News for Thursday, August 18, 2005

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Of afternoons and coffee spoons - Michael Davis

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

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.

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

August 1, 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.

Letter to the Editor

July 7, 2005

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.

Music to fill downtown Jonesboro Saturday

By Laura McMillan

Obituaries

August 17, 2005

Pets of the Week

Beauty and Beast are 4 years old. Both are black with white markings, and both have long hair. They have both been sterilized and are current on vaccinations. Beauty and Beast are brother and sister, and have been together since their birth. As small kittens they were adopted by a single man, who kept them until last year when he decided to marry. His new wife refused to allow him to keep the cats. They moved to a new house, and left these two pitiful babies in the basement of the old house, totally alone except when they went in to feed them, for 6 long months. By the time the pair ended up with Clayton Co. Humane, they were frightened and severely traumatized. It has taken much time and patience to convince these cats that they were finally safe and with people who truly love them. Though still a little frightened of strangers, they have become very loving and affectionate with the staff at the shelter. Humane society staff firmly believes that the cats will adjust well in a new home, but it will be necessary to keep them together, as they are very bonded with each other. In order to allow them to stay together at the shelter, they are currently living in a very small, cramped space. Because of their inadequate living quarters, it is imperative that these cats secure a permanent home very soon. VERY SPECIAL adoption fee will be considered for anyone interested in giving these angels a chance at a real home and family. For more information about Beauty and Beast, please call Robin at 770/478-7531. Visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org to see other animals available for adoption.

Schools still aim for good education despite vacancies

By Johnny Jackson

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.

New football coaches set to make debuts

By Doug Gorman

Lovejoy, Mt. Zion open 2005 season

By Doug Gorman

I'm younger than that now - Michael Davis

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

Riverdale officer suing city for $2 million

By Ed Brock

Rail decision possible, but not promised

By Justin Boron

BRAC vote expected next week

By Ed Brock

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