News for Wednesday, April 7, 2010


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UConn's Charles expected to go No. 1 today in WNBA Draft

Less than 72 hours after winning her second national title with UConn, Tina Charles is likely going to be taken No. 1 overall in in today's WNBA Draft.

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Tennis legend Navratilova has cancer; prognosis excellent

Former women's tennis star Martina Navratilova is optimistic -- and with good reason -- after recently being diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Lawyers for gender-questioned South African athlete says test proves she's a woman

Lawyers for Caster Semenya say that she should be allowed to start competing as a woman immediately after the results of her gender tests prove she's not a man.

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UGA, FSU prep for spring games Saturday

The Bulldogs and Seminoles will both hold their annual spring football games Saturday as UGA coach Mark Richt is eager to show off his team's progression, while Florida State's Jimbo Fisher will make his official coaching debut.

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Monroe OL Chamberlain verbals to Tech

Monroe offensive lineman Bryan Chamberlain says he will sign with the ACC champion Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in February.

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MASTERS NOTEBOOK: Nike airs first Tiger ad post-scandal; tourney available in 3-D this year; Oosthuize wins Pat 3 contest

Nike's new Tiger Woods ad features the world's most famous athlete in black and white as a soundtrack of his father's voice lectures his son.

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Woods scolded by Masters chairman on eve of tourney

Just when it seemed like everyone was backing off Tiger Woods' troubles and turning the focus to his golf game, Masters chairman Billy Payne offers some harsh words to Woods and the negative attention he's drawn to the sport, his fans -- and this week's tourney.

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Albany police arrest man out on bail for rape

Albany Police Department officers arrest a man out on bail for raping a witness scheduled to testify in his upcoming trial.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Two arrested after gunfire exchange in East Albany

An exchange of gunfire led to no injuries, but put two men in jail Tuesday.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS - April 8, 2010

Police respond to at least 36 incidents

City weighs expansion of Albany police gang unit

A request could be made to a long-term planning commission to pull $199,000 to fund the initiative.- J.D. Sumner

Woman wins $1M in lottery

An Albany woman purchases a $1 million winning lottery ticket at a convenience store on North Slappey Boulevard.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Decision to be made on health credit perk

Of seven municipalities surveyed, not one had a insurance credit program for elected officials.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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ADICA mulls skate park lease

Zip lines and floats may be incorporated into the skate park development plan.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Back to normal?

With so much attention being placed on Tiger Woods' comeback when the Masters begins today, the rest of the players in the field are going about business as usual with one common goal: win a green jacket.

Man out on bond arrested for rape

Albany, Ga. - A man out on bail for multiple felony charges including firearms charges and aggravated assault was arrested Tuesday in connection with raping a woman scheduled to testify against him.