Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - November 16, 2005, Athens, Alabama
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Local band on TV
“In The Shadow of The Blade," featuring the music of the local Lanny Rose Band will air on The Military Channel on the following dates: Today at 6 a.m. and on Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. and on Dec. 11 at 4 p.m.
Hey, Sound OfT:
Referring to the recent two articles about the wreck near Clements High School, the caption should have read ..victims airlifted from scene, not Med-Flighted from scene.
Med-Flight is associated with Huntsville Hospital. The other medical transport helicopter is Air-FAac which has stations in both the Shoals and Cullman.
Both Med-Flight and Air-Evac transported patients to Huntsville Hospital from the wreck scene Wednesda> night. Glad to set the record straight; will you?
Hey, Sound Off:
1, for one would not want to rob any child of the pleasure of riding his 4-w heeler. But as a fanner. 1 do not appreciate the 4-wheelers coming on my property w ithout pennission. which 1 call trespassing and making a mess of my field and field roads for w hich I have to hire someone to fi.x the mess they made.
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Daily Bible Moment
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India Inc. may buy Delphi
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.A clutch of Indian automotue component manufacturers is planning to acquire the assets of the S2d-billion component giant Delphi Corp. which has filed for bankruptcy.
That was the latest news that became known luesday by employees at the Limestone C'ounty Delphi Plant where
more than 2.000 people are employed. The news was from an article that appeared in the Business Standard.
One ot the Indian firms m the fra> is Delhi-based Sona Group, which has initiated talks with Delphi F>i buying its steering systems business in the C.S. Delphi filed for bankruptcy last month under C1iapter 11.
Sona (iroup sources, confirming the de\elopment. said talks had been initiated without iinohing iiwestment bankers or an\ other external agency.
“Our interest is restricted to Delphi's steering systems business in the I S." said a compan\ executne.
I \er since I)elphi filed for bankruptcy 111 October, the future of the
I imestone County plant has been in doubt. Some believe it will eventually close or sold. Delphi, in a mo\e to keep some plants open, has proposed that wages at the 1.imestone Count\ plant and others across the nation be cut to S4 per hour.
See Delphi, Page 3A
Lawmakers taking aim
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('.\/// \e\vs Service Jean DuBois remembers grow ing up w ith middle class values.
“1 was a product of w hat you would call a normal famiK," said DuBois,
But. she said drugs came between her and the people she loved,
DuBois. an employee and fomier client at Fagle Ridge F amily Treatment Center, broke into tears as she told an Oklahoma House of Representatives committee about the time she realized her ll)-vear-old daughter was a stranger
“1 had become totally selfish, consumed with
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my own wants and iny own needs.” said DuBois, an intake ctKirdinator and mother of two.
Meth is like that. After another rneth user killed a state trixiper in Oklahoma, state legislators responded.
With the Nik Green law. Oklahoma became the first state to require retailers to keep written records of everyone who buys pseudoephedrine, the cold medicine used to make meth. The law also limits the amount ot the over-the-counter cold remedy a customer can purchase.
Meth is cooked in makeshift chemical labs from household products, including precursor drugs like ephedrine, phenylpropanolamine and pseudoephednne. As a result, 43 states now' regulate the drug's sale or [-Hisscssion.
With meth cix)ks crisscrossing state lines to make easy pseudoephedrine purchases, eft'orts to curb production are headed for Washington.
A blanket nationwide law could prove more eft'eetive than piecemeal state restrictions at keeping melh-making supplies out of the ctxiks’ reach, said U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, D-Okla.
Under federal law, it now is illegal to sell a “laboratory supply" to a meth cook w ith “reckless disregard" for how the supply w ill be used. But the law does not mention pseudoephednne or other
See Lawmakers, Page 3A
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In custody: Detective Denzil Lewis of the Vigo County Drug Task Force in Terre Haute, Ind., puts a handcuffed suspect into a police car following an arrest on charges of possession and manufacture of meth.
had become totally selfish, consumed with my own wants and my own needs,” said DuBois, an intake coordinator and mother of two.
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meth says there’s hope
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But It's her life now that drives her to describe the \ ieki who i>nce livetl day to ilav for methamphetamine.
lhat Vicki spent time in county jails. She lost her job. She kist her child and at 33. she gained a dependency on “crank."
But 11 IS the drug-ft-ee woman she IS today w ho feels the neetf to speak. Her message; there is hope and recoverv is possible.
Wendland works for the Crisis Uenter and Women’s Shelter in Ottumwa. Iowa, and as an outreach advocate ''he facilitates Moms Off Meth support groups III Ueiiterv ille. Albia and Ottumwa.
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Pseudoephedrine packets, soda bottles, household chemicals, fuel and empty blisters were among the components found in March 2003 after police raid a home methamphetamine lab in Enid, Okla.
Vicki Wendland says Moms Off Meth helped her turn her life around and now she’s telling others there is hope.
AHS teacher nominated for Disney Award
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A’t'vi ’.s - Coi trier Reporter Marcia Day, a business and marketing teacher at Athens High School, has been recognized for her creativity' and success in the classroom as a Disney Teacher Award nominee.
Since 1989, Disney Teacher Awards have been presented to teachers who construct learning environments where students and teachers alike explore, imagine and engage in a variety of stimulating ideas and experiences.
“I received a letter last week saying that I was nominated by a student and they say it's anonymous,” said Day. She said the nomination means a lot to her.
“I’ve been honored by my peers but to be honored by a student who is anonymous is very humbling. To think that I do a job to be recognized, but because it’s a student, it’s special to me.”
Day has worked at Athens High School for 36 years. Among a long list of experience and honors she has been the career and technical department chair since 1974, the Future Business Leaders of America chapter advisor since 1975 and was hon-
See Award, Page 2A
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Marcia Day, Athens High School Business and Marketing teacher, looks over Jori Malone’s shoulder while she is studying to take the Internet and Computer Core Certification test.
Community meeting set Thursday at 6
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It's an opportunity for Athens City and Limestone County residents to get armed with the law.
• A community meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Clinton Street Courthouse Annex in the upstairs Limestone County Commission meeting room regarding city and county ordinances.
”W'e are hoping for a big turnout,” said Lynne Hart, e.xecutive coordinator of Ixeep Athens-Limestone Beautiful.
1 lart said the main purpose of the meeting is to educate the public on ordinances and how they pertain to them personally as a homeowner, business ow'tier or renter.
In the meeting, ordinances will be clarified and people will also be informed as to what he or she can do if they spot someone disobeying an ordinance.
Hart said she doesn’t anticipate the meeting lasting more than an hour, but will remain until
See Meeting, Page 3A