News for Wednesday, September 1, 2010


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Police kill Discovery gunman

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- A man who railed against the Discovery Channel's environmental programming for years burst into the company's headquarters with at least one explosive device strapped to his body Wednesday and took three people hostage at gunpoint before police shot him to death, officials said.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Hilton banned from resorts after arrest

LAS VEGAS -- Paris Hilton was banned Wednesday from two Wynn resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, and her boyfriend was dismissed as a nightclub partner following their arrests in a vehicle that police said reeked of marijuana.

NATION IN BRIEF: Evacuations start as hurricane nears East Coast

NAGS HEAD, N.C. -- Hurricane Earl steamed toward the Eastern Seaboard on Wednesday as communities from North Carolina to New England kept a close eye on the forecast, worried that even a slight shift in the storm's predicted offshore track could put millions of people in the most densely populated part of the country in harm's way.

Apple unveils new box for streaming movies, television

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple Inc. is refining its plans to annex the living room into its entertainment empire.On Wednesday, Apple unveiled a smaller, cheaper version of Apple TV, which connects to a high-definition television and can show rented movies and TV shows from Apple's own service, plus content from Netflix, photos on Flickr, YouTube clips and more.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Prosecutors: Yemenis freed

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Two Yemeni men arrested on arrival from the United States on suspicion they may have been conducting a dry run for an airline terror attack were released without charge Wednesday after investigations turned up no evidence to link them to a terror plot, Dutch prosecutors said.

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Haynes starting fresh at GSU

A common thought is that a start-up college football program like Georgia State's attracts two basic types of players for its inaugural season -- recent high school graduates who might not get a chance to play elsewhere and current college players looking for a second chance. Sidney Haynes may be at once a perfect example of the latter and a contradiction of it.

Separate fires spark school evacuations

LAWRENCEVILLE — Two schools in Gwinnett County were evacuated Wednesday in separate incidents involving small fires, one of which is being investigated as arson, officials said.

Auburn man arrested in fatal Dacula crash

DACULA — Accident investigators have charged an Auburn man with vehicular homicide in a weekend crash that killed a motorbike rider.

HAMMOCK: From Devils to Dadgum

As he sat in the office of Florida State legend Bobby Bowden, Mark Schlabach watched the longtime head coach pull out a taped-up manila folder some 30 inches thick.

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THOMAS: Reviewing the 'book' on Iraq combat mission

In his Oval Office address Tuesday night announcing the end of combat operations in Iraq, President Obama said ‘‘It’s time to turn the page’’ and start focusing on rebuilding the American economy.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Gibson, Werhnyak place high in GSGA Senior

Werhnyak, Gibson place high in GSGA Senior

PREP ROUNDUP: Buford blanks E. Coweta 6-0

SHARPSBURG — Buford shut down East Coweta 6-0 on Wednesday.

Fire damages vacant Duluth home

DULUTH — An early morning fire Wednesday damaged a vacant Duluth home in the 3000 block of Kent Court, officials said.

New G-Braves pitcher falters

NORFOLK, Va. — Erik Cordier lasted just 2⁄3 of an inning in his first appearance for the Gwinnett Braves and he picked up his first Class AAA loss.

GWINNETT GAB: Local cadet performs at Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

SNELLVILLE — As a member of The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes, Cadet Jacob Vincent Kuecher, of Snellville, recently participated in the 2010 Diamond Jubilee of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Lawrenceville eyes regulations to airport

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Lawrenceville City Council on Wednesday unanimously passed the first readings of zoning ordinance changes that would require the airport operator and other aviation businesses at Gwinnett County’s Briscoe Field to obtain special-use permits to operate in the city limits.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Deal asks teachers for input on issues

Georgia’s gubernatorial candidates are reaching out to teachers.

Regina Barrett

Regina O. Barrett, age 45 of Duluth, GA died August 31, 2010. Funeral arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Richard Allbright

Mr. Richard Allbright, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Hannah Allbright. He is survived by ...

Hattie Higgins

Hattie Lee Rolader Higgins, age 84 of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 3 PM, Friday, September 3, 2010 at Alcova Baptist Church, 1554 ...

Olen Mealor

Mr. Olen Grover Mealor, age 66, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2010. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

William Spain

William Bowers Spain, age 78 of Young Harris, passed away on Monday, August 30, 2010. Graveside Service will be held at 1 PM on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at College ...

Raymond Butler, Sr.

Raymond Butler, Sr., age 92, of Loganville, GA, died August 31, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544

Charles Uhl

Dr. Charles H. Uhl, age 92 of Jefferson, GA and formerly of Ithaca, New York, who passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson ...

Harold A. Sparks, Jr.

Harold A. Sparks Jr., age 82 of Lawrenceville, GA died August 30, 2010. Funeral arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.