News for Saturday, July 10, 2010


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BRODER: Tea party must latch to a Reaganesque platform

The tea party phenomenon is one of the significant puzzles of this year's politics -- exciting to some people and alarming to others. By placing it in the historical context of other populist movements, Henry Olsen of the American Enterprise Institute has helped define it -- and the important choice Republicans now face.

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Lake love: Training at Berkeley key for SwimAtlanta

Multiple times during a recent open water training session, Keenan Sweeney tried to snag an elusive turtle with a sudden dive into the water. Each time the teenager failed.
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Braves increase lead over rival Mets

Tim Hudson stood in front of his locker in the Atlanta Braves' clubhouse Saturday, his feet bare as he buttoned up his shirt, and tried to argue that he didn't have his best stuff against the New York Mets. Nobody was buying it.

Even after spike in June, homicide numbers low for 2010

On the night of May 11, Kenneth Michael Turner kicked in the door of his estranged girlfriend's apartment.

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Crowds flock to reptile show

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Redtail boas, bearded dragons and tarantulas all crowded into the exhibit hall at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds on Saturday, slithering and crawling their way into the hearts of collectors and newcomers alike.
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Bannister case not first mix-up for deputy

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The sheriff's deputy that arrested Gwinnett Chairman Charles Bannister for driving under the influence last month has had his fair share of trouble identifying impaired drivers in the past.

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New pharmacy school set to open in Suwanee

SUWANEE -- The newest pharmacy school in Georgia is set to open in August in Suwanee.

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GCPS TV program wins Emmy

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett County Public Schools TV recently won an Emmy Award for a video production that communicates how schools and school employees make a difference in the lives of children.

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YOUTH ROUNDUP: Heat place second at nationals

The Heat Check finished second in the nation at the YBOA 12U boys national basketball tournament in Kissimmee, Fla., last month. The Heat were 3-1 in the tournament, losing to Tri-City Ballers (Fla.) 46-41 in the finals.

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'Sleeper' suspect arrested 15 times

LOS ANGELES -- The 57-year-old man charged with 10 murders in the Los Angeles ''Grim Sleeper'' case was arrested at least 15 times over four decades but was never sent to state prison despite the recommendation of probation officers, court and jail records show.

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NATON IN BRIEF: Boat crash victims remembered in Pa.

PHILADELPHIA -- Friends silently and solemnly dropped white roses into the Delaware River on Saturday in memory of the two Hungarian students who died when the amphibious tourist boat they were riding was struck by a barge and sank.

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Scorned Cleveland begins erasing memories of LeBron

Workers began dismantling the 10-story-tall iconic image of James on a mural in downtown Cleveland on Saturday. The billboard has dominated the city's skyline for years but is being removed after the superstar announced he was leaving the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Website says Gibson rant audio not the last word

LOS ANGELES -- The two-minute clip of Mel Gibson using a racial slur and calling his ex-girlfriend a ''w----'' during an argument are unlikely to be the last ugly words the public hears from the actor.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Attacks kill 6 US troops, 12 Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A wave of attacks killed six U.S. troops and at least a dozen civilians Saturday in Afghanistan's volatile south and east, as American reinforcements moving into Taliban-dominated areas face up to the fierce resistance they expected.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Fincher: Billboard goes too far

Another congressional candidate has weighed in on the billboard debate, which has grown since Republican Jody Hice erected signs referring to President Barack Obama's "change" with a communist symbol in the word.

Satellite voting locations open

While early voting has been slow so far in Gwinnett, officials expect a boost with satellite locations open up the week before the upcoming primary.

Berkeley Hills to host new golf tourney

A large group of professional and amateur golfers will descend on Berkeley Hills Country Club this week for an inaugural event, The Championship at Berkeley Hills Country Club.

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Moore, National team beats WNBA All-Stars

Sylvia Fowles scored 13 of her 23 points in the third quarter and the U.S. national team beat the WNBA All-Stars 99-72 on Saturday in this year's version of the league's midseason showcase. UConn senior and Collins Hill grad Maya Moore added 12 points to the winning effort.

Rockdale A's drop third straight game

CONYERS -- In a Sun Belt League match-up of first-place teams at Heritage High School, the hosts struggled in three important facets and dropped their third consecutive game.

Road closures

• Alcovy Road from Alcovy Springs Drive to Sweetgum Road will require intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. through December 2011 for roadway improvements associated with Sugarloaf Parkway extension.

Young's offense not enough for G-Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE — By his fourth at-bat the home crowd took notice of Matt Young.

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Jon Kelley

Jon F. Kelley age 66 of Duluth, Ga died peacefully on July 7, 2010 surrounded by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 11, 2010 ...

Joyce Chappell

Joyce Roquemore Chappell of Berkeley Lake, Georgia, passed away June 6, 2010, at the age of 80. She is survived by her husband, Bill Chappell; sister, Nell Roquemore Pfautz of ...

Thomas Algard, Ii

Thomas Earl Algard, II, age 16, the beloved son of James Thomas "Bo" Algard and Leaquetta "Quettie" Frady Algard went home to his Lord and Savior on July 9, 2010 ...

Harold Cremer

Harold Dean Cremer, age 65, of Duluth, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2010. Harold was a resident of Duluth for thirty-one years. A Celebration of Life service ...

William Patterson

Mr. William “Pat” Patterson, age 76, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on July 8, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of ...

Leora Johnson

Leora O. Johnson, age 84, of Tucker, GA passed away July 8, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

Gladys Washington

Gladys Washington, age 71 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100,

Joanne Braswell

Joanne Stepp Braswell, age 75, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on July 9, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Theodore Bowman

Theodore Thomas Bowman, age 82 of Duluth, died July 9, 2010. Arrangements pending with Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Nell Cain

Mrs. Nell Cain, age 67, of Statham, GA, passed away July 8, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Rebecca Blanton

Rebecca (Becky) Sue Blanton, age 49, of Snellville, GA passed away July 8, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.