News for Tuesday, July 27, 2010


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CONQUERING THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI: Day 3 -- Rocks, locks and motels

Albany outdoorsman Dave Krantz recently returned from a 19-day trek down the Mississippi River from Minnesota back to Southwest Georgia, writing a journal about his experience every day during his journey. The following is Krantz's Day 3 journal entry about a few interesting things and people he encounters during his trip further down the river. (EDITS: Includes Day 3 photo journal.)

Arrests made in shooting

Two men and a woman face charges stemming from the shooting of an Albany businessman July 3.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Darton student reported missing

A Darton College student is missing. College police would like help finding him.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Postell wants leak investigated

Some on the commission are concerned how some information from an executive session ended up in a local newspaper.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Woman found at Tift Avenue died from natural causes

An autopsy shows the woman found dead at 429 Tift Ave. Saturday died from natural causes.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Chased suspects lead police to pot grow house

Police find marijuana plants worth $1,000s growing in West Lincoln Avenue house.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Defense, prosecution rest in trial

Conflicts will delay closing statements until Tuesday.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

One child stabbed, another faces charges

A stabbing victim is released from a hospital and another faces aggravated assault charges.Pete Skiba, staff writer

Lee road resurfacing list OK'd

The Lee County Commission gives final approval for a beer and wine license for the new Publix supermarket.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Aluminum phosphide sickens four in Albany

The EPA categorizes aluminum phosphide as a Toxicity Category I chemical, the highest (most toxic) of four categories.Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Yao says he may quit if foot doesn't fully heal

Houston Rockets center Yao Ming says he may retire after next season if his foot doesn't heal.

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Parker reconnecting with Tiger teammates

Clemson QB Kyle Parker is reconnecting with teammates after choosing to play football.

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Lyttle lifts Dream past Shock

Sancho Lyttle has 20 points to lead the Atlanta Dream past the Tulsa Shock Tuesday.

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Feds seek records from '04 Armstrong doping case

Federal investigators want to take a look at documents from Lance Armstrong's 2004 doping case.

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Adios: Maradona out as Argentina's soccer coach

Diego Maradona is out as Argentina's soccer coach after the Argentine Football Association says it won't renew his contract.

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Nats shut out Braves in D.C.

Without rookie phenom Stephen Strasburg, who was scratched before the game, four Washington Nationals pitchers combine for a five-hitter in a victory against the Atlanta Braves.

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Brewers, FSU, to host youth camp

Milwaukee Brewers scouts host a baseball camp this weekend at the Leesburg Park Street Complex.

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Johnson tries to heat up the track in Calif.

Monroe's Ashley Johnson and the rest of the Albany Ruff Riders Track Club compete in the National Junior Olympics in Northern California.

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'Dadgum': Fisher era begins

Jimbo Fisher is eager for the season to start after spending two years as Florida State's anticipated new head coach under Bobby Bowden.