News for Wednesday, February 9, 2005

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Making a name for oneself - Gerry Yandel

I've decided I want to have a road named after me.

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

Yes, that's from a Doors song.

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.

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.

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.

Mardi Gras or bust? - Justin Boron

Indecision and fear mounted. At first, I cracked under the pressure, backing away from a trip to New Orleans, for Mardis Gras. It would be the first missed in awhile.

Opposed landfill moves forward

By Justin Boron

Fans should stick to the music - Greg Gelpi

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

Jonesboro group calls for mayor's resignation

By Ed Brock

Obituaries

February 9, 2005

Clayton State, KSU to battle for No. 1 spot in Peach Belt

From staff reports

Police respond to suspicious package

By Ed Brock

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.

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 www.claytoncountyhumane.org to see other animals available for adoption.

Lady Cards advance

By Anthony Rhoads

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.

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Archibald happy to help people, all people

By Ed Brock

Commissioner suggests environmental court

By Justin Boron