News for Friday, July 18, 2008


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Monkey Joe's to open Saturday

DACULA - Children can expect prizes, entertainment and fun Saturday with the arrival and grand opening of the kid-themed party center, Monkey's Joe's.

Bush hails Tony Snow's record

WASHINGTON - President Bush led a poignant tribute on Thursday to his friend and former spokesman, Tony Snow, who lost his public fight with cancer but never surrendered the spirit that defined his life.

Injury keeps Bulger from AAA All-Star Game

Jason Bulger just can't seem to catch a break. Picked to pitch in the Triple-A All-Star Baseball Game, the Brookwood grad instead landed on the Salt Lake disabled list.

By Venue

Arena at Gwinnett Center

New cinema opens near Hamilton Mill

BUFORD - The Great Escape Stadium 14 cinemas opened July 11 at Interstate 85 North and Hamilton Mill.

Spotlight on DVD

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Blu-ray)

New schools will hold open houses

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County Public Schools students who will be attending one of the district's five new facilities won't have to wait until school starts to see the new buildings.

Nation Briefs

Witness tells how US taxes evaded abroad

In brief

Worker injured in fall from scaffold

Movie Trivia 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.

Boley facing August arraignment

LAWRENCEVILLE - An Atlanta Falcons linebacker charged with spousal abuse will face an arraignment early next month, according to documents filed in the Gwinnett Solicitor's Office.

Malls to hold event for teens this weekend

LAWRENCEVILLE - Teens, get ready for a summer event you won't want to miss.

Gwinnett Calendar

Calendar items should be e-mailed to or sent to the Gwinnett Daily Post, P.O. Box 603, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The fax number is 770-339-8081. All items must include a name and telephone number and must be received by noon Monday in order to be published in the following week's Friday edition.

'Mamma Mia!' a goofy mess

Mamma Mia (PG-13)

Getting to Know ... Jon Stinchcomb

Jon Stinchcomb, 28, is a starting offensive tackle for the NFL's New Orleans Saints. Stinchcomb, a 1998 Parkview grad, has been in the Atlanta area this summer while planning the UGA Countdown to Kickoff, a charity event he hosts with his brother, Matt, and former UGA quarterback and South grad David Greene. In this latest installment of "Getting to Know...," Stinchcomb talks with sports editor Will Hammock on a variety of subjects, ranging from New Orleans to linemen's weights to Parkview's successes.

Humor us, Sen. Obama

Oh, for a good riposte.

Must read: Smithsonian dishes the dirt on, well, dirt in new exhibit

WASHINGTON - Dishing the dirt has a long history in Washington, but the Smithsonian Institution is taking it to new depths.

Fox's 'Space Chimps' not out of this world

Space Chimps (G)

'Better education' Schools welcome transplants with newcomer center

LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrenceville resident Jeshika Patel's cousins moved to Gwinnett County from India two weeks ago.

People Briefs

Billy Crystal joins Sept. 11 memorial

'Hellboy II' entertains Film Fans

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: "Hellboy II: The Golden Army." Want to be a Film Fan? E-mail

'Hot commodity' Parkview's Jacobs splitting sports in busy summer

When school starts in August, Brandon Jacobs better hope his composition teacher doesn't assign him the traditional "What I did on my summer vacation" essay.

'Hard times' a relative term

I had promised myself after last week that I was going to try to steer clear for awhile of the kind of gloomy columns that so many of us who opine once a week seem to be writing lately.

Walker case reassigned to new judge

LAWRENCEVILLE - The John Luke Walker molestation case has been reassigned to Superior Court Judge Warren Davis, Walker's attorney confirmed Thursday.

World Briefs

Kuwait names ambassador to Iraq for first time since Gulf War

Metro Calendar


Tax re-up in the works

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County officials are proposing a five-year sales tax extension to fund roads, parks, libraries and a county courthouse, officials said during a meeting Thursday.

Pirkle to back Green

LAWRENCEVILLE - Glenn Pirkle, the third-place finisher in this week's Republican primary for county chairman, has endorsed challenger Lorraine Green in the Aug. 5 runoff.

Mahrle returns Gladiators re-sign, trade defensemen

DULUTH - The Gwinnett Gladiators re-signed defenseman Ryan Mahrle for the 2008-09 season and traded another blueliner, Joe Grimaldi, to Kelly Cup champion Cincinnati for financial considerations on Thursday.

Benny's Bar and Grill

Open since: August 2007

Fire Department fundraiser nets $5K

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett Fire Department raised more than $5,500 through its 5-Alarm 5K held last Saturday at Tribble Mill Park, fire officials said.

Nonprofits awarded grant money

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Atlanta Women's Foundation has awarded grants to 14 nonprofits operating in the county, including a $70,500 multi-year grant to Gwinnett-based Georgia Association on Young Children.

Ruby Collier

On July 15, 2008, Ruby Todd Collier fulfilled God's plan for her journey through this life. She has joined the faithful gathered at the river that flows by His Throne ...

Donald Powers, Ii

Donald J. Powers, II, age 71 of Loganville, GA passed away, July 14, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052, 770-466-1544.

Jeffrey Dunaway

Jeffrey Hayward Dunaway, age 40, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2008. He is survived by wife, Patti Dunaway, sons, Nicholas Acciarito and Evan Dunaway, daughter, Sydni Dunaway ...

Karen Clendenen

Karen D. Clendenen, age 60 of Loganville, GA passed away, July 15, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052, 770-466-1544.

Raymond Jones, Jr.

Raymond R. Jones, Jr, age 72 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away July 16, 2008. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.