News for Saturday, October 13, 2007


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People briefs

New 'Price Is Right' host gets engaged

World briefs

Soyuz docks at space station

Voices of faith: Harvest Community Church pastor has roots in music, art

The Rev. Derek Mitchell is a man of many talents, and he could have chosen from a host of careers in music and art. In fact, earlier in life he was a dance teacher and, later, a puppet and set designer for Walt Disney Studios.

South Gwinnett 36, Central Gwinnett 29

LAWRENCEVILLE - With nearly every play having the potential to go the distance, no one at Friday night's renewal of the South Gwinnett-Central Gwinnett rivalry had the sense it was over until the final whistle.

Collins Hill 21, North Forsyth 13

SUWANEE - The monkey is finally off Collins Hill's back.

'Now is when we need it most' 5,000 years after it was founded, Kabbalah is hot 'new' trend

Life is like an embroidered picture. On the surface, it is one large, cohesive work of art. But on its underbelly, the threads are interloped and crossed, connected in an elaborate maze of organized chaos.

Buford 55, Holy Innocents' 14

BUFORD - It has not happened very often this season, but Buford actually trailed Holy Innocents' 7-0 less than three minutes into Friday night's football game.

Mill Creek 16, Forsyth Central 0

HOSCHTON - If you've heard it once, you've heard it 100 times every March in the NCAA Basketball Championships - survive and advance.

Police reports

Naked man rushes toward Dacula woman

Berkmar 26, Shiloh 21

SNELLVILLE - Middle linebacker Trae Scott's game-saving interception at the goal line with 19 seconds left means Berkmar is alive and kicking for a playoff spot out of Region 8-AAAAA.

Briscoe Field to hold tours of bomber

Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 690 located at Briscoe Field this weekend is hosting one of the few flying Boeing B-17 bombers, Aluminum Overcast, on its visit to the Atlanta area.

Recovering from all of life's lapses of judgment

Have you ever made a horrible mistake?

Lawrenceville gets approval to open wells

LAWRENCEVILLE - The exceptional drought in Georgia has made Lawrenceville's drive to reopen old city wells easier, Mayor Rex Millsaps said.

Iraqi government says innocent victims unavoidable

BAGHDAD - Iraq's Shiite-dominated government said the killings of 15 women and children in a U.S. attack on a Sunni area were a 'sorrowful matter,' but emphasized Friday that civilian deaths are unavoidable in the fight against al-Qaida in Iraq.

Forget perfect: Recovering from all of life's lapses of judgment

Have you ever made a horrible mistake?

Grayson 19, Parkview 0

LILBURN - In the third quarter, Grayson showed up. And for four quarters of football Parkview never did.

Perdue urges Army Corps to slow water release

ATLANTA - Federal officials must allow drought-stricken Georgia to slow the flow of water from its reservoirs or the state will face a severe water shortage that could affect millions of residents, the state's environmental commissioner warned in a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday.

Brookwood 74, Meadowcreek 22

SNELLVILLE - Prior to its homecoming game against Meadowcreek, Brookwood cheerleaders displayed a sign that read, "We'll make you see stars."

Apalachee 31, Elbert County 6

ELBERTON - Sophomore running John Lee made Shane Davis' return to the Granite Bowl victorious.

North Gwinnett 31, Peachtree Ridge 19

SUWANEE - With starting quarterback Michael Tamburo knocked out of the game, North Gwinnett's Tyler Jarry and the Bulldogs' offensive line took over.

Police arrest man in Web sting 41-year-old accused of sending explicit images to officer posing as teen

LOGANVILLE - A Snellville man was arrested Friday on allegations he used a Web cam to transmit nude images of himself to a police officer he believed was a 14-year-old.

Health board may exempt outpatient surgery Change in CON law aimed at health care costs

ATLANTA - The state agency with jurisdiction over health policy is looking to make it easier for general surgeons in Georgia to open outpatient centers.

What's wrong with Christmas in October?

Like clockwork, it happens every year about this time.

Georgia trying to avenge loss to Vandy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The scenario is all too familiar.

Southerners should mind manners even with family

Karen and I exchange recipes often. She's an excellent cook so I can always count on her recommendations. Except for the tortilla soup recipe she passed along. It was OK but not particularly enticing.

South Forsyth 34, Duluth 9

CUMMING - Homecoming games always carry special meaning to them. South Forsyth's homecoming was no different, ending with a 34-9 route of the lowly Duluth Wildcats and energizing the War Eagles.

Ted Allen and Rocco DiSpirito will spread food love at Taste of Atlanta

Ted Allen and Rocco DiSpirito are two high-class foodies who believe in bringing good food and drinks to average Americans.

Family sues Delta in alleged molestation

ATLANTA - The family of an 11-year-old Alabama girl has filed a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines after the child said a man sexually molested her on a flight from San Diego to Atlanta.

Nation briefs

Judge declares mistrial in case of ex-TSU president

No branding could make the bees hip

On Nov. 1, Georgia Tech, my third favorite team in the whole wide world (UGA is first, anybody playing Tech is second, you can figure out the rest), meets Virginia Tech at Grant Field in Atlanta.

Recalls on Chinese goods spark sales for American toymakers

HOLLISTER, Calif. - Deborah Evanoff thought she'd traded her frantic Silicon Valley career for a lazier pace when she took over the low-tech toy company her parents founded in the late 1960s.

Gwinnett Village CID board passes redevelopment plan

NORCROSS - Gwinnett Village leaders have adopted a plan they hope will fast-track redevelopment in the area.

Avondale 18, GAC 14

CLARKSTON - The bad feeling Jimmy Chupp experienced after the first play Friday afternoon only grew worse as day turned to night.

H.S. Football

Game stories, scores, and stats.

North shows character in face of uncertainty

SUWANEE - The game clock read 10:56 in the fourth quarter.

Habersham Central 42, Dacula 7

DACULA - Dacula head coach Kevin Maloof isn't used to this.

Teenagers again Seniors dance the day away at annual prom

SUWANEE - It was as true Friday as it was 44 years ago: Harry Willis had to get a corsage for his date to the prom.

Cops nab 5 accused of sex for sale

NORCROSS - Norcross police busted five people - including one male - this week for prostitution services they had allegedly advertised online.

Lewis endorses Clinton at rally

ATLANTA - Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton traveled to a symbol of the civil rights era Friday to receive the endorsement of one of that period's key leaders.

GCPS superintendent says key to success is good people

DULUTH - As foreman of a chicken catching crew, Alvin Wilbanks said he learned an important lesson in leadership.

Dry humor for a parched region

"Water, water everywhere, and nary a drop to drink!"

Body of man found in Duluth apartment Police say man died of natural causes

DULUTH - Gwinnett police this week found the body of a 50-year-old man in his Duluth apartment after he'd been there at least five days.

Spiritual Calendar


Harvest Community Church pastor has roots in music, art

The Rev. Derek Mitchell is a man of many talents, and he could have chosen from a host of careers in music and art. In fact, earlier in life he was a dance teacher and, later, a puppet and set designer for Walt Disney Studios.

Gwinnett grads

Zach Smith has seen the bottom.

Suwanee OKs City Hall construction

SUWANEE - The newest resident of Suwanee's Town Center will be the city itself.

Youth roundup

Atlanta Fire United's U16 team defeated Birmingham United 1-0 in AFU's inaugural game in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy season.

Hurricanes seeking way to finally beat Georgia Tech

MIAMI - The last time Georgia Tech visited the Orange Bowl, the Yellow Jackets beat invincibility out of Miami.

Billy Herman

Billy E. Herman, age 79, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away October 11, 2007. He is survived by his devoted friend and wife of 56 years, Margaret Jones Herman; sister, Betty ...

Maryjane White

MaryJane Joziol White, age 82, died October 11, 2007, after a long battle with enphysema. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200,

Alton Mcmillan

Alton G. McMillan, age 56, of Dacula, GA, passed away October 10, 2007 from a fall at his South GA farm. Mr. McMillan is survived by his wife, Jenny Nash ...

Rosemary Daves

Rosemary W. Daves, age 81, of Duluth, GA, died October 11, 2007. There are no services planned. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Thomas Glenn

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, announces the death of Mr. Thomas Dale Glenn, age 70, of Jefferson, who passed away Thursday, October 11, 2007. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson ...