News for Thursday, July 28, 2005

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Shame and the first time around the block - Michael Davis

I am ashamed. Thoroughly ashamed.

Transforming free samples into fine dining - Justin Boron

Tiny tastes of meats, cheeses, trail mixes, chips, and dips are the supreme indulgence of bulk shopping. The smaller-than-appetizer-sized portions are no doubt delicacies.

The passing of a hero - Ed Brock

Looking at Bruce Davis at one of his usual Tuesday afternoon Kiwanis Club meetings, you never would have guessed him for a hero.

The old is new again, if you haven't watched it - Zach Porter

The other day, I was discussing movies with my editor and the subject came around to W.C. Fields in The Bank Dick . I had reluctantly seen the movie at the persistence of my friend Scot some years ago. I was dreading the viewing, wondering how a mumbling man with a bulbous nose – I can still remember imaging how red his nose would have looked in color – could actually be my cup of tea. Needless to say that I loved the film and it paved the way to old Hollywood for me.

Searching for stories on summer days - Bob Paslay

We are fond of saying that news slows down in summer, and news organizations scramble for enough fodder to fill the always eating machines like 24-hour news. So when does Elvis appear or at least when does Elvis get coverage for appearing? The summer. When does Bigfoot come out of the swamps and finds reporters waiting to interview him?

Letters to the Editor

Saving Social Security

Of weddings and web pages - Rob Felt

It had been at least an hour of sitting in front of the glowing screen hunched over, before I fully realized the trouble I may be in. Fingers curled over the keyboard and moving a hundred miles an hour, I'm trying to save my presence in cyberspace and the security of my wedding at the same time.

Locals waiting for BRAC decision

By Ed Brock

Obituaries

July 28, 2005

A star walks among the regular people - Shannon Jenkins

Since moving to the Atlanta area over a year ago, I finally experienced my first celebrity sighting.

Stolen till threatens 45-year-old garden

By Justin Boron

Neighbors ban together to clean up community

By Ed Brock

Letter to the Editor

July 7, 2005

NASCAR president surveys damage at Atlanta speedway

By Michael Davis

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Pets of the Week

Rocky is a 2-year-old, Chihuahua/Rat Terrier mix. He has been neutered and all vaccinations are current. Rocky was surrendered to the Humane Society when his family had to be relocated to Germany. He is a little sad and confused, but he is attempting to adjust to his new circumstances. He lived with children and did very well with them, but will need a home where all children are 8-years-old or older. He is a very sweet boy, but his new family should be prepared to show him some patience while he gets accustomed to new surroundings. Rocky is completely housebroken. For more information, please call Clayton County Humane Society at (770) 471-9436. Visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org to see other animals available for adoption.