News for Wednesday, September 10, 2003

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For sale: Simple (minded) fix - Diane Wagner

I don't envy the U.S. Supreme Court its position as the ultimate authority on the McCain-Feingold Act, because whatever it decides will likely be wrong or useless.

There's a star kid in all of us - Trina Trice

A poor, Canadian teenager's dirty little secret has been making the rounds on the Internet.

Free will is not really free - Ed Brock

I was almost Eric Rudolph but I would never have been Paul Hill.

A few words on . . . well, words - Clay Wilson

Words are ubiquitous. Journalism experts would say one shouldn't use a word like ubiquitous in a column, because we are supposed to write to an eighth-grade reading level – and how many eighth graders know what ubiquitous means?

Last Week's Poll

Question: Do you have plans to commemorate Sept. 11?

CCSU signs junior college all-star

From Staff Reports

Students facing tests early

By Trina Trice

Obituaries

September 10, 2003

Leaping into a quarter-life crisis - Rob Felt

Morgan carefully nestled his gin and canned-mandarin-orange-syrup cocktail down in the wet mulch. Watching in mock horror, Mike and I saw him stumble toward the swing set, take a seat, and prepare seriously to attempt what we had only jokingly goaded him into trying. I took a nervous look around my apartment complex for anyone peering out their window wondering what a bunch of drunk 20-somethings were doing in the middle of the night on the playground. Kicking awkwardly with a determined look on his face he got the swing going about seven or eight feet off the ground before he let go.

Call me a strict consternationist - Bob Paslay

Some of my friends are strict constitutionalists and I applaud their zeal. But for me, I am a strict consternationist

Morrow splits at Eagle's Landing

By Anthony Rhoads

Police arrest alleged accomplice in double homicide

By Ed Brock

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Trial begins in killing of Good Samaritan

By Ed Brock

Jonesboro wins 1-0

By Doug Gorman

Another one bites the dust - April Avison

Journalists have always been thoroughly interested in other people's lives and I'll admit I enjoy my share of gossip.

Forest Park tries new ?BIG' device

By Ed Brock

A wisdom greater than our own? - R.H. Joseph

It would appear Christian fundamentalists require a simple, graphic explanation of why the Ten Commandments should not be prominently displayed in the Alabama state Supreme Court building.

Events planned to mark Sept. 11 attack

From Staff Reports

What really is important?

By Anthony Rhoads

Lovejoy students learn safe driving

By Trina Trice