Gotta Watch: Superheroes
Ryan Reynolds is the latest actor to put on the green tights of "Green Lantern."
June 17th, 2011
07:13 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Superheroes

It’s the summer of the superhero. "Green Lantern" premieres today and it’s the latest in a list of films focused on people with supernatural powers. But superheroes aren’t just on the big screen; they exist in real life, too. You’ve gotta watch the superheroes in our midst.
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Girl Scout cookie sales can resume after city relents
The leafy, genteel streets of Savannah, Georgia, are a big draw for tourists -- and great for cookie sales.
March 2nd, 2011
01:16 PM ET

Girl Scout cookie sales can resume after city relents

It's a sweet ending to a story that was hard to swallow.

The city manager of Savannah, Georgia, has decreed that Girl Scouts may sell their famous cookies on the sidewalk in front of their founder's birthplace.

A city ordinance prohibits commercial sales in the public right of way, but the same ordinance allows the city manager to grant exemptions, according to the city's announcement of the decision.

Cookie sales in front of the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, a Savannah landmark, had been halted at the start of the four-week cookie season because there was no private space between the building and the street, CNN affiliate WJCL-TV reported.

However, City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney issued the exemption late Tuesday to allow the tradition to continue.

"We get a lot of tourists who get real excited about taking the girls' pictures under the sign because you're seeing actual Girl Scouts in uniforms with Girl Scout cookies at the Girl Scout birthplace," Fran Arnsdorff, co-leader and "cookie mom" of Savannah's Troop 511, told CNN affiliate WSAV-TV.

Sales will resume Saturday, WSAV reported.

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Girl Scouts booted from cookie corner - founder's historic house
Girl Scouts, seen here near Atlanta, smile despite challenging times during cookie season.
February 28th, 2011
08:03 AM ET

Girl Scouts booted from cookie corner - founder's historic house

It's hard out there for a Girl Scout.

After someone complained about a Savannah, Georgia, troop selling cookies at a busy intersection in town, the city forced the girls to move away from the money-making location, according to the Savannah Morning News. The demand to move broke decades of tradition because that corner - Oglethorpe Avenue and Bull Street - is in front of the historic home of the founder of the Girl Scouts organization, Juliette Low.

Savannah zoning administrator Randolph Scott said the problem was that the girls were setting up their sale table on a public sidewalk, which violates a city ordinance, the Morning News reports. Scott tried to help, calling for a survey in the hopes that the property line near the home had private space. No such luck.

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