News for Sunday, May 25, 2008

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Letter to the Editor: Daily Post worried about inconvenience

I found Josh Green's story concerning law enforcement efforts to improve efficiency through paperless systems to be arrogant and misinforming.

County to sue over Sugarloaf path land

LAWRENCEVILLE - In an attempt to save $7 million, county officials will take a developer to court for land in the path of the proposed second phase of the Sugarloaf Parkway extension.

Israel real terrorists

Before and after Israel became a state, Zionists used terrorism to drive Palestinians from their homes and land. Nations Dick Yarbrough calls "thugs" bear the brunt of taking in many millions of Palestinian and Iraqi refugees.

Mauldin - Robertson

Mr. and Mrs. Paul William Mauldin Jr. of Dacula announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Lynne Mauldin of Dacula, to Thomas Eugene Robertson of Flowery Branch, son of Allen Robertson of Oakwood and Kay Robertson of Austell.

Marketplace

Wright named Chamber's niche market program manager

'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan' is June's GDP book club selection

LAWRENCEVILLE - The 1,000-year-old Chinese tradition of footbinding and a centuries-old secret written language for women only form the background of the novel "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," by Lisa See.

Obstacle course: Boaters warned to be careful when navigating lake

ON LAKE LANIER - Usually, it takes years for an island to burst through the surface of the ocean.

Coming to a neighborhood near you: Development permits

DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATIONS - The following are development permits received by the Gwinnett Planning and Development Department. Developers have submitted plans for these sites but have not received the Planning and Development Department's OK to begin clearing the land. Permit applications received May 16.

Berkeley Lake man honored for service to community

BERKELEY LAKE - Donald W. "Pete" Rolader doesn't have a favorite fishing spot on Berkeley Lake, but now there will be a spot with his name on it.

Births

January 4

Letter to the Editor: Israel real terrorists

Before and after Israel became a state, Zionists used terrorism to drive Palestinians from their homes and land. Nations Dick Yarbrough calls "thugs" bear the brunt of taking in many millions of Palestinian and Iraqi refugees.

Good News From Schools: Medical college awards 13 master's degrees in first commencement

Thirteen students recently became the first graduates of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Georgia campus, receiving master's degrees in biomedical science.

Dickerson - Bradford

Dr. and Mrs. Franklin Neal Dickerson of Loganville announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Dickerson of Loganville, to Mark Alan Bradford Jr. of Loganville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Alan Bradford Sr. of Loganville.

Worn-out Wolves regroup for semis

A long drive to Blackshear was tough.

Remember all of our troops at events this Memorial Day

Gwinnett County sponsors so many Memorial Day celebrations that it's impossible to participate in all of them. But I'd like to think everyone can make it to at least one.

Daily Post worried about inconvenience

I found Josh Green's story concerning law enforcement efforts to improve efficiency through paperless systems to be arrogant and misinforming.

Pirkle - Souther

Jeff and Toni Pirkle of Winder announce the engagement of their daughter, Torrie Pirkle of Winder, to Dan Souther of Atlanta, son of Joe and Cindy Souther of Winder.

Graybeal - Van Gelder

William Seeger of Bethany, Okla., announces the engagement of his daughter, Cassandra Denise Graybeal of Las Vegas, to Christopher Allen Van Gelder, of Las Vegas, son of Philip and Susan Van Gelder of Loganville.

Statham gets sewer grant

STATHAM - Residents of downtown Statham who are on septic tanks will soon have a chance to hook into sewer.

Barrow commission to hear request for personal care home

WINDER - Barrow County's baby boomers are aging and they need a personal care home nearby, according to Joy Murray. She owns Fam Personal Care Home in Loganville and wants to open a similar location at 294 Tanners Bridge Road near Bethlehem.

Local artist's works displayed in Suwanee

SUWANEE - Works by local artist Vickie Johnson are now on display at the Suwanee Crossroads Center for the next three months.

Water bill passes Senate committee

Don't spend your Memorial Day weekend fretting about the expanding shore of Lake Lanier; federal officials are on the case.

Area may get large tag office Center would include other government services

LAWRENCEVILLE - Spurred by the need for more space at the Norcross tag office, officials are considering the creation of a service center for Southwest Gwinnett that could also help revitalize the community.

Police reports must remain open to public

At a media forum hosted by the Gwinnett Police Department on Monday, invitees learned the department - the day prior - had gone "paperless."

'Mr. Parkview' Bostick retiring as AD from power he built

Karl Bostick isn't sure what he'll do with all of the stuff he has in his office.

Coming to a neighborhood near you: Zoning results

1. Tabled to June 24: A requested special-use permit for .73 acres east of Suwanee to allow tire sales. The property is at the 1900 block of Braselton Highway. The applicant and owner is Gregory H. Stephens, Lawrenceville. SUP-08-027

Stars meet seasoned squad in Final Four

In terms of history, No. 9 state-ranked Providence Christian and 10th-ranked Pacelli couldn't be further apart.

Our View: Police reports must remain open to public

At a media forum hosted by the Gwinnett Police Department on Monday, invitees learned the department - the day prior - had gone "paperless."

Cleveland - Roberts

Erin Elaine Cleveland and Brian Michael Roberts were married April 26 at the home of Erin's grandparents in Hartwell. Judge Selma Cheely officiated the ceremony.

IntVeldt - Dutton

Bob and Jane IntVeldt of Kennesaw and Henry and AnnMarie Rodriguez of Duluth announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa IntVeldt of Duluth, to Kendall Dutton of Hartwell, son of Pam Dutton of Hartwell.

Hundreds sought for Arthritis Walk's Gwinnett debut

DACULA - Lisa Bielstein knows the crippling grip of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjogrens Syndrome.

Hoschton attempting to set record for most scarecrows

HOSCHTON - The scarecrow competition has become a popular part of Hoschton's Fall Festival.

Gwinnett Gab

Students get scholarships

Force ride three-game winning streak to New Orleans

Doug Plank calls success a "progressive realization of a goal."

Florida oystermen lose as Atlanta's water needs grow

APALACHICOLA BAY, Fla. - Longtime oysterman Keith Millender sees every shower taken or car washed in metropolitan Atlanta as a small threat to his family, which has harvested seafood from northwest Florida's Apalachicola Bay for generations.

Trolley service extended

LAWRENCEVILLE - A two-month-old experiment in public transportation, a green trolley that shuttles people from the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center to Lawrenceville's downtown Square, has been extended for another three months.

Nation Briefs

Two die as tornadoes rip through Kansas

Johnson - Cox

Crystal Felicia Johnson and Bryan Dean Cox were married May 24 at Sugarloaf United Methodist Church. The Rev. Karen Kagiyama officiated the ceremony.

Equal time: Shopping with a man is no picnic, either

Editor's note: Bonnie Jenkins wrote this column in response to her husband Rob's piece last week.

Broncos eye fast semifinal start

With a best-of-three Class AAAAA state baseball semifinal series ahead of them, both Brookwood and North Cobb have long since learned the value of setting the tone early in the postseason.

Wife fair game

Barack Obama's assertion that his wife's comments about not being proud of this country until he was able to run for President (she is 45 years old) was off limits from being criticized is evidence of great naivete and divorce from reality. (For those who wish to defend her I do not think I can stand the word "context" again.)

Canizares, Bueno ready for the bigs

The Atlanta Braves have dropped from two to one player from Cuba. But are two more defectors on the way?

Letter to the editor: Wife fair game

Barack Obama's assertion that his wife's comments about not being proud of this country until he was able to run for President (she is 45 years old) was off limits from being criticized is evidence of great naivete and divorce from reality. (For those who wish to defend her I do not think I can stand the word "context" again.)

What's going on here: Flagstar Bank to open in June

"What's going on here?" is a weekly column in the Sunday Community section of the Gwinnett Daily Post. If you see a construction site and don't know what's being built, call Christy Smith, business reporter, at 770-963-9205, ext. 1321, or e-mail her at christy.smith@gwinnettdailypost.com.

Basement catches fire in Buford home

BUFORD - Gwinnett firefighters responding to a report of alarm bells found heavy smoke showing from a single-family dwelling on arrival Friday evening.

Oil greed will cause depression

Next time you give your credit card to the gas guy and sign away another $60 or so, consider that both political parties have sold you out. For decades, no president or Congress would confront the facts that corrupt Third World countries control most of the world's oil supply and those nations are definitely not looking out for us.

US official: Al-Qaida close to defeat

BAGHDAD - The U.S. ambassador to Iraq said Saturday that al-Qaida's network in the country has never been closer to defeat, and he praised Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for his moves to rein in Shiite and Sunni militant groups.

Community Connection: Predrag Gosta

On discovering music: "I started being involved with music when I was 6 years old. First I played violin, and then interest pulled me further into music, so I started then with music theory, voice composition, harmony and pretty much everything else that someone who wants to become a musician would study."

Don Raffield

Don Heath Raffield, age 29, of Lilburn, GA, passed away Friday, May 23, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052, 770-466-1544. Please sign ...

Helene Barry

Mrs. Helene Cohn Barry age 47 of Buford GA died May 22, 2008 after a sudden illness. She is survived by her husband of 3 years Mr. Tom Barry of ...

Sadie Anderson

Sadie Virginia Anderson, age 87 of Snellville, passed away Friday, May 23, 2008. Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Anderson and is survived by three ...

Mary Bailey

Mary Jeanne Bailey, age 86 of Dacula, GA died Friday, May 23, 2008. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com