Archive for December, 2004

Best Cuban Sandwich in Atlanta

I was discussing some of the metaphorical significance of sandwiches with a friend of mine yesterday when we decided to head on down to the best cuban sandwich place in the city. Yes, that’s right, Kool Korners Grocery. I’m lucky. This place is only about 4 blocks from my building at Tech, so trips there are fairly frequent. But sometimes it is closed, seemingly at random. And, in that event, I suggest heading next door to Bobby and June’s Country Kitchen for some good atmosphere plus food (but not Cuban sandwiches). Here’s a good write-up of a seemingly typical B&J experience.

Any other thoughts on the best sandwiches in Atlanta? I’m thinking that Woody’s has to be on the top for Philly Cheesesteaks and Fabiano’s has to be up there as well.

Our Rich(‘s) History

If you’re not a regular listener of our local NPR affiliate, then you’ve missed a few history lessons. To mark the end of our own Rich’s Department Stores — or at least the end of the name — WABE has been looking back at the history of this local retailer. Most interesting is the two-part series by Kate Sweeney about Rich’s place in Atlanta’s Civil Rights legacy.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Just wanted to say a personal message of Happy New Year to all the Atlanta Bloggers, YOU ROCK, and to everyone in the Metro Blogging network AND THE WORLD! I hope 2005 is YOUR year! All the best! Rock on Atlanta!

AND I join my fellow bloggers in giving a special prayer that God will help those that are in the middle of the horrible Tsunami disaster.

Plus, a special prayer to all those that are in the military, helping to bring peace and democracy to the people of Iraq and all the others that are helping to protect us and others on the planet from terror worldwide.

God help us all to get along.

God please bless the United States of America!

Corbin/Beebe Updates

Most recent developments in the possible murder of Atlanta-area resident Jennifer Corbin and the possibility her husband, dentist Barton Corbin, was the assailant:

(Statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health’s Suicide Facts and Statistics page.)


Leslie Beebe’s disappearance caught my attention early in December – then she was found dead after 7 days in her car. Leslie was a Roswell, GA resident, as am I, and had disappeared on or about the 14th from an Alpharetta bar.

Today I found an article from a newspaper in New York state – her former state of residence according to the article – stating her death is suspicious. Peculiarly, though it said there was evidence of trauma on her neck, this was not the cause of death. That could mean no arterial ruptures or broken hyoid bone. The police and family are keeping very mum about it.

Which means, possibly, that they aren’t looking too much further than Leslie’s sphere of acquaintances and/or relations. That’s just what occurs to me, anyway. Either way, there is something strangely muted about the coverage of this – I feel, personally, the press should pay more attention. Disappearances of women with decent jobs who live in low-crime areas just don’t happen everyday. Leslie would be called, in profiling parlance, a ‘low-risk’ victim.

Either way, as a man who worries about his own sister who works in healthcare, and is possibly a higher-risk sort of person than Leslie was, every day, and as someone who lost a brother to a handgun, I pray for both families.

After reading too many stories like these I find it good to decompress and watch something like Napoleon Dynamite. Not the new movie version of Salem’s Lot, starring Rob Lowe, that I watched last night. Pretty damned scary as made-for-tv movies go – not decompression material. What can I say, our new DVD player rocks.

(This entry can also be found along with a number of other writings on various crimes and criminals at www.planethuff.com/darkside, my true crime blog.)

Bummer

I was just thinking about this lady..Wondered if I had somehow missed the news report about her safe return home. Unfortunately, according to the AJC, her funeral is set for Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Weirdness… Atlantans Be on the Look Out

It was the headline that grabbed me “Women alledgedly Assault Man with Tongs”.
After reading the article – I don’t blame the victim for not cooperating with the police – OUCH!

since you might be spending a lot of time in malls

According to an email I just got from 3rd Wave Hotspot, the entire Lenox Mall food court is now a WiFi-happy zone.

They’ve also wired a couple Jim Ellis offices, which seems counterproductive to me. Why, if you’re a car dealer, would you want your customers to be able to call up Autotrader and CarMax right there in the showroom?

A Sad Addendum…

Remember when I wrote an entry here yesterday about the disappearance of Leslie Beebe, a Roswell resident, twenty-something nurse?

She was found, last night, in Sandy Springs, deceased.

There is no word yet on the cause of her death. To hear the news tell it right now, she was found in her gray jetta, slumped over, in a Sandy Springs neighborhood. Sandy Springs/Dunwoody neighborhoods are a mix of very nice areas bordering on more sketchy regions – and Leslie disappeared from Alpharetta.

Very strange, and worth watching.

Missing Person: Leslie Beebe

Roswell resident Leslie Beebe has been missing since about Dec. 13th.

She was last seen in an Alpharetta bar. Here is a link to the WXIA (11 Alive) article about her disappearance.

Leslie is a nurse. She stands about 5’7″ and has reddish-blonde hair, blue eyes, and drives a VW Jetta, license plate #AGY 9412.

Apparently none of her assets – bank account, etc. – have been touched since she disappeared. Whatever the circumstance, I am certain Roswell Police want to hear from you if you have any info related to Leslie’s disappearance.

Please call Roswell PD at (770) 640-4397 if you think you may be able to help.

Moo, not Boo! (…hopefully)

Tonight I ventured out into the cold to dine at the Cherokee Cattle Company in Marietta. Mysteriously enough, it’s a steakhouse, and although I didn’t order a steak, the people who did were sufficiently impressed. The place itself is loud and rustic, with plenty of people taking advantage of the $2 Margaritas and Texas license plates and taxidermy factoring prominently in the decorum.

I have to mentioned that I learned about this place from my younger brother and his college roommate who were playing at Open Mike night this evening. Cherokee Cattle Company hosts an Open Mike night every Monday, and while this was my brother’s first time there, it’s evidently pretty popular. In fact, if there are any other aspiring musicians in the house, here’s a great site with info on this and other Open Mike’s in the Atlanta area.

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