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UGA student accused in fraternity shooting incident surrenders

According to The Red & Black, O'Brian is the president of TKE fraternity.

posted @ Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 18:58

ARMC: No recent cases of bacterial meningitis treated at hospital

The way to drown out gossip is to douse it with the truth. Since no cause of death was made public, knowing how distrustful people are of authority nowadays the resulting information void left a breeding ground for rumors and innuendos. It's why public relations jobs exist.

posted @ Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 17:54

American student gored in Spain recovering, shaken by event

@Greg Benson: You're only seeing one of the photos...

posted @ Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 17:11

Federal judge stalls Obama's executive action on immigration

[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - Two to three inches of snow is a 'snow day' amd reason to close down the government? LOL. [/quote]
Snow on the ground is not a problem, but ice on the streets and roads is. Why don't you ask your employer why she canceled classes at both the Athens and the Demorest campuses today Feb 16 and report back to us?

posted @ Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 17:05

Former UGA OL Andrews says combine snub adds 'fuel for the fire'

Seahawks WR Chris Matthews once worked at Foot Locker and as a security guard before he got the call. Superbowl MVP QB Kurt Warner once stocked groceries on the nightshift at Hy-Vee and worked as a graduate assistant coach before he got the call.

posted @ Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 16:46

Golf coming to Clarke elementary schools


11-year-old golfer Lucy Li, youngest qualifier ever to play at the U.S. Women's Open

posted @ Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 11:13

Blue Cross offers help after customers hacked

Anthem says it has no reason to believe credit card or banking information was compromised, nor is there evidence at this time that medical information, such as claims, test results, or diagnostic codes, was targeted or obtained.

These are relatively minor issues compared with the theft of personally identifiable information, such as your social security number, which can be used years later to steal your identity. I noticed the article made no mention of ssn's at all. Free credit monitoring for a limited time is a pretty lame response to this kind of data theft. I will certainly join any class action lawsuits.

posted @ Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:59

Federal judge stalls Obama's executive action on immigration

[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - WOW!  Now that is news.  The Feds can set priorities but the President cannot change the law passed by Congress in a bipartisan manner.[/quote]

Executive orders offer a powerful and immediate way for a president to advance his policy priorities. A White House aide to President Bill Clinton described the lure of executive orders this way: "Stroke of the pen, law of the land". President Ronald Reagan used the direct power of executive orders to peel back layers of government regulation that he and his administration believed were hampering economic growth. President George W. Bush signed executive orders that approved more aggressive surveillance after 9/11 and limited public access to presidential documents. And President Obama has increasingly relied on executive orders to forward his agenda in the face of an intransigent Congress.

http://people.howstuffworks.com/executive-order3.htm

[quote] BTW, the Government is shutdown today because of the snow.  I guess this shutdown is OK though and the media will not make a big deal of it. [/quote]

The Feds follow the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)'s Inclement Weather Policy. The State of Georgia follows their HRA Inclement Weather and Emergency Closure policy ...

http://doas.ga.gov/StateLocal/HRA/Rules/Pages/InclementWeather.aspx

Your own institution Piedmont College in Athens has delayed classes until noon today.

What's the BFD?

posted @ Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:50

UGA indoor facility's cost, location could come into focus

Easy - relocate UGA.

posted @ Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:08

American student gored in Spain recovering, shaken by event

Mississippi - enough said. Look, if someone wants to risk their own life and limbs doing something stupid, I would normally say "Have at it.", but it's discretionary acts of stupidity like this one that drive up the cost of health care for everyone.

posted @ Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 09:43

UGA student dies at ARMC; cause of death unconfirmed

@LMc: 11 Alive has been touting their special investigative news team, whose goal is to "hold the powerful accountable".

posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 - 22:27

UGA student dies at ARMC; cause of death unconfirmed

@LMc: Contact one of the Atlanta television stations like 11 Alive and tell your story to a reporter on their news team. They may pursue it.

posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 - 21:54

UGA police arrest student in campus shooting incident

Where are the "guns everywhere" advocates? They should be raising about the "no firearms on school grounds" violation.

posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 - 18:46

Kayla Mueller's boyfriend describes effort to free her

We gave it our best effort under limited intelligence data and highly risky circumstances, but sometimes it just doesn't work out like we want it to. At least we didn't lose any operators on the mission.

The anatomy of a failed hostage rescue deep into Islamic State territory
The Washington Post

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-anatomy-of-a-failed-hostage-r...

posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 - 09:54

'Fifty Shades of Grey' whips up stunning $81.7 million

Mommy porn.

posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 - 08:03

'Failing' label for Gaines Elementary surprises Clarke school officials

Don't you love it, when Republican state politicians take control of schools from local gubbermints after complaining about how the gubbermint is taking control of local schools.

posted @ Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 14:11

'SNL' celebrates 4 decades of being 'Live, from New York!'

I'll miss Phil Hartman, one of my atf favorite SNL cast members.

posted @ Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 12:54

Woman loses $15,000 to phone scammers

The reality is some of these scammers sound pretty convincing over the phone. Otherwise, they wouldn't keep doing it. We tell our senior citizen relatives to let all calls roll over to their answering machine unless they recognize our voices. We review the messages for them and respond to the valid ones. Scammers seldom leave a message, an exception being that guy who claims he's just trying to get delivery information for a medical alert device that's already been paid for by a relative or friend. He's actually trying to get your to subscribe to their service.

posted @ Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 09:17

Minority student populations on the rise at UGA

[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - This quota and numbers game is so tedious. Let's stop the race game.[/quote]
There is no race based quota system in effect at UGA.

...the courts ruled in the 1990s that UGA could no long give an admissions preference on the basis of race

[quote] Let's allow everyone to  archive based on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin, their national  origin or sex. [/quote]

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. - U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

posted @ Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 09:01

Work progressing on student housing development The Mark

Anyone know what the expected rental rate per bedroom is?

posted @ Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 08:41

Alabama's stand against gay marriage crumbles

Alabama Chief Justice Moore is what conservatives would label as an "activist judge", legislating from the bench instead of enforcing the law of the land, the U.S. Constitution.

posted @ Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 11:16

Couple arrested for shoplifting from multiple Athens stores

Ironic Target would be a victim, since they just paid a $4 million fine [without admitting guilt] for overcharging customers at the register versus the price on the shelf. Discrepancies were also found between the weight printed on some packages versus the actual content weight.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/target-fined-overcharging-customers-02305089...

posted @ Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 11:08

Off-duty Athens-Clarke police officer charged with DUI in Gwinnett County

It's a tough job, no doubt about it.

posted @ Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 10:56

'Not Ready to Make Nice,' Guerrilla Girls exhibit injects humor, feminism into museum

"Not Ready to Make Nice" is originally the title of a song co-written and performed by the Dixie Chicks in 2006.

posted @ Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 10:51

State closes Capitol City Bank & Trust, Raleigh bank takes over

After the Great Recession hit, I recall seeing a piece on the Atlanta 6 o'clock news about how Capital City had avoided making subprime loans and as a result was in great financial condition. It's closure comes as a great surprise to me. What exactly happened?

posted @ Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 10:44

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