News for Friday, June 10, 2005

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School's bookmobile keeps students reading

LAWRENCEVILLE - Any other Thursday and it would've been just another white, suburban minivan.

Bullpen one of Jackets' biggest strengths

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech sophomore Blake Wood will start today's Super Regional opener against Tennessee. But the right-hander knows he doesn't necessarily have to finish the game.

Jackson picks Yankees over Tech hoops

ATLANTA - Austin Jackson has made his choice - professional baseball.

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President shouldn't dismiss Amnesty's findings so quickly

Tough on terminally ill

Who gets hurt when dying or sick smoke pot?

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Italian held in Afghanistan for weeks released

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Providence hires Wright as new head basketball coach

People Briefs

Seagal being sued for allegedly delaying filming

Nation Briefs

First tropical storm forms in Caribbean

Reality sadly intrudes into relief efforts

Riddle me this: What do Madonna, Bono, President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair all have in common? They want to help poor Africans, that's what. But how to do that is the rub.

Megadeth to hit Arena

LAWRENCEVILLE - Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday for the Gigantour, featuring Megadeth and Dream Theater, at the Arena at Gwinnett Center on Aug. 5.

Locals debate Jackson case

LAWRENCEVILLE - While the jury continues to deliberate the case of the King of Pop, several local law professors predicted that Michael Jackson would be convicted on at least one of the counts for which he is being tried.

Judge deals blow to Cox shareholder attorneys

WILMINGTON, Del. - A Delaware judge has slashed millions out of a fee request from leading shareholder law firms that sued over the $8.5 billion deal to take Cox Communications Inc. private, saying the lawyers moved too quickly.

Ga. Tech's Slayden healthy, happy again

ATLANTA - The long gaze at the ball clearing the outfield wall, the fist pump as he rounded first base - all the things that inspired South Carolina's pitcher to plunk the next batter - were pure joy for Jeremy

Buford Walker

Buford J. Walker, age 81 of Snellville, GA died June 8, 2005. He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Adams and is survived by his daughter, Betty Ann ...

Richard L. Ray

Richard L. (Dick) Ray, Sr., 78, of Stone Mountain died June 8, 2005. He was a member of a local amateur radio club, Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society, call sign (W5SNX ...

Sarah Ridley

Sarah Ridley, age 90 of Decatur died Sunday, June 5, 2005. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 11, 2005 at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Newnan with remains ...

Dorothy Ann Tarquinio

Dorothy Ann Tarquinio, age 73, of Norcross, passed away June 8, 2005. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home 770-448-5757.

Annie Farmer

Annie L. Farmer, age 72 of Monroe, formerly of Carnesville, died Thursday, June 9, 2005. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 11, 2005 in the Lawrenceville Chapel ...

Charles Carpenter

Charles “Chuck” Carpenter, Jr., age 46 of Dacula, died June 7, 2005. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Culpepper Ingram

Culpepper Frederick Ingram, age 95, of Winder died June 8, 2005. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder. (770)867-4553

Robert Lewis

Mr. Robert W. Lewis, age 83 of Hoschton, GA passed away Monday, June 6, 2005. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory, Milledgeville 478-452-2148.