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Sea Island chosen for G-8 world summit

July 15, 2003

(Washington-AP) -- Sources say that Sea Island off the coast of Georgia has been chosen as the site of next year's world summit.

Sources -- speaking on condition of anonymity -- told the Associated Press today that President Bush has selected the exclusive coastal island resort as the place where eight top world leaders will meet for their annual meeting in June 2004.

The G-8 Summit brings together leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. This year's summit was held last month in Evian, France.

President Bush's parents, George and Barbara Bush, honeymooned on the private, five-mile-long resort island, located near Brunswick.

 The G-8 summit draws thousands of journalists and government officials and could have an economic impact of as much as a half billion dollars up and down the Georgia coast and into Florida.

 The annual event also draws thousands of protesters.

posted at 1:45PM by dave.miller@walb.com