News for Thursday, February 11, 2010


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Kerrigan to help brother fight homicide ruling

Nancy Kerrigan doesn't think her brother Mark killed her father, saying Thursday she would help him fight the homicide charge.

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Zenyatta vs. Rachel Alexandra: It's on!

The owners for super fillies Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta agree to an April 9 race for $5 million --- the first in a series of three.

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Daytona field set

The 500 field is set as Jimmie Johnson wins one Gatorade Duel, and Kasy Kahne wins the other to cap a wild day at Daytona on Thursday.

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: What's wrong with Lady Bulldogs?

After starting the season strong and ascending to as high as No. 5, the now-No. 19 Georgia women's basketball team has lost five of six, including to No. 17 Kentucky on Thursday night

'Work Would Be Great' delves into office politics

Lichtenberg and Stone's book, "Work Would Be Great If It Weren't for the People," is filled with descriptions of problematic behaviors and situations. It provides proven strategies to help you with dealing with some real life situations.

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SGA's Knapp signs, fulfills dream

SGA star running back signs with NAIA powerhouse Lindenwood on Thursday at the school.

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GISA REGION TOURNEY ROUNDUP: SCA girls, SGA boys dropped in Region 3-AA tourney

After splitting with Valwood earlier in the season, No. 2 Sherwood gets beaten up Thursday in the semifinals of the Region 3-AA tourney, losing, 40-28, to the No. 3 Lady Valiants.

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Monroe boys fall from No. 1 to No. 5 in latest state poll; Westover boys, girls move up (UPDATES: Includes boys, girls polls)

Following its 14-point loss to Westover a week ago, the Georgia Sportswriters Association drops Monroe a staggering four spots in its latest state basketball poll.

Police/Fire/EMS Feb. 12, 2010

Police respond to at least 13 incidents.

Albany doctor indicted

An Albany neurologist faces arrest after being accused of sexually assaulting a patient.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Schools cancel classes

The Dougherty County School System will use today's snow day as a furlough day.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Area prepares for snowfall

Meteorologists say that the Dougherty County area has not seen weather like today's in the past 11 years.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Whatley hasn't seen specific state CRCT analysis

State offcials have yet to mail classroom data to the Dougherty County School System relating to its CRCT erasure analysis.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

MCLB-Albany tests anti-terrorism response

Marine officials check hazard responses during exercises at the local Marine Corps Logistics Base.

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Planning Commission OKs Wal-Mart variance

The developer for an East Albany Wal-Mart store said a variance request by the retailer should be the last hurdle.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Developer screens subcontractors for immigration status

Zebra Construction has several construction projects underway throughout the state.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Finances impact Lee agenda

The Lee County Commission weighs a number of requests against available funds during a work session.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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SCA boys reach 3-AA title game, girls upset

The No. 1-seeded Eagles escape with a win Thursday night against Valwood to reach the Region 3-AA championship game tonight, while the No. 2-seeded Lady Eagles fall to No. 3 Valwood.

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Fresh off Super Bowl win, Saints looking to cut Miller County's Grant?

Former Miller County and Georgia star Charles Grant is reportedly going to be released before next season if he doesn't agree to take a hefty pay cut.

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Weather postpones GHSA wrestling sectionals, state swim meet; tonight's public school hoops games moved to Saturday; GISA watching, waiting

If you were planning on going to a local athletic event today, you may want to rethink those plans after the majority of today's area action has either been canceled or postponed due to the threat of weather.

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All eyes on Vancouver

The calm before the storm happens tonight as the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics kick this year's Games off in Vancouver.

Final tickets available for Tyler Perry performance

A limited number of tickets for the Feb. 23 performance of feature film and TV star Tyler Perry's "Madea's Big Happy Family," which will feature Perry in the starring role, have been released for purchase, Albany Civic Center officials say.

DA: Local doctor indicted for alleged misconduct with patient

An Albany doctor has been indicted for alleged sexual misconduct with a patient, Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards said Thursday morning.