News for Thursday, June 9, 2005

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Nation Briefs

Former America West pilots convicted

Locals win big money in Fantasy 5 lotto

ATLANTA - A chef from Lawrenceville and a Duluth businesswoman have struck it rich in the Georgia lottery.

Sports Briefs

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Stretch of McEver Road may open today

GAINESVILLE - Traffic could shift today on construction-clogged Ga. Highway 53, McEver Road.

Police awaiting autopsy for man found in lake

LAWRENCEVILLE - Officials still are trying to determine the cause of death of a man found in Lake Lanier, the second Gwinnett County resident found in the lake in one week.

Wood to start Game 1 for Tech

ATLANTA - North Gwinnett grad Blake Wood will start the opener of this weekend's Super Regional series vs. Tennessee as host Georgia Tech looks for a berth in the College World Series.

Shots fired during bank robbery; no one hurt

LAWRENCEVILLE - Shots were fired at a Duluth bank Wednesday morning, leaving no one injured and one "armed and dangerous" robber on the loose, according to FBI Special Agent Stephen Emmett.

World Briefs

Election protests lead to clashes in Ethiopia

What if my grandsons went to war?

Willis Forrester is a regular reader of this space and a frequent critic. He, like many others, does not approve of the Iraqi war. I, on the other hand, would nuke anybody in the Middle East who even looked cross-eyed at us until somebody apologized for what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, and promised to help us catch the scumbags responsible. Clearly, Forrester and I are not on the same page about the war.

Cagle gets support in Reed territory

State Sen. Casey Cagle is invading the Gwinnett County turf of Ralph Reed, his opponent in the Republican race for lieutenant governor.

Sports Calendar

Baseball

Letters to the Editor

Judges deserving of up-and-down vote

Five locals go in draft

After having only one local drafted on the first day on Tuesday, four Gwinnett players were picked on the second day of the Major League Baseball Draft. On Wednesday Charlie Blackmon joined former North Gwinnett teammate Stephen Brock, who was taken on Tuesday in the 14th round.

A return to basics

HAWKSHEAD, England

Williams pulls out of Chicago draft camp

ATHENS - Georgia basketball signee Louis Williams has pulled out an NBA draft preparation camp in Chicago, two sources confirmed on Wednesday.

People Briefs

Bob Costas to be regular fill-in for Larry King

Lawal making easy transition to Norcross

The Norcross boys basketball program hit it big again.

Vera Steed

Vera Ruth Wilbanks Steed, age 96, of Winder passed away June 7, 2005. Arrangements held by Smith Funeral Home of Winder. 770-867-4553.

Robert Sagel

Robert “Bob” Aaron Sagel of Grayson passed away June 6, 2005 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Sandra and children Josh, Alexandria and Jake ...

Mary Sue Cox

Mary Sue Cox, age 79, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-4553.

William Drain

William (Bill) Drain of Lawrenceville passed away June 5, 2005. Arrangements held by Tom. W. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., of Lawrenceville. 770-963-2411.