News for Sunday, August 21, 2005


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Buford blanks North Hall 2-0

From Staff Reports

Berkeley Lake officials struggle with street safety

BERKELEY LAKE - City Council members on Thursday rehashed recent concerns regarding the safety of Berkeley Lake's city streets - Lakeshore Drive in particular. In light of the city's recent consideration of an ordinance requiring bicycle and rider registration, council members are still not sure how to handle the various problems.

Webb Gin lines up retailers

The Avenue Webb Gin has national retailers lined up.

Help wanted, but hard work is required

Those who work hard will prosper and be satisfied. There are a number of help wanted signs all over Gwinnett. The signs should read help wanted, hard work required.

Prep Schedule


Auburn moves site of library

AUBURN - The site for the new Auburn library has been moved again. The City Council voted Thursday to move it to the site that presently houses the basketball courts. Although the address remains at Fifth Avenue and Third Avenue, it is across the street from the previous location.

Nation Briefs

Senator resting after mini-stroke

People Briefs

Garth Brooks signs contract with Wal-Mart

Wesleyan brought down by Chamblee

CHAMBLEE - Wesleyan's bid to give new skipper Phillip Deas a win in his head coaching debut fell just short Saturday night as Chamblee battled back to top the Wolves 26-20 at North DeKalb Stadium.

'Nerd camp' turns out great

I looked about the tiny dorm room at the white cinderblock walls, the stained window and the worn mattress that looked like it had gone through a couple world wars. I was thoroughly unimpressed.

World Briefs

Pope says Muslims and Christians need to work together

Sports Calendar


Community Calendar

Clubs and

What's going on here?

Where: Ga. Highway 120 between Boggs Road and Northbrook Parkway

Coming to a neighborhood near you

DEVELOPMENT Perrmit Applications - The following are development permits received by the Gwinnett Planning and Development Department the week of Aug. 1. Developers have submitted plans for these sites but have not received the Planning and Development Department's OK to begin clearing the land.

Priorities gone awry

Robert M. Freeman, a usually insightful reader from Murrayville, sent this e-mail the other day:

Police Briefs

Man accused of head-butting wife


Conducting Business

Will FairTax popularity get notice in D.C.?

Momentum continues to grow for Rep. John Linder's FairTax. Years ago, success for Linder's idea of dismantling the Internal Revenue Service and replacing it with a 23 percent sales tax seemed remote at best.

In Brief

Gas-main break ties up traffic

Loganville residents get the lowdown on police, fire operations

LOGANVILLE - In the second of four classes in Loganville's pilot "Loganville 101" series, residents got an in-depth view of how the Police Department, municipal court and Fire Department work.

School system earns "Company That Cares" designation

For the second time, United Way has recognized Gwinnett County Public Schools as a "Company That Cares" for the school system's support of United Way and the community.

Thumbs Up

Small fix brings big thumbs up

Small Business Profile

LOCATION: 6010 Singleton Road, Suite 208 (in the Kroger Shopping center) in Norcross.

Caleb or Cameron?

ATLANTA - Caleb or Cameron? Cameron or Caleb?

Upsized county fair coming back to town in September

LAWRENCEVILLE - Consider this fair warning - literally.

Ness again ranked highly by his peers

Call it good fortune, a-friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend thing that worked out perfectly.

Road Closures

Bogan Road from Harmony Elementary School to Hamilton Mill Road will require intermittent lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through August for safety improvements to include curb and gutter, sidewalk and a multi-use path.

Special election voting begins this week

Lynn Ledford is conducting a little experiment.

Letters to the Editor

Bush afraid of grieving mother

My heart goes out to Cindy Sheehan and anyone who has lost a loved one to this manipulation of our current administration. Everyone knows why President Bush won't meet with Ms. Sheehan: He is afraid of facing the obvious question about this assault by our country. I remember at the beginning of this "war on weapons of mass destruction" he said we were going to get Osama bin Laden and the axis of evil. Well, no bin Laden, no weapons of mass destruction, only loss of many American lives. Do these people want to be free? I think they just want us to go away.

This is Vietnam all over. Don't we learn from our mistakes? And the so-called "fair and balanced" Fox News has its spinners out trying to make Sheehan look crazy. All of the press is out of control. They are not fighting the good fight. Where are the Woodward and Bernstein reporters of days gone by?

- Sally Spelbring


Chambliss wrong on immigration

For those of us who have long watched and listened to Sen. Saxby Chambliss ("Chambliss: We'll tackle immigration," Aug. 12, Page 1A) spout his political dissembling about being strong on immigration enforcement recognize that he has decided to support amnesty for untold millions of illegal aliens who have broken our immigration laws. There should be no doubt in anyone's mind that Chambliss plans to do absolutely nothing about illegal immigration except to call it something that sounds more friendly to illegal aliens.

So Chambliss wants to issue something called a blue card that would allow illegal aliens to stay temporarily (in a pig's eye) if they are proven to be law-abiding and are not taking jobs away from American workers. Folks, this supposed blue card is simply a way to grant the amnesty he says he does not support.

First, most illegal alien criminals routinely change their IDs and names. Secondly, based on past experiences, there has never been a successful program to verify that there were no Americans willing to take specific jobs.

Even with high-tech work visas for supposed skilled foreign workers, that provision has proven impossible to enforce. Saxby knows all this, but he has become so beholden to his deep-pocket agricultural backers and developer contributors that he is now incapable of admitting these truths.

Saxby Chambliss, like all too many politicians, has become much too attached to his Senate seat and obviously will do anything to keep it. His attitude has become American jobs be d-----, if Sax can only keep his seat.

I will do my small part to remove his title of senator.

- Gene Wade


Business Calendar


Edward Brazee

Mr. Edward C. Brazee, age 65, of Winder, GA passed away Friday, August 19, 2005. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Erika Renfroe

Erika V. Renfroe, age 76, of Norcross, GA, passed away Friday, August 19, 2005. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home of Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.

Jean Miller

Jean Miller, age 78, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Friday, August 19, 2005. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.

Garry Kimbro

Garry Wayne Kimbro, age 41 of Dacula, died Friday, August 19, 2005. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Monday, August 22, 2005 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Sean Humphries

Sean Humphries, age 18 of Loganville, died Friday, August 19, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 674 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA 30052, 770-466-1544.

Beulah James

Beulah James, age 78, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Friday, August 19, 2005. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.