News for Wednesday, September 19, 2012


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Kate joins the royal nudity club

Just when I thought Prince Harry and the British Royal Family were through with further public humiliations, the news is now abuzz that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and commonly known as Kate, has been photographed topless.

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Red-hot Medlen wins again for Atlanta, 3-0; Marlins give Chipper cool parting gift in final game in Miami

Kris Medlen allows just four hits in another shutout win for the Braves, who now haven’t lost in any of their lights-out pitcher’s last 21 starts, while Chipper Jones is presented with a fishing rod during his final game against the Marlins.

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GEORGIA TECH NOTEBOOK: Citing personal reasons, Ga. Tech WR Moore leaves team; ex-Jackets QB involved in plane crash

Georgia Tech receiver Jeremy Moore, who saw action in the Yellow Jackets’ first two games, leaves the team unexpectedly Wednesday.

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PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP --- PREVIEW: Rory, Tiger face off for title, $10M in ATL

The PGA Tour finale begins today in Atlanta when Tiger Woods tries to deny Rory McIlroy another win and the end-of-the-year $10 million bonus.

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Man among boys

Georgia LB Jarvis Jones is already the frontrunner for national defensive player of the year — and possibly the Heisman — after dominating in the early part of the season.

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Albany’s Branch happy to be back with Patriots

Albany native Deion Branch returns to practice with New England on Wednesday for the first time since being cut by the team in August.

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Falcons RB Turner admits error, hopes to play Sunday; several Atlanta stars banged up

According to a police report released Wednesday, Falcons RB Michael Turner was downing shots at an Atlanta strip club hours before getting a DUI.

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City manager to make decision on policeman's job

Albany's city manager says he will take until next week to decide whether to dismiss police Cpl. Gary Price.

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Will the media hold Obama to the standard it's set for Romney?

There's another video, this one of Mitt Romney speaking to donors at a fundraiser in Boca Raton.

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Romney has a trust problem with public

The most important word in American politics is trust. And that's why Barack Obama is maintaining a slight lead over Mitt Romney, despite a sputtering economy and a gloomy electorate.

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Gates tops Forbes' billionaires list

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates remains the nation's richest man by far, as the tech and philanthropy giant took the top spot on the Forbes 400 list for the 19th year running, with a net worth of $66 billion.

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Operation Fast and Furious flop ignored public safety

The Justice Department's internal investigation of the debacle known as "Operation Fast and Furious," a poorly thought out and worse executed federal gun program that resulted in the death of a U.S. border agent and 1,400 guns still illegally on the street, has resulted in the retirement and resignation of two senior Justice officials.

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Panel calls for more technology in schools, less funding for administration

A state commission has called for more spending on technology in Georgia schools, less money for central administration and more support for campus psychologists, nurses and counselors.

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City personnel briefed on Open Records laws

Albany City Attorney Nathan Davis offers an overview on state Open Records and Open Meetings laws for city officials.

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New Georgia industries on target list

An economic developer tells the Albany-Dougherty EDC board major highway accessibility is crucial to attracting industry.

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County OKs employee insurance costs

The Dougherty County Commission approves a proposal for employee contributions to the county's group insurance plan.

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Victory to host men's conference

Victory Tabernacle, 3250 Sylvester Road, plans a two-day conference Friday and Saturday with activities designed for men.

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Squawk of the day - Sept. 20, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Strive2Thrive makes progress in fight against poverty

At a community breakfast Wednesday, Strive 2 Thrive reports and recognizes progress.

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Forbes releases Billionaires list, recognizable names top the list

See who are the wealthiest Americans in the 2012 Forbes List.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Sept. 20, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 41 incidents.

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Baconton to celebrate senior program's anniversary

A donation-funded program in a small Mitchell County community provides activities and fun for senior citizens.

Dorothy Freeman Durbin

Dorothy Freeman Durbin, Albany, died September 19, 2012

Robert Edward Cherry

Robert Edward Cherry, Cleveland, OH, died September 15, 2012

Helena Robinson Banks

Helena Robinson Banks, 88, Albany, died September 18, 2012

Travis Fletcher

Travis Fletcher, 54, Sumner, died September 18, 2012

Darrell Clayton Grizzard

Darrell Clayton Grizzard, 61, Baconton, GA died September 19, 2012

Marie Jackson

Marie Jackson, 76, died September 16, 2012

Willie Charles Johnson

Willie Charles Johnson, 59, Albany,died September 18, 2012

William Roberts

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

Emma Pearl Flowers

Emma Pearl Flowers, died September 13, 2012

Clarence Rountree

Clarence Rountree, 68, died September 16, 2012

Minnie Virginia Hamilton Jones

Minnie Virginia Hamilton Jones, 71, died September 13, 2012

Beth Taylor Smith

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

Bruce Daniels, Sr.

Bruce Daniels, Sr., 46, died September 18, 2012

Rosie Lee Garrett Thompkins

Rosie Lee Garrett Thompkins, 81, Columbus, died September 14, 2012

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Bulldog Bliss

Were English Bulldogs meant to fly? You be the judge.

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Velvet Riggins trial gaining momentum

Former CNS Director Vanessa Hayes admits mistakes were made in the processing of one of Riggins’ school lunch applications.

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Season to remember

Dougherty’s softball team, which has dedicated the season to coach Essance Satterfield — who died in a fatal car accident in December — is having the best year on the diamond in the school’s history.

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Reports: Albany's Branch re-signed by Patriots

Multiple reports Tuesday afternoon say Albany native and 2005 Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch has re-signed with the New England Patriots after being cut before the start of the season.

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Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner arrested for DUI

Michael Turner's status with the Atlanta Falcons is in jeopardy after he was pulled over for excessive speeding and subsequently charged with DUI early Tuesday following his team's MNF win against the Broncos to improve to 2-0.

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White: Rams have no regrets about failed key fourth-down play in loss

Albany State coach Mike White said Tuesday he elected not to attempt a go-ahead field goal with less than five minutes to go in Saturday’s game after losing faith in starting kicker Zach Holley. (ADDS: Notes on offensive troubles and RB Hess suffering season-ending injury)