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Volume: 103 No.29


The


Tribune


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2006


ds. aIp


Pilots' action


delays flights


of hundreds


* By KARIN HERIG
Triburie Staff Reporter
HUNOREDS of Bahamians
were delayed in their pre-
Christmas travels yesterday
when Bahamasair pilots staged
a major sick-oi as 'he onh' --ii'o
dispute over an industrial agree-
ment with the airline's manage-
ment came to a new standstill.
Dismayed passengers con-
tacted The Tribune yesterday
morning reporting that their
flights had been either cancelled
or severely delayed.
Hundreds of Bahamasair cus-
tomers who were travelling yes- i
terday in order to do some last-
minute Christmas shopping, or
just to travel home for the hol-
idays, were reportedly strand-
ed in US and domestic airports.
According to one pilot,
Bahamasair management was
still not willing to meet two of
the Bahamasair Pilots Associ-
ation's (B-ALPA) primary
requirements.
The pilot told The Tribune that
management has not awarded
any salary increases in more than
three years and has failed to give
the pilots their due back-pay.
Thji comes just weeks after
the B-ALPA anid the airline's
management came to an agree-
ment in principle on salary
anomalies bringing a month-
long work-to-rule action by the
pilots to an end.
. At that time, Bahamasair's
general manager Henry Woods
said that the "major source of
contention" in the dispute
between the pilots and the man-


agement had been resolved, and
expressed confidence that an
industrial agreement would be
signed by the end of the year.
A Tribune source said that
management called an emer-
gency meeting %ih Bi h iBahm..ir
execunti~ ;e'and ih,. ptin't r estvr-
day morning to resolve the mat-
ter and end this sick-out during
the busiest season of the year.
Last month, Mr Woods said
that B-ALPA had accepted the
Snew salary figures suggested by
the management, and that nego-
tiations between the two parties
had returned to "normal."
In a statement, by B-ALPA
in November, the association
said they were forced into work-
to-rule because the executive
management refused to conform
to aviation industry standards.
The situation came to a head,
the association said, when man-
agement suddenly decided to
force the pilots to use vacation
time accumulated over the years.
The pilots claimed that the
accumulation of excess vacation
time is a direct result of manage-
ment's "inability to facilitate enti-
tled vacation due to poor fleet
planning and mismanagement."
Passengers travelling this
weekend could face delays
caused by a back-up of flights.
They were being urged to
help the process by reporting
for flights early to clear security
procedures.
As The Tribune was going
to press yesterday, reports were
coming in that the pilots had
reached an agreement and had
returned to work


* PLANES are grounded at Lynden Pindling International Airport after pilots staged a
sick-out over an industrial agreement with management

Centres set up for Sea Hauler donations


RESPONDING to the
despondent cries, charitable
donation centres have been
established for the victims of
the Sea Hauler tragedy.
The group has opened a bank
account at Fidelity Bank where
contributors may deposit
monies to account number
10203423, care of Sea Hauler
victims, which will be controlled
bythe victims themnsel es..
"People have already. begun
depositing money," said the vic-
tims' spokesman Lincoln Bain.


Pastor Cooper of Mission
Baptist has also established a
donation centre at his church
on Hay and East Streets.
The money collected from the
church's donations will be dis-
tributed among victims and the
use of the money deposited to
the charitable account at Fideli-
ty will be discussed by the group
at its next general meeting. :
Attorney General Allyson
Maynard Gibson has again bro-
ken government's silence on the
Sea Hauler issue.


Yesterday the Attorney Gen-
eral said that she is arranging a
meeting with the victims and
with the Ministry of Transport
to discuss a resolution.
Mr Bain said he had also
heard from the Attorney Gen-
eral: "I spoke with her and a
meeting may be arranged as
early as next week."
This comes in the wake of
weeks of protests by victims,
cries for justice and demands
for financial retribution from
the government.


No proof of foul play in Damianos death


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
POLICE have so far found
no evidence to suggest foul play
in the tragic death of Jay Dami-
anos, who was found dead on
Sunday after an apparent fall
from a Paradise Island apart-
ment.


Assistant Commissioner
Reginald Ferguson said police
have no suspects and none of
the circumstances surrounding
this situation lead police to
believe that foul play is, at this
time, a factor.
"We have not taken anybody
in to question them as being a
suspect. That matter is still


being dealt with as a sudden
death. We have not determined
if there was any foul play at this
stage," he said.
While there has been specu-
lation that Mr Damianos was
strangled before he fell off the
balcony, Mr Ferguson said there
SEE page nine


Offic



Contract is

signed for

new border

control

system

By MARK HUMES
AFTER a period of "pro-
tracted and tortuous" delays,
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and Indusa LLC's James Ram
have signed a $12.8 millioncon-
tract for a new border control
and identity document system
which is expected to be fully
implemented by the end of
2007.
Under the new agreement
signed yesterday by Foreign
Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell,
Indusa and its partners,
Malaysian global security solu-
tions provider IRIS Berhad and
British security provider and
papermakeD De La Rue, will
provide the Bahamas with its
new electronic passports, bio-
metric visas, work permits, and
other identity documents, as
well as a border control man-
agement system.
"While this combined project
will take a year to be fully
implemented," said Minister
Fred Mitchell, "the first set of
new passports is expected to be
issued by September 2007,"
with the possibility of new visas
being available sooner.
He went on to say: "The Min-
istry is working with the Attor-
ney General's office with a view
to drafting new regulations to
implement new visas in differ-
ent categories, as well as for
new passport charges," charges
that will be "substantially high-
er in cost than the existing pass-
ports, but more durable."
SEE page eight


Five baggage handlers Themes are announced


the theme, "What A Mighty
God We Serve: Let's give Him
Honour, Glory and Praise,"
will lead with the 'Conquering
Lion of Judah' and the 'King
of Glory'. Through these
pieces, the Saxons will attempt
to tell the story of the great war
that took place in heaven and
to focus the "Omnipotent one
sitting on his throne."
SEE page three


* By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
FOUR of five Bahamian bag-
gage handlers from Nassau
Flight Services were sentenced
yesterday in the United States
to seven years in jail, and the
other to six, for conspiring to
traffic drugs into that country.
According to sources, the
men, who were arrested oni
Monday in Fort Lauderdale just
as their airplane landed, had
their final court proceedings on
Thursday and were sentenced
yesterday.
The five men are among sev-
en to date arrested in a joint
US/Bahamian task force oper-
ation. They all were under sur-
veillance for over a year,
according to local police offi-
cials, for allegedly trafficking
illicit drugs on to local and inter-
national airlines through the
Lynden Pindling International
Airport.
The men range in age from


the mid-30s to as young as 22.
Reportedly the five men who
were initially arrested were trav-
elling to attend a TSA "training
seminar" in Fort Lauderdale.
They were accused of exploit-
ing a number of weaknesses in
the airport's security, and
charged with trafficking cocaine
on local and international air-
lines through the airport.
According to the US Embassy,
a host of local and US agencies
were involved in the mission,
including the Drug Enforcement
Agency (DEA), the Department
of Homeland Security, Customs
and Border Protection, the US
Attorney General's office, the
Bahamas Attorney General's
office, and the Royal Bahamas
Police Force.
Reports also reaching The
Tribune allege that the man
arrested on Wednesday for fail-
ing to attend the "training pro-
gramme" had been airlifted via
SEE page nine


* By KRYSTEL ROLLE
THE 2006 Winston Churchill
Rolle Boxing Day Junkanoo
Parade will feature an array of
themes, costumes and music.
Participating in the Division
A group in order of appear-
ance are the Saxons Superstars,
Valley Boys, One Family,
Music Makers, Roots, and The
Prodigal Son.
The Saxons Superstars under


Galanis indignant over

FNM's commercial


The FNM's disregard for the
"peacefulness of the Christmas
season" will cost the party
votes in the next election, and
ultimately ensure their elec-
toral defeat, according to sen-
ator Philip Galanis.
He accused the party of "dis-
turbing the peace of Christmas
for their own political ends"
with the "nasty and demean-
ing jingle" at a time when
"we would all rather hear the


traditional and beautiful music
of the season."
Mr Galanis was referring to
a political commercial made
and broadcast on behalf of the
opposition party. According to
the senator, the jingle is a "dis-
graceful and disrespectful
stunt" which evidences the
"moral decay" of the party, as
well as its poor leadership style.
SEE page eight


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POLICE investigating alle-
gations of corruption in the min-
istry of housing are following a
number of leads, according to
one of the officers in charge,
Chief Supt Keith Bell.
Of particular help in their
investigations is one of the con-
tractors who came to The Tri-
bune in November.
"He has been back and
forth," said Mr Bell.
Mr Bell described the ongo-
ing investigation as "arduous"
but added that any further com-
ment would have to come from
the commissioner's office.
However, attempts to reach
the commissioner for comment
were unsuccessful.
The Tribune's investigation
into allegations of corruption in
the Ministry of Housing began
when it was claimed that cer-
tain contractors were being
awarded an unfair number of
contracts based on factors other
than those such as quality of
work, or value-for-public-mon-
ey spent.
Once housing records were
obtained as part of this investi-
gation a number of other pecu-
liarities came to light. One of
these was the $5,000 discrepan-
cy between the cost of con-
struction and the selling price.
Another, seemingly separate
matter, concerns allegations that
certain individuals were extort-
ing money from contractors
throughout the building process
on low-cost homes since at least
2001.
It was claimed by one con-
tractor that this could amount to
as much as $4,000 being paid
out per house. Another
explained that the individuals


* NEVILLE Wisdom unintentionally left a message on The
Tribune's voicemail in which he referred to the bidding process
- or lack thereof


involved were allegedly persons
in a position to make certain
contractors who pay up get the
lion's share of future govern-
ment housing contracts.
A third allegation is that cer-
tain contractors got special
treatment in the allotment of
lucrative contracts because of
their relationship with certain
persons in the government -
an arrangement which may or
may not have included bribes.,
The new housing minister,
Neville Wisdom, says the reason
some contractors get far more
jobs from the ministry than oth-
ers is that they do better quali-
ty work anid can get better
financing.
However, contractors refute


this as well, pointing out that
all the contractors on the min-
istry's approved list have been
vetted for work quality and all
have approved lending status.
The ministry's director of
technical services, Gordon
Major, admitted that there is
no bidding process for some
housing models suggesting that
ministry officials are free to
choose whichever contractors
they wish.
This was backed up by Mr
Wisdom himself in a message
unintentionally left on The Tri-
bune's voicemail in which he
said of a reporter, "he thinks
you can put the houses up to
bid."
His permanent secretary
Leila Greene responded: "Any-
body with any sense would
know that you can't put all
them 80 houses up to bid."
While not connected to any
allegations of wrong-doing, still


another discrepancy came to
light when reporter Mark
Humes visited the ministry in
mid-November.
He asked Gordon Major
what happened to the custom-
ary retention fee in cases where
a second contractor had to be
brought in to repair or finish
the work of the first builder on
a project.
Mr Major responded that the
fee went to the original con-
tractor despite the fact that he
had failed to finish the work.
However, when Mr Humes
expressed surprise at this and
put the matter to Mr Wisdom,
the minister denied absolutely
that the money would go to the
original contractor.
In fact, Mr Wisdom said the
very reason that contractors are
making allegations against the
ministry is that they are dis-
gruntled because their reten-
tion fee has been withheld.
All these anomalies are
alleged to have resulted in an
unfair and unnecessary finan-
cial burden on sinall contrac-
tors and less affluent home buy-
ers some of whom have
entered into 25 year mortgage
contracts.
Contractors say the, alleged
corruption has also had a nega-
tive effect on the quality of
housing which is sold to low
income families who, in many
cases, have been waiting more
than a decade to own their own
home.
The Tribune is continuing to
investigate the various allega-
tions.
Meanwhile, Mr Bell and Mr
Cash have requested that any
contractors with information
that may aid the investigation
come forward.
Mr Bell can be contacted at
302-8158, and Mr Cash at 302-
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Themes are

announced

for Boxing

Day parades

FROM page one
The group based its decision
on the "perilous times" around
the world, "and because the
Bahamas is constitutionally
described as a Christian nation,
there was only one logical and
obvious concept that is to dedi-
cate this Boxing Day parade to
our Almighty God giving Him
honour, glory majesty and praise."
The Valley Boys, last year's.
winners, will present 'The Great
Mystical Conquest'.
The mythological tale about
the great war against chaos and
evil and also the fantasy battle
of good over evil using myths
and legends of middle ages as
expressed in book, movies and
video games.
Their presentation will be
portrayed through a medieval
setting where an aging King has
chosen the younger of his two
sons the Prince of Virtue to
rule, over The Prince of Chaos,
and a war results.
Valley promises a "fierce bat-
tle fought by powerful warlords,
wizards and creatures cursed to
live their existence in the dark, in
caves and crevices unseen in the
ultimate battle of good and evil."
Presenting the theme 'Music
Sweet Hey? Is this a Party of
What,' One Family promises a
celebration of the upsurge of
Bahamian music as it contests
the world stage on Bay Street.
Paying tribute to those
Bahamian legends and heroes
who have decorated our lives
with the music of The Bahamas,
the group invites the public to
"Call the Fire Engine, cause We
Gern' on a Ghost Move. Will
you dance to the music of rake
and scrape, or Junk-junk-
Junkanoo? Inagua is the Best
Kept Secret and the crabs are
wild in Andros."
Music Makers leading with
'Bahamian Politics Decision
2007, The power of democracy
who ya voting for' will present
the history of politics in the
Bahamas over the years. From
the dominance of the PLP gov-
ernment to the takeover of the
FNM then back again. As the
general elections approach
Music Makers want to know
"who you voting for?"
Their costumes will depict
great political leaders and
women of political influence.
Roots, through its theme will
portray the 'Treasures of the
Arabian Nights A Tribute to
Classical Literature.'
The Junkanoo Group will tell
the "story of the thousand and
one Arabian nights which
reflects the enormous highly
civilised Islamic world of the
ninth to thirteen centuries. As
the book opens, Roots will
attempt to mesmerise the audi-
ence with the great story of
romance and a world of mysti-
cal spiritual quests."
The Arabian nights, with its
powerful touch of spiritual and
S earthly values will be demon-
strated. As the book unfolds
your "hearts and minds" will be
touched, your emotions will be
gripped and you will be filled
when the last chapter is closed."
Everything from Snake
Charmers and Gypsy Girls to
Ali Barber to the depiction of
Aladdin's magic carpet ride will
be displayed.
Prodigal Sons War Through
the Ages: Prodigal Sons will
take you on a journey through
history giving you a glimpse of
the Great Kings and warriors
of the past. War of terrorism
featuring US President George
Bush and British Prime Minis-
ter Tony Blair driving out Sad-
dam Hussein and Osama Bin
Laden will be one of their lead
pieces.
The Division B groups will
include: Colours Junkanoo with
'Nature's Alarm Clock',
Colours Entertainment with
'All The Flowers', One Love
Soldiers with 'Oh My Andros,
The Big Yard', Fancy Dancers
with A Whole New World, Z-
Bandits with 'Celebrating the
First Bahamians', Body of
Christ with 'The Ten Com-
mandments: My people are
destroyed for Lack of Knowl-
edge', Original Congos with
'One World One Bahamas',


Conquerors for Christ with 'The
Great Commission: Go Ye into
all the World' and Foundation
with The Story of Joseph in
Egypt: The Coat of Many
Colours.'
The Division C group will
include: Positive Youths,
Aztecs, and Chippingham
Knights.
Division D will see 14 adult
individuals. While division F or
the fun groups will include the:
Paper boys, Sting, Batelco
Ringers, Fiesta Fun Group,
P.I.G.S, B.E.C., Fort Charlotte
Pirates and Junkanoo Beat.


Music Makers: We're going




to crush the opposition


THE Music Makers
junkanoo group have pledged
to "crush" the other groups in
the boxing and new year's day
parades.
Group chairman Gary Rus-
sel issued the challenge after
securing a $15,000 donation
from the Ritz Carlton compa-
ny.
"You are going to be
impressed with what we bring
to Bay Street," he said. "As a
matter of fact, in the junkanoo
world, there is always hype
about a particular group. Take
for instance with the Saxons
or Valley Boys, if they are
doing really well throughout
the year that will be in the air.
"So everyone would say the
Saxons is going to blow us
down this year, or the Valley is
going to blow us down this
year.
"But this year, it's in the air
that the Music Makers will win
the parade. At our practice
Wednesday nights, there is
standing room only through
Fowler Street. You cannot get


through the corner and cars
cannot pass," he said.
According to Mr Russell,
the group has finished in sixth
place for the past several years.
"Now everybody wants to
beat this group. But everybody
has been beating this group,
so why are you scared all of a
sudden?," he asked-. -: -
The group has now grown
to the size of the Saxons and
the Valley Boys, Mr Russel
said, as old members have
returned and others have left
various groups to join the
Music Makers.
Despite his exuberance, Mr
Russell, who has been chair-
man of the group for one year,
admitted that theMusic Mak-
ers have struggled due to a
lack of funding.
The group, which has been
around since 1954, took a
break from 1989 to 1998
because it received so little
funding.
"People call the Saxons or
the Valley major groups," Mr
Russell said. "They have


secured sponsors and they still
get donations from different
business places. You find that
some places will give donations
to all junkanoo groups.
"But the sad part is that
somehow the Saxons and Val-
ley get the lion share of the
donations and they already
have a sponsor. The smaller
groups get a smaller amount,
which does not make the play-
ing field level."
Mr Russel said this makes
it hard to compete with the
Valley or Saxons' high quality
costumes.
Spectators only see the fin-
ished product, but Mr Russell
explained that it gets more
costly to rush on Bay Street
each year as groups have to
buy high quality materials
while meeting a host of other
expenses.
The Music Makers decided
to approach Prime Minister
Perry Christie to ask for assis-
tance in finding sponsorship.
After making a promise to
help get the group sponsor-


ship, Mr Christie contacted the
Ritz Carlton, who agreed to
make a donation.
"Through Valentine Grimes
the attorney for the Ritz Carl-
ton, they came through and
gave us a donation of $15,000
this year with a view to fully
sponsoring us next year," Mr
Russell said.
The group has also received


$8,000 in seed money from the
government.
But the Music Makers still
need other donations, said Mr
Russell, who pleaded with those
who promised to give donations
to make good on their pledges.
The group, he said, is still
putting the finishing touches on
their costumes for the Boxing
and New Year's Day-parades.


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PAGE 4, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2006


EIOIAULTTES T TH0EITOR


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NULLIUSADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEONE. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,
(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.
Publisher/Editor 1972-


Yes Mitchell,




it is all




about you


THIS IS THE time of year that one con-
templates a world in which man and nature
are at peacp. A time when human beings
put aside their differences and fill their
hearts with a warm glow of goodwill
towards their fellowmen. A time when joy-
ful voices are raised in song with some of
the most beautiful carols ever written.
It's a time for glowing candles, Christ-
mas holly and to recall the scene.of a babe
in a manger surrounded by lowing animals,
humble shepherds and visiting wise men
from the East in far off Bethlehem. In this
tranquil scene on a Bethlehem hillside
more than 2,000.years ago God-man
entered the world and found that the world
was not ready for him on that night
there was just no room in the inn. It's still
a world, torn by strife, hatred, clenched
fists, and fiery slogans as men grapple in a
death struggle over religious dogma a
struggle cenitred in the very cradle of the
world in which he was born. It's a world in
which there is still no room in the inn for
the Prince of Peace.'
Here in the Bahamas we are five
months away from what is shaping up lito be
a bitter election.,
The implementation of the National
Health Insurance scheme promises to be'a
major issue. Although Prime Minister Per-
ry Christie said it is not to be an election
issue, Foreign Affairs Minister Fred
Mitchell has said that it is "We are sup-
porting this and going to an election fight-
ing for National Health Insurance," vowed
Mr Mitchell.
Of course, the tables were turned on
the government when the Opposition also
declared that they too were going to the
election fighting for national health insur-
ance their only difference was the man-
ner in which it was to be implemented.
And so, Mr Mitchell's balloon was
deflated when he learned that there was no
reason to call for a division at the end of the
House of Assembly debate on the matter
- and no need to call upon each member
to say "yea" or "nay" as to how they.voted.
"We will count the nayss' and the 'yeas',"
said Mr Mitchell, "and history will record


where we all stood when the roll was taken
down."
Unlike the vote for women, when by a
political miscalculation, history recorded
that the PLP voted against the vote, histo-
ry will record this time that government
and opposition ended up in the same boat.
This, of course, pulls the carpet from
under the PLP in what they thought would
be a major, vote-winning plank in their
platform.
There will be much news next year
about an electorate with a different attitude
- they are no longer in awe of their politi-
cians, they can no longer be pushed around
and bullied out of their rights if the
politician tries, he might find one or two of
his constituents chaining themselves to his
gates to get their point across. The elec-
torate are tired of political shenanigans -
they are demanding accountability.
As Fred Mitchell himself told parlia-
mentary colleagues:
"It should be clear now, that in 2006 we
cannot fight a campaign as we did in the
year 1974. It's a different age with a broad-
er range of media and a public that has
less time for, or patience for details. We
have a public that is no longer in thrall of
independence and the patriots in a new
Bahamas, which is not to say that we are
not patriotic, but we view these things in a
different light. .The public is much more
cynical and much more distrustful of politi-
cians. This is no longer an age of messian-
ic politicians who succeed because he said
so, it is so.
"If we mean to succeed we have to win
their hearts and minds."
Therefore, next year, politicians will be
after your "hearts and minds" and so as
not to be fooled, tomorrow's electorate
will have to be fully awake and have their
wits about them.
But for the time being those challenges
can be put on the back burner.
Now is the time to wish all of our read-
ers a very happy, peaceful and joyous
Christmas and a New Year, which, if we
make the right choices, should bring hope
for a brighter future for all of us.


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Mr Mitchell made it clear that
he aspires to be Prime Minis-
ter some. day. He does confuse
some of us. But if he is on a
mission to be PM, he will be
scrutinised like no other candi-
Sdate has been before. He will
be wise to know that everything
is on the table, everything, noth-
ing is off limits.
Whenever he wants to spew
his propaganda he runs to Jeff
Lloyd on Real Talk Live where
he makes a statement on air
then disappears not waiting for
any questions from the public.
Jeff Lloyd is now off for the hol-
idays so he addresses the media
with nothing other than to sug-
gest he is paranoid. Hide and
seek is a children's games.
Mr Mitchell should be com-
forted to know that not every-
one would stoop as low as he
bragged he would do on Fox
Hill Parade grounds. So Mr


Mitchell does not have to aban-
don his usual egotistical behav-
iour, masquerading like he is
God almighty and the smartest
human since Solomon, to hide
behind the PLP hoping that it
will help his chances.
What is interesting is that the
religious community in Fox Hill
must be careful being seen to
endorse Mr Mitchell because it
could send the wrong message.
Ministers of the gospel will be
mistaken as hypocrites if they
endorse anyone who appears to
be going against the teachings of
the church.
Yes, Mr Mitchell, it is all
about you, your weaknesses,
your behaviour, your friends,
your business associates, your
arrogance, your superiority
complex and, your seeming
exploitation of the position you
hold. Since you like the spot-
light and the camera so much,
expect to be starring from here
on in, because, it ain't long now.
DIONNE EDGECOMBE
Nassau
December 18 2006


EDITOR, The Tribune
FRED Mitchell's paranoia is
glaring these days. On the heels
of his opponent's inaugural
political speech in Freeport this
past Friday, Mr Mitchell is real-
ly feeling the heat. He immedi-
ately addressed the media to
pre-empt what he can clearly
see will be an uphill battle for
him. I suggest that he is afraid to
run on his performance
because, in my opinion, he has
none. So he would like the sen-
sible people of Fox Hill to for-
get his dismal performance and
vote party. This does not sound
like a confident person to me. It
sounds like a serious case of
nerves being shot. God works
mysteriously.
Oh no, Mr Mitchell, this elec-
tion in Fox Hill will be about
the character of the candidate
and the level of respect gained
. from the voter. This election
will match your lifestyle against
the role model lifestyle of Dr
Jacinta Higgs. It would be your
arrogance against, not only a
very humble, pleasant, smart
lady, but a highly respected pro-
fessional lady, who has gained
the confidence of many and
who has already proven to be a
caring sharing person. Your
opponent is proudly married
with two children. She under-
stands the people's plight
because she is a mother and
wife and feels their pain.
Everyone knows that Mr
Fred Mitchell abandoned the
people of Fox Hill, jetting
around the world seemingly
having a fine old time always
with an entourage at the
Bajamian. people's expense.
Niany- isils were made to China
so e joke that' een more
tini than MaoTse Tung. In
my opinion millions of dollars
was wasted seeing the world
and pursuing international lead-
ership status. Mr Mitchell wants
us in the Fox Hill Constituency
to completely forget how he
abandoned us.
The Bahamian family is
under attack and wholesome
lifestyles are the best role mod-
els for our children, especially at
the impressionable ages. Mr
Mitchell also knows that in
order to keep the family struc-
ture intact, he cannot use him-
self as an example for a stable
home. He also knows that since
the Bahamas is a face-to-face
society, everyone knows every-
thing about everyone. So no
amount of hiding behind the
PLP will help Mr Mitchell,. so
stand up like a man and take
your political blows.


EDITOR, The Tribune
THE national debate from
the floor of Parliament on the
National Healthcare Insur-
ance Bill has been far short of
being a debate. I've watched
with disappointment as the
PLP, a party which I have
long supported, has persecut-
ed those Bahamians who have
raised legitimate questions
about the programme, and
called to question their patri-
otism. Those whom they
attacked have supported a
national healthcare reform
programme from day one.
Some of our honourable
Members of Parliament have
brought great, dishonour to
their position and their
responsibility to uphold our
nation's democratic principles
by spewing out lies about oth-
ers saying they don't care
about the poor and the unfor-
tunate, and even comparing
those who have raised ques-
tions about the programme
with, in the words of one dis-
honourable member, "those
people who have been keep-
ing us down and would
oppose anything which is good
for the people."
This outdated rhetoric is
divisive and downright
untruthful.
It makes one wonder how
many parliamentarians have


read the Blue Ribbon Com-
mission Report, the proposed
legislation, and the legitimate
questions raised in the posi-
tion papers by the Coalition
for National Healthcare
Reform, posted on their web-
site?
To believe the 'debate' from
the floor, one should never
trust those greedy doctors,
those selfish union leaders and
the heartless employers.
It's a shame and a sham to
tell the people lies. Many of
our doctors donate countless
time to help the poor and indi-
gent. Our union leaders have
fought for what is right for our
people for over a half century.
Our business people hwve
built our economy, not ) A'i-
cians, on grit, ingenuity *nd
at a great personal risk, ahj
many of them have helped to
put Bahamians through
school, support our charities,
give their time and treasure
to helping those in need. It's a
shame and a sham, for politi-
cal gain to mislead our peo-
ple. One must ask, what kind
of democracy do we really live
in when those who raise legit-
imate questions cannot get
legitimate answers....only
rhetoric and lies.
JOHN ROLLE
Nassau
December 10 2006


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Air Jamaica
starts flights
from New York
to Barbados
* BARBADOS
Bridgetown
AIR Jamaica has
announced it will offer daily
nonsfop service between
New York and Barbados
starting next month, taking
up a route that is being can-
celed by Caribbean Airlines,
according to Associated
Press.
The airline will fly from
New York's John F.
Kennedy International Air-
port each day at 7 a.m. and
offer a flight from Barbados
departing at 6.45pm, Camp-
bell Rudder, Air Jamaica's
director of sales for the
northeast United States, said
Thursday. The service begins
January 10.
Barbados' tourism minis-
ter, Noel Lynch, said the ser-
vice came at a critical time.
"The decision of
Caribbean Airlines to pull its
nonstop flight caused con-
cern within the tourism fra-
ternity, business travelers and
all Barbadians who travel,"
Lynch said.
Caribbean Airlines, which
was formed to replace
Trinidad-owned BWIA
when it shuts down on Dec.
31, announced Monday it
would discontinue flights
between Barbados and sev-
eral US cities including New
York.

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Gibson: we need zero


tolerance policy if


we are to cut crime


* By KRYSTEL ROLLE
THE Bahamas will not begin
to see a drop in crime until all
Bahamians get together and
commit to a "zero tolerance"
policy, Immigration Minister
Shane Gibson said.
Regardless of how hard the
police work, if people continue
to have a "don't care" attitude,
the Bahamas will never see pos-
itive results and will not be suc-
cessful in the detection and pre-
vention of crime, Mr Gibson
said.
He was speaking on Thurs-
day during the launch of Sun-
shine Park's new crime watch
programme.
Mr Gibson added that the
nonchalance of today's society
about grooming the next gen-
eration is one of the reasons
crime continues to increase.
"Look at what's happening
around the Bahamas, particu-
larly with the young people.
When you look at the chal-
lenges we are having in our
school system where you have
students who are actually
attacking the teachers that was
absolutely unheard of during
my time in school. But most of
those things start right here in
the community," he said.
"Sometimes the neighbour
may see a kid being mischie-
vous or breaking into some-
body's property, stealing some-
thing off one of their fruit trees
and at times we think it's amus-
ing, we think it's funny and
we don't say anything. But that
same kid may turn out to be an
armed robber or a murderer.
"So it's important for us to
really put programmes in place
that we are able to prevent
these types of things from hap-
pening," he said.
Sunshine Park's crime watch
programme, the brainchild of the
Golden Gates MP, was officially
launched this week in an effort to
reduce crime in the area.


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getting rid of crime yesterday in Sunshine park
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shootings and stabbings crim-
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throughout the Bahamas and
we sit back and wait for things -* 9
to happen. Unless we do it for $
ourselves it will absolutely not
happen," Mr Gibson said. DAHAM I


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Sunday, December 24th, 2006
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9:00am Sung Eucharist
11:15am Holy Eucharist

4 Glory to God In The Highest!
A Christmas Eve Concert
Presented by The Cathedral Chorale
11:00pm Sunday, December 24th, 2006

Christmas Day
9:00am Monday, December 25th, 2006
Sung Eucharist


The Eve of the Feast of the
Holy Name of Jesus

Sunday, December 31st, 2006
7:30am Holy Eucharist
9:00am Sung Eucharist
11:15am Holy Eucharist
11:00pm Leads into the Fist
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PAGE 6, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2006


The diplomacy of our deeds


SATURDAY
DECEMBER 23
12:00 A Mirthworm Masquerade
12:30 Batman Oilday Night
1:00 Tukiki & His Search For
A Merry Christmas
2:00 Mat.: "Babes In Toyland"
4:00 Mat.: "Ernest Save Xmas"
6:00 We Wish You A Mery Xmas
6:30 The Simpson Christmas
7:00 Bahamas Tonight
7:30 Native Stew
8:30 A Passion For Junkanoo
9:30 Highlights of Doyle
Burrows 2005 Boxing Day
Junkanoo Parade
11:00 The Bahamas Tonight
11:30 Late Night Movie:
"Christmas Present"
1:30 Community Pg. 1540AM

SUNDAY
DECEMBER 24
2:00 Community Pg. 1540AM
8:30 A Child Is Born
9:00 E.M.P.A.C.T.
9:30 The Voice That Makes The
Difference
10:00 Effective Living
10:30 Christmas Memories With
The Mormon Tabernacle
Choir
11:00 Zion Baptist Church Live
1:00 A Time To Forgive
1:30 Calvary Deliverance Church
2:00 Carols For Christmas .
3:00 St. John's Cathedral
3:30 Ernest Angley Ministries
4:30 Temple Fellowship Ministries
International
5:00 Walking In Victory
6:00 New Destiny Baptist Church
6:30 The Bible Study Hour
7:00 Bahamas Tonight
7:30 Kemp Road Ministries
8:00 Living Abundantly
9:00 Ecclesia Gospel
9:30 Christmas In The Islands
With Frank Perry
10:30 Christmas Eve Service -
The Anglican Church of The
Epiphany
12:30 Bahamas Tonight

MONDAY
DECEMBER 25
8am Christmas Day Message:
HM Queen Elizabeth II
8:15 Christmas Day Message:
His Excellency The Hon,
Arthur D. Hanna
8:25 Christmas Day Message:
Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie
8:35 Christmas Day Message:
President Christian Council
Chairman & General
Manager BCB
9:00 Christmas Eve Service:
Anglican Church of The
Epiphany


11:00 WeWishYou A Merry
Christmas
11:30 Deck The Halls
12noon ZNS News Update Live
12:05 Spanish Wells Gospel
Chapel Xmas 2004
1:00 Salem Union Baptist Church
Senior Choir Cantata
2:00 Matinee: To Grand Mother's
House We Go
3:30 "Celebrate The King"
M.O.E. Festival of Carols
5:00 ZNS News Update
5:05 Bahamas Union of Teachers
Christmas Message
5:10 Silent Night
5:30 Mr. Krueger's Christmas
6:00 The Wish That Changed
Christmas
6:25 Life Line
6:30 News Night 13
7:00 Bahamas Tonight
8:00 Sonbeams Calvary Bible
Church
9:00 Calvary Bible Church Senior
Choir Cantata
10:00 Christmas at Home with the
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
10:30 News Night 13
11:00 Bahamas Tonight
11:30 Movie: "Christmas Present"
1:00am Winston "Churchill" Rolle
2006 Boxing Day Junkanoo
Parade
1:30 Community Pg. 1540AM

TUESDAY
DECEMBER 26

2:00am Winston "Churchill" Rolle
2006 Boxing Day Junkanoo
Parade
9:00 Santa & The Magician
9:30 Jingle Bell Rap
10:00 A Very Mirthworm
Christmas
10:30 Spunky First Christmas
11:00 Red Boots For Christmas
11:30 Up On The House Top
12noon ZNS News Update
12:05 Matinee: George
Balanchine's Nutcracker
Suite
2:00 Fast Forward Christmas
3:00 Kemp Road Ministries
3:30 Matinee. Ernest Saves
Christmas
5:00 ZNS News Update
5:05 The Dominion Child
6:30 News Night 13
,7:00 Bahamas Tonight
8:00 Movie: Home For Christmas
10:00 Caribbean Newsline
10:30 News Night 13
11:00 Bahamas Tonight
11:30 Movie: "A Christmas
Romance"
1:30 Community Pg. 1540AM


Have A Safe
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New Year


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rn E FORTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT

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11:00AM Mr. Charles Moss
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Zion Boulevard
10:OOAM Rev. Charles Sweeting
EBENEZER METHODIST CHURCH,
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11:00AM Mr. Percy Snads
7:00PM Candlelight Service
GLOBAL VILLAGE METHODIST CHURCH,
Queen's College Campus
9:30AM Rev. James Neilly
ST. MICHAEL'S METHODIST CHURCH, Churchill Avenue
8:00AM Connections Rev. Phillip Stubbs
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THIS week's White
House "Malaria Sum-
mit" not only promises major
progress against this preventable
disease, but also represents the
best of American public diplo-
macy the diplomacy of our
deeds.
What we do often speaks more
emphatically than what we say,
especially when our deeds result
in a better life for people in mean-
ingful ways such as improved
health and education. The malar-
ia initiative, like so many others,
sends the clear message that
Americans care deeply about the
lives of people across the world.
This effort harnesses and mobi-
lizes the collective compassion of
our country. It combines the tax
dollars of American citizens and
the expertise of our government
agencies with the contributions
and passion of private foundations
and individuals. It brings together
the research of our health insti-
tutions, the reach of private com-
panies and the hands and hearts of
religious congregations.
Thanks to this combined effort,
15 countries in Africa will receive
an infusion of expertise and $1.5
billion to prevent malaria. The
result is the opportunity to save
the lives of 3,000 children a day
and more than a million people a
year who currently die from this
terrible disease.
The malaria initiative is
unprecedented, but not unique.
History will show that President
Bush and the American people
have engaged in an unprecedent-


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ed commitment to humanitarian
causes from fighting AIDS to
educating children to feeding the
hungry in some of the world's
most difficult places.
Yet too few Americans, and
even fewer across the world, seem
to recognize the extent of these
American initiatives.
This fall, while I was speaking
at a women's conference in Cali-
fornia, I summarized a variety of
American projects business
mentoring for women in devel-
oping countries, training for near-
ly a million teachers in 20 coun-
tries, scholarships for a half a mil-
lion girls in Africa, the first breast
cancer prevention and early
detection campaign in the Mid-
dle East, and more.
Eunice Shriver, the mother of
the California First Lady, was in
the audience and raised her hand
to ask why we don't hear more
about these programmes.
A short answer is that bad
news tends to crowd out good
deeds, although it's clearly more
complicated than that. Across the
world, America feeds the poor,
educates the illiterate, cares for
the sick and responds to disas-
ters. We support so many differ-
ent development projects, in fact,
that we often get little credit for
any of them. And in this time of
war, such good news stories are
overshadowed by the somber
news of loss.
It's understandable that our
national attention is focused on
our vital mission in Iraq and


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Afghanistan and the need to con-
front the continuing threat of ter-
rorism. It's understandable that
a bombing leads the news, not
the digging of a well or the open-
ing of a school. And yet, in this
season of giving and good will,
it's also important to remind our-
selves and the world that Ameri-


A Somali
mother almost
reduced to
begging told us
that our
food-for-work
programme
had not only
saved her life,
but restored
her dignity.

ca is actively engaged in "waging
peace" by helping people
improve their lives.

Americans reach out to
help people in need
because of who we are and what
we believe. We share with others
because of our conviction that all
people are equal and each per-
son is uniquely valuable. These
convictions prompt us to action in
the world, and when the people of
the world see Americans in
action, they respond.
After the Navy hospital ship
U.S.S. Mercy revisited areas of
Southeast Asia that were ravaged
by the tsunami last year, polls
showed the favourable opinion
of the U.S. rose to 87 per cent in
Bangladesh. When earthquakes
devastated Pakistan, American
military helicopters rushed emer-
gency relief to thousands of peo-
ple. The Chinook helicopter,
quickly'became one ol ili. m"-
poipuliar toys in Pakistan, and
polls showed that the favourable
opinion of Americans doubled.
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are the things we do every day.
For example:
America is by far the largest
donor of food to the people of
Darfur, where we have supplied
more than half the emergency
food aid from the entire world.
Since the start of the conflict in
2003, America has spent nearly
$1 billion feeding the hungry
there.
The U.S. is still the largest
bilateral donor of food and med-
icine to the Palestinian people.
Although we cannot by law or
principle give money to the
Hamas government because it
refuses to renounce terrorism, we
have given $234 million this year
through non-government organi-
zations.
The U.S. leads the world in
the fight against AIDS, provid-
ing more than half of all bilateral
Global HIV/AIDS funding. Pres-
ident Bush's Emergency Plan for
AIDs Relief (PEPFAR) is direct-
ing $15 billion over five years for
treatment and prevention.
The U.S. is the largest donor
to the United Nations' World
Food Programme. Since 2003, the
U.S. has provided $1.27 billion in
food aid, leading the fight against
the number one risk in global
health hunger.
These people-to-people pro-
grammes deliver life, hope and a
more positive image of our coun-
try. I have talked with women in
our literacy programmes in
Morocco, who expressed grati-
tude that for the first time in their
lives, they can now mail a letter,
read the labels at the store and
best of all, help their children with
their homework. When I asked a
young man in one of our English
language classes what difference it
had made to him, he said, "I have
a job and my friends don't." A
Somali mother almost reduced to
begging told us that our food-for-
work programme had not only
saved her life, but restored her
dignity.
At this time of year, when peo-
ple are called to care for the hun-
gry, the sick and the abandoned,
Americans should know we are
giving the gift of hope to thou-
sands of people whose names we.
will never know. And I will con-
tinue to advocate that we do even
more. hecijau.c ihe diplomacy ot
dcld, *cre' both our wn
national irimtrest. fand ithe people
of every nation.
*Karen Hughes is U.S. Under
Secretary of State for Public
Diplomacy and Public Affairs.


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* By JASON DONALD
IN a year which featured an
under-strength, Superman, a
dull-as-dishwater Da Vinci
Code and an X-Men lacking the
X-factor, it took old hand 007 to
ensure 2006 had at least one
blockbuster that delivered.
Daniel Craig may not have
been the fans' first choice for
the role, but the new James
Bond went down a storm with
both critics and the franchise's
faithful alike come the Novem-
ber release of Casino Royale.
Craig was in his element in a
refreshingly low-key (relatively
speaking) Bond outing and sun-
ny Nassau has rarely looked
better on the big screen.
Until then the big guns had
virtually all misfired. The afore-
mentioned Superman Returns
proved that the old saying is
true: "you can never go back" -
especially when the man of steel
is more than a little rusty.
Save for a ridiculously con-
trived set piece involving a
space shuttle, Supes never quite
got going and, especially when
compared to the wonder of the
Christopher Reeve movies, this
one was depressingly under-
whelming.
The Da Vinci Code wasn't
much better, with Tom Hanks
and co almost visibly showing
the weight of a zillion paper-
back readers' expectations on
their shoulders.
The movie was caught up in a
religious furore before its
release, but if there was any-


thing controversial in there, I
must have dozed through it.
X-Men: The Last Stand (sort
of) brought the end to another
franchise a series of films that
were in turn: too short, too long
and too ordinary. If a hairy,
blue Kelsey Grammer can't
hold your attention, nothing
can.

Improvement

Things picked up briefly,
however, with Pirates of the
Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest -
a gloriously over-the-top sequel
to 2003's smash hit.
Johnny Depp, Orlando
Bloom and Keira Knightley had
a ball in this deliciously convo-
luted mishmash of slapstick,
horror and swashbuckling mad-
ness and what about those spe-
cial effects?
In fact, as the year went one
there were couple of real sur-
prises in store.
Martin Scorsese's umpteenth
'return to form' for once proved


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to be just that with Leonardo
DiCaprio, Matt Damon and
Mark Wahlberg giving three
blistering performances in the
highly-entertaining crime dra-
ma The Departed. Jack Nicol-
son may have chewed up the
scenery just a tad, but a dyna-
mite script and some unexpect-
ed twists made this one of the
year's best.
An honourary mention must
also go to The Queen a
sharply observed drama about
the British Royal Family and
government's handling of the
aftermath of Princess Diana's
death. What could have lapsed
into an inadvertent pantomime,
turned out to be just the oppo-
site thanks in no small part to
an incredible performance
from Helen Mirren as the
monarch. Michael Sheen was
also superb as Prime Minister
Tony Blair in this unexpected
gem.
So there you have it. Not a
great year by any means, but
even if the majority of the
blockbusters couldn't cut it at
least those featuring spies and
pirates did the job.


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Galanis indignant at FNM commercial,.


FROM page one
He said that the "scurrilous
and outrageous" commercial
would "surely have made up"
the minds of any undecided vot-
ers not to vote for the opposi-
tion.
"The FNM have clearly
demonstrated their disconnec-
tion with the respectable, intel-
ligent Bahamian voter who
needs and wants to hear about
issues in order to make up their
mind how to cast their ballots
next year," he said.
"Forty years ago this month,
Sir Lynden described this time


of year as one 'when brotherly
love should reign supreme in
our hearts and our minds ought
to be turned to the birth of Our
Lord Jesus,' he said.
"Instead, the UBP called a
surprise election, provoking Sir
Lynden to accuse the UBP
Cabinet of having given 'no
thought as to how the peaceful
Christmas of others might be
disturbed'....and look what hap-
pened to the UBP after that
holiday campaign, when Elec-
tion Day dawned on January
10, 1967."
"This one disgusting jingle
has shown the people of The


Bahamas just what kind of lead-
ership the FNM will offer. The
people want leaders who will
lead; the FNM provides lead-
ers who are busy creating vul-
gar jingles. The people want to
hear about issues that are
important to their future; the
FNM would rather make silly'
jokes and offer empty slogans,"
he said.
He predicted that the PLP, a
"party that respects and reveres
the time-honoured Christmas .
traditions of our Christian'
nation" will be victorious in the
next election, and with an even
greater majority.


New border control



contract is signed


FROM page one
According to the minister, the
idea of the new passports is to
update. the security features on
Bahamian identity documents,
bringing these documents into
compliance with the standards
mandated by the International
Civil Aviation Organization
(ICAO) before May 2010.
In an attempt to cut down on
identity theft and fraud, he said
that the new machine readable
passports will feature a "chip-
based biometric authentication
for fingerprints, facial charac-
teristics, and signature capture."
In the past some have ques-
tioned government's insistence
on requiring passport holders
to provide fingerprints when the
ICAO says that the face is the
"preferred biometric" for con-
firming the holder's identity by
machine, but both Minister
Mitchell and Mr Ram said that
the fingerprints are the accept-
ed biometric marker worldwide.
"As many of you know, even
today, when going into the
United States, they are taking
fingerprints, so these are the
wa \ s that the international are
mo\ e, and our goal was to offer
the Bahamas a solution that
would not only allow the
Babamnias to catch up, but leap-
frog many other countries, so


that the Bahamas would get the
benefit of the most secure pass-
port and identity system avail-
able," said Mr Ram.
"We need to note that while
no system is foolproof," added
Minister Mitchell, "the system
will be more secure than the
existing document and, further
this, security will be enhanced
by levels of security that will all
have to be shown to be correct
before the identity is accepted."
The new service being deliv-
ered by Indusa is expected to
provide "a fully automated and
highly secure identity document
issuing system and border con-
trol management system," with
an integrated database, so that
Immigration, Foreign Affairs,
and police officials can be con-
nected and better able to man-
age the country's borders.
The process leading up to
yesterday's signing, which Min-
ister Mitchell called a "pro-
tracted and tortuous.history of
investigating and tendering,"
was highly scrutinized and, in
many instances, publicly criti-
cised.
In June of 2002, Minister
Mitchell acknowledged that his
ministry was behind on making
the passports available for a,
then, January 2003 deadline.
Then, in October 2005, despite
being assured by officials in his


ministry that the new equip-
ment for the passports would
have been in place that year,
the minister was once again left
without a product to present to
the Bahamian public.
Adding to that, earlier this
year, FNM leader Hubert Ingra-
ham castigated the present
administration for failing to intro-
duce the machine readable pass-
ports saying, "four years later,
the incompetent, lazy govern-
ment has still not produced it."
However, accounting for the
delay, Minister Mitchell said:
"One of the main issues would
have been that standards
changed, so we wanted to get
the latest technology rather
than seeking to go with an exist-
ing technology which would
have been acceptable, and then
have to later update."
Now, with the contract sign-
ing for the new technology com-
plete, the minister concluded:
"There was a delay, the delay
was regrettable, and it should
have been done sooner. But the
fact is, we are where we are,
and we hope that in doing so,
that we move forward and that
Bahamians get a passport which
will have all the security mark-
ers that we want, and we are
assured that it works and it
makes our travels easier around
he world."


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FROM page one
was never any evidence to sug-
gest that this was the case.
The officer said there was no
sign of a struggle and nothing to
Suggest anything violent hap-
pened in the apartment or
around the body.
"People are talking and there
is speculation but the official
position is we do not have any
evidence that suggests that
there is foul play," Mr Fergu-
son said.
Jay Damianos, the 22-year-
old son of Bahamian realtor

Baggage

handlers

sentenced

FROM page one
helicopter to the US to face
similar drug related charges.
According to sources, the man
was sentenced to 18 months.
However, assistant commis-
sioner of police Mr Reginald
Ferguson said that such a sce-
nario was an impossibility.
S "That isn't so. Based on what
you've told me that cannot hap-
pen. That is an impossible task,"
he said.








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George Damianos Sr, report-
edly disappeared Saturday night
after he separated from friends
in a parking garage on Paradise
Island.
Earlier that evening, he was
reportedly dancing with friends
at Dragons nightclub at
Atlantis.
When he and his friends left
the nightclub, he was supposed
to meet them at the Bamboo


nightclub. When he failed to
show up, his friends became
concerned.
Unfortunately, their worst
fears were realized when his
body was found later that morn-
ing.
When asked if Mr Dami-
anos was intoxicated at the
time of the fall, Mr Ferguson
said it would be inappropriate
for him to comment on that.


CENTRAL GOSPEL CHAPEL^
CHRISTIE & DOWDESWELL STREET'S Tel: 325-2921
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, 2006
10:00 a.m. Communion Service
11:00 a.m. Speaker:
Elder Brentford Isaacs
NO EVENING SERVICE
Bible Class: 9:45 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10.45 a.m. N
Community Outreach: 11:30 a.m. Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Midweek Service 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays)
Sisters' Prayer Meeting: 10:00 a.m. (2nd Thursday of each month)
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7:00 a.m. Bro. Clayton Taylor/ Rev. Carla Culmer
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7:00 p.m. Rev. Caria Culmer/ Music Ministry Concert
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Awards for Sandals staff


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CAPTAIN WILLIE KNOWLES, 73

1 resident of Sea I
wceze Lane and
formally of Simms
Long Island. will be
held on Saturday
December 23"'. 2006. :
at 10:00 a. m.. at
Salem Union Baptist
Church. Taylor Street. n
nermient will follow '4
iTV tie Lake vie-w
0,*zrn Kolsa n. d T a
Mausoleuns. John F.
Kennedy Drive.
Officiating will be st
Rev. Dr. C. W. 1
Saunders assisted by S
otherdMinisters of Th
Gospel. Services hMave
been entrusted to Gateway Memorial Funeral Chapel,
Kenwood Street and Mount Royal A venue.,

He is survived by his faithful and dedicated wife Ameris
KnoWles; eight (8) sons, Willie Knowles Jr., Melford,
Hercules, Gregory, Paul, Pablo, Philip, Albourn and
Wildron Knowles; stepsons, Truman and Tamiaal Hamilton
and Deangelo Smith; eleven (11) daughters, Madilyn Davis,
Susan, Maragrette, Constance, Fraedrica, Ivy, Judymae
Knowles, Denise Green, Evelyn Brennen, WPC Loretta
Young and Philispy Rolle; stepdaughters, Tanya and
Tanice Hamilton and Maradonna Smith; one (1) brother,
Edwin Knowles; three (3) sisters, Rita Morley, Emnily
Smith and Icelyn Miller; forty eight (48) grandchildren,
Gredra and Clement McKenzie, Chaddina Taylor, Kareem
Clarke, Anthone Rolle, Glennigua Strachan, Monica
Roberts, Antroy White., Alesyon Smith, Melford Baron,
Frenda, Felicia, Clsea, Shamnika, Jarod, Grexton, Andrea,
Paul Jr., Dorinelle Knowles, LaKeisha Lewis, Odena,
Brittani Brennen, Hadassah, Jayson and Christiano Green,
Gregory Knowles Jr., Antonio Henfield, Candece and
Kirk Baker, Bradia, Ahmal, Rajevi, Chiquita, Manlinique,
Carlton, Chikerza, Dorenta, Philip Jr., Julian, Pedro,
Lakesa, Jackie, Valentino, Philippa, Peter, Dandra, Tyler,
Breone, Rebecca, Raynell and Cameron; seventeen (17)
greatgrand children, two (2) sons-in-law, Jason Green and
Bradley Brennes; three (3) daughters-in-law, Monica
Knowles, Jane Knowles and Jeroma Knowles; four (4)
sisters-in-law, Danzella Knowles, Lila Forbes, Ethel
Garland and Consuella Sands; four brothers-in-law Charlie
Miller, Ashton and Calvin Harvey and Willis Neat; six
(6) nieces, Jennifer Moss, Katherine Smith, Ida Strachan,
Loretta Carey and Lillian Taylor, Estella Smith, Roselyn
and Ashely Knowles; fifteent(15) nephews, Sam, Wilford
and David Smith, Wayne Knowles, Marshal Haven,
Bertram and Leon Morley, Rodger, Steve, Christopher,
Lynden, Fritzgerald Spencer and Jeffersonp Miller; one (1)
uncle, Melvin Knowles; two (2) aunts, Jenny and Doris
Knowles; three nieces-in-law, numerous nephews-in-law;
twenty-five (25) grand nephews and nieces, other relatives
and friends including Alfred Rolle, Susan Joseph, Rev.
Knowles and Knowles, George Knowles, Henry and Maple
Taylor of Orlando Florida; Lillymae Burrows and family,
Rev. Urban Knowles and family, Cleveland Knowles and
family James Knowles former M. P., Elma Knowles, Sam
Grey William Edgecombe and family, Liz Pinder, Theo
Taylor and family, Bishop Harcourt Pinder, 0. A. Pinder,
Stanley Pinder, Noami Pinder, Eleanor Miller, Stafford,
Malachi, Susan, Elgie Knowles, Joycelyn Smith, Joanna
Evans, Judyette Gibson, Avis 0: Kane, Rev. Dr. C. W.
Saunders and the entire membership of Salem Union
Baptist Church, Nigel Bowe and family, Cat. Josey, Capt.
Nigel Davis, Macfield Mortimer and family, Jason and
Kathy Turnquest, Management and StaffofJ & J Fisheries,
Staff of D'albeanas Agency, Staff of Packing House
Clarence Town, Long Island, The crew of the Mia Dean
Management and Staff of Radiator Specialist, Captians
of all the Motor Vessels of the Potters Cay Dock, Staff of
the Port Authority many other relatives and friends too
numerous to mention.

Public Viewing will take place on Friday from 10:00 a.
m. to 6:00 p. m. at Gateway Memorial Funeral Chapel
Kenwood Street and Mount Royal A venue and from 8:30
a. m. to service time at the church.


THERE were many surprises
at Sandals Royal Bahamian
Resort's annual awards presen-
tation and Christmas party as
more than 20 employees walked
away with a host of plaques,
cheques, and gifts such as com-
puters, televisions, appliances,
trips and more.
One of the Monday evening's


most touching moments was
when 22-year-old Fabia Foster
was named employee of the year.
Among Fabia's gifts was a
seven-day trip for two to Orlan-
do including hotel, airfare and
spending money; a refrigerator,
DVD player and 27 inch televi-
sion.
Two supervisors of the year


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Mme Marie Theresa Philippe, 42


of Podoleo Street and fromerly
of St. Louis Du Nord Haiti will
be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday
- 24th, December. 2006 at
Metropolitan Church of The
Nazarene. East Street and
Bahama Avenue. Officiating
Rev. Dr. Antoine St. Louis
assisted by Rev. Daniel Small
and other ministers of the
Gospel. Interment follows in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens
J.F.K. Drive.
S, -v_ i ,t *;
CTrsertTd"isfiemory are held by her husband; Rev.
(pastor) Nelson Pierre; six children five boys, Evans,
Kelson. Benson, Jefferey aAd Jacob and one and only
princess, Theresa; her parents, Mr. and Mrs.Clendanor
and Sainterese Philippe; one brother, Steve Philippe;
two sisters, Frances Philippe and Clenide Francois;
t\o uncles. Serraeus and Vildoner Philippe; three
aunts. Marie Louise, Malsaus and Miss Saintaman;
two brothers-in-law, Rev. Dr. Antonie St. Louis and
Tony Francois; two sisters-in-law, Judy St. Louis and
Ceranise Philippe; mother-in-law, Gloria St. Louis;
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together team for fed Cup


TENNIS
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
WHILE the Bahamas Lawn
Tennis Association is trying to
wiggle its way out of the men's
American Zone III Davis Cup
tie, the question is: when will
the Bahamas return to compe-
tition in the Fed Cup for
women?
The BLTA hosted successful
trials for the Davis Cup team
this week at the National Tennis
Centre. But executives had no
answer as to when they will be
able to assemble another Fed
Cup team.
"We can put together a very
good team, but all of our play-
ers are engaged in college on
scholarships," said BLTA pres-
ident Georgio Baldacci. "I've
spoken to some of the coaches
and they've told me that it's
impossible to release the players
during the Fed Cup because
that's when they have to play
tennis.
Not having played in three
years, if the Bahamas was to
play next year, they will have
; to play out of the Americas
Zone II, which is scheduled for
April 16-21 in Uruguay.
Already listed to play are Bar-
bados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Cuba,
Ecuador, Guatemala, Hon-
duras. Organisation of Eastern
Caribbean Srares (OECS),
Paraguay, Trindad and Tobago
and Urugary.
The last time the Bahamas
played Fed Cup was in 2003
when Baldacci took the team
of Nikkita Fountain, Jessica
Sweeting and Keva Palmer to
Mexico where they lost to 0-3 to
Urugray, Mexico and Canada
respectively in their round robin
S play. ;
The year before in Mexico,
Baldacci used the 1-2 punch of
Fountain And Larikah Russell.
Daphany Mortier was also a
* part of the team. They defeated
Puerto Rico 2-1 before losing
0-3 to Canada and 1-2 to Mexi-
co.
In the 13 years that the
-Bahamas has played in Fed Cup
since 1990, this year it seemed
as if this is the best crop of play-
ers that the BLTA could assem-
ble, if they can get them out of
their collegiate commitments.
S Russell has completed her
studies and is on the tour, trying
to make the Women's Profes-
sional Tennis Association cut.
However, Fountain, Jessica
Sweeting and Alanna Rodgers
are all in college.
Baldacci said if they can
assemble the team, there's no
reason why they can't advance


to play in the World Group. He
said in 2004, the Bahamas had
assembled a team to travel, but
at the least minute they had to
scrap the trip because the play-
ers couldn't get out of college,
The BLTA was eventually
fined $1,500 for the "no show"
by the International Tennis
Federation. Baldacci said they
have since written the ITF
requesting that they change the
date for the Fed Cup, but they
haven't had any response.
Kim Cartwright, the director
of tennis at Atlantis on Paradise
Island, said she would love to
be a part of this team, if the
BLTA could put it together.
Is she considering a return to
the playing field? No.
Cartwright, who has enjoyed
the longest playing streak by
any Bahamian nine years with
a 13-43 win-loss record (8-for-23
in singles and 5-for-20 in dou-
bles) said she would love to
travel as the coach.
"I think it would be a dream
team," said Cartwright, who is
also helping to groom her
daughter, Kerrie
Cartwright to follow in her
footsteps. "But it's just so hard
to get them together. They have
to play for their colleges." '
Fountain, the active player
with the next best stats five
years with a 13-17 win-loss
record (7-for-10 in singles and 6-
for-7in doubles agreed that if
they can come together, it will
be a fantastic team for the
Bahamas.
Fountain, who is preparing to
complete her final semester at
Florida International Universi-
ty where she is recovering from
stress fracture in her shins, said
she would love to play Fed Cup
again with the women who are
currently playing.
"It's hard to watch it go down
the drain because we got it to a
certain level and conflicting
schedules didn't allow us to go
back and we dropped again,"
she stated. "Hopefully me and
Larikiah can get together and
Alanna and Jessica and any-
body else who is willing."
Unlike the Davis Cup team,
Fountain said they don't get the
kinds of recognition that they
deserve and that is partly
because they do not have any
women playing on the pro cir-
cuit. But she said all of the
women, who are still eligible,
would love nothing but to bring
the team to the prominence as
the men.
As for whether or not she will
be leaning towards a pro career
in tennis, 22-year-old Fountain
SEE page two


* COLLEGIAN Nikkita Fountain relaxed at the National Tennis Centre. She's one of the players who would love to play on the Fed
Cup team.
(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune staff).


Jamaican All Stars team to compete




in CI Gibson basketball tournament


0 By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
FOR the fourth consecutive year,
the CI Gibson Secondary School will
provide a senior boys basketball tour-
nament to help spice up the festive
holiday season.
As usual, the tournament comes in
between the Christmas and New
Year's Day celebrations.. It will run
from Wednesday to Saturday at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium and will
feature 16 teams placed in four differ-
ent pools in a round robin format.
The Eight Mile Rock Bluejays will
be the only team coming in from
Grand Bahama, the Cheetahs from
.South Andros will be returning and
back for their second appearance will
be Team Jamaica.


Tournament director Alfred Forbes
said since the inception four years ago,
they have seen a tremendous increase
in popularity with fans longing for
some competitive sporting activity to
engage in during the holidays.
"I think what's good about this one is
the fact that since the New Providence
schools haven't started their regular
season yet, this will give them a taste of
what to come in the GSSSA and also to
see where they need to be for the mas-
ter tournament, the Hugh Campbell
(Basketball Classic in February),"
Forbes said.
Although some of the Government
Secondary Schools Sports Association's
teams had the Dame Doris Johnson
Invitational Basketball Tournament to
compete in last month, the majority of
the teams are still waiting for the start


of the season.
The GSSSA had a prolonged vol-
leyball season, due to some constitu-
tional matters which prevented the
start of the basketball season, which
will have to wait until the new year.
Anxiously waiting to compete are
CV Bethel Stingrays, who won the
Doris Johnson Tournament over
the CC Sweeting Cobras. The
defending Hugh Campbell Basket-
ball Classic champions, CI Gibson
Rattlers were stunned in the tour-
nament. The Rattlers will be placed
in pool one with the King's College,
Church of God and the RM Bailey
Pacers.
In pool two are the Kingsway Acad-
emy Saints, Telios Academy, Eight
Mile Rock and the Jordan Prince
William Falcons.


Pool three comprise of the CV
Bethel Stingrays, South Andros,
Mount Carmel Cavaliers and the Gov-
ernment High Magicmen. And Doris
Johnson will be joined by the St John's
College Giants, CC Sweeting and
Team Jamaica.
"I understand that Eight Mile Rock
did very well at the Catholic High
Tournament and we have a foreign
team in Jamaica, an All-Star team,"
Forbes said.
"We're hoping that this can be a
tournament that everybody will con-
tinue to look forward to during the
Yuletide season:
"This time of the year with junkanoo
going on, it's a good idea for kids to
have something to do while they are off
from school in between the two festi-
vals. We feel it will provide some event


for the students to participate in."
Admission will be $3 per session,
which will cover three games each,
during the preliminary rounds from
Wednesday to Friday. The play-offs
will see an increase of $5 per ses-
sion.
Forbes said Team Jamaica will add
some additional excitement to the tour-
nament as they will be back for their
second appearance. They first came
two years ago during the second tour-
nament.
This time, Forbes said they have
indicated that they are bringing along a
number of fans to support what they
have put together as an AU-Star team,
comprising players from a number of
high schools in Jamaica.
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Women hope for Fed Cup team


Jamaican All Stars to


attend tournament


FROM page one
"Them coming over with a
larger contingent says that
they had fun and they enjoyed
participating in the tourna-
ment," Forbes said. "So I'm
sure that they will enjoy them-
selves this time and we're
looking forward to having


them, because it will provide a
lot of excitement."
Forbes said in addition to the
Doris Johnson Tournament, CI
Gibson and Prince William both
participated in the Catholic
High Tournament and they all
performed very well, so they
could be considered teams to
watch along with CV Bethel,


CC Sweeting, Eight Mile Rock
and Jamaica.
"We feel that this tournament
will definitely help those teams
that haven't yet participated
because of the late start in the
GSSSA," said Forbes, the
immediate past president of the
GSSSA, now headed by Edna
Forbes.


9 FORMER Fed Cup veteran player Kim Cartwright chats with BLTA president Georgio
Baldacci about the Fed Cup team


FROM page one
said her aim is to get into grad
school. She is currently study-
ing psychology. A pro career
is an option, depending how
she fares during the summer.
While she waits, Fountain
said she will turn her concen-
tration on her collegiate career


as she tries to help FIU make it
to All American. They just
missed it last season by one
spot.
"I was playing singles and
doubles and I was in a lot of
pain," said Fountain, about her
past season. "I had to sit out
some matches and.I had to go
to Nationals for some individ-


oto: Felipe Major/Tribune staff)

ual matches and it was horrible.
"But over the summer and
over this past semester, I had to
sit out and watch. There was
nothing that they could do. I
just started playing the last
weeks in school. But I'm back.
I just have to get in shape again.
It'd going to be tough, but I will
take it one day at a time."


Here's a look at the Cl Gibson's Fourth Annual Christmas Invitational Basketball Tour-
nament that will be played at the Kendal isaacs Gymnasium next week:
Pool 1 Cl GIbson, King's College; Church of God and RM Bailey.
Pool II Kingsway Academy, Tellos Academy, Eight Mile Rock and Prince William.
Pool III CV Bethel, South Andros, Mt. Carmel and Government High.
Pool IV Doris Johnson, St. John's College, CC Sweeting and Team Jamaica.
WEDNESDAY
Session One
9am Cl Gibson vs Church of God (P1).
1015am King's College vs RM Bailey (P1I).
11.90am St. John's College vs Doris Johnson (PIV)
Session Two
2pm CC Sweeting vs Team Jamaica (PIV).
3.15pm Mt. Carmel vs Government High (Pill).
4.30pm Kingsway Academy vs Telios Academy (Pli).
Session Three
7pm Eight Mile Rock vs Prince William High (Pll).
8.15pm South Andros vs CV Bethel (Pill).
9.30pm Cl Gibson vs King's College (P1).
THURSDAY
Session Four
9am Team Jamaica vs St. John's College (PIV).
10.15am-CV Bethel vs Mt. Carmel (Pill).
11.30am Prince William vs Tellos Academy (Pll).
Session Five
2pm Kingsway Academy vs Eight Mile Rock (PII).
3.15pm RM Bailey vs Cl Gobson (PI).
4.30pm Government High vs South Andros (Pill).
Session Six
7pm Doris Johnson vs CC Sweeting (PIV).
8.15pm Prince William vs Kingsway Academy (P11).
9.30pm King's College vs Church of God (P1I).
FRIDAY
Session Seven
9am CV Bethel vs Government High (Pill).
10.15am Mt. Carmel vs South Andros (Pill).
11.30am Church of God vs RM Bailey (PI).
Session Eight
2pm Doris Johnson vs Team Jamaica (PIV).
3.15pm Eight Mile Rock vs Telios Academy (Pil).
4.30pm CC Sweeting vs St. John's College.
Session Nine
Pool Championships.
SATURDAY
Session Ten
Cross-over playoffs.
Session Eleven
Consolation and Championship games.


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Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The
Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Tuesday 6pm to
7pm / 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

The Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets at
5:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month
at their Headquarters at East Terrace, Cen-
treville. Call 323.4482 for more info.

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being
held 6:30pm Tuesdays at Nassau GymNastics
Seagrapes location (off Prince Charles Dr).
Doctor approval is required. Call 364.8423 to
register for more info.


CIVIC CLUBS
The Kiwanis Club of New Providence meets
every Tuesday at 7:30pm at the Holy Cross
Community Centre; Highbury Park.

The Luncheon Pilot Club of Nassau meets
every third Tuesday at SuperClubs Breezes,
Cable Beach at 12:30pm. We invite all com-
munity minded persons to attend.

Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday,
7:30pm @ C C Sweeting Senior School's Din-
ing Room, College Ayenue off Moss Road. *
Club Cousteau 7343 meets Tuesdays at 7:30pm
in the Chickcharney Hotel, Fresh Creek, Cen-
tral Andros Club 7178 meets each Tuesday
at 6pm at the Cancer Society of the Bahamas,
3rd Terrace, Centreville.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Eta Psi Omega
chapter meets every second Tuesday, 6:30pm
@ the Eleuthera Room in the Wyndham Nas-
sau Resort, Cable Beach Kappa Alpha Psi
Fraternity meets every second Tuesday,
6:30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM Office, 4th
floor meeting room Alpha Phi Alpha Fra-
ternity meets every first Tuesday, 6:30pm at
the British Colonial Hilton. Please call
502.4842/377.4589 for more info.

The Downtown Pilot Club of Nassau meets
every third Tuesday of the month at 6pm at,
the J P Whitney Building, First Terrace,
Collins Avenue.


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* ENTERTAINMENT
"Judge Daisy" Dynamite Daisy will be fea-
tured in a Holiday Comedy Show Tuesday,
December 26 at the National Centre for the
Performing Arts. The matinee show will be
at 4pm and the evening show will be at Bpm.
Tickets are available at 100% Bible Book-
stores, the Christian Bookshop, Golden Gates
World Outreach Ministries and Trinity Assem-
bly.


N iMt INK WEDNESDAY i.

* ENTERTAINMENT
Express Yourself: Poets, vocalists, musicians,
visual artists, story tellers, dancers, talented
people are invited to an Open Mic Night @
Da Island Club on West Bay Street (inside
the Nassau Beach Hotel) the place where
"the grown folks hang out". The evening starts
every Wednesday night at 8pm. This is the
Bahamian cultural expression that your ears
have been craving for in a cool,, comfortable
and safe environment. Express Yourself is the
-brain child of the talented spoken word artist
Mrs. Nadine Thomas Brown.
The sessions have developed to showcase
Bahamian singers, musicians, dancers, movie
makers, storytellers, sculptors and visual
artists.

* PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS
Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports
Bar every Wednesday 5pm-8pm. Free appe-
tizers and numerous drink specials.

* HEALTH
Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: New
. Providence Community Centre: Wednesday -
7pm to 8pm. The Nassau Group: Rosetta
Street, Wednesday 6pm to 7pm / 8:30pm to
9:30pm.

FREE Health and Wellness Lectures are held
thp first Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm
at New Providence Community Center Blake
Road. For more information call 327.1660 or
327.2878. FREE Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar
and Cholesterol Screening.

The Cancer Society of the Bahamas Support
Group meets every Wednesday from 5:30pm
to 7pm at Cancer Headquarters, two doors
south of ZNS. Cancer patients, survivors, their
family, members and friends are invited to
attend. Phone 323.4482


* CIVIC CLUBS
The Rotary Club of SouthEast Nassau meets
every Wednesday from 1pm 2pm at East
Villa Restaurant, East Bay Street. Always an
interesting speaker and great fellowship. If
you would like to attend our meetings please
send an e-mail to bruno.pletscher@gottar-
do.com or kathyvsmith@hotmail.com.

The Nassau Bahamas Alumnae chapter of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated
meets 6:30pm every third Wednesday at the
Bahamas National Pride Building.

International Training in Communication,
Essence Club #3173 holds it's bi-monthly
meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of
each month at Doctor's Hospital Conference
Room.

Nassau Council 10415 Knights of Columbus
meets the second and fourth Wednesday of
the month, 8pm @ St Augustine's Monastery.

The Kiwanis Club of Cable Beach invites the
public to its regular weekly meeting held every
Wednesday at 7:30pm at the British Colonial
Hilton. Kiwanis is a worldwide service organ-
isation dedicated to changing the world One
Child, One Community at a time."

School and Community Nature Walk and Pet-
ting Zoo Free Every Wednesday from lOam
to 2:30pm at Earth Village Ranch, St Albans
Drive and Columbus Avenue (Chippingham).
Call (242) 356.2274 now to make reservations.
Open to all ages and groups Monday-Sunday
from 9am to 6pm. Inquire about additional
activities and programmes.

TM Club 2437 meets each Wednesday on the
4th floor of the Ministry of Health, Meeting
Street, at 6pm.

THURSDAY .

ENTERTAINMENT
Shadowhand Entertainment presents an all
Bahamian Talent Explosion this and every
Thursday night at the Patio Bar & Grill on
Carmichael Road. This event features upcom-
ing Bahamian artist who are ready to showcase
their original material to the world. There will
also be a freestyle competition every week
which is open to the public at large. Doors
open at 8:30pm. Ladies free until 11lpm Gen-
tlemen small door charge. See u there.

HEALTH
Free public health lectures featuring distin-
guished physicians are held at Doctors Hos-
pital every third Thursday of the month at
6pm in the Doctors Hospital Conference
Room. Free screenings between 5pm & 6pm.
For more information call 302.4603.

Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the
public its meeting times and places: The Nas-
sau Group, Rosetta Street: Thursday 6pm to
7pm / 8:30pm to 9:30pm. The Kirk: Thursdays
7:30pm to 8:30pm.

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being
held 6:30pm Thursdays at Nassau GymNas-
tics Seagrapes location (off Prince Charles
Dr). Doctor approval is required. Call
364.8423 to register for more info.

REACH Resources & Education for Autism
and Related Challenges meets from 7pm -
9pm the second Thursday of each month in
the cafeteria of the BEC building, Blue Hill
Road.

CIVIC CLUBS
The Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise has a
breakfast meeting every Thursday morning at
7am at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel'(Fel-
lowship begins at 6:45am).

The Kiwanis Club of Over-the-Hill meets
every Thursday at 8pm at the Holy Cross
Activity Centre, Soldier Road. Guests are wel-
come.

Toastmasters Club 3956 meets every first, sec-
ond and third Thursday at the Ministry of
Health & Environment building on Meeting
Street commencing at 7:30pm. Everyone is


welcome to attend 'TM Club 1600 meets
Thursday, 8:30pm @ SuperClubs Breezes.

International Association of Administrative
Professionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the
third Thursday of every month @ SuperClubs
Breezes, Cable Beach, 6pm.

The recently established National Insurance
Board Retiree Association (NIBRA), meets
every fourth Thursday in the month, in the
National Insurance Board's (NIB) training
room, Wulf Road office complex, at 6pm. All
retirees are welcome.

The Rotary Club of West Nassau holds its
weekly meeting, every Thursday at Choices
Restaurant on the campus of the College of
the Bahamas. Fellowship starts at 12:30pm,
with the meeting held from 1pm to 2pm.

FRIDAY

HEALTH
Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The
Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Friday 6pm to
7pm & 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Sacred Heart
Church: Friday 6pm to 7pm. New Providence
Community Centre: Friday 7pm to 8pm.

CIVIC CLUBS
TM Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas
Baptist Community College Rm A19, Jean St.

Nassau Bahamas Koinionia meets every second
Friday of each month, 7:30pm at the Emmaus
Centre at St Augustine's Monastery. For more
info call 325.1947 after 4pm.

AMISTAD is a club which promotes the
Spanish language- and culture in the commu-
'nitNy. Residents of (he Bahamas who speak
Spanish or are learning Spanish are invited
to attend meetings on the third Friday of the
monthfduring the academic year at 7pmn in
room 13 of COB's Tourism Training Centre.

[I SATURDAY I

HEALTH
Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The
Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Saturday morn-
ings lOam to 11am.

Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every
third Saturday, 2:30pm (except August and
December) @ the Nursing School, Grosvenor
Close, Shirley Street.

Doctors Hospital CPR and First Aid classes
are offered every third Saturday of the month
from 9am-lpm. Contact a Doctors Hospital
Community Training Representative at
302.4732 for more information and learn to
save a life today.


CIVIC CLUBS
JAR CYCLING: The Owners of JAR Cycling
arc pleased to offer a cycling clinic for juniors
between 10 and 17. The free clinic will be held
every Saturday in an effort to encourage kids
to cycle. Parents interested in registering their
children should contact organizers at jarcy-
cling@gmail.com.

llII ~SUNDAY 1 -

PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS
Traveller's Rest Restaurant, West Bay Street,
features special entertainment Gernie,
Tabitha and the Caribbean Express very
Sunday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

HEALTH
Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The
Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Sunday 6pm
to 7pm / 8:30pm to 9:30pm.


Send all your civic and social events (attach
pictures if possible) to The Tribune via fax:
328.2398 or e-mail: ybdeleveaux@tribuneme-
dia.net Out there in the subject line.


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* Having a lot to pack, moving home's
horrible (9)
10 Ift'si not usual to see a woman in the
lab, working (8)
12 Pans arehingsyouWdind
kitchenel (4)
13 Asignofthabitationwhenyouland(6)
14 Imfitate a bird somesortofteal(7)
15 Is t used to make
counterfeit money? (9)
17 Grab and tweak the nose, one
understands (7,2)
18 Bones strewn outside the church-
's indecent (7)
20 Manytried unsuccessfully
to believe (6)
21 Carried the said animal (4)
24 Saw drag back Into the grass (8)
26 Somehow got the three to move
simulaneously (8)
29 When all is said, itIs a
prdicamer (4)
29 A minor you treat disdainfully (6)
31 Now a word of commendation about
the courageous front (7)
34 Going along wthIs
pleasant (9)
36 Due to enter the contest, withdrawing
from (6,3)
38 Lost, carelessly, In her case (7)
39 Bothed tWe aweedl (6)
40 Never again will I cover
for heri (4)
41 1 lay a bet about being an
intoxicant (8)
42 Proves, by working out the tip, you
are Improvident (9)


DOWN
1 Thebird Is a wild duck (8)
2 Had come down with, or grasped (6)
3 Cave In and somehow close the
chum up Inside (8)
4 The poor fellow has something to eat
In the pub (6)
5 Bit from a p-plece in the paper on (8)
6 Leaving the place uninhabited is
disturbing (10)
7 A swallow In the air (7)
8 Upriver, saw strange birds (6)
11 Stray newly named'Elizabeth' (7)
16 Meet beforehand (6)
19 Attack from cover (5)
20 It swims, with a little quack, back (3)
22 Love playing the game to
the letter (5)
23 Air that tells you there's bad weather
on the way (6)
25 Meanttoputthe people underthe
dictators thumb again? (10)
26 The child is upset, too (3)
27 Coverup, though it's hard, wrapping
a sheet round (7)
30 t's an island,"the fellow, with a silly
sneer, put in (8)
31 Angry when there's drink about,
which does puzzle one (8)
32 Making forthe exit, force us to pull up
Inside (8)
33 We can tel from your smile that he's
been good (7)
35 Governing the decision (6)
36 Boy the doctor carried back from the
base (6)
37 He's a beginner when it comes to
sport (6)


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The Worst-Case Scenario


East dealer.
North-South vulnerable.
NORTH
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WEST EAST
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The bidding:
East South West North
Pass 1 NT Pass 3 NT
Opening lead four of spades..
Establishing a long suit at either
notrump or suit contracts is one of
the most common of all procedures.
Before attempting to set up a suit,
however, declarer should consider
whether one approach to the suit's
establishment offers an advantage
over another.
For example, take this deal where
West led a spade against three
notrump. South took East's nine with
the king and, needing four club tricks
to make the contract, led the deuce to
dummy's queen as West followed
suit with the three.


When East showed out, there was
no longer any way to produce four
tricks from the club suit. West's
remaining holding of the A-10-9
made that task impossible. Further-
more, regardless of how declarer
chose to continue, he could not score
nine tricks before the opponents took
five, and he finished down one.
Before attacking clubs, South
should first examine the combined
club holding to see whether it matters
how he initiates the suit. Obviously,
if the missing clubs are divided 2-2
or 3-1, it makes no difference how he
begins. But if one opponent holds all
the missing clubs, the contract is in
danger, so he should address himself
to that possibility.
If East has four clubs, South can-
not score more than three club tricks
no matter how he plays. But if West
has A-10-9-3, declarer can make four
tricks in the uit if he starts by lead-
ing the jack from his hand.
Let's say West takes the jack
with the ace and returns a spade.
South wins and leads a club toward
the K-Q-8. When West plays the nine
if he does not, dummy's eight
wins the trick'- declarer takes the
queen, returns,to his hand with a
heart and traps West's 10-3 of clubs
by leading toward dummy's K-8. A
diamond to the ace then allows South
to score his fifth club, and the con-
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once only. Each must contain the
centre letter and there must be
at least one nine-letter word.
No plurals.
TODAY'S TARGET
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(or more). Solution tomorrow.


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EASYPUZZLE


ACROSS
9 Unpaid worker (9)
10 Eastern (8)
12 Speed contest (4)
13 Shuts (6)
14 Rural house (7)
15 Recklessly bold or
daring (9)
17 Spotted dog (9)
18 Cyclone (7)
20 Ruptures (6)
21 Waterfow (4)
24 Shame, Ignominy (8)
26 Frebug (8)
28 Cooker (4)
29 Chocolate finger
cake (6)
31 Bishop's district (7)


34 Disliked ny many (9)
36 Fruit (9)
38 File of papers (7)
39 Star sign (6)
40 Heroic (4)
41 Cause fear In (8)
42 Morning snack (9)
DOWN
1 Cloudy (8)
2 Equable (6)
3 Moderately
wealthy (4-2-2?
4 Emergency (6
5 Contemplate
mentally (8)
6 Passes round (10)
7 First letter (7)


Jungle expedition (6)
Part left over (7)
After (6)
Uplift (5)
Flying Insect (3)
Squander (5)
Mohair (6)
Speed up (10)
Ventilate (3)
Domed building (7)
High and mIghty (8)
Stopped bottle (8)
Put Into use (8)
Elastic (7)
Baffling questions (6)
Five, for example (6)
Mischievous (6)


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Horoscope


By LINDA BLACK


SATURDAY,
'DECEMBER 23
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 t
When someone younger than you 1
offers advice, take it. Just because
you're older doesn't necessarily'
make you wiser. Benefit from the
experiences of this other person.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
A big moneymaking opportunity:
comes your way. You may need to
ask family for a loan to help you get
involved in this investment. Not
everyone will be receptive.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 '
Make the most of a meeting with an
old friend, Gemini. You haven't seen
this person in a while, and you
should make up for lost time. Head.
out for a night on the town.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 '
A financial situation puts you in the
red for a few days, Cancer, until...
your next paycheck clears. You.
must be a bit more careful with your.
money for the next week.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
That difficult situation at work has
blown over, Leo, leaving you in the'
clear to resume your previous
duties without distraction. Enjoy
the minor victory.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
You've finally seen a light at the
end of the tunnel, Virgo. Enjoy the
the newfound positive attitude.
Apply it to all areas of your life for
maximum benefit.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
There are changes ahead, Libra.
Unfortunately, you will not like
them all. Make the most of the posi-
tive aspects and patiently wait for
the negative ones to blow over.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You're looking for a night out with
the guys or gals, Scorpio. Make it
happen now, because in a few
weeks you'll be too busy to spare
any time.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Put your best foot forward when you
meet someone for the first time this
week, Sagittarius. This is your only
chance to make a good impression, so
make it count.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
You don't always need to be the cen-
ter of attention, Capricorn. Those .
around you are tired of shining the
spotlight solely on you. Give others ,
a chance for a change.


AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
There will be some good news in
store for you this week, Aquarius.
Don't drive yourself mad waiting
for it to arrive. Go about your nor-
mal business.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
There are troubles brewing with a
romantic partner, Pisces. You both just
can't see eye to eye on anything. It's
time to move on.


White mates In two moves,
against any defence (by Sam
Loyd). America's chess "puzzle
king" delighted in creating
problems which at first glance 8270
looked either impossible to 8
solve or to have multiple
answers. Here the black king Is 7
shivering in mid-board,
menaced not only by numerous
white queen checks butalso by 5
an apparently deadly double
check created by Rg3+.
Remarkably, none of these 3
obvious approaches achieves a 2
two-turn solution. So how about
1Qe2 or 1Qg2, blocking the I
BK's escape? The snag Is Black's a b c d e f g h
reply gxh6, allowing White's 2
Rg3+ to be countered by Black's
own Rxg3+. So how does White
create checkmate in two moves?
As a due, Loyd liked seemingly
Irrelevant queen moves. LEONARD UADEN


YESTERDAY'S CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
ACROSS: 4, A-gents. 7, Wet paint 8, Hidden 10, S-tea-k 13, Mons(-ieur) 14, H-ell
'15, L-ist 16, Ply 17; Ud-N 19, Epee 21, Hot dinner 23, Pete 24, MI-TT 26, Ham
27, Maul 29. Tees 32. Germ 33, My-Ron 34, Tirade 35, A-butting 36,
The-bes(-t)
DOWN: 1 Swish 2, St.-eel 3, Jack 4, A-Thos. 5, Ends 6, Treble 9, Intent 11, Tell
12, Allot 13, Mini-mum 15, L-ED 16, Per 18, Ite-me-d 20. Pet-ty 21, Hem 22,
Nil 23, Parish 25, NE-o 28, Areas 30, Er-win 31, S-nags 32, Garb 33, M.o.t.-h


YESTERDAYS EASY SOLUTIONS
ACROSS: 4, Social 7, Derelict 8, Abacus 10, Cache 13, Crew 14, Tree 15, Beer
16, Gen 17, Roan 19, Eden 21, Bountiful 23, Sins 24, Rote 26, Cat 27, Then 29,
Laid 32, Peas 33, Aside 34, Nomads 35, Tightest 36, Sneeze
DOWN: 1, Edict 2, Truce 3, Else 4, Stare 5, Claw 6, Acumen 9, Bereft 11, Art
12, Heron 13, Centres 15, Ban 16, Gel 18, Ousted 20, Duels 21, Bit 22, Ion 23,
Saloon 25, Bid 28, Haste 30, Aides 31, Dents 32, Pace 33, Ache
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3 Do but vacillate in uncertainty (5)
8 Sendbyair(5)
10 He greatly likes to have cashtto
spare (5)
11 Deserter from an operation (3)
12 Of cards, one in a run (5)
13 Leo could have had lots
to play with (7)
15 No return in revenue (5)
18 Jack has a right to thanks (3)
19 Love so as possibly mad
with passion (6)
21 Beefy leading team (7)
22 In the best position to mash some
potatoes (4)
23 Not the complete employee? (4)
24 Wild lion man, if only In name (7)
26 With which to write colourful stuff? (6)
29 Something warm you can buy In a
drugstore? (3)
31 Poor fellow in a hole, perhaps, and
about finished (5)
32 As capital, put a grand In the bank all
right (7)
34 Be Itl-conceived as a publication (5)
35 A lion In the jungle, once (3)
36 The look of an old Indian
Army man? (5)
37 Thick scattering of seed around the
end ofthegarden (5)
38 Venomous type with a beautiful
skin? (5)


Yesterday's cryptic olttons
ACROSS: 9, Loat-hsome 10, Ab-Norma4- 12, Mugs 13,
A-light 14, Emu-late 15, Not r 17, Catch-es on 18,
Obs-CE-ne 20, C-redit 21 Bre boar 24 Reard-ed 26,
Tog-ether 28, Hole (whole) 29, Sligh1, rav-AD-o 34,
Agreeable 36, B-owing out 38, H-ae r 39, Nettle 40,
(Ne)Ver-a(galn) 41, An-i-set-te 42, Oyersp-end
DOWN; Flaming-0 2, Caught 3, Col-ep-M 4, B-egg-ar 5,
P-article 6, Un-settling 7, Dau 8, MaC-aws 11,
Meand-ER 16, Prepay 19, Shell 20, Cod*(e) 22,0-imega
23, St-raIn 25, De-liberate 26,Tot(rev) 27, Sheat-H-e 3,
Gu-ernse-y 31, Be-wild-er 32, Out-waid-s 33, Dentist 35,
Ruling 36,B-ottO-M (rev) 37, Opener


DOWN
1 Lord of Bolton? (5)
2 Not a colliery strike, but a high-speed
Interruption (3,4)
4 Love a girt to be good (4)
5 She's never quite lone in bed, it
may seem (6)
6 A child takes them to be something
emblematic (5)
7 Point to a jug as being more
modem (5)
9 Split grain possibly used in salads (3)
12 Rent taken out of some pension by
twisting (7)
14 One turned on when running? (3) .
16 It's essential to be relatively a bit
uppish (5)
17 Quick with the money (5)
19 He's highly qualified to wear rings
on his forearmnns (7)
20 One formerly chained to Albert? (5)
21 Add up to a figure (5)'
23 A horse possibly held out-for
a better price? (7)
24 Thought it up when almost no-one
was around (6)
25 She's never completely in uniform (3)
27 Allude to the possibility
of being freer (5)
28 Look up in the sky, not the
white parts (5)
30 Animal placing a duck in some
distress (5)
32 Of a bird, the part you can bake? (4)
33 Knowledge ofTwickenham (3)


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3 Decree (5)
8 Allude (5)
10 Weapon-bearing (5)
11 Spasm (3)
12 Witch (5)
13 Type of bean (7)
15 Domesticated (5)
18 Small cake (3)
19 Stop working (6)
21 More frivolous (7)
22 Tablet (4)
23 Sensed (4)
24 Motorbike (7)
26 Swiss villa (6)
29 By way of (3)
31 Detested (5)
32 Fundamental (7)
34 Manufacturer (5)
35 Joint (3)
36 Fish(5)
37 Remunerate (5)
38 Answer (5)


Yesterday's easy solutions
ACRO=S:9, Volunteer 10, Oriental 12, Race 13, Closes 14,
Cottage 15, Audacious 17, Dalmatian 18, Tornado 20,
Bursts 21, Swan 24, Disgrace 26, Arsonist 28, Oven 29,
Eclair 31, Diocese 34, Unpopular 36, Nectarine 38,
Dossier 39, Gemini40, Epic 41, Frighten
42, Elevenses.
DOWN: 1, Overcast 2, Placid 3, Wel-to-do 4, Crisis 5,
Consider 6, Circulates 7, Initial 8 Safari 11, Remnant 16,
Change 19, Raise 20, Bee 22, Waste 23, Angora 25,
Accelerate 26, Air 27, Rotunda 30, Agant3, Decanter
32, Exercise 33, Springy 35, Posers 36, Number 37,
Impish.


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Contract Bridge


By Steve Becker


Famous Hand


South dealer.
North-South vulnerable.
NORTH
*K7
VA 109 8
SJ
+KQJ7 65
WEST EAST
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V5. 5 V7
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+1082 +A43
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The bidding:
South West North East
4 V Pass 5V Pass
6 V Pats Pass Dble
Opening lead aice of spades.
This deal was played in a national
pair championship in 1932. The hand
itself was not especially remarkable,
but when one considers the setting in
which it occurred, there emerges a
poignant human-interest story.
East-West had already played
more than half the afternoon session
when they encountered this deal.
During that time, they had achieved
the unenviable record of having lost
seven aces during the play, mostly on
defense.


They were naturally disheartened
by the time this deal came along.
North-South quickly arrived at six
hearts (there was no Blackwood con-
vention in those days), and East dou-
bled. He was hoping to recover some
of the points his side had lost earlier
in the afternoon. His two aces looked
colossal to him.
West promptly plunked down
the ace of spades, announcing jubi-
lantly: "Well, here's one ace we
won't lose."
West was mistaken, of course.
Southtuped the ace, led a low
heart to the eight and discarded his
singleton club on dummy's king of
spades. Declarer next led the king of
clubs, covered by East with the ace.
South ruffed, entered dummy with a
trump and cashed the Q-J of clubs,
discarding two of his five diamonds.
When the adverse clubs turned
out to be divided 3-3, declarer was
able to discard his remaining three
diamonds, so he wound up making
six hearts doubled with an overtrick!
If West had led anything but a
spade originally, the contract would
have gone down one, and West's
comment would not have achieved
immortality.
As it was, though, East-West, who
started the hand having had seven
aces go up in smoke, managed in this
deal to increase their total loss to 10!


HOW many words of four letters or more can you
make from the letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used once only. Each
must contain the centre letter and there must be
at least one nine-letter word. No plurals or verb
forms ending in 's', no words with initial capitals
and no words with a hyphen or apostrophe
permitted. The first word of a phrase is permitted
(e.g. inkiet in inkjet printer).
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 11; very good 16; excellent 21 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.
SATURDAY'S SOLUTION
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line lineal lint nail nape natal neap neat paean
pain paint pane panel pant paten patina penal
pent pine pint plain plan plane planet plant -
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DOWN
1 Type Of element (5)
2 Unit of sound (7)
4 Filth (4)
5 Horse's
gait (6)
6 Hande (5)
7 Prise (5)
9 Tree (3)
12 Touch (7)
14 Sever (3)
16 Skinflint (5)
17 RIver-mouth (5)
19 Regain (7)
20 Age (5)
21 Fold (5)
23 Quill (7)
24 Calm (6)
25 Can (3)
27 Hirsute (5)
28 Madagascan
primate (5)
30 Spanish
snacks (5)
32 Prison room (4)
33 Tear(3)


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TUESDAY,
DECEMBER 26

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Rather than working to have fun,
Aries, just remember the good times
and try for more of the same. This
way you won't have to try so hard in
the long run.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
It's important to takS responsibility
for your actions, Taurus, even if
those actions weren't the most hon-
erable. You'll redeem yourself in
the next few days.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Pay attention to even the smallest of
details, Gemini. This will help you
be precise in all things that you do
this week. In fact, you may like it so
much that you stick with it.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
You are at your most persuasive this
week, Cancer, so use it to your advan-
tage by dabbling in some financial
endeavors. Others around you will not
be able to resist you.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Rather than putting all of yourself
out there as you typically do, Leo,
leave some things as a- surprise.
This, will make you seem even
nimore irresistable.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Your elegant way is a breath of
fresh air, Virgo. While others are all
pomp and circumstance, you quietly
make a place for yourself in this
world. Cheers to you.
LIBRA ept 23/Oct 23
'Indulge your senses this week,
Libra, by hitting a spa or taking a
stroll through nature. Reconnect
with your body and feel the
recharge that this brings.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You have a knack for getting your
point across and helping others see
that your way is the right way. Use
this to your advantage at work when
you need to score a big deal.
SAGITARIUS -Nov 23/Dec21
It's time to see how far you can push
yourself, Sagittarius. You just may
find that the boundaries you set were
self-perceived and that the sky truly is
the limit.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
You need to speak up, Capricorn,
even though what you have to say
has the potential to hurt someone.
There is a flaw in the plan that must
be brought to light.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Pay close attention to the blessings
that you have in life, Aquarius. This
is the ideal way to stay positive
when you're faced with a tough sit-
uation in the days to come.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
People can't understand why you are
focusing in on the most trivial of
details. It's because details thrill you,
Pisces. Press on with your plan.


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Topalov, seventh world
championship game, Elista
2006. It was the most
controversial titde match for
decades, highlighted by the
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Kramnik's bathroom visits which
led to a forfeited game and
mutual accusations of computer
cheating. Bulgaria's Topalov
began the series with two
defeats but came on strong hi
the second half, starting with
today's position where
Kramnik's aS pawn is running up
the board but Topalovs rook and
knights menace the white king.
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East dealer.
Neither side vulnerable.
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The bidding:
East South West North
Pass 1INT Pass 3 NT
Opening lead- six of spades.
There are many deals where de-
clarer tries to shape his play so that a
particular defender cannot gain the
lead at a critical time. For example,
take this case where West leads a
spade against three notrump.
When the deal occurred, South
won the spade with the king and,
since he couldn't make nine tricks
without attacking diamonds, next led
a diamond toward dummy. West's
queen was covered by the king and
ace, whereupon East returned the
jack of hearts.
Declarer was now a dead duck
regardless of what hie did. In practice,
he! finssed the queen, losing to
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with the ace. A diamond was then
conceded to the jack, and East
cashed three more hearts to score a.
two-trick set.
South's undoing came at trick
two, when he covered West's queen
of diamonds with the king. After the
queen appeared, South should have
recognized that he could guarantee
the contract by playing low from
dummy!
If West had the Q-J doubleton,
East would have to win the queen
with the ace, establishing dummy's
remaining diamonds. If West had the
A-Q doubleton, the queen would
win, but West could not then effec-
tively attack hearts from his side.
This would be equally true if West
had the A-Q-J.
Finally, if West had the singleton
queen, as in the actual case, no harm
could come from playing low, but the
contract might be lost by playing
dummy's king, since this would al-
low East to take the ace and return a
heart before the diamonds were
established. Thus, every threat could
be defused by withholding the king,
rendering the defense helpless. Note
that East could not afford to overtake
the queen with the ace, as this would
establish the diamonds.
While it's true that the recom-
mended play would lose a trick if
West had the A-Q doubleton, this is
of no import. As always, the object is
to make the contract, and declarer
should take whatever steps prnec
essay to achieve that goal."


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letters or more can you make
from the letters shown here?
In making a word, each letter
may be used once only. Each
must contain the centre letter
and there must be at least one
nine-letter word. No plurals.
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 20; very good 30;
excellent 40 (or more).


T CRYPTIC PUZZLE I 1 12 1 1


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1 Figure a fathead has quality (5)
6 Like a tuba, figuratively? (5)
9 According to statesman Lester, what
certain fruit trees had (7)
10 An old-ashioned fourpennyonel (5)
11 Intsal ourceof much strife (5)
12 Just the author to ort out a point? (5)
13 Relaxabon, French style (7)
1 5 in Dankrupt administration? Just a
tile (3)
17 Hardysulitedtomuch
dairy activity (4)
1ie Be sad about the tree (6)
19 Leape around making appeals (5)
20 No longer healthy way to breathe? (6)
22 Slipped lids Into position (4)
24 Rested for one short day (3)
2 5 Al the perfume counter,
say, tneir users are trying (7)
26 II love is lacking, support
may be lost (5)
27 One knockedout with a dub? (5)
28 Legrilmate figures for final audit (5)
23 To marines, first class, in the Med,
she's incrediblel (7)
30 Person trying to get somewhere In
Germany? (5)
3 1 Condescend to get a copy of Hamlet,
say (5)


Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 3, Doubt 8, Radio 10, L-over 11, Rat 12,T-a-rot
13, Tols-loy 15, Never 18, Ta-R 19, Adm-lre 21, Top-side
22, Atop 23, Hand 24, Nominal 26, Crayon 29, Rug 31,
* Helo-I 32. Ban-G-k-0K34, Libel 35, Leo 36, Dekko 37,
De-n-se 38, Snake
DOWN: 1, Bar-on 2, Pit stop 4, O-Key 5, B-lon-de 6, Tot-
em 7. N-ewer9, Dal 12,Tor-slo-n 14,Tapl6,Vital17,
Ready 19, Admiral 20, Watci 21, Tot-a-L 23, H-a-gg4ed
24, No-h-on 25, Nun 27, Refer 28, Y-oHl-ks 30, MoO-se 32,
Beak 33, Ken


DOWN
2 Bigger chance of dropping right IP the
drink (6)
3 Spread around, as afforded (6)
4 Planted inahorme
troughl (3)
5 Where the work gang came to the
end of the Ine (5)
6 Sweet Evertonlans? (7)
7 One or many (4)
a He keeps his mother in buns,
perhaps(6)
12 Tangled tales, no news (5)
13 Women make me sad (5)
14 Too small, perhaps,
to get drunk? (5)
15 Name the fller going left arid right on
the map (5)
16 The documents of aTV IV'e? (5)
18 wist a composer (5)
19 Record made on aplanonot formerly
specified (7)
21 Eva Rlx upset him (6)
22 Take a step somehow, to set about
getting free (6)
23 Vexing a part-Irish monarch (6)
25 Gunboy?(5)
26 An Isometric quantity? (4)
28 For consolidation, you need some
cover (3)


Teslerays easy solutions
ACROSS:3, Edict8, Refer 10, Armed 11,Tlc 12, Crone 13,
Haricot 15, Tamed 18, Bun 19, Reftire 21, Pettier 22, PIll
23, Fell 24, Scooter 26, Chalet 29, Via 31, Hated 32,
Central 34, Maker 35, HIp 36, Trout 37, Repay
38, Reply
DOWN: 1, Metal 2, Decbel 4, Dirt 5, Canter 6, Treat 7,
Laever9, FrI2, Contact 14, Cut 16, MlIser17, Delta 19,
Recover 20, Epoch 21, Pleat 23, Feather 24, Sedate
25, Tin 27, Hairy 28, Lemur 30, Tapas 32, Cell
33, Rip


ACROSS
1 WIndinstruient (5)
6 Confound (5)
9 Nanrrator (7)
10 Board (5)
11 Stringed
Instrument (5)
12 Sharp (5)
13 Contrlton (7)
is Agent(3)
17 Consumer
(4)
18 Courteous (6)
19 Heathen(5)
20 Bust (6)
22 Pulse (4)
24 Longing (3)
25 Over-sensitivity (7)
2 6 Without (5)
27 Crazy (5)
28 Bathroom
hem (5)
29 Ripened
(7)
30 Number (5)
31 Toybear(5)


DOWN
2 Departs (6)
3 Quake. (6)
4 Slippery
fish (3)
5 Flinch (5)
6 Bit (7)
*7 Large shrub (4)
8 Wooden hammer (6)
12 Continental (5)
13 Sport (5)
14 Fruit (5)
15 Stream (5)
16 Coin (5)
1 a Buckets (5)
19 Aquatllc bird (7)
21 Tell (6)
22 Nextto (6)
23 Tallied (6)
25 Soothsayer (5)
26 Act silently (4)
28 Wager (3)


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MONDAY,
DECEMBER 25:

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Pretend it's a rainy day and save,
Aries. Choose financial caut4on'
rather than extravagent spending tis
week. Your money has to lasc a
while, so make sure it does. -
TAURUS Apr 2,/May 21-.
Business relationships give you i
cause to be celebratory, Taufus..
Spend a night out with friend' or '
coworkers on Friday to revel-in.,
your success.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 '
Keyed up emotions make it hard for
you to concentrate at Work, Gemini.
You have a lot riding on a businesit
proposal and you can't clear your
mind. Relax ... it will all work out
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 -
You have contagious enthusiainm'
most of the week, Cancer. Others i
around you can't seem to get enough I
of your positive attitude. This can
prove a benefit at work as well.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 :,
Expect a fairly routine week with
out much in the way of excite'-
ment, Leo. You have marked.'
improvement in concentratioA
enabling you to get more done.-
VIRGO Aug 24/Sep 22-'V
You share -magic moments with -a
romantic partner oi spouse, Virgo,',
You're certain to be the envy bf
those around you when you gossip
of your romantic trysts. -
LIBRA Sep 23/Oct 23
You will butt heads with an opin-
ionated person midweek, Libra.
Luckily it won't get the best of you i
and you'll be flying high cope
Saturday.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You are in the mood to spend time -
with someone you haven't seen '
lately. Use this opportunity to catch
up on all of the latest news and ,
reconnect with this special person.
SAGHTARIUS-Nov 23/Dec 11
Leave your carefree mood at home
when you decide to make a shopping
trip. Otherwise, you could make
some rash purchases and end up strik-
ing out in the bargain department.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
A refreshing exchange of ideas
occurs between you, and your part-
ner, Capricorn. It is a breath of frdsh
air from the arguments you've had in
the past.


* a AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 1]A
Be patient because there are many
minor aggravations to contend with
F itzthis week, Aquarius. One nuisancoJs
an overly sensitive person with
w t whom you have a disagreement.
ps otPISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Find time -for romance this week,
qatbcPisces, and don't be distracted by
anything else. Be prepared to spend
money as fast as it comes in.

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Piotr Bobras v Yurl Yakovich,
Monarch Assurance Isle of Man
Open 2006. In positions like
today's, with both kings wide
open to attack, victory usually
goes to the player on the move
who can launch decisive threats
first. However Russian
grandmaster Yakovich (Black, to
play) seemed in trouble here. He
Is knight for pawn down while
his Polish opponent threatens at
least a draw by Qh6+ and
Qg6+ (not Rd8+ because the
black queen guards that square).
Moreover, the obvious capture
Rxf5 falls into a forced
checkmate starting Rd7+. Many
players would panic under such
looming threats but Yakovich
kept calm and found the way to
turn the tables for a rapid
victory. What was Black's
winning move?


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LIFE Newman, Michael Shanks. A woman unwittingly enters Gregg. Premiere. A woman hitchhikes to reach her wedding on Christmas
a dating contest on a radio station. (CC) Eve. (CC)
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TBS GIRLS (2004) Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid. A traditional Griswold .CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989,
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S:00) World's World's Tallest Man Ukrainian Joined for Life: Abby and Brittany Incredibly Small: Kenadie's Story
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LORD OF THE * *s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003, Fantasy) Elijah Wood, lan McK-
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(:00) * THE CATS MEOW (2001, Suspense) *** DIRTY WAR (2004, Drama) Alastair Galbraith, ( MUST
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Randolph Hearsts yacht. t 'PG-13' (CC) a dirty bomb in London. (CC) (2005) 'PG-13'
(6:00) A*H* ** RANSOM (1996, Suspense) Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Gary ** CONSTANT1NE (2005, Fan-
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coach pushes his team to excel. A 'PG-13' (CC) Yemen. (N) A (CC) cue attempt. (N) A (CC)


6:45) *** SLEEPLESS IN *% JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY *A WHERE THE TRUTH LIES
EATTLE (1993) Tom Hanks, Meg (1993, Horror) Jon D. LeMay, Kari Keegan. Slasher Ja- (2005, Drama) Kevin Bacon, Colin
Ryan. fA 'PG'(CC) son goes after blood relatives. A 'R' (CC) Firth. f 'NR' (CC)


I 7:30 [ 8:00 1 8:30 1 9:00 1 9:30 10:00 10:30

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B WPLG tune (CC) DeGeneres, Alexander Gould. Animated. Afish searches for his missing lasting impression on Daniel and
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his brother's wedding.
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IT Blaine's Low All Star Workouts Bhangra Masala Total Body Scul With Gllad "To- Caribbean Work- Namaste Yoga
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NF :00) NHL Hocke Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins. From TD Ban- Inside the Pan- Destination Wild The FSN Final
.FSNFL Orth Garden in Bton. (Subject to Blackout) (Live) others Score (Live)
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SUNDAY EVENING DECEMBER 17, 2006

7:30 8:00 I18:30 9:00 I19:30 10:00 10:30

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* WPBT Wonderful, Won- Woman fora performance at Sane Castle; osted by Lord Henry Mount (CC)
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* WFOR N) 1 (CC) son Finale) A jury of nine former castaways determines the winner. (N) castaways reunite for the first time;
( (CC) from Los Angeles. (CC)
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brawl. (N) A Chnristmas tree. prom date. (N)
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* WPLG Brown Christ- Mitchell, David Krumholtz. Premiere. Santa must get married in order to lan have their first date; surrogate
mas A (CC) keep his job& f (CC) mother gives birth. (CC)

(00) The First The First 48 "Loved to Death; Un- The First 48 A homeless man is Intervention "Lauren" Heroin addic-
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her mother plan a wedding. (CC) a holiday wish to come true. (CC)


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7:30 8:00 | 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 | 10:30

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S WPBT nature made in the 1920s by Tynie and Martin Handcart Story (N) )
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Access Holly- Deal or No Deal (iTV) Movie buff; Identity (Series Premiere) (N) ) Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Matt
S WTVJ wood (N) (CC) fashonista. (N) 11 (CC) (CC) is determined to bring the Christmas
spirit to Los Angeles.
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of a train wreck. (CC)
Jeopardyl (N) Wife Swap "Roy/Maness" A (CC) Supentanny "Fager Family" Jo What About Brian Brian tries to
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TIAP Storm Stories Abrams & Bettes Weather: Evening Edition (CC)
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Time mance over many years. A *R' (CC) iews the members of U2. (CC)
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with a young woman. n PG' (CC)
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for rival organizations. C 'PG-13' (CC)
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. Hackiln Democracy Computers that count votes in ** THE THING ABOUT MY FOLKS (2005, Comedy- (:45) Making
HBO-S public elections can be vulnerable. 0 (CC) Drama) Peter Falk Paul Reiser, A man and his father Mrs. Harris )
bond during a road trip. A 'PG-13'T(CC) CC)
(:45)** THE RING TWO (2005, Horror) Naomi Watts Simon Baker, David Dorfman. A *s DATE MOVIE (2006, Romance-
MAX-E fournallst must protect her son from evil Samara. 'NR' (CC) Comrned,) Alyson Hannigan. 0 'PG-
13' (CC)
M X (:00)** HARLEM NIGHTS (1989, Comedy) Eddie *** SPANGLISH (2004, Comedy-Drama) Adam Sandier, Tea Leoni,
MOMAX rphy, Richard Pryor. Two 1930s nightclub owners Paz Vega. A housekeeper works for a chef and his neurotic wife. 0 'PG-
turn the tables on a cime boss. (00CC) 13' (CC)
*% DUANE HOPWOOD 2005 Comedy-Drama) Dexter "Born Free" 'ITV) Dexter fol- **3 NEEDLES (2005, Drama)
SHOW David Schwlmmer. ITV Premiere. A divorced alcoholic lows clues In his rescue attempt, 0 Shawn Ashmore, Stockard Chan-
struggles to reunite his family.'R' (CC) ning. iTV.'NR'


(6:00) T* THE ** ALFIE (2004, Comedy-Drama Jude Law, THE FINAL CUT (2004, Science Fiction)
BIG LEBOWSKI Marisa Tomei, Omar Epps. A London womanizer works Robin Williams. A man finds an unexpected connection
(1998)'R'(CC) as a chauffeur in New York, ) 'R' (CC) to his own darkest secret. 0 'PG-13' (CC)


7:30 8:00 I 8:30 '1 9:00 I1 9:30 10:00 I1 10:30
Great Romances Nova "The Wave That Shook the Disaster Detectives 'Earth' Vol- Frntine The Persuaders Mar-
B WPBT of the 20th Cen- World' I (CC) (DVS) canic eruptions on Italy's Stromboli; keters and advertisers deliver their
tury seIsmk retrofitting. A messages. ( (CC) (DVS)
The Insider (N) NCIS 'Esca An escaped convict The UnKt An enemy becomes a CSI: NY "Love Run Cold" A runner
B WFOR n (CC) threatens a rend of Gibbs. 0 (CC) temporay lly when e helps track dies during a marathon in Central
down an elus ve target. (I Park, 0 (cc)
Access Holly- Identity (N) 0 (CC) Law & Order: Criminal Intent A Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
S WTVJ wood (N) (CC) young man is killed while trying to "Recall" 0 (CC)
steal evidence, 1 (CC)
Deco Drive House "No Reason" A disgruntled House "Meaning" House returns to News (CC)
B WSVN former patient walks into House's of- work two cases Involve paralysis.
fice and shoots him. ) (OA Part 2 of 2) (CC)
Jeopardyl (N) I Want a Dog for Christmas, Char. Big Day The Big Day Rebels Boston Legal "Can't We All Get a
WPLG (CC) lie Brown! (CC) guys go to a strip take over a hon- Lung?' Police arrest Daniel Post for
club. (N) eymoon spot, trying to buy a lung. (CC)

(:00) CSi: Miami CSI: Miami"Prey' Ateenage tourist Dog the Bounty Do Dog the Bounty Dog the Bounty
A&E "Vengeance' n goes missing. n (CC) Hunter Missing Hunter Lure wit Hunter "No Ice in Hunter (CC)
(CC) girl. (N) (CC) a gift, (CC) Paradise"
Hardtalk BBC News World Business BBC News Villages on the BBC News World Business
BBCI (Latenight). Report (Latenight). Frontline (Latenight). Report
BET Access Granted * NEXT FRIDAY 2000, Comedy) Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Justin Pierce. American Gangs er "Nicky Barnes"
BET (N) A young man lives w19 kin who won the lottery. (CC) Leroy "Nicky" Barnes.
CBC Frosty the ** JINGLE ALL THE WAY (1996) Arnold Schwarzeneger, Sinbad. A CBC News: The National (CC)
Snowman (CC) father tries desperately to find a special Christmas toy. (R)
CNB :00) On the Deal or No Deal Contestants et a Mad Money The BIg Idea With, Donny Deutsch
: Voney chance to win money. (CC
:00) The Situa- Paula Zahn Now (CC) Larry King Live ICC) Anderson Cooper 360 (CC)
CN v''11 Ilon Room
Scrubs "My Own The Daily Show The Colbert Re- Mind of Mencle South Park The Chappelle's Chappelle's
COM Personal Jesus" With Jon Stew- port Jack Welch. Makin? dreams boys fetch Ike Show (CC) Show (CC)
1 (CC) art Tom Vilsack. (CC) come rue. (CC) from Canada.
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COURT Beach" (CC) Coast' (CC). Coast' w (CC) (C)
That's So Raven MOLLY: AN AME RICAN GIRL ON T"E HOME FRONT (2006, Drama) Life With Derek Phil of the Fu-
DISN Community pag- Maya Ritter, Tory Green, Hannah Fleming. World War II affects the lives "All Systems No ture Keely takes
eant. 0 of a close-knit family, A 'NR'(CC) Go" A (CC) advanced math.
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DW man), Tagestema Depth Tagestema
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E Babies Notable celebrity events. Door Door
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:00 Auto Rac- 2006 World Series of Poker Satel- 2006 World Series of Poker Satel- SportsCenter International Ed.i-
ESPNI ngobassoo. lite event, from Las Vegas. (CC) lite event, from Las Vegas. tion(Live)
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W N Lady Episodes, Gospel steps of Jesus and relive his life,
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FIT V last 1 (CC) Carb Kitchen Carb Kitchen training session. (CC) Mess" I
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FOX-NC Shepard Smith Susteren (Live) (CC)
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rb ~rL .(Subject to Blackout) (Live) Score (Live)
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GOLF Lessons wins. Trump National es
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GSN (CC) (CC) (CC)
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:00) Walker, Walker, Texas Ranger Alex re- *** OFF SEASON (2001, Comecy-Drama) Sherilyn Fenn, Hume
HA4LL Texas Ranger ceives information about cops who Cronyn, Bruce Davison. A boy believes a vacationer is really Santa Claus.
S(CC) are involved in drug sales. (CC)
Design Rivals Design Inc. Jeff The Style Dept. How Not to Decorate "Hastings" Design interns 3 designers left..CL
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Oedroomrn (CC) his riome (CCi Kicheni (CCI design ever ICC)
Morris Cerullo Breakthrough Christ in Inspiration To- Life Today iCC) This Is Your Day The Gospel
INSP ICCi Prophecy day ICCi Truth
Reba Reba is My Wife and According to According to Friends Ross Everybody Everybody
KTLA rushed to the Kids n (CC) Jim "Under Pres- Jim n (CC) has a bitter fight Loves Raymond Loves Raymond
hospital. (CC) sure' (CC) with Rachel, 0 (CC) "Net Worth' n
Still Standing Reba Brock Reba Reba CHRISTMAS AT WATER'S EDGE (2004, Drama) Keshia Knight Pulliam,
LIFE Bill gets a Super spreads his fa- hooks up with an Tom Bosley, Ray J. Premiere. A student and an angel-in-training help a
Bowl ring, their's ashes. 0 old flame. youth center. (CC)
:micm (:00)Hardball Countdown: Bes of Oddball Scarborough Country Crime & Punishment "People v.
MSNBC (CC) Emile Robershaw" ) (CC)
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'NICK Boy enius SquarePants ) Gottfried' (CC) (CC) for One" (CC) (CC)
NTV (:00) Gilmore Identity (N) 0 (CC) House House returns to work; two News 0 (CC) News
NT Girls ,A(CC) cases Involve paralysis. (CC)
SPEE Pinks American Thun- Corbin's Ride Super Bikes! Super Bikes! V-Twin Motorcy- The Motocross
SPEED der On cle TV (N) Files (N)
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TBN' woman improves a poor family's End ing ivery- day(CC) frey Hunter. Nicholas Rays account
Christmas. day fe (CC) of rhe life of Jesus.
Everybody Everybody Everybody Sex and the City Sex and the City My Bos "Free My Boys "Super-
TBS Loves Raymond Loves Raymond Loves Raymond Mr. Big Is leaving "Anchors Away" Agent he annu- star Treatment'
0 (CC) ) (CC) "Working Girl'" town n(CC) al decathlon. (N)
(:00) Rides Overhaulin' "SENA Show' 1972 Overhaulln' The Short Yellow Bus" Miami Ink 'The Car Star" Christo-
TLC XL I'Cadillac Dodge Challenger. (N) pher Jacobs and Gabriel the Wolf-
XLR makeover, boy, (N)
:00) Without a Without a Trace The team probes Without a Trace The team search- The Closer "Slippin"' Brenda probes
TNT trace "Upstairs the adoption of a girl who believes as for a former cop when she van- a possible gang-related shooting of
Downstairs" 0 she was kidnapped. (CC) Ishes after being shot. 0 three youngsters.
WIr ~ E Mr. Magoo's Ed, Edd'n Class of 3000 Camp Lazilo Squirrel Boy Ben 10 Gwen's Futuramnia 0
UTOON Christmas Eddy's Jingle Turkey-doodle. Birthday. powers return. (CC)
TV5 On n'est pas couch D. (SC)
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TWC Flooding. (CC)
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UNIV Zmor (N) dulce, romwntica e inteligente, pero
Sapenas atractiva. (N)
(:00) Law & Or- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (:01) Law & Order: Special Vic- (:01) Law & Order: Criminal Intent
USA der' Criminal In- Detectives face off against a drug times Unit A man accuses his wife of Scandal rocks a church when an
tent 0 (CC) cartel and the DEA. 0 (CC) endangering their unborn child, employee is found dead.
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