News for Thursday, February 17, 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.

The wisdom of a child - Greg Gelpi

Bopping the pi?ata with a bat, the enthusiastic student pummeled his classmate in effigy.

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.

Jonesboro police make further arrests in theft ring

By Ed Brock

Alternative School teachers fear for their safety

By Greg Gelpi

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.

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Two register in Lovejoy race

By Justin Boron

Henry officer killed on way to burglary

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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.

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.

Obituaries

February 17, 2005

Charges dropped in Bell's battery case

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.

Fouch takes reins of Mustangs

By Doug Gorman

Henry County coaches have connections to Clayton schools

By Anthony Rhoads

Bell's car stopped for speeding, no ticket issued

By Ed Brock