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July 17, 2014

Morning Update, July 17

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





Weather: 





Sunny. Highs around 90. North winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon. Thursday night mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Light and variable winds.

Best bet for today:

AARP meets at the Collins P. Lee Center in the Harrisburg Community at 10:30 a.m. Please bring items for the food pantry.

On this day:           

On this day in 1984, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) helped pass the 21 Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA) law. President Ronald Reagan signed MLDA federal legislation making it illegal for anyone under 21 to purchase or publicly possess alcohol.

Upcoming events:

The Milledgeville Chapter of the UGA Alumni Association invites all UGA alumni and fans to a Freshman Send-Off on Sunday, July 27, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the home of Jimmy (BBA ’64) and Elizabeth (EDS ’76, EDD ’86) Youngblood, 255 Corral Road in Milledgeville. Visit alumni.uga.edu/FSO to RSVP. Students will have the chance to meet fellow UGA classmates from the Milledgeville area and get to know local alumni and fans. Parents will learn how to stay connected to the Bulldog Nation while their child is at UGA.

Our poll question for the week:

What should be the focus of the U.S. immigration reform debate? Vote online at 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 Thursday:

1. WHAT'S SEEN AS POSSIBLE BREAKTHROUGH IN MIDEAST

Israel and Hamas agree to a five-hour "humanitarian" pause to their 9-day-long battle, the most encouraging sign that the fierce battle could come to an end.

2. US, EUROPE ESCALATE ECONOMIC SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA

Struggling to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, Obama declares that the Kremlin must see that its actions supporting rebels "have consequences."

3. GOP BLOCKS BIRTH CONTROL BILL

The legislation would have ensured access to contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections.

4. MURDOCH'S $76 BILLION BID FOR TIME WARNER REJECTED

But if talks resume and a takeover succeeds, analysts see some possible consumer benefits.

5. STUDIES SEE NEW RISKS FOR NIACIN

Doctors say the drug that hundreds of thousands of Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health now seems too risky for routine use.

6. ATTORNEY: WOMAN HAD NO REASON TO KILL GOOGLE EXEC

Alix Tichelman, accused by police of being a high-priced prostitute, would never have wanted him to die because he was paying her well, her lawyer says.

7. HOW STRANDED HIKER SURVIVED SIX DAYS

Greg Hein, 33, suffered a broken leg in California's Sierra Nevada and sought sustenance by eating crickets and moths, and drinking melting ice.

8. PONDERING A DIGITAL AFTERLIFE

A lawyers' commission backs a plan that would give loved ones access to — but not control of — the deceased's online accounts, unless specified otherwise in a will.

9. WHO BECAME A 'SAINTSATION' OVERNIGHT

Kriste Lewis, who's battling kidney disease, passes a tryout with the New Orleans Saints and becomes only the second cheerleader in her 40s in the NFL.

10. BRITISH OPEN SET TO TEE OFF

Adam Scott and Justin Rose are favored to win golf's third major at Royal Liverpool, according to Ladbrokes.

 

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