Despite volatility, stocks did well in '97

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

Turmoil in Asia a threat

Regulator: Higher court will overturn pro-Baby Bell decision

Italy's small grocers headed into history

Happy New Year!

Commission antics

Laments loss of serenity to construction

Slams abortion group for `crowing'

Blasts series on `Public's Payroll'

Asks chance for teacher to explain

Offers kudos for 'Dangerous World'

Says irradiation only additional tool

Finds evidence of promise to military

The virtueof keeping profile low

The Shiloh fiasco

Video showcase

Even in jail, stars get special treatment

Comedian takes on relationships

Band expresses its Grateful Dead likeness

Symphony showcases pianist

New Year's Eve gala held at the Radisson

Hunting accident investigated

Movie reviews

Deputy flips in car in Aiken

Let it rip

Concert watch

Foreclosure canceled on building

Year was full of interesting quotes

Two arrested in death of policeman

Applause calendar

Maiden launch

Cameras to be allowed in trial

Residents fear mill's closure

Girl first local baby of 1998

Georgia Lottery drawings held

Clear Springs to take cue from Disney community

Local and area briefs

Additional area news

Panel OKs proposed parole ban

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

Monument will honor Longstreet

Convention spins into Augusta

Year in music held surprises

Club calendar

Thurmond remains in hospital

Voting law to be enforced

Georgia's population growing

Lops stay upheld

Deadly force necessary, police say

Tree drop-off sites changing

Clinton puts chief of staff, resolutions on hold

Country music's highs and lows of '97

Voter ID requirement among new laws taking effect Thursday

Jackson quadruplets go home

Investigators still looking into crash

`Jackie Brown' proves director is for real

Petty, Nash, Battelle, Wilson win Olympic trials

Hendrick receives 3 years' probation

Jordan, Karl, Duncan honored by NBA

Jackets sting N. Texas

Cuban pitcher may stay in Bahamas

Agreement reached on sale of Buffalo Sabres

How teams handle lost point guard could determine season

Panthers look like a team on the road with home win

The next Hernandez: Ace or wild card?

Controversial Japanese cartoon coming to America

Real brass: The insecure world of marching with a tuba

Health and fitness calendar

Race is on for first balloonist to circle to globe

Mind over matter

Hardee's owners delay changes

Federal judge upholds disqualification of Carey

Record year ends on Wall Street

Group threatens to post AOL members

Buddhists pray for chickens' souls

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

German dentist wins right to advertise on Internet

Raleigh teen successful Internet entrepeneur

Microsoft to introduce Macintosh Office '98

Study says middle-aged spread can be a killer

FDA approves new breast cancer test

Resolution can better life online

Painkiller based onfrog poison

Moderate wine drinking might lower risk of blinding disease

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

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