News for Wednesday, April 7, 2004

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Attempting to define freedom - R.H. Joseph

The situation in Iraq is becoming increasingly interesting and that ain't good.

DFCS needs foster parents

By Ed Brock

Republicans for Ralph Nader? - Billy Corriher

After weeks of hearing from former counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarke about what the Bush administration did – or didn't do – to combat terrorism before 9/11, the accusations are affecting the president's poll numbers.

Georgia, the choice is yours - Ed Brock

So the people of Georgia will get to vote on a constitutional amendment restricting marriage to a union between a man and a woman.

Elected officials should be accessible - April Avison

I've had a theory for some time now that the elected officials who don't return phone calls and don't care to comment when asked for a quote from their local newspaper usually aren't very good at the office they've been elected to hold.

Organ donation can save lives - Kathy Jefcoats

Last week, my family observed the sad first anniversary of the death of my sister-in-law. She was just 44 and her only child, Bryan, was about to turn 12. Her death at such a young age was tragic but came much later than it could have had it not been for a liver transplant.

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April 7, 2004

Democracy rejected in one word - Greg Gelpi

A one-syllable word could have been the passport to democracy, but they declined.

Waves of immigrants isolating black community

By Greg Gelpi

Horrific images can cloud judgment - Rob Felt

The link on the news Web site read "**Warning: Graphic Photos** Iraqis mutilate burnt body; hang from bridge," so, of course, it got clicked.

Jonesboro resident announces bid for county commission

By Billy Corriher

Fortune's forgotten Chinese cookie - Michael Davis

I'm not a really superstitious guy. I don't go to fortune-tellers, I don't look into crystal balls and the only thing you might read on my palm is a phone number. Quite frankly, I'm afraid of beads and incense and oversized playing cards.

Homeless warmed one scrap at a time

By Greg Gelpi

CCSU holding honors

Compiled by Greg Gelpi

Stomping on Europeans 'cause we can - Bob Paslay

Forgive me because I just got back from nine days in Europe, watching their newscasts, and so it will take me a few days to come back to our side vs. theirs.

Ford has inspired so many

By Anthony Rhoads

Sheriff candidate threatens lawsuit against county

By Billy Corriher

Forest Park enjoys reversal of fortune

By Doug Gorman