News for Monday, September 29, 2003

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

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.

Fall season encourages multiple feelings - Clay Wilson

Fall is an ambiguous season. I just realized that on Monday. I don't know why it never hit me before; but I guess it was a timely realization, since yesterday was the official beginning of fall.

Do your part of 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.

Where's my culture shirt? - Ed Brock

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

Westbrook trying to work same magic at Luella High

By Anthony Rhoads

Eagles fall to Falcons

By Doug Gorman

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.

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.

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Probate judges campaigning again

By Ed Brock

Jonesboro wins county title again

By Doug Gorman

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.

Obituries

September 29, 2003

Pettiford now playing at MLK

By Anthony Rhoads and Doug Gorman

Last stand made against church

By Ed Brock

Students, teachers celebrate Jonesboro High's 40th

By Michael Davis

Worshipping the boob tube - R.H. Joseph

Typical of a medium that panders to the broadest possible demographic with lowest common denominator material, the new television season is loaded with shows about a benevolent deity solving personal problems.

Local teen wins environmental award

By Michael Davis