Mental illness quandary

Curb the Gates monopoly

Arauz: A cry for help

10th Amendment comeback

Thinks female deputy slighted

Wants bail payee accommodation

Opposes removal of street people from mill project

Crowds gather for chitlins

Director focuses on issues amid both criticism, praise

Christmas tree goes up in blaze of lights

Local and area briefs

Plants part of history

Finding right toy really counts

Additional area news

Complains about amount of TV ads

Proposal aimed at evaluating schools

Wants Aiken SPCA to alter policies

Historic home faces mauling

Permits for hidden guns rise

Trial could be early as Monday

Two killed on Richmond County roads

One cotton farmer left in county

United Way leader gives vision, helps surpass fund-raising goals

Corruption target of investigation

Makeover changes prison education

Town goes hog wild over chitlins

Empty Stocking Fund: Education taking toll on family

Interstate would cost $5.8 billion

School seeks adults to mentor its pupils

Wants more talk about `helping poor'

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Turtles may be headed to Florida

Senator turns 95 Friday

Freed slave graveyard has many stories to tell for educator

New fusion reactor may provide clean energy

Condon to telemarketers: Don't call us, we'll call you

Legislators ponder giving mayor authority over administrator

Georgia lottery drawings held

Merchants report strong sales

Deadline passes but officials hope to ice deal

Frustration with Social Security leads to alleged bomb threat

Gobs of greens

Therapy causing conflict

Acronyms jumble up meanings

Laments student parents' non-support

Augusta State falls to Francis Marion

Son of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hoping to break out at Western Kentucky

Britain's Grand Dame of golf remembered as one of the best

Little puts on good show for homefolks in victory

Double Davis Cup whammy: Sampras defaults, Chang loses

Five area golfers play for tour card

Sporting News spending $30 million on new look

Columbia proud of Renteria

With win, Hawks run record to 13-2

Raptors sign Miller for rest of the season

Pressure intense as Canada selects Olympic hockey team

Overtime: Grey Cup has vanished

Cat-and-moose game along Canada-Maine border

Qualifier leads Australian Open

Woods stronger, wiser heading to '98

Pacers put whammy on Newberry

Gerg wins parallel race after Ertl misses gate

Hurting for his team

DH ban hot topic to owners

Georgia's Jones leads rout of Texas

In auto racing country, Carolina Hurricanes hit the wall

Classic featured close games

Ask Carson

Pope honors area Catholics

The last call?

Could fate of dirigible have been altered?

Church bulletin

Seasonal classic back

Illegally excavated items pose dilemma for scholars

Many holiday bargains still available for smart travelers

God's light overcomes darkness

Bestsellers

New adaptation of classic is filled with holiday spirit

Young Pioneers

Service recalls Holocaust's birth

`Nutcracker's' appeal crosses gender lines

Prints, drawings offer picture of old India

World is a lucky `Sevens' to Garth Brooks

Yo-yos return in time for holidays

More holidays than Christmas draw attention

Hotel offers workers child care

Pay off debt weighed

Selecting trees complicated

Marketers say what colors we will be buying

CardTrak list loads of bargains

Telemarketers struggle to keep their ethnic groups straight

Companies use layoffs to spark growth

Wrapping options available

The Christmas shopping season has arrived, but many just browsing

Indian hotel owners praised

Americans' income continues to grow

Business briefs

College yanks anti-hacker site

Astronaut: Coordination toughest part of satellite catch

Planetary deal in the works

Get more RAM if speed is what you need

Can humanity survive the next millennium?

Queen's Christmas message online

Millennium bug fix said expensive

Red tide suspected of killing fish off Texas coast

Researchers say Dutch inventor right about overpopulation

Congress approves $10 million for computer network