News for Thursday, February 24, 2005

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Attached to TV garbage - Justin Boron

Michael Madsen's obesity has nearly smothered me. I've been pulled in so far that not even a massive liposuction procedure could unlock the grip ESPN's "Tilt" has over me.

Crawling the baseboards of my mind - Rob Felt

At the break of early morning, the sight of an up-turned roach in a cereal bowl requires more than I am made of.

Travels with Carli the dog - Gerry Yandel

I have considered Carli a Godsend, ever since she showed up at the door, just a scared and confused kid looking for love from whomever would hand it out.

Extreme Gloss-Over: Home Edition - Greg Gelpi

Perhaps its na?vet?, but not until Extreme Makeover: Home Edition did I realize how unreal "reality" television actually is.

From Thriller to Bad to Black or White? - Aisha I. Jefferson

Once upon a time, there was a young maiden who thought she'd found the love of her life. His smile, oh, gosh, it could light up a room. His little boy shyness was as attractive as it was adorable. She used to kiss this young man good night and for a long time, his would be the last face she saw before her eyes closed and she drifted into deep nocturnal bliss. The young maiden did not hesitate to tell people all over her hometown that this guy was her husband.

Area players nominated for All-American team

By Anthony Rhoads

Students offer free tax assistance

By Greg Gelpi

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.

Historian speaks up for patriotism in blacks

By Justin Boron

Obituaries

February 24, 2005

Candidate to withdraw from Lovejoy election

By Justin Boron

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Pets of the Week

Monk is a 1-year-old, black domestic shorthair. He has been neutered and all vaccinations are current. Monk was abandoned at the door of the Clayton County Humane Society. He has some unusual facial deformities, but the attending veterinarian believes that Monk is healthy. For more information call the Humane Society at (770) 471-9436. Visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org to see other animals available for adoption.

Courts, annexation could decide fate of panhandle

By Justin Boron

City tearing down old strip mall

By Ed Brock

Countdown is on one month at a time - Bob Paslay

There are 48 months in President Bush's second term. As a Democrat a fraction of a decade away from Social Security, I am marking off my calendar month by month.

Demonizing your enemies - Ed Brock

It's easy to kill an orc. They're ugly, they have very poor manners and they seem to have no greater joy in life than providing elves and dwarves with points in their body-count game.