News for Monday, September 22, 2003

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Showing the symptons of aging - April Avison

My husband will celebrate his 28th birthday in a couple of weeks, and I'm not far behind him. We've come to realize that we've reached an official turning point in our lives. We're "pushing 30."

Last Week's Poll

Question: Do you think things are going well in Iraq?

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.

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.

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.

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 n and how many eighth graders know what ubiquitous means?

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.

Jonesboro LCI plan to be discussed

By Ed Brock

Hoping for win, place or show in election - Bob Paslay

I have no idea who is going to win the presidential election in 14 months.

Baddock earns PBC soccer honors

From Staff Reports

Celtic Artifacts on display

By Michael Davis

Obituaries

September 23, 2003

Where's my culture shirt? - Ed Brock

The man had a uniform on and he told me to get in line with everybody else.

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