News for Friday, July 29, 2005

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Nation Briefs

Divers look for toddler in river

No justification for slumlords

With housing prices soaring and property taxes punishing in many states, owning your own home has become a life-defining situation. Millions of Americans struggle to make mortgage payments in order to raise their kids in a safe environment, free from danger and chaos.

Fonda's anti-war energy should be redirected

Like millions of Americans, I heaved a sigh of relief upon reading that Jane Fonda finally is going to speak out against the war in Iraq. Where has she been?

People Briefs

Moby says he respects Eminem for speaking out

Police Reports

Gwinnett

County holds bioterrorist attack drill

LAWRENCEVILLE - The enormous task of responding to a bioterrorist attack was realized by Gwinnett County health officials on Thursday morning despite having fewer people than desired at the county's first full-scale bioterrorist drill.

Letters to the Editor

Pit bulls often abused

Former Atlanta policeman convicted of bank robbery

ATLANTA - A 17-year veteran Atlanta police officer was convicted Thursday of robbing three banks of $137,000 last summer, carrying a 9 mm pistol and wearing a ski-mask, gloves and dark clothing.

Prosecution rests in murdered sheriff case

ATLANTA - Prosecutors arguing the 2000 shooting death of DeKalb County sheriff-elect Derwin Brown rested their case Thursday.

World Briefs

10 dead, 350 rescued in oil platform fire off the Indian coast

In brief

state

Downtown Winder road work ends

WINDER - Construction on Ga. Highway 11 in Winder is scheduled to end today.

Getting to Know … Jess Simpson

Former defensive coordinator Jess Simpson is preparing for his first season as head coach of the Buford football team. The 34-year-old father of four is replacing a legend in Dexter Wood, who led the Wolves to a state-record winning streak, three state titles and five straight championship game appearances.

Frank Cheatham

Frank Cheatham, age 84 of Comer, died Wednesday, July 27, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-962-3100.

Charles Bryant

Mr. Charles Larry Bryant, 62, of Lawrenceville died on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at his residence. McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory, Cumming is in charge of arrangements, www.mcdonaldandson.com ...

Charlotte Pattillo

Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Mrs. Charlotte Ann Cannon Pattillo, 74, of 40 Tyler B Lane in Jefferson who died on Tuesday at NE GA Medical Center in Gainesville ...

Lucille Andrews

Lucille A. Andrews, age 91, of Auburn died Wednesday, July 27, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100.

Charles Bullock

Charles H. Bullock, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2005, from complications of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. A Memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, July ...

Margaret Kilpatrick

Margaret E. Kilpatrick, age 88 of Buford, died Wednesday, July 27, 2005. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, July 30, 2005 in the Chapel of Tapp ...