Worries about total smoking ban

Backs local restaurant smoking ban

Supports Georgia medication bill

Laments decline of driver courtesy

Notes slavery wasn't the only issue

Old & new Democrats

Worthy female honorees

Senator betrays colleagues

Likes `Schindler's List' message

Jabs at `smokers' rights' advocates

Political tomfoolery

Local and area briefs

Driver leaves 2 in go-kart for dead

Three charged after Thursday shootings

Aiken Steeplechase field is largest ever

Strawberry fields forever

School police asking for officers for elementary schools

Trout to be released into Savannah River

Up, up and away

South Carolina scholarships questioned

Absence of Riley leaves Democrats in limbo

Census: Aiken and Columbia counties boom at expense of Augusta

550 fail to show for trial

Woman keeps slaves' stories alive

Jury decides state negligence led to bungee deaths

Capitol renovation to occur in stages

Suicides often not explicable

Georgia losing farmland, conservationists say

Taylor to sue officials

Sides nix flag pact

Faith supports family after suicide

Inmate TV choices may be limited

Local and region news briefs

Panel cuts funds for Wilson home

Perfect day for a race

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Braves bench needs to be strengthened

Regatta: Silver medals boost Jaguars' spirits

Season ends with teary day for young UCLA coach

Arizona upends Kansas

Show Barnes the money, not the door

Fighting again for the Final Four

Lipinski on pace to becoming youngest world champion

`Under construction' ASU team ready for Regatta

Uresti holds tenuous Bay Hill lead

Jarrett snares second straight Darlington pole

Aquinas shocks No. 1 Lovett

All-Americans square off in NCAA West Regional

Gophers going to Final Four

Queen of the ice crowned

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

Clemson looks forward to next year

George Washington eliminates cold-shooting Lady Tar Heels

Play tests the faith of Christians

Promises of God are reliable

Trekkie Town

Oscar's a sensitive guy

Anti-smoking ads

Cinderellas vying in best-actor race

`Biography' looks at Judy Garland's tragic life

Tabitha King paints characters without color

Evangelist advising Clinton

Historical mysteries: Young aviator's fate remains unknown

Foreign funds boost refurbishing in Riga

Many walls stand in way of Latvian restorations

Center opens with `Choice'

Best Actress race features a number of strong entrants

Church Bulletin

Paying for textbooks

Dear Carson: Old Salt could be sweeter

How employers are helping low-wage workers

Entrepreneur strikes it big on QVC

Building better boards

Greenspan tells bankers to use caution

Holy Cannoli!

Contests fill bars to the rim

Book credits economy to Fed chief

On the move

Employers try to retain low-wage workers by helping them

This week in business

First Union announces changes

New York company sues to open up Internet names

Netscape, Novell to work together on corporate computing venture

Space tourism

Computer review: Microsoft Plus for kids

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

Funny pages on the Web offer more than laughs

Briton fined for hacking into U.S. military computer

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

Man cleans up in NASA experiment