News for Friday, August 12, 2005

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Letters to the Editor

August 8, 2005

Chopping faces the chopping block - Bob Paslay

First my thanks go out this week to Internet reader Paul Brogan of Concord, N.H. for helping clear the cobwebs from my tired old brain and setting me straight on some movie history. I mentioned a Doris Day movie in which a baby was delivered and they were frantically scrambling to find a newspaper to wrap it in. He tells me the movie is the 1963 "The Thrill of It All" and that Day is not pregnant but Arlene Francis is and her husband is character actor Edward Andrews and their doctor is James Garner. Thanks again, Mr. Brogan and to all of you Internet readers, keep reading.

The wonderful world of weddings - Chris Zimmerman

Weddings are wonderful aren't they? I think that may depend on what role you have in a particular wedding. Attending the wedding and reception can be very much fun and relaxing, but being involved in the actual planning can be another story.

A little street we call Sloan - Rob Felt

It makes a winding approach to the picturesque McDonough Square, just on the other side of nasty traffic snarls and horn-honking tractor-trailers. It veers along tree-shaded home lots and past the historic Hazelhurst House before it crosses a pair of one way streets that feed in and out of the downtown area.

Sub rescue exemplifies international cooperation - Ed Brock

This recent rescue of a Russian submarine and its crew of seven is a good example of the gradual melting of national boundaries.

Best of cinematic persuasion - Justin Boron

Some of the greatest movies out there are the ones that have crisis management as the crux. I love watching some authority figure convincingly persuading a villain from blowing up the West Coast or assuaging bank robbers in a hostage situation.

Renewing your reasons for working - Aisha I. Jefferson

This weekend I was reminded of what a privilege (and a headache) it is to have to sit down in front of my computer once a week to write this column.

Charter school remains closed

By Johnny Jackson

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Bad sports behavior spins out of control

By Doug Gorman

CSU releases schedule for cross country

From Staff Reports

I'm younger than that now - Michael Davis

They say it's your birthday. Well, it's my birthday too, yeah.

Police officer shoots fleeing suspect

By Ed Brock

Obituaries

August 11, 2005

Clayton students dream big about their futures

By Johnny Jackson

Tax extension deadline looms

Taxpayers who requested the automatic four-month extension to file their taxes are rubbing up against an Aug. 15 deadline. But they can get another two months if they need it, said Internal Revenue Service Spokesman Mark Green.

Suspects in police chase crash into train

By Ed Brock

Shame and the first time around the block - Michael Davis

I am ashamed. Thoroughly ashamed.

Pets of the Week

Pepper is a 5-year-old Shih Tzu. She has been spayed and all vaccinations are current. Pepper came to the Humane Society pregnant, malnourished, and covered in mange. In her former home, she was never treated as a pet. Instead, she was kept outside and used for breeding purposes. Despite her pitiful past, she is an affectionate, playful little girl who begs for attention. For more information, please call Clayton County Humane Society at (770) 471-9436. Visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org to see other animals available for adoption.

State-ranked ELCA falls to Henry

From Staff Reports

Letter to the Editor

July 7, 2005

The joys of being an adult, making decisions - Shannon Jenkins

In every life, adult decisions must fall.

Critics seek to derail commuter rail plan

By Justin Boron