News for Saturday, July 17, 2010


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Idle thoughts can get gritty

Every blue moon an idea pops into my head that can be characterized one of two ways -- sheer genius or flat-out stupid.

Births July 18

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from July 4-12.

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Looking Back July 18

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

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TOUR DE FRANCE: Vinokourov returns to win 13th stage

Alexandre Vinokourov , once convicted of doping, returns to take stage 13 at Tour de France.

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TOUR DE FRANCE: Armstrong says probe feels like 'witch hunt'

Lance Armstrong calls the investigation into his alledged doping "a witch hunt"

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Dooley to Vols players: Shape up -- or ship out

Derek Dooley, son of legendary no-nonsense Georgia coach Vince Dooley, hasn't even coached one full season at Tennessee yet and he's already sick and tired of the embarrassing off-the-field issues that continue to plague the program.

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Family: Legendary UNC coach Smith having memory loss

Dean Smith's health appears to be failing says his family in an open letter to to the media.

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TOUR DE FRANCE: LeMond camp on Armstrong's doping: 'We hope truth comes out'

One of Lance Armstrong's biggest detractors anywhere is none other than America's other most celebrated cyclist, Greg LeMond, who reportedly has finally been subpoenaed to speak to a grand jury about what he's claimed for years: Armstrong is, and always has been, a cheat.

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BRITISH OPEN: At 12 shots back of leader, another dismal tourney by Woods' standards

Tiger Woods' comeback continues to be a disappointment as he sits way out of contention heading into the final day of the British Open.

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Newly created Georgia DBHDD moving forward

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities was created last year as part of a reorganization of the former Department of Human Resources.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS - July 18, 2010

Albany police respond to at least 55 incidents.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Exchange Club of Albany hears history of Institute

An Albany civic club hears the Albany Civil Rights Institute's executive director at its lunch meeting Friday.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Georgia Tech president impresses alumni in Albany

Georgia Tech's 11th president, G.P. "Bud" Peterson, addresses a large contingent of Albany alumni at Doublegate Country Club.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Parking Enforcement Officers keep watch

Parking regulation enforcement in downtown Albany is relentless.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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On the Job with Mark Daniel

A Q&A with Mark Daniel, owner of Mark's Melon Patch.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

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Local primary campaigns wind down

Several area candidates will move into elected office if they come out on top in Tuesday's primary vote.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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AG hopefuls Hodges, Teilhat swap barbs

Each candidate is accusing the other of putting out misleading adsas the election closes in.Terry Lewis, staff writer

Kitchen Inspections July 18, 2010

Results of kitchen inspections in Dougherty County.

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BRITISH OPEN: What a week at St. Andrews!

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith, who has spent the entire week covering the British Open in St. Andrews, Scotland, looks back on the week of golf -- and memorable images -- from the year's third major championship.

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Mayweather running scared?: Deadline passes for another Pacquiao fight

For the third time in the past two years, Floyd Mayweather has had a chance to fight Manny Pacquiao in the richest fight in boxing history, but balks again at the opportunity.

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Two-man show

Paul Casey's surge up the British Open leaderboard brings him closer to catching Louis Oosthuizen as it's now shaping up to be a mano-y-mano showdown in today's final round.