News for Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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Fighting to get on the map

The Archer Tigers and the Mountain View Bears found out firsthand what Gwinnett County football rivalries are all about when they met twice in 2009, during both schools' inaugural seasons.

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Hudson, Heyward lead Braves to win

Rookie Jason Heyward gave Atlanta its first steal of home in a decade, and Tim Hudson shut down Washington the way he almost always does, helping the NL East-leading Braves beat the last-place Nationals 3-1 Wednesday night.

Handel hit with ethics charge

ATLANTA -- A political blogger has filed an ethics complaint against Republican gubernatorial hopeful Karen Handel, alleging she illegally paid staffers from her old secretary of state campaign fund.

DeKalb officer shot in arm during chase

ELLENWOOD -- Police continue to search for two suspects believed to be involved in the shooting of a DeKalb County police officer.

Chemical fire at Athens plant poses no risk

ATHENS -- Emergency management officials said a fire at an Athens chemical plant poses no public health risk.

IN BRIEF: Tree cutter dies after fall at work

SANDY SPRINGS -- A 29-year-old man fell to his death in Sandy Springs after the tree he was cutting snapped below him.

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Tails of rescue: GSPCA cares for 25 dogs on cusp of expansion

Before the tawny-colored, long-haired Chihuahua now known as Sabrina arrived at a local rescue she was just a number.
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Students' project up for award

A group of middle school students may have developed a solution to the water wars that have embroiled three states for decades.

Cops: Motive in house shooting remains vague

Three teens who opened fire on a Tucker home this week were aiming at a room filled with eight people, including three small children, police said Wednesday.

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Woman found dead in vehicle 5 days after disappearing

A Walton County woman with Gwinnett ties was found dead in her vehicle in middle Georgia on Tuesday, five days after her family said she disappeared on the way to a doctor's appointment.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Hice signs pledge to stop calling people on 'Robocall' list

Not everyone appreciates the constantly ringing phone this campaign season.Congressional candidate Jody Hice has signed a pledge to stop calling people who have signed up on the "Do Not Robocall" list.

Police: Arkansas developer bilked bank of $500K

A financially troubled Arkansas developer faces charges in Gwinnett for bilking a bank of $500,000 borrowed to buy a celebrity tour bus, records show.

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HAMMOCK: Jackson, colleagues teaching right lessons

One of my favorite Will Jackson stories happened long before I met him, when Jackson coached at DeKalb County's Sequoyah High, now a middle school.

RER benefits from Food Lion opening

CONYERS -- Rockdale Emergency Relief benefited from a food donation from Food Lion on Wednesday that started from two guys standing in line at the store's grand opening.

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Judge crushes immigration law

PHOENIX -- A federal judge dealt a serious rebuke to Arizona's toughest-in-the-nation immigration law on Wednesday when she put most of the crackdown on hold just hours before it was to take effect.

NATION IN BRIEF: Schwarzenegger orders worker furloughs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday brought back furloughs for thousands of state workers until California passes a budget that addresses a $19 billion deficit.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Ohio museum to show art by Stones' Wood

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is coming to Ohio with a different kind of solo show, spotlighting his paintings and other art.

Ship lost for more than 150 years recovered in Canada

TORONTO -- Canadian archeologists have found a ship abandoned more than 150 years ago in the quest for the fabled Northwest Passage and which was lost in the search for the doomed expedition of Sir John Franklin, the head of the team said Wednesday.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Wanted Nazi suspect charged

BERLIN -- The world's third most-wanted Nazi suspect, who lived undisturbed for decades after World War II, has been charged in Germany with participating in the murder of 430,000 Jews while serving as a low-ranking guard at a death camp.

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LOCAL EVENT: New London Theatre's 'Secret Garden' brings plants, hearts back to life

All it takes is a bit of earth. In New London Theatre's latest production, a young girl awakens a long-dead garden and thaws the cold, hardened hearts of her new family.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Broad comedic appeal is both strength and weakness of "Dinner for Schmucks"

Given the premise, source material and collective talent involved, it would be nearly impossible to make it through "Dinner for Schmucks" without laughing hard at least a couple of times. Even a broken clock is correct twice a day.

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Efron plays a personality-challenged anti-hero in forgettable 'Charlie St. Cloud'

This is what happens when a performer becomes defined by a single, high-profile role -- audiences find it difficult to see them in any other light. For Zac Efron -- now almost 25 years old -- shaking the teen-idol image that followed in the wake of the three enormously popular "High School Musical" flicks has proven to be highly problematic and presents a professional hurdle he might never be able to clear.

MOVIE REVIEW: Fur flies with the jokes in 'Cats & Dogs'

Dogs and cats, living together ... mass hysteria? Maybe not so much. While these animals were resourceful and well-equipped enemies in the original "Cats & Dogs" from 2001, now they're forced to band together to fight a common foe in the sequel "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore."

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Pelada' made for hard-core soccer fans

Within 10 minutes after it starts, this featherweight documentary from Georgia native and Chamblee High School graduate Ryan White tells us (without intent) that soccer is the most popular team sport in the world, but not so much in the U.S. For anyone who has even just a fleeting interest in sports, this isn't exactly news and for soccer lovers in this country, it's just one more indicator that professional U.S. soccer is living on borrowed time.

Movie Trivia

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.

OUT IN THE CROWD: Cultural Experience to highlight performances from 15 nations

For a second year in Gwinnett, the Asian Cultural Experience will celebrate the rich diversity of Asian cultures, inviting guests to immerse themselves in customs and traditions of Asian communities.

INSIDE THE PERIMETER: Furry broadway staple pounces on Fox Theatre

To get into character for his current role, Adam Steiner looked to a four-legged creature for guidance. The Michigan native rocks out as the wild-maned rebel feline Rum Tum Tugger in the national tour of the musical "CATS."

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ART BEAT: Tannery Row looking for artists while Suwanee rocks 'Footloose'

The Tannery Row Artist Colony is asking artists to submit work for a new exhibition to be held Oct. 16 through Dec. 4 at the facility at 554 W. Main St. in Buford. The exhibition is titled "The Music in Me," and it will be juried by Angela Nichols, director of education and public programming for the Hudgens Center for the Arts.

Family, friends mourn for former NBA player Wright

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Relatives and friends of Lorenzen Wright gathered Wednesday and grieved for the former NBA player who has been missing for 10 days, as police investigated the discovery of a man's body outside of Memphis. View and sign guest book inside this story.

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Judge blocks parts of Arizona immigration law

PHOENIX -- A federal judge dealt a serious rebuke to Arizona's toughest-in-the-nation immigration law on Wednesday when she put most of the crackdown on hold just hours before it was to take effect.

G-Braves' Diamond notches first AAA victory

LAWRENCEVILLE — With a strong performance on Tuesday from Brandon Beachy and Mike Minor a new reliable starter, the Gwinnett Braves have added strong starting pitching in recent weeks.

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THOMAS: Ready or not, rationed care is in our future

PORTSTEWART, Northern Ireland — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told a group of liberal activists meeting in Las Vegas they shouldn’t worry about not getting the single-payer provision in the new health care law. ‘‘We’re going to have a public option,’’ Reid said. ‘‘It’s just a question of when.’’

GWINNETT GAB: Habitat ReStore opens today

LAWRENCEVILLE — Habitat for Humanity’s Gwinnett County ReStore retail store is opening today.

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Film Fans could use a little more 'Salt'

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

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THE DISH: Maya Fresh Grill

Maya Fresh Grill

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PARKER: Crisis after crisis can't stop the people of New Orleans

When people think of New Orleans, most think of jazz, hurricane cocktails, Katrina — and now the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: The Art of the Steal (NR)

The Art of the Steal (NR)

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Gwinnett Calendar

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Sharon Young

Sharon Gail Davis Young, 53, of Snellville, GA, went to be with the Lord on July 26, 2010. She was born in Knoxville, TN, August 11, 1956, to the late ...

Belva Allen

Belva Jenelle Allen, age 77 of Fayetteville, GA passed away July 25, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Laura Conde

Laura Marcela Conde, age 38, of Norcross, GA, passed away July 26, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

Stanley Bunevich

Mr. Stanley Bunevich, age 66, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Daniel Riggs

Daniel G. Riggs, age 58, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away July 24, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535

Edgar Lewis

Mr. Edgar G. Lewis, age 76, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Kathy Christopher

Kathy Christopher, age 53, of Duluth, GA passed away July 27, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535

Emory Bruce

Mr. Emory Bruce, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2010. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Gail Fleischer

Mrs. Gail Fleischer, age 64, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Steven Hilton

Mr. Steven J. Hilton, age 65, of Doraville, GA passed away on Monday, July 26, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Ricky Millholland

Mr. Ricky Millholland age 52 of Auburn, GA passed away July 29, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361

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