Respond to criticisms by `burned out' teacher

Wisdom from former mayor

Beware of `warming' pact

Sees food for thought in cartoon

Raps tampering with consolidation law

Remembers exemplary life of victim

Finds crime stories eat up sports pages

End cafe's harassment

Local and area briefs

Agency to probe tycoon

Murphey seeks adult math tutors

Flag issue resurfaces in governor's race relations panel report

'Bloody' nickname doesn't sit well

Teams' fans at no loss for words

Christmas shoppers browse through various items

Georgia Lottery results

Book tells history of Augusta

More storms to come

Children focus of candidate

Town eyes rerailing train speed limits

Teen gets life in prison in murder-for-hire case

Convicts slip into schools

Puppet master

Empty Stocking Fund makes holiday brighter

Landfill fire has burned for a week

Crowds cheer on senator

Mother of sick child seeks help

Mummification project teaches pupils about Egyptian culture

Schools make little progress in remedial areas

Authority helps in last resort

Veterans recall infamous date

Foster parent story horrific

Christmas can be magical time

Condon says payouts illegal

Thurmond marks 95th year

Bank robberies register record pace

Water could be sold to customers

Georgia lottery drawings held

Lawyers offer aid to disabled children

Additional area news

Santa's helpers

Season's greeting from old St. Nick himself

Candace Gingrich, 'Ellen's' mom to attend gay pride festival

Family wants new burial

Holmes gets TKO to retain his title

NASCAR notes

Three arrested for shaking down Ted Williams' son

Georgia women stunned in loss

Little hope of major league players in Sydney

Aiken Tech edges Chattanooga State

Gamecocks survive rare bad performance

Clemson succeeds in season's first major test

Love, Mickelson four ahead in Million Dollar Challenge

When Iran meets US in World Cup, it won't only be a sport

NBA notebook

Catawba ices win over Lady Jaguars

Snowboarders see Olympics as the games of acceptance

McEnroe beats Borg in first match in Britain in 16 years

Nagano ski resorts underbooked for Olympics

Overtime: 5 Augusta boxers on team

De La Hoya too much for Rivera

Gordon's track paved with gold

Hingis, Majoli remain undefeated

Changes abound at Jones Creek

Austrians sweep first five places in downhill

ASU falls in home debut

Club unable to handle golfers

Christ child still dwells among us

Church bulletin

Rescue of orphan makes perfect Christmas story

Church tour combines history, holiday

Service meant to ease pain of the grieving

Manhattan Suites

Success, hardship put Reese in touch with God

Sea wasp's sting most deadly in the water

Bestsellers

Artist's exhibit shows Jesus is first in her work

News Watch

They become Santa's helpers

Need a computer fix? Call a geek

Business calendar

Additional business news

Public granted chance to choose stamps

Ho, Ho, Ho, unemployment hits 24-year low

WTO rules for Fuji in trade dispute

Council targets leadership void

Long delays are cause for concern

Easing taxing issues

New twist on Internet to take off

Websites can keep kids busy during the holiday season

Track the Web sites visited by your kids

The software sell

Pictionary flops on CD

Judge hears Microsoft, U.S. arguments

More for those seeking 'need for speed'

Best video games of '97 are blend of excitement, terror

Astronauts return to Earth, face inquiry

Booming Internet trade draws attention to tax exemption

Presidential panel begins study of digital TV

One-man web site branches into play about AIDS