The Union Recorder

April 9, 2014

Morning Update for Wednesday, April 9

Early traffic, weather and community news for your day


The Union-Recorder

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





Weather: 





Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. Northwest winds 10 to15 mph..Wednesday night mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Light and variable winds.

Did you know:

April is National Autism Awareness Month. In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. This month creates a special opportunity for people to educate themselves and others about autism and issues within the autism community. For more information visit www.autism-society.org.





Best bets for today: 





The Baldwin County Special Olympics is held at the BHS stadium. Opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m. For more details click here: http://tinyurl.com/nfqkjh4

Upcoming events:

A ladies luncheon and fashion show will be held April 12 at noon in the Flannery O’Connor Hall of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The event is $10 and all proceeds benefit Relay for Life. There will be food, table favors and door prizes. To purchase a ticket call 478-452-2421, 478-452-8550 or e-mail sacredheartmga@windstream.net.

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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 today:

1. SEARCH FOR PLANE HINGES ON HOW IT HIT THE WATER

Possible scenarios depend on angle and speed with which MH 370 could have speared into the sea.

2. UKRAINE NO STRANGER TO BIG POWER POLITICS

Kiev's new government wants to avoid Cold War tactics between the West and Russia by having its say about its own future.

3. NAPIER BRINGS UCONN SECOND NCAA TITLE IN 4 YEARS

The Huskies beat Kentucky's Wildcats 60-54 only one year after being barred from March Madness because of academic problems.

4. PISTORIUS TAKES THE STAND FOR SECOND DAY

The Olympian says he and girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp sometimes had troubles but they were in love and planning a life together.

5. U.S. DEFENSE CHIEF, CHINESE COUNTERPART FACE OFF

Chuck Hagel says China doesn't have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over islands controlled by Japan.

6. WHO'S WAITING FOR THEIR NEW RIGHTS TO KICK IN

In Egypt, women wonder whether greater freedoms enshrined in the new constitution will be implemented — while violence against them rises.

7. USAID CHIEF TO FACE QUESTIONS ON 'CUBAN TWITTER'

Senate lawmakers will question the nation's international-aid agency about a secret, U.S.-backed social media network built to stir unrest in Cuba.

8. MICROSOFT ENDING SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS XP

Mayhem might result. An estimated 30 percent of computers used by businesses and consumers around the world are still running the 12-year-old operating system.

9. WHICH STATE MAY OFFER MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES

Proponents say Texas students would get a deeper understanding of their home; critics call it an attempt to inject progressive politics into the classroom.

10. FEWER LIMES ALOFT

A recent shortage and spike in price has caused some airlines — for now — to stop offering the fruit in their beverage service.