WABE News Quiz, March 10, 2023
#1. Which Atlanta-based company apologized Thursday at a hearing by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works?
It’s Norfolk Southern.
Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw Senate came to the hearing with an apology and a commitment to send millions of dollars to the village on the Ohio-Pennsylvania border disrupted by a fiery derailment as senators investigate railway safety and the Biden administration’s response to the disaster.
#2. A coalition of state lawmakers and other metro-area officials is asking the federal government to investigate which metro Atlanta health system?
A coalition of state lawmakers and other metro-area officials is asking the federal government to investigate Wellstar Health System’s recent closures of Atlanta Medical Center in the Old Fourth Ward and its East Point Atlanta Medical Center South hospital.
#3. What is the significance of Crossover Day?
It is a deadline for bills to pass either the House or the Senate in order to move forward this session.
If they fail to do so by Crossover Day, they are unlikely to become law this year.
#4. This fifteen day fesitval celebrates its 10th year this Friday, with a competition for inventors of new musical instruments and a panel presentation by world-traveling science explorers…
It’s the Atlanta Science Festival.
The festival returns this year from March 10-25, and the programming will include several exciting events at the crossroads of science and art.
#5. Officials in _____County say they are increasing their efforts in code enforcement and compliance in the southern, unincorporated portion of the county.
The county’s CEO, Michael Thurmond, and several other officials met in Gresham Park Tuesday to demolish a blighted condominium within the Whitehall Forest neighborhood.