News for Monday, October 11, 2010


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Social Security frozen again

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Seniors prepared to cut back on everything from food to charitable donations to whiskey as word spread Monday that they will have to wait until at least 2012 to see their Social Security checks increase.

WORLD: Extraction of miners could begin today

SAN JOSE MINE, Chile -- They'll come up one by one in green overalls bearing their names on their chests -- first the fittest, then the weakest, twisting in a steel cage that proved itself with four flawless test runs deep into the earth.

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Duluth OKs change to alcohol law

DULUTH -- Duluth residents and visitors now will be allowed to consume beer and wine purchased from more restaurants in the historic downtown district during city-sponsored alcohol-sanctioned celebrations on the Town Green.

PEOPLE: Lawyers enter not guilty pleas for Vince Neil

LAS VEGAS -- A lawyer for rocker Vince Neil entered not guilty pleas for the Motley Crue singer on misdemeanor drunken driving and speeding charges.

Gwinnett police guns swiped in car break-in

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A thief who broke into a Gwinnett police officer's vehicle walked away with two county-issued handguns and a police badge, authorities said Monday.

Church, business partner for monthlong food drive

NORCROSS -- A local church and business have partnered and embarked on a monthlong food drive to curb hunger in Norcross.

Man killed, child critical after two-vehicle collision

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Saturday morning crash killed a Lawrenceville man and left a child in critical condition, police said Monday.

FAA investigating Briscoe plane crash

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of a plane crash on Saturday near Briscoe Field that killed the 50-year-old pilot, a spokeswoman said.

NASA moves closer to getting extra space shuttle flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla -- There's still the matter of money. But it looks increasingly likely that NASA will get an extra space shuttle flight.

Technology center planned for UGA Gwinnett campus

LAWRENCEVILLE -- One Saturday each fall, Michael Adams and Bud Peterson are the biggest rivals there are, divided while the Bulldogs and the Yellow Jackets face off on the gridiron.

Lilburn moves forward on City Hall

LILBURN -- Within the next two to three years, the city of Lilburn plans to have a brand-new City Hall complex built, thanks to SPLOST funding and a joint venture with Gwinnett County.

Sugar Hill gets update on park projects

SUGAR HILL -- The slightly larger-than-usual gallery at the Sugar Hill City Council's monthly meeting Monday night picked an opportune time to come, as City Manager Bob Hail provided updates of several of the city's most eagerly awaited park projects.

Snellville OKs cell tower in city

SNELLVILLE -- City leaders voted Monday to approve T-Mobile's request for a conditional use permit allowing construction of a 130-foot monopine cell tower. A public hearing on this matter was held at the last city council meeting, but a decision was postponed until the applicant could address some of the citizens' concerns.

Police trying to notify relatives of crash victims

NORCROSS -- Police on Monday withheld the names of two people killed in a head-on collision with a Gwinnett County Transit van because their families hadn't been located, authorities said.

Girl, 7, struck and killed

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A 7-year-old Loganville girl died Saturday when she darted into Beaver Road and was struck by a Jeep, police said Monday.

Fire destroys Dacula house

DACULA -- An early morning fire destroyed a Dacula home in the 3400 block of Coopers Mill Court on Sunday, officials said.

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Braves fall run short

ATLANTA -- San Francisco won another thriller, again with help from some shaky Atlanta defense, and the Giants are off to the NL championship series for the first time since 2002.For Bobby Cox, there are no more games.

NATION: NY cops: Man who stabbed boy wanted to kill kid

NY cops: Man who stabbed boy wanted to kill kid

Gladiators happy with roster

After a week of training camp and some difficult decisions, Gwinnett Gladiators head coach Jeff Pyle doesn’t foresee more changes to his roster.