The Union Recorder

Local News

April 2, 2014

Morning Update for Wednesday, April 2

Early traffic, weather and community news for your day

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





Weather: 





Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Light and variable winds.





Best bets for today: 





Falun Gong exercise class will be held at Central City Park (formerly Bonner Park) free of charge. Cultivate mind and body with five sets of easy-to-learn exercises good for all ages and all physical conditions. For more information call 478-453-4241.

Upcoming events:

The Baldwin County Special Olympics will be held April 9 at the BHS field at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help with the events, including: huggers, timers, escorts, cheerers or spectators. If you would like to volunteer contact Shannon New-Diaz at 478-445-2509 or sanew@dhr.state.ga.us.

Our poll question for the week:

Do you think the county should bring back recreation sports associations? Click here to vote:

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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 Wednesday:

1. POWERFUL 8.2-MAGNITUDE QUAKE STRIKES OFF CHILEAN COAST

The tremor sets off a small tsunami and causes landslides that block roads. Strong aftershocks follow.

2. GM FACES CONGRESS ON RECALL DELAYS

The company's new CEO admits she doesn't know why it took years for the automaker to fix a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 deaths.

3. PALESTINIANS RESTART BID FOR UN RECOGNITION

The surprise decision signals a new crisis in the troubled efforts to bring peace to the Middle East.

4. US WEIGHS RISK OF FREEING JONATHAN POLLARD

Releasing the convicted spy could spur talks between Israel and the Palestinians — or prove a costly embarrassment to the White House.

5. CONGRESS OKs $1B FOR UKRAINE

The loan guarantees are part of a bill giving lawmakers a way to denounce Russia for its military incursion and express support for Kiev.

6. WHICH YOUNG AMERICANS ARE STILL AT A CLEAR DISADVANTAGE

In every region of the country, white and Asian children are far better-positioned for success than black, Latino and American Indian youth.

7. 'GOOD NIGHT, MALAYSIAN THREE-SEVEN-ZERO'

Malaysia now says the last words from the cockpit of the lost plane were not, "All right, good night," raising further questions about the government's credibility.

8. WHY CANDIDATES REMAIN LEERY OF 'OBAMACARE'

The public by and large still views the law negatively — and that's unlikely to change much between now and the mid-term elections in November.

9. HOW APPLE SAYS SAMSUNG REACTED TO THE IPHONE

The South Korean company didn't have a product that could compete — so it stole the iPhone technology, Apple alleges in a patent infringement trial.

10. TIGER UNDERGOES BACK SURGERY

The world's most-recognized golfer will miss The Masters, denying him a chance this year for a fifth green jacket.

 

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