News for Tuesday, February 15, 2005

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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.

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.

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.

Lady Cards are only home playoff team

By Jeffery Armstrong

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.

Obituaries

February 16, 2005

Shall we just flip coins? - Ed Brock

The weekend's news has me dizzy trying to decide whom to fear more, Iran or North Korea.

Students hit the Ping-Pong tables at Clayton State

By Greg Gelpi

Autopsy finished on shooting victim

By Ed Brock

Maehlman named head coach at Jonesboro

By Anthony Rhoads

Mayor Day asked to resign

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.

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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.