News for Saturday, February 7, 2004

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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.

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.

Robert Lee Evans

Robert Lee Evans, age 72, passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004.

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.

Janice Buttrum

Janice Buttrum, 67, of Jonesboro, passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004.

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.

Robert Francis Ferris

Robert Francis Ferris, age 72, of Riverdale, passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004.

Legislators investigate school nurse firing

By Clay Wilson

Veterans continue to fight for rights

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.

A symbol of pride

By Ed Brock

McCullers surpasses 700 plateau

By Anthony Rhoads

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.

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.

Culturally competent practices - Zach Porter

If you're reading this to find out what Culturally Competent Practice is, I'm not too much of an authority on that. I can't say much about the phrase except that my friend made it up as a phony book title for an art school project. The full title was something along the lines of "Culturally Competent Practice, Understanding Faith and Family Values in America." It was quite catchy and I always wanted to reuse it in some fashion and now is as good a time as any. However it does relate vaguely to today's forthcoming topic which is the first of the three words in the aforementioned phrase.

Read this column, don't wait for the movie - Bob Paslay

My friend Patrick in Atlanta found himself without a job and since he is older and it is harder to get a job when you are older, he started selling used books on the Internet. Over the years he had acquired 6,000 to 7,000 books and bolstered this stash with some selective ones from thrift shops.

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.

Dropped cell phone leads to kidnapping

By Ed Brock

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