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Opinions & Ideas PAGE 4 - HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS 11, 2002 THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS usPs s2o-o4o Millard B. Grimes, Pin,dent MIKE HAm PtmLLSXmR/ADVF.RaaSING D mnvoR JOHN KtKENDALL ASSOCtATE PuBUsm_aorroR RoB RlCrVmDSON ASSLSTAr, rr EDITOR JAYNE N Busmzss MANAGER Phone (706) 846-3188, Fax (706) 846-2206 P. O. Box 426 Hogansvflle, Georgia 30230 People Do Some Crazy Things... Each day while reading my newspaper, I'm amazed at the crazy things people do. Some ofthemarejustmind, while others are just downright scary. Friday, while reading the paper, I couldn help but won- der just how strange some peo- ple are. The first stow I read was about a woman in Phenix City that worked for a loan compa- ny as an assistant manager and took full advantage of her posi- tion. According to the story, the woman made loans totaling $17,143 to fictitious people. She told the police she intended to repay the loans in monthly installments, and according to the story, had paid about $4,000 on the loans. Of course, we all know that making those kind of loans through a loan company had to carry some pretty heavy pay- ments. The woman most like- ly started with a small loan, got by with that and continued to make the loans. Unbelievable! How could anyone think that such a crazy have happened? TO PROVE PEOPI.E just keep doing crazy things, here's another little story you may find amusing. A Phenix City man dressed in only jeans broke into a woman's home last week and demanded the woman hand over the keys to her car, after announcing he was a police officer. According to the stow, he told the woman he need to take her car "downtown." The woman didn buy the story for a moment and as she tried to leave the home, the man kept blocking her exit. Finally, she escaped and made her way to a neighbor's house R couldn't get any crazier... ANOTHER STORY caught my eye was about a woman in Cobb County that was arrested with five counts of deprivation of a minor after leaving her children along in a Van. According to the stow, a Cobb County police officer was on routine patrol when he noticed a van in a grocery store parking lot with five children inside. The officer stopped to take a lookand realizedthe chil- dren were left alone in the van in 80-degree heat. The children ranged in ages from sixnaths to four years. While the story did not ay, one would have to assume the van was closed, kr.ked and the air-conditioner was not run- P'lg. The officer waited at the van until a woman returned from the grocery store, which was 20-minutes later. Of course, the officer said he had not way of knowing how long the kids were left in the van prior to his arrival The children were taken into protective custody by the Department of Family and Children Services. After reading the stow, I sat there for a moment in a state of shock. I thought, "I treat my pets better than some people treat their childrerL" Then I thought, can anyone be that negligent or did the woman not realize what cmrid hended and charged with mul- tiple offenses including, but not limited to, burglary, criminal attempt theft by taking, crim- inal damage toproperty, imper- sormting an officer and obstruction. The stupid attempt at theft has the man placed under a $45,000 bond, giving him time to sit at the Muscogee County Jail and con_sider the error of his ways, or at least his stupid- ity and arrogance. ASAWRHF.aR I'vealsohad to cover a number of stories where people did crazy things tm the spur of the moment sim- ply becanse they thought they could get by with it, or som things that would just make you fall over laughing. Here's an example of the latter:. I was covering court in Tmup County once when a judge asked a defeatdant how he p)ed on 20 counts of burgla- ry. \\; The man replied "Guilty/ to some, but not all, Your Honor. I didn do them alL" The judge asked, "You do realize, half or noL you're going away for a long time?" "I know, Judge, but it's the principal of the ruing," the man "said. The judge thought for a minute and he asked, "If you only did half of the burglaries, who did the others?" The nmn turned and point- ed to a man seated in the audi- eace and said, "He did, Judge." THE HOGANSV1LLE HoMg NEws is published weekly by the Star-Mercury Publishing Company, a division of Gdmes Publications, at 3051 Roosevelt Highway, Manchester, Georgia 31816. USPS 620-040. Subscripaon rates by mail: $18 in Troup, Harris or Meriwether Counties; $26 a year elsewhere. Prices include all les taxes. Periodical postage paid at Hogansville, Georgia 30230. FOR suI'RaPIIo call (706) 846-3188 or write to Circulation Manager, Star Mercury Publications, E O. Box 426, Manchesler, Gemgia 31816. Pos-rMAST': Send address chanses to E O. Box 426, Hogansville. GA 30230. STAFF Publil-er and Advertising Directo ............................................................... Mike Hale Associate Publisher and Editor ............................................................ John Kuykendall Business Manager ................................................................................ Jayne CKldston Assistant Editor ...................................................................................... Rob Rich StaffWriters .......................................................................... Bryan Geter, Billy Bryant Assistant Advertising Manager .................................................................. Laurie Lewis Advertising Sales ...................... ; ................................................................. L.inda Lester Composing ................................................................. Dewayne Flowers, Valinda Ivery Circulation Manager .................................................................................... Judy Crewt; Legals ...................................................................................................... Jayne Goldston Manager ........................................................................ Wayne Gr-ochowski Pressroom ........................................ David Boggs, Larry Colleges, Shannon Atldnson President ............................................................................................. Millard B. Grimes VicePresident ............ . ......................................... i ........................... "Charlotte S. Grimes Se, crctary .......................................................................................... Laura Grimes Corer Treasurer. ...................................................................................... Kathy Grimes Garrett Legal Col and Assistant Secretary .............................................. James S. Grimes "4 Where Does All That Fat Go? In the wake of the astound- ing news that television star Oprah Winfrey has lost 67 pounds and actually can squeeze into a pair of jeans *hat didn't come from a tent and awning company, there's some- thing I've often wondered about: When a person loses weight, where does the weight go? It has to go somewhere doesn't it? I have a few theories in this area, and I will share them with you in hopes of perhaps gain- ing some enlightenment. One thought I've had is that when a person loses weighL it evaporates up into the atmos- phere somewhere. We worry about acid rain and losing the ozone layer, but what about all that fat that may be up there ff my theory is cor- rect? Is there in fact a danger that Americans are losing so much weight these days the accumulated fat might all cling together up in the heavens and eventually block out the sun? Oprah lost enough weight by herr#If to block out several Ohio cities, not to mention all of Dade County, Florida. Okay, so all that lost weight doesn go into the atmosphere. But is it still around somewhere lurking in hidden places wait- ing to jump on somebody else? I gained alot of weight dur- ing my college days. I went from a 140-pound high school senior to a 200-pound college junior. At first doctors thought I had swallowed a Volkswagen Beetle. However, that turned out not to be true. I also hadn changed my diet that signifi- cantly, so all that weight must have come off another pexsov_ It is interesting to note that I sat nextto a large girl in histo- ry class my sophomore year of college. She came back as a junior quite petite, and there I was, a blowfislx I eventually took off all that extra ht, and my body regained the slim, athletic like form it has today. During the time I was los- ing my weight, a neighbor gained 30 pounds. Was that merely a coineidemm? All that dieting and exer- cising people do today could be a little stupid ff this particular theow of mine is correct. You could be leaving the henlth dub aft-a and run into some homeless fat. Just like that you wouldn't be able to get your leotards any higher than your ankles. My final theory ing weight is sort of like birtk Oprah V(mfrey lost pounds. Does that mean somewhere there's a little pound Oprah clone with gay porn stars? And what Oprah eventually puts on a of weight and then sheds If this finue, in Oprah Wlnfreys, and aren't enough cable handle that many. BY NEWS IS CARRYING COLUMNS BY THE LATE GRIZZARD, WHO GREW 1 BY MORELAND, ANI MOST WIDELY READ WRITER OF HIS TIME` PRODUCTIONS, P.O. BOX A'H.ANTA, GA 31118-1266 AND WIDE. Is It Gay Pride or Is It Perversion Just a few weeks ago, we saw the television news cover an event that has been the source of much controversy in our countW in recent years. I realize that many reading today may sorely disagree with me, and that is your right. When I tell you the sub- ject today, before you put the paper down in disagreement, I only ask that even if you dis- agree, that you listen with an open mind. The event to which I refer was the Gay Pride weekend in Atlanta As I saw pieces of turbed ............ My heart was disturbed that the TV news would broadcast such as if to con- done such behavior and my heart was disturbed at the satanic delusion these people are living under. Before you declare me homophobic, a hatemonger, or any other such name, just let me say that I am neither scared of nor do I hate the homosexual. I do, however, hate the sin of homosexuality and I do hope and pray that the eyes of such individuals will be opened to the truth. The reason I write today about such is because of the increasing acceptance of and the increasing apathy toward homosexuality.in our land. Let me first say that the Bible does declare that homosexu- ality (sometimes referred to as sodomy in the Bible) is a sin. Several times over in the Old Testament and yes, even in the New Testament, the practice of men with men and women with women is called a sin. As many already have heard and know, it is called an abomination in the Old Testament (Leviticus 18:22). The New Testament declares it a sin in Romans 1:18-33 and mentioned specifically in verse twenty-seven of that same chapter. I will be the first to admit that sin is sin. In reality there are no big sins and little sins, although sins do carry different conse- quences. I am not angry with any individual but, believe it or not, only burdened at the "The reason I pick on homosexu- ality today is sim- ply because of the Gay Pride week- apathy that our land and even our ehurthes are demon- strafing toward such open sin. It would be just as appropri- ate to write about alcohol, drugs, pornography, gossip, unfaithfulness, or any other thing that could be called sin. The reason I pick on homo- sexuality today is simply because of the Gay Pride weekend where sin was given coverage and acceptance by the news medi The Bible does not teach that some folks were born destined to be a homosexual, any more than folks born destined to a drug addict, or a er. We must understand sin of homosexuality choice as with any other I do not claim to be a reader, a psychiatrist, such as that, but the folks have chosen such lifestyle is relatively Their minds have been ed to the truth b self. The Bible declares that Satan is and that he has blinded eyes of lost men. 2 Corinthians 4:4) Let me conclude by ing that no matter who a the sin, ual. God is willing to anyone who comes to Hi true repentance those who allow me to leave you this thought: then there but if you are wrong, what? Just don't take word for it, search the tures for yourself, seek the truth yourself, then make your decisio 50 Years Ho -"  lal, O tltl tool. Inthe Hom Nnns *This just in: (Wow!H) The Hogansville Council met at the City Hall last Monday night and prernuary work of the Board Assessors and noticed valuations had not except where additions to stn turas have been made. Emmaul Church H 'Cue July 16th at Keith'#" Emmaus Church on the Lone Oak Road will benefit from bat- becue scheduled fd Wednesday, July 16th at AI congregation and friends of the church. One dollar and 25 cents w$ be the charge for a you c eat... *No mgregation breale down to be allowed, Herm - can betther boaoi dOllar that as long as Herm Taimadge is their ml be no breaking regatlon in the state's commo schoo and . *Miss Perkeron direoO choir at First Baptist Mat Perkerson LaGrange College, ischoir dire for of the Rrst Baptist Church "Hogansville for the summ# months. Oooh! How can we mmJ States Rubber Company 00ofRub00,'00 uled to be shown on WLTV, Atlanta, at 7:30 Wednasay, July 16, as ABC's television serk "Prodtx:tkm for Freedom."