News for Monday, February 16, 2004

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Suburbs aren't really ?safe havens' - April Avison

It's easy to pass judgment on parents when you've never been one but it still amazes me that some people believe that wealth and privilege will save their children from all things that are bad.

Doing what you love to do - Kathy Jefcoats

I love my job, do you? I absolutely love being a news reporter. This is my fourth newspaper since I graduated from Macon College and I have had an interesting career. I have met interesting people and people who think they are interesting but who are not. I met Sonny Perdue when he was stumping for state senator back in the early 1990s. I met Roy Barnes when he was campaigning for some office before he ran for governor. I met Zell Miller while he was governor. That was a cool meeting. I was getting the Beacon Award from the Georgia School Boards Association for my coverage of the Jones County School System and Miller was the keynote speaker.

We've got a monkey on our backs - R.H. Joseph

Ask yourself which is worse: State School Superintendent Kathy Cox's supremely stupid suggestion that the word "evolution" be removed from Georgia textbooks or the fact that the state school superintendent had no idea the suggestion was supremely stupid?

Pick on somebody your own size - Clay Wilson

I'm sick and tired of this. I'm sick and tired of hearing about adults brutally killing children.

Obituaries

February 16, 2004

The art of addressing the masses - Billy Corriher

Last week I wrote a column that said President Bush was "untouchable in the eyes of his conservative base." After writing the column, I heard an interview on National Public Radio discussing why that may be true.

Much ado about a breast - Ed Brock

Brothers and sisters, please turn in the Good Book to Genesis Chapter 2 Verse 25.

Pulliam making changes

By Greg Gelpi

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Military vehicles and makeup - Greg Gelpi

We've come a long way from Pong.

Lady Eagles fall to Woodward in championship

By Anthony Rhoads

School board retreats to build relationships

By Greg Gelpi

Save your outrage for the believers - Bob Paslay

Lord, save me from the "Best Little Whorehouse" hypocrisy washing over America this very minute.

Morrow boys, Jonesboro girls win titles

By Doug Gorman

Giving the needy a ?hand up'

By Billy Corriher

Black curtains, troubling vision - Rob Felt

Every night the parking lot outside my apartment window is lit up bright enough to perform minor invasive surgery. Recently I made some progressive advances against this unwanted nocturnal intruder and shielded myself with black curtains. Now everything has changed.

Murray's merry melancholia - Zach Porter

After delivering thousands of deadpan lines in a voice that's overconfident with a hint of depression comfortably worn-in like an old shoe, Bill Murray has finally received recognition for emoting his subtle pains on the silver screen. He has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actor category for the film "Lost in Translation." Fans felt he got snubbed in 1999 for his turn as rich but disappointed steel tycoon Herman Blume in "Rushmore." In "Lost in Translation," Murray plays an aging actor much like himself who is out of his element in a foreign land. The film was written (and directed) by Sofia Coppola, no doubt, with Murray in mind.