News for Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: GSW golfers shine in first fall tourney; Darton takes sixth in season opener; Lee, Sherwood softball roll

GSW and Darton's golf teams have very different results in their fall season openers that concluded Tuesday, while Sherwood and Lee County softball both pick up big wins against a pair of rivals.

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This week's "Burning Question": Who will win GHSA Region 1-AAAA this season?

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 5 schedule.

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LOCAL FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: UGA star LB Jones plans to play vs. Vandy; Monroe debuts at No. 10 in state prep poll

Jarvis Jones, who was held out of last week's game against FAU with a groin injury, says he will be on the field Saturday in UGA's latest SEC test against Vanderbilt. (ADDS: notes on UGA-Tennessee being moved to CBS; Monroe's prep football team cracking state Top 10)

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Reyes helps Marlins beat Braves, 4-3, in 10 innings

The Braves' bats went cold Tuesday against the Marlins as Atlanta saw its four-game winning streak end in a 4-3, overtime victory.

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Pollock’s status in limbo for Americus-Albany game

The Albany Herald's Game of the Week between Albany High and Americus-Sumter on Friday got a little more intriguing Tuesday when it was learned that Panthers head coach Michael Pollock has been removed from his role as leader of the program, although whether the move was the result of a suspension --- and is temporary or permanent --- remains unclear. (UPDATED: 5:14 p.m. with new quotes, details)

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Home becomes a trail of words

In this house of wood and stones that I call home, there are books scattered and stacked hither and yon.

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Rutha Harris: An amazing life

A Table With a View

Sheltered from the unfairness of segregation as a child, Rutha Harris, with her marvelous voice, grew to become a difference maker for civil rights.

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Jury is seated as Riggins' trial gets under way

A panel of eight women and four men will determine suspended school board member's fate on lunch fraud charges.

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City/WG&L discussion grows testy

Albany's City Commission tentatively gives the OK to start the bidding process on the paving of 26 alleys in the city.

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Graper files racial discrimination complaint against DCSS

The USDOE Office for Civil Rights has referred Betty Graper's complaint to the EEOC.

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China and Japan are straddling powder keg

With the world's No. 2 and No. 3 economies and the proximity of their nations, China and Japan need to get along. But after Japan bought a group of islands that it, China and Taiwan have all claimed, the long-standing dislike between the two nations has reached a fever pitch in China.

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Georgia ports economic impact discussed

A panel discussion presents the economic importance of Georgia's ports in the growing global market.

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Marine Corps visits Dougherty High

Dougherty Comprehensive High School is among the schools zoned for children living on Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany.

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Squawk of the day - Sept. 19, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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A lower unemployment rate not always a good thing

When one says that a falling unemployment rate is actually not good, the natural inclination is to say, "Huh?" Should we not look at a declining unemployment rate as a good sign, especially when most experts did not expect such a drop?

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Albany events curfew demands parental involvement

Albany City Manager James Taylor is in the middle of one of those damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't scenarios that tend to break lesser men.

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MCLB recognizes POWs, MIAs

The Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office is showing 83,417 servicemembers from World War II onward still missing.

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APD: Search on for SUV in trailer theft

The Albany Police Department releases photos of SUV in connection with a stolen cargo trailer.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Sept. 19, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 40 incidents.

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The Pizza Shop closes downtown

After an eight-month run, a downtown restaurant shuts its doors.

Amos Wynn

Amos Wynn, Jr., 93, Arlington, died September, 12, 2012

Milton Tate

Milton Tate, 55, died September 16, 2012

Bobbie Nell Stromer

Bobbie Nell Stromer, 67, St.Petersburg, FL, died September 16, 2012

Freddy Warren Lawhon

Freddy Warren Lawhon, 82, died September 17, 2012

Beth Taylor Smith

Beth Taylor Smith, 57, Fitzgerald, died September 18, 2012

Bonnie C. Stanfield

Bonnie C. Stanfield, 71, Southampton County, VA, died September 16, 2012

Florine Fulton

Florine Fulton, Sylvester, died September 16, 2012

Lucy Belle Caldwell

Lucy Belle Caldwell, 70, Albany, died September 17, 2012

Troy Zane Douglas

Troy Zane Douglas, died September 14, 2012

Chris A. Williams

Chris A. Williams, 59, Albany, died September 16, 2012

Lela Mae Driver

Lela Mae Driver, 86, Albany, died September 15, 2012

William Roberts

William Roberts, 67, Lucama, NC, died September 17, 2012

Sheila Lichtefeld Rooks

Sheila Lichtefeld Rooks, 49, died September 17, 2012

Marsha Louise Cason Guice

Marsha Louise Cason Guice, 64, Tulsa, OK, died August 31, 2012

Lois Evelyn Davis

Lois Evelyn Davis, 86, Albany, died September 17, 2012

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Albany may impose 6 p.m. events curfew (updated)

A plan by city officials would subject anyone under 21 not accompanied by a parent to police scrutiny at special events.

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FTC, Phoebe case set for arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear the case regarding the purchase of Palmyra Medical Center in June, and sets arguments for Nov. 26.

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Identity of body found in Flint River not confirmed

Citing an ongoing investigation, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and other agencies decline to identify body.

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Three arrested after Monday night shooting

Albany Police Department officers arrest three in connection with a woman's shooting.

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Library director dies of apparent heart attack

Moore was promoted to executive director in November 2011.

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Romney: Nearly half 'believe they are victims'

Already scrambling to steady a struggling campaign, Republican Mitt Romney confronted a new headache Monday after a video surfaced showing him telling wealthy donors that almost half of all Americans "believe they are victims" entitled to extensive government support.

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Falcons withstand Manning's comeback, move to 2-0

Peyton Manning threw three interceptions in the first quarter but then rallied in the fourth quarter against the Falcons, who held on for a 27-21 victory.

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