News for Wednesday, September 21, 2005

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Letters to the Editor

Board of Education refuses to budge

In brief

Democrats push call for tax relief for Delta Air Lines

Fuel plan isn't saving us much

The Bush administration deserves a failing grade on its plan for higher fuel economy standards and should be told by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to return to the drawing board for more realistic changes in line with current demand and supply of gasoline.

Business Briefs

Fed boosts interest rates

Carter criticizes FEMA's role

Carter criticizes FEMA's role

Yearwood's father dies in Georgia

Yearwood's father dies in Georgia

Police Briefs

Fire destroys home

Suwanee suspends occupancy law

SUWANEE - City Council members voted Tuesday to suspend the single-family occupancy law until Dec. 31. That means Mayor Nick Masino is no longer violating the city ordinance.

Prep Roundup: Comets remain perfect in region with 3-1 win

SNELLVILLE - South Gwinnett (12-8, 5-0) remained undefeated in Region 8-AAAAA by defeating Grayson 3-1 Tuesday night.

Grayson council approves streetlight, signal proposals

GRAYSON - The Grayson City Council on Monday approved two measures that will shed some new light on the city.

Tragedy worse than Katrina happens every day in South

Georgians ought to feel proud. They responded magnificently to the needs of tens of thousands of refugees from Hurricane Katrina.

People Briefs

Slater enters plea agreement

Sports Calendar

Baseball

Nation Briefs

Gotti judge declares mistrial on most serious counts

Doug Owen

Doug Owen, age 45 of Stone Mountain, died Sunday, September 18, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-979-5010.

Sandra Thompson

Sandra Lee Wilson Duvall Thompson, age 64, of Gulf Port, MS, passed away September 19, 2005. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home of Winder, 770-867-4553.

Russell Manering

Russell J. “Jack” Manering, Jr., age 65, died in his sleep early Monday morning. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

Anthony Walton

Anthony C. Walton, age 50, of Lithonia, GA, passed on September 17, 2005. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons, Inc., Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-338-5558 ...