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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 .   

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