News for Saturday, February 6, 2010


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Budding scientists attend career fair

Nearly 300 Gwinnett County Public Schools students spent the day Friday immersed in science. The 31st annual Gwinnett Regional Science and Engineering Fair was more than an exhibition of the 180 student-researched projects in behavioral and social sciences, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, computer science, engineering, environmental sciences, mathematical sciences, physics and astronomy, and more.

Brian Keith Hardiman

In loving memory of Brian Keith Hardiman who God took home on February 7, 2009. You never said "I'm leaving" You never said "Goodbye" You were gone before we knew ...

Ethel Mahoney

Mrs. Ethel “Pat” Hewitt Mahoney, age 73, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Friday, February 5, 2010. She is survived by: husband of fifty-eight years, Daniel Mahoney ...

Mary Graham

LOU Mary Lou Graham age 78 of Lawrenceville Georgia passed away Saturday, February 6, 2010. She s survived by her children, Larry Graham, Ricky Graham, Sammy Graham, Terry Graham, Rena ...

BRAUN: I never knew I'd be living with a dangerous woman

As 2010 dawned, my family marked a new beginning by welcoming a potential security risk into our home. I recognized the dangers involved, and that I'd also be putting my wife and two teenage sons in harm's way. But we went ahead anyway.

Prep Roundup: No. 1 Spartans roll past Titans

NORCROSS -- GAC's boys needed a strong second half to subdue visiting Blessed Trinity 70-52 in a key Region 6-AA game between two Class AA state-ranked teams Saturday night at the Long Forum.

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A Breed Apart: Local K-9 handlers see job as a way of life

Just after midnight, Cpl. Paul Corso and Deputy Jason Cotton were letting their K-9 partners, Rocky and Johny, stretch their legs in a Snellville schoolyard when a call came from the radio.
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Norcross rolls with the Heat

The first shot was no where near the basket. Neither was the second, third, fourth or fifth, as the top basketball team in the state started to warm up.
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WORLD IN BRIEF: Teen matador kills six bulls

CACERES, Spain -- A 16-year-old Spanish matador killed six bulls in one afternoon Saturday, pulling off a feat normally attempted only by seasoned veterans and winning trophies for his skill -- ears from animals he had just slain.

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Leadership academy grows after 2 years

Two years ago, the parent instructional support coordinator at Radloff Middle School brought 13 parents together to teach them about education.

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Blizzard hits Mid-Atlantic

WASHINGTON -- Mid-Atlantic residents were buried Saturday by a blizzard the president jokingly called ''Snowmageddon,'' and those brave enough tried to clear a path through the wet, heavy mounds of thigh-high snow.

NATION IN BRIEF: Mudslides sweep away cars in LA

LOS ANGELES -- Thunderous mudslides swept away cars and pushed furniture out of homes and into the streets in the foothills north of Los Angeles on Saturday as an intense winter storm brought down hillsides in wildfire burn areas.

PEOPLE: Jessica Alba not flattered by woman trying to look like her

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery for Jessica Alba.

Haitian women become crime targets after earthquake

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Bernice Chamblain keeps a machete under her frayed mattress to ward off sexual predators and one leg wrapped around a bag of rice to stop nighttime thieves from stealing her daughters' food.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Cox takes over human relations committee

With Rep. Len Walker's appointment to head the House Higher Education Committee, another Gwinnettian has been chosen to replace him as the chairman of the House Human Relations and Aging Committee.

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Back on top

DACULA -- Parkview's streak of consecutive Area 8-AAAAA dual championships ended last month.The Panthers made sure to keep their traditional title streak alive. Parkview put eight wrestlers in the area finals at Dacula High School and had five individual winners to claim the championship.
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Collins Hill easily rolls to another area crown

SUWANEE -- It wasn't quite the record-setting outing of a year ago, but Collins Hill's performance in Saturday's Area 7-AAAAA traditional format championships at North Gwinnett was what observers have come to expect.

Super Bowl caps month of thrills for Stinchcomb

Remember Atlanta back in 1999? That kind of euphoria is flowing through New Orleans and Miami at the moment, as the city soaks in the Saints' first trip to the Super Bowl.That first trip, as Falcons fans discovered slightly more than a decade ago, is so sweet. It is for the players, too, as they experience football marquee event for the first time.

BRAUN: I?never knew I'd be living with a dangerous woman

As 2010 dawned, my family marked a new beginning by welcoming a potential security risk into our home. I recognized the dangers involved, and that I'd also be putting my wife and two teenage sons in harm's way. But we went ahead anyway.

Bisher: Hanson a pleasure to watch on major league mound

The first minute you lay your eyes on Tommy Hanson at work, you know you're looking at a pitcher. Not just any pitcher, but one staking out his place in the history of the Braves. He got a late start, but that wasn't his fault. He had to hang around with the new farm club at Gwinnett while the Braves came to grips with what to do about Tommy Glavine.

O'REILLY: How does a smart man lack common sense?

A few months ago, I wrote an article for Parade magazine about what President Barack Obama could teach America's kids. Basically, the piece told children that despite having no father present and a rather loopy mom, the president was able to prosper and achieve the most powerful position in the world. If young Barry Obama could overcome his chaotic upbringing, which included a stint in Indonesia, most American kids in difficult circumstances can do the same.

Gladiators power way past Toledo

DULUTH — The Gwinnett Gladiators feasted on the power play and won back-to-back regulation games at home for the first time this season.

BRODER: The change option is Obama's

It was toward the end of President Barack Obama's riveting visit on Jan. 29 with the House Republicans in Baltimore — a rare 90 minutes of candor on both sides that produced the most fascinating and revealing politics in memory — when Rep. Peter Roskam of suburban Chicago was called on for a question.