News for Saturday, November 19, 2011

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Gladiators have winning streak snapped by Stingrays

Third-period goal hands Gwinnett a road loss

Wesleyan rolls as Wilkins hits milestone

Wesleyan girls roll to win over Spain Park (Ala.).

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GAC closes strong to beat Mill Creek

Fourth-quarter surge leads Spartans to win; Norcross girls also pick up victory

PREP ROUNDUP: Central boys rally to beat Hillgrove in hoops

A look at Saturday's prep roundup action.

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PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Scoreboard "lights out" in Dacula win

News and notes from Friday's second-round football playoff games

Penn State sets up division title game vs. Wisconsin

Penn State won without Joe Paterno as its coach for the first time since 1965, and set up a division title game in the Big Ten next week.. No. 21 Penn State shut out Ohio State in the second half and Stephfon Green scored two touchdowns to lead the Nittany

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Sims, Washington help Georgia Tech top Duke 38-31

Washington accounts for 321 total yards and a pivotal 39-yard touchdown run to spark road victory

Panthers end tough season on a high note with 42-35 win

ATLANTA -- For a team in need of a win as much as Georgia State was, the postgame news conference following the Panthers' 42-35 win over Campbell on Saturday before 11,125 fans at the Georgia Dome seemed a bit subdued.. Whether it was a late-game rally by the visiting

Edwards qualifies 1st at Homestead, Stewart 15th

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Tony Stewart has run his mouth for almost a month trying to rattle Carl Edwards in the race to NASCAR's championship.. Edwards has tuned it all out, and on Saturday he did his talking on the track.. Edwards won the pole for today's season finale at Homestead

Stenhouse Jr. wins Nationwide Series championship

Driver clinches title 30 laps into 200-lap race

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Bulldogs finish the drill for SEC East title

Georgia beat Kentucky to clinch the SEC East division title and a berth in the SEC championship game in Atlanta.

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Gadhafi's son captured by revolutionaries

ZINTAN, Libya -- Moammar Gadhafi's former heir apparent Seif al-Islam was captured by revolutionary fighters in the southern desert Saturday just over a month after his father was killed, setting off joyous celebrations across Libya and closing the door on the possibility that the fugitive son could stoke further

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Scientists to place new earthquake monitors in Ga.

ATLANTA -- Researchers in a nationwide study of earthquakes will soon place instruments beneath the Georgia red clay and in other eastern states as they seek to learn more about what causes them and where they might strike.. Scientists say an August earthquake in Virginia, which cracked the Washington Monument

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Ralph -- Hansen

Kristen Lynne Ralph and Lindsey "Spin" Kirk Hansen were married April 30 at Zoo Atlanta.

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DeMott -- Dowdall

Scott and Lisa DeMott of Moultrie announce the engagement of their daughter, Traci Lynn DeMott of Atlanta, to Matthew Clarke Dowdall of Lawrenceville, son of Tim and Robyn Dowdall of Lawrenceville.

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Glotfelty -- Singleton

Tom and Carol Glotfelty of Powder Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Ann Glotfelty of Lawrenceville, to Gregory Paul Singleton of Lawrenceville, son of Richard and Brenda Singleton of Hoschton.

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Terrell -- Robertson

Mary Elizabeth Terrell and Jeremy Hayworth Robertson were married Oct. 1.

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LARSON: Clogging goes uptown with City Center Dance

Pursuit is a "melting pot" of dancing.

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Gwinnett Medical Center hosts remembrance lighting Dec. 8

On Dec. 8, the annual Lights of Love and Remembrance event will be held at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville to benefit parish nurse program.

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JENKINS: Post-Sandusky, what's a child-lover to do?

For the forseeable future, we'll have to love them from a distance.

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Local cheerleaders fare well at state

Local high school took top honors last weekend during state cheerleading competitions.

GWINNETT GAB: Jackson EMC donates to local agencies

Jackson EMC recently donated $20,000 to area charities.

Suwanee gets ARC money for bike, pedestrian project

Atlanta Regional Commission awards $3.3 million to Suwanee for bike and pedestrian improvements

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Veterinary group gives first scholarship

The Gwinnett County Veterinary Medical Association has awarded its first merit-based scholarship to a local student.

Norcross motorcade gives to mental health patients

City asks for donations to gift drive

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Barrow agencies team for very realistic training

Barrow agencies partake in very realistic training.

Norcross Reverend's movie premieres Nov. 22 at the Fox Theatre

ATLANTA -- Do you know what will happen when Jesus comes back to the world to collect his people?

Blue laws end this weekend in 9 Gwinnett cities

Package sales allowed Sunday, in some cities.

Holiday traffic to be heavy, even without lane closures

Lane closures off for holiday

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Gwinnett judicial races heating up for 2012

Two more people announce judicial races.

Gwinnett County road closures, Nov. 20 through 26

Gwinnett County road closures, Nov. 20 through 26

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Peachtree Ridge team takes first in robotic competition

Peachtree Ridge hosted a massive robotics competition Saturday

Attacks against MARTA drivers increase

Metro Atlanta's public transit system is looking into new security measures as attacks against drivers increase.

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Douglas Co. school district looks at ads to make money

High schools have displayed advertisements on football fields for years, but one metro Atlanta school district hopes to slap the logos of major national companies on cafeteria trays, auditorium seat backs and salad bar sneeze guards to bring in money for cash-strapped schools.

Susan Tidwell: understanding veteran benefits for seniors

Plantation South Duluth offers resources for aging veterans, caregivers. DULUTHCaring for aging loved ones can be difficult under any circumstance, but challenges often multiply when dealing with a unique segment of seniors -- veterans.According to the National Alliance for Caregivers, caregivers of veterans are twice as likely to remain a

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CEPEDA: The ostrich factor and childhood obesity

Ostrich factor doesn't serve vs. childhood obesity issue. CHICAGOIt would be nice to say that it's shocking that a mere five days after the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute recommended that children between the ages of 9 and 11 get tested for high cholesterol, Congress blocked what would have

PARKER: Ignorance isn't bliss

WASHINGTON The headline on Democratic strategist Paul Begala's recent Newsweek essay dodged subtlety: "The Stupid Party.""Republicans used to admire intelligence. But now they're dumbing themselves down," was the subhead.. Democrats couldn't agree more. And quietly, many Republicans share the sentiment. They just can't seem to

Police: Pair arrested after nude photo shoot near church

Gwinnett Police arrested a man and a woman they say were holding a nude photo shoot next to a church.

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Just-arrived Sauer helps Gladiators to 4-2 over Stingrays

With Jeff Jakaitis and Marc Cheverie called up to the AHL, the Gwinnett Gladiators were left scrambling for a goaltender.

Muslims to NYPD: 'Respect us, we'll respect you'

NEW YORK -- Hundreds of Muslims prayed in lower Manhattan and planned a march on New York Police headquarters Friday to protest a decade of NYPD spying inside Muslim neighborhoods.. The traditional Friday call to prayer echoed off the cold stone of government buildings as people, bundled in winter clothes

Report: Black Dems lose clout in southern capitols

ATLANTA -- Black lawmakers have lost clout in Southern state capitols as their overwhelming allegiance to the Democratic Party has left them without power in increasingly GOP-controlled state legislatures.. The nonpartisan Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies says in a report issued Friday that despite Barack Obama's election

Official says Wagner not a suspect in Natalie Wood's 1981 death

LOS ANGELES -- Investigators reopened the case of Natalie Wood's 1981 drowning after receiving new information they deemed credible enough to warrant another look at one of Hollywood's most enduring mysteries.. A detective said Friday, however, that the three-time Oscar nominee's husband, actor Robert Wagner, was not a suspect

Jury weighing charges in '78 deaths of NJ teens

NEWARK, N.J. -- A long-running cold case that began with the disappearance of five New Jersey teenagers in 1978 and languished for more than three decades before winding up in court this month was placed in the hands of a jury Friday.. Lee Evans is accused of burning the

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Okla. St. coaches die in plane crash

STILLWATER, Okla. -- The Oklahoma State University women's basketball coach and his assistant were killed when the single-engine plane transporting them on a recruiting trip crashed in steep terrain in Arkansas, the university said Friday.. Kurt Budke and Miranda Serna died in the accident Thursday afternoon in the Winona

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Colquitt County knocks North out of playoffs 17-7

Curse against South Georgia teams continues for Bulldogs

Tech, Duke looking to bounce back

DURHAM, N.C. -- Georgia Tech could have been playing for a division title. Duke could have been playing for its first bowl game in quite a while.

Brookwood grad Cooper chooses Hoosiers

Former Brookwood linebacker David Cooper is headed to the Big Ten after giving a verbal commitment to Indiana earlier this week.

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Ron & June Osier

Ron Osier, age 78, and his beloved wife, June Osier, age 76, of Lawrenceville, Georgia went home to be with their Lord and Savior on November 17, 2011, after sustaining injuries in an automobile crash. They are survived by their five children; Doug Osier and wife Tammy of Loganville, GA, Laura Nichols and husband Mark of Orange City, FL, David Osier and wife Jia of Spokane, WA, Donald P. Osier of Winder, GA, Dennis Osier and wife Amy of Winder, GA; eleven grandchildren; Morgan, Alex, Phillip, Sean, Kathleen, Penny, Kelly, Jacob, Stephanie, Lian, and Noelle; seven great grandchildren; and a host of devoted friends. Ron is survived by a brother, Donald Osier of Minnepolis, MN; two sisters, Judy Glover of Charlotte, NC and Janice Nachbar of Matthews, NC. Ron and June were preceded in death by their parents, their granddaughter, Amanda; and Ron’s brothers, James and Gerald; and June’s sister, Marion. A Memorial Funeral Mass Celebrating the Lives of Ron and June Osier will be held Monday, November 21, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 319 Grayson Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, with the Rev. Fr. Albert W. Jowdy, V.F. serving as the Celebrant and assisted by the Parish Priests and Deacons. The family will receive friends after the Funeral Mass at the church. In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to the St. Lawrenceville Chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society at the above address for the church.Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, “A Family Company”, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-963-2411 has been entrusted with the arrangements. ?

IN FRONT OF THE CAMERAS: Gwinnett Grads

A quick look at where to watch former Gwinnett standouts in today's college football action:

Screen pass keys Packers' comeback against North

SUWANEE -- Colquitt County head coach Rush Probst had no answer for the North Gwinnett defense. In fact, he wondered if his team could reach the end zone against the stingy defense.

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Grayson's Sides helps West Georgia turnaround

The turnaround wasn't going to happen overnight, something Randy Sides knew when he signed with a struggling West Georgia football team back in 2008.

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Edwards eager to prove he belongs with Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Ray Edwards longs to prove that the Atlanta Falcons were wise to sign him to a $30 million contract.

Gallman, Grayson defense get it done again

LOGANVILLE -- When Grayson took the opening kickoff and went 59 yards in five plays to take a 7-0 lead over Lowndes, it seemed unlikely the game would come down to the Rams' defense having to rise up in the end.

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M.L. King ties game in final seconds, beats Broncos in OT

CLARKSTON -- With 9 seconds remaining, everything favored Brookwood. M.L. King stood 31 yards from the end zone, facing fourth down and the Broncos were up 21-14. Nine seconds later, the two teams were headed to overtime.

G-BRAVES NOTES: Veteran catcher firms up position

With J.C. Boscan, Wilkin Castillo and Wil Nieves all free agents, the Atlanta Braves signed Jose Yepez to give Gwinnett a veteran catching option for 2012.

Norcross Reverend's movie premieres Nov. 22 at the Fox Theatre

ATLANTA -- Do you know what will happen when Jesus comes back to the world to collect his people? No one knows exactly what may ensue, but that didn't stop the Rev. William Sheals of Hopewell Missionary Baptist

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No. 3 Alabama seniors on verge of milestone win

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's seniors are poised to become the program's winningest class.

Jury weighing charges in '78 deaths of NJ teens

NEWARK, N.J. -- A long-running cold case that began with the disappearance of five New Jersey teenagers in 1978 and languished for more than three decades before winding up in court this month was placed in the hands of a jury Friday.

Bears rally to win girls hoops opener

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Mountain View's girls basketball team came back from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Central Gwinnett 46-45 in Friday's season opener.

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HUCKABY: When the news is bad, just keep on going

I woke up Thursday morning with an appetite for some good news — which has been a rare commodity these days. I turned on the coffee pot, as is my custom, and the dog and I walked up our long driveway to pick up the morning papers. I could hardly wait to spread them both out — our local tome as well as the big city offering — and find something to lift my spirits.

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Top-ranked Wolves whip Warriors

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GWINNETT GAB: Jackson EMC donates to local agencies

Jackson EMC donates to local agencies

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Danny Brogdon

Mr. Danny Goepper Brogdon, Jr., age 55, of Auburn, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Marilyn Brogdon. He ...

Edna Jackson

Mrs. Edna C. Jackson age 92 of Statham, GA passed away on November 18, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553.

Carl Bosch

Carl Anthony Bosch, age 56 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on November 17, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Christia Moretz

Christia FaDona Moretz, age 67 of Covington, GA passed away November 17, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544

Philip Doucette

Philip Richard Doucette, age 91 of Winder, GA passed away on November 17, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553.

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Ruth Grimes

Mrs. Ruth Grimes, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2011. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Laura Grimes; parents, John H. and Willie ...

Pat Tyson

Pat Tyson age 61 of Loganville, GA passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2011. In addition to her loving husband of 30 years Charlie Tyson, she is survived by her mother ...

Richard Dancer

Mr. Richard John Dancer, age 68, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away November 17, 2011. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Frances Roberts

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 19, 2011 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mrs. Frances Roberts, 79, of Cornelia. Interment will ...

Joseph Davis

Joseph Hulon Davis, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away November 18, 2011. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Lillian Summers

Lillian Bembry Summers, age 73, of Loganville, GA, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2011. She is survived by her husband of 47 years Marvin Summers, Sr., children; Desi Weston ...

Ron & June Osier

Ron Osier, age 78, and his beloved wife, June Osier, age 76, of Lawrenceville, Georgia went home to be with their Lord and Savior on November 17, 2011, after sustaining ...

Marcie Wagoner-Turner

Marcie Wagoner-Turner, age 64, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Eric and Gillian Rummel ...

Muslims to NYPD: 'Respect us, we'll respect you'

NEW YORK -- Hundreds of Muslims prayed in lower Manhattan and planned a march on New York Police headquarters Friday to protest a decade of NYPD spying inside Muslim neighborhoods.

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Georgia must beat Cats to make SEC title game

ATHENS -- Georgia is on the brink of completing an improbable comeback, from 0-2 to the SEC championship game.

PARKER: Ignorance isn't bliss

Ignorance isn't bliss, Republicans