News for Wednesday, January 14, 2004

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Election-year civics lesson from Wal-Mart - Rob Felt

What is the significance of Wal-Mart's inception occurring during the counterculture revolution of the 1960s? Campus crawlers were hot in the pants to denounce our government and advance socialist ideals. Don't get the connection? What does this have to do with the presidential election and Libertarians? Here we go ?

Jonesin' for my favorite cartoon - Billy Corriher

I've heard the first step to recovery is admitting you have an addiction, and I've realized over the past two months that I've hit rock bottom.

Failing at simple arithmetic - R.H. Joseph

Is it any wonder American students lag behind young people throughout much of the industrialized world in science and mathematics? Their parents are unable to put 2 and 2 together.

Watch out for that giant 'bum' - Michael Davis

Brush away the cobwebs. Pull those little dust bunnies out from underneath the couch, the dresser, the TV tray.

Getting priorities straight to help the needy - Clay Wilson

This column may seem a bit odd, coming as it does on the heels of last week's plug for a system capable of capturing light as it originates from the sun so we can get an eight-minute jump on the future.

County moving forward with new land use plan

By Billy Corriher

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Missing the action of your life - By Zach Porter

Over New Year's weekend, many of you watched bowl games on TV. You watched as the same play was repeated again in slow motion then again in slow motion but with computer generated chalk marks keying you in on important components you probably missed. You poured beer and chips down the hatch while listening to ceaseless commentary and play by plays. You relived the same moments over and over until something else worth repeating indefinitely occurred. I did not. I cleaned and rearranged my room, got my oil changed and actually read a book, (gasp!). I'd like to think that my New Year's weekend was more productive than those who sat on their butt cheeks and grew some roots to watch umpteen bowl games.

Commanding attention and respect - Greg Gelpi

For a brief moment, I existed.

Two Clayton schools earn recognition

By Greg Gelpi

Top leaders discuss HOPE over eggs

By Michael Davis

Peeking behind the scenes - Bob Paslay

Now that Barbara Pulliam is being called the superintendent even though she is still in the land of the cold and a month away from taking over the reins in Clayton County, it is time to pull back the curtain. Let's give you a glimpse to see how close she came to not being the new school chief.

Public access offers advantages - April Avison

Debate has sparked in the legal community about whether California prosecutors were justified in setting up a Web site on the Michael Jackson case to alleviate a media frenzy.

Father gets $50,000 bond on murder charge

By Kathy Jefcoats

Pete Rose is no hero

By Anthony Rhoads

School board approves Pulliam contract

By Greg Gelpi

Commissioner arrested for shoplifting

By Kathy Jefcoats

Elections board gets new chairman

By Billy Corriher

Coming back ?home' to Georgia - Kathy Jefcoats

Back in Georgia. I said that so many times during the 14 months I worked at the daily newspaper in Aiken, S.C., that my co-workers started shouting out "B.I.G." whenever I began telling a story about "where I used to work." It is funny to me, too, because I am a St. Louis native who lived most of my life in Georgia n first Macon, then Carrollton n but never thought of Georgia as "home."

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January 14, 2004