News for Friday, July 16, 2010


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House fire displaces family of four

BUFORD -- A lightning strike may be the cause of a fire that displaced a family of four Friday night.

Wanted teenager found in Duluth

DULUTH -- Members of the Gwinnett Sheriff's Fugitive Unit apprehended a teen wanted in Duluth for armed robbery Friday.

DFCS holding drive for school supplies

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Gwinnett organizations is collecting book bags filled with school supplies for the children it serves.

Construction could clog Ga. 316 this weekend

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Construction could clog Ga. Highway 316 this weekend.

Teens caught in K-9, copter chase

BUFORD -- Two teenage car thieves were outgunned this week when they tried to escape an off-duty officer, search dogs and a police helicopter, authorities said Friday.

Attorney: $88K vindicates turtle collector

ATLANTA -- Lawrenceville resident Steve Santhuff has a degree in -- and a passion for -- zoology. He's recognized as one of the foremost caretakers and breeders of rare map turtles in the United States, his attorney said.

Lilburn proposes new, smaller annexation plan

LILBURN -- Last January, Lilburn officials proposed an annexation plan that would have doubled both the city's population and area.

Overturned truck closes all lanes

BUFORD -- An overturned tractor-trailer left its driver trapped inside and closed down all lanes of Interstate 85 North near Hamilton Mill Road Friday afternoon.

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Water warriors: Boys bond as swimmers after open heart surgery

George Bujoreanu and Shawn Giles blend in with the kids at the swimming pool with their big smiles and goggles around their necks.

Finding a new Linder

LAWRENCEVILLE -- For the past few years, American politics has been frustrating for conservatives.

Berkeley Lake outlaws feeding wildlife

BERKELEY LAKE -- The city of Berkeley Lake has outlawed the feeding of wildlife.

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Cap tests befuddle scientists

NEW ORLEANS -- In a nail-biting day across the Gulf Coast, engineers struggled to make sense of puzzling pressure readings from the bottom of the sea Friday, trying to determine whether BP's capped oil well was holding tight or in danger of springing a new leak.

Tea party officials debunk racism claims

SUWANEE -- Tea party officials debunked the NAACP's allegations of racism Friday with a press conference with one of the most outspoken black activists in Georgia, Herman Cain.

NATION: 'Barefoot Bandit' soon headed to Washington

MIAMI -- Without saying a word, the teenager accused in a two-year string of sometimes shoeless burglaries and other crimes that helped him gain international notoriety as the ''Barefoot Bandit'' agreed Friday to return to Washington state to face federal charges.

PEOPLE: Bieber's 'Baby' most-watched YouTube video

NEW YORK -- Justin Bieber's music video for ''Baby'' is the most-watched video ever on YouTube.

I Write Like erupts online, leaves authors scratching heads

NEW YORK -- For anyone who has ever thought Charles Dickens was lurking inside his or her prose, a new website claims it can find your inner author.

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Head games: Soccer injuries not limited to legs

An Atlanta Fire United teammate passed the soccer ball ahead into open space, close enough that Avery Neel could give it a serious chase but a little too long for her to make a play on it.

Lee headed back to U.S Junior Am

Mill Creek grad Kevin Lee enjoyed his first experience in the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, but he's hoping for a little more this summer.

Fierce wind makes for brutal day at St. Andrews

Around the loop at the far end of St. Andrews, shots at the mercy of a vicious wind were flying in every direction as Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and so many others struggled to survive in the British Open.

MCLEOD: Why everybody shouldn't always get a trophy

You're sooo special.

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RICH: The true test of solid advice is if you would take it yourself

If you're like me, you probably enjoy handing out advice, both solicited and unsolicited. After all, those of us who have vast life experiences owe it to those with less experience to share our wisdom.

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Ballot questions asks voters for opinions on issues

When voters choose the Republican nominee to replace long-serving U.S. Rep. John Linder, they may have his trademark Fair Tax proposal in mind.

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19 Gwinnett educators named Master Teachers

Gov. Sonny Perdue recently announced the names of 131 teachers who have earned the Master Teacher certification this year, a designation based on appreciable gains in student achievement. Of those, 19 work for Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Libraries set for end of summer reading programs

The Gwinnett County Public Library's summer reading program is winding down but won't end without a big hurrah -- island-themed magic shows.

Officials: Special $15 address signs a boon in emergencies

Barrow County Emergency Services is offering special blue address signs online that make finding homes and businesses easier for responders in emergencies.

Suwanee deputy chief honored for nearly 20 years of service

A Suwanee deputy chief has been honored by the Georgia Police Accreditation Coalition, received her award for her nearly two decades of service assisting law agencies across the state.

Sugar Hill to host party to welcome World Changers

The city of Sugar Hill is hosting a party Wednesday at E.E. Robinson Park to welcome the Southern Baptist Convention's World Changers.

Lilburn CID seeks bidders to try to transform district

Gwinnett's newest Community Improvement District is tackling its first major project.

JENKINS: Finding yourself isn't as hard as it used to be

To find themselves, some people cycle across country or backpack through Europe or climb the Himalayas.

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LARSON: List of things to do in Gwinnett goes on and on

I really enjoyed reading Todd Cline's July 7 column about the Newcomer's Guide, which lists 101 things every Gwinnettian should see or do. I went over the list, approved of everything on it, then decided to follow up on suggestion number 101, which invites readers to visit the Daily Post's website and submit ideas of their own. Only I'm going to list them in my own column space.

Minor earthquake shakes US capital's movers

WASHINGTON -- Earthquakes are so rare in the Washington area that even a geology student wasn't quite sure what was going on when a minor one hit early Friday. Was it a truck passing by? A low-flying plane?

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Apple: Free cases to alleviate iPhone 4 problems

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Apple Inc. will give free protective cases to buyers of its latest iPhone to alleviate the so-called "death grip" problem in which holding the phone with a bare hand can muffle the wireless signal.

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YARBROUGH: Schools need our support, not vouchers

I am unalterably, unequivocally, and un-any other word you can conjure up opposed to school vouchers. I consider them somewhere south of Gov. George E. Perdue’s beloved horse barn that got tanked earlier this year.

PEOPLE: Bieber's 'Baby' most-watched YouTube video

Bieber’s ‘Baby’ most-watched YouTube video

MCLEOD: Why everybody shouldn't always get a trophy

You’re sooo special.

WORLD: Drug cartel uses car bomb

Drug cartel uses car bomb

NATION: 'Barefoot Bandit' soon headed to Washington

‘Barefoot Bandit’ soon headed to Washington

LETTERS: The path to sane discussion runs through center

I have met many who share Thomas Bardugon's thoughts (“Hammer and sickle is a perfect symbol for Obama,” July 14, Page 8A) and many whose views are so diametrically opposed to his as to think they live in alternate universes. Indeed, we are becoming a nation of ideologues.

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Gwinnett Gab

Local receives Girl Scout volunteer honor


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Barnes - Medley

Billy and Kathy Barnes of Lilburn announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah Ann Barnes of Canton to Jeffrey James Medley of Dallas, Ga., son of Omer and Patty Medley of Dallas, Ga.

LETTERS: NAACP at the beck and call of Democrats

You know that the Democratic Party is worried about the Tea Party Patriots when it has its attack dog, the NAACP, attack Americans who support the tea party. The NAACP has always been under the control of the Democratic Party and has long been an obedient lapdog. Or is it the NAACP that controls the Democratic Party?

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HUCKABY: All your memories will last forever, B.C.

My world is not as bright as it was when I went to bed Thursday evening. B.C. Crowell died Friday morning.

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Katz - Wilkes

Barry and Sharon Katz of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter Shani Katz of New York to Steven Wilkes of New York, son of Dr. Harold and Donna Wilkes of Cheshire, Conn.

Gladiators bolster blueline with Bowen, Brookwell

DULUTH — The Gwinnett Gladiators added two rookie defensemen to the roster, signing Cody Brookwell and Pat Bowen from the college ranks Friday.

Mike Mcduffie

Mike McDuffie, age 58, of Duluth, GA, passed away July 15, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Cpl. Joseph Lowry, Jr.

Cpl. Joseph Cason Lowry Jr., USMC, age 25 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away July 14, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100,

Gail Burner

Kathrine Gail Bearden Burner, 73, of Lawrenceville, died July 13, 2010. She is survived by her son, Jeffery Eugene Bearden Sr.; grandchildren, Jesse Roosevelt Bearden III and Jeffery Eugene Jr ...

Gola Norman

Gola Norman, age 98, of Lilburn, GA passed away July 15, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

Pauline Malcom

Pauline Malcom, age 84 of Social Circle, GA, passed away July 15, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594

Margaret Downs

Margaret Phillips Downs, age 90, of Tucker (Gwinnett County), Ga., died Wednesday evening, July 14, 2010. Her funeral will be Saturday, July 17, 2010, at 11 am in the Bill ...

Byron Hopkins

Mr. Byron “Bud” Hopkins, age 77, of Dacula, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of ...

Johnnie Jones

Johnnie Jones, age 62 of Norcross, GA, passed away July 14, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100,

Eli Adams

Eli Aiden Adams, infant son of Mark Alan and Heather Marie Adams, age 0 of Suwanee, GA, passed away July 14, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel ...

Rev. Henry Evans

Rev. Henry Evans, age 84 of Winder, GA. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361