Monday, July 13, 2009

GNB Update

Hope your work week got off to a great start...Here's the news...

A series of violations leads to sanctions against a metro Atlanta veterinarian. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine fined Dr. Anji Bodana $3,000 for unsanitary practices earlier Monday. He was cited for violations ranging from storing dead cats in a freezer with food, to not having equipment for resusictation. Bodana had his license put on probation for three years, and must take continuing education classes.

Expect a cool & stormy autumn for Georgia later this year. That was the forecast the National Weather Service made for the South on Monday. The Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser reports that the return of El Nino will mean storms in the Southeastern U.S. for this fall & winter. Kevin Laws of the National Weather Service told the Advertiser told that the El Nino jet stream will have more of an impact in Alabama, Florida, & Georgia, therefore affecting the South in general. That could also mean a quieter hurricane season.

A doctor who once did a residency in Macon is President Obama's pick for surgeon general. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Obama nominated Morehouse College medical school graduate Regina Benjamin to be the nation's top doctor. She did her residency at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. Benjamin was named president of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama in 2002.

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