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Students may apply for advisory council

Georgia Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox is accepting applications for her 2008-09 student advisory council.

The council will meet four times during the school year with the superintendent to discuss how decisions made at the state level affect students throughout Georgia.

Council members are advisers and act as liaisons between the Department of Education and the students of Georgia.

All high school students are eligible to apply.

Applications must be received by Sept. 12. Interested students should contact Courtney Burnett at (404) 657-1340 or cburnett@gadoe.org.

Separate collisions kill 2 in S. Carolina

Two people were killed Monday night in separate traffic accidents in Edgefield and Aiken counties.

Edgefield County authorities pronounced William Harrel Snell, 18, of Columbia, dead at the scene after a single-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 25 at about 8:10 p.m., according to Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett.

Mr. Snell's Buick Le Sabre struck a utility pole less than a mile south of Lloyd Road. He was ejected from the vehicle, officials said.

In Aiken County, James Johnson, 27, of Augusta, lost control of his vehicle about 10:10 p.m. on Pine Log Road and struck a tree. Neither man was wearing a seat belt, police said.

Man indicted in death of 2-month-old girl

An Augusta man accused of causing a baby's death was indicted Tuesday on charges of murder.

The Richmond County grand jury indicted Shawn Perdue, 27, alleging he was responsible for the May 21 death of his girlfriend's baby.

Kyliah Mack was 2 months old when she died.

According to earlier reports in The Augusta Chronicle , Mr. Perdue is accused of shaking the baby at her Gardenbrook Drive home.

-- From staff reports

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christian134
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christian134 08/06/08 - 04:09 am
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This piece of a boil on the

This piece of a boil on the backside of humanity needs to be put under the jail so that he can ponder what he has done as well as asking God to forgive him...Mothers take care of those children first and foremost...The men you take into your homes so freely may not be all they present themselves to be...The babies are innocents and need care before yourselves..They are your number one priority..Not, I repeat Not, the men...

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patriciathomas 08/06/08 - 05:27 am
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Shaken baby syndrome is

Shaken baby syndrome is common with people that grow up without parents. They have no idea how to act around babies. Most have no respect for human life. While the left may refer to this as a late term abortion, the rest of us call it premeditated murder. Shawn should receive no mercy.

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patriciathomas 08/06/08 - 05:32 am
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Running into a utility pole

Running into a utility pole and running into a tree so fast it kills you are not accidents. They're wrecks. Both of these young men chose to drive in a manner beyond their capabilities. I'm sorry they didn't consider the effect their driving techniques would have on their families.

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HYPOCRITES 08 08/06/08 - 06:24 am
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PT, your 6:27 am comments

PT, your 6:27 am comments were uncalled for. Left, right or whatever, no compassionate human being thinks that shaking a baby for any reason is right. IMHO sometimes you go overboard in your comments, this is one of rhose times.

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patriciathomas 08/06/08 - 06:40 am
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That's true FFH, do you think

That's true FFH, do you think cutting the head open and vacuuming the brains out of a baby is compassionate? The left also calls that a late term abortion.

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cn683 08/06/08 - 07:57 am
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seatbelts are never

seatbelts are never worn......people will never live. be smart -
for the guy who shook that baby........i dont know. i know it may be wrong but in some cases i am all about capital punishment! esp when dealing with kids. i think this place would be so much better sometimes! hope everyone has a great day!

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HYPOCRITES 08 08/06/08 - 08:10 am
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PT, you make it seems like

PT, you make it seems like only Liberals are Pro-Choice. I do not personally believe in abortions, however I believe in a woman's right to choose. I know that you Rhodes Scholas can understand the difference.

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bigbluefanV 08/06/08 - 08:12 am
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Geez, PT! Lighten up! Did

Geez, PT! Lighten up! Did you miss your Wheaties today?

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Chuchi 08/06/08 - 01:12 pm
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Not to split hairs,

Not to split hairs, firefighterhamer, but if you are pro-choice then you are pro-abortion. This means that although you personally would probably not choose abortion for yourself, it means you believe that it should be legal for a pregnant mother to end the life of her unborn baby. To be even more specific, it simply means that if you believe it should be legal for for a mother to end the life of her unborn baby, then it follows that you believe it is morally correct for a mother to end the life of her unborn baby. Because if you believed that it was morally incorrect for a mother to end the life of her unborn baby, then you would be outraged that such a thing is legal. Sorry to sound so redundant but I am trying to make a point here. I am not judging or criticizing you; I am merely one who believes in calling a thing what it is. So by all means, if you believe abortion should remain legal, say that you are pro-abortion because that is what your philosophy, as stated by you yourself, maintains. "Pro-choice" is a nonsensical term. And incidentally, most conservatives are pro-life but I have known a few who are pro-abortion. So you are definitely right about that.

Chuchi
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Chuchi 08/06/08 - 01:24 pm
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People who are pro-life

People who are pro-life believe that no mother should end the life of her unborn baby, and therefore it should be illegal to allow a doctor to perform an abortion at her request. They are not "anti-choice", because that term makes no sense. They are anti-abortion and are just as content to be called that as pro-life. I have known pro-life liberals, but just like pro-abortion conservatives, they are as rare as hen's teeth.

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HYPOCRITES 08 08/06/08 - 03:07 pm
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Put all the spin you wish. I

Put all the spin you wish. I will make it simple then, it's not my business what anyone else does with their body. You can call it Pro-Choice or Pro- DGAD.

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Chuchi 08/06/08 - 06:05 pm
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I don't really know what you

I don't really know what you mean by "spin" in this case; my understanding is that "spin" is typically used by political people who are trying to justify bad or false motives or behavior. In this case I am not actually "spinning" anything. It isn't "spin" when you tell the truth. And if you truly feel that it is not your business what people do with their bodies, then you should have no qualms about telling anyone that you are pro-abortion. That is keeping it even simpler than saying, "It's not my business what anyone does with their body." See, this is simpler and requires less verbage: "I (firefighterhamer) am pro-abortion." Don't ever be afraid to tell anyone what you are and what you believe in. By the way, what does "Pro-DGAD" mean? I don't understand what that means.

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