News for Tuesday, August 24, 2004

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Scottish student welcomed with Southern hospitality

By April Avison

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 She was frightened and withdrawn, but she is now starting to come around a bit.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

Protest filed over Lovejoy candidate qualifications

By Justin Boron

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?Scream'ing on a swift boat to Oslo - Ed Brock

These are surely sad times, ladies and gentlemen.

Perry stays on offensive tear with A's

By Doug Gorman

Big week for softball, volleyball in Clayton

By Jeffery Armstrong

Preparations made for flu season

By Greg Gelpi

Obituaries

August 24, 2004

Riverdale High mourns loss of student

By Greg Gelpi

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.

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.

Search continues for hit-and-run driver

By Ed Brock

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.

?I'd like to be hopeful'

By Ed Brock