News for Monday, August 23, 2004

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Great expectations were fulfilled - April Avison

There are only a precious few moments in one's life in which one gets to do something that is on their unwritten life's to-do list. I got to do one of those things last week. I saw Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan in concert.

Charity erases tragedy

By Greg Gelpi

Chauffeuring a colony of ants - Zach Porter

When I went to pick up my car a few weeks ago from the shop I paid the good man, cranked the engine and floored it out of the lot and on down the highway, sun setting behind me and all that. My transmission was fixed and my car shifted down the road with the greatest of ease. I had my car back and I felt like a prisoner freed from his cell. But. And you know there had to be a "but," or a "when all of the sudden" to dampen the mood we had going here thus far. So like I said, I was driving along, (dramatic pause for three seconds here) when all of the sudden I saw the ants. They were all over the car, crawling, colonizing, marching in line, being ants.

Countdown to "Seinfeld" DVD - Kathy Jefcoats

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

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.

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.

Morrow opens with a victory

By Anthony Rhoads

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.

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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.

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.

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 She was frightened and withdrawn, but she is now starting to come around a bit.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.

Child killed on bike in Forest Park

By Kathy Jefcoats

Conkle's eligibility to run in question

By Justin Boron

SPLOST in action

By Justin Boron

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.

McCullers gets back on the sidelines at Union Grove

By Anthony Rhoads, Jeffery Armstrong and Doug Gorman

Fire departments receive grants for equipment

By Ed Brock