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Republican Candidate for Governor Backtracks on "Open Mind" on Casinos

Atlanta, GA (AP)-- Republican gubernatorial hopeful Nathan Deal is backpedaling on casinos after at least one prominent Christian
conservative activist called to voice concerns.
Deal created a stir when he said earlier this month that he was
willing to keep an "open mind" about the possibility of casinos
in Georgia. This week, Deal spokesman Brian Robinson said the
former congressman from Gainesville "personally opposes casino
gambling" and doesn't believe they're the best way to spur the
state's economy. Robinson wouldn't say whether Deal would sign a
veto a casino bill if one landed on his desk.
The campaign of Deal's opponent, Democrat Roy Barnes, said
Deal's waffling shows he "is too unsteady for the job" of
governor.
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Fayetteville 'Windy' Boasts Huge 'Gone with the Wind' Collection

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- It's been 71 years since "Gone with the Wind" first lit up the silver screen.  Since then enthusiasm for the iconic southern movie has only gotten bigger.

A "Windy" is a term given to only the most dedicated "Gone with the Wind" fans.  Fayetteville's Cathy Bonner has earned that distinction.

From dolls to snow globes, commemorative prints to light switch plates, even toilet paper, if it has anything to do with "Gone with the Wind" Bonner will try to get her hands on it.  "As you look around, everything here has its original boxes.  My entire attic is full," Bonner said from her home Monday.

Even Quirky Campus Clubs Help College Students

(USA Today) -- Students at Georgia Tech and Georgia State University started school Monday, a week after the University of Georgia. In coming days all sorts of campus clubs will be courting the co-eds for membership, but they're not like the student groups their parents joined.

College experts say students today are attracted to clubs with activities that are more innovative - maybe even downright wacky. Some feed squirrels, pretend to be zombies and use science to whip up bacon-flavored cotton candy. 

Strange as that may seem, experts say students who participate in extracurricular activities are more engaged in the college experience, and benefits can be seen both in and outside the classroom. Kevin Kruger of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators says the students study more, have higher GPAs and are more satisfied with their social lives.