News for Wednesday, December 3, 2003

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Odd stories spur more thankfulness - Clay Wilson

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

The science of holiday travel - Ed Brock

The countdown clock stopped, and it was time to decide if the mission was a go or not.

Life is a banquet, so pull up a chair - Bob Paslay

I was having Thanksgiving lunch with my friend Jay since neither of us could make it home for the holidays and I was bemoaning the fact that I had to come up with an idea for a column. I didn't want to write about politics and I figured everyone was tired of turkey stories.

More craziness in Jackson circus - April Avison

The bizarre case of Michael Jackson's child molestation allegations keeps getting more bizarre.

Pass the turkey and opinions - Rob Felt

Thankfulness, family, pilgrims and Indian corn, little kids coloring outlines of their hands to look like a turkey, food, football and a day off of work (for most). Now that we've gotten that out of the way here's what I'm thankful for: the First Amendment.

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.

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.

My marriage is on the rocks - R.H. Joseph

A friend asked me to write a column discussing the keys to a happy marriage. She presumes there are secrets underlying the enduring harmony she acknowledges I share with Baby and that these might collectively serve as an exemplar for other, less fortunate couples.

First West Nile virus case shows up in Clayton

By Greg Gelpi

Couple charged with child's death

By Michael Davis

The warmth of hometown friends, family - Billy Corriher

Last Thursday night, driving back to Atlanta after spending the day with my family shoving deep-fried turkey in our mouths, I was flooded with fond memories of my childhood home.

County hopes to reach deal on crossing guards

By Billy Corriher

Chase leads to trooper's death

By Ed Brock

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School bus involved in accident

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Jonesboro pitching downtown plan, awaiting rail funds

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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.

Watch out for the phone vultures - Greg Gelpi

Circling the skies, the vulture observed its prey until the opportune time to swoop down.