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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - October 22, 2005, Athens, Alabama Football scoreboard Latest prep results in Sports, Pages 1-3Bs-CourierSermng Athens and Limestone c oi nt^ : a t ommi nha of I'radi i ion \nd Fm reS.vTLRn w, October 22, 2005 enewscourier.coiti J Kathrx’n Roberts of Athens Subscriber of the day Hey, Sound Off: Does anyone in Limestone County believe it is right to separate a husband and wife who haw been married more than 55 years in two separate nursing homes, in different states none the less? Has anyone ever had to have supervised visitation to visit the elderly or their own family members? The couple is treated differently as well. One has nothing, the other lives like a king, yet in his own “prison ceil." Having to have visitors be checked in and supervised by certain family members only. 7 his couple should be in the same facility or at least in two facilities near each other. Not to mention, they could still be at home. The saddest part of the entire situation is that all these people want is to see each other. They have been by each others sides for 55 years. More Sound Off Sunday Get the news with your morning coffee Subscribe to The Seu's-Cottrier 7 232-2-’20 Index Classified...... 4-6A Comics....... . 5B Ledger ....... 6B Obituaries..... 2A Martha Ruth Biggerstaff Martha Spence Pettus David Rex Smith Martha Faye Sims SEC Preview 8B Sports........ 1-3B Weather....... 2A Daily Bible .Moment anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. Revelation 3:20 ''»r. ,122 Hwv 31 N * Alhfns 256-232-lOfl Obli liD« 256-771 .W34 7    69847    00001 Car-bike accident claims 2 Bv SONNV Tl RNFR Si mm {a athemnew s-i •ourietx am Two people were killed Fnday night in a niolorcycle-car accident near Limestone t lea Market on U.S. 72 fuist in Limestone Countv'. The identity of the Uvj victims were not being released by authorities pending notification of the next of kin. Limestone Countv authonties and state troopers were still on the scene at 9 p.m. Fnday night. .Authonties said a male and female were killed in the collision w hich occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. One person was on the motorcycle and apparently died instantlv. 1 he other victim was inside the car. authorities said. It was not known if that V ictim was dead at the scene or died in route to the hospiuil. .Authorities had no other details about the accident at press time kist night, 1 or complete details about the accident, see Sundays paper. 50 Cents Waiting for Wilma ,AI‘ I’hotu A message spray-painted on the boarded-up windows of an insurance company is shown in Port Charlotte, Fla., as the area prepares for the possible arrival of Hurricane Wilma. Dawdling storm has -loridians frustrated KFY WFST, Fla. (.AP) — Residents began fleeing the Morida Keys and parts of the mainland as Hurricane W ilma plodded on a slow path toward I lorida on I ridav. prolonging the anxious wait for another fierce storm that could hit the state by Monday. fhe Category 4 hurricane was originally expected to strike somewhere on Florida's west coast this weekend. Hut Its erratic movement left some people feeling frustrated and others thankful for the extra time to prepare for what would be the eighth hurricane to hit or pass near by the state since August 2004. “It's a hurrv up and wait scenario," said l.ou (ianimell. See Wilma, Page 3A Man, 56, accused of breaking into home A 56-year-old Arkansas man was arrested Thursday night by l.imestonc County authorities accused of breaking into the home of the boyfriend of his exgirlfriend. Billy Joe Orear. of 108 Beech St.. (iiirdon. .Ark., was charged v\ith third-degree burglary, I.imestone Chief Investigator Stanley McNatt said the girlfriend observed Orear go inside the mobile home at Swan C reek Mobile Home F^ark and then come out of the house and wait m his car. She then telephoned authorities. Nothing was reported missing from the home. Orear is charged with third-degree burglary. He was arrested by two county deputies during a traffic stop near Athens. In a separate investigation Friday, county authorities were probing three break-ins along U.S. 72 Fast near Athens that appeared to be related. McNatt said the Federal Land Bank, Jimmy's W'icker and American Lock and Storage had windows and doors broken out, but nothing was reported missing. Sonnv Turner Police say death result of hanging Athens police are investigating the death of a 23-year-old man who was found hanging from a tree Friday adjacent to his home on Edgewood Road. Sgt. Brent Constable said authorities do not expect foul play was involved in the death of Francisco Zacarias, but that the body has been sent to the forensic laboratory for an autopsy. “His family reported him missing and asked us to go check it out,” Constable said. “We found him at approximately 6:30 a.m. hanging from tree in a little wooded near his home.”    ——~ Constable said people who knew' the victim said he spoke frequently about missing his homeland and that he was depressed without any relatives living in Limestone County. Zacarias was employed at Pilgrim’s Pride in Athens. — Sonnv Turner Boys’ best friend Ncw's-C’ourier Kim Ryndcrs Four-year-olds Noah Fisk, left, and Wyatt Putman rub a puppy Friday as part of a program to learn about caring for pets. The children attend First Baptist Wee Program and were studying pets all week and teachers asked the Limestone County Dog Pound to bring animals for the children to pet. State Defense Unit from Athens to participate in day of training Members of the Alabama State Defense Force 1st Infantry Brigade that includes the Athens unit will conduct a day of training today in Huntsville. The training wall take place from from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Fort Jackson-Balch Armory on Airport Road. Officially called a Command Post Exercise or CPX. the all day training event will bring ASDF members from throughout North Alabama to Huntsville for formations, drills, classroom exercises and awards and promotion ceremonies. More than 350 members of the 1st Brigade are expected to participate in the exercise. Units taking part in the event will be the 101 St Infantry Battalion from the Muscle Shoals area, the 102nd Battalion from Gadsden and the 103rd Battalion from Athens, Cullman, Decatur and Hartselle along with members of the 1st Brigade Headquarters in Albertville, Scottsboro and HuntsvTlle. The 1st Infantry Brigade is commanded by Colonel Patrick Meagher of Huntsville. The Alabama State Defense Force is an official State of Alabama military organization under authority of the State Adjutant General with the governor serving as Commander-in-Chief ASDF is an adjunct to the National Guard; and when Guard units are activated members of the defense force can be called in to man the armories. Defense force members work closely with the local Emergency Management Agency, FEMA and the American Red Cross during times of emergency and are assigned to provide family assistance and counseling to family members of National Guard personnel when Guard units are away on active duty. Members of the 1st Brigade’s 103rd Battalion were recently deployed to Alabama’s Gulf Coast region to work with ASDE personnel from other brigades in the relief and recovery efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina and for the relocation of evacuees at Guntersville State Park. ;