News for Monday, February 14, 2005

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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.

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.

Obituaries

February 14, 2005

Lost in the excess of New Orleans - Justin Boron

After missing two flights on the standby list and aggravating the waitress at the airport bar, I made it to New Orleans.

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.

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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.

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.

Bond denied in Jonesboro drug shooting

By Justin Boron

Legislators listen to Riverdale, county needs

By Justin Boron

Group calling for mayor's resignation

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.

Forest Park's Pom takes sixth

By Anthony Rhoads

Mother grieves as investigation continues in shooting

By Justin Boron

Shoppers become patients at health fair

By Justin Boron

Jonesboro beats Stone Mountain to win Region 5-AAAA title

By Jeffery Armstrong