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Research at Georgia Tech, Emory May Make Flu Shots Easier

WASHINGTON -- One day, getting a flu vaccine may be as pain-free as wearing a Band-Aid. 

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University are working on a new method of vaccine delivery involving microneedles that are so small they can hardly be felt.

The tiny needles, which are attached to a patch, barely penetrate the skin before they dissolve and release their vaccine.

Georgia Tech lead researcher Mark Prausnitz says the business side of the patch feels like fine sandpaper and that in tests of microneedles without vaccine, people rated the discomfort at one-tenth to one-twentieth that of getting a standard injection.

Nearly everyone said it was painless.

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Empire State South Opens In Midtown

It's in the heart of Atlanta's midtown and Empire State South promises to be in the hearts of Southerners.  A unique, casual, lighter and fresh approach to southern cooking.

Chef Hu Acheson is no stranger to Georgia, with restaurants in Athens, he's got it down. Check his latest addition. 999 Peachtree Atlanta at the corner of Peachtree and 10th.

There's valet and validated parking.

Friday Night's Prep Football Scores

Friday's Scores

By The Associated Press

PREP FOOTBALL

Abbeville, S.C. 24, Lincoln County 21

Allatoona 24, Kennesaw Mountain 22

Alpharetta 42, North Cobb 19

Americus Sumter 28, Liberty County 7

Apalachee 35, Habersham Central 7

Appling County 18, Dodge County 17

Aquinas 35, Landmark Christian 17

Armuchee 28, Trion 16

Athens Academy 34, Southwest Atlanta Christian 14

Bainbridge 14, Early County 7

Baldwin 14, Burke County 8

Banks County 40, Social Circle 14

Bethesda Day 41, Bible Baptist 8

Bleckley County 27, Lamar County 19

Blessed Trinity 44, Benedictine Military 0

Bremen 27, Howard 0

Brookstone 42, Macon County 9

Buford 40, Gainesville 19

Butler 42, Westside-Augusta 0

Calhoun 27, Dalton 14

American Shingle and Siding Shuts Its Doors

Thousands of homeowners have been left in the lurch by an Atlanta based roofing company.
It abruptly closed its doors after taking large deposits from homeowners for roofing jobs and not finishing the work.
Now our center for investigative action has learned a criminal investigation is underway.

The Bibb County Sheriff's Department in Macon has launched an investigation after American Shingle and Siding closed its doors earlier this month after taking large deposits from homeowners for roofing work. Captain Mike Smallwood said,""There will be criminal charges." He believe the company will be charged with theft by conversion.

The owner of American Shingle, Carlton DeWayne Dunko, says he did not deposit those checks and plans to return them. However, he said he had gotten into financial difficulty has was using new deposits to pay creditors rather than using the money to do the specific jobs that the deposits were for.

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Great Burrito and Kebabs found in the Morningside Area

Atlanta, GA--  Though it is not news that Atlanta has a plethora of local restaurants vying for the title of the Best Atlanta Burrito or maybe the Biggest Atlanta Burrito or better still the Cheapest Atlanta Burrito, but what is new and fresh is to find a Persian and Southwestern Fusion of the gut filling classic.

Sheik Burritos n Kabobs at 1877 Piedmont Road, near Cheshire Bridge claims to deliver, "cutting edge Persian/Southwestern fusion."  And after a quick lunchtime stop, I can concur that they have delivered on fusing the 2 otherwise distant flavors together.

Those who like the spiciness of a burrito or those that enjoy the distinct flavors of a traditional kabob may be a little underwhelmed as the fusion of the 2 does not pack the full punch of their traditional counterparts. The location has 2 outdoor benches for nice Atlanta days, serves beer and wine, and has a reasonable price.

Republican Candidate for Governor Backtracks on "Open Mind" on Casinos

Atlanta, GA (AP)-- Republican gubernatorial hopeful Nathan Deal is backpedaling on casinos after at least one prominent Christian
conservative activist called to voice concerns.
Deal created a stir when he said earlier this month that he was
willing to keep an "open mind" about the possibility of casinos
in Georgia. This week, Deal spokesman Brian Robinson said the
former congressman from Gainesville "personally opposes casino
gambling" and doesn't believe they're the best way to spur the
state's economy. Robinson wouldn't say whether Deal would sign a
veto a casino bill if one landed on his desk.
The campaign of Deal's opponent, Democrat Roy Barnes, said
Deal's waffling shows he "is too unsteady for the job" of
governor.
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Online:
Roy Barnes for Governor: www.roy2010.com
Nathan Deal for Governor: www.nathandeal.org

Atlanta Homeowners Get City Hall Action on Water Bills

ATLANTA -- Looking for answers on why Atlanta water bills have doubled and tripled, angry and frustrated homeowners from 10 Buckhead communities took their issues to City Hall and the Mayor's Office.

The homeowners met for more than two hours Monday night with Atlanta Watershed Commissioner Rob Hunter, and many say they just got round-about and indirect answers.

After an hour long meeting Thursday at City Hall, Atlanta's Chief Operating Officer Peter Aman says the Mayors Office is now taking a direct role is what's happening to homeowner water bills and meter readings.

"I am personally leading this initiative to develop a new plan for Watershed. I will be personally supervising and involved," Aman said.

"We clearly are not delivering the level of service to our citizens that they deserve and there is no question that the City is going to make an aggressive attempt to figure out what is going on," he added.