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Emory law school professor who used ‘n-word’ in class to undergo bias and sensitivity training

Emory law school professor who used ‘n-word’ in class to undergo bias and sensitivity training

Emory University’s law school announced Tuesday a white professor who used the “n-word” in a classroom discussion last month about a racial discrimination case will have to take sensitivity and unconscious bias training. The professor, Paul Zwier, will also work with student leaders and faculty to create and participate in dialogues focused on racial sensitivity. Additionally...
Judge says Georgia elections at risk but rules against paper ballots

Judge says Georgia elections at risk but rules against paper ballots

Georgia voters will continue to use touchscreens to cast their ballots this fall, perhaps for the last time. A federal judge found a “concrete risk” that Georgia’s electronic voting system is vulnerable to tampering, but she ruled against a quick switch to paper ballots less than four weeks before early voting begins for November’s election. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg...
Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford wants FBI investigation before testifying in Senate

Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford wants FBI investigation before testifying in Senate

Attorneys for California college professor Christine Blasey Ford are asking the Senate Judiciary Committee for an FBI investigation before she testifies about an alleged sexual assault involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh 36 years ago when the pair was in high school, according to news reports.  >> Read more trending news  In a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman...
Fulton taking steps to improve ‘barbaric’ conditions at jail

Fulton taking steps to improve ‘barbaric’ conditions at jail

Court and jail officials are taking steps to improve what have been described as “barbaric” conditions for mentally ill women inmates held at a south Fulton County jail, one of the county’s top judges said. The Sheriff’s Office is providing extra correctional officers to work with the women prisoners, and the jail’s healthcare provider is doubling its visits to the...
GBI artist hopes facial reconstruction will help ID remains found in Buford

GBI artist hopes facial reconstruction will help ID remains found in Buford

Human remains found in the Buford area have gone unidentified since they were discovered in 2015. However, a GBI forensic artist hopes a new model will trigger someone’s memory, Channel 2 Action News reported. “I just have a good feeling about it,” the GBI’s Kelly Lawson said of her 3D facial reconstruction. RELATED: Gwinnett cops seek help identifying man whose remains...
Derek Dooley keeps Missouri’s offense rolling

Derek Dooley keeps Missouri’s offense rolling

Missouri led the SEC in yards gained and points scored last season. The Tigers won their last six regular-season games as quarterback Drew Lock went on a tear. Pretty much every important piece from that unit returned in 2018, except for coordinator Josh Huepel, now the head coach at Central Florida.  So, naturally, when Missouri coach Barry Odom went looking for a coordinator to take over his...
Stonecrest mayor Jason Lary has cancer, takes time off

Stonecrest mayor Jason Lary has cancer, takes time off

When routine debate became contentious at Monday night’s Stonecrest City Council meeting, Mayor Jason Lary said he was compelled to walk away. Saying he had grown weary and was stressed by council members bickering over how to manage SPLOST-funded projects, Lary stepped to the podium and made the surprise announcement that he would be taking medical leave. “I’ve been taking cancer...
While in Georgia House leadership, Abrams was also a per diem leader

While in Georgia House leadership, Abrams was also a per diem leader

Once Stacey Abrams became the state House minority leader in 2011, she began collecting daily payments from the state at almost twice the rate of her predecessor — and more than twice the rate of other members of the General Assembly — records show. A ranking of lawmakers by the number of days they were paid $173 to work outside of legislative sessions placed Abrams — the Democratic...
Man enters plea in Gwinnett baby starving death — but still disputes case

Man enters plea in Gwinnett baby starving death — but still disputes case

Rather than face trial, a purported Nuwaubian cult member made a plea deal and accepted a life sentence for the 2014 starving death of his 15-month-old daughter. Calvin Mcintosh, 48, who authorities have said is tied to the Nuwaubian Nation of Moors, entered Alford pleas to felony murder and three counts of cruelty to children. The Alford plea allows a defendant to accept punishment for crimes while...
Feds investigate MARTA minority contracting complaint

Feds investigate MARTA minority contracting complaint

The Federal Transit Administration is investigating whether MARTA has violated rules designed to ensure that businesses owned by minorities and women get a share of government contracts. The investigation stems from a complaint that MARTA allowed the company that operates its paratransit service for elderly and disabled people to wiggle out of a subcontract with a minority-owned business. The FTA...
Isakson, Perdue tread cautiously following Kavanaugh allegations

Isakson, Perdue tread cautiously following Kavanaugh allegations

Last month, both of Georgia’s Republican U.S. senators emphatically vowed to support Brett Kavanaugh, but new sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee have the duo taking a new look at the federal judge.  The seemingly safe confirmation of Kavanaugh plunged into uncertainty over the weekend after the Washington Post published an on-the-record account from Christine...
‘Project Rocket’ gets final Gwinnett approval — but questions remain

‘Project Rocket’ gets final Gwinnett approval — but questions remain

Gwinnett County has granted “Project Rocket” permission for takeoff. But plenty of questions — and a potential complication in neighboring DeKalb — remain. The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners gave final approval Tuesday afternoon for the permits necessary for a massive, 2.5-million-square-foot distribution center near Stone Mountain, referred to by the code name Project...
This Life: If Nike can stand with Kaepernick, I can shell out extra for sneakers

This Life: If Nike can stand with Kaepernick, I can shell out extra for sneakers

I can count on one hand the number of Nike items I own, but not for the reason you might think. I like a lot of what I see of the brand, but unless it’s had two or three markdowns, I’ve never been able to bring myself to pay the asking price. For sportswear, the prices always seemed extravagant. I have a few tops but absolutely no sneakers. None.\ Given recent news, that’s about...
Another tweak coming to FedEx Cup, Tour Championship - this one’s a doozy

Another tweak coming to FedEx Cup, Tour Championship - this one’s a doozy

  If this were 2019, Tiger Woods would be reporting to the first tee of the Tour Championship on Thursday already 2 under. That before he ever put pencil to scorecard. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal. If only life routinely gave you a couple-of-shots head start at daybreak.   Ah, but if this were 2019, Woods also would be starting eight shots behind Bryson DeChambeau, and facing the...
Study: It’s not private school that makes difference. It’s the family.

Study: It’s not private school that makes difference. It’s the family.

In advocating tax dollars for private schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos criticized public schools in America as a dead end. A new major study suggests the private-school edge is an illusion and family factors, rather than school factors, determine student outcomes. “What the study indicates really clearly is that if kids go to public school or private school, they end up in about...
Georgia-based corporations support Hurricane Florence relief efforts

Georgia-based corporations support Hurricane Florence relief efforts

Georgia-based corporations have joined the efforts to bring financial, humanitarian and logistical aid to communities in neighboring states affected by Hurricane Florence. The hurricane made landfall in North Carolina last Friday. It has caused widespread flooding in that state, as well as South Carolina, while its remnants spawned tornadoes in Virginia. So far, the slow-moving storm has claimed 33...
Georgia business: Savannah port continues growth amid trade fears

Georgia business: Savannah port continues growth amid trade fears

The Georgia Ports Authority said Monday it saw an 8 percent increase in container traffic compared to the same month a year earlier, as the Savannah terminal continues to see growth despite concerns about global trade disputes. Griff Lynch, the ports authority executive director, said a strong economy and an expansion of the ports’ rail capacity have helped the Savannah port maintain its...
Grand jury asks for more records about use of force at Gwinnett jail

Grand jury asks for more records about use of force at Gwinnett jail

A federal grand jury has subpoenaed records related to a Gwinnett County deputy’s alleged assault on a mentally ill inmate. The filing, obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution through the Georgia Open Records Act, marks the third grand jury subpoena submitted to the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office since February. All of the requests involve use of force by deputies working as...
MLS Week 30: Ranking the games

MLS Week 30: Ranking the games

Atlanta United at San Jose, 11 p.m. Wednesday and Real Salt Lake at Atlanta United, 7 p.m. Saturday. Atlanta United should pick up six more points and really put pressure on Red Bulls in the chase for the Supporters’ Shield. Toronto at New York Red Bulls, 5 p.m. Saturday. See above. Toronto must win to keep alive its slim hopes of reaching the playoffs. I think Red Bulls will tear them...
My sweet Dutch roots

My sweet Dutch roots

Boterkoek is neither a cookie, nor a cake nor a pie. The Dutch treat is a dense, sweet pastry made from a simple mix of butter, sugar and flour, kneaded into a firm dough, pressed into a baking pan and cooked to a buttery golden delight. “Boter” means butter and that sums it up pretty well. A boterkoek recipe published in the November/December issue of Milk Street Magazine reads more like...
White balls on potted plants are fertilizer

White balls on potted plants are fertilizer

Q: I had three potted parsley plants that suddenly wilted and died. There are white balls next to the stems. They pop when pressed and a sticky liquid comes out. Catherine Caubet, Newnan A: Since no yellow, red, or pink bug guts came out when you pressed the balls, I think these are spheres of controlled-release fertilizer. Manufacturers form a plastic shell around granules of fertilizer...
Butternut squash stew perfect for fall dining

Butternut squash stew perfect for fall dining

From the menu of … Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards, 211 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. 404-373-0063. www.twains.net Last fall I visited Twain’s in Decatur and had this delicious butternut squash stew that was incredibly flavorful and I have been wanting to get the recipe so I can make it this upcoming season. Can you share the details on that? — Chris Brown, Stone Mountain Chef Ryan...
Cobb high school student allegedly exposed himself, dragged girl into bathroom

Cobb high school student allegedly exposed himself, dragged girl into bathroom

A North Cobb High School student allegedly exposed himself to a female student and dragged her into a boy’s bathroom last week, authorities said. Brian Salinas, 17, of Kennesaw, is being charged as an adult, Channel 2 Action News reported.  He allegedly grabbed a girl “by the arm and dragged her into a boys bathroom” where she was forced to touch him on Sept. 11, according...
Georgia Tech’s first step against Clemson: Better starts

Georgia Tech’s first step against Clemson: Better starts

Georgia Tech defensive end Anree Saint-Amour has a fairly accurate memory of how the Yellow Jackets were led to defeat in each of their past three games against Clemson. “I feel like the last couple years, I feel like we kind of got out to a slow start in the beginning, defense gave up quick touchdowns, 1, 2, 3, something like that, and then we’ll kind of hold them,” Saint-Amour...
Freshman Michael Devoe out with toe injury

Freshman Michael Devoe out with toe injury

Georgia Tech freshman guard Michael Devoe injured the big toe on his right foot last week in practice and has been in a walking boot. The amount of time he will be sidelined is undetermined, but he will be in the walking boot for three more weeks. Tech starts preseason practice next week. The Yellow Jackets’ first game is November 9 against Lamar. Devoe is expected to play a large role as a...
WEDNESDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Temps will remain well above average as North Georgia stays dry

WEDNESDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Temps will remain well above average as North Georgia stays dry

Wednesday: High: 92 Wednesday night: Low: 72 Thursday: High: 92 The average temperature this time of year is 81 degrees. After all, Saturday is the first day of fall. However, this week hasn’t been average at all. Just like Monday and Tuesday, the next three days should all be at least 10 degrees warmer than normal, Channel 2 Action News chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said. Macon...
Falcons release official depth chart for Saints’ game 

Falcons release official depth chart for Saints’ game 

With Andy Levitre out for the season, Wes Schweitzer isprovi the proverbial next man up at left guard for the Falcons. Schweitzer lost the starting right guard battled to Brandon Fusco and was the backup swing guard. Levitre was placed on injured reserve with a torn tricep on Tuesday.  Schweitzer started all 18 games last season, but received a 43.7 grade from profootballfocus.com and was the...
APD sergeant awarded $100K from Forsyth County after false DUI arrest

APD sergeant awarded $100K from Forsyth County after false DUI arrest

An Atlanta police sergeant was awarded more than $100,000 of Forsyth County taxpayer money after a lawsuit was settled last week because he was erroneously arrested for a DUI, Channel 2 Action News reported.  In August 2017, Sgt. Paul Sparwath called 911 when he saw some teenagers acting suspiciously in his Forsyth County neighborhood and possibly breaking into cars, Channel 2 reported. ...
What to know about the Braves on Tuesday

What to know about the Braves on Tuesday

Anibal Sanchez and the Braves enter Tuesday trying to snap a three-game skid and hand the Cardinals their first loss at SunTrust Park (4-0). Here’s a rundown before the game: 1. The Braves have lost 13 of 17 at home, falling to 38-37 in Atlanta. They own the 10th best home mark in the National League, complemented by the best road results (45-30).  They have six games remaining to secure...
School crossing guard hit while directing traffic; driver allegedly using phone

School crossing guard hit while directing traffic; driver allegedly using phone

A crossing guard at North Hall High School was hit by a vehicle while she was directing traffic Tuesday, a school system spokesman told AJC.com. Ashley Parr, 21, of Gillsville, was struck by a vehicle because a driver was allegedly distracted by his phone, and she was thrown 12 to 15 feet onto the road, Georgia State Patrol said in a news release. She was taken to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center...
Class AAAA: Week 5 Rundown

Class AAAA: Week 5 Rundown

Columbus was the only team from Region 1 not in action this past week and gets set for a big region showdown with Carver-Columbus this Friday. Columbus is 1-0 in region action after defeating Westover 46-23. Carver-Columbus, Americus-Sumter and Cairo each improved to 2-0 in conference play after scoring a trio of shutout victories this past weekend (Carver-Columbus 41, Dougherty 0; Cairo 24, Hardaway...
Man gets life in prison for stomping, killing man over social security check

Man gets life in prison for stomping, killing man over social security check

A 30-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison for brutally murdering his aunt’s fiance in 2016 — and then repeatedly bragging about it from jail — Fulton County prosecutors announced Tuesday. Joshua Price was convicted of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and burglary, the Fulton County District Attorney’s office said in a statement. Price killed 56-year-old...
There’s a world-class air show coming to North Georgia soon

There’s a world-class air show coming to North Georgia soon

Barrel rolls, nose dives and all manners of heart-stopping stunts will occur in the skies over Rome in mid-October. The seventh Wings Over North Georgia Air Show will showcase all kinds of acrobatic aeronautical operators at the Russell Regional Airport on October 13 and 14. Organizers said more than 80,000 people attended between the two days last year. Among those performing this year will...
Atlanta’s Cousins Properties names Colin Connolly new CEO

Atlanta’s Cousins Properties names Colin Connolly new CEO

Cousins Properties, one of Atlanta’s biggest developers and office landlords, announced Tuesday that Colin Connolly will succeed Larry Gellerstedt as the company’s CEO. Connolly, who joined Cousins in 2011, climbed up the ranks to become Cousins’ president, a title he will retain. The transition will take place in January with Gellerstedt taking the role of executive chairman. &ldquo...
Women accused of snatching wig off store mannequin

Women accused of snatching wig off store mannequin

Police in Savannah are looking for two women who allegedly stole a wig from a beauty supply store earlier this month. Surveillance footage shows the women entering the store on Victory Drive around 3 p.m. on Sept. 8. One snatched a black wig off a mannequin and stuffed it in her purse before leaving the store, police said in a statement. Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying...
Reward grows to $10K for information on Confederate monument vandalism

Reward grows to $10K for information on Confederate monument vandalism

Financial contributions from angry citizens have caused a reward to grow to $10,000 for information on who vandalized a Confederate monument in a South Georgia cemetery. The GBI and local authorities are investigating the damage to the Screven County Confederate Dead Monument in Sylvania, the Statesboro Herald reported. RELATED: Confederate monument vandalized in South Georgia The statue...
During police chase, suspect jumps on track at Bankhead MARTA station

During police chase, suspect jumps on track at Bankhead MARTA station

During a police chase Tuesday afternoon, a suspect jumped on the MARTA rail line at the Bankhead station in northwest Atlanta, causing service to be briefly suspended, police said. “APD was chasing a suspect who jumped wayside onto our tracks,” MARTA police spokesman Cpl. Brian Lauda told AJC.com in a statement.  Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown told AJC.com that officers...
SunTrust online banking restored after outage

SunTrust online banking restored after outage

Online banking services were restored to thousands of SunTrust customers Tuesday following a two- day outage. “We have restored digital capabilities, although some have intermittent access,” said Sue Mallino, a spokeswoman for the Atlanta-based bank. “We continue to monitor performance.” The crash occurred Sunday morning during a normal upgrade of the bank’s...
FBI: ‘Serial armed robber’ targeted 7 dollar stores over 9 days

FBI: ‘Serial armed robber’ targeted 7 dollar stores over 9 days

The FBI believes the same man robbed seven businesses in metro Atlanta over a nine-day period in July. A statement from the FBI’s Atlanta office asked for the public’s help in identifying the man, who targeted discount stores in Rockdale, Fulton and Clayton counties and robbed them at gunpoint. In each case, the man pulled out a gun and demanded money. Authorities believe he drives a silver...
3 indicted on marijuana trafficking charges after ‘grow house’ found in Canton

3 indicted on marijuana trafficking charges after ‘grow house’ found in Canton

Three people have been indicted for allegedly growing and trafficking marijuana, less than three months after police found hundreds of plants in an upscale Canton home. A Cherokee County grand jury indicted Carlos Gerardo Suarez-Diaz, Maria De La Luz Chavez-Hinojoza and Francisco Rivera Diaz last week, according to documents provided by the Cherokee Superior Court on Tuesday. The indictments...
New BBQ restaurant on Lawrenceville square opens this week

New BBQ restaurant on Lawrenceville square opens this week

Lawrenceville’s newest barbecue restaurant is about to open downtown. Foggy Bottom BBQ’s location on Lawrenceville’s downtown square will start serving customers at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20. This is the restaurant’s second location; the original Foggy Bottom BBQ has been open in Loganville since 2012.  The restaurant started construction at its W. Crogan Street space...
An Atlanta Lyft code related to Sunday brunch and your civic duty

An Atlanta Lyft code related to Sunday brunch and your civic duty

Atlantans have a job to do on Election Day, and part of that job requires brunch-related research.  Lyft wants to help you out with all that.  See, there will be a referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot asking if the city should allow restaurants to serve alcohol as early as 11 a.m. on Sundays. (Current regulations ban restaurants from serving booze until 12:30 p.m.) Accordingly, the ...
Dream exercises option on head coach Collen’s contract

Dream exercises option on head coach Collen’s contract

The Atlanta Dream have exercised the third-year option on head coach Nicki Collen’s contract, taking her through the 2020 WNBA season. In her first season in Atlanta, Collen led the Dream to a franchise-best 23 wins and was named the WNBA Coach of the Year. The Dream earned the No. 2 seed in the WNBA playoffs and fell one game short of a berth in the league finals.
Georgia Tech players offer reviews of alternate uniform

Georgia Tech players offer reviews of alternate uniform

Georgia Tech players got their first look at the alternate jerseys they’ll wear Saturday against No. 3 Clemson at a team meeting prior to their Monday practice. Initial reviews were quite positive. “They’re amazing,” B-back Jerry Howard said. “Everybody got lit up when they saw them.” The jerseys are navy with gold numbers and trim, along with white pants and the...
Mosquito tests positive for Eastern equine encephalitis in DeKalb

Mosquito tests positive for Eastern equine encephalitis in DeKalb

The DeKalb County health department announced Tuesday that a mosquito tested positive for the deadly Eastern equine encephalitis virus. Humans rarely become infected and cases are uncommon in Georgia, said Ryan Cira, the environmental health director for the DeKalb Board of Health. However, 33 percent of people who are infected with EEE die and others experience significant brain damage...
JOB ALERT: WorkSource DeKalb holding job fair at New Birth Church

JOB ALERT: WorkSource DeKalb holding job fair at New Birth Church

Polish that resume and pull out that business suit.  Recruiters will be searching for prospective hires at WorkSource DeKalb’s job fair at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.  Job seekers can register for the free event online and must create a profile on the WorkSource DeKalb website. Registrants can expect assistance with training...
Atlanta United must stop Chris Wondolowski with MLS record in his sights

Atlanta United must stop Chris Wondolowski with MLS record in his sights

With an MLS playoff berth locked up and in control of the Supporters’ Shield, Atlanta United’s defenders can continue to fine-tune their performances for postseason challenges. After giving up three goals to D.C. United two weeks ago, the team rebounded to post its seventh shutout this season in Saturday’s 3-0 win at Colorado. It can go for its eighth when it plays at struggling...

Why is the price for erectile dysfunction drugs so high?

Q: Drugs for erectile dysfunction are all extremely expensive. Are their prices being fixed, as I suspect? The price has steadily increased to about $60 a pill. And the prices are virtually the same for each brand-name drug. This has been the case since three ED drugs became available. This can’t be by coincidence! I’ve tried to interest my congressmen and senators about this, but have...
Downtown streets reopen after fire at parking deck

Downtown streets reopen after fire at parking deck

Some streets in downtown Atlanta were blocked to traffic for a few hours Tuesday morning while authorities investigated a car fire in a parking deck. Wall Street between Peachtree Street and Pryor Street and Decatur Street between Park Place and Peachtree Street were closed from about 8:30 a.m. to just before 10 a.m. The roads were closed as a safety precaution to give firefighters room to operate...
Woman poses as bank customer, makes large withdrawal, Gwinnett police say

Woman poses as bank customer, makes large withdrawal, Gwinnett police say

Gwinnett County police are looking for a woman who they say used a fake North Carolina driver’s license to pose as a bank customer and make a large withdrawal. Investigators said the woman presented the ID at a SunTrust bank on Club Drive near Lawrenceville on July 17 to take out $2,500 cash. “The victim noticed the unauthorized withdrawal on her account and called her bank to report the...
MLS Power Poll: Week 29 and guess who is on top

MLS Power Poll: Week 29 and guess who is on top

It’s time for my weekly MLS Power Poll, the only MLS Power Poll that recognizes that arbitrarily ranking teams means nothing in the grand scheme of things and is done just to spark debate and not attach importance to the reporter’s ego. 1. Atlanta United (17-5-6) Last week: 1. Result: 3-0 win at Colorado. How they got here: LWWWWDWWWLWLDWDWDWLWDWWDWWLW. - 2. New York Red Bulls (17-7-5)...
Man shot trying to stop robbery outside East Atlanta restaurant, police say

Man shot trying to stop robbery outside East Atlanta restaurant, police say

A man was shot outside an East Atlanta Village restaurant early Tuesday when he tried to help his friend being robbed at gunpoint. The friend was ambushed by three men as she was getting into her car outside the Flatiron Bar and Restaurant on the corner of Flat Shoals Avenue and Glenwood Avenue, she told Atlanta police. She had just said goodbye to her friends, a man and his girlfriend, who continued...
UGA works to resolve career fair schedule conflict on Jewish holy day

UGA works to resolve career fair schedule conflict on Jewish holy day

University of Georgia officials, facing complaints about holding the fall career fair on the most solemn day on the Jewish calendar, are working to serve students who won’t be able to attend the event. Some students and organizations recently raised concerns about the timing of the career fair on Yom Kippur, which is Wednesday.  “What is appalling is that last year they held the same...
Robbery victim shot after online date set him up, police say

Robbery victim shot after online date set him up, police say

A man was shot multiple times in northwest Atlanta on Tuesday morning when his online date set him up to be robbed, according to police.  An Atlanta police officer was flagged down just before 1:30 a.m. after the man drove to a Chevron station in the 300 block of Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard seeking help. He had several gunshot wounds to the chest, police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty told...
Atlanta City Council members want independent review of Gulch deal

Atlanta City Council members want independent review of Gulch deal

A majority of the Atlanta City Council have signed on as co-sponsors of legislation seeking an independent review of a proposed plan to grant up to $1.75 billion in public financing to redevelop downtown’s Gulch. Eight council members co-sponsored legislation late Monday that would order city Chief Financial Officer Roosevelt Council to hire a third-party firm with expertise in complex...
Concert review and photos: Sting and Shaggy prove a potent, playful pair

Concert review and photos: Sting and Shaggy prove a potent, playful pair

No matter how many concerts you’ve attended in your life, few things will rank higher on the memory meter than watching Sting – erudite, chiseled, contemplative Sting – singing Shaggy’s 2000 hit, “It Wasn’t Me” and its indelible chorus, “Picture this we were both butt naked, banging on the bathroom floor.” But that’s what made Monday&rsquo...
Kimberly D. Boykin, 51, of Atlanta lost 106 pounds

Kimberly D. Boykin, 51, of Atlanta lost 106 pounds

Former weight: 326 pounds Current weight: 220 pounds Pounds lost: 106 pounds Height: 5 feet 3 inches Age: 51 years How long she’s kept it off: She started in May 2017 and reached her current weight in July, but she plans to lose 3o more pounds. Personal life: “I work for Delta Air Lines,” said Boykin, who lives in Atlanta. “I’m a single mom, my son is a junior...
Kitchen Curious: A recipe for easy, peas-y tailgating

Kitchen Curious: A recipe for easy, peas-y tailgating

My family was never much into tailgating. An early ’90s photo of my dad chomping on an apple prior to a U.S. Air Force Academy football game against a Western Athletic Conference rival pretty much sums it up. A few years later, I had the opportunity to be a better tailgater at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. But by then, I had a toddler on my lap, and was more interested in watching...
Braves walk their way to third straight loss, magic number decreases anyway

Braves walk their way to third straight loss, magic number decreases anyway

When the Braves went to St. Louis in a series spanning late May and early June, the Cardinals were in disarray. The Braves swept, outscoring the Cardinals 22-10 while their starters posted a collective 0.00 ERA. These aren’t those same Red Birds. St. Louis was reinvigorated after a managerial change, leaping into wild-card position. And those same Braves that dragged them through the mud over...
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