News for Friday, May 9, 2008

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County to pay fine for sewage spill

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County will pay a $1,500 fine for a rare sewage spill earlier this year.

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Al-Qaida in Iraq leader reportedly caught in Mosul

Getting to Know ... Mark Whitley

Mark Whitley is Parkview's track and field coach, a football assistant and the incoming athletic director. Whitley is taking over for the retiring Karl Bostick, the AD since 1984 and overseer of a staggering 48 state athletic titles.

Parkview Junior ROTC club hurt by theft

LILBURN - Parkview High's U.S. Marine Corp Junior ROTC is in "dire straits" after an alleged theft drained thousands of dollars from the self-funded program, a co-president of the group's booster board said Thursday.

Gwinnett firefighters to collect for burn fund

LAWRENCEVILLE - With those famous boots in hand, Gwinnett County firefighters will be out over the next two weekends at area shopping centers accepting donations on behalf of the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

Philharmonic ends year with all that jazz

The Gwinnett Philharmonic will end its 2007-08 season of concerts with a jazzy beat as it presents "Sizzling Swing, Big Band Style" at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center.

GASCA awards, all-stars announced

The Georgia Soccer Coaches Association and Divarsity.com announced Thursday their season-ending awards and all-star selections, a list that features a large Gwinnett contingent.

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Recently reviewed films now playing in metro area theaters:

Buford's Alverson commits to Auburn

Although she has moved to Georgia with her family, Blanche Alverson will be returning to her Alabama roots for college.

The Dish: Cafe Bleu

· Open since: Sept. 28

Gwinnett tastes

A selection of local eateries recently featured in the Gwinnett Daily Post:

Nation brief

Severe storms strike Southeast

Out in the Crowd: Stewart set to bring the funny, standing this time

Back during the dawn of MTV, Jon Stewart was first and foremost a stand-up comedian.

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Spotlight on DVD: "I'm Not There"

"I'm Not There" 2-disc Collector's Edition

Stewart set to bring the funny, standing this time

Back during the dawn of MTV, Jon Stewart was first and foremost a stand-up comedian.

History on the move 170-year-old building relocated from Sugarloaf's path

LAWRENCEVILLE - Kevin Shaw watched with interest Thursday as a log cabin rolled up Ga. Highway 20 on the back of a flat-bed truck.

Motorcyclist killed in crash Driver of car could face charges in deadly wreck

SNELLVILLE - A 29-year-old Snellville man died Wednesday when a driver turned her car into the path of his motorcycle, police said.

Movie Trivia Contest

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.

Police to fill 46 positions at job fair

LAWRENCEVILLE - The hiring freezes and potential layoffs plaguing other Georgia police departments are clearly not the case in Gwinnett.

Loganville outlines watering restrictions

LOGANVILLE - Councilman Ray Nunley on Thursday explained the city's new watering restrictions, which were decided following a special called council meeting held April 25.

North to host HS football doubleheader

For more than a decade, Gwinnett County has been a hotbed of high school football.

School board adopts $1.9 billion budget

SUWANEE - The Gwinnett County Board of Education unanimously voted Thursday to approve a $1.859 billion budget for the upcoming school year.

Brookwood No. 1 in USA Newspaper names baseball team best in the country

SNELLVILLE - Brookwood knew it would enter the Class AAAAA state baseball playoffs as the top-ranked team in Georgia.

Parents can keep you out of big-time trouble

A lot of young people are making the news lately, and not for good reasons.

Mamet's new work on and off the mark

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Honor moms of veterans with a little donation

This year American consumers are expected to spend an average of $138.63 each on flowers, cards and gifts for Mother's Day, for a grand total of $15.8 billion.

Must read: New idea in mortuary science: Dissolving bodies with lye

CONCORD, N.H. - Since they first walked the planet, humans have either buried or burned their dead. Now a new option is generating interest - dissolving bodies in lye and flushing the brownish, syrupy residue down the drain.

Art Beat: Philharmonic ends year with all that jazz

The Gwinnett Philharmonic will end its 2007-08 season of concerts with a jazzy beat as it presents "Sizzling Swing, Big Band Style" at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center.

Police urge teens to be safe

STONE MOUNTAIN - A scarcely attended meeting called by the Gwinnett County Police Department Thursday night didn't stop a few of the county's top cops from stressing the importance of teen safety as graduation season nears.

Film fans: 'Iron Man' an overall crowd-pleasing blockbuster

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: "Iron Man." Want to be a Film Fan? E-mail features@gwinnettdailypost.com.

Track notes: Berkmar's Halim wins title; Rosser takes second

JEFFERSON - Berkmar High School only qualified two people for the boys state track and field championships.

Eagles seek first soccer title tonight

Two Gwinnett boys soccer teams have faced Walton in the state playoffs. Neither has won. Neither has scored a goal.

People briefs

Carey, Cannon spill wedding story to People

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Helen Hunt's new star-packed project lulls in middle

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Over the top Broncos' Neidhardt wins pole vault, Unterberger takes third

JEFFERSON - Paul Neidhardt had high expectations for Thursday's boys state track and field championships.

Don't let your plans get in the way of life

Elementary school was fun. You took naps and had show and tell. Middle school was awkward, seeing everyone in braces and going through puberty. High school was an experiment, allowing you to test the waters without letting you get in over your head.

Panthers' Cone relaxes, thrives

LILBURN - As much of a spotlight as Zach Cone was under heading into the 2008 high school baseball season, the Parkview outfielder knew he had a lot to live up to.

Lions to announce Arrington as coach

Peachtree Ridge has scheduled a press conference, where officials are expected to announce Johnson-Savannah's Keith Arrington as its new head boys basketball coach, for today at 2:30 p.m.

Ex-officer indicted in attack Former cop will face

LAWRENCEVILLE - A former Duluth police officer was indicted this week on charges he shot another cop and attacked three citizens during an inexplicable Feb. 1 episode in Sugar Hill.

Doris Gunter Bell

Doris Gunter Bell, age 86, of Greenville, SC, formerly of Buford, Georgia passed away Thursday, May 8, 2008. Arrangements by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive ...

Louis Matthews

Mr. Louis J. "Matt" Matthews, age 79, of Lilburn, GA passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2008. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn H. Matthews. He is ...

Herbert Perkins

Herbert (Randell) Perkins, age 68, of Statham, GA, passed away May 7, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Helen Arnett

Helen Arnett, 53, of Duluth, GA, passed away May 7, 2008. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.

Gladys Bindi

Gladys Bindi, 83, of Snellville, GA, passed Thursday, April 24, 2008. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-338-5558.

Sean Anderson

Sean Michael Anderson, 38, of Norcross, GA, died unexpectedly on May 6, 2008. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 11th, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel ...

Sara Wood

Sara Louise Wood, age 83, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away May 8, 2008. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.

Rebecca Gongar

Rebecca Gongar, 39, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed Saturday, May 3, 2008. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-338-5558.

James Donald Jones

DONALD James Donald “Don” Jones, age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away on May 7, 2008, at his residence after a short battle with esophagus cancer. He was preceded ...

Brad Gregory

Brad Gregory, age 48, of Atlanta, GA, passed away Monday, May 5, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052, 770-466-1544. Please sign online ...

Jenny Allen

Jenny Allen, age 58, of Hull, GA, passed away May 7, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Laura Shumake

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Ms. Laura Bell Shumake, age 80 of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2008. Funeral services will be ...

Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams, 59, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed Monday, May 5, 2008. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-338-5558.

Colin Strong

Colin K. Strong, age 66, of Lawrenceville, passed away May 8, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. (770) 962-3100

Violette Burrell

Violette C. Burrell, age 73 of Ellijay, GA died May 7, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Winfred O. Burrell and is survived by her daughter, Deborah ...

Harold Borneman

Harold N. Borneman, 83, of Doraville, GA, passed away May 7, 2008. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.

Helen Stevens

Helen Mitchell Stevens, 79, of Tucker, GA, passed away May 7, 2008. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.

Joyce Duffy

Joyce Strickland Duffy, age 63, of Dacula, GA, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Martha Boyd-Goins

Martha Jean Boyd-Goins, age 75, of Statham, GA, passed away May 8, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

Norma Thompson

Norma M. Thompson, 75, of Winder, formerly of Duluth, died May 7, 2008. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 2PM at Bill Head Funeral ...

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.