News for Friday, April 29, 2005

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The skin of my teeth - Rob Felt

It's been nearly an hour of this. My mouth is half open, very dry and laced with a tangy medicinal flavor. Glancing at my watch every 30 seconds doesn't seem to be making the time go any faster, but at this point it's the only form of entertainment I can focus on.

Have an opinion? Watch out for spit - Shannon Jenkins

You can't have an opinion these days without someone spitting in your face.

Encountering the counter - Michael Davis

They divide their forces. Both with arms-full of cereal, fruit, various beverages and toiletries. The one in cargo pants and thong sandals sidesteps to her right, craning her neck over a middle-aged man with a basket half-filled with goat cheese – the other half with tofu.

Just a guy and a guitar - Greg Gelpi

Walking on to stage and hitting that first chord on his guitar, the packed house immediately silenced.

I want to think like a girl - Ed Brock

The headline of this column may well have you questioning my sexual orientation.

Billie Jean Kemp

Billie Jean Kemp, 74, of Riverdale, Ga., died Wednesday, April 27, 2005.

Community crisis intervention sessions scheduled

From Staff Reports

Tragedy strengthens community resolve at meeting

By Greg Gelpi

Sad days for fast food chain - Justin Boron

Dave, I'm sorry. I'm sorry you have to look down on the rock solid restaurant chain you created and see it eroding into the hands of crooks and con artists. These are definitely sad days for your daughter as well. Wendy won't even show her face anymore on the television.

Jonesboro boys advance in state playoffs

By Doug Gorman

Commission to form task force

By Justin Boron

Is America on the rise or on the decline? - Bob Paslay

Pardon me while I play Socrates. By that I mean, I am wondering something but I truly don't know the answer. So I will be questioning and out of that questioning may come some enlightenment. This is sincere. I know if any of you have ever been to a seminar in which the moderator is known as the "facilitator" you will look at me askance.

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'Go in there and shoot somebody'

By Ed Brock

Jonesboro man reads for new pope

By Ed Brock

Joshua Earl Northcutt

Joshua Earl Northcutt, 14, of Stockbridge, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2005.

Sheriff Hill wants to fire employee again

By Justin Boron

BET changes for the best - Aisha Jefferson

A few weeks ago, I was happily driving to work when I heard some very disturbing news on the radio.

Morrow gets revenge on Lovejoy

By Jeffery Armstrong

Pets of the Week

Kenya is a Siamese/tortie mix. She has been spayed and all vaccinations are current. Kenya was rescued from Animal Control. Her unusual markings give her an "exotic" look, and she is a beautiful cat. She is a sweet, quiet cat. For more information call the Clayton County Humane Society at (770) 471-9436. Visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org to see other animals available for adoption.