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December 29, 1999 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In this corner of Dixie that each day becomes a little more like Mexico, Homero Luna has written his own Horatio Alger story. His tale begins in 1993, when the bus drops him off in town. He's just another 20-year-old baby-faced Latino immigrant, high on hopes but low on cash. His first day in Dalton, he lands a job in a poultry plant. They teach him how to gut a chicken in less than 20 seconds. When someone at the plant steals his only pair of shoes, he spends days wearing his rubber work boots.
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December 29, 1999 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In this corner of Dixie that each day becomes a little more like Mexico, Homero Luna has written his own Horatio Alger story. His tale begins in 1993, when the bus drops him off in town. He's just another 20-year-old baby-faced Latino immigrant, high on hopes but low on cash. His first day in Dalton, he lands a job in a poultry plant. They teach him how to gut a chicken in less than 20 seconds. When someone at the plant steals his only pair of shoes, he spends days wearing his rubber work boots.
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July 7, 1993 | Associated Press
Georgian leader Eduard A. Shevardnadze declared martial law Tuesday in the war-torn Abkhazia region of this former Soviet republic as separatist rebels advanced toward the regional capital, Sukhumi. The announcement that Shevardnadze was taking control followed news that Abkhazian rebels had recaptured the only road linking Sukhumi to the rest of Georgia and opened a new front south of the seaside city of 130,000 people.
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