News for Tuesday, July 29, 2008


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Chipper, Hudson put on disabled list

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones couldn't avoid the disabled list. Unfortunately for the Braves, neither could Tim Hudson.

Fuel price hikes squeeze farmers at markets

NEW YORK - Franca Tantillo puts rising fuel prices in the same category as the springtime hail storm that wiped out part of her strawberry crop. Both cut into the profit she can make at the farmers markets she sells at in New York City, about 135 miles south of her farm.

United Ebony Society president Robbie Moore dies at 65

LAWRENCEVILLE - Civil rights activist and community leader Robbie Susan Moore died Saturday after a long bout with breast cancer.

New beginning Central deals with change of head coach

LAWRENCEVILLE - Like every other high school football program throughout Georgia, the Central Gwinnett Black Knights took to the field for the first time in preparation for the 2008 season Monday.

Stocks slide as financials pull back

NEW YORK - Wall Street again surrendered to investors' anxiety about the financial sector Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrials down 240 points and back into bear market territory. The flight from equities sent investors into safe-haven bets like Treasury bonds.

Late Paper

Electrical storms early this morning knocked out power to the Daily Post building, causing a delay in printing and delivery of today's edition.

Police name victims in I-85 pileup

NORCROSS - Police on Monday identified a driver killed during the weekend in a three-car pileup on northbound Interstate 85.

Sugar Hill death ruled a homicide

SUGAR HILL - Neighbors describe Margaret Binkele as a reclusive alcoholic, a stumbling apparition rarely seen outside her squat, aluminum-sided trailer.

Pedestrian, 62, latest casualty of risky roadway

NORCROSS - A 62-year-old Norcross man died Sunday afternoon in the latest instance of vehicle-versus-human collisions on South Norcross-Tucker Road, police said.

Braves pounded by Cardinals 12-3

ATLANTA - The Mark Teixeira trade watch is on in full. The Braves' season still has more than two months to go, but in reality it is already over.

Merrill Lynch names new Atlanta director

DULUTH - Merrill Lynch recently appointed 12-year veteran Michael Hall as its new director of the Greater Atlanta Complex of the Global Wealth Management Group.

Too many expectations to live up to

There is a reason the psalmist warned, 'Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.' (Psalm 146:3)

Bystanders save man from pool drowning

BUFORD - Bystanders at a subdivision pool in Buford can be credited with saving a swimmer's life Sunday, an official said.

Nation briefs

Police: Man shot up church over liberal views

Elam thrilled to be in Atlanta

FLOWERY BRANCH - Jason Elam is still getting used to the uniform. The red jersey. The black helmet with the Falcons logo on each side.

Man, 44, arrested in child sex case Suspect is member of the library board

LAWRENCEVILLE - A member of the Gwinnett County Public Library Board was arrested last week on felony child molestation charges involving two children, police records show.

Horn's time with Falcons limited Veteran receiver near bottom of depth chart

FLOWERY BRANCH - Joe Horn can look at the depth chart and know he doesn't have much of a future with the Atlanta Falcons.

Administration OKs new way to help mortgage market

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration and federal banking regulators joined with the nation's four largest banks Monday to endorse a new way to pump money into the battered U.S. mortgage market.

Council approves crematory study

SNELLVILLE - City council members voted 4-2 to give city manager Russell Treadway the go-ahead to commission an environmental impact study concerning the proposed crematory on U.S. Highway 78. Council member Kelly Kautz presented a resolution Monday night that listed the various toxins released into the environment by crematories. That same resolution called for an environmental impact study to be done at the city's expense.

State briefs

Pair believed to overdose on prescriptions

Sammons gets start behind plate Parkview grad in for injured McCann

ATLANTA - Clint Sammons saw reruns of Braves catcher Brian McCann being knocked unconscious while watching the clubhouse TV during a rain delay Sunday in Richmond.

Local pair battle at Sugarloaf for trip to TPC Sawgrass Dalton beats out South grad Britt in playoff

DULUTH - Players came from Chicago. From Ohio. From North Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and all across Georgia.

'A flag waving American'

When you are 87 years old you expect to attend a lot of funerals. But for W.H. Sperry the reasoning is a little different than most men his age.

Louise Barrett

Louise Barrett, age 73 of Loganville, GA passed away, July 27, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052, 770-466-1544.

Suzan Atcheson

Suzan Atcheson, age 62, of Stone Mountain, GA died Saturday, July 26th, 2008. She is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Amy and Kevin Peek of Dacula, GA ...

Fred Brooks

Mr. Fred Brooks, age 89, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Sally Crosslin

Sally D. Crosslin, age 54 of Suwanee, GA, died Monday, July 28, 2008 after an extended illness. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. (770)945-6924

Buford Cole

Buford C. Cole, age 71, passed away July 27, 2008. Funeral plans are pending with The Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726

Ahmad Robati

Mr. Ahmad Robati, age 73, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Brenda Brown

Brenda Brown, age 65, of Buford, died Sunday, July 30, 2008. Arrangements by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345. Please sign online ...

Ken Wilkerson

Mr. Ken Wilkerson, age 56, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2008. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Wilkerson. He is survived by ...

Jerry Walden

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mr. Jerry L. Walden, age 63, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2008. Funeral services will be announced ...

Dorsey Boyd

Dorsey Boyd, age 58, of Snellville, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville. (770)979-5010

Manco Higgins

Manco C. Higgins, age 85 of Lawrenceville, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2008. Funeral services will be held 3 PM Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at Alcova Baptist Church, 1554 Alcovy ...