News for Sunday, September 13, 2009

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United Way fundraiser feels economic pinch

CONYERS - Of all the economic indicators, local United Way organizers hope the one that involves cole slaw and pulled pork bucks the trend this year.

Actress stars in horror film

Conyers native Kristyn Sammons moved to Los Angeles two years ago to build a career as an actress in film and television, but her biggest break so far occurred in Atlanta before she even headed West.

Quarles Letter - 09/13/09

You know, today I watched as the news talked about the anniversary of 9/11. Even though it was eight years ago, it still feels like yesterday when I see video footage of the planes as they crashed into the towers. Knowing now how many died and were injured that day and how many have died since trying to keep it from happening again, I think about all that has happened in America and the world since that day.

Rob Jenkins - 09/13/09 Living an environmentally-friendly lifestyle is harder than it sounds

If you're wondering who's been hogging all the Earth's resources, well ... that would be me.

Tiger builds commanding lead at Cog Hill

LEMONT, Ill. - Tiger Woods dropped his 3-wood in disgust after his first tee shot Saturday sailed left into the bunker for another sloppy bogey. Four hours later, he finished off his best round of the year to build a seven-shot lead in the BMW Championship.

In record time: Kimitel, Cherobon break Fuzz Run marks

COVINGTON - New records were set Saturday in the 26th Covington Fuzz Run with Kirchirchir Kimitel of Kennesaw and Janet Cherobon of Rome winning the men's and women's races.

Falcons start bid to change team history

ATLANTA - The Falcons have one of the NFL's rising stars at general manager, a coach coming off a brilliant rookie season and a young quarterback who looks as though he'll be the starter for the next decade or so.

Kathleen Parker - 09/13/09 WHAT WAS ALL THE FUSS ABOUT?

Just when you thought things couldn't get any stupider, schools across the nation decided to censor President Obama's speech urging kids to work hard because "being successful is hard."

Nadal wins, makes Open semifinals

NEW YORK - Rafael Nadal has no way of knowing how his aching stomach muscles will feel when he plays in the U.S. Open semifinals.

Community Calendar - 09/13/09

Sept. 13

Conyers-based actor lands supporting role in 'Lynch Mob'

Conyers-based actor Nelson Bonilla well remembers the most critical 40 minutes of his entertainment career.

Owners: Sign law needs to change Businesses not happy with temporary fix

CONYERS - Planners may have granted a little wiggle room in the past disputed commercial sign ordinance, but the Rockdale County business community seems to think the lax in the law still isn't enough.

Last race of summer

McCann leads Braves to 7-6 victory

ST. LOUIS - Brian McCann hit a two-run double in the top of the ninth and the Atlanta Braves held on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6 on Saturday afternoon.

Schools ask for tax note RCPS needs loan to cover expenses

CONYERS - As a result of the down economy, Rockdale County Public Schools is making a move that it hasn't made in about seven years.