News for Saturday, August 13, 2005

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Thrashers re-sign Doell, Garnett

ATLANTA - Forward Kevin Doell and goalie Michael Garnett, who have both played for the Gwinnett Gladiators, were re-signed by the Atlanta Thrashers, general manager Don Waddell announced Friday.

Motorcycle helmet law affects us all

Motorcyclists in Georgia want the General Assembly to go the way of the Florida Legislature and 26 other states, which have repealed mandatory helmet laws, mostly in the past 10 years.

People Briefs

Cambodia offers citizenship to Jolie

Local swimmers earn NISCA All-American honors

Seven Gwinnett swimmers and two divers were honored in the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association All-American Awards, which are based on top times during the 2004-2005 high school season. Swimmers with top 30 independent school times or top 100 public school times are named

Central shuts out Forysth Central 7-0

HOSCHTON - Heather McAfee struck out five over seven innings as Central Gwinnett blanked Forsyth Central 7-0 Friday night in the South Gwinnett Diamond Classic at Mill Creek High School.

Collins Hill softball teams finish tied for fourth at World Series

Two 16U Collins Hill Park softball teams, the Lady Eagles and the Elite Eagles, finished tied for fourth out of 102 teams at the recent NSA World Series in Rock Hill, S.C.

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Lung cancer takes center stage

It's been a bad week, for a lot of reasons. Our soldiers continue to die in Iraq and Afghanistan with no letup in sight. Iran seems determined to join the nuclear club, and stronger and more sophisticated weapons are streaming across the border from that nation into Iraq.

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Water pumping station vandalized

Nation Briefs

Lutherans reject gay marriage blessing proposal

World Briefs

Sri Lanka's foreign minister shot, killed

GAC's Coan no-hits Parkview 10-0

NORCROSS - Sometimes the term "unhittable" is thrown around loosely when someone is describing a pitcher. But for the first five innings Friday, Jessica Coan was just that. Greater Atlanta Christian's sophomore hurler struck out the first 14 batters on her way to a no-hitter as the host Spartans shut out Parkview 10-0 at the South Gwinnett Diamond Classic.

Carson Lisle

Carson MacKenzie (Mack) Lisle, age 20, formerly of Lawrenceville, died Wednesday, August 10, 2005. Memorial Services will be held 4:00 PM, Sunday, August 14, 2005 at Sugarloaf Community Church, 1401 ...

Jessie Parker

Jessie Mae Parker, age 92 of Dacula, died Thursday, August 11, 2005. Funeral Services will be held 1:30 PM, Sunday, August 14, 2005 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Joseph Vaughan

Joseph Kenneth Vaughan, age 47, of Maysville, GA, passed away August 12, 2005. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133 ...

Edward Knotts

Retired Major and Pilot Edward William Knotts, Sr., age 73, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away August 12, 2005. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Leigh Mallon

Leigh Salls Mallon, age 50 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Friday, August 12, 2005. Arrangements by Wages & Son Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.

Mary Lassiter

Mary L. Lassiter, age 88, of Athens, GA passed away on August 11, 2005. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home of Winder, 770-867-4553.