The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia on October 12, 2002 · H3
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Saturday, October 12, 2002
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Ramps will not be closed, but traffic will be slowed. Travelers headed to Hartsfield International Airport should allow extra time to travel through the work zones. Delays will also occur at three bridges on I-85 north of Atlanta. The bridges over the Oconee River in Jackson County, over Nails Creek in Franklin County and over Indian Creek in Franklin County will each have one lane closed for maintenance. Maintenance work to seal cracks and joints on Ga. 400 will resume this weekend between I-85 and I-285. The work will take place between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. The rest area on I-85 in Franklin County will close Tuesday for renovation. It is scheduled to reopen in about six weeks. — Information: 404-635-6800, 888635-8287, on the net at Dogs that killed girl are put to death By MIA TAYLOR Two Rottweilers that attacked and killed a 23- month-old Kennesaw girl were euthanized Friday. “Animal control, the medical examiner and the Kennesaw detective working on the case all concurred that they needed to be euthanized,” said Cobb County Police Department spokesman Dana Pierce. The decision came after the medical examiner’s autopsy on the child was complete and the detective handling the case decided he did not need the dogs as evidence. The dogs belonged to the family whose child was killed. The child, whose name has not been released, suffered a fatal bite to the neck. A police investigation into whether the parents of the girl will be charged with neglect will continue probably into next week, according to Kennesaw Police Det. Craig Chandler. While her parents slept, the girl got out of the home on Lakewood Drive and into the back yard where the dogs were kept, according to police. “We’re still gathering all our information, talking to different sources to verify that there’s no incidents or activities outstanding,” Chandler said. “At this point, it still appears to be a tragic incident, but we’re going to complete our investigation to make sure we do a thorough job and nothing falls through cracks.” The investigation is expected to wrap up next week, Chandler said. By JIM GALLOWAY The National Rifle Association, with 4.5 million members nationwide and more than 120,000 in Georgia, endorsed Gov. Roy Barnes and his reelection campaign on Friday. ‘‘The governor’s a longtime fisherman and hunter and welcomes the support of all like- minded friends,’’ said Billy Linville, Barnes’ campaign spokesman. ‘‘He’s really pleased with the endorsement.’’ The move surprised neither Barnes nor Republican challenger Sonny Perdue. The powerful lobbying group endorsed Barnes during his first gubernatorial bid in 1998, and has a policy of endorsing incumbents. ‘‘During his service to the people of Georgia, Governor Barnes has always stood up for the rights of hunters, sportsmen and all who believe in the right of law-abiding citizens to own firearms,’’ said Randy Kozuch, director of the NRA’s State and Local Affairs. The gun group also has a bone to pick with Perdue. In 1999, with Barnes’ help, the NRA pushed through the Legislature a bill that prevented cities from filing product liability lawsuits against gun manufacturers. The bill passed the House, but a coalition of Republicans, assembled by Perdue, delayed action on the bill. Perdue said action was postponed because Republicans learned the organization planned to throw a celebration after the bill’s passage that would spotlight the governor and other Democrats. NRA lobbyists have said the short delay before the law was approved gave Atlanta officials time to file a lawsuit. The lawsuit was dismissed by the state Court of Appeals earlier this year. In September, shortly after he won the Republican primary, Perdue cautioned the NRA to “choose wisely” in making an endorsement — and then offered to shoot it out with Barnes for the NRA endorsement, using shotguns and clay pigeons. “Sonny is going to get 90 percent of the NRA vote. I think we all know it,” said Perdue spokesman Dan McLagan. “Roy Barnes doesn’t know the difference between a shotgun and a bass boat.” NRA backs Barnes Gov. Roy Barnes got the NRA endorsement just as he did in 1998. Perdue claims to be real choice of gun owners

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