The Union Recorder

April 11, 2014

Morning Update for Friday, April 11

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 upper 70s. Southwest winds 10 to15 mph. Friday night mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Light and variable winds.

On this day:

Today is National Teach Children to Save Day! Established by the American Bankers Association Education Foundation, more than 12,000 bankers visit classrooms across America to teach children of all ages the importance of saving and making fiscal fitness a lifetime habit. 





Best bets for today: 





Relay for Life kicks off today at 6 p.m. at Baldwin Braves Stadium. An Easter egg hunt is slated for 6:30 p.m. Click here for more details: http://www.unionrecorder.com/features/x360399298/Rallying-for-Relay

Upcoming events:           

The Lockerly Arboretum Spring Plant Sale begins today and continues Saturday. Click here for details: http://www.unionrecorder.com/local/x787240474/Lockerly-spring-plant-sale-next-week

Our poll question for the week:

Do you think college athletes should be allowed to form unions and get paid?? 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 Friday:

1. KATHLEEN SEBELIUS QUITTING OBAMA CABINET

Her departure after five years as head of Health and Human Services follows the rocky rollout of 'Obamacare.'

2. BEARS BACK ON WALL STREET

The Nasdaq index sheds nearly 130 points — its worst day in three years — while the Dow plunges 266 points.

3. WHY NO SUBMERSIBLE DEPLOYED YET IN PLANE SEARCH

Searchers want to pinpoint the location of the pings as much as possible before sending the vessel underwater.

4. STEPHEN COLBERT TO REPLACE LETTERMAN

He'll leave his "Colbert Report" persona behind when he takes over the "Late Show" next year.

5. WHO'S SEEKING BILLIONS FROM UKRAINE

Putin says Russia is owed as much as $35 billion for natural gas and related costs.

6. GOP WHITE HOUSE FAVORITE STIRS CONTROVERSY

Jeb Bush describes illegal immigration as an "act of love" by people hoping to provide for their families. The backlash from his own party is swift.

7. WOMAN TOSSES SHOE AT HILLARY CLINTON

The incident happens moments after the former secretary of state takes the stage to deliver a speech at a Las Vegas convention. The footwear misses its target.

8. VIDEO SHOWS SUICIDE BOMBER IN EGYPT

An al-Qaida-inspired group posts footage online showing an attack at a security headquarters that killed 16 people in December.

9. ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME WELCOMES NEWCOMERS

Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Kiss, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and the E Street Band are among this year's inductees.

10. HOW MICKELSON FARED ON DAY 1 OF THE MASTERS

The three-time champ struggles to a 4-over 76 — one off the worst scores of his career at Augusta.