News for Friday, September 9, 2005

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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.

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."

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."

A city changed? Maybe not - Justin Boron

I agreed with a lot of people in New Orleans who said it wouldn't ever happen – that a massive "hurricane would come right up the mouth of the river," as my friend from New Orleans said. Maybe, the reason I agreed with them was just denial. I had grown to love the city so much that I didn't want to fathom the idea of it being destroyed.

Katrina won't kill Big Easy - Ed Brock

They're parading through the French Quarter already.

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 simple way of life is gone - Shannon Jenkins

People are often surprised when I describe the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Letters to the Editor

May God protect all of our soldiers

Relief efforts continue in Riverdale

By Johnny Jackson

Defense could be key in undefeated matchup

By Brian Howard

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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.

Obituaries

September 8, 2005

Rail referendum to wait

By Justin Boron

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.

City concert made collection point for Katrina victims

The city of Jonesboro is making its free Saturday afternoon concert a collection point for donations for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Setting memories in stone

By Ed Brock