News for Saturday, July 2, 2011

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Braves blast Orioles

ATLANTA -- David Ross hit his second career grand slam and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 5-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.

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Flande, big 1st puts G-Braves in first

DURHAM, N.C. -- Yohan Flande turned in one of his best performances of the season, throwing six innings of one-run baseball as the Gwinnett Braves beat division rival Durham 4-1 on Saturday.

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WOODALL: The meaning of Independence Day

"We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled ... declare that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, Free and Independent States."

Cepeda: We must put greater effort into obesity fight

Quick quiz: What's the difference between deep-fried Kool-Aid and potato chips?

ROBINSON: We may need to rethink our robotic assassins

The skies over at least six countries are patrolled by robotic aircraft, operated by the U.S. military or the CIA, that fire missiles to carry out targeted assassinations. I am convinced that this method of waging war is cost-effective but not that it is moral.

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Duttweiler -- Edwards

Larry and Marcia Duttweiler of Clermont announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Duttweiler of Washington, D.C., to Jesse Edwards of Philadelphia, son of Curtis and Donna Edwards of Lancaster, Pa.

POLITICS: Cox named to health board

Clay Cox is back in the political arena.

Suwanee gets public's input on planning

SUWANEE -- Deputy Police Chief Janet Moon walked along the sidewalks of Suwanee's Town Center on Tuesday afternoon, carrying a sign that asked simply, "What's your idea?"

Parker: Case against former IMF official takes novel twist

Sometimes fiction can't improve on life.

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Furlough day for county on Monday

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett Police's DUI task force will be out as usual on the Fourth of July, but much of the rest of the government will be off on a furlough day.

O'REILLY: Not as much to celebrate this year in United States

Over the Fourth of July weekend, many Americans take some time out to think about their country. This year, those thoughts might not be as festive as in the past because the United States is in decline.

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With a purpose: UGA grad uses wheelchair racing as inspirational tool

They will remember the young guy in the wheelchair.

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Stormy night turns bright for Gartrell

On literally a dark and stormy night, Gartrell walked into Coolray Field a member of the Charlotte Knights and left on a bus with the Gwinnett Braves.

Youth Roundup: Broncos win all-star tournament

The Brookwood Broncos Pony All-Stars won the inaugural Abigail Chambers Foundation tournament.

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Officials say it's too early to tell success of county garbage plan

Recycling has nearly tripled. Neighborhoods no longer have trash trucks rumbling through five days a week. Complaints are down.

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Gwinnett leads in job growth

Gwinnett County is leading Georgia in employment growth, with a rate that is almost double the national average, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce announced this week.

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Thousands gather at Jehovah's Witnesses convention

For the Mosley family of Powder Springs, going to an annual district convention at the Arena at Gwinnett Center is like attending a big family reunion -- with 8,000 fellow Jehovah's Witnesses.

Los Alamos plans for residents' return

With firefighters holding their ground against the largest wildfire ever in New Mexico, officials at the nation's premier nuclear weapons laboratory and in the surrounding city planned for the return of thousands of evacuated employees and residents.

Wayward baboon, likely from park, captured in New Jersey

A wayward baboon that apparently escaped from an amusement park and became a mini-celebrity -- appearing at a golf course and being followed on Twitter -- was captured Saturday after spending three days on the lam.

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Thousands gather at Jehovah's Witnesses convention

DULUTH — For the Mosley family of Powder Springs, going to an annual district convention at the Arena at Gwinnett Center is like attending a big family reunion — with 8,000 fellow Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Suwanee gets public's input on planning

SUWANEE — Deputy Police Chief Janet Moon walked along the sidewalks of Suwanee’s Town Center on Tuesday afternoon, carrying a sign that asked simply, “What’s your idea?” That’s the question on the minds of all city leaders and stakeholders, and the coveted answers will be coming in from now through July 28.

Los Alamos plans for residents' return

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — With firefighters holding their ground against the largest wildfire ever in New Mexico, officials at the nation’s premier nuclear weapons laboratory and in the surrounding city planned for the return of thousands of evacuated employees and residents.

O'REILLY: Not as much to celebrate this year in United States

Over the Fourth of July weekend, many Americans take some time out to think about their country. This year, those thoughts might not be as festive as in the past because the United States is in decline.

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Officials say it's too early to tell success of county garbage plan

LAWRENCEVILLE — Recycling has nearly tripled. Neighborhoods no longer have trash trucks rumbling through five days a week. Complaints are down.

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Jurrjens throws one-hitter in Braves win

Jair Jurrjens' first career shutout served as a well-timed advertisement for his candidacy to be the NL All-Star starting pitcher.

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Bats end G-Braves' 6-game win streak

The Gwinnett Braves' six-game winning streak came to an end with a 4-2 road loss to the Louisville Bats on Friday night.

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Many ban fireworks for 4th

FORT WORTH, Texas -- From Arizona to Florida, there will be fewer oohs and aahs at the rockets' red glare this Fourth of July: Many cities and counties across the nation's drought-stricken southern tier are banning fireworks because of the risk of wildfires.

NATION: US auto sales rise for June

DETROIT -- Gas prices hit a sweet spot for automakers last month. They fell far enough to spur pickup truck sales, yet remained so high that small cars sold well, sometimes just hours after reaching dealers' lots.

WORLD: Huge protests grip Syria; 14 killed in clashes

BEIRUT -- Hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded cities around Syria on Friday in what activists described as the largest outpouring against the regime of President Bashar Assad and a powerful message of the opposition's resolve. At least 14 people were killed in various clashes, activists said.

PEOPLE: Monaco has new princess

MONACO -- After waiting for nearly 30 years, the glitzy principality of Monaco has a new princess.

Hot dog champ eats 20,000 calories, says doc approves

NEW YORK -- Hot dog eating champion Joey Chestnut estimates he eats about 20,000 calories in one shot at food competitions, but he says his doctor doesn't mind.

YARBROUGH: Legislators get an earful from teachers

I don't think it is an understatement to say that when it comes to public education in Georgia, teachers don't have much faith in the Legislature.

LETTER: How many lies will we take on immigration?

Many pro-illegal alien advocates have come up with what they proclaim is the perfect solution to solving our illegal immigration problem.

LETTER: It's too late to avoid Vietnam-style mistakes

I agree with letter-writer Jay Wagner that we do not need to repeat the mistakes we made in Vietnam. ("We don't need to repeat mistakes of Vietnam," June 22, Page 6A) I do not share the same conviction that we should not withdraw from Afghanistan.

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Double Time: Autry key for Devils at wideout, safety

Anthony Autry's main regret from last season was that he didn't get on the field more. That shouldn't be an issue anymore.

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Brookwood's Sims among 40 still on USA roster

Two players with ties to Brookwood's baseball program -- one current player and one alum -- have been spending a good portion of their summer at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.

Joyce Dussault

Joyce was born August 19, 1940 in the sleepy little town of Shellman, Georgia to Michael William Hardage and Inez Ragan Hardage. She moved to Dawson, Georgia when she was ...

Katie Louise Herndon

Katie Louise Waits Moulder Herndon, age 80 of Duluth, died June 30, 2011. Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday July 2, 2011 at Duluth First United Methodist Church ...

David Hayes

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David Junior "Bill" Hayes, age 77 of Hoschton, GA who passed away Friday, July 1, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson in charge ...

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