News for Tuesday, June 8, 2004

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I can call it eye candy if I want to - Clay Wilson

How many times can one watch the world's major cities being destroyed by various movie disasters before it becomes just too cliched to bear anymore?

Lessons from your local newspaper - April Avison

Two Cartersville teenagers reportedly sealed their own fate when they attempted to seek glory in their local newspaper.

It's called a salad bar 'cause we're drunk on food - Bob Paslay

The cover story this week in Time magazine is all about obesity in America, the out of control epidemic that threatens to be the No.1 killer. Time and ABC did an extensive study of the issue.

Take me out to the ballgame - Kathy Jefcoats

OK, call me crazy but when my grandson, Michael George, asked me to take him to see the Braves play at Turner Field, I told him I would. He will be 6 tomorrow and is the second oldest of my six wonderful grandchildren. As I have written before, I know very little about baseball outside of three strikes, three outs, nine players, nine innings and the fact that it is not played in the rain. I figured we could cheer when everyone else did and we would be fine.

Party at the G-8 IMC - Ed Brock

The wind across the tarmac picked up gusty strength as Air Force One sailed in from the east.

Henry County's Rozier drafted by Red Sox

By Jeffery Armstrong

Just wait right there - Greg Gelpi

In my snazzy tuxedo standing in front of old friends and new acquaintances, my mind couldn't help but wander.

Braves draft local standout

By Doug Gorman

Passivity is not innocence - R.H. Joseph

Is the Bush league generating public fear for political purposes? Are there limits to how far the Republican Party will go to enhance the president's prospects for election (not re-election)?

Locals on guard as G-8 Summit begins

By Ed Brock

Xpress service to Atlanta kicks off

By Kevin Liles

Perry continues to plug away in minors

By Doug Gorman

A big disaster and a big bore - Zach Porter

Big budget disaster movies of recent years are a growing epidemic far worse than any calamity they display on the silver screen. The new stinker, "The Day After Tomorrow" is at they eye of this killer Hollywood storm. And how apt it is that a mega-tornado wipes away the famous Hollywood sign (and half of Los Angeles) in that very film. The problem with this and other Hollywood-made disasters such as "Deep Impact" or "Independence Day" is that they try to overdo the action, taking you across the globe for an unnecessary play by play of worldwide terror.

Obituaries

June 8, 2004

Child killed by stray bullet

By Greg Gelpi

Board sends contracts, accepts budget

By Greg Gelpi

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