Monday, February 2, 2009

GNB Update

Good Monday...It's the start of a new work week, sort of...not to mention the day after the Super Bowl...Here's the news...

A computer glitch at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta is to blame for AirTran Airways grounding many of its flights. That prevented many of the airlines flights from entering or leaving the Atlanta area. The Associated Press reports that the system had been partially restored as of late Monday monring.

A college basketball coaching legend could soon come out of retirement. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that men's basketball players from the University of Georgia were excited about the possibility of former Indiana and Texas Tech head coach Bob Knight coming to Athens to lead their program. Dennis Felton was fired as the Bulldogs head coach last week after an embarassing loss at Florida. UGA lost its eighth straight game after losing to Alabama 75-70 Saturday night.

Two groundhogs, two different predictions on how much longer winter will last.

Those were the forecasts General Beauregard Lee and Punxsutawney Phil early Monday morning. General Lee didn't see his shadow on Groundhog Day. That means spring will come early to the South this year. On the other hand, Phil saw his shadow. That ensures six more weeks in the winter in the North. According to General Lee's owner, though, the Lilburn-based groundhog has had just one miss in his career: a prediction of an early spring that turned into one of the worst blizzards in Southern history in 1993.

Finally, on the legislative front, a state senator wants to make history with Georgia's schools.

State Senator Eric Johnson is introducting legislation that would allow all of the state's students to offer vouchers to all students. If approved, Georgia would become the first state in the nation to offer such aid. But the proposal faces stiff opposition from Democrats, who claim it would take away money from struggling schools.

That's the news for this Groundhog Day. Remember to log on to 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the freshest news from Georgia. Have a good day.

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