News for Saturday, April 13, 2013

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Native American history celebrated

The Native American Cultural Festival is the best in at least three years, officials say.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: ASU softball clinches tourney’s top seed

Albany State's Lady Rams sweep Fort Valley to earn the top-seed in the upcoming conference tournament. (ADDS ASU's baseball teams beats Benedict, 9-4, and Darton State's softball team sweeps ABAC).

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Crowded at the top

American Brandt Snedeker and Argentina’s Angel Cabrera share the lead after three rounds at the Masters, but there are at least a dozen players threatening who could still slip on the green jacket at the end of today.

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Local water restrictions on for spring

Georgia is under permanent non-drought water restrictions, according to Albany Water, Gas & Light Department officials.

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Partnership formed for street improvements

The program is sprucing up facades on buildings facing the Riverfront Park.

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MASTERS COLUMN: Masters fans unlike any others

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith, who is covering The Masters all this week, takes a closer look at the fans who flock from all over the world to Augusta this time of the year.

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Jackie Robinson changed America for the better

Editorial

The film will introduce Robinson to a new generation. We can only hope that it shows to them the strength of Robinson’s character and will. Robinson was a hero in every sense of the word, one who made America a better place.

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MASTERS NOTEBOOK: Ga. Tech’s Kuchar in position for green jacket

Yellow Jackets alum Matt Kuchar puts together one of the best rounds of the Masters ion Saturday to put himself in position to make a Masters run today.

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The passage of time is the ultimate neutralizer in life

Opinion column

My blood started boiling as I surveyed the scene, and I found myself amazed anew at the human race’s capacity for cruelty. A pack of young men, four strong, walked away from where an older couple stood looking warily after them. The four were laughing uncontrollably, pointing at the couple and falling all over each other in their mirth. The old couple looked wounded, but not in any physical way. It was more a look of embarrassed resignation, of stunned disbelief. I noticed tears on the woman’s cheeks. Trying to size up the situation, I asked the couple if they were OK. The man waved off my concern.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing report

Here's a look at how the fish are performing in area lakes.

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Parties have their cards on the table

Well, at least we’re starting to get the procedure right. Washington has rediscovered the beauty of the boring. It’s called “regular order,” using the normal, routine, constitutional process to arrive at, for example, a budget.

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MASTERS: Tiger survives costly penalty — and he’s still lurking

Golf fans around the world awoke Saturday morning to the news that Tiger Woods would start the third round at 1-under — rather than 3-under, where he finished Friday — after getting a penalty for an illegal drop during Day 2, but Woods rallies and sits just four shots back of the leaders.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: A waterfowler’s postseason garage sale

Outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay has some fun with some interesting sales items from his personal collection.

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Richt and Co. only coming as close as Tifton this year

Georgia coach Mark Richt won’t be coming to Albany this year, but he will be in Tifton on April 24.

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Kobe, 34, suffers season-ending — and possibly career-ending? — Achilles tear late Friday night

One of the greatest players in NBA history, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, tears his Achilles late Friday night during a win against Golden State, ending his season.

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Hudson, Braves stymie NL East rival Nats, move to ML-best 10-1

Tim Hudson gets two hits off counterpart Stephen Strasburg on Saturday as the Braves beat the Nats to win their eighth straight.

Second auditions set for ‘Forbidden Planet’

ALBANY — Theatre Albany will conduct a second round of auditions for the rock musical “Return to the Forbidden Planet” at 7 p.m.

Births - April 14, 2013

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from March 28-April 8.

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Start caring now to get more miles in life

Health & Fitness column

Most of us know a friend or family member (it may even be you!) who will drive a car until the wheels fall off. I had a friend that drove an old Honda that was almost 20 years old with 200,000 plus miles on it.

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You know, you look just like ...

Features column

‘See, I told you, Mom,” the young man said as he held his mother by the arm and turned her around in my direction, not two feet from me and uncomfortably teetering on the cusp of my personal space.

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Lieder is a serious leap into song literature

Music review

When one thinks of singing Schubert, the realization almost immediately comes to mind that he (she) is about to take a serious leap into the depth of song literature.

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WANEE PLAYERS

The lineup for the 2013 Wanee Music Festival:

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Wanee festival has become an area favorite

The annual Wanee Music Festival is an increasingly popular destination for Southwest Georgia music fans.

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Magic of '60s survives in Tuna's Kaukonen

The co-founder of surviving jazz-rockers Hot Tuna was also one of the original members of the Jefferson Airplane.

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Phoebe initiates child life program

On average, the child life specialist at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital sees 12 patients a day on the pediatric floor alone.

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DWS puts finishing touches on musical

“How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” is set for a three-day run next weekend.

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On the Job with Liz Gilmore

Staff writer J.D. Sumner held a Q&A with Liz Gilmore, CEO of Members United Credit Union.

Kitchen inspections for April 14, 2013

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

Patsy Aplin White

Patsy Aplin White died Thursday.

Norma Constance Smith Watson

Norma Constance Smith Watson died Wednesday.

Robert William Watson

Robert William Watson died April 1.

Willie C. Johnson

Willie C. Johnson died Saturday.

Mildred D. Ceasar

Mildred D. Ceasar died Saturday.

Essie Carter

Essie Carter died Saturday.

Lucy Bell Wilson

Lucy Bell Wilson died Thursday.

Terry Mack

Terry Mack died Thursday.

Catherine B. James

Catherine B. James died Saturday.

Margie Rine Clay

Margie Rine Clay died Thursday.

David R. Bullington

David R. Bullington died Saturday.

Squawk of the Day - April 14, 2013

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Two suspects jailed in Thursday killing

Charges made in Thursday night killing

Murder suspects jailed

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