Published December 14th, 2008 by

Hotels are booked solid through January, Manger Square is bustling with tourists, and Israeli and Palestinian forces are working to make things go smoothly. Elias Al-Araj’s 200-room hotel is fully…

Read More Bethlehem Tourism Rebounds

Published December 12th, 2008 by

The December 9 arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich—who is accused, among other misdeeds, of trying to sell the U.S Senate seat left vacant by Barack Obama–provoked speculation that Illinois…

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The mortgage meltdown, job squeeze and clash between rich and poor evoke long-popular holiday tales with ghostly clarity, offering messages of hope, faith and togetherness during an intensely uncertain year,…

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Published December 11th, 2008 by

The Presidential Citizens Medal was established in 1969 by President Richard Nixon ” to recognize U.S. citizens who have performed exemplary deeds of service for the nation.” Colson served as…

Read More Prison Fellowship Founder Honored

Published December 11th, 2008 by

The survey, conducted November 1-5, found that one in five American households had decreased giving to churches and other religious centers. According to The Barna Group, American churches could see…

Read More Churches Face Large Shortfalls

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A study of children found those with a common variation of the gene tend to overeat high-calorie foods. They ate 100 extra calories per meal, which over the long term…

Read More Study Points to Obesity Gene

Published December 8th, 2008 by

The Mortgage Bankers Association said Friday the percentage of loans at least a month overdue or in foreclosure was up from 9.2 percent in the April-June quarter, and up from…

Read More Facing Foreclosure