News for Sunday, October 11, 2009

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Darrell Huckaby - 10/11/09

So there I was - sitting in front of 400 of Savannah's finest citizens, enjoying one of the most elaborate meals I had ever been served. Seared scallops, oxtail soup, poached shrimp, lobster and crabmeat salad - the food was so good and so plentiful that they served a lemon sorbet right in the middle of the meal just to help us get our bearings - and then the main course - braised short ribs of beef with Spaetzle and red cabbage. Dessert was apple strudel with whiskey sauce and French whipped cream.

Strickland Letter - 10/11/09

Sometime in the near future, if you have not already seen one, you'll see a Shriner with a bucket at an intersection taking up money for the Shriners' hospitals and burn institutes. Please drop a donation in the bucket because this is the way that Shriners collect money to help support the 22 Shrine hospitals and the three burn institutes for crippled children.

College football roundup: Tide rolls by Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. - Mark Ingram rushed for 172 yards and a touchdown and No. 3 Alabama stuffed No. 20 Mississippi 22-3 on Saturday.

Rob Jenkins - 10/11/09 Cell phone use exemplifies "New Etiquette"--or not

Is common courtesy on the decline, as many seem to think? Personally, I'm not so sure. I never thought it was all that common to begin with.

Community Calendar - 10/11/09

Oct. 11

Flood maps to remain unchanged

CONYERS - It was decided floodplain maps for Rockdale County did not need to be altered following the devastating floods that submerged some residents a couple of weeks ago.

Rockdale Historical Society to honor Clarence Vaughn

CONYERS - The public is invited to learn of the lasting imprints of a former Rockdale County leader during a tribute program next week.

Logano wins 5th Nationwide race of year

FONTANA, Calif. - Joey Logano avoided a late-race collision and held off Brian Vickers to win the NASCAR Nationwide Copart 300 on Saturday at Auto Club Speedway for his fifth series victory of the season and second in two weeks.

Talking the talk: Wilson sees need for bilingual employees

CONYERS - Rockdale County government is in the midst of a customer service initiative, complete with professional classes for every employee. But one elected official wants to make sure language differences are not overlooked in the customer service overhaul.

Dodgers sweep Cards, return to NLCS

ST. LOUIS - Unemployed in August, Vicente Padilla kept the Los Angeles Dodgers going in October.

Pair of aces: Heritage wins second straight area volleyball title

ATHENS - The Area 8-AAAA volleyball championship was played at Clarke Central High School on Saturday, but the road to the title clearly went through Rockdale County.

Porterdale Reunion scheduled for Oct. 24

PORTERDALE - Old friends, long-time residents and newcomers are all invited the 2009 Porterdale Reunion/Festival on Oct. 24.

Golden times Hargis puts on final play before directing hiatus

When Anne Hargis directed her first stage play some 23 years ago, her debut production was Ernest Thompson's family drama "On Golden Pond," which was also adapted into a feature film in 1981.

Kathleen Parker - 10/11/09 WHEN PROGRESSIVES GO RETRO

Virginia women have plenty of reason to feel offended by their state's gubernatorial race, though not because the Republican candidate once wrote a dissertation observing that the American family had suffered as a result of women joining the work force.

Bulldogs stomped by Vols Tennessee gets first SEC win under Kiffin 45-19

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin didn't defeat Florida as promised. He did deliver on another guarantee with a 45-19 win over the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday.