Curb the Gates monopoly

Arauz: A cry for help

10th Amendment comeback

Mental illness quandary

Thinks female deputy slighted

Wants bail payee accommodation

New fusion reactor may provide clean energy

Complains about amount of TV ads

Therapy causing conflict

Finding right toy really counts

Laments student parents' non-support

Merchants report strong sales

Georgia lottery drawings held

Christmas tree goes up in blaze of lights

Director focuses on issues amid both criticism, praise

Plants part of history

Crowds gather for chitlins

Additional area news

Senator turns 95 Friday

Proposal aimed at evaluating schools

Legislators ponder giving mayor authority over administrator

Historic home faces mauling

Gobs of greens

Trial could be early as Monday

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

One cotton farmer left in county

Makeover changes prison education

Corruption target of investigation

Empty Stocking Fund: Education taking toll on family

Town goes hog wild over chitlins

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Interstate would cost $5.8 billion

Local and area briefs

Wants more talk about `helping poor'

Permits for hidden guns rise

Acronyms jumble up meanings

Opposes removal of street people from mill project

Two killed on Richmond County roads

Freed slave graveyard has many stories to tell for educator

Frustration with Social Security leads to alleged bomb threat

Deadline passes but officials hope to ice deal

Turtles may be headed to Florida

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

Wants Aiken SPCA to alter policies

School seeks adults to mentor its pupils

Double Davis Cup whammy: Sampras defaults, Chang loses

Classic featured close games

DH ban hot topic to owners

Woods stronger, wiser heading to '98

In auto racing country, Carolina Hurricanes hit the wall

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

Augusta State falls to Francis Marion

Little puts on good show for homefolks in victory

Sporting News spending $30 million on new look

Five area golfers play for tour card

Georgia's Jones leads rout of Texas

Columbia proud of Renteria

Pressure intense as Canada selects Olympic hockey team

Hurting for his team

Cat-and-moose game along Canada-Maine border

Raptors sign Miller for rest of the season

With win, Hawks run record to 13-2

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

Gerg wins parallel race after Ertl misses gate

Qualifier leads Australian Open

Pacers put whammy on Newberry

Overtime: Grey Cup has vanished

Young Pioneers

World is a lucky `Sevens' to Garth Brooks

Prints, drawings offer picture of old India

Could fate of dirigible have been altered?

New adaptation of classic is filled with holiday spirit

Seasonal classic back

Illegally excavated items pose dilemma for scholars

Ask Carson

`Nutcracker's' appeal crosses gender lines


Many holiday bargains still available for smart travelers

Church bulletin

God's light overcomes darkness

Service recalls Holocaust's birth

The last call?

Pope honors area Catholics

Americans' income continues to grow

Yo-yos return in time for holidays

Wrapping options available

Business briefs

Selecting trees complicated

Companies use layoffs to spark growth

Indian hotel owners praised

Marketers say what colors we will be buying

Telemarketers struggle to keep their ethnic groups straight

More holidays than Christmas draw attention

The Christmas shopping season has arrived, but many just browsing

Hotel offers workers child care

CardTrak list loads of bargains

Pay off debt weighed

Astronaut: Coordination toughest part of satellite catch

Red tide suspected of killing fish off Texas coast

Researchers say Dutch inventor right about overpopulation

Millennium bug fix said expensive

Planetary deal in the works

Queen's Christmas message online

Can humanity survive the next millennium?

Get more RAM if speed is what you need

College yanks anti-hacker site

Congress approves $10 million for computer network