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   Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - September 8, 2009, Athens, Alabama                                 Chizik rontrart $I.9M plus incentives PAGE IB  The News Courier  Serving Athens ¿ind Limestone County: .4 Community of Triidilion mid Future  .■)() l  Tuesday, September 8, 2009  Visit us online  www^newscourierxom  Inside  Today  Letdown? Subject can rile Saban  Ask Nick Saban about the possibility of a letdown when the Crimson Tide faces Florida International.  That's the kind of attitude the Alabama coach doesn't want from his players  SPORTS, PAGE IB  Obama seeks help from labor  President Barack Obama Monday appealed to organized labor to help him win the health care fight in Congress.  PAGE 2A  Subscribe  Gel the news with your inorniug coii'ee  SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS COURIER BY CALLING 232-2720  7    69847    00001  New outlet nears opening  ‘    ■    HOME  The recently added Burke's Outlet sign shows progress is being made and the store is almost ready for opening. Burke's Outlet, located in the Athens Town Centre on U.S. 72, is scheduled to open Oct. 9, Burke's sales promotion assistant, Patti Alderson said. Burke's Outlet offers closeout items from private label merchants such as apparel for men, women, children, plus sizes, juniors and young men, shoes and home items.  Obama exhorts kids: Pay attention in school  I rnni    ;iihI win' rt'ixire  WASHINCrrON (AP) - In a speech that drew' tire even Ix?fore he deliver'd it. l^esident liaraek Olxinia is telling the nation’s schtK)lchildren he “expects great things from each ot you.”  “At the end oI the day, w'e can have the most dedicated teachei>., the most su|>-portive parents, and the l)est sch(x)ls in the w'orld,” Ohuna siiid. “And none ol it will matter unless all ol you rullill your res|xm-sibilities.”  T he White House |X)sted Olxuna’s re-niiirks on its Web site at midday Monday. He’s scheduled to deliver the talk from Wiikelield High Sch(X)l in suburlxm Arlington. Va.. t(xTay. It will Ix' broadaist, at 11 a.m. in Alabiuna, live on C-SPAN and on the White House Web site.  Miuiy sch(X)l districts have decided not to show Olxuna’s sixxxh fxirtly due to parentiil opposition. Students in Athens and Limestone (x)unty sch(X)l are not rt'-quired to watch the address.  Gbiima’s pliinned talk has pnwen controversial. with several conser\ative or-gimizations and individuals accusing him ol trying to pitch his arguments t<x) aggressively in a kxxil-educuition setting.  See Obama, page 3A  It's football season in Alabama!  The biggest rivalry in college football is heating up once again as both Auburn and Alabama opened the 2009 season with big wins. The Crimson Tide defeated Virginia Tech 34-24 Saturday night at a neutral site in Atlanta's Georgia Dome, a big win for Coach Nick Saban, left, and his fifth-ranked team. The Tigers played ungracious hosts to louisiana Tech with a 37-13 home win. Thousands of the Auburn faithful were on hand, including the unidentified youngster at right, for the team's traditional Tiger Walk into Jordan-Hare Stadium. Auburn continues the season next welcoming Mississippi State to the Plains, while Alabama hosts Florida International.  NEWS COURfER/ASHLEY HARGROVE  COURTESY PHOTO/DANIEL C; TRIBBLE  Launch party set for News Courier columnist's book  A launch party for the first book by Kelly Kazek, managing editor of The News Courier, will be fix>m 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday during Art on the Square.  Books will be available at Pablo’s on Market and the author will be in fix)nt of the store to sign copies of “Fairly Odd Mother Musings of a Shghtly Off Southern Mom.”  A portion of proceeds fix>m sale of the hardcover book will go to Art on the Square, which supports local visual, literary, musical and film artists, and The News Courier’s Newspapers in Education program.  Newspapers in Education provides newspapers to local classrooms to help students leam about the community and current events. Teachers  also use newspapers to help teach in other classes, such as math or science.  The book launch party will include a celebration with free cake and canck" vvands, plus a free make-a-wand craft for the first 150 children who come to the booth.  Kazek, a syndicated hilmor columnist, said the book contains her skewed takes on popular culture, life in the South and being a single mom.  The daughter of the late Charles and Gayle Caldwell, Kazek graduated fix>m Auburn University with a degree in English in 1987 and has been a journalist for 23 years. She has one daughter. Shannon.  She is a contributing author to “Weird U.S., Tlie ODDyssey Continues,” by Moran, Sceurman and Lake,  which was released in 2008 by Bames and Noble Books. She wrote stories of six Alabama oddities.  She serves as treasurer of the Alabama Associated Press Managing Editors and is a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. She has won more than 100 state and national awards in journalism, including numerous awards for humor writing and the Alabama Associated Press Sweepstakes Aw^ards in 2007 and 2008. She also received a first-place award for Best Humorous Commentary among small daily newspapers in the Society of Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade Awards in 2008 and first place for Column Writing from Suburban Newspapers of America in 2009.  A launch party for "Fairly Odd Mother: Musings of a Slightly Off Southern Mom," the new book by Kelly Kazek, managing editor of The News Courier, will be held Saturday during Art on the Square.  Index  Classified.............v.......4B  Comics.......................3B  Ledger .......................5A  Obituaries ....................2A  L.C. Lawrence Mahlon Nunley Leora S. Putman  Sports ........................IB  Valley ........................4A  Weather......................2A  The features you love. The brand you trust.  Have il ail with thirBlaci<Berrv> Tour'  •3 ? Meqaplxei Camera *30 Ifiètìnotogy  * Visual Voice Mail - V/ Navigator-"  Athens  1207 t idson St Behind Casa Blanca  Athens  229 I rench I arms Hivd Across fron^ Wall no d  BlackBerry»' Tour $199.99  Altar 170 rtwiM r«t»w OMt SMO.W ««hiA-ITO m»L4nr«b«W(tatxi«w44l99M WRh n«w 2yr MlMMton.  Call us today!  1-800-NBW-LINE  AV m/v/Z/.w.v  In our Face  Join discussions of daily stories, current events, football and more on The News Courier's Facebook page. Some comments made during the week are chosen to run on Wednesday's Opinion page.  Join the fun!   

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