News for Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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Fans still embrace Butler

After narrowly losing against Duke in Monday's national title game, fans give what seems like a victory party anyway the day after.

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Women's tourney ponders its future

The NCAA men's tourney seems it will expand to 96 teams. What if the women follow?

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Woods set for afternoon start

ESPN received an added boost to its ratings when it was announced that Tiger Woods would tee off at 1:42 p.m. Thursday with Matt Kuchar and K.J. Choi and make the turn when the Masters airs live.

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Cink used to Woods hype

Former Georgia Tech star and reigning British Open champion Stewart Cink has been paired more with Tiger Woods at the Masters than any other golfer.

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Duval eyes Augusta

David Duval is tired of talking about his decade-long slump and hopes to make a run at winning his first green jacket in this year's Masters, which starts Thursday.

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Simply the best

The Connecticut Huskies extend their women's record winning streak to 78 games with a second national title in a row, and seventh overall, after their win against the Stanford Cardinal in San Antonio.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Lady Rams softball wins sixth in a row; Darton golf takes third at Miss. tourney

Albany State's softball team improves to 23-20 after a doubleheader sweep against Alabama A&M.

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Ex-Dougherty star Johnson joins Rockets

Alexander Johnson, who starred at Dougherty and Florida State, signed a deal Tuesday that will last the rest of the season with Houston.

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Ex-DWS star Young 'in shock' over Clemson coach's departure

Former Deerfield-Windsor star Andre Young said he was taken aback by coach Oliver Purnell's decision to leave Clemson for DePaul, but Young said he won't transfer.

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Mitchell narrows choice to two colleges

Randolph-Clay girls basketball star Destiny Mitchell said Tuesday she will soon decide to play collegiately at either St. John's or East Tennessee State University.

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Increased burglaries force APD to request help from community

Residents can help the Albany Police Department with timely calls when they spot burglaries.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Newcomer enters governor race

ATLANTA -- A commercial real estate executive has jumped into the race for Georgia governor and thrown $2 million of his own money into a bid for the Republican nomination.Ray Boyd told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he's entering the Republican primary.The 67-year-old political newcomer from Rutledge says he's upset by the lack of ethics in Washington and at the state Capitol. He says the candidates already in the race have been "tainted" by ethics troubles and long careers in politics.- Shannon McCaffrey, The Associated Press

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Art competition recognizes 2010 honorees

The Congressional Art Competition allows high school students throughout the country to demonstrate their artistic abilities.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Commission discusses gun report

An Albany weapons policy appears to apply only to city employees directly under the command of the city manager.- J.D Sumner, government writer

Leesburg tables zoning map vote

A proposed new zoning map for the city of Leesburg must go back to the drawing board.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Driver beaten after crashing into porch

A driver loses control and crashes into a residence where he is beaten and robbed.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Air Force Sargeants Association event coming to Albany

Air Force veterans and family members from four states will gather in Albany on Friday and Saturday.Terry Lewis, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS - April 7, 2010

Police respond to at least 35 incidents

ASU to host health fair Saturday

The Griffin-Jordan Medical Society of Southwest Georgia was founded in 2001.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Albany to repay $374,715 for Grovetown project

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has deemed Albany's Grovetown Project ineligible for federal funds.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Lott unveils budget proposal

The city of Albany's proposed 2011 fiscal year budget will increase $304,134 from its amended FY 2010 budget.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Argument flares into shots fired

An argument in an East Albany neighborhood sparks gunplay, but no one is reported injured.Pete Skiba, staff writer

Albany commission looks at FY 2011 budget plan

The Albany City Commission this morning gets a first look at its $104 million budget for the coming fiscal year and decides to repay from its general fund $347,000 to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development for a failed development.
J.D. Sumner, government reporter

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