Finds crime stories eat up sports pages

Raps tampering with consolidation law

Respond to criticisms by `burned out' teacher

End cafe's harassment

Remembers exemplary life of victim

Beware of `warming' pact

Wisdom from former mayor

Sees food for thought in cartoon

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

Mother of sick child seeks help

Mummification project teaches pupils about Egyptian culture

Condon says payouts illegal

Book tells history of Augusta

Children focus of candidate

Empty Stocking Fund makes holiday brighter

Agency to probe tycoon

Murphey seeks adult math tutors

Bank robberies register record pace

Lawyers offer aid to disabled children

Georgia lottery drawings held

'Bloody' nickname doesn't sit well

Additional area news

Christmas can be magical time

Thurmond marks 95th year

Crowds cheer on senator

Season's greeting from old St. Nick himself

Authority helps in last resort

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

Santa's helpers

Landfill fire has burned for a week

Puppet master

Flag issue resurfaces in governor's race relations panel report

Local and area briefs

Foster parent story horrific

Schools make little progress in remedial areas

Georgia Lottery results

Family wants new burial

Teams' fans at no loss for words

Water could be sold to customers

More storms to come

Town eyes rerailing train speed limits

Convicts slip into schools

Veterans recall infamous date

Christmas shoppers browse through various items

Love, Mickelson four ahead in Million Dollar Challenge

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

De La Hoya too much for Rivera

Nagano ski resorts underbooked for Olympics

Three arrested for shaking down Ted Williams' son

Holmes gets TKO to retain his title

McEnroe beats Borg in first match in Britain in 16 years

Overtime: 5 Augusta boxers on team

Changes abound at Jones Creek

NBA notebook

Club unable to handle golfers

NASCAR notes

Hingis, Majoli remain undefeated

Little hope of major league players in Sydney

Gamecocks survive rare bad performance

Catawba ices win over Lady Jaguars

Gordon's track paved with gold

Austrians sweep first five places in downhill

ASU falls in home debut

Georgia women stunned in loss

Clemson succeeds in season's first major test

Aiken Tech edges Chattanooga State

Snowboarders see Olympics as the games of acceptance

Service meant to ease pain of the grieving

Church bulletin

Success, hardship put Reese in touch with God

Christ child still dwells among us

Artist's exhibit shows Jesus is first in her work

Manhattan Suites

Rescue of orphan makes perfect Christmas story


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Church tour combines history, holiday

Sea wasp's sting most deadly in the water

WTO rules for Fuji in trade dispute

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

Long delays are cause for concern

Need a computer fix? Call a geek

Additional business news

Easing taxing issues

Public granted chance to choose stamps

Business calendar

Council targets leadership void

They become Santa's helpers

One-man web site branches into play about AIDS

Judge hears Microsoft, U.S. arguments

More for those seeking 'need for speed'

Presidential panel begins study of digital TV

Booming Internet trade draws attention to tax exemption

Track the Web sites visited by your kids

New twist on Internet to take off

Astronauts return to Earth, face inquiry

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

The software sell

Pictionary flops on CD

Websites can keep kids busy during the holiday season