News for Saturday, September 8, 2012

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Nationals shut down ace Strasburg, season over

After another awful outing, Stephen Strasburg --- arguably the most dominant pitcher in baseball --- won't play again this season, Washington announces Saturday, despite the fact the Nationals are in first place in the NL East and in the hunt for a World Series.

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Theatre Albany opens 80th season with a lot of 'Nunsense'

Theatre Albany is opening its 80th year of performances with a musical comedy this week.

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Laughs, chills and music ahead for theater's new season

Theatre Albany opens its 80th season with a lot of ‘Nunsense.’ In Theatre Albany’s musical comedy, the audience is part of the performance.

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GPL must be given upon request from a funeral service provider

Annually family and friends arrange more than two million funerals for their deceased loved ones. The cost of planning a funeral can be quite expensive.

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Racing for fun is a new concept for me

My cycling season is coming to an end. Our last race is September 29, and I have to admit that I am ready for it to be over.

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That show sho’ is aggervatin’

I would like to publically apologize to my friend Rhonda. I knew not what I was doing when I introduced you to that awful, terrible habit.

Births Sept. 9 2012

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Aug. 27-31.

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On the Job with Doug Porter

Herald writer Jim West holds a Q&A with Doug Porter, executive director of Chehaw Park.

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City officials want better communications with WG&L

Officials are looking to improve the tenuous relationship between the city of Albany and its utility provider.

Kitchen inspections for September 9, 2012

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

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American heroes make up Ex-POW chapter

Four Albany veterans meet monthly to talk about their shared experiences as World War II prisoners of war.

10 things to know (Sept. 9-15)

Here are 10 things to watch in the metro Albany area this week.

Community calendar for September 9, 2012

Here are some of the events scheduled for Southwest Georgia.

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Police/Fire/EMS - September 9, 2012

APD responds to at least 55 incidents.

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APD Gang Unit arrests man on many DCPD warrants Friday

Thomas Woody Williams, 35, was arrested by Albany Police Department Gang Unit investigators at about 5 p.m. Friday on Dougherty County Police Department warrants, an APD report stated.

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Squawk of the day - September 9, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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ASU programs rated among best by National Publishers

"Ebony" magazine tabs Albany State University as a leader among top liberal arts and law-related HBCUs.

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Leesburg to participate in pilot program

A Georgia Municipal Association consultant will assess strengths and weaknesses of Leesburg city governmental operations.

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Harpsichord, piano open Lyceum series

An evening of classical keyboard kicks off ASU's T. Marshall Jones Fine Arts and Lyceum Performance Series.

Floy Jean Walls

Floy Jean Walls, 55, of Baconton, died on September 7, 2012.

J. Helen Jones

J. Helen Jones, 69, Pelham, died September 6, 2012

Sam McKinney Jackson

Sam McKinney Jackson, 85, of Climax, died September 6, 2012.

Geraldine Edwards

Geraldine Edwards, of Sumter County, died on September 8, 2012.

Grant J. Crockett

Grant J. Crockett, of Ashburn, has died.

Julia Cooper

Julia Cooper, 55, of Pelham died on September 5, 2012.

Marcus Stephens

Marcus Stephens, 74, of Sylvester, died on September 7, 2012.

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Obama's hope and change 2.0

The man who ran on hope and change didn't walk away from them. He redefined them for the long haul.

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Now introducing President MSNBC

They came, they were adored, they conquered. I'm talking about the media -- and especially MSNBC, whose presence and influence in Charlotte were nearly as grand as the president's. They came, they were adored, they conquered.

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Thumbs Up! - Sept. 10, 2012

See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!

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A vote for Romney is a vote against socialism

Back in 2008, during the peak illusory powers of Barack Obama as the post-partisan hopester-and-changer, the media consistently failed to report that the statist beliefs of the Democratic presidential nominee came straight from the socialist playbook. In many cases, the media probably didn't realize it themselves.

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Conventions no longer have purpose

Quite possibly the most symbolic event that occurred during the past two weeks of partisanship unbound in Tampa and Charlotte was Clint Eastwood's one-man play with an empty chair.

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Statistics unintentionally dehumanize victims

When law enforcement officials talk about crime prevention now, they do so in the vernacular of crime statistics. Thus, they can readily tell you the percentages of increase or decrease in various categories of criminal activities in their jurisdictions.

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DCSS Medical Arts teams to collaborate with GSWU

The Dougherty County School System‘s Academy of Medical Arts team members are set to collaborate with Georgia Southwestern University’s School of Nursing.

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Olive Garden restaurant to open Monday

Olive Garden will open at 2701 Dawson Road in Albany at 11 a.m. Monday, creating 180 new jobs for the area.

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Lightin’ up Leesburg

Lee County and Albany QBs combine to pass for 340 yards and six TDs in Friday night’s wild showdown in Leesburg, but it’s The Herald No. 3 Trojans who prevail, 52-13, to move to 2-0, while the Indians fall to 0-2.

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Braves toss third staight shutout, beat Mets, 3-0

Paul Maholm and Atlanta's bullpen combine to give the Braves their third straight shutout, and Jason Heyward and Dan Uggla hit homers in a 3-0 win against the Mets on Friday.

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U.S. OPEN: Azarenka knocks out Sharapova, sets up final vs. Serena

Maria Sharapova won the first set in Friday's U.S. Open semifinal against Victoria Azarenka, but Azarenka rallied to win the final two, setting up a championship match against Serena Williams, who rolled against Sara Errani. (ADDS: Bryan brothers win doubles title, set Grand Slam record)

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FRIDAY NIGHT'S PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Herald No. 1 Monroe goes to 1-1 after win at Wilcox; Southland wins again, now 3-0

The Herald No. 1 Tornadoes bounce back from a heartbreaker against Brook County last Friday to upend the No. 2 team in Class A, Wilcox County, on the road in Rochelle. (ADDS: roundup items on Southland-SGA; Westwood-Dawson Street; Terrell Academy-Windsor; Crisp Academy-John Hancock; Cook-Crisp County; Dougherty-Westside, Macon; Seminole County-Turner County; Early County-Miller County; Randolph-Clay-Spencer; and Cairo-Bainbridge)

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Deerfield beats Mt. de Sales in home opener, moves to 2-1

Herald Dynamite Dozen selection Kh'Ron McClain rushes for 117 yards and three scores and Dallas Margeson is sharp all night as the Knights down Mount de Sales, 40-21, on Friday in their 2012 home opener.

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Mitchell blanks rival Pelham, marking Cornelius' first win as Eagles coach

The Mitchell County defense shuts out rival Pelham on Friday and delivers new coach Larry Cornelius his first win for the Eagles.

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Pats hang tough with state power Jonesboro, fall 34-12 at home

Westover led state power Jonesboro, 12-8, at halftime, but the Patriots’ offense is shut down in the second half as it fails to score again and falls to 1-1 on the season.

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