News for Sunday, February 21, 2010


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Braves' Brian McCann excited to shed glasses

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Brian McCann was the Braves' best power hitter in 2009, even when his vision problems were so severe he sometimes saw more than one ball coming from the pitcher.The four-time All-Star catcher says he can't wait to see how much better he can be now that laser surgery has restored his vision.

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Johnson gets break, wins at California

FONTANA, Calif. -- Jimmie Johnson got a huge break on his last stop, getting on pit road only seconds before the caution flag came out, and held off a charging Kevin Harvick in the closing laps to win at California on Sunday.

Lobbyists spend $1,225 in month on new Ga. speaker

ATLANTA -- New Georgia House Speaker David Ralston is an advocate for ethics reform in the Legislature. But Ralston continues to receive free meals from lobbyists.

Two killed when car catches fire

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Two people were killed in Gwinnett County when their car ran off Interstate 985 and burst into flames in a wooded area.

Checkers roll past outmanned Gladiators

DULUTH — Charlotte is making the jump to the AHL next season.