News for Thursday, May 6, 2004

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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.

Remembering mothers of all kinds - Kathy Jefcoats

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9, in case you've forgotten, missed the Hallmark cards commercials or the big reminder you've no doubt gotten from your mom or mother of your children, who may or may not be your wife. In this time of "my baby's momma," the grammatically incorrect way of referring to the woman who has borne your child out of wedlock – and sometimes out of a one-night stand – Mother's Day takes on a whole new meaning for a lot of folks.

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.

Maynard Knestrick

Maynard Knestrick died Monday, May 3, 2004 at the age of 57. Originally from Washington County, Pa., Maynard Knestrick was a resident of Riverdale, Ga.

Tangled in Web of E-commerce - Greg Gelpi

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

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."

Give some love to the horses - Jeffery Armstrong

I was watching the George Michael Sports Machine last Sunday (as I do every Sunday night at midnight) and I noticed something very interesting.

Bullying victim gets probation

By Ed Brock

School probation up for final review today

By Greg Gelpi

Ware's house pulled from auctions

By Greg Gelpi

CASA swearing in volunteers

By Ed Brock

The good, bad and truly stupid - Ed Brock

Well, now that was just dumb in so many ways.

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Effie Lee Bruce

Mrs. Effie Lee Bruce, 66, of Jonesboro, died May 5, 2004.

Elementary school hosting Bike Rodeo

Compiled by Greg Gelpi

Stephens speeds off to ABAC

By Anthony Rhoads

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

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

Competition blends activities, academics

By Greg Gelpi

Farmer flocks to Forest Park

By Doug Gorman

Small celebrations for Cinco de Mayo

By Ed Brock

Froneberger signs with Alabama St.

By Doug Gorman

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."

Perry looks to defend her title

By Doug Gorman