Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Coast Lines

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Coast Lines

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"You can't fight this thing with a garden hose."

-- Richard Van Brocken, speaking of the wildfires approaching

his Ormond Beach home. Story, Page A-17.


Parents of three 2-year-olds whose feet were burned while

walking on a hot deck outside a North Georgia day-care center

filed suit this week, alleging workers failed to call 911


Six children were burned recently after stepping barefoot on

the wooden deck at Cline's Learning Center in Loganville. All

were treated at the Eastside Medical Center emergency room in

nearby Snellville.

Center officials said an emergency call was made 15 minutes

after the children were burned, as three teachers were busy

determining which of the 15 2-year-olds were hurt.

"That does not seem to me an excessive amount of time," said

Joe Cline , the center's vice president.

But Mike Johnson of Snellville, who said his son Tyler suffered

second-degree burns, estimated the delay at 25 minutes.

"It's just inexcusable to me," said Johnson, a 29-year-old

Loganville police officer.

The suits, which seek punitive damages, said the center should

have known the deck would be too hot.

-- Associated Press


The husband and daughter of the woman killed in the 1996

Centennial Olympic Park bombing filed suit this week in Fulton

County State Court.

The suit, seeking unspecified damages, was filed by John D.

Hawthorne Jr., the husband of 44-year-old Alice Hawthorne of

Albany, and Fallon Stubbs, 16, who was one of more than 100

people wounded by the bomb.

It claims the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games; AT&T

Corp. …

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