News for Sunday, June 7, 2009

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Federer can tie Sampras, complete career Grand Slam

PARIS - All of Roger Federer's bad memories from past French Open finals could be wiped away today.

On the Beat: Mother calls NCSO about unruly child

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.

Hanson ready for big debut

ATLANTA - The wait is over for the Atlanta Braves' most heralded pitching prospect of the decade.

West Nile program terminated

COVINGTON - A West Nile Virus surveillance program for the East Metro Health District - comprised of Newton, Rockdale and Gwinnett counties - has been terminated.

He's driven to fly 17-year-old realizes goal of earning pilot's license

As the Blue Angels soared overhead, 3-year-old Joshua Norris gazed upward and was forever changed.

Ruffling feathers: Summer Bird upsets Mine That Bird for Belmont win

NEW YORK - This was a Belmont for the Birds.

Kuznetsova beats Safina to win French Open women's title

PARIS - Svetlana Kuznetsova never struck Dinara Safina as a Grand Slam champion in the making when they were kids in Russia. Kuznetsova showed up for matches toting a 2-liter bottle of soda and wearing rock band T-shirts.

Conyers improves to 4-0 with easy sweep Post 77 plates 33 runs in twin bill

CONYERS - Using a balance offensive attack and consistent pitching, Conyers Post 77 easily swept a doubleheader from visiting Duluth 18-0 and 15-2 Friday evening at Henson-Carr Legion Field.

County to hire training manager

CONYERS - Rockdale County is considering the creation of a training manager position to oversee employee training and expand on current efforts.

Mercy Heart Clinic gets $30K grant

CONYERS - Mercy Heart Clinic got a major boost Friday when it received a $30,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente.