News for Tuesday, October 23, 2007

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Blowout may have caused van crash that killed 5 Amish

Parents could wait weeks for a verdict in Winder soldier's hearing

WINDER - The family of a Winder soldier accused of murdering an Iraqi civilian could wait weeks before learning whether their son will face a court-martial.

Pedestrian critical after being hit by car

NORCROSS - A pedestrian was taken to a local hospital after being struck by a vehicle Monday night.

Give peace and Rock a chance

The Dalai Lama and a rock star walk into a Waffle House. The Dalai Lama scans the menu and orders chili. The rock star looks over and says: "Man, I should pray for you."

College opens 'one-stop shop'

LAWRENCEVILLE - Georgia Gwinnett College on Monday celebrated the opening of its new student services center.

Auburn candidates vie for council seats, mayor's office

AUBURN - One thing is certain with the Auburn City Council and mayoral races coming up Nov. 6: there's bound to be some new faces.

Ditty wins Women's 50K

LAWRENCEVILLE- Julie Ditty won the second annual PGA Tour Superstore Women's 50K Sunday at the Collins Hill Athletic Club.

Towns across America showcase their goods

HARLEM - How many times during your travels have you seen a road sign advertising a local attraction and ignored it?

In brief

Business Highlights

Elam showing no age, just making big kicks

By Guy Curtright

'We've come a long way' Five years after Morsberger's first purchase, city seeing benefits from redevelopment

LAWRENCEVILLE - When he was in business school, Emory Morsberger studied Walt Disney.

Iraq violence slows down, hurting Dems

Last week, ABC's Charles Gibson introduced a segment about Iraq on 'World News Tonight' with this curious remark: 'The news is (pause for effect) that there is no news. The police told us today that, to their knowledge, there were no major acts of violence. Attacks are down in Baghdad, and today, no bombings or roadside explosions were reported.'

Lehtonen out 4-6 weeks

By Guy Curtright

Students learn chemistry, get treats

LAWRENCEVILLE - Some chemistry professors and students at Georgia Gwinnett College demonstrated Monday that chemistry can be really cool.

As predicted Norcross LB all grown up, living up to expectations

NORCROSS - Sometimes you can just tell that someone will be a special football player, even at a young age.

Man suspected in two robberies

NORCROSS - Police are looking for a man responsible for robbing a Wachovia bank Thursday, a police report said.

Scoring a bonus for Rams

By David Friedlander

World briefs

Bin Laden tape urges insurgents to unite vs. U.S.

Gas prices remaining high

LAWRENCEVILLE - Metro Atlanta gas prices remain 32.9 percent higher than they were at this time last year despite it being a season traditionally known for price decline in the gasoline business.

People briefs

Magician's Asia shows canceled

Reward offered in ATM thefts Scam artists steal data using skimming device

LAWRENCEVILLE - Following a number of ATM scams in the county, Washington Mutual is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of some suspected scam artists.

Police link teen to rash of burglaries

LAWRENCEVILLE - A jailhouse interview with a teenager may have cracked the case of a string of burglaries in the Lawrenceville area.

Theresa Mccallar

Mrs. Theresa Williams McCallar, age 64, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents, George L. and Alma T. Williams ...

Gladys Cowart

Gladys Cowart, 89, of Lawrenceville, died October 21, 2007. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 11AM at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta. She received the ...

Ray Puckett

Mr. Ray (Frederick) Puckett, age 86, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2007. He is survived by his: Wife of 56 years: Mrs. Bernice Terry Puckett, Suwanee ...

Vernon Wood

Mr. Vernon Dean Wood, age 81, of Winder GA was born May 13, 1926 and passed away on October 22, 2007. Mr. Wood passed away peacefully into his heavenly father's ...

Lila Reed

Infant Lila Elizabeth Reed, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on October 21, 2007. Service and arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Allie Smartt

Allie J. “Judy” Smartt, age 70, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 21, 2007. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

Charles Cain

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, announces the death of Mr. Charles “Junior” Cain, age 79, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, October, 20, 2007. Arrangements by Evans ...

Annie Garner

Annie Garner, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Monday, October 22, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA, 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest ...

J. B. Elrod

Mr. J.B. Elrod, Jr., age 90, originally of Commerce, GA, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2007. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Tompie Hendrick ...

Rodney Torbush

Rodney Bruce (Rod) Torbush, age 58 of Snellville, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2007. Memorial Services will be held 11 AM Thursday, October 25, 2007 in the Snellville Chapel of ...

Brian Wallington

Mr. Brian V. Wallington, age 72, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, October 19, 2007. He is survived by his: Wife of 50 years: Mrs. Brenda Wallington, Buford, GA ...

Anja Peacock

Anja Jessie Peacock, age 36, of Lawrenceville, GA, died early Saturday morning, October 20, 2007. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

Gerald Alexander

The family of Gerald W. Alexander announces his passing on Friday, October 19, 2007, at the age of 84. Born March 5, 1923, Gerald (Bill) was a native of Marble ...

Hubert Chaney

Hubert Chaney, age 80, of Snellville, GA, died October 22, 2007. Tom M. Wages Funeral Home, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

John Deel

John Deel, age 40, of Atlanta, GA, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA, 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest ...

Elias Ellis

Elias Hollingsworth Ellis, age 89, of Loganville, GA, son of the late Oran Frederick Ellis and Sarah Lottie McKown, loving husband of the late Sarah Elizabeth “Betty” Morris ...

Charles Kaucky

Charles Dean Kaucky, age 45, of Snellville, GA, died October 19, 2007. He is survived by his father, Charles Dennis Kaucky, Jr.; brother, Carl Kaucky; sisters, Desie Mindenhall, all of ...

Corrie Weest

Corrie Marion Jones Weest, of Liburn, GA, formerly of Miami, FL, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2007. Tom M. Wages Funeral Home, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.