News for Thursday, October 11, 2012


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Concussion knocks Dale Jr. out of Chase for Championship

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s championship hopes officially end Thursday when he’s ruled out by a doctor for the next two races following his second concussion in the last six weeks.

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Biden, Ryan argue issues

Throughout their Thursday debate, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan continuously butt heads over U.S. matters.

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Men arrested after chase involving GBI

Police respond to an apparent car accident and search for a suspect.

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Seniors offered help with crime prevention

City Commissioner Ivey Hines plans town hall meeting concentrating on crime prevention for senior citizens.

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Grand jury indicts man for fraud

Lenvince Trashun Cutliff has been indicted for three counts of insurance fraud.

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Man, 70, beaten for wallet, dope and gun

Men dressed all in black beat a 70-year-old man to steal his wallet, marijuana and shotgun Wednesday night, police said.

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Police/Fire/EMS - October 12, 2012

APD responds to at least 51 incidents.

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The Big Bird counterattack

Opinion Column

No mystery about the trajectory of this race. It was static for months as President Obama held a marginal lead. Then came the conventions. The Republicans squandered Tampa; the Democrats got a 3- to 4-point bounce out of Charlotte.

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Obama needs to up his game

Opinion Column

Politics. At times, we all get tired of politics.

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Saturday Herald returning to broadsheet

Saturday editions have been printed in a tabloid format since June 2011.

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Applying reason has calming effect

Letter to the Editor

In a letter to the editor, Doris S. Stevenson says that applying reason has calming effect.

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Downtown post office a historic connection

In a letter to the editor, Nadine M. Mathis says that Albany's downtown post office has a historic connection.

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Strangers come to rescue of dog

Letter to the Editor

In a letter to the editor, strangers come to dog's rescue.

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Obama's getting his name out there

Letter to the Editor

In a letter to the editor, John Bryant of Albany says that Obama is getting his name out there.

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Romney should expose IRS as enforcer of Obamacare

Opinion Column

As Mitt Romney campaigns on the promise to repeal Obamacare, some Republicans on Capitol Hill are trying to learn more about what the national health care law will actually do when it is fully implemented in 2014. Romney would do well to take a look at what they've discovered.

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Albany Fire Department beefy calendars on sale

Firefighters flex muscles on "Albany Fire and Rescue 2013 Calendar" for charity. On sale Saturday at Cordele Road Walmart.

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Football Player of the Week Poll nominees for Week 6: Voting closed

SGA running back Will Warren is The Albany Herald's Week 6 Player of the Week with 49 percent of the vote.

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Crimestoppers - Oct. 12, 2012

Albany Area Crime Stoppers has five Most Wanted fugitives this week. All fugitives on the Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted List should be considered armed and dangerous.

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Squawk of the day - Oct. 12, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Davidson's influence vital to festival

Albany native Dallas Davidson helped recruit country artists to play at this weekend's Georgia Throwdown.

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GAE's president pans Amendment 1

Teacher's association president says there is no need to rewrite Georgia's constitution.

Johnnie Mae George

Johnnie Mae George, 92, Arlington, October 9, 2012

Gray Gray

Gray Gray, 69, Tifton, died October 6, 2012

Gregory Akins

Gregory Akins, 34, died October 7, 2012

Mary Reese

Mary Reese, 66, Meigs, died October 5, 2012

Jeanne Cooper Pollock Adams

Jeanne Cooper Pollock Adams, 69, Camilla, died October 10, 2012

Queenie Mae Mitchell

Queenie Mae Mitchell, Edison, died October 5, 2012

Mazola Wilson

Mazola Wilson, 86, Albany, died October 11, 2012

Shirley Ann Davis

Shirley Ann Davis, died October 11, 2012

Christine Holsey Jackson

Christine Holsey Jackson, 63, Albany, died October 3, 2012

Anna Hannelore Finley

Anna Hannelore Lambert Finley, 76, died October 10, 2012

Pearlie Mae Mitchell

Pearlie Mae Mitchell, 87, Dawson, died October 10, 2012

James Coffee

James Coffee, 58, Albany, died October 10, 2012

Bonnie Ruth Brown

Bonnie Ruth Brown, Camilla, died October 2, 2012

Geneva Garner

Geneva Garner, 84, Nicholls, GA, died October 10, 2012

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Team Obama hopes veep debate halts GOP momentum

Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan pull up a couple of chairs for a vice presidential debate that has mushroomed in importance since Mitt Romney's strong showing in the first presidential faceoff. This time, it's the Obama team looking to put the brakes on the other guy's momentum.

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Actress who starred in 'Bad News Bears' remake killed

Sammi Kane Kraft, whose baseball skills earned her the role of a youth league pitcher in the 2005 remake of "The Bad News Bears," has died in a Los Angeles car crash. She was 20.

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Earnhardt Jr. has concussion, out 2 races

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss the next two races with his second concussion in the past six weeks, ending the championship chances of NASCAR's most popular driver.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Obama and Romney -- an exercise in bad lip reading.

In honor of the vice presidential debate tonight, we offer you a different take on the presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney.

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Fort Valley to lay off 100

Officials at Fort Valley State University say the school's efforts to cut costs will result in about 100 employees losing their jobs.

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Mom pleads guilty to gluing toddler to wall

A young mother of five said she will never forgive herself for beating her 2-year-old daughter because she was struggling with potty training in an angry attack that climaxed with her gluing the toddler's hands to the wall.

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MLB PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Ibanez hits home runs in ninth and 12th to lead Yankees past O's; Giants stay alive; Cardinals beat Nats to take 2-1 lead

Raul Ibanez pinch-hits for Alex Rodriguez and hits a home run in the ninth to send the game into extra innings, and then hits a home run in the 12th to lift the Yankees to a 3-2 win against Baltimore. INCLUDES Leesburg's Buster Posey and the Giants hammering the Reds 8-3 to force a Game 5 in the NLDS, and the Cardinals ripping the Nationals, 8-0, to take a 2-1 lead in their NLDSC series.

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LOCAL ROUNDUP: Lee County softball swept in opening round of state

Leesburg is eliminated from the softball state tournament by Ola, while Worth County splits its opening series with Spalding and will have a winner-take-all Game 3 today. (ADDS: Westover cross country, Albany Duathlon and local archery).

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Legendary coach Boone talks about integration, ‘Remember the Titans’

Herman Boone, who was portrayed by Denzel Washington in the movie “Remember the Titans,” speaks at Darton State College.

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DYNAMITE DOZEN PROFILE NO. 6: Anthony Smith, Monroe

Monroe linebacker Anthony Smith plays his own brand of football, driven by the memory of his mother and the love of his grandmother who raised him, and Smith plays the game all-out full speed ahead.