News for Friday, November 23, 2007

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Jaceson Stephens

Jaceson D. Stephens, age 22, of Bethlehem, GA, passed away Friday, November 16, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Edward Stone

Mr. Edward “Bo” Stone, age 77, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, November 23, 2007. He is survived by his: Sisters: Vernice Sadler, Buford, GA, Pauline Owens ...

Angelo Vaz

Angelo Vaz, age 76, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away November 23, 2007. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.

Robert Svich

Robert Svich, age 55, of Lilburn, GA, died November 22, 2007. The remains have been cremated and no services are planned at this time. Tom M. Wages Funeral Home, LLC ...

Johnny Casper

Johnny C. Casper, age 38, of Blue Springs, MO, formerly of Bethlehem, GA, passed away November 8, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Esther Sims

Esther Sims, age 77, of Woodstock, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA, 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest ...

Milton Ivy

Milton H. Ivy, 80, of Duluth, GA, died November 21, 2007. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 24, 2007, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral ...

Betty Arenburg

Betty Jean Arenburg, age 85, of Loganville, GA, died November 22, 2007. Tom M. Wages Funeral Home, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

Marjorie Butler

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, announces the death of Mrs. Marjorie Maley Butler, age 93, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2007. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home ...

GAC at Calhoun

Greater Atlanta Christian lost nearly all of its scoring production from last season. With so many first-time starters playing this year, the Spartans have not put up as many points this season.

People briefs

'Project Runaway' dress to be sold on Bitten line

PEACHTREE RIDGE AT ROSWELL

SUWANEE - All parties involved in tonight's playoff matchup between Peachtree Ridge and Roswell insist it's a different game, a different year with different stakes and many different players.

Spotlight on DVDs

Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same (2-disc Special Edition)

Sammons, wife ready for break

By Guy Curtright

Metro Calendar

Today

Nibbles and Bits

Let's Eat opens in John's Creek

Woman robbed of finger Digit lost in drive-by purse snatching

LILBURN - Despite extensive surgeries, doctors were unable to reattach a woman's finger that was pulled off by a purse-snatching thief, police said Thursday.

Hot chocolate weather Hundreds brave cold temperatures for tree lighting

LAWRENCEVILLE - Hundreds of people braved the dropping temperatures and the gusty wind to attend the 20th annual Lighting of the Tree on Thursday evening at the historic courthouse in Lawrenceville.

World briefs

5 killed in bus blast in Russia

'Idol' Jordin Sparks stays sweet on self-titled album

Jordin Sparks, 'Jordin Sparks' (Jive Records)

Dish: Chin Chin 7

Open since: 2000

By Venue

Arena at Gwinnett Center

'Margot at the Wedding' a mean-spirited comedic drama

Margot at the Wedding (R)

Darlington at Buford

Nine years ago Buford's football team hadn't completely transformed into its dominant form of the early 2000s and its current head coach, Jess Simpson, was the team's defensive coordinator.

Disney's 'Enchanted' is a fairy tale come to life

Enchanted (PG)

Co-op needs donations year round

GRAYSON - After a land swap forced a local cooperative ministry to look for a new home, the nonprofit has relocated and is preparing to serve the southeast part of Gwinnett for the holidays.

Film Fans can't agree on merits of 'Beowulf'

EDITOR'S NOTE - Film Fans runs in the Friday Weekend section of the Gwinnett Daily Post. It features local residents reviewing the film of the week: "Beowulf." Want to be a Film Fan? E-mail features@gwinnettdailypost.com.

Charity run unites UGA, Tech fans

LAWRENCEVILLE - The path between Georgia's football powerhouses goes through Gwinnett, but the traffic this weekend won't be completely torn by the rivalry.

All presidents need to seperate faith, politics

To the many people, both domestic and foreign, who are asking Mitt Romney to do as John F. Kennedy once did and make a speech explaining why his religion is not a threat to our cherished American way of life, I suggest that Romney respond by pointing to his Republican opponents and uttering two words, "You first."

Movie Trivia Contest Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark

So, you think you're good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark.

Six different actors portray Dylan in 'I'm Not There'

I'm Not There (R)

Nation briefs

Attorney: Ex-cop's TV appearances put case at risk

'Assassin's Creed' smooth but repetitive

Assassin's Creed

Falcons come back to beat Central in own tourney

By Guy Curtright

GRAYSON AT NORCROSS

For the Grayson Rams, the hope is the fourth time is the charm in their second-round Class AAAAA state playoff matchup at No. 3 Norcross tonight at 7:30.

Northeast Atlanta Ballet, Gwinnett Choral Guild launch holiday season

This week's turkey dinners and tree lightings are just the beginning for Gwinnett families as they get into the holiday mood. During the next few weeks, two beautiful productions will be among the first of seasonal offerings.

Thrashers thankful for winning streak

By Guy Curtright

Now Showing

Recently reviewed films now showing in metro area theaters:

Dane Cook draws crowds for his energetic comedy

Last Thursday afternoon, a co-worker asked me if Hannah Montana was playing at the Arena at Gwinnett Center that night. She'd seen a traffic sign warning drivers Sugarloaf Parkway would be especially congested.

Spartans fall in Shootout championship

By Guy Curtright

'August Rush' is a saccharine, feel-good weepie

August Rush (PG)

Paradise all work for Wood

By Guy Curtright

NORTH GWINNETT AT BROOKWOOD

It's really a shame.

Getting to Know ... Danielle Ellis

Danielle Ellis was hired prior to this hockey season as the Gwinnett Gladiators' athletic trainer following three years of involvement with the ECHL franchise. She was the assistant athletic trainer for two years while employed full time with NovaCare. Ellis, a graduate of North Georgia College and State University, started as an intern with the team during the 2004-05 season.

Lionheart 'Inherit's an age-old courtroom drama

The concept of our most primitive ancestors wriggling forth from the primordial ooze and morphing over several eons into the Geico cavemen is so widely accepted these days, we pretty much take it for granted.

No easy task for Court in D.C. gun case

The Supreme Court this week agreed to hear an appeal in a case from the District of Columbia which could decide nothing less than the rights of individuals to own guns.

Apalachee at Carver-Atlanta

Shane Davis has been around.

Bad first Gladiators hit season's only losing streak

By Christine Troyke

Gwinnett Calendar

Today

State offers heating bill assistance

LAWRENCEVILLE - Though the county has experienced rather mild temperatures so far this November, local and state agencies are already preparing to help low-income families with their heating bills.

Trivia Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark

So, you think you're good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark.