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By Los Angeles Times | September 16, 1994
WASHINGTON -- Shocked at the accusation that an Atlanta FBI agent killed a pedestrian while driving under the influence of alcohol, FBI Director Louis J. Freeh has issued new rules cracking down on alcohol-related incidents, it was learned yesterday.Mr. Freeh, in a recent interview, said he was "disturbed" to find the FBI had no consistent policy for handling drunken driving and related conduct in its ranks.The punishments for 24 cases he reviewed from the past three years varied so widely that it was as if 24 different people in the FBI handled the cases, Mr. Freeh said, "and yet they were all adjudicated by the same unit here."
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By Justin Fenton and Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2011
When his identical twin brother went missing in 2007, Wael Ali sought to organize a search party in Howard County to hunt for clues. Later, after the discovery of Wasel Ali's body, Wael set up a memorial page on Facebook where he lamented that they'd never spend time together again. "Nobody deserves to be murdered," Wael said at the time. On Thursday, Howard County police delivered a twist in the four-year-old case, charging Wael with murdering his brother. Officials in Cobb County, Ga., where Wael Ali had been living recently and where he was taken into custody, say Wasel had been put in a chokehold, crushing his neck.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 2, 2003
A Severna Park father and son survived the crash of a small airplane Tuesday into the back yard of a suburban Atlanta home, apparently after running out of fuel. John A. Theune, 46, and his 12-year-old son were headed to Atlanta to watch the Maryland Terrapins in the Peach Bowl college football game when the single-engine Piper Cherokee went down about 5:30 p.m. in Cobb County, Ga., about 10 miles northwest of Atlanta. No one on the ground was injured. Theune was listed in critical but stable condition last night at Grady Memorial Hospital, said Cobb County police Cpl. Dana Pierce.
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By Ellen Barry and Ellen Barry,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 14, 2005
ATLANTA - A federal judge yesterday ordered school officials in an Atlanta suburb to remove stickers they had placed in biology textbooks stating that "evolution is a theory, not a fact" that should be "approached with an open mind, studied carefully, and critically considered." In a 44-page decision, U.S. District Judge Clarence Cooper concluded that the stickers, although worded to avoid religious reference, amounted to an endorsement of "Christian fundamentalist or creationist" beliefs.
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September 28, 1993
Talk about throwing the baby out with the bath water. Folks in Newt Gingrich country can go overboard. When the Cobb County (Ga.) Board of Commissioners got wind earlier this year of a local theater whose advertising for a production mentioned the word "gay," the commissioners first tried to block the theater from receiving county funds, then cut off all arts funding in the county.Cobb County is no rural backwater. It's a major suburb of Atlanta, home to 470,000 people. The largest employer is Lockheed.
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By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 21, 1994
Marietta, Ga. -- Most residents of Cobb County didn't consider gay rights fighting words until recently -- not even the gays and lesbians who live here.The heart of this Atlanta suburb lies in Marietta Square, a tiny park bordered by narrow streets, a friendly drug store and antiques shops. For more than 100 years, the square has been a gathering place for those who live here, a place for Fourth of July festivals, Jaycee jamborees, religious meetings, a Ku Klux Klan march.In August 1993, county commissioners passed a resolution condemning what they called the "gay lifestyle."
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By Ellen Barry and Ellen Barry,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 14, 2005
ATLANTA - A federal judge yesterday ordered school officials in an Atlanta suburb to remove stickers they had placed in biology textbooks stating that "evolution is a theory, not a fact" that should be "approached with an open mind, studied carefully, and critically considered." In a 44-page decision, U.S. District Judge Clarence Cooper concluded that the stickers, although worded to avoid religious reference, amounted to an endorsement of "Christian fundamentalist or creationist" beliefs.
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By Ellen Barry and Rennie Sloan and Ellen Barry and Rennie Sloan,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 9, 2004
ATLANTA - In Cobb County, outside Atlanta, teachers used to tear pages out of textbooks rather than wrangle with the divisive topic of evolution. Two years ago, the school board reached a more modern compromise: On the inside cover of a biology textbook, a sticker warns that "evolution is a theory, not a fact." That solution came under fire yesterday in Atlanta District Court, where a group of Cobb County parents backed by the American Civil Liberties Union have sued the school system, charging that it has mingled religion with science by using the sticker.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,SUN STAFF | September 5, 1996
Carroll County officials think they have come up with a better way to dispose of trash: a $33 million plant that will turn garbage, mixed with sludge, into potting soil.Within two years, such a plant could be in operation at the county's Northern Landfill -- without the problems that have beset a similar state-of-the-art operation in Cobb County, Ga., near Atlanta."I'm not saying it's a panacea for the next 20 years, but it's the only panacea we have," J. Michael Evans, the county's public works director, said yesterday during a news conference to educate the public about the proposal.
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By Justin Fenton and Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2011
When his identical twin brother went missing in 2007, Wael Ali sought to organize a search party in Howard County to hunt for clues. Later, after the discovery of Wasel Ali's body, Wael set up a memorial page on Facebook where he lamented that they'd never spend time together again. "Nobody deserves to be murdered," Wael said at the time. On Thursday, Howard County police delivered a twist in the four-year-old case, charging Wael with murdering his brother. Officials in Cobb County, Ga., where Wael Ali had been living recently and where he was taken into custody, say Wasel had been put in a chokehold, crushing his neck.
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By Ellen Barry and Rennie Sloan and Ellen Barry and Rennie Sloan,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 9, 2004
ATLANTA - In Cobb County, outside Atlanta, teachers used to tear pages out of textbooks rather than wrangle with the divisive topic of evolution. Two years ago, the school board reached a more modern compromise: On the inside cover of a biology textbook, a sticker warns that "evolution is a theory, not a fact." That solution came under fire yesterday in Atlanta District Court, where a group of Cobb County parents backed by the American Civil Liberties Union have sued the school system, charging that it has mingled religion with science by using the sticker.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 2, 2003
A Severna Park father and son survived the crash of a small airplane Tuesday into the back yard of a suburban Atlanta home, apparently after running out of fuel. John A. Theune, 46, and his 12-year-old son were headed to Atlanta to watch the Maryland Terrapins in the Peach Bowl college football game when the single-engine Piper Cherokee went down about 5:30 p.m. in Cobb County, Ga., about 10 miles northwest of Atlanta. No one on the ground was injured. Theune was listed in critical but stable condition last night at Grady Memorial Hospital, said Cobb County police Cpl. Dana Pierce.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,SUN STAFF | September 5, 1996
Carroll County officials think they have come up with a better way to dispose of trash: a $33 million plant that will turn garbage, mixed with sludge, into potting soil.Within two years, such a plant could be in operation at the county's Northern Landfill -- without the problems that have beset a similar state-of-the-art operation in Cobb County, Ga., near Atlanta."I'm not saying it's a panacea for the next 20 years, but it's the only panacea we have," J. Michael Evans, the county's public works director, said yesterday during a news conference to educate the public about the proposal.
NEWS
By Los Angeles Times | September 16, 1994
WASHINGTON -- Shocked at the accusation that an Atlanta FBI agent killed a pedestrian while driving under the influence of alcohol, FBI Director Louis J. Freeh has issued new rules cracking down on alcohol-related incidents, it was learned yesterday.Mr. Freeh, in a recent interview, said he was "disturbed" to find the FBI had no consistent policy for handling drunken driving and related conduct in its ranks.The punishments for 24 cases he reviewed from the past three years varied so widely that it was as if 24 different people in the FBI handled the cases, Mr. Freeh said, "and yet they were all adjudicated by the same unit here."
FEATURES
By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 21, 1994
Marietta, Ga. -- Most residents of Cobb County didn't consider gay rights fighting words until recently -- not even the gays and lesbians who live here.The heart of this Atlanta suburb lies in Marietta Square, a tiny park bordered by narrow streets, a friendly drug store and antiques shops. For more than 100 years, the square has been a gathering place for those who live here, a place for Fourth of July festivals, Jaycee jamborees, religious meetings, a Ku Klux Klan march.In August 1993, county commissioners passed a resolution condemning what they called the "gay lifestyle."
NEWS
September 28, 1993
Talk about throwing the baby out with the bath water. Folks in Newt Gingrich country can go overboard. When the Cobb County (Ga.) Board of Commissioners got wind earlier this year of a local theater whose advertising for a production mentioned the word "gay," the commissioners first tried to block the theater from receiving county funds, then cut off all arts funding in the county.Cobb County is no rural backwater. It's a major suburb of Atlanta, home to 470,000 people. The largest employer is Lockheed.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 23, 2002
Amid angry debate among parents, Georgia's second largest school district adopted a policy last night that would require teachers to give a "balanced education" about the origin of life, giving equal weight to evolution and biblical interpretations. The district, Cobb County, came under attack this summer for attaching disclaimers to all science textbooks, saying that evolution "is a theory, not a fact" and should be "approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically considered."
BUSINESS
December 16, 1992
Bell Atlantic in cable TV ventureIn another sign of the accelerating clash between the telephone and cable TV industries, Bell Atlantic Corp. announced yesterday that it would team with a small New Jersey company to provide 60 channels of television over new high-capacity lines to 38,000 homes in Dover Township, N.J.The venture will be the first in which a telephone company has competed head to head against a cable television service.Fleet Finance faces 3rd lawsuitA Georgia judge ruled yesterday that thousands of borrowers may join a new class-action suit accusing Fleet Finance Inc. of unfair lending practices.
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