News for Saturday, September 11, 2010

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PREP ROUNDUP: Central routs Westminster

Kaitlin Hussey and Ashlyn Arp both batted 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Kara Hembree went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and stole a base as Central Gwinnett beat Westminster 10-2 on Saturday at North Georgia College.

YOUTH ROUNDUP: Impact finish national runner-up

The 97 Georgia Impact 12U softball team was runner-up in the 12U (A) ASA National Tournament on Aug. 2-8 in Bloomington, Ind.

Gonzalez, Braves come up big in 12th

Alex Gonzalez got the fly ball he wanted. It was just a bonus that the drive cleared the left-field wall. Gonzalez hit a three-run homer in the 12th inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Saturday to move into a tie for the NL East lead.

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Coaches gather to listen to legendary Meyer

In a gym named for one historic Gwinnett basketball coach, 80 others gathered Saturday. All to learn from the same legendary one. Don Meyer, billed as the winningest men's basketball coach in NAIA history, held a basketball camp at Duluth High's Joe Marelle Gym, named for the former Wildcats coach of 23 seasons.

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GSU's perfect record spoiled

After making history with a win in the first football game in Georgia State history, the Panthers made more history Saturday against Lambuth. Unfortunately, it wasn't the kind of history they were looking to make.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Heckman asks own question on billboards

Jody Hice's controversial conservative message has been replaced on several billboards with another question.

NATION: Colorado fire mostly contained

Colorado fire mostly contained

Attendance falls in G-Braves' 2nd year

Attendance took a substantial dip in the Gwinnett Braves’ second season, with the average crowd at Coolray Field this year falling by more than 1,000 fans as the newness wore off.

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LINDER: Honor Patriots' Day

As we reflect on the nine-year anniversary of the Sept.11 attacks, one thing is clear, the values and beliefs that have forged America are as strong as ever.

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O'REILLY: President dogging

On Labor Day, President Obama injected some mirth into one of his speeches while attempting to explain away the annoying economy. Speaking before a crowd in Milwaukee, the president said: ‘‘Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time ... are not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog.’’

WORLD: Mexican police stop car bomb

Mexican police stop car bomb

BISHER: Jersey price, agent make Green deal fishy

Yes, of course, colleges make money off athletes and their performances on field and on court. On the other hand, athletes can get an education — a high-priced one — free of charge from their colleges — if they take advantage of it.

Trial to start for shooting suspect

LAWRENCEVILLE — One of the men believed to be involved in the 2008 drug-related shooting at a local bowling alley will face trial this week.

UGA NOTES: Gamecocks' Lattimore is real deal

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Two games into his college career, Marcus Lattimore is for real.

Rotary Club joins forces with Kingdom Kids

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Gwinnett Rotary Club is helping make wishes come true for children battling difficult health issues for a second time.

Sammons' time with hometown Braves could be over

Clint Sammons spent the three previous Septembers in the major leagues. This year, the season ended early.

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ROBINSON: A 'framework' seriously bent

WASHINGTON — Just how corrupt is the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan? It should be clear by now that President Hamid Karzai doesn’t want us to know. He’d prefer that we just keep sending our troops and our dollars, and not ask too many questions.

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GSU's perfect record spoiled

ATLANTA — After making history with a win in the first football game in Georgia State history, the Panthers made more history Saturday against Lambuth.

All Braves farm teams miss playoffs

It’s a good thing the Gwinnett Braves won their final game at Charlotte on Labor Day. If they hadn’t, the Atlanta minor league system wouldn’t have had a team with a winning record.

PEOPLE: Celebrities turn out for telethon to fight cancer

Celebrities turn out for telethon to fight cancer

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BRODER: JFK's tolerance moment

Fifty years ago Sunday John Kennedy gave one of the best political speeches I ever heard, a plea for religious tolerance that has strange pertinence today when a little-known minister has been threatening to burn a Quran to strike a blow against Muslims.

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.

Margaret Norton

Margaret Frances Norton, age 82 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away September 9, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Jean Rinehardt

Mrs. Jean Kiser Rinehardt, age 73, of Buford, GA and formerly of Concord, NC passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2010. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in ...

Winton Johnson

Mr. Winton L. Johnson, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2010. His son-in-law, Eddie Wallace, preceded him in death. He is survived by ...

Lydia Taylor

Lydia Dianne Taylor, age 63 of Pendergrass, Georgia passed away Thursday, September 9, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Hiram Clegg

Hiram Clegg, age 94 of Longwood, FL and formerly of Monroe, GA, passed away September 8, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594 www.stewartfh.com

Tommie Mitchell

Mr. Tommie Clyde Mitchell age 71 of Covington, GA and formerly of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, September 10, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by ...

David Casto

David Casto, age 37 of Winder, GA passed away September 4, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Judy Murray

Judy Murray of Lawrenceville, acquired a new, pain-free body on Thursday, September 9, 2010 and is now home with her Savior where she longed to be. She is survived ...

R. Keith Dutton

Lawrenceville resident, R. Keith Dutton, 78, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2010 in Lawrenceville, GA after a brief illness surrounded by his beloved family. He was born to Russell ...

Randy Hoagland

Randall L. "Randy" Hoagland, age 54 of Duluth, GA died September 9, 2010. Funeral arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Joe Hamby

Joe Junior Hamby, age 80 of Waleska, Georgia passed away Thursday, September 9, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Billy Joe Mcbee

Billy Joe McBee, age 62 of Townsend, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2010. He was a member of Brantley's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, member and past president of P.D.C.A. and ...

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