News for Monday, March 29, 2010


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Panthers sweep county track titles

Grayson's Taren White was the individual girls star Monday night at Mill Creek. The Brookwood boys also racked up some impressive records. But it was the Parkview girls and boys teams that took home the big trophies at the Gwinnett County Track and Field Championships, squeezing just enough points out of their distance runners when they needed it the most in brisk, breezy conditions.

Allen, Jukes meet in Final Four

The friendship of Chris Allen and Avery Jukes goes back to their days as Gwinnett high school basketball players at rival high schools.

Mitchell joins elite wrestling company

T.J. Mitchell completed his brilliant prep wrestling career on Sunday at the NHSCA national championship. The Collins Hill senior won the 125-pound national title, becoming the fourth Georgian to ever win the senior division of the National High School Coaches Association tournament.

Hinske home run in 9th lifts Braves

Braves backup Eric Hinske hit a solo home run in the ninth inning off Ryan Madson and Atlanta beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Monday.

PREP ROUNDUP: Kregel's grand slam powers Parkview to win

Brandon Kregel's offensive outburst powered Parkview's baseball team to a 12-1 win over Central Gwinnett on Monday.

Foundation challenges museum to raise $5K

The Southeastern Railway Museum has been challenged by a private foundation to raise $5,000 for its park train project by June 1.

Chamber sponsoring Gwinnett Day at the Capitol

Baseballs and frisbees will help tell Gwinnett's story under the Gold Dome today.

Trial slated for summer in 2007 stabbing at apartment

Two men indicted in a fatal 2007 stabbing at a Norcross apartment complex will likely face a jury this summer, as a hearing scheduled for one defendant Monday was uneventful, a prosecutor said.

Feds removing feral cats from park at Lake Lanier

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, trying to eliminate what it considers a threat to public health and wildlife, has begun removing feral cats from a park at Lake Lanier.

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Experts: Prepare for allergy season

A late winter will mean spring headaches -- literally.

Jaguars sweep Andrew College

COVINGTON -- Sophomore righthanders Jake Dyer and Alan Busenitz turned in sparkling pitching performances as the Georgia Perimeter College Jaguars swept a Region 17 doubleheader from Andrew College 8-1 and 12-0 on Alumni Day at the Newton Campus.

Police find $130K in bogus items

Two recent undercover investigations by Gwinnett police have found more than $130,000 in counterfeit merchandise being sold at Discover Mills Mall, officials said Monday.

Cops arrest two more in club shooting

Police have made two additional arrests in a teen club shoot-out that left several revelers injured March 20.

Rockdale sweeps 10 tennis matches over Salem

CONYERS -- Rockdale swept 10 tennis matches from county rival Salem Monday as both the boys and girl's teams improved to 5-5 overall and 4-3 in sub-region matches.

Proposal on sales tax won't happen this year

A proposal to change a sales tax law to give Gwinnett more revenue won't happen in 2010.

Thrashers' playoff hopes take hit

Carolina goalie Cam Ward made a brilliant return after being out nearly two months, Erik Cole scored a decisive goal with 4:11 left and the Hurricanes beat the Thrashers 4-1 Monday, dealing a blow to Atlanta's playoff hopes.

Els hangs on at Bay Hill

Ernie Els made two clutch par putts, escaped trouble from a buried lie in the bunker and wound up wearing a blue blazer Monday for winning the rain-delayed Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Hamlin surges to victory

Denny Hamlin and crew chief Mike Ford were in a tough spot, leading a race with a dominant car and eight laps to go when a caution forced a decision.

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Bombings kill 38 in Moscow subway

MOSCOW -- Terror returned to the heart of Russia, with two deadly suicide bombings on the Moscow subway at rush hour, including an attack at the station beneath the headquarters of the secret police.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Ricky Martin says he's gay

NEW YORK -- Ricky Martin is no longer denying the rumors: He's gay.

NATION IN BRIEF: 9 charged with bullying teen who killed self

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Insults and threats followed 15-year-old Phoebe Prince almost from her first day at South Hadley High School, targeting the Irish immigrant in the halls, library and in vicious cell phone text messages.

WORLD IN BRIEF: S. Korea: Ship may have struck mine

SEOUL, South Korea -- A naval mine dispatched from North Korea may have struck the South Korean warship that exploded and sank near the Koreas' disputed sea border, the defense minister told lawmakers Monday, laying out several scenarios for the maritime disaster.

MUST READ: Superman com

NEW YORK -- The record price for a comic book, already broken twice this year, has been shattered again.

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Hamlin surges to victory at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Denny Hamlin surged to the front after a blunder and won the rain-delayed NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway in a wild finish.

Feds pick Delaware, Tennessee for $600M ed grants

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Department of Education on Monday awarded Delaware and Tennessee $600 million as part of the competitive "Race to the Top" program to help states improve student performance and transform struggling schools.

HIGH SCHOOL HARDBALL: Catching up with the 2010 prep baseball season

As small as our staff is here at the Gwinnett Daily Post - along with the large number of schools we cover - overlaps between different high school sport seasons can cause us a lot of chaos.

BUSINESS IN BRIEF: Funeral home adds family service representative

Funeral home adds family service representative

Blanco optioned to Gwinnett

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Gregor Blanco was optioned to Gwinnett by Atlanta, which still has 36 players in camp counting minor league invitees. The Braves won't make their final cuts until arriving in Atlanta this weekend.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Ricky Martin says he's gay

Ricky Martin says he's gay

FIRE BRIEFS: Fire scorches kitchen

Fire scorches kitchen

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Does stimulus work?

The rumor mill has it that Craig Robinson, President Obama's brother-in-law, was on the brink of getting fired after the Beavers got off to a slow start, but was bailed out when the U.S. government provided the university with $17 million in specially designated stimulus money. Post your comments

Consumer spending up, sign of decent recovery

WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumers spent modestly last month, a sign that the economic recovery is proceeding at a decent -- but not spectacular -- pace.

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Boeing calls key 787 test results 'positive'

NEW YORK -- Boeing Co. said the results of a key airworthiness test for its long delayed 787 are "positive," but it will be weeks before the aircraft maker can say whether it's a success.