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

Online advertising on the increase

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

Keep Newt speaker

Reverse Ebonic plague

Bill Kirby: Batteries not included - another holiday tradition

Area players in NFL playoff picture

Charities benefit from tax time

Ties flag to heritage, not slavery

Celebrates birthday of Jesus Christ

Challenges readers

Offers song `dedications' of his own

No pacifist or socialist

Takes 'rude' city employees to task

'Yes, Virginia' ...

Santa may need to cut down on the fat

Cheese bake need not be fattening

'He can't let me be happy'

Pilot plays Santa for lighthouse keepers

Reel world is stage struck

Cooking no longer holiday norm

CSRA Holiday Closings

Arsonist strikes SC church

Avant a champion of effort and heart

Area news briefs

Former Josey player ready for Blue-Gray

The Doors of Christmas

Holiday giving on an upward swing

Alzheimer's program off to a slow start

'96 prep football Georgia All-Area Team

Holder blazes new trail of Greenbrier tradition

Area's football package loaded with talent

Critics: military does a poor job of disciplining its own

Versatile Josey star a two-timer

16 area players named All-State

Plan would cut $130 billion in taxes

Bethlehem celebrates Christmas for the world

Convicted murderer denied parole

Nuclear disposal ordered

New group offers job resource for twentysomethings

'96 prep football South Carolina All-Area Team

DUI Law Changes

'96 All-Area Teams

Miller announces new DUI initiative

Britain issues call for bellringers

Police seize 'date rape' pills

Panel avoided Gingrich tax question, focused on actions

Skateboard proposals considered

Pope offers Christmas blessings to all in midnight Mass

Area briefs

Merriment requires moderation

CSRA Holiday Closings

Friends look for season's meaning

Santa has a lump of coal for Aiken speeders

Seniors Calendar - Out and About

Ho Ho Hurry Up!

Xtreme Calendar

University of Evansville

Gingrich case stirring up partisan emotions

Learning the truth about Santa

This week's tech tips

Young Panthers to get new experience in playoffs

Independent All-Area Team

Cowboys prepping for playoffs

NFL coaching carousel keeps spinning

UGA defense holds Colorado back

Column - Falcons take the rightstep for comeback

Falcons fire Jones, finally

Jaguars looking to extend fivegame streak into playoffs

Xtreme on the big screen

I still believe in Santa Claus

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

Georgia may rack up hefty bill to fix computer glitch

High tech globe puts spin on geography

Sites offer Kwanzaa information

FCC to approve plan for HDTV

Special joysticks may be better than regular video game controls