News for Tuesday, May 11, 2004

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Fighting spam scams with spam - Rob Felt

"Thank God that I now have the privilege to contact you. May I now humbly introduce myself as I know that this mail may have reached you surprisingly. I am Eric Baadi, manager of Zenith Bank, Lagos, Nigeria. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you."

What are we so afraid of? - Ed Brock

On Christmas Day, 1999, I was walking along the shore of Hoan Kiem Lake in downtown Hanoi.

Tangled in Web of E-commerce - Greg Gelpi

Web. Such an apt word to describe an invisible net that drags in unsuspecting victims.

Heavy metal and construction - Michael Davis

I recently read two stories that, at first glance, may seem unrelated.

Island of good news in a sea of bad - Bob Paslay

I have now heard enough bad and sad news to last me the rest of my life. I watch the noon news on television and not only do I get to see houses that explode, killing people, but overturned tankers daily and apartment fires and molesting educators. And to make matters worse I get to see aerial shots from that darn helicopter. Then a minute later I get to see a helicopter from another state spinning out of control and crashing. Iraq daily is one dreary report. When I edit the obituaries every day they are loaded down with 52, 54, 58-year-olds dying.

Reaching into the old mailbag - Kathy Jefcoats

As a staunch defender of the First Amendment, I encourage anyone to express their opinion about whatever they want, which is why I enjoy hearing from readers. I don't care if they agree or disagree with what I have written, be it in this column or in an article. The most important point is that they are reading the newspaper and becoming more informed citizens, and exercising their own freedom of speech rights.

A volunteer's journey of a lifetime - April Avison

In June 2002, I interviewed Adam McGarity about the journey on which he was about to embark – a two-year stint in Romania with the Peace Corps.

Clayton Rotary Club honors late member

By April Avison

Mabel Anne Anderson

Mrs. Mabel Anne Anderson, 81, of Jonesboro, Ga. and formerly of Clayton, Ala. passed away Sunday, May 9, 2004.

Argument leads to gunfire

By Ed Brock

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Everything I need is always somewhere else - Zach Porter

Lately it seems that the things I need, my essential personal belongings, are always somewhere I'm not. There is a song by Tom Waits called Big in Japan which helps to explain my current situation. In his gravely, croaking-like-a-toad voice, Waits sings, "I've got the sheets, not the bed, got the jam not the bread."

Cardinals prepare for state playoffs

By Jeffery Armstrong

New Lady Lakers basketball coach named

From staff reports

Arnold Brannon

Mr. Arnold Brannon, 68, of Jonesboro, passed away Monday, May 10, 2004.

A hobby becomes an obsession - Tamara Boatwright

It was supposed to be a hobby that my husband and I could enjoy together. I, however, became obsessed.

Ware's house pulled from auctions

By Greg Gelpi

Small celebrations for Cinco de Mayo

By Ed Brock

Locals continue to rally KSU softball

By Anthony Rhoads

Progress made on school probation

By Greg Gelpi

Elementary school hosting Bike Rodeo

Compiled by Greg Gelpi

Have ?pita' on a guy who likes his carbs - Clay Wilson

When it gets to the pita bread, someone has to draw the line.

School board cleared in SPLOST promotion

By Michael Davis