But now, more than two decades later, Atlanta's baseball squad has reportedly decided that it would be a good idea to revive the reprehensible screaming savage.
Yesterday, ESPN revealed what this year's new Major League Baseball batting practice caps might look like. Paul Lukas, who runs the website's Uni Watch blog, commented on the Braves' new apparel:
Lillian Miles Lewis, the "devoted wife" of Congressman John Lewis, D-Atlanta, has died, the civil rights icon's office said today in a statement.
According to a 2003 Atlanta Magazine profile, Lewis and the Los Angeles native, a librarian at Atlanta University, were introduced by a friend at a New Year's Eve party in 1967. Less than one year later, the two married and settled into a home in southwest Atlanta.
In 1986, she told the Atlanta Journal that she never imagined her husband would one day be heading to Washington, D.C.
"When I married John, my best friend said, `You are so dumb going into this marriage that you don't even know how much money he earns,'" Lewis told the paper. "The U.S. Congress? No, capital N-O, exclamation point, so forth and so forth."
The AJC's Daniel Malloy points to a poignant paragraph from Lewis' memoir "Walking With the Wind" about the role his wife played in convincing him to run an unsuccessful congressional bid in the late 1970s.
"She had always been very involved in politics, much more than I. She had been a delegate (supporting Shirley Chisholm) to the Democratic National Convention in '72, and she was constantly active in a variety of local circles and organizations. She was outgoing, involved, intelligent and great in front of an audience - she could make a speech. She also knew how to organize, how to chair a meeting, the nitty-gritty stuff. When she finally said, 'Let's do it. Let's go for it,' that was enough. We were in," Lewis wrote.
Lewis later directed Atlanta University's Institute for International Affairs and Development and served as the manager of external affairs after the school merged with Clark College, becoming Clark Atlanta University.
Information regarding funeral arrangements will be released as they become available, a spokeswoman said in a statement. As condolences come in, we'll add them after the jump.
In honor of Atlanta's Annual New Year's Eve Peach Drop, let's take a look at some other dropping fruits:
Honeydew Drop, and more as David Letterman drops some science:
The 94,256-square-foot pigskin museum, which officials want to open by fall 2014, will replace a 2.7-acre parking lot on Marietta Street adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center. As CL reported in October, the nearly $66.5-million facility is funded mostly with sponsorships, loans, and $15 million in promised state funding.
"The College Football Hall of Fame is part of more than a billion dollars of development coming out of the ground over the next three years," Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau President and CEO William Pate said in a statement. "The new attraction will make Atlanta even more competitive for conventions by offering new, unique venues. An attraction with national draw, coupled with the blockbuster events held in Atlanta, will draw additional visitors, create more revenue and generate more jobs for our residents."
Added Mayor Kasim Reed, per Maria Saporta:
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the College Football Hall of Fame coupled with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights is helping make the Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park "one of the most vital tourism corridors in the United States."
Reed also alluded to the fact that Atlanta and the state stuck with the project.
"We are glad that the hall decided to make Atlanta home," Reed said. "We got this done. That's what I want Atlanta to be known for - a city that gets things done."
Once complete, the hall of fame could add some much-needed life to the pocket of downtown west of Centennial Olympic Park. There are also plans nearby for a "Time Square South"-style mixed-use proposal by veteran developer Bob Voyles and Legacy Property group which would include video wall that's guaranteed to convince tourists to stop in the middle of the sidewalk and gaze upward for hours.
Thousands of people over the weekend packed the College Football Hall of Fame's existing home in South Bend, Ind., to say goodbye to the museum before it shuts down in anticipation of the move to Atlanta.
After the jump, an aerial view of the future museum's location.
When approaching the New Year there are two schools of thought: those who carouse and those who reform. This weekend each methodology will have a chance to shine. So before you pack away the tinsel, holly, and sequins - take a look into these two events and pick your approach.Hyde and Vouched Present the Holiday Hangover
The eggnog may have run dry, but many of us are still rebounding from the awkward memory of the holidays. Have no fear: Hyde and Vouched have teamed up to bring you an evening of post-Holiday recuperation. Readers (including Nick Tecosky, John Carroll, Lauren Traetto, and more) will share Christmahannakwanzaa memories. Gina Rickicki (of Dad's Garage & Naked City fame) will carol you through the night. Attendees can drink with Santa and their friends. $7 at the door.
Graphic designer Allan Daniels touches up the New Year's Eve "Peach" in an Austell warehouse.
"It goes into storage, it goes out of storage. We only use it once a year," says Jason Marshall, the production manager at Entertainment Design Group Inc., the firm in charge of storing and preparing the 800-pound Peach for its big night.
Since 1989, the same Peach has been dropped on New Year's Eve in downtown at Underground Atlanta to celebrate the past 365 days. The process of pulling the Peach out of storage, touching it up with paint, and rigging it with fireworks takes workers a total of about two weeks.
"It takes 60 seconds for the Peach to drop, though there are times when it takes a little longer, but I'm not holding my breath... We don't consider it 'not working' as an option," says Marshall, who will be on site tonight to monitor the fruit's plunge.
Beatles cover band Abbey Road Live will be playing the Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta this year.
Congratulations! You've managed to survive another year. Well, just about. As the wee hours of 2012 dwindle down, there's one final test of your party-hardy fortitude: New Year's Eve.
If you're celebrating NYE in Marietta, we have two pieces of advice. First, come to Atlanta. Second, be sure the cab you're getting into is actually a taxi and not a police cruiser.
The state Department of Transportation is set to build tunnels under a Central Georgia route to help black bears cross the road and avoid interacting with cars.
ICYMI: Fuqua Development, whose plans for a 177,000-square-foot retail center along the Atlanta Beltline near Grant Park were rejected last month by the city, has introduced a revised application.
1. 2013 Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta
2. Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome
3. ASO New Year's Eve at Atlanta Symphony Hall
4. Cousin Dan, Biters, the Forty-Fives, and more at Star Bar
5. Shaquille O'Neal's All-Star Comedy Jam at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
First comes news that the Atlanta Braves are reportedly considering bringing back the controversial "screaming Indian" logo. Now some folks say Coca-Cola's new marketing campaign uses the photo of a former Confederate general? Devolution! Right before our very eyes!
Counties that rejected the 1-percent transportation sales tax in July must now pay more to pull down state cash for road projects.
Should state lawmakers have term limits? One freshman member of the Georgia House of Representatives thinks so. Under his proposal, state lawmakers would have to take a break from the Gold Dome for two years after serving four consecutive terms. Some say such a move would only make things easier for lobbyists to set the agenda in the state Capitol.
The fiscal cliff? Still no deal.
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