News for Wednesday, June 16, 2004

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Looking at Reagan from a little to the left - Clay Wilson

I guess I haven't moved as far left as I thought.

Your keyboard is under attack - Rob Felt

If you're reading this online, take a quick glance down at your faithful keyboard. If you're reading this in print, close your eyes and imagine what it looks like. (If you can read with your eyes closed send me an e-mail.) OK, got it?

Seeing Reagan close up made lasting impression - Bob Paslay

The death of Ronald Reagan got me to thinking about how many presidents I had actually seen in person. Jaded journalists will tell you they don't pay any attention to famous people, they are just news stories to cover. Me, I am different. I like meeting famous people, seeing them close up.

Ending the drag of cigarettes - Heather Middleton

I'm a smoker trying to become a non-smoker – again.

Vigil planned for shooting victim

By Ed Brock

Clayton State track teams made strides

By Doug Gorman

Pulliam cleared in ethics investigation

By Greg Gelpi

Fees for several EMS services increased

By Kevin Liles

The chess game of politics - Greg Gelpi

Back in high school, we had a stunningly brilliant defensive coordinator for the football team.

Alas, the excesses of youth - Ed Brock

It was enough to make me become a Republican.

Religion limits the unbounded - R.H. Joseph

It is hardly surprising that a representative of the Republican Party, that bastion of Christian fundamentalist zealotry, is calling upon the Supreme Court to provide a definition of religion. (Will Jews be required to wear arm bands again?)

CASA looking for new recruiter

By Ed Brock

Recall effort takes first step

By Kevin Liles

Dad still ranks as No. 1 hero

By Anthony Rhoads

Salary for civil engineers disputed

By Kevin Liles

Looking for a subject through the lens - Zach Porter

Looking around at a demonstration I was covering in Brunswick, Ga. during the G-8 summit I was straining my eyes to find the protesters out of a sea of media and spectators. It seems there were more people taking pictures than actually participating in the protest. Even the demonstrators had cameras and high-tech digital camcorders with all the bells and whistles. It was hard to get a photo without getting 10 other cameras coming into my frame. If one photogenic and animated protester began to shout something everybody with a camera swarmed that individual. Is the media so over-saturated that it outnumbers the people at the event it is covering?

Obituaries

June 16, 2004

New schools nearly finished

By Greg Gelpi

Remembering Reagan, Ray Charles - Kathy Jefcoats

I am not sure what to write about this week. President Reagan died after I wrote my column last week and I think the time to fully pay tribute to him has passed by now. Ray Charles died Thursday. I was almost as saddened by that news as Reagan's death. To say I love his version of "Georgia" doesn't do justice to the emotions that sweep over me when I hear that deep, rich voice extolling the natural virtues of this beautiful state. When I lived in South Carolina for a year and returned to Georgia for visits, just seeing the welcome sign, "We're glad Georgia's on your mind," filled me with warmth and a feeling of coming home. Now that I am back, I don't think I would live anywhere else unless it is New York.

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