News for Friday, July 16, 2010


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Candidate pushes Grand Island improvements

The challenger in a Lee County Commission race takes a different tack on a county-owned recreational facility. - Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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TBS to make fans of 'Seinfeld,' Steinbrenner very happy this week

TBS will air all the spoofs it did of George Steinbrenner this week in honor of the former Yankees boss, who died earlier this week.

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Dream suffer beating at hands of Fever

The Atlanta Dream suffer their worse loss of the season Friday at the hands of the Indiana Fever.

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Jones' Olympic teammates get to keep medals

A court rules Friday that Marion Jones' teammates can keep their 2000 Olympic medals.

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TOUR DE FRANCE: Defending champ Contador just misses win at 12th stage

Spain's Joaquin Rodriguez wins the 12th stage of the Tour de France on Friday in Mende.

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WSOP MAIN EVENT: Field shrinks as players guaranteed six-figure payday

The final 78 players left in the World Series of Poker's Main Event played down to just 27 late Friday night in Las Vegas as each hopeful earned at least a six-figure sum for their efforts as the quest to make the November Nine gets tougher.

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BRITISH OPEN: Early leader McIlroy implodes on Day 2

Irishman Rory McIlroy, who fired a 63 on Day 1 of the British Open to take an early lead, wasn't feeling so lucky Friday after his 8-over on Day 2.

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BRITISH OPEN: Bohn may have missed cut, but he's still living the dream

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith takes a closer look at the week of Jason Bohn, who missed the cut but plans to be back and use his first Open as a learning experience.

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BRITISH OPEN: Unknown South African surges into lead

It's unclear what's harder: saying the last name of the British Open leader Louis Oosthuizen, or believing this unknown South African is currently first overall.

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Passing the torch

After eight successful years at the helm, Paula Bacon may be stepping down as the director for Albany Run/Walk, but thanks to her successor George Houston the local running group she helped found will continue changing lives.

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Bulldog coaches Fox, Durham to attend 'Dawgs Night Out'

UGA men's basketball coach Mark Fox says he and former coach Hugh Durham will attend the annual "Dawgs Night Out" in August in Gwinnett to meet and greet fans.

Police/Fire/EMS July 17, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS reports for July 17, 2010

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Porn actors accused of killing tattoo artist

A Lee County woman is one of two indicted by a grand jury for murder in the first-degree of a Florida man in May. - Tamara Lush, The Associated Press

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Murderer from 1996 slaying issues apology from behind bars

The parents of one of a convicted killer's victims say they doubt the sincerity of his apology.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor & Jim Hendricks, editor

Lawyers grill APD detective

An apparent computer glitch during the switch between computer systems caused a detailed final report on a shooting case to be lost, an officer testifies.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Dry hydrants did not cause warehouse loss

A wood pallet manufacturing warehouse fire destroys the building before firefighters arrive Thursday night.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Court: No second chance for Rehberg in Hodges suit

ATLANTA (AP) -- A federal appeals panel has for the second time ruled that a former prosecutor running for attorney general cannot be sued by an Albany man who said he was wrongly prosecuted for his criticism of a local hospital system.

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Porter makes late stop in Albany

A Democratic candidate for Georgia's second-highest state executive office visits with voters at the airport Friday. - Haley Frakes, Herald intern

Accomplice nabbed, new details released in murder involving Lee County woman

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) -- Jason Andrews was a bisexual Chicago DJ with a British accent, whose chiseled jaw and good looks landed him roles in countless gay porn videos. Amanda Logue was a married, bleach-blond Georgia woman who once owned a lingerie shop, dabbled in prostitution and starred in several X-rated videos herself.

DCSS expects 15 schools to meet AYP standards

Following a first-round preliminary report, Dougherty County School System officials expect that 15 of its 26 schools will meet Adequate Yearly Progress.