News for Sunday, April 13, 2008

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Francoeur leads Braves in 10-2 win Outfielder hits 2 homers

WASHINGTON - Jeff Francoeur felt he owed John Smoltz for failing to back Atlanta's ace with clutch hitting in 2007.

Raising awareness Students sleep outside to understand homelessness

OXFORD - Some Oxford College students slept outside in cardboard boxes Friday night, but not because they didn't have anywhere else to go or because they thought it would be fun; rather they wanted to raise awareness about homelessness.

Man seeks to honor WWII vets Veteran wants pin, ribbon given to all who served

CONYERS - Tommy Clack is a man who likes to get things done. As a field office manager for the Georgia Department of Veterans Service, Clack works to ensure that veterans in Georgia receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

Conyers Rotary Club meeting focuses on terrorism, drugs

CONYERS - The U.S. Attorney's Office handles criminal and civil litigation, but is also on the forefront of protecting the country from terrorism.

Celtics outplay Atlanta 99-89

ATLANTA - Sam Cassell and Boston's backups outplayed Atlanta's starters in the fourth quarter, and the Celtics prevented the Hawks from clinching their first playoff berth since 1999 with a 99-89 victory Saturday night.

The next level Track star hoping to make Olympics

COVINGTON - A diamond in the rough.

Woods facing uphill climb at Masters

AUGUSTA - Trevor Immelman watched one last shot turn out better than he expected Saturday in the Masters, each one keeping him atop the leaderboard and Tiger Woods farther behind.

Baseball race in region tight

CONYERS - With the final leg of 8-AAAA's 24-game region baseball schedule almost here, the seedings for the state playoffs are anything but clear.

Bill Shipp - GOP chiefs brush off big-biz allies

Since last week's crashing finish of the 2008 session of the General Assembly, the media has been full of various state leaders lamenting the lack of productivity and the egotistical rancor of various Gold Dome politicians. Prominent among those quoted have been the business leaders of metro Atlanta, decrying the lost opportunity to deal with pressing issues like traffic, health care and water.

Darrell Huckaby - Jekyll Island: home of the millionaires

I married into camping at Jekyll Island every spring. We took one year off for my lovely wife, Lisa, to have a baby. That would have been Jenna, our third child. The free spirit of the bunch. The one who turned 16 this week. The one who put all this gray in my beard.