News for Friday, May 6, 2005

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First lady's quips reflect well on U.S.

WASHINGTON

World Briefs

Blair set to win third term, but faces setbacks

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Two lawyers killed in murder-suicide

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Ask Amy: Musician tired of giving services away for a song

DEAR AMY: I am a professional musician and frequently am the soloist at weddings. I am paid for my music services.

Police reports

Motorist takes a shot at driver in Lilburn

Section of Russell Road to close for construction

LAWRENCEVILLE - Construction will begin Saturday on a summer-long project to replace a bridge on Russell Road. A stretch of Russell Road between Lawrenceville-Suwanee and Collins Hill roads will be closed through early August.

Berkeley Lake OKs greenspace site management plan

BERKELEY LAKE - The greenspace site management plan submitted by Debbie Robinson at the April 17 council meeting has been reviewed and approved by the mayor and council.

Wilbanks' statement

At this time, I cannot explain fully what happened to me last week. I had a host of compelling issues which seemed out of control - issues for which I was unable to address or confine. Please may I assure you that my running away had nothing to do with ''cold feet'' nor was it ever about leaving John. Those who know me know how excited I've been, and how excited I was about the spectacular wedding we planned, and how I could not wait to be Mrs. John Mason.

Prep Roundup: Peachtree Ridge girls tennis downs Grayson 3-2

GRAYSON - The Peachtree Ridge girls tennis team advanced to the third round of the Class AAAAA state tournament with a 3-2 win over host Grayson on Thursday.

Tech's Jack to test draft waters

ATLANTA - On the day he declared for the NBA Draft, Georgia Tech junior point guard Jarrett Jack remained a student-athlete. After all, he had a biology exam immediately following his press conference.

Letters to the Editor

Try working rather than suing

Days in the life of Snellville

As an elected official without deep family roots in Snellville, I wanted to familiarize myself with the city I represent. To do so I went through a box of old newspaper articles from 1971 to 1994 pertaining to Snellville and Gwinnett County.

People Briefs

Teen People lists 25 hottest stars

Madison Oscar

Madison Taylor Oscar, age 9 days old, of Lawrenceville. Died May 5, 2005. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30045. 770-277-4550

Dorothy Smith

Dorothy Lottrell Smith, age 79 of Lilburn died Thursday, May 5, 2005. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 7, 2005 in the Snellville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Akima John

Akima John, age 15 of Lawrenceville died Sunday, May 1, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045. 770-962-3100

Jack Dillard

Mr. Jack Dillard of Bethlehem, Georgia died May 5, 2005. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Carter Funeral Home of Winder. 770-867-1361

Douglas Brancale

Douglas Watson Brancale, age 57 of Douglasville, died Saturday, April 30, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA. 770-979-5010.

Walton Sineath

Walton Angus Sineath, age 87, of Lilburn died May 3, 2005. He was born in Pavo, Georgia the fifth of six children born to Paul Jones and Mamie McQueen Sineath ...

Ann Bailey

Ann Bailey, age 82 of Dacula, died Thursday, May 5, 2005. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, May 7, 2005 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral ...

James Griggs

James Henry “Jim” Griggs, age 75, died at St. Thomas Hospital on May 5, 2005 after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Saturday ...