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2008-06-14 03:00:15

By Lee Shearer ATHENS, Ga. - So many laptops are disappearing from campus that University of Georgia police issued an e-mail asking computer users to keep closer track of their machines. In May alone, when few students were on campus most of the month, UGA police took theft reports on 11 laptops and smaller computers. Ten of those were owned by UGA, but earlier this year, many of the stolen computers belonged to UGA workers and students, said UGA police Chief Jimmy Williamson....

2008-01-16 09:00:32

ATLANTA, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cox Radio announced today it has exercised its option to acquire five radio stations serving the Athens, Georgia market for $60 million, less amounts previously paid toward the option totaling $12 million. The stations -- WNGC-FM, WGMG-FM, WPUP-FM, WGAU-AM and WRFC-AM -- are currently owned by affiliated companies controlled by Paul Stone: Southern Broadcasting of Athens, Inc.; Southern Broadcasting of Pensacola, Inc.; and New Broadcast Investment...

2007-11-21 15:00:26

By Blake Aued, Athens Banner-Herald, Ga. Nov. 20--One day the drought will be over and lawns in Athens will turn lush and green again. But it will cost more to keep them that way. Once Athens-Clarke commissioners put an emergency drought plan into place next month, they will turn their attention to encouraging residents to save water even when rain is plentiful. A county water conservation committee will begin meeting again in January after a year layoff, and first on its...

2005-08-14 04:30:19

ATHENS (Reuters) - A Cypriot airliner carrying 110 people crashed north of Athens on Sunday, Greek state television reported. State television said there was an unconfirmed report that one of the pilots of the Helios Airlines plane had collapsed with illness just before the crash. A Greek Defense Ministry official told Reuters the airplane had crashed in the area of Kalamos, 30 km (19 miles) north of Athens. The official said rescue services were rushing to the scene. The plane...

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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.