News for Monday, January 5, 2004

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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.

Car hits house

By Greg Gelpi

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.

Resolution: veto power - Rob Felt

Lobbying is under way for a bill that would grant me the authority to veto a New Year's resolution that is currently under consideration. Some sub-committee in my brain has proposed that I disconnect my cable service in an effort to cut cost overruns and increase productivity.

I-85 south to 17th Street Bridge to open Monday

From Staff Reports

Marking the passage of a new year - Billy Corriher

I'm sure that by now, even if you're still writing "03" when you date your checks and scratching it out, many of you have already hung your new calendars up on the wall or put a new one on your desk. Calendars for the new year are always popular gifts for the holidays.

New Year's Eve not my favorite

By Zach Porter

Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll - R.H. Joseph

Loyal readers will no doubt leap with delight when informed I have had another brilliant insight into the human condition.

I resolve to enjoy the little things - Bob Paslay

I began losing weight some months ago and lost about 25 pounds and then gained a few back. I started drinking Perrier water with a lime at the bars in Atlanta months ago and found out that it's not so bad and I really go in the bars for the entertainment and social aspect and not to get a buzz on. I resolved months ago to stop shopping so much for stuff I didn't need and have been able to cut down considerably. I didn't buy $500 worth of overpriced Hallmark plastic ornaments this year. I didn't buy 30 new towels, all in different colors.

Make stupidity a capital offense - Greg Gelpi

Black-eyed peas and cabbage.

Tucker, Henry win titles for Forest Park

By Anthony Rhoads

Jonesboro woman killed in I-75 wreck

By Greg Gelpi

A family that works and plays together

By Greg Gelpi

School board nears super deal

By Greg Gelpi

Day prepared for third term

By Billy Corriher

The life of an unheralded saint - Clay Wilson

Baptists aren't in the habit of designating saints. That's a Catholic tradition.

Hilda Parker

Hilda Parker, 73, of Jonesboro, died Jan. 1, 2004. Surviving are sons Everett Parker and Robert Parker; daughter Susan Gulledge; two grandchildren.

2003 went up in smoke - Ed Brock

It seems fitting that it was in the closing days of 2003 that my neighbor's truck should spontaneously burst into flame.

Authority pushing for Lovejoy-Atlanta rail

By Billy Corriher

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Robert Eugene Bowers

Robert Eugene Bowers of Jonesboro died Dec. 31, 2003, at Southern Regional Medical Center.

Patrick Andrew Callocchio Sr.

Patrick Andrew Callocchio Sr. of Riverdale, died Jan. 3, 2004, at his residence.