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Jimmy Carter Joins Board of Mercer Univ. in Ga.
MACON, Ga. (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter has become a member of the board of trustees at Mercer University.
The Telegraph of Macon reports that Carter joined the board at its meeting Friday in the Georgia city.
The 88-year-old Carter told the newspaper he was "very excited about what's happening at Mercer" and was pleased to join the board, which has responsibility for overall policy-making for the college.
Deanna Congileo, a spokeswoman for The Carter Center, says Mercer's board and the center's board will be the only ones on which Carter serves.
Mercer President Bill Underwood said Carter brings a wealth of experience and that it was a "great honor for our institution to have someone of his stature."
During Friday's meeting, the board approved three new graduate degree programs.
Posted: Friday, November 9 2012, 08:04 PM CST
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Searches to continue day after Moore tornado
May 21, 2013 07:34 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities say searchers, utility crews and people cleaning up are to continue their duties the day after the Moore tornado.
Officials planned a noon news conference at the storm command center to provide updates on conditions. Emergency officials may have a new death toll at the briefing.
Roads that were closed because of tornadoes had reopened by late Monday night, though authorities discouraged travel near Moore because crews in the devastated area still have plenty of work to do.
The National Weather Service pegged the tornado preliminarily as an EF-4 on the enhanced Fujita scale, the second most-powerful category of twister.
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