News for Saturday, October 23, 2010

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Event, group thrive in hiker's memory

BUFORD -- Friends of hiker Meredith Emerson assumed interest in her tragic story would dwindle with the passing years.

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War veteran faces political newcomer in race to replace Linder

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Even though he was facing a popular incumbent, Doug Heckman's message in his first congressional campaign two years ago resonated more with voters than today.

Thrashers fight back, fall in OT

Alexander Semin scored three goals and Tomas Fleischmann got the game-winner 1:37 into overtime, giving the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday night.

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GCPS pilots new teacher evaluations

SUWANEE -- Gwinnett County Public Schools will pilot a new teacher evaluation program next year, Chief Human Resources Officer Frances Davis told the school board this week.

Dawgs dominate Wildcats

Washaun Ealey set a school record with five rushing touchdowns as surging Georgia pounded Kentucky 44-31 on Saturday.

Ellington sets career high as Tigers handle Tech

Andre Ellington had a career-high in rushing, two long touchdown runs and his first-ever scoring catch as Clemson defeated Georgia Tech for the first time in four years.

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Snellville holds first-ever fall festival

SNELLVILLE -- A sunny, warm day greeted the first-ever Snellville Fall Festival on Saturday, a welcome sight to the more than 60 vendors and numerous event organizers. Booths and tents lined the street at the Town Green and hundreds of patrons browsed wares ranging from custom paintings to jewelry to home decor.

Broncos' deep run comes to end

Brookwood's farthest-ever run in the state volleyball playoffs ended Saturday when the Broncos were eliminated 25-12, 25-13, 25-13 by host Northview in the Class AAAAA quarterfinals.

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MURPHY: GCPS an example for great school districts

We sat in the first row of the Gund Garden Lobby of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In front of us, inches away on a raised stage, sat Philanthropist Eli Broad, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NBC anchor Brian Williams and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

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BALFOUR: Amendment 4 will help save energy, money

To keep the bills down, my family and I make small efforts around our home to save energy. If a faucet begins to leak, we fix it. When it's time to purchase new appliances, we look for energy-efficient models designed to lower our electric bills. If we have the heat or air conditioning on, we shut the windows.

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Gridiron girls: Football is not just for the boys

Football is a simple game. Strength matters. Size matters. Plays and skill matter. Speed matters. Intangibles like heart and effort and competitiveness all matter. Gender? Things get murky there.

NATION: Ohio mom angry judge let her daughter marry

Ohio mom angry judge let her daughter marry

Gladiators finish strong, bury Florida

DULUTH — Despite a quick start, the Gwinnett Gladiators’ game with the Florida Everblades wasn’t nearly as crisp as their win over South Carolina a night earlier.

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ROBINSON: Bad guys of the foreclosure crisis

Don't blame the lawyers. The crisis over faulty or fraudulent paperwork in mortgage foreclosures — which is either a big deal or a humongous deal, depending on which experts you believe — is the fault of arrogant, greedy lenders who played fast and loose with the basic property rights of homeowners.

Veterans Day concert to feature Army Band

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Daily Post will celebrate Veterans Day with a concert featuring the internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band and Soldier’s Chorus.

WORLD: 13 dead in massacre at birthday party

13 dead in massacre at birthday party

Spartans swept in Elite Eight, but excited about future

ATHENS — It’s not often that you find a coach happy after a loss.

Gwinnett in line for more hoops titles

With 24 state championships in the first decade of the 21st century, it didn’t appear that things could get much better for Gwinnett County basketball.

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BRODER: Britain's austerity model

The most important political news last week came from across the Atlantic, where the coalition government of British Prime Minister David Cameron ordered an austerity budget that radically reduces government spending on the welfare state. Both the policy and the political circumstances that brought it about have profound implications for the United States.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Poll shows GOP taking top spots

Republicans could sweep the top posts in the upcoming election, according to a poll released last week.

OUR VIEW: Vote yes on Amendment 2

When voters get to the amendments section of the ballot while voting in the Nov. 2 general election, many will be confused by the wording and by the length of the topics they’re voting on.

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O'REILLY: You can walk away from a guest, but not the truth

Now that I’ve had a week to think about the big controversy on ‘‘The View,’’ I’ve come to the conclusion that my comment that ‘‘Muslims killed us on 9/11’’ was really not what caused Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar to walk off the set. No doubt that pithy piece of analysis ticked them off, but there is more to this deal than meets the eye.

PEOPLE: Jane Austen got help from her editor

Jane Austen got help from her editor

Broncos' deep run comes to end

JOHNS CREEK — Brookwood’s farthest-ever run in the state volleyball playoffs ended Saturday when the Broncos were eliminated 25-12, 25-13, 25-13 by host Northview in the Class AAAAA quarterfinals.

BISHER: Young Dooley faces tough road ahead

It was not something his mother, Barbara, had in mind, nor his father, Vince, for that matter. “What, I’ve got to go through this again?” she cried out, reflecting on the career she endured with Vince. “Isn’t once in a lifetime enough?”

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Bulldogs' run ends

SUWANEE — All good things are said to come to an end, but for North Gwinnett’s volleyball team, the end came too soon.

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Nancy Jo Dibble

God blessed us with an
incredible mother and wife.
Yes you were taken too soon
but we know you're an angel
in heaven watching over us ...

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Jonas N. Brady

Jonas N. "Jay" Brady, age 91 of Dacula passed away, Friday, October 22, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 24, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of ...

Maggie Peppers

Mrs. Maggie Ruth Peppers, age 93 of Statham, GA passed away October 21, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361

Penny London

Mrs. Penny Smith London age 46 of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan ...

Jane Gruen

Jane Swan Gruen, age 84 of Atlanta, Ga passed away October 15, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Candace Dreher

Ms. Candace Dreher, age 65 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away October 19, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages, Lawrenceville Chapel, 7709-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

M. C. Wade

Mr. M. C. "Nash" Wade, age 90 of Winder, GA passed away October 22, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361

Mary Anderson

Mary Ann Anderson age 80 of Lilburn, GA passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com

Clara Smith

Clara Mae Smith age 82 of Stone Mountain, GA passed away Friday, October 22, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel 770-962-3100 www.stewartfh.com

Annie Bell Garner

Annie Bell Garner passed away October 21, 2010, with her loving family at her side. She was 93 years young. Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday October 24 ...

Laurette Patterson

Laurette Cecilia Patterson, age 75 of Marietta, Ga passed away October 18, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Michael Bryant

Michael David Bryant, age 27 of Cumming, Ga passed away October 17, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Pierce Anderson

Pierce C. Anderson, age 92, of Tucker, GA died October 22, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.

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