News for Tuesday, May 6, 2008

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Brookwood, Walton renew rivalry today

If the playoff trend continues, Brookwood boys soccer coach Danny Klinect will be a happy man after tonight's matchup with Walton.

Norcross to regulate number of cars parked in driveways

NORCROSS - City Council members voted unanimously Monday to begin regulating the number of vehicles that can be legally parked outside residences.

Students hospitalized in minor bus crash

DULUTH - Five Radloff Middle School students were hospitalized with minor injuries when a car collided with their school bus Monday morning, officials said.

Notable builder's wife slain Brutalized body found at couple's Sugarloaf home

LAWRENCEVILLE - The wife of a prominent Gwinnett builder who specializes in shopping center projects was found brutally murdered in her home last week, police said Monday.

10 teams take aim at trophy

Now, the real season begins for 10 high school baseball teams throughout Gwinnett County.

Board denies

ATLANTA - Barring a last-minute intervention by the courts, a Georgia man who killed his girlfriend is likely to become the first inmate put to death since a U.S. Supreme Court review halted executions last September.

High School Hardball: Teams begin quests for state titles

After enduring a long regular season, an even longer road lies ahead of 10 Gwinnett County high school baseball games. At the end of that road lies the ultimate prize - one of five classification's state championships.

Yahoo shares fall after Microsoft withdraws bid

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo shares fell 15 percent Monday as hopes for the once-dominant Internet icon dimmed following Microsoft's withdrawal of a $47.5 billion takeover bid.

Must Read: Mildred Loving, matriarch of interracial marriage, dies at 68

RICHMOND, Va. - Mildred Loving, a black woman whose challenge to Virginia's ban on interracial marriage led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling striking down such laws nationwide, has died, her daughter said Monday.

Reeves, Lions finish 2nd at state

The first 18 holes were forgettable, but the Peachtree Ridge boys golf team recovered to make the day memorable.

People Briefs

Kylie Minogue receives French cultural honor

Buford approves storage facility

BUFORD - Despite protests from residents of Buford Dam Road, Lakeview Drive and Morgan Way, the Buford City Commission voted here Monday night to approve a controversial annexation and rezoning request for the purpose of building a boat, RV and self-storage facility on a 19-acre tract on Buford Dam Road.

Keppinger getting to play every day - finally

ATLANTA - With all the highly acclaimed shortstops in the National League, Jeff Keppinger isn't likely to have many fans cast a vote by his name.

Gwinnett police to hold meeting on teen safety

STONE MOUNTAIN - With prom and summer around the bend, teens and safety will be the focus of a Gwinnett Police Department-sponsored community meeting to be held Thursday in Stone Mountain.

Traffic to shift to new lanes on Ga. Highway 20 today

LAWRENCEVILLE - Construction crews have reached another milestone in the project to widen Ga. Highway 20 through Grayson.

Dual threat

SNELLVILLE - There's nothing quite like a little extra motivation, especially from your future college coach.

Bostain's Journal 12

My first professional season has officially completed.

'As Maine goes' gets an update

AUGUSTA, Maine

Nation Briefs

Pa. defense contractor pleads guilty to obstruction

Bulger pitching well in AAA for Salt Lake

Gwinnett County's number of major leaguers was reduced to three when the Los Angeles Angels sent Jason Bulger to the minors in late April, but it may be back to four soon.

Birds of a feather in family of Eagles

Like most 18-year-olds, Eric West is a lot of things. One of them is a Parkview Panther, or more accurately the Parkview Panther, as in the school's mascot.

Falcon booked in wife attack

DACULA - The Atlanta Falcons' retooled image as NFL protagonists may have taken a hit Saturday when one of the team's premiere tacklers in 2007 was arrested for allegedly beating his wife.

Mill Creek wins first state title

Emilie Burger reversed her personal fortune after nine holes Monday and, in turn, did the same for her Mill Creek golf team.

'Something to cherish' State grant to be used to repair Harbins House

LAWRENCEVILLE - The students graduated long ago, and many are gone. But the old schoolhouse still stands as a gathering place for the Harbins community.

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.

Sports briefs

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BOE expected to adopt $1.8B budget

SUWANEE - The Gwinnett County Board of Education is expected to vote Thursday to adopt a $1.859 billion budget for the 2008-09 school year.

Oil passes $120, gas prices dip slightly

NEW YORK - Oil futures surged to a new record over $120 a barrel Monday, raising concerns about higher prices for gasoline and goods and services throughout the economy. Retail gas prices fell more than a cent over the weekend, but oil's advance increased the likelihood that pump prices would resume their climb.

Fire reports

3 businesses damaged in U.S. 29 fire

Braves' Jones has his 'sweet stroke' clicking

ATLANTA - As manager of the San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs and now the Cincinnati Reds, Dusty Baker has had a front-row seat for many of Chipper Jones' career highlights.

World Briefs

2 killed as troops fire into Somali riot

Attorney says Atlanta narcotics unit in fatal raid skirted laws

ATLANTA - The attorney for a former police officer charged in a botched drug raid in which an elderly woman was shot to death described a renegade Atlanta narcotics unit that routinely planted drugs and lied to obtain search warrants.

Ralph J. Clark, Jr.

Mr. Ralph J. "R.J." Clark, Jr., age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph ...

Norma Mccaughan

Mrs. Norma S. McCaughan, age 91, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Richard Mingus

Mr. Richard Glenn “Dick” Mingus, age 84, of Winder, Georgia, died May 5, 2008. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements, 770-867-1361.

Gary Holland

Gary Douglas Holland, age 45 of Dacula, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 3 PM Wednesday, May 7, 2008 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Carrie Coker

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Carrie Miranda Coker, age 26 of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2008. Funeral services will be announced ...

James Barron

James William Barron, age 63, of Bold Springs, GA, passed away May 4, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Margaret Jacobus

Margaret Jean Jacobus, age 45, of Winder, GA, passed away May 3, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Owen Sudderth

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Infant Owen William Sudderth, of Maysville, Georgia who passed away Friday, May 2, 2008. Funeral services will be announced by Evans ...

Harry Simpson

Mr. Harry S. Simpson, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, D. C. "Doc" and Jimmie Dalton ...

Jean Sunderland

Jean Sunderland, age 79, of Bethlehem, GA, passed away May 3, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Ruben Puebla

Ruben Puebla, 64, of Snellville, GA, passed Sunday, May 4, 2008. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-338-5558.

Richard Wynn, D.v.m.

Richard E. Wynn, D.V.M., age 63, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan ...

Edgar Helton

Edgar L. Helton, age 80, of Chamblee, GA died Sunday, May 4, 2008. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. (770)564-2726

Earl Searing

Earl Burge Searing, age 66, of Stone Mountain, GA, passed away on May 4, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Ray Gentry

Ray Gentry, age 74, of Winder, GA, passed away May 3, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.