News for Friday, July 1, 2005

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Restaurants' choice: Kids or smoking?

LAWRENCEVILLE - Starting today, a new statewide smoking ban will go into effect and force those restaurants and bars that have not yet been restricted by the county's ban to choose between minors, smokers or renovations.

Nation Briefs

Aruba official: Case can be prosecuted without teen's body

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Stores take advantage of new state fireworks law

LAWRENCEVILLE - Boxes at the front of local stores and tents on the side of the road now scream "TNT! FIREWORKS! BIG BOOM!" at unsuspecting customers.

World Briefs

All 16 aboard downed copter confirmed dead

Braves to support area blood drive

LAWRENCEVILLE - The American Red Cross, in conjunction with the Atlanta Braves, will hold a blood drive across metro Atlanta over the Fourth of July weekend.

People Briefs

Affleck, Garner wed; baby on way

Deaths raises questions about role in combat

The deaths of three women - two Marines and one sailor - and the injury of 11 other female Marines in an attack in Iraq last week not only raises questions about the role of women in combat, but suggests that the U.S. military may be guilty of willful denial, if not strategic negligence.

Getting to Know … Mark Kimbro

Mark Kimbro has been a Central Gwinnett fan his entire life. The 43-year-old has been the head baseball coach at Central for the past 21 years, and is also the athletic director, but the Lawrenceville native has been cheering on the Black Knights long before he was coaching them.

Alien-invasion film captures culture war

So there I am watching Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" with a bunch of swells at the movie's premiere in New York City. The film is a sci-fi extravaganza where Spielberg takes the basic premise of the 1898 H.G. Wells novel, borrows freely from his previous suspense films "Jaws" and "Jurassic Park," and creates a special effects bonanza that is bound to please a mass audience hungry for thrills and chills.

Police Reports

Man charged with DUI

Eleanor Schultz

Eleanor Catherine Schultz, age 89 of Lawrenceville died Wednesday, June 29, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045. 770-962-3100.

Willie Mae Shewbert

Willie Mae “Mamma” Shewbert, age 90 of Oxford, died Thursday, June 30, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052. 770-466-1544

David E. Hatch

Sergeant First Class David E. Hatch (ret.), age 73, of Winder, GA, formerly of Gwinnett County, passed away June 21, 2005. Memorial services will be held July 3, 2005 at ...

Clifford Oliver

Mr. Clifford Porter Oliver, 93, closed his earthly eyes and opened them in his heavenly home on Wednesday, June 29, 2005. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m ...

Richard Wayne Uzzel

A memorial service to celebrate the life, faith, and home going of Richard Wayne Uzzel, age 46, of Dunwoody, Georgia, is scheduled for 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 2, 2005 ...

James Kelly

James Rivers Kelly III, age 57, of Augusta, GA formerly of Duluth, GA died Sunday June 26, 2005. Arrangements pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535 ...

Ronald Dukes

Ronald W. “Ronnie” Dukes, age 63 of Valrico, FL entered into rest June 28, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078. 770-979-5010 ...

Ira Farinas

Ira John Yee Farinas, age 34 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away June 29, AD 2005. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Services, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.