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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - November 8, 2008, Athens, Alabama Man charged with dog theft instead of dropping off thief took canine from dog Pound police say by Jean Cole of the 30 or so dogs living at the dog Pound wednesday night big girl the Labrador retriever was the Only one who did no to need a Home. The two year old spayed female had already been adopted and her new owner planned to pick her up Friday. But when employees arrived at the Pound off . 72 thursday morning big girl was gone. Actually what t hey first noticed was a Large Hole in the Back Wall of the building where the big dogs Are kept then they took inventory and discovered it was big girl who was missing. During the night a homeless Man and his sidekick Cut a Hole in the Fence behind the Pound peeled Back the Sid ing on the building removed some insulation and entered the Pound. After looking Over the dogs they left with big girl and two cans of dog food said director Timberio Sands. A a in be never seen anything like it a she said Friday. A of All the dogs to steal they steal one that needed a see dog theft Page 3a Billy Craig Fricks championship football round 1 coverage Page in e news courier i vote called in favor of 10.5-Mill tax for schools from staff wire it flirts although the vote on a measure that requires Limestone count ians who Are annexed into the City of Madison to pay taxes to fund its schools was 50-50 and wont be official until the Secretary of state certifies votes the associated press said the measure is approved. A Check of unreported precincts in the unofficial count Friday showed the ballot Issue known As amendment three passed statewide with 50.4 percent a a yes to 49.6 percent there was a less than 8,700-vote margin of approval out of More than 1.1 million votes cast. The difference is .8 percent which Means die race was not close enough to trigger an automatic recount. That requires a difference of less than half of one percent which Means the measure Likely will be approved. The amendment w As soundly Defeated in Limestone county where More than 61 percent voted but it passed under a state Law that Only required a majority vote see referendum Page 2a suspect arrested in winds Cape burglary an Athens Man has been charged in connection with a break in at winds Cape apartments in Athens an official said. Oscar Garcia Espinosa 37, of 200 James Road was arrested thursday and charged with third degree Domestic violence and third degree burglary said Athens police capt. Marty Bruce. Espinosa is accused of breaking into an apartment at winds Cape apartments Between oct. 24 and 29 and stealing $4,720 in jewelry and an Olympus Brand digital camera he said. The Domestic violence charge see burglary Page 3a sening Athens and Limestone county a Community of tradition and future 50 cents former hippie pens a Ballad for Baghdad by Karen Middleton a year ago a Turner told our readership that she was writing a Book about her three year experience in the a great Sandbox a Iraq. She never thought the Book would take As Long As it did to come to fruition but today she presents with Pride a Ballad for Turner went to Iraq in 2004 As a department of defense contract worker in morale welfare and recreation which she Calk a kind. See Ballad Paga 2a Courtesy Art the cover is a photo shot on voting Day Iii dec. 15, 2005. To show Solidarity with iraqis author All Turner died her fingers purple. Support veterans poppy sales from left Roger Keyes commander of the vow mayor Dan Williams and Edna Hicks president of the ladles auxiliary gathered recently to announce the buddy poppy drive which is being held today at big lots Walmart and Kmart. Buddy poppies Are assembled by disabled veterans and needy veterans to provide funds for Veteran Homes a hospitals nursing Homes rehabilitation centers and Many auxiliary programs. Visit us online coming sunday news courier planning to cover history managing editor Kelly Kazek describes How the news staff of the news courier planned its coverage of tuesday s historic presidential election. Sunday . Taliban Drew strike official says Taliban fighters held wedding party captive and forced deadly airstrikes on 6a Happy birthday to. Granddad dad and son subscribe get the news with your morning Coffee subscribe to the news courier by calling 232-2720 the nation s jobless rate is at a 14-year High Ford and general motors report massive losses As evidence continues to Roll in that the . Economy is in a recession. Page 6a Index classifieds 4b comics.3b ledger.4a lottery. A 3a obituaries 2 a Mildred Sledge weather 2a inside today jobs vanish in downturn 3 generations of local family share sunday As a birthday by Jean Cole at first glance Jimmy Jamik and Jayden Gilbert of Athens share the same smile and the same ears. The father son and grandson also share another likeness the same birthday nov. 9. On sunday Jimmy will turn 52, Jamik will turn 30 and Jayden will turn 3. A we re going to have an ice Cream party for him a Jimmy says of Jayden who is clutching his skateboard inside his grandfathers Home on Monroe Street. A a he a not old enough yet to have any other kind of party a Jimmy jokes. Mathematicians say the Odds of sharing a birthday with a Parent or anyone else Are one in 365. The Odds of three family members sharing the same birthday Are 1 in about 133,000. A it Wasny to planned it just worked out that Way a Jimmy said. A i used to Tell people i planned it though a he joked. Jamik can Only smile and shake his head. Jayden does no to know his Grandfather is a ladder yet. See birthday Page 3a news courier Jean Cole what Are the chances of a Grandfather father and grandson All sharing the same birthday Jimmy left Jayden Center and Jamik Gilbert of Athens do

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