News for Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Man behind Te'o hoax admits love for N.D. star

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo says he created the hoax in which former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o fell for a fake, online girlfriend becauseTuiasosopo was in love with the football player.

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Latest A-Rod PED scandal has Yankees fuming

The Yankees were already disappointed with Alex Rodriguez, who hasn't played a full season since 2007 and will miss the first half of 2013 season following hip surgery, but the possible final straw came earlier this week when the latest accusations of A-Rod's use of PEDs have left the New York brass thinking about the voiding the contract of their $275 million third baseman.

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SUPER BOWL XLVII: 49ers DB Culliver bashes gays at Media Day on Tuesday --- then backs down from comments Thursday

Not many even knew who Chris Culliver was before Super Bowl Media Day, but following his crude and inflammatory anti-gay remarks, it has been a week the 49ers' cornerback would like to forget.

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ASU men win fifth straight game, women fall

The once-struggling Rams are suddenly red-hot, while the Lady Rams cool off Thursday when they lose to Clark Atlanta in the final minute.

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK/ROUNDUP: Respect on rise for Lee County boys hoops team; Sherwood honors Stanford milestone before home win

First the Trojans handed Bainbridge its only 1-AAAAA loss in the last five years, then following Tuesday’s overtime loss in the rematch with the Bearcats, Lee County’s boys had officially turned some heads.

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Iron fist

Randolph-Clay’s girls team is a close-knit, unselfish group of players who have climbed to the top spot in the Class A state rankings and The Herald Fab 5 Poll — but all they want is a state title.

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APD: Entering auto thefts show need for precautions

The Albany Police Department cautions residents to lock car doors to help prevent entering auto crimes.

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Burglar wanted for break-in at Mrs. Bea's

Video cameras catch images of a burglar in Mrs. Bea’s Restaurant on Jan. 18.

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Farm broker gets sentenced to prison

A Dougherty County man faces 15 months in prison for bribery and kickback crimes.

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Gas plant cleanup to start Feb. 11

A hazardous waste cleanup at a former Albany manufactured gas plant is expected to cost between $5 million and $10 million.

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Dabney, McAfee and Liberty House win Chamber awards

The Albany-Area Chamber of Commerce announces a new website and logo.

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Firearms keep the strong from overpowering the weak

Guest commentary

The recent school shooting in Connecticut was a national tragedy. As a father of seven children, I can comprehend the extreme pain and suffering that the families are enduring as a result of this senseless murder of children by a mentally disturbed young man. I am also an endowment member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

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Liberals and courts promote socialism

Letter to the editor

The Final Chapter has detected a sense of animosity from the name-calling in The Squawkbox. “Delusional Conservatives.”

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RiverQuarium worth Albany’s support

Letter to the editor

Citizens of Albany need to be thankful that Emily Jean McAfee has stepped forward to help secure the future of the Flint RiverQuarium and we should all support that effort.

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Obama’s immigration reform just amnesty

Letter to the editor

President Obama spoke at length in Colorado regarding “comprehensive immigration” reform. Once again the cry for amnesty echos in the hallways of Congress and hinterlands throughout the U.S. President Regain and President Bush were duped by the liberals and the Democrats into signing into law some form of “immigration” reform without first securing our southern border.

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Police/Fire/EMS Report - Feb. 1, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 42 incidents Wednesday and early Thursday.

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Crime Stoppers Most Wanted - Feb. 1, 2013

Clarence English of Albany is wanted for burglary and two counts of probation violation, Albany Area Crime Stoppers says.

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‘Movie 43’ misses heart of filmmaking

Movie Review

‘Movie 43” is a genius idea in theory. But in practice, it's missing the basics.

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Pew poll results raise concerns for churches

Religion column

There is much intriguing data in a comprehensive religion survey released last summer by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.

Burglar wanted for break-in at Mrs. Bea's

Video cameras catch images of a burglar in Mrs. Bea's Restaurant on Jan. 18.

Gas plant cleanup to start Feb. 11

A hazardous waste cleanup at a former Albany manufactured gas plant is expected to cost between $5 million and $10 million.

APD: Entering auto thefts show need for precautions

The Albany Police Department cautions residents to lock car doors to help prevent entering auto crimes.

Firearms keep the strong from overpowering the weak

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Kenneth Wessinger

We regret to announce the passing of Mr. Kenneth Wessinger, age 49, of Ashford, AL who passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Doris Simmons

Doris Simmons departed this life on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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Two injured in Atlanta middle school shooting

At least one person as wounded on Thursday in a shooting at Price Middle School in southeast Atlanta, local media reports said.

Norman Dewberry

Norman Dewberry, 87, of Camilla, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sammeria Mobley

Sammeria Mobley died January 30, 2013

Peter Walls

Funeral services for the late Peter Walls Jr., 2601 Habersham Road, Albany, Georgia who departed this life Thursday, January 24, 2013

Roderick Quimbly

Roderick Irving Quimbly, 33, of Augusta, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Boyd Bowman

Funeral services for the late Boyd Bowman Sr., 243 Flint River Road S.W., Riverdale, Georgia who departed this life Monday, January 21, 2013

Shuyrine Johnson

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Joyce Crandall

Joyce Hamilton Crandall, 84, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2013

Emma Gilbert

Emma Jean Gilbert og Morgan, GA died January 22, 2013

Emory Johnson

Emory Edwin Johnson died January 30, 2013, Climax, GA

Charles Ross

Charles A. Ross, age 67 of Pelham, Georgia

Joyce Annette Hearns Ford

Joyce Annette Hearns Ford,63 of Albany died Saturday January 26, 2013

Lue Lang

Lue Ellar Lang 85, of 148 Sam Scott Rd died Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Joseph Bryant

Joseph C. Bryant, Sr. of Plains, GA dies Saturday, January 26, 2013

James Fluker

James Fluker, who passed away at Pioneer Medical Center on January 29, 2013

Flora Lewis

Flora Lewis, 63 of Albany, died Thursday, January 31, 2013

Willie Davis

Willie Frank Davis, Sr., 85, of Camilla, died Saturday, January 26, 2013

Linda Wright

Linda Ingram Wright of Sumter, GA dies Saturday January 26, 2013

Essie M. Bronner

Essie Mae Bronner, Albany, died Wednesday January 30, 2013

Ruby Williams

Ruby Williams, 73, of Pelham, Ga., passed on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Charlotte Dodson Herring

Charlotte Dodson Herring of Bainbridge, GA, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Byron Boycher

Byron Guy Boycher, 55, of Leary, passed away, Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Annette Parrish

Annette Page Parrish departedthis life January 27, 2013

John Merritt

Mr. John H. Merritt, Jr., 81, passed away Thursday January 31, 2013

Frances Thomas

Frances Thomas, 89, of Pelham, Ga., passed on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Harold Hilton

Edward (Harry) Hilton, 81, of Leesburg, GA, died January 30, 2013

Lovie Dean Pittman

Lovie Dean Pittman, Albany, died Sunday January 27, 2013.

Eddie Grant

Eddie Lee Grant 68, of Colquitt, GA passed away at his residence Saturday January 26, 2013

Baby Rusk

Baby Rusk, infant son of Brandon and Britni Temples Rusk of Worth County, GA, died January 25, 2013

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Child held hostage for third day after Alabama shooting

A standoff stretched into a third day on Thursday with an Alabama man accused of fatally shooting a school bus driver and then taking a young boy hostage in an underground bunker equipped with electricity and food.

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Squawk of the Day 1 Feb 2013

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

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Albany Tech to offer associate of science in nursing

Albany Tech to offer AS in nursing. The new LPN-RN Bridge program will begin in the fall semester.

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Zimmerman wants trial delayed

Attorneys for the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with shooting Trayvon Martin want more time to prepare his case.

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Atlanta U.S. Rep. John Lewis wants 'automatic' voter registration

Atlanta U.S. Rep. John Lewis and several colleagues are pushing a bill that would automatically register people to vote.

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