restaurant smoking ban

Political tomfoolery

Likes `Schindler's List' message

Worthy female honorees

Old & new Democrats

Supports Georgia medication bill

Worries about total smoking ban

Senator betrays colleagues

Laments decline of driver courtesy

Census: Aiken and Columbia counties boom at expense of Augusta

Perfect day for a race

550 fail to show for trial

School police asking for officers for elementary schools

Inmate TV choices may be limited

Up, up and away

Trout to be released into Savannah River

Absence of Riley leaves Democrats in limbo

Panel cuts funds for Wilson home

Capitol renovation to occur in stages

Strawberry fields forever

South Carolina scholarships questioned

Driver leaves 2 in go-kart for dead

Suicides often not explicable

Three charged after Thursday shootings

Taylor to sue officials

Woman keeps slaves' stories alive

Faith supports family after suicide

Local and area briefs

Georgia losing farmland, conservationists say

Aiken Steeplechase field is largest ever

Sides nix flag pact

Jury decides state negligence led to bungee deaths

Local and region news briefs

Delay suits both lawmakers and lobbyists 032397 - The Augusta Chronicle

Uresti holds tenuous Bay Hill lead

Queen of the ice crowned

Aquinas shocks No. 1 Lovett

Arizona upends Kansas

Gophers going to Final Four

Clemson looks forward to next year

`Under construction' ASU team ready for Regatta

Jarrett snares second straight Darlington pole

Season ends with teary day for young UCLA coach

Arnie stops before Saturday - but he's made his point

Lipinski on pace to becoming youngest world champion

Regatta: Silver medals boost Jaguars' spirits

George Washington eliminates cold-shooting Lady Tar Heels

Braves bench needs to be strengthened

Fighting again for the Final Four

Show Barnes the money, not the door

All-Americans square off in NCAA West Regional

Promises of God are reliable

Church Bulletin

Play tests the faith of Christians

Many walls stand in way of Latvian restorations

Evangelist advising Clinton

Foreign funds boost refurbishing in Riga

Trekkie Town

Oscar's a sensitive guy

Paying for textbooks

Cinderellas vying in best-actor race

Center opens with `Choice'

Best Actress race features a number of strong entrants

Anti-smoking ads

Tabitha King paints characters without color

Historical mysteries: Young aviator's fate remains unknown

`Biography' looks at Judy Garland's tragic life

Dear Carson: Old Salt could be sweeter

On the move

How employers are helping low-wage workers

Employers try to retain low-wage workers by helping them

Greenspan tells bankers to use caution

This week in business

Entrepreneur strikes it big on QVC

Book credits economy to Fed chief

First Union announces changes

Contests fill bars to the rim

Holy Cannoli!

Building better boards

Space tourism

Funny pages on the Web offer more than laughs

Netscape, Novell to work together on corporate computing venture

Man cleans up in NASA experiment

Briton fined for hacking into U.S. military computer

Stephen Hawking, wired for the web, is more switched on than ever

Computer review: Microsoft Plus for kids

New York company sues to open up Internet names

Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, appears to contain water