Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - November 1, 2005, Athens, Alabama
Rhonda Vincent to visit Athens for concert. Coming Wednesday
Bama moves up
Crimson Tide rises to fourth in BCS football rankings IB
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Hey, Sound Off:
To the person writing about the school lunchroom. You are cordially invited to join us for a “day of leisure" at your local school lunchroom. Since everything is from a can and only needs heated, there won’t be much to do.
For breakfast, we may ser\e canned sausage and biscuits or pancakes.
No need for clean-up, canned syrup never drips! For lunch, we luay serve country steak and gravy, creamed potatoes, rolls and chocolate cake (all canned of course).
We often struggle to think of things to do with all our /rcc time, but since we are £^aid to be there, we find something to keep busy.
We may sweep a little, mop a little, or maybe even wash some dishes, but of course, w ith canned food that only needs warmed there is little or no mess to deal with at all.
We won't mention small trivial things like putting up groceries that are delivered by a semi, or the endless bags of garbage to be taken out.
So. please, come and Join us for a day and see what it's like on “easy street."
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3 generations o; Cullman family (die in collision
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Lmcne\\s(^pclnet.net It was all over in a moment. Members of three generations of a Cullman family died Sunday afternoon w hen their southbound car crossed the median of Interstate 65 north of the .Alabama Welcome Center and collided head-on with another vehicle, according to Limestone County C'oroner Mike West.
West identified the Cullman victims, who were ail pronounced dead at the scene, as Virginia Ruth Nixon. 66. who was the driver of the Pontiac Grand Prix and wearing a seat belt; her daughter, Virginia .Ann Pepper, 3K. who was not wearing a seat belt, and Ms. Pepper's son, Nicholas Pepper, S. who also was not wearing a seat belt.
See Collision, Page 3A
The head-on collision occurred on Interstate 65 north of the Alabama Welcome Center, according County Coroner Mike West.
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A group of riders heads out Saturday on the Cowboys for Kids Trail Ride hosted by the Limestone County Boys & Girls Clubs. The ride was held in Minor Hill,Tenn. is an annual event.
Submit your veterans photos
The News-Courier is preparing to publish its annual salute to veterans in a special section on Nov. 1 1.
To submit a photo of a your favorite veteran from any war or conflict of any era, bring it to The News-Courier office at 410 W. Green Street, Athens, Ala., 35611, by noon Thursday.
No photos will be accepted after that time.
Please do not submit one-of-a-kind photos. The News-Courier is careful with photos but is not responsible for misplaced or damaged items.
When submitting a photo, include the soldier’s name, rank, branch of service, and war or conflict or dates served.
Photos from past years will also be published. If you previously submitted photos and have not picked them up, please do so after the Nov. 1 1 publication date.
All veterans photos at The News-Courier office will be discarded or donated to the Alabama Veterans Museum by Nov. 30.
Man injured during armed robbery here
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soiinyiu lUhl iisiivws couricrconi A 3()-year-ohl .Athens man was cut on the left Ibrearm .Sunday during an armed robbery on North Madison Street in .Athens.
.Athens police were setirehing for two men and a WDinan Monday who robbed the two Hispanic males, one 30 and the other 22. of S500 in cash and threatening the two with ti knife and gun.
Police said the 30-vear-old man was cut, blit did not recjuiie medical treatment.
.Athens Police ( apt. Marty Bruce said the robbery occurred at approximately 1 p.m. Sunday as the two men pulled into the driveway at 004 North Madison Street. He .said the two were approached by three white males and a white female.
“One pulled a black handgun and pointed It at the head of one of the two victims demanding money and mari|uana." Bruce said, “ihey didn't have any marijuana, but one of tlie men gave them S500 from his pockets and as the robbers started back to tlieir vehicle one of the men pulled a knife and slashed the forearm of.the 30-year-old."
Bruce said police have no suspects at this time. The robbers lied the scene dreiving an older model white Nissan four-door car.
Bush picks Samuel Alito for Supreme Court lustice
W.ASHINGION (.AP) — President Bush, stung by the collapse of his previous choice, nominated veteran judge Samuel Alito on Monday in a bid to reshape the Supreme Court and mollify his conservative allies. Ready-to-rumble Democrats warned that Alito may be an extremist who would curb abortion rights.
“Judge Alito .... has more prior judicial experience than any Supreme Court nominee in more than 70 years," Bush said drawing an unspoken contrast to his recent choice, Harriet Miers.
Abortion emerged as a potential fault line. Democrats pointed to Alito's rulings that restricted a woman's right to abortion. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, a Republican who supports’ abortion rights, said that Alito’s views on the hot-button issue “will be among one of the first items Judge Alito and 1 will discuss."
See Alito, Page 3A