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July 9, 2014

Morning Update, Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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





Weather: 





Mostly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. Wednesday night mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. West winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Best bet for today:

Falun Gong exercise class will be held at 1 p.m. 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.

On this day:           

National Ice Cream Month is held in each year in July in the United States. Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month in 1984. He also named the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day. Reagan recognized the popularity of ice cream  in the United States (90 percent of the nation's population consumes ice cream) and stated that these two events should be observed with "appropriate ceremonies and activities."

Upcoming events:

The dedication of the Bobby Parham Bridge over the Oconee River on Highway 49 will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Parham served as a state representative for 35 years and as a Baldwin County Commissioner before serving on the state Department of Transportation board. Click here to read more details: http://www.unionrecorder.com/local/x611405061/Bobby-Parham-Bridge-dedication-Thursday

Our poll question for the week:

Do you think the City of Milledgeville violated Open Records Laws? Vote online at http://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 Wednesday:

1. ISRAEL LAUNCHES LARGEST OFFENSIVE IN GAZA IN TWO YEARS

The Israeli military carries out an aerial assault on Palestinian targets, killing 25 people while Gaza militants fire rockets at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

2. OBAMA ASKS FOR BILLIONS FOR BORDER CRISIS

The funding would deal with the immigration quandary as unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousands.

3. 'A WONDERFUL PLACE TO PURCHASE MARIJUANA'

That's what Seattle's top prosecutor says as Washington becomes the second state after Colorado to legalize the sale of recreational pot.

4. WHERE GOP CONVENTION WILL BE HELD

Cleveland beats out a bid from Dallas to host the Republican National Convention in the key swing state of Ohio.

5. UKRAINE TAKES AGGRESSIVE STANCE TOWARD SEPARATISTS

Kiev vows to expunge pro-Russia rebels from their reduced area of control in the country's east and imposes new conditions before peace talks can restart.

6. WHAT DISCOVERY STARTLED GOVERNMENT SCIENTIST

Decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box are found in a lab near Washington. It's not yet known if the virus is dead or alive.

7. HARRY POTTER BACK IN NEW J.K. ROWLING STORY

The grown-up boy wizard is mysterious, married and going gray on the author's Pottermore website.

8. LUXURY ROLLS-ROYCE CARS FIND MORE BUYERS

The British-made, rolling symbols of wealth and excess — starting at $263,000 — have seen a 33 percent rise in sales.

9. WHO'S TESTIFYING AT CLIPPERS TRIAL

Donald Sterling takes the witness stand as he challenges his wife's $2 billion sale of the NBA team to Steve Ballmer.

10. HOST NATION EMBARRASSED AT WORLD CUP

Brazil can't overcome the loss of star player Neymar as Germany advances to the final with an historic 7-1 rout.

 

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The Teen Club, as part of the Twin Lakes Library System's Summer Reading Club, and Reference Supervisor Dabney Kinser do candy science experiments to finish up the science themed reading club experience.

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Today marks the 44th anniversary of Rocket Roller Rink. Husband and wife, Brian & Stephanie Mixon, along with Mixon's sister and brother-in-law, Chandra and Michael Brewer, purchased the business in 2012 to preserve the memories of their childhood spent at the roller rink. 

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