News for Wednesday, September 8, 2004

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Yusuf wins PBC Player of the Week

From staff reports

Best friends are hard to come by - Kathy Jefcoats

I don't have a lot of friends. I know a lot of people but it isn't the same thing. I would say my best friend is my husband but my best girlfriend is Claudia. She lives in Jones County, which is where we met working at the same newspaper about 10 years ago. She is just three years younger than my mom, who was 15 when she married in August 1959 and 16 when I was born in October 1960, but you wouldn't guess her age by her activity and interests.

Waves of atavism in poker room - Justin Boron

The urge to gamble in Georgia is experienced much like an alcoholic on a Sunday, eager for a drink, but swimming in a trough of despondency because of Georgia blue laws.

A writer's blasphemous confession - Greg Gelpi

Make a statement without saying a word."

Magical mustard from the Cuyahoga - Rob Felt

We're talkin' Cleveland, friends. Ohio that is, the real Cleveland, Mr. Bulldog.

Voting between a rock-head and a hard sell - Ed Brock

This is going to be complicated, so stick with me, OK?

Obituaries

September 8, 2004

Floridians need our assistance - April Avison

Over the weekend, as we Georgians noticed all the Florida license plates rolling through town, those who came from Florida braced for a scary experience.

Falcons: please win this year

By Anthony Rhoads

Sheriff's office set to get new body armor

By Justin Boron

School start sparks debate

By Greg Gelpi

Three remain in Riverdale chief search

By Justin Boron

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VOICES 04 hears positive SPLOST feedback

By Greg Gelpi

Handicap parking permits available by mail

By Ed Brock

Swerving to the right - Zach Porter

Much like presidential candidate John Kerry, I've flip-flopped my voting habits in the last two presidential elections. To paraphrase Mr. Kerry, "I actually voted for a Republican, before I voted against one." Bob Dole in 1996, Al Gore in 2000 (And by the way who has kidnapped the Gore I voted for and replaced him with the one ranting about the resignation of Don Rumsfeld, as if infected by a dose of Howard Dean venom). I joke, but what follows is a timeline of events in which I became increasingly disenchanted with liberals. And now after having all the liberalism flushed out of my system, I'm refreshed and ready to go to the polls to cast my vote for Bush.

Wind, heavy rain blow through Clayton

By Ed Brock

Slow restaurants have driven me away - Bob Paslay

I have now lived long enough to see the birth and death of fast food. Death may be too strong a word, but certainly many of the fast food restaurants I visit are ill if not dead.

Police seek missing woman and children

By Ed Brock