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   Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - August 14, 2005, Athens, Alabama                                 Bridge jumping: Old-fashioned country fun or hazardous high?  A coach’s dream  A. J. Macumber a model player for West Limestone’s Wildcats jg  The producer  Henry Benford shares wisdom, tales from his produce stand  The News-Courier  Sunday, Awasi 14, 2005  Serving Athens and Limestone County: A Community of Tradition and Future  enewscourier.com  HA/Oï/h/ûn  Maylon Chambers of Athens  Subscriber of the day  Fresh kiwis  Local youth make a mission trip to New Zealand.  Hey, Sound Off:  It sounds like a familiar story about Delphi and other companies wanting to slash wages and benefits in order to keep operating.  Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if all the management would also take a reduction in pay and perks, but most of the time they just want the poor person that does the work to make the sacrifice.  Instead, they dive themselves big bonuses.  Let's do the right thing and cut wages and benefits for all the people at Delphi — or don't cut anyone.  P.S. 1 don’t work at Delphi. I just think everyone should be treated fairly and equally-  More Sound Off Valley, 6A  Get the news with your morning coffee  Subscribe* to The Neu s Courier  232-2720  Daily Bible Moment  e havesuch an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens.  o  •'W> <W  Hebrews 8:1  ÿimeMtmt! (ohafj  322 Hwy. 31 N-Athens 256-232-1051 Obit line 256-771-0934  .7    69847    00002    3  One Dollar  Trail of bills may lead to robbers  Authorities searching for two suspects; man arrested Friday thought not to be involved  What  ’¿¿/id tji  BENEATH  ^This ain't their first rodeo. They should be considered extremely dangerous.”     Index          Classified......1    -16D      Courthouse Beat .    . .8A      Crossword......    .15A      Ledger ........    . .7A      Obituaries......    ?A      Elvie Eron    King      Warren E. Myers Sr.      Other Views ____    5A      Our Opinion.....    . ,4A      Sports.........    T4B      Valley.........    BA      Weather.......    2A           Bv Kelly Kazek   keHy@athensnews-courier.com   Deputies called to work overtime Saturday discovered a trail of money in heavily wooded near Elk-mont, leading Sheriff Mike Blakely to conclude two men armed with assault weapons are still hiding in the area.  A man taken into custody Friday “as a person of interest” in connection with that morning’s bank robbery was released after giving a DNA sample. Blakely said the man lives in Sheriff Mike Blakely Elkmont and was looking tor a site tor a deer stand.  “We don't think he'< one of the ones” who robbed Community Bank of Elkmont on Alabama 127, he said. “He might possibly have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.”  But the sheriff has not given up hope of catching the two masked suspects caught on the bank’s videotape at about 9:30 a.m. Authorities are searching in the area along Turkey C reek Road, which is where three officers found a few scattered bills Blakely thinks were taken during the robbery.  “We believe the two suspects are possibly still in that area,” he said. Following the discovery of the money — Blakely does not know the amount found — search dogs were on their way back to the scene at about 5 p.m., he said.  See Robbers, Page 2A  Looking for just the right picture on a recent summer day, a photographer happened upon a group of families at a heal swimming hole. Some children played in the creek, a few of the more admiturous teens few across the water on rope swings, adults watched and drank Ireer. The photographer also captured images of one of the more popular actieities— teens jumping from the bridge. The resulting images started a debate in the newsroom. Could we publish photos of these students involved in a potentially hazardous — and possibly illegal — activity? Would we he encouraging a dangerous pastime? From those questions, a story evolved. For safety reasons, we did not identify locations.  By Kelly Kazek   kelly@uthensnews-couher.com  /fn n a day Southerner’s call ii/ a “scorcher,” the kind when the air is sticky with humidity and the sweat never  has the chance to dry on your skin, a teenage boy went to a familiar swimming hole with a few friends. Being the most  See Bridge, Page 3A  Public to get week’s notice of government meetings  New open meetings law also requires posting of agendas  By Karen Middleton  ancnews@ pclnet.net There’s good news and then there’s bad news for governmental bodies doing business under the new state Open Meetings Law.  The Athens City Council this week  learned from the League of Municipalities how the new law, formerly known as the "Sunshine Law” will affect how they conduct meetings.  The new law takes effect Oct. 1. Alabama has the oldest open meetings law in the nation, enacted in 1915. It is known as the Sunshine law because public bodies are supposed to do business in the daylight of public scrutiny.  If not exactly bad news for public bodies, a rule that could complicate procedure is the requirement for  advance notification. A panel must post in a public place, whether bulletin board or local publication, a notice at least one week before. “Reasonable” notice used to mean at least 24 hours. The law also calls for posting an agenda in advance, but most times agendas are a work in progress up until meeting time. Work sessions require at least 24 hours notice; "emergency meetings” require at least one hour notice.  Ken Smith, League of Municipalities general counsel.  advised council members they could give a standard "general municipal business” agenda that gives the public the order of discussions u ith an explanation that the document is subject to change.  Among other changes are:  * No secret balloting. The Alabama Supreme Court had ruled against secret balloting under the old Sunshine Law. The Open Meetings Law makes it more emphatic because  See Notice, Page 3A  Farmers Market booths filled with fresh produce, wares  News-Courier Tanjie Schnmsher  “The plant lady,” otherwise known as Sue Belue, above has been a regular vendor at the Farmers' Market for 15 years. At right, Alton Schrimsher of Athens said his corn crop is dwindling as the summer nears an end. Still, he said, he managed to find enough ears to offer plenty for sale.  By Tanjie Schrimsher  tanjiedjj athensnews-courier.com  “I haven’t had a wiggle in my beans all year.”  Bits of conversation such as this, spoken by Melba Stroud, can often be heard in the din of activity at the Farmers’ Market on Green Street in Athens.  Bright and early each Tuesday and Friday throughout summer and fall, local produce growers arrive at the Farmers’ Market to spend the morning peddling their goods.  On a recent morning, all 28 booths were occupied and three other vendors set up tables in the parking lot. according toThetus Inman, an assistant manager at the Farmers' Market.  Shoppers can choose from an array of fresh-from-the-garden    produce.  Watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, peaches, squash, okra and corn are plentiful in the Market’s large green  See Market, Page 2A   

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