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   Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - May 20, 2009, Athens, Alabama                                 Fun things to do this summer PAGE 1C  The News Courier  Serving Athens and Limestone County: A Community of t radition and Future  50 cents  Wednesday, May 20, 2009  Planners turn down request to annex large warehouse  By Karen Middleton karen^athensnews-courier.com The Athens Planning Commission turned down recommending to the City Council that a 5.5 acre tract of land belonging to Gary Page be brought into the city.  Page had requested that the property, which includes a structure in excess of 5,000 square feet, on U.S. 31 South, across from Ingram Road, be annexed and zoned M-l Light Industrial.  Community Development and Engineering Services Director Brent Meadows said the property located approximately one mile south of Nuclear Plant Road could be considered contiguous to the city, but if lies outside of the 5-mile radius for tire protection.  “There are several issues with the fire code and signage,” said Meadows. “It is not in compliance with city code and I recommend we deny the request.”  Page said he hoped to make a “boating center” out of the property and building.  “I would also want to possibly add a seafood restaurant,” said Page. “It would also be used for storage, so that is the reason for the M-l request. That would allow for opportunities down the  See Warehouse, page 5A  Man receives fake check as a part of scam  By Kelly Kazek kclly n ¿tthensnews-courit “r. com A local resident who received notification that he’d won $150,000, along with a check for more than $4,000, wants to warn others to beware this is a scam.  A letter sent on official-looking letterhead with a logo that says New York Lottery states that the recipient has an unclaimed prize from a recent sweepstakes drawing. The letter also has a Better Business Bureau logo on it.  An enclosed check claims to be an advance for processing and insurance fees that will be deducted from the total won.  The Athens man who received such a check this week, and asked not to be named, said  See Scam, page 5A  Tennessee fugitive captured  By K\ren Middleton karen@at hensnews-courier.com A Harvest man, who spent more than two days on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted List after he broke out of the Montgomery County, Tenn., jail Friday, led three area law enforcement agencies on a chase that  ended with his capture late Monday in Athens.  Robert Anthony Fusco, 27, of 219 Sarasista Circle, Harvest, is being held in Limestone County jail on charges of being a fugitive from justice, reckless driving and resisting arrest.  Fusco was one of two inmates who escaped from the  Montgomery County, Tenn., jail in Clarksville Friday. The other inmate was recaptured. Fusco was awaiting trial on Clarksville Police Department charges of especially aggravated kidnapping, especially aggravated robbery and attempted murder stemming from a home invasion.  Authorities say after Fusco broke out of jail he stole a 1996 Chevrolet GEO from a Clarksville car dealership and led officers on a chase down Interstate 65.  Ardmore Police Officer Michael Cook was unaware of  See Fugitive, page 5A  Blast from the past  Hubble  departs  shuttle  A rejuvenated Hubble Space Telescope, more powerful than ever, departed the space shuttle Tuesday and sailed off for new discoveries.  PAGE 2A  Inside  Today  Shedding light on evolution  The nearly complete skeleton of a small 47-million-year-old creature found in Germany was displayed Tuesday by scientists who said it could help illuminate the early evolution of monkeys, apes and humans.  PAGE 2A  Index  Classifieds 3B  Comics.........10A  Health..........8 A  Ledger..........9A  Lifestyles........1C  Lottery..........3A  Obituaries 2A  Alvin Earnest Moss Arnold Thomas  Sports  ..........IB  Weather.........2 A  7    69847    00001  Visit us   www.enewscourier.com   Club at Athens State hosting The Flashbacks reunion concert  Heavy rains may have postponed a reunion of the original members of The Flashbacks but fans cap rejoice: The event was reset for May 29.  The concert, initially set for April 10, is a benefit for the Health and Physical Education Club at Athens State University.  The original members of the group were recently recognized by the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.  “This will bring together the original five Flashbacks — vocalists Andy Coffield, Carlos Hall, Tim Lambert, Stan Leopard, and Gordon Franklin,” said Yvette Bolen, chair of the Physical Education Department and sponsor of the Health and Physical Education Club.  “We are very excited to have them on campus to support our wonderful organization.” The Yesterdays will perform as the opening act.  The Yesterdays, the Flashbacks’ accompa-  How to go  The Flashbacks perform at 7 p.m. on Beasley Field at Athens State. Tickets are available at Railroad Bazaar (256) 232-5800 or by calling Athens State Student Activities at (256) 216-3319. Admission price is $15 per ticket,  $20 at the gate.  nying band, will feature award-winning Athens native Mike Chapman along with Justin Miller, David Higginbotham, Dustin Coffield, Byron Jamerson, Wayne Walker and Garrett Dean.  The concert will be at 7 p.m. on Beasley Field on the Athens State campus.  I’ickets are available at Railroad Bazaar (256) 232-5800 or by calling Athens State Student Activities at (256) 216-3319.  Admission price is $15 per ticket, $20 at the gate.  Sheriff searching for owner of found horse  The Limestone County Sheriff s Department wants to find the owner of a horse picked up Friday on Shipley Hollow Road.  Someone called the department :o report the wandering horse but 10 one knew who the owner is.  The horse is a black-and-white oaint stud, said Sheriff Mike Blakely.  It is being kept at Limestone Sheriff s Rodeo Arena on Ala-99 until the owner can be ound.  Anyone with information about he horse is asked to call the Sher-ff’s Department at (256) 232-0111.  NEWS COURIER/KIM RYNDERS  Breakfast Cooked to Order Great Plate Lunches  Served from 1 1 :OOam-2:OOpm  Open 6:0Qam till 2:00pm Mon.-Fri. • 6:OQam till 12:OOpm Sat.  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