News for Wednesday, February 16, 2005

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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.

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.

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.

New Morrow postmaster sworn in

By Ed Brock

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.

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.

New hire to replace county attorney

By Justin Boron

Cold front rolls in, pushing fog out

By Ed Brock

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.

County to audit Sheriff's Office

By Justin Boron

Jonesboro police make stolen property arrests

By Ed Brock

Teacher mixes multiculturalism into lesson plans

By Ed Brock

N. Clayton, Mundy's Mill sending both teams to state

By Jeffery Armstrong

New middle school means additional rezoning

By Greg Gelpi

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February 16, 2005