News for Monday, January 19, 2004

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January 19, 2004

Some reflections on MLK - Billy Corriher

Having been born 13 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, I know I'll never fully understand the magnitude of his impact on our country.

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.

Lakers get road victory over Lander

From staff reports

Lady Cards rebound with road victory

From staff reports

Hold this column for the future - Rob Felt

Contents of this column should be sealed under pressurized gas until the point at which our space program makes extra-planetary colonization possible.

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.

Cox: Full story hasn't been told

By Greg Gelpi

LCI projects move forward

By Ed Brock

A billion dollars can buy a lot of noodles - Greg Gelpi

A billion bucks is a lot of money. There is no other way of saying it.

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.

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."

Hoping for a miracle

By Greg Gelpi

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.

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.

Girl Scouts start cookie sale this week

By Billy Corriher

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