Persisting Japan bank crisis raises fears

Labor leaders nervous about Teamsters legal problems

Minister: No beer in heaven

Workers with disability at higher risk

Hectic year for business

Bull market raced to record

Learns government promise no guarantee

Advocates chain gang for skinheads

Claims editorial violates `decency'

Questions tax-funding hall of fame

Praises chaplain's volunteer work

Trimming Augusta's budget

All good things get tossed out

Supports mother of Gracewood victim

Questions chancellor's inquisitor

Slams attack on `Indian givers'

God is watching

Seeks compassion, seasonal spirit

How about fair dialogue?

Wants support for classroom discipline

Seeks approval for retaining BellSouth

Strengthen S.C. FOI law

New album casts light on a rekindled Bob Dylan

Woods boosts interest in golf among children

Positive identifications still forthcoming

Additional area news

Year kicks off with escape of inmates

Sleet possible for Augusta area

Whiskey Road being beautified

Business briefs

Case to settle who keeps girls

Burden to create debates

Boogyman disappeared after six decades

Georgia frenzied in 1997

Time running out to make contribution, get tax break

Consolidation raises budget, not savings

Georgia lottery drawings held

Quartet will sing for family party

Dispute with gay attorney has historic potential

Ask Carson

Binding arbitration agreed to

Local and area briefs

Graham gains reputation in Congress

MCG fraud scheme is top area story

MCG fraud scheme is top area story

Gambling tops 1997 S.C. stories

Derrick finds life after Congress hectic

Attendance to affect driving privileges

Consumer groups want to know if Bowers had conflict in Blue Cross case

Area advertising club to discuss aging

Leader's son gets free instruction

Park closed, evacuation plan set as rivers rise

More education, counseling needed, say juvenile justice officials

Funeral training in the works

Crowd gathers to celebrate Kwanzaa

Hundreds file into Catawba Bingo grand opening

SRS officials want L-Lake cleaned

Beasley spent more than $85,000 on Asia trip

Turner spends Christmas at home

Carless custodian walks 20 miles to work

Top story is Tiger's

Arkansas topples Saint Louis

NBA notes: Trends from the season

Hawks lose to Bucks in OT

Heels survive Dog bite

No. 4 Kentucky says it won't overlook lowly Louisville

Nowen wins second straight race

Georgia faces major challenge

No charges filed in the death of Michigan wrestler

Top 25 basketball roundup: TCU wins

Tech hands Miami first loss

Golf: Year of the revolving door

Jury still out on Dogs' Jirsa after close call

UTEP coach approaches 700 victories

Jordan shoots Bulls past Hawks

College hoops notes: UCLA paid a price not to play Murray

Visit from father is Agbatan's best gift

Atlanta eyeing memorabilia site

Richmond stuns Stone Mountain

Five skaters win berths on the U.S. Olympic team

Westside in tourney finals

Florence records hockey sellout

South Aiken loses opener

Brooker just waiting his turn to play

U.S. Olympic Speedskating Team Trials -- first step to Nagano

Cotton fields to Lord's vineyard

Churches offer holy New Year's alternatives

'Seinfeld' calls it quits

Christmas sheds light on truths

Picture perfect

Columbia County Baptist church to start new year with new name

Movement helps youth with faith

Muslims to gather for Ramadan

Church bulletin

Magazine takes hits to audio

Saying goodbye

Additional business news

Mail money manager credits profits to new postal attitude

Lease language to be more straightforward

Shoppers, shoppers everywhere

While big sport utility vehicles thrive, sales of smaller cars dip

Influx of new international money helps calm Korean markets

Basic cyber training begins

Global marketplace alive on the web

Cyburbia: New PC problems often just human oversight

Compubug: Video conferencing and your PC

Games' disturbing violence goes too far

'Mafia' web site befuddling

Readers use the Internet to pick top stories

Conservation buying land, marshes in N.C.

Resetting your biological time clock