News for Wednesday, April 11, 2012


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Duluth High plans soccer alumni games

Event will be May 12 in the high school stadium

Norcross soccer players sign letters of intent

Clarke, Greifer and Alvarado are college-bound for soccer

South's Hall signs football scholarship

South Gwinnett's Elijah Hall signed a football scholarship with Wetsminster College.

PREP ROUNDUP: Wesleyan rallies in 7th to beat Providence

Wednesday's high school sports recap

Phillips comes of retirement to become interim AD at Shiloh

Former Grayson AD Mike Phillips is now the interim AD at Shiloh.

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Grayson's Gallman commits to Clemson

Grayson running back Wayne Gallman committed to Clemson over Georgia and Auburn.

Mill Creek takes down North 7-6 in 10

This time the extra-inning thriller goes to the Hawks

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All eyes on G-Braves' young slugger

Terdoslavich must deal with heir-apparent status

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Brookwood repeats as Region 8 tennis champs

Both the Bronco boys and girls teams win titles Wednesday

Argentine 'miracle' morgue baby improving

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- A mother in Argentina says she fell to her knees in shock after finding her baby alive in a coffin in the morgue nearly 12 hours after the girl had been declared dead.. Analia Bouguet named her newborn Luz Milagros, or "Miracle Light." The

Syria says it will stop fighting by UN deadline

Associated Press. BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria promised to stop fighting in time for Thursday's deadline for a cease-fire brokered by special envoy Kofi Annan but reserved the right to respond to any aggression, a significant hedge against any end in the fighting that has convulsed the nation for more

Family: Body in reservoir is missing Mass. student

Associated Press. BOSTON (AP) -- Seven weeks of searching and hoping for their son's safe return dissolved into grief Wednesday for the parents of a Boston College student who said police pulled his remains from the water of a reservoir near the campus.. Priests prayed over 21-year-old chemistry

Report: Few states effectively track tax breaks

Associated Press. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Most states are doing a poor job tracking whether their tax breaks for businesses are actually spurring job growth, including some that have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into corporate incentive programs even while grappling with record deficits, according to a new report

Ohio teen gets 4 years in stop-sign prank deaths

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio teenager was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison for a fatal traffic crash that occurred after he concealed a stop sign with petroleum jelly and plastic wrap.. Seth Stonerock, 19, of Stoutsville, was sentenced in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court after tearfully apologizing

'Simpsons' creator Groening: Oregon town inspiredSpringfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- The Springfield that exists in the mind of Matt Groening is a kind of American everything -- hick pit stop, rosy-cheeked Rockwellian font of family values, cesspool of corruption, ethnic melting pot, boomtown gone to rust.. It's what the creator of "The Simpsons," the nation's

G-Braves rally from seven down in ninth

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Gwinnett Braves made sure the final game of their season-opening road trip was one to remember.. Down 12-5 to Norfolk, the Braves plated seven runs in the top of the ninth to send the game to extra innings and then won it with two runs

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HAMMOCK: NBA Draft should be interesting for Gwinnett this year

Lamb likely a lottery pick, while Witherspoon and Allen also have NBA hopes

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Georgia's defense may have edge in G-Day game

ATHENS -- Georgia's offense, led by quarterback Aaron Murray, has been overmatched at times this spring when lining up against a defense that returns nine starters.

Records show Petrino, mistress in frequent contact

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino and his mistress were in frequent contact over the past six months, sometimes calling or texting each other dozens of times in a single day -- including game days.

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False claims of cocaine trafficking prompt charges

Multiple reports of false cocaine trafficking land Buford man behind bars, police say.

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CEPEDA: Misreading the Hispanic voter

CHICAGO -- Will Latinos actually have an impact on the 2012 elections? And will the Republican Party's hard line on illegal immigration drive Latino voters into the waiting arms of the incumbent deporter in chief? I'm beyond tired of seeing these questions all over the news. They're the wrong questions.

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THOMAS: Rick Santorum's impossible dream

Santorum's dream seemed improbable, if not impossible, from the start.

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Second-degree murder charge in Trayvon Martin case

Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has been arrested and faces a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Woodall makes grade for efficiency, schedules stops in district

Local congressman earns praise for running an efficient office. Peachtree Corners council to be sworn in Sunday.

Another new judge appointed in molestation trial of Boy Scout leader

Five judges have recused themselves in case of Harry Brett Taylor for "different reasons"

Victim of fatal crash ID'd as Sugar Hill man

22-year-old Kenneth Hayden of Sugar Hill killed during accident at Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Sugarloaf Parkway

GAB: G-Braves announce grant recipients

The Gwinnett Braves recently announced that the team will award its March grant to the North Gwinnett Arts Association, a program for art ambassadors and an in-school gallery space for student artwork.

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Lilburn couple stays busy with Main Street Market

LILBURN -- Ask his wife, and everything here is the result of Bruce Hosch's post-retirement boredom.. The fresh squash and cucumbers, the apple fritters, the 10-cent candies. Boxes upon boxes of tomatoes. Seldom-found sodas like Nehi and Cheerwine. The Main Street Market -- an old-timey, produce

Suwanee speciality school to hold gala

Sage School hosts annual gala with Congressman Rob Woodwall and author Rob Langston to speak.

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Repairs set for Monday for U.S. 29

U.S. 29 repair work delayed until Monday; expect traffic pacing nightly for two weeks on I-85.

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Who's the pizza delivery guy? It's Jeff Francoeur

The Kansas City Royals' right fielder had 20 personal pizzas delivered Wednesday to Oakland Athletics fans in section 149.

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DALY: Take measures to protect yourself from ticks

You can reduce the impact of these pests by taking proper precautions.

District V area board meeting Thursday

The Gwinnett County Board of Education will holds its area board meeting for District V at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Meadowcreek High School Theater at 4455 Steve Reynolds Blvd., Norcross.

Local science students win big at state fair

Some of Gwinnett County's own recently scored first-place victories at the state science fair in Athens. In addition, another 25 local students earned second place.

Verizon Wireless to charge for phone upgrades

Verizon Wireless, the country's largest cellphone company, says it will start charging $30 every time a subscriber wants to upgrade to a new phone.Other phone companies have introduced similar fees. Competitor AT&T Inc. raised its fee from $18 to $36 this year.. Verizon says it will start charging the

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Ga. Aquarium expecting first mammal birth

ATLANTA (AP) -- The world's largest aquarium is expecting the pitter patter of giant fins.. The Georgia Aquarium has a rare beluga whale pregnancy, the first mammal to conceive at the downtown Atlanta attraction since it opened in 2005. And the proud mom, Maris, conceived naturally, which is rare for

Love triangle at center of Duluth shootings

Wife fatally shot husband, self; unidentified mistress in critical condition

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US sues Apple, publishers over electronic books

The U.S. government filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc. and various major book publishers Wednesday, saying the publishers conspired with Apple to raise retail electronic-book prices to limit competition.

Toll reaches $5 in morning rush hour

Express lane tolls continue upward trend, reaching a record of $5 for the 16-mile stretch Wednesday

Reward grows for leads in horse shootings

LULA, Ga. (AP) -- A reward has grown to $7,500 for information about who shot two horses, killing one of them in a Hall County pasture.. Two anonymous donors are offering the reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.. One horse was found dead in

MARTA to resume Braves shuttle

ATLANTA (AP) -- Metro Atlanta's transit authority is announcing the return of its Braves shuttle as the team gears up for its home opener.. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA, says the shuttle bus is a good way to avoid snarled traffic and expensive parking. The Braves home

Threat of wildfires soars in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) -- Forecasters warn the threat of wildfires is high across much of Georgia, and any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for high fire danger from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.. The warning covers north and central

Atlanta board approves plan to close 7 schools

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta school board has approved the closing of seven schools as part of a massive redistricting plan.. Boundaries at dozens of other schools will change under the contentious plan approved late Tuesday night.. More than 500 people carried signs and chanted in protest before Tuesday's vote

Fulton school board votes to nix 51 positions

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Fulton County school board has voted to eliminate 51 positions, including that of two area superintendents who are retiring, because of a reorganization in the district's central office.. Employees affected by Tuesday's school board decision will have to compete against outsiders and each other to be

Reba Casper

Reba Viola Casper, age 85, of Winder, GA passed away April 9, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

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Mary Daigle

Mary S. Daigle (born Mary S. Powell) of Mesquite, Nevada, age 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 5, 2012, in her own home with her family by her side ...

Marjorie Craig

Marjorie M. Craig, age 77 Winder, GA passed April 9, 2012. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, North Gwinnett Chapel, 770-945-9999.

Jeanell Jackson

Jeanell Conine Jackson, age 82, of Monroe, GA passed away April 8, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594.

Minnie Pettit

Minnie “Mama Lois” Pettit, age 94, of Loganville, GA passed away April 9, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544.

Edna Telles

Edna Lora Barker Telles of Lawrenceville passed away April 7, 2012. She was preceded in death by her son, Terry F. Barker. She is survived by her husband, John Telles ...

Opal Brock

Opal Brock, age 69 of Snellville, GA passed away Monday, April 9, 2012. Funeral services will be held 2PM Friday, April 13, 2012 in the Chapel of Arney-Mullins Funeral ...

Raymond Brock

Raymond “Ray” Brock, age 78, of Norcross, GA, passed away April 7, 2012. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757.

Lillian Stoelzel

Lillian “Dea” Stoelzel, age 66, of Norcross, GA, passed away April 5, 2012. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757.

James Dowis

James Herbert “Jim” Dowis, age 70 of Gainesville, formerly of Lawrenceville, passed away Monday, April 9, 2012. Visitation will be held 2-4 & 6-9 PM Thursday, April 12 ...