The Jackson Sun from Jackson, Tennessee on September 29, 2006 · 1
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Friday, September 29, 2006
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Bum Friday, September 29, 2006 50 cents Jackson, Tennessee j a c k s o n s u n . c o m YOUR DAILY QUICK READ Ian charged in Mt-and-ran . .. TLX.:. - - EMIL10 MORENATTIAhe Associated Press Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men pray before a Kaparot ritual on Thursday in Jerusalem. The ritual . is performed before Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year which starts at sundown on Sunday. Local APARTMENT FIRE: Fire officials on Thursday were still trying to determine the cause of a Wednesday fire at a Hollywood Drive apartment complex, according to Fire Marshal Wayne Arnold. 1A JAXX DEAL: The Seattle Mariners landed in Jackson Thursday as they agreed to a two-year affiliation agreement with the Double-A Diamond Jaxx. 1A BARBECUE FEST: Barbecue lovers lined up for barbecued whole hog, chicken and ribs Thursday, on the first night of the annual Chester County BBQ Festival. IB MEMORIAL WALK: Families who have lost children will attend the annual Walk to Remember on Sunday at the J. Walter Barnes Conference Center in Jackson. IB TODAY'S WEATHER Partly cloudy ' HIGH: 68 fa&isw LOWi 50 COMPLETE FORECAST, 12A Nation COLORADO: The gunman who killed a student after a standoff sexually assaulted some of his hostages, authorities said. 3A HEALTH: A study suggests women who gain as little as 7 pounds between pregnancies can put themselves and their babies at medical risk. 6A MANHUNT: Florida police were searching Thursday for a man who shot two deputies, killing one, after a traffic stop. 6A PREVENTION: Learn all you need to know to protect yourself from catching the flu this winter. 7A Sports QUARTERBACK: The dual-threat quarterback has become the rage in football, and nowhere is that type of athlete more prevalent than in the West Tennessee high school ranks. ID Business HP SCANDAL: Lawmakers compared Hewlett-Packard's spy scandal to Enron and Watergate during a House committee hearing on Thursday. 6B ZUNE TUNES: Microsoft announced Thursday that it will charge $249.99 for its new Zune music player. 6B Living COUNTERTOPS: Learn about the new innovations in kitchen design using different types of counters. 1C Opinion LEAKS BILL: A bill co-sponsored by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., that aims to crack down on leaks of classified information to the media, goes too far. 11A Index Business . . 6B Classifieds . 3C Comics ... 11C Deaths . . . . 6A Living 1C Nation .... 2A Opinion . . . 11A Sports .... ID State 4A World 8A Local IB : Weather . . 12A Subscribe Call 423-1010 to get The Jackson Sun. Subscribe online at o " ' 090 1"1 5 1 3 5 "' i Michigan man arrested after accident that killed student from Jackson The Associated Press KNOXVILLE A Michigan man was arrested Thursday and charged in a hit-and-run accident that killed a college student from Jackson last weekend, police said. Jason Stanke, 28, of Flint, Mich., was picked up on a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident. The charges may be upgraded, officers said. . Morgan Leah McCarty, 20, of Jackson, died at University of Tennessee Medical Center on Sunday after being hit by a sport utility vehicle while crossing an intersection in the Fort Sanders neighborhood around 3:25 a.m. Saturday. The vehicle was found, apparently abandoned, Monday night near Norris Lake north of Knoxville. McCarty was enrolled at the University of Tennessee in the spring but was attending Pellis-sippi State Technical Community College this fall with plans to return to UT next semester. McCarty was walking home with a group of friends when she was struck, her mother, Pam McCarty, told The Jackson Sun. , The communications major was a former cheerleader at Jackson Central-Merry High School. She had planned to study abroad in Italy. A long line of mourners stretched outside George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home in North Jackson on Thursday evening for visitation with the family. I. " McCarty Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Church St. in downtown Jackson. A Morgan McCarty Scholarship Fund has been set up through the Bank of Jackson. People can make donations to the Bank of Jackson, 558 Carriage House Drive. The Jackson Sun contributed to this report. Visit and share your thoughts. APARTMENT FIRE Blaze cause under investigation yv t'f " t- ' J :,, '' J Alia Photos by ANDREW McMURTRIEThe Jackson Sun ABOVE: Paul Mundt, landlord of Guardian Courts Apartments in Jackson, looks on Thursday at damage from a fire Wednesday night. BELOW: Fire damage caused this apartment's residents to be relocated until repairs can be made. Seven residents displaced by fire at Guardian Courts on Wednesday evening Fire at Guardian Courts Apartments 7 people displaced, no injuries By TYRONE TONY REED JR. Fire officials on Thursday were still trying to determine the cause and origin of a Wednesday night fire at a Hollywood Drive apartment complex that displaced seven residents, according to Fire Marshal Wayne Arnold. "We are going to look at the apartment (today)," Arnold said. "The fire is still under investigation." Six adults and one child were displaced by the blaze, which occurred at Guardian Courts Apartments, located at 1180 Hollywood Drive. No injuries were reported. Arnold said statements from firefighters who worked the blaze indicated that the fire likely was caused by electrical problems. Electrical problems also were suspected in a 2004 blaze at the complex that displaced as many as 80 residents. The American Red Cross provided accommodations j; fill I Jackson " XWwooc TV: - I v . ' WW for the displaced residents Wednesday night and Thursday. Firefighters were dispatched at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday to put out the blaze, which was located in apartment 130, an Please see FIRE, 2A Mariners and Jaxx agree on affiliation By RYAN BEVITZ " When the San Diego Padres reached an agreement with the San Antonio Missions on Tuesday, the dominoes started to fall into place. On Thursday, the Seattle Mariners landed in Jackson as they agreed to a two-year affiliation agreement with the Double-A West Tenn Diamond Jaxx. "They came to us. They pretty much knew they weren't going to stay in San Antonio," Jaxx general manager Jeff Parker said. The Jaxx became available on Sept. 20 when the Chicago Cubs, the Jaxx's parent dub since 1998, announced an affiliation agreement with the Tennessee Smokies. The Arizona Diamondbacks, the Smokies' old parent club, then became available along with the Padres and Mariners. With the Padres' deal with San Antonio becoming official on Thursday, the Diamondbacks become the only Major League team without a Double-A affiliate. The Mobile (Ala.) BayBears also announced their affiliation Please see JAXX, 2A Web Extra Visit the TalkBack forums at to share your thoughts about this story. Reshuffling the deck Here's a look at the four Major League teams who switched their Double-A affiliates. Cubs: formerly Jaxx, now Tennessee Smokies Seattle: formerly San Antonio Missions, now Jaxx Padres: formerly Mobile Bay-Bears, now San Antonio Missions Diamondbacks: formerly Tennessee Smokies, now Mobile Bay-Bears Web Extra Visit the TalkBack forums at to share your f thoughts about this story. : What to know The trial for Bethel Springs ' puppy breeder Melvin Russom has been reset for 9 a.m. Nov. 1 at the McNairy County Justice Complex. Submitted photo RIGHT: A McNairy County Humane Society worker holds a dog seized from a puppy farm in Bethel Springs. Owner Melvin Russom was arrested on charges of animal cruelty. Judge won't suppress evidence in McNairy Co. puppy cruelty case By WENDY ISOM SELMER Hardin County General Sessions Judge Danny Smith overruled a defense motion Thursday to suppress evidence, property and photographs seized from Bethel Springs puppy breeder Melvin Russom in his animal cruelty case. The judge also reset Rus-som's trial on more than 30 animal cruelty charges for 9 a.m. Nov. 1. The McNairy County Humane Society seized 32 dogs from Rus som s puppy farm on June 6. Russom was slated to go on trial Thursday, Russom but after hearing an hour and a half of testimony and arguments on the motion Thursday, Smith postponed the trial. Russom's attorney, Chad Hunt of Savannah, argued that the evidence, property and photographs seized from Russom was obtained from a search that was conducted without a warrant. Please see PUPPIES, 2A All contacts with approved credit plui ttxflttwiicenw. Prices include 299.76 customer wvk ierbato in Heu of ifMem Kntme nrtM. Rates optional to rebate determined by model. Must finance thru CFC $5000 rebate on new I . Xr.f- " r JyPfffft'' 2006 Oorlqp Puranqo DE14B OAPH tor 12 months on new gQ06 Dodge Durango DE4flB with $13.89 per $1000 tlttnnrd Ihnt CFC Dealer not reaponeihle tor wrl errors Vfthmlafl wibiect to twjyjdJ

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