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Clippers select Wesleyan grad Thompkins in NBA draft

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers have selected forward Trey Thompkins of Georgia with the 37th pick in the second round of the NBA draft.

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GAC's passing league different from others

GAC's 7-on-7 passing league had an evening of faith and fellowship that includes a collective meal involving players from all the teams involved, plus a guest speaker to briefly address the team in order to induce discussions of the Christian faith.

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Cavs take Irving No. 1 in NBA draft

The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Kyrie Irving with the No. 1 pick in a draft filled with internationals, confident his foot is healthy enough to lead the rebuilding effort that follows LeBron James' departure.

Local coaches bond at FCA cookout

Coaches, FCA members and members of the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville gathered on Thursday night at a cookout to address the need for coaches to become more involved in developing the character and morals of their athletes.

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Getting to Know ... Tim Vander Wood

In this installment of "Getting to Know ...," Tim Vander Wood talks to staff writer Christine Troyke about a variety of topics, including doing expert microanalysis, his baseball allegiances and getting into race car driving.

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MOVIE TRIVIA CONTEST: Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark

So, you think you're good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Buck' offers uplifting look at well-known horse expert

If you're deeply involved or enamored with horses, you're probably already aware of Dan "Buck" Brannaman. For everyone else, Brannaman is one of the most highly respected equine authorities in the world and provided the inspiration for the title character in the novel "The Horse Whisperer" later played by Robert Redford in the film of the same name. Brannaman also acted as Redford's body double in the film.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Rejoice and Shout' an off-key look at the history of gospel music

At the risk of reworking the most obvious of cliches, "Rejoice and Shout" -- a documentary about the history of gospel music -- preaches solely to its choir. Providing the foundation for rock, blues, country, jazz, hip-hop and dozens of other musical subgenres, gospel is the oldest American-based musical idiom and one far more deserving of the treatment it gets here.

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MOVIE REVIEW: O'Brien 'can't stop' whining in behind-the-scenes documentary

Like most comics, Conan O'Brien has many fervent supporters and an equal number of detractors. If you know who he is and are familiar with his style and schtick, you either love him or you don't. O'Brien and those like him (David Letterman, Craig Ferguson) actually prefer you to feel strongly about them one way or the other. They'd rather you hate them than feel indifferent.

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Author Karin Slaughter's appearance to help libraries

The Norcross Barnes and Noble store will be the site of best-selling author Karin Slaughter's highly anticipated annual appearance at 7 p.m. July 1. The event will also be a benefit for Gwinnett Public Libraries.

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: The Adjustment Bureau (Blu-ray + DVD) (PG-13)

From a marketing standpoint, few movies have been botched more than "The Adjustment Bureau."

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Bad Teacher' passes, just barely

"Bad Teacher" is exactly the one-joke movie that you probably expect it to be, but there are enough variations and shadings of that one joke to sustain its brief running time -- just barely.

CEPEDA: College as a short stop on a long journey

Peter Thiel is not the enemy of all parents who ever felt cold terror shoot up their spine upon hearing their teen offhandedly talk about skipping college.

Landmark post office to get park treatment

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A historic landmark will soon get the park treatment, with restrooms, walkways and signage for self-guided tours.

Metro unemployment rate rises slightly

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The unemployment rate in metro Atlanta ticked up slightly in May, according to figures released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor.

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SCNI hires director of digital operations

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Southern Community Newspapers Inc., the parent company of the Gwinnett Daily Post, has hired John Bock as director of digital operations for the company.

Couple films movie about 'Special Needs'

A couple from Lilburn is looking to affect perceptions of families with mentally and physically challenged children and adults.

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Chamber launches new phase of economic program

DULUTH -- After some major successes in bringing businesses to the area, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce is launching a new phase to its economic development program: Partnership Gwinnett 2.0.

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College baseball player charged in online sting

WINDER -- A college baseball player from Milton is the latest suspect arrested in a months-long crackdown on Internet sexual predators in Barrow County, officials said Thursday.

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County retains AAA credit rating

LAWRENCEVILLE -- In a time when good credit is hard to find, Gwinnett County remains among the best.

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Produce-stand-turned-restaurant cooks up success

Located in Mountain Park Plaza, directly across from Citgo, Always Fresh Neighborhood Market may look like your average restaurant. But it did not start like one.

Bulger spent 15 years in same place

Boston mob boss James ''Whitey'' Bulger spent almost all of his 16 years on the lam in the same Santa Monica apartment complex, paying his rent in cash every month while he and his girlfriend hid from one of the biggest manhunts in U.S. history, the property managers said Thursday.

NATION IN BRIEF: Casey Anthony's mom testifies

The mother of a Florida woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter testified Thursday that she had conducted Internet searches about chloroform on a family computer, directly contradicting prosecutors' theory that it was the suspect who made the queries.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Judge to Lohan: No more parties at your house

The house party is over for Lindsay Lohan, at least while she's on house arrest.

Report urges to fight fat even in toddlers, preschoolers

WASHINGTON -- A food pyramid just for the under-2 set? Contrary to popular belief, children don't usually outgrow their baby fat -- and a new report urges steps to help prevent babies, toddlers and preschoolers from getting too pudgy too soon.

WORLD IN BRIEF: EU leaders pressure Greeks

BRUSSELS -- European Union leaders stepped forcefully into Greece's national politics on Thursday, urging its prime minister and the opposition leader to work together to find a way out of the country's financial meltdown and protect the euro.

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US determined to end drought at Women's WCup

One of the four top seeds, the U.S. opens group play Tuesday against North Korea in Dresden, then faces Colombia on July 2 in Sinsheim, and Sweden on July 6 in Wolfsburg.

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Li Na beaten in 2nd round at Wimbledon

The third-seeded Li Na wasted two match points and succumbed to the speedy serving of wild-card entry Sabine Lisicki of Germany in a 3-6, 6-4, 8-6 loss.

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New charges brought in Lanier student's death

BUFORD -- Investigators have lodged vehicular homicide charges against a Duluth man following an investigation into a March 30 two-vehicle collision that killed a Lanier High School freshman.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Very little vroom: 'Cars 2' lacks charm, freshness of first film

It took a while -- almost 25 years -- but Pixar Studios has finally stumbled. "Cars 2" isn't a total clunker by any means, but when compared to Pixar's near-perfect back catalog it is a relative catastrophe. It also keeps the streak of inferior summer 2011 sequels unbroken.

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Probationers replacing illegal farm workers, but many quit

LESLIE -- It's 3:25 p.m. in a dusty cucumber field in south Georgia. A knot of criminal offenders who spent seven hours in the sun harvesting buckets of vegetables by hand have decided they're calling it quits -- exactly as crew leader Benito Mendez predicted in the morning.

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Search under way for missing research monkey

A 2-year-old female rhesus monkey was counted absent from its compound at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center near Collins Hill Road more than a week ago, according to a statement released by the center.

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Reward offered for information in bank robbery shooting

Officials are offering a $50,000 reward for a man wanted in connection with a pair of Gwinnett bank robberies, including a Thursday incident that left a bank employee shot in the arm.

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New charges brought in Lanier student's death

BUFORD — Investigators have lodged vehicular homicide charges against a Duluth man following an investigation into a March 30 two-vehicle collision that killed a Lanier High School freshman.

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BISHER: A little something for anybody

Just a collection of thoughts for the lazy reader. Have a nice weekend.

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THE DISH: Danthai Thai Restaurant

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McCULLOUGH: Smoking labels are just more intrusion by the government

About a year ago I wrote a column about a bunch of new laws that were about to take effect that were written essentially to save us from ourselves. The laws covered a gamut of things from texting while driving to not letting your teenager get his genitals pierced.

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GAC's passing league different from others

NORCROSS — The increasing trend of high school football teams taking part in summer 7-on-7 passing camps, tournaments and weekly leagues in recent years is one many coaches have embraced in order to get valuable offseason work in.

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Author Karin Slaughter's appearance to help libraries

The Norcross Barnes and Noble store will be the site of best-selling author Karin Slaughter’s highly anticipated annual appearance at 7 p.m. July 1. The event will also be a benefit for Gwinnett Public Libraries.

NATION IN BRIEF: Casey Anthony's mom testifies

ORLANDO, Fla. — The mother of a Florida woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter testified Thursday that she had conducted Internet searches about chloroform on a family computer, directly contradicting prosecutors’ theory that it was the suspect who made the queries.

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DALY: Bigleaf hydrangea blooms color the summer landscape

The bigleaf hydrangeas, also called French, mophead or snowball hydrangeas, are the most popular and well known of the hydrangeas grown in our area. They bloom profusely during the early summer months with pink to dark blue globular clusters of flowers and have thick medium to dark green leaves.

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Thursday morning crash kills Buford man

BUFORD — A 29-year-old Buford man died early this morning in a one-vehicle crash near Interstate 85, police said.

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G-Braves fall again to Chiefs

LAWRENCEVILLE — The rally to save Erik Cordier from his fourth loss came a little too late and fell just short.

Reynolds only beacon of light in 'Lantern'

EDITOR’S NOTE: Film Fans features local residents reviewing the film of the week: “Green Lantern.” Want to be a film fan? Email features@gwinnettdailypost.com.

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Couple films movie about 'Special Needs'

A couple from Lilburn is looking to affect perceptions of families with mentally and physically challenged children and adults.

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Teheran makes Futures Game

Julio Teheran already has some experience pitching at Arizona’s Chase Field and now he’ll get some more.

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Edna Mccannon

Edna Earle "Eddie" McCrea McCannon, age 79, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. A native of Alma, GA, she was born on July 16, 1931 to ...

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Robert Herrington

Mr. Robert Larry Herrington, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Arles Herrington. He is ...

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Charles Bowman Smith

Charles Bowman Smith died Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Eastside Medical Center, Snellville, GA from causes incident to age. He lived the longest of any of his known Smith, Bowman ...

Rita Westbrook

Rita Denise Jones Westbrook, age 56, was tragically taken from us on June 21, 2011. She was a talented, generous, and tireless angel with a profound sense of humor, as ...

Ruby Clack

Ruby House Clack, age 84 of Winder, GA passed away June 21, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Hayward Hardigree

Hayward Allen Hardigree, 67, of Bethlehem, GA passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herschel and Ezma Hardigree; brothers, Hoyt, Havel and Hollis ...

Carrie Moore

Carrie Dyer Moore, age 85, of Snellville, GA, passed away June 21, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, "A FAMILY COMPANY" 770-963-2411. www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Gladys Dudley

Mrs. Gladys Peppers Dudley, age 82 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan ...

Verona Cruickshank

Verona Cruickshank, age 99 of Snellville, GA passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100. www.stewartfh.com

David Cochran

David (Danny) Cochran, 59, of Doraville, GA, died June 20, 2011. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 24th, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home ...

Kathy Byrd

KATT" Kathy "Katt" Byrd, age 34 of Dacula, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 1:30 PM, Saturday, June 25, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of ...

Robert Carroll

BOB" Mr. Robert "Bob" Carroll, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2011. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, James "Jimmy" and ...

Ilona Bottos

Mrs. Ilona "Anyu" Bottos, age 90 died June 21, 2011. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery, 770-967-5555

Peggy Carson

Peggy Mobley Carson, age 78 of Statham, GA passed away June 20, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Mary Hamrick

Mary Hamrick, age 64 of Shady Dale, GA passed away June 21, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594 www.stewartfh.com

Diane Parker

Mrs. Diane Jackson Parker, age 70 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, June 20, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Charles Reinhard

Charles A. Reinhard, age 81, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away June 20, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, "A FAMILY COMPANY" 770-963-2411. www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Donald Swift

Donald Swift, age 74 of Loganville, GA passed away June 18, 2011. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182 www.metroembalming.com

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