Arauz: A cry for help

Salutes teacher who burned out early

Seeks insurance for mental illness

A blow to Nielsen

10th Amendment comeback

Mental illness quandary

Deal with homeless

Wants bail payee accommodation

Raps minority teacher who kept job

Angels they heard on high

A lot of trees

Unsolved mysteries

School seeks adults to mentor its pupils

Makeover changes prison education

Wants Aiken SPCA to alter policies

Ask us

Laments student parents' non-support

University may get infant AIDS vaccine

Local and area briefs

Empty Stocking Fund: Theft can drain holiday

Senator turns 95 Friday

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

Permits for hidden guns rise

Crowds gather for chitlins

New fusion reactor may provide clean energy

Local and area briefs

Opposes removal of street people from mill project

Holiday fatalities reach 15

Legislators ponder giving mayor authority over administrator

Leaders propose program changes

Charities call Aiken generous

Challenge, luck lead to writing career

Empty Stocking Fund: Education taking toll on family

Suicide victim covered up his identity

Complains about amount of TV ads

Director focuses on issues amid both criticism, praise

Unidentified bodies discovered in the area

Therapy causing conflict

Killings increase in Aiken

Gobs of greens

Army monitored King days before murder

Residents wary of new jail

Pastors call investigation racist

Acronyms jumble up meanings

Little puts on good show for homefolks in victory

Lehman wins Skins Game title

Carter leads new eligibles on Hall ballot

Hawks continue to soar

Swedes defeat U.S. in Davis Cup debacle

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

With win, Hawks run record to 13-2

DH ban hot topic to owners

Team Canada: Gretzky going to Nagano, Messier stays home

Hurting for his team

Bullish on Jordan

Columbia proud of Renteria

Late 3-pointer helps Georgia edge Lady Tigers

Five area golfers play for tour card

Clemson knocks out South Carolina in OT

`Nutcracker's' appeal crosses gender lines

Bestsellers

Could fate of dirigible have been altered?

Seasonal classic back

Many holiday bargains still available for smart travelers

World is a lucky `Sevens' to Garth Brooks

Young Pioneers

Ask Carson

Prints, drawings offer picture of old India

Pay off debt weighed

More holidays than Christmas draw attention

CardTrak list loads of bargains

Marketers say what colors we will be buying

Yo-yos return in time for holidays

Companies use layoffs to spark growth

Hotel offers workers child care

Business briefs

Eye scans could replace PINs at ATMs

Can humanity survive the next millennium?

Congress approves $10 million for computer network

Researchers say Dutch inventor right about overpopulation

Nations fight to keep up with cyberthieves

Red tide suspected of killing fish off Texas coast

Expert: U.S plan inadequate as `warmest' year nears end

Planetary deal in the works

Astronaut: Coordination toughest part of satellite catch

NASA says no to sending satellite back into orbit