News for Friday, November 28, 2008

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Shirley Dodd

Mrs. Shirley Reed Dodd, age 58, of Cleveland, GA, formerly of Buford passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2008. Mrs. Dodd was preceded in death by her Father, J.L. Reed ...

C. Allen Hood

Allen Hood, age 82, of Lawrenceville, GA died Thursday, November 27, 2008. He died after recent complications of pneumonia and emphysema. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 ...

Hugh Green, Sr.

Hugh Clayton Green, Sr., age 89, of Norcross, GA, passed away, November 27, 2008. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home 770-448-5757

Carolyn Gentry

Carolyn Marie Gentry, age 66, of Winder, GA, passed away November 26, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Martha Wall

Martha Sue Wall, age 65, of Montgomery, AL, passed away November 25, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Edward Wilko, Jr.

Mr. Edward “ED” Wilko, Jr., age 65, of Buford, GA, passed away November 27, 2008. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Indian-Americans track down loved ones Relatives pray as terrorist attacks unfold on television

ATLANTA - Angela Mulchandami was relieved to see her mother made it aboard a flight from Mumbai to Atlanta on Thursday morning.

Spotlight on DVD

A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! (NR)

New on DVD

Selected home video releases available this week:

Tech keeps all eyes on Georgia

ATLANTA - Against most other opponents, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson might be concerned about his players getting caught doing a little scoreboard watching in their regular season finale Saturday.

Gwinnett Tastes

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

People briefs

Bruce Willis settles dispute with company

Gwinnett Calendar

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Wesleyan reaching for new goals

Wesleyan has had several goals throughout the football season. Some of them were to win the region title, win 10 games and be playing the week of Thanksgiving.

Getting to Know ... Patsy Jones

Patsy Jones, a Snellville resident, has been involved with the Gwinnett Football League, the county's youth football and cheerleading feeder organization for 24 years, including the past 22 as its volunteer league secretary. Her children Damon and Nicki, both Shiloh grads, were involved with the league. Her full-time job is an assistant vice president with a financial services company.

Wolves aim to be Bullet-proof

Most football teams try to dodge proverbial bullets in the postseason.

Penn delivers a strong performance in 'Milk'

Milk (R)

As in 2006, Lions getting it done with stingy 'D'

When Peachtree Ridge won a share of the Class AAAAA state championship two years ago, it did with a low scoring offense and a stingy defense.

Out in the Crowd: Francoeur, Tumornators host second annual Rock4Research concert

Atlanta Braves right fielder and Gwinnett native Jeff Francoeur is teaming up with The Tumornators, a local fundraising group, to host the second annual Rock4Research benefit concert tonight at Wild Bill's in Duluth.

World briefs

Gunmen besiege hotels, kill 119

For love of the land Jackman, Kidman can't save 'Australia'

Australia (PG-13)

Messiah, 'Winter Wonderland' to serenade audiences this week

Three Gwinnett nonprofit groups will fill audiences' ears and hearts with the sound of music this week, from Handel to big band favorites. The Gwinnett Choral Guild and the BJ Chorale will host the annual Community Messiah Sing-a-long on Sunday. The following evening, Button Theatre will take its audience on the First Annual Winter Wonderland performance.

Churches feed those in need on Thanksgiving

LAWRENCEVILLE - "I'm just living on a day-by-day basis," David said between bites of turkey and mashed potatoes Thursday.

'Force' calls attention to mental illness

LAWRENCEVILLE - Neighbors called him "Wi-Fi," a sarcastic label applied in whispers to an odd man.

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Plenty to be thankful for

I am not a particularly religious man, nor one given to spending vast amounts of time in church.

Rams face huge obstacle Nationally ranked Lowndes in Grayson's path

Mickey Conn sat in his office Tuesday afternoon, staring at a TV monitor with a remote control in his hand.

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.

Buyers warned of cons

LAWRENCEVILLE - Black Friday usually means long shopping lines, extended store hours and a rush to get the newest, hottest-selling gadget that might be out there on the free market.

By Venue

Arena at Gwinnett Center

Gwinnett cities offer events kicking off the Christmas season

LAWRENCEVILLE - The holiday season is upon us already and Gwinnett's event calendar is filled with festivals, parades, tree lightings and more. Here's a look at what's happening in Gwinnett at the start of this holiday season.

Holiday hoopla 'Four Christmases' offers plenty of laughs

Four Christmases (PG-13)

A holiday tradition Hundreds attend tree lighting in downtown Lawrenceville

LAWRENCEVILLE - As the Class Act Band sang "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," Ron Rigdon held his granddaughter and danced next to the 35-foot Norway Spruce lit moments earlier on the Lawrenceville square.

The Dish: Bubba's Biscuits and BBQ

Open since: 1999

Goal feast Gladiators use power play to dominate

DULUTH - The Gwinnett Gladiators got their power play going again and cruised past a struggling Augusta team for a 6-2 win Thursday in front of 5,486 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

Change not necessarily easy to see

Sound the alarms, man the barracks, alert the producers! Barack Obama, agent of change, isn't a-changin'.

Nation briefs

SUV plunges off overpass, killing 7 people

Sisters, dad to perform together in 'Nutcracker'

With grande jetés and fouetté turns and arabesques and pas de chats, sisters Genevieve and Aria Colangelo will dance on stage together in the Northeast Atlanta Ballet's presentation of the classic tale "The Nutcracker" this weekend.

Film Fans: 'Twilight' a captivating love story

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

Similar North, Newnan teams clash in quarterfinals

Just 362 days removed from their last meeting, North Gwinnett and Newnan will once again do battle in a Class AAAAA state quarterfinal game tonight.