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Delgado leads Braves past Marlins

Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Randall Delgado outdueled Josh Johnson, holding the Marlins to two hits, and paved the way to a 2-1 victory, as the Braves won their second straight in a three-game series.

Delgado (4-5) allowed one run, struck out seven and walked one over 6 1/3 innings.

A night after Tim Hudson twirled a five-hit shutout, Braves pitchers only allowed three baserunners and struck out nine.

Brian McCann delivered three hits, including a rally-starting double in a two- run fourth inning.

Johnson (3-4) was dominant as well. He only gave up two runs in 7 2/3 innings and struck out nine.

 

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Atlanta revisits dropout prevention program

ATLANTA - A couple of non-profit organizations originally facing the Atlanta Public Schools' budget ax are now down, but not out.

Teach for America (TFA) is safe. Another group, Communities in Schools (CIS) Atlanta, has a meeting planned for later this week with APS leaders.

On Monday, the APS board approved the fiscal 2013 budget, but board members had concerns about some of the programs it cut.

Communities In Schools is a dropout prevention program in 20 states that actually started in Atlanta Public Schools 40 years ago.

Fulton County Health Services Prepares for West Nile Virus Season

Fulton County Health Services Prepares for West Nile Virus Season

Fulton County Health Services urges residents to use preventive measures to deter mosquito growth in their neighborhoods.  West Nile Virus (WNV) can cause a serious illness and is transmitted from mosquitoes to humans.  The occurrence of this virus increases in the summer and continues into the fall.  “We are entering the season for increased mosquito activity,” says Patrice A. Harris, MD, Director of Fulton County Health Services.  “In 2011, two human cases of West Nile Virus were identified in Fulton. It is important for us to continue our prevention program and for everyone to use preventive measures to protect themselves and their families against the virus.” 

Atlanta releases TSPLOST wish list

ATLANTA -- On Tuesday night, Atlanta officials released a detailed wish list of
transportation-related projects that could happen if the TSPLOST passes on July 31.

If the 1 percent sales tax and traffic referendum is approved, the city of Atlanta could reap an estimated $94 million over the next decade.

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The city plans to use the money on improvements to busy roads and intersections, making city parks like Grant and Chastain more bike-friendly and creating pedestrian-friendly sections in congested areas.

City officials say this project list was compiled after extensive planning. About 85 percent of TSPLOST funds would be earmarked for larger regional projects that were outlined last fall, including:

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Hudson, Uggla shine as Braves wallop Marlins

Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Tim Hudson pitched a shutout and the Atlanta offense roughed up Anibal Sanchez in a 11-0 win over the Miami Marlins in the opener of a three-game set.

Hudson (4-2) gave up five hits and struck out three, while walking three, en route to his 13th career whitewash. The right-hander knocked in two runs with a sacrifice fly in the seventh and an eighth-inning RBI single.

Dan Uggla, who hit the most home runs in Sun Life Stadium, hit his first two homers at Marlins Park. On the night, Uggla went 4-for-5 with five RBI and three runs scored. In addition to the homers, he also doubled in his first at- bat.

Andrelton Simmons, who made his major league debut last Saturday, went 3-for-5, picking up his first three RBI, run and triple on the night.

In addition to the Marlins' offensive struggles, Sanchez (3-4) struggled on the mound. He allowed seven runs in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out five, but gave up eight hits.

 

Pondexter carries Liberty over Dream

Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - Cappie Pondexter scored 26 points to pace the New York Liberty to their first winning streak of the season with a 79-74 over the Atlanta Dream.

Leilani Mitchell added 18 points and Kia Vaughn tallied 15 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for New York, which was coming off a 15-point win over Indiana on Sunday. That victory came after the Liberty lost their first five games of the year.

Atlanta, which was coming off a 94-92 overtime loss against Chicago on Saturday, has dropped back-to-back contests in the regular season for the first time since July 31 - August 2 last year.

Angel McCoughtry had 21 points, 14 rebounds and seven steals for the Dream. Aneika Henry had 14 points and Sancho Lyttle ended with 12 points and nine boards.

Henry's jumper with 63 seconds left in the third boosted the visitors to a 62-61 edge going to the fourth.

Jamal Lewis bankruptcy hearing delayed

Jamal Lewis bankruptcy hearing delayed

ATLANTA -- A bankruptcy court hearing in Atlanta for former Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis has been delayed.

Lewis filed for bankruptcy in April, listing $14.5 million in assets and $10.6 million in debts. The 32-year-old retired in 2009 after nine seasons with the Ravens and Cleveland Browns. His off-the-field investments have included trucking, hotels, theme parks and resort projects.

The case's trustee had filed a motion seeking to convert the case to a Chapter 7 filing, where the trustee can sell off assets. At a hearing Tuesday, the trustee asked that another hearing be scheduled following a creditors' meeting in June.  A new hearing was set for July 10.