Updated: 11:10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012 | Posted: 3:24 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012
Q and A on the News
By Andy Johnston
For the AJC
Q: A friend told me she read an article stating that Clark Gable wore dentures during his acting career. Is this true?
—Sandra McCallum, Stone Mountain
A: Gable had poor teeth and gums, and in early June 1933, he developed with pyorrhea, a gum disease, and came down with a fever, according to David Bret's "Clark Gable: Tormented Star." He was taken to a hospital and almost all of Gable's teeth were removed. After a couple of weeks, he was fitted for a set of false teeth. Gable went back to work on "Dancing Lady," but had another fever and doctors removed his inflamed gallbladder. Gable's career spanned from 1924-1961 and included his famous role as Rhett Butler in 1939's "Gone with the Wind."
Q: Leading up the recent election, I heard there were 13 metro counties in regard to T-SPLOST. Then closer to the vote, it was the 10 metro counties. Then the day after the vote, it showed the whole state voted on it. Did I miss something?
—Dean Coward, Lawrenceville
A: In regard to T-SPLOST, Georgia was broken into 12 regional transportation districts. The metro Atlanta district is under the Atlanta Regional Commission and includes 10 counties -- Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale. Voters in each district were able to vote on T-SPLOST separately. It passed in the 13-county Central Savannah River district, the 17-county Heart of Georgia Altamaha district and the 16-county River Valley district, which means the counties in these districts will be subject to a 1 cent sales tax to help fund T-SPLOST projects specifically for those counties.
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