News for Monday, January 21, 2013

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Albany State men pick up win No. 3; Lady Rams fall

The Albany State men win for the second time in three games, while the Lady Rams drop a crucial game to conference foe Paine College. (ADDS: ASU's Thomas named Player of the Week; GSW swept by Armstrong)

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Herald 'Prep Peek'

Check out The Herald's weekly high school basketball "Prep Peek," which includes the latest girls and boys Fab 5 Poll, Quote of the Week, By the Numbers and the area's full schedule for this week.

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FAB 5 POLL: Randolph-Clay girls hang on to No. 1 spot

The Randolph-Clay girls stay at No. 1 after a scare from Calhoun County, which makes its debut at No. 5 in the Fab 5 Poll, and Monroe still rules the boys poll.

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Stephens, Serena set for quarterfinal showdown

Americans Sloane Stephens and Serena Williams won their fourth-round matches at the Australian Open and will face off early Wednesday in the quarterfinals.

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Hawks storm back to beat Minnesota

The Hawks overcome a 14-point halftime deficit, outscore the T-Wolves by 22 in the second half and come from behind for just their third win in their past 11 games.

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What now?

The expected retirement of tight end Tony Gonzalez is just one of the predicaments for the Atlanta Falcons heading into the offseason after Sunday’s heartbreaking loss to the 49ers in the NFC title game. (ADDS: Falcons QB pulls out of Pro Bowl; Moore, DeCoud added to NFC roster)

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Life’s negatives require elimination

The human body has processes by which it excretes or removes waste it has produced. These processes occur largely via the excretory and digestive systems of our bodies.

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Country icons of yesteryear still endure

This time of the year brings about something of a down time for the Grand Ole Opry. The historic spectacular of WSM Radio does not go into hibernation in January but there is less interest in the Opry in the first month than at any time of the year.

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Stan Musial truly was ‘The Man’

Baseball great Stan Musial died over the weekend. He was 92.

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Lance Armstrong’s fallen as far as he can

To the world-weary, Lance Armstrong’s confession to Oprah was just one more in a series.

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Government has plenty of work ahead

OK, the party’s over. Now, lawmakers and the White House need to get back to work.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for January 22, 2013

Albany Police are looking for two gunmen

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Albany celebrates MLK’s legacy - SPOTTED pics online

Judge reminds Civic Center audience that no oppressed people ever became free by dreaming about it.

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Former Tift County sheriff dies

Edd Walker served more than two decades as the county's top law enforcement officer.

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Care home ordinance expected to progress

A 120-day moratorium on personal care homes in Albany is expected to be lifted after tonight's City Commission meeting.

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Calhoun County Hospital downsizing

The Hospital Authority of Calhoun County has sold its assisted-living facility and is trying to sell its nursing home.

Thomas Allen Poole

Thomas Allen Poole, 57, Sylvester, died January 19, 2013

LaHoma Ruth Graham

LaHoma Ruth Graham, 76, Tifton, died January 20, 2013

James David Hilliard

James David Hilliard, Atlanta, died December 11, 2012

Margaret Hurst Smith

Margaret Hurst Smith, Leesburg, died January 20, 2013

Max Edward Houston, Sr.

Max Edward Houston, Sr., 81, died January 18, 2013

Nathaniel Linkhorn

Nathaniel Linkhorn, Riverdale, died January 21, 2013

Deborah Lynn Gilliand Walls

Deborah Lynn Gilliand Walls, 59, Leesburg, died January 19, 2013

Alice Biggs

Alice Biggs, 80, Columbus, OH, died January 20, 2013

Mary Head Freilich

Mary Head Freilich, 55, Shellman, died January 20, 2013

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Squawk of the Day - Jan. 22, 2013

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

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Shots fired into South Albany home Monday

Police are searching for two men they believe fired two shots into a South Albany home Monday morning.

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Shots fired into Albany home Monday

Two shots were fired in to a South Albany home Monday morning, police officials say.

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Shots fired into South Albany house Monday

Two shots were fired in to a South Albany home Monday morning, police officials say.

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House Republicans seek vote to extend debt limit to May 19

Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives have scheduled a vote on Wednesday on a nearly four-month extension of U.S. borrowing capacity, but the bill does not specify a dollar amount.

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Obama: Time to act

President Obama takes the oath of office to begin his second term.

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A day pulsing with history follows very old script

For once, the drumbeats of division receded and Americans of every ornery opinion gathered to witness history unfold in President Barack Obama's second-term inauguration.

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Brilliant brothers set up unique Super Bowl showdown

The San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens won their National Football League championships in stunning fashion on Sunday to set up an extraordinary sibling rivalry in next month's 47th Super Bowl.

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