News for Thursday, January 17, 2013

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With hoax revealed, many questions remain about Te'o

There’s no doubt the full story about the hoax surrounding Manti Te’o’s dying girlfriend will be told before April’s NFL Draft, and most believe the massive red flag will hurt his chances at being drafted as high as once projected. (ADDS: item on AP investigation into Te'o's continued mention of "girlfriend" after he "learned" she was fake).

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Injured again, American tennis star Baker out of Australian Open

American tennis star Brian Baker was forced to leave the court in a wheelchair after injuring his knee during his second round match at the Australian Open.

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Federer, Aussie favorite Tomic win, set for third-round clash

Tennis icon Roger Federer and rising star Bernard Tomic both advance at the Australian Open, setting up a match mane have waited to see since the draw was released.

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MLB NOTEBOOK: Posey, Heyward file for arbitration; five Braves to play in WBC

Leesburg native and San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey was among 133 players who filed for arbitration this week.

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Patriots love home field edge vs. Ravens

Freezing Foxborough was where New England held off Baltimore a year ago to reach the Super Bowl, and the Patriots hope history repeats itself Sunday in the AFC Championship rematch.

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ASU men’s hoops earns first conference victory; Lady Rams roll

Albany State fights back from a 12-point deficit midway through the second half to beat Lane and snap a six-game losing streak.

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Biggest challenge yet

No team in the NFL has been able to solve the riddle that is 49ers dual-threat quarterback Colin Kaepernick this season, and the Falcons had better hope they're the first that do come Sunday in the NFC title game.

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PREP HOOPS NOTEBOOK/ROUNDUP: R-C girls, Mitchell boys ready to defend No. 1 state power ranking tonight

Randolph-Clay’s girls and Mitchell County’s boys are grabbing the attention of the rest of the state after debuting at No. 1 in the season’s first Class A power rankings. (ADDS: roundup items on Crisp Academy-Valwood girls; Terrell Academy-Fullington boys, girls)

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Crime Stoppers 1-18-13

Police officials are looking for 19-year-old Dontavious Alexander Laster.

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Unemployment rate in Georgia inches upward

Data show a drop of 20.7 percent in initial unemployment insurance claim filings over the past year in Albany.

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Sotomayor is a model of heroism

Heroes come in all colors, sizes and genders. They speak different languages and overcome different obstacles, but they have one thing in common: They teach the old-fashioned virtues of courage, determination and self-reliance.

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Custodian arrested for enticing 14-year-old

The Department of Juvenile Justice announces that one of its Albany custodians is arrested for attempted sexual contact.

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High school athlete charged in rape case

A Westover High School student is under investigation for allegedly raping another student Jan. 7.

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Hunter-Gault gives ASU MLK Convocation address

A former CNN correspondent tells a gathering at Albany State University that education is the key to liberation.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 18, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 45 incidents.

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Blair offers State of Downtown address

The Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority board approved additional funding for a Pine Avenue streetscape project.

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Gov. Nathan Deal pitches legislative agenda

The Georgia Senate approves Gov. Nathan Deal's plan for hospital tax policy shortly after Deal presents his agenda for the state to lawmakers on Thursday.

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Terrell museum hosts quilt show

Activities at a Dawson quilt show begin at 6:30 p.m. today with a lecture by a certified quilt appraiser.

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House fire reported on Cone Street

A fire on Cone Street has been extinguished.

Jeanette Ann Hubbard Bailey

Jeanette Ann Hubbard Bailey, 50, Albany, died January 15, 2013

Luerine Jackson

Luerine Jackson, 79, Albany, died January 14, 2013

Eddie M. Wallace

Eddie Mae Wallace, 62, Albany, died January 16, 2013

Daniel Eugene Pollock

Daniel Eugene Pollock, 80, Leesburg, died January 13, 2013

Wilma Stone Berkshire

Wilma Stone Berkshire, Albany, died January 17, 2013

Robert Leslie Douglas

Robert L. Douglas, 80, died January 11, 2013

Donald Edward Smith

Donald Edward Smith, died January 13, 2013

Elizabeth Griffin Jones

Elizabeth Griffin Jones, 84, died January 13, 2013

Bob R. Shaver

Bob R. Shaver, 76, Albany, died January 13, 2013

Shirley Mae Wallace Patrick

Shirley Mae Wallace Patrick, 64, Albany, died January 17, 2013

Julia Redding Burns

Julia Redding Burns, 62, Tifton, died January 17, 2013

Raymond Clower

Raymond Clower, 94, Albany died January 17, 2013

Mr. Lonnie Spears

Lonnie Spears, 76, died January 9, 2013

Mary Lee Lamons

Mary Lee Lamons, 81, Albany, died January 11, 2013

Brenda J. Raybon

Brenda J. Raybon, 61, died January 17, 2013

Minnie L. Gilbert

Minnie Lee Gilbert, 81, Albany, died January 13, 2013

Contessa Brown Butler

Contessa Brown Butler, 27, Sylvester, died January 10, 2013

Darrell J. Lambert

Darrell J. Lambert, 51, died January 17,2013

Okesene T. Lealaiauloto

Okesene T. Lealaiauloto, 55, Tifton, died January 11, 2013

William Willard Josey

William Willard Josey, 81, Bainbridge, died January 16, 2013

Albert Davis, Jr.

Albert Davis, Jr., 93, died January 15, 2013

Doris Moree Wallace

Doris Wallace, 89, died January 14, 2013

Ned Melton

Ned Melton, Smithville, died January 9, 2013

Evelyn Roberts

Evelyn Roberts, 81, Damascus, GA died January 16, 2013

Artie C. Frazier

Artie C. Frazier, 55, Camilla, died January 14, 2013

Bonnie L. Nasworthy

Bonnie L. Nasworthy, 83, Irwinville, died January 17, 2013

Rosa B. Jones

Rosa B. Jones, 77, Lumpkin, died January 13, 2013

Dorothy Skipper Elkins

Dorothy Skipper Elkins, 83, Donalsonville, died January 16, 2013

Linda Sue Davis

Linda Sue Davis, Fort Lauderdale, FL died January 9, 2013

Joseph Williams, Sr.

Joseph Williams, Sr., Vienna, died January 17, 2013

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Squawk of the Day - Jan. 18, 2013

For more squawks, pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald.

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Ryan, Republicans considering increase to debt ceiling

U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said his party is considering pressing for only a short-term extension of U.S. borrowing authority

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'The Last Stand' Review: A Perfectly Good Car Commercial Marred by Dialogue

No one was expecting former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's return to the big screen to be a collaboration with Whit Stillman or Lars Von Trier. But even by the big, loud standards of a big, loud Schwarzenegger movie, "The Last Stand" feels like a succession of pitches that never amount to a script.

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Trayvon Martin's mother urging repeal of Fla.'s 'Stand Your ground' law

The mother of Trayvon Martin urged lawmakers on Wednesday to throw their support behind a bill that would repeal Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law, which she blamed for the death of her son who would have turned 18 on Feb. 5.

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Detective: Prankster registered as 'Obama' in 2008

A county detective is trying to figure out how an apparent prankster was able to fill out a 2008 voter registration card signed "Barack H. Obama."

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APD: Information needed to locate three wanted men

Albany Police Department officials would like the community's help in locating three wanted men.

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State unemployment up slightly in December

Data show a drop of 20.7 percent in initial unemployment insurance claim filings over the past year in Albany.

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Ga. school system considers year-round calendar

A proposed year-round school calendar would have students in one of Georgia's largest school systems heading back to class in future school years as early as July 25.

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Minus Smith, Hawks snap skid, smash red-hot Nets, 109-95

The Hawks, who suspended their leading scorer Josh Smith before the game, get a career-high 28 points from Jeff Teague and, after losing six of seven, come up with a surprising 109-95 win to stop Brooklyn's seven-game winning streak Wednesday night.

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Not Joshing

Josh Smith -- Atlanta's highly paid and oftentimes low-energy superstar -- is suspended by the Hawks on Wednesday afternoon for conduct detrimental to the team.

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Te'o's story of dying girlfreind discovered as a hoax

Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o's seemingly tragic story of his girlfriend dying of leukemia has been revealed as a hoax that was possibly perpetuated by Te'o for publicity.

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Darton softball inks eight players for 2013-14

The Lady Cavs reload with talent at all positions Wednesday when it signs a star-studded new class of players.

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Missouri embarrasses UGA; resurgent Auburn falls to Arkansas in doube OT

Georgia is no match for SEC newcomer Missouri on Wednesday night, while Auburn loses a barnburner against Arkansas in double overtime.

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