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

Offers kudos for 'Dangerous World'

Happy New Year!

Finds evidence of promise to military

Commission antics

Asks chance for teacher to explain

The Shiloh fiasco

The virtueof keeping profile low

Laments loss of serenity to construction

Says irradiation only additional tool

Blasts series on `Public's Payroll'

Slams abortion group for `crowing'

Even in jail, stars get special treatment

Video showcase

Band expresses its Grateful Dead likeness

Comedian takes on relationships

Thurmond remains in hospital

New Year's Eve gala held at the Radisson

Voting law to be enforced

Movie reviews

Clear Springs to take cue from Disney community

Let it rip

Georgia's population growing

Country music's highs and lows of '97

Deadly force necessary, police say

Foreclosure canceled on building

Hunting accident investigated

Concert watch

Additional area news

Two arrested in death of policeman

Convention spins into Augusta

Maiden launch

Cameras to be allowed in trial

Residents fear mill's closure

Monument will honor Longstreet

Georgia Lottery drawings held

Deputy flips in car in Aiken

Local and area briefs

Year was full of interesting quotes

Girl first local baby of 1998

Jackson quadruplets go home

Panel OKs proposed parole ban

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

Tree drop-off sites changing

Investigators still looking into crash

Year in music held surprises

Lops stay upheld

Applause calendar

Clinton puts chief of staff, resolutions on hold

Club calendar

Symphony showcases pianist

Voter ID requirement among new laws taking effect Thursday

`Jackie Brown' proves director is for real

Petty, Nash, Battelle, Wilson win Olympic trials

Cuban pitcher may stay in Bahamas

Panthers look like a team on the road with home win

Hendrick receives 3 years' probation

Jordan, Karl, Duncan honored by NBA

Agreement reached on sale of Buffalo Sabres

Jackets sting N. Texas

How teams handle lost point guard could determine season

The next Hernandez: Ace or wild card?

Mind over matter

Race is on for first balloonist to circle to globe

Controversial Japanese cartoon coming to America

Health and fitness calendar

Real brass: The insecure world of marching with a tuba

Federal judge upholds disqualification of Carey

Record year ends on Wall Street

Hardee's owners delay changes

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

Resolution can better life online

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

Moderate wine drinking might lower risk of blinding disease

FDA approves new breast cancer test

Group threatens to post AOL members

Study says middle-aged spread can be a killer

Raleigh teen successful Internet entrepeneur

Painkiller based onfrog poison