Arauz: A cry for help

Mental illness quandary

Curb the Gates monopoly

10th Amendment comeback

Wants bail payee accommodation

Thinks female deputy slighted

Legislators ponder giving mayor authority over administrator

Complains about amount of TV ads

Acronyms jumble up meanings

Freed slave graveyard has many stories to tell for educator

Town goes hog wild over chitlins

Finding right toy really counts

One cotton farmer left in county

Merchants report strong sales

Director focuses on issues amid both criticism, praise

Christmas tree goes up in blaze of lights

Crowds gather for chitlins

Plants part of history

New fusion reactor may provide clean energy

Additional area news

Deadline passes but officials hope to ice deal

Proposal aimed at evaluating schools

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

Historic home faces mauling

Therapy causing conflict

Trial could be early as Monday

Makeover changes prison education

Corruption target of investigation

Empty Stocking Fund: Education taking toll on family

Interstate would cost $5.8 billion

School seeks adults to mentor its pupils

Wants Aiken SPCA to alter policies

Local and area briefs

Wants more talk about `helping poor'

Senator turns 95 Friday

Turtles may be headed to Florida

Opposes removal of street people from mill project

Gobs of greens

Georgia lottery drawings held

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

Two killed on Richmond County roads

Permits for hidden guns rise

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Frustration with Social Security leads to alleged bomb threat

Laments student parents' non-support

Double Davis Cup whammy: Sampras defaults, Chang loses

Pacers put whammy on Newberry

In auto racing country, Carolina Hurricanes hit the wall

Sporting News spending $30 million on new look

Georgia's Jones leads rout of Texas

With win, Hawks run record to 13-2

Augusta State falls to Francis Marion

Little puts on good show for homefolks in victory

Woods stronger, wiser heading to '98

Five area golfers play for tour card

Classic featured close games

Columbia proud of Renteria

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

Hurting for his team

Cat-and-moose game along Canada-Maine border

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

DH ban hot topic to owners

Pressure intense as Canada selects Olympic hockey team

Gerg wins parallel race after Ertl misses gate

Raptors sign Miller for rest of the season

Overtime: Grey Cup has vanished

Qualifier leads Australian Open

Service recalls Holocaust's birth

Bestsellers

Seasonal classic back

Church bulletin

Pope honors area Catholics

New adaptation of classic is filled with holiday spirit

Young Pioneers

God's light overcomes darkness

Many holiday bargains still available for smart travelers

The last call?

Illegally excavated items pose dilemma for scholars

Prints, drawings offer picture of old India

Could fate of dirigible have been altered?

`Nutcracker's' appeal crosses gender lines

World is a lucky `Sevens' to Garth Brooks

Ask Carson

Companies use layoffs to spark growth

Telemarketers struggle to keep their ethnic groups straight

Americans' income continues to grow

CardTrak list loads of bargains

Indian hotel owners praised

Hotel offers workers child care

Pay off debt weighed

Business briefs

Yo-yos return in time for holidays

More holidays than Christmas draw attention

Marketers say what colors we will be buying

The Christmas shopping season has arrived, but many just browsing

Selecting trees complicated

Wrapping options available

College yanks anti-hacker site

Queen's Christmas message online

Get more RAM if speed is what you need

Planetary deal in the works

Millennium bug fix said expensive

Red tide suspected of killing fish off Texas coast

Astronaut: Coordination toughest part of satellite catch

Congress approves $10 million for computer network

Can humanity survive the next millennium?

Researchers say Dutch inventor right about overpopulation