News for Sunday, October 28, 2007

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Kenerly cousin competing in Jackson County election

If you spot a "Kenerly" sign on the side of the road this election cycle, don't worry that Commissioner Kevin Kenerly is beginning a campaign three years early.

Weeks - Lingerfelt

Becky Beard Weeks of Buford and Mike Weeks of Buford announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Elizabeth Weeks of Buford, to Thomas E. Lingerfelt II of Atlanta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Lingerfelt of Rome.

Bettress - Lyman

Mr. and Mrs. Fred D. Bettress III of Snellville and Mr. and Mrs. John D. Horlock of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Cornelia Ellen Bettress, to Derek Ross Lyman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ross Lyman of St. Simons Island, formerly of Potomac, Md.

Sleep easy at night with charitable DreamAid pillow

Are you aware of an event or project that benefits our community? Contact Anna Ferguson at 770-963-9205, ext. 1308, or anna.ferguson@gwinnettdailypost.com.

Baptist church to host annual gospel concert

The annual Mountain Park Community Toetapping Gospel Concert, a time-tested crowd pleaser, will be held for the fifth successive year on Saturday and Nov. 4 at Mountain Park First Baptist Church.

Our view: Quick remedy best treatment for heart attack

How do you survive a heart attack? Fast action is your best weapon.

Seong - Holt

Yeun Hee "Erin" Seong and Edward Holt were married Sept. 16 at the Carl House in Auburn. The Rev. O.B. Smalls officiated the ceremony.

Statham race pits brothers against each other, two others

STATHAM - Two new political newcomers in Statham want to see new blood on the City Council, even if it means one of the newcomers ousts his own brother.

Southern leads Gladiators to 2-1 win

DULUTH - Dirk Southern scored the game-winner against his former teammates and the Gwinnett Gladiators collected a 2-1 victory over Augusta on Saturday.

Drying docks Marinas deal with low lake

BUFORD - Wendy Phillips has no hope of turning a profit over the next few months, as north Georgia's $5.5 billion economic engine literally dries up.

People helping people: Rainbow Village hosting health screening festival

The "Free" Gwinnett Well-Family Health Festival is Scheduled for Nov. 17.

1,000 miles to glory Lawrenceville team to compete in grueling race in Mexico

LAWRENCEVILLE - Some people fall off 300-foot cliffs.

Political notebook: Kenerly cousin competing in Jackson County election

If you spot a "Kenerly" sign on the side of the road this election cycle, don't worry that Commissioner Kevin Kenerly is beginning a campaign three years early.

Bethlehem Park to add gazebo by year's end

BETHLEHEM - Bethlehem residents could have a pavilion for reunions and events near the gazebo by year's end.

Peachtree Ridge comes up short in final Lions downed by Lassiter 2-1

COLUMBUS - The Peachtree Ridge softball team's attempt at another Cinderella run through the elimination bracket Saturday came up short by less than a foot.

Pet costumes come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges

Her name says it all: Lucky. Mary Ellen Wertanen's six-month-old chow-chow is fortunate indeed. Not only is her mom, er, owner constantly purchasing odd and ends to spoil the pooch, she even gets her involved in the spirit of holidays. Especially Halloween.

Community connection: Emory Eastside spokeswoman talks about family, her love of Christmas

Sheila Adcock is not only the director of marketing and public relations and spokeswoman for Emory Eastside Hospital, she's a woman who knows style. You'll know it just by looking at her perfectly styled hair and bright green suit with matching jewelry.

Coming to a neighborhood near you

CASES - ACTION TAKEN: The following action was taken by the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners on Oct. 23.

People Briefs

Armstrong helps dedicate building bearing his name at alma mater

Barrow expected to lower millage rate

WINDER - Barrow County homeowners might not see a property tax increase. The Board of Commissioners expects to set a lowered millage rate during Tuesday's meeting.

Cranberry muffins are great to freeze for holiday guests

Try these cranberry-studded muffins for an easy breakfast or dessert during the busy holiday season. They freeze well, so bake up a batch and keep them on hand.

Spiritual Calendar

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Development permits

DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATIONS:

Healy - Simonetti

William and Meryl Healy of Loganville announce the engagement of their daughter, Brynn Mary Healy of San Francisco, to Michael Simonetti of San Francisco, son of Steve and Clair Simonetti of Middleton, N.Y.

Commissioner race leaves hard feelings

Georgia transportation officials have been laying the groundwork all year to convince state lawmakers to start plugging a projected $7.7 billion six-year shortfall in needed highway and transit projects.

Good news from schools: Gwinnett Tech's surgical technology students post top test scores

Gwinnett Technical College's surgical technology students scored among the best in the nation on the most recent Program Assessment Exam, ranking Gwinnett Tech's program in the country's top 20 of 435 accredited surgical technology programs.

Community News

Fleming named new cheerleading coach for university

District to hold teacher job fair

SUWANEE - Gwinnett County Public Schools is having a teacher job fair to fill positions that will become available next year.

PTA forum to focus on taxes

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett County Council of PTAs is hosting a community education forum Monday evening about two topics that can affect schools: rezoning and the state proposal to eliminate property taxes.

Road closures

' Arcado Road at Lilburn Stone Mountain Road will require intermittent lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through November for intersection improvements.

Virginia attracting more tourists with wine vineyards and tastings

BARBOURSVILLE, Va. - Winemaker Luca Paschina arrived from Italy 17 years ago on a mission to bring his craft to Virginia, tailor grape-growing to the local climate and soil, and succeed where Thomas Jefferson failed a couple hundred years before.

Births

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Oregon keeps title hopes alive

EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon can start seriously thinking about a national title run. As for Southern California, just winning the Pac-10 could be a long shot at this point.

Walk honors teens killed in wrecks

LAWRENCEVILLE - Walking incessantly in big circles is the least Sean Murphy can do for his dead friend.

Statham unleashes new animal law 'Tethering' not allowed in city, council votes

STATHAM - Chained-up dogs are now officially a no-no in the city of Statham.

Nash - McCulloch

Tommy and Sherry Nash of Monroe announce the engagement of their daughter, Bonny Dolores Nash of Monroe, to Jeremiah Benjamin McCulloch of Loganville, son of Ray McCulloch of Lavonia, and Wawanna McCulloch of Loganville.

Chef Simon Hopkinson shares basic recipe for roast chicken

They think the world of it overseas, and now you can see what you think.

College Notes

Wright to attend Embry-Riddle

Humorist Notaro ventures away from 'Idiot Girls,' and into fiction

EUGENE, Ore. - Author Laurie Notaro suspects one of her neighbors has been tipped off to the thinly veiled portrayal of her as a recycling Nazi in Notaro's new novel, 'There's a Slight Chance I Might Be Going to Hell.'

Louisiana joins neighbors by electing conservative governor

SHREVEPORT, La. - Bobby Jindal received a hero's welcome when he stopped here one day last week - and no wonder. He had just been elected as Louisiana's next governor, and he came by to say thank you to some of the people who had put him in office.

Norcross considers historic district

LAWRENCEVILLE - Since the 1980s, downtown Norcross has been on the National Register of Historic Places.

Community calendar

Send items for the Community Calendar to calendar@gwinnettdailypost.com or the Gwinnett Daily Post, P.O. Box 603, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The fax number is 770-339-8081. Please include event name, address, phone number and cost. Deadline is two weeks prior to the event.

Making history Buford claims first girls state title

COLUMBUS - Buford and Greater Atlanta Christian both came into the Class AA state softball tournament hoping to finally climb to the top of the mountain after several near misses.

Nation Briefs

Astronauts open new addition to space station

Time to offer an apology to town of Helen

I owe an apology to the entire town of Helen, Georgia, which I once described as "Hell in Georgia."

Snellville developer waiting for market to bounce back

SNELLVILLE - Snellville's town center dream isn't dead, but economics have delayed it.

Dusk for the Sundance Kid

Reese Witherspoon can't be pleased with the performance of her new movie 'Rendition.' It is a colossal bomb and will disappear as quickly as one of the movie's characters, courtesy of the evil CIA, of course.

Dukesfest to be held at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2008

HAMPTON - Bo Duke is coming back to where it all started.

Voters should try to interpret ballot legalese

Here's a question for you. Just answer yes or no.

Military News

William L. Page has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Page is the son of Kenneth and Jessica Page of Suwanee. He is a 2006 graduate of South Forsyth High School.

Christman - Smith

John and Tricia Christman of Buford announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Christman, to Daniel Smith, son of Jerry and Elaine Smith.

Georgia enjoys rare win over Florida Moreno rushes for 188 in 42-30 victory

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Georgia Bulldogs celebrated in the end zone early and on the sideline late.

Do-it-yourself Halloween Get creative by making your own costume this year

Store-bought Halloween costume prices are steadily increasing, and the same cliched costumes are lining the racks at every department store. So this year, try making your own costume for a more original - and cheaper - look.

Gwinnett Tech's surgical technology students post top test scores

Gwinnett Technical College's surgical technology students scored among the best in the nation on the most recent Program Assessment Exam, ranking Gwinnett Tech's program in the country's top 20 of 435 accredited surgical technology programs.

Travel Briefs

Pensacola offers lodging deals through February

Literary Calendar

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Bryant - Marsh

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bryant of Snellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Elliott Bryant, to Ernest Brock Marsh of Statesboro, son of Janice Marsh Mock of Alamo and the late Ernest Rickey Marsh.

Two running for mayor of Bethlehem; 5 council seats unopposed

BETHLEHEM - Things are changing in Bethlehem's political arena.

Presidential expert writes book on White House cuisine

NEW YORK - Barry H. Landau, presidential collector and connoisseur, remembers the time he was dancing with Betty Ford at the White House and Fred Astaire cut in.

More than 40 tons of trash collected in Shore Sweep

LAWRENCEVILLE - Volunteers collected 42 tons of trash at the annual Lake Lanier Shore Sweep in September.

Church to host family-friendly Harvest Festival

SUWANEE - As a Halloween alternative, a nondenominational Christian church in Buford is hosting its first family-friendly Harvest Festival.

Marketplace

Personnel Moves

Gwinnett Gab

Botanical Garden to host speaker

Outback Oil Aussie brand kicks EVOO up a notch

Chef Bennett Hollberg has had plenty of experience planning menus around certain foods and specific wines. But he's never been asked to do anything like this.

Must Read Chertoff: Phony FEMA news conference displayed ‘poor judgmentñ

WASHINGTON - The homeland security chief on Saturday tore into his own employees for staging a phony news conference at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Take a hike Mexico City offers plenty of wide-open spaces for nature lovers

MEXICO CITY - Perhaps better known for impossible traffic, kidnappings and some of the world's worst air, Mexico's sprawling capital of 20 million seems like the last place you would go for natural splendor and pristine wilderness.

Water protest draws few followers, much attention

LAKE LANIER - Four kayakers floating in brown water, answering cell phone calls and sipping Diet Mountain Dew. Not exactly an earth-shaking protest.

Neighbors must share the water

This drought has caused significant consequences throughout the region. One negative consequence has been a strain in the normally amicable relationship between Alabama and Georgia. Gov. Sonny Perdue is a friend of mine, and I respect the water challenges he faces with Atlanta's explosive growth. He must also appreciate the water challenges faced by Alabama.

Iraq to control part of Karbala U.S. forces to hand over security in Shiite area despite militia fighting

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces will turn over security to Iraqi authorities in the southern Shiite province of Karbala on Monday, the American commander for the area said, despite fighting between rival militia factions that has killed dozens.

Rainbow Village hosting health screening festival

The "Free" Gwinnett Well-Family Health Festival is Scheduled for Nov. 17.

Program offers activities for special-needs kids

SUWANEE - A mother of two special-needs children, Vicki LaRoche said she realized a long time ago there was a need for a place where her children and others like them could interact and create lasting friendships.

Winder-Barrow group holds first play in new theater

WINDER - The Winder-Barrow Community Theatre's first play at its new theater drew record crowds. The local acting group is hoping for more of the same with its new production, which opened this weekend.

World Briefs

Bhutto makes first trip outside Karachi since attempt on life

Retirement plan red ink threatens benefits

ATLANTA - A quarter-century-old compact between Georgia's government and its employees is being threatened by demographic forces beyond the control of either, and the large and growing number of state retirees don't like it.

What's going on here

"What's going on here?" is a weekly column in the Sunday Community section of the Gwinnett Daily Post. If you see a construction site and don't know what's being built, call Ryan Crawford, business reporter, at 770-963-9205, ext. 1304, or e-mail him at ryan.crawford@gwinnettdailypost.com.

Emory Eastside spokeswoman talks about family, her love of Christmas

Sheila Adcock is not only the director of marketing and public relations and spokeswoman for Emory Eastside Hospital, she's a woman who knows style. You'll know it just by looking at her perfectly styled hair and bright green suit with matching jewelry.

Janie King Boles

Janie King Boles, 77, of Duluth died October 27, 2007. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Monday, October 29, 2007 in the Duluth First Baptist Church with Dr. David Parker ...

Edward R. Pierce

Edward R. Pierce, age 92, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Friday, October 25, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA, 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online ...

Reverend Hulon Hill

Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Reverend Hulon Hill, age 67 Of Jefferson, Georgia who died Saturday, October 27, 2007. Funeral services will be held 7:00 P.M ...

Jean Williams

Jean Williams, age 81 of Snellville, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2007. Graveside Services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, October 29 at Nazareth United Methodist Church Cemetery, Winder. Dr ...

James C. Short

James C. Short, age 53 of Auburn, Georgia, died suddenly on Monday, October 22, 2007. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 2:00 PM at ...

James David Pace

Lt. Com Retired US Navy James David Pace, age 59, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away October 26, 2007. Born in Fulton Co. GA. Served in the US Navy for 20 ...

Ben Lolies

Ben Lolies, age 20, of Stone Mountain, GA, passed away October 25, 2007. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 1040 Main Street, Stone Mountain, GA 30086, 770-469-9811.