News for Monday, August 9, 2004

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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?

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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.

Man with two guns robs Morrow nail salon

By Ed Brock

Clayton County examines drained lake

By Ed Brock

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Local cowboy excels at nationals

From Staff Reports

Police looking for Forest Park girl

By Ed Brock

Election heats up in school races

By Greg Gelpi

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.

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.

School opens with renaissance

By Greg Gelpi