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April 19, 2004

Summer is a real roller coaster - Kathy Jefcoats

I had no idea how much school being in session impacts my commute to work until last week when classes were out for spring break. As my readers know, I drive back and forth to Henry from Fayette County every day. The two-lane Jonesboro Road is not a bad drive but I really got spoiled last week. I can't wait for summer.

This guy must be Superman - Billy Corriher

The entire group of volunteers and law enforcement officer who were conducting a massive manhunt for a missing Wisconsin college student and her abductor found out last week that they were duped.

Making strides in the classroom - April Avison

Just about everybody can think of a teacher who changed their life. We all remember that teacher who made us feel special or encouraged us to follow a dream.

Shall we eradicate French kissing - R.H. Joseph

What is the opposite of "Divide and conquer?" Now that the Bush league has succeeded in doing for Iraq's Sunni and Shiite Muslims what God himself cannot do for Ireland's Roman Catholic and Protestant Christians, things look bleak.

Forest Park City Council holding meeting

Compiled by Billy Corriher

SRMC volunteers issue challenge

By Ed Brock

Records fall as Lakers take 4th

From staff reports

Festival shares Native American culture

By Ed Brock

CCSU trains teachers in ways of CSI

By Greg Gelpi

An ode to delineated space - Ed Brock

There's something deeply satisfying about building a fence.

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Witch hunt or reality TV? - Greg Gelpi

At best, it's the latest reality television hit. At worst, it's a mere modern day witch hunt.

Save the money, kill the arts - Ryan Whelchel

On March 22nd the Clayton County School Board held a meeting to decide on what to do to correct the county's financial situation.

Students headed to Africa

By Greg Gelpi

Feed the beast, feed the beast - Bob Paslay

OK, so I've fed the infernal revenue service for another year. I want you to tell me anywhere else you pay them the money, then they put you through the inconvenience of filling out forms to get a little of your own money back and then to mail these forms you have to pay 37 cents to a government that owns the post office.

Sign me up for car flight training - Zach Porter

It will be a sad day when we colonize the Moon and Mars but we are still coming up with new tricks to handle rush hour back on Earth. The governor has proposed a new "Fast Forward" program to help with traffic congestion. How much wider can we make our bridges and roads?

Candidate accuses chairman of bias

By Billy Corriher