News for Monday, July 2, 2012


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Spain fetes its soccer champs with happy abandon

MADRID -- Swathed in the red-and-yellow colors of Spain, hundreds of thousands packed central Madrid to give a hero's welcome Monday to "La Roja" -- the national soccer team that erased the country's gloomy mood by winning the Euro 2012 Championship with such flair.

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Tiger's next frontier: Winning majors

BETHESDA, Md. -- For all the endless parallels between the so-called new Tiger Woods and the old one, this was one comparison he didn't mind.

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Beckham out of Britain's Olympic squad

LONDON -- Britain's first men's Olympic soccer team since 1960 includes Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs but is missing the host nation's most iconic player. Former England captain David Beckham was absent from the list of 18 players announced Monday by the British Olympic Association.

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Wallace Spearmon wins 200 with no controversy; 100 meter women's tiebreaker cancelled

EUGENE, Ore. -- Wallace Spearmon took another step toward erasing the bad memories of his disqualification at the Beijing Olympics, overcoming a slow start to win the 200-meter final in 19.82 seconds at the U.S. trials.

Post 77 wins Albany Tournament

The Rockdale Post 77 American Legion baseball team was down big early in Sunday's championship game of the Albany Tournament. But like so many times before in 2012, Post 77 found a way to win.

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Saudi women fear post-Games persecution

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- While Olympic leaders and human rights advocates are encouraged by signs that Saudi Arabia may bow to pressure and send female athletes to the Summer Games, women athletes in the ultraconservative kingdom are worried about a backlash at home.

BOC chair candidates face off at forum

Incumbent Kathy Morgan and opponent Marcus Jordan faced off at a forum Thursday night.

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Covington firefighters battle mulch fire at recycling center

Covington firefighters battle fire at recycling center after compost pile erupts in flames.

Snapping Shoals offers tips on beating triple-digit heat

Snapping Shoals EMC offers energy-saving tips for homeowners.

AC service in high demand over weekend

Area air conditioning technicians were in high demand over the weekend due to record-breaking high temperatures.

Judge grants motion to quash subpoena

A judge granted a motion to quash a subpoena seeking information from the Newton Citizen for a defamation suit that would identify anonymous web posters.

Newton, Rockdale restaurant inspections for July 3, 2012

Newton,Rockdale restaurant inspections for July 3, 2012