News for Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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Rev. Paul Anderson

April 14, 1920- October 25, 2008 Rev. Paul E. Anderson, 88, Lutheran Pastor and former missionary to East Africa, died after a long illness on Saturday, October 25, 2008, surrounded ...

Martha Gordon

Martha "Dale" Gordon, 62 of Dacula ,GA passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2008. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Gaylon Gordon, her son and daughter-in ...

Richard Burchett

Richard L. Burchett, age 75, of Norcross, GA, passed away November 18, 2008. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home 770-448-5757

Clarence Ward

Clarence R. Ward, age 64, of Norcross died November 19, 2008. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home & Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel 770-564-2726

Hazel Bashaw

Mrs. Hazel Rose Bashaw, age 90, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, November 17, 2008. She was preceded in death by her: husband, Gilbert Bashaw; great grandson, Jesse Burnette ...

Lena Burt

Lena M. Burt, age 73, of Lilburn, Georgia passed away on Monday, November 17, 2008. Lena was a homemaker, who loved her family dearly. Her passion in life was her ...

To the editor: Trash plan cost-cutting doesn't show up in bills

I am disappointed that Gwinnett County has decided to take away our rights to choose our own garbage hauler and that it has not delivered on its primary promise to lower costs and make the process more efficient.

3 weekend fires in Barrow under investigation

WINDER - Fire investigators in Barrow County are trying to pinpoint causes in a rash of residential fires over the course of last weekend.

Britt grad returns to be principal for a day

SNELLVILLE - Joy Mitchell fondly remembers spending time outside under the big oak tree on Britt Elementary's playground.

Hopefuls compete for mascot Gwinnett Braves hold Chopper auditions

LAWRENCEVILLE - Patrick Brochu took a running, diving barrel roll into his audition, while Jimmy Spears shook his furry grizzly tail for the judges.

Groups spend to sway Ga. Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Ask Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss or Democratic challenger Jim Martin about all the national attention their U.S. Senate runoff is attracting and they say that Georgians will ultimately decide the contest.

Time to measure again

Two months changes plenty in a football season.

Lawrenceville family wins $25K on game show

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Young-Studer family - Lawrenceville residents and mother-daughter-granddaughter team of Helen Young, 77, Lynne Studer, 46, and Elizabeth Studer, 19 - won $25,000 on the TV game show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire."

To the editor: Linder doesn't practice what he is preaching

Regarding the column by Rep. John Linder, R-Duluth ("Those who serve exhibit strongest courage, character," Perspective, Nov. 11) - his voting record got a "C" from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. He has a lot of nerve.

Armstrong named county's volleyball player of year

Knowing 2008 would be her last season of competitive volleyball, Wesleyan's Anne Marie Armstrong wanted to leave the game on a high note.

Martin victorious in first game back with GAC

DACULA - It got loud in Dacula's gym.

Prep roundup: Peachtree Ridge girls edge Pats in double OT

SUWANEE - Brittany Jack finished with 27 points and nine rebounds on Tuesday, helping Peachtree Ridge outlast Berkmar 76-72 in double overtime.

Falcons' Irons amped in return to play

ATLANTA - David Irons was excited to finally be on the field. Maybe a little too excited.

Bullock, Connelly earn softball honors

Mill Creek's Morgan Bullock and Peachtree Ridge's Krysten Connelly received the top individual awards in the All-Region 7-AAAAA fastpitch softball team, which was voted on by the region's coaches.

World

Ships diverted after pirates seize tanker

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Grant to help housing market

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County government could help the housing market through a U.S. Housing and Urban Development grant.

Assurant Specialty Property expands, creates 75 new jobs

DULUTH - Assurant Specialty Property, provider of creditor-placed homeowners insurance, auto collateral protection insurance and related services, has announced plans to establish a second service center in Duluth.

Bulldogs' defense still in slump

ATHENS - Brookwood grad Rennie Curran is willing to acknowledge what he says some of his teammates won't admit: He reads what the fans post on the Internet about Georgia's defense.

Panthers gut out 'sweet' win

DULUTH - Parkview's girls season ended in the Class AAAAA quarterfinals last February with Duluth advancing to the Final Four for the first time.

Lawrenceville man charged with insurance fraud Authorities say resident connected to nearly $1M in fake insurance claims

GAINESVILLE - A Lawrenceville man has been arrested and charged with 30 counts of theft by taking in connection with nearly $1 million in fraudulent insurance claims.

County denies in-home hair salon

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Board of Commissioners had a full agenda of rezoning cases Tuesday, and most were business as usual.

Government will make your choices as long as apathy continues reign

The Daily Post readers' negative reactions to the county's new trash plan are almost as humorous as Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful's pathetic attempt to justify it. In my opinion, the greatest government abuse is citizen apathy during the decision-making process, coupled with feigned outrage after the decision is made.

Linder doesn't practice what he is preaching

Regarding the column by Rep. John Linder, R-Duluth ("Those who serve exhibit strongest courage, character," Perspective, Nov. 11) - his voting record got a "C" from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. He has a lot of nerve.

Nation

Jury finds man guilty of killing surfer in fight

Trash plan cost-cutting doesn't show up in bills

I am disappointed that Gwinnett County has decided to take away our rights to choose our own garbage hauler and that it has not delivered on its primary promise to lower costs and make the process more efficient.

Does anyone want to win the ACC?

ATLANTA - What's up with the Atlantic Coast Conference?

Gwinnett TD Club honors best from October

The Touchdown Club of Gwinnett held its monthly banquet last Wednesday night to honor standout high school football players from October.

Students honored for efforts against 'silent killer'

LAWRENCEVILLE - Radon, a colorless, odorless, naturally occurring gas, is the second-leading cause of lung cancer, causing an estimated 21,000 deaths each year in the United States alone.

2nd hauler charges fee

LAWRENCEVILLE - Just a few months after customers of Allied Waste Services received a bill saying they needed to pay a $23.50 transition fee because of the county's new waste management plan, customers of Waste Industries are being asked to do the same.

People

'Suge' Knight to face drug, battery charges

Evangelicals hold back GOP

As Republicans sort out the reasons for their defeat, they likely will overlook or dismiss the gorilla in the pulpit.

Down in the dumps Commission takes heat over trash plan

LAWRENCEVILLE - Commissioners Tuesday defended a decision to implement a countywide trash plan after citizens spoke out against the idea during afternoon and evening sessions.

Can the GOP rebuild as a national party?

For Republicans seeking a silver lining from the last election, try this one:

Maxwell High School holding open house

LAWRENCEVILLE - Maxwell High School of Technology will launch an aircraft flight operations course next year for students interested in pursuing a career in the aviation industry.

To the editor: Government will make your choices as long as apathy continues reign

The Daily Post readers' negative reactions to the county's new trash plan are almost as humorous as Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful's pathetic attempt to justify it. In my opinion, the greatest government abuse is citizen apathy during the decision-making process, coupled with feigned outrage after the decision is made.

Swimming & diving roundup: Collins Hill sweeps past Norcross

Collins Hill's swimming and diving team opened its season last weekend with a pair of victories over Norcross.