News for Friday, August 22, 2008


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Eagles Landing Cafe & Grill

3001 River Drive, Lawrenceville

Reports: Slain husband feared wife

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gary David Earls warned authorities he feared a domestic tragedy was imminent several months before he was slain at home last week, documents show.

Nation briefs

Jurors in Idaho murder case cry at videos

Group celebrates milestone donation

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Filmmakers lose focus halfway through 'Elegy'

Elegy (R)

Lots of laughs Circus ambassadors to perform shows in Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE - The circus isn't coming to town until Sept. 19, but Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has sent some special ambassadors ahead of the show, and they really like to clown around.

Dickie's shutout keys Buford's win

SUWANEE - Melissa Dickie (1-0) pitched a two- hit shutout as Buford took a 1-0 win over Dacula on Thursday.

Whole new world From N.Y. to Berkmar, DL to LB, Davis relishes new experiences

LILBURN - Thirty minutes before practice is set to start, Troy Davis hears thunder and grimaces.

Abortion issue gives Obama major trouble

Abortion is back with, dare we say it, biblical vengeance.

World briefs

Bombers kill 59 at Pakistani arms factory

Spotlight on DVD: Nixon: Election Year Director's Cut Edition

Nixon: Election Year Director's Cut Edition (R)

The Dish: Eagles Landing Cafe & Grill

3001 River Drive, Lawrenceville

Film fans: 'Tropic Thunder' entertaining poke at Hollywood

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: "Tropic Thunder." Want to be a Film Fan? E-mail

Out in the crowd: Rock-A-Benefit to raise funds for wounded warriors

Making music for a cause, a number of solo and group performers will take the stage at Stone Mountain Park on Saturday for a benefit event.

Art Beat: Lionheart seeks 'Homecoming' cast

Lionheart Theatre is holding open auditions Aug. 29 and 30 for its annual production of "The Homecoming." Twenty-two actors are required to bring to life this special telling of a Depression Era family from the Virginia foothills, set on a snowy Christmas Eve in 1933. The book upon which the play is based was turned into the highly popular television show, "The Waltons."

Gwinnett Calendar

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Coogan shines in 'Hamlet 2'

Hamlet 2 (R)

Police: Man, 36, posed as officer

LILBURN - A gun on your hip doesn't make you official.

Movie trivia

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.

Getting to Know ... Bill Curry

Bill Curry has faced a lot of challenges in a life dedicated to football as a player at Georgia Tech and with the Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Colts and as a coach at Georgia Tech, Alabama and Kentucky.

Brandon Brigman Blitz

Brandon's Blitz is a weekly blog looking at Gwinnett County high school football by Daily Post sports writer Brandon Brigman. If you have questions, comments, thoughts or ideas e-mail them to:

Sports briefs


Linder talks FairTax to chamber

DULUTH - The Beatles once sang about a taxman. On Thursday at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce's luncheon at the Arena at Gwinnett Center, the guest speaker was the county's very own version of the taxman except for one minor detail - Congressman John Linder is the FairTax-man, representing Georgia's seventh district.

'I.O.U.S.A.' takes a look at our national debt

I.O.U.S.A. (PG)

We don't need any more big feet in our mouths

Please, God, let Kathy Cox be smarter than a fifth-grader.

Addy in ninth at Olympics decathlon

BEIJING - Liberia's Jangy Addy, a former standout at Norcross High School, is in ninth place of the decathlon competition at the Olympics in Beijing.

Locals power VSU football program Blazers kick off season on TV

It takes a good 250-plus mile drive from Gwinnett down Interstate 75 to get to Valdosta, hailed this summer as ESPN's Titletown USA.

George Childs

Mr. George Dorris Childs, age 87, of Jefferson, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2008. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson 706-367-5467

Buddy Robertson

Buddy Robertson, age 73 of Lawrenceville passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, August 24, 2008 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Lawrenceville with ...

Thomas Martin

Thomas "Michael" Martin, age 41 of Monroe passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Saturday, August 23, 2008 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Thelma Butler

Thelma Rebecca Butler, age 86 of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 20th , 2008. She taught us to sing and dance, and she taught us to love. She taught ...

Alda Ruiz

Alda L. Ruiz, age 65, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away August 21, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Carl Herrington

Carl “Morris” Herrington, age 59, of Hartwell, GA formerly of Gwinnett County died on August 20, 2008 after battling lung cancer. He is survived by his loving wife ...