News for Saturday, May 19, 2012


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Viewing events planned, eyewear urged for 'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The western United States and eastern Asia will be treated this weekend to a rare solar spectacle when the moon slides across the sun, creating a "ring of fire.". But scientists caution would-be viewers to be very careful because the sun's damaging rays will remain

Gingrich turns aim to Obama, calls for party unity

COLUMBUS -- Newt Gingrich took the stage at the Georgia Republican Party state convention on Saturday wearing a Mitt Romney sticker, focusing his attacks on President Barack Obama and attempting to energize the crowd around his former Republican rival.. The former U.S. House speaker's endorsement of Romney was met with

SpaceX rocket launch aborted in last half-second

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A new private supply ship for the International Space Station remained stuck on the ground Saturday after rocket engine trouble led to a last-second abort of the historic flight.. All nine engines for the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket roared to life Saturday morning. But with

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Young illegal immigrants coming out of the shadows

It began several years ago, tentatively, almost furtively, with a few small rallies and a few provocative T-shirts. In the past two years it has grown into a full-fledged movement, emboldening thousands of young people, terrifying their parents, and unsettling authorities unsure of how to respond.. From California

Rochester holds on for a 6-4 win over Gwinnett

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Rochester Red Wings banged out a season-high 14 hits and picked up a 6-4 win over the Gwinnett Braves in game one of the four-game series Saturday night at Frontier Field in Rochester, NY. The loss, the G-Braves' fourth in a row, combined

Gwinnett to host soccer all-star games Sunday

Region 8 vs. Region 7 showdown planned for 5 and 7 p.m. at Dacula

Antoniuk's goals lead Rowdies past Silverbacks

ATLANTA -- Just call Daniel Antoniuk a gorilla killer.. The former Silverback scored his second and third goals against his former team this year, Mike Ambersley added an important late goal for the Rowdies, and Tampa Bay got past Atlanta 3-2 on Saturday.. "Every time I'm here I seem to

Douglas scores 21 points, Fever beat Dream 92-84

INDIANAPOLIS -- Katie Douglas scored 21 points, Tamika Catchings added 16 and the Indiana Fever beat the Atlanta Dream 92-84 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.. Jessica Davenport had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Shavonte Zellous and Briann January each scored 11 points for the

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Prime Time brings TRUTH to Atlanta

SNELLVILLE -- For years, Deion Sanders was the best cornerback in the NFL.. His swagger and need to be the best translated into a Hall of Fame career spent with the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens.. Now, in retirement, Sanders has a new

State baseball semifinals, team-by-team previews

Capsules for remaining Gwinnett teams in the state baseball semifinals

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Gwinnett teams gearing up for state baseball semis

Advance on high school baseball semifinals

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Early goal lifts Spartans to elusive state title with 1-0 win

After falling late on penalty kicks to Blessed Trinity three times over the last two seasons, Greater Atlanta Christian figured deciding Saturday night's Class AA girls soccer state championship game between the two teams much earlier.

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KATHLEEN PARKER: Faux-raging for a story

WASHINGTON -- What a difference four years make.. When Barack Obama was running for president, he successfully managed to distance himself from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, leaving his Chicago church during the campaign and shrugging off suggestions that the preacher's fiery rhetoric had any effect on him over the 20

CEPEDA: Shut out by mainstream media

CHICAGO -- As recently as five years ago, I was gnashing my teeth because the television networks catering to Hispanics in the U.S. were offering only Spanish-language programs, further isolating a population that many Americans thought didn't care about fitting in enough to bother learning the language.. Today I

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O'REILLY: Hating the rich

Today, many Democrats believe the wealthy are bad to the bone.

Spurs beat Clippers 96-86 to take 3-0 series lead

LOS ANGELES -- Tim Duncan scored 19 points, helping engineer a 24-0 run in the third quarter after the Spurs trailed by 24 points, and San Antonio defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 96-86 on Saturday to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their second-round playoff series.. Tony Parker added

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I'll Have Another wins Preakness

I'll Have Another overtook Bodemeister, blazing down the stretch to win the Preakness in the final strides Saturday and keep alive his hopes of winning the Triple Crown

Berkmar's Halim gets ACC academic honor

Senior is an architecture major, track All-American

Dacula's Hadley named softball All-American

Valdosta State pitcher earns highest Division II honor

Murray earns all-region selection

Dacula grad named to All-Midwest Conference softball team

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Wade, Heat move on after Game 3 spat

INDIANAPOLIS -- Refreshed in body and spirit, the Miami Heat returned to practice reunited and refocused.. There was no looking back. No heartfelt apologies given. No need for a detailed autopsy of Dwyane Wade's ugly sideline exchange with coach Eric Spoelstra in Game 3.. What's done is done. All that's

Nearly 10,000 graduating this week

In the coming week, nearly 10,000 local high school seniors will walk across the stage in Gwinnett's 21 high schools, turning their tassels and beginning a new chapter in their lives.

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Daily Post wins AP awards

Digitial production editor Jason Braverman placed first in the annual Georgia Associated Press Association contest in the sports action photo category. The annual awards luncheon was held Saturday in Macon.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Marin to seek re-election, fundraisers set

Rep. Marin announces re-election bid; Reps. Brockway, Clark and Harrell plan fundraiser, as does Judge Brown.

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Trial expected in burglary turned homicide

First of two murder suspects in October burglary and shooting is slated for trial next week.

Task force: Shelter too quick to euthanize

Task force: Shelter should remain under police purview, but shelter manager should be someone with animal experience

Gwinnett County road closures, May 20 through 26

Gwinnett County road closures, May 20 through 26

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Inaugural Armed Forces Day event a salute to past, present and future troops

First Armed Forces Day program on Lawrenceville square is a tribute to servicemembers past, present and future.

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Cobb, Joyce lead Rays over Atlanta 5-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Alex Cobb won his first start of the season, Matt Joyce hit a grand slam and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Saturday.. Cobb (1-0) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings. He retired his last 10 batters.. Cobb was

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Lundqvist, Rangers blank Devils 3-0 for series lead

NEWARK, N.J. -- Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 36 shots, and Dan Girardi, Chris Kreider and Ryan Callahan scored third-period goals to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday.. The Rangers scored two

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Dufner carries lead into final round of Nelson

IRVING, Texas -- Nine players had or shared the lead during the third round of the Byron Nelson Championship.. Yet when play ended Saturday, Jason Dufner was the one alone at the top of the leaderboard for the second day in a row.. Unfazed by more breezy conditions, Dufner shot

Noll stays in lead at Mid-Amateur Championship

David Noll leads at the Mid-Amateur Championship.

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Recent trends may threaten coaching diversity in college basketball

College basketball has long been dominated by blacks on the court. The same can't be said for the sidelines.. And the numbers of minority coaches aren't getting much better -- they're stagnant or even declining at the Division I level.. George Mason coach Paul Hewitt -- who also coached at

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Hobbs leaves North to take head job at Shiloh

Troy Hobbs is leaving North's football program to be the head coach at Shiloh.

With irrigation well, Suwanee hopes to make Town Center drought-proof

The City of Suwanee is looking at locations and costs to install an irrigation well for Town Center Park in case of a drought.

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Bulldogs' star guard earns USA Basketball tryout invite

North's Lexie Brown headed for national team tryout

Suwanee Day graphic design deadline May 31

The deadline for the Suwanee Day graphic contest is May 31.

Briefs: Public budget review May 23

The City of Suwanee budget will be available for public review on May 23.

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Daily Post patriotic concert to feature parachuters, varied playlist

The Gwinnett Daily Post will sponsor a concert to kickoff Memorial Day weekend. The Gwinnett Community Band will play patriotic songs, and the Silver Wings parachute team will be on hand.

First quarter sees 'noticeable increase' in building permits

Despite continued low overall figures from metro Atlanta housing indicators for the first quarter, building permits issued in Suwanee's subdivisions are the highest they've been since 2007.

Weekly Suwanee police incidents

Police incidents in Suwanee this week.

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Co-workers turned business partners enjoy 'sisterly' relationship

Owners Jamie Corbin and Audrey Wood opened Hairlluncinations in 2007, and have mixed their contrasting personalities to build the business.

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North's Jackson ends career with state title

North Gwinnett's Malcolm Jackson won the state championship in the triple jump.

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Local residents react to TSPLOST vote

Local residents offer their opinions on the July TSPLOST vote.

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Miss Suwanee raises $21,00 for Relay

Miss Suwanee, affiliated with North Gwinnett High School, Relay for Life raised $21,000 for American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

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North valedictorian and salutatorian inspired by parents

Ho Lim Lee and Matheus Mauricio are North Gwinnett High's valedictorian and salutatorian, from South Korea and Brazil, have been at or near the top of their class for four years.

Crash involving 6 buses in Newton Co. leaves injuries

A chain collision that damaged six school buses and a car on Saturday trapped one driver east of Atlanta and forced medical officials to examine more than 50 other people for injuries, authorities said.

Financial cuts looming for Ga. Perimeter College

The new leader of Georgia Perimeter College says he wants to have a rough plan to close a massive financial deficit by next week.

Alexandru Oros

Mr. Alexandru Oros, age 77, of Hoschton, GA passed away on May 17, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

James Kallenbach

Mr. James Doyt Kallenbach, age 79, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park ...

Nam Kx Num Tuam Vaaj

Nam Kx Num Tuam Vaaj, age 54, of Winder, GA, passed away April 30, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

Virginia Mccormick

Virginia Esther McCormick, 88, passed away in Duluth on May 12, 2012 after a brief illness. Born in Altoona, Pennsylvania on August 30, 1923, Mrs. McCormick, known as Esther, was ...

George Bennett

Mr. George Fletcher Bennett, age 89, of Buford, GA passed away on May 16, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Scott Pierce

Mr. Scott Pierce, age 57, of Cleveland passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30504 is in ...

Sharon Gilchrist

Sharon E. Gilchrist, age 63, of Tucker, GA, passed away on May 17, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Clara Garrison

Clara Belle Garrison, age 97, of Monroe, GA passed away May 17, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594.

Mary Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary June Jackson, age 71, of Colbert, Ga., who passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2012. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson ...

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