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Kentucky city could be considered nation's sports capital

It's not the capital of Kentucky, that's 55 miles away in Frankfurt.

Wedding Announcements

Sullivan - Van Buren

Christy Denise Sullivan and Matthew Benjamin Van Buren were married April 28 at Chateau Elan. Judge Melodie Conner officiated the ceremony.

Go beyond the thrilling rides, beloved characters in Orlando, Fla.

You probably already know that Orlando, Fla., is home to a number of theme parks, including Disney World and Universal Studios. This central Florida city, however, has much more to offer than thrilling rides and beloved characters. We took a virtual visit to Orlando via the World Wide Web and found these five things. You'll want to check them out next time you're in town.

Junior's sister key to future

AP Auto Racing Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - When doctors told Kelley Earnhardt Elledge she might have cancer and needed emergency surgery, her first thoughts were not about her health.

Down on the farm: Former construction worker on verge of MLB

The Atlanta Braves still believe strongly in the value of tryout camps. Dan Smith is an example why.

Board to hold public meetings for school millage rate

SUWANEE - The Gwinnett County Board of Education will meet for the first of three public hearings on the adoption of the school millage rate Monday.

Silverbacks' losing skid continues

ATLANTA - Miami midfielder Eric Vasquez was the hero of the night for Miami FC as he buried a long-distance shot in second-half stoppage time to hand the Atlanta Silverbacks a 2-1 loss Saturday night.

Heard angry over Perdue's vetoes

Initiatives from a couple of local lawmakers were casualties in Gov. Sonny Perdue's large veto package last week.

Letters to the Editor

Mallory should stop 'ridiculous' campaign

It would be good for the world if Laura Mallory and those of her ilk would take their energy and efforts home and teach their children what they want them to know and let the rest of us do the same.

Trying to use her extremely biased opinion of what constitutes good or evil literature to control/censor what people read is ridiculous.

Winder councilmen issue land swap objectionsFour dissenters say proposed deal undervalues city land, incurs unknown costs

WINDER - The four Winder city councilmen who voted May 8 against the proposed land swap of the city's spray field and the former First Baptist Church property stated their objections in a two-page press release.

Gwinnett wi-fi project facing budget set-backs

LAWRENCEVILLE - County officials may soon go back to the drawing board on a proposal to provide wireless Internet access throughout Gwinnett.

Birth Announcements

April 21

John Aaron Milledge was born on April 21, 2007, to Stephanie Lynn Way and Matthew John Milledge of Auburn. He weighed 6 lbs., 5 ozs. and was 17 inches long.

Engagement Announcements

Tatum - Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stanley Tatum of Duluth announce the engagement of their daughter, Emma Kay Tatum of Cartersville, to Brandon Johnson of Cartersville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Lee Johnson.

Literary Calendar

Best Book Bet

•What: Ann Rule, author of "Too Late To Say Goodbye" will discuss and sign her work. The true-crime book is about Dr. Barton Corbin, the Buford dentist accused of murdering his wife in 2004.

Some wines can pair well with grilling and barbecue

Wine Guy: Brian Goodell

Now that I've experienced senior prom and graduation with a daughter, I could easily say I've been tempted to drink wine for reasons other than taste recently. Tell me there won't be a wedding anywhere in the near future.

Spray foods give flavor without the fat, calories

The sound is distinct: pump, pump, followed by a soft "pheeft." It's a sound that signals butter without cholesterol, salad dressing without fat or cheesecake without calories.

It's the sound of spray food, and it's filling the shelves of your grocery store.

The idea of spray-on foods is not entirely new to the marketplace. Aerosol cans of Easy Cheese have been around since 1988, and nonstick cooking spray has been a household staple since the 1960s. In recent years, though, the onset of sprayable toppings and condiments has spread to new arenas.

Switch it for spray

Typically, spray foods are lighter versions of and substitutes for the real thing. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray, for example, is a no-calorie, no-fat butter substitute that can be used as a topping and for cooking. The same goes for Parkay Butter Spray - no calories, no fat. Though they're slightly saltier than regular butter, butter sprays are an optimal alternative.

"We found that portion control is one of the overall, key drivers in the spray-food category," said Javier Martin, brand manager for Unilever, the company that produces I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray.

With Deen Day Sanders, it can be arranged

The life Deen Day Sanders lives is just as "together" as the flower arrangements she creates.

The Duluth resident's big, blended family is living proof. In 2002, the widow of Days Inns of America founder Cecil B. Day married James Sanders, her late husband's fraternity brother from Georgia Tech.

Just as naturally as she arranges flowers, she blended her five children, 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild with his four children and eight grandchildren into one big family. Every summer, all 40-something of them travel together on a chartered bus for two weeks.

"I hold the grandchildren accountable for learning from our travels," Sanders said.

Parkgoers find happiness in trails

DACULA - Glenda Lehmberg remembers a day not too long ago when she took her four kids on an excursion to find "the country."

Conditions near extreme drought

LAWRENCEVILLE - Without a rainy weekend, the state climatologist said Friday, Gwinnett could move to the next level of drought severity.

Students to face greater expectations

LAWRENCEVILLE - When Gwinnett's high schoolers return to school this August, they'll receive new social studies textbooks, follow an updated curriculum - and find they'll be held to higher expectations than some students in years past.

Only thing I'm growing is more cranky

At my age, anything that reminds me what it felt like to be a teenager ought to be a good thing. Unfortunately, I spent too many teenage summer mornings (and afternoons, and evenings) slaving away in our "family" garden.

Will the real Hillary Clinton take a stance on the issues?

Like her or loathe her, you have to admit that there are plenty of thorns in Hillary Clinton's life. Now, two new books once again rehash Hillary's difficult marriage and cast doubt on her overall persona. It's not that the books are designed to humiliate the woman, but they do so just the same. I mean who wants to have marital embarrassments discussed on national TV and radio over and over again?

Author details Corbin killings

LAWRENCEVILLE - A true-crime book that details Barton Corbin's murder case will be of interest not only to readers in Gwinnett County but all over America, author Ann Rule said.

Barrow Community Foundation to manage BOE scholarship money

WINDER - The one-year-old Barrow Community Foundation will manage and distribute the Slaughter Scholarship money. Barrow County Board of Education members voted in the May meeting to become one of the first partners of the new foundation.

Vetoes find some lawmakers more forgiving than others

Gov. Sonny Perdue papered over his dispute with House Republicans last month when he avoided a special session of the Legislature by rescinding his veto of the midyear budget.

Sports calendar

Baseball

June 4-8, June 11-15,June 18-22: The Hardball Warehouse is having baseball camps at Bunten Road Park in Duluth from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children ages 7-14. Cost $249.00 and includes lunch. For more information or to register visit www.hardballwarehouse.com or call 678-957-885 ext. 221.

State to hold hearing on new graduation requirements Tuesday

SUWANEE - The state Department of Education this week will continue its series of public information sessions on the proposed changes to graduation requirements.

Gwinnett Gab

GNLI taking

applications

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute is looking for future leaders.

Lawrenceville girl stars in new TBS show 'House of Payne'

Editor's Note: Success Lives Here highlights Gwinnett residents - and those who call Gwinnett home - who are in the national spotlight.

Barrow BOE considers career plan

WINDER - The Barrow County School Board will consider implementing a local plan for career guidance and academic counseling in Tuesday's meeting. The plan outlines measures to establish high expectations for students and staff. It suggests actively engaging students in the learning process, revising career, technical and academic study programs and implementing a work-based learning program.

OBITUARIES

CONYERS

HIATT, MAXINE

Mrs. Maxine Hiatt, age 78 of Conyers, formerly of Clarke Co., Miss., died June 2, 2007. She is survived by husband, Raymond Hiatt, Conyers; daughters, Rosary & Kent Swanson, Lawrenceville, Barbara & Keith Black, Conyers; brothers, Harold & Virginia Bonner, Quitman, MS, Bill & Mamie Bonner, Meridian, MS, Travis & Melinda Bonner, Theodore, AL, Lamar & Connie Bonner, Mobile, AL; grandchildren, Kristen & Andy Chafin, Kris & Eddie Baker, Kimberly & Daniel Dorris, Jennier Black, Kristopher Swanson; 2 great-grandchildren, several nieces & nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 4, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Scot Ward's Harry White Chapel with Jim Ferguson & Rev. Tim Tanner officiating; interment will follow at Green Meadow Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the chapel. Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.scotward.com. Scot Ward Funeral Services - Harry White Chapel, 1299 Milstead Ave., Conyers, 770-483-7216.

GAINESVILLE

CRANSHAW,

RAYMOND

Mr. Raymond "Ray" Cranshaw, age 57, of Gainesville, GA, passed away May 28, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.*

HYPOLUXO, FL

KOZAK, AMITY

Amity Ruth Kozak, age 29, of Hypoluxo, Florida, formerly of Lawrenceville, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007. A Memorial Service is planned at a later time. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.*

LAWRENCEVILLE

LONG, HELEN

Helen Langley Long, age 59, of Lawrenceville, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Tuesday, June 5, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Ollie V. Hayes and Rev. Lewis Stover will officiate. Burial at Gwinnett Memorial Park. Mrs. Long was a warehouse supervisor and was preceded in death by her husband, Orice S. Long. Mrs. Long is survived by Brothers and Sisters-in-law: Hulon E. Langley, Lawrenceville, Douglas N. & Anne Langley, Gainesville, Clinton M. Langley, Lawrenceville, Charles & Lorey Langley, Lawrenceville, Tommy M. Langley, Loganville, Jonathan Chris Langley, Dacula; Sisters and Brother-in-law: Deborah & Richard McCown, Lawrenceville, Patricia A. Langley, Lawrenceville; Several Nieces & Nephews. The Family will receive friends from 1-9 PM Sunday, June 3, 2007 and 1-9 PM Monday, June 4, 2007 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .

STREETMAN, VIVAN

Mrs. Vivan Streetman of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.*

NORCROSS

EVERETT, SARAH

Mrs. Sarah Doster Everett, age 72, of Norcross, GA, passed away suddenly on Friday, June 1, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Kelly Everett, parents, Albert and Louvica Doster, and brothers, Hubert Doster and Luther Doster. She is survived by her: Son and Daughter-in-Law: Lamar and Rebecca Everett, Norcross, GA; Grandson: Jerry and Amber Everett, Senoia, GA; Four Step Grandchildren: Lisa Bruce, James Hutchins, Jennifer Hutchins, Kelsey Bruce; Sisters and Brothers-in-Law: Jeanette and Lyman Mauldin, Buford, GA, Vallie and Clifford Jackson, Buford, GA; Brothers and Sister-in-Law: Leon and Frances Doster, Buford, GA, Norman Doster, Buford, GA; Sisters-in-Law: Louellen Everett Clark, Waukegan, IL, Evelyn W. Everett, Suwanee, GA; Brothers-in-Law and Sisters-in-Law: George and Frances Everett, Buford, GA, Roger and Sandra Everett, Sugar Hill, GA; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Mrs. Everett was born February 20, 1935 in Gwinnett County, GA. She received her education at Buford High School. She was retired from Sears, Roebuck & Company Surplus Store in Doraville, GA. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Hulon Hill and Rev. Robert Sutton officiating. Interment will follow in North Atlanta Memorial Park, Doraville, GA. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.

FLOWERS, LUCY

Lucy Nell Flowers, age 92, of Norcross, GA, passed away Friday, June 1, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.*

STATESBORO

FRANKLIN, DOUGLAS

Mr. Douglas Edward Franklin, age 55, died Thursday evening at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. The Fulton County native lived in Gwinnett County for several years and graduated from South Gwinnett High School in 1971. Following his graduation he moved to Walton County where he lived and worked as a self employed drywall contractor until moving to Statesboro in 2004. Mr. Franklin was a member of the Praise Center in Monroe, GA. He was preceded in death by his father, John Thomas Franklin. Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Paula Lamb Franklin of Statesboro; two daughters, Ginger Martin Ewing of Canton and Emma Lorraine Franklin of Statesboro; a son, Duane Edward Franklin of Athens; two grandchildren, Spencer Howard and Tiffany Ewing, both of Canton; his mother, Audrey Dyer Franklin of Dallas; two brothers, Michael Franklin of Dallas and Norman Franklin of Marysville, CA and two sisters, Jane Williams of Lawrenceville and Christina Kirkland of Marietta. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at Meadows Funeral Home in Monroe, Georgia. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00pm in the chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Davis officiating. Interment will be in the Rockbridge Cemetery in Gwinnett County. Pallbearers will be nephews. Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com . Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.

Auburn races to spend $764,779Revenue must be spent by year's end

AUBURN - The city of Auburn is spending money as fast as it can.

Lives of celebrities, both real and imagined, are fascinating

Shelf Life: Rachael Mason

You have to admit that the lives of rock stars and other celebrities seem pretty interesting. But as I see it, writing about them is probably even more exciting. So of course, I wanted to read "But Enough About Me: A Jersey Girl's Unlikely Adventures Among the Absurdly Famous" by Jancee Dunn (HarperCollins, $24.95).

Local camp options will keep kids busy this summer

Staff Intern

School is out, the family vacation is over and you are promptly trying to find a summer camp to keep the kids from tearing up the house. Don't panic. We've come up with a list of options to cure the "get-my-kid-in-a-summer-camp-pronto" frenzy.

In Brief

Motorcyclist dies in head-on crash

•SNELLVILLE - A local motorcyclist was killed on Friday after a head-on collision with a Chevrolet Avalanche on Lee Road near Telida Trail in Snellville.

Growth referendum supporters, critics girding for intense campaign

ATLANTA - Last November, more than 80 percent of Georgia voters decided to protect hunting and fishing, safeguard private property rights and give the elderly a break on their property taxes.

Help make wishes come true with delicious dishes

Good Works: Anna Ferguson

Are you aware of an event or project that benefits our community? Contact Anna Ferguson at 770-963-9205, ext. 1308, or anna.ferguson@gwinnettdailypost.com.

Pump it up

Raising the cup

It was another outstanding school year for Gwinnett County high school sports teams.

Don't let a drizzle fool your hose

Even with some much needed rain predicted for this weekend, Gwinnett residents, like the rest of the state, are still facing a drought. Any rain is welcome, but it will take a lot before we catch up to normal.

Arthur's dream coming true

(Sung to the tune of "Camelot!")

Inside baseball: Georgia Tech's Wieters expected to be one of first players chosen in draft

Metro Atlanta has produced three No. 1 overall picks in the June baseball draft - Ron Blomberg (1967), Mike Ivie (1970) and Kris Benson (1996).

Helen Long

Helen Langley Long, age 59, of Lawrenceville, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Tuesday, June 5, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Sarah Doster Everett

Mrs. Sarah Doster Everett, age 72, of Norcross, GA, passed away suddenly on Friday, June 1, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Kelly Everett, parents, Albert ...

Amity Ruth Kozak

Amity Ruth Kozak, age 29, of Hypoluxo, Florida, formerly of Lawrenceville, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007. A Memorial Service is planned at a later time. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral ...

Raymond Cranshaw

Mr. Raymond “Ray” Cranshaw, age 57, of Gainesville, GA, passed away May 28, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Vivan Streetman

Mrs. Vivan Streetman of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Douglas Edward Franklin

Mr. Douglas Edward Franklin, age 55, died Thursday evening at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. The Fulton County native lived in Gwinnett County for several ...

Lucy Nell Flowers

Lucy Nell Flowers, age 92, of Norcross, GA, passed away Friday, June 1, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...