News for Saturday, August 7, 2004

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Knowing when to call it quits - Kathy Jefcoats

I used to like Whoopi Goldberg but I can't remember why now. I do remember the moment I stopped appreciating her work as an artist. I was working at Books-A-Million when her autobiography was released. I snatched up a copy and turned to the first page. All I remember is that she went on and on about farting. It was not funny and not what I expected from a woman of her position in the entertainment industry. I closed the book, put it back on the shelf and have not spent another minute on her whether on television or in movies.

Delegates rally for Kerry at convention

By Greg Gelpi

Police search for jumping killer

By Ed Brock

CCSU adds pair of transfers

From Staff Reports

Grover H. Blakey

Mason

More AIDS awareness needed - April Avison

A recent study showed that doctors in major U.S. cities aren't doing enough counseling of HIV patients to prevent the spread of the virus. Upon first seeing the news article, I wasn't sure exactly how counseling could prevent the spread of HIV.

Henry students face weapons charges

By Kathy Jefcoats

Doris Laverne Page Roberts

Doris Laverne Page Roberts, 73, of Riverdale died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004.

CSM Forrest Eugene Hinkle RET

CSM Forrest Eugene Hinkle RET, 63, died at Southern Regional Medical Center Thursday, Aug. 6, 2004.

Tab habits with a television journal - Rob Felt

You've heard the statistics. Americans watch so-and-so amount of television per day, per week, per year?

Keeping kids safe at home

By Kathy Jefcoats

Jones: Recall will be successful

By Greg Gelpi

The dying art of arguing - Bob Paslay

We had a newsroom discussion the other day about whether Bill Clinton's infidelity to Hillary was a character flaw that spilled over into his public life. One reporter was arguing this and several of us said history shows that strongly driven leaders, like former presidents, have had these extramarital encounters and have not shown any sign of it bleeding over into the way they purport themselves.

Family awarded more than $30 million

By Ed Brock

The origin of ?swan song' - Clay Wilson

I can't leave readers (not to mention a fellow writer n you're welcome, Ed) hanging.

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War must turn psychological - Greg Gelpi

As a war like no other, I've declared that there are three ways to fight the war on terror.

Back off, you water Nazis - Ed BrockI'm not selfish. My plants are.

Well, there's nothing else to write about, so I'm going to gripe about the new water restrictions. It's not that I don't realize the need, I just need to get my feelings off my chest.

Pets of the Week

Phoebe was born at the Clayton County Humane Society on March 23, 2004. She is a black and white domestic shorthair. She has been spayed and all vaccinations are current. Phoebe is the last remaining kitten from her litter, as her sister has recently been adopted. Being hand-raised by Humane Society staff, she is a sweet, human-oriented kitten. For adoption information call the Humane Society at (770) 471-9436.

True character is self-sustaining - R.H. Joseph

Ever wonder why conservative men are intimidated by intelligent, independent women?

No free rides? Says who? - Zach Porter

Just the other day, I flew on an airplane for free, courtesy of an airline to report on a story. Not only was it free but I got to take a brief tour of the cockpit with the aviation students I was following for the story. This was a rare opportunity post 9/11 and certainly something most people never get to do. The view was a letdown though, as it was very cloudy below us, blocking a view of the landscape and the sun beamed in from one side, blinding me from the view to my right. Nevertheless, riding in the cockpit of a huge airplane was more fun than you're having at the office cubicle, your little station with self-help pinups, as the world waits outside.