News for Wednesday, October 13, 2010


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GSU benefits from McQueen's accuracy

On any level of college football every player has a role, and every role is important. That is true even for Scott McQueen, who has two of the game's more unusual -- and perhaps thankless -- roles with Georgia State's first-year program.

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Jones spurs on Broncos

With two on and one out in the sixth inning, Brandi Jones finally got a pitch to hit.

Rams hammer Roswell twice

Grayson struck early and often in a doubleheader sweep of visiting Roswell on Wednesday in the first round of the Class AAAAA state sectional softball playoffs.

No. 1 Collins Hill dispatches Etowah

Collins Hill softball players hope patterns repeat themselves. Last year they won Region 7-AAAAA, then a second-ever state championship. This season they again won region, and now are eyeing another state crown.

STATE SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Mill Creek sweeps tight doubleheader

Mill Creek won two one-run games to advance past Walton in the first round of the Class AAAAA state sectional playoffs Wednesday.

HAMMOCK: Reach-ing upward at right time

From a fans' perspective, it looked rough. After a Region 7-AAAAA-opening loss to North Gwinnett, Collins Hill's football team had a 1-3 record.

Braves quickly tab Gonzalez new manager

The Braves didn't even wait 48 hours to introduce Bobby Cox's replacement. No need. Fredi Gonzalez was Atlanta's manager-in-waiting almost as soon as Cox announced that 2010 would be his final season.

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Actress walks into 'Secretariat' role

Carissa Capobianco hadn't intended to audition for the role of Sarah Tweedy in the Walt Disney Pictures film "Secretariat."

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Chairman vote to be March 15

A special election to determine Gwinnett's new chairman will be held March 15.

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To Africa and back : Firefighter, pals complete life-altering mission trip

Eating camel, donkey and a strange delicacy of intestines didn't exactly rank high on their bucket lists.

NATION: Wounded recount rampage

FORT HOOD, Texas -- A sergeant shot five times during the rampage at Fort Hood said Wednesday he recalled lying on the floor and locking eyes with Maj. Nidal Hasan after the Army psychiatrist cried out ''Allahu Akbar'' and unleashed a burst of gunfire into a crowd of soldiers preparing for deployment.

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Police catch man wanted in burglaries

A Lawrenceville man wanted in connection with more than 20 burglaries in northeast Georgia led Hall County officials on an all-day manhunt Monday, before finally being captured in Gwinnett.

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Photographer to discuss art at Hudgens Center

The Hudgens Center for the Arts is celebrating photography this October and November.

Archer tourney to raise money for dugouts

The Archer High School Dugout Club is sponsoring its second annual Divots for Dugouts golf tournament.

Contenders get clean slate as volleyball playoffs begin

As with every sport, the same cliches come from high school volleyball coaches at the beginning of the postseason.

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THOMAS: Slippery slope from stem cells to much worse

Researchers announced Monday they had injected embryonic stem cells into a patient suffering from a spinal cord injury. It marked the world’s first human clinical trial of a procedure developed from such a source. The procedure took place at Shepherd Center, a spinal cord injury facility in Atlanta. The use of embryonic stem cells for such purposes had been banned under the Bush administration, but allowed under the Obama administration.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Sunday's debate for state House spot to be televised

Earlier this year, the Atlanta Press Club debates revealed few differences in the men seeking Congressman John Linder’s office, since the crowded field heading for the primary were all Republicans.

None injured in day care blaze

NORCROSS — No injuries were reported in a fire late Tuesday that damaged a day care facility near Norcross.

Collins Hill tackling hunger

SUWANEE — Collins Hill student Kourtney Doherty hopes the community will help her school tackle hunger at Friday night’s football game.

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Gonzales said to be named new Braves manager and Fox's Atlanta affiliate are both reporting what may be the worst-kept secret in baseball -- that Fredi Gonzales, who was fired by the Florida Marlins this season, will be named the successor to retired manager Bobby Cox.

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PARKER: 'Inside Job' will make you furious at almost everyone

NEW YORK — If you haven’t been humming tunes from “Les Miserables,” you haven’t seen “Inside Job,” the new documentary about how our economic crisis evolved.

Students collecting sweaters to keep senior citizens warm

LAWRENCEVILLE — When Mae Horne finished gluing all the paper, pompoms and buttons onto her art project Wednesday, she wondered if she could lift it off the table.

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GARDENING IN GWINNETT: Leyland cypress trees require sufficient space

One of the most widely planted trees in landscapes across Georgia is the Leyland cypress.

Group celebrates 5 years helping kids cope after fires

WINDER — One particular image from Dec. 16, 2006, is seared in Scott Dakin’s mind:

FBI arrests NC man in Buford

BUFORD — The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a Charlotte, N.C., man in Buford on Tuesday, after reportedly luring him there with the promise of sex with underaged boys.

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GSU benefits from McQueen's accuracy

ATLANTA — On any level of college football every player has a role, and every role is important.

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Grace Kilgore

Mrs. Grace Williams Kilgore, age 90, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Kilgore; and sons, Douglas Waycaster ...

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Daniel White

Daniel W. White, 95, widower of Emma Stewart White, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2010 at his home in Lawrenceville after a long and happy life. He was born ...

Lydia Brown

Lydia Amoree Brown age 7 of Loganville, GA passed away October 9, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200

James Tollerson

Mr. James Tollerson age 86 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, October 11, 2010. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966.

Michael Ayers

Angels came and took him away. He died at home in Dacula, Georgia Monday, October 11, 2010. He is survived by his brother and sister in law, Patrick and Carmen ...

Irma Bruschini

Irma Helen Bruschini, age 89, of Johns Creek, formally of Anderson SC, passed away on October 9, 2010. A memorial service will be on Sunday, October 17 at 3 PM ...

Dulsie Maureen Turner

Dulsie Maureen Turner, age 92, of Sharpsburg, Ga., formerly of Gwinnett County, died Tuesday morning, October 12, 2010. Her funeral will be Thursday, October 14, 2010, at 2 pm in ...

Mary Adams

Mary Ruth Adams, age 73 of Cumming, Ga passed away October 8, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815.

Kenneth Dewy

Kenneth Stephen Dewy, age 67 of Buford, GA died suddenly Monday, October 11, 2010. Funeral Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. 770-945-6924,

Eddie Everett

Mr. Eddie Everett age 73 of Snellville, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Myriam Sanchez

Myriam Sanchez, age 77 of Buford, Ga passed away October 10, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815.

John Sweat, Sr.

Mr. John Sweat, Sr., age 62 of Statham, GA passed away October 9, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361

Lee Thao

Mrs. Lee Chang Thao, age 47 of St. Paul, MN formerly of Lawrenceville, GA who passed away on October 6, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467. ...