How to improve `The Deal'

River Race and mysteries

Bashes editorial on teacher absences

S.C. government to shrink?

Wants pranksters held accountable

Wonders about military's veracity

Doubts explanation of dog's death

Pray for TV 36 spot on cable

Disgusted with officials' behavior

Cleland's shocking vote

Cost of leisure going up in Columbia County

Board: Study did not abuse patients

Rowers try out for team

Columbia County school chief gives system A- on test scores

Local and regional news briefs

Senators assertive on scandal

Savannah split on concept of `Midnight' book, movie

Three others say wife tried to hire them to kill Fort Gordon soldier

Daughter pleads guilty in mother's death

Regulators stall HMO for review

Three others say wife tried to hire them to kill Fort Gordon soldier

Women discuss Citadel

Buffalo soliders part of Army's heritage

Memorial Day event an escape to past

School security officers accused of strip-searching students

`New challenges': Thurmond sets Senate record

Fire fight

State diverts road money on programs

`Black Pearl' trying to shine

Rookie school champs

Lawsuit nears completion

Local and regional area briefs

Memorial Day or Veterans Day?

School helps beat learning disabilities

City weighs annexation reimbursement

Excavator destroys privy foundation

Memorial Day closings

Memorial Day brings memories for POWs

Ex-Klan member reforms

UGA school head sued over appointment

Marv Albert draws a hug, pats on back, some hecklers

One game left for Bulls

Ramirez slows down Braves

Indy speedway keeps changing

Joe Nemechek wins race for late brother

Mayolo ran ran before cycling

Charlotte notebook: Irvan and Yates Racing may part ways

Gordon is one of favorites in Charlotte

Even after a 62, Ogrin is being stalked by Tiger

Midland Valley's champions rank No. 1 for coach Zuehlke

Boxing academy sends six boxers to regional bouts

Woods has 65, but trails by 3 shots at Colonial

Greenbrier overpowering

It wasn't time to think party, the Pack learns

Despite 'stars' and 'cars' Indy 500 motors on

Klesko powers Braves

Timing can't be better for Braves in LA

Smith rises to the occasion for Wolfpack

Indy 500 has lost some of its buzz

Old-timer Johnson pumps life into Rockets

French Open is wide-open affair

Hawks battle, tie Greenbrier

Martin focus of attention at Coca-Cola 600

O'Connor's five-hitter shuts down Savannah

Boyhood changes quickly in `Lightning Song'

God's love gives to others

Easter Island no longer dead as a statue

Band's 25th anniversary tour carries ring of Truth

Second weddings have different rules

Blessed the peacemakers

Esther Williams still buoyed by her daily swims

Pacifism a key element of Quaker faith

Country stars come home with faith

In the swim

Historical mysteries: Miraculous healings attributed to Mary

Heavy reading

These diamonds aren't in the cards

Employers pass risk with 401(k)

On the move: business professionals in transition

Freebies fly as older apartments work to keep residents

IRA pays dividend after 591/2

Business calendar: Bookkeeping for small business course to be offered

Internet a hot spot for homes

Business briefs: WJBF-TV wins President's award

Business briefs: Interest news puts NASDAQ at record

BellSouth notifying 20,000 customers of possible billing mistakes

Name changes not uncommon

Americans turn a corner, see a rosier future

Online medical information could be lifesaving tips or twaddle

Home improvements await astronaut

Astronaut welcomed back from rough Mir mission with flowers

DVD-ROM holds promise, but snags persist

What's hot on the World Wide Web: A mad dash through museums of the weird

Meet CyberMom, the electronic nag

DVD-ROM holds promise, but snags persist

Among Internet publishers, SportsLine bucks the trend with wild success

Fort Gordon video works to stop hackers

Lexmark leads with affordable high-resolution color