News for Saturday, August 21, 2004

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United Way fund-raising season nears

By Michael Davis

Eagle's soar past Raiders

By Jeffery Armstrong

Frances R. Elliott

Mrs. Frances R. Elliott, 42, of Stockbridge, passed away Friday, Aug. 20, 2004.

Countdown to "Seinfeld" DVD - Kathy Jefcoats

This column is dedicated to my South Carolina friends and fellow "Seinfeld" freaks, Karen Daily and Jeremy Schoolfield.

Father saves son from drowning

By Kathy Jefcoats

Airhead conversations at 35,000 feet - Rob Felt

Somewhere between the oxygen mask demonstration and the beverage cart I realized just how long and painful this flight was going to be.

Charles Tolleson Sr.

Charles Tolleson Sr., 84, of McDonough died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004.

Police bust mom, children for pot

By Kathy Jefcoats

Another ?star' in Peterson case - April Avison

My colleagues have joked with me that whenever I run out of column material, I can always write about Scott Peterson. I can't help it; the case intrigues me.

Painful reverberations from adolescence - Justin Boron

Last Monday, I had my first day at the News-Daily. Strangely, it also was the first day of school for all of the kids in Clayton County.

Stockbridge snaps losing streak

From staff reports

Wolverines zip one through the Alley

By Anthony Rhoads

A season opener that's fit to be tied

By Doug Gorman

Students at home in University Center

By Greg Gelpi

Efforts to curb truancy under way

By Justin Boron

William J. "Billy Carlson

Shriner

All's fair in war, but this? - Ed Brock

I've been told that I shouldn't complain about the mistakes of our leaders unless I can present a better option.

Paparazzi: My friends or foes? - Zach Porter

At the movies cops and lawyers get to be our heroes, generally serving as the personification of justice for our audience. Photographers it seems are getting a raw deal though. You see, Twentieth Century Fox will soon release its photography thriller titled Paparazzi in which over-zealous celebrity photographers stalk a movie star of the action hero variety. This action hero most likely plays none other than a tough as nails, hard boiled cop who's not afraid to jump from rooftop to rooftop- moving vehicle to moving vehicle on the expressway at rush hour. So the big celebrity gets to be the hero, the sleazy pack of dogs with cameras around their necks the villains.

Pets of the Week

Milan is a 4-month-old, lilac-point Himalayan mix. She has been spayed and vaccinations are current. Milan was found as a stray, only a few weeks old, and was turned over to the Clayton County Humane Society. She was frightened and withdrawn, but she is now starting to come around a bit. She will require a quiet home (no small children), and a family that will be patient with her as she learns to trust people. For adoption information call the Humane Society at (770) 471-9436.

Some faulty o-rings; Olympic ruminations - Michael Davis

I've been sitting in a bar watching the Olympics the last few days, and taking down some observations.

Baby sitter kidnapping case goes to grand jury

By Ed Brock

A ?Beagle' ate my homework - Greg Gelpi

Dogs are certainly nothing new and neither is the idea of dogs eating homework, but a Beagle just ate my computer.

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Making Jonesboro look like a downtown - Bob Paslay

I was raised in a Southern town of about 45,000 people and our town square had a big statue of Revolutionary War hero Daniel Morgan, a string of restaurants, a bank, the newspaper building, department stores, a few junk shops and the big red brick county courthouse a few blocks off the square.