News for Saturday, January 30, 2010


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Mickelson planning to sue McCarron over 'cheating' comment?

Phil Mickelson says if the PGA Tour doesn't do something about fellow pro Scott McCarron saying Lefty is "cheating" by using a club that's allowed on a rules loophole, then he will.

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Tebow struggles, Gilyard shines as North routs South, 31-13, in Senior Bowl

Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow fumbles twice, throws for just five yards and rushes for only four as the South falters vs. the North, 31-13, thanks to a huge game from ex-Cincy star Mardy Gilyard on Saturday in the Senior Bowl.

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: UGA men lose heartbreaker to S.C.; Auburn edges Alabama late; FSU tops B.C.; Tech routs Kentucky State

Devan Downey, the leading scorer in the SEC, brings South Carolina back from the dead to beat Georgia, 78-77, on Saturday night.

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Thrashers lose on road to Predators

Nashville breaks a 3-3 tie seven seconds into the third period and Atlanta can't catch up.

I like wearing pajamas the entire day

It rained most of the day one recent Saturday. The sky was gray. The wind was blowing. The moss on the trees in our front yard swayed back and forth, back and forth, with each soggy gust. The window panes were cold to the touch.

LookingBack Jan. 31

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or

Drawing on a dream

An Albany native is putting her family's stories into picture books for children.

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SATURDAY NIGHT PREP ROUNDUP: Herald No. 3 Bearcats nip Cairo; No. 1 girls win, too

Devon Baulkmon, DeVario Thomas and Justin Harris all have big games Saturday night in a 66-59 win against neighboring rival Cairo.

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AHS girls rout Fitzgerald; boys stunned

Chasity Mullins scores 18 points as the Squaws get back on track with a rout of Fitzgerald on Saturday night.

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Jack checks in at age 70

Dean of Georgia sportswriters, Furman Bisher relives some of the great moments in golf great Jack Nicklaus' career as The Golden Bear turned 70 this week.

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Ochie: I'll be back Tuesday

As it turns out, Patriots star Onochie Ochie has been waiting on an injured rotator cuff to heal after passing out and falling against Monroe and will be back on the floor Tuesday.

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Emotional Terrell drops Westover in tribute of player's fallen aunt

Motivated by the loss of Terrell County star Alre'k Brown's aunt, who died of breast cancer this week, the Greenwave don pink socks in her memory while pulling off an upset of the Patriots in their rematch Saturday.

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Thanks, Dad

There's hardly a moment that goes by in the life of Bainbridge High School girls basketball star Alexis Burke when she doesn't think about her father, Charles, the man who she credits for her love of the game and amazing prep career -- but a man who is no longer around to watch it flourish. Yet, even though Alexis lost her father in a car accident when she was only 10, she has managed to turn tragedy into triumph on the one place they always loved to share: the basketball court, all thanks to Dad.

Kitchen Inspections for Jan. 31

Scores from weekly kitchen inspections in Dougherty County

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Windom: 'Reconsider' choice

Dougherty County School Board member Michael Windom sends an e-mail to board members requesting a special-called meeting next week to discuss the superintendent process.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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New Year's resolutions impact gym memberships

On a nationwide basis, health clubs hold a 60 percent retention rate over a 12-month period.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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OTJ with Judy Randle

OTJ -- On the Job -- is a Sunday Inc. series spotlighting area business executives.
Today's OTJ features Judy Randle.
- Danny Carter, Managing Editor

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Locked-out skaters and cyclists go to courthouse

The Albany Riverskate park has closed and skateboarders and bicyclists want it open again.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Phoebe offers consultation service to new mothers

Roughly two to three consults are provided daily by Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's lactation services.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Woman seeks help in fight to survive

Facing the latest in a long list of serious medical ailments, a Bainbridge woman who once raised money for others' misfortunes is hoping for donations.K.K. Snyder

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Steinway piano worthy of restored auditorium

Musician Chuck Leavell on Friday will play an instrument in Albany with a name that is synonymous with classic piano music.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Legal gun workshop stresses safety

Crimes such as home invasions, burglaries and thefts from vehicles motivates many to attend an Albany State University legal gun workshop.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Herald Player of the Year Zenon offered by Ga. Tech, mulls decision

Herald John Reynolds Player of the Year, Tony Zenon, gets the offer from Georgia Tech he's dreamed of for years, only now Zenon must decide if it's truly the right fit.

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AUSSIE OPEN: Back-to-back championships for Serena

It took three sets, but American Serena Williams prevails, winning her second consecutive Australian Open women's singles titles by beating comeback kid and former world No. 1, Justin Henin, in just her second tournament back from retirement.