News for Saturday, November 8, 2003


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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.

Haunted ?trip' leaves real scars - Zach Porter

When I was a toddler I fell out the second story window of my home. My parents recovered me from the pine island below with only a busted lip. A few years later I had pneumonia. After that I crashed my bike as often as I could, with just a few scratches to show for my wild stunts. I've swung from vines across creeks, been white water rafting, traveled to rural Central American villages, skied steep, wide open Colorado bowls, and finally, plowed into oncoming traffic at 45 mph (not my fault by the way). And after 25 years without a major scar, I finally take a spill at the haunted house on Halloween, followed by a trip to the emergency room for six stitches.

Brrrrrr, winter is on its way

By Greg Gelpi

Locals at home search for ways to support troops

By Diane Wagner

Ernest Crowe

Ernest "Bounce" Crowe, 75, of Forest Park, passed away on Nov. 7, 2003.

Stand forth, anonymous coward - Ed Brock

What kind of weak ninny seeks anonymous publicity?

Getting a new house in order - Clay Wilson

My mother is depressed. I don't think she would mind me sharing this, because she has a perfectly legitimate reason for her mood.

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.

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.

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.

PDAs keeping users organized, connected

By clay Wilson

Holiday shopping season off to roaring start

By Ed Brock

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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."

Saving face with the rest of the world - Greg Gelpi

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

Treated sewage dumped into river


Lovejoy's success translates to college game

By Anthony Rhoads

Woman re-indicted in teen's shooting

By Ed Brock

Pride takes precedence for Wildcats, Raiders

By Doug Gorman

?Comfortably south of Atlanta' - April Avison

We usually reserve breaking news for the front page, but I felt it would be appropriate to announce some news in this space. The Henry County Chamber of Commerce recently completed an intense branding project, compiling surveys and information submitted by those who live here and those who travel here. The result is Henry County's new tagline: "Comfortably south of Atlanta."