News for Wednesday, July 27, 2005

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Ashes from Tri-Cities to be returned

DECATUR - Authorities hope to close the final chapter in the criminal investigation of the Tri-State Crematory by returning ashes to family members who assisted investigators by submitting them for analysis, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday.

Poverty limits potential of our children

Major gaps exist in the conditions and quality of life for Georgia's children, particularly for children of color, children living in rural areas and children in low-income families. Too many children face challenges that may undermine their potential and leave them behind. How can a state so rich in history and community - and diverse in culture and economic opportunity - ignore these disparities?

Duluth puts off decision on red-light collections

DULUTH - Duluth city officials have postponed indefinitely a decision regarding procedures for collecting unpaid red-light camera fines pending the outcome of a legal opinion by the state on overcharges for the tickets.

Snellville City Council turns down rezoning

SNELLVILLE - By a vote of 2-3, Snellville's City Council on Monday night turned down a rezoning bid for 40.3 acres in the Rockdale Circle, Abilene Lane area.

World Briefs

Blair vows not to yield to terrorists

Letters to the Editor

Dems have bad track record helping poor

Sports Briefs

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An educated mess

The Georgia Board of Regents picked a star-crossed day four years ago to make a final decision on hiring Thomas G. Meredith as the state's most powerful bureaucrat.

Sports Calendar

Baseball

People Briefs

Vaughn tells celeb obsessed, 'you're going to be fine'

County seeks participants in bioterror drill

LAWRENCEVILLE - Have you ever wondered what would happen if terrorists were to spread anthrax, small pox or some other kind of biochemical agent throughout the county?

Nation Briefs

Scout Jamboree continues after four leaders die

Area brief

Area study skills courses canceled

Police reports

Gwinnett

Dora Ward

Dora Ward, age 82, of Decatur, GA died Monday, July 25, 2005. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, Lawrenceville. (770)277-4550.

Charlotte Pattillo

Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Charlotte Pattillo, age 74, of Jefferson, GA. Arrangements to be announced later by Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, GA, 706-335-3178.

Robert Phillips

Robert W. “Flip” Phillips, age 55 of Snellville, GA died July 23, 2005. He is survived by daughter, Savannah Leigh Phillips of Snellville; parents, Robert F. and Dulah ...

Jacqueline Cureton

Jacqueline “Jackie” Wood Cureton, age 75, of Lilburn, died Tuesday July 26, 2005. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes & Crematory, LIlburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

Mable Craver

Mrs. Mable Joyce “Meme” Craver, age 79, of Oakwood, Georgia passed away on Monday, July 25, 2005. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Lester Morrison

Lester Lee Morrison, age 53, of Monroe passed away July 23, 2005. Arrangements are being handled by West GA Crematory, Austell, GA.

Clifford Porterfield

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Clifford Porterfield, age 86, of Lawrenceville, GA, formerly of Satellite Beach, FL, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2005. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett ...