News for Friday, March 30, 2012


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PREP ROUNDUP: Lions nip Mountain View 5-3

Recap of Friday's prep action

Gladiators add UND captain Lamoureaux

Gwinnett adds North Dakota captain

Gladiators drop to 2nd place

ESTERO, Fla. -- The Gwinnett Gladiators (41-19-7-4) dropped a 5-3 decision to the Florida Everblades (38-26-2-5) on Friday night at the Germain Arena. Gwinnett couldn't overcome a 2-0 first period deficit in the loss. With the Gladiators loss coupled with a win by the Elmira Jackals, the Gladiators slipped into

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Record Mega Millions numbers: 2-4-23-38-46, MB 23

The drawing for what could be the single biggest lottery payout the world has ever seen is finally here.

LETTER: Medicare cost increases are hidden

All too many seniors have been deceived by the Obama deception that under his plan, Medicare will be preserved. Perhaps my fellow seniors need to get a grip on reality.

LETTER: Medicaid redesign must consider the weakest among us

I recently learned that the State DCH is approaching a Medicaid redesign. While I feel that the state is diligent and responsive to the budget deficit, the current undertaking of reforming and redesigning Medicaid needs to be thoroughly reviewed and deliberate.

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YARBROUGH: Junior E. Lee thinks he has identified the next president as...

Junior says there is groundswell for a consensus candidate that will unite all of the middle-of-the-road Americans who are equally turned off by liberal weenies and right-wing whackos.

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Eagles' Raji seeks return trip to state title game

Collins Hill's Emmanuel Raji, who led the county in scoring last year, hopes to send the Eagles back to the state finals.

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Eagles overcome mistakes to post Region 7-AAAAA road win

NORCROSS -- From a fundamentals standpoint, Friday's Region 7-AAAAA baseball game between host Norcross and Collins Hill wasn't the most aesthetically pleasing.. But with his team having lost its previous five region contests, Eagles coach Paul Pierce won't argue with the results.. While both teams made their share of

Moore of the same

DENVER -- The U.S. women's basketball team headed to the London Olympics this summer will have a familiar feel for coach Geno Auriemma.. Five former UConn Huskies -- Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Swin Cash, Maya Moore and Tina Charles -- are on the team announced Friday. And all five helped

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Braves look to third baseman of future

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Joey Terdoslavich played almost entirely at first base last season, but that isn't where the Braves will need him in the future.. Freddie Freeman appears entrenched at first in Atlanta for years and years to come after a strong rookie season. It is at the other corner

Sutton trying to stick with Braves as Mr. Everything

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Drew Sutton reached the majors in 2009 and has played in 88 games with three teams over the past three seasons.. The versatile switch-hitter has never been on an opening day major league roster, though. He hopes that this is the year.. Sutton signed with Atlanta

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GWINNETT GRADS: Hadley returns with huge season at VSU

A look at Gwinnett products excelling on the college level

Force's Shipp wins AFL weekly award

Brief for Saturday on Georgia Force WR Larry Shipp

Former Force WR Jackson named to AFL all-time Top 25

Brief for Saturday on former Georgia Force WR Chris Jackson

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No torn loyalties when Kentucky meets Louisville

NEW ORLEANS -- Kentucky coach John Calipari likes to say there are no rivalry games at this point in the season.. Try telling that to the Bluegrass State, where basketball's version of the civil war -- Kentucky vs. Louisville, winner plays for the NCAA title -- has so divided the

Tyshawn Taylor leads Kansas to Final Four

NEW ORLEANS -- Bob Hurley remembers the moment Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor first walked into his gym.. Taylor was visiting family in New Jersey and had tagged along with a cousin to St. Anthony's, the high school program that Hurley has built into a powerhouse. Taylor showed up the next

OSU's Craft trying to keep focused

NEW ORLEANS -- Walking down Bourbon Street, Aaron Craft stops to sign autographs for a few kids and is asked about his older brother.. Craft shrugs. While he's in the Big Easy trying to lead Ohio State to its first national title in 52 years, his big brother and role

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Norcross has been yarn bombed

The yarn creations will be on display until the end of April.

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Norcross business appoints VP of channel sales

NanoLumens announced this week the appointment of Mitchell Rosenberg as vice president of channel sales at the Norcross-based company. Rosenberg formerly worked as director of sales for a digital systems company in Dallas, Texas.

Local students headed to state science fairs

Nearly 100 Gwinnett County Public Schools students will see their scientific research compete against science projects from throughout Georgia and the world during two upcoming competitive events.

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Stone Mountain Park's latest attraction opens

The Geyser Towers open to the public in time for the warmer weather. (VIDEO INSIDE)

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What $1.46B spent on Mega Millions could buy

Americans are expected to spend $1.46 billion on Mega Millions lottery tickets. So how far does $1.46 billion go?

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Sugar Hill man accused of killing neighbor's dog

Cops: Suspect shot lab "because it was eating my chickens"

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Caring Bunny to visit two local malls

He will be at the Mall of Georgia and Gwinnett Place Mall on April 1.

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Note: 'I killed Eva. I must be crazy.'

Detective testifies that 70-year-old man bashed his wife to death with a little statue.

Feds: Duluth lawyer stole from clients in Ponzi scheme

Lawyer charged with wire fraud, money laundering, bank fraud and making false statements

Gala raises $70K for Hi-Hope Center

Officials call return of Hi-Hope gala a success.

NOW WE'RE COOKING: Sunny morning muffins

I should say, "Now we're baking," which is something I never do, but I thought I'd try it out again.

By Venue — March 30

Who's playing at venues around the county

Mega Millions jackpot increases to $640 million

Lottery officials say they are increasing the MegaMillions lottery jackpot to $640 million, raising what was already a world-record prize.

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Worlds busiest airport getting busier with new terminal

The new $1.4 billion international terminal at the world's busiest airport will be a sleek launching pad for millions of passengers that's designed to help Atlanta grab a growing share of the lucrative market for global travelers.

New signs to warn trucks so they don't get stuck

STATHAM (AP) -- Georgia transportation officials say they plan to erect 15 signs in the Statham area directing some trucks away from a railroad intersection where trucks have repeatedly become stuck on the steep grade.. State Department of Transportation spokeswoman Teri Pope says the new signs should be installed by

Experts predict hordes of ticks across Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Experts say a warm winter and early spring will mean an abundance of ticks this summer in Georgia.. Nancy Hinkle, a veterinary entomologist at the University of Georgia's Department of Entomology, says this is the earliest in the season that ticks have been seen.. She says

Police: Dacula man’s body found days after motorcycle crash

Motorcyclist hit guard rail in Auburn, police said

Ga. lawmakers pass bill to grade public schools

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia lawmakers have passed legislation that would give grades to schools based on how their students perform.. Senate Bill 410 now goes to the governor's desk.. The legislation is modeled after a similar system in Florida created by former Gov. Jeb Bush. Senate President Pro Tem Tommie

Bill restricting abortions after 20 weeks passes

ATLANTA (AP) -- Some abortions in Georgia would be banned five months after conception under a measure passed by Georgia lawmakers.. Last-minute negotiations Thursday resolved an impasse between House and Senate lawmakers over the measure.. Bill sponsor Republican Rep. Doug McKillip said the compromise was necessary "to move the

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Lawmakers scramble, protest controversial issues on final day

State lawmakers scrambled Thursday to pass reams of legislation on the final day of their legislative session, including striking a last-minute agreement on legislation that would restrict abortions five months after women get pregnant.

Lawmakers OK deal to pay off unemployment debt

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Legislature has approved compromise legislation that would reduce the number of weeks people could collect unemployment.. The state must pay back more than $760 million borrowed in recent years to cover unemployment benefits. At issue was how to pay that debt and replenish the state's

Ga. Senate approves compromise on metal theft

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Senate has approved a compromise bill targeting scrap metal theft that places more requirements on recyclers and addresses what supporters of the legislation say is a growing problem in the state.. The compromise was approved by a vote of 50-0 Thursday in the waning hours

Bill: Ga. welfare applicants must take drug tests

ATLANTA (AP) -- Some people applying for welfare in Georgia would have to take drug tests before they could get their benefits under legislation heading to Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.. House lawmakers voted 110-56 on Thursday to approve the bill on the final day of the legislative session.. Under the

Assisted suicide would be banned under Ga. law

ATLANTA (AP) -- Assisting in another person's suicide would be become a felony crime in Georgia punishable by up to a decade in prison under legislation that received final approval on the last day of the General Assembly.. The bill heads to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature. The legislation

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Barbara King

Barbara King, 72, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a valiant battle to overcome radiation induced congestive heart failure from stage 4 breast ...

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Mary Sims

Mrs. Mary Lucille Sims, age 96, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie V. Sims; son, Willie V ...

Olive Nicholson

Olive Deon Nicholson, age 93 of Duluth, died March 29, 2012. Arrangements pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Sarah Owens

Sarah Owens (Hamilton), 84, of Doraville, GA, passed away unexpectedly in her home on March 26th, 2012. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel. (770 ...

Kelley Jones

Kelley E. Jones, 80, of Norcross, GA, died, March 29, 2012. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 1st, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home ...

Marjorie Ezzell

Mrs. Marjorie Marie Sutphin Ezzell, age 89, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2012. She is preceded in death by her son J. Kenneth Ezzell, parents Carl ...

Thelma Hataway

Thelma M. Hataway, age 92, of Loganville, GA passed away March 29, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544.