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A hero with humility

...Vietnam War veterans.Then again, Pickens wasn't the type of man to brag.Pickens died Thursday, age 83, after a long illness. Like thousands of others in the CSRA, he was a retired U.S. Army veteran. Unlike most others, his wartime exploits...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-27/hero-humility
Hospitals see more heat-related illnesses during week of high temperatures

...patients being treated for heat-related illnesses.The high was more than 100 degrees...12 to 15 patients for heat-related illnesses, according to hospital spokeswoman Denise Parrish. The illnesses can range from dehydration and headaches...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-24/hospitals-see-more-heat-relat
Homer C. Pickens Jr., decorated Army colonel and Vietnam veteran, dies at 83

...by the conflict long before the American public reconciled its importance in U.S. history, died Thursday after a lengthy illness. He was 83.Pickens, a retired colonel who served more than 20 years as a counterintelligence officer and qualified Special...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-24/homer-c-pickens-jr-decorated-
Life sentence recommended for peanut executive in salmonella outbreak

...salmonella outbreak in 2008 and 2009.The Centers for Disease Con trol and Prevention linked the outbreak to nine deaths and 714 illnesses. It prompted one of the largest food recalls in U.S. history.Parnell's lawyers are trying to persuade the judge to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-23/life-sentence-recommended-
Jurors in Colorado theater shooter's trial agree death penalty an option; other hurdles remain

...when he committed the attack, but urged jurors to weigh his illness differently as they consider his sentence. The fact remains...mass murders," he said. "We'll talk more about mental illness, and in the end you'll be asked whether or not that outweighs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-23/jurors-colorado-theater-shooters-tr
Church shooting suspect indicted on 33 counts

...victim's race or religion as opposed to other factors frequently invoked by defense attorneys, such as drug addiction or mental illness.Last year, a federal appeals court in Ohio overturned hate-crime convictions against Amish men and women accused in beard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-22/church-shooting-suspec
Man accused in Charleston church shooting indicted on dozens of federal charges, including hate crimes

...victim's race or religion as opposed to other factors frequently invoked by defense attorneys, such as drug addiction or mental illness.Last year, a federal appeals court in Ohio overturned hate-crime convictions against Amish men and women accused in beard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-22/man-accused-charleston-church-shoot
St. Stephen's Ministry helps low-income, homeless people with HIV

...the community needs more education about HIV to reduce the stigma attached to it.She hopes one day it will be seen as an illness like diabetes or cancer, without the assumption of a certain lifestyle."Those are things that I hope during my time of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2015-07-24/st-stephens-ministry-hel
Couple, married 60 years, to take special trip thanks to Dream Foundation

...Foundation to help. The Dream Foundation is a national organization that grants wishes for adults with life-threatening illnesses.The foundation has provided the money for them to spend a week at a hotel near the location of the party, in a wheelchair-accessible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-07/couple-married-60-years-take-
Augusta under heat advisory

...heat advisory is issued when hot temperatures and high levels of humidity combine to create a situation where heat-related illnesses are possible.People in the area are advised to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air conditioned area, take breaks if...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-21/augusta-under-heat-advisory