News for Wednesday, August 8, 2012


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Uggla, Bourn lead Braves to 12-6 win over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA -- Dan Uggla hit a tiebreaking three-run double in the seventh after Tim Hudson blew a five-run lead and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 12-6 Wednesday night.. Ryan Howard's three-run homer off Hudson during a five-run fifth tied it at 6, but the

Batista struggles as Tides soak G-Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Things went bad for Miguel Batista in a hurry.. After two solid, five-inning outings, the pitcher, signed by the Braves to a minor league contract July 28, didn't make it to the fourth inning Wednesday, setting the stage for a 9-4 G-Braves rout by the Norfolk

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ESTHER CEPEDA: Stop the sexy Latina stereotype

Here's my secret pet peeve: Sofia Vergara. I hate that she so expertly works the dreaded, overdone "sexy, ditzy, bombshell Latina" stereotype that many Hispanic women have worked their whole lives to overcome.

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THOMAS: Tax, charity talk beside real issue of fed spending

To call Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a "mad dog," as Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank did, is an affront to the canine community and those suffering from legitimate mental illness.

Kobe steps up as Americans pull away from Aussies

U.S. rolls into semifinals with 119-86 victory

Falcons' Smith to start 'real evaluation process'

ATLANTA -- Mike Smith isn't thinking about the opponent as his Falcons enter their preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens.. There has been no game-planning in practice this week for tonight's matchup against the Ravens. Instead, the coach said he wants to use his first look at his players

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Cops: Illegal dentist office uncovered in Norcross trailer

Norcross woman charged with operating fake dentistry out of her trailer.

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Grayson teacher and Olympian hoping for gold

One of Grayson High School's newest teachers will also likely be one of the most popular ones.

Bass fishing tournament makes return to Gwinnett County

DULUTH -- Bringing in a bass fishing competition may not seem like the biggest catch for Gwinnett, but make no mistake -- when the Forrest Wood Cup officially returns Thursday, the county is reeling in a multimillion-dollar economic behemoth.. The Forrest Wood Cup is the world championship of bass

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Gordon going strong on and off the track

LONG POND, Pa. -- The African boy must have been about 10 years old and suffered from a form of cancer that gutted his frame to just bones.. There was no cure. There was nothing doctors could do except pump the frail child with morphine and wait. He was going

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HAMMOCK: Hard-working Gustafson in town this weekend

Former Parkview, Tech standout to pitch vs. G-Braves

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Giacone stresses continuity in Mountain View's climb

Feature on Doug Giacone entering his first season as Mountain View's football coach

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A race to get ready for the last major

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- The final major of the year, and everyone was cramming for their last big exam.. Ernie Els and Adam Scott walked up to the 18th green at Kiawah Island on Wednesday evening about the time most people in the low country would be going out for

Two locals earn spots U.S. Mid-Amateur golf tourney

Suwanee's Poteet, Duluth's Kennedy advance in qualifying

Hawks fire longtime VP of public relations Triche

Longtime Atlanta Hawks vice president of public relations Arthur Triche has been fired. Triche had been with the Hawks since 1989 as the team's top contact for media.

Goodell: More female officials possible

Shannon Eastin could be the first of several female game officials in the league, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said.

Local swimmers shine at Southern Zone Championships

Multi-state event was held in Dallas, Texas

Norcross' Addy begins Olympic decathlon competition

Gwinnett product, competing for Liberia, sits in 20th after first day

Walsh Jennings, May-Treanor win third straight Olympic gold

Two-time defending beach volleyball champions beat fellow American team for gold

Amid controversy, FINA considering underwater video

Swimming officials react to South African's illegal "dolphin" kick that led to world record

Rough and tumble sport comes to interesting Hyde Park venue

Open water swimming will be contested London-style

Family carries U.S. hopes in taekwondo

Lopez family have made major mark in Korean-born sport

U.S. men's volleyball ousted short of medal round

Italy bounces Americans from gold medal chase

Eyes on London, Aug. 8 edition

News and notes from Associated Press reporters at the London Olympics

U.S.-Australia semi pits women's hoops medal favorites

Two countries typically meet with championship on the line

Golden night for U.S. in track and field

Felix, Merritt and Reese lead huge day for Americans

American soccer team motivated by women's World Cup defeat

Loss to Japan on PKs still stings heading into rematch

Morgan may be next face of U.S. women's soccer

Just 23, speedy forward is already making her mark with the national team

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Suspects sought in series of cellphone store robberies

Armed cellphone store robberies began May 26, with most recent on July 22

Student gets off at wrong stop; driver removed from route

A spokesperson with Gwinnett County Public Schools said the bus driver who allowed a five-year-old student with autism get off the bus at the wrong stop on the first day of school this week has been taken off the route.

First GCPS student tally short of projections

On the second day of school, GCPS completed its first enrollment count of the year, counting 158,857 students--that's close to 4,000 than what's projected but officials said they expect the number to go up by 5,000 students before the final enrollment count in September.

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County fuel costs lower than expected in 2012

As the school year begins, Gwinnett officials agree to a fuel contract that ensures a low mark-up.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Three candidates to attend same event but promise solo races

Blasi, Brantley and Beaudreau expected at meet-and-greet Thursday.

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Fugitive unit nabs jilted lover accused of shooting ex

Two months of surveillance lead investigators to capture of Gwinnett man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend in rampage.

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2nd suspect ID'd in burglary foiled by boy

Police ID second suspect in burglary foiled by Lawrenceville boy last month.

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July in US was hottest ever in history books

This probably comes as no surprise: Federal scientists say July was the hottest month ever recorded in the contiguous United States.

Study says world beer production hits new high

A new report says the world's appetite for beer hit a new high last year, with China leading the way.

GAB: Free sterilizations for Duluth area cats

Planned PEThood is offering 1,000 free feral cat sterilizations for any pet living in the 30096 zip code area.

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Foundation donation buys Gwinnett Tech new technology

Thanks to a $30,000 grant from the SunTrust Trusteed Foundation, students and faculty of Gwinnett Technical College will be able to access university and industry experts with the touch of a button.

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Donald Johnson

Mr. Donald H. Johnson, age 60, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Monday, August 6, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Lillian Martin Johnson; and ...

Lawrence Shaw

Lawrence Edward Shaw, age 66, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away on August 3, 2012. 

Dennis Webb

Dennis Keith Webb, age 54, of Lilburn passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2012. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM at Bill Head ...

Burby Moss

Mr. Burby Moss, age 77, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2012. He is survived by his wife of thirty-nine years, Bettye Slaton Moss, Buford, GA ...

Janelda Mckinnon

Janelda Nichols McKinnon, age 89, of Stockbridge passed away Saturday, August 4, 2012. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM, Wednesday, August 8, 2012 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

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Phillip Sadler

Mr. Phillip Todd Sadler, age 27, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, August 3, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, William “Billy” Sadler. He ...

Paul Stevens

Paul H. Stevens, MD of Lilburn, GA died Friday, August 3, 2012. Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. (770) 564-2726.