News for Sunday, April 14, 2013

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Busch completes weekend sweep at Texas, makes history

Kyle Busch makes history in Friday's Nationwide win, then dusts the field late Saturday to sweep the NASCAR races at Texas over the weekend.

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Braves finish off Nats with sweep, move to MLB-best 11-1; Posey, Giants top Cubs in extras

It what was expected to be competitive, foreshadowing series between the Nats and the Braves turned into an Atlanta sweep Sunday following the Braves' 9-0 rout of Washington.

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German cyclist stops in, tours Albany during ride across U.S.

Levin Lessman has been riding his bicycle across the United States since August.

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MASTERS NOTEBOOK: Disappointing end for Woods’ quest of another green jacket as Tiger finishes tied for 4th

Tiger Woods bizarre, up-and-down Masters ends Sunday with Woods making a late charge before falling just a few shots short of ending his majors drought. (ADDS: notebook items on Tianlang Guan; Bubba Watson)

April 5-12 Big 10

Check out this week's top 10 stories!

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Brown: Students are stakeholders

Teacher of the Year Finalist Audrey Brown got a late start to her carer — at age 42.

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TOY Finalist chose teaching over law

DCSS Teacher of Year finalist had a career as a lawyer in mind before finding a new passion.

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Taping of McConnell was the violation

The recent kerfuffle over a secret recording of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign strategy meeting, which focused on opposition research about a likely opponent, actress Ashley Judd, has divided observers into two groups. One consists of those disturbed by the bugging of a private conversation. The other consists of people who were mostly offended by the content of the conversation, which concerned Judd’s emotional problems, and laughter about certain odd comments she has made over time.

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Sandy Hook showed just how bizarre the gun debate is

This effort cannot end with one burst of legislating. The commitment and the organizing unleashed on a vicious day in December cannot abate. Our discussion of guns finally reflects a sober national maturity. We cannot return to childish evasion.

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Thumbs Up!

See who earned this week’s Thumbs Up!

Gage O’Toole

Gage O’Toole died Saturday.

Harold Eugene Beard

Harold Eugene Beard died Friday.

Wendell Marlin Sr.

Wendell Marlin Sr. died April 9.

Wanda Sue Lee Claybough

Wanda Sue Lee Claybough died Saturday.

L.M. Bridges

L.M. "Doc" Bridges died Saturday.

Timothy Anderson

Timothy Anderson died Sunday.

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Bright side - Monday, April 15, 2013

Check out today's Bright Side!

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Squawk of the Day - Monday, April 15, 2013

Check out today's Squawk of the Day!

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Big 10 for the week of April 5-12, 2013

These are the most-read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of April 5-12, 2013.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - April 4-11, 2013

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail April 4-11, 2013. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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Hammers hand Panthers second straight loss

What started out as a dream beginning to their title defense season has turned into a nightmare as of late as the two-time defending champion Albany Panthers loses their second straight game Saturday night, this time to the Alabama Hammers, who take over sole possession of first place in the PIFL.

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