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   Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - January 18, 2005, Athens, Alabama                                 Index  Classified.......3-5B  Comics..........6B  Movie Listing 3A  Ledger ..........3A  Farm........ 6A  Obituaries........2A  Terrell McCoy Creekmore Stan Holt Dorothy Pack Pylant Sports .........1-2B  Daily Bible Moment  4ftflas7 men will proclaim each his own goodness, bat who can find a faithful man?  Proverbs 20:6  ■<w, c**  mefone (oha  322 Hwv. 31 N • \thens 256-232-1051 Obit line 256-771-0934  Z.1    69847'000U1  Moore for governor?  A poll shows former Judge Roy Moore  favored among Alabamians  Lightning strikes  Local adult football team, now nearly  3A 30 strong, prepares for new season IB  TUn M/mi.oYYmi  xryt    \jua  Serving Athens and Limestone County: A Community of Tradition and Fin  232-2720  StUIDOfF  Hey, Sound Off:  When did it come to be that public tax funds suddenly became the public officials piggy bank?  The Limestone County Water Board wastes public funds with a $15,000 bonus and gives all employees a $500 bonus when only a very few' should even have been considered for incentive pay. And now' we want to give aw'ay taxpayer assets, free guns, maybe even free cars, at the taxpayers’ expense!  If these public servants are so deserving then let private funds or corporate funds be recruited, not tax dollars!  1 hope the taxpayers will remember all this waste when they come to us soon, and they will, begging for “critical” taxes to pay for education, gun give-a-ways, bonuses, etc.  More Sound Off Valley, 5A  Get the news with your morning coffee  Subscribe to The  i We’re here to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King jr. We thank Dr. King for his service, his blood sweat and tears, his kindness and for remaining calm in the face of adversi-  News-Courier/Kim Rynders  Top photo, Wilbert Woodruff, Commission Chairman David Seibert and Limestone NAACP President Bernard Simelton are dressed in layers to beat the cold as they lead the first annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march. Residents participating in the march walked from Limestone County Courthouse to the Clinton Street Courthouse Annex. Above, Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church hosted its eighth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day Ceremony with the Rev. John Jude of Pleasant Grove CPCA as guest speaker.  By Nancy Gl \ss< (k k  nancy(a at/icnsnews-i <w r.com Residents braved freezing ten./ Matures outside Limestone County Courthouse Mondn morning during the city’s first inarch in memory of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  “We’re here today not to celebrate what we've accomplished,” said Limestone County NAACP President Bernard Simelton. “We're here to celebrate the life and legacy ol Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We thank Dr. King for his service, his blood  See MLK, Page 2A  Film featuring local band's music debuts February 3  Sonm Ti rner  sonnv(a a thensnew’s-cour ier.com  Arrowhead Film & Video's award-winning Vietnam documentary “In The Shadow of The Blade” which features two songs by Limestone County's Fanny Rose Band will be nationally televised Feb. 3 from 7-9 n m on the Military Channel.  “In The Shadow of The Blade” follows the journey of restored Huey helicopter 091 into the backyards of Vietnam veterans and their families as a catalyst to tell their untold stories. As the icon of the Vietnam War. the UH-1 “Huey” helicopter was a lifeline for combat troops, providing transportation, supplies and medical evacuation. More than 7.000 Hueys ser\ed in Vietnam and nearly half were destroyed.  in the mov ie. the Lanny Rose Band has two songs, “Hello Darkness and Amazing Grace.” Hello Darkness is a song written by Lanny  Coo Cilm Dana O A  In The Shadow of The Blade will be featured Feb. 3 from “-9 p.m. on the Military Channel. Limestone County's Lanny Rose Band will have two featured songs in the movie.  Coming  Wednesday  mW  , his legacy  March celebrates Martin Luther King  ■■■■■■■■■■■Mi  Cub Scouts  Leaders say Cub Scouts teach values,'skills  Bond denied for Brinkman  Local body builder dies of gunshot wound  Athens police are investigating the Sunday afternoon shooting death of a well-known Limestone County body builder although they say it appears at this point foul play was not involved.  Joe Stanley Holt, 52, of 705 Paula St., Athens, was pronounced dead at Athens-Limestone Hospital of a gunshot wound to the head.  Police investigators said Holt was found shot in the bedroom of his home at approximately 2 p.m. Sunday. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance.  “We’ve sent the body off for an autopsy and we’re  in\/p«tm!jlino thf»    111    it    u r0    nrpttw    vnrp    t-mht nrau  foul play was not involved,” said Lt.-Detective Floyd Johnson. The detective said evidence gathered at the scene indicates and points to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Although police did not find a suicide note, they did find a handgun next to the body that they believe was the weapon used in the shooting.  Johnson said investigators talked with members of Holt’s family and they told them that he had been despondent of late.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by Limestone  PL'mpI Fimprql WnmA  By Sonny Turner  sonny(a athensnews-courier.com  Gary Brinkman was ordered held without bond Monday although he may go back before a Limestone County judge today for another bond hearing.  Brinkman, 55, who is originally from Kansas, is in the Limestone County Jail after he was arrested Friday for booby trapping an area off U.S. 72 and making a terrorist threat. He went before Limestone County Circuit Court Clerk Charles Page Monday who refused to set bond. Page then directed Brinkman back to jail advising that the suspect may go before a county judge today seeking another bond hearing.  Sheriff Mike Blakely and his  See Bond denied, Page 3A  News-Courier/Kim Rynders  Sheriffs investigators search the old Crossfire Paintball building on U.S. 72 East Friday after finding it booby trapped. One man was arrested.   

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