The Union Recorder

May 9, 2014

Morning Update, Friday, May 9


The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE — Good morning. Here’s a look at what’s happening today.





Weather: 





Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog early. Slight chance of showers with isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. Tonight mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Areas of fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 30 percent.

On this day:

It’s Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Observed on US military posts worldwide, this day celebrates the strength and patriotism of the spouses of members of the military. Annually on the Friday before Mother’s Day, events are commonly sponsored to recognize the husbands and wives of men and women in uniform for their support, contributions and sacrifices. 

Best bet for today:

Georgia Military College will hold a parade today at 2:30 p.m. on Grant Parade in order to honor all mothers for Mother’s Day. Employers are asked to allow mothers of GMC children to take off during that time in order to be present. The speaker will be Penny Hall, senior vice president of BB&T.

Upcoming events:

It’s National Bike Month and the Milledgeville Bicycling Club is celebrating. Bike to Work Week (May 12-16)

During National Bike to Work week (May 12-16), the Bicycling Club of Milledgeville will host a local competition to encourage more riders to use their bicycles for transportation by commuting to work.  BCM will award the top five commuters for the week with a $15 gift certificate for RoadID. The top commuter for the week will also receive a $25 gift certificate to Dough Boys Pizza in downtown Milledgeville.

Our poll question for the week:

How do you think the public response to House Bill 60, the new gun carry law, will be? Click here to vote: www.unionrecorder.com




10 Things to Know for Today from The Associated Press

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. RUSSIA MARKS VICTORY DAY WITH MASSIVE PARADE

Moscow shows off its military muscle to celebrate victory over Nazi Germany, at a time when the world's attention is focused on the pro-Russian insurgency in Ukraine.

2. WHERE 'JOHNNY FOOTBALL' WENT IN NFL DRAFT

The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Texas A&M went No. 22 to the Cleveland Browns.

3. HOW DEMOCRATS FEEL ABOUT BENGHAZI PROBE

With clear divisions, they are weighing whether to participate in a new investigation of the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya.

4. INJURIES REPORTED AT THAI PROTEST

Police fire tear gas and water cannons to push back hundreds of protesters trying to force their way into a government compound.

5. ORTHODOX PATRIARCH EYES UNITY IN VISIT WITH POPE

In an interview with AP, Bartholomew I says a meeting with Francis in Jerusalem this month will help move the two churches closer to ending their nearly 1,000-year divide.

6. HOW ONE INMATE NEARLY EVADED A 98-YEAR TERM

A Colorado man who was released from prison 90 years early due to a clerical error has returned to serve the rest of his sentence.

7. WHAT VERMONT IS DOING DIFFERENTLY REGARDING FOOD

The Green Mountain state has become the first to require labeling of genetically modified organisms.

8. HOW RUBIO IS TESTING THE POLITICAL WATERS

The Republican senator from Florida is returning to the presidential campaign circuit and beefing up a political organization that could lay the groundwork for a White House bid in 2016.

9. LOYAL TO ZIP-UP GODZILLA, JAPAN WARY OF U.S. REMAKE

In the country where the fire-breathing monster first stomped, fans wonder if the remake will be a tribute or an embarrassment to its legacy.

10. STERLING'S ESTRANGED WIFE SAYS SHE'LL FIGHT CLIPPERS SALE

The NBA may want to install new ownership, but Shelly Sterling "will not agree to a forced or involuntary seizure" of her 50 percent stake in the team, her lawyers say.