News for Wednesday, May 14, 2008


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To the editor: Liberal press will hit McCain once a Democrat is chosen

In his recent letter, George Morin said it was abundantly clear to him that the right-wing attack media was more vicious than their left-wing counterparts in attacking opponents and that Sen. John McCain was getting a free ride from the liberal press.

China quake deaths exceed 12K

MIANYANG, China - The toll of the dead and missing soared as rescue workers dug through flattened schools and homes on Tuesday in a desperate attempt to find survivors of China's worst earthquake in three decades.

Barrow BOC undecided on sewer for new school

WINDER - The decision whether to run sewer to the site of a planned new school on Mulberry Road is on hold.

GMC introduces sports injury program

LAWRENCEVILLE - Statistics recently released by the American Medical Association show that nearly two million sports-related concussions occur each year, with 85 percent of those going unrecognized.

Median home prices drop in many cities

WASHINGTON - Median home prices fell in two-thirds of the cities surveyed during the first three months of this year while 46 states reported experienced declining sales, a real estate trade group reported Tuesday.

Atlanta's new WNBA team optimistic

ATLANTA - Ivory Latta gazed at the crowd during an exhibition game at Philips Arena, hoping the turnout of almost 8,000 was a sign of things to come for the Atlanta Dream.

Sports briefs


Older brains don't react to painkillers

CHICAGO - Results from a large government experiment are dimming hopes that two common painkillers can prevent Alzheimer's disease or slow mental decline in older people.

AT&T Classic golfers give back

ATLANTA - It's hard to outshine a course full of professional golfers, but 2-year-old Anthony McWhirter made it look simple Tuesday at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Egleston campus.

Cop hit by truck, avoids major injuries

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Gwinnett County Police Department motorcycle officer escaped major injury Tuesday morning when a pickup truck slammed into him on Ga. Highway 316.

World briefs

Myanmar police block aid workers, food piles up

Shark tees it up with son Norman plays other area course he designed at The River Club

SUWANEE - Most Tuesday mornings at The River Club, the course is just dotted with a handful of golfers.

Nation briefs

Senate: Oil reserve shipments to end

Sugar Hill approves subdivision

SUGAR HILL - A subdivision will rise on Buford Highway next to Ruby Forest that was once slated to become a residential neighborhood with commercial businesses fronting the highway.

3 killed in crash

WINDER - Three people were killed and two others were seriously injured early Tuesday in a fiery head-on collision accident on State Road 11, police said.

"Full-blooded Americans' the new key demographic

"A full-blooded American."

Sponsors fill field with Georgia guys

DULUTH - In 2007, the final holes of the AT&T Classic came down to four guys, and three had strong Georgia ties.

Apartment complex rejected on Satellite Boulevard

LAWRENCEVILLE - Calling a proposed apartment complex on Satellite Boulevard "ahead of its time," planning commissioners Tuesday suggested that the high-end option was not yet right for the area.

Health Briefs

Local surgeon speaks at senior center

Officials to request traffic help at stadium

DULUTH - Members of the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau board will begin lobbying officials for help with traffic to the Gwinnett Braves baseball stadium.

Alternative commutes High gas prices lead more people to change driving habits

LAWRENCEVILLE - Even before gas hit $3.73 a gallon - up 79 cents from its price a year ago - Nicole Benton decided carpooling was a good idea.

People briefs

LaBeouf: Cigs run led to arrest

Norcross pitchers face challenge vs. Broncos

NORCROSS - Throughout the season, pitching has been perhaps the most consistent strength for the Norcross baseball team.

Wanted: Good candidate for Ga. governor

The directors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce should hire professional headhunters right now to interview candidates for governor in 2010.

Toure, Hayes named to weekly Best 11 team

David Hayes and Ansu Toure were named to the USL First Division's weekly Best 11 team for their play in the Atlanta Silverbacks' 2-2 tie with the Carolina RailHawks.

Hawks lead all-region 7-AAAAA baseball team

Mill Creek was selected as team of the year, and its coach, Doug Jones, was named coach of the year in the All-Region 7-AAAAA baseball team released Tuesday.

Bernanke: Financial turmoil in markets easing

WASHINGTON - Turmoil in financial markets has eased somewhat, but the situation is still 'far from normal,' Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday.

To the editor: Millionaires don't need a government subsidy

Please allow me to disagree with Sen. Saxby Chambliss and the Gwinnett Daily Post editorial supporting the farm bill. The bill increases spending by at least $10 billion, and some estimate $20 billion, at a time when federal government spending should be stabilized or cut.

Power source Erismanï ¿ ½s record-breaking season key for Brookwood

SNELLVILLE - If he never hits another home run, Jordan Erisman already has the memory of a lifetime.

Police: Fake bondsmen preyed on Hispanics

LAWRENCEVILLE - Two men purporting themselves to be employees of a legitimate bonding company stole $6,300 from a Hispanic family in Gwinnett last year and jumped state lines, officials said.

Fire reports

Evening fire scorches shed

Retail sales dip but sales excluding autos show strength

WASHINGTON - Consumers cut back on car-buying in April but boosted spending in a number of other areas, giving evidence of the economy's staying power in spite of soaring gasoline prices.

Connie Wilbanks

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mrs. Connie Lea Wilbanks, age 54, of Braselton, Georgia who passed away on Monday, May 12, 2008. Funeral services will be ...

Daphne Robertson

Daphne Elaine Rogers Robertson, age 32, of Lawrenceville, GA, died suddenly Sunday, May 11, 2008. Funeral arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924,

Noel Cooper

Noel Cooper, age 70, of Loganville, formerly of Pea Ridge, GA, passed away Monday, May 12, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052 ...

Jerry Lee Marcum

Jerry Lee Marcum, age 66, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Mona Lewis

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mrs. Mona Ree Lewis, age 72 of Hoschton, Georgia who passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2008. Funeral services will be ...

Audrey Parker

Audrey Parker, age 67, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. (770)564-2726

James Hughes

James H. Hughes, age 63, of Auburn, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2008. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 2 o'clock at Eidson ...

Rene Zaffran

Rene Dennard Zaffran, age 57, of Lilburn, GA, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. (770)564-2726

E.l. Rainey

E.L. “Cobbie” Rainey, age 84 of Stone Mountain, died May 12, 2008. He was preceded in death by wife Genevieve Hartness Rainey. He is survived by children Lydia ...