Business briefs

Moody's downgrades Japanese debt

Free-trade summit begins in Malaysia amid deep discord

U.S. trade deficit improves in September

Balan named top business person of year

Industry analyst: 1998 and 1999 will be record years for airlines

Fox TV's programming head resigns

Packing company expands

Inflation 0.2 percent in October

Air France strike grounds flights for second day

Interest rates cut by Federal Reserve

Clothing bonus has bank employees dressed for success

Nonunion FedEx workers rally in company's support

Election commission considers banning soft money donations

Southern cities posts strong home price gains

Europe dominates investment in states

Layoffs are not planned

Clinton won't recommend a Social Security solution

State AGs weighing whether to sign tobacco deal

Economic gap between U.S., other nations is huge

ABC sues locked out employees

Brazil's financial markets rally after announcement of aid program

Ben & Jerry's fighting efforts to unionize

Russian official warns of 'national catastrophe'

$1 million donor honored

Treasury wants low-cost accounts for federal beneficiaries

Stocks rise as Fed cuts rates again

Trade summit in Malaysia ends without dramatic action

Now is time for Clemson to move forward

Stinchcomb's injury forces another shakeup on Dawgs line

West sacked by Clemson

Clemson puzzled by year

Hatfield understands cruelty of profession

Coaching changes rumors fly

No one reason for Gamecocks' spiral

No one reason for Gamecocks' spiral

Clemson's Tommy West fired

College football notes: Oliver likely to retire

Heels hold off Bulldogs

Rally too late for Augusta State

Heels hold off Bulldogs

South Carolina player of the week

Walker is No. 1 concern

Hephzibah football coach fired

Georgia player of the week

Georgia prep poll

Prep notes: Stapleton decides on Lander

Lynx ledger

Flyers defense helps beat Penguins

Area court now to try case again

Expert questions: The homeless

State midway on environmental group's toxins list

TVA added to tritium race

Lawyer key in bargain

Weapons found on students

Expert questions: Economic development

PSC commissioner resigning, much to Republicans' dismay

School urges parents to get involved

Forum focuses on information flow

Expert questions: Animal control

Citizens group begins appeals process to block state prison

Expert questions: The library

Across the area

Canal authority's director leaving job

Leak causes minor harm

Nude bars approved with other alcohol licensees

City names new leader to position

Charity group lacks turkeys for needy families

Audit reveals solid financial status

Across the area

Burning rubber

Board's meeting debated

Hodges juggling finances

Expert questions: Public and private ventures

Aiken Steeplechase field shrinks

Expert questions: The indigent

Fort praised by secretary of the Army

Brigade awaits mission's plan

City may give land for free golf course

Storms' effects on crops differ

E-mail is good way to tell joke

City attorney's objection met with fire

County makes land purchase

Program stresses mentor recruiting

Smokeout

Welfare mothers maintaining jobs

Heels hold off Bulldogs

Falk: Jordan sidelined for now in talks

Van Gundy on waiting: 'I'm professionally bored'

Broncos chugging toward perfection

Tigers find way to lose

Kramer and Stenstrom sit out practice

Thomas suspended, Simmons waived by angry Chiefs

Showdown in Miami? '72 Dolphins rooting for Broncos to lose

In-season roster additions making an impact for Panthers

O'Donnell benched as Justin gets first start

Mrs. Frances Young

Mr. Harold Martin

Ms. Wygean Buggs

Mrs. Ann Nelson

Mr. Charlie Harden

Mr. Collie Richardson

Mrs. Nina Griffin

Mr. Ernest Priester

Dr. Gopinath Kalla

Mrs. Lillie Evans

Mr. Garland Hite

Mrs. Ruth Jackson

Mrs. Mildred Cheek

Mr. William Wilson Jr.

Mr. Oma Moore

Ms. Carrie Coleman

Mr. Bowen Asserson

Ms. Tiffany van Voorhis

Mrs. Myrtice Clark

Mr. Robert Blackwood

Mrs. Louise Wilson

Mr. Andrew Pennington Jr.

Mrs. Claudine Prather

Mrs. Rebecca Nobles

Hits 'butchery' of Old World religions 111998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Defend 'special' students in class 111898 - The Augusta Chronicle

Slams critic of mayoral candidate 111998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Lax spill response 111998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Urges churches to encourage turnout 111898 - The Augusta Chronicle

Nielsen's valedictory 111998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Claims Clinton couldn't be 'cowboy' 111998 - The Augusta Chronicle

MCG rips 'pot' myth 111998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Supports 'special' students 111898 - The Augusta Chronicle

Assails stereotyping 'special' students 111998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Aiken County schools lead S.C. into 21st century 111898 - The Augusta Chronicle

Backs mayoral candidate with 'vision' 111998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Says pundits miss meaning of election 111998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Backs `man of vision' for mayor 111898 - The Augusta Chronicle

Overtime

Golf notes: Norman to be research "guinea pig"

Woods regains touch at Grand Slam

Braves pitcher should get his due with No. 2

Woods takes PGA Grand Slam

Hingis beats fellow Swiss

New IRL engine rules, but rift with CART remains

Police gear up for soccer games

Glavine wins second Cy Young Award

Pierce, Graf, Hingis win Chase matches

Nuts, chocolate combine to make sweet ending to the holiday meal

New therapy for heart patients

Pneumonia: Battling the season

Hype or revolution? Alternative medicine spurs debate

Small portions

Pacemakers

Eat for life

Fund-raising comes under fire from PTA members

Fitness fans turn spare rooms into gyms

Health and fitness calendar

Shortcuts can make holiday meal a breeze to complete

Fat cats (and dogs) in winter

Seafood adds traditional spin to family Thanksgiving cooking

Health capsules

Supermarket Shopper

Women may need earlier HIV treatment

Should healthy adults take daily aspirin?

Anniversary sparks historical look at 'Sesame Street'

National Book Award winners announced

Antibiotic may help community-acquired infections

Side dish made with ingredients commonly used

Stars fade as Russia's space program shrinks

PBS explores how the 'Net works

New space station can't replace beloved Mir

Researcher claims piece of the asteroid that killed dinosaurs

Dinosaur site yields embyro remains

Consumer campaign warns some foods and medicines don't mix

Gene causes hereditary deafness among Ashkenazi Jews

Johnston expanding with Web

Microsoft goes on the offense

Diagnosis, treatment of attention deficit still uncertain

Booksellers leading way for Internet books

Government urged not to build nuclear waste site in Nevada

North Korea calls Japanese satellite plan `military action'

Just what is in the stars?

Government delays release of Microsoft trial papers

Children may learn to like tobacco while breast-feeding