News for Monday, November 24, 2003

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Brace yourself for media blitz - Billy Corriher

Michael Jackson. The name used to be synonymous with great music. Throw on an old Jackson Five record or the "Off the Wall" album and you'll know what I mean.

You are not being oppressed - Ed Brock

Ousted Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and his acolytes are, fittingly enough, suffering from a martyr complex.

Useful, unique holiday gifts - April Avison

Only a few shopping weekends remain until Dec. 25, and it seems that good, affordable gifts are hard to come by.

Living life is not a chore - Zach Porter

There are some people I've met who as far as I can tell define their lives as: A. Stuff and B. Whatever it takes to get the stuff done. "Just get it done" n that's their motto. Tasks and the completion of those tasks presumably 'til your poor heart fails you. That's it. No commentary, no interpretation and certainly no room for fun. You live in a box, you drive in a box, you watch other "personalities" on a box, and you will ultimately rest in a box. Why not loosen up in the meantime and come out of your shell? Do you really want to view life as a series of items to check off a "to-do list"?

Our lowest common denominator - Rob Felt

Alpharetta and East Cobb have zoned their lots as the model of Atlanta suburban living. Like the surveyors who crawl their surfaces, these communities carefully measure and plot the next project to piece together their Pleasantville puzzles. Virgin lands combine with business management commuters to feed a machine of exponentially calculated growth. To the top-dollar housing add a great school system, shopping galore and country club recreation.

Board planning search meeting

By Greg Gelpi

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The spirits of warriors

By Ed Brock

Putting my life in "Jeopardy" - Clay Wilson

They say one should never judge a book by its cover. They should also say one should never judge an area of the country by what is shown on TV and in the movies.

?Cats ready for second chance

By Anthony Rhoads

Arrowhead tips off today

By Jeffery Armstrong

Ellenwood preparing for surge in growth

By Diane Wagner

Mt. Zion boys, girls win openers

By Doug Gorman

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.

Watch out for the phone vultures - Greg Gelpi

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

Riverdale mayor, challenger face voters Tuesday

By Billy Corriher

Legends in Hillbilly Heaven - Bob Paslay

Forgive me for feeling a bit old these days as all the icons of my youth are starting to fall by the wayside.

Memories of JFK assassination - Tamara Boatwright

For the last few weeks we have been asking for readers' memories of Nov. 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Leaders or representatives? - R.H. Joseph

Apparently there are those who take issue with my rebuke of the American people for the depressingly banal state of our culture.