News for Wednesday, November 12, 2003

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Taupe, ecru, tawny? No, brown! - R.H. Joseph

Once again mired in the re-decorating blues (Is He testing me?), I am at wit's end, rendered stark raving mad by the myriad choices available to one lucky (or unlucky) enough to be born in The Land of Plenty.

Could there be a ghost in your house? - April Avison

I'm glad October has ended. Speaking from the perspective of someone who was raised in a household where "Halloween" was a bad word, I've never found myself too interested in the season in which children – and adults – dress themselves up as ghosts and goblins and witches.

A subscription to glossy culture - Rob Felt

The car's engine hasn't fully wound down and my feet hit the pavement with a noticeable determination. Striding across the parking lot of my apartment complex the anticipation swells. Will I get one today, or maybe even two? I approach the bank of square metal doors and key into my designated cubby. There's some junk mail on top and a bill sticks out at me like a tongue, but underneath is the prize inside this Cracker Jack box that I'm looking for.

DOT offers advice for falling objects - Tamara Boatwright

Last week I yammered on about a football size rock sailing off a dump truck and slamming into the left fender of my car. I took a light-hearted look at what could have been a serious situation.

The unofficial wedding photographer - By Zach Porter

Yesterday my little sister Katie got married. And let me just say congrats to her and her new husband Matt and to our families. It did not hit me this thing was going to actually go down until I was in Acworth for the rehearsal dinner this past Friday night. That's how it always is with me. I don't get psyched up about events until there actually happening. When I arrived at the hotel Friday I said, "Hey, this is actually happening, like for really real."

Good woman, bad situation - Ed Brock

There's a popular carnival ride that I've heard about but never experienced.

Elections Board to begin director search

By Billy Corriher

Support the local college

By Anthony Rhoads

Obituaries

November 12, 2003

Property tax due next week

By Ed Brock

Meeting focuses on area gang violence

By Greg Gelpi

Saving face with the rest of the world - Greg Gelpi

Evil. The mere word conjures images of pure darkness, demonic figures and tormenting flames.

Louisianaizing a Louisiana boy - Bob Paslay

I loaned one of our newest reporters a copy of "Confederacy of Dunces" to read since he is from Louisiana. And as soon as he is through I plan to bring in one of my dog-eared copies of Robert Penn Warren's "All the King's Men."

Lovejoy still ranked No. 6 in state poll

From staff and wire reports

Firefighters fit for duty

By Ed Brock

Union Grove, Henry ranked in pre-season wrestling poll

From staff reports

Postseason picture coming into focus

By Doug Gorman

Requiem for teacher who loved democracy - Diane Wagner

I'm tempted to use his name, but there's an off chance that he's still alive.

Stormwater fee to be explored

By Billy Corriher

War vets, past and present, honored at Square

By Diane Wagner

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Excerpts of musings from a loose ?canon' - Clay Wilson

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