News for Monday, October 25, 2004

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An unprecedented road trip - Justin Boron

I stood at my front door as my friend and his brother pulled into my driveway. We were about to embark on an unprecedented journey.

Moore comedy, less truth - Zach Porter

Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 is a really hilarious film. Watching some of its opening scenes, like the one where Bush asks "anybody want some grits?" I can't help but double over in a fit of laughter. And who could forget song and dance man John Ashcroft gracing our ears with, "Let the Eagle Soar." What a great comedy! But wait a minute, it's not supposed to be a comedy, it's a "documentary."

Obituaries

October 25, 2004

A visit to Ground Zero - Bob Paslay

I had not given much thought to how I would feel when I finally stood at the stark open space that once housed the World Trade Center.

Doing it my way in New York again - Kathy Jefcoats

Well, folks, I am headed off to New York again but this time I am flying. For the first time. Not the first time flying to New York but the first time flying ever. I always think that makes me sound like such a hick but it's true. Someone asked me once, "You mean you've never been on vacation?" I said, "Of course, idiot, I just never went anywhere I couldn't drive to."

State educating counties on attendance law

By Greg Gelpi

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.

False alarms weigh down services

By Justin Boron

Well ... here I go again - Ed Brock

Well, I'm leaving the country.

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

Political parties are like religions.

Jonesboro eliminated in sectionals

From staff reports

Christmas and Easter baseball fan - Rob Felt

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

Raiders fall to Douglass

By Anthony Rhoads

Communicating from the basement - Todd Defeo

Every weekend, my dad makes his way to the basement and takes a seat at a desk tucked away in the corner. Flipping on switches and a light, he prepares to talk to strangers around the world.