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Area Man Convinced He Could Have Been NFL Bust

DES MOINES, IA—Insisting that he possessed the physical and mental attributes to be one of the most disappointing draft picks of all time, local man Keith Parker, 34, was reportedly convinced Thursday that he could have been an NFL bust.

Nation’s Sanitation Workers Announce Everything Finally Clean

‘Please Try To Keep It This Way,’ Say Workers

WASHINGTON—After spending years sweeping and scrubbing across all 50 states, the nation’s sanitation workers announced Thursday that everything was finally clean and asked Americans if they could please keep it that way.
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Atlanta-Area Church To Burn Ceremonially Throughout Olympics

ATLANTA, GA—In a moving display of the Olympic spirit, the First Baptist Church of Atlanta will burn ceremonially throughout the entirety of the 1996 Summer Games. The 950-member church officially began its 17-day burn Friday evening with a dramatic church-lighting ceremony. “Let this church inspire all the athletes assembled here to reach higher than they ever dared to dream,” said William Grommer, U.S. Olympic Committee president. “Each day the flames rise from the First Baptist Church, our Olympic pride grows stronger.” Following Grommer’s dedication speech, Grammy-winning pop superstar Celine Dion sang the official Olympic church-burning theme song, “The Colors of the Congregation.”

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