News for Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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William Kappler

William Edgar Kappler, age 66, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away November 10, 2008. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel 770-277-4550

Thelma Solis

Mrs. Thelma A. Solis, age 57, of Bogart, GA, formerly of Central Falls, RI, passed away November 10, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Johnny Jackson

Mr. Johnny “J. R.” Jackson, age 60, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, November 10, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, R. L. and ...

Ella Daurity

Ella Mae Francisco Daurity, age 73 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Monday, November 10, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Jack D. Daurity ...

Allan Page Edwards, Jr.

ALLAN Allan Page Edwards, Jr., age 70, of Snellville, GA, passed away November 10, 2008. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200

Rough return Stinchcomb homecoming 'not at all' as planned

ATLANTA - It certainly wasn't the homecoming that Jon Stinchcomb was hoping for Sunday. "Not at all," the Parkview graduate said.

Families displaced by fires

Two families were displaced Monday in two separate Gwinnett County house fires.

Veterans invited to go to school for the day

LAWRENCEVILLE - Steve Deitz, a retired Army major, said he appreciates the thanks given to veterans each Nov. 11 but thinks there is another group deserving recognition: the families that support the troops.

School board to adopt legislative priorities

SUWANEE - The Gwinnett County Board of Education is expected on Thursday to adopt its legislative priorities for the upcoming year.

Moore goals Big things expected from sophomore phenom

The area is devoid of pro sports teams, so in Connecticut it's all about the UConn Huskies. The centerpiece is the school's basketball program.

People Briefs

Beyonce on offers for wedding pics: 'Ridiculous'

Irons missing out on Falcons comeback year

ATLANTA - The surprising Falcons are 4-0 at home this season, but David Irons hasn't gotten to take part in any of the victories.

Snellville changes ordinance, now prohibits crematories

SNELLVILLE - City officials approved a change to the Snellville zoning ordinance Monday, removing crematories as an approved use in the Office Professional district. Crematories are now no longer permitted in any zoning district in the city.

Letter to the editor: Honesty needed to find unity

In Allan Burns' letter to the editor ("Cal Thomas missed an opportunity to call for unity," Nov. 7, 8A), I detect a bit of gloating in the first two paragraphs when bringing up Thomas' words regarding Barack Obama.

New challenges arise in playoffs

While change was a theme emphasized throughout the recently completed presidential election, it might also accurately describe the involvement of Gwinnett County schools as the state high school football playoffs get under way Friday night.

World Briefs

Bombings kill 31 in Baghdad

Time flies; or does it?

Where does the time go?

Honesty needed to find unity

In Allan Burns' letter to the editor ("Cal Thomas missed an opportunity to call for unity," Nov. 7, Page 8A), I detect a bit of gloating in the first two paragraphs when bringing up Thomas' words regarding Barack Obama.

Honoring service WWII veterans tell their stories

LAWRENCEVILLE - Robert Whitmer watched as five United States Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raised a flag at the top of Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II, an event photographed by James Rosenthal that is one of the most significant and recognizable images of the war.

4 arrested at apartments

NORCROSS - Four men, including three Meadowcreek High School football players, were arrested by Gwinnett County police early Saturday morning after police said they couldn't explain what they were doing at a local apartment complex.

Nation Briefs

Man questioned in Hudson case to stay in prison

Special-use permit for wine shop, bar in Lawrenceville approved

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Lawrenceville City Council awarded a special-use permit Monday for a retail wine shop at 178 E. Crogan St. in the city's downtown overlay district.

Duluth offers warrant amnesty

DULUTH - Nothing spoils a holiday party like getting busted on outstanding warrants.

Those who serve exhibit strongest courage, character

Roughly 24 million American veterans live in the United States. Chances are you pass one on the street each day. Today, on the 11th day of the 11th month - 90 years since fighting ceased in World War I - we celebrate them all for the sacrifices they made and the oath they took to protect our rights and freedoms as Americans.

Police seize meth from vehicle

An Atlanta man is behind bars after authorities seized about 6 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop Friday.

An economic breakdown

Remember when Democrats lamented the growing budget deficit and spoke of the burden our children and grandchildren would face if we didn't put our fiscal house in order? That was when Republicans ran the federal government and Democrats opposed tax cuts. Now that Democrats are about to be in charge, concern about the deficit has disappeared and spending plans proliferate, even though the national debt passed $10 trillion in September and we added another $500 billion last month.