Finds crime stories eat up sports pages

Raps tampering with consolidation law

Respond to criticisms by `burned out' teacher

End cafe's harassment

Sees food for thought in cartoon

Beware of `warming' pact

Wisdom from former mayor

Remembers exemplary life of victim

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

Lawyers offer aid to disabled children

Murphey seeks adult math tutors

Agency to probe tycoon

Veterans recall infamous date

Bank robberies register record pace

Mummification project teaches pupils about Egyptian culture

Georgia lottery drawings held

Mother of sick child seeks help

Additional area news

Book tells history of Augusta

Thurmond marks 95th year

'Bloody' nickname doesn't sit well

Season's greeting from old St. Nick himself

Children focus of candidate

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

Authority helps in last resort

Landfill fire has burned for a week

Santa's helpers

Flag issue resurfaces in governor's race relations panel report

Puppet master

Teams' fans at no loss for words

Christmas shoppers browse through various items

Georgia Lottery results

Schools make little progress in remedial areas

Condon says payouts illegal

Foster parent story horrific

Christmas can be magical time

Family wants new burial

Convicts slip into schools

Water could be sold to customers

Empty Stocking Fund makes holiday brighter

Crowds cheer on senator

More storms to come

Town eyes rerailing train speed limits

Local and area briefs

Gamecocks survive rare bad performance

Club unable to handle golfers

Changes abound at Jones Creek

Holmes gets TKO to retain his title

Hingis, Majoli remain undefeated

Snowboarders see Olympics as the games of acceptance

Overtime: 5 Augusta boxers on team

De La Hoya too much for Rivera

NASCAR notes

Little hope of major league players in Sydney

Three arrested for shaking down Ted Williams' son

NBA notebook

Love, Mickelson four ahead in Million Dollar Challenge

Austrians sweep first five places in downhill

McEnroe beats Borg in first match in Britain in 16 years

Georgia women stunned in loss

Gordon's track paved with gold

Aiken Tech edges Chattanooga State

ASU falls in home debut

Clemson succeeds in season's first major test

Nagano ski resorts underbooked for Olympics

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

Catawba ices win over Lady Jaguars

Church bulletin

Service meant to ease pain of the grieving

Rescue of orphan makes perfect Christmas story

News Watch

Church tour combines history, holiday

Bestsellers

Artist's exhibit shows Jesus is first in her work

Success, hardship put Reese in touch with God

Manhattan Suites

Christ child still dwells among us

Sea wasp's sting most deadly in the water

They become Santa's helpers

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

Long delays are cause for concern

Easing taxing issues

WTO rules for Fuji in trade dispute

Business calendar

Council targets leadership void

Additional business news

Public granted chance to choose stamps

Need a computer fix? Call a geek

Pictionary flops on CD

Websites can keep kids busy during the holiday season

Astronauts return to Earth, face inquiry

More for those seeking 'need for speed'

One-man web site branches into play about AIDS

Presidential panel begins study of digital TV

New twist on Internet to take off

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

The software sell

Track the Web sites visited by your kids

Booming Internet trade draws attention to tax exemption

Judge hears Microsoft, U.S. arguments