News for Tuesday, July 19, 2005

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Atlanta's giant panda placed on birth watch

ATLANTA (AP) - Lun Lun, Zoo Atlanta's female giant panda, has been removed from exhibit and placed on a 24-hour birth watch, though zoo officials still aren't sure she is pregnant.

World Briefs

Iraqi government workers, police gunned down

Nation Briefs

Defiant Rudolph gets two life terms

People Briefs

Jude Law says sorry for affair

Unconditional surrender

DOLGELLAU, Wales

A sports fan's wish list

High school football teams were allowed to start practicing in shorts on Monday, which means games are just around the corner. To me, that's the best time of the year.

Letters to the Editor

Aid to Africa

Emory University sells HIV drug royalities for $525 million

ATLANTA (AP) - Emory University has sold its royalty rights to an HIV drug for $525 million, which school officials said Monday they believe is the largest amount ever for such a sale.

Police Reports

Woman charged with battery

'Harry Potter' setting records

LAWRENCEVILLE - Across Gwinnett, copies of the latest Harry Potter book have been flying off the shelves as though bewitched.

Sports Calendar

Baseball

Emory Forthe

Emory Forsyth Forthe, age 87, of Snellville, GA died July 17, 2005. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.

Michael Rabun

Mr. Michael Casey Rabun, age 24, of Jefferson, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2005, from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born on August 12, 1980 in ...

Rick Hackett

Mr. Rick S. Hackett, age 49, of Oakwood, GA passed away on July 17, 2005. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Tony Puckett

Tony R. Puckett, age 46, of Roswell, GA died July 15, 2005. He was preceded in death by Mother, Ruby Jernigan Puckett; Father, Robert Puckett; and Grandparents, Frank and Pauline ...

Grady Lockridge

Grady Claude Lockridge, age 55 of Lawrenceville died Sunday, July 17, 2005. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 20, 2005 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Effie Sikes

Effie Holcombe Sikes, age 85, of Lawrenceville died Saturday, July 16, 2005. Graveside services were held 2:00 P.M. Monday, July 18, 2005, at Alcovy Baptist Church Cemetery in Lawrenceville. Rev ...

Lenwood Burdette

Mr. Lenwood W. Burdette, age 84 of Duluth passed away Sunday, July 17, 2005. Mr. Burdette is survived by his loving wife, Ernestine Burdette; sons, Tom and wife Angie Burdette ...

Bessie Hulme

Bessie Belle Hinson Hulme, age 89, formerly of Atlanta, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2005. She was born in Cochran, GA in 1916, and the last survivor of seven siblings ...