News for Tuesday, March 23, 2004

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Knowledge threatens the ignorant - R.H. Joseph

A reader recently e-mailed me, outraged at the attempt by State School Superintendent Cathy Cox and Gov. Sonny Perdue to undermine the teaching of history in Georgia secondary schools.

Slushies and bad customer service - Rob Felt

Last week I asked you, the reader, to submit ideas for this week's column. Responses ranged from short ideas to the flattering suggestion that I should give up photography and write full time. There was also a comment from someone who thought I was soliciting ideas to boost my own ego and that I might not have any quality material left to work with.

Americans still struggle with obesity - April Avison

We all know that obesity in America is more than a problem – it has become deadly. A recent government study found that in 2000, "poor diet" was responsible for more than 400,000 deaths, running a close second to tobacco-related deaths, which numbered 435,000.

Mouse-click away from new career - Billy Corriher

I've been such a fool. For so long, I've been going to doctors whenever I needed medical attention. Why should I trust the advice of a guy just because he went to some medical school?

Rotary clubs host Argentine visitors

By April Avison

Can you hear me now? - Bob Paslay

People who know me know that I don't own much of the new technology, but I don't particularly have anything against it. I just don't see the need for it, and believe deep down that it probably diminishes my life like the truck I own that keeps me from walking anywhere.

Nieto has turned Clayton St. into national power

By Anthony Rhoads

The straight, paved road home - Ed Brock

This is the last installment in a three-part series on my misadventures on the Sipsey River in Alabama.

Clayton State growing, fulfilling mission

By Greg Gelpi

Changes may be ahead for public defense

Ed Brock

Obituaries

March 23, 2004

Council appoints interim manager

By Billy Corriher

Board saves music

By Greg Gelpi

It's an attraction to the music - Kathy Jefcoats

Elton John turns 57 this week, Thursday, to be exact. After several years of following Donny Osmond, David Cassidy and the Jackson Five, I fell in love with Elton John n obsessed, even. Nearly every inch of my bedroom walls was covered in his posters and magazine cutouts of his campy, bespectacled mug. I made a pencil holder out of an empty jelly jar that I glued on smaller cutouts of him in various costumes. I still have it but the posters are long gone.

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Diversity brings success to CCSU Lady Lakers

By Anthony Rhoads

Stockbridge beats Mt. Zion in region contest

By Doug Gorman

A glimpse beneath a reporter's surface - Clay Wilson

Ah, the joys of the bachelor life. Staying out 'til all hours, checking out the ladies ? blow-drying underwear.

Nothing wrong with ?I-word' - Greg Gelpi

Names, names, all kinds of names.