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Program to look into senior citizen abuse

ATLANTA --- DeKalb County is teaming with Emory University to offer a new program to investigate abuse of senior citizens and find them temporary shelter -- one of the first such programs in the country.

Officials from the county and university announced the program Tuesday morning.

DeKalb County will provide forensic examinations of abused seniors, and Emory will provide a bed for them at its Wesley Woods geriatric care center for as long as 30 days afterward.

Wife charged as party to husband's murder

GAINESVILLE, GA. --- Police have charged the wife of a Snellville man shot to death in a Hall County park on Valentine's Day with being a party to murder.

Hall County police have charged Stacey Morgan Schoeck, 38. Hall County sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland said Reginald Coleman, 36, is charged with Richard Schoeck's murder, sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland said.

Lynitra McKale Ross, 30, is also charged with party to the crime of murder.

Arrest warrants allege Coleman shot Schoeck repeatedly at Belton Bridge Park near Lula.

Schoeck called 911 on Feb. 14 to report finding her husband dead outside his parked truck.

Perdue backs letting immigrant graduate

ATLANTA --- Gov. Sonny Perdue has spoken out in support of letting an illegal immigrant finish getting her degree at Kennesaw State University -- as long as she pays out-of-state tuition.

Atlanta's WSB-TV said Perdue offered the opinion after chatting with Board of Regents Chairman Bob Hatcher Monday. The school decided to let Jessica Colotl finish her final year even after immigration officials learned she was living in the U.S. illegally.

Perdue says it's important that officials operate with compassion when it comes to immigration decisions.

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lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 05/26/10 - 07:36 am
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dear governor, compassion is

dear governor, compassion is immediately deporting her back to her own country instead of prosecuting her for idenity theft

corgimom
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corgimom 05/26/10 - 09:09 am
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Dear Gov- I am embarrassed to

Dear Gov- I am embarrassed to be very distantly related to Sonny "Chicken Man" Perdue- insist that she pay all the out-of-state tuition for the other semesters, too.

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TrukinRanger 05/26/10 - 11:10 am
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She should be deported
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She should be deported IMMEDIATELY... if you want to be compassionate- allow her to transfer her credits to any institution once she gets where she belongs.

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Little Lamb 05/26/10 - 12:52 pm
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Gov. Sonny Perdue said: It is

Gov. Sonny Perdue said:

It is important that officials operate with compassion when it comes to immigration decisions.

Yeah, that compassionate conservatism really worked for George Bush, didn't it?

corgimom
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corgimom 05/26/10 - 06:56 pm
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"DeKalb County is teaming

"DeKalb County is teaming with Emory University to offer a new program to investigate abuse of senior citizens and find them temporary shelter -- one of the first such programs in the country."

Most of those elderly live in their own homes- and they are the ones that have to leave. It's not right.

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Wildcat682 05/27/10 - 11:09 pm
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If I were to harbor a federal

If I were to harbor a federal criminal, I would be arrested and thrown in jail. Our Governor knows of an international criminal who has, and is currently, breaking a federal law; Our Governor expresses his support for this illegal alien saying she should be allowed to get her degree so long as she pays out-of-state tuition, instead of immediately having her arrested and deported; Our Governor is at worst a traitor to this state and country for supporting a criminal who is breaking federal law and at best aiding and abetting a known criminal.

The older I get the more I realize that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution truly are both wrong and worthless. This country is not run by the citizens. It is ran by traitors and criminals who pass laws to help out other traitors and criminals.

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