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A slice of Thanksgiving heritage
Holiday note: No AM News e-mail newsletter on Thanksgiving Day. Regular publication will resume on Friday, Nov. 28.

Power outage snarls airport traffic
A widespread four-hour power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Tuesday night resulted in major traffic backups on the surrounding highways and access roads, apparently causing many holiday travelers to miss their flights.

Dispatcher wrong, 911 chief says
The head of Atlanta's 911 system says a dispatcher should not have called off Atlanta Fire Department paramedics sent to help a 16-year-old Mays High School student who died in October.

'Doodling' draws suspension
North Cobb High School sophomore Brandon Field was suspended from school three days last week after turning in an assignment with doodling on it that school officials said could have been gang-related.
Clayton's state grants frozen

King Center to honor Clinton, Cathy
U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chick-fil-A founder and CEO S. Truett Cathy will receive The King Center's "Salute to Greatness" Award on Jan. 17, the weekend before the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Angry Buckhead mom dives into trash bin
Police say Christy Roe, 51, a real-estate investor and mother of a Sutton Middle School student became angry and disruptive upon learning that a school janitor accidentally tossed a he son's science project into the trash.

A slice of heritage with Thanksgiving
While hordes of shoppers were clambering around grocery store freezer aisles last weekend in search of their Thanksgiving turkeys, a smaller, chatty stream of folks formed a casual line at Tim and Liz Young's farm in northeastern Georgia.
Thanksgiving in space: stiff turkey, bland yams

Brazile, Giuliani campaign for Martin, Chambliss
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will fly into town next week. Former GOP New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani showed up Tuesday, as did Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, who urges college students to "make history."
Today's last day for early voting in runoffs
Brazile: Obama shouldn't come | MTV to host inaugural ball | Voter Guide | Transition page

Barbara Bush hospitalized
A family spokesman said the 83-year-old former first lady went to Methodist Hospital as a precaution after complaining of a "little bit of pain." The results from several tests were negative, the spokesman said.

ATM crooks get $30,000
Cobb County authorities arrested Nikolov Nikoliy, 23, and Yordan Kavalov, 29, earlier this month at a Powers Ferry Road ATM machine for using "skimmers" to tap into several bank card customer accounts.

NY public toilets now feature TVs
What a relief! The free public restrooms operated by the Charmin toilet paper company in Times Square during the holidays have been rolled out for another year. It's the third straight year for the 20 deluxe stalls.

Who won 'Dancing'?
Brooke Burke, the 37-year-old TV personality and mother of four, waltzes away with the mirror ball trophy on the "Dancing with the Stars" TV show finale.

New movies
"Australia," "Four Christmases," "Milk," "Transporter 3," "Ashes of Time Redux."

Stafford, Moreno's swan song?
Bulldogs' tailback Knowshon Moreno and quarterback Matthew Stafford are draft-eligible underclassmen who are reportedly coveted by NFL scouts.Saturday's game vs. Georgia Tech could be their last as UGA players.
Munson to be lauded

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