News for Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Burton: New spoiler's a 'game-changer'

The new spoiler that was debuted last weekend in Martinsville will really be put to the test this week in Texas.

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Bode Miller unsure of competitive future

Bode Miller is taking some time off since his dominating Winter Olympics and won't commit to skiing in any more competitions at the moment.

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One year after an NCAA Championship, UNC faces Dayton for NIT title tonight

North Carolina's rocky season can end on a high note tonight if the defending NCAA champion Tar Heels can beat Dayton in the NIT finals.

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Behind the scenes with Tom Izzo

Spartans coach Tom Izzo allows unprecedented access to his daily activties as he prepares his team to play in the Final Four on Saturday against Butler.

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Georgia hoop star Leslie returning for junior season

Travis Leslie announces Wednesday he won't enter the NBA Draft anf will instead return for his senior season.

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Richt not impressed by most recent practice

Georgia coach Mark Richt felt Tuesday's spring practice was fairly lackluster after a solid scrimmage last weekend.

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Triple threat

Three Georgia quarterbacks -- Zach Mettenberger, Aaron Murray and Logan Gray -- are all vying for the starting job heading into the Bulldogs' spring game April 10.

Wolfe should've 'played possum'

I recently read with interest, as opposed to my usual reading with a lack of interest, where Donald Wolfe, a 59-year-old Pennsylvania man, was charged with public drunkenness for trying to give a possum mouth to mouth resuscitation.

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Stolen refrigerators found in abandoned truck; man arrested

Albany Police Department officers arrest one man in connection with the thefts of refrigerators.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Bishop updated on senior center

A planned Senior Citizens Center will occupy nearly a full city block near an Albany hospital, officials say.- J.D. Sumner

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Juveniles set fire at park

Juveniles set a pine needle straw fire in a corner of Turtle Grove Park Wednesday, officials say.- Pete Skiba

Festival set for weekend

Berachah Fellowship Church will sponsor its third annual Spring Tribe Festival this Friday and Saturday.- Staff Reports

Rehberg seeks another hearing

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled former District Attorney Ken Hodges had immunity from the civil complaint.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Commission to receive WG&L revenues under merger bill

This is the second installlment of a planned three-part series on Senate Bill 538.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Chamber recognizes military community

Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany was commissioned as Marine Corps Depot of Supplies in 1952.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Billboards get down and dirty about meth

The Georgia Meth Project puts billboards and other media messages into view to stop the spread of meth use and addiction.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS - April 1, 2010

Police respond to at least 32 incidents

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Country star Lawrence to play State Theatre

Local promoters say top-name musical talent is starting to make its way back to Albany for shows.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Phoebe Whistleblower asking for rehearing before Appeals Court.


Charles Rehberg, half of the whistle-blowing duo behind the Phoebe Factoids, asked the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals today for a rehearing of his complaint against former D.A. Ken Hodges.

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Overnight fire damages Albany home


A fire reportedly caused by a candle resulted in $20,000 in damage to a home on the 1600 block of Sunny Lane Tuesday night, fire officials say.

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