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   Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - November 5, 2005, Athens, Alabama                                 Do or die  High school football moves into playoff games, 1B  The News-C  Serving Athens and Limestone County: A Commi nha of Tradition and Fi i i  Saturday, November 5, 2005  enewscourier.com  /D .1 ^<yCrcL  J.L. Lambert of Athens  Subscriber of the day  Garbage collection  Due to Veterans Day on Nov. 11, garbage, trash and recycling pickup for the City of Athens will be a day earlier than usual next week.  Tuesdays collection will be Monday, and so on.  Limestone County’s collection will be on its usual schedule.  Hey, Sound Off:  This is to the person who eggs my house aiui chairs — 1 hope you had fun because you have no respect for other people’s property.  Halloween is supposed to be fun. not for vandalizing people’s property. How' w'ould you like someone to do this to your house?  It was no fun to clean up.  More Sound Off Sunday  Gel the news with your morning coffee  SubM-'ribe to The Seu s Courier ^  232-2720     Index          Classified    4-6A      Comics......    SB      Obituaries...    . 2A      Rev. Harry W. Bentley      W. Paul Hasting      James Harold Wallace      SEC Preview    ... .66      Sports.......    ,1-3B      Weather.....    2A     Daily Bible Moment  Wtat is desired in a man is kindness, and a poor man is better than a liar.  Proverbs 19:22  Limestone Chapel  322 H»>. 31 N-Athens 256-232-1051 Obit line 256-771-0934  69847 00001  Accused killer knew family  Police: Victim’s family befriended suspect decades ago; motive remains a mystery  BV St)NN\ Tl RNER  sonmiflathensnew'S-couheKcom Athens police Friday learned that some members of Charlie Newman's family had known his accused killer since he was in the fourth grade.  But investigators said they still don’t  know why the suspect w'ould ha\e come to the 80-year-old's Athens home on Halloween night and brutally kill him.  “1 wish 1 knew.” Capt. Mart\ Bruce said Fnday as to why the 22-year-old suspect, Andrew Reid Lackey, of Madison, would do such a thing. “We ha\en't fig-  ured that out yet."  But police hope to question I.aekey onee he gets out of Hunts\ ille Hospital in the next few da\s. (')nee ihe suspeet is released b\ the hospital. Athens Poliee Chief Wavne Harper says he will be eharged w ith capital murdei'.  Police were questioning members of the Newman famiK again iTidax tiy ing to pieee together information that would lead them to a moti\e althoiuih thev sa\  Newmans killer apparent!) eame to his home to rob him.  Police ha\e said the\ ha\ e no e\ idcnce show ing the suspeet had e\er been to the \ietims home. Newman liveil alone on North Hine Street and made a PI I eall to poliee minutes prior to his death.  Tapes of the 911 call Newman made at 7:35 p.m. Monday night to poltee hcad-  See Killer, Page 3A  "She is not like Polly Klaas...Patricia was jirst as itone. ¡list as lowcl. but the difference is that the public, media and police had largely ignored her.”  — Katie Vanderford, mother if missing teen  Teen missing; mom fears foul play  Authorities treat case as runaway  Ba Sonny Ti rner  son m '(ci)/jihcnsne\\ s-couher. com Katie Vanderford is worried her 17-year-old daughter who has been missing since Oct. 28 might be a victim of foul play.  Friday, she was seen around town posting infomiation about her daughter, Patricia Wood, at area businesses and other locations in hopes someone had seen her daughter.  The teenager, last seen at her mother’s home at 17223 Harwell Road, Athens, left driving her silver 1992 Ford Taurus. That vehicle, though, has been found abandoned on the side of the building at Bob’s Quick Stop at the comer of Lucas  See Missing, Page 3A    Ncws-C    ourier    Kim    Rynder.s  Above, Patricia Wood is smiling in a photo supplied by her mother. At right, Katie Vanderford places fliers with photos of her missing daughter in businesses around town.  A&M band on probation after alleged hazing  HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama A&M University officials lifted a temporary suspension on the school’s marching band late Thursday night, but the group remains on probation while an alleged hazing incident is investigated.  Allegations that members of one section of the band were involved in hazing some of the freshman players resulted in a.suspension of the entire 230-member band.  The Huntsville Times reports for Friday editions that the suspension’s removal allows the Maroon and White to perform at Saturday’s football game against Jackson State University.  According to a university statement released late Thursday, a complaint was lodged with the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs that inap-  See Hazing, Page 3A  Silver-Haired Legislature puts the spotlight on meals, medication  Favoring home care over institutional care, senior prescription coverage, and nutritional meals for needy seniors are the main issues identified by the Alabama Silver-Haired Legislature in its session, which concluded Wednesday.  The Silver-Haired Legislature, representing the 105 legislative districts, met in the House chamber for three days, debating and voting on 60 resolutions.  For seniors, particularly those on federal Medicaid, often there is no choice on whether to remain in their homes or going to a nursing home w'hen they require more care. ASHL urges the state to increase the  See Silver, Page 3A  Courtesy Photo  Athens High School students work In the greenhouse to learn about plant development and landscape design.  Athens High School’s greenhouse provides on-growing learning opportunity for students  In the fall of 2001, Toni Brown and Carol Patterson watched a dream become a reality at Athens High School.  After' much planning and a great deal of hard work on the part of these two educators, the Athens High School greenhouse was built. This non-profit organization offers an opportunity for AHS students to participate in the plant development and a landscape design course.  As the instructor of the class, Athens High coach Jerry Davis guides his students in learning about planting, propagation, and re-potting of the many plants housed in this large structure behind the  school. They also study the proper methods of fertilizing. watering and controlling pest and disease for a large variety of plant life.  The AHS greenhouse is set to automatically regulate the temperature by sensors and strategically placed fans built into the walls. Davis shows his students how, and when, to protect the plants by using a curtain in the ceiling that can be drawn should the plants need extra protection and sunlight.  They also learn about watering techniques by studying the drip irrigation system, the mist system,  See Greenhouse, Page 3A   

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