News for Thursday, April 1, 2010

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Thrashers' playoff hopes all but dashed after loss to Capitals?

Washington ends its skid, but it comes at the expense of the Thrashers, who lose crucial ground in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

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Couples set to play practice round with Woods on Monday at Masters

The best person to ask how well Tiger Woods is playing before he tees off at the Masters on Thursday may be Fred Couples, who will play a practice round with Woods on Monday at Augusta.

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NCAA Tournament on crash course for 96-team field

What started as talk is beginning to look like reality as the NCAA Tournament commitee seriously mulls expanding the men's event to 96 teams by next year.

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Don't hate on Duke

There's only two sides of the coin when talking about the Duke men's basketball team: either you love 'em or you hate 'em -- and the Blue Devils are just fine with that.

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Life tough these days for Tiger Woods' impersonators, too

It seems bizarre, but Tiger Woods' lookalikes who make appearances all over the country are feeling the same wrath as the shamed golfer.

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Bulldogs heat up at practice -- literally

The Georgia football team returns to practice Thursday, only to find hotter-than-expected temperatures awaiting them on the field.

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Why didn't Bowden get 1 more year?

Longtime UGA sidelines reporter Loran Smith shifts from the Bulldogs to the Seminoles this week as he examines FSU coach Bobby Bowden's contributions to college football --- and sooner-than-expected exit from Tallahassee.

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Ready to be a Ram

Two-time Herald Super 6er Brandon Johnson is set to become the first Albany-area player to sign with Albany State since the 2004 season.

Police: Three charged in separate shootings

Albany Police Department officers arrest three in one shooting and continue the investigation of another.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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APD: Suspect charged in aggravated assault

The Albany Police Department issues a most wanted plea and adds a tip line in Spanish.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS Apr. 2, 2010

Albany police respond to at least 48 incidents.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Immigration affidavit required for government beneficiaries

Forms were mailed out to businesses who have done work for Dougherty County this week, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Weather can't diminish spirit of four-day crusade

More than 2,000 worshipers attend a four-day crusade at the Lee County High School football stadium.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Area jobless rate stabilizing

The labor market has now reached an "inflection point," officials say.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

How would governments consolidate?

This is the last in a series on Senate Bill 538.-J.D. Sumner, government writer

Lee OKs Oakland Parkway water work

Lee County commissioners praise the efforts of the county's E-911 staff and coordinator.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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MCLB-Albany kicks off month-long child abuse awareness program

A unity day is planned for the community in the coming weeks, base officials say.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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