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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - February 10, 2009, Athens, Alabama Colts take on Rattlers iii 2A arf a finals PAGE IBThe News Courie Scixiiig Atlic4is and IJincstoiie County: A Coniniunity of Tmditioii and Futu w¥rw^ Today Ala. civil rights pioneer Before Rosa Parks, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin took a stand on a Montgomery bus PAGE 5A Local crime roundup Authorities search for whoever took 9 guns Man accused of spending $800 on stolen credit card Man accused of fondling child VALLEY, PAGE 4A W Octuplets mom IDs clinic Mom who gave birth to eight babies names fertiiity clinic she used PAGE 6A T.G.I. FRIDAY’S SHOOTINGS TRlA Attorney: Was it one murder or 2? By KaRKN MinnLhTON kurfn(Su(lu‘iisn(‘\\s-c() Was it one murder or two? Jamal Woods was indicted for capital murder because he was charged with the shooting deaths of two men — Tanqueray “Tank” Beavers and Thurston Turner — pursuant to one action. Beavers died instantly and Turner died nine days later of his wounds. But defense attorneys presented evidence that seems to implicate the treatment Turner received at Huntsville Hospital to stem profuse bleeding as the real cause of his death. The state rested its case against Woods before noon Monday after showing T.G.I. Friday’s security camera shots of the moments leading up the shooting on Dec. 17,2006, and See Murder, page ЗА NEWS COURIER/JEAN COLE The trial of Jamal Woods, accused of shooting to death two Athens men and wounding a third, and the trial of John McLain, an Athens attorney accused of sexual abuse, are taking place in Madison County Courthouse, above, in separate courtrooms. The courthouse is located in downtown Huntsville. Smoother crossing on Hobbs ' • - NEWS COURIER/KIM RYNDERS While it may be a inconvenient to encounter a closed street, in the long run It will be beneficial for Athens residents' vehicles. CSX is replacing the railroad ties at the Hobbs Street crossing, which are about 10 years old. Above, Terry Templeton of CSX shovels rock Monday at the tracks. Templeton says the railroad company replaces the ties during routine maintenance and hopes to get several years' use from the new ties. Council moving forward on library ByJfnnikkh R. Hiii Ji‘iii)iit‘ri^:ithciisiu'\vs-c(HirU‘r.(‘(>ni Vhe proposal for a library to take up occupancy in the former Kroger building is and will continue to be at the forefront of the minds of council members, Councilwoman Dr. Milly Caudle said at the Athens City Council meeting Monday night. “Please be assured that we will work diligently. We want to get a library in there ...” she said. Caudle said the Library Foundation Board would meet Thursday to discuss two main items involving, first, the relative space needed and, second, a financial plan for the library project. She did not want to put a time constraint on the planning, but stressed that the matter will be handled in a “systematic way” to accelerate an ordinance to present to the Limestone County Commission, which would part- ner with the city of Athens in the project. Council President Ronnie Marks noted in the work session prior to the meeting that proposed uses for the building included a plan with a library in the majority of the building and a small portion allotted to a revenue service. Also, in the work session, An- See Library, page 6A McLain on trial John Hamilton McLain V Lawyer admits underage girls slept at house By J KAN Cx)i i: iitlu'HsiH'\\s-a)uri('r.a>iii HUNTSVILLE - A 14-year-old girl wearing a gray-and-purple argyle sweater t(X)k her seat in the witness chair in the Madison County Courthouse and answered a state prosecutor’s questions. She told how, on the night of July 4 she and her you saw o breaking new news at www.enevvscourtercom best friend ran away from home, walked for two hours along U.S. 72 to Huntsville, nxJe to the top of Monte Sano mountain in an Athens attorney’s sports car, stayed overnight at his home and caught a movie before returning home the next evening. She answered most of the questions clearly and without hesitation. But her composure crumbled when the Assistant Attorney CJeneral See McLain, page 6A GM said to be in talks for Delphi DFTROIT (AP) - C^eneral Motors Corp. is in talks with its former parts arm Delphi Corp. about taking back some Delphi factories that make key parts for GM vehicles, a person familiar with the negotiations said Monday. Troy, Mich.-based Delphi has been operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for more than three years, and like many suppliers is struggling with the shrinking U.S. auto market. I’he person said GM is worried that the plants could shut down if Delphi runs short of cash, crippling GM’s production. The person, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private, said the talks have been under way for several weeks and may not lead to any takeover of the plants. GM has had the option to take back factories in its 1999 agreement to spin off Delphi as an independent p>arts supplier. Delphi plants make thousands of See Delphi, page 2AIndex Classified .....................4B Ledger .......................7A Obituaries ....................2A Lillie Mae Ball Dickey Glenn Nickens Sibyl Lee Goodman    Leonard B. Plunk Deborah Adcock Hill Keva Marie Thompson Prude Jackson    Dorothy    Walker Curtis Lee Miller Jr.    William M. 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