News for Monday, April 11, 2011

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Obama's debt cutting plan: Everything on the table

Obama aims to offer contrasting vision from GOP in debt reduction plan

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Senate moves immigration bill forward

Georgia's Senate on Monday approved a crackdown on illegal immigration amid threats of economic boycotts and petitions from thousands of critics who oppose the legislation.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Westwood sweeps GISA Region 3-A tennis titles; DWS tennis sails into semifinals in GISA Region 3-AAA

Westwood's boys and girls teams win GISA Region 3-A tennis titles, and DWS' tennis teams make it to today's GISA Region 3-AAA semifinal round.

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Ex-Lee, GSW star Gaham honored

Georii Southwestern's Nate Gaham, a Lee County product who was the 2009 Herald Golfer of the year, is named to the Peach Belt Conference All-Conference team.

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UGA's Phillips, Tech's Montgomery embark on pro careers

UGA's Porsha Phillips is drafted by San Antonio in the third round, and Georgia Tech's Alex Montgomery is taken by New York with the 10th pick in the first round of the WNBA Draft.

APD responds to business break-ins

Reports how that there were at least four Albany businesses broken into between late Saturday and early Monday.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Lee board looks to cut $2 million

Lee officials say the county's working Fiscal Year 2011-12 budget is slightly more than $2 million out of balance.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Youth regroup 35 years later

EDITOR'S NOTE: In the 1970s, a Dougherty County church began a youth group whose members, three and a half decades later, got together to reminisce about old times. The writer, Carol Marsh, was the director of that group.

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Registration now open for Albany STAR talent search

All of the information for participants, including song lists, videos and rules are posted on the Albany Star Facebook page.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Commodities distribution available in Lee

Lee County officials are preparing for the community's annual participation in the Great American Cleanup.

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Moore goes No. 1 in WNBA Draft

In a surprise to no one, the Minnesota Lynx take UConn star Maya Moore No. 1 overall on Monday in the WNBA Draft.

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Host of local stars hope to shine at Hooters Tour event

Five former Darton players, some originally hailing from Albany, take aim at a Hooters Tour title this week at Michelob Ultra Classic.

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Enshrined

Former local star athletes Missie Milton Brock, Ulysses Wilson, Gary D. Lee, Mark Williams and Judd Biasiotto become the newest members of the Albany Sports Hall of Fame on Monday night.

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State tax overhaul dead for session

A tax plan expected to earn quick approval is instead delayed in the House days before the end of the legislative session.- Shannon McCaffrey, The Associated Press

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Immigration bill opposition delivers petition

Activists asks Gov. Nathan Deal to veto legislation to crack down on illegals in Georgia.

Club guards shot in Columbus

The accused shooter was issued $160,000 bonds in the case, officials say.

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