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Lake Lanier Besieged By The Party

Guess it's all fun and games until a drunk punches a cop, or a murder suspect finds refuge in a sleepy lakeside park. That Lake Lanier is a mecca for summertime partying is not news. But as local police departments and the Army Corps of Engineers (who are responsible for Lake Lanier's shoreline) are stretched thin by budget constraints, the lake's public parks are dealing with growing crowds that seem to be getting increasingly rowdy. In the reservoir for Atlanta's water supply. [AJC]