Georgia Trend - September 2008

Holding Out Hope

Though Kristin Connor, executive director of CURE Childhood Cancer, interacts with families facing the dreaded disease on a daily basis, it’s difficult for her to view her life as anything but blessed. “I think I’m the luckiest person in the…

Gwinnett County: Boomtown Revisited

Gwinnett County was the fastest growing county in the country during a transitional period, when the strip centers of the 1970s and shopping malls of the 1980s were beginning to lose their luster and the roads connecting them, increasingly clogged…

Still In The Swim

Who would you say is the most successful coach in America? If you said Bobby Cox, Vince Dooley, Joe Paterno or “Coach K,” you’d be wrong. How about Robert Nash (Pete) Higgins, who’s beginning his 48th year as swimming coach…

Sushi Masters

If they did nothing else, enterprising young restaurateur brothers Chris and Alex Kinjo would already be assured of a Hall of Fame placement in Atlanta’s restaurant world. First, they opened MF Sushibar in Midtown, the likes of which our town…

Organizations: 500 For Life

“Somebody dies every 2.4 hours as result of a fire, and a firefighter dies every 76 hours as result of a fire, but it doesn’t have to be that way,” says Frank Buonanotte. “A cure exists.” That cure, says Buonanotte,…

A Failure Of Leadership

If your only source of information about Georgia’s public schools was the news releases distributed by the office of state school Supt. Kathy Cox, you’d think that our kids are surely being educated in the best of all possible worlds.…

GreenRoom: September 2008

• Georgia’s Board of Natural Resources plans to buy 1,564 acres linking two state-owned natural areas, Zahnd Natural Area and Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wild-life Management Area, near Look-out Mountain in Walker County. The state’s Land Conservation Pro-gram helped pay the $8.3…

The Sky Is Not The Limit

For 10 years, Ben DeCosta has been general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest. The city of Atlanta-owned airport is home to Delta Air Lines, on track to become the world’s largest carrier when its merger with…

Political RoundUp: September 2008

Golden opportunity: You can add the name of state Sen. Tim Golden (D-Valdosta) to the list of possible Democratic candidates for governor. Golden got the word out that he’s giving serious consideration to the race, although he might not announce…