News for Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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Apartment fire displaces Riverdale family

An early morning fire on Tuesday, displaced a family of five at Willow Way Apartments, at 5890 Riverdale Road in Riverdale, according to Battalion Chief Landry Merkison, of Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services.

Cancer fund-raiser has ties to Henry families

The 10th annual Care-a-Thon fund-raiser, to benefit research and programs to fight childhood cancer, has some local ties this year.

Morrow council votes to investigate Lampl

The Morrow City Council has moved to investigate one of its own members to determine if that member created a hostile work environment for the city's finance director.

County hosts meeting on business disparities

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) is currently conducting a disparity study to determine how fairly the county is administering contracts to businesses owned by women and minorities.

Noah's Ark prepares for charity event

Members of the non-profit, Noah's Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center and Children's Care Home are gearing up for their Third Annual "A Night at the Ark" charity event.

New season for flu, with new vaccine

The novel Type-A H1N1 influenza virus could remain prevalent among this year's seasonal flu viruses, according to federal health officials.

Fifty-one CSU students take dental hygiene oath

Clayton State University officials recently announced that 51 juniors and seniors took their dental hygiene oaths, during the school's annual White Coat Ceremony, on Aug. 16.

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Library patrons learn life-saving CPR skills

Who knew the Bee Gees could help save lives through their disco anthem, "Staying Alive?" During a free Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification course at the headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System, on Tuesday, American Heart Association CPR Instructor Denise Holiday sang the song to her pupils, while they practiced chest compressions. She told them it was to help them remember the right rhythm with which to deliver the compressions.

Georgia crosses finish line in education 'race'

State and local education officials were giddy with excitement on Tuesday after news came down from the U.S. Department of Education that Georgia came out on top in the latest round of the federal government's "Race To The Top" competition.

Living in a 'post-racist' society - Tina Dupuy

The MSNBC documentary series "Lock Up" ran a story earlier this month about a Maricopa County Jail inmate charged with identity theft named Cecil Kunkel. The 29-year-old Kunkel has a swastika tattooed on top of his "skinhead." He's covered in "white power" slogans and imagery. The only ink-free spot on him is an empty space in the shape of another swastika over his heart. The crew first finds him spending time in the hole as disciplinary action for refusing to house with black inmates. When asked why he refuses, Kunkel says, "Because it's wrong ... nothing personal -- it's just the way it is." In the next scene, Kunkel is caught on camera beating an African-American inmate who is, of course, smaller than he is.

Eliminating distractions - Jason Smith

I have a tendency to get distracted really easily.

Purchasing coupons: Don't ask, don't sell - Jill Cataldo

Last week, we discussed whether it is against the law to trade coupons (good news, it is not!) This week, a reader writes with a trickier question.

Strong Rock Christian shocks four-time defendng Class A champs

If Eagle's Landing Christian is the barometer of what Class A softball is judged on, then Strong Rock Christian definitely measures up in its first season in the Georgia High School Association.

Purchasing coupons: Don't ask, don't sell - Jill Cataldo

Last week, we discussed whether it is against the law to trade coupons (good news, it is not!) This week, a reader writes with a trickier question.

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Noah's Ark prepares for charity event

Members of the non-profit, Noah's Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center and Children's Care Home are gearing up for their Third Annual "A Night at the Ark" charity event.

Living in a 'post-racist' society - Tina Dupuy

The MSNBC documentary series "Lock Up" ran a story earlier this month about a Maricopa County Jail inmate charged with identity theft named Cecil Kunkel. The 29-year-old Kunkel has a swastika tattooed on top of his "skinhead." He's covered in "white power" slogans and imagery. The only ink-free spot on him is an empty space in the shape of another swastika over his heart. The crew first finds him spending time in the hole as disciplinary action for refusing to house with black inmates. When asked why he refuses, Kunkel says, "Because it's wrong … nothing personal –– it's just the way it is." In the next scene, Kunkel is caught on camera beating an African-American inmate who is, of course, smaller than he is.

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