News for Thursday, May 5, 2011


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President: We mean what we say

NEW YORK -- Solemnly honoring victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, President Barack Obama hugged survivors, thanked the heroes of one of the nation's darkest days.

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A new experience: Children register for kindergarten

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Julissa Salazar is ready for August. That's when she'll be starting kindergarten at Corley Elementary School in Lawrenceville, where her older brother is currently in fourth grade.

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Funny Family: Aurora starts summer off with comedy

As a final salute to its 15th anniversary season, and a side-splitting welcome to summer, Aurora Theatre offers patrons the hilarious family comedy "Over the River and Through the Woods" Thursday through June 5. This candid, comical look into family relationships, growing old and the generation gap is both poignant and comical.

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Suwanee's Mucho Macho Man a 12-1 shot for Kentucky Derby

The post position draw for the 137th Kentucky Derby came and went in Louisville on Wednesday night, and Mucho Macho Man found himself saddled with No. 13.Photo slide show inside

PAWfest to have fun for man's best friend

In celebration of "Be Kind to Animals Week," Gwinnett Humane Society has planned a day of fun for your four-legged friends.

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ART BEAT: New London Theatre to take audiences to Oz again

Audiences will have an opportunity to revisit a favorite musical as New London Theatre presents "The Wizard of Oz (Junior)" on Saturdays and Sundays from May 14-22 and again on June 4. The performances will take place at the New London Theatre facility located at 2485 W. Main St. in Snellville, Georgia.

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CEPEDA: American mothers should be treated with much more respect

Hug a mother or grandmother extra tight this Sunday because no amount of pink carnations and chocolate can possibly make up for how tough moms have it in this country.

Restless Heart to perform at Snellville Days

Snellville's annual celebration of community will take place this weekend in Briscoe Park.

Art Walk to preview Duluth festival

The seventh annual Barefoot in the Park fine arts festival begins this evening with an Art Walk to preview the Artists Market.

Vines Gardens to host Train Day

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation will celebrate National Train Day at a free event at Vines Gardens in Loganville on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Jury can consider manslaughter in deliberations

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Deliberations began Thursday afternoon among jurors asked to decide if Ashley Schutt killed her husband in cold blood or self-defense.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Unlikeable characters doom 'Something Borrowed'

Although based on Emily Griffin's best-selling novel of the same name, "Something Borrowed" is actually an insufferable, alternate universe version of "My Best Friend's Wedding." Largely joyless and stuffed with mostly unlikable characters, the movie has a slick, glossy outer veneer that can't begin to mask its unsavory and morally bankrupt plot.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Thor' an action flick with brains and brawn

In much the same manner as the first "Iron Man," "Thor" proves that it is entirely possible to make an action movie with brains as well as brawn without sacrificing mass audience appeal. It is the third in what will likely turn out to be a decades-long franchise consisting of literally dozen of films based on "The Avengers" comic books.

Dacula amends regulations

DACULA -- City officials amended Dacula's development regulations during Thursday night's council meeting, now requiring manhole safety ramps for newly-constructed or repaired roads where the topping has not been installed within 3 days.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'There Be Dragons' a mess of religion, politics thriller

The grammatically incorrect, giggle-inducing title is an indicator of its disjointed narrative, all-over-the-map plot and shoddy execution. Unlike many previous successful works of fiction that include nonfictional people and events, "There Be Dragons" squanders one golden opportunity after another.

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Witness picked suspect out of lineup based on her eyes

Target shopper Alicia Hines was sitting in her car with her 1-year-old son when, roughly 100 feet away, she saw an "individual in disguise" fatally shoot Heather Strube in broad daylight, she testified Thursday.

Comments to be taken on bus route

Gwinnett commuters will have a chance to comment on a new Xpress bus route from Hamilton Mill and Dacula.

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Wesleyan pole vaulter sets new state Class A mark

The Wesleyan senior came up with the vault of his life by clearing 14-7 to set a new Class A state record.

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First American in space honored on 50th anniversary

Fifty years to the moment Alan Shepard rocketed away, more than 100 Project Mercury workers joined former astronauts and NASA leaders at the original Redstone launch pad Thursday to celebrate the event that opened space travel to Americans.

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'Prep Rally' to feature soccer

“Gwinnett Prep Rally,” a Gwinnett County high school sports TV program, will have soccer highlights from Dacula-Centennial boys, Brookwood-Northview boys, Grayson-Roswell girls and Brookwood-Alpharetta girls on this week’s show.

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Freedman to sign with North Greenville

North Gwinnett senior Tori Freedman will sign a letter of intent Tuesday to play fastpitch softball at North Greenville University (S.C.). The ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. in the high school’s media center.

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Gwinnett Heat wins another Adapted Sports title

Adapted sports competitions aren’t for the faint of heart. The sports are tiring and the play can get rough.

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G-Braves fall in 9th

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Mauro Gomez hit his fourth home run of the season in the sixth inning, scoring Matt Young and tying the Gwinnett Braves with the Rochester Red Wings at 2-2.

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MCCULLOUGH: For once, we get to dance in the streets

To echo the comedian Stephen Colbert, I hope I am never again this happy over someone’s death.

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Gwinnett coaches start up all-star soccer game

Regions 8-AAAAA and 7-AAAAA consider themselves among the state’s best, if not the outright best, in soccer. While that topic is always up for debate, we’ll soon know who is better between those two Gwinnett regions.

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Suwanee's Mucho Macho Man a 12-1 shot for Kentucky Derby

The post position draw for the 137th Kentucky Derby came and went in Louisville on Wednesday night, and Mucho Macho Man found himself saddled with No. 13.

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Force on two-game win streak as mid-season hits

Two strong outings in a row has Georgia Force coach Dean Cokinos upbeat as the team welcomes the Utah Blaze to The Arena at Gwinnett Center tonight at 8:05.

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Hall, Botts lead all-state boys lacrosse team

Four Gwinnett players, including first-teamers Cory Hall and Tyler Botts, were selected to the Class AAAAA All-State boys lacrosse team selected by the Georgia High School coaches committee.



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NATION IN BRIEF: Uncle helped Mich. stabbing suspect flee

FLINT, Mich. — The uncle of a man charged in a series of stabbings that terrified a Michigan city last summer helped his nephew try to flee the country after hearing he had been involved in an assault, according to newly unsealed court records that provide details on the hunt for a suspected serial killer.

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PAWfest teams up with dog whisperer for lake pack hikes

A year ago this month, Angie Woods created pack walks for the general public through her U.S. Canine rehabilitation center.

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WORLD IN BRIEF: Spain condemns Inquisition killings of Jews

MADRID — More than three centuries after 37 Jews from Mallorca were killed during the Spanish Inquisition for secretly practicing their faith, the island’s leading government figure issued an official condemnation Thursday.

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Mill Creek's Tanner gets national award

MaxPreps named Mill Creek sophomore Lauren Tanner as its national Playtex Sport Be Unstoppable Player of the Week earlier this week. She received the honor for scoring both goals in the Hawks’ 2-1, Region 7-AAAAA win over Norcross.

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Pakistan: No more US raids

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s army broke its silence Thursday over the U.S. commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden, acknowledging its own ‘‘shortcomings’’ in efforts to find the al-Qaida leader but threatening to review cooperation with Washington if there is another similar violation of Pakistani sovereignty.



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Artelus Courville

Mr. Artelus P. "Art" Courville, age 80, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Euphrazie Courville; and ...

Patricia Wilchester

Patricia E. Wilchester, 73, formerly of Rome, and most recently of Acworth, passed away Monday, May 2, 2011, at WellStar Kennestone in Marietta after an extended illness. She was previously ...

Loyce E. Hearn

Loyce E. Hearn, 89, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Hoschton. Mrs. Hearn was born on December 7, 1921 in Columbus, GA to William A. and Mildred Louise ...

Charles Aquirre

Charles Henry Aquirre, age 86 of Loganville, passed away May 2, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010

Neil A. Park

Neil A. Park, age 80 of Dacula, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Friday, May 6, 2011 at The Church of Jesus Christ ...

Donna Wood

Donna Wood, age 52 of Winder, Ga., passed away Sunday May 1, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966

Mary Daniels

Mary Katherine Daniels, age 52 of Braselton, Ga., passed away Tuesday May 3, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966

James Jordan

ROBERT" Mr. James "Robert" Jordan age 83 of Snellville passed away, Wednesday, May 4, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dallas and Bernice Jordan; brothers: Douglas, J.T ...

Randell Blair

Randell R. Blair, age 61, of Duluth, GA, died May 3, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.