News for Thursday, December 11, 2003

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Give your coats to a good cause - April Avison

It's beginning to finally feel a lot like winter around here.

A most withering compliment - R.H. Joseph

Beyond despondent, I'm considering combining massive doses of Prozac with psychiatric counseling. And frankly, if this doesn't relieve my despair I'll welcome a pre-frontal lobotomy.

What keeps those planes up, anyway? - Bob Paslay

I am a walking testament to the fact that you can function with your phobias and not be extremely diminished by them.

Section of Loop Road closing

By Billy Corriher

Local players excel

From staff reports

Crossing guards, SPLOST to be discussed tonight

By Greg Gelpi

Falcons fire Reeves

From wire and staff reports

Thanksgiving is over. Now what? - Mike Davis

When I realized the holidays were here, relentlessly slapping us in the face, it was already too late. I didn't quite grasp the magnitude of the end of the year. I didn't understand how fast it can all fall into your lap, look up crying and ask for more.

The deer are my enemy - Greg Gelpi

Our eyes locked, and a brief second lasted a few minutes.

Vick is the Jordan of the NFL

By Jeffery Armstrong

Local volunteers head to Honduras on medical mission

By Greg Gelpi

Obituaries

December 11, 2003

New WIC office opens in Clayton

By Greg Gelpi

Elections board moving forward with director search

By Billy Corriher

Identity thieves - steal mine! - Rob Felt

Last year almost 10,000 cases of fraud and identity theft were reported in Georgia alone. Due to some form of Internet scam, credit card fraud or good old-fashioned garbage picking, many Georgians aren't exactly the same folks they were two years ago. In fact, they're each a few more folks than they were two years ago. This begs the question: why can't these likeness thieves steal mine? Come on and get it because I need a break from myself!

Flu vaccine almost gone

By Ed Brock

Odd stories spur more thankfulness - Clay Wilson

Here are yet two more reasons to be thankful for living in America.

Careful with that saber - Ed Brock

Certainly Israel is a good mentor to consult on fighting terrorism. They have plenty of experience in the subject.

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Taking a hard look at economic McGrowth - Diane Wagner

Last week's news, as always, was a hodgepodge of various items but I couldn't help drawing a connection between two announcements.

Middle school investigated in girl's death

By Michael Davis and Clay Wilson

Eating in the Axis of Evil - Zach Porter

As we sat in the Iraqi restaurant (in Kentucky) I felt increasingly apprehensive. I was visiting with a friend and his girl. It wasn't them. And it wasn't the Iraqi proprietress, it was the other Americans. There was a large table of Americans sitting together enjoying dinner, or perhaps plotting. A Caucasian waitress comes to take our order and I become increasingly more frightened. Straight ahead of me there is a belly dancer in exotic clothing who is handed a sword by some long-haired yokel who takes a seat with the potentially dangerous conspirators.

McNair helps lead Terriers to Final 4

From staff reports