News for Thursday, May 5, 2005


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Baseball hits a feverish pitch - Gerry Yandel

It was with considerable shock and joy that I logged in to find Yandel's Messiah in a tie for first place Saturday.

Runaway from reality, responsibility - Greg Gelpi

The pressure, such tremendous pressure to walk down an aisle, say a couple of words and live happily ever after.

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 – the other half with tofu.

Cyclists, be my guest - Justin Boron

I was driving on a two-lane road and had somehow steered myself into the winding doldrums of cycling land. My car slowed to 20 mph, and I had little recourse against the group of bikers ahead of me.

To be or

not to be

Gang task force makes arrests

By Ed Brock

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Cobras to bite back

By Justin Boron and Ed Brock

Pets of the Week

Tom is a 2-year-old, black and white domestic medium-hair. He has been neutered and all vaccinations are current. Tom was surrendered when his former owner became too ill to care for him. He is a quiet, well-behaved cat. He gets along well with other cats, but does seem to prefer to be alone. For more information call the Clayton County Humane Society at (770) 471-9436. Visit to see other animals available for adoption.


May 5, 2005

Reflections of education past and present

By Greg Gelpi

On strange love and cannibals of the Caribbean - Ed Brock

Through the haze of my sleep-deprived mind, two topics have penetrated and insist on my answer.

Have an opinion? Watch out for spit - Shannon Jenkins

You can't have an opinion these days without someone spitting in your face.

Beall places in top 30 at regionals

From staff reports

Forest Park baseball on the rise - Jeffery Armstrong

With all the negativity that's surrounded Forest Park High School, including the recent shooting death of popular freshman Krystal Williams, there is a silver lining in that school's dark cloud: the 2005 Forest Park baseball team.

Is America on the rise or on the decline? - Bob Paslay

Pardon me while I play Socrates. By that I mean, I am wondering something but I truly don't know the answer. So I will be questioning and out of that questioning may come some enlightenment. This is sincere. I know if any of you have ever been to a seminar in which the moderator is known as the "facilitator" you will look at me askance.

BET changes for the best - Aisha Jefferson

A few weeks ago, I was happily driving to work when I heard some very disturbing news on the radio.

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.