News for Wednesday, January 27, 2010


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ASU to host workshop, benefit for HaitiALBANY -- Albany State University has two opportunities for Southwest Goergians this weekend, the first of which is a firearms workshop Saturday.

Teddy Pendergrass represented era of real music

I was saddened last week by the news that Teddy Pendergrass, the great soul singer, had died.For a long period of time, Pendergrass was the lead singer for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes.

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Short-lived: Late Tuesday, No. 1 UK falls to South Carolina

Devan Downey has the game of his life, scoring 30 points while leading South Carolina to a stunning 68-62 upset of newly crowned No. 1 Kentucky, which also lost for the first time this season.

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Tiger in a whole new world

If Tiger Woods is indeed seeking treatment for sexual addiction in Mississippi, the star golfer is in a completely different environment from what he is used to.

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Smith's departure could leave Tech in a bind

With less than a week left until National Signing Day, Georgia Tech recruiting coordinator Giff Smith leaves the Yellow Jackets to become a Buffalo Bills assistant.

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Duke men beat Florida State

Duke closes Florida State out, beating the Seminoles, 70-56, on Wednesday.

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Tyus' effort leads Gators past Bulldogs

Florida's Alex Tyus scores 23 points as the Gators win their fourth Southeastern Conference game in a row with an 87-71 victory against Georgia on Wednesday.

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Serena reaches Australian Open final

Defending Australian Open women's singles champion Serena Williams wins in consecutive sets via tiebreaker against China's Li Na to reach the final yet again.

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QU Celebrity Hunt begins

Celebrities from far and wide once again gather in Albany for the Quail Unlimited Celebrity Quail Hunt which begins festivities tonight and the hunt itself on Friday.

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Lee girls enjoy a sweet 16th

Haley Kerrey and Casey Schoenberger play a big role as Lee County High School's girls swimming team wins its 16th region championship in a row.

Show links coal power to pollution

The Mountaintop Removal Roadshow is scheduled to play tonight at the Albany Welcome Center.Pete Skiba, staff writer

Phoebe restructuring hospital staff

Nursing, radiology and pharmacy are the departments impacted by changes at the hospital.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

City regulates secondhand item sales

The ordinance, which met with stiff resistance in the business community last year, draws little attention this time.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

City regulates commercial vehicle parking

The Albany Commission also signs off on a mobile kitchen permit and funds to repair the transit building.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Albany man shot while walking to car

Albany Police Department officers need information on an early Monday moring shooting.Pete Skiba, staff writer

WG&L finances trending upward

The Albany Water, Gas & Light Commission has posted a loss the last four years, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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DCSS names 'only' finalist

Albany State's Joshua Murfree and board member Anita Williams-Brown are business associates with the nonprofit Blessed Community Development Corporation.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

City approves restaurant's mobile kitchen

The city commission unanimously approved a downtown restaurant owner's request to move a mobile kitchen near the mall Tuesday.