News for Thursday, April 12, 2012


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Who's playing where in and around Gwinnett

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Teheran rebounds from rough first outing as G-Braves shut down Durham 7-1

G-Braves open home season with 7-1 win over Durham Bulls

Loganville to purchase 5 new police cars

The city of Loganville will purchase five new fully equipped police cars, thanks to a $165,000 check from Gwinnett as part of the Service Delivery Strategy settlement, and in part to confiscated resources from drug dealers

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Fourth season for G-Braves kicks off with home opener

Fourth season for Gwinnett Braves kicks off with a chilly home opener.

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Braves on bit of a roll as they finally come home

ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones is back in the lineup, the team actually has a winning streak, and now it's time to go home.. Yep, things are looking up for the Atlanta Braves.. A week into a season that began with four straight losses, the Braves are slated for their home

PREP ROUNDUP: South's Matics tosses one hitter in win over Central

Recap of Thursday's prep sports action.

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Providence inducts Willliamson into Hall of Stars posthumously

LILBURN -- The light pink socks and hot pink arm bands made a statement.. The Providence girls soccer team wore them to honor their former head coach, Jonny Williamson, during Thursday's game against Mt. Pisgah.. Williamson was inducted posthumously into the school's Hall of Stars after the game, a 3-0

Dacula girls soccer reaching great heights

Falcons off to 11-2-1 start entering showdown with Brookwood

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MCCULLOUGH: Amid Titanic hype, remember victims

For most of my life, I have been fascinated with the Titanic.

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KRAUTHAMMER: Free-lunch egalitarianism

WASHINGTON -- Here we go again. At the beginning of his presidency, Barack Obama argued that the country's spiraling debt was largely the result of exploding health care costs. That was true. He then said the cure for these exploding costs would be his health care reform. That was not.

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Darrell Huckaby: Let's make a deal -- new stadium for a Super Bowl win

I love athletics and I love visiting stadiums. I've been to at least a hundred.

Indians near deal with Johnny Damon

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Indians are close to signing veteran outfielder Johnny Damon to help awaken their struggling offense.The club has been in talks to finalize a deal with the 38-year-old, who is 277 hits shy of 3,000.. In a text to the Associated Press, Damon said: "It

Busch Brothers become owner-driver combo in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas -- The Busch Brothers are adding a new dynamic to their relationship.. When Kurt Busch gets in the car for Friday night's NASCAR Nationwide race in Texas, where he ran in that series for the first time and won six years ago, it will be his debut

Chevrolet to pull all 11 IndyCar engines

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Chevrolet's strong start in its return to IndyCar suffered a significant setback Thursday when the manufacturer decided to change the engines for all 11 of its teams before they open the weekend at Long Beach.The change means all 11 Chevrolet drivers will drop 10 spots on

Bengals agree to deal with Cowboys CB Newman

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals have agreed to a deal with cornerback Terence Newman, an unrestricted free agent from Dallas who struggled in pass coverage last season.The 33-year-old cornerback was the fifth overall pick in 2003. He went to the Pro Bowl in 2007 and 2009. He was targeted

Wade says money not an Olympic motivator

MIAMI — Heat guard Dwyane Wade says money is not his motivation for the London Games this summer.. In a statement Thursday, Wade said, "I do not want to be paid to go to the Olympics.". Wade was quoted

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Getting to Know ... Ryan Moity

Ryan Moity, 30, is a baseball assistant at North Gwinnett. A native of New Orleans, Moity moved to Georgia after hurricane Katrina. Along with working as an assistant he was the interim head coach at Duluth for one season. Moity redshirted one season of college baseball at LSU before transferring back home to Loyola University in New Orleans where he set a record for consecutive games played as a center fielder. In this installment of "Getting to Know..." staff writer Ben Beitzel talks with Moity about his life in New Orleans, making king cakes and working as Nick Saban's equipment manager at LSU.

SEC programs, law enforcement have long history

The Bobby Petrino saga has drawn attention to an often overlooked aspect of big-time college football: The relationship between coaches and the police who handle security for them.. Around the Southeastern Conference, providing sideline security for SEC programs is considered coveted duty. Some officers travel to away games, a

D-Wade feeling heat for making valid point

Go ahead, bash Dwyane Wade all you want.. Call the NBA superstar unpatriotic, greedy, just another millionaire athlete who doesn't understand how good he's got it.. Then listen, really listen, to what he tried to say.. A lot of people are making a lot of money off the Olympic Games

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Norcross man charged with raping 5-year-old girl

Immigration hold on man accused of raping ex-girlfriend's young daughter

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Partner remembers arrests, love of K9 officer Caleb

Fellow officer: "Although stubborn at times, Caleb made a great police dog"

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Tebow appearance date has changed

Due to contractual obligations, the former Florida quarterback is coming to 12Stone Church on May 4.

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Official: Woman tried to ignite apartment near Mall of Georgia

A Buford woman was jailed Thursday on charges she tried to set ablaze her apartment near the Mall of Georgia.

American Cancer Society to hold 5K

The community is invited to run on April 14 to raise money for the cause.

Seminar to focus on DUI education for Asian community

Guests include Gwinnett PD's DUI task force, Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson

Hi-Tech Fair provides opportunity for Gwinnett in China

Gwinnett delegation to China makes connections to global companies at Chongqing Hi-Tech Fair.

Parkview picks former coach Richardson to lead basketball program

Longtime coach led the Panthers from 1986 to 2000

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Gwinnett Village CID renewal unanimous

Six years after its inception, the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District was renewed by local property owners, agreeing to pay an additional tax to fund improvements.

Democratic strategist apologizes to Ann Romney

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Democratic strategist is apologizing to Ann Romney for saying the stay-at-home wife of wealthy Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has never worked a day in her life.. Hilary Rosen issued a statement Thursday saying that her comments were "poorly chosen." She says that

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Cabin' is frightfully clever

We can say this much: The hype is justified.

Movie Trivia Contest 04-13

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia contest.

FILM FANS: Our heart goes on with 'Titanic' 3-D

Local residents reviewed the movie of the week, "Titanic" in 3-D.

MOVIE REVIEW: Family faces off in 'Footnote'

"Footnote," an Israeli film that competed for the most recent Best Foreign Language Oscar, received three out of four stars from GDP movie critic Michael Clark.

ART BEAT: Duluth Fine Arts League offers scholarships to Duluth High School seniors

Six Duluth High School seniors will be vying for three scholarships at a public audition taking place in the New Dawn Theater on April 15.

THE DISH: Enzo's Pizza

Enzo's also has an open kitchen, so you can watch as the cooks create your pies, calzones and sandwiches while waiting in the dining room.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Blue Like Jazz' is one smart film

"Blue Like Jazz" has a message of Christianity and faith while being funny, subversive, intelligent and balanced.

MOVIE REVIEW: One-liners, slapdash sci-fi in 'Lockout'

If a futuristic space prison with 500 of the world's most violent and dangerous criminals cryogenically frozen was to somehow undergo an inmate revolt, who would emerge as the unquestioned leader of such an intergalactic gang of gruesome murders?

Local pug rescue holds fundraising event in Norcross

Southeast Pug Rescue and Adoption hosts its Pug Walk and Picnic at Pinckneyville Park April 14.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Three Stooges' is lacking in needed raunchiness

The brothers Bobby and Peter Farrelly's take on "The Three Stooges" falls short.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life'

Michael Clark spotlights "Into the Abyss: a Tale of Death, a Tale of Life" on Blu-ray.

Artists enjoy outdoors during Buford competition

Artists will take their canvases outdoors for the 6th annual Buford Plein Air Festival.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Bully' doesn't take it far enough

Michael Clark reviews filmmaker Lee Hirsch's new flick "Bully."

Kool & The Gang come to Atlanta

Robert "Kool" Bell talks to the GDP.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'L!fe Happens' turns out to be both raunchy, heartfelt

By mixing the better elements of "Knocked-up," "Bridesmaids" and the new sitcom "Two Broke Girls," you get the movie, "L!fe Happens."

Labor Department to close 7 locations

The Department of Labor is shuttering seven of its career centers in a move to cut costs.

Technology gives doctors new ways to see patients

ATLANTA (AP) -- In what amounts to a 21st-century version of the house call, Georgia doctors are increasingly seeing their patients via teleconferencing on personal computers, iPads and, if they have the app, iPhone.. Patients can receive care for minor illnesses or receive a diagnosis for something as complicated

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J.K. Rowling's next book: 'The Casual Vacancy'

It may lack wizards and witches, but J.K. Rowling and her publisher are hoping her first novel for adults, "The Casual Vacancy," will have the magic touch.

Judy Ogletree

Judy Ogletree, age 56, of Stanley, NC passed away April 10, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.

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Eleanor Brogdon

Eleanor Jane Brogdon, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. She was preceded in death by father, Harrison Byrd Brogdon; mother, Lena Stringer Brogdon; sister ...

Calvin Delong

Rev. Calvin Junior DeLong, age 71, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away on April 11, 2012. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Karen Burch

Karen Terrell Burch, age 52, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966,

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Scott Schneider

Scott Schneider, age 64, of Lawrenceville, GA formerly of Lilburn, GA passed away on April 10, 2012 of complications from Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). He was born in ...

Kenneth Hayden

Kenneth Lloyd Hayden, age 22 of Sugar Hill, died April 10, 2012. Kenneth was born in Lawrenceville, GA. He had a love for cars and was working as a auto ...

Xavier Williams

Xavier E. Williams, age 3, of Stone Mountain, GA passed away April 7, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.

Mary Underwood

Mary E. Underwood, age 92, of Monroe, GA passed away April 7, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594.

Alice Moore

Mrs. Alice Banik Moore, age 82, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert E. Moore. She is survived ...

Tommy McDonald

Mr. Tommy McDonald, age 42, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. He is survived by his fiancée, Melissa Bray, Buford, GA; daughter, Amanda McDonald ...