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Thursday February 19, 2004 12:04 am EST
A special episode of Scalawag | more...

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Thursday February 19, 2004 12:04 am EST
Under pressure from a lawsuit, the U.S. Forest Service has agreed to close a nine-mile stretch of unpaved road through the Chattahoochee National Forest for at least one year.The lawsuit was withdrawn in exchange for the Forest Service's agreement to close Rich Mountain Road to bikers, horses and off-road vehicle enthusiasts. The Forest Service also will perform an environmental assessment to... | more...

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Thursday February 12, 2004 12:04 am EST
Fulton County Sheriff's Sgt. Sabrina Callaway has dropped her lawsuit against Creative Loafing and CL news editor Mara Shalhoup.The lawsuit, filed Sept. 16 in Fulton County Superior Court, alleged an article Shalhoup wrote invaded Callaway's privacy and portrayed her in a false light.The article, published Nov. 13, followed a power struggle within the sheriff's department between Callaway and... | more...

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Thursday February 12, 2004 12:04 am EST
In Boortz's upside-down world, ignorance and lies are accepted as fact | more...

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Thursday February 12, 2004 12:04 am EST
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Thursday February 12, 2004 12:04 am EST

What you don't know about every Public Service Commission decision is that before the commissioners make it, they've got an army of utility company lobbyists vying to "help" them (and their staff) decide about rate hikes and the like.

The interference can reach absurd levels, like the 2001 motorcycle trip out west that former Commissioner Bubba McDonald took with Georgia Power executives....

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Thursday February 5, 2004 12:04 am EST
For refusing to evolve mentally | more...

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Thursday February 5, 2004 12:04 am EST
A modest proposal for a more effective threat-level system | more...

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Thursday February 5, 2004 12:04 am EST
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Thursday February 5, 2004 12:04 am EST

When it comes to riding public transit in Atlanta, it's always best to find some good news to accompany the bad. For example, it could take 40 minutes to make a four-mile trip by bus. (That's the good news!) The bad news is, you first have to spend the better part of an afternoon figuring out the serpentine tangle of bus routes.

So here's more good news. MARTA recently launched on its website,...

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Thursday January 29, 2004 12:04 am EST

By 11 p.m. last Wednesday night, Jan. 21, Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor and DJ Biz Markie had posed Tupac-Snoop Dogg style for the camera, the secretary of state had shut down voter registration, Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe had danced and Zell Miller still hadn't arrived.

All of this had something to do, ostensibly, with getting young people to vote in 2004 and proving...

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Thursday January 29, 2004 12:04 am EST
Will dismayed conservatives stay home in November? | more...

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Thursday January 29, 2004 12:04 am EST
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Thursday January 29, 2004 12:04 am EST

Last week, Atlanta City Council took a stand against two industries that wanted to skirt a proposed 1 percent sales tax increase. Car dealerships and hotels seek an exemption from the sales tax, which is intended to raise money for Mayor Shirley Franklin's bold, $3 billion-plus overhaul of the city's sewer system.

On Jan. 20, the council unanimously passed a resolution opposing any exemptions...

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Thursday January 29, 2004 12:04 am EST
For redundant, anti-gay pandering | more...

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Thursday January 22, 2004 12:04 am EST

As the bohemian theater and gallery Art Farm inches closer to extinction, director and founder Dennis Coburn is preparing to stand ground against bulldozing developers eyeing his shabby-chic compound as prime locale for shiny new condos.

CL reported earlier this month that the owner of the rambling Reynoldstown building that houses Art Farm, Selig Enterprises, has applied to the city's Zoning...

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Thursday January 22, 2004 12:04 am EST

If you're a political progressive in Georgia, you've pretty much been sitting on your thumbs the last few months while voters in the Northeast and Midwest have had all the presidential fun.

As a member of the Super Tuesday gaggle of primary states, Georgia won't get much national attention, but if you've got a car or money for bus fare, you can get active in the most important primary in the...

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Thursday January 22, 2004 12:04 am EST
Shooting for new depths in pandering | more...

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Thursday January 22, 2004 12:04 am EST
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Thursday January 15, 2004 12:04 am EST
Waste Management Inc., the owner and operator of Live Oak landfill in south Atlanta, is fighting hard to keep its bread-winning dump open for business.Last week, Waste Management filed an appeal in Cobb County Superior Court in an attempt to overturn a state order to shut Live Oak down.This is the second time Waste Management has gone to court to keep Live Oak open.In the spring of 2002, the... | more...

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Thursday January 15, 2004 12:04 am EST

Before anyone shines Bobby Kahn's spurs and gets his saddle ready to become the new chairman of the state Democratic Party, he'll have to win his position. It ain't gonna be a coronation.

And who wins will help shape the face of a party undergoing a major identity crisis as it struggles to figure out how to navigate a world in which it doesn't have an all-powerful governor calling the shots...

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Thursday January 15, 2004 12:04 am EST
But a former prosecutor handicaps celebrity cases | more...

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Thursday January 15, 2004 12:04 am EST
For costing us millions with his mouth | more...

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Thursday January 15, 2004 12:04 am EST
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Thursday January 8, 2004 12:04 am EST
What with more than 30 of the state's poorest school systems lobbying the General Assembly to fix Georgia's broken education funding scheme (See "Separate and Unequal" in the Dec. 11 CL), you might expect the state's larger systems to be organizing to protect their money.That's what representatives of the under-funded systems anticipate, especially since some states, such as Texas, have fixed... | more...