News for Thursday, July 1, 2010

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Dacula streetscape expanded

DACULA -- The Second Avenue Streetscape Project, a community improvement initiative in historic downtown Dacula, has been expanded at an additional cost of $46,659.88, bringing the total project cost to $256, 218.

Carter named to all-star game

Former Parkview right-hander Anthony Carter is adjusting so well to his new role as a reliever that the Chicago White Sox prospect was named to the Southern League All-Star Game.

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Bannister cleared of DUI charges

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway issued an apology Thursday morning to Chairman Charles Bannister and his family after an expedited blood test showed the chairman had no alcohol in his system during a DUI arrest Monday night.

Moreau throws no-hitter in minors

Nathan Moreau was nearly perfect in his first start for the Frederick Key in the Carolina League. Actually, his pitching was perfect. The 23-year-old pitcher had a memorable start for his new team in his first game after being promoted from Delmarva, tossing a no-hitter in Frederick's 7-0 victory at Salem, Va.

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Camp teaches social skills, independence to children with autism

Autism, a disorder of neural development, is characterized by impaired social interaction and communication and by restricted and repetitive behavior. Camp Journey is staffed by certified teachers and paraprofessionals who understand autism and know how to handle problematic behaviors.Photo slide show inside

G-Braves step up to the plate for Fourth

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Even with the team playing on the road in Durham, the Gwinnett Braves wanted to put on a holiday weekend spectacle for their local supporters.

DOT: Weekend holiday means heavier traffic

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Georgia Department of Transportation is advising drivers to prepare for delays as travel during the Fourth of July weekend is expected to increase this year.

Medlen given chance in Braves rotation

Kris Medlen ranks last on the staff in name recognition, but he could prove to be an important player in the team's hopes to hold its lead in the NL East.

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Jarvis rebuilding culture with Duluth football

It's nearly two months before the high school football season kicks off and the Duluth coaching staff is already working for the upcoming season. Why so early? Well, when you've been hired to rebuild a program that hasn't had much success in the last 15 years and you play in arguably the toughest region in the state, that's reason enough for the early preparation.

Morning fire destroys Lilburn home

LILBURN -- A fire in the wee hours of Thursday morning destroyed a vacant Lilburn home in the 200 block of Jennifer Lane, officials said.

Road relocated for Ga. 324 widening

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Buford road will be relocated today as part of the long-awaited Gravel Springs bridge widening project.

Man indicted on child molestation

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Buford man was indicted on six charges Wednesday stemming from a months-long period in which he reportedly seduced and had sexual intercourse with a minor.

Georgia AD accused of DUI

ATLANTA -- University of Georgia athletic director Damon Evans apologized Thursday after he was arrested for drunken driving, saying he ''failed miserably'' in being a leader and representing the school well.

Chapple makes move to win title

Lee Chapple transferred to the University of North Alabama this summer, one of the top programs in Division II.

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Feds: Russian spy confessed

NEW YORK -- One of the suspects in an alleged spy ring has confessed to federal agents that he worked for Russia's intelligence service, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

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Getting to Know ... Jason Threat

In this latest installment of "Getting to Know ...," staff writer Brandon Brigman talks to Threat about the Lilburn Youth Football Association, coaching his son and his high school playing days.

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NATION IN BRIEF: BP oil spill now Gulf's biggest

NEW ORLEANS -- BP's massive oil spill became the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday based on the highest of the federal government's estimates, an ominous record that underscores the oil giant's dire need to halt the gusher.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Mel Gibson sells 75-acre estate for $24M

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Actor Mel Gibson has sold his 75-acre estate in Greenwich, Conn., for $24 million.

Robert Byrd lies in repose in his beloved Senate chamber

WASHINGTON -- The Senate opened its doors for a final time Thursday for Robert C. Byrd, the West Virginian of humble origins who became a Senate fixture for nearly a quarter of the nation's history.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Blasts kill 35 at Pakistan shrine

LAHORE, Pakistan -- A government official says two suicide bombers attacked a popular Muslim shrine in the Pakistani city of Lahore, killing 35 people.

Best spots for Gwinnett fireworks

Here's a look at what's happening, when and where, and the best places to get the best views for the Fourth.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Pretentious 'I Am Love' only offers pretty scenes

It usually takes until late fall for this to happen, but "I Am Love" -- a pretentious and melodramatic art film overflowing with lofty, award-seeking aspirations -- is this years' first "the emperor has no clothes on" release.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Last Airbender' a muddled, messy bore

"The Last Airbender" is a joyless, soulless, muddled mess, but the worst part of all doesn't come until the very end.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: When You're Strange: A Film about the Doors

In the space of 90 short minutes, director Tom DiCillo turns Oliver Stone's bloated 1991 drama "The Doors" into an inconsequential afterthought.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Cyrus' delivers laughs from uncomfortable Oedipal humor

The romantic charmer "Cyrus" works in spite of -- and maybe a bit because of -- two physical mismatches audiences are asked to accept in this story of a suitor stymied by the extreme Oedipal complex of his girlfriend's kid.

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ART BEAT: Duluth to hold Arts at Twilight

One of Duluth's biggest social events in 2009 is making a repeat performance.

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THE DISH: Dakota's Bar and Grill

Typical sports bar fare -- wings and burgers -- is complemented by more elaborate preparings for steaks and seafood.

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UGA athletic director arrested on DUI

ATLANTA -- The University of Georgia athletic director who recently signed a five-year contract extension and campaigned against drunken driving will make a public statement Thursday about his arrest on charges of driving under the influence.

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Blood test exonerates Bannister, Sheriff calls DUI charges a 'mistake'

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway issued an apology this morning to Chairman Charles Bannister and his family after an expedited blood test showed the county's top government official had no alcohol in his system during a DUI arrest Monday night.
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The Dish: Dakota's Bar and Grill

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Minor impressive in G-Braves debut

Mike Minor was impressive in his first Class AAA start, pitching into the eighth inning as the Gwinnett Braves won 4-2 at Toledo on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.

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PARKER: The feminine side of Obama

If Bill Clinton was our first black president, as Toni Morrison once proclaimed, then Barack Obama may be our first woman president.

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'Knight and Day' doesn't disappoint Film Fans

EDITOR’S NOTE — Film Fans features local residents reviewing the film of the week: “Knight and Day.” Want to be a Film Fan? E-mail features@gwinnettdailypost.com.

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Movie Trivia Contest 7/2

So, you think you’re good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark.

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THOMAS: Next, court will let cats sleep in the doghouse

“I wouldn’t want to belong to any club that would have me as a member.’’

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MCCULLOUGH: States trying to protect us - from us

Is the government going way too far, or are we a nation of complete morons? That’s the question I ask myself as I peruse the list of laws going into effect across the country this week. The answer isn’t clear at first.

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G-Braves send pair to all-star game

The Gwinnett Braves will have a pair of representatives at the 2010 AAA All-Star Game on July 14 at Coca-Cola Field in Allentown, Pa.

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BRODER: Byrd understood separation of powers, national interest

The paradox of Robert Byrd’s life — and the reason his death was recognized by his Senate colleagues as so significant a milestone — is the balance he struck between the parochial and the profound.

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: When You're Strange: A Film about the Doors

When You’re Strange: A Film about the Doors

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'Phantom' runs through July 18 at the Fox Theatre

Tim Martin Gleason had performed the role of the Phantom more than 100 times as an understudy before taking over as the masked musical genius lurking beneath the stage of the Paris Opera House.

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Touring America: Swedish bluegrass band to play Music Barn

Bluegrass bands aren’t too common in Sweden, native Jens Koch said, but enthusiasm for the musical genre is growing thanks to an American film.

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Berkley Broughton

Berkley Taytum Broughton, age 4 months, of Powder Springs, passed away on Monday, June 28, 2010. He is survived by his mother, Becki Broughton and his loving family. Before Berkley ...

Barbara O'halloran

Barbara Alice O'Halloran, age 81, of Suwanee, GA, passed away June 29, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Edna Wright

Edna Skelton Wright, age 92, of Snellville, Georgia entered into rest on June 29, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Francis Lloyd “ ...

Richard Fellows

Richard Fellows, age 63, of Loganville, GA died June 29, 2010. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182 www.metroembalming.com

Kathy Marder

Miss Kathy Marder, age 22, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. She is survived by her parents, William W. and Terri L. Marder, Hoschton, GA; brother ...

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