Backs local restaurant smoking ban

Senator betrays colleagues

Worries about total smoking ban

Political tomfoolery

Jabs at `smokers' rights' advocates

Worthy female honorees

Notes slavery wasn't the only issue

Supports Georgia medication bill

Likes `Schindler's List' message

Old & new Democrats

Laments decline of driver courtesy

South Carolina scholarships questioned

Georgia losing farmland, conservationists say

Up, up and away

Absence of Riley leaves Democrats in limbo

School police asking for officers for elementary schools

Capitol renovation to occur in stages

Sides nix flag pact

550 fail to show for trial

Trout to be released into Savannah River

Jury decides state negligence led to bungee deaths

Local and region news briefs

Suicides often not explicable

Aiken Steeplechase field is largest ever

Taylor to sue officials

Panel cuts funds for Wilson home

Faith supports family after suicide

Perfect day for a race

Woman keeps slaves' stories alive

Three charged after Thursday shootings

Strawberry fields forever

Local and area briefs

Inmate TV choices may be limited

Driver leaves 2 in go-kart for dead

Census: Aiken and Columbia counties boom at expense of Augusta

Delay suits both lawmakers and lobbyists 032397 - The Augusta Chronicle

Queen of the ice crowned

Arizona upends Kansas

Regatta: Silver medals boost Jaguars' spirits

Clemson looks forward to next year

Season ends with teary day for young UCLA coach

Jarrett snares second straight Darlington pole

Fighting again for the Final Four

Show Barnes the money, not the door

George Washington eliminates cold-shooting Lady Tar Heels

Uresti holds tenuous Bay Hill lead

Lipinski on pace to becoming youngest world champion

All-Americans square off in NCAA West Regional

`Under construction' ASU team ready for Regatta

Aquinas shocks No. 1 Lovett

Braves bench needs to be strengthened

Gophers going to Final Four

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

Evangelist advising Clinton

`Biography' looks at Judy Garland's tragic life

Church Bulletin

Tabitha King paints characters without color

Play tests the faith of Christians

Dear Carson: Old Salt could be sweeter

Best Actress race features a number of strong entrants

Historical mysteries: Young aviator's fate remains unknown

Paying for textbooks

Many walls stand in way of Latvian restorations

Trekkie Town

Foreign funds boost refurbishing in Riga

Center opens with `Choice'

Oscar's a sensitive guy

Promises of God are reliable

Cinderellas vying in best-actor race

Anti-smoking ads

Entrepreneur strikes it big on QVC

How employers are helping low-wage workers

This week in business

Employers try to retain low-wage workers by helping them

Holy Cannoli!

Contests fill bars to the rim

On the move

Book credits economy to Fed chief

Building better boards

Greenspan tells bankers to use caution

First Union announces changes

Funny pages on the Web offer more than laughs

Space tourism

Netscape, Novell to work together on corporate computing venture

Briton fined for hacking into U.S. military computer

Computer review: Microsoft Plus for kids

Man cleans up in NASA experiment

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

New York company sues to open up Internet names

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