News for Friday, October 24, 2003

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What do you do? Bear with me - Ed Brock

You're alone in a room, a grizzly bear enters and the only door swings shut behind it.

With sisters like mine, life's a beach - Diane Wagner

I didn't believe it but, this weekend, I saw the tape.

Are we there yet? - Rob Felt

Empty soda cans rattle against each other under the seat and half a bag of cheese-flavored popcorn spills onto the floorboard of the minivan. Wheat fields blur past the window a mile a minute and telephone poles tick the slow pace of time like a traveler's metronome. Magnetic checkers have lost their charm and the batteries are dead in the Gameboy. There are neck cramps and the sticky halitosis of a snack food diet makes small talk quite avoidable. The question is coming. Are we there yet?

Lunatics running the asylum - R.H. Joseph

It's hard to say why Monday morning's fax from Georgia Right to Life irritated me more than their usual stuff, but it did.

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."

Sheriff kicks off campaign

By Ed Brock

Region lead on the line

By Jeffery Armstrong

NASCAR brings safety to teens

By Greg Gelpi

Obituaries

October 24, 2003

Exhibit A: Evidence for art education - Zach Porter

I can trace my artistic inclinations all the way back to at least the third grade. When asked by the teacher to render a watercolor of a local landscape, I provided a view of Stone Mountain from the front lawn - but with the many bright orange trash cans I had seen on a recent visit intact. I remember being questioned about these additions, and I responded that the trash cans had really been there and thus were included. Whereas the teacher was confounded by their inclusion, I would have thought their exclusion somehow illogical. I'd like to think that even then I had some kind of notion to preserve this landscape the way I had seen it. Perhaps this notion is what led me to become a photojournalist.

Fans ready for race weekend

By Michael Davis

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At least my money is secure - Greg Gelpi

Grabbing the handle to the side door, I gave it a little tug, but found that it was locked.

On a crusade

By Doug Gorman

Traffic picking up at Tara Field

By Ed Brock

Comedic timing key for Jonesboro actor

By Ed Brock

Money can't buy love - maybe just a card? - Clay Wilson

Another area newspaper recently ran a column on how telemarketers aren't evil.

Memories of Kennedy assassination sought

From Staff Reports