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February 28, 2005

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.

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.

Pull those pants up or go to jail - Bob Paslay

OK, I've counted them up and America now officially has enough laws on the books. What got me thinking about laws was the stupid lawmaker in Virginia who would make it a crime for children to wear their pants low enough that you could see the band of their underwear sticking over the pants. First, let me ask what kind of childhood this yahoo had?

Jennings to be the next great UFOlogist - Justin Boron

There was a spectacular show about UFOs on ABC last week called "Seeing is Believing." Peter Jennings was host and narrator to an incisive report, hung on some of the more compelling recent accounts of abduction and sightings.

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.

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Keeping the state on the road

By Ed Brock

Riverdale falls

By Jeffery Armstrong

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.

New SAT nothing to fret about

By Justin Boron

Volunteers lend language skills to foreign travelers

By Greg Gelpi

Marchers demand justice in child killing

By Ed Brock

Etowah beats Lady Cardinals

By Anthony Rhoads

DiCaprio; a divider not a uniter - Zach Porter

As our nation stands divided over issues such as gay marriage, social security reform, and the war in Iraq, I would like to discuss a somewhat banal matter by comparison; but one that may be just as polarizing nonetheless. The 77th Academy Awards aired last night and movie-lovers have answered the question of whether they love or hate Best Actor nominee Leonardo DiCaprio. To better understand this combustible issue perhaps we should consider a quote from Bill Murray as the character Bob Wiley in the film "What About Bob?": "There are two types of people in this world, those who like Neil Diamond, and those who don't." I ask you dear reader; can the same be said about the forever baby-faced Leo?