News for Friday, August 1, 2003

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I guess I'm a little behind the times, because I've only recently discovered the enjoyable practice of downloading music from the Internet and burning it onto blank CDs.

Of course this practice has been going on for years and has been the subject of controversy. Some musicians don't want to allow this because they're afraid if people can download their songs for free, they won't purchase the album.

The Beetle was love at first sight - Bob Paslay

I fell in love in 1976 and I am still as in love today as I was the first time I saw her. It happened only weeks after my Chevy Vega with its aluminum engine locked down and blew the engine.

Take me away from the ballgame - Justin Reedy

Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed the precipitous drop in average I.Q. at Braves games?

Reality television shows continue to create new forms of bad taste I never thought possible.

It goes without saying that Fox's "Paradise Hotel" is, by far, the lowest of them all, but one show on the E! cable channel is both intriguing, yet really sad to me.

Give alleged victims a sporting chance - Diane Wagner

There seems to be no doubt that Kobe Bryant is a nice guy, but I think I'm going to be ill.

The mathematics of sensuality - R.H. Joseph

There is a pervasive conceptual blindness among scientists engaged in the effort to create ever more powerful computers.

August 1, 2003

Obituaries

?He makes a mean blizzard'

By Ed Brock

Advice from a freshman who survived - Ryan Whelchel

When you're in high school all you can think about is when it will end. When it becomes your senior year, you began to think what am I going to do with my life? To most the next logical step is to continue your education.

Halstead, Johnson qualify for school board seat

By Justin Reedy

Jonesboro camp builds team unity

By Doug Gorman

Tommorow's stars racing at Thursday Thunder

By Doug Gorman

Sales tax holiday kicks off

By Justin Reedy

Rain washes out racing at AMS

By Anthony Rhoads

How soon Americans forget - Ed Brock

To look at the city of Hiroshima today, one would never guess it was the first city to be devastated by an atomic bomb, nor that the 58th anniversary of that attack is just about two weeks away.

There's no substitute for bad writing - Clay Wilson

I have found my aspiration in life. Some people long to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Some aspire to end world hunger. Some just want to get married and raise a nice family.

Coaches keeping eye on heat

By Anthony Rhoads

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