Turmoil in Asia a threat

Regulator: Higher court will overturn pro-Baby Bell decision

Italy's small grocers headed into history

Changeover of Hardee's to Carl's Jr. delayed

Despite volatility, stocks did well in '97

Finds evidence of promise to military

Asks chance for teacher to explain

Happy New Year!

The virtueof keeping profile low

The Shiloh fiasco

Commission antics

Says irradiation only additional tool

Slams abortion group for `crowing'

Blasts series on `Public's Payroll'

Laments loss of serenity to construction

Offers kudos for 'Dangerous World'

Band expresses its Grateful Dead likeness

Video showcase

Even in jail, stars get special treatment

Comedian takes on relationships

Concert watch

Investigators still looking into crash

Year was full of interesting quotes

Hunting accident investigated

Clinton puts chief of staff, resolutions on hold

Clear Springs to take cue from Disney community

Cameras to be allowed in trial

Voting law to be enforced

Additional area news

Foreclosure canceled on building

Thurmond remains in hospital

Two arrested in death of policeman

Deadly force necessary, police say

Maiden launch

Symphony showcases pianist

Country music's highs and lows of '97

Movie reviews

Let it rip

New Year's Eve gala held at the Radisson

Residents fear mill's closure

Deputy flips in car in Aiken

Georgia Lottery drawings held

Expanded abuse registry, mesne conveyance name change starts with new year

Local and area briefs

Jackson quadruplets go home

Girl first local baby of 1998

Lops stay upheld

Panel OKs proposed parole ban

Convention spins into Augusta

Monument will honor Longstreet

Georgia's population growing

Year in music held surprises

Tree drop-off sites changing

Applause calendar

Club calendar

Voter ID requirement among new laws taking effect Thursday

`Jackie Brown' proves director is for real

Petty, Nash, Battelle, Wilson win Olympic trials

Jackets sting N. Texas

Cuban pitcher may stay in Bahamas

How teams handle lost point guard could determine season

Jordan, Karl, Duncan honored by NBA

Agreement reached on sale of Buffalo Sabres

Panthers look like a team on the road with home win

Hendrick receives 3 years' probation

The next Hernandez: Ace or wild card?

Race is on for first balloonist to circle to globe

Health and fitness calendar

Controversial Japanese cartoon coming to America

Mind over matter

Real brass: The insecure world of marching with a tuba

Hardee's owners delay changes

Federal judge upholds disqualification of Carey

Record year ends on Wall Street

Group threatens to post AOL members

Painkiller based onfrog poison

Moderate wine drinking might lower risk of blinding disease

Buddhists pray for chickens' souls

Raleigh teen successful Internet entrepeneur

Study says middle-aged spread can be a killer

Trends may offer more to Web users

Resolution can better life online

Study: Age explains why women more likely to die after heart attacks

Microsoft to introduce Macintosh Office '98

German dentist wins right to advertise on Internet

FDA approves new breast cancer test

African outbreak less mysterious -- experts know what it's not