Lozano has illegally lived in the United States for 15 years and still hasn't learned English, but has managed to raise a son who is a criminal. Why shouldn't she be deported?
Maglev sounds cool and flashy, but I can't seem to pin down any reliable numbers as to what it costs per mile. Generally it seems to range from expensive to incredibly expensive, but there are plenty of variables in the mix. Light rail on the other hand could be a realistic option. What intrigues me is that streetcar and light rail lines really aren't that different, so potentially the Downtown-Turner Field line could link in with the new streetcar and expand that transit network substantially.
My bet would also be that this proposed line is also being mentioned now because something is up with mixed use development plans that are being floated around for the Turner Field area. Those have been talked about for a while now and CL has had a few articles about hypothetical plans. Maybe some developers are concerned that there won't be enough demand without there being a viable transit option to the area, so Mayor Reed is trying to sweeten the deal by announcing this project.
I'm not a real fan of public street vendors harassing people who are walking around town, but the vendors are also providing goods that people are buying. I don't see why a compromise seems impossible in this situation. What if the city created a designated zone for the vendors akin to a bazaar or flea market located somewhere in downtown? Let the vendors set up tables in a park or a vacant lot and then they can sell to their clientele without bothering other people. That way there would be a somewhat more controlled chaos that could become a cool shopping experience and attraction.
I took a course and completed a collaborative project with Andre at GSU this past spring and came away really impressed with him. He's a smart and capable guy with a strong work ethic. Based on the programs he advocated in our group (it was an economic development project about the Bay Area), I think he would be an effective councilman for Atlanta. He was really into business incubators that leverage universities together with the private sector to create new companies and collaborative work spaces where inventors, craftsmen, entrepreneurs, etc could come together to design and build in a low cost setting. Those are both two ideas that could really help the city because we have tons on talent and capital sitting on the sidelines that need to be brought together.
So what? All the guy has done is guarantee himself millions of dollars in speaker appearances, a book deal, and eventually a movie about his courage. Collins didn't have a future in the league because he's over the hill and this is a desperate cry to remain relevant. A player in the prime of his career coming out would be real courage.
Pantheon's roof opens up like a supervillain's volcano lair. We might as well get ripped off in style folks.
The only reason I can see the motion failing is because the faculty didn't want to bring further embarrassment to the university (especially after the 3/5 comment, department closings, and test score scandal). I personally don't think the no confidence measure was even about the 3/5 comment, but instead was because a large number of faculty have been unhappy with J-Wags for years and this was a convenient opening for them to voice their dissatisfaction. The general complaint I heard from my professors, a few years ago, was that Wagner didn't culturally fit in with Emory because he's an engineer by training and the university doesn't have an engineering school. The humanities profs always thought he didn't understand their part of the college and wanted to exclusively beef up the sciences and the expense of the liberal arts. Especially after a few departments were shuttered (journalism, studio art, and interdisciplinary studies) and graduate programs (Spanish and economics) closed last year. However, what I think bothers the faculty the most is that their pay has been frozen for the past 5 years even though tuition keeps on increasing and the school keeps constructing new buildings.
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