News for Saturday, October 16, 2004

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Gambling on almost nothing - Justin Boron

It's Halloween year around at my apartment building.

It may be rock 'n' roll, I still don't like it - Michael Davis

Whenever I hear The Who on the radio, I expect a car commercial. Whenever I hear the Rolling Stones, a TV commercial. Make it stop!

Angels watching over the hungry

By Kathy Jefcoats

Bush KOs liberal ?nuisance' - Zach Porter

Imagine you're relaxing at a fine Egyptian resort in the Sinai, you're out by the pool nibbling on some fresh dates, waiting for a fresh cup of coffee to be delivered by a hotel attendant. It's a gorgeous day and you think you might make a day trip to see those amazing pyramids. You're about to bring another succulent date to your mouth when..... an explosion rocks through the hotel behind you sending debris helter-skelter, a deathly black plum of smoke fills the air. Are your family and friends gone? Are others lying lifeless around you? Are you covered in shattered glass? Do you weep while trying to help others to safety? Maybe so. But if you're John Kerry, apparently you dust the glass off your jacket and look around for your hairstylist while exclaiming, "What a nuisance!" Terrorism has never been a nuisance to those who have experienced it directly and it is certainly a bad idea to suggest that the value of certain lives lost in an act of terror, may it be in New York or Israel, are events to be categorized as a nuisance.

Police treating man's death as homicide

By Kathy Jefcoats

Connie L. Britt

Connie L. Britt, 72, of Jonesboro passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2004.

It's not just about the gambling - Todd Defeo

The crowd around Kate Eschelbach stood up; the noise level rose as the crowd started cheering for their favorite horses making their way around the final curve and into the homestretch.

Taking a chance with your life - Kathy Jefcoats

I believe in physical exercise just as much as anyone else but I don't think it is safe to jog, walk or ride a bike along Jonesboro Road during morning rush hour. It may not be safe at any time during the day but certainly it is not in the morning with commuters and school bus drivers fighting each other for every bit of available road space.

Big bad bikes

By Ed Brock

Peddling as a new way to save gas - Bob Paslay

I am driving up Boulevard in Atlanta on the way to work and am waiting at the light when a bicyclist, wearing his helmet and bike pants comes across the other way, manuveuring like a fine sailboat on a choppy asphalt sea. It was indeed poetry in motion to watch him command his vehicle, disappearing in the distance.

Lessons learned from an old friend - April Avison

After having a few beers one night, an old friend and I got into a wildly intelligent discussion.

Christmas and Easter baseball fan - Rob Felt

Postseason baseball is here, so I'm a fan again.

Minority buying power jumps

By Justin Boron

Fess up and I'll vote for you - Greg Gelpi

Political parties are like religions.

Some football coaches do double duty

By Jeffery Armstrong

Well ... here I go again - Ed Brock

Well, I'm leaving the country.

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Argument between two friends leads to killing

By Justin Boron

Pets of the Week

Lazlo is a 3-month-old tabby domestic medium-hair. He has been neutered and vaccinations are current. When he was only a few weeks old, Lazlo became a victim of animal cruelty when he was tossed from a moving vehicle. Luckily, his injuries were minor and he recuperated quickly. He's a sweet kitten who craves human attention. For adoption information call the Clayton County Humane Society at (770) 471-9436.