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Pakistan's Musharraf wins vote Opposition boycotts election; president faces wait from court

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Gen. Pervez Musharraf won an overwhemingly majority in a presidential election boycotted by nearly the entire opposition Saturday, and attention shifted to Supreme Court deliberations on whether he can claim victory.

Bowen - Lorimer

Melissa Paige Bowen and Andrew Malcolm Lorimer were married June 9 at Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta. The Rev. Bryan Small officiated the ceremony.

Literary Calendar

Monday

80th birthday

Iris Wynell Newell celebrated her 80th birthday on Sept. 9 during a party with her siblings, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The celebration was held at Newell's church, Dacula Church of God, and the Rev. Jerry Hewatt and his family were in attendance.

More than fish in those waters Lake transforms rural landscape of Gwinnett County

BUFORD - Randall Pugh's childhood can be marked by episodes on the water fishing with his father.

People Briefs

Lohan checks out of rehab

'The Day of Battle' reveals the untold stories of WWII

'The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944' (Henry Holt and Company, 816 pages $35), by Rick Atkinson

Good news from schools: Gwinnett students picked for UGA Latino outreach effort

Four academically talented students from Gwinnett County Public Schools learned firsthand what it's like to be a college student.

Stars introduce their classic films at AFI party

LOS ANGELES - Warren Beatty leaned down to chat face-to-face with Kirk Douglas. Sylvester Stallone chomped on pineapple and glanced across the bar at Clint Eastwood. Angela Lansbury gawked at Jack Nicholson. Julie Andrews laughed with Billy Crystal.

Sampling Spain Study abroad trip gives taste of countryï ¿ ½s offerings

It may be cliched, but I have a list of life goals - a tangible reminder of what I have done and what I'd still like to do. I'm glad to have already been able to check off "go on a destination vacation."

'It's really rewarding' Volunteers turn out to give back to the community

LAWRENCEVILLE - To some, it may have just looked like some average people were building your average fence at an average Lawrenceville residence on Saturday.

Open-heart services are needed here

Gwinnett Medical Center has an incredible vision for the future of health care in our community. As chairman of the Board of Directors, it is my privilege to see the progress made in this vision through Project PATH, the strategic plan to transform the way health care is delivered in Gwinnett.

Lake Sidney Lanier

Lake Sydney Lanier is large, a 39,000-acre body of water boasting a shoreline of nearly 700 miles while encompassing Dawson, Forsyth, Lumpkin, Hall and Gwinnett counties. It is vitally important, the sole water source for metropolitan Atlanta and a water provider to nearly 60 percent of the state. It is vast, spanning 44 miles of the Chattahoochee River and 19 miles of the Chestatee River. As part of the Apalachichola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin, it provides almost one-third of the water used for Georgia's irrigated agriculture.

Burn ban may be extended

LAWRENCEVILLE - Not so fast, leaf-rakers.

Marketplace

Personnel Moves

Gwinnett students picked for UGA Latino outreach effort

Four academically talented students from Gwinnett County Public Schools learned firsthand what it's like to be a college student.

Fancy fried pickles Southern starter is popping up in unexpected places

When first presented with the idea, many diners back away. A fried what? But by simply giving the appetizer away, Randal Hughes is able to coax waffling eaters into sampling fried pickles.

Gwinnettians engage in 'shootout' on Texas trip

If the pistols weren't loaded with blanks, Gwinnett would have lost two mayors this weekend.

Lanier now

As the 50th anniversary of the dedication of Buford Dam is celebrated Tuesday, Lake Lanier is in the news for more than its birthday. Here, eight other reasons you may have read about the lake this year and what is happening at Georgia's great lake five decades after its dedication.

World Briefs

Suicide bomber hits U.S. convoy, killing 1 soldier

Buford selects four for school's Hall of Fame

By Will Hammock

Thrashers drop to 0-2 with 5-2 loss

TAMPA, Fla. - Vinny Prospal and Brad Richards had two goals each to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-2 victory over the the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday night.

People helping people: Help disabled individuals by visiting our plant sales this month

Creative Enterprises Inc., established in 1976, is a nonprofit agency dedicated to assisting individuals with disabilities in developing optimum social, vocational and economic independence. As an accredited employment and training program, CEI provides day services for more than 100 individuals with disabilities.

Nibbles and Bits

Seasons 52 ushers in its autumn menu

We must fight wars to win them

On a cool autumn day just about one year ago, Master Sgt. Troy Anderson, a Green Beret sniper, had a terrorist in his sights near the Afghan border with Pakistan. The man, Nawab Buntangyar, was on a 10 most-wanted list for training and outfitting suicide bombers who targeted civilians.

History may still side with GOP

The day had been full of ominous warnings. Polls showed the Republicans on the losing side of almost every issue and the 2008 presidential race - and now they're forced to defend a controversial veto of a popular children's health bill.

Barbecue joint to hold car show

AUBURN - For years, David Mauldin and his father-in-law had been perfecting their barbecue recipe. They would take it to fairs and festivals, get feedback and praise, and continue to refine their methods.

Chateau Elan holds weight-loss contest

BRASELTON - Close to 100 residents living inside the posh golf resort of Chateau Elan have made the commitment to lose some unwanted pounds.

Lazzara - Bell

Emily Layne Lazzara and Jack Lawrence Bell Jr. were married Sept. 8 on Jekyll Island. The Rev. Jason Garcia officiated the ceremony.

50th anniversary

Frank and Hilda Newton of Lawrenceville celebrated their 50th anniversary. They were married Sept. 8, 1957 in Virginia. The couple celebrated with family during a gathering at Central Baptist Church in Lawrenceville.

Ford - Garner

Ken and Donna Larson of Duluth announce the engagement of their daughter, Meggin Ford of Duluth, to Daniel Garner of Monroe, son of Dennis and Dawn Garner of Lawrenceville.

Our view: Great Days shows best of Gwinnett

It is a project that began nine years ago and has turned into one of the largest volunteer initiatives in the country. The Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services Great Days of Service concluded Saturday, another example of a community helping itself.

Gillespie - Anderson

David and Jennifer Durchin of Atlanta announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Gillespie of Lawrencevile, to John D. Anderson of Lawrenceville, son of David and Jacqueline Anderson of Florence, Ala.

Clinton rolls; Thompson catching up

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has converted her months-long lead in the polls into fundraising momentum, another sign that she seems headed for her party's nomination.

Community Connection: Lanier's operations manager enjoys job's variety

Jonathan Davis, Lake Lanier's operations project manager, lives in Cherokee County with his wife, Sandy. Their daughter, 20-year-old Taylor, is in her junior year at Auburn University. Davis has been at Lake Lanier for a year and a half after spending a year managing Allatoona Lake and 12 years in Atlanta's regional office of the Army Corps of Engineers.

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.

Psychologist Piaget had it all wrong

When it comes to child development, Jean Piaget had it all wrong.

Prep Roundup: GAC tops Wesleyan in 6-AA tournament

BUFORD - Jessica Coan picked up her 22nd win of the year tossing a complete game shutout against Wesleyan and adding two doubles and two RBIs in GAC's 7-0 win in the second round of the Region 6-AA tournament.

Must Read: British adventurer completes 46,000-mile human-powered global trek

LONDON - He was hit by a car in Colorado, attacked by a crocodile in Australia, detained as a suspected spy in Egypt and survived illness and periods of despair.

Joyner - Leeper

Charles and Ann Joyner of Duluth announce the engagement of their daughter, Molly Maitland Joyner of Atlanta, to Nicholas Ray Leeper, son of Jo Bowman of Marion, Ohio, and the late Michael Leeper.

Damian Lewis serves 'Life' as a wronged cop on new NBC drama

NEW YORK - It wouldn't be hard to feel jealous of LAPD Detective Charlie Crews.

Births

Aug. 9

U.S. 78 bus to continue service, add a.m. pickup

LAWRENCEVILLE - Six months after a 90-day trial period began for a commuter bus on U.S. Highway 78, the service is still running - and gaining passengers.

Visitors savor sights, smells that inspired Peter Rabbit author

SANDWICH, Mass. - The spirit of Peter Rabbit resides at a Cape Cod cottage filled with enchanting aromas of fresh jams and jellies cooking in the same old-fashioned kitchen that children's book author Thornton W. Burgess enjoyed as a young man.

Political notebook: Gwinnettians engage in 'shootout' on Texas trip

If the pistols weren't loaded with blanks, Gwinnett would have lost two mayors this weekend.

Military News

Army Spec. Jonashan M. Ortiz has been mobilized and activated for a future deployment to an undisclosed overseas location in support of the Iraq War. Ortiz, an infantryman, is normally assigned to the 1st Battalion, 158th Calvary, in Easton, Md. He is the son of Mario and Martha Ortiz of Lawrenceville. He is a 2000 graduate of Duluth High School.

Residents can take trash, recyclables to city cleanup

LAWRENCEVILLE - Bicycles, paintings, water heaters and fax machines have been among the items Berkeley Lake residents have found in their attics and garages on previous citywide cleanup days.

U.S. flag flies again over district's home

WINDER - The American flag once again flies over the Barrow County school system's headquarters, thanks to a local chapter of Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society.

Wallace - Rowe

Mr. and Mrs. James Joseph Wallace of Hoschton announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Clare Wallace of Atlanta, to Mark William Rowe of Snellville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark William Rowe of Lilburn.

Lilburn's Camp Creek Greenway to open Saturday

LILBURN - Jack Bolton knows firsthand about the need for more walking trails in Lilburn.

Getting high on writing

I've never been to this ivory tower from which some people say columnists write. But I have had the opportunity to write from some very high places.

DOT to name 316/85 interchange Road project to honor Wayne Shackelford

LAWRENCEVILLE - Wayne Shackelford was awed, he said, when he learned this week that the interchange at Interstate 85 and Ga. Highway 316 would bear his name.

Gwinnett officials get a look at Texas toll roads

PLANO, Texas - For three days, as about 50 Gwinnettians toured one of the fastest growing counties in Texas, their big red passenger bus never got caught in a traffic jam. For the most part, it only slowed as it neared toll booths.

Development permits

DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATIONS:

Scalping of 'Hannah Montana' concert tickets upsets parents

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Forget The Police, Justin Timberlake or Bruce Springsteen. The undisputed hottest concert ticket of the year is for 14-year-old pop star Miley Cyrus, star of the Disney Channel's 'Hannah Montana' TV show.

Nation Briefs

Man charged in killings of 2 guards at ATM machine

Speaker's tax plan drawing host of critics

ATLANTA - It wasn't exactly the Lion's Den of the Old Testament that Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson walked into last week.

Water chairman to ask Barrow for supply study Without significant rain, reservoir can supply good water until Dec. 28

WINDER - With only enough good water in Jackson County's Bear Creek Reservoir to last until Dec. 28, Barrow County's Water Authority chairman will ask the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday to fund a water supply study.

Reliving the past

The South meets the West as Confederate re-enactor Derek Sargent peers into a Western Plains tepee on display at the Elisha Winn Fair in Dacula on Saturday. The 29th annual fair sponsored by the Gwinnett Historical Society is raising money to maintain the Winn house site. It features 31 vendors from arts and crafts to food and a quilt display and historical re-enactors. The fair continues today at the Elisha Winn House on Dacula Road.

Billboard features student artwork

BUFORD - Some of North Gwinnett's student artwork is on display for thousands to see.

Pink products abound during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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.

Gwinnett Gab

Dinner available before performance

Help disabled individuals by visiting our plant sales this month

Creative Enterprises Inc., established in 1976, is a nonprofit agency dedicated to assisting individuals with disabilities in developing optimum social, vocational and economic independence. As an accredited employment and training program, CEI provides day services for more than 100 individuals with disabilities.

Community News

Whitfield joins honors organization

Sever Road to close for intersection work

LAWRENCEVILLE - One closed road will follow another in a project to widen a local street.

Jenna Bush launches book tour for story based on her time at UNICEF

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Jenna Bush looked poised as she stepped to the podium, but she couldn't quite hide the butterflies as she stood before an eager bookstore crowd recently to introduce her new book, 'Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope.'

Batchelor - Lonergan

Laura Jean Batchelor and Timothy Carlton Lonergan were married July 14 in Stone Mountain. The Rev. Stacey Croft officiated the ceremony.

Lanier adds $5.5 billion per year to region's economy

LAKE LANIER - The way Colin Crawford sees it, metropolitan Atlanta has few natural advantages.

Hospital hoping for heart program

LAWRENCEVILLE - Hospital officials say there's something vital missing from Gwinnett Medical Center and it's up to the state to help them make the change.

Lanier's operations manager enjoys job's variety

Jonathan Davis, Lake Lanier's operations project manager, lives in Cherokee County with his wife, Sandy. Their daughter, 20-year-old Taylor, is in her junior year at Auburn University. Davis has been at Lake Lanier for a year and a half after spending a year managing Allatoona Lake and 12 years in Atlanta's regional office of the Army Corps of Engineers.

Coming to a neighborhood near you

ZONING CASES - ACTION TAKEN: The following action was taken by the Gwinnett Planning Commission on Tuesday. Those zoning requests not tabled will be forwarded with a recommendation to the county commission for a final vote Oct. 23 at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.

What's going on here Fitness center being built in Suwanee

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.

Travel Briefs

Museum pays tribute to angels

Take a bite out of the metro dining scene at Taste of Atlanta

There was a time when celebrity chefs were limited to Julia Child and Betty Crocker. That time has passed.

Robert Preston Autry

Robert Preston Autry of Lawrenceville, died on October 6th, 2007 at the age of 54 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was preceded in death by his father ...

Lloyd Hazlett

Lloyd David Hazlett, age 53, of Winder, GA, passed away October 5, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Margaret Lay

Mrs. Margaret Lay, age 78, of Winder, Georgia, died October 4, 2007. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements, 770-867-1361.

Emanoil Datcu

Emanoil Datcu, age 57, of Jefferson, GA, died suddenly on Saturday, September 29, 2007. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com.

Dianna Ford

Dianna Joyce Ford, age 56, of Oxford, GA, died Wednesday, October 3, 2007 after an extended illness. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com.

Ernest Harry Wollschleger

Ernest Harry Wollschleger, age 87, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on October 4, 2007. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com ...

Dorothy Ryan

Dorothy (Dottie) Ruth Ryan, age 65 of Loganville, GA, died October 4, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Fredrick Ryan and is survived by her children ...

Jerry Busha

Jerry Thomas Busha, age 69, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away on October 3, 2007. Mr. Busha has been cremated and no services are scheduled at this time. Tom M. Wages ...

Betty P. O'neal

Betty P. O'Neal, age 75, of Doraville, GA, passed away October 4, 2007. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.

Mitchell Gilman

Mitchell Paul Gilman, age 54, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away Monday, October 1, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA, 30078, 770-979-5010, www.stewartfh.com.

James House

James D. House, age 72, of Winder, GA, passed away October 4, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Dennis Thornton

Dennis Haskell Thornton, age 75, of Dacula, GA, died Tuesday, October 2, 2007 after an extended illness. Mr. Thornton has been taken to Blakely Funeral Home, Gaffney, SC for funeral ...

Giles E. Webb

Giles E. Webb, age 88, of Searcy, AR, formerly of Tucker, GA, died Saturday, October 6, 2007. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home & Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

Vivian Sharp

Vivian Sharp, age 81, of Stone Mountain, GA, passed away October 6, 2007. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

J.w. Hamersly

J. W. “Bill” Hamersly, age 87, of Snellville, GA, died October 5, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Jeannette Hamersly; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and ...

Cecil Bridgewater

Rev. Cecil Bridgewater, age 79, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA, 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online ...