News for Saturday, April 24, 2010

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NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Penguins advance to second round

A goal in overtime lifts the Penguins past the Senators in six games in their series Saturday nght.

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Bolt shines in front of Penn Relays' largest crowd ever, says he doesn't want to run 400 --- but will to be considered a legend

Usain Bolt scorches in the final leg of Jamaica's 4x100 relay in front of a crowd Saturday that came to see spefically to see him run.

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Marietta's Oudin leads U.S. to win at Fed Cup

Marietta teen Melanie Oudin shines on behalf of the U.S. at the Fed Cup in Birmingham, Ala.

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Washington shines in rain-shortened Tech spring game

With Joshua Nesbitt recovering from an ankle injury, Tevin Washington steps in as a starting QB in saturday's spring game and rushes for three TDs, while passing for another.

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NFL DRAFT ROUNDUP: Tech's Dwyer taken by Steelers; four Bulldogs drafted Saturday; FSU's Rolle taken in sixth round

Georgia Tech star RB Jonathan Dwyer is drafted Saturday by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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One can style hair anyhwhere

The words wouldn't come this week. Some weeks are harder than others, and this one ranks up there as a real doozie. Maybe it's because I'm tired; the kind of tired that follows you around for hours and fools you into thinking you're not quite on empty yet, then jumps on you out of nowhere when you're not looking and wraps itself around you like a heavy, wet blanket.

Births April 25

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from April 12-20.

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Jumping rope an economical way to slim down

What if I was advertising a single piece of exercise equipment that guaranteed results? This thing would melt the fat away, increase your cardiorespiratory capacity and aid in coordination skills. What would you pay for such a piece of equipment? $100? $500? $1,000?

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Albany's Davis, Taylor lead Ga. Four-Ball with one round remaining

Local amateur golfers Spencer Davis and Craig Taylor will take a two-shot lead into today's final round of the Georgia Four-Ball Championship at Doublegate.

Police/Fire/EMS - Apr. 25, 2010

Albany police responded to at least 52 incidents.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Graffiti more than ugly, it is an economic woe

More than just ugly, graffiti can cause businesses to locate elsewhere.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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On the Job with Terri Stumpe

Terri Stumpe, owner of The Royal Collection, does a Q&A with Danny Carter for this week's On the Job.- Danny Carter, managing editor

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SOWEGA hosts block party

SOWEGA Tax Service thanks its clients and the community with a block party that included an Atlanta rap group.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Business licenses April 25, 2010

Business licenses for April 25, 2010.- Staff Reports

Benson purchases tract of land

Mark Benson, Ben Barrow and John Reese finally have purchased a piece of land north of Ford Town.

Kitchen inspections April 25, 2010

Results of kitchen inspections in Dougherty County

Election season opens Monday

Two Lee County Commission and School Board seats will be up for grabs in the 2010 election cycle.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Gillespie roasted at Albany Tech fundraiser

An Albany physician also is honored by Marine Corps and Department of Navy.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

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Bode on future: Changes need to be made to men's U.S. ski team before I decide

U.S. ski star Bode Miller says he will retire if changes aren't made to the men's Olympic team.

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Merritt's mistake costs him suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency -- and a lot of embarrassment

In one of the most bizarre -- and embarrassing -- stories of the year, U.S. track star LaShawn Merritt is banned for using a male-enhancement drug.

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