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   Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - November 4, 2005, Athens, Alabama                                 Happy trails    Rattlers ready  Scenes from last weekend's    Tanner High expecting a  Cowboys for Kids Trail Ride -j^ battle from Holly Pond 9A  The News-Cou  Sfkv i\c Athkns wi) Limestone Coi nty: A Com mi \in of Tr \di no\ wo Fi ri  Friday, Nov em№k 4,2605    enewscourier.com  RE  Siegelman courts labor vote  /0 j  ^o-Crd t'wö'ttfsuh/â  Nancy Hagood of Athens  Subscriber  of the dav  Hey, Sound Off:  I‘m a student at East Limestone middle school.  I think the school lunches are all right. Our lunch ladies try hard to follow by the rules, and keep us happy, but its just not the same as it used to be.  f ellow students and I believe that the food is tofu. It's lost the flavor; we have come to love. They've confiscated most of our ice cream, replacing it with slushies that can be compared to cold Styrofoam. I eat it anyways because I'm very hungry by lunch time, and it is edible, unlike what I have heard from other schools.  Thank you to our East Limestone lunch ladies.  Eighth grade student  More Sound Off Valley, 5A  Get the new s with your morning coffee  Subscribe to The Xews-Courier  232-2720  Index  Classified 4-6B  Comics..........38  Headlines 4A  Horse & Farm ... .7-8A  Ledger .........12A  Lifestyles  6A  Obituaries 2A  Joe Neal Beach Barbara Ann Dutton Rev. Harry W. Bentley Willie Hasting Ellie Littie  Religion 9-11A  Sports.........1-2B  Valley...........5A  Weather.........2A  Daily Bible Moment  '^L.et us cleanse ourselres from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit.  II Corinthians 7:1  Limestone Chapel  y  J22 H»v. 31 N • Vihens 256-232-1051 Obit line 256-771-0034  69847  nnnm  Gubernatorial candidate visits Delphi workers  Bn k vri \ Middi r ion  ancnew s a ¡Kinct.net Former governor Don Siegelman told I nited \uto Workers Local 2195 members at Delphi Thursday that if elected to a second term in 2006 he would renew efforts to keep the troubled plant open.  As Siegelman pressed the flesh at the L AW Hall on Sandy Road across from the plant site, he reminded workers that it was during his administration in 2002 that the state agreed to purchase the inactive Plant 22 as well as adjoining acreage in return for up to S15 million in economic support to be used by the company to install halfshaft manufacturing modules in Plant 23.  Delphi filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on October 8. In a reorganization move, the company has proposed cutting wages of hourly workers by more than SI 7 per hour, reducing health care benefits and closing several Delphi facilities.  Siegelman said if voters send him to the governor's office once more he would pick up where he left off in offering incentives for auto manufacturers, such as Hv undai. to do business with existing suppliers such as Delphi. I le said 150 new automotive suppliers began business during his years in Montgomery from 1998 to 2002. He said he also directed state assistance to I ockheed Martin and Boeing during that time.  Siegelman said it's “politically-crazed  See Siegelman, Page 3A  _    News Courier Kim Rvnders  Former governor Don Siegelman met with members of UAW Local 2195 members Thursday at the union hall near Delphi. Welcoming Siegelman, who is running for another term. were, from left: Ted Letson, Joe Gilbert. Jeff Dockery and George Burns.  Search for link between suspected killer, victim continues  Bv Sowv Ti r\fr  sonny (a athensnews-courier.com  Police said I hursday they have no ev i-dence showing that the 22-year-old suspect in the Halloween night slaying of Charles Newman had ev er been to the vic-tim's home before.  On Wednesday, police said they would charge Andrew Reid Lackey of Madison with capital murder in the shooting and stabbing death of the 80-year-old Newman in his North Hine Street home.  Lackey is in Huntsville Hospital recov ering from a gunshot wound to the chest that police say he sustained in a struggle with Newman.  “We don't know if lie was ever over there other than that night," said C apt. Marty Bruce. “The information we’re getting from the families indicates to us that they never took him over there. The son and grandson of Mr. Newman had not been to his house themselves in a long time.”  But tapes of the 91 I call Newman made at 7:35 p.m. Monday night to police headquarters indicate that New man possibly knew his killer. Bruce said the tape did not reveal if either Newman or his killer had a gun. He said police heard no  See Murder. Page 3A  Garbage pickup changed during Veterans week  1 he week of Nov. 7-11, due to Veterans Day, collection for residential garbage, trash and recycling will be a day earlier than usual.  Tuesday's collection will be Monday; Wednesday’s will be Tuesday, etc.  Limestone County offices, Athens City offices and State offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 11 in observation of Veterans Day.  , ,    News-Courier    Kim    Rvnders  Christine Lewis stands near the intersection of Quinn and Blackburn roads in Limestone County. This is an area she considers a problem because of speed.  Blackburn Road resident concerned speeders making intersection unsafe  BN TaSHI \ LO\ ELL  tashia(d athensnews-courier.com Have you ever yelled at someone speeding by your house?  ( hristine Lewis, who lives on Blackburn Road in Limestone County, has.  “The speed. ' Lewis said is her main concern.  She has lived on Blackburn Road for nine years and knows of accidents in the area and has w itnessed  people speeding past her honii  “We've got kids out here," she said.  She thinks a four way stop at the intersection of Quinn and Blackburn roads would help some the speeding in the area.  Limestone County Engineer Richard Sanders said that stop signs are not meant to be used for speed  See Intersection, Page 3A  Limestone grand jury indictments released; dozens are charged in drug-related crimes  From staff reports  The Limestone County grand jury indicted dozens of people during the month of October.  The following were indicted on sex-related charges: James Richard Baldwin, first-degree sexual abuse; Kyle Wayne Martinez, second-degree rape; and Gerald Edwin Rickrode, first-degree sexual abuse.  The following were indicted on drug charges: Rodrigo Martinez, possession of controlled substance; Justin David Mooneyhan, attempting to commit a controlled substance crime; Kenneth Dobber Anderson, possession of controlled substance: Ryan  N. Barrett, possession of controlled substance; Billy Joe Siniard, possession of controlled substance; Amanda Gayle Sullivan, possession of controlled substance; Tamitha Soloman Church, possession controlled substance;  Inosenia Arol, possession ot controlled substance; Roy Lee Davis, possession of controlled substance; Don Lynn Johnson, possession receiv ing controlled substance; Kristen Leigh Rowe, possession reeeiv ing controlled substance; Andrew Jackson Wray, possession/ receiving controlled substance; Dustin Corey  See Grand jury. Page 3A   

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