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   Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - November 6, 2005, Athens, Alabama                                 On the road again  Tide, Tigers come home winners in Saturday SEC grid action jg  Rockhouse Landing  Joe Marsh’s book is history of southern Limestone County ic  News-Courier  Sunday, November 6,2005  Ser\ iNG Athens and Limestone CoiNT'k: A Community ok Tradition and Fi ti  RE  enewscourier.com  О /  ^Cr&ci fwO-tn in  Index     Classified    1-160      Crossword.    .......9A      Ledger .    .......8A      Obituaries    .......2A          Alma Kelley      Other Views    5A      Our Opinion    .......4A      Sports .    1-6B      Valley    .......6A      Weather .    .....2A     Daily Bible Moment  Ф My Falher.  if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nerer-theless, not as I will, hut as You will.  Matthew 26:39  Limestone Chanel  f с S Í22HM.3I N' Aihens 256-232-ЮЯ I Obilline256-77I-09.U  . 7  69847  00002  Charles Black Sr. of Athens  Suh.scriber of the day  Garbage collection  Due to Veterans Day on Nov. 1 I, garbage, trash and recycling pickup for the City of Athens will be a day earlier than usual ne.xt week. Tuesday's collection will be Monday, and so on.  Limestone C’ounty's collection will be on its usual schedule.  mvif  Hey, Sound Off:  I was in a discount store recently in the cosmetics department and this woman was trying on all the lipsticks, wiping it off after looking in a mirror, then getting another one and doing the same thing and putting it back in place.  I tried to find a salesperson to tell them what she waTdoing, but no one was around.  1 just don’t see how anyone could do that, know ing someone else probably would buy the lipstick she tried on.  Just be sure if you buy any lipstick, make sure it’s sealed because someone may have tried it on.  More Sound Off Valley, 6A  Gel the news with your morning coffee .SubNcribc to The Seu's-Omrier ^  2.52-2^20  Suspect charged in Athens murder  Ba Kakfn Middi.kion  ancne\\s(a pclnet. net  \ 22-year-old }lunts\ille man suspected m the Halloween night murder ot SO-year-oid Charlie Newman came back to Athens Saturday to face capital murder charges.  Huntsville Hospital discharged .‘\ndrew Reid l ackey at midday and •Athens Police drove him here to be booked in at the city jail at about 1 p.m.  Lackey was admitted to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his chest shortly after police, answering a 7:35 p.m. distress call at Newman’s North nine Street home, found the elderly man shot and stabbed to death on his den floor.  A pale, expressionless Lackey, who earlier m the week had been listed in serious condition in the hospital’s Surgical Intensive Care Unit, walked with unfaltering steps the few yards from the unmarked car to the back door of the police station.  Police had said at late week that they thought I ackey would be released sometime at midweek, but Police Capt. Marty Bruce said guards, who had been posted at his hospital door around the clock since he was admitted, reported that the suspect appeared to be stronger.  “They said he was moving and talking and the doctors had come and removed all the tubes,” saidTiruce. "‘He appears to be healing well. As far as his prognosis, 1 don't know anything about that.”  Bruce said that Lackey has not made an official statement but carried on a “normal” conversation w ith police on the ride from Huntsville to Athens. When asked what police talked about w ith l.ackey, Bruce said, “W hether he liked football, stuff like that. He was  See Murder, Page 3A  New s-Courier Karen Middleton Athens Police Capt. Marty Bruce, left, removes murder suspect Andrew Reid Lackey from patrol car to transfer him to Limestone County Jail after picking him up at Huntsville Hospital Saturday. Lackey was admitted to the hospital with a gunshot would to the chest after police answered a call to the home of Charlie Newman Halloween night and found the elderly man had been shot to death.  Delphi strike  ooms  From st\fk and wire reports  United .Auto Workers President Ron Ciettelfinger told union leaders in Detroit this past week that Delphi’s demand for huge wage and benefit cuts are a “road map to conflict” and indicated that a nationw ide strike is looming.  If that happens, it could cripple and severely hinder production at (ieneral Motors and other automakers. The Limestone County plant would likely shut down sending its 2.000 workers home possibly for good. Delphi has indicated it will ask the bankruptcy court to \oid its union labor contracts if the sides don't reach an agreement by the Dec. 16 deadline. If that happens, the UAW is free to call a strike.  Delphi is GM’s largest U.S. supplier. GM officials said this weekend it is preparing for a strike.  Meanwhile, a federal bankruptcy court judge in New York on Friday approved the Delphi severance pay plan for 21 of Delphi’s top executives that includes lawyers and other professionals.  Judge Robert Drain of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New' York also approved the company's request for clearance to pay its employees, including payments that may be required under an executive severance package that had drawn criticism from union leaders.  Last month, the company defended its decision to boost a severance package for 21 of Delphi’s top executives the day before it filed for bankruptcy pro-  See Strike, Page 3A  Monday last day for input on marina  Monday IS the last day to comment on the Tennessee Valley Authority’s plan to allow a new marina just north of the Tennessee River.  The proposal is for a privately owned marina on 91 acres of primitive T\A land on the west bank of the Elk River, including four docks with 40 covered boat slips and 10 uncovered boat slips for sailboats.  Also proposed are concrete wave and trash breaks with a fuel dock, tw'o fishing-mooring piers, dredging and a retaining wall, launching ramp and a possible additional 50 boat slips.  Plans for the upland property include roads, a park for up to 200 recreational vehicles, nature trails, a marina store, restaurant and boat dry storage facility.  Send letters to Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 W. Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, Tenn., 37902-1499, or send e-mails to Helen Rucker at hgruck-er(0;tva.gov. Bill Baxter bbaxter(^tva.gov or Skila Harris sharris(a.tva.gov.  at  at  News-C'ourier Kini Rynders  Athens-Limestone Habitat for Humanity affiliate President Daisy McCormick will attend the “America Builds on the National Mall” Nov. 11-18, where volunteers will build 51 house frames to be shipped to Hurricane Katrina stricken areas.  Athens Habitat group will join DLiild in Caoito  Bv Karen Middleton  ancnews(djpclnet. net The local Habitat for Humanity’s commitment to tithe “A House for a House” in tsunami stricken areas gained it the honor of being represented on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  According to local Habitat President Daisy McCormick, Athens is the only Habitat affiliate in Alabama to make such a tithing commitment to build one house in the tsunami areas for each house it builds locally. The commitment brought the local affiliate to the attention of Habitat International, which designated Athens and Birmingham as the state’s representatives to “America Builds on the National Mall.”  Birmingham Habitat was chosen because it builds more houses than any affiliate in the state.  From Nov. 11-18 a section of the mall near the Washington Monument will be transformed into a Habitat for Humanity construction site, McCormick said.  For eight days. Habitat staff from^all 50 states plus the District of Columbia will join with politicians, celebrities and Washington VIPs to build 51 house  See Habitat, Page 3A  Craft show to benefit Kidney Association  B\ Tashia Lon ell  tiishia(wathensnews-courieKCom  The 28th Annual Craft Show to benefit the Athens/Limestone Kidney Association will be held Nov. 10 and 11 at the American Legion on Cloverleaf Drive in Athens.  Money raised from the show will be used for upkeep and gas for the van that volunteers use to transport dialysis patients.  Eloise M. Phillips, craft show  coordinator, said that as far as she knows, as of a couple of weeks ago there w'ere 62 dialysis patients in Limestone County.  The Athens/Limestone Kidney Association transports approximately 13 patients to dialysis treatments.  Phillips said gas for the van costs $300-$400 a month.  The van runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and is driven by volunteers.  Phillips said that this could possibly be the last year for the craft show. There will be 11-12 crafters at this year’s event.  There will also be baked goods and concessions sold. It’s really a small show, Phillips said.  Among the items that can be found at the craft show this year are Christmas decorations and jewelry.  See Benefit, Page ЗА  Governor will visit Calhoun on Monday  Gov. Bob Riley will visit the Limestone County campus of Calhoun Community College on Monday to address the college’s students, faculty and staff.  The presentation will begin at 11:15 a.m. and will be held in the college’s Aerospace Training Center.  Expected topics are workforce training and education and recent construction projects at the col-  See Governor, Page 3A   

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