Saturday, June 28, 2008

From the "Awww Department": UGA VI has died

Posted By on Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 10:56 PM


by Alejandro de los Rios

NOTE: LSU Tiger Fans would be remiss in using the term "Tiger Bait" for the next day or so. At least in regards to the Georgia mascot.

It comes with much sadness to report that this beautiful hunk of dogness has died of congestive heart failure. It should be noted that, when I speak of UGA VI as a "beautiful hunk of dogness" I mean it solely as a dog lover and not as a fan of the University of Georgia. I mean, seriously, would you look at that face?

/makes baby noises, pokes computer screen, loses online manhood.

But in all seriousness, UGA VI served nine seasons as the football team's winningest, and heaviest, mascot. I guess that, in a perverse way, this bodes well for LSU fans as the Georgia football team went 87-27 with two SEC championships (2002 and 2005) during the big dog's reign.

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Pay Raise Defines Session

Posted By on Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 5:40 PM

By: Jeremy Alford

Five months of legislative sessions and more than a year of gubernatorial jawboning have been distilled in roughly one week’s time into a singular issue: increased pay for lawmakers. While the 2008 regular session adjourned last week, its aftereffects are likely to be with us for a while. At a minimum, the votes to boost legislative salaries from $16,800 to $37,500 will serve as a flashpoint for this generation of lawmakers and the administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal — an early indication of how they got to where they’re heading.

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Dear Mr. Mayor …

Posted By on Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 5:39 PM

By: Clancy DuBos

A group of Lower Mid-City residents and business owners has written an “open letter” to Mayor Ray Nagin and City Council members demanding a voice in the decision-making process relating to property acquisitions for the LSU-VA Hospital.

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