News for Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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CLINE: This muggle not really into 'Potter'

The old adage goes: If a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it, does it make a sound? My question: If a Harry Potter movie premieres and you don't see it, does it exist?

THOMAS: Don't bite the hands that give people work

If new millionaires or billionaires were created every time President Barack Obama and his fellow liberals disparage ''millionaires and billionaires,'' there would be far more of them than there are today. And that would be a good thing because it would mean more people are succeeding.

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McCann 0-for-2 in All-Star start

The National League starting catcher went 0-for-2 with two pop outs in foul territory before leaving the game for St. Louis Cardinal catcher Yadier Molina.

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From kid to star: G-Braves trainer Graus back at AAA All-Star Game

"That was my first minor league ballpark. It had to have been the early 70s. It's kind of ironic," he said. "I think that was the first time I went to a minor league game, was the Triple-A All-Star Game."

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G-Braves' Gartrell claims AAA Home Run Derby

Stefan Gartrell won the AAA Home Run Derby on Monday night, taking the $500 prize and receiving a retro jersey from former Atlanta Braves star Dale Murphy, a Utah resident.

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Flache initial signing for Gladiators

The signing of versatile, 6-foot-6 defenseman Paul Flache was announced by the team Tuesday.

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UGA's King in NFL draft

ATLANTA -- Former Georgia tailback Caleb King says he is entering the NFL's supplemental draft.

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Pack of locals invited to FBU's Top Gun event

Ten Gwinnett high school football players have accepted invitations to the July 21-23 Top Gun event, which is run by Football University.

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Cokely, Gentry win Georgia PGA titles

Duluth's Spencer Cokely and Braselton's Darby Gentry won the overall titles at Monday's second Summer Series Tournament, a Georgia PGA Junior Tour stop at Hawks Ridge Golf Club. Both players emerged victorious after playoffs.

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Norcross to host Lift-A-Thon, Fan Fest on Friday

Norcross will host its annual Lift-A-Thon and Fan Fest this Friday at the high school stadium from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Rivals tabs North's CSS game as one of season's best

Rivals.com has selected the Aug. 27 football game between host North Gwinnett and East St. Louis (Ill.) as one of its top 25 high school football games of 2011.

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UGA golf program lands Providence's DeMoss

The Georgia men's golf program announced Tuesday that Mercer transfer Mookie DeMoss will be joining the Bulldogs' team for the upcoming season.

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Buford's Curry transfers from Auburn to Delaware

Buford grad Jessel Curry, who played sparingly as a true freshman last season at Auburn, has enrolled at Delaware, where he will be eligible to play immediately.

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Gov. Deal signs illegal immigration bill into law

ATLANTA -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, calling it ''a rather historic moment,'' on Friday signed a bill that cracks down on illegal immigration in the state by increasing some enforcement powers and requiring many employers to check the immigration status of new hires.

The Lawrenceville child killings

On Feb. 9, 2011, two young children were killed and another seriously wounded at a home on Bridle Path Drive near Lawrenceville. The children's father was also stabbed and blamed a man dating the boys' mother. But after investigation, police arrested Elvis Noe Garcia and charged him with two murders and one assault.

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I-85 barrier cables snag commuters

Interstate 85 barrier cables meant to keep vehicles on the roadway literally snagged morning commuters Tuesday.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Special Olympics athletes, volunteers set the bar high

I had the honor this week of talking with two of the sheriff's deputies participating in a Special Olympics fundraiser. Both told me this annual event is something they really look forward to, and not just because they are helping a terrific cause

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G-Braves' Gartrell claims AAA Home Run Derby

Although the AAA All-Star Game isn’t until tonight in Salt Lake City, one of the three Gwinnett Braves who will play for the International League has already had a memorable trip.

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Rivals tabs North's CSS game as one of season's best

Rivals.com has selected the Aug. 27 football game between host North Gwinnett and East St. Louis (Ill.) as one of its top 25 high school football games of 2011.

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Water main work may lower pressure

BUFORD — Work on a water main could cause low water pressure in Buford today.

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Famous Gwinnett Diner shuts its doors

LAWRENCEVILLE — Joanne Thompkins called it “the biggest thing” that ever happened to her.

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Pack of locals invited to FBU's Top Gun event

Ten Gwinnett high school football players have accepted invitations to the July 21-23 Top Gun event, which is run by Football University. The camp will feature more than 1,000 of the nation’s top high school football players.

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Buford's Curry transfers from Auburn to Delaware

Buford grad Jessel Curry, who played sparingly as a true freshman last season at Auburn, has enrolled at Delaware, where he will be eligible to play immediately.

Grayson to get private school

GRAYSON — A new school for children in first through fifth grades is opening in Grayson.

Sugar Hill to allow vote on Sunday alcohol sales

SUGAR HILL — Gwinnett County’s third largest city made an example of itself in two ways Monday.

CLINE: This muggle not really into 'Potter'

The old adage goes: If a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it, does it make a sound? My question: If a Harry Potter movie premieres and you don’t see it, does it exist?

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UGA golf program lands Providence's DeMoss

The Georgia men’s golf program announced Tuesday that Mercer transfer Mookie DeMoss will be joining the Bulldogs’ team for the upcoming season. The Providence Christian grad will be eligible for the 2011-12 season, his sophomore year.

THOMAS: Don't bite the hands that give people work

‘‘Nothing succeeds like success’’

WORLD: France says Gadhafi ready to give up

France says Gadhafi ready to give up

NATION: Astronauts take last spacewalk of shuttle era

Astronauts take last spacewalk of shuttle era

Defense: Drug-house bloodbath wasn't Gwinnett man's doing

LAWRENCEVILLE — With violence reminiscent of a Cormac McCarthy novel, the 1800 building of the Sinclair Apartments was riddled with waves of bullets, leaving an apartment smudged with blood and portions of one man’s face, according to testimony.

Tips for keeping seniors safe in summer heat

With the summer continuing to sizzle, the Better Business Bureau and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have offered tips to help make sure seniors, often the most susceptible to heat-related illness, stay cool and safe.

No charges for brothers who lived with mother's corpse

HOUSTON — Twin brothers who for three months lived with their elderly mother’s bug-infested corpse in their Houston home won’t be indicted, a Harris County grand jury decided Tuesday.

PEOPLE: Kunis says yes to Marine date

Kunis says yes to Marine date

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A little reunion

Gwinnett Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit recently held its 2011 NICU Graduate Reunion, welcoming back 120 former patients and their families. The NICU helps treat very sick and premature babies, often for weeks and months at a time, before they are released to their parents. Here, NICU nurses Emily Schultz and Debra Gilbert get reacquainted with former patient Haneen Ismail.

Care-Net asking for nominations

ATLANTA — There are more than 850,000 family caregivers in Georgia, and the Atlanta Regional Commission is looking to honor the contributions of a few from the metro area.

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Lucille Hayes

Mrs. Lucille Waycaster Hayes, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-one years, Paul Hayes ...

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Bennie Adams

Mr. Bennie Lee Adams, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2011 following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and ...

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Harold R. Bryant

Mr. Harold R. Bryant, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hyman Bryant, Sr. and Annie Pruitt ...

Marie Lockhart

Marie Lockhart, age 78 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away July 11, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com

Sara R. Griffith

Sara R. Griffith, 90, of Winder, GA, has gone to join her husband Robert Sr. and son Robert Jr. in everlasting rest on the evening of July 9, 2011. Graveside ...

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

John Wesley Brinesfield, Jr.

John Wesley Brinsfield, Jr., of Tucker, GA, died Monday, July 11, 2011. Arrangements are pending with The Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Randy Sheppard

Randy Sheppard, age 57 of Loganville, GA died Sunday, July 10, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com

Quang Lam Vo

QUANG Quang Lam Vo, age 71 of Toccoa, GA, died Thursday, July 7, 2011. Arrangements are pending with The Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Dorothy Mayer

Dorothy (Dottie) K. Mayer, passed away on July 9th, 2011. She was 77 years old. Dorothy was born on June 22nd , 1934 in Gary, Indiana. She married Ernest J. Mayer ...

John Mcspadden

Mr. John Acton McSpadden, age 62 of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

John Davis

M. Mr. John M. Davis, age 78 of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan ...

Mary Moler

Mary Tom Holbrook Moler, age 68 of Johns Creek, died July 10, 2011. Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday July 13, 2011 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth ...

Roy Jones

Roy Jones, age 67, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on July 10, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Jones; children, Jeff Jones, Kim Jaime, Ronda Duckworth and Greg ...

Gary Thomason

Gary David Thomason, age 49 of Monroe, GA died Saturday, July 9, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com

Marvin Stewart

Marvin Wendell Stewart, age 84 of Tucker, GA, died Saturday, July 9, 2011. Arrangements are pending with The Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

James Gary

James Irvin Gary, age 71 of Stone Mountain, GA, died Thursday, July 7, 2011. Arrangements are Pending with Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Herbert Godfrey, Jr.

Mr. Herbert C. Godfrey, Jr., age 82 of Duluth, GA passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan ...

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