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

Cartoonists ink drawings without fear or favor

Readers comment on Gracewood's classroom Christmas card incident

Demands all `facts' in history lesson

New look due for park

Writer recalls happy times at Lake Olmstead

COPs a bad golf shot

Area kids celebrate `first bucks' days

Road name reform

Blames GOP for broken promises

Says lawyers lack `common sense'

Sweetheart Cup Co. to get new manager

Sees `Car 1' patrolling Streets of Gold

Holiday traditions can vary

Defends restoration of CPB funding

Offers more about Augustan who was on the Titanic

Second time charm for youth ministry

Looking at the Year of Diana

Summit discusses problems

No fatalities occur in area for holiday

Columbia County to face price of rapid growth in '98

Fishing brings Georgia billions

Moving on

Center facing problems with structure, debt

Academy to be sold Monday

Augusta Golf Club to receive long-overdue improvements

Murder hearing delayed

Death of trustee stuns school board

Revival to benefit minister

Two other states seeking man charged with killing trooper

Church bulletin

Home sweet home

Paine starts year with tough test

Georgia Lottery drawing held

Local and area briefs

Georgia Lottery drawings held

What we believe

Stepping up

Welfare numbers lower with reforms

Winter holidays get hot

Selling it all

Local and area briefs

Writers to be on TV show

Senators consider new vote

Conduct handbook causes stir among prisoners

Aiken sets trials, prepares '98 docket

Senator to leave hospital

New year promises local changes

Legislators: New roads on agenda

New law to affect drivers

Stabbing suspect is caught

Fraternal membership shrinking

Horsing around

Ruling on motions needed

Tennis great Helen Wills Moody dies at 92

Stevens takes aim at Parlaympics in Nagano

Unknown Alaskan grabs share of Dash for Cash purse

King, Wadsworth win $10,000 races

Heels edge Tigers

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

Sonics enter boom, bust time

PGA Tour playing swan song

No. 1 Tennessee tops No. 3 UConn

Tech surprised by Terriers before win

Sprained foot has McIntyre, Tigers hurting

National Aquarium swims off with service award

Church bulletin

Accepting invitation was proper

Escaping to Point Reyes Peninsula

Beach Boys `Pet Sounds' albumreveals a solid audio masterpiece

Faith brings couple to Christian broadcasting

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

Mother hopes calender will open eyes and minds

Brooks and Reiner make more millennium madness

Summit to close with talk by King

Historic Manassas

Women's fears gave birth to devil baby

Bestsellers

Bolstering faith is a good start

St. Paul's Epiphany pageant honors a Christian tradition

Detective's sites are real page turners

Freeze! Scientists study the genetics of fear

NASA plans return to the moon

Beyond fried eggs

Leaving the car dealing to the fax

Protecting your PC from gremlins

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

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

Parents need to overcome Internet fears

E-mail taking toll on communication