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

COPs a bad golf shot

Area kids celebrate `first bucks' days

Holiday traditions can vary

Offers more about Augustan who was on the Titanic

Demands all `facts' in history lesson

Sees `Car 1' patrolling Streets of Gold

Defends restoration of CPB funding

Readers comment on Gracewood's classroom Christmas card incident

New look due for park

Says lawyers lack `common sense'

Road name reform

Blames GOP for broken promises

Cartoonists ink drawings without fear or favor

Writer recalls happy times at Lake Olmstead

Sweetheart Cup Co. to get new manager

Looking at the Year of Diana

Second time charm for youth ministry

New law to affect drivers

Conduct handbook causes stir among prisoners

Selling it all

Death of trustee stuns school board

Senator to leave hospital

Augusta Golf Club to receive long-overdue improvements

New year promises local changes

Senators consider new vote

Writers to be on TV show

Local and area briefs

Moving on

Fishing brings Georgia billions

Legislators: New roads on agenda

Center facing problems with structure, debt

Welfare numbers lower with reforms

Horsing around

Murder hearing delayed

Two other states seeking man charged with killing trooper

No fatalities occur in area for holiday

Winter holidays get hot

Revival to benefit minister

Stabbing suspect is caught

Georgia Lottery drawing held

Paine starts year with tough test

Stepping up

Home sweet home

Church bulletin

Academy to be sold Monday

Columbia County to face price of rapid growth in '98

Fraternal membership shrinking

Aiken sets trials, prepares '98 docket

Local and area briefs

What we believe

Summit discusses problems

Georgia Lottery drawings held

Ruling on motions needed

King, Wadsworth win $10,000 races

Tennis great Helen Wills Moody dies at 92

Unknown Alaskan grabs share of Dash for Cash purse

Stevens takes aim at Parlaympics in Nagano

Tech surprised by Terriers before win

No. 1 Tennessee tops No. 3 UConn

PGA Tour playing swan song

Sonics enter boom, bust time

Sprained foot has McIntyre, Tigers hurting

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

Heels edge Tigers

Faith brings couple to Christian broadcasting


Accepting invitation was proper

National Aquarium swims off with service award

Brooks and Reiner make more millennium madness

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

Women's fears gave birth to devil baby

Mother hopes calender will open eyes and minds

Historic Manassas

Bolstering faith is a good start

Escaping to Point Reyes Peninsula

Church bulletin

Beach Boys `Pet Sounds' albumreveals a solid audio masterpiece

St. Paul's Epiphany pageant honors a Christian tradition

Summit to close with talk by King

NASA plans return to the moon

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

Protecting your PC from gremlins

Parents need to overcome Internet fears

Freeze! Scientists study the genetics of fear

Leaving the car dealing to the fax

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

Detective's sites are real page turners

Beyond fried eggs

E-mail taking toll on communication