Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - June 11, 2009, Athens, Alabama
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New escapee photos released
No new charges filed, but suspects likely to remain in North Dakota jail
By Kelly Kazek
oned in North Dakota for some time.
Tom Henning, state’s attorney If convicted, the group could
in Stark County, N.D., said it’s serve sentences there before being possible the four people accused returned to Alabama to face in an escape from an Alabama
prison facility will remain impris- See Escapees, page 5A
N.D. CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
Angela Mink, Saturday
ALABAMA DOC N.D. CORRECTIONAL FACILITY ALABAMA DOC
Angela Mink, Joshua Southwick, Joshua Southwick, prior to escape Saturday prior to escape
In a concrete canoe its TI 11NK or SWIM
County considering request to establish Amateur Radio Day
By Jennifer R Hiie [email protected]
The Limestone County Commission will consider making June 27 Amateur Radio Day in the county.
The day is in coordination with the American Radio Relay League’s field day events in which ham radio operators test their skills of contact all over the U.S.
Joe Ivy, the president and emergency coordinator with the Limestone Amateur Radio Emergency Service wants to seeing how his group does in a simulated emergency.
Club operators play a vital role in the communications of various agencies including the Emergency Management Agency, Ivy said
See Radio, page 5A
A scholarship is set up in memory of Sarah Chapman at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
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Amber Wise of Ardmore, a mechanical engineering major at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, paddles in the bow of a slalom time trial on Monday night in preparation for the concrete canoe national championships at The University of Alabama. The team made the cut and will compete today in the finals. The other pad-dlers in the boat are engineering students Charlsie Smith, center, and Jennifer Bowers.
Cycling for disami
Athens student and fraternity brothers at UAB participate in cycling event to raise funds, awareness for people with disabilities.
SPORTS, PAGE IB
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Ardmore student s crew will compete for championship
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By Kelly Kaze k
Amber Wise’s gritted teeth and tensely flexed forearms as she paddles steadily forward give her a look of stark determination.
And while most would call determination a positive trait, in the case of a concrete canoe competition, it is only a small portion of what’s needed to stay afloat — much less to win.
Wise, an Ardmore native, is on the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s team in a contest to see which engineering students can build a boat out of concrete, then beat the competition in a race.
“I’m really excited,” Wise said. “I started about six weeks before regionals and I just fell in love with it. It’s a great wav to stay
See Canoe, page 5A
Athens man honored as father of the year
An Athens dad has been named Father of the Year for 2009 by Hands On Greater Huntsville, the volunteer center of Madison County.
Described as a model father by the man who nominated him, David McLin, a longtime Athens resident with two sons — 14-year-old James and 12-year-old Jerrott — recently received the award at a gala in Huntsville.
In his nomination letter, attorney John Caidy of Shearer & Associates of Huntsville, described McLin as “the cornerstone of his family.”
“He works two, sometimes three jobs, days and nights, making sure the needs of his family are met, including ensuring that his sons have options and opportunities that were never available to him,” Cadjy said. “David is an exceptional individual who always places God, family and community ahead of
See Father, page 5A
David McLin of Athens, left, accepts the 2009 Father of the Year Award from Dan Montgomery, honorary chairman of the VIP gala, sponsored by Hands On Greater Huntsville, the Volunteer Center of Madison County.