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Thursday October 21, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Below is an excerpted letter sent in September to University of Georgia President Michael Adams from David Horowitz, a Los Angeles-based conservative activist and editor of www.frontpagemagazine.com. It was written in response to a UGA student's complaint about history Professor John Morrow, who, during his World Wars class, criticized President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for avoiding... | more...

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Thursday October 14, 2004 12:04 am EDT

More than a year after police arrested a 15-year-old suspect in the shooting death of Christian Henderson, who was walking with his fiancee from an East Atlanta restaurant to their car, a judge has ruled that the troubled teenager is fit for trial.

On Nov. 7, DeKalb Superior Court Judge Clarence Seeliger denied the defense's claim that LaVan Hickman, who is now 17, is too mentally ill for...

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Thursday October 14, 2004 12:04 am EDT
For donating to a pack of lying liars | more...

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Thursday October 14, 2004 12:04 am EDT
High court's new term to settle major war on terror' issues | more...

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Thursday October 14, 2004 12:04 am EDT
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Thursday October 14, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Internal documents obtained and released last week by a Cincinnati-based animal advocate group show that Emory University and its Yerkes National Primate Research Center might have violated the federal Animal Welfare Act, resulting in the death of a rhesus monkey.A Yerkes spokesperson said the group's findings "aren't accurate."Stop Animal Exploitation Now released a study Oct. 5 on animal... | more...

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Thursday October 7, 2004 12:04 am EDT

After one inmate at Lee Arrendale State Prison was strangled to death and 52 other prison assaults took place in six months, a contempt of court motion was filed to hold the prison and the state Department of Corrections responsible for the violence.

On Sept. 29, lawyers from the Southern Center for Human Rights and mega-firm King & Spalding filed a federal motion against department...

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Thursday October 7, 2004 12:04 am EDT

In July, CL visited an old shipping depot off Moreland Avenue in south Atlanta that was overrun with about 13,000 containers of abandoned industrial and hazardous waste. Fifty-five-gallon drums containing flammable oils and lubricants were stacked atop each other, many of them leaking. If ignited, the site could have become an environmental disaster.

The mess was left there when Southeastern...

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Thursday October 7, 2004 12:04 am EDT

Linda Hinesman, a resident of Lynwood Park, a gentrifying neighborhood north of Brookhaven where tiny shotgun bungalows sit beside tony two-story homes, is suing a developer over an alleged land encroachment.

Hinesman's suit, filed in late August by attorney Greg Taube in DeKalb County Superior Court, claims her next-door neighbor and the developer who constructed her home built a garage...

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Thursday October 7, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Conservatives have plenty of cause to abandon Bush | more...

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Thursday October 7, 2004 12:04 am EDT
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Thursday September 30, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Crucial news from the AJC | more...

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Thursday September 30, 2004 12:04 am EDT

Last week, the state Department of Human Resources board decided it would be best if teen centers — which have a goal to reduce teenage pregnancy — faced further restrictions on, of all things, handing out contraceptives.

Sounds counterintuitive, doesn't it. But not to the state agency that oversees the centers.

After a yearlong debate over whether to continue giving federal...

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Thursday September 30, 2004 12:04 am EDT

The demolition of a familiar motel complex and a 1950s-era gas station on Auburn Avenue was approved earlier this month, clearing the way for a $45 million redevelopment project that represents the most significant changes to the western end of the historic street in several decades.

Approval of the plan by Big Bethel AME Church and the Integral Group development firm seemed to be touch-and-go...

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Thursday September 30, 2004 12:04 am EDT

If you're tired of canvassers traipsing to your door offering you endless reasons to vote for Dubya or the Johns, here's a new reason to register (no later than Oct. 4, mind you): You could have an easier time getting laid.

That's the premise of Votergasm.org, a Brooklyn-based nonpartisan website whose mission is to get 100,000 first-time voters to cast a ballot — and 250,000 18- to...

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Thursday September 23, 2004 12:04 am EDT
On Sept. 7, the state Supreme Court told Waste Management Inc. that it would not hear the company's arguments on why the Live Oak landfill, located just off of Moreland Avenue in south Atlanta, should remain open. It was the fourth straight legal defeat for Waste Management and its lawyers, who for more than two years have battled a state Environmental Protection Division order to shut down the... | more...

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Thursday September 23, 2004 12:04 am EDT
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Thursday September 23, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Bush administration won't revoke key protections — for now | more...

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Thursday September 23, 2004 12:04 am EDT

It's official: Backstreet is history.

The owners of Atlanta's best-known all-hours nightclub have thrown in the towel on their effort to secure a license to reopen Backstreet after the club was closed by city officials in mid-July. Instead, owners and siblings Vicki and Henry Vara will sell off the club's furnishings and lighting systems in a "going out of business sale" this weekend....

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Thursday September 23, 2004 12:04 am EDT
For behavior that's earned it some karmic justice | more...

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Thursday September 16, 2004 12:04 am EDT
For pulling a no-show at budget time | more...

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Thursday September 16, 2004 12:04 am EDT
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Thursday September 16, 2004 12:04 am EDT

On Aug. 31, the state’s post-conviction DNA testing law worked exactly as it’s supposed to. Clarence Harrison, who’d spent 17 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit, walked out of the DeKalb County Courthouse a free man.

Harrison can thank Georgia's year-old DNA law, which allows inmates convicted of violent felonies to be granted DNA testing in certain circumstances....

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Thursday September 16, 2004 12:04 am EDT
Facts prove assault weapon' ban unnecessary" | more...

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Thursday September 16, 2004 12:04 am EDT

When we learned that 11 people were running to replace late DeKalb Commissioner Lou Walker, we knew we weren’t going to get to know all of them before the Sept. 21 special election.

But we do know this: One of the leading candidates for the seat, which represents the "super-district" comprising southeast DeKalb, has spent six months behind bars for extortion and tax evasion, while another...

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