News for Friday, November 26, 2004

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Pre-inauguration assessment - Ed Brock

True to my word, I will begin with some praise for our president re-elect.

Sidestepping calamity - Justin Boron

I was on the verge of total disaster just hours before I had to catch a flight to Los Angeles. I woke up to unpacked bags, none of my clothes ironed, and some strange cat I had never seen before, begging me for food.

Yakking over a bourbon and Coke - Bob Paslay

It is rainy, not raining, in Atlanta Sunday night. A fog shrouds midtown, creating this wonderfully eerie feel as the lights of the skyline are visible, but muted.

Peterson jury fails Conner - Greg Gelpi

Pro-choice jurors held to their convictions, despite logic, decency and common sense.

Ready, set, shop: Black Friday shoppers saturate area retailers

By Justin Boron and Michael Davis

Little reminders of the past, should I keep them? - Zach Porter

Plowing through the mass of papers that is the vague half-record of my life, I become exhausted. I'm a bit of a pack rat, but a recent bout of moving and some pre-emptive measures against "Spring Cleaning" have left me questioning the necessity of keeping so many things.

Jeanette Kindle

Jeanette Kindle, 67, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004.

Mark C. Lyons

Mark C. Lyons, 44, of Stockbridge died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004.

Pamala Duffell Simmons

Mrs. Pamala Duffell Simmons, 54, of McDonough, Ga. died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at Medical Center of Central Georgia.

Pets of the Week

Connery is a 1-year-old orange and white domestic shorthair. He has been neutered and all vaccinations are current. Connery was found in a busy parking lot, dodging cars and begging for food from patrons of a nearby restaurant. For more information about Connery call the Clayton County Humane Society at (770) 471-9436. Other animals available for adoption may be seen at www.claytoncountyhumane.org.

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NEXTEL crickets chirp madness - Rob Felt

If you've got one of these noise boxes, please read up.

Wolverine wrestlers off to fast start on mats

From staff reports

Larry P. Hamilton

Larry P. Hamilton of Forest Park, Ga. died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at his residence.

Perry, Davies join major league rosters

By Anthony Rhoads

Airport case won't be prosecuted

By Todd DeFeo

Unemployment rate declines in Clayton, Henry

From Staff Reports

Regional writers guild publishes first book

By Todd DeFeo