Russia says new rubles won't increase money supply, inflation

Cashless transfers are option

Americans get tax breaks in new year

Economy will feel effects of Asian markets in '98

`98 market expected to slow down

Business Calendar: Advertising club to have monthly luncheon

EEOC claims TJX outlet discriminates against older workers

Business briefs: Program prepares income tax returns

Judge: Baby Bells can't jump into long-distance yet

Defends restoration of CPB funding

Road name reform

Offers more about Augustan who was on the Titanic

Area kids celebrate `first bucks' days

COPs a bad golf shot

Sees `Car 1' patrolling Streets of Gold

Holiday traditions can vary

New look due for park

Cartoonists ink drawings without fear or favor

Demands all `facts' in history lesson

Writer recalls happy times at Lake Olmstead

Blames GOP for broken promises

Readers comment on Gracewood's classroom Christmas card incident

Says lawyers lack `common sense'

Sweetheart Cup Co. to get new manager

Looking at the Year of Diana

Second time charm for youth ministry

Aiken sets trials, prepares '98 docket

Revival to benefit minister

Murder hearing delayed

Death of trustee stuns school board

Stepping up

Augusta Golf Club to receive long-overdue improvements

New law to affect drivers

Senators consider new vote

No fatalities occur in area for holiday

Local and area briefs

Georgia Lottery drawing held

Columbia County to face price of rapid growth in '98

Church bulletin

Fishing brings Georgia billions

What we believe

Welfare numbers lower with reforms

New year promises local changes

Center facing problems with structure, debt

Fraternal membership shrinking

Horsing around

Selling it all

Two other states seeking man charged with killing trooper

Writers to be on TV show

Winter holidays get hot

Conduct handbook causes stir among prisoners

Stabbing suspect is caught

Moving on

Paine starts year with tough test

Senator to leave hospital

Home sweet home

Legislators: New roads on agenda

Academy to be sold Monday

Local and area briefs

Summit discusses problems

Georgia Lottery drawings held

Ruling on motions needed

King, Wadsworth win $10,000 races

Stevens takes aim at Parlaympics in Nagano

Unknown Alaskan grabs share of Dash for Cash purse

Tennis great Helen Wills Moody dies at 92

Sprained foot has McIntyre, Tigers hurting

Heels edge Tigers

Late Wolverines wrestler waited too long to shed weight, school says

Tech surprised by Terriers before win

No. 1 Tennessee tops No. 3 UConn

PGA Tour playing swan song

Sonics enter boom, bust time

Bestsellers

Women's fears gave birth to devil baby

Accepting invitation was proper

Beach Boys `Pet Sounds' albumreveals a solid audio masterpiece

Summit to close with talk by King

Brooks and Reiner make more millennium madness

Historic Manassas

Mother hopes calender will open eyes and minds

St. Paul's Epiphany pageant honors a Christian tradition

National Aquarium swims off with service award

Church bulletin

`Men in Black,' `Lost World' boost 1997 film returns

Faith brings couple to Christian broadcasting

Escaping to Point Reyes Peninsula

Bolstering faith is a good start

Mir's computer breaks down, reducing space station's power supply

Leaving the car dealing to the fax

Beyond fried eggs

Remote DeskLink lets you work at the office -- from home

NASA plans return to the moon

Parents need to overcome Internet fears

E-mail taking toll on communication

Detective's sites are real page turners

Protecting your PC from gremlins

Freeze! Scientists study the genetics of fear