Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Investigation Reveals Raccoon Dog Most Misrepresented Fur Sold in America
Seventy percent of falsely advertised or mislabeled fur-trimmed jackets tested by The Humane Society of the United States contain fur from a type of dog species, according to an investigation released today by the organization. Over the last three winters, The HSUS has identified dozens of falsely advertised or falsely labeled garments—including new results released today—which contain fur from the raccoon dog, an Asian canine species. Retailers and brands associated with these latest jackets—the majority of which contain raccoon dog fur—include Eluxury, Dillard's, Dr. Jay's, Caché, Bluefly, Sears and Juicy Couture...

Consumers Can Expect Higher Food Prices
3/19/08 (8:01 p.m.) Americans are paying record prices to fuel their cars. They’re paying more to fuel themselves, too, according to the recently released U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic Consumer Price Index... More

National Workplace Survey Reveals American Professionals Overwhelmed, Headed for “Breaking Point”
A national workplace survey reports that more than seven in ten American white collar workers feel inundated with information at their workplace, while more than two in five feel that they are headed for an information “breaking point.” The survey of 650 white collar and knowledge workers found that employees across virtually every industry are affected by information overload, but that the problem is particularly acute in the legal profession – with almost eight in ten legal professionals saying they are increasingly overloaded with information.

Governor Perdue Signs Executive Order Strengthening State’s Information Technology Security Governor Perdue today signed an executive order to protect state data by standardizing information security reporting.

LexisNexis Risk & Information Analytics Group Launches Solution For Law Enforcement to Proactively Monitor Sex Offenders Across Jurisdictions
LexisNexis Risk & Information Analytics Group today announced the release of Sex Offender Alerts, a solution that provides law enforcement officials with automated notification of the location of sex offenders, especially as they move from one law enforcement jurisdiction to another. The Alerts solution supports law enforcement agencies’ efforts to enforce the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, a law that mandates strict registration requirements for sex offenders.

Red Carpet Season Brings THE BEST of Broadway to Atlanta in 2008-2009
Fidelity Investments Broadway Across America – Atlanta rolls out the red carpet for a season of blockbuster shows and Atlanta premieres in 2008 – 2009 at The Fabulous Fox Theatre. Atlanta theatre-goers will finally get the chance to see Broadway’s latest mega-hit, JERSEY BOYS, along with four other highly-anticipated debuts. The 2008-2009 season also answers overwhelming demand from fans with the return of WICKED, which played to sold-out audiences and broke box office records at The Fox Theatre in 2006.

Happenings at the High
ART IN THE CITY: Thursday Nights at the High
LECTURE: Masterpiece of the Month: “Paternity Test” by Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle
SAVE THE DATE: Studio Spring Break: West African Drums

City Councilmembers and Millard Fuller of the Fuller Center for Housing tour some of area’s most devastated neighborhoods
Members of the Atlanta City Council and the founder of the Fuller Center for Housing will tour some of the City’s most devastated neighborhoods Thursday afternoon to assess the needs of residents still recovering in wake of Friday’s tornado.

The following streets remain unsafe for vehicular and pedestrian traffic and will remain closed for the remainder of the afternoon and evening:

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