Italy's small grocers headed into history

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

Regulator: Higher court will overturn pro-Baby Bell decision

Turmoil in Asia a threat

Despite volatility, stocks did well in '97

Finds evidence of promise to military

Says irradiation only additional tool

Commission antics

Blasts series on `Public's Payroll'

Laments loss of serenity to construction

The virtueof keeping profile low

Offers kudos for 'Dangerous World'

Asks chance for teacher to explain

Slams abortion group for `crowing'

Happy New Year!

The Shiloh fiasco

Even in jail, stars get special treatment

Video showcase

Comedian takes on relationships

Band expresses its Grateful Dead likeness

Georgia's population growing

New Year's Eve gala held at the Radisson

Deadly force necessary, police say

Country music's highs and lows of '97

Hunting accident investigated

Symphony showcases pianist

Year was full of interesting quotes

Movie reviews

Voter ID requirement among new laws taking effect Thursday

Let it rip

Investigators still looking into crash

Foreclosure canceled on building

Applause calendar

Concert watch

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

Two arrested in death of policeman

Voting law to be enforced

Maiden launch

Deputy flips in car in Aiken

Residents fear mill's closure

Lops stay upheld

Georgia Lottery drawings held

Clinton puts chief of staff, resolutions on hold

Local and area briefs

Clear Springs to take cue from Disney community

Girl first local baby of 1998

Additional area news

Panel OKs proposed parole ban

Convention spins into Augusta

Tree drop-off sites changing

Thurmond remains in hospital

Monument will honor Longstreet

Jackson quadruplets go home

Year in music held surprises

Cameras to be allowed in trial

Club calendar

`Jackie Brown' proves director is for real

Petty, Nash, Battelle, Wilson win Olympic trials

Cuban pitcher may stay in Bahamas

Hendrick receives 3 years' probation

Agreement reached on sale of Buffalo Sabres

Jackets sting N. Texas

The next Hernandez: Ace or wild card?

How teams handle lost point guard could determine season

Jordan, Karl, Duncan honored by NBA

Panthers look like a team on the road with home win

Controversial Japanese cartoon coming to America

Real brass: The insecure world of marching with a tuba

Mind over matter

Health and fitness calendar

Race is on for first balloonist to circle to globe

Hardee's owners delay changes

Federal judge upholds disqualification of Carey

Record year ends on Wall Street

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

Resolution can better life online

Moderate wine drinking might lower risk of blinding disease

Raleigh teen successful Internet entrepeneur

Painkiller based onfrog poison

Group threatens to post AOL members

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

Buddhists pray for chickens' souls

Trends may offer more to Web users

Study says middle-aged spread can be a killer

FDA approves new breast cancer test