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November 11, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Retired Los Angeles Lakers star Earvin "Magic" Johnson and two developers announced a $1-billion development in Atlanta's Midtown area. The project at Peachtree and 12th streets will have 1.2 million square feet of office space, more than 500 hotel rooms and more than 600 condominiums. It also will have 150,000 square feet of retail space, according to a statement issued by Johnson and partners Daniel Corp. and Selig Enterprises Inc.
March 28, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The police chief announced a wave of policy changes Tuesday, including closer supervision of no-knock warrants, in response to the shooting death of an elderly woman in a drug raid last fall. Narcotics operations and no-knock warrants will require the approval of a rank higher than sergeant, Chief Richard J. Pennington said. The department also will increase the number of narcotics officers and rotate them off narcotics duty every few years to prevent complacency, he said.
September 23, 2008 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
"It was a normal day of judicial proceedings," prosecutor Kellie Hill told the jury Monday. "A regular day of courtroom tranquillity -- until that man walked in a back door." She pointed across the courtroom to the sullen, powerfully built man in a tan suit accused of killing four people in a 2005 rampage that started at a courthouse just a few blocks from here.
May 20, 1988 | Associated Press
Atlanta city officials are proposing a lottery to decide demonstration times at the official protest grounds near the site of the Democratic National Convention. The plan was proposed this week during a meeting with representatives of the Atlanta chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, which has criticized the city for being slow to establish procedures for protests.
February 12, 2008 | Jenny Jarvie, Times Staff Writer
This city's much-hyped plan to transform an abandoned 22-mile railroad loop into a green trail and transit route received a significant setback Monday when the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that school property taxes could not be used to fund the project. Atlanta officials, who have invested $160 million in the so-called BeltLine, had expected about $850 million to come from future school tax revenue.
May 8, 2007 | From the Associated Press
You could call it the world's biggest open-mike night. Except the one going on in Atlanta this week will last 10 nights. When it's all over, 500 bands and solo artists -- representing genres as varied as rock, rap and bluegrass -- will have performed, in order, each of the 500 greatest songs of all time, as ranked by Rolling Stone magazine three years ago. It's a songfest aimed at raising money for camps serving children with special needs.
The armed barricades and daily bomb scares of last summer long have faded into memory but, just beneath the surface, Atlanta remains very much a city under siege. Four pipe bombs have exploded at three different locations here since July, striking targets as disparate as an outdoor concert, an abortion clinic and a lesbian-owned nightclub. And the FBI is warning minority communities that they could be targeted next should the perpetrators strike again.
July 11, 1988 | DAVID TREADWELL, Times Staff Writer
Glenn Phillips can see it now--the hordes of hungry delegates and reporters beating a path to his restaurant when the Democratic National Convention comes to town next Monday. He's putting on 15 temporary workers to augment his regular staff of four, and he's planning to keep his doors open around the clock. The only thing disturbing that vision is the parking lot between his 124-seat restaurant, the Beef Station, and the main entrance to the sprawling Atlanta convention complex.
July 27, 2003 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
For years, George and Jean Brumley threw themselves into charitable works around this city as determinedly as they shunned public acclaim for their deeds. The community's gratitude poured forth Saturday as an estimated 3,000 mourners gathered in memory of the retired pediatrics chief and his philanthropist wife, who died July 19 in Kenya in a plane crash that also took the lives of 10 other family members and the two pilots.
August 10, 1992 | MARTHA VARGAS-SEAGLE, The Times
The question was simple. Where are the next Olympics? And it seemed fair to be asking it of people in Catalonia, as the Olympics have been such a focus of attention here. So it was done, and this was the result: Heladio Garcia Enriquez of Barcelona, 40, a doorman: "I believe they are going to be in Montreal. Isn't that in the United States? I think it is either Atlanta or Montreal." Francisco Zuniga, 17, of Barcelona, a sales person: "I do not know."
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