Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - November 22, 2005, Athens, Alabama
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I would like to respond to the people w ho complain about the smoking at the front of the hospital.
There are very few who smoke at the front o " the hospital at any given time. Most of the smokers have family in ICU and we run outside to grab a quick smoke because we're waiting for the doctor to come out and talk to us.
Doctors make rounds at different times of the day, so we arc watching for them all day.
They don't come to the smoking area to find us. Some patients have two, three and four doctors at a time, and we try to see them all, if possible.
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Clements coach resigns; banned from schools following rape arrest
Rae submitted resignation soon after Friday arrest, official says
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The Limestone County Board of Education voted Monday morning to approve the resignation of former Clements High School assistant football coach Kyle Rae.
Board members also \oied at the
specially called meeting to ban Rae from Limestone County School properties. Board member .lohn Wayne King was not present.
Rae was arrested 1 riday on school grounds and charged with second-degree rape after authorities learned that he had sex with a 15-vear-old
.Also. Limestone County Schools Superintendent Dr, Barry C'arroll said he will submit a report of the incident to .Alabama State
Superintendent Di-Joe Morton, who v\ ill a decision whether to revoke
Rae's teachmu eertifieatioii.
Rae was placed on .ulmmistrative leave with pay on fndav while the investigation was taking place. Carroll said. Rae submitted his letter of resignation Friday wlnle at the Limestone (\nmty Sheriff s Department.
Carroll said Rae's conduct is inappropriate and will not be tolerated.
He said because Rae is now a for-
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Resources needed for meth problem
Longtime congressman hosts ‘meth summit’ with DAs from three counties
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tushiuia aihensucw s-courier.com It will take communities and Congress working togctlier to battle a force as strong as methampet-amine abuse, said U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer.
( ramer, D-.Ala., called together district attorneys, .Alabama DepaiTmeiu of Human Resource officials and community leaders
from l imestone and other North Alabama counties Monday for a meth prevention and enforcement summit in Madison.
"More organization and resources need to be put vm the front line." C ramer said after the meeting.
According to statistics from
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U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer, D-Ala. speaks to a group of law enforcement officers and community leaders Monday at a summit in Madison. Pseudoephedrine packets and soda bottles are photographed in March 2003 after police raid a home methamphetamine lab in Enid, Okla.
Committee wants Browns Ferry St. named for King
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k cl I) ^(aaih cn sn cws-cou ri -cr.com Nettie Pryor lives on Browns Ferry Street.
It is a place that holds special meaning for her; a place she has called home for many years.
It is not without reason, then, that she decided to speak out against changing
the name of her street.
"That is a special place for me." she said in a meeting in Mayor Dan Whlliams’ conference room Monday afternoon. "It is easy for others to sit and say, * It’s just a few addresses to be changed."’
Pryor addressed mem-
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Athens man indictee in child porn case
An Athens man arrested after a sting operation in which he tried to buy v ideo-tapes of children being sexually abused was indicted by a federal grand Jury Monday in Birmingham.
David Edward Miles, 54, of Athens was charged in a two-count indictment that was filed in U S. District Court, according to a state-
ment from Alice H. Martin, United States attorney for the Northern District of Alabama.
Count one of the indictment states that Miles possessed material that contained images of child pornography that had moved in interstate com-
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Piney Chapel Elementary School first-grader Austen Willard paints his hand to make a turkey Monday. The children in Amanda Poff’s class made a project with the handprint painted to look like a turkey. A poem saying “This isn’t just a turkey as you can plainly see, I made it with my hand, which is a part of me. It comes with lots of love especially to say, I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving Day!” The project was sent home to parents and loved ones.
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