News for Friday, December 10, 2004

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On a wing, a prayer and the Luck of the Irish - Bob Paslay

It is really no secret that we in the newspaper business do things in advance to buy ourselves enough time in a busy world. So I am writing this column in advance of going to Dublin, Ireland, on an eight-day vacation. And so, by the time you read this I will be only days away from wrapping up the visit.

A December in baseball - Justin Boron

Baseball season is like a World Wrestling Entertainment show. Oftentimes, there is more excitement in the prelude than the actual event.

Reflections in the land of plenty - Greg Gelpi

Lawns were layered in a mixture of trash and debris in front of historic homes and churches.

Suburban sprawl makes walking a haul - Zach Porter

The past weekend I took a trip to New York City for a short vacation. Looking around on the busy streets and the underground bustle of the subway, I realized that the majority of New Yorkers had one thing in common; they were all as thin as sheets hanging on a clothesline. It occurred to me that I once fit in with these stick figures during my six month residency in Brooklyn. Since I moved back to Atlanta over two years ago I have gained some 30 pounds, maybe more.

Yule spirit? I'm full of it - Ed Brock

Having hunted down and killed my Christmas tree, dragged its corpse home and decorated it with lights and shiny baubles, I am filled with the Yule spirit.

Southern Crescent musicians welcome holidays

From Staff Reports

Brooks earns ACC honors

By Anthony Rhoads

Cargo plane's landing gear malfunctions

By Justin Boron

Random thoughts

By Doug Gorman

Pets of the week

Victoria is a 2 1/2-year-old tortie domestic shorthair. She has been spayed and all vaccinations are current. Victoria is a long-term resident at the Clayton County Humane Society shelter. She was originally turned in as a stray, hanging around an apartment complex, eating out of trash cans. For more information about Victoria call the Humane Society at (770) 471-9436. To see other animals available for adoption visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org.

Obituaries

December 10, 2004

Private school evacuated after bomb discovered

By Michael Davis

Man shot in hotel room

By Ed Brock

Tara Road improvement plans unveiled

By Justin Boron

Battle of Jonesboro is tonight

By Jeffery Armstrong

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On furlough from the war

By Justin Boron

Haircuts and nailclippings - Rob Felt

As the dark winter approaches, holding us indoors to contemplate the woes of our lives, there are several common cures for its cold gray oppression. To that list I add haircuts and nail clippings.

Helping out south of border

By Greg Gelpi