News for Saturday, June 19, 2010

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Glaus' HR gives Braves 5-4 win

ATLANTA -- Troy Glaus hit a leadoff homer in the ninth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.

HALL: Meth Project ads may get them to 'just say no'

I remember the first time that I saw the commercial with the egg in a frying pan. The narrator said, "This is your brain." And then, I saw the egg actually sizzling in the frying pan. The narrator calmly says, "This is you brain on drugs." I suppose the fact that I remember it means that it had some impact on me. But, I can tell you from an observational perspective; it didn't have much of an impact on a whole lot of other people who seemed perfectly willing to hear the sizzle in their brain. Because they showed no signs of avoiding drugs that I could tell.

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BP CEO makes time for yacht

EMPIRE, La. -- BP chief executive Tony Hayward took a day off Saturday to see his 52-foot yacht ''Bob'' compete in a glitzy race off England's shore, a leisure trip that further infuriated residents of the oil-stained Gulf Coast.

NATION IN BRIEF: Grizzly suspected of killing man shot and killed

CODY, Wyo. -- Federal wildlife officials have tracked down and killed a grizzly bear suspected of fatally mauling a man outside Yellowstone National Park.

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Dogs, owners participate in first Bark for Life event

When cancer hit Judy Wilson's family, it hit hard.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Police: Bikes stolen from Jenna Bush Hager's home

BALTIMORE -- Baltimore police said two bicycles were stolen from the home of Jenna Bush Hager, the daughter of former President George W. Bush.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Anger over power leads to violence in Iraq

BAGHDAD -- A protest over electricity shortages in oil-rich southern Iraq turned deadly when police opened fire to disperse the crowd on Saturday, killing one protester in a melee that warned of growing anger over the government's failure to provide basic services.

MUST READ: Record number of Indian-Americans seeking office

Meet Reshma, Surya, Manan, Raj, Ami, Ravi, Nimrata and Kamala -- a new wave of Indian-American politicians.

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Father, son help North to two state crowns

Sometimes it's hard to tell if Kim and Evan Wimpey are father-son or just best friends. The constant one-line jokes make them sound more like old college buddies and not father and son, who happen to be assistant coaches on North Gwinnett's girls cross country and soccer teams.

Worthington still performing in the water

Webb Worthington is one of 18 people who make up the Aqua Cast, which features six divers, four synchronized swimmers, six acrobats and two high divers. The crew performs two shows during the span of a normal cruise. "Oasis of Dreams" is usually performed during the first three nights, while "Splish Splash" is performed over the next four days.

Team Georgia in big tourney this week

Team Georgia's annual participation in national baseball showcases for high school-age players continues this weekend. This time, two teams of Georgia sophomores are taking part in the 16-and-Under USA East National Championship at Roger Dean Stadium in the St. Louis Cardinals spring training facility in Jupiter, Fla.

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Dad to grad: Winder father sets example with college degree

When Juan Berberena graduated high school, he went to college -- for a little while.

GGC looks at students' citizenship

Like other public colleges and universities in Georgia, Georgia Gwinnett College is working to carry out a mandate and verify the citizenship status of students by mid-August.

Daily Post receives 10 GPA awards

The Gwinnett Daily Post was honored with 10 awards by the Georgia Press Association during the organizations' annual awards banquet Friday night at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. The Daily Post, which competes in Division A with the largest papers in the state, won six first-place individual awards and also was honored for its sports section and lifestyle coverage.

Sexual assault trial of local therapist to resume Monday

After a jury stalemate led to a mistrial in March, the sexual assault trial of Lilburn psychotherapist Cliff Tillery will begin round two on Monday.

Brand Mortgage opens new location in Buckhead

Brand Mortgage, which is a division of Gwinnett's Brand Banking Company, opened a "marquee" location in the former Georgian Bank Building in Buckhead.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Bucky Johnson replaces Beard on ARC board

For the first time in more than a decade, Gwinnett's cities will have a new representative on the Atlanta Regional Commission.

Lindsey overcomes obstacles to excel on the field

COVINGTON -- One never knows what they're capable of until they're put to the test. Such is the case with Newton High School's Athlete of the Year Bart Lindsey.However, once he got his focus and was pointed in the right direction, he made things happen on and off the athletic field.

HALL: Meth Project ads may get them to 'just say no'

I remember the first time that I saw the commercial with the egg in a frying pan. The narrator said, “This is your brain.” And then, I saw the egg actually sizzling in the frying pan. The narrator calmly says, “This is you brain on drugs.” I suppose the fact that I remember it means that it had some impact on me. But, I can tell you from an observational perspective; it didn’t have much of an impact on a whole lot of other people who seemed perfectly willing to hear the sizzle in their brain. Because they showed no signs of avoiding drugs that I could tell.

Jurrjens has strong outing for G-Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE — Saturday night’s game with Syracuse was another step forward for Jair Jurrjens, but another setback for the Gwinnett Braves.

G-Braves notes: Atlanta's Saito to start for G-Braves in rehab game

LAWRENCEVILLE — While one Atlanta Braves pitcher was continuing his rehabilitation assignment in Gwinnett on the way back from a hamstring injury Saturday night, another will begin one in today’s series finale with Syracuse.

OUR VIEW: Obama's promises will be hard to keep

President Barack Obama went before the nation Tuesday night and made some extremely impressive promises.

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.

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Dot Henderson

Dorothy E. “Dot” Henderson, age 88 of Loganville, GA passed away June 17, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, C.W. Henderson, parents ...

Rob Bowman

Rob Bowman, age 48, of Bethlehem, GA, passed away June 17, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Louise Padgett

Mrs. Louise Padgett, 87, of Canton, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at Northside Hospital Cherokee. Funeral services will be held, Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 1 pm at ...

Hilda Johnson

Hilda “Jan” Johnson, age 79, of Snellville, passed away, Thursday, June 17, 2010. Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Monday, June 21, 2010 at Presbyterian Church of the ...

Kenneth Jantzen

Kenneth Dewar Jantzen, age 76 of Snellville GA passed away Wednesday June 16th 2010, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his son Michael Jantzen of Huston ...

Jean Crawford

Jean M. Crawford, 86, passed away June 17, 2010, in Snellville, GA. Born in Shamokin, PA., Jean lived in New Jersey and Florida before moving to Georgia in 1995. Jean ...

Eva King

Eva B. King, age 87 of Auburn, GA passed away June 17, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361

Linda Parks

Linda Fay Parks, age 53 of Lilburn, GA passed away June 12, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200

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