News for Saturday, February 12, 2005

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Home invader guns down 2-year-old

By Justin Boron

Legislative Update: Almost halfway home

By Michael Davis

Exiting the stage with grace and dignity - Bob Paslay

It is hard for those of us without much power to understand how addictive power can be. The spotlight is on you, people huddle waiting for your every pronouncement. The masses show their love and adulation at every turn.

Everything's coming up roses

By Shannon Jenkins

Mamie Ferrell

Mrs. Mamie Ferrell, 83, of East Point died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005.

Making a name for oneself - Gerry Yandel

I've decided I want to have a road named after me.

Running into an iceberg at dinner - Zach Porter

Sometimes eating out can be a scary excursion into the unknown. You have to chose your restaurants carefully or you might wind up ordering a Caesar salad bowl filled with iceberg lettuce topped with a few prized scraps of romaine, as if you were a fool. And allow me a moment to tell you that iceberg lettuce has absolutely no nutritional value and if you like it then don't waste your time reading this column. You have no taste, just like the lettuce you eat.

An inseparable bond

By Justin Boron

Prisoner confusion leads to escape

By Justin Boron

James Samuel Leming

James Samuel Leming, 81, of Forest Park, Ga. passed away Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005.

A babe lost in the wild - Ed Brock

My wife and I have decided that our daughter will spend her first years lost in the wilds of Zanzibar.

Mardi Gras or bust? - Justin Boron

Indecision and fear mounted. At first, I cracked under the pressure, backing away from a trip to New Orleans, for Mardis Gras. It would be the first missed in awhile.

Hill cancels banquet

By Justin Boron

Sole arrest made in shoe theft

By Ed Brock

Tolerance is a lesson for people of all ages - Tamara Boatwright

I put on my Birkenstock sandals, combed my very short hair, made sure I had two earrings in both ears, turned on the television and waited for the urge to become a homosexual to wash over me.

Teen injured in fight at school

By Ed Brock

A secret society is revealed - Greg Gelpi

Pausing, I turned to glance over my shoulder, squinting my eyes and surveying each shadow of the landscape. All caution had to be taken to ensure I hadn't been followed.

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Pets of the Week

Faith is a gray tabby domestic shorthair. She is about 1 1/2 years old, and has been spayed. All vaccinations are current. Faith was abandoned at the door of Clayton County Humane Society, hungry and pregnant. She is a quiet, solitary cat. She is affectionate and loving with people, but frightened of other cats. She will do best as an "only cat." For more information, call the Humane Society at (770) 471-9436. Visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org to see more animals available for adoption.