News for Thursday, February 4, 2010

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H. Thomas Nash

THOMAS NASH 1920 - 2010 H. Thomas Nash, Gwinnett County native passed away on Tuesday, February 02, 2010 surrounded by his loving family. He was born to the late Willie and ...

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Getrude Olson

July 9, 1914 -February 1, 2010 Getrude “Gertie” Olson survived by her loving family of three children, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and many nieces & nephews. Her ...

Dorian Varcianna

Dorian Varcianna, of Marietta, GA died January 31, 2010. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home Gwinnett Chapel, 770-338-5558

Steven Comeau

Steven M. Comeau, age 47, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2010. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in ...

Ricky Joe Frady, Sr.

RICKY Mr. Ricky Joe Frady, Sr., age 48 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2010. Survivors include his wife, Janice Denise Frady of Gainesville; mother, Doris Holloway of ...

Nona Crowley

Ms. Nona Crowley, age 76 of Winder, GA passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Summer Mustafaa

Baby Summer Grace Mustafaa, of Lawrenceville, GA died February 3, 2010. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home Gwinnett Chapel, 770-338-5558

Janice Knight

Mrs. Janice Bradford Knight, age 59 of Buford, GA passed away Monday, February 1, 2010. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Trenton Tutt

Trenton Robert Tutt, of Snellville, GA died January 30, 2010. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home Gwinnett Chapel, 770-338-5558

Charles Mitchell

Charles A. Mitchell, age 91 of Lilburn, GA passed away February 3, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200

Bob Dunagan

Robert Nelson “Bob” Dunagan, Sr., age 66, of Brunswick, died Monday, February 01, 2010 at the Medical College of Augusta after a long and courageous battle with cancer ...

Jean Lieber

Jean Lieber, age 79 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Saturday, January 30, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com

Claudio Vanegas

Claudio Vanegas, of Lawrenceville, GA died January 30, 2010. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home Gwinnett Chapel, 770-338-5558

Georgia Candler

Georgia Candler, age 87 of Lilburn, GA passed away February 2, 2010. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

James Adams

James Douglas Adams, age 65 of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, February 4, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com

Sambasiva Reddy

Mr. Sambasiva R. Reddy, age 85 of Atlanta, GA passed away Thursday, February 4, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Johann Justiniano

Mr. Johann Sebastian Justiniano, age 22 of Suwanee, GA passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Judy Waters

Judy Waters, of Lawrenceville, GA died February 3, 2010. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home Gwinnett Chapel, 770-338-5558

Terry Beaty

Mr. Terry Beaty, age 67 of Conyers, proud of being a 10-year survivor of lung cancer, went to be with the Lord February 3, 2010 after losing a courageous ...

Charges bound over in sex trafficking case

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Sugar Hill man coerced his underage girlfriend into having sex with four other men by expressing his deep love for her -- and threatening to kill her parents, a detective testified Thursday.

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Passing the tests: Gwinnett County Schools Police Department earns state certification

By becoming state certified, the Gwinnett County Public Schools Police Department has joined an elite group of law enforcement agencies, the executive director of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police said.

Dacula addresses community septic tanks

DACULA -- City leaders Thursday passed a resolution that makes it more difficult to install privately owned community or group sewage treatment systems in the city.

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Detective: Telling bite marks found on baby sitter

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Tiny bite marks found on a baby sitter's hands helped incriminate him in a child molestation investigation involving a 5-year-old girl, a detective testified Thursday.

Service delivery dispute: Hearing set for sanctions

Days after officials missed a court-imposed deadline to settle a service dispute, officials have another deadline before them. A Feb. 18 hearing has been scheduled to determine if sanctions promised by the judge for missing the Feb. 1 deadline will be immediately imposed after a state agency said the punishment would be delayed for a month.

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Kidnapped boy found in Norcross

A 4-year-old boy abducted from his Six Flags Drive home in Cobb County Thursday morning was found safe hours later in Norcross. At about 4:15 p.m., reports said, Gwinnett County police, deputies and U.S. Marshals, aided by the Cobb County Police Department, descended on the Madison Ridge Apartments on Indian Trail-Lilburn Road where they found Christian Guevera.

Candidates for governor spar in debate

ALPHARETTA -- Five of the leading Republican candidates for governor squared off in a debate Thursday night, sparring over their conservative credentials.

Parents jailed on child abuse charges

DULUTH -- A Duluth couple is behind bars after police said the disciplining of their child crossed over into abuse.

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Atlanta says goodbye to Mei Lan

They were treated like pop idols -- except for being stuck in travel crates. Adoring crowds and television viewers watched Thursday as American-born giant pandas Mei Lan and Tai Shan were loaded onto a special cargo jet for a flight to their new homes in China for breeding.

UGA women beat LSU in OT

ATHENS -- Jasmine James had a baseline drive with 1:23 to go in overtime and added a free throw with 39 seconds left to give No. 14 Georgia a 49-46 victory over No. 19 LSU on Thursday night

Singler leads Duke past Tech

DURHAM, N.C. -- Kyle Singler had career highs of 30 points and eight 3-pointers to lead No. 10 Duke past No. 21 Georgia Tech 86-67 on Thursday night.

Tech announces 2010 schedule

A day after announcing the 18 signees making up the four-year future of its football program, Georgia Tech announced its more short-term future Thursday with the release of the 2010 schedule.

SPORTS IN BRIEF: Broncos' Leonard to play college football

Anthony Leonard, a 2009 Brookwood grad, signed a letter of intent Wednesday with the Alabama State football program. Leonard will play defensive line at the college level.

Broncos look to sweep area titles

Brookwood is one of four teams in contention to win the Area 8-AAAAA wrestling championship this weekend

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Hunt's unique approach makes him a tough wrestler

Zeke Hunt is a defending area champion going into this weekend's Area 8-AAAAA tournament. He holds a 38-1 record and is among the favorites to contend for the state championship in two weeks.

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Getting to Know ... Greg Phillips

Staff writer Brandon Brigman talks to Berkmar boys basketball coach Greg Phillips about the success at Norcross, his youth basketball coach Guy Curtright and former NFL player Patrick Pass ending his football and baseball career.

Kovalchuk traded to NJ Devils

Thrashers get 3 players, one draft pick in deal that sends Atlanta captain to New Jersey Devils

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Prius brake complaints climb

TOKYO -- Complaints in the U.S. and Japan about brake problems in Toyota's popular Prius hybrid have swelled to about 180, adding to the string of quality troubles for the world's biggest automaker.

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NATION IN BRIEF: No decision yet in Obama aunt's asylum hearing

BOSTON -- An immigration hearing for President Barack Obama's African aunt ended Thursday without an immediate decision in her second bid for asylum in the United States.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Coroner says drugs, illness killed Murphy

LOS ANGELES -- Brittany Murphy died from pneumonia, but anemia and prescription drugs also played a role, coroner's officials said Thursday.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Attorney says 10 charged in Haiti child case

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Ten Americans detained in Haiti for trying to take 33 children out of the country after the earthquake were charged with child kidnapping and criminal association on Thursday, their Haitian lawyer said.

MUST READ: Cheers! British toast new shatterproof pint glasses

LONDON -- Soon, Britons will be able to get smashed at the pub while their pint glasses won't.

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Knicks Hall of Famer Dick McGuire dies at 84

NEW YORK -- Dick McGuire, part of a basketball Hall of Fame family and longtime member of the New York Knicks organization, died Wednesday of natural causes. He was 84.

School-by-school breakdown of area signees

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Hunt's unique approach makes him a tough wrestler

Dacula wrestling coach Jason Holcombe describes Zeke Hunt's sense of humor as twisted. After an incident this summer, he has a good reason.

SPORTS IN BRIEF: Broncos' Leonard to play college football

Broncos' Leonard to play college football

LETTERS: Private schools have other venues for swim talent

Lee Freeman's letter ("County swimming championships should allow private schools," Jan. 30, Page 6A) attacked the integrity of the Gwinnett High School Swim/Dive Championships held last week because, according to Mr. Freeman, we do not include the private schools physically located in the county yet we call the championship meet a "County High School Championship."

BRODER: Leaders must address the big expenses

The economic collapse of 2008 and 2009 did so much damage to the United States that only now can we begin to measure the devastation.

McCULLOUGH: Ready for 'Lost' to get lost

How "Lost" are you?

Berti named Gladiators captain

DULUTH — Gwinnett Gladiators head coach Jeff Pyle has talked all season about needing more consistent leadership.

LETTERS: Right kind of immigration reform needed

In his column ("We can't wait for comprehensive immigration reform," Jan. 31, Page 6A) urging Democrats to immediately pass a "comprehensive immigration reform bill" that would provide avenues for the 12 million to 20 milllion illegal aliens residing in the U.S. to remain here permanently, Sean McKenzie justifies the urgency of his proposal on the grounds that it likely will not pass after the midterm elections this November.

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