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Mans Best Friend

Jun 20, 2011

Why do people have such a close bond with dogs?

Laura Miller, a dog agility instructor, told us. “There’s a connectedness between humans and dogs that you just don’t get with other animals. I have had horses, I have had cats but the connection is not the same.”

Today, April 4, is a date that forever holds significance not just for Atlanta but throughout the world. 43 years ago on this day, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

One of the few people to see Dr. King before he left Atlanta was Xerona Clayton. She was working with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

As WABE's Rose Scott reports, now at the age of 81 Clayton vividly recalls that rainy night in Atlanta.

Here, WABE's Steve Goss talks with Georgia State University historian Cliff Kuhn.

Martha Dalton / WABE

Atlanta – The tables will be turned on some Georgia teachers next fall when they're graded on students' standardized test scores. The change is part of a new teacher evaluation system funded by the federal Race to the Top grant. 

Feds Give Atlanta $47 Million For Peachtree Streetcar

Oct 15, 2010

About five months ago, Atlanta lost its federal funding bid to run streetcars through the central parts of the city. It was seen as a major blow to a big city tourism and transportation initiative.

Since then, Mayor Reed says he has consistently pushed for funding. He also says Atlanta focused solely on the Streetcar request and got away from selling federal officials on several city transportation projects.