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News for Wednesday, September 14, 2005

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Talking with my friend, Cecilia - Shannon Jenkins

When my good friend Cecilia and I call each other our greetings are usually reminiscent of the ending of the movie "The Color Purple."

Internet communications more vital than ever - Rob Felt

In our age of a shrinking globe and a growing dependence on technology there are those who fear a small, uniform world and a massive computer crash.

A soundtrack for sports - Justin Boron

You know that part of a movie, where the acting and the story have built the emotional tone to a boiling point, and then some epic background score ensues to really turn the heat up, climaxing the movie's emotional tempo? It's the part that's kind of supposed to be the tear-jerker.

You don't have to live like a 'refugee' - Chris Goltermann

Tom Petty's song rings true in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. "You don't have to live like a refugee."

Push the bureaucrats aside and let a newsman through - Bob Paslay

If you cut off your leg using a chainsaw in front of a bureaucrat, he would run around in a panic, yelling, "Which form do I use, the blue form or the pink form."

Noodle index no secret - Michael Davis

A Thai newspaper recently reported that one of the country's more unusual, but effective, economic indicators is known as "Mama Noodle."

Letters to the Editor

Time for a change in Washington

Student-athletes recognized as role models

By Johnny Jackson

Obituaries

September 13, 2005

The best and worst of humanity - Johnny Jackson

The best and worst in humanity are necessary compliments. Rather the best and worst of humanity effectively compliment each other.

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A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another - Aisha I. Jefferson

I really want to be a better person.

Bell reorganization to be eased in

By Justin Boron

Riverdale Middle School rolls past Jonesboro, 22-0

From Staff Reports

Pets of the Week

Bonsai is a one year old, chocolate point Siamese. He has been neutered and all vaccinations are current. Bonsai's time had run out at Animal Control when the humane society found this beautiful boy. He is a sleek, gorgeous example of the Siamese breed. He is extremely quiet and mild mannered, and loves being around people. He does not mingle with other cats at the shelter, but he does tolerate their presence with no problem. For more information about how to adopt Bonsai, please call Clayton County Humane Society (770) 471-9436. Visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org to see other animals available for adoption.

Home to hurricane country - Ed Brock

The highway south to Mobile was clear of physical damage, but more than a week after the storm there were still signs that we were heading into Hurricane Katrina country.

Church celebrates 50 years of service

By Johnny Jackson

Don't mess with Texas

By Brian Howard

'Streetscape' project broken into phases

By Ed Brock

State committee to hear rail debate

By Justin Boron