News for Saturday, March 19, 2005

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NASCAR fans have checkered lifestyles

By Justin Boron

Stella Unis Durbin

Stella Unis Durbin, 98, of Stockbridge, Ga. died Thursday, March 17, 2005.

Outreach programs help at-risk youth, families

By Shannon Jenkins

Smoking ban clears committee

By Justin Boron

Local cleanup a focus as Earth Day arrives

By Greg Gelpi

Rule that Florida woman is dead and alive at same time - Bob Paslay

If Congress and other lawmakers could move as fast to save Social Security and fix other problems as they are moving to prevent the removal of the feeding tube to Terri Schiavo of Florida then this nation would be in great shape. This is one of those issues I don't care a lot about but am fascinated by it because of the machinations and human drama.

Prices fuel need for alternative - Greg Gelpi

I remember walking to school in the snow up hill both ways, and I remember when gas prices were in the double digits.

Forest Park council approves garbage contract

By Ed Brock

Open up and let the thunder in - Rob Felt

Standing just inside the pit wall of Turn 4 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway during a NASCAR event has a way of changing your perspective on things. Although the sport may be an easy target for late-show jesters and naysayers, those who let off the gas a little will find NASCAR to be a complex competition that combines human ability and mechanical engineering. Seriously.

The hero in the exit row - Justin Boron

Bound by duty and fueled with courage from Dan Rather's last broadcast the night before, I stepped up to the plate Thursday morning. My batter's box came in the form of a Delta Airlines Boeing 757 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. I would eventually ascend thousands of feet above the ground before landing at LAX.

Ronnie Jay Moody

Ronnie Jay Moody, 56, of 4139 Coatsworth Drive, Rex, Ga. passed away Thursday, March 17, 2005.

Pets of the Week

Eindy is a 4-year-old, black and white domestic medium-hair. She has been spayed and all vaccinations are current. Eindy is a solitary cat, choosing quiet, out-of-the-way places where she can nap her days away. Eindy does not like other cats, so most of her three years at the Clayton County Humane Society shelter have been spent in a cage. For more information call the Humane Society at (770) 471-9436. Visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org to see other animals available for adoption.

Real life is real messy - Ed Brock

I've come to realize that the problem with artificial reality is that it isn't dirty enough.

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Mel curbs his own 'Passion' - Zach Porter

Today Mel Gibson is re-releasing his bloody film about the death of Jesus Christ in theaters - this time without the blood. The new "recut" version takes out many of the more gruesome moments of torture, with a total of six minutes cut from the original film.

Sutton overcomes obstacles to race on truck series

By Doug Gorman

I can't lose this game

By Doug Gorman