News for Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Robert Kilgore

Robert Lee Kilgore, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on January 13, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

David Duncan

David M. Duncan, age 53 of Buford was healed Wednesday morning, January 13, 2010 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his devoted and loving Wife ...

Emily Wojtczak

Emily Rehm Wojtczak, age 67 of Lawrenceville, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2010. Funeral Services will be held at 12 PM on Friday, January 15, 2010 in the Chapel ...

Helen Jinks

Helen Frances Jinks, age 89, of Norcross, GA, passed away January 12, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Kate Walton

Kate Cardell Walton, age 86, of Suwanee, GA died January 12, 2010. The funeral service will be held Friday, January 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel ...

Nathan Attaway

147;MARTY” Nathan C. “Marty” Attaway, age 70 of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 4:00 PM, Friday, January 15, 2010 ...

Mattie Harrell

Mattie F. Harrell age 96 of Duluth, departed this life at Gwinnett Medical Center in Duluth on January 12, 2010. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 16, 2010 ...

Joe White

Joe White, age 61 of Jefferson, GA, passed away January 11, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Julian Khawly

Julian Khawly, age 2 Months, of Suwanee, GA passed away on January 12, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

William Christensen

Mr. William L. “Bill” Christensen, age 75, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Monday, January 11, 2010. He was preceded in death by: son, Bryan Christensen; parents, Lars ...

Florence Christopher

Florence Christopher, age 84, of Norcross, GA, passed away January 12, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Charlton Wright, Sr.

Charlton Dwain Wright, Sr, age 76 of Monroe, GA, passed away January 11, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Mary Lou Cline

Mary Lou Mitchell Cline, age 80, of Washington, GA died January 12, 2010. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726

William Dove

William Felton Dove, age 60 of Statham, GA, passed away January 12, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

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Graham plays big role in Ole Miss win over UGA

Zach Graham played a cameo role in his Georgia homecoming, but the Peachtree Ridge grad made his small scoring appearance count. The Ole Miss forward didn't have a field goal until 7:17 left against Georgia, but minutes later he would score the game-changing points.

Johnson a likely MLS draft pick

Had he put his full attention to it, Sean Johnson could have been quite a basketball player. Tall, athletic and active around the basket, he started for Brookwood as a sophomore. Coaches saw his potential in that sport, but Johnson and others knew his future was even brighter on the soccer field.

Roby changes commitment to Ohio State

Brad Roby did a good job of keeping his decommitment from Vanderbilt quiet. But it didn't take long for the Peachtree Ridge football player's choice to attend Ohio State to go public.

James left in limbo after Kiffin bails

The strange recruiting journey for Ja'Wuan James took another turn on Wednesday. The North Gwinnett offensive lineman was expected to attend his first day of class at Tennessee, though it got interesting Tuesday night when head coach Lane Kiffin resigned after just one season at the helm.

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HAMMOCK: Height won't keep Curran from NFL success

The knock on Rennie Curran is a familiar refrain for him. He can fly all over the football field, making tackle after tackle. He can post ridiculous numbers in the weight room. What he can't do is make himself any taller.

Cavaliers surge past No. 20 Tech

In outlining what he hoped his team would play like what he came to Virginia, coach Tony Bennett talked of playing hard, scrappy defense, rebounding the ball and taking good shots that were the product of a mostly patient offense.

Hawks stay on winning streak

Joe Johnson scored 24 points, Jamal Crawford added 22 and the Atlanta Hawks won their third straight game with a sluggish 94-82 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

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Shoring up defense is Tech's focus now

Paul Johnson knows what he wants in a defensive coordinator. Now, he's just got to find the right man.

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Gas prices climbing back toward $3 a gallon

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Bob Herrington remembers when he could fill up his car, get it washed and grab a pack of cigarettes for $5.

Child porn sweep nets three locals

LAWRENCEVILLE -- In a statewide sweep for Internet child pornography distributors on Tuesday, three Gwinnett residents found themselves caught in the net of state and federal authorities.

Officials suggest testing for Radon

LAWRENCEVILLE -- You can't see it, smell it or taste it, but it can kill you. Radon, the second-leading cause of lung cancer, is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that you just might be breathing inside your home.

Barrow Commission sees light agenda

WINDER -- The Barrow County Commission, beset by contentious, often budget-related issues much of last year, gratefully began 2010 with a light agenda in the year's first meeting Tuesday night.

Mistress testifies in murder trial

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Murder suspect Laurie Alexander became privy to her husband's prolonged infidelities when she ripped a cell phone from his hands, locked herself in a bathroom and trolled the phone for telltale correspondences, a family friend testified she'd told him.

Police: Spat prompts shooting with .357

WINDER -- A spat between two Barrow County men led one to shoot the other in the foot and leg with a high-powered revolver Tuesday night, authorities said.

College accepting pharmacy school applications

SUWANEE -- The Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is currently accepting applications for its inaugural class of pharmacy doctorate students.

Deadline nears for math, science school

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Eighth-grade students in Gwinnett County interested in registering for the 2011 freshman class of Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology have until Jan. 22 to complete registration documents.

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Candidates raising funds for campaigns

Some local candidates have been pleased with their campaign fundraising, after reports for the last half of 2009 were due last week.

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Quake devastates Haiti

Haitians piled bodies along the devastated streets of their capital Wednesday after a powerful earthquake flattened the president's palace, the cathedral, hospitals, schools, the main prison and whole neighborhoods. Officials feared thousands -- perhaps more than 100,000 -- may have perished but there was no firm count.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Suspected al-Qaida figure killed in raid

Yemeni security forces killed a suspected militant who was on a government list of wanted al-Qaida figures, and arrested four others in a raid on a house in a remote mountainous province, the region's governor said Wednesday.

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NATION IN BRIEF: Tavern on the Green restaurant items for sale

The chandeliers and Tiffany stained glass from New York City's landmark Tavern on the Green were being sold at an auction of just about everything in the bankrupt restaurant.

MUST READ: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study stirs debate

Women may think of men as primitive, but new research indicates that the Y chromosome -- the thing that makes a man male -- is evolving far faster than the rest of the human genetic code.

CALMES: St. Edward's photo exhibition a tribute to shared visions

The 26 works of photography now on view at St. Edward's Episcopal Church in Lawrenceville are both a reflection of photographer Frances Hart's favorite scenes from nature and architecture and a tribute to her husband, Hubert, who passed away in 2008.

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The sun will come up this weekend as the Fox Theatre hosts musical 'Annie'

There's hope despite the hard knocks for this spunky, little red-head. With the timeless message that sunshine is just a day away, Atlanta-based Theater of the Stars will present the hope-filled, family-friendly musical "Annie" this weekend.

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Ralphie May brings his crass style of comedy to Gwinnett

Ralphie May admits his brand of stand-up comedy isn't everyone's cup of tea. Especially those who are easily offended.

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Aurora Theatre's 'Tranced' leaves audiences mesmerized

As a young African woman picks up her sweater and prepares to leave his office, Dr. Phillip Malaad asks a simple question, followed up with a brief set of instructions, and his technique is at work.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Washington, Oldman and Kunis shine in bleak world of 'Eli'

Nine years after their evil masterpiece "From Hell," director brothers Allen and Albert Hughes do a spiritual 180 with "The Book of Eli." Something of a cross between "The Road" and "Mad Max," the movie pinches, borrows and pilfers from dozens of other past productions and genres before settling into a mostly effective allegory about the most famous person in history.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Jackson's attempt to tell tragic story leaves scattered mess with 'Lovely Bones'

Considering it is based on a hugely popular best-selling novel and is helmed by the man who spearheaded the highest-grossing movie trilogy of all-time, the scattershot and stylistically disjointed movie version of "The Lovely Bones" is a particularly notable disappointment.

MOVIE TRIVIA CONTEST: 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.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Bridges could finally win elusive Oscar with 'Crazy Heart'

Don't be the least bit surprised that if on March 7 Jeff Bridges steps up to the podium to make his acceptance speech after finally winning an Academy Award. A four-time nominee, Bridges spent the first decade of his career breaking free from the shadows of his father, Lloyd, and has never been given his proper due.

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Annual Christian music tour coming to the Arena

Some of the biggest bands in Christian music today -- and some of the best up-and-coming artists you may have never heard of -- will rock the Arena at Gwinnett Center this Sunday.

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FBI: Serial bank robber targets Gwinnett

ATLANTA -- The FBI is searching for a man suspected in three Gwinnett bank robberies in less than 24 hours this week. Tipsters could earn up to $5,000. PHOTOS INSIDE STORY

LETTERS: Reid story too important to be buried in paper

I was disappointed to see in Sunday's paper that the article referring to House majority leader Harry Reid received very little space and was buried on page 6A next to "Court rules in favor of mother of octuplets."

CALMES: St. Edward's photo exhibition a tribute to shared visions

The 26 works of photography now on view at St. Edward's Episcopal Church in Lawrenceville are both a reflection of photographer Frances Hart's favorite scenes from nature and architecture and a tribute to her husband, Hubert, who passed away in 2008.

How to prune crape myrtles to look their best

Crape myrtles are some of the most commonly planted flowering trees in the landscape. They provide abundant summer color with minimal maintenance.

Perdue: Time to buckle down

ATLANTA — Gov. Sonny Perdue used his final State of the State speech on Wednesday to issue a call to arms to Georgia legislators grappling with the most severe budget meltdown since the Great Depression.

Gwinnett Gab: Deadline approaching for EMC scholarships

Deadline approaching for EMC scholarships

Aurora Theatre's 'Tranced' leaves audiences mesmerized

As a young African woman picks up her sweater and prepares to leave his office, Dr. Phillip Malaad asks a simple question, followed up with a brief set of instructions, and his technique is at work.

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Ongoing events

Checkers' 5-goal 2nd sinks Gwinnett

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The wheels came off in the second period and the Gwinnett Gladiators couldn't stop the bleeding in a 9-4 loss to the Charlotte Checkers on Wednesday.

THOMAS: Cold reality for climate change sect

PORSTEWART, NORTHERN IRELAND — A familiar philosophical question goes like this: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

Duluth approves new city signage

DULUTH — The Duluth City Council on Monday approved Phase II of a contract with Atlanta-based Sky Design to design wayfinding signs that will strengthen community identity and help residents and visitors find their way around the city.

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