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German Tony Martin puts on dominant performance in Tour de France's ninth stage

...but, like Gal lo pin, he is not considered a Tour contender."It's with great pride that I will ride on the national holiday day in the yellow jersey," Gallopin said."It's a little bit scary, but I will enjoy the day."The last Frenchman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-13/german-tony-martin-p
Ukraine, Russia spar over fate of Crimean clubs

...President Sepp Blatter on the issue, Stepashin said.FIFA and UEFA offices in Switzerland were closed Friday, a national holiday. Attempts to reach officials for comment were unsuccessful.Some European politicians, including British Deputy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-01/ukraine-russia-spar-
May we never forget their sacrifice

...demonstrated the importance of our military in preserving our freedoms.D-Day hasn't fully risen to the level of national-holiday recognition of the Fourth of July or Memorial Day, but that doesn't diminish its profound importance.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-06-06/may-we-never-forget-t
Bud Selig is praised on Jackie Robinson Day

...opening.MLB also sponsors 35 Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars.Jackson said Jackie Robinson Day had become "a national holiday for all practical purposes.""To honor Jackie in this way honors the best in America," Jackson told Selig on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-15/bud-selig-praised-jackie
Rants & Raves

...wonderful article. WITH ALL THE LIES that are being told in the capital, they should make April Fool's Day a national holiday. WHEN THEY HAD the ice storm they warned people against price gouging. I guess the Masters doesn't count. People...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-09/rants-raves
Ballistics expert testifies at Pistorius trial to Steenkamp's position during shooting

...Monday so that Nel has time to consult his last witnesses. No court session is scheduled on Friday, which is a national holiday in South Africa."We foresee that we'll call four or five more witnesses and that we'll be able to close our...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-03-19/ballistics-expert-testif
Martin Luther King Jr. statue might be coming to Georgia Capitol

...1080, Rep. Calvin Smyre, D-Columbus, said while King was never elected, he is the only Georgian to have a national holiday and one of two to have received a Nobel Peace Prize. The other Nobel laureate, former governor and president Jimmy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-04/martin-luther-king-jr-st
Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith wants baseball's Opening Day to be a national holiday

Ozzie Smith wants the federal government to make Opening Day of the major league baseball season a national holiday.The Hall of Fame shortstop is leading a campaign to collect 100,000 signatures within 30 days under the We the People petitioning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-02-25/hall-famer-ozzie-smith-w
Focusing on giving thanks

...It is very inspiring to see these different religions come together two Sundays ago to unanimously celebrate this national holiday. We need to reach out to other people of faith and introduce ourselves as colleagues, not opponents. We do not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2013-11-22/focusing-giving-thanks
Not just St. Patrick: Ireland home to many saints

...along the way.In recent years there have been calls to rein in the revelry and reclaim the religious aspects of the national holiday. Some are even attempting to boost the name recognition of other saints (early Irish records list as many as 1...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-08/not-just-st-patrick-ireland-home-ma