News for Saturday, May 28, 2011


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Djokovic, Nadal, Sharapova win easily in Paris

After Caroline Wozniacki, the women's top seed at the French Open, fell on Friday, favorites Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova win easily on Saturday.

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Animal rights group buys former Vick dogfighting compound

An animal rights group bought Michael Vick's former dogfighting compound and now plans to turn it into a rehabilitation center for chained and penned dogs.

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Penske's 2-car NASCAR team is an enigma

Teammates Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski prepare for today's Coca-Cola 600 with Keselowski going off from the pole and Busch starting in 26th.

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Indy celebrates 100 years, hopes for better future

While the Indy 500 is celebrating its 100th anniversary of today's race, a new era of the IndyCar series is starting to flourish.

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Chipper Jones lifts Braves past Reds, 7-6 in 12th

Chipper Jones' single in the 12th inning gives the Atlanta Braves a thrilling 7-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night in Atlanta.

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Georgia baseball stays alive with win over Florida

Zach Cone drives in two runs and Michael Palazzone allows one unearned run in four innings of relief to help Georgia keep its season going with a 4-3 win over Florida on Saturday in the SEC tournament.

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Skinner makes 1st cut in major but is 14 shots back of leader

Albany golf pro Sonny Skinner tees off at 9:41 a.m. today in the final round of the Senior PGA Championship after making his first cut in a major championship on Saturday.

Lee officials weigh public safety funding needs

The floundering economy has made it tougher for the Lee County Commission to budget funds for necessities.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Panthers improve to 9-1 with 48-42 win at Richmond

The Richmond Raiders rally from a 20-point deficit late in the third quarter to tie the game, but Albany scores late and Richmond can't match it as the Panthers improve to 9-1 with the 48-42 win.

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Deerfield swept away

After a heart-breaking loss in Friday's Game 1 of the GISA Class AAA State Championship series, Deerfield-Windsor gets swept on Saturday by host Westfield, which wins its first state title in 23 years.

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Lee sheriff stresses safety -- for citizens, officers

The Lee County Sheriff's Department includes a staff of 95, including 45 sworn law enforcement officers.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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On the Job with Tracy Hester

Danny Carter holds a Q&A with Tracy Hester, development service manager of Albany and Dougherty County Planning and Development Services.

Kitchen inspections May 29, 2011

Recent kitchen inspections in Dougherty and Lee counties.

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Musician shares grandmother's gift

A local pianist has made a name for herself by playing the music that her grandmother wrote and collected decades before.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Chamber issues report card for legislators

Five of eight representatives receive failing marks.

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Produce market draws crowd

"Downtown Albany Market" plans call for locally-grown produce, flowers and more every Saturday through Oct. 8.