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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - November 14, 2009, Athens, Alabama Get your prep football playoff coverage PAGE IB he News Courier Sening Athens and Limestone County: A Community of Tradition and Future Suspects from 9/11 to face trial Self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be brought to trial in a federal courthouse in New York, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday. PAGE 6A Realtors: Home sales set to rise Home prices are expected to grow modestly next year and sales will keep rising as the housing market continues its recovery, the National Association of Realtors said Friday. PAGE 5A Subscribe Get the news with your morning coiiee SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS COURIER BY CALLING 232-2720 69847'OOODI 50 cents Visit us oiUine www.«newscourierxonn Inside Today Saturday, November 14, 2009 Attorney: DOC given 7 days Southern Center for Human Rights writes letter to DOC demanding Barksdale records; threatens action By Kflly Kazfk kcllyi^^ After announcing Sept. 30 they would no longer tight a court order to open records related to an inmate’s death, Department of Corrections officials still refuse to turn over the documents, an attorney says. However, a DOC spokesman says otficials have been working to compile the documents for the past eight weeks. Sarah Geraghty, attorney for the Southern Center for Human Rights who filed suit against DOC Commissioner Richard AUen in 2007 seek- yousaw 5Й?** s Dreakinsf new: as breaking news at ing the records in the death of Farron Barksdale of Athens said she is giving the DOC seven days from Friday to turn over documents or she will See DOC, page 3A Farron Barksdale New look for downtown shop NEWS COURIER/JEAN COLE The Christmas Open House will feature a new view from the sidewalks this year. Tammy and Ty Strickland bought Grayson Scott Interiors a year ago and are now making the name transition to Trinity’s. The shop features home interiors, gifts, furniture, jewelry, candles, Christmas ornaments and more. Hours are Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and after the open house they will be open Sundays in December from 1 to 5 p.m. The Christmas Open House will be Nov. 21 and 22. Elkmont students arrested for fights at school There must have been something in the air Thursday at Elkmont High School — and it wasn’t love. Two juvenile males were arrested in unrelated fights during the day. The first fight occurred between 8 and 8:15 a.m., when a 15 year old refuse;d to go to inschool suspension, said Lime stone County Chief Investigator Stanley McNatt. “He attempted to walk from the school resource officer and was cursing when he was placed under arrest,” McNatt said. “He continued to jerk away from the officer and tried to resist from being handcuffed. After he was cuffed, he continued to curse loudly, and he tried to headbutt a school official but was restrained.” The teenager was charged with obstruction of government operations, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and harassment. The second fight occurred See Fights, page 3A School bus hit by truck during stop near Owens By Jfan Coi.f Jvan ^^Hthcnsiifw Every day in Alabama, 1,000 motorists fail to stop for school buses with their red lights flashing. Most of the motorists emerge without causing an accident. A motorist who rear-ended a truck and a Limestone County school bus Friday morning was not so lucky. you saw ^is breaking news at The school bus, loaded with 11 students, was heading south on Alabama 99 when it stopped north of Owens and about eight miles north of Athens about 6:53 a.m. after picking up a student, said Limestone County Transportation Director Darryl Adams. A white, 2008 pickup truck driven by Charles Brown Jr., 41, of Elkmont had stopped behind the bus while the studcfit boarded. Another driver, Bryan Landman, 30, of Quartsite, Ariz., apparently did not see the stopped vehicles and rear-ended the truck with his 2004, red Chevrolet truck, shoving the white pickup into the back of the bus, ac- See Bus, page ЗА 26-year-old man charged with rape after his 14-year-old girlfriend gives birth A 26-year-old Athens man has been charged with second-degree rape after his 14-year-old girlfriend gave birth Wednesday, an official said. Noe Perez Leon, 26, of 18414 Alabama 99 was arrested Thursday and released from the Limestone County Jail after posting a $15,000 bail bond, records show. The parents of the girl were aware their daughter’s boyfriend was older but did not report the inci- See Rape, page ЗА Noe LeonIndex Classified.....................4B Comics ....;..................3B Ledger .......................4A Lottery.......................3A Obituaries ....................2A Barbara Eaves Herman McCluskey John Springer Sports ........................IB Weather..................'... .2A1 )R/\i>i;i{ FukNi'i’uki-: SitAh LiMps • G^ldtk Pocfeas • Sonte Ф(с1 Toy G-ons Outside    • Pietuiies • Pixe Glest • 'EtdioHiSis Taiix 'Bedding. Mcittness 6^ 'Sox Spuixgs • Stained Gloss ITanels Metal Fed ¿Jtames - Tnnn, Queen,Online edition The logo below means a story appeared first In The News Courier's online edition at О at reakiiig news ;