News for Monday, May 30, 2011


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Fallen Marine honored during Memorial Day ceremony

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Ever since her son died in Afghanistan, Connie Wascovich said every day has been like Memorial Day. Photo slide show inside

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Application deadline for Georgia Gwinnett College extended

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Georgia Gwinnett College has extended the deadline to apply for fall classes to July 1 in response to a flood of applications received so far.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Love for pets doesn't come cheap

It's a dog's life, and it's a good one.Our family just ended a week-long, much-needed stay at the beach. We returned home this past weekend, and part of our settling-back-in ritual always includes picking up our two dogs from their stay at the kennel.

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2 killed, 5 hurt in crash

LOGANVILLE -- Two people died and five others were injured in a crash Monday evening on Ozora Church Road near Ga. Highway 81, the Georgia State Patrol said.

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Dacula holds Memorial Day parade

DACULA -- For about five years, retired veteran Staff Sgt. Jeremy Wilczek fought to help keep this country safe. Photo slide show inside

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Four schools hold graduations on holiday

DULUTH -- On Memorial Day, Daniel Toureau said his family typically has a barbecue.

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Parkview scores 13 in seventh to secure state title

Top-ranked Parkview had a zany 21-10 victory and its first state title since 2002, much to the delight of the Panther partisans in the overflow crowd at Hugh Buchanan Field. Photo slide show inside

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Americans mark Memorial Day

WASHINGTON -- Americans from Washington to California marked Memorial Day with parades, barbecues and somber reflection in a holiday infused with fresh meaning by the approaching 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

NATION: Residents return to flood-damaged homes in Miss.

CUTOFF, Miss. -- Javier Campos returned to his neighborhood for the first time in nearly a month Monday to find the serene little enclave of fishing camps and homes a putrid, mud-caked mess after the historic flooding of the Mississippi River.

WORLD: South African leader: Gadhafi ready for truce

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Moammar Gadhafi is ready for a truce to stop the fighting in his country, visiting South African president Jacob Zuma said Monday after meeting the Libyan ruler, but he listed familiar Gadhafi conditions that have scuttled previous cease-fire efforts.

PEOPLE: Sean Kingston moved to ICU after crash

MIAMI -- Hip-hop singer Sean Kingston has been stabilized and moved to the intensive care unit at a hospital after crashing his watercraft into a Miami Beach bridge, his publicist said Monday.

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Champs of free agency, Heat seek much bigger win

The Miami Heat are four wins away from an NBA Title, validating their free-agent spending spree this past offseason when they acquired superstars LeBron James and Chris Bosh.

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Braves struggle in 3-2 loss to San Diego

Playing in extra innings for the eighth time in their last 18 games, the Braves fall victim to a 10th-inning home run by Padres pinch-hitter Kyle Phillips.

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Drowning victim identified as Archer student

LAKE LANIER -- The 17-year-old who drowned in Lake Lanier on Saturday has been identified as Quavante Combs.

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IronPigs hand Teheran his first loss

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Gwinnett Braves wore camouflage jerseys in honor of Memorial Day. But Julio Teheran’s pitches were easier to spot than usual.

CEPEDA: Third Dog Reich

CHICAGO — For too many people, history is dead, nothing more than a collection of antiquities gathering dust. But some days history roars back to life, snapping its jaws at us and claiming a new hold on our imaginations.

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Charter school graduates 111 in inaugural ceremony

DULUTH — For four years at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, best friends Arleen Nicius and Amara Nnakwe pushed each other through endless nights of late studying.