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Archive - Feb 6, 2008

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Tech, GSU: SigTech, GSU: Signing day arrivesning day arrives

Tech’s early morning group of signees helped relieve some of the disappointment resulting from three earlier commitments opting to play at other schools.
Players who switched from earlier verbals with Tech were quarterback Bret Jefcoat to the University of Southern Mississippi, offensive lineman Nick Chartain, also to the Golden Eagles’ Conference USA squad and athlete Ed “Bud” Patterson to Texas Christian University.

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Internet changes the business

In the fall, a call came in from the illustrious University of Missouri at Columbia school of journalism on the issue of Web news. If you’re unaware, Mizzou is where budding reporters and editors are turned into news machines, and they are on the cutting edge. Where Tech, in all of its focus on hard science, is busy figuring out how to teach online journalism and adapting to the way news is delivered today, Mizzou is leaps and bounds further down the path. In fact, they’re drawing the path.
Anyway, the call I got was about a survey of online news credibility and attitudes.

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Pledge to St. Jude will touch lives

The goal for this year’s radiothon, set for live broadcast from Super 1 Foods on Z-107.5 next week, is an ambitious $160,000.
The parents of any child whose life has crossed paths with St. Jude and the Ronald McDonald house will likely tell you this year’s goal pales in comparison to the emotional cost that childhood cancer exacts on a family.

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Council slows OK on subdivision

Access to the development — called Orchard Heights — would be provided by new public streets, which the developer proposes to construct according to city standards.
Mayfield suggested other council members observe the traffic situation in the area where the subdivision is proposed to see the potential dangers.
“With this road coming into Cornell Avenue, we will have excessive amounts of damages and deaths,” he said.
Public Works Director Lewis Love indicated the speed limit around the new development would be 25 mph.

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