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Posted: 11:53 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2014

Man kills barber; Ruby Dee dies at 91; Mayor throws dog poop 

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June 11: Ruby Dee photo
Astrid Stawiarz
Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died June 11, 2014, at the age of 91. Seen here, Ruby Dee attends "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross" New York Series Premiere at the Paris Theater on October 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

By Veronica Waters

Murder charges will be filed against the gunman who--instead of paying his barber--shot and robbed the man yesterday afternoon after he got a haircut at the "Hair We Are" Salon on Memorial Drive in Decatur.  DeKalb Police Captain Stephen Fore says they have just a vague description of the suspect: a young black male, 19 to 25 years old, tall, with a slender build.  

A legend of stage and screen has died.  Ruby Dee, an Emmy- and Grammy-winner whose pioneering career spanned seven decades, was 91.  Many of those years she spent with fellow actor and husband, Ossie Davis, and they often appeared in projects together.  In 2004, she told CBS News some of the things she'd learned from Davis in their long marriage together.

"One of the things he would say is, 'The way to be happy is to decrease your wants,'" she said, chuckling.  They were married for 56 years; Davis died in 2005.  

Dee also spent her life fighting against injustice.  She emceed 1963's March on Washington, and protested South African apartheid.  When she won the Kennedy Center Honor, she said, "This is a country that respects its rebels, too."  Dee acted well into her 80s, and earned an Academy Award nomination for playing opposite Denzel Washington, as Frank Lucas' mother in the film "American Gangster."  Tonight, Broadway theaters will dim their lights in her honor.

Georgia tries to overhaul DFCS.  The governor has appointed Bobby Cagle, who was over the Department of Early Care and Learning, to head up the agency. The former chief of the Division of Family and Children Services, Sharon Hill, moves to the governor's Office of Planning and Budget.

KISS news about your health:  If you have sleep apnea, get treatment--and not just because it protects your partner's ears from the snoring.  Researchers say CPAP machine treatment reduces blood pressure by a level that sharply decreases heart attack and stroke deaths.

"We can't do it for them."  That's what President Obama says about Iraq's government, as it deals with a fast-moving insurgency.  The president spoke before leaving on a trip to North Dakota and a weekend in Palm Springs, California.  Mr. Obama says America won't send troops back into Iraq, but that he has asked his national security team to prepare a range of other options for him to review in coming days.

He may never ride MARTA again.  There has been an arrest of the man who manhandled a trash-talking elderly passenger, pushing him and his walker off a MARTA train, for yelling nasty things about women.  Transit spokesman Lyle Harris calls it "disturbing" that eyewitnesses didn't alert agency police to the incident and instead of having to hear about it from the Internet.

It was a stunning scene at CNN Center:  A car jumped a sidewalk overnight and crashed right into the lobby.  The driver of the convertible Mercedes Benz with Florida plates was hauled off in handcuffs.  A female passenger was unhurt.

An Atlanta Police officer is arrested for DUI in Gwinnett County.  Daryl Vann reportedly failed a field sobriety test, and blew a 1.0--above the legal limit of .08--after he was clocked going 20 miles over the limit on I-85.  Police say he admitted having more beers than he could remember.

Two teenage boys allegedly plot to shoot up a high school in Hawkins County, Tennessee.  The teens were arrested before anything got started at Volunteer High School.  They're charged with conspiracy to commit murder, and may be tried as adults.

Donald Sterling's fight to keep the Los Angeles Clippers may get down and dirty.  Sources tell the Associated Press that his legal team has hired four different private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA'S current and former commissioners, and the other 29 teams' owners.  

A Pentagon spokesman says former Taliban captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is now at a military hospital in San Antonio, where he'll continue "the next phase of his reintegration process." 

More than 100 new jobs are coming to Clayton County.  Kroger plans to build a distribution center at the old Fort Gillem property.

Talk about a "smear" campaign:  Residents of San Marino, California, call on the mayor to resign after he was caught on camera, tossing doggie-doo onto his opponent's walkway.  Mayor Dennis Kneier has apologized, claiming he was just walking home when he spotted the bag of dog poop and threw it onto Philip Lao's yard. Lao, by the way, just happens to oppose a new dog park in the city.

The San Antonio Spurs enjoy a commanding three-games-to-one lead in the NBA Finals following a 107-86 rout of the Heat in Miami.

The KISS 104 weather forecast: patchy morning fog.  Showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, 40% chance.  Highs near 83.  Saturday: a few showers in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon; 30% chance.   Lows near 66; highs near 85.  Father's Day: Showers and thunderstorms possible in the afternoon. 20% chance.  SE 5-10 mph.  Lows near 69; highs near 87.

Veronica Waters

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Veronica Waters is the morning news anchor on KISS 104.1 and B-98.5FM. She is also an anchor and reporter for News/Talk WSB.

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