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SCLC archive opens to public at Emory

ATLANTA -- Emory University is making the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's archive available to researchers and the public.

The archives were opened Tuesday at Emory's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.

The collection of 918 boxes covers the SCLC's activities and business from 1968 to 2007. It includes administrative files with correspondence, reports, memos, notebooks and meeting minutes, as well as photographs, fliers, and audio and video recordings.

Emory purchased the records in 2008.

The civil rights organization was founded in Atlanta in 1957 by a group of leaders from across the Southeast, including Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph David Abernathy and Joseph E. Lowery, each of whom also served as president.

An exhibition based on the materials is tentatively scheduled for spring 2013

Emory Law School brings therapy dogs for finals week

ATLANTA -- In the hallowed library of Emory Law School, you can hear the sounds of finals week:


"Sit! Sit!"


The students making these noises are not delirious from studying for exams, but maybe they would be, if not for... therapy dogs.

Emory Law has teamed with Canine Assistants and Happy Tails to bring in Labradors and Golden Retrievers, who ply their craft in the Donald W. Fyr Rare Book Room.

Emory just started the program this year. The students get 20 minutes, and the dogs get pet and fed.

Study shows hunger highest in DeKalb, Fulton, Clayton

ATLANTA -- A new study by Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organiztion, shows 16.9 percent of people in metro Atlanta and North Georgia don't always know where they'll find their next meal.

The numbers are even higher in DeKalb County (20.9 percent), Fulton County (19.5 percent) and Clayton County (23.4 percent).

"Fulton and DeKalb did go up a little bit but certainly not in the increases we've seen in the past," said Bill Bolling, CEO and founder of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. ACFB is part of the Feeding America network.

Bolling said the ACFB is beginning to see signs of an economic recovery.

Got old or expired drugs? Dispose of them on Saturday!

ATLANTA -- A lot of us have prescription medications that we are either no longer taking or that have expired. This weekend, you've got a chance to get rid of it.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement agencies have set up all sorts of disposal sites that are available between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Last October, a similar collection effort rounded up about 188 tons of unwanted or expired medicines. 

To find the location nearest you, click here. You only need to enter your zip code or county, city and state to find a location.

Summitt receives Wooden Cup in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- One week after being forced to resign due to early onset dementia, Tennessee coaching legend Pat Summitt came to Atlanta to receive the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup.

Summitt, who led the Lady Vols to 8 national championships during her 38 seasons in Knoxville, was delighted to receive an award that is named for the man who coached the UCLA Bruins to 10 national crowns.  Summitt is also proud of his son, Tyler, becoming an assistant coach with the Marquette women's program next season.  When asked, would it be ok for Tyler to call for advice she smiled and said "Sure, as often as he likes."

Pat Summitt will stay busy with The Pat Summitt Foundation, that will support the fight against Alzheimer's Disease.  She will also be at practice and at the games in her new role as head coach emeritus.  Summitt feels she owes it to freshman class that will come to Knoxville in the fall saying, "not a whole lot is going to change."

Wind Advisory for metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- A wind advisory is in effect for metro Atlanta until 8 p.m.

Gusts could reach up to 35 miles per hour.

The northernmost portions of the state had been under a severe thunderstorm watch as well, but that expired at 1 p.m.

For the full forecast and live radar maps, visit 11Alive.com/weather.

Debate rages over MARTA's proposed Clifton Corridor

ATLANTA -- There are strong opinions on both sides for MARTA's proposed Clifton Corridor that would run from Lindbergh Station to Avondale Station, and service light rail passengers traveling to both Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control.

The new line, including nearly nine miles of new track, will cost an estimated $1.2 billion and force some homeowners and business operators to relocate.

Supporters say the line will create new jobs and provide vital access to highly traveled locations. Devin Fehley breaks down the massive cost of this project, while Commuter Dude focuses on the debate.