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  1. Autobell Car Wash Opens Alpharetta LocationMon, 25 May 2015 20:29:24 GMT
    The location sits at 11725 Cotton Creek Entry, which is near its intersection with Old Milton Parkway. The location is the former site of the Cotton Creek Car Wash and its hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. More...
  2. All About GwinnettFri, 22 May 2015 14:15:40 GMT
    Each week we cover a different Gwinnett County topic and bring you exclusive insight into business, recreation, politics, arts, entertainment and education. This week, our guest is Snellville mayor pro tem Tom Witts. More...
  3. A Day With Teepa SnowFri, 15 May 2015 12:24:19 GMT
    SarahCare of Snellville has partnered with Sunrise Webb Gin and Five Forks along with Agape Hospice, Senior Helpers-Snellville, CarePatrol of Metro Atlanta, First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville and Eastside Medical South Campus to bring nationally recognized expert, Teepa Snow to the Lawrenceville area! This will be a full day event. There will be a CEU session in the morning for professionals, an afternoon non-professional caregiver session, and a networking luncheon between sessions. More...
  4. Annual Field DayFri, 15 May 2015 08:21:36 GMT
    The Goddard School in Snellville is excited to have it's annual Field day on Thursday, May 21st from 10am to 6pm! We will be planning a full day of OUTDOOR FUN activities! All of our classes will join together for a day of play and fun games such as potato sack & water relay races, inflatable obstacle course, limbo and more! Visiting our School is a great way to see our programs in action, introduce you to our teachers and answer your questions. More...
  5. DUI Checks Help Keep Our Roads SafeThu, 14 May 2015 18:09:45 GMT
    Have you ever thought about how much underage drinking costs? In 2013, underage drinking cost Georgia citizens $1.2 billion.1 In addition to this tremendous financial cost, the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center has determined that "Underage drinking is a causal factor in a host of serious problems, including homicide, suicide, traumatic injury, drowning, burns, violent and property crime, high-risk sex, fetal alcohol syndrome, alcohol poisoning, and the need for treatment of alcohol abuse and dependence." 1 Unfortunately, underage drinking can often begin at teen parties. More...
  6. Summer detour coming to Whitehall Road intersection with South Milledge AvenueTue, 12 May 2015 10:36:09 GMT
    Work crews were on site Monday as preliminary work began on a project designed to improve sight lines at the intersection of South Milledge Avenue and Whitehall Road in southeastern Athens-Clarke County. That preliminary work is a prelude to next week's beginning of a detour around the construction site slated to last through July 31. Beginning May 18, Whitehall Road will be closed from South Milledge Avenue into neighboring Oconee County near Brittain Estates Drive. More...
Local News
  1. Snellville Georgia now has a popular weekly news talk showSat, 23 May 2015 01:31:24 EST
    By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor, Welcome to National News Editor, Tom Livsey and Snellville City Hall Councilman, Dave Emanuel, will be the talk show hosts . The talk show is the 'Brain Child of Mr. Emanuel. More...
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  2. Georgia high school senior overcomes problems to graduateSun, 17 May 2015 11:29:24 EST
    By Jeri Turk-Morgan, Our Town National News Editor, Berkmar High School will be celebrating its annual graduating class on May 21, 2015 at the Gwinnett Arena in Duluth, Georgia.This class has a very special meaning for Jose Raymond Acosta and his mom, Rossy Acosta and family. More...
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  3. What is in a Mother s GestureSun, 10 May 2015 10:18:13 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, As we celebrate Mothers Worldwide, May 10, 2015, the cohesive force that bonds women with child, is some of the most sweetest actions of Love, Protection, and Kindness. For without birthing mothers, we all could have just been a stain on a sheet, from a Man... More...
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  4. Attract Locals Buyers To Your StoreSat, 09 May 2015 05:13:57 EST
    By Twomucht, OurTown National News Editor, Advertise your business in Snellvile, Stone Mountain, Lawrenceville, and Loganville, Ga.Start promoting your products and services for Metro Atlanta, Georgia for only $600 for 12 months on one of the best hyper local internet news sites. (www.ourtown.com/snellvillega).Local internet advertising is the best way to attract your neighbors to your store door. 89% of buyers use the internet to find local merchants, close to their home... More...
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  5. Tea cup Chihuahua forfeits life to save familyFri, 24 Apr 2015 10:29:00 EST
    The Decatur, Georgia family home was destroyed by fire on Sunday, April 13, 2015. It happened around 3pm and it apparently to be due to a faulty electrical outlet.The mother (Corliss Royal), and daughter were able to get out safely after being alerted by the grandmother's (Veola Romeo, tea cup Chihuahua, named, Tido.Tido was given oxygen by the rescue team to no avail... More...
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  6. Going Back To Indiana To Be More PositiveThu, 23 Apr 2015 14:01:24 EST
    The Atlanta based Be More Positive Company; an award winning (501c3) Non Profit Company is relocating one of its offices to Indianapolis, Indiana, the boyhood home of its founder Comedian, Author, Larry D. Veal... More...
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  7. You can't crash a God's PartyFri, 10 Apr 2015 09:49:34 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Its hard to believe that I am a year older today, April 10, 2015. I am 53 years young. The amazing thing is that when I was just two weeks old, I was left for dead from Pneumonia. More...
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  8. College students should be careful this Spring and SummerThu, 26 Mar 2015 14:53:58 EST
    By Morgan B. Mattews, Ourtown National News Editor, 1. Bad repair shopsI recently had a horrible experience with a local auto shop where the entire staff took advantage of my poor knowledge of car maintenance and part prices.I spent over $500 for one part that wasn't even the start of my issue. College students should be careful when going to new places around your college town... More...
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Top Stories
  1. Dozens may have come in contact with anthrax: US militaryThu, 28 May 2015 01:39:59 -0400
    As many as 22 people in South Korea and four US lab workers may have been exposed to anthrax after the American military accidentally shipped out at least one live sample, officials said. The four lab employees were undergoing medical treatment as a precaution after the military sent the sample inside the country to a commercial lab in Maryland, US officials said Wednesday. As many as 22 personnel may have been exposed to anthrax during a laboratory training exercise at the US Osan Air Force Base in South Korea using samples shipped from the same batch, a military statement said Thursday. More...
  2. Soccer sponsors dismayed by corruption allegations at FIFAThu, 28 May 2015 01:36:03 -0400
    By Anjali Athavaley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Soccer World Cup sponsor Nike Inc said it was cooperating with authorities after bribery and corruption charges against senior FIFA officials were announced by U.S. prosecutors and arrests were made in Switzerland. The indictment said the company agreed to financial terms not in the initial contract, which included paying an additional $40 million to an affiliate of the team's marketing agent with a Swiss bank account and referring to the amount as "marketing fees." U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch was asked at a news conference if there was any liability for companies that had won marketing rights and if they were being investigated. Nike later said in a statement, "Like fans everywhere, we care passionately about the game and are concerned by the very serious allegations." "Nike believes in ethical and fair play in both business and sport and strongly opposes any form of manipulation or bribery. More...
  3. Time for Blatter to go, says Australian former FIFA officialThu, 28 May 2015 01:34:51 -0400
    Australian Les Murray, a former member of FIFA's Ethics Committee, says it is time for Sepp Blatter's long reign as president of soccer's governing body to come to an end, even if there is no evidence the Swiss is personally corrupt. FIFA was plunged into crisis on Wednesday, two days before Blatter stands for re-election for a fifth term, when Swiss police arrested seven officials in Zurich at the request of United States authorities for alleged corruption. Australia has a particular grievance surrounding the controversial awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, which is now the subject of a Swiss Attorney General probe into corruption, after its government-funded bid won only one vote. More...
  4. Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals droughtThu, 28 May 2015 01:33:32 -0400
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball's biggest stage again. More...
  5. Linchpin of Brazil soccer business central to FIFA corruption sweepThu, 28 May 2015 01:32:03 -0400
    By Brad Haynes SAO PAULO (Reuters) - To help bring corruption charges against some of the most powerful men in world soccer, prosecutors in the United States convinced a Brazilian sports mogul to confess to a life at the nexus of money, soccer and graft. Jos Hawilla, 71, the founder of sports marketing company Traffic, has spent decades connecting soccer officials with surging revenues from broadcast and advertising rights, while dodging investigations from Brazilian lawmakers and prosecutors. Through connections at the top of the Brazilian game, Hawilla has negotiated TV deals for South America's biggest tournaments since 1991, along with nearly half a billion dollars of sponsorships including Nike Inc and the Coca-Cola Co. His hefty commissions were divvied up as kickbacks for soccer officials in Brazil and throughout the Americas, Hawilla told U.S. investigators as part of plea deal in which he also agreed to forfeit over $151 million. More...
  6. Millennial 'NOwners' follow Uber with new fashion trading modelThu, 28 May 2015 01:21:26 -0400
    By Jilian Mincer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Allison Armour loves fashion, but doesn't need to keep it in her closet. The 24-year-old frequents privately-held chain Crossroads Trading Co, where she buys brand-name goods secondhand at a discount, then sells the items back when she wants to refresh her look. Armour, a marketing manager for a nonprofit in Oakland, California, has picked up skirts and shirts, Oxford shoes for $30, a J.Crew trench coat for $40 and a Dooney & Bourke satchel for $150, less than half its retail price. More...
  7. Norway oil fund to slash coal investmentsThu, 28 May 2015 01:20:32 -0400
    STOCKHOLM (AP) Norway's parliamentary parties have agreed that the country's $900 billion sovereign wealth fund should stop investing in coal companies because of their impact on climate change. More...
  8. Star managers battered by rocky ride in yields, currenciesThu, 28 May 2015 01:15:27 -0400
    Pimco's flagship Total Return Fund, which lost its crown as the biggest bond fund in the world in April, had been lagging its peer intermediate-term category and benchmark after going long German bunds and shorting euros against the dollar in recent months. Not every well-established bond manager is having a bad year. More...
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U.S. Banking News
  1. 'Bleak' capex data sinks Australian dollarThu, 28 May 2015 05:14:21 GMT
    The local unit reached a low of US76.91 in early trading in New York as European and US stocks and currencies rallied. It recovered to US77 on Thursday morning before being pulled sharply back to US76.8 on the back of "bleak" capital expenditure data revealed that Australia's transition away from a mining-dominated economy was slower than many had expected. More...
  2. College-educated workers took biggest pay cut last yearWed, 27 May 2015 17:47:21 GMT
    Here's a twist ... workers with college or advanced degrees saw their wages slip last year, while those with less education fared better. Workers with bachelor's degrees saw their average hourly wage drop to $29.55 in 2014, down 1.3% from a year earlier, according to an Economic Policy Institute analysis of Labor Department data. More...
  3. CNLBank acquired by Valley NationalWed, 27 May 2015 15:47:57 GMT
    Valley National Bancorp has an agreement to acquire CNLBancshares Inc. in a $207 million deal, based on Valley's closing stock price on May 22. Orlando-based CNLBancshares and its CNLBank subsidiary have $1.4 billion in assets, $833 million in loans and $1.1 billion in deposits, as well as 16 branches, including one branch in Sarasota. More...
  4. BMO says second-quarter profits drop seven per cent, raises dividendWed, 27 May 2015 14:40:33 GMT
    Bank of Montreal says profits dropped seven per cent in its second quarter, as it logged a $106-million charge for restructuring some of its operations. The bank says earnings were $999 million, or $1.49 per share, for the period, down from $1.08 billion or $1.60 per share a year ago. More...
  5. Stocks turn higher in Europe despite Asian lossesWed, 27 May 2015 12:39:39 GMT
    European stocks edged higher and Wall Street was expected to rise on the open Wednesday despite losses earlier in Asia. KEEPING SCORE: European indexes recovered some of the losses from the start of the week. More...
  6. ECB's Hansson Warns Stimulus May Dampen Reform DriveWed, 27 May 2015 10:41:33 GMT
    TALLINN, Estonia-Large-scale bond purchases by the European Central Bank may spur governments to build up debt without taking needed steps to overhaul their economies, a member of the European Central Bank's governing council said Tuesday. "It is no secret that I did not support the plan to buy government bonds . More...
  7. OPEC Seen Backing Saudi Arabia's Plan to Keep Supplies ElevatedWed, 27 May 2015 09:31:41 GMT
    Crude plunged for eight of nine weeks prior to the group's November gathering, when the kingdom faced down opposition from the majority of fellow members, who advocated output reductions to tackle a global glut. With oil companies around the world cutting investment, U.S. output peaking and prices up, Saudi Arabia's strategy will be extended at OPEC's semiannual meeting on June 5, say Societe Generale SA and Bank of America Corp. Oil prices have recovered more than 40 percent from a six- year low in January as U.S. production eases from the highest in more than four decades. More...
  8. Ro Khanna to launch new campaign against Mike Honda on SaturdayWed, 27 May 2015 05:25:55 GMT
    As Ro Khanna launches his second campaign to unseat fellow Democrat Rep. Mike Honda this Saturday, Silicon Valley voters might wonder what will be different this time around. Experts say it could be very different indeed, thanks to a larger, more diverse electorate and hard-learned lessons from 2014's costly and often nasty showdown. More...
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  1. Police arrest ninth person in connection with shooting deaths of 2 Mississippi police officersThu, 28 May 2015 05:18:19 GMT
    Authorities say a ninth person has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two Mississippi police officers who were killed during a traffic stop. More...
  2. Uproar over photo showing Chicago cops posing with black man wearing deer antlersThu, 28 May 2015 05:12:25 GMT
    A photograph of two white Chicago police officers standing over a black man wearing deer antlers has caused an uproar in the city as one of the two officers has sued to get his old job back.  More...
  3. Is rent out of reach? As more Americans become tenants, study shows how 11 big cities stack upThu, 28 May 2015 04:41:07 GMT
    Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released Thursday. More...
  4. 2 people who rode with Wal-Mart gunman unaware of plan, police sayThu, 28 May 2015 04:18:44 GMT
    Two people who were in the car with a U.S. airman when he drove to a North Dakota Wal-Mart and opened fire inside the store had no idea what he was going to do, police said Wednesday. More...
  5. Baltimore riots will cost city at least $20 million - and all the estimates aren't in yetThu, 28 May 2015 04:15:53 GMT
    The recent Baltimore riots will cost the city at least a staggering $20 million. More...
  6. Unidentified tar-like substance washes up on southern California beachThu, 28 May 2015 04:15:47 GMT
    A two-mile stretch of southern California coastline was closed Wednesday after an unidentified black tar-like substance began to wash ashore. More...
  7. Defense attorneys in Freddie Gray case ask judge to move trial out of BaltimoreThu, 28 May 2015 04:15:09 GMT
    Attorneys for six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are asking a judge to move their case out of Baltimore, arguing it will be impossible to select an impartial jury and receive a fair trial. More...
  8. Authorities arrest man on suspicion of starting downtown Los Angeles infernoThu, 28 May 2015 04:00:52 GMT
    A man was arrested on suspicion of starting a massive fire late last year that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged adjacent office towers in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said Wednesday. More...
  9. Arizona couple charged with murder in death of malnourished daughterThu, 28 May 2015 04:00:43 GMT
    An Arizona couple was formally charged Wednesday in the death of their 3-year-old daughter who authorities say weighed just 15 pounds and had numerous injuries when she died last weekend. More...
  1. Obama 'Couldn't Agree More' with 5-Year-Old's Letter Asking for Peace, Marriage EqualityThu, 28 May 2015 01:40:00 EDT
    President Obama responded via Twitter to a 5-year-old who wrote him a letter More...
  2. Little Girl Expecting Baby Sister Devastated to Learn She's Getting Another BrotherThu, 28 May 2015 00:25:00 EDT
    Ella wanted a baby sister, and now she's sad to find out she's getting another brother More...
  3. Could Melissa McCarthy Kick Vin Diesel's Butt in Furious 8? Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham Think SoThu, 28 May 2015 00:10:00 EDT
    The Spy star told MTV she's up for the challenge More...
  4. J.K. Rowling Shuts Down the Westboro Baptist Church's Message of Hate Like a BossWed, 27 May 2015 22:45:00 EDT
    The Harry Potter author responded to the church's Tweet about Ireland legalizing same-sex marriage More...
  5. From SI: Ray McDonald Arrested for Violating Restraining OrderWed, 27 May 2015 22:10:00 EDT
    The arrest Wednesday was McDonald's second in two days More...
  6. Your Daily Cuteness Allotment: Two 'Puppy-Sized' Baby Bears Frolicking Without a CareWed, 27 May 2015 22:00:00 EDT
    A popular online video shows two baby bears playing in the road at Yosemite More...
  7. From EW: Teen Mom 2 Star Jenelle Evans Wanted by Police for Allegedly Attacking Ex-FiancWed, 27 May 2015 21:50:00 EDT
    Nathan Griffith filed a restraining order against her on Wednesday More...
  8. 'Effective Power' Bug Causing iPhones to Crash When They Receive a Certain Text MessageWed, 27 May 2015 21:40:00 EDT
    Apple is reportedly working to repair the bug that is causing phones to reboot More...
  9. Dustin Diamond's Stabbing Trial Begins with a Strange Misstep by His LawyerWed, 27 May 2015 21:30:00 EDT
    The attorney, Thomas Alberti, was ordered to remove a message from his car window on Wednesday More...
  10. Brantley Gilbert Takes a Motorcycle Trip with Combat Veterans - See the PicsWed, 27 May 2015 21:25:00 EDT
    The country star bonded quickly over two days with soldiers from the Wounded Warrior Project More...
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  1. Obama 'Couldn't Agree More' with 5-Year-Old's Letter Asking for Peace, Marriage EqualityThu, 28 May 2015 01:40:00 EDT
    President Obama responded via Twitter to a 5-year-old who wrote him a letter More...
  2. Little Girl Expecting Baby Sister Devastated to Learn She's Getting Another BrotherThu, 28 May 2015 00:25:00 EDT
    Ella wanted a baby sister, and now she's sad to find out she's getting another brother More...
  3. Could Melissa McCarthy Kick Vin Diesel's Butt in Furious 8? Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham Think SoThu, 28 May 2015 00:10:00 EDT
    The Spy star told MTV she's up for the challenge More...
  4. J.K. Rowling Shuts Down the Westboro Baptist Church's Message of Hate Like a BossWed, 27 May 2015 22:45:00 EDT
    The Harry Potter author responded to the church's Tweet about Ireland legalizing same-sex marriage More...
  5. From SI: Ray McDonald Arrested for Violating Restraining OrderWed, 27 May 2015 22:10:00 EDT
    The arrest Wednesday was McDonald's second in two days More...
  6. Your Daily Cuteness Allotment: Two 'Puppy-Sized' Baby Bears Frolicking Without a CareWed, 27 May 2015 22:00:00 EDT
    A popular online video shows two baby bears playing in the road at Yosemite More...
  7. From EW: Teen Mom 2 Star Jenelle Evans Wanted by Police for Allegedly Attacking Ex-FiancWed, 27 May 2015 21:50:00 EDT
    Nathan Griffith filed a restraining order against her on Wednesday More...
  8. 'Effective Power' Bug Causing iPhones to Crash When They Receive a Certain Text MessageWed, 27 May 2015 21:40:00 EDT
    Apple is reportedly working to repair the bug that is causing phones to reboot More...
  9. Dustin Diamond's Stabbing Trial Begins with a Strange Misstep by His LawyerWed, 27 May 2015 21:30:00 EDT
    The attorney, Thomas Alberti, was ordered to remove a message from his car window on Wednesday More...
  10. Brantley Gilbert Takes a Motorcycle Trip with Combat Veterans - See the PicsWed, 27 May 2015 21:25:00 EDT
    The country star bonded quickly over two days with soldiers from the Wounded Warrior Project More...
Music News
  1. Drake Says He Wrote Alicia Keys' 'Un-Thinkable' About Nicki MinajWed, 13 Oct 2010 16:09:56 EDT
    Drake confirms speculation that he wrote Alicia Keys' forbidden-love hit "Un-Thinkable" with Nicki Minaj in mind. More...
  2. Chuckie Says He's 'Excited' To Tour With Legendary Paul OakenfoldWed, 13 Oct 2010 16:09:56 EDT
    Dutch dance music DJ/producer Chuckie will join Paul Oakenfold's Facelift Tour, which kicked off last week. More...
  3. Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Artists Push One Another, Common SaysWed, 13 Oct 2010 15:57:37 EDT
    G.O.O.D. Music members Common and Big Sean talk about how the competitive vibe of Kanye West's hip-hop collective inspires members to make their best music. More...
  4. Kings Of Leon's Come Around Sundown: Night MovesWed, 13 Oct 2010 15:20:19 EDT
    Kings of Leon are taking a victory lap with Come Around Sundown, the follow-up to their Grammy-winning breakthrough, in Bigger Than the Sound. More...
  5. Ke$ha Works On Her 'Psychic Abilities'Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:51:26 EDT
    Ke$ha tells Seventeen touring spiritual healer helps her hone in on "psychic abilities" and center her chakras before every show. More...
Music News
  1. Jail terms for school abuse trioWed, 27 May 2015 16:36:41 GMT
    Three men have been jailed after being found guilty of historical sexual abuse at a school for vulnerable boys over a period of more than 30 years. Colwyn Baker, 71, David Hennessy, 75, and Nigel Putman, 62, abused youngsters at the now-defunct Swaylands School in Penshurst, Kent. More...
  2. Police at the scene of the fatal attack on Neil DoyleWed, 27 May 2015 12:33:32 GMT
    A man has been charged with perverting the course of justice in connection with the murder of a police constable. Pc Neil Doyle, 36, died after he was allegedly assaulted in Liverpool city centre while off-duty on a night out with colleagues on December 19. A spokeswoman for Merseyside Police said: "Merseyside Police can confirm that a 30-year-old man from Liverpool has been charged with perverting the course of justice following the murder of Constable Neil Doyle in December 2014. More...
  3. The Duke of Cambridge delivered the invitation to China's president during his own visit to BeijingWed, 27 May 2015 12:33:31 GMT
    China's president Xi Jinping will make a state visit to the UK later this year - the first by a Chinese leader in 10 years. The Duke of Cambridge personally handed Mr Xi the Queen's invite to visit Britain - known as a a manu regia - when he travelled to Beijing earlier in the year. More...
  4. Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing arrested in MexicoWed, 27 May 2015 08:28:14 GMT
    A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight was arrested Tuesday in northern Mexico, officials said. Henry Solis, 27, was captured by security forces in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, the Chihuahua state attorney general's office said. More...
  5. What's wrong with the Iraqi army?Wed, 27 May 2015 04:13:59 GMT
    In the United States, servicemen and women learn the Soldier's Creed during basic training. It's simple and direct, and makes clear a warrior's cardinal sin in one line: "I will never quit." More...