News for Wednesday, August 17, 2005

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You are free to leave - Ed Brock

People in this country like to talk a lot about freedom and how happy they are to have it.

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.

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.

Of afternoons and coffee spoons - Michael Davis

Don't you sometimes need a little pick-me-up in the late, or even mid-afternoon?

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.

Letters to the Editor

Senators should keep Constitution in mind

Former councilwoman seeks mayor's position

By Ed Brock

Lakers teams ranked in preseason polls

From Staff Reports

Commissioner says pick up grass and trash

By Justin Boron

I'm younger than that now - Michael Davis

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

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Clayton County Links

County efficiency study makes recommendations

By Justin Boron

Man shoots wife and self, neither die

By Ed Brock

Obituaries

August 17, 2005

Letter to the Editor

July 7, 2005

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.

The truth about cats and dogs - Aisha Jefferson

I was on my way to work Tuesday morning, when I decided to change my earrings. So I grabbed my jewelry box and proceeded to look for a festive, colorful pair of earrings that reminded me of dangling confetti.

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

In every life, adult decisions must fall.

Students get half day off

By Johnny Jackson