News for Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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As interim prez, Isch not interested in being caretaker of NCAA

James Isch, who took over as NCAA President when Myles Brand died earlier this year, says he is not interested in the job full time.

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N.D. QB Clausen goes out to eat, gets punched in face

Life's been tough for Jimmy Clausen during his up and down Notre Dame career, but it only got worse over the weekend when Clausen was assaulted by a man at a restaurant in what Irish officials are calling a "sucker punch."

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Germany restores world record of 1930s Jewish track star

After nearly 80 years, Germany does what's right and gives one of its country's former athletes --- who was Jewish --- her high jump record back.

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Gators school Seminoles, 68-52

Even though FSU has looked good early in the season against lesser competition, it was no match for the Gators on Tuesday night as Florida routs its rival during rivalry week.

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PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Lee County girls improve to 4-0; SCA girls lose first game; Lady Knights open 2009 with 2 wins

Lee County starts the season out hot, while Sherwood girls fall and DWS' girls win Tuesday in area hoops action.

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Thomas Jefferson, TAE now playoff rivals

Terrell Academy and Thomas Jefferson Academy meet in the GISA Class A title game, continuing a run of postseason matchups between the two programs.

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Coming into Iron Bowl, Alabama's 'D' rolling, while Auburn's .... not so much

Two very different defenses playing at two very different levels will take the field in the Iron Bowl on Saturday.

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RIVALRY WEEK -- UF vs. FSU: Florida Gator fans plan eye black tribute to Tebow

Gator fans are planning to wear eye-black in honor of senior QB Tim Tebow against Florida State on Saturday --- scripture optional.

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RIVALRY WEEK -- Auburn vs. Alabama: Tigers move past '08 blowout

When asked how they feel about last year's 36-0 blowout by Alabama, Auburn players say they it's long forgotten.

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RIVALRY WEEK -- UGA vs. Georgia Tech: Johnson says Bulldogs just another game

With Georgia Tech soaring and Georgia struggling, Paul Johnson insists his team is just treating the Bulldogs like another bump to get over in what's been an otherwise smooth road this season for the Yellow Jackets.

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Signed guitar to benefit Newspapers in Education

A donated instrument autographed by country music star Luke Bryan is headed for the auction block.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

City OKs Panther football

The owner of an indoor football team that will play in Albany next year puts up a $150,000 personal guarantee.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Holman completed 30 bombing runs during WWII

An Albany Air Corps pilot's World War II service included being shot down during the Battle of the Bulge.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

News agencies subpoenaed

Albany's former downtown manager is seeking a change of venue in his fraud trial.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Man arrested on bogus money charges

Secret service agents and Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit officers bust a counterfeiter.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Hodges campaigns in Albany

Dougherty County's former district attorney is one of four candidates running for state attorney general.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Family with relatives after Monday fire at home

The Red Cross is pitching in to help an Albany family after fire damaged the family's home Monday.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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School 'spurs' reading.

Radium Springs Elementary staff and community members don Western-themed clothes to "round up" readers.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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GBI: Pierce shot three times in cop shooting

GBI officials said Tuesday that Chad Pierce, the man who was shot to death by police following a chase through Calhoun County, died from three gunshot wounds to his torso.

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Hodges stumps in Albany

Former Dougherty District Attorney Ken Hodges, who is running for the state's Attorney General post, stumped in Albany Tuesday, pitching his candidacy and asking for continued support from the people he considers his political base.

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