News for Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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Carol Hamilton

Carol Hamilton, age 70, of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday, November 27, 2007. Memorial service will be 2 P.M. Saturday, December 1 in the Chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home ...

Jay Lughes

Jay A. Lughes, Jr., age 47, of Suwanee, GA, died November 25, 2007. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Maria Fernandez

Maria Fernandez, age 88 of Lawrenceville, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2007. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com ...

Eulene Baird

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mrs. Eulene Grier Baird, age 93, of Braselton, Georgia who passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2007. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson ...

Lillian Lowry

Lillian Frances Lowry, age 88 of Lawrenceville, passed away Monday, November 26, 2007. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at ...

Theron Smith

Theron Sanford Smith, 81, of Cumming, GA died on November 27, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Smith a son of the late Luther and Ila Smith was ...

Claudia Mahalak

Claudia M. Mahalak, age 55, of Tucker, GA, died Wednesday, November 21, 2007. Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345. Please sign online ...

Joey Atha

Joey Eugene Atha, age 43, of Dacula, GA, passed away November 28, 2007. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at ...

Sally Chestnut

Sally Chestnut, age 84 of Lawrenceville, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2007. Graveside Services will be held 2 PM Saturday, December 1, 2007 at Melwood Cemetery, Stone Mountain. She is ...

Erl Harris

Dr. Erl Paul Harris, 81, of Norcross, GA, died November 22, 2007. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.

Ronnie Parks

Mr. Ronnie Parks, age 57, of Duluth, GA passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 after an extended illness with A.L.S. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gip ...

Joe Kinsey

Joe B. Kinsey, 90, Dublin, GA, formerly of Decatur and Buford, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2007, peacefully in his sleep. He was preceded in death by his wife of ...

Ernest Thrasher

Mr. Ernest “Bird” Thrasher, Jr., age 76, of Winder, Georgia, died November 27, 2007. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements, 770-867-1361.

Elijah Mitnaul

Mr. Elijah W. Mitnaul, III, 54 of Lilburn, GA, passed Thursday, November 22, 2007. Remains will be cremated. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy ...

Alice Kuehnel

Mrs. Alice Brown Kuehnel, age 85, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2007. Service and arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan ...

Michael Blanchard

Michael Bruce Blanchard, 52, of Norcross, GA, died November 27, 2007. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.

World briefs

U.S. roadblock shootings in Iraq kill at least 5

Suwanee Gateway gains boost from TAD

SUWANEE - The Suwanee Gateway area, that part of the city near Interstate 85 and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, will soon undergo a major re-development effort.

Duluth considers big-box overlay district

DULUTH - A proposed overlay district in Duluth could require stricter development standards for a planned Wal-Mart and other large projects in the city.

Sugarloaf extension set to start

LAWRENCEVILLE - As drivers sat in traffic along Ga. Highway 20 Tuesday, a few honked in frustration.

GAC senior football class finishing with impressive run

Greater Atlanta Christian never had a larger or more heralded senior class of football players than it boasted last season.

Too little milk, sunshine and exercise can hurt kids' bones

WASHINGTON - Too little milk, sunshine and exercise: It's an anti-bone trifecta. And for some kids, shockingly, it's leading to rickets, the soft-bone scourge of the 19th century.

State legislation to ban trans fats stall Move faces opposition from restaurant industry

COLUMBUS, Ohio - States from Connecticut to California have looked this year to mimic the success of large cities like New York in banning artery-clogging trans fats from restaurants.

Students help out with day of activity at Annandale

SUWANEE - On a recent Sunday afternoon, Annandale Village's programs center was abuzz with activity, as groups baked cookies, learned line dances, created a rap and colored decorative frying pans.

Ten Commandments to again hang in Barrow building

WINDER - The Ten Commandments will once again hang in a Barrow County government building.

To the editor: Ensure adequate water for county before approving more development projects

For the most part, discussions addressing our water shortage consider many aspects of conservation but ignore the impact of real estate developers' plans for high-density developments.

To the editor: Regulating railroads won't help our already-congested transportation network

A strong economy depends on a strong transportation network. We must be able to move computers and coal, tools and timber, scrap metal and SUVs in an efficient, cost-effective manner. Unfortunately, our highways and railways are becoming more and more congested, which is putting a strain on commuters and businesses alike.

Wolves' Harris blossoming into star at receiver

Jess Simpson isn't sure of Melvin Harris' exact height down to the inch.

Braves' Hampton hurts hamstring in latest comeback attempt

ATLANTA - Mike Hampton's latest comeback lasted all of one inning.

Business briefs

Consumer confidence drops in November

'Gory' banners prompt arrest Activist driving truck displaying aborted babies jailed

BUFORD - Gwinnett police arrested a Missouri man for allegedly driving near the Mall of Georgia in a truck bedecked with huge pictures of aborted babies.

More franchisees, financial backers suing Moe's

ATLANTA - More than 50 franchisees and their financial backers are now suing Tex-Mex chain Moe's Southwest Grill LLC and its former parent company over allegations of fraud and breach of contract.

I promise it's OK to leave an infant-sized carbon footprint

Hey, did you hear the one about the woman who aborted her kid so she could save the planet?

Redskins' safety dies from gunshot

MIAMI - Pro Bowl safety Sean Taylor died Tuesday after he was shot in his home by an apparent intruder, leaving the Washington Redskins in mourning for a teammate who seemed to have reordered his life since becoming a father.

Prep roundup

SUWANEE - Peachtree Ridge opened up Tuesday's game against Mill Creek with an 11-1 run but couldn't hang on as the Hawks came back for a 67-55 win in both teams' Region 7-AAAAA opener.

Tech looking for energetic coach

ATLANTA - Dan Radakovich sounded more like a CEO than an athletic director while musing about the traits he'll be looking for in Georgia Tech's next football coach.

Toilet proposal has BOC flushed Commissioners at odds over effectiveness, cost of offering rebates for low-flow devices

LAWRENCEVILLE - A water conservation measure that would offer $100 rebates to residents who replace their toilets with low-flow alternatives could cost the county $20 million, Gwinnett's commission chairman said.

Ensure adequate water for county before approving more development projects

For the most part, discussions addressing our water shortage consider many aspects of conservation but ignore the impact of real estate developers' plans for high-density developments.

Pinson leaves as one of Parkview's top runners

When Josh Pinson stepped on the course at the boys state cross country meet, there wasn't much left for the Parkview runner to accomplish.

Walker leads Wildcats to 44-40 upset of fifth-ranked Collins Hill

DULUTH - The prevailing thought in the preseason surrounding Region 7-AAAAA girls basketball was the heavy graduation losses by Collins Hill would make this season a new era.

Police reports

Woman accused of leaving baby in car

Sports briefs

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Health Briefs

Norcross church to screen AIDS documentary

Therapy in a small package Two-legged dog motivates patients at local rehab center

Sharon Townsend, an occupational therapist, stands in the middle of a large physical therapy room waiting to get her day started.

Grady vote drawing fire Political, business leaders balk at conditions for restructuring

ATLANTA - The Grady Memorial Hospital board's decision to turn over management of the facility to a nonprofit was only the first step of what could become contentious negotiations with Georgia political and business leaders.

Nation briefs

Va. judge sets April 2 trial date for Vick

Bostain's Journal 7

Things are going well since my last entry. My girlfriend was here for the holidays which was really nice for both of us and we have turned things around on the court with a four-game winning streak to get back to .500 at 7-7.

Dr. Green, why is your face so red?

Big-mouthed contrarian college professors ought to have the decency to sit down and shut up during these lovely days between Thanksgiving and New Year's.

Regulating railroads won't help our already-congested transportation network

A strong economy depends on a strong transportation network. We must be able to move computers and coal, tools and timber, scrap metal and SUVs in an efficient, cost-effective manner. Unfortunately, our highways and railways are becoming more and more congested, which is putting a strain on commuters and businesses alike.

People briefs

Food Network to stop production of 'Emeril Live'

Whole grains make comeback In post-Atkins world, carbs gain popularity

Sometime during the recovery from low-carb diets, a curious thing happened: Lots of folks reached for whole grains.

Police nab woman armed with pool cue

LILBURN - A 20-year-old woman is accused of trying to rob a Lilburn gas station while armed with a pool stick, according to an arrest warrant.

Kovy with the assist

Staff Photo: Luanne Dietz

Winslow continues Collins Hill's winning tradition

SUWANEE - In a school of more than 3,000 students, it's kind of hard to fit in. Especially when you're the new kid in town.