News for Friday, May 30, 2008

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Pet cremations, funerals a growing business

LAWRENCEVILLE - Pets bring a unique joy and companionship to their owners that's different from friendship or family ties. When that furry little thing dies, its owner deals with both grief and the reality of what to do with its remains.

Signals a focus of train crash

BOSTON - Federal investigators at the site of a fatal commuter train crash checked trackside signals Thursday, as well as reports that the trolley driver who was killed may have been on a cell phone.

Wesleyan hopes to cap remarkable run with title Wolves seniors boast 103 high school wins

For all the eight Wesleyan senior baseball players have done over the past four seasons, they still lack the perfect ending. But two wins this weekend will take care of that.

Medieval Times knights ride onto small screen

LAWRENCEVILLE - Medieval Times' knights will have a spotlighted segment at 8 p.m. tonight on the television show, "Modern Marvels," airing on the History Channel.

People Briefs

Naomi Campbell charged in airport incident

Snellville Diner

Open since: November

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Must Read: National Spelling Bee begins with a record 288 spellers

WASHINGTON - Bright and early at 8:03 a.m., 14-year-old James Bailey of Scottsboro, Ala., stepped to the microphone and confidently spelled 'magenta,' and the Scripps National Spelling Bee was under way.

Now Showing

Recently reviewed films now playing in metro area theaters:

'Nothing's Gonna Stop' Starship from playing Suwanee

You probably remember the band Starship as the much-more-commercially-driven phoenix that rose from the ashes of the contentiously disbanded psychedelic rock group Jefferson Airplane.

Warburton is the actor who's seen everywhere

If you watch TV, you know who Patrick Warburton is, even if you think you don't. He's almost literally everywhere.

Film Fans split on new 'Indiana Jones'

EDITOR'S NOTE - Film Fans runs in the Friday Weekend section of the Gwinnett Daily Post. It features local residents reviewing the film of the week: "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." Want to be a Film Fan? E-mail features@gwinnettdailypost.com.

Longtime Broncos Seniors' ties go back to youth ball

SNELLVILLE - As they were growing up together, Brookwood seniors Jonathan Robinson and Jordan Erisman shared a dream about their baseball careers when they got older.

Loganville faces Beckham-led Griffin in finals

To win its first baseball state title ever, all Loganville has to do is beat a team with No. 1 high school player in the country.

Sports briefs

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22 years later ... '86 Broncos look back on championship run

Dale Moore is the link, the tie that binds the two best seasons in Brookwood baseball history.

Benefit concert to feature young violinist's debut

When times are tough, the arts community always comes through for one of its own. Area violinist Kathy Stewart has been battling cancer, and it has taken a toll on her financial resources as well as her health. At 6 p.m. June 7, many of her friends, fellow musicians and their students will come together to produce a special concert in her honor. They hope to raise funds toward her medical expenses.

Panel hears about alleged misconduct in immigration raids

ATLANTA - It's been two years since 17-year-old Justeen Mancha says her south Georgia home was raided by federal agents seeking illegal immigrants.

Nation Briefs

Opposition forms against gay rights for New Yorkers

Suwanee truck crash spurs traffic snafu

SUWANEE - An early morning accident Thursday became a daylong traffic hiccup in the heart of Suwanee.

Gwinnett SWAT searches for man at apartment complex

LAWRENCEVILLE - An armed man who allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend and was believed to be holed up in her Lawrenceville apartment remained at-large late Thursday after Gwinnett police SWAT raided the residence and could not locate the suspect, police say.

Dacula hires Roy as new basketball coach

Dacula athletic director Kevin Maloof told B.J. Roy the news on Thursday morning, that the young coach's rapidly-changing life would be changing again.

In brief

US logs better growth, but still weak

'Our nation's future' Students attend leadership seminar at Gwinnett Center

DULUTH - Hundreds of students gathered Thursday at the Gwinnett Center to learn how their leadership could add value to their schools.

It's not speculation when you know what the result will be

Market speculation is the latest item on the list of excuses being offered as to why gas is so expensive, but I hardly think the term is appropriate. I'll tell you why.

Getting to Know ... Molly Tideback

Molly Tideback was hired earlier this month as Grayson's new girls basketball coach after a playing and coaching career that took her all over the globe.

Trivia Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark

So, you think you're good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark.

Broncos face defending champs in title series

SNELLVILLE - Ultimately, Brookwood coach Rick Howard and his top-ranked Broncos (32-3) know their Class AAAAA state baseball championship series against Walton will come down to what happens on the field in the here and now.

Teen closer to trial Brookwood student indicted in sex case

LAWRENCEVILLE - Nearly three months since his March arrest, a Brookwood High School student and athlete was indicted this week on charges he molested a 14-year-old female acquaintance.

'Snitch' label is a hard one to brush off

Sometimes the answers to our most perplexing questions can be found on the playground.

By Venue

Arena at Gwinnett Center

Pitchers Dodson, Moreau at home on mound in Athens

ATHENS - Everything felt comfortable Thursday morning at Foley Field.

GOP candidates back tolls at forum

LAWRENCEVILLE - Transportation alternatives were a hot topic Thursday during a forum for commission candidates.

World Briefs

Suicide bomber kills 16 people in northwestern Iraq

James Mcgee, Jr.

James Thomas McGee, Jr., 47, of Duluth, died May 29, 2008. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 2PM at Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth ...

Dorothy Tart

Dorothy (Howard) Boone Tart, age 84 of Dacula, GA passed away May 25, 2008. Dorothy attended Brown High and Girls High in Atlanta. Subsequent to graduation worked at Fort McPherson ...

Nadia Gene

Nadia Gene, 1 Month, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed Monday, May 26, 2008. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-338-5558.

Ruby Caldwell

Mrs. Ruby Dean Braswell Caldwell, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband ...

Bobby E. Porter

Bobby E. Porter, age 71, of Grayson, Georgia, passed away , May 28, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA, 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest ...

Walterine Chisolm

Walterine E. Chisolm, age 97, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2008. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel ...

Emerson Keown, Sr.

Emerson Harold Keown, Sr., 87, formerly from Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2008 in Richmond, Virginia where he resided with his wife of 66 years, Grace Keown ...

Thomas Atwood

Thomas Martin Atwood, age 57, of Lilburn, GA, passed away May 29, 2008. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.

Rebecca Gongar

Ms. Rebecca Gongar, 39, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed Saturday, May 31, 2008. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-338-5558.

Patricia Rice

Ms. Patricia Rice, 67, of Lawrenceville, passed Monday, May 26, 2008. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-338-5558.

Wilma Norman

Wilma Jean Norman, age 78, of Norcross, GA, passed away May 29, 2008. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.

Cristian Juelich

Cristian Juelich, age 73 of Buford, GA, went home Saturday, May 17, 2008. A Celebration in honor of her new heavenly life will be 11:30 AM Saturday, May 31, 2008 ...

Wanda Powers

Wanda Sue Powers, age 38 of Lawrenceville passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2008. Wanda's family would see its share of hardship, struggle and uncertainty, and out of that circumstance came ...

Charles Stone

Mr. Charles Stone, 85, of Loganville, GA, passed Sunday, May 25, 2008. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-338-5558.

Joe Thornton

Mr. Joe Thornton, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2008. Service and arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of: Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Venessa Robinson

Mrs. Venessa Robinson, 47, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed Wednesday, May 21, 2008. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-338-5558.

A. G. Mcdaniel

Mr. A. G. McDaniel, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2008. He was preceded in death by his youngest son, Scott McDaniel. He is survived ...