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Rob Hunter Out As Watershed Commissioner

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Watershed Management Commissioner Rob Hunter, the source of many angry e-mails to 11Alive News, will be leaving that position by the end of the week.

Hunter announced his resignation on Tuesday, but he will remain as a technical advisor on various issues, including a court-ordered overhaul of the city's water and sewer systems.

"I came to the city ... to implement the federally mandated consent decrees, manage the $4 billion capital program and organize the Department of Watershed Management," Hunter said in a prepared statement. "By the end of the year, I will have substantially accomplished those goals."

Hunter's time as commissioner has been marked by increasing anger on the part of many local residents, who have said that Hunter and the Department of Watershed Management have ignored significant billing problems and claims of overcharging on water bills.

Two Tech Students Find Stranger in Bed

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech Police issued a safety alert late Saturday after a man snuck into the bedrooms of two female students in the North Avenue Apartments on campus.

Police said the man identified himself to one of the young women as a student who lives in the building.

Police said he ran off after the first student screamed and the second student "declined his advances." He did not hurt either one.

"It's frightening," said student Taylor Poltzer, who lives in the East Building. "I really wasn't expecting it because it seems secure. I guess there are breeches, which is really scary."

Police are looking for an Indian male with a medium to dark complexion, 5'9" to 5'10" in height, 150 to 175 pounds, wearing either short or long pants and a t-shirt.

The North Avenue Apartments require key cards to access, but police said the students' doors were both left unlocked.

Atlanta Braces for Big Labor Day Weekend

ATLANTA -- A weekend off is about to go on the books in big numbers. Labor Day Weekend has become one of Atlanta's busiest holidays. Several big events will bring in thousands of visitors and more than $60 million. Here's a rundown of this weekend's biggest events:

DragonCon events run Friday through Monday, including a parade down Peachtree on Saturday at 10 a.m. A Georgia State University study showed the event brought in $25 million in 2008. About 30,000 people are expected to attend this year.

Yellow Jackets begin 2010 campaign against Bulldogs

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - The reigning ACC Champion Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will open the 2010 season in front of a packed crowd at Bobby Dodd Stadium when they host the South Carolina State Bulldogs this weekend.

In just his second season at Georgia Tech, coach Paul Johnson led the Yellow Jackets to an 11-win campaign and the ACC title. It was the first outright ACC title for Georgia Tech since 1990. Also, after last season Johnson became the first coach in ACC history to be named conference Coach of the Year in back- to-back campaigns.

The Bulldogs open the new campaign as the defending MEAC champions. It was the second straight league title for SC State, which finished last year with 10 victories. This will be the ninth season for head coach Oliver "Buddy" Pough, who has collected 67 wins over the previous eight campaigns.

This will be the first meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.

'Phantom of Fox' to Leave Theatre Home

ATLANTA -- It appears the "Phantom of the Fox" will be leaving his home of more than three decades.

Joe Patten was given a lease for life on a 3,600 square foot, two-bedroom apartment upstairs at the Fox after he helped save the theatre from demolition and restore it to its original glory all those years ago.

But there was an out clause: a two-third's majority vote by the board, of which he is a member, could end his lease at any time.

That happened Monday night.

Visibly upset and angry by the board's decision, Patten told reporters after the private meeting, "I made a serious mistake in saving this building."

The board has offered him a new occupancy agreement to remain in the apartment.

"He will continue to be able to live...rent free and the Fox will continue to pay the majority of his utilities...",  Delaney said.

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.

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.