News for Sunday, April 1, 2012

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NCAA TOURNAMENT --- WOMEN'S FINAL FOUR ROUNDUP: Notre Dame denies UConn in OT; unbeaten Baylor busts up Stanford

UConn’s defense gives up the game-tying bucket, then the Lady Huskies fail to get off a shot in regulation that could’ve won its Final Four showdown with Notre Dame on Sunday as the Fighting Irish run away in overtime — and run right back to the NCAA National Championship game. (ADDS: recap of late Sunday's Baylor-Stanford Final Four game)

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This is it

The 2011-12 men’s college basketball season comes down to tonight when two of the top programs all season — the Kentucky Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks — will battle in the Big Easy for the biggest trophy of all: the NCAA National Championship.

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Albany group remembers Confederate ancestors

Descendants of Confederate veterans pay tribute to those who fought for the Southern cause.

Officials watching mosquito activity

Officials in the Albany area say they have already begun to receive complaints about mosquitoes this year.

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Wetherbee Planetarium one of the most advanced in the nation

A recent price restructuring has provided a dramatic increase in attendance at the Wetherbee Planetarium in Albany.

Thumbs Up! - April 2, 2012

See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!

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Martin case filled with appalling facts

There are so many appalling aspects to the Trayvon Martin case that it's hard to find a permanent home for outrage.

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The right's coup is a stealthy one

Right before our eyes, American conservatism is becoming something very different from what it once was. Yet this transformation is happening by stealth because moderates are too afraid to acknowledge what all their senses tell them.

Squawk of the Day - April 2, 2012

Squawk of the Day - April 2, 2012

Sarah Lindsay Butt & John Curtis Majeski

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Butt of Leesburg, GA proudly announce

Andre’Nita Checoby Toson & Antwan Curell West

Mr. Elijah (Johnny) Toson and Ms. Deborah Toson of Albany

Courtney Wilkin & Jefferson Howell

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Fudge Wilkin of Colquitt, GA and Mr.

Taneshia Lashae Knight & Niko McKenzie Shelton

Keva and Frederick Quimbley and Allerick and Michelle

Mr. and Mrs. William Joshua Decker

William Joshua (Josh) Decker and Jaclyn Dunn of Birmingham, AL

Sarah Elizabeth Youngblood

Steven and Paula Youngblood are pleased to announce

Mr. and Mrs. Justin Lyn Bentley

Ashley Lynn Roberts and Justin Lyn Bentley were married

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Lee County’s Posey starts at first base in 10-2 Giants’ spring loss to Reds

Lee County native and San Francisco Giants starting catcher Buster Posey sees some time at first base Saturday during the team's spring game against the Reds.

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Ex-Early star Williams stands out in UGA scrimmage; Richt addresses Bulldogs' off-the-field issues --- sort of

Damascus native Shawn Williams leads the Bulldogs’ defense with 4 1/2 tackles and an interception Saturday during UGA’s first spring scrimmage.

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Tigers’ Verlander too much for Braves in spring training loss

In his final spring training outing, Tigers ace Justin Verlander shuts down the Braves, who managed just four hits against the reigning Cy Young Award winner and MVP.

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ASU relay team shines at Alice Coachman meet

The Albany State men’s 4x100 relay team and hurdler Jordan Thompson post the team’s only national provisionally qualifying times in Saturday’s 20th annual Alice Coachman Track & Field Invitational, which got off to a slow start due to a three-hour delay.

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NCAA TOURNAMENT ­— FINAL FOUR: Jayhawks edge Buckeyes to reach title game

Down by nine at halftime, Kansas storms back in the second half against Ohio State in the Final Four late Saturday night to win, 64-62, and secure its spots in the NCAA National Championship game Monday night against Kentucky.

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NCAA TOURNAMENT ­— FINAL FOUR: Top-ranked Kentucky holds off bitter rival Louisville

Anthony Davis looks every bit the part of the national player of the year as he scores, rebounds and blocks the Wildcats past the in-state rival Cardinals, 69-61, on Saturday to secure Kentucky’s spot in Monday’s national title game.

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Party on, Panthers

Albany runs its record to 3-0 on Saturday with a 52-38 demolition of the Louisiana Swashbucklers in the Albany Civic Center, where the rout turned into a party in the second half when the Panthers started to pull away and took the celebration into the stands.

Road changes in Dougherty, Lee counties

Roadwork by the Georgia Department of Transportation is planned for this week in Dougherty and Lee counties.

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