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2012-01-19

Mamma mia, its finally here!: Olive Garden opens in Valdosta

Attention, Italian-food lovers: Olive Garden has come to Valdosta. About 200 people gathered in anticipation of the restaurant’s grand opening Monday afternoon. “We’re a family restaurant focusing on delighting everyone with a genuine Italian dining experience,” Eric Kosloff, Olive Garden director of operations, said. “A lot of people are excited because it will save them trips to Warner Robins, Tallahassee ...

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Local 96.7 DJ Juan Gatti dead

A masked gunman fatally wounded Valdosta radio DJ Stephon “Juan Gatti” Edgerton, 40, late Friday night. The Valdosta Daily Times reported that after leaving his shift, on Friday, a man approached and shot him twice in the body and once in the head. Edgerton called 911 at 11:53 p.m. to describe the gunman as a white male wearing a mask ...

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Web censorship paused for now

The Protect IP Act (S. 968 PIPA), was postponed until further notice by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid due to the recent Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) blackout protest. Dozens of websites, including Google, Twitpic and ICanHasCheezburger, have participated in the recent SOPA protest against the SOPA and PIPA bills. On Jan. 18, about 115,000 websites and online businesses chose ...

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Net goes dark

Thousands of websites shut down access to their content Wednesday to raise awareness about the two internet censorship bills being proposed. Some of the websites that participated in the protest include Wikipedia, Reddit, Craigslist, Tumblr and Flickr. The Protect IP Act (PIPA), proposed by the Senate, and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), proposed by the House of Representatives, target ...

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Baseball bringing the heat

VSU Head Baseball Coach Greg Guilliams and his team are more than ready to begin their 2012 campaign in roughly two weeks with an almost entirely new team. “I think we have a pretty talented group of seniors to hopefully lead us,” said Guilliams. Guilliams, who is heading into his fifth season as Blazer skipper, realizes that leadership and the ...

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Valdosta school of ballet presents Sleeping Beauty

The Valdosta School of Ballet is performing “Sleeping Beauty” Jan. 21 and 22 at the Valdosta High School Performing Arts Center. There is a scheduled performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and a matinee Sunday at 3:00 p.m. The performance is directed by Jacque Wheeler, professor in the theatre and dance department, and Brandi Cunningham Roberts, artistic director at The Valdosta ...

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National art competition awards $1,500 in prizes

The annual National All-Media Juried competition, sponsored by Citizens Community Bank, will be held at VSU’s Fine Art Gallery. The exhibits will be displayed beginning January 17 through February 3, 2012. The hours of the exhibit are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. An oping reception was held Tuesday from 7 ...

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Students choose digitalization

Spring semester 2012 has started, and the first week is all about getting textbooks. Since most of the books are expensive and sometimes the bookstore runs out of stock, students find the process stressful. Purchasing E-books is one of the options available to students now. “E-books came out around 2004 and it has been growing tremendously in the industry,” Lee ...

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PeoplePoll: What do you think about the Internet having censorship rules?

“ They should have censorship because kids are getting exposed to a lot of information without their parents knowing.” Brandon Spellman sophomore accounting major “ I don’t really mind them having censorship rules.” Damian Gray junior mass media major “ I think it’s stupid!” Cyle Brown freshman chemistry major “ I think it goes against the first amendment.” Brittany Berlin ...

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SOPA will wash out freedom

The Internet has been given the reins of free speech since its inception, but the rights of entrepreneurs and users in the United States are being threatened by two new bills about to be voted on in the Senate. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would theoretically hold websites accountable for all the content their users post. If this law ...

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