News for Wednesday, October 1, 2003

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Southern matters of life and death - Clay Wilson

There are many things I like about living in the South. The laid-back pace, the general friendliness of the people, the food, the funerals.

A bad southern football season - April Avison

I don't care about football.

Some parting shots before leaving - Trina Trice

I'm leaving. I'm still not sure ultimately where I'm going, but I'm leaving the newspaper business for sure.

Losing is a part of life

By Anthony Rhoads

Jonesboro stays perfect with

By Jeffery Armstrong

Obituaries

October 1, 2003

Hands off that free speech - Ed Brock

OK, people, take your hands off the free speech button.

Can't live without my laptop - Rob Felt

The door to the office closed and I immediately went into a cold sweat and got the shakes. Something wasn't right. I looked around the familiar surroundings checking off a mental laundry list. Check, check, check? it hit me. I had forgotten it. It was the first time in a year and a half of our beautiful symbiotic relationship. My laptop.

School chief unveils proposals

By Greg Gelpi

My kingdom for a horse - R.H. Joseph

To quote Marlon Brando's character in "Apocalypse Now," "The horror! The horror!"

Lovejoy stays unbeaten

From Staff Reports

Do your part to help out local schools - Tamara Boatwright

They had a little bit of everything. One woman was selling racing memorabilia and T-shirts emblazoned with Nathan Bedford Forrest's photo, another was selling baby clothes while another sold toys and trinkets. In the cool dawn they went about their tasks setting up tables, unpacking boxes and making sure their wares were displayed properly.

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Kiwanis Club to hold golf tourney

By Ed Brock

12-year-old thrown from car

By Ed Brock

Standing the test of time - Bob Paslay

I'm standing in the Borders book store and I am going from featured CD to featured CD, listening to the music. I always thought that would make a good commercial if you had someone going crazy dancing to the music with his headphones on while an ever larger gathering crowd of customers stares. The person could open his eyes to find hundreds smirking. I try not to do too much movement as I am in my cocoon world but sometimes it's hard when you have the volume cranked and have your eyes closed. Music can make you forget where you are and often does.

Here is a game we can't win - Diane Wagner

I'm intrigued by a game I heard on the radio this weekend where contestants try to determine which of three news stories is true.