Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - September 13, 2009, Athens, Alabama
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Tens of thousands of protesters fed up with government spending marched to the U.S. Capitol Saturday to show their displeasure.
Frugality new normal
A year after "shop 'til you drop" stopped, the nation fixates on this question: Will consumer spending ever return to levels before recession.
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Sunday, September 13, 2009
Special students need supplies
Seven students with special needs at Athens Middle School could use donations of food and cleaning supplies for their classroom.
The student, ranging in age fiom 14 to 17, have autism or attention-deficit disorder and hyperac-tivity/attention-deficit disorder. Some come finm group homes. They work at the Alabama Math, Science and Technology iiiitiative building oft U.S. 31.
The class teaches the students skills for daily living, such as cooking and microwaving food and
cleaning, said parent Lataine Key of Athens. Their teacher, Dana Grammer of Athens, also uses snacks to reward them in class. Key said.
“We tried to have parents bring all of the food and supplies we use, but it became overwhelming,” Key said.
So, if you have extra food or cleaning supplies, or if you don’t mind buying an item or two for the class, here is a list of items they could use:
Tacos, hard and soft shell: hamburger, Ramen noodles: macaroni and cheese; lettuce; tomatoes;
shrimp; chicken; spaghetti nocxlles and sauce peanut butter; grape jelly; bread; eggs; milk; flour sugar; cake mix; ctxikie mix; napkins; cantaloupe fiijit; plastic plates, knwes, spoons and forks luncheon meat; condiments; vegetables, both canned and fiiesh; rice and crackers; creamed soup; shredded cheese; Gummy Bears; chips; pies; chocolate; chicken fingers and chicken Iries; frozen pizza, pizza rolls; brownie mix, drinks and any cleaning supplies.
For information, call Key at (256) 874-0308.
Art comes to the square
Downtown filled with lovely scenes, beautiful sounds
More than 40 regional artists displayed and sold their original artwork Saturday at the Art of the Square festival at the Limestone County Courthouse Square. In addition to the artwork, the free festival also included all kinds of free art camps for the children during the day. Musicians also entertained the crowd during the festival.
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Bluegrass musician added to lineup for Fiddlers
As an added treat at the 43rd annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention at Athens State University, famed musician Aubrey Haynie will join Bobby Osborne and the Rocky Top X-press for two performances at 4 and 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3.
Aubrey Haynie is an American bluegrass musician who has mastered the fiddle and mandolin. In his career. Haynie has recorded three studio albums for the Sugar Hill Records label, all of which mostly contained songs he wrote himself. In 21X)4 he won the fiddle category at the 39th Annual Academy of Q)untrv Music Awards, and this year was named Fiddle Player of the Year by the organization.
See Fiddlers, page 3A
KALB adds to list of prizes for Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby
Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful is getting its ducks in a row in preparation for its largest annual fundraiser, the Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby.
“I’ve had a few people tell me they thought this race was for children,” said Lynne Hart, KALB executive coordinator. “But when they saw the $1,000 grand prize, they realized this was much bigger than that.”
“This annual event raises much needed funding to keep KALB programs and services ‘afloat’....sorry, couldn’t resist!” said Hart.
For each tax-deductible dona-
See Derby, page 3A
Pearl Harbor survivors meet In Athens
By Kare.n Middleton karcnSathensnews-couricr.coin Duty Yeoman Edward Borucki of Holyoke, Mass., had just typed up the Plan of the Day aboard the U.S.S. Helena berthed at Pearl Harbor at 7 a.m. Dec. 7,1941, when he heard the bos’n’s whistle and the general alarm: “Man your battle stations, Jap planes attacking, break out service ammunition. This is not a drill!”
An aerial torpedo dipped under a nearby minelayer and went on to hit
the forward engine room of the Helena, where Borucki had been only moments before. Thirty-three of the Helena’s 850 crewmembers died.
Gil Crutchfield of Tanner, a member of the 25th Division “Wolfhounds,” was asleep when he was awakened by ack-ack shells coming down and hitting the mountains behind camp.
“I thought, ‘What’s going on? They don’t practice on Sundays. Then I saw
See Survivors, page 3A
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Pearl Harbor survivors Ed Borucki of Southampton, Mass., and Gil Crutchfield of Tanner met for the first time last week.
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