December 8 , 2006
Editor: Sean Flynt
Web Content Editor: Jana Peairson
Contributing Writers: Lindsay Macfarland, William Nunnelley, Philip Poole, Mary Wimberley


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  Flynt, Campbell To Present 'Window On the South'

Flynt, Campbell To Present ‘Window On the South’
"... Each of the three Monday night performances--January 8, 22, and 29 at 7:30 p.m.--will feature songs and literature focused on a specific theme in southern culuture, and the course promises to be a moving and uplifting experience..."

  Beeson Divinity School To Host Baptist/Catholic Conversation

Beeson Divinity School To Host Baptist/Catholic Conversation
"... The conversation team will include about 10 Catholics and 10 Baptists from around the world..."

  Star of Bethlehem Multimedia Shows Set at Samford Planetarium

Star of Bethlehem Multimedia Shows Set at Samford Planetarium
"... The 45-minute show addresses questions that historians and scientists have long pondered about the star that appeared in the east, as cited in the gospel of Matthew..."

  Samford Supports Habitat for Humanity

Samford Supports Habitat for Humanity
"... More than 50 Samford students and employees participated in the Samford work day on Dec. 2..."

  New IRA Law Allows More Tax-Free Charitable Giving New IRA Law Allows More Tax-Free Charitable Giving
"... People must begin taking disbursements from their IRAs when they reach age 70 l/2.  That income is normally taxable but the new law provides a great new option--the IRA charitable rollover..."