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  • "Flag Folded Thirteen Times" (Vanity Poem)

    05/22/2015 3:37:23 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 8 replies
    May 22, 2015 | Kermit William Kuhn
    Flag Folded Thirteen Times The boy gazed curiously at the box on the wallIt's glass face held memories his grandmother recalledA medic kit, wallet, and pictures of happier timesA purple heart, bronze star, and a flag folded thirteen times The boy always wondered, but refrained to pryMany times he saw his grandma cryTears filled her eyes creased with linesIn front of the flag folded thirteen times One Memorial Day, grandma thought the boy was readyShe took a deep breath, made her heart steadyAlthough it caused her a lot of painThe boy deserved it because he shared the name “I was...
  • Mableton teens linked to gang are accused in beating death (Victim special needs white man)

    07/03/2013 5:52:39 PM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 40 replies
    MDJ ^ | July 3rd, 2013 | Lindsay Field
    Four south Cobb teenagers are in custody in connection with the beating death of a 36-year-old Mableton man on Mableton Parkway early Sunday morning. The incident initially was reported by police as a hit-and-run death over the weekend, but the narrative changed drastically Tuesday after the arrests of four teenagers on murder charges.
  • Four Charged in Teen Beating Death (2010)

    03/27/2012 6:35:00 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 15 replies
    Douglas County Sentinel ^ | 2010 | Winston Jones
    Four men remained in Douglas County Jail without bail Monday, charged with the Saturday night murder of a Douglasville teen by “stomping, kicking and punching him to death,” according to Sheriff Phil Miller. The victim, Bobby Maurice Tillman, 18, died of massive head and chest injuries, said Coroner Randy Daniel. Tillman was still alive when deputies arrived on the scene around midnight. They administered CPR, but Tillman died before he could be transported to the hospital, Daniel said. The four suspects appeared at an initial hearing before Superior Court Judge Robert James Monday morning and were denied bond. They were...
  • Widow of (CIA)‘assassin' says full story will never be known

    08/25/2010 11:22:37 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 45 replies
    AJC ^ | August 25, 2010 | Kristi E. Swartz and Larry Hartstein
    Marilyn Haas called her husband a soldier who died with secrets. Roland Haas, a self-described CIA assassin, accidentally killed himself last Saturday in Newnan, according to authorities. Roland Haas, who died at age 58, once described his work as "the dirtiest end of a dirty business." He wrote a 2007 memoir that some praised as a gritty, realistic account of Cold War spying. Others called him a fraud.
  • Man Who Prayed at Mosque Charged in Blaze

    07/09/2010 2:23:11 PM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 10 replies
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | July 09, 2010 | Kathryn Dobies
    MARIETTA - Marietta Police say a 25-year-old African immigrant who prayed at the Masjid Al-Hedaya mosque in recent weeks has been charged with setting the fire that destroyed the it earlier this week. "We do know that he acted alone," Tucker said at the media gathering, which was also conducted at fire headquarters. "Why he did it was something that only he knows. We've got some information as to how he did it, but the exact motive is unclear. We know that it wasn't somebody from the outside that was interested in a hate crime type of situation, because he...
  • McEachern High School football star killed in murder-suicide

    02/18/2010 7:34:59 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 21 replies · 1,161+ views
    AJC ^ | 2/18/2010 | Mike Morris
    A McEachern High School football standout was killed early Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide at his family's Powder Springs home. Police identified one of the deceased as Rajaan Bennett, who earlier this month signed to play football next fall at Vanderbilt University.
  • Vanity:Screen on Toshiba laptop flickering

    01/21/2010 2:04:10 PM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 34 replies · 988+ views
    1/21/2010 | Me
    I need help please from you FR tekkheads. My SIL has a Toshiba laptop whose screen is flickering at startup. Once it starts working, it stays working. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  • A tale of two Little Leaguers

    08/20/2009 9:31:18 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 7 replies · 806+ views
    ESPN ^ | 8/19/2009 | Rick Reilly
    If you're looking for a way to kill Little League, you should call a woman named Jean Gonzalez of Staten Island, N.Y. I think she's found it. A little more than five years ago her 12-year-old son, Martin, got a hit and the first-base coach waved him on to second. The problem was, Martin did not generally get many doubles. In fact, he'd never slid in a game before. So when he got to second, he slid clumsily, wrenching his knee, ripping his ACL and tearing his meniscus. So what did his mom do? She sued.
  • (Vanity)Question about installing RAM

    06/12/2009 10:15:37 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 40 replies · 1,206+ views
    Vanity | June 12, 2009 | Me, myself, and I
    I'm going to install 1 GB ram in a friends computer. He currently has 512 mb. Can I leave the 512 installed with the 1MB, or do I need to take it out. I was under the impression that both RAMS would have to be the same. Thanks in advance.
  • Firearms examiner resigns, cases may be in jeopardy

    04/21/2009 5:40:05 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 17 replies · 905+ views
    AJC ^ | Monday, April 20, 2009 | MEGAN MATTEUCCI
    Dozens of criminal cases across Georgia could be in jeopardy after a state firearms examiner admitted to not fully testing guns. Bernadette Davy, a state firearms examiner since 1991, resigned April 1, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Monday. Firearms examiners are supposed to pull the trigger 12 times before testifying about a piece of evidence. Davy admitted she had pulled the trigger only 10 times, GBI spokesman John Bankhead said.
  • Famed moonshiner kills self to avoid jail

    03/19/2009 6:02:38 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 112 replies · 3,879+ views
    AJC ^ | March 18, 2009 | AP
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Famed Appalachian moonshiner Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton, whose incorrigible bootlegging ways were as out of step with modern times as his hillbilly beard and overalls, took his own life rather than go to prison for making white lightning, his widow says. “He couldn’t go to prison. His mind would just not accept it. … So I credit the federal government for my husband being dead, I really do,” Pam Sutton told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday from the couple’s home in the Parrottsville community, about 50 miles east of Knoxville.
  • Redskins owner Daniel Snyder hosts Iraq war vet

    09/22/2008 5:14:13 PM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 7 replies · 402+ views
    Sportsw Illustrated ^ | September 22,2008 | Peter King
    I doubt many in our military deserve leave more than Army First Sgt. Mike McGuire, who is deep into his second long tour in Iraq, overseeing a platoon of men hunting Improvised Explosive Devices on the most dangerous roads in the country. I am so pleased he'll be coming home to the States -- to Missouri, his home, and then to a ceremony in western Pennsylvania honoring the memory of fallen comrade Allan Bevington, and then to Walter Reed Army Medical Center to visit a wounded man in his platoon, Nick Koulchar. McGuire e-mailed the other day to say: "Getting...
  • Cobb judge charged with drunken driving(Georgia)

    02/12/2005 7:15:13 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 8 replies · 279+ views
    AJC ^ | 2/12/2005 | Lateef Mungin
    Cobb judge charged with drunken driving By LATEEF MUNGINThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionPublished on: 02/12/05 Cobb County Superior Court Judge Ken Nix was arrested early Friday in Lawrenceville and charged with drunken driving, police said.The 65-year-old judge was arrested at 1 a.m. after he was seen weaving on Ga. 316 near Collins Hill Road, Lawrenceville police said. Nix's blood-alcohol level tested at 0.10 percent, above the state's legal limit of 0.08, said Lawrenceville police Capt. Greg Vaughn.Late Friday, Nix released a statement apologizing and promised it "will never happen again."Nix was released several hours later after posting a $1,328 bond, according to...
  • Cheeky ploy to smuggle pistol foiled in the end

    02/05/2005 6:35:03 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 42 replies · 1,450+ views
    AJC ^ | 2-05-05 | LATEEF MUNGIN
    A 19-year-old Lawrenceville resident came very close to smuggling a loaded pistol into the Gwinnett County Jail this week. He also may have come very close to seriously injuring himself.A search of the suspect revealed that he had hidden the loaded .25-caliber pistol between his buttocks, authorities said."My understanding is that it was fully loaded with a bullet in the chamber," said sheriff's spokeswoman Stacey Kelley. "I don't now how he was able to conceal the weapon in that area. It is very unusual."The incident occurred Tuesday after the suspect, identified as Clifton Alexander Carter, was seen on the campus...
  • NFL week 17

    01/02/2005 7:20:27 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 68 replies · 457+ views ^ | January 2, 2005 | The NFL
    This thread is dedicated to the memory of Reggie White. Sorry I missed last week. Had Christmas company. 1:00 pm W-L-T San Francisco 2-13-0 New England 13-2-0 Rosters: SF | NE Depth Charts: SF | NE GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: 1:00 pm W-L-T Cleveland 3-12-0 Houston 7-8-0 Rosters: CLE | HOU Depth Charts: CLE | HOU GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: | 1:00 pm W-L-T Green Bay 9-6-0 Chicago 5-10-0 Rosters: GB | CHI Depth Charts: GB | CHI GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: | 1:00 pm W-L-T New Orleans 7-8-0 Carolina 7-8-0 Rosters: NO | CAR Depth Charts: NO | CAR GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: | 1:00 pm W-L-T...
  • NFL Week 14

    12/12/2004 6:04:44 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 42 replies · 1,315+ views ^ | 12/12/2004 | The NFL
    1:00 pm W-L-T Chicago 5-7-0 Jacksonville 6-6-0 Rosters: CHI | JAC Depth Charts: CHI | JAC GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: | 1:00 pm W-L-T Indianapolis 9-3-0 Houston 5-7-0 Rosters: IND | HOU Depth Charts: IND | HOU GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: | 1:00 pm W-L-T New Orleans 4-8-0 Dallas 5-7-0 Rosters: NO | DAL Depth Charts: NO | DAL GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: 1:00 pm W-L-T Cleveland 3-9-0 Buffalo 6-6-0 Rosters: CLE | BUF Depth Charts: CLE | BUF GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: | 1:00 pm W-L-T NY Giants 5-7-0 Baltimore 7-5-0 Rosters: NYG | BAL Depth Charts: NYG | BAL GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: 1:00 pm W-L-T Oakland...
  • NFL Week 13(Playoff race heating up.)

    12/05/2004 7:14:15 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 47 replies · 522+ views ^ | 12/04/2004 | The NFL
    Week 13 1:00 pm W-L-T Tennessee 4-7-0 Indianapolis 8-3-0 Rosters: TEN | IND Depth Charts: TEN | IND GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: | 1:00 pm W-L-T Arizona 4-7-0 Detroit 4-7-0 Rosters: ARI | DET Depth Charts: ARI | DET GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: 1:00 pm W-L-T New England 10-1-0 Cleveland 3-8-0 Rosters: NE | CLE Depth Charts: NE | CLE GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: 1:00 pm W-L-T Minnesota 7-4-0 Chicago 4-7-0 Rosters: MIN | CHI Depth Charts: MIN | CHI GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: | 1:00 pm W-L-T Cincinnati 5-6-0 Baltimore 7-4-0 Rosters: CIN | BAL Depth Charts: CIN | BAL GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: 1:00 pm W-L-T Atlanta 9-2-0...
  • NFL Week 12

    11/28/2004 7:48:28 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 34 replies · 915+ views ^ | 11/28/2004 | The NFL
    WEEK 12 Thursday, Nov. 25 Indianapolis 41, Detroit 9 Dallas 21, Chicago 7 Sunday, Nov. 28 Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville at Minnesota, 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1:00 p.m. San Diego at Kansas City, 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee at Houston, 1:00 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 1:00 p.m. New Orleans at Atlanta, 4:05 p.m. Baltimore at New England, 4:15 p.m. Buffalo at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Miami at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Oakland at Denver, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29 St. Louis at Green Bay, 9:00 p.m....
  • NFL Week 11

    11/21/2004 4:57:32 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 29 replies · 739+ views ^ | 11/21/2004 | The NFL
    WEEK 11 Sunday, Nov. 21 Arizona at Carolina, 1:00 p.m. Dallas at Baltimore, 1:00 p.m. Denver at New Orleans, 1:00 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1:00 p.m. Indianapolis at Chicago, 1:00 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Cleveland, 1:00 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1:00 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 1:00 p.m. St. Louis at Buffalo, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1:00 p.m. Miami at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 New England at Kansas City, 9:00 p.m. Playoff...
  • NFL Week 10

    11/14/2004 6:23:20 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 48 replies · 464+ views ^ | 11/13/2004 | The NFL
    WEEK 10 Sunday, Nov. 14 Baltimore at N.Y. Jets, 1:00 p.m. Chicago at Tennessee, 1:00 p.m. Detroit at Jacksonville, 1:00 p.m. Houston at Indianapolis, 1:00 p.m. Kansas City at New Orleans, 1:00 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1:00 p.m. Seattle at St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1:00 p.m. Cincinnati at Washington, 4:05 p.m. Carolina at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. Minnesota at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15 Philadelphia at Dallas, 9:00 p.m. Open date: Denver, Miami, Oakland, San Diego AFC East Team W L...
  • NFL Week 9

    11/07/2004 7:32:21 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 33 replies · 427+ views ^ | 11/07/2004 | NFL
    WEEK 9 Sunday, Nov. 7 Arizona at Miami, 1:00 p.m. Dallas at Cincinnati, 1:00 p.m. Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 1:00 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 1:00 p.m. Oakland at Carolina, 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 1:00 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 1:00 p.m. Chicago at N.Y. Giants, 4:05 p.m. New Orleans at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Seattle at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Denver, 4:15 p.m. New England at St. Louis, 4:15 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8 Minnesota at Indianapolis, 9:00 p.m. Open date: Atlanta, Green Bay, Jacksonville, Tennessee AFC East Team W L...
  • NFL Week 8

    10/31/2004 4:14:19 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 43 replies · 388+ views ^ | October 31,2004 | Vigilantcitizen
    WEEK 8 Sunday, Oct. 31 Arizona at Buffalo, 1:00 pm Baltimore at Philadelphia, 1:00 pm Cincinnati at Tennessee, 1:00 pm Detroit at Dallas, 1:00 pm Green Bay at Washington, 1:00 pm Indianapolis at Kansas City, 1:00 pm Jacksonville at Houston, 1:00 pm N.Y. Giants at Minnesota, 1:00 pm Atlanta at Denver, 4:05 pm Carolina at Seattle, 4:05 pm New England at Pittsburgh, 4:15 pm Oakland at San Diego, 4:15 pm San Francisco at Chicago, 8:30 pm Monday, Nov. 1 Miami at N.Y. Jets, 9:00 pm Open date: Cleveland, New Orleans, St. Louis, Tampa Bay Week 8  games between division...
  • Muslim students seek Friday prayer sessions

    10/26/2004 7:55:13 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 15 replies · 508+ views
    AJC ^ | 10/25/2004 | BRIAN FEAGANS
    Isam Rashied memorized the Quran at age 13. Illnesses aside, Isam has has prayed at a mosque every Friday since he was a toddler. But the 15-year-old says he has hit a spiritual wall at Duluth High School. The Gwinnett County school hasn't been willing to excuse Isam and his 17-year-old brother, Imaad, from their last class period on Fridays for the weekly juma'a prayer required of Muslims. "It's like stopping others from practicing their religion," said Isam, a freshman who until this year attended private Islamic schools that had the prayer.
  • NFL Week 7

    10/24/2004 9:11:27 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 138 replies · 1,305+ views ^ | October 24, 2004 | Me
    Last year, I enjoyed the weekly NFL threads, and I thought it'd be a good idea to try again. If the thread get's a decent response. I'll continue posting them. NFL Week 7... WEEK 7 Sunday, Oct. 24 Atlanta at Kansas City, 1:00 pm Buffalo at Baltimore, 1:00 pm Chicago at Tampa Bay, 1:00 pm Detroit at N.Y. Giants, 1:00 pm Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1:00 pm Philadelphia at Cleveland, 1:00 pm San Diego at Carolina, 1:00 pm St. Louis at Miami, 1:00 pm Tennessee at Minnesota, 1:00 pm N.Y. Jets at New England, 4:05 pm Dallas at Green Bay, 4:15...
  • Atlanta Muslims decry U.S. raids on Iraq mosques

    10/16/2004 2:13:57 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 66 replies · 2,294+ views
    AJC ^ | October 15, 2004 | SHELIA M. POOLE
    A group of prominent Muslim community leaders in metro Atlanta voiced concerns Friday over U.S.-led raids on several mosques in Iraq. They said the raids violated the sanctity of the religious sites. "There was no concern given to places of worship," said Amjad Taufique, a board member of Masjid Al-Hedaya in Marietta. "It's hurtful. . . . It's causing a lot of friction in the Muslim community." Snip... Imam Plemon El-Amin of the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam compared the outrage many Muslims feel about the raids to what African-Americans felt after the 1963 Birmingham church bombing that killed four young...
  • Ex-City Aide Gets Prison Time(For soliciting minor)

    10/11/2004 2:24:42 PM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 1 replies · 132+ views
    WSB TV Atlanta ^ | 10/11/2004 | WSBTV Staff
    Ex-City Aide Gets Prison Time Officials Probing Threatening Letter Sent to TeenPOSTED: 2:36 pm EDT October 11, 2004 UPDATED: 5:04 pm EDT October 11, 2004ATLANTA -- The former high-ranking Atlanta city official convicted two weeks ago of offering to pay a teen for sexual favors was ordered Monday to serve two years in prison and complete probation. Gary Cox, who had served as the Mayor Shirley Franklin's deputy chief operating officer before the accusations were made, showed little emotion as Fulton Superior Court Judge John Goger handed down the sentence. In addition to serving two years, Cox must serve five...
  • Federal court: Augusta illegally hampered Masters protesters

    04/15/2004 10:50:05 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 18 replies · 200+ views
    CNN/Si ^ | April 15, 2004
    <p>ATLANTA (AP) -- An attempt to govern protests at the Masters golf tournament last year violated First Amendment rights to free speech, a federal court in Atlanta ruled Thursday.</p> <p>The U.S. Court of Appeals decided the city of Augusta illegally tried to hamper a protest planned by the National Council of Womens' Organizations, led by Martha Burk.</p>
  •'s Marty Smith: It's all a matter of perspective.

    04/09/2004 6:04:43 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 9 replies · 179+ views ^ | April 8,2004 | Marty Smith
    It's difficult not to feel spiritual on Easter weekend, but I'm feeling especially spiritual at present. Admittedly, I've been rather critical of the entertainment value, or lack thereof, during this season's Nextel Cup Series competition. Can't help it. By my skewed standards, it's been dreadfully boring. Parade laps at 200 mph. Matter of fact, I was defending that very stance with several hundred disgruntled Texans via email Tuesday evening when an electronic reality check backhanded me across the jaw. It cut me deep, a point of view direct from a world unfathomable to most of us. Iraq. By nature, judging...
  • Patriotism on wildlife tag doesn't fly with all

    02/18/2004 7:18:30 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 52 replies · 208+ views
    AJC ^ | 2/17/04 | Stacy Shelton
    Environmentalist Mike Moody wants to contribute to Georgia's wildlife protection fund, but he's not sure he wants to do it by buying and displaying a license plate adorned with a bald eagle and an American flag.    / (ENLARGE)   Moody has nothing against eagles, yet he dislikes what he sees as a red-white-and-blue symbol of political views he doesn't share.   The 55-year-old outdoorsman runs a canoe and kayaking operation east of Athens on the Broad River and belongs to the river's watershed association. The state's eagle-and-flag wildlife license plate in December replaced a tag that for seven...
  • Judges: Traffic search illegal

    11/30/2003 4:29:55 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 506 replies · 864+ views
    AJC ^ | November 29,2003 | Bill Rankin
    The federal appeals court in Atlanta has found that a South Georgia deputy made an illegal search when he uncovered 10,000 pills of Ecstasy after a traffic stop. In a ruling issued Friday, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said there was no lawful basis for the deputy to detain Jody James Boyce long enough to have a drug-sniffing dog brought to the scene. For this reason, the search that found the Ecstasy and two large containers of marijuana was illegal, the court said. "While we recognize that drug trafficking is a serious problem in this country and we...
  • Thoughts on being here after 2 months(Iraq, must read.)

    11/26/2003 4:11:31 PM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 39 replies · 272+ views
    Audi World ^ | 11/26/2003 | ISP contractor
    Another FReeper asked me to post this, which he found on Audi world forum, with permission of the author, who is an independent contractor working in Iraq. It's a nice Thanksgiving story and tells the true story about the job our armed forces and those who lead them have done in Iraq. -------------------------------------------------------- "Thoughts on being here after 2 months (a brief)" So here I am on my final 2 weeks before I leave for America. There was much to learn as well as much to digest here in the dynamic culture that seperates the Iraqi's from the rest of...
  • 5 die when 4-wheeler gets hit

    09/23/2003 3:09:54 PM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 109 replies · 1,532+ views
    AJC ^ | 9/23/03 | Jingle Davis
    It should have been one of the best days of Coranne Megan Nelson's short life. She and her closest friends were celebrating her 14th birthday Saturday evening at the Nelson home in Wray, a small community in South Georgia's Coffee County. Instead, Coranne and four other children died in a bizarre crash when the off-road vehicle they were riding was hit by a car. A sixth child is clinging to life in a Savannah hospital. And a young woman's life has been changed forever. Coranne had taken the other five children riding on a four-wheeler on a rural two-lane road...
  • Ashcroft, in Atlanta area, defends Patriot Act

    09/06/2003 4:18:38 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 20 replies · 27+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 9/06/03 | Bill Rankin
    Attorney General John Ashcroft told a College Park audience Friday that the controversial Patriot Act is an essential tool in the war against terror. "While our job is not yet finished, we have used the tools provided in the Patriot Act to fulfill our first responsibility -- the responsibility to protect the lives and liberties of the American people," Ashcroft told a private gathering of law enforcement officials. The act, Ashcroft added, provides the tools necessary "to prevent terrorists from unleashing more death and destruction on our soil." Ashcroft's visit to the Atlanta area was one of a number of...
  • New trial for hate crime law A second case will test Georgia's statute

    06/16/2003 5:30:06 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 10 replies · 216+ views
    AJC ^ | June 14, 2003 | BILL rankin and Ernie Suggs
    The acquittal of a former Morehouse College student on hate crime charges sets the stage for the next test of Georgia's controversial law targeting such violence. The case, expected to come later this summer in Fulton County Superior Court, involves an alleged racial attack at Little Five Points in Atlanta. A Fulton jury earlier this week found Aaron Price, an expelled Morehouse junior, guilty of aggravated assault and aggravated battery in the Nov. 3 beating of fellow student Gregory Love in a dorm shower. Price received 10 years on each count, to be served concurrently. Price was acquitted of a...
  • Bomb evidence unsealed (Centennial park bombing)

    06/07/2003 4:30:33 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 38 replies · 686+ views
    AJC ^ | June 7, 2003 | Don Plummer
    At least 15 witnesses have told investigators that a 911 caller who warned of an impending bombing at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Games sounded like Eric Robert Rudolph, and experts say his handwriting is similar to four letters taking credit for other Atlanta bombings, according to court documents unsealed Friday. The documents -- unsealed by a federal judge in Atlanta -- contain much more evidence linking Rudolph to three bombings in Atlanta than had been reported before. At the request of The Associated Press, the court released an October 1998 affidavit written by federal authorities seeking an arrest...
  • Execs at SuperComm see recovery

    06/05/2003 5:59:10 PM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 8 replies · 149+ views
    AJC ^ | 6/05/2003 | Bill Husted
    When the telecommunications executives at the SuperComm show talk among themselves about the future, they rarely discuss a hot new chip or super-fast data connection. Instead the buzz boils down to this: When will things turn around? No one is talking about a return to the boom days for the technology business. High tech's fall has been even steeper than that of the economy. The SuperComm floor offers those who know the most and care the most about high tech's future -- experts in technology and its marketing. In a viewpoint equally fueled by hope and facts, many see early...
  • Arguing gender bias of DUI test wins case

    04/29/2003 4:49:46 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 27 replies · 675+ views
    AJC ^ | $/29/03 | Tasgola Bruner
    Two glasses of merlot put a Cherokee County woman in the middle of a dispute over how to accurately measure whether females are legally intoxicated. The jury in Lisa Bufton's drunken driving case acquitted her last month after her attorney argued the breath analysis instrument used by Georgia law enforcement personnel gives falsely high readings when used on women. The Cherokee County jurors said the Intoxilyzer 5000 should be "further evaluated for gender bias." Bufton's lawyer, Atlanta attorney Billy Spruell, said the Intoxilyzer 5000 is calibrated to men's physiology and the way men's bodies metabolize alcohol. Women metabolize alcohol in...
  • "Before news, mom feared for aviator"."

    03/25/2003 9:17:32 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 19 replies · 188+ views
    AJC ^ | 3/25/03 | MIa Taylor
    A Lithia Springs aviator was one of two soldiers captured when their helicopter went down in Iraq. Military officials said the helicopter flown by Ronald D. Young Jr., 26, and David S. Williams, 30, of Orlando, both Army chief warrant officers, did not return from its mission Sunday. Young's mother said Monday night from her home in Douglas County that she had a feeling something had happened to her son. "I've never had such an awful feeling in my life," Kaye Young said. She was supposed to go to lunch Monday with her daughters, but she didn't. "I couldn't. I...
  • "Throw PC out the door"

    03/16/2003 7:49:04 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 16 replies · 243+ views
    Paintball ^ | 9/25/02 | Ryan Schaffer
    Political correctness is a ruse and a guise to make the world seem perfect. The world isn't perfect. It will never be perfect. People will always have different opinions and there will always be discrimination. Anyone who thinks differently is living in a fantasy world. You can candy up what you say a million different ways. When you decide to look out the window, and see what's going on outside, in the real world, you realize that things are no different if you say something in a moronic way. Being politically correct, to a point, is an admission that you...
  • Hunters for the Hungry donate 396 Deer

    12/23/2002 4:45:20 PM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 37 replies · 347+ views
    Georgia Outdoor News ^ | December 2002 | GON Staff
    Note: Although there is a link to Georgia Outdoor News above, this article was not online and is excerpted from the paper edition. The first of two "Hunters for the Hungry" collection weekends took place November 9-10. Hunters could donate a field dressed deer at one of eight donation sites across the state. The weekend tally totaled 396 deer. A year ago, hunters set a donation record when 418 deer were collected during the first weekend. Hunters last year donated a total of 818 deer during the two collection weekends, a record during the nine year program which has donated...
  • DA to rule on terror threat

    12/02/2002 5:50:45 PM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 3 replies · 135+ views
    AJC ^ | 12/2/2002 | TASGOLA KARLA BRUNER
    Results of an investigation into the case of three Muslim men allegedly overheard plotting a terrorist attack last September will be sent to the Gordon County prosecutor within a week, say officials from the GBI. Gordon County District Attorney Joe Campbell will decide whether state charges should be filed against the three medical students, who were driving from Illinois to Miami when they stopped at a Shoney's restaurant in Calhoun on Sept. 12 and their conversation was overheard by a woman in the restaurant. The woman's report to police -- about three men who appeared to be Middle Eastern talking...
  • "Make way for the flag-wavin' Perdue brigade."(Whiny Leftist Loser Alert)

    11/23/2002 9:01:42 PM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 39 replies · 27+ views ^ | November 20,2002 | Jeff Berry
    Hell fire, y'all! White folks done voted to take Georgia back 40 years! Well, that's it. The (white) people of Georgia have spoken, and they've told us that the confederate flag is more important than anything else in the world. And make no mistake, folks -- as far as the governor's race was concerned, it was all about the state flag. Angry rural white people turned out at the polls in numbers not seen since the days of Lester Maddox to vent their fury at that danged ol' Liberal King Rat Roy Barnes. What you heard on Nov. 5 was...
  • "To Heck with the Right Leaning AJC."(Barf)

    11/23/2002 7:23:22 PM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 24 replies · 309+ views
    Creative Loafing ^ | 11/20/2002 | John Sugg
    Buried by the political news that followed the Nov. 5 drubbing of Democrats was a back-of-the-business-section story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The newspaper acknowledged that it had lost 6 percent of its circulation in the last year. It didn't mention that this is another tumble down a decades-long slide. The newspaper found a variety of reasons to explain its failure -- primarily that some subscription discounts were no longer offered. It didn't admit that the newspaper industry loosened rules about counting largely unpaid, promotional copies as "paid," which should have boosted the AJC's numbers. Nor did the Cox paper --...

    11/19/2002 5:40:32 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 6 replies · 105+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 19, 2002 | Daniel Pipes
    <p>November 19, 2002 -- HAS anyone noticed the difference in the way America's two wars are approached? When the subject is Iraq, the U.S. government is proactive, articulate and specific. But when it comes to militant Islam, officialdom is reactive, awkward and vague.</p>
  • Foreign students may learn deadly skills on U.S. campuses

    10/16/2002 4:46:02 PM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 19 replies · 222+ views
    AJC ^ | October 16, 2002 | Mark Bixler
    While the United States is threatening war to dismantle Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, it turns out that many scientists working in Saddam Hussein's labs learned at American universities how to make chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. A recent study at Georgia State University in Atlanta suggests some students from Iraq and other nations may have studied in the United States only to use that knowledge to threaten American interests. In response to that possibility, White House officials briefed Congress last week on a plan to scrutinize would-be foreign students interested in subjects such as bacteriology and nuclear technology. GSU...
  • Man who killed police officer, elderly man left will in mailbox.(Georgia)

    09/04/2002 1:48:22 PM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 6 replies · 1,247+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | September 9, 2002 | Mike Morris and Bill Montgomery
    Carrollton gunman may have planned 'suicide by cop' Man who killed police officer, elderly man left will in mailbox By MIKE MORRIS and BILL MONTGOMERY Atlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writers A hand-written last will and testament was found in the mailbox of a home allegedly torched by the suspect in Tuesday night's slaying of a Carroll County sheriff's officer and another man. Carroll County Sheriff Terry Langley said today that authorities would be investigating the possibility that Terry Johnson sought his own death through "suicide by cop." The incident began about 9:45 p.m. when Carroll County officials received a report of...
  • "Atlanta court hearing rescheduled for Senegalese suspect"(hazmat,false ID's)

    06/14/2002 7:34:49 PM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 20 replies · 779+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | June 14,2002 | Don Plummer
    A Senegalese man accused of carrying false documents and a training manual for transporting hazardous materials will remain jailed in Atlanta until a hearing next week. The man, who identified himself as Papa Mamour Keita, 38, said he had lived in and worked in Atlanta for nearly three years until July 2001 and again since Sept. 11. On Thursday, three companies in metro Atlanta confirmed him as a former employee, and a firm in Austell said he had done driving training there. The FBI arrested him in Atlanta on Tuesday and charged him with fraudulently obtaining a Social Security number....
  • Charges reduced in Phipps shootings

    06/05/2002 7:04:31 PM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 9 replies · 12+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | June 5, 2002 | Lateef Mungin
    Charges were reduced from murder to manslaughter at a preliminary hearing in Atlanta Tuesday for a man who allegedly shot and killed two Marietta men during a drug deal in the parking lot of Phipps Plaza. Charges were reduced for Muhammad Hussein, 25, one of two men charged with the May 2 deaths, even though Atlanta police believe he fatally shot Jonathan Rice, 20, and Stephen Strickland, 19. The other man charged in the shooting, Steve Timmermon, 25, will face murder charges, even though an Atlanta police homicide detective testified Tuesday that Timmermon did not shoot anyone. Timmermon should be...
  • Freeper Prayers needed for dying newborn girl

    06/02/2002 1:34:37 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 385 replies · 893+ views
    Self | June 2, 2002 | viligantcitizen
    My fellow Freepers ; My cousin Darryl, who is 17, and his soon to be wife, Kim, are about to lose their newborn girl, Kaitland Marie. She probably won't see the Sunday sunrise. Kaitland Marie was born on May 17, and weighed 8pounds 6 ozs. Nothing appeared wrong, but she wouldn't breast feed. On Tuesday, the 28st, she got sick, and her Dr. sent her to Scottish Rite in Atlanta. She was put in ICU. Wednesday, her liver shut down. Thursday, her kidneys. The Dr.s then told Darryl and Kim that the baby had no hope of recovery. Since Thursday,...
  • "Gwinnett's(Ga.) school police cross the line "

    05/19/2002 5:20:46 PM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 53 replies · 1,143+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 19, 2002 | AJC Editorial Staff
    David and Terry Knight once lived a normal middle-class life in Lawrenceville. Two of their children attended Grayson Elementary, two attended McConnell Middle and one was in South Gwinnett High School. In 1999, as the Gwinnett County school district prepared to implement its own specially designed standardized test, the Knights got involved, as good citizens should. In their case, they joined the Concerned Parents of Gwinnett, which opposed the Gateway test. CPOG quickly became a thorn in the side of the Gwinnett school board and its superintendent, J. Alvin Wilbanks. Wilbanks in particular seemed intent on using Gateway to establish...