News for Thursday, November 4, 2010


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MOVIE REVIEW: Tyler Perry takes on too much in 'For Colored Girls'

It is rare when Atlanta-based filmmaker Tyler Perry screens one of his films for the press.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Fair Game' takes look at Plame affair

Shortly after the second war in Iraq began, studios started releasing one film right after another about it and every one of those movies was summarily ignored by the masses.

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THE DISH: Three Blind Mice

When designing the restaurant, the Three Blind Mice staff wanted to give it a casual, bistro feel but also create a place where customers could come for a special occasion.

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Hollywood hot spot: 'Due Date,' 'For Colored Girls' have scenes shot in Gwinnett

Two films opening this weekend contain scenes shot right here in Gwinnett.

Lionheart puts on play about Vietnam veterans

Lionheart Theatre Company's current production, "Strange Snow," follows two Vietnam war veterans readjusting to life at home after experiencing war abroad.

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OUT IN THE CROWD: Uncle Kracker to perform at Wild Bill's

Wild Bill's is closing out its fall country music concert series with a cross-over artist from the realm of rap-rock music.

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Cirque du Soleil's 'Ovo' comes to Atlanta

The stage will be teeming with insects -- crickets springing lithely into the air, spiders flowing gracefully over a web, ants playfully juggling their food.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Inside Job' takes a interesting look at 2008 financial meltdown

Opening with spectacular aerial and long-distance shots of Iceland and Manhattan, "Inside Job" quickly and firmly establishes itself as one of the most beautifully filmed documentaries ever made.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Will Ferrell, dream cast shine in 'Megamind'

The first time Will Ferrell provided his voice to an animated feature ("Curious George") he had to play it straight, which was fitting as his white bread character was one-dimensional and the material was beyond ultra-safe.


By most accounts, 2010 has been an off year for live-action films, but the complete opposite is the case for animated features.

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Hollywood veteran to teach two-day film school in Atlanta

For the second time in recent weeks, Hollywood is coming to town; this time in the form of education.

Wesleyan's Baughn, North take top volleyball honors

Grace Leah Baughn of Wesleyan took the top honor as county player of the year in all-county voting by the Gwinnett County volleyball coaches.

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'Great teaching': Parkview biology educator named Teacher of the Year

A high school biology teacher who once thought about becoming a doctor was named the Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year on Thursday evening.

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Hawks' Boetje eyes state crown

Austin Boetje has matured over the last few years and its' not only with his behavior. The senior has blossomed into of the state's top runners. He'll get to see where he stacks up in Saturday's state championship in Carrollton.

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Airport future: Officials revising timeline

It could be mid-2011 before a decision is reached on the future of the Gwinnett County Airport.

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25 police grads to bolster force

With more than 800 training hours under their belts, over the course of a five-month regime that's billed as being among the state's toughest, 25 academy graduates were minted as Gwinnett County Police Department officers on Thursday night.

North seeks repeat at state

North Gwinnett's Mark Karen pulled out the itinerary from last year's state cross country meet and didn't make a single change to it except for the date. The Bulldogs' head coach hopes the routine will have the same result.

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Temps to dip below freezing

The National Weather Service has issued its first freeze warning of the season for Gwinnett County.

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Hokies take down Jackets

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- David Wilson returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown with 2:23 to play and No. 20 Virginia Tech held on to beat Georgia Tech 28-21 on Thursday night.

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Getting to Know ... Lisa Peeler

In this latest installment of "Getting to Know...", Peeler talks with sports editor Will Hammock about her alma mater, 1990s fashion trends and her new hobby, mixed martial arts.

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Police catch men suspected in robbery

Three men invested some planning into robbing a Lilburn Wendy's restaurant Wednesday night but failed to account for witnesses in the drive-through, police said

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Santa arrives at mall Saturday

The Mall of Georgia is getting into the Christmas spirit early with the arrival Saturday of Santa.

Dacula officials decide to keep sanitation a city service

City leaders in Dacula voted to keep sanitation service in-house rather than turn the job over to a private company. The monthly fee for basic service will be increased from $10 to $15, and add-on services will be charged above and beyond the basic fee.

Big Mexican drug ring hit by Atlanta-area busts

Federal and local law enforcement agents have arrested 45 people and seized cash, guns and more than two tons of drugs as part of an investigation into the Atlanta-area U.S. distribution hub of a major Mexican drug cartel, authorities said Thursday.

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Man tased, arrested after wife, police assaulted

A Loganville man is facing 10 separate charges after a violent incident in which officials said he was "out of control," reportedly assaulting his wife, an elderly woman and police officers while children watched in the early hours of Thursday morning.

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Search still on for Falcons' starting NG

FLOWERY BRANCH -- John Abraham is getting antsy. The season is nearly half over, and the Atlanta Falcons still are trying to find their starting nose tackle. As the three-time Pro Bowl defensive end sees it, the Falcons need either rookie Corey Peters, a third-round draft pick, or Peria Jerry, a 2009 first-rounder, to win the job outright.

Bourbon St, shooter caught in Norcross

Authorities on Wednesday arrested a Louisiana man in Norcross wanted for shooting a man on Bourbon Street this week, officials said.

Fed move spurs stock rally

WASHINGTON -- Global stock markets staged an explosive rally Thursday, embracing a move by the Federal Reserve to try to rejuvenate the U.S. economy by buying $600 billion in Treasury bonds.

Move to bullpen has helped Carter

The switch to the bullpen early last season has turned Anthony Carter from a minor league starter with an iffy major league future to a prime prospect with the Chicago White Sox.

NATION: West Memphis 3 win new hearings

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The three men convicted in the grisly murders of three West Memphis Cub Scouts won new hearings Thursday to argue their innocence, more than 15 years after they were sent to prison despite scant physical evidence linking them to the crime scene.

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Duluth firefighters dispatched to business

DULUTH -- Firefighters responded to a business in the 2600 block of North Berkeley Lake Road in Duluth early Thursday to douse a small fire near a paper shredder.



PEOPLE: Moore, Kutcher back fight vs. trafficking

Moore, Kutcher back fight vs. trafficking

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Gladiators' Nesbitt takes league honor

DULUTH — Gwinnett Gladiators forward Derek Nesbitt was named the ECHL player of the month and the plus performer of the month for October on Thursday.

Friday Kickoff Week 11 - BROOKWOOD AT BERKMAR

Brookwood snapped its two-year losing streak to Grayson and now the No. 6 Broncos are in position to win the Region 8-AAAAA championship. The final hurdle is a Berkmar team that the Broncos have beaten the last 19 times.

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No title, but plenty of meaning for Bulldogs, Lions

North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge have met in the final game of the regular season the last two years with the region title on the line.

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NCAA rating rundown puts Rams' Schuessler on top

There are many ways to gauge the success of a quarterback, with wins and losses being the ultimate measuring stick, of course.

Friday Kickoff Week 11 - HEBRON AT TOWNS COUNTY

Head coach Brian Smith has a different winter than most head football coaches — he’s coaching Hebron’s middle school girls basketball team, which includes his daughter — but first he wants to finish off what has been an impressive second season with the Lions.



Hope Clinic to host fundraising awards dinner

LAWRENCEVILLE — Last year, the Hope Clinic provided more than $650,000 worth of uncompensated care to its patients.



Wesleyan's Baughn, North take top volleyball honors

Grace Leah Baughn of Wesleyan took the top honor as county player of the year in all-county voting by the Gwinnett County volleyball coaches.

BRODER: A change in method, not goals, needed

The message to President Barack Obama from Tuesday’s election could not have been plainer: Don’t abandon your goals. Change your way of operating.

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Hawks' Boetje eyes state crown

Austin Boetje picked up a knack for running as a soccer player. But it wasn’t because he was chasing the soccer ball.



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McCULLOUGH: A little twit or treat

So first things first, I like to keep you folks updated whenever I have a change in attitude and I had several this week, not the least of which is, I, uh, got a Twitter account.


It’s down to pride for the still winless Bulldoggs, who would like to take a

Wolves face ELCA in 5-A showdown

Let’s call this a playoff game without the consequences.

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LETTERS: A variety of views serves us well

I found it ironic that immediately after reading and agreeing with Eugene Robinson’s clear and lucid argument that much of the ire — not to mention the wild accusations — directed at President Barack Obama are due to the fact that he is black, the next item my eyes fell upon was a letter to the editor by Robert Davies giving his opinion that none of Mr. Robinson’s columns “seems even remotely connected to reality.”

LETTERS: Most voters gave Congress a good wake-up call

Based on election results, most folks saw government crashing down on them and decided to change direction. Shockingly, there are a few states and local districts that still don’t get it. Take Nevada, whose unemployment is the highest in the nation at a shameful 14 percent. Nevadans are so proud they re-elected the charismatic Harry Reid to another term. At least they’re No. 1 at something.

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Two dramatically different teams have dramatically different goals in mind

Friday Kickoff Week 11 - ARCHER AT SOUTH GWINNETT

For both teams, nothing’s really at stake.

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Friday Kickoff Week 11 - APALACHEE AT LOGANVILLE

Apalachee coach Shane Davis has done the math. He knows precisely what outcomes among 6-3 teams will put his Wildcats into a fifth straight postseason.

Hawks one win away from playoff berth

Mill Creek posted its biggest win of the season to put itself in the driver’s seat for the state playoffs.

Division champs Buford, Westminster clash for rematch

Buford football coach Jess Simpson saw this coming.

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Gwinnett Tech paramedic program honored

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Gwinnett Technical College paramedic technology program has been honored for its participation in and contributions to a pilot program that determines how paramedics are evaluated and nationally certified, according to a news release.

Winder council to hear proposals for stormwater fee

WINDER — Four specially called meetings in Winder over the past two months have been dedicated to one topic: How to collect enough money from property owners to pay for necessary infrastructure and management costs associated with protecting the water supply.

Season on line for Panthers, Falcons

It took extra time for Parkview and Dacula to end when the teams met late in the season last year.

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Collins Hill quarterback Taylor Heinicke threw four touchdown passes last week to break the Gwinnett County single-season record. The senior now has 32 TDs on the season as Eagles go into tonight’s game against winless Meadowcreek.

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Robert Bradford

BOB" Mr. Robert "Bob" Bradford, age 83, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Helen LeRoy Bradford ...

James Marks Buchanan, Sr.

JAMES James Marks Buchanan, Sr. age 68 of Loganville passed away, Tuesday, November 2, 2010. A Memorial service will be held at 3 PM, Friday, November 5, 2010 in the ...

Suzanne Simmons

Miss. Suzanne Simmons, age 47 of Loganville, GA passed away July 22, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100.

Charles Kress

Charles "Bucky" Kress, age 36, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away November 2, 2010. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery, 770-967-5555

Donald Smith

Donald William Smith, age 72, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Anne Smith; daughter, Debbi Smith of Texas; son, Todd Smith ...

Faye Franklin

Faye Franklin, age 90 of Snellville, GA passed away October 22, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010

Anthony Balsamo

Anthony James Balsamo, age 72 of Milton, Ga passed away October 31, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815.

Annette Jordan

Annette Marie Jordan, age 65 of Lawrenceville, died November 1, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Terry Toulantis

Terry Toulantis age 67 of Dacula, GA passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100

Pete Hope

Mr. Pete Hope, age 82, of Houston, TX and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on April 19, 2010. His mother, Era Hope, preceded him in death. He is survived ...

Lillian Squires

Lillian Squires, age 94 of Suwanee, died November 2, 2010. Arrangements to be announced by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Curtis Leroy Loving, Sr.

CURTIS Mr. Curtis Leroy Loving, Sr., age 69, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2010. He was preceded in death by his life-long companion, Judy ...

Oklahoma Wiggins

OKIE" Oklahoma "Okie" Wiggins, age 86 of Lawrenceville, died Wednesday November 3, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldean Wiggins and sons, Lavon "Pete" Wiggins and Larry ...

Ruth Wyatt

Ruth Wyatt, age 93 of Duluth, GA, passed away November 2, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Jacquelyn Snyder

Jacquelyn Snyder age70 of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Gary Womack

Reverend Deacon Gary David Womack, 71, died, peacefully at his home in Loganville, GA, on November 3, 2010 of heart disease. He was born in Norman, OK, the second of ...

Beatrice Key Ivey

Mrs. Beatrice Key Ivey age 83 of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...