News for Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Cup favorite Capitals shocked in Game 7 by Canadiens

The NHL's leading goal scorer Alexander Ovechkin once again bows out early in the playoffs.

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Tiger's rehab tour stops in Quail Hollow today

After making his return to golf at the Masters where security was tight, Tiger Woods ventures to Quail Hollow this week ---- where it's not only open to the public, but Woods will finally face whatever everyday fans are ready to dish out.

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And the Kentucky Derby favorite is ...

The Kentuckt Derby has a favorite after the odds are released Wednesday, and its name is "Lookin At Lucky."

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Losing record now good enough for a bowl game?

With the addition of yet another product-sponsored bowl game this offseason, it appears that even teams with 5-7 records could be going bowling at the end of the season.

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U.S. debt takes on whole new meaning

The 5-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl discussed important historical issues on the way home from school last week.The little boy said the greatest person ever was George Washington. The little girl said what about the Founding Fathers.

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Deerfield boys, Westwood girls tennis finishes state runner-up at team tourney

The Knights, Lady Wildcats and Wildcats tennis teams all come up short in their bid for a GISA state crown in Augusta.

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Old hat: Two more Panthers honored by SIFL

In what's becoming a trend each week that Albany plays, the SIFL once again selects two Panthers -- this time LB Steve Morrison and kicker Juan Bongarra -- for its Player of the Week honors.

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TAE ace Cook staying close to home

Amanda Cook, who led the Lady Eagles to this past year's GISA Class A state title, signs with Darton on Wednesday in Dawson.

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Westover boys, girls soccer set for state

The Patriots open state today, followed by the Lady Patriots on Friday as both teams take on Mary Persons hoping to make deep runs.

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Lee girls soccer rolls in AAAA state opener

With leading scorer and reigning Herald Player of the Year Rachel Hatch out sick for the Lady Trojans' state opener Wednesday, the Polk sisters -- Kelly and Nicole -- step up to lead Lee County past Griffin, 3-0.

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Let the games begin

Today, the state's best track & field stars from the GISA converge on Albany for the three-day state title meet at Hugh Mills Stadium.

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Public forum to be held to discuss bridge project

The public forum is scheduled for this afternoon from 4-6 p.m. at the Riverfront Resource Center. - Ricki Barker, staff writer

Rynders' legislation passes

A bill prohibiting schools from giving raises to administrators when furloughing other school employees has passed Georgia's House and Senate.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Melee downtown not the norm, says APD Chief

Fights after a downtown event is not a usual occurrence, but will lead to strategy changes, police say.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Vehicle crash on South Slappey kills woman

Several injured in "T-bone type collision," according to officers with the Albany Police Department.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Lily Pad teams with state to launch child abuse initiative

In Dougherty County, the direct and immediate costs of child sexual abuse adds up to roughly $10.4 million annually, officials say.- Jennifer Maddox-Parks, staff writer

Music festival to benefit area Shriners

Tickets are $20 for a weekend pass to the Briar Patch Music Festival in Damascus.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Attorneys and students meet to cheer Law Day

The Dougherty Circuit Bar Association rewards students, honors a police officer and holds its 2010 Law Day Banquet.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

County employees may face higher premiums

Saying a premium boost is likely, Dougherty Commissioners seek ways to soften the blow- Terry Lewis, staff writer

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Cannon Auditorium to become Lee meeting site

The Lee County Commission will hold its first-ever official meeting at the newly renovated T. Page Tharp Governmental Building.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

State delay causes school board ethics policy loophole

The Dougherty County Board of Education had been planning on adopting an ethics policy.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Two more join School Board race

Lee County's incumbent Commission chairman qualifies to run for a second term in office.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

CRCT erasures irregularities not validated by consultant

James Wilson of Education Planners found no erasure irregularities on CRCT test answer sheets

Gen. Kessler to receive promotion

A representative with the public affairs office at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany has confirmed that Brig. Gen. James A. Kessler, commanding general of Marine Corps Logistics Command, has been notified of a promotion.

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