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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - October 2, 2005, Athens, Alabama Filling the void Tide’s win costly Can you make a difference in the life Alabama loses top player in big of a child with a parent in prison? ic upset of Florida Gators ibThe NewS’Courier Sli>DAV, 0( TOBFR 2. 2005Ser\ INC Athens and Limestone Cqi ntm A Commim h of Tradm ion and Fin rfGladys Bowlin 0Í Athens Subscriber of the dayiWffF Hey, Sound Off: In response to the Sept. 28 Sound OtTitem: Anytime a street name is changed it requires new signs and 911 updates among other things and some inconveniences to residents. However, that is not a monumental task. Anytime a new street is constructed or a new subdivision is built, it requires updates in a similar manner. That's why we pay for this service for emergency services to update and make changes. Regarding filling out a change of address form with the post office, I just called the postal service and they said they would take care of that without the re!?idents having to do anything. Dr. King deserves a street right here in Athens to be named in his honor, and it should not be a small street or a back alley that no one knows about. If you are going to honor someone then we should do it with pride. I support those who want to name a street in honor of Dr. King. If Hine Street should be .so honored we’ll let those in pow'er decide not based on critics, but based on good judgement and what is best for the city of Athens. More Sound Off Valley, 6A Index Classified... .. .1-160 Crossword ISA Ledger ..... .... 7A Other Views .....5A Our Opinion . . . 4A Obituaries . , , 2A Thomas A. Blankenship Paul Massey Jr. Virginia Ruby McElroy Janet L. Moore Sports.........1-6B Valley ..........6A Weather.........2A Daily Bible .Moment '^bis is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and he giad in it. Psalm 118:24 '•Wt Слт 322 H»-». 31 .N » .Mhens 2.Чи232-1051 Obit line 2.Ч-77Ш34 69847 00002 enen scou One Doi I ar Terry in race for Carter’s seat Ex-council member makes it official; Raby also eyeing run Bv Sonny Ti RNER sonnyidatherisneyvs-couricKcom r-omier .Athens City C'ouncil President Bnan Тепу made it official this weekend he will be a candidate ne.xt year for Tommy Carter s legislative House seat. V\’hile Тепу' is an official candidate for the post, .Anita Raby. of the Cross Key community who is a past president of the Alabama F.ducation As.sociation, is said to be considering the race. Raby, though, has not confirmed her mn for the office. She was unavailable for comment this weekend. Carter, of Elkmont. is retiiing at the end of this term. Carter, 70, announced June 1 that he will not be seeking another temi. When his term e.xpires next June, he will ha\e served 36 years in Montgomery . Terry, a v eteran educator and past city council member official ly announced his intent to seek the District 5 House of Representatives seat Friday. He will he a DeiiKK'ratic candidate. Brian is an active member of many com- Terry mumty, civic and professional organizations, He IS a life-long resident of the district and grailuated from Athens High School and the l.imestone County ('areer Techmeal Center where he presently teaches Design Dratfing. Ihere are sevend other people who intend to run for the post. Others w ho have cither declared or are senously considering a run for Carter’s seat include Limestone County businessman and former Shenff s Investigator Brad Pullum, l.imestone County Ambulance Serv ice Director and C oroner Mike West. Athens Mayor Dan Williams, former .Athens C ity Clerk Mignon Bowers, l.imestone C'ounty surveyor Ronnie C'offman, county resident Eural Claxton and former l.imestone CountySee House, Page 3A 2 workers injured at nuke plant B\ SONNV IT RNFR sonnyiii athensnews-cowieKcom Two contract employees w'orking at the Brow ns 1 erry' Nuclear Power Pkint in Limestone C'ounty were senously injured Saturday while mov ing a piece of lieav y equipment. Browns Ferry spokesman C raig Beasley said the two workers were taken from the scene by •Medflight helicopter to Huntsville Hospital w here they were being treated late Saturday. Due was listed in critical condition and the other wa.s in stable condition. Beasley said both workers were employed by the I .E. Myers company, a contractor working at the nuclear plant. “T he piece of heavy equipment they wiere mov ing IS a monitor." Beasley said.’The accident occurred at approximately 11 a.m.” Beasley said even though the accident occurred inside the plant, the workers were not in the radiology controlled area of the nuclear plant. Plant officials were not releasing the names of the injured workers late Saturday Opry show will benefit vet museum Bv KxRF.N MiDDI.FTON ancncwsiapclnet. net This is no séance, but the late Tammy Wynette, Conway Twitty and Pasty Cline will live again - this time on the Athens Middle School .stage. K&G Entertainment will bring “Tribute to the Grand Ole Opiy“ to AMS on October 22 to benefit the Athens Veterans .Museum and Archives. Local vtKalist Knsty Garrison will present her tribute to Tammy Wynette while Brad Caswell of Columbia, Tenn., will perform as Conway Twitty and Margie Cumbie of Huntsville will do her rendition of Patsy Cline favorites. Also on the bill are Hartselle coach Chris Heaps as George Straight, police officer and See Benefit, Page 4A New puzzle debuts today The News-Courier is introducing a new puzzle called Sudoku inside today. Sudoku is a new’ worldwide craze similar to Rubik's Cube in the 1980s, offering a brain teaser for puzzle lovers. Sudoku has spawned books, software, Web sites and more. Unlike Rubik’s, Sudoku can be worked on paper, making it fun to work anywhere. The aim of the puzzle is for people to enter a numeral from 1 through 9 in each cell of a grid, starting with various numerals given in some cells. Each row, column and region must contain only one instance of each numeral. We plan to offer the puzzle for a limited time to see how readers like it. Today’s puzzle appears on page 18A. After today, the puzzles will appear on Lifestyles pages. To give feedback on Soduko, call Kelly Kazek or Jennifer Hill at 232-2720, or send an e-mail to kelly(a^ If readers enjoy the feature, we will continue to offer it in Ttie News-Couner. Strings attached Musicians begin arriving this week for annual Fiddlers Convention Oct. 7-8 Bv Karfn Middffion anc нем 's(apc I net. net Music, fcKxt yard sales, reunions there’s fixin’ to be a full week of fiddlin' flin. capped off by the 39th annual Tennessee Valley (TId fime ГккИсттз Convention Friday and Saturday on the campiLs of Athens State University'. fJesides the long-anticipated contests in harmonica, mandolin, bliiegrass banjo, dulcimer and old time singing, a couple of talented artists w ill tike home the coveted titles of Junior and Senior Fiddle Kings. Competition tiikes place on an out- side stage. Bring lawn chairs. In of rain, the contest w ill be moved inside the gym. Impromptu jam sessions breaking out all over campus all weekend make thi.s one of the premier events in the South. All that toe tipping works up an appetite. And w here there are those w ith hunger, there arc tiuvse to cure the condition. Visit one or more of the numerous concession Ixioths and slurp or chomp a shaved ice or a frosty lemonade and fill in the empty spaces w ith delectable vit- See Fiddlers, Page 3A How to go Admission is $7 for Friday; $10 for Saturday; or $15 for both days. Children under 12 and accompanied by parents are admitted free. Master gardener advises what to plant in your yard this fall Ncws-Courier' Kirn Rynders Rand Furline sits beside some chrysanthemums at The Garden located at U.S. 72 and Brownsferry Road. By Tashia Lov fll tashiaaapthensnews-couner.eom Martha McCracken has been a Master Gardner since 1989 and says that she loves gardening and making things look pretty. While one might not think fall is the time of year to be planting any type of plant, you might be surprised at w'hat is the truth about the matter. McCracken said that the fall is a good time of the year to plant most trees and shrubs. She said that it gives them time to establish their roots before spring. As far as blooming plants are concerned, .McCracken said that chrysanthemums also called “mums” are blooming now and it is also a good time to plant them. The chrysanthemum is a flowering perennial plant of the genus Chrysanthemum in the daisy family (Asteraceae). These are plants that you might find for sale currently at your local Lowe’s or Wal-Mart. She said that the plant can live through the winter and bloom again next fall. She also said that in late October or November, you can put out bulb plants such as tulip and daffodils, which will be ready to See Gardener, Page 3A ;