News for Friday, November 14, 2008

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Juanita Bruce

Juanita Lavonne Bruce, age 77, of Dacula, GA, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100

Willene Clinton

Mrs. Willene Pruitt Clinton, age 73, of Buford, GA, passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2008. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Lee Clinton; daughter, Deborah Jean ...

Steven Nemeth

Steven James Nemeth, age 46, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away November 12, 2008. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-963-2411

Ricky Finch

Ricky Finch, age 50, of Winder, GA, passed away November 12, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Willene Clinton

Mrs. Willene Pruitt Clinton, age 73, of Buford, GA, passed away November 13, 2008. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

James Hewatt

147;JAMIE” James Vernon “Jamie” Hewatt, age 35, of Monticello, GA, formerly of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2008. He is survived by his ...

Bob Mcbrayer

Mr. Bob Stanley McBrayer, age 56, of Winder, GA, passed away November 12, 2008. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA 706-367-5467

Shirley Mcdougald

Shirley McDougald, age 68, of Macon, GA, formerly of Winder, GA, passed away on November 13, 2008. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361

Ann Latimer

Ann Boggs Latimer, age 101, of Duluth died Friday November 14, 2008. Funeral services will be Monday November 17, 2008 at The Duluth First United Methodist Church wit burial in ...

James Cox

Mr. James Reece Cox, age 78, of Benson, NC, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2008. Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home 919-894-3131

Bobby Jones

Bobby Wayne Jones, age 63, of Auburn, GA, passed away on Friday, November 14, 2008. Bobby was a loving husband, father and papa. He is survived by his wife of ...

Winnie Russell

Winnie Fite Russell, age 77, of Monroe, GA, passed away November 12, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel 770-267-2594

Juanita Stewart

Juanita Stewart, age 77, of Buford, died November 13, 2008. Mrs. Stewart was a loving wife, mother & grandmother. She is survived by her daughters Carol Knipfer of Buford, Beverly ...

Luis Montoya

147;LUIGI” Luis Ernesto “Luigi” Montoya, age 15 of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2008. Our prayers to you from all the people who ...

World Briefs

CIA: Hunt for bin Laden is on

Obama has to work for support of McCain voters

In response to Allan Burns' recent letter ("Cal Thomas missed his opportunity to call for unity," Nov. 7) in regard to the Barack Obama victory, I would say that Thomas and the rest of us 46 percent of McCain voters believe the goal is not unity, but doing the right thing.

New on DVD

Selected home-video releases available this week:

Film Fans are split on 'Madagascar 2'

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: "Madagascar 2: Escape From Africa." Want to be a Film Fan? E-mail features@gwinnettdailypost.com.

To the editor: Elections remind us what veterans have fought for

Last week I ran as the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Congress here in the 7th Congressional District. I lost. Reflecting on Tuesday, Veterans Day, I am incredibly thankful that I took a chance and ran against John Linder.

Playoff-tested Wildcats ready for clash with Rome

Part of it is simply a function of the general personality of the team. The rest is courtesy of the progress the program has made over the last few years.

Hotel coming to Loganville

LOGANVILLE - A new 75-room hotel will be built on land annexed into Loganville Thursday night. The property at 530 Brand Road and 3900 Oak Grove Road was also rezoned to accommodate retail space along with the hotel.

Board of Education adopts '09 legislative program

SUWANEE - The Gwinnett County Board of Education on Thursday adopted its 2009 legislative program, which will be shared with legislators before the upcoming session of the General Assembly.

Lawrenceville actor appears in Alliance Theatre production

Brandon O'Dell will don a tutu for his fourth production with the Alliance Theatre, and he won't play a ballerina.

The need for speed Gwinnett youth participate in barrel racing competition

LAWRENCEVILLE - Shiloh Horse Ranch produces champions, and not only champion speed horses. The youth there who compete in barrel racing have racked up plenty of ribbons, belt buckles and awards.

Gwinnett gets new goalie Gladiators trade for Stingrays' Johnson

DULUTH - Three days after trading away defenseman Ryan Mahrle and forward Jeff Prough, Gwinnett Gladiators head coach Jeff Pyle made another roster move.

No. 1 Buford prepares to begin title defense

For the past decade, Buford has not only been a yearly participant in the state football playoffs, but a fixture in its later rounds.

Retrial urged for teen girls

LAWRENCEVILLE - Attorneys for two Buford teens convicted last month of killing their adoptive mother have motioned for a new trial.

Bond's Back Craig returns for more adventure in latest 007 film

Quantum of Solace (PG-13)

Here comes Santa Claus Jolly old elf to arrive at local mall, railway museum

Thanksgiving is still two weeks away, but Santa Claus is getting a long jump on his holiday duties, arriving at two Gwinnett locations Saturday.

Getting to Know ... Jesse McMillan

Jesse McMillan was promoted to head boys basketball coach at Norcross this summer, succeeding Eddie Martin at a program that has won the last three straight Class AAAAA state titles. McMillan has been a Blue Devils assistant coach and JV coach for the last seven years following his graduation from Mercer University.

Metro Calendar

Saturday

Ida's Pizza Kitchen

Open since: 2006

Lawrenceville woman indicted in husband's slaying

LAWRENCEVILLE - A 53-year-old Lawrenceville woman was indicted this week on charges she ended a turbulent relationship with her husband by fatally shooting him in the head.

Nation Briefs

EBay won't sell tickets to Obama inauguration

Building a history

It seems odd that two teams from Gwinnett County with 20-plus years of football history never met until 2000.

By Venue

Arena at Gwinnett Center

Seniors take Wesleyan to great heights, hopefully more

There is something to be said for numbers when it comes to high school football, a sport that typically means the more players the better.

Tough draw

Only twice in its history has the Collins Hill football team won as many regular season games as it did this year.

Does ire over dumb words ever expire?

Fresh ire aimed at former Harvard University President Larry Summers prompts the question: Shouldn't there be a statute of limitations on dumb things expressed in public?

Two men indicted in bowling alley shooting

LAWRENCEVILLE - Indictments were handed down Thursday against two men allegedly involved in the Brunswick Zone parking lot shooting police believe was a botched drug deal.

To the editor: Obama has to work for support of McCain voters

In response to Allan Burns' recent letter ("Cal Thomas missed his opportunity to call for unity," Nov. 7) in regard to the Barack Obama victory, I would say that Thomas and the rest of us 46 percent of McCain voters believe the goal is not unity, but doing the right thing.

Parkview High honored for improvement in SAT scores

SUWANEE - Parkview High principal Charles "Buck" Buchanan credits the school's success in raising students' SAT scores to "total quality continuous improvement."

Calm approach Eagles' Knapp stays level-headed despite success

There's not a lot that phases Taylor Knapp. Over the summer when he was escorted by college wrestling coaches around campus, his response was simple.

Live scoring updates and game stats.

High School Football

Becoming elite

For years Keith Maloof had the Norcross football program on the brink of being one of the best in Gwinnett County.

'He' ain't pregnant, man

"He" is not pregnant, so stop saying "he" is.

Gwinnett Calendar

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Tip-off comes for high school hoops

The high school football playoffs are just getting started, but it is already time for basketball.

Clubs donate dictionaries to Barrow third-graders

AUBURN - It's not often students will read a dictionary.

McCann wins 2nd Silver Slugger

Brian McCann's young pro baseball career, already filled with honors, got another one on Thursday.

Stone Mountain Chorus goes 'Vaudeville'

For its 28th anniversary, Gwinnett's Stone Mountain Chorus returns to the musical days of yore as it presents "A Night at the Vaudeville." The Gwinnett Performing Arts Center will be filled with the catchy and nostalgic tunes of the early 20th century at 8:30 p.m. today and at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

Sudan's 'Lost Boys' talk of struggles, triumphs

SNELLVILLE - Three Sudanese immigrants told their personal tales of civil war, struggling to stay alive during it and hope Tuesday while speaking to Shiloh High School's Multicultural Student Association.

Way wiggly The Wiggles to perform two shows

Purple Wiggle Jeff Fatt sometimes gets sleepy during shows and dozes off. It is certain, though, that he will be awakened fairly quickly by the children watching out for him in case he nods off during his performances at the Arena at Gwinnett Center on Sunday.

People Briefs

Kanye West says he's 'voice of this generation'

Movie 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.

Course loses '09 golf tourney Organizers hope for senior event in '10

Plans for professional golf in Gwinnett County next year have morphed from a PGA Tour event to a Champions Tour event to no event at all.

GAC ready to build on 14th straight playoff berth

In a season of losses in close football games, one finally went Greater Atlanta Christian's way last Friday. And the Spartans weren't even playing.

'Synecdoche' only shows fleeting flashes of brilliance

Synecdoche, New York (R)

Elections remind us what veterans have fought for

Last week I ran as the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Congress here in the 7th Congressional District. I lost. Reflecting on Tuesday, Veterans Day, I am incredibly thankful that I took a chance and ran against John Linder.

Maloof, Ballard find success through common roots

Early in his preparation for tonight's playoff game against Dacula, Bill Ballard took time to attend lunch to honor one of his former coaches.