News for Saturday, February 5, 2005


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Herman Benton Cook

Mr. Herman Benton Cook, 76, of McDonough, GA. died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at Henry Medical Center.

A Super (Bowl) feeling

By Greg Gelpi

Can you hear me now? - Bob Paslay

In case you missed it on the news earlier this week, the town of Mink, La., population 15 households, now has phone service.

Study: Chickenpox deaths are down

By Michael Davis

Clayton police release name of shooting victim

By Ed Brock

A babe lost in the wild - Ed Brock

My wife and I have decided that our daughter will spend her first years lost in the wilds of Zanzibar.

When the music's over, turn out the lights - Michael Davis

Yes, that's from a Doors song.

Vehemence at the rock opera - Justin Boron

The sonorous hum of emotion reached its plateau last week when I attended The Arcade Fire show in Atlanta.

Ina Ellive Callaway

Ina Ellive Callaway of Forest Park, Ga. passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005.

Legislative update: School bill would fix start dates

By Justin Boron

Schools offer unique events for Black History Month

By Shannon Jenkins

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.

Fans should stick to the music - Greg Gelpi

There's a reason that the word "fan" comes from the word "fanatic."

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Pets of the Week

Taylor is a 1-year-old black domestic shorthair. He has been neutered and all vaccinations are current. Taylor has proven to be a loving, affectionate cat. He meets no strangers, and demands attention from everyone he comes in contact with. Taylor needs an "inside-only" home, with people who will spend lots of time with him. For more information call the Clayton County Humane Society at (770) 471-9436. Visit to see other animals available for adoption.

Tomato truck overturns off I-75

By Shannon Jenkins

Police looking for man in connection with shooting

By Aisha I. Jefferson

Stabbing suspects captured in Rex

By Ed Brock

Defense sparks CCSU spurt

By Doug Gorman

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.

CCSU eyes south Henry campus

By Michael Davis

Today's cave paintings are digital - Rob Felt

Grunto the caveman walks through the dark, wet chambers of his favorite cave, holding a crude torch above his head and searching the ceiling for any new marks made since his last visit. He is unafraid of the bats and eyeless bugs that share this space with him. In his search for new information, there is no time for this cave-dweller to be prissy.