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

Turmoil in Asia a threat

Despite volatility, stocks did well in '97

Regulator: Higher court will overturn pro-Baby Bell decision

Italy's small grocers headed into history

Finds evidence of promise to military

Happy New Year!

The Shiloh fiasco

The virtueof keeping profile low

Asks chance for teacher to explain

Commission antics

Says irradiation only additional tool

Offers kudos for 'Dangerous World'

Blasts series on `Public's Payroll'

Laments loss of serenity to construction

Slams abortion group for `crowing'

Even in jail, stars get special treatment

Video showcase

Band expresses its Grateful Dead likeness

Comedian takes on relationships

Clinton puts chief of staff, resolutions on hold

New Year's Eve gala held at the Radisson

Cameras to be allowed in trial

Movie reviews

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

Let it rip

Thurmond remains in hospital

Country music's highs and lows of '97

Deadly force necessary, police say

Foreclosure canceled on building

Clear Springs to take cue from Disney community

Concert watch

Jackson quadruplets go home

Two arrested in death of policeman

Convention spins into Augusta

Maiden launch

Symphony showcases pianist

Residents fear mill's closure

Voting law to be enforced

Georgia Lottery drawings held

Deputy flips in car in Aiken

Local and area briefs

Hunting accident investigated

Girl first local baby of 1998

Year was full of interesting quotes

Panel OKs proposed parole ban

Additional area news

Tree drop-off sites changing

Lops stay upheld

Monument will honor Longstreet

Investigators still looking into crash

Year in music held surprises

Georgia's population growing

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

How teams handle lost point guard could determine season

Panthers look like a team on the road with home win

Cuban pitcher may stay in Bahamas

Jordan, Karl, Duncan honored by NBA

Agreement reached on sale of Buffalo Sabres

Jackets sting N. Texas

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

Real brass: The insecure world of marching with a tuba

Controversial Japanese cartoon coming to America

Mind over matter

Hardee's owners delay changes

Federal judge upholds disqualification of Carey

Record year ends on Wall Street

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

Study says middle-aged spread can be a killer

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

German dentist wins right to advertise on Internet

Trends may offer more to Web users

Microsoft to introduce Macintosh Office '98

Buddhists pray for chickens' souls

FDA approves new breast cancer test

Resolution can better life online

Group threatens to post AOL members

Moderate wine drinking might lower risk of blinding disease

Raleigh teen successful Internet entrepeneur

Painkiller based onfrog poison