News for Monday, May 2, 2011

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Gwinnett inducts second sports hall of fame class

Like his fellow inductees into the hall's second class -- former Norcross swimmer Mary Ellen Warta, Central Gwinnett grad and college football coach Ted Roof, Central grad and longtime basketball coach Eddie Martin and late brothers Ivey and Red Wingo of Norcross -- George Rogers left the event with quite a bit of hardware.

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Johnson scores 34, Hawks beat Bulls 103-95

CHICAGO -- Joe Johnson scored 34 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat Derrick Rose and the top-seeded Chicago Bulls 103-95 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

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Braves beat Yovani Gallardo, Brewers, 6-2

ATLANTA -- Alex Gonzalez hit a three-run double to give Atlanta the lead and the Braves finally solved Yovani Gallardo, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on Monday night.

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Widow speaks out on death of bin Laden

Brittany Giese can only imagine the party her husband would throw in heaven to celebrate the news that the most infamous terrorist in the world was killed.

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Norcross finishes fourth at state tourney

Lowndes got outstanding rounds of 4-under par 68 and 3-under 69 from twin brothers Joseph and Sam Straka to post a score of 293, two strokes better than Milton's 295 and seven ahead of Harrison's 300, to claim the team title.

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Teacher includes lesson on bin Laden

It doesn't get more human than this.

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Hawks take fifth at state

Tift County won the team championship with a 159, while West Forsyth was the runner-up at 163.

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GAC's Herbert wins state golf title

The senior shot a 73, one over par, to win the individual state championship after taking second last year.

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Fraser's two titles send Lions into Region 7 lead

Shoiban Fraser qualified in two events by winning region championships in the high jump and triple jump, making sure her final high school track and field season will finish well.

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GAC repeats as region champs

ATLANTA -- Greater Atlanta Christian didn't have a single runner qualify for the state meet during Monday's Region 6-AA track and field championships, but the Spartans still managed to win the region title

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9/11 kin praise bin Laden death while nursing pain

Nearly 10 years after his wife was killed at the World Trade Center, Charles Wolf still falls asleep each night on one side of his bed.

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Council adopts new plan for Towne Center @ Snellville

Snellville officially has a new plan for the future.

Lawrenceville reiterates opposition to airport expansion

The Lawrenceville City Council re-emphasized its opposition to the expansion at Briscoe Field following a report from Council members Tony Powell and Katie Smith at Monday night's council meeting.

Mother: Daughter was emotional mess from marriage

From the witness stand Monday, Donna Rompf testified the last time she saw her daughter, Ashley Schutt, as a free woman, she was shaking and crying with fear that her husband would discover her planned divorce.

Motorcyclist killed after collision with van

A man has been charged with vehicular homicide in the death of a motorcyclist in a Friday morning collision.

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GAC's Herbert wins state golf title

MADISON — All Emee Herbert wanted to do Monday at the Class AA girls state tournament was shoot under par.

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Fraser's two titles send Lions into Region 7 lead

SUWANEE — A year earlier, Shoiban Fraser finished in a dreaded spot.

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Golfing for hope

Bill Manson hands out balloons to players of the fifth annual Tournament of Hope as they gather for a tribute ceremony and balloon release in memory of cancer survivors and victims prior to the start of play Monday at Berkeley Hills Country Club in Duluth. The Tournament of Hope is a golf event that brings together metro Atlanta business and community leaders who volunteer their time and efforts to support the American Cancer Society and cancer patients across Georgia.

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G-Braves find enough trouble

LAWRENCEVILLE — Time and time again the Gwinnett Braves found themselves in trouble. Each time they minimized the damage, but it built up.

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MaxPreps honors Norcross girls basketball

MaxPreps honored the Norcross girls basketball team Monday with a presentation for being nationally ranked and winning the Class AAAAA state championship this past season. The Blue Devils received the award, presented by the U.S. Army National Guard, during a Monday afternoon assembly.

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Lions to honor college-bound athletes

Peachtree Ridge will hold a ceremony Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. in the high school’s commons area to honor its athletes who have signed with college programs.

Sugar Hill council discusses regulating movie showings

SUGAR HILL — Sugar Hill’s “Reels at Robinson,” a monthly outdoor movie series at E.E. Robinson Park, is one of the warmer seasons’ hottest family draws for the self-proclaimed Recreation City.

G-Braves, Force host tornado relief drives

The Gwinnett Braves and Georgia Force are both accepting donations for the relief effort across the southeast for victims of the recent tornados.

Norcross welcomes summer with popular community events

NORCROSS — Warm weather in Norcross means fresh foods, music and lots of outdoor activities. Mayor Bucky Johnson announced Monday during the City Council meeting that the Whistle Stop Farmers Market, the annual Car Show, the Strawberry Stroll and the city’s first official outdoor concert all take place this month.

CEPEDA: Supercitizen of the world

You know you're in a different world than the one you grew up in when Superman stops believing in the American way. If you hadn't heard: The Land of Liberty's favorite super-powered illegal alien is abandoning his U.S. identity.

Two more weeks left in Great American Clean Up

LAWRENCEVILLE — Residents and groups have two more weeks to compete in the Great American Clean Up.

MARAN: Gwinnett must do homework before making airport decision

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce advocates and supports business growth and community progress for the purpose of long-term sustainability and a superior quality of life in our community. With those goals in mind, transportation in any form plays a vital role in the forward movement of those common goals.

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