News for Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Planners vote against crematory move

Gwinnett's planning commission sided with dozens of sign-bearing protesters Wednesday night, recommending denial of a controversial proposed crematory in Tucker.

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Election 2010: Results could be political turning point

Running on Red Bull after a night of historic election returns, political analyst Bill Crane told Rotarians on Wednesday the 2010 results could be a turning point in politics.

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The beautiful game: Soccer helps get teenage survivor through cancer

Jordyn Farrell knows a little bit about soccer. "I always get flustered when people say it's boring," the 17-year-old says, beginning to get, well, flustered. "They call it the beautiful game for a reason. It's just so intricate, and it has so many dynamics. And yet it's so simple that you can play it anywhere."

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Patty Loveless to perform free concert at Discover Mills

For country songstress Patty Loveless, encouraging others to get screened for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- a serious condition that affects a person's ability to breathe -- is personal.

Hispanic-American Martinez wins handily in Loganville

Tuesday's election marked the first time a Hispanic-American had won a contested election to city council in the rapidly growing -- but not so rapidly diversifying -- city of Loganville.

Man charged with peeping under restroom door

A Dacula man is scheduled to face a judge this morning on charges he spied on a woman in the bathroom of a Taco Mac restaurant, then assaulted her when confronted, police said.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Deal promises 'tasteful' inauguration as governor

New Gov.-elect Nathan Deal celebrated his election win Wednesday with Sonny Perdue, his predecessor who became the first Republican governor of Georgia since Reconstruction by also beating Roy Barnes, the Democrat Deal beat Tuesday.

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Obama signals tax cut accord

WASHINGTON -- A chastened President Barack Obama signaled a willingness to compromise with Republicans on tax cuts and energy policy Wednesday, one day after his party lost control of the House and suffered deep Senate losses in midterm elections.

Gladiators notes: Bendickson earns rookie of month

Gwinnett Gladiators forward Aaron Bendickson was announced Wednesday as the ECHL’s Rookie of the Month for October.

BISHER: World Golf Rankings way too confusing

It occurs to me, that since we have a new No. 1 in the World Golf Rankings we’d better get to the matter before there’s a change — which there almost surely will be this weekend.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Deal promises 'tasteful' inauguration as governor

New Gov.-elect Nathan Deal celebrated his election win Wednesday with Sonny Perdue, his predecessor who became the first Republican governor of Georgia since Reconstruction by also beating Roy Barnes, the Democrat Deal beat Tuesday.

SPORTS IN BRIEF

Lions’ Johnson commits to Winthrop baseball

GWINNETT GAB: ACTION Inc. receives G-Braves grant

ACTION Inc. receives G-Braves grant

HAMMOCK: Preg runs to help Stars

Providence Christian’s previous head cross country coach, Scott Williams, knows his sport well. So much so that Covenant College hired him away after the 2009-10 school year to do the same job at a higher level.

Furniture retailer opens in Mall of Georgia

BUFORD — Ashley Furniture now has 10 locations in the metro Atlanta area with the recent opening of a new store at the Mall of Georgia.

Motivational seminar nears sellout

ATLANTA — A few tickets remain for Seize the Day, a daylong motivational seminar with a lineup of nationally known speakers that will take place Nov. 9 at Philips Arena.

LETTERS: We get more change, but likely more of the same

Change has come again! Passing the test in the next two years will be determined by the willingness of our leaders to work together. Based on the dynamics of the past two years, it’s unlikely we will get above an F-grade. How sad.

PARKER: Democrats need to listen when the people speak

Two words: Narrative, schmarrative.

THOMAS: There's no mistaking this message

The cynic in me says that Democrats will learn nothing from the midterm election. They not only took a bath, they were effectively water-boarded by voters.

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DALY: Plant bulbs now to reap rewards in the spring

Every spring, beautiful flowering bulbs emerge from the ground coloring the landscape. Many bulbs are grown not only for their flowers but also for their foliage. They are planted in containers, shrub borders, natural areas and in mass displays. The optimal time for planting spring flowering bulbs is during the fall months.

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High-flying under the radar: Berkmar's Shackleford unnoticed in record season

Berkmar head coach Jonathan Sanks believes Justyn Shackleford is the most underrated receiver in the country.

Letha Schwartz

Letha May Schwartz, age 86 of Sugar Hill, GA died Saturday, October 30, 2010. Funeral Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

William Smith

William T. Smith of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Sunday, October 31st after a 3 year battle with lung cancer. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November ...

Pete Steed

Mr. Pete Steed, age 90, of Winder, GA passed away October 31, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Gilberto Arteta

Gilberto Arteta, age 49, of Gainesville, GA passed away November 1, 2010. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery, 770-967-5555

Eva Trottier

Mrs. Eva Trottier age 92 of Buford, GA passed away on November 1, 2010. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Janice Coats

Janice Coats, of Lilburn, GA formally Springfield, IL, died October 28, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Coats. She is survived by her daughter, Michele ...

Robert Bradford

Mr. Robert "Bob" Bradford age 83 of Hoschton, GA passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

William Beard

Mr. William Henry Beard age 85 of Buford, GA passed away on October 31, 2010. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

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