News for Sunday, June 12, 2011

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Fire threat wanes; residents return to 2 Ariz. towns

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. -- Firefighters on Sunday expressed the first real sense of hope that they were making progress in their battle against a huge eastern Arizona wildfire burning since May, and officials began allowing roughly 7,000 residents to return home to two towns threatened for days by the blaze.

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AIDS and war -- 3 shows tackle them and win big at Tonys

NEW YORK -- This year's Tony Awards honored "The Normal Heart" for its passionate look at the AIDS crisis. It also bestowed Tonys on "War Horse," a play that showed the horror of the battlefield. But the night's biggest prize went to a musical that mocked both.

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Mavericks top Heat 105-95 for NBA title

MIAMI -- For Dirk Nowitzki, the resume is complete. He's an NBA champion.For LeBron James, the agonizing wait continues for at least one more year.

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Silverbacks fall to Tampa Bay 3-2 on late goal

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A goal by Aaron King in the 87th minute gave FC Tampa Bay a 3-2 win Sunday against the Silverbacks, keeping Atlanta from getting points in consecutive games.

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First photos of Giffords released since shooting

HOUSTON -- Images of a smiling Rep. Gabrielle Giffords were posted Sunday on her Facebook page, two photos that show her with shorter, darker hair but few signs that she suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

Jean Howard

Mrs. Jean Howard, age 64, of Winder, Georgia died June 11, 2011. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of Arrangements. 770/867-1361.

Marthie Bell Pressley

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Marthie Bell Pressley, 87 of Buckhead, Ga. who passed away June 10, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson in charge of arrangements 706-367-5467 ...

John Hollmen

H. John H. Hollmen, age 92 of Lawrenceville GA, passed away on June 10, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Anna Hollmen; his wife of ...

Emmett Stallings., Iv

Emmett James Stallings IV of Antioch, Tennessee passed away June 9, 2011. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mallory and his grandfather and namesake Emmett James "Jay" Stallings ...

Minnie Stringer

Minnie L. Stringer, age 94 of Doraville, GA passed away June 8 2011. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Ruby Hughes

Ruby White Hughes, 89 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Saturday June 11, 2011. She is survived by her husband Farish Hughes. Daughter Connie Corley and her husband Steve of Braselton ...

Charles Smith

Charles B. Smith, age 94, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away June 9, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Neva Hartley

Neva Moorer Hartley, 85, of Sandy Springs, died June 10, 2011. Mrs. Hartley had a career as a Registered Nurse and worked with the Veteran's Administration and the Treasury Department ...

David Pickens

David Allen Pickens, age 50 of Suwanee, GA, died June 10, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Frances Harman

Frances S. Harman, 85, of Lawrenceville passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011. She is survived by her brothers, Ralph and Eleanor Schubele, Bruce and Pat Schubele, and Don and Yvonne ...

Russell Mckenzie

RUSS" Russell (Russ) William McKenzie of Decatur, Ga/Foley, Al. died Sunday, June 5, 2011 at age 61. He is survived by his wife Marlene and two sons, Russ Jr ...

Royce Lancaster

Mr. Royce Lancaster, age 73 of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Elizabeth Mcmillian

Elizabeth Johnson McMillian, age 78 of Loganville, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2011. Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM on Monday, June 13, 2011 at Chestnut Grove ...

Karen Smith

Mrs. Karen Smith, age 48, of Flowery Branch, GA died June 10, 2011. Arrangements will be announced later by Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery, 770-967-5555

Frances Grizzle

Ms. Frances Blan Grizzle, age 75, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wright and Ruby Blan; and ...

Ricky Bruce

Mr. Ricky Bruce, age 63 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, June 10, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Elaine Lawrence

Ms. Elaine M. Lawrence, age 47 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, June 10, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

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