News for Sunday, May 22, 2011


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Albany Cinnabon owner named franchise partner of the year

Frank Ross Jr. was tapped with the honor today.

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Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

A massive tornado that tore through the southwest Missouri city of Joplin killed at least 89 people.

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Day 1 at French Open: New balls; 3 seeds lose

Former Top-10 player Marin Cilic is ousted from the French Open in the first round by Spain's Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo, making the 19th-seeded Cilic the first top player eliminated.

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Bulls sputter on offense, lose to Heat 96-85

Chris Bosh scores 34 points, LeBron James adds 22 and the Miami Heat take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals by beating the Chicago Bulls 96-85 on Sunday night.

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Hopkins becomes oldest champion at 46

At 46 years old, Bernard Hopkins becomes the oldest boxer to win a world championship fight late Saturday, breaking the record set by George Forman in 1994.

Weber to touch on Freedom Singers' role in 1960s civil rights movement

An Albany State University professor of music will speak at the Albany Civil Rights Institute this week.Terry Lewis, staff writer

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Albany High School students graduate from ninth grade

In an effort to instill the importance of education, the Ninth Grade Academy at Albany High School hosts a graduation celebration for students.Casey Dixon, deputy news editor

'May is for Miracles' ongoing

Rite Aid and Elements Coffee are among local businesses that have committed to helping raise funds for Children's Miracle Network.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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All-Star win drives up Carl Edwards' value

Carl Edwards, who is in his contract year, raises his stock with his victory late Saturday in the Sprint All-Star Race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Toms rallies at Colonial for 13th career win

David Toms makes a big comeback at Colonial, winning on the PGA Tour for the first time since 2006 with a closing 3-under 67 Sunday to win by one stroke over Charlie Wi.

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Chatwood outpitches Lowe in Angels' 4-1 win

The Atlanta Braves fall to 1-4 on their current road trip with a 4-1 loss to the Angels on Sunday thanks to Torii Hunter's go-ahead home run off of Derek Lowe.