News for Saturday, January 24, 2004

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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.

Luella rifle team stays undefeated

From staff reports

George Edward Robertson

Mr. George Edward Robertson, age 61, of Jonesboro, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at South Fulton Medical Center.

Lawmakers hear impact of budget proposals

By Michael Davis

Moving is a love/hate relationship - Kathy Jefcoats

I hate the thought of moving from one place to another. I hate to think about packing and wrapping and getting boxes. I hate to think of being in a new place, surrounded by boxes and not being able to find my shoes in the morning. The thought of unpacking all that mess is not pleasant either.

We fly because we must - Ed Brock

Inevitably when our space program makes a few advances and the politicians decide to blow anti-matter plasma up our neutronic hyper-warp exhaust shafts, there comes the question "Why?"

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.

Our candidate will get your wash cleaner - Bob Paslay

I was driving down the road the other day and on the radio comes this commercial for this super-duper miracle diet plan. This woman is recounting her life story, about how as a kid she was picked on and kidded because she was fat. Now as an adult she has lost 80 pounds in a matter of months and her whole life has been turned around.

'Beauty' takes a leg up for performance

By Kathy Jefcoats

Driving is driving me crazy - Rob Felt

Our government's system for granting the privilege of driving to citizens is a bloated and inefficient mess. It would take a team of excavators countless years to remove the puss that festers in the boil of our DMV, traffic courts and insurance regulators.

Clayton State gets ready for UNC Pembroke

From staff reports

Students get lesson in Japanese culture

By Ed Brock

Zelma Irene Thompson

Zelma Irene Thompson, age 62, of Jonesboro, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004.

Local principal to run for Hill's seat

By Billy Corriher

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There's no appropriate headline for this - By Clay Wilson

I picked up a prostitute Monday night.

Hobnobbing with the president - Greg Gelpi

What did you do for your birthday?

Sloppy copies miss quality of film work - Zach Porter

In this week's issue of Time Magazine there was an article concerning the piracy of movies via "camcording" and hi-speed Internet. It seems the big Hollywood studios are cracking down and have done everything short of hiring Tom Ridge, director of Homeland Security, as their official adviser. Studios are now able to track film prints to specific theaters and pinpoint where this great film robbery is taking place. I applaud Hollywood's efforts, and not because I love the suits and neckties that run the studios, but because I respect the art form and its intended form of exhibition.

William (Bill) Boyd

William (Bill) Boyd, age 62, of Rex passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at Southern Regional Medical Center, from cancer.