News for Friday, August 31, 2007


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People Briefs

Baldwin, Colbert added to list of Emmy presenters

Now Showing

Recently reviewed films now showing in metro area theaters:

Coca-Cola, bottlers reach deal on Glaceau brands distribution

ATLANTA - The Coca-Cola Co., the world's largest beverage maker, said Thursday that it has reached agreements with its bottlers to distribute products from Vitaminwater maker Glaceau, which Coca-Cola acquired earlier this year.

UGA's defense looking for a few good playmakers

ATHENS - A new college football season finally arrives for Georgia Saturday.

Student reported missing 19-year-old disappears from Brookwood bus stop

LAWRENCEVILLE - A local mother's nightmare materialized Thursday afternoon when Crystal Amber Gaines didn't come home from school.

Officer accuses Craig of lying Undercover cop calls senator dishonest on conduct in restroom

WASHINGTON - The officer who arrested Sen. Larry Craig in a police undercover operation at an airport men's room accused the senator of lying to him during an interrogation afterward, according to an audiotape of the arrest.

Two file papers for Berkeley Lake election

LAWRENCEVILLE - Berkeley Lake will have an election in November, after two candidates filed paperwork to run for City Council during the last day of qualifying for the city.

Fall Movie Preview From assassins to animated insects, season offers choices for everyone

With the punishing heat wave (hopefully) behind us, it's time to take a sneak peek at autumn's first wave of offerings.

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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.

Nation Briefs

Ex-Duke lacrosse prosecutor pleads not guilty to charge

Metro Calendar


By Venue

Arena at Gwinnett Center

Prep roundup Sink strikes out 15 in Hebron's win

COMMERCE - Victoria Sink pitched seven innings, striking out 15 to lead Hebron to a 4-0 win over Commerce on Thursday.

Kowalski signs Veteran goalie to play for Gladiators this season

By Christine Troyke

World Briefs

Firefighters in Greece battle last major blaze

Bruce Hornsby talks about his first jazz CD

NEWPORT, R.I. - Drummer Jack DeJohnette had some fun with his jazz musician friends by asking them to guess who's playing piano with him on a fast-paced version of John Coltrane's 'Giant Steps.'

2007 High School Football STATE RANKINGS


State looks to finish Resaca battlefield park

ATLANTA - The state parks system wants to get the Resaca battlefield in northwest Georgia ready for an influx of tourists expected to visit during the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

UGA notebook Richt: Moving kickoffs back to 30 could slow game

ATHENS - The NCAA rules oversight panel's decision to push kickoffs back from the 35-yard line to the 30 was designed to keep the game moving.

It's Choice's time to shine for Georgia Tech

ATLANTA - Tashard Choice knows he'll be a marked man this season, especially with Calvin Johnson now playing in the NFL.

Pharmacy exam suspended after teacher accused of cheating

ATLANTA - The organization that oversees licensing of U.S. pharmacists has suspended use of its licensing exam and accused a University of Georgia professor of providing the test's questions to his students.

Former district attorney bonds out of Banks jail

HOMER - Former Piedmont Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tim Madison, his wife and a former assistant district attorney in the Banks County office bonded out of the Banks County jail Wednesday.

Disjointed 'Vitus' follows life of a child prodigy

2 stars out of four

Heart disease killed former security guard wrongly linked to '96 bombing

ATLANTA - Former security guard Richard Jewell, who was wrongly linked to the deadly bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics, died of heart disease, Georgia's chief medical examiner said Thursday.

5 from Gwinnett on list for Superior Court judge

ATLANTA - Well, they've made the final five.

Gwinnett Tastes

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

GOP's moral high ground has vanished

In the interest of time and limited space, rather than mention all Republicans who are either closeted gays or clients of escort services, we'd like to ask those who do not belong to either group to please come forward.

Lionheart wraps up production of 'God's Man in Texas'

When it all boils down, is there a difference between a preacher and a salesman? That's the question being asked by Norcross' Lionheart Theatre Company. At least until Sunday.

Movie Trivia 8/31

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.

Home Depot completes $8.5B sale of HD Supply

ATLANTA - The Home Depot Inc., the world's largest home improvement store chain, said Thursday it has completed the $8.5 billion sale of its wholesale distribution business to a group of private equity firms.

Bonefish Grill

Open since: Aug. 20

Rob Zombie offers fresh take on 'Halloween'

Rob Zombie is out to set it straight. No, it's not a remake, and it's not a prequel. His take on "Halloween" is a fresh start with new characters and a whole new back story.

Gwinnett Calendar

Calendar items should be e-mailed to 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.

Development on minds of local mayors

DULUTH - The future of many of Gwinnett's cities lies with development, several mayors said during a forum at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.

Police, Fire Briefs

Suspicious fire burns down house

Julie Delpy tries too hard with '2 Days in Paris'

2 1/2 stars out of four

Stewart's solo exhibition on display at Gwinnett courthouse

Gwinnett visual artist Anita Stewart remembers the first award she ever received for her work. It was 1985, and she was competing in a show at Gwinnett Place Mall.

Music video games thrive, but 'Guitar Hero Encore' disappoints

Musical games have long had their niche in the video-game industry. Fans of 'Dance Dance Revolution' or 'Pump It Up' like to show off their footwork; 'SingStar' and 'Karaoke Revolution' attract 'American Idol' wannabes. Such games can be fun at parties and they've always had a devoted audience, but they've never really attracted the masses.

Woman indicted in flipped car case Child left upside down for one hour in vehicle

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Gwinnett County Superior Court grand jury indicted a woman this week on charges of abandoning a child in an overturned vehicle.

The Ping of Pong Walken disappoints in 'Balls of Fury'

1 star out of four

Comcast, Daily Post renew newspaper deal

The agreement that delivers the Gwinnett Daily Post to 18,000 households in northeast Gwinnett and neighboring counties has been renewed.

Getting to Know ... Chris Carter

Chris Carter, 32, is in his first year as head coach of the Brookwood girls cross country team. In this latest installment of "Getting to Know...," the 1993 Brookwood grad talks with staff writer Corey Clark on a variety of topics, ranging from his high school days with Daily Post sports editor Will Hammock to what he listens to on his iPod to his days as a commercial airline pilot.

'The granddaddy' Briscoe Field to display one of the first mass-produced airliners

LAWRENCEVILLE - When the Experimental Aircraft Association's Ford Tri-Motor made its first flight in 1929, Herbert Hoover had just been inaugurated as president, Popeye had only recently made his comic strip debut and a stock market crash that would send the country into the Great Depression was looming on the horizon.

Spotlight on DVDS

3 1/2 stars out of four

Ante up for ALS

Lou Gehrig is one of those rare famous figures with dual legacies.

'Nanny Diaries' features beautiful people, not much depth

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 Nanny Diaries." Want to be a Film Fan? E-mail

New global warming documentary is blatant propaganda

The 11th Hour (NR) ** 2 Stars

Backups to play lead role in last preseason game

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons' first home preseason game this week was overshadowed by Michael Vick's guilty plea.

Walken disappoints in 'Balls of Fury'

Balls of Fury (PG-13)

Linder talks education, taxes with Hull middle schoolers

DULUTH - Although U.S. Rep. John Linder voted for the No Child Left Behind Act, he said he now hopes the government will discontinue its support of the federal student accountability law.

Sara Carder

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, announces the death of Mrs. Sara Runette Tench Carder, age 78, of Commerce, who passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2007. Arrangements by Evans Funeral ...

Raymond Smith

Raymond “Smitty” Smith, age 70 of Monroe died August 29, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 770-466-1544.

Myrtle Turner

Myrtle “Mutt” Turner, age 93, of Buford, died Saturday, August 25, 2007. The family will hold a memorial service and balloon release at 10 A.M. Saturday, September 1 ...

Claire Powers

Claire Bernadette Powers, born on July 6, 1954, was an angel on Earth. God called her home on August 19, 2007. Bernadette Powers was a resident of Winder, Georgia and ...

Mary Williams

Mary Esther Williams, age 91 of Lawrenceville, Georgia died Thursday, August 30, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

Manuel Vargas

Manuel Vargas, Jr. age 39, of Lawrenceville died August 29, 2007. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.

Roy Wilson

Roy O'Neal Wilson, age 60, of Loganville, GA, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA, 30078, 770-979-5010,