DHS Library Looking To Fill Gaps in Yearbook Archive

From the DHS Library Blog

The Decatur High School Library has a collection of local yearbooks that dates back to 1922. The library plans to digitize this collection for easier access by alumni, researchers, and genealogists.

We are hoping the local community can help fill in a few gaps. The library is in search of yearbooks from the following schools (missing school years in parentheses): Decatur High School (1912-1921, 1982, 1996); Decatur Boys High School (1933-38, 1943, 1952); Decatur Girls High School (1946, 1949-51); Trinity High School (1956-58, 60-62,64-67), Herring Street School (all years).

If you have a yearbook that you would be willing to donate or allow us to borrow, please contact Heather Newman at 404-370-4420 x119 or by email hnewman AT csdecatur.net You can also mail them directly to the high school (ATTN: Heather Newman) or drop them by the DHS library.

Dalai Lama Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets for the Dalai Lama’s October appearances at Emory went on sale this morning at 10am, but the direct link from Emory is currently broken.

Here are some working links to purchase tickets from TicketAlternative’s website.

FYI…The Dalai Lama will be joined by Alice Walker and Phillip Glass for “The Creative Journey” talk on October 19th.

“Luna Versus You” Releases Debut Album

Luna Versus You’s Richard Parsons writes in…

Luna Versus You released a debut album on 3/30/10 it was written, performed and recorded by Richard Parsons at Good Shipmates studio in Decatur and the animated video for the first single was also done in Decatur, by Brad McGinty.

The album is available at Decatur CD as well as on iTunes, CD Baby and Bandcamp.  Links can be found for these at www.lunaversusyou.com

It was well received by Atlanta A-List, and their beautiful review can be read here: http://atlalist.com/record-review/music-luna/

Also according to Parsons, there will be a Luna Versus You listening party tonight at The Marlay starting at 9pm.

Vernon Jones and DeKalb County Liable For Discrimination Damages

If I didn’t know better, I’d be arguing that this county known as “DeKalb” is really just a front for some sort of screwy non-profit that doles out money to lawyers.

From the AJC

A federal court jury on Thursday awarded two former DeKalb County parks employees $185,000 in damages in the long-running racial discrimination case against the county.

In the culmination of a case that wound through the courts for six years, the jurors found that former DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones, Jones’ former executive assistant, Richard Stogner, former parks director Marilyn Boyd Drew and DeKalb County itself were all liable for damages.

The decision came after seven days of testimony before a jury of six — five white and one black — in a cased filed by four plaintiffs who claimed Jones, DeKalb’s first black CEO when elected in 2000, orchestrated a scheme to replace three top white managers in the parks department with blacks.

The case has been long and costly, with DeKalb spending more than $2.5 million in attorney fees for its defense.

Free-For-All Friday 3/2/10

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