Business Briefs: Dow Jones closes with slight gain

Banking on faith

Higher incomes, spending point to robust if not sensational season

Operation causes unease in stock and currency markets

FCC to lay out options for revamping long-distance phone fees

Online advertising on the increase

Takes 'rude' city employees to task

'Yes, Virginia' ...

Reverse Ebonic plague

Challenges readers

Offers song `dedications' of his own

Charities benefit from tax time

Bill Kirby: Batteries not included - another holiday tradition

No pacifist or socialist

Ties flag to heritage, not slavery

Keep Newt speaker

Celebrates birthday of Jesus Christ

Area players in NFL playoff picture

'He can't let me be happy'

Santa may need to cut down on the fat

Pilot plays Santa for lighthouse keepers

Cheese bake need not be fattening

Reel world is stage struck

Ho Ho Hurry Up!

Cooking no longer holiday norm

'96 All-Area Teams

Former Josey player ready for Blue-Gray

Skateboard proposals considered

Plan would cut $130 billion in taxes

Holiday giving on an upward swing

Convicted murderer denied parole

Versatile Josey star a two-timer

Gingrich case stirring up partisan emotions

Area news briefs

Xtreme Calendar

Santa has a lump of coal for Aiken speeders

Miller announces new DUI initiative

Learning the truth about Santa

Critics: military does a poor job of disciplining its own

'96 prep football Georgia All-Area Team

Police seize 'date rape' pills

Area's football package loaded with talent

Panel avoided Gingrich tax question, focused on actions

Seniors Calendar - Out and About

Friends look for season's meaning

Nuclear disposal ordered

Arsonist strikes SC church

Bethlehem celebrates Christmas for the world

Britain issues call for bellringers

Area briefs

University of Evansville

CSRA Holiday Closings

'96 prep football South Carolina All-Area Team

Avant a champion of effort and heart

The Doors of Christmas

Alzheimer's program off to a slow start

DUI Law Changes

Holder blazes new trail of Greenbrier tradition

16 area players named All-State

Merriment requires moderation

New group offers job resource for twentysomethings

Pope offers Christmas blessings to all in midnight Mass

CSRA Holiday Closings

This week's tech tips

NFL coaching carousel keeps spinning

Young Panthers to get new experience in playoffs

Cowboys prepping for playoffs

Column - Falcons take the rightstep for comeback

Independent All-Area Team

UGA defense holds Colorado back

Jaguars looking to extend fivegame streak into playoffs

Falcons fire Jones, finally

I still believe in Santa Claus

Xtreme on the big screen

Sites offer Kwanzaa information

FCC to approve plan for HDTV

Bees do it - and now experts studying flight have idea how

High tech globe puts spin on geography

Georgia may rack up hefty bill to fix computer glitch

Special joysticks may be better than regular video game controls