Italy's small grocers headed into history

Turmoil in Asia a threat

Regulator: Higher court will overturn pro-Baby Bell decision

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

Despite volatility, stocks did well in '97

Finds evidence of promise to military

Blasts series on `Public's Payroll'

The Shiloh fiasco

Laments loss of serenity to construction

Offers kudos for 'Dangerous World'

Commission antics

Slams abortion group for `crowing'

The virtueof keeping profile low

Happy New Year!

Asks chance for teacher to explain

Says irradiation only additional tool

Even in jail, stars get special treatment

Video showcase

Comedian takes on relationships

Band expresses its Grateful Dead likeness

Hunting accident investigated

New Year's Eve gala held at the Radisson

Deputy flips in car in Aiken

Year in music held surprises

Deadly force necessary, police say

Club calendar

Additional area news

Symphony showcases pianist

Clear Springs to take cue from Disney community

Convention spins into Augusta

Georgia's population growing

Let it rip

Applause calendar

Country music's highs and lows of '97

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

Foreclosure canceled on building

Cameras to be allowed in trial

Concert watch

Voter ID requirement among new laws taking effect Thursday

Two arrested in death of policeman

Lops stay upheld

Maiden launch

Clinton puts chief of staff, resolutions on hold

Residents fear mill's closure

Jackson quadruplets go home

Georgia Lottery drawings held

Voting law to be enforced

Local and area briefs

Thurmond remains in hospital

Girl first local baby of 1998

Movie reviews

Panel OKs proposed parole ban

Investigators still looking into crash

Tree drop-off sites changing

Monument will honor Longstreet

Year was full of interesting quotes

`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

How teams handle lost point guard could determine season

Jordan, Karl, Duncan honored by NBA

Jackets sting N. Texas

Panthers look like a team on the road with home win

The next Hernandez: Ace or wild card?

Agreement reached on sale of Buffalo Sabres

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

Controversial Japanese cartoon coming to America

Hardee's owners delay changes

Record year ends on Wall Street

Federal judge upholds disqualification of Carey

Trends may offer more to Web users

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

Moderate wine drinking might lower risk of blinding disease

Buddhists pray for chickens' souls

Painkiller based onfrog poison

FDA approves new breast cancer test

Microsoft to introduce Macintosh Office '98

Group threatens to post AOL members

Raleigh teen successful Internet entrepeneur

Study says middle-aged spread can be a killer

German dentist wins right to advertise on Internet

Resolution can better life online

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