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Shipp's column on makeover of Georgia a breath of fresh air

Bill Shipp's column ("Extreme makeover: Peach State edition," Perspective, Aug. 15) was refreshing and honest. Refreshing because it was honest, not just another propaganda handout from hack politicians or the shills fronting for corporate special interests.

Braves doomed in eighth inning Reynolds' HR leads Diamondbacks to 4-0 win

ATLANTA - It was the unlikeliest of pitching duels. Brandon Webb, the Arizona Diamondbacks' ace, had thrown 33 consecutive scoreless innings. Lance Cormier, the last man in the Braves' rotation, hadn't even thrown 33 innings in the majors this season.

Overdue demolition Suwanee to develop old Falcons training complex

SUWANEE - There was a time the Falcon Inn was a landmark for the city of Suwanee.

Briefs

St. Lawrence breaks ground on expansion project

Birds test positive for West Nile

NORCROSS - Gwinnett Board of Health officials have announced that two dead birds found in Norcross have tested positive for the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.

Brookwood grad Bostain signs with Dutch team

By Will Hammock

Spiritual Calendar

Today

Are negative money mantras keeping you poor?

"We're not made of money, you know."

Environment group seeks new slogan

LAWRENCEVILLE - Jack Johnson's "The 3 R's" will come on an iPod presented to the winner of a Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful contest. So will other songs promoting its message: reduce, reuse and recycle.

Search today seeks evidence of fort's location

LAWRENCEVILLE - Fort Daniel's location is a mystery that a group of local archaeologists hopes to solve this weekend.

Pastor takes a down-to-earth approach to preaching at church

Sit down and talk with the Rev. Harvey Wakefield, and it's like taking in a breath of fresh air. A 1994 graduate of Monroe Area High School, Wakefield is married and has five children. He has an interesting perspective on pastoring his growing church, Engrafted Word Christian Center International.

Shackleford's work with 4-H proves his worthiness of award

Our family's congratulations go out to Wayne Shackleford for the Lifetime Achievement Award presented to him by the Georgia 4-H Foundation.

Georgia boys longshots to win White House

How ironic that two Georgians, Sam Nunn and Newt Gingrich, are being mentioned as possible presidential candidates. Talk about your political yin and yang.

Settlement reached in Iowa stuttering-experiment lawsuit

DES MOINES, Iowa - The state has agreed to pay $925,000 to unwitting subjects of an infamous 1930s stuttering experiment - orphans who were badgered and belittled as children by University of Iowa researchers trying to induce speech impediments.

Gladiators schedule altered to accommodate Charlotte

DULUTH - The Gwinnett Gladiators announced Friday that seven games of their 2007-08 fifth anniversary season have been shifted.

World Briefs

Iraqi PM asks Sunnis for unity

Georgia ranks 32nd in survey of business costs

LAWRENCEVILLE - Georgia ranked 32nd in a recently released analysis of how costly it is to do business in each state.

Newly formed task force makes five more arrests

NORCROSS - Having made its second major arrest this week, the Gwinnett Police Department's newly formed anti-robbery task force continues to thwart crime throughout the county.

Braves notes Justice inducted into Braves Hall of Fame

ATLANTA - Whatever hard feelings David Justice left Atlanta with 10 years ago were officially buried Friday when the former outfielder was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame.

Sometimes it takes perspective to appreciate the beauty in something

From the moment I saw it, I though it was the dumbest thing I'd ever seen. I spent 20 years thinking that, too.

Harrington struggles in Falcons' 13-10 sloppy win over Buffalo

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Bills quarterback J.P. Losman was given every opportunity to produce a scoring drive, but came up empty. Atlanta's Joey Harrington wasn't much better.

World traveler Akins has found his niche playing pro hoops overseas

LILBURN - Tony Akins' professional basketball career didn't get off to the best start.

System shortens tag wait Office testing electronic plan

LAWRENCEVILLE - Customers waiting to register their cars can now sit while they wait, thanks to a pilot program at the Lawrenceville tag office.

Old driveways, mailbox removed from Sugar Hill neighborhood

SUGAR HILL - For two years, Biff Byelick said, he gazed across the street to see an abandoned mail box and driveways that led to a wall.

People Briefs

Seagal blames career slump on negative publicity

Mine search effort suspended Rescue operation ended indefinitely after cave-in kills 3 rescue workers

HUNTINGTON, Utah - For 10 days, miners braved the rubble-strewn mine to try to reach their fallen comrades trapped deep within.

TV on DVD has its ups, downs

For TV addicts, August is a tough month.

East meets West Lilburn temple will become home to local Hindu community

Situated in the midst of a busy intersection, behind a Walgreens pharmacy and a gas station, a mesmerizing structure rises from the ground. Cars abruptly stop and passengers stare, trying to take in the captivating site before them. This worldly, elegant structure is not what you'd expect to see along the cluttered stretch of Lawrenceville Highway.

Defense shines in Georgia scrimmage

ATHENS - Players got a chance to make perhaps their final case for locking down a starting job. The security at Sanford Stadium was ramped up to keep inside information locked up and unwanted visitors out.

LETTERS: Shipp's column on makeover of Georgia a breath of fresh air

Bill Shipp's column ("Extreme makeover: Peach State edition," Perspective, Aug. 15) was refreshing and honest. Refreshing because it was honest, not just another propaganda handout from hack politicians or the shills fronting for corporate special interests.

Youth Roundup Hall places third at Speedo Junior National Championships

Lauren Hall placed third at the Speedo Junior National Championships in Mission Viejo, Calif., earlier this month.

Nation Briefs

People in South, Midwest pray for relief from heat

It's too hot to ignore the subject any longer

I didn't intend to address this subject, no matter what, because everyone else has already addressed it.

LETTERS: Shackleford's work with 4-H proves his worthiness of award

Our family's congratulations go out to Wayne Shackleford for the Lifetime Achievement Award presented to him by the Georgia 4-H Foundation.

Voices of faith: The Rev. Harvey Wakefield Pastor takes a down-to-earth approach to preaching at church

Sit down and talk with the Rev. Harvey Wakefield, and it's like taking in a breath of fresh air. A 1994 graduate of Monroe Area High School, Wakefield is married and has five children. He has an interesting perspective on pastoring his growing church, Engrafted Word Christian Center International.

Dueling kids' consignment sales target different niches

"Oh no, honey, you can't shake carbonated drinks," Susan Hardy warns her 8-year-old daughter. "I'm sorry - what was the question?"

Bill Lee

Bill Lee, age 78, of Snellville, GA, died August 16, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia Lee, daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Dale ...

J.r. Difulgo

Joseph Ronald (J.R.) DiFulgo, age 41, of Loganville, GA, passed away August 15, 2007. The body has been cremated. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA ...

Howard Shepherd, Jr.

Mr. Howard H. Shepherd, Jr., age 81, of Greensboro, NC and Buford, GA, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2007. He was preceded in death by his parents; Howard, Sr ...

A.b. Dean

Mr. A. B. Dean, age 70, of Auburn, GA, died August 16, 2007. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements, 770-867-1361.

Michael Hunt

Michael Alan Hunt, age 39, of Jefferson, GA, passed away August 14, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Jay Davis

Jay Davis, 61, of Berkeley Lake, died Thursday, August 16, 2007. The funeral will be at 4 PM Sunday, August 19, 2007 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel, with ...

Eleanor Summerour

Eleanor Harriet Summerour, 87, of Duluth, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Monday, August 20, 2007 at Duluth First United ...

Eric Ethridge

Eric Ethridge, age 90 of Auburn, died Thursday, August 16, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, August 18, 2007 at Union Grove Baptist Church, Auburn. Rev. John ...

Beverly Craig

Beverly Joyce Hill Craig, devoted wife, loving mother and unconditional friend, was granted peace on August 16, 2007, after an extended battle with breast cancer. Born March 14, 1927, Beverly ...

Erna Davis

Erna Davis, age 86, of Tucker, GA, passed away August 16, 2007. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.