News for Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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Carrying on the tradition

LOGANVILLE - During spring practice, Brookwood linebacker David Cooper got a challenge he thought he could tackle.

Nation briefs

Search continues for missing hikers in Alaskan park

Bystanders save man from drowning in pool

LAWRENCEVILLE - A 20-year-old man owes his life to quick-thinking good Samaritans who pulled him from a neighborhood pool Sunday evening and brought him back to life, an official said.

Increase oil supply and prices will drop

From gas prices to home electricity bills, Americans are more concerned about energy than ever before. In November 2007, a Gallup poll concluded that energy was the No. 4 top concern for the American public. Today, it is No. 1.

People briefs

Country singer weds former Alabama QB

Coming to a neighborhood near you

1 RZC-08-067 & SUP-08-025 A requested rezoning and special-use permit from light industry district to heavy industry district to allow 6,000 square feet of metal salvage operation on 1.01 acres southeast of Duluth. The property is at the 2700 block of Simpson Circle, 2700 block of Keystone Court. The applicant and property owner is Progressive Recycling LLC, Norcross.

Flood waters endanger victims Chemicals, waste make a toxic brew that could make survivors sick

OAKVILLE, Iowa - The floodwaters that deluged much of Iowa have done more than knock out drinking water and destroy homes. They have also spread a noxious brew of sewage, farm chemicals and fuel that could sicken anyone who wades in.

Armstrong makes commitment to UGA

With her senior year just ahead of her, Anne Marie Armstrong had quite a few choices to make about her college future, both academically and athletically.

Another amazing comeback for Georgia

OMAHA, Neb. - Matt Cerione's two-out, bases-loaded single drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and three Georgia pitchers combined for six innings of shutout relief to lead the Bulldogs to a 4-3 victory over Stanford in the College World Series on Monday.

Locals named to Senior Team Georgia

A week after Junior Team Georgia finished third in the Sunbelt Baseball Classic, the senior team will try to equal or better that finish in the same tournament beginning today.

Mizuno USA to open Buford distribution center

BUFORD - A Norcross-based manufacturer of specialty sporting goods and equipment is opening a new distribution center at the Hamilton Mill Business Center in Buford, company officials announced Monday.

Must read: Would-be hit man may have warned police before N.C. killing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police may have ignored a warning years ago that a woman with five dead spouses was trying to hire a hit man to kill one of the men, investigators in North Carolina said Monday.

In brief

Two brothers drown in pond

FBI search pending in local killing

BUFORD - Local authorities hope FBI databases will shed light on the identity of a man found shot to death nearly five days ago in someone else's Buford home.

Thrashers re-sign goaltender Hedberg

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Thrashers re-signed goaltender Johan Hedberg to a multi-year contract Monday, according to Executive Vice President and General Manager Don Waddell.

Taking charge Suwanee police test more fuel-efficient vehicles

SUWANEE - Consumers aren't the only ones trying to stretch their dollar to new limits as the price of gas continues to make history.

There's no need to fear, underdog

He had his chance. In the end, that's all any underdog can ask.

Woods outlasts Mediate for third Open

SAN DIEGO - Tiger Woods cradled the silver U.S. Open trophy in his right hand and limped toward the edge of the Pacific bluffs, each step as much a burden as the 91 holes he played at Torrey Pines for a major that might have been his most amazing yet.

Liberal judges put America in harm's way

When the terrorists attack again - as Homeland Security has repeatedly warned us they will - how many survivors will be consoled because the Supreme Court and the State Department looked out for the "rights" of terrorists before the rights of their dead loved ones?

Commuting alternatives on the rise

LAWRENCEVILLE - Ditching your car and replacing it with another mode of transportation is the name of the game this week. With gas prices hovering around $4 per gallon and the metro area having some of the country's worst traffic, all commuters are being asked to play.

Grayson leaves millage rate same

GRAYSON - The Grayson City Council voted to keep its millage rate at 2.5 mills Monday night, the same as last year.

Braves, Jones hammer on Rockies

DENVER - Chipper Jones hit a two-run single in the fifth to break open a scoreless game, Jair Jurrjens pitched into the eighth inning without allowing a run and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 7-1 on Monday night.

Students forego summer school to retake test

LAWRENCEVILLE - About 100 students who failed a portion of a state standardized test chose to forego summer school and retake the exam this week, a Gwinnett County Public Schools official said.

Green unveils relief plan Candidate wants to replace property tax with sales tax

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County Commissioner Lorraine Green on Monday announced a tax relief plan that would eliminate homeowners' county property taxes.

World briefs

Al-Sadr followers to cooperate with Iraqi crackdown

Barbara Cunningham

Miss Barbara J. Cunningham, age 31, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Virginia Waters

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mrs. Virginia Love Waters, age 87 of Maysville, Georgia who passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2008. Funeral services will be ...

Mary Ann Sosenko

Mary Ann Sosenko, age 78, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2008. She is survived by her husband of 60 years Joseph R. Sosenko; daughters, Marianne Callaway ...

Glenn Rogers

Glenn Rogers, of Atlanta, GA, died , June 16, 2008. Horis A. Ward, Stone Mountain Chapel, 1355 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain, GA (Gwinnett County) 770-381-5722.

Jerrell Hornsby

Jerrell Lee Hornsby, age 79, of Auburn, passed away June 14, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder. (770)867-4553

Roy Savage

Roy E. Savage, age 89, of Lilburn, Georgia, formerly of Eugene, Oregon, died June 16, 2008 at Embracing Hospice after a brief illness. He is survived by: 3 Step-Daughters ...

Richard Duane Anderson

Richard Duane Anderson, age 54, of Loganville, GA passed away Friday, June 13, 2008. Duane was a loving husband, father, and granddaddy. He graduated from Tucker High School and was ...

Jerry Gail Radke

Jerry Gail Radke, age 75 of Snellville, GA died June 15, 2008. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Radke; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Gerald Greene of ...

Eugenia Livingston

Eugenia Sue Livingston, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away June 16, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Olivia Hughes

Olivia Harris Hughes, 63, of Tucker, died June 15, 2008. A Memorial Service will be held today, June 17, 2008, at 5pm at Duluth First Baptist Church. Olivia was a ...

Elvin Burney

Elvin B. Burney, age 82 of Duluth, passed away June 14, 2008. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.

Lula Mae Smith

Lula Mae Smith, age 79, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away June 16, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Thomas W. Moss

Mr. Thomas W. “Tom” Moss, age 82, of Gainesville, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, June 16, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced ...

James Robb

James Soutter Robb, age 67, of Winder, passed away May 28, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder. (770)867-4553

Kathryn Hancock

Kathryn (McCormick) Hancock, age 89 of Atlanta, GA and longtime resident of Tampa, FL died June 10, 2008. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral ...

Ruby Parsell

Mrs. Ruby Dudley Parsell, age 79, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2008. She was born and raised in Roanoke, VA and moved with her family to Atlanta in ...