News for Wednesday, June 25, 2008

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Parkview's Baker makes England's U-19 national team Goalkeeper to play at next month's European Championships

Barely more than a month after helping Parkview to the Class AAAAA girls soccer championship, Ashley Baker is spending her summer on a much bigger stage.

Gitmo prisoners released show the dangers of ruling

Have we gone insane? The recent Supreme Court 5-4 decision to grant habeas corpus rights to prisoners of war in Guantanamo and the editorial from the Kentucky Courier-Journal lauding it ("Court protects habeas corpus," What Others Are Saying, June 23) would indicate so.

Fugitive sought in '07 murder

LAWRENCEVILLE - Police say a 23-year-old man believed to be living in Mexico murdered a Lawrenceville woman in early 2007.

Einstein named the official HR company for the Gwinnett Gladiators

ATLANTA - Einstein HR, a full-service human resources services firm, has been named as the official human resources and payroll source for the Gwinnett Gladiators.

Rigorous test caused score dip County still outperforming state in many areas of CRCT

LAWRENCEVILLE - Increased rigor in a state standardized test caused a dip in Gwinnett County students' scores in some areas, especially mathematics, a school district official said Tuesday.

Code red expected for smog

LAWRENCEVILLE - The air quality index forecast for today is 153 and smog. That's a code red. According to the Clean Air Campaign, that's not good.

UFC finally hits Atlanta Liddell-Evans headline event

ATLANTA - Dana White has huge plans.

End of competition for trash pickup a loss for Gwinnett

I am at a loss to understand what has happened to the concept of free market when it comes to trash ("Trash changes move forward," Page 1A, June 18). I pay my own trash bill, so why should the Gwinnett County Commission and now Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful choose one company with whom I can contract?

Addy among best in decathlon Norcross grad aiming high at Olympic Trials

A certain tension comes with being a favorite at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, knowing that anything less than making the team is a failure.

Hebron selects a new headmaster

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

Gwinnett leaders hope to bring business to 'Innovation Crescent'

LAWRENCEVILLE - You've heard of the Research Triangle and Silicon Valley. Now, local and state leaders want to put the Innovation Crescent on the map.

Gas leak stalls Highway 78 traffic

LILBURN - A gas leak on U.S. Highway 78 caused authorities to shut down a portion of the busy thoroughfare for nearly two hours Tuesday morning.

State briefs

Memorial set for newsman Powers

World briefs

Divers find bodies in capsized ferry following storm

Mass. pregnancy pact questioned

GLOUCESTER, Mass. - A pregnant high school student disputed the notion Tuesday that girls in this New England fishing town made a pact to get pregnant and raise their babies together.

Maxwell High students certified 'work ready'

LAWRENCEVILLE - More than 100 Maxwell High School of Technology students have been certified as "work ready" after working with Gwinnett Technical College to prepare for the work force while earning their high school diplomas.

Program teaches finance Local teen gets internship through Boys & Girls Club

LAWRENCEVILLE - Behind the counter, surrounded by the latest phones, wireless technology and dozens of lighted screens, Jennifer Magwood looks sharp. She blends in nicely with her fellow employees in an olive green polo with the AT&T logo, pinned-on nametag and khakis. It's almost impossible to tell she is only 17 years old and not a full-time professional sales representative.

Nation briefs

Florida teen loses arm in alligator attack

Ex-cop waives hearing Enters not guilty plea in shooting

LAWRENCEVILLE - The former Duluth cop accused of shooting another police officer waived his arraignment, which was scheduled for Tuesday.

People briefs

Boy George denied US visa, can't give concert

Ga. donkeys missing an opportunity

As Georgia's 2008 political campaign scene develops, the missed opportunity for state Democrats becomes increasingly clear. A recent poll shows competition in a Georgia presidential campaign for the first time since 1996.

To the editor: End of competition for trash pickup a loss for Gwinnett

I am at a loss to understand what has happened to the concept of free market when it comes to trash ("Trash changes move forward," Page 1A, June 18). I pay my own trash bill, so why should the Gwinnett County Commission and now Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful choose one company with whom I can contract?

Martin introduced as GAC hoops coach

NORCROSS - When Greater Atlanta Christian approached Eddie Martin about the recent boys basketball coaching opening last week, it wasn't the first time.

To the editor: Gitmo prisoners released show the dangers of ruling

Have we gone insane? The recent Supreme Court 5-4 decision to grant habeas corpus rights to prisoners of war in Guantanamo and the editorial from the Kentucky Courier-Journal lauding it ("Court protects habeas corpus," What Others Are Saying, June 23) would indicate so.

Wrong dogs Fresno St. pounds UGA for 19-10 win

OMAHA, Neb. - Fresno State kept its amazing postseason run alive Tuesday night thanks to an offensive performance that was nothing short of, well, amazing.

Health briefs

Gwinnett Chamber to host forum

Must read: Man in India jailed for caring for orphaned bear cub

NEW DELHI - It was supposed to be a heartwarming tale of a man who brought an orphaned bear cub home from the forests of India to console his 6-year-old daughter, who had just lost her mother.

Coach's decision creates popular job opening Three-time state champs have enticing vacancy

Norcross athletic director Kirk Barton had to turn his cell phone off on Tuesday afternoon to get anything done.

Emory offers safety tips

SNELLVILLE - It's summertime and living is easy, with time to spend outside, at the pool or beach, or maybe at summer camp.

Board of Commissioners tables dog kennel

LAWRENCEVILLE - Baseball, a bug and a proposed Camp Bow Wow kept the county's board of commissioners busy and entertained Tuesday evening while handling the monthly load of zoning cases.

Domestic violence's inconvenient truth

The words "domestic violence" typically invite images of bruised women and children - and male perpetrators.

Larry Marshall

Larry E. “Poot-Box” Marshall, age 59, of Norcross, Ga., died Tuesday morning, June 24, 2008. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn ...

Joseph Williams, Jr.

Joseph David Williams Jr., age 65, of Winder, GA, passed away June 21, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder. (770) 867-4553

Eva Burnette

Eva Knick Burnette, age 78, of Suwanee, GA passed away on June 24, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Michael Hughes

Michael Hughes, age 32, of Suwanee, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2008. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 28 at 11:30 am at Suwanee First United ...

Helen Mckinnon

Helen Smith McKinnon, age 76 of Conyers, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052, 770-466-1544. Please sign online ...

Walter Walsh

Walter Edward Walsh, age 90 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away June 23, 2008. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.

Samuel Kennedy

C. Samuel Charles Kennedy, age 75 of Lawrenceville, died June 17, 2008 from a massive bleeding stroke. He lived most of his life in GA but moved to Panama City ...

Kennon Jernigan

Kennon Lamar Jernigan of Atlanta, Georgia, died on June 20, 2008, while surrounded by his family. Kennon was born April 9, 1988, to Ken and Pam Jernigan of Atlanta, GA ...

Emilee Maddox

Emilee Beard Maddox, age 91 of Buford, passed away Monday, June 23, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, June 26, 2008 in the Buford Chapel of Tapp ...

Charles Geiger

Charles Henry Geiger, age 82, of Jasper, GA passed away on June 22, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...