News for Saturday, January 16, 2010

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Earnest Jolly

Earnest Eugene Jolly, age 89, of Lilburn, GA died Friday, January 15, 2010. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726

Rocco Traina

Rocco Robert Traina, age 74, of Johns Creek, GA died January 13, 2010. Arrangements to be announced by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535

David T. Daniel

David T. “D. T.” Daniel, age 60, of Loganville, GA, died Friday, January 15, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com

Sidney Rich

Mr. Sidney F. Rich, age 67, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, January 15, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan ...

Arthur Marriott

Arthur Edwin (Ed) Marriott, 86, of Buford, GA, passed away January 10, 2010. Born in Moberly, MO, Ed embodied the midwest sensibilities of his birthplace: honesty, friendliness, a strong work ...

Alice Kern

Ms. Alice Kern, age 64, of Dacula, GA passed away on Friday, January 15, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Timothy Mathis

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Timothy Joshua Dale Mathis, age 22 of Auburn, Georgia who passed away on Friday, January 15, 2010. Funeral services will be announced ...

Louise Lewis

Mrs. Louise Revis Lewis, age 74, of Dacula, GA passed away on Friday, January 15, 2010. She is survived by: husband, Dewey T. Lewis, Cleveland, GA; daughter and son-in ...

Benjamin Scott

Benjamin Franklin (Frank) Scott, age 100, of Tucker, GA died January 15, 2010. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726

Marian Raffel

Marian “Ma” Raffel, age 80, of Dacula, GA died January 16, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Joanna Nixon

Joanna Stevens Nixon, age 64, of Loganville, GA, died Friday, January 15, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com

Detruis Holbrook

Celebration of Life for Mr. Detruis Holbrook of Snellville, GA., will be held Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 1:00 PM at our Gwinnett Chapel. Minister Bruce Ambush, Officiating. Interment Gwinnett M ...

George Lykins

Mr. George E. Lykins, age 89, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Dot Patrick

Dot Patrick, age 85, of Winder, GA passed away January 15, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361

Russell Poss, Sr.

Russell Taylor Poss, Sr., age 59 of Lilburn, GA passed away Monday, January 11, 2010. Arrangements by Chapman Funeral Home 100 East Fair St. Eufaula, AL 334 687-3514.

MURPHY: It's time to stand up and be counted

Finish the sentence with a correct statement:One out of every 385 U.S. residents ...a) believes in UFOs.b) would go broke under the proposed health care reform proposal.c) is upset over the cancellation of the 10 p.m. Jay Leno show.d) lives in Gwinnett County

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Eagles claim third straight state title in easy dual with Pope

MACON -- Collins Hill continued its claim as the best wrestling program in Georgia history on Saturday at the Macon Centreplex.Pope, considered by many to be the second-best team in the state, was easily handled by Collins Hill in the Class AAAAA dual state finals.

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Carroll basket sparks Parkview

NORCROSS -- With Lauren Coleman fouling out early in the fourth quarter, Parkview had to look to someone else to make a big shot.Katie Carroll did just that against Greater Atlanta Christian on Saturday night.

SW Dekalb snaps Buford win streak

NORCROSS -- It took another defending state champion to do it, but the Buford girls' winning streak is over at 43 games.Florida recruit Kayla Lewis had 21 points and 14 rebounds as Southwest DeKalb -- winner of the past two Class AAAA state titles -- defeated Buford 56-46 on Saturday in the Peach State Battle of the Southeast at Greater Atlanta Christian's Long Forum.

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Gladiators survive shootout to beat Checkers

DULUTH -- The Gwinnett Gladiators have their first home winning streak. Now they're looking to keep things rolling on the road.The Gladiators fought back from two 2-goal deficits to force overtime and then beat Charlotte 4-3 in a shootout Saturday before 8,143 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.After earning consecutive wins on home ice for the first time this season, the Gladiators hit the road immediately for South Carolina hoping to take advantage of the confidence-building victory.

BOC to mull private airport grant

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Commissioners could take the first steps Tuesday to seek a federal grant to privatize the Gwinnett County Airport at Briscoe Field.

'09 big year for SIS unit

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The past year was a fruitful one for the Gwinnett County Police Department's Special Investigations Section, which made 909 arrests and seized more than $46 million in 2009.

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POLITICS: Shafer proposes water conservation legislation

After taking a stab at getting access to the Tennessee River for drinking water, state Sen. David Shafer is now focusing his attention on water conservation. Shafer, R-Duluth, introduced legislation last week to fund the repair of the state's aging and leaky water infrastructure without forced tax or water rate increases.

Cities, county to discuss service delivery again

City and county leaders will meet again in the nearly year-old dispute over service delivery. Commissioners and mayors are scheduled resume settlement talks at 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to a schedule for commissioners.

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Obama vows sustained support in Haiti

WASHINGTON -- Standing alongside two former presidents, President Barack Obama on Saturday promised that U.S. support for Haitian relief would continue long after the scenes of death and destruction fade from the headlines.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Radio journalist found dead in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY -- The bloody and broken corpse of a radio journalist known for his broadcasts on drug trafficking was found Saturday on a highway a few miles from the city where he was kidnapped, prosecutors said.

NATION IN BRIEF: Junior Gotti may write true crime stories

NEW YORK -- Now that the government has given up trying to put him in prison, John ''Junior'' Gotti said he may leave New York and try his hand at writing true crime stories.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Source says deal near for O'Brien to leave 'Tonight'

LOS ANGELES -- In an agreement close to completion, ''Tonight'' host Conan O'Brien would leave NBC and free Jay Leno to reclaim the late-night show he stewarded for 17 years, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

MUST READ: Spanish lawm

MADRID -- A Spanish lawmaker was horrified to learn that the FBI used an online photograph of him to create an image showing what Osama bin Laden might look like today.

Bradford, local 8th-graders shine

As national youth director of Football University, Gwinnett Football League president Erik Richards got to see the organization's All-American Bowls up close last year.No Gwinnett players participated in 2009, but Richards made sure the county's best eighth-grade players were there last week when the national games were held in conjunction with the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He thought Gwinnett's top players would fare well against the nation's best, and he didn't leave Texas disappointed.

SPORTS IN BRIEF: North's Wheeler commits to Armstrong Atlantic

North Gwinnett senior Stephanie Wheeler has accepted an offer to play basketball for Armstrong Atlantic State University. She is the daughter of Bob and Patti Wheeler.

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KING: Illegal immigration tore the Rosas family apart

The 2010 push for amnesty for about 20 million illegal aliens will soon be in the news. We will hear that it would somehow help the unemployment crisis. While we follow the ridiculous "we need amnesty again" arguments from the illegal immigration industry, we should remember an American hero named Robert Rosas.

'09 big year for SIS unit

LAWRENCEVILLE — The past year was a fruitful one for the Gwinnett County Police Department's Special Investigations Section, which made 909 arrests and seized more than $46 million in 2009.

O'REILLY: Chatting with Sarah

The phenomenon known as Sarah Palin made her debut this week as an analyst on Fox News. You should have heard the braying from our competitors CNN and MSNBC. She's a dunce, they wailed, a conservative shill! Foaming at the mouth doesn't begin to describe the reaction.

MURPHY: It's time to stand up and be counted

Finish the sentence with a correct statement:

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Source says deal near for O'Brien to leave 'Tonight'

Source says deal near for O'Brien to leave ‘Tonight'

BRODER: Economy the center of all things Obama

As Barack Obama nears the first anniversary of his inauguration as president, a faculty friend of mine renders what strikes me as the right assessment: "If he were a student, I'd have to give him an incomplete."

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