News for Wednesday, December 15, 2004

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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.

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.

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.

From a northerner: Let it sleet! - Rob Felt

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

Commuter rail steams ahead

By Justin Boron

Nagging led to man killing wife, he tells sister

By Ed Brock

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.

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Mundy's Mill sweeps Lovejoy

By Anthony Rhoads

Narcotics audit reveals unit's inefficiencies

By Justin Boron

Obituaries

December 15, 2004

Jonesboro girls hold on to defeat SWD

By Doug Gorman