News for Sunday, April 7, 2013


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COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton golf leading regionals after Day 1; Cavs baseball falls in 14 innings vs. ABAC

The Cavs are leading after the first round of the region championship, but coach Bill Jones wants his guys to play better and run away from the field today.

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Johnson continues domination, wins eighth time at Martinsville

Jimmie Johnson wins for a staggering 8th time at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday to vault him back to the points lead.

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Braves finish off Cubs with sweep as Freeman fumes

Freddie Freeman goes off before Sunday’s game against the Cubs, who score in the first inning but never score again in a 5-1 loss to Atlanta.

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This should be good ...

The hottest team of the NCAA tournament — No. 4 seed Michigan — meets the team everyone expected to be here — No. 1 Louisville — tonight in Atlanta for what should be a thrilling 2013 men’s NCAA National Championship game.

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U.S. political system gives extremists too much power

Opinion column

The National Rifle Association is facing attacks from Gun Owners of America for being too soft on gun control. This is like a double cheeseburger coming under severe criticism for lacking enough cholesterol.

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Thumbs Up! - April 8, 2013


Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial that focuses on positive things that are happening in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Lean on the world to save women, girls

Opinion column

The striking juxtaposition of the preternaturally perfect Angelina Jolie, waifish and wispy in a ghostly gown, and the scrappy Pakistani schoolgirl Malala, her face cruelly misshapen by the effects of a Taliban bullet to the head, captures the confluence of feminine power assembled here to "lean on" the world to save women and girls.

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Dougherty Jail Report - March 28-April 4, 2013

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail March 28-April 4, 2013. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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ACA tax credits would reach 9,300 in Dougherty and Lee counties

Roughly 9,300 people in Dougherty and Lee counties are expected to be eligible for premium tax credits to receive coverage under the new health care law.

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Clarinettist to perform at symphony finale

The performance is set for Saturday at the Albany Municipal Auditorium.

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Albany girl raises money for Cancer Coalition

People, Places & Things

Victoria Natoli's family has a history of breast and cervical cancer, her mother says. She and a friend went door to door asking neighbor to contribute to fighting cancer.

Joline Bateman Williams

Joline Bateman Williams died Sunday.

Charles W. Jordan

Charles W. Jordan died Saturday.

Edward Brown Jr.

Edward Brown Jr. died Sunday.

Joanne Railey Clipper

Joanne Railey Clipper died Saturday.

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Bright of the Day - April 8, 2013

Pick up a copy of the Monday Albany Herald to read about positive things in the community.

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Squawk of the Day - April 8, 2013

Pick up a copy of the Monday Albany Herald to see what folks are squawking about!

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FINAL FOUR: See ya Monday night!

No. 1 seed Louisville storms back to beat Cinderella Wichita State, which looked like it was going to shock the world before falling apart late in the NCAA tourney's Final Four.

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Big 10: March 29 - April 5, 2013

These were the most-read stories at for the week of March 29 through April 5, 2013. Click the headlines to read the full story.