Ralston's retreat

`Shutdown politics'

Hears no erosion of free speech

SEPA: no sale

Wants more courtesy on the road

Norwood contributor may benefit from representative's measure

Local and area briefs

Parents protest school official's transfer

Audit: SRS wasted funds on ground water sampling

Fighting fire from water with water

Aiken Co. middle school coaches get raises

County on way to fixing roads

Hunter Airfield soldiers charged with statutory rape

Regents to vote on UGA president

Adams selected to lead UGA

Aiken residents plan celebration

Local and area briefs

10 Lincoln property owners to split $4.62 million

New trial sought in Healthmaster case

DSS case settlement is $80,000

Back-yard ball

Aiken County BOE upholds teacher dismissal

Jury sees Hackett autopsy photos

Healthmaster officials ask judge to void verdict

Lone American umpire quits Japanese baseball

Bodine looking to save racing team

79 countries - a record - confirm entry for Nagano Games

Road trip concludes with Braves loss

Braves notes

Chairman convinced U.S. Open should end on par-3 hole

NBA puts off review as Rodman continues Mormon criticism

Some pros ready for interleague play, some say want no part of it.

Norman in need of mental tune-up

GreenJackets win third over Macon

Rivera powers Jackets to win

Jazz seeks to keep team intact

Commentary: Stop interleague play at all costs

USGA should treat ex-champs better

Braves rip away, step on Rockies

Learning the ropes

Ailing Jordan edges Bulls past Jazz

Having fun

The mind is a strong medicine

Small portions

Yogurt pops a cool summer treat

Pack crispy chicken, cucumber dip for a picnic

Health and fitness calendar

Raising odd pets makes for unusual difficulties

Understanding, not chicanery helps impotence treatments

Child also brings up himself

Health Capsules: Some broken toes don't need casts; other science and medical notes

Meg's career in the hands of fate

D'Amato threatens ATM networks with subpoenas

Broad Street Diner closes doors

Guidebook tells children ways to manage money

Money ranks Augusta 211th most livable

Electronic information companies agree to limit personal data

Business briefs

Aiken bank making changes

Workers anticipate raises

New improvements in airbag saftey

Chrysler plans ethanol-burning minivans

New book examines computer jargon

Kids internet surfing should have fun, be safe

Radio astronomers find source of mysterious space energy eruptions

Asteroid performs long-distance dance with Earth

Richard Rhodes' latest book tracks mysterious disease agent

Software prices don't match demand

Regulators express support for industry to police itself on privacy

Retailers still challenged to entice shoppers

Electronic information companies agree to limit personal data

Amateurs playing major role in astronomy research

Technology's latest advancements as gifts for Father's Day

Columbia County off-line after GlobalNet's demise

Windows "new technology" more efficient than Win95