Congress: stand firm

Local Ga. schools: a mix

Backs Russia's pro-Orthodox law

Supports candidacy of former felon

Doesn't fear reform will take liberty

Opposes universal fees for storm drains

Arts alive and well in N. Augusta

Policing political speech

Assails TV host for silencing guest

Refuses `daily fix of sex and gore'

Questions release of prisoners at jail

Challenges believers to write with love

Learns a new lesson from astronaut

Locate vital mission at SRS

Believes God can turn bad into good

Commission races cooking

Wants Senate to take time on judgeships

Thurmond hospitalized after feeling faint at rally

Rosemary opens after restoration

SRS employees rais $1 million for Aiken United Way

Children's hair finds colors

Sunday area briefs

Aiken festival draws crowds

Jail officials look forward to bigger facility

Agency moving to goal

Shamrock Hotel receives $19,000 grant

Comic bite

Enoree, Tyger watersheds facing quality problems

Area still below rain average

Commissions tries to balance funds, taxes

Students learn skills through banking

Magnet schools ranked high

Local towns get in a festive mood

Feminists don't stop prayer rally

Solution near in murders, police say

Local and area briefs

The best

Greek tastes tempt Augusta

Telemedicine funding still uncertain

Religious rally hits home for Augusta men in Washington

SRS could see budget ax again

Company may handle Aiken Cable

Child is worse than El Nino

NASCAR notebook

Braves make quick work of Astros series

Augusta Prep, Stratford to spar in battle of the hunted

Hawks open training camp

Augusta Prep stuns Stratford

Georgia Southern to open new wildlife center

Braves hoping they're hot against Marlins

Three area clubs are among state's top 10

Mariners live to play another day

Bodine hoping for better finishes

Yankees bomb Indians

Injury postpones Douglas bout

How they ran

Iverson, Rider suspended by NBA

Langer leads German Masters with record 12-under-par 60

It's opportunity time for Lewis and Golota

IceCaps begin last hurrah

White grand slam fuels Marlins sweep

Wallace struggling to get season turned around

Injury `spoke' to Hudson

Braves sweep Astros

Bowman takes the heat, delivers Cup championships

An hour of prayer to stand for life

Bumper-to-bumper bargains along a southern byway

Animals and nature blessed during patron's day

Hidden closet treasures

Singing the gospel

Offer late guests a quick drink

Founder of treatment center offers seminar on disorder

We should dare to be like Daniel

Church bulletin

Artist of ordinary and unusual retains freshness

Documentary explores the pressures of competition

Women's board progress slow

Senate panel looks at $24 million in `bizarre' state loans

Atlanta's lack of fiscal control criticized

Business calendar

Time left to build nest egg

Executive is offered contract

Company plans managed care for workers' comp cases

Business briefs

`More Bugs in Boxes' mixes entertainment, learning

Dell offers consumer the option to lease computer

Runaway youth found at home of Internet acquaintance

National Geographic: 109 years compressed into 30 disks

The domain name game

Author: `Addiction' not the right term to apply to Internet obsession

Lost in the E-mail

Chicken processors in constant fight with microbes

Shuttle leaves Mir, American on board

Pathfinder communication problem persists

Hot Java

Spacecraft finds tantalizing data on Mars