News for Tuesday, November 29, 2005

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On being all grown up - Heather Middleton

Sometimes it can be difficult to remember your little sister and brother have grown up just as you have and they don't need 'mothering' anymore.

Killing time until Christmas - Ed Brock

Now that we have that pesky Thanksgiving out of the way we have about four weeks until Christmas.

Staring down the barrel of Christmas - Michael Davis

So here we are. If you're reading this, you likely made it through another Thanksgiving relatively unscathed.

A change of image might be right to order - Jeff Whitfield

Nothing could be worse than waking to find egg – grits, bacon or any other food – brandishing your face or your image.

Bad service is the customer's fault - Rob Felt

Have you received any bad customer service lately? Yes? It's your own fault.

Atlanta is adding more and more jewels to its crown - Bob Paslay

I never understood the saying that you have to run to stay even. But now as I look at things in life I not only understand it but believe it.

Letters to the Editor

School taxes not equitable for those with no children

County, city, state and federal agencies operating under government monies, paid by the citizens of the U.S.A. should be held liable for the blatant abuse of our human civil and constitutional rights.

By knowingly allowing county or other government to force its citizens to pay for someone else child's education in the form of taxes or otherwise. Under the constitution we are guaranteed representation for taxation.

Nowhere is it said we can be forced through loss of our property to pay for someone else child's education. Seems to be a lack of representation.

Especially after we turn 65 and have taken care of our own all these years and now have a hard enough time supporting ourselves. How can this not be a violation of our rights?

These governments should be held liable for these acts.

For example: John Doe makes over $3,000 a month and has six kids but because he rents he pays no school tax.

I'm retired, partially disabled and on a set income of $1,300 a month. My reward for all the assistance I gave my government and for owning my own home is to be forced to pay $100 out of my $1,300 to pay for someone else's childs education.

Although I have none of my own in school.

And, especially be aware if you're represented like I am in Barrow County. I was told my city tax was locked in for at least the next 10 years yet mysteriously my property portion was raised 200 percent this year alone. This is on useless property that is in a flood area and floods out when it rains hard.

This raised my taxes almost another $300. Fixed incomes can't take much of this. Yes, these are the same representatives who allowed some fat cats to get fatter to the tune of almost half a million dollars in the name of religion supposedly. Is this taxation or actually extortion?

It seems Al Capone got away with something similar for a good while before he finally went to prison. I'm sure if I forced someone to give me money by threatening to take something from them if they didn't, I would be in jail.

Candy from strangers - Paul Frysh

Midnight Berry, Warm Winter Toffee, Twista Lime, Mintrigue, Mocha Taboo, Mandarin Mint.

Inmates complain of treatment at Clayton County Jail

By Ed Brock and Justin Boron

Pets of the Week

November 17, 2005

Gambling a sad state of affairs - Justin Boron

The gambling industry was once a sleazy, back alley paradise for brutes, conmen, and thieves. Then, it turned corrupt.

'Photograph' may be a sappy classic - Johnny Jackson

Apart from their usual brunt tenor, the rock band Nickelback finally created some semblance of classic music in their latest album single simply named ‘Photograph'. That is to say that the band, even with the same resonance of past albums and singles, has formulated a tasteful mix of song and music that would otherwise sound trite and frankly annoying.

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Obituaries

November 29, 2005

Man escapes from moving police car

By Ed Brock

Letter to the Editor

November 14, 2005

Christmas festival to benefit Rainbow House

From Staff Reports

High School basketball heats up tonight

By Doug Gorman