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Women who serve in the military were the focus of this year’s Veterans Day observation on the old Courthouse Square. 3

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Lithonia divided over plan to build gasification plant By Jennifer Ffrench Parker

A proposed plant to burn wood chips to make gas in the city of Lithonia has divided the town into two camps. On one side are economic development proponents who want the jobs and taxes the plant will generate. On the other are residents concerned about health and environmental risks that they don’t know enough about. Green Energy Partners-DeKalb LLC wants to locate a gasification biomass plant on a 26-acre property on Bruce Street to incinerate 100,000 tons of yard waste – wood chips from trees and leaves – and generate 10 megawatts of power, enough to power At left, Hassan Abdullah and Lithonia Councilman Al T. Franklin tour Shaw Industries’ gasification plant in Dalton (above).

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Wesley Chapel businesses raising funds for CID Greg Alexander addresses members of the Wesley Chapel Community Overlay Coalition, including (from left) Bobbi Sanford, Sandy Sanford and Ashton Carter.

Self-imposed tax will fund area improvements By Jennifer Ffrench Parker

Business owners on Wesley Chapel Road envision a vibrant corridor that is neat and manicured with its own security force. Now they are trying to raise funds to make it a reality. On Nov. 18, members of the Wesley Chapel Community Overlay Coalition ­are hosting a fund-raiser at Golden Glide Skating Rink to help raise $30,000 toward the $100,000 needed to launch a Community Improvement District – a nonprofit community-based funding source – to manage the area. Ashton Carter, the WCCOC’s treasurer, said they are hoping that the DeKalb County Development Authority will chip in $70,000 when the group reaches its goal. Once the CID is incorporated, commercial property owners on the corridor will tax themselves an extra 2 to 5 mills annually to create a fund to finance roads, bridges, sidewalks, beautification projects and other improvements and security for the corridor, just like property owners in the Perimeter CID do. With those funds, they hope to get 10 times as much funding from the federal government. To succeed, Carter, who is manager of the RBC Bank branch on Wesley Chapel Road, said organizers must get half of the 733 commercial property owners, owning 75 percent of the assessed value of the properties in the targeted area, to agree to tax themselves an extra percent annually to fund the CID. “We will raise $750,000 to $1 million annually,” he said. “If we raise $1 million, the federal government will pitch in at least $10 million.” Metro Atlanta currently has 13 CIDs.

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Carter said its newest CID – the Gwinnett Village CID – raised $650,000 and got $9 million from the federal government for its projects. “They got 12-to-1,” he said. “A lot of positive things are getting ready to happen for our community. We will be able to stabilize the corridor, create jobs and enhance the safety of our community.” The boundaries of the Wesley Chapel CID will extend from I-285 to Panola Road and from Covington Highway to Flat Shoals Parkway. It is one of three CIDs under consideration for south DeKalb County. DeKalb Commissioners Larry Johnson and Lee May would like to see CIDs on Candler Road and at the Mall at Stonecrest. Johnson said establishing CIDs along

the I-20 corridor is the final plank in a long-term development plan for the area’s renaissance. “We have completed the overlay district establishing architectural control,” he said. “We have the LCI [Livable Centers Initiative grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission]. We are working on the transportation piece. The CID will be the icing on the cake, providing a mechanism for paying for security and beautification and helping us establish entryways from the interstate.” Johnson said the CID offers business owners the opportunity to buy into the success of their community. “If you get buy-in from the business community, it is easier to improve our community,” he said. “The business owners are

contributing and being a part of their own destiny and it is not all the government.” May said that a CID for the Stonecrest area is now a top priority for him and that he will be pulling together a good coalition to help him move it forward. “A CID is critical for the future of the Stonecrest area and to longevity of the area,” he said. “The area could go up or down and a CID would be beneficial for landscaping, security and transportation and to maintaining a high level of quality for that area.” For the Wesley Chapel CID fund-raiser on Nov. 18, Greg Alexander, an owner of Golden Glide Skating Rink, has donated the use of his rink for the Community Fun Please see OVERLAY, page 2


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“All that glitters is not gold. And everything that is called green is not necessarily good for health and the environment.”

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Festival from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Alexander said they are hoping to raise $5,000 and are pre-selling tickets for $5. The tickets will be $8 at the door. Organizers also are renting vendor tables for $100 for businesses to promote their goods and services at the event. Carter, the WCCOC’s treasurer, said Wesley Chapel business owners already have pledged $15,000 toward forming the CID. At the group’s Nov. 5 meeting, Carter presented a check for $1,300 from RBC toward the effort. He said $800 came from the bank’s U.S. headquarters in North Carolina and $500 from

Ashton Carter presents a check from RBC Bank to the Wesley Chapel coalition as members Jeff Wearing and Bobbi Sanford look on.

its global corporate offices in Canada. Carter said the donation is just the beginning of the commitment that RBC is going to make. “RBC wants you to know that they are a community bank and they are proud to support this community,” he said. The RBC branch is the only bank left on Wesley Chapel Road after Wachovia, now Wells Fargo, and the former SouthTrust bank left the corridor, which at one time had four bank branches. Carter said RBC is not leaving the area. “This is just the beginning of what RBC wants to do for this community,” he said. “Thank you for supporting us as a bank and we are going to be here to support the community.” Jennifer Ffrench Parker / CrossRoadsNews

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7,000 homes. The company has a 20-year contract from DeKalb County to collect and convert yard waste into electricity using a non-emission technology. On its Web site, www.gep.us.com, it said the yard waste, along with cooking oil and greases, will be burned and turned into electricity. Neville Anderson, the company’s CEO and managing director, said the plant, which will be built at a cost of $60 million, will generate $200,000 in revenue for DeKalb County government, create 100 jobs during construction and 25 permanent positions, and add $50 million to the city’s tax digest. He said the plant also will pay property and significant sales taxes from its sale of energy to Georgia Power. Anderson said they have a contract on the Bruce Street property, which is currently zoned for mixed use, and that he will apply to the city before the end of month for it be rezoned to M-2 industrial. The property, which was annexed into the city, was originally zoned Industrial M-1. Anderson said he also will apply within 30 days to the state Environmental Protection Division for an air emission Shaw Industries’ plant in Dalton, which burns carpet fibers and wood chips, is in a developed community that is not Africanpermit for the plant. If the rezoning is approved, he said construction will start American, Green Energy Partners CEO Neville Anderson said. next May and be completed by December 2011. “Or you could view it as us coming in as an awesome corporate partner,” he said. “We are showing that private Novel use for gasification While gasification has been around for 1,000 years, An- businesses can lead the way to revitalize our communities.” City Council member Deborah Jackderson said its use to create steam used to drive turbines to son said there are too many unknowns to make electricity is a new application. “There is no smoke, no odor and no noise,” he said. jump on the bandwagon without further “More plants like this are being built because of the push for information and research. “All that glitters is not gold,” she said. renewable energy to get us off our dependence on foreign oil. Green renewable, sustainable energy is the wave of the “And everything that is called green is not necessarily good for health and the future.” But while the company and its supporters say the plant environment.” Jackson said she has seen studies is environmentally friendly, some residents and opponents documenting environmental and health Deborah Jackson are urging caution. hazards and wants to learn more about the process and the Ric Dodd, a City Council member, plant’s impact on the city and its residents. said that the city seems equally split over City Council member Doreen Carter, who sponsored a the plant. Sept. 9 community meeting for Green Energy Partners to “I heard an equal number for and discuss its proposal with residents, says she is always in supagainst,” he said Thursday. “A number port of something that will be positive for the city. have spoken loudly about it.” “It can potentially be good from a business standpoint,” He said he has not yet taken a side but she said. “The fact that it is green it could put Lithonia in that the process described to him seems Ric Dodd the forefront of a progressive movement. I am in support of to be cutting-edge technology. “Right now, I am all for inviting businesses to the city,” seeing the process through.” Some of the city’s residents have organized Citizens for a he said. “We have a lot of vacant property and vacant storefronts. In 1992 when I came to the city, the downtown was Clean and Healthy Environment to gather information and educate themselves. a thriving place. I would like to see it rejuvenated.” Barbara Lester, a lifelong resident and a former councilwoman, said they are bent on finding out as much as they Sweetening the pot Anderson said Thursday that when construction begins can. “We just said, ‘Let’s make sure that we know all of the on the plant, Green Energy Partners will give $1 million to the city to fund an economic development office for the city ramifications of what this is all about,’ ” she said. Some members of the group, including Lester, went for 10 years to spur development around its plant. “This office will work with county, state and federal gov- on a Nov. 1 field trip to Dalton to tour Shaw Industries’ ernments,” he said. “Lithonia has never had that laser focus gasification plant. The trip was sponsored by Green Energy Partners. on economic development.” On Nov. 17, members of the group will share their imHe also is offering to develop a nonprofit Friends of Bruce pressions of that plant and information they have located Street to restore the park and maintain the cemetery. Anderson admitted that those offers could be viewed as about gasification. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at the Lithonia Women’s Club on Wiggins Street. attempts to buy their way into the city.

Lester said she will speak about her impressions at that meeting. “I will tell it one time on Wednesday at 7 p.m.,” she said. The Dalton plant, which is co-owned by Siemens, one of Green Energy Partners’ four team members, incinerates carpet fibers and wood chips. Anderson said he wanted the Lithonia residents and council members to tour the Shaw Industries plant and see the process at work. To quell charges of environmental racism, he said he wanted them to see that the plant is located in a developed community that is not African-American. Anderson said the 50,000-square-foot Lithonia plant will be twice the size of the Dalton plant, and it will be the third one in Georgia and DeKalb’s first and only gasification plant. Carter, one of three council members who took the trip, said she saw nothing at Shaw Industries to sour her on a similar plant in Lithonia. Doreen Carter “The one thing I didn’t like was that the plant there was open,” she said, “but they told me the one in Lithonia would have a roof over it. The picture I saw, it looked like an office building.” Jackson and Councilman Al T. Franklin also made the trip.

Information insufficient The Lithonia plant is Green Energy Partners first project, but Anderson said they plan to build similar plants in distressed communities across the country and internationally to help them revitalize. He said the gasification process is as safe as sitting around a campfire or burning wood in your fireplace at home. “I defy anyone to prove that the process of gasification has any negative effects,” he said. “There are no health or environmental risks. There is more risk from using your cell phone and from driving your car than from a biomass plant.” Shirley Jones, who lives less than five minutes from the site of the proposed plant, said she has found information that suggests that the plant will be toxic. “I am concerned about the health issue,” she said. “I might be dead and gone tomorrow, but there are young people in this city, and seniors, and students going to a middle school. No way do we want this.” Jones, a retired accountant who has lived in the city on and off for 33 years, said a similar plant that was proposed for Briarwood Road was denied by the county but Green Energy’s application was approved. “ ‘Let’s go and dump it in Lithonia, which is predominantly black, poor people, with no voice,’ ” she said. “That’s what we believe they said.” Jackson, who is a lawyer, said the trip to Shaw Industries made her want to find out a lot more about the gasification process. “I want to do more research to ensure that this is not a health and environmental hazard to the community,” she said. “The information provided to us so far is insufficient to make that determination.’ Jackson says she favors alternative energy but that there might be other processes instead of gasification and incineration. “It’s about jobs and economic development,” she said. “But that ought to be balanced against a good quality of life as well.”

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“We have the same values, same patriotism, and same call to duty. The term ‘battle buddy’ doesn’t have a gender.”

County pays tribute to women vets ‘Blessings on Wheels’ seeks food The service and contributions of women veterans were the focus for DeKalb’s Veterans Day observation on Thursday. During the annual event on the Decatur Square, the DeKalb Veterans Advisory Board held a special Veterans Day Celebration to “honor the proud service of our women veterans.” The patriortic ceremony included the Lithonia High School JROTC Color Guard, the DeKalb Police Carla Parker / CrossRoadsNews Honor Guards and 2009 The Lithonia HIgh School JROTC presents the colors at the DeKalb American Idol finalist Gen- County Veteran’s Day program on Nov. 11. esis Moore sang “America the Beautiful.” The Callanwolde Maj. Gen. Maria Britt, the Concert Band played the Stars and event’s guest speaker, acknowlStripe and the Army Force Melody. edged that there are physical difDeKalb County is home to ference between male and female 63,247 veterans, and 6,389 of those soldiers, but said females soldiers veterans are women. do not want to be treated differWith 76,000 women vets, Georently from male soldiers. gia ranks fifth nationwide for the “Female soldiers serve sidelargest population of women vetby-side with their male soldiers,” Maria Britt erans in the country.. said Britt, Commanding General Given their high numbers in the state and for the Georgia National Guard. “We have the county, DeKalb, CEO Burrell Ellis said the same values, same patriotism, and same it is important to honor the women just as call to duty. The term ‘battle buddy’ doesn’t much as the men on Veterans Day. have a gender.” “This is an opportunity to show our Ellis recognized the importance of taking woman veterans how grateful we are for care of veterans including women. the many sacrifices they continue to make “Taking care of our women veterans is to serve our nation,” he said. “We must re- not the charitable thing to do, it is in fact the member our commitment to honor veterans right thing for us to do,” he said. “We must and the families of those who did not make insure that our female veterans have better it back from battle because without their access to services, including healthcare, filing services we would not enjoy the freedoms claims and treatment. Taking care of all of and rights that we exercise today.” our veterans is our responsibility.”

Some of Atlanta’s homeless people will see Thanksgiving a week early when “Blessings on Wheels” takes Thanksgiving to the streets of Atlanta on Nov. 17. The group of DeKalb residents will be preparing hot meals for distribution and collecting frozen chicken breasts, large cans of string beans, rice, rolls, assorted cakes for desserts, water and sodas.

Food and donations can be dropped off at Malcolm Cunningham Auto Gallery, 4334 Snapfinger Woods Drive in Decatur, no later than Nov. 15. The group will meet at the dealership at 8:15 p.m. before hitting the streets. For more information, contact Keischa Stillwell Robinson at kfiger36@yahoo.com or 404-587-5855.

Johnson lands endorsement from Hawks DeKalb Superior Court canmake DeKalb County whole,” didate Courtney Johnson picked Hawks said. up an endorsement from a former In the Nov. 2 general election, opponent for her Nov. 30 runoff Johnson led the voting with 36.7 with Michael Rothenberg. percent. Rothenberg got 26.1 Yvonne Hawks, who finished percent. fourth in the four-candidate race on Early voting begins Nov. 22 Nov. 2, said Johnson could be the at the DeKalb Elections office, judge that DeKalb County needs. 4380 Memorial Drive in DecaCourtney Johnson “I encourage my supporters to tur. For more information, call work with Courtney now and later to help 404-298-4020.

New Birth: No knowledge as to acts New Birth Missionary Baptist Church said it knew that Bishop Eddie Long’s accusers accompanied him on trips but could not confirm or deny whether Long had sex with them. The church, and the LongFellows Youth Academy, its mentoring program for males 13 through 18, filed responses Nov. 8 to the four lawsuits filed by four young men alleging that Long coerced them into sexual relations. Maurice Robinson, Anthony Flagg, Jamal Parris and Spencer LeGrande filed the lawsuits in September in DeKalb County State

Court against Long, the church, and the academy. The alleged that Long coerced them into sexual acts in exchange for lavish trips, cars and money and claimed that the church and the academy knew of Long’s actions and did nothing to protect them. In the responses filed Nov. 8, the said the four men accompanied Long on trips, but that it could not explain the nature of relationships that may have existed between Long and the men. It also said Long often shared room with New Birth members on trips.

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A new strain of political boll weevils has emerged. They are stronger, faster, and better equipped. Some of their armament includes polling data, targeted marketing methods and trends reinforced with slicker talk. Spotting a modern-day weevil requires a heightened sense of crap when you hear it. As the weevil circles its prey be sure you have a large portion of common sense, an equal amount of scholarly awareness sprinkled with a youthful approach to life. These ingredients create a compound of social consciousness that will stun the weevils long enough to administer a final blow – your vote on Election Day! Soon as you think you’ve taken care of the infestation, another wave comes out of hibernation. You brace yourself for the onslaught and access how much pride you have left. The power to reason with a conniver eludes you. So you hunker down and prepare to launch an offensive. The weevil thinks you will keep bowing down, listening to

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half-truths and waiting on a savior to fight your battle is enough to blind you while they carve up the landscape with political boundaries drawn to exclude and deny equal representation. The GOP flipped control of at least 19 state legislative chambers on Nov. 2. Republicans head into next year’s round of reapportionment with total control of the process in four critical states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Texas, where expert Michael McDonald said he expects a “no-holds-barred” approach from the GOP. In the same vein, Alabama and North Carolina were two Southern states that shifted to GOP legislative control for the first time since Reconstruction. In fact, before 1990, not a single legislative chamber in

the South was controlled by Republicans. Following this election, 18 out of the region’s 28 chambers will have GOP majorities. That boll weevil is a smart adversary. He has incorporated bickering over their droppings as a distraction. But we have a sword of knowledge sharpened with the Rule of Law (http://www.aclu.org /voting-rights) in our arsenal. Just when you think you have shored up your defenses, you discover someone in your midst is feeding the weevils information. Who could it be? Is it the woman or man over there in the fine clothes driving the fine car always wanting to be in charge? The weevils wouldn’t use my people against me ... would he? Time to naturalize these snakes in the grass, feed them a big helping of misinformation and let them run and tell that. Sticking to the basics is a sure way of counteracting the weapons of mass deception. The methodology of division is laid out in your local comprehensive

ODE shares process for endorsements In her Oct. 30 letter to CrossRoadsNews about the Organization of DeKalb Educators endorsements of candidates for the Nov. 2 election, District 7 DeKalb School Board member Zepora Roberts posed the question: “How can ODE defend its endorsement process as fair?” It is my pleasure to share with the public the facts regardNicole Duff ing the process ODE used to endorse 2010 School Board candidates. On Oct. 2, I personally approached several candidates, including Ms. Roberts, after the DeKalb Legislative Community Cabinet Meeting at New Piney Grove Baptist Church. My goal was to ensure that the organization had their contact information in order to invite their participation in our endorsement process. Ms. Roberts gave me a flier which contained no contact information. I pointed out the fact that there was no contact information on the flier and Ms. Roberts immediately gave me her personal e-mail address. On Oct. 4 at 12:07

a.m., I personally sent Ms. Roberts a packet of information which included an invitation to participate in the process, notification regarding the date and invitees for the Candidate Forum, and a cover letter and questionnaire. All communication throughout the process – including Ms. Roberts’ invitation – was carbon-copied to the office secretary. Ms. Roberts never responded to the e-mail. The e-mail did not come back as undeliverable. On Oct. 8 and 9, interviews were conducted by several members of ODE. Accommodations were made for candidates who expressed concerns regarding time and schedule conflicts. After the last interview, candidate scores were totaled and the Executive Board met and voted. On Oct. 12, endorsed candidates received notification of their selection and a reminder of the invitation to participate in the Candidate Forum designed specifically for ODE members. On Oct. 21, Ms. Roberts showed up at the forum (for endorsed candidates). I personally invited her to sit on the front row and let her know that she would be given an opportunity to speak. Ms. Roberts left before her

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opportunity to speak was given. I spoke with Ms. Roberts outside regarding her concern of not having received any information. She gave me her e-mail address again and I assured her that I would double-check. I reviewed my information and it was the same. During the interview for the Oct. 23 CrossRoadsNews article, I simply explained that not all candidates responded – which was true. I made no personal remarks about the candidates as I provided general information about the process. I, nor the organization, have no intention of trying to “hurt, harm, or maim” Ms. Roberts. Whether I agree with the things she says and does or not, I have always been what my mother taught me, and my students and colleagues expect – respectful to my elders. I am disappointed that Ms. Roberts said those things when she and I both know the efforts I made to include her in the process. Ms. Roberts, I am not the enemy. I pose not a question, but share a thought I heard at church – “Perhaps it’s not the enemy, but the ‘inner me.’” Those are the facts. Nicole Duff is an ODE officer and the chair of the group’s InterestBased Bargaining Committee.

plan/community assessment and technical addendum to the community assessment documents. Pay close attention to the evaluation of current community policies, actions and development patterns. This evaluation is one of the tools used to draw a line (redistricting) of isolation. How many times have you heard an elected official say, “That’s not my district.” Every time I hear those words they reinforce the alienation of a representative government. That kind of thinking keeps the notion of working together on a straight path to hell. If you really want to keep “your” elected officials accountable, make sure their words and vote come back to haunt them. Operating in the gray area has become the norm, not the exception. We can shine the light on their backhanded practices of diverting our tax dollars away from social issues that keep our communities divided. Clyde “Jocco” Baccus is president of the Learning Tree Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to voter education.

Voters guide helped clarify amendments Thank you, thank you, thank you for clarifying the meaning of the various amendments placed on the Nov. 2 ballot for the citizens’ vote. I have a postgraduate degree and am preparing to take the LSAT, yet for the life of me I would never have understood a couple of the amendments, i.e., what they were asking, if CrossRoadsNews had not “broke it down” in your Oct. 23 election section. I took the paper with me to the polling station so I could vote sensibly. Thanks again for your consideration. Awesome! Rowena Cowans lives in Decatur.

What do you think? We welcome letters to the Forum. Email comments to editor@crossroadsnews.com with your name, city of residence, and telephone number in case we need to contact you. Your contact information will not be published.

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Study: Walking may lower dementia risk

The service and contributions of women veterans were the focus for DeKalb’s Veterans Day observation on Thursday.

Walking six miles or more each week may lower the risk of developing age-related dementia, a new study finds.

“Baby Boy,” starring Tyrese Gibson and Taraji P. Henson, will be screened at the International Black Man Film Festival.

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Pink rides delight young and old 8

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DeKalb Superior Court candidate Courtney Johnson picked up an endorsement from a former opponent for her Nov. 30 runoff.

Kids young and old have been squeaking in delight as they ride Macy’s Pink Pig train at Lenox Square in Atlanta.

“A Class Divided,” about a controversial exercise to provide a better understanding of discrimination, will be screened Nov. 16.

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November 13, 2010

“Brain size shrinks in late adulthood, which can cause memory problems.”

Study: Walking may lower dementia risk Walking six miles or more each week may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and age-related dementia, a new study finds. In addition to promoting good physical health, walking also may help maintain memory and cognitive function for years, according to research published online in the journal Neurology. The findings, published last month in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, are based on a study of 299 men and women, average age 78, who were followed for nine years. The study participants were asked about their physical activity, which was calculated as the number of blocks walked per week (walking was the most common exercise). Study subjects walked from zero to 300 blocks over a one-week period. Highresolution brain scans were done on the participants nine years after the beginning of the study. The more the participants walked at the beginning of the study, the greater their brain volume nine years later. This was still the case after researchers controlled for a number of factors, including age, gender, body mass index and education. The results showed that those who walked 72 blocks or more each week had an increased amount of gray matter in their brains than individuals who didn’t walk this distance each week. Researchers concluded that because brain size shrinks as a person ages, they become more susceptible to suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The lead author of the trial, Kirk I. Erickson of the University of Pittsburgh, said that if regular exercise in midlife

The research team found that people who walked roughly six to nine miles a week halved their risk of developing memory problems.

could improve brain health and improve thinking and memory in later life, it would be one more reason to make regular exercise in people of all ages a public health imperative. “Brain size shrinks in late adulthood, which can cause memory problems,” Erickson said. “Our results should encourage well-designed trials of physical exercise in older adults as a promising approach Kirk Erickson for preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.” Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, slowly kills off brain cells, and activities like walking have been shown to build brain volume. The volunteers were free of dementia at the start of the trial. Nine years later, scientists took brain scans to

measure their brain volume. After four more years, they tested to see if anyone in the study had cognitive impairment or dementia. The research team found that people who walked roughly six to nine miles a week halved their risk of developing memory problems. “Our results are in line with data that aerobic activity induces a host of cellular cascades that could conceivably increase gray matter volume,” the team wrote. They said more studies need to be done on the effects of exercise on dementia, but in the absence of any effective treatments for Alzheimer’s, walking may be one thing people can do that may help down the road. In addition to walking, eating a healthy diet also can protect against the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study conducted at the Columbia University Medical Center.

Free seminars explain Medicare plan options Medicare recipients can get answers to questions about health plan options, including Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage (HMO), at a series of free seminars through the end of the year. Upcoming seminars, which begin at 10 a.m., include: n Nov. 17 – Kaiser Permanente Crescent Centre Medical Center, 200 Crescent Centre Parkway, Tucker. n Dec. 1 – Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St., Decatur. n Dec. 10 – Kaiser Permanente Panola Medical Center, 5440 Hillandale Drive, Lithonia. n Dec. 15 – Kaiser Permanente Crescent Centre Medical Center, 200 Crescent Centre Parkway, Tucker. Space is limited; for reservations or more information, call 1-877-852-5082 (or 1-888-758-6054 for the hearing/speech impaired) 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.

Lithonia Wal-Mart to hold health fair Free health screenings will be available at a health fair hosted by the Fairington Road Wal-Mart in Lithonia on Nov. 22. During the 11 a.m.-to-3 p.m. fair, customers and employees can get screenings for sickle cell anemia and high blood pressure. The store’s Vision Center also will offer vision screenings, and there will be information on breast cancer and diabetes. The Sickle Cell Foundation will be in the parking lot to offer free screening exams from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in its mobile unit. On Nov. 23, the American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive at the store from 1 to 6 p.m. Wal-Mart is at 5401 Fairington Road. For more information, call 770-593-3540.

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Santa arrives at 10 a.m. with a live performance by the Arabia Mountain High School Marching Band. The Macy’s Pink Pig train is offering rides daily through Jan. 2. It is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

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SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends will be back at the Mall at Stonecrest this year to help usher in the busy holiday shopping season. Last year he attracted quite the crowd.

Pink rides delight young and old SpongeBob to welcome Santa Kids young and old have been squeaking in delight as they ride Macy’s Pink Pig train at Lenox Square in Atlanta. The train, which is a beloved Atlanta holiday tradition, is offering rides under the 170-foot Pink Pig Tent through Jan. 2. It is

open daily with the exception of Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The ride takes passengers through life-sized storybook scenes. Rides are $3. Part of the proceeds will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Reading conference taking names A host of popular authors will be at the DeKalb Library’s Dec. 4 and 11 Jubilee of Reading Book Conference, but book lovers have to register by Nov. 26 to get to rub shoulders with them. Writers like Victoria Christopher Murray, Electa Rome Parks, Tony Grooms, Curtis Bunn and Tina Brooks McKinney are among those expected to attend the free conference, in its 10th year. Each year, it brings together 100 book lovers, book clubs and authors for speeches and discussions about writing. This year’s event will host separate conferences for adults and children. Adult readers will congregate on Dec. 4 at the Wesley

Chapel-William C. Brown Library in Decatur from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference for kids takes place Dec. 11 at the Scott Candler Library in Decatur from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will receive a free book club information kit with a suggested reading list, a list of titles offered through the library’s Book Group Take-Out service, and tips on how to sustain a book club. Food also will be served. To register, visit www.dekalblibrary .org/shelf-help/jubilee-of-reading.html. For more information, call 404-3708450.

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Santa Claus will get a Bikini Bottom welcome from SpongeBob SquarePants and a Holiday Parade at the Mall at Stonecrest on Nov. 20. Santa arrives at 10 a.m. with a live performance by the Arabia Mountain High School Marching Band. Nickelodeon star SpongeBob will be available for a meet-and-greet beginning at 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. in 30-minute intervals. The animated “SpongeBob SquarePants,”

currently one of Nickelodeon’s highest-rated series with kids ages 2-11, chronicles the adventures of an unconventional sea sponge who lives in a two-story pineapple located in the sub-surface city of Bikini Bottom. His good intentions and overzealous nature create chaos in his underwater world. The Mall at Stonecrest is at I-20 and Turner Hill Road. For more information, visit www.mall atstonecrest.com or call 678-526-8955.

‘Baby Boy’ to be screened at festival The drama “Baby Boy,” starring Tyrese Gibson, Snoop Dogg, and Taraji P. Henson, will be screened Nov. 20 at the International Black Man Film Festival at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta. The film, which tells the story of Jody, a young black man who finally accepts his responsibilities as a man and a father, will be shown during the festival’s “Boyz to Men” session. The free noon-to-9 p.m. session will focus on the difficult road for black boys; discuss the pressures on young black men; and explore masculinity, healthy relationships, media images, rites of passage, manipulation and abuse. The Auburn Avenue Research Library is at 101 Auburn Ave. N.E. in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.blackmanfilmfest.net or call call 404-432-2194.

75 percent off zoo admissions Sunday This Sunday, Zoo Atlanta visitors can view the animals at 75 percent off the regular price. By uttering the words “Wal-Mart Sunday Fundays” on Nov. 14, patrons will pay $5 to enter the zoo. The regular general admission is $19.99. This is the second Sunday of discounted zoo entrance sponsored by Wal-Mart.

The discounted general admission price is a part of its commitment to help metro Atlanta residents save money so they can live better. The zoo is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Ticket booths close at 5:30 p.m. Zoo Atlanta is at 800 Cherokee Ave. S.E. in Atlanta. For more information, call Kavita Mistry at 404-880-4600.


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“These donated toys will allow military families to provide a happy holiday for their children.”

Historian for Lunch and Learn Series Architectural historian Steven Moffson will headline the DeKalb History Center’s Lunch and Learn Lecture Series on Nov. 16 with a presentation on “The Short Life of Modern Schools in Georgia’s African American Communities, 1952-1970.” The free lecture begins at noon at the historic DeKalb Courthouse in Decatur. Guests can bring a Steven Moffson lunch to eat while listening to the story of how equalization schools became a source of pride, independence and cultural cohesion in its communities in the 1950s and 1960s. The lecture will include a discussion on equalization schools in DeKalb County, among the largest school systems in the state after Word War II. Moffson works for the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. He reviews and writes National Register of Historic Places nominations. He also teaches architectural history at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. The Historic Courthouse is at 101 E. Court Square in Decatur. For more information, call Melissa Forgey at 404-373-1088.

American essay deadline looms High school students and their teachers can win up to $5,000 and a trip to the nation’s capital in the American Citizenship Essay Competition. The students and teachers have until Dec. 1 to submit essays for the Bill of Rights Institute’s national Being an American Essay Contest. The contest asks students to share their thoughts on American citizenship by answering the question: “What civic value do you believe is most essential to being an American?” Essay entries are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Dec. 1. Teachers must submit essays online at www.BeingAnAmerican.org for a chance to win cash prizes from a pool totaling $115,000 and one of 54 all-expenses paid trips to Washington – awarded both to teachers and their students. Supporting contest materials, including lesson plans meeting national academic standards, are provided at no cost to teachers who want to incorporate the essay topic into the classroom. For more information, visit www.being anamerican.org.

Parent Council zeros in on math Stephanie Espy, president and founder of MathSP – Math Strategies and Problem Solving – will be the featured speaker on Nov. 18 at the South DeKalb Parent Council monthly meeting. The 6:30-to-8 p.m. Stephanie Espy meeting takes place at Miller Grove High School, 2645 DeKalb Medical Parkway in Lithonia. MathSP helps students excel in mathematics in school, tests and competition. For more information, call Donna PriestBrown at 404-386-8454.

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Toys and gifts for military families can be left at Dollar Tree stores through Dec. 6. Operation Homefront will distribute them to the families.

Retailer collecting toys, gifts for military families Families can donate toys and gifts for military children in Georgia through Dec. 6 at Dollar Tree stores. The Georgia toy drive, now in its fourth holiday season, is part of a nationwide campaign by Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree. Kim Scofi, president of Operation Homefront – Georgia, said that for the past four years, Dollar Tree and its customers have helped boost the morale of our families who Kim Scofi serve in the military. “Military families are not only dealing with the effects of the war, but also the

economic recession,” she said. “The economy has left them especially hard-hit over the last year. These donated toys will allow them to provide a happy holiday for their children.” Last year, customers at more than 4,000 Dollar Tree and Deal$ stores nationwide donated about $5.6 million in toys. This year, the goal is to reach $6 million. The toy drive comes at a time when Operation Homefront, a nonprofit  that helps military families in need and provides support to wounded service members, has seen a 191 percent increase in requests for food assistance over last year. Chelle Davis, a Dollar Tree representative, said the chain is a proud sponsor of Operation Homefront. “The sacrifices made each day by our

military and their families, especially during deployments, is humbling,” Davis said. “We are honored to give back in this small way by once again participating in this program.” After the drive ends Dec. 6, Operation Homefront volunteers will collect and distribute the gifts to military children during holiday events.  In areas where Operation Homefront does not have a chapter, local military support groups will distribute the toys. Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.  It has more than more 4,500 volunteers in 23 chapters.  For more information, visit Operation Homefront.net/Georgia.

Film tells story of teacher’s take on equality There will be “A Class Divided,” a Public Broadcasta discussion ing Service “Frontline” documentary on an about the Ohio third-grade teacher who conducted a film “A Class controversial exercise to provide her class Divided” after with a better understanding of what disthe screening. crimination means, will be screened Nov. 16 at the Cornerstone Bank in Decatur. The hour-long film will be shown at 7 p.m. in the community room in the bank. The film tells the story of Jane Elliott, who devised an exercise to help her students better understand racism and discrimination facilitated discussion on diversity and incluCornerstone Bank is at 125 Clairemont in America following Jane Elliott sion, led by diversity trainer and Leadership Ave. in Decatur. For more information, ethe assassination of the DeKalb graduate Pollie Massey Battle. mail bethjansa@leadershipdekalb.org. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. Elliott divided her class into two groups: blue-eyed and brown-eyed people. One day, the blue-eyed group was “Come on and be a part of the vision” treated superior and given extra privileges First Afrikan Church is an Afrocentric Christian Ministry like second helpings at lunch, access to the that empowers women, men, youth and children to move new jungle gym and five minutes extra at from membership to leadership in the church, community recess. She praised the blue-eyed group for and the world. 5197 Salem Road being hard working and intelligent while Lithonia, GA 30038 Praise & Devotion she disparaged the brown-eyed group. Worship Service The next day, the treatment of the 770-981-2601 Sundays at 10 a.m. groups was reversed. Because Elliott “We are building believed so strongly in the value of the Join us for Bible Study far beyond our years.” Wednesdays at 7 p.m. exercise, she continued it every year until Rev. Dr. Mark A. Lomax 1984 when she quit teaching. The screening will be followed by a


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