News for Saturday, October 27, 2012


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Don’t fall for scams posing as miracle diets

Fitness column

In the past, the phrase “no pain, no gain” has probably scared more individuals away from exercise than any other. Exercise gadget infomercials and fad diet books have made billions of dollars capitalizing on our quest for finding the “easy” no pain or sacrifice way to a sexy body, six-pack abs and an energetic, youthful appearance. These plans told us we could accomplish all this while going through no strenuous exercise, lounging on the couch with a vibrating belt, and eating anything we desire.

Births 28 Oct 2012

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Oct. 14-21.

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On The Stage with Diane Lamb

From the time she first stepped onto the stage as a teenager in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Diane Lamb has been hooked on performing. ... When the curtain rises Thursday on the eight-performance run of the thriller “Spider Island,” Lamb will portray Salem Mayo, one of two sisters residing in the living quarters of an abandoned lighthouse off the coast of Maine. Last week, Lamb spoke with Jim Hendricks about the play, preparing for her role ... and learning how to sharpen an ax.

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Reports of my bean-shelling exaggerated

Features column

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a rebuttal of Mandy Flynn’s column last week submitted by her husband, Mike, under the Fair Household Response Act.

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A Web of Deceits

Theatre Albany opens Thursday with a suspense thriller set in an isolated lighthouse on "Spider Island."

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL --- TOP 25 ROUNDUP: Kansas State rolls, while Gators, Trojans, unbeatens fall

No. 4 Kansas State routs No. 15 Texas Tech on Saturday and will move up in the BCS poll after No. 3 Florida loses, while No. 10 USC is stunned on the road by Arizona.

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No. 11 Florida State keeps ACC title hopes alive with rout of Duke, 48-7

Albany native Rashad Greene busts off a 71-yard touchdown Saturday as the Seminoles destroy Duke, 48-7, in Tallahassee to re-assume command of the ACC Atlantic Division.

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BYU manhandles Georgia Tech

BYU comes into Atlanta on Saturday afternoon and hands the Yellow Jackets another tough loss as Georgia Tech falls, 41-17, and drops to 3-5 overall this year.

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ASU edges Benedict for fifth straight win

The Rams trail, 6-0, late in the second quarter but rally in a big way to top the Tigers on Saturday, 24-13, for their fifth straight win.

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SUNDAY PREP FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Dougherty earns respect in scrappy loss to Westover

The Trojans nearly pulled off the upset of the season Friday night before falling short against their city rival, 41-32. (ADDS: items on Westover's big win; Monroe's resurgent ground game; Deerfield's dominating defense; Early County's heartbreaking loss to Fitzgerald)

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Westwood’s Harrell wins AA cross country state title

Westwood freshman Perra Harrell won the GISA Class AA state cross country title with a personal best time of 20:09, giving her school its first state championship in girls cross country in the 15-year history of the program. (ADDS: Preseason basketball jamboree at Albany State)

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Unbeaten dream season continues for Darton men, who eke out 1-0 win in region semis

Alejandro Garcia nails the games only goal to lift Darton to a 1-0 victory in Saturday night's semifinal game of the Region XVII tournament.

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PREVIEW: Falcons say facing struggling Vick, Eagles no big deal

Atlanta insists its focus is on being the NFL’s only unbeaten team — not on facing the town’s one-time superstar and his struggling Philadelphia Eagles, who are badly in need of a win

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Darton women upset No. 1 seed Georgia Perimeter for region crown

The Lady Cavs win their fifth Region XVII championship and do so in dominating fashion against their biggest rival, Georgia Perimeter.

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Leesburg pro fishing team officially arrives after season-ending, $25K win for first career victory

In just their second year fishing on the national HT Redfish Series, Leesburg’s Shawn Vallandingham and Ryan Tiernan score their first pro win recently, good for a $25,000 pay day — and the attention of sponsors around the nation.

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See ya in Atlanta!

Following Saturday's huge 17-9 win in Jacksonville against No. 3 Florida, No. 12 Georgia just needs to close out its SEC schedule with victories against lowly Ole Miss and Auburn to secure its spot in the conference title game for the second straight year.

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Huka team on board for Throwdown II next year

The management team that produces Gulf Shores, Ala.’s Hangout Festival will partner for the Georgia Throwdown II.

‘Murder’ to benefit Alzheimer’s center

The Alzheimer's Outreach Center will holds a dinner theater production to rise funds.

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10 things to know this week in Metro Albany (Oct. 28-Nov. 3)

Here are 10 things you need to know in metro Albany this week (Oct. 28-Nov. 4).

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Mitt Romney is the best choice for the White House


With America's recovery from the Great Recession one that is slow and unsure, the nation needs an individual at the helm who understands business and how to create a climate in which business and entrepreneurship can thrive. We believe that person is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

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Community calendar for October 28, 2012

Here is a list of happenings in Southwest Georgia.

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Town Hall explores open records, meetings rules

Nathan Davis, Albany city attorney, outlines the new open records and open meetings laws at a Saturday Town Hall.

Glenn L. Lawson

Glenn L. Lawson died Saturday.

Herchel Alwyn Williams

Herchel Alwyn Williams died October, 23, 2012.

Sharon Yolanda Watson

Sharon Yolanda Watson died October 24, 2012.

Ulysses Lakes

Ulysses Lakes died Friday.

Linda Freeman Patterson

Linda Freeman Patterson died Friday.

Shirley Barber

Shirley Barber died Friday.

James Monroe Gilmore

James Monroe Gilmore died Saturday.

Tommie Lee Hunt

Tommie Lee Hunt died Tuesday.

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Kitchen inspections for October 28, 2012

Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections in Dougherty and Lee Counties

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Police/Fire/EMS report for October 28,2012

APD responds to at least 33 incidents.

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Memorial planned for Camp Sumter commander

Hanged as a war criminal 147 years ago, Capt. Henry Wirz is memorialized near the prison camp he commanded.

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MCLB to host ‘Dirty Devil Dog Mud Run’

A 3-mile fun run at MCLB-Albany will introduce the community to a Marine Corps-style course run.

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Downtown Albany turns 'zombie land' (Video)

Unlucky Runners lose their "life flags" to marauding zombies in the first Zombie River Run at the Riverwalk.

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Deerfield alumni presented awards

George Chastain IV and Rusty Skalla receive special awards from the Deerfield-Windsor School Alumni Association.

DUPLICATE: Huka team on board for Throwdown II next year

The management team that produces Gulf Shores, Ala.'s Hangout Festival will partner for the Georgia Throwdown II.

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Phoebe Digestive Health Center to host grand opening

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's Digestive Health Center takes lengths to ensure patient and family comfort.

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Phoebe holds women's health conference

The annual hospital women's health conference features information on treatment, risk factors and prevention.

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Itemization of funeral services is important

Consumer business column

Michael Fowler Sr., coroner-elect of Dougherty County, explains the importance of knowing the cost of funeral expenses.

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Early misses FG as time expires, falls to Fitzgerald

In a battle for state playoff seeding in Region 1-AA, the Bobcats — one week after winning a game with a last-second FG — miss one Friday against the state power Purple Hurricanes in a heartbreaking, 17-14 loss. (UPDATED: 1:30 a.m. with additional quotes, detail)

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Westover survives upset bid from Dougherty

The Herald No. 2 Patriots avoid a devastating loss to city rival Dougherty, thanks to a trio of second-half touchdowns from running back Dalviness Greene.

Pistons beat Hawks 104-88 in final preseason game

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Greg Monroe and rookie Brandon Knight each scored 16 points to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 104-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.. It was the final exhibition game for both teams.. South Gwinnett grad Louis Williams scored 17 points for the Hawks

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DWS pounds Pinewood, now one win from region crown

The Knights just need to win one of their final two games to wrap up the GISA Region 1-AAA title after routing previously perfect region foe Piedmont. (UPDATED: 12:27 with quotes, additional details)

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FRIDAY'S PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Bainbridge wins second straight region game; Herald No. 1 Lee beaten in final seconds; Crisp Academy honors fallen former star player with win

Terry Lewis and Damien Bouie run wild Friday night to lead The Herald No. 4 Bearcats in a romp of Northside, Columbus. (ADDS: complete list of state scores, plus roundup items on Seminole-Randolph-Clay; Southland-Tiftarea; Crisp Academy-Tiftarea; Miller County-Stewart County; Cairo-Americus-Sumter; Lee County-Harris County; Berrien-Pelham; Terrell Academy-Sherwood; Westwood-SGA; and Monroe-Crisp County)