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Job search is hard work

NORCROSS -- "The job search itself is a job," Jeff Carroll said while waiting for a chance to speak to an employer at a job fair Thursday.
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Two men nabbed on child porn

DULUTH -- A pending divorce and a wife's suspicions led to the discovery of child pornography files on the computer of a Duluth man last week, police said.

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Drug money boon for cops

SUWANEE -- Denizens of Suwanee parks now have a space-age police chariot among them.

Rexall Grill reopening delayed

DULUTH -- Patrons will have to wait another week and a half to taste the famous homemade cake at Rexall Grill.

Boosting economy key for District 4 hopefuls

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Budgetary, economic and tax-related issues are top priorities for the four candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the 4th Congressional District seat.

GCPS: Schools will be ready

SUWANEE -- Eight new school buildings will be ready for teaching and learning to take place when the new year begins, a Gwinnett County Public Schools area superintendent told the school board Thursday evening.

Schools to hold open houses

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett County Public Schools students who will attend one of seven new schools won't have to wait until Aug. 9 to see their new school.

Man charged with possessing load of illegal copper

NORCROSS -- Police arrested a Norcross man this week who laid claim to a van full of copper and catalytic converters -- prized materials among thieves, authorities said.

Buford reveals budget

BUFORD -- The Buford City Commission announced Wednesday night an $88.2 million fiscal year 2011 operating budget, which includes no millage increase and even a projection of a .5 mil decline.

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'Organized chaos'

BUFORD -- The 2010 Gwinnett County Championship Meet represents the culmination of another Gwinnett County Swim League season for many of the hundreds of swimmers, coaches, parents and volunteers that will converge on the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta beginning Saturday.Photo slide show inside

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Getting to Know ... Jonathan Sanks

Jonathan Sanks, 34, was recently named as the head football coach at Berkmar after two seasons as head coach at Towers, where he turned a one-win team into a 7-4 playoff squad. Sanks was a four-year starter in football at Northside-Warner Robins (where he graduated in 1995), but elected to play college baseball despite playing the sport just one season in high school. He graduated from Southern University (La.), where he played baseball.In this latest installment of "Getting to Know...," Sanks talks with sports editor Will Hammock about his new job, the Warner Robins-Northside rivalry and wanting to be old-school Michael Jackson.

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NATION IN BRIEF: Congress passes big overhaul of financial system

WASHINGTON -- Congress on Thursday passed the stiffest restrictions on banks and Wall Street since the Great Depression, clamping down on lending practices and expanding consumer protections to prevent a repeat of the 2008 meltdown that knocked the economy to its knees.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Va. man stuck in Egypt on no-fly list returning home to US

McLEAN, Va. -- A Virginia man whose travels to Yemen caught the attention of the FBI and landed him on the U.S. no-fly list, leaving him stuck in the Middle East for months, will be allowed to return to the U.S.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Mich. couple convicted in John Stamos extortion case

MARQUETTE, Mich. -- A Michigan couple were convicted Thursday of trying to extort $680,000 from actor John Stamos by threatening to sell old photos of him with strippers and cocaine to the tabloids unless he paid up.

Experts work to free buried ship hull at World Trade Center site

NEW YORK -- Workers at the World Trade Center site are excavating a 32-foot-long ship hull that apparently was used in the 18th century as part of the fill that extended lower Manhattan into the Hudson River.

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BP chokes off leak in Gulf

NEW ORLEANS -- BP finally choked off the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday -- 85 days and up to 184 million gallons after the crisis unfolded -- then began a tense 48 hours of watching to see whether the capped-off well would hold or blow a new leak.

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Congress sends financial reform bill to Obama

WASHINGTON -- Congress on Thursday passed the stiffest restrictions on banks and Wall Street since the Great Depression, clamping down on lending practices and expanding consumer protections to prevent a repeat of the 2008 meltdown that knocked the economy to its knees.

Father of ex-congresswoman Cynthia McKinney dies

ATLANTA -- Billy McKinney, a longtime member of the Georgia Legislature and father of former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, has died at the age of 83.

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MOVIE REVIEW: In your dreams: DiCaprio takes you on a dazzling mind trip

Driving home from a screening of "Inception" the other night, my husband said to me, "I don't know how you're going to write about this movie."

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ART BEAT: Theater welcomes Tony nominee for 'Once on This Island' gala

Red Phoenix Theatre highlights its summer with a special weekend today and Saturday as it presents "Once on This Island," a Broadway production that garnered eight Tony nominations. A special public preview will be held at 8 p.m. today. On Saturday, there will be a matinee at 2 p.m., and later a silent auction and black tie gala, culminating with an 8 p.m. performance.

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New Dawn Theater presents 'Cheaper by the Dozen'

Duluth resident Theresa Kelly has four children. On stage in New Dawn Theater's latest production, that number is multiplied by three.

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OUT IN THE CROWD: Drivin' N' Cryin' to perform Friday at Vines Mansion

Kevn Kinney said his voice has never sounded better.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Kids Are All Right' a good film with 3 strong leads

Tackling a huge chunk of topical, often contentious moral and social issues, "The Kids Are All Right" is far more breezy than its subject matter would indicate and while quite good, it will likely appeal to few outside of the gay and lesbian communities or the respective fan bases of its three leads.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Once upon a bad time: 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' an over-the-top, dark film

If you want a surefire way to determine how bad or good a movie will be before the opening credits are finished, simply count the number of writers and producers. The more there are, the worse it will be. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" has five writers and nine producers. What's that adage -- Too many cooks spoil the broth?

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Georgia native to become top commander in Iraq

ALBANY, Ga. -- While Gen. David Petraeus' assignment to Afghanistan has been the focus for weeks on war coverage in the media, another high-profile military assignment has been made in the war effort, this one involving a native of Southwest Georgia.

71-year-old rescued from fire succumbs to cancer

LILBURN -- Less than 48 hours after two heroic police officers pulled him from his burning home, 71-year-old Lamar Wilkins passed away from his battle with lung cancer.

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Georgia native Corey Smith to perform at Verizon Amphitheatre

Corey Smith isn't comfortable trying to fit into a box, whether it's the one around country music as a genre or around the breed of musician that caters to the masses.

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'Organized chaos'

BUFORD — The 2010 Gwinnett County Championship Meet represents the culmination of another Gwinnett County Swim League season for many of the hundreds of swimmers, coaches, parents and volunteers that will converge on the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta beginning Saturday.

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MOVIE TRIVIA CONTEST: Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark

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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G-Braves roster rocked

A day after the Gwinnett Braves lost starting pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes to a major league trade, they lost even more arms in a busy day following the All-Star break.

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G-Braves blow lead, win in 10th

BUFFALO — The Gwinnett Braves blew a five-run lead in the bottom of the ninth, but rallied in the 10th to win the first game after the All-Star Break, 8-7.

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SPOTLIGHT ON DVD: Chloe

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McCULLOUGH: Crashed by the parties

I used to be a card-carrying Republican.

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LETTERS: Cox donation sounds awful lot like payment for endorsement

In response to Camie Young’s article on the tea party’s endorsement (Tea party stirring up controversy,” July 15, Page 1A), the critism comes from several points.

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Gwinnett Calendar

Send items for Gwinnett Calendar to calendar@gwinnettdailypost.com or the Gwinnett Daily Post, P.O. Box 603, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The fax number is 770-339-8081. Please include event name, time and date, location, with address, phone number and cost. Deadline is two weeks prior to the event.

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New Dawn Theater presents 'Cheaper by the Dozen'

Duluth resident Theresa Kelly has four children. On stage in New Dawn Theater’s latest production, that number is multiplied by three.

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Film Fans: 'Despicable Me' an enjoyable film for kids, adults

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

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BRODER: Deficit commission springs rays of hope

BOSTON — Sometimes you can see events in Washington more clearly when you get out of town.

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ART BEAT: Theater welcomes Tony nominee for 'Once on This Island' gala

Red Phoenix Theatre highlights its summer with a special weekend today and Saturday as it presents “Once on This Island,” a Broadway production that garnered eight Tony nominations. A special public preview will be held at 8 p.m. today. On Saturday, there will be a matinee at 2 p.m., and later a silent auction and black tie gala, culminating with an 8 p.m. performance.

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Doris Cooper

Doris Jane Cooper, age 69 of Dacula, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2010. She is survived by her husband, Robert; children, Damon Houston of Dacula, GA, Monty Houston ...

Pam Collins

Pam Collins, age 29 of Monroe, GA, passed away July 13, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594 www.stewartfh.com

Mae Bell Brooks

Mae Bell Brooks, age 86 of Monroe, GA, passed away July 12, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594 www.stewartfh.com

Ida Hall

Ida M. Hall, age 95, of Doraville, GA, passed away July 14, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Doug Davis

Doug Davis, age 75 of Dacula passed away, Wednesday, July 14, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 2:30 PM, Friday, July 16, 2010 at Luxomni Baptist Church in Lilburn with ...

Willie Bonner

Willie Richard Bonner, age 82, of Loganville, GA, passed away July 13, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com

Peter Mogensen

Peter J. Mogensen, age 83, of Dacula, GA died July 4, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Virginia Adams

Virginia Adams age 75 of Winder, passed away Tuesday July 13, 2010 from an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held 3 PM Friday, July 16, 2010 in the Lawrenceville ...

Kathrine Burner

Kathrine Gail Bearden Burner, 73, of Lawrenceville, died July 13, 2010. She is survived by her son, Jeffery Eugene Bearden Sr.; grandchildren, Jesse Roosevelt Bearden III and Jeffery Eugene Jr ...

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