Georgia Trend - October 2002

2002: 40 Under 40

This year's list of up and coming young Georgians draws from business, government, education, academia, medicine, the arts, the nonprofit sector and the judiciary. The Class of 2002, selected by the editors of Georgia Trend, and profiled by Paige Bowers, Jerry Grillo and Kenna Simmons, are entrepreneurs, innovators, healers, painters, lawyers and public servants. The roster includes six elected officials, four doctors, two chefs, a science teacher, a veterinarian and a quarterback.

The Quiet Pain

In the foreword to J.B. Fuqua's memoir, Fuqua, Tom Johnson writes that his friend's monumental accomplishments are "all the more amazing because he has battled severe depression for over fifty years.

Oscar's Red Carpet Treatment

If you had a list of don'ts for a successful restaurant, you could just about describe Oscar's. Wildly innovative concept in a moribund location? Lunch that differs dramatically from dinner? A fresh, contemporary design next to... a wig shop? Check, check and check.

Ten Things You Should Do

Dr. Tom Caras of Marietta has a saying; "They don't build pockets on coffins" — meaning if you have worked 50 to 60 hours a week most of your career, it's time to take the next few years to enjoy life.

Classy Coach, Classy Guy

In the annals of college football, many coaches have better won-lost records than William Alexander (Bill) Curry, but none were more respected or more interested in the welfare of his players. Go as far back as Stagg, Rockne, Heisman or as recent as Dodd, Dooley or Jordan and you will find no one who preached that the human soul was worth much more than winning football games.