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Foods that help fight cancer Mix of plant-rich foods, whole grains appear to fend off disease

LAWRENCEVILLE - No single food or food substances can protect against cancer.

Scores

State Playoffs

Packin' up again Ohio handled, Buford readies for Texas-sized battle

Football coaches across Georgia greeted the mild temperatures of the past few weeks with elation as they prepared for their season openers.

Consumer outlook up; housing bottom may be near

NEW YORK - Americans felt better about the economy in August, as a barometer of sentiment posted the biggest boost in two years amid falling gas prices. Two reports suggested that a bottom could be nearing for the housing market, but economists caution it's too early to proclaim that the worst is over.

Police ID Norcross man killed in slaying

NORCROSS - Police on Tuesday identified the victim of deadly weekend fight as a 27-year-old Norcross man.

Prep roundup: Providence sweeps Hebron and Meadowcreek

DACULA - Providence finished Tuesday night with two wins, topping Meadowcreek in three games 25-15, 20-25, 25-15 and sweeping Hebron 25-11, 25-19. The two wins upped the Stars' record to 6-9.

School buses could stop more in subdivisions to relieve road congestion

I'm in agreement that there seem to be excessive bus stops. I was recently wondering why they have to make so many stops out on the main roads to block traffic so long.

Suwanee grants auto shop special-use permit

SUWANEE - By unanimous vote Tuesday night, Suwanee city council members voted to grant a special-use permit for about 2.5 acres located at 3580 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.

Five arrested in drug bust

LAWRENCEVILLE - Five people arrested Monday in Lawrenceville face a host of drug-related charges, including cocaine possession.

Covington key for GSU defense Senior is Eagles' top returning tackler from '07

If Chris Covington follows his ambitious new career goal, the experience likely will surpass the thrills of his journey from high school to college senior.

Fuse box in Norcross apartment catches fire

NORCROSS - Firefighters were able to put out a fire contained to a room in an apartment in the 1300 block of Graves Road in Norcross.

Sketch released of Norcross slashing suspect

LAWRENCEVILLE - On the night of July 19, Ruth Sanchez locked the doors to her Norcross business, walked to her car in a shopping center parking lot and fell victim to a shocking act of violence: A stranger slashed her face with a knife.

Nation

600 arrested in Miss. ICE raids

Students accused of forgery Star football player charged with passing fake money

LAWRENCEVILLE - Two Central Gwinnett High students - including a star wide receiver - were arrested Monday in connection with passing $30 worth of fake money, records show.

Fay brings driving rain, tornado watch to Georgia

ATLANTA - Waves of driving rain soaked Georgia as the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay rumbled through the state Tuesday, snarling traffic, swelling rivers and bringing a much needed drenching to the drought-stricken region.

People

Clooney, Pitt arrive in Venice

To the editor: School buses could stop more in subdivisions to relieve road congestion

I'm in agreement that there seem to be excessive bus stops. I was recently wondering why they have to make so many stops out on the main roads to block traffic so long.

Father warns of park stalker Family claims girl, 10, grabbed by man but screaming scared him off

LAWRENCEVILLE - Robert Davis says a scenario worthy of nightmares ended happily for him last week.

GAC's Savage headed to Auburn

Greater Atlanta Christian senior Patrick Savage has accepted an offer to play baseball at Auburn, choosing the SEC program over Duke, Tulane and Furman.

County tables Lawrenceville rezoning again

LAWRENCEVILLE - Residents near the intersection of Collins Hill and Russell roads will have to wait one more week before learning the fate of what's to come of the vacant piece of property located there. That's because the Board of Commissioners voted to table the rezoning case for those five acres and the residential to commercial change request, one more time.

NAACP: Wilbanks won't apologize Branch president says comment was offensive

SUWANEE - Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks refuses to apologize for a comment he made during a discussion about school discipline, the president of the Gwinnett County branch of the NAACP said.

Richt still may use Moreno on punt returns

ATHENS - Knowshon Moreno probably won't return punts in Georgia's opener against Georgia Southern on Saturday, but the idea of using the Bulldogs' star tailback on special teams is still alive.

Pope Pelosi at the gate

When Democrats decided they wouldn't let the GOP be "God's Only Party," they weren't kidding. Thanks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, none other than St. Augustine has been summoned to Denver.

Census: Georgia poverty rate flat in 2007

WASHINGTON - Georgia's poverty rate held flat at about 14 percent in 2007, according to a new Census Bureau report released Tuesday, and nearly one in five of the state's residents didn't have health insurance.

Gwinnett's SAT scores top national average Barrow County scores rise by 24 points

LAWRENCEVILLE - Although Gwinnett County Public Schools saw a three point drop this year in its average SAT score, the district's graduates outperformed their peers in the state by 55 points and the nation by 10 points.

Health briefs

GMC's Duluth diabetes and nutrition center moving

Potential mind-reading technology would be a major mistake for US

After reading the article ("Military funds study of mind-reading," Aug. 16, Page 3A), I came across the following sentence: "... the research also raises concerns that such mind-reading technology could be used to interrogate the enemy."

To the editor: Potential mind-reading technology would be a major mistake for US

After reading the article ("Military funds study of mind-reading," Aug. 16, Page 3A), I came across the following sentence: "... the research also raises concerns that such mind-reading technology could be used to interrogate the enemy."

FAA says communication breakdown delayed flights

ATLANTA - An electronic communication failure Tuesday at a Federal Aviation Administration facility that processes flight plans for the eastern half of the U.S. caused mass delays around the country. The Northeast was hardest hit.

The three-ring Georgia circus

Only in Georgia ...

Lester enjoying role in new offense Auburn's spread attack for 'big-play players'

Brad Lester once ran freely on the Georgia Dome turf in his Parkview Panther uniform, so the 2007 Chick-fil-A Bowl was somewhat like a flashback.

Dessie Jarrard

Mrs. Dessie Lee Jarrard, age 75, of Hull, GA, passed away on Monday, August 25, 2008. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467

Shawn Huck

Shawn Huck, age 37, of Buford, GA, passed away August 25, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home Tapp Chapel 770-945-9345

Sybil Wright

Sybil K. Wright, age 81, of Winder, GA, passed away August 25, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, Winder 770-867-4553

Lee Christensen

Lee Henrik Christensen, 34, of Pittsburg, Kansas, died Saturday August 23, 2008 at 9:15 p.m. surrounded by family and friends. Henrik died from a brain tumor, (Glioblastoma Multiforme) first diagnosed ...

Jerry Mitchell

Jerry Wayne Mitchell, age 65, of Gainesville, GA, passed away August 26, 2008. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA 770-932-1133 ...

Judith Kirkpatrick

Mrs. Judith Smallwood Lyons Kirkpatrick, 69, of Suwanee, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Mrs. Kirkpatrick was born Oct. 28, 1938, in Chattanooga, TN, daughter of ...