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Sears property bought by apartment developer BY CURT YEOMANS

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Sears announced it was closing its Gwinnett Place Mall only two weeks ago, but plans are already starting to form for the luxury apartments that may go in its place. Northwood Ravin pur-

chased the Sears space about two weeks ago, Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District Executive Director Joe Allen said. Allen said he’s excited about the purchase, but he said Northwood Ravin is being tight-lipped for now about what will happen with the site. He said the group isn’t

talking to the media about the purchase and even he doesn’t know what Northwood Ravin paid for the property. “They did ask me to pass on that they are currently very active, very busy researching all of their options for that piece of property,” Allen said. The CID has reason to be

The interior entrance to Sears at Gwinnett Place Mall is shown in this photo from May. Luxury apartment developer Northwood Ravin recently bought the longtime mall anchor location. (File Photo)

excited about a luxury apartment developer buying the Sears site. County and CID leaders have long viewed the aging mall as a top catalyst site that could, if redeveloped, help further redevelopment in the surrounding shopping district. Now the stars may be See BOUGHT, Page 6A

Bite victim, dogs’ owner reach $300K settlement BY CURT YEOMANS curt.yeomans@gwinnettdailypost.com

The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia, a nonprofit that began as the Gwinnett Foundation Inc. in 1985, held its annual grant awards celebration on June 7 at The 1818 Club in Duluth. (Special Photo)

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A 77-year old Chinese immigrant who was one of the victims of a dog attack on Five Forks Trickum Road in April has settled a lawsuit against the owners of the dogs for $300,000. Zagoria Law, who represented Zhong Kai Mao in the lawsuit, announced the settlement Tuesday. Mao was one of several victims in the dog attack and spent weeks in a hospital facing the possibility of losing his leg. He had been walking on a sidewalk near the intersection of Five Forks Trickum Road and Emerald Forest Circle when the attack happened. The lawsuit was filed against Rosa Garcia, the owner of the two pit bull mixes that attacked Mao and the other victims, in Gwinnett County State Court in mid-April. “We believe that dog owners should be held responsible for the actions of their pets, particularly when people are seriously injured,” Zagoria Law founder and principal David Zagoria said in a statement. “Doctors say that the injuries sustained by our client, Mr. Mao, could require years of rehabilitation. We are satisfied that he will now have the money needed to pay for his medical care.” The amount of the settlement, which See SETTLEMENT, Page 6A

Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia awards nearly $250K BY ISABEL HUGHES

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A local community foundation recently awarded 27 grants totaling nearly $250,000 to nonprofits across Gwinnett and northeast Georgia. The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia, a nonprofit that began as the Gwinnett Foundation Inc. in 1985, held its annual grant awards celebration on June 7 at The 1818 Club in Duluth.

In total, it awarded $242,995 in immediate funding to nonprofits, though with the addition of challenge grants — grants made to a nonprofit once that organization has raised a certain amount of funds as described by the challenge — the total impact being funneled into area nonprofits this year is $500,000. “We are surrounded by many incredible nonprofits doing incredible work each and every day,” said Randy Redner, president and CEO of the Community

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Foundation. “To be able to support some of them in the work they do, to help them impact even more people and change even more lives — that is part of our mission at the Community Foundation. This is why we do what we do.” Including this year’s grants, the Community Foundation has donated more than $80 million to charities

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Zhong Kai Mao lays in his hospital bed after he was attacked by two pit bull mixes while walking on Five Forks Trickum Road in April. His lawyers announced they had reached a $300,000 settlement with the owner of the dogs Tuesday. (File Photo)

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since its inception. The foundation’s Good2Give Community Fund provides the funding for the grants, along with the help of the Community Foundation’s fund holders. Last week’s grants are just a portion of the estimated $5 million the Community Foundation will pour into nonprofits this year, along with education programming and other support services. “Our grants committee worked tirelessly to select

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Gwinnett among Ga. Tech smart community grant winners From StaFF reportS Gwinnett County will work with four of its cities and a researcher from Georgia Tech to look at ways to improve mobility, housing, and emergency planning and response in the area. The county was one of four communities around the state that were announced as winners of the university’s Georgia Smart Communities Challenge, which is designed to encourage the implementation of smart technology. The other winners were Chatham County and the cities of Albany and Chamblee. The winners were announced during a media event in Albany. Each winner is getting grants worth a total of $50,000 as well as an additional $25,000 from Georgia Tech that will be used to support research for the projects. “Georgia Tech is excited at the opportunity to collaborate with four of Georgia’s dynamic communities in this inaugural Georgia Smart Communities Challenge,” Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson said. “The enthusiasm for this new program has been

Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson discusses the winners of the university’s Georgia Smart Communities Challenge during an announcement at the Albany-Dougherty Government Center Tuesday. (Photo: Terry Lewis)

gratifying, and we look forward to seeing how Georgia Tech’s research expertise and the communities’ vision of smart development mesh together to improve the lives of their residents. “These groundbreaking projects have the potential to become models for other communities around our state.” Gwinnett County has been looking at investing in smart technology, particularly related to traffic, locally for months. County commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash highlighted that interest during her State of the County Address in February when she

brought up the Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Smart Corridor project. “This groundbreaking technology will enable traffic signals to communicate with cellphones or directly with vehicles that have the right capability,” Nash said at the time. “It will tell you how long until a signal changes, when you’re in a work zone, or from what direction an emergency vehicle is approaching.” The project Gwinnett won a grant for through Georgia Tech’s competition is for a project that will look at traffic management technologies for Peachtree Industrial. The goal is to use

the technology to improve safety and connectivity, which officials hope will in turn lead to reduced congestion and vehicle crashes. Georgia Tech School of Civil and Environmental Engineering senior research engineer Angshuman Guin has been assigned to work with Gwinnett on the project. The Georgia Department of Transportation and the cities of Norcross, Berkeley Lake, Duluth and Suwanee are also collaborating with the county and Georgia Tech on the project. “In addition to modeling how to set up a connected vehicle system, this project will help agencies charged

with new traffic safety and mobility to manage expectations and costs, and fully realize the benefits of these new technologies,” Georgia Tech officials said in an announcement. The other projects that won grants include: Albany Housing Data Initiative: Led by the city of Albany, the project will evaluate an automated housing registry. The system will allow for improved neighborhood infrastructure and revitalization and encourage a safe and sustainable housing inventory for the city. The assigned Georgia Tech researcher is Omar Isaac Asensio, assistant professor in the School of Public Policy. Shared Autonomous Vehicle Study: Led by the city of Chamblee, the project will study improvements in mobility through the use of autonomous vehicles that travel from MARTA stations into the community. This will reduce road congestion and increase pedestrian and traveler safety. The assigned Georgia Tech researcher is Ellen Dunham-Jones, professor in the School of Architecture.

Federal court judge dismisses free speech lawsuit against Georgia Gwinnett College By ISaBel HugHeS and trevor mcnaBoe isabel.hughes @gwinnettdailypost.com trevor.mcnaboe @gwinnettdailypost.com

A federal court judge dismissed a lawsuit against Georgia Gwinnett College late last month after determining that the legal challenges presented in the suit were moot points, given the school changed its policies shortly after the suit was filed. Former GGC student Chike Uzuegbunam, who graduated from the college in August, filed an 83-page, 470-paragraph suit in December 2016, arguing that during a period of several months, college police and other officials restricted his speech to “two tiny speech zones” that were open 18 hours per week. Another GGC student, Joseph Bradford, who also wanted to preach on campus, later joined the suit as a plaintiff. Nearly a year-and-a-

half after the filing, on May 25, U.S. District Court Judge Eleanor L. Ross, who is based out of the court’s Atlanta division, dismissed the case without prejudice after granting GGC’s motion to “Dismiss for Mootness.” Ross also denied Uzuegbunam’s motion for oral argument. “The court has found that plaintiff Uzuegbunam’s claims for declaratory and injunctive relief are moot because he has graduated from GGC,” Ross’ court order said. “The court has also found that plaintiff Bradford’s claims for declaratory and injunctive relief are moot because GGC has unambiguously terminated the prior policies and there is no reasonable basis to expect that GGC will return to them.” Neither Uzuegbunam nor Bradford were granted monetary relief, given “a fair reading of Plaintiffs’ First Amended Complaint reveals that all of their alleged injuries would be

remedied by the removal of the prior policies.” “The prior policies have been removed with no reasonable basis to believe that GGC will re-enact them,” the order said. “As a result, there is no practical remedy for this court to offerplaintiffs.” Uzuegbunam and Bradford’s lawsuit alleged that in July 2016, college officials stopped Uzuegbunam from talking with fellow students about Christianity and prevented him from handing out religious literature in a plaza outside the college library. After Uzuegbunam complied, the suit said campus officials told him that GGC policies also prohibited him from speaking privately with students about his faith unless he provided three days advance notice and spoke only in the speech zones. In August 2016, Uzuegbunam followed the restrictions and spoke

and distributed literature peacefully at a small patio area that is one of the speech zones. After 20 minutes, campus police arrived and told him to stop sharing his faith because of “some calls from people complaining.” Though Ross’ judgment affirmed that GGC’s policy did limit public speech on campus, including leafleting, to “the assigned speech area at a certain time of day,” she said that GGC’s “quick change to the prior policies” — they were changed Feb. 28, 2017, or about 10 weeks later, “count(ed) in the defendant’s favor,” in addition to the fact that the court “ultimately concludes based on the totality of the circumstances that GGC will not re-enact these prior policies.” Though Uzuegbunam and Bradford requested compensatory damages “after-the-fact” — meaning not in the original suit — Ross said the compensation claims “are not supported by the First Amended Complaint” because, per precedent, compensatory damages must “be based on actual injury caused by the defendant rather than on the ‘abstract value’ of the constitutional rights that may have been violated.’” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session had previously filed a statement of interest writing in support against the school’s free speech policies.

Smart Sea Level Tools for Emergency Planning and Response: Led by Chatham County, this project will develop and test a pilot sensor network for measuring sea level flood risk during natural disasters and storms. The network will improve flood warnings, emergency response action plans and predictions for future flood events. The assigned Georgia Tech researcher is Kim Cobb, Georgia Power Chair and professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Work on the projects is set to begin in September and continue through September 2019. “The four selected communities show cities of all sizes can work on smart development and that these projects are strongest when done through collaboration,” Georgia Tech Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation at managing director Debra Lam said. “Other cities will not be excluded from the broad Georgia Smart community as we remain committed to supporting smart development across the state and beyond.”

Eight-year-old Savannah Dayringer uses an iPad to learn and play at local nonprofit Lekotek’s recent open house. (Special Photo)

Nonprofit marks 35 years of aiding disabled children counties at its six locations. “Lekotek facilitates the inclusion of children A local nonprofit that with disabilities into their allows children with dis- families and communities abilities to learn through by being a ‘play library,’ loaning adapted toys, play recently celebrated educational materials, 35 years with an open house at its Atlanta loca- computers and iPads,” a news release said. “Comtion. puters and iPads are On June 7, Lekotek outfitted with appropriate opened its doors to visisoftware and applications tors, who were able to to meet every child’s inexperience an eye gaze dividual needs — whethsystem in action — an er the child has a visual eye-operated communication and control system or hearing impairment, autism, Down syndrome, — use communication cerebral palsy, genetic apps on an iPad and endisorder or any special gage with other innovative technology designed need.” The nonprofit’s vision to help all children emis to create a world in brace the power of play which children with disin learning. abilities feel empowered Since its inception in December 1983, Lekotek and included in their families, schools and has used the play to change the lives of more communities. For more information, than 6,200 children and families from 40 Georgia visit lekotekga.org.

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Duluth to hold latest annual community cleanup event By ISaBel HugHeS

The program was created to improve the quality of life in city neighborhoods through collaboDuluth is once again ration of city staff and opening its doors and community members in extending dumpster hours identifying neighborhood at the Duluth Public Works concerns and applying Department as part of the resources to respond. city’s second annual ComFrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. munity Clean-Up Day on Saturday, residents can Saturday. dump trash at Duluth’s “This event was such Public Works Department, a hit last year we had to including vehicle tires, bring it back,” Duluth leftover paint from home Planning Director Bill improvement projects, Aiken said. “The commu- debris from renovanity really appreciated our tion projects, cardboard, efforts and we enjoy being lawnmowers, appliances, able to help.” grills, furniture, clothThe day, when residents ing, electronics, vehicle can dispose of any trash, parts and fluids (motor is part of a wider effort by oil, batteries, antifreeze), the Duluth Neighborhood garden chemicals (pestiOutreach Work program. cides, herbicides, fertilizer

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Gwinnett 200’s STORY VAULT project was launched to commemorate Gwinnett County’s bicentennial by recording the stories of the people who live, work, and play in Gwinnett. Watch as Harold Hutchins reminisces about the old ways of life in Gwinnett, participating in the drama program and chorus at Hooper Renwick School, and his 28 years of employment at the General Motors plant.

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and insecticides), household chemicals (toilet bowl cleaner, shower/tile cleaner, carpet cleaner, rust remover) tree limbs, grass clippings, leaves and other trash. Normally, many of the items would not get picked up on trash day and would probably get stored somewhere other than a trash can. The event is free, though it is only for residents who live in Duluth city limits. Those who want to participate are asked to bring a utility bill or trash card to the dump. The trash card will not be stamped for the event. For more information, visit duluthga.net/communitycleanup.


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Research shows a new topical may be a highly effective solution for men with failing sex lives; key ingredients activate special sensation pathways right below the skin, enhancing erections and triggering arousal Daniel Watson Medical News Today

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After years of clinical research and testing, Dr. Esber and his team have discovered an incredible compound that triggers arousal while helping men achieve erections more easily. This compound isn’t a drug. It’s the active ingredient in Sensum+®. And according to users, it produces sensational results. Many men report remarkable improvements in sexual performance and overall satisfaction. They are more sexually active than they’ve been in years with the average Sensum+® user over the age of 50. Clinical studies show Sensum+®’s key ingredient activates the TRPA1 sensation pathway right below the skin of the penis. According to research, many men adults and seniors who suffer sexually have lost sensation in their penis due to constant rubbing and exposure and health related issues such as diabetes, hernia surgery, use of some antidepressants, multiple sclerosis, and other type of illnesses. This desensitization often makes sex extremely challenging. Without a

100% feeling in the penis, its next to impossible to get truly aroused. Worse, modern day sex drugs have absolutely no effect on sensation and are laden with side effects. They simply stimulate an erection by enhancing blood flow. It’s why most men are rarely satisfied after taking them and why Sensum+® users are always stocking up on more and couldn’t be happier. “We knew the science behind Sensum+® was there, but we never expected results like we’re seeing. It’s far exceeded our expectations” said a spokesperson for the company.

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HOW SENSUM+® WORKS Sensum+® is a new sex cream for men that’s to be applied twice a day for the first two weeks then just once every day after. There are no harmful side effects for either the user or partner. It also does not require a prescription. The active ingredient is an organic compound known as cinnamaldehyde with a patented combination of sexually rousing extracts. Research shows that as men get older, they often lose sensitivity to the penis. Although very subtle, this desensitization can significantly hinder sexual performance and lead to serious problems with becoming aroused and staying/getting hard. The cinnamaldehyde in

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Gwinnett detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying this man, who is accused of robbing the Murphy USA gas station in Stone Mountain on May 26. (Special Photo)

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Gwinnett police are looking for a missing Norcross man who is also wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. Andrew Wesley Dix Jr., 42, was released from the Gwinnett County Deten-

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A man who robbed a gas station at gunpoint after attempting to buy cigarettes allegedly threatened to “blast” the store clerk during the robbery, police said Tuesday. Gwinnett detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect, who is accused of robbing the Murphy USA gas station in Stone Mountain on May 26. “The suspect entered the gas station on Rockbridge Road in unincorporated Stone Mountain,” said Cpl. Wilbert Rundles, a spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department. “The suspect is initially wearing a black T-shirt, black pants, black and red shoes, and a white T-shirt on his head. He walks up to the counter and asks for a pack of Newport 100s.

minutes later wearing a black and red hat with floppy ears. “He walks to the counter and says ‘I’m ready now’ and produces a black handgun,” Rundles said. “He gives the clerk a black bag and demands the clerk ‘put all the cash in the bag.’ He repeatedly tells the clerk to ‘hurry up’ and at one point threatens to ‘blast’ the clerk. After she hands him the bag with the money in it, he quickly leaves the store.” Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit crimestoppersatlanta.org. Tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case by referencing case number 18-048536.

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that he has some mental health conditions that may cause him to act erratically, as well as an outstanding warrant for failing to register as a sex offender after being released from jail. Anyone who encounters Dix is asked to call 911, and anyone with information on Dix’s whereabouts is asked to contact detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit crimestoppersatlanta.org. Tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case by referencing case number 18-046450.

Prostate cancer info offered by NGMC BY ISABEL HUGHES isabel.hughes@ gwinnettdailypost.com

Northeast Georgia Medical Center is offering two information sessions and panelist discussions on prostate cancer later this month. On June 20 and June 21, NGMC Gainesville’s Walters Auditorium and NGMC Braselton’s Education Center, respectively, are hosting physician’s panels, which will include urologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists answering questions regarding prevention, screening and treatment options for prostate cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men, with one in nine men developing prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime. However, thanks to increased awareness of screening guidelines and advanced treatment technologies, the ACS reports there are almost three million prostate cancer survivors in the U.S. NGMC’s Cancer Services’ information sessions are intended to provide information about how men can protect themselves and loved ones from prostate cancer. Registration and a free light dinner start at 5 p.m., with the panel beginning at 5:30 p.m. The seminar is free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, call 800347-1416 or visit nghs.com/ prostate-seminar.


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Opioid use tricky to navigate DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 82-year-old woman. In 2002, I had a triple bypass. Something went wrong, and I have been in almost constant pain ever since. I also have other health issues, including atrial fibrillation. My cardiologist recommended pain medicine doctors, who have prescribed many different treatments over the years, including physical therapy, chiropractors, over-the-counter pills, analgesic gels and opiates, including fentanyl patches, oxycodone and morphine. Also, I had a neurostimulator embedded in my back, which did not work, and then in my chest, which also did not relieve my pain. The only medicine that seems to work is morphine. I have built up a very great tolerance over the years. I have been prescribed 90 mg every four hours for many years, but since the opioid scare, the pharmacist will not fill a prescription for that amount. On my own, I have cut down to 60 mg every four hours, which seems to be OK for now. Otherwise, I am very careful and have had no problems. This past month, I think I may have had minor withdrawal symptoms from lowering my dosage, but nothing too serious. I function quite well. I enjoy life and have no problem taking care of myself. I was referred to an addiction specialist, who said I should stop taking morphine almost immediately. He says I should be hospitalized for a week or so during withdrawal. He will prescribe Suboxone to alleviate any pain. The doctor said this is 90 to 95 percent effective. I am concerned that this might interfere with other meds that I am taking, like amiodarone and metoprolol, and I’m afraid of the nausea and other pains I might experience during withdrawal. At this time of my life and being an addict, I want to continue taking my meds as is, and not go through major discomfort. Will I be expected to go to Narcotics Anonymous meetings? — L.L. ANSWER: The reasons for the current crisis in opiates are many, and physician overprescribing is a significant one. Similarly, solutions must include less inappropriate prescribing of opiates, which are not the best choice for long-term pain management for most people. However, there are people who do require opiates, people for whom there are no good substitutes. Criteria for continuing opiate prescription in the long term include: successful pain reduction, as measured by a clear and sustained improvement on pain scales; absence of serious side effects from opiates; and clear and ongoing communication about mitigating risks to the patient and family members, including the availability of naloxone for reversal in the case of overdose. I am concerned that people like you, who are functioning well on a stable dose of opiates, are at risk for not having good pain control with alternative methods. That does not mean it may not be worth a trial of alternatives. But we must use care to avoid harming the people who do well using opiates appropriately.

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The solunar tables for lakes are based on studies that show fish and game are more active at certain times during the lunar period. MAjOR

1:01-3:01 a.m.............1:32-3:32 p.m.

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POLLEN COUNTS Trees: Low Weeds: Low Grass: Low

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Allatoona .............(840.0) .....839.77 Lanier .................(1071.0) ...1072.97 Blackshear ...........(237.0) ..... 237.03 Nottely ...............(1779.0) ... 1777.07 Blue Ridge ........(1690.0) ... 1687.34 Oconee ...............(435.0) .....434.24 Burton ...............(1865.0) ...1865.34 Seminole ................(77.5) ........77.38 Carters .............. (1072.0) ... 1074.63 Sinclair ................(339.8) .....338.42 Chatuge .............(1927.0) ...1925.92 Thurmond ...........(330.0) .....329.00 Harding ................(521.0) .....520.55 Tugalo...................(891.5) ..... 887.95 Hartwell ...............(660.0) ..... 661.18 Walter F. George . (188.0) .....188.86 Jackson ...............(530.0) .....528.84 West Point...........(635.0) .....635.82

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TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them. In 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first African-American to be nominated as a Supreme Court justice. In 1971, The New York Times began publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers. In 1996, the Montana Freemen surrendered after an 81-day standoff with federal agents outside Jordan, Mont. TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), poet/dramatist; Harold “Red” Grange (1903-1991), football player; John Forbes Nash Jr. (19282015), mathematician; Christo (1935- ), artist; Malcolm McDowell (1943- ), actor; Ban Ki-moon (1944- ), U.N. secretarygeneral; Stellan Skarsgard (1951- ), actor; Tim Allen (1953- ), actor; Steve-O

(1974- ), stunt performer; Chris Evans (1981- ), actor; Kat Dennings (1986- ), actress; Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen (1986- ), actresses; Aaron Taylor-Johnson (1990- ), actor. TODAY’S FACT: Ananya Vinay, a 12-year-old from Fresno, Calif., successfully spelled the word “marocain” to win the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2017. TODAY’S SPORTS: In 1948, Babe Ruth appeared at Yankee Stadium for the last time, on the occasion of the New York Yankees’ Silver Anniversary Day, during which his No. 3 jersey was ceremonially retired. TODAY’S QUOTE: “Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.” — William Butler Yeats

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DEAR AMy: As a child, I only met my maternal grandmother, who visited — along with my aunt — twice. My uncle called once or twice a year. I asked my mom about her absent family. She said, “Some families are just that way.” I let it go but was always curious. At a recent, awayfrom-home conference I attended, I was taken aback to find my (estranged) aunt on a speaker panel! Two women sitting at my table knew my aunt and mom from high school 50 years ago. They were “chatty” and talked about what a smart, funny, warm person my aunt is. They talked about how she sacrificed and endured such hardship to care for my grandparents and uncle in the years before they died. (They weren’t aware that I am related to the people they were discussing.) They tsk-tsked about how sad it was that my aunt’s only remaining family (my mom) had abandoned her ill family members with rarely a look back. They described Mom as a narcissist and told hurtful stories. I didn’t say anything, and left early, upset inside. I don’t blame my mom for wanting the freedom to create her own life not tied to ill family members. I also now understand how hard this must have been for my rela-

these relationships from her perspective. Tell her, “I’m not judging you, but I want to understand why we don’t have contact. Can you tell me about it?” You should decide whether you want to independently contact your aunt (I vote yes). Amy Dickinson Read: Healing from Family Rifts: Ten Steps tives, and especially for to Finding Peace after my aunt, who carried the Being Cut Off from a load alone. Family Member,” by My mother can be Mark Sichel, (2004, Mcguarded and avoidant of Graw Hill). conversations she doesn’t DEAR AMy: My want to have. I don’t daughter and her husband want to hurt her, but this received a restaurant gift bothers me. How can I card from my wealthy discuss it without opensister. ing a can of worms? They went to pay using — Both Sides Now the card and the waiter DEAR BOTH SiDES: came back to tell them You don’t seem to have the card had only $2 left introduced yourself to on the $50 card. your aunt — or disclosed Because my daughter your very close relation- had just received the ship to the woman your card, he told her to call tablemates were gosthe number on the back siping about. I mention of the card. this to illustrate the very The company told her long tentacles of family that the card was last estrangements. used in 2015 for $48. It’s time to open the So indeed, my sister, can. Your mother is who likes to boast about guarded and avoidant her wealth, regifted a when she doesn’t want used gift card! to talk about something. My daughter asked me Aren’t we all? I sugfor my opinion. I told gest that you introduce her that she should call this by saying, “Mom, I her aunt and tell her, want to have a conversa- because I am sure she tion about our family. would want to make it Please bear with me.” right. My daughter says Then, you should fully she is afraid to tell her, disclose your experience because she doesn’t want at the conference. Tell to embarrass her. How her that you find this would you recommend confusing, and that you she handle this? would like to understand — Perplexed

DEAR PERPlExED: Even if your sister “regifted” this card, there is nothing wrong with that, as long as the card contains its stated value. It would be the equivalent of receiving a $50 bill from someone and then giving the bill to someone else. Why does it matter how your sister acquired this card, or how long she has held it? Your daughter should simply tell her aunt, “When we went to use the card, we found out that it only has $2 value on it. I thought you should know.” Being honest about this will give your sister an opportunity to correct this mistake. It would also spare her your harsh judgment. DEAR AMy: Thank you for your compassionate advice to “Devastated Dad,” who was inclined to skip his estranged son’s high school graduation. I hope he accepts your gentle nudge not to give up on his son. — Grateful Son DEAR GRATEful: Healing from an estrangement is a long process. Showing up is the first step. You can contact Amy Dickinson via email: askamy@amydickinson. com. Readers may send postal mail to Ask Amy, P.O. Box 194, Freeville, NY 13068. You can also follow her on Twitter @askingamy or “like” her on Facebook.

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world&nation world Canada lawmakers stand against Trump’s tariffs and criticisms

Canada’s House of Commons voted Monday to send a symbolic message to the United States, standing against President Donald Trump’s tariffs and the verbal attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from administration officials. The measure, introduced by a member of a party opposed to Trudeau, passed unanimously. Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum has drawn anger from Canada, which said it will put retaliatory measures into place. In his announcement following Trump’s exit from the G7 summit in Canada on Saturday, Trudeau said Canada would “not be pushed around” and affirmed they would put the retaliatory measures in place. Trump, responding aboard Air Force One, lashed out at Trudeau on Twitter, and the following morning his advisers Larry Kudlow and Peter Navarro ratcheted up the anti-Trudeau talk. Kudlow told CNN that Trudeau’s statements amounted to a betrayal, and Navarro insinuated there would be “a special place in hell” for the Canadian leader. Later the same day, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland called the tariffs “illegal and unjustified” and said Canada did not find “ad hominem attacks” productive, “particularly” among allies.

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Republicans caution Trump in deal By Jeremy Herb, Lauren Fox, Manu Raju and Phil Mattingly CNN

After a historic summit in Singapore, Republicans back home are warning President Donald Trump on Tuesday not to let the lure of a deal with North Korea cloud the realities of dealing with a dictator. Congressional Republicans offered the president measured praise for his meeting with Kim Jong Un, with many saying they were hopeful that it could potentially lead to Pyongyang giving up its nuclear weapons. But they also warned that North Korean leaders have made promises before that they never followed through on —- and numerous Republicans drew the line at the notion Trump raised that the U.S. could ultimately withdraw its thousands of troops in South Korea. Vice President Mike Pence met with senators on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, and Trump called into the meeting. Trump, speaking on Idaho Republican Sen. James Risch’s iPhone, praised the summit and touted its success when speaking to GOP senators at lunch Tuesday, a source who attended told CNN. Sen. John Barrasso, a Wyoming Republican, said the president sounded “confident and upbeat” in his call.

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Man at center Police: Suspect, of Nobel Prize 4 kids dead after sexual scandal Orlando standoff charged with rape The French photographer at the center of a sexual harassment scandal that forced the postponement of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature has been charged with two counts of rape, Swedish prosecutor Christina Voigt said in a statement Tuesday. Jean-Claude Arnault, who has close links with the Swedish Academy, the body that awards the prestigious prize, is accused of raping a woman in Stockholm twice during 2011. “My assessment is that the state of evidence is robust and sufficient for prosecution,” Voigt said.

Migrants rescued from ship begin journey to Spain

One man and four children are dead after a standoff of more than 20 hours, Orlando police Chief John Mina said. Mina said officers were in contact with Gary Lindsey Jr., directly and indirectly, by phone throughout the day Monday after he shot an officer around 11:45 p.m. Sunday and barricaded himself in an apartment with the four children, ages 1, 6, 10 and 11. At one point, Mina said, officers tried to give Lindsey another phone because his had a bad connection, and during the exchange they saw that one of the children was dead. Officers entered the apartment around 9 p.m. Monday, Mina said, and found that all the children held hostage were dead of gunshot wounds. Lindsey’s body was found in a closet, police said. Mina said two children are believed to be Lindsey’s and two are his girlfriend’s. “We have no idea when those poor children lost their lives. That will all be part of the investigation,” Mina said. He said law enforcement had worked all day to bring the standoff to a peaceful resolution, but unfortunately it was a “tragic and sad” ending.

The search-and-rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean Sea since Sunday began its roughly 800-mile journey to Spain on Tuesday evening after transferring more than 500 rescued migrants to Italian Coast Guard and naval ships. According to aid organization SOS Méditerranée, 250 people were transferred to the Italian Navy’s Orione and a further 274 to the Coast Guard’s Dattilo ship Tuesday. The Aquarius — GOP candidate: which had been stranded Diversity is ‘crap between Malta and the Italian island of Sicily since and un-American’ Sunday — now has just 106 A Republican running for survivors on board. — From wire reports New Jersey’s 2nd Congres-

people One of the last WWII Navajo Code Talkers has died

Samuel Tom Holiday, one of the longest surviving Navajo Code Talkers from World War II, has died, just days after celebrating his 94th birthday. The U.S. Marine Corps confirmed the news, saying Holiday died Monday. Holiday joined the Corps in 1943 at 19. After that, he served in World War II until 1945, becoming part of a special unit that used the Navajo language to After a historic summit in Singapore, Republicans back home are warning President Donald Trump on Tuesday not to let the lure of a deal with North Korea cloud the reali- communicate secret messages about troops, tactics ties of dealing with a dictator. (Photo: CNN) and other orders. The code the team creSen. Roy Blunt, a Mistroops, no.” questions about what —- if souri Republican and a The summit was just the anything —- was agreed to, ated was indecipherable to the enemy and a key factor member of Senate GOP latest example of Trump’s and that he hoped to have in the American military leadership, was cautious ad hoc foreign policy, a Secretary of State Mike victories at Iwo Jima, about the North Korea talks, meeting that under another Pompeo brief him in short Saipan, and several other saying before the meeting president would likely have order. with other GOP senators, drawn the ire of foreign “I think we’ve done that,” major battles in the Pacific theater. “We may have started down policy hawks back in Wash- Corker said when asked if a path here that gets us to our ington. he worried about legitimizgoal, which is denuclearizaBut instead, the presiing North Korea. “At this Rose McGowan tion. dent’s party is trying to grap- juncture, I don’t think we “I’d be concerned about ple with the North Korean know enough to challenge or indicted on felony cocaine charge any discussion of removing reality, accentuating Trump’s celebrate.” troops from Korea. And I gesture as one of the only The Republican message A grand jury indicted will look closely at what the ways the U.S. can tame a to Trump was clear: Verifyactress and activist Rose discussion was about our nuclear-armed enemy. ing Kim’s commitment to McGowan on Monday on joint operations — our joint “It’s not something we denuclearizing the Korean one felony count of comilitary operations.” should celebrate. It’s not a Peninsula is a must. While caine possession, accordSen. Joni Ernst said she pretty sight, but it’s the nec- Trump told ABC News on ing to Loudoun County, thought the summit was essary part of a job to protect Tuesday, “I think he trusts successful, but she also cau- Americans,” Sen. Tom Cot- me, and I trust him,” Repub- Va., court documents. McGowan voluntarily tioned against withdrawing ton, an Arkansas Republican, licans were skeptical. U.S. troops. told radio host Hugh Hewitt “He’s trying to be cordial, surrendered to authorities in Virginia in November in “As far as moving troops on Tuesday. but I am a Ronald Reagan response to an arrest waroff the Korean Peninsula, I Senate Foreign Relations guy — ‘trust but verify,’” rant. She later pleaded not think we need to stay there,” Chairman Bob Corker, a said Texas Sen. John guilty to the charge. the Iowa Republican said. Tennessee Republican, told Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate The Metropolitan Wash“We don’t just withdraw our reporters that he still has Republican. ington Airports Authority obtained the warrant in The agent, identified as February last year after the tribe that they’re with, 29-year-old Chad Bishop, authorities allegedly found what group, what box they is being held at a Denver traces of narcotics in her fit into.” detention center for invespersonal belongings that tigation of second degree were left behind on a Mueller to judge: assault, pending formal United flight in January to Lock documents charges from the District Washington, D.C. McGowan tweeted about Attorney’s Office, according shared with incident, asking, “Are they to Denver Police Department Russian company trying to silence me?” spokesman Jay Casillas. Special counsel Robert “There is a warrant out Bishop was showing off Gary Lindsey Jr., who al- Mueller’s office is askfor my arrest in Virginia,” his moves in the center of legedly shot an Orlando ing federal Judge Dabney she wrote. “What a load of a dance circle at Mile High police officer late Sunday Friedrich for an order that HORSES**T.” Spirits bar on June 2 when night and barricaded him- would lock down documents he launched into a back McGowan is one of the self in an apartment with more than 80 women who handspring. During the four children Monday af- shared with the Russian have accused former promove, a firearm fell out of ternoon, was found dead company Concord Manducer Harvey Weinstein of his waistband holster and Tuesday along with the agement and Consulting, onto the floor, Denver police acts of sexual harassment, children after the standoff, because of the potential for police said. (Photo: CNN) sexual assault and rape. the information to be shared said. with foreign nationals and He moved to pick the sional District thinks diverintelligence officials still weapon up and unintention- Alec Baldwin on sity is “a bunch of crap and working to sow discord in ally fired one shot, police un-American,” according the U.S. said. Bishop then put the gun a 2020 bid: ‘If I to comments he made in a Prosecutors must turn back in his pants and walked ran, I would win’ video posted to YouTube by over millions of pieces of away with his hands up. Alec Baldwin 2020? a progressive super PAC. data to the alleged Russian One person was struck During an interview with “In my view, the best troll farm-backer in the in the lower leg and was Howard Stern on Monday, way to bring diversity to coming months because the expected to survive, police Baldwin said that if he the Republican Party is for company has pleaded not said. made a bid for the White Republicans to openly say guilty to a conspiracy charge House, he would “onethat the whole idea of diver- Mueller filed in February Va. police: Teen thousand percent” prevail sity is a bunch of crap and and is preparing for a trial. duo planned as the winner over Presiun-American,” Seth GrossProtective orders on dent Donald Trump. man can be seen saying in discovery as cases progress prom shooting “If I ran, I would win,” the video uploaded on June to trial are fairly typical — Police in Virginia arrested Baldwin said. “I would 6 by American Bridge 21st especially in high-profile two young men who they absolutely win.” Century, which monitors cases like this one, which said planned to open fire at a He also said that his GOP candidates. arose out of Mueller’s high school prom. campaign would be, “the In the video, Grossman investigation into Russian Michael Coleman, 18, funniest, most exciting, quotes the Declaration of influence during the 2016 most crazy campaign.” Independence, saying, “the U.S. election. But Concord’s and a 17-year-old male Baldwin has made headConstitution was designed and Mueller’s teams haven’t face charges related to what police said was a plan to lines since the 2016 electo incorporate that idea of agreed on the terms of the carry out an attack last Sattion for his impersonation the Declaration of Indeprotective order. urday during Bayside High of Trump on “Saturday pendence that everybody School’s prom at a hotel in Night Live.” is treated equally under the Dancing FBI Virginia Beach, Virginia “The only reason I say law. Now, what diversity has Beach Police Chief Jim Cer- that is because I’d love become, it’s been an excuse agent arrested in to run for that kind of shooting mishap vera said Monday. by Democrats, communists position to have things just Coleman was charged and socialists, basically, to be very common sense,” The FBI agent who unwith conspiracy to commit say that we’re not all created Baldwin added. “There’s intentionally shot someone a terrorist attack, and the equal, that some people, if so many things this counwhile dancing in a Denver 17-year-old was charged he — if somebody is lesser with conspiracy to carry out try needs to do that are so qualified, they will get a job bar turned himself in to police Tuesday and is awaiting terrorist threats, police said. obvious.” anyway, or they’ll get into — From wire reports charges. — From wire reports college anyway because of

Ex-WH aides describe ‘adult puzzle’ of taping up Trump’s torn-up documents By Veronica Stracqualursi CNN

Two former White House records management analysts tasked with piecing together the letters, memos and news articles President Donald Trump torn to shreds likened the process to an “adult puzzle.” “In the beginning of the administration, after the transition period, we would get torn-up documents, letters and memos … and we would have to tape them back

different sizes sent from the White House and painstakingly tape them together. together for records,” Solomon Lartey told “New Day” that he Lartey said in an interview Tuesand other staffers thought the asday on CNN’s “New Day.” signment was a joke at first. Politico first reported on Trump’s “This is an adult puzzle for us, habit of ripping up memos and you know,” Lartey said. “I hadn’t documents — and the officials who messed with a puzzle in years.” taped the papers back together. Young recalled to CNN, “We Lartey, his colleague Reginald put the contents on the desk and Young Jr., a senior records manwe literally had to spend hours per agement analyst, and other staffers day piecing together the puzzle in the records department would prior to taping them.” have to take pieces of paper of all The White House has not

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responded to CNN’s request for comment about the practice. One former administration official told CNN that the president likely ripped up the documents out of “habit” more than anything else. Young said Tuesday he can’t speak as to why Trump was tearing up official documents but said he had posed questions to his immediate supervisor “for her to challenge our director to the validity of us doing this type of work.” “Our jobs are to generally do things that are more important,

especially for the salary that they’re paying us,” Young said on “New Day.” Lartey and Young, who worked for the government for decades, said they both have not received explanations for why they were abruptly dismissed from their jobs. “That is a million-dollar question that I have yet to get an answer to,” Young said. “We were told we were at-will employees and we served at the pleasure of the president and that we can be removed at any time of their discretion.”


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I-985 stretch closing for bridge work By Curt yeomans curt.yeomans@gwinnettdailypost.com

The Georgia Department of Transportation is planning to close a portion of Interstate 985 each night from today until Saturday for construction. GDOT officials said I-985 north

our 27 nonprofit winners,” Redner said. “It was not an easy task. Additionally, our generous fund holders stepped in again, allowing us to go above and beyond so we could grant all of those 27 requests. We are so thankful for the incredibly generous community and fund holders we have.” The main focuses of this year’s grant awards were food insufficiency, early education and homelessness, though about a third of the Community Foundation’s grant funding was also allocated for programs and projects outside of the focus areas, including the arts, health care and more. Anyone can give to the Community Foundation’s Good2Give Community Fund and organizations can apply for grants from the foundation online. To donate or learn more, visit cfneg.org.

2018 Grant Winners arts: • Barefoot in the Park — $5,000 • Hi-Hope Service Center, Inc. — $5,000 • The Hudgens Center for Art and Learning — $25,000 education: • HoPe (Hispanic Organization Promoting Education), Inc. — $10,000 • Mentor Me North Georgia, Inc. — $3,995 • Next Generation Focus, Inc. — $5,000 • Norcross High School — $10,000 • North Fulton Community Charities — $5,000 • Path Project and FCA Soccer — $15,000 • Single Parent Alliance and Resource Center — $5,000 • United Way of Greater Atlanta — $10,000 Food insufficiency: • Action Ministries — $5,000 • Hands of Christ Duluth Cooperative Ministry — $4,000 • The Lawrenceville Cooperative —

Christopher E. Boulware Chris Boulware, age 24, of Townville, SC, formerly of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018.

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Walter Lee Brown, Jr. age 94, passed away on June 9, 2018. Arrangements by, Tim Stewart Funeral Home.

$15,000 • North Gwinnett Co-Op — $15,000 • Nothing but the Truth, Inc. — $5,000 • The Place of Forsyth County — $5,000 Health care: • Good Samaritan Health Center — $10,000 Homelessness/Shelter: • Eagle Ranch, Inc. — $5,000 • Family Promise Forsyth County — $5,000 • Family Promise of Gwinnett — $20,000 • Norcross Cooperative Ministry — $5,000 • Positive Impact — Safe Place — $5,000 • The Salvation Army of Gwinnett — $10,000 • Supporting Adoption & Foster Families Together, Inc. — $10,000 social service: • Corners Outreach – Industries — $20,000 • Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services — $5,000

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wrote in a report on the attack that Mao’s left calf was bleeding unZagoria Law officials said was the controllably and a tourniquet had policy limit, was also the same to be applied to stop the bleeding amount of money Mao’s family after the attack. tried to raise on a GoFundMe At the time, Mao’s daughter, page to cover his medical bills. Xiaohong Davis, said he was in Mao had gaping wounds on critical condition and in ICU. his left arm and leg with muscle His son-in-law, Robert Davis, and other internal tissue visible, said the family could not comwounds which needed surgery to ment on the settlement Tuesday. fix. A Gwinnett County Animal The latest update on the GoWelfare and Enforcement officer FundMe page was posted about a

Townville, SC, formerly of Buford, GA

on I-85 until they reach state Ga. Highway 20 at exit 115. They will get off the interstate at Ga. Highway 20 then travel north, past the Mall of Georgia, and until they reach I-985. GDOT said southbound traffic on I-985 will not be affected by the closure.

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will be closed at the split with Interstate 85 from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. so bridge beams can be installed for the I-85 Express Lane extension project. The closures, however, are dependent on the weather. The closure means anyone who is traveling north and needs to get on I-985 will have to go north

2018 at 11:00AM at Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel. Interment will follow at East Shadowlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 6pm until 8pm in funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial donations in Mary’s name to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent to or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, “A Family Company” 120 Scenic Hwy Lawrenceville, GA 770-963-2411.

month ago. Mao was still hospitalized and his doctors were trying to close his wounds at that time. Zagoria said Mao has been able to go home since then and that his leg is OK so far. The attorney said, however, that his client will likely need physical therapy. The pit bulls were surrendered to Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement after the attacks and euthanized.

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animals, Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Animal Aid USA 2988 Midway Church Road, Blackshear GA 31516 or http:// animalaidusa.org/donatetoday/. If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, we would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again (anonymous). Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com. Arrangements entrusted by Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, GA 30518. 770-945-9999.

lining up for a key part of that goal — residential development — to happen in multiple spots at or within walking distance of Gwinnett Place Mall. Northwood Ravin is a North Carolina-based development, construction and property management firm that owns or has built properties in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. In addition to the Northwood Ravin purchase, however, plans for mixed-use redevelopment of the nearby Gwinnett Prado site continue to include some space set aside for residential uses. “That’s been one of the goals of the CID since early on — to have people here that call the area home, that call Gwinnett Place home, and take ownership of Gwinnett Place,” Allen said. “Right now there’s really no one that lives here, you know, in the central core. You come to visit, to eat, to shop and to entertain, but there’s no one that calls Gwinnett Place home. “That’s why we’re very encouraged and that’s been one of the goals of the CID is to see this area transition into a diverse, walkable, green (and) sustainable community.” Gwinnett County Commissioner Jace Brooks said having residents living in the heart of the district can help a variety of businesses in the area, from providing a supply of customers for area retail to offering a place for employees of major employers, such as Kaiser Permanente, to live. Luring at least 10 percent of people to work at major employers in the area to live there as well could help relieve traffic, he said. “It makes sense,” Brooks said of putting residential developments around the mall. “It’s no big secret that there has been an

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Mr Douglas Easter Douglas Lloyd Easter, age 80, of Hoschton passed Drew Hancock away Sunday, June 10, Drew Alexander Han2018. Lawson Funeral cock, age 24, of Sugar Home, Hoschton. Hill, GA, suddenly passed away, Friday, June 8th, Lawrenceville 2018. A Celebration of Mary L. Gollus Life Service will be held Mary Gollus, age 91 of on Wednesday, June 13th, Lawrenceville, GA passed 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the away Sunday, June 10, Buford Chapel of Crowell 2018. She is survived by Brothers Funeral Homes her husband of 38 years, & Crematory. The famAdolph C. “Skip” Gollus; ily will receive friends on daughter, Karen (Malcom) Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 Bryan; son, Benny Walfrom 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 drop; daughters-in-law, p.m. at the funeral home. Joyce Waldrop and Kathy Drew was a 2011 GraduMewborn; 9 grandchilate of North Gwinnett dren; 12 great grandchilHigh School, and then dren; 2 great-great grandcontinued on his education children; sister, Daisy earning a Culinary Degree Cagle; brother, Roy Wells; at the Culinary Institute of sister-in-law, Helen Wells. America in 2014. Drew is She was preceded in death survived by his parents, by her parents, Burl and Drew S. And Barbara Effie Wells and sons, Tony Hancock; brothers, John Waldrop and Ricky Mew- Hancock, Brandon and born. Mary worked all her wife Amanda Baker; life and was blessed after sister, Sabrina and husretiring to spend time with band Terry Craven, Kaitlin her grandchildren helping Reid; maternal grandto care for them. A Funeral parents, Willis and Ann Service Honoring the Life Fowler; as well as several of Mary will be held on nieces and nephews. As Wednesday, June 13, Drew was a lover of all

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Jerry Holland Jerry Holland, age 74, of 134 Grace Land Drive, Mount Airy, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Mr. Holland was born on July 16, 1943 in Flowery Branch, Georgia to the late James I. Holland and Evelyn Holland. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and was retired from R.J. Griffin Construction. Survivors include his wife, Paige Holland, of Mt. Airy; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Tim Harris, of Buford; Staci and Todd Pealock, of Clarkesville; daughter, Tammie Carpenter, of Atlanta; sons and daughtersin-law, Jason and Ashley Holland, of Madison; Hunter and April Holland, of Highlands Ranch, CO; Eric and Amanda Holland, of Madison; son, Cory Holland, of Mt. Airy; sister, Betty Perry, of Winder; brothers, Jim Holland, of Thomasville; Dennis Holland, of Buford; Ricky Holland, of Buford; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel with Rev. Staci

oversupply of retail in that area due to, one, this kind of overbuilding of retail for so many years around there and also because of the changes in retail. “A lot of that retail needs to be repurposed and it makes sense that one of those repurposes would be residential.” The news that Northwood Ravin was buying the Sears site was welcomed by Nick Masino, the chief economic development officer at Partnership Gwinnett. “It’s exactly what the Gwinnett Place Mall area needs, somebody who is invested, that has a proven track record of doing great work,” Masino said. “That mall is a catalyst site and having someone of this capability investing there is a very strong sign.” It comes at a time when efforts to spur on redevelopment in the mall area have been a high priority. The Gwinnett Prado redevelopment planning is ongoing and the CID has been marketing the Mall Corners and Santa Fe Mall shopping centers on Pleasant Hill Road and Venture Drive to developers for redevelopment. Meanwhile, Gwinnett County has been piecing together parcels of land to build a new, larger transit transfer hub next to the mall. “There’s been a lot of activity around the mall,” Brooks said. “It shows that the Gwinnett Place area, the Gwinnett Place location, is still very desirable and now that there is some activity there at the mall, I think it just reinforces that that is a great place. The location is phenomenal. “There is a lot of tremendous activity going around there, the traffic count, the foot count is high and so it seems as though there is a good amount of interest, not only in the area, but at the mall now, and that’s very promising for the area.”

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Holland Pealock officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the United States Air Force, the Grant-Reeves V.F.W. Post 7720, the American Legion Post # 84 and the Rabun County DAV Post #15. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. prior to the service hour. Arrangements are in care of Whitfield Funeral Home & Crematory, North Chapel, 245 Central Avenue, Demorest, Georgia. 706-778-1700. Those wishing to express online condolences to the family may do so by visiting our website at www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com. Buford, GA

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Margaret Anna “Marge” Krebs (Kollar) Margaret (Marge) Anna Krebs, 94 years young, of Lawrenceville, GA, while at home reading a book in her favorite chair suddenly went to be with our Lord on June 7th. She was in good health until the Lord called her. Marge was born October 18, 1923 in a farmhouse near Pelican Rapids, Minnesota to Amelia Savel (mother) and Adolf Kollar (Father), both immigrants from Austria. Marge was one of 10 siblings (4 sisters and 6 brothers). She is survived by two, her younger sister Marlys Klovstad and younger brother Ernie Kollar. Marge entered the Navy during WWII in 1944 as a Navy Wave, serving as a Pharmacist Mate 3rd Class until April 19, 1946. After her honorable discharge from the Navy she moved to Miami, Florida and then to Marathon in the Florida Keys. There she met her husband, Frank A. Krebs.

She raised and is survived by four children David Krebs and Donna Carbaugh, from Frank’s first wife who passed away, and two of hers from the marriage, Keith Krebs and Karen Thorne. She has 11 grandchildren, 20 greatgrandchildren, and 4 greatgreat grandchildren. After Frank’s passing in 1984 she moved to Wellborn, Florida and lived next to her daughter Donna until moving to live by her son Keith in Lawrenceville, GA in 2012. Marge worked as a waitress her entire life and had quite a following among her customers. She was beloved by everyone she came in contact with and was an inspiration to all. Marge was very active in the church her whole life and in her community where she lived in Lawrenceville. At only four feet eleven inches she filled any room she entered with joy, peace, and a fabulous sense of humor. Her kindness to others was one of her strongest strengths. She was known far and wide for her delicious Key Lime Pie, potato salad and home cooking. She was a hard worker and fast walker. So fast that her husband, who was six feet seven inches, could hardly keep pace with her. She was a beautiful lady inside and out! One that has left a wonderful legacy of love, hope and friendship. She will be very much missed. Arrangements are being handled by Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046. A memorial service is set for 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, GA, 395 West Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Flowers and cards can be sent to the Funeral Home.

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Dyer PTO board member’s husband arrested Man accused of possessing sexually explicit photos of minor By IsaBel HugHes

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A local father whose wife serves on the board of Dyer Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization remains in jail without bond for allegedly having sexually explicit photos of a female relative under the age of 12 on his cellphone, police said. Bradley Russell Duckett, 38, of Dacula, was arrested April 17 and charged with child molestation and possession or control of material depicting a minor in sexually explicit conduct after Gwinnett detectives

to ensure the children have protection from people like this, nor are they providing found his Due to Georgia laws that concerned about the arrest, proper notification when phone protect the identity of juve- given Duckett’s wife, Jenincidents like this occur. I inside a niles and sex crime victims, nifer Duckett, was recently would like to see the county stolen car, the Daily Post could not elected to the PTO’s 2018change their policy on paraccording obtain an incident report for 19 board of directors. ent volunteers as well as to Gwinfurther details, though Smith Dyer Elementary’s notification to parents.” nett County said that the vehicle, a 2006 newsletter, Bear Essentials, The parent told the Daily Police black Honda pickup truck, lists Jennifer Duckett as the Post that after learning of Bradley Departhad been reported stolen in board’s communications Duckett’s arrest, he and his Duckett ment Sgt. late March. secretary. wife “waited a couple of Jake Smith. When the truck was “I learned that (Duckett weeks to see if the school “When the vehicle was found, Smith said, detectives and his wife) often worked would notify parents of recovered, Duckett’s phone obtained a search warrant together for the PTO and this incident,” though he was found inside,” Smith for the phone, which led school functions and I am said they did not receive said. “We don’t have an them to sexually explicit concerned for my children any communications about explanation, though detecimages. and any other children who Duckett or the alleged tives theorize Duckett’s “Some of the images may be harmed by similar crimes. phone may have been stolen were of the (female relative), people in our schools,” said “My wife sent an email from him in an unreported which led to the charges,” one parent, who asked not to the school counselor entering auto. There were Smith said. to be named. “I do not think expressing concern and a few entering autos in the Dyer parents told the that Gwinnett County Public asking if she was the correct area around that time.” Daily Post that they were Schools are doing enough person to bring this up to,”

the parent said. “We waited a week for a response, and none came. My wife then forwarded the email to the school’s principal, and she received a response. The principal called my wife and said that there was no need for concern, and that if there was an issue that the Gwinnett Police would contact us.” The Daily Post did not receive a response from Dyer’s principal, Michael DiFilippo, requesting verification that he did make the call or the comment and repeated requests by the Daily Post for comment by Gwinnett County Public Schools and the PTO went unanswered. Staff writer Trevor McNaboe contributed to this report.

Local students Report: NGMC generated $1.75B win awards for for local, state economies in 2016 video production By IsaBel HugHes

sated care, which includes indigent and charity care and bad debt, comes in addition to $6.5 million that Northeast Georgia NGMC provided in comMedical Center generated munity outreach, such as more than $1.75 billion in free screenings and health revenue for the local and education. state economies in 2016, a “We at NGHS realrecent report said. ize that while our most According to the report, valuable contributions which was published lie in the vital health by the Georgia Hospital care services we provide Association, the state’s to patients in our comlargest hospital trade asmunity, our economic sociation, in 2016, NGMC benefit extends far beyond generated $1,751,543,053 patient care,” said Carol in revenue for the econBurrell, president and omy, provided more than CEO of NGMC’s parent $52 million in uncomorganization, NGHS. “As pensated care and susan economic anchor in our tained more than 18,000 region, we remain comfull-time jobs throughout mitted to managing our the region and state, in resources wisely so we addition to the more than may improve the health of 8,000 employees directly our community in all we employed by Northeast do for years to come.” Georgia Health System. GHA’s report shows The more than $52 that NGMC had direct million in uncompenexpenditures of more than

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Based Learning” and in the Talent category. Johnson won in the Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Students from Gwinnett Affairs for her piece called County Public Schools con- “Wonderglass”. tinued the school district’s The three category wins success in video production by Cole and Johnson are after winning three Student the most by Gwinnett Production Awards at the County students since 44th annual award ceremo- 2013, when Lanier High ny for the Southeast Emmy School Center of Design Chapter of the National and Technology, Phoenix Academy of Television Arts High School and Gwinnett and Sciences. School of Mathematics, Andy Cole from Lanier Science and Technology High School and Lauryn combined for four. Johnson of Parkview High As a whole, GCPS had School were named win14 nominations from six ners during amongst some schools, nine of which of the best high school came from Lanier. production students June 9 Cole and Johnson will at SCADshow in Atlanta. advance to the National Cole, who received six Student Production Awards nominations this year, won that will be held in October in General Assignment with the location to be an— Light News for “Work nounced at a later date. trevor.mcnaboe @gwinnettdailypost.com

$761 million in 2016 and that when combined with an economic multiplier developed by the United States Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, the total economic impact of those expenditures was more than $1.75 billion. The output multiplier considered the “ripple” effect of direct hospital expenditures on other sectors of the economy such as medical supplies, durable medical equipment and pharmaceuticals. Economic multipliers are used to model the impact of a change in one industry on the “circular flow” of spending within an economy as a whole. GHA’s report is the first that includes NGMC Braselton for a full year, given the Braselton hospital opened in April 2015. The GHA report also

reflects the addition of NGMC Barrow, though the Barrow hospital was not a part of NGMC at the time of the report. In 2016, Barrow Regional Medical Center (now NGMC Barrow) generated more than $73 million in revenue for the local and state economies, provided more than $2.7 million in uncompensated care and sustained nearly 500 full-time jobs throughout the region and state. The numbers in the GHA study only reflect the economic impact of hospital expenditures and do not include the impact of other services, such as physician offices and long term care facilities, provided by Northeast Georgia Health System. For more information or to read the report, visit gha.org/Newsroom/Economic-Impact.

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The Lilburn City Council adopted its $7.9 million annual budget for 2018-19 during its regular meeting Monday night. (Photo: Randy Louis Cox)

Lilburn City Council approves 2 percent raise for employees By raNdy cox

The police department received the lion’s share of the upcoming fiscal LILBURN — The city year budget expenditures of Lilburn passed its anwith $3,453,732. City nual $7.9 million budget Hall (Information TechMonday night, including a nology, Human Resources 2 percent pay raise for all and Finance) will have city employees and a sani- almost $2 million under tation fee of $13.12 for the budget, while the each residential property Public Works Department owner. will have a little over $1.1 “This makes our entry- million. level salaries competitive Property and Other with the market,” Lilburn Taxes top the sources of City Manager Bill Johnsa revenue with $5.2 miltold the panel. lion, while the Fines and The millage rate for Forfeitures account is homeowners will remain almost $1.2 million. The the same at 4.43, and is Confiscated Assets fund is scheduled to be adopted $80,000, and the Capital at the July 9 City Council Projects fund amounts to meeting. $321,592.

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FY ‘19 runs from July 1 to June 30, 2019. In other business, the City Council awarded the bid of $162,600 to Architectural Design Specialties/Playground Creations for replacement and installation of playground equipment at City Park. The new area will include separate playground sections by age groups, updated equipment and the preservation of shade trees. Two upcoming events were announced: Lilburn Food Truck Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and Sparkle in the Park from 5:30 to 10 p.m. July 4, both at City Park.

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Board OKs termination of Gwinnett Tech photography program BY CURT YEOMANS

make difficult decisions to ensure our limited resources align and support Gwinnett Technical that mission.” College is beginning to The board’s agenda shut down an academic shows several photogprogram that overhauled raphy-related programs, its curriculum last fall including diploma and and recently experienced degree programs in a spike in enrollment. the subject, specialist The Technical Colcertificate programs in lege System of Georgia’s commercial photograboard approved a request phy, portrait photografrom Gwinnett Tech to phy, event photography, terminate its 34-year-old drone photography, video photography program photography and a digital during the board’s month- photographic technician ly meeting last week. program are all set to be Students who are already terminated. enrolled in the program Most of those programs will be allowed to finish will cease to exist in May their degrees, but the 2020, but a couple of program is scheduled to programs will end in May completely shut the pro2019. gram down by 2020. Other Gwinnett Tech The college told the programs that the board Daily Post that the decivoted to terminate sion to terminate the include a Georgia Film program, although it has Academy on-set producbeen met with strong tion assistant certificate push back from supprogram and a digital porters, was based on imaging specialist cerfinances. tificate program in May “Gwinnett Techni2019, and a diploma cal College’s mission program in building and is workforce developfacilities maintenance ment and meeting the this month. workforce needs of high The decision to cut the demand industries within photography program is our service area,” offisomething of an abrupt cials said in a statement. turnaround for Gwinnett “Our financial resources Tech. Last fall, it was and space available for celebrating the unveiling programs are currently of a new curriculum for constrained. the program. “As a result, the col“Gwinnett Tech is lege sometimes has to committed to being curcurt.yeomans @gwinnettdailypost.com

The Technical College System of Georgia’s board voted last week to approve the termination of Gwinnett Technical College’s photography program. (File Photo)

rent and in full alignment with the highest industry standards to ensure that our students are among the best trained professionals in the industry,” photography program director Judith Pishnery said in a news release in September. Information about the photography program has already been scrubbed from Gwinnett Tech’s website as of Monday. Supporters of the programs didn’t let the Technical College System terminate the programs without putting up a defense, however. They presented an information packet to the board which stated enrollment was up this year, going from 107 students in 2016 to 158 students in 2017. That was the

third highest enrollment among Gwinnett Tech academic programs listed in the packet, behind only game development (240 students) and culinary arts (160 students). The supporters claimed the program had an 86 percent in-field job placement rate for its graduates, a 79 percent graduation rate and a 68 percent retention rate in 2017. “Many of the photography students go on to create their own small businesses, adding to the economic impact of Georgia,” the supporters said in their report. “They provide essential creative services to businesses and individuals, as well as hire others to work for them and hire other services for their business.”

The photography program’s founding director, Kim Harkins, wrote a letter to the Technical College System’s board, pleading with it to give the program a reprieve. She highlighted its level of instruction, the training students receive, national and world competitions that students have been recognized in, internships program participants have undertaken around the world and a commendation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. “I am as proud of the program and its students today as I was in 1984 and believe photography is as central now to all aspects of the everchanging high tech world of visual communications,” Harkins said in her letter. Retired Gwinnett County Public Schools Director of Broadcast and Distance Learning and GCPS TV Greg LaHatte also wrote to interim Gwinnett Tech President David Welden last week to plead on behalf of the program to let it continue. LaHatte has been a member of the commercial photography program’s advisory board for more than 20 years. He said the school system’s broadcast department

liked using students who came from Gwinnett Tech’s commercial photography program. “We always knew when we used a Gwinnett Technical College student or graduate from this program, we would get quality work without fail,” LaHatte said. “This program has quite a reputation throughout the metro Atlanta region and beyond.” LaHatte also said the program is especially important at a time when Georgia prides itself on the number of movies filmed in the state, and economic impact they have on Georgia. “The program has never had a more relevance to exist than today,” LaHatte said. “The film and associated media production industry in this state has given credence to Georgia’s claim to be ‘Hollywood’ east. This program is one of the few throughout the southeast that provides an affordable chance to have a degree in a profession that currently has more ‘skilled-work needs’ than Georgia can provide. “It certainly fulfills your current mantra: ‘Career-focused education for real-world jobs.’” Staff Writer Trevor McNaboe contributed to this report.

County bus route offers more options to GGC, Gwinnett Tech students BY TREVOR MCNABOE trevor.mcnaboe @gwinnettdailypost.com

Traveling around campus will be easier for students at Georgia Gwinnett College and Gwinnett Technical College following the announcement of a bus

route taking students to and from the campuses. According to a map released by Gwinnett County Transit, Route 45 will have stops that include Gwinnett Medical Center, GGC, Lakes Parkway and Sugarloaf Mills Mall. County transit buses

will follow an organized hourly route beginning at 5:50 a.m. at Gwinnett Medical Center from Monday through Friday. The route will stop at GGC every hour at 13 minutes past the hour before continuing to Lakes Parkway and Smoky Trail 33 minutes after each

hour and conclude by stopping at the Sugarloaf Mills Park and Ride at 49 minutes past each hour. The bus route will run from 5:50 a.m. to 9:49 p.m. weekdays and 6:50 a.m. to 8:46 p.m. Saturdays. The route will allow

students access to the Lawrenceville Market Shopping Center, Walmart and River Exchange Shopping Center in addition to serving as a way to get to class. Fares for the bus routes are $2.50 per ride, $22.50 for a 10-ride book or $80

for a monthly pass. Riders who are above the age of 65, have a disability or have a Medicare card can qualify for the half fare program, which will reduce the price of each individual ride to $1.25 and a 10-ride book to $12.50.

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BOYS GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Luka Karaulic MILL CREEK • SENIOR

Mill Creek senior Luka Karaulic, the Daily Post’s Boys Golfer of the Year, will play college golf for Georgia Tech. (Photo: Dale Zanine)

Back-to-back team titles special to Hawks’ Karaulic By Will Hammock Luka Karaulic laughs when he’s asked if he ever followed his father’s athletic path. “Oh no, I am not a runner,” he said. “I did not get that from him.” The Daily Post’s Boys Golfer of the Year still learned plenty of lessons and got some athletic genes from Branislav

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played every sport,” the 2018 Mill Creek grad said. The Daily Post’s boys and “He knows what it takes girls all-county golf teams, 2B to be at the top. He shaped Karaulic, a 1988 Olymthe way I practice, the pian for Yugoslavia (now way I approach the game. Serbia) in the 400-meter I definitely wouldn’t be hurdles. The elder Karaulic anywhere near where I am ran a qualifying heat that today without him. I owe it year against U.S. hurdling all to him.” legend Edwin Moses. Golf found its way past “My dad pretty much other sports to Karaulic at MORE INSIDE

an early age. “I’m the only one in my (immediate) family that golfs,” Karaulic said. “My grandpa is a total fanatic. My dad always told me when I was 2 years old he left one of his clubs in the living room and I picked it up and wouldn’t let it go. He coached me until I was 3 or 4. He couldn’t handle

my stubbornness, so he dropped me off at a local country club with the pro and said, ‘Here you are, do what you can.’ The club never left my hand since.” Karaulic excelled at the junior level through the years, first in Akron, Ohio, where he lived until 2009. His family moved from there to Lawrenceville

and he began playing out of Hamilton Mill Country Club, eventually finding his way to The Legends at Chateau Elan. His hard work on and off the course have earned a golf scholarship to powerhouse Georgia Tech. “What people do not

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GIRLS GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Jenny Bae COLLINS HILL • JUNIOR

Bae improves leadership, wins breakthrough title By Will Hammock

Collins Hill’s Jenny Bae is the Daily Post’s Girls Golfer of the Year. (Staff Photo: Will Hammock)

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Collins Hill girls golf coach Bryan Parker had lots to be proud of regarding Jenny Bae’s on-course work this season, and he was just as pleased about her evolution off of it. Quiet by nature, Jenny Bae’s play in high school golf put her uncomfortably at the forefront as a freshman and sophomore, yet her youth kept her vocal leadership was kept to a minimum. That changed this season, when the junior was tasked with leading an Eagles roster with just two other players, both young and inexperienced — freshman Kim Nguyen and sophomore Shregtha Shah.

“This season was a little different for us at Collins Hill,” Parker said. “We only had three female golfers in the program — a freshman, a sophomore and Jenny, a junior. Jenny really stepped up this year as both a player and a leader on our team. She not only supported and encouraged our younger players as they grew in their abilities, but also became a vocal leader both on and off the course.” Bae’s play also remained at a high level, the highest its been in her high school career, to earn the Daily Post’s Girls Golfer of the

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In Brief Buford’s Miller commits to Ohio St. Buford foour-star offensive lineman Harry Miller announced his commitment to Ohio State on Sunday afternoon via his personal Twitter account. Miller, a rising senior at Buford, is highly ranked on multiple positions on the offensive line, including center and guard. He is listed at 6-foot-4, and 310 pounds. He is the No. 9-ranked recruit in Georgia according to 247Sports, and the No. 2 center in the country. Miller was highly sought after with dozens of Division I offers. In the first season under head coach John Ford, the Wolves were 11-2 with a 6-0 region record. Buford lost to Class AAAAA state champion Rome in the state playoffs.

GGC’s Konfederak named Academic All-American of the Year

Tennis player Kevin Konfederak has become the first Georgia Gwinnett College student-athlete to be named the Google Cloud Academic All-American of the Year, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Konfederak was the top choice among NAIA, Canadian and two-year college student-athletes that competed in the following at-large sports: fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo, men’s volleyball and wrestling. A 2018 business graduate, Konfederak concluded his collegiate tennis career with a combined 14 individual or team national championships. He was a four-time NAIA All-America first-team selection and earned the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Top Senior Award in 2018. “I am truly honored to be selected the best among a distinguished list of talented student-athletes,” Konfederak said. “This award signifies all the hard work and dedication from my four years at college in tennis and academics.”

Johnson reclaims No. 1 ranking

Dustin Johnson reclaimed his spot atop the Official World Golf Rankings after winning the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Sunday, bumping reigning FedExCup champion Justin Thomas to the No. 2 spot. Johnson, who held the world’s No. 1 ranking for 64 consecutive weeks before Thomas’ T11 finish at The Players Championship in May knocked him down to second, shot a 4-under 66 on Sunday and capped his win with a highlight-reel hole-out for eagle. Johnson will play in the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills this weekend. No player has ever won the U.S. Open after winning a tournament the week prior. — From staff, wire reports

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June 15-17: Gwinnettbased Red Stitches Baseball will host its fourth annual college showcase tournament at Truett-McConnell University. The event is open to high school and travel teams in the 15-and-under and 16- and 17-year-old divisions. Games will be played at Truett-McConnell, Habersham Central and White County. Cost is $675. Two games of pool play will be followed by a single-elimination tournament. For more information, email RedStitches2014@ gmail.com.

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June 25: The 10th annual Archer Classic will be held at Summit Chase Country Club to benefit the Tigers’ high school football

program. Shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Cost is $125 per player and sponsorships are available. For more information, email tjohnstone@eaglerocks.com.

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Ongoing through Aug. 3: All Sports Youth Camps, in partnership with Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation, will host summer break camps in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, lacrosse, softball and multisports this year. Locations include Bogan Park, Collins Hill Park and George Pierce Park. Summer camps are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, go to www. allsportsyouthcamps.com, email DLStancil@yahoo. com or call 770-356-6861.

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formed. “Looking back, I’ve see is the relentless work made friendships and ethic that gives (Karaulic) memories I won’t ever forBOYS GOLF a tremendous amount of get for the rest of my life,” he said. “I’m going to miss confidence to handle any Boys Golfer of the Year: Luka Karaulic, Mill Creek, Sr. Georgia Tech signee was Class AAAAAAA runner-up with 71 high school golf. I’m going situation he finds himself Boys Coach of the Year: David Allen, Mill Creek to miss playing with these in during a competitive Led the Hawks to repeat team state championship guys as teammates and round of golf,” Mill Creek First Team I’m going to miss my two coach David Allen said. • Jackson Cross, Lanier, Soph. Tied for third at area with 72, 22nd at state coaches, Coach Allen and “This intangible trait also • Kenny Duffin, Hebron, Soph. Coach (Neal) Harris. They will be what propels him Tie for 11th at state had quite the impact on into success at anything he • Pierce Garland, North Gwinnett, Soph. my four years here. They strives to do. I have thorTied for eighth at state, tied for ninth at area • Brock Healy, Norcross, Sr. helped make me the person oughly enjoyed watching Tied for third at area with 72, tied for fifth at state I am today.” him mature into a leader• Anmol Jhangra, Brookwood, Soph. The next step for ship role within our golf Area champion with a 70 • J.T. Smith, Mill Creek, Sr. Karaulic is Georgia Tech, a team and to say I am lookArea runner-up with 71, tied for 5th at state program known for turning ing forward to his future at Second Team out PGA Tour players. His Georgia Tech and beyond Jackson Buchanan, Buford, Fr. lifelong dream is to reach would be an understateNick Gibson, Peachtree Ridge, Soph. Zach Mullett, Mill Creek, Sr. that level of pro golf, but ment.” Jordan Rodriguez, Mill Creek, Sr. a Tech education — he Karaulic did plenty for Liam Shinn, GAC, Soph. expects to major in finance Allen and the Mill Creek Evan Thompson, Grayson, Jr. — is a nice backup plan if golf team throughout his golf doesn’t work out. career since moving in “I’m just preparing for from Collins Hill for the them from a repeat this step it up because we the next step in my life at second semester of his season thanks in part to needed to fill those holes. Georgia Tech,” Karaulic freshman year. the left-hander, whose 71 Knowing it was our last said. “It’s going to be one He has been an all-coun- in the first round was good year, we knew we had to heck of a ride. I’m honored ty and all-region golfer for state runner-up honors put our nose to the grindfour straight years, helping in the rain-shortened event. stone. We just had one goal and privileged to be able to call myself a Yellow the Hawks claim two state “We knew it was our last in mind all year and we Jacket. It’s going to be a championship trophies try (at state as seniors),” knew what we had to do. the past two seasons. Mill Karaulic said. “We knew When it came time to do it, whole new world. I’ve got a lot of friends in college Creek won the team title we had lost two great we got it done.” golf and they said the level in 2017 — with Karaulic players in Peter Chung Those triumphs were of competition is absurd. It placing third individually and Alex Markham (off a major part of his high will definitely make you or — but it graduated two key the 2017 title team) and school golf career, but so break you.” players. That didn’t stop we knew we really had to were the relationships he •From Page 1B

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GSA forms new champions league service representative. “We pushed club-based programming over teambased. It’s not based on a The FIFA World Cup one-weekend state cup that will start without the Unit- moves on. Is that the best ed States for the first time team? It might be a team since 1986, and soccer fans that had a great weekend.” are searching for where to The league format conpoint fingers. sists of a home-and-away Some of those that folschedule of 14 matches for low or are plugged into each club. the business of soccer GSA Executive director at different levels point Drew Prentice is optimistic to youth development, about the club’s experience whether fairly or unfairly, for several reasons. While and U.S. Men’s National he thinks the club will benTeam prospects tendency efit from a player developto chose other international ment standpoint, the league teams over the U.S. play favors tournament play While players with Gwinnett Soccer Academy in Lilburn are just a small part of the thousands of soccer clubs across the country with the potential to produce World Cupcaliber players, the local academy took a step it believes will increase the rigor of the team’s yearround play and simultaneously cut down costs for travel. GSA announced its collaboration with eight southeastern soccer academies to form the Southeastern Clubs Champions League for age divisions 12-U to 19-U. The league’s inaugural season will begin this fall for both genders in the applicable age groups. “The Southeastern Clubs Champions League has been formed in response to an overwhelming need for a more manageable environment than is presently available in the gap between localized grassroots soccer and national level play,” GSA said in a press release. In addition to GSA, four other Atlanta-area soccer clubs — Southern Soccer Academy and United Futbol Academy, Concorde Fire and NASA TopHat — that will participate in the new league. The SCCL models other existing amateur soccer leagues United Soccer Clubs (Texas) in 2015, Oklahoma Premier Clubs in 2017 and the newly announced Arkansas Premier Clubs, Carolina Champions League and Carolina’s Premier League. U.S. Club Soccer officials hope that the format of league play will result in a more competitive atmosphere than the typical weekend tournament. “I think that one thing U.S. Club Soccer is able to do is to break down state lines, and bring thoughts to the table that weren’t there when we started,” said Kevin McGovern, U.S. Club Soccer member

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since GSA will not travel long distances to play clubs that are already close by. United Futbol Academy, for example, is a short drive north to Suwanee. Also, clubs in different age groups were previously isolated and will now be able to travel in tandem thanks to a more practical schedule. “Not to take anything away from the clubs from outside, but the five Atlanta clubs, we’ve been sitting down for about a year figuring out a better way to do things,” Prentice said. “It’s new to Georgia,

but Georgia is late to the party. We just sat down and decided this is what we wanted to do. It really is just a league, but we did everything the right way.” The league that U.S. Club soccer organizes fills a niche for GSA’s second-tier clubs. With all of GSA’s clubs traveling together, younger teams have the opportunity to watch older teams, and Prentice thinks the league will create chemistry between the age divisions. That, he said, can only positively benefit player development.


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The politics of ordering custom cake Nothing appears beyond the reach of the social engineers, not even cake. In a 7-2 ruling, the Supreme Court said the Colorado Human Rights Commission had failed to take into account the religious beliefs of a Lakewood baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has sometimes sided with the liberal wing of the court, was highly critical of the commission, which he said had written its anti-discrimination regulations in ways that were hostile to the faith of the baker, Jack Phillips. Kennedy’s majority opinion specifically noted that the ruling was a narrow one and that the apparent tip in the balance in favor of Phillips was the language used by the commission, which appeared to the court majority to denigrate Phillips’ Christian beliefs. While Phillips may now enjoy Cal protection, Thomas others may not. The gay rights juggernaut has other cases before various courts involving businesses and individuals who have refused services to same-sex couples wishing to marry. The point has been made that no Kosher restaurant would — or should — be compelled to serve non-Kosher food to a customer. The same goes for a Muslim baker, who might refuse to put a Star of David on a cake in celebration of Israel’s 70th anniversary. As long as cakes, photographers and other services are available in an area, business owners should be allowed to decide who they will serve and who they will not serve. Beachgoers are familiar with signs that say “no shirt, no shoes, no service.” Is that discrimination? Of course it is, but it is allowed because proprietors have a right to create an atmosphere that is attractive to a wide range of customers. As he did during oral arguments, Justice Kennedy noted that the Colorado Human Rights Commission demeaned Phillips’ faith by suggesting that “religious beliefs cannot legitimately be carried into the public sphere or commercial domain, implying that religious beliefs and persons are less than fully welcome in Colorado’s business community.” By downgrading people of faith, the Colorado Human Rights Commission upgraded persons of no faith. It also required people of faith to hide their beliefs in a closet, a particularly apt analogy since the gay rights movement long ago abandoned the closet in favor of the public sphere. The goal of the gay rights movement it appears to me is to force people who disagree with them based on their faith to deny their beliefs and accept behavior they regard as sinful. The nation’s Founding Fathers expressly forbid Congress (not states) from establishing a religion so that people might have the right to freely exercise their faith. The restriction on government comes before the liberty granted to individuals in the First Amendment, indicating they wanted to protect people from government intrusions on their practice of faith more than they wanted to protect government from being influenced by people of faith. The website uscourts.gov puts it this way: “The Free Exercise Clause protects citizens’ right to practice their religion as they please, so long as the practice does not run afoul of ‘public morals’ or a ‘compelling’ governmental interest.” Public morals? Does that ever need updating in an age when virtually anything goes! The pivotal phrase is “practicing their religion as they please.” If Phillips owned the only bakery in town and there wasn’t another within a reasonable walking or driving distance (or online service), the gay couple might have had a more compelling case. In the face of repeated lawsuits and personal attacks, conservative religious people have been asking, “Where are my rights?” In at least this one case, the Supreme Court has sided with them, though the battle is far from over. Readers may email Cal Thomas at tcaeditors@tribpub.com.

Skilled trades beat degree debt When I was a 19-year-old college sophomore in 1982, my father gave me advice that makes even more sense for 19-year-olds today. Despite his protestations, you see, I chose English as my major at Penn State. Worried about my ability to land a job, he begged me to at least minor in something practical. I’m still the only person ever to graduate from Penn State with a major in English and a minor in air conditioning/heating. I joke, of course, but if I were 19 now, I don’t think I’d go thousands upon thousands into debt to fund a liberal arts degree. I’d give skilled trades — electrician, plumber, machinist, IT and many other skill sets — a serious look, because that’s where the opportunity is. When I was in college in the early ’80s, a bachelor’s degree was the ticket into the corporate world, where the “good jobs” were. Few people were able to get their foot in the corporate door without first earning that diploma. To be sure, a diploma has

Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce.” Meanwhile, as millions of skilled tradespeople from the baby boomer generation retire, there’s a massive shortage of workers with the skills needed to replace them. Thousands upon thousands Tom of skilled-trade positions Purcell are open right now — and companies are having trouble value. The purpose of a libfilling them. eral arts education is to teach That’s even leading more students not what to think, but college-educated people to how to think — how to apgive up white-collar, paperproach and resolve problems pusher jobs to get into the — useful skills in business trades. and in life. As reported in The WashHowever, with a glut of ington Post, one 29-year-old liberal arts majors out there, in D.C. — he had a degree getting a foot in any corporate from Notre Dame — considdoor is harder than ever. It’s ered going to law school, like making less sense to borrow many others in that lawyerthousands upon thousands of saturated town. After watchdollars to fund a degree that ing his friends work long may not lead to a good job. hours as paralegals — and It’s making a lot more watching his lawyer pals sign sense to master a skilled their lives over to their firms trade. — he did something sensible. National Public Radio He became an electrician’s reports that “some 30 million apprentice. jobs in the United States that He wasn’t alone. The Post pay an average of $55,000 per said many more 20-someyear don’t require bachelor’s things are forgoing the degrees, according to the white-collar world to become

plumbers, electricians, mechanics and carpenters — all highly satisfying careers that can pay seasoned tradespeople six-figure incomes. I think it’s great. We already have enough paper-pushers. We need skills. Besides, a skilled tradesperson can earn more than many lawyers do — and likely enjoy the work more. Show me a dozen lawyers, and I’ll show you 11 people who have considered quitting their unfulfilling careers to drive a cab. Which reminds me of the joke about the plumber who fixes a leaky pipe at the home of a doctor. When the plumber successfully completes his work, he hands the doctor a bill for $600. “Six hundred dollars for less than two hours of work?” said the doctor. “I’ve been practicing medicine for 20 years, and I can’t charge that much money.” The plumber smiled and said, “When I was a doctor, neither could I!” Tom Purcell is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist who accepts comments at Tom@TomPurcell.com.

Is there a chance to rescue California? California’s crazy “jungle” primary elections came to a blessed end on Tuesday. I lost count, but I think there were 32 candidates running for U.S. Senate and 27 for governor. In my troubled blue state’s goofy primary system, the top two vote-getters in any given race — even if they are both Democrats or Socialists — get to face each other in the fall general election. Everyone east of the Sierra Nevada has heard by now that Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the ex-San Francisco mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential wannabe, won the most votes in the governor’s contest. But the big news — the good news — is that Republican multimillionaire businessman John Cox came in second. Cox won easily despite spending little money and getting almost zero major media attention other than from Fox News. Though Cox was endorsed by President Trump, about the only time his name was mentioned in the local media was when Newsom attacked him in one of his TV ads. My son, Cameron, a stayat-home dad with two young

are ready to revolt. Millions of them are trying to make ends meet in a place where Democrats in Sacramento have produced the country’s highest income tax rate (13.3 percent), made new houses too expensive for the middle class to afford and turned what used Michael to be the country’s best school Reagan system into one of the worst. No wonder nearly half the kids, sent me a text that people of San Francisco said summed up what was glaringly recently they want to move to missing in the primary race. another state. “Where is the governor My son wanted to hear that’s running to lower taxes?” candidates for governor adhe asked. “Where’s the gover- dress problems that concerned nor that’s running to lower the him and his neighbors in the cost of health care? To lower San Fernando Valley: high gasoline prices? Or to make taxes, criminal gangs, broken our communities safer or our schools, spreading homeless schools better? camps, a reservoir for Los An“Everything is emotional. geles. But Cox and his conserIf you’re an immigrant, this vative message were virtually person loves you. If you’re invisible. And every Democrat a woman, this person loves campaign ad for state and local you. Is the next governor just offices was running against going to give away free hugs? Donald Trump. What could a governor that “If you want open borders, loves women possibly do to vote for me and I’ll protect make women better than they you from Donald Trump,” they already are? Are women opscreamed. pressed? I’m so confused.” In its coverage of the priMy son is one of Califormary results, the New York nia’s forgotten voters who Times casually said that “Mr.

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Newsom should coast to victory in November in a state as blue as California.” That’s the usual conventional wisdom in the liberal media, but I think Cox has a good shot at winning. He got a lot of votes on Tuesday. About 1.1 million to Newsom’s 1.35 million. This will be our best chance in a long time to elect a Republican governor. When Cox called me yesterday to thank me for supporting him, I told him there was only one ad I thought he should run in the fall: If you like $5-agallon gas, if you like sanctuary cities, if you like illegals pouring across the border, if you want four more years of the progressive tax-and-spend policies that have destroyed what used to be known as ‘The great state of California,’ vote Gavin Newsom. You’ll be sorry. Michael Reagan is a political consultant and the founder of the email service reagan. com and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his websites at www.reagan. com and www.michaelereagan. com. Send comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com.

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Daily Post wins Best Sports Section, Best Sunday Sports From Staff Reports SNELLVILLE — The Gwinnett Daily Post won 17 awards, including Best Sports Section and Best Sunday Sports Section, in the Division II category in voting conducted by the Georgia Sports Writers Association for its best of 2017. The awards were presented Sunday at the organization’s annual convention, hosted this year by Summit Chase

Country Club. The Daily Post had eight first-place finishes overall, and added a second-place finish in Best Special Section for its annual high school football preview. Sports editor Will Hammock earned 10 awards, highlighted by five firstplace finishes. Hammock won the Sweepstakes Award for best overall story in the division for his piece on the uncertainty facing Armstrong Atlantic athletes af-

ter a merger with Georgia Southern. That story also took first for Best Feature or Series, Non-Deadline, Pro/College Sports. Hammock also picked up first-place awards in Best Event Story on Deadline, High School Sports (for Archer football’s win over Mill Creek), Best Sports News Story on Deadline, Pro and College Sports (Falcons fans rise up in Houston for Super Bowl) and Outdoors Writing/

Amateur Non-Scholastic Sports (for former Brookwood swimmer Christie Hupman sharing her view of hurricane damage in Puerto Rico). He finished second for Best Columnist and was third in four categories — Best Event Story on Deadline, Pro and College Sports (Patriots beat Falcons in Super Bowl), Best Sports News Story on Deadline, High School Sports (Peachtree Ridge hires Reggie Stancil as

football coach), Best Feature or Series, Non-Deadline, High School Sports (Brookwood coaches with Brookwood roots) and Best Column (Scoring errors in the state basketball tournament). Staff writer David Friedlander won first place for Best Feature or Series, Non-Deadline, High School Sports for his profile on Parkview wrestler James Song. Staff writer Christine Troyke won three awards.

She placed second for Best Feature or Series, Non-Deadline, High School Sports (profile on Wesleyan girls basketball’s senior class) and for Outdoors Writing/ Amateur Non-Scholastic Sports (Norcross woman runs 40th straight Peachtree Road Race). She also was third in Outdoors Writing/Amateur Non-Scholastic Sports (for a feature on Mackensie Nechanicky earning fencing scholarship).

first-round 74, helped her pull away from a tough AAAAAAA field. Her even-part total gave her a five-shot win over runnerup and Vanderbilt commitment Tess Davenport of Mill Creek. “At this year’s state, everyone was drenched and it was so rainy, to the point you couldn’t see much of the grass and all that,” Bae said. “Even though conditions were poor and despite all that, I played well and my teammates played good too in the rain.” This summer brings its usual schedule of American Junior Golf Association and United States Golf Association Tournaments for Bae, who wants to improve her accuracy and short game in the near future. She wants to fine tune her game for college golf at Georgia, where the 3.9 GPA student is considering

a major in marine biology, and beyond, with her longrange goal of reaching the LPGA Tour. Before that, she has one more high school season at Collins Hill. She wants to repeat as individual state champion as a senior, in addition to taking her team as high as possible in the standings. “Jenny has an awesome opportunity to repeat as a state champion next year for GHSA as well as continue to serve as a leader for our CHHS golf program,” Parker said. “Jenny has a bright future ahead of her, both in college and professionally. The sky is the limit with her talent and drive both on and off the course. She’s a great example of what Collins Hill wants in a studentathlete and has been a joy to coach over the last three years.”

Bae •From Page 1B Year honors. The Georgia commit swept the area and state championships, helping the young Eagles to a 12th-place finish in the Class AAAAAAA State Tournament. “I really love high school golf,” Bae said. “You create teamwork with each other. Especially at state this year it was really fun because we helped each other out. We helped each other emotionally and created that excitement for each other.” The season ended well for Bae, who broke through for her first state championship. She was region champion as a freshman, area champion as a sophomore and area champion again this season with a 4-under 68 at Summit Chase Country Club. At the state tournament,

ALL-COUNTY GIRLS GOLF Girls Golfer of the Year: Jenny Bae, Collins Hill, Jr. Georgia commit won area with 68, Class AAAAAAA state title Girls Coach of the Year: John Payne, North Gwinnett Led the Bulldogs to their first golf state championship First Team • Alice Acosta, North Gwinnett, Jr. Tied for ninth at state, tied for third at area • Emma Bell, Mill Creek, Sr. Sixth at state, tied for third at area • Tess Davenport, Mill Creek, Jr. State runner-up with rounds of 74, 75 • Ahra Ko, North Gwinnett, Sr. Fourth at state, tied for second at area Second Team Bridget Hoang, Peachtree Ridge, Fr. Sarah Hsu, Lanier, Jr. Lauren Maher, North Gwinnett, Jr. Kamryn Roberts, Buford, Jr.

she was fourth in 2016 and sixth the following season. Rainy, soggy conditions made this year’s state tournament rough, but she gutted it out for the title. “Heading into the state tournament, I knew that

Jenny had a great chance of winning an individual championship,” Parker said. “She was coming off of a 68 at the area tournament and playing some really great golf, but I also knew that the com-

petition at state would be extremely tough. The first day she battled through and put herself in a good position going into the second day. On Day 2, we knew that the weather was going to be a factor. However, Jenny’s mental toughness shown through and the excessive rain didn’t slow her down. To make the turn at even par for the day, in those conditions, showed unbelievable composure. “On the back nine she was more aggressive with her shot selection and knocked in a few key birdie putts to get her to 2 under for the day and secure the championship at even par. This is huge for Collins Hill as the first individual state champion in boys or girls golf. I am so proud of her.” Bae’s second-round 70, coupled with the

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June 13, 2018 — Gwinnett Daily Post  
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