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Call us today for nmre information. has been linked liver dysfunction. use has also been to the need for liver and has even linked to death. On March 21, 2000, the Federal Food and Drug Administration It was during the depression and Daddy had gone to Atlanta to find work. My Mother's relatives came up with a plan to take me from the home I lived with my step mother and two half broth- ers and deliver me to my blood grandmother, whom I barely knew. What happened to me was somewhat like Elian's experi- ence. With Daddy out of town, my grandmother, my mother's sister and her husband came to our home one day and forcefully took me away from the only security I had ever known. I remember that day as if it was yesterday. Looking back 65 years later, I realize my blood kin was doing what they thought was best for me, but the methods they chose I wanted my moth- er and brothers. No amount of toys could replace their love and companionship... was heartless, just as it was in Elian's case. THIS STORY DOES have a happy ending, however. I lived with my grandmother for the next few weeks. I remember her try- hag to make me happy, but I was miserable. I wanted my mother and brothers. No amount of toys could replace their love artd com- paninnship. Finally, it was decided that I be sent to an Episcopal Boys Boarding School in Virginia that would put me away from the clutches of my family. I remember riding out of Mama's house with my grand- mother and two cousins. My Father was still in Atlanta, but Mama, her father and my two brothers were there. When my grandmother ordered my Mother to get my Rowe Seeks Re,election To Board of Education Sheila Rowe has announced that she will seek reelection to the District Three seat on the Troup County Board of Education. She has represent- ed District 3 for the past seven years and she has served as Vice Chair of the Board since 1997. Mrs. Rowe resides at 1000 Mobley Bridge Road in Hogansville. She is a member of the First United Methodist Church and The Pilot Club of Hogansville. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Troup County Communities- in-Schools. SHE IS A 1997 graduate of Leadership Troup and in 1999 she was selected to participate in the first Georgia School Board Association leadership class,in which she was one of 100 board members chosen statewide. Mrs. Rowe and her husband, Ken, have three daughters - Jodie, a flight attendant with Delta Airlines; Kimberly, 17, who attends Callaway High School and Natie, 10, who Sheila Rowe attends West Side Magnet School. Mrs. Rowe is a Troup County native and a 1969 graduate of Troup High School. She was a legal secretary for 14 years before becoming associated with her husband in the textile manufacturing business. MRS. ROWE IS VERY proud of the many improvements in the Troup County School System over the past seven years. She feels that key among these improvements has been the reading initiative started by the board that has greatly improved test scores. The Character Education curriculum has also had a very positive impact on our school system and children. Technology throughout the sys- tem has been greatly enhanced and is preparing our students well. Also, each campus has been slated for or has received com- plete renovation or new con- struction. When complete, each campus in our county will have comparable facilities which are modern and convenient. MRS. ROWE IS very aware of the continued growth of her district. She believes that strong, visionary leadership is necessary to deal with this growth. She believes that her record has proven that she is that person. She pledges that she will continue to be dedicat- ed to the children of Troup County... + ...... - Brown Announces He Will Seek Fourth Term Jeff Brown announced today that he qualified for his fourth two year term for Representative for District 130 in the Georgia House of Representatives. The area covered by this starts with the Long Cane precinct and comes through LaGrange and covers northern Troup Cotmty including Hogansville. Also he represents three southern precincts of Coweta County including Grantville and Moreland. BROWN SAID, "This is prob- ably the most crucial election in the history of Georgia. High on the agenda for the next two years is redistricting which will be decided by the House and Senate members. It will greatly influ- ence who this state sends to Congress particularly since we anticipate adding possibly as many as two new Congressional districts. It also marks the begin- ning of implementing the very controversial Education Reform bill.While most of us agree that significant reform is needed in public education, this reform must go in a better direction than will otherwise happen. Also, there's the issue of balance of power as the Governor assumes more and more powers previous- Martin Offices in: ATLUTA AND RALEI(;tl Toll Free 1,8OO-662-1234 www.Martinanddones.com ly reserved for the legislature." "1 have been pleased to be a part of a number of positive leg- islative actions in the past six years. Taxes such as the intangi- ble tax and state sales tax on food have been removed. Also, we're in the second year of increasing Homestead Exemptions to $50,000. A key bill that passed two years ago was the Tax Payers Bill of Rights that will stop the past practice of using re-appraisals as a tax increase. Also during this time, the academic standards of the State University Systems have significantly increased which will serve this state well in the years ahead. Crime has been reduced primarily due to tougher sentencing laws passed by the leg- islature. Also during this time, I have attempted to respond to every constituent request regard- less of their party affiliation or income level." FINALLY BROWN says,"In addition to the agenda items ref- erenced above, there are a num- ber of other areas that will receive legislative attention in the next session. There's the continuing issue of the quality and quantity of water that so greatly affects us in West Point Lake. Health care reform is long overdue and my committee and task force accom- plishments should help to improve this. Also, prigate col- leges need to receive fair treat- ment with HOPE Scholarships monies. This will save tax payers significant monies since it costs over $9,000 per student to send a student to the public University System today." During the six years that he has served Brown has been on the Health & Ecology, Human Relations & Aging Committee and the Industry Committee. He feels that these are three very crucial committees that affect con- stituents in numerous ways. He has also been a Deputy Whip, Chairman of the Health Policy Task Force and on the House Republican Policy Committee. PRIOR TO HIS election as a Representative Brown served for four years on the LaGrange City Council. Before that he was Chairman of Troup 2000. He's a member of Rotary, has been an Elder at the First Presbyterian Church, serves on the Hi Tech Task Force, West Point Lake Advisory Task Force and the Industrial Development Authority. Earlier he served on the Telecommunications Committee. Brown was a Business Manager for Milliken. In 1983 he founded Comprehensive Search. He feels his background should bode well for the continuing economic development of LaGrange. Brown is married to Shirley Scott Brown who serves on the LaGrange Zoning & Planning Commission and is President of the Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum. They have a son Greg who is a graduate of LaGrange High School and Presbyterian College. He is a District Manager with the Vecta division of Steelcase in Atlanta. For more information call Jeff Brown at 706-884-3232. clothes together, I was leaving for boarding school the next day, Mama looked at me and asked? "Billy, do you want to go off to school?" With tears in my eyes, I replied, "No, No, No." Mama told my grandmother I would not be going back with her. The only grandfather I ever knew spoke up and said, "You have heard what she said, I sug- gest you leave as quickly as you can." After this, I never had any further problems with my moth- er's people. Not even after my Father died two years later. I found out that Mama had adopt- ed me even before my Father died. THE ONLY WAY I was able to forgive my real mother's rela- tives for what they did to me was Mama's attitude toward them. She always said they meant well, and encouraged me to visit them. I never did until I was grown. What does all this have to do with Elian? Elian knows what he wants to do even though he is only six. I know I did. If he wants to return with his father to communist Cuba, so be it. PARKWAY MOTORS, INC. '96 Eclipse 5 speed, Green, 9,995 unner 5 speed, 4x4, Loaded *14,900 '97 Nissan Maxima SE Loaded, Roof, Auto, Low mileage, 17,900 JJ Whitworth Parkway Motors LaGrange I0082-2990 HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED AUTO LOANS DUE TO YOUR PAST CREDIT HISTORY? GOOD CREDIT. BAD CREDIT, NO 'CREDIT ? !7 CALL TODAY for a quick over the phone qualification. 706-652-1259 1-888-724-2277 TOLL EREE ://