News for Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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Cheryl Landers

Cheryl Lynn Landers, age 51, of Atlanta, GA, passed away Monday, November 17, 2008. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Lilburn/Tucker Chapel 770-564-2726

Russell Post, Sr.

RUSSELL Russell A. Post, Sr., age 73 of Lawrenceville, GA died November 18, 2008. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Edward Post and is survived by his ...

Janie Cotton

Mrs. Janie Tolbert Cotton, age 81, of Jefferson, GA, passed away Monday, November 17, 2008. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA 706-367-5467

Evie Long

Evie Lucille Long, age 95, of Madison, GA, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2008. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Lilburn/Tucker Chapel 770-564-2726

Emogene Hope

Mrs. Emogene Stonecypher Hope, age 90, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, November 17, 2008. She was preceded in death by her: husband, Joe R. Hope, who served as ...

Marrene Bagwell

Marrene Samples Bagwell, age 84, of Duluth, GA, passed away November 17, 2008. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535

Football Playoff Schedule

Second round playoff matchups for Gwinnett teams

Dacula has big day at GFL championships

SUWANEE - The Dacula Falcons youth football programs proved once again they were king of the Gwinnett Football League, taking home four championships during the league's championships Saturday.

Back in the saddle Former Falcons cheerleader participates in reunion at Dome

ATLANTA - Linda Jones did it for her four granddaughters. But she also did it for herself.

Kicking well no solace for Falcons' Elam Hobbled kicker feels good versus former team Denver

ATLANTA - Jason Elam hobbled off the field after a 46-yard field goal in the first quarter Sunday, more relieved than elated.

Must read: Copy of famed Abraham Lincoln letter turns up in Dallas

DALLAS - A Texas museum hopes a document found in its archives turns out to be an authentic government copy of Abraham Lincoln's eloquent letter consoling a mother thought to have lost five sons in the Civil War.

World Briefs

US-Iraq pact poses test for Iraq's forces

Coming to a neighborhood near you

ZONING CASES - ON THE AGENDA: Here's a look at rezonings and other requests the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will consider Nov. 18. The panel meets 7 p.m. at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville.

Comfort of home Gwinnett teams all host

A second-round home playoff game was expected of some local high school football teams.

Softball pitcher of year: Morgan Bullock Hawks' Bullock saves best for last

HOSCHTON - For Morgan Bullock and the rest of her Mill Creek teammates, the 2008 high school softball season was all about saving the best for last.

The room with a brew

The private room at Taco Mac's Duluth location isn't very prominent. It is tucked in the back corner, away from the main dining room, and many customers probably don't know it exists.

CEOs should follow Cathy's lead

In an age when 'big business' and 'corporate greed' seem to be synonymous in the public mind, some bright lights occasionally emerge from the darkness brought on by AIG big spenders and over-the-top high-livers.

Nation Briefs

Residents return to devastated LA mobile home park

People Briefs

Wanda Sykes says she's proud to be gay

Police: Burglar spurs chase

DULUTH - A burglary suspect prompted a chase Monday morning from Duluth police before disappearing into nearby woods, an official said.

Citigroup to shed another 53,000 jobs, trim expenses by 19 percent

NEW YORK - Citigroup Inc. is shedding approximately 53,000 more employees in the coming quarters as the banking giant struggles to steady itself after suffering massive losses from deteriorating debt.

Chambliss fights subpoena in sugar refinery blast suit

SAVANNAH - Sen. Saxby Chambliss is fighting an attorney's subpoena seeking to question him in a lawsuit by victims of the deadly explosion at a Georgia sugar refinery, prompting fresh attacks by Democrats hoping to oust the Republican senator in a heated runoff.

Body found in Barrow

WINDER - Authorities are investigating what they believe is a homicide after a badly decomposed body was found Sunday in Barrow County.

Auto-aid plan prospects dim

WASHINGTON - Prospects dimmed Monday for enactment of a $25 billion bailout for the faltering auto industry before year's end, as congressional Democrats and the Bush administration seemed headed for a stalemate.

Letter to the editor: Obama ticket was right choice

Ben Forlaw accused me of gloating, and called me a "spin artist" and an ostrich. Wow! Exchanging letters to the editor seems a poor forum for debate, but Forlaw's letter demands a response.

GCPD officer shoots, wounds robbery suspect

NORCROSS - A Gwinnett police officer shot and injured a robbery suspect who pulled a gun Saturday night near Norcross, an official said.

GGC breaks ground on new library

LAWRENCEVILLE - Georgia Gwinnett College's library won't be a warehouse for books. It will be the intellectual center of campus, President Daniel J. Kaufman said Monday during a ceremonial groundbreaking.

Grayson to vote on police patrols

GRAYSON - The Grayson City Council agreed Monday night to vote at the next council meeting in December whether to switch its police/security patrols from Gwinnett County police to a private company, Plaza Security of Loganville.

Softball player of year: Amberlie Saxton Saxton makes most of every opportunity

HOSCHTON- Amberlie Saxton can attest that having a reputation as a big hitter comes with a downside. Most opponents will want to pitch around you.