News for Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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Gwinnett business leader, longtime volunteer King passes away

Coalition head: "There is not one negative thing I can say about the woman."

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Tebowmania coming to Gwinnett in May

Former Florida, Broncos quarterback to deliver message with John C. Maxwell on May 2

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Suspect to cop: 'I should of ran you over'

Driver charged with trying to run over Gwinnett police officer in traffic stop.

Golf, hotel decisions close

DULUTH -- Gwinnett tourism officials believe professional golfers will play a tournament in Gwinnett next year. The Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau's Preston Williams and Stan Hall said talks about bringing a Champions Tour event to TPC Sugarloaf have been going well. The paperwork could be signed in the coming months.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Former candidates line up behind Byars

With Peachtree Corners council runoff race next week, Robert Byars collects endorsements.

Mickey Mouse to visit Suwanee branch of library

Disney's classic character will read to children and parents to promote Disney On Ice's "Treasure Trove" at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

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Man apprehended in Norcross SWAT standoff

One man apprehended after SWAT standoff in Nocross apartment complex.

Missing elderly man found in Jonesboro

Missing Buford man, the subject of a Tuesday Mattie's Call, is found in Jonesboro.

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DALY: Ornamental grasses add beauty and variety to the landscape

When it comes to low maintanence plantings for your grden, ornamental grasses are a great choice.

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HAMMOCK: Hopeful that Bulger gets another chance

It's tough to make the major leagues and it's even tougher to stay there

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Local college projects get funding in state budget

Legislators approved a budget this week with $50 million in funding for construction projects for Georgia Gwinnett College and Gwinnett Technical College. The budget is pending approval by the governor.

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Gladiators clinch division title

The Gwinnett Gladiators got a 30-save performance from goaltender Marc Cheverie in a 2-0 shutout of the Florida Everblades on Wednesday night at the Germain Arena.

PREP ROUNDUP: Broncos impressive in national baseball tournament

Recap of Wednesday's high school sports events

Lions' Holleman stepping down as AD, soccer coach

Bill Holleman is stepping down as Peachtree Ridge's AD.

Catcher's two-run blast lifts North past Mountain View 2-1

Two innings after his throwing error helped Mountain View take the lead against his team, North Gwinnett's Noah Ford was looking for a little redemption.

Deng's 3-pointers lead Bulls past Hawks

Luol Deng scored 22 points and led a flurry of 3-pointers as the NBA-leading Chicago Bulls won another game on the road, blowing out the Atlanta Hawks 98-77 on Wednesday night.

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HAMMOCK: Hopeful that Bulger gets another chance

It's tough to make the major leagues and it's even tougher to stay there

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Gwinnett seniors put on final hoops performance

Anthony Morse just showed up to dunk and Danika Brown found herself in all the right places.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Former candidates line up behind Byars

With Peachtree Corners council runoff race next week, Robert Byars collects endorsements.

Golf, hotel decisions close

DULUTH -- Gwinnett tourism officials believe professional golfers will play a tournament in Gwinnett next year. The Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau's Preston Williams and Stan Hall said talks about bringing a Champions Tour event to TPC Sugarloaf have been going well. The paperwork could be signed in the coming months.

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THOMAS: Obama unleashed

Politicians and presidents of both parties have occasionally suffered from open-mic syndrome, saying something when they thought the microphone was turned off they wished had not been made public.. The latest to fall prey to that amplification of the mouth is President Obama.

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CEPEDA: The language of assimilation

CHICAGO -- Back in the mid-1700s, German immigrants were the bane of my favorite founding father, Benjamin Franklin, who believed they'd never assimilate into the predominant culture of the time.

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Earnhardt off to strong start

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won a career-high six races in 2004 and mounted a decent challenge for the championship. He's not had a year like that since, not even close.

Mill Creek's Coleman, Leconte sign with college football programs

Seniors were key defensive players for Hawks last season

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Cultures clash in Bluegrass battle

This Bluegrass State rivalry runs deep, and the divide is wide.

Wesleyan's Bivings commits to Tech volleyball

Senior was a key four-year player for the Wolves

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DALY: Ornamental grasses add beauty and variety to the landscape

When it comes to low maintanence plantings for your grden, ornamental grasses are a great choice.

Snellville man suffers extensive burns in fire

Man suffered second-degree burns to head, upper body and arms, in stable condition at Grady Burn Center

G-BRAVES NOTES: Marrero acquired from White Sox in cash deal

A minor deal between the Braves and White Sox paid off in a big way for Gwinnett last season. Will it happen again?

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Beachy, Braves tie Yankees in 10

Atlanta Braves starter Brandon Beachy turned out to be a dependable five inning pitcher last season.

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Gwinnett business leader, longtime volunteer King passes away

Coalition head: "There is not one negative thing I can say about the woman."

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Local college projects get funding in state budget

Legislators approved a budget this week with $50 million in funding for construction projects for Georgia Gwinnett College and Gwinnett Technical College. The budget is pending approval by the governor.

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Tebowmania coming to Gwinnett in May

Former Florida, Broncos quarterback to deliver message with John C. Maxwell on May 2

Mickey Mouse to visit Suwanee branch of library

Disney's classic character will read to children and parents to promote Disney On Ice's "Treasure Trove" at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

MOVIE REVIEW: Kudos to Marston for 'The Forgiveness of Blood'

"The Forgiveness of Blood" differentiates itself from the rest of the cinematic pack in a number of significant ways, because it's not a war movie and is set in Albania,

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Movie Trivia Contest 03-30

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

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Casablanca'

Michael Clark spotlights "Casablanca's" 70th anniversary limited edition disc on Blu-ray.

THE DISH: Parkside Bakery and Cafe

Parkside Bakery and Cafe offers baked goods for the Grayson community.

'True Blood' actress presenting movie at Atlanta Film Fest

Carrie Preston presents "That's What She Said" tonight at Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema.

FILM FANS: Film Fans work up an appetite for 'Hunger Games'

Local residents reviewed "The Hunger Games," the movie of the week.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'W.E.' a visually stunning movie

Movie critic Michael Clark takes a look at Madonna's new movie, "W.E."

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Chico & Rita' may be animated, but it's for adults only

On the surface, "Chico & Rita" is a love story involving star-crossed Latin musicians, but there's much more to it than that.

Disney's On Ice's 'Treasure Trove' visits Arena at Gwinnett Center

Friday through Sunday, Disney fans can catch a glimpse of their favorite characters on ice.

Bluegrass festival coming to Stone Mountain Village

The third annual Blue GrassRoots Music and Arts Festival brings music, crafts and dancing to the area.

ART BEAT: Suwanee hosts Plein Air Event this weekend

Artists scatter throughout Suwanee for art competition.

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Suspect to cop: 'I should of ran you over'

Driver charged with trying to run over Gwinnett police officer in traffic stop.

Bill banning home picketing unites Ga. opposition

ATLANTA (AP) -- A bill that would ban picketing at private homes in Georgia has united an unlikely coalition of opponents ranging from conservative Republicans to tea partyers and labor unions.. That legislation is among several bills whose fate will be determined Thursday on the final day of the General

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Man apprehended in Norcross SWAT standoff

One man apprehended after SWAT standoff in Nocross apartment complex.

Bank of America CEO got sixfold raise last year

NEW YORK (AP) -- The CEO of Bank of America was paid $7.5 million last year -- six times what he got in 2010. That's according to an Associated Press analysis of a regulatory filing out Wednesday.. The bank says Brian Moynihan's pay package for 2011 included a salary of

Nike sues Reebok in NY over Tebow apparel

NEW YORK (AP) -- The frenzy over New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has reached shoemakers Nike and Reebok.. Nike Inc. claims in a lawsuit that Reebok is using Tebow's name on Jets-related apparel without permission.. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan.. It seeks unspecified

Missing elderly man found in Jonesboro

Missing Buford man, the subject of a Tuesday Mattie's Call, is found in Jonesboro.

LARSON: Former warden requests recycling reform

When recycling, make sure you empty your bottles before throwing them in the bin.

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Mega Millions reaches record $500 million jackpot

No one picked the six correct numbers in the latest multi-state Mega Millions lottery game, sending the jackpot to a record $500 million for the Friday drawing.

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Magic Johnson group to buy Dodgers for record $2B

A group that includes former Lakers star Magic Johnson and longtime baseball executive Stan Kasten agreed Tuesday night to buy the Dodgers from Frank McCourt for a record $2 billion.

Higher ed provision stripped from immigration bill

Georgia lawmakers on Tuesday stripped a provision that would have barred illegal immigrants from state colleges, universities and technical schools from a bill making its way through the state Legislature.

Lawmakers wrangle hefty agenda near session's end

Georgia lawmakers tackled issues including criminal sentencing reform, assisted suicide, the state budget and changes to open records laws on the eve of the end of this year's legislative session.

Ga. city checking social media sites before hiring

ALPHARETTA (AP) -- Alpharetta city officials say they are now checking the Facebook accounts of applicants for police and firefighter jobs in the suburban Atlanta community.. City officials say that they're also checking the Twitter and YouTube accounts of job applicants.. Alpharetta police spokesman George Gordon said officials are looking

UGA to close post office in student center

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- The University of Georgia will close the post office in the Tate Student Center as the volume of mail has declined in recent years.. University officials say that the post office will close permanently on May 31.. Officials say the volume of mail on campus has

Charles Taylor

Charles R. Taylor, age 76 of Buford, GA died Monday, March 26, 2012. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924. www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

Peggy Henderson

Mrs. Peggy Henderson, age 57, of Buford, GA, passed away on March 27, 2012. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Janie Smith

Janie Merle Glass Smith was born in Ty Ty on March 6, 1942 and died in Snellville on March 24, 2012. She was the daughter of Pennie Jackson Glass and ...

Lorraine Dickson

Lorraine Dickson, age 80, of Maysville, GA, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100. www.stewartfh.com

Glenda Greene-Powery

Glenda Green-Powery age 68, of Duluth died March 27, 2012. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel. (770) 476-2535.

Patricia Cooney

Patricia Ann “Pat” Cooney, age 69 of Dacula, GA died Saturday, March 24, 2012 following a battle with cancer. Memorial Service will be held Thursday, March 29, 2012 ...

Candice Maxwell

Candice Marie Maxwell, age 29 of Valdosta, Georgia, died Sunday, March 25, 2012. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924. www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

Doris Hackett

Ms. Doris R. Hackett of Buford, GA passed away March 26, 2012. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, North Gwinnett Chapel, 770-945-9999. www.levettfuneralhome.com

Peggy Ferguson

Peggy Joyce Ferguson, age 59, of Auburn, passed away Tuesesday, March 27, 2012. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements ...

Emma Farmer

Emma Farmer, age 94, of Doraville, GA, passed away March 26, 2012. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757.

Seymour Borten

Seymour P. “Sy” Borten, age 84, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on March 24, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 770-963-2411 ...

Cheryl Oglesby

Cheryl Oglesby, age 56 of Buford, GA died Monday, March 26, 2012. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924. www.hamiltonmillchapel.com