Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Coast Lines

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Coast Lines

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QUOTE, UNQUOTE

"There are some small isolated sandbars that are very

important to colonial nesting birds. As the human population

grows, more and more people want to go to the beach, but if they

go where the birds nest, it's not compatible."

-- Mike Harris, wildlife biologist, about the problems

nesting birds have finding a safe spot to lay their eggs. Story

on this page.

OUT FOR BLOOD

Although they call it a friendly competition, three

Brunswick utilities are out for blood.

Georgia Power Co., Georgia Natural Gas and BellSouth will

vie for the most donors in an Aug. 27 blood drive for the

American Red Cross. Donors can choose a side and give blood from

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Georgia Power's Community Road offices.

People who can't make it to Georgia Power can give blood from

1 to 6 p.m. at Ocean Lodge No. 214 F&AM, 2601 Parkwood Drive,

which is next to the Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.

Donors also can also give blood from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

tomorrow at MAP International at 2200 Glynco Parkway.

CHEERLEADER DIES

A State University of West Georgia cheerleader died Sunday,

one week after he was involved in a van accident that killed

another cheerleader and a coach.

Michael Massa, 18, of Rex had been hospitalized at the

Medical College of Georgia since the Aug. 10 accident. The van

carrying 12 cheerleaders and their coach was en route to a camp

at Myrtle Beach, S.C., when it flipped over on Interstate 20 in

Taliaferro County.

Coach Stephanie Shaw, 27, of Forest Park and DeAndre

Hamilton, 20, of Snellville died the day of the accident.

Six students remained hospitalized Sunday. Two were in

critical condition. Byrne says no

BYRNE SAYS NO

Cobb County Commission Chairman Bill Byrne has decided again

not to seek the Republican nomination for governor in 1998. …

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