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The Fairness Doctrine: GOP shocked by common ground

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Tweet By Jon SintonGeorgia Online News Service “On a vote of 87-11, the Senate this afternoon approved an amendment that would prohibit the FCC from reinstating the Fairness Doctrine. Senate Republicans sought to force a vote on the issue, and while they expected to be rebuffed by Democrats — they instead found common ground.” That [...]

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Winning isn’t the only thing. Money counts, too

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Tweet By Paul KaplanGeorgia Online News Service Contributions to the University of Georgia football program are down substantially this year. The economy is a factor, but not the main one. That would be winning and losing football games. The Bulldogs lost three times in 2008 after starting the season ranked No. 1 in the nation. [...]

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House greenlights tax hike for transport

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Tweet By Maggie LeeGeorgia Online News Service ATLANTA – The Georgia House has overwhelmingly approved a bill to create a statewide sales tax hike of 1 cent to fund transport projects throughout the state. The bill itself passed 149-18. A second resolution, which would trigger the required referendum on the tax, passed 151-15. Bill author [...]

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Low turnover could translate to lower unemployment

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Tweet Insurance Tax Rates Like death and taxes, some things are inevitable, but does increased unemployment insurance really have to be one of them? Not necessarily. With a little thought and planning, savvy employers can make real strides in keeping UI tax rates down. It’s a fact that one of the biggest contributors to rising [...]

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Discovery of woman’s body at Wal-Mart subject of forum discussion

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Tweet The Internet forum Topix.com now has 53 comments pertaining to the mysterious death of Joyce Ann Hutchinson, whose body was found Jan. 28 in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Lee County. Here’s the thread — http://www.topix.com/city/albany-ga/2009/01/womans-body-found-in-walmart-parking-lot Meanwhile, check out our Page 1 update on the case in tomorrow’s Journal.

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