Five fire stations closed temporarily yesterday in the City of Atlanta due to increased number of Atlanta firefighters who called in sick on Superbowl Sunday. A total of twenty-seven firefighters ditched work yesterday, contributing to the temporary closure, or brownout, of five fire houses.
Ladder No. 25 (Cascade/Beecher, Southwest), ladder No. 26 (Moores Mill/Howell Mill — North Buckhead), engine No. 12 (Dekalb Avenue/Little 5 Points), engine No. 30 (Cleveland Avenue/ Lakewood Heights area), engine No. 22 (Bankhead/Hollywood Road, Northwest), engine No. 26 (Moores Mill/Howell Mill — North Buckhead) and engine No. 36 (Kimberly Road/ Cascade Road, Southwest outside perimeter) were all affected by Sunday’s brownout, said Cochran.
“Our goal is not to instill panic, but we are definitely stretched very thin,” added Cochran
Kim Zolciak from The Real Housewives of Atlanta recently went to her blog to address what’s been going on with her *cough* “singing” career. She stressed that she is still working towards and album even though Dallas Austin dissed her. The blonde headed diva also went into overdrive about her fake “A”zzzz hair.
My single “Tightrope” is/was owned by Dallas Austin. He apparently felt ill towards me after seeing the show. And I would have to agree that the footage made us both look rather ridiculous.
However, Dallas spoke out in a negative way towards me and obviously I will no longer be working with him. I have since connected with some of the music industry’s greats in preparing my first single. I am scheduled to return to the studio with a better focus soon. But, it will most likely be around the time filming starts for Season 2 (next month). So you will likely have to wait to hear the finished product when Season 2 airs sometime this fall.
President-elect Barack Obama met with the four living members of the U.S. presidents’ club yesterday (George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter). The image above will forever be hailed in history books as every living U.S. president came together at the White House for a “power lunch” to hash over the world’s challenges with the president-elect. This is the first meeting of its kind since the days of President Ronald Regan.? Check out the AP news coverage below:
“This is an extraordinary gathering,” Obama said, looking plenty at ease in the humbling office that will soon be his.
“All the gentlemen here understand both the pressures and possibilities of this office,” Obama said. “And for me to have the opportunity to get advice, good counsel and fellowship with these individuals is extraordinary. And I’m very grateful to all of them.” (Source)
On New Year’s Day, Oscar Grant, III (above) was fatally shot in the back by a subway police officer. The event occurred on California’s Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) and was thankfully captured on film by several onlookers within the station. Video footage clearly shows that the unarmed Grant was cooperating with authorities, who had also detained several other young men.? I posted the original video footage to show the inhumanity of the shooting.? It is very disturbing to watch so please view at your own risk: Continue Reading…
Charles Barkley told Arizona cops that he ran a stop sign because he was in a hurry to pick up a girl who had “given him a ‘blow job’ one week earlier,” which the former NBA star described as “the best one he had ever had in his life.” According to a Gilbert Police Department report, a copy of which you’ll find here, police asked Barkley where he was going at the time of the 1:26 AM traffic stop in Scottsdale. “You want the truth? I was gonna drive around the corner and get a blow job,” answered Barkley, who is pictured in the above mug shot. A cooperative Barkley also joked with a civilian police employee that, “I’ll tattoo your name on my ass” if it would get him out of the DUI charge. Barkley, 45, was busted after failing field sobriety tests, and had blood drawn so investigators could establish his alcohol content. Barkley was cited for a misdemeanor charge and released at the scene, thus avoiding a trip to the Maricopa County jail.
*sigh*….now THAT’s a Bad B! I need ole girl to come forward to claim Superheads throne!
All charges have been dropped against Nafiza Ziyad, the young lady who was?filmed harrassing an elderly lady on a MARTA train?and given the nickname ?Soulja Girl?. ?Ziyad appeared in Dekalb County court and testified about getting help for her mental disorder and getting her life in order. The judge?dismissed?all criminal charges and referred the young lady to mental health court where she will continue to get treatment and receive counseling. ?For once the “system” got it right…