News for Thursday, July 14, 2005

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Dog abuse suspected

LAWRENCEVILLE - Three Norcross men allegedly responsible for 37 pit bull dogs are being held without bond on drug charges while officials determine whether the trio will also face animal cruelty charges.

Gwinnett announces 'Game of the Month' ticket package

The Gwinnett Gladiators announced the schedule for the games to be included in the team's "Game of the Month" mini season ticket package on Wednesday.

Duluth looking for entertainment to fill Aurora Theatre void

DULUTH - While Lawrenceville is busy preparing to welcome the Aurora Theatre to its city center in late 2006, the city of Duluth is actively pursuing a replacement to fill the subsequent cultural void.

Nation Briefs

Chief justice hospitalized

Police Reports

Robbers stab man using bank ATM

Prosecutors drop Scrushy appeal

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The government dropped plans to retry Richard Scrushy on Wednesday, saying it would not appeal a judge's decision to dismiss perjury charges against the fired HealthSouth Corp. CEO acquitted of fraud.

World Briefs

Police seek suspected mastermind in UK attacks

Teaching the Constitution

A long time ago (47 years to be exact) in another culture and when television was in glorious black and white, composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein inaugurated a TV series called "Young People's Concerts." The objective was to teach classical music to children in hopes that when they became adults they would appreciate and even love the genre.

People Briefs

Fan sues comic for striking him

Big Canoe Bear breaks silence

A few weeks ago, I discussed slides of my vacation. In passing, I happened to mention the Bear from Big Canoe. The column got a lot of mail, but no one was the least bit interested in my vacation. Everybody wanted to know more about the bear. Go figure.

The major breakthrough

While I was enjoying the recent major league promotions of two good guys, the Braves' Brian McCann and Jeff Francoeur, I allowed myself to think back.

Perdue sets special election date for House District 106 position

A special election to replace former state legislator Phyllis Miller, who resigned from House District 106 last week so she could become a Juvenile Court judge, will be Aug. 30.

Stephanie Wright

Stephanie Nicole Wright, age 5, of Winder, died July 12, 2005. Funeral arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder, 770-867-1361.

Randy Green

Randy Green, age 42 of Loganville died Tuesday, July 12, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-979-5010.

Michael Harris

Michael Harris, age 50, of Lawrenceville died Monday, July 11, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100.

Emmett Clements

Emmett A. Clements, Jr., age 71 of Buford, GA, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 4:00 P.M ...

Dorothy Carroll

Dorothy Elliott Carroll, age 90 of Grayson, GA died July 13, 2005. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.

Leonard Dalton

Mr. Leonard Dalton, age 91 of Ridgeway Church Road, Commerce, and formerly of Jefferson passed away July 12, 2005 after a brief illness. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 1350 ...

Charles Myers

Charles Hugh Myers, age 63 of Loganville died Tuesday, July 12, 2005. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, July 14, 2005 at Corinth Christian Church, Loganville, with remains ...

Cathy Dinocco

Mrs. Cathy Dinocco, age 57, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2005. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Michael Hill

Michael Andrew Hill, age 58, of Duluth, GA passed away on July 11, 2005. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, P.O. Box 225, Norcross, GA 30091, 770-448-5757.