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Don Balfour disappointed Falcons work to raise money for local nonprofit with defeat Says he is grateful By Steve Argo
for 22 years in office
LAWRENCEVILLE — Small children standing side-byside with grown men in Atlanta Falcons’ jerseys at a bowling alley can make for an interesting sight. But when it’s for a great cause, the scene looks totally normal. That was the case Wednesday night at Dave & Buster’s in Sugarloaf Mills as the Falcons organiMORE ONLINE zation Visit gwinnettdailypost. teamed com for more photos. up with Challenged Child and Friends to raise money for the program. Along with about a dozen Falcons players and coaches, including head coach Mike Smith, corporations and businesses sponsored the event through entry fees and enjoyed a fun night full of bowling and some good food. “It’s a great organization to be a part of and a great opportunity for some of the young, challenged children to be here,” Smith said. “(CCAF) is close to our practice facility in Flowery Branch and we’ve spent some time on their campus up there (in Gainesville). We’ve got a good group of guys on our team who are really civic-minded and want to be a part of the community at events like this.” Coaches and players autographed footballs, bowling pins and jerseys throughout the evening at Dave & Buster’s, which sponsored the event for the second straight year. “This is my fourth year (with the Falcons) and I feel like every year there are fun events for us to be involved with in the community,” Atlanta punter and kickoff specialist Matt Bosher Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith talks to Bailey Ellis, 3, of Cleveland during the Chalsaid. “This is my second year lenged Child & Friends bowling event at Dave & Buster’s at Sugarloaf Mills Mall in Lawrenceville of doing this actual event and on Wednesday. (Photo: Chris Roughgarden) it’s so much fun getting out here with all these families and kids. CCAF was created when oc- cally injured in an automobile the CCAF board of directors. These folks show us so much cupational therapist Jean Willers accident. CCAF incorporated in 1985 support during the season, so began providing services for a That young boy, Randy Ownow we can show it back.” young boy who had been critiens, is now grown and serves on See CAUSE, Page 6A
By Camie Young
After 22 years as senator, Don Balfour will have to get used to a new moniker after his third-place finish in Tuesday’s primary. But the Snellville man said that shouldn’t be too hard. “My wife never referred to me as (senator). She just says I’m the guy that takes the garbage out,” Balfour joked Wednesday. While several longDon Balfour serving politicians faced political battles on the primary ballot, Balfour was the only incumbent to topple in Gwinnett, just six months after a jury acquittal seemed
See ELECTION, Page 6A
GGC adds new bachelor’s in chemistry By Keith Farner firstname.lastname@example.org
Growth continues at Georgia Gwinnett College, this time in the form of a 14th baccalaureate program. The University System of Georgia this week approved the college to offer a bachelor of science degree in chemistry this fall, and applications are being accepted through June 2. The announcement comes as GGC prepares to open this summer the new School of Science and Technology laboratory and classroom space in the Allied Health and Sciences building. While about 30 percent of GGC students major in science, technology, engineering and math, the enrollment in STEM programs is faster than overall enrollment growth. “We are excited to add this new degree program, as it will provide more options for our students,” Lois C.
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Metro Atlanta Chamber official reaches out to Gwinnett By Camie Young
DULUTH — In a room full of Gwinnett’s movers and shakers, Hala Moddelmog couldn’t pass up an opportunity to plug her brother’s local business. “That is what we are here for, right? We are growing the economy in
this place,” Moddelmog said with a laugh before getting back to her purpose, talking about her goals in her new role as president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. During her first 135 days on the job, Moddelmog has spent time touring the region, talking to leaders
and building a coalition with the purpose of growing jobs. “I think we’re at a pivot,” Moddelmog said of indications that the recession that has plagued the region in recent years will soon be a thing of the past. “We want to latch on to the cusp we are on and really change the trajectory for
this region.” Once a rising star in the hospitality industry who was the first woman to lead an international restaurant company when she took the helm at Church’s Chicken in 1995, Moddelmog pointed out similarities in the Metro chamber’s See CHAMBER, Page 6A
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Hala Moddelmog, who began work as the president of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce in January, speaks at a Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday. (Staff Photo: Camie Young)
2A • THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
Gwinnett Tech hires Tiles stolen from Snellville Veterans Memorial location development director By Tyler Estep
By Keith Farner
ing with GGC, is now working to establish the college’s LAWRENCEVILLE initial — Gwinnett Technical developCollege has selected a ment camman with experience raispaigns. ing money for Georgia For Gwinnett College and the GwinUniversity of North Geornett Tech, gia as its new executive Roberts Perry Roberts director of institutional will direct development. efforts to advance support Perry Roberts, who for and funding for Gwinthe last four years has nett Tech’s programs and led fundraising efforts as facilities, student scholassistant vice president arships, and faculty and for development with staff development, and UNG, and previously was work closely with the director of annual fundGwinnett Tech Foundakeith.farner @gwinnettdailypost.com
tion Board of Trustees. “We are very excited to have Perry on board,” Vice President of Economic Development David McCulloch said in a press release. “The skills and knowledge he brings will advance our mission and vision, and his knowledge of our community will enable him to make an immediate impact toward our goals.” Roberts also has experience in leadership positions with the Callaway Gardens Foundation and Easter Seals.
SNELLVILLE — Tiles bearing the names of several servicemen have been stolen from the site of Snellville’s Veterans Memorial just days before its unveiling. According to Snellville Mayor Pro Tem Tom Witts, who is spearheading the project, a box of yet-to-be-placed tiles went missing sometime after 6 p.m. Tuesday and before 8 a.m. Wednesday. The tiles were etched with the names of about
eight war veterans. The memorial is located on Oak Road in front of Snellville City Hall and is scheduled to be dedicated on Saturday. Construction is wrapping up this week. “It was probably kids,” Witts said in a news release. “They probably thought, ‘Hey let’s see what’s in these boxes.’” The monument, which will also include a re-lit eternal flame, was funded through donations and the sale of bricks featuring “names of those who have served our country,”
the city said. Witts said the missing tiles will be replaced but will have to be added to the project after Saturday’s ceremony. The dedication ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and feature military vehicles, artifacts from the Gwinnett Veterans Council War Memorial Museum, inflatables and food trucks. Speakers will include Georgia Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander Ron Keller. Live music will begin at 4 p.m.
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Sheriff forms task force to fight area phone scam
GWINNETT GAB Group, Camp Kudzu, the Side by Side Brain Injury Club and the Cross Pointe Church Food Pantry. The Jackson EMC FounThe Jackson EMC dation Board of Directors Foundation was founded in awarded $82,000 in grants 2005 and has awarded over to organizations serving $8 million to local commuGwinnett County resinity organizations and indidents, including $15,000 to viduals since. Members of Exodus Outreach, $10,000 Jackson EMC who particito Camp Twin Lakes and pate in Operation Round $6,000 to the Gwinnett Up have their monthly Public Library. electric bills rounded up Other grant recipients to the next dollar, with the include the Gwinnett extra money going to the Student Leadership Team, Foundation. Extra Special People, the Any individual or Spectrum Autism Support charitable organization in
the ten counties served by Jackson EMC may apply for a grant online at www.jacksonemc.com/ foundation-guidelines or at local Jackson EMC offices. Applicants do not need to be members of Jackson EMC.
SPCA offers vaccination clinic The Georgia SPCA will offer a low-cost vaccination clinic for pets at its Suwanee location from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 24. Tests and shots offered include rabies, canine bordatella, canine heartworm and both canine and feline distemper. Microchipping, deworming and nail trimming services will be offered as well. Heartworm medication will also be available for purchase. Prices range from $10 to $25 depending on the test or shot. The clinic will be first come, first serve and no appointment is necessary. The SPCA asks that all dogs be on leash and all cats be in a carrier. If your pet has had allergic reactions to vaccinations in the past, they ask that you take
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your animal to your regular veterinarian instead. There is no office charge for the clinic and all proceeds help benefit the animals and services of the Georgia SPCA. The clinic will be held at By Tyler Estep tyler.estep 1175 Buford Highway in @gwinnettdailypost.com Suwanee. For more information, call 678-765-2726. LAWRENCEVILLE — Several weeks ago, a phone scam resurfaced in metro AtSimon Kidgits lanta, one in which the caller Club to hold purports to be from a local law enforcement agency and cooking event demands money to rectify a Sugarloaf Mills will legal dilemma. No one has host a Simon Kidgits Club tracked the specific numbers, Super Duper Lil Chefs but the attempts since then event from 2 to 4 p.m. have been plenty. Saturday, May 24 in the Plenty enough that Gwinfood court. nett County Sheriff Butch The event aims to teach Conway has started a task children about the craft of force to combat it. cooking and how to have Gwinnett County Sheriff’s fun with food. The hands- Office spokeswoman Shanon atmosphere will involve non Volkodav said that, last both parents and children week, “leaders from multiple in a variety of activities, law enforcement jurisdicincluding cookie decorattions” met in Lawrenceville ing, pretzel rolling and to “pool resources and creating chef hats. Adidentify measures to counditionally, the event will teract this organized criminal celebrate the release of enterprise.” What exactly “Sophia Grace and Rosie’s that task force is doing and Royal Adventure” on DVD who exactly is involved are by teaching attendees how being kept under wraps, but to balance a teacup and dec- authorities believe the ploy is orating tiaras and crowns. prevalent enough to necessiChildren are encouraged to tate a coordinated effort. help those in need by bring“These phone scammers ing a non-perishable food are extremely skilled, and item to the event to donate they’re very convincing,” to their local food bank. Volkodav said. “They’ve cerSugarloaf Mills is located tainly done their homework at 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway and they really convince in Lawrenceville. people that they have a legal Gwinnett Gab appears in situation that needs immedithe Thursday and Sunday ate attention.” editions of the Gwinnett The specifics vary and the Daily Post. To submit an story is adapted to individual item to Gwinnett Gab, jurisdictions, but Volkodav email gab@gwinnettdaily- said the scammer identifies post.com. himself as a member of the
These phone scammers are extremely skilled, and they’re very convincing. They’ve certainly done their homework and they really convince people that they have a legal situation that needs immediate attention.”
— Shannon Volkodav, GCSO spokeswoman
Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office’s warrants division and advises the victim that they did not respond to a jury summons. In order to avoid arrest, the scammer says, the victim can pay the associated fines over the phone or with a pre-paid debit card. “Sometimes it’s a traffic ticket that’s outstanding, sometimes it’s a warrant that’s outstanding. Usually the warrant involves a jury summons,” Volkodav said. “Regardless, (residents should know) that there is no law enforcement agency that’s going to attempt to collect payment over the phone for fines of any kind.” Victims or would-be victims are asked to notify local law enforcement or the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Services Division at 770-619-6655. Volkodav stressed that authorities want to be aware of all incidents, whether or not money was actually paid.
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I want ing over 46 years ago and marshaling aggression to 20-Feb. 19) — Be leery to move out, but they said I now find ourselves with a cover up for insecurity. of people looking for can’t take my son with me if nice nest egg. We do not live You should adopt a stance sponsors or donations. Amy Dickinson I move out. large or extravagantly, but of: We have nothing to deEven if the cause seems They are making it comwe have financial security. fend or apologize for. legitimate, ask for proper pletely impossible for me ful? Are your parents doing a There are other family So the next time someto enjoy my life, so I work good job with him? members our age who did one makes a rude statement identification. Keep in mind that charity begins three jobs just to avoid them Your parents cannot get not follow the same path. publicly to you, you should at home. (they take care of my son custody of your child unless Now that we are all at retire- respond with a version PISCES (Feb. 20-March while I work). I am saving they can prove that you are ment age, resentment has of, “What’s the problem, 20) — You will feel emofor rent on an apartment. dangerously unfit. The fact reared its ugly head. At most Bernice? You seem very tionally battered if you They said if I move out that you want to make these family occasions, a relative unhappy.” let someone take you for they are going to fight me in independent decisions is a will openly express resentDEAR AMY: “Lonely granted. The situation will court for custody. I want to good thing, but it is alarming ment toward us in a blaring and Confused” lives with an not improve unless you do move out, but I don’t want that you have gotten to the way in front of others. ex as a roommate and wants something about it. Stand to ruin my family. 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Clashes erupt in Libyan capital By Ahmed Elumami and Ulf Laessing Reuters
CAIRO — One Egyptian was killed and six others were injured in a bomb attack on Wednesday on a security vehicle in Egypt’s lawless Sinai Peninsula, near the border with Israel, security sources said. Security officials and witnesses said the casualties included civilians and security officers. Egypt has been hit by a wave of violence, including attacks by Islamist militants based in Sinai on security forces, since the army ousted the elected Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in July following mass protests against him. Witnesses said Wednesday’s attack had been carried out by two men riding a motorcycle who threw a bomb at a security vehicle in the North Sinai city of al-Arish and fled.
TRIPOLI — Explosions and fighting erupted in Libya’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least two people after the top air defense commander signaled support for a renegade general who is campaigning to dissolve parliament and wipe out Islamists. It was not immediately clear who started the clashes, but government figures and Islamist groups in parliament — some of them with allied militias — have become increasingly alarmed by signs of growing support for General Khalifa Haftar. Forces he said were loyal to him stormed parliament on Sunday. Western powers fear Haftar’s call for army units to join his campaign will split the military and trigger more turmoil in the oil producer which is struggling to restore order three years Bahraini teenager after the fall of strongman Muammar Gaddafi. dies after clashes Tripoli residents reported with police officers several loud explosions early on Wednesday near MANAMA — A the al-Yarmouk air defense Bahraini teenager died on barracks after air defense Wednesday after clashes top commander Juma between security forces al-Abani released a video and demonstrators marking message saying he was jointhe third day of mourning ing “Operation Dignity” — for a young man killed by Haftar’s campaign against a bomb blast last week, Islamists. witnesses and activists Heavy fighting involving said. The Interior Ministry said police was investigating a report that a dead person had been brought into a clinic in the Shi’ite Muslim town of Sitra, U.S. deploys south of the capital Mamilitary to help nama. find Nigerian girls The Gulf Arab kingdom, home to the U.S. Fifth Fleet, has suffered WASHINGTON — The low-level civil unrest since United States has deployed mass protests in 2011 led about 80 military personby Shi’ites demanding nel to Chad in its effort to reforms and a bigger share help find and return more of power in the Sunni-led than 200 Nigerian schoolstate. girls kidnapped by Islamist The main opposition militant group Boko group al-Wefaq named Haram, President Barack the young man as Sayed Obama said in a letter to Mahmoud Sayed Mohsen Congress on Wednesday. and said he was 15. A wit“These personnel will ness said his upper left side support the operation of appeared to have been hit intelligence, surveillance, by a burst of birdshot. and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Iranians arrested Nigeria and the surrounding area,” Obama said in for “Happy” music the letter. “The force will remain video freed in Chad until its support DUBAI — Six Iranians in resolving the kidnaparrested for appearing in a ping situation is no longer video singing along to an required,” he said. American pop song were The girls were taken released on Wednesday, one in April from a boarding day after being detained school close to Nigeria’s for what police called their border with Cameroon, Ni“obscene” behavior, one ger and Chad in a sparsely of them said in an online populated region. Their posting. whereabouts are unknown. In the clip, the three women and three men dance EBay asks 145M and lip synch to Pharrell users to change Williams’ “Happy,” imitating the official video of passwords the international hit. The women are not wearing BOSTON/BANGAheadscarves, as demanded LORE — EBay Inc. said by Iran’s Islamic law. on Wednesday that a cyber Their arrest caused outattack carried out three rage among fans of the song months ago has compro— a catchy anthem about mised customer data, and feeling happy — who took the company urged 145 to social media to denounce million users of its online what they saw as a heavycommerce platform to handed response by the change their passwords. Islamic Republic to a piece The company said unof harmless fun. known hackers stole email -From wire reports addresses, encrypted pass-
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NEW YORK — Macklemore apologized for his controversial outfit that some claimed perpetuated offensive Jewish stereotypes. “The character I dressed up as had no intended cultural identity or background,” the rapper wrote on his website late Monday. “I wasn’t attempting to mimic any culture, nor resemble one. A ‘Jewish stereotype’ never crossed my mind.” The rapper made a surprise performance at the EMP Museum in Seattle on Friday dressed in a Libya’s acting prime minister Abdullah al-Thinni, center, speaks to the media while fake nose, wig and beard. “Some people there visiting the Salah Eddin district after explosions took place at midnight, in Tripoli on thought I looked like Wednesday. (Reuters) anti-aircraft machine guns uprising ended Muammar Reuters some deputies had Ringo, some Abe Linmounted on trucks also Gaddafi’s one-man rule. asked the government to coln. If anything I thought broke out overnight near an Many have grown frusarm the Islamist militant I looked like Humpty army camp in Tajoura, an trated with the government group Ansar Sharia to conHump with a bowl cut,” he eastern suburb, witnesses and parliament’s failure to front Haftar. added. said. The city was quiet by contain Islamist fighters “The government rejected dawn. and other militias who took this,” he said and, underSuperman, At least two people from part in rebellion, and who lining tensions between Mali died in the fighting, a have since openly defied the government and parliament, Batman movie health ministry source said. authorities to demand more accused deputies of having title released Compounding the politi- oil wealth and power. contributed to the chaos by LOS ANGELES — cal chaos, state news agency Haftar, a former Gadapproving militia funding in Time Warner Inc.’s LANA said on Wednesday dafi ally who split with the the past. Warner Bros. studio on the interior ministry had autocrat in the 1980s, is the The parliament is split Wednesday unveiled the also joined Haftar’s camlatest player to emerge in between Islamist parties paign — a report that was Libya’s network of former loosely allied to the Muslim title of director Zack Snyder’s anticipated dismissed minutes later by fighters vying for control Brotherhood, the antisuperhero sequel, “Batthe acting interior minister. over parts of the country. Islamist National Forces Political battle Culture Minister Habib Alliance, and scores of inde- man v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” in which the Libya has been plunged Lamin, who has acted as pendents and tribal leaders two legendary DC Cominto turmoil since its 2011 cabinet spokesman, told of varying allegiances. ics heroes will face off. The film, scheduled for release on May 6, 2016, Much of the inventory at is the follow-up to last Rudy Rosales’ store catered year’s “Man of Steel,” which grossed $668 milto the unique needs of the lion in worldwide ticket immigrant community’s sales. century-old housing stock, “Dawn of Justice” will with some items dating back 40 years, according to John see Henry Cavill reprise his role as Superman Habat, executive director opposite “Argo” actor of the Greater Cleveland and director Ben Affleck Habitat for Humanity. as Batman, a choice that “All day people were constantly holding up things split many fans of the franchise. asking, ‘What is this?’ and The film will also star of course Rudy always had John Donahoe, chief executive of eBay, speaks at the the answer,” Habat said on Amy Adams as Lois Lane Reuters Global Technology Summit in San Francisco, Wednesday. Habat estimated and Jesse Eisenberg as June 17, 2013. EBay Inc said on Wednesday that a cyber Lex Luthor. the stock’s value at about attack carried out three months ago has compromised $100,000. customer data, and the company urged 145 million users of its online commerce platform to change their passwords. (Reuters)
words, birth dates, mailing addresses and other information in an attack carried out between late February and early March. The files did not contain financial information.An eBay spokeswoman said a large number of accounts may have been compromised, but declined to say how many. EBay said it found no evidence of unauthorized access to financial or credit card information at its PayPal payments subsidiary, which encrypts and stores its data separately.
U.S. citizenship granted to man born in Cuba
in March when it rejected a naturalization application he had filed to correct his status. “I feel like I have been reborn. I feel like crying. I feel like jumping for joy,” a teary-eyed Hernandez told reporters after the brief ceremony in Jacksonville. The ceremony at the local office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was arranged after national media reported his story last week.
Hardware store gives inventory to housing charity
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The owner of a 54-year-old Cleveland hardware store is retiring and decided to JACKSONVILLE, donate his entire stock to Fla. — U.S. Army veteran Habitat for Humanity to Mario Hernandez, 58, was help build housing for the sworn in as a citizen on poor. Wednesday, decades after For the past week, volhe believed he had been naturalized when he enlisted unteers at Rudy’s Hardware during the Vietnam War era. in the city’s historic Slavic Village area have been Immigration officials busy packing up plumbing, apologized to Cuban-born electrical and construction Hernandez after admitting supplies. the agency made a mistake
Swift slapped Pennsylvania will with lawsuit not appeal ruling LOS ANGELES — For on gay marriage Taylor Swift, the phrase
“Lucky 13” could be taking on an ironic meaning soon. HARRISBURG, Penn. The “I Knew You Were — The governor of Pennsylvania said on Wednesday Trouble” songbird has been hit with a copyright the state will not repeal infringement lawsuit, over a judge’s ruling allowing clothing that the singer is same-sex marriage in the marketing that bears the state. The decision by Governor phrase Lucky 13. The suit was filed in fedTom Corbett, a conservaeral court in California on tive Republican, will allow Pennsylvania to become the Tuesday by Blue Sphere, 19th U.S. state to extend the Inc., which does business as Lucky 13. The company rights of matrimony to gay formed in 1991 and sells a and lesbian couples. myriad of products includCorbett said in a stateing clothing, the complaint ment that an appeal of the says. ruling handed down on The suit alleges that Tuesday by U.S. District Swift began to do harm to Court Judge John Jones III Lucky 13’s brand in March was “extremely unlikely to 2012, when she began to succeed.” market and sell clothing “Therefore, after review bearing the phrase “Lucky of the opinion and on the 13” without requesting advice of my Commonpermission or securing a wealth legal team, I have decided not to appeal Judge license, the suit says. The complaint goes on Jones’ decision,” he said in a to note that Swift has a statement. partnership with American He added that while he Greetings Corp. to market continued to oppose gay Lucky 13 greeting card marriage, “the court has contests. spoken.” -From wire reports -From wire reports
Celebrities join Michelle Obama’s arts program By Ira Teinowitz
ists” added to a public-private program in the President’s Committee on the Arts and HumaniLOS ANGELES — Elizabeth and using their household names ties. Banks, Elton John, Josh Groban to increase student engagement. Under the program, the celebs and Tim Robbins are catching The four along with Chad adopt a school and work with its school spirit. Smith, Frank Gehry, Clarence students and teachers and then The stars are joining the White Greenwood (Citizen Cope), Doc local communities to highlight House’s Turnaround Arts proShaw, Marc Anthony, Rashida the students’ success. gram and adopting low-perform- Jones, Russell Simmons, the In its early stages, the program ing public schools, increasing the Silk Road Ensemble and Troy featured Alfre Woodard, Kal number of art teachers and musi- “Trombone Shorty” Andrews Penn, Forest Whitaker, Kerry cal instruments in those schools are the latest “Turnaround ArtWashington, Sarah Jessica ParkReuters
er, James Marshall, Yo-Yo Ma, Chuck Close, Damian Woetzel and John Lloyd Young. Initially launched in 2012 in eight “turnaround schools” that were in the lowest-achieving five percent of their states, the program has expanded since. It is now expanding into 35 schools and potentially 60. Interim evaluation of the program shows that participating schools demonstrate improved
academic performance, increased student and parent engagement as well as improved culture and climate. First Lady Michelle Obama, honorary chairman of the committee, in a statement Tuesday cited the program’s success and praised the expansion. “The Turnaround Arts program has exceeded not just our expectations, but our wildest hopes and dreams,” she said.
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Providence Christian gets STEM certification ous world-class curriculum that allows students to keith.farner @gwinnettdailypost.com apply classroom learning LILBURN — Provito real-life engineering and dence Christian Academy’s technology projects. first-year STEM program “Rather than sit passiverecently received national ly and listen to a lecture, certification, an honor kids are building, developthat helps students receive ing, and creating,” Randy college admissions prefer- Cailor, STEM instructor at ence, college credit and Providence, said in a press scholarships. release. “It’s the kind of The certification was hands-on experience that given by Project Lead The will engage more students Way, a nonprofit organiza- in science, technology, tion that provides science, engineering and math technology, engineering — fields that they might and math education prootherwise never have congrams that offers a rigorsidered.” By Keith Farner
The Providence program, which was added last fall, requires high school students to apply creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills to solve real-world problems. “We’ve seen how the PLTW program draws more students to engineering and technology courses and gets them thinking about college and their careers,” Ken Hunsberger, high school principal at Providence Christian, said in a press release. “We are extremely proud to be
PLTW certified and ecstatic that our students are eligible for college-level recognition.” The national PLTW recognition program distinguishes schools for successfully demonstrating a commitment to PLTW’s national standards. Certification as a PLTW school allows students to apply for college credit or receive college-level recognition at PLTW affiliate universities when they successfully complete select PLTW courses in high school. PLTW has more than 40
affiliate college and university partners across the country. To receive the recognition, a team of teachers, staff, students, and members of the community submitted a self-assessment of the school’s implementation of PLTW’s Engineering program before there was a site visit by a PLTWtrained team. PLTW’s team met with Providence teachers, school administrators, counselors, students and members of the school’s Partnership Team.
Woman arrested in murder trial jury tampering scheme By Tyler Estep
LAWRENCEVILLE — The “godmother” of one now-convicted suspect in the murder of a Norcross teen was arrested Wednesday and charged for her alleged role in a jury tampering scheme. Records showed Angela Hodges Angela Michelle Hodges, a
Convington resident, spent about 90 minutes inside the Gwinnett County jail Wednesday morning before posting $11,200 bond. She was charged with a single count of criminal attempt to commit a crime, a felony. By Saturday, May 10, the murder trial of Reco Dehaven West — charged in connection with the 2012 home invasion and slaying of 15-year-old Nick Jackson II — was already a week old and the state was close to resting its case. That’s when
•From Page 1A plan to Partnership Gwinnett, the local economic development effort. Leaders are focusing on infrastructure and expect a renewed focus on transportation after this November’s election,
•From Page 1A Richardson, senior vice president of Academic and Student Affairs and provost, said in a press release. “GGC’s degrees have all been selected to target the employment needs and opportunities of our region, and chemistry fits very well within that strategy.” Leaders in the SST consulted with local chemical companies, which indi-
In court the Monday after the calls, Hodges said under oath that she had not contacted the juror but admitted she had searched for her Facebook page. The latter was enough to charge her with criminal attempt to commit embracery, defined as when someone “communicates with (a juror) otherwise than is authorized by law in an attempt to influence his action as a juror.” Under Georgia law, an embracery conviction can carry a one- to five-year
prison sentence and up to a $1,000 fine. Kemp, already being held without bond at the Gwinnett County jail on other offenses, was charged with the same crime. According to testimony, West had adopted Hodges as a sort of “godmother.” During his incarceration, Hodges placed money on his account and spoke on the phone with him. She also attended several days of his trial, bringing him dress clothes to wear in front of the jury.
•From Page 1A as a nonprofit organization offering educational, nursing and family support services, plus physical, occupational and speech therapy. In 1992, CCAF became a fully inclusive program providing a tailored and integrated experience where children with a variety of developmental delays and disabilities can learn and grow alongside with children who have typical development. CCAF, which covers more than a dozen counties across northeast Georgia including Gwinnett, serves children as young as 6 weeks of age up to 6 years old. With a staff-to-student ratio that averages one-tofour, individualized pro-
authorities believe one of West’s fellow inmates contacted his mother, Hodges, and proposed a scheme. According to recorded jailhouse phone calls played during court proceedings, Hodges agreed to create a fake Facebook page, contact a young female juror in West’s case and tell her something along the lines of “please don’t send my son to jail.” A Norcross police detective was monitoring the calls between Hodges and her son, Cameron Kemp.
get 45 percent of our budget from tuition, so we depend on fundraising events like this along with United Way and donors. “I also need to mention (Falcons community relations and youth programs
manager) Chris Millman, who is our connection to Dave & Buster’s and helped us get this great place to host the event.” Ashley and Shawn Ellis of Cleveland are the parents of a 3-year-old girl, Bailey, who is in the program for developmental delays, along with a 1-year-old girl, Brooke, who also participates as part of the integrated experience through typical development. “I can’t say enough good things about Challenged Child and what a wonderful program it has been for us,” said Ashley, who was attending the event for the first time. “We started Bailey in the program when she was a year old. They have done tremendous things for her and I think Bailey’s had a good time mingling with all the players.”
It’s about building that ecosystem where small businesses can thrive.” Quickly, she found a partner in Gwinnett Chamber President and CEO Dan Kaufman, who has a six-month head start with his tenure.
“I think you got a sense of just how committed we are to working together,” Kaufman said. “I know it’s going to be the key to success for all of us to move forward. We’re going to move ahead to make Atlanta the city of the 21st century.”
their interests, or require extended work, officials said. “While GGC is not a research university, research is still integral to higher education within the STEM disciplines, and can offer students an advantage when pursuing employment, or introduce them to more career options,” Mundie said. “Undergraduate research experience also can help
students determine their interest in pursuing advanced degrees.” The chemistry program will include a general track for students planning to work in industry, a professional track for those interested in graduate or professional school, and a teacher certification track for those wishing to teach chemistry and physical sciences in middle or high school.
Atlanta Falcons guard Harland Gunn signs a football for Grey Vetter, 8, of Gainesville during the Challenged Child & Friends bowling event at Dave & Buster’s at Sugarloaf Mills Mall in Lawrenceville on Wednesday. (Photo: Chris RoughAtlanta Falcons defensive tackle Travian Robertson garden) bowls with Madeleine Vaughn, 6, and Scarlett Vaughn, 3, of Flowery Branch during the Challenged Child & Friends bowling event at Dave & Buster’s at Sugarloaf such a gracious host. This Mills Mall in Lawrenceville on Wednesday. (Photo: Chris all happens because of him and it’s wonderful. We only Roughgarden)
grams occur for all students enrolled. CCAF also offers outpatient speech along with occupational and physical therapy services. “A big thank you to Dave
& Buster’s for this event and donating the facility and all the food,” CCAF director of development and marketing Cindy Wilson said. “We’re so appreciative. And (Coach Smith) is
Chamber she said. Efforts will also include a focus on infrastructure, including human infrastructure, and quality of life. This week, Moddelmog’s organization launched a website to help businesses connect
with college students for internships. “It’s up to the chambers — people like us, people like you — to make these connections,” Moddelmog said. “With our Forward Atlanta program, it’s about jump-starting job growth.
Program cated a need for graduates with communications skills and a strong background in statistics and lab methodologies. Class sizes are expected to be limited to 24 students. “Student engagement will be a hallmark of this program,” said Thomas Mundie, dean of SST. “In addition, it will include high-impact practices such as undergraduate research where students
are involved in courseembedded research throughout their four-year program.” The program also provides undergraduate research experience to submit research projects for conference presentation and publication in professional journals. Multi-year availability also enables students to spend more time on research projects that meet
Mathew Atobrah, age 49 of Dacula, died May 17, 2014. Arrangements pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.
Mrs. Margaret Denham England Burks, age 99, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements. www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.
Lamar Frachiseur, age 73, of Commerce, GA formerly of Dacula, GA, (Duncan Creek Community) passed away on May 21, 2014. Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA 770-932-1133 www. flaniganfuneralhome.com
Carol R. Jobe, age 82 of Suwanee, died May 20, 2014. Arrangements pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.
Jacque Parker-Ngo, age 35, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away May 17, 2014. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road SW, Lawrenceville GA, 30046. 770-9623100. www.stewartfh.com
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to revive a 22-year-long political career. “Disappointed? Yes,” said Balfour, who went to bed early Tuesday, as voting results showed challengers Mike Beaudreau and P.K. Martin battling for the top position, with chances dwindling at a runoff spot for himself. “(I had) 11 straight victories, but it reMike ally didn’t Beaudreau hurt.” In the past two years, when mistakes on per diem expenses first P.K. Martin humbled him by losing the chairmanship of the powerful Rules Committee and then threatened jail time when the attorney general pursued criminal theft charges, Balfour said he has learned to value different priorities. And facing a jury last December paled in comparison to this week, when the senator’s son Trey was hospitalized after falling critically ill while serving a deployment in the Middle East. As a father, his thoughts Tuesday were in Germany, where his son is currently in intensive care, not only on the election. Balfour knows that the criminal charges played a role in his primary defeat, even though he was exonerated and vindicated when the jury forewoman called the trial a witch hunt and the judge forced the state to pay back his attorney’s fees. But he said the election defeat does not mean that his political enemies won. In fact, he is trying to look at the loss as gaining more freedom to pursue the volunteer efforts and other interests he had to abandon because of his political career. “I have no regrets,” Balfour said of this year’s campaign. “You are asking me what my future is; I don’t know. … I’ll help out where I can.” Balfour said he does not plan to endorse either candidate in the July 22 runoff. Both former Commissioner Mike Beaudreau and former Lawrenceville Councilman P.K. Martin said they were a bit surprised that they are facing each other and not Balfour on the next GOP ballot. But for Martin, that doesn’t mean the strategy will change. “It’s still the same message. It’s still about earning the trust of the people,” Martin said. “There is a true distinction in the race, and the records will speak for themselves.” Beaudreau said the results affirm his committment to term limits. “We need turnover. We don’t need people to serve decades and decades in office,” he said. While Democrat Timothy Swiney waits for the November ballot, Beaudreau and Martin will have the next two months to make their case anew to GOP voters. And for Balfour, the past two decades of political office will wind to a close. “I had 22 great years of service,” he said, marking the end to the reversible lanes on U.S. Highway 78 and the opening of Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville as top accomplishments. “It was very rewarding.”
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Poverty and snowstorms Many years ago, in upstate New York, there was a lady who was caught in a fierce snowstorm that produced conditions called a “whiteout.” That’s when the snow is falling so thick and fast that all you can see in any direction is just sheer white. This lady wandered around in the storm, struggling to try to get home, but there was no way for her to know where home was. Eventually she collapsed in the snow and died — something like 50 feet from her home that she could not see. All too often that image comes back Thomas to me when I see Sowell so many people in poverty wandering off in all directions, either alone or following some of the many local or national messiahs — often not very far from a way out of their poverty but, like the lady who died in the snow storm, unable to see the way. Some years ago, a dear friend of mine took it upon himself to try to educate a young nephew from a poor and troubled home, taking the lad into his and his wife’s own home, and paying for him to go to a private school. The boy was quite bright but he had problems that took up a lot of the time and money of my friend, who had a very demanding job and could ill afford the time or money that he was spending, in hopes of giving this young man a better life. Eventually, after some years, the young fellow came to him and said that he wanted to go back home. He could handle the school work where he was, but found it both unsatisfying and unnecessary. He said frankly that he thought he could make it through life without that education, living by his wits, hustling in one way or another. Disappointing and even shocking as that story was, it was not unique. I have heard something like it from other friends who tried to help similar young persons, sometimes seeing them make progress, but then seeing them eventually lose their way and the whole heartbreaking effort come to nought. A couple of years ago, a friend in Chicago told me about a success story, where the young man was now in college, but only after a lot of complications that made it seem like that might never happen. Unlike the lady lost in a snowstorm, who might with better luck have stumbled into her home in her wanderings, many young people in poverty today not only do not seem to know the way, but have many other people leading them off in other directions. Some of these other people are fellow youngsters with little experience or understanding of a wider world than the one they grew up in, and a short time horizon that seldom extends beyond the pleasures or excitement of the moment. Their shared ignorance may seem like knowledge. And, by the time experience in the world of hard knocks gives them some real knowledge, it may be too late. Where there is no father in the home, as too often is the case, adolescent boys may choose as models irresponsible people in the world of entertainment, or even in the world of crime. Then there are the messiahs with a message. The most popular of these messages seems to be that all your problems are due to other people — people that the messiahs will help fight, in exchange for your loyalty, your money or your votes. What would be an analogy to the lady in a snowstorm would be if she had someone leading her in the opposite direction from her home. Then there are the well-intentioned people who imagine that they are helping, when in fact they are doing more harm than good. Some think they are doing young people in poverty a favor when they help promote the idea that their problems are caused by other people, rather than by knowledge and skills that they lack, but could acquire, if they put their minds to it and stayed with it. Some of the well-meaning people think that promoting young people’s “self-esteem” and being “non-judgmental” is the way to go. Some even make excuses for them, either explicitly or implicitly, by using such words as “troubled youths” or “at risk” young people. They do this even when the youths are trouble for others, and a risk for those who encounter them, but are having a great time themselves, raising hell. There are no magic solutions, at least none that I know of. Common sense, common decency, work and honesty are about all I can come up with. These things are not fancy or new or politically correct. But they have a better track record than much that we are doing today. Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His website is www.tsowell.com.
Warning: Literature happening WASHINGTON — Just when you thought American higher learning couldn’t get any more ridiculous, along come demands for warning labels on provocative works of literature. One never knows when a sentence, phrase or word might trigger some buried memory or traumatic experience. Life is a veritable assault on the excessively sensitive, but somehow most of us muddle through. C’est la vie, after all. But literature, apparently, is fair game for those tortured souls who fear that some -ism or another might leap from a page, causing what exactly? A moment of discomfort? An opportunity to sort through one’s emotional attic? Or, heavens, exposure to an involuntary insight? Several schools (including Oberlin College, Rutgers University, George Washington University and the University of Michigan) are toiling with these very questions as students have begun requesting “trigger warnings” on books and syllabuses. ”Warning: This book includes a rape scene,” for example, would warn rape victims lest they be traumatized by the contents. Mightn’t students Google a book in advance of reading if they’re so fearful of a psychological crisis? One is surprised that student organizers at these
Kathleen Parker schools would use such a loaded word as “trigger,” given its obvious association with guns. Without making light of anyone’s ethnicity, race or trauma, especially rape or stress disorder suffered by veterans (another specific group of concern), such precautions are misplaced in an institution of higher learning where one is expected to be intellectually challenged and where one’s psychological challenges are expected to be managed elsewhere. There are, besides, other ways to inform oneself about a course or literary assignment that might be problematic for whatever reason. Then again, if reading “The Great Gatsby” causes one undue angst owing to its abuse, classism, sexism and whatever-ism, then one might consider that college is not the right place at the right time. Moreover, part of literary criticism is understanding
the historical context of a given work. Thus, when the egregiously offensive N-word appears in the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” is it too much to ask that readers reflect upon the word’s usage when Mark Twain wrote the book? Within that understanding is a world of learning, from the history of race to the evolution of language. Instead, we are enslaved to “responsible pedagogical practice,” as one sympathetic faculty member put it. Thus, a draft guide at Oberlin College suggests flagging anything that could “disrupt a student’s learning” or “cause trauma”: “Be aware of racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism [transgender discrimination], ableism and other issues of privilege and oppression. Realize that all forms of violence are traumatic, and that your students have lives before and outside your classroom, experiences you may not expect or understand.” I don’t know about you but I’m presently suffering acute trauma caused by being trapped in a world full of (you say it, not me). What is the -ism that refers to discrimination against relatively sane people who can read “The Merchant of Venice” without a therapist on speed dial? Normalism? But then, this would be offensive to people who are … The mind left free to wander
happens upon a vacant building that used to house thousands of volumes. Now a museum, it was once called a library. Which is to say, a list of books that might be offensive to someone, or cause one to ponder the universe beyond one’s personal experience, would be so long as to make libraries obsolete. Most if not all of Shakespeare and the Greek tragedies would require so many labels they’d look like a Prius in Portland. Lest I leave anyone unoffended, studying at the adult level, that is, in an institution of higher learning, isn’t supposed to make one feel good — or necessarily bad. It is to make one feel challenged, excited by new ideas, elevated by fresh insights, broadened by others’ perspectives. Obviously, one should be sensitive but also sensible. We also might expect that professors, guided by their own educations, common sense and goodwill, might mention the potential to find some words or expressions disturbing. But requiring labels on books is the busywork of smallish minds — yet another numbing example of political correctness run amok and the infantilizing of education in the service of overreaching sensitivity. Email nationally syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker at kathleenparker@washpost. com.
The commencement-speech racket CHICAGO — Enough commencement-speech madness. Enough controversy over who is allowed to speak. Enough with speakers who are simply promoting themselves. Imagine what it must be like for those who clawed their way into college using grants or scholarships, side jobs and loans, only to have graduation day ruined by a petty political tiff between their campus’s selfstyled champions of enlightened judgment and an unsuspecting speaker who thought he or she had a shot of making a few bucks by being pithy for 15 minutes. For a moment, walk in the shoes of those graduates for whom this moment in the sun — in some cases the culmination of an entire family’s hopes and dreams that one of their own would be the first to complete this all-important thing called college — was turned into a media circus because the speaker offended the sensibilities of a few of their peers. What was meant to be a celebration — a time to check off one of the items on a list of American dreams — instead becomes overshadowed by controversy. Envision streams of parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, godparents traveling sometimes for hours to see their baby walk across the stage, only to find themselves listening to a screed about the lofty ideals of diver-
to agree with commencement speakers on everything, then who will you get to speak? Someone totally boring.” Let’s hear it for the “boring” speakers, those going before crowds of earnest graduates and their parents to attempt to impart a few short words of Esther encouragement. Not for fiveCepeda figure speaking fees, not for an honorary degree, or the opsity in academic discourse that portunity to bloviate about his didn’t feel worthy of the invest- or her latest book, TV show, or ment in their family’s collective heart-wrenching but ultimately crowning moment. self-promoting visit to a ThirdThe commencement cerWorld country, but to honor the emony is not the venue for such importance of the achievement. academic debates. The only thing less depressOh, how I would have hated ing than the thought of every it if a stand-in speaker, in this fancy-pants-school graduate case William G. Bowen, a feeling entitled to a star-studded former president of Princeton commencement speaker they University, had wagged his can name-drop for the rest of finger at my class, scolding their lives (and even I’m not some of us for being “arrogant” that jaundiced) is the thought of and “immature,” when I was avaricious university marketfocused only on my family’s ing officers cynically fanning Kodak moment. the flames of commencementThis happened recently speaker intrigue to get their at Pennsylvania’s Haverford school’s name in the news. College, where Bowen had More likely, the overabunbeen tapped to deliver the addance of Big Important Comdress after students objected to mencement Speeches stems the original choice of Robert from our celebration culture J. Birgeneau, chancellor of in which every milestone is the University of California, elevated to the rank of miracuBerkeley. Birgeneau had been lous feat. at the helm when campus police We live in a world where cracked down on demonstrators children are feted with luxuriin 2011. ous parties, bouquets of flowers The Wall Street Journal’s re- and balloons, Christmas-like port of the incident at Haverford presents, glamorous photo quoted Bowen: “If you expect shoots and limo rides at gradu-
ations from, in order, preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school and high school. Is it any wonder that colleges feel the need to pull out the star power — tech tycoons, movie stars, past heads of states and late-night comedians — to make the event “memorable?” It’s a cottage industry now, the commencement-speech racket. No longer simply clickbait for websites and YouTube, there are whole tomes being published about commencement-for-future-success. Internet sensation David McCullough Jr. goes on for 352 pages against our “new cult of exceptionalism” in his commencement speech-inspired book “You Are Not Special … and Other Encouragements.” I adore this premise. However, our nation’s university graduates are special. In 2012, The New York Times reported that, at the time, the cost of college had nearly sextupled since 1985. And a Harvard study in 2011 found that only 56 percent of students who entered America’s colleges and universities graduated within six years. Let’s honor them — and even more so their families — by ignoring the tiresome trend of commencement-speech controversy in the hope that it will go away. Esther J. Cepeda is a nationally syndicated columnist. Email her at estherjcepeda@ washpost.com.
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Woodall, Lewis work together on autism research Lawrenceville’s U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall and Atlanta’s U.S. Rep. John Lewis may sit on opposite sides of the political aisle, but the two are working together, authoring a bipartisan letter seeking evaluation of funding priorities related to autism research. On Tuesday, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a subcommittee hearing on federal autism efforts. The hearing was scheduled in response to reports indicating potentially widespread duplication and lack of coordination in federal autism
Camie Young spending, a press release said. “While government bureaucracy can move slower than scientific research, our obligation is to ensure we are properly serving
families affected by autism while also responsibly and effectively using taxpayer dollars,” said Woodall, who Rob Woodall serves as a member of the oversight committee. “This initiative is a great example of those things on which Congress can work together to better serve the American people. I’m grateful for the work being done by the Marcus Autism Center of Children’s
Healthcare of Atlanta, and appreciate the partnership of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle.” Lewis said: “This effort moves us closer to addressing the needs of individuals and families affected with autism spectrum disorders. Institutions in my congressional district — like Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Marcus Autism Center and the Centers for Disease Control — are on the front lines of diagnosing, treating, preventing and tracking the progress of autism. Every day, scientific discoveries are making
significant progress, and this is a prime opportunity for federal entities to be more efficient and effective partners and to help make a difference in the lives of countless families.” Don Mueller, executive director of Marcus Autism Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, said he appreciated the congressmen bringing focus to the issue. “The groundbreaking research and evidence-based early intervention work we are doing at Marcus Autism Center create an important value proposition,” he said in the press release. “Through
earlier diagnosis and intervention, we can change the trajectory of a child’s life and ultimately reduce the cost of services needed to support that child in years to come. This is good for children, their families, and the American taxpayer.” Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post. Camie Young can be reached via email at camie. young@gwinnettdailypost. com. For archived columns, go to www.gwinnettdailypost. com/politics.
Lawns have suffered from unseasonably cold winter Zoysiagrass lawns have also suffered in some cases, but overall have most have survived the winter. The grass has been slow to resume active growth. Zoysiagrass is a slower growing species, and it will take more time to green up than other turfgrass species. ‘Meyer’ Tim Daly zoysiagrass can tolerate extreme cold quite well, ments. Local bermudagso these lawns will green rass lawns have been slow up at a more rapid rate. to green up. The hybrid The other varieties vary in bermudagrass varieties their susceptibility to the have fared better than the cold, but most are tolerant common ones. Most of to some degree. As the these lawns have survived environmental conditions the cold temperatures and become more favorable are just slow in turning for growth, zoysiagrass green due to the weather lawns will green up and conditions. Also, soil start actively growing. temperatures have been Centipedegrass and St. slow to warm up as well, Augustinegrass lawns thus contributing to the suffered the most from problem. Areas of the the extreme cold. Unlike lawn that had ice and other turfgrasses, both of snow present for several these spread by stolons, days have been paror runners that are above ticularly affected. Avoid ground. Thus, they are applying fertilizers until more susceptible to cold the grass is roughly 90 temperatures. The best percent green. course of action is to
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sonably cold temperatures of this winter. Proper maintenance of them during the growing season, such as adequate water, fertilizer, correct mowing, and pest control, will keep the turfgrass healthy and it will be more resistant to cold damage. If you would like to learn more about the various types of lawn grasses Gwinnett Extension will offer a class on turfgrass selection and maintenance. It will be held on Wednesday, June 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Gwinnett Extension office, 750 South Perry St. No. 400, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Please contact the Extension office to register. Timothy Daly is the Agricultural and Natural Resources Extension Agent with Gwinnett County Extension. He can be contacted at 678-3774010 or email@example.com.
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SECTION B • THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014 NAIA WORLD SERIES GGC vs. Oklahoma Wesleyan • Friday, 6 p.m. • Lewiston, Idaho
Grayson’s Cruz embraces role at GGC By Ben Beitzel
Florida job has Shields coming full circle A funny sign, a welldesigned missing poster, hangs in the Brookwood fieldhouse. It takes a humorous jab at longtime coach Bill Shields for being missing. It says among other things that he may have fled to Florida. All kidding aside, both of those were true. He was missing from Brookwood recently. And he was in Florida. At this stage of his career, Shields wasn’t looking for head coaching opportunities — he was last a head coach at Duluth in 2003 — but was approached about one that he couldn’t pass up. He was hired as the head football coach at Bishop Verot (Fla.), coming full circle to the school where he got his first head Bill coachShields ing job in 1987. He spent five years there as head football coach and athletic director. “What’s nice is I still know people there and they know me,” Shields said of Bishop Verot. “There are two guys coaching with me who played for me (at Bishop Verot). It’s a unique situation. As far as being a head coach, it’s about the only thing I would have been interested in. It’s going to take a lot of work but we can do it.” The job also explains Shields’ brief absence from Brookwood this spring. The veteran coach spent a couple of weeks in Florida for Bishop Verot’s spring practice, but didn’t want to let his duties as Brookwood tennis coach slip. He flew back every few days for practices and state tournament matches, making sure he was there for the team as it pursued another state championship. The Broncos got that title recently, finishing the season a perfect 26-0. Shields is known more as a football coach, but a tennis championship was a pretty nice farewell to Georgia and Gwinnett, where he has coached and taught since 2000. All three of his children graduated from Duluth and his latest home has been Brookwood, where he came after stepping down at Duluth in 2003. Shields didn’t win as much as he would have liked at Duluth, but he still led the long-struggling Wildcats to some of their best success in years. His 5-5 record in 2003 is Duluth’s only non-losing season since 1996. At Brookwood, things have gone better. Shields was an assistant for a state See SHIELDS, Page 2B
His title happened by mistake. His involvement didn’t. Jo Jo Cruz didn’t show up to the initial gathering for Georgia Gwinnett College’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee formation meeting aiming to become president or even a board member. As a self-described “social
guy,” Cruz just wanted to be a part of the group. “I was highly interested in it because Jo Jo Cruz I like to consider myself very sociable,” Cruz said. “My teammates like to make fun of me all the time that we can’t go
anywhere without Jo Jo knowing someone.” At Georgia Gwinnett College, the Grayson graduate does have a leg up on sighting acquaintances around the county. But it’s not just his immersion in the county, as the vote at the advisory meeting showed. “I was nominated as president and vice president,” Cruz said, then added the VP slot was taken
first. “I just had to take the role that was there. It was awesome.” For Cruz, this was just another new path to follow; another first to direct or instigate. Even in high school Cruz took charge. As a senior at Grayson, he helped change the course of the Rams program. To that point, no freshmen had played on the varsity team to start the season, but prior to his
final year, Cruz and the other seniors advocated for a lifting of the unwritten rule. “We sat down with our coach senior year and said, ‘We think these three players should be on varsity,’” Cruz remembers. One of those freshmen was eventual first-round MLB draft pick Austin Meadows.
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Back on top
Todd Cunningham and the Gwinnett Braves are first place in their division after two difficult seasons. Hitting and new manager Brian Snitker are big reasons why. (Photo: Karl Moore)
After two down seasons, G-Braves enjoying first place When the G-Braves, 15-10 in April, started May with five straight LAWRENCEVILLE losses, it was easy for — Other than a call that fans to think, “Here we go you’re going up to the again.” majors, nothing is more But Gwinnett, despite appreciated in Class AAA the loss of slugger Erthan a rare scheduled off nesto Mejia, then won 10 day. of the next 12 games to Getting to enjoy it quickly right the ship. while in first place makes The loss of Mejia to it even sweeter. Japan, as well as injuries After two straight to Jose Constanza (groin) disappointing seasons, the and Sean Kazmar (hand) Brian Snitker has the Gwinnett Braves in first place in Gwinnett Braves spent their division in his first season as manager. (Photo: were blows. But the GWednesday holding first Braves still lead in the Chris Roughgarden) place in the International International League in League’s South Division. Norfolk tonight. But after “We’ve been playing batting average (.275) and The G-Braves (25-19) the past two seasons were well,” said Brian Snitker, slugging (.402), and are will take just a half-game ruined by losing streaks in his first year as Gwinjust one off the top in runs lead over Durham (26-21) of 15 and 14 games, any nett manager after seven scored (211) through 44 into the start of a foursign of hope is cause for seasons as third base coach games. game home series with celebration. of the Atlanta Braves. Phil Gosselin is fourth By Guy Curtright Staff Correspondent
in the International League batting race with a .323 average, while Todd Cunningham (.302) and Tommy La Stella (.291) are not too far out of the top 10 among qualifiers. Joey Terdoslavich (.280) has been streaky, but he got hot when the G-Braves needed him most after Mejia left. “We’ve swung the bat well all season,” Snitker said. The pitching has been less consistent, with the team ERA of 4.10 ranked 11th in the 14-team league. Even there, though, See G-BRAVES, Page 2B
Lions promote girls Summit Chase Invite gets revamped for ’14 lacrosse assistant By Will Hammock
One of Ashley Wages Stratemeyer’s long-term goals was to be a varsity head coach. Until recently, she assumed that would happen one day in basketball. But the love of a new sport led the 2003 Dacula graduate down another path, and now she has been hired as the head girls lacrosse coach at Peachtree Ridge.
She replaces the outgoing Michael Thomas, who was hired earlier this year as the first women’s lacrosse head coach for the brand-new Truett-McConnell College program. “I’m excited,” Stratemeyer said. “I have a lot to learn but I’m excited to work with the girls. I’m familiar with them already, so it should be an easy transition. (Thomas) has the summer set up See LACROSSE, Page 2B
By Will Hammock
Marc Cain goes way back with Summit Chase Country Club. Shortly after his cousin, Van Britt, bought the private Snellville club, Cain became a member in 1981. He’s played countless rounds of golf there over the years, including an estimated 25 Summit Chase Invitationals.
He remembers the glory days of the club’s annual invitational, an event that has seen its participation decline in recent years. “(The invitational) used to get the cream of the crop in the ’80s,” Cain said of the Summit Chase tournament field. “The field started going down from 80 teams to down below 60. The last couple of years it’s See INVITE, Page 2B
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minor league manager’s job, even though it is a blow for his team. the G-Braves have had bright spots. “That’s what we’re here for,” said South Division Cody Martin has a 2.76 ERA to lead Snitker, who never made the majors Team W L Pct. GB Gwinnett 25 19 .568 — the rotation and hard-throwing Juan as a player himself. Durham 26 21 .553 1/2 Jaime is 9-for-9 in save situations. It has been La Stella, coming off *Norfolk 16 28 .364 9 Snitker, who started his long a .343 season in Class AA, who has *Charlotte 15 29 .341 10 tenure with the Braves organizareceived the most attention because *Late game not included tion as a player in the late 1970s, of the second base situation in admits that he didn’t have a feel for Atlanta, but Gosselin has been the what kind of team he had when the ity over winning in the minors, but team’s MVP so far. The 25-year-old season started. there is nothing wrong with accom- former University of Virginia stand“To be honest, I didn’t know what plishing both. Team chemistry is out has played four positions while to expect at all,” said the Snellville important in that. leading the team in hitting. resident. “You don’t really have “This is a good group,” Snitker The G-Braves have been winning your players until right at the end of said. “They’re playing hard and despite the growing pains of catcher spring training. Plus, I was the new having some fun. It’s tough, with Christian Bethancourt, Atlanta’s guy. It had been a while since I’d the travel and everything. I’ve been No. 2 prospect, and third basebeen in this situation.” impressed with the way they have man Edward Salcedo, both just 22. Although this is Snitker’s 18th responded.” Bethancourt has gotten untracked at season as a minor league manager, Other than Mejia going to Japan the plate recently, but Salcedo is hitjust one previously was in AAA. and a few injuries, the G-Braves have ting just .200 and has 12 errors. That was in 2006, three years before had a relatively stable roster by AAA “They’re both still really young the Braves moved from Richmond standards so far. Of course, that is and it’s a process,” Snitker said. to Gwinnett and a year prior to his subject to change at any moment. The minors, after all, are all about debut as third base coach in Atlanta. Telling a player he is going up to development. But winning is nice, Player development takes priorthe majors is the best part for any too.
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•From Page 1B already, so we’re ready to move forward.” Stratemeyer played basketball and softball at Dacula, and coached four seasons of both of those sports during her time at Peachtree Ridge. The 29-year-old also has coached junior varsity girls lacrosse the past four seasons, leading the program to a 37-11-1 record. Without a background as a lacrosse player, she has learned plenty about the sport in a short time. “Four years ago was the first (lacrosse experience) for me,” she said. “I went to some clinics and went to watch little kids camps to get the basic skills down. I’ve been learning ever since. I had to liken it to basketball because I played basketball and
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May 28-30: The Lady Devils Kids Camp will be held at Loganville High School with coach John Zorn. Camp is open to rising fifth- to eighth-graders. For more information, go to www.loganvillebasketball. com or call 770-940-7738. June 2-6: The Harlem Legends will host their Shoot for the Stars basketball camp at Bunten Road Park gym in Duluth from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for boys and girls ages 7 to 14. Cost is $150 per camper or $135 for Duluth residents. For more information or to register, visit www.harlemlegends. com or call 678-630-8843. June 2: Basketball Boot Camp for seventh graders will be held at Richards Middle School from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $95. For more information, call 678518-6669.
Through June: The Multi County Football Officials are looking for new officials to join its organization covering much of the metro Atlanta area. New and experienced officials welcome. For more information, visit www. mcfoafootball.org or call George Allen at 770-8806632.
June 14: The third annual Edward Mengel Memorial
Father’s Day Tournament will be held at Southland Country Club in Stone Mountain at 1 p.m. The tournament benefits the V Foundation for cancer research. Cost is $100 or $50 for golfers who raise $100 or more for the V Foundation. For information, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing through July 19: The Gwinnett Lacrosse Academy will offer a Summer Indoor Lacrosse League for current first- to 10th-graders on Saturdays. It also will offer Learn to Play Clinics for basic skills for rising first- to ninth-graders on Thursday evenings. Both will be at Silverbacks Sports Center in Suwanee. Go to www.gwinnettlacrosseacademy.com for more information.
June 23-26: The Fellowship of Student Athletes in Gwinnett will host a soccer camp for boys and girls ages 12 to 18 at Georgia Gwinnett College. The camp will feature instruction from a variety of college and professional soccer coaches including both GGC coaches. To register, visit www. fcagwinnett.org/soccercamp. For more information, email email@example.com or call 423580-8557.
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Shields he coached for 23 years leaves Gwinnett with 14
before coming to Gwinnett. championship football team It’s near his wife Becky’s and won a state title as track parents, as well as closer and field coach, in addition to a sister in Miami and a to his tennis success. brother in West Palm Beach. Now Shields is heading He is excited about a back to Florida — where new challenge, though he
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•From Page 1B been the mid-40s.” That’s something Cain and the members plan to change. He co-chairs a committee, along with fellow member Tim Brewer, whose mission was a revamped Summit Chase Invitational. The 33rd installment is June 7-8 and it’s the first one that will be run by the members — the club previously operated the tourney. Among the noteworthy changes is a switch to maximum payouts, the most an amateur can earn for a tournament without losing amateur status, in each flight. Wild Wing Cafe has stepped up as a presenting sponsor and the event has a non-profit beneficiary for the first time, NG3. NG3 works with local high school athletes to develop their character and life skills.
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years of fond memories. “I’ve had a great time in Gwinnett,” Shields said. “It’s a great place with great athletics. The schools here are tough. It’s like the SEC. In every sport.”
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talented players will make the transition easier. “We have a lot of upName: Ashley Wages Stratemeyer New position: Head girls lacrosse coach at and-coming youth playPeachtree Ridge ers, seventh- and eighthFormer position: Assistant girls lacrosse coach at graders, who are very Peachtree Ridge talented, too,” Stratemeyer Age: 29 said. “They’ve played Education: Graduated from Dacula High School since they were in third or in 2003; earned undergraduate degree from West fourth grade. They’ll be Georgia in 2007; earned master’s degree from Grand very strong competitors. Canyon University in 2010 and specialist degree from … Lacrosse is different Valdosta State in 2012 from my background, Background: Played basketball and softball at Dacula; has coached the Lions’ junior varsity lacrosse team to a but it’s exciting. With me 37-11-1 record the past four seasons; also coached four already doing JV, it’s reseasons of softball and four seasons of girls basketball ally the same responsibiliat Peachtree Ridge; husband Matt is an assistant boys ties. I already do my own basketball coach for the Lions; younger brother Clay is scheduling. But not having an assistant boys coach at Central Gwinnett Michael to piggy back off Family: Husband, Matt will be difficult.” Stratemeyer’s family is coached basketball for next season, Thomas and heavily involved in high four years. It’s like basket- Brian Casal. But Pam school coaching as well. ball with a stick. I liked it Overstreet, Tracy Gray Her husband Matt is a so much I actually gave up and Jeff Crowe all return boys basketball assistant basketball for it.” to help Stratemeyer in her at Peachtree Ridge and her Two members of the first season as varsity head younger brother Clay is a Lions’ girls coaching coach. boys basketball assistant staff won’t be around A solid core of young, at Central Gwinnett.
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From left to right, Summit Chase Country Club general manager Don Britt, Wild Wing Cafe’s Bill Peterson, Summit Chase member Marc Cain and NG3 founder Matt Williams pose with the sign for the revamped Summit Chase Invitational. (Photo: Will Hammock)
A long drive contest has been added to the annual putting contest, as has a lake shot contest with a target in the club’s lake. The tee prize for registration is a $175 retail package from Titleist. Teams from as far as Cartersville and Lake Oconee already have
registered for the tourney, a two-man team format that is pre-flighted by handicap. “We’re aiming for 60 to 70 teams this year,” Cain said. Summit Chase’s putting surfaces were a big draw during the 1980s and the green renovation of 2008
help build something like he did at Grayson at GGC. Good advice. “I wanted to bring what I Next followed college at knew to GGC,” Cruz said. Middle Georgia. The small “I saw what their program town and established procould be from (what I saw) gram first drew Cruz, but at Middle Georgia and I after a year, the smallness wanted to bring what I and tradition weren’t for knew to GGC and start him anymore. That, and his something new and special. pitching coach Christian It’s honestly a blessing. Castorri had just joined the Starting something new has staff at GGC. Castorri is been the big thing.” now in the scouting departAfter just a year at the ment with the Miami Mar- school, Cruz built the lins. But the lure of GGC social credentials to earn came calling for Cruz, who a nomination onto the had been in one of the early new advisory committee. classes at Grayson and saw This was well before the the opportunity to not just Grizzlies qualifies for the play closer to home and NAIA World Series. with a coach he trusted, but On the field, Cruz ap-
peared in 10 regular season games in relief with no record and a 4.15 ERA, but off the field is where his work took hold. Just like his rapid rise through the ranks of the baseball team’s social stratosphere, Cruz wants to expand the reach to all the athletics. “(My role) as president is to help build unity with all the teams,” Cruz said. “Right now, all the athletic teams at GGC are really close (as individual teams). We are trying to make that a whole athletic team. We are just trying to be closer.” Included in Cruz’s plans
and 2009 have them in excellent condition again. “The golf course has never been in better shape,” Summit Chase general manager Don Britt said. Event organizers hope the improvements in the tournament and the course lead to a larger and more competitive field. The past champions list includes 2002 winner Roberto Castro, now on the PGA Tour. Allen Doyle was a regular in the tourney during the 1980s and the defending champion is Mark Sweeney, one of Georgia’s top amateurs. “We want our top flight to be some of the top amateurs in the state,” Cain said. “We want to have the best tournament we can and get some of the best players in the metro area and in the state.” Registration for the tournament is available at www.summitchasecc.com.
to build stronger bonds are community service projects with all the teams involved as well as making the first home soccer game of the season a sort of welcoming party for all the new athletes and a welcome back for the returners. “We are trying to figure out where we want to go,” Cruz said. As president, accident or not, Cruz is charged with directing that path and making certain it’s followed. It’s not his first time walking a new path. “I love the idea of leadership,” he said. “I love being the voice.”
Former Meadowcreek standout Carter signs to play hoops at FIU Former Meadowcreek player Troidell Carter has signed a National Letter of Intent to play NCAA Division I basketball at Florida International University, it was announced Wednesday. The 6-foot-9, 225-pound post, who played for the Mustangs until 2011, chose the Golden Panthers over similar scholarship offers from Texas State and the University of Albany (N.Y.). Carter spent the past two seasons at Marshalltown Community College in Marshalltown, Iowa, where he averaged 13.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Included in those numbers were averages of 15.4 points and 6.9 rebounds per game this past season, including eight double-doubles, which earned him second-team All-Region XI honors.
Meadowcreek seniors to play college lacrosse
Meadowcreek seniors Adedotun Adewumi and Austin Johnson, both members of the Mustangs’ inaugural lacrosse teams this spring, will both play lacrosse at the college level. Adewumi will play for Howard Community College in Maryland, while Johnson will play for Lynn University.
North’s Bonanno to golf at Maryville North Gwinnett senior Brian Bonanno has made a commitment to the Maryville College (Tenn.) golf team. He is the son of John and Kelly Bonanno. Bonanno, a four-year member of North’s golf team, helped the Bulldogs to their first state tournament appearance since 1992 this past season. He has a 3.8 GPA and is a scholar-athlete, an AP Scholar, an honor graduate and a member of MENSA. “I am pleased with Brian’s decision to attend Maryville and become a part of our golf team,” Maryville coach Ron Waters said. “He has a great attitude and solid short game. I believe that Brian is going to be a late bloomer and I believe that he is going to become a very good player over the next few years.”
World’s top-ranked racquetball player coming to Gwinnett
International Racquetball Federation world champion Paola Longoria will participate in an event Sunday at Recreation Atl at 754 Beaver Ruin Road in Lilburn. Longoria, 24, is also the No. 1-ranked player on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour. The Mexican standout will hold a question-and-answer session, will be available for photos and also will give on-court tips at the event. She also will play racquetball with fans who win a drawing. The cost of admission is $35 at the gate. The session begins at 11 a.m. — From staff reports
THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014 • 3B
Brewers bust out against Braves By Stan Awtrey The Sports Xchange
ATLANTA — The Milwaukee Brewers emerged from a weeklong offensive slump with a pair of home runs and got eight strong innings from starting pitcher Kyle Lohse in a 6-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday at Turner Field. The Brewers got a grand slam from third baseman Mark Reynolds and a two-run homer from center fielder Carlos Gomez to break a four-game losing streak. Milwaukee (28-19) had scored only 14 runs over its previous seven games, five of them losses. The beneficiary of the run support was Lohse (6-1), who produced his eighth consecutive quality start and won his sixth straight game. The righthander gave up just four hits, two of them in the first inning, and one run. He struck out eight and did not allow a walk. Closer Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a non-save situation. Rodriguez, who had not pitched since Friday, allowed one hit and
Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds (7) high fives with second baseman Scooter Gennett (2) after hitting a grand slam home run against the against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Turner Field on Wednesday. (USA Today Sports: Dale Zanine)
struck out two. The Brewers jumped on Atlanta starter Ervin Santana (4-2), who allowed six runs on nine hits and four walks over seven innings. Santana has allowed 11 runs in 12 innings in his last two starts, both losses. The top two hitters in the order were particularly effective for Milwaukee, tallying five of the team’s 10 hits. Gomez, the leadoff hitter, went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs. No. 2 batter Scooter Gennett had a pair of hits, including a double, and
scored a run. The Brewers jumped on the Braves (25-20) for four quick runs in the first inning. Gomez singled and took third on a double by Gennett. After right fielder Ryan Braun popped out, catcher Jonathan Lucroy walked to load the bases. Third baseman Mark Reynolds then turned on an inside pitch and drilled it into the left-field seats for a home run, his ninth of the season and third career grand slam. It was the first grand slam ever allowed by Santana.
The Braves got one run back in the bottom of the inning. First baseman Freddie Freeman doubled with two outs and scored on left fielder Justin Upton’s double to left. Milwaukee tacked on two runs in the fourth. Lohse walked with two outs and Gomez jumped on the first pitch for a home run, his 10th of the season, to make it 6-1. Notes: Milwaukee RHP Yovani Gallardo, who left Tuesday’s game early with a sprained ankle, said it was very sore. Gallardo will not throw a scheduled bullpen session on Thursday. He is questionable to make Sunday’s start in Miami, meaning RHP Tyler Thornburg could take that start. … Brewers CF Carlos Gomez and Braves C Gerald Laird and 3B Chris Johnson all made a trip to the hospital to visit the child who was struck by a foul ball on Tuesday night. Gomez, who hit the foul ball in the seventh inning, signed the ball and reported the boy was in good spirits. … Former Braves manager Bobby Cox celebrated his 73rd birthday Wednesday.
Falcons sign top two draft picks sus All-American and a unanimous All-SoutheastThe Atlanta Falcons ern Conference first-team agreed to terms with tackle selection while serving as a Jake Matthews and defensive team captain in 2013. end Ra’Shede Hageman, the He is the fourth member team announced Wednesday. of his family to be selected Matthews (6-foot-5, 309 in the first round and the pounds) was the Falcons’ seventh to reach the NFL. first-round pick, sixth Matthews NFL lineage beoverall, in the draft earlier gan with Clay Matthews Sr., this month. He played in who played four seasons for 52 games with 46 straight the San Francisco 49ers in starts at both right and left the 1950s. His father, Bruce tackle at Texas A&M. Matthews, was a 14-time Matthews was a consen- Pro Bowl selection and From Staff Reports
Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews III is his cousin. Hageman (6-6, 318) was selected by the Falcons in the second round (37th overall). He appeared in 46 games at Minnesota, including starts in his final 26 contests. Hageman finished his career with 91 tackles (57 solo), with 10 sacks for minus 76 yards, 24 tackles for loss totaling 114 yards, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and two
blocked kicks. Serving as a team captain in 2013, Hageman was named a third-team All-American by Athlon Sports and was a consensus All-Big Ten first-team choice after recording 38 tackles (26 solo), with two sacks, and a career-high 13 tackles for loss. Hageman was a standout performer at the Senior Bowl while playing for Falcons coaching staff on the North team.
Elliott, Scott headline NASCAR Hall of Fame class Elliott and Scott are joined in the 2015 class of inductees by NASCAR CHARLOTTE, N.C. — champions Joe WeathNASCAR’s perennial most erly (53 percent) and Rex popular driver and a comWhite (43 percent) and by petitor who faced the most prolific winner Fred Lorendifficult of struggles just to zen (30 percent). get to the racetrack headThe 2015 class will be lined the 2015 NASCAR inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame class chosen Hall of Fame on Jan. 30. and announced Wednesday Anne B. France, wife at the NASCAR Hall of of NASCAR founder and Fame. Hall of Fame inductee Bill Bill Elliott was the top France Sr., was selected vote-getter in the sixth by voters to receive the NASCAR Hall of Fame inaugural Landmark Award class, appearing on 87 per- for Outstanding Contribucent of ballots cast by the tions to NASCAR. Anne 53-member voting comB. France’s role in the mittee and in an aggregate financial end of the racing fan vote that counts as the business — where she 54th ballot. served as the first secretary Wendell Scott, the first and treasurer of NASblack driver to compete CAR — was crucial to the full time in NASCAR’s growth of the sport. premier series — and the The suddenness of only black to win a race in the announcement of his NASCAR’s top division — selection took Elliott by was named on 58 percent surprise. of the ballots. “I never imagined that By Reid Spencer The Sports Xchange
Baseball Major League Baseball NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB L10 Atlanta.................... 25. 20.. .556..... —...5-5 Washington............. 24. 22.. .522.... 1.5...5-5 Miami...................... 23. 23.. .500....2.5...3-7 Philadelphia............ 20. 22.. .476....3.5...5-5 New York................. 20. 24.. .455....4.5...4-6 Central Division W L Pct GB L10 Milwaukee............... 28. 19.. .596..... —...5-5 St. Louis.................. 24. 21.. .533.......3...6-4 Cincinnati................ 21. 24.. .467.......6...5-5 Pittsburgh................ 18. 26.. .409....8.5...4-6 Chicago.................. 16. 28.. .364..10.5...4-6 West Division W L Pct GB L10 San Francisco......... 28. 18.. .609..... —...5-5 Colorado................. 26. 20.. .565.......2...4-6 Los Angeles............ 24. 22.. .522.......4...5-5 San Diego............... 21. 25.. .457.......7...6-4 Arizona................... 18. 29.. .383..10.5...5-5 Tuesday’s Games Washington 9, Cincinnati 4 Atlanta 5, Milwaukee 0 L.A. Dodgers 9, N.Y. Mets 4 Philadelphia 6, Miami 5 St. Louis 5, Arizona 0 Colorado 5, San Francisco 4 Wednesday’s Games Cincinnati 2, Washington 1 Milwaukee 6, Atlanta 1 L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 3-2) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 0-1), late Philadelphia (Kendrick 0-4) at Miami (Eovaldi 2-2), late Arizona (McCarthy 1-6) at St. Louis (Wacha 3-3), late San Francisco (Cain 1-3) at Colorado (Chacin 0-2), late Today’s Games Philadelphia (Hamels 1-2) at Miami (Alvarez 2-3), 12:40 p.m. San Francisco (Hudson 4-2) at Colorado (De La Rosa 5-3), 3:10 p.m. Washington (Treinen 0-1) at Pittsburgh
I’d be in the Hall of Fame, especially starting out as a little red-headed, runnynosed kid from Dawsonville, Georgia,” said Elliott, who won 44 races and the 1988 championship at NASCAR’s top level. “I was shocked, more than anybody, I would guess, but very much happy, not only for myself but for (brothers) Ernie, Dan, a lot of guys who worked hard on my team throughout the years. … “I’ve done a lot, and I’ve been blessed with what I’ve done, and I’m just so happy to be here.” Scott posted 147 top 10s in 495 starts at NASCAR’s highest level after collecting more than 100 victories at local tracks on his way to the elite series. While Scott’s competitive record may not be the equal of Elliott’s, the obstacles he overcame and the contribution he made to stock car
racing are inestimable. To those who might question Scott’s credentials, his daughter, Sybil Scott, had a ready answer. “I would challenge them to look at the other facts and the other qualifications and the strides that he made, and the fact that it was a different era,” she said. “The climate was so different. With what has happened today, no one else will ever have to operate and strive and struggle under that particular climate. … “I am thankful to those who made the final decision that they opened up their minds, and they did the research, and maybe some of them opened up their hearts.” White, the 1960 champion of NASCAR’s premier division, was a short-track specialist who won 26 of his 28 races on tracks measuring 1 mile or shorter.
Driving his own car during his championship run, White won six races and finished in the top 10 in 35 of his 40 starts. Nevertheless, White was surprised at his election to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “I didn’t feel like I would beat the guys that were nominated this year,” he said. “Hoping … but, anyway, I made it.” That does not mean, however, that White thoughtt he was undeserving. “I kind of thought that eventually I’d get in this Hall of Fame. Pretty good stats, if that means anything. If they overlooked me and didn’t put me in, I think that would be kind of an injustice — if I didn’t get in at all. “A NASCAR champion should be in the Hall of Fame.” Weatherly won backto-back titles in 1962 and
1963. His first championship came behind the wheel of cars fielded by legendary owner Bud Moore, himself a Hall of Fame member. Weatherly won his 1963 championship driving for nine different owners. The winner of 25 races at NASCAR’s top level, Weatherly crashed at Riverside, Calif., in the fifth race of the 1964 season and succumbed to head injuries suffered in the wreck. Lorenzen never was a full-time driver at in NASCAR’s premier series, but the Elmhurst, Ill., driver nevertheless enjoyed two of the most spectacular seasons in the history of the sport. In 29 starts in 1963, Lorenzen won six times and posted 21 top fives and 23 top 10s in 29 races, finishing third in the final standings despite missing 26 of 55 events.
National League CINCINNATI REDS—Activated RF Jay Bruce from the 15-day DL. Placed 1B Joey Votto on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 16. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Activated LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu from the 15day DL. Optioned RHP Chris Withrow to Albuquerque (PCL). Placed 3B Juan Uribe on the 15-day DL. Recalled SS Erisbel Arruebarrena from Chattanooga (SL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Placed LHP Cliff Lee on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 19. Recalled LF Darin Ruf from Lehigh Valley (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Optioned RF Joey Butler to Memphis (PCL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association INDIANA PACERS—NBA fined G Lance Stephenson $5,000 for flopping. COLLEGE BASKETBALL MICHIGAN ST—Announced G Russell Byrd will transfer from the program. VIRGINIA UNION—Named Lonnie Williams assistant coach. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS—Signed WR Walter Powell, DE Ed Stinson, and QB Logan Thomas to a four-year contract. CAROLINA PANTHERS—Signed CB Bene Benwikere and S Tre Boston to a four-year contract. Signed LB Billy Boyko. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed LB Larry Grant. DALLAS COWBOYS—Signed DB Tyler Patmon. Waived DB Marvin Robinson. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Signed CB Aaron Colvin and DE Chris Smith
to a four-year contract. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Cut DT Cory Grissom and LB Ridge Wilson. Signed LB DeRon Furr. Waived T R.J. Dill. MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Signed LB Anthony Barr and CB Antone Exum to a four-year contract. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Cut LB James Morris. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Cut NT David Carter. Signed CB Travis Carrie, S Jonathan Dowling, and DE Shelby Harris to a four-year contract. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Signed LB Jeremiah Attaochu to a four-year contract. Signed RB Branden Oliver. Waived WR Tobais Palmer and T Ian White. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Signed FB Trey Millard to a four-year contract. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Signed WR Paul Richardson to a four-year contract. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS— Signed TE Cameron Brate, WR Quintin Payton, QB Alex Tanney, and TE Ian Thompson. Waived DT David Hunter, P Jacob Schum, and QB Brett Smith. TENNESSEE TITANS—Cut DB George Baker and LB Jamal Merrell. Placed WR Eric Ward on IR. Signed QB Zach Mettenberger and LB Avery Williamson to a four-year contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League COLORADO AVALANCHE—Signed RW Borna Rendulic to a two-year, entry-level contract. NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Signed C Ben Johnson to a three-year, entrylevel contract. VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Named Jim Benning general manager.
SPORTS AT A GLANCE (Volquez 1-4), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Garza 2-4) at Atlanta (Harang 4-4), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 7-1) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 2-3), 7:10 p.m. Arizona (Miley 3-4) at St. Louis (Lynn 5-2), 7:15 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 0-0) at San Diego (Stults 2-4), 10:10 p.m. INTERLEAGUE AT NATIONAL LEAGUE Tuesday’s Games Baltimore 9, Pittsburgh 2 Chicago Cubs 6, N.Y. Yankees 1 Minnesota 5, San Diego 3 Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 4, Chicago Cubs 2, 13 innings Baltimore (Tillman 4-2) at Pittsburgh (Rodriguez 0-2), late Minnesota (Hughes 4-1) at San Diego (Ross 5-3), late AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB L10 Baltimore................ 23. 20.. .535..... —...4-6 New York................. 24. 21.. .533..... —...5-5 Toronto.................... 24. 22.. .522.......5...6-4 Boston.................... 20. 24.. .455....3.5...3-7 Tampa Bay.............. 19. 27.. .413....5.5...4-6 Central Division W L Pct GB L10 Detroit..................... 27. 15.. .643..... —...6-4 Minnesota............... 22. 21.. .512....5.5... 7-3 Chicago.................. 23. 24.. .489....6.5...4-6 Kansas City............ 22. 23.. .489....6.5...5-5 Cleveland................ 22. 25.. .468.... 7.5...5-5 West Division W L Pct GB L10 Oakland.................. 29. 16.. .644..... —...9-1 Los Angeles............ 25. 20.. .556.......4... 7-3 Seattle.................... 22. 23.. .489.......7...4-6 Texas...................... 22. 24.. .478.... 7.5...3-7 Houston.................. 17. 29.. .370..12.5...6-4 Tuesday’s Games Cleveland 6, Detroit 2 Toronto 7, Boston 4 Oakland 3, Tampa Bay 0 Seattle 6, Texas 2 Chicago White Sox 7, Kansas City 6
L.A. Angels 9, Houston 3 Wednesday’s Games Cleveland 11, Detroit 10, 13 innings Texas 4, Seattle 3 Toronto (Hutchison 2-3) at Boston (Buchholz 2-3), late Oakland (Milone 1-3) at Tampa Bay (Bedard 2-1), late Chicago White Sox (Quintana 2-3) at Kansas City (Guthrie 2-3), late Houston (McHugh 2-2) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 4-3), late Today’s Games Texas (Darvish 3-2) at Detroit (Ray 1-0), 1:08 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 7-1) at Boston (Lester 4-5), 4:05 p.m. Oakland (Gray 5-1) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 1-1), 4:10 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore (Chen 5-2), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 1-0) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 3-0), 8:10 p.m. Houston (Cosart 3-3) at Seattle (Elias 3-3), 10:10 p.m.
Basketball National Basketball Association Conference Finals (Best-of-7 x-if necessary) Eastern Conference Indiana 1, Miami 1 Sunday, May 18: Indiana 107, Miami 96 Tuesday, May 20: Miami 87, Indiana 83 Saturday, May 24: Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 26: Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 28: Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. Western Conference San Antonio 1, Oklahoma City 0 Monday, May 19: San Antonio 122, Oklahoma City 105 Wednesday, May 21: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, late Sunday, May 25: San Antonio at
Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m. x-Thursday, May 29: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m.
Hockey NHL Conference Finals (Best-of-7 x-if necessary) Eastern Conference NY Rangers 2, Montreal 0 Saturday, May 17: NY Rangers 7, Montreal 2 Monday, May 19: NY Rangers 3, Montreal 1 Thursday, May 22: Montreal at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 25: Montreal at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 27: NY Rangers at Montreal, 8 p.m. Western Conference Chicago 1, Los Angeles 0 Sunday, May 18: Chicago 3, Los Angeles 1 Wednesday, May 21: Los Angeles at Chicago, late Saturday, May 24: Chicago at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Monday, May 26: Chicago at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 28: Los Angeles at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Placed LHP Felix Doubront on the 15-day DL. Signed SS Stephen Drew to a oneyear contract.