News for Friday, June 18, 2004

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Coaches join staff at SHS

By Anthony Rhoads

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

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

Ending the drag of cigarettes - Heather Middleton

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

Harden to head Peach Belt Conference

From staff reports

Big scaredy-cat baby face - Rob Felt

Would you rather think of your body as a singular object or a collection of goopy organs packed together in fluid and wrapped in a leathery covering? Me too!

Lola Grizzard still in bloom at age 85

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.

Baseball ties family together

By Doug Gorman

Obituaries

June 18, 2004

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?

Security guard faces charges

By Ed Brock

Some things are constant, some aren't - Bob Paslay

It is 2 a.m. last Sunday and I am standing on the sand at Myrtle Beach, a partial moon overhead and a string of high-rises to my back. The waves are surging onto the shore, licking the sand and then fading just at my feet.

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?)

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Alas, the excesses of youth - Ed Brock

It was enough to make me become a Republican.

Soldier attack suspect to be evaluated

By Ed Brock

My cousin's barber's vet's ... - Greg Gelpi

Shy as I am and addicted to work, my roommate invited me to join Friendster, an online community, in an effort to push me out of my shell.

Gang shootout led to boy's death

By Ed Brock