News for Monday, June 23, 2008

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Oil rises despite Saudi output pledge

VIENNA, Austria - Oil prices rose Monday as traders shrugged off a pledge by Saudi Arabia to increase its production and focused on disruptions to Nigerian supply and heightened Middle East tensions.

Texas town reels from horrific abuse in its midst

MINEOLA, Texas - In the windowless front rooms of a former day care center in a tiny Texas community, children as young as 5 were fed powerful painkillers they knew as 'silly pills' and forced to perform sex shows for a crowd of adults.

NASCAR SUNDAY:Busch wins 5th race of year with victory in Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. - Joe Gibbs Racing officials knew adding Kyle Busch to their organization could be a special pairing.

What's going on here? DSW coming to The Forum in Norcross

"What's going on here?" is a weekly column in the Community section. If you see a construction site and don't know what's being built, call Jamie Ward, planning and zoning reporter, at 770-963-9205, ext 1304. or e-mail him at jamie.ward@gwinnettdailypost.com

Hebron selects new headmaster

DACULA - Hebron Christian Academy, a private Christian school serving more than 1,000 students, has selected a successor to its departing president, Scott Smith.

George Carlin mourned as counterculture hero

LOS ANGELES - Acerbic standup comedian and satirist George Carlin, whose staunch defense of free speech in his most famous routine 'Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television' led to a key Supreme Court ruling on obscenity, has died.