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Midnight madness at North Point
Paulding woman missing after celebration
Laneeka Varnado, 22, who had been living with her father in Paulding County, left home Monday night for an evening of celebration and relaxation, but never returned home.

Ready, set, go shopping
How many shoppers show up today for after-Thanksgiving bargains could determine which retailers go out of business in early 2009. The International Council of Shopping Centers says 15 retail chains have already filed for bankruptcy.
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Photos: Tree lighting at Lenox Square
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Beloved downtown barber dies
Paul Guidry, 69, who worked for decades at the Walton Building Barber Shop at 83 Cone St. in Atlanta, died of cancer Wednesday morning at his Marietta home.

World's oldest person dies at 115
Edna Parker was born April 20, 1893, in central Indiana's Morgan County and had been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest person since the 2007 death in Japan of Yone Minagawa, who was four months her senior.

Suspect detained in death of news anchor
Curtis Lavelle Vance, 28, of Marianna, Ark., was being held at the Pulaski County Jail on a capital murder charge in the beating death of Anne Pressly, the 26-year-old anchorwoman who died Oct. 25, five days after being severely beaten.

Family of slain Wal-Mart employee awarded $36M
Patrick Graham, the Arizona Wal-Mart employee, was shot to death in 2005 by a mental patient. The money was awarded to Graham's widow, two children and parents.

Bush: Won't miss limelight
President George W. Bush is relishing the chance to see "the klieg lights shift somewhere else," although he admits he'll miss perks like White House cooking and flying on Air Force One.
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Last 3 gunmen slain at Mumbai hotel
Indian commandoes killed the last three gunmen at a landmark hotel and were sweeping another luxury hotel in search of hostages and trapped people after suspected Muslim militants stormed targets across Mumbai, leaving 119 people dead.
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Georgia football player arrested
Police say Kevin Perez, 21, a UGA reserve center, was charged with DUI and violating stop and yield signs.

Josh Smith may return to court Wednesday
The Hawks' forward could barely catch his breath after his first full workout in nearly three weeks on Thanksgiving morning, following an ankle injury. And while he won't suit up for for games on Friday or Saturday, he could be back in the lineup by next week.

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