News for Friday, January 27, 2012


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Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 28, 2012

Police respond to at least seven incidents

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Gang trial continues into next week

The trial of three alleged Crips gang members is expected to go to a jury of eight men and six women for deliberation next week. Two jurors are alternates.

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Mardi Gras on the move

Roughly 2,000-3,000 volunteers are needed to help with the Albany Marathon and half-marathon scheduled for March 3.

Albany Crime Stoppers Most Wanted

All fugitives on the Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted List should be considered armed and dangerous. Crime Stoppers has four fugitives on its Most Wanted list this week.

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Obama’s State of the Union was a flop

Once upon a time, small ball was not Barack Obama’s game. Tuesday, it was the essence of his State of the Union address. The visionary of 2008 — purveyor of hope and change, healer of the earth, tamer of the rising seas — offered an hour of little things: tax-code tweaks to encourage this or that kind of behavior (manufacturing being the flavor of the day), little watchdog agencies to round up Wall Street miscreants and Chinese DVD pirates, even a presidential demand “that all students stay in high school until they graduate or turn 18.” Under penalty of what? Jail? The self-proclaimed transformer of America is now playing truant officer?

Stolen valor heads to Supreme court

Is lying about winning medals for military valor a crime?

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Former Palmyra CEO dies in crash

A small plane crash in Ocala, Fla., claims the life of a former CEO of the then-Palmyra Medical Center.

Thumbs Up! - Jan. 30, 2012

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Obama should have tried harder to find middle ground

One of Barack Obama's great attractions as a presidential candidate was his sensitivity to the feelings and intellectual concerns of religious believers. That is why it is so remarkable that he utterly botched the admittedly difficult question of how contraceptive services should be treated under the new health care law.

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Football player unjustly condemned

A Friday New York Times story that essentially indicted and convicted a 22-year-old star football player on an alleged sexual assault charge by an anonymous accuser should have begun as follows: "We know absolutely nothing about this rumor except what six people told us anonymously about this guy who they say sexually assaulted this girl. We don't know who she is or what she said, or really anything, but here's HIS name and what 'they' say about him."

Squawk of the Day - Jan. 30, 2012

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Squawk of the Day - Jan. 29, 2012

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Squawk of the Day - Jan. 28, 2012

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Mary Upshaw

Mary Upshaw, 79, Tifton, died January 23, 2012

Lloyd Adams Sr.

Lloyd Adams Sr., 52, Donalsonville, died January 25, 2012

William E. Dykes Sr.

William E. "Bill" Dykes, Sr., 90, Marietta, died January 26, 2012

Annie D. Barnes

Annie D. Barnes, 97, Camilla, died January 27, 2012

David Wyatt Thomas

David Wyatt Thomas, 46, Albany, died January 25, 2012

Marie Demeester Burnham

Marie Demeester Burnham, 78, Leesburg, died January 24, 2012

Milton F. Daniels

Milton F. Daniels, 89, Bainbridge, died January 26, 2012

Lillie Juanita Harris Herring Sellers

Lillie Juanita Harris Herring Sellers, 86,Donalsonville, died January 26, 2012

Joshway Baylom

Joshway Baylom, 63, Pelham, died Janaury 27, 2012

Ruth J. McClendon

Ruth Josephine Ford McClendon, 87, died January 24, 2012

Andrew Paul, Jr.

Andrew Paul, Jr., 52, Albany, died January 27, 2012

Anthony Gray

Anthony Gray, 56, Bronwood, died January 22, 2012

Stephanie Kos Dubravcic

Stephanie Kos Dubravcic, died January 25, 2012

Lessie P. Miller

Lessie P. Miller, 88, died January 17, 2012

James Melvin Moore

James Melvin Moore, 64, Albany, died January 27, 2012

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Eleven students suspended after brawl erupts at Monroe

Five teens go to jail and six more are sent to YDC.

Eleven male students were suspended after a brawl erupted on the Monroe High School campus Monday afternoon. The students ranged in age from 15 to 17.

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In the hunt; Tiger Woods shoots a 70 in season opener Abu Dhabi

In his 2012 season opener, Tiger Woods shoots a 70 and is just three back of leader and playing partner Rory Mcllroy.

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Gronkowski still not practicing for Patriots

It's a bad sign for New England fans that tight end Rob Gronkowski is still not practicing with the team as the Super Bowl approaches.

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Westover, Lee County win region swim titles

Westover’s boys and girls teams sweep the Region 1-AAA swimming meet while Lee County’s girls swimmers dominate the Region 1-AAAA meet, and Deerfield beats a field of 14 teams to win its final home swimming meet of the season.

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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Thomas’ 33 propels Lady Rams to big win vs. Miles; ASU men, Andrew women fall

Bainbridge native April Thomas scores a career-high 33 points in Thursday’s huge conference win for Albany State against Miles.

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Nadal has Fed's number -- again

Rafael Nadal is now 18-9 all-time against his biggest rival, Roger Federer, -- and an unbelievable 8--2 in Grand Slam events after beating him late Wednesday to advance to the semifinals of the Australian Open.

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Darton baseball program begins new era today

The Cavs’ combined record of 30-65 over the past two seasons, but first-year coach Scot Hemmings — who takes over the program from the man who built it from the ground up, recently retired Glenn Eames — is ready to give his best shot at turning things around.

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Lady Dy

Westover’s DyTiesha Dunson has been both a whirlwind and a joy to watch over the past four years, and as Westover takes it’s 20-0 record into the stretch run of the season, Dunson seems to be playing better than ever.