News for Saturday, May 14, 2005

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Collins Hill's Frasier takes second in 3,200

JEFFERSON - It was the first time that Collins Hill junior Nathan Frasier had ever competed in the state championship. Not only did he get to the finals of the 3,200-meter run but he did everything he could to win it.

Nation Briefs

Wendy's fingertip traced to man

Sports Briefs

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Lassiter eliminates Brookwood 4-3

MARIETTA - As it did the entire first-round series in the Class AAAAA baseball playoff series with Lassiter, Brookwood fought back in Friday night's third and deciding game.

I may be ready for a smoke

At the risk of sounding like Joan Rivers, can we talk? I need a little therapy today. I've had a tough week. Not as tough as the smokers, of course. Sonny Perdue signed the anti-smoking bill into law early in the week and health insurance for state merit employees who smoke went up by $40 a month. So my friends who partake of the noxious weed received a double whammy this week, but mine ain't been no bed of roses, either.

People Briefs

Diaz suing British tabloid

Norcross splits with Harrison

NORCROSS - Norcross opened its first postseason appearance in 22 years with a solid 7-1 win over Harrison in Game 1 only to drop the second game 5-2 to the Hoyas on Friday night in the opening round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs.

Walton knocks off South Gwinnett 8-5, 3-2

SNELLVILLE - Walton knocked off South Gwinnett 8-5 in the first game of the best-of-three first round series in Class AAAAA and then finished off the Comets' season with a 3-2 win in the nightcap.

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Stars rally to force deciding Game 3

TRENTON - Providence Christian extended its season one more game by beating Dade County 13-5 in Game 2 of its first round playoff series Friday. It came on the heels of an 8-4 loss in Game 1.

Buford crushes Lafayette

BUFORD - After Game 1 of Buford's first-round doubleheader against Lafayette on Friday, Wolves head coach Tony Wolfe said that his team was "not very lose and a little nervous."

Child safety a parent's duty

The underbelly of society keeps raising itself in public, exposing Americans to reality most never want to even think about, much less hear in graphic detail.

Dacula students suffer minor burns when hot tar falls off roof

DACULA - Several Dacula Elementary students were injured this week when tar from a roof blew toward the playground.

World Briefs

Soldiers fire on crowd in Uzbekistan

Letters to the Editor

Daily Post on right side of zoning issue this time

Kane Snyder

Kane Ray Snyder, infant son of Mike & Karen Snyder, of Snellville died May 10, 2005. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home of Norcross. 770-448-5757

Mason Ford

Mr. Mason Eugene (Gene) Ford, age 79 of Snellville, GA died Thursday, May 12, 2005. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 15, at 2pm at Wages Snellville Chapel with ...

Myrtle Thomas

Myrtle Thomas, age 82, of Lilburn, Georgia died May 12, 2005. Arrangements by Huey Funeral Home of Canton. 770-479-2193