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

'Yes, Virginia' ...

Offers song `dedications' of his own

Area players in NFL playoff picture

No pacifist or socialist

Ties flag to heritage, not slavery

Celebrates birthday of Jesus Christ

Challenges readers

Bill Kirby: Batteries not included - another holiday tradition

Takes 'rude' city employees to task

Charities benefit from tax time

Reverse Ebonic plague

Pilot plays Santa for lighthouse keepers

Reel world is stage struck

Santa may need to cut down on the fat

'He can't let me be happy'

Cheese bake need not be fattening

University of Evansville

'96 All-Area Teams

New group offers job resource for twentysomethings

Britain issues call for bellringers

Area briefs

Nuclear disposal ordered

Seniors Calendar - Out and About

Alzheimer's program off to a slow start

Critics: military does a poor job of disciplining its own

Holder blazes new trail of Greenbrier tradition

Merriment requires moderation

'96 prep football South Carolina All-Area Team

CSRA Holiday Closings

16 area players named All-State

Panel avoided Gingrich tax question, focused on actions

Avant a champion of effort and heart

Cooking no longer holiday norm

Area news briefs

The Doors of Christmas

Bethlehem celebrates Christmas for the world

Arsonist strikes SC church

Versatile Josey star a two-timer

Former Josey player ready for Blue-Gray

Convicted murderer denied parole

CSRA Holiday Closings

Area's football package loaded with talent

Pope offers Christmas blessings to all in midnight Mass

'96 prep football Georgia All-Area Team

Plan would cut $130 billion in taxes

Skateboard proposals considered

Gingrich case stirring up partisan emotions

Santa has a lump of coal for Aiken speeders

Xtreme Calendar

Ho Ho Hurry Up!

Miller announces new DUI initiative

DUI Law Changes

Police seize 'date rape' pills

Friends look for season's meaning

Holiday giving on an upward swing

Learning the truth about Santa

This week's tech tips

Independent All-Area Team

NFL coaching carousel keeps spinning

Young Panthers to get new experience in playoffs

UGA defense holds Colorado back

Cowboys prepping for playoffs

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

High tech globe puts spin on geography

FCC to approve plan for HDTV

Georgia may rack up hefty bill to fix computer glitch

Special joysticks may be better than regular video game controls

Sites offer Kwanzaa information

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