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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - March 19, 2005, Athens, Alabama Remembering the children Faces of Guatemalan children are etched in the hearts of local missionaries, coming Sunday e News-Comer Serving Athens and Limestone County: A Community of Tradition and Future Sati’rdan, Marc h IM, 2005 enewscourier.com 50 Cems . / C'Cr-Oa (■I'x.'O't H'C'fV Larrv Clem of Athens Sulisciiber oi the clay Play ball Coverage of area softball tournament at Ardmore inside Sports. IB MOfF Hey, Soinul Off: I can't believe water board memebrs are talking about sa\ ing money. After doling out bonuses an giving the manager a huge salary, they want to save money. (iet rid of the water board anti let the County C ommissioner and his office handle the board's business. We ave too man> peo[de now draw-iim a salary. Hev, Sound Off: How can County ( ommissioners look at themsehes in the mirror? I 1 low can the criticize ■ <ind contlemn board mem-i beio of other organiza-1 tions and fiave the nerve j fo raio' garbage rates b\' ; ¿5 percent with nly one I bid. Apparently, they I think public outcry is I only for other organiza-i tioll' VI ore Sound Off Sunday ( ltd ihf new s with ! Sul>strifH' to I //>(' \eii s-Cotn'iet IMrU) Index Classified 4-5A Comics..........6B Obituaries........2A Ellis Howard Hobbs Mary Ann Wallace Sports ..........IB SEC page........3B Golf............7B Daily Bible Moment irill keep him In perfect ¡lecice. u'hose mai}id is stayed on You, because he trusts you. Isaiah 26:3 N' Athens 256-2.П-1Й51 Ohil line 256-77MI9.U 69847 00001 Teen rescued from burning car Bv Sonny Turner sonny^jathensnews-courier.com Athens resident Billy Tarwater had just pulled up to the intersection on East Hobbs and Shaw streets when he noticed a young girl run from a car screaming for help. “At first I didn't even know it was a wreck,” Tarwater said. “But this girl was in such a panic that I knew something wasn’t right. Then I noticed smoke coming from her car.” - Tarw'ater then jumped from his vehicle and ran to the intersection where he found another young girl injured and trapped inside her burning GMC Jimmy. But Tarwater said he could not get her out because the steering wheel was blocking her legs. That is when Athens policeman Jason White who had just dropped his patrol car oft' at McClary Tire, noticed something was happening at the intersection and took ofT running on foot toward the intersection. Tarwater and White both pulled the girl from the SUV The injured teen, Hannah Elizabeth (joode, 17, of 16219 Goode Road, Tanner, was taken to Athens-Limestone Hospital and later transferred by helicopter to Huntsville Hospital. She appears to have a severe head wound, police said. Her passenger, Jacqulyn Melinda Fields, 17, of 304 Crestview St., See Rescued, Page 2A News-Courier Kim Rvnders Rescue workers survey the scene where Hannah Goode was trapped in her burning SUV. To Iraq and back ъ Courtesy photos Army Sfc. David Marbut reads comic books, above, received in a package of 4HBBljSU£ai»..Monis On-a.,Missipo. At right, Marbut In front of one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces in Tikreet, Iraq. Local man remains committed to cause By Melanie Walker nwlaniet^athensnews-courier.com Vanessa Rich was glad to see her brother, David Marbut, come home from Iraq. “I was so afraid I’d never see him again,” Rich said. After a breast cancer scare earlier in the year and the obvious dangers of war that her brother faced, it was nice for the family members to be reunited this past Saturday. Marbut, who is now stationed in Germany, returned in February from a year in Tikreet, Iraq, serving with the Army 101 Military Intelligence Battalion. “We actually were headquartered inside one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces,” Marbut said. “We had to walk about a mile-and-a-half from our quarters to the palace to work.” Barracks were of a particularly nice variety—a boat-house in the midst of a man-made lake near the palace. See Iraq, Page 2A Police charge 2 women with posing as doctors to get prescriptions By Sonny Turner sonny@athensne\\s-cowier.c(>m Two Elkmont women were arrested by .Athens police Friday accused of getting a prescription filled at two Athens drug stores after they called the pharmacies pretending to be a doctor. Sonya Hood 30, of 13894 Robinson Lane. Elkmont, and her neighbor. Karen Campbell. 34. of 13916 Robinson Lane. Elkmont. were both arrested after police found Lortab pills in their purses. Police said Hood called in the prescription in her name. Hood is charged with attempting to commit a controlled substance crime and possession of controlled substance. Campbell is charged u ith possession of a controlled substance. Detective Brett Constable said he and Detective Jay Looney investigated the case after police received a call from a pharmacist who suspected someone had called in a false prescription. “We think Hood called in the prescription pretending to be a doctor and she asked her neighbor, Karen Campbell, to drive her to Westside drug store,” said Constable. “They also went to Creekside Pharmacy and when we pulled the car over we found 10 pills in Campbell’s purse and several dozen pills in Hood’s purse.” Local girl requires emergency surgery By Melanie Walker melanie@athensnew's-courier.com Gracie Holland, underwent emergency surgery Friday afternoon to correct a blockage to the shunt probe in her skull. The emergency surgery was performed at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. The emergency surgery comes only days before a planned surgery next Wednesday. “Gracie had been suffering from more and more severe headaches,” Gracie’s mother, Chandra Holland said from the hospital on Friday. “1 decided to take her to see her neurosurgeon and he ordered an MR! which was done at Athens-Limestone Hospital. The films were read in Birmingham and they called us to come in for emergency surgery.” Doctors determined that tissue particles See Gracie, Page 2A Gracie Holland Tickets for Cooking School selling fast News-Courier/Kim Rynders Faye McElyea sells Taste of Home Cooking School tickets to Angie McElyea and Wanda Brooks. Tickets are on sale at The News-Courier office at the corner of Green and Houston street.s. Taste of Home Cooking School, set for April 14 at Athens Middle School, promises to be a fun and educational evening with opportunities to win dozens of door prizes. Tickets are on sale at The \ews-Coiiher at 410 W. Green Street. Tickets are $8 each. Home economist Michelle Roberts will demonstrate a variety of recipes including Spring Greens and Berry Pecan Salad, Tropical Teriyaki Pita Pockets, Buckeye C'ake. Blueberry-White Morsels Biscotti, and six other flavorful dishes. In the course of her demonstration, audience members will learn helpful tips such as food substitutions and shortcuts that make meal planning and preparation easier. Each ticket-holder will get a goody bag that includes a free copy of “Taste of Home” magazine and other publications, plus a copy of the “Taste of Home Cooking School Cookbook” which includes recipes to be prepared that night and many others.