News for Tuesday, November 13, 2007

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June Pass

Ms. June Gravitt Pass, age 57, of Buford, GA, passed away on November 12, 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Helen Millwood Gravitt; sister, Rachel ...

John Kennedy-Barrow

John W. Kennedy-Barrow, age 75, of Loganville, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2007. The body will be cremated after the service. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 ...

Waldine Argroves

Waldine Amanda Argroves, age 79, of Grayson, GA, a beloved mother, sister, and friend, passed away November 13, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Argroves and ...

Richard Morton

Mr. Richard A. Morton, Jr., age 75, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2007. Service and arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan ...

George Post

George Post, age 73 of Duluth, died November 13, 2007. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, November 15, 2007 at Duluth First Baptist Church with Dr. Dave Parker ...

Roger Gochnauer

Roger Owen Gochnauer, age 66, of Dacula, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA, 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online ...

Miles commits to Gamecocks

Kenny Miles' emergence as the go-to back of the Brookwood football team has been as swift as it has been dominating.

Library hears Internet concerns Woman claims man was looking at porn

LAWRENCEVILLE - Ruth Hardy was outraged when she witnessed a man viewing what she believes is pornography at the local library.

Lawrenceville develops water emergency plan

LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrenceville may be well ahead of other Georgia cities in providing water to its residents under severe drought conditions.

Moore comes off bench to wow as usual

Maya Moore didn't start her first regular-season college basketball game, but that's about the only thing the two-time Naismith girls high school player of the year didn't do.

Sugar Hill mayor opposes division of North Gwinnett school cluster

SUGAR HILL - The splitting of the North Gwinnett school cluster as proposed by the school system leaves two unbalanced clusters, Sugar Hill's mayor and council said in Monday's meeting. The city's leaders will present to the school board an alternative plan they say creates two equal clusters.

Nation briefs

2 teens charged in mutilation death

Snellville mayor, council members take oaths of office

SNELLVILLE - Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer and council members Kelly Kautz and Tod Warner were sworn into office Monday night, following the Nov. 6 election and subsequent recount for the mayor's seat.

World briefs

Benazir Bhutto put under house arrest again

Comets riding high with return to playoffs

SNELLVILLE - It has been a long, difficult road for the South Gwinnett football team since its last postseason appearance.

Medal of honor 20-year-old from Snellville wins silver in Special Olympics

SNELLVILLE - Mary Springer always knew her daughter had heart.

Duluth football games will never sound the same without Brooks

Brooks Coleman has lived in the same Duluth neighborhood for 45 years. And for 45 years, he could be found in the same place when the Duluth High School football team was playing at home on Friday night.

Sports briefs

LOCAL

Fire burns abandoned buildings

BETHLEHEM - A third Barrow County fire in about two weeks destroyed three abandoned buildings and scorched 7 to 10 Bethlehem acres Friday afternoon.

Falcons back in division race

FLOWERY BRANCH - Through seven games, it appeared the Atlanta Falcons were bound for one of the worst seasons in franchise history, and loud complaints were coming from players and fans.

Lawrenceville to hold hearings on well plans

LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrenceville's plan to open city wells to decrease dependence on dwindling Lake Lanier will be under scrutiny this week.

Dacula woman represents Georgia in torch run

LAWRENCEVILLE - Jackie Beers thumbs through stacks of just-developed photos as if unwrapping gifts. She recalls the Great Wall of China as an ancient, architectural marvel that "went up and up and up and up."

Gore joins venture capital firm to focus on 'clean' technology

SAN FRANCISCO - Al Gore announced Monday he's joining Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firm to help the private sector take on global warming, and perhaps make himself some money.

Pray for rain? Seems natural in the South

ATLANTA - As Georgia descends deeper into drought, Gov. Sonny Perdue has ordered water restrictions, launched a legal battle and asked President Bush for help.

BREAKING NEWS: Alleged Nazi misses court date, reportedly has fled country

ATLANTA - An 85-year-old suburban Atlanta man failed to show up Tuesday for a deportation hearing stemming from charges that he served as a Nazi concentration camp guard, and a federal immigration judge ordered him removed from the country.

Cheering the ones you love

At some point next Tuesday, Georgia Southern twins Carolyn and Elise Whitney may find themselves at the free-throw line or along the baseline at Georgia's Stegeman Coliseum.

Police crack counterfeit bill scam

LILBURN - Lilburn police are urging Gwinnett businesses to take a second look at money that's passing through registers after a counterfeit bill scam was thwarted last week.

Lieberman puts country above party

This will probably kill his career, but I rise to praise Sen. Joe Lieberman, the independent Democrat from Connecticut.

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.

Lawal bright spot in Tech's harsh start

Gani Lawal's college baskeball career hasn't started quite as well as Maya Moore's, but at least he will beat her to the Virgin Islands.

People briefs

Hasselbeck reveals name of newborn son