News for Wednesday, May 19, 2004

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Is there no end to hate? - Greg Gelpi

Stealing pieces of flesh from dead soldiers and dangling the head of an American civilian.

The revealing case of Nicholas Berg - Ed Brock

You know you've done something truly evil when even Hezbollah and Hamas disown you.

Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop offered

Compiled by R.H. Joseph

Berg a casualty of poor judgement - Tamara Boatwright

We talked about it all week long and, at first, feebly tried to find the Internet video showing Nick Berg's grisly death. Did we really want to watch it when we found it? Could I watch it?

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."

Wal-Mart Supercenter coming to Lovejoy

By Tamara Boatwright

New rules for massage parlors

By Ed Brock

Cardinals try to keep momentum going

By Jeffery Armstrong

Public access offers advantages - April Avison

Debate has sparked in the legal community about whether California prosecutors were justified in setting up a Web site on the Michael Jackson case to alleviate a media frenzy.

Heavy metal and construction - Michael Davis

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

Ghost stories from the news landfill - Zach Porter

Does anyone remember the American terrorist, fighting with the Taliban against us? Come on, do you recall, is it just on the tip of your tongue? John something right? I had to look it up myself, so I'll tell you. It's John Walker Lindh, the ersatz-Taliban fighter, the terrorist "wannabe" you forgot to hate. Lindh never caught on as a household name like his terrorist friends Osama and Saddam. And does anyone really care about Saddam now that he is captured or Osama for that matter until he finally is? Ask yourself, would it not have been so much better, so much more tantalizing had Hussein been killed in a hail of military bullets, right after American Idol, in your own living room, live on network television? We can hope and pray for at least that when they find Osama, breaking news just after the season finale of "24," live on network television!

Unexpected thrills await you - R.H. Joseph

Last week I spoke of the quality of scuba diving off the coast of Carriacou, a one gas station island in the Grenadine chain, little more than 12 degrees north of the equator in the Caribbean.

Musings on China's soft drink prices - Clay Wilson

Commentators have said for years that China is a sleeping giant, needing only to wake up to assert its power n power that could challenge even American might.

Riverdale mother missing

By Ed Brock

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Library system sponsoring Vacation Reading Program

Compiled by Greg Gelpi

My bumper sticker knowledge - Bob Paslay

I started out to write my column this week on breaking the molds in our lives. Out of the blue drop by a friend's house, throw him or her in the car and take ?em bowling, park the car and walk those three blocks to the grocery store, savoring the pace of life. Look at me. I was a month short of 56 last December when I finally went to Europe for the first time. Read something entirely different. Eat something different. If you've never flown buy a roundtrip ticket somewhere, anywhere, and just go.

Garnett: Open mouth, insert foot

By Anthony Rhoads

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.