News for Tuesday, February 17, 2004

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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?

Afternoons and coffee spoons - Ed Brock

Strewn in a soggy line in the middle of a road near my house lay various items of somebody's abandoned clothes.

Obituaries

February 17, 2004

Vote on state flag coming up

By Billy Corriher

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.

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.

Deer in headlights or on a plate - Kathy Jefcoats

As you cross into Clayton County, there is a black and yellow sign warning you about the possibility of deer crossing for the next five miles. The first time I read it I laughed out loud. I think there should be such a sign at all entries into Georgia. "We're glad Georgia is on your mind. Watch for deer. We're not kidding."

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.

CCSU's Rootes resigns

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Elementary students learn Latin

By Greg Gelpi

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.

Hospitals fighting state budget cuts

By Billy Corriher

Save your outrage for the believers - Bob Paslay

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

Military vehicles and makeup - Greg Gelpi

We've come a long way from Pong.

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.

Young center key for Raiders

By Jeffery Armstrong and Doug Gorman

Officer charged with animal cruelty

By Ed Brock