News for Friday, March 30, 2012

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Squawk of the Day, March 31, 2012

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Ex-South Georgia Tech star Crowder leads East to victory in Reese’s College All-Star basketball game

Former South Georgia Tech star and reigning Big East Player of the Year Jae Crowder scores a game-high 25 points in Friday’s All-Star game, which was part of the festivities in New Orleans surrounding the Final Four.

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Braves split with Astros, sign Livan Hernandez

Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens has one of his better outings of the spring in one of Atlanta's split squad games against the Astros, while veteran Livan Hernandez is added to the team's staff.

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Record Mega Millions numbers: 2-4-23-38-46, MB 23

Across the country, Americans plunked down an estimated $1.5 billion on the longest of long shots: an infinitesimally small chance to win what could end up being the single biggest lottery payout the world has ever seen.

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Johnson scores 28 to lead Hawks past Lin-less Knicks

The Knicks lose for just the second time under interim coach Mike Woodson, who coached the Hawks from 2004-10 and returned to Philips Arena for the first time since replacing Mike D’Antoni on the Knicks’ bench.

Fatal shooting now under investigation

Anthony Keith, 27, suffered multiple gunshot wounds at about 11 p.m. Thursday.

Senate passes new grading system

The intent of a recently passed Senate bill is to give parents and the public a better idea of how well their schools are performing.

APD issues wanted bulletins

The Albany Police Department asks for community help in finding a man in connection with a shooting.

Lottery fever burns across United States

Somebody’s got to win this thing. In fact, by the time you read this, someone — or several someones — may have. The Mega Millions lottery game certainly grabbed some attention this week as the jackpot, if paid out over 26 years, soared to $640 million on Friday, hours before the 11 p.m. drawing.

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ATC’s Heglar earns award

A prestigious organization names an Albany Tech administrator an “International Exemplary Leader.”

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Aspire helps kids

The Aspire Child & Adolescent Program and its new Mental Health Clubhouse is poised to help area teens and children.

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Religion Bulletin for March 31, 2012

Former President Carter will teach Sunday school on Sunday.

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Bad news, Bulldogs

Georgia’s offseason woes continue Thursday when former Seminole County star and First-Team AP All-American starting safety Bacarri Rambo fails a drug test and will be suspended for the first four games of the 2012 season, according to Rambo’s high school coach, Alan Ingram.

Richard Buckley

Mr. Richard Buckley, 70, of Sumner died Thursday March 29, 2012

Sara Buford

Mrs. Sara Bell Hortman Buford, 79, of Albany died at her residence on March 30, 2012

Wallace Douglas

Mr. Wallace "Cowboy" Douglas, 59, of Sumner died Friday March 30, 2012

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Albany Area Chamber of Commerce names new president and CEO (update)

Chris Hardy is named new president and CEO of Chamber.

Albany Police seek hit and run driver

Police need information on hit and run driver

Anthony Keith

Mr. Anthony Tyshaun Keith, 27, died March 29, 2012

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Albany police post lookout in shooting case

Albany police are searching for a 19-year-old Albany man in connection with a Tuesday evening shooting that sent another man to the hospital.

Patricia Cloud

Patricia "Trix" Croom Cloud, 68, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Henry Williams

Mr. Henry Williams, 74, died on March 29, 2012

Patricia Harden

Funeral services for Ms. Patricia "Sista" Harden will be held on March 31, 2012

Nell Hendley

Nell Thompson Hendley, 87, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012

Earlene Swanger

Mrs. Earlene Gay Walker Delawder-Swanger, 83, of Albany died Monday March 26, 2012

John Dale

Mr. John Henry Dale, 94, of Thomaston, formerly of Iron City died on March 28, 2012

Ruby Gilbert

Mrs. Ruby Mae Gilbert, 88, of Colquitt died on March 28, 2012

Bryant Bolden

Mr. Bryant Bolden, 26, of Unadilla died Thursday

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Georgia lawmakers pass abortion bill on last day

New restrictions on late-term abortions in Georgia passed with just minutes remaining in the 2012 session.

Mary Upson

Mary Lizzie Upson, 93, of Blakely died on March 26, 2012

Randolph White

Randolph A. "Randy" White, 63, of Hogansville, Georgia, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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Youth Summit 2012 means fun, savvy, Panthers

Children roared with approval as Albany Panthers football officials hand out game tickets at a youth summit.

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Albany's Most Wanted - March 30, 2012

Albany Area Crime Stoppers has four fugitives on its Most Wanted list this week. This week's listing focuses on sex offenders. All fugitives on the Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted List should be considered armed and dangerous.

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Heyward homers again, but Braves fall to Nationals, 6-3

Jayson Heyward hits a monster shot -- a 400-plus foot homer that clears a 35-foot fence -- but the Barves lose again, falling to the Nationals, 6-3, as spring training heads into its final stretch of games.

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NCAA TOURNAMENT --- NOTEBOOK: Baylor women's coach Mulkey diagnosed with Bell's palsy; UNC stars Marshall, Barnes, Henson headed to NBA Draft

It’s been an amazing season for No. 1 unbeaten Baylor, which enters Sunday’s Final Four as the favorite to win it all, but Thursday, Lady Bears head coach Kim Mulkey gets some troubling news when she is diagnosed with Bell’s palsy, a form of facial paralysis.

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Augusta National on verge of first female member?

With the Masters one week away, the debate is suddenly revisited about Augusta National’s policy of not allowing any female members by new IBM executive Virginia Rometty, who is looking to continue the trend of the company’s CEOs all being allowed membership.

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Road warriors: Mercer Bears capture College Invitational tourney title vs. Utah St.

The Mercer men’s basketball team runs off a series of road wins in the Collegeinsider.com College Invitational Tournament, capping it with a thrilling 70-67 victory late Wednesday night against Utah State.

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Lottery has states wanting to cash in

Even a small percentage of winnings from the current Mega Millions jackpot could drastically improve struggling state budgets.

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Albany golfer Smith wins car at Lopez event

For the first time in the 26 years of the Nancy Lopez Hospice Golf Classic, one of the participants — local golfer Sissy Smith — sinks a hole-in-one to win a new Toyota Prius.

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