News for Monday, June 20, 2011


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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Electronics make the world go 'round

I have to confess right now, before I start writing about electronics and how they stress me out, that I am technologically challenged. I don't think it's an age thing or an intelligence thing; I think I'm just old school.

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Hudson does it all in win over Jays

Tim Hudson pitched eight scoreless innings and hit his second career home run in the Atlanta Braves' 2-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.

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Airstrikes kill 15 in Libya

SURMAN, Libya -- Libya's government said a NATO airstrike west of Tripoli early Monday destroyed a large family compound belonging to a close associate of Moammar Gadhafi, killing at least 15 people, including three children. The alliance said the strike hit a ''command and control'' center.

NATION IN BRIEF: FBI using TV to find mobster

BOSTON -- FBI agents on the trail of James ''Whitey'' Bulger are turning to TV ads aimed at women and hoping to exploit his longtime girlfriend's vanity as they try to bring the fugitive Boston mob boss to justice after 16 years on the run.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Mubarak may have cancer

CAIRO -- Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was treated last year for cancer in his gallbladder and pancreas, and may be suffering a recurrence that spread to his stomach, his defense lawyer said Monday. However, two senior Egyptian medical officials -- one of them the head of Mubarak's team of doctors -- said he does not have the disease.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: 'Jackass' star dies in crash

PHILADELPHIA -- ''Jackass'' star Ryan Dunn, who along with his cast mates made Americans cringe and snicker through vulgar stunts in their multimillion-dollar TV and movie franchise, was killed early Monday in a fiery car crash. He was 34.

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Camp gives kids early jump working on literary skills

Reed Golden said he has always been a good writer, but after spending a week at the Riverside Literacy Institute, he has developed a better mastery of the craft.

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Transportation tax could see a bumpy ride

The economy and distrust in governmental leaders could come into play in the upcoming referendum on a regional transportation sales tax, if questions during a telephone town hall meeting Monday are any indication.

Grayson names new council member

City resident Katie Mitchell, a broker for a real estate company, has been appointed a new council member for the city.

Job fair today in Norcross

The Gwinnett Village CID and Victory World Church is hosting their spring career and job fair today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Victory World Church in Norcross.

Bakery opens Norcross shop

Shoppers can satisfy their sweet tooth at a new bakery at the Forum on Peachtree Parkway.

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Stolen class ring lands woman in jail

A Snellville woman was arrested Sunday after she reportedly tried to pawn several pieces of stolen jewelry -- including a class ring more than half a century old.

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Venus Williams, Nadal win Wimbledon openers

Back on one of tennis' top stages, Venus Williams cut a familiar figure Monday at Wimbledon, from her latest original, somewhat-see-through outfit to her trademark booming serves and aggressive groundstrokes.

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Hembree honored by Dream

While Collins Hill grad Maya Moore was one of the main attractions of Sunday's Atlanta Dream game with the Minnesota Lynx at Philips Arena, she shared the spotlight with another prominent figure in Gwinnett County high school girls basketball history.

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Moore making progress after jump to pros, new position

Yes, Maya Moore is still one of the biggest names in women's basketball everywhere she goes, especially when she comes back home to metro Atlanta.Photo slide show inside

CEPEDA: Hopeful signs of shifting ground?

When the world seems to be shifting under your feet, sometimes it's hard to imagine that it'll settle in a good way. But two things happened last week that made me wonder whether I'm seeing some light at the end of the tunnel of gridlock that the nation has been crawling through.

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Reynolds' 'Lantern' has low-beam debut of $52.7M

Ryan Reynolds is the latest superhero to rule the weekend box office.

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Gwinnett schools form partnership with Bush

Gwinnett County schools are joining with the Dallas-based George W. Bush Institute to focus on developing quality school principals.

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US judge hears arguments on Ga. immigration law

ATLANTA -- Civil liberties groups argued Monday that Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration should not take effect until a lawsuit challenging it as unconstitutional is resolved, and a judge said he likely would rule on that request before the law takes effect.

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3 bears killed in past 10 days on Ga. roads

GAINESVILLE -- Authorities say a black bear was struck and killed by a vehicle in northeast Georgia, the third time in 10 days a bear has died as the result of a collision on Georgia roads.

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Kenny Loggins and Boston Pops concert canceled

The Gwinnett Braves announced Monday that The Boston Pops and ESI Concerts have canceled their Aug. 19 Hollywood Hits Tour performance with guest Kenny Loggins. Ticket purchases and service charges will be fully refunded.

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Police ID Norcross woman who fatally shot husband, self

NORCROSS — Police are continuing their investigation of an apparent murder-suicide near Norcross.

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Teheran terrific as G-Braves end skid

LAWRENCEVILLE — It may not have been to the scale of Tim Hudson for the Atlanta Braves about 30 miles down Interstate 85, but Julio Teheran had a big impact for the Gwinnett Braves both pitching and offensively Monday night against the Syracuse Chiefs.

'Arabian Nights' coming to New Dawn Theatre

DULUTH — “Arabian Nights” will be playing at the Duluth New Dawn Theater Company today and next week, Thursday through Sunday.

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Reynolds' 'Lantern' has low-beam debut of $52.7M

LOS ANGELES — Ryan Reynolds is the latest superhero to rule the weekend box office.