News for Saturday, August 23, 2008

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McMahon to sell home, but not to Trump

Police: Medication possible culprit in fatal accident

DACULA - Police believe prescription medication may have played a role in a Wednesday morning crash that killed a Monroe man.

To the editor: Superintendent has nothing to apologize for

The recent attacks on Gwinnett County Schools Superintendent Alvin Banks ("NAACP: Remark warrants apology," Aug. 21, Page 1A) are quite mindless and appear to hide the personal agendas of the attackers.

Business briefs

Financial crisis posing major challenge

More come forward in assault case List of alleged victims of molestation grows

LAWRENCEVILLE - District Attorney Danny Porter said Friday more children have come forward claiming a local former Cub Scout leader sexually molested them.

Must read: Chinese customers blocked from iTunes; Tibet album suspected

BEIJING - Customers in China of Apple Inc.'s iTunes online music store were unable to download songs this week, and an activist group said Beijing was trying to block access to a new Tibet-themed album.

Broncos look to start new run of success

Over the years, the Georgia Dome has been a nice home away from home for the Brookwood football program, with the Broncos winning 12 of their 19 games there.

Prep roundup: Dacula's Miles pitches one-hit shutout in win

SUWANEE - Allie Miles allowed just one-hit with nine strikeouts in seven innings on Friday as Dacula blanked Northside-Columbus 4-0 in the Home America Mortgage Invitational at North Gwinnett.

Discipline, high education marks may be related

The encouraging report that Gwinnett County Public Schools had the highest African-American graduation rate in the state was tempered by reports of disproportional disciplinary panels for the same population.

School teaching former students' kids

Sandy Futch loves what she does for a living. The director of Lawrenceville Presbyterian preschool and kindergarten, she recalls the long history of the small school that has been housed in Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church since 1966.

Former 'Madam' suspect hit with DUI charge

LAWRENCEVILLE - The younger half of Gwinnett's infamous "Mansion Madams" duo has found herself in hot water again.

Nation briefs

Small plane hits Las Vegas house; 3 dead

Custodian, former POW receives high school diploma

BUFORD - More than three decades ago, Quang Huynh lost everything.

Forget Perfect: You can't spend all your time worrying about money

How do you enjoy your life when you're constantly worried about money?

Cops: Men part of robbing crew Authorities say gang posed as officers to hit drug dealers

DULUTH - Two men arrested by Gwinnett Sheriff's deputies in connection with robbing drug traffickers while posing as police officers are a part of a larger network that uses surveillance and torture to net millions in ill-gotten gains, according to the U.S. government.

Fay cleanup begins in Fla.

STEINHATCHEE, Fla. - As Tropical Storm Fay finally got on track Friday to make its way out of Florida, flood-stricken homeowners got an encouraging sign: Muddy brown water lines began appearing on the sides of homes, a clue that floodwaters were receding.

Packing up my suitcases that contain my childhood dreams

Too often I used to stop by Mama's and find her with that look in her eye. I'd know it the moment I walked in and I'd silently curse myself for picking that time to drop by.

World briefs

Bush consults with Iraq on troop withdrawal

Superintendent has nothing to apologize for

The recent attacks on Gwinnett County Schools Superintendent Alvin Banks ("NAACP: Remark warrants apology," Aug. 21, Page 1A) are quite mindless and appear to hide the personal agendas of the attackers.

Dome Debuts First-timers Norcross, Grayson bring youthful enthusiasm to Corky Kell

Weeks before this weekend's kickoff, Norcross' football team trucked down to the Georgia Dome to practice.

Pianist-songwriter to perform at Suwanee church

LAWRENCEVILLE - Dave Lambert spent 20 years as a minister of music and worship leader in various metro Atlanta churches. In the past six months, he has been called to share his musical talents with a wider audience.

'Next year' is upon the Bulldog Nation

It was the first Tuesday in January, and I was making my way out of the Louisiana Superdome, along with 40,000 or so of my closest friends and another 25,000 or 30,000 shocked, awed and dazed Pacific Islanders.

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To the editor: Discipline, high education marks may be related

The encouraging report that Gwinnett County Public Schools had the highest African-American graduation rate in the state was tempered by reports of disproportional disciplinary panels for the same population.

Academy is state's first all-girls charter school

NORCROSS - The melodies of Frederic Chopin played as the sixth-graders finished eating breakfast.

Scotland trip reminds me to eat broccoli

I have just returned from taking grandson Nicholas Wansley to Scotland with his grandma to visit the land of her ancestors. I would have taken him to visit my ancestors except I don't have any idea where they are.

Pair accused of trafficking Drugs, cash, guns found

NORCROSS - Two men were arrested Thursday after authorities found cocaine, firearms and more than $10,000 cash in their vehicle, an official said.

You can't spend all your time worrying about money

How do you enjoy your life when you're constantly worried about money?

Rookie goalie signed by Gwinnett

DULUTH - With a goaltending situation still in flux, the Gwinnett Gladiators announced the signing of rookie netminder Charlie Effinger on Friday.

Police charge man with impersonating officer

NORCROSS - Police say a Lawrenceville man abused the fringe benefits of being a sworn officer long after his days on a Tennessee police force.

Berkmar's late rally falls short to Aiken Patriots lose season opener 28-20

LILBURN - After keeping Berkmar in its season opener against Aiken most of the game, the Patriots defense that bent, but held strong, against a relentless rushing attack finally broke in the fourth quarter.

Joyce Elmore-Anderson

Mrs. Joyce Elmore-Anderson, age 49, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2008. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home Gwinnett Chapel 770-338-5558

Gilbert Swords

The family of Gilbert L. Swords, Sr. wishes to announce our “Celebration of His Life” on Saturday the 23rd of August from 12:00P.M.-5:00P.M. We will hold this ...

Truman Blackstock

Truman Blackstock, age 62 of Auburn, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 3:30 PM, Sunday, August 24, 2008 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Joseph Stanford

Joseph Robert Stanford, age 73, of Loganville, GA, passed away August 19, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544

Patricia English

Mrs. Patricia English, age 48, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2008. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home Gwinnett Chapel 770-338-5558

Marshall Penton

Marshall Penton, age 88, of Snellville, passed away on August 22, 2008. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth Thomas Penton. He worked for Greyhound ...

William Gentry

William Mack Gentry, age 83 of Lawrenceville, died August 22, 2008. A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday August 24, 2008 at Duluth First United Methodist Church, with ...

James Abner

James East Abner, age 82, of Sun City, SC passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008 at his residence in Sun City, Hilton Head. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine ...

Shirley Saunders

Shirley Saunders, age 70, of Rabun Gap, GA, passed away Friday, August 22, 2008. Arrangements by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford 770-945-9345

David Robinson

David Robinson, age 54, of Loganville, GA, passed away August 19, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544

Sarah Hardnett

Mrs. Sarah M. Hardnett, age 58, of Buford, GA, passed away Friday, August 22, 2008. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Nancy Bullock

Nancy Bullock, age 90, of Buford, GA, passed away August 22, 2008. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford 770-932-1133

Robert Ojo

Robert A. Ojo, age 47, of Norcross, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2008. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home Gwinnett Chapel 770-338-5558

Edwin Mcdaniel

Edwin C. McDaniel, 87, passed away August 21, 2008 at the University Convalescent Center in Athens after an extended illness. He was a long term resident of Gwinnett and Barrow ...

Gary Earls

Mr. Gary “Petelow” David Earls, age 55, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2008. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home Gwinnett Chapel 770-338-5558 ...