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macon.com Midday Update: Newt Gingrich to teach at UGA; hearing set on James Brown's estate; 3 girls missing after mom found dead in Mich.

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich will teach a course on judicial review at the University of Georgia beginning in the spring.

He will be in the school of law as a Carl E. Sanders Political Leadership Scholar.

School officials say the high-profile instructor will help students better understand the interplay of law, politics and policy.

The scholar position is named for Georgia's former governor, who was a Georgia law school alumnus. It was created so students could learn from people who have established themselves as political leaders.

Associated Press

Hearing set on James Brown's estate

Attorneys involved in the lengthy battle over the estate of the late soul singer James Brown are heading to court in Aiken, S.C.

Several issues were scheduled for the Tuesday hearing, including discussion on a long-awaited settlement, a request to remove trustees and testimony from potential debtors who say they are owed money.

Brown died Christmas Day 2006, igniting a whirlwind of public feuds and litigation. The value of Brown's estate is still unknown.

Associated Press

3 girls missing after mom found dead in Mich.

Police on Tuesday were searching for three young girls missing since their mother was found dead, and said they were concerned for the youngsters' safety.

Saginaw police were investigating Erica Olguin's death as a homicide and were searching for her estranged husband.

"Her husband took the three daughters and fled the state," said police Chief Gerald Cliff.

An Amber Alert was issued for Victoria Olguin, 3; Lilliana Olguin, 5; and Elena Olguin, 9.

Police had not issued a warrant for the girls' father, Jose Angel Olguin, 35, but said they very much wanted to find him.

"Our concern is for the children as well as ... to get a potentially dangerously violent person off the street," Cliff said. "Family and friends tell us there has been a history of domestic violence."

Officers discovered the body of Erica Olguin, 32, Monday evening when they went to her house to check on her because she failed to pick up her 11-year-old son at his school. Authorities said Tuesday they hadn't determined the cause of her death.

Associated Press

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