News for Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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Yard of the Month, November 2012

Yard of the Month

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Who’s picking up the Czech?

Nothing like a little humor to make your day. Good humor travels with the greatest of alacrity these days, which means that happening upon a fresh collection of humor is soon gone with the wind.

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A Renaissance Man

A Table With a View -- Charles B. Gillespie

Dr. Charles B. Gillespie, a surgeon and the father of EMS in rural Georgia, is an accomplished photographer who has traveled the world.

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’Tis the season to splurge

During the holiday season, it’s easy to forget about exercising while indulging at the table.

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APD trainee ruled at fault in collision

The accident at Oglethorpe and Broad involved a pregnant passenger, police said.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Nov. 22, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 22 incidents.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Hazardous to your health

As close as your own backyard, there’s three plants to always be on the lookout for when you’re outdoors that could be dangerous to even brush up against: poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.

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Bulldogs: Rest of nation will take notice of us as BCS contenders eventually

Outside of the Peach State, no one is talking much about Georgia’s chance to reach the national title — and that’s just fine by the Bulldogs.

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Seventh Heaven

Longtime Georgia women’s basketball coach Andy Landers becomes just the seventh coach in NCAA history to reach 800 wins — a mark Landers hit late Tuesday night following the 10th-ranked Lady Bulldogs’ win against Savannah State.

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PREVIEW: To keep season alive, Miller must find way to stop aerial attack of Wilkinson County

Opposites will meet Friday night in Colquitt when the pass-happy attack of Wilkinson County faces off against the ground-and-pound assault of the Pirates in their GHSA Class A state playoff opener.

Mary Redfearn Kaliher

Mary Redfearn Kaliher, died November 21, 2012

Betty Harris Clanton

Betty Harris Clanton, 84, Albany, died November 21, 2012

Emma Wade Clark Paulish

Emma Wade Clark Paulish, 78, Albany, died November 20, 2012

Nell McElveen Lee

Nell McElveen Lee, died November 21, 2012

Arthur James Davis

Arthur James Davis, 47, Albany, died November 20, 2012

Samuel Law

Samuel Law, Sylvester died November 20, 2012

Janice Marie Amado

Janice Marie Amado, 64, Albany died November 21, 2012

John Champion Meadors

John Champion Meadors, Albany, died October 24, 2012

Dennis Parker Posey

Dennis Parker Posey, 77, Albany, died November 19, 2012

Gladys Watson

Gladys Watson, 85, Dawson, died November 20, 2012

Adeline Kearse Robinson

Adeline Kearse Robinson of Cobb, GA died November 17, 2012

Robert Edward King

Robert Edward King, 79, died November 20, 2012

Ozie Terry

Ozie Terry, Americus, died November 18, 2012

Clara Bell Tabor Johnson

Clara Bell Tabor Johnson, 72, Tifton, died November 20, 2012

Maynard G. Mock

Maynard G. Mock, 92, Blakely, died November 20, 2012

Mary Ann Fullard

Mary Ann Fullard, Ashburn, died November 19, 2012

Elizabeth Waters

Elizabeth Waters, 87, Leesburg, died November 21, 2012

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PREVIEW: Westover enjoying dream season, state run — with no plans for it to end

Following a historic first-round state playoff win at home — and then benefitting from No. 4 South Effingham knocking off No. 1 Westside Macon last week — Westover is ready to rock Hugh Mills again Friday.

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Squawk of the Day 24 Nov. 2012

To view more squawks, pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald.

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Listening to the classics, how’d music go so wrong?

The Old Rocker -- Opinion column

I spent the past two weekends listening to some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll singers/groups of all-time — Hall of Famers such as Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, the Drifters, the Coasters, the Beach Boys, Four Seasons, Four Tops and Temptations. Their music is just as enjoyable today as it was a half-century ago.

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Being thankful doesn’t stop with the holiday

Opinion column

Thanksgiving Day has come and gone but certainly we are not prohibited by law from continuing to express our thanks for all things great and good.

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Marco Rubio may be the next Reagan

Conservatives have been dreaming that a political reincarnation of Ronald Reagan would lead them to an electoral promised land. I never put my faith in such a possibility, because the past is a dangerous place in which to live. Reagan never lived in the past, though he learned from it.

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Thankful for the love of an Angel

Opinion column

It was love at first sight, at least for her. But who could blame her staring intently back at me? After all, what’s not to love? Dark raven black hair, steely dark eyes, and an anxious gaze of anticipation all told me this would be a match made in heaven.

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American family has new look

We all know the famous Norman Rockwell painting of a typical American family gathered around Grandma as she serves up a huge turkey. If Rockwell were painting today, his portrait of a Thanksgiving feast would have to include gay Uncle Kevin and perhaps a niece who's brought her girlfriend home from college. (He might also sketch in the new Chinese daughter-in-law, but that's another story.)

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Israel, Hamas reach truce to end violence

Israel and Hamas agreed on Wednesday to a ceasefire brokered by Egypt on the eighth day of intensive Israeli fire on the Gaza Strip and militant rocket attacks out of the enclave, Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian sources said.

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Darton Concert Band sets its fall concert

The Darton State College Concert Band will present its Fall Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Darton Theatre.

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Proper rest also necessary for good fitness

Fitness column

We should allow ourselves to be thankful and to have a few indulgences today. It's what we do the other 364 days of the year that matters most.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: "Terrible Tom" the turkey terrorizes reporter

News reporter Duffy Kelly didn't really believe people's reports about crazed wild turkeys chasing down joggers and harassing neighbors. She does now.

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Climax bringing local 'Opry' to the stage

The residents of Climax will be putting on their version of the Grand Ole Opry at 7 p.m. Friday at the Old Climax High School, corner of Broad and Lee streets.

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Marine Corps League publishes cookbook

The Albany Marine Corps League has published a cookbook just in time for Christmas giving called "Albany Georgia Marine Corps league Cookbook for the Family."

Squawk of the Day 23 Nov. 2012

For more squawks, pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald.

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Oil up to above $87 after Tel Aviv bus explosion

The price of oil rebounded slightly to above $87 a barrel on Wednesday after an explosion injured 10 people on a bus in Tel Aviv, a development that has the potential to seriously complicate diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Islamic militant group Hamas.

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Albany State student killed in coastal car crash

Mariah Myers was killed in a car wreck in east Georgia Tuesday that seriously injured three others, according to media reports.

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: ASU women lose season opener to VSU; Darton women win fourth straight; UCLA men rallies to beat UGA

Despite 26 points from April Thomas, the Lady Rams lose by 10 points to open their 2012-13 season Tuesday at rival Valdosta State. (ADDS: Top 25 roundup, including No. 1 Indiana staying unbeaten after OT win vs. Georgetown)

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Danica Patrick, husband divorce

After seven years of marriage, racing superstar Danica Patrick divorces her husband who is 17 years older than her.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: FSU's Stoops has defense ready for Gators; Barkley doesn't regret returning to UCS -- despite dismal senior year

Mark Stoops, in just his third season as the Seminoles’ defensive coordinator, has built the unit into the nation’s top-ranked defense — one that’s hungry to take a bite out of the No. 6 Gators this weekend. (ADDS: item on Cal coach Jeff Tedford being fired)

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NFL NOTEBOOK: Falcons trying to fix flaws; Steelers bring back Plax

Atlanta might have the best record in the NFL, but after a loss and several shaky wins, the team understands it has tons of room for improvement. (ADDS: items on Falcons OL being suspended for PEDS, signing replacement)

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Georgia Tech hoping star RB Smith can go vs. UGA

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson hopes when he calls Orwin Smith’s number on Saturday against rival Georgia that the Yellow Jackets’ star running back is ready to return from injury.

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PREVIEW: Early County set for second round of state playoffs, hopes to recapture magic of 2006

The Bobcats have a bit of mojo on their side heading into their second-round state playoff game in that this year’s team closely resembles the last team in Blakely to make a deep run.

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PREVIEW: Westwood one win away from third straight state title game appearance

Westwood needs to win one more time — Friday night at home against Brentwood in the GISA Class AA state semifinals — to make its way to a third consecutive state title game.

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