News for Friday, December 26, 2008

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Pearl Roberts

Pearl Roberts, age 97, of Monroe, GA, passed away December 24, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home Monroe Chapel 770-267-2594

Steve Beasley

Steve Beasley, age 55, of Loganville, GA, passed away Thursday, December 25, 2008. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200

James Shell

James Leroy Shell, age 80, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on December 25, 2008. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA 770-932-1133

Harold Campbell

Harold Ernest Campbell, age 90, of Stone Mountain, GA died Thursday, December 25, 2008. He is survived by daughter & son-in-law, Betsy and Fred Whitaker of Stone Mountain ...

Frances Carson

Frances Carson, age 81, of Atlanta, GA, passed away December 25, 2008. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA 770-932-1133

Billy Nix

Mr. Billy Nix, age 73 of Pendergrass, GA, passed away Friday, December 26, 2008. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson 706-367-5467

Mary Burell

Mrs. Mary Anne Burell, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 24, 2008. She was predeceased by her: parents, H. T. and Mandy Bailey; and son, Charles ...

Eunice Yancey

Eunice Palmer Yancey, age 88, of Loganville, GA died on December 25, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Thomas J. Yancey on July 2 ...

Allen Holley

Mr. Allen N. H. Holley of Stone Mountain died Tuesday, December 23, 2008. He was a World War II veteran and served in the 3rd Army, 94th Infantry Division, 376th ...

Nettie Bradford

Nettie Lee Bradford, age 80, of Winder, GA, passed away December 26, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Geraldine Greeson

Geraldine Greeson, age 86, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Wednesday, December 24, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville 770-962-3100

Nellden Erwin

Nellden Flora Attaway Erwin of Stone Mountain, GA born May 23, 1924 and passed away on December 23, 2008. She was born in Elberton, GA. She was preceded in death ...

Steve Slaten

Mr. Steve Slaten, age 55, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, December 22, 2008. He is survived by his: wife of twenty years, Sandra Fowler Slaten, Buford, GA; sons ...

Isolyn Minzie

Isolyn Melita Minzie, age 76, of Loganville, GA, passed away on December 23, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel 770-979-5010

Norris Mack

Mr. Norris Mack, age 59 of Statham, GA, passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2008. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Inc., Jefferson, Georgia 706-367-5467

Dana Mauldin

Dana Mauldin, age 44 of Jefferson, GA, passed away on December 24, 2008. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel. 770-963-2411

Historic house moving to Environmental Center

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnettians might experience some deja vu in 2009, as officials plan to move another historic house along local streets to set it up for tours.

Supreme Court punishes 2 Gwinnett attorneys

ATLANTA - Two Gwinnett-based attorneys have lost their privileges to practice law in Georgia, according to orders issued recently by the Supreme Court of Georgia.

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Today

Eastwood delivers a great performance in 'Gran Torino'

Gran Torino (R)

People Briefs

'Sopranos' actor'Johnny Cakes' dead in suicide

Library funds in jeopardy County may cut '09 budget

LAWRENCEVILLE - When Nancy Stanbery-Kellam read in the newspaper that Gwinnett's library budget was among a laundry list of services that could be cut in 2009, the system's director blasted off an e-mail to her employees.

'Spirit' is an overlong cartoon

The Spirit (PG-13)

Film Fans: 'Despereaux' a very enjoyable family film

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: "The Tale of Despereaux." Want to be a Film Fan? E-mail features@gwinnettdailypost.com.

Gwinnett Gab

Company sponsors toy drive at party

World Briefs

Christmas is an official holiday in Iraq for first time

Winslet shines in period piece 'The Reader'

The Reader (R)

Warren must beware of the previous sins

These days everything is political, or can be made so - even an inaugural prayer.

Out in the Crowd: Community recreation center hosts art exhibit

The Buford Artists Group offers up pieces ranging from subdued watercolor nature scenes to lovely silks bursting with colored dyes in its exhibit "Color and Contrast: Conversations in Art" at the George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center in Suwanee.

Movie Trivia Contest Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark

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.

GGC readies its case for accreditation

LAWRENCEVILLE - Georgia Gwinnett College is putting the final touches on a series of documents that represent the institution's case for why it deserves to be accredited.

'Bedtime Stories' too tame for Sandler fans

Bedtime Stories (PG)

Tom Cruise disappoints in WWII film 'Valkyrie'

Valkyrie (PG-13)

Fire briefs

Fire damages vacant house's roof

Emerald China

Open since: 1983

2 charged in slaying

LAWRENCEVILLE - An apparent drug deal gone bad Tuesday has left one man dead and two charged with his murder. And for one of the men being charged, he's no stranger to the Gwinnett County crime circuit.

Nation Briefs

Deep snow in West; travelers wait at O'Hare

'Santa' gunman kills at least 3 Police: Suspect killed himself after shootings

COVINA, Calif. - A man dressed as Santa who had been having marital problems opened fire at a Christmas party, leaving more than three people dead in a home that then caught fire, authorities said.

Acting is off the charts in 'Doubt'

Doubt (PG-13)

Feisty like a Fox

DULUTH - The puck skitters into the corner and a defenseman rushes to control it, his back to the ice. He only has a few seconds to make a decision.

Spotlight on DVD

Burn After Reading (R)

Inspirational meal Group serves hope, warm meal to hundreds in need

SNELLVILLE - Hope is an especially beautiful thing when it comes as the result of others showing compassion, love and understanding.

Historic house in Lawrenceville getting renovation

LAWRENCEVILLE - The windows are still boarded up, but the Isaac-Adair House - the historic house whose move from the path of the Sugarloaf Parkway extension caused the closing of Ga. Highway 20 for a day this year - has a new roof.

Group having success in Gwinnett with no idling program

LAWRENCEVILLE - The metro area's nonprofit organization committed to better air quality and less traffic says some of its biggest success stories in its no idling program operate right here in Gwinnett County.

By Venue

Arena at Gwinnett Center

No rest for weary Santa

The time: 8 a.m. Christmas morning.

Ageless epic Pitt, Blanchett star in solid 'Benjamin Button'

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (PG-13)

Must read: Amateurs are trying genetic engineering at home

SAN FRANCISCO - The Apple computer was invented in a garage. Same with the Google search engine. Now, tinkerers are working at home with the basic building blocks of life itself.

Gwinnett Calendar

Monday

Getting to Know ... Jenn Johnson

Jenn Johnson, 31, is in her fifth year as a coach and ninth-grade language arts teacher at Norcross, after spending the previous 41/2 years at Meadowcreek, a team she helped to a state runner-up finish. A native of Greer, S.C., she is an assistant basketball and baseball coach and also has helped with the Blue Devils' softball program.