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Thursday January 20, 2005 12:04 am EST
103: THE NUMBER OF OUNCES OF 23-KARAT GOLD, MINED IN DAHLONEGA. THAT COVERS THE GEEORGIA CAPITOL'S DOME.?$41,200: THE APPROXIMATE VALUE OF 103 OUNCES OF 23-KARAT GOLD. | more...

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Thursday January 13, 2005 12:04 am EST

Janet Ridgeway opened the Echo Lounge in East Atlanta on Oct. 31, 1998 — but it wasn't until Jan. 8 that she finally took the club's stage.?

Shortly before the genre-bending band Kingsized started its encore of Elvis covers in commemoration of the King's birthday, Ridgeway grabbed the mic and told the sold-out crowd they were watching an even more monumental rock event: the Echo...

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Thursday January 13, 2005 12:04 am EST
Women's lib gives way to female criminals | more...

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Thursday January 13, 2005 12:04 am EST
Product endorsements by DeKalb's celebrity CEO | more...

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Thursday January 6, 2005 12:04 am EST

On Dec. 3, Atlanta City Council adopted a long-awaited "living wage" ordinance that encourages private companies that do business with the city to pay their employees enough to support a family. The hourly living wage, calculated by the city's Department of Procurement, is $10.50 ($12 if the company doesn't provide benefits).

But the ordinance, as passed, is a watered-down version of the...

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Thursday January 6, 2005 12:04 am EST

More than 150,000 natives and tourists are dead. Millions of families are homeless. An untold number of children are orphaned. Entire villages and livelihoods are lost. The toll of the Dec. 26 tsunami is so immense, it cannot begin to be accurately measured. If you want to help, here are some Georgia-based agencies to contact:

CARE: CARE's long-term presence in southeast Asia has allowed the...

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Thursday December 30, 2004 12:04 am EST
College's uncertain future worries alumni | more...

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Thursday December 23, 2004 12:04 am EST
Merry Christmas, Mr. President | more...

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Thursday December 23, 2004 12:04 am EST

On Dec. 17,Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox got a ?surprise eviction notice to vacate her first-floor administrative offices at the state Capitol — not long after the popular politician and highest-ranking woman elected statewide denied overtures to leave the Democratic Party for the GOP, her spokesman says.

Intermediaries of Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue attempted to lure Cox to the...

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Thursday December 16, 2004 12:04 am EST

The wait is over for Avondale Estates residents. On Dec. 13, Avondale Estates city commissioners unanimously voted against the annexation of property on the corner of Memorial Drive and Columbia Avenue. The annexation would've allowed Wal-Mart to build a 200,000-square-foot Supercenter.

The news shocked many residents, considering that the Avondale planning and zoning board had recommended the...

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Thursday December 16, 2004 12:04 am EST

Georgia's average monthly number of background checks for gun purchases in 2003: 16,013

Number of background checks conducted in December 2003, the busiest month of the year: 31,025

Number of gun purchases denied in Georgia in 2003 because of felony convictions, mental health reasons, or domestic violence convictions: 3,272

Number of people suspected of lying on gun purchase...

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Thursday December 16, 2004 12:04 am EST
Attorney general: Conservancy meetings should be open | more...

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Thursday December 16, 2004 12:04 am EST

Twenty-five years ago, I had two small children and almost a full head of hair. My parents and two brothers lived around the corner. I was a partner in a restaurant that had just failed. I was searching for work.

Over the previous few years, I'd become friendly with Debby Eason, the owner of a weekly alternative newspaper. For some reason, I was drawn to call Debby, and we met to discuss a...

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Thursday December 9, 2004 12:04 am EST
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Thursday December 9, 2004 12:04 am EST

Rather than face a pack of riled-up protesters, the board of the Piedmont Park Conservancy decided to close the doors on a Nov. 18 meeting in which members voted on a proposal to build a parking deck in Piedmont Park. Not only did the board close the doors, but it also moved the meeting to an undisclosed location.

The board, in other words, hid.

The protesters, led by state Sen. Vincent Fort,...

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Thursday December 9, 2004 12:04 am EST

Avondale Estates residents, divided over whether a Wal-Mart Supercenter would be a positive addition to the quaint community, will have to wait a little longer to learn whether city officials will allow the development.

On Dec. 2, Avondale Estates city commissioners decided to postpone until Dec. 13 a vote that would let the nation's largest retailer erect a 200,000-square-foot store on the...

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Thursday December 9, 2004 12:04 am EST
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Thursday December 2, 2004 12:04 am EST
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Thursday December 2, 2004 12:04 am EST
Until recently, the north end of Georgia's Cumberland Island was one of the more remote places in the Southeast. Most people could reach it only by foot, and it took a 15-mile hike to get there.Now, however, automobiles will be widely allowed on previously protected parts of the island, due to the work of U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia. Kingston tacked legislation opening the island's roads... | more...

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Thursday December 2, 2004 12:04 am EST

At an abandoned waste shipping depot in south Atlanta, six more human fetuses were found last month, bringing the total to eight. The site, located off Moreland Avenue, is home to about 13,000 containers of abandoned industrial and hazardous wastes.

Southeastern Research and Recovery, a company that was paid up to $1,000 per barrel to collect and dispose of wastes such as lead-contaminated...

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Thursday November 25, 2004 12:04 am EST
A former analyst recalls prior morale problems at the agency | more...

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Thursday November 25, 2004 12:04 am EST
In contrast to a U.S. District Court judge's Nov. 17 decision to deny an emergency injunction to better protect under-age inmates at the notoriously violent Lee Arrendale State Prison, one former Arrendale guard told CL that allegations of widespread rape and other violence are accurate. The guard, who asked not to be named in fear of retaliation by his ex-employer, says he witnessed some of... | more...

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Thursday November 25, 2004 12:04 am EST

To the surprise of few, the Piedmont Park Conservancy has officially endorsed the construction of a six-story parking deck within Piedmont Park.

The proposed deck would have 800 parking spaces and be used by visitors to Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The deck is part of a major expansion plan that will add 53 acres to the park's footprint and calls for removing a 120-space...

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Thursday November 25, 2004 12:04 am EST
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Thursday November 25, 2004 12:04 am EST

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., who impugned the patriotism of triple-amputee veteran Max Cleland two years ago, is now stretching the truth about another Democrat.

Only this time, Chambliss is sugarcoating the record of his new buddy, the Democrat turncoat Sen. Zell Miller, who is preparing to retire his post and head home to the hills.

Chambliss took to the floor of the Senate last week and...

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