News for Tuesday, January 19, 2010


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Officials: Earthquake claims lives of 30 Haitian national soccer members

The recent earthquake in Haiti continues to impact the sports world as news breaks Tuesday that at least 30 of the country's national soccer team's members were casualties.

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NASCAR NEWS: New gargae boss sought; drivers test new spoilers

Drivers, in general, give NASCAR's new reaer spoiler the thumb's up -- so far.

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AUSSIE OPEN 2010 -- DAY 2: Thanks to 16-hour time difference between U.S. and Australia, Nadal, Roddick win Thursday matches, confusing Americans on Wednesday

While the United States was sleeping Wednesday morning, lots of third-round matches were being completed -- almost a full day ahead on Thursday --- in Australia, including Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Kim Cjisters and Justin Henin all winning.

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No longer a rumor?: Author says Woods in Miss. sex addiction rehab clinic

ESPN reports late Tuesday night that Tiger Woods is, in fact, in a sex rehab clinic in Hattiesburg, Miss., citing a well-known author and one-time patient of the same facility who blogged he has confirmed Woods' attendance.

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Albany's Skinner continues his PGA roll

Albany golf pro Sonny Skinner has been on fire lately on the PGA Club Pro Tour, and that continued Tuesday as he and Auburn golf pro Ricky Smallridge take lead at the PGA Georgia Senior-Junior Championship, which --- curiuisoly enough --- is being held in South Florida.

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Bills hire Americus native, ex-Georgia Tech coach Gailey as new head coach

The Buffalo Bills have hired former Georgia Tech coach and Americus native Chan Gailey as its next head coach.

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No. 19 Tech drops No. 17 Clemson in ACC showdown

Derrick Favors, Glenn Rice Jr. and Gani Lawal propel Georgia Tech past Clemson on Tuesday night in Atlanta, but for the second game in a row, it's Zachery Peacock that seals the win for the Yellow Jackets.

Change of venue for Round 2 of Monroe-Westover basketball game part of thought process

The Feb. 5 game between The Herald's top two boys teams, No. 1 Monroe and No. 2 Westover, might be moved to either Albany State or Darton College to accomodate an expected large crowd.

Auditions set for ASU, Darton collaborative play

Male and female parts will be filled for a production to be presented in March.

Author Janisse Ray to speak at Moultrie library

MOULTRIE -- South Georgia author Janisse Ray will return to the region next week for a lecture and book signing at Moultrie-Colquitt County Library Auditorium.

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Herald No. 1 Monroe boys fly by Worth; No. 5 Lady Tornadoes also roll

The Rams and Lady Rams continue to struggle, while the opposite can be said for Monroe, which picks up an easy pair of region wins Tuesday.

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TUESDAY PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Sherwood, SGA boys go into OT as Eagles pull out win to move into first place in region

Sherwood's boys seize control of the first place in Region 3-AA after an overtime win against SGA on Tuesday in Damascus.

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DWS girls, boys slam Southland, seize control of Region 3-AAA

Deerfield-Windsor's girls go on a game-ending, 12-0 run to rival beat Southland, 35-18, on Tuesday night.

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Round 2 of Monroe-Westover to be moved?

On Tuesday, the Dougherty County Schools athletic committee explores moving the next Monroe-Westover game to either Darton or Albany State instead of Monroe in order to accommodate a larger crowd -- a move the Tornadoes oppose.

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Herald No. 2 Patriots rally, beat Cairo as Wheeler drops 32

With star Onochie Ochie still sidelined, Westover's Chris Wheeler steps up a big way Tuesday night by scoring 32 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in a 60-58 win vs. Cairo.

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Mitchell boys beat Brooks in thriller

Kentavius Silas hits two free throws at the game to help seal the Eagles' big win Tuesday against Brooks, setting up a huge game Friday night against Albany High.

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Streak ends

The Mitchell County girls started a nine-game win streak three weeks ago that began after a loss to Brooks County -- and that's exactly where it ended Tuesday night in a 55-51 loss to the Lady Trojans.

APD seeks hit-and-run vehicles

The Albany Police Department expands its search for vehicles involved in a fatal hit-and-run Saturday.Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Liberty House business office devastated by fire

The Liberty House business office is shut down after a fire destroys the organization's computers, phones and office space.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Schools face more furloughs

Based on current figures, Gov. Perdue says he believes Fiscal Year 2010 will be the last year furloughs will be needed.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Vacant burned building an investigation example

The Albany Fire Department set fire to an abandoned building as an example for a class in fire investigations.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

City set to ban commercial vehicles from neighborhoods

Exceptions to a proposed Albany vehicle usage ordinance change include school buses and commercially-used SUVs.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Veteran recalls more than 20 years of service

Andy Pejko earned 19 awards during a military career that spanned three conflicts.- Jennifer Maddox-Parks, staff writer

School board continues superintendent search

The Dougherty County Board of Education meets again as part of its search for a new superintendent.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

New event added to Mardi Gras celebration

An exhibit from a local photo club will lead into the city of Albany's Feb. 6 Mardi Gras celebration.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Proposal could ban commercial vehicles from Albany neighborhoods

Commercial vehicles would no longer be allowed to be parked in residential neighborhoods under a proposal tentatively approved this morning by the Albany City Commission.
Exceptions would include school buses parked off the roadway and commercial vehicles parked less than eight hours a day inside a fully enclosed structure.
10:10 a.m. Update
-- J.D. Sumner, government reporter