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Yarbrough: Rap meets Wreck at Grant Field

On Thursday evening, Nov. 1, Georgia Tech, my third favorite team in the whole wide world (UGA is first, anybody playing Tech is second, you can figure out the rest) meets Virginia Tech at Grant Field in Atlanta.

January 03, 2008 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Chambliss discusses PeachCare, water, war

Sen. Saxby Chambliss called the other day to update me, and you, on a number of issues currently ricocheting around Washington, including continued federal funding for the State Children's Insurance Program, known in Georgia as PeachCare.

January 03, 2008 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


King: Grow economy or happiness?

When backed into a corner, global warming skeptics admit that yes, it is getting hotter, and yes, human activity has something to do with it, but they still insist that taking steps to halt climate change would cost too much.

Regulating automotive emissions or mandating pollution controls at coal-fired power plants would jeopardize the economy.

January 03, 2008 | Joan King | Community columnists


Shipp: Georgia burned up over water

I have seldom seen so many people hot about water. Almost overnight, water conservation ranks right up there with banning gay marriages, abolishing the IRS and stopping the spread of children's health care as leading topics for fist-shaking argument.

January 03, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Community columnists


King: Mankind must avoid war at all cost

War is a disease to which humanity falls prey. By its very nature war is destructive, dehumanizing and an unmitigated evil, yet we succumb to it over and over again.

January 03, 2008 | Joan King | Community columnists


Yarbrough: A beautiful child needs your prayers

If you have tuned in to see who is going to get sledge-hammered this week, the answer is no one.

January 03, 2008 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Nichols: I hereby bequeath to all my ethical will

Recently, as I was being trained as a volunteer for Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, I was introduced to the idea of making an ethical will. Here is my draft ethical will.

January 03, 2008 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists


Nichols: Afghanistan plays Vietnam role again

In January 1980, I took a group of college students on a study tour of the Soviet Union. While we were in the air over the Atlantic, President Carter announced that the United States would not participate in the Olympics scheduled to be held in the USSR that summer. He did this in protest of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in late 1979,

January 03, 2008 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists


Nichols: Reflecting on a journey of eight decades

Though it is difficult for me to accept, I turn 80 this month, having been born in 1927, exactly 80 years back.

January 03, 2008 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists


Guest column: Falcons bring smiles to Challenged Child kids

For nearly 35 years, United Way has enjoyed a partnership with the National Football League making it the longest running sports and charity collaboration in history.

January 03, 2008 | By Jackie Wallace jwallace@unitedywayhallcounty.org | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Reflections on Iraq, two years later

It has been two years since my trip to Iraq to see the war through the eyes of Georgia's 48th Brigade Combat Team located in the aptly named "Triangle of Death," south of Baghdad. The longer I am away, the scarier it seems.

January 03, 2008 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Random thoughts from a ‘moran’

Lordy, I upset some Georgia Tech fans a couple of weeks ago by poking fun at their all-night Welcoming Event and Brand Alignment hootenanny on Nov. 1. One reader told me that students no longer use slide rules at Tech, as I had implied. I suppose that means they've also given up the T-Squares they used to wear on their belts like pistols.

January 03, 2008 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


King: A dual lesson in free speech, press

I have been writing for The Times for more than seven years. It has been a good relationship, and they have never refused to publish anything I sent, nor have they made more than minor edits, but there is always a first. The Times decided that my column for Sept. 25 was offensive, and they pulled it.

Interestingly enough, this was one day after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, spoke at Columbia University. There are several issues at stake here, and freedom of speech is just one of them. For the record, I believe Columbia University was right to ...

January 03, 2008 | Joan King | Community columnists


Shipp: Don’t be shocked if Nichols walks

Don't be surprised to look up one day soon and see Brian Nichols a free man, playing golf with his lawyers at the Capital City Club. Or you might spot him tooling through Buckhead on a Harley with O.J.

January 03, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Community columnists


Oglesby: Columbia was right to invite Iran's leader

Count me among those who thought -- and still think -- it was worthwhile in our free, democratic society for Columbia University to invite Iran's mystifying president to speak while attending a session of the United Nations.

January 03, 2008 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


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Yarbrough: How I learned to accentuate the positive

The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week's column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way.

September 20, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: Yes, spare the rod; don't hurt the child

I don't pay a lot of attention to football. Even though I was a proud Red Elephant during the heyday of Bobby Gruhn and Tommy West, I just never caught the fever. Four years at the University of Alabama during the reign of Bear Bryant did nothing to pique my interest. Since I married a man whose football apathy mirrored my own, there was never an incentive to learn or follow the game.

September 19, 2014 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Crawford: Parties fight battle of the ballot

In our system of government where citizens elect those who will make the decisions for them, voter registration and the casting of ballots are the fundamental elements of democracy - the blocking and tackling, to use a football analogy.

September 17, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Yarbrough: College helps fuel Dalton’s rebound

Remember the story of "The Little Engine That Could?" That could well describe the city of Dalton, a town of some 34,000 nestled in the corner of Northwest Georgia not far from the Tennessee line.

September 13, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Crawford: In politics, the camera never blinks

When George Orwell first coined the phrase "Big Brother is watching you," he knew what he was talking about.

September 10, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Our money goes for a boondoggle

It has been just over two months since I wrote a column about Georgia Power, the Public Service Commission and the construction of two additional nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle. I can hear President Ronald Reagan's voice now: "There you go again."

September 09, 2014 | Joan King | Community columnists


Yarbrough: September’s song describes the fall ahead

Can it be? Is it September already? One of my favorite tunes, "September Song," was written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for a Broadway musical in 1938 called "Knickerbocker Holiday." The lyrics could apply today to the current political season in Georgia - "For it's a long, long time from May to December, but the days grow short when you reach September."

September 06, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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