News for Wednesday, January 2, 2008

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Lightning strikes

Staff Photo: Robert Porter

Temple leads Missouri to win with 4 TDs

DALLAS - Colorful confetti flip-flopping around him, fans in black and gold chanting his name, Tony Temple and his Missouri teammates were basking in a terrific ending to a magical season.

Mark Shields - Friday morning quarterbacks from Iowa

On the night of Jan. 3, 2008, two major national events will take place. In New Orleans, Ohio State will play Louisiana State University in the national championship football game, and across the state of Iowa, the first-in-the-nation contest to nominate the major party nominees for president will be held. If the past is precedent, the college football game will result in a single winner, while the Iowa caucuses will manage to produce multiple "winners":

Daniels presents cool jazz concert

Because of Rockdale County resident Derwin Daniels' early training as a drummer, rhythm plays a key role in his writing, performing and recording.

Nonprofit forms to raise funds for park

COVINGTON - A new nonprofit organization has been formed with the task of raising money for a community park to be located behind the Newton County Library.

USC powers over Illinois

PASADENA, Calif. - The loose balls? Southern California came up with them. Those crazy plays? They all went USC's way, too.

Counterfeit gift cards case moves forward

CONYERS - Three men who were arrested after a bank teller became suspicious of their cash deposits have been bound over to Superior Court on multiple charges following a hearing Friday afternoon in Magistrate Court.

Belated gift Soldier returns home from Iraq for the holidays

COVINGTON - The Gould family received a late Christmas present Saturday - Seth Gould returned to his Covington home after being in Iraq since March.

Water department budget up for review

CONYERS - Following a troubled year, Rockdale County officials will emphasize efficiency and capital improvements at a public hearing Thursday to review Rockdale Water Resources' proposed 2008 budget.

Events 1-2-08

Wednesday

Ainge leads Tenn. to win

TAMPA, Fla. - Phillip Fulmer stepped up to the podium and graciously accepted the Outback Bowl trophy.

Bowled over Wolverines have bigger bite

ORLANDO, Fla. - Lloyd Carr went out a winner.

Red Raiders overcome 14 point deficit

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Alex Trlica kicked a 41-yard field goal with 7 seconds left to give Texas Tech a 31-28 come-from-behind victory over No. 21 Virginia in a wild Gator Bowl on Tuesday.

Bill Shipp - Coming soon: Sonny and Romeo

I can feel it: 2008 is going to be a year of superlatives, not all of them good.