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   Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - December 8, 2005, Athens, Alabama                                 I  Let them eat fruit  Athens Ladies Civitan members share a recipe for fruitcake cookies  A  Sweet deal required  \ Auburn offensive coordinator Al Borges likely to remain on Plains jg  Ш News-Courier  Serv INC Athens and Limestone Coi nt\ : A Commimty of Tradition and Fin re  HI Rsiuv, Dec ember 8, 2005  enewscourier.tBin  ^o-o-d in^o-bfvCn  Fret Flanagan  Subscriber of the da\-  Hey, Sound OfT:  It is gwd to see the C’ity Council take actions to ask the state to honor Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr. with a marker on US 72. Fkme\er. this diK^s not provide the recognition that it appears the NAACP was asking for. With the approv al of this action, which was passed unanimously by the C'ltv Council, it does not demonstrate that the City of Athens is recognizing Dr. King.  It appears that the city council passed the buck. U.S. 72 is not a city street, it is a state highway and even though the marker will be in the city limits of Athens, the city will have very' little to do w ith the recognition.  The city will not determine where the marker will be posted nor the number of markers, not the size. I still want to see a street in the city of Athens named in honor of Dr. King.  As citizens of this community we should be willing to be inconvenienced just a little even if it means changing the address on our bank accounts, credit cards, dnvers license etc, to honor this man.  If it had not been for Dr. King and others like him, we might not even be living on that street. Let show some compassion and unity.  More Sound Off , 5A  Valley  Index  Business........11A  Classified 4<6B  Comics..........3B  Headlines 6A  Ledger.........10A  Obituaries 2A  Gladys Trixie Goode Charles Richard Michael Lester Nixon Thelma Bradshaw Tribble  Opinion .........4A  Sports.........1-2B  Valley...........5A  Weather.........2A  Daily Bible Moment  3 bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself.  Exodus 19:4  Jmestone Chape  ■tWt Cmm  322 H«\. 31 V* Athens 256-232-10Я Obit line 256-771-0934  69847 00001  •Negotiator: Delphi strike seems likely  DETROIT (AP) — A key United .Auto Workers negotiator has told local union leaders liiat a stnke against auto supplier Delphi Соф. “appears more likely than not," a UAW spokesman said Wednesday.  UAW spokesman Paul Krell said Vice President Richard Shoemaker discussed the possibility of a strike w ith around 250 union leaders Tuesday at a closed-door meeting in Detroit.  Shoemaker said “under current circumstances. a stnke appears more likely than not. That can change, and we hope it does.” according to Krell, who attended the meeting.  Shoemaker didn't give a time trame when a stnke might occur. Krell said.  Delphi spokeswoman Claudia Piccinin said Wednesday that the company is hoping to avoid a stnke.  “We're going to continue on w ith our discussions with the unions toward a consensual restmctunng plan, and that's where our focus is nght now,” she said. “We think a strike would not  See Strike, Page ЗА  2 charged after leading ocal police on chase  BV SONNV Tl RNER  sonny(a,athensne\\ s-courier. com  .Athens police arrested two Huntsville men Wednesday after a brief chase with police following a burglary' at an Athens home.  Terry Lee Crawford, 41, of 3604 Pulaski Pike. Huntsville; and Joseph Nance 111, 42, of 6001 Valley Drive, Huntsville, were in the Limestone County Jail charged with second-degree receiving stolen property, second-degree burglary and third-degree theft.  Lt. Floyd Johnson said police received a 911 call from a resident on Coleman Avenue Wednesday morning advising that someone had broken into his home and was burglarizing his place while he was still inside the house.  Johnson said Officer David Jones was the first to respond and was told by witnesses that a van had just left the home. Jones remembered seeing a v an as he arriv ed and took off after it.  Johnson said Oft'icer Doug Duren spotted the van on Jefferson Street near the Limestone County Courthouse Square and gave chase.  “The van would not stop and our officers  See Chase, Page 2A  Local woman suffers serious burns in fire  Bv Sown Ti rnkr  sonnyQ^athcnsnc^y s-courier. com An LIkmont woman was seriously injured Wednesday when she was burned over a large portion of her body during a mobile home fire off Veto Road near downtown LIkmont.  The woman. Brooke Brown, was taken from the scene by ambulance to a nearby supermarket where she was airlifted to the University of .Alabama at Birmingham Burn Center. She was listed in stable condition Wednesday night.  “It's my understanding she was in the trailer alone and had some  cooking oil on the stove and it caught on fire." said LIkmont volunteer firefighter Harold King. “She made the mistake of pouring water on it and it exploded” in her face.  Brown had third-dcgrcc burns on her nght arm. cliest. head, face and right leg, said King.  The mobile home, located on 19337 Compton Street, was damaged by fire and smoke.  King said when firefighters arrived fui the scene shortl> after the 9:30 ajii. call that the fire was out  “She lived alone, hut we’were told Iter son had come bv and had  put out tlte fire when we arrived on the scene.  He called on to report the fire.” King said.  Fhe fire itself was contained to the kitclien area, firefighters said.  King said the victim was sitting on the porch of a neighbor's house when firefighters arrived on the scene.  “She was there and talking, she was in a lot of pain.” King said.  An ambulance from .Athens-1 imestone Hospital carried the viciim to the I’iggly-W'iggly parking lot on .Alabama 127 where Medilight helicopter from Huntsv ille Hospital landed.  Seeing red  News-Couner Tashia l.ovell  Dawn Caulder, receptionist at the Limestone Farmers Co-op, displays poinsettias that are for sale at the business. One dollar will be donated to the Ardmore High School Band for every poinsettia sold at Limestone Farmer Co-op during the holiday season. Poinsettias, depending on the size desired, cost $10.95 and $16.95. Plants are available while supplies last.  Breaking boughs  News-Courier/ Tashia Lovell  Ricky Adams, of Adams and Son Tree Service, picks up limbs on East Washington Street with a front-end loader Wednesday. Part of East Washington Street was blocked while the crew worked to cut down a tree that was deemed old and hazardous. The crew worked near the Athens City Cemetery.  Hearing halted for defendant in Mooresville Road murder  From sfaff rfforts  Even though they believe he is hiding somewhere in Mexico, Limestone County authorities are continuing to search for the husband of a Decatur woman who they charged in October vyith Ramirez    Mercado  murder in the slaying of Andres Flores on Mooresville Road in January.  The woman, Dora Ramirez, 19, of 2225 Alabama 20, got a postponement on her preliminary hearing Tuesday in Limestone County so she can have a Spanish-speaking interpreter present.  Limestone County Chief Investigator Stanley McNatt said Wednesday that authorities are continuing to search for Ramirez’s husband, Ulises Reyes Mercado, 21, formerly of 1009 Eighth Ave. S.W., Decatur, who is also wanted in connection with the murder of Flores Galicia, 31, a Decatur mechanic.  See Hearing, Page 3A   

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