Georgia Trend - October 2006

Legends: On The Run

Wyomia Tyus, once the fastest woman in the world, arrived four years ahead of schedule. She was a teenager, a mere freshman at Tennessee State University. Her coach, Edward Temple, was grooming her for the 1968 Olympics. But Tyus had her own timetable. And she wanted Olympic gold.

Family Connection Partnership

When the national children's advocacy organization KIDS COUNT announced its rankings of the 50 states in the early 1990s, Georgia ranked near the bottom in a range of indicators of child and family well-being, from teen pregnancy and high school graduation rates to the number of children living in poverty.

Georgia Trend 40 Under 40 2006

This year is quite a milestone in 40 Under 40 history. First, 2006 marks the 10th year in which Georgia Trend has sought to identify those individuals who will lead our state's commercial, cultural, academic and governmental institutions into the future.

Out Of Season

Fall is going by in its usual blur. One day you’re taking a wool sweater out of a plastic bag and the next thing you know, someone is reminding you how many shopping days are left before Christmas.

Swimming Upstream

PSC Chair Angela Speir, a self-described "Southern Christian lady," doesn't shy away from conflict. She's voted against all the rate increases that have come before her, and she's an outspoken critic of the behind-the-scenes political negotiations that are the commission's hallmark.

Ready or Not?

Georgia businesses are grappling with the "what-ifs" of a flu pandemic, worrying about how to keep their employees safe and their companies viable. Health officials say the question isn't whether we'll be hit, but when.