News for Saturday, April 15, 2006

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Gladiators hope early clinch will help playoff attendance

DULUTH - ECHL teams don't make money in the playoffs and attendance is usually a fraction of regular-season numbers.

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Baseball

Through Saturday: The Gwinnett Dugout Club is expanding its Hall of Fame and is searching for nominations of past baseball players worthy of being honored in the Hall. The nominees must be at least five years removed from high school. For a list of current Hall of Fame members, visit www.gwinnettdugoutclub.com. To nominate a former Gwinnett baseball player, e-mail Tony McIntyre at tony@hsfan.com or call him at 770-904-2250.

Mill Creek slides past Dacula 13-12 in seventh

dan.tomayko@gwinettdailypost.com

HOSCHTON - After a game that swung wildly back and forth, the Mill Creek-Dacula baseball contest on Friday was decided by one slide.

Who says they're 'not very good?'

SNELLVILLE - The South Gwinnett baseball team doesn't have some fierce, imaginative motto.

Prep roundup: Four-run seventh pushes Peachtree Ridge past Duluth

SUWANEE - Peachtree Ridge picked up a big Region 7-AAAAA win Friday night with a 7-6 victory over Duluth. Duluth led 6-0 after four innings but the Lions (6-10, 1-1) capped off the night with four runs in the bottom of the seventh for the comeback.

Two extra days make procrastinators happy

LAWRENCEVILLE - Look at the date at the top of this page. It says April 15.

There was something you meant to do by April 15, wasn't there? Oh, that's right - taxes are due!

Four charged with cocaine possession

STATHAM - Four men were arrested in possession of cocaine Thursday night after police responded to calls of gunshots being heard in the area.

Police: DNA a match in slaying case

LAWRENCEVILLE - A man incarcerated in Indiana for the shooting deaths of two women has been linked by DNA to a fatal stabbing in Norcross.

Man charged with neglecting dogs, snakes

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville man was arrested on animal cruelty charges after two neglected dogs and snakes and a dead iguana were found inside his apartment.

Youth roundup: Iron Eagles win second tournament

The Collins Hill 12-and-under Iron Eagles softball teamwon their second tournament in a row last weekend.

Gwinnett grads: Streak behind her, McKee looks to get hot again

The streak came to an end in March, and Keri McKee barely noticed.

A matter of time

This is still America - for now

I realize that I'm not a super-intellectual, and I'm glad that I'm not. I know a few of those folks - and a few more who think they are - and, quite frankly, they bore me to death with their snot-nosed attitudes and "smarter-than-thou" snide remarks. That's not for me.

I'm just a plain old Southern linthead who tries to be a good American. I usually call things exactly as I see them, and sometimes I have the good sense just to keep quiet about an issue, but not often.

Police reports

Lilburn police

seek suspect

in burglary string

•LILBURN - Lilburn police are asking for the public's help in locating a man who burglarized three businesses Friday on Killian Hill Road.

Ohioan has odd take on Georgia military history

Sometimes when you cast this bread out on the waters, you never know what is going to come back.

Seeing lapse in Katrina relief, private industries aid

AP Science Writer

ORLANDO, Fla. - If government can't do it, business will.

OBITUARIES

BUFORD

CALLAIZAKIS,

ELEANOR

Eleanor E. Callaizakis, age 74 of Buford, and formerly of New York, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006 after an extended illness. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com.*

DACULA

KNIGHT, LULITA

Mrs. Lulita Knight, age 87, of Dacula, GA, passed away April 14, 2006. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.*

JEFFERSON

PEARSON, CREGG

Mr. Cregg Edwin Pearson, age 43 of Maysville,Georgia died Thursday, April 13, 2006. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, 706-367-5467.*

LAWRENCEVILLE

LLOYD, DUANE

Duane Fountaine Lloyd, age 75, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, died April 8, 2006. He is survived by Daughters, Sandy Lloyd, Melissa Bautista, both of Lawrenceville; Son, Charles Edward Lloyd of Monroe; Grandchildren, Christopher Thomas Lloyd, Brett Andrew Lloyd, William Reed Bautista and Jared Russell Lloyd. Mr. Lloyd was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a retired computer programmer with the U.S. Government. Graveside services were held at 11 am, Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at Gwinnett Memorial Park. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .

O'CONNELL,

DOROTHY

Dorothy M. O'Connell passed away of natural causes, April 13, 2006 in Lawrenceville, GA, at 94. Dorothy was the only child of Walter F. and Evelyn K. McKale. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y. in 1911 and graduated with a teaching degree from Oswego State University in 1932. She taught in both the Ken-Ton School and the Clarkstown School Districts in New York State for over forty years. Dorothy was an active hospital volunteer along with working in volunteer programs in various libraries in her community. She was married for over fifty years to John (Jack) F. O'Connell who predeceased her in 1995. Dorothy is survived by her two sons, John F. and Michael K. O'Connell, both of Snellville, GA; their respective wives, Heather G. and Susan M. O'Connell and their four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A family grave site service was held at White Chapel Memorial Gardens on April 14, 2006. As per Dorothy's wishes, the family requests donations be made to a diabetes charity in lieu of flowers. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

STONE MOUNTAIN

GEORGE, HAROLD

Harold Edward George, Sr., age 80, of Stone Mountain, GA, died Friday morning, April 14, 2006. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.*

Police identify woman shot in head

WINDER - A woman who was shot in the head at a restaurant where a man was killed last week was an innocent bystander, police said.

Plotky lifts Collins Hill over North

SUWANEE - Alicia Plotky's habit of game-winning goals continued on Friday, pushing the Collins Hill girls soccer team to the brink of the Region 7-AAAAA title and ending North Gwinnett's 14-game winning streak.

Perdue signs order to facilitate nonembryonic stem-cell research

LAWRENCEVILLE - Legislation encouraging stem-cell research in Georgia died on the last night of this year's General Assembly session, the victim of a filibuster on an unrelated measure that ran out the clock.

Duane Fountaine Lloyd

Duane Fountaine Lloyd, age 75, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, died April 8, 2006. He is survived by Daughters, Sandy Lloyd, Melissa Bautista, both of Lawrenceville; Son, Charles Edward Lloyd of Monroe ...

Eleanor Callaizakis

Eleanor E. Callaizakis, age 74 of Buford, and formerly of New York, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006 after an extended illness. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com.

Dorothy O'connell

Dorothy M. O'Connell passed away of natural causes, April 13, 2006 in Lawrenceville, GA, at 94. Dorothy was the only child of Walter F. and Evelyn K. McKale. She was ...

Harold Edward George, Sr.

Harold Edward George, Sr., age 80, of Stone Mountain, GA, died Friday morning, April 14, 2006. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel ...

Cregg Edwin Pearson

Mr. Cregg Edwin Pearson, age 43 of Maysville,Georgia died Thursday, April 13, 2006. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, 706-367-5467.

Lulita Knight

Mrs. Lulita Knight, age 87, of Dacula, GA, passed away April 14, 2006. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...