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Obese teens suffer health problems

...prevent severe obesity, he said.University of Colorado heart specialist Dr. Robert Eckel, an American Heart Association spokesman, said the study shows obesity surgery should be considered a reasonable approach for kids, but that the study...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-11-13/obese-teens-suffer-health-problems
Georgia hospital industry crafts plan to save Medicaid tax

...among Gov. Nathan Deal and Republican legislative leaders to increase broad-based taxes to handle budget woes.Association spokesman Kevin Bloye said that hospital representatives have presented the plan to Deal and that he is generally supportive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-01-04/georgia-hospital-industr
Mediator gets NHL, union back to table

...NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly went to union headquarters for what a players' association spokesman called a "small group meeting" with the sides and mediator Scot Beckenbaugh.Beckenbaugh had already held separate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2013-01-05/mediator-gets-nhl-union-ba
Belmont Stakes benefits from thrilling finish

...Triple sweep was in play."We spent more money on marketing this year to promote the day," New York Racing Association spokesman Dan Silver said.The on-track crowd wagered $13,777,920 on the 13-race card, second-largest at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2012-06-10/belmont-stakes-benef
Deal pitches plan to let legislators to avoid Medicaid tax issue

...Brian Robinson said the governor's floor leaders would carry the legislation in both chambers.Georgia Hospital Association spokesman Kevin Bloye praised Deal's outline.The initial draft gives the Board of Community Health the virtual taxing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-01-14/deal-pitches-plan-let-legislators-a
NFL, union put labor talks on hold

...the second day of a planned two-day bargaining session."We wish we were negotiating today," NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah said. "That's all I can say."There are just three weeks to go before the collective bargaining...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2011-02-11/nfl-union-put-labor-talks-hol
NFL | Sports
Pressure mounts as deadline draws near

...equal commitment. ... Obviously, we have the commitment."When those comments were relayed to NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah, he responded with an e-mail to The Associated Press that said: "Jeff Pash was part of an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2011-03-10/pressure-mounts-deadline-draw
NFL | Sports
In metro Augusta, charter schools are few and far between

...probably the same reason that other districts don't have any charter schools," said Georgia Charter Schools Association spokesman Seth Coleman. "In large part outside metro Atlanta, and even some places within metro Atlanta, some people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2011-09-25/metro-augusta-charter-sch
Players wait some more as rain halts U.S. Open action

...again, and the tournament will end Monday at the earliest. "There are some unknowns here," U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier said. A mix of showers and mist forced postponement of all of Friday's three scheduled singles...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/12/oth_547904.shtml
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Businesses must pass on high prices

...many grocery items are bound to keep climbing. "There's no way of getting around it," American Trucking Association spokesman Clayton Boyce said. A recent report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said a 10 percent increase in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/24/met_196152.shtml
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