News for Tuesday, August 14, 2007

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Nation Briefs

Man charged with murder in Missouri church shootings

Carlyle finds a home with Braves

ATLANTA - He has more job security now than at any point in his professional life. Even after a loss, no one is calling to tell him to pack his bags for Richmond, or Japan, or South Korea, or anywhere else he's been.

Police look for man who robbed bank

NORCROSS - Gwinnett police are trying to find the man who robbed a Norcross bank Monday.

New York socialite, philanthropist Brooke Astor dies at 105

NEW YORK - Brooke Astor, the civic leader, philanthropist and high society fixture who gave away nearly $200 million to support New York City's great cultural institutions and a host of humbler projects, died Monday. She was 105.

Wall Street edges lower after banks add liquidity

NEW YORK - Wall Street gave up a moderate gain in late trading and closed marginally lower Monday after the Federal Reserve and other central banks added more cash to their banking systems, helping investors set aside some concerns about credit tightness.

Seven injured in crash

WINDER - Seven people, including four children, were injured in an accident inside Fort Yargo State Park on Monday afternoon.

Man shot to death; few details revealed

DULUTH - A man was killed in a shooting Sunday night, but police still have few details about the crime.

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Business Briefs

Federal Reserve finds banks tighten subprime mortgage standards

NFL still investigating Atlanta QB

FLOWERY BRANCH - The NFL has yet to complete its investigation of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, who has been charged with operating a dogfighting ring on his Virginia property.

2 on Lilburn council to run for mayor

LILBURN - Two members of the Lilburn City Council threw their hats into the ring Monday night to run for mayor following Mayor Jack Bolton's recent announcement that he would not be seeking re-election.

Leaders debate bailout, restructuring for Grady hospital

ATLANTA - No matter how Grady Health System restructures its management, Georgia's largest public hospital must have $125 million or shut its doors, DeKalb County's chief elected leader said Monday.

Police and fire reports

Family of five displaced by fire

Rove announces resignation Bush's friend, strategist to leave at month's end

WASHINGTON - Karl Rove, President Bush's close friend and chief political strategist, announced Monday he will leave the White House at the end of August, joining a lengthening line of senior officials heading for the exits in the final 11⁄2 years of the administration.

School's in session 3 new elementary schools report easygoing first days

LAWRENCEVILLE - Principals at three new elementary schools in Gwinnett County reported smooth openings Monday, as open house and other summer activities allowed students to acclimate to the buildings before the first day of the academic year.

Snellville denies senior housing rezoning

SNELLVILLE - City Council members voted down a rezoning request for senior housing Monday night despite the applicant's request to postpone the vote until October.

Sugar Hill to vote on whether to establish police department

SUGAR HILL - City Hall was recently defaced by graffiti. Street signs in the city have been tagged with gang logos. E. E. Robinson Park has suffered vandalism. Is it time for Sugar Hill to establish a police department?

Jessica Coan Coan on top of her game for senior year

NORCROSS - Last year, Greater Atlanta Christian pitching ace Jessica Coan surpassed the 1,000 career strikeout mark early in the season and then, with more than 20 wins, led the Spartans to a second consecutive state runner-up finish.

Peak 10 to open Norcross facility

NORCROSS - A Southeastern data center operator recently announced its plans to open a 33,000-square-foot facility in Norcross sometime in September.

Tiger takes the suspense out of everything

TULSA, Okla. - The stars were aligned for Tiger Woods to win the final major of the year.

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The Mike that I know

Former White House speechwriter Michael Gerson has been accused of self-aggrandizement and taking credit for speeches he did not fully write, stealing the lines of others and making them his own. The accusations come from his former speechwriting colleague, Matthew Scully, in the September issue of the Atlantic magazine.

Bids in for '08 budget Review team to go over requests

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County government could top 5,000 employees if officials agree to requests for next year's budget.

Man seriously injured in motorcycle crash

BUFORD - A man was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital Sunday following a motorcycle accident that left the him seriously injured.

People Briefs

'Sopranos' star returns to HBO in sports film

Shackelford gets award for commitment to 4-H

LAWRENCEVILLE - As his career launched, Wayne Shackelford never forgot his roots, and this weekend he was honored for a lifetime of inspiring children to stay tied to agriculture.

Dunn back at practice with Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Running back Warrick Dunn returned to practice with the Atlanta Falcons on Monday for the first time since undergoing back surgery last month.

World Briefs

Russian accused of serial killings to face jury trial

Yeley couldn't compete with successful teammates

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - J.J. Yeley may very well have a long and successful NASCAR career.

Stop lingering on the bad times; celebrate the good

We all do it. We all like to complain. And we all let it affect us at some time or another.

A day of firsts North tops Peachtree Ridge in season opener

SUWANEE - Monday saw several new beginnings as it was the first day of school, the first game of the season and the first game in eight years as a head coach for Randy Black.

Two surrender after SWAT team called

BUFORD - Two people surrendered to police Sunday after the county's SWAT team was called out to assist in their arrests.

Company drawn by incentives

SUWANEE - For years, roughly half of the employees at Firearms Training Systems (FATS) have left their Gwinnett County homes and wandered across the Chattahoochee River into Forsyth County for work.

Mattie Mcdaniel

Mattie Lou Smith McDaniel, age 90, of Lawrenceville, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 14, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of ...

Bobbie Palmer

Bobbie Jean (Alligood) Palmer, age 76, of McDonough, GA, died Friday, August 10, 2007. She was born in Laurens County, GA to the late Susan Ruth Coleman and William McKinley ...

Sharon Lee Davis

Sharon Lee Davis, age 52, of Cumming, GA, passed away August 11, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Janet Grimsley

Janet Mae Grimsley, age 75 of Lawrenceville, died August 12, 2007. Arrangements pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Michael Shelburn

Michael Ray Shelburn, age 46, of Loganville, passed away Friday, August 10, 2007. The body has been cremated. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA ...

Jewel Langford

Mrs. Jewel Page Langford, age 96, of Winder, GA, passed away August 12, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Olie Harris

Olie B. “Bubba” Harris, 79, of Doraville, died Sunday, August 12, 2007. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

Connell Coles

Mr. Connell Coles, age 49, of Duluth, GA, passed away August 11, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Joann Mcelroy

JoAnn D. McElroy, age 61, of Lawrenceville, died August 13, 2007. JoAnn was born in Tifton, GA and is survived by daughters, Karla McElroy of Lawrenceville and Marla Harvey of ...