News for Thursday, September 18, 2003

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An unstoppable assault on the senses - R.H. Joseph

There has to be a cure for idle chatter, the compulsion of the great unwashed to fill the air with meaningless drivel. Surely they would be better off spending in contemplation the countless hours otherwise wasted on jibber-jabber, and the rest of us could revel in the blessed silence.

Ah, the perfect season of the year - Bob Paslay

Autumn doesn't actually begin until Sept. 23, but already there is fall in the air. The milder temperatures, the sense of heading toward the most exciting several months ahead, are upon us.

Zen and the art of story lines - Rob Felt

Maybe if I concentrate hard enough I can make a laser shoot out of my eyes at this woman's head. This is what I'm thinking in the customer service line at the grocery store. Nine years ago I got in line behind this woman and now she's made best friends with the cashier and they're taking turns reading from the Magna Carta. People should try being a little less friendly in the interest of efficiency.

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?

We've hocked education, now what else have we got? - Diane Wagner

There is undoubtedly some uneasiness arising out of the Bush Administration's request for $87 billion to help rebuild Iraq, but there is one thing people seem to have forgotten.

Last Week's Poll

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

You've got to know when to fold 'em - Ed Brock

Never did I think I would be quoting Kenny Rogers, but sometimes you do have to know when to fold 'em.

Davies working way up to Majors

By Anthony Rhoads

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.

Army base sending aid

By Ed Brock and Trina Trice

Chamber celebrates anniversary

By Ed Brock

Boy's story inspires community

By Ed Brock

United Way begins fund raising for Clayton

By Trina Trice

September 18, 2003

Obituaries

Lake City police officer investigated

By Ed Brock

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Playing with pain

By Jeffery Armstrong

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.