March 31, 2017 7:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, March 31, 2017 Morning Reads for Friday, March 31, 2017 By Ginny Morning Reads 19 Comments SINE DIE +1. Now go home and listen to the people who sent you to Atlanta. RIP Don Carter. The damage from this fire will hamper ATL traffic for the foreseeable future. Sonny one step closer… Always fighting about somethin’… Mama says, “Stupid is as stupid does.” Cheating crime labs are not just on teevee. Food poisoning from rice. Really. Turning living cells into computers? Soon, young padawan, soon. Somehow, some way, Popeye should get credit for this. Cashierless store opening delayed due to…wait for it… tech issues. Wasn’t this the plot of the Lost in Space remake? New use for black-eyed peas. Do you want to live forever? Be kind. Our time here is short. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny 19 Comments Noway2016 Got to appt two hours early at Glenridge by St. Joes. I-285 much heavier than normal at 630 am. Like posted last night , this is really “gonna suck!” March 31, 2017 7:14 AM Log in to Reply John Vestal My a.m. commute wasn’t bad…about 7 miles/mins longer. I work downtown and come down 400 from S. Forsyth, so I took 285 to 75 instead. I should note that I usually get to the office 5:30-5:45 😉 Not looking forward to leaving here a bit before 3:00, though. March 31, 2017 7:59 AM Log in to Reply davidmac Reposting from yesterday afternoon. http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/local/2017/03/30/disabled-or-just-desperate/ Disability claims are up 21% in urban counties, 30% in small metro counties, and 32% in rural counties from 2004-2015. A lot of what Mr. Spencer experienced in Alabama is similar to Georgia’s problems outside the cities. March 31, 2017 8:19 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker The abuse of the disability portion of social security has been news for years over administrations. The last one picked up the pace with bureacractic, look efficient, hurdles but eventual ok, and high officials reporting, in the news, getting tough might hurt the innocent. Empirically, just swing into any SS admin office and take a peak. In some areas it is a heavily advertised cottage industry for lawyers, docs and even middle men. March 31, 2017 10:07 AM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta Surface streets around here are a NIGHTMARE (I live not far from Cheshire Br/Lavista). I just cant fathom 85 closed from Brookwood to 400 for the foreseeable future…time to plan my trips at off peak times if there is such a thing now. March 31, 2017 9:02 AM Log in to Reply John Vestal DOT has now determined that the southbound span of I-85 will also have to be (torn down and) replaced. Oh, fun. March 31, 2017 9:09 AM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta from 75 interchange to 400…seems surreal March 31, 2017 9:55 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Accountability: Ya think storing a lot of super hot flammable stuff under an interstate is firing time, jail time or an after the disaster/arson new rule ? March 31, 2017 9:48 AM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta I just want to know what the heck was under there that was so flammable. It is STILL smoldering, and even the runway foam they put on it didnt extinguish it completely…just kept coming back March 31, 2017 9:53 AM Log in to Reply Lea Thrace reading (but not confirmed) that it was likely PVC based products. If it was PVC that was improperly treated (not enough fire retardant) it makes sense that it was so flammable. The fact that it is still smoldering speaks to it likely being a mixture of products that have lead to continuing chemical reactions that have not been controlled as of yet. March 31, 2017 10:06 AM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta We are in 100% agreement on this one. March 31, 2017 9:54 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Is this situation likely to get federal funds for repairs?? March 31, 2017 10:16 AM Log in to Reply gt7348b Yes. FHWA has an emergency program. The Atlanta Regional Commission can reprogram formula funds already committed to future projects and backfill them in at a future date. March 31, 2017 10:31 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Trump’s fault: the minimum wage in metro Atlanta is $12 per hour cash……. so sayeth the available yard workers hanging on the corner…….. March 31, 2017 10:59 AM Log in to Reply chefdavid This clerk…. http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/former-court-clerk-admits-forging-case-outcomes-for-money/ March 31, 2017 12:51 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn In other traffic construction related news which does not involve Atlanta – someone thought it would be a good idea to start replacing the drawbridges on Islands Expressway leading to the Tybee and other islands while the area between Truman and downtown Savannah is still under construction. March 31, 2017 1:00 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus Uh oh. I’m going to Tybee next weekend. Is Islands Ex closed? Need to go through Thunderbolt? March 31, 2017 1:05 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Not closed, just a really fun obstacle course. They are on year 2 of 3 in the widening at the start of Presidents down to Truman. The draw bridge will go down to one lane each direction either this Monday or after you visit. Not to mention getting onto Tybee on a Saturday between now and Labor Day will be a bottle neck as it is and will back up to where residents and US 80 merge . Victory/US 80 between Truman and Skidaway is always packed on Saturdays. March 31, 2017 4:58 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Sigh… http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/03/30/drexel-professor-mosul-tweet/ March 31, 2017 4:14 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.