Daily Archive: July 24, 2013

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Entertainment

Nation’s longest-running jazz restaurant to shut its doors

Atlanta’s Dante’s Down The Hatch will close July 30. Marquee notes jazz club’s closing date. (Courier Photo/Timothy Cox) ATLANTA, GA — When news spread that one of Atlanta’s most nostalgic restaurants was about to shut its doors – forever – lots of talk surrounded the unique ambiance of Dante’s Down The Hatch, a suburban Atlanta tradition for more than 40 years. Less talk noted that the July 30 closing will end the longest-running live-jazz music venue in the nation.

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Sports

Former boxing great Emile Griffith dies at 75

This undated image provided by NBC Universal shows former welterweight boxing champion Emile Griffith striking a pose to promote the documentary film “Ring of Fire:The Emile Griffith Story.” (AP Photo/NBC Universal, Robert Maxwell, File) Emile Griffith, the elegant world champion whose career was overshadowed by the fatal beating he gave Bennie Paret in a 1962 title bout that darkened all of boxing, died Tuesday. He was 75. He died at an extended care facility in Hempstead, N.Y, the International Boxing Hall of Fame said. Griffith struggled with pugilistic dementia and required full-time care late in life. He was the first boxer from the U.S. Virgin Islands to become world champion and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990.

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National

Anthony Weiner caught in another sexting scandal

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner glances at his wife, Huma Abedin, as she speaks during a news conference at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis headquarters, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Weiner found himself caught in another sexting scandal Tuesday like the one that destroyed his congressional career, but stood side-by-side with his wife to say he won’t drop out of the race for mayor of New York.