News for Sunday, July 10, 2011


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Teheran gives up leadoff homer

The Gwinnett right-hander and top Atlanta prospect gave up a leadoff home run to Jason Kipnis and the United State team went on to win the showcase event for top minor leaguers 6-4 at Chase Field in Phoenix.

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Gartrell homers twice in G-Braves victory

Stefan Gartrell tuned up for the AAA Home Run Derby by going deep twice Sunday and the G-Braves (50-41) defeated Charlotte 6-4 at Coolray Field for their 12th victory in the past 17 games.

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Wambach, Solo key dramatic US win over Brazil

DRESDEN, Germany -- Running low on hope and almost out of time, the Americans were surely beat, about to make their earliest exit from the Women's World Cup.

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Silverbacks hang on for second win of season

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Atlanta Silverbacks held off a late surge from the Fort Lauderdale Strikers on Saturday night, earning a 3-2 win at Lockhart Stadium.

Duluth to host evening featuring local art

DULUTH-- The Duluth Fine Arts League will sponsor an "Evening in the Tropics" on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Duluth Art Gallery in downtown Duluth to highlight local artwork.

Gwinnett Tech opens registration for 'Green' courses

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett Technical College, recently honored with the county's first Green Reach Award, is now registering for a range of courses, seminars and workshops on energy conservation, sustainability and green building practices for business professionals in construction and related fields.

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Helping hearts: Mother gets first heart stent at GMC

Unbeknownst to them, Leah Watkins spent years helping save her mother's life.

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216 pounds, 8 million viewers later, local relishes 'Extreme Makeover'

Hobnobbing with Morgan Freeman and Whoopi Goldberg during a June taping of the "The View," it dawned on Alex Respess that something pretty crazy was afoot, something like a life-altering twist of fate. He was in Manhattan, bedazzled by the cosmic bombast of Times Square.

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HOT Lanes: Project to open after Labor Day

It won't be quite as hot when the long-awaited HOT lanes open along Interstate 85.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Woodall says borrowing should stop

Gwinnett's Congressman Rob Woodall was part of the debate in Washington this week about the controversial raising of the debt ceiling.

Moore Middle to hold open house

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Parents looking to get a first glance at the district's newest school can drop by the facility for a tour from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 17.

Chamber director graduates leadership class

DULUTH -- Alicia Krogh, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce's senior director of board relations and programs, recently graduated from the Institute for Organizational Management, a leadership training program produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Force drops pivotal game

DULUTH -- Coming off a bye week rested and ready to lock down a possible playoff berth in the Arena Football League, the Georgia Force picked a bad time to play poorly in a 51-41 loss to the Chicago Rush on Saturday night in front of 9,723 fans at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

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Reptile show slithers into fairgrounds

Hannah Graham had never wanted anything to do with snakes. She was terrified, and "never came close, never wanted to, never cared to" hold one.

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G-Braves drop first game of doubleheader, bounce back in Game 2

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett Braves didn't have much luck with Charlotte right-hander Matt Zaleski or close calls around first base in the first game of Saturday night's International League doubleheader.

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Amputee killed in coaster fall

A U.S. Army veteran who lost both legs in Iraq and had been trying to rebuild his life was killed after he was thrown from a roller coaster at an upstate New York amusement park.

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YOUTH ROUNDUP: Thunder win Smoltz/Grissom championship

The Gwinnett Thunder 8U baseball team playing out of Mountain Park in Lilburn won the Smoltz/Grissom Wood Bat regional championship.

NATION BRIEFS: Ex-Mayor Nagin paints himself as hero in memoir

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin writes in a new memoir that he was the only one to understand how to recover from Hurricane Katrina, and that he endured plots against him and incompetence around him as he set his plan in motion.

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Help keep Gwinnett Relay for Life No. 1

It's not every day that a community comes together for a common cause, but in Gwinnett County, an incredible unity of community has occurred annually for the past 18 years.

WORLD BRIEFS: Libya: NATO hits missile launchers

NATO warplanes on Saturday struck a missile launching position that Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi's forces used to target the civilians in western Libya, the alliance said in a statement.

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Smoothing job-seeking highway

About nine months ago I wrote an article on networking and using Linked In to assist one in finding a new job. I am happy to say I have been blessed and fortunate to have found a new job. Along the way I learned a few things and thought I would share them with you.

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Feeling blue: Norcross' BluesBerry Festival combines music, sweet treats

Asked her opinion of the freshly scooped cone of blueberry ice cream in her hand, young Annalisa Allen gave a silent thumbs up and a grin, streaks of purple already running down her chin.

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Man to face trial for murder charge

A Stone Mountain man charged in connection with a fatal April drug deal is scheduled to face trial for felony murder this week.

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Son of 'Real Housewives' star accused of allegedly shoplifting

Bryson Bryant, the son of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes, is back in the Gwinnett County jail.

Road closures 7/10/11

For information on Ga. Highways, call the Georgia Department of Transportation District Communications Office at 770-718-3924 or visit

Joseph Mullins, Sr.

Joseph P. Mullins, Sr., age 81 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away July 6, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550

Marianne Landman

Mrs. Marianne Stippler Landman, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Harry Landman. She is survived ...

Wyona Reynolds

Mrs. Wyona Reynolds age 74, of San Antonio, Tx died June 30, 2011. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of Arrangements. 770/867-1361.

Ann Gilmore

Ann "Gilly" Gilmore, age 85 of Duluth, GA passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Robert W. Turner

Robert W. Turner, age 86 of Dacula, GA passed away July 7, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550

Lewis Wainer

Mr. Lewis Wainer, age 68 of Flowery Branch, Ga. died Friday, July 8, 2011. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery, 770-967-5555