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   Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - September 1, 2005, Athens, Alabama                                 Fried tomatoes  After 12 years of trying, one woman found the perfect recipe  Capable hands  Athens’ youthful receivers making big plays for Golden Eagles  me (сырс i Dig piays ТОГ иокюп tagies    IB  ТШ News-Courier  Serving Athens and Limestone County: A Community of Tradition and Future  Гпикмт, Si i'ii Mm u I, 2005  cncwscourier.com  ^O-Q-d/  Lloyd Cuskaden of Athens  Subscriber of the day  Hey, Sound Off:  I think the employees of Delphi have all relieved some black eyes because of a few bad apples.  But the facts are, we do not make $ 130,000 per year with our benefits. On average, the annual pay is more in line with $50,000. That leaves $80,000 per year for benefits.  Now that is just ridiculous. Even General Motors knows this just a bald face lie to earn the sympathy of the general public.  Maybe we should start telling that the management on our site averages about $750,000 per year. And that management in Detroit make in the area of $2 million per year.  And any working person anywhere would know that this is not the case.  So don’t think we make too much and should take a pay cut.  More Sound Off  VaUey, 5A  Get the news with your morning coffee  Subscribe to The News-Couri\  232-2720  Index  Business IDA  Classified 5-8B  Comics..........4B  Headlines 6A  Ledger..........7A  Lifestyles 9A  Obituaries 2A  Helen Kennemer Brenda Meechling Bertha Lee Malone Pipes  Opinion .........4A  Sports.........1-3B  Valley ..........5A  Weather.........2A  Daily Bible Moment  nd the man bowed down his head, and worshiped the Lord.  о  ■<Wi Aw'’  Genesis 24:26  ШпШте  322 Hwy.3IN*Atk«M 25S-232-1051 0Ы1 Uk 236-Л1-0934  7    698    47    0  3001  Maund  Limestone residents made a rush to gas pumps still marked below $2.50 Wednesday after many other retailers raised prices to $2.79. Lines formed at Murphy USA at Wal-Mart and Wavaho on U.S. 31. Readers tell if they think Katrina will effect prices and if the government should act:  “I don’t think prices should be artificially set. Supply and demand should do it. The system works better that way.”  — Doug Maund,  Athens  “I think (Katrina) will effect it a bunch. I wouldn’t be surprised if gas was $3 a gallon within a few weeks. As far as the government, I think the government could put a stop to some of it if they wanted to.” — Eric Davis, Limestone County  “Yes, (Katrina’s) going to effect it, which it already has. 1 just think that they should basically go into the reserves to relieve the high prices of gas.”  —^ Francene Wiler,  Athens  “I think they should and they could and I feel it’s going to go to $3.”  — Larry Tucker,  Athens  Davis  News-Courier/Kim Rynders  Cars converge on Murphy USA at Wal-Mart, where prices were still below $2.44 per gallon at 4 p.m. Wednesday.  More Katrina stories inside today  Wiler  >  >  >  >  Tucker  Thousands believed dead in New Orleans 3A State pecan, peanut crops suffer heavy losses 5A Administration to release oil from reserves 10A . Truckers mobilize to deliver storm aid    10A  Troopers warn gas scare in Southwest Alabama 5A  > President views storm devastation from air 11A Storm delays grain, other farm exports 11A Navy sends four ships to aid storm victims 11A Refugees sent by bus to Astrodome    11A  World express shock at storm damage 7A  Katrina’s devastation means rationing to  ?some gas retailers — can consumers take much more?  Energy markets still unstable — gas prices soar to $3 per gallon  By Daniel Yee  Associated Press Writer  Gasoline prices surged above $3 a gallon in many parts of the country Wednesday and shortages cropped up in some areas as supply disruptions from Hurricane Katrina widened.  Gas prices jumped by more than 50 cents a gallon overnight in Ohio, 40 cents in Georgia and 30 cents in Maine. The increases followed price spikes on wholesale and futures markets after the hurricane knocked off-line refineries and pipeline links along the Gulf Coast that provide about a third of the country’s gasoline supplies.  Concerns are now mounting over limited supplies of gasoline, including the possible return of long lines and gas rationing reminiscent of the 1970s gas crisis.  “There is a possibility that we will see some form of rationing with the conditions being as bad cmt worse than many people thought,” said Fred Allvine, an oil industry expert with the Georgia Institute of Technology.  This week’s increase come on top of a 40 percent pnce rise in the last year that pushed up the average retail price of unleaded regular to $2.61 a gallon nationwide last week, Energy Department figures show.  Analysts said the squeeze should See Gas prices. Page 2A  Man charged with assault of policeman  A man who authorities said was drunk and disorderly Tuesday night was arrested and charged qfter he grabbed a police officer by the neck.  Athens Police Capt. Marty Bruce said Earl Wayne Hazelwood, 50, of 29291 8th Av'“., Ardmore, was charged with second-degree assault and public intoxication.  “He was drunk in Captain Ds,” Bruce said.  The man was cursing and loud when off-duty police officer Wesley Jarrett told the man to calm down, he said.  “The man grabbed him and tried choking him,” Bruce said. “Officer Jarrett gained control of him and held him until officers got there and he was arrested.”  Hazelwood was transferred to Limestone County jail on $5,500 bond.  In an unrelated incident, a man living on North Jefferson Street reported a white male came to his door and robbed him, Bruce said.  The victim said the man knocked on the door and tried to sell him some items.  When he refused to buy anything, the suspect demanded money.  “The victim pulled money out of his pants pocket and the man grabbed it and took off,” Bruce said.  Police have a suspect but have not made an arrest in the case.  — Kelly Kazek  News-Courier raising funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina  Employees of The News-Courier are raising money for victims of Hurricane Katrina and are requesting donations from the community. In addition, we are offering readers the chance to send well wishes and encouragement to the communities devastated by this catastrophe.  If you would like to write or e-mail a  note to any of the victims, send it to The New's-Cuurier at 410 W. Green Street, .Athens, Ala., 35611 or e-mail to  kelly@athensnews-courier.com .  We will publish the notes in a special section Sunday and mail copies to the governors of affected states.  If you know of students or organiza  tions collecting money, take a pnoto and send it to us. We have heard Ardmore High School has already begun such a drive. We will include those photos in the special section also. To make donations at The News-Courier. simply stop by the office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Fnday.  Sign of new things to come  The new Southern Family Market sign replaces the Winn-Dixie sign at the location on U.S. 31 in Athens. The business has been closed to the public for the past several days and will reopen today operating as Southern Family Market. Food World Is already operating as Southern Family Market. The two businesses have been purchased by C & S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.  News-Couner/ Kim Rynders   

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