News for Wednesday, November 21, 2007

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Mary Norris

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, announces the death of Mrs. Mary “Tootsie” Payne Norris, age 76, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2007. Arrangements by ...

Jewel Mize

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, announces the death of Mr. Jewel Adams Mize, age 93, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2007. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home ...

Jules Labossiere

Jules Albert Labossiere, age 66 of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Jocelyne Labossiere; children, Fabienne Labossiere, Nathalie Cosby and her ...

Helen Burrell

Graveside services for Mrs. Helen Burrell, of Gainesville, GA, will be held Friday, November 23, 2007. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements, 770-867-1361.

Kenneth Mcclain

Kenneth Barry McClain, age 56, of Decatur, GA, died November 19, 2007. Arrangements are pending with The Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

Betty Roberts

Mrs. Betty Sudderth Roberts, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, November 19, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hardy Roberts; parents, Ray and Julia ...

Falcons' Alton is state's reigning freestyle champ

When it comes to high school sprint freestylers in Georgia, Dacula's Abigail Alton is right at the top.

GFL completes another successful year

BUFORD - The announcer at Buford's Tom Riden Stadium started last Saturday with the popular Monday Night Football line, "Are you ready for some football?"

Lanier hits record low

BUFORD - The last time history was set on Lake Lanier, Jackie Joseph remembers very little attention. Atlanta was a much smaller city then, and the lake was more of a resort area than a suburban centerpiece with a bustling economy.

Mill Creek girls whip Wesleyan for title Hawks' Porter scores 23 in win

LILBURN - The Mill Creek girls used the Parkview Tip-Off Classic to prove that their No. 3 preseason ranking in Class AAAAA is no fluke.

USA Today puts Norcross at No. 8 ESPN2 picks up Jan. 10 game

The Norcross boys are still getting plenty of national respect despite the graduation of state player of the year Gani Lawal and two other NCAA Division I basketball signees.

SAC members eager to help

DULUTH - Duluth High School senior Albert Liao said he is happy to be one of 53 Georgia students chosen to meet throughout the year with State Schools Superintendent Kathy Cox.

Stem cell research hits breakthrough New advances achieved without embryos

NEW YORK - Scientists have made ordinary human skin cells take on the chameleon-like powers of embryonic stem cells, a startling breakthrough that might someday deliver the medical payoffs of embryo cloning without the controversy.

The Table's Timetable Follow safety guidelines to avoid illness this holiday

If you're like most Americans, you'll probably graze along at least one table topped with mouth-watering meats and ample side dishes this week.

Convicted killer faces second trial Man to face two counts of murder in local court

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Snellville man convicted of killing two men in gang-related shootings was brought back to Gwinnett this week to face a second trial.

People Briefs

Doctors allow an ailing Newton to go on upcoming 'Dancing' tour

A diet chock full of fish oil is good for you, experts say

Ask nutritional researcher and famed diet guru Barry Sears for just one piece of advice on how to get healthy, and the creator of the best-selling "The Zone" diet books doesn't hesitate to answer:

Delta pilots critical of hedge fund pushing for merger

ATLANTA - The head of Delta's pilots union said in a letter to members Tuesday that the carrier shouldn't be forced into a merger with United by a 'renegade' hedge fund he believes is only interested in short-term financial gain.

Police reports

Residents spot nude man in subdivision

Prep roundup GAC's Wilcox scores 32 in Spartans' win

DACULA - Anjelica Wilcox's 32 points were nearly half of GAC's scoring as the Spartans beat Dacula 74-66 in the Dacula Thanksgiving Tournament on Tuesday.

Tax fraud scheme lands Braselton man on probation

ATLANTA - A Braselton man was sentenced in federal court Tuesday for his role in tax fraud scheme connected to a larger web of mortgage and credit card fraud.

Gyawu, Glover lead Panthers to victory Parkview wins Tip-Off Classic

LILBURN - As well as Parkview teammate Bobby Glover played, there was really no question about who would be named the tournament's most outstanding boys player.

World Briefs

Outburst from Iraqi PM widens rift; Helicopter crash kills 2

Cop retires from protecting animals

LAWRENCEVILLE - What do you do with a suburban police officer who lives on a farm?

State briefs

Suspect in killing of NYC orthodontist arrested in Ga.

Lesser of two evils not appealing in presidential race

After watching the debates between the presidential candidates of both parties, I find myself inclined to decline all of them. The candidates themselves set the stage for this conclusion by each, in turn, taking pot shots at every other member of the debating team.

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To the editor: Lesser of two evils not appealing in presidential race

After watching the debates between the presidential candidates of both parties, I find myself inclined to decline all of them. The candidates themselves set the stage for this conclusion by each, in turn, taking pot shots at every other member of the debating team.

Stay clear of added sodium

WASHINGTON - Think cooking the perfect Thanksgiving dinner is stressful? Something else is far more likely to raise your blood pressure: salt hidden in all those goodies.

Sports briefs

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Fund established for Suwanee fire victims

SUWANEE - A Suwanee family is leaning on the courtesy of friends and strangers alike to get them past an unfortunate pre-Thanksgiving fire.

Trip planner available online

LAWRENCEVILLE - For years, metro Atlantans haven't had a convenient way to figure out how to get from one place to another while leaving their cars at home.

Health Briefs

Cannon United Methodist Church offers free support group for caregivers

How to dodge the dangers of packed airplanes

David Wood has a secret: Emergency exit row.

Gladiators fall apart in third for shocking loss

DULUTH - It was a staggering and unprecedented third-period collapse.

Business briefs

Fed forecasts slower growth next year

Nation Briefs

Polygamist leader gets 5 years to life for role in coupling teenage cousins

Bush confident of his long-term war success

AIR FORCE ONE - George W. Bush has accepted that he won't live long enough to witness his legacy, though he still hopes to capture Osama bin Laden before leaving office in just over a year.

Father jailed, accused of beating children's mother

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville man accused of beating the mother of his six children was arrested Monday.

'She was like a daughter to us' Bookkeeper allegedly stole $500K

BUFORD - Susan Bullock feels betrayed. A woman who weeks ago was like a daughter to her is accused of ripping her off for more than $500,000.

Duluth football coach resigns Gillespie steps down after four years at alma mater

Richard Gillespie's attempt to revive the football program at his struggling alma mater ended on Tuesday morning.

Investigation absolves deputy accused of excessive force

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Gwinnett County deputy did not use excessive force when he arrested Meadowcreek High's booster club president earlier this month, an investigation found.

More women dying of heart disease Numbers declining in older adults, but not younger ones

ATLANTA - For decades, heart disease death rates have been falling. But a new study shows a troubling turn - more women under 45 are dying of heart disease due to clogged arteries, and the death rate for men that age has leveled off.

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New exercise movement trains you for everyday tasks

So you can bench-press 200 pounds, run a 10K in 45 minutes flat and turn heads when you slip on your Speedo.

Nichols may be home for the holidays

Don't be surprised to look up one day soon and see Brian Nichols a free man, playing golf with his lawyers at the Capital City Club. Or you might spot him tooling through Buckhead on a Harley with O.J.