News for Wednesday, May 28, 2008

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Police name victim in party shooting

NORCROSS - Gwinnett police have identified the man killed in a post-graduation party shooting Saturday night as 22-year-old Lemuel Harvey of Norcross.

Broncos get Walton in finals

VALDOSTA - Walton didn't have any questions about its pitching staff entering the deciding contest of its best-of-three Class AAAAA state semifinal series against Valdosta, and the Raiders had plenty of answers for the Wildcats' aces.

World briefs

Militant cleric urges protests on US-Iraq deal

Katrina kids may face sickness Formaldehyde fumes in FEMA trailers may lead to lifelong ailments

BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS. - The anguish of Hurricane Katrina should have ended for Gina Bouffanie and her daughter when they left their FEMA trailer. But with each hospital visit and each labored breath her child takes, the young mother fears it has just begun.

Mom leads the way at Just People

Just People Inc. is a private nonprofit agency that provides a variety of support services to adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness and head injury. The Gwinnett County-based program started in Lilburn in the home of the Dowlings back in the fall of 1995.

People briefs

David Cook goes on date with 'Idol' contestant

Health briefs

Emory CEO becomes ACHE fellow

State probes mysterious pollutant

MABLETON - State environmental officials are still stumped over the source of a mysterious substance that killed hundreds of fish in a private pond in Mableton over Memorial Day weekend.

Duluth's Walker commits to Wake hoops

After debating the lure of two ACC basketball programs, Mykala Walker finally made a decision about her college future.

Braves slowly squander late lead

MILWAUKEE - After grousing earlier in the day about being placed in a platoon situation by the Milwaukee Brewers, Bill Hall scored the winning run in Milwaukee's 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.

Suwanee allowed to change ordinance Court: City can alter law that blocks school

SUWANEE - The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a judge's order prohibiting the Suwanee City Council from enacting a new zoning law.

On the road again Historic home moves a 2nd time, will become museum

LAWRENCEVILLE - On her 21st birthday, Rachel Hughes snapped photo after photo of her childhood home - as it rolled along Ga. Highway 20 on its way to a new foundation.

Hospital says it will appeal $5M award

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett Medical Center officials said Tuesday the hospital system intends to file an appeal after a jury awarded $5 million last week to the family of a woman who drowned at the facility eight years ago.

Barrow to spend $228,248 on new 911 phone system

WINDER - Barrow County taxpayers will spend $228,248 for a new 911 telephone system from InterAct. Its existing system is 10 years old and outdated, said Kathy Wallace, director of central communications. Emergency personnel will continue to use radios from Baker Technologies until the county can purchase new ones, she said.

Familiar foes face off in AA finals

Wesleyan played a few of the baseball teams in its region more than once this season. Lovett wasn't one of them.

Lessons of holiday seem to fall on our leaders' deaf ears

Well, another Memorial Day has come and gone and with it the usual combination of sorrow and celebration. We mourned the loss of those who died serving our country and swelled with pride as our military might paraded through our towns and cities.

State's decline the result of Perdue's bad moves

Georgians either don't care or they're too thick to understand what has happened. In seven years, Georgia has gone from a symbol of the New South to the nose-dive state. We can't get anything right.

Hillary's in this until all hope of victory is lost

The question we keep hearing is: Why does Hillary keep running? The better question is: Why do people keep asking?

'Every minute counts' Public unaware of stroke warning signs

LAWRENCEVILLE - Although stroke is the third leading cause of death in the nation - and a leading cause of disability - research suggests the public remains unaware of its warning signs and the need for immediate medical attention, even if the symptoms subside.

Hutton more than an umpire to kids, others in community

Thank you for the article on Tom Hutton ("Hutton made our world better," May 27). My son plays on the team that went to Cooperstown, N.Y., last year and had the honor to have "Hutt" share that experience with him. He has had many games umpired by "Hutt" and will always remember this special man.

Nation briefs

5 people die in South Los Angeles vehicle pileup

Husband pushing to identify wife's killer

SUGAR HILL - A prominent developer who found his wife brutally murdered inside their upscale Lawrenceville home earlier this month says that despite Gwinnett investigators currently following leads in two states, he is baffled as to who could have murdered his mate of 20 years.

Sports Briefs

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'It's really a big honor'

In the South, high school football is life.

To the editor: Lessons of holiday seem to fall on our leaders' deaf ears

Well, another Memorial Day has come and gone and with it the usual combination of sorrow and celebration. We mourned the loss of those who died serving our country and swelled with pride as our military might paraded through our towns and cities.

Must read: James Gandolfini selling 'Sopranos' wardrobe for charity

NEW YORK - Tony Soprano is shedding his wardrobe for charity.

To the editor: Hutton more than an umpire to kids, others in community

Thank you for the article on Tom Hutton ("Hutton made our world better," May 27). My son plays on the team that went to Cooperstown, N.Y., last year and had the honor to have "Hutt" share that experience with him. He has had many games umpired by "Hutt" and will always remember this special man.

Suwanee reworks zoning ordinance

SUWANEE - City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to amend the city's zoning ordinance regarding residential district development and use regulations.

More than a football coach

It's hard to imagine one person, other than my parents, having such an impact on my life, but Charlie Jordan has.

Lisa Kilgore

Ms. Lisa Hayes Kilgore, age 45, of Jefferson, GA passed away on Monday, May 26, 2008. She was preceded in death by her father, Junior Hayes. She is survived by ...

Gary Fisher

Gary Edward Fisher, our husband, father, son, brother, brother-in-law, cousin, friend and brother in Christ left this world Tuesday, May 27, 2008 to go be in the presence ...

Hazel Cook

Hazel Frances Cook, age 89, of Winder, passed away May 26, 2008. Donations may be made to Winder First Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder. (770 ...

Leila Mcintyre

Mrs. Leila Nicholson McIntyre, age 97, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, May 26, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd R. McIntyre; and son ...

Karin Carlsrud

Mrs. Karin Carlsrud, age 68, of Winder, GA, died May 26, 2008. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements. (770)867-1361

Frank Williams

Mr. Frank Steve Williams, age 56, of Canon, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2008. Service and arrangements will be announced later by: Junior ...

Patricia P. Hunt

Patricia P. Hunt, age 63, of Llburn, GA, passed away May 24, 2008. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.

Terry Whitehead

Terry Whitehead, age 48, of Winder, passed away May 27, 2008. Donations may be made to Winder First Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder. (770)867-4553 ...

Mary M. Smith

147;Mickey” Mary M. Smith, age 80, of Dunwoody, passed away May 25, 2008. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Lawrenceville ...

Roy Slappey

Roy Slappey, “Papa Roy”, 87, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 26, 2008. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 30 ...

Donald Smith

L. Mr. Donald L. Smith, age 67, of Maysville, GA passed away on Monday, May 26, 2008. He is survived by his Wife of 46 years: Brenda Smith, Maysville, GA ...