News for Monday, February 9, 2004

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Enjoying life and eating cookies - April Avison

My 91-year-old grandfather was working in his yard in Crockett, Texas, last week when a tree fell over on him. It just snapped up by the roots and fell over as my grandfather tried n unsuccessfully n to outrun it.

Beating leaves girl dead, boy critical

By Michael Davis

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.

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.

Warhawks win final home contest

By Jeffery Armstrong

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.

Who can beat Captain America? - Billy Corriher

With Sen. John Kerry jumping out in front of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, more and more primary voters are pointing to Kerry's "electability" as the secret to his allure.

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.

Businesses vanishing with jobs

By Billy Corriher

Reed feels good about judgeship

By Ed Brock

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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.

Jonesboro seeks ?Main Street' status

By Ed Brock

Pulliam inherits school problems

By Greg Gelpi

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.

CCSU gets a home victory

From staff reports

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.