News for Friday, August 10, 2012


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Southwest Georgia native Cheney recognized by Baseball Hall of Fame

Tom Cheney, who spent most of his adult life in Albany and Leesburg, holds the MLB record for strikeouts in a game and was posthumously recognized Friday in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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Baconton pitcher Sullivan signs with Thomas University

William Sullivan becomes the first baseball player from Baconton Charter to sign a scholarship Friday when he commits to Thomas University.

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2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS --- DAY 14 ROUNDUP: U.S. men's hoops routs Argentina, will face Spain for gold medal Sunday; U.S. women face France today for gold

Kevin Durant and the U.S.A. rain down 3s on Argentina on Friday during a 109-83 rout, advancing the American men's basketball team to the gold medal final Sunday against Spain. (ADDS: complete roundup of Friday's Olympic action)

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Romney to announce running mate Saturday in Virgina

Mitt Romney will announce his running mate Saturday morning.

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Maholm overcomes N.Y. demons, pitches gem in Braves' 4-0 shutout of Mets

Newly acquired Braves pitcher Paul Maholm has been terrible during his career at Citi Field in New York --- 0-2 with an 8.00 ERA --- but Friday he threw a three-hit shutout and led the Braves to their 13th win in their last 16 games.

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Silver lining

Albany native Angelo Taylor is passed in the final 100 meters as the U.S. men's 4x400 relay team settles for silver Friday in London, while the Bahamas wins its first gold medal in Olympic history in a men's event.

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PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Tiger, Singh, Pettersson share lead at 4-under

On a windy Day 2 of the PGA Championship, Tiger Woods shoots 1-under to surge to a tie for the lead.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: LSU boots Heisman finalist 'Honey Badger'; Ga. Tech's Uzzi named All-American; Auburn RB in hot water for possibly faking transcript

LSU's national championship hopes were hurt Friday when Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu was kicked off the team for reportedly failing another drug test.

Religion bulletin for Aug. 11, 2012

Here is a list of some of the area's religious activities.

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Business and church provide food for needy

Teleperformance, Feed The Children and First Apostolic Church partner to provide food and home essentials to the needy.

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Kids’ boutique opens

A new boutique for children offers some unique choices.

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Police/Fire/EMS - August 11, 2012

Reader’s tip results in fugitive’s arrest

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Squawk of the Day - August 11, 2012

Make your comment about today's Squawk of the Day!

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Gas costs affecting consumer behavior

A summer spike in pump prices is hitting the point where it’s going to prompt motorists to change their behavior.

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The case against re-election

There are two ways to run against Barack Obama: stewardship or ideology. You can run against his record or you can run against his ideas.

Steve F. Sikes

Steve Sikes, 67, Ty Ty, died August 9, 2012

Vivian Irene Pharr Chancy

Vivian Irene Pharr Chancy, 92, Blakely, died August 10, 2012

Virginia Cleveland

Virginia Cleveland, 76, Blakely, died August 9, 2012

Inez J. Smith

Inez J. Smith, 89, Sylvester, died August 4, 2012

Hamp Barfield

Hamp Barfield, 71, died August 9, 2012

Gala Littlefield Andrews

Gala Littlefield Andrews, Thomasville, died August 7, 2012

David K. Elliott

David K. Elliott, 54, Lake Blackshear, died August 7, 2012

Jean Pipkin Settles

Jean Pipkin Settles, 83, Albany, died August 8, 2012

Mary J. Marshall

Mary Joe Marshall, died August 8, 2012

Leola J. Mott

Leola J. Mott, 68, Newton, died August 7, 2012

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Crash landing caught on tape

Take a look at this video as tourists captured a plane crash in Idaho from inside the plane.

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Most Wanted fugitive caught

A tip from an Albany Herald reader led to the arrest this morning of one of Crime Stoppers' Most Wanted fugitives.

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Tribunal recommends 40-contract day suspension for teachers in CRCT probe

A disciplinary tribunal is deliberating recommendations of 60-day suspensions for two teachers cited in the 2009 CRCT cheating investigation.

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Atlanta growth slowing, officials say.

After years of rapid growth, fewer people are moving to Atlanta, officials say.

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Uniformed Afghan kills 3 U.S. troops in apparently premeditated assault

A gunman in an Afghan uniform shot and killed three American service members in southern Afghanistan.

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Golden Girls

Revenge was sweet Thursday when the U.S. women’s soccer team not only pays back Japan for beating them in the World Cup final last year, but wins Olympic gold for the third straight time.

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NFL PRESEASON ROUNDUP: Falcons fall in preseason opener, 31-17

Atlanta races out to a big lead on Baltimore in the preseason opener for both teams Thursday night, but the Ravens storm back to get the lopsided win. (ADDS: Preseason roundup)

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Hammer Jam to benefit Habitat

A multi-band musical shindig helps fund construction of a veteran's home.

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2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS: U.S. women beat Australia, 86-73, to advance to finals

The U.S. women's hoops team storms back against Australia and reaches the gold medal game for the fifth straight time. (ADDS: Preview for the men's basketball semifinal game between U.S. and Argentina today at 4 p.m.)

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Phillips gets boost from Olympics

Phillip Phillips’ first single is being used in the film “Trouble with the Curve” starring Clint Eastwood.

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Rams RB Hess returns after 2nd ACL injury, gives ASU depth

Kareem Hess has been plagued by a multitude of injuries while at Albany State, but the running back is finally healthy and ready to go for his junior season.

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Report: Magic's Howard dealt to Lakers

ESPN reports late Thursday night that the Dwight Howard saga is officially over as a four-team deal sends the Magic center to the Lakers.