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June 19, 2008

Good News From Atlanta

Given the lede, the Atlanta Journal Constitution seems more interested in controversy, than progress, when it comes to the memorial. But the good news is impossible for them to hide.

After a fund-raising event Thursday in Atlanta, builders § will leave the city with only $5.2 million left to raise for the $100 million project.

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Project Foundation expects to collect $1.8 million in gifts from Nationwide Insurance, Delta Air Lines and CVS Caremark and from individual donors during a reception and fund-raising dinner at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

That will bring the money raised to date to $94.8 million, including nearly $5 million in corporate and individual donations out of Georgia. About 4,000 individuals across the state, primarily in metro Atlanta, have contributed $1.9 million of the total.

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