News for Sunday, April 24, 2005

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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

The Daily Post gives a thumbs up to Gwinnett citizens who have stood apart this week.

Youth Roundup: Collins Hill wins South Carolina tourney

The 11U Collins Hill baseball team went 5-0 to capture the USSSA Major 11U Championship at Heritage Park in Simpsonville, S.C. on April 10.

Cub Scouts celebrate 75th anniversary

EDITOR'S NOTE - The following story was researched and written by members of Cub Scout Pack 846 of the Sugarloaf United Methodist Church in Suwanee.

Post staffers earn AP awards

ATLANTA - Gwinnett Daily Post Photo Editor Anthony Stalcup and staff writer Andria Simmons won first and second place in separate categories in the 2004 Georgia Associated Press Association news contest on Saturday.

Prep Roundup: Meadowcreek boys advance to state

NORCROSS - The Meadowcreek boys soccer team didn't win a single region match last year, but after the Mustangs' 2-1 win over Grayson on Saturday they will finish third in Region 8-AAAAA and will earn a berth in the state tournament.

Re-enactors turn out to honor Confederate veterans

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Historic Gwinnett County Courthouse grounds went back into time Saturday as a scene from the 1860s.

Nation Briefs

Agency to probe drug trial, foster children link

County commission to consider rezonings

LAWRENCEVILLE - Turning a strawberry patch into a shopping center, and industrial land into a subdivision are among the rezonings county commissioners will consider Tuesday.

Travel agency evolves to stay successful

Country Place Travel

People Briefs

'Johnny's Mic' sells for $50,787

Marketplace

Conducting Business

Changing lives, one at a time

Nina Harrison

Resurrecting Jimmy Carter Boulevard

Are you tired of hearing about CIDs? Do you care about CIDs? Do you even know what a CID is?

Gwinnett Prep Calendar

Monday

State Briefs

Woman claims man sprayed poison down her throat

Medieval Times headed to Gwinnett

Discover Mills is going medieval.

Winder-Barrow student raises money for yearbook gifts

On yearbook day, Brittany McIntyre said, the staff of Winder-Barrow High School gives students a full class period to write messages in each other's books.

Sports Calendar

Baseball

What's going on here

Where: Discover Mills Mall, the site of The Home Co.

Letters to the Editor

Gladiators are great for Gwinnett fans

We need to get the word out about our professional hockey team. They are in the playoffs for the second straight year, yet the arena is not full. We, as a county, should get behind these guys and cheer them on to the Kelly Cup.

Gladiator hockey games are great family entertainment that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. You can get a ticket for $10 and free parking.

Or you could spend over a $100 for a family of four to go downtown to watch a baseball or, heaven forbid, a basketball game.

The problem is that the team cannot afford to advertise like the big clubs. So I just hope the right eyes see this and realize that we have something great happening in Gwinnett.

- Steve Ziecker

Lawrenceville

EDITOR'S NOTE - The Gladiators host Charlotte at 4:05 p.m. today and 7:05 p.m. Monday at The Arena at Gwinnett Center.

Stun guns aren't the problem

The recent verbal debate regarding the use of stun guns or Tasers overlooks one very important fact.

Throughout infancy and childhood, many of us have learned, mostly on our own, that if we caused a disturbance that was unacceptable or dangerous to ourselves or others that we should be prepared to serve the consequences.

If you should find yourself in the custody of law enforcement, co-operate and be respectful and, most of all, orderly. You probably will have no reason for concern regarding this type of behavior control.

Simple enough?

- D.W. Pyles

Loganville

Cathy's slow start

Fate did not smile on Cathy Cox's announcement that she is running for governor last week. News of seemingly greater significance broke out everywhere, overshadowing the debut of the secretary of state's bid for Georgia's highest office.

World Briefs

U.S. captures six suspects in crash

Gwinnett County sponsors revitalization speech

Campaign promises will be the topic of a Chamber of Commerce breakfast this week.

Police reports

Patients hospitalized in three separate accidents