News for Saturday, November 6, 2010


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Sugar Hill man to be focus of PBS program

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Sugar Hill man's ancestry is the focus in a recent segment of a PBS program.

LARSON: Aristeacrats makes tea a total delight

Next to water, tea is the second-most widely consumed beverage in the world.

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Fields of green: Sports park built with environment in mind

HOSCHTON -- Signature Park will be one-of-a-kind for a long list of reasons.

JENKINS: Yeats was right: Things do indeed fall apart

The other day I took a slice of cellophane-wrapped cheese out of the fridge to make myself a grilled cheese sandwich.

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GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Three Gwinnett students named to 20 Under 20 list

A nonprofit high school leadership training program called 21st Century Leaders has named its Georgia's 20 Under 20 list, which includes three students from Gwinnett County.

GWINNETT GAB: Jackson EMC Foundation hits $5 million in grants awarded

JEFFERSON -- The Jackson EMC Foundation, a charity funded by the members of Jackson Electric Membership Corporation through their contributions to the Operation Round Up program, has reached $5,001,173 in grants awarded to area organizations and individuals since the first grants were awarded in October 2005.

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Bronco boys edge Parkview for crown

CARROLLTON -- The boys cross country rivalry between Brookwood and Parkview has gone back and forth this season like a pair of championship boxers going toe-to-toe in a title fight. Photo slide show inside

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Brookwood girls finish in second

CARROLLTON -- One long Gwinnett County streak may have ended in the Class AAAAA girls state cross country meet Saturday at Carrollton High School, but another continued.

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Champs again: Wolves' boys win state with team effort

CARROLLTON -- As much of an individual sport as cross country is in many respects, Wesleyan's boys team results at the Class A state meet were truly a collective effort.

Buford girls crack Class AA top five

CARROLLTON -- The Buford girls played a role in domination by Region 6-AA at the Class AA state cross country meet Saturday at Carrollton High School.

Obama seeks jobs in India

MUMBAI, India -- Searching for help half a world away, President Barack Obama on Saturday embraced India as the next jobs-creating giant for hurting Americans, not a cheap-labor rival that outsources opportunity from the United States.

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Friends on film: Collins Hill grads part of ESPN2 movie

After Takashi Doscher graduated college, he knew he wanted to pursue a career in filmmaking. He just didn't know how he was going to get his foot in the door.

NATION: Bernanke defends new Fed plan

JEKYLL ISLAND -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke defended the Fed's new $600 billion program to aid the economy on Saturday, rejecting concerns that it will spur runaway inflation.



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Kenerly monument still stands

When Mike Estep worked earlier this year on a way to honor a commissioner retiring after 16 years in office, he had no idea that a monument at a youth football field could soon be a lightning rod in his community.

WORLD: Pope bashes anti-church stance in Spain

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain -- Pope Benedict XVI criticized an ''aggressive'' anti-church sentiment in Spain that he said was reminiscent of the country's bloody civil war era as he began a two-day visit Saturday to rekindle the faith.

PEOPLE: Bush to speak with Lauer, Leno, Oprah

NEW YORK -- The world will soon be hearing a lot from former President George W. Bush.

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Third annual 5K benefits the homeless

Braving sub-40 degree weather, the season's inaugural frost still fresh on the ground, a few hundred driven souls gathered at Tribble Mill Park for a good cause Saturday morning. Photo slide show inside

LLOYD: Big changes on horizon make financial planning more important

As 2010 draws to a close and 2011 looms, we are reminded once again that taxes -- one of life's two unavoidable certainties -- are actually much less certain than some of us might think. The changing tax policies and legislative developments on tap for 2011 are significant both in terms of the sheer number of changes and of their potential impact on businesses and taxpayers.

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Choo choo: Museum offers plenty of exhibits for train lovers

Kyle Knuth loves trains. Really, really loves them.Photo slide show inside

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Cancer society raises about $130K

In a glamorous evening of ballroom dancing, the American Cancer Society raised more than $130,000 toward its mission to fight cancer.

Annual run to honor injured veterans kicks off today

DULUTH — Lost limbs. A body 98 percent covered with severe burns. Missing fingers and toes.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: U.S. Rep Johnson backs Nancy Pelosi

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson is standing firmly behind Nancy Pelosi, just days after Pelosi took the blame for a ravaging of the Democrats’ control of Congress.

Late TD snag secures Panthers' win

ATLANTA — When the football left the right arm of Drew Little, it was like time almost stood still for Georgia State coach Bill Curry. The ball seemed to slowly travel toward tight end Arthur Williams, glance off the hands of a defender in the end zone and pop into the air. With defenders surrounding him, the guy they call “Bully” was somehow able to wrap his meaty hands around the ball.

Crews to work on HOT lanes

DULUTH — Construction crews will work day and night this week on a project to create toll lanes on Interstate 85.

Officials move forward with widening Ga. Highway 20

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett’s dream of having a four-lane Ga. Highway 20 from border to border is even closer to reality.

BISHER: Clyde King's meandering path included stop in Atlanta

Clyde King passed away in North Carolina the other day, and yes, he did do all those things. Managed the Braves. Managed the Giants. Managed the Yankees. Worked at George Steinbrenner’s elbow for the better part of 20 years, managed, general managed, answered to his beck and call.

Road Closures

• Alcovy Road from Alcovy Springs Drive to Sweetgum Road will require intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. through December 2011 for roadway improvements associated with Sugarloaf Parkway extension.

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Garbutt's two goals lead Gladiators

DULUTH — Ryan Garbutt served his 10-minute misconduct.

Funeral for GGC official set for today

LAWRENCEVILLE — A memorial service for Lonnie Harvel will be held at 4 p.m. today at Athens First United Methodist Church.

Eugenia Ciupe

Eugenia Ciupe, age 75 of Buford, GA died Wednesday,November 3, 2010. Funeral Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. 770-945-6924,

Joe Payne

Joe Terrell Payne, 95, native resident of Gwinnett County, died Friday, November 5, 2010. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lillian Wigley Payne; parents, Lumpkin and Barbara ...

Gregory Allen

Gregory "Greg" C. Allen age 51 of Grayson, GA passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100

Margarita De Velez

Mrs. Margarita de Velez age 93 of Doraville, GA passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Annette Smith Mealor

GRANNY" "GRANNY" Annette Smith Mealor, age 100, of Lawrenceville, Georgia entered into rest on Friday, November 5, 2010 at the Gwinnett Extended Care surrounded by her family. She was preceded ...

Sara Pratt

Sara Margaret Bramlett Pratt died peacefully at home, November 4, 2010 after a brief illness. Known to many as "Granny Pratt," she was born in Atlanta on March 31, 1922 ...

Lester Banks

Lester C. Banks, age 84 of Buford, GA died November 5, 2010. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., North Gwinnett Chapel, 770-945-9999

Jane Rawlins Conner

Jane Conner "Mama Jane" age 74 of Loganville passed to her eternal home on Thursday, November 4, 2010. Born October 11, 1936 to the late Cline H. Rawlins & Lucy ...

Carlton Mcdaniel

Carlton "Red" McDaniel, age 81 of Dacula, passed away Friday, November 5, 2010. Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM Sunday, November 7, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of ...