News for Tuesday, December 18, 2012


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TUESDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Crisp girls top Westwood — for 17th straight time

The Lady Wildcats of Cordele continued their dominance against the Lady Wildcats of Camilla on Tuesday behind a season-high 38 points from Herald Super 6er Madi Mitchell. (ADDS: roundup items on Seminole-Lee County; Calhoun County-Worth County; Pelham-Baker; Dougherty-Taylor County; Bainbridge-Thomasville; and Life Christian Academy-LaGrange)

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NFL NOTEBOOK: DeCoud emerging as Falcons' pickmaster

The Falcons' defense is having a great year, and to find out why, look no further than star safety Thomas DeCoud's team-leading six interceptions. (ADDS: Jets bench QB Sanchez — finally)

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Pitino, No. 5 Louisville set to face son, FIU

For the first time since Richard Pitino became the head coach at Florida International, he will face his father and legendary hoops coach Rick Pitino tonight.

Morning glory

In a rare 11:30 a.m. start Tuesday morning, Georgia takes on in-state foe Mercer and gets a much-needed win behind Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's game-high 17 points.

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Albany’s Skinner named Senior PGA POY — again

Sonny Skinner, the head pro at River Pointe Golf Club, becomes the first in history to win three straight Senior PGA Professional Player of the Year awards.

Squawk of the Day 19 Dec 2012

To view more squawks pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald.

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The writings of Charlie Tinker

Editor Note: This is the second installment of a three-part series. It is running over a five week period rather than three consecutive weeks.

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State show to take revelers through ‘world’s end’

Another Alien Astronaut, Meow Kapow and DJ Billy Ocean will perform during a ‘final-day’ blowout at Albany’s State Theatre.

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Lights show Christmas spirit

Area residents share their for the holiday season.

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Charges dropped in Merry Acres shooting

Albany Police Department officials drop charges against two men arrested in a Thanksgiving weekend shooting at Merry Acres.

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DCPD files child porn charges

A Lily Pond Road resident is in jail charged with six counts of sexual exploitation of a child, states a DCPD report.

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Socks, hats, gloves given to Albany children

More than 30 children at an Albany school are provided cold weather accessories by Albany emergency dispatchers.

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Alcohol licenses could be lost by five nightspots

Hearings will be scheduled to determine if local nightclubs’ alcohol licenses are denied or suspended.

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DCPD: Plan to cash bogus checks fails; three jailed

Dougherty County Police Department officers arrest three and search for another in a scheme to cash fake checks.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Dec. 19, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 43 incidents.

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Albany shows its generous nature


There have been reports on statistics about the Metro Albany area that have been less than flattering, but the five-county area deserves a pat on the back for one important area — giving.

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Lack of respect for life reason for murders

In a letter to the editor, Charles Westbrook lack of respect for life is reason for murders.

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Murder is murder, no matter the method

In a letter to the editor, Irving Chamberlain of Albany says that murder is murder, no matter what the method.

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Closet-cleaning for the end of the world

To all you skeptics out there who are poo-pooing the ancient Mayans and their calendar, which seems to indicate Friday will be the last day of our existence: Won’t you have egg on your face — along with bits of other matter that may have been blown to bits by some cataclysmic happening — if the wise tribe was right all along?

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Wishing happiness nothing to argue about

In a letter to the editor, Lorraine Reynolds of Albany says that wishing happiness is nothing to argue about.

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Moving ahead comes with bumps in road

In a letter to the editor, Warren D. Grant of Albany says that moving ahead comes with bumps in the road.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Flipping out

Cute puppy + feeding time = unbelievable awww.

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Young runner saves allowance, honors fallen Marine

Gabe Jones has become somewhat of a hero to his own family.

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Report: Albany Metro area leads the state in charitable giving

A recent guide to philanthropic endeavors lists Albany residents as most generous in the state and No. 8 in the nation.

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Too big to jail? Execs avoid laundering charges

When the Justice Department announced its record $1.9 billion settlement against British bank HSBC last week, prosecutors called it a powerful blow to a dysfunctional institution accused of laundering money for Iran, Libya and Mexico's murderous drug cartels.

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Near deal, Obama backs off hard lines in search of compromise

Just two weeks before the economy-threatening "fiscal cliff" is due to kick in, both President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are making significant concessions to each other, backing off what had once been ironclad positions on how to avoid the huge automatic spending cuts and tax increases.

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Titans end Jets' playoff hopes with 14-10 win

Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and the disappointing New York Jets won't make the playoffs this season after a loss to Tennessee that Jets coach Rex Ryan called "devastating."