Lunchtime Links: January 7, 2010

New Year’s resolutions can be great when people follow through on them. The difficulty to complete that follow-through points to the necessity to make significant resolutions, including regarding faith.

The federal trial which begins next week on California’s Proposition 8 law which made gay marriage illegal will be broadcast on a delayed basis on YouTube. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco ordered the video coverage contending it will add to the transparency of the proceedings.

Six Egyptian Coptics were killed early today outside a church celebrating Christmas. Gunmen opened fire on the worshippers prior to their service. Coptics, like other Orthodox churches, celebrates Christmas in early January in reference to the Epiphany.

The surging box office receipts of 2009 were couple against declining DVD sales. That gap in the market, however, is increasing being made up by increased sales of Blu-ray movies.

Alabama and Texas square off tonight in the BCS National Championship game to wrap up the college football season. Here is a look at the game from the perspective of the universities hometown newspapers in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Austin, Texas.

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