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Wednesday March 9, 2005 12:04 am EST
To commemorate the two-year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, the Georgia Tech chapter of Amnesty International will present retired Gulf War veteran Maj. Kelley Culver on Tues., March 15. Culver spent 23 years in the Air Force and will speak about his personal disapproval of the U.S. government's offensive in Iraq and the "disinformation" he believes is being propagated about the conflict.... | more...

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Wednesday March 9, 2005 12:04 am EST
The Atlanta Community Food Bank will hold its annual Hunger Walk/Run on Sun., March 13, to raise money to feed the hungry. There are both 5K and 10K events, and the course will start at Turner Field and travel through downtown Atlanta. A minimum entry fee of $25 is suggested, and participants are encouraged to solicit donations from family and friends. All participants will receive a... | more...

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Wednesday March 9, 2005 12:04 am EST

A former CL staff writer has filed a federal lawsuit against the newspaper alleging racial discrimination. In the suit, filed in the Northern District of Georgia, Rochelle Renford claims she was terminated "due to her race and in retaliation for her complaints of race discrimination."

Renford was a staff writer at CL for two years and covered education. The suit contends she was "constantly...

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Wednesday March 9, 2005 12:04 am EST

The CEO of ChoicePoint Inc. - the data mining company that mistakenly released the personal information of thousands of Americans to a Nigerian identity thief - recently changed his mind on some privacy issues. Namely, CEO Derek V. Smith now wants to keep his home phone number private.

You'd think Smith would be the last person on earth to stymie the flow of personal information. After all,...

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Thursday March 3, 2005 12:04 am EST
Congress' class of '94 turns on the spending spigot | more...

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Thursday March 3, 2005 12:04 am EST
Long live the new ombudsman - it could be you! | more...

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Thursday March 3, 2005 12:04 am EST
Civil rights activist Connie Curry, a founding member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, which was instrumental in registering African-American voters in the 1960s, will speak Tues., March 8, following a screening of the documentary Silver Rights. The film follows the desegregation of public schools in Sunflower County, Miss. After the screening, Curry will answer questions and... | more...

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Thursday March 3, 2005 12:04 am EST

ChoicePoint is one of the largest distributors of personal information in the world. The company sells its dossiers (it has one on virtually every man, woman and child in America) to insurance companies, businesses conducting background checks, and the federal government.

ChoicePoint also recently sold personal information - including Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, home...

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Thursday March 3, 2005 12:04 am EST
The Atlanta Jaycees will hold a meet-and-greet happy hour at Vine on Thurs., March 3. The Jaycees is an organization of young professionals that participates in community service, business networking, leadership development and social events. Membership is extended to individuals between the ages of 21 and 40. Former Atlanta Jaycees members include the late Congressman Paul Coverdell and former... | more...

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Thursday March 3, 2005 12:04 am EST
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Thursday March 3, 2005 12:04 am EST

There's been much discussion on the topic of "bizarre shapes" lately at the state Capitol, as Republican lawmakers push for congressional reapportionment. The legislators claim their primary goal is not to maximize GOP voting strength, as some have suggested, but to rid the state of districts with "bizarre shapes" that confuse voters.

The problem is, lawmakers are having a hard time settling...

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Thursday March 3, 2005 12:04 am EST

The story of a man named Richard Kral who drank 60 beers so he could piss his way out of the snow that buried his car in a Slovakian avalanche was too good for the AJC to pass up. So the paper ran it - twice.

Too bad it was an urban myth, exposed on www.snopes.com.

The AJC's Julia Wallace, recently named Editor of the Year by Editor & Publisher, wrote readers a lame apology, reprinted here,...

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Thursday March 3, 2005 12:04 am EST

BAGHDAD DOCUMENTARY: WRFG-FM 89.3 and the Atlanta Independent Media Center will screen About Baghdad, a film about Iraqi-American post-war relations. Fri., March 4, 8:30 p.m., at the Little Five Points Community Center, 1089 Austin Ave. Free. For more info, call 404-523-3471.

CRITICAL RESISTANCE: Critical Resistance, a national organization working toward the abolition of the prison system as...

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Wednesday February 23, 2005 12:04 am EST
Author Joseph Chilton Pearce, an expert in the field of brain research, will give a lecture Fri.-Sat., Feb. 25-26, titled "Study of Violence and Transcendence in Developing Children and Adolescents." Pearce is the author of the book The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, in which he examines the philosophy of creative thinking and living. With a background in psychology, anthropology, biology and... | more...

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Wednesday February 23, 2005 12:04 am EST

From the Iraq War's first days, veterans' groups, mental health organizations and some members of Congress have claimed that the Department of Veterans Affairs is unprepared to treat the tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers likely to come back with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a debilitating psychological condition.

A new federal report indicates those fears - which were outlined in a Jan. 27...

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Wednesday February 23, 2005 12:04 am EST
Earlier this month, former Emory student and Woodruff scholar Raymond McKoy filed suit against his fraternity and several of its members, alleging extensive hazing. The suit, filed in DeKalb County Superior Court, claims McKoy was beaten with canes and scalded with hot wax during his spring 2003 pledge with Kappa Alpha Psi, a historically black fraternity. This photo shows the bruising on... | more...

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Wednesday February 23, 2005 12:04 am EST
For showing little regard for the little people | more...

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Wednesday February 23, 2005 12:04 am EST
Park Pride is offering matching grants of up to $500 for Atlantans working to improve local parks. Use the money to build a flowerbed, plant trees, install benches or paint dilapidated buildings. Applicants must be part of a neighborhood group of five or more people, and projects must be located in a park or public greenspace smaller than 60 acres within the city of Atlanta. Note that 12 of the... | more...

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Wednesday February 23, 2005 12:04 am EST

One of the perks of being governor is that you get to give your supporters cool jobs in state government. These range from appointments to the little-known Council on American Indian Concerns to the powerful Board of Regents, which oversees the University System of Georgia.

Most governors have a mixed record when it comes to board appointees. For example, former Gov. Roy Barnes named former...

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Wednesday February 23, 2005 12:04 am EST
Congress' class of '94 turns on the spending spigot | more...

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Wednesday February 23, 2005 12:04 am EST
Last week, state Sen. Vincent Fort, D-Atlanta, went to the Senate well to criticize a comment by Gov. Sonny Perdue that seemed to disparage the Legislative Black Caucus as being preoccupied with political patronage. The next day, Tim Darnell, editor of Bill Shipp's Georgia, a right-leaning online newsletter, offered this dis of the House's 39 black Democrats in an article about House Minority... | more...

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Wednesday February 23, 2005 12:04 am EST
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Thursday February 17, 2005 12:04 am EST
On Jan. 15, April Hadley walked through a tunnel from Lenox Square mall into the MARTA Lenox Station. Somehow, she missed two signs that declare: "Buses Only, Violators Will Be Arrested." Upon entering the station, she saw a MARTA cop and asked for directions. Hadley says it was her first time in the station, and she was confused.Within minutes, Hadley was handcuffed and sent to jail.Hadley, a... | more...

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Thursday February 17, 2005 12:04 am EST

In their rush to limit settlement amounts in medical malpractice suits, several state Senate Republicans swallowed a poison pill Monday, voting to adopt a "tort reform" bill that some lawmakers admit was deeply flawed and could come back to haunt the GOP.

"That'll bite y'all," Sen. Seth Harp, R-Columbus, warned a celebrating lobbyist moments after the adjournment of the day's session, during...

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Thursday February 17, 2005 12:04 am EST
Georgia Tech will host a two-day conference Fri.-Sat., Feb. 18-19, to discuss the current status of human rights, in particular how the War on Terror affects those rights. John Hume, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to find a solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland, will speak on Saturday. Other guests include experts from the Carter Center, Georgia Tech, Planned Parenthood... | more...