News for Saturday, July 21, 2012


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SUMMER OLYMPIC COUNTDOWN -- 5 Days: U.S. women gymnasts see gold within reach

The United States women’s gymnastics team won silver medals in 2004 and 2008, but stars like Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber have the Americans thinking gold in 2012.

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Scott surges to lead at British Open with Woods five back

Second-round British Open leader Brandt Snedeker fades to a tie for second, while Adam Scott fires a 68 to take a four-shot lead heading into today’s final round.

City to contract for Broadway renovation

The city will likely begin work soon on a project to revitalize an East Albany neighborhood that was first considered in 2004.

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'Measuring' up to high standards

Albany's Matt Hardwick reclaimed his writing/performing dream after a chance call and has made it a reality.

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Don’t let excuses keep you inactive

Finding the time and interest to build physical activity into your daily life can sometimes be difficult. We can all come up with excuses to avoid exercise, and I’ve heard many over the years. Here are six common excuses individuals use to explain why they are not active:

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Grouchy? Just sleep it off

If it can get Snoopy, is there really any hope for the rest of us?

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Patrick hopes for another good run at Chicagoland

The Chicagoland Speedway is only 100 miles from Danica Patrick’s hometown, and she hopes to give her family and friends something to cheer about in today’s Nationwide race.

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Wiggins all but clinches Tour de France title with Stage 19 victory

Bradley Wiggins dominates Saturday’s final time trial of the Tour de France and will likely be crowned champion after today’s ceremonial finish.

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Kobe sparkles when U.S. hoops team travels outside of America

Kobe Bryant is more popular than the rest of the American stars when he and his team travel outside of the United States — a fact that was evident Saturday in Spain.

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Quiet morning in Lytham offers fans a chance to reflect

Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about the scenic town of Lytham, which is hosting the British Open.

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Postell draws race into Aviation board talk

The Albany City Commission has tenatively voted to fill two vacancies on the local aviation board.

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Early County man uses the sun to water crops

For a total cost of about $250, an Early County man irrigates his garden by solar power.

ASU to host youth empowerment summit

Several hundred young people are expected to attend the Parents for Change "4GIVEN" Youth Empowerment Summit.

Kitchen inspections for July 22, 2012

Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections in Dougherty, Lee and Worth counties.

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On the Job with Carol Rathel

Staff writer Jim West holds a Q&A with Carol Rathel, owner and manager of Stonehaven Stables in Leesburg.

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Saturday turns out the vote

The first Saturday vote in Albany draws many to downtown as they make their selections in the primary.

Police/Fire/EMS report for July 22, 2012

APD responds to at least 52 incidents.

Brandon M. Johnson

Brandon M. Johnson, 21, Albany, died July 21, 2012

Roberta Huff

Roberta Huff, 84, Cuthbert, died July 15, 2012

Annie Ruth Williams

Annie Ruth Williams, 94, Camilla, died July 18, 2012

Annie Ruth Boston

Annie Ruth Boston, Vienna, died July 20, 2012

Tony Pate

Tony Pate, 48, Sylvester, died July 20, 2012

Maurice Charles Healy

Maurice Charles Healy, 79, Albany, died July 20, 2012

Rosie Lee Nealy

Rosie Lee Nealy, 93, Ashburn, died July 20, 2012

Verna Boynton

Verna Boynton, formerly of Americus, died July 20, 2012

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Down 9-0, Braves rally to beat Nats in 11 innings

The Braves gain a game on every team in the NL East — including the Nationals, who Atlanta beat in 11 innings Friday evening after falling behind 9-0.

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Price: Funding freeze proof change is needed

A Dougherty BOE at-large candidate calls witheld Title I funds “an outrage and an embarrasment.”

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Exchange members hear pitch for T-SPLOST

The president of the Lee County Chamber of Commerce says vote yes for T-SPLOST.

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Bicycle group arrives in New York City

“She’s My Sister,” a group of bicyclists riding to help women of the Congo, pedals into New York City.