News for Sunday, May 1, 2005

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Rainbow Village offers hope for the homeless

Rainbow Village Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is a transitional housing community that supports homeless families with children in north metro Atlanta by providing an opportunity to become self-sufficient and return to our communities as healthy, productive citizens. Homes are offered in the communities of Norcross, Duluth and Snellville.

Bulldogs talking to Colorado about filling 12th game

ATHENS - Georgia has had discussions with University of Colorado officials about filling the vacancy that is suddenly on the Bulldogs' 2006 schedule, two of Georgia's administrators said.

Planners to hear industrial park rezonings

From Staff Reports

Tough start for Bush in second term

WASHINGTON - One hundred days into his second term, President Bush has lost much of the political muscle he boasted about after winning re-election. Gas prices are rising, his approval ratings are sagging, and Americans are unhappy with his handling of the economy and Iraq.

Wilbanks Timeline

Tuesday

Letters to the Editor

Not all Southerners are authentic

Marketplace

Marketplace

Nasuti's firm will take county cases

A county commissioner's law firm will be eligible for work from the county, but District 2's Bert Nasuti will have to step out of the room whenever that work comes up.

Lawsuits give land rezoning control to rich

As a civilized society, we have in place systems of rules and regulations. These processes are designed to create a fair, level playing field for those with competing interests, a way to prevent the biggest or strongest or richest or most powerful from getting their way all the time.

Sports Calendar

Baseball

Prep Roundup: GAC girls rout No. 2 seed Model

ROME - The GAC girls soccer team used seven second-half goals to rout No. 2 seed Model 7-1 in the first round of the state soccer playoffs on Saturday.

People Briefs

Beckhams suing former nanny

Principles tend to go out window after taste of power

The session has been over for almost a month now, and I have been asked to speak at quite a few forums to give a legislative wrap-up and tell folks how things went. Some are especially curious to hear what it feels like to be a Democrat in the now totally Republican-controlled state government.

Huhn and Associates

WHAT THEY DO: Private investigators specializing in fraud and white collar crime

Road Closures

Ashworth Lake Road closed March 29 for about a month. This coincides with the traffic shift from Henry Clower Boulevard to Gwinnstone Circle south. Traffic for Ashworth Lake Road will be directed to an offsite detour from Greenvalley Court to Lenora Church Road and back to Henry Clower Boulevard. Also, because of the grade change, access to Oak Grove Lane and Britt Road will be through a median opening at Pamela Drive.

Rinker steps down from Health System

Gwinnett Health System Inc. CEO Frank Rinker stepped down earlier this week, but with no official reason for his departure.

Nation Briefs

Treasury ducks begin hatching

Gwinnett Prep Calendar

Monday

Youth Roundup: Sidewinders win East Georgia Challenge

The Shiloh Sidewinders won the Pendleton East Georgia Challenge on April 17 in Conyers.

What's Going On Here?

Where: Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Reps Miller Road

Good teaching pays off for two teachers

It pays to be good at what you do, especially if you happen to be an educator.

World Briefs

Insurgents release more deadly bombs

Wilbanks' 911 call

The following is a transcript of the 911 call from Jennifer Wilbanks to the Albuquerque Police Department. She is recorded tearfully talking to the 911 operator on one phone, her family back home in Duluth on a second line, and a passerby at the gas station from which her call was made.

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Up A community shocked

James Rewis

James T. Rewis, age 35 of Suwanee passed away Thursday, April 28, 2005. Arrangements held by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford. 770-945-9345.

Gail Bowan

Gail Bowen age 63, of Winder passed away April 29, 2005. Arrangements held by Smith Funeral Home of Winder. 770-867-4553.

Fotios Chronos

Fotios Chronos, age 87 of Atlanta, GA died April 29, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Clara Chronos; son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas and Heather Chronos of Atlanta ...

Kenneth Keeling

Kenneth J. Keeling age 48, of Lawrenceville passed away April 30, 2005. Arrangements held by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel of Buford. 770-945-6924.

Robert Barrier

Mr. Robert C. Barrier, age 66 of Buford passed away April 29, 2005. Arrangements held by Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford. 770-932-1133.

Peggy Evans

Mrs. Peggy Joyce Yearwood Evans, age 68, of Bogart passed away Friday, April 29, 2005. Arrangements held by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson. 706-367-5467.

James Huff

James “Jim” Wesley Huff, age 87 of Loganville passed away Friday, April 29, 2005. Arrangements will be held by Tim Stewart Funeral Home of Loganville. 770-466-1544.