News for Tuesday, April 26, 2005

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Student Dies After Collapsing

LAWRENCEVILLE - A high school freshman died Monday after collapsing after school at football conditioning.

The 15-year-old student, whose name was not released because of medical protection laws, was training outdoors for football at Central Gwinnett High School when he complained to coaches he was not feeling well, according to Maj. Paul King, spokesman for the Lawrenceville Police Department. The coaches told him he could sit out the remainder of the drills.

Around 3 p.m., the students went inside to do weight room training, King said. The freshman told coaches he was feeling better and got in line for the bench press, King said.

While waiting in line, the student collapsed. Staff rushed to help him and called 911, King said.

Rescue officials responded to the emergency call, but the student was pronounced dead by shortly after he arrived at Gwinnett Medical Center.

Police are investigating the incident and will not know the cause of death until an autopsy is completed, King said.

Gwinnett County Public Schools spokeswoman Sloan Roach said the system will work with police during the investigation.

Central Gwinnett athletic director Mark Kimbro had no comment about the incident at press time.

Snellville takes measures to protect city streams

SNELLVILLE - After much debate and consideration Monday, the Snellville mayor and City Council voted to postpone a vote on adoption of a new model stream buffer ordinance. The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District recently adopted a new buffer ordinance, and Snellville is required to follow suit. City's planning and development director Jessica Roth explained the committee's reasons for laying out a more stringent definition of stream to the City Council.

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Feds indict 14 reputed mobsters

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Lauryn Hill to perform at Stockholm festival

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New pope shows more playful side

UGA's Lumpkin injured slightly in accident

ATHENS - Georgia running back Kregg Lumpkin was injured slightly Monday when his motorized scooter collided with a university vehicle on campus, the school confirmed with a press release late in the day.

Prep Roundup: North pounds out 18 hits to beat Duluth 8-5

DULUTH - North Gwinnett pounded out a season-high 18 hits to defeat Duluth 8-5 in Region 7-AAAAA baseball on Monday.

History lesson from Norcross' Humphries

After 30 years in the classroom, Norcross' Gary Humphries is retiring from teaching at the end of this school year. A longtime head wrestling coach and assistant football coach, he teaches world geography and world history.

State Briefs

Two teens killed at separate parties

Barbara Dooly

Barbara S. Dooly, age 67 of Buford, GA died Sunday, April 24, 2005 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 200 P.M. at ...

Dorothy Chapman

Dorothy Jean Chapman, age 77 of Lawrenceville, GA, died April 22, 2005. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30045. 770-277-4550

Eileen Beloin

Eileen Mary Beloin, age 87 of Auburn, GA, died April 24, 2005. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30045. 770-277-4550

Sheila Colbert

Sheila Mae Colbert, age 70 of Winder, died April 23, 2005. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home of Winder. 770-867-4553

Homer Gene Smith

Homer Gene Smith, age 74 of Mims, Florida, died Sunday, April 24th. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 28th at 2 p.m. at Tim Stewart Funeral Home in Lawrenceville ...

Donald Carr

Donald E. Carr, age 57 of Bethlehem died Saturday, April 23, 2005. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday, April 27, 2005 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Robert Knowlton

Mr. Robert L. “Bob” Knowlton, age 80, of Dacula, Georgia passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2005. He is survived by his: Wife of 57 years: Mrs. Marcia ...

Charles Cronic

Mr. Charles W. Cronic, age 63, of Winder, Georgia died April 24, 2005. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder. 770-867-1361