News for Thursday, February 5, 2004

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Candidates put best face forward - April Avison

In our quest to find something wrong with the Democratic presidential candidates, we stumbled upon something juicy last week.

Godfather of Soul in trouble again - Kathy Jefcoats

I got the call last week I didn't expect to get. The Godfather of Soul was in trouble again. The call came from Karen, a reporter at the Aiken Standard, the paper where I worked for more than a year.

Plasma TV: The new bacon - Rob Felt

Men have always been great at inventing various, and mostly deplorable, ways of comparing themselves to each other. We have retained this ability from our days of tribal wilderness dwelling, where the Alpha male controlled the group and had his choice of the women.

USO celebrates 63rd anniversary

By Billy Corriher

Searching for answers in Iraq - Billy Corriher

Now that former chief weapons inspector David Kay has gone public with his belief that Iraq did not possess weapons of mass destruction, President Bush will order an investigation of U.S. intelligence failures, the Associated Press reported Sunday.

Saying one thing and wishing another - Bob Paslay

Why do you think people deep down don't like politicians? And what is it about politicians that are different from the rest of us?

Faith cannot make Santa real - R.H. Joseph

Poor C.S. Lewis! The deceased author of "The Chronicles of Narnia" and "The Screwtape Letters" never had the advantage of reading the newspaper you now so casually peruse.

Future leaders speak their minds

By Greg Gelpi

Teammates headed to Tech

By Anthony Rhoads

Budget no assurance local forts will stay open

By Ed Brock

Ward is the man

By Jeffery Armstrong

Bill intends to knock out bullies

By Greg Gelpi

Shooting may be gang-related

By Ed Brock

Commissioners create SPLOST budget

By Billy Corriher

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Car insurance: A legalized scam - Greg Gelpi

I'm not the brightest guy around, so maybe someone can help me understand car insurance. Everything about the concept baffles me, and my latest exploits to find a new policy only add to my bewilderment.

Next stop: The college gridiron

By Anthony Rhoads and Jeffery Armstrong

Stop driving those killer cars - Zach Porter

I wonder where they are going everyday at 100 miles per second flying past.

I could've been a game show contender - Clay Wilson

Judge not, that ye be not judged" (Matt. 7:1). A valuable admonition; one I too often find myself forgetting.

The real trial of the century - Ed Brock

Like I wrote last week, if and when Saddam Hussein goes to trial, certain Americans may well be named as accessories to his crimes.