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Gwinnett important in runoffs By Camie Young

Marla Ford Haynes of Snellville takes a picture on Saturday of a tile with her father’s name on it at the Snellville Veterans Memorial outside of City Hall. Her father, Mason Eugene “Gene” Ford, served in the Army in World War II. City officials in Snellville unveiled the Veterans Memorial on Saturday night with a laying of the wreath and lighting of an eternal flame to remember military veterans. (Staff Photo: Keith Farner)

Honoring our heroes Snellville relights eternal flame at Veterans Memorial By Keith Farner


SNELLVILLE — Never again let Memorial Day, or Veterans Day, be just another day. Under a burnt orange and baby blue sky, and surrounded by American flags and dozens of military veterans, Snellville Mayor Pro Tem Tom Witts gave an emotional and passionate plea to a large crowd outside Snellville City Hall on Saturday night. Witts, a Vietnam veteran, spearheaded an effort that culminated in a ceremony to unveil a Veterans Memorial, which features an eternal flame, waterfall and tiles filled with the names of veterans. See SNELLVILLE, Page 6A

Duluth honors fallen veterans

Two members of the American Legion Chattahoochee Post 251 lay a wreath in remembrance of fallen comrades during a Memorial Day ceremony Saturday in Duluth. (Photo: Chris Stephens)

By Chris Stephens Staff Correspondent

DULUTH — Memorial Day is a day not of celebration, but a day to remember the fallen. On Saturday, that’s exactly what the city of Duluth did as it held a memorial service honoring veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this nation. While services honoring those veterans seem to get smaller and smaller every year, Duluth has continued “Our job is to tell the to focus on helping the story of many heroes who next generation understand can’t be here to tell it anythat freedom isn’t free. more,” Elliott Foss of the

American Legion Department of Georgia said. “It’s See DULUTH, Page 6A

Gwinnett voters could be “important” in the upcoming Republican runoff for U.S. Senate and U.S. House, a political science professor said. Once a Republican bastion, Gwinnett will be part of the battleground for the party nomination, which will run to July after last week’s primary narrowed down the field, said Charles Bullock of the University of Georgia. But Bullock said you shouldn’t expect Congressman Jack Kingston or businessman David Perdue to set up camp in Lawrenceville or at the Mall of Georgia. The runoff will require statewide politicking, especially for Kingston, who came in second on Tuesday. “Kingston has to do Jack Kingston much better in the Atlanta metro area than he did in primary,” Bullock said. “Kingston swept south Georgia but it accounts for a small proportion of the state’s electorate; most of the votes come from metro Atlanta. Kingston’s David popularity in the areas he Perdue has represented in his 22 years in Congress may spur those voters back to the polls so that they account for a larger share of the turnout in the runoff — an election that will have markedly lower participation than the poor turnout Karen this week.” Handel While Kingston made a concerted effort to gain Gwinnett’s votes prior to the primary, even setting up a campaign office in Duluth, the lead vote-getter here was Karen Handel, the former secretary of state who used to lead neighboring Fulton County’s commission. Handel came in third, and Paul Broun, who currently represents part of the county in Congress, came in fifth so many pollsters are looking at where allegiances will shift for the primary. “If Kingston makes inroads among Gwinnett voters, he will probably also be

See RUNOFF, Page 6A

Earless dog adopted from jail dogs program By Emily Clance

first inmate Ryan Constanza and, most recently, inmates Kenneth Tanner and Anthony Bruce is one lucky dog. Taylor. The pit bull mix was in bad Two months later, on Friday, shape when he wandered into Bruce went to his forever a Lilburn CVS in March earhome with his new family — lier this year with missing ears, Daniel and Krista St. Nichols. a bad eye and a burn on the The couple made the top of his head. After he was 10-hour drive from Virginia adopted into Operation Second through the night to pick up Chance, the jail dogs program Bruce from the jail at 8 a.m. at the Gwinnett County jail, he Friday morning after seeing found friends in his caretakers, his picture on Facebook a few Staff Intern

weeks ago. “We fell in love with his face,” Krista said. “We love the imperfect ones.” The couple have two other dogs at home, as well as a 5-year-old daughter who is excited to meet the family’s new pet but was unable to make the trip due to school. As the couple signed the paperwork to finalize the adoption, Tanner and Taylor, as well as a few other inmates,

showed off Bruce’s training — he sits, comes when called and gives high-fives for treats — and told them everything they needed to know about taking care of their new family member. Though they were sad to see him go, Tanner and Taylor said they were glad their charge was going to a good home. Bruce said his goodbyes See JAIL DOG, Page 6A

Inmates Kenneth Tanner and Anthony Taylor, who participate in the Operation Second Chance jail dogs program, reward Bruce’s tricks with treats on Friday before the dog was adopted out. (Photo: Emily Clance)

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Solar lights installed to improve safety the tributaries and along bridge archways. “It can get really dark on the lake. At night you don’t Just in time for summer, see (the markers),” Cloud Lake Lanier leaders have said. shed some light on the lake. A sponsorship fee is The Lake Lanier Assoavailable for $250 per ciation installed 20 solarmarker, which helps cover powered lights on hazard replacement costs. markers in the southern Cloud thanked Tom part of the light, officials Child of Marine Specialannounced last week. That ties, which provided crews and barge equipment for the boosts the number installed installation of the materials, in 2013, the first time any as well as Flotilla 29 of the lights were added to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxillake other than at personal Lake Lanier Association volunteers Rich York, Bill Tandocks, and 20 more are nahill and Terry Lucas install a solar light on a hazard lary, which is handling the monthly monitoring of the expected to be added in the marker on Lake Lanier. (Special Photo) lights. coming weeks. “So far the community “Anything we can do to Forsyth County’s governCreek, Two Mile Creek assist nighttime navigation ment and its members, and Young Deer Creek area feedback has been very positive on the program,” and boating safety … makes which include area businow, Cloud said leaders said Cloud, who added that it a better resource for our nesses and residents, the hope to extend the lighting she knows the lighting will community,” said Joanna association has high hopes to a total of 150 or so hazCloud, the association’s to increase the lighting. ard markers across the lake. be even more useful over the summer, when boating executive director. With lighted hazard Eventually, the association Using donations from markers in the Bald Ridge hopes to add lights to mark surges at the lake. By Camie Young


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are expected to receive a master’s degree in organizational development and leadership, its second graduating class. The osteopathic medical students will continue on to residency programs, many of them in primary care. The school of pharmacy’s event is scheduled to be at 11 a.m. and the doctor of osteopathic medicine and master’s in biomedical science and organizational development and leadership is scheduled to be at 3 p.m. both at the Gwinnett Center at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth.



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Bad breath may not be bad at all DEAR DR. ROACH: Could the cause of chronic bad breath be due to having a tortuous esophagus? I’ve always had a horrible taste in my mouth 10 to 20 minutes after eating — sometimes worse than others, depending on what I’ve eaten. I was diagnosed with GERD 10 years ago. I tried eliminating certain foods, had my tonsils removed in my late 20s and have brought it up with doctors a few times, to no avail. I have regular cleanings every three months with a dental hygienist, and I floss regularly, gargle and brush my teeth two or three times a day. I do not enjoy going to social events or participating in group activities. I am too embarrassed to discuss this with anyone, including my gastroenterologist, who discovered this type of esophagus during my endoscopy. A TV doctor said there are millions of people out there who can’t find a cure for their bad breath. Please help me! — S.H. ANSWER: There are indeed millions of people with bad breath, and many of them are unaware of it. On the other hand, millions of people who think they have bad breath do not, when examined objectively by professionals. This is largely because it is very difficult to judge what our own breath smells like. This is common enough that it has a name: halitophobia. Approximately 80 percent to 90 percent of bad breath comes from the oral cavity; the nasal passages, tonsils and sinuses are the causes in nearly all the others. Bad breath almost never arises from the esophagus or stomach, so I don’t think your tortuous (a term meaning that the esophagus is twisted somewhat and doesn’t go straight down) esophagus is the cause. A bad taste in your mouth certainly can come from having GERD. Many people think that the bad taste means their breath smells bad when, in fact, it doesn’t. I think you need to have an evaluation by an expert. Some ENT doctors have particular expertise in this area. HOROSCOPES


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AMMAN — Pope Francis made an urgent appeal for an end to Syria’s devastating civil war and an unscripted condemnation of the arms industry on Saturday at the start of his first trip to the Holy Land as pontiff. Speaking in Jordan, Francis repeatedly stressed the need to overcome differences and press for lasting peace in the Middle East. It was a message the Argentinian pope delivered first in a speech at a royal palace, then to an open air mass, and finally and most forcefully at a church near the River Jordan where he pleaded for a political solution to Syria’s “lacerating” conflict and an end to the arms trade which he said fuels war. “May the violence cease

and may humanitarian law be respected, thus ensuring much needed assistance to those who are suffering,” he said. “May all parties abandon the attempt to resolve issues by the use of arms and return to negotiations.” More than 160,000 people have been killed in Syria’s conflict and millions have fled to neighboring countries, including Jordan. Peace talks in Geneva collapsed three months ago and with no immediate prospect of their resumption, fighting continues between President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and rebel fighters, both armed and reinforced by powerful international players. “May God convert those who have projects of war. May he convert weapons manufacturers and traffickers so they become constructors of peace,” the pope said, departing from the prepared text of his remarks. Bombs, air strikes, gun

battles and alleged chemical weapons attacks have killed 200 people daily in Syria, with government and rebel forces alike accused of atrocities. Close to three million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries. While the refugees are from all faiths, Christians feel threatened by radical Sunni Muslims now leading the military insurgency against Assad. Christian decline Francis was speaking on the first day of a delicate trip aimed at promoting an enduring peace in the Middle East and bringing hope to its dwindling Christian population. Conflict across the region, including the Arab revolts of recent years and the civil war in Syria, has accelerated a historic decline in the Christian population. In a speech to Jordan’s King Abdullah and religious dignatories in Amman, Fran-

cis said the Middle East was still plagued by “continuing grave tensions” but praised the Western-backed kingdom for its efforts to end years of conflict. “This great goal urgently requires that a peaceful solution be found to the crisis in Syria, as well as a just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” he told the monarch, whose country is one of only two Arab states to have signed a peace treaty with Israel. Key to that goal was mutual tolerance between faiths, said Francis, leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics. “Religious freedom is in fact a fundamental human right and I cannot fail to express my hope that it will be upheld throughout the Middle East and the entire world,” he said. Abdullah, whose Hashemite family traces its descent from the Prophet

Mohammad, said Islam was a religion of harmony, mercy and justice, and that Jordan had worked to reject “the false claims of those who spread hatred and sow division. “Let me say, forthrightly, that Arab Christian communities are an integral part of the Middle East,” Abdullah said. Following his meeting with the monarch, Francis celebrated Mass in an Amman stadium where a crowd of around 20,000 endured the heat to listen to him speak from a platform shaded by a canopy in the yellow and white colors of the Vatican, and flanked by pictures of the pope and the king. A Muslim call to prayer sounded out nearby as the pope concluded his homily, in which he stressed the need to work together to overcome divisions. “Diversity of ideas and

persons should not trigger rejection or prove an obstacle,” he said. Despite his plea, some expressed fears for their future in a region where Christianity is rooted. Thamer Boulus, a 45-year-old Iraqi teacher, said he fled the city of Mosul with his family because he was receiving death threats as a Christian. “I want to immigrate anywhere there is safety for me and my family. Religious extremism is threatening Christians,” he said. Playing down the issue of his own security, the Vatican said before the visit that Francis wanted to travel in a normal car and would eschew bulletproof vehicles. He was driven from the airport in a modest white car and left the stadium on the back of an open-topped vehicle, from which he reached over several times to embrace people.

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Gwinnett firefighters offer tips on pool, water safety By Keith Farner


LAWRENCEVILLE — With the unofficial start to summer pool and lake season underway, Gwinnett firefighters are encouraging residents to use safety and precautions as they spend time with family and friends. Gwinnett County Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said having a pool, spa, pond, lake or hot tub on your property is a huge respon-

•From Page 1A making gains among other Atlanta-area voters and that could bring him victory,” Bullock said. “Thus far the millions spent promoting his candidacy has not paid much of a dividend. Getting votes from Handel supporters would be a major boost to the Kingston effort.” Turnout, though, is going to be the real name of the game, he pointed out. “The first step to winning a runoff is getting those who supported you in the primary back to the polls,” the Richard B. Russell professor of political science said. “If Kingston or Perdue could attract as many votes in July as he got in May, he would win in a landslide. A second objective is to win over voters who backed one of the candidates now

sibility when it comes to being safe. “It’s important to remember that a person can drown quickly in any amount of water,” Rutledge said. Firefighters suggest following simple water safety rules to prevent emergencies: • Supervise: Never take your eyes off children in and around the water. Designate a responsible adult to be a “water watcher” while at the pool, lake or river. Teach children to never

swim alone or unsupervised. If visiting the Chattahoochee River, call 855-326-3569 for water generation times at Buford Dam. Be alert to changing water conditions. • Use barriers: Fences with self-closing/selflatching gates and secured doors with access alarms can prevent small children from wandering into the swimming pool or hot tub. Gates should close and lock automatically. Latches for pool access should be out of the reach of children.

• Avoid entrapment: Suction from a pool drain is so powerful it can easily trap an unsuspecting adult or child. Use protective covers to keep swimmers safe. • Learn to swim: All family members should learn how to swim. Consider teaching children how to swim at a young age, usually around the age of four. • Know how to respond: Learn CPR and know basic water rescue skills. Post emergency numbers by

the telephone. Have water rescue equipment such as a lifesaving ring and pole near the pool deck. • Follow the rules: Be sure to follow all posted rules. No diving in the shallow end, no pushing and no running on the pool deck. Obey the lifeguard if one is provided. • Oceans/lakes/rivers: Swim in areas marked OK for swimming. Pay attention to flags or other warnings signs. Never dive in water that you can’t see the bot-

tom of or if you don’t know how deep it is. Wear an approved life jacket while boating or on the river. Water wings and inner tubes are not substitutes for life jackets. For more information on swimming pool safety and preventing water related emergencies, contact the Gwinnett Fire Community Risk Reduction Division or Safe Kids Gwinnett at 678-518-4845 or email fireprograms@gwinnettcounty. com.

Sheldon in Gwinnett, performed best in the area in which he ran against Rob Woodall four years ago,” Bullock noted, referring to Donna the areas Sheldon that have been redistricted to the 10th, including eastern Gwinnett, Barrow and Newton. “For (Hice) to win, he will need a strong turnout in Gwinnett but also expand his support in portions of the district further removed from Gwinnett. Mike Collins swept the southern half of the district and will be trying to pick up voters closer to Gwinnett now ‘orphaned’ since their first choice did not make it into the runoff. Whoever attracts Sheldon voters,

will find those a major step toward a July victory.” Statewide, both Republicans and Democrats have another choice to make to determine the nominees for state school superintendent. While generally these lowbudget, low-interest races go to the first-place finisher in the primary, Bullock said the outcome is anybody’s guess in July. Gwinnett voters will also have a second chance to consider the GOP nominee to become senator for State Senate District 9, where Don Balfour lost his first election in 22 years Tuesday. The race will pit former Gwinnett Commissioner Mike Beaudreau and former Lawrenceville Councilman P.K. Martin, with the winner going on to face Democrat Timothy Swiney in November.

Runoff eliminated. A number of these are people who consistently participate in GOP primaries and runoffs and so are likely to return. A third goal is to get people who abstained in May to come to the polls in July, but that is harder. Voters who did not vote in May when more candidates competed and more nominations were decided are even less likely to find motivation for the few contests remaining to be settled in July.” Past the primary runoff, Bullock said Gwinnett will likely continue to be a backdrop for the U.S. Senate contest, where Democrat Michelle Nunn has already secured a position on November ballots. “Michelle Nunn will no doubt make an appearance in Gwinnett,” Bullock said. “She has the luxury of

sending a positive message which will contrast nicely with the attacks likely to intensify between Perdue and Kingston. “Gwinnett is becoming a competitive county,” he added. “Fifteen years ago no Democrats held office in Gwinnett; now several do and those numbers will grow as the county’s population becomes increasingly diverse. In the near future Gwinnett will have more Democratic than Republican voters.” The same cannot be said for the 10th Congressional District, Broun’s district, which stretches from Dacula to Athens and then to the south and west, hitting 25 counties. The winner of the GOP runoff there will almost assuredly go to Congress, despite a challenge from

Democrat Ken Dious in November, Bullock said. That gives even more importance to July’s matchup between Walton County radio personality Jody Hice and business Mike Collins, the Jody oldest son Hice of former Congressman Mac Collins. With Gwinnett’s Donna Sheldon out of the Mike Collins race, the two will likely jockey for her votes. “Jody Hice, who ran neck-and-neck with Donna


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and fought in Vietnam, said the memorial means a “tremendous Witts was among a parade of amount” and it was difficult to speakers who offered emotional put into words what Snellville, a stories of their own service, or city he moved to in 1972, did to memories of loved ones, and put the memorial together. asked the crowd to honor and There wasn’t an update on the love those who protect the freeone unfortunate incident of the dom the Constitution guarantees. dedication. Witts said the box Jim Leiker of the Disabled of eight or nine missing yetAmerican Veterans, who served to-be-placed tiles hasn’t been in Vietnam, told descriptive and recovered, and city officials plan emotional stories of his time in to reorder new tiles on Tuesday. The tiles went missing sometime Vietnam. His final words about after 6 p.m. Tuesday and before and in honor of veterans were, 8 a.m. Wednesday. Officials have “Remember,” he said. “Remember. For God’s sake, remember.” asked that the tiles be returned, In the purest sense of freedom, no questions asked. Col. Bruce Chik of the Georgia The dedication ceremony feaNational Guard pointed to a tured military vehicles, artifacts young girl wearing a red, white from the Gwinnett Veterans Council War Memorial Museum, and blue dress in front of the inflatables and food trucks. stage. “If you want to know what The memorial is intended to freedom looks and sounds like, fulfill a promise from Witts to just look at this blonde, curlyrelight the city’s eternal flame, headed girl,” he said. which was extinguished when a In a speech where he renew city hall opened in 2005. counted the number of veterans Designed by former Councilwho lost their lives fighting for man Chad Smith and funded the United States, Chik said to City officials in Snellville unveiled the Veterans Memorial on Saturday night with a laying of the wreath through donations and the sales remember Georgians who were of memorial bricks and tiles, the and lighting of an eternal flame to remember military veterans. (Staff Photo: Keith Farner) full of life, vigor and hope. memorial is located next to the A project nearly three years in up. senior center, near the corner of father, and was overcome with I love it,” he said. “We live in a the making came to fruition on It was a festive atmosphere Oak Road and U.S. Highway 78. emotion when she found it. country of freedom. We have a Saturday night under sunny and as American flags lined the Members of the committee “We both just fell apart,” Witts free country not because of the warm skies and a large crowd road outside City Hall as toeinclude Witts, a Navy combat said. Constitution, it is not because outside City Hall in Snellville. tapping music played in the late veteran, Smith, former Mayor One Air Force veteran and of the laws, it is not because of “It’s pretty awesome, after the afternoon hours and residents Pro Tem Barbara Bender, Bob Snellville resident who visited the president, it is not because last 10 days, if you knew what gathered on the front lawn. the site on Saturday was William of Congress, it is not because of McCann, an engineering specialthis looked liked three days ago, Hours before the dedicaist who is a West Point graduate, Larkins, who served from 1962- democracy. The only reason we we had people bust their butt,” tion, Witts said he was already 67. Larkins said he was glad that have freedom is because of men and Tommy Hill, a water feature Witts said before the ceremony. emotional about the dedication. specialist who is an Army comVietnam veterans — some of his and women who are willing to One example was a request to The event “meant everything” to friends who left and didn’t return put their lives in jeopardy. That’s bat veteran. have the community help lay sod veterans and families who have For information on how to — would be honored because why we have freedom.” on Friday afternoon, and Witts lost loved ones, including one they were castigated for years. Another veteran, Stan Mauld- purchase a brick or paver, visit said more than 50 people showed lady who looked for a tile for her “Anytime they honor veterans, in, who served in the Army

•From Page 1A to the officers and inmates in the program with lots of licking and tail-wagging, and after Daniel gave him a brand-new, personalized collar, he was finally ready to go to his new home. “Adoption day is always an exciting time for the jail dog program,” said Deputy Shannon Volkodav, public information officer for the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office. “This adoption day was particularly exciting because Bruce is a special dog. I think he really touched the hearts of a lot of people, including this family that traveled through the night to come here. “This is really what the program is all about, finding homes for every dog, even a dog like Bruce that has been obviously mutilated and abused at some point

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Daniel and Krista St. Nichols adopted Bruce on May 23. (Photo: Emily Clance)

in his life. These people are clearly demonstrating their dedication and committment to Bruce. I think Bruce has a long, happy life ahead of him and I couldn’t be happier about that,” she said. Operation Second Chance started in February 2010 and has rehabilitated more than 200 dogs in the four years since. In October 2013, they added cats to their program, who are being housed in a

separate unit with female inmates. The program is beneficial not only to the rescued animals but to the inmates as well by giving them skills to train and care for dogs and cats and the opportunity to make a positive difference in an animal’s life. To learn more about Operation Second Chance, make a donation or see the animals available for adoption, visit

a solemn recognition of our nation’s war dead.” The ceremony included a color guard from Duluth High School’s Naval JROTC and a declaration by Mayor Nancy Harris that May 24 was Wounded Warrior Day in the city. For Sal Gonzalez, the keynote speaker of the ceremony, Memorial Day has a special meaning to him as he knows it could have been him being remembered on this day. In 2004, Gonzalez was in ar Ramadi in Iraq as a part of the U.S. Marines. While Fallujah was the city most known for all of the insurgent activity, Ramadi was known to be where the bomb makers were. As a machine gunner, Gonzalez saw his up-armored humvee hit an improvised

Duluth explosive device seven times. “On the first six, it would stun me and I would get back on my machine gun and keep fighting,” he said. “However, lucky number seven wasn’t so lucky.” Gonzalez woke up inside the humvee, something he had never experienced before. After trying to lift himself back up to his position, he realized he couldn’t and decided to let his corpsman (medic) take care of him. “Shortly thereafter, in my mind, I woke up in Bethesda (Md.) with my family around me,” he said. “I asked them what were they doing in Iraq. In reality it was a week later and I was home.” A short time later, Gonzalez had his left leg amputated and battled a

few demons. Had it not been for his guitar, he doesn’t think he would be here today. “My guitar saved my life,” he said. Now, working with the Wounded Warrior Project, Gonzalez goes around sharing his story and playing songs he wrote. Singing one for the crowd, one particular line resonated with those in attendance — “Heroes aren’t the ones who make it home.” It’s a message Gonzalez tries to get out to the public that the real heroes are the ones who didn’t make it back to their families. As the ceremony ended with a wreath laying and “Taps,” Foss had one reminder for the crowd — “The freedoms we enjoy did not come without a price.”


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Todd Cline, Editor

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It’s Putin who makes the pivot to Asia On Wednesday, it finally happened — the pivot to Asia. No, not the United States. It was Russia that turned East. In Shanghai, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a spectacular energy deal — $400 billion of Siberian natural gas to be exported to China over 30 years. This is huge. By indelibly linking producer and consumer — the pipeline alone is a $70 billion infrastructure project — it deflates the post-Ukraine Western threat (mostly empty, but still very loud) Charles to cut European imports Krauthammer of Russian gas. Putin has just defiantly demonstrated that he has other places to go. The Russia-China deal also makes a mockery of U.S. boasts to have isolated Russia because of Ukraine. Not even Germany wants to risk a serious rupture with Russia (hence the absence of significant sanctions). And now Putin has just ostentatiously unveiled a signal 30-year energy partnership with the world’s second-largest economy. Some isolation. The contrast with President Obama’s own vaunted pivot to Asia is embarrassing. He went to Japan last month also seeking a major trade agreement that would symbolize and cement a pivotal strategic alliance. He came home empty-handed. Does the Obama foreign policy team even understand what is happening? For them, the RussiaChina alliance is simply more retrograde, 19thcentury, balance-of-power maneuvering by men of the past oblivious to the reality of a 21st century governed by law and norms. A place where, for example, one simply doesn’t annex a neighbor’s territory. Indeed, Obama scolds Russia and China for not living up to their obligations as major stakeholders in this new interdependent world. The Chinese and Russians can only roll their eyes. These norms and rules mean nothing to them. They see these alleged norms as forms of velvetglove imperialism, clever extensions of a Western hegemony meant to keep Russia in its reduced post-Soviet condition and China contained by a dominant U.S. military. Obama cites modern rules; Russia and China, animated by resurgent nationalism, are governed by ancient maps. Putin refers to eastern and southern Ukraine by the old czarist term of “New Russia.” And China’s foreign minister justifies vast territorial claims that violate maritime law by citing traditional (“nine-dash”) maps that grant China dominion over the East and South China Seas. Which makes this alignment of the world’s two leading anti-Western powers all the more significant. It marks a major alteration in the global balance of power. Putin to Shanghai reprises Nixon to China. To be sure, it’s not the surprise that Henry Kissinger pulled off in secret. But it is the capstone of a gradual — now accelerated — Russia-China rapprochement that essentially undoes the KissingerNixon achievement. Their 1972 strategic coup fundamentally turned the geopolitical tables on Moscow. Putin has now turned the same tables on us. China and Russia together represent the core of a new coalition of anti-democratic autocracies challenging the Western-imposed, post-Cold War status quo. Their enhanced partnership marks the first emergence of a global coalition against American hegemony since the fall of the Berlin wall. Indeed, at this week’s Asian cooperation conference, Xi proposed a brand-new continental security system to include Russia and Iran (lest anyone mistake its anti-imperialist essence) and exclude America. This is an open challenge to the post-Cold War, U.S.-dominated world that Obama inherited and then weakened beyond imagining. If carried through, it would mark the end of a quarter-century of unipolarity. And herald a return to a form of bipolarity — two global coalitions: one free, one not — though, with communism dead, not as structurally rigid or ideologically dangerous as Cold War bipolarity. Not a fight to the finish, but a struggle nonetheless — for dominion and domination. To which Obama, who once proclaimed that “no one nation can or should try to dominate another nation,” is passive, perhaps even oblivious. His pivot to Asia remains a dead letter. Yet his withdrawal from the Middle East — where from Egypt to Saudi Arabia, from Libya to Syria, U.S. influence is at its lowest ebb in 40 years — is a fait accompli. The retreat is compounded by Obama’s proposed major cuts in defense spending (down to below 3 percent of GDP by 2017) even as Russia is rearming and China is creating a sophisticated military soon capable of denying America access to the waters of the Pacific Rim. Decline is not a condition. Decline is a choice, Obama’s choice. And it’s the one area where he is succeeding splendidly. Charles Krauthammer is a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post. Email him at letters@

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A weekend to reflect upon Memorial Day, graduations This weekend is an interesting one, with the solemnity of Memorial Day coinciding with the happiness of graduation week. In many ways, however, it is a good coupling, the sacrifices of the former leading to the privileges of the latter. On Monday, we will take pause to honor those who have lost their lives in military service. A ceremony will be held at the Fallen Heros Memorial in Lawrenceville and Dacula will hosts its 21st annual Memorial Day Parade. Also on the holiday the graduations of Gwinnett

County Public Schools will conclude, with students from Berkmar and Norcross High Schools donning their caps and gowns. In all, more than 10,000 Gwinnett students graduated this past week. The GCPS Class of 2014 has been impressive, earning 14 military academy appointments and $148 million in scholarship money with 2,523 being named honor graduates. Of those graduating, 84 percent plan to attend a post-secondary school. In addition to those impressive numbers, this year’s graduating class set

a GCPS record by having 15 Gates Millenium Scholars. Only 1,000 students across the country earned that honor, which includes a full undergraduate scholarship and the ability to qualify for funding for graduate and doctoral work. A bright future lies ahead for those scholarship winners along with the rest of this year’s graduating class. They owe that to the work they’ve done, the schools and teachers that have helped them and family’s that have supported them. But the graduates, like the rest

of us, owe a debt to the heroic service men and woman who have given the ultimate sacrifice for this country. On Monday, as tears are shed and tassels turned, two things should come to mind: Thank you to our veterans and good luck to our graduates. The unsigned editorials reflect the opinion of the Gwinnett Daily Post. Columns, letters to the editor and cartoons reflect the opinions of the individuals who penned them. It is the policy of the Gwinnett Daily Post to correct all errors of fact.

Remember defenders of freedom who paid ultimate price for ours It was President James A. Garfield who said, “For love of country they accepted death,” and in that brief sentence we find a simple, solemn truth. It’s a truth for which we set aside a special day each year to pay tribute to the sacrifice of so many. Their sacrifice is a gift for which we are grateful, and on Memorial Day we pause to reflect on these ultimate defenders of freedom. Being mindful of the countless ways we have been blessed in this country is an appropriate tone to carry with us throughout the year, but perhaps never more than on Memorial Day. Everything that makes this nation so remarkable was won by those willing to lay down their lives for what they have given us: a land of freedom and opportunity unlike any the world has ever known. Under the cloak of liberty that they provided we have seen innumerable stories of personal success, worldchanging technological and

and carefully reflect on the debt of gratitude we owe to them as well as those wearing a Gold Star pin in the painful absence of a family member. We adorn the graves of thousands with the flag for which they fought, and most Rob importantly, we teach the Woodall next generation why it is necessary to do all of these medical innovation, and the things. establishment of a global As Ronald Reagan standard for opportunity. stated, “Freedom is never Behind every one of these more than one generacivilian contributions and tion away from extincachievements is an Ameri- tion.” One day it will be can warrior who never incumbent upon today’s made it home. young people to sustain the Freedom and reverence liberty they have inherited, for those who provide it because while for many are undoubtedly two of the of us it is all we have ever most American of characknown, freedom requires a teristics. Regrettably, we guardian: someone willcan’t directly express our ing to stand at the gates gratitude to the individuand protect our ideals and als we honor on this day, way of life. We do a great but we strive to ensure disservice to those who their service is known and have gone before and those remembered. We support who will follow in our the families who must footsteps if we neglect to cope with a void that pass down the greatest of cannot be filled. We visit American virtues: a love Fallen Heroes memorials and understanding of lib-

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erty. Unquestionably, those who have given their lives in its defense understood it, and their loved ones are reminded daily of its cost. May all that we do — not just today, but every day in our role as “citizen” — honor them and their sacrifice. Memorial Day is an occasion to pay tribute and express gratitude. It is a day to celebrate the lives of our fallen heroes; but it is also an opportunity to ensure we as the beneficiaries of their sacrifice never become complacent. We must all remain forever mindful of the legacy left by those whom Abraham Lincoln described as giving “the last full measure of devotion” to our country. As a recipient of the gift of freedom, I simply say to those who gave everything to provide it, thank you. U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Lawrenceville, serves on the House Budget Committee and the House Rules Committee.

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Some random thoughts on some random topics

How’s this for a conflict? This past weekend I had to choose between going to New York and attending the prestigious Peabody Award ceremonies, sponsored by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Georgia or an opportunity to participate in the 14th annual Washpot Festival in Garfield. Since I had already plopped down money for non-refundable airfare, I opted for New York. But I promise that if the good folks in Garfield will give me a rain check — or however that works at Washpot Festivals — I will be there next year. Greater Garfield, as you know, is headquarters to the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company and home to Junior E. Lee, the only political pollster in the United States

had time to crunch the numbers. … I asked officials in the Methodist Church if the denomination was going to take a position on the recent Guns for God law, which allows weapons in houses of worship. This was after both Dick Episcopalian and Catholic Yarbrough authorities in Georgia had announced no guns will be who is also a certified pest allowed in their churches. control professional. … The Methodists say this Speaking of Junior E. is a decision that is up to Lee, you may be wondering their individual churches, why there is no analysis this although I suspect their druweek on the Democratic and thers are that you leave your Republican primaries. Two firearms at home. reasons: First, our policy has Interestingly, a number of always been to allow all the Baptist churches seem to be other political pundits to go split on the issue in spite of first. It is very important that their lobbyist’s support for we not steal their thunder. the bill in the recent session Political pundits get really of the General Assembly and cranking about that kind of his claim to represent all 1.3 thing. Second, Junior is still million Baptists in the state. spraying for fleas in Arveen Julie Pennington-Russell, Ridley’s barn and just hasn’t pastor of First Baptist

Church in Decatur, writes that many Georgia Baptists found that remark “astonishing” and said “it is unthinkable for any Baptist to claim to speak for even one other Baptist, much less 1.3 million.” Amen to that. … You may have missed the news but the University of Georgia equestrian team won the national championship a couple of weeks ago in Waco, Texas. It was their sixth national title. Congratulations to coach Meghan Boenig and her team. They don’t get near enough recognition for their quality program and the success it begets. … Sometimes you just can’t make this stuff up. A recent story from Reuters, an international news agency headquartered in Europe, cites an increase in the number of hangings in Iran, aka, The Cuckoo’s Nest. According to

the agency, the Iranian government has executed 537 people, many without a trial, since last August when a socalled “moderate” president was elected. To get more information on this disturbing news, Reuters says — I assume with a straight face — that it sought comment from the public relations office for Iran’s judiciary but the calls went unanswered. Well, stone me with a rock! The Iranian judiciary has a PR office? I need to get out more. Or maybe Reuters needs to get out more. … Talk about perseverance: Bob Brennan recently received his BA in English from Georgia State University at the ripe young age of 85, a quest he had begun in 1951. In the interim, he had a distinguished career in the media, including Southern bureau chief for CBS News in the 1960s during the

turbulent civil rights era and later as a highly-respected local television news director in Atlanta. Brennan was one of the earliest members of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games and served as press chief during the 1996 Games. Other than Billy Payne, the man who led the effort to get the Olympic Games to Atlanta and served as ACOG’s CEO, I don’t know anyone who understood the true spirit of the Olympic movement better than Bob Brennan. … Finally, I am headed off to the coast to hear Sea Island Acquisition LLC’s side of the story regarding its proposed development on the south end of the island that has kicked up such a fuss. While I’m there, I may give them a quick tutorial on media relations. They could use it.

I broke my own rule Thursday night and I am glad I did. I accepted a speaking engagement inside the perimeter. Remember how Gene Talmadge used to say that he didn’t care if he ever got a vote in a county that had a hundred feet of streetcar tracks? It’s kind of like that. I have never cared for making speeches inside the city of Atlanta. The few times I have the folks didn’t think I was cute and failed to laugh at the appropriate times — so when I have been asked over the past 15 years I have respectfully declined — although BellSouth once moved a conference to a hotel just outside Interstate 285 to accommodate me. I ain’t making this up. They did. I spoke at the Georgian Club at the Cobb Galleria this week, to a delightful group of patrons who were

and New Yorkers and even a Scot—along with a surprising number of locals born and bred in the Atlanta area — and they got me. They really did. After I had regaled them with stories of my youth and literary background (pause here for a snicker) I opened the floor for questions. That is one of my favorite things to do. I like to find out what is on people’s minds instead of just always telling them what is on mine. When I was a schoolteacher, in a previous life, I always ended my lectures with “Does anybody have a question about anything we just covered?” Sometime they did and sometimes they didn’t. Either way, I would then ask, “Does anybody have a question about anything in the whole world?” That’s where the real education began and it couldn’t be measured by any state

standards or Common Core curriculum. I made the same offer to Thursday night’s group and was thrilled when the person whose hand went up first had been to Porterdale and had a question about my hometown. At first I thought he might ask about the recipe for Effie Boyd’s fried chicken at the Porterdale Hotel, or her candied yams, but he had a very different inquiry. He wanted to know why they built the mill and all of the warehouse in Porterdale so blooming close to the river. He also wanted to know the name of the river that was so blooming close to the mill. I explained that the Yellow River was dammed up and the mill was put on that site because the water coming over the dam was used to provide the power for the mill. I am pretty sure

I forgot to explain about the warehouses, but if I had remembered I would have related how the train tracks ran right through the mill yard to transport materials to and from the mill — back before transfer trucks with “Bibb — First name in Textiles” dominated the Southern roadways — and the warehouse were built right along the trains tracks leaving the mill, which was beside the river. I forgot that part because I got sidetracked bragging about how the Osprey Mill, which nobody ever sees, was one of the largest textile plants in the world at one time and how the people of Porterdale practically won World War II singlehandedly by producing so much material for the military and by selling so many Co-Colas in the dope house. Who would have thunk it? I spoke before a sophis-

ticated crowd inside the perimeter and not only did they laugh at my stories — and cry over a couple — and buy my books, but they also gave me a wonderful opportunity to talk about Porterdale. I haven’t been so tickled since a guy in London told me, after I made a speech on Southern culture, that his grandfather had been an investor in Bibb Manufacturing and that his father was born in Porterdale. Thank you to Terri Capote for the invitation. I have plenty of stories for a return engagement. I hope next time I come somebody asks me about the Goat Man or Soap Sally. Happy Memorial Day, y’all. Don’t forget the purpose of the party. Darrell Huckaby is an author in Rockdale County. Email him at

Not my usual crowd, but a good one all the same

Darrell Huckaby interested in keeping the Cobb County public libraries fully funded. If that’s not a good reason to sail into unchartered waters, I don’t know what is. The crowd was a bit smaller than when I speak locally, or in Athens and points beyond in the North Georgia Piedmont, but I suppose my own obstinate nature is partly to blame. At any rate, the audience was warm and receptive — and quite diverse. There were Georgia Tech people, native Alabamians

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GCPS closes investigation into Archer High resignations By Keith Farner


The school year at Archer High ended

without two employees following their resignations after an investigation was launched because of reports of an alleged inappropriate relationship.

Drinking Water Quality Report Is Now Available From: City of Buford To: All Drinking Water Consumers The City of Buford announced today the release of their 2013 Water Quality Report, detailing specific issues pertaining to the quality of drinking water it provides to its consumers. As part of a recent u.s. Environmental Protection Agency mandate, water utilities across the country is now producing annual reports that are designed to educate and inform consumers. Free copies of this water quality report are now available and can be picked up at the Buford City Hall or by calling Lamar Sudderth at (770) 945-6761. 191166-1

Gwinnett County Public Schools spokesman Jorge Quintana confirmed that Assistant Principal Tonya Thompson and teacher Justin Davis each resigned on May 14, effective May 28. The allegations Justin Tonya Davis Thompson involved each other, Quintana said, and neither rewas closed on Thursday. ported to their job during As part of Thompson’s the investigation, which job description, she was

responsible for testing and special education, while Davis was in his first year teaching in the special education department. Davis also coached junior varsity basketball, according to the school’s website. Thompson began working for the district in 2002, while Davis first

came to GCPS in 2008. The district’s human resources department has notified the Professional Standards Commission about the resignations. In hand-written resignation letters obtained by the Daily Post, Thompson and Davis each cited personal reasons for leaving the school.

Gwinnett parks system named award finalist By Camie Young


Gwinnett is once again competing for gold for its parks and recreation program. Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation was named a finalist for the 2014 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management from the American Academy for Park and Creation Association and National Recreation and Park Association. The metro Atlanta system, which includes 46 parks and facilities, won the National Gold Medal Award in 2008. This year, it will complete in Class I with other

considered one of the best in the country,” said Gwinnett Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash. “We have a little something for everyone in our system.” This summer, a panel of five park and recreation professionals will review and judge the finalists, with the winner announced live during the 2014 National Recreation and Park Association Congress in Amy Leiner and Dave Berry of Dacula walk on the Karina Charlotte, North Carolina Miller Nature Preserve Loop, located within Little Mulberin October. ry Park in Dacula. (File Photo) “I am proud of the staff and volunteers who work agencies serving populaation and Commercial so hard to offer great tions over 400,001. The Facilities in Arizona. services to receive this other finalists include “We’ve always known well-deserved recognition Chicago Park District in Il- that our park system is and am anxious to learn linois, Maryland-National top-notch, so it is satisfythe final results of the Capital Park and Planning ing to receive affirmation awards competition this Commission in Maryland that Gwinnett County fall,” Nash said. and Mesa Parks, RecreParks and Recreation is

Georgia Right to Life PAC claims campaign success The local Georgia Right Political to Life political action Notebook committee is calling this primary election season a success. After Tuesday’s election, PAC Director Melanie Crozier praised voters “who once again proved that being pro-life is a winning position.” Camie Young “GRTL PAC endorsed candidates in 72 of the contests in Tuesday’s prior will be taking part in a mary election. A total of 65 runoff election,” Crozier of those candidates won, said. “That’s a 90.2 percent success rate, an increase from the 88.7 percent victory margin in 2012.” “These results should encourage all pro-life officials that they don’t have to hide in the shadows,” Crozier added in a press

release. “Voters are hungry for leaders who have the courage to stand up for what’s right — in this case for the most helpless among us.” The Peachtree Cornersbased nonprofit works on right-to-life issues “from earliest biological beginning through natural death,” the release said. Upcoming events for Democrats Gwinnett Democrats will review last week’s primary election at their regular business meeting. The post-mortem talk is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the old Lawrenceville city hall. The group is also work-

ing on plans for its annual Herb Green event. The annual picnic is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 7 at McDaniel Farm Park in Duluth. The free event includes food and door prizes. For more information, contact Cheryl Williams at 404219-841 or gw6060@aol. com. 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

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obituaries HOSCHTON

Wayne Adams Wayne Jackson Adams, age 76, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014. LAWRENCEVILLE

Joanne Attaway Joanne Hoopaugh Attaway, age 66, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Barry Attaway, Children: David (Barbara) Greene of Lawrenceville, GA; Mark (Luis) Greene of Braselton, GA; Johnny (Cindy) Greene of Dacula, GA, grandchildren: Alexis Greene, Logan Greene, Tiffany Greene, Daryl Greene, Kayla Stewart, Vanessa Stewart, great grandchildren: Ethan Rivers, Kaylin Rivers, Cheyenne Langill, Landon Greene and Sophia Greene, sister, Rosa Ange, Brother Howard (Janice) Hoopaugh, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends also survive. She was Preceded in death by her parents, John Hoopaugh and Rosabell Smith Hoopaugh and her brother Jerry Hoopaugh. A Funeral Service Honoring the Life of Joanne Attaway will be at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel. Rev. Duke Forster will officiate. Interment will follow in the East Shadowlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC “A Family Company,” Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411, 120 Scenic Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 has been entrusted with the arrangements.. .


Kathy Ball Kathy Ball, age 57 of Winder died May 20, 2014. DEMOREST

Deborah Brelinsky Deborah Marie Brelinsky, age 57, of Demorest, Georgia passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Allyson Brelinsky and father, Robert Francis Johnson. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, William Brelinsky; daughter, Jana S

Strickland and husband Clinton; grandchildren, Maleah Redmond and Adalyn Strickland; mother, Phyllis Johnson; sisters, Laurie Tamalone and Karen Fitzpatrick; brothers, Bob Johnson and Keith Johnson. Deborah, Deborah, she fought the good fight and won our hearts in the process. She was a stranger to none and was an inspiration and friend to all. A memorial service will be held on her birthday, Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Deacon Nick Johnson and Rev. Edward Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Glory Hope and Life, 725 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 (770) 277-4550. Express condolences at

a skilled painter and an enthusiastic golfer. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Carl and beloved son Paul. She is survived by her children John, Donald, Kent and Carol Hector, son-in-law Terry McGee, daughters-in-law Abby Lork Hector, Joann Mazzeo and grandchildren Molly Hector, Ian and Sasha McGee. The family will hold a small private memorial service. Her ashes will be interred alongside her husband Carl and son Paul at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, GA. We extend a special thank you to Morningside, Homestead Hospice, Dr Mini Shivprasad, and to her loving friends and caretakers for their consistent kindness, generosity and compassion. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Penny Hector can be made to Disabled American Veterans. SUWANEE


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Penny Hector Gloria “Penny” Hector passed away on May 19, 2014 at Morningside Assisted Living in Gainesville, GA, after several months of declining health. She was born in New York on September 30,1923 to Paul and Paula Fabacher, and she had one sister, Antoinette. The Fabacher family was a prominent member of the New Orleans, LA community, and owner of JAX Brewery. Penny attended Marymount School and later graduated from Pembroke/ Brown University with a degree in Psychology. She married Carl Hector on 11/17/1945 and was the mother of 4 sons and 1 daughter. Over her lifetime she was a committed, energetic and loving wife and mother. She was active in community volunteerism and was an avid gardener,

Carol Jobe Carol Ruth Jobe, 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 20, 2014. Carol was born in Youngstown, Ohio August 26, 1931, the daughter of the late Roy and Mary Owen. Carol graduated in 1952 from Youngstown College where she was vice president of Alpha Iota sorority. An avid swimmer and bridge player, Carol participated in these events in the Atlanta Senior Olympics. Survived by her sister Delores Homa of San Diego, California, her beloved children Lawrence O. Jobe (Ann Marie) of Reno, NV, Jacquelyn A. Hull (Peter) of Suwanee, GA and Joy K. Spurgeon (Donovan) of Suwanee, GA. Survivors also include cherished grandchildren and many friends. A celebration of life will be held at Johns Creek Baptist Church chapel on June 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. For those who may desire to make memorial contributions in lieu of flowers, the family suggests: Peachtree Christian Hospice (www., the Johns Creek Baptist Church Music Ministry (www. or other charity of your choice.



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Hugh Thomas McMichael, Sr., age 81, of Loganville, GA, passed away May 23, 2014. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544.


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Angel Vasco Angel Romeo Vasco, age 73, of Grayson, GA passed away on May 21, 2014. Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA 770-932-1133 www.

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LAWRENCEVILLE — The Gwinnett County Police Department will hold a job fair next weekend. Held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, the event is open to those interested in both police officer trainee and police officer senior positions. The former position starts at $36,074; the latter starts at $38,777. “The Gwinnett County Police Department is committed to serving the community through the delivery of professional law enforcement services in an unbiased and compassionate manner in order to protect the lives and property of the more than 800,000 residents and improve the quality of life in our community,” the department said. The job fair will be held at the Gwinnett County Police Training Center, located at 854 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville. Those interested can also apply online at

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FBU keeps nation’s elite coming back for more By David Friedlander

Greater Atlanta Christian third baseman Justin Lewis tags Benedictine’s Ben Wight out during the second game of a state championship doubleheader against Benedictine on Saturday in Savannah. (Photo: Dylan Wilson)

GAC’s magical run goes to decisive Game 3 after doubleheader split with Benedictine By Steve Argo

in the fifth when Connor Joseph launched a towering solo homer to left-center to SAVANNAH — Greater give the Spartans a 1-0 lead. Atlanta Christian’s baseball But Benedictine answered team has been grinding its in the sixth on Wiley’s RBI way through the Class AA double off the fence in center state playoffs and the Sparfield to plate Brad Stewart, tans will have to dig deep who had been hit by a pitch one more if they’re going to to open the inning. capture the state title. Wiley finished 2-for-3 with GAC and Benedictine split a pair of doubles and the lone Saturday’s opening doubleCadets’ RBI. header in the best-of-three Benedictine had a chance championship series as the to take the lead in the same Spartans took Game 1 3-1, inning, but GAC got out of while the Cadets stayed alive the jam when Ben Wright with a 7-2 win in Game 2. popped up a bunt with runThat sets up Monday’s ners at first and third and one winner-take-all Game 3 at out. 1:30 p.m. Doug DeBoer made the Greater Atlanta Christian’s Peyton McGuire pitches in the first catch at third and threw to For GAC, it would be a inning of Game 2 of a state championship doubleheader against first to double off Joseph fantastic way to send head Benedictine on Saturday in Savannah. (Photo: Dylan Wilson) coach Cliff Shelton out Holguin, who was going with a championship, which on the pitch and couldn’t would be the first for the each other. expected to compete. Monscramble back in time. Spartans since a Class A title For Benedictine, it would day ought to be interesting.” That set the stage for in 1982. be the Cadets first champiGame 1 was a pitchers’ Wade Cox’s two-run shot GAC has been on the road onship since a Class AAA duel between GAC rightover the left-field fence that for its first four series — at crown in 1961. hander Justin Lewis and also scored Ross Wood, Jefferson, Pepperell, Ber“The reality is, this is the Benedictine left-hander who had doubled to get the rien and Westminster — and state finals and this is the Chipper Wiley and remained rally started for GAC in the come out victorious each way it’s supposed to be,” scoreless through the first seventh. time. Shelton said. “You don’t four innings. Now working with a 3-1 That 10-game run has inexpect to come in and just The Spartans had five base lead, Lewis pitched around cluded two straight eliminasweep. Usually, that just runners, but also hit into a one-out double by pinch tion games at Berrien in the doesn’t happen. three double plays to snuff hitter Andy Crawford and quarterfinals and at Westmin“Hopefully, we earned a out any scoring opportunirecorded the final out of the ster in the semifinals, which little bit of respect, because I ties. See GAC, Page 4B came within four days of don’t know if we were even GAC finally broke through

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Time to fear the beard? North Gwinnett’s Blackmon scales heights with Rockies By Guy Curtright Staff Correspondent

ATLANTA — Charlie Blackmon planned to get his almost-famous beard trimmed for his Atlanta homecoming with the Colorado Rockies. It didn’t happen on Friday. “Traffic was awful,” the former North Gwinnett and Georgia Tech standout said. “I guess I should have known that, right?” Some things — like Atlanta traffic — don’t change. Blackmon’s baseball career certainly has, though. The 27-year-old center fielder is seventh in the National League with a .322

average and his impressive stats don’t stop there. Blackmon was tied for second in the NL through Friday with 35 runs scored and was tied for sixth with 32 RBIs and 57 hits. He’s also already set a career-best with nine homers. Not bad for someone who came into this season having never spent a full year in the majors and wasn’t assured of a spot with the Rockies in spring training, despite ending last year with a .309 average. Blackmon, though, had a 6-for-6 game against Arizona on April 4 and earned a See BLACKMON, Page 4B

Colorado Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon (19), a North Gwinnett grad, smiles from the dugout before the game against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday in Denver. (USA Today Sports: Ron Chenoy)

SUWANEE — According to the calendar, the school year in Gwinnett County just ended, with high school football in a down period between spring practice and preseason workouts for the 2014 season. In reality, class and practice remain in session, especially for more than 200 of the country’s most elite players between sixth and 11th grade — including several from Gwinnett — taking part in Football University’s elite training camp this weekend at Peachtree Jeremy Ridge High School. McDuffie This is the first time the camp as been held at Peachtree Ridge, though it has made its way through several different locations in Gwinnett through its run. “A couple of years ago, we were at Mountain View. We’ve been at Duluth two years, and this year at Peachtree Ridge,” said Erik Richards, regional director and national scouting director for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, who is the camp’s director. “This is our sixth year of camps. Basically, it’s a little bit different than (many of) the camps that are out there. It’s not necessarily a showcase. … This is more of a techniquebased camp to help these players do well in those showcases. “People like (Lanier rising junior defensive tackle) Derrick Brown and (Buford rising junior tight end) Isaac Nauta who are going to be in the (Under Armour) Five-Star Challenge and the Nike Opening (camp), they like coming in here and dusting up on it and getting some technique because you don’t really get technique (instruction) at those. It’s more of a showcase where … they just want to see the best on best. There’s not


Camp boasts plenty of star prep power By David Friedlander

SUWANEE — North Gwinnett’s Mitch Hyatt, who is ranked as the No. 2 offensive lineman in the nation in the rising senior class, did not participate in this year’s Football University camp Saturday at Peachtree Ridge High School. “Mitch Hyatt has been doing the camp since the sixth grade,” said Erik Richards, regional director and national scouting director for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and the camp’s coordinator. “It’s just the timing of this (year’s camp). He was making a couples of college visits and coming off a wrist injury.” However, Hyatt’s absence doesn’t mean the camp is without star power. Peachtree Ridge rising sophomore receiver Deangelo Gibbs, Buford rising junior tight end Isaac Nauta and Lanier rising junior defensive lineman Derrick Brown each carry high initial rankings in Georgia, nationally and at their respective positions from at least one recruiting service. Gibbs in particular will be getting a lot of attention in the coming months as one of only four players who were freshmen a year ago to participate in the Under Armour Five-Star Challenge later this summer in Baltimore. He also comes from a well-known line of receivers as the nephew of former NFL receivers Jake Reed and Dale Carter. McDuffie keeping busy While the calendar for any elite-level football player fills up fast during the offseason, Shiloh defensive back Jeremy McDuffie will be particularly busy this summer. With his stated desire to both play football and run track in college, the 5-foot-11, 168-pound rising senior,

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7:30 a.m. — Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. From Monte Carlo, Monaco. NBC Noon — Indianapolis 500 From Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. ABC 5:30 p.m. — NASCAR Sprint Cup: Coca-Cola 600. From Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. Fox


1 p.m. — ACC Tournament, Final: Teams TBA. From Greensboro, N.C. ESPN2 1 p.m. — Big East Tournament, Final: Teams TBA. From Brooklyn, N.Y. FS1 2 p.m. — Sun Belt Tournament, Final: Teams TBA. From Mobile, Ala. CSS 4:30 p.m. — SEC Tournament, Final: Teams TBA. From Hoover, Ala. ESPN2 5:30 p.m. — Big 12 Tournament, Final: Teams TBA. From Oklahoma City. FS1


Noon — NCAA Tournament: Florida vs. Washington. Super regional, game 2. From Gainesville, Fla. ESPN 3 p.m. — NCAA Tournament: Florida vs. Washington. Super regional, game 3. From Gainesville, Fla. (If necessary). ESPN 5 p.m. — NCAA Tournament: Minnesota vs. Oregon. Super regional, game 2. From Eugene, Ore. ESPN 8 p.m. — NCAA Tournament: Minnesota vs. Oregon. Super regional, game 3. From Eugene, Ore. (If necessary). ESPN2


3 p.m. — Senior PGA Championship, Final Round. From Benton Harbor, Mich. NBC 3 p.m. — PGA Tour Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Final Round. From Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. CBS


2 p.m. — IIHF World Championship, Final: Teams TBA. NBCSP


4 p.m. — Chicago Cubs at San Diego. WGN 5 p.m. — Colorado at Atlanta. FSSO 8 p.m. — St. Louis at Cincinnati. ESPN


8:30 p.m. — San Antonio at Oklahoma City. Western Conference Final, game 3. TNT


8 p.m. — Montreal at New York Rangers. Eastern Conference Finals, Game 4. NBCSP


9 a.m. — French Open First Round. From Roland Garros Stadium in Paris. ESPN2 Noon — French Open First Round. From Roland Garros Stadium in Paris. NBC


6 p.m. — Indiana at Atlanta. SPSO Monday


1 p.m. — NCAA Tournament, Final: Teams TBA. From Baltimore. ESPN2


1 p.m. — Boston Red Sox at Atlanta SPSO 4 p.m. — New York Yankees at St. Louis. ESPN 4 p.m. — Chicago Cubs at San Francisco. WGN


8:30 p.m. — Indiana at Miami. Eastern Conference Final, Game 4. ESPN


9 p.m. — Chicago at Los Angeles. Western Conference Final, Game 4. NBCSP


9 a.m. — French Open First Round. From Roland Garros Stadium in Paris. ESPN2


3:30 p.m. — Minnesota at Chicago. ESPN2

Serena aims for less pain in Paris that defeat melted away just 12 months later when she PARIS — Pain and lifted the Suzanne Lenglen pleasure go hand-in-hand Cup for a second time. for Serena Williams when But in a career litit comes to the French tered with triumphs, it Open and the American was surprisingly only her hopes she will get an over- second win at the home of dose of happiness in one claycourt tennis and she of her favorite cities as is on a mission to rectify she targets a third Roland that anomaly over the next Garros title. fortnight. Two years ago, Wil“For me, the French liams hit the lowest of the Open is extremely imporlow when she slumped to tant because it’s a grand a first-round exit in Paris, slam I won only twice and her first and only opening I want to win more and round defeat in a stellar more,” the world No. 1 grand slam career that said following the draw has earned her 17 major which pitted her against singles titles. local hope Alize Lim in The pain and anguish of the first round. “I won five


Bartoli happy to be on outside looking in professional era. The women have Wimbledon champion performed better with Marion Bartoli will enjoy Mary Pierce winning the the French Open from French Open in 2000, five the safety of a televiyears after winning the sion commentary box Australian Open. Amelie this year, free from the Mauresmo won the Auspressure loaded on the tralian Open and Wimbleshoulders of the home don in 2006 but never brigade. appeared to enjoy playing Bartoli, who announced at Roland Garros. she was retiring shortly Bartoli claimed the after winning Wimbledon Wimbledon title last year last year, played in 13 but failed to last beyond consecutive French Opens the second round nine but mostly it was a tale times in 13 attempts in of woe until a run to the Paris. semifinals in 2011 where “I’m looking very much she lost to Francesca forward to seeing how the Schiavone. French players are reactNo Frenchman has ing to the pressure, how won the men’s singles they feel,” said Bartoli, since Yannick Noah in who will work as a pundit 1983 and he remains his for British channel ITV country’s only male grand and also host a morning slam champion in the slot on Eurosport.


times Wimbledon, Australian, the U.S. Open, so for me it’s important. “I have the capability of playing on clay, so I don’t know why I wasn’t more consistent on clay before But, hey, I guess better late than never, right?” For her rivals, Williams doing well on clay spells doom and gloom as it was the only surface where they felt they had a strong possibility of stopping her charge towards more silverware. Over the last three years, she has won at least one title on European dirt every season and, if anything, appears hungry for

more success on what is largely conceived to be her least favorite surface. “I don’t know what clicked or didn’t click (on clay). I grew up on hard courts, and then when I turned 10 I played only clay until I turned pro,” said the 32-year-old, who will draw level with Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert’s haul of 18 majors if she wins in Paris. “I’m really good now. I’m great. I feel like this is the only place I want to be. “I don’t remember the last time I was defending champ (in Paris), so it feels really good that I’m here as defending champion.”



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North seniors sign to play tennis in college North Gwinnett seniors Isabel Balsavage and R.J. Clement, both four-year starters, have signed to play tennis in college. Balsavage, who finished with 52 total wins, is headed to the University of Massachusetts and Clement, the Bulldogs all-time leader in singles wins, is going to Methodist University.

Parkview track to induct inaugural hall of famers The inaugural class of the Parkview Track and Field Hall of Fame will be inducted Thursday during the Panthers’ season-ending banquet. The inductees include Parkview’s first coach, Park Turner, as well as the program’s first three state champions — Kelly Taylor (discus), Glenn Sikes (pole vault) and Scott Thompson (high jump, triple jump).

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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 678-518-6669. June 2-6: Lanier will host its fifth annual Excel with Fundamentals High School Basketball Camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is open to rising fourth- through eighth-graders. Cost is $130 per player. For more information, contact Jeremy Huckaby at or 678-910-3677.

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Kanaan lets Indy 500 repeat hopes ride on No. 10 bring him chills today. “My best friend, my teammate gives me this gold medal, it is the INDIANAPOLIS — In a sport biggest achievement a human bedefined by hair-raising speed, it ing can … I cannot even compare is no surprise how quickly things it to my 500 win,” Kanaan said. “He tells me, ‘Rub this, it brings can change in IndyCar. A year ago, Tony Kanaan you luck, trust me.’ And Andrea, arrived at the Brickyard drivthe good luck charm I gave her ing for a small team and given years ago when she was almost little hope of ending 12 frustratdead in the hospital and she suring years of Indianapolis 500 vives and sends me a letter three heartbreak. days before the race and gave me The Brazilian returns this year the luck charm back. as one of the biggest names in “It was going to be a special IndyCar, the defending chamday, regardless if none of that pion and racing for a glamor have happened, but it did and team in a seat left vacant by his you can’t take that away. It was best friend Dario Franchitti, who meant to be.” was forced into retirement by a And just maybe, the Indianaplife-threatening accident. olis 500 is meant to have its first “I’ve been around a long time back-to-back champion since and I have seen a lot of things Helio Castroneves accomplished happen,” Kanaan said. “When I the feat in 2001 and 2002. Today, Kanaan’s hopes will be lost my dad at 13, I realized you have to live day by day and that’s Tony Kanaan poses for the traditional photo with his car after qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 last riding on No. 10 — the car driven by three of his closest friends the way I have approached life week. (USA Today Sports: Brian Spurlock) Zanardi, and Indy 500 winners since then. If you told me last winner and for over a decade it Franchitti and Dan Wheldon, year I would be replacing my never quite able to find his way Before the race, former Indyseemed the Brickyard and fate best friend who was still a very to the winner’s circle in posting Car champion Alex Zanardi, who who died in a crash in the 2011 season finale in Las Vegas. good race car driver, I would say had conspired against him. five top-five finishes, including a lost both his legs in a horrific Coming into last year’s 500, “My biggest motivation this you are crazy. second in 2004 and third in 2003 crash, handed his good friend “There are things you can’t Kanaan had led 221 laps at the year is I am driving a car that has and 2012. his Paralympic gold medal for predict. You have to be prepared Brickyard, more than any other won this race a few times,” said But last year, proving no good inspiration while Andrea Brown for anything good or bad. Life Kanaan, who posted the fastest lap non-winner besides Michael deed goes unrewarded, Kanaan returned a good luck charm the will bring you whatever needs to Andretti and Rex Mays. was paid back in full by a young Brazilian had given her years ear- in final practice for today’s race. happen.” Kanaan had known nothing fan and an old friend using their lier as she awaited brain surgery. “It adds a lot of pressure, it’s a big Kanaan has always believed car, it is a car that has a name by but bad luck on the sprawling 2.5 good luck charms to help end his The circumstances that that it is the race that decides the mile oval, having come close but 500 drought. winning so much for that team.” brought Kanaan a 500 win still By Steve Keating Reuters


Gordon a maybe with back spasms By Reid Spencer The Sports Xchange

CONCORD, N.C. — After winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race May 10 at Kansas Speedway, Jeff Gordon said he felt 25 years old again. On Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway — not so much. Gordon, 42, suffered back spasms on his final qualifying run Thursday night at the 1.5-mile race track, and the lingering effects could jeopardize his participation in today’s Coca-Cola 600. NASCAR Nationwide Series title contender Regan Smith is standing by in case Gordon needs a relief driver for the sport’s longest race. Gordon, who is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory this weekend, ran 11 laps in Saturday morning’s first practice session before bringing his car to the garage and parking it for the rest of the day. “Unfortunately, I had a back spasm the other night in the last qualifying run that I made,” Gordon said after exiting the No. 24 Chevrolet. “And I’ve been trying to get it worked out by today, and it just wasn’t. “The good news is that the car is awesome. So I made 11 laps, and it was everything I could do to do that. I just had to tell the team that I think it would be best if I sit out the rest of the day, so that I can be prepared for this long, tough race that’s going to happen (Sunday).” If Gordon starts today’s race and subsequently turns the car over to Smith, he’ll collect driver championship points based on the car’s finish. Even if he can’t take the green flag, Gordon won’t need a medical exception to preserve his Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup eligibility because he qualified the car. If Gordon is in the car, he’ll start 27th, the position on the grid he earned Thursday. If Smith starts the 600, he will drop to the rear for the green flag because of the driver change. “I know it’s not easy for him,” Gustafson said, “but I know (Sunday) he’ll do everything he can to get in and go. These guys do a lot physically, and he’s done it over a long period of time. “His body has taken a

in the backup, noting the new car didn’t compare with the primary. Danica Patrick, on the other hand, had no issues in practice and continued to show the speed that landed her in the fourth starting position for Sunday’s race. Patrick was third fastest in Happy Hour at 187.846 mph. Topical trophy Considerable thought Trevor Bayne will have a full-time ride at NASCAR’s highest level four years after his stunning victory in the 2011 and research went into the creation of the trophy for Daytona 500. (USA Today Sports: Mike DiNovo) Saturday’s History 300 long toll. It’s amazing he’s “To drive that 21 car has NASCAR Nationwide in as good shape as he is been incredible, and now I Series race at Charlotte and is in as good condition get to move on to another Motor Speedway. as he is week in and week Conceived and fashioned legendary number in the 6 out. I’m sure he’ll fight car. This is something I’ve by Rick Dale, star of Histhrough this as best he can.” waited on since I was 5 tory Channel’s “American Restoration,” the trophy, years old.” Full-time Cup unveiled before Saturday’s Mark Martin, who colride for Bayne lected the first 35 of his 40 race, is a symbolic repreFour years after his stun- victories in Roush’s No. sentation of the building of ning victory in the 2011 the 1.5-mile track. 6 Ford, made his feelings Daytona 500 — in his A granite base in the known in a video ansecond start in the NASshape of the speedway nouncement. CAR Sprint Cup Series represents the rock that had “Jack Roush and I went — Trevor Bayne will have racing together over 25 to be blasted and removed a full-time ride at NASfrom the site in 1959. years ago and, yes, we CAR’s highest level. Sticks of dynamite repexperienced our share of Like the No. 21 Ford he heartaches as we grew in resent the blasting itself. drove to victory at Daytona this sport, but we would go And a pair of .38 Special for the Wood Brothers, on to experience great victo- revolvers harken back to the No. 6 Ford he’ll drive conflicts that arose during ries as well,” Martin said. for Roush Fenway Racing the construction. “My time in the 6 car full-time in 2015 likewise Documenting the producwill always be special to has a rich History. me and, yes, there is a part tion process, the History With 50 Cup starts Channel filmed an episode of me that will always be already to his credit in a No. 6. Because of that, I’m of “American Restoration” limited scheduled with the excited to say that Jack dealing with the creation of Wood Brothers, Bayne will Roush is bringing back the the trophy. The episode airs drive the car under sponat 10 p.m. June 2. No. 6 Ford to the Sprint sorship from AdvoCare. Cup Series full-time in The Daytona 500 shocker 2015.” is the only victory in the series for Bayne, and one Busch takes a hit of his three career top 10s. Two laps into final “This is obviously the NASCAR Sprint Cup biggest news I’ve ever had Series practice Saturday in my life,” Bayne said at the at Charlotte Motor SpeedSaturday morning announce- way, Kyle Busch smacked ment at Charlotte Motor the Turn 4 wall with his Speedway. “Although we’ve No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing had some big news before, Toyota-after setting fastest this takes the cake. I’m really lap in the session (188.640 excited to be sitting up here mph). beside (team owner) Jack The damage was severe Roush and Mike Vaught, (di- enough that the No. 18 rector of sponsorship) from team rolled out the backup AdvoCare. … car. After a little more than “I could have never 30 minutes, Busch was on done all of this without the track turning laps in the the people who have been backup. behind me. I just left the The car change, howWood Brothers’ hauler ever, means that Busch from talking to Eddie and will have to give up the Len (Wood), so if I’m a seventh-place starting little shaky and look like I position he earned during might have been teared up Thursday’s qualifying and a little bit, it’s from talking drop to the rear for the start to those guys, and just the of the Coca-Cola 600. And support they’ve given me before he takes the green over the last three years — flag, the backup car will to be able to get to a place need some work. “Not even close,” Busch where I could have this said after running two laps opportunity.

Larson claims first victory at Charlotte By Reid Spencer The Sports Xchange

CONCORD, N.C. — Once Kyle Larson made a breathtaking pass for the lead just past the midpoint of Saturday’s History 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the outome was all but decided. Larson led the last 56 laps and 82 of the last 83 to win for the first time at Charlotte, the second time this season and the second time in 43 starts in the series. Larson passed Brad Keselowski in traffic on Lap 118 of 200 and stayed out front the rest of the way, save for one circuit during a cycle of green-flag pit stops that ran from Lap 140 through Lap 144. Ultimately, Keselowski finished second after a heated late-race battle against pole-sitter Kyle Busch for that position. “It was about perfect for us,” Larson said of his afternoon at the track. “It was nice looking in the rear-view mirror and seeing them get smaller and smaller each lap. It’s not very often that you see the 22 (Keselowski) and the 54 (Busch) get smaller in your mirror. “So it just shows how great of a car we had. The pit crew did an awesome job every stop we had. We had a great green-flag

stop, too, so hats off to everyone on the team for making this win possible.” Busch held third, followed by Kevin Harvick and Brian Scott. Matt Kenseth, Regan Smith, Trevor Bayne, Chris Buescher and Ty Dillon completed the top 10. With Chase Elliott running over debris and hitting the wall on Lap 87, leading to a 37th-place result, Smith took over the series lead by five points over Elliott Sadler, who came home 12th, the last driver on the lead lap. Elliott dropped to third in the standings, 28 points behind his JR Motorsports teammate. “Kyle and I had a great race — Kyle Busch,” Keselowski said. “Kyle Larson was just gone. He was pretty fast, just little bit better than us both in the corners and the straights. … We need a little bit more, but we we’re running good, we’ve got a lot to be proud of, and we’ll move on.” Busch fought a loose handling condition for most of the race and summed up his run succinctly. “I was wrecking loose all day — just trying to hang on,” said Busch, whose car was transported back to the Joe Gibbs Racing shop for repairs after hitting the wall in Thursday’s practice. “I was lucky to finish.”

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a whole lot of coaching. What we’ve found is, that athletes that come through and do our camps have better showings at combines and showcases.” Many of the players, who come from eight different states, have participated for every year that they’ve been eligible for the camp, although there has been at least one notable exception. “No, no. I just came down here to have fun and compete,” Buford rising senior Konnor Houston said when asked if he was worried about being found out when he joined his older brother Kolton, now a starting lineman at Georgia, while he was just in fifth grade several years ago. But many of the longtime participants say they take even more away from the two and a half days of on-field and classroom instruction than just being able to better compete at a showcase combine. With instruction from former NFL players and coaches, such as former Atlanta Falcons Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, Chris Miller, Ray Buchanan and Stacey Bailey, most of the participants say what they learn during the camp can’t help but carry over into their high school seasons. That is the real reason they keep coming back each year. “Each year, you have something new that you have to work on,” said Peachtree Ridge rising senior quarterback Chance Thrasher, who is participating in the camp for the seventh year. “(The coaches) always find that one thing that you have to work out, and they help you out.” To other FBU partici-

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pants, the learning experience goes even beyond just learning something new each year. “Every single time I come here,” rising sophomore Peachtree Ridge receiver Deangelo Gibbs said. “Not just every year, I mean every (practice or classroom session), I learn something about my game — about my technique, everything.” Others participating in the camp for the first time this year are quickly discovering its benefits. The chance to work with coaches like former Denver Broncos offensive tackle Tony Jones was a big plus for Brown. “It’s always big,” said Brown, who already has 23 Division I scholarship offers with two years of high school remaining. “It’s been a lot of great experiences to come out here and work with people who have played at the next level. Well, beyond the next level. Just coming out here working with some of the best and being able to train just before the Five-Star Challenge in Baltimore.” For other first-time participants like rising Shiloh senior defensive back Jeremy McDuffie, the experience is everything they hoped and expected it to be. “It’s a great camp,” McDuffie said. “I used to hear about it in middle school. I just had to get an opportunity to get out here. … The coaches are great, but I kind of expected that. They have some good technique work. I’m just trying to come out here so that when I go to all the (showcase) camps, I’ll be straight because I’ll have had all the technique work with all the coaches.”


who recently won Class AAAAAA state championships in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles at the GHSA state meet, will be juggling a lot of work in both sports in the two months leading up to the beginning of preseason football practice in August. “I won’t be able to go to a lot of (camps or combines) because I have track practice, as well as football,” said McDuffie, who lists Duke, Georgia Tech, South Carolina and Tennessee as his current favorites among his 13 scholarship offers. “It’s real important because I just started track in ninth grade, and I kind of fell in love with it, as well as football. I definitely want to take both to the next level. “It’s extremely busy. We’ve got meets every weekend, and then 7-on-7 (camps) every week. Then, I’ve got morning practices.” Nauta takes show on road As one of the nation’s top rising junior tight end prospects, Buford’s Isaac Nauta already has a long list of Division I scholarship offers — two dozen in all, and growing. And while he says he has a list of favorites, he says he plans on doing quite a bit of traveling to get a look at several possibilities this summer. “I’ve got a top (six), based off of places that I’ve been,” Nauta said. “Really in no specific order, Florida State, South Carolina, Georgia, Auburn, LSU and Michigan — those are probably the top six. I’m going to visit other places, too, this summer. I’m going to visit Tennessee, Notre Dame, Michigan State. I’m going to take a road trip. I’ll probably end up getting down to Miami, too.”

defense and tight end on offense, the 6-4, 225-pound rising senior has listened intently to those scouts who have suggested that his future in college may be at a different position. Accordingly, he has gotten some work in with the defensive ends, in addition to his two current positions, during this weekend’s FBU camp. “Yeah, I mean, if have an opportunity to go out there with the defensive ends, I’ll go out there,” Houston said. “It’s not that difficult because at Buford, I have a great ability to think because the coaches help us prepare. So, you can just come down here and think a little more.” The added flexibility may help Houston get more looks from Division I programs. It’s already gotten him invitations to camp with some major conference schools. “I have five offers — Georgia State, Mercer, Georgia Southern as of two nights ago, Memphis and South Alabama,” Houston said. “I’m actually about to visit Kansas State. They just contacted me the other night. Then Stanford came down and Wake Forest. So, I think I’m going to do those camps.”

Thrasher in demand Peachtree Ridge quarterback Chance Thrasher’s list of suitors also continues to grow. The 6-3, 211-pound rising senior currently has offers from Troy, Ohio University, Miami of Ohio and Coastal Carolina, and is beginning to hear from more programs with each passing week. “(Central Florida) is starting to look at me,” Thrasher said. “Most (interest) is coming from (schools) all up and down the east coast and in the midwest. I’ve got an idea where I’d like to go, Houston working at but I’m going to go visit multiple positions all the places I have offers While Buford’s Konnor from and maybe do some Houston currently splits his camps at other schools (this time between linebacker on summer).”

Rockies finally roll against Braves By Guy Curtright The Sports Xchange

ATLANTA — Juan Nicasio and the Colorado Rockies finally enjoyed some success against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. Nicasio allowed only two hits over six scoreless innings and was backed by home runs from Troy Tulowitzki and Michael Cuddyer, as the Rockies snapped a seven-game losing streak at Turner Field with a 3-1 victory. “Good gut-check for us,” said Rockies manager Walt Weiss, whose team lost third baseman Nolan Arenado because of a broken finger as well as the series opener the previous night. Nicasio had been 0-3 with a 9.82 ERA in his career against Atlanta. “You felt pretty good going in,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez admitted. Nicasio, though, improved to 5-2 for the season while lowering his ERA to 3.61. The righthander struck out five and walked four. “Juan really fought through the outing,” Weiss said. “He had a couple spots there where he got in some trouble and pitched out of it. That was big. Tremendous effort by Juan.” Cuddyer, who had

•From Page 1B regular spot at the top of the Colorado batting order with a torrid first month of the season. The left-handed hitter’s breakout game tied the Rockies record and he was the first major leaguer to ever go 6-for-6 with three doubles and a homer included. Blackmon, one of the toughest batters in the majors to strike out, finished April with a .389 average and has remained in the NL Top 10 despite a recent cool down. So is it the beard? Blackmon, who always favored cowboy boots and the casual look, showed up at spring training looking a little like Grizzly Adams. The inspiration was the Boston Red Sox. “I was down in Australia after the season and just sort of letting it grow,” said Blackmon, a Buckhead resident. “I was watching the Red Sox in the World Series when I was down there and I noticed that all of the guys wearing beards were hitting. “I figured, why not?” Hey, it worked for Jonny Gomes, Mike Napoli, David Ross and company. So why not indeed? Blackmon is a Georgia

•From Page 1B game on a pop-up in foul territory in front of the GAC dugout. Lewis (5-4) allowed just one run on six hits while striking out three, walking one and hitting one batter in the complete-game victory. “Justin’s done that all year,” Shelton said. “When you win two state championship teams in basketball, he knows how to stay poised. You can talk to him. He’s a smart kid.” Lewis also went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles and walked once. Game 2 saw Benedictine jump out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning and the Cadets never trailed en route to the five-run triumph. An RBI fielder’s choice, wild pitch and run-scoring double pushed across the three runs for Benedictine as the Cadets took advantage of three wild pitches

and three runs in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out six and walked three. “It was a battle,” Minor said. “I didn’t feel like I had my best stuff.” Center fielder B.J. Upton singled between a pair of two-out walks in the third inning, but Nicasio got out of the bases-loaded jam by getting right fielder Justin Upton to pop out in Colorado Rockies shortstop Charlie Culberson (23) foul territory. slides safely past Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis The only other hit Nica(24) in the seventh inning at Turner Field on Saturday in sio allowed was a one-out Atlanta. (USA Today Sports: Brett Davis) double by Justin Upton in missed 24 games because The last run Minor gave the sixth inning. “His slider was good of a strained hamstring up to the Rockies came for him, but I think it all before coming off the courtesy of video review. disabled list on Tuesday, Charlie Culberson, who started with his fastball,” Weiss said. “He was able received the green light on had two hits filling in for a 3-and-0 count leading Arenado, doubled to open to elevate it at times and get swings and misses. off the second inning. The the seventh inning and right fielder drove a fastball advanced on a groundout. He pitched well with the from Mike Minor over the Pinch hitter Charlie Black- fastball.” B.J. Upton had a single left-field fence for his fifth mon then bounced to first home run of the season and baseman Freddie Freeman, and Freeman a double off second in two days. and Culberson was called reliever Boone Logan in Tulowitzki’s home run, out at the plate by umpire the eighth inning and the Braves got to within two his 14th of the season, Lance Barksdale. runs on a sacrifice fly by also came at the start of Weiss challenged, Justin Upton. But Adam an inning. He jumped on however, and after video Ottavino fanned Gattis to a 0-and-1 fastball from review of more than four end the inning. Minor and sent a towering minutes it was ruled LaTroy Hawkins drive over the fence near that catcher Evan Gattis pitched a perfect ninth the left-field foul pole. missed the tag. The home runs were the “That was a big add-on inning for his 11th save in 12 opportunities. fifth and sixth given up by run for them,” Gonzalez “Much like all year, this Minor (2-3) in five starts said. team is resilient,” Weiss this season, and they have Minor, who allowed said. “They turn the page, accounted for seven of the only two runs while wincompete and don’t lose 13 runs the left-hander has ning his previous two confidence.” allowed. starts, gave up four hits


Colorado Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon (19), a North Gwinnett grad, is among the top 10 hitters in the National League this season. (USA Today Sports: Ron Chenoy)

Tech graduate, so he is definitely smart enough to know that facial hair doesn’t really help you at the plate. But baseball players are nothing if not superstitious, so don’t expect him to be clean shaven any time soon. “I can’t say I expected it,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss said of Blackmon’s breakout. “But he certainly showed flashes of it last year, the last part of the year when he was getting consistent playing time.” Blackmon hasn’t let the early success this season go to his head.

“I feel like I’m the same guy. I try not to act any different,” he said. “I might get recognized if I walk right out of the stadium in downtown Denver right after a game, but that’s about the extent of it.” Opposing pitchers, though, certainly know Blackmon now. “They’re making adjustments and I’m trying to make adjustments to them,” said Blackmon, who got a breather from the starting lineup Saturday after going 0-for-4 with two rare strikeouts

in Friday’s series opener at Turner Field. “They’re starting to pitch me a little differently than they did at the beginning of the year, so it’s a cat-and-mouse game. Everybody’s constantly adjusting.” Blackmon, though, finally has the upper hand. “It’s really nice to go from being a guy that doesn’t play quite as much as you would like to getting an opportunity and producing,” the former second-round draft choice said. “To play regularly has been my dream, my goal, for a long time.”


Greater Atlanta Christian’s Ross Wood hits a single during the second game of a state championship doubleheader against Benedictine on Saturday in Savannah. (Photo: Dylan Wilson)

and three walks by GAC pitching. It could have been worse as Benedictine loaded the bases with the three-run lead, but Brian Syphoe came on in relief of starter Peyton McGuire (3-4) and worked out of the trouble to keep GAC within striking distance. However, the Cadets erupted for three more runs in the third for a 6-0 lead, thanks to back-to-

back solo homers from Wiley and Ryan Woiwode and an RBI sacrifice fly from starting pitcher Stevie Powers. Powers was also keeping the GAC bats quiet and limited the Spartans to just one run and three hits over the first six innings. That run came on a balk in the bottom of the third to score Harry Kerr, who had walked with two outs, to make it a 6-1 game.

Benedictine (30-7) added an insurance run in the fifth on Wiley’s second solo home run of the game to push the advantage out to 7-1. “Don’t take anything away from (Benedictine), because these guys are great,” Shelton said. “But we didn’t show up on the mound in the second game. It’s almost like a curse, being the home team in that second game, because we can’t get through that first inning without giving up a bunch of runs. I don’t know if it’s nerves or what. That kind of set the tone for the whole game.” GAC (22-14) added a single run in the seventh on Kerr’s RBI single to score Ross Wood (2-for-3, run), who had reached on a bunt single to start the frame. But that would be it for the Spartans as Powers (7-1) closed the deal with a six-hitter while striking out seven and walking one in the complete-game win.

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Alvord grand slam keeps Grizzlies alive at WS ball to Alex and he did what he’s done all season LEWISTON, Idaho — long. We were able to get Senior Zach Alvord’s thirdhim a lead and get the bats inning grand slam helped going.” lead the Georgia Gwinnett The Grizzlies opened the baseball team to a 6-4 scoring with Ty Abbott’s victory over San Diego mammoth solo home run Christian on Saturday for in the second inning to the Grizzlies’ first win at right-center, his fourth of the NAIA Baseball World the year, to make it 1-0. Series in Lewiston, Idaho. GGC tacked on another Alvord hit one of two run in the inning with the GGC homers on the day help of a defensive throwand finished with four ing error. RBIs and two runs scored Alvord reached first on as the Grizzlies (53-12) an infield single, moved built a 6-0 lead and hung to second on a groundout on late to eliminate the and scored with two outs seventh-seeded Hawks when a swinging bunt (42-20) from the champiwas thrown in the dirt to Georgia Gwinnett College’s Zach Alvord (5) is congratu- first base by the Hawks’ onship. lated by teammates during Saturday’s game against San Grizzlies starter Alex Diego Christian at the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, catcher. Roberts went 7.1 innings Alvord then provided Idaho. (Photo: Grizzlies Athletics) on the mound, striking out what would be the gamesix batters and allowing keep the Grizzlies alive in Oklahoma Baptist 3-1 on winning blast with the just four hits to improve to Lewiston. Saturday. Georgia Gwinnett pro9-2 on the year. Georgia Gwinnett now “This is a great feeling gram’s first grand slam in Zeke McGranahan advances to Monday’s to win our first-ever World the third inning. recorded the final five noon game against the Series game,” Grizzlies With one out, Jake outs over two innings to ninth-seeded Tabor (Kan.), head coach Brad StromFields and Robbie Payne earn his seventh save and which fell to top-seeded dahl said. “We gave the each singled before Abbott From Staff Reports

was hit by a pitch to load the bases. A strikeout made it two away, then Alvord stepped up and took the first pitch he saw from Hawks starter Joey Aquino (6-3) over the wall in left field. With the shot, Alvord tied Abbott as the Grizzlies’ home run leader with four. “The important thing is that both balls cleared the fence,” Stromdahl said of the Grizzlies’ sixth multihomer game of the year, which produced a 6-0 lead in the third inning. The grand slam accounted for the final runs of the game for GGC and prove to be the deciding play. The Hawks scored their first three runs in the sixth inning on a pair of RBI groundouts and a wild pitch. In the eighth, after a double chased Roberts from the game with one out, an RBI single from

Chad Erickson brought San Diego Christian within two runs at 6-4. McGranahan then finished off the eighth inning and after walking the leadoff man in the ninth, the senior struck out two Hawks looking before getting the final out on a grounder to the right side to nail down the save. The Grizzlies went error-free defensively for the second straight game at Harris Field. Bates and Fields each had two of GGC’s 10 hits as the Grizzlies won their eighth straight game when facing elimination this postseason. “Now we look forward to about 36 hours of rest with some down time and we will get back after it on Monday,” Stromdahl said. “This is what these guys have done to make it here to Lewiston and we have a lot of confidence in this group to keep it going.”

Matsuyama among G-Braves come back to beat Tides 4 at top at Colonial GWINNETT 4, NORFOLK 3

By Paul Thomas Staff Correspondent

LAWRENCEVILLE — A two-run single by Ozzie Martinez in the seventh inning lifted the Gwinnett Braves over the Norfolk Tides 4-3 on Saturday night at Coolray Field in front of a crowd of 6,419 fans. The G-Braves (27-20) had just five hits in the game, and Martinez had two of them. In addition to the gamewinner, he also had a leadoff triple in the sixth inning that led to a run, as he scored while Brandon Boggs was in a rundown. “It was just a good team win because we had a rough one last night,” G-Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “To bounce back on the heels of that was really good.” Norfolk (18-30) led much of the game as it

took a 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI single by Francisco Peguero. The G-Braves tied the game at one with a solo home run by Edward Salcedo (4) in the third inning. Norfolk took the lead right back with a pair of runs in the fourth inning. Salcedo started the inning off with an error, bobbling a groundball that caused his throw to be late. A pair of singles loaded the bases for Johnny Monell, who singled to centerfield to drive in a run. The Tides added one more run on a Quuintin Berry fielder’s choice groundout for a 3-1 lead. Norfolk starter Nick Additon gave up just one run on two hits in his four innings of work. It was just his third start of the season. G-Braves starter Zach

Stewart pitched 6 1/3, allowing three runs, two earned on eight hits, and two walks. The Texan tied his season-high with five strikeouts. Stewart left the game with runners on the corners and one out in the seventh inning, but Atahualp Severino induced a double play to keep it a one-run game. “Real important,” Snitker said of the double play. “That’s the game probably. At that point, were never out of a game because our guys swing the bats… but that was real, real big. That was a big pitch, big play.” Severino (2-1) pitched a perfect inning and 1/3 to earn the win, while Juan Jaime picked up his 10th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning. The G-Braves seventhinning rally was started by a one-out walk from

Christian Bethancourt, followed by a single from Mark Hamilton. After a pop-up, Salcedo walked to load the bases for Martinez with two outs. The shortstop took an 0-1 pitch from reviler Josh Stinson (0-2) to right-center to score both Bethancourt and Hamilton for Gwinnett’s first lead of the game. “I just tried not to do too much,” Martinez said. “I just stayed with my approach, up the middle all the way. Just put the ball in play, that’s all I wanted to do.” The four-game series concludes at 2:05 p.m. today. Gwinnett will start RHP Cody Matin (3-2, 2.76 ERA) as it goes for the series win. Norfolk will counter with RHP Kevin Gausman, a former All-American at LSU and the No. 4 overall pick in the 2012 draft.

is that the winner will have to go low today. FORT WORTH, Texas Chappell had visions of — Japan’s Hideki Matshooting the magical 59 suyama moved into a four- when he holed a bunker shot way share of the lead at the for eagle at the par-5 11th to Crowne Plaza Invitational go 8-under on the day. in Texas on Saturday, setHe needed to pick up ting up what promises to three more shots to break be a wild final round with 60, but a bogey at the 14th 36 players jammed within hole brought him back to four strokes. reality. Still, he had no Matsuyama carded a complaints. bogey-free 6-under 64 “I had to make a fiveto join Americans David footer (on Friday) to make Toms (65), Chad Campbell the cut and to then shoot (68) and Chris Stroud (69) seven-under, I couldn’t ask at 7-under 203. for more,” Chappell said. American Kevin Chap“I used up a lot of luck pell shot 63, the low round today. I had two chip-ins of the week, to join a and made some long putts. group of six one stroke be- A 59 would have been nice hind, while newly-crowned but I lost the feel with the world No. 1 Adam Scott putter on the back nine.” (66) is among another World No. 26 Matgroup of seven only two suyama has been quiet the strokes back. past couple of months due However, so many play- partly to a finger and wrist ers are in striking distance injury but he is now healthy that the only thing that can again it was only time bebe stated with confidence fore he regained form. Reuters

SPORTS AT A GLANCE Baseball Major League Baseball NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB L10 Atlanta.................... 27. 21.. .562..... —...5-5 Miami...................... 26. 24.. .520.......2...6-4 Washington............. 24. 24.. .500.......3...4-6 Philadelphia............ 21. 25.. .457.......5...4-6 New York................. 21. 26.. .447....5.5...3-7 Central Division W L Pct GB L10 Milwaukee............... 29. 21.. .580..... —...4-6 St. Louis.................. 26. 22.. .542.......2... 7-3 Cincinnati................ 22. 24.. .478.......5...5-5 Pittsburgh................ 21. 26.. .447....6.5...5-5 Chicago.................. 17. 29.. .370.....10...5-5 West Division W L Pct GB L10 San Francisco......... 30. 18.. .625..... —...5-4 Colorado................. 27. 22.. .551....3.5...4-5 Los Angeles............ 26. 24.. .520.......5...5-5 San Diego............... 22. 27.. .449....8.5...4-6 Arizona................... 19. 31.. .380.....12.... 4-6 Friday’s Games L.A. Dodgers 2, Philadelphia 0 Pittsburgh 4, Washington 3 Arizona (Anderson 2-0) at N.Y. Mets (Colon 3-5), ppd. Cincinnati 5, St. Louis 3 Milwaukee 9, Miami 5 Atlanta 3, Colorado 2 San Diego 11, Chicago Cubs 1 Saturday’s Games Philadelphia 5, L.A. Dodgers 3 Arizona 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Colorado 3, Atlanta 1 Miami 2, Milwaukee 1 St. Louis (Garcia 0-0) at Cincinnati (Cingrani 2-3), late Washington (Strasburg 3-3) at Pittsburgh (Cole 4-3), late Chicago Cubs (Wood 4-4) at San Diego (Buckner 0-0), late Today’s Games Arizona (Arroyo 4-3) at N.Y. Mets (Montero 0-2), 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Nelson 0-0) at Miami (Wolf 0-0), 1:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 2-1) at Philadelphia (Burnett 3-3), 1:35 p.m. Washington (Fister 1-1) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 0-4), 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Hammel 5-2) at San Diego (Kennedy 2-6), 4:10 p.m. Arizona (Spruill 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Matsuzaka 1-0), 4:40 p.m. Colorado (Morales 3-3) at Atlanta (Teheran 3-3), 5:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 7-2) at Cincinnati (Leake 2-3), 8:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Pittsburgh at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 0-2), 1:10 p.m. Miami (Eovaldi 3-2) at Washington, 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 0-4) at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 0-3) at Philadelphia (Kendrick 0-5), 5:05 p.m. San Diego (Ross 5-4) at Arizona, 8:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 4-3) at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. INTERLEAGUE AT NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday’s Games San Francisco 6, Minnesota 2 Saturday’s Games Minnesota (Deduno 1-2) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 2-2), late Today’s Games Minnesota (Nolasco 2-4) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 5-3), 4:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Boston at Atlanta, 1:10 p.m. Baltimore at Milwaukee (Lohse 6-1), 2:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at St. Louis (Wacha 3-3), 4:15 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division

W L Pct GB L10 Toronto.................... 28. 22.. .560..... —...8-2 New York................. 25. 23.. .521.......2...6-4 Baltimore................ 24. 23.. .511....2.5...4-6 Tampa Bay.............. 22. 28.. .440.......6...5-5 Boston.................... 20. 28.. .417.......7... 1-9 Central Division W L Pct GB L10 Detroit..................... 28. 17.. .622..... —...5-5 Minnesota............... 23. 22.. .511.......5... 7-3 Chicago.................. 25. 26.. .490.......6...6-4 Kansas City............ 23. 24.. .489.......6...5-5 Cleveland................ 24. 26.. .480....6.5...5-5 West Division W L Pct GB L10 Oakland.................. 30. 19.. .612..... —...6-4 Los Angeles............ 27. 20.. .574.......2...8-2 Seattle.................... 24. 23.. .511.......5...5-5 Texas...................... 24. 25.. .490.......6...4-6 Houston.................. 17. 32.. .347.....13...5-5 Friday’s Games Baltimore 8, Cleveland 4 Toronto 3, Oakland 2 Detroit 7, Texas 2 Tampa Bay 1, Boston 0 Chicago White Sox 6, N.Y. Yankees 5 L.A. Angels 6, Kansas City 1 Seattle 6, Houston 1 Saturday’s Games Cleveland 9, Baltimore 0 Toronto 5, Oakland 2 N.Y. Yankees 4, Chicago White Sox 3, 10 innings Texas 12, Detroit 2 Tampa Bay 6, Boston 5, 15 innings Kansas City (Shields 6-3) at L.A. Angels (Shoemaker 2-1), late Houston (Oberholtzer 0-6) at Seattle (Maurer 1-2), late Today’s Games Oakland (Pomeranz 4-1) at Toronto (Happ 3-1), 1:07 p.m. Texas (Lewis 3-3) at Detroit (Verlander 5-3), 1:08 p.m. Cleveland (Bauer 1-1) at Baltimore (Gonzalez 2-3), 1:35 p.m. Boston (Workman 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 2-4), 1:40 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 6-1) at Chicago White Sox (Rienzo 4-0), 2:10 p.m. Kansas City (Vargas 4-2) at L.A. Angels (Richards 4-1), 3:35 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 5-2) at Seattle (Iwakuma 3-0), 4:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Cleveland at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 2-4), 2:10 p.m. Texas (Tepesch 1-0) at Minnesota (Correia 2-5), 2:10 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Skaggs 4-1) at Seattle (Young 3-2), 4:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Bedard 2-2) at Toronto (Hutchison 3-3), 7:07 p.m. Houston at Kansas City (Ventura 2-4), 8:10 p.m.

Basketball NBA 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, late 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 2, Oklahoma City 0 Monday, May 19: San Antonio 122, Oklahoma City 105 Wednesday, May 21: San Antonio 112, Oklahoma City 77

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. WNBA EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Chicago................... 3...0.1.000..... — Atlanta..................... 2...0.1.000....0.5 New York.................. 1...1.. .500.... 1.5 Washington.............. 1...2.. .333.......2 Connecticut.............. 1...3.. .250....2.5 Indiana..................... 0...3.. .000.......3 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Minnesota................ 3... 0.1.000..... — San Antonio............. 2... 1.. .667.......1 Phoenix.................... 2... 1.. .667.......1 Los Angeles............. 1... 1.. .500.... 1.5 Seattle..................... 1... 3.. .250....2.5 Tulsa........................ 0... 2.. .000....2.5 Friday’s Games Connecticut 71, Seattle 59 Washington 79, Indiana 63 Minnesota 94, Tulsa 93 San Antonio 78, Phoenix 74 Saturday’s Games Seattle 73, Washington 65 New York at Minnesota, late Atlanta at Chicago, late Today’s Games San Antonio at Los Angeles, 3:30 p.m. Indiana at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Monday’s Game Minnesota at Chicago, 3:30 p.m.

Golf Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Saturday At Colonial Country Club Fort Worth, Texas Purse: $6,400,000 Yardage: 7,204; Par: 70 Third Round Chad Campbell 69-66-68 — 203 -7 Hideki Matsuyama 69-70-64 — 203 -7 Chris Stroud 70-64-69 — 203 -7 David Toms 72-66-65 — 203 -7 Kevin Chappell 68-73-63 — 204 -6 Tim Clark 67-68-69 — 204 -6 Brian Harman 69-67-68 — 204 -6 Chris Kirk 73-64-67 — 204 -6 Marc Leishman 69-68-67 — 204 -6 Jimmy Walker 67-68-69 — 204 -6 Brian Davis 68-67-70 — 205 -5 Jason Dufner 67-69-69 — 205 -5 Fredrik Jacobson 67-71-67 — 205 -5 Adam Scott 71-68-66 — 205 -5 John Senden 71-68-66 — 205 -5 Brendon Todd 69-69-67 — 205 -5 Bo Van Pelt 67-68-70 — 205 -5 Robert Allenby 68-70-68 — 206 -4 Aaron Baddeley 68-67-71 — 206 -4 William McGirt 72-67-67 — 206 -4 Ryan Palmer 69-69-68 — 206 -4 Jordan Spieth 67-69-70 — 206 -4 Nicholas Thompson 69-68-69 — 206 -4 Tim Wilkinson 66-71-69 — 206 -4 Graham DeLaet 69-70-68 — 207 -3 Brice Garnett 67-66-74 — 207 -3 Bill Haas 70-68-69 — 207 -3 Charley Hoffman 70-68-69 — 207 -3 Russell Knox 71-70-66 — 207 -3 David Lingmerth 72-69-66 — 207 -3 Hunter Mahan 66-71-70 — 207 -3

Ben Martin 70-68-69 — 207 -3 Bryce Molder 70-70-67 — 207 -3 Louis Oosthuizen 72-68-67 — 207 -3 Heath Slocum 69-69-69 — 207 -3 Cameron Tringale 70-70-67 — 207 -3 Bud Cauley 70-69-69 — 208 -2 Brendon de Jonge 70-68-70 — 208 -2 Ken Duke 67-72-69 — 208 -2 J.J. Henry 70-70-68 — 208 -2 Billy Hurley III 71-67-70 — 208 -2 Trevor Immelman 69-71-68 — 208 -2 Martin Laird 70-69-69 — 208 -2 Danny Lee 71-69-68 — 208 -2 Andrew Loupe 75-65-68 — 208 -2 George McNeill 68-72-68 — 208 -2 Sean O’Hair 69-69-70 — 208 -2 Robert Streb 66-68-74 — 208 -2 Michael Thompson 73-66-69 — 208 -2 Harris English 66-70-73 — 209 -1 Jim Furyk 69-69-71 — 209 -1 Dustin Johnson 65-70-74 — 209 -1 Michael Putnam 70-71-68 — 209 -1 Brandt Snedeker 70-66-73 — 209 -1 Josh Teater 68-71-70 — 209 -1 Steve Flesch 71-70-69 — 210 E David Hearn 67-69-74 — 210 E Zach Johnson 70-71-69 — 210 E Matt Jones 70-67-73 — 210 E Jerry Kelly 70-71-69 — 210 E John Rollins 69-72-69 — 210 E Vijay Singh 68-73-69 — 210 E

Hockey NHL Conference Finals (Best-of-7 x-if necessary) Eastern Conference NY Rangers 2, Montreal 1 Saturday, May 17: NY Rangers 7, Montreal 2 Monday, May 19: NY Rangers 3, Montreal 1 Thursday, May 22: Montreal 3, NY Rangers 2, OT 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 1 Sunday, May 18: Chicago 3, Los Angeles 1 Wednesday, May 21: Los Angeles 5, Chicago 2 Saturday, May 24: Chicago at Los Angeles, late Monday, May 26: Chicago at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 28: Los Angeles at Chicago, 8 p.m.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 Lineup After qualifying; race today At Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, North Carolina Lap length: 1.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 194.911. 2. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 194.567. 3. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 193.618. 4. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 193.334. 5. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 193.244. 6. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota,

193.119. 7. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 193.092. 8. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 192.472. 9. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 191.673. 10. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 191.272. 11. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 193.959. 12. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 192.898. 13. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 192.692. 14. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 192.486. 15. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 192.438. 16. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 192.027. 17. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 191.945. 18. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 191.925. 19. (33) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 191.884. 20. (47) A.J. Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 191.829. 21. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 191.707. 22. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 189.98. 23. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 189.208. 24. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 184.344. 25. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 190.84. 26. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 190.255. 27. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 189.673. 28. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 189.553. 29. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 189.514. 30. (95) Michael McDowell, Ford, 189.148. 31. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 189.115. 32. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 189.062. 33. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 188.732. 34. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 188.534. 35. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 188.455. 36. (83) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 188.422. NationWide Series History 300 Saturday At Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, NC Lap Length: 1.50 miles 1. (3) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 200 laps, 139.6 rating, 0.0 points, $58,525. 2. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 200, 129.8, 0.0, $44,300. 3. (1) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200, 115.9, 0.0, $41,000. 4. (5) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 200, 113.3, 0.0, $26,550. 5. (6) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 200, 109.3, 39.0, $29,000. 6. (7) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 200, 121.0, 0.0, $19,775. 7. (8) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 200, 102.3, 37.0, $25,050. 8. (16) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 200, 97.3, 36.0, $23,100. 9. (13) Chris Buescher, Ford, 200, 89.3, 35.0, $23,300. 10. (11) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 200, 89.9, 34.0, $22,825. 11. (15) James Buescher, Toyota, 200, 86.5, 33.0, $21,000. 12. (10) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 200, 89.4, 32.0, $20,475.

13. (4) Dylan Kwasniewski, Chevrolet, 199, 86.0, 31.0, $19,975. 14. (23) Ryan Reed, Ford, 199, 70.5, 30.0, $19,400. 15. (12) Jeb Burton, Ford, 198, 77.5, 0.0, $19,680. 16. (24) Johnny Sauter, Toyota, 198, 66.8, 0.0, $13,000. 17. (20) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 198, 67.5, 27.0, $18,575. 18. (19) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 197, 70.1, 0.0, $18,350. 19. (27) Dakoda Armstrong, Ford, 197, 57.6, 25.0, $18,275. 20. (18) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 197, 68.6, 24.0, $18,825. 21. (21) J.J. Yeley, Dodge, 197, 70.9, 23.0, $18,075. 22. (26) John Wes Townley, Toyota, 197, 59.6, 0.0, $12,020. 23. (31) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 197, 54.0, 21.0, $17,970. 24. (22) David Starr, Toyota, 197, 63.9, 20.0, $17,905. 25. (29) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 196, 46.9, 19.0, $18,370. 26. (17) Chad Boat, Chevrolet, 196, 53.3, 18.0, $17,835. 27. (28) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 196, 52.0, 17.0, $17,800. 28. (25) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 195, 48.4, 0.0, $17,765. 29. (34) Eric McClure, Toyota, 194, 40.8, 15.0, $17,720. 30. (14) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 193, 67.8, 14.0, $17,975. 31. (32) Tommy Joe Martins, Dodge, 191, 41.2, 13.0, $17,640. 32. (30) Kyle Fowler, Chevrolet, 191, 39.1, 12.0, $11,595. 33. (33) Carlos Contreras, Chevrolet, 191, 33.9, 11.0, $17,550. 34. (38) Joey Gase, Toyota, 189, 30.3, 10.0, $17,520. 35. (39) Chris Cockrum, Chevrolet, 186, 26.0, 0.0, $17,485. 36. (36) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, 184, 30.9, 8.0, $16,600. 37. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 174, 78.4, 7.0, $16,600. 38. (37) Harrison Rhodes, Dodge, Engine, 135, 29.4, 6.0, $16,556. 39. (35) Kevin Lepage, Dodge, Rear Gear, 95, 27.6, 5.0, $10,435. 40. (40) Tanner Berryhill, Dodge, Engine, 81, 38.7, 4.0, $10,330.

Transactions BASEBALL National League COLORADO ROCKIES—Placed 3B Nolan Arenado on the 15-day DL. Recalled 2B Josh Rutledge from Colorado Springs (PCL). MIAMI MARLINS—Placed LHP Brad Hand on the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Dan Jennings from New Orleans (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Placed RHP Luis Garcia on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 22. Selected the contract of RHP David Buchanan from Lehigh Valley (IL). SAN DIEGO PADRES—Selected the contract of RHP Billy Buckner from El Paso (PCL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Placed LHP Kevin Siegrist on the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Sam Freeman from Memphis (PCL).



Husband marks two milestones

“How terribly strange to be seventy.” — Paul Simon. No, not me. The man I’m married to. He was 23, one third of the way to that ominous age, when Paul Simon wrote those words. A 1966 graduate of Georgia Tech, he was working at Collins Susan Radio Larson when he received his draft notice in 1968. He enlisted as a 90-day wonder in the Air Force Officers Training School, then worked for four years in ELINT (electronic intelligence) rising to the rank of Captain. Fast forward to October 1978 when we met at a church supper. Our first date, a walk in the woods at Fernbank, was in May of 1979. We announced our engagement to his parents on his birthday, May 24, and tied the knot with our ready-made family (his daughter Chrisa and my son, Ian) on July 7 that year. So, 2014 actually marks two milestones for him: 70 years of living and 35 years, exactly half his life, of putting up with me. All kidding aside, through those 70 trips around the sun, he’s had to carry some pretty heavy baggage: two bouts with cancer (thyroid and prostate), a near fatal gall bladder infection and a severe head injury when he was thrown off the lawn mower when the brakes gave out going down a steep hill. He’s been there for me through two major medical emergencies, he’s had to face two of our children having cancer, and together we buried our youngest child, Loren, in 1998. And it was only though his faith and strength that I was able to keep going. But then there were good times, lots of them, which far outweighed the bad. In the wake of being laid off from Scientific Atlanta, he started his own company, Telesync, Inc., along with fellow GT grads Sam Davis and the late Moti Shacham. In 2004, he proudly watched our son, Leif, follow his footsteps by earning his GT degree in electrical engineering. While the kids were growing up, he was right there sharing and shaping their lives. At both of our houses in Lilburn, he built the boys a super deluxe tree house. But most projects with the kids were joint efforts. He had Ian helping to wire circuit boards when he was only 3. He taught them all how to fish, chop wood, fix a flat tire on their bike and make split pea soup from scratch. One year he showed them all how to make a reindeer with a light up nose with clothespins, a battery and an LED as Christmas gifts for their teachers. He taught all my Cub Scouts how to make bluebird houses and as far as I’m concerned deserves some special life achievement award for having chaperoned a middle school retreat at Rock Eagle three times. How terribly strange to be 70? No, how wonderfully blessed. For him. And for me. Susan Larson is a writer from Lilburn. Email her at susanlarson79@



Members of the Ladybugs Garden Club in Lilburn will celebrate the club’s 25th anniversary this year. Pictured in front of the wildflower garden the club planted along the Camp Creek Greenway are, from left to right, Jo Pell Holbrook, Joyce Baker, Pat Kahn and Karen Depew. (Staff Photos: Camie Young)

Lilburn garden club celebrates anniversary By Camie Young


Sandra Graham may have a green thumb, but that doesn’t always mean she knows how to use it. “My yard looks terrible. I have a lot of weeds … I mean, native plants,” the Lilburn woman joked. Graham is the newest member of the Ladybugs Garden Club, a Lilburn staple for 25 years. She isn’t really into flowers, but she has been growing vegetables organically for decades. After losing a job last year, the garden club was the perfect outlet, giving her not only a group of friends with common interests but a way to contribute to the community. “I have learned so much; it’s unbelievable,” Graham said as she ate a lunch after a meeting on the back porch of one of the club members. “It’s been a real eye opener to me. … And I like trail maintenance, myself.” At the meeting earlier this month — the last before a summer break — the women discussed the success of the most recent project, building a wildflower garden along the Camp Creek Greenway, a city trail the club has adopted, agreeing to maintain more than a dozen mini-gardens.

Jo Pell Holbrook, right, explains a patio project underway at the Lilburn Camp Creek Greenway, to fellow Ladybugs Garden Club members Pat Kahn, left, and Joyce Baker.

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“It’s so satisfying,” member Penny Brown said. “When you hear people stop and say, ‘It’s

so pretty,’ I’m so proud of it. It’s one of the things I’m most proud of.” With many of the flowers in bloom, the ladies took their time at the meeting to talk about the wildflowers that were included in the mix.

Karen Depew showed photos and shared the folklore of the flowers from the silverstemmed Bachelor Buttons, so named because people used to believe that if the flower


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•From Page 1C faded quickly it meant a love was unrequited, to the lemon mint, used by native Americans as a poultice for wounds and a treatment for stomach and bronchial ailments. She talked about the naming of the snapdragon, a Malaysian plant whose petals fall into the shape of a biting dragon when pushed in a certain way, to the popping sound of a poppy tested to see if your love is faithful. The ladies went over the origins of flax and cosmos and coneflowers, and they talked about the grant that paid for a stone border around the garden after mowers decimated last year’s blooms. In the coming weeks, club members will move the left-over stone to create a path to the edge of Camp Creek, as well as a small patio by a waterfall. Larry Silver of the Neighborhood Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta spent months working with the group as part of the $3,500 grant for the garden. “(Club members) are really good. They have a lot of experience and a lot of sills, and they are extremely dedicated, to the point of amazing,” Silver said, adding that he has especially enjoyed the potluck style lunches the women provide at each meeting. “What is amazing is how they partner with everyone to get the resources they need.” Affiliated with the DeKalb Federation of Garden Clubs, the Redbud District Garden Clubs, the Deep South Garden Clubs, Garden Clubs of Georgia and the National Garden Club, the Ladybugs will celebrate their 25th anniversary later this year. “We had people in southwest Gwinnett County, a

Karen Depew of the Ladybugs Garden Club demonstrates why snapdragons got their name at the wildflower garden along the Camp Creek Greenway, where the group maintains more than a dozen gardens.

Members of the Ladybugs Garden Club in Lilburn will celebrate the club’s 25th anniversary this year. Pictured from left to right are: Jean Ferrara, Karen Depew, Joyce Baker, Jo Pell Holbrook, Jan Bailey, Penny Brown, Sandra Graham, Pat Kahn, Berna Spencer and Elba McCue. Members not pictured include: Mary Bentley, Betty Jean Bradshaw, Karen Bricker, Helen Haring, Margaret Lloyd, Helen Walker and Karen Waller. (Staff Photos: Camie Young)

Pat Kahn looks at wildflowers planted by the Ladybugs Garden Club along the Camp Creek Greenway.

growing area in 1989, wanting to join a garden club, and the clubs in the area were already large,” said Margaret Waller, a charter member. “The area was ripe to start a new garden club and Ladybugs was born.” Karen Waller was one of the youngest members then, and her mother Margaret Strickland is considered one

In this February photo, a rock painted like a ladybug sits at the entrance to the Lilburn Camp Creek Greenway. The ladybug rocks are situated in gardens maintained along the trail by the Ladybug Garden Club.

of the founders. (The club has dedicated a tree along the Camp Creek Greenway in honor of Strickland, who is now deceased.) “It was a great bonding experience for me and my mom to work together in the Ladybugs Garden Club to study horticulture and floral design,” Waller said, adding that her daughters

grew up in a junior club the Ladybugs sponsored. “We didn’t have projects where we were as physically active with the intensity like Ladybugs in recent years has worked,” reminisced Betty Jean Bradshaw. “In the early years, we had a lot of social activities, like the high tea and open house with

floral designs by our club members, for which we charged admission as a fund raiser. We had pool parties, brunches, and barbecues, in addition to our studies of floral design and horticulture.” Now, club members split the socializing with some sweat. They volunteer for hours each week on maintaining the gardens at the trail, and as well as a secret garden they planted at the Dream House for Medically Fragile Children. This summer and fall, the Ladybugs plan to launch an educational program at the greenway, working with

Girl Scouts and teachers to share their knowledge of plants and wildlife. In the past two and a half decades, the Ladybugs have taken on the trait so key to the creature for which they were named, “a useful insect,” as Waller said. For current president Jo Pell Holbrook, who joined the club after her retirement in 2001, the club is not just about planting something beautiful but in building the community. “We hope our (anniversary) celebration will be a commemoration of all the great things the Ladybugs have done through the year,” she said.

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Cooper Elementary establishes Little Free Library One of the newest additions to Cooper Elementary is a box outside the school near an outdoor classroom. It’s also a library. The Beta Club at the Loganville school, in the Archer cluster, recently established a “Little Free Library” as a service project as 39 fifth-graders and 47 fourth-graders took part. Physical education teacher Andy Cash built the boxes, while Lawrenceville artist and Cooper Junior Beta parent Kristie Chamlee painted them. Eagle Scout and former Cooper student Avery Baker made the benches as his service project last year for Cooper. Club sponsors and teachers are Denise Schnieders, Marlana Hairston, Sandy Newbern and Suzie Hodoval. The school also is in

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Keith Farner discussions with Harbins Gwinnett County Recreational Park to place one The Beta Club at Cooper Elementary recently estabthere as well. lished a “Little Free Library” as their service project as A Little Free Library is a community sharing effort 39 fifth-graders and 47 fourth-graders took part. (Special Photo) where people take a book and return a book, and share share, according to littleTechnology, Engineering their favorite literature and and Mathematics, or STEM, stories. In its most basic International STEM Leaders recently honored form, a Little Free Library association honors Jeff Mathews, principal of is a box full of books where Peachtree Ridge’s Peachtree Ridge High, with anyone may stop by and Mathews the “Powering Up” STEM pick up a book, or two, and The International AsLeadership Award for his bring back another book to sociation for Science, promotion and vision for

technology in education. The high school principal was honored during the organization’s leadership conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington. STEM leaders from around the world were part of the event. The organization recognized Mathews as a “leading STEM-thoughtleader who has a strong understanding and mastery of technology and its full potential for classroom use.” Mathews moved this school year to Peachtree Ridge from the Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology where he worked since 2008. He joined the school district at Parkview High in 1996 teaching astronomy, biology, and chemistry while also coaching wrestling, baseball, and softball. Mathews also served Parkview High as an assistant principal before moving to GSMST. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Berry College and a master’s degree in secondary science education from the University of Georgia. His doctoral degree is in teaching and learning: science education from Georgia State University. The International Association for STEM Leaders is globally recognized for creating a “golden standard” for STEM excellence in traditional and non-traditional educational settings for all pre-K through adult students. Parkview High teacher named Theatre Arts Educator of Year The Georgia Thespians recently named Parkview High teacher Sharon Morrow the 2014 Theatre Arts Educator of the Year. Morrow began working at Parkview High in 1985 as an English teacher after a brief stint in Memphis. She also served Shiloh High (1986-90) as a drama teacher before returning to Parkview as a language arts, drama, music and theater arts teacher. Her recognition as “Educator of the Year” recognizes her appreciation for the arts, dedication to her students, and her multi-decade service to student artists in Gwinnett County. In addition to her work in the classroom, Morrow has served fine arts education by acting as a school sponsor for One-Act Play, a judge for the Governor’s Honors Program and a co-chair for the department of fine arts at Parkview High. Morrow earned her bachelor’s degree in Humanities from Christian Brothers College and also holds a master’s degree in Education from Lesley University. GSMST Spanish teachers honored The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese-Georgia Chapter recently honored the Spanish language teachers at the Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology by highlighting their program with the AATSP GA’s Outstanding Secondary Spanish Program Award. This is the organization’s first year presenting this award. “AATSP GA salutes you for the way your Spanish faculty skillfully models thoughtful articulation and collaboration, and for the high expectations for all students shared between the administration and Spanish department,” wrote Vicki Welch Alvis, president of the American association of teachers of Spanish and Portuguese when notifying the school district of the recognition. The organization used 2012-13 data to analyze schools during its search for the award winner. In reviewing GSMST, the organization learned that a high percentage of GSMST students are involved in

extracurricular activities such as the Orizaba chapter of Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, the Spanish Club (with inter-language club activities), and the AATSP GA Immersion Weekend and Poster Contest. In addition, the organization reviewed scores from the National Spanish Exam and the AP Spanish language exam. Students also have studied abroad in Spain and Panama, and participate in the Governor’s Honors Program during the summer. Six GSMST foreign language teachers lead the Spanish program including Rachel Buzzerd, Nicole D’Antonio, Ingrid Crook, Amanda DeLong, Rebbeca Robbins and Kristin Roberts. As part of the recognition, GSMST also receives a $500 grant for the school’s Spanish program. Snellville teacher helps kids in Rwanda A teacher at Britt Elementary recently traveled to Kigali, Rwanda to hand deliver gift-filled shoeboxes to children. Midge Miller was part of a team of 25 volunteers who handed out nearly 3,000 shoebox gifts to children in schools and churches. The shoeboxes were filled with school supplies, toys and hygiene products. Miller serves as the Atlanta prayer team coordinator of Operation Christmas Child volunteers in Gwinnett, Fulton and DeKalb counties. “What an honor to be able to deliver gifts to those grateful children,” Miller said. “In April, Rwanda remembered the horrible genocide that took place 20 years ago. It is amazing to see how the beautiful people of Rwanda have moved from the terror of 1994 into a time of forgiveness and growth. Their efforts to rebuild relationships provide a model that the world should follow. The rebuilding of Rwanda made it especially important for us to be there to celebrate with the children and their parents. Spending time with Rwandans and putting these simple gifts into their lives brought them hope and gave us all great joy.” More than 50 churches and organizations in Snellville, Lawrenceville and Lilburn participate each year in packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Sugar Hill elementary students set for Clean-up Day A group of fourth-grade students at White Oak Elementary have scheduled a Student Clean-up Day for 2 to 5 p.m. on June 18 at Gary Pirkle Park. The volunteer event also includes a partnership with the city of Sugar Hill. Teachers Matt Smith and Nick Boyers are leading the efforts because Boyers said, “We believe giving students ownership and choice over their learning goes a long way toward motivating, engaging, and allowing students to take their learning to a deeper level. When teachers give students the opportunity to look at content through a lens that is relevant to them the result is a learning experience that lasts a lifetime.” For more information on how your organization can get involved, contact Scott Andrews at 770-945-6716 or sandrews@cityofsugarhill. com. North Gwinnett student artwork to be featured The artwork of North Gwinnett High student Brooke Nay will be featured on the 2014-15 State PTA Reflections Poster for the upcoming year’s PTA Reflections competition. Keith Farner writes about education. Good News from Schools appears in the Sunday edition of the Daily Post.

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We’re asking the wrong questions about cheating People love to judge a cheater. Some students at our local high school were caught cheating. They stole copies of a test. These weren’t the kind of kids who usually get into trouble. They were honor students, in gifted classes. They were competing in the high stakes game of top 20 college admissions, where every grade counts. So they found a way to win. My state, Georgia, has also been embroiled in a high profile teacher cheating scandal that made national news. Teachers and administrators are accused of giving elementary school kids advance answers to standardized tests. With their performance ratings and school funding dependent on test scores, several

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Why did honor students feel that they needed to steal a test to succeed? Why did teachers believe that giving kids the answers was the best way to keep their jobs? When someone violates the rules, it’s a human tendency to want to individualize their crimes. Lisa McLeod We tell ourselves that it’s an isolated incident. The teachers and adminisoffenders were people of trators, allegedly, fed low character or morals. the kids the answers in They were lazy. They advance to improve their were looking for the easy scores. way out. In both instances, I Placing blame on the hear people, including the moral failings of individmedia, asking the same uals makes us feel better, questions: Who are the but it’s a cheap out. It cheaters? How did they does nothing to solve the get caught? What’s their root problems and avoids punishment? our own culpability. These questions totally While we’re vilifying miss the point. The bigthe offenders — Fire the ger, better, question is teachers! Expel the stuwhy? dents! — we’re complete-

ly missing the point. How is it that we have created an educational system that prompts students and teachers to cheat? We’re not talking about a few isolated incidents. There have been cheating scandals at top universities, including Harvard and the Air Force Academy. Numerous academic studies have documented a significant rise in cheating, particularly among high-achieving students. Articles and advice abounds on how to stop the cheating, but why aren’t more people asking: Why is our system is causing the cheating in the first place? Systems are created to produce outcomes. People will work to achieve the outcomes the system deems important.

In the case of our educational system, we’ve decided that the most important outcomes are high test scores and top grades, not love of learning, not expanding young minds, and certainly not the development of individuals skills and talents. The way we evaluate administrators, teachers, and students has made it absolutely clear to all parties involved: grades and tests scores are what counts. Even well-intended parents, myself included, contribute to the problem when we ask, “How are your grades?” instead of “What interesting things are you learning?” The cheating students and teachers are not outliers. They’re the direct result of the system that we have created.

A free education is an amazing gift that our country gives our children. Yet everyday, I see kids and teachers treating it more like a prison sentence. I’m not a professional educator. But I do know a lot about human motivation. Humans crave reward and recognition. If we continue to reward test scores, we’ll continue to get cheating. But if we decide that we, the American people care passionately about learning, we’ll create a system that inspires our students and teachers to feel the same way. Lisa Earle McLeod is the author of several books, including “Selling with Noble Purpose: How to Drive Revenue and Do Work That Makes You Proud.”

exactly thrilled with that answer. She wanted him to say something more romantic, about how beautiful and wonderful she is. But eventually she came to see that he was exactly right. Marriage is ultimately about choosing each other — not just on the day you get engaged or the day you say your vows, but every single day for the rest of your lives. Even days you don’t feel like it. Especially days you don’t feel like it. Note that I used the word “love” in my anecdote about commitment. That’s because, when it

comes to marriage, love and commitment are essentially the same thing. The classic mistake young people (and sometimes older people) make when they first get married is assuming the feelings of strong affection and sexual desire they have for each other on that day — in other words, what we normally call “love” — will remain unchanged throughout their lives. People who have been married a long time, however, know that such feelings tend to ebb and flow and thus form a poor basis for a lasting marriage. They also understand that

you’re more likely to still feel those emotions, years into the marriage, if you continue to choose each other even on days when you don’t feel them. In other words, most people believe that commitment follows love. But one of the secrets to a long and happy marriage is understanding that, in reality, true love follows undying commitment. Rob Jenkins is a local freelance writer and the author of “Family Man: The Art of Surviving Domestic Tranquility,” available at Books for Less and on Amazon. Email Rob at

The cornerstone of any happy marriage: commitment My dad always said there are two kinds of married people: those who are committed, and those who probably ought to be. He was kidding, of course. “Commitment” is sort of the definition of marriage — or at least it used to be, before people began looking at their wedding vows the way college football coaches look at their contracts. I recently heard a divorce attorney say on the radio that “no one goes into a marriage thinking it will end.” Maybe not — but a lot of people go into marriage thinking it COULD end, if “things

they know are divorced — including, in many cases, their own parents. So what’s the big deal? I’ll leave you to decide if you think it’s a big deal. But let’s assume you do, since you’re reading this column. If Rob you truly want to have a Jenkins long and happy marriage, you must put out of your don’t work out.” mind the idea that you And therein lies the can always walk away. problem: If you start with You can’t. That’s what the assumption that mar- “commitment” means. riage is impermanent, it’s A good friend of mine very likely to be. was once asked by his Why do so many wife that immortal quespeople start with that as- tion, “Why do you love sumption? Because they me?” He replied, “Belook around and see that cause I choose to.” it’s so. Half the people At first, she wasn’t

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MILITARY NOTES Air Force Airman Shakira M. Simpson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Simpson is the daughter of Lillian Simpson of Snellville and granddaughter of Albert Silva of Lilburn. She is a graduate of Shiloh High School in Snellville. Army Pvt. Martin V. Roney has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus. Roney is the son of Ellen and Steve Roney of Lawrenceville. He is a 2013 graduate of

Collins Hill High School in Suwanee. Army Pvt. Shaim X. Sherriffe has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus. Sheriffe is the son of Caren MitchellCrewe of Snellville. He is a 2012 graduate of South Gwinnett High School in Snellville. Navy Seaman recruit Dion J. Batie recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. He is the son of Charles Batie of Norcross.

The following local students have graduated from Brevard College: Augustus Dukuly of Lawrenceville, Garrett Johnson of Lawrenceville.

Xi Sigma Pi honor society: Courtney Brissey of Dacula.

students made the honor roll at Washington and Lee University for Spring 2014: Man Dai of Lawrenceville, Chase Flint of Suwanee, Nicholas Lombardo of Duluth, Cody Solomon of Peachtree Corners.

The following local students have graduated from Louisburg College: Adrian Jr. Farris of Lawrenceville, The following local student Kenneth III Miller of Duluth, graduated cum laude from Boyce II Mullins of Snellville, Mercer Law School and Travis Parker of LawrencevThe following local stuwas the recipient of the Cali ille. dents graduated from the UniAward: Anthony James versity of Kansas: Arlington Marelle of Lawrenceville. The following local Lindskog of Lilburn, Terrell students made the honors list Dark of Snellville. The following local student at Louisburg College for received a scholarship from Spring 2014: Travis Parker of The following local student the Georgia Division of the Stone Mountain, Alexander made the dean’s list for FrankSociety of American ForestSims of Sugar Hill. lin and Marshall College: ers: Stephen Louis Wright Jamie Chapman of Dacula. Jr. of Roswell. The following local students have graduated from The following local student The following local student Washington and Lee Univer- graduated from the University received the Martha Love sity: Man Dai of Lawrencev- of Arkansas for Medical SciMay Memorial Scholarship ille, Rhett Delk of Duluth, ences: Amanda Maxedon of and was inducted into the Chase Flint of Suwanee, Buford. Leah Gose of Stone Mountain, Nicholas Lombardo of The following local Duluth, Cody Solomon of students graduated from Peachtree Corners, Jacqueline Clemson University: Yarbro of Suwanee. Lauren Elizabeth Noble of Berkeley Lake, Christopher The following local Glen Alston Jr. of Dacula,


Elisabeth Hannah Peevy of Dacula, Kimberly Michelle Bandy of Duluth, Matthew Carter Campbell of Duluth, Laura Anne Hayes of Duluth, Katherine Thayer Winfrey of Duluth, John Davis Selby of Grayson, Dana Marie Basso of Hoschton, Christie Elizabeth Cavorsi of Lawrenceville, Josh Max Gorman of Lawrenceville, Lisa Denise Parkerson of Lawrenceville, Annamarie Rose of Lawrenceville, Richard Jacob Rucker of Lawrenceville, Roy Junius Rusly of Lawrenceville, Logan Scott Taylor of Lawrenceville, Andrew J. McDowell of Lilburn, Spencer Kevin Clark of Norcross, Sara Elizabeth Galbreath of Norcross, Jessica Sawyer Hovis of Norcross, Stephen Ross Bucherati of Snellville, Meredith Frances Hallman of Snellville, William Thomas Middlebrooks of Snellville, Katharine Marie Johnson of Suwanee, Abigail Claire Lee of Suwanee, Howard Clay Martin III of Suwanee.





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Life’s puzzle is waiting for the pieces to fit This happened years ago. Mama was alive then so it’s been seven or eight years. I hadn’t thought about in almost that many years but when it came to mind the other day, I took to studying on it and how the circumstances and opportunities of life’s journey can be so fascinating. It demonstrates how life is a puzzle waiting for pieces to be clicked into place. Mama’s mother was born and raised in a mountain nook called Suches, Ga., where her father, the town’s postmaster and general store proprietor, amassed a bounty of land, probably paying a dollar an acre for it, if that much. The Appalachian Trail that runs over 2,000 miles to Maine begins on the land my greatgrandfather owned.

fort lived as a renter. Until the last few years of her life, she lived in houses without indoor plumbing. Mama and I tried, at least once a year, to go back into those mountains and visit the aunts, uncles and cousins who stayed, my favorites always Ronda being Uncle Tom Berry and Rich Aunt Annie Mae. One early summer Sunday, when the Though it is apart from my leaves were at their greenest nature, I have never embeland the rivers are refreshlished the poor circumstances ingly cool, we went back to in which Mama was raised, Uncle Tom Berry’s church for though her grandfather had a homecoming, the counplenty. He gifted to each try church annual tradition of many children — 14, I of bringing families back believe — a small farm. My together with morning church grandmother received 40 and a noontime covered dish acres but it was eventually lost dinner. during the hard times precedChurch homecomings are ing the Great Depression and always special because there’s for the rest of her life, this either a memorable preacher woman born to relative com- to preside or entertaining


Trudy is the lucky little girl this week. She is a two-monthold dilute calico. Trudy came to us as a very tiny little kitten. She apparently had a really bad encounter with a dog and lost part of one ear. She was a mess when she arrived, but after some TLC with one of our great fosters, this little survivor is happy and playful and ready for a home of her own. Come meet our Trudy at the shelter and see if you don’t fall in love.

I bought their homemade CD then called Karen Peck, my best friend and a Southern gospel artist who has had more than 15 number one records and been nominated for three Grammys. Karen does a homecoming event every year where she invites some of her best known friends to perform for a two-day event. “You have to invite these guys to perform,” I said. She hears this all the time but not from me. She replied, “In all the years I have known you, you have never pitched anyone. I trust you so I’m going to do it.” The guys performed, the crowd went nuts, jumping to their feet for a whooping standing ovation. A big time record producer as well as a manager were in the audience and signed them immediately.

Bam. Just like that. Those mountain boys went from a Sunday morning performance in a little country church to a Nashville recording studio. They became the “next big thing.” After a few years of growing fame and travel demands putting stress on their family lives, they broke up, admirably choosing the ones they loved over their music. But the moral of this story remains — opportunity and success can find you, regardless how well hidden you may be. Even in the hollows of the Appalachian mountains. Ronda Rich is the bestselling author of “There’s A Better Day A-Comin’.” Visit to sign up for her free weekly newsletter.

GWINNETT GAB Duluth student district winner in Farm Bureau essay contest

Each week the Gwinnett Daily Post will feature an animal available for adoption at the Georgia SPCA, which is located at 1175 Buford Highway, Suite 109, Suwanee, GA 30024. The hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sundays 1 until 4 p.m. You can see the rest of the adoptable cats and dogs at

music. That day, a bluegrass trio of young men in their twenties performed. Immediately, I was captivated. Their harmonies were pure and clear, their instrument playing truly talented and the original songs mostly written by the lead singer, Caleb, were incredible. I was blown away. Now, here, it is probably necessary for me to insert that I am mostly tone deaf, thanks to those years spent in racing, but here is the odd revelation — I cannot hear pitch to hit it but I can often hear when people miss pitch. It’s an oddity but true. That’s all to explain that somehow I knew those guys were pure magic. There amidst the Appalachian Mountains, I was convinced that I had found bluegrass music’s next legendary group.

air since 1972, making it ille location. “We are TV’s longest-running game amazed by the phenomenal talent within these kids and show. honored to help them reach their full potential. Our arts Lawrenceville Duluth Middle School programs not only foster teen wins creativity and self-expresstudent Vani Senthil was sion, but also help build named a district winner in photography critical skills they need in the Georgia Farm Bureau contest the classroom and beyond.” Federation’s middle school Brian Ball of LawThe ImageMakers essay contest. She received renceville won the 13-16 event is the culmination a $100 cash prize for her age division of the Boys of BGCMA’s yearlong essay on the contest’s & Girls Clubs of Metro photography program, topic “My Plate is Georgia Atlanta ImageMakers which focuses on the basic Grown.” A winner was Suwanee Photography Competition elements of photography selected from each of the resident to be on on Tuesday, May 13. Ball’s including lighting, compoFederation’s ten districts, work was selected from sition and focus. It is part with a state winner chosen game show more than 100 pieces creof the organization’s larger from the 10 district winOn Wednesday, Suwanee ated by members from the focus on academic achieveners. native Melissa Mitcham organization’s 27 locations. ment. “Our goal in holding Gwinnett Gab appears in will be a contestant on The “Many of the kids in our the essay contest is to Price Is Right. The show Clubs aren’t exposed to arts the Thursday and Sunday give Georgia students a editions of the Gwinnett chance to learn more about will air at 11 a.m. on CBS. and cultural enrichment Daily Post. To submit an Named the greatest game as part of their everyday Georgia agriculture, the top item to Gwinnett Gab, lives,” said Rory Johnson, industry in our state,” Geor- show of all time by TV email gab@gwinnettdailyexecutive directer of the gia Farm Bureau President Guide in 2007, The Price Is Right has been on the organization’s Lawrencev- Zippy Duvall said. “Vani is to be commended for her essay on how food produced in Georgia contributes to our health and economic well-being.” The contest received a total of 62 entries from the Federation’s ten districts. A seventh-grader, Senthil was the top winner from the 3rd district, which consists of parts of metro Atlanta and west Georgia.

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City by City is a weekly look at the happenings in the places you call home

AUBURN Local library to kick off summer reading programs The Auburn Public Library will kick off its summer reading program for children — “Fizz, Boom, Read” — beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, with Big Thinkers, a science-based program with hands-on experiments. During the event, children can sign up to participate in the reading program, which will culminate in a summer luau July 19 where drawings will be held for ultimate reading winners. “It’s so exciting,” library branch manager Julia Simpson said. “We absolutely just love the summer reading program. I can’t think of a better place to be for free programming.” A kickoff event for the teen’s summer reading program, “Spark a Reaction,” will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 31, when teens will make DIY speakers for iPhones and iPods and glowin-the-dark T-shirts. All materials will be provided. Both kick-off events will be held at the Auburn Public Library, which is located at 24 Fifth St. in Auburn. For more information, call 770-513-2925. BARROW COUNTY County schools to offer summer feeding program The Barrow County school system will offer children meals at no cost this summer at Winder-Barrow High School, Apalachee High School and Kennedy Elementary School. The Seamless Summer Nutrition Program will run each day from May 27 to June 26 and offer “a variety of healthy entree choices, whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables.” Anyone 18 years old or younger is invited to participate and walkins are welcome. Breakfast will be served each day from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., with lunch from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Accompanying adults may purchase meals for $3.


and a blanket for the noon event, which includes a Memorial Day presentation and a performance by the Steve Dwiggins Band, as well as hot dogs and drinks. PEACHTREE CORNERS Free festival held Saturday A festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31 at the Norcross Peachtree Square Shopping Center on Peachtree Parkway. Inflatables, carnival games with prizes and free activities for the kids will be available. The event will also have free popcorn and snow cones.

Lebanon Baptist Church celebrates 100-year milestone By Emily Clance

several traditional services and activities for its members and families, such as sunrise servicLAWRENCEVILLE — In es on Easter Sunday, Easter egg 1914, 12 people gathered in a hunts, Christmas plays, combarn on Duluth Highway and munion three times a year and prayed about starting a church. revivals in June. The church also A hundred years later, that supports the Georgia Baptist church, Lebanon Baptist Church Children’s Home. in Lawrenceville, is still there, “It’s just a small country and they recently celebrated church that still has the old-fashtheir centennial with a special ioned ways, still has the spirit,” worship service on May 17. church member Reba Johnson Originally built in 1914, and said. formerly called Church of the Of the pastors who have Wildwood, Lebanon Baptist served Lebanon Baptist Church, Church is home to approxibeginning with the Rev. P.C. mately 145 members, with a new Fowler in 1914, 10 are still building constructed in 1955, living, along with five pastors’ Sunday school rooms added widows. The oldest female in 1982 and a baptism pool in member is 89 years old; its old1988. All construction work has est male member is 88-year-old been done by the church’s mem- Hubert Ford, who has been atbers since its founding. tending the church for 59 years. Lebanon Baptist Church offers “It’s a wonderful place,” Ford Staff Intern

said. “We’re more or less just home people. Everybody just comes to church and feels at home.” Though Ford added that the church isn’t as big as it used to be, he said it’s still a good size, with an average of 30 to 35 students in each Sunday school class and 50 to 60 people in service each Sunday. For the 100-year celebration, all the living pastors, pastors’ wives and families attended and were introduced and honored with a ceremony. After a service of singing and a sermon, the congregation finished the centennial with an outdoor dinner afterwards. Lebanon Baptist Church’s regular Sunday worship services start with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. each week.

SNELLVILLE Retiring Partee principal honored A retiring local principal was honored earlier this month, with Snellville Mayor Kelly Kautz proclaiming Principal Lavern Lynch Rush Day. Rush is retiring at the end of the school year as principal of Partee Elementary School. “Under the leadership of Principal Rush Partee Elementary has been recognized as a High Progress School which means academically it ranks in the top 10 percent of all Title I schools in Georgia,” the proclamation reads. “During the 2014 school year Partee Elementary was ranked No. 12 of 77 on the Gwinnett County Weighted School Assessment for elementary schools. In addition Partee Elementary has received a 98 out of 100 on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, the highest score of all Gwinnett County Schools.”

SUGAR HILL City recognized by Municipal Gas Authority The city of Sugar Hill was recently honored by the Municipal Gas p.m. Monday through family-oriented. Brasel- ery effort to inform resi- ing Monday, May 19, Authority of Georgia. Friday. dents of the times when to participants and ton Park is located at The statewide organiaccess to individual sponsors of the recent 115 Harrison St. zation gave the city a driveways may be inter- Grayson Day festival. marketing excellence LILBURN rupted for a period of The festival raised award for “highest waBUFORD Lilburn White Elephant ter heater installations,” time. The city asks that more than $50,000 in Sale coming in June Tannery Row hosting residents drive carefully cash and gifts for the officials said. Spring cleaners can “This is further ‘BluesFest’ art exhibit and observe any traffic Make-A-Wish Foundacontrol efforts by contion and sponsored five reserve their space in Tannery Row Artevidence of Sugar Hill’s tractor employees. children with life-threat- the 2014 White Elephant continued growth in the ist Colony is currently ening diseases. Sale, planned in Lilburn residential and comhosting its “Blues Fest” A check from the city on June 21. juried art show, an mercial markets due DULUTH BERKELEY LAKE for more than $40,000 The sale provides an exhibit that is “all about to the high quality of Street sweeping Works continues was presented to opportunity to repurpose life of city residents,” a the blues.” The opening begins this week at Henderson Nature reception and awards Make-A-Wish repreunwanted items and city news release said. A three-week project sentative Erica Ross, Sanctuary shop for new treasures were last weekend, but “Sugar Hill has seen Susan Hanson and making it the largest like a garage sale, a the show runs through to clean the streets the growth of over 40 of Duluth begins this the rest of her Berkesingle Make-A-Wish website posting says. June 21. residential units durweek and city officials ley Lake Conservancy fundraiser this year in Space reservation fee ing the typically slower The show features are asking residents members continue to Georgia and Grayson is $15 and spaces are the work of more than winter construction to not park along work on the Henderthe only city to take on limited. Sellers should 40 artists and attenmonths.” the streets starting son Nature Sanctuary such a huge project. be set up by 8 a.m. the dance is free. at 7 p.m. each night. near Bayway Circle. morning of the sale. For Tannery Row is SUWANEE Sweeping will take The city funded plants more information, go to a visual arts center LAWRENCEVILLE Coming in June: place at night as well and trees there and that houses 17 artists as during the day in Lawrenceville hiring Food trucks and for the planned splitalongside galleries and for immediate opening ‘Hunger Games’ rail fence which will be studios. It is located at areas where there is less traffic. The maLOGANVILLE The first weekend in installed soon. Among in gas department 554 West Main St. in jor reasons for street June will be an event the blooming plants is The city of LawNew book explores Buford. a native shrub known renceville’s gas depart- relationship with God doubleheader in SuFor more information, sweeping are to preas Virginia sweetspire wanee. On Friday, food ment has an immediate A new book by Lovisit vent annoyances arising from street dirt and opening for a crew (Itea virginica), and trucks will roll into Town ganville author Teresa nery-row-artist-colony. dust, clogging of storm member. many of the native Goggins, called “Trained Center Park, and on drain catch basins, to plants planted there Saturday, the second inThis is an entry level to Conquer,” explores DACULA enhance the appearwere chosen specifistallment in the “Hunger position responsible for having a relationship Residents asked to be ance of the community performing a variety of with God in order to cally because they are Games” series will be aware of construction and promote safety. good pollinator plants. screened. skilled and semi-skilled have a renewed and The city will post A federal Community The tentative June Hanson asks resiactivities as part of a more focused mind on temporary “No ParkDevelopment Block Food Truck Friday linedents to limit use of crew whose purpose a daily basis. According ing” signs at least 24 up includes: The Blaxipesticides to keep bees Grant has provided is to construct, mainto a press release, this hours before sweeping tain, locate and repair funding for rebuilding and butterflies alive book will help to cultivate can, Down the Bayou, the streets and asks the existing sidewalks, Happy Belly, King of and working for the the city’s gas facilities. and enhance the gift of residents to avoid park- Applicants must have improving the drainarea. God. As readers take the Pops, Mighty Meatage, providing concrete ing or placing anything a valid Georgia driver’s word of God, and “lace balls, Moveable Feast, along the street edge driveway aprons in the On Tapa the World, license with the abilup their spiritual boots, BRASELTON right-of-way and resur- for at least a week Pressed for Time, Wow!, ity to obtain a Georgia they will see and know City to host ‘Movie after the signs have facing Hill Circle and and Yumbii. Dinner will commercial driver’s that not only has their South Street in Dacula. been placed to ensure Under the Stars’ be served from 5:30 to license, a good driving life been transformed, each street has been Allied Paving, the The town of Braselhistory, and must be 21 but also as they stand in 9:30 p.m.; The Fly Betty city’s contractor for the cleaned properly. The ton will host a “Movie Band will perform at 7 years old. Applicants the gap for others they streets will be swept project, expects the Under the Stars” on must also have verifiwill see their lives trans- p.m. twice a year, in the work to be completed Saturday, June 14. “The Hunger Games: able references and a formed as well.” spring and in the fall. within the contract Starting at dusk at Catching Fire” will copy of a high school period of 90 days, but Braselton Park, the be shown beginning diploma or GED. NORCROSS as with any construcscreening will feature around 8:30 p.m. It’s The hourly rate for GRAYSON Memorial Day tion project, there will “Mr. Peabody and rated PG-13 and stars this position is $12.58 City raises more than with an excellent benpresentation planned Jennifer Lawrence, Sherman,” an animated be inconveniences for Norcross will cel$50K for foundation efit package. residents along these movie described on Josh Hutcherson, Liam ebrate Memorial Monduring Grayson Day as “the time- streets. Hemsworth and the Applications can be According to the travelling adventures Grayson Mayor Allate Philip Seymour obtained at Lawrencev- day with an event at Thrasher Park. of an advanced canine city’s website, traffic will lison Wilkerson made Hoffman. Bring chairs, ille City Hall at 70 S. Officials encourage be maintained and the and his adopted son.” presentations during blankets, and snacks to Clayton St. between the people to bring chairs The event is free and contractor will make ev- a city council meetTown Center Park. hours of 8 a.m. and 5


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Community Calendar prints periodically and as space permits. Send items for the Community Calendar to or the Gwinnett Daily Post, P.O. Box 603, Lawrenceville, GA, 30046. The fax number is 770339-8081. Please include event name, time and date, location, with address, phone number, and cost. Deadline is two weeks prior to the event.


‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ The Aurora theatre will present “Don’t Dress for Dinner” May 1 through 25 at the theatre. For more information, visit Live music The Speakeasy at Adam’s Restaurant in Buford hosts live music Fridays and Saturdays. Music starts at

COMMUNITY CALENDAR 8:30 p.m. and the restaurant is located at 15 E. Main St. in Buford. There is no cover charge and reservations are not required. For more information, visit www. or call 678-745-0379. Art Classes for Seniors There will be free amateur art classes for seniors offered from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. every first and third Monday at the Buford Human Services Center, 2755 Sawnee Ave. in Buford. For more information, visit or call 770-614-2526. Free Writing Groups There will be meetings for aspiring novelists from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every first and third Tuesday at the Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. For more information, visit centervillecom- or call 770-985-4713. Computer Classes for Adults There will be basic computer classes for adults offered from 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday at the Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross. For more information, visit or call 678-225-5400. Computer Classes for Seniors There will be basic computer classes for seniors ages 60+ offered from 9 to 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross. For more information, visit or call 678225-5400. Affordable Care Act Information Representatives from the

Hispanic Health Coalition will provide information about the Affordable Care Act from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday in the lobby of the Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross. For more information, visit or call 678-225-5400.

May 26

21st annual Dacula Memorial Day Parade The city of Dacula will host a Memorial Day Parade at 10 a.m. May 26 starting at Hebron Baptist Church, 202 Hebron Church Rd. in Dacula, and ends at Dacula High School. Sons of Confederate Veterans Meeting The Major Wiliam E. Simmons Camp 96, Sons of Confederate Veterans will have their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on May 26 at the Historic Female Seminary, 455 Perry St. in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 770-339-4725. GCCA Meeting The Northeast Region of the Georgia Christian Counselors Association will have their monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on May 26 at Meadow Baptist Church, 1446 Calvin Davis Circle in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 770-271-9888.

May 28

‘Planet Earth, Inc.’ The Aurora theater will present “Planet Earth, Inc.” at 10 and 11:30 a.m. on May 28 at the theatre. For more information, visit

May 29

Multi-National Game Night Centerville Community Center will host a multinational game night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 29 at Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Rd. in Snellville.

May 31

Movies Under the Stars: Secret Life of Walter Mitty The Mall of Georgia will present The Secret Life of Walter Mitty at 6:30 p.m. May 31 at the Mall of Georgia Village Amphitheatre. For more information, visit mallofgeor- or call 678-4828788.

June 4

Luncheon with Authors Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart Gwinnett County Public Libraries will host a luncheon with the New Tork Times bestselling authors Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart on June 4 at the Garden Plaze, 230 Collins Industrial Way in Lawrenceville. For more information, visit ‘Diggery Digger’s Rock ‘n Roar Dino Show’ The Aurora Theater will present “Diggery Digger’s Rock ‘n Roar Dino Show” at 10 and 11:30 a.m. on June 4 at the theatre. For more information, visit Driver Safety Program for Seniors The AARP will host a Driver Safety Program for seniors over the age of 50 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 4 at the Buford Human Resource center, 2755 Sawnee Ave. in Buford. For more information, visit or call 770614-2526.

June 6

Home Canning Class There will be a class about how to properly can summer fruits and vegetables from 2 to 4 p.m on June 6 at Centerville Community Center, 3015 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. For more information, visit or call 770-985-4713.

more information, visit or call 678-482-8788.

June 11

‘Camp Aurora Magic Show’ The Aurora Theatre will present “Camp Aurora Magic Show” at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on June 11 at the theatre. For more information, visit

June 12

‘Man Made Meals’ Book Talk and Cooking Demonstration Gwinnett County Public Libraries will present Steven Raichlen to give a book talk and cooking demonstration at 7 p.m. June 12 at the Norcross Cultural Arts Center, 10 College St. in Norcross. For more information, visit

June 14

Peachtree Corners Festival The Peachtree Corners Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 14 and from noon to 5 p.m. June 15 on the corner of Woodhill Drive and The Corners Parkway in Peachtree Corners. For more information, visit Movies Under the Stars: ‘Man of Steel’ The Mall of Georgia will present “Man of Steel” at 6:30 p.m. June 14 at the Mall of Georgia Village Amphitheatre. For more information, visit or call 678-482-8788.

June 17

Water Conservation Workshop June 7 There will be a work27th annual Historic shop with tips about how Buford 10K & 5K to conserve water at 6 p.m. Run the Rails in Buford on June 17 at the Norcross with Mercedes Benz and the Human Services Center, Buford High School Athletic 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Department will host the 27th Norcross. For more informaannual Historic Buford 10K & tion, visit 5K at 7:30 a.m. June 7 at the or call 678-225-5400. Amphitheater in Downtown June 18 Buford, 395 East Main St. in ‘Music Makes A Splash’ Buford. For more information, The Aurora Theatre will visit present “Music Makes A Movies Under the Stars: Splash” at 10 a.m. and 11:30 ‘Frozen’ a.m. on June 18 at the theThe Mall of Georgia will atre. For more information, present “Frozen” at 6:30 p.m. visit June 7 at the Mall of Georgia June 21 Village Amphitheatre. For Movies Under the Stars: ‘Iron Man 3’ The Mall of Georgia will present “Iron Man 3” at 6:30 p.m. June 21 at the Mall of Georgia Village Amphitheatre. For more information, visit or call 678-482-8788.

June 25

‘Fizz, Boom, POP!’ The Aurora Theatre will present “Fizz, Boom, POP!” at 10 and 11:30 a.m. on June 25 at the theater. For more information, visit

June 27

Sugar Hill presents: ‘The Wizard of Oz’ The City of Sugar Hill will present “The Wizard of Oz” at dusk on June 27 at the Sugar Hill City Hall Amphitheater, 5039 West Broad St. in Sugar Hill. For more information, call 770-831-7413.

June 28

Movies Under the Stars: ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ The Mall of Georgia will present “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” at 6:30 p.m. June 28 at the Mall of Georgia Village Amphitheatre. For more information, visit mallofgeorgia. com or call 678-482-8788.




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America’s Funniest Home Videos ’ (CC) America’s Funniest Home Videos ’ (CC) Castle Beckett and Castle face decisions. (CC) (:01) Motive “Raw Deal” A suspicious suicide. (Local Programming) 60 Minutes (N) ’ (CC) The Good Wife Alicia represents a band. (CC) The Good Wife “We, the Juries” ’ (CC) The Mentalist Several DEA agents are killed. ’ (Local Programming) (Local Programming) (5:30) NASCAR Racing Sprint Cup: Coca-Cola 600. From Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. (N) ’ (Live) (CC) (Local Programming) (5:30) ››› “Rocky II” (1979, Drama) Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith. ’ ›› “Rocky IV” (1985, Drama) Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young. ’ ››‡ Rocky V (1990) Dateline NBC ’ (CC) American Dream Builders “Beach Home” (N) Believe Bo and Tate try to stop a tragic event. Crisis Ian witnesses something unthinkable. (N) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) National Memorial Day Concert (N) ’ (Live) (CC) National Memorial Day Concert ’ (CC) (Local Programming) Atlanta Voices “Memories of World War II” (CC) Dick Winters: Hang Tough ’ (CC) Nazi Mega Weapons “Fortress Berlin” ’ (CC) Eagles of Mercy ’ (CC) D-Day: The Price of Freedom ’ (CC) The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Modern Family ’ (CC) Modern Family ’ (CC) ››‡ “Orphan” (2009, Horror) Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman. The Closer (CC) Storage Wars ’ (CC) Storage Wars ’ (CC) Storage Wars ’ (CC) Storage Wars ’ (CC) Storage Wars ’ (CC) Storage Wars ’ (CC) (:01) Storage Wars ’ (:31) Storage Wars ’ (:02) Storage Wars ’ (:32) Storage Wars ’ TURN Abe is ambushed by a desperate patriot. TURN Abe tries to protect Anna. ’ (CC) TURN Anna searches for intelligence. (N) (CC) Mad Men Don is troubled by a letter. (N) (CC) (:04) Mad Men Don is troubled by a letter. (CC) Married to Medicine “Textual Healing” Married to Medicine “A Fashion Faux-Pas” Married to Medicine (N) Married to Medicine The Real Housewives of Atlanta Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown “Russia” Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (6:56) South Park (CC) (:27) South Park (CC) (7:57) South Park (CC) (:28) South Park (CC) (8:58) South Park (CC) (:29) South Park (CC) (9:59) South Park “The Coon Trilogy” Coon and friends help victims. (:31) South Park (CC) Alaska: The Last Frontier ’ (CC) Alaska: The Last Frontier ’ (CC) Alaska: The Last Frontier ’ (CC) Alaska: The Last Frontier ’ (CC) Alaska: The Last Frontier ’ (CC) Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown (N) MLB Baseball St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds. From Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC) College Baseball NCAA Studio Update College Softball NCAA Tournament, Super Regional: Teams TBA. (If necessary). (N) (Live) (CC) NHRA Drag Racing Kansas Nationals. From Topeka, Kan. (N Same-day Tape) (CC) Keeping Up With the Kardashians (Part 2 of 2) Total Divas “What Happens In Cabo” Total Divas Brie’s wedding fast approaches. (N) Total Divas Brie’s wedding fast approaches. The E! True Hollywood Story ’ (CC) (6:00) ›‡ “Zookeeper” (2011) Kevin James. ›› “Bedtime Stories” (2008, Comedy) Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce. ›› “Happy Gilmore” (1996, Comedy) Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen. FOX Report (N) Huckabee FOX News Special Stossel Huckabee Chopped A 100-year-old egg; mango pudding. Guy’s Grocery Games “Grocery Grillin”’ (N) Iron Chef America (N) Cutthroat Kitchen “Well, Hot Clam!” (N) Kitchen Casino “Aw Shucks” (N) MLB Baseball: Rockies at Braves Braves Live! Postgame Braves Live! Postgame UFC Unleashed (N) Bull Riding Championship. (Taped) World Poker Tour: Season 12 (5:30) ››‡ “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” ››› “X-Men: First Class” (2011, Action) James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne. (:03) ››› “X-Men: First Class” (2011, Action) (6:00) “A Ring by Spring” (2014) (CC) Signed, Sealed, Delivered “The Future Me” (N) “Undercover Bridesmaid” (2012, Romance-Comedy) Brooke Burns, Gregory Harrison. (CC) Signed, Sealed, Delivered “The Future Me” Property Brothers “Kathryn & Eric” (CC) Caribbean Life (CC) Caribbean Life (CC) Beachfront Bargain Beachfront Bargain Living Alaska (CC) Living Alaska (CC) House Hunters (CC) Hunters Int’l Pawn Stars ’ (CC) Pawn Stars ’ (CC) Pawn Stars ’ (CC) Pawn Stars ’ (CC) Pawn Stars ’ (CC) Pawn Stars ’ (CC) Pawn Stars “All in” ’ (:31) Pawn Stars (CC) Big Rig Bounty Hunters Big Rig Bounty Hunters (6:00) ›‡ “The Ugly Truth” (2009) (CC) ››‡ “27 Dresses” (2008, Romance-Comedy) Katherine Heigl, James Marsden. Premiere. (CC) (:01) Devious Maids “Private Lives” (N) (CC) (:02) ››‡ “27 Dresses” (2008) (CC) SpongeBob SpongeBob Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House “Air Jesse” Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) (:36) Friends ’ (CC) (6:00) “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” ››› “Shrek 2” (2004, Comedy) Voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz. (DVS) ››› “Shrek 2” (2004, Comedy) Voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz. (DVS) (6:00) ››› “The Password Is Courage” ›››‡ “No Time for Sergeants” (1958, Comedy) Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick. (CC) (:15) ››‡ “Onionhead” (1958, Comedy) Andy Griffith, Felicia Farr, Walter Matthau. (6:00) ››‡ “The Forbidden Kingdom” (2008) NBA Tip-Off (N) (Live) (CC) NBA Basketball San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder. Western Conference Final, game 3. From Oklahoma City. Inside the NBA (N) (6:49) The Cosby Show (:21) The Cosby Show (7:54) The Cosby Show (:27) The Cosby Show Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond (:12) Everybody Loves Raymond “The Visit” ’ Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond NCIS The team searches for Harper Dearing. ’ NCIS NCIS facilities manager is found dead. ’ NCIS The team investigates a Marine’s murder. NCIS Investigating a helicopter crash. ’ Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’


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(Local Programming) The Middle ’ (CC) The Goldbergs ’ (CC) Modern Family ’ (CC) (:31) The Goldbergs ’ Motive A self-defense case. (N) ’ (CC) (DVS) (Local Programming) Jimmy Kimmel Live ’ (Local Programming) Hawaii Five-0 “Pukana” ’ (CC) Criminal Minds “The Caller” ’ (CC) (DVS) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ’ (CC) (DVS) (Local Programming) Late Show Letterman (Local Programming) Arrow Felicity and Diggle look for Oliver. (CC) The 100 Bellamy receives an irresistible offer. (Local Programming) (Local Programming) So You Think You Can Dance “Auditions No. 1” Dancers audition for the judges. (N) (CC) (Local Programming) Law & Order: Criminal Intent “Bombshell” (CC) Cold Case “Daniela” The fate of a runaway. ’ Cold Case Prison murder case is reopened. ’ Law & Order: Criminal Intent “Endgame” (CC) Law & Order: Criminal Intent “Renewal” (CC) (Local Programming) Growing Up Fisher (N) Growing Up Fisher (N) Chicago PD ’ (CC) Chicago PD ’ (CC) (Local Programming) Tonight Show-J. Fallon (Local Programming) Nature “American Eagle” Bald eagle. ’ (CC) NOVA “D-Day’s Sunken Secrets” Sunken Allied ships in France. (N) ’ (CC) (DVS) (Local Programming) The Return of Sherlock Holmes ’ (CC) Antiques Roadshow “Richmond” (CC) Antiques Roadshow ’ Antiques Roadshow Masterpiece Classic “Mr. Selfridge, Season 2” Justice and romance are served. ’ (CC) The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Meet the Browns House of Payne Meet the Browns House of Payne Modern Family ’ (CC) Seinfeld “The Trip” Family Guy (CC) Family Guy “Petarded” Duck Dynasty ’ (CC) Duck Dynasty ’ (CC) Duck Dynasty ’ (CC) Duck Dynasty ’ (CC) Duck Dynasty ’ (CC) Duck Dynasty ’ (CC) Duck Dynasty ’ (CC) (:31) Duck Dynasty ’ (:02) Duck Dynasty ’ (:32) Duck Dynasty ’ (5:30) ››› “Die Hard 2” (1990) Bruce Willis. ››› “Die Hard With a Vengeance” (1995, Action) Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson. (CC) ››‡ “Invincible” (2006) Mark Wahlberg. Million Dollar Listing New York Million Dollar Listing New York Million Dollar Listing New York (N) Million Dollar Listing New York What Happens Million Dollar Listing Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) (CC) Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown CNN Tonight (N) (Live) Anderson Cooper 360 (CC) The Colbert Report Daily Show (7:57) Key & Peele (:28) Key & Peele (CC) (8:58) South Park (CC) (:29) South Park (CC) (9:59) South Park (CC) South Park (CC) Daily Show The Colbert Report Dual Survival ’ (CC) Dual Survival: Untamed (N) ’ (CC) Dual Survival “No Man Is an Island” (N) ’ (CC) Kodiak Two hunters arrive in Kodiak. (N) (CC) Dual Survival “No Man Is an Island” ’ (CC) (6:00) SportsCenter (N) NBA Countdown (N) (Live) NBA Basketball Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers. Eastern Conference Final, Game 5. (If necessary). (N) (Live) (CC) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC) Highly Questionable SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC) (:25) FIFA World Cup Special (N) (:25) Soccer Mexico vs. Israel. From Mexico City. (N) (Live) Olbermann (N) (CC) E! News (N) E! News Total Divas Brie’s wedding fast approaches. The Soup (N) The Soup Chelsea Lately (N) E! News Melissa & Joey (CC) Melissa & Joey (CC) Melissa & Joey (N) ’ Baby Daddy (N) (CC) ›› “Confessions of a Shopaholic” (2009, Comedy) Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter. The 700 Club ’ (CC) On the Record With Greta Van Susteren (N) The O’Reilly Factor (N) (CC) The Kelly File (N) Hannity (N) The O’Reilly Factor (CC) Restaurant: Impossible “Pollard’s Bar-B-Que” Save My Bakery “Viking Pastries” Restaurant: Impossible “A Lot to Lose” Restaurant: Impossible (N) Diners, Drive Diners, Drive College Track and Field Conference USA Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Championships. (Taped) UFC Unleashed Car Warriors ’ (CC) World Poker Tour: Season 12 (6:00) ››‡ “Horrible Bosses” (2011) ››‡ “Love & Other Drugs” (2010, Drama) Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt. ››‡ “Love & Other Drugs” (2010) Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway. The Waltons Elizabeth falls from the log pile. The Waltons The family helps Elizabeth walk. The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) Frasier “Rivals” (CC) Frasier ’ (CC) Frasier ’ (CC) Frasier ’ (CC) Buying and Selling “Warren & Jill” (CC) Property Brothers A search for a modern home. Property Brothers “Danielle and Chad” (CC) House Hunters (N) (CC) Hunters Int’l Property Brothers “Stan & Leslie” (CC) The World Wars ’ (Part 2 of 3) (CC) The World Wars ’ (Part 2 of 3) (CC) The World Wars War breaks out again under new world leaders. (N) (Part 3 of 3) (CC) (:04) The World Wars ’ (Part 3 of 3) (CC) Wife Swap “Stonerock/Finley” ’ (CC) “Petals on the Wind” (2014, Suspense) Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn, Dylan Bruce. (CC) “Flowers in the Attic” (2014, Suspense) Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn, Kiernan Shipka. (CC) SpongeBob Sam & Cat ’ (CC) Full House (CC) Full House (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) (:36) Friends ’ (CC) Seinfeld “The Money” Family Guy ’ (CC) The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Deal With It (N) Conan (CC) (6:00) ››‡ “Hit the Deck” (1955) (CC) ››‡ “My Man Godfrey” (1957, Comedy) June Allyson, David Niven. Premiere. ››› “The Opposite Sex” (1956, Musical Comedy) June Allyson, Joan Collins. (CC) Castle Beckett reconsiders her career. ’ (CC) Castle A novelist helps police find a killer. ’ Castle A nanny’s body is stashed in a dryer. ’ Castle Death of a teenage boy. ’ (CC) (DVS) Hawaii Five-0 “He Kane Hewa’ole” (CC) (DVS) Roseanne ’ (CC) Roseanne ’ (CC) Roseanne ’ (CC) Roseanne ’ (CC) Hot in Cleveland (CC) Hot in Cleveland (CC) Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ NCIS A suicide bomber kills a Marine. ’ (CC) NCIS: Los Angeles “Parley” ’ (CC) (DVS) NCIS: Los Angeles “Descent” ’ (CC) (DVS) Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’ Modern Family ’

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(Local Programming) Shark Tank Mobile fitness company for kids. ’ What Would You Do? ’ (CC) 20/20 ’ (CC) (Local Programming) Jimmy Kimmel Live ’ (Local Programming) Undercover Boss “Donato’s” ’ (CC) Hawaii Five-0 “O Kela Me Keia Manawa” (CC) Blue Bloods “Growing Boys” ’ (CC) (Local Programming) Late Show Letterman (Local Programming) Whose Line Is It? Whose Line Is It? Hart of Dixie “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” (Local Programming) (Local Programming) 24: Live Another Day ’ (CC) (DVS) Gang Related “Sangre Por Sangre” (CC) (DVS) (Local Programming) Cold Case A 45-year-old jockey is murdered. ’ Cold Case Murder of a 14-year-old foster child. Cold Case A teenager who was killed. ’ (CC) Cold Case The team looks for a student’s killer. Cold Case “Iced” A murdered hockey player. (Local Programming) Dateline NBC ’ (CC) Crossbones Pirates steal an important device. (Local Programming) Tonight Show-J. Fallon (Local Programming) Washington Week Charlie Rose National Memorial Day Concert ’ (CC) Yellowstone: Land (Local Programming) PBA30 Specials PBA30 Specials PBA30 Specials The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Meet the Browns House of Payne Meet the Browns House of Payne Modern Family ’ (CC) Seinfeld “The Ticket” Family Guy ’ (CC) Family Guy ’ (CC) The First 48 “Killer Debt; House of Rage” (CC) The First 48 A turf war results in two killings. ’ The First 48 “A Date With Death; Paid in Blood” The First 48 Body found in a creek bed. ’ (CC) (:02) The First 48 “Abandoned by the Bayou” ›››‡ “The Matrix” (1999) Keanu Reeves. A computer hacker joins forces with rebel warriors to battle a malevolent cyberintelligence. (CC) (:01) ››› “The Matrix Reloaded” (2003) Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne. (CC) (4:00) ›››› “Titanic” (1997) Kate Winslet ›› “Pearl Harbor” (2001, War) Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale. Premiere. ›› “Pearl Harbor” (2001, War) Ben Affleck. Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) (CC) CNN Tonight (N) (Live) CNN Spotlight Unguarded Morgan Spurlock Inside Man The Colbert Report Daily Show (7:57) Futurama (CC) (:28) Futurama ’ (CC) (8:58) Key & Peele (:29) Key & Peele (CC) (9:59) Key & Peele Tosh.0 (CC) ››‡ “American Pie 2” (2001) Jason Biggs. Naked and Afraid ’ (CC) Naked and Afraid ’ (CC) Naked and Afraid ’ (CC) Chrome Underground “Road Rage” (N) ’ (CC) Naked and Afraid ’ (CC) (6:00) SportsCenter (N) NBA Countdown (N) (Live) NBA Basketball Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat. Eastern Conference Final, Game 6. From Miami. (If necessary). (N) (CC) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC) College Softball NCAA World Series, Game 5: Teams TBA. From Oklahoma City. (N) (Live) (CC) NCAA Studio Update College Softball NCAA World Series, Game 6: Teams TBA. From Oklahoma City. (N) (Live) (CC) Olbermann (N) (CC) E! News (N) E! News Fashion Police (N) Fashion Police Chelsea Lately E! News (6:00) ›› “The Last Song” (2010, Drama) Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear. ›› “The Prince & Me” (2004, Romance-Comedy) Julia Stiles, Luke Mably, Ben Miller. The 700 Club ’ (CC) On the Record With Greta Van Susteren (N) The O’Reilly Factor (N) (CC) The Kelly File (N) Hannity (N) The O’Reilly Factor (CC) Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives “BBQ Legends” MLB Baseball Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins. From Marlins Park in Miami. (N) (Live) Braves Live! Postgame Braves Live! Postgame World Poker Tour: Season 12 How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother ››› “Star Trek” (2009) Chris Pine. Young James T. Kirk, Spock and the rest of the Enterprise crew embark on a collision course with a vengeful Romulan. ››› Star Trek The Waltons Ben unknowingly hires a drunkard. The Waltons Jason tries to reform a relative. The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) Frasier ’ (CC) Frasier “Out With Dad” Frasier ’ (CC) Frasier “Whine Club” Hunters Int’l House Hunters (CC) Amazing Water Homes (N) (CC) Island Hunters (CC) Island Hunters (CC) House Hunters (CC) Hunters Int’l House Hunters (CC) Hunters Int’l American Pickers “The Italian Job: Part 2” (CC) American Pickers A hurricane-ravaged barn. ’ American Pickers “Bonnie, Clyde and the King” American Pickers “Sweet Homes Alabama” ’ (:02) American Pickers “Frank’s Pacemaker” ’ Wife Swap “Petersen/Vaughn” ’ (CC) Off Their Rockers Off Their Rockers Wife Swap ’ (CC) To Be Announced SpongeBob Sam & Cat ’ (CC) Sam & Cat ’ (CC) Sam & Cat ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) (:36) Friends ’ (CC) Seinfeld “The Note” Seinfeld “The Truth” ››› “Wedding Crashers” (2005, Comedy) Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken. (DVS) ››› “Wedding Crashers” (2005) Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn. (DVS) (6:15) ››› “While the City Sleeps” (1956) ››‡ “Newsfront” (1978, Drama) Bill Hunter, Chris Haywood, Angela Punch. Premiere. ››‡ “Sunday Too Far Away” (1975) Jack Thompson. Premiere. Chant of Jim Castle A dead man is tangled in tree limbs. ’ ››› “The Lincoln Lawyer” (2011, Suspense) Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe. (CC) (DVS) ››› “The Score” (2001) Robert De Niro, Edward Norton. (CC) Hot in Cleveland Hot in Cleveland Hot in Cleveland Hot in Cleveland One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Choice” ’ Modern Family ’ (CC) Modern Family ’ (CC) Modern Family ’ (CC) Modern Family ’ (CC) Modern Family ’ (CC) Modern Family ’ (CC) Modern Family ’ (CC) Playing House


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MAY 29, 2014

(Local Programming) The Bachelorette ’ (CC) Black Box A soldier struggles with an injury. (N) (Local Programming) Jimmy Kimmel Live ’ (Local Programming) The Big Bang Theory (:31) The Millers (CC) Two and a Half Men (:31) Bad Teacher (N) (:01) Elementary “Tremors” ’ (CC) (Local Programming) Late Show Letterman (Local Programming) The Vampire Diaries ’ (CC) The Originals Rebekah arrives in New Orleans. (Local Programming) (Local Programming) Hell’s Kitchen The teams are reorganized. (N) Gang Related “Sangre Por Sangre” (N) ’ (Local Programming) Criminal Minds “Epilogue” ’ (CC) (DVS) Criminal Minds “There’s No Place Like Home” Criminal Minds “Hope” ’ (CC) (DVS) Flashpoint “Run to Me” Two young con artists. Flashpoint “Eyes In” ’ (CC) (DVS) (Local Programming) Hollywood Game Night (N) ’ (CC) (:01) Undateable (N) Undateable (N) ’ (CC) Last Comic Standing “Invitational 3” (N) (CC) (Local Programming) Tonight Show-J. Fallon (Local Programming) The This Old House Hour ’ (CC) Coming Back With Wes Moore ’ (CC) Antiques Roadshow “Richmond” (CC) (Local Programming) PBA30 Specials PBA30 Specials The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Meet the Browns House of Payne Meet the Browns House of Payne Modern Family ’ (CC) Seinfeld “The Pitch” Family Guy (CC) Family Guy ’ (CC) The First 48 “Cut Down; 9-1-1” ’ (CC) The First 48 ’ (CC) The First 48 (N) ’ (CC) (:01) The Killer Speaks (N) (CC) (:02) The First 48 A bullied teen is murdered. ’ (5:00) ››› “Die Hard With a Vengeance” ›››‡ “The Green Mile” (1999, Drama) Tom Hanks, David Morse. In 1935 a head prison guard realizes a man on death row may be innocent and have a supernatural ability to heal others. (CC) Married to Medicine Married to Medicine “Textual Healing” Married to Medicine “A Fashion Faux-Pas” Married to Medicine To Be Announced What Happens ›››› Titanic (1997) Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) (CC) The Sixties “Television Comes of Age” (N) CNN Tonight Anderson Cooper 360 (CC) The Colbert Report Daily Show Chappelle’s Show (CC) It’s Always Sunny It’s Always Sunny (:29) Tosh.0 (CC) (9:59) Tosh.0 (CC) Tosh.0 (CC) Daily Show The Colbert Report Lords of the Car Hoards ’ (CC) Lords of the Car Hoards ’ (CC) Lords of the Car Hoards ’ (CC) Lords of the Car Hoards ’ (CC) Lords of the Car Hoards ’ (CC) (6:00) SportsCenter (N) March to Brazil 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee From National Harbor, Md. (N) (Live) (CC) Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) (CC) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC) College Softball NCAA World Series, Game 3: Teams TBA. From Oklahoma City. (N) (Live) (CC) NCAA Studio Update College Softball NCAA World Series, Game 4: Teams TBA. From Oklahoma City. (N) (Live) (CC) Olbermann (N) (CC) E! News (N) Total Divas Brie’s wedding fast approaches. Keeping Up With the Kardashians E! News Chelsea Lately (N) E! News ›› “Stick It” (2006, Comedy-Drama) Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, Vanessa Lengies. ›› “The Last Song” (2010, Drama) Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, Liam Hemsworth. The 700 Club ’ (CC) On the Record With Greta Van Susteren (N) The O’Reilly Factor (N) (CC) The Kelly File (N) Hannity (N) The O’Reilly Factor (CC) Chopped “Pigging Out” Chopped Baskets contain a bit of Australia. Chopped Canada “Pressed for Ham” (N) Food Court Wars (N) Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Boxing Golden Boy Live: Manuel Avila vs. Enrique Quevedo. From Salinas, Calif. Bull Riding Championship. World Poker Tour: Season 12 World Poker Tour: Season 12 ››› “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” (2008, Romance-Comedy) Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis. Anger Management (N) ››› “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” (2008, Romance-Comedy) Jason Segel, Kristen Bell. The Waltons John-Boy tells of his engagement. The Waltons Unhappy Grandma returns home. The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) Frasier “Back Talk” ’ Frasier ’ (CC) Frasier “RDWRER” ’ Frasier ’ (CC) Hunters Int’l House Hunters (CC) Rehab Addict (CC) Rehab Addict (CC) Rehab Addict (CC) Rehab Addict (CC) House Hunters (CC) Hunters Int’l Fixer Upper (N) (CC) Pawn Stars ’ (CC) Pawn Stars ’ (CC) Pawn Stars ’ (CC) Pawn Stars ’ (CC) Pawn Stars (N) ’ (CC) Pawn Stars “Pawn U” Big Rig Bounty Hunters Big Rig Bounty Hunters Big Rig Bounty Hunters Big Rig Bounty Hunters Wife Swap “Hodge/Kolpin” ’ (CC) “Petals on the Wind” (2014, Suspense) Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn, Dylan Bruce. (CC) Movie SpongeBob Sam & Cat ’ (CC) Instant Mom ’ (CC) The Thundermans (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Full House ’ (CC) Friends ’ (CC) (:36) Friends ’ (CC) Seinfeld ’ (CC) Family Guy (CC) (DVS) Family Guy (CC) (DVS) Family Guy (CC) (DVS) The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Conan Charles Barkley; Lyle Lovett. (CC) (6:45) ›› “Lady Scarface” (1941) ›››› “Citizen Kane” (1941, Drama) Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Ruth Warrick. (CC) (DVS) (:15) ››› “F for Fake” (1973, Documentary) Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, Joseph Cotten. Castle High-end home invasions end in murders. NBA Tip-Off (N) (Live) (CC) NBA Basketball Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs. Western Conference Final, Game 5. From San Antonio. (N) Inside the NBA (N) The Brady Bunch (CC) The Brady Bunch (CC) The Brady Bunch (CC) The Brady Bunch (CC) Hot in Cleveland (CC) Hot in Cleveland (CC) Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (CC) (DVS) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (CC) (DVS) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (CC) (DVS) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (CC) (DVS) NCIS: Los Angeles “Raven & the Swans” ’


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MAY 31, 2014 11:30

(Local Programming) Bet on Your Baby (N) (CC) Sing Your Face Off (Series Premiere) Adam Levine; Lionel Richie; Elton John. (N) ’ (CC) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) Mike & Molly ’ (CC) Friends-Lives The Mentalist “Golden Hammer” ’ (CC) 48 Hours (N) ’ (CC) (Local Programming) (Local Programming) MLB Baseball Regional Coverage. Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers or Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox. (N) ’ (Live) (CC) (Local Programming) Animation Domination High-Def ’ (CC) Law & Order: Criminal Intent “Malignant” (CC) Law & Order: Criminal Intent “Tomorrow” (CC) Law & Order: Criminal Intent “The Pilgrim” (CC) Law & Order: Criminal Intent “Shandeh” (CC) Law & Order: Criminal Intent “Con-Text” (CC) (Local Programming) Dateline NBC ’ (CC) The Blacklist ’ (CC) (Local Programming) Saturday Night Live ’ (Local Programming) Austin City Limits ’ (CC) (Local Programming) (6:00) PBA30 Specials PBA30 Specials PBA30 Specials The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ The Middle ’ (CC) The Middle ’ (CC) ››› “The Hangover” (2009, Comedy) Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis. Family Guy ’ (CC) Family Guy ’ (CC) Criminal Minds “... A Thousand Words” ’ (CC) Criminal Minds “Profiling 101” ’ (CC) (DVS) Criminal Minds “Hit” ’ (CC) (DVS) Criminal Minds “Run” ’ (CC) (DVS) (:02) Criminal Minds “The Silencer” (CC) (DVS) (4:30) The Matrix (1999) ›››› “The Dark Knight” (2008, Action) Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart. (CC) TURN Anna searches for intelligence. ’ (CC) (6:00) ››‡ “The Switch” (2010) ›› “Sweet Home Alabama” (2002, Romance-Comedy) Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas. ›› “Sweet Home Alabama” (2002, Romance-Comedy) Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas. (6:00) CNN Newsroom CNN Spotlight The Sixties “Television Comes of Age” Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown “Russia” Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown The Sixties “Television Comes of Age” (6:26) ››‡ “Yes Man” (2008, Comedy) Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper. (CC) (8:58) ››‡ “Jackass 3D” (2010, Comedy) Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn. 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8 p.m. on PBS National Memorial Day Concert Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna return to host this tribute to service members and veterans, airing from the West Lawn of the Capitol. A special salute to World War II veterans is planned to mark the 70th anniversary of DDay, while the broadcast itself also celebrates a birthday: its 25th. Singers Megan Hilty and Jackie Evancho and actress Dianne Wiest are among the other stars slated to appear.

8 p.m. on CBS 2 Broke Girls

Beth Behrs

Max (Kat Dennings) applies to the Manhattan School of Pastry and bakes a tart to show the faculty what she can do. Gilles Marini makes his debut as Nicolas, the handsome baker who owns the school, in “And the Pastry Porn.” Beth Behrs and Garrett Morris also star. 9 p.m. on LIFE Movie: Petals on the Wind Ten years after escaping from their grandparents’ attic, siblings Cathy and Christopher Dollanganger (Rose McIver, Wyatt Nash) are forced to deal with the forbidden feelings they developed for each other in captivity. A tragedy brings Cathy back to Foxworth Hall to confront her grandmother (Ellen Burstyn) and exact revenge on her mother (Heather Graham) in this new adaptation of V.C. Andrews’ novel, the sequel to “Flowers in the Attic.”

10:01 p.m. on NBC The Night Shift

Freddy Rodriguez

TUESDAY 8 p.m. on ABC Extreme Weight Loss Severely obese people get the chance to lose pounds and gain their lives back as this series begins its fourth season. Trainer Chris Powell returns to guide them on their journeys, and his wife and fellow trainer, Heidi, who worked mainly behind the scenes in seasons past, will have more of an oncamera role this season. In the premiere, two participants go head to head for the first time — former dancer Charita and aspiring baseball player Ty.

A hospital after hours is the setting for this new drama series. Eoin Macken (“Merlin”) stars as Dr. TC Callahan, a military veteran with a rebellious streak. Ken Leung (“Lost”) and Brendan Fehr (“Roswell”) play his two closest colleagues. Freddy Rodriguez and Jill Flint also star.

WEDNESDAY 8 p.m. on ABC The Middle Frankie (Patricia Heaton) is arrested — handcuffs, trip to the police station and all — and has no clue why. When she learns the reason is an unreturned library book, she fingers her own prime suspect: Brick (Atticus Shaffer). Sue (Eden Sher) doesn’t like the Rev. TimTom’s (Paul Hipp) new love interest (Casey Wilson) but isn’t sure how to tell him. Axl and Cassidy (Charlie McDermott, Galadriel Stineman) are reunited in “Stormy Moon.”



9:01 p.m. on NBC Undateable

9 p.m. on ABC Sing Your Face Off Five celebrities perform as iconic musical artists in this new competition. From makeup to mannerisms — and, of course, the voice — each participant undergoes a total transformation before taking the stage. The premiere features Sebastian Bach of Skid Row as Adam Levine, basketball’s Landry Fields as Lionel Richie, actor-comedian Jon Lovitz as Elton John, actress China Anne McClain as Rihanna and soap star Lisa Rinna as Dolly Parton.

Bar owner Justin (Brent Morin) and his oddball friends Shelly, Brett and Burski (Ron Funches, David Fynn, Rick Glassman) haven’t had much luck getting dates. That could change when Justin’s new roommate, Danny (Chris D’Elia), decides to take them under his wing. Danny’s older sister, Leslie (Bianca Kajlich), joins him on his mission to help the guys make love connections in this new sitcom.

FRIDAY 10 p.m. on CBS Blue Bloods Jamie (Will Estes) comes under scrutiny after a gangbanger he chased away is fatally injured. Baez (Marisa Ramirez) goes under cover to investigate a drug dealer who’s working out of a gym — and who’s engaged to an ex-girlfriend (Charisma Carpenter) of Danny’s (Donnie Wahlberg). Tom Selleck and Bridget Moynahan also star in “Growing Boys.”

Jon Lovitz

May 25, 2014 — Gwinnett Daily Post  
May 25, 2014 — Gwinnett Daily Post