Rebuts Eisenhower medical center critics

Defends integrity of John Birch Society

Comment on Christmas card tiff

Kill lawmaker 'perk'

Says Reagan evicted mentally ill

Suspects taxpayers duped by politicians

Worst journalism of '97

Blasts renaming roads for politicians

Upholds right to display heritage

Defends teacher in flap over cards

Can this marriage be saved: Real life can alter the dreams

`Titanic' holds the helm in box office battle

The people's pharmacy: Natural remedies not reliable against herpes prevention

`Simplicity,' new attitude keep Allman on music road

Balloonist lands in Russia, ending 4th attempt to fly around world

Notch babies may finally get their due

The Uplink

Police charge man in disc jockey's death

Thurmond departing Eisenhower

Holiday cleanup

No charges to be filed against jailer

Motions delay hearing over New Ellenton suit

Patrol troopers to review bulletproof vest policy

Local and area briefs

Thurmond back at work

Price of poker license may rise

School board to be odd numbered

Community's picturesque roads like a stroll down memory lane

Lady enjoys taking care of flowers in Aiken

Georgia Lottery drawing held

Neighbor charged in teen's death

Murder charge put on hold

Young fashion designer aspires to clothe top celebrities

Barnes leads in race fund-raising

Punching permanently eliminated from Marine boxing exercise

Surplus targeted by governor

Sutton not expecting Hall vote

Drugs still a problem in Augusta

Additional area news

Feast of lights

Columbia succeeds in ridding itself of sex clubs

Crowded field competing for mayor pro tem

Georgia lottery drawings held

City hopes to end jail lawsuit

Unemployment line

Violin or fiddle?

Warm weather

Prayers will be answered with free clinic opening

Xtreme calendar

Senior calendar

Parkway may honor lawmaker

Age old question: A positive outlook can defeat the blues

Foreclosure filed against Aiken Mall

Eagleson to plead guilty to defrauding players

Patience will be golden for U.S. speedskaters

College basketball roundup

Latest estimate on Pippen's return: Two more weeks

Tubby Smith to coach against Georgia

Duke has few problems with Tech women

Georgia loses to Badgers in OT

Smith sees game just like any other

Carolina still on top while Hawaii's in

Paine falls to Tuskegee

Montgomerie tops Love in Andersen

Mississippi State quietly off to best start under Richard Williams

Sutton makes Hall of Fame

Overtime: Area ski team places third

A dunk, then death

U.S. falls Down Under at Hopman Cup

Networks begin rearranging schedulesfor new year

Xtreme style: Area teen-ager shows his own unique fashion style

Head of the class

Jason Kay wants music to be fun

Xtreme advice: Relationships can just end

Xtreme screen

Additional business news

Mall area traffic horrendous

Authority concerned about new high school

Long-term interest rates at record low

VW hopes nostalgia sells new Beetle

TVA has plans for SRS uranium stash

FEC puts reports on Internet

Government urged to create more local phone competition

Study suggests mothers' milk makes school kids smarter

NASA begins countdown for moon mission

Moon shot delayed one day

Automakers escalate race to make more `green' cars

FDA to monitor managed-care companies that dictate drug coverage

UGA applications taken online

FAA reduces alcohol testing for aviation industry

Mir crew members start preparations for spacewalk