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Carmakers sign on to principles to protect motorists' privacy in an era of computerized cars

WASHINGTON - Nineteen automakers accounting for most of the passenger cars and trucks sold in the U.S. have signed onto a set of principles they say will protect motorists' privacy in an era when computerized cars pass along more information about their drivers than many motorists realize.
National Transportation Safety Board urges standard safety equipment on cars

...check them out, but the choice to purchase one or more belongs to consumers," said Gloria Bergquist, the vice president of the alliance."In this still-fragile economy, maintaining affordability of new vehicles remains a concern," she said...
4 Republicans state their case against John Barrow in 12th Congressional District candidate forum in west Augusta

The four Republicans seeking to unseat Georgia's 12th District congressman, Democrat John Barrow, had the floor Monday in a forum sponsored by the West Augusta Alliance.
Analysis: Lawmaker takes aim at state hospitals

...appearance of treating more charity patients. "I guess I'm shocked when I read it," said Monty Veazey, the president of the alliance. "... There's a lot of misinformation in that. When I read it, it looks like the committee has already...
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NEW YORK - Julia Louis-Dreyfus will return this weekend to "Saturday Night Live," where she began her career over two decades ago.
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SRS to make case for reusing nuclear fuel

...gates in Barnwell County, that could never get licensed under the Carter Administration, said Danny Black, the president of the alliance, which represents Barnwell and three surrounding counties. His organization tried unsuccessfully to market...
Metro | Savannah River Site
Is my winter heating bill going to destroy my finances?

Q: The price of petrol is killing me this summer. I'm already dreading winter - how bad are my home heating bills likely to be?
Environmentalists: Too much mercury in cars

American automakers have not lived up to promises to eliminate mercury from new cars, exacerbating the already significant problem of mercury pollution from junked cars, according to environmental groups. While automakers have reduced dramatically the use of mercury in convenience lighting switches in cars, they still are using them in hundreds of thousands of new cars, the groups said in two reports Monday.
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Faith digest

...Church, 127 Spouse Road, Clarks Hill, S.C., at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 11. The Rev. Debbie M. McCain, president of the alliance, will preach. Fellowship lunch "First Thursday" at Aiken First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St. N...
Life & style | North Augusta High School
Study measures dropouts' impact

If more people graduated high school instead of dropping out, more homes and cars would be sold, thousands of jobs would be filled with and more money in general would flow throughout the country, according to a report.
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