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Union plans to appeal Ray Rice's suspension

...players' union today plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week.NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press on Monday "we are expecting to appeal before the deadline on Tuesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-15/union-plans-appeal-ray-rices-
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
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
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
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
NHL labor talks to resume in Toronto on Thursday

...The meeting will take place at a yet to be determined location and could extend through Friday, NHL Players' Association spokesman Jonathan Weatherdon said Tuesday. The NHL confirmed the scheduled meeting, saying it would release more information...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/28/hoc_413708.shtml
Hockey
Cinema owners consider cell phone jammers

...group's 200 cinemas around the country. Mobile phones in cinemas were a "huge disruption" to moviegoers, said association spokesman Duncan Mackenzie. "Even texting creates so much light and it's unfair to expect that people should have to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/30/mov_451749.shtml
Movies
Man receives gene therapy injection for muscular dystrophy

...from limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, a disease that he has had for more than 20 years, Muscular Dystrophy Association spokesman Jim Brown said. Decker is the first of an expected six participants to receive the injection in the MDA-funded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/04/tec_269436.shtml
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Conference to explore hydrogen possibilities

...from 30 countries, "and they are all looking to network in the largest hydrogen conference in the country," association spokesman Patrick Serfass said. "It's the kind of visibility we couldn't buy," University of South Carolina President...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2009-03-30/conference-explore-hydrogen-p
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