News for Friday, August 24, 2007

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Nation Briefs

Senate plans hearing on Utah mine collapse

Honi Deaton and Dream will sweeten up concert series

As a child, Honi Deaton thought she was famous. Strangers would walk up to her and ask, "How ya doin', honey?"

People Briefs

Campbell's past could haunt her in latest lawsuit

'Nanny Diaries' features a powerhouse cast

The Nanny Diaries

Suwanee auction to include more than 900 items

SUWANEE - Rae Hewell used to travel the world, collecting one-of-a-kind items that eventually came to fill his Suwanee home.

Singleton ushers in new talent with 'Illegal Tender'

With his rushed daily agendas, continual flow of projects and quick work on-set, it seems John Singleton prefers to go about a hundred miles a minute.

Braves lose on 12th inning homer

At least they don't have to play the Reds again.

Spotlight on DVDs

The Lives

Booker trimmed and ready to be Tech's backup QB

ATLANTA - Calvin Booker tired quickly of the tight end jokes.

Film Fans suggest waiting to watch 'Invasion' on DVD

EDITOR'S NOTE - Film Fans runs in the Friday Weekend section of the Gwinnett Daily Post. It features local residents reviewing the film of the week: "The Invasion." Want to be a Film Fan? E-mail features@gwinnettdailypost.com.

Spotlight on DVDs

The Lives of Others

Braves notes: With one pitch, Renteria returns to DL

CINCINNATI - Edgar Renteria was sure he was ready. All week, he had been running, fielding, throwing and hitting, and felt only minimal pain in his right ankle. But the one thing he didn't practice was what put him back on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, a day after he came off it: taking pitches.

Duluth council mulls changes in management

DULUTH - With governments and community improvement districts nearby working to recruit businesses, Duluth officials are considering expanding the role of the city's downtown manager to include economic development.

Business briefs

Home Depot Supply sale uncertain as deadline looms

Suwanee slaying suspect charged in Tenn. case

LEBANON, Tenn. - While Suwanee police remain closed-lipped about an investigation into an Illinois truck driver's connection to a slaying there, authorities in Tennessee have filed a third set of murder charges against the man.

British Airways, Korean Air fined $300M each

WASHINGTON - Two major airlines were fined $300 million apiece Thursday after admitting they conspired to fix prices on international flights and agreeing to help prosecutors investigate other airlines.

Metro Calendar

Today

Trivia

So, you think you're good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark.

Gwinnett Calendar

Calendar items should be e-mailed to calendar@gwinnettdailypost.com or sent to the Gwinnett Daily Post, P.O. Box 603, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The fax number is 770-339-8081. All items must include a name and telephone number and must be received by noon Monday in order to be published in the following week's Friday edition.

Scanner junkies keep ear out for trouble

GWINNETT COUNTY - Carol Tolbert speaks fluent police code.

Local briefs

Delays expected Saturday in Lilburn

New pool rules With school in session, parks limit hours for outdoor swimming holes

LAWRENCEVILLE - With triple digit temperatures and stifling humidity, children may be daydreaming of a cold dip into the pool after school.

Cagle enters health care debate

ATLANTA - Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Thursday became the latest state politician with a plan to reduce the number of Georgians without health insurance.

World Briefs

Dean's remnants drench Mexico

Top options range from musical theater to Lego racing

By Anna Ferguson

Police and fire reports

Robbers tie up woman, steal keys

Health agency wants money increase for patients, providers

ATLANTA - Doctors and hospitals would receive higher reimbursements for health care services delivered to Medicaid patients under fiscal 2009 budget recommendations approved Thursday by the state Board of Community Health.

Vick's playing days in the NFL likely over

It's been a hoot reading and listening to pundits and armchair legal analysts speculate on the fate awaiting Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick on charges of illegal dogfighting.

By Venue

Arena at Gwinnett Center

God blessed all of us with a gift Davis next for family

SUWANEE - Peachtree Ridge assistant football coach Chad Rogers was scrolling through video of the 2006 season recently when he hit the pause button.

State briefs

DNA ties Columbus 'Stocking Strangler' to '75 rape, strangulation of N.Y. woman

Prep Roundup: Parkview's Croxton tosses no-hitter

LILBURN - Kelly Croxton struck out nine and threw a no-hitter Thursday in Parkview's 7-0 win over Marietta in the Cobb-Gwinnett Challenge.

Grease fire lands Duluth man in hospital

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Duluth man was hospitalized Thursday evening with minor injuries after a home-cooked meal got out of control.

Samurai Blue Japanese Grill and Sushi

2000 Riverside Parkway, Lawrenceville * 678-518-4216

Gwinnett Tastes

A selection of local eateries recently featured in the Gwinnett Daily Post:

Movie Trivia - 8/24

So, you think you're good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark.

Joy & Pain T.I. headlines Screamfest after a difficult year

The last year of T.I.'s life has been filled with triumph and tragedy.

Roddick-Ginepri match coming to Gwinnett Arena

Andy Roddick, the world's fourth-ranked tennis player, will play an exhbition match Dec. 15 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center as a part of the Infinite Engery Atlanta Slam.

'Illegal Tender' is a long Hispanic stereotype

1 star out of four

By Venue 8/24

Arena at

One man's depravity is the disappointment of another

Everyone loved it.

Getting to Know ... Jeff Batten

Jeff Batten, 39, is the owner/operator of Batten Communications, which recently began its 15th year of producing the local sports show "Gwinnett Prep Rally." In this latest installment of "Getting to Know...," Batten talks with staff writer Corey Clark about a variety of topics, ranging from how he started GPR from scratch to his favorite actress growing up to how important Daily Post editor Todd Cline has been to the show's success.

Carisma Gallery plans for a fall full of activity

Carisma Gallery on Buford's Main Street can boast about many things, like being nestled in between two of the best restaurants in Gwinnett. It's also well-loved by many - mostly female - visitors for its wonderful selection of unique jewelry, created "one-of-a-kind" by local artisans.

Aurora continues children's series with African storyteller

As part of the Children's Playhouse, the Aurora Theatre will present Kicks for Kids, featuring storyteller Cynthia Watts, on Saturday.

Sex with student sends teacher to jail

LAWRENCEVILLE - A former Meadowcreek High School teacher will soon be going to prison for having sex last year with a then-17-year-old student who fathered her 4-month-old baby.

'September Dawn' takes on Mormon massacre

1 star out of four

Chapas and Munzenmaier have unique bond

ATHENS - Georgia has a stealth-like weapon in powerful fullback Brannan Southerland, who returns this season without much fanfare after scoring a team-high 10 touchdowns last year.

Collins Hill, Parkview move on without stars

The defending state champion Collins Hill girls and Parkview boys will get to answer a few questions this weekend at the Peachtree Ridge-Walton Stage Races.

6 indicted with sex offender violations

LAWRENCEVILLE - A handful of Gwinnett County's sex offenders will end up in court, an indictment bill released Thursday said.

'Bug Island,' 'Vampire Rain' hit rock bottom

No one sets out to make a bad video game, right? Even the worst games start off with fairly lofty expectations, only to be undermined by lack of money, lack of time or lack of talent.

Hired Help 'Nanny Diaries' features a powerhouse cast

3 stars out of four

Storms force 1,000 from homes Thousands of houses damaged across Midwest

FINDLAY, Ohio - More than 1,000 people were flooded out of their homes Thursday after the heavy rain that swamped communities across the Midwest sent Ohio's rivers spilling over their banks, the governor said. The storm's death toll also rose when three people were electrocuted by lightning at a Wisconsin bus stop.

Jimmy Wallis

Jimmy D. Wallis, of Gainesville, formerly of Buford, died Wednesday, August 22, 2007. Funeral service will be 2 P.M., Sunday, August 26 in the Chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral ...

Soung Tang

Soung Tang, age 83, of Buford, died Wednesday, August 22, 2007. Arrangements made by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Dr., Buford, GA 30518, 770-945-9345. Please sign ...

Marco Aleman

Marco Antonio Aleman, age 36, of Buford, died Wednesday, August 22, 2007. Funeral service will be held at 10 A.M. Friday, August 24 in the Chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart ...

Thomas Corley

Thomas E. (Tom) Corley, Jr., age 62 of Lawrenceville, GA, died August 23, 2007. He is survived by his son, Matthew Corley of Lilburn; daughter and son-in-law, Denise ...

Noah Hitt

Noah Hitt, age 16, of Monroe, GA, passed away August 22, 2007. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.

David Sprayberry

David Perry Sprayberry, age 46, of Winder, GA, died Wednesday, August 22, 2007, at his residence. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel ...

Betty Noland

Betty Josephene Noland, age 79, of Winder, GA, passed away August 23, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

George Shorall

George Shorall, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA, died August 22, 2007. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.

Tommy Walters

Tommy S. Walters, Jr., age 65, of Paulding County, GA, died August 20, 2007. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in his memory at www.woundedwarriorsproject.org. A memorial service will ...

Graham Watson

Graham John Watson, age 50, of Gainesville, died Friday, August 17, 2007. Arrangements made by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Dr., Buford, GA 30518, 770-945-9345. Please ...

Bernadette Powers

Bernadette Powers, age 53, of Winder, GA, passed away August 19, 2007. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com ...

Anthony Millin

Anthony Millin, age 41, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Sunday, August 19, 2007. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.