Hectic year for business

Minister: No beer in heaven

Persisting Japan bank crisis raises fears

Bull market raced to record

Workers with disability at higher risk

Labor leaders nervous about Teamsters legal problems

Trimming Augusta's budget

God is watching

Questions chancellor's inquisitor

Questions tax-funding hall of fame

Learns government promise no guarantee

Supports mother of Gracewood victim

Claims editorial violates `decency'

Slams attack on `Indian givers'

Advocates chain gang for skinheads

Seeks compassion, seasonal spirit

Strengthen S.C. FOI law

Wants support for classroom discipline

How about fair dialogue?

Seeks approval for retaining BellSouth

All good things get tossed out

Praises chaplain's volunteer work

Woods boosts interest in golf among children

New album casts light on a rekindled Bob Dylan

Carless custodian walks 20 miles to work

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

MCG fraud scheme is top area story

Business briefs

Positive identifications still forthcoming

Burden to create debates

Case to settle who keeps girls

Consolidation raises budget, not savings

Derrick finds life after Congress hectic

Quartet will sing for family party

Crowd gathers to celebrate Kwanzaa

Local and area briefs

Georgia lottery drawings held

Gambling tops 1997 S.C. stories

Binding arbitration agreed to

Ask Carson

Year kicks off with escape of inmates

Park closed, evacuation plan set as rivers rise

Graham gains reputation in Congress

Funeral training in the works

Boogyman disappeared after six decades

Hundreds file into Catawba Bingo grand opening

Additional area news

Beasley spent more than $85,000 on Asia trip

More education, counseling needed, say juvenile justice officials

Turner spends Christmas at home

Whiskey Road being beautified

Sleet possible for Augusta area

SRS officials want L-Lake cleaned

Georgia frenzied in 1997

Dispute with gay attorney has historic potential

MCG fraud scheme is top area story

Time running out to make contribution, get tax break

Attendance to affect driving privileges

Area advertising club to discuss aging

Leader's son gets free instruction

Atlanta eyeing memorabilia site

Top 25 basketball roundup: TCU wins

Top story is Tiger's

Georgia faces major challenge

Golf: Year of the revolving door

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

Heels survive Dog bite

Hawks lose to Bucks in OT

Westside in tourney finals

South Aiken loses opener

No charges filed in the death of Michigan wrestler

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

UTEP coach approaches 700 victories

Florence records hockey sellout

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

Brooker just waiting his turn to play

Jury still out on Dogs' Jirsa after close call

Tech hands Miami first loss

Jordan shoots Bulls past Hawks

Nowen wins second straight race

Arkansas topples Saint Louis

Visit from father is Agbatan's best gift

Richmond stuns Stone Mountain

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

NBA notes: Trends from the season

Churches offer holy New Year's alternatives

Movement helps youth with faith

Columbia County Baptist church to start new year with new name

Saying goodbye

Church bulletin

'Seinfeld' calls it quits

Muslims to gather for Ramadan

Picture perfect

Christmas sheds light on truths

Magazine takes hits to audio

Cotton fields to Lord's vineyard

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

Mail money manager credits profits to new postal attitude

Shoppers, shoppers everywhere

Additional business news

Lease language to be more straightforward

Influx of new international money helps calm Korean markets

Global marketplace alive on the web

Basic cyber training begins

Conservation buying land, marshes in N.C.

Cyburbia: New PC problems often just human oversight

Games' disturbing violence goes too far

Compubug: Video conferencing and your PC

Resetting your biological time clock

Readers use the Internet to pick top stories

'Mafia' web site befuddling