Wisdom from former mayor

Beware of `warming' pact

End cafe's harassment

Raps tampering with consolidation law

Respond to criticisms by `burned out' teacher

Finds crime stories eat up sports pages

Sees food for thought in cartoon

Remembers exemplary life of victim

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

'Bloody' nickname doesn't sit well

Schools make little progress in remedial areas

Agency to probe tycoon

Murphey seeks adult math tutors

Bank robberies register record pace

Lawyers offer aid to disabled children

Georgia lottery drawings held

Christmas can be magical time

Additional area news

Crowds cheer on senator

Thurmond marks 95th year

Puppet master

Season's greeting from old St. Nick himself

Children focus of candidate

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

Book tells history of Augusta

Landfill fire has burned for a week

Veterans recall infamous date

Georgia Lottery results

Foster parent story horrific

Flag issue resurfaces in governor's race relations panel report

Family wants new burial

Teams' fans at no loss for words

Authority helps in last resort

Condon says payouts illegal

Mother of sick child seeks help

Christmas shoppers browse through various items

Local and area briefs

Empty Stocking Fund makes holiday brighter

Water could be sold to customers

Mummification project teaches pupils about Egyptian culture

Santa's helpers

Town eyes rerailing train speed limits

Convicts slip into schools

More storms to come

Love, Mickelson four ahead in Million Dollar Challenge

ASU falls in home debut

Snowboarders see Olympics as the games of acceptance

Georgia women stunned in loss

Austrians sweep first five places in downhill

Aiken Tech edges Chattanooga State

McEnroe beats Borg in first match in Britain in 16 years

Clemson succeeds in season's first major test

Holmes gets TKO to retain his title

Club unable to handle golfers

Changes abound at Jones Creek

Little hope of major league players in Sydney

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

Hingis, Majoli remain undefeated

Gamecocks survive rare bad performance

Overtime: 5 Augusta boxers on team

Gordon's track paved with gold

De La Hoya too much for Rivera

Nagano ski resorts underbooked for Olympics

NBA notebook

Catawba ices win over Lady Jaguars

NASCAR notes

Three arrested for shaking down Ted Williams' son

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Artist's exhibit shows Jesus is first in her work

Sea wasp's sting most deadly in the water

Rescue of orphan makes perfect Christmas story

Success, hardship put Reese in touch with God

Church tour combines history, holiday

Service meant to ease pain of the grieving

Manhattan Suites

Christ child still dwells among us

Need a computer fix? Call a geek

They become Santa's helpers

Additional business news

Long delays are cause for concern

WTO rules for Fuji in trade dispute

Public granted chance to choose stamps

Council targets leadership void

Easing taxing issues

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

Business calendar

Judge hears Microsoft, U.S. arguments

Presidential panel begins study of digital TV

Track the Web sites visited by your kids

Pictionary flops on CD

Astronauts return to Earth, face inquiry

Booming Internet trade draws attention to tax exemption

The software sell

One-man web site branches into play about AIDS

Websites can keep kids busy during the holiday season

New twist on Internet to take off

More for those seeking 'need for speed'

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