Mental illness quandary

10th Amendment comeback

Arauz: A cry for help

A blow to Nielsen

Deal with homeless

Seeks insurance for mental illness

Salutes teacher who burned out early

Wants bail payee accommodation

Raps minority teacher who kept job

Holiday fatalities reach 15

Local and area briefs

Empty Stocking Fund: Theft can drain holiday

Wants Aiken SPCA to alter policies

Suicide victim covered up his identity

Senator turns 95 Friday

A lot of trees

Permits for hidden guns rise

School seeks adults to mentor its pupils

Opposes removal of street people from mill project

Legislators ponder giving mayor authority over administrator

Charities call Aiken generous

Gobs of greens

Angels they heard on high

Leaders propose program changes

Pastors call investigation racist

Challenge, luck lead to writing career

Unidentified bodies discovered in the area

Director focuses on issues amid both criticism, praise

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

Crowds gather for chitlins

Killings increase in Aiken

Laments student parents' non-support

Army monitored King days before murder

New fusion reactor may provide clean energy

Complains about amount of TV ads

University may get infant AIDS vaccine

Makeover changes prison education

Therapy causing conflict

Local and area briefs

Empty Stocking Fund: Education taking toll on family

Unsolved mysteries

Residents wary of new jail

Ask us

Acronyms jumble up meanings

Late 3-pointer helps Georgia edge Lady Tigers

Swedes defeat U.S. in Davis Cup debacle

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

DH ban hot topic to owners

Carter leads new eligibles on Hall ballot

Hurting for his team

Clemson knocks out South Carolina in OT

Columbia proud of Renteria

Hawks continue to soar

Five area golfers play for tour card

With win, Hawks run record to 13-2

Little puts on good show for homefolks in victory

Lehman wins Skins Game title

Team Canada: Gretzky going to Nagano, Messier stays home

Bullish on Jordan

Young Pioneers

Could fate of dirigible have been altered?

Seasonal classic back

World is a lucky `Sevens' to Garth Brooks

Ask Carson

`Nutcracker's' appeal crosses gender lines

Prints, drawings offer picture of old India

Many holiday bargains still available for smart travelers

Bestsellers

Hotel offers workers child care

Pay off debt weighed

Business briefs

More holidays than Christmas draw attention

Marketers say what colors we will be buying

CardTrak list loads of bargains

Companies use layoffs to spark growth

Yo-yos return in time for holidays

Researchers say Dutch inventor right about overpopulation

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

NASA says no to sending satellite back into orbit

Eye scans could replace PINs at ATMs

Nations fight to keep up with cyberthieves

Red tide suspected of killing fish off Texas coast

Congress approves $10 million for computer network

Planetary deal in the works

Astronaut: Coordination toughest part of satellite catch

Can humanity survive the next millennium?