News for Thursday, May 27, 2004

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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.

Blame us for high gas prices - Greg Gelpi

We think it, therefore it is.

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May 27, 2004

Supersize your responsibility - Rob Felt

I don't want people to die in car crashes or develop obesity related illnesses, really.

Politicians should be public servants first - Clay Wilson

"I don't understand why anyone would run for any kind of political office," said a colleague the other day.

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.

NBA guys don't have anything to prove

By Jeffery Armstrong

The building is responsible - R.H. Joseph

How ironic that it wasn't the political activists of the 1960s that led America into anarchy, there weren't enough of them. Only the self-indulgent, disengaged masses could provide the necessary impetus.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Web site gets tips about unsolved killing

By Ed Brock

Senior school officials retire, leave system

By Greg Gelpi

Railroad negotiations continue

By Michael Davis