Bearing slogans such as "Shame On You, GRU," and "Dis-GRU-ntled," nearly 100 protesters and their four-legged friends walked from the Augusta Judicial Center to the GRU College of Dental Medicine to raise awareness about what they believe are the university's questionable experimentation practices.
In an effort to get Augusta Commission members to agree on balancing next year's general fund/law enforcement budget, City Administrator Fred Russell said, "The budget is like a sandwich. We might, at some point, take out the lettuce. We might take out the mayonnaise, and then you might be allergic to ham."
Police say a robbery suspect called an Augusta gas station to apologize before holding the store at gunpoint early Saturday.
The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association estimates just 3,000 survivors are still alive. Augusta Historical Society records show that only three Pearl Harbor veterans remain in the area.