News for Saturday, August 20, 2005

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World Briefs

Israel clears out Gaza settlement without violence

Austin spurs 23-6 win for Berkmar

ATLANTA - J.J. Austin helped get Berkmar off to another good start, scoring a pair of touchdowns in Friday's 23-6 road win over North Springs in the season opener for both teams.

Grayson defeats defending 7-AAAAA champ Collins Hill

SUWANEE - Grayson head coach Mickey Conn called Region 8-AAAAA the "Southeastern Conference of high school football in the state."

Taxing sales looks attractive to Republicans

A good measure of a populous groundswell is when a book about taxes pushes the diet fads and Hollywood kiss-and-tell biographies off the top of the New York Times bestseller list as people are grabbing something to read on their late-summer vacations.

Police Briefs

Two arrested in connection with armed robbery

Sports Calendar

Baseball

Davis gets win in first try as Apalachee coach

MONTICELLO - Quarterback Korey Chambers hit Randy Rutledge on an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the game and the Apalachee Wildcats held on to defeat Monticello 24-20 on Friday night.

People Briefs

'Housewives' star engaged

Defense scores three TDs as Mill Creek avenges blowout

What a difference a year makes for Mill Creek. The Hawks beat Athens Academy 27-6 to avenge last year's season-opening thrashing by the Spartans.

Tarvin leads Patriots to 8-0 shutout victory

ALPHARETTA - Berkmar's Cat Tarvin struck out seven on her way to a one-hit, 8-0 shutout of Northview in the Centennial Invitational on Friday.

Turnovers doom Shiloh in 37-0 loss to Valdosta

VALDOSTA - Playing a road game at perennial power Valdosta is never an easy task.

In brief

Crawford County chairman, four others indicted

Nation Briefs

Blast injures one, shatters windows in Calif. store

When it comes to gas prices, the real enemy could be us

I liked to watch "Candid Camera" when I was coming up. You probably remember the show. Alan Funt would pull all sorts of tricks on unsuspecting people while a hidden camera captured their reactions. Then, when the people were at their wits' ends, someone would say, "Smile! You're on Candid Camera!"

Henry Powell

Henry Norris Powell, age 40, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, August 16, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100.

Jennings Mcgee

Jennings Jarrard McGee, age 86, died Thursday, August 18, 2005 at her residence in Gainesville, Georgia where she had lived for the past six months. Mrs. McGee was born in ...

Janet Nehr

Janet Nehr, age 70, of Athens, GA, died Monday, August 15, 2005. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.

Marvin Wilson

Marvin Wilson, Jr., age 82, of Lilburn, passed away on August 18, 2005. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home of Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.

Charles Attaway

Charles Sanders Attaway, age 71 of Lawrenceville died Thursday, August 18, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100.

Ram Wadera

Ram Lal Wadera, age 74, of Alpharetta, GA, died Friday, August 19, 2005. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.

Ann Stovall

Ann Stovall, age 73, of Tucker, GA, died Thursday evening, August 18, 2005. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

Clara Rawlins

Clara Cannon Rawlins, age 87 of Loganville, formerly of Snellville, died Friday, August 19, 2005. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, August 21, 2005 in the Snellville Chapel ...

Eva Fraser

Eva Fraser, age 92, of Sugar Hill died Friday, August 19, 2005. Arrangements by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345.