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UGA filing resinstatement paperwork for Gurley today, expects 'prompt ruling'

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posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 19:26 by: The Oracle of t...

Athens teen allegedly beats and chokes mother in cellphone dispute

I'm sure his father will give him a first class azz whooping as soon as he gets home..

posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 13:27 by: The Oracle of t...

UGA filing resinstatement paperwork for Gurley today, expects 'prompt ruling'

When is UGA going to file reinstatement papers for Jack Bauerle.

UGA is embarrassing itself by not standing behind him and apparently throwing him under the bus.

posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 13:25 by: The Oracle of t...

Cinco y Diez out of business in first year

[quote][b]prophet[/b] - The food was excellent but it was much too pricey for, basically, fancy Mexican food. I wondered when I first ate their whether it could make it with its pricing scheme. Apparently not. Too bad.
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It was Mexican food, there really wasn't any fancy or tremendously "authentic" about it, and it was grossly overpriced.

Let's see, here's a winning business plan --let's have a restaurant with a menu virtually indistinguishable from 20 other places in town, forget about parking, and charge twice what other restaurants charge.

I wish I could remember the name, but the new place in Homewood Hills where Peaches used to be has food at least as good as Cinco y Diez. For about half the money. Recommend it highly for breakfast.

posted @ Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 12:46 by: The Oracle of t...

Athens middle schoolers take anti-gun violence pledge

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - Isn't it more important to learn to read, write, . . . ? [/quote]

If you say so. Probably

[quote] Just the site of them will cause us. . . .
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Uhhhhh, just saying.

posted @ Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 21:55 by: The Oracle of t...

After allegedly getting teen drunk, Athens man arrested

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - if this had been my daughter Mr. Gonzalez would have needed the police. He would have needed protective custody.
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Yeppers, the wrong person had to call the police here.

Not sure how you say "no nuts" in Spanish.

posted @ Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:42 by: The Oracle of t...

Athens man indicted for attempted murder of ATF agent

@bobbidiboo:

I don't know what's up with the multiple posts.

I just got my computer "cleaned" and it speeded up considerably, apparently much faster than the ABH's antique server. I'd delete the extras except the state of the art ABH programming doesn't allow us to do that. Oh well.

Back to our regular programming,

Stevo is about to be introduced to the "Sentencing Grid" -- and if he hits the jackpot he will get the "Career criminal" bonus points.

Stevo on sentencing day, "B-B-B-b-b-b-u-u-u-t-t-t-t Judge Haggard/Stephens/Sweat always gave me probation, you mean I really have to go to prison."

Bet Stevo goes the Club Fed before Jamie Hood even gets tried, have to try them in 90 days in the federal system.

posted @ Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:37 by: The Oracle of t...

Athens Downtown Development Authority hopes to restrict center lane stopping

Going back decades, I have never ever anyway understood how private businesses could appropriate to their own use the public way that is Clayton Street.

I have also always been surprised that the merchants who don't rely on selling alcohol to minors haven't been in an uproar.

The assertion that bar owners would have to work 23-24 hours a day is a gross overstatement, being as most of them don't open until noonish or later.

MOST cities with comparable bar districts restrict deliveries to very early morning hours and the world still turns. It's amazing how, when large sums of money are involved, people will find a way to adapt.

posted @ Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:29 by: The Oracle of t...

Athens man indicted for attempted murder of ATF agent

Don't you just hate it for Stevo.

You wake up in the morning, life is looking good, you're going to roll a pigeon, score some walking around money, and the next thing you know, Javonta be dead because the pigeon be packing, and you be facing mandatory life with the Feds, and the Feds don't play like the home boys do -- no parole ,all hard time, straight up hard time.

And the day was looking soooooo good when you got up.

posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 19:18 by: The Oracle of t...

Athens man indicted for attempted murder of ATF agent

Don't you just hate it for Stevo.

You wake up in the morning, life is looking good, you're going to roll a pigeon, score some walking around money, and the next thing you know, Javonta be dead because the pigeon be packing, and you be facing mandatory life with the Feds, and the Feds don't play like the home boys do -- no parole ,all hard time, straight up hard time.

And the day was looking soooooo good when you got up.

posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 19:18 by: The Oracle of t...

Athens man indicted for attempted murder of ATF agent

Don't you just hate it for Stevo.

You wake up in the morning, life is looking good, you're going to roll a pigeon, score some walking around money, and the next thing you know, Javonta be dead because the pigeon be packing, and you be facing mandatory life with the Feds, and the Feds don't play like the home boys do -- no parole ,all hard time, straight up hard time.

And the day was looking soooooo good when you got up.

posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 19:18 by: The Oracle of t...

Athens man indicted for attempted murder of ATF agent

Don't you just hate it for Stevo.

You wake up in the morning, life is looking good, you're going to roll a pigeon, score some walking around money, and the next thing you know, Javonta be dead because the pigeon be packing, and you be facing mandatory life with the Feds, and the Feds don't play like the home boys do -- no parole ,all hard time, straight up hard time.

And the day was looking soooooo good when you got up.

posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 19:18 by: The Oracle of t...

Second person tied to Gurley investigation lawyers up

Shawn is standing by to service your heating and air.

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posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 12:00 by: The Oracle of t...

Second person tied to Gurley investigation lawyers up

Hmmmmm, so a "source" lawyers up and just doesn't want to talk about it any more?

Sounds like my wife.

Wonder how much he had bet on the Missouri game.

posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:18 by: The Oracle of t...

Homeless woman charged in robbery

Joe, Joe, Joe:

I can tell you the nature of the discussion, and I haven't even seen the report.

posted @ Monday, October 6, 2014 - 17:02 by: The Oracle of t...

Supreme Court denies gay marriage appeals

@barryhollander: Well Barry, it seems that you and I are having a wonderful discussion about the Stiles decision, but the ABH still seems to be officially oblivious.

I hope that if the ABH every gets around to doing this story, it points out that ACC has paid tens of thousands of dollars to take this case to the Ga. Sup. Ct. twice, and so far, it's out of town hired mouthpiece has not convinced ONE judge of ONE point ACC has asserted.

Course, this is real money, straight out of the taxpayer's pocket, so who cares.

Your conclusion that this is the conclusion may be premature. I'm sure if ACC and it's salaried county attorney can figure out a way to appeal this case to God, (or maybe the Grand Inquisitor) it will do so.

Actually the case may not be over, as I'm sure Stiles will move (or has moved) for attorney fees, and beings as Judge McWhorter obviously doesn't care for the county attorney, and being as ACC has not raised one valid point (can you say "stubbornly litigious"), I would not be surprised to see attorney fees awarded. Goody goody, the ACC taxpayers get to pay twice, and the various attys. get to keep all their fees and salaries.

posted @ Monday, October 6, 2014 - 13:41 by: The Oracle of t...

Athens-Clarke County could be next to OK Sunday voting

How about a story on ACC getting it's arse kicked again by the Georgia Supreme Court in the Stiles parking case.

This case has gone to the Ga. Supreme Court twice, and to date, NOT ONE SINGLE JUDGE HAS AGREED WITH ANYTHING ACC SAYS.

ACC had to hire an out of town attorney because the county attorney was disqualified for threatening the Stiles with criminal prosecution. Tens of thousands of dollars down the drain.

I realize that kicking a 3rd string football playa out of school over a $43 dollar shoplifting charge is big news, but this decision affects every taxpayer in Clarke County.

Things you will never read in the ABH -- how much did this pointless lawsuit cost the city/county? I mean really, collectively, 16 judges considered the case, and you couldn't convince ONE judge that your were right on ONE point?

posted @ Monday, October 6, 2014 - 13:16 by: The Oracle of t...

Supreme Court denies gay marriage appeals

Earth to ABH, planet Earth to ABH --

Today, the Georgia Supreme Court AFFIRMED the Stiles parking decision, maybe y'all can get a story up about it.

How about a story on how much money the county spent on attorney fees in this case that lost at every step, money the county had to spend because the county attorney was disqualified for misconduct.

posted @ Monday, October 6, 2014 - 12:52 by: The Oracle of t...

Keba founder returns to restaurant biz with Freshtopia

We ate there twice now. We always try to give a new place two tries.

The menu is mostly bizarre. Some very unappetizing combinations many of which contain way too many elements i.e. [quote] Reus plans to offer seasonal menus and is utilizing items sourced from local farms. ... to entrees like the crab tower, which in addition to blue crab showcases sushi rice, avocado, pickled ginger and cucumbers [/quote]

Try to reconcile those two statements. Recognize all the local ingredients ?

The service has been atrocious both times. Last time after 40 minute wait for our "fine food", my companion was brought the wrong dish -- my dish came on out, a pasta dish, which I had the choice of watching slowly congeal for another half hour, or begin to eat, alone. When the error was brought to the manager's attention, we got effusive apologies, but not the rectification one expects from an establishment [quote] offering a fine-dining [/quote]-- no glass of wine for the wait, no comped meal, nada, but a very very long wait for food.

Also, I'd like to know what definition of "affordable" Reus is using, as we found the prices to be at the higher end of comparable establishments. We have reviewed the menu with several acquaintances, including some in the restaurant trade, and they agree.

I'm glad the people who frequented the Keba's grill like it and are impressed -- it may well be the first time they have eaten off real plates with real silverware.

Less you think that I'm entirely negative, my side dish was crispy spinach, which was very well done and quite tasty.

posted @ Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 17:57 by: The Oracle of t...

Statham man attacked by goat

When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.

When life hands you a goat, make BBQ.

posted @ Friday, October 3, 2014 - 18:14 by: The Oracle of t...

Proposed Dougherty Street student apartments voted down

[quote] But the commissioners were in consensus that they didn’t see why the applicant couldn’t build the complex without complying with the existing regulations, so the measure was denied. [/quote]

Is it just me, or does this sentence not make any sense? How can they build without complying with the existing regulations.

Good to see Commissioner elect Link keeping an open mind about a matter that may come before her in appeal.

Sure don't want the commissioners to be influence the members of a body they appoint.

posted @ Friday, October 3, 2014 - 18:09 by: The Oracle of t...

Public input sought in Bishop Park master plan update

[quote][b]Mr Charlie Told Me So[/b] - @mpd0.59: Yeah but for folks on the westside SECP is quite inconvenient.
[/quote]

Yeah, cause that extra 15 minutes to get to SECP can so throw off your daily schedule.

Cry me a river.

posted @ Friday, October 3, 2014 - 18:02 by: The Oracle of t...

Public input sought in Bishop Park master plan update

[quote][b]Kwijibo Junior[/b] - Bishop Park needs more tennis courts - lots more. Maybe enough so that tournaments could be held there.... [/quote]

For real, dude, have you not be paying ANY attention?

The tournament ready tennis center stands silent and waiting for the promised tournaments that were going to put Athens on the tennis tournament circuit, making the local government gazillions of dollars.

On the list of "things you will never read" --expense of maintaining the tennis center vs. income from same

posted @ Friday, October 3, 2014 - 14:07 by: The Oracle of t...

UGA RB Gurley falsely accused of assault in downtown Athens bar

[quote][b]Joe Johnson[/b] - @barryhollander: The accuser was not named. He was not charged with an underage alcohol offense because he was in his home when speaking with police and not in public. I don't normally name someone unless they are formally charged with a crime. I'm speculating, but it could be that he was so intoxicated he might have legitimately thought Gurley was the one who punched him, so that would not be a basis of false report of a crime.
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There is no exception in the law for an under aged person being "in his home." The only relevant exception to that law is when the minor's parents serve him alcohol in THEIR home. Which was not at all the case here.

Either the police don't know the law, which is entirely possible, or they are intentionally obfuscating for some reason, also entirely possible. Especially in light of the statement that the student "admitted he had been drinking."

My personal SWAG is that the video showed him being served alcohol and if they busted the student, they would have to bust the establishment, which just isn't the ACC way of doing things -- don't want to kill the golden goose don't you know. Either that, or the drunk had a last name that ACC didn't want to see in the paper.

My other SWAG is that the video showed the bar being opened and serving after hours, and the police don't want to go there.

Plus the "selfies" on the phone would have made some interesting viewing.

posted @ Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 15:12 by: The Oracle of t...

The Editor's Desk: Telling the untold stories of election season

Thanks for the invitation for story suggestions.

Minimum wages and unemployment seem to be hot topics this political season. High, intractable poverty rate and all that. Shrinking job market for college graduates.

I'm suggesting that maybe the interns should write a story about the recent developments in using unpaid interns in lieu of paid workers, especially in light of continued layoffs of paid professionals..

I'll even give them a few leads.

http://nynewspapers.com/labor-department-intervenes-behalf-hearst-interns/

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/media/2014/04/8543247/cond%C3%A9-n...

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/12/business/judge-rules-for-interns-who-s...

posted @ Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 13:15 by: The Oracle of t...

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