News for Friday, June 8, 2007

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Lawmakers oppose House energy bill to block state laws

WASHINGTON - Several lawmakers said Thursday they would try to prevent a House energy plan that seeks to block California and other states from regulating tailpipe emissions.

Cheek finishes career with second state title

Cameron Cheek didn't grow up wanting to be a pole vaulter. He was just like any other kid, playing baseball and football.

Addy places third at nationals

Norcross grad Jangy Addy finished third in the decathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday.

3 indicted in drug ring

NORCROSS - Three men arrested during a drug raid in Norcross were indicted Wednesday.

The indictment bill, released Thursday, charges Jesus Ivan Chavez-Gomez, 20, of Norcross Mario Alberto Degollado, 24, of Lilburn and Carlos Manuel Rosales-Martinez, 33, of San Antonio, Texas, with various felonies related to trafficking marijuana.

Chavez-Gomez was indicted on charges of trafficking marijuana, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, possession of cocaine and carrying a concealed weapon.

Martinez's charges include conspiracy to commit a crime of trafficking marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon.

Degollado was indicted on four charges, including conspiracy to commit a crime of trafficking marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon, Possession of more than one ounce of marijuana and giving a false name to an officer.

The three were arrested at a "stash house" March 9 on Huddersfield Way near Beaver Ruin Road and Buford Highway.

Teen indicted on burglary charges

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Snellville teen was indicted Wednesday on charges related to a string of alleged robberies and other criminal activities in February.

Getting to Know ... Chan Means

Chan Means is preparing for his first season as the head girls basketball coach at Greater Atlanta Christian. In this latest installment of "Getting to Know...," Means, who has been a community coach at GAC for years, talks with staff writer Corey Clark on a variety of topics, ranging from how he and his wife met to Hurricane Katrina to how long he wants to coach at GAC.

Three teen girls first arrested under gang law

LAWRENCEVILLE - Three teenage girls recently became the first people arrested and charged with violating Lawrenceville's new street gang terrorism and prevention ordinance.

Sports calendar

Baseball

June 11-15: Brookwood will host a baseball camp for boys entering grades 1-4 from 8 to 10 a.m. Cost is $100. To register, call the Brookwood Community School at 770-978-5064.

Miracles on the court

Police ID man who was shot to death

NORCROSS - Norcross police Thursday released the name of the shooting victim in Sunday afternoon's homicide and said they are close to identifying a suspect.

Dacula to join county initiative

DACULA - By unanimous vote Thursday night, Dacula City Council members voted to join in the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce's Partnership Gwinnett Initiative.

Sadly, we'll always have Paris

Well, Paris, you did it.

Coach meets fellow cancer survivor at basketball camp

DULUTH - Full of energy and flashing grins, the 9-year-old boy darted around the basketball court at the Bunten Park gymnasium on Thursday morning under the watchful eye of the veteran coach.

Man hurt after fall near river rescued

FORSYTH - A fisherman was rescued Thursday from an area near the Chattahoochee River.

Federal money for toll lanes?Proposal takes a step forward

LAWRENCEVILLE - A plan to convert one of Interstate 85's lanes to a voluntary toll lane shifted into high gear Thursday.

Parents frustrated with veto of therapy bill

ATLANTA - Advocates for children with disabilities are seeing first-hand just how powerful one governor is compared to 236 state legislators.

U-17 national teams to meet

As part of their preparation for the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup in South Korea, the top young players from the United States and Peru will face off on Monday in Gwinnett County.

Men need to find their own 'pink crusade'

In the world of gender politics, death is the latest measure of parity.

SportSouth to air one-hour show on Francoeur

On Saturday, at 10:30 p.m., SportsSouth will debut Spotlight: Jeff Francoeur, a one-hour show detailing the Parkview grad's rise from the little leagues to the Atlanta Braves.

Herbert R. Bergen

During the early morning of Tuesday, June 5th, Major Herbert R. Bergen, retired Salvation Army Officer, was in Salvation Army terminology, Promoted to Glory. Please keep in prayer his wife ...

Hilda Brown

Mrs. Hilda Brown, age 76 of Buford, GA passed away June 7, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of: Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Jerry Williams

Jerry Allen Williams age 67 of Big Canoe, GA formerly of Snellville, GA died Thursday, June 7, 2007. Jerry was a veteran of both the U.S. Air Force and U.S ...

Jack Shumake

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mr. Jack Douglas Shumake, age 56, of Stockbridge, Georgia who passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2007. Arrangements by Evans Funeral ...

Cletis L. Boyer

Former Major League third baseman who played for the Yankees and Braves, Cletis L. Boyer age 70, of Buford, died Monday, June 4, 2007. A memorial service will be held ...

Jack D. Daurity

Jack D. Daurity age 71 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2007. He is survived by his Wife of 52 years Ella Daurity, his Daughter; Vickie Mealor ...

Harry Haywood Franks

Haywood Franks, age 80, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 6th, 2007 at Emory Eastside Hospital in Snellville, GA of complications following a stroke suffered on May 25th ...

Mary Sweatt

Mary Ellen Sweatt, age 87, of Snellville, GA died June 7, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter M. Sweatt and is survived by her son, Rev ...