News for Friday, April 2, 2010

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Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Trucks race

Kyle Busch crushed the field Friday night in the Nashville 200 Trucks race.

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ESPN reporter Andrews receiving death threats

Fresh off facing her stalker --- who secretly videotaped her --- in a courtroom as he was sentenced, now ESPN reporter Erin Andrews is receiving death threats from a man the FBI believes lives on the East Coast.

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It's on tonight!: Hopkins vs. Jones Jr. in rematch 17 years in the making

Roy Jones Jr. beat Bernard Hopkins in 1993 in RFK Stadium, and tonight in Las Vegas "The Executioner" looks for revenge against the fighter who was once so great, he didn't even need a nickname.

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NCAA FINAL FOUR: How much of a homecourt advantage of does Butler have vs. Michigan State

Butler's campus is just 5.6 miles from where tonight's Final Four will be played in Indianapolis against Michigan State, which had the home floor advantage last year in Detroit.

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NCAA FINAL FOUR: Future Hall of Fame coaches meet when Duke battles Wet Virginia tonight

Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and West Virginia's Bob Huggins --- two very different coaches --- will go after a common goal tonight in the second men's NCAA Final Four matchup: a spot in Monday's title game.

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Georgia Tech basketball star Lawal headed to NBA

In the first of what could be several Yellow Jackets to bolt for the NBA, Gani Lawal announces his plans Friday to play at the next level.

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FRIDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Baconton, DWS baseball win; Lee County soccer teams lock up region seeds

The Baconton baseball team routs Pelham on Friday, 27-9, in five innings to improve to 7-1 in Region 1-A

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Ex-Dougherty star Johnson named NBADL Player of the Month

Albany native Alexander Johnson, who once starred at Dougherty and Florida State before going on to play pro basketball at different levels from the NBA to overseas, is shining once again in the states after being named the NBADL Player of the Month for the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

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Errors again plague Lee baseball in loss to Harris

Winners of three in a row heading into Friday night's region showdown with Harris County, the Trojans' bad habits flare up again to end their win streak in a 9-7 loss.

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The good ol' days

In the late 1970s, former Worth County basketball star Wiley Brown was one of the top players in the nation -- so much so, he earned a full ride to Louisville. Once there, Brown played for -- and won -- the 1980 NCAA national title as he and his teammates were widely credited for starting the high-five (true story). Brown is now the coach at Indiana University Southeast and will be at today's Final Four in Indy -- where the Cardinals won 30 years ago -- as The Herald caught up with him beforehand to reminisce.

Local Briefs

A briefing of local events taking place in the community.- Staff Reports

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Search for woman lost in river in December 2009 continues

The search for the remains for a 77-year-old woman thought lost in the Flint River in December '09.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS April 3, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS reports forApril 3, 2010

NAACP files suit against state

The Georgia NAACP claims in a lawsuit that lack of funding for black colleges in the state have resulted in second-class schools. - Errin Haines, The Associated Press

Federal drug slated to begin Monday

Jerome Fletcher has ties to Lee County's biggest bust, federal prosecutors say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Exchange Club learns about cultural economic benefits

Tommy Gregors discusses the economic value of various Albany cultural resources at the Exchange Club's weekly meeting.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Attorney: ASU alumni group supports legal action against board of Regents


(AP) The Georgia NAACP is supporting a lawsuit claiming inequalities persist at the state's public historically black colleges, including Albany State University, because of a lack of support from state government.

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