News for Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Lasseter's first move: Delay airport proposals

LAWRENCEVILLE -- As her first big move at the helm of the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners, Shirley Lasseter announced a reprieve for residents worried about a proposed airport privatization plan.

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Lilburn report supports need for sports complex

LILBURN -- The City of Lilburn released Tuesday night its preliminary findings for a proposed $15 million sports complex.

Residents mostly against pit bull restrictions

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Residents passionately cried out Tuesday against pit bull-restricting legislation proposed by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, as an advisory council said it would "strongly recommend" the board not implement the proposal.

Property owners to get assessments next year

LAWRENCEVILLE -- All Gwinnett property owners will receive a property assessment notice next year, according to a new state law.

Missing teen found safe, then taken before juvenile judge

NORCROSS -- A Norcross teen missing since last month who phoned her mother to say that she was in danger is home safe, police said Monday.

Mall of Georgia predicting snow

BUFORD -- The Mall of Georgia is expecting snow Saturday.

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CLINE: Show a can-do spirit by donating to a food bank

I recently headed a canned food drive for my alumni club as we tried to combine community service with our weekly gatherings to watch football. The food drive went well, but what caught me off guard was that while we thanked the participants, many of them thanked us back for the opportunity.

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THOMAS: Where to cut spending from the budget?

In the last two years, spending by the current Congress has increased 21.4 percent, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

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Pentagon hit by gunfire

Someone fired shots at the Pentagon early Tuesday in what security officials described as ''a random event.''

NATION IN BRIEF: 4 Pace teammates arrested in fatal NY shooting

Four Pace University football players were arrested, and one of them was subdued with a stun gun, in the chaos after police fatally shot a teammate outside a suburban New York bar, officials said Tuesday.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Thatcher admitted to hospital

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has been admitted to the hospital following a recent bout of flu, officials said Tuesday.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Landmark NYC Hotel Chelsea up for sale

New York City's Hotel Chelsea, the bohemian landmark where poet Dylan Thomas collapsed in a coma before dying in 1953 and where the girlfriend of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious was fatally stabbed in 1978, is up for sale, its owners announced Tuesday.

Panks leads North to curse-breaking win

SUWANEE — After getting bumped from the Class AAAAA volleyball state playoffs in the second round in each of the last two years, North Gwinnett finally broke what head coach Vanessa Henry called the “Sweet 16 Curse.”

Parkview falls short

SHARPSBURGH — Parkview couldn’t overcome a strong East Coweta team, falling in three games, 25-18, 25-13, 25-11 in the Class AAAAA state tournament.

Johns Creek names interim president

JOHNS CREEK — Emory Johns Creek Hospital has named an interim CEO and president as it continues its search for a permanent replacement.

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UGA's Thompkins, Leslie pick up big preseason SEC honors

ATHENS — The Georgia football team may be struggling this season, but there aren’t many out there who think the same about the Bulldogs’ men’s hoops program.

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Broncos edge Hawks in five

In a match defined by errors, each game could have gone either way.

State softball flush with locals

As the state high school softball postseason moves to its second round of best-of-three playoff series this afternoon, Gwinnett County will once again be represented.

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UGA begins preparations for UK; Auburn's Newton named co-SEC Player of the Week; UGA's Murray, Jones also recognized

ATHENS — Riding a two-game winning streak, the Georgia football team began its preparations Monday for this week’s game at Kentucky with an hour-long workout.

Athens Academy ousts Wesleyan

When top teams square off, fireworks are usually expected to follow.

Sharp Spartans down St. Vincent's

NORCROSS — An anvil sits on the stage at the Long Forum during each Greater Atlanta Christian volleyball match, a reminder from coach Kristy Shelton of this year’s journey.

'Fight Like a Girl' breakfast will offer education on breast cancer

LAWRENCEVILLE — Kimberly Hutcherson wants all women out there to know that, when it comes to breast cancer, early detection is the key — and if you’re faced with the disease, you have to fight. Like a girl.

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Elite Eagles: Collins Hill advances to third round of playoffs

SNELLVILLE — Scarlett Straughan isn’t sure if her Collins Hill volleyball team would have battled back in the third set earlier in the year.

OUR VIEW: Broad Prize something to cheer about

There’s a bunch of people going to work this morning more pumped up than usual. Those would be the 22,000 employees of the Gwinnett County Public Schools system.

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Bank of America posts $7.7B loss on special charge

NEW YORK -- Bank of America Corp. said Tuesday it lost $7.65 billion during the third quarter due to a charge related to credit and debit card reform legislation passed over the summer.

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James Brannan, Jr.

JAMES FLOYD James Floyd (Jimmy) Brannan, Jr., age 71, of Lawrenceville, Georgia died October 16, 2010, after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and ...

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Nellie Mccoy

DUNCAN Nellie McCoy, age 98 of Lawrenceville, passed away October 17, 2010. Funeral Service will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday October 20, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Robert Borders

Mr. Robert Ned Borders, age 73 of Jefferson, GA who passed away on October 17, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467. www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

Gloria Hood

Gloria A. Hood, age 80 of Duluth, GA passed away October 18, 2010. She is survived by her daughters, Teresa Sackler, Connie Perkins, Cindy Downing; sons, Ron Hood, Steve Hood ...

Mary Lazarus

Mary "Ginger" Lazarus age 88 of Lawrenceville, formerly of Cumming, GA passed away October 18, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100

Russell Recka

Russell J. Recka, age 84 of Dacula, GA, passed away October 18, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Jim Reilly

Jim Reilly age 61 of Snellville, GA passed away October 16, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Richard Trautwein

Richard Williams "Will" Trautwein, age 15 of Johns Creek, GA, passed away October 15, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Fonville Mcwhorter

Fonville McWhorter age 82 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away October 17, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com ...

Susan Burruss

Susan Marie Burruss, age 40, of Lilburn, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2010 from a brain aneurysm. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 20 ...

Dorothy Griffith

Dorothy Cathleen Griffith age 92 of Winder, GA passed away October 17, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Thomas Hamby

Thomas Howell Hamby, age 73 of Stone Mountain, GA passed away October 17, 2010. Arrangements by Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-469-9811

Lawrence Neuman

Lawrence Neuman, age 69, of Suwanee passed away Saturday October 16, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Neuman; daughters Linda Cordell, Pam Cloutier, Laura Howe, Kathleen LaDuc, Connie ...

Al Burns

Al Burns age 64 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away October 17, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com ...

Kathy Allison

Katherine Dawn "Kathy" Allison, age 44 of Buford, GA died suddenly Sunday, October 17, 2010. Funeral Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

Cliff Womack

R. C. "Cliff" Womack, age 85, of Snellville, Ga, died Saturday, October 16, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Horace Minor

Horace A. Minor, 93, of Snellville, GA, passed away October 17, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Smith Minor, a daughter, Elaine Minor, and brothers, Marcus ...

Karen Hayes

Karen Joy Hayes age 54 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away October 16, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100

Rose Marie Nesbitt

Rose Marie "Rosie" Nesbitt, 74, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2010, in Monroe, GA. Rosie was born on September 3, 1936 in Grayson, GA to Tom and Anna Downs ...

John Sheehan

John Francis Sheehan, age 71 of Lilburn, GA passed away October 16, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com

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