News for Tuesday, December 14, 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.

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.

Feeling philanthropic in Georgia - Ed Brock

If any of you saw what you took to be a mugger manning the Salvation Army kettle at Southlake Mall this Saturday, don't worry.

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.

Ruthless poker gods strike back - Justin Boron

The stacks of chips began to add up like in a dream. Virtual piles of black and blue chips placed neatly at the center of an online poker table all seemed to be tumbling my way.

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.

From a northerner: Let it sleet! - Rob Felt

Not exactly a Christmas classic, is it? That's precisely my problem.

Tigers sweep county rivals

By Anthony Rhoads

Girl, 4, dead in Hampton fire

By Michael Davis

Two Lady Lakers named All-Americans

From staff reports

Officials update commuter rail

By Justin Boron

Atlantic Southeast Airlines pilots upset over slow talks

By Justin Boron

Commission to consider widenings

By Justin Boron

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Low temperatures expected to hit Clayton

By Ed Brock

Freeze expires on Riverdale hiring

By Justin Boron