News for Saturday, March 6, 2004

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Smoking ban gains ground

By Michael Davis

Hawkins leads Eagle's Landing to shutout win

By Doug Gorman

Take another look at gay marriage issue - April Avison

I have a dream – that someday people who love each other, regardless of their sexual orientation, will be allowed to marry.

Trouble with customer service - Billy Corriher

John Edwards' emergence as the last serious challenger to John Kerry's claim to the Democratic nomination for president has fueled a lot of discussion from the two senators about free trade and the loss of American jobs.

Doing it my way in NYC - Kathy Jefcoats

So when last I left my faithful readers I had made it to Manhattan for my trip of a lifetime. I know many people aspire to Paris or Rome or somewhere equally romantic but I love New York and I can't help it.

The Passion of Howard Stern - Rob Felt

Drawing a comparison between shock radio specialist Howard Stern and Jesus Christ requires an amount of dexterity I wouldn't trust to my fellow columnists, so I will make the twists and bends myself.

AMC revs up for race

By Clay Wilson

Versia Lee Melvin

Versia Lee Melvin, age 78, of Jonesboro, died Friday, March 5, 2004.

Killing Jews is a really bad idea - R.H. Joseph

Why are we afraid of the rabble? It is a sad commentary that in the wake of Mel Gibson's current film those entrusted with the responsibility of public commentary feel compelled to soothe the fevered brows of the class most prone to hatred and violence.

Lawmakers, schools react to budget woes

By Greg Gelpi

Local movie goers showing 'Passion'

By Billy Corriher

Morrow baseball improves to 2-0

By Jeffery Armstrong

Harold Sherman Webb

Harold Sherman Webb, age 87, of McDonough, died Friday, March 5, 2004.

Joan M. (Tanner) Womack

Joan M. (Tanner) Womack, age 63, of Griffin, died Thursday, March 4, 2004, at her residence.

James Beryl Hobbs

James Beryl Hobbs, age 71, of Jonesboro, died Friday, March 5, 2004.

Usually I'm an optimist - Bob Paslay

I pulled over on Jonesboro Road and just sat there watching the skies. The gray and white clouds were painted against the blue sky and the early afternoon was warm as I peered at the sky. There was one and then another and then a third. Silver birds glinting against the sun's reflection, coming in sooth and powerful as they headed for Hartsfield-Jackson.

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Riverdale meeting airs complaints in police department

By Billy Corriher

?Passion' awash in Good Friday blood - Zach Porter

Anytime someone makes a film about Jesus, their always seems to be some kind of uproar. Weather it's Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" or Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ" the presses will keep the copy coming till the ink runs dry. This column not doubt will take up a little bit more.

Trust: A matter of inches - Greg Gelpi

Whizzing through the serpentine streets of the big city of Atlanta, it flashed before my eyes.

What am I talking about? - Ed Brock

You know, I just have no idea what I'm going to write about this time.

Homer "Butch" Brookshire, Jr.

Homer "Butch" Brookshire, Jr. of Fayetteville passed away Monday, March 1, 2004.