News for Tuesday, June 10, 2008

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Police say off-duty deputy kills man after wife slain

STONE MOUNTAIN - DeKalb County police said an off-duty sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who he said fatally shot his wife at his home.

Duluth mulling $38M budget

DULUTH - Duluth's proposed FY2009 budget, which is based on the same millage rate as last year, totals $38,570,741, nearly $7 million less than the current budget.

Braves head to Chicago to begin road trip Atlanta has 7-21 away from home

ATLANTA - Three straight losses to Philadelphia left the Atlanta Braves looking like also-rans again in the NL East.

Radio station attacked Police: Man tried to firebomb ex-employer

DULUTH - A man was severely burned Monday when an apparent firebomb attempt on a Duluth business backfired, police said.

Loss of PGA event another blow to area golf Four tourneys have left Atlanta in past decade

The golf tournament had different names in recent years, not that the name mattered too much.

Lilburn property taxes to increase

LILBURN - The Lilburn City Council approved Monday night a $6.5 million annual operating budget and capital improvement plan for 2008-09, which calls for a 2.28 percent property tax increase, even though the Council kept the millage rate at the current 4.26 mills.

Blackmon, McHugh sign with MLB teams

It hasn't taken long for some local players taken in last week's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft to get started with their respective professional careers.

To the editor: O'Reilly bends truth about Iraq to paint a bad picture of Obama

To suggest "success in Iraq (is) bad for Obama" is a pathetic attempt by Bill O'Reilly to discredit Barack Obama. Americans, regardless of political party and including the Democratic nominee, hope for stabilization in Iraq, an end to violence and a return of our troops.

Hubbard transfers to Norcross Rising junior moves from Peachtree Ridge

Adrian Hubbard's boys basketball team played Norcross six times the past two seasons, but he won't have to play against the Blue Devils any more.

Radloff, Lilburn middle schools honored for mentoring programs

LAWRENCEVILLE - Two Gwinnett County middle schools have been honored for their use of a mentoring program that pairs students with community members for one-on-one instructional time.

Shelter adds adoption options Animal center broadens hours, program

LAWRENCEVILLE - As of Saturday, the usually solid excuse "I got stuck in Gwinnett gridlock traffic" won't work for pet adoption procrastinators.

O'Reilly bends truth about Iraq to paint a bad picture of Obama

To suggest "success in Iraq (is) bad for Obama" is a pathetic attempt by Bill O'Reilly to discredit Barack Obama. Americans, regardless of political party and including the Democratic nominee, hope for stabilization in Iraq, an end to violence and a return of our troops.

People briefs

Anderson to part with prized car for PETA

Firebomb suspect to appear in court

LAWRENCEVILLE - Business returned to normal Tuesday morning at Atlanta Radio Korea AM 1080 - a day after a disgruntled former salesperson reportedly tried to firebomb the Duluth office.

World briefs

US: 5 suspected militants killed in Iraq raids

Five displaced in Snellville fire

SNELLVILLE - A kitchen fire Monday afternoon forced a Snellville family into relying on the Red Cross for housing.

Police look for driver in hit-and-run fatality Pedestrian struck, killed on Indian Trail-Lilburn Road

LILBURN - Authorities are still searching for the driver of a minivan who allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian Saturday, police said.

It's back to Omaha for 'Canes Miami making 23rd trip to World Series

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Jim Morris pointed toward the scoreboard in left-center field.

Foundation to honor slain hiker Group to support hiking safety in memory of Duluth woman

LAWRENCEVILLE - Julia Karrenbauer never got a chance to hike in the mountains with her roommate and best friend Meredith Emerson, the Buford hiker killed earlier this year in north Georgia.

Must read: Sailor called 'hero' for helping save 5 others from sinking boat

GALVESTON, Texas - Four students and a safety officer had less than a minute to escape their sinking boat once it began taking water during a regatta on the Gulf of Mexico, two survivors said Monday.

Nation briefs

Kennedy returns to Cape Cod after brain surgery

Gas pushes above $4, oil falls on Paulson comments

NEW YORK - Retail gas prices rose further above a national average of $4 Monday, and are likely to keep rising as distributors and retailers hike prices in response to last week's unprecedented oil price rally.

Tokyo attacker foretold mayhem

TOKYO - As mourners, some weeping, piled Japanese comics, flowers and other mementoes at the scene of a deadly stabbing rampage, the government Monday sought to impose tighter controls over large knives and provide better security in public places.

City delays naming manager

SNELLVILLE - The Snellville City Council delayed the much-awaited announcement of its new city manager Monday, opting instead to name a replacement during a special called meeting later this week.

Man charged with housing dogs 'in trash'

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County Sheriff's deputies got more than they bargained for recently when serving a warrant for probation violation on a Lawrenceville man.

Gwinnett loses PGA Tour event Officials optimistic for Champions Tour replacement

DULUTH - A search to secure a long-term title sponsor for future events failed, leaving the Atlanta Classic Foundation with bad news Monday - it will no longer host a PGA Tour event.

Police searching for robber who targets local Waffle Houses

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett police are searching for a bandit with a penchant for robbing Norcross-area Waffle House restaurants in the wee hours of the morning.

Poor need to start thinking 'yes, we can'

Listening to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton repeat stories they claim to have been told by the poor and the unemployed, who are unable to pay for food and medicine and feel miserable about it, is enough to make one think we are living in a Third World dictatorship and not the United States of America. But victimhood and a "can't do" spirit is what the Democratic Party has mostly been about since the Great Depression.

Testing things out: Incoming freshmen attend 'boot camp' to charter school

DULUTH - Bell-to-bell instruction in each 51-minute period. Hands-on activities during class. Four minutes to transition between rooms. Homework assignments.

School millage rate unchanged

SUWANEE - The Gwinnett County Board of Education on Monday voted to maintain the total school millage rate at 20.55 mills for the fourth consecutive year.

Camp Lou Former South star passes along his knowledge

SNELLVILLE - There is a definitely different atmosphere surrounding the second annual Louis Williams Basketball Camp from its inaugural edition a year ago.

Girl, 13, recuperating from Friday shooting

NORCROSS - A 13-year-old Norcross girl shot during a reported home invasion Friday is expected to survive her injuries, police said Monday.

Lakers look to bounce back in finals L.A. down 0-2 in series

LOS ANGELES - Frequent flyers, the Los Angeles Lakers were allowed an unlimited number of carry-on items for their trip home.

A bogey for golf in Gwinnett

Everyone knew that losing the PGA Tour stop at Duluth's TPC at Sugarloaf was a possibility after the tournament lost AT&T as its title sponsor. But Monday's official announcement from PGA Tour headquarters still came as a surprise.

Beverly Davis

Beverly Jane Pickens Davis age 57 of, Snellville, GA. died June 8, 2008. She was preceded in death by her mother and father Estelle and Theodore Pickens of Redan, GA ...

Lorraine Little

Mrs Lorraine Pressley Little, age 68, of Jefferson, Georgia died , June 07, 2008. Funeral services will be announced by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, 706-367-5467.

Roy Talley

Mr. Roy Taylor Talley, age 64, of Duluth, GA passed away on, Sunday, June 8, 2008. Service and arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of: Flanigan Funeral ...

Paula Mitchell

Mrs Paula Sonya Hunt Mitchell, age 69, of Athens, Georgia died , June 07, 2008. Funeral services will be announced by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, 706-367-5467.

Donald Holloman

Donald R. “Don” Holloman, age 63 of Lawrenceville, Ga died June 7, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 8 years, Linda Holloman, daughters, Jennifer Holloman of ...

Annie Briscoe

Mrs Annie Inez Briscoe, age 98, of Winder, GA, died June 7, 2008. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements. (770)867-1361

Beatrice Nunnally

Beatrice Thrasher Nunnally, age 90, of Stone Mountain, passed June 8, 2008. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Hugh D. Nunnally, children: Billy Nunnally and his wife ...

Tuwanna Sadler

Tuwanna Sadler, age 35, of Buford, GA passed away on June 9, 2008. Service and arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of: Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Howell Edward Allgood, Jr.

HOWELL Howell Edward Allgood, Jr., age 79, of Sugar Hill, GA died Friday, June 6, 2008. Funeral Services were announced by Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home & Crematory, Marietta, Georgia ...

Donna Casey

Donna M. Casey, age 48 of Loganville, passed away Friday, June 6, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 10, 2008 in the Snellville Chapel of Tim ...