News for Wednesday, November 14, 2007

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Grace Britt

Grace P. Britt, age 91, of Hoschton, GA, passed away November 13, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Gary Brand

Gary Lee Brand, age 52, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Friday, November 16, 2007 in the Stateroom of Tim ...

Christina Spivey

Christina Cruce Spivey, age 43 of Braselton, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2007. Interment Service will be held Friday, November 16, 2007 at 4:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial ...

Larry Jackson

Larry Jackson, age 57, of Loganville, GA, passed away November 12, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA, 770-466-1544. Please sign online guest registry ...

Jong Kim

Jong Hun Kim, age 45, of Lawrenceville, GA, died November 13, 2007. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Richard Morton

Mr. Richard A. Morton, Jr., age 75, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Monday, November 12, 2007. He is survived by his: Wife of 43 years: Mrs. Nancy L. Morton ...

Roy Hall

Roy Roland Hall, age 56, born in Mansfield, LA and resided in Dacula, GA went to be with the Lord on November 12, 2007. He is survived by his wife ...

Carolyn Browning

Carolyn L. Browning of Waymart, PA, formerly of Buford, Ga. died Nov. 7, 2007, in the Green Ridge Health Care Center, Scranton, Pa. She was the widow of the late ...

Tim Nguyen

Tim Thi Nguyen, age 51, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away November 12, 2007. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.

Police reports

Cause of Lilburn gas leak unknown

To the editor: Don't interfere with people who want to pray for rain

To the Atlanta Freethought Society:

Buford woman killed in accident in Virginia

BUFORD - A 19-year-old Buford woman was killed Sunday in an out-of-state car accident.

Slower brain maturity seen in children with ADHD

WASHINGTON - Crucial parts of brains of children with attention deficit disorder develop more slowly than other youngsters' brains, a phenomenon that earlier brain-imaging research missed, a new study says.

Super 8 robbed in Suwanee

SUWANEE - Police are searching for three black men suspected of robbing a Super 8 Motel in Suwanee late Monday night.

Lilburn man in critical condition after robbery, shooting

LILBURN - A Lilburn man remained in critical condition Tuesday after he was shot during a robbery at an apartment complex.

Sugar Hill to lease city property for gym, health center

SUGAR HILL - A 70-acre city-owned parcel will hold a privately owned gymnasium and health center in about two years.

Don't interfere with people who want to pray for rain

To the Atlanta Freethought Society:

Choice fights through injuries for another 1,000-yard season

ATLANTA - Tashard Choice has plenty of time to think about what might have been this season.

Herbal sex pills pose hidden dangers

LOS ANGELES - Many of the pills marketed as safe herbal alternatives to Viagra and other prescription sex medications pose a hidden danger: For men on common heart and blood-pressure drugs, popping one could lead to a stroke, or even death.

Water advocates deride murky plan

LAWRENCEVILLE - Whether for purposes of consuming, conserving or canoeing, one thing was clear: Georgia's water scarcity is a hot topic of historic proportions.

Perdue needs some advice from above

I'm happy that Gov. Sonny Perdue went forward with his prayer meeting to beseech the Almighty for an end to the drought. It's the best idea the governor has had since taking office.

Commissioners approve Sugarloaf extension contract

LAWRENCEVILLE - The loop around Lawrenceville became a little closer to reality when officials approved a $23. 5 million contract for the first phase of an extension to Sugarloaf Parkway.

Children's clinic gets new name

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Gwinnett Medical Center clinic is being renamed to reflect the title of a Gwinnett native and hospital leader.

New school boundaries a hot topic

SUWANEE - About 700 people attended a public hearing Tuesday in which 34 Gwinnett County residents voiced their opinions about the proposed school boundaries within the Archer, Grayson, Lanier and North Gwinnett clusters.

New ways emerge to fight graft-versus-host

WASHINGTON - Bone marrow transplants are one of cancer care's striking successes, but they have a dark side: The transplanted cells can turn on patients, attacking their skin and organs.

Chambers from 3 counties to meet Thursday

STATHAM - Members of the Barrow, Clarke and Oconee County Chambers of Commerce will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday for Business After Hours at the Georgia Club.

Georgia offense on quite a roll Bulldogs have three straight 40-point games

ATHENS - Glancing at the stats, Georgia's offense doesn't look all that imposing.

Norcross D hopes to build on North win

North Gwinnett's potent spread offense is a major challenge to most every high school football team, so last Friday was no different.

At steps of state Capitol, Ga. governor prays for rain

ATLANTA - As a choir's hymn died down, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue marched to a podium in the shadows of the state Capitol Tuesday to offer a plea to the heavens.

Sports Briefs

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People briefs

Paisley video to feature friends

Alleged Nazi guard flees country Lawrenceville resident, 85, is no-show at hearing; judge orders him deported

LAWRENCEVILLE - The "Welcome" mat is still out. The yard is impeccably kept. Not a "For sale" sign in sight.

Pit bull caretaker fined after mauling

WINDER - The caretaker of three pit bull dogs that nearly mauled a Winder man to death on Labor Day pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of failure to keep animals under control, nuisance/vicious animal and no proof of rabies vaccinations. Magistrate Judge June Davis fined Travis Roy Spencer, 23, of Winder, $619.50.

Triple Crown Media to sell Host Communications

LAWRENCEVILLE - Triple Crown Media Inc., parent company of the Gwinnett Daily Post, announced Monday plans to sell its college sports marketing division, Host Communications, to sports and entertainment company IMG Inc. for $74.3 million, according to a news release.

A hint of misogyny could unleash women at polls

Will women vote for Hillary Clinton only because she's a woman?

War costs at $1.6 trillion, $20,900 per family

WASHINGTON - The economic costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are estimated to total $1.6 trillion - roughly double the amount the White House has requested thus far, according to a new report by Democrats on Congress' Joint Economic Committee.

Nation briefs

Bush vetoes spending bill

Scientists say diet could save planet

WASHINGTON - America's obesity epidemic and global warming might not seem to have much in common. But public health experts suggest people can attack them both by cutting calories and carbon dioxide at the same time.

The future of Suwanee Students, officials celebrate City Hall groundbreaking

SUWANEE - In a ceremony that has been about seven years in the making, Suwanee officials, residents and county and state dignitaries celebrated the official groundbreaking for the new City Hall building on Tuesday.

Bostain's Journal 6

Since my last entry my parents have come and gone and we have played a total of 10 games. It was really good to see my parents and I think they had a real good time. They got to see three games and they traveled to Paris for a few days.

Little-known King Buford FB/DE does the dirty work for Wolves

BUFORD - If football players could be described in terms of television programs, Buford could accurately be portrayed has having plenty of "American Idol" type of stars.

Porter drops charges against co-defendant in madam case

LAWRENCEVILLE - The nearly yearlong legal saga for the younger half of Gwinnett's internationally know "Mansion Madams" duo has come to a sudden halt.

Health Briefs

Local doctor takes medical trip to Honduras

Playoffs take break for Ryder Cup

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - The PGA Tour Playoffs will take a two-week break next year to give players a chance to be fresh for the Ryder Cup, addressing a concern that American players would be worn out before one of the most tiresome weeks of the year.

Kovalchuk scores in OT to give Thrashers win

ATLANTA - Ilya Kovalchuk scored in the first minute of overtime, 27 seconds after Marian Hossa forced the extra period with a power-play goal in the Atlanta Thrashers' 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.

Peak 10 opens Norcross data center

NORCROSS - Gwinnett County just got 20 new jobs.

Stop Blowing Smoke Thursday marks 31st annual Great American Smokeout

Loretta Harris used to be a two-pack-a-day woman, puffing on Lucky Strikes and Pall Malls for 47 years.

World briefs

Hama rounds up Fatah activists

Survey says patient privacy rule hinders medical research

CHICAGO - A federal patient privacy rule has had a chilling effect on medical research, making it tougher to recruit patients and use their health records, the first national survey on the topic suggests.

Regulations not a substitute for doing your job as parents

It seems the First Amendment is a difficult taskmaster. The same amendment that gives you the right to speak against pornography also protects others from having your values imposed on them. It is the price you pay for living in a free society.

To the editor: Regulations not a substitute for doing your job as parents

It seems the First Amendment is a difficult taskmaster. The same amendment that gives you the right to speak against pornography also protects others from having your values imposed on them. It is the price you pay for living in a free society.

Post office seeking Grayson site

GRAYSON - The U.S. Postal Service is seeking a new location in Grayson.