The Rutherford Courier from Smyrna, Tennessee on October 29, 1992 · 1
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-i .1 li H s Smyrna volleyballers falll in region tourney -Sports, 6tst Year Vol. 44 NEWSLINE Bean Dinner is set for Friday The Smyrna Senior Citi xeni Annual Bean Dinner wilt bo held on Friday from 11 ajn. until 2 p.m. at the Methodist Fellowship Hall in Smyrna. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2410 far children. Tickets can bo .purchased at the' Smyrna Senior Citizens Center or at the door. For more information call 459-4839. Benefit set for Earjine Sam Lynch yA.. benefit.. fiirlocaL reridenL Eariine (Sam) Lynch, who ie 62 and has multiple cleroais and ia .a wheelchair, will ha held Nov. . 7 at the La Vergns Civic Auditorium. There will be . a yard sale and gospel Binging, with refreshments sold yard sale starts at 7 ajn. and the tinging will start at 7 p.m. The groups are The Heartbeats from Woodbury, Son Eddy from Smyrna, . Faithfully Hie from Murfreesboro and. Wanda Winfrea from Murfreesboro. Admission is free, and a lover offering will be taken. Yard tale items are needed, and they will be picked up, and anyone interested should call Gibson at 793-9528 or Barrett at 459-0359. Smyrna Middle to play on Halloween V- , IS tr- j. . , V " l. Smyrna Middle's football team wffl boat Corbin, Ky., on Saturday at 2 p.m. Smyrna Middle ie 7-0 an. the year, .while the Kentucky team is 8-1. Junior basketball coaches to meet Smyrna Junior Basketball coaches will be meeting at School on Smyrna Elementary Monday at 6:30 pun. - Ps for basketball Sign ups set 8myrna Junior Basketball ayrna Ju be holdi: will ng sign ups on Tuesday at Smyrna Elemen tary School f from 6:30-8 pjn, mi Nov. 7 from 9 ajn. until noon at Smyrna Elementary, . on Nov. 10 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Smyrna Elementary, fun day and the i Nov. 14 from last sign up will bo 10 am. until 8 pm. at Smyrna Middle, and there will be i and prizee along with tl basketball sign ups. SLAG accepting holiday donations Donations are ' needed for repairable - tricycles,- bicycles, . The ecootera and wagons. These donations ere being accepted fay the 8myrnaLa Verghe Assistance Coalition (SLAC), and will be given to SmyraaLa Vergns children at Christmastime. For more, information call 459-2099. Health Fair set at' Senior Center Tha Smyrna Senior Citi-sene Center will be sponsoring a Health Fair on Nov. 6 from 9:30 am. until 120 pm. at the Senior Citisens Center. Flu shots will be given, and tha cost far flu shots Is $7.39. You dont have to be a member of the Senior Citizens to attend, and for more information call 459-4839. (See Newsline, page 2A) INSIDE Church. Classified. Comics. Lifestyles. Opinion. 'Sports'. ty If you would Sko to tubterfoo to Tito Ruthorford Courior. call 459-3868 between 8 am. and 5 lim Monday through Friday. . i.- 6A Scnv&tf ... Sutpuui. da'VenQc flHDS r . vownmpnanwfrwTwmnmrman L PROVING HIS POINT State Rep. Mike Liles displays a series o? ' Mer'foW"Wrffierr tbffi6'Dep concerning proposed work on area roads. , District 49 candidates collide Courier Staff Report Rep. Mike Iiles is a "career politician without leadership while Don Ash could not manage the states budget because he cant manage hie personal affairs, the candidates said Tuesday. Liles, R-Murfreesboro, and Democratic ' challenger Ash made their chargee before about 70 onlookers during, a sometimes heated forum sponsored by The Rutherford Courier at the Smyrna Assembly Hall. Ash, an attorney and Democratic candidate for the state House 49th District seat, said Liles was a "career politician who had offered "doubletalk on education reform by saying ho supported it but opposed funding for a reform bin. Liles no. longer paid a payroll or waa part of the business community which ths states founding, fathers intended by setting up a citijen legislature. Ash said. ' I dont want to do this as a career. Ive got a career," Ash said. Liles responded Ash ms a slick" attorney who lacked his experience And accomplishments in. government and had indirectly supported a state income tax by saying he supported tax reform. ' old be "another tax and spend" legislator Ash woulc because Ash can't live within a personal budget and has refused to make his credit report public. "A budget fa something you live within but you new bank Courier Staff Report Smyrna . will soon become the hone of Union Planters National Banks fifth Rutherford County office, as opening is set for Mon- da' y- Union Planters Regional President Charles T- Bryant said that Union Planters and Smyrna -are a serfoctcambination. -- Its - only - natural : that - the fastest.growing bank in Tennessee unites with the fastest growing community iri Tennessee, "Bryant said. Tha Union Planters branch in Smyrna will be alive with, activity this weekend. At the close of business on Friday, equipment, forms and 'supplies will begin arriving for the we weekend conversion from Volunteer State Bank. A team of bonkers, electronic technicians, computer operators, and suppliers will work Friday, Saturday and Sunday to insure a smooth transition to . Union Planters. dividuals and businesses Bryant said. The szperienced . staff of bankers in Smyrna will be enhanced by the support of regional management' in Rutherford County. ' (Please sea Bank, page 2A) . La Vergne firm receives Award of Excellence Couriertaff Report Ingram Distribution Group Inc.' is the only -Tonnes sea. business which has received ths Governors Award of Ex cellence twice, an 1 The award recognizes manufacturing and business service firms for outstanding contributions to the states economy, the governors office said. Ingram was one of Elections could get interesting - Editorial, 4A Smyrna, Tennessee, Thursday,. Oct 29,1 in final regulation report (Pleas . mim Court pfroo by AngdlttWIord HELPING HAND Navy Seaman JamesW. Elks moves a television to a dry room while cleaning a South Dade County elementary school during Joint TasfTForce Andrew. ' seven Tennessee companies that received the honor in the fourth awards program. Gov. Ned McWhorter presented Ingram Distribution with the "award, again last' Conference on Economic and Community Development "All of us are1 very, very proud, Philip PfefTer, Ingram Distribution chairman and chief executive officer, said. 992 ' Almaville Road hot topic with District 49 candidates By RIC GROSS heated at times, was the last Courier Staff Writer head-to-head meeting between A wide range of issues, in-, the two before the Nov. 3 election, eluding the condition of Highway . A panel of media repress aftd Almaville. Road, were sentatives asked each candidate' discussed Tuesday night by State . questions,' and one involved Itep. Mike Ulee and Democratic Almaville Road and state Route challenger Don Ash during a gg West (Franklin Road), which debate at the Smyrna Assembly has been an issue in the race. Hall, -w - ' Ths Rutherford Courier-sponsored debate, which became - , "i dont know that, LileS fold hia obviously Aiming opponent. "Why wont you disclose? Ash responded he had "complied with every state iUl m 3 - 72 i on disclosure and would not release a Collide, page 2A) AjiM , "Everyone in the organization has worked very hard every day. 123199 8689 TEW. ST. LIBRARY 403 7TK ffJE NO.. -NASWSLLE, TO 37219. Locals .come to aid of Hurricane Andrew victims flORIKK Asut fin&lSitft iir hisdicusiion-of the issuer - ih criticized Liles for a state- Ash criticised - Iileq ment that Rep. John Bran did 1MAKlNGA-STATEMENTl!matkrchallenger Don Ash refers to a piece of Mike Liles literature during Tuesday's night debate, sponsored by The Rutherford Courier. MTSU coed killed; companion beaten By JOHN CALLOW Special to The Courier MARIETTA, GA. A computer sale gone wrong left. one MTSU senior dead and another in serious condition Saturday. . Heather Uffelman, 22, of Erin. Tenn., died about 12:30 p.m. Saturday, a't Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga., after being severely beaten, said Marietta . Police Capt. Walter Parker. Her companion, Jeremy Rolfs, 21, of Illinois, was also beaten. Parker said Tuesday Rolfs waa released from Kennestone Hospital. Police were trying to identify and locate the suspect, the captain said. . ' "We dont know his name, Parker said. "At this point, we think the motive was robbery," Fsrkersaid. . . Rolfs worked with police to give 7 a description of the suspect. He was described as a white man about 5-feet9 to 6-feet and weighing between 160 to 175 pounds. He has brown hair and was clean -shaven. He is about 30 yearsold. He carried a small semiautomatic pistol, perhaps a .25-caliber model. 1 , - Tha suspect drove a brown Dodge Dynasty with Tennessee license tags, possibly Williamson County. . Ha has a good knowledge of computers. . " Ltr Henry Couser of the Williamson County Sheriffs Department said hia office hasn't 'been ' contacted about' the suspect - orthe vehicle. - The couple apparently drove to arly Satui ; Marietta early Saturday .to deliver a computer Rolfs, was . trying to sell, Parker said. ' Ha worked . part-time for a -Nashville computer sales company, Parker said.- 1 ; , nT-a-preparea-raiaiiient. Ihevi Pfeifer said Ingram nominates itself for that with sound management, fisc ...e award. In Tennessee, 16 finalists were sponsibility and dedicated employees." selected from 57 nominees. From the list " Winners and finalist were selected by of finalists, seven companies were chosen .. a panel of industrial leaders and cam-to receive the honor. . ' ' . (Floats see La Vergne, page jaj 14 -Lifestyles, IB 103 Front Street Smyrna, Tcnn. 459-3868 350 not sign a meeting' McWhorter. . Three weeks blamed Mr,-cme letter he 1992, Ash said, "He said that Mr. Bragg who is One of the most respected legislators in the. entire letter requesting a 'with Gov. Ned ago ha (Liles) fcrnot signing in July a. country -has: put- Mme-swt-cf political agenda ahead of the (Please aes Liles, page 2A) OmnIw photo by PmliHifTiMR jjg" v vL . COMPOSITE DRAWING OF MURDER SUSPECT "We were called- by . the night clerk of the Knights Inn about 9:30 a.m., he said. The, clerk was out on tho premises when he saw Rolfa .wandering around, disoriented, and bleeding from tha head,- ha said. Tha clerk , told Marietta police Rolfa was looking for help. When police arrived on the scene, they found Uffelman unconscious and wrapped in a bed sheet The unknown perpetrator apparently invited the two into tel hia motel room, took tha computer at. gunpoint, ...then forced-them to roll .themselves in. bed sheets before beating them with a blunt instrument, Parker said. -- Uffelman never-regainad -consciousness, he said. "Rolfs was able to give ua a good description, ha said! - Both students were very active 'in the student modia at MTSU.. - Uffelman" worked as a volunteer (Please see MTSU, page 2A) Ths winners, finalists and each of tha nomineea have contributed beyond that with .--I V iljsismi

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