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2008 in review

first_imgAnother year comes to an end. It’s been a year of ups and downs, like all years that have come before it. Next year will have its ups and downs, too. And Georgia FACES will be there to bring you the news to use about Georgia family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences. Watch for a new face for FACES next year. The site and its delivery system are getting a much-need makeover, which will debut in a few months.On behalf of the writers, sources and the many people who bring you Georgia FACES, I wish you and your family Happy Holidays and a prosperous and safe New Year.Sorted by date and linked to the story in the archive, here are 2008’s top 10 stories in 6 categories: AgricultureEconomicsEnvironmentLawn and GardenLivingScience agriculture,economics,environment,lawn and garden,living, and science.last_img read more

Justice Sonia Sotomayor to headline Vermont’s 15th Annual Women’s Economic Conference

first_imgSenator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) says this year’s 15th Annual Vermont Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference, set for Saturday, October 8, in Randolph, will feature a special guest: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Leahy said Justice Sotomayor will begin this year’s sessions with a question-and-answer forum with conference-goers.   ‘Marcelle and I are delighted that she is coming to Vermont,’ said Leahy.  ‘She personifies the American Dream, and her life and achievements already have inspired so many.  She is a perfect match for this conference and its purpose.’ This is the 15th year for the popular day-long conferences, which Leahy launched 15 years ago.  The free sessions will be hosted at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vermont, with lunch and child care included.  This year’s practical, how-to workshops will offer tools for women at all stages of professional development, to expand and succeed in business planning and strategic media planning, to hone leadership skills, and to discover and apply techniques in work-and-life balance.  Online registration for the conference begins September 6 at www.leahy.senate.gov(link is external). (FRIDAY, Aug. 26) — Senator Patrick Leahylast_img read more