News for Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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Rachel Alexandra vs. Zenyatta? It's gonna happen

A super, three-race showdown between the two best female horses out there, Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra, is being proposed by both owners.

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Parnevik fears his career is over

Longtime PGA pro Jesper Parkenvik fears a back injury may end his career.

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NASCAR pleads with sports world: Don't for get about Daytona!

With a lot going on in the sports world between the Super Bowl and the Olympics, NASCAR hopes the Daytona 500 isn't forgotten about on Sunday.

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Heartbreak for Tech vs. UM at buzzer

James Davis sinks a game winner at the buzzer for Miami against Georgia Tech on Wednesday night in another blow to the Yellow Jackets' ACC title hopes.

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Once again, Thrashers trade away a star

Last week, Atlanta traded leading scorer and team captain Ilya Kovalchuk to New Jersey, and late Tuesday, the Thrashers inexplicably got rid of another star, Kari Lehtonen, in a trade to Dallas.

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U.S. ski star Vonn out for Olympics?

Lindsey Vonn says she doesn't know if her shin is fractured because she refuses to get an x-ray, fearing if she knows it's broken, she definitely won't race in this year's olympics.

The Buzz Feb. 11

'Crowns' to encore at Albany StateALBANY -- Albany State University Theatre will hold a Black Heritage Month encore presentation of "Crowns" this weekend.

Blame our obesity problem on the convenience stores

I see where Michelle Obama has started some type of initiative to fight childhood obesity. It is no secret Americans are too fat.

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Ex-DWS star Young scores career-high 19 points as Clemson drops Florida St.

Albany's Andre Young helps the Tigers end a four-game skid against FSU on Wednesday with a career-high 19 points in the win.

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LOCAL COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Valdosta St. drops GSW baseball for first loss of season

A seven-run rally by Georgia Southwestern on Wednesday that gave the Hurricanes a 7-6 lead is negated by a Valdosta State rally in a 13-9 Blazers victory.

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Lee woman rescued from electrical fire

A satellite dish television technician rescues a handicapped woman from her burning home in Lee County.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

100 percent ID checks in effect at MCLB

Anti-terrorism exercises have been ongoing at the local Marine base since Wednesday.- Jennifer Maddox-Parks, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS -- Feb. 11, 2010

Police respond to at least 44 incidents.

County expects revenues to dip by half-million

Policies implemented last year to trim the Dougherty County budget will remain in place this year.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Short & Paulk moving into Giles building

Despite an economic slump, a Southwest Georgia building supplies business is expanding to an Albany location.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Rain/snow mix forecast for Friday morning

Meteorologists predict Albany could see snowflakes this weekend, but most will dissolve on contact with the ground.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Dougherty County athletics committee meets on possible change in coaching interview process

It appears the Dougherty County athletics committee may recommend new criteria for future coaching searches that will give in-house candidates a better chance of earning interviews.

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'I feel blessed'

For the first time since injuring himself last season and missing his second year in a row at Auburn, former Westover star Aairon Savage finally opens up about just how tough the past two years have been.

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Albany Tech students design Habitat homes

The winners of a home design competition held at Albany Technical College by Habitat for Humanity will have a chance to see their designs built in September.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

UPDATE: School officials ask for independent outside review of CRCT testing

In response to an audit presented to the state school board on Wednesday, Dougherty County Schools officials have asked for an independent organization to aid in a complete investigation, officials said.

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