News for Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Wladimir Klitschko calls out Haye for title fight

Wladimir Klitschko says Tuesday that he wants to fight David Haye in a heavyweight unification bout.

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POSEY WATCH -- Game 6 (reflects Grizzlies loss; Posey's up-to-date stats)

With former Lee County and FSU baseball star Buster Posey -- who was drafted No. 5 overall by the San Francisco Giants in 2008 -- being relegated to starting the season in the minor leagues after just missing the team's big-league roster, The Herald will do a nightly "Posey Watch" during his time with the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies. There, we will track Posey's push to make the Giants' major-league roster.

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Bulldog Tour comes to Albany in May

Georgia football coach Mark Richt comes to Albany May 26 at Doublegate Country Club for the annual Bulldog Tour.

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Jordan hopes for bowling jackpot

Albany's Wayne Jordan of AMF Bowl-A-Rama will compete in Las Vegas this weekend for the chance to win $50,000 in a two-day tournament.

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Willcox thrilled with induction

After thriving in track, cross country and BMX racing while growing up, Jason Willcox's achievements will become one of the latest inductees into the Albany Sports Hall of Fame on Monday.

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Lords of the rings

The Monroe High School boys and girls track teams, after winning state titles last spring, receive their championship rings Tuesday. (UPDATES: corrects spelling of Mimieux Land's last name)

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Albany in talks for minor-league franchise ... again

The last semi-professional team to leave the Good Life City was the South Georgia Peanuts after just one season.

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APD: Three wanted for home invasion

Three suspects kick in a door and rob a resident on Maryland Drive.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Lee to close on elementary property

Lee County Board of Education members discuss participating in a grant with Albany State University.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

House OKs ASU arts center

Gov. Sonny Perdue approved funding for ASU's Ray Charles Center project last year, but it was cut from the final budget.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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'Stash the Trash' set for weekend

Thousands of volunteers have already signed up to participate in a citywide beautification project.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Sireno: Technology responsible for growth

Darton College's president tells a local civic club he is amazed at the school's progress over the past 21 years.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

'Heart and Souls' tour to start today

State developers will get an up-close look at Albany's downtown attractions during a city tour.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Lee considers restructuring utilities authority debt

A development group is asking for rezoning to build an affordable housing complex for senior citizens in Lee County.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

City begins budget requests

While city departments are making cuts this year, they aren't required to slash 10 percent of their total budgets like last year.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Bridge concerns: Time, money

A forum has been scheduled for the public to get information about the replacement of an Albany bridge.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Phoebe Paver Project celebrates 17 years

A ceremony is held at a local hospital to recognize those who have added new bricks in the name of someone they wish to honor.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Minor league baseball team eyes Albany

Suzanne Davis, director of the city of Albany's Parks and Recreation Department, told Albany city commissioners this morning that a minor league baseball team is looking at using the Eames complex in Albany on a trial basis this summer.
J.D. Sumner, government reporter

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