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Inside Second chance Historic mansion moving to Ansley Park COMMUNITY 3

Strip tease Plenty of debate over adult businesses COMMENTARY 8-9

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Ready to read Two volunteers collect used books for children MAKING A DIFFERENCE 13

Set change Georgia Shakespeare rethinks business model OUT & ABOUT 14-15

Country strong Rustic landmark serves up gas, gossip and burgers COMMUNITY 18-19 PHIL MOSIER

Lauren Foglesong, left, and Ansley Freudenstein, teammates on Chastain Park’s “Tidal Waves” swim team, get their game faces and goggles on before a swim meet against The Branches’ “Gators” in Dunwoody on June 4. More photos on page 30.

AIS defends purchase of property

Debate boils over Gateway project

BY JOE EARLE AND DAN WHISENHUNT

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Atlanta Public Schools wants to sell the old North Fulton High School campus to its current tenant, Atlanta International School. AIS plans to buy, but residents of Buckhead say the deal is a bad one for taxpayers. The debate has raged since details of the deal were first revealed at an APS budget hearing. Parents say APS has moved the deal to the back burner, for now. APS Chief Financial Officer Charles Burbridge said the school system is considering several options to help make up a $60.9 mil-

Hudson Hooks said he needs more time. Hooks, a developer with JLB Partners, asked the Sandy Springs Planning Commission to defer approving his mixed-use development near Chastain Park. The Sandy Springs City Council will likely consider approving the zoning for the plan in July instead of at its June 18 meeting. Hooks wants to tweak the proposal to satisfy the development’s neighbors in Sandy Springs. The city’s residents already see some improvement in designs Hooks presented in April.

SEE RESIDENTS, PAGE 26

SEE DEVELOPER, PAGE 4

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