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) a ii Ot)inions & Ideas PAGV. 4 - HOGANSVIX HOME NEWS - au 18, 2002 THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS usps 62o-o4o A (rtn lhblmtton Millard B. Grimes, President Mn HAm PUBLISHEPJADVERTISING DIRF_'roR JOUN KAu. ASSOCIATE PUBLIsrroR RoB FdCHARDS ASSISTANT EDITOR JAYNE GcmngrON B MANAGER Phone (706) 846-3188. Fax (706) 846-2206 P. O. Box 426 Hogansve Georgia 3O23O ! Smoke-Free Eateries ,I Worthy of Applause Wow! Ruby Tuesday has made a bold and courageous move by becoming a smoke- free restaurant. :, Ruby Tuesday opened a new restaurant on Veterans Parkway in Columbus. They . offer the same great food and service, but they do not offer a smoking section. What a , great move on the part of the , ownership. As all of you know, I'm an while. So, even though some- ex-smoker. I smoked for 31 one has even put out a ciga- ! years, but I quit about 19 rette and you're not breath- : months ago for two reasons, ing the smoke, doesn't mean : One, I was diagnosed with it won't affect your breath- ! CPLD and the early stages of hag. Emphysema. Second, my grandson Fki has terribly bad I'M SURE RUBY ! asthma and smoke really Tuesday will lose some busi- aggravates it. ness to smokers, but they will :: Case in point, last Friday most likely make up the dff- night the family went out to ference in non-smokers. I ; eat in a restaurant in know my family will be eat- i Columbus. The restaurant ing there a lot more. ! was packed and there were Unless you've seen first : no seats in the non smoking hand, or had an experience t  section. Had we known this, as I have, you can not under- : we would have probably not stand just how bad smokecan 7 taken the trouble to go be to other's around you. My Dog Catfish, the True the smoking section and poor Eli suffered through it some- would go outside to do it or how.But, we talked about how not do it at all. ; great it would be to have a Believe me, I'm not try- . restaurant that was corn- ing to be critical of smokers, pletely smoke free in after all I smoked for over 30 - Columbus. years. I'm just saying that On Saturday, I picked up smokers should be a little ! the Columbus Ledger- more aware of smoking in a i Enquirer and there was a environment such as a ! story on the front page about restaurant, office budding, : RubyTuesdaymakingitsnew etc. The problem with smok- ! restaurantcompletelysmoke ing in these areas, is you free. never know if someone has a :; health problem that the :. AS AN EX.SMOKER, I smoking might aggravate it know what smokers will say. or complicate a certain con- "There they go, taking away dition. As I said, until my ! our freedom of choice again." health problems and my i That's not true by any means, grandson's asthma came ! If you want to smoke, simply along, I didn't know how my ; get up, walk out the front door smoke could adversely affect and fire up once you're out- others either. side. With my health problem, I'MNOTONEofthoseex- and my grandson's asthma, I smokers that look down on have seen first hand what others for smoking. I know : smoke from someone else's hov hard it is to quit. I'm not cigarette can do. I've seen my surI could have ever done grandson grasp for breath it myself if I didn't have the I after sitting near someone added incentive of possible smoking. It's not a pretty pic- death. However, I would like ture at all. to see as many people as pos- My daughter and son-in- sible quit, because I don law both smoke. However, want them to end up with a they've also seen first hand life-long health problem. what it can do to their child,. There are three things so they don't smoke in their  I've found out since I've quit home, in their cars nor any smoking. One, I feel much other place that the smoke better. Two, my food tastes can hang around. One of the much better. And three, you things all of us have learned, never quit wanting a ciga- with someone with asthma or rette. Every once in a while another lung disorder, the the desire to smoke becomes pollutants produced by the so strong for me, but I prom- smoke hang around for a ise you I'll never go bacL It's going to sound like I made this up, but I promise I didn't. I recently received an inquiry from the good people of Scottsboro, Alabama, regarding their First Annual Catfish Festival. Scottsboro is a lovely river- side village in north Alabam The Catfish Festival will feature arts and crafts and var- ious other activities, such as contests for catfish-skinning and catfmh-gxx)king. People are expected to come from as far away as Haleyvflle and Boaz to attend- When I saw the date on the letter, I realized I had another commitment and couldn't pos- sibly appear in Scottsboro. Then I read further and real- ized it wasn't me they wanted in Scottsboro, it was my dog. MY DOG, A BLACK lab, is named Catfish. I'm not sure why I named him that. It just seemed a great name for a dog. Certainly better than some- thing like Buster, Rattler, Old Bullet or Blackie. I have written often of Catfish. Once, I wrote how he drinks out of the toilet. A woman wrote me back and said, "Of all things. Only riffraff doesn keep the lid on their toilet shut." I closed all the lids on the toilets. Catfish learned to lift them with his nose. I have also written of cat- fish's continuing fruitless pur- suit of the hundred thousand or so squirrels in my yard and how intelligent he is to awak- en me at 6:30 in the morning when the guy comes to steal onr garhage agai00 "We would love to have your dog Catfish as a special guest at the festival," the let- ter said- "He will he introduced at noon at the Goose Pond Amphitheatre." I talkedit over with Catfish, and he wants a shot at this. "It could be my big break," he said. 'Tassie was discovered doing tricks for quarters on a Hollywood street comer." I HAVE GIVEN my okay for Catfish's first public gig. His Aunt Louise is going to accompany him to Scottsbo. I have warned Catfish about certain things he cannot do while  in public. We know what one of these things is. It nearly ruined the carer of UGA, the bulldog mascot of the University of Georgi "I wouldnl do Catfish- 'e that menL" I also cautioned watch whom, he sniffs, not to try to eat ! and, by all any cars. He caught one once mother ever felt this excited- BY SPECIAL NEWS IS CARRYING COLUMNS BY THE LATE GRIZZARD, BY MORELAND, AND MOST WIDELY READ WRITER BOOKS AND TAI PRODUCTIONS, p.o. BOX GA 31118-1266 BOOK WlDF_. Why Don't Men Just Believe the While watching the news the other morning, the report came that a great discovery had been made. Somewhere, (I do not recall where) a human skull was found and claimed to be one of the greatest finds that would give scientists more insight into the origin of man. The scien- tific community claimed this skull was in the neighborhood of seven million years old. Although this made news today, this kind of excitenfent is not new. . Some of the "great dis- through the line and plaoe our I always tried to be a :' order. It's just not good for polite smoker. I would ask coveries" of long ago include li tob-th smoke. iose near file flit :.: untthe Anyway, we bad to sit in for me to smoke, ff they:l!ad : stat:_.efore :telescope a problem with the smoke, I '  was inverited in the seven- teenth century, scientists considered the number of stars to be pretty much set- fled: Ptolemy gave the num- ber as 1,056, Tycho Biahe recorded 777 and Kepler counted 1,00S. As time passed and with the technological advances of the day astronomers today tell us there are well over I00 bil- lion stars in our own galaxy. With the thought that there are probably billions of galax- ies like our own, most astronomers now agree that it is humanly impossible to count the stars; an admission that would not be heard of a few centuries ago. If only these scientists would have paid attention to the Bible, they would have read in Jeremiah 33:22, "As the hosts of heaven cannot be num- bered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I mul- tiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me." The Bible revealed centuries ago that the stars could not be num- bered. We must understand that the Bible is not a science book, it is God's revelation to man the Lord Jesus; howev- er, the scientific data referred to is absolutely accu- rate. Tell me please, why won't man just believe the Bible? Let us consider also the ancient theories of how the earth was held up. The ancient myths of Arias car- tying the world on his back, the ancient thought of the world resting on the back of a large turtle have all been laid to rest in our modern sci- entific world. We all know that the Earth is suspended in space on nothing, only held 50years in place by what we know as gravity. Yet, if men would have only paid attention to the Bible, they would have read in Job 26:7, "He stretcheth body. On December 14, of George performed that America's first would have believed Bible, they the life of the flesh is blood. The point I am make is, ff men would believe the Bible know that, God created the the earth." They would i know that on the sim outthe north  empt :: ereate0 = place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing." We can find other instances in scripture where scientists of long ago would have been spared of such ludi- crous statements if only they would have believed the Bible. Allow me to share something from the medic community of years ago gone by. In times past there was the medicalprocedure known as blood letting. This proce- dure was thought to rid the body of harmful sickness through the procedure of draining the blood from the THE HOAsvn.LE HOME NEws is published weekly by the Star-Mercury Publishing Company. a division of Grimes Publications, at  I Roosevelt Highway, Manchester, Georgia 31816. USPS 620-040. Subscription rates by mail: $18 in Troup, Harris or Meriwether Counties; $26 a year elsewhere. Prices include all sales taxes. Periodical postage paid at Hogansville, Georgia 30230. Fort stscp, wrm call (706) 846-3188 or write to Cimulation Manager, Star Mrcury Publications, P. O. Box 426, Manchester, Georgia 31816. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to P. O. Box 426, Hogansville, GA 3.30. SVAVV Publisher and Advertising Director ............................................................... Mike Hale Associate Publisher and Editor ........................................................ ,. John Kuykendall Business Manager ................................................................................ Jayne Goldston Assistam Editor ...................................................................................... RcbRichardson. StaffWriters ......................................................................... .Bryan Geter, Billy Bryant Assistant Advertising Manager .................................................................. Laurie Lewis Advertising Sales ........................................................................................  Composing ................................................................. Dewayne P-lowers, Vafinda Ivery Circulation Manager .................................................................................... Judy Crews Legals ...................................................................................................... Jayne Goidston Pressroom Manager ........................................................................ Wayne Grochowski Pressroom ........................................ David Boggs, Larry Colleges, Shannon Atkins CommiTS Ocv, as President ............................................................................................. Millard B. Grimes Vice President .................................................................................. Charlotte S. Grimes Secretary ......................................................................................... .Laura Grins corer  Treasurer. ...................................................................................... Kathy Grimes Garre Legal Counsel and Assistant Secretary .............................................. James S. Grimes Om|m Sm Darwin himself there was no form or the famous link." Time after time Bible has proven itself true and it to he. Just understand Bible will always absolute truth. Also stand that in no way to judge the Bible by tific standards, but we judge scientific the Bible. Romans forbid: yea, let God but every man a liar, written.." AT I,,UUWAY Intl00 Herald conducta : Ot local oplnlon on cKefauvor, Harriman, Kerr or any Demoo-at us.ll am l-ted as Democratic nominee for dent of the United States you consider voting n Novembe . es readers had on the form was, =It's none of business how I vote.") Summer school City Extended School got off to a great start weeks ago with a fine young people attending centers 7 Say what? "Southern ical leaders are hard at without the aid of the Research Dertment of Experiment Station Expedrnent, Georgia, on dunng the summer and early of this year that will money crop of prosperity influence for the south country as a whole four years..." *County offloer Tuesday: "d. Otis coun00 nent Troup County as a result of a heart the city-county hospital LaGrange at about 6:30 Tuesday morning." Except for "For the most schedule is followed each ( with the exception of