News for Monday, March 15, 2010

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Police ID victim in Saturday bedroom shooting

Police on Monday identified the man fatally shot by a home intruder Saturday morning as 36-year-old Yassin Mahmoud.

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Details surface in Barrow's third killing of 2010

Barrow authorities on Monday released new details in the county's latest killing of 2010 -- the death of an Athens man, 51, that bumps the homicide total to three.

More students to be tested for TB

More Lilburn Middle School students will under go tuberculosis testing after a second person tested positive for the communicable disease.

RWR billing problems to end soon

Rockdale Water Resources officials said Monday they expected customer billing to be back on schedule for April following months of delayed bills that have frustrated and confused water and sewer customers.

Deputies arrest two while visiting inmates at county jail

Deputies arrested two Gwinnett residents at the county jail for separate incidents while visiting inmates Saturday.

Fieldstone Community Center: County to seek funding

Rockdale County will seek $300,000 in state community block grants to potentially build a community center for the Fieldstone area that would serve low and moderate income families. The county will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m., Friday, at Memorial Middle School to get public input on the grant application. The school is located at 3205 Underwood Road, S.E.

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'Noble profession:' Elementary educator named city's teacher of the year

Ultimately, Deale Fitch wants her kindergartners to learn one thing by the end of the year: how to be a good person.

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Storm darkens, floods Northeast

BOUND BROOK, N.J. -- Torrential rains and high winds pounded the Northeast for a third day Monday, taking a heavy toll on people and property in a region that only recently restored power or finished digging out from the last of several major winter storms.

Juror says stalemate 'frustrating'

A juror in the sexual assault trial of Lilburn psychotherapist Cliff Tillery called the stalemate in deliberations "frustrating" on Monday and condemned the prospect that he could treat patients again.

Ga. students protest cuts

A few hundred college students rallied on the steps of the Georgia Capitol on Monday to protest budget cuts they say could make college too expensive at a time when education is needed with a shrinking pool of jobs.

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NATION IN BRIEF: Mother, son missing after van found on beach

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The fiance of a mother whose minivan was found on a private Puget Sound beach is using his Web site to plead for information leading to the safe return of the woman and her 8-year-old son.

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Local cancer survivor: 'I'm the same person'

One aspect of Kimberly Hutcherson's job as a radiologist is interpreting mammograms.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Swiss designer creates watch from dino dung

GENEVA -- A Swiss watchmaker is hoping to raise a stink with an expensive timepiece that eschews the trade's standard gold, diamond or titanium fittings for a more earthy substance -- dinosaur dung.

Prep Roundup: Brookwood boys, Parkview girls shine in track

HOSCHTON -- The Brookwood boys and Parkview girls track and field teams took the team championships Saturday at Mill Creek's Jerry Arnold Invitational, which featured 41 teams and more than 1,000 athletes from the metro area.Brookwood won the boys division handily with 105 points to runner-up Parkview's 47. Collins Hill (45), Peachtree Ridge (42), Dacula (40) and Norcross (36) finished third through sixth.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Peter Graves dies in LA

LOS ANGELES -- Peter Graves, whose calm and intelligent demeanor was a good fit to the intrigue of ''Mission Impossible'' as well as the satire of the ''Airplane'' films, has died.

Edwards' mistress says she's still in love, living 'truth'

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The mistress of former presidential candidate John Edwards said she is helping him live ''a life of truth'' and the two remain in love even after their affair helped trigger his downfall from the pinnacle of U.S. politics.

Suspects in Alpharetta home invasion caught in Gwinnett

A pair of suspects from an Alpharetta home invasion were arrested in Lawrenceville this weekend.

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King county

Overall, 10 boys and girls basketball teams from five different classifications were crowned as state champions by the Georgia High School Association over the weekend.Half of those champions call Gwinnett County home as girls teams from Buford, Norcross and Wesleyan and boys teams from GAC and Wesleyan brought home trophies from their respective title games.

GC&B urging locals to take part in challenge

Residents can help clean up their community and possibly win a prize for their efforts.

Ramos to direct GAC wrestling

When Cliff Ramos resigned as Collins Hill's head wrestling coach last month, he said he still wanted to stay involved with the sport in some capacity.The hall of fame coach found a way at Greater Atlanta Christian, which announced Monday that Ramos is the Spartans' new director of wrestling.

Norcross wins area weightlifting title

Norcross won the Area 2 Weightlifting Championships this past weekend over runner-up Peachtree Ridge.The Blue Devils had 68 points to Peachtree Ridge's 47. The Lions barely edged third-place South Gwinnett (46) and Mill Creek was fifth. The top three finishers in each age group advance to Saturday's state meet at Hawkinsville.

Thompkins earns AP All-SEC honors

ATLANTA -- Kentucky is back in a familiar place -- atop the Southeastern Conference and dominating the league awards.Freshman sensation John Wall was named player of the year and newcomer of the year on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team released Monday, and John Calipari made it a clean sweep for the Wildcats by taking the coaching honor.

UGA women draw Tulane; Jackets to play Arkansas-Little Rock

ATLANTA -- Georgia is headed to Tempe, Ariz., to face Tulane in the first round of the NCAA women's tournament.The Lady Bulldogs (23-8), the No. 5 seed in the Sacramento region, will face No. 12 seed Tulane (26-6) on Saturday.

SMITH: The Deen of Southern fare

SAVANNAH -- Paula Deen lives on Wilmington Island. Her kitchen is a television studio -- what did you expect? -- and if you are invited to see her tape her weekly show, you can sample the food when the crew breaks for lunch. Barbecued ribs and chicken, roast pork, salad, vegetables and sweet potato casserole for dessert. At least that was my choice for dessert.

HALL: Cleaning up the metro streets

If the mean streets of the Atlanta area were a football field, they would be strewn from goalpost to goalpost with a collection of yellow penalty flags because we have just witnessed one of the best examples of gang-tackling by law enforcement that we will ever see.

GC&B urging locals to take part in challenge

LAWRENCEVILLE — Residents can help clean up their community and possibly win a prize for their efforts.

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'Noble profession:' Elementary educator named city's teacher of the year

BUFORD — Ultimately, Deale Fitch wants her kindergartners to learn one thing by the end of the year: how to be a good person.

G-Braves coming together

Todd Redmond and James Parr, expected to be key parts of the Gwinnett rotation this season, were included in the Atlanta Braves' first round of cuts made on Monday.

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Local cancer survivor: 'I'm the same person'

LAWRENCEVILLE — One aspect of Kimberly Hutcherson's job as a radiologist is interpreting mammograms.

Juror says stalemate 'frustrating'

LAWRENCEVILLE — A juror in the sexual assault trial of Lilburn psychotherapist Cliff Tillery called the stalemate in deliberations "frustrating" on Monday and condemned the prospect that he could treat patients again.

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Government says it cannot explain runaway Toyota

WASHINGTON -- The federal government said Monday it cannot explain a reported incident of sudden, high-speed acceleration in a Toyota Prius on a San Diego, Calif., freeway last week and acknowledged it may not be able to solve the mystery of what happened to the hybrid.

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Obama heads to Ohio looking for health care votes

WASHINGTON -- Still seeking votes for his proposed health care overhaul, President Barack Obama appears ready to reverse his position and allow unpopular deal-sweetening measures in the hopes of finding Democratic support for legislation whose future will be decided in coming days.

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'Mission: Impossible' star Peter Graves dies in LA

LOS ANGELES -- Peter Graves, whose calm and intelligent demeanor was a good fit for the intrigue of "Mission Impossible" as well as the satire of the "Airplane" films, has died.

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