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Old 03-22-2010, 05:52 AM
 
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Does anyone remeber Steve Somers & the "goalpost jump"?
I was at the first "Superbowl of Motocross" at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. We had a blast.
How about Johnny Beckman, Bruce Erion, Guy Sharpe?
Guy Sharpe passed away a few years ago. Johnny Beckman retried from 11Alive back in the 1990's and I assume is enjoying himself and still loving riding his motorcycles. He's pretty much allowed himself fade from public life as you cannot find much mention about him on the web. I hear that Bruce Erion is flying for Life Flite Helicopters as of last report.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:00 AM
 
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Guy Sharpe passed away a few years ago. Johnny Beckman retried from 11Alive back in the 1990's and I assume is enjoying himself and still loving riding his motorcycles. He's pretty much allowed himself fade from public life as you cannot find much mention about him on the web. I hear that Bruce Erion is flying for Life Flite Helicopters as of last report.

Wasn't Bruce Erion involved in some sort of a scandal? A girlfriend who drowned maybe?
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:40 AM
 
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Wasn't Bruce Erion involved in some sort of a scandal? A girlfriend who drowned maybe?
Here's a web-link to a newspaper article/report that summarizes Mr. Erion's (alleged) challenges. I hope this addresses your question.

Rome News-Tribune - Google News Archive Search
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:32 PM
 
Location: East Cobb
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We had an Ogletree's in East Cobb on Sandy Plains Rd when I was a kid in the 1970s-80s. I liked the store, but it was a little weird in that it had green carpet on much of the floor. Carpeted grocery stores -- ahh, so '70s. The whole shopping center had that great 70s facade of diagonal cedar planks. That cedar-contempo thing is a nostalgic, guilty pleasure of mine.

Now that shopping center is an empty strip of gackness. Last I read, there's no plan to do anything with it due to the fact that a historic cemetery located right behind it (full disclosure -- my family cemetery) has created a zoning nachtmahr.
Wow, according to the link you posted "This shopping center was originally opposed by Cobb County from the start, but was the subject of a landmark zoning ruling by the GA supreme court that universally applies to the entire state." If true, that's just tragic, since the place is a major eyesore now.

I think we have a big problem with aging shopping developments all over. Just a few miles further north on Sandy Plains there's a good-sized brick strip mall. When we moved nearby in 2002 that mall was fully occupied with a Kroger, Blockbuster, Stein Mart and smaller stores. Now it's empty except for a handful of lonely small businesses (dry cleaner, nail place, couple of restaurants) hanging on, surrounded by vacant storefronts. In this economy, when is any of that space going to get rented, or the land redeveloped? It's a mess, and this is just the one near my house. I think there are lots of dead malls like this in the metro area.
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Wasn't Bruce Erion involved in some sort of a scandal? A girlfriend who drowned maybe?
He and said girlfriend apparently had a fight on a houseboat that he kept on Lake Lanier. There was drinking involved. He left, supposedly she fell in the water afterwards and then drowned. So the story went.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Beltsville, MD
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Robert Hall: Two-Pants Suits

There was a store by the name of Hirsch's, a men's clothing store, with "Two Pants Suits" right under the name in Neon on the store front in Belvedere Plaza. I think it was a chain store. Not far from it there was a shop by the name of Crystal's that had dresses and formal gowns in the window. It was by the Krogers at the end of the strip. Is Morgan cleaners still in business? They were based in Decatur, originally west of the bus station before the urban renewal then they moved to a location east of Clairmont.
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:43 PM
 
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Loved Joe Cotton's ...often lunch after church...most delicious chocolate fudge cake made with real vanilla ice cream and dripping with chocolate syrup. Then on down the street The Blue Jacket, small place but wonderful slaw dogs. Also very familiar with bowling alley on Bankhead Hwy....duckpin bowling, but I spent more time at the theater on the other side of creek from alley. Great prizes at Yo-yo contest. For me this was around 54 to 57.
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:55 AM
 
Location: West Midtown Atlanta
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Local dances like the "East Lake", the "Rag Top", the "Get Out", the "Donkey Kong", and the "Bankhead Bounce"...

LOL @ the rag top. That took me back, I remember at the school dances and house parties the girls used to get in a circle and rag top. The part where they dropped it down to the floor was my favorite.... When I hear rag top I think of Reebok classics, Nautica swim shorts and herringbone chains for some reason....lol. And Bankhead bounce started here, but I think that was a national thing. I think that was the first thing that made Bankhead well known across the country in other 'hoods. I remember my cousins in Chicago used to always do it.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:33 AM
 
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Pizza by Candlelight was a special date night place to go. Good place to make up.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:37 AM
 
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Got my prom dress at Crystal's. My mother worked in giftwrap at Rich's Belverdere.
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