The Union Recorder

July 16, 2014

Morning Update, Wednesday, July 16


The Union-Recorder

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





Weather: 





Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Northwest winds 10 to15 mph. Wednesday night mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Light and variable winds.

Best bet for today:

The 10th GOP Congressional District and the Baldwin County GOP will co-host a run-off debate between Mike Collins and Jody Hice at 7 p.m.

Georgia Military College's Goldstein Center for the Performing Arts at 201 E. Greene St. will host the event.

On this day:           

African-American journalist and antilynching crusader Ida B. Wells was born on this day the daughter of slaves at Holly Springs, Miss., and grew up as Jim Crow and lynching were becoming prevalent. Wells traveled extensively, founding anti-lynching societies and black women’s clubs. Wells’s Red Record (1895) was one of the first accounts of lynchings in the South.

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

:

 

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



1. ISRAEL: HAMAS TO PAY PRICE FOR ITS 'NO' TO TRUCE



Israel resumes bombarding Gaza after the Islamic militant group rejects an Egyptian truce plan and instead unleashes more rockets.



2. AGENCY TOUGHENS PROTECTIONS FOR PREGNANT WORKERS



New U.S. government guidelines prohibit employers from forcing pregnant workers to take leave and acknowledge that bosses may have to decrease workloads.



3. HOW AN APPEALS COURT RULED IN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CASE



The University of Texas can continue using race as a factor in undergraduate admissions as a way of promoting diversity on campus.



4. 89 KILLED IN WORST AFGHANISTAN BOMBING SINCE 2001



The car bombing underscores the country's instability as U.S. troops prepare to leave.



5. RUSH-HOUR MOSCOW SUBWAY DERAILS; 21 DEAD, 136 HURT



Russian investigators are looking into a fault in one of the train's cars or the sinking of the roadbed.



6. WHO TIPPED OFF ARIZONANS ABOUT IMMIGRANTS



A county sheriff warns residents that a bus carrying Central American children was heading to Oracle, creating a faceoff between protesters and activists.



7. CHURCH LAWYER DETAILS COVER-UP CLAIMS ON SEX ABUSE



Jennifer Haselberger accuses archbishops in Minnesota of lying to the public and of ignoring the U.S. bishops' pledge to have zero tolerance for priests who abuse.



8. 'COMMUNITIES IN DANGER OF RUNNING OUT'



That's what a state regulator says as water use by Californians rises despite the governor's pleas to cut back during the severe drought.



9. WHAT HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON DIDN'T REVEAL ON  'THE DAILY SHOW'



The former secretary of state doesn't say whether she will run for president in 2016, despite persistent questioning from host Jon Stewart.



10. 'THIS IS ABOUT DEREK JETER'



That's what Tampa Bay pitcher David Price says about the 14th and final All-Star Game for the retiring New York Yankees shortstop.