News for Friday, August 5, 2005

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London marks four weeks since terror bombings

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Naked mental patient eludes police

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Coal mine's roof collapses, killing 1

Amateur Pinkard takes lead at Georgia Open

BRASELTON - Amateur Chuck Pinkard of Cumming shot a 7-under-par 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead at The Community PhoneBook Georgia Open, held at The Legends at Chateau Elan. Pinkard's round included a 5-under 31 on the back nine.

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Etheridge ready to record again

Loss of religion hurts us in fight against terror

The relentless attack on public displays of spirituality and religion by progressive secularists has been extremely effective worldwide. Churchgoing in Western Europe, for example, has collapsed in many countries. Harvard professor Niall Ferguson calls the decline of Christianity in Europe "one of the most remarkable phenomena of our times."

Police Briefs

Store employee arrested in theft

Getting to Know … Craig Witmer

Brookwood head basketball coach Craig Witmer is preparing for his fifth season leading the Broncos. The 31-year-old father of two, who graduated from Brookwood as well, took over the program from current Norcross head coach Eddie Martin.

Letters to the Editor

Column tackles many types of rail systems

Having it both ways

The conventional wisdom is that Sen. Hillary Clinton has moved right, becoming hawkish in war, socially centrist and tough on immigration as she prepares for a presidential bid in 2008.

Belle Becknell

Belle Haralson Becknell, age 91 of Grayson, died Wednesday, August 3, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100.

Jack Evans

Jack Evans, age 67 of Lawrenceville, GA formerly of England, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2005. Survived by: beloved wife of twenty-five years, Susan Kosenka; son, Nicholas; and daughter ...

Lanny Franklin

Lanny Udell Franklin, age 57 of Atlanta, formerly of Lawrenceville, died Tuesday, August 2, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100.

Justine Sargent

Mrs. Justine Sargent, age 84, of Winder, formerly of Virginia, died August 3, 2005. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder, 770-867-1361.

Bernice Frix

Bernice Greeson Frix, age 82 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away August 4, 2005. Funeral arrangements to be announced. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411.

Dustin Bramlett

Dustin Bramlett, age 19 of Covington, died Wednesday, August 3, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA 30052, 770-466-1544.

May Moua

Ms. May Siong Moua, age 48, of Marysville, CA, formerly of Winder, died July 28, 2005. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder, 770-867-1361.

Jimmy Henry

Mr. Jimmy Franklin Henry, age 62, of Nicholson, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2005, after a sudden illness. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.

Daniel Smith

Daniel Zeber Smith Jr., age 61, of Suwanee, GA died Monday, August 1, 2005. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Saturday, August 6, 2005 at Bill Head Funeral Home ...

Dorethea Maloy

Dorethea D. Maloy, age 84 of Snellville, died Wednesday, August 3, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-979-5010.