News for Sunday, March 21, 2010


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Congress clears historic health care bill

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic-controlled Congress handed President Barack Obama a huge victory Sunday night extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance company abuses, a climactic chapter in the century-long quest for near universal coverage.AP video inside

BRODER: Dems should learn from lessons of '94

As congressional Democrats plotted their end-game strategy for health care reform, the question looming in their minds was: How do we reduce our risks in the November midterm elections? What outcome and what procedures will the voters find least objectionable?

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Tom Glavine takes to Gladiators' rink for charity work

DULUTH — A number of jokes were made as Tom Glavine signed his official ECHL contract for the Gwinnett Gladiators on Saturday.

Gladiators get crucial come-from-behind win against Devils

DULUTH — The horn let out a pressure-relieving bellow, goalie David Brown raised both arms in heartfelt victory and his team jumped the boards to celebrate a heroic comeback.

OUR VIEW: Gwinnett is great at basketball

There are 159 counties in Georgia that vie for 10 state high school basketball titles each year. Last week, one county claimed half of those championships. Talk about a hoops hotbed.

MALONE: Do you choose a politician or a public servant?

I am your city, county, state, federal elected official. I was elected because the best and the brightest chose to be contributors to society and would not subject themselves to the election process. I, on the other hand, choose to feed at the public trough and will say or do anything to get and stay elected. I was elected because I am the lesser of the evils that ran against me.

EBERHART: Contrary to popular belief, Americans will do the jobs

As an African-American, I would find it quite refreshing to hear "leaders" in the minority community and editorial writers acknowledge the damage done by illegal immigration. The Americans most and first affected by the crime of illegal immigration are native-born Hispanics and African-Americans.

Wilbur Creech

Mr. Wilbur C. Creech, age 87, of Lilburn, GA passed away March 18, 2010. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726 ...

Brenda Jones

Brenda McDonald Jones, age 55 of Lawrenceville passed away Friday, March 19, 2010. Funeral Service will be held 4:00 PM, Monday, March 22, 2010 at McKendree United Methodist Church with ...

Gretta Winn

Gretta Sue Winn, age 47 of Dacula, GA died March 19, 2010. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., North Gwinnett Chapel, 770-945-9999

Ruth Bolton

Ruth M. Bolton age 90 of Winder, Ga. passed away Friday, March 19, 2010. She was preceded in death by her daughter Diana and husband Alec A. She is survived ...

Christopher Nation

Christopher Shane Nation, age 27, of Gainesville, GA, passed away March 19, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757