News for Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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Augustus leads Lynx to Game 2 win vs. Dream

MINNEAPOLIS -- Seimone Augustus scored 36 points to lead Minnesota's second-half surge, and the Lynx moved within one win of their first WNBA title by beating the Atlanta Dream 101-95 in Game 2 of the league championship series on Wednesday night.. Jessica Adair added 13 points in 18 minutes

Prep Rally to spotlight Dacula standouts

Local TV show to feature football highlights

Norcross' Carter, Butler make college decisions

Blue Devil seniors commit to college basketball programs

Coaches announced for Gwinnett all-star game

Longtime coaches, administrators picked for annual high school football showcase

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HAMMOCK: Parkview, Peachtree Ridge quietly in region title chase

Look out for darkhorse teams in 7-AAAAA, 8-AAAAA

Parkview's Pouengue makes college decision

Senior guard to sign with Lipscomb

Minor leaguer highlights Hebron clinic

Royals' Montgomery part of Thursday event

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Hawks' Westog a wealth of running knowledge

Mill Creek's Eric Westog has become an avid fan of running and has turned into one of the county's up and coming athletes.

Officials: Man arrested for illegally installing gas meters

A Duluth man was arrested Wednesday after officials said he twice hooked up stolen gas meters to his apartment.

Wood pitches North past Peachtree Ridge

A look at Wednesday's action in the Region 7-AAAAA softball tournament.

Delatour walk-off hit lifts GAC past Buford

Spartans force decisive title game with Wolves on Thursday

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Broncos bounce back big to set up rematch with Archer in 8-AAAAA finals

A look at elimination day at the Region 8-AAAAA tournament.

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Buford's Lee fights back from ailment into UGA starting lineup

Buford grad has been key for Bulldogs in early going

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THOMAS: Christie's Right Decision

First, the media, which loves to build people up in order to tear them down, would have immediately heightened the conflict between the Republican Party's two wings. There would have been multiple interviews with Republicans who don't like Christie's position that illegal immigrants have not broken the law, or what

CEPEDA: Alabama's plainly spoken immigration policy cruel but honest

Now that Alabama got a federal judge's permission to execute key parts of its anti-illegal immigration law -- most notably, requiring that police officers check the immigration status of suspects believed to be in the country illegally, detaining those who are, and asking

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DALY: Rain barrels good water source for landscape

Rain barrels provide good way to water landscape.

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BISHER: Rangers stock up on Braves' mistake

Revisiting a failure of a trade

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Apple's Steve Jobs, father of Mac, iPhone, dies

Apple Inc. said the company's co-founder Steve Jobs died Wednesday. He was 56.

Dacula student died of pulmonary embolism

An 18-year-old Dacula High School student died Tuesday due to a pulmonary embolism, according to an official with the medical examiner's office.

Lanier cluster foundation launch

Parents, teachers and students are celebrating the launch of the Lanier Cluster's Education Foundation, which will help fund academic endeavors.

Gas leak evacuates Snellville businesses, closes major intersection

A gas leak has shut down traffic near the intersection of Ga. Highway 124 and Henry Clower Boulevard as several businesses have been evacuated.

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Thursday last day to sign up for Ella's Run

This Saturday holds the fourth annual Ella's Run in Buford, but today is the last day participants may enter.

Duluth High students accused of selling Ritalin at school

Two Duluth High School students were arrested this week after police say they were selling Ritalin to fellow students.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Woodall, Isakson work on federal budget issues

Budgeting frustrations for local congressman.

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1 arrested in weekend killing, burglary

Police peg Lawrenceville man as shooter in weekend burglary murder.

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Legislator Coleman a 'star' at dancing fundraiser

Rep. Brooks Coleman puts on his dancing shoes to support breast cancer research.

GAB: Boy Scouts, others, thank local heroes

Several organizations joined together last month to honor local heroes.

Warrant: Parent jailed for impeding school bus

Parent jailed for allegedly impeding school bus.

Cops: 2 caught selling bootleg DVDs at Walmart

Two caught dishing bogus DVDs at Walmart, cops say.

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Challenges forecast for Gwinnett’s interpreter system

Is downturn in caseload, costs linked to anti-illegal immigration measures?

Is downturn in caseload, costs linked to anti-illegal immigration measures?

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Thursday last day to sign up for Ella's Run

BUFORD -- The fourth annual Ella's Run is bright and early Saturday morning at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center in Buford, but Thursday is the last day to register your spot online.

Lanier cluster foundation launch

Parents and teachers in an area of northern Gwinnett County Saturday are celebrating the launch of the six-school cluster's own foundation.

Broncos sweep running honors

Brookwood's Kevin Marsh and QuanDra Shanks were named runners of the week by the Gwinnett County cross country coaches on Tuesday.

THOMAS: Christie's Right Decision

New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie probably had more suitors than Portia in Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” and yet in the end he made the right decision not to run for president. It was the correct decision on several levels.

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Legislator Coleman a 'star' at dancing fundraiser

ATLANTA -- Two decades of tap dancing through the political arena at the State Capitol has done little to prepare Brooks Coleman for an actual performance on the dance floor.

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CLINE: HOT lanes not so hot

It wasn’t planned. Or enjoyed much, for that matter. But by quirk of schedule, I found myself traversing the interstate during rush hour on both Monday and Tuesday, the first two commuting days since the HOT lanes were installed.

Eagles outpunch Hawks for series-opening win

HOSCHTON -- If Game 1 of the Region 7-AAAAA softball championship series between Collins Hill and Mill Creek is any indication of things to come, then hang on for a wild ride.

PREP ROUNDUP: Buford bashes GAC in region tournament

ATLANTA -- Bria Bush threw her seventh complete game of the season and took a perfect game into the seventh inning before settling for a two-hitter as No. 3 state-ranked Buford knocked off second-ranked GAC 8-2 in the winner's bracket of the Region 6-AA tournament Tuesday at Lovett.

Norcross' Carter, Butler make college decisions

Norcross seniors Patrice Butler and Tori Carter, members of the Blue Devils' Class AAAAA state championship team earlier this year, made their college basketball commitments public this week.

Lions qualify for state with two wins

SUWANEE -- It was a long, wild day for Peachtree Ridge, but the end result had head coach Bubba Wilson all smiles.

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GMC holds grand opening for new breast center

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Serene greens and cool blues color the walls in spacious waiting rooms and lobbies, a warm robe and warmer cappuccino awaiting patients. Soothing music welcomes them in as they await any number of screening, diagnostic or procedural appointments.

CEPEDA: Alabama's plainly spoken immigration policy cruel but honest

CHICAGO — Now that Alabama got a federal judge's permission to execute key parts of its anti-illegal immigration law -- most notably, requiring that police officers check the immigration status of suspects believed to be in the country illegally, detaining those who are, and asking schools to verify a student's legal status and keep records -- it has succeeded in articulating a message that this country is ambivalent about. Alabama is saying: Illegal immigrants, we don't want you here. So unless you want to get caught up in our laws, get out as soon as you can.Linton Joaquin, general counsel for the National Immigration Law Center, told reporters at a recent news conference that even though the law's requirement to ask students about legal status doesn't go into full effect until next year's registration, he's already heard that existing students have been asked for proof of their status. News reports have varied, but some estimates say about 2,000 Hispanic students are missing from Alabama's schools since the law went into effect last week.

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Norcross' Mason a key defender, leader

NORCROSS --During the brutal heat of this past summer, Domonique Mason could have been anywhere else.

Archer takes step with win over Broncos

SNELLVILLE -- For a pitcher who Brookwood always seemed to slip past, Nani Cabrales came out Tuesday night confident.

PREP ROUNDUP: Wesleyan explodes into 5-A finals

ATLANTA -- After fallling 8-5 to Mt. Pisgah early in the day Monday, Wesleyan's offense came alive for a 21-13 win over Providence in the region 5-A tournament.

Mark Richard Segars

Mark Richard Segars, age 49 of Elberton, GA passed away October 2, 2011.

Thelma Frances Alldred

Thelma Frances Alldred, age 76 of Auburn, GA passed away October 2, 2011.

Thuat Francis Nguyen

Thuat Francis Nguyen, age 85 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Monday, October 3, 2011.

Jacob Johnson

Mr. Jacob "Bud" Johnson, age 86 of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2011.

Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson, age 78 of Lawrenceville, passed away Monday, October 3, 2011 at Embracing Hospice, Snellville.

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Larry Lee Buffin

Larry Lee Buffin, age 72 of Winder, GA passed away Monday, October 3, 2011.

Margaret Thomas Green

Ms. Margaret Thomas Green, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, October 3, 2011.

Antonieta DeRuiz

Antonieta DeRuiz, age 94 of Duluth, died October 1, 2011.

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