News for Sunday, July 13, 2008

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Henrich - Bray

Sarah MaryAnn Henrich and Christian Cedric Bray were married June 13 in Lawrenceville.

A Great honor McCann humbled by third All-Star appearance

Even for the best major league baseball players, being named to the All-Star Game is hardly a routine occurrence.

Lilburn to host Youth Public Service Academy

LILBURN - Did you miss your chance to send your kids to camp this summer? Send them to City Hall instead.

Development Permit Applications

DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATIONS - The following are development permits received by the Gwinnett Planning and Development Department. Developers have submitted plans for these sites but have not received the Planning and Development Department's OK to begin clearing the land. Permit applications received June 30 to July 4.

County considers recycling rebuild

LAWRENCEVILLE - Commissioners are expected to make a move Tuesday to allow the rebuilding of the Recycling Bank of Gwinnett, which burned to the ground earlier this month.

Nation briefs

Cancer claims ex-Bush press secretary Snow

Politics in Gwinnett is going to the hogs

As much as it pains me to say this, dirty campaign tricks work.

Our View: Open-heart plan hindered by blockage

Just when you thought Gwinnett Medical Center's $33 million open-heart program had cleared its last hurdle, another stretch of red tape is blocking the road.

NBA brings hoops to cricket-crazy India

NEW DELHI - Could LeBron James or Shaquille O'Neal catch on in the Hindi heartland?

Military News

Jeffery Sawdey received an appointment to become a Warrant Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps in December and graduated in May from The Basic School in Quantico, Va., to fulfill his appointment. After graduation, he was assigned as Platoon Commander, Ammunition Company, 4th SupBn 4th MLG in Greenville, S.C.

Frazier caps off Gwinnett Reads

DULUTH - Charles Frazier said he doesn't make many appearances unless he's on a book tour, but when he does, the events are usually associated with a library.

World briefs

France president says Lebanon, Syria will open embassies

Belly dancers to perform at Peachtree Ridge High School

SUWANEE - Two years ago, a boat full of belly dancers won the crowd's choice and most creative awards at the city of Berkeley Lake's 50th anniversary regatta celebration. Next Sunday, some of those same dancers will be back in full force strutting their stuff.

2008 Guide to the Primary Small turnout expected Tuesday

LAWRENCEVILLE - For months now, the attention of the world has been on the race for the White House.

Gwinnett Gab

Luxury RV park opens in Athens

Denny shows pro-like moves Thrashers prospect impressive in workouts

DULUTH - Neither Chad Denny nor his equipment had a smooth trip down to Atlanta.

Political Notebook: Solicitor to investigate state seal on mailer

Gwinnett's solicitor is reportedly investigating a negative campaign mailer with the seal of the state of Georgia on it.

People briefs

Pete Seeger to headline benefit to aid farmers

Construction of new park almost complete

SUWANEE - Construction of a new park on Suwanee Dam Road is entering its final stages of development, city officials said.

Life really does imitate art for father of the bride

My daughter was 4 years old when the movie "Father of the Bride" came out back in 1991. That's probably why I enjoyed it so much.

Newcomer Center to open for registration

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County Public Schools' International Newcomer Center will open Monday for new student registration.

Herring - Lawrence

Bill and Tammi Herring of Buford announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Herring of Buford, to Jeff Lawrence of Dacula, son of Alex and Renee Cochran of Dacula.

Burger's results leave no questions looming

No sport allots more egalitarian opportunities than golf.

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.

Adams - Simon

Janet Elizabeth Adams and Robert Gregory Simon were married June 7 in Clearwater, Fla. The Rev. Brenda Westmoreland and Jason Weaver officiated the ceremony.

Lawmaker wants review of US exports to Iran

WASHINGTON - A lawmaker from Georgia will seek a broad review of exports to Iran to see whether exemptions to U.S. trade sanctions are being abused. Cigarettes, bull semen and other goods have gone Iran's way as exports grew during President Bush's time in office.

Learning to fly Hatchery hosts youth fishing clinic

CUMMING - A youth fly fishing clinic sponsored by Trout Unlimited and Georgia Women Flyfishers played host to more than 30 students at the Buford Trout Hatchery on Saturday, marking the event's sixth-annual class.

What is Jesse's beef with Obama?

Earlier this week on my television program, we broke the story of Jesse Jackson criticizing Barack Obama for 'talking down' to black Americans. In Chicago, Jackson was speaking to Dr. Reed Tuckson, a health care official, when a microphone picked up the reverend saying in part:

Gourmet on the go Meal supplier adds Dacula location

DACULA - Rising food costs got you down? How about the price of gasoline that gets you to the nearest grocer?

Open-heart plan hindered by blockage

Just when you thought Gwinnett Medical Center's $33 million open-heart program had cleared its last hurdle, another stretch of red tape is blocking the road.

GMC: Appeals won't delay heart program

LAWRENCEVILLE - Appeals filed this week by three area hospitals in opposition to the state's approval of Gwinnett Medical Center's $33 million open heart program won't immediately delay the hospital's planning process, a GMC official said Friday.

World peace more than just an odyssey of the mind

World peace. It's a universal goal, but the proposed ways of achieving it can be very diverse. The Odyssey of the Mind team from Notre Dame Academy in Duluth showed the world its way to achieve it and won third place last month in the world competition at the University of Maryland.

Preschool teaches kids about Independence Day

LAWRENCEVILLE - At Primrose School at Sugarloaf Parkway-East, Independence Day is more than a celebration.

Allen - Surratt

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lee Allen of Duluth announce the engagement of their daughter, Mollie Jean Allen of Dalton, to Jason Kirk Surratt of Calhoun, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Edward Surratt of Calhoun.

Wilson - Urrea

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Wilson of Grayson announce the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Katherine Wilson of Alpharetta, to Eddy Urrea of Alpharetta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Gregg and Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Urrea of Alpharetta.

Police seek suspect in shooting

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County police are searching for a man suspected of shooting two people late Friday night, one of whom died.

Births

June 5

5-man Senate seat primary wide open

ATLANTA - In a year when the battle for the White House has pumped up political passions, Georgia's five-man race for the chance to challenge Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss has been a sleeper.

Driggers - Crook

Harry and Lisa Driggers of Monroe announce the engagement of their daughter, Joanna Marie Driggers of Monroe, to Christopher Scott Crook Jr. of Loganville, son of Scott Crook of Loganville and Angela Crook of Dacula.

Police, fire reports

Seven-vehicle accident causes minor injuries

Wilson - Wells

Carter and Vicky Wilson of Buford announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie B. Wilson of Armuchee, to W. Jason Wells of Armuchee, son of Laverne Wells of Calhoun and the late James Wells.

Community Connection: Lynn Ledford

Lynn Ledford was born in Button Gwinnett Hospital and grew up in Dacula. She has a big job in 2008, coordinating elections for Gwinnett's nearly 400,000 voters. This year, Ledford was elected the president of the Georgia Election Officials Association.

50th anniversary

Hoyt Caylor and Shirley Caylor of Lawrenceville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple married May 30, 1958, in Lawrenceville. They have two children: Julie Braswell and June Fowler, and three grandchildren: April, Adam and Ashlee. They celebrated by having family and friends at their home.

Republicans don't know where to aim attack guns

WASHINGTON - John McCain is the candidate who actually had experience as a wartime flyer, but Barack Obama is the one who has most successfully adapted a favorite tactic of those intrepid aviators. When the pilots were over a target heavily defended by anti-aircraft guns, they would release a cloud of fine metal scraps, hoping to confuse the aim of the shells or missiles being fired in their direction.

Solicitor to investigate state seal on mailer

Gwinnett's solicitor is reportedly investigating a negative campaign mailer with the seal of the state of Georgia on it.

Nelson Hooks

Mr. Nelson Hooks, age 68, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, July11, 2008. He is survived by his Wife of 49 years: Mrs. Gurtis McIntyre Hooks, Sugar Hill ...

Ron Krisher

Ron Krisher, age 51 of Snellville, GA passed away Friday, July 11, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA, 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest ...

Glenda White

Glenda White age 58 of Gainesville died Friday, July 11, 2008. Arrangements by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345. Please sign online ...

James Barrett

James Curtis Barrett, age 67 of Winder, GA passed away Saturday, July 12, 2008. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel ...

Evangeline Alexander

Evangeline Alexander, age 88 of Sugar Hill died Friday, July 11, 2008. Arrangements by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345. Please sign ...

Robert Campbell

Robert Jesse Campbell, age 5 months of Monroe, GA passed away, Thursday, July 10, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home 823 E. Spring Street Monroe, Georgia 30655. 770-267-0866. Please ...

Rev. Willie C. Masters

WILLIE C. Rev. Willie C. Masters, age 75, of Lawrenceville passed away Friday, July 11, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, July 14, 2008 in the Lawrenceville ...

Linda Gabriel

Linda Gail Garrett Gabriel, age 60 of Lawrenceville, died July 12, 2008. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Aurora Morin

Aurora Chartier Morin, 103, of Snellville, GA, passed away after a short illness on Saturday, July 12, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elzear Morin. She is ...

Frances Wynn

Mrs. Frances Katherine Wynn, age 76, of Hartwell, Georgia, died July 11, 2008. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements, 770-867-1361.

Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen, age 69, of Lawrenceville and formerly of Brooklyn, NY, died July 12, 2008. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Cathy Cohen; son, Mark Cohen (Barbara), Lawrenceville; daughter ...

Jerry Screws

Jerry C. Screws, age 75 of Loganville passed away, Thursday, July 10, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA, 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest ...