News for Wednesday, July 28, 2010


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FSU's Ponder leads Preseason All-ACC Teams

Christian Ponder, picked as the ACC's Preseason Player of the Year, tops the list of the All-ACC First Team selections released Wednesday. (ADDS: includes complete All-ACC First Team offense and defense lists)

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Pitino testifies at extortion trial, offers steamy details of affair

Karen Sypher went from being an admirer of Rick Pitino in an Italian restuarant one evening in 2003, to having sex, which she initiated, with the coach just houirs later. Pitino told a jury on Wednesday during testamony he gave at Sypher's extortion trial.

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Boise State president slams rival Idaho's fans

Boise State President Bob Kustra rips Idaho's fans, calling them a Vandal culture, which is "nasty" and "inebriated."

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NASCAR owner Roush in stable condition after plane crash

NASCAR owner Jack Roush was listed in stable condition on Wednesday, following a pane crash in Wisconsin.

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Creamer looking for second win at Women's British Open

Paula Creamer opens the Womens' British Open today with hopes of winning the title for the second time in a row.

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Man grows marajuana plants at home, turns himself in

Police arrest a man Wednesday for growing about 70 marijuana plants in an Albany house.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS - July 29, 2010

Albany police respond to at least 47 incidents.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Chehaw welcomes a new addition

A new baby colobus monkey is added to the family.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

EDC finishes FY 2010 in black

LOGCOM set to host business exhibition next month.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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APD: Third suspect jailed in shooting

One by one police arrest suspects in the July 3 shooting and robbery of an Albany businessman.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

City considers charter change for assistant city attorneys

City leaders have to read the proposed change at two consecutive meetings before voting on the measure.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Student internships offer historic perspective

Two Albany Civil Rights Institute interns are receiving as much as they're giving through their work at the museum.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Medallions bring party music to Sasser market

An enduring musical group that is closing in on 50 years of entertainment will perform at an area venue this weekend.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Lee County: Dead woman found

According to police reports a deceased white woman was found in Lee County today.