News for Friday, July 22, 2005

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Dems say chance is slim for a Roberts filibuster

Clinton leads decency effort while McCain appears in bawdy movie

The line is fine between prude and prudent, and he - or she - who would be president should figure it out sooner rather than later. At this juncture, Sen. Hillary Clinton is head of the class, while Sen. John McCain may be tending blackboards for a while.

Getting to Know … Reggie Perry

Reggie Perry, 42, is set to begin his first year as head football coach at Meadowcreek. Before accepting the job with the Mustangs, the Orlando native had been head coach at Redan and an assistant at Stephenson, Dunwoody and Evans (Fla.).

Men plead innocent to animal neglect

LAWRENCEVILLE - Two Norcross men pleaded not guilty Thursday to 36 counts of animal neglect and fought to maintain ownership of their pit bulls.

Weather creates ideal climate for mosquitoes

LAWRENCEVILLE - While kids play outside and enjoy the remaining days of a wet summer, Gwinnett County health officials want to remind families that the prime time for West Nile Virus is right around the corner.

People Briefs

'Idol' Underwood to sing jingles for Hershey ads

World Briefs

Administration welcomes China's currency change

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Baseball

Theragenics names CFO

BUFORD - Theragenics Corp. has named a new chief financial officer.

Center of attention

SNELLVILLE - "Part of having a vision is seeing it actually happen," said Doug Spohn, the developer behind Snellville's Wisteria Square town center project. This collective vision, spawned in 1999 when mayor Jerry Oberholtzer took a Sunday drive to Duluth with his family, is finally taking shape.

Fraud shows dangers of entitlements

The devil has frostbite because hell has just frozen over. The New York Times, the elite media champion of government entitlements, has printed a knock-your-socks- off investigation of Medicaid fraud in New York state.

Police Reports

Pizza Hut employee robbed, beaten during delivery

Frank Waring

Mr. Frank Gibson Waring, Jr., age 88 of Suwanee, formerly of Dekalb County, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005. Mr. Waring is survived by his wife of 66 years, Edna Stuart ...

Blanche Swansey

Blanche Waycaster Swansey, age 83 of Flowery Branch, died Thursday, July 21, 2005 following an extended illness. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 23, 2005 ...

Philip Ardolino

Philip John Ardolino, age 63, of Duluth passed away on July 19, 2005. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, 770-448-5757.

Robert Joseph

Robert P. (Bob) Joseph, age 76, passed away peacefully at his residence in Buford on Tuesday, July 19th, following a bout with colon cancer. He was the son of Emma ...

Hugh Kirby

Hugh Kirby, age 69, of Lawrenceville died July 21, 2005. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, Lawrenceville, GA. 30045 (770)277-4550

Bertha Lewis

Bertha “Betty” Lewis, age 75, of Norcross, died July 20, 2005. Mrs. Lewis is preceded in death by her husband, Jerome A. Lewis and is survived by her ...