News for Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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A-Rod linked to new PED probe; MLB investigating

A Miami wellness clinic is at the center of the latest performance-enhancing drug scandal, and one of the many big names on the client list is a familiar one: New York Yankees’ All-Star slugger Alex Rodriguez.

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Newcomer Upton already feeling at home with Braves

New Braves slugger Justin Upton, who says he can’t wait to bring a title to the Peach State, is introduced Tuesday during his first news conference in Atlanta.

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Behind 21 steals, Crisp Academy girls win 14th straight

Led by Herald Super 6er Madi Mitchell’s 19 points, the two-time defending state champion Crisp Academy girls basketball team appears on a crash course for a third trip after winning their 14th straight game Tuesday night.

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Bainbridge boys, girls sweep Lee in pair of nailbiters

The Herald No. 5 Bearcats avenge their lone region loss of the season to Lee on Tuesday in overtime, while the Lady Bearcats edge the Lady Trojans, 46-45.

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SUPER XLVII: Media Day a media circus — as always

Highlighted by an appearance from Katherine Webb --- Miss Alabama and A.J. McCarron's girlfriend who stole the show at the BCS Championship game --- as an "Inside Edition" correspondent, Super Bowl Media Day was its usual zany sideshow Tuesday.

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SUPER XLVII: Moss: I’m ‘greatest’ receiver ever — but afterthought to 49ers

Always known to speak his mind, 49ers receiver Randy Moss does just that Tuesday at Super Bowl Media Day, saying quite a few things that's likely to ruffle some feathers --- even on his own team.

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Extra! Extra!

Super Bowl Media Day in New Orleans was, as usual, fun, lighthearted and beyond interesting, but things took a dark turn when Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was asked about a Sports Illustrated report Tuesday that claims he knowingly took a banned substance to return from injury quickly.

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No economy in Mama’s stories

The Dixie Diva column

It was one of those days, the kind when you have a lot of work to do and none of it you want to do so you just piddle.

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Theatre Albany takes on Texas-sized tale

The theater on Friday will raise the curtain on its third performance of a play written by the late Horton Foote.

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Pruning for renewed life in azaleas

Three years ago I moved from Northeast Iowa back to Albany. I had lived and gardened in Iowa for 40 years, and I was comfortable with the black dirt and Midwest seasons and plants. Because I knew nothing about horticulture in Southwest Georgia, I enrolled in the Master Gardener course before I had even unpacked.

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Education Briefs - Jan. 30, 2013

Here's a look at what's happening in area schools.

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Officials propose stripping TSPLOST 'penalty'

Governments in regions that did not pass the TSPLOST currently have to pay 30 percent of all road-related construction costs.

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Squawk of the Day - Jan. 30, 2013

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

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RiverQuarium eliminates CEO position

Aquarium board members say the decision is a cost-cutting measure.

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Kerry breezes through confirmation

Editorial

A dozen years ago, a Democratic presidential candidate asked a relatively unknown Midwestern senator to give the keynote speech at the party’s national convention.

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Trio brings new life and energy to downtown’s State

Opinion column

The more they talked, the more enthusiastic the three young men became. It was an enthusiasm that was contagious.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 30, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 37 incidents.

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Eight defendants face trial

The defendants face a gang-related malice murder case, according to indictments.

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Chamber’s 103rd annual dinner set

Tickets are still available to for the 103rd Annual Albany Area Chamber of Commerce dinner Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn downtown.

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Darton to host Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Nearly 200 area middle and high school students will compete in the 41st annual Darton State College Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Friday.

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Purple Heart Quail Hunt returns

Military servicemen come from all across the country to relax and hunt quail on Southwest Georgia plantations.

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Soldier with new arms determined to be independent

After weeks of round-the-clock medical care, Brendan Marrocco insisted on rolling his own wheelchair into a news conference using his new transplanted arms. Then he brushed his hair to one side.

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One arrest connected to Sunday knife assault

According to Albany police, a woman hinders an investigation while her son is wanted to answer questions.

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Florida man's license restored as state drops fraud allegation

License renewed in Florida case.

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Big Daddy’s loses alcohol license

Four of five Albany nightclubs cited by law enforcement for severe illegal activities retain their alcohol licenses.

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US Senate panel approves Kerry for secretary of state

U.S. Senator John Kerry on Tuesday won the unanimous support of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday to replace Hillary Clinton as President Barack Obama's new secretary of state.

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Obama to tread carefully in immigration debate

President Barack Obama will move cautiously into the debate over U.S. immigration reform on Tuesday, seeking to build momentum for a new bipartisan plan to offer a pathway to citizenship for the country's 11 million illegal immigrants.

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Bomb threats have Worth schools on alert

Three different threats are called in against Worth County schools Monday and Tuesday.

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Parent of 6-year-old Newtown victim heckled during testimony

Parents of children killed in the Newtown school shooting called for better enforcement of gun laws and tougher penalties for violators Monday at a hearing that revealed the divide in the gun-control debate, with advocates for gun rights shouting at the father of one 6-year-old victim.

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