News for Thursday, October 13, 2011

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Hawks seize momentum, match from Northview

Mill Creek hosts Northview in early round volleyball playoff action.

Tigers stay alive in ALCS, hold off Rangers

DETROIT -- One moment, Justin Verlander and the Tigers were on the verge of watching their season slip away.. After a double play and a lucky bounce, they were headed back to Texas.. Verlander helped save Detroit's season with a gutsy effort and the Tigers hit for a sudden cycle

Mill Creek, Sagermann roll past Parkview 9-0

Mill Creek and Parkview face off in a first-round Game 3 in the softball playoffs.

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Annual cooking school comes to Duluth

DULUTH -- Hundreds of food fanatics came out to the eighth annual Taste of Home Cooking School on Thursday night from all over the metro Atlanta area, even some from farther away -- Connecticut.. "I come every year to visit and it's fun, so I arrange to go while I'm

VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Parkview survives trip to the coast

A look at Thursday's Gwinnett prep action.

ROBINSON: Cain's ascent merely the latest shift in weird GOP race

Cain's ascent latest of many weird shifts in 2012 GOP race. WASHINGTONJust be patient and you, too, can lead the polls for the Republican presidential nomination. Witness the ascent of Herman Cain.Don't laugh. "There's a difference between the flavor of the week and Haagen-Dazs Black Walnut, because it tastes

MCCULLOUGH: Netflix should lay off the changes -- and emails -- for awhile

Netflix should lay off the changes -- and emails. Seriously. If you're in charge of anything at the corporate level at Netflix, take a week off, maybe two. Go somewhere sunny, with poor cellphone service and no access to the Internet. Whatever you do, don't send any emails to your

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HUCKABY: Even sleepless nights can bring signs of encouragement

Even on sleepless nights we know a better day is coming.

Audit, budget on voters' minds in Lawrenceville

Voters hear from council candidates in Lawrenceville forum.

State patrol: 5 kids, 1 adult dead in crash

DENVER -- Five children and an adult were killed Thursday when a van carrying children collided with a tractor-trailer rig in eastern Colorado, the Colorado State Patrol said.. Some of the children in the van were adopted or in foster care and live at a group home registered with

Police: Trucker had gadget that flipped license plate up to save on toll

NEW YORK -- A Virginia truck driver used a device that could have come from a James Bond movie to try to get out of paying the $65 toll to cross the George Washington Bridge into New York City, police said.. Nelson Vaquiz of Beaverdam, Va., was arrested on charges

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Salon suspect's ex-wife claimed abuse

SEAL BEACH, Calif. -- The ex-wife of the man suspected of killing eight people in a shooting rampage at a hair salon claimed in court papers filed this year that he was mentally unstable and had threatened to kill himself or someone else at least once.. Michelle Fournier Dekraai

Jean Nadort

Jean Nadort, age 77, of Hoschton passed away October 13, 2011.

Carson B. Mulford

Carson B. Mulford, age 3 weeks of Suwanee, GA passed away October 12, 2011.

Ramonia Whitlow Cronic

Mrs. Ramonia Whitlow Cronic, age 67, of Winder, GA died October 12, 2011.

Linda A. Malcom

Linda A. Malcom of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on October 12, 2011.

Johnny Lee Gilliard

Johnny Lee Gilliard, age 54, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011.

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Clarence Raymond Miner

Mr. Clarence Raymond “Ray” Miner, age 87 of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2011.

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No. 4 North Gwinnett gets first-round sweep

North Gwinnett begins is volleyball playoff push against Milton.

Bears win schools first postseason volleyball match

Mountain View meets Bradwell in playoff volleyball action.

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Brookwood rolls over Islands

Brookwood takes on Islands in first-round volleyball playoff action.

Janice Marie Elias Dennis

Janice “Jan” Marie Elias Dennis passed away on October 11, 2011 at the age of 64, peacefully in her home in Cumming, GA after a courageous 3 year battle with ovarian cancer.

Charles (Chip) Osborne

Mr. Charles (Chip) Osborne, age 62 of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2011.

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Joy King Morgan

Mrs. Joy King Morgan, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away on October 12, 2011.

Gertrude Pruitt Thomas

Mrs. Gertrude Pruitt Thomas, age 87, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.

Rivers Wade Parker

Infant Rivers Wade Parker of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.

Billie N. Kesley

Billie N. Kesley, age 59, of Buford, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011.

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North's Scott commits to Furman football

North Gwinnett wide receiver Chad Scott committed to the Furman football program on Thursday.

Central's Taylor makes college football decision

Defensive back commits to Toledo

Peachtree Ridge to host free lacrosse clinic Sunday

Oglethorpe coach to lead the session

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Biermann takes job, personal life in stride

Biermann content with doing his job, leaving spotlight to famous fiancee, bigger-name defensive ends

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Richt's 'dream team' class takes lead for Georgia

Freshmen stepping up early for Bulldogs during four-game winning streak

Tech, Georgia hoops each have only 2 starters back

Rebuilding mode in effect for state's college basketball programs

Coach Wood Invitational attracts the state's best

The ninth annual Coach Wood Invitational will be at Gainesville College where more than 50 teams will be in attendance.

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Getting to Know ... Rick Wood

In this latest installment of "Getting to Know ... ," Grayson teacher and former South coach Rick Wood talks to staff writer Brandon Brigman about having a road race named after him, his friendship with Mill Creek cross country coach Andy Christie and meeting Steve Prefontaine.

Committee selects Duluth city manager

Duluth officials may have found a city manager.

Suwanee woman sentenced, to be deported in human trafficking case

A Suwanee woman was sentenced to 11 years in prison and had her citizenship revoked Thursday in the conclusion of her federal human trafficking case.

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Mill Creek, Collins Hill have similar skills, situations

It comes as little surprise that region games like tonight's meeting between Mill Creek and Collins Hill become major swing games in 7-AAAAA.

316, Sugarloaf extension, transit study on final transportation tax list

Leaders finalized a list of projects for funding from a proposed transportation sales tax.

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Schools embrace traditions for luck, pride

From Snellville to Suwanee, schools carry out traditions like the sledgehammer and big stick to rubbing a rock or ringing a bell.

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Grayson's rise to prominence began with Parkview win

After an 0-2 start, Parkview has won four straight and is tied for first in the Region 8-AAAAA standings with Grayson.

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Norcross, Peachtree Ridge meet after opposite results last week

Lions coming off thrilling win, Norcross off crushing loss

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BREAKDOWN: Dacula at South Gwinnett

Dacula after revenge following South's win a season ago.

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BREAKDOWN: Clarkston at GAC

A look at Friday night's Clarkston at GAC football game.

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BREAKDOWN: Central Gwinnett at Archer

A look at Friday night's Central Gwinnett at Archer football game.

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BREAKDOWN: Clarke Central at Apalachee

A look at Friday nigh's Clarke Central-Apalachee game

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BREAKDOWN: Meadowcreek at Duluth

A look at Friday night's Meadowcreek-Duluth football game

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BREAKDOWN: Brookwood at Shiloh

A look at Friday night's Brookwood at Shiloh football game

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BREAKDOWN: Loganville at Winder-Barrow

A look at Friday night's Loganville game at Winder-Barrow

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BREAKDOWN: Mountain View at North Gwinnett

North faces Mountain View trying to put emotional win in the past

Indictment names 2 in drug-house killing

Indictment names 2 as participants in '10 drug-house killing.

Winder fire department to host fire prevention open house Saturday

The city of Winder Fire Department will hold a fire prevention day open house on Saturday.

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DALY: Bed bug infestations are on the rise

Very few people have ever experienced a bed bug infestation. Until recently, they were quite rare in the United States. These insects were common in our nation prior to World War II. Afterward, the widespread use of synthetic insecticides, such as DDT, as well as improvements in household and personal

Fall flea market planned at Oakland Meadow School

A fall flea market is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15 to benefit Oakland Meadow School.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Footloose' remake doesn't miss a step

Movie critic Michael Clark looks at the remake of the '80s classic "Footloose."

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Delivery man hailed as selfless hero

Officials call UPS delivery man, who pulled woman from burning Lexus, a selfless hero.

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THE DISH: Sugar Hill Bakery and Cafe

Sugar Hill Bakery and Cafe offers an array of plates all made from scratch.

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GDP's Townsend releases her first book

GDP's blogger and columnist Carole Townsend released her book "Southern Fried White Trash."

20th annual Auburnfest offers food, music and art vendors

Arts, food and fall festivities for the whole family at the 20th Annual Auburnfest this weekend.

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Korean Festival invites all in community to attend

The third annual Korean Festival in Suwanee celebrates the Korean culture Oct. 15 and 16 in Town Center Park.

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Autumn Heritage Festival reflects back while looking forward

On Saturday the streets of downtown will be bursting with 135 vendors selling various crafts and delicious treats for the third annual Autumn Heritage Festival in Loganville.

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ART BEAT: Suwanee's Plein Air Festival offers artists 'Fresh Air' inspiration

Artists work in the outdoors at Suwanee's Plein Air Arts Event Oct. 22 and 23.

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Film Fans not fanatical about 'The Ides of March'

Our local Film Fans review this week's movie, "The Ides of March."

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Disc spotlight: Tree of Life Blu-ray

Michael Clark reviews "The Tree of Life" DVD.

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MOVIE TRIVIA CONTEST: Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark

Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia contest.

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Warrant comes to Wild Bill's

Rock band Warrant comes to Wild Bill's Friday night for their "Rockaholic" tour.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Thriller 'Love Crime' filled with felony, but lacks in passion

Michael Clark reviews "Love Crime."

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New Dawn Theater present 'Death of a Salesman'

Duluth's New Dawn Theater opens Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" tonight.

Kroger recalls ice cream with unlisted peanuts

CINCINNATI -- Kroger Co. is recalling ice cream sold in 10 states because it may contain peanuts not mentioned on the label.. The nation's largest grocery store operator says people with peanut allergies could have a serious or even life-threatening reaction if they eat the Private Selection Extreme Moose

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Tell me again why they send these catalogs out?

I'm tired of catalog-thin models.

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New Dawn Theater present 'Death of a Salesman'

DULUTH -- Playwright Arthur Miller's work "Death of a Salesman" was originally released in 1949 at New York City's Morosco Theatre. In that year, the play won New York Drama Critics' Circle Best Play, Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. Now the renowned theater piece is being performed in Duluth's New Dawn Theater every weekend until the end of October.

VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Parkview survives trip to the coast

SAVANNAH -- Parkview went down to Savannah to knock off Beach 25-18, 25-13, 24-26, 26-24 Thursday in the first round of the state playoffs. Daron Blankenship led the Panthers (18-25, No. 3 Area 8) with 11 aces and 26 digs. Riley Weyher added three aces, seven kills and 20 digs.

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Film Fans not fanatical about 'The Ides of March'

EDITOR'S NOTE: Film Fans features local residents reviewing the film of the week: "The Ides of March." Want to be a film fan? Email features@gwinnettdailypost.com.

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GDP's Townsend releases her first book

BUFORD -- If you were raised in the South, moved here from somewhere else or even just traveled through it, you will understand the antics and stories written in Carole Townsend's first book, "Southern Fried White Trash," which is being released Saturday.

Janice Marie Elias Dennis

Janice “Jan” Marie Elias Dennis passed away on October 11, 2011 at the age of 64, peacefully in her home in Cumming, GA after a courageous 3 year battle with ovarian cancer. Jan was born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan and graduated from University of Miami where she played on the golf team, then settling in Atlanta for the last 30 years. Jan competed nationally in both golf and tennis, while supporting her children’s athletics and most of all Michigan football. Jan touched many lives through her selfless actions. She was one of three children born to the late Dr. Richard J. Elias and Mrs. Bedelia Elias. She is survived by her beloved husband, Tom Dennis, three children, Jodi, Brian, and Dean and her two grandchildren, Kyle and Eli. She will be remembered by countless friends and other family who were blessed to know her. Friends and Family are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Monday, October 17th at 11:00am at Cumming First United Methodist Church, then immediately following the service there will be a short burial service at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA. A Celebration of Life reception will be at 4:00pm at the Lodge at Windermere in Cumming, GA where food and spirits will be served.

Linda A. Malcom

Linda A. Malcom of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on October 12, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: GAC takes care of Spencer

NORCROSS -- Greater Atlanta Christian had no trouble in the first round of the Class A/AA state volleyball tournament as the Spartans blew past Spencer 25-3, 25-11, 25-10. Dede Bohannon had eight kills and three aces while Janaya Simmons added seven kills for GAC (38-4). Emma Taylor chipped in six kills and Rachel Waldrop added 19 assists for the Spartans, who advance to play the winner of Our Lady of Mercy-North Oconee next Tuesday. GAC also got 13 assists from Jennie McCarty and seven kills from Ali Cox.

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ROBINSON: Cain's ascent merely the latest shift in weird GOP race

WASHINGTON — Just be patient and you, too, can lead the polls for the Republican presidential nomination. Witness the ascent of Herman Cain.Don't laugh. "There's a difference between the flavor of the week and Haagen-Dazs Black Walnut, because it tastes good all the time," Cain told reporters this week. "Call me Haagen-Dazs Black Walnut."

Audit, budget on voters' minds in Lawrenceville

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Just weeks after an audit determined improprieties in Lawrenceville, fiscal responsibility was at the forefront in a forum among city council candidates Thursday.

Coach Wood Invitational attracts the state's best

The state cross country meet is three weeks away and many of the state's top teams will be in Gainesville on Saturday.

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Warrant comes to Wild Bill's

DULUTH -- The American glam band Warrant is storming the stage Friday at Wild Bill's with an arsenal of new songs and a fresh frontman, Robert Mason formally of Lynch Mob, who has been performing with the guys for three years.

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North's Scott commits to Furman football

North Gwinnett wide receiver Chad Scott committed to the Furman football program on Thursday.

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Salon suspect's ex-wife claimed abuse

SEAL BEACH, Calif. -- The ex-wife of the man suspected of killing eight people in a shooting rampage at a hair salon claimed in court papers filed this year that he was mentally unstable and had threatened to kill himself or someone else at least once.

Central's Taylor makes college football decision

Central Gwinnett senior Aaron Taylor made a commitment Wednesday to the Toledo football program.

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Clarence Raymond Miner

Clarence Raymond “Ray” Miner

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Richt's 'dream team' class takes lead for Georgia

ATHENS -- After landing one of his most heralded signing classes in February, Georgia coach Mark Richt called the group "my dream team."

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Grayson's rise to prominence began with Parkview win

It was just five years ago that Grayson was looking for a signature win in Class AAAAA football.

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ART BEAT: Suwanee's Plein Air Festival offers artists 'Fresh Air' inspiration

The city of Suwanee will be buzzing yet again with artistic activity over the weekend of Oct. 22 and 23. The annual "Plein Air Arts Festival" will be in full swing, with artists choosing whatever outdoor subject suits their fancy about this picturesque town. The event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and culminates with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at Ippolito's Italian Restaurant, an event which is open to the public.This year's event has been expanded to invite photographers, sculptors and mixed media artists as well as painters, pastel and pencil artists.

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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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Joyce Engle

Joyce Hobby Stevens Engle, age 83, of Naples, Florida passed away on October 3, 2011. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Eugene Stevens, her parents Maureen ...

Robert Zettler

Robert "Bob" Zettler, 77, of Venice, Florida, formally of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away at home on October 7, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born on July 16 ...

Beverly Baker

Beverly Ann Baker, age 69, of Snellville, Georgia, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 11, 2011. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 46 years, Joe Baker ...

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Abigail Wigley

Ms. Abigail Wigley, age 56, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2011. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, David and Michelle Wigley ...

Gertrude Thomas

Mrs. Gertrude Pruitt Thomas, age 87, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Carl W. Thomas, Suwanee, GA ...

Bill Brown

Air Personality at WCBS/FM Radio in NY from 1969 to 2005. Bill passed away after a long illness. Born in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Bill landed his first radio job at ...

Ellis Patton

Ellis Patton, age 94 of Grayson, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Friday, October 14, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Allie Nichols

Allie Carmack "Jack" Nichols, age 91 of Pensacola, FL passed away October 8, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200. *

Jynesis Bennett

Infant, Jynesis Bennett, 3 days old, passed away October 10, 2011. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, 770-932-1133. *