News for Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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High expectations Wesleyan standouts living up to hype

NORCROSS - Few teams entered the 2008 high school baseball season with higher expectations than the Wesleyan Wolves.

Pullen, Wages thrive on friendly competition

LILBURN - In what was characterized as an informal hitting competition between a couple of Providence Stars, it would be difficult to pick a winner. Except maybe the team as a whole.

Court upholds municipal bond tax exemption

WASHINGTON - The $2.5 trillion municipal bond market skirted a land mine Monday when the Supreme Court ruled that states could continue to give special tax breaks on the bonds that fund hospitals, roads, schools and other services.

Snellville manager interviews begin today

SNELLVILLE - A year since Snellville's first city manager stepped down, the City Council will interview this week for a replacement.

Nation briefs

Fatalities increase when drivers not belted at night

Neighbors at odds over drums

LAWRENCEVILLE - A spat between neighbors escalated a week ago when one woman's attempt to teach percussion, guitar, piano and voice lessons in her home led her neighbor to complain she could no longer go outside because of constant drumming.

Beebe, Adams step up for Broncos

Chase Hawkins set the standard pretty high.

Force explode on league's best defense Georgia wins third straight in N.Y.

Things were looking up for the Force when they took off for New York.

Grayson adopts flag

GRAYSON - The city of Grayson now has its own official flag, thanks to action Monday night by the City Council.

GOP, get back to where you once belonged

""Get back, get back. Get back to where you once belonged.' - The Beatles

Police: Iraqi recruits killed

BAGHDAD - Suspected Sunni insurgents ambushed a minibus carrying Iraqi police recruits near the Syrian border Monday, killing all 11 passengers, Iraqi officials said - the first deadly attack since Iraqi forces launched a major sweep against al-Qaida fighters in the region.

Campillo to make first start since 2005

ATLANTA - Jorge Campillo had too much time to reflect on his first major league start four years ago.

Buford city schools end year with projects on schedule

BUFORD - Teachers of the year for 2008-09 each of the Buford city schools were announced at Monday's Board of Education meeting. The following teachers were named:

Lake Lanier could keep falling, Corps predicts

DAWSONVILLE - If this summer is a dry one, a water manager for the Army Corps of Engineers said, Lake Lanier could drop an additional six feet by September.

Man charged with killing brother Sibling accused in deadly stabbing

LAWRENCEVILLE - A 31-year-old Lawrenceville man remains in jail on charges he stabbed his younger brother to death Friday night with a pocket knife.

World briefs

China stands still to remember victims

A natural peace Funeral home first in county to offer green burials

LAWRENCEVILLE - Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. It's a familiar reaction to death, but for one Gwinnett funeral home, the transition will be literal.

Man beaten by car thief

PEACHTREE CORNERS - A man took a beating and lost his car from the Concepts 21 apartment complex on Peachtree Corners Circle early Monday evening.

Silverbacks lose second title rematch to Sounders

SEATTLE - Hurt by a 48-hour turnaround from their game against Minnesota and an ejection early in the second half, the Atlanta Silverbacks dropped their second game of the season to the defending champion Seattle Sounders 4-2 on Sunday.

Stocks finish mixed following tech pullback

NEW YORK - Wall Street ended mixed Monday after weakness in the technology sector punctured some of the market's enthusiasm over a report that suggested the economy could still be growing.

People briefs

Singer sought fan support before awards

Coming to a neighborhood near you

ZONING CASES - ON THE AGENDA: Here's a look at rezonings and other requests the county commission will consider today. The panel meets at 7 p.m. at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville.

511 system set to help ease summer traffic

LAWRENCEVILLE - High gas prices won't be the only obstacle in the way of vacations this summer. Drivers will also have to dodge construction barrels as they head to the beach or the mountains or to grandmother's house.

Geography limits county's reservoir options, official says

LAWRENCEVILLE - Officials will have a hard time finding a way to build a reservoir in Gwinnett County, Frank Stephens of the Gwinnett Department of Water Resources said Monday, the same day the Water and Sewerage Authority appointed a member to a county study group on the issue.

Second time Imada's charm at AT&T Classic UGA grad gets win in second playoff attempt

If anyone knew what Kenny Perry felt like Monday morning it was Ryuji Imada.

Drink to cancer victims' health with a bottle of "McCann Merlot'

ATLANTA - It's probably too early to change the name of his costumed supporters from "McCann's Cans" to "Brian's Bottles," but Brian McCann is in the wine business. On a charitable level, that is.

Bush will sign bill to halt oil reserve buys

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Monday signed a bill that forces his administration to temporarily stop acquiring oil for its emergency stockpile, even though an aide said the president considers it a bad idea that won't lower fuel costs.

Sports briefs

Huertas, Dacula teammates lead 8-AAAA honors

Pamela Dinker

Pamela Dinker, age 61, of Cumming, GA passed away May 19, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

James Davis

Mr James Davis, 87, of Lawrenceville, passed Sunday, May 18, 2008. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-338-5558.

Blanche Kinney

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mrs. Blanche Underwood Kinney, age 72 of Pendergrass, Georgia who passed away Monday, May 19, 2008. Funeral services will be announced ...

Louise Esters

Louise Esters, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away May 19, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Lizzie Jordan

Lizzie McMillian Jordan, age 93 of Dacula passed away May 19, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 770-962-3100.

Tracy Pirkle

ALLEN Mr. Tracy Allen Pirkle, age 30, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2008. He is survived by his Wife: Brittany Pirkle, Lawrenceville, GA Sons: Ethan Pirkle ...

Paul Banks

Paul Banks, age 32, of Stone Mountain, GA passed away Friday, May 16, 2008. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel ...

Christian Juelich

Christian “Grace” Durst Juelich, age 73, of Buford, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046-0674. (770)962-3100 ...

James Norton, Sr.

James “Richard” Norton, Sr., age 75, of Snellville, GA died on Saturday, May 17th, 2008 at his home surrounded by his loving family and caretakers after an extended ...

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Roger Lytle

Roger Lamar Lytle, age 74, of Lawrenceville, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046-0674. (770)962-3100

Allen Mcgee

Allen McGee, age 74, of Tucker, GA, died Monday, May 19, 2008. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. (770)564-2726

Mildred Beaver

Mildred Chadwick Beaver, age 84 of Lawrenceville passed away, Saturday, May 17, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, May 20, 2008 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Thelma Hogan

Thelma Norris Hogan, age 91 of Auburn, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Wednesday, May 21, 2008 in the Lawrenceville chapel of Tim ...

Anna Tilghman

Anna Margaret Tilghman, age 95, passed away Friday, May 16, 2008. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.

June Matthews

June L. “Grammy” Matthews, age 81, of Loganville, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046-0674. (770)962-3100 ...

Hayden Mckenzie Graves

Hayden McKenzie Graves, Infant Daughter of Mary Clawson and Shawn Graves of Bethlehem, GA was born and died on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 9:50 AM. We will love her ...

Julia Wilson

Julia Kell Wilson, age 86, of Lawrenceville, formerly of Charlotte, NC passed away Sunday, May 18, 2008. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service ...

Patricia Morris

Patricia Morris, age 49, of Cape Coral, FL, passed away on May 13, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Linda Phillips

Linda Phillips, age 66, of Braselton, passed away May 17, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder. (770)867-4553