News for Thursday, October 20, 2005

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Short distance from Toledo to Baghdad - Ed Brock

I know it may seem a little like a cheap shot to draw this connection, but here it is.

And a pitcher will lead them ... - Doug Gorman

There's an old baseball adage which goes something like this: “Good pitching beats good hitting anytime.”

Snap, crackle, pop goes technolust - Rob Felt

Inside the box was another box, which was full of individually wrapped boxes. As each one unfurled and took its first look around, the promise of crystalline surround-sound echoed through the room... the room... the room...

Barbecue to raise funds for Boys & Girls Club

By Ed Brock

Bottle bomb not terroristic - Justin Boron

The old exploding bottle trick – I love it, and luckily no one was seriously injured. It works out to be a laughable prank in my book.

Letters to the Editor

Breakthroughs give women more options when facing disease

As a plastic surgeon practicing in Atlanta who regularly works with breast cancer survivors and those at risk of the disease, I strongly urge support of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by reminding the women you love to schedule regular cancer screenings.

A response to mayor's comments

To the editor:

Pets of the Week

Hemmi is a one and a half year old domestic shorthair orange tabby. He has been neutered and all vaccinations are current. Hemmi is a polydactyl (has extra toes), and it is believed that polydactyl cats bring good luck to the homes in which they live. He is extremely playful, and very loving and affectionate with people. However, he has an extreme dislike for other cats, so he should likely be an "only cat." Due to his inability to get along with other cats, Hemmi's days at the humane society shelter are spent in a cage, so it is imperative that he find a permanent home soon. For more information, please call Clayton County Humane Society a (770) 471-9436 Visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org to see other animals available for adoption.

Citizens not allowed to speak

To the editor:

Commission to consider courthouse security change

By Justin Boron

Esther Smith Moore

Esther Smith Moore, 91, of Southern Shores, North Carolina passed away Oct.14 at Outer Banks Hospital.

Lady Cardinals capture fourth straight area volleyball title

From Staff Reports

Seniors lead Jonesboro into state softball sectionals

By Doug Gorman

Funeral set for Clayton officer

By Ed Brock

An afternoon in McDonough Square - Johnny Jackson

Eastbound on Georgia Highway 20/81 follows the road to what locals called ”McDonough Square.“

Wireless Internet service fires up at local library

By Justin Boron

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Life is so unsettling now - Bob Paslay

It is indeed an unsettling time in America. The president's approval rating is down to 39 percent. Asked if the nation is going in the right direction, only about a fourth of those responding said we are. The natural disasters keep mounting. This nation, which should be figuring out how to balance our budget, is having to spend billions on the Iraq war and on helping rebuild the hurricane ravaged coast.

What am I doing, where have I been? - Michael Davis

So this is Friday. And what have I done?

Niece damages Super's car, taxpayers may foot bill

By Justin Boron

My child - the ”genius“ - Chris Goltermann

We are a society of chest thumpers, rah-rahers and ”We're No. 1“ finger-pointers. And it's enough to make one sick.