Fort Payne Times Journal, November 13, 2007

Fort Payne Times Journal

November 13, 2007

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Fort Payne Times Journal (Newspaper) - November 13, 2007, Fort Payne, Alabama TODAY: Warm with some sun. High, 72; Low, 50. Details 2 November 13^2007 M ^T"l DEKALB COUNTY'S TT OLDEST NEWSP TIMES-JOUR ONI JNK:; PAPER Only 50 cents TUESDAY Plainview at Leeds TODAYS HEADLINES Fort Payne at Johnson IN THE HUNT FOUR TEAMS REMAIN IN PLAYOFFS INSIDE SPORTS Fyffe at Tanner Valley Head at Shoals Chr. Near The Limit Industrial recruiters are nearing the $750 million limit the state can borrow to lure new business investment to Alabama. A commission chaired by Gov. Bob Riley has borrowed $610 million, leaving $140 million in borrowing capacity. � Page 3 Coming Wednesday The only problem my family has jat Tfanksgiv-ing timels "Having enough oven space to hold the endless array of dishes we prepare. Even with double ovens, space is at a premium since one entire oven is usually taken by the turkey. � Food Paul Finebaum So you think Texas A&M still wants Tommy Tuberville? Nothing like laying an egg in the weekend's biggest college football game and losing by 25 to your second biggest rival as your club apparently quits on you down the stretch while blowing a possible shot at the Sugar Bowl. � Page 2 MARKET The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 55 points Monday. � Page 2 INSIDE Calendar..................5 Classified.................9 Comics...................8 Dear Abby................2 Obituaries.................3 Opinion...................4 Sports......................6 Stock Report..............2 TV Guide.................2 Vol. 129, No. 225 To subscribe, call (256) 845- 2550 or 1-800-34TIMES Man electrocuted in workshop Coroner says there was electrical problem By Jared Felkins [email protected] A Fyffe man was apparently Wilson said Randall Nelson around 11:45 p.m electrocuted while working in his Scharrer, 47, was pronounced dead "Apparently there was a short in autopsy. DeKalb County investiga- shop Friday night, according to at the scene. Wilson said he was the equipment he was using," tors and Fyffe officers are investi DeKalb Coroner Tom Wilson. found in his mother's workshop Wilson said. "His mother saw the gating the incident. lights on in the shop and found him there." Scharrer's body was not sent for SERVICE FOR ONE Child support record set � Collections are nearly $5 million this year, pass previous years' amounts By Jared Felkins [email protected] Child support collections this year in DeKalb and Cherokee countiefg stand at an all-time high at nearly $5 million, according to District Attorney Mike O'Dell. The $4.9 million recovered by the local Child Support Recovery Unit exceeds last year's total of $4.6 million. O'Dell said fiscal year statistics indicate the local unit has collected nearly $31 million since 2000. "These are pretty astounding numbers for a rural community such as ours," O'Dell said. "It is a remarkable feat by the entire Unit that they were able to recover such a significant and record-breaking amount. We just missed reaching the $5 million plateau, and the pressure is on the unit to do just that next year." The Child Support Team is comprised of members from the Department of Human Resources, the circuit clerk's office, local judges and the district attorney's offices in both counties. "We have gone from four child support employees in the district Mike O'Dell Times-Journal photo by Dusty Plunkett Jeff Stuckey spends part of his day off from school playing tennis with friends in Fort Payne. � See Collections, 3 Child Support Collections � The following is a breakdown by years of child support collections In DeKalb and Cherokee counties: 1999-00 .............$3 million 2000-01 ...........$3.2 million' 2001-02 ...........$3.4 million 2002-03 ...........$3.6 million 200304 ...........$4.0 million 2004-05 ...........$4.4 million. 2005-06 ...........$4.6 million 2006-07 ...........$4.9 million New T-J Web site goes live �Newspaper takes advantage of increasing technological advancements Staff Reports The Times-Journal has listened, and responded. As technology continues to alter the way consumers gather information, the Times-Journal is meeting that demand and going further as the leading information source in DeKalb County. is revamped, renewed and reenergized as a method to learn all there is to know about the area, through breaking news, full-page availability, photo buying and so much more. The new Web site was launched over the weekend and will continue to be upgraded through the coining days and weeks. "We are so pleased with the new design of, but more importantly, we are pleased we can offer yet another first-rate way to deliver information to our community," Times-Journal Publisher J.D. Davidson said. "As technology continues to improve, the people of DeKalb County can be certain we will improve along with � See Site, 3 ;