News for Saturday, December 11, 2004

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Practice makes perfect for Lady Cards

By Anthony Rhoads

Eagle's Landing girls pull away late to beat Luella

By Doug Gorman

Reaction mixed to recent NBA brawl

By Justin Boron

O (perfect) christmas tree

By Michael Davis

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.

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.

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.

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.

Morrow girls beat ranked Lady Raiders

By Jeffery Armstrong

Five schools designated as 'distinguished'

By Greg Gelpi

Man shot in hotel room

By Ed Brock

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.

Obituaries

December 10, 2004

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.

Southern Crescent musicians welcome holidays

From Staff Reports

Cargo plane's landing gear malfunctions

By Justin Boron

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