Originally created 09/17/02

Across Georgia



Woman who reported threats is hospitalized

CARTERSVILLE -A woman who said she overheard three men talking about committing terrorist acts when they got to Miami was hospitalized Monday with chest pains, her attorney said.

Eunice Stone, a 44-year-old nurse, went to Emory Hospital in Cartersville as a precaution, said attorney Mike Prieto.

Ms. Stone was undergoing tests, and the results had not come back Monday afternoon, Mr. Prieto said. He said she may have been stressed because she had heard a rumor the three men were considering filing a civil lawsuit against her.

Authorities identify 2 men found in trunk

ATLANTA -Police are investigating the killings of two Paulding County men whose bodies were found in the trunk of a burning car along Interstate 20 on Sunday morning.

The Fulton County medical examiner identified the men as Shad English, 21, of Dallas, and Jeffrey Jackson, 19, of Hiram.

The red Honda Civic was discovered on fire at 6 a.m. in the emergency lane of I-20 on the western edge of Atlanta. A passing motorist had stopped and tried to put out the fire with an extinguisher but left before police arrived and discovered the bodies, Lt. James Sellers said.

Firefighters discovered the bodies after dousing the fire.

Newborn girl left in Atlanta parking lot

ATLANTA -A newborn baby was found Monday in a parking lot behind an Atlanta printing business.

The girl weighed about 7 pounds. Police estimated the girl to be 2 hours old when she was found at about 9:30 a.m.

Eddie Stephens, a driver for the business, saw a bundle of two dirty towels matted with dog hair on a 4-foot-high, 30-inch-wide concrete ledge.

"Then I saw a little pink hand or finger stick up," he said. "I called inside and said, 'There's a baby out here."'

The baby was taken to a hospital.

20-year-old rap singer treated after shooting

SAVANNAH -The rapper known as Camoflauge was shot and suffered minor injuries.

The 20-year-old rapper, born Jason Johnson, was found shot shortly after midnight Saturday. He was treated at a hospital and released.

Savannah police have made no arrests, spokesman Bucky Burnsed said Monday.

Mr. Johnson was arrested in 2001 on a charge of possession of crack cocaine.

In 2000, he and another man, David Rashawn Thompson, were charged in the death of 17-year-old Kenneth Capers, but a grand jury did not indict them.