News for Sunday, March 6, 2011


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The eyes of a tribal man pierce through the bright primary colors painted on his face.

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Cash-strapped states rethink Hollywood tax breaks

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Thanks to a tax break used to lure Disney filmmakers away from North Carolina to coastal Georgia, Harry Spirides figures his beachfront hotel raked in an extra $85,000 because Miley Cyrus spent a summer filming here.

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Drew's season ends at Elite 8

COLUMBUS--All good things have to come to and end.

Fields, Michael Wade

Michael Wade Fields Michael Wade Fields, 54, of Jonesboro, lost his battle with lung cancer on March 6, 2011. He was born Dec. 15, 1956 in Memphis, Tenn., to his parents, Gordon Wright and Patricia Case Fields. Growing up, he enjoyed playing baseball, driving dune buggies, and riding motorcycles. Michael was part of the Santana High School graduation class of 1975, in Santee, Calif. A master service engineer, Michael studied at various technical schools perfecting his craft. He was considered one of the best in his field of work, earning several awards for dedication and craftsmanship. He most recently worked at GE Walker. An avid fisherman and hunter, Michael loved to explore Bass Pro Shops or build computers on the weekends, with his son. He recently started to flying specialized model planes with his son-in-law, and loved nothing more than spending time with his grandchildren. Michael will be remembered as a generous and loving, quick-witted man, who could never be found without his beloved dogs, Mitzi, Chico, Semi and Lilly. Michael is survived by his wife, Julie Wright Fields, of Jonesboro; mother, Patricia Fields, of Falmouth, Ky.; two children, James Michael Fields, of Flovilla, Ga., and Angie Fields Hague, of North Port, Fla.; sister, Janet Bradley, of Falmouth, Ky.; daughter-in-law, Julie Stumbo-Fields; son-in-law, Mike Hague; mother-in-law, Barbara Wright, of Riverdale; two grandchildren, Cody and Lucas; brother-in-law, Jeff Wright, of Lawrenceville; two sisters-in-law, Terrie Fortner, of Riverdale, and Donna Wright, of Lawrenceville, as well as five nieces and four nephews. His family would like to give a special thank you to all his wonderful caregivers and the love they had for him, including the wonderful staff at Emory University Hospital Midtown, and Home & Hospice Advantage. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of Mike. Envelopes will be available at Tara Garden Chapel in Jonesboro. Services will be held on Thursday, March 10, at 2 p.m., EST, with the viewing on Wednesday, March 9, from 2 to 4, and 6 to 8 p.m. Online condolences may be made at