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

Heels hold off Bulldogs

West sacked by Clemson

Clemson puzzled by year

Hatfield understands cruelty of profession

Coaching changes rumors fly

No one reason for Gamecocks' spiral

College football notes: Oliver likely to retire

Clemson's Tommy West fired

Stinchcomb's injury forces another shakeup on Dawgs line

No one reason for Gamecocks' spiral

Rally too late for Augusta State

Heels hold off Bulldogs

Georgia prep poll

Walker is No. 1 concern

Georgia player of the week

Prep notes: Stapleton decides on Lander

Hephzibah football coach fired

South Carolina player of the week

Flyers defense helps beat Penguins

Lynx ledger

Area court now to try case again

Lawyer key in bargain

Across the area

TVA added to tritium race

Nude bars approved with other alcohol licensees

Weapons found on students

Charity group lacks turkeys for needy families

PSC commissioner resigning, much to Republicans' dismay

Expert questions: Animal control

Forum focuses on information flow

Expert questions: The indigent

Citizens group begins appeals process to block state prison

Canal authority's director leaving job

Across the area

City attorney's objection met with fire

Leak causes minor harm

School urges parents to get involved

City names new leader to position

Expert questions: The homeless

Audit reveals solid financial status

Expert questions: Public and private ventures

Burning rubber

Board's meeting debated

Hodges juggling finances

Welfare mothers maintaining jobs

Aiken Steeplechase field shrinks

Expert questions: Economic development

Expert questions: The library

E-mail is good way to tell joke

Fort praised by secretary of the Army

Brigade awaits mission's plan

Program stresses mentor recruiting

Storms' effects on crops differ

County makes land purchase

State midway on environmental group's toxins list

Smokeout

City may give land for free golf course

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

Heels hold off Bulldogs

Falk: Jordan sidelined for now in talks

Broncos chugging toward perfection

O'Donnell benched as Justin gets first start

Thomas suspended, Simmons waived by angry Chiefs

Tigers find way to lose

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

Kramer and Stenstrom sit out practice

In-season roster additions making an impact for Panthers

Mrs. Mildred Cheek

Mrs. Louise Wilson

Mr. Bowen Asserson

Mr. William Wilson Jr.

Mr. Garland Hite

Mrs. Ann Nelson

Mr. Oma Moore

Mr. Collie Richardson

Mrs. Myrtice Clark

Mr. Ernest Priester

Mr. Harold Martin

Mrs. Lillie Evans

Mr. Charlie Harden

Mr. Andrew Pennington Jr.

Mrs. Frances Young

Mrs. Ruth Jackson

Mrs. Nina Griffin

Ms. Carrie Coleman

Ms. Wygean Buggs

Ms. Tiffany van Voorhis

Dr. Gopinath Kalla

Mr. Robert Blackwood

Mrs. Claudine Prather

Mrs. Rebecca Nobles

Supports 'special' students 111898 - The Augusta Chronicle

Urges churches to encourage turnout 111898 - The Augusta Chronicle

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

Assails stereotyping 'special' students 111998 - The Augusta Chronicle

MCG rips 'pot' myth 111998 - The Augusta Chronicle

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

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

Says pundits miss meaning of election 111998 - The Augusta Chronicle

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

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

Lax spill response 111998 - The Augusta Chronicle

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

Slams critic of mayoral candidate 111998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Nielsen's valedictory 111998 - The Augusta Chronicle

Hingis beats fellow Swiss

Woods takes PGA Grand Slam

Braves pitcher should get his due with No. 2

Overtime

New IRL engine rules, but rift with CART remains

Pierce, Graf, Hingis win Chase matches

Glavine wins second Cy Young Award

Police gear up for soccer games

Woods regains touch at Grand Slam

Golf notes: Norman to be research "guinea pig"

Anniversary sparks historical look at 'Sesame Street'

Side dish made with ingredients commonly used

Small portions

Eat for life

Antibiotic may help community-acquired infections

Pacemakers

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

Pneumonia: Battling the season

Fund-raising comes under fire from PTA members

National Book Award winners announced

Should healthy adults take daily aspirin?

Fitness fans turn spare rooms into gyms

New therapy for heart patients

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

Hype or revolution? Alternative medicine spurs debate

Just what is in the stars?

Consumer campaign warns some foods and medicines don't mix

Diagnosis, treatment of attention deficit still uncertain

PBS explores how the 'Net works

Microsoft goes on the offense

Stars fade as Russia's space program shrinks

Government urged not to build nuclear waste site in Nevada

North Korea calls Japanese satellite plan `military action'

Johnston expanding with Web

Dinosaur site yields embyro remains

Researcher claims piece of the asteroid that killed dinosaurs

Gene causes hereditary deafness among Ashkenazi Jews

Booksellers leading way for Internet books

Children may learn to like tobacco while breast-feeding

Government delays release of Microsoft trial papers

New space station can't replace beloved Mir