News for Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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NLCS: After long weather delay, Cardinals take Game 3 vs. Giants, 3-1

Heavy rain delays Wednesday night’s Game 3 of the NLCS for 3 1/2 hours, but the Cardinals prevail at home in St. Louis against the Giants, 3-1, to take a 2-1 series lead.

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Miller time!

Albany State sophomore Keion Miller, a 2010 Westover grad, is emerging as a key part of the Rams’ secondary and had a game-changing blocked PAT return Saturday against Morehouse.

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Braves' McCann has surgery, vows return

Braves catcher Brian McCann has successful surgery on his shoulder and says he’ll be 100 percent healthy by next season.

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Armstrong loses major sponsors, Livestrong

On Wednesday, Nike and others drop sponsorships of embattled U.S. cyclist and seven-time Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong, who also resigns as the head of his famed cancer-fighting charity Livestrong following his doping ban.

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EDC praises city's economic development proposal

The city of Albany's Long-Term Financial Planning Committee plans to help bring and keep businesses in the region.

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Carriage Trade to close after 43 years

A landmark business offering fine furniture, wall art and gift items is closing after more than four decades.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Oct. 18, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 35 incidents.

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City moves to foreclose on two Albany properties

The owners of Albany Heights and L’Jua’s restaurant both owe money to the city, officials say.

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UPDATE: Driver and passenger extricated from crash at Society Avenue and Jefferson street

GMC Jimmy crash. Injuries involved at Society Avenue and Jefferson Street.

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Romney has momentum, but voter optimism favors Obama

Opinion Column

The presidential election could come down to this question: What's more important, enthusiasm or optimism?

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Administration welcomes wolves into the sheepfold

Opinion Column

Imagine, pre-9/11/12, that you were responsible for arranging the defense of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Would you have considered American interests and personnel best protected by bringing in a local security outfit called the February 17 Martyrs Brigade?

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Phoebe recognized as a 'special' Partner in Excellence

Hospital and CEO Joel Wernick honored at Rise N Shine breakfast.

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ASU, Equinox form partnership to promote eco-friendly laundry detergent

ASU business students will bring the new product to market.

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Squawk of the day - Oct. 18, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

Royce Whiddon

Royce Whiddon, 55, Rocky Face, GA, died October 13, 2012

Charles Edward Campbell

Charles Edward Campbell, 65, Albany, died October 15, 2012

Richard W. Colvin

Richard W. Colvin, 65, died August 26, 2012

Joy Tully

Joy Tully, 82, Colquitt, died October 17, 2012

Herbert Eugene Tomlinson

Herbert Eugene Tomlinson, 91,Dublin, died October 16, 2012

Evelyn Edwards

Evelyn Edwards of Cuthbert

Vera Thomas

Vera Thomas, 77, Tifton, died October 16, 2012

Edward Gerald Herrod

Edward Gerald Herrod, 76, Albany, died October 16, 2012

Edwina D. Robinson

Edwina D. Robinson, 95, Albany, died October 14, 2012

Idella Dennison

Idella Dennison, 81, Albany, died October 16, 2012

Hershel Eugene Gainous

Hershel Eugene Gainous, 86, Whigham, GA died October 16, 2012

Brandon DeWayne Wood

Brandon DeWayne Wood, 28, Albany, died October 15, 2012

Mark Carroll Espy, Sr.

Mark Carroll Espy, Sr., 68, Headland, died October 16, 2012

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Downtown post office gets reprieve

The West Broad Avenue post office, set to close December 2, gets more time to find a permanent solution.

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Video of the Day: Scare pranks

In keeping with a Halloween theme this month, here's a ghoulish series of pranks on some poor souls.

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Texas AG intervenes in cheerleader Bible banner dispute

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Wednesday he will defend high school cheerleaders who want to use Bible verses on banners at football games.

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Teen pulls knife on meter reader

No injuries were reported and nothing was stolen, officials say.

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A look at Ga.'s 14 congressional races

A look at Ga.'s 14 congressional races

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Lack of empathy often troubling

One night while out to dinner, I noticed an elegant elderly lady at the next table over who was dining alone. I was drawn to her because sorrow clouded her eyes and she smiled sadly, the kind we all force when we do not feel happy.

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Throwdown left Southwest Georgia plenty of memories

Organizers of a three-day Albany music festival have already started planning for the event’s second year.

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Tentative June trial set in Trayvon Martin case

A judge has set a tentative trial date next year for the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.

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Michigan 'Batman' says he has good intentions

A Michigan man is facing charges for his effort to keep an eye on his community while wearing a Batman outfit.

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Armstrong stepping down as Livestrong chairman

Lance Armstrong is stepping down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity to help it limit the damage from the doping scandal that has snared the former champion cyclist.

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WORLD CUP QUALIFYING: U.S. routs Guatemala, advances to final leg

Two goals by Clint Dempsey was more than enough for the U.S. men's soccer team Tuesday night when the Americans hammer Guatemala, 3-1, to move on to the last round of World Cup qualifying.

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ALCS: Verlander throws heat as Tigers win, 2-1, to take 3-0 lead on Yankees

Justin Verlander was lights out on the mound as the Tigers beat the Yankees, 2-1, to take a 3-0 lead in the ALCS late Tuesday night in Detroit to move one game away from the World Series.

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This week's 'Burning Question': Is Westfield vs. Deerfield and Valwood vs. Westwood on Friday state title game previews?

Each week, The Herald’s sports staff will pose a new “Burning Question” at albanyherald.com that’s topical in regards to what area prep football fans are talking about after last week’s games. Feel free to log on and discuss!

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Weekly 'Prep Peek'

The Herald's sports staff continues its "Prep Peek," which includes The Herald Heisman Watch, Dynamite Dozen drop-in, Quote of the Week, By the Numbers, the next Game of the Week selection, the Fab 5 Poll and the area's Week 9 schedule.

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Post-Cam era hasn’t been kind to struggling Auburn

Ever since winning the national title two years ago with Heisman winner Cam Newton at the helm, Auburn has been in a free fall that reached its bottom this year.

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Fabrizio: Focus is on TCC, not arrested, angry parent

Lee County head football coach Dean Fabrizio tells The Herald on Tuesday that while he has plenty to say about a parent who stormed the practice field to complain about his treatment of her son — and was subsequently arrested — he’s been asked by administrators not to address the situation as the legal process runs its course and to keep his focus solely on a big region duel with TCC on Friday.

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ASU players: Homecoming week not a distraction

With plenty to distract the Rams this week with Clark Atlanta coming to town for Homecoming, red-hot ASU insists it’s focused on the game — and winning its fourth straight.

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Only place to go is up

Quarterback Aaron Murray and Georgia have already forgotten about the team’s dismal performance at South Carolina and has used the bye week to sharpen every area of the Bulldogs’ game — especially the offense, which struggled mightily in a 35-7 loss to the Gamecocks the last time out.

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Jackets looking at second half as whole new season

Georgia Tech wants a do-over after a disastrous first half of the season that featured only two wins — and a bunch of gut-wrenching losses.

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PREVIEW: Giants, Posey set for Game 3 of NLCS

The Giants notched a huge win late Monday in Game 2 of the NLCS against the Cardinals to even the series at 1-1 heading to today’s Game 3.

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Darton soccer beats Andrew, caps first perfect regular season in school history

The No. 1 nationally ranked Darton men’s soccer team crushes local rival Andrew College on Tuesday to finish the school’s first unbeaten regular season as the Cavs now turn their focus to winning regionals, followed by nationals.

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