Q: Are there plans to bring the popular “Screen on the Green” back to Piedmont Park? — Donald Runnion, Atlanta
A: The return of “Screen on the Green,” the free movie series at Piedmont Park that was canceled last year, is being evaluated, Aimedra Kelley, the director of marketing and outreach for the park’s conservancy, told Q&A on the News in an email. The once-annual event that began in 2000 was canceled in 2012 after a sponsor couldn’t be secured. “Screen on the Green” almost was canceled two years ago, but Delta Air Lines, Georgia Natural Gas, Comcast and Coca-Cola signed on in May 2011. Movies over the years included “Casablanca,” “National Treasure.” “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” and “The Wizard of Oz.”
Q: What is the latest on the embezzlement case at the Woodruff Arts Center? Was the employee arrested and was the money recovered? — Kim Goff, Chamblee
A: Former Woodruff Arts Center employee Ralph Clark faces between 41 and 51 months in prison after pleading guilty last month to embezzling $1.1 million from 2005 until October 2012. Clark was hired as an air conditioning mechanic in 2004 and rose to director of facilities. The arts center has filed an insurance claim, but it has not been settled, Woodruff President and CEO Virginia Hepner told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Clark agreed with Chief U.S. District Judge Julie Carnes when “she reckoned he couldn’t pay that kind of restitution,” the AJC reported.
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