News for Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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Officials open new water main

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett's water has been running through a new pipe this month.

Gwinnett all-star football game planned for second year

Except for a firm date, all the plans are set for a second installment of the Rivalries of Gwinnett All-Star Football Game.

Bush gives Olympians send-off

WASHINGTON - President Bush gave U.S. Olympians a rousing White House send-off to next month's games in Beijing, urging them Monday to 'compete swifter, higher and stronger' but also be mindful they will be 'ambassadors of liberty' to the people of China and elsewhere.

Police identify shooting victim

DULUTH - Authorities Monday identified a woman who died after she was shot multiple times Friday night on the 3400 block of Satellite Boulevard.

Hearing to be held on project

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing tonight to consider the 25 acre live-work-play community being proposed on Pleasant Hill Road next to Shorty Howell Park.

Council puts SPLOST agreement into action

GRAYSON - The Grayson City Council voted Monday night to authorize city officials to execute the SPLOST intergovernmental agreement for 2009 with a slight increase in funding from the previous year.

People briefs

Court tosses FCC 'wardrobe malfunction' fine

Oxendine to speak to chamber

LAWRENCEVILLE - John Oxendine, a 2010 gubernatorial candidate, will deliver his views Wednesday on a variety of topics as the featured speaker of the monthly membership meeting of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

Change of direction Gwinnett Tech seeing greater enrollment in tough economy

LAWRENCEVILLE - When Lisa Valentino was laid off from her job as a construction coordinator, she decided she needed a new career plan.

Letter to the editor: Read up on FairTax with unbiased source

In response to David Staples letter to the editor ("State should get the ball rolling and adopt FairTax," July 19), FactCheck.org published an analysis of the so-called "FairTax" during the presidential debates last year. This analysis by a group with no dog in the hunt, presents an objective and unflattering picture of the "FairTax."

Breeding grounds

Four years ago, Amanda Weir spent her summer swimming in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. Eric Shanteau will do the same this summer in the Beijing Games.

Nation Briefs

Firefighter dies in Mo. ambush

Coming to a neighborhood near you

ZONING CASES - ON THE AGENDA: Here's a look at rezonings and other requests the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will consider tonight. The panel meets 7 p.m. at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville.

Recount to be held today

LAWRENCEVILLE - Elections officials will recount the votes today in last Tuesday's tight District 1 GOP primary.

Must read: Fish pedicures: Carp rid human feet of scaly skin

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Ready for the latest in spa pampering? Prepare to dunk your tootsies in a tank of water and let tiny carp nibble away.

Campillo pitches Braves past Marlins

MIAMI - Rookie Jorge Campillo pitched seven innings and two relievers completed a two-hitter to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Florida Marlins 4-0 Monday night.

An innocent goes abroad

I remember the first time my wife and I visited Europe and the Middle East. The trip resembled Sen. Obama's current version of speed travel, but without the entourage, security and network coverage.

Atlantic Coast commits

NORCROSS - There was a moment during Norcross' spring football game when D.J. Adams and Prince Kent met. With a crack.

Read up on FairTax with unbiased source

In response to David Staples letter to the editor ("State should get the ball rolling and adopt FairTax," July 19), FactCheck.org published an analysis of the so-called "FairTax" during the presidential debates last year. This analysis by a group with no dog in the hunt, presents an objective and unflattering picture of the "FairTax."

Yellow Jackets refuse 'rebuilding' notion

GREENSBORO - Georgia Tech offensive lineman Andrew Gardner is tired of hearing it, and he added that first-year coach Paul Johnson feels the same.

Sports briefs

LOCAL

Woman charged with vehicular homicide in Feb. crash

LAWRENCEVILLE - A woman who authorities say slammed her Ford Mustang into another vehicle in late February - killing one of her passengers - has been arrested and charged with vehicular homicide, jail records show.

Leaps and bounds

It is easy to figure out which teams the players are rooting for when the double-elimination Stan Musial League State Tournament gets under way this afternoon at Norcross High School.

World briefs

Zimbabwe rivals agree to talks

Escape to Gotham City

After watching the crowds gather at local cineplexes over the weekend, it's hard to believe the economy has slowed. Lines snaked around the ticket booths as people waited for their chance to get inside.

Dustin Cobb

Dustin Casey Cobb, age 10 of Loganville, GA passed away, July 17, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052, 770-466-1544.

Hubbard Baxter

Hubbard Taylor Baxter, 81, of Blairsville, died July 19, 2008. A Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 11AM at Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel ...

Charley Roy West Croy, Iv

Charley Roy West IV, Croy, passed away July 15, 2008 in Atlanta, GA of a urea cycle disorder, OTC Deficiency. Croy is survived by his parents, Chuck and Debi West ...

Esperanza Negrin

Esperanza Negrin, age 77, of Duluth, GA passed away July 20, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

John Munzenmaier

John Munzenmaier, age 61 of Duluth, GA, passed away July 19, 2008. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.

Mary Denney

Mary Katherine Pipkin “Pip” Denney, age 78 of Snellville, GA died July 20, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Denney, son, John R. Denney ...

Nancy Shields

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Miss Nancy Jane Shields, age 87 of Winder, Georgia, who passed away on Monday, July 21, 2008. Funeral services will be ...

Sara Lord

Sara Drummond Lord, age 81, of Auburn, GA, passed away July 21, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder. (770) 867-4553

Montine Virginia Holley

Montine Virginia Holley, age 82 of Scottdale, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Wednesday, July 23, 2008 in the Snellville Chapel of Tim ...

Patti Helton

Patti Helton, age 42 of Roanoke, AL, formerly of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 1 PM Tuesday, July 22, 2008 in the ...

Jeannette Charland

Jeannette O. Charland, age 106, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away July 21, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

James Weathers

James “Bud” Weathers, age 82 of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday July 20, 2008. He is Survived by Daughter and Son-in-law: Ellen and Donald Davis, Flowery ...

Curtis Coe

Curtis Coe, age 78, of Good Hope, GA, passed away July 19, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 823 East Spring Street, Monroe, GA, 30655, 770-267-2594. Please sign online ...

Angelita Perez

Mrs. Angelita Garcia Perez, age 76, of Commerce Ga, died Friday, July 18, 2008. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Francis Garcia. Funeral services will be ...

Larry Mowrer

Larry N. Mowrer, age 69, of Hoschton, GA passed away July 19, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...