Morning Reads – Thursday, August 18, 2016

On this date in 1966, the first pictures of earth taken from moon orbit were sent back to the U.S. Also on this date, in 1982,  the longest baseball game played at Wrigley Field in Chicago went 21 innings before the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Cubs 2-1.

Peaches 

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

Liberty Drum 

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Teri
Teri

Also on this date, the 19th Amendment was ratified! “Well done, Sister Suffragette!”

gcp
gcp

Local news reports Mayor Reed will announce the super secret GSU/Turner Field deal today. Plan will likely include a little used football stadium and baseball field. Dorms, classrooms, parking and some commercial and residential will also be included. While some of this project is worthwhile the two sports arenas are unnecessary. Project cost and financing for this deal will be quite interesting.

Meanwhile in Dekalb the old GM plant developers will get their tax subsidy w/o Dekalb School Board approval. http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/millions-in-tax-breaks-given-to-redevelop-old-gm-s/

The good news is US women took gold, silver, and bronze in 100 meter hurdles.

Benevolus
Benevolus

I wish they could have found a way to develop that GM site without siphoning funds from the school system.

Rambler14
Rambler14

City of Sandy Springs considering litigation against Perimeter CID and CH2M Hill over a $2.8 Million fine by Georgia DOT

http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2016/08/17/sandy-springs-may-sue-pcids-ch2m-2-8m-street-funding-dispute/

Pete Gibbons
Pete Gibbons

Go Cubs Go!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Trump’s displays of sociopathy are so common it’s hard know them all. They had an early affect on his side kick who’s already probably regretting that neck tattoo. It was easy to miss Pence saying only a couple of weeks ago (when soon after the GOP convention pundits were saying Pence would bring reality to the ticket) that he had “never spent time with someone more devoted to the armed forces” than Donald Trump, what with Trump receiving a purple hear and explaining how he sacrificed for the country by running a business.. The realclear politics polling I cited in… Read more »

davidmac
davidmac

Newton passes a 5-week moratorium on permitting all “places of worship” (but specifically to stop the mosque)
http://www.newtoncitizen.com/news/local/newton-commissioners-put-mosque-places-of-worship-on-hold/article_20c74bca-7dfc-52d4-82c1-f5a3b3949cf6.html

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

Time for the churches, temples, etc.in Newton County to sue.