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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...

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Thursday February 17, 2005 12:04 am EST
After AirTran Airways announced last week it would plaster Sir Elton John's mug on the side of more than 20 Boeing 717s to promote the launch of in-flight XM Satellite Radio, we at CL figured we'd nominate the next face of AirTran: DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones. (If you doubt Jones is all that famous, just ask his attorney, Dwight Thomas, who declared in December: "The CEO is a political... | more...

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Thursday February 17, 2005 12:04 am EST
Missing the mark on Bush, Sonny, Dean and MLK | more...

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Thursday February 17, 2005 12:04 am EST
Planned Parenthood of Georgia will host a "Real Life Deserves Real Talk" workshop Sat., Feb. 19, to discuss alternatives to abstinence-only curricula and to help parents learn how to talk to their children about sex. Planned Parenthood estimates that 61 percent of high school students have been sexually active before they graduate and that Georgia has the sixth highest teen pregnancy rate in... | more...

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Thursday February 10, 2005 12:04 am EST
Most Americans laughed off as a conspiracy theory the mysterious bulge jutting from President Bush's suit during the first presidential debate last fall. But some folks are still taking the bulge very seriously. Reporter Dave Lindorff puts a new twist on the old lump in "The Emperor's New Hump," published in the most recent issue of Extra!, the magazine for media watchdog group Fairness &... | more...

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Thursday February 10, 2005 12:04 am EST

By last weekend, Howard Dean had locked up enough of the 447 votes within the Democratic National Committee to all but assure his ascendancy to party chairman. While the ballots won't officially be cast until Feb. 12, Dean's competitors dropped out in the wake of his surge.

Dean's coronation on Saturday will be a tad ironic, considering his candidacy for presidency last year was based in no...

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Thursday February 10, 2005 12:04 am EST
A fundraising party, "A Cure for the Soul," will be held Fri., Feb. 11, to benefit the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia. The foundation helps improve the quality of life for sickle cell victims and conducts research on the disease, which currently affects 72,000 people and has no cure. Hosted by former V-103 DJ Porsche Foxx, the benefit will feature R&B artist Javier and a variety of hors... | more...

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Thursday February 10, 2005 12:04 am EST
Much debate has centered on the look and impact of Midtown's proposed 14th Street bridge, which will replace the current bridge spanning the I-75/85 Connector. Attend an open house Tues., Feb. 15, to learn about the compromise reached between the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Midtown Alliance Executive Committee, a neighborhood group. The bridge's original blueprint was rejected... | more...

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Thursday February 3, 2005 12:04 am EST
The Georgia Citizen's Coalition on Hunger and the National Organization for Women will organize the 25th annual Poor People's Day on Wed., Feb. 9, and Thurs., Feb. 10. The event mobilizes citizens to call for the economic justice for all Georgians. The Citizen's Coalition and NOW want people to help fight for the 9 million people across the nation who can't find jobs. Workshops will educate... | more...

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Thursday February 3, 2005 12:04 am EST

Rhonda Davidson, who has lived for six years in Milledgeville's Central State Hospital, the largest mental institution in Georgia, is on her way to leaving the segregated corridors for a more integrated, community-based setting.

On Jan. 13, Davidson's lawyer, Atlanta Legal Aid attorney Sue Jamieson, met with state Division of Mental Health officials to find a place for Davidson to live in...

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Thursday February 3, 2005 12:04 am EST

If, as they say, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, then Georgia lawmakers could be flirting with disaster over various "right to know" legislation.

Rep. Ben Bridges, R-Cleveland, was first out of the gate with his "Baby's Right to Know Act" - known by some wags as the "Whose Yer Daddy" bill - which would require hospitals to ask about the paternity of newborns delivered by unmarried...

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Thursday February 3, 2005 12:04 am EST
Up until two weeks ago, Roger F. Kahn was known as the guy who lost to Bob Barr in the race for a U.S. House seat in 2000. Nowadays, Kahn is referred to as the guy who killed all those hundreds of birds.It started two years ago, when Kahn's neighbors in White, Ga., reported that flocks of birds were "falling from the sky." According to the U.S. attorney's office, Kahn and his ranch manager,... | more...

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Thursday February 3, 2005 12:04 am EST
Last week, CL reported that the DeKalb County Commission shortened the waiting period to euthanize animals at the county pound from five days to three. On Jan. 25, after animal advocates vehemently spoke out against the change (and after CL went to press), commissioners announced they would restore the wait period to five days. Says Heidi Pollyea, one of the animal advocates, "It really shows... | more...

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Thursday February 3, 2005 12:04 am EST

Tricked ya
?Curt Holman: Thanks for your review (Arts, "Expletive delighted," Jan. 27). A correction: In my play "Eos, Daughter of the Dawn," the woman wrapped in a blanket at the beginning is the grieving American mother of a slain soldier, not a covered Arab woman. If you listen closely, she describes being arrested, thrown into a van and locked away behind walls for wanting to wear a T-shirt...

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Thursday February 3, 2005 12:04 am EST
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Thursday February 3, 2005 12:04 am EST
Sympathy, hypocrisy, doom and gloom (of course) | more...

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Thursday February 3, 2005 12:04 am EST
Sympathy, hypocrisy, doom and gloom (of course) | more...

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Thursday January 27, 2005 12:04 am EST

Mother Nature, Father Security and a few rambunctious demonstrators combined to take much of the fun out of the celebrations last week surrounding President Bush's second inauguration. I've attended several inaugurations. This year's was the least enjoyable, thanks to a pre-inaugural snowstorm and security measures that were, in a word, oppressive.

The good part was that the president was...

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Thursday January 27, 2005 12:04 am EST

?In the right mood

Thank you for the most entertaining article about New Jack ("It's not easy being mean," Jan. 20). I am a professional wrestling ring announcer from New York and have had occasion to meet New Jack. He is most interesting and, assuming he is in the right mood, a pleasure to be around.

- Robert B. Rosen, Colonie, N.Y.

Wrong Vibes

Having been in Atlanta for over five years...

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Thursday January 20, 2005 12:04 am EST
Georgia's mortgage fraud cases on the rise - with increasingly vulnerable victims | more...

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Thursday January 20, 2005 12:04 am EST
Our newest columnist positively loathes the Loaf | more...

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Thursday January 20, 2005 12:04 am EST
We found this bad boy on I-75, about 30 miles south of downtown Atlanta. Kind of makes you wonder: If God is responsible for Fox News, for which cable news channel can we thank the Dark Lord? | more...

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Thursday January 20, 2005 12:04 am EST
Georgia Conservancy's Generation Green service group will host a talk Tues., Jan. 25, on the progress of Atlanta's Belt Line. The Belt Line is a proposed 22-mile intown loop of streetcars or light rail linking 40 Atlanta neighborhoods, catering toward bikers and pedestrians, and spurring the creation of greenspace. Ryan Gravel, a Georgia Tech student who came up with the idea for the Belt Line... | more...

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Thursday January 20, 2005 12:04 am EST
Killing Spree | more...

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Thursday January 20, 2005 12:04 am EST

Over the past two months, Friends of Piedmont Park, the nonprofit that's leading the opposition to a six-story, 800-space parking deck in Piedmont Park, has attempted to use the state Open Records Act to wrench records from the city of Atlanta, the Piedmont Park Conservancy and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

The city complied with the request. So did the Conservancy, handing over all of its...

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