News for Saturday, October 15, 2011


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Gladiators win in marathon shootout

Florida Everblades goaltender John Muse played like a winning goaltender Saturday night. It just won't show up in the stat sheet. The Gwinnett Gladiators and goalie Jeff Jakaitis outdueld Muse and the Everblades 2-1 in a shootout that went 11 rounds.

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PARKER: Celebrating the "f" word: Failure

Celebrating another taboo 'F'-word: failure. WASHINGTONBy the time Steve Jobs' Wikipedia page had been adjusted to past tense, eulogists had added a footnote to his biography of success. Failure.Jobs, though wildly successful, also failed often and badly. Therein, we note posthumously, lies perhaps the larger lesson of his life

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O'REILLY: Not impressed with technology-addicted youngsters

Recently, I had occasion to travel to New Hampshire with seven children ranging in age from 3 to 16. Don't even ask how this happened. It was kind of like an earthquake: Things began to rumble, and soon there was destruction everywhere.. The primary purpose of the trip was to

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CEPEDA: Loss of confidence

Book a scary, sad look at Obama's term. CHICAGOIt's only October, but I have a nomination for the scariest book of 2011 -- maybe the saddest, too.I've rarely read a book that punched me in the gut quite like "Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington and the Education of a President"

Thousands rally in Washington, D.C., for easier access to jobs

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of Americans led by the Rev. Al Sharpton rallied Saturday against the backdrop of the Washington Monument, calling for easier job access and decrying the gulf between rich and poor before marching to the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.. The rally was intended to drum up

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Wall St. protesters march on in NYC

NEW YORK -- Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York City paraded to a Chase bank branch Saturday, banging drums, blowing horns and carrying signs decrying corporate greed. And marchers throughout the country emulated them in protests that ranged from about 50 people in Jackson, Miss., to

12Stone Church is fastest growing in Georgia

Gwinnett County's 12Stone Church is the fastest growing church in Georgia.

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Colorful Korean culture flourishes in Suwanee

SUWANEE -- Sizzling rice cakes, steaming beef skewers and tasty rolls attracted crowds of hungry festival attendees, while music, games, a train ride and shopping kept visitors entertained throughout the cloudless, autumn Saturday at the third annual Korean Festival at Suwanee Town Center Park.

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Public trust still an issue a year after Bannister resignation

It has been a year since Charles Bannister stepped away from the county commission chairmanship. But friends say he doesn't regret resigning.

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POLITICS: Kautz signs stolen in Snellville

Overnight Tuesday, Kelly Kautz campaign signs disappeared.

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Unterman vows to speak out on HOT lanes

Sen. Renee Unterman speaks out about controversial HOT lanes.

Gwinnett county road closures, week of Oct. 16-22

Gwinnett County road closures, 10/16 through 10/22

Newton returns home as a burgeoning NFL star

Cam Newton cheered on the Atlanta Falcons during their only Super Bowl season. He always joined right in for the team's trademark dance.

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BISHER: Sea Island deserving of attention

Golf tourney on the coast an interesting finish to season

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Run game leads Virginia past No. 12 Tech

12th-ranked Jackets suffer first loss of season in ACC road game

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High school football notes: "Choo-choo train" leads Grayson's battering Rams

Defensive line dominating for unbeaten Grayson

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Bohannon meshes with talented Spartans

A three-time All-County and All-Area 2-AAAAA selection while at Newnan, the 5-foot-10 senior outside hitter would seem to be a gift from heaven. But there are always concerns such a high-profile player can cause chemistry problems coming to a close-knit, veteran squad.

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Whitworth, Brickell claim Coach Wood individual titles

It was another strong showing for Gwinnett County cross county as the Brookwood boys claimed the team title and Collins Hill's Chloe Whitworth took home the girls' individual title at the ninth annual Coach Wood Invitational.

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GGC hires Stromdahl to start baseball program

New coach was successful assistant at Georgia State

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Rare Pope's blood 'relic' to be unveiled at church

Lawrenceville chruch honored with rare vial of Pope's blood.

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Stone Mountain Highland Games an ode to roots, revelry

The Stone Mountain Highland Games, a 39-year tradition, are an ode to roots an revelry.

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Hog wild: Work 'like Christmas' for local motorcycle artist

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Ryan Cobb has painted pretty much everything.. There have been jet skis, a cigarette boat and a particularly interesting endeavor involving a biplane. There's a current project pinstriping a toilet seat (seriously).. His heart's work, what really makes his soul purr, though, is motorcycles.. "There are just endless

Rainbow Village celebrates 20 years of helping the homeless

On Oct. 22 Rainbow Village will commemorate 20 years of service to the homeless at their annual gala held at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

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Thirty-five cadets from North Gwinnett High School's Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps reported for duty recently at the Suwanee Police Station.

'Fall Into the Arts' at Suwanee Music Barn

The Gwinnett County Public Library is presenting an evening at the Suwanee Music Barn as part of the "Fall Into the Arts" campaign.

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Fire officials stress safety as national observance

Barow officials stress residential fire safety in observance of national week.

Rotary Club searching for WWII vets to honor

The Rotary Club of South Gwinnett is asking for the public's help identifying World War II veterans to honor this Veteran's Day.

Gwinnett Tech annual plant sale starts Tuesday

Gwinnett Technical College's environmental horticulture program has planned its annual community plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

GAB: $3,000 college scholarship up for grabs

To raise awareness for the performing arts, the Actor's Scene has teamed up with Gwinnett County and Buford City Schools.

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POLITICS: Kautz signs stolen in Snellville

Overnight Tuesday, Kelly Kautz campaign signs disappeared.

Loganville overwhelms Winder-Barrow for 42-7 win

WINDER -- After a gritty effort last week against unbeaten Heritage, the Homecoming crowd at Winder-Barrow entered W. Clair Harris Stadium Friday night envisioning an upset against visiting Loganville. But once again, they left disappointed.

Gladiators edged by Florida in new coach's debut

ESTERO, Fla. -- Leigh Salters said the two things that get players and fans going are hits and checks.

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Rare Pope's blood 'relic' to be unveiled at church

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Polish church tucked off Lawrenceville Highway that seats about 500 at full capacity has been bestowed with what few other congregations in the world can claim -- a vial of Blessed Pope John Paul II's blood.

YARBROUGH: Native American inventor proud of past, focused on future

David Petite has a very simple view on the immigration issue raging in the United States.

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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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GCPS Teacher of the Year finalists narrowed to six

For Gwinnett County Public Schools’ 2012 Teacher of the Year competition, it’s down to the best of the best.

Second half surge leads Collins Hill past Mill Creek 35-32

HOSCHTON -- After letting a fourth-quarter lead slip away last week and two other close games get out of hand earlier in the season, Collins Hill coach Kevin Reach's mantra to his team all week was "finish."

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Archer wins shootout with Central

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LETTERS: Changing my mind on Rick Perry

I once thought Texas Gov. Rick Perry would make a good president because I believed he represented my interests. It looks like I erred in my judgment of him.

N.M. radio telescope, now upgraded, seeking new name

MAGDALENA, N.M. -- One of the world's most famous radio telescopes is seeking a new name.. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory announced this week it's accepting ideas for a new name from the public and fellow scientists for the Very Large Array of New Mexico.. The Very Large Array is

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Shorter lines camping out for iPhone

NEW YORK -- Apple's latest iPhone arrived to an enthusiastic response from buyers camped out at stores Friday, but many observers noted the crowds were smaller than those that had gathered for previous releases.. The iPhone 4S, which went on sale in seven countries, is faster and comes with better

Gladiators edged by Florida in new coach's debut

ESTERO, Fla. -- Leigh Salters said the two things that get players and fans going are hits and checks.. Within about 20 seconds, the Florida Everblades forward provided both and it was the key sequence that highlighted their 3-2 opening-night win over the Gwinnett Gladiators before an announced 5,630

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Cards within win of pennant, beating Brewers

ST. LOUIS -- The bumbling Brewers made four errors that led to three unearned runs, and the St. Louis Cardinals survived a short start by Jaime Garcia to beat Milwaukee 7-1 Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in the NL championship series.. Yadier Molina and Matt Holliday had three

GAC gets final tune-up before facing Buford

Greater Atlanta Christian showed no signs of looking past its opponent to a highly anticipated showdown with No. 1 ranked Buford next week as it scored 34 points in the first quarter on the way to a 62-8 win over Clarkston on homecoming Friday night.

Dacula survives South with 22-20 overtime win

Dacula's Rocky Capobianco converted a bobbled snap into a two-point conversion in overtime and the Falcons' defense stopped South's two-point attempt as Dacula squeeked out a 22-20 Region 8-AAAAA victory at Richard Snell Stadium on Friday.

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North rolls past feisty Bears with its defense

Moutain View visits North Gwinnett on Homecoming.

Tompkins rushes for 194 in Brookwood win over Shiloh

Brookwood has a script for winning football: run the ball, play stout defense and capitalize on its opponent's mistakes. The Broncos delivered on every line of the script Friday night, defeating Shiloh 31-0 at Shiloh Community Stadium.

Clarke Central wins tough battle with Apalachee

Clarke Central had a one-man wrecking crew Friday night in Quenshaun Watson and the Gladiators rode the senior running back to a 37-28 win over Apalachee in a crucial Region 8-AAAA game at R. Harold Harrison Stadium.

Duluth keeps it rolling with win over Mustangs

Still in the hunt for a playoff spot, Duluth came in to Friday night's Homecoming game against Meadowcreek looking for its second straight victory. The Wildcats got a solid defensive effort and managed to climb in the region standings as they picked up a 30-0 victory.

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Betty Jo Lyle

Mrs. Betty Jo Lyle, age 81, of Braselton, GA passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank E. Lyle. She is survived ...

Clarence Miner

Mr. Clarence Raymond "Ray" Miner, age 87 of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty Jo Berry Miner ...

Lorraine Havell

orraine Nobert Havell, age 76 of Buford, GA passed away October 13, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Joy Morgan

Mrs. Joy King Morgan, age 81 of Buford, GA passed away October 12, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, 770-932-1133 ...

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Joseph Overton

Joseph T. Overton of Norcross died Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Raised in Thomasville, GA, Mr. Overton was a graduate of Oglethorpe University. He retired from Wells Fargo Bank, formerly First ...

Clarence Williams

Clarence Williams, age 83 of Lilburn, GA died on Friday, October 14, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2527. *

Charles Osborne

Mr. Charles "Chip" Osborne, age 62 of Buford, GA passed away October 13, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, 770-932-1133 ...

Rivers Parker

Infant, Rivers Wade Parker of Buford, GA passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, 770-932-1133. *