News for Wednesday, May 19, 2010


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All about the ladies at Indy 500 this year

A record five women could make the Indianapolis 500 this year when the Super Bowl of open-wheel racing goes off May 30.

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Hamlin's crew wins annual NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge

Denny Hamlin's great NASCAR season continues Wednesday night when his pit crew wins the annual Pit Crew Challenge.

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Atlanta Dream release WNBA All-Star Holdsclaw

Six-time WNBA All-Star Chamique Holdsclaw went from continuing her All-Star career in Atlanta to wanting out just before the season started -- and Wednesday, she got her wish.

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2012 Summer Olympics mascot: Really, London ... Really?

AP National Columnist Nancy Armour writes Wednesday that London Olympic organizers already have a huge failure on their hands after the unveiling of its strange, non-sensical -- and down right ridiculous -- 2012 Summer Olympics mascot.

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UGA men's hoops gets huge commitment from Georgia's Mr. Basketball

Georgia's Mr. Basketball, Marcus Thornton, who originally commited to Clemson before backing out following the departure of coach Oliver Purnell left, changed that commitment to Georgia on Wednesday.

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Six GSW student-athletes named to Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team

Four baseball and two softball players make the Peach Belt Conference's annual All-Academic Team, which was announced Wednesday.

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Theatre Albany to present 'Big River'

"Big River" is a musical adaptation of Mark Twain's classic, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".

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Americans show concern for aliens of all kinds

I, like many Americans, have become increasingly concerned about the issue of illegal aliens flooding this country. What is being done, what should be done, why isn't anything being done, are all valid questions and they deserve an answer.

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Albany Tech women's hoops snags recruit from Chicago

Former Joliet (Ill.) Job Corps basketball star Bianca Fennessee signs with Albany Tech on Wednesday.

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AFD takes part in search and rescue training

Firefighters from Albany and 11 other area fire departments train for recertification in search and rescue training this week.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Training continues at APD, includes gangs

Albany Police Department officers continue their training in ethics, leadership, supervision and gangs.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Lee employees to get COL raise

Despite a sour economy, Lee County employees will be getting 3 percent more in their paychecks starting Oct. 1.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Mayor: City attorney matter to be resolved soon

A complaint has been filed against city of Albany City Attorney Nathan Davis.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Boys & Girls Club to host summer camps

Families with financial issues can sit down with officials of a youth organization to work out reasonable prices.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Lee sheriff to add 11 employees

The Lee County Budget Committee is set to fine-tune a balanced document that calls for no tax increase or furloughs.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

EDC budget to get $100,000 boost

Among its other programs, the Albany-Dougherty EDC is planning to help form an alliance to protect MCLB-Albany.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

PSC candidate holds WG&L listening session

Compressed Natural Gas is currently being used as fuel for garbage trucks and MARTA buses in Metro Atlanta.- J.D. Sumner

Radio station to host CMN charity radiothon

An annual fundraiser for an organization aimed at improving children's health care raised $37,000 in 2009.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS - May 20, 2010

APD responds to at least 57 incidents