News for Sunday, November 21, 2010


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Family's 'leap of faith' rewarded

An Albany couple and their two young daughters return home after a life-changing yearlong mission trip.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Englewood launches 'We Honor Veterans' campaign

Of the 2.4 million deaths in the United States each year, 680,000 are war veterans.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Officials asking for input

A hearing has been set for input on the Short Term Work Program Dec. 7 at 4 p.m.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Thrashers beat lowly Islanders in OT as N.Y.'s winless streak stretches to 13 games

Dustin Byfuglien shows Thrashers fans why he was such a crucial offseason pickup Sunday when he scores the game-winner in overtime to beat the Islanders, 2-1.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: UConn routs Georgia Tech women in Atlanta, wins 81st in a row; UGA women roll Indiana; FSU slips by Vandy in Top 25 showdown

Maya Moore scores 30 points in her return to her hometown of Atlanta as the No. 1 UConn women rout Georgia Tech on Sunday to tie an NCAA record with their 81st straight victory.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Georgia Southern earns FCS playoff spot; not many changes in AP Top 25, BCS polls

Georgia Southern looked like it would miss the FCS playoffs when it was 4-4, but after a three-game win streak to close out its schedule, the Eagles get an at-large bid Sunday and will host a first-round game Saturday against South Carolina State.

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Drive for five: J.J. wins record fifth straight NASCAR title; Hamlin, Harvick fall short

As much as NASCAR fans may have wanted a new champ, they didn't get one Sunday as Jimmie Johnson overtakes Denny Hamlin in the points standings during the final race of the season at Homestead to win his record fifth straight Sprint Cup title.

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Georgia Tech can block UGA's path to bowl

Georgia Tech became bowl-eligible this weekend with its win against Duke, and now the Yellow Jackets can prevent their bitter rival Georgia from reaching the same point with a victory Saturday in Athens.