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GGC shooting possibly a suicide attempt By Tyler Estep

AS FIRST REPORTED Schneider said. Schneider said it had not yet on


the roof of the campus parking LAWRENCEVILLE — Of- deck” at about 2 p.m. Thursday. ficials would not confirm as Authorities believe the male vicmuch, but several signs pointed tim, whose identity had not been to Thursday’s on-campus shoot- released, sustained a gunshot ing at Georgia Gwinnett College wound on top of the parking as a suicide attempt. deck just off Collins Hill Road. According to GGC officials, “It was an employee that saw campus police “responded to him on the ground and called for a 911 request for assistance on help,” GGC Police Chief Terry

Members of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation were on scene Thursday of an “incident” on the top level of a parking deck on the campus of Georgia Gwinnett College. (Staff Photo: Tyler Estep)

been confirmed if the victim was a student. “The individual was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center and the condition is unknown at this time,” GGC spokeswoman Sally Ramey said. “Campus security determined this was an isolated

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Primaries set for State House seats By Tyler Estep

Christopher Hector of West Jackson Middle School throws a pitch hoping for a fast speed at the pitching booth. (Staff Intern: Katie Morris)

Education on deck

Longtime incumbent Brooks Coleman will face off with two challengers for his District 97 seat, highlighting three contested primaries in the Georgia House of Representatives. Jef Fincher, a 60-year-old executive member of the Gwinnett Republican Party board, and Dahlys Hamilton, a 59-year-old business MORE ONLINE owner, are For candidate bios, sample ballots and other election sto- hoping to steal the ries, go to Election Central at seat from elections. Coleman. Ask Coleman, who’s been in office since 1993, and they’ve got a tough road to hoe. “Experience counts,” the 74-year-old said. “I have positive relationships with city, county, state and federal decisionmakers and am able to continue to be an effective advocate for Suwanee, Sugar Hill, Duluth and Buford.” The key issue, though, may not be

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Volunteers get Local students enjoy field trip to G-Braves’ game ready for Relay By Deanna Allen

By Katie Morris

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LAWRENCEVILLE — Elaine Pechnik hammered together two PVC pipes as her husband Ed held steady another end attached to a wooden block Thursday at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. The BuTODAY’S SCHEDULE ford couple was putting • 6:30 p.m. — Opening together ceremonies a frame • 7 p.m. — Survivor for their activities Relay For • 10:30 p.m. — LumiLife booth. naria ceremony Elaine, 63, • 6:30 a.m. — Closing is a breast ceremony cancer survivor and the 2014 event will be her first time as a participant. She is the author of the book “Cancer Free.” “I really am grateful for the opportunity to do it,” Elaine said of hosting a booth at this year’s event. The fairgrounds were fairly empty as the

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett Braves fan Diane Melin was surprised to see the rows of school buses in front of Coolray Field when she arrived for the game Thursday morning. She soon found out that it was the fourth annual Belk Education Day at Coolray Field and that the stadium had turned into a kid zone. Melin was attending the game with a ladies only group from Annandale Village, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing progressive life assistance to adults with developmental disabilities and brain damage. The ladies in her group call themselves the “Pink Cougars,” and showed their team spirit by wearing pink T-shirts complete with nicknames on the back. “We come once a week during the summer,” said April Campbell, an employee of Annandale Village, “but we had no idea there would be all these kids until we pulled up.” Belk Education Day is a community-based partnership between Belk and the Gwinnett Braves offering three weekday games during the season as field trip opportunities for local schools. In addition to the game, the event included educational games, booths, a math and science

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Above, Chopper greets the crowd of students attending the Gwinnett Braves game for Belk Education Day on Thursday morning. Left, the Collins Hill Christian Academy choir performs “God Bless America” in front of home plate during the bottom of the 7th inning. (Staff Intern: Katie Morris)

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Buford resident Elaine Pechnik, left, and her husband Ed begin setting up their booth for Gwinnett Relay for Life at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds on Thursday. (Staff Photo: Deanna Allen)

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Gates Scholars hear opportunity awaits By Keith Farner

dozen parents, teachers, students, school board members and senior district officials at Gwinnett SUWANEE — The County Public Schools to pipeline of the Gates honor the 15 recipients, a Millenium Scholarship record for Gwinnett, of the recipients at Meadowscholarship. The Gwinnett creek High School goes honorees are among 1,000 through Anthony Rainge’s from across the country. classroom. “This is an opportunity The head swim and to extend yourself farther dive coach and teacher than you thought you has made it his mission could,” CEO/Superintento recommend as many dent J. Alvin Wilbanks students as possible for said. “And somebody will the prestigious scholarship pay the freight for that. from the Bill and Melinda Few opportunities of this Gates Foundation. This nature come your way, year, Rainge wrote eight and I know you will take essays each for 15 stuadvantage of it.” dents. Six of those were Tanya Thomas, a 2011 named finalists, and three recipient of the scholwere awarded a full schol- arship from Mountain arship for undergraduate View High, attends the work, and also qualify for University of Georgia. funding to cover graduate She’s traveled to Australia and doctoral work in the among four conferences areas of computer science, she’s attended thanks to education, engineering, Gates. library science, math“There is something ematics, public health or inside of you, you guys science. are built for success,” she At a ceremony and told this year’s recipients. reception on Thursday, “Gates is there to help you Rainge was among several in every way.” keith.farner

Norcross High and Meadowcreek each led the way this year with three recipients apiece. “(At) Meadowcreek High School we’ve always had a reputation follow us around that isn’t the most positive,” Meadowcreek student Jonathan Peraza said. “A school like Meadowcreek is capable of producing such competent, hard-working students and this shines the light on the potential that’s at Meadowcreek, especially the kids in our demographic.” Peraza, also a swimmer, calls Rainge a father figure. “It’s because of him that this is possible,” Peraza said. “He has been a recommender for Gates Scholars for years. He’s passionate about helping students and other swimmers succeeding in life and college because of his background.” Rainge graduated from Duke University, and said this kind of program wasn’t around when he was a student. Rainge said his mother only went to school through the eighth grade, so helping kids is what he does. “For them,” he said, “whatever they want is

what I do.” The program, established in 1999, is funded by a grant for low-income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose. To earn the scholarship, the seniors participated in a lengthy and competitive application process. Honorees were selected based on a review of their academic record, community involvement and extracurricular activities, and their families’ need for financial assistance. Peraza has been an inspiration for Rainge, and Rainge said their lives have mirrored one another’s in life experiences. When Peraza saw the list of students asking Rainge for recommendations this year, he stepped aside. “Coach, don’t worry about it,” Peraza said. “Don’t recommend me. You’ve got all the other kids. Take care of them.” “What?,” Rainge said. “I don’t love you any less.”

17 Gwinnett students named Georgia Scholars By Keith Farner


Nearly 15 percent of this year’s 116 Georgia Scholars hail from Gwinnett, the Georgia Department of Education announced on Thursday. Seventeen Gwinnett students, the largest group from any school district in the state, were selected for the honor because of their excellence in school and community life. With four students, Parkview High had the most of any school in Gwinnett. The program is coordinated by the DOE’s Office of School Improvement through local coordinators in each public school system and in private schools throughout the state. Each Georgia Scholar receives a seal for his or her diploma. “There is only one thing I can say about our 116 Georgia Scholars, and that is: I am so proud to call each of you a student in the state of Georgia,” State School Superintendent John Barge said in a press release. “I know this honor is, for each of you,

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the result of many years of hard work, perseverance and dedication. Again, all of us at the Department are proud of each one of you, and wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.” According to the DOE, students eligible for Georgia Scholar recognition are high school seniors who exhibit excellence in all phases of school life, in community activities and at home. Georgia Scholars are students who have carried exemplary course loads during the four years of high school; who performed well in all courses; who successfully participated in interscholastic events at their schools and in their communities; and who have assumed active roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools. The Gwinnett Georgia Scholars are: Elayne Bauer, Collins Hill High; Melanie Estes, Collins Hill High; David Bui, Central Gwinnett High; Florey Fung, Collins Hill High; Braden Glover, Central Gwinnett High; Nuala Hutton, Norcross High; Gabbie Johnson, Grayson High; Chandler Ray, Grayson High; Timothy Le, Mill Creek High; Natalie Leonard, Dacula High; Tatiana Rubio, Dacula High; Snehan Sharma, Grayson High; Duane Stanford, III, Parkview High; Olivia Stehr, Parkview High; Alex Sullivan, Parkview High; Abigail Walker, Mill Creek High; Daisy Zhang, Parkview High.

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North Gwinnett’s Stewart named Media Specialist of the Year By Keith Farner

This is another item in a growing list of accomplishments for Stewart. He was named North Gwinnett Already well-known High Teacher of the Year around the hallways at in 2003 and 2011, School North Gwinnett High, Jim Council Member and memStewart can add another bership on the Gwinnett highlight to his seven years County Media Leadership serving as media specialist Team. for the Bulldogs. As the Library Media Stewart is this year’s Specialist of the Year for Gwinnett County School Gwinnett County Public Library Media Specialist of Schools, Stewart will comthe Year, an award that high- pete for the Metro District lights individual excellence Media Specialist of the Year in the library media field title. through service to students, Stewart was selected by teachers, and community at the school district’s library the K-12 levels. media committee based on keith.farner

his promotion of reading and literature, leadership role, and involvement of parents and community members as partners. Among some of the projects Stewart has worked on that he’s proud of are helping an economics class replace a traditional notebook presentation with a student-built web site that students submitted as part of a project. Stewart also showed teachers how to use an online database to collect web addresses for the finished projects, which saved teachers time and taught students

how to apply technology while they learned important economic principles. “Jim has built a strong reputation that represents service and student academic success,” Nathan Ballantine, principal of North Gwinnett High, said in a press release. Stewart earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree from North Georgia College and State University. He completed his media specialist certification at UGA, and joined North Gwinnett High 18 years ago.

Jim Stewart, the media specialist at North Gwinnett High, middle, stands with, Nathan Ballantine, left, principal of North Gwinnett, and Mary Barbee, director of media services and technological training. Stewart was recently honored as the Gwinnett County School Library Media Specialist of the Year. (Special Photo)

BOE holds first public hearing on $1.86 billion 2015 budget By Keith Farner


SUWANEE — In echoing earlier statements about the 2015 budget, J. Alvin Wilbanks said Thursday

there are positive signs, but the Gwinnett school district is still “very cautious.” The first public meeting about the budget took place on Thursday evening at the Gwinnett County Public Schools district office in

front of one person other than senior staff. The second public hearing and final budget adoption is scheduled for 6 p.m. on May 15, when there is also scheduled for a tentative adoption of the millage rate. In June, the dis-

trict will submit the adopted budget to the Carl Vinson Institute and have the final adoption of the millage rate. Wilbanks, the CEO/Superintendent of GCPS, said we are in an era where it’s important to look beyond the current year to three years and five years into the future. “There are good things on the horizon and we will see some good signs in this current budget, and also some positive signs for this next year,” Wilbanks said. “There are some reasons for optimism that we haven’t had in a few years. We’re still very cautious.” Board member Louise Radloff noted that Title I school funding, about $37 million, would be less, and Wilbanks said that was because of the federal sequestration reduction, and those numbers can drop as the district adds more students and schools. Craig Lownes, a local resident who attends most School Board meetings, asked Board members if the reserve fund, projected to be $103.9 million, would change after he saw that Cobb County Schools is reportedly using some of its reserve money, while

DeKalb County Schools is reportedly adding to its fund. Wilbanks said there’s no desire to lessen the reserve. Lownes also asked if the five percent of funds from the county would rise after property values, at least in his neighborhood, are up about 30 percent. Pending appeals, Wilbanks said the district has postponed maintenance such as carpet replacements, painting and HVAC upgrades, and that would be handled on a priority schedule, if possible. Those property tax values are projected to grow for the first time in six years and mean $20.6 million in fiscal year 2015. The $1.86 billion budget, which was tentatively adopted by the Board last month, includes $30.2 million in additional state money, which comes from the reduced austerity cuts that will be $76.8 million, down from $107 million last year. That brings the cuts to more than $815 million since 2003. For the first time since the 2008-09 school year, employees will receive a cost-of-living raise of two percent, and teachers will receive the first step increase, a calculation based on experi-

ence, since 2009-10. Ninety eight percent of teachers will receive a step increase and a cost-of-living raise, and the average salary increase will be 3.8 percent. Bus drivers will receive a $1.25 per hour increase, while school nutrition workers will receive a 51 cents per hour raise as the district aims to close the cap with other school districts around metro Atlanta. Out of nine metro Atlanta area districts, GCPS this school year ranks lowest in the hourly rate for bus drivers, at $12.64. The district also plans to hire 15 new bus drivers as it will have 15 new routes to handle the 3,233 more students and new school. Of the projected 850 teachers the district plans to hire this year, 174 of those will be new. Cost-saving measures put in place over the last five years remain, including keeping vacant district-level positions frozen. In the fiscal year 2013 budget, 54 central office positions were eliminated, and they haven’t been restored. The estimated millage rates are expected to remain the same as they were approved last year, at 21.85 mills.

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What to do about statin muscle pain DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a healthy, trim and physically very active 65-year-old with excellent EKG results and no family history of either stroke or heart problems. I was put on Lipitor about two years ago for high cholesterol. I have been monitoring my cholesterol every six months, and levels of total cholesterol have gone down very little: 240 to 220. Two weeks ago I began experiencing severe muscular pain, mostly in my thighs and calves. I stopped taking the pills, and called my doctor. He immediately called me in to draw blood to check for an antigen. When I called for results I was told my blood was “normal” and to resume taking Lipitor. I am afraid to do that because the muscular pains are still severe even a week after stopping the medication. Is there a particular kind of specialist I might consult? Is there anything else I can do to determine what might be causing my muscle pains, whether Lipitor or something else? — B.S.B. ANSWER: Your risk for heart disease doesn’t seem high, given your modest cholesterol levels and good family history. Perhaps you have a low HDL, or a history of smoking? In any event, your doctor was being pretty aggressive in trying to prevent a first heart attack, which I can understand. Muscle aches on statin drugs like Lipitor are common. Sometimes, but not always, they can cause muscle inflammation as well, with evidence of muscle breakdown in the blood. It’s important to emphasize that not all cases of muscle aches due to statins have abnormal blood results. If the muscle aches stop while off the statin, it is likely that the statin caused them. In that case, it would be worth a try of the medicine again. If they came back on, I would not recommend taking it further. Other statins might not cause the muscle aches — pravastatin and fluvastatin are least likely to have these side effects, and I would recommend those if a person really needed to be on a statin. Co-Q10 helps some people.








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Unattractive friend finds love elusive DEAR AMY: My husband’s best friend from work, “Billy,” is an amazing man. He speaks several languages, has traveled the world and does a million other things. We love him to death, but he can’t get a date. The problem is, he’s just physically unattractive. I’ve introduced him to every single woman I know. They like his personality and all agree that he’s a wonderful guy, but none of them can get past his looks. (If I had run into him when I was single, I would never have given him the time of day, either.) I know he’s tried every avenue he can think of —

My husband and I have both run out of ideas for this poor man. I know he’s terribly lonely, and it eats at him to be constantly rejected. I think that it doesn’t help that he wants to have children. He would make a wonderful father! He’s 44. Is there any hope for him? Amy Dickinson — Sympathetic DEAR SYMPAonline dating, social groups, THETIC: “Billy” might singles clubs, church groups be looking for love in all — you name it. the wrong places. Yes, he Online is worst. He’s had has looked everywhere he, hundreds of women abruptly you (or I) can imagine, but cut off communication as has he volunteered to be an soon as they see a picture. after-school tutor (or coach) If he posts a picture at the at the local Boys and Girls outset, no one will respond Club? Has he looked into at all. being a foster father or a Big

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Brother? Would he like to try to adopt a child? What I’m getting at is if this wonderful guy would be a great dad, maybe he should cut out the middleman (or woman) and turn his search toward sharing his life with a child who will value attention, love and companionship as much as he does. Being a single man is no longer the impediment to fatherhood that it once was. As his biggest and most generous fan, maybe you should engage him in a conversation that could ultimately change his life. Start like this: “Billy, have you ever considered becoming a dad? If you’re interested, we’d love to help.”

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world&nation WORLD Ukraine rebels ignore Putin call to delay vote DONETSK, Ukraine/ MOSCOW — Pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine ignored a public call by Russian President Vladimir Putin to postpone a referendum on self-rule, declaring they would go ahead on Sunday with a vote that could lead to war. The decision, which contradicted the conciliatory tone set by Putin just a day earlier, caused consternation in the West, which fears the referendum will tear Ukraine apart. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns said Russia was heading down a “dangerous and irresponsible path” and the situation in Ukraine was “extremely combustible.” Denis Pushilin, a leader of the self-declared separatist Donetsk People’s Republic, expressed gratitude to Putin but said the “People’s Council” had voted unanimously on Thursday to hold the plebiscite as planned.

Nigeria pledges to free girls By Matthew Mpoke Bigg and Lanre Ola Reuters

PEOPLE Man seeks new lover on TV show after killing others

ISTANBUL — A man who appeared on a Turkish television dating show in search of a new partner shocked the audience by revealing he had murdered his former wife and a former lover. Sefer Calinak, 62, told Flash TV’s “Luck of the Draw” he had served prison sentences for each of the murders and had been released under an amnesty programme. “I’m an honest person looking for a new wife,” he told the show, saying he killed his first wife because Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan speaks during a Nigeria-Kenya bilateral busi- he was “irritated” by her ness meeting in Abuja on Monday. (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde) behaviour and murdered a subsequent partner because overshadowed Nigeria’s Wednesday, saying it was Gamburu again underscored he thought she was after his hosting of the forum, an anboosting intelligence ties how far Nigerian security money. nual gathering of the rich and with Nigeria and sending forces are from protecting Calinak was asked to powerful that replicates the security service agents there civilians in an increasingly leave the show by the host, one in Davos, Switzerland. to tackle Boko Haram, the violent region. prompting applause from the Parents of the kidnapped militant group which claimed On Tuesday, residents of studio audience, in an epigirls said troops had arrived the kidnapping. another village in the remote sode which made headlines in Chibok on a mission to In the latest big Islamist northeastern area where the in Turkish newspapers. find the girls. attack in Nigeria, 125 people schoolgirls were kidnapped “There are about three were killed on Monday when said another eight girls were Lawmakers military helicopters hovering gunmen rampaged through a seized by suspected memvoice issues over around our town and many town in the northeast near the bers of Boko Haram. soldiers have just arrived,” Cameroon border. Boko Haram leader Comcast deal China blames said Maina Chibok, who has A senator from Borno Abubakar Shekau has Vietnam for sea WASHINGTON — Lawa 16-year-old daughter with state, Ahmed Zannah, put threatened to sell the girls the rebels. the number killed at 300, al- abducted on April 14 from a makers expressed concern collisions, but “They are moving and though local politicians have secondary school in Chibok about combining the top calls for talks two U.S. cable operators at a advancing toward the bush. sometimes been accused of “on the market”, prompting BEIJING/HANOI — congressional hearing ThursWe hope and they succeed in exaggerating casualty figures a warning from the United China accused Vietnam on rescuing our daughters.” for political reasons. Nations that this would make day to discuss Comcast’s Thursday of intentionally France became the latEither way, the scale and the perpetrators liable for war plan to merge with Time colliding with its ships in Warner Cable Inc. est nation to offer help on ferocity of the massacre in crimes. the South China Sea, but While none of the called for talks to end a lawmakers asked federal bitter row sparked by Beiregulators to block the transjing’s parking of a giant oil counts of sex-related crimes action, both Republicans and rig in contested waters. Democrats cautioned there for attacks on 11 girls, one A senior foreign minwere potential negatives in as young as 12 years old, Health secretary istry official in Beijing the $45 billion deal. authorities said on Thursnominee pledges demanded that Vietnam Representative Blake day. to be bipartisan withdraw its ships after Farenthold, a Texas RepubTyler Kost, 18, was its southern neighbour aslican, worried about whether WASHINGTON — charged with 27 counts of serted that Chinese vessels Sylvia Mathews Burwell sexual assault, sexual abuse, smaller programmers would used water cannon and pledged on Thursday to sexual conduct with a minor be able to sell video to cable rammed eight of its vessels take a fresh bipartisan apoperators. and child molestation for at the weekend near the “I don’t want to sound proach to Congress on the crimes against the alleged rig. Hanoi said two vessels law known as Obamacare, hostile to this merger,” he victims, ranging in age were badly damaged and said, but constituents and one of the most divisive from 12 to 17, according six people were wounded interest groups have raised issues in American politics, to a grand jury indictment Sylvia Burwell testifies before a Senate Health, Educa- handed up on Wednesday. in the worst setback to ties if confirmed by the Sensuch concerns. tion, Labor and Pensions Committee confirmation hearbetween the two Commuate as the new U.S. health The indictment states that ing on her nomination to be secretary of the Health and nist nations in years. secretary. Human Services Department, on Capitol Hill in Washing- the attacks began in October TV taps film China said the drilling At a Senate hearing 2009 and continued through ton on Thursday. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst) format with operations were being charged at times by conlast month at various spots carried out in its territory gressional election rhetoric the first legislative effort at foods made with genetiin San Tan Valley, a grow‘Rosemary’s and it had acted with the about President Barack surveillance reform since cally modified organisms ing bedroom community Baby’ remake “utmost restraint” in using Obama’s healthcare law, former contractor Edward as Governor Peter Shumlin about 50 miles southeast of water cannons in response Burwell said she would LOS ANGELES — After Snowden revealed the prosigned a law that is widely Phoenix. to rammings it blamed on 45 years, “Rosemary’s Baby” build on her record as the gram a year ago. expected to be challenged Vietnam. is back, with a new lead current White House budget The House of Represen- in court by some food and Police eye Calif. actress, location and platform director by working closely tatives Intelligence comagriculture companies. mountains in — a television network that with lawmakers to find somittee voted unanimously The law, set to take effect Venezuela nabs wants viewers to watch TV lutions on shared priorities by voice vote for the “USA July 1, 2016, would for hunt for fugitive hundreds, when it happens. that transcend parties. Freedom Act,” which would the first time align at least SACRAMENTO, Calif. The classic horror remake, “I’m here to serve the end the National Secua small part of the United sparking protest — Homicide detectives billed by Comcast Corp.’s American people. I am part rity Agency’s practice of States with more than 60 CARACAS — Venezu- of the president’s adminis- gathering information on NBC as a two-part “miniseother countries that require searching for a California elan security forces on fire chief suspected of faries event” starting Sunday, tration. I’m honored to be calls made by millions of labeling of genetically Thursday rounded up hun- appointed. First and foretally stabbing his girlfriend marks the latest TV show to Americans and storing them engineered foods. And it dreds of youth activists and most, I serve the American for at least five years. sets the stage for more than turned their attention to the lure film talent and pick up dismantled camps set up state’s massive mountain the slack as Hollywood gravipeople,” she told the Senate It would instead leave two dozen other states that as part of protests against ranges on Thursday, saying tates to big-budget blockbustHealth, Education, Labor the records with telephone are currently considering President Nicolas Maduro, and Pensions (HELP) Com- companies. mandatory labeling of such he may be hiding out along ers or microbudget films. leading angry residents to trails and backroads. Previously adapted by mittee. The panel’s vote cleared GMO foods. stage demonstrations in The Sacramento County Roman Polanski in a 1968 “I am hopeful that we the way for the measure to “Vermonters will have backlash against the move. will have the opportunity to be considered by the full Sheriff’s Department said film starring Mia Farrow, the right to know what’s in Pre-dawn raids by NaOrville “Moe” Fleming, a “Rosemary’s Baby” taps film continue to work together House of Representatives, a their food,” Shumlin told tional Guard troops broke 55-year-old battalion chief actress Zoe Saldana for the closely in the months ahead day after the House Judicheering supporters in a up four tent camps mainwith the California Depart- modern Rosemary Woodto deliver impact for the ciary Committee also voted speech on the state House tained by student activists house in her first leading TV American people.” unanimously to advance steps. “We are pro-informa- ment of Forestry and Fire as part of a three-month Protection, has deep knowl- role. a similar, but somewhat tion. Vermont gets it right wave of protests that have Bill ending NSA edge of the Sierra and Santa After suffering a miscarmore restrictive, measure with this bill.” steadily waned over recent Cruz mountains and the riage, Rosemary and husband addressing the collection of data collection weeks even as sporadic picturesque Yosemite Valley. Guy move to Paris for a fresh telephone metadata. Arizona student clashes continue. Fleming, who has fire start and befriend a mysterimoves forward charged in sex Police fired tear gas on department keys giving him ous wealthy couple who Vermont first state protesters near the upscale become their benefactors. As WASHINGTON — A attacks on 11 girls access to gated trails and Plaza Altamira who had set bill to end the government’s to mandate roads, disappeared a week Rosemary becomes pregnant up barricades along a main bulk collection of telephone GMO labeling ago after his 26-year-old again, she suffers frightening PHOENIX — An avenue in eastern Caracas hallucinations and symptoms records got a unanimous Arizona high school student girlfriend, Sarah Douglas, to demand the students be go-ahead on Thursday from was found stabbed to death as she realizes dark forces Vermont on Thursday whom authorities accuse freed. at the home they shared. might be at play. a second U.S. congressiobecame the first U.S. state of being a serial rapist has — From wire reports nal committee, advancing — From wire reports — From wire reports to mandate labeling of been indicted on multiple ABUJA/MAIDUGURI — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan pledged on Thursday to find more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels, as the hostage crisis overshadowed his opening address to a major conference designed to showcase investment opportunities in Africa’s biggest economy. Speaking at the World Economic Forum being hosted in the capital Abuja, Jonathan thanked foreign nations including the United States, Britain, France and China for their support in trying to rescue the girls, who were kidnapped from a secondary school on April 14 by Boko Haram. He thanked delegates for coming despite the danger posed by the militants, then quickly moved on to a speech about creating jobs in African economies. “As a nation we are facing attack from terrorism,” Jonathan told delegates. “I believe that the kidnap of these girls will be the beginning of the end of terrorism in Nigeria.” Despite such pledges, Jonathan admitted on national television this week that he had no idea where the girls were. The kidnappings and numerous other attacks by Boko Haram have totally


How do you survive a high-fat diet? Ask a polar bear By Will Dunham

Arctic conditions they call home. Multiple genes related to cardiovascular function and fatty acid WASHINGTON — How do Scientists unveiled a thorough metabolism have changed radically they do it? How do polar bears have genetic analysis of the polar bear through mutations to permit a highsuch an incredibly high fat diet and on Thursday and compared it to fat menu without high risk of heart get so fat — munching as they do its closest cousin, the brown bear. disease, the researchers said. on blubbery seals — without clog- They found that since diverging “For polar bears, being very fat is ging their arteries and becoming from brown bears less than 500,000 no problem,” said Eline Lorenzen, a a big furry heart attack waiting to years ago to become a new species, molecular ecologist at the Univerhappen? polar bears have undergone remark- sity of California, Berkeley. The answer: “bear necessities,” able genetic changes to permit the In the Arctic regions where they genetically speaking. high-fat diet they need in the frigid live, energy is in high demand and Reuters


polar bears have lots of fatty tissue to do the job. Up to half their body weight can be fat and their source of fresh water is metabolic water — water that is a by-product of the breakdown of fat in the body, Lorenzen said. “They essentially live in a polar desert,” Lorenzen added. The researchers deciphered the genome — the genetic blueprint — of the polar bear based on blood and tissue samples from 79 polar

bears from Greenland. They also used samples from 10 brown bears to study the genome of that species. Rasmus Nielsen, an evolutionary geneticist at the University of California, Berkeley, said genetic data showed polar bears diverged as a species from brown bears much more recently than previously thought — perhaps 400,000 years ago. Some previous estimates had placed the origin of polar bears as long as 5 million years ago.


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Obama is shifting the ground WASHINGTON — Is it safe to say that Barack Obama’s presidency will be remembered as the most consequential since Ronald Reagan’s — a presidency that “changed the trajectory of America” and “put us on a fundamentally different path?” That was the audacious goal Obama set for himself during his 2008 campaign. Now is a useful time to assess his progress because the sixth year of any president’s tenure tends to be seen as a low point. Familiarity breeds impatience and frustration — among commentators, at least, Eugene whose narrow focus on Robinson which party is perceived as “winning” the day or the week misses the bigger picture. In both the domestic and foreign spheres, Obama has had transformational impact. And there is more to come. Reagan’s great achievement at home was to shift the political spectrum to the right. People tend to forget how radical his ideas once seemed. Tax cuts and massive deregulation were somehow going to produce more revenue? Wealth would inevitably trickle down and benefit the middle class and even the poor? It was not a Democrat but a fellow Republican, George H.W. Bush, who mocked the whole concept as “voodoo economics.” That’s what I’d still call Reagan’s program, but he altered the political debate to such an extent that what once were fringe ideas came to be seen as centrist. By the time Obama took office, the combination of Reaganite policies — taken to extremes the Gipper might never have contemplated — and globalization had produced a nation where the rich were becoming obscenely rich and everyone else was struggling to tread water. Obama’s impact has been to bring the words “fairness” and “equality” back into the political lexicon. His biggest legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act, is a landmark because it establishes the principle that health care should be considered a right, not a privilege. Democrats such as Harry Truman — and Republicans such as Richard Nixon — sought for decades to move the nation toward universal care. The fact that Obama succeeded where others failed is, in itself, a huge achievement. Perhaps as important, however, is the fact that while Republicans still claim they want to repeal Obamacare, the debate within the party centers on how best to expand health insurance coverage. Returning to the way things were before the ACA is not an option. Health care is part of a larger suite of issues on which Obama has swung the pendulum back to the left. He made the case, for example, that more regulation of the financial sector was needed. Republicans were forced to give way. The president has been hammering away in speeches about the need for an increase in the minimum wage. Republicans haven’t caved on this yet, but in the end they almost surely will, because of widespread public support for it. Whether or not Democrats lose the Senate, Obama will have a tough time getting significant legislation passed in his final two years. Please don’t tell me he simply needs to be a better politician, like Bill Clinton. Obama ran rings around both Clintons in 2008. A black man with the middle name of Hussein who gets elected president twice should be in the all-time-all-world Politics Hall of Fame. But he can still have transformational impact. Working through the Environmental Protection Agency, Obama can take major steps to limit carbon emissions. I don’t know if he’ll go as far as I believe he should, but whatever he does will be, by definition, a big deal. In foreign policy, Reagan applied pressure to the weak points of the Soviet empire and helped break it apart. Obama has taken on an equally big and important task: redefining the U.S. role in a vastly changed world. Obama is not the first president to endorse multilateralism but he may be the first to mean it. He agreed to use force in Libya only after France and Britain nominally took the lead. He has kept the NATO allies together in cautiously dealing with the Ukraine crisis. He has refused to be drawn into Syria because he is unsure whether intervention would make the situation better or worse. The president realizes that even the most powerful nation on Earth cannot mediate every dispute, take sides in all wars, alleviate all suffering. He acknowledges our limitations and more narrowly defines our national interest. The public approves, even if some foreign policy sages are apoplectic. Obama can be reserved and introspective. Usually, however, I find him energized, confident, determined — and fully aware that he is shifting the ground. Eugene Robinson’s email address is

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Author shares words of wisdom My late friend Kid Terrell — often upon becoming exposed to nonsensical coffee club gossip — would say about the knowledge he had just become privy, “If I could spell, I would write a book.” I’ve known people who have moved to Oxford, Miss., with plans to write a book in the setting where Faulkner became a literary giant. It would be difficult to find a better environment to write than Oxford, but the novels and stuff of literary acclaim reveal that Oxford is like most places — some succeed there and some don’t. It is somewhat akin to the old saw that some people can tell a joke and some can’t. The funniest guy at your favorite watering hole, regardless of his content and colorful style, is not necessarily going to be the next Jerry Clower. Bill Hale, an octogenarian and former educator, has published his first book, “The Village and Beyond.” It is centered around his life growing up in a mill village in Greenville, S.C. His family owed their souls to the company store, a life of existing — barely eking out a living with few extras and little excitement except for the Baptist preacher whose fire-and-brimstone sermons dictated that every member of the church had to be saved or he would reach Judgment

and grandchildren. Anyone who grew up in the era of World War II has something interesting to say if you talk about the compellingly different times. In his case, the simple things of life are illumined with fine storytelling, insightful analysis, and a Loran descriptive style, which was Smith polished by years of teaching, communicating, travel, Day himself, having failed and speech making, the last miserably. Church was cenhaving segued into a second tral to life in those times. So career. was school. Hale’s stories are enterThe importance of the taining and well presented, latter took on a new meaning recalling another time when if you developed a curiosa penny piece of candy was ity. Hale would finger the a fulfilling treat. Movies cost far corners of the Earth on a nickel but brought on the the globe as a schoolboy, agony of worrying about never once convinced that hell fire. His Baptist minister he would someday cross the railed against movie attenborders he perused on the dance with such fervor, there map of the world. It was a were nights when Hale could big deal to get to Spartannot go to sleep, uncomfortburg, 30 miles away — even able that his addiction to the Pelzer, which was 17 miles silver screen was placing west. It was easy for him to him in the lap of the devil. get to the latter. All he had He was taught that it to do was lace up his shoes was dangerous to swallow and hit the road. Austerity the seeds when you ate an was his companion since he orange. It was commonly could remember — no boy believed that swallowing in the mill village, except the such seeds caused appendiboss’s kids, had the luxury of citis. There was no health a bicycle. insurance. Doctor bills could Hale didn’t wake up one bankrupt the family. He grew day and announce he would up with the notion that you write a book. A sentimental just don’t get sick. Whatever type, he began by writing ailed you, an application about his family and his of Vicks Salve would cure growing-up days on Mill you. His mamma and his Hill — for his children daddy courted in the cem-

etery where they are buried today. His best friends were Lard, Stein, R.W., and Wadd, good church-going boys who didn’t try to develop a major league arm by knocking out street lights with expertly tossed rocks. Daydreaming while idling in the front porch swing, he thought of faraway places. Books and oceans. Museums and art. He was attracted to the travels and life experiences of his older ne’er-dowell first cousin who had been to New Orleans. Ponce de Leon Park in Atlanta to see the Crackers! That sounded incredulous. There’s wisdom in Hale’s musings, humor in his recall, but he does take a serious affront to the religion that was crammed down his throat in those 50-minute sermons. “It took me a long time,” he says, “but I finally accepted the Bible as history without historical facts. It is a grand book written to tell the Hebrew idea of God. Their creation story is as good as any of the other mythic creation stories of antiquity, and all of them are products of the creative imagination of the human mind.” Loran Smith is co-host of “The Tailgate Show” and sideline announcer for Georgia football. He is also a freelance writer and columnist.

Teach girls to aspire to be princesses I think about Miley Cyrus often, not because I like her music so much, but because I strongly dislike her public persona, and partly blame her for contributing to the degradation of civility and decency. I understand that she is an entertainer, and maybe she doesn’t behave that way in her “real” life. Maybe it is just the image she is portraying: wild and rebellious. After all, many people are talking about her and her act. In the entertainment industry it is important to be relevant, and to be relevant you need people talking about you. I get that. What is unfortunate is that she and entertainers like her are targeting the young and innocent. Girls with their wide-eyed admiration of fame and fortune are willingly following the entertainers’ lead and “guidance,” subscribing to unsavory behaviors which they wrongly believe would lead them to a fun and troublefree life. What is puzzling is the fact that parents of pre-teens (as young as 9 years old) are allowing their children to go to concerts or watch videos promoting less than wholesome behaviors. Ahhh! Seriously, where is the sense of responsibility? Parents, remember holding your precious little girl in your arms, promising silently that you’d love and

speech mutated into crude language and graceless tone, and the air of sophistication in their walks disappeared. Cinderella has transformed into the sexual and scandalous Britney Spears in a tied-up blouse, exposing her midriff and mini-skirt singVan ing “Hit Me Baby One More Marosek Time.” Since princesses are no longer in style, all that repprotect her? To raise her to resent it — from the decency be all that is respectable, of the way they dress to the honorable, and virtuous? way they speak to the way Was that promise good for they behave are stamped out. only until …? Do you not Any semblance of charm realize that raising children and elegance, the kind that is an 18-plus-year marathon, signifies dignity are rejected not a sprint? Are you handand abandoned. It is now ing them over to the “teach- voguish to be lurid and proers” of the media and the vocative. Princess backpacks entertainment industry? and lunch boxes are no When they were toddlers, longer welcome unless one girls played princesses and wants to be called a baby. had tea parties. They dressed It is not only unbecoming up in elegant gowns, donned but outright dangerous for tiaras and plastic high heels; young girls. They physically spoke in soft polite voices, look older, but nowhere near and held their heads high, ready to handle the mature pretending to be princesses. issues that come with their They even practiced the developing bodies. I loathe princess wave as they the thought of weirdos paraded across the living gawking and thinking room. It was all about being perverted thoughts as they proper: decent, gentle, and watch girls in revealing kind. It was delightful, and outfits from afar in a mall we approved. somewhere or unfortunately, But as they got older, from pictures of girls in flirthe message deviated from tatious poses on social webelegance and proper to vulsites. When I mentor young garity. The beautiful gowns girls, I ask them a rhetorical have been replaced by scant- question: You think only ily clad outfits, the eloquent the cute boys are looking at

you? Be careful. Fortunately, most young ladies come to their senses as they get into their 20s. They return to the romanticism and the princess sentiment when they plan for their wedding day. The white gown represents all that is pure. The jewelries and even gloves they will adorn will be proof that beauty, charm, and the affinity of royalty and sophistication is still in their hearts and minds. It is romantic. In “A Little Princess,” author Francis Hodgson Burnett advocated the sentiment of being a princess: “…I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.” Let’s help our girls continue or return to the endearment of being a princess. Help them resist the temptation of lustful pleasures and smuttiness. It takes hard work to achieve high quality in anything we do, and it is no different than succeeding to be a high quality person. What would be more meaningful and important than teaching our girls to elevate themselves with grace and respectability? Quality takes much effort and time. Aren’t they worth it?

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Georgia’s well water not always as healthy as it tastes By Lee Adcock

Georgia Health News

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wells without worrying about a bill. Such wells are especially common in rural areas such as Morgan County, where roughly 3,700 of 6,538 households are connected to city water systems in Madison or Rutledge. When private wells are properly installed and maintained, they are usually clean and reliable sources of water — but not always. Because no state or federal regulations govern wells that have fewer than 15 connections (meters) serving fewer than 25 people, owners are not compelled to check their water for harmful bacteria or minerals. As a result, most people who rely on these private wells “don’t know what they’re drinking,” according to the head of the University of Georgia’s water-testing laboratory, Uttam Saha. The state Department of Public Health estimates that one in five Georgians drinks water from private wells — a figure that might surprise people in developed urban areas. Water contamination issues In Morgan County, about 2,838 households rely on private wells. Yet over the past 10 years, fewer than 600 samples from these

wells have been sent to the University of Georgia’s Soil, Plant, and Water Analysis Lab for testing, Saha said. A survey conducted by UGA researchers found that Georgia had about 648,000 private wells in 2012. The SPW receives samples from about 23,000 of those wells every year, or roughly 3.5 percent. Other organizations across the state conduct water tests — including private ones such as Dobbs Environmental in Covington and local public health departments — but the SPW is the only one with a statewide clientele. Public Health officials say the Department of Natural Resources regulates non-public wells, and that the state does not require a permit process, testing or inspection for these water supplies. Alarmingly, a 2010 study of samples from 1,075 private wells in Georgia found that 31 percent had bacterial contamination, said Chris Kumnick, land use program director at Public Health. Larger, public systems and their water quality are overseen by DNR’s Environmental Protection Division. Although there haven’t

been any recent contamination threats in Morgan County, other parts of Georgia have had problems. Heavy rains in southwest Georgia last year prompted public health officials to advise residents to boil water from private wells before using it for drinking or brushing their teeth. Some extremely toxic elements have been found in well water. If they reach high enough levels, they have the potential to undermine human health. High levels of uranium — a naturally occurring element found at low levels in virtually all rock, soil and water — were recently detected in Monroe County well water — a health risk because drinking water with high uranium levels increases the risk for kidney malfunction. And in South Georgia last year, organic arsenic was found in private wells across 10 counties. Arsenic occurs naturally in the environment. At high levels, arsenic in water raises the risk for cancers of the kidneys, lungs, bladder and skin if ingested over a long period of time.

cording to its records, about 70 percent of the company’s clients had bored wells. Now that’s down to less than 10 percent. “The drought a couple of years ago knocked most of them out,” Lundy said. “So we’ve seen that bored wells are a thing of the past — we hope.” Saha of the UGA watertesting laboratory isn’t sure the balance has tipped quite as far toward drilled wells as Household’s records would indicate, but he acknowledges that his organization may be meeting a disproportionate number of householders with shallower, more trouble-prone bored wells. Most well owners bring in a sample only “when they have some reason or some concern,” said Saha. People with drilled wells may be less likely to worry.

What’s in your water? Georgia counties have extension offices from UGA that can collect well water samples. In the laboratory, analysts test for two categories of contaminants: coliform bacteria and minerals. Coliform bacteria are How was it dug? “indicators” – they generThere are two main ally aren’t harmful, but high types of household wells in concentrations suggest that Georgia. “Bored” wells are a bigger problem is hiding dug with an auger and are in the well. typically 24 to 30 inches in Runoff containing animal diameter and 10 to 30 feet wastes is the main source deep. “Drilled” wells are for coliform contamination much smaller in diameter in ground water. Livestock and considerably deeper from farms are the biggest — usually 100 to 400 feet culprit, especially in “pig deep. They’re dug with a parlors” or intensive piggerbig rig that drills down and ies, where the waste from inserts casing as it penhundreds of the animals is etrates. directed to one lagoon that An important differcan leak or overflow into the ence between the two is groundwater. that bored wells draw from People whose water water above bedrock and comes from shallow bored drilled wells tap into the wells are more likely to aquifer, water below bedbe sickened by bacterial rock. Because bored wells contamination. But owndraw from such a shallow ers of drilled wells can be reservoir of surface water, affected, too. If the well’s they’re far more vulnerable submerged pump is not to contamination. thoroughly chlorinated Bored wells are on the before being lowered back decline in Morgan County, into the ground, bacteria according to Lee Lundy from the grass and soil of Household Water Inc., could be installed along which is based in Covington with the pump. in nearby Newton County. At the UGA testing lab, His company has been in- roughly one-third of the stalling water-softening and samples brought in by Morfiltering systems in Morgan gan County householders County for generations. contained coliform bacteria. Twenty-eight years ago, ac- Of those samples, about 17 percent tested positive for E. coli, the type of coliform bacteria that poses the greatest risk to human health. While some strains of E. coli occur naturally in our bodies, other varieties are harmful to humans and can cause diarrhea, vomiting and stomach cramps. Some of these infections can cause kidney failure, which is potentially fatal if not treated. About 265,000 infections and 100 deaths from E. coli are reported each year nationally, though there are many sources of this bacteria other than water. A mere trace of bacteria is bad news for the owner, Saha said, even if it’s not a potentially fatal strain. Minerals, the other most likely set of contaminants, are more common and easier to spot. The geology of an area is often a predictor, though not the only one, of what kind of mineral contamination may be found there. In Morgan County, water hardness, a build-up of calcium and magnesium, is a big issue. It’s common in water samples tested at the county extension office in Madison, according to Lucy Ray, the county agent. Hard water yields a sticky film when combined with soap, which can wear out clothes and stain dishes. Other minerals — especially iron and manganese, which come from Georgia’s red clay — taste strange and appear as colored splotches in the sink and bathtub. If the mineral stew gets thick enough, it can clog taps and even reduce water pressure, Ray said.

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GMC nurses make donation in honor of Nurses Week

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Appeals court presses Obama administration on contraception By Aruna Viswanatha Reuters

WASHINGTON — A U.S. appeals court on Thursday pressed the Obama administration on whether a compromise it reached with religious nonprofit groups over contraception coverage required by Obamacare still violates the religious rights of the groups. The compromise allows the groups to avoid paying for the coverage by certifying they are opting out, which then forces insurers to pick up the tab. The groups have argued the certification process still essentially forces the

groups to authorize the coverage for its employees, even if they are not technically paying for it. A three-judge panel of the District of Columbia Circuit, including two new Obama appointees, pressed a Justice Department lawyer on those concerns. The certification form still requires groups to “designate” a third-party administrator, U.S. Circuit Judge Nina Pillard said. The issue is one that dozens of Catholic groups have raised in litigation, and many have received temporary injunctions, but no appeals court has yet ruled on the merits of the issue.

In the most high-profile challenge, the Supreme Court in January granted the Little Sisters of the Poor group of Roman Catholic nuns a reprieve from complying with the contraception requirement while its litigation continues. The cases are separate from challenges brought over the same provision by for-profit entities, including arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. The Supreme Court signaled in March that it might allow corporations to mount religious objections to covering employees’ birth control as required under Obamacare.

In recognition of National Nurses Week 2014, observed May 6 through 12, Gwinnett Medical Center nurses in Lawrenceville and Duluth collected donations for the Quinn House, a multi-task, nonprofit outreach operation that assists people in Gwinnett County and in other areas. This year’s theme for National Nurses Week was “Nurses: Leading the Way.” Gwinnett Medical Center employees about 1,700 nurses. — From staff reports Gwinnett Daily Post

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Snellville home damaged in fire

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Braves and the students.” The game was special activity zone and teachfor sixth-grader Esube ers were given an eduTheodros, a member of cational activity guide to the Collins Hill Christian help students learn and Academy choir, because have fun while watching she got to be on the field. the game. The Collins Hill ChrisThursday’s game tian Academy Choir versus the Buffalo Biperformed “God Bless sons brought a crowd of America” in front of 8,315, an increase from home plate at the bottom the 5,500 who attended of the seventh inning. the game last year. “I love baseball. “This event gains mo- I’ve been coming to mentum every year,” said the games since fourth Dave Penrod, Chairman grade,” Theodros said. of Belk Inc. Southern “I just want to share how to have been abducted, police Division. “It’s exciting great this country is and said. to be able to partner with praise the lord.” Putnam County Sheriff the Gwinnett Braves and Theodros was not Howard Sills said at a Thurs- do this for the students of nervous at all about the day news conference that Gwinnett Count Schools. performance; Sandy Mr. Dermond’s head had not This is a great way for Valdes, choir director for been found. An autopsy was the community to come CHCA, said performing pending. together and support the for such a large crowd

By Camie Young

level home. camie.young The residents’ son was home at the time of the fire SNELLVILLE — A fam- but was out of the house by ily of four, including two the time crews arrived, said a children, were displaced press release. from their home by an afterFirefighters deployed noon fire in Snellville. hose lines and battled Firefighters responded at back the heavy flames, the about 2:45 p.m. Thursday to release said, adding that the Fife Way home, finding the crews entered the house heavy smoke and fire coming and knocked down the fire, from all levels of the twowhich had spread to the story wood-framed splitbasement and attic. The fire

was under control about eight minutes after firefighters reached the scene, officials said. The house sustained heavy damage from fire and heat and the back wall had completely burned through, the release said, adding that the American Red Cross is assisting the family. Fire investigators have not yet released information on the cause of the fire.

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Georgia police were searching on Thursday for a missing elderly woman whose husband was found beheaded in their home. Friends of the couple

•From Page 1A experience. Coleman — a retired teacher and assistant superintendent and current House education chairman — has led the charge for the controversial Common Core education standards. He said “raising the bar” for education remains a top priority and called government “the peoples’ handmaiden.” “When it is large, remote and untamed it can not serve effectively,” Coleman said. “I have a proven track record of voting as a conservative Republican and implementing sound, conservative public policy.” Fincher, meanwhile, called Common Core “the Obamacare of education.” “I oppose Common Core and favor the control of schools by local school boards, not the state or federal government,” he said. A broker and developer, Fincher said he also believes in self-imposed term limits and would seek to “reduce the dependence of Georgia on federal dollars” and attempt to “restore the sovereignty of Georgia by voting to remove Georgia from Obamacare mandates.” Hamilton is the wife of a retired U.S. Air Force pilot and touted her experience on “several military spouse boards” and as an admissions counselor for the Air Force Academy. She did say believed that “self-governance must be restored across America,” but described her platform as one of economic growth and jobs. “I would leverage the Invest Georgia Exemption to direct capital to grow existing small farms and agribusiness, create new micro-farms, expand small business and small tech companies, attract manufacturing and fund municipal projects,” she said. District 98 In District 98, a pair of small business owners are vying for victory in a Republican primary. David Hancock, a 52-year-old former planning and zoning commissioner for the city of Suwanee, is the owner of Suwanee Creek Software. The co-chairman of the Gwinnett Tea Party, he described his political philosophy as “government is best that governs least.” “Government has become excessive, especially at the federal level,” Hancock said. “State governments must work within the framework of

found the body of Russell Dermond, 88, on Tuesday at the couple’s home in the Great Waters Community on Lake Oconee in central Georgia, police said. His wife Shirley Dermond, 87, was missing and is believed


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STATE HOUSE RACES DISTRICT 97 Brooks P. Coleman Jr. • Age: 74 • Education: Bachelor’s degree, Mercer University; master’s degree, University of Georgia; specialist’s degree, University of Georgia and Georgia State University; doctorate, Georgia State University • Occupation: Retired assistant superintendent and teacher, current motivational speaker and auctioneer • Political experience: Georgia House of Representatives, House Education chairman • Family: Wife Mary; daughter Amy; grandchildren Patrick and Theresa Dahlys Hamilton

• Age: 59 • Education: Bachelor’s degree in psychology; master’s in metaphysics; doctorate in comparative religions • Occupation: Founder, MetroConnect and Metro Atlanta Business Network • Political Experience: None • Family: Husband Greg; daughter Janelle

the Constitution to reduce the overreach of government.” Hancock said he has been speaking about limited government for years and would act on those philosophies if elected. He said he would “build on the efforts in the latest session to exempt Georgia from the Affordable Care Act, make it harder for illegal aliens to find jobs in Georgia, and assist tea party and liberty groups to promote legislation that expands personal freedom and limits the size and scope of government.” Brown described himself as a conservative Christian Southerner by nature, but said he looks at the election as applying for a job. “My beliefs are going to color the way I approach things, but in the end it’s going to be the people that I work for that are going to tell me what to do,” he said. “I have zero personal agenda.” The owner of an environmental drilling company called GeoLab, Brown characterized himself as a “peacemaker.” He said residents are frustrated with hot-button issues like Obamacare and Common

James “Jef” Fincher • Occupation: Small busi• Age: 60 ness • Eduowner cation: • Political Bachelor’s experidegree in ence: political None science • Family: and philosWife Lisa; ophy from son Will, University of Texas-Austin daughter Bonnie • Occupation: Owner of Atlanta Realty Consultants DISTRICT 105 • Political Experience: Renita Hamilton Executive board of Gwinnett • Age: 39 Republican party • Educa• Family: Wife Kathy; daughtion: ters Maggie and Kelley; Bachelor’s grandchildren Patrick and degree Molly in mass commuDISTRICT 98 nications, David Hancock Savannah • Age: 52 State University; master’s • Edudegree in strategic leadership cation: • Occupation: Small busiBachelor’s ness owner of sci• Political experience: None ence in • Family: Son computer engineerTim Hur ing from • Age: 30 Auburn University • Edu• Occupation: Owner, Sucation: wanee Creek Software Parkview • Political experience: High Planning and zoning comSchool; missioner, city of Suwanee, bachelor’s 2002-2006 degree in • Family: Wife Darlene; chilindustrial dren Ann and Michael and systems engineering, Georgia Institute of TechnolMichael Brown ogy • Age: 53 • Occupation: Realtor • Education: Bachelor’s of • Political experience: None science from Southern Poly• Family: Single technic State University

Core, but that they’re also tired of politicians on both sides of the aisle “throwing rocks at each other” but getting nothing accomplished. “I want to find some common ground and get out of this cycle,” Brown said. District 105 In District 105, political newcomers Renita Hamilton and Tim Hur are squaring off in a Democratic primary. Hamilton, a 39-yearold small business owner, described her political philosophy as “citizen collaboration.” “I will support and advocate for the will of the people and not special interest,” she said. “District 105 is a diverse community and having representation that is reflective of our community is important. I believe that the state legislature operates to benefit citizens and businesses.” Calling herself “a solutions person,” Hamilton said that, if elected, her top


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else in the area. Authorities were not incident with no threat to the searching for any potential campus as the weapon was suspects, Schneider said. recovered at the scene.” “It’s a very tragic incident The Georgia Bureau of and any time something like Investigation was called to this happens, our hearts and help and was leading the prayers are with the victim investigation, Schneider said. and the family,” the police A GBI truck was stationed chief said. “It’s an active inoutside the parking deck and vestigation at this time that’s authorities could be seen on being headed by the GBI, the deck’s top level. Crime so I don’t have any other scene tape blocked off a details about exactly what stairwell on one end of the happened.” four-story structure. The college was not put GBI officials did not on lockdown following the respond to requests for com- incident, but text messages ment Thursday. and other alerts were sent to While declining to reGGC students at about 2:45 lease more specific details, p.m. Schneider said that the “The situation has been victim was found “with” the cleared,” the alert said, in weapon and surveillance part. “There is no current videos did not show anyone threat.”

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at Relay, she said. “There’s just a lot of Pechniks worked mid-day energy that comes from the Thursday, but by 6 p.m. Gwinnett Relay,” Tigue said, today the space will be “and I think it’s just the unity filled with booths and Relay of community.” For Life participants, some Attendees are encouraged walking on the designated to ride the shuttles provided track and others enjoying the for the event. Shuttles will festivities. run from 4 p.m. on today to Roxanne Tigue, Relay 7 a.m. Saturday morning and specialist for Gwinnett are available at the GwinCounty, said she was expect- nett County Board of Voter ing 6,500 participants and Registration and Elections, thousands more from the located at 455 Grayson community. Highway in Lawerencev“We are really excited,” ille, and at Sunrise Baptist Tigue said. “The volunteers, Church, located at 300 goal would be to ensure they’ve all stepped up. The Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawthat representatives keep fairgrounds, everybody renceville. multiple lines of communi- knows their jobs, everybody’s This year’s event kicks cation open with voters. pitching in. We’ve exceeded off at 6 p.m. Friday and runs Republican incumbent where we wanted to be with through 6:30 a.m. today. Joyce Chandler bested our goal at this time.” For more information, Hamilton by just 554 votes With a fundraising goal visit in the 2012 general elecof $1.8 million by Aug. 31, TR?pg=entry&fr_id=60175. tion. Gwinnett County Relay Hur, a 30-year-old real- For Life has already raised tor, said making education almost $1,024,000. the top budgeting priority Tigue said she was would be his main goal watching the numbers go up if elected. The Parkview on her computer screen as High School graduate said online donations kept comhis campaign has been ing in. based on Georgia’s motto “It’s just a really excitof wisdom, justice and ing time to be a part of the moderation. Gwinnett Relay,” she said. “Georgia deserves New to Relay this year, someone who is truly a Tigue said, will be a reflecpublic servant and sometion tent, where participants one who listens to the will be invited to sit in a district’s needs,” Hur said. beautifully decorated area to “I will continue to fight for reflect and remember loved legislation that provides ones. equality and access for all Wireless Internet will also citizens.” be available for the first time As a native of the district, Hur said he understands the needs of the county. “We need to elect someone who can win the November election,” he said.

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doesn’t bother the choir. “I didn’t tell them right away. I kept them guessing,” Valdes said. “I finally told hem last week and they were so excited. We recently performed a patriotic program, so they already had a handle on the song.” Future field trip days include the June 23 game versus the Louisville Bats and the July 24 game versus the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Red Barons. Tickets are $5 per person for all participating groups, and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit www.gwinnettbraves. com.

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obituaries ATLANTA

Robert Axel Robert Charles Axel, 54, was born on Sunday, November 1st, 1959 and passed away on Sunday, May 4th, 2014. His premature death followed a very determined and valiant year and a half battle with cancer. Robert (Bob) was a lifelong resident of Atlanta, Georgia, and was married to Stacy Keuls-Axel for 25 years. Bob and Stacy celebrated the birth of their son, Hans (Alex) in 1994. Stacy and Alex were the center of Bob’s life, living for every moment he could spend with them. Bob lived life surrounded by his closest lifelong friends, especially Bruce Bamford, John Massey, Steven Keuls, and Bob Napper, who were with him as caretakers until his passing. Bob was a free spirit who loved snow skiing, cave and open water scuba diving, and all water sports. He was a certified sailing and boating enthusiast. As a family, their most celebrated and happiest times were weekends at their home on Lake Oconee for the past 23 years with friends and family. Bob also had a passion for Formula 1 racing. Road Atlanta had also been on Bob’s calendar since 1976 having never missed a year to the track with lifelong friends including Clark and Susan McInnis. Bob graduated from DeVry University and went on to work with Siemens USA. He recently celebrated his 25th Anniversary with the company. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Stacy, his devoted son, Alex, and his older brother, Jeff (Patti) of Atlanta, Georgia, his mother, Ms. Millie Axel, and younger brother, Jason of Venice, Florida. In addition to many nieces and nephews and a special godchild, Lily Massey, along with his many friends and colleagues will all miss him greatly. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer at A memorial service will be held at The Living Grace Church, Saturday, May 10th at 11am. Family and friends will be received in the church reception hall following the service. The address is 1812 Cooledge Road, Tucker, Georgia 30084. Patti Axel, Lutheran Minister will be officiating. Georgia Cremation 3116 U.S. Highway 2

23, Duluth, Georgia 30096 (678)584-0914 www. is assisting the family. Bob loved life, embraced it, and sometimes challenged it. May he rest in heaven’s everlasting life and always with a beat of Pink Floyd sounding in heaven..


Sharon Barber Sharon Denise Barber, age 52, of Buford, GA, passed away May 7, 2014. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC “A Family Company,” Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411 www. .


Tony Clark Tony Clark age 59 of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 4pm, Saturday, May 10, 2014 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Burial at Walnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Lawrenceville. Mr. Clark was preceded in death by Sister: Linda Archer. He is survived by Aunt (Momma): Margie Harris of Lawrenceville, Georgia; Brother and Sister-in-law: Billy & Cathy Clark of Lawrenceville, Georgia; Brother: Stanley Clark of Atlanta, Georgia; Uncle and Aunt: Talmadge and Lottie Clark of Lawrenceville, Georgia; and a host of family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5-8 PM, Friday, May 9, 2014 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, SW, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046. 770962-3100. Please sign the online guest registry at


Donna Conn Donna Gale Scott Conn, age 54, of Buford, GA passed away on May 6, 2014. Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA 770-932-1133 www.

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Devon Griffin Devon Griffin, age 80, of Tucker, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, with Rev. Ken Hall and Mrs. Susan Rumble officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Tucker. A native of Lavonia, Mr. Griffin was retired from Peach State Distributing after 50 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was Secretary/Treasurer of Impact International for 10 years. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Lilburn and enjoyed woodworking and home improvement projects. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Martha Adams Griffin of Tucker; daughters, Becky Griffin Godfrey (Greg) of Lawrenceville and Christy Griffin McClain (Rich) of Duluth; son, Mike Griffin (Carrie) of Wake Forest, NC; grandchildren, Michelle Rothmeier, Tori Fellows, Callie Godfrey, Timothy Griffin, Matthew Griffin, Hannah Griffin, Daniel Griffin and Luke Griffin; great grandchildren, Hayes Rothmeier and Leighton Rothmeier; brother, John Griffin of Carrington, TX. Condolences may be left at www. The family will receive friends Saturday from 9:30–11:00 AM at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, (770) 564-2726.


Lois Hannan Lois Vanderoef Hannan, of Suwanee, GA, World Traveler, formerly of Miami, FL, Nantucket, MA, & Millwood, NY, aged 81, completed her life’s journey on May 6, 2014, after a long & courageous battle with COPD & Lung Cancer. Her daughter Natalie, with whom she lived, was by her side. Lois was the cherished daughter of the late James & Edith Vanderoef, Millwood, NY and also a beloved Mother, Grandmother & GreatGrandmother. Lois was born in New York State, where she lived until she married the late Joseph A Hannan III in 1955. Her h

husband’s career took them from Africa (where she learned to speak French) to Haiti, Trinidad, Jamaica, & Miami, FL, with many other countries in between. Lois was a very classy lady, who was always able to create a home for her family, no matter where in the world she found herself. Her innate grace, warmth and creativity as a hostess was instrumental in helping her husband’s career with Texaco to flourish. First and foremost, Lois was a devoted wife and mother. She was also a talented & creative floral designer, artist, crafter, chef and seamstress. In her later years she also worked in real estate, retail and secretarial. Lois had a green thumb and an artistic nature, and no matter where she lived had a spectacular garden. Lois enjoyed the outdoors and all that nature had to offer; it is where she found peace and contentment, especially at the beach. While raising four children overseas, Lois was an active volunteer in many organizations, and was always a gracious hostess to all visitors. Lois was a member of Buford Presbyterian Church in Buford GA. Lois is survived by her brother, Stuart Vanderoef (Geri Ann), Vienna, ME; son, James (Jacqueline) Hannan, Porter, TX; Daughters, Kathleen Marques, Cape Cod, MA, Natalie Hannan (Asadolah) Suwanee, GA, Susan (Jose) Hannan, Ocala, FL; Grandchildren: Joel (Jillian) Marques, Billerica, MA, Phillip Marques, CA, Jamie Hannan, Porter, TX, Christina Hannan, Porter, TX, Jessica Perrera, Dallas, TX, Parisa Hadadzadeh, Atlanta, GA, Shaheen Hadadzadeh, Suwanee, GA, Sabrina Lopez, Ocala, FL; Great Granddaughter Maggie Marques, Billerica, MA, and a number of nieces and nephews. There will be a graveside interment with blessings on Friday, May 9 at 1:00 p.m. at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. A celebration of life service will be on Saturday, May 10 at 2:00 at Buford Presbyterian Church, 1242 Buford Hwy., Buford, GA. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA (770) 932-1133.


Cherri Heart Cherri Ann Heart, age 58, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away May 4, 2014. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550.


Aaron Kellner Aaron Martin Kellner, age 7 1/2 months, of Woodstock, GA, passed away May 7, 2014. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC “A Family Company,” Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411 www. .

NC; Nieces: Nicole Adrian Pielop and her husband Stewart Pielop, Melanie Nelson Sweeney, and Heather Nelson Great Nieces & Nephews: Logan Sweeney; Caroline, Ben & Catherine Pielop, Alexandria McAulffie, and Jack McAulffie. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 800 Hwy 29 South, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045. Family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-8 PM, Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, SW Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046. 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at


Robert Kennerly Mr. Robert “Bob” Livsey Kennerly, age 72 of Lawrenceville, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Embracing Hospice in Snelliville, GA. A Graveside Service will be held at 9:30AM, Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Grayson. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church. Rev. Ryan Jensen will officiate. Mr. Kennerly grew up in the Lawrenceville, GA area. He graduated from South Gwinnett High School and served as senior class president after attending Grayson Schools. He then attended Young Harris College in Young Harris, GA and graduated from the University of Georgia. After serving in the United States Air Force, he returned to General Motors until his retirement in 1992. Bob attended Woodrow Wilson College of Law, graduating with a JD degree. Mr. Kennerly, was a member of the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church and the 2 Cylinder Club. Bob was very much involved in raising Black Angus cattle with his business partner, William I. Atkinson. He also was a John Deere tractor collector. He was preceded in death by his parents: Robert Lee (RL) Kennerly and Lola Bell Livsey Kennerly. He is survived by his Wife of 35 years: Jo Ann Nelson, Lawrenceville; Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law: Walter William ?Bill? & Linda Nelson, Boca Raton, FL; Sister & Brother-in-law: Dianne Kennerly Ray & Michael Ray, Cashiers, N

James Kling James J. Kling, age 64, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away May 6, 2014. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550.


Doris Pulliam Doris Ivey Pulliam of Duluth, formerly of Winder died May 7, 2014. FLOWERY BRANCH

Robert Smith Mr. Robert M. Smith, age 43, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Mae Smith, and his brother, Joel Lee Smith. He is survived by his wife of seventeen years, Janice Smith, Flowery Branch; father, Dan and Blondine Smith, Buford, GA; brother, Danny Smith, Jr., Buford, GA; several sisters-in-law, brothersin-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Smith was born April 24, 1971 in Warm Springs, Georgia. He was a 1990 graduate of Johnson High School. He worked for Domino’s Pizza and was a member of Christ Ambassador Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Rice and Rev. Gary Carlyle officiating with graveside service to be held on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Meriwether Memory Gardens, 93 Prather Barns Road, Manchester, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.


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Dacula council to pick replacement after Reeves resignation By Camie Young

taking, said Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks. The text came May Facing charges related 1, not long to the misuse of a city after the credit card, Greg Reeves council resigned from the Dacula voted in City Council via text mespublic Greg Reeves session sage last week. Reeves, who followed requesting up the message with a let- that Reeves resign. Beter, cited his moving out cause the councilman had of the city limits as the not yet been indicted on reason for his resignation, the charge, Wilbanks said not his March arrest on a the City Council did not felony count of theft by have the power to remove camie.young

him from office. According to court documents on a civil case resolved on April 30, Reeves was ordered to leave his residence on Hill Circle, as he was more than $8,500 — about 11 months — behind on rent. The now-former councilman was ordered to pay his landlord a total of $10,144.94, a sum that will be covered in monthly $200 increments beginning July 1. After facing no compe-

tition on last November’s ballot, Reeves was just six months into his second term in office, but there will not be a special election to replace him. According to the city charter, the City Council will vote on a replacement, Wilbanks explained, adding that people interested in taking the position should check with Elections Superintendent Kay Partain, as all the qualifications to run for office still apply.

“It is an interesting experience in trying to find consensus on the council for a person,” said Wilbanks, who said the process is unusual but has been used before. In fact, Wilbanks was elevated to mayor in 2002, when his predecessor Reed Miller resigned to take a job with the city. “We want to make the best decision we can,” Wilbanks said, adding that the earliest a replacement could be considered is at

the council’s next meeting on June 5. “No one hates that this has happened any more than I do, other than the person that is involved.” Reeves did not return a phone call seeking comment. His attorney, Kemay Jackson, said in an email: “As per his resignation letter, Mr. Reeves no longer resides in the city limits of Dacula, therefore he can no longer be on the City Council.”

Man wanted by police Snellville arson second at same address p.m. Tuesday. Crews found already out so firefight“The occupant of the barricades himself in B T E a small fire “in the front ers were not requested to townhome told fire invesroom near the entryway” respond but it appeared tigators that she was not Suwanee motel room and quickly extinguished suspicious to police,” Rhoaware of anyone who would By Tyler Estep

officers and barricaded himself in a room. “Based on the suspect’s criminal history After a brief standoff, and current warrants, the Gwinnett County SWAT was called to Sheriff’s assist with his appreOffice hension,” Mooney said SWAT shortly after 1 p.m. team “Negotiators are trying appreto make contact with the hended suspect at this time.” a wanted About 10 minutes man bar- after that statement, Jeremy ricaded SWAT team members Gates inside a forced entry into the Suwanee motel. room and apprehended Suwanee police Gates without further spokesman Capt. Cass incident. Mooney said officers Gates was wanted on from his department “a parole warrant for originally responded possession of a weapon to the Sun Suites at 95 and escape,” Mooney Celebration Drive on said. Gwinnett DepartThursday after receiving ment of Corrections a complaint of suspiWarden Darrell Johnson cious activity. Authorisaid that Gates was perties spoke with several mitted to join a work repeople and identified lease program on April 25-year-old Lawrencev- 7 and never returned. ille resident Jeremy Gwinnett County jail Gates as the suspect. records showed Gates Gates had several had been arrested 13 outstanding warrants times since the start of and reportedly fled from 2007. tyler.estep





SNELLVILLE — Gwinnett County arson investigators believe a fire set Tuesday at a Snellville townhome was intentionally started — and that it’s tied to a similar incident some eight months ago. Gwinnett County firefighters responded to the townhome on the 2200 block of Highpoint Road after a passerby reported seeing flames at about 11:30

the blaze, Lt. Colin Rhoden said. No one was home at the time of the fire, which caused “moderate” damage to the room of origin and smoke throughout two-story structure, Rhoden said. Evidence at the scene indicated that the fire was intentionally set — just like another blaze at the same location last September. “The September fire was

den said, who filed a report noting that the fire caused minor cosmetic damage to the front door and porch area on the exterior of the building. “Based on the circumstances, the fire department is looking into both incidents and believes that they are connected.” Authorities did not release further information on either fire, citing the ongoing investigation.

want to harm her or cause damage to her property,” Rhoden said. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Gwinnett County Fire Investigations Section at 678-5184890 or the Georgia Arson Control Hotline at 1-800282-5804. The latter offers a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Partnership Against Domestic Violence honors resident By Deanna Allen


When Mary Jane Wolfe sent out an email that a young woman being served by Partnership Against Domestic Violence was having a baby, donations started showing up at her door. A car seat, a stroller, diapers, bottles, pacifiers. The Duluth resident packed all the donations in her minivan and drove them to the organization’s shelter. Wolfe had become

involved with Partnership Against Domestic Violence — PADV, the largest nonprofit domestic violence organization in Georgia — about two years ago after attending a meeting where she met with one of the women who was helped by the emergency shelter in Gwinnett County. “They had me. It was just something I felt I could make a difference in personally,” Wolfe said. “Since it’s local, I can see not only where my time, my donations, I can see where they go, I can see the people that they touch. It goes from me to them and doesn’t skip any

steps in between.” During a gala on Saturday, Wolfe will be inducted into the PADV Legacy Society, whose honorees represent the most influential individuals who have worked to advance the organization’s mission to end domestic violence and empower its survivors. Wolfe serves on the Gwinnett Fund Development Committee, helping to generate funding and spread awareness of domestic violence, PADV and the Gwinnett shelter. “Mary Jane was nominated for the Legacy Society by her peers in the Gwinnett Community,” said Jennifer

Highsmith, special events director for PADV. “She was chosen to receive this prestigious honor because of her tireless work in helping to advance the mission of PADV by bringing awareness to her friends, neighbors and her husband Phil (CEO of Gwinnett Medical Center).” “I don’t feel like I’ve really done enough for them that I deserve the award, but I’m honored to receive it,” Wolfe said. “It is a real honor. It just shows that one person really can make a difference. I’m a retired dental hygienist. I just attended that meeting and saw a need.”

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Throwing still in plans for Johnson Shanteau now By Will Hammock will.hammock@

After a certain age passes for any athlete, the retirement question inevitably comes. It already has for Kibwe Johnson, who turns 33 in July. The top American hammer thrower answers it politely, knowing full well that he doesn’t plan to give up competitive track and field in the near future despite struggling with injuries last season.

Hawks’ run over against ’Horns

“I plan to keep going through ’16 for sure,” the North Gwinnett grad said of 2016, the next Olympic year. “The last two times I’ve been asked that question I’ve said after ’16. But ’17 is a World Championships year again and if I’m in any kind of shape, I’d have to do that again. So through ’16 for sure and after that, it is probably year by year. I want to get my foot in the door with what I really want See JOHNSON, Page 4B

on different side

the Games. He was interviewed countless Thrust into the health times on care industry once by the subforce, Eric Shanteau now ject, even works there by choice. letting Eric The Parkview grad’s TV news Shanteau medical issues became cameras international headlines in document his treatment. 2008, when he qualified for Now retired — he hasn’t his first Olympics and then swam competitively since delayed his treatment for testicular cancer until after See SHANTEAU, Page 4B By Will Hammock will.hammock@

Olympian and North Gwinnett grad Kibwe Johnson will be inducted into the Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony tonight at the Gwinnett Center. (File Photo)


Mill Creek’s Hall dominates to claim AAAAAA pole vault title By Ben Beitzel

By David Friedlander



See HAWKS, Page 4B

JEFFERSON — By the time it finally ended, Jake Hall vaulted alone. The Mill Creek senior didn’t miss an attempt on his way to the Class AAAAAA pole vault state championship. He finished clearing a personal best 14 feet. “It felt good knowing that I was in a good position,” Hall said, referring to the tie-breaker rule of past misses at a lower height. “It definitely took a lot of pressure off.” This was Hall’s second trip to the state meet at Jefferson, last year he finished well off the podium, not clearing anything over 12 feet. Seasoned, he came to this meet with higher expectations. “It was a little different (this year),” said Hall, who also ran the mile a season ago. “I was more experienced. It’s good to know (how to approach your jumps).” Hall doesn’t plan to vault in college so entering Thursday’s state championship event, he knew his competing’s end date. But not it’s end time. A miss measurement on the early vaults forced the officials to restart the event, even calling back Tift County’s Dalton Ellis, who had left the track after missing his first three jumps. Eventually, Ellis cleared three bars making the return worth his time. But for Hall, the delay meant even more waiting. After warming up, he sat in the sun for a while, eventually taking to jogging lightly on the track to keep his muscles loose. “It gave me an opportunity to get warm and focus,” Hall said. Once Hall cleared 14 feet on his first attempt he watched again, this time Mill Creek’s Jake Hall competes in the Class AAAAAA pole vault during Thursday’s track & field state championship meet at Jefferson Memorial Stadium. (Photo: Kyle Hess)


SUWANEE — The pitchers for both teams in Game 3 of the Class AAAAAA second-round series between Mill Creek and Lambert did a good job of getting opposing batters to hit the ball on the ground. Unfortunately for the Hawks, the host Longhorns did a better job of finding the holes in the defense and got the more fortunate hops, particularly in a four-run third inning that spelled the difference in Lambert’s 7-4 win Thursday at Lambert. The Longhorns (30-1) finished with 11 hits — all of them singles — to move on to next week’s state quarterfinals, where they will host Luella, and end the Hawks’ season at 19-12. “We got the first break and capitalized, and they got a few breaks and capitalized,” Mill Creek coach Doug Jones said. “We got some breaks (in the doubleheader Wednesday) night. It’s just baseball. The ball bounces weird. Lots of singles. There weren’t a whole lot of extra-base hits. “When that happens and you piece together a whole lot of singles and score runs — (Lambert) had 11 hits. Give them credit for that. We got six, so they pieced theirs together better than we did.” Mill Creek did, in fact, get the first break of the game after Beau Brundage bounced a single up the middle into center field with two on and two outs in the top of the second to score Jacob Freeland and put the Hawks on the board. An outfield error on the play allowed the other runner, Will Zimmer, to score on the play, as well as letting Brundage circle the bases, and Mill Creek suddenly had a 3-0 lead. Less than 24 hours after being handed their first loss of the season by the Hawks, the miscue could have rattled Lambert and pitcher Seth Beer (7-0). But the sophomore right-hander rebounded by not allowing Mill Creek another hit until his sixth and final inning, and finishing by giving up just two earned runs and six hits with five strikeouts before giving way to the bullpen.

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MORE COVERAGE: Go to for more images from this meet and see Page 5B for more stories.

Falcons draft OL Matthews with first pick By Frank Cooney The Sports Xchange

Cue Hank Williams Jr. Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews carried on a Family Tradition when the Atlanta Falcons took him with the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday.

That made him the sixth family member drafted in the NFL, including his Hall of Fame father, Bruce. He is the fourth of these Matthews players to be drafted in the first round, and he was selected the highest among them. On the field, he is obviously the result of nature


South Carolina’s Clowney goes No. 1 overall to Houston in draft, 6B

and nurture, performing with clinical precision and technique. He is expected to move gracefully into the NFL as a young star who can play any position on

the line, even long snapper. Matthews was the second offensive lineman taken in this draft after Auburn’s Greg Robinson was selected in the No. 2 slot by the St. Louis Rams. While Robinson may need to refine his rare skills while playing guard, Matthews, who protected

Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel, is expected to step in immediately and play left tackle, where he will protect quarterback Matt Ryan. “I’m looking forward to protecting him for a long

See FALCONS, Page 4B

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Gwinnett Preps



Boys Class AAAAAA quarterfinals 7:45 p.m. — Walton at Peachtree Ridge Girls Class AAAAAA quarterfinals 8 p.m. — Mill Creek vs. Walton at Duncan Creek Park


Boys Class AAAAAA quarterfinals 6 p.m. — Hillgrove at Mill Creek 7:30 p.m. — South Gwinnett at Douglas County 8 p.m. — Campbell at Brookwood Class AA quarterfinals 6:30 p.m. — Wesleyan at Lamar County 7 p.m. — Benedictine at GAC


11 a.m. — Boys state championships in Jefferson Saturday


Boys Class AA quarterfinals 2 p.m. — GAC at Westminster


Girls Class AAAAAA quarterfinals 4 p.m. — Parkview at Douglas County 6 p.m. — Brookwood at Harrison 6 p.m. — Kennesaw Mountain at Grayson Class AA quarterfinals 12:30 p.m. — Wesleyan at Putnam County 1 p.m. — East Laurens at GAC


State tennis finals, Clayton International Park 8:45 a.m. — Providence girls vs. Whitfield 10:15 a.m. — GAC boys vs. Westminster 10:15 a.m. — Wesleyan girls vs. Westminster 1 p.m. — Brookwood boys vs. Lassiter


11 a.m. — Boys state championships in Jefferson

The Home Teams




TODAY NEXT UPCOMING Chi. Cubs Chi. Cubs 7:35 p.m. Sat, 7:10 p.m. FSS/680-AM FSS/680-AM at Lehigh Valley at Lehigh Valley 7:05 p.m. Sat, 6:35 p.m. Off

NAIA tourney# May 12-15


NAIA nationals* May 13-17


NAIA nationals* May 13-17

Chi. Cubs Sun, 1:35 p.m. FSS/680-AM at Lehigh Valley Sun, 1:35 p.m.

Men’s tennis

Women’s tennis

PTV = Peachtree TV, SS = SportSouth, FSN = Fox Sports Net, CSS = Comcast Sports Southeast; *Mobile, Ala.; #National regional in Lawrenceville



8 a.m. — Formula One Gran Premio de Espana, Practice. From Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Catalunya, Spain. NBCSP Noon — NASCAR Sprint Cup: Kansas, Practice. From Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. FS1 2:30 p.m. — NASCAR Sprint Cup: Kansas, Final Practice. From Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. FS1 4:30 p.m. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Kansas, Qualifying. From Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. FS1 6:30 p.m. — NASCAR Sprint Cup: Kansas, Qualifying. From Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. FS1 8:30 p.m. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Kansas. From Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. FS1


7 p.m. — Missouri at South Carolina. SPSO


1 p.m. — ACC Tournament, First Semifinal: Teams TBA. From College Park, Md. FSSO 3 p.m. — Sun Belt Tournament: Teams TBA. From Lafayette, La. CSS 3:30 p.m. — ACC Tournament, Second Semifinal: Teams TBA. From College Park, Md. FSSO 6 p.m. — Sun Belt Tournament: Teams TBA. From Lafayette, La. CSS


1:30 p.m. — IIHF World Championship: Group B, Belarus vs. USA. NBCSP 7 p.m. — New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins. Eastern Conference Semifinal, game 5. NBCSP 9:30 p.m. — Chicago at Minnesota. Western Conference Semifinal, game 4. NBCSP


7:30 p.m. — Chicago Cubs at Atlanta. FSSO


7 p.m. — Draft from Radio City Music Hall in New York. ESPN 8 p.m. — Draft from Radio City Music Hall in New York. ESPN2


8 p.m. — Indiana at Washington. Eastern Conference Semifinal, game 3. ESPN 10:30 p.m. — Oklahoma City at Los Angeles Clippers. Western Conference Semifinal, game 3. ESPN

Sports Calendar


June 2-6: The Harlem Legends will host their Shoot for the Stars basketball camp at Bunten Road Park gym in Duluth from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


for boys and girls ages 7 to 14. Cost is $150 per camper or $135 for Duluth residents. For more information or to register, visit www.harlemlegends. com or call 678-630-8843.

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Martin Kaymer tees off on the 9th hole during Thursday’s first round of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass’ Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (USA Today Sports: Geoff Burke)

Kaymer blisters back 9 for lead By Mark Lamport-Stokes Reuters

PONTE VEDRA BEACH — Martin Kaymer birdied his last four holes to equal the tournament record and seize a two-shot lead in Thursday’s opening round of the Players Championship as several other big names lined up in pursuit. On an ideal day for low scoring at the TPC Sawgrass where the par-72 Stadium Course has been softened by recent rain, Germany’s Kaymer raced home in a sizzling 7-underpar 29 to complete a 9-under 63. His back nine, holes one to nine, set a new low for the tournament while his 63 matched the record scores previously posted at the Players Championship by Fred Couples (1992), Greg Norman (1994) and Roberto Castro (2013). “I didn’t make many mistakes today, which was nice,” Kaymer said after a flawless nine-birdie display in the PGA Tour’s flagship event which is widely regarded as the unofficial fifth major. “I missed only one fairway, which was on 16. So overall my ballstriking was very good. Fortunately I could take advantage of some putts on my back nine, on the front, on the golf course. It was just a very, very good round of golf.” Kaymer sank a 16-footer at the par-three eighth, then got up and down from a greenside bunker at the par-five ninth to end the day two strokes in front of Georgia native Russell Henley, who had set the clubhouse lead with a sparkling 65 in the morning.

Russell Henley talks to the media after Thursday’s first round of The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (USA Today Sports: John David Mercer)

South Korea’s Bae Sang-moon opened with a 66 while U.S. Open champion Justin Rose, England’s former world No. 1 Lee Westwood and 2008 Players champion Sergio Garcia were among a large group on 67. Rory McIlroy got to 5-under after 11 holes on a hot and sunny morning at the TPC Sawgrass but then struggled coming home on the way to an opening 70. “I played well pretty much the whole way around, I just let a couple of shots get away from me at the end,” McIlroy said. “So I’ll come out tomorrow and try and attack again, because I feel like you can go low on this golf course this week. It’s soft, the greens are receptive.” Former world No. 1 Kaymer, who landed his only major title at the 2010 PGA Championship, birdied the 11th and 15th to reach the turn in 2-under 34. He continued to build momentum, picking up further shots at the

first, second, fourth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth to shoot the first ever 29 over nine holes at the TPC Sawgrass. “If you strike it very well, you gain confidence hole after hole, and then you feel like you can become maybe a little bit more aggressive,” said the 29-year-old German, a 10time winner on the European Tour. “It’s nice to make some history. No one shot 29 on that golf course before and I did it today. But it’s only the first round of a long, long tournament.” Henley, a double winner on the PGA Tour who is known for his streaky putting, piled up six birdies after the turn to set the early pace at the TPC Sawgrass. “I got off to a good start and I felt really comfortable on the greens today,” the 25-year-old said after mixing nine birdies with a doublebogey at the par-four seventh. “As long as I keep feeling comfortable with the putter, I think I can putt well on these greens. Hopefully, I can do that for the next three days.” British Open champion Phil Mickelson struggled to an opening 75 while Australian world No. 2 Adam Scott, who could take over the top spot from the absent Tiger Woods after this week’s event, fared even worse with a 77. With last year’s winner Woods sidelined since having surgery for a pinched nerve in his back at the end of March, Scott needs to finish no worse than joint 16th this week to become number one for the first time.

GGC tennis coaches earn top honors From Staff Reports The Intercollegiate Tennis Association has named Georgia Gwinnett College tennis head coach Chase Hodges and assistant coach Lauren Meier as winners of the organization’s region coaches of the year. Hodges was named Chase Wilson/ Hodges ITA Men’s Tennis Head Coach of the Year for the NAIA’s South ReLauren gion while Meier Meier was named both ITA Men’s and Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year for the NAIA’s South Region. The pair has led the Grizzly men’s squad to a 17-0 overall record and the No. 3 seed at next week’s NAIA National Championships, while the GGC women have a 14-4 record, reached No. 1 earlier in the season and are the No. 2 seed for the championship tournament in Mobile, Ala. This is the first season the Grizzlies are eligible for postseason play and national awards. “It is an honor to be

selected as the ITA/NAIA men’s tennis coach of the year for the South region,” Hodges said. “There are a lot of great coaches in this region and I appreciate the recognition.” Both Hodges and Meier, a Woodstock native and a former college player at Kentucky, coached previously at Georgia State. “I’m very happy that Lauren has been recognized as the ITA’s assistant coach of the year for both programs in the South region,” Hodges said of Meier. “Lauren has played a major part in the success of GGC tennis and she is very deserving of this award.”

7) back in March, while Indiana Wesleyan enters the tournament at 24-2 on the year with the Crossroads League Tournament championship and a No. 18 national ranking. The NAIA No. 2 Grizzlies are the top at-large selection in the field and stand at 14-4 on the year with four wins over NAIA top-10 opponents this season. The Grizzlies finished as runners-up at the Unaffiliated A.I.I./Gulf Coast/Red River/Sooner tournament to national tournament overall No. 1 seed Xavier (La.). The two teams split a pair of matches during the year. GGC knocked off Xavier GGC women in February to ascend to earn No. 2 seed the national No. 1 ranking In its first-ever National in March. Association of IntercolGGC also owns wins legiate Athletics (NAIA) over sixth-seeded Brenau Women’s Tennis National and seventh-seeded SCAD Championships, the GGC Savannah this year. women’s team has earned “Our women have a No. 2 seed and a firstearned the No. 2 seed and round bye. we feel good about our The 24-team, singledraw,” Hodges said. “We elimination national will take it one match at a championship begins time. We have been able to Tuesday at the Mobile use this time to get healthy Tennis Center in Mobile, and I believe our women’s Ala. The Grizzlies’ opener team is ready for the chalis Wednesday at 10 a.m. in lenge.” the second round against the winner of Coastal Grizzlies grab No. 3 Georgia and Indiana Wesmen’s seed leyan. The GGC men also GGC shut out the SSAC enter the NAIA National semifinalist and NAIA No. Championships with high 13 Coastal Georgia (12hopes and a high seed.

The Grizzlies are the No. 3 seed in their firstever national appearances, earning a first-round bye. They open the tournament Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the second round against the winner of Bethel (Tenn.) and Graceland (Iowa). NAIA No. 17 Bethel is 11-7 on the season and received an at-large bid while No. 14 Graceland is 11-5 and won the AMC/ A.I.I./Frontier/HAAC/ MCAC Tournament Championship. The Grizzlies take a perfect 17-0 record and the Unaffiliated A.I.I./Gulf Coast/Red River/Sooner championship title into play in Mobile. Four teams enter the national championship undefeated in NAIA play this season: top-seeded and defending national champion Embry-Riddle (Fla.), nine-time national champion and secondseeded Auburn Montgomery, GGC and fourth-seeded Vanguard (Calif.). GGC also owns five wins on the year over this year’s tournament field, including eighth-seeded Belhaven. “Our guys are anxious to play,” Hodges said. “We enter as the No. 3 seed and know that we will face difficult competition. The team has been training hard and I expect us to be ready to compete.”

FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014 • 3B


Brookwood to honor three hoops signees

Brookwood’s basketball program will honor college signees Kendall Joseph, Jordan Locke and Nate Rosetti today with a signing ceremony at the high school. Joseph, a 6-foot-2 guard who has signed with Clayton State, averaged a teamhigh 16.3 points and 5.4 rebounds as a senior, earning first-team All-Region 8-AAAAAA and secondteam all-county honors from the Gwinnett Tipoff Club. He also played in the Gwinnett Senior All-Star Game. Locke, a 6-5 forward, is headed to Shorter, where he will play both basketball and soccer. In basketball, he averaged 4.6 rebounds and led the team in charges taken. He was voted the Region 8-AAAAAA defender of the year in soccer this season. Rosetti, a 6-4 forward, is a LaGrange signee. He averaged 6 points and 5 rebounds as a senior, earning Gwinnett Tipoff Club player of the month honors in January and playing with Joseph in the Gwinnett all-star game. He also has a 3.8 GPA and was named as the boys selection for Brookwood’s Outstanding Senior Athlete.

Mill Creek’s McCrosson, Gayle to pick colleges Mill Creek seniors Shannon McCrosson and Ashley Gayle, who both will play college basketball, will be honored today with a signing ceremony in the high school’s media center. The event begins at 3:15 p.m. McCrosson, who will play for Armstrong Atlantic, set the Mill Creek record for assists in a season with 147 (5.1 per game) as a senior. The point guard ranks third on the Hawks’ all-time assists list. Gayle, who is headed to Emmanuel College, averaged 5.3 points and 6 rebounds as a senior. The post also was the Hawks’ top interior defender.

Duluth’s Wright has highest finish on Symetra Tour

Duluth resident Kendall Wright had her first top10 finish on the Symetra Tour last weekend, tying for seventh at the Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial after a final-round 68. The 23-year-old finished the three-day, women’s professional golf tournament in Fort Myers, Fla., at evenpar. She shot 76 and 72 the first two rounds, earning $2,317 for her finish. Wright, who played for the Georgia Bulldogs in 2009-10 before turning pro, plays this week in the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic in Greenwood, S.C.

Heritage to host Nike Golf School

Catcher helps lead G-Braves’ 4-3 victory By Guy Curtright Staff Correspondent

LAWRENCEVILLE — Christian Bethancourt has struggled the first three weeks of the International League season, his numbers hardly resembling what you’d expect from someone touted as the Atlanta Braves’ catcher of the future. “He’s a young kid and this is a tough league with a lot of guys who know what they’re doing,” Gwinnett manager Brian Snitker said of the 22-year-old native of Panama’s introduction to Class AAA. Bethancourt, though, is starting to get acclimated. The right-handed hitter was 2-for-4 and drove in a run Thursday as the GBraves’ defeated Buffalo 4-3 at Coolray Field. In Bethancourt’s past 10 games, he is batting .325 with three double, a homer and eight RBIs. That’s a complete turnaround from

Gwinnett Braves Jose Constanza had a two-run double and finished 4-for-5 with three stolen bases in a win over Buffalo on Thursday. (Photo: Chris Roughgarden/ Gwinnett Braves)

his early woes. “We’re player development and he’s developing,” Snitker said. “The talent is there. We just have to keep putting him out there and let him have time to mature. I think he’s holding his own fine.” Bethancourt drove in the first run as Gwinnett (18-15) scored four times in the sixth inning to overcome a 3-0 deficit and defeat Buffalo (18-13) for the third straight time after the homestand started with five consecutive losses. Left fielder Jose Con-

stanza had a two-run double in the big inning and finished 4-for-5 with three stolen bases. Center fielder Todd Cunningham drove in the fourth run and was 2-for-5 to lift his average to .308 after a 14-for35 homestand. Bethancourt’s average is up to .253 thanks to a 11-for-28 stretch and he has two doubles, a homer and eight RBIs in his past seven games. “I think he’ll hit and he is starting to show that,” Snitker said. Bethancourt, however,

is rated as Atlanta top nonpitching prospect because of what he can do behind the plate, not at it. He hadn’t been living up to his defensive reputation early in the season, though. Bethancourt has six passed balls and his throwing has been erratic as well. Of the first 21 runners trying to steal against him, Bethancourt nailed just six. That wouldn’t be too bad for some catchers, but not what is expected of a top prospect.

“His arm is very strong, but you’ve got to get it over the bag to be effective,” Snitker said. Staying focused is the key. “You’ve got to be on top of things every pitch,” said Snitker, a former catcher himself. “It takes longer for a catcher to develop than any other player. It’s a process. It takes time. There are no shortcuts.” Notes: Pedro Beato got credit for his first victory with two scoreless innings of relief and Juan Jaime picked up his seventh save. … The attendance of 8,315 for the education day game, which began at 10:35 a.m., was the largest crowd of the season at Coolray Field. … Gwinnett will play four games at Lehigh Valley and then four at Buffalo during the eight-day trip before returning home to open a series with Indianapolis on May 17. … Lehigh Valley outscored Gwinnett 26-14 while sweeping four games at Coolray Field. … Gus Schlosser, who gave up three homers to the IronPigs while losing his first appearance Sunday after being sent down by Atlanta, will start the series opener tonight. … Lehigh Valley’s scheduled starter is lefty Greg Smith (3-0, 2.27 ERA).


Blaney’s race weekend features Cup debut By Jim Pedley

The Sports Xchange

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Ryan Blaney remembers well the time last year when he beat his father in a dirt Modified Series race. In the days afterward, the 20-year-old driver, who is now a NASCAR star-in-the-making, made sure that his father also would remember it well. “I definitely gave him grief,” a grinning Ryan said Thursday at Kansas Speedway, site of this weekend’s NASCAR action. On Saturday night, the younger Blaney will have a chance to improve on his record against his father, but this time on a much bigger stage as he

and dad Dave Blaney are both entered in the 5-Hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway (7:30 p.m., Fox). If Ryan qualifies his No. 12 Team Penske SKF Ford for the Kansas race today, it will be his Sprint Cup debut. He will also be pulling double duty at Kansas if he qualifies, as Ryan is entered in the SFP 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event on Friday night (8:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1). Yep, big weekend for Ryan Blaney. The one he has waited for all his racing life, he said Thursday during a media session in the Kansas infield.

With that in mind, the plan for the Cup race is simple. “You hope to just get experience and run all 400 miles and not do anything foolish,” Ryan said. “Hopefully, you get a good finish out of it and not make any mistakes. That’s the worst thing you can do as a rookie, make a huge mistake in your debut.” A week ago at Talladega Superspeedway, Blaney made a huge mistake in the Nationwide Series race. Running side-by-side with leader Elliott Sadler, Blaney suddenly moved down the track, made contact and crashed into the wall. As a result, he was toasted on social media and his NASCAR grow-

ing process, um, supplemented. “I was trying to do too many things at once and unfortunately we messed up and that’s something hard to bear,” he said. “You never want to be the cause of that big event incident at a racetrack, especially at speedways. Unfortunately, I was and I caught a lot of hate for it over social media and stuff like that. “No matter how hard it was to put it behind you, I tried to forget about it. Monday, I finally put it behind me.” This weekend is his weekend. It will begin for him Friday night in a series in which he has made very few mistakes since his debut 33 races ago. He is a two-time winner in a

Camping World truck and has finished sixth at Daytona and fifth in Martinsville this year. Then, if all goes well in qualifying, there will be the historic Cup debut and the intra-family grudge match that goes with it. Ryan and Dave Blaney, 51, would be the first father/son duo to compete in the same Cup Series event since Bobby Hamilton Sr. and Jr. raced at Atlanta on Oct. 30, 2005. “I think it would be really great,” Ryan said of Blaney vs. Blaney. “Just being part of that list would be really cool, of father/sons who have raced a Cup race together. “We were able to run the truck race at Eldora together last year and that was a blast.”

For Kansas winners, something has to give Kansas Speedway. That fab five rank Kansas Speedway has 1-through-5 in Kansas spread the wealth durSpeedway driver rating, ing its 14-year stay on with the breakdown as the NASCAR Sprint Cup such: Johnson 118.9; KensSeries schedule. eth 109.6; Biffle 106.9; It wasn’t always so Gordon 99.6; Stewart 97.5. generous, of course — not Biffle could be the smart after Jeff Gordon reeled pick. His team, Roush off back-to-back wins in Fenway Racing, has won 2001-02, Kansas Speedfour times at Kansas way’s first two seasons. Speedway, accounting for But then, Kansas welall of Ford’s victories at comed six different drivers the 1.5-mile speedway, to Victory Lane in the next with wins by former RFR six races. And after that, drivers Kenseth and Mark another six unique winners. Martin joining Biffle’s Which all leads to a re- two. Also, Biffle comes cord book long on parity. off an impressive secondFive drivers share the place effort at the largest all-time wins lead at Kan- and most precarious track sas with two wins apiece. in the series, Talladega Joining Gordon atop that Superspeedway. list are Greg Biffle, JimBiffle was asked about mie Johnson, Matt Kensbecoming the first threeeth and Tony Stewart. time Kansas winner. That bunch, who “I didn’t know that combine for 14 NASCAR stat; I’d be super-excited Sprint Cup Series chamto win there to start with, pionships, one NASCAR but to be the first guy to Nationwide Series title win three there would be and one NASCAR Camp- pretty neat … I love that ing World Truck Series race track,” Biffle said. championship, also share “It sure would have been another trait — one a little nice (at Talladega) to get a less enviable. win (working) toward the They are all still lookChase, but we’ve got some ing for their first win of great race tracks coming 2014, and the likely Chase up, as well. … It would for the NASCAR Sprint have been nice.” Cup spot that goes with it. The statistics suggest Kennedy returns to track that breakthrough win will after getting diploma come in Saturday night’s Sure, the trucks have 5-hour ENERGY 400 at been silent for much of the The Sports Xchange

past month — save for a test session or two — but that doesn’t mean its drivers have used the opportunity to take an extended vacation.

Quite the opposite. And few have been busier than Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Ben Kennedy. Kennedy, who scored his career-best finish

(third) during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ last race at Martinsville Speedway, earned his college degree last Saturday.


A DADDy- DAughter DAte Night From gwiNNett BrAves!





Gwinnett’s Heritage Golf Links and The Blue Giraffe Golf Institute have announced that the Tucker facility has become an official site for U.S. Sports Camps and only the fifth Nike Golf School in the state of Georgia. This year’s program will take place from June 23-27 with male and female students ranging in age from 7 to 16. The camp is structured to work with golfers of all skill levels and provide the basic essentials of course training along with some of the most advanced technologies available to the game. To sign up for the Nike Golf Camp, visit www. — From staff reports

Young Bethancourt making progress

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season. Attempting to clear 13-6, Onyeanula seeing Lambert’s Mason snapped his pole on his Lord and South Gwinapproach and pieces shot nett’s Donald Onyeanula toward him and into the miss on their three atassembled family and tempts. coaches. The noise drew “It was nerve-wrackquestioning glances from ing,” Hall said of jumping across the stadium. It was in the small final group. the third time it’s hap“I just tried to stay calm pened to Onyeanula, but and focus on me.” it left him looking for a Lord finished second pole. He found one a bit and Onyeanula took a shorter and designed for disappointing third. Onless weight and promptly yeanula’s teammate Che missed his first two Curtis finished in fifth jumps with a new pole. and Mill Creek’s Jacob He cleared on his third, Zambo finished tied for setting him up for his topseventh. three finish. “It’s tough,” Onyeanula When he cleared, his said, “especially when coach, Carlos Freytes, you work hard and you shouted in exhaultation. don’t get anywhere.” Freytes coached OnThe senior Onyeanula yeanula since the native eventually conceded of Nigeria started pole his third place was an vaulting in high school. improvement over last “I was ecstatic to year’s fifth, but he came clear,” Onyeanula said. to his final high school “It’s not my last day.” meet eyeing a state title. Thursday was for Hall, But things didn’t come who admitted some meltogether for the vaulter ancholy. who will be a part of “I am definitely happy Kennesaw State’s track I finished the way I did,” and field team next Hall said.

A general view of Jefferson Memorial Stadium during Thursday’s track & field state championship meet at Jefferson Memorial Stadium. (Photo: Kyle Hess)

TRACK & FIELD STATE PLACERS Jefferson Memorial Stadium, Jefferson Thursday’s boys finals Class AAAAAA First place Jake Hall, Mill Creek, pole vault, 14 John Patterson, Parkview, discus, 175-01 Jeremy McDuffie, Shiloh, triple jump, 49 Bailey Vitatoe, Brookwood, high jump, 6-10 Second place Josh Englalls, Brookwood, 1,600, 4:12.82 Third place Donald Onyeanula, South Gwinnett, pole vault, 13.06 John Paul Harley, North Gwinnett, high jump 6-10 Tyler Woodrome, Mill Creek, 1,600, 4:13.41 Fourth place Ben Yarn, Collins Hill, shot put, 53-7.75 Nathan Strother, Norcross, long jump, 23-3.5 Will Henderson, Parkview, 1,600, 4:14.54 Fifth place Che Curtis, South Gwinnett, pole vault, 13 John Patterson, Parkview, shot put, 53-7.5 Sloan Huff, Archer, discus, 153-07 Bailey Vitatoe, Brookwood, long jump, 2211.25 Bryan Kamau, Shiloh, 1,600, 4:14.87 Sixth place Miles Yapp, Brookwood, 1,600, 4:18.64 Seventh place Jacob Zambo, Mill Creek, pole vault, 12.06 Devante’ Kershaw, North Gwinnett, triple jump, 45-7.75 Eighth place Tyree Davis, Dacula, shot put 50-7 Dozie Ojiagbaje, Berkmar, discus, 147-10 John Paul Harvey, North Gwinnett, long jump, 23-3.5 Daniel Ellis, Collins Hill, 1,600, 4:19.68 Class AAAA First place Devin Valentine, Lanier, triple jump, 48-9 Fifth place Simon Shafack, Lanier, triple jump, 45-7.25 Devin Valentine, Lanier, long jump, 22-8.5 Class AAA Second place David Curry, Buford, pole vault, 14-06 Seventh place Dequavious Picou, Buford, discus, 133-07 Class AA Third place Miller Kettle, GAC, 1,600, 4:26.21 Sixth place

Nathan Settlage, Wesleyan, pole vault, 12-6 Class A (Private) Fifth place Kevin Randrup, Providence, discus, 133-01 Seventh place Justin Wright, Providence, high jump, 5-10 Colson Hagan, Hebron, 1,600, 4:33.33 Team Results Top 10 and Gwinnett schools Class AAAAAA 1. Brookwood 25 2. Lovejoy 20 3. Parkview 19 4. Mill Creek 17.5 5. Roswell 17 6. Hillgrove 16 7. Walton 15 8. Shiloh 14 9. Newnan 10 9. Rockdale 10 9. Newton 10 9. Harrison 10 9. South Gwinnett 10 14. North Gwinnett 9 18. Collins Hill 19. Norcross 5 21. Archer 4 30. Dacula 1 30. Berkmar 1 Class AAAA 1. Redan 33 2. Marist School 27 3. Carrollton 26 4. Lanier 18 5. LaGrange 14 6. Westover 12 7. Eastside 11 8. Alexander 10 8. Gilmer 10 8. Cedartown 1 Class AAA 1. St. Pius X 63 2. Cedar Grove 22 3. North Hall 19 4. Elbert County Comp 13 5. Central Carroll 11 5. Southeast Bulloch 11 7. Henry County 10.50 8. White County 10 8. Coahulla Creek 10 8. Buford 10 Class AA 1. Westminster 35.5 2. Jefferson 32 3. Lamar County 29 4. Fitzgerald 22 5. Calhoun 18 6. Early County 17.50 7. Rabun County 12 8. Bleckley County 11 9. McIntosh County Academy 10 9. Lovett 10 14. GAC 6 23. Wesleyan 2.5 Class A (Private) 1. Athens Christian 68 2. First Presbyterian 33 3. Our Lady of Mercy 29 4. Eagle’s Landing Christian 23.50 5. Mt. Pisgah 15 5. Whitefield Academy 15 7. Athens Academy 12 7. Prince Ave. Christian 12 9 Hebron 8 9. Galloway 8 11. Providence Christian 6 •From Page 1B


game at 3-all, and another bad-hop single off the bat Meanwhile, the Lamof Kyle McCann — this bert hitters got a couple of one with two outs — breaks of their own that led pushed across another run to a big inning in the botto give Lambert a 4-3 lead. tom of the third. “I thought our hitters Mill Creek’s Cameron did a great job of adjustTurley (3-1) had gotten ing to what (Mill Creek’s) five of his first six outs on pitchers were trying to the ground, and got Eric do, which was obviously Furphy to hit what looked stay away, away,” Lamlike a routine grounder to bert coach Jamie Corr short to lead off the inning. said. “We had to make an But the ball took a wicked adjustment and serve the hop over the head of Logan ball into the opposite field. Moseley for a single, and Turley did an incredible opened the floodgates for a job with his change-up, rally that included six hits. keeping our guys off balA bases-loaded walk to ance. But as the game went Tucker Maxwell sandon, we made some adjustwiched between RBI ments, stayed back (on the singles from J.D. Dutka ball) and used the whole and Ian Kimbrell to tie the field.”

•From Page 1B time, I tell ya,” Matthews said after being selected. Matthews is part of a genealogical phenomenon featuring family bloodlines in the NFL that date back to his grandfather, offensive tackle/linebacker William Clay Matthews Sr., a 27thround draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers (1949), who wrapped a four-year pro football career around a stint in the Korean War. Grandad’s various football-playing descendants include, from Jake’s familial perspective (inhale): • Uncle William Clay Matthews Jr., a linebacker and former first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns (first round, No. 12 overall, 1978) who spent 19 years in the NFL.

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strand those runners, and Turner Scruggs retired the Hawks in order in the seventh with two strikeouts to secure his second save of the season, and the series for Lambert. Dutka finished the game 2-for-4 with three RBIs, while Beer, Chickowski and Kimbrell also had two hits apiece. Meanwhile, Mill Creek’s season came to an end despite two hits from Freeland, plus the clutch RBIs from Brundage and Geist. “I’m so proud of these kids,” Jones said. “We got thumped the first game (of the series 12-0) and just battled (to force a third game). We just couldn’t finish the deal.”

Falcons • Cousins Clay Matthews III, linebacker for the Green Bay Packers (first round, No. 26 overall, 2009), linebacker Casey Matthews of the Philadelphia Eagles (a mere fourth-round pick, 116th overall, 2011); Austin Niklas, a 2012 graduate undrafted, unsigned linebacker from the Air Force, and his brother Troy Niklas, a tight end at Notre Dame and underclassman projected as a second-round prospect in this draft. • Siblings Kevin, a center undrafted in 2010 who played for the Tennessee Titans until 2012 and returned to them as a coach last year after missing the Washington Redskins’ final cut; and Mike, current starting center for Texas A&M (and already rated by those prophets

at as the No. 1 of 79 centers scheduled to be eligible for the 2016 draft if they wait that long). • Finally, there is Bruce Matthews, son of the original William Clay, brother of William Clay Jr. and father to Kevin, Mike and Jake — remember him? Bruce, a dominant and versatile offensive lineman, set the Matthews’ bar highest, first being drafted No. 9 overall by the Houston Oilers in 1978, then with 10 selections as an All-Pro, a record-tying 14 times on the Pro Bowl roster and, ultimately, induction into to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007. Cousin Troy Niklas could follow as the seventh Matthews offspring drafted, possibly in the second

round, and assuming they both sign, that would bring the family total to eight Matthews getting into the NFL. Jake is 6-foot-6, 308 pounds and maximizes his physical ability with a display of well-honed techniques reminiscent of those used by his Hall of Fame father, who could and did play every positions along the offensive line. Jake can do that and is even impressive as a snapper. “I’d like to think I wasn’t grandfathered in,” he offered as a pun against his high expectations. “I hope I earned my way here. It is special, the family I came from, and the relationships I have with my dad and cousins and brothers who have gone through this process, so that’s really special and something.”


last competitive swim at the London Olympics. The winning a gold medal in new job is only part of it, the 2012 Olympics — and though. cancer-free, Shanteau has He and his wife Jeri, enjoyed his foray into anlike Shanteau a former other side of health care. swimmer at Auburn, have a The 30-year-old, still seven-month-old daughter, based in California, works Vaughn. as a field clinical represen“(Parenthood) completetative for Boston Scientific. ly changes everything,” He sells and stays on top Shanteau said. “People of the maintenance of talk about how kids are the implantable pacemakers biggest thing you’ve ever and defibrillators, building experienced and everything long-term relationships else pales in comparison. I with each patient. was always skeptical with “My wife was in mediall I’ve been able to do cal devices for five years with swimming, but they’re and I saw her transition absolutely right. Being a and how she enjoyed parent is by far the best it,” said Shanteau, back thing I’ve ever done. It’s in town for his inducabsolutely unbelievable. I tion into the Gwinnett enjoy it more every day.” County Sports Hall of Not surprising given Fame tonight. “I wanted her parents’ background, to do patient health care Vaughn has already started and interact with patients swimming lessons. because of my background “We waited until six with cancer. The only months old,” Shanteau (devices) you can do that said. “It was more getting with is heart devices. It’s her comfortable in the not like orthopedics, where water, getting her used to you fit someone for the de- the water. I was shocked vice and you may not see that you can get kids 18 them again. When you fit months old to swim from someone with a pacemak- the middle of the pool to er, you see these people for the side, spider walk to the rest of your lives.” the ladder and climb out. Shanteau’s life has Obviously, she can learn to changed greatly since his swim and do whatever she

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An RBI single by Jake Chickowski plated another run in the fourth, while an error opened the door for Dutka’s clutch two-out, two run single in the fifth that gave the Longhorns a 7-3 lead before Mill Creek tried to muster one last rally in the sixth. Moseley led off with the game’s only extra-base hit, a double into the left-field corner, before back-toback singles by Zimmer and Austin Geist with two outs brought him home to pull the Hawks to within 7-4 and bring the tying run to the plate. But Beer bore down and got Andrew Wise, who had come on to pitch in the fourth, to foul out to first to

wants. But swimming is definitely an option.” Shanteau’s wife and daughter aren’t making the trip for this week’s induction, but his immediate family will be part of the celebration. The visit home is a rarity for an athlete who has trained elsewhere, first in Texas and later in California, since shortly after finishing his college career at Auburn, where he was an 11-time All-American on four straight NCAA championship teams. He takes two or three trips back home each year, including one for his annual cancer fundraiser, Eric Shanteau’s Swim For Your Life, on Lake Lanier. This year’s event, featuring clinics and open-water swims, is Sept. 20 (more information at This visit is about celebrating his career — one that saw him break both American records in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke and swim on a world record 400 medley relay — and where it all started. “It’s definitely an honor for me to go back, go back to my roots so to speak, to where everything I did before the Olympics and Nationals growing up

outside Atlanta,” Shanteau said. “I think the hall of fame is going to be a lot of fun, going back to where I got my start and set the foundation for the rest of my career.” Shanteau grew up training in Gwinnett at SwimAtlanta, and chose his longtime coach Chris Davis to introduce him at today’s banquet. “It wasn’t even a thought, it was definitely Chris Davis,” Shanteau said of his selection. “It’s again, kind of going back where I got my start, swimming at the SwimAtlanta program. I started at a stroke clinic there when I was 5 years old and never left until I went to college. And (Davis) was influential in all my decisions in my pro career, whether it was the decision to go to Auburn, to move to Texas after that and or making the decision to move to USC the last two years of my career. Chris is probably the biggest influence throughout my career, even though I didn’t swim for him the last 10 years of my career. That says a lot about how I trust him. He always steered me in the right direction.”


offers hope in the sport. His throw of 266 feet, 9 to do, which is coaching. inches (80.31 meters) in At some point in the next 2011 was the world’s top couple of years, I might get throw of the year and the into coaching.” best by an American since Johnson, who will be 2000. He’s one of only inducted tonight into the three U.S. throwers to ever Gwinnett County Sports cross the 80-meter mark. Hall of Fame, still has Johnson aims to push goals in front of him as a Americans back to the competitor, though. forefront in the hammer He’s had great successes throw as an athlete, but internationally in the ham- that quest also drives his mer throw, winning gold interest in coaching. His with a Pan Am Games relong-term goal is to run cord in 2011 and winning his own track and field the USA Outdoor national training facility, and his title in 2011, establishing previous home in Gwinhimself as the event’s best nett would be an attractive hope in his marquee event. location, he said. He broke through to reach “The way our coach his first Olympics in 2012, has it set up here is great,” making the finals and finJohnson said of his current ishing ninth. training facility in Canada. Americans have strug“I want to be able to train gled in the hammer throw kids from 2 years old to internationally, so Johnson 30-something. Basically

I want to give back to the sport that gave me so much and do my best to change how the U.S. is viewed as a hammer nation, as a throwing nation. People think we’re weak, and we are. But it’s not for lack of talent. We have talent all over the place.” Johnson’s talent will be celebrated at the Gwinnett Sports Hall of Fame banquet, where his former high school coach Jim Yike will induct him. His close family will be a part of the special night, too, including his wife Crystal SmithJohnson, an accomplished Canadian thrower herself. The couple has a 2-yearold daughter, Brooklyn, who already imitates her dad’s spinning motion on throws. “It’s good. I love it. I love being a dad,” Johnson said.

“She likes to do everything. She’s been all over the world already. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.” The family gets to tour Johnson’s hometown this weekend, part of the festivities planned during the fun trip. “I think going in (to the hall of fame) is awesome,” Johnson said. “I’m glad to be a part of it. … I haven’t been back to Georgia in a long time. It will be great to come back and see some friends. Just going around and seeing what’s different or changed since I’ve been gone will be fun. I know seeing pictures my friends post on social media, it seems like Suwanee’s grown a lot. The last time I’ve been back there has been awhile. It’s been over five years. I’m looking forward to it.”

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Lanier’s Valentine wins third triple jump crown By Ben Beitzel

Actually, he admitted, he didn’t practice it at all. Unlike last year, where McDuffie jumped in two separate events and ran one hurdles race, this year he plans to race in both hurdles and decided to just focus on the triple jump. Without practicing, the focus was relying on muscle memory and past practice. It didn’t get him a personal best, but it did win him a state title. Buford’s Dequavious Picou competes in the Class AAA With a jump of 49 feet, discus during Thursday’s track & field state championMcDuffie won by nearly a ships at Jefferson Memorial Stadium. (Photo: Kyle Hess) foot over Lovejoy’s Preston Williams and was also head of North Gwinnett’s Devante’ Kershaw, who finished fifth. But with the jump over, McDuffie left Jefferson on Thursday hoping to live up to his top billing in both the 110 and 300 hurdles. “Now I can just focus on the hurdles and get what I can get,” McDuffie said.


JEFFERSON — Devin Valentine owns the perfect hat to wear to the Georgia boys state track and field meet. Well now, he owns three. Calling it a small bit of “intimidation” the Lanier senior wore his 2013 state champion hat before and after he competed in his signature triple jump event this year. A two-time winner already, the hat didn’t cause Valentine’s early trouble, it was his shoes. He modified his worn track shoes with new soles prior to the meet and scratched in an early jump and limped into the finals against as tough a field as the Louisville-bound Valentine has seen with a jump of 47 feet, 4.25 inches. “It was really rough,” Valentine said. He removed the soles for the finals and turned in final jumps of 48-08 and 4809, an inch away from his best jump, but far enough for his third straight state title in the triple jump, this year in Class AAAA. On the victory podium, he swapped his faded white 2013 white hat for a crisp 2014 red version. “It’s humbling every time,” Valentine said. “This year, I knew there was tough competition. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy.” Valentine bested the runner up Chris McBride of Redan by less than nine inches. Teammate and classmate Simon Shafack finished fifth with a best jump of 45-07.5. “They made me work for it,” Valentine said, “which hasn’t happened in a long time.” Relief, victory by an ankle Bailey Vitatoe sat with

Buford’s Picou sees

Parkview’s John Patterson competes in the Class height of competition Lanier’s Devin Valentine competes in the Class AAAA tri- AAAAAA discus during Thursday’s track & field state During one of the day’s ple jump during Thursday’s track & field state champion- championship meet at Jefferson Memorial Stadium. most impressive displays, ships at Jefferson Memorial Stadium. (Photo: Kyle Hess) (Photo: Kyle Hess) Buford’s Dequavious Pi-

the perfect angle to see the high jump bar. The Brookwood senior had just missed his third and final attempt at besting seven feet and, along with North Gwinnett’s John Paul Harley, watched Newnan’s Joshua Hill make his last past. “I had the perfect angle, I saw his shoulder get over and then his butt, that’s the hardest thing to get over, I was hitting it with my butt all day,” Vitatoe said. “Then his ankle hit (the bar).” Hill’s miss sent the championship to previous misses and with just two in the competition, Vitatoe claimed his first state title in the last event of his high school career. “This was my goal all

year,” Vitatoe said just following the announcement by the official. Once the event reached 6 feet, 10 inches, there were just three remaining, adding intensity to the championship. They all hit the height on their third try. For Harley it was a personal best and he celebrated accordingly. “I couldn’t believe I got over it,” said Harley, who finished third. “I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited high jumping.” Vitatoe was more reserved, at least in the moment, but promised he was thrilled. “I don’t know why I didn’t (act excited),” he said. “I’m definitely excited.”

Patterson survives slight trepidation John Patterson thought, perhaps, nerves played a role in his first few throws. The Parkview senior, headed to Wofford to play football next season, tossed his first two discus attempts less than 160 feet, well below the expectations. “It was a little bit of nerves,” Patterson said. Patterson, a two-time state placer in discus, was runner-up a year ago at the state meet. The success set his sites higher this year. Patterson reached the finals and, sufficiently calm, unleashed a throw of 175-01, breaking his own school record and winning the Class AAAAAA discus

state title by more than five feet. “I am going to college to play football, I thought this is my last opportunity with track,” Patterson said. “I wanted to end on a good note.” Not only did Patterson win and set a new personal mark in the discus, earlier in the day he finished fifth in the shot put with another personal best throw of 5307.25. “That showed a little want-to,” he said. “I knew time was dwindling down to put it all together.” Bigger hurdles ahead for Shiloh’s McDuffie Shiloh’s Jeremy McDuffie didn’t spent much time practicing his triple jump this past week.

cou watched from up close. The Buford junior was in the same Class AAA discus final flight as St. Pius X’s Daniel Haugh while the eventual champion threw well past all of his competition. Picou didn’t set a new personal best, but finished seventh in the event with a throw of 133-07, 61 feet shy of Haugh. “It just shows you there is room for improvement,” Picou said. “Lot’s of improvement. “You just have to be yourself. You can’t be anyone else. You just have fun.” Picou also competed in the shot put, coming short of placing, but near his goal distance. “I felt good today,” he said. “It was a good day.”

Getting to Know … Kimberlee Hajiric An individual coming back to coach at one’s alma mater is hardly unusual. To do so at the young age of 23, as new Collins Hill volleyball coach Kimberlee Hajiric will begin doing this summer, is. The former Eagles standout and 2009 Collins Hill graduate isn’t a total newcomer, having coached the school’s junior varsity team last fall. She recently spoke with staff writer David Friedlander about the challenges of being such a young coach and returning to coach a program which she played for just some five years ago under her maiden name, Kimberlee Mankin. DF: Did you ever imaging getting a varsity head coaching opportunity this early in your career? Was coaching even in your plans when you graduated high school? KH: I think that in the back of my mind, I always wanted to coach. Obviously, when you’re going to (college) and trying to decide on a degree, you choose a career, and then if your passion falls into place, then great. I think that coaching is a passion of mine. So I’m not surprised to do that on top of teaching. But no, I never imagined being able to coach at 23.

for a few years after you graduated. Does it seem strange to you that one of your former coaches is now working with and for you? KH: Yes. (Laughs) It’s strange, but it’s great at the same time. She and I have developed a friendship through all of this, which I think you never imagine in high school that you’re ever going to be friends with your assistant coach and working alongside her. So it’s neat, and I’m excited. We both have the Collins Hill grad Kimberlee Hajiric was recently named same passion and we’re the head volleyball coach at her alma mater. (Staff Photo: very similar in how we David Friedlander) coach. been so welcomed here. DF: While this is your first varsity head coaching job, it’s not like you’re being thrown into the fire, right? KH: This past year, I was the JV coach. And then throughout college, I was doing skill camps and mostly side coaching stuff.

DF: It’s still an enormous responsibility for anybody of any age. Is that something that you thought about when you were interviewing for the job? KH: Yes. People keep telling me I’m going to discover this. I think my lack of hesitation just comes from — I think I just kind of take things as DF: Did you ever imag- they come to me. Is this ine yourself coming back job a big responsibility? to your former school to Yes. Do I think I’m totally teach and coach? capable? Absolutely. KH: No, I never thought that I would be back at DF: Inevitably, quesCollins Hill. Now that I’m tions about your age will back, I don’t really imagcome up, likely from parine myself at (another) ents, or even colleagues, school just because I have who are skeptical that

you’re ready to handle this job yet. I get the feeling you’ve got an idea of how to answer those questions. KH: Yeah, I think being in education helps with that. I would say as a teacher, you’re given the responsibility of educating somebody’s child. That’s a huge responsibility in itself. I have dealt with parents on that kind of level. So I would say there are going to be people who doubt me and doubt my ability because of my age. I think that (Collins Hill administration has) given me this position, but they haven’t given it to me alone. I have a supportive staff that’s really helped. Scarlett (Straughan), my assistant, is going to be a big help. DF: Which leads to the inevitable next question. Scarlett was an assistant coach with the program when you were playing here and eventually took the head coaching job

DF: It’s got to be nice to have someone with her experience to lean on in the early days as you get your feet wet, so to speak. KH: Yeah, it is really great. … She’s been a head coach and she knows what to expect, and I think should there be anything in front of me that I can’t handle or I’m not really sure about, she’ll be there. DF: Now, when Scarlett stepped down, she moved over to help softball coach Paul Pierce as an assistant to his staff, which, if I remember correctly, is something she was really looking forward to doing at the time. I guess the fact she’s willing to put that aside to come back to help you with the volleyball program says a lot, doesn’t it? KH: Yes, and I appreciate her for that, too. She’s the type of person that she’s going to do whatever benefit the most people. I think softball is something she really wanted to do,

but she’s willing to come back, and I think that says a lot about her character. DF: That said, not only is your top assistant going to be familiar with you, I’m sure some of these players will be, too. Some of these older ones, in particular, you probably know not only from the JV program last year, but as they were growing up in neighborhood. KH: Yeah, a couple of them. Our setter Jen Ahlswede, I actually played with her sister (Katherine). She was a freshman when I was a senior. So you get that a little bit. I’m teaching some of my friends’ siblings now. DF: I’m thinking you might have already worked with some of them through neighborhood junior camps. Do you think that’s going to help you work with them now on the high school level and maybe relate to them, since they already know what you’re like? KH: Yeah, and what’s nice is the girls that I’ve coached on the JV level, the girls that do move up to varsity, they know what to expect from me. So I think that’s a good position to be in coming in. They know what to expect from me as a coach already. DF: The other really big challenge you face coming in is competing in an area that has been dominated by the likes of North Gwinnett and Mill Creek in recent years, and in a state in which outside areas like North Fulton and Cobb County

have dominated. While the program has had its share of success of the years, what do you think you need to do to help bring it up to another level? KH: I think that the middle school program that (outgoing coach) Ashley (Watson) started two years ago … is going to be essential. What we’re finding is, in order for even Gwinnett County schools to compete with the rest of the state, … we’ve got to build a feeder program. We need girls coming up playing volleyball from young ages. You see that with all the other sports except volleyball. DF: It seems like Gwinnett County has just been getting started with that in recent years. KH: I’t’s interesting because every other sport, … a lot of the younger programs already have that in place. But I think with volleyball, because you need a facility, it’s not just outdoors on a field, it’s been a little tougher. And we compete with gym space with basketball and other sports. DF: Have you developed a plan yet on how you plan to build the team on the court? KH: I like to build well-rounded players. Obviously, in volleyball height plays a lot into it, but I would like my girls to be able to play all the way around (the court). I want them to play front row and back row and really be scrappy, dynamic players who can adjust to whatever (situation).

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Fans Choice Female Athlete of the Week Who: Cairo Booker School: Wesleyan Class: Sophomore Sport: Track and field Highlights: Won the Class AA state championship in the 400-meter race and the 1,600-meter relay Coach Candler Baxley’s take: “Cairo is an exceptional athlete who gives her best in competition, and has her best performances as the stakes get higher. She is always ready to lead, both in workouts and in races, and is willing to experience pain in an effort to score for her team. As coaches, we are thankful to have the opportunity to work with Cairo, because she is so joyful every day.”

Fans Choice Male Athlete of the Week Who: Adeola Oke School: Central Gwinnett Class: Freshman Sport: Soccer Highlights: Scored the lone goal in the Black Knights’ 1-0, first-round playoff victory over Centennial Coach Cory Morgan’s take: “Adeola started the year primarily as a JV player, but as the season went on I brought him up to the varsity because of the improvements he showed. Adeola played 10 games on varsity, and he saw his playing time increase each game. He has a bright future if he continues to work hard and strives to improve every day. Adeola was a role player for the varsity this year, coming off of the bench to give us a spark. In Adeola’s 10 games for us he tallied one goal and four assists. The goal he scored against Centennial was a matter of him having the discipline to be where he was supposed to be, with a touch of flair.”

Clowney’s ceiling as high as he lifts it

style formations were the exception. Today, they are the norm. Jadeveon Clowney said The St. Louis Rams hello to Houston, when used the second pick of the the Texans spent the first draft to take Auburn offenoverall pick in the draft on sive tackle Greg Robinson, Thursday to land the South with the Jacksonville JagCarolina junior defensive uars grabbing quarterback end. Blake Bortles of Central The Texans used their Florida University with the full 10-minute allotment third choice. before handing in the Jacksonville’s selection selection to NFL comof Bortles seemed to stun missioner Roger Goodell, the crowd, many of whom but it was expected to be had anticipated that Texas Clowney despite HousA&M’s Johnny Manziel ton’s great need for a would be the first quarterquarterback. It won’t back taken in the draft. take much time at all for The first trade of the on-field expectations to draft sent Cleveland’s reach unrealistic levels for pick to the Buffalo Bills, Clowney, but the 21-yearwho used the fourth pick old is accustomed to to take dynamic wide other-worldly visions for Jadeveon Clowney poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being select- receiver Sammy Watkins ed as the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s first round of the draft to the Houston Tex- of Clemson. potential. The Texans held the No. ans at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (USA Today Sports: Adam Hunger) In return, the Browns 1 overall pick for the third got Buffalo’s first-round time in franchise history. to make extreme comwas named SEC Defenand Wade Phillips’ defense pick, number nine overall, Houston drafted defenparisons of Clowney — to sive Player of the Year. He finished seventh overall, as well as the Bills’ firstsive end Mario Williams Hall of Famers Bruce finished sixth in Heisman but surrendered big plays round choice in 2015 and in 2006 and quarterback Smith and Lawrence Tay- Trophy balloting. The pre- too often and gave up altheir fourth-round pick David Carr in 2002. lor, among other. cipitous decline in output most four touchdowns per next year. Owner Bob McNair, “I love to watch him. in 2013 to 11.5 tackles for game (24th in the NFL). Hard-hitting linebacker a South Carolina alumI think I can do what he loss and 3.5 sacks pulled With All-Pro left deKhalil Mack from the nus, said multiple times did — run around a lot of critics out of the woodfensive end J.J. Watt, the University of Buffalo was — including this week guys, make a lot of plays, work to take Clowney to 11th overall pick in 2011, taken fifth by the Oakland — Clowney was the best even though you can’t hit task for questionable effort drawing near-constant Raiders ahead of offensive player in the draft. Some like they were hitting back and intensity. double team blocks and tackle Jake Matthews of viewed that as bait in the then,” Clowney said of the “I’m going to go out first-round picks at two Texas A&M, the latest water from a franchise comparison to LT. there and work hard for linebacker positions — member of his illustrious outwardly trolling for a Based on talent alone, the Texans,” Clowney told Brian Cushing inside and NFL family to join the trade partner, but the poClowney could have been NFL Network’s Deion Whitney Mercilus at right league after being selected tential for greatness is un- the first player drafted in Sanders after shaking outside ‘backer — defenby Atlanta. deniable with the 6-foot-5, 2013. Due to NFL rules, hands with Goodell at the sive coordinator Romeo Cleveland kept their 266-pound phenom. he wasn’t eligible and podium. “I know what I Crennel could assemble a trading cap on, sending a “He is a remarkable perhaps coasted through can do on the field. I’m fearsome defensive front. fifth-round pick to Minplayer. He’s one of these his junior season. That was going to go out there and Clowney was a defennesota to move from ninth players that’s really a the public perception. But prove it to these guys who sive end at South Carolina, to eighth spot and select once-in-every-10-years coach Gamecocks Steve have been doubting me, and projects to outside cornerback Justin Gilbert kind of physical specimen Spurrier, who didn’t deny and just work.” linebacker in the Texans’ after the Tampa Bay Bucthat comes along,” McNair an average work ethic and Texans coach Bill “multiple” defense that caneers selected towering said. compared Clowney to for- O’Brien, whose backemphasizes a three-down wide receiver Mike Evans Clowney runs the 40mer first-round pick Jevon ground is offense with linemen front. Watt is also from Texas A&M. yard dash in 4.47 seconds Kearse, said there were the New England Patriots adept at sliding inside on Minnesota followed by and 10-yard split of 1.55 times the Gamecocks took and at Penn State, said at pass-rushing downs. taking linebacker Anthony seconds — his official him off the field at pracClowney’s April Pro Day Crennel utilized Willie Barr out of UCLA before time was announced at tice knowing the offense workout in Columbia, McGinest, the fourth over- former Detroit Lions 4.53 at the Scouting Com- couldn’t handle him. S.C., that the Texans had all pick in 1994 and a 6-5, running back and Hall bine. He has an 83-inch Not many block“absolutely no concerns” 270-pound defensive end of Famer Barry Sanders wingspan, broad jumps ers could, at least in his about work ethic. convert, as a pass rusher announced that Detroit 10 feet, 5 inches and All-American sophomore The Texans are bank(86 career sacks), but had selected tight end Eric has a 37.5-inch vertical, season. Clowney led the ing on Clowney guiding a did so in an era in which Ebron from North Carothe kind of natural traits nation with 23.5 tackles rapid turnaround. Houston three- and four-wide lina to round out the top that sparked some scouts for loss and 13.5 sacks and had 31 sacks last season receiver spread offense 10 picks. By Jeff Reynolds The Sports Xchange

North’s James drafted in first round by Dolphins by the Miami Dolphins, who had a great need along Much like last year, the offensive front. The offensive tackles were a 6-foot-6, 311-pounder hot commodity in Thursis coming off a standout day’s NFL Draft and North career at Tennessee, where Gwinnett grad Ja’Wuan he started all 49 games of James was a beneficiary. his four seasons to a set a James was selected in the Volunteer record for an offirst round at No. 19 overall fensive lineman. From Staff Reports

“The guy’s a good football player,” ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said of James on the broadcast. “You think about what he did at right tackle, he started all 49 games of his college career at right tackle, the most in school history, and he has feet of a left tackle.

I was impressed with way he played all year.” James was the fifth offensive tackle taken in the first round, beginning with Auburn’s Greg Robinson to the St. Louis Rams at No. 2 overall. The others picked ahead of him were Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews (No.

6, Atlanta Falcons), Michigan’s Taylor Lewan (No. 11, Tennessee Titans) and Notre Dame’s Zack Martin (No. 16, Dallas Cowboys). “This man’s size and experience will serve him well in Miami,” ESPN analyst Jon Gruden said of James. James also got a nice

boost from his effort at the NFL Combine, running the 40-yard dash in 5.34 seconds, putting up 22 reps in the 225-pound bench press and posting a 29-inch vertical. James was a Daily Post all-county and Super Six selection as a high-schooler.

ers Championship, Third Round. From Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. NBC HOCKEY 1:30 p.m. — IIHF World Championship: Group B, USA vs. Switzerland. NBCSP MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 4 p.m. — San Francisco at Los Angeles Dodgers. FS1 7 p.m. — Cleveland at Tampa Bay. FS1 7 p.m. — Chicago Cubs at Atlanta. FSSO NFL Noon — 2014 Draft From Radio City Music Hall in New York. ESPN NBA 8:15 p.m. — Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets. Eastern Conference Semifinal, game 3. ABC 10:30 p.m. — San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers. Western Conference Semifinal, game 3. ESPN NHL 7 p.m. — Montreal at Boston. Eastern Conference Semifinal, game 5. NBCSP 9:30 p.m. — Anaheim at Los Angeles. Western Conference Semifinal, game 4. NBCSP

Selected the contract of RHP Justin Germano from Round Rock (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Activated 1B Adam Lind from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Chad Jenkins to Buffalo (IL). National League CHICAGO CUBS—Recalled LHP Zac Rosscup from Iowa (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Outrighted RHP Shawn Camp to Lehigh Valley (IL). Recalled RHP Luis Garcia from Lehigh Valley (IL). Sent LF Darin Ruf on a rehab assignment to Clearwater (FSL) PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Optioned RHP Phillip Irwin to Indianapolis (IL). SAN DIEGO PADRES—Designated RHP Hector Ambriz for assignment. Outrighted LF Xavier Nady to El Paso (PCL). Recalled RHP Kevin Quackenbush from El Pase (PCL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Sent LHP David Huff on a rehab assignment to Fresno (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Activated C Wilson Ramos from the 15-day DL. Optioned LF Tyler Moore to Syracuse (IL). BASKETBALL COLLEGE BASKETBALL TEXAS A&M—Named Rick Stansbury assistant coach. FOOTBALL National Football League WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Resigned S Tanard Jackson to a oneyear contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINS—Assigned LW Justin Florek to Providence (AHL). Recalled RW Matt Fraser from Providence (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS—Signed D Shayne Taker to a one-year, entrylevel contract. LOS ANGELES KINGS—Recalled D Colin Miller, C Nick Shore, D Derek Forbort, C Andy Andreoff, G Patrik Bartosak, C Jordan Weal, and RW Scott Sabourin from Manchester (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS—Signed D Greg Pateryn to a two-year, twoway contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Announced D Marek Malik has retired. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS—Fired assistant coach Dave Farrish. Fired assistant coach Greg Cronin. Fired assistant coach Scott Gordon. Signed head coach Randy Carlyle to a two-year contract extension.

SPORTS AT A GLANCE Baseball Major League Baseball NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division

W L Pct GB L10 Washington......... 19.15..559.....—...6-4 Miami.................. 19.15..559.....—...8-2 Atlanta................. 18.15..545..... .5...2-8 New York............. 16.17..485... 2.5...3-7 Philadelphia........ 15.18..455... 3.5...4-6 Central Division

W L Pct GB L10 Milwaukee........... 22.13..629.....—...4-6 St. Louis.............. 18.17..514...... 4...5-5 Cincinnati............ 15.18..455...... 6...4-6 Pittsburgh............ 14.20..412.... 7.5...5-5 Chicago................11.21..344... 9.5...4-6 West Division

W L Pct GB L10 San Francisco..... 21.13..618.....—... 7-3 Colorado............. 22.14..611.....—...8-2 Los Angeles........ 19.16..543... 2.5...5-5 San Diego........... 15.20..429... 6.5...4-6 Arizona................ 13.24..351... 9.5...5-5 Wednesday’s Games

Pittsburgh 4, San Francisco 3 Miami 1, N.Y. Mets 0 Washington 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 Arizona 3, Milwaukee 2 St. Louis 7, Atlanta 1 Thursday’s Games

San Francisco (Vogelsong 1-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-1), late Miami (Turner 0-0) at San Diego (Kennedy 2-4), late Today’s Games

St. Louis (Wacha 2-3) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 0-3), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 0-1) at Cincinnati (Cueto 3-2), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hernandez 2-1) at N.Y. Mets (Mejia 3-0), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Hammel 4-1) at Atlanta (Teheran 2-2), 7:35 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 3-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Maholm 1-2), 10:10 p.m. Miami (Fernandez 4-1) at San Diego (Ross 3-3), 10:10 p.m. INTERLEAGUE AT NATIONAL LEAGUE Tuesday’s Games

Toronto 6, Philadelphia 5, 10 innings Chicago White Sox 5, Chicago Cubs 1 Colorado 12, Texas 1 Kansas City 3, San Diego 1, 11 innings Wednesday’s Games

Kansas City 8, San Diego 0 Friday’s Games

N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 4-0) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 2-1), 8:10 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division

W L Pct GB L10 Baltimore............. 17.14..548.....—...6-4 New York............. 18.15..545.....—...5-5 Toronto................ 18.17..514...... 1...6-4 Boston................. 17.17..500.... 1.5...6-4 Tampa Bay.......... 15.19..441... 3.5...4-6 Central Division

W L Pct GB L10 Detroit................. 20.10..667.....—...8-2 Chicago............... 18.17..514... 4.5...6-4 Kansas City......... 16.17..485... 5.5...5-5 Cleveland............ 16.19..457... 6.5...5-5 Minnesota........... 15.18..455... 6.5...3-7 West Division

W L Pct GB L10 Oakland............... 20.15..571.....—...5-5 Seattle................. 17.16..515...... 2...8-2 Texas................... 17.17..500... 2.5...2-8 Los Angeles........ 16.17..485...... 3...5-5 Houston...............11.24..314...... 9...3-7 Wednesday’s Games

Seattle 6, Oakland 4, 10 innings Cleveland 4, Minnesota 3 Oakland 2, Seattle 0 Detroit 3, Houston 2 Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 3 N.Y. Yankees 9, L.A. Angels 2 Thursday’s Games

Cleveland 9, Minnesota 4 Houston 6, Detroit 2 Baltimore (Jimenez 1-4) at Tampa Bay (Price 3-2), late Kansas City (Duffy 1-2) at Seattle (Iwakuma 1-0), late Today’s Games

Houston (Feldman 2-1) at Baltimore (Chen 3-2), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Richards 3-0) at Toronto (McGowan 2-1), 7:07 p.m. Minnesota (Hughes 3-1) at Detroit (Verlander 4-1), 7:08 p.m. Cleveland (Kluber 2-3) at Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 1-3), 7:10 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 2-2) at Texas (Darvish 2-1), 8:05 p.m. Kansas City (Vargas 2-1) at Seattle (Maurer 1-0), 10:10 p.m. INTERLEAGUE AT AMERICAN LEAGUE Tuesday’s Games

Boston 4, Cincinnati 3, 12 innings Wednesday’s Games

Toronto 10, Philadelphia 0 Boston 4, Cincinnati 3 Colorado 9, Texas 2 Chicago White Sox 8, Chicago Cubs 3 Thursday’s Games

Toronto 12, Philadelphia 6 Colorado (Morales 3-1) at Texas (Harrison 0-0), late Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Carroll 1-1), late Friday’s Games

Arizona (McCarthy 1-5) at Chicago White Sox (Rienzo 2-0), 8:10 p.m. Washington (Fister 0-0) at Oakland (Milone 0-3), 10:05 p.m.

Basketball 2013-2014 - NBA Playoff Glance Conference Semifinals (Best-of-7 x-if necessary) Eastern Conference Washington 1, Indiana 0 Monday, May 5: Washington 102, Indiana 96 Wednesday, May 7: Indiana 86, Wash-

ington 82 Friday, May 9: Indiana at Washington, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 11: Indiana at Washington, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 13: Washington at Indiana, TBA x-Thursday, May 15: Indiana at Washington, TBA x-Sunday, May 18: Washington at Indiana, TBA Miami 1, Brooklyn 0 Tuesday, May 6: Miami 107, Brooklyn 86 Thursday, May 8: Miami 94, Brooklyn 82 Saturday, May 10: Miami at Brooklyn, 8 p.m. Monday, May 12: Miami at Brooklyn, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 14: Brooklyn at Miami, TBA x-Friday, May 16: Miami at Brooklyn, TBA x-Sunday, May 18: Brooklyn at Miami, TBA Western Conference San Antonio 1, Portland 0 Tuesday, May 6: San Antonio 116, Portland 92 Thursday, May 8: Portland at San Antonio, late Saturday, May 10: San Antonio at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Monday, May 12: San Antonio at Portland, 10:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 14: Portland at San Antonio, TBA x-Friday, May 16: San Antonio at Portland, TBA x-Monday, May 19: Portland at San Antonio, TBA L.A. Clippers 1, Oklahoma City 0 Monday, May 5: L.A. Clippers 122, Oklahoma City 105 Wednesday, May 7: Oklahoma City 112, L.A. Clippers 101 Friday, May 9: Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 11: Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 13: L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, TBA x-Thursday, May 15: Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, TBA x-Sunday, May 18: L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, TBA

NFL Draft 2014 Round 1 1. Houston, Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina 2. St. Louis from Redskins, Greg Robinson, T, Auburn 3. Jacksonville, Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida 4. Buffalo from Browns, Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson 5. Oakland, Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo 6. Atlanta, Jake Matthews, T, Texas A&M 7. Tampa Bay, Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M 8. Cleveland from Vikings, Justin

Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma St. 9. Minnesota from Bills through Browns, Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA 10. Detroit, Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina 11. Tennessee, Taylor Lewan, T, Michigan 12. N.Y. Giants, Odell Beckham, WR, LSU 13. St. Louis, Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh 14. Chicago, Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech 15. Pittsburgh, Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio St. 16. Dallas, Zack Martin, T, Notre Dame 17. Baltimore, C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama 18. N.Y. Jets, Calvin Pryor, DB, Louisville 19. Miami, Ja’Wuan James, OT, Tennessee

TV listings Saturday AUTO RACING 8 a.m. — Formula One Grand Prix of Spain, Qualifying. Fifth round of the World Championship. From Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. NBCSP 3:30 p.m. — IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis. From Indianapolis Motor Speedway. ABC 7 p.m. — NASCAR Sprint Cup. From Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Fox COLLEGE BASEBALL Noon — Vanderbilt at Florida. SPSO 1 p.m. — Alabama at LSU. CSS 1 p.m. — Florida State at North Carolina. FSSO 3:15 p.m. — Missouri at South Carolina. SPSO 7 p.m. — Tennessee at Mississippi State. CSS 7 p.m. — Auburn at Kentucky. SPSO COLLEGE SOFTBALL Noon — Big East Tournament, Final: Teams TBA. From Rosemont, Ill. FS1 2 p.m. — ACC Tournament, Final: Teams TBA. From College Park, Md. ESPN2 4 p.m. — Sun Belt Tournament, Final: Teams TBA. From Lafayette, La. CSS 4 p.m. — AAC Tournament, Final: Teams TBA. From Houston. ESPN2 8 p.m. — SEC Tournament, Final: Teams TBA. From Columbia, S.C. ESPN2 GOLF 2 p.m. — PGA Tour The Play-

Transactions BASEBALL American League LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Claimed LHP Brooks Raley off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. , optioned him to Salt Lake (PCL). Designated LHP Buddy Boshers for assignment. Optioned LHP Nick Maronde to Salt Lake (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS—Designated LHP Brooks Raley for assignment. Optioned LHP Logan Darnell to Rochester (IL). Placed LF Sam Fuld on the 7-day DL. Recalled SS Eduardo Nunez from Rochester (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Matt Guerrier from Rochester (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Optioned RHP Arnold Leon to Sacramento (PCL). SEATTLE MARINERS—Optioned RHP Erasmo Ramirez to Tacoma (PCL). TEXAS RANGERS—Designated RHP Scott Baker and SS Josh Wilson for assignment. Placed 3B Donnie Murphy on the 15-day DL. Recalled SS Luis Sardinas from Frisco (TL). Selected the contract of 2B Rougned Odor from Frisco (TL).

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Duluth fine arts market has ‘something for everyone.’ — Page 12

Friday, May 9, 2014

week end what to do, hear, see, watch, read, visit and eat in Gwinnett and Atlanta

The Daily Post gives you a list of upcoming events you won’t want to miss. To submit an event for the Weekend section, email

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Tannery Row Artist Colony in Buford is hosting a juried art show “all about the blues” that opens May 17 and runs through June 21. The show is free to attend For more information, visit

HISTORIC NORCROSS OUTDOOR CONCERTS Downtown Norcross will be filled with music as Rupert’s Orchestra plays a free concert May 23 at Thrasher Park. Guests are invited to bring chairs and coolers but no glass. For more information, visit

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The Aurora Theatre will offer an upcoming discount matinee showing of its comedy “Don’t Dress for Dinner.” (Special Photo)

‘DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER’ — DISCOUNT MATINEE On May 21, see the Aurora Theatre’s latest production during a 10 a.m. matinee for just $16. Tickets for evening showtimes on additional dates are $20 to $30. For more information, call the theater box office at 678-226-6222.

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The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will host a nighttime hike under the Comet 209P/Linear meteor shower on Saturday, May 24. Registration online at www. is required prior to the event. For more information, call 770-904-3500.


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GWINNETT TASTES A selection of local eateries recently featured in the Gwinnett Daily Post: MacKenzie’s Restaurant and Tap Room The menu at MacKenzie’s was inspired by taking customer favorites from owner Ken Weatherford’s previous dining ventures and adding new dishes to complement them. Many of the recipes are original family recipes, though Weatherford likes to try new things and adjusts the menu according to customer response. Every day there is a different daily special, a unique quiche, daily soup and a vegetable of the day. Everything from the quiches to salad dressings and desserts are made in-house. Some of the most popular dishes include signature quesadillas, shrimp and grits, signature salads, including a salmon salad and the spicy Creole gumbo. 4790 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Berkeley Lake, 770-409-9889, www.

pickled onions, carrots, bean paste sauce and meat wrapped in greens, and the Bibimbap cup, with an assortment of rice, vegetables and meat. 1625 Buford Highway, Buford, 770-831-3040, • Cabana Grill The cuisine at Cabana Grill is based on a street food concept from central Mexico, and most of the food is made in house, fresh daily. The restaurant takes a fast-casual approach to authentic, yet affordable Mexican food. On the menu are street tacos — marinated steak fajitas diced and served on soft corn tortillas topped with a mixture of cilantro and shopped onions and served with lime wedges. An order of three is $4.99. 1635 Scenic Highway, Snellville, 770-736-1129,

• Adriatic Grill Adriatic Grill offers a variety of Mediterranean food from a number of • Gam Cho countries. The owner Gam Cho is intended and head cook, Jakup to be a takeout restaurant. Neziri, wanted to open Chef Richard Choi has a place with a different worked in a number of view of Mediterranean different kinds of Asian cuisine than what he restaurants and wanted to had otherwise seen in bring the fun of Korean the United States. All of fusion to Buford. Fusion the recipes used at the food is an Americanized restaurant are old family version of traditional recipes handed down from dishes, mixing American Neziri’s parents. Many of and Korean flavors to the dressings, including make something unique. the Greek, chipotle cream The menu is small but will and jalapeno cream, are change every season. Items made from scratch. The that are not popular will be restaurant also makes its removed and replaced so own phyllo dough fresh in that there is always some- house for pitas and other thing new to try. Some of baked items. the most popular dishes 369 W. Pike St., Laware the SsamBap, which renceville, 770-299-1115, consists of seasoned rice,

• Frida’s Mexican Restaurant Frida’s is a Mexican restaurant with a gourmet twist. The restaurant prides itself on bringing Mexican food into the 21st century with a modern flair in its menu options and decor. All of the salsas are made fresh in house. There are several to choose from, including the guacamole salsa with fresh jalapenos and onions, traditional red salsa, roasted tomato and pepper salsa and Abel’s spicy salsa. One of the most popular dishes is the Riviera Maya seafood pineapple. Each serving is a halved pineapple stuffed with scallops, shrimp, tilapia, peppers and a mushroom cheese sauce. While it sounds unusual, chef Abel Gonzalez has discovered that some of the best dishes come from mixing unique and interesting items. 706 Grayson Highway, Suite 206, Lawrenceville, 770-513-3150, • Jalapeño Mexican Restaurant Jalapeño serves a fusion of traditional Mexican fare and Tex-Mex style food. Burritos are a popular choice on the menu — the 12-inch flour tortilla is filled with rice, black beans and a choice of steak, chicken, carnitas, fish or shrimp then topped with a choice of salsa and melted Monterey Jack cheese and served with sour cream and guacamole. Fajitas are another popular menu item with a choice of chicken, steak or shrimp sauteed with sweet peppers and onions and served with guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, tortillas, rice and beans. 854 Buford Drive, Suite A, Lawrenceville, 770-9056282


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Bánh Mì Cafe

3512 Satellite Blvd. N.W., Duluth 404-750-6507

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Open since: Nov. 26, 2012 Owner: Michael Gilbert of Norcross Location: Bánh Mì is tucked into a shopping center of Satellite Boulevard in Duluth. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Sundays and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Atmosphere: Bánh Mì has a casual, cafe-like atmosphere with regular table seating highlighted by Asian-inspired décor. The tables are handmade. The restaurant used to be a dry cleaners and still has the drive-through, which Gilbert plans to use one day. Menu: Bánh Mì Cafe serves up more than just Vietnamese sandwiches, as the name may imply. The cafe serves an array of Vietnamese dishes. “It tastes good. It’s different,” Gilbert said. “There’s really nothing else like it unless you get the most boring things on the menu.” Gilbert said his customers are a third Vietnamese, a third other Asians and a third Americans. Among the Vietnamese, the most popular dishes are the bun bo hue, thick vermicelli in a spicy beef stew, banh xeo, a Vietnamese crepe and bun rieu, vermicelli with crab in a tomato broth. Other Asians tend to enjoy the banh mi thit nuong, an eight-inch baguette

Clockwise from front, Banh Mi Cafe serves up bun rieu, com ga xao xa ot, banh mi tom nuong and banh mi bo tai. (Staff Photo: Deanna Allen)

ON THE MENU • Banh mi bo — Eight-inch French baguette filled with homemade mayo, a pate spread, fresh cilantro, carrots, daikon, cucumber and jalapeno with avocado, $3 • Pho ga — Vietnamese beef noodle

filled with homemade mayo, a pate spread, fresh cilantro, carrots, daikon, cucumber and jalapeno

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soup with white meat chicken, $6 for a medium, $7.25 for a large, $7.95 for an extra-large • Bun chao tom — Vermicelli noodles served with sugar cane shrimp, $7.25

with a flavored barbecue pork, as well as the pho tai, Vietnamese beef noodle soup and eye-round steak.

Americans typically order the com ga xao xa ot, which is rice with spicy, lemongrass chicken, and

mi xao thap cam, which is mi with beef, pork and seafood. Bánh Mì serves a variety of smoothies, including avocado, mango, strawberry and other flavors, as well as coffee, Thai tea, pennywort, soy milk and Coke and Pepsi products. Things you might not know: Bánh Mì loosely

translates to “inside of,” as inside of bread. Everything on the menu is authentic Vietnamese except for one item — the banh mi ga nuong, the French baguette filled with a chargrilled chicken tender. Another item, the baguette with grilled shrimp, is unique to Bánh Mì Cafe.

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The band Five Finger Death Punch has announced a co-headlining tour with the Danish band Volbeat with a stop at the Arena at Gwinnett Center. (Special Photo)

Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat tour coming to Arena By Deanna Allen

and have combined sales of more than 600,000 units to date. DULUTH — The The American rock Arena at Gwinnett Center band Five Finger Death has announced the bands Punch is Ivan Moody on Five Finger Death Punch vocals, Zoltan Bathory on and Volbeat will be coguitar, Jeremy Spencer headlining a fall show at on guitar, Jason Hook on the Duluth venue. guitar and Chris Kael on Five Finger Death bass. Punch’s 2013 releases The Danish band Vol“The Wrong Side of beat’s “Outlaw GentleHeaven and the Righmen & Shady Ladies” has teous Side of Hell — Vol- sold more than 300,000 ume 1” and “The Wrong copies in the U.S. accordSide of Heaven and the ing to Soundscan, alongRighteous Side of Hell — side hundreds of thouVolume 2” both debuted sands of digital singles. on the U.S. Billboard The quartet received its album chart at No. 2. The first Grammy Nominatwo albums feature two tion in the “Best Metal No. 1 radio hit singles, Performance” category “Lift Me Up” featuring for “Room 24” and won Rob Halford of Judas Germany’s Echo Award Priest, and “Battle Born,” for “Best International deanna.allen

Alternative Act.” Volbeat is Michael Poulsen on vocals and guitar, Anders Kjølholm on bass and Jon Larsen on drums, joined by former Anthrax/The Damned Things guitarist Rob Caggiano, who produced the new album with longtime Volbeat coproducer Jacob Hansen. Tickets for the Oct. 11 concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, and are $39.75 to $45. Tickets can be purchased at, the Arena at Gwinnett Center Box Office or by calling 1-888-9-AXSTIX. The concert will feature special guest Hellyeah and opener Nothing More.

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Dancers perform to the song “Smooth Criminal” during “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour” presented by Cirque du Soleil. (Special Photo)

‘Great mix of music’ Cirque du Soleil, pop-rock concert combine in Jackson show

By Deanna Allen


It’s Cirque du Soleil meets a pop-rock concert featuring the legendary music of entertainment icon Michael Jackson, and it’s coming to the Arena at Gwinnett Center for two shows only this Friday and Saturday. From “Billie Jean” and “Beat It” to “Smooth Criminal” and “Thriller,” all the hits — and some lesser known songs — are included in “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour.” “The show does a really, really good job covering as much of Michael Jackson’s catalogue as possible,” said Laura Silverman, the show’s spokesperson. “There is a really great mix of music, all of his top hits that people really recognized Michael Jackson for (are in the show).” Silverman called the tour, which features an

IF YOU GO • What: “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour” • When: 8 p.m. May 10 and 5 p.m. May 11 • Where: Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth • Cost:$53 to $153 • For more information: Call 770-813-7500 or visit

11-piece band, 16 acrobats and 22 dancers, a hybrid — Michael Jackson’s music is combined with Cirque’s signature circus arts in a concert atmosphere. Jackson’s voice is pulled from his original tracks and played along with the live music. One of the highlights of the show, Silverman said, is a sequence that begins with “This Place Hotel” and aerial dancing, transitions into “Smooth Criminal” featuring Jackson’s iconic dance moves and

Dancers perform to the song “Billie Jean” during “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour” presented by Cirque du Soleil. (Special Photo)

Dancers perform to the song “Beat It” during “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour” presented by Cirque du Soleil. (Special Photo)

concludes with the song “Dangerous” to which a pole dancer performs. “For really big fans and for everyone, really, its a really good show to capture the talent and impact of Michael Jackson,” Silverman said. The show’s 11-piece band is also a highlight, with four of its members having toured with Jackson himself — drum-

mer Jonathan Moffett, bassist Don Boyette, male guitarist Jon Myron Clark and percussionist Bashiri Johnson. But the spotlight will be on Jackson. “His music and his legacy, it is timeless, and it truly is important,” Silverman said. “It’s going to live on way past this Acrobats perform to the song “I Just Can’t Stop Loving show for years and years You” during “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour” to come.” presented by Cirque du Soleil. (Special Photo)

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upcoming event

Woody, center, played by Conor Wagar, skates alongside his “Toy Story” friends Jessie and Buzz in Disney on Ice celebrates “100 Years of Magic.” (Special Photo)

Disney characters take to the ice at the Arena

By Deanna Allen

Highlights of the show include Pinocchio, Mulan • What: Disney on Ice and Beauty and the Beast. celebrates “100 Years of The largest-ever cast of There’s also a segment in Magic” Disney characters — 65 which all the princesses and • When: May 14 total — will come together princes skate together. through 18 for nine upcoming shows at Tickets are available for • Where: Arena at the Arena at Gwinnett Center the following performances: Gwinnett Center, 6400 in Duluth, and there’s one • 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sugarloaf Parkway, thing these characters will all May 14 Duluth • Cost: $28 to $98 have in common in addition • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May • For more informato being Disney — they’ll be 15 tion: Visit www.gwinwearing ice skates. • 10:30 a.m. Friday, May Disney on Ice celebrates 16 detail/disney-on-ice“100 Years of Magic” is • 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16 presents-100-years-ofbringing all the beloved • 11 a.m. Saturday, May magic Disney characters kids and 17 adults have come to love — • 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17 Mickey Mouse and Min“The Incredibles” and “Toy • 7 p.m. Saturday, May 17 nie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Story.” • 1 p.m. Sunday, May 18 Duck, Jiminy Cricket, PinocConor Wagar who skates • 5 p.m. Sunday, May 18 chio and many of the Disney as Woody in the Toy Story For more information on princesses will be featured trio with Buzz and Jessie said Disney on Ice celebrates in this skating spectacular audiences will love the show. “100 Years of Magic,” visit alongside characters from “Since we have a lot of the films “The Lion King,” characters, we have a lot of events/detail/disney-on-ice“Mulan,” “Finding Nemo,” story lines,” he said. presents-100-years-of-magic.



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p.m. Saturday, May 10. Tickets are $10 and the theater is at 128 E. Pike St. in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 678-226-6222 or visit www. Friday, May 9 Songwriters In-the-Round ‘Let’s Go to the Movies!’ Eddie Owen Presents ALL STARS Performing Songwriters In-the-Round Arts presents “Let’s Go to the featuring Hannah Thomas, Movies!” a dance homage to Wyatt Espalin and Emily Kate beloved movies, from 1 to 4 Boyd at 8 p.m. Friday, May 9 at Red Clay Theatre in Duluth. p.m. and 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. SatTickets are $12 to $17, and the urday, May 10, at the Gwinnett venue is located at 3116 Main Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 in advance and St. For more information, call $17 at the door. The center is 404-478-2749 or visit www. at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. For more information, Rehab call 678-400-0091. Wild Bill’s in Duluth will Gwinnett Choral Guild host a performance by the Eddie Owen Presents the band Rehab on Friday, May 9. Gwinnett Choral Guild at 7 The venue is located at 2075 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at the Market St. and doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $100. Red Clay Theatre, 3116 Main For more information, call 678- St. in Duluth. Tickets are $20 to $24. For more information, 473-1000 or visit wildbillsatcall 404-478-2749 or visit Aurora Comedy Night: Movies Under the Stars Dad’s Does the Burbs The city of Suwanee will The Aurora Theatre will host present the movie “Saving Dad’s Garage, an improvisaMr Banks” about 8:30 p.m. tion group, at 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. Friday, May 9. Tickets are Saturday, May 10, at Town Center Park. Activities start at $10 and the theater is at 128 7 p.m. and the event is free to E. Pike St. in Lawrenceville. attend. For more information, For more information, call call 770-945-8996. 678-226-6222 or visit www. National Train Day at Southeastern Railway Saturday, May 10 Museum ‘The New Adventures The Southeastern Railof Brer Rabbit’ way Museum will offer free The Aurora Theatre’s Chilcaboose rides with museum dren’s Playhouse will present admission in celebration of “The New Adventures of Brer Rabbit” by solo puppeteer Da- National Train Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May vid Stephens at 10 a.m. Sat10. Admission is $5 to $8, with urday, May 10, at the theater, which is located at 128 E. Pike children younger than two admitted for free. The museum St. in Lawrenceville. Tickets is at 3595 Peachtree Road in are $7. For more information, Duluth. For more information, call the theater box office at call 770-476-2013. 678-226-6222. ‘Legendary Tributes’ National Train Day at Just Peachy Productions Vines Garden Railroad The Vines Garden Railroad presents “Legendary Tributes” featuring tributes to Elvis will celebrate National Train Presley, Johnny Cash, Patsy Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cline, Frank Sinatra, Dean Saturday, May 10, with arts, Martin, Ann-Margret, Lucy and crafts, games, snacks and refreshments. The event is free Ricky, Fleetwood Mac, Conway Twitty, Waylon Jennings, to attend. For more information, call 678-277-0900 or visit Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw and headliner Stephen Van performing his Travis Trippin’ Aurora Comedy Night: tribute to Travis Tritt at 8:30 Dad’s Does the Burbs The Aurora Theatre will host p.m. Saturday, May 10. The event will be held at The FlyDad’s Garage, an improvisaing Machine, located at the tion group, at 7:15 and 9:15

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Gwinnett County Airport, 510 Briscoe Blvd. N.E. in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 706-969-5671.

Friday, May 16

Aurora Comedy Nights Aurora Comedy Nights will feature Mia Jackson with Chelcie Rice and Viet Huynh at 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St. in Lawrenceville. Tickets are $10. For more information, call the theater box office at 678-226-6222 or visit ‘Home Sweet Home’ gallery show The Georgia Piedmont Arts Center will hold its gallery show “Home Sweet Home” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 16. The center is located at 1396 Third Ave. in Auburn and admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www. georgiapiedmontartscenter. com/upcoming_events. ‘Coppelia’ The Northeast Atlanta Ballet will present “Coppelia” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Admission is $16.50 to $19.50 and to purchase tickets, call 1-888-9-AXS-TIX. For more information, visit

Saturday, May 17

Arts in the Park The North Gwinnett Arts Assocation and the city of Suwanee will host the fifth annual Arts in the Park festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at Suwanee Town Center Park. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www. Dr. Dinosaur The Aurora’s Children’s Playhouse will present the children’s performance Dr. Dinosaur at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17. Tickets are $7. The theater is located at 128 E. Pike St. in Lawrenceville. For more information, call the theater box office at 678-2266222 or visit Kids Fishing Derby Children through age 15 will be able to fish without a

license Saturday, May 17, and a fishing derby will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. Bait and prizes will be provided, but participants should be sure to bring fishing rods. For more information, call 770-985-4713. Archaeology Festival The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will host an Archaeology Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17. The center is located at 2020 Clean Water Drive in Buford. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and older, $3 for ages 3 to 12 and free for children younger than 2 and center members. For more information, call 770-904-3500 or visit Spring Fling Snellville will celebrate its annual Spring Fling from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17, on the campus of Snellville United Methodist Church at 2428 Main St. E. The event will include music, dancing, inflatables and games, as well as food provided by food trucks. Admission to the event is free. For more information, visit springfling. Aurora Comedy Nights Aurora Comedy Nights will feature Mia Jackson with Chelcie Rice and Viet Huynh at 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St. in Lawrenceville. Tickets are $10. For more information, call the theater box office at 678-226-6222 or visit ‘Home Sweet Home’ gallery show The Georgia Piedmont Arts Center will hold its gallery show “Home Sweet Home” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17. The center is located at 1396 Third Ave. in Auburn and admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit ‘Legendary Tributes’ Just Peachy Productions presents “Legendary Tributes” featuring tributes to Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Patsy

Cline, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ann-Margret, Lucy and Ricky, Fleetwood Mac, Conway Twitty, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw and headliner Stephen Van performing his Travis Trippin’ tribute to Travis Tritt at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17. The event will be held at The Flying Machine, located at the Gwinnett County Airport, 510 Briscoe Blvd. N.E. in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 706-969-5671.

770-945-6762 or visit www. The Four Seasons Exhibition Kudzu Art Zone will host “The Four Seasons Exhibition” through May 17. Admission is free and gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Kudzu Art Zone is at 116 Carlyle St. in Norcross. For more information, call 770-840-9844 or visit www. ‘Appointment with Death’ New Dawn Theater ComSunday, May 18 pany will present the play “Ap‘Coppelia’ pointment with Death” select The Northeast Atlanta Baldates through May 11. The let will present “Coppelia” at 3 theater is at 3087 Main St. in p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Cen- Duluth, and tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and ter, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Admission is $16.50 children. For more informato $19.50 and to purchase tick- tion, including showtimes, call ets, call 1-888-9-AXS-TIX. For 678-887-5015 or visit www. more information, visit www. ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ The Aurora Theatre will Friday, May 23 present the play “Don’t Dress Rupert’s Orchestra for Dinner,” a companion piece Rupert’s Orchestra will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. to the Aurora’s 2010 show “Boeing-Boeing” through May Friday, May 23, at Thrasher 25. Tickets are $20 to $30. Park off Thrasher Street in For more information, call Norcross. Admission is free. 678-226-6222 or visit www. For more information, visit ‘The Petrified Forest’ Ongoing Lionheart Theatre will pres‘Pam Longobardi: Hudent the play “The Petrified Forgens Prize Winner Solo est” select dates through May Exhibition’, ‘To Feel the Clouds: the Photography of 17 at 10 Britt Ave. in Norcross. Tickets are $15 for adults and John Slemp’ and ‘Selected $12 for seniors and include a Works from the Permanent drink and dessert. For more Collection’ The Hudgens Center for the information, call 678-938-8518. ‘A Streetcar Named Arts will present the exhibits Desire’ “Pam Longobardi: Hudgens New London Theatre will Prize Winner Solo Exhibipresent “A Streetcar Named tion,” “To Feel the Clouds: the Desire” select dates through Photography of John Slemp” and “Selected Works from the May 25. The theater is located Permanent Collection” through at 2338 Henry Clower Blvd., in Snellville. For more informaJune 28. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday tion, call 770-559-1484. Botanicals in Glass through Saturday and is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Sculpture Works by master glass artist Suite 300, in Duluth. For more information, call 770-623-6002 and Gwinnett resident Hung Nguyen will be on display or visit through June 30 at the Gwin‘Fiddler on the Roof’ The Fifth Row Center Com- nett Historic Courthouse at 185 Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. munity Theatre will present Courthouse hours are 10 a.m. the musical “Fiddler on the to 4 p.m. Monday through Roof” select dates through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 at the Buford ComSaturdays. The exhibit is free to munity Center at 2200 Buford attend. For more information, Highway. Admission is $10 to $20. For more information, call call 770-822-5450.

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The Fox Theatre announces Summer Film Festival lineup From Staff Reports The Fox Theatre announced this week the official movie lineup for the 2014 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival, sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company and Delta Airlines. The 2014 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival will take audiences down memory lane beginning this June with nine movies celebrating anniversaries: “Gone With The Wind,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Mary Poppins Sing-ALong,” “The Women,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” “Double Indemnity” and “Field of Dreams,” which was selected through the Fox Theatre’s Facebook fan vote. Additional audience favorites that will be shown on the Fox Theatre’s 26-foot high by 56-foot, 8-inch wide big screen include the 1933 version of “King Kong,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “The Philadelphia Story” and Saturday Morning Cartoons will introduce children to the classics, such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd that their parents grew up watching and still know and love. Audiences will also enjoy a special treat with the double-feature of “Young Frankenstein” and “Blazing Saddles” for one price. In addition to enjoying a movie under the blue sky with twinkling stars and fluffy clouds, the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival


• “Field of Dreams” (25th Anniversary) — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19 • “King Kong” — 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22 • “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26 • “The Wizard of Oz” (75th Anniversary) — 2 p.m. Sunday, June 29


• “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” (50th Anniversary) — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24 • “Gone With The Wind” (75th Anniversary) — 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27 • “The Philadelphia Story”

offers guests a magical pre-show experience that includes a sing-along with the Mighty Mo organ and a vintage cartoon. The organist for the Atlanta Braves, Matt Kaminski, will be a special guest organist prior to “Field of Dreams.” Special movie tours will be available prior to the films, allowing guests to experience guided tours through the projection booth, screening room, celebrity dressing rooms, and the iconic Fox Theatre stage while learning about the history of movie palaces and Mr. William Fox’s innovations. Movie and tour tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 9, and are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office, online at or by calling 855-285-8499. All tickets are general admission. All adult tickets, with

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— 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31


• Saturday Morning Cartoons — 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 • “Mamma Mia!” — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 • “Young Frankenstein” (40th Anniversary) followed by “Blazing Saddles” (40th Anniversary) — 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 • “Double Indemnity” (70th Anniversary) — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 • “Mary Poppins Sing-ALong” (50th Anniversary) — 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 • “The Women” (75th Anniversary) — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21

the exception of “Young Frankenstein” and “Blazing Saddles,” are $8 between May 9 and May 31, $10 from June 1 through the movie date and day-of tickets are $12, plus any processing fees at point of sale. The double feature of “Young Frankenstein” and “Blazing Saddles” is $15 in advance and $20 day-of. All tickets for the Saturday Morning Cartoons are $5. Seniors ages 65 and older are admitted for $8. “Gone With The Wind” is reserved seating and tickets are $10, $15 and $20, plus any processing fees at point of sale. “Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long” is reserved seating and tickets are $15 between May 9 and the movie date, $20 day-of and there is a group discount of $12. Find specific tour times and purchase tickets at or call 855-285-8499.

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Peace, love, chalk art featured at Arts in the Park Art Beat

ticipants can help paint a retro age Volkswagen with bright colors. This variety of activities will generate money for two student arts scholarships worth $1,500 each to be given away in June. Information about these events, performance

schedules and much more can be found by visiting or Holley Calmes is a freelance writer and public relations consultant specializing in the arts. Email her at hcalmes@

Holley Calmes Everyone who visits Suwanee on May 17 and partakes in the pleasures of “Peace, Love and Arts in the Park” will leave “feelin’ groovy.” Held in the city’s Town Center Park at Buford Highway and Lawrenceville Suwanee Road, the event is guaranteeing a happy, energetic vibe with a definite ’70s twist. This is the fourth year for Arts in the Park, and organizers decided to give it a laid-back theme. The event is presented by the North Gwinnett Arts Association. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features 75 exhibiting artists, tie-dyed tee shirts and performers who look and sound just like those cool dudes on the album covers. Exhibited art will include jewelry, painting, pottery, woodworking, glass, photography, iron, multimedia and more. However, there is another aspect to the festival that puts aspiring artists down on their knees. A special chalk walk competition will again offer children and adults a good reason to get their hands dirty. Participation costs $10 and the competition starts at 11 a.m. will continue until 5 p.m. Judges will review the chalk art at 4 p.m.

Attendees will have the chance to create their own sidewalk chalk art at Suwanee’s Arts in the Park Festival on May 17. (Special Photo)

and winners will be announced at 5 p.m. For the $10 registration fee, each competitor will receive one bucket of chalk with additional buckets available for $5 each. Groups can register for $20, and businesses can sponsor a chalk recreation of their logo for $50. To inspire competitors, the Suwanee Public Arts Commission is sponsoring a sidewalk painting by Florida street artist Michael V. LasCasas. He will create a work specifically for this event, to be unveiled between the Town Center stage and Buford Highway during

the festival. LasCasas will develop a work of art in keeping with the ’70s spirit of the event. NGAA President Vickie Johnson said, “This artwork is to be a very colorful, ethereal, very ’70s-ish type drawing,” NGAA President Vickie Johnson said. It will incorporate the bubbles of Suwanee’s new logo and appear to be three dimensional when viewed through a camera lens. The type of acrylic paint used is designed to last about a year, so those who miss the festival have many chances to view it. Anyone can register to

be a part of the chalk art competition by visiting “We’ll also have lots of music from the ’70s, and our entertainment will be decked out in bell bottoms and tie dye,” Johnson added. The performance artist group OPA will return with colorful high wire and human pyramid stunts. There will be other music from the ’70s in a variety of genres, including country and bluegrass. A community art project is also included in the day’s activities. Par-

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Barefoot in the Park, an annual fine arts market featuring unique regional performances and flavors, is celebrating a decade this weekend. This photo from last year’s event shows the artist market. (Special Photos)

Spring staple

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Performances are a special part of Baref oot in the Park with a full performan ce schedule set for both Saturday and Sunday.

Barefoot in the Park celebrates a decade of fine arts By Deanna Allen

Arts Education Scholarship Fund, and each year, the organization • What: Barefoot in the Park provides scholarships to area fine • When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Barefoot in the Park, an annual arts students. Since its inception, the Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. fine arts market that also features Arts Education Scholarship Fund Sunday unique regional performances and has gifted more than $55,000 in arts • Where: Duluth Town Green flavors, is celebrating a decade this scholarship awards and $5,000 in • Cost: Free to attend weekend on the Duluth Town Green. artist awards. • For more information: Visit In a festival that organizers say Looking back 10 years ago, Bareoffers “something for everyone,” foot came from a need prompted by attendees can browse the juried fine painting and mixed media. growth. artist market of more than 40 handThe festival, established in 2005, “We wanted to bring a quality picked artists with diverse mediums, has become a spring staple for art arts event to the community that including glass, metal, jewelry, lovers and festivalgoers, but perhaps (would) raise awareness, bring more printmaking, ceramics, watercolor, the best part of Barefoot? Proceeds funding to our arts community, enphotography, wood, sculpture, from the event go to the nonprofit’s hance our quality of life and be the deanna.allen


economic development engine that (was) needed,” said Caryn McGarity, executive director of Barefoot in the Park. “For more than a decade this county led the nation in growth and development. A result of rapid growth was a void in cultural development, leaving a two dimensional environment made up of a robust business community. What was truly lacking was the arts, that underlayer of performance and visual art that nurtures the soul and transforms a two-dimensional environment into a rich, (three-) dimensional living experience.”

The festival has since grown from a few thousand attendees to 10,000 to 15,000. “The people who make up our audience already are involved in the arts or want to learn more about the arts,” McGarity said. “As the festival has evolved, we knew it was important to keep it on Mother’s Day weekend. It has become a tradition for families to bring mom to Barefoot, spend the day together sharing in the upscale vibe that we have, and have her select a one of kind original piece of artwork as her gift.”

Saturday, May 10 Festival Stage • 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. — Taiwanese Drums • 10:45 to 10:50 a.m. — Children’s Exhibit Awards Presentation • 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Gwinnett Community Band • 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. — Gwinnett Choral Guild • 1:15 to 1:20 p.m. — Artist awards presentation • 1:30 to 2 p.m. — Atlanta Harmony Celebration • 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. — Lawrenceville Community Orchestra • 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. — Stone Mountain Chorus • 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. — Kalavani Indian Dance • 4:30 p.m. onward — Gwinnett School of Rock Second stage • 11 a.m. — Taiwanese Drums • Noon — Singer Sean Dean • 1 to 2 p.m. — Gwinnett School of Music • 2 to 3 p.m. — Green Flag Band • 3 to 4 p.m. — Adam Crane Classical Music Society • 4 to 4:30 p.m. — The Dance Project Sunday, May 11 Festival Stage • Noon to 12:30 p.m. — Sounds of Suwanee • 12:30 to 1 p.m. — Raven and Red • 1:15 to 2 p.m. — Atlanta Chinese Dance Company • 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. — Drake School of Irish Dance • 3 to 3:30 p.m. — Jahara Phoenix • 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. — Compa Flamenco • 4:30 to 5 p.m. — Flat Rock Swing • 5 p.m. onward — Exit Strategy Second stage • 12:30 to 1 p.m. — Aananda Indian Dance • 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. — Raven and Red • 2 to 2:45 p.m. — Lawrenceville Community Orchestra Quartet • 3 to 3:45 p.m. — Compa Flamenco • 4 p.m. onward — Gene Richards, the Sax Man

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Regal Cinemas, Mall Of Georgia 20 3333 Buford Drive 678-482-9263

Legends of Oz: Dorothy Returns 3-D (PG)

12:00, 4:30, 9:25

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (PG)

12:30, 2:15, 2:45, 5:00, 7:05, 11:50 Moms’ Night Out (PG)

12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45, 12:10 Neighbors (R)

12:05, 1:30, 2:30, 4:00, 5:00, 7:05, 7:30, 8:00, 9:35, 10:00, 10:30, 12:05, 12:30, The Amazing Spider-Man 2: An IMAX 3-D Experience (PG-13)

12:40, 3:50, 7:00, 10:10

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 RPX (PG-13)


For movie showtimes for Saturday and Sunday, visit the theater websites.



1:00, 3:50, 7:05, 10:30


Transcendence (PG-13)

A Haunted House 2 (R)

1:00, 2:00, 4:00, 5:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:45

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG-13)

1:30, 2:30, 4:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:00, 10:00, 10:30 Bears (G)

1:00, 3:25, 8:25, 10:35

Heaven Is For Real (PG)

1:00, 3:20, 5:35, 8:00

Draft Day (PG-13)

1:00, 3:20, 5:50, 8:25 Rio 2 3D (G)


Rio 2 (G)

1:15, 6:45, 9:15

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3-D (PG-13)

1:00, 3:55, 6:50

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13)

1:00, 3:55, 6:55, 9:50 Noah (PG-13)

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The LEGO Movie (PG)


1:00, 4:10, 7:20, 10:30

Heaven Is For Real (PG)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG-13)

2:10, 4:55, 7:25, 9:55 Rio 2 (G)

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3-D (PG-13)

Heaven Is For Real (PG)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3-D (PG-13)

Draft Day (PG-13)

Rio 2 3-D (G)

Rio 2 3-D (G)

12:00, 12:20, 3:30, 6:20, 6:40, 9:50

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13)

12:10, 2:25, 4:45, 7:00, 9:15, 11:30

1:15, 3:30, 4:20, 7:25, 9:50 Divergent (PG-13)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13)

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The Quiet Ones (PG-13)

The Other Woman (PG-13)

God’s Not Dead (PG)

Bears (G)

12:00, 2:50, 5:15, 7:40, 10:00, 12:20 Oculus (R)

5:00, 10:30

Rio 2 (G)

2:10, 7:15, 9:50

Rio 2 3-D (G)


Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13)

1:20, 7:20, 10:20

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3-D (PG-13)


Noah (PG-13)

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Divergent (PG-13)

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12:15, 2:00, 2:30, 7:05 Neighbors (R)

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3-D (PG-13)

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG-13)

God’s Not Dead (PG)


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Divergent (PG-13)

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1:00, 3:50, 7:05, 10:30

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13)

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The Quiet Ones (PG-13)

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy Returns (PG)

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The Other Woman (PG-13)

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Heaven is for Real (PG)

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A Haunted House 2 (R)

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG-13)

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10:20, 11:20, 12:20, 2:40, 3:40, 6:00, 7:00, 9:20, 10:30 Brick Mansions (PG-13)

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Heaven Is For Real (PG)

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300: Rise of an Empire (R)

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Frozen (PG)


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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3-D (PG-13)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG-13)

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3-D (PG-13)

Muppets Most Wanted (PG)

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (PG)

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The Other Woman (PG-13)

Need for Speed (PG-13) Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG)

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Grand Budapest Hotel (R)

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God’s Not Dead (PG)

God’s Not Dead (PG)

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1:15, 3:30, 4:20, 7:25, 9:50

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG-13)

1:10, 4:20, 7:30

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Divergent (PG-13)

Divergent (PG-13)

10:00, 12:45, 3:30, 6:10

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3-D (PG-13)

The Lego Movie (PG)

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The Quiet Ones (PG-13)

Gravity (PG-13) The Nut Job (PG)


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10:00, 12:00, 2:50, 5:30

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3-D (PG-13)

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (PG)

10:45, 1:10, 3:00, 4:00, 6:30, 7:30, 10:00

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10:00, 12:45, 3:45, 6:55, 9:45

The Other Woman (PG-13)


Humorous Andrew Garfield shines as Spider-Man in sequel that powers the New York City power grid. After being mistreated and invisible to everyone around him, Electro seeks revenge on the people of New York City, including destroying Spider-Man, his onetime hero. Spider-Man also has to deal with another supervillain as we are introduced to a dying Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan). Harry is Peter’s childEDITOR’S NOTE: hood friend, who, after Film Fans features local inheriting his dad’s Osresidents reviewing the corp empire, desperately movie of the week: “The attempts to beat his geAmazing Spider-Man netic disease by injecting 2.” Want to be a film an untested super-spider fan? Email features@ venom that turns him into the Green Goblin. Director Marc Webb does a great job of blending the humor and wiseWhen I first heard cracking of Spider-Man they were rebooting the with the fast and furious Spider-Man franchise I action and fight scenes wasn’t thrilled with the The Marvel Universe that span the long twoidea. Tobey Maguire continues to spin out hits and-a-half-hour movie. was a great Spider-Man with its current offering The special effects are so why mess with that? of “The Amazing Spider- top notch and the 3-D The first movie in this Man 2.” In this sequel gives you a feeling of new Spider-Man series to the 2012 Spider-Man swinging off buildings convinced me that I was reboot starring Andrew alongside of Spider-Man. right. There was no need Garfield as Spider-Man He goes a little overto start the franchise and Emma Stone as Peter board on the CGI in the over. Parker’s girlfriend Gwen big fight scene with ElecI am happy to say Stacey, it stands above tro, which seems more this second movie has the previous Tobey Malike a video game, but changed my mind! It guire Spider-Man films. still keeps it very enterwas a thrill ride right As Peter struggles taining. The chemistry from the beginning! I with his emotional on between Garfield and especially enjoyed how and off complicated reStone keeps the emothey filled in the rest of lationship with Gwen, as tional romance scenes Peter’s backstory. If they Spider-Man he continues believable and both give had used some of that in to stop bad guys from true, heartfelt perforthe first movie, it might heists, kids from bullies mances. have saved it for me. I and strangers from being Overall, the movie is won’t spoil it by giving run over by cars. If that very entertaining with any details away, but weren’t enough, he must lots of action, humor and suffice it to say it was a battle the super-villains heart-ripping emotion different take then the as well. One being Max that sets the stage for previous franchise. Dillon (Jamie Foxx), the third installment due The chemistry between who becomes Electro June 2016. Andrew Garfield and by accidentally falling — Ken Gamble, Emma Stone was elecinto a vat of electric eels Lawrenceville


tric. I loved seeing the two of them on screen together. Stone is so perfect as Gwen Stacey and Garfield’s portrayal of Spider-Man is beginning to grow on me. He certainly has the wisecracking part down. The only complaint I had about the movie was the ending was a little long. When I thought we had reached the end it kept going. Granted, it worked and it reminded you that this isn’t the last we have seen of SpiderMan, so it wasn’t a horrible ending. Overall, it was an entertaining film and great way to kick off the summer movie blockbuster season. — Laurel Grams, Lawrenceville


HHHH When we were turned away from the 7 p.m. showing because it was sold out, we barely were able to get tickets for the 8 p.m. show. We arrived half an hour early, which I cannot remember arriving early for a movie in years, and barely found a place to sit. There are two factors: The movie is great, and Colonial 18 in Lawrenceville now has recliner seats, which made this movie experience nothing short of an enjoyable indulgence (and less seating). But, that’s another conversation for later. The star studded cast of repeat performances include Andrew Garfield once again as Peter Parker, Emma Stone as girlfriend Gwen and Sally Field as Aunt May.

Jamie Foxx joins the cast as Osborn electrical engineer and lineman Max Dillon, and Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn. The whopping length of the movie, 2 hours and 22 minutes, is due to exciting action sequences and a balance and tension of relationships ranging from dating, police officers and law enforcement, childhood friend Harry, family and enemies Electro and Green Goblin. All of this is sprinkled with SpiderMan’s quick one liners

and Peter Parker’s witty humor. Harry’s father foreshadows the future when he states, “Not everyone has a happy ending,” and this is not a tidy ending with no loose ends in which everyone lives happily ever after. After the movie finishes, stick around for a few more minutes for a surprise sneak peek. I recommend seeing this movie — Don’t wait for Redbox on this one! — Cathryn Veal, Lawrenceville

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Seth Rogen, Zac Efron square off in ‘Neighbors’ Neighbors (R) HHHH By Michael Clark Movie Critic

In a relatively short amount of time, actor and sometimes writer/producer Seth Rogen has firmly established himself as a major Hollywood player with lifetime grosses of his films approaching $2 billion at the box office. In a manner not unlike that of Adam Sandler, he has succeeded with less than traditional leading man looks and stars in movies that are targeted toward 18-to 24-year-old males. For the most part, everyone in that specific demographic will love “Neighbors” and why not? There’s unrelenting crude humor, mild violence, semi-nude female characters, bodily function jokes, a hip-hop soundtrack and enough on-screen drug and alcohol consumption to fully inebriate a small Eastern European country. While far from original, the plot of “Neighbors” is ripe for the picking and as old as the hills. Oil moves into a home next to another occupied by water, divergent lifestyles clash and the one-upmanship mind games ensue. In many ways, “Neighbors” bears more than a passing resemblance to two movies starring John Belushi: “Animal House” and the identically titled “Neighbors” from 1982. The lion’s share of the people going to see this movie (guys mostly) have probably never even seen those films, thus making this “Neighbors” seem far better than it actually is.

bors” — which was drenched in satire and black humor — the 2014 “Neighbors” grows into something that is only occasionally funny and fully mean-spirited. There’s no finesse; everything is delivered with brute sledgehammer force and by the time it’s over, anyone over 30 will feel Rose Byrne and pummeled. Ironically, “Neighbors” Seth Rogen star finds Efron delivering his in “Neighmost impressive perforbors.” mance to date. After the (Special megahit franchise “High Photo: School Musical” ended, Universal Efron went far out of his way Pictures) to be taken seriously as an actor by appearing in some art-house productions and “heavy” dramas with highly mixed results. While playing off his stud-muffin persona here (he’s shirtless most of the time), Efron’s balance of charm and menace is convincing and unsettling and he exhibits some previously unrealized range. If Efron wants to fully shake his poster-boy past, he should seek out more parts like Teddy; he would make for a superb villain in any highprofile mystery/thriller. As for Rogen, it’s more of the same — he turns in what Seth Rogen, left, portrays Mac Radner and Zac Efron is nothing more than another plays Teddy Sanders in “Neighbors.” (Special Photo: Unislight variation of his own, versal Pictures) lumpy off-screen personalZac Efron, front, and Dave Franco star in “Neighbors.” (Zac Efron), a senior with a tact him and not the police ity. Not since, well, Adam (Special Photo: Universal Pictures) 2.nothing GPA who behaves if the volume gets too loud. Sandler, has an “actor” been as if he’s still in the 13th This thrown-together agree- so successful by not acting at Mac (Rogen) and his ear when a local Delta Psi grade. Before the Delta Psis ment lasts about a day. all but rather just showing up. wife Kelly (Rose Byrne) fraternity moves in next have even finished moving In the wake of a 4 a.m. Seeming to want things have a new home, an infant door and execute a series in, Mac and Kelly pop in to call by Mac to the cops, both ways the studio and the child and are going through of antics that make those say hello, offer a marijuana Teddy takes it as a betrayal filmmakers close “Neighthe growing pains that committed by the Deltas in housewarming gift and ask and immediately prepares to bors” with a fluff happy endcome with that territory. “Animal House” come off that Teddy and company, behave like a mushroom-fu- ing that seems more suited They think getting high feeling downright quaint by you know, “keep it down.” eled banshee. A tit-for-tat se- for a TV sitcom than rude, and having sex in places comparison. Nothing is off- What Teddy might lack in ries of high-end, borderline heavy “R” rated drunken other than the bedroom limits or taboo and there is book smarts is more than dangerous pranks by both blowout brawl. Everything will keep them young, and no such thing as excess. made up for with those of sides follows and the further that has come before is in a perfect world they’d The lemmings in the frat the street variety and he it, goes the less interesting ignored, making it all feel probably be right. Their house all follow the lead and catches the couple’s drift. the story becomes. more like a total waste of world gets turned on its mindset of President Teddy All he asks is that they conUnlike the 1982 “Neigh- time. (Universal)

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‘Gigolo’ has moments of greatness but has avoidable gaffs Fading Gigolo (R) HHHH By Michael Clark Movie Critic

For only the second time in nearly 100 productions spanning 35 years, John Turturro plays the leading man in “Fading Gigolo,” which he also wrote and directed. It isn’t uncommon for performers known mostly for their character work to get so few shots at being the top dog, and as Turturro is one of the finest character actors alive, he deserves to take a lead gig whenever he can. Fair or not (and it’s not), the main reason Turturro hasn’t been cast as the lead more often is due to his lack of traditional good looks. This actually worked to his advantage as the title character in “Barton Fink,” in which he played a nebbish writer, and for most of “Fading Gigolo” the looks of Turturro’s character (Fioravante) means little to the story, which is interesting considering he plays a male prostitute, a profession almost totally dependent on attractiveness. It is in Turturro’s writing prowess that Fioravante succeeds as a prostitute because of his soft-spoken demeanor and strong silent type attitude. He’s erotic comfort food not a stud, and for most women, particularly those of a certain age, personality will trump looks almost all of the time. He’s not Richard Gere in “American Gigolo” but rather a Mediterranean version of Gary Cooper. For the part of Fioravante’s best friend-turned pimp Murray, Turturro cast

Woody Allen, left, stars as Murray and John Turturro portrays Fioravante in “Fading Gigolo.” (Special Photo: Millennium Entertainment)

Woody Allen for whom he also created the character. It’s no big surprise that Allen is perfect for the role, which is both good and bad news for the multi-hat-wearing Turturro. Murray is the consummate Jewish New Yorker who talks a lot and possesses a bone-dry sense of humor but with next-to-no pessimistic paranoia. Murray offers optimum contrast to Fioravante’s warm, unflappable cool. The not-quite problem arises because Allen’s strong presence essentially makes the movie feel like he is also its director and he likely had input with the final shooting script. That Turturro made a “Woody Allen” film is impressive

in the sense he crafted a decent imitation of a great director. Without Allen the movie wouldn’t work, yet with him Turturro’s filmmaking efforts — again fair or not — don’t seem all that impressive. Turturro’s casting of the four principal supporting players is equally as spot-on as Allen and each lends their respective character great depth and texture. Sharon Stone plays Dr. Parker, Murray’s shrink whose workaholic and possibly unfaithful husband has left her frustrated, lonely and vengeful. She views the hiring of a prostitute as more of an act of retribution than lustful release and when she gets both she becomes a happy repeat

customer. Parker is so satisfied that she recommends Fioravante to Selima (Sofia Vergara), her best friend with her own set of intimacy issues. For the most part Vergara delivers a variation on her own off-screen sexkitten persona and it works like gangbusters. The third woman is Avigal (Vanessa Paradis) and she is nothing like the other two. A mother of six and the widow of a rabbi, Avigal is a strict observer of Hasidic Jewish law; so much so she can’t be seen in public without a headdress and won’t shake hands with men. While performing a service for Murray, he sells her on the concept of finding release but is vague on what exactly that

might entail, which results in the most interesting scene in the film. The first meeting between Avigal and Fioravante is at once sensual, awkward, heartbreaking, transcendent and cathartic, which is made all the more powerful because of its lack of dialogue and backing score and a bare minimum of sound. Throughout the narrative Avigal is being tailed by Dovi (Liev Schreiber), another devout Hasidic and overly-dedicated neighborhood watch guy. We don’t find out why until far into the film and when revealed it doesn’t come as much of a surprise but does figure heavily in a late scene that alters the entire complexion of the story.

Some will interpret this scene as fitting and logical and in many ways it is but for a film that has defied “fitting” and “logical” for the duration — and has done it well — it feels random and arbitrary. Audiences expecting something ironic and/or poetic will view it as a lazy sell-out and a huge letdown. Like all of Turturro’s four other directed films, “Fading Gigolo” contains moments of greatness yet is eventually torpedoed by easily avoidable conceptual gaffs. He’s got a great movie in him somewhere and next time out he should perhaps follow Allen’s example of late: write and direct and let someone else do the heavy lead actor lifting. (Millennium)

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NOW SHOWING Recently reviewed films now playing in metro area theaters: • “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (PG-13) Returning leads Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone do everything right and the supporting performances by three Oscar winners (and another nominee) are fine but the film suffers greatly from a slipshod script and mammoth length. 1 ½ stars — Michael Clark • “Transcendence” (PG-13) For a solid hour, “Transcendence” is a smart and entertaining sci-fi thriller offering pros and cons on the effect of the Internet on our society. Then, in the blink of an eye, it totally caves in on itself and becomes just another generic action flick. 2 ½ stars – MC • “Draft Day” (PG13) This film marks the fifth time Kevin Costner has played the lead in a sports-themed drama and his first in the football sub-genre. As the GM for the Cleveland Browns Sonny (Costner) gets pulled in every direction possible and few of them

are interesting. 2 ½ stars — MC • “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (PG-13) Second only to the first “Iron Man” in terms of overall quality, this sophomore installment of Marvel’s Captain America plays out less like a comic book extravaganza and more a topical commentary on covert U.S. operations. 3 stars — MC • “Divergent” (PG-13) The latest entry in the young-adult-novel-blockbuster-hopeful adaptation covers all of the required bases (dystopia, death, romance), does more things right than it does wrong and doesn’t embarrass itself much but is overlong by at least 30 minutes. 2 ½ stars – MC • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (R) Filmmaker Wes Anderson’s latest is a triumph on every level. Ralph Fiennes leads a cast of dozens in a period-piece murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the final scene and puts equal emphasis on atmosphere, plot and acting. 3 ½ stars — MC

Ralph Fiennes, center, stars in “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” (Special Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

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questions Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark So, you think you’re good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark. Congratulations to last week’s winner, Gary Hussey of Snellville. Here are last week’s questions again and the answers: 1. Name two movies in which Clint Eastwood’s character dies. A: “The Beguiled,” “Honky Tonk Man,” “The Bridges of Madison County” and “Gran Torino” (his character’s death was suggested in “Escape From Alcatraz”) 2. What sport is often played in “The Big Lebowski?” A: Bowling 3. Who was first offered the role eventually played

Clint Eastwood stars in “Gran Torino.” “Gran Torino” is one of four movies where Eastwood’s character dies. (Special Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures)

by Jerry Lewis in “The King of Comedy?” A: Johnny Carson 4. Name the first concert (rock ’n’ roll) movie to win an Academy Award. A: “Woodstock” 5. What position (baseball) does the Robert de Niro character play in “Bang the Drum Slowly?” A: Catcher Now, for this week’s questions: 1. What is the common professional bond shared by George Clooney, Ronald Reagan, James Caan, Burt Reynolds, Mark Wahlberg, Dennis Quaid, Keanu

Reeves, Warren Beatty and Burt Lancaster? 2. What singer was the lead character obsessed with in “Saving Silverman?” 3. What brand of cigarettes does the Bruce Willis character smoke in “Pulp Fiction?” 4. Who is the last person to win two Oscars for screenwriting? 5. Name the last Africanborn performer to win an Oscar for acting. The first person (located in the U.S.) to respond with all the correct answers receives a prize package of movie-related goodies,

which could include promotional T-shirts, hats, posters, DVDs, video games and more. The winner also gets their name published in the next Weekend section. Please email your answers, along with your name to Include “Gwinnett Daily Post Trivia Contest” in the subject line. In the event no one answers all of the questions correctly, the person with the most correct answers submitted by 6 p.m. the Monday after the contest is posted will be the winner. Only one winner per household is eligible each 30-day period.

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movies Tom Hardy captivates in one-man road trip ‘Locke’ By Alonso Duralde Reuters

One of the many highlights of Andy Kaufman’s stand-up career was the time he got onstage and sang, “One hundred bottles of beer on the wall, one hundred bottles of beer. Take one down, pass it around, 99 bottles of beer on the wall …” The audience snickered over the thought of an entertainer coming out and singing a dopey ditty that exists only to entertain restless children on long car trips. But then he got to 98. And 97. And 96. Suddenly, spectators grew a little nervous. Kaufman wasn’t really going to sing 100 verses of this doggerel, was he? Then he got to the 70s. And the 60s. And his audience grew restless themselves, wondering when he was going to abandon this ridiculous idea. By the time he got to the 30s, everyone in the theater was electrified. Yes! Do it!

Tom Hardy stars as Ivan Locke in “Locke.” (Special Photo: A24 Films)

Take it all the way to zero! Which, of course, he did, to rousing applause. I never got to see Kaufman live, but I got

an idea of the sense of excitement that his brand of audacity prompted while watching “Locke.” The film begins with Tom

Hardy, as the title character, climbing into his SUV at a construction site, turning on his Bluetooth, getting on the highway and beginning to make a series of phone calls. We learn that Locke isn’t heading home, despite the fact that his sons are excited about a football match on TV and his wife has planned a special dinner. We learn that he isn’t going to be at work tomorrow, even though he’s a foreman who’s supposed to be supervising a massive concrete pour in the morning, and there are a million moving parts (inspections, traffic closures) that he’s supposed to be overseeing. After about 20 engrossing minutes of watching Hardy drive and talking to disembodied voices, I thought to myself, “Wouldn’t it be exciting if the movie didn’t inevitably lead to whatever happens next, and the whole thing was just Hardy in the car and on the phone?” Lo and behold, that’s exactly

what writer-director Steven Knight has in mind as well. Knight, best known for writing “Eastern Promises” and “Dirty Pretty Things,” has enough faith in his dialogue (and in Hardy’s ability to perform it) to cloister an entire feature film inside one vehicle, and it’s a gamble that pays off brilliantly. It’s a grand theatrical experiment along the lines of “The Human Voice” or “Sorry, Wrong Number” (two plays built entirely around phone conversations), and it’s utterly electrifying from start to finish. Hardy gets sure-footed support from a fine voice cast (including Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson and Tom Holland) on the other end of those calls, but it’s his show all the way. Despite the physical limitations, he creates a complete character, trying to do the right thing despite the complications his actions create in his personal and professional lives, and attempt-

ing desperately to paper over the fears and concerns of family members and co-workers alike as he tries to be a better man than his own absent father ever was. Hardy has become a favorite of movie fans with roles that allowed him to be exceedingly physical, whether it’s the bravura brutality of “Bronson,” the no-nonsense toughness of “Lawless,” the cage-match ferocity of “Warrior,” the silky menace of his “Inception” character or even the over-the-top villainy of Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises.” Here, limited almost entirely to his voice, he’s no less captivating, drawing us in little by little to unravel the story and to get to the core of Locke himself. Hardy might be past needing a star-making performance, but this is the kind of work that raises him to highest echelon of actors working in film today. He and Knight remind us that artists can astonish with the simplest of methods.

In ‘Moms’ Night Out’ women’s story overshadowed en’s comedy genre with “Moms’ Night Out.” Directed by brothChristian cinema refus- ers Andrew and Jon es to stand still. Though Erwin, this ostensible mainstream audiences femme-powerment film is may associate the genre strangely unsympathetic, with Gospel recreations even demeaning, to its like Mel Gibson’s “The target audience. Rather Passion of the Christ” and than pandering to moms, producer Mark Burnett’s this unfunny, unabash“Son of God,” the faithedly anti-feminist comedy friendly industry continconsistently points out ues to diversify. Last year, how wrong or unnecesit produced a (dreadful) sary or ungrateful they quirky rom-com called “A are. Debuting two days Strange Brand of Happy,” before Mother’s Day, and now it tries its hand “Moms’ Night Out” has at the underserved womonly one message for By Inkoo Kang Reuters

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its harried, overworked, women-on-the-vergeof-a-nervous-breakdown characters (and, by extension, its audience): Jesus loves you, so get over it. Star Sarah Drew (“Grey’s Anatomy”), a real revelation, gets a few early scenes to demonstrate her comic genius before screenwriters Jon Erwin and Andrea Gyertson Nasfell get bored with her character and leave her to pout for a good half-hour. Jittery as a fly’s wings, Drew’s Allyson is a hilarious mess,

prey to her trio of willful brats and increasingly frustrated with her stayat-home situation. In a different milieu, Allyson might pick up a trade and find a happy ending in “having it all.” But “Mom’s Night Out” takes place in a pre-Betty Friedan world (one where “Gangnam Style” is still cool), so her greatest ambition is to be a mommy blogger. (With the exception of Allyson’s sisterin-law Bridgette, played by Abbie Cobb, none of the women here appear to

have jobs.) In keeping with her pattern of dreaming small, the redheaded hausfrau wants just one thing: a guilt-free evening at the ridiculously named Chez Magique with glittery strappy sandals and the company of other women. When Allyson, her BFF hipster-mom Izzy (Logan White) and the enviably put-together pastor’s wife Sondra (Patricia Heaton) are ejected from a toochic eatery (in a pitchperfect satire of restaura-

teur pretension that refers to ambiance as “aura” and its staff as “visionaries”), they run into single-mom Bridgette, whose baby has gone missing. (That’s what happens when you abandon your children for just one night, ladies!) The quartet ditch their original plans to search for the lost infant — revealed early on to be safe in the care of kind strangers — while their husbands and one of their bachelor friends end up in the hospital taking care of the little ones.

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FERST CENTER FOR THE ARTS 349 Ferst Drive, Georgia Tech Campus 404-894-9600 • June 28: Jackie Boatwright presents No Shells Stage Play FOX THEATRE 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta 404-881-2100 • May 10: Mike Epps THE LOFT 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta 404-885-1365 shows/the-loft/ • May 12: The Aquabats PHILIPS ARENA 1 Philips Drive N.W., Atlanta

404-878-3000 • May 12: Cher RED CLAY THEATRE 3116 Main St., Duluth 678-957-7283 • May 10: Gwinnett Choral Guild RED LIGHT CAFE 553 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta 404-874-7828 • May 9: Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta RIALTO CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 80 Forsyth St. N.W., Atlanta 404-651-4727 • Through June 2: Contrapunto

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT GWINNETT CENTER 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth 770-813-7500 • May 10: “Let’s Go to the Movies!” presented by ALL STARS Performing Arts

• May 12: Chromeo • May 16: Wolfmother • May 17: Valerie June • May 28-29: Lucinda Williams • June 5: John Mark McMillan

THE TABERNACLE 152 Luckie St., Atlanta 404-659-9022 • May 10: Corey Smith • May 23: Neon Trees • May 30: Freedom Project featuring Manchester Orchestra • May 31: June 1: Needtobreathe • June 5: Tracy Morgan • June 11: Tamar Braxton

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Saturday, May 10

Meet the Holidays: Mother’s Day The Children’s Museum of Atlanta presents “Meet the Holidays: Mother’s Day” on Saturday, May 10 at noon The museum is located at 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive in Atlanta. For more information or to RSVP, call 404-527-3693 or visit

Sunday, May 11

Meet the Holidays: Mother’s Day The Children’s Museum of Atlanta presents “Meet the Holidays: Mother’s Day” on Sunday, May 11 at 3 p.m. The museum is located at 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive in Atlanta. For more information or to RSVP, call 404-527-3693 or visit

Monday, May 12

Safety Circus The Children’s Museum of Atlanta presents their Safety Circus on Monday, May 12 from 3 to 6 p.m. The event teaches safety to children in a fun family event. The museum is located at 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive in Atlanta. For more information or to RSVP, call 404-527-3693 or visit childrensmuseumatlanta. org.

Tuesday, May 13

Carter” at 7 p.m. on May 19. The event will be held in the Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater, located at 441 Freedom Parkway in Atlanta. For More information, call 404-865-7100 or visit “Lunchtime Series at ART Station” Learn what’s new at Stone Mountain Park presented by ART Station on Monday, May 19 from noon to 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the presentation and a boxed lunch, presentation only tickets are $5. ART Station is located at 5384 Manor Drive in Stone Mountain. For more information or to buy tickets, call 770-4691105 or visit

Thursday, May 22

Book Reading and Signing with Mike O’Connor The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum presents a reading and book signing with Mike O’Connor, author of “A Commercial Republic: America’s Enduring Debate over Democratic Capitalism” at 7 p.m. on May 22. The event will be held in the Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater, located at 441 Freedom Parkway in Atlanta. For More information, call 404-865-7100 or visit

Saturday, May 31

‘Let’s Get Physics, Y’all’ The Children’s Museum of Atlanta presents “Let’s Get Physics, Y’all” on Saturday, May 31 at noon. The event will illustrate the science of physics using dance. The museum is located at 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive in Atlanta. For more information or to RSVP, call 404-527-3693 or visit

‘Confederate General John Bell Hood: The Lost Papers’ The Speakers and Lecture Series at the Atlanta Cyclorama will present “Confederate General John Bell Hood: The Lost Papers,” featuring author Stephen M. Hood, at 7 p.m. May 13 in the Cyclorama Thursday, June 5 auditorium at 800 Cherokee ‘Blacking Up: Hip-Hops Ave. S.E. in Atlanta. Admission Remix of Race and Identity’ is free. For more information, The Film Series at the visit or Atlanta Cyclorama will prescall 404-658-7625. ent “Blacking Up: Hip-Hops Monday, May 19 Remix of Race and IdenBook Reading and tity ” at 7 p.m. June 5 in the Signing with Randall Cyclorama auditorium at 800 Balmer Cherokee Ave. S.E. in Atlanta. The Jimmy Carter Library Admission is free. For more and Museum presents a reading and book signing with information, visit or call 404-658Randall Balmer, author of “Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy 7625.

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra The Arts Council will feature the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. June 20 at 331 Spring St. S.W. in Gainesville. Tickets are $30. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 770-534-2787. Atlanta Cyclorama Juneteenth Celebration The Atlanta Cyclorama will hold its annual Juneteenth Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20 at the Cyclorama and Grant Park at 800 Cherokee Ave. S.E. in Atlanta. Admission is free. For more information, visit or call 404-6587625.

Ongoing events

Cooking with Colors at The Children’s Museum The Children’s Museum of Atlanta will feature “Cooking with Colors” every Monday through May 26 at 10:30 a.m. The workshop is free with general admission to the museum, which is located 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive N.W. in Atlanta. For more information, visit ‘Island of Lemurs: Madagascar’ Fernbank Museum presents IMAX and Warner Brothers Pictures “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” starting at the Fernbank Museum’s IMAX theater at 767 Clifton Road N.E. in Atlanta. For more information visit fernbankmuseum. org. To purchase tickets, call 404-929-6400. ‘Charlotte’s Web’ The Center for Puppetry Arts presents “Charlotte’s Web” through May 25 at 1404 Spring St. N.W. at 18th in Atlanta. Tickets include museum admission and entrance to the Create-A-Puppet Workshop. For more information or to purchase tickets visit puppet. org or call 404-873-3391. Imaginary Worlds The Atlanta Botanical Garden presents Imaginary Worlds, showcasing 18 giant topiary-like sculptures, from May through October at 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E. in Atlanta. For more information, call

404-876-5859 or visit The Four Seasons The Atlanta Botanical Garden presents The Four Seasons, showcasing the monumental sculptures by contemporary artist Philip Haas, from May through October at 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E. in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-8765859 or visit Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour The Atlanta Botanical Garden will feature the 30th annual Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 10 through 11 at several private sites. For more information, visit ‘Aberardo Morell: The Universe Next Door’ The High Museum of Art exhibit “Aberardo Morell: The Universe Next Door” will be on display through May 18 at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E.

in Atlanta. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 404-7334400. Atlanta Jazz Festival The 37th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival will take place May 25 in Piedmont Park. Performers include Freddy Cole, Ester Rada, Bill Frisell, and Somi. Piedmont Park is located at 1320 Monroe Drive N.E. in Atlanta. For more information, ‘Sonic Sensation’ The Children’s Museum of Atlanta will feature the “Sonic Sensation” exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through June 1 at the museum, which is located 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive N.W. in Atlanta. For more information, visit ‘Civil Rights Photography’ The High Museum of Art

exhibit “Civil Rights Photography” will be on display through June 1 at 280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit high. org or call 404-733-4400. ‘African Mask/Masquerade: More than Meets the Eye’ The High Museum of Art exhibit “African Mask/Masquerade: More than Meets the Eye” will be on display through June 1 at 280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit high. org or call 404-733-4400. ‘Evita’ The national tour of Time Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita” is coming to the Fox Theatre for a limited engagement June 3 through 8. The Fox Theatre is located at 660 Peachtree Street in Atlanta. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 404-881-2100 or visit

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