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The Albany Police Depart is engaged in a recruitment campaign to get its officer corps up to full strength. APD is budgeted for 214 officers, and right now is about 20 officers short of that level, andMore >>
The Albany Police Depart is engaged in a recruitment campaign to get its officer corps up to full strength. APD offers the training program for people who do not already have POST certification. Starting salary for a rookie officer is over $33,000 annually.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:55 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:55:33 GMT
The city has settled a lawsuit over more than $2 million in unpaid federal loans owed by the owners of Albany Heights. City attorney Nathan Davis announced that the city had accepted a deed and $110,000More >>
The city has settled a lawsuit over more than $2 million in unpaid federal loans owed by the owners of Albany Heights.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:52:29 GMT
An Albany man is trying to get his stolen property returned, after it was taken from his Cumberland Lane home Tuesday, and his camera got a partial look at the culprits. He said that two people brokeMore >>
An Albany man is trying to get his stolen property returned, after it was taken from his Cumberland Lane home Tuesday, and his camera got a partial look at the culprits.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:44 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:44:53 GMT
Animal shelters and organizations across Georgia are getting a boost from grants totaling $125,000. Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black made the announcement Wednesday.More >>
Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black made the announcement Wednesday that the Spay and Neuter grants will be split between 19 recipients as part of the Dog and Cat Sterilization Program.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:35 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:35:43 GMT
Just before 1:30 Wednesday morning, Officers from the Valdosta Police Department responded to a noise complaint at the Grove Apartment Complex at 2201 Baytree Road. They heard gunshots, and found AricMore >>
Just before 1:30 Wednesday morning, Officers from the Valdosta Police Department responded to a noise complaint at the Grove Apartment Complex at 2201 Baytree Road.More >>
December 13, 2007
Albany - - It can be a deadly combination- teenagers and steroids. Thursday, a long-awaited report from Major League Baseball linked dozens of big-name players to illegal performance enhancing drugs. Many young athletes are influenced by the pros.
Barry Bonds and Marion Jones have been the big names of scrutiny lately. Now other athletes, including Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, and Gary Sheffield are now popping up in question on whether they too used illegal drugs to help them perform.
Jason Jones and Christopher Edwards are local stars on the basketball court at Westover High School. Both are on their way to college with several offers on the table.
"I heard a couple of guys on the football team say something about one person being on steroids but you never know until you see it happen and stuff," Jones says.
They admit talk of steroids often runs rampant among young athletes. But talking and doing are two separate things.
"You're cheating the game. If you aint playing fair, you're cheating the game," Edwards added.
We all know young people emulate who and what they see on TV. A new report out links several professional athletes to using steroids.
The Mitchell Report, released Thursday, lists more than 75 athletes, including former Braves players David Justice, John Rocker, Gary Sheffield and more than a dozen Yankees past and present. They are all associated with either steroids or human growth hormones.
"Were very alarmed that it might be occurring in younger children," says Dr. Joyce Neal.
She says steroids use is dangerous, especially for young people.
"In a child, it actually will stunt your growth and it increases your risk of liver cancer, liver injury," she adds.
It's enough to convince these future stars. When it comes to performance drugs, they say they're steering clear.
"If they're in the highest level of athletics, why take steroids?" Jones said.
They want to win because of their unaltered abilities.
"If you're using this and that makes you excel over somebody that works hard, I don't feel that's right," Edwards said.
The Mitchell Report is the end of a 20 month investigation by former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, who happens to be a director of the Boston Red Sox.
Steroids can also make users aggressive. Doctors say, when taken out of a physician's care, they're often abused and can have irreversible long term side affects.