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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
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
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
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
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
Right is still shrill

...not swayed by the far-right rhetoric and made a national holiday in remembrance of Dr. King.Currently a new "John...Party for making Aug. 4, Obama's birthday, a new national holiday.Michael LedoWindsor, S.C.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-12-14/right-still-shrill
Themes of civil rights struggle still resonate on MLK Day, 50 years later

...Peace Prize later that year.Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said not many states could boast a native son that merited a national holiday. "But we Georgians can," he told the Ebenezer audience.Deal said he would work with state legislators to find...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-01-20/themes-civil-rights-struggle-still-
Events planned to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King. Jr.

...King Jr. will be remembered and celebrated at several events in the Augusta area in the days preceding Monday's national holiday honoring his legacy.The celebrations begin today at the Carrie J. Mays Community Center. The Rev. K.B. Martin...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-15/events-planned-honor-rev-mart
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