News for Wednesday, October 24, 2007


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Police reports

Employee robbed in Kroger parking lot

BOC resolves not to turn airport into next Hartsfield

WINDER - The Northeast Georgia Regional Airport will not become a second Hartsfield, Barrow County's Board of Commissioners resolved in Tuesday's meeting. They would, however, like the airport to find a route to profitability.

World briefs

U.S. airstrikes kill Iraqis, including 5 women, 1 child

Author to speak on chiropractic treatment option

James Tomasi once toed the line between life and death.

City solves electricity availability problem

LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrenceville's energy needs for the next two decades have been met, after some wranglings with the City Council.

To the editor: Veto contradicts Bush's message

Whatever happened to "no child left behind?" Vetoing health care for children certainly leaves numerous children behind.

People briefs

Marie Osmond has a fainting spell on TV show

Police search for man who fondled woman jogging at Tribble Mill Park

DACULA - Authorities are searching for a man who reportedly fondled a woman jogging at Tribble Mill Park on Friday night.

Think Pink Local salon offers colorful streaks in honor of breast cancer month

A local salon owner is painting the town pink. Well, not really the town, but Joanie Parker is making some Gwinnett residents look a little brighter.

Duluth to move train depot in to museum

DULUTH - By Halloween of 2008, the Southeastern Railway Museum plans to move Duluth's W.P. Jones Train Depot to the museum site where it will join other railroad exhibits.

Soldier's wife helps him find fun for those in Iraq

BRASELTON - There aren't many fun things to do in Iraq.

Lawrenceville's Delmar Gardens wins Business and Aging Award

LAWRENCEVILLE - An independent and assisted living facility in Lawrenceville has recently been honored as one of metro Atlanta's top age-related businesses.

Green chums Home Depot to carry plants used by Gwinnett Village

NORCROSS - Now, Home Depot customers' yards can match the trees and flowers on several Gwinnett County interchanges.

Tourneys give JV, 9th-grade teams an incentive

Through the years it's happened countless times in many sports at the high school level.

Cookbooks focus on sneaky ways to cook healthy

NEW YORK - It's a technique on the tip of a lot of parents' tongues - and maybe their children's too: Puree healthy fruits and vegetables, and sneak them into regular kid food like macaroni and cheese or chocolate pudding. Watch the kids unknowingly gobble down their vitamins, and smile.

Chancellor promises overhaul of purchasing program after report

ATLANTA - Georgia's public colleges and universities are mending their ways following an audit that showed university system employees were the worst abusers of state-issued purchasing cards, system Chancellor Erroll Davis said Tuesday.

Snellville mayor, council unite in opposing tax measure

SNELLVILLE - Snellville Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer on Monday night read a resolution against House Resolution 900, the "Great Plan" tax reform measure sponsored by House Speaker Glenn Richardson of Hiram.

Blame game for water shortage misses mark

I have seldom seen so many people hot about water. Almost overnight, water conservation ranks right up there with banning gay marriages, abolishing the IRS and stopping the spread of children's health care as leading topics for fist-shaking argument.

Choice may only miss one game

ATLANTA - Initial fears that Tashard Choice may have suffered a season-ending injury on Saturday disappeared on Tuesday when arthroscopic surgery revealed no serious damage to the cartilage in his right knee.

More women getting both breasts removed when cancer strikes one

WASHINGTON - More women who have cancer in only one breast are getting both breasts removed, says research that found the trend more than doubled in just six years.

Second teen jailed after school bathroom stabbing

LILBURN - A Berkmar High School student stabbed last week in a bathroom fight was jailed recently, joining the boy who allegedly stabbed him.

Sports briefs


Commissioners deny request for places of worship

LAWRENCEVILLE - Members of two local congregations must find other places to pray.

Five running for two council seats in Dacula

LAWRENCEVILLE - Five people are vying for two council seats in Dacula's Nov. 6 election.

Mitchell provides big spark for No. 1 Spartans

NORCROSS - Top-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian's fastpitch softball team may be best known for the power arm of Jessica Coan - with 23 shutouts and 392 strikeouts to her credit.

Veto contradicts Bush's message

Whatever happened to "no child left behind?" Vetoing health care for children certainly leaves numerous children behind.

Dialogue can help women of the world

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - First lady Laura Bush came to the Middle East this week to raise breast cancer awareness, but her mission has been couched in a gracious plea for mutual understanding and world peace.

Blue Knights Motorcycle Club seeks members to start a Gwinnett chapter

DULUTH - This isn't your typical motorcycle gang.

Nation briefs

Heavy rain floods areas recovering from Katrina

In wild SEC, Georgia back in race for title

ATHENS - A couple of weeks ago, coming off a dismal loss at Tennessee, the Georgia Bulldogs put a moratorium on any title talk.

Caution still urged for women considering freezing their eggs

WASHINGTON - Don't count on freezing eggs to offset a ticking biological clock just yet. So say new guidelines for fertility specialists that conclude the procedure remains highly experimental even though it is increasingly offered.

No candidate can claim perfection

Much is made by the religious right about the moral fiber of some presidential hopefuls. Rudy Giuliani is criticized for his failed marriages, Fred Thompson for his young wife and Mitt Romney for his religious beliefs.

To the editor: No candidate can claim perfection

Much is made by the religious right about the moral fiber of some presidential hopefuls. Rudy Giuliani is criticized for his failed marriages, Fred Thompson for his young wife and Mitt Romney for his religious beliefs.

Health Briefs

Kmart offers flu shots

3 sought in home invasion Robbers take turns raping woman, 40

NORCROSS - Neighbors in a Norcross trailer park avoided a home Tuesday night where police say a heinous series of crimes occurred a day prior.

Gov. calls for 10 percent water reductions through north Ga.

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue ordered north Georgia businesses and utilities to cut water usage by 10 percent on Tuesday in a move designed to conserve more of the state's dwindling water supply during an epic drought.

Pedestrian faces charges in accident on Peachtree Industrial

NORCROSS - Investigators are trying to identity a man hit by a car Monday night.

Annie Garner

Annie Laura Garner, age 87, of Lawrenceville, passed away Monday, October 22, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, October 25 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Charles Bunn

Mr. Charles “Dickie” Bunn, age 75, of Winder, Georgia, died October 22, 2007. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements, 770-867-1361.

Karen Thurman

Mrs. Karen Thurman, age 64, of Sugar Hill passed away peacefully at her home Monday, October 22, 2007. A native of Chicago, IL, Mrs. Thurman had resided in Sugar Hill ...

James Short

James C. Short, age 53, of Auburn, GA, died suddenly on Monday, October 22, 2007. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924,

Harold Barnhart

Harold “Barney” Barnhart, age 79, of Snellville, GA, died October 22, 2007. Tom M. Wages Funeral Home, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200,

Rodney Torbush

Rodney Bruce (Rod) Torbush, age 58, of Snellville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA, 30078, 770-979-5010, ...

Betty Smith

Betty R. Smith, age 62, of Jackson, GA, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA, 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online ...

Deborah Hudspeth

Deborah Lynne Hudspeth, 54, of Duluth, GA, died October 22, 2007. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Chibu Nwagbara

Dr. Chibu Nwagbara, age 50, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away October 10, 2007. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.