News for Thursday, September 22, 2005

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World Briefs

Diplomats bid Wiesenthal farewell in service

Police Briefs

Police searchfor man accused of selling drugs

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Baseball

People Briefs

Tyra Banks proves breasts are not implants

Delta retirees pay big price for bankruptcy

In a former life, I was entrusted with the responsibility of dealing with the public on behalf of my company, Southern Bell and later BellSouth. Getting the trust and confidence of my management was a long and arduous task. There were many stressful days, a lot of weekends in the office and bulging briefcases in between. I took my role in the company seriously. BellSouth expected a lot from its employees and from its managers; it required near perfection. Make a couple of bad decisions, and there was always someone waiting in the wings to take your job and your parking space.

Linder signs book for Massachusetts governor

Book signings are one thing, but when the governor of Massachusetts asks for your autograph, that may be something else.

New memories for Berkmar

Apparently I struck a chord with at least one Berkmar fan, who left a voice mail for me this week regarding the Patriots' football history.

Letters to the Editor

Shame on feds for disgraceful response

Prep roundup: Broncos' Alt throws one-hit shutout

SNELLVILLE - Karla Alt threw a one-hit shutout, leading Brookwood to a 2-0 win over Mill Creek in the Brookwood Invitational on Wednesday.

Nation Briefs

Peace activist's anti-war campaign arrives at CapitolWASHINGTON - Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan on Wednesday pledged to ''force change to happen'' during protest speeches outside the White House and Capitol.

Democrats' security plan should make GOP sweat

Cal Thomas

Business Briefs

Oil prices jump as Rita nears

Lola Maddox

Miss Lola Ethel Maddox, age 81, of Pendergrass, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2005, after a brief illness. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson has charge of arrangements, 706-367-5467.

George Thomas

George “Jack” Wilson Thomas, age 68 of Statham, GA, died September 20, 2005. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home of Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Nellie Porter

Mrs. Nellie Puckett Porter, age 99, of Buford, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2005. Service and arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...