Friday, February 29, 2008

FDA Approves Nexium for Use in Children Ages 1-11 Years
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) for short-term use in children ages 1-11 years for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The agency approved Nexium in two forms, a delayed-release capsule and liquid form. Nexium is approved in 10 milligrams (mg) or 20 mg daily for children 1-11 years old compared to 20 mg or 40 mg recommended for pediatric patients 12 to 17 years of age.

FDA Approves New Orphan Drug for Treatment of Rare Inflammatory Syndromes
Arcalyst is first treatment for extremely rare condition called Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndrome or CAPS

Summit Import Corporation Issues an Alert on Uneviscerated Fish
Summit Import Corp. 100 Summit Place, Jersey City, NJ 07305 is recalling all packages of Sum Cheong Lung brand Dried Fish discovered by New York State Dept. of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors during a routine inspection and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel confirming that the fish had not been eviscerated prior to processing.

Wang Globalnet Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs, Peanuts and Milk Allergens in Lotte Margaret Brand Korean Cracker (Feb. 14)
Wang Globalnet of 365 Ten Eyck Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206, is recalling 19 gram packages of Lotte Margaret Brand Korean Cracker because they may contain undeclared eggs, peanuts and milk allergens.

Palo Alto Labs Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Aspire36 and Aspire Lite, two Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements
Palo Alto Labs, 265 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Suite 252, Port St. Lucie, FL 34984, announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of the company's supplement products sold under the name Aspire36 and Aspire Lite.

Why Juniper Trees Can Live On Less Water
An ability to avoid the plant equivalent of vapor lock and a favorable evolutionary history may explain the unusual drought resistance of junipers, some varieties of which are now spreading rapidly in water-starved regions of the western United States, a Duke University study has found.

Irish Roots With An Accent
Spending time researching for my friend's German roots made me stop and reflect more on my Irish roots. I am of Fighting Orange Stock. I am of dissenters stock. I am of Irish blood.

9:45 p.m.

Search to Save Lives! JDMedia Corp. Launches and gives 75% of all Revenues to Breast Cancer Research
HH Note: We don't know anything about this group but it looked interesting, worth looking into. Of course, they want you to make their site your home page... we'd prefer that you make the Fayette Front Page your home page and use these folks as often as you'd like .JDMedia Corp. announced today the launch of,, a website devoting 75% of revenue to Breast Cancer research support and education. This site utilizes Google’s search functionality to produce results that people are accustomed to, all the while providing a new way for people to slightly modify their daily media consumption habits to hopefully make a bigger difference.

Delta Air Lines First U.S. Carrier to Take Delivery of Boeing 777-200LR
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today takes another step forward in its strategy to become customers’ global airline of choice with delivery of the first of eight Boeing 777-200LR Longer Range jets scheduled to enter its fleet by early 2009. By adding the world’s longest range commercial jetliner to its fleet, Delta bolsters its ability to connect customers and cargo between virtually any two cities around the globe, nonstop.

U.S. Faces 'Unusually Complex' Security Environment, Intel Official Says 2/29/08 (Blogpost) The Pentagon's top intelligence official today told a Senate committee the United States is operating in a security environment that is "unusually complex"... More

Command Makes Difference With Victory Boxes2/29/08 (Blogpost) An Air Force Space Command major and two staff sergeants stationed at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., are proving that just three servicemembers can affect people halfway around the world... More

P.M. Update

Governor Perdue Announces Filing of Legislation Enabling Voters to Replace Local School Boards
Governor Sonny Perdue today (2/28/08) announced the filing of legislation which would put a referendum on the ballot to replace the school board in schools districts that lose accreditation. This legislation is being carried by Senator Ronnie Chance, one of Governor Perdue’s floor leaders.

U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that Utah Senators Orrin Hatch and Bob Bennett have endorsed John McCain for president.

U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that Ohio Congressmen Bob Latta, Ralph Regula, and Mike Turner have endorsed John McCain for president.

U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today released the following statement by John McCain on his endorsement by Pastor John Hagee:

The McCain Update - February 29, 2008
This week, John McCain traveled through Ohio and Texas in advance of Tuesday's primaries in each state. From Tyler and San Antonio to Cleveland and Cincinnati, the crowds at all of John McCain's events were excited, and the energy was contagious.

Middle Schools Dominate Academic Bowl
2/29/08 (9:05 p.m.) Fayette’s middle schools swept the top three placements in the Griffin RESA Regional academic Bowl... More

The Associated Press: Dems Take McCain Out Of Context On Iraq
"No, John McCain is not proposing a 100-year war in Iraq. ... The Democrats leave out a vital caveat. When McCain was asked about Bush's theory that U.S. troops could be in Iraq for 50 years, the senator said: 'Maybe 100.

Clayton State School of Graduate Studies to Hold Open House March 11
The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will be holding an informational Open House on Tuesday, Mar. 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Interstate 85 Lane Closure near Exit 41
NEWNAN – Georgia Department of Transportation contractor, Archer Western, announces a lane closure beginning Monday, March 3, 2008, continuing through Thursday, March 6, 2008, occurring daily between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. near the intersection with Exit 41 (State Route 14/US 27 Alt).

State Route 34 Lane Closures in Coweta County
NEWNAN – Georgia Department of Transportation contractor, Archer Western, announces nightly lane closures for State Route 34 beginning Sunday, March 2, 2008, continuing through Saturday, March 8, 2008, occurring near the intersection with Exit 47 (State Route 34).

Rep. Ramsey's Week 7 Update2/29/08 (Blogpost) The House convened this week on Tuesday, February 26th, for the 23rd day of our 40 day legislative session. On the floor, we adopted legislation addressing our continued transportation funding problems, education and local school boards and an adoption tax credit... More

Mint Julep Journal:
This 'n That
Hey girls,
What on earth did y'all leap into today, it being leap year day and all.
Miss Etta, you mention the distinct possibility that Miss Faye sprouted some wild youthful hairs, and I've gotta' tell you that I 'spect she's still got a few. They may be a different color now, but I'm quite sure Miss Faye has her fair share of wild hairs to this very day.

All About Webs:
DIY SEO: Video Marketing
If you have business videos to share with the world, either product-related or purely promotional, here's a great way to get them good visibility for relatively little effort.Note: When embarking on this process, I urge you to choose your video title and description VERY carefully. This technique flings your video (along with your chosen title/description) far and wide and it's time consuming to change anything once it's flung.

Mayo Researchers Look for Explanation Behind High Incidence of Diabetes Among Asian Indians
The incidence of type 2 diabetes is rising, especially in urbanized parts of the world where sedentary lifestyles and obesity abound. In addition to weight and inactivity, race puts some people at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Free Household Water Saver Kits

The Fayette County Water System is offering free water saver kits for water system customers whose single-family homes were built before 1993. Limited quantities of the kits are available at both the Water System offices on McDonough Road in Fayetteville and at City Hall in Peachtree City.

Qualifying residents will need to fill out an application and must bring a copy of their water bill and a photo ID. The free kits are limited to one per single-family household.

Visit the Fayette County web site for more information and a copy of the application form... More

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Chance and Ramsey to Speak at March Breakfast
State Senator Ronnie Chance and State Representative Matt Ramsey will be speaking at the March 1 breakfast meeting of the Fayette Republican Party at 9:00 a.m. at the International House of Pancakes in... More

“SMHS Choir To Present Pre-National Cathedral Program”
Hours of rehearsal have prepared the Starr’s Mill High School “Cathedral Choir” for their April performance at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The National Cathedral is the premiere Cathedral in the United States and is considered the “National House of Prayer”.

Partners Pizza Donates to Honor Flight Fayette
2/29/08 (9:01 a.m.) Partners II Pizza of Fayetteville and Tyrone donated a portion of their proceeds on February 26th to Honor Flight Fayette. The money raised will be used to help fly World... More

Atlanta Hospitals and Heart Association Join Together to Communicate Dial 911 Heart Attack Message
While it is generally recognized that most hospitals and healthcare organizations naturally compete with one another for business and patients, a unique collaboration in the Atlanta area has actually teamed five hospitals together--all in the name of saving lives.

Cattle Barons’ Ball Shooting for a Cure in 2008
2/29/08 (9:07 a.m.) With the dust barely settled on its successful fundraising event last November, the American Cancer Society Fayette County is galloping into 2008 with plans for its 6th annual Cattle Barons’ Ball on Saturday... More

Oncology Patients Can Now Receive Treatment Close to Home Piedmont Fayette Adds New Technology to Cancer Services2/29/08 (Blogpost) Piedmont Fayette is expanding its cancer services, and soon cancer patients can receive treatment closer to home. Piedmont Fayette Hospital (PFH) has received approval to provide radiation therapy. The Certificate of Need (CON) application for a linear accelerator was recently.... More