News for Monday, November 12, 2012

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Cavs cruise in opening game of nationals

The undefeated and No. 1 seed Darton men’s soccer team beats Western Wyoming, 3-1, Monday in the opening day of the national tournament.

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Youngstown St. upsets UGA men's hoops, 68-56

The Georgia men's basketball team only made 10 field goals in the first half and fell to Youngstown State on Monday.

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FSU coach Fisher apologizes for crude comment

FSU coach Jimbo Fisher has apologized for using the term “retarded” to explain his team’s ranking in the BCS standings.

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Armed robbery suspect arrested

Joshua Jackson, 21, has been linked to at least three robberies that took place from July 28 through Sept. 20.

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Lakers intrigued by chance to play for D’Antoni

In a surprise move, the Lakers hire Mike D’Antoni – not Phil Jackson — as coach, and players are excited for a new beginning in Los Angeles.

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Man arrested for hit and run

An Albany man is facing multiple charges in connection with a weekend hit-and-run accident.

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Gordon fined $100K, docked points for wrecking Bowyer

Jeff Gordon, who triggered an ugly fight during Sunday’s race when he intentionally wrecked Clint Bowyer, is punished by NASCAR.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for November 13, 2012

APD responds to at least 73 incidents.

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Back for more

The Darton women’s soccer team is back in the national tournament and ready to improve on last year’s runner-up finish — but the Lady Cavs will have to go through No. 1 seed Brevard to claim the title.

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Trout, Harper voted Rookies of the Year

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels became the youngest AL Rookie of the Year on Monday, and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals was voted the second-youngest winner of the NL honor.

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Bainbridge No. 1 team in final Fab 5 Poll

The Bearcats end the regular season on top of the Fab 5 Poll after knocking off Lee County on Friday in a game for the ages.

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Falcons just yards away from staying undefeated

Atlanta’s short-yardage struggles in Sunday’s loss to the Saints proved costly, just like in last season’s 24-2 loss to the Giants in the playoffs.

Police respond to aggravated assaults, armed robbery

Separate shootings land a pair of victims at an Albany hospital.

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Changing America is still a dream within reach

A look at the electoral map indicates the Republican Party won in square miles. Unfortunately for them, electoral votes, not landmass, won President Obama a second term.

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Don’t look now, but Congress is back

Editorial

The elections are over — for the most part, given there were still six House seats undecided Monday — and while the look is a bit different, the fundamentals are essentially what they were before everyone broke for the election.

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Farm bill changes endanger small farmers

Letter to the Editor

In a letter to the editor, Edward Schweikert of Albany says that farm bill changes endanger small farmers.

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Lee Middle’s veterans program outstanding

Letter to the Editor

In a letter to the editor, Rick Turner of Leesburg says that Lee County Middle School’s veterans program is outstanding.

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America needs to revisit the New Deal

Letter to the Editor

In a letter to the editor, Don Heldenberg of Parrott says that America needs to revisit the New Deal.

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Schools, churches cannot do the jobs of parents

Letter to the Editor

In a letter to the editor, Duane "Banjo" Davis of Pelham says that schools and churches cannot do the jobs of parents.

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Public defender's plan reduces office's spending

Dougherty County's chief public defender uses contract services to provide indigent State Court defense.

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Central Library set for major renovations

Dougherty County's main library branch will be housed at a temporary location for the next seven to nine months.

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Veterans honored during ASU, Darton programs

Albany State University and Darton State College hold separate Veterans Day programs to honor military personnel.

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Price’s landslide larger than reported

The Albany-Dougherty Elections Board certifies results from the Nov. 6 General Election.

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US Supreme Court to review law on minority voting rights

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to review a legal challenge to the Voting Rights Act, a landmark law adopted in 1965 to protect African-American voters who had faced decades of discrimination at the polls.

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Latin American leaders call for review of US legal pot vote

Mexico and three Central American nations are calling for a review of international drug policies after two U.S. states voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana.

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Squawk of the Day - Nov. 13

Pick up a copy of the Tuesday's Herald to see what everyone is squawking about.

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Officer-involved crashes trigger driver training

Former Albany Police Department officer Gary Price was terminated in September following a number of car crashes.

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Lawmakers to keep Ralston as Georgia House leader

The newly elected Democratic and Republican caucuses of the Georgia House of Representatives have chosen their leaders for the next two years.

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Israel reports 'direct hits' on targets in Syria

An Israeli tank scored a "direct hit" Monday on a Syrian armored vehicle after a mortar shell landed on Israeli-held territory, the military said, in the first direct confrontation between the countries since the Syrian uprising broke out, sharpening fears that Israel could be drawn into the civil war next door.

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US seen exceeding Saudi oil production by 2020

The International Energy Agency expects the United States to become the world's largest oil producer by around 2020, temporarily overtaking Saudi Arabia, thanks to increased output achieved by new exploration technologies.

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SOWEGA Roundup: Moultrie woman believed killed

A Moultrie woman found dead Friday night was apparently murdered, police officials say.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Nascar meets WWE

Well that escalated quickly.

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