Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - July 5, 2005, Athens, Alabama
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In response to the Sound Off about buying locally, I agree that we should buy here whenever possible. But, when local stores don't bother to stock simple every day items, you start to get disgusted and don't bother to look there anymore. Last summer I wanted to buy my granddaughter a dress.
Nothing fancy, just a simple dress. I went to six different stores before 1 finally found any dresses at all. I found one dress in one of the stores on the square, but it would have been for someone in a beauty pageant or participant in a wedding. If we are going to be expected to buy in Athens, the stores need to at least make an attempt to carry the basics.
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50 CentsMan dies in 4-wheeler wreck
ATV crashes Sunday on Alabama 99, troopers say
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State troopers are investigating the cause of a 4-\vheeler accident Sunday night that claimed the life of a 21-year-old Athens man.
Colin Michael Sherbert was killed when his Yamaha all-terrain vehicle
crashed on Alabama Highway 99 near Hickory Ridge Road, 17 miles north of Athens.
Sherbert was riding alone and did not have on a helmet, state troopers said.
Sherbert worked at the Canebrake Golf Pro Shop.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home.
occurred at approximately 7:15 p.m.
Troopers said no other vehicles were involved in the accident. Sherbert
Hickory Ridge Road is located near Goodsprings just south Persimmon Tree Road.
Troopers released no other details about the accident.
State Trooper Dwight Thompson is investigating.
Thompson was unavailable for comment Monday.
It was the second 4-wheeler accident in the northwest section of Limestone County in the past two months. *
In May, another Athens man was injured when his 4-wheeler wrecked in a field off Short-Cut Road near Lester.
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Clockwise from top: Fireworks exploded over Athens Monday night as children and adults alike enjoyed the spectacle at the third annual Freedom Festival at Athens High Stadium. Nancy Bailey, aka Fannie Fancy Feet, top right, won the Firecracker Queen crown for raising the most money for Moms On-a Mission. Bottom right, Mali Hamilton has a little fun on the inflatable slide before the rain hit.
Families celebrate Fourth with patriotism, fun
ancnews(a.pclnet. net Moms On-a Mission held its third annutil Freedom Festival at .Athens High School Monday, with a whifll'of good ftxxi the sound of good music and a large American Hag draping the Athens High Sehcxtl football stadium to lure many people into the festival.
Thousiinds were expected for the day s events, fhere were stands of freshly squeezed lemonade, funnel cakes, barbecue, Hawaiian ice, hot dogs and much more. The aroma of the good ftxtd filled the air and dangled over the
sounds of children laughing, bands playing and bingo calling.
Kids could take their chance to vv in a prize with the duck pond or darts. They could ride on the train, play on the moonwalk or get cooled ofl' with the water slide. “Gotton candy! They have cotton candy,” yelled one boy to his brother running across the lawn. Bouncing boys and girls were everywhere with cotton ciuxiy stuck to their wet faces.
At dusk. Reliance Bank hosted a fireworks show inside the stadium.
Many festival-gt>ers were dressed in red, while and blue. Firecracker Queen nominees were in full get-up strutting their stars and stnpes, painted faces and fi.xed hair, but everyone had one accessorv in common, a smile.
But it was still obvious that fun was onl> a secondary benefit of the festiv al.
Just before noixt a big black Silverado truck ztx>med into the middle of the activities and reminded everyone just what it was all about. .A festival-goer leaned over to
See Festival, Page 2A
Aruban brothers freed, judge’s son remains jailed
() R A N J LSTAI), Ar iiba (A1’) — Two Surinamese brothers jailed in the disappearance of an Alabama teenager were freed Monday on the orders of a judge, but the 17-year-old son of a top justice official was ordered jailed for 60 more days.
The justice olfieiaFs son, Joran van der Sloot, and Surinamese brothers Deepak Kalpoe, 21, and Satish Kalpoe, 18, had been held since June 9 on suspicion they had knowledge about the disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway, of Mountain Brook, Ala. Ihe three young men have acknowl
edged that they were with Holloway the night she disappeared.
Holloway vanished in the early hours of May 30, the last day of a five-day vacation on the Dutch Caribhean island tp celebrate her high school graduation with 124 other students.
“The detention of Deepak and Satish K. has not been prolonged" court clerk Isella Wernet said reading from a prepared statement outside the courthouse. “Hie suspects are ordered released immediately. The detention of Joran van der S. has been prolonged 60 days beginning today.”
Wernet did not explain the reasons for the judge s decision.
An AP photographer saw the Kalpoe brothers leaving the San Nicolas prison accompanied by a lawyer.
“The day finally came,” one of Satish Kalpoes lawyers, David Kock told fhe .Associated Press later. “I've been saying this for a long time; They have no basis to keep my client in detention.”
The office of .Attorney General Karin Janssen said prosecutors are considering appealing the decision to release the Kalpoes. They have three
days to do so.
Holloway’s mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, who left the courthouse before the judge’s decision, could not be reached immediately.
Under Dutch law that governs Aruba, a protectorate of the Netherlands, detainees can be held 116 days before being charged by a judge. Van der Sloot has still not been charged formally, said his lawyer, Antonio Carlo.
Prosecutors have acknowledged See Aruba, Page 2A