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  • Occupy Atlanta moves protest to homeless shelter

    10/31/2011 3:50:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Online Athens ^ | 10/30/11
    Occupy Atlanta moves protest to homeless shelterThe Associated Press Updated: Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 11:59pm ATLANTA -- After being evicted from a city park last week, Occupy Atlanta says it's found a new home for its protest -- at a shelter for the homeless. Occupy Atlanta spokeswoman Sara Amis said Sunday several dozen protesters spent Saturday night on the fourth floor of a building used by the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless. She says it's possible more could join them.
  • Many cities leaving Wall Street protesters alone

    10/28/2011 3:45:29 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    Google ^ | 10/28/11 | ERIKA NIEDOWSKI, Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — While more U.S. cities are resorting to force to break up the Wall Street protests, many others — Philadelphia, New York, Minneapolis and Portland, Ore., among them — are content to let the demonstrations go on for now.New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, for example, said Friday that the several hundred protesters sleeping in Zuccotti Park, the unofficial headquarters of the movement that began in mid-September, can stay as long as they obey the law."I can't talk about other cities," he said. "Our responsibilities are protect your rights and your safety. And I think we're trying to...
  • Mayor ends ‘Occupy Atlanta’ when Second Amendment exercised with First

    10/28/2011 5:38:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 October, 2011 | David Codrea
    “Scores of Atlanta police officers moved in overnight -- some clad in riot gear, some on horseback, all under orders to clear the park of protesters,” NBC reports. “The order came from Mayor Kasim Reed, who says the last straw was a man walking around Woodruff Park Tuesday afternoon carrying an assault rifle.” [T]he man…declined to identify himself. "(The gun is) a symbol of the last line of resistance against a government that's going to try to push people out because of their ideals," he said. The man told [11Alive's Jaye] Watson the weapon was a semi-automatic version of...
  • Occupy Atlanta | Police arrest protesters

    10/26/2011 3:48:58 AM PDT · by Repeal The 17th · 12 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/26/2011 | By Christian Boone and Rhonda Cook
    Woodruff Park remained quiet and empty early Wednesday morning after Atlanta police reclaimed the park, arresting 53 protesters after multiple warnings. ...Deputy Atlanta Police Chief Calvin Moss announced at 11:52 p.m. that the executive order allowing protesters to stay in the park has been revoked. Protesters were told to leave the park and any belongings left behind would be treated as abandoned property. ...Officers swarmed the park around 12:45 a.m. The arrests were orderly and peaceful, though some of the protesters had to dragged out. ...Police on motorcycles and horseback circled the perimeter as officers went from tent to tent...
  • ATL mayor to “Occupy” protesters: On a “clear path to escalation” we’re going to clear the park

    10/24/2011 8:57:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 24, 2011 | Allahpundit
    He’s backed down twice before but the antagonism between him and the protesters seems to be peaking. At this point I suspect the movement would welcome a police crackdown somewhere to boost sympathy for the protesters. People are getting bored with the story and there are enough freak-show videos from the protests circulating to put off the middle-class supporters that they need. But heavy-handed action by a city could turn it around depending upon how favorable the resulting narrative is to OWS. Ideally for them, the crackdown would be ordered by a mayor who resembles the cartoon plutocracy they’re railing...
  • Even Liberal Supporters Have Been Silenced

    10/11/2011 4:55:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 52 replies ^ | October 11,2011 | annem040359
    While watching the video of a group of “Occupy Atlanta” this past Saturday that instead I was watching instead something from out of a “Star Trek” tv episode and it is those feared aliens, “The Borg”. While USA House of Representatives John Lewis, (D/GA) was in attendance with members of the MSM or news media. Rep. Lewis, who was active in the American civil rights movement and is involved in liberal politics. What Rep. Lewis with MSM had seen was nothing short than shocking. It was even SHOCKING for me to even watch this video. These people were not speaking...
  • Atlanta student 1 of 7 charged in SAT cheating scandal (paid between $1,500 and $2,500 for each)

    09/28/2011 5:31:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    WRDW ^ | 9/27/11
    Atlanta student 1 of 7 charged in SAT cheating scandalReporter: The Associated Press Posted: 3:26 PM Sep 27, 2011 GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A Georgia college student is facing charges he stood in for New York high school students and took the SAT exam for them. Six current or former Great Neck North High School students also were arrested on Tuesday. Nassau County prosecutors say Sam Eshaghoff was paid between $1,500 and $2,500 for each exam. Eshaghoff is a 19-year-old Great Neck North alumnus who now attends Emory University in Atlanta. He spent his freshman year at the University...
  • Atlanta Man Shot by Bogus FBI Agents

    ATLANTA -- Police in Atlanta are hunting several suspects who posed as FBI agents Saturday to rob and shoot a man, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The unidentified victim was leaving his Atlanta apartment with a woman at around 10:30am local time when he was approached by several men in the building's parking lot, police said.
  • TV Weather Dudes are getting out of Control - Vanity

    09/05/2011 12:11:44 PM PDT · by DJlaysitup · 39 replies
    personal experience ^ | 9/5/2011 | DJlaysitup
    Man-o-man...this is getting annoying. Here in North Georgia we are having some weather. Basically it's sprinkling with an occasional light breeze. Apparently there are some localized storms with heavy rain and strong winds. So instead of the usual approach of streaming the watches/warnings below the normal programming (with the occasional beep-beep-beep attention getter) - the weather dudes have taken over the channels and are making it out to be Weather WWIII. I am the last guy to diminish the danger of a tornado (lived through one) - but this weather paranoia is getting annoying. They are "urgently" reporting rain and...
  • NASCAR - AdvoCare 500 from Atlanta Motor Speedway - ESPN, Sun 9/4, 7:30pm/et (Race #25 of 36)

    08/31/2011 4:11:45 PM PDT · by glock rocks · 321 replies
    . AdvoCare 500 Sunday 7:30 pm ET on ESPN Atlanta Motor Speedway SPEED Raceday at 5:00 ETESPN Prerace at 7:00 ETGreen Flag approx 7:46 ET Please visit the FR Canteen - Dedicated to our troops, veterans, and their families: The FR Canteen Please pray on this day, and every day, for our Patriot Armed Forces standing in harm's way around the world in defense of our liberty, and for the families awaiting their safe return.
  • (12 year old) Amateur Sleuth Jessica Maple Saw Clues Police Missed and Confronts Robbers

    08/24/2011 11:40:21 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    ABC ^ | August 20, 2011 | ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    A 12-year-old amateur sleuth beat police at their own game by cracking the case of who ransacked her late great-grandmother's home last month. Jessica Maple honed her detective skills at a Junior District Attorney camp in Atlanta this summer, sponsored by the Fulton County DA's office. Police told Jessica, and her mother Stephanie, that whoever robbed the home would have had to have entered with a key, since such large items were stolen and there were no signs of forced entry, Jessica said. But the curious 12-year-old knew something wasn't right. Her parents were the only two people who had...
  • Fulton County grand jury issues subpoena for probe of APS (Atlanta Public School) cheating scandal

    08/18/2011 6:15:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Clatl ^ | 8/17/11 | Miranda Sain
    Fulton County grand jury issues subpoena for probe of APS cheating scandalPosted by Miranda Sain on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 2:15 PM A criminal investigation has begun into the Atlanta Public School cheating scandal — and former Superintendent Beverly Hall could play a large role, the AJC reports: The subpoena, issued by a Fulton County grand jury, seeks comprehensive information dating back to 1999 regarding teacher transfers and demotions, bonuses paid to employees for improved test scores and copies of complaints from parents, teachers or students of possible improprieties related to Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests. The subpoena also seeks signed...
  • Clayton County Food Stamp Snafu Angers Many - Chaos in the Street! FOX 5

    08/15/2011 6:02:05 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 212 replies
    myfoxatlanta ^ | Aug 10, 2011 | JUSTIN GRAY
    The scenes from London aren't far off folks. Prepare now.
  • Legendary Braves broadcaster Johnson dies (Ernie Sr.)

    08/12/2011 8:26:31 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 10 replies
    AJC ^ | August 12, 2011 | Carroll Rogers
    A day meant to celebrate Bobby Cox’s induction into the Braves Hall of Fame, turned bittersweet on Friday evening when word came that legendary Braves broadcaster and fellow Braves Hall of Famer Ernie Johnson Sr. died. He was 87. His son Ernie Johnson Jr, also a sports broadcaster for Turner Sports, confirmed the news to Braves broadcasters Joe Simpson and Chip Caray, who began spreading the word during Friday’s broadcast of the Braves-Cubs games. The gentle-voiced and kind-hearted Johnson spent 35 years broadcasting Braves games, beginning in 1962 when he was hired as the color commentator for the Milwaukee Braves....
  • (Main perp schools Superintendent Beverly) Hall: 'I Deeply Regret' Atlanta Cheating Scandal

    08/11/2011 7:30:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    WSBTV ^ | 8/10/11
    Hall: 'I Deeply Regret' Atlanta Cheating ScandalWSB-TV Updated: 2:44 pm EDT August 10, 2011 **SNIP** Hall retired from Atlanta schools just days before state investigators released a scathing report implicating nearly 180 educators in the scandal. Educators accused in the probe said they were under immense pressure to improve students' scores by any means possible amid a culture of "fear and retaliation," investigators said. Educators, who said they were either directed to cheat by superiors or felt they had no other option, huddled in back rooms at night erasing wrong answers and filling in correct ones or led students to...
  • Records: $645K In Bonuses Paid To Schools Named In (Atlanta teacher cheating) Scandal

    08/10/2011 5:17:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    WSBTV ^ | 8/09/11
    Records: $645K In Bonuses Paid To Schools Named In ScandalRecords Detail Bonuses Paid To APS Staff, Teachers Updated: 6:37 pm EDT August 9, 2011 ATLANTA -- Channel 2 Action News has obtained records detailing bonuses paid to teachers and staff at schools implicated in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal. Channel 2's Tom Regan put in a request for the documents on bonus payments two weeks ago. He received the records on Tuesday and has been poring over the documents. Regan said the documents detail bonuses that were paid out from January 2009 to the present. According to the documents,...
  • Obama Administration Exempting Schools From Federal Law’s Testing Mandate

    08/08/2011 5:29:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies
    AP/CNS News ^ | Monday, August 08, 2011 | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP
    State and local education officials have been begging the federal government for relief from student testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law, but school starts soon and Congress still hasn't answered the call. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says he will announce a new waiver system Monday to give schools a break. The plan to offer waivers to all 50 states, as long as they meet other school reform requirements, comes at the request of President Barack Obama, Duncan said. More details on the waivers will come in September, he said. The goal of the No Child Left...
  • Cheating report confirms teacher's suspicions [Atlanta]

    08/08/2011 2:44:36 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 8, 2011 | Paul Frysh
    Julie Rogers-Martin had started to doubt her teaching skills. After 30 years in education, working mostly with underprivileged inner-city students, Rogers-Martin felt she had developed a level of competence and professionalism that can only be gained from hard work and experience. Her superiors at East Lake Elementary School in the Atlanta Public Schools system where she taught for six years seemed to agree. Administrators held her up as a model, praising her classroom management skills and use of technology and showcasing her class to parents and administrators, she says. But between 2007 and 2009 a strange thing started happening: Some...
  • Obama Exempting Schools From Testing Mandate

    08/08/2011 2:22:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Big Hairy News ^ | August 8, 2011 | Scooter Van Neuter
    Obama administration Education Secretary Arne Duncan is announcing today a system of waivers relieving public schools from federally-mandated reading and math proficiency tests.
  • Parents defend Atlanta school caught up in scandal (Cheaters "are an example of what is right")

    08/03/2011 11:40:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    AJC ^ | 8/02/11 | Ty Tagami
    Parents defend Atlanta school caught up in scandalBy Ty Tagami The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 9:39 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2011 Parents of students at an Atlanta public school where cheating was alleged to have occurred on a statewide test on Tuesday night defended their school and teachers at a town hall meeting. “We’ve been extremely pleased with the instruction my children have received,” said Quinnie Cook-Richardson, one of several parents at the troubled West Manor Elementary School who spoke at the meeting. Her son’s teacher had him reading within a year, she said, adding, “They are an example of what is...