News for Saturday, November 17, 2007

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Judi Jackson

Judi Wages Jackson, age 60, of New Smyrna Beach, FL, died October 31, 2007. Born in Atlanta, GA and raised in Brunswick, Judi was very active in her church, Sugar ...

Bobby Freeman

Bobby “Bob” R. Freeman, age 81, of Conyers, formerly of Centerville, GA, passed away November 17, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville ...

Raymond Sharpton

Raymond Alvin Sharpton, age 71, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away November 16, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA, 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest ...

Doris Owens

Doris Jane Owens, age 87, of Jefferson, GA, passed away November 16, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Marie West

Marie West, age 83, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away November 16, 2007. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.

Gladys Lederle

Gladys Louise Lederle, age 101, died Friday, November 16, 2007 at Brookside Assisted Living in Buford, GA. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com.

Donald Bruce

Mr. Donald L. Bruce, age 57, of Auburn, GA passed away on Friday, November 16, 2007. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dock and Gladys Bruce. He is ...

Deborah Sewell

Ms. Deborah Clinton Passmore Sewell, age 44, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2007. She was preceded in death by her son, John Passmore; daughter, Leigh Anne ...

Richard Parr

Richard Kelly Parr, age 61 of Lawrenceville, passed away Friday, November 16, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Monday, November 19, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

NORTH GWINNETT 44, MARIETTA 0

SUWANEE - North Gwinnett's high-powered offense gets most of the headlines.

People briefs

Man pleads not guilty to stalking Uma Thurman

Scientific Atlanta applies for special-use permit to construct a sixth building

LAWRENCEVILLE - Officials with Scientific Atlanta have asked Gwinnett County for a special-use permit that would allow the company to construct a sixth building on its 279.6-acre Lawrenceville campus.

BROOKWOOD 34, SPRAYBERRY 0

SNELLVILLE - With the gaudy numbers they're putting up, it's hard not to notice Kenny Miles and the Brookwood offense.

Losing friend shows me what matters

Don't look now, but Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It's a good time to get things in perspective, to reflect on all the things for which we have to be thankful. In truth, we should never let the sun set without giving thanks for our blessings, but we are usually too focused on being nibbled to death by ducks to appreciate how good we have it. It's called human nature.

Police, fire reports

Fire stopped before it spread

Thanksgiving is a holiday to be thankful for

Like with many things, I didn't fully appreciate Thanksgiving until the year I didn't have one.

Tour shows off Gwinnett's treasures

LAWRENCEVILLE - Stelva Dobbins lived in Gwinnett for 25 years, but she had no idea there was a historic farm nestled around the corner from Gwinnett Place Mall.

Loganville youth pastor is passionate about reaching out to teenagers

A young man himself, Corinth Baptist Church's youth pastor has learned through trial and error what works and what doesn't when it comes to teaching teens.

Berkeley Lake residents, council divided on child care issue

BERKELEY LAKE - More than 50 residents attended a Thursday night public hearing in which Berkeley Lake officials were to consider modifying the city's home occupation ordinance.

Business briefs

Fund courts shareholders for Delta-United merger support

Duke's Mayonnaise is the key to delicious macaroni and cheese

It's a sure thing that when family gathers at my house for Thanksgiving dinner, there will certainly be a hot, gooey dish of homemade macaroni and cheese on the table.

Gladiators cruise past Stingrays

DULUTH - The wins keep coming for the Gwinnett Gladiators, as they beat the South Carolina Stingrays 4-1 before 4,380 people at the Arena at Gwinnett Center on Friday.

Durant's 3-pointer sinks Hawks in OT

ATLANTA - Rookie Kevin Durant made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the second overtime, and Damien Wilkins scored a career-high 41 points in the Seattle SuperSonics' 126-123 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

Teenager indicted in shooting

LAWRENCEVILLE - A 17-year-old Stone Mountain teen was indicted this week on charges he killed another person by shooting him in the leg.

Seek out local ingredients for Thanksgiving meal

This past spring, the Gwinnett Daily Post featured the 100-Mile Diet.

Gem dealers push to ban Myanmar rubies

BANGKOK, Thailand - The rich red hue of Myanmar's prized rubies is a reminder to many gem dealers of the military government's bloody crackdown on democracy advocates, and talk of a boycott is increasing.

Take a hike, turkey Shake up the standard Thanksgiving dishes

It's the same thing every year: Turkey, turkey, more turkey and maybe some ham. Thanksgiving, while a splendid holiday with a solid message of gratitude, has gotten rather stale.

Apalachee 23, Haralson County 13

TALLAPOOSA - A stout Apalachee defense and a key interception returned for a touchdown by Diamond Gerring led the Wildcats to their first playoff victory in a 23-13 triumph over Haralson County.

Buford 56, Washington-Wilkes 6

BUFORD - After finishing its regular season at 10-0, Buford's first opponent in the Class AA state football playoffs offered little resistance Friday night as the Wolves pummeled Washington-Wilkes 56-6.

Gwinnett products shining as college freshmen

Gwinnett's Class of 2007 featured an astounding amount of talent, including what many people thought was the most talented group of basketball-playing seniors to ever come through the county.

GAC 24, Morgan County 0

MADISON - Greater Atlanta Christian got its 13th consecutive trip to the state football playoffs off to a terrific start as the Spartans dominated Morgan County en route to a 24-0 first-round win at Bill Corry Stadium/Legion Field.

Spiritual Calendar

Today

Voices of faith: Loganville youth pastor is passionate about reaching out to teenagers

A young man himself, Corinth Baptist Church's youth pastor has learned through trial and error what works and what doesn't when it comes to teaching teens.

Gwinnett group visits Israel to encourage investment

LAWRENCEVILLE - Israelis are buying choice pieces of U.S. real estate in cities like New York, Miami and Atlanta. Gwinnett County might be next.

Buford city schools to participate in parade

BUFORD - According to Buford School Superintendent Geye Hamby, all of the schools in the district will participate in the upcoming Holiday Parade and Festival scheduled for Dec. 1.

PEACHTREE RIDGE 35, NORTH COBB 28

MARIETTA - North Cobb's football team was ready.

Tech needs win over Tar Heels to stay at .500 in ACC

ATLANTA - Butch Davis, approaching the end of his first season as North Carolina's coach, can afford to judge his young team on more than just wins and losses.

Lawrenceville man arrested in connection with beating

WINDER - Barrow County Sheriff's deputies arrested two more suspected gang members Tuesday in connection with a beating that occurred in Auburn on Nov. 4.

Nation briefs

1 killed, 20-plus hurt in prison bus crash

Richt runs out of motivational gimmicks

ATHENS - The Great Motivator seems to have run out of ideas.

Harrison 30, Mill Creek 10

KENNESAW - Harrison's special teams units lived up to their name in Friday night's first-round game of the Class AAAAA state football playoffs against Mill Creek.

In Brief

Sugar Hill area author will sign her book today

Braves trade Villareal for OF Anderson

ATLANTA - As of Friday, the Braves' leading candidate to replace Andruw Jones in center field is Josh Anderson.

Lilburn police hunt Citgo, Dollar Store robbers

LILBURN - Lilburn police are asking for the public's help in tracking suspects behind multiple robberies in the city this month.

World briefs

U.S. envoy in Pakistan to end emergency state

GRAYSON 34, CHATTAHOOCHEE 0

LOGANVILLE - Grayson's Austin Stanley stunned Chattahoochee by returning the game's opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, and the Rams crushed the visiting Cougars 34-0 in a first-round playoff game Friday at Britt-Moody Stadium.

ROSWELL 48, SOUTH GWINNETT 10

ROSWELL - Clinging to a 14-10 halftime lead, Roswell scored two touchdowns in the first two minutes of the second half and rolled to a 48-10 victory over South Gwinnett in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs Friday night at Ray Manus Stadium in Roswell.

Hossa leads Thrashers past Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. - Marian Hossa knows how to score against the Carolina Hurricanes. Johan Hedberg knows how to beat them.

Will holiday rush end fall fun?

This is the calm before the storm, in more ways than one. There are so many things clamoring for our attention, so many issues to be faced or ignored, as our fancy strikes us.

Sports briefs

LOCAL

Peachtree Ridge, Duluth win competitive cheerleading crowns

LAWRENCEVILLE - These athletes may not get a lot of recognition, but two of Gwinnett County's competitive cheerleading teams recently came out on top at the state championship.

Will the Internet take the place of Dear Abby?

Are you the next Dr. Phil?

Walton 31, Parkview 20

MARIETTA - Parkview's first drive ended on the 30. Field goal.

Norcross 21, Etowah 19

NORCROSS - The Norcross Blue Devils defeated Grayson twice last season. Now they're going to have to do it again to keep their dreams of a state championship alive.

Keeping roads safe Officers increase patrolling over holiday to enforce seat belt laws

LAWRENCEVILLE - Local law enforcement is taking to the roads this coming holiday week to keep roads a little safer.