News for Tuesday, May 25, 2004

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Criminal genius can't be explained - April Avison

I was one of millions who tuned in to watch the CBS movie "Helter Skelter" a couple of weeks ago. It's based on the greatest true crime book of all time, and it's the story of a criminal mastermind.

Cox excited about being at CCSU

By Doug Gorman

Help me with a punch line - Ed Brock

I think I've come up with a new joke, but I need some help with the punchline.

Visions of death by SUV - Greg Gelpi

Back in college, one of the passing fads was a series of Internet quizzes, one of which classified people into types of dog breeds. Through a series of psychological questions, the quiz identified characteristics in a person and matched them with a breed of dog with similar traits.

If not for you, then for a loved one - Tamara Boatwright

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety's program "Click It Or Ticket" kicks off today. It's something we all need to participate in, as I learned last Nov. 3.

Real Radio struggles with its mission - Rob Felt

Are you tired of mundane talk radio?" This is the question posed during a short promo that runs on Atlanta's newest talk station: Real Radio 105.3 FM. The station is positioning itself as "talk radio for the rest of us" and trying to distance itself from its AM news radio counterparts. Are they succeeding? Yes and no.

Eatery weighs in on diet craze - Kathy Jefcoats

Have you eaten at Ruby Tuesday lately? The restaurant, which is a favorite of my husband, started making changes to its menu at the beginning of the year to reflect the low-carb craze. Now, added to the menu are calories and fat grams. Wow, what an eye-opener.

A warning for the college bound - Zach Porter

I'll bet all you graduating seniors out there think you've learned a lot in high school. You've faced many challenges and will face many more in college. Of those none will be as trying as those of you unlucky enough to have that roommate from hell, that unbathed nebulous mass of humanity that all the women of your dorm will instinctively avoid like the plague.

Petersen feels right at home

By Doug Gorman

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.

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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.

ELCA baseball players garner final GISA honors

By Anthony Rhoads

There's a book in all of us - Bob Paslay

In the past several weeks I have had calls from three Atlanta metro writers asking if we could do stories and reviews of their just-published novels. Unfortunately none of the authors were from our specific coverage area.

Riverdale City Council approves city manager

By Greg Gelpi

5-year-old fire victim remembered

By Greg Gelpi