News for Saturday, June 2, 2012

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OKC beats San Antonio to even Western finals at 2-2

Serge Ibaka scores 26 points and is a perfect 11-for-11 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free throw line to help the Thunder beat San Antonio on Saturday,

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What happened to the carefree days?

Herald writer Barry Levine reflects on the differences between kids today and the ones he grew up with.

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No. 1 Florida hands Ga. Tech first loss in NCAA regionals; FSU cruises past Samford

Georgia Tech coach Danny Hall is ejected in the fifth inning and the Yellow Jackets lose to Florida, 2-0, while Florida State advances to its regional title game with an 8-1 win against Samford.

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Fig Newton’s still rockin’

The memory took me by surprise. Was it the smell, sweet and fruity ... or maybe the bright yellow of the package on the seat next to me?

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Autopsies can reveal important information

It may be fairly surmised that the cause of death is accurately known in most cases, and only rarely a medical mystery.

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Fun & sun hit the stage

Theatre Albany wraps up its season with a comedy that focuses on former college teammates getting together at the beach.

Births June 3 2012

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from May 20-25.

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Runners ready to ‘Loop the Lake’ in Cordele

Races in Cordele will help raise funds for a substance abuse facility and a domestic violence intervention program.

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Albany native declared a hero in McDonough

A 1983 Westover High School grad is recognized for helping a Henry County policeman detain two suspects.

Numbers bleaker for U.S. economy

Just when you thought things were starting to pick up ...

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When did free speech become illegal?

Back in 2001, Britain’s political parties signed a fantastic pledge. They agreed to say nothing to “stir up racial or religious hatred, or lead to prejudice on grounds of race, nationality or religion.”

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Dougherty’s Byrd signs with Lurleen B. Wallace

Shawntal Byrd, who was a scrappy, defensive-minded player for the Dougherty basketball team, signed a letter-of-intent to accept a basketball scholarship to Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Andalusia, Ala.

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Memo for those who would cast stones ...

When I was in high school, I remember one night a group of four or five guys on the football team bragging about water-balloon-bombing the car of this kid they indelicately called “the fag.”

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: As close as I could come

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay recounts a fishing experience with a preacher.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

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

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Flathead catfish are big, bad, ugly and fun

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay writes about the unglamourous and large flathead catfish, which are arguably the best tasting of all our catfish species.

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Sharapova continues to roll through French Open opponents

Maria Sharapova hasn’t been tested in her first three rounds at the French Open, while Mikhail Youzhny makes a bit of a scene in his loss Saturday to David Ferrer.

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Levin leads Memorial, but Tiger is still lurking

Spencer Levin has a 1-shot lead over Rory Sabbatini heading into today’s final round at the Memorial.

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Strasburg outduels Beachy in Braves’ loss to Nats

Brandon Beachy and the Braves run into one of Stephen Strasburg’s best major league outings and lose to the first-place Nationals, 2-0.

APD: Wanted for gun assault at restaurant

The Albany Police Department issues a wanted statement for Frederick D. Williams Saturday.

Surviving cancer with a little help from friends

Cancer survivors celebrate meaningful, fulfilling and inspiring lives Saturday at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Kitchen Inspections for June 3, 2012

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

Pickup lodges between concrete walls

Mary Johnson Kelly was given a failure to maintain lane ticket after driving her pickup onto a sidewalk. The pickup then wedged itself between two concrete walls under a railroad track bridge on the 300 block of East Broad Avenue at about 5:50 p.m. Friday a police report stated.

Kids can read to dogs at Lee Library

“Wag a Tale at the Library ... Read to the Library Dogs” will take place June 12 and 21, at 1:45 p.m. both dates, at the Leesburg Library.

Car show to benefit Miracle Network

The Walmart located on Ledo Road will host a charity car and bike show Saturday to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network, officials with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital say.

Club schedules candidates’ forum

The Country Club Estates Homeowners Civic Club is hosting area political candidates forum scheduled at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Sale City yard sales scheduled

A community yard sale in Sale City is planned the second Saturday of each month beginning June 9.

Camilla native plans book signings

Author Shauna Malcon Pilgreen, a native of Camilla, will be in Albany on June 10 to sign copies of her new novel “The Same Page: Living Happily Ever After,” which she co-wrote with Courtney Bullard.

Radio club to host radio class

The Albany Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring an entry level (technician) class license in amateur radio on June 9 in the large classroom at Phoebe North.

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Entering-auto suspect still wanted

The Albany Police Department Investigations Bureau: Theft Unit is still soliciting the public’s assistance in identifying a person wanted in connection with an entering-auto incident that took place earlier this week in East Albany.

'Darton State College' now official

Officials at an Albany college say the institution's state-approved name change will be gradually phased in over time.

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West Point grads set for pilot training

Students from Southwest Georgia are headed to the same duty station after receiving their degrees.

Police/Fire/EMS - June 3, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 40 incidents.

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Santana throws first no-hitter in Mets history

It took 50 years and more than 8,000 games but the Mets got the first no-hitter in franchise history Friday night when Johan Santana throws a controversial no-no against the Cardinals.

Violet Thompson

Violet L. Thompson, age 74, passed away in Leesburg, GA on May 16, 2012

Janie Barnes

Melba Jane "Janie" Smith Barnes, 72, died on May 31, 2012

Wilma Shook

Wilma "Kay" Peak Shook age 62 went to be with the Lord on May 27th

Mary Corbett

Mary Blanche Eubanks Corbett, 88, of Albany, GA, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tillie Hunt

Tillie Marvette Hunt, 88, of Albany, GA, died May, 31 2012

Kimberly Layfield

Kimberly (Kim) Layfield, 38, of Seattle, WA, formerly of Albany, GA, died May 30, 2012

Steven Sutton

LCpl Steven Sutton, U.S.M.C., 24 of Jacksonville, NC, formerly of Leesburg, died Saturday May 26, 2012

Selethia Green

Mrs. Selethia Green of Albany died on June 2, 2012

Ida Cobb

Mrs. Ida Bell Cobb of Albany died on June 2, 2012

Betty Morgan

Betty Jean Morgan, 70, of College Park died on May 30, 2012

Rosetta Corbitt

Mrs. Rosetta B. Lowe Corbitt, 87, of Albany died on June 2, 2012

Carrie Peavy

Mrs. Carrie Bell Davis Peavy, 89, of Albany died on June 1, 2012

Catherine Poole

Mrs. Catherine Sims Poole of Sumter County died on May 30, 2012

Esther McClelland

Esther H. McClelland, 90, of Ocilla, died Friday, June 1, 2012

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Celtics beat Heat in Game 3 of ECF

The Celtics win Game 3 against the Heat and will look to even the series at 2-2 with a win in Boston on Sunday.

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COLLEGE BASEBALL: Georgia Tech, Florida State win NCAA regional openers

The Yellow Jackets stay hot with an 8-4 win against the College of Charleston, while Florida State barely beats fourth-seed UAB.

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Home security

The Panthers, who are one win away from clinching home-field advantage in their first playoff game, play last-place Knoxville tonight in their final home game of the regular season.

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