News for Tuesday, July 8, 2008


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Youth Roundup: Collins Hill wins Tri County All-Star championship title

The Collins Hill 8U All-Star softball team won the Tri County All-Star Championship.

World briefs

Bomber kills 41 outside embassy in Afghanistan

3rd All-Star pick special for McCann

Brian McCann experienced at least one thing he didn't plan on Sunday - namely, playing the equivalent to an entire game behind the plate on what was supposed to be a day off.

Must read: Drinking games can prove deadly for college students

WINONA, Minn. - On the morning after the house party on Johnson Street, Jenna Foellmi and several other twentysomethings lay sprawled on the beds and couches. When a friend reached over to wake her, Foellmi was cold to the touch.

Advanced voting for primary gets started

LAWRENCEVILLE - Advanced voting began Monday for the July 15 primary election.

Men indicted on human trafficking charges

ATLANTA - Four Norcross men pleaded not guilty Monday to charges they allegedly trafficked 10 females from Mexico - including several minors - into the metro area to serve as prostitutes against their will, officials said.

Group offers reward for information in arson case

BUFORD - A statewide anti-arson group is offering up to $10,000 for tips leading to whoever sent a Buford mobile home up in flames on July 4.

Nation briefs

Girl's former stepdad faces child porn charges

Mistakes prove costly for Georgia

DULUTH - The Georgia Force's 73-70 loss to the Cleveland Gladiators in Monday's AFL Division Playoff game brought to mind the immortal words of comic strip hero Pogo Possum.

No more miracles Comeback magic runs out for Force

DULUTH - All the magic of the regular season dried up at the wrong time.

People briefs

Soprano Joan Sutherland hospitalized after fall

Suwanee grant program to help with upgrades

SUWANEE - The Suwanee Downtown Development Authority is implementing a program to provide grants for exterior improvements to buildings in downtown Suwanee.

Cops kill kidnapping suspect 1 man dead, victim in custody after caper goes awry

LAWRENCEVILLE - A confrontation with Gwinnett police SWAT officers left a kidnapping suspect dead in the parking lot of a Waffle House early Monday morning, authorities said.

Iraq wants withdrawal timetable

BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister said Monday his country wants some type of timetable for a withdrawal of American troops included in the deal the two countries are negotiating.

County, DA spar over grand jury records

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett's county attorneys and district attorney squared off before the Supreme Court of Georgia Monday, arguing a case over whether grand jury records are open to the public.

Man accused of role in death Police: 20-year-old supplied gun used in deadly game

LAWRENCEVILLE - A man on the run from local authorities for nearly a year was arrested Friday for his role in the August 2007 shooting death of a Lawrenceville teen.

Baseball, like life, isn't easy even for 'Superman'

I used to joke that Jeff Francoeur was a karma hog. My theory, so it went, was that there is a finite amount of karma in the world and the Atlanta Braves' right fielder had so much that some people just had to do without.

Francoeur has short stay in AA Rightfielder recalled after only 3 games in minors

ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur's stay in the minor leagues barely lasted a weekend.

GOP candidates focus on taxes, education

LAWRENCEVILLE - Divisions over spending, taxes, education and Georgia's transportation woes highlight Gwinnett's three contested GOP races for the state House and Senate.

Brits submit to the will of Islamic law

So this is how it ends: not with a bang, but a whimper.

Work continues on Highway 78 median

SNELLVILLE - The reversible lane system on U.S. Highway 78 from Stone Drive to Killian Hill Road/Bethany Church Road will be removed today beginning at 7 p.m.

County changes tag hours Move done to help workers save gas

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett's tag offices will be open four days a week in the latest move to conserve gas by the county government.

Melvin Parsell

Mr. Melvin W. Parsell, Age 78, of Cumming, passed away Friday, June 20, 2008 at his home. Born in Blacksburg, VA, Mr. Parsell moved with his family to Atlanta in ...

Ruby Parker

Ruby Parker, of Lawrenceville, passed away Monday, July 7, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 770-962-3100.

Robert Payne

Robert Bobby Payne, age 74, of Winder, GA, passed away Friday, July 4, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder. (770) 867-4553

George Irvin

George Irvin, of Lawrenceville, passed away Monday, July 7, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 770-962-3100.

Georgia Boone

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Georgia Lucille Boone, age 75 of Commerce, Georgia, who passed away on July 5, 2008. Funeral services will be announced by ...

Theresa Russell

Theresa Russell, age 83, of Atlanta, GA passed away on July 7, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Marguerite Robertson

Marguerite Helen Robertson, age 95, of Lawrenceville, GA died July 5, 2008. The body has been transported to Santa Ana, CA for Funeral Services and Interment. Condolences may be sent ...

Geraldine Strickland

Geraldine Ford Strickland, age 63 of Social Circle, passed away July 5, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052, 770-466-1544. Please sign online ...

Glenn Johnson

Glenn Johnson, age 41 of Mayesville, formerly of Lawrenceville, passed away Friday, July 4, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 770-962-3100.

Linda Carson

Linda Moon Carson, 62, of Duluth, GA, died July 5, 2008. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p. m., Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel ...

Edward Kranz

Edward Anthony Kranz, age 78, of Suwanee, GA, died July 7, 2008. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.