News for Saturday, May 28, 2005


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Confessions of a closet Jedi - Chris Goltermann

The Force is back next week – just in time for one final hurrah.

Fredrica Lee McDonald

Mrs. Fredrica Lee McDonald, 67, of McDonough passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at the Henry Medical Center. Mrs. McDonald was born May 25, 1937 in Lansing, Tenn. to the late William James and Ethel Hulda Hartsworn McDonald. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Earl Earp, Sr. She served her country in the U.S. Army, was a member of Kelleytown Community Church, and had been a people greeter for Wal-Mart in Stockbridge.

Charges dismissed in vandalism case

By Ed Brock

Cheerleaders keep faith in morals

By Shannon Jenkins

Arrest made in teen killing

By Ed Brock

A little advice for my sister and other seniors - Shannon Jenkins

My baby sister graduates this week, and I couldn't be more frightened.

Debbie Cole

Debbie Cole, 39, of Locust Grove, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2005. She is survived by her husband, Alex; daughter, Ashley Cole both of Locust Grove; and father Warren Martin of Holtville, Calif. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Rickman will officiate. Interment Fairview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc. Jonesboro/Stockbridge 770-210-2700.

Many questions leave one answer - Gerry Yandel

Enough is enough already.

Mary K. Patterson

Mary K. Patterson, age 68, of Forest Park, formerly of Lanett, Ala., passed away Friday May 27, 2005 at Christian Ministries Hospice in Riverdale. She is survived by her husband of 50 years Robert Patterson; son, Andrew Patterson, Forest Park; daughter and son-in-law Angela and Rodney Pruet, Pinson, Ala.; grandchildren, Scott and Adam Tyson; sister, Jean McCarley,Valley, Ala.; many nieces and nephews. Mary served on the Clayton County Board of Education from 1978 until 1992 and many other PTA functions. A graveside service will be held Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Sherwood Memorial Park, Jonesboro. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mama, we all love you and we know you are no longer in pain. Horis A. Ward - Parkway Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. 404-366-3522.

'Hello, is this the party to whom I am speaking' - Bob Paslay

In my tiny, cheap apartment, I don't have high speed Internet service and go through the phone line. Many days I just forget and leave the computer hooked up and so my phone line remains busy. But when I think of it, I unplug the computer and hook the phone back up.

Jonesboro's Batia retires

By Doug Gorman

Rapper's arrest a bad omen for the summer - Justin Boron

The full impact of Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane's murder charge is still unclear. But I'm willing to forecast a dark emotional climate around metro Atlanta if Mane is ultimately indicted and incarcerated for a long, protracted murder trial. It would be a tremendous blow to the local rap scene, with sensational hits such as "Icy" and "Trap House" trapped in a box in that weird futuristic-looking compound that is the DeKalb County jail.

Safety stressed for holiday weekend

By Ed Brock

Carl D. Ware

Mr. Carl D. Ware of Riverdale died Thursday, May 26, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Ann Ware; children, Patty Little of Jonesboro, Debbie Steerman of Locust Grove, Eddie Ware of Locust Grove; brothers, Leonard Ware and Glenn Ware, both of Ohio, Tommy Ware of Blue Ridge; 12 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of A. S. Turner & Sons at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 30, The Rev. Lloyd Hunter officiating. Entombment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at A. S. Turner & Sons

More free credit reports available June 1

By Michael Davis

Show me the ivy - Greg Gelpi

While some dream of endless sandy shorelines and others long for thriving metropolises, visions of ivy-covered brick walls have always danced in my mind.

Finding my inner scientist - Ed Brock

It's starting to seem like you can't trust anybody in a lab coat these days.

Letters to the Editor

Congress would be wise to reconsider women in combat

Another Clayton County school vandalized

By Ed Brock

Encountering the counter - Michael Davis

They divide their forces. Both with arms-full of cereal, fruit, various beverages and toiletries. The one in cargo pants and thong sandals sidesteps to her right, craning her neck over a middle-aged man with a basket half-filled with goat cheese é the other half with tofu.

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The skin of my teeth - Rob Felt

It's been nearly an hour of this. My mouth is half open, very dry and laced with a tangy medicinal flavor. Glancing at my watch every 30 seconds doesn't seem to be making the time go any faster, but at this point it's the only form of entertainment I can focus on.