News for Friday, October 26, 2007


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It was not a new storyline last week in Winder-Barrow's loss to Dacula: The defense played well and the offense struggled to move the ball.

Police/fire reports

Students injured in bus crash

Spotlight on DVDS

3 stars out of 4

Relief not in sight Expert: Water woes won't likely end soon

ATHENS - There is no end in sight for Georgia's historic drought, the state's climatologist said.

Gwinnett Calendar

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'30 Days of Night' is better suited for DVD viewing

EDITOR'S NOTE - Film Fans runs in the Friday Weekend section of the Gwinnett Daily Post. It features local residents reviewing the film of the week: "30 Days of Night." Want to be a Film Fan? E-mail


Berkmar had a chance to give itself some breathing room in the Region 8-AAAAA standings in last week's game against Parkview.


After a stern test last week in Mill Creek, Norcross hopes to remain in the Region 7-AAAAA title chase with a win tonight over struggling Forsyth Central, which is 1-4 in the region after last week's loss to Collins Hill.

Josh Ritter to bring folksy sounds to the metro area

Being holed up in a farmhouse in the wilds of Maine - in January, nonetheless - is not the ideal getaway for most people. But then, Josh Ritter is not most people.


Buford doesn't throw the ball a lot and probably won't at all against Cross Keys tonight.

Gym Class Heroes enter mainstream thanks to 'Chokehold'

NEW YORK - Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy was half-flattered, half-annoyed when his band won the best new artist trophy at the MTV Video Music Awards last month.

South, Shiloh surprisingly in playoff hunt

Not a lot of people thought South Gwinnett or Shiloh would have an impact on the Region 8-AAAAA football standings. Much less a shot at the playoffs this season.

Volleyball teams hope to win 3 Saturday

For 12 local volleyball teams, the hope is for a long day Saturday.

Perfect power plays Gladiators making most of extra man

DULUTH - The skill and precision with which the Gwinnett Gladiators execute their power play can be staggering.


Wesleyan must run the table in its final three games in order to keep a string of seven straight playoff appearances alive. But the Wolves were in this same position last year and took care of business. With a core group of returning players, Wesleyan is on familiar ground.

World Briefs

Turkey warns U.S. objections won't stop incursion

Truck driver linked to several slayings pleads not guilty in Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - An Illinois truck driver who police say is connected to killings in Suwanee and cities in several other states pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a Nashville murder.

People Briefs

Spears avoids trial by paying for fender-bender

Dish: Room at Twelve

Open since: Sept. 17


The one major difference between these two programs is that after a slow start, Collins Hill has turned things around with some victories while Duluth hasn't broken through.

Trivia Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark

So, you think you're good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark.

Bill would add more reservoirs

ATLANTA - With recent rains failing to dent the drought, the General Assembly's two top leaders Thursday called for building a network of reservoirs to protect Georgia from future water shortages.

Movie Trivia Contest Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark

So, you think you're good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark.

Gwinnett Tastes

A selection of local eateries recently featured in the Gwinnett Daily Post:

Banged-up Mill Creek faces rested Lions

Shannon Jarvis is jealous of what Peachtree Ridge got to do last week.

'Now I am a victor' Domestic violence sufferers share cautionary stories

LAWRENCEVILLE - Carrie Kerr recalls the moment she knew she would have to leave her husband.

Area silk artist decks the halls at Medieval Times

It isn't yet Halloween, but decorators are already scrambling to deck the halls of public places, creating that magic holiday feeling. Nowhere is this more evident than in the workrooms of Synergy in Silk artist Sharon Norris, who has the enormous task of turning Medieval Times into a winter wonderland from the Middle Ages.

Guys in trenches get little glory, but will play major role tonight at Brookwood

Here are some familiar names: Kenny Miles, Brice Smith, Ean Pemberton, Chandler Priest.

'Orange Box' package offers five games for a steal

4 stars out of 4

Metro Calendar


Nation Briefs

Shuttle, station hook up in orbit

Man accused of causing child's brain trauma

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lilburn man was indicted this week on charges he shook a child violently enough to cause brain damage.

Buford, GAC set for showdown

COLUMBUS - As the two top-ranked teams in Class AA, it came as no surprise the Greater Atlanta Christian and Buford each won its first two games at the Class AA state softball tournament Thursday at South Commons Softball Complex.

Richardson brings tax-reform tour to Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE - Georgia voters should be allowed to decide whether they want a tax system that potentially threatens the roof over their heads or one they can control, House Speaker Glenn Richardson said Thursday.

Bush signs disaster declaration Property owners harmed by California wildfires to receive long-term help

WASHINGTON - President Bush promised Wednesday that Washington ""will do everything it can' to help Southern Californians fearing the worst from wildfires blazing through canyons and neighborhoods for a fourth straight day.

Berkmar star accused of shoplifting

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County's leading high school wide receiver was dealt more than a penalty flag this week.


Apalachee occupies the region's fourth and final playoff spot now, but has a chance to move up to third. Oconee County has the upper hand in that race, but the Wildcats have three games left, including the finale against Oconee County. This week, Apalachee plays Franklin County - which needs a win just to still have a chance at making the postseason.

Evolution, not perfection, a part of living

Ann Coulter - a pundit with a penchant for provocation - recently suggested that Jews should be perfected, citing Christians as the example of perfected.

Report highlights state road funding shortfall

ATLANTA - For the past year, Georgia transportation officials have used a projected $7.7 billion six-year shortfall in funding for needed highway projects as the chief argument in their fight for more money.

Underwood discusses second album, Faith Hill controversy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Carrie Underwood, nervous?

Hawkins faces Hinton for Grayson post

GRAYSON - Like most Gwinnett cities, the 800-pound gorilla in Grayson's political room is traffic.

Central Gwinnett, another capable passing team, awaits Parkview

A loss last Friday to Berkmar would have crippled Parkview's football playoff hopes.

'Bella' is a quiet, masterful study in grief

3 1/2 stars out of 4

New on DVD

Selected home-video releases available this week:

Lose the razor and save a little water

I hate shaving.

Documentary 'Mr. Untouchable' centers on '70s drug dealer

2 stars out of 4

'Reservation Road' is moving, but ultimately downbeat

2 1/2 stars out of 4

Just like your high school experience, but with more skating

As the kid-courting juggernaut of a franchise known as "High School Musical" continues to expand its unstoppable reign of pop-culture domination (which already includes two hit films, their bestselling soundtracks and DVDs, a theatrical show, a book series and - whew - even a video game) an ice tour was probably inevitable.


North Gwinnett got great news this week when quarterback Michael Tamburo, the main cog in the Bulldogs' offense, was cleared to play after suffering a concussion two weeks ago in a win over Peachtree Ridge. The left-hander has thrown for 1,099 yards, rushed for 265 and accounted for 18 TDs this season.

By Venue

Arena at Gwinnett Center

Buford woman struck, killed by train

BUFORD - A 21-year-old Buford woman was struck by a train and killed Sunday, police said.

No surprises Mill Creek cruises on Day 1

COLUMBUS - After the opening games at the Class AAAAA state softball tournament, No. 2 state-ranked Mill Creek found itself in exactly the same position as it was in a year ago - in the winner's bracket final.

David Delanoy

David Delanoy, age 49, of Loganville, GA, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA, 770-466-1544. Please sign online guest ...

Eva Maddox

Eva Dell Maddox, age 85, of Flowery Branch, GA, died Tuesday, October 23, 2007. Arrangements are being handled by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, GA, 770-945-9345 ...

Erwin Dyer

Erwin Carl Dyer, age 83, of Dacula, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at his home. He is survived by his Daughter and Son in law; Lisa and ...

Mary Ramey

Mrs. Mary Ruth Gable Ramey, age 90, of Auburn, Georgia and a former resident of Dahlonega, Georgia, died Wednesday, October 24, 2007, at the St. Mary's Hospice House in Athens ...

Mary Luke

Mary Evelyn Luke, age 71 of Winder, GA, died Wednesday, October 24, 2007. Funeral service will be held Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel ...

Evelyn Murray

Evelyn Murray, age 83 of Dacula, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Saturday, October 27, 2007. Pastor Mark Chandler will officiate. Burial Gwinnett ...

Seals Mcgee

Seals A. McGee, age 83, of Tucker, GA, died October 24, 2007. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

Edgar Shaw

Edgar (Ed) Harold Shaw, age 65, of Winder, GA, passed away October 24, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Hubert Hosch

Mr. Hubert G. “Whitie” Hosch, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2007. He was preceded in death by his Parents; Howard Henry Hosch ...

Larry Benfield

Larry Eugene Benfield, age 57, of Athens, GA, formerly of Norcross, died October 23, 2007. Graveside services will be held Friday, October 25 at 2pm at GA National Cemetery, Canton ...

Strickland Yarbrough

ALICE Mrs. Alice M. Yarbrough-Strickland, age 61, of Troy, AL, formerly of Stone Mtn., GA, died September 2, 2007. Her cremains were previously buried in Corinth Cemetery, Stone Mountain ...

Deborah Wright

Deborah Wright died October 25, 2007. Arrangements pending. Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Lorene Doss

Lorene Hudson Doss, age 88, of Winder, GA, passed away October 25, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.