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   Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - December 4, 2005, Athens, Alabama                                 Rained out  The Saturday event planned for Susie Chambers was rained out. It will be rescheduled later.  Engaging ring  Tips for decorating with wreaths, on today’s Lifestyles page  The News-Courier  Ser\ [NG Athens and Limestone Coi nty: A Commi nit\ of Tradeeion and Fin re  Si NDA\, Dec ember 4, 2005  enewscou riencom  One Dollar  O j Crcyd t^v^Cr t TV Í nj,  Lisa  Subscriber of the da\’  He>, Sound OtT:  I am thankful to ha\ e worked for General Motors and Delphi for the last 27 years. 1. like most of my co-workers ha\ e worked for $5 or less at pre\ ioLis jobs. \Ve turned in applications along w ith thousands of others and were lucky enough to be hired. Production work can be tedious, fast, physically demanding and mentally challenging. And I have and could li\ e on less money, but if my company can cut my $2()-plus-an-hour pay to S9. then another company can cut a S9 job to minimum wage if they don't mo\ e it out of the country all together.  This is a fight for all .American workers. Delphi had o\er SI billion in cash wheii they filed u> restructure. The trend has been and the future goal is to mo\e all work out to the cheapest available labor source. This w ill trigger a domino effect where the local people who supplied materials to us w ill find there products are no longer needed. When out wages are slashed our neighbors will have to make up the ditTerenee if the infrastructure of our community is to remain intact and w ill not help any of us to argue about w hat we used to make and if it was fair w hen we are standing together in the unemployment line.  More Sound Off Valley, 6A  Index  Classified 1-16D  Crossword 8A  Ledger..........7A  Obituaries 2A  Thomas Benton Barnette Grady Aubery Camp Ida M. Mooty Joe W. Young  Other Views  5A  Our Opinion 4A  Sports.........1-6B  Daily Bible Moment  hough an army may encamp against me, my hean shall not fear.  Psalm 27:3  Limestone Chapel  f^cj 322 H»v. 31 N • Alhett^ 256-232-1051 vircU* Obit line 256-771-0934  Lackey hearing Tuesday  Man charged with Halloween night murder to appear in court  .7    69847    00002    3  BV SOWV Tl RNKR  sonn\'(a athcnsneus-coufier.com  Andrew Reid Lackey, the man •Athens police have charged with the Halloween night murder of 80-year-old Charlie Newman, will be back in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.  Lackey, 22, a Sparkman High School graduate, will go before  Limestone Circuit Judge Jimmy Woodroof and is expected to plead not guilty during the 2:30 p.m. hearing. Testimony from the suspect himself could be taken during the hearing.  Woodroof said last month when Lackey appeared before him during a bond hearing, which he denied, that the preliminary hearing will be to determine if there is enough evidence  against Lackey to present to a Limestone County grand jury.  Huntsv ille attorney Randy Gladden has been retained by the Lackey family to represent the suspect. Lackey is charged with capital murder.  Police said Lackey was a friend of Newman's grandson and son who live in Madison. Police believe rohbery was the apparent motive for the slaying and they believe l ackey acted alone. There was no ev idence to indicate that Lackey was ever in the Newman home prior to the night of the murder.  Newman was found shot and  stabbed numerous times by police the night of Oct. 31 inside his plush Athens home at (HI North Hme Street.  Newman was a retired .Athens house builder. He was found dead by two Athens police officers five minutes after he made a 911 call to police headquarters.  •Athens I’olice Chief Wayne Harper said that detectives continue to analyze the tape of the call but there were obv i-ous sounds of a struggle in the background. New man was heard to say the  See Hearing, Page 3A  Tightin’ Joe’ wheeler artifacts displayed at Veterans Museum  Ncws-Courier/Kini Rynders  Alabama Veterans Museum Board President Wendell Powers looks through some items on loan from the Wheeler Plantation to be displayed at the Pryor Street museum. The items pertain to the life of Gen. Joe Wheeler.  BV K VRFN MiDDIl ION  karcn(a afhcnsncu s-coiiricr.com from Shiloli to San Juan, Courtland's “I ightin' Joe" Wheeler distinguished himself on the battlefield and in American polities. His daughter. .Annie Wheeler, distinguished herself as an early Red Cross nurse in Cuba and the Philippines.  Visitors to the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives v\ill have an (Opportunity to relive both W lieelers' exploits through a temporarv loan of artifacts from the \V lieder Plantation at Courtland Pond Spring.  ■‘We are honored to have the loan of these items.” said Veterans Vluseum Board President Wendell IVmers. "I’ersonallv. I've long been interested in the life of General W lieeler and cnjov reading about his career. I feel this e.xhihit will greatl) enhance our collection of common soldiers' memorabilia, and the connection with Pond Spring adds to oiir prestige.”  Spanish-American War  W hilc Wheeler's military career began in the Civ il War, the loaned displav emphasizes his Spanish-.Amcrican War experience from 1898 to 1901. According to historic background material provided to the museum by former IVnd Spring curator, Myers Brow n, ev ents leading up to the Spanish-American War and Wheeler's involvement began in the late 1890s when Cuban nationalists revolted against  See Wheeler, Page 3A  Gen. Joe Wheeler  if*  ân  Annie Wheeler  PETA wants Limestone to unchain dogs  Bv Sonny Turner  sonny^athensneu's-couriercom  In the wake of last week’s mauling of an 11 -year-old county boy by a pit bulldog, an animal rights group this weekend issued a plea to Limestone- County to take dogs off the chain.  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent what they called an “urgent letter” to Limestone County Commission Chairman David Seibert and the county commissioners, urging them to follow the lead of nearly 80 other jurisdictions across the country — including the city of Fairhope, which banned tethering — by banning or restricting the chaining of dogs.  The appeal follows the Nov. 26 incident in which an 11-year-old boy was mauled by a dog who was kept chained in his babysitter’s yard in Piney Chapel, for which the boy was required to undergo surgery. Chaining highly social pack animals, who need companionship and room to run, is cruel because it deprives them of the social interaction that they need and can make them aggressive, PETA .said. The Centers for Disease  See PETA, Page 3A  ASU LIGHTS UP Christmas  News-Courier/Kim Rynders  With Patsy Naves at the wheel and Barbara Grigsby riding shotgun, Athens State University won first place in the Car Division in Thursday’s “Lights of Christmas” Parade, sponsored by Relignce Bank. Carla Winter’s horse and carriage won first place in the Horse Division. For more parade scenes see page 18A.   

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