News for Sunday, March 11, 2012

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20 percent of HOT lane users don't pay toll

First look at HOT lane revenue figures show the express lanes brought in more than $750,000 in the first four months.

Lobbyists spend thousands in charter school debate

Lobbyists on both sides of the charter school debate have spent thousands trying to woo Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike, shelling out for a documentary film screening, coffee and pricey meals, some topping $100 a person.

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Gladiators remain in first with shootout win over Greenville

Goalie Marc Cheverie perfect in shootout to help Gwinnett beat division rival Greenville and stay at the top of the Eastern Conference standings.

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'Lorax' trumps 'John Carter' with $39.1M weekend

"Dr. Seuss' the Lorax" has easily beaten Edgar Rice Burroughs' "John Carter" at the weekend box office.

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Stewart uses bold move late to win at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) Timing the restart perfectly, Tony Stewart dove to the edge of the apron and ducked under the two cars in front of him.With one bold move, the defending Sprint Cup champion was on his way to a redemptive win.. Stewart made a three-wide pass on a

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Gingrich sees Romney as a weak front-runner

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Newt Gingrich says Mitt Romney is the weakest GOP front-runner since 1920, but his sizeable campaign fund allows him to run well in races where his rivals don't have the resources to campaign.. The former House speaker told "Fox News Sunday" that Romney's money allows him

Japan marks 1 year since quake, tsunami disaster

People across Japan prayed and stood in silence on Sunday to remember the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation one year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century.

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Opening Day kicks off this year's boys and girls youth league

Suwanee -- The North Gwinnett Baseball and Softball Association held Opening Day for this year's youth boys and girls on Saturday at George Pierce Park in Suwanee. George Pierce Park has been open for almost 20 years, serving as home to the NGBSA league for more than 15 of them

GAB: Cancer Society holding Tournament of Hope

The American Cancer Society will host the sixth annual Tournament of Hope Golf Classic on April 20 at Berkeley Hills Country Club in Duluth. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Congressmen talk support for jobs, military bills

U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall applauds bipartisan effort to add jobs by reducing regulation; Rep. Hank Johnson signs on to bill that would ensure due process to detainees.

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LEGOs help Lawrenceville resident build dream job

Joshua Bohn out-built hundreds of competitors to earn the Master Model Builder title for LEGOLAND in Atlanta.

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Gwinnett wheelchair basketball team wins first state championship

The Gwinnett Heat won the state wheelchair championship Friday afternoon at the Arena at Gwinnett Center. The Heat beat the West Georgia Wolverines 22-18 in overtime after rallying from an 18-10 deficit.

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VIDEO: NCAA Men's Basketball Field Is Set

Kentucky, Syracuse, North Carolina and Michigan State lead the way as the top seeds in the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament.

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US Army sergeant kills 16 in Afghan villages

Moving from house to house, a U.S. Army sergeant opened fire Sunday on Afghan villagers as they slept, killing 16 people -- mostly women and children -- in an attack that reignited fury at the U.S. presence following a wave of deadly protests over Americans burning Qurans.

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Stewart uses bold move late to win at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) Timing the restart perfectly, Tony Stewart dove to the edge of the apron and ducked under the two cars in front of him.With one bold move, the defending Sprint Cup champion was on his way to a redemptive win.. Stewart made a three-wide pass on a

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'Lorax' trumps 'John Carter' with $39.1M weekend

"Dr. Seuss' the Lorax" has easily beaten Edgar Rice Burroughs' "John Carter" at the weekend box office.

PREP ROUNDUP: Mountain View baseball improves to 6-0

Recap of Friday's high school sports action

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Vanderbilt beats No. 1 Kentucky, 71-64

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- John Jenkins lay on the court with his hands over his face as Vanderbilt teammates celebrated all around, exuberant after beating No. 1 Kentucky 71-64 for the program's first Southeastern Conference tournament title in more than 60 years.. The Wildcats might not really care about the

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Florida St. wins 1st ACC crown 85-82 over UNC

ATLANTA (AP) -- Goodbye, Tobacco Road. The Atlantic Coast Conference championship is heading to the Sunshine State.. Tournament MVP Michael Snaer scored 18 points and 17th-ranked Florida State used a barrage of 3-pointers to beat No. 4 North Carolina 85-82 for the ACC championship Sunday.. Florida State (24-9

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Gladiators remain in first with shootout win over Greenville

Goalie Marc Cheverie perfect in shootout to help Gwinnett beat division rival Greenville and stay at the top of the Eastern Conference standings.

NCAA Capsules: East Regional

Get a breakdown on each team in the East Regional

NCAA Capsules: West Regional

Get a breakdown on each team in the West Regional

NCAA Capsules: South Regional

Get a breakdown on each team in the South Regional

NCAA Capsules: Midwest Regional

Get a breakdown on each team in the Midwest Regional

Kentucky, Syracuse, N. Carolina, MSU get top seeds

Kentucky, Syracuse and North Carolina all earned top seeding for the NCAA tournament Sunday despite weekend losses that brought even more intrigue to the three-week, 67-game tournament better known as March Madness. (Bracket available for download in story)

Candidates battle for Deep South wins

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum Sunday nudged rival Newt Gingrich to step aside, arguing a head-to-head contest between himself and Mitt Romney should "occur sooner rather than later."

Rain washes out Hanson's spring debut in third

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Tommy Hanson made his delayed spring debut for the Atlanta Braves after sustaining a mild concussion in an auto accident in February and gave up three runs to the Toronto Blue Jays in a game between split squads.. After three rain delays, the game was called

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Gingrich sees Romney as a weak front-runner

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Newt Gingrich says Mitt Romney is the weakest GOP front-runner since 1920, but his sizeable campaign fund allows him to run well in races where his rivals don't have the resources to campaign.. The former House speaker told "Fox News Sunday" that Romney's money allows him

Japan marks 1 year since quake, tsunami disaster

People across Japan prayed and stood in silence on Sunday to remember the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation one year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century.

John Thomas

John Littleton Thomas, age 79, of Lawrenceville passed away Friday, March 9, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Julia Thomas; daughter, Deborah Thomas of Atlanta; son ...

Joseph Zambri Jr

Joseph Nicholas Zambri, Jr. of Redondo Beach California, passed away on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012. He was 55 years old. Joe loved playing poker, the Pacific Ocean, Italian sfogliatelle pastries ...

Carl Gravely

Carl Jennings Gravely, age 83 of Dacula passed away on Friday, March 09, 2012. Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Gravely. His survivors include his children, Lynda ...

Grace Sleeman

Grace B. Sleeman, age 80 of Lawrenceville, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Monday, March 12, 2012 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Kathy Stone

Mrs. Kathy E. Stone, 56 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Saturday March 10, 2012 at her home following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by ...

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