News for Tuesday, November 6, 2007

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Caroline Elder

Caroline Elder, age 63, of Duluth, GA, died November 4, 2007. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Ethel Campbell

Ethel Lee Campbell, age 89 of Beech Island, SC, formerly of Doraville, died November 5, 2007. Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday November 7, 2007 at Bill Head ...

Ted Bromback

Ted Raymond Bromback, age 60, of Auburn, GA, passed away November 1, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Calvin Liuba

Mr. Calvin Liuba, age 38, of Kansas City, MO, formerly of Norcross, GA, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2007. Service and arrangements will be announced later by Junior E ...

Carolyn Thomas

Carolyn Ellington Thomas, age 80 of Lawrenceville, GA, died November 6, 2007. She was a native of Edison, Georgia, most recently residing at Courtyard Gardens in Lawrenceville. She retired as ...

Lorine Royals

Lorine V. Royals, age 75 of Winder, passed away Monday, November 5, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Thursday, November 8, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Kathleen Brown

Kathleen Mize Brown, age 77, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2007. Service and arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Kathryn Bird

Kathryn Matilda Artie Melisha Indiana Hyatt Rawlins Bird, age 90 of Snellville, GA, died November 5, 2007. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Frankie and Lynn ...

Thousands still trapped by flood

VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico - Hungry and dehydrated victims of one of the worst floods in Mexico's history scrambled for government packages of food and medicine, while at least 20,000 people remained trapped Monday on the rooftops of homes swallowed by water.

World briefs

Man to stand trial in deaths of two women

Abstinence-only sex ed a waste of taxpayers' money

The Democrats in congress should eliminate the funding for abstinence-only sex education. This program costs about $172 million per year and is ineffective.

Norcross City Council says no to Mitchell Road rezoning

NORCROSS - By a unanimous vote Monday night, Norcross City Council members voted to deny a proposed rezoning of property located at 350 Mitchell Road.

Teen dies in 'awful' crash Police say cars may have been racing, but reports unconfirmed

LAWRENCEVILLE - As Gwinnett County police on Monday continued to investigate a Sunday evening car crash that left a 16-year-old boy dead, students and staff at Peachtree Ridge High School mourned his death.

Petrino glad to finally win NFC game

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Bobby Petrino cracked a slight grin when asked about the Atlanta Falcons' first NFC victory.

Police accuse three in string of park thefts

LAWRENCEVILLE - Police say park goers in Gwinnett can breathe easier following a trio of arrests earlier this month.

Perdue criticizes Richardson's tax plan

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue expressed serious doubts Monday about House Speaker Glenn Richardson's tax plan, even as the speaker's office for the first time attached financial numbers to his proposals.

Bright future Next couple of years promising for Eagles' Perkins

The playoff hopes for the Collins Hill football team may have ended with last Friday's 31-21 loss to No. 6 state-ranked Norcross.

Police reports

Robber hits man

Williams commits to Oregon

Meadowcreek senior Teondre Williams made a commitment on Monday to play college basketball at Oregon, according to reports by the Internet recruiting Web site Scout.com.

School board to consider legislative program

SUWANEE - Gwinnett Schools Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks will ask the Gwinnett County Board of Education on Thursday to approve the district's 2008 legislative program.

Big donors need more will power

If you are a person of sufficient, or even modest, means who wishes to include in your will a bequest to, say, a favorite university, you have a right to expect that your wishes will be carried out by the recipient, right? You should expect that, but in too many instances, your expectations are not being met. People who have left (or given while they are alive) money, works of art or other items of value are increasingly seeing their gifts used for purposes other than what they intended.

Projects to require $2 billion Leaders say infrastructure improvements to be costly

YOUNG HARRIS - Roads, parks, public safety and county government building needs total nearly $2 billion over the next five years, officials said Monday.

Snellville resident named president of U.S. Poultry and Egg Association

TUCKER - John Starkey, 50, of Snellville will replace the retiring Don Dalton as president of Tucker-based U.S. Poultry and Egg Association effective Dec. 1.

To the editor: Abstinence-only sex ed a waste of taxpayers' money

The Democrats in congress should eliminate the funding for abstinence-only sex education. This program costs about $172 million per year and is ineffective.

Kovalchuk has Thrashers near respectable now

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Thrashers as a whole aren't as hot as sizzling Ilya Kovalchuk, but at least they have started to warm up.

Old photo makes for long-lasting memory

It's a picture I had saved for a long time. And it said a lot about my grandmother. About her sense of humor, her nice smile and a hint of orneriness that compelled me to end many phone conversations with a joking: "Behave yourself."

Still a long way to 16-0 for New England

The NFL may have helped the New England Patriots' chances of going 16-0 by scheduling a bye week after the Indianapolis game. Not only will the Patriots be rested when they head to Buffalo on Nov. 18, but Bill Belichick will have two weeks to drum home the 'no letdown' theme.

Pottery to close to revamp store, business model

COMMERCE - Anyone shopping for garden statuary, flower pots and silk flowers had better start early. The Pottery, a 175-acre home decorating warehouse in Commerce, will close Monday after 37 years in business.

GameStop robbery prompts chase

LAWRENCEVILLE - Police searching for two black men suspected of robbing a GameStop video game retailer caused a stir Monday night in the parking lot of a Lawrenceville Wal-Mart.

Sports briefs

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Hayes Chrysler could relocate if zoning goes through

LAWRENCEVILLE - A landlocked local car dealership may expand onto Ga. Highway 316.

Police charge man with beating death

LAWRENCEVILLE - Police believe an early morning fight led to the death of a man whose body was found in a Lawrenceville ditch Sunday afternoon.

Police ID man killed in restroom

LAWRENCEVILLE - Police Monday identified a man shot to death last week in a Shell gas station bathroom on New Hope Road.

Nation briefs

Police raid summit of Mafia leaders

People briefs

Grace gives birth to boy and girl

Coming to a neighborhood near you

1. RZC-08-028: A requested rezoning from medium-density residential to office-institutional for .9 acres north of Lawrenceville to be developed as an office. The property is at the 1700 block of Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. The applicant is William Youngblood and the owners are William Youngblood and Gary Turner, Lawrenceville.

Making the most of it With little time at CB, Irons excelling on special teams

ATLANTA - Although disappointed not to be taken until the second day of the draft last April, David Irons was excited about being picked in the sixth round by the Atlanta Falcons.

Gladiators' hot start continues

The phenomenal start continued over the weekend.