News for Thursday, October 6, 2011

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Mark Lloyd: Use 'time horizon' to invest well

Use 'time horizon' to invest well. In times like these, you may be tempted to stuff your money under the mattress or bury it in the backyard. But, unfortunately, that only yields moldy money -- if the groundhogs don't carry it away.. In addition, that strategy won't grow assets over

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Force release 2012 schedule

AFL team's nine-game home slate for the 2012 season includes a rare Monday night appearance at the Arena at Gwinnett Center

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Collins Hill outlasts Mill Creek for third straight region crown

Wilson's walk-off sacrifice fly ends thrilling 7-AAAAA finale

PREP ROUNDUP: GAC wins Region 6-AA softball crown

A look at Thursday's prep sports action.

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Murray shrugs off stats as long as UGA wins

QB aims to keep Bulldogs rolling this weekend in Knoxville

Washington gives boost to Georgia Tech's attack

Passing game much improved over past years for Jackets

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Ulloa's bunt gives Brookwood Region 8 title over Archer

Archer played Brookwood for the Region 8-AAAAA softball championship on Thursday.

Testimony: Townhouse killing centered on pound of marijuana

Testimony: Townhouse killing centered on pound of marijuana.

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Family seeks answers in Dacula student's death

The mother of 18-year-old Chris Smith wants answers and questions the amount of time it took school staff to call 911.

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Training program turns shelter dogs into C.L.A.S.S. acts

The first dog in Georgia is awarded a Bachelor's Degree through C.L.A.S.S. (Canine Life and Social Skills), a program developed by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers to teach dogs basic obedience skills by using positive reinforcement.

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Pulitzer-winning author Mukherjee visits Gwinnett Center

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee visited the Gwinnett Center Thursday to discuss his "biography" of cancer.

Gwinnett Library Board Chairman addresses Dacula council

DACULA -- Phillip Saxton, Chairman of the Gwinnett County Library Board, visited Dacula on Thursday, addressing mayor Jimmy Wilbanks, City Council members and audience members.

Buford hits bye week with eyes on GAC

Wolves rout Clarkston 71-0 in 6-AA, Division A game on Thursday night

LETTERS: 'Muslims for Life' blood drive a success

Blood drive a success.

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HUCKABY: Nothing better than a return engagement

It's time once again for the Taste of Home Cooking Show.

MCCULLOUGH: Wall Street protesters need clear objectives to gain traction

Wall Street protesters need clear goals to gain traction. Many are calling the people camped out in New York's financial district the anti-tea Party movement, the left's belated backlash against the conservative crusaders for smaller government. But much like I was with the Tea Party in the beginning, I'm

LETTERS: Thomas off base about 'tearing down the wealthy'

Wanting the wealthy to pay their share in taxes is not "class envy."

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Dream trying to avoid being swept by Lynx in finals

Lynx, Moore can lock up WNBA title in Atlanta on Friday night

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Getting to Know ... Cory Howerton

A question-and-answer session with the Norcross resident charged with running the AFL's Georgia Force

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Bears begin second half of season with playoff hopes intact

Mountain View is tied for the fourth and final playoff spot and needs to win three of the next five games to reach the postseason.

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North-Norcross a clash of Region 7 heavyweights

North is ranked No. 7 in the state had has won the last three meetings against No. 9 Norcross.

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New Falcons coach Zito knows Rams from last year's playoffs

Region 8-AAAAA lead on the line when unbeatens Grayson, Dacula square off Friday

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5K to benefit Dacula child with rare disorder

DACULA -- Six-year-old Andrew Whetstine was born with a rare chromosomal disorder, one that has necessitated 17 surgeries and more than 400 days in the hospital during his short life. The disorder, called Mowat-Wilson syndrome, means his immune system is very weak and that he must receive

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Hebron hopes to build on first win tonight vs. GMC

In a way, this week of practice leading up to Hebron Christian's home football game against Georgia Military College has kind of had mixed messages.

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Watershed game for Peachtree Ridge, Collins Hill

A preview of a 7-AAAAA showdown between Peachtree Ridge and Collins Hill.

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BREAKDOWN: Heritage at Winder-Barrow

A look at Friday night's Heritage vs. Winder-Barrow game

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BREAKDOWN: Decatur at GAC

A look at Friday night's Decatur at GAC football game

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BREAKDOWN: Berkmar at South Gwinnett

A look at Friday night's Bermar-South Gwinnett football game

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BREAKDOWN: Mill Creek at Meadowcreek

A look at Friday night's Mill Creek-Meadowcreek football game

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BREAKDOWN: Apalachee at Rockdale County

A look at Friday night's Apalachee-Rockdale County football game

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BREAKDOWN: Shiloh at Archer

A look at Friday night's Shiloh-Archer football game

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BREAKDOWN: Parkview at Central Gwinnett

A look at Friday night's Parkview-Central football game

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BREAKDOWN: Wesleyan at King's Ridge

A look at Friday night's Wesleyan-King's Ridge football game

GBI investigating inmate stabbing death at Phillips State Prison

The GBI is investigating the Wednesday stabbing death of an inmate at Phillips State Prison in Buford.

MOVIE REVIEW: '50/50' pulls at Film Fans' hearts

Local Gwinnett residents review Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's new movie "50/50."

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Taste of Suwanee is back to help North Gwinnett booster club

The North Gwinnett High School Basketball Booster Club is hosting the fifth annual Taste of Suwanee at Town Center Park Saturday.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Real Steel' lacks teeth

Michael Clark reviews "Real Steel."

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Margaret' contender for worst movie of the year

Michael Clark reviews "Margaret."

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'Grey Area' opens at the Aurora Theatre

Lawrenceville's Aurora Theatre performs "Grey Area," a comedy about the North vs. the South.

MOVIE REVEW: 'Restless' a dreary, downer of a movie

Michael Clark reviews "Restless."

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THE DISH: Sra Thai

The Dish looks at a new restaurant called Sra Thai in Buford near the Mall of Georgia.

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ART BEAT: Colored pencils are the chosen medium for St. Edwards' gallery exhibition

The gallery at St. Edwards' Episcopal Church titled "A Colored Pencil Odyssey"will be on display through Nov. 25.

Movie trivia contest

Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia contest.

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Rice Festival embraces diversity of Asian culture and supports philanthropy

The 7th Annual Rice Festival is this Saturday and is located at Stone Mountain Park's Memorial Lawn. The event will include a plethora of Asian ethnic cuisine, as well as games, singers and informational tables.

Lilburn Daze to feature 200 artists this Saturday

The Lilburn Woman's Club and the City of Lilburn hosting the 38th annual Lilburn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday at Lilburn City Park.

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Internationally touring 'Wind of Colorful Guizhou' to come to Duluth

Chinese folk song and dance collide on Sunday as some of China's top performers present "The Wind of Colorful Guizhou" at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'The Lion King'

Michael Clark takes a look at the Diamond Edition of "The Lion King."

Police: Drunk man abandoned girls at gas station

Police: Drunk man abandoned young girls at gas station.

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Olympic swimmer Shanteau brings cancer fundraiser to town

Parkview grad, Olympian brings Livestrong fundraiser to Lake Lanier Islands this weekend

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: The more advanced we become, the sillier we sound

Can technology really be this silly?

Lisa Wetsel

Lisa Wetsel, age 34 of Duluth, GA passed away October 4, 2011.

Randyl Nixon Simmons

Mr. Randyl Nixon Simmons, age 62, of Jefferson, GA who passed away on October 4, 2011.

Ruth Dutton Reese

Ruth Dutton Reese of Statham, age 83, a former long time Lawrenceville resident, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Jacob Johnson

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

Thomas Waller

Mr. Thomas Waller, age 76, of Jefferson passed away Monday, October 3, 2011.

Ardell Jackson Sikes

Mr. Ardell Jackson Sikes, age 91, of Athens passed away Saturday, October 1, 2011.

Dorothy Nichols

Dorothy Nichols, age 82 of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

Charlene Anita Gabriel Whitey

Charlene Anita Gabriel Whitey, 57, of Cleveland, GA., died Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

Angie Schanuth Lee

Angie Schanuth Lee age 34 of Loganville, GA formerly of St. Louis, MO passed away Friday, September 30, 2011.

Gertrude Brown Johnson

Mrs. Gertrude Brown Johnson, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Monday, October 3, 2011.

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Firefighters douse flames at Duluth recycling center

Fire breaks out at Duluth recycling center for second time in three years.

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Tolls for HOT lanes lowered after Deal speaks out

Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday that the toll rate will be lowered and access looked at for HOT lanes.

Falcons honor Duluth's Rea

Wildcat named Captain in the Community winner

Washington gives boost to Georgia Tech's attack

ATLANTA -- Tevin Washington is aiming for Joe Hamilton's passing standards at Georgia Tech.

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Firefighters douse flames at Duluth recycling center

DULUTH — Following Thursday morning’s fire at the Recycling Center of Gwinnett, Executive Director Connie Wiggins is thankful for at least one thing — it wasn’t near as bad as last time.

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New Falcons coach Zito knows Rams from last year's playoffs

Some of Dacula's opponents are completely new to first-year head coach Jared Zito.

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.

Wood pitches North past Peachtree Ridge

SUWANEE -- North Gwinnett got a complete-game victory out of pitcher Emily Wood and some timely hitting from the Bulldogs' bats en route to a 5-1 win over Peachtree Ridge in the third-place game of the Region 7-AAAAA softball tournament.

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Hawks' Westog a wealth of running knowledge

Eric Westog is a wealth of running knowledge.

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MCCULLOUGH: Wall Street protesters need clear objectives to gain traction

Many are calling the people camped out in New York's financial district the anti-tea Party movement, the left's belated backlash against the conservative crusaders for smaller government. But much like I was with the Tea Party in the beginning, I'm confused about their goals.

Minor leaguer highlights Hebron clinic

Mark Montgomery, a Class AAA player in the Kansas City Royals organization, will be a part of Hebron’s hitting and pitching clinic from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Hebron Field.

MOVIE REVIEW: '50/50' pulls at Film Fans' hearts

EDITOR'S NOTE: Film Fans features local residents reviewing the film of the week: "50/50." Want to be a film fan? Email features@gwinnettdailypost.com.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Real Steel' lacks teeth

REAL STEEL

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BREAKDOWN: Apalachee at Rockdale County

Apalachee Wildcats (8-AAAA)

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'The Lion King'

The Lion King Diamond Edition 2-disc Blu-ray (G)

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Olympic swimmer Shanteau brings cancer fundraiser to town

Eric Shanteau's training site keeps shifting more and more to the west. As for his cancer support fundraiser, that stays close to home.

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Mark Lloyd: Use 'time horizon' to invest well

Wild swings on Wall Street. A national debt out of control with trade issues and a European debt crisis not far behind. Stubborn unemployment. Crumbling home values. The question has become for many investors — what exactly is going on here?

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HAMMOCK: Parkview, Peachtree Ridge quietly in region title chase

The hype is building for this Friday's slate of high school football games, and rightfully so.

Coaches announced for Gwinnett all-star game

Brookwood's Mark Crews and Mill Creek's Shannon Jarvis will be the head coaches for this year's Rivalries of Gwinnett All-Star Football Game, Touchdown Club of Gwinnett president Dave Hunter announced Wednesday.

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Tolls for HOT lanes lowered after Deal speaks out

ATLANTA — At the behest of Gov. Nathan Deal, tolls were cheaper Thursday afternoon along Gwinnett’s new HOT lanes.

Fire at Duluth recycling center

DULUTH — Firefighters are currently on the scene of a fire at The Recycling Center of Duluth, located on Satellite Blvd, according to fire officials.

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

ATHENS -- It can be truly said that the 2011 college football season is a breath of fresh air for Georgia offensive lineman Dallas Lee.

Delatour walk-off hit lifts GAC past Buford

ATLANTA -- Natalie Delatour threw 2 shutout innings with five strikeouts out of the bullpen and delivered a walk-off, two-run single in the bottom of the ninth to lift No. 2 state-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian to a 2-1 victory over third-ranked Buford in the opening game of the championship round of the Region 6-AA tournament Wednesday at Lovett.

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LETTERS: Thomas off base about 'tearing down the wealthy'

I have been reading Cal Thomas for a while and have been amazed at how blindly right wing he is, but his column ("Republicans seek 'messiah' for 2012 -- but shouldn't," Oct. 5, 7A) really made me see red.

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BISHER: Rangers stock up on Braves' mistake

It's a subject so old it has grown a beard. Tough to get away from, though, when it comes raking across your television screen, and your mind starts racing again -- what might have been.

LETTERS: 'Muslims for Life' blood drive a success

I am pleased to inform the readers about Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's successful "Muslims for Life" campaign. The goal was to honor victims of 9/11 by having blood drives. This campaign enabled us only to shed blood in order to give the gift of life to 30,000 fellow Americans by collecting 10,000 pints of blood nationally.

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'Grey Area' opens at the Aurora Theatre

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Aurora Theatre presents John Ahlin's "Grey Area," a "delightfully uncivil comedy" about three Southern Civil War re-enactors who kidnap a loud-mouthed Yankee journalist. Surprisingly, it is the first time this play has been performed below the Mason-Dixon Line.

Parkview's Pouengue makes college decision

Parkview senior Helena Pouengue has made a commitment to the Lipscomb (Tenn.) University women's basketball program. She is the daughter of Alec and Setina Pouengue.

Falcons honor Duluth's Rea

The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday that Duluth defensive end Nicholas Rea won the organization’s Atlanta Falcons Captain in the Community Award.