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Metro Digest: Beverly Hall Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

9/6/2013, 2:37 p.m.
The Associated Press reported yesterday that former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall has been diagnosed with breast cancer and ...
Beverly Hall

The Associated Press reported yesterday that former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is currently undergoing treatment for the condition. Last spring, Hall and 34 other APS educators were indicted on charges that they engaged in cheating on standardized tests. Hall’s attorney, Richard Deane, said she will continue to defend herself against cheating charges. Howard Grant, the Executive Director at APS also confirmed on Thursday that former APS elementary school principal Willie Davenport – who was also under indictment in the cheating scandal – died this week at the age of 66.

Dexter and Martin Luther King III Sue Sister Bernice

The estate, run by celebrated civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr.’s two sons, Martin III and Dexter, has sued a non-profit organization run by King’s daughter, Bernice, claiming she planned to keep using her father’s ‘irreplaceable’ memorabilia despite no longer being licensed to do so.

 The estate claimed ‘the current manner of care and storage of the physical property by defendant is unacceptable’, following an audit in April.

The estate allegedly had to end the worldwide royalty-free licensing agreement by serving the King Center a 30-day notice.

The decision can be overturned, but only if the center puts Bernice King on administrative leave until the audit is complete.

Bernice King’s attorney said in a letter that the center ‘is taking action to work a violation of plaintiff’s intellectual property rights,’ according to the estate.

It wants a court order forcing the King Center to stop using its intellectual property after the license expires in September.

9th Hot Lips Hustle 5K to Benefit International Cleft Charity Smile Train

The Hot Lips Hustle 5K will be held 8 a.m. Saturday, September 14 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2922 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA 30066.

The annual event helps to raise money for the world’s largest cleft lip and palate charity, Smile Train, which is a non-profit organization performing cleft surgeries for children worldwide.

Marietta native Ryan Ernstes, who was born with a cleft, founded The Hot Lips Hustle. To date, the event has raised enough money to fund surgeries for more than 200 children suffering with cleft lip or palate.

Pre-registration is $20 and day-of-the event registration is $25. To sign up and for more information, call 404-934-3214 or visit: http://www.hotlipshustle5k.com/#!about/c1brk.

Learn to Prevent Falls

Sadie G. Mays Health & Rehabilitation Center will host a Falls Prevention Awareness Fair from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, September 20 at 1821 Anderson Ave., NW, Atlanta, GA 30314.

Falls are the leading cause of injury and accidental death for people over the age of 65.

This free fair will provide vision and balancing screenings. And there will be a Tai Chi demonstration.

For more information, call 404-794-2477 or visit www.sgmays.org. And groups looking to RSVP must contact Shirley Coleman at scoleman@sgmays.org or call 678-420-2915.

3,000 Pairs of Brand New Shoes to be Given Away

This fall, Atlanta human services agency Caring For Others, Inc. will once again host a massive distribution of brand new shoes during its 2013 No Bare Soles Shoe Distribution.