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Atlanta, Ga. – A recent spate of financial support for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's new hall is music to the ASO's ears.

Officials with the ASO says they are about one-third of the way to reaching their fund-raising goal for the new facility.

Rich's is well-remembered by many long-time Atlanta residents for its hospitality and community service. But there was a time when it made headlines - as one of the frontlines of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.

Atlanta, Georgia – Bob Edwards, host of NPR's Morning Edition, spoke recently with WABE's Pat Marcus about his new book - and his changing role at NPR.

WABE: We're so looking forward to your coming to Atlanta for the luncheon and the talk we have scheduled for May 19th.

Beirut, Lebanon – WABE's Bruce Kennedy was recently invited to attend a media conference in Beirut, Lebanon. While there he talked with university students and teachers about their perceptions of America, and U.S. media coverage of the Middle East and the Arab World. He also had a chance to walk around the city.

Lebanon's long civil war ended with a ceasefire, more than a decade ago.

And while the country has recovered dramatically, signs of that war are still very evident in Beirut.

ATLANTA< GA – There's another new sign Georgia's economy may be on the mend.

The nation's largest truckload carrier is opening a new operating center in Decatur - and with that announcement comes jobs.

Schneider National says it hopes to have its new center operational next month.

The company wants to fill 400 new truck driver positions, throughout the state.

Schneider is also seeking experienced diesel mechanics to work at its new Dekalb facility.

Atlanta, Ga. – A new survey, by the Internet division of the National Retail Federation, says this holiday season has been full of good cheer for online retailers - as more and more consumers make their purchases via computer.

According to the report, more than half of the online retailers surveyed have had sales increases of 25-percent or more, so far this holiday season.

ATLANTA, GA (2003-11-26) –

The Pathways Community Network, a United Way agency, has released the results of the 2003 homeless census and survey for the city of Atlanta, Dekalb and Fulton counties.

The study was released at a meeting in the Nicholas Transitional House in Dekalb County. It included about two dozen of the volunteer survey takers and team chiefs. In all several thousand community volunteers some of whom had experienced homelessness themselves participated in the census.

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