News for Wednesday, August 17, 2005

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Nation Briefs

King's widow hospitalized

People Briefs

Lee says botany was favorite class

Could Taylor beat Reed?

"Mark Taylor could be the Democratic lineman who sacks Ralph Reed before the Republican quarterback ever gets out of the backfield."

Letters to the Editor

Senators should keep Constitution in mind

No home games for Gladiators in preseason

DULUTH - The Gwinnett Gladiators announced their preseason schedule Tuesday and for the second straight year none of the games are at home.

Three more Georgia guardsmen killed

ATLANTA - Three more members of the Georgia National Guard's 48th Brigade have been killed in Iraq, bringing the total number of brigade deaths to 16 since the unit was deployed to the Middle East in May.

Police reports

Snellville police make drug bust

Roswell employee charged with stealing $141,000

ATLANTA - A Roswell city detention manager is accused of stealing more than $141,000 in bond payments that were supposed to go the city court.

World Briefs

Gaza settlers defy evacuation deadline

Gwinnett prep calendar

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GAC's Coan tosses no-hitter in 13-0 rout

TIGER - Jessica Coan recorded her second no-hitter of the season as Greater Atlanta Christian blanked Rabun County 13-0 Tuesday night.

Carl Plotz

Carl H. Plotz, Jr. WB9JSW, age 62 of Lawrenceville, Georgia died Tuesday, August 16, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-979-5010.

Celestial Varner

Celestial Clara Varner, age 74, of Lawrenceville, died August 14, 2005. Memorial services will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, August 18, 2005 at Harmony Grove United Methodist Church, Lilburn, with ...

Robert Eidson

Robert (Bob) Eidson, age 79, of Dacula, formerly of Doraville, GA died Monday, August 15, 2005. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Thursday, August 18, 2005 at Bill Head ...

C. O. Griffeth

C. O. “Sox” Griffeth, age 83, of Winder, passed away August 15, 2005. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home of Winder, 770-867-4553.

Moo Chen

Moo Chen, age 94, of Stone Mountain (Gwinnett County), GA, died Monday, August 15, 2005. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.