News for Tuesday, February 9, 2010


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Trouble on homefront for U.S. ski star Vonn?

Lindsey Vonn and her father have had a strained relationship ever since the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy.

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Georgia Tech hires lead football recruiter

Andy McCollum, a Georgia native, is coming home to work as head recruiter for Georgia Tech football.

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NASCAR sponsors still out there --- but now seeking bargains

Money woes have eased in NASCAR, but that doesn't mean sponsors aren't try to cur corners to save a little this season.

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Roddick's model wife chosen for SI Swimsuit cover

Tennis star Andy Roddick's wife, Brooklyn Decker, graces the cover of the upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

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Brother of Nancy Kerrigan to be charged in dad's death

Former U.S. figure skating star Nancy Kerrigan's brother Mark may have to face homicide charges after a coroner ruled Tuesday that their father died following a violent argument with Mark.

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Jones Jr. vs. Hopkins II: 17 years in the making

Seventeen years after Roy Jones Jr. handed Bernard Hopkins one of the only losses of his career, the two will meet again in a mildly anticipated rematch of two aging fighters.

Nothing replaces the comfort of simple things

It is the absence of simple things that has made life so complicated. Those simple things cost nothing yet can make you feel like a million bucks.

Saint's Ball to offer a night to remember

The formal event will feature music provided by Debra Snipes.

YMCA to 'celebrate' Valentine's with a ball

The family-oriented event will include a variety of activities throughout the evening.

'Queen of Hearts' to reign at annual museum gala

The Albany Museum of Art's charity gala will include to kick-off of Lamar Dodd's exhibit, "A Life of Art."

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SGA star RB Knapp to sign scholarship Thursday

SGA RB Nile Knapp is signing with NAIA powehouse Lindenwood on Thursday at the school.

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Albany Tech men, women both fall to No. 1 Middle Georgia

Middle Georgia College shows the Albany Tech men's and women's team who's boss Tuesday night a pair of Titans losses on the road.

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TUESDAY NIGHT PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Westover girls win -- bring on Peach County

Friday's Region 1-AAA battle between Peach County and Westover will decide where this year's region tournament is held after the Lady Pats dispense of Cairo on Tuesday.

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DWS boys, girls advance to Region 3-AAA title games

A pair of routs in the semifinals of the GISA Region 3-AAA tournament on Tuesday punches Deerfield's boys and girls' tickets to Friday's title games.

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RiverQuarium's turtle race set to return

In this year's Flint RiverQuarium Turtle Race, citizens will have a chance to form teams of turtles to compete for various prizes.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Area GHSA AAAA football coaches weigh in on Northside drama

Class AAAA football coaches around the state are up in arms about state power Northside, Warner Robins joining their classification when the school's numbers show it should still be in Class AAAAA.

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After wins Sunday for 2-0 start, GSW baseball stays focused on Valdosta St.

Rain washes out Tuesday's local showdown between Division II foes GSW and Valdosta State, but thanks to an open date on both teams' schedules, the game will be made up this afternoon.

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No. 1 Lady Bearcats hold off No. 5 Lady Trojans; BHS boys edge Lee

Super 6er Alexis Burke scores 27 points for Herald No. 1 Bainbridge -- but so does fellow Super 6er Lindsey Crawford -- though the Lady Bearcats prevail Tuesday night in a battle between two of The Herald's Top 5 teams

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Oh, my!: New Herald No. 1 Westover boys stunned in first defense by Cairo

Westover fails to convert in the final seconds against Region 1-AAA rival Cairo on Tuesday night less than 24 hours after being named The Herald's new No. 1 team.

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Wellness program continues for firefighters

Albany firefighters are now learning how to better manage stress on the job.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Missing teenager located

A 14-year-old girl reported missing by her parents is on her way home from Texas.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Man dies in crash; drivers keep going

A Bronwood man dies after being ejected from his car during a crash.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Elements Coffee opens downtown franchise

The co-owner of a new downtown establishment says he believes in serving the community.- J.D. Sumner, staff writer

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GraceWay: Benefit show was a success

Two more women have decided to commit to a local recovery residence's services since a benefit concert last week.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Girl Scout cookie delivery set to begin

Southwest Georgians have ordered more than 200,000 boxes of cookies for an annual Girl Scouts fundraiser.Cathy Higgins, features writer

Boy Scouts kick off 100th anniversary celebration

Dakota Kirkland, a Star Boy Scout in the Chehaw Council, is heading to the organization's National Jamboree in Virginia.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Bishop: Debt must be addressed

A list of challengers for Sanford Bishop's 2nd Congressional seat is growing.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Police/Fire/EMS -- Feb. 10, 2010

ALBANY -- Albany police responded to at least 29 incidents Monday into the early hours of Tuesday, according to reports. Police responded to incidents including:

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Missing girl found

Missing since Feb. 2, Heather Spargo, 14, was located in San Antonio, Texas Monday night, police officials say.

Hit-and-Run victim dead, police searching for vehicle

Police say a person involved in a hit-and-run crash on the Liberty Expressway died overnight. Meanwhile, the search continues for a car believed to have been involved.