Wednesday, January 28, 2009

GNB Update

It's Wednesday...Time for another GNB Update...

The economic stimulus package proposed by President Barack Obama is still being debated at this hour, but most congressional Republicans are opposed to the bill, saying there's too much spending in it. Still, Jim Wooten of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution believes the GOP may be fighting a losing battle on the stimulus issue.

When disaster strikes, even animals can be at risk. has more on how veterinarians in Athens are preparing pets for such worst-case scenarios.

Two more deaths are reported in the salmonella investigation at the peanut butter plant in Blakely. WALB reports that the Peanut Corporation of America had knowledge of products being contaminated with the bacteria, but sent them out anyway. The Food and Drug Administration identified at least 12 instances of salmonella. It also reported at least four different strains of the bacteria. More than 390 products are being recalled at this moment.

Finally, there may be some divine intervention coming to Albany soon, in the form of a 40-foot cross. Albany landowner Peter Studl wants to put the cross on top of a building he owns in the city's downtown district. But his proposal has sparked controversy in the past. Studl was forced to remove some smaller crosses from another building earlier this month because they violated city ordinances.

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