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WALB News 10 Archives, April, 2004


Thursday 4/1/2004

10 Country: Bill's Swinging Business

An Evening With Rosalynn Carter

Love of work keeps 84 year-old on the job

Making a change later in life

Man dies in ATV wreck

New cat species at Chehaw

Phoebe Putney promoting health in the community

Review Panel unconstitutional?

Three men bust into store



Friday 4/2/2004

Albany singer shows grit at festival

Americus man charged with murdering coworker

Chase suspect faces felony charges

Corrective reading improves test scores

Dawson man killed in wreck

Farmers worry over rising production costs

Fraud victim fights to regain identity

Hewitt agrees to new contract

Local Sports Scoreboard-April 3, 2004

Pro cowboys compete in ABAC rodeo

Rams wrap up spring drills

Rookie leads BellSouth field by 2 shots

State legislators still working

Teens plead guilty to underage drinking

VSU professor wins state award




Saturday 4/3/2004

ASU clears black professor accused of racial hostility.

ASU day at the stadium

Governor celebrates homecoming at ABAC

Grits, Grits and more Grits

Local Sports Scoreboard-April 3, 2004

Teen dies in crash



Sunday 4/4/2004

Another deadly weekend wreck in South Georgia

Car and train collide

Consolidation hearings set for next week

Local Sports Scoreboard-April 3, 2004

Martin Luther King Remembered

Military plane crash kills two Moody AFB pilots

Not smoking good for profits?

Pager helps boy battle cancer

Suspect shot by police officer during crossfire



Monday 4/5/2004

ASU clears black professor of racial hostility

Bishop commends Valdosta

Bond doubtful for accused murderer

Bookstore relocates to mall

Car salesman accused of ripping off customers

Children escape burning home

Churches celebrate Holy Week

Diesel prices follow gas prices

Going to burn? Get a permit

Local Sports Scoreboard-April 5, 2004

Man dies in high speed chase

Moody mourns pilots' deaths

Popular police chief leaving

Radio Museum connects generations

School death investigation near completion

Schools snack their way to new computers

Senate candidate weighs in on jobs

Shootings may be gang-related

South Georgia police chief leaves force



Tuesday 4/6/2004

Construction worker drowns

Albany City Manager's job remains in limbo

Biker in critical condition after collision

County residents heat up over Albany/Dougherty merger

D.O.T. encourages safety in work zones

Developer will begin Lee Farms

Ft. Benning honors fallen soldiers

Gas up and send a package

Mother/Daughter get GED's

Nutrition taught to Spanish speaking families

Pearson woman dies in wreck

Proposed development has pros and cons

Shooting may involve gangs

Students on "Potty Patrol"

SWGA Teacher = National Teacher of the Year

Teachers urge CRCT practice at home

Too much TV for toddlers?

Truck flips on rural road

Woman sentenced for killing daughter

Youth program turns out success stories




Wednesday 4/7/2004
10 Country: Bill's Accidental Success

Accidental drowning in Kinchafoonee Creek

Aluminum flags keep insects away

Attendance remains low at consolidation hearings

Change your lifestyle, improve your health

City has new police chief

HOPE negotiations in final stretch

Investigation ends with no findings

Local Sports Scoreboard-April 7, 2004

Marine band members get college help

Moultrie man's life sentence cut to 12 years

New Lowe's opens in Valdosta

Radio welcomes music with a message

Senior citizens show off fashion

Staying home

Student artists show off their work

Subway super-spokesman comes to town

SWAT team opens for testing

Teen falls asleep at wheel and dies

Third grader wins piano

Thomas U. softball now at number one

Valdosta business robbed at gunpoint

Vet awarded medals for fighting Korean War



Thursday 4/8/2004

10 Country: Bill's Accidental Success

Blueberry plant opens in Homerville

Club honors excellent youth

College students learn the dangers of alcohol use

Commission takes comments at final hearing

Donation will feed thousands in South Georgia

First April Shower

Fraud victim reclaims identity

GSW ready to raise dome

Hail pounds South Georgia

How did Americus get its name?

Local Sports Scoreboard-April 8, 2004

Misdialed phone call saves life

Moody remembers pilots

Nasty yard lands man in jail

Rain causes problems in Good Life City

Students dismal on finance

Tourism is a big draw for Americus




Friday 4/9/2004

Albany man wanted for hitting girlfriend

Albany student good citizen

Avoid Easter egg danger with proper preparation

Coming up on WALB News 10

Dawson man's yard cleaned, still in jail

Food for Thought

Gay student makes complaint against religious school

Gourd toys used to enhance zoo animal activity

GSW ready to raise dome

Jailer sentenced to prison

Moody comes to grips with comrades' deaths

Mrs. Christine Shiver

Police Chief resigns

Students take Prom Promise

Unusual burglaries have cops on the lookout

Vanda M. Wilson

Webster, Coleman immersed in new team

Will more people attend Easter Church because of hit movie?



Saturday 4/10/2004

Bikers rev up to save lives

Deadly weekend for S. GA motorists

Defense shines in GSU spring game

Kindervision comes to S. GA

Music and movie pirates caught at flea market

Officer to run for sheriff

Peanut fire destroys warehouse



Sunday 4/11/2004

Churches celebrate Easter holiday

Gourds take over Chehaw

Local Sports Scoreboard-April 11, 2004



Monday 4/12/2004
1148th Transportation Group flight on hold

Albany band making good use of lucky break

Albany pirates were big money enterprise

Berrien woman dies in crash

Budget cuts hard on So. Georgia school systems

Clyattville Elementary gets new guitar lab

Consolidation study needs a tune-up

Construction begins on Berrien YES center

DC Commissioners consider ways to save landfill

EEE victim returns to school

Ephedra ban stands

Home gutted by fire, arson suspected

Local Sports Scoreboard-April 12, 2004

NAACP calls for judge's dismissal

New museum honors FDR

Perdue to start special session soon

Young shooting victim doing better



Tuesday 4/13/2004

Blitch will not run for re-election

Budget cuts hard on So. Georgia school systems

EEE victim takes big step in recovery

Flower shop opens new location

Frightened business owners arm themselves

Gas price gouging?

Lee County looking for money to help public services

More unrest in ASU's English Department

New Jersey man wanted in South Georgia

Officials to stockpile flu shots

Rivercenter opening delayed

South Georgians stung by Internet scams

Task Force to create more housing

Tax day looms in near future

Teen battles cancer while learning at home

Toddlers march for cystic fibrosis

Tree crashes through house

Two arrested in unsolved murder



Wednesday 4/14/2004

Albany airport looking for growth

Albany man wins big in Biloxi

Albany Tech's GED testing resumed

City clerk arrested for tipping off suspects

D. A. accused of swapping sex for favors

Dawson man out of jail

Deadline approaching for filing taxes

Dogwood Winter sweeps across SWGA

Education jobs at risk

Fallen tree makes neighbors feel lucky

Familiar foe

Flowers introduces new bread

Hammonds signs with Clemson

Local Sports Scoreboard-April 14, 2004

Lowe's opens in Valdosta

Millennium Mall ransacked by thieves

More unrest in ASU faculty

Rainfall Gauge

Rams ready to defend title

Republican challenges Bishop for Congressional seat

Senate hopeful visits S. GA

South Georgia Woman Writes Her First Book

Tea Time in Thomasville

Tires pile up mountain of problems

Wetland study teaches class life lessons



Thursday 4/15/2004

10 Country: Marc's Home Museum

Alice Louise Page Hayes

College presidents want tuition hikes

Danny's Pizza

District Attorney under investigation

Douglas History

Downtown Douglas

Ellis' career up to Governor

Future cotton gin will make more jobs

Gang shoots into Albany home

Girl urges ATV riders to wear helmets

Lee County looking for money to help public services

Local NAACP chapter speaks out about suspicious death

Lowndes Co. spotlights 911 dispatchers

More teacher job cuts may come

Papa Bowden donned his first whistle in Douglas

PJP calls for judge's review

Post office open late for last minute filers

Public Works monitoring overtime

Sheriff candidate receiving death threats

South Georgia College pushes facilities

South Georgians will advise state on 911 systems

Tension in English Department has been around for years

Tifton teen charged with death

Woman found dead in cemetery




Friday 4/16/2004
Attorney says dismissal was "retaliation"

Cleaning up in South Georgia

Construction to begin on new cardiac center

Digging in the dirt

Food for Thought
Hospitals in desperate need of blood

Lee paramedic "Director of the Year"
Poker and bikers hope to cure cancer
Six trailers destroyed by fire
South Georgia Man Hits it Big
South Georgia senator will seek re-election

Stolen goods recovered from Mall burglary

Students clean up Police Station yard

Students prepare for safe Prom
Three arrested in Berrien woman's murder
Valdosta woman arrested for stabbing
Westover tandem moves on
Woman urges teens not to drink and drive
Woman won't rest 'til special car is found 




Saturday 4/17/2004
Two die in separate wrecks

C.H.E.E.R. U.P. gets girls pepped up

Church members clean up Dougherty

Four chosen as Democratic convention delegates

New park in Dougherty

Runners train for marathon

Stunt man performs for crowd



Sunday 4/18/2004

Albany man dies in crash

Church expansion to benefit congregation and community

Fire destroys home

Fire forces Wal-Mart to evacuate

Golf official sport of business?

Local Sports Scoreboard-April 18, 2004

Police urge parking lot safety

Rainfall Gauge

Rams clinch fourth straight title





Monday 4/19/2004

A clown to help cancer patients cope

Albany "Clean-up" nets 70 tons

Consolidation idea sits idle

Council to decide fate of Asst. Police Chief

Cyclist touring Peach State

Drug smugglers busted in Lowndes

Governor kicks off state-wide bus tour

Officers suspended after joyride

On-line auction raises money for scholarships

Protesters decry littering sentence

Protesting about police brutality continues

Rainfall Gauge

Recruiting up despite increased casualties in Iraq

Rose Festival is this week

South Georgia D. A. released on bond

Students #1 in Georgia for blood donations

Taylor files paperwork to seek governor's seat

Victims' Rights golf tournament raises funds

Water restrictions may return

Woman survives fatal car accide, nt<, /A,>,




Tuesday 4/20/2004

Albany Senior Invitational tees off with new series sponsor

11 year old boys set apartment on fire

Albany man robbed

Boat spill on I-75

Columbine forced second look at school safety

Commissioners question city manager

County officials want adult novelty store to follow rules

Court appearance draws protesters; strong words

Dawson Judge defends actions

Doctors, lawyers at odds on malpractice reform

Gambling machines confiscated

"Heart of Georgia" rolls into town

Local Sports Scoreboard-April 20, 2004

Noise ordinance causes confusion

Rainfall Gauge

Retirement home turns 40

Robbers laugh and run away

S & W Irrigation and Equipment, Inc.

Senator Bowen announces retirement

SGMC donates defibrillators

South Georgia city bans smoking in some public places

Teen is crushed by truck

Trees give hope to victims and their families

Troops still need your support

VPD promotes gun safety




Wednesday 4/21/2004

Arrest in Dawson murder case

Bill would legalize importing prescription drugs

Cain opens field office in Valdosta

Camilla serving up tennis early this year

Cipollini wins 2nd stage in Tour de Georgia

Crime ceremony focuses on kids

Crime Survivor Shares Story

Dooley wins Football Foundation honor

Ferst books would help students get ready for school

GEMA grant improves firefighting skills

Godwin hoping to finish strong this year

House of 100 Roses

Judge mulls map

Local Sports Scoreboard-April 21, 2004

Million dollar drug bust in Echols

MRI unit remains open until Friday

School chief charged after shotgun blasts

Students prove cans can help build homes

Suspended cop investigated

Teeing off to help the Chamber

Victims of crime are remembered

Young running off to Mercer



Thursday 4/22/2004

Armstrong kicks it into high gear

Albany police receive thousands of dollars for homeland security

Anniversary Tour stops in Adel

Brother, sister take volunteer awards

Cairo soldier returns home

Cook supports high school sports

Depression era structure houses modern CofC

Fox's Pizza named top business

GSW honors Carters and focuses on capital campaign

Heart and Soul Tour hits Thomasville

Improvements will add culture to downtown

Local business manager indicted

Local Sports Scoreboard-April 22, 2004

Mason gets off to fast start at Albany Senior

NAACP calls for School board president's resignation.

New track looks to be a boon to motorsports

Preschoolers plant trees

Rainfall Gauge

Reed Bingham draws water lovers

Repair shop brings new jobs

School investigation cost taxpayers thousands

SGMC dragway has high hopes

State business leaders tour Valdosta

Students study landmark decision on Law Day

The Tea House is a must in Cook County

Valdosta teen dies in wreck





Friday 4/23/2004

ASU signs scholars

Drey Line team seeks to utilize potential

FBI checks crop-duster pilots and owners

Federal judge rules on redistricting

Fitzgerald kicks off heritage celebration

Flag protesters dog governor's trail

Food for Thought

Governor Perdue goes to Moultrie

Governor visits South Georgia cities

Lee grows, residentially and commercially

National competition splashes in south Georgia

Pools hurt by budget, lifeguard shortage

Rose Festival blooms in Thomas County

Senior tournament completes two rounds

Smith eyes NFL draft

Take a tour of Albany's ugliest places

Two teams share lead at GSGA 4-ball

Westover senior ready for military

Wreck victim, source of APD probe, transferred



Saturday 4/24/2004

2nd Annual Flea Festival

Children enjoy Fishing Fantasy

Christmas comes early for needy homeowners

Coyote Run Motocross Park host big race

Dogs crowned at Bark in the Park

Ealey signs with Gators

Love loves his design in Valdosta

Mason finishes strong

South Georgia athletes help their health

Spectators awestruck by model planes



Sunday 4/25/2004
15-year old named Eagle Scout

Back to back!

Best Rangers go for the prize

Choir places 1st in national competition

Churches rally for City Wwwr

Falcons get defensive with first pick

Fatal wreck may involve alcohol

It's Jacksonville!

Local Sports Scoreboard-April 25, 2004

Maddox joins Smith in Jacksonville

Pat Tillman's regiment remembers

Rainfall Gauge

Rynders plans to run again



Monday 4/26/2004

1148th Transportation Unit sending convoys to Iraq

Armed robber recognized by witnesses

Deerfield student takes prestigious UGA scholarship

Former Dog's dad man kills girlfriend, self

Janice Allen Jackson will keep her job

Journalists work for free, learn a lot

Local Sports Scoreboard-April 26 2004

Man survives toxic snake bite

Mosquito spraying begins in Valdosta

Mull qualifies to run for Dougherty County Clerk

NAACP calls for school board president's resignation

Police Investigator Indicted

Rainfall Gauge

Rape survivor shares her story

Saba qualifies to run for sheriff again

School board chairman running for re-election

Seatbelts save lives

Still no identification for Brooks body

Sumter Sheriff Qualifying

Wreck claims life of 9-year-old boy



Tuesday 4/27/2004
Albany life-savers are applauded
Candidate says he can see better than most
Chamber tours MCLB
City Manager's supporters unhappy with decision
Lady Patriots sprint to region track title
Local Sports Scoreboard-April 27 2004
Maschke qualifies for School Board
Missing eight-year-old found dead
More candidates qualify in Dougherty County
NCAA puts Auburn hoops on probation
News from the House Agriculture Committee
No real relief for Jackson
Pastor's after-school program is helping parents
Rainfall Gauge

Sherwood building to the future

State park has record low water levels

Student gets national speech award

Student honors given at Darton

Students learn about nature at Reed Bingham

Students melding minds, winning competition

Veteran receives diploma six decades late

Wardogs inviting Albany to Columbus

Woman claims tax preparer falsified return





Wednesday 4/28/2004
A one-stop shop opens in Albany

Albany attorney joins race for U.S. Senate

Bombs threats no joking matter

Campbell runs for State Senate

Davis signs with Lady 'Canes

Dougherty County schools thank partners in excellence

D-W's Taylor ready to defend three titles at the GISA track meet

Foreign coffee growers plea for more fair trade

Lady Knights ace the field at GISA tennis tournament

Mentors needed in Tifton

Meth bust on county line

NAACP investigates claims of college discrimination

New businesses move to downtown Valdosta

Rainfall Gauge

School chief talks about shotgun incident

Still no id on body found in Brooks

Students earn sweet reward

Students walk for a cure

Teen charged with Aggravated Sodomy

Tucker may be blazing a trail to Macon

VSU wins strategic planning award


Thursday 4/29/2004
10 Country: Donna's Superman

Bank unveils new facility

Brooks body identified

Coming up on WALB News 10

Controversial police officer fired from the force

Golden submits resignation

Investigation recommends more training on crisis plan

Job Fair presents opportunities

Lee leaves UMass

Local Sports Scoreboard-April 29, 2004

Love Affair attracts thousands

Man's cross-country journey ends in tragedy

MCLB sends heavy metal to battle zone

More children starting fires

Phoebe Putney named to top performance list

Police ID teen sodomy suspect

Sales Department Contacts

School system receives GEMA award

Scouts award distinctive woman

Seniors can soon enroll for discount cards

Starting from scratch

Survivors kick off Relay

Suspect in custody after bus hijack

The flavor of Tifton

Tifton and Albany share history

Tifton is a crossroads in south Georgia

Worth school officials terminated





Friday 4/30/2004

Albany bank robbed

Americus Democrat will not run again for House

Armed and dangerous men on the run

Campaign season to start soon

Cheney in South Georgia?

Downtown Moultrie features history, good food

Faulkner transfers from VSU

Food for Thought

Half dozen qualify for sheriff

Historic Colquitt Co. supports downtown Moultrie

Lee man arrested for molestation

Love Affair features more than art

Major adjustments

New company brings work to Lowndes County

New company brings work to Lowndes County

Paralyzed man warns swimmers

Pediatricians Reach Out and Read

Quite a buzz in Crisp County

Relay for Life makes war on cancer

Relay for Life makes war on cancer

Shriners gather in Valdosta

Shriners gather in Valdosta

Taylor, Callaway break records at GISA track meet

The Dogs are in Dawson

VSU student displays art work


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