Respond to criticisms by `burned out' teacher

Beware of `warming' pact

End cafe's harassment

Sees food for thought in cartoon

Wisdom from former mayor

Remembers exemplary life of victim

Finds crime stories eat up sports pages

Raps tampering with consolidation law

'Bloody' nickname doesn't sit well

Schools make little progress in remedial areas

Santa's helpers

Agency to probe tycoon

Foster parent story horrific

Bank robberies register record pace

Christmas shoppers browse through various items

Georgia lottery drawings held

Lawyers offer aid to disabled children

Additional area news

Condon says payouts illegal

Thurmond marks 95th year

Book tells history of Augusta

Season's greeting from old St. Nick himself

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

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

Murphey seeks adult math tutors

Landfill fire has burned for a week

Mother of sick child seeks help

Flag issue resurfaces in governor's race relations panel report

Local and area briefs

Teams' fans at no loss for words

Water could be sold to customers

Georgia Lottery results

Christmas can be magical time

More storms to come

Veterans recall infamous date

Town eyes rerailing train speed limits

Puppet master

Convicts slip into schools

Family wants new burial

Empty Stocking Fund makes holiday brighter

Mummification project teaches pupils about Egyptian culture

Crowds cheer on senator

Authority helps in last resort

Children focus of candidate

Holmes gets TKO to retain his title

Little hope of major league players in Sydney

Changes abound at Jones Creek

Georgia women stunned in loss

De La Hoya too much for Rivera

Aiken Tech edges Chattanooga State

Love, Mickelson four ahead in Million Dollar Challenge

Clemson succeeds in season's first major test

Austrians sweep first five places in downhill

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

NBA notebook

Catawba ices win over Lady Jaguars

NASCAR notes

Three arrested for shaking down Ted Williams' son

Nagano ski resorts underbooked for Olympics

Hingis, Majoli remain undefeated

Gordon's track paved with gold

Gamecocks survive rare bad performance

ASU falls in home debut

McEnroe beats Borg in first match in Britain in 16 years

Overtime: 5 Augusta boxers on team

Snowboarders see Olympics as the games of acceptance

Club unable to handle golfers

Artist's exhibit shows Jesus is first in her work

Church tour combines history, holiday

Sea wasp's sting most deadly in the water

Bestsellers

Church bulletin

Success, hardship put Reese in touch with God

Rescue of orphan makes perfect Christmas story

Christ child still dwells among us

News Watch

Service meant to ease pain of the grieving

Manhattan Suites

WTO rules for Fuji in trade dispute

Long delays are cause for concern

Need a computer fix? Call a geek

They become Santa's helpers

Public granted chance to choose stamps

Council targets leadership void

Additional business news

Business calendar

Easing taxing issues

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

Pictionary flops on CD

Track the Web sites visited by your kids

More for those seeking 'need for speed'

The software sell

Websites can keep kids busy during the holiday season

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

New twist on Internet to take off

Presidential panel begins study of digital TV

One-man web site branches into play about AIDS

Astronauts return to Earth, face inquiry

Booming Internet trade draws attention to tax exemption

Judge hears Microsoft, U.S. arguments