News for Tuesday, June 14, 2005

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Libertarian for food regulation - Rob Felt

At some point in the meal one of us noticed it: the sign proudly declaring the restaurant's health code rating of 49. That's 49 out of 100, not out of 50.

The greater dangers of selfishness - Gerry Yandel

It was just after 9 a.m. one morning, the skies were clear, I was heading down to the office on Interstate 675, and there was only one other car on the three-lane highway as far as the eye could see.

Consistency pays off for Sorenson

From staff reports

The argument for moderation - Ed Brock

The way to really define a word in English is often to find its root in Latin.

Making myself comfortable at the bookstore - Bob Paslay

OK, I finally did it. I went into Barnes & Noble, plopped down in one of their overstuffed comfortable chairs and read an entire $25 novel. Well, I didn't do it in one sitting but three and not one Barnes & Noble but two, but I read Caleb Carr's novel about Sherlock Holmes, The Italian Secretary. I am a big Caleb Carr fan but in this case I have too many books and I intended to read just a few pages but I kept on going.

Letters to the Editor

County connector has become a necessity

Obituaries

June 14, 2005

A day of close calls - Shannon Jenkins

Waiting for your friends at a movie theater can be a humbling experience.

Good Shepherd needs additional help

By Ed Brock

Riverdale puts brakes on job cuts

By Justin Boron

Local duo picked for all-star contest

From staff and wire reports

Have I changed or the movies? - Zach Porter

By the time the opening sequence of Star Wars Episode III kicked off with a dizzying and visually bland space battle I already had a headache from the twenty-plus minutes of punch-your-face-in-and-blow-your-socks-off previews of the other movies that are headed our way like an endless barrage of missiles. However, most of these assaults on our eyes and ears turn out to be duds, fizzling out after the opening credits.

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Pets of the Week

Cara is a one-year-old spaniel mix. She has been spayed and all vaccinations are current. Cara is a very sweet-natured dog, but is still a bit in new situations. She is good with other dogs and appears to be fine around children.

City approves liquor license for Harold's

By Ed Brock

Commission to hear from public on budget

By Justin Boron