Monday, February 23, 2009

Maynard Eaton

Editor's note: Hello, Georgia.

Yes, we stayed up late for the Oscars, too. It was a great party and today Eleanor Ringel Gillespie says it was one of the best Oscars ever.

Also in Georgia's top news, the future of two nuclear power plants near Augusta took another step at the Capitol. We have a report for you that has comment from many representatives from around the state.

Plus, we profile of Georgia's Second District Congressman Sanford Bishop, who is helping the state's peanut industry fight for its life.

Plus we offer a column from the state's governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the House on why the Department of Transportation can't continue the way it currently does business.

It's a great lineup.

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Today's GONSO

The Oscars: Wondrously Inventive and Well Executed, With a Gloss of Genuine Sentiment

by Eleanor Ringel Cater
Georgia's best film critic loved just about everything in the 81st annual Academy Awards. It wasn't an evening of surprises except for the deft hosting of Hugh Jackman but it was the kind of night Hollywood excels at.

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Nuclear Finance Bill Breezes through House Committee

by Maggie Lee
A controversial bill that will result in rate hikes for most Georgia Power customers passed its last committee hurdle today and may appear for a House vote as early as Wednesday.

Full Story

Congressman Sanford Bishop: A Powerful Peanut Industry Politico

by Maynard Eaton
Georgia's Second District Congressman Sanford Bishop, who finds himself in the eye of the peanut industry's salmonella storm, has blossomed into a "go-to" guy after eight terms in Congress.

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To Better Serve Georgia, the DOT Must Change

by Sonny Perdue, Casey Cagle and Glenn Richardson
Despite all the money thrown at the problems, Georgians remained trapped behind the wheel with some of the longest commutes in the country. The governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the House all agree that the Department of Transportation just can't remain as it is.

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Tomorrow's Budget
Puff the Magic Drag Lived by a Sea (of Red Ink)
by K. Patrick Jensen
Some Georgia Farmers Look to Africa for their Future
by Nadirah Z. Sabir
Georgia Power and the Power of Paying in Advance
by Hollis Gillespie
The Reality is Outpacing the Distortions About Sunday Liquor Sales
by Jim Tudor

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