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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - September 26, 2009, Athens, Alabama Friday night high school football scores PAGE B1 The News Courier Serving Athens and Limestone County: A Conuminity of Tradition and Future 50 cents Saturday, September 26, 2009 Visit us online www.enewscourier.com Inside Today \ Obama: Iran has secret nuke site Obama joins leaders from Britain and France in stance on weapons PAGE 7A 'Michael Jackson Tapes' Book details star's obsessions PAGE 2A Subscribe Get tlie news with your niorning coffee SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS COURIER BY CALLING 232-2720 7    69847    00001 Naked man says killer after him Investigator: Man who took truck appeared to be on narcotics By Kelly Kazek kUly<^atbensiw\vs-<'ourii‘r.coin Limestone County authorities have issuecj arrest warrants for a naked man who jumped in the back of a pickup truck Thursday screaming, “Go, go, go — somebody’s trying to kill me,” before stealing the truck and driving you saw it first breaking news Mt www.enewflico\i*ier.tiom into a ditch. However, the man’s name is not being made public until he has been released from Decatur General West, a behavioral med icine hospital where he was taken for observation, said Chief Investigator Stanley McNatt. “He appeared to be under the influence of some type of narcotic,” McNatt said. The incident began when authorities received a call at about 5 p.m. from a w'oman living in the 3{)()()() block of Alabama 53 in Ardmore who said a neighbor came to her door and warned her a naked man was in her backyard shouting, “Somebody’s trying to kill me.” The naked man fled after the See Naked man, page 3A Students get corny at Farm Day NEWS COURIER/KIM RYNOERS West Limestone kids get lessons in agriculture NEWS COURIER/KIM RYNDERS West Limestone Elementary School students had tons of fun playing during Farm Day Friday at the school. From hay mazes to a petting zoo, students spent the day enjoying the events. Above, from left, Alex Harvey, Megan Marwell, Tori Lauderdale and Delia Dean rifle through corn looking for rubber balls. At right, Carlie Belle Winter, 4, puts her concentration into the tractor pull. Her older sister Cassidy attends West and Carlie enjoyed the fun. 1 -■ NEWS COURIER/KIM RYNOERS ‘Fake’ camera meant to stop waste of paper towels at school bothers parents By K\hen Mi[)I)i.ei()n kiiivn/^ citlu‘nsiH'\\s-i-()uner.ix)iu “I’he cameras are down,” said Athens City Schools Superintendent Dr. Orman Bridges. Cowart Elementary School Principal Janet Ptx)le ordered cameras installed in school restrooms to crack down on paper towel misuse, according to Bridges, but she never intended to activate them. Bridges said he knew nothing about the restroom cameras when contacted at midday Friday. He said it was not school system policy to take such measures. “I will have to call the principal, but I would say no, we don’t have such a policy and I am not awiu-e of any cameras,” said Bridges. After a call to Pcwle, who was out of town. Bridges phoned The News Courier to say the cameras had never been wired. “There are things that principals have See Camera, page 3A Renowned poets set for reading Tuesday at ASU Poets Jeanie Thompson and Kathleen Driskell will perform a poetry reading at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Athens State University library. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the ASU Library, will be free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the library. Reservations are not necessary. Thompson, a Montgomery native, is a poet, essayist, executive director See Poets, page 3A Fiddlers T-shirts, caps on saie T-shirts and caps for the 43rd Annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention are on sale at Railroad Bazaar in Athens and Decatur and the Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber office is at 101 S. Beaty Street at Market Street. Short-sleeved T-shirts come in a variety of colors. Pricing is: T-shirts (S - XL) $12; T-shirts (XXL and larger) $14; long-sleeved T-shirt (S-XL) $15; long-sleeved T-shirt (XXL and larger) $17; caps $14. The Fiddlers Convention is Oct. 2 and 3 on the campus of Athens State University. Gates open at 8 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday. Special guests at this year’s convention are Bobby Osborne fir The Rocky Top X-Press along with Aubrey Haynie, who will perform shows at 4 and 6 p.m. Friday. Buddy Spicher of Nashville will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday before the fiddlers finals. The convention also includes 150 traditional arts and crafts booths, featuring many handmade and traditional items. Convention proceeds support student scholarships and university projects. For more information, call (256) 233-8126. NEWS COURIER/KIM RYNDERS Hugh Ball, president of the Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce, displays T-shirts and caps on sale to commemorate the 43rd annual Tennessee Valley Fiddlers Convention. The convention is Oct. 2 and 3. Index Ledger .......................6A Obituaries ....................2A Deborah E. Eff (Campbell) Sally Campbell Clara Horton Rosa Ivey Margaret Long Classified.....................4B Sports ........................IB Show your spirit! Send photos of high school bands, fans and cheerleaders to klm@athensnews-courier.com .