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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - October 25, 2005, Athens, Alabama Un-stable?    /    ¿A    Net    results Does the spirit of a stable boy haunt    *    .    Lady    ’Cats    return    to    State; Founders Hall? Find out Wednesday U    four    others    fall    short The News-Courier Serving Athens and Limestone County: A Community of Tradition and Future Tt KSDAY, Oc luHi R 25,(2005    .    n    f    lievi    scotirier.com Samuel Mitchell of Athens Subscriber of the dav Hey, Sound Off: I would like to know whose idea it was to do away with 2 percent white milk at the Limestone County school system and serve either 1 percent or skim milk, and keep the chocolate and strawberry milk. And the food — lunchroom workers have it made now. They open up huge cans of food and warm it up. There is very little that is cooked in county schools nowadays. Have you parents looked at the menu on Sundays? And I didn't think schools were to sell candy at break anymore. Well, guess what! Sound Off policy: Not all items sent to the Sound Off column are published. Items that mention a person or business by name are discarded unless the person mentioned is a public figure and the item is not a personal attack on that person. Send items to kelly(d athensnews-couri-er.com. More Sound Off Valley, 5A Get the news with your morning coffee Subscribe to The \eus-Courier 232 2720 Index Classified 4B Comics..........3B Ledger ..........3A Valley...........5A Movie Listing  3A Obituaries 2A Artie Aron Bauer Ruby Levonia Carter Alvis Vernon Hardy Clyde Hargrove Howard Roberson Sr. Sports.........1-2B Brother against brother Daily Bible Moment 3!L et him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall 1 Corinthians 10:12 fc Mmritone föhabd 322 Hwv. 31 N * Athens „    256-232-1051 &** Obit line 256-771-0034 69847 00001 Younger brother jailed, older brother recovering from stabs wound to chest B) SONNA TlRNER sonny (a athensnews-courier. com Police said it was a case of two brothers not liking each other when one pulled a knife and stabbed the other. Now, one man is in jail and the other is recovering from a stab wound to the chest. Luis Alfredo Lopez, 23, of 17357 Harwell Road Athens, was arrested Saturday night for stabbing his brother in the chest. He is jailed on a first-degree assault charge. His brother, 26-year-old Humberto Lopez, of 11815 Stewart Road was taken to Athens-Limestone Hospital where he was treated for a stab wound to the left side of his chest. I he stabbing occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday in a room at the Day's Inn on U.S. 72 East in Athens. "It's my understanding this is two brothers who don't like each other and they got into a fight and one brother pulled a knife and stabbed the other," Bruce said. "I don't know if there was any particular reason why the\ were fighting other than the fact both were pretty heavily intoxicated at the time." I he fight occurred inside the motel room, Bruce said. "The victim was taken to the hospital by private vehicle where he was treated and later released.” said Bruce. It got pretty violent there for a while." — Eddie Kenn\. Plantation. Fla. At least three dead in Florida AP Photo J. Pat Carter Friends of Jeannie Berg, back center, help to rescue goods from her mobile home Monday in Dania Beach, Fla., Monda after Hurricane Wilma moved through the area. Wilma plowed into southwest Florida early Monday with howling 125 mph winds and dashed across the state to the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area, blowing out windows in skyscrapers, peeling away roofs and knocking out power to millions of people. Hurricane Wilma plows into Florida’s southwest coast with 125 mph winds By Mike Schneider Associated Press Writer NAPLES. Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Wilma plowed into southwest Florida early Monday with howling 125 mph winds and dashed across the state to the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area, blowing out windows in skyscrapers, peeling away roofs and knocking out power to millions of people. At least three deaths in Florida were blamed on the storm. The same storm that brought ruin over the weekend to resort towns along Mexico's Yucatan Coast came ashore in Florida as a strong Category 3 hurricane, but w ithin hours had weakened into a Category 2 with winds of 105 mph. Early in the afternoon, it was back up to Category 3 w ith 115 mph winds as it swirled out in the open Atlantic. As it made its away across the state, Wilma caused widespread damage, flattening trees, tearing off screens, breaking water mains, littering the streets with signs and doyvned power lines, and turning debris into missiles. Officials said it was the most damaging hurricane to hit the Fort Lauderdale area since 1950. "We have been huddled in the living room trying to stay away frtfm the windows. It got pretty violent there for a while." said Eddie Kenny, 25, who was at his parents' home in Plantation near Fort Lauderdale yvith his wife. “We have trees dow n all over the place and two fences have been totally demolished, crushed gone." In Cuba, rescuers used scuba gear, inflatable See Wilma, Page 2A Local officials plan to attend region summit From staff reports The Port of Huntsville and the North Alabama International Trade Association will host a new regional economic development initiative today in Huntsville. The North Alabama Region: A Globally Competitive Community seeks to build regional collaboration which is critical to sustain and expand a competitive edge and prosperity in today s global economy. Several local city and county officials are expected to attend the summit from 1:30-5 p.m. followed by a reception - Global Fest: Four Corners of the World - hosted by the Port of Huntsville from 5-8 p.m. Approximately 100 people from 11 counties across North Alabama and Lincoln County, Tenn. who are involved in economic development and education/workforce development, participated in an initial meeting in May. Randall Kempner, Vice President for Regional Innovation. Council on Competitiveness, Washington, DC, stressed during his keynote address that the ultimate goal for regional cooperation and development is “prosperity.” Based on his experience in working with regions across the U.S., he recommended that the North Alabama initiative focus on incorporating technology, building talent, vigilantly protecting our quality of life, cultivating a dynamic, tolerant culture, See Summit, Page 2A News-Courier/ Kim Rynders From left, Darlene and Robert Scott meet with their son’s kindergarten teacher Lynn Abernathy Monday at Owens Elementary School. The Limestone County School System did not hold classes Monday during which parent/teacher conferences were held. County schools host Parenting Day By Tashfa Lovell tashia@athensnews-courier.com While students got a day off from regularly scheduled classes Monday in the Limestone County School System, there was some action taking place. Monday was a Parenting Day for the Limestone County School System and it was a chance parents and teachers to discuss their students and maybe get an idea of what’s taking place at school. Among other schools, teachers were available for several hours to meet with parents at Owens Elementary School. Principal Cleo Miller said that it is a great opportunity for parents to See Parenting, Page 3A  .............................