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Lawmaker backs senator who called Perdue racist

...lawmakers went before the General Assembly one by one to either condemn or praise her actions. "We should all search our hearts on the topic of racism," Mr. Howard said. Reach Doug Gross at (404) 681-1701 or dougmns@mindspring.com.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/12/met_475668.shtml
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Augusta group wins humanities award

...commitment and service," he said. The Georgia Humanities Council, which sponsors the awards, aims to build community, character and citizenship through arts education. Reach Doug Gross at (404) 681-1701 or dougmns@mindspring.com.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/13/met_372457.shtml
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Budget proposal would close prisons, cut jobs

...sounds like (they're cutting) everything except the cages," said Sara Totonchi, an advocate with the Southern Center for Human Rights who works with inmates' families. Reach Doug Gross at (404) 681-1701 or dougmns@mindspring.com.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/05/met_384943.shtml
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Costs place HOPE in peril

...campus," Mr. Taylor said. Gov. Sonny Perdue said it's too early to make any specific suggestions about preserving the fund, saying the commission needs time to work. Reach Doug Gross at (404) 681-1701 or dougmns@mindspring.com.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/16/met_378611.shtml
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Regents back Dooley decision

...will be an impact, and I think we're seeing that now," Mr. Taylor said. "The person who made the situation is going to have to deal with the consequences of it." Reach Doug Gross at (404) 681-1701 or dougmns@mindspring.com.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/11/uga_378182.shtml
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Prison cuts create crowding concerns

...we are not going to cut is the margin of safety, for the offenders and the staff." - Alan Adams, acting assistant commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections Reach Doug Gross at (404) 681-1701 or dougmns@mindspring.com.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/08/met_377854.shtml
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Project targets black males

...terribly important," said Regent Eldridge McMillan, of Atlanta. "My prayer is that we don't let this, as many reports do, become a dust collector or a shelf item." Reach Doug Gross at (404) 681-1701 or dougmns@mindspring.com.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/27/met_373736.shtml
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New flag flies over Georgia

...most state government buildings. "For the vast majority of entities that will get these, it's probably going to be late summer," office spokesman Chris Riggall said. Reach Doug Gross at (404) 681-1701 or dougmns@mindspring.com.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/09/met_372124.shtml
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3 leaders just survived Legislature

...controversial Confederate battle flag. That might have shored up the speaker's base of support, assuming his voters back home in Eastman don't have second thoughts in November. Reach Doug Gross at (404) 681-1701 or dougmns@mindspring.com.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/04/met_371721.shtml
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Flag vote will be subdued

...Legislature has chosen not to." Mr. Perdue said he plans to sign the flag bill in the next couple of weeks, and that he plans to announce which flag he prefers at that time. Reach Doug Gross at (404) 681-1701 or dougmns@mindspring.com.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/29/met_371091.shtml
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