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People briefs

Jamie Foxx, stylist settle lawsuit over fees

Gwinnett Calendar

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Ronald Reagan extension could be financed with tolls

LAWRENCEVILLE - Years ago, political pressure killed a proposal to use tolls to finance upgrades to Ga. Highway 316.

Metro Calendar

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Things money can't buy

Daddy and I tilled up a place for a garden next to my house a while back. For numerous reasons - none of which are very good and mostly include an aversion to 90-degree heat - I haven't planted it yet.

Spotlight on DVD

Funny Games (R)

Movie Trivia Contest

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.

Nation briefs

Astronauts get time off as flight winds down

'I call myself the garbage man' Iron man Huebner shines through muck of dirty jobs

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Huebner didn't dress for practice on Tuesday, but he was there.

Business briefs

Yahoo ends talks with Microsoft, shares plunge

Must read: Teachers defend shock tactics in school's DWI program

OCEANSIDE, Calif. - On a Monday morning last month, highway patrol officers visited 20 classrooms at El Camino High School to announce some horrible news: Several students had been killed in car wrecks over the weekend.

Oil prices rebound on technical factors

NEW YORK - Oil prices rebounded from a steep early loss to end modestly higher Thursday in another volatile session fueled by a rising dollar and concerns about supplies. Gas prices reached new record at the pump, rising to a national average of $4.06 a gallon, and are likely to keep rising.

Death of man in custody a mystery Autopsy inconclusive, but 'no significant injuries' seen

LAWRENCEVILLE - Witnesses said Keith Henry Jr., was acting erratically Saturday afternoon at a Kroger grocery store in Lilburn. He reportedly screamed profanities, banged on car windows and dropped his pants around his ankles in the parking lot.

Man drowns after cliff dive into lake

LOGANVILLE - A 20-year-old Loganville man drowned Tuesday afternoon in a rock quarry off Claude Brewer Road in Loganville, an official said.

Theatrical Outfit announces list upcoming shows

Atlanta-based Theatrical Outfit has just announced the lineup for its 32nd season, starting in July, and the first show on the slate is a familiar one. "Gee's Bend," the story of black quilters from the Alabama town of the same name, was a sell-out during its 2007 run, and the encore will see the return of director Gary Yates and the entire cast. "Bend" opens July 16, and will run through July 27.

Man charged in string of thefts

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Dacula resident is being held without bond in the Gwinnett County jail on charges connected to several break-ins of the school system's portable classrooms.

World briefs

Parents of China quake victims express anger

By Venue

Arena at Gwinnett Center

Getting to Know ... The Bailey Brothers

Boss, Champ and Ron Bailey comprise one of Georgia's best football families and, without a doubt, the most famous players to come out of Charlton County High School in Folkston. The trio will host a football camp at Competitive Edge Sports in Duluth in July. Champ and Boss, who next season will both play for the Denver Broncos, aim to bring some other NFL players to the camp, like the Saints' Charles Grant and Georgia grad D.J. Shockley.

Trivia Contest 6/13/08 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.

'Bigger, Stronger, Faster' packs a punch

"Bigger, Stronger, Faster" (PG-13)

Suwanee mom has 'the look' for TV Land

Kathy Jackson's experience in the modeling world is slightly ... limited.

'Roman de Gare' winds through many plot twists

"Roman de Gare" (NR)

Suwanee hosting 'Life is Good' festival of active fun

SUWANEE - There's nothing quite like free live concerts and a game of basketball with a rubber chicken to remind us that life is, indeed, good.

The Dish: Dino's Pizza

Open since: A longtime establishment in Pennsylvania, Dino's Pizza opened its first Georgia location March 18.

Unleashing a beast

"The Incredible Hulk" (PG-13)

Film Fans: 'Kung Fu Panda' full of family fun

EDITOR'S NOTE - Film Fans features local residents reviewing the film of the week: "Kung Fu Panda."

Conserving gas: 'Every little bit will help' State group offers tips to conserve gas, save money

LAWRENCEVILLE - Melvin Smith of Loganville had one word for the nearly $4 per gallon gasoline he bought Thursday afternoon - ridiculous.

Thanks for the welcome to the South

I haven't been called a Yankee yet, which is too bad. I wanted someone to drop the "Y" bomb. I had an arsenal of prepared responses that went dormant, dusty and now forgotten.

Gladiators sign rookie Prough Gwinnett trades Stamoulis

One day after announcing their first player signing of the offseason, the Gwinnett Gladiators released the second.

'Hats Off' more home movie than biography

"Hats Off" (NR)

Deputy: Boy, 10, shot while looking at gun

Bethlehem - A Bethlehem boy was hospitalized in Atlanta after an accidental gunshot blast struck his leg Thursday morning, sheriff's deputies said.

Police find man dead Death ruled a homicide; victim's identity unknown

BUFORD - The death of a man discovered in a pool of blood inside a Buford residence Thursday evening has been a ruled a homicide, police said.

Scouts 'prepared' for tornado

BLENCOE, Iowa - Boy Scouts who came to each others' aid after a tornado that killed four of their comrades and injured 48 people were hailed as heroes Thursday for helping to administer first aid and search for victims buried in their flattened campsite.

Dancer brings a New York vibe to Gwinnett

Jeffrey Scott Bailey was glowing with excitement as he sat chatting in a Town Center coffee shop in Suwanee. He had very exciting news. He'd just received word he has a role in Disney's new Hannah Montana movie, and he'd be filming in Nashville within the week.

Comedic 'Promotion' comes to a disappointing end

"The Promotion" (R)

Joseph Higgins

Joseph Higgins, age 64 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed Monday, June 9, 2008. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-338-5558.

Raenell Canup

Raenell McElhannon Canup, age 90 of Hoschton, GA passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2008. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel ...

Era Cheek

MRS. Mrs. Era Thrasher Cheek, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Elery Cheek on July ...

Susie Belk

Susie Belk, age 87 of Snellville, GA, passed Monday, June 9, 2008. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-338-5558.

Eric Hill

Eric Hill, age 20, of Loganville, GA, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052, 770-466-1544. Please sign online ...

Kent Brown

Kent Brown, age 87 of Stone Mountain, GA, passed Tuesday, June 10, 2008. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-338-5558.

Danny Moates

Danny D. Moates, age 60, of Lilburn, passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2008. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. (770)564-2726

Daphne Gillis

Mrs. Daphne Ann Gillis, age 43, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2008. Service and arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Link Keehfus, Jr.

Link Keehfus, Jr., age 37, of Suwanee, Georgia died Wednesday, June 11, 2008. Arrangements by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 770-945-9345. Please sign ...