News for Sunday, August 12, 2012

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Ambrose wins at Watkins Glen again

Marcos Ambrose sails by Brad Keselowski on the final lap to win his second straight at Watkins Glen on Sunday.

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Dolphins cut Johnson after he is arrested for domestic violence

Chad Johnson gets arrested for domestic violence on Saturday and is then cut by the Dolphins on Sunday.

Varnie Lamar Massey

Varnie Lamar Massey, 63, of Meigs, died Saturday, August 11, 2012

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McIlroy sets record in PGA Championship win

Rory McIlroy fires a red-hot 6-under 66 on Sunday to win the PGA Championship by a record eight strokes to beat Jack Nicklaus' record set in 1980.

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'Big 10' for 8/3-8/10

These are the 10 most viewed stories on albanyherald.com for the week of August 3-10, 2012.

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Tim Chapman knows how to sell his point of view

At the Players Café, Tim Chapman, whose business success and Florida residency make good tax sense, was reminiscing about his time at Georgia. He was in a grateful mood, as he usually is.

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Thumbs Up - August 13, 2012

See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!

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2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS --- DAY 16: U.S. wins medal count going away, sets record for 'road' Olympics

The U.S. — winners of 104 medals overall in London, easily the most of any nation — won 45 golds at Paris in 1924 and Mexico City in 1968, marking the highest total the nation has ever taken home from a "road" Olympics.

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ABAC’s numbers increase

ABAC's enrollment shows a 30 percent jump.

Harold P. Lancaster, Jr.

Harold P. Lancester Jr., 84, died Saturday, August 11, 2012

Charles E. Finney

Charles E. Finney, Albany, died Saturday, August 11, 2012

Iris E. Hunt

Iris E. Hunt, Albany, died Saturday, August 11, 2012

Otis E. McGee

Otis E. McGee, 86 of Ocilla, died Saturday, August 11, 2012

James Lester Hilliard

James Lester Hilliard died Sunday, August 12, 2012

Jimmie C. Ware

Jimmie C. Ware, 69, of Bronwood, died Friday, August 10, 2012

Eric Manning

Eric Manning, 27, of Cordele, died Saturday, August 11, 2012

Jason Lewis

Jason Lewis, Cordele, died Sunday, August 12, 2012

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World beaters

Just like four years ago in Beijing, the U.S.A. men's basketball team beats Spain --- this time in London ---- during another close final, returning the gold medal Sunday to American soil.

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2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS --- FINAL DAY ROUNDUP: Varner gives U.S. second gold in wrestling; Ugandan runner stuns field, wins marathon

Jake Varner, who trained under the guidance of former U.S. gold medalist Cael Sanderson, wins the 96kg title Sunday on the final day of the Games, capping another amazing Olympics for America.

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Audit shows problems with some Atlanta water bills

Atlanta's water woes continue when officials find discrepancies with charges issued to residents in the area.

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Squawk of the day - August 13, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Medical staff provide excellent care for patient

In a letter to the editor, Evelyn R. Hudson of Albany says that medical staff provides excellent care for her recently.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - August 2-9, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail August 2-9, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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Paul Ryan and the triumph of theory

If Paul Ryan were a liberal, conservatives would describe him as a creature of Washington who has spent virtually all of his professional life as a congressional aide, a staffer at an ideological think tank, and, finally, as a member of Congress. In the right's shorthand: he never met a payroll.

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When 'boring' can be a good thing

With Mitt Romney's announcement that Paul Ryan will be his running mate, we finally can extricate ourselves from one of the sillier debates and put to rest the narrative of the benighted "boring white guy (BWG)."

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Throwdown will be kid-friendly

An Albany businesswoman is putting together kids' activities for a local three-day music and arts festival.

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Colonel with Albany ties joins Joint Staff

Air Force Col. Stan Cole is the nephew of Geraldine H. Barronton of Albany and Harold D. Barronton.

Mr. and Mrs. Devin J. Dumont

Jenny Satterfield and Devin Dumont were united in marriage

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Fletcher continues fight for jobs

Local business magnet B.J. Fletcher hasn't given up the fight to create local jobs.

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PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: McIlroy, Singh grab PGA lead -- for now

Rory McIlroy and Vijay Singh were tied for the lead when play was suspended Saturday during the third round of the PGA Championship, which will conclude today.

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OUTDOORS: Mitchell County bass anglers turning heads across Georgia

After being crowned Georgia state champs earlier this year, Mitchell County bass fishermen Kyle Parks and Tyler Classon are set to take aim at a national title.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Find out where the fish are biting --- or not biting -- around Southwest Georgia this week.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Hunting means much to those who do it

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay writes a heartfelt tribute to one of his favorite activities.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Bulldog fans excited about UGA’s fresh faces; Ga. Tech’s Johnson pleased by what he sees after first preseason scrimmage

There are a number of freshmen expected to make an immediate impact for the Bulldogs this season — and they can’t wait to take the field. (ADDS: item on Georgia Tech's scrimmage)

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Braves rip Santana, rock Mets' ace in worst outing of his career, 9-3

After waiting three weeks to get back on the mound, Johan Santana lasts 43 pitches and retires just four batters as the Braves hammer the Mets' ace in the worst start of his career, a 9-3 loss in which Freddie Freeman drives in five runs in the first two innings.

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RAMS NOTEBOOK: ASU, White keep eye on team’s tweets

The use — and misuse — of Twitter by college football players around the country has the Rams’ coaching staff on high alert so it doesn’t become a problem at ASU. (ADDS: note on ASU's new punter, placekickers)

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Leesburg’s Posey continues tear since All-Star break, leads first-place Giants to another victory

No one in the majors is hotter right now than Leesburg’s Buster Posey, who hit his 19th homer of the season Saturday during a 9-3 win against the Rockies.

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2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS --- DAY 15 ROUNDUP: U.S. women's 4x400 team smokes field, wins gold; Boudia's diving gold clinches medal-count win for America

The U.S. women’s 4x400 relay team raced out to a big lead in the final Saturday, never looked back and won the gold with ease to close out the track & field portion of the Olympics.

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2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS: Spain all that stands in U.S.A.’s way of another gold

For the second year in a row, the U.S. looks to finish the job today when it takes on Spain in the men’s hoops gold medal game.

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2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS: NBC boxing analysts inexplicably kicked out of ringside seats

Some are speculating that NBC boxing announcers Teddy Atlas and Bob Papa were banned from the Olympic boxing arena because of how highly critical they've been of the referees during the Summer Games, and the network has vowed to tell its side of what happened as soon as the Olympics are over.

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COLUMN: It’s time for NBC to pass the Olympic torch

Herald sports editor Danny Aller takes a look back at NBC's heavily criticized coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and hopes the network will learn from its mistakes before the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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Ford a fixture in Harlem district

An Albany tailor/clothier has been at the same downtown business for more than four decades.