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Burrell Ellis Guilty

The retrial of now-disgraced former Dekalb CEO Burrell Ellis, the biggest corruption case against an elected official in Georgia’s history, found Ellis guilty on three counts of perjury and attempted theft by extortion. He was foundShow More Summary

Burrell Ellis, DeKalb CEO, Guilty of Perjury and Attempted Extortion

So much for Mr. Eleven-To-One. Burrell Ellis, CEO of DeKalb County, has been found guilty of three counts of perjury and a count of attempted extortion in a retrial of corruption charges that have left the county in a state of agonizing limbo for almost two years. Show More Summary

Report: Jennifer Garner Got Tired Of Ben Affleck's Drinking And Gambling

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck reportedly split up over their different lifestyles: Affleck loved drinking and gambling and Garner wanted him to rein it in. [ more › ]

That's Like Saying to a Middle-Schooler, “Don't Have Acne.”

Bespectacled lady, reading list of pointers to middle schoolers before a dance: Don't be a wallflower. Don't leave the dance during the middle of a song.Sassy lady across the table: Don't get a boner.–Picholine Restaurant

With fireworks finally legal, New York sales go kaboom

For the first time since 1909, New Yorkers can legally light fireworks for the Fourth of July. Not in the five boroughs, though. And there are other caveats. A new state law, signed by Gov. Andrew... To view the full story, click the title link.

Okonomiyaki, Kuromon Ichiba Market and all-you-can-eat Gyukaku Yakiniku barbecue, Osaka

You can't visit Osaka without eating takoyaki. You'll find this classic Osaka street food everywhere, its production a show in itself as the takoyaki warriors spin, flick and stab each puddle of batter until they emerge as perfectlyShow More Summary

After the Rapture: Unforgettable Journeys to the Four Corners of Detroit

By F. Philip Barash I greeted the millennium from a former laundry factory near the old Tiger Stadium. It had been indifferently converted to lofts and managed with the lightest of touches. On game days, the neighborhood did brisk trade in beer and parking. Otherwise, it felt as if the rapture had happened and only […]

Food Aid to Syrian Refugees Cut in Half Due to Funding Crisis

The crisis may lead to a full halt to all food support for most refugees in Jordan

News: New York’s Complexions Contemporary Ballet to relocate to Atlanta next spring

Complexions Contemporary Ballet is leaving New York and moving to Atlanta. The company considered several other cities including San Diego, Los Angeles and Houston, but decided Atlanta

U.S. and Cuba Announce Embassy Openings

Both countries will restore full diplomatic relations and reopen embassies July 20

So I Guess This Is What Armageddon Looks Like

Yesterday there were a lot of legislators grandstanding on Facebook that they were filling up their cars (some with pictures showing they pump their own gas!) to avoid the huge gas tax increase coming today. I’ve included pictures above...Show More Summary

Growing Up in Alameda: The fire years

Dave LeMoine After growing up on Bay Farm Island through the “Happy Days” era, and with high school behind me, I prepared for my future: Two years in a brass foundry, one year in a gas station, two hours at American Can Company, and six years operating Caterpillar tractors accompanied by a stint in the

Preckwinkle to move fast on sales tax hike

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has said she will move quickly to try to try to pass the penny on the dollar sales tax increase she is to introduce Wednesday morning.

Favorite Banks In and Around Decatur?

Toni writes in… I’m a Decatur resident and regular DM reader, and appreciate the feedback from other readers about their favorites around town. My husband and I are looking for a bank and would love to hear what your readers recommend. Probably should expand the request to credit unions as well, since they have often […]

Best Mocktails in Atlanta

I love the resurgence of the fancy cocktails. Unfortunately, booze can really pack on the calories. Not to mention they don’t do us any favors in the hydration department, actually dehydrating us. More and more individuals are choosing to abstain from alcohol for all different reasons. But who wants to sip on a boring soda? Luckily for […]

Fourth of July food events 2015

This year, the Fourth of July calls for double the celebration. The national observance is Fri., July 3, which means a three-day weekend so you can get the celebration started a day early.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Sri Lanka’s Ousted President Seeks A Comeback

Mahinda Rajapaksa says he will contest August elections that could determine the fate of his successor's reform drive

Physical Festival Chicago Is Coming July 7-12: Interview with the Creators

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Photo by Alex Brenner. Physical Festival Chicago will hold its second annual event at Links Hall July 7-12. The festival has hit the mark with Chicago's theater-hungry audiences, serving as a refreshing throw-back to the roots of drama and comedy....

July 2015: Top Doctors 2015

The list of doctors whom other doctors trust most. The list of doctors whom other doctors trust most. Plus, a roundtable of experts on the challenges of Alzheimer's disease, and an Atlanta photographer documents his surgeon father's struggle with dementia.

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