News for Monday, March 18, 2013

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UGA women get No. 4 seed in NCAA tourney; ex-Westover star's team left out

Georgia's women's basketball team gets the No. 4 seed in NCAA tourney and meets 13th-seeded Montana on Saturday, while Florida Gulf Coast and former Westover star DyTiesha Dunson are left out of the big dance, despite a 27-6 record.

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Darton softball stays course despite recent issues

Following a dust-up between coaches during a recent Darton-Chipola softball game, head coach David Dews vows to never play the Florida powerhouse again and Dews’ father — legendary JUCO softball coach Gene Dews — leaves the team.

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Hawks fall to Dallas, 127-113

The Atlanta Hawks fall to Dallas, which is fighting for a chance to make the playoffs. The Mavericks help their cause with a 127-113 win against the Hawks on Monday in Atlanta.

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Headed to the Heartland

Today’s opener in Kansas will mark just the second time in history the Darton State College women’s basketball program will compete in NJCAA nationals — and this time they don’t plan on returning to Albany empty-handed.

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Local stars try out for NFL at ASU Pro Day

Albany State holds its Pro Day on Monday, giving its senior football players a chance to work out in front of several NFL scouts.

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Three-time Herald POY Land wins ACC Freshman of Year at Clemson

Monroe grad Mimieux Land, a three-time Herald Player of the Year, is named the Atlanta Coast Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field Freshmen of the Year.

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Woods, Vonn say they're dating

Tiger Woods and Olympic skiing champion Lindsey Vonn announce they are dating.

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ASU, DCSS at loggerheads over Albany Early College

Speaking before the School Board, ASU’s Freeman tells members “your interests and our interests are the same.”

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Medlen rocked, but Braves beat Phillies, 17-10

The Braves surrender 17 hits Monday --- 14 by starter Kris Medlen --- but still manage to find a way to beat the hated Phillies, 17-10.

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Officials respond to wreck

The Georgia State Patrol, Albany Fire Department, Albany Police Department and Dougherty EMS were the agencies who responded to a wreck on the 2300 block of Stuart Avenue across from the Deerfield-Windsor School at around 6 p.m. on Monday. Radio chatter indicates that a vehicle overturned, and one person was sent to the hospital.

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Airport tower closure would lead to delays

The FAA will announce sequester-forced air traffic tower closures Friday after viewing appeals.

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Dougherty sheriff brings suit against state

Dougherty Sheriff Kevin Sproul said the state owes his office more than $50,000 for attempts to deliver child recovery papers.

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County, city officials to make post office pitch

The Dougherty County Commission OKs SPLOST funding for law enforcement and Flint RiverQuarium projects.

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Sandberg book advice in reaching for stars

Opinion Column

Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” has sparked a debate about the role of women in America — and everywhere else. She’s a self-described feminist who has been pilloried by the professional feminists for what she’s written.

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Stakes rising in N. Korean situation

Editorial

Making a threat you can’t carry out is never a good tactic, whether on a personal or national level.

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Squawk of the Day - March 19, 2013

Pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald to read more squawks.

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Bright of the day - March 19, 2013

Pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald to read more Bright Side comments.

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‘Letting go’ doesn’t mean forgetting

Recently while having a discussion about letting go of past mistakes, I suggested that “letting go” is often confused with “forgetting” or “pretending mistakes did not happen” and simply moving on with life.

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Sumter murder conviction upheld

Anthony Terrell Smith was convicted of murder in connection with a June 2000 shooting in Americus.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for March 19, 2013

Brothers charged in aggravated assault.

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Shots fired on Gillespie Avenue

Police are investigating another drive-by shooting, this time with no injuries, Albany police officials say.

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APD urging people to lock their vehicles

Weapons and ammunition were taken out of at least three vehicles in Albany over the weekend, reports show.

Willie Flagler

Willie Flagler, 59, of Donalsonville, GA died Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Margie Davis

Margie Davis, 84, of Ocilla died Sunday, March 17, 2013.

Stanley E. Harp, Sr.

Stanley E. Harp, Sr., 69, of Albany died March 2013.

Laura Milner Tomberlin

Laura Milner Tomberlin, 98, of Ocilla, died Sunday, March 17, 2013.

Houston Johnny Page

Houston Johnny Page, 86, entered into rest Sunday, March 17, 2013.

William Lamont Davis, Jr.

Mr. William Lamont Davis, Jr. , 21, of Albany died Sunday, March 17, 2013.

Mary Lee Hudson Brashears

Mary Lee Hudson Brashears, 94, of Albany died Thursday, March 14, 2013.

William Howard Pollock

William Howard Pollock, 60, of Jefferson, Georgia died Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Betty Jean Reed Pitts

Betty Jean Reed Pitts, 65, of Fitzgerald, GA, died Friday, March 15, 2013.

Jerome Frank Parker

Jerome Frank Parker, died Monday, March 18, 2013.

Fernando Solis

Fernando Solis, 95, of Albany, GA, died March 16, 2013.

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Let us in!

Former Westover star DyTiesha Dunson has had a big impact on Florida Gulf Coast University in her first season — so much so, the Lady Eagles may very well land the school’s second-ever NCAA Tournament berth tonight when the field is announced.

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Should you have to prove citizenship before voting? Justices to weigh Arizona law

U.S. Supreme Court justices expressed some skepticism on Monday about an Arizona law that requires people registering to vote in federal elections to show proof of citizenship.

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U.S. soldier accused of Afghan killings faces 'sanity' review

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Judge finds two Ohio teens guilty in rape of girl

A grand jury has been summoned to investigate whether those who didn't cooperate with the investigation broke any laws.

Private jet crashes into Indiana neighborhood, two dead

Two survived the crash, authorities say.

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University of Central Florida shuts campus after police find explosives

The University of Central Florida closed its main campus in Orlando on Monday while police investigated an apparent suicide and a number of improvised explosives found overnight in a residence hall, the school said.

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Two die in drive-by shooting

Police on alert for possible retaliation

Albany police are on alert for a possible retaliation for Sunday’s shooting.

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