News for Monday, May 3, 2004

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The world through a pair of glasses - Bob Paslay

I have now worn glasses about 40 years of my life and I must say I hate them as much today as I did the first time I put them on in high school.

Rosales gets first LPGA victory'

By Doug Gorman

Ah, so crime does pay! - Ed Brock

Law, like all aspects of human behavior, is arbitrary.

Carner proves age is just a number

By Anthony Rhoads

Getting locked out is not fun - Kathy Jefcoats

I got locked out of my house Thursday night. When my husband and I moved into our apartment, we didn't like the doorknob situation so we replaced it. We always just use the lock on the door handle, although there is a bolt that requires the use of a key still located above it.

You don't have the right - Greg Gelpi

If all else fails, invoke a higher authority.

A few notes from LA-LA land - Clay Wilson

From the window of the jetliner, the land looked like an electric garden.

Obituaries

May 3, 2004

Here comes the groom (cake) - Rob Felt

It's her special day." I know, I know. I've heard it before. This past weekend I attended a wedding in Texas and was reacquainted with the brute fact that the entire process revolves around the whims of the bride. The groom is just supposed to stand around smiling and nodding n setting the tone for the marriage (insert rim shot here).

No repeat champion at the Chick-fil-A tourney again

By Jeffery Armstrong

From concept to doorstep, paper requires lots of work - Tamara Boatwright

We all walked around here Tuesday like beat yard dogs. Our tails were firmly tucked between our legs, our heads hung low and our backs were hunched.

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Forest Park City Council holding Monday meeting

Compiled by Billy Corriher

County expanding Jester's Creek Trail

By Billy Corriher

School boundaries up for final vote

By Greg Gelpi

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."

Teaching is more than a paycheck

By Greg Gelpi

DFCS seeks to access police computers

By Ed Brock

Questions remain in child's death - April Avison

The story of 8-year-old Amy Yates' recent death is one that doesn't have a happy ending or a good explanation. I don't know her or her family, but I spent a lot of time thinking about her last week and even more time thinking about the 12-year-old Carroll County boy charged with her murder.