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MAKING VACATION PLANS? MAKE SAFETY A PART OF THEM

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Are you making vacation plans?  Make sure that the hotel at which you plan to stay is a safe one.  Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, says that there is a website utilized by the federal government to see which hotels are the safest, in terms of fire safety.  He urges travelers to ‘Google’ it.  He says it’s a list that federal employees must use when making travel plans.  Private citizens can use it, as well.  You can find out more at the US Fire Administration website at www.usfa.gov.  

‘LEAP SECOND’ OBSERVANCE ONE OF MANY ACTIVITIES MAKING FOR A BUSY SUMMER AT TELLUS M– USEUM

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

An interesting occurrence is set for this Saturday, June 30th – the Leap Second.  An extra second will be added to the clock, according to Tellus Museum marketing director Joe Schulman.  He says that Tellus recently held a contest to allow a lucky kid to be the director of the Museum for that ‘Leap Second’.

ROME BRAVES MISS SWEEP OF ASHEVILLE WITH LOSS TO TOURISTS IN NC

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves lost to the Asheville Tourists 4-1 in the final game of a four game series in Asheville, North Carolina yesterday.  The good news is that the Braves picked up three wins over the Tourists to kick off the second half of the 2012 season prior to yesterday’s loss.  Not bad for a team that finished the first half of the season in last place of the Southern Division of the South Atlantic League, especially since those wins were taken from the Tourists, who were the division’s first half leader.