News for Tuesday, August 28, 2007

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People briefs

Carlos Mencia to host Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Linder holds town hall meeting

LAWRENCEVILLE - Several hundred people came to a town hall meeting on Monday to ask questions and express concerns to U.S. Rep. John Linder.

Sports briefs

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Cowboys' powerful offense doesn't scare Bulldogs

ATHENS - Oklahoma State has been ever present in the eyes of Georgia players for months leading up to Saturday's opener at Sanford Stadium.

Attorney general resigns Gonzales quits, bringing GOP relief, Democratic vows to continue probes

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' resignation Monday after months of draining controversy drew expressions of relief from Republicans and a vow from Democrats to pursue their investigation into fired federal prosecutors.

Home Depot sales rise as investors await word on possible sale of wholesale unit

ATLANTA - Shares of The Home Depot Inc. rose almost 2 percent Monday as investors awaited word of a deal that the retailer was selling its wholesale distribution business for nearly $2 billion less than originally planned.

GHSA opts to maintain current football tiebreaker

After the Georgia High School Association's last Executive Committee meeting in March, the organization's Football Committee was left with a mission.

School system's latest enrollment numbers increase by 1,145

LAWRENCEVILLE - More than 4,700 additional students have reported to Gwinnett County Public Schools since classes began Aug. 13, boosting the school system's enrollment to 155,375, district officials said Monday.

County isolates tuberculosis patient who refused treatment

LAWRENCEVILLE - A September court date is set to determine whether a 17-year-old with tuberculosis will be released from confinement at the Gwinnett County Jail.

Insurer restores coverage to children's dental group

ATLANTA - A mobile dental practice serving 64,000 Georgia children, mostly from low-income families, is back in good graces with one of two HMO-like companies that had been poised to terminate its contract.

Nation briefs

Tornado kills 1 man, wreaks havoc on North Dakota town

Snellville's mayor pro tem resigns

SNELLVILLE - Snellville mayor pro tem Bruce Garraway resigned his council seat Monday, announcing that he will miss the next two council meetings based on what the city charter requires. Garraway will enter the mayor's race, opposing incumbent Jerry Oberholtzer.

Trial to start for teen slaying suspect

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Duluth teen charged in a slaying at a Norcross apartment complex last year will go to trial this week.

World briefs

8 soldiers killed in Afghan fighting

Smoke prompts bus evacuation

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett Transit officials are investigating another mechanical failure in its buses, this time an MCI Diesel bus provided by the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority.

Duluth to begin impact study of large buildings

DULUTH - Duluth is moving closer to beginning a large-scale buildings and developments impact study that would be presented to the city council on Nov. 12.

Police, fire reports

House fire caused by storms

U.S. Steel to acquire Canada's Stelco for $1.1 billion in cash

PITTSBURGH - United States Steel Corp. is buying Canadian steel maker Stelco Inc. for about $1.1 billion in a move expected to bolster its position as a supplier to the North American automotive industry.

Pridemore's best comes out in big games

By Brandon Brigman

Orr called up, Devine sent down

MIAMI - Pete Orr pulled up to Dolphin Stadium in a taxi Monday afternoon and saw a familiar face standing alongside the road. It was pitcher Joey Devine, waiting for a cab to take him to the airport.

Miami starts a stadium farewell with team forever tied to tragedy

College football kicks off with its first full slate of games this Saturday, a day many of us have been anticipating since the last bowl game was played in January. The college game has the special draw, always has, and fans can't wait for the bands, pageantry and tradition.

The culture of Britain is evaporating

According to a popular World War II song, "There'll Always Be an England."

All about balance Brookwood teen to try for bike title

LILBURN - Lisa Campbell said she can't watch her son practice his sport.

Falcons fans face sobering reality

ATLANTA - It didn't matter to Jennifer Henderson that Michael Vick became a convicted felon Monday on federal charges related to a dogfighting ring. It didn't matter that he accepted blame, "was not honest" and that he admitted he "had to grow up."

McCann, Braves rock Marlins

MIAMI - They had reached the lowest of lows, their egos bruised by a stretch that all but eliminated them from the division race.

Coming to a neighborhood near you

ZONING CASES - ON THE AGENDA: Here's a look at rezonings and other requests the planning commission will consider today. The panel meets at 7 p.m. at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville.

Lilburn soldier killed Man dies in Iraq

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lilburn soldier was killed in Iraq last week.

Existing home sales drop in July to slowest pace in nearly 5 years

WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes dropped for a fifth straight month in July while the number of unsold homes shot up to a record level.

Long wait nearly over for Tech's Bennett

ATLANTA - The wait frustrated Taylor Bennett.

Vick pleads guilty, apologizes Falcons quarterback says he 'was not honest and forthright'

RICHMOND, Va. - First, Michael Vick apologized to all the people he lied to. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank. Coach Bobby Petrino. His teammates.

Candidates qualify for mayor in 2 Gwinnett cities

LAWRENCEVILLE - Races are on for mayor of two of Gwinnett's 15 cities, after just the first day of municipal qualifying Monday.

Boat dock moratorium extended

LAWRENCEVILLE - Lake Lanier has further extended a moratorium on new boat dock permits because of low water levels.

Prep roundup: Spartans scrap out 1-0 victory over Collins Hill

NORCROSS - Greater Atlanta Christian got one hit off Collins Hill pitcher Cat Tarbin and made it count.

Alpha Berry

Alpha Houston Berry, age 78, of Dacula, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Tuesday, August 28, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Zrichard Maccaughey

Zrichard “Z” MacCaughey, age 38, of Loganville, GA, died August 26, 2007. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Home, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

Royce Simmons

Royce Simmons, 85, of Jefferson, died Saturday, August 25, 2007. Funeral services will be Announced. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson. 706-367-5467

Beatrice Boles

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mrs. Beatrice Greenway Boles, age 79, of Commerce who passed away Sunday August 26, 2007. Mrs. Boles, born in Hall County ...

Megan Chapman

Megan Marie Wulff Chapman, age 28 of Lawrenceville, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at New Hope United Methodist ...

Reba Thomas

Reba Jackson Thomas, age 76, of Greensboro, GA died Thursday, August 23, 2007 at Gwinnett Medical Center in Duluth, GA. Born September 9, 1930 in Apalachee, GA she was the ...

Marie Matthews

Marie Matthews, age 89 of Snellville, died Sunday, August 26, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at ...

Josefina Solis

Josefina Roman Solis, age 55, of Auburn, GA, passed away August 26, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Doug Moore

Doug Moore age 43 of Flowery Branch, died Saturday, August 25, 2007. Funeral service will be held 2 P.M. Tuesday, August 28 in the Chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral ...

Margaret Cronic

Margaret L. Cronic, age 66, of Auburn, GA, died Sunday, August 26, 2007. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at ...

Mary Bottorf

Mary Louise (Wetterau) Bottorf, age 94 of Lawrenceville, GA, formerly of Dunedin, FL, died August 24, 2007. Born in Tamaqua, PA, on April 7, 1913, she was the widow of ...

Ronald Mcdonald

Ronald Keith McDonald, age 72, of Lawrenceville, GA, died August 25, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Ruth McDonald; children, Michael and Catharine McDonald of Maryland, Darlene McDonald and ...

Linda Fowler

Linda Leach Fowler, age 59 of Winder, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Thursday, August 30, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Lillian Burch

Lillian P. Burch, age 85, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on August 26, 2007. She is survived by: Son, Monty Burch; Granddaughter, Lillie Burch Mask, both of Lawrenceville; Great Grandson ...

Edward Stephens

Mr. Edward E. Stephens, age 87, or Winder, Georgia, died August 25, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Michael Clark

Michael Brent Clark, age 31, of Flowery Branch was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 24, 2007 at his residence following a sudden illness. Arrangements by ...

Donald Frachiseur

Donald Paul Frachiseur, age 52, of Winterville, formerly of Dacula, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2007. He is survived by his Wife: Maryann Frachiseur; Daughters: Amanda Frachiseur Segars & ...

Joyce Staples

Joyce Taylor Staples, age 83 of Lilburn, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2007. Mrs. Staples attended Lilburn First Baptist Church & was employed with Southern Bell for 10 years. She ...

Delford Mcdaniel

Delford McDaniel, age 72, of Winder, GA, passed away August 26, 2007. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 2 PM at Smith Memory Chapel. Rev. Jack ...

Isiah Vines

Homegoing service for Deacon Isiah Vines of 210 Griffin St. SE, Lawrenceville, GA will be Thursday, August 30, 2007; 12 noon at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 197 Moon Rd ...

Joseph Lal

Joseph Lal, age 29, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away August 9, 2007. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.

Soon Caile

Soon D. Caile, age 76, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away August 26, 2007. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.

Robert Lindsey

Robert U. Lindsey, age 73, of Grayson, GA, passed away August 26, 2007. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at ...