The Tribune
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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
Portion of title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: August 20, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: daily, except sunday
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Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.
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Tribune Staff Reporter
THE body of an 11-year-old
boy was found hanging from a
clothing line post in his backyard
yesterday afternoon, leaving his
family and a community in shock.
Devant6 McPhee, who was
graduated this year from Wood-
cock Primary School, was found
by his 61-year-old grandmother
Melina Rolle hanging from a post
with his brother's belt around his
neck and a rusted chair next to
his body.
Speaking with The Tribune yes-
terday at the McPhee family
home on Honeycomb Street, off
East Street, friends and relatives
said that they do not believe
Devant6, who was said to be an
excellent student and a "good
child," committed suicide.
"It was a freak accident, he was
playing. He was always playing
by himself like that, always
adventurous," Devantd's adopted
aunt Debbie Ferguson said.
Assistant Commissioner of
Police Hulan Hanna said yester-
day that police received the
report of the incident just after
"Police met the lifeless body
of a child lying in the backyard,
lying near a chair. There was also

a thick belt formed in a kind of a
noose tie, a noose knot, that was
"Further information revealed
'that persons, maybe family mem-
bers, were in the backyard (earli-
er) and saw the hanging body on
the metal post used for a clothes
line, a belt was tied onto that. We
do not know what may have led
to this incident, we do not if it
was intentional, or if it was just
child's play, just horsing around,
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stabbed and

shot to death

Tribune Staff Reporter
LAVARDO Moncur, 26, was
stabbed multiple times in the
back, slashed along the throat,
shot in the stomach and left to
die outside his Coral Heights
West residence on Monday
night. He is the forty-third mur-
der victim for the year.
Neighbors in She quiet com-
munity, which is in Coral Har-
bour, said they heard gunshots
in the area sometime after
"We heard him saying 'help,
help me!'" said one neighbour
outside Mr Moncur's residence.
He did not wish to be named.
Police and emergency med-
ical personnel responded to the
gruesome scene, however, it
was too late for the 26 year old
who bled to death in the front
yard of the white house at
Barnes Road. He died a few
yards away from his front door.

MELINA ROLLE, 61, points to where she found the body of her 11-year-
old grandson Devant6 McPhee hanging from a metal clothing line post.

Police in UK warning over calls
claiming Bahamas holiday prize
POLICE in Middlesborough, United Kingdom, are warning
people not to give out their security details to people
calling them up claiming that they have won a holiday to the
It comes after a woman in her early 50s contacted
them saying that she had been told that she could
claim her Bahamas vacation if she revealed her bank
Two weeks later, her husband answered a similar call, and was
offered the same deal this time it was a trip to Jamaica if
he gave up his precious digits.
The 52-year-old woman did not give out the numbers, and nei-
ther did her husband but police issued a warning telling locals:
"If something sounds too good to be true it probably is. Never
give out your details."

girlfriend Tanya Clarke.
The brutal attack appears to
have started inside the house.
Blood was visible in the door-
way as police gathered evidence
from around the crime scene.
A crowd of neighbours gath-
ered as officials searched the
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Freeport man is killed in

crash amid storm flooding
Tribune Staff Reporter
FLOODING caused by Tropical Storm Fay contributed to the
death of a Freeport man on the streets of Grand Bahama early yes-
terday morning.
Sheldon Wood, 38, of number 12 Tudor Bend, Windsor Park,
became Grand Bahama's seventh traffic fatality when he lost con-
trol of his vehicle, while driving through a flooded area on the
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AN ABACO community is
forcing developers to retrace
their steps after they disre-
garded local government by
going directly to central gov-
ernment for approval of a
major development.
Plans submitted by Bahami-
an developer Cavalier Con-
struction to develop Joe's Cay,
a tiny island linked to Elbow
Cay by a thick forest of man-
groves, were not seen by the
local Hope Town Council
until after they had been given
approval in principle by the
Department of Physical Plan-
ning in Nassau.

And local residents are con-
cerned plans to build 'The
Island Club' of 19 houses, six
townhouses, a clubhouse,
marina and artificial beach will
be a gross overdevelopment
of the island.
Although plans to develop
Joe's Cay by building three
private residences on the
island were approved by Hope
Town Council in 2004, Cava-
lier's Island Club plans were
not shown to the local council
or community until July, three
months after they had been
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RBC Royal Bank of Canada Scholarship recipients announced

THE FOUR scholars are
pictured with representa-
tives of RBC Royal Bank
of Canada and the Lyford
Gay Foundations. Back
row, I-r: Monjiue Hinsey,
director of educational
programmes and alumni
affairs, Lyford Cay Foun-
dation; Patricia Thomson
Leonard, director, the
Canadian Lyford
Cay Foundation;
Nathaniel Beneby Jr, vice
president and country
head, RBC Royal Bank of
Canada; Jan Knowles,
public relations manager,
RBC Royal Bank of Cana-
da; Basil Goulandris, vice
president, Lyford Cay
Foundation; and Maureen
French, managing direc-
tor, Lyford Cay Founda-
tion. Front row, I-r: RBC
scholars David Geraldo
Frazer, Kieshea Elizabeth
Hepburn, Martiniqua
Gregoryetta Moxey and
Nikita Charles Hamilton.
Tir. Aylen/Photo

FOUR young Bahamians
are off to Ontario, Canada to
pursue undergraduate
degrees in the field of their
choice with the help of a
$200,000 gift from the Royal
Bank of Canada to the Cana-
dian Lyford Cay Founda-
tion's academic scholarship
The candidates were select-
ed from among dozens of stu-
dents who applied for the
coveted awards, worth
$12,500 Canadian a year
They are: David Geraldo
Frazer and Martiniqua Gre-
goryetta Moxey, both cur-
rently enrolled at Trent Uni-
versity; Nikita Charles
Hamilton, who will be study-
ing at the University of
Guelph, and Kieshea Eliza-
beth Hepburn, who will be
attending Lakehead Univer-
"Having had the opportu-
nity to meet these remark-
able men and women, I am
particularly elated that RBC
is once again partnering with
the Lyford Cay Foundations
to assist our bright Bahamian
students iii their pursuit of
excellence," said Nathaniel
Beneby Jr, RBC's vice presi-
dent and country head. "We
know that this gift will have a
lasting impact not only on the
lives of the four scholars, but
also on the countless other
people whom they will be
interacting with and inspiring,
personally and professionally,
for years to come."
Patricia Thomson Leonard,
director of the Canadian
Lyford Cay Foundation, said:
"RBC Royal Bank of Canada

has been extremely generous
in supporting our academic
and technical training schol-
arship programmes, as well as
our TimeWorks volunteer
initiative, and we remain
extremely grateful to them
for their ongoing commit-
ment to our work and the
Bahamian community at
RBC donated the scholar-
ships as part of ifstOOth
anniversary celebrations. Last
January, the financial institu-
tion also gave $1 million to
the College of The Bahamas
(COB), the single largest
corporate donation the col-
lege has received to date. The
money will go towards the
creation of COB's Graduate
Business Centre.
RBC Royal Bank of Cana-
da employs more than 750
Bahamians at its 24 branches
throughout New Providence
and the Family Islands.
The Lyford Cay Founda-
tion, Inc was founded by
members of the Lyford Cay
Club in 1969 and the Canadi-
an Lyford Cay Foundation
was established in 1977. They
share the same purposes,
offices and staff, and are sep-
arated for tax purposes only.
The foundations are the
country's largest private edu-
cational and philanthropic
organisation, having awarded
more than $15 million in
undergraduate, graduate and
technical scholarships to
Bahamians studying overseas
and at the College of The
Bahamas, and in excess of
$10 million in direct grants to
local non-profit and civic

18, will be studying for a bachelor's
degree in biochemistry at the Univer-
sity of Guelph with the aim of one day
becoming a physician.
He is a graduate of St Andrew's
School, which he attended on a full
scholarship after excelling at H 0 Nash
Junior High School. He has eight BGC-
SEs and this summer completed the
prestigious International Baccalaureate
(IB) Diploma Programme with an
impressive score of 32.
At St Andrew's, Charles (as he
prefers to be called) was deputy head
boy and president of the Student Coun-
cil. He also received the Principal's
Award and the Ministry of Education's
Outstanding Student Leader Award,
along with many other distinctions.
"The donors who sponsored me to
go to that school really helped to shape
my future, and I consider that I owe a
lot to St Andrew's for putting me
where I am today," he says. 'What I am
most grateful for was the educational
experience, because I just felt that I
needed more of a challenge, and the
school definitely provided me with
that. I see such a vast difference in
how I approach any academic work,
and even life, after experiencing the
IB programme. I'm very grateful to
God to have given me such favour to
continually be blessed with so many
opportunities that others in my position
can only dream of."
Charles decided to pursue medi-
cine as a career in order to give back to
others particularly in the fields of
neurology and anesthesiology, which
he feels are underrepresented locally
- and the RBC scholarship has only
deepened his sense of gratitude and
"College wouldn't even be a possi-
bility without a scholarship, and I find
it great that the Lyford Cay Foundation
and RBC continue to support students
who are trying to achieve and do
something good for the Bahamas," he
says. "I am so grateful that there is
someone out there believing in me,
giving me so much money to help me
go out there and represent the country.
Having been a scholarship student
before, I will definitely do my best to
make the people who are helping me
Charles would like to start his own
scholarship programme in order to
assist boys who are succeeding acad-
emically but do not have adequate
emotional or financial support to pur-
sue their goals.
He is the son of Charles and Barbara
Hamilton and has five siblings.
BURN, 20, has been studying
towards an associate's degree in
with physics at the College of the
She was graduated with honours
from C V Bethel Senior High in 2005
with seven BGCSEs.
While in high school Kieshea was a
Student Council representative, a
Teacher's Cadet, a member of the
senior girls' basketball team and vice
president of the chess club. She
focused on business and computing
until she discovered her interest in
science in grade 11.
Kieshea will transfer to Lakehead
University in Thunder Bay, Ontario this
fall to pursue a bachelor's degree in
civil engineering and a diploma in civ-
il engineering technology, a combina-
tion which will give her both theoreti-
cal knowledge and practical skills. She
chose Lakehead in part because it
offers small classes and a hands-on
approach, which best suits her style of
Kieshea is looking forward to the
financial security that her education
will provide her and to making a con-
tribution in a field which is in need of
additional Bahamian professionals.
As she prepares for her first year at
university abroad, she is extremely
grateful for the new opportunities that
are opening before her.
"I don't think that I would have been
able to go away without this scholar-
ship, and it means a lot, because now
I can really start focusing on the field I
want to pursue for the rest of my life,"
she says.
Keishea is the daughter of Charles
and Roslind McKenzie Hepburn and
has four siblings.
Her hobbies include playing chess
and dominoes and reading about
Egyptology, Greek mythology and the
history and.culture of Asian countries,
including China and Japan.
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Police Training

THE Police Training Col-
lege has announced that it will
hold an entrance exam for the
islands of Exuma, Andros,
Acklins and Cooked Island
and Eleuthera.
Interested persons are asked
to submit their names at the
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island no later than Friday
morning at 9am.
The exam will take place at
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Florida board

seeks $1.2 billion

more for schools
THE State Board of Edu-
cation proposed an increase
Tuesday of nearly $1.2 billion
in spending for Florida's pub-
lic schools and community col-
leges in the next budget year,
according to Associated Press.
The panel also approved a
federal pilot program to give
the state more flexibility deal-
ing with troubled schools.
Board members met briefly
via conference call after can-
celing a regularly scheduled
meeting in Tallahassee
because of Tropical Storm
The spending increase
would boost the board's over-
all budget to $15.9 billion.
That doesn't include the State
University System, which has
its own board.
The biggest part of the
increase $1 billion would
be for kindergarten through
12th grade. It would boost per
student spending by $400, or
5.7 percent, to a total of
That would make up for the
spending cuts $316 per stu-
dent the Legislature has
made over the past year due
to falling tax revenues.
The request came just four
days after state economists
forecast another drop in gen-
eral revenue by almost $1.8
billion this budget year, which
began Jifly'1, and $2.2 billion
next year.

Some Immigration officers are still

disturbed about colleague's 'punishment'

Tribune Staff Reporter
ALTHOUGH Immigration officers
have returned to work in Grand Bahama,
some are still disturbed about the "pun-
ishment" of officer Renrick Prince as a
result of his handling of investor Steven
Some officers, supported by Bahamas
Public Service Union president John Pin-
der, allege that the decision to transfer
Mr Prince and take him off overtime
before concluding an investigation into
the matter goes against their industrial
Meanwhile, although Minister of State
for Immigration Branville McCartney said
he believes the investigation into the inci-
dent is now completed with further
action to be taken "in short order" offi-
cers said in a letter that no one who wit-
nessed the events has yet been inter-
"Any proper investigation would not
have excluded these persons' testimony
and opinions," said officers.
"By design, it has not been included in
the decision making process because it
could exonerate this officer and highlight
the (Department's) shortcomings and
unfair and illegal practices."
Mr Prince was transferred from his job

at Freeport airport after a complaint was
said to have been made about the manner
in which he dealt with Mr Howes, who is
in the process of setting up a major com-
pany in Freeport.
Director of Immigration Vernon Bur-
rows said that Mr Howes "felt that (Mr
Prince) acted contrary to what had been
promised to him" by Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham.
"He had been given certain assurances,"
said Mr Burrows.
But some officers in Grand Bahama
allege that Mr Prince was only "doing his
job" professionally.

They caused a "go-slow" in response,
with some saying they are worried that if
it can happen to officer Prince, "it could
happen to anyone."
"If it had been anyone else that he was
dealing with he would've been given a
medal," said a Grand Bahama officer yes-
Mr McCartney denied yesterday that
Mr Prince's current position constitutes
a penalty for his alleged actions.
"He's getting a salary. So there's no
penalty as such. As of now he is still an
immigration officer."
According to Mr McCartney it is the

policy of the government to "expedite"
certain investors through immigration but
this does not mean that they are simply
allowed through without facing any
"The idea is to find out that they are
coming and once we know we do the nec-
essary checks and try to expedite it as
quickly as possible," he said.
Last Friday officer Prince said he had
been given no reason to believe that he
should handle Mr Howes differently on
that day.
Some co-workers told The Tribune
that they are "most disturbed" about the
fact that Mr Prince has been moved,
affecting his livelihood "tremendously",
while "some officers (especially New
Providence)" engage in questionable
activities and nothing happens.
Approached on the matter yesterday,
Mr Ingraham, who had just returned from
vacation, declined to be questioned, telling
The Tribune "I have a million other things
to do."
Immigration officers last week claimed
that as many as 85 per cent of officers in
Grand Bahama had called in sick in sup-'
port of Mr Prince.
. But Immigration Director Burrows said
he thought far less only around nine -
failed to show up, adding that if those
who did take action knew "what really
went on" they would not feel the same.

TWO men accused of rob-
bing a local food store were
remanded to Her Majesty's
Prison yesterday after being
arraigned in a Magistrate's
According to court dockets, it
is alleged that on Sunday,
August 3 Ken Ewing and Deslin
Nicholls, both 25 and of
Bernard Road, agreed to com-
mit the offence of armed rob-
It is further alleged that on
the same day the two men,
being concerned with others
and. armed with a handgun,
robbed City Market on Village
Road of $17,407.66 in cash and
$1,753.45 in cheques, the prop-
.erty of Bahamas Supermarkets

Ewing and Nicholls, who
appeared before Chief Magis-
trate Roger Gomez at Court
One in Bank Lane, were not
required to plead to the charges.
The case has been adjourned
to October 21.
A MAN was sentenced to
18 months in prison after plead-
ing guilty to the charge of steal-
ing by reason of employment.
Court dockets alleged that
between August 7 and August
12, Kervin Franqois, 24, of Hill-
side Estates stole goods in the
amount of $2,500 from J & P
Office Furniture and Supplies
on Chesapeake Road.
Franqois was arraigned
before Magistrate Derrence
Rolle at Court Five in Bank
A WOMAN charged with
multiple counts of stealing by
reason of employment was
arraigned in a Magistrate's
Court on Monday.
Police have charged Sher-
mantha Wendy Lightbourne,
27, of Valencia Drive with six
counts of stealing by reason of
It is alleged that Lightbourne
stole nearly $8,700.
According to courts dockets,
it is alleged that on Thursday,
July 3, Lightbourne stole cash in
the amount of $607.45 by rea-
son of service from Texaco Ser-
vice Station, Shirley Street. It
is also alleged that she stole
.$1,264 by reason of service on
Monday, July 7. It is further
alleged that Lightbourne stole
$1,264 on July 8, $2,306.50 on
July 14, $1,217.01 on July 15 and
$2,031.94 on July 21.
Lightbourne, who appeared
before Magistrate Derrence
Rolle at Court 5, pleaded not


guilty to all charges and was
ranted bail in the sum of
25,000 with two sureties. The
case has been adjourned to Sep-
tember. 25.
AN 18-year-old man and
a 17-year-old boy, both of
Pinewood Gardens were
arraigned in a Magistrate's
Court on robbery charges.
It is alleged that on August
16, Liston Gaitor, 18, and the
juvenile robbed Jamie Sumner
of $120 cash, a digital camera
valued at $350, two Blackberry
cellular phones valued at $400
each, a $3,000 diamond rig nd
American .passport..an assort-
ment of credit cards, an NY &
CO handbag and other person-
al effects.
The accused were also
charged with receiving the
Court dockets also allege that
on August 16, the two robbed
Rebecca Shaeffer of a $3,000
diamond ring, a $400 Blackber-
ry cellular phone, a NY & CO
handbag and other personal
effects, the property of Jamie
The accused were also
charged with receiving the items
and with causing harm to Jamie
The accused, who were
arraigned before Magistrate
Susan Sylvester at Court 11 in
Nassau Street, pleaded not
guilty to all charges.
They were each granted bail.
in the sum of $5,000.
The case has been adjourned
to January 26, 2009.



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The Tribune Limited
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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Unionists and their duty to country

YESTERDAY morning we briefly heard
part of an answer to a question asked of Mr
John Pinder, president of the Bahamas Public
Services Union (BPSU), who.we believe was the
special guest on a morning radio talk show.
The caller quoted John F. Kennedy's famous
lines, delivered in his inaugural address on Jan-
uary 20, 1961, when he told Americans: "Ask
not what your country can do for you ask
what you can do for your country."
The caller wanted to know if Mr Pinder
thought Bahamians today expected the country
to do more for them than they expected to do
for their country.
Mr Pinder admitted that Bahamians had to
change their mindset.
Too many of them, he said, supported a polit-
ical party because they needed a job.
They did not make an effort to qualify for the
job, but expected to get one through their con-
nections obviously the MP for whom they
Throughout the civil service and in various
government corporations we see the system
being clogged by too many unqualified persons
holding positions because their representerr"
felt obliged at public expense to put them
These are the people who believe that gov-
ernment owes them a job.
They see no need to qualify for that job to
justify their employment. Nor do they have any
conscience about being a social burden, or,
because of their lack of training, lowering their
country's standards.
Mr Pinder did not believe it was governmen-
t's job to give them jobs, but it was govern-
ment's obligation to create an atmosphere in
which jobs would be available for them. And
obviously, it was the citizen's obligation to qual-
ify for those positions.
In other words it is a Bahamian's obligation
to equip himself with the needed skills to make
a contribution to his country.
We gather that the radio programme was in
the context of last week's wildcat strike pulled
off by BTC's two unions.
The behaviour of these unionists was a far cry
from any thought of "what can I do for my
country." It was all set against a background
of what's in it for "me, me and more me."
Here was a group of government employees
- among the best paid with a pension scheme
to be envied pulling an illegal strike at a
telecommunications company against which so
many Bahamians have major complaints..
It is a company that has to be sold to private
enterprise because government cannot .afford
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international standards. In other words it is now
impeding the country's growth.
Obviously those who organised and partici-
pated in the strike were either not aware, or, if
aware, did not care that the Bahamas' economy
is slowing down.
It was a time for every man and woman to put
their shoulder to the wheel instead of putting up
road blocks.
They were particularly insensitive to the wor-
ries of Grand Bahamians whose economy was
blown away by two hurricanes and the closure
of a major hotel.
Freeporters see the cost of living going up, but
nothing coming in.
And yet these unions made a special trip to
that island to cripple what little business
Freeporters still have.
No, these Bahamians were not asking what
they can do for their country. Their mindset
was all about what this country can do for them.
Over the years there has been much unrest in
the hotel industry. But there was a short period
in its history when unionists paused and con-
sidered the economic difficulties being experi-
enced by their employers the hotels.
The year was 1izL an election year with
the Pindling administration still running the
show. The hotels were quickly going out of
business and the ship of state was heading for
the shoals.
Suddenly, the light switched on in the brain
of the unionists. They realized that if they did-
n't cooperate they would be out of jobs. Union
leader Thomas Bastian, announced that because
of the economic difficulties that the hotels were
experiencing, they would wave pay increases
for that year. In exchange hoteliers promised to
maintain employee levels through 1994.
Of course, in 1993 they were back again
reaching for each others jugular vein, but at
least for one year there was peace a truce
called by the union.
As oil and food prices have risen this year
and Bahamians are looking for ways to cut
costs, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes pleaded
with business owners to try to retain their staff.
In a shrinking economy staff are the first to
suffer in a belt tightening exercise.
Against this background unionists, who have
had it so good for so long, did not appreciate the
situation the country is in.
And to add insult to injury, when the facts
leading up to their strike are examined, it is dis-
covered that there was no legitimate basis for
the disruption.
Their complaint turned out to be a misun-
derstanding that could have been settled behind
closed doors.


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EDITOR, The Tribune.
THERE has been a rumour
that a major player in the world
of casinos is interested in pur-
chasing Atlantis. Could you
imagine the members of the
Bahamas Hotel Catering and
Allied Workers Union
(BHCAWU) telling Mr Sol
Kerzner that they demand to
be part of the negotiating team.
We all know that is a joke.
Did anyone notice that every
time the FNM is in power the
BCPOU springs to action, look-
ing for any excuse to destabilize
this country?
Is it a coincidence that at no
time during the PLP tenure was
there anything that the BCPOU
was dissatisfied with?
This is more than a coinci-
In my opinion this is calcu-
lated to weaken the FNM.
Bahamians remember how
the leader of the country, Prime
Minister Hubert Alexander
Ingraham, was doused with
beer and peanuts. What disre-
Does former president Shane
Gibson have any influence with
the present leader? Enquiring
minds want to know.
The unnecessary contentious
illegal strike, disguised as a
demonstration, orchestrated
and performed by the BCPOU
on Monday was a total disgrace.
It was an embarrassment, dis-
respectful, selfish and counter-
productive exercise that com-
pounds what could have been
a sensible negotiation.
All Bahamians have now
seen for themselves just how
the leadership of the BCPOU
intends to destroy this country if
they do not have their way.
From the behaviour of the

BCPOU today, they intend to
"throw out the baby with the
bath water," regardless of how
much damage they do to the
tourist product, which has
already taken its toll.
The leadership of the
BCPOU has used the unin-
formed membership of the
union as pawns, telling them
one thing and doing another. It
seems to me that they simply
were deceived.
The intelligent members need
only to ask their leader some
direct questions and they would
prove that he has not been open
with them. His presumptuous-
ness is troubling to say the least.
For a man who influences so
many people, his inexperience is
It is scary for a leader who is
oblivious to rational reasoning
to be directing the lives of peo-
ple, while at the same time jeop-
ardising their livelihood.
Did Mr Farquharson tell his
members the exact reason why
he used such a strong tactic on
Bay Street?
Did he think that torturing
the tourist, inconveniencing
Atlantis, and embarrassing the
entire Bahamas would help the
union's cause?
Did the union members know
that their demonstration had
nothing to do with salary or out-
standing grievances, but was
intentionally designed, as far as
I can see, to create a negative
atmosphere to frustrate the
FNM government?
Mr Farquharson's notion that

his members should be a part
of negotiations of their employ-
er is asinine to put it mildly. He
must have lost it to believe that
he can pressure the government
in that way. Imagine other
unions using this same tactic
with their respective employ-
The Bahamian people, union
membership and the business
community need to know
whether the PLP were the mas-
termind behind the disgraceful
act on Monday. We all know
desperate people do desperate
We people are disgusted with
the poor, slow and incompetent
service experienced by far too
many customers of BTC. If the
union was serious about really
helping its membership, then
they would have assisted with
training of the less qualified, ill
mannered, short tempered staff
that terrified the public with
their unprofessional behaviour.
Even though there are a few
bright lights in BaTelCo, the
general perception is that the
staff is unprofessional. Because
of the primitive technology
presently experienced by the
Bahamian people, BaTelCo
should have been bulldozed
years ago.
On another note, the police
allowed this to escalate to the
level it did.
All they had to do was, as
soon as the drivers left the vehi-
cles they should have been
towed from the street. A tourist
said, "This could not never hap-
pen in the United States, those
trucks would have been moved
immediately." I agreed.
August, 2008.

Union is holding the Bahamas back

EDITOR, The Tribune.
WHILE Jamaica and other
countries in the region, as well as
other world communities, are
pressing on with advanced
telecommunications infrastruc-
tures, it seems that The Bahamas
is to be left behind with old world
telecommunications simply
because the union is backward
looking and cannot see that they
are keeping The Bahamas from
forging ahead in this vital indus-
Our No 1 industry, tourism, is
also being defrauded of its poten-
tial by some of these selfish, back-
ward leaning staffers who are

holding up progress.
In the first place, the union
does not own BaTelCo/BTC.
Staffers were only offered jobs
like any other business. Neither
do staffers or the union own those
BaTelCo/BTC vehicles which
were used for parading up and
down, blocking tourists and
Bahamians from the pursuit of
their business.
Secondly, The Bahamas is not
one of those socialist countries
where one expects for the Gov-
ernment to offer employment
from youth to the grave.
It seems that this is BaTel-
Co/BTC staffers' main fear. They
are so comfortable earning large
salaries and not producing. They
are afraid to work for a private
company. They believe, perhaps,
that their shortcomings will be
While companies around the
globe are being sold every day,
there are some Bahamians who
feel that they cannot work for any
entity other than a Government
corporation where they can get
away with low performance.
Thirdly, those 600 or so mem-
bers feel that they have the right
to inconvenience the remainder

of 300,000 Bahamians plus other
businesses and private concerns
because of their own incompe-
tence and slackness on the job.
It is understood that a union
representative was invited to
meetings relative to privatization,
however, I wonder how many
firms in Nassau or elsewhere must
confer with their staff before tak-
ing business decisions in the best
interests of the companies and
their shareholders in this case,
the entire country?
The behaviour of these indi-
viduals over the past days is a
reflection of what the general
public has had to put up with
throughout the years. I have yet,
in recent times, to reach for ser-
vice a live individual at BaTel-
Co/BTC only recordings upon
recordings and then nothing. So
they are demonstrating in public
how they perform on a day-to-
day basis for which they are high-
ly compensated, and the answer is
plain and simple lousy service.
We deserve better.
August 12, 2008.



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Tropical Storm Fay

leaves the islands

virtually unscathed
TROPICAL Storm Fay left
the islands virtually unscathed
as it moved over Florida vester-
day with the exception of
reports of scattered thunder-
storms and heavy rains on some
Yesterday afternoon, all trop-
ical storm watches, warnings.
and alerts for the northwest
Bahamas were discontinued,
according to the Department of
The storm's heavy downpours
left between 3.90 inches of rain-
fall in the capital yesterday
between 4am and 8am, Arnold
King of the Department of
Meteorology said.
Day to day activities were
going ahead as normal in Alice
Town, Bimini said Giselle Glass,
a representative of the Adminis-
trator's Office.
"There wasn't really (any)
damage from the storm, just
loose leaves, but other than that
some wind. Yesterday (Mon-
day) was rain but now it's sun-
ny. It was a lil' bit of flooding on
Bottom Street, but it wasn't
much, you could have still
passed through in your vehicles.
Everything is open, today is run-
ning like a normal day".
Ina Sturrup, Senior Clerk at
the Administrator's Office in
Bullocks Harbour, Berry Islands
said despite a lot of rain yester-
day, the residents fared well.
"We were under tropical
storm watch (Monday) but we
just had overcast skies, a little
strong wind but that's about it.
But today (Tuesday) we had a
lot of rain as a matter of fact it
just passed over us about an
hour ago, and the wind has
somewhat subsided. And it
looks like it's clearing up at least
to the southern part".
She said she hadn't heard any.
reports of flooding on the
David Dean, Chief Council-
lor of the Berry Islands, said
they experienced "moderate
rain" and squalls but no flood-
inhe storm made landfall on
Florida yesterday and as of 5pm,
Fay was moving north-northeast
across east central Florida near
eight miles per hour with maxi-
mum sustained winds near 65
miles per hour, according to the
National Hurricane Centre.
Fay reportedly left dozens
dead in Haiti due to heavy

PLP chairman slams

local election decision

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE government's decision to
continue with yesterday's local gov-
ernment elections in spite of an
early morning tropical storm watch
for the northwest Family Islands is
"mind-boggling" and undermines
the democratic process, PLP chair-
man Glenys Hanna-Martin argued
However, Minister of State for
Lands and Local Government
Byran Woodside who spoke to
The Tribune from Exuma said
officials in areas on watch for Trop-
ical Storm Fay were monitoring the
storm's path and said the weather
was fair and felt no need to post-
pone the elections.
On Monday, a tropical storm
watch remained in effect for
Andros, the Berry Islands, Bimini
and Grand Bahama. The islands,
including Eluethera, Abaco, and
New Providence were also on
watch yesterday for heavy rain and
potential thunderstorms due to
Fay's passing.
In a statement released yester-
day, Ms Hanna-Martin said, in part:
"It is incredible that this govern-
ment has again seen fit to persist in
the holding of local government
elections in circumstances which
are extremely questionable. More
specifically, up to 9am (yesterday)
- one full hour after the opening of
polls several islands in the coun-
try were under a tropical storm
watch, issued by the Department of
"This watch served as a notice to
local populations to make appro-
priate preparation and take the
necessary precautions to protect
life and property. It is therefore
mind-boggling that a government
would seek to hold an electoral
process urging voters to participate
when the meteorological depart-
ment is warning people to stay
"In light of the adverse weather
conditions that are currently being
experienced, in particular in Grand
Bahama and the concomitant risk
that is associated with these con-
ditions, the judgment made to hold
elections appears to be question-
able indeed. It is most unfortunate
that the democratic process is yet
again being undermined by the

Glenys Hanna-Martin hits out after vote goes

ahead despite morning tropical storm watch

Minister Woodside, who visited
the polling stations on Exuma,
Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked
Island and Andros yesterday, said
the weather was favourable and
the elections went off without a
"The elections are going quite
well. All of the polling divisions
that I have visited opened on time
at 8 am and I've seen persons vot-
ing. From every indication, all is
going well. The storm I've been
advised is more. so in the north and
not in the southern Bahamas, and
so the weather in the southern part
of the Bahamas is sunny and clear.
I have been told that they have had
scattered showers in Grand
Bahama (and) reports coming into
me from Bimini indicated that it is
sunny, Abaco is sunny.as well and
so is Andros.
"There was no need to postpone
the elections however we did advise
areas that had the potential of
being affected to postpone, the
reports coming into me from the
parliamentary commissioner and
the administrators from the affect-
ed districts, simply state that the
weather has not been to the level
where they have to postpone the
He said, time permitting, he
planned to continue to the polling
stations in Bimini, Abaco and
Grand Bahama yesterday.
Local Government elections for
West Grand Bahama, Acklins,
Mangrove Cay, Hope Town,
Crooked Island, Central Andros,
Bimini, Exuma, Mayaguana were
postponed in June after a court
ruled that the proper process was
not followed in the lead-up to the
Soon afterwards, then minister of
lands and local government Sidney
Collie resigned from his post.
Local government polls Nlosed


6pm yesterday with unofficial
results expected this morning.
On Wednesday, the tropical
storm watch for the Bahamas was

called off as the storm ripped
through Florida, dumping heavy
rains but causing little real dam-

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The Bahamas r"e lecol nationsn s Crnp.ary Ltd. is pleased to :nvile
qualified companies to apply for Tender for its Cafeteria Services.

interested companieJ may ccl'ect a tender package from the Security
Desk located at the Administrative building on John F. Kennedy Drive,
between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Tender is to be sealed in an envelope miarled
"Tender forT'afeteria Services" and deliered to the attention of:-

Mr. I. Kirk Griffin
Executive Vice President
Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd.
P.O. Box N-3048
Nassau, Bahamas

Bids should reach Ti.e Cormpany's Adrnir ration Office on John F.
Kennedy Drive by 5:00 p.m. on Wedre a., 27th August, 2008.

Companies submitting bids are iritd to attend the bid operings on
Friday, 29th August, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at BTC's Corifere.:e Room,
Perpall's Tract.

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The Public is hereby advised that I, DONNIE LIVINGSTONE
MOTT, Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my name
to DONNIE WALLACE. If there are any objections to
this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742,
Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the
date of the publication of this notice.

BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the
20TH day of AUGUST 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,



Buxton Hi Tech (Asia) Inc.

(No.45 of 2000)
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000), Buxton Hi
Tech (Asia) Inc. is in dissolution. Alrena H. Moxey is the Liquidator
and can be contacted at Winterbotham Place, Marlborough & Queen
Streets, P.O. Box N-3026, Nassau, Bahamas. All persons having
claims against the above-named company are required to send their
names addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liqui-
dator before 17th September, 2008.



T.M. Peell Inc.
(No.45 of 2000)
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000), T.M. Peell
Inc. is in dissolution. Alrena H. Moxey is the Liquidator and can be
contacted at Winterbotham Place, Marlborough & Queen Streets, PRO
Box N-3026, Nassau, Bahamas. All persons having claims against the
above-named company are required to send their names addresses
and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator before 17th
September, 2008.


It has come to our attention that our
Cash Sales Receipt Books, Nos. from
46000 to 46251 have been stolen, and

they are now
Purchase Orders.


used as

Please note that these are not
Purchase Orders, as they are being
accepted by various suppliers. See copy
of specimen Purchase Order below.

P.O. Box 152
Dat: ,

Tel: 322-1722/3/4/5

Montrose Avenue Nassau, N.P.. Bahamas
Agents for Mitsubishi r- Chrysler Plyrouth Dodge Daewoo
Cars and Trucks and Parts
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Old Bahama Bay hosts meeting and event planners

OLD Bahama Bay by Ginn
sur Mer recently hosted a group
of North American meeting and
fund-raising event planners par-
ticipating in a Bahamas Min-
istry of Tourism familiarisation
trip to Grand Bahama.
The 14 participants travelled
from Washington, DC, New
Jersey, Maryland, Arizona and
Texas, and were accompanied
by Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism representatives Anika
Williams of Freeport, Virginia
Kelly of Nassau and Jeannie
Gibson of Atlanta.
"This visit allowed us to
showcase our existing resort
facilities, amenities and new
5,000 square-foot meeting pavil-
ion due to open later this year -
an ideal location for incentive
trips, executive retreats, corpo-
rate meetings and wedding
groups," said Brent Ingraham,
vice-president of resort sales for
Old Bahama Bay.
"The group was able to expe-
rience our guest offerings first-
hand and was pleasantly sur-
prised by what they described as
a 'hidden treasure'."
Old Bahama Bay treated the
meeting and fund-raiser event
planners to a welcome recep-
tion and dinner, site inspection
and a destination breakfast pre-
sentation featuring a supplier's
trade show.
After three days in Grand


MEETING AND fund-raising event planners participating in a recent Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
familiarisation trip were hosted to festivities at Old Bahama Bay by Ginn sur Mer.

Bahama, the group departed for
Bimini for the next leg of their
familiarisation visit.
Ginn sur Mer is a 2,000-acre
resort community in Grand
Bahama Island's West End that
will contain more than 4,400
condominium and hotel units
and nearly 2,000 single-family
residential home sites.
Luxury amenities include sig-
nature golf courses designed by
Jack Nicklaus and Arnold
Palmer; clubhouses; two mari-
nas; a private airport; a Monte

NOTICE is hereby given that BIANCA SALLY ZAIEM
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the
20TH day of AUGUST 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

The Public is hereby advised that I, RANDA GAITOR of Anthel Street,
Ridgeland Park West, Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my child's
are any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write
such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau,
Bahamas nd later than thirty (30) days after the date of the publication
of this notice.

The Public is hereby advised that I, BIANCA SALLY
ODUHANYO, Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my
name to BIANCA SALLY ZAIEM. If there are any objections
to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742,
Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the
date of the publication of this notice.



Guadix Corp.

(No.45 of 2000)
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4) of
the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000), Guadix
Corp. is in dissolution. Alrena H. Moxey is the Liquidator and can be
contacted at Winterbotham Place, Marlborough & Queen Streets, PO.
Box N-3026, Nassau, Bahamas. All persons having claims against the
above-named company are required to send their names addresses
and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator before 17th
September, 2008.




Acton Energy Limited
(No.45 of 2000)
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4) of
the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000), Acton
Energy Limited is in dissolution. Alrena H. Moxey is the Liquidator
and can be contacted at Winterbotham Place, Marlborough & Queen
Streets, PO. Box N-3026, Nassau, Bahamas. All persons having
claims against the above-named company are required to send their
names addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liqui-
dator before 17th September, 2008.


Carlo style casino; water and
swim pavilions, a spa and beach

The $4.9 billion resort com-
munity will serve as a flagship
development for Ginn Resorts.

I I I I' I 'I I i

A GROUP of students from the St Jago High School in Jamaica
won a trip to the Bahamas after taking part in a general education
competition for schools.
The students were welcomed by acting director of education
Lionel Sands who presented them with several books written by
Bahamian authors.
Pictured from left is Katanga Johnson of the Ministry of Tourism;
Tyson McKenzie, president of the Bahamas National Youth Coun-
cil; Lionel Sands, acting director of education; Jervin Williams, stu-
dent of St Jago High School in Jamaica, and John Darville, CARI-
COM youth ambassador.

NOTICE is hereby given that JIMMY LEE WILLIAMS of
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted,, should send, a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 20TH day of
AUGUST 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that ROSNY CADET of
ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 20TH day of AUGUST 2008
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



Stamford Textile Limited

(No.45 of 2000)
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000), Stamford
Textile Limited is in dissolution Alrena H. Nloxey is the Liquidator
and can be contacted at Winterbotham Place, Marlborough & Queen
Streets, PO. Box N-3026, Nassau, Bahamas. All persons having
claims against the above-named company are required to send their
names addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liqui-
dator before 17th September, 2008.




Aristan Inc.

(No.45 of 2000)
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4) of
the International Business Companies Act, (No 45 of 2000), Aristan
Inc. is in dissolution Alrena H1 Nloxc\ is the Liquidator and can be
contacted at Wminterbotham Place, Marlborough & (ueen Streets, P.O.
Box N-3026, Nassau, Bahamas All persons having claims against the
above-named company\ are required to send their names addresses
and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator before 17th
September. 2008


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Bahamas Red

Cross says new

handbook is a

reliable plan
THE torrential down-
pours brought by Tropical
Storm Fay may have
caused some people to
wonder just how prepared
local disaster relief organ-
isations are.
The Bahamas Red Cross
says its newly validated
National Intervention
Team (NIT) handbook
may not have been
required for this storm, but
is definitely a reliable plan
that could do a great deal
of-good if the Bahamas
faces the brunt of a tropi-
cal storm or hurricane this
Kim Sawyer, senior
administrator at the Red
Cross, said after a regional
review of the NIT draft in
Trinidad last week, the
newly approved Bahami-
an-designed handbook will
definitely assist the organ-
isation to effect a speedy
response in the event of a
According to Mrs
Sawyer, key issues
addressed in the NIT
handbook include: contin-
gency and disaster plan-
ning, information collec-
tion, logistics, shelter
organising techniques,
health and water sanitation
practices, and post-storm
In times past, areas such
as Pinewood Gardens,
East Street, and other
densely populated urban
areas have suffered
immense flooding during
Though the National
Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA) moves
to ensure proper evacua-
"tion, transportation, and
emergency support func-
tions in the event of a nat-
ural disaster, Mrs Sawyer
notes that the Red Cross
is an auxiliary to social ser-
vices and the government.
So for those members of
the community that
require assistance with
food, shelter, or medical
services during and after a
storm, the Red Cross can
be an important organisa-
"Even though the gov-
ernment would send food
supplies, sometimes food
supplies from the Red
Cross get to persons first,"
said Mrs Sawyer.
She added that although
government supplies are
essential, the difference
with supplies from the Red
Cross is that they are pre-
pared and sent out in indi-
vidual packages to all per-
sons that are in need.
Mrs Sawyer said that
although in many cases
relief targets Bahamian
families, the Red Cross'
NIT plan doesn't take into
account a persons nation-
ality or household circum-
stances; rather it initiates
distribution assistance
based on an individual or
family need.
She reminded everyone
living in the Bahamas that
it is important to make the
necessary arrangements in
' terms of shelter, food and
communications well
before a severe storm or
hurricane strikes.


COB denies it violated faculty's rights

THE College of the Bahamas Iulty reCpreCSentativCs flrom e ach "Yesterday provided for the involvement has produced a
yesterday responded to reports of the academic schools and many faclCUty who participated valuable report.
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TptqvFn~tr;n h- --UTEB representative. The this important discuIssion and u~alitV assurance will be a foun-

iertillary L ucators oi ile
Bahamas walking out of a meet-
ing, denying that the rights of
faculty were violated.
According to UTEB presi-
dent Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson, the
members chose to walk out of a
pre-semester meeting on Mon-
day because they were not con-
sulted about the Quality Assur-
ance Report, which could affect
the faculty's industrial agree-
However, COB said yester-
day that the college makes
every effort "to meaningfully
involve the community on mat-
ters of importance to the insti-
tution and it also makes every
reasonable effort to ensure that
those with the greatest interest
in a decision participate in
"The case of the task force
on quality assurance provides a
good example of such involve-
"While the college respects
the views and concerns of
UTEB, it rejects its claim that
the task force on quality assur-
ance did not involve faculty. It
also rejects it claim that the
faculty walked out on yester-
day's presentation of the task
force's report," COB said yes-
terday in a statement.
COB explained that last
August, the College Council
established the task force,
whose membership was pri-
marily made up of the college's
own faculty.
"The task force comprised 20
members, 12 of whom were fac-
ulty members. The group held
six plenary meetings and divid-
ed its work into sub-commit-
tees, some of which were
chaired by faculty and each of



which broadened the participa-
tion to even more members of
both faculty and staff.
"Participation included fac-

process engaged hy the task
force was itself a consultative
one, requiring the consultation
of a large number of individual
faculty and staff in order to pro-
duce its report, the final version
of which was presented to the
faculty bfody at yesterday's sem-
inar, for their input and further
contribution," COB said in its
COB said that the quality
assurance report is under dis-
cussion and its recommenda-
tions have not been adopted by
any group at the college, nor
has it been presented to the
College Council.

NOTICE is hereby given that INNOCENT BRUTUS
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the
13TH day of AUGUST 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

NOTICE is hereby given that LOUCIE SAINCILIEN
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the
13TH day of AUGUST 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

NOTICE is hereby given that HEPZ STANLEY
RENAUD of NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 13TH day of AUGUST 2008
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


22 Palmdale Avenue, Palmdale
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas

Arthur Roland Jude Kemp

of Nassau, Bahamas
will be held at
Ebenezer Methodist
Church, East Shirley
Street, Nassau, on
Thursday, 21st August,
2008 at 10:30 a.m.

Rev. Gerald Richardson
will officiate.

Predeceased by his
father Arthur, mother
Freda, brother Garth.

Survived by his loving wife of 53 years Doreen;
son Ian and wife Sandra, daughters Beth and husband
Kim, Samantha and husband Jay.

-Grandchildren Heather-Anne and.Travis, Tamsin
and husband Nicholas, Andrew, Justin and Candis,
Scott and Kyle.

Brother Billy and wife Edna; sisters Agnes and
husband Kenny, Joey.

Sister in law Ann.

Aunts Emmie and Agnes.

And many dear cousins, nephews, nieces and
wonderful friends including Ray and Flora,
Desmond and Sylvia, Bradley and Jean, Lester and

Special thanks to the staff of the ICU department
at Doctor's Hospital, especially Dr. Theodore
Ferguson and Dr. Michael Darville and their team
of specialists, all the Nurses, Patient Care
Technicians and Vandessa Astwood.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to
Ebenezer Methodist Church (Focus Group), P.O.Box
S.S.6145, Nassau, Bahamas Air Sea Rescue
Association (BASRA), P.O.Box S.S. 6247, Nassau.
Cancer Society of The Bahamas, S.S.6539, Nassau
in Memory of Jude Kemp.

Arrangements by Kemp's Funeral Home Limited,
22 Palmdale Avenue, Nassau,N.P., The Bahamas.

many useful suggestions and
comments were made," COB
COB president Janyne Hod-
der added: "This exercise of
quality assurance was particu-
larly demonstrative of our com-
mitment to ensuring participa-
tory styled leadership in every-
thing that we do, and we con-
sider that a very able team
which included broad faculty

dation piece as we move ahead
with our university agenda, as
was the report on governance
submitted last year following a
similar process under the lead-
ership of Dr Keva Bethel. We
need the contribution of every
one of our stakeholder groups
to truly build a national univer-
sity and I am confident that we
are doing what is necessary to
achieve that goal."

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N 179, Bahamian Dawn
Marshall. sister of retired
Supreme Court justice.Jcanne
IhImlpson, w rote the first (and
Ili .A lone time the only) study of
the Ilaitian migration to the
Baihiainas (The Haitian Problem:
Illi' al NMioration to the Bahamas).
I ler resirch was conducted in the
summers of 1969. 1970 and 1971,
and it formed the basis for most of
ith sccon1dary research carried out
nI the subject.
In 201)5, the International
', Iice of Migration an inter-
m cirnmnintal group collabo-
ralcd with the College of the
B;ihmas to produce a compre-
hensive review of all available lit-
erature and data on the,Haitian
migration. This was combined with
a sir\c v of 500 Haitian residents
o;, News Providence. Grand
B3ahama, Abaco and Eleuthera
sanctioned by the government and
the laitian Embassy.
We reported the results of the
iOM study in this space over the
past v\o weeks (see www.bahama-
punMdit.com), and invited Dawn
lMarshall for her views, which are
published here today.

m.UG C

Dawn is an independent con-
sultant focusing on regional ini-
tiatives in the areas of poverty alle-
viation, the environment, health,
physical planning, population and
development. She has a graduate
degree in geography from the Uni-
versity of the West Indies and
worked mainly in migration stud-'
ies as a Research Fellow at the
then Institute of Social and Eco-
nomic Research (now the Sir
Arthur Lewis Institute of Social
and Economic Studies at UWI)
from 1970 to 1985.

Towards a Comprehensive
Immigration Policy
By Dawn Marshall

Minister of State Branville
McCartney's efforts to "arrest the
problem" of illegal Haitian migra-
tion have generated much discus-

sion. both private and public. Var-
ious government ministers, of var-
ious political parties, have been
trying to "arrest the problem"
since the 1950s without perma-
nent success.
The International Organisation
for Migration's (IOM) report on
the 2005 COB study of Haitian
Migrants in The Bahamas,
reviewed by Larry Smith last
week, provides an excellent oppor-
tunity for Bahamians to engage in
an objective, non-partisan, discus-
sion. Such a discussion could pro-
vide valuable input into the new
immigration policy which the pre-
vious Minister of State for Immi-
gration said last June was to be
announced shortly.

Migration, including illegal
immigration, is inevitable
It's a fact of life people move

and they try to move to places
where they think they can better
themselves. Territoriality is a basic
animal characteristic, manifested
in these modern days as sover-
eignty and nationalism. As a
result, countries erect barriers -
physical, political, legal and oth-
erwise in an attempt to control
the movement of people into their
borders, especially those from
poorer countries. Ingenuity also
happens to be a human trait, so
people who move to better them-
selves risk much, including their
lives, to enter more developed
economies, legally if possible; ille-
gally if not.
Illegal immigration is not
unique to The Bahamas. Coun-
tries as diverse as the US, the UK,
South Africa, and New Zealand
are struggling to find ways to bal-
ance control.while satisfying their
need for labour and respecting the
human rights of the migrants.

Can the Bahamas develop
without immigration?
Most western countries require
some imported labour for devel-
opment. This is particularly true of
small countries like The Bahamas,
with small populations and limited
skills. Our economic dependence
on immigration was summed up
by the Grand Bahama Human
Rights Association: "Given our
limited human resources, our pro-
foreign investment policy, the real
estate development profiles of the
Bahamas, our vigorous tourism
sector and our international bank-
ing and insurance business, immi-
gration forms the bedrock of any
foreign or Bahamian business."
[Bahamas News, 5 March 2007].
Given this need to import
labour, our policies need to
address all aspects of migration,
not only illegal migration we
need a comprehensive immigra-
tion policy. This essay is an
attempt to contribute to the ongo-
ing debate on this issue. While it
focuses on the Haitian migration,
it recognizes that the non-Bahami-
an labour force is comprised of
many more nationalities, to whom
any immigration policy must also

In order to develop a compre-
hensive immigration policy, The
Bahamas needs a transparent,
clearly stated, national economic
development plan which sets out
its vision and plans for the future -
how, what, why and when it plans
to develop. Without such a plan,
policy makers can only guess at

present and future labour needs,
either in terms of the educational
needs of the population or in
terms of imported labour.
The IOM study notes that giv-
en the fact that Haitian nationals
have had a presence here for over
200 years and that there has been
a significant influx of migrants
since the 1950s, the paucity of data
on migration generally, and on the
Haitian population specifically, is
surprising. According to the 2000
Census, Haitian nationals made
up about 7 per cent of the popu-
lation. We can assume those were
Haitian nationals who were confi-
dent enough in their status to
allow themselves to be enumerat-
ed in other words, it's likely to
have been an underestimate.
This paucity of data has had a
particularly negative impact on
the press. The IOM study noted
that many newspaper articles were
actually reports of someone offer-
ing an opinion, either on a radio
talk show, at a meeting, or from an
interview, and that such opinions
were rarely accompanied by hard
"The argument that Bahami-
ans are denied access to 'educa-
tion, health and social services'
because of the large resident Hait-
ian migrant population was repeat-
edly reported in the media without
statistical or factual substantia-
tion," the report said. According to
the IOM, the media does not
attempt to help the average
Bahamian to understand these
important issues, but instead
focuses on the negative aspects of
the migrant population. Part of
the problem is that some govern-
ment ministries and departments
do not record data by nationality
among them the Department of
Labour. In addition, such data that
are recorded, are not necessarily
One of the agencies that does
record data by nationality is the
National Insurance Board. Since
2000, there has been an increase in
the number of Haitian nationals
making contributions to the NIB,
resulting in an increase in the val-
ue of their contributions from $2.5
million in 2001 to $3.5 million in
2004, an increase of 14 per cent,
while the percentage of total ben-
efits paid to Haitian nationals has
increased from 1,. per cent to 1.8
per cent of total benefits paid.
The IOM study notes that "the
percentages of NIB benefits paid
out to Haitian nationals is typical-
ly less than 2 per cent, which indi-
cates that the benefits-they receive
are proportionately far less than

the 7 per cent which they could
be expected to receive if benefits
were paid out equally across soci-
ety. As the Haitian community
may represent more than 7 per
cent of residents, their share of
benefits is clearly even less than
might be expected." It should also
be noted that, with no income tax
in The Bahamas, many taxes are
indirect, so that all members of
the population pay them, whether
legal or illegal.
The IOM study notes that
between 1994 and 2003 the per-
centage of live births to Haitian
nationals ranged between 6.3 per
cent and 15.2 per cent of all live
births a range of 0.6 to 1.5 births
in 10. According to data given to
the IOM study bythe Public Hos-
pitals Authority, Haitian nationals
made up between 7.1 per cent and
11.2 per cent of admissions to the
PMH, and 6.9 per cent to 9.3 per
cent of the visits at the General
Practice Clinic during the period
1997 and 2001.
Requiring all government min-
istries and departments to record
data by nationality is a simple, yet
critical, step towards the provision
of information for planners and
policy makers, the public and the
media; for facilitating an objec-
tive, evidence-based discussion,
and the preparation of a compre-
hensive immigration policy. While
use of available data cannot be
legislated, one can hope that a
responsible media would regulate

Components of a
immigration policy
In its March 2007 news item,
the Grand Bahama Human Rights
Association also spelled out the
requisites of a new Immigration
Act that it should: promote pos-
itive growth and development; be
independent of partisan political
control; set out modem, sensible
and reasonable criteria for the
grant of annual residency, work
permits, permanent residency and
citizenship; outline procedures that
are open to public scrutiny,
accountable and transparent; pro-
vide for reasons to be given for
refusals; provide for efficient and
timely consideration of applica-
tions; and provide for appeals by
quick review of any decisions of
the Board by an Immigration
administrative judge or tribunal
and thereafter reviewable by the
Supreme Court.
These would seem to be
admirable principles to guide the
development of a comprehensive




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immigration policy which would
address two key immigration
issues identified by Larry Smith
last week: stabilising the size of
the Haitian community, and inte-
grating long-term Haitian resi-
dents into the mainstream of
Bahamian society.
Such an immigration policy
needs to be knowledge/evidence-
Therefore, a most critical com-
ponent, perhaps the first order of
business, is an up-to-date situa-
tional analysis, a needs-based
assessment of the Bahamian
labour market. What exactly are
the needs of the economy; to what
extent can the current Bahamian
population satisfy those needs; and
to what extent can the current res-
ident community of .migrant
labour fill the gaps?
The IOM study presents four
methods of estimating the total
Haitian population in The
Bahamas and suggests a "work-
ing estimate' of between 30,000
and 60,000, of which 9,000 to
17,400 might be flow-through
migrants persons just passing
through to a third country or
returning home to Haiti and of
which 25 per cent to 45 per cent
are here legally. Ironically, there
are over 70,000 undocumented
Bahamians resident in the Unit-
ed States.
Given the chronic labour short-
ages in The Bahamas, the corner-
stone of the immigration policy
has to be legal migration.
The policy should promote legal
immigration, the main objective
of which would be matching skills
with the needs of the labour mar-
It should be governed by clear,
transparent and fair rules, which
would require the provision and
publication of information needed,
both by employers and prospec-
tive migrants/workers, to under-
stand the requirements and pro-
cedures for legal entry and for
staying in the Bahamas for various
lengths of time.
In recognition of the circular
nature of the movement from
Haiti, which includes about 30 per
cent of transient or flow-through
migrants, the policy should make
provision for a 'guest worker' pro-
gramme which would allow
migrants to work in the country
for a specified length of time
before returning to Haiti. Careful
and incorruptible monitoring and
implementation of such a pro-
gramme is essential, though very
difficult to achieve in small soci-
eties, so there needs to be "zero

tolerance" in this respect. This
aspect of the policy would also
need to address issues like the
admission of special short-term
workers such as researchers, stu-
dents, entertainers, journalists, etc.
It was relatively easy to write
that previous paragraph it will be
extremely difficult to implement.
There have already been a num-
ber of attempts to initiate such
programmes, but it needs to be
stressed that the political instabil-
ity in Haiti, and the seemingly con-
tinual deterioration of its econo-
my, do not facilitate its imple-
In the short-term, however, it is
recognized that until economic
and political conditions in Haiti
stabilize, illegal immigration will
remain a fact of life for The
The IOM study notes that Hait-
ian nationals are poorly integrated
into Bahamian society.
This has, to some extent, creat-
ed an underclass of Haitians doing
manual and menial labour, not
getting proper education or health
care. Such a reservoir of depriva-
tion has the potential for adverse
effects on the Bahamian popula-
tion, especially in the area of
health care.
Longer-stay migrants have to
be given a stake in the country.
This does not necessarily imply
that all such migrants desire
Bahamian citizenship. But while
they reside in the country they
need to be given opportunities to
contribute to their full potential.
This is particularly true of skilled
workers like non-national teach-
ers, doctors and nurses on whom
the public sector relies heavily.
This aspect of the policy would
also need to address issues like
family reunification and the sta-
tus of long-term residents. Aspects
of other policies and practices,
both public and private would
need to be brought in line with
the policy aspects like bank
accounts, car licences, property
ownership and mortgages, school-
ing for children, etc.
Essentially, this speaks to fair
treatment of non-nationals who
reside legally. It also implies that
the relevant authorities and work-
ers, as well as the population at
large, need to be assisted to
improve their capacity to manage
immigration-related diversity and
enhance social cohesion. Funda-
mentally, it means acceptance by
Bahamians that migration is a fact
of life for the country and there-
fore needs p be,managed not only
efficiently, but humanely. The edu-

cation sector and the media have a
large part to play here.
Illegal immigration has to be
controlled: no country can permit
uncontrolled illegal movement
into its borders, much less a small
country like the Bahamas. Con-
trol requires preventive measures
and law enforcement, including
against employers, coupled with
protection and support for victims
of unscrupulous entrepreneurs.
As with a guest worker pro-
gramme, effective return measures
require strong diplomatic relations
with Haiti. Much depends on how
control is implemented. Minister
Branville McCartney has already
made it clear that in arresting the
problem of illegal Haitian immi-
gration he expects dignified and
respectful treatment of those who
attempt to enter The Bahamas
This'is crucial.
The government must have the
ability to monitor and evaluate the
implementation of its compre-
hensive immigration policy. The
IOM study recommends that a
migrant monitoring unit should be
set up.
It limits its recommendations to
the monitoring of data on migra-
tion, recommending that it should
maintain data indexed by nation-
ality collected from all sources,
and submit an annual report to
Cabinet on the state of migration
in country. Such a unit could be
established within the Department
of Statistics.
Monitoring and evaluating the
implementation of a comprehen-
sive immigration policy requires
a stronger unit with powers to
enforce the stipulations of the
immigration policy and its rules,
regulations and legislation.
It should also have the task of
mainstreaming immigration into
all government departments and
monitoring and coordinating all
initiatives that are immigration
Needless to say, with such pow-
ers, such a unit must be subject to
careful and incorruptible man-
agement, and close scrutiny from
independent watchdogs.
A pipe dream? Perhaps!
I prefer to think of it as an ide-
al to which The Bahamas can
aspire, and which, in time it can
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at this point we just don't know. It
seems the injuries were sell'-
inflicted, whether intentionally or
inadvertently that is vet to be
determined. Hopefully the inves-
tigation will be able to tell us
that," Mr Hanna said.
Dlcvintc's grandmother. Mrs
Rolle, said that she was out food
shopping at the time that her
grandson was playing in the back-
"When I get back from the





Boy found hanged
food store, (Devante's) mother
tll me to go call him, but I didn't
oct an answer. When I came out
back here to get the garbage I
stmw him hanging there." she
rL'called as she pointed to the
clothesline post with the rusIed
chair next to it.
Mrs Rolle and other family
members told The Tribune that
Devante was not the kind of boy
who would kill himself.

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Devant6's grandmother
explained how she had just made
him special pancakes that morn-
ing, following a recipe the 11-
year-old boy was given by per-
sons from the St Andrew's
Kirk summer camp, which he
Mrs Rolle said that Devantd,
eager to start his first year at CC
Sweeting Junior High, attended
summer camp and worked as a
packing boy at the Robin Hood
Giovanni Ferguson, the 23-
year-old son of Devant6's adopt-
ed aunt, explained that he spent a
lot of time with the 11-year-old
boy this summer as part of the
Governor-General's Youth
Award Programme.
Mr Ferguson said that 98 young
Bahamians participated in the

programme's trip to Eleuthera in
"Of all of the participants, he
was the most outstanding student.
He was given the nickname 'little
man'," he said.
Mrs Rolle said that Devant6
was "into everything", he used
his tricycle to pretend he was dri-
ving a truck and he even built his
own small wooden hut in his fam-
ily's backyard.
Devant6's grandmother said
she feels "very, very bad" about
her grandson's death and is, like
the rest of the family, still in
"I never thought that some-
thing like this would come into
his head, I wish he could have
come to me and told me about
it," Mrs Rolle said.
Devant6's mother, Angela

Major development

FROM page one
provisionally approved by central government.
Former Hope Town councillor Suzanne Bethel,
who was involved in local government for 28 years,
said it was wrong of developers to override the
procedure of consulting local government.
"The bigger the development the more neces-
sary it is to come to the community," she said.
"When I was on local government I felt we had
our say and we worked well with central govern-
ment, but this shows local government is not work-
ing, they are not allowing local government to
Plans to excavate the seabed, dredge a channel,
build a marina and construct an artificial beach on
Crown Land rocks adjoining the cay are not includ-
ed in the provisional approval and require separate
And residents of Hope Town and Elbow Cay
are determined to preserve the natural habitat
teeming with wildlife.
Local environmentalists say the mangroves are
home to juvenile crawfish and various species of.
fish, sea birds and white crown pigeons nest on the
undeveloped island, and the surrounding shallow
sea is a popular area for bonefishing and breeding
ground for conch.
Minister of State for the Environment Earl
Deveaux admitted plans should have been submit-
ted to Hope Town Council before central govern-
ment, and is arranging for developers to meet local
residents in early September to discuss their con-
He said: "A lot of things fall through the cracks,
and sometimes local governments approve things
which central government has environmental con-
cerns with.
"In this case the consultation with the local
authority did not take place on the fuller plan, so
there are serious issues about decisions, and we
don't mind reviewing decisions that offend the com-
"In this case I want to be satisfied that Bahamian
citizens on both sides of the issue feel that the Gov-.
ernment has listened to them before I express an

McPhee, was at a nearby police
station giving a statement when
The Tribune arrived at the fami-
ly's home. His brother, 22-year-
old Tyrone Wilson, whose belt
was found around Devant6's
neck, was too devastated to talk
about the incident.
Assistant Commissioner Han-
na, on behalf of Commissioner of
Police Reginald Ferguson and the
police force, yesterday expressed
condolences to Devant6's fami-
"You don't see an 11-year-old
child in the Bahamas inflicting
that kind of an injury on himself,
so it is cause for concern and it's
going to be investigated along
those lines," Mr Hanna said.
Police are now awaiting the
results of an autopsy to determine
the exact cause of death.

Man stabbed and shot

FROM page one -
area around the brutal slaying for evidence.
A white car was reportedly seen leaving
the crime scene at the same time residents
heard the gunshots, said Assistant Supt Wal-
ter Evans. However, police were unable to
confirm the make or model of the vehicle at
the crime scene.
Tanya Clarke, girlfriend of the deceased,
told the media that she last spoke with Mr
Moncur early that morning.
"He ain't no bad person, so I don't know
why they could do something like that," she
said as she stood sobbing across the street
from where the murder had taken place. Ms
Clarke said she did not sense that anything
was wrong during her conversation with Mr
Moncur that morning.
"He stayed to himself. He has friends but
he's no person who needs company. The only
company he keeps is in Monastery (Park). He
don't keep company around here. People
come and hail him and stuff, but that's most-
ly it right there," she said.
Wayde Thompson, a neighbour, also
remembered Mr Moncur as a quiet man who
moved back to the Barnes Road home sev-
eral months ago.
"But he was a quiet individual. You'd see
him coming and going. He didn't have much
conversation but from time to time he'd pass
and we'd hail each other. And basically, he
lived a quiet life," he said.
Mr Thompson said it is shocking to hear
the news about Mr Moncur because the area
is "relatively quiet."
According to a relative of the deceased,
the house Mr Moncur was staying in is his
The deceased, who was unemployed, was
formerly a student of St Anne's and LW
Young schools The Tribune was told.
Relatives, including Mr Moncur's grand-
mother, father, girlfriend, cousin and the
mother of his girlfriend, officially identified
his body yesterday at the Morgue.

Freeport man

killed in crash

amid storm


FROM page one

East Sunrise Highway.
The accident occurred at
around 4.15am on the dual
carriage way near the
Boulevard Service Station.
Traffic Police, Fire Ser-
vices and Grand Bahama
Power Company personnel
worked up until 7.15am yes-
terday to
extricate the victim's body
from the mangled wreckage.
According to Chief Supt
Basil Rahming of the north-
ern Bahamas division, Mr
Wood was driving a blue
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer,
registration number 21951.
Preliminary investiga-
tions, Mr Rahming said,
indicate that Mr Wood was
travelling west along the
highway at a "very fast rate
of speed, when he hit a very
large puddle of water in the
road, which sent his vehicle
aqua planing out of con-
The vehicle then
slammed into a large con-
crete utility pole, smashing it
into pieces and also destroy-
ing the vehicle, with the dri-
ver trapped inside the
wreckage. It appears that he
was killed instantly, Chief
Supt Rahming said.
Mr Wood, who was
found clad only in a pair of
short black pants, was
trapped inside the wreck-
Police officers and other
officials worked for hours
to free the victim's body
from the vehicle.
"Officers'were also bat-
tling the stormy weather
conditions, prevailing over
the island at this time, which
seriously hampered their
progress," Mr Rahming
Police are urging all
motorists to respect the
adverse weather conditions
brought about by Tropical
Storm Fay and exercise
extreme caution.

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BISX firm: Water Corp in 'payments default'

Tribune Business Editor

Bahamian subsidiary has
issued a "written notice
of default" to the Water
& Sewerage Corpora-
tion, alleging that it had suffered
"declining liquidity" during the 2008
first half due to a $2.5 million increase
in the amount owed to it by the Gov-
ernment-owned corporation.
In a little-noticed part of its 10-Q
form filed with the Securities &
Exchange Commission (SEC), BISX-
listed Consolidated Water said the
accounts receivables owed to it by the
Water & Sewerage Corporation for
water supplied from its two Nassau-
based reverse osmosis plants stood at
$7.8 million as at June 30, 2008.
Threatening that it may have to
cease water production from the Blue
Hills and Windsor plants if the Water
& Sewerage Corporation did not
improve the timeliness of its payments,

* Consolidated Water's Bahamian subsidiary suffers 'declining liquidity'

due to $7.8m build-up in accounts receivables with Corporation

Consolidated Water said: "Consoli-
dated Water-Bahamas derived sub-
stantially all of its revenues from its
contract with the Water & Sewerage
Corporation, and is dependent upon
timely collection of its accounts receiv-
able to fund its operations.
"During the three months ended
June 30, 2008, Consolidated Water
Bahamas experienced liquidity issues
that required it to extend the payment
dates of its accounts payable.
"On July 31, 2008, Consolidated
Water -Bahamas issued Water & Sew-
erage Corporation a written notice of
Water & Sewerage Corporation's
default under the payment terms of its
contract with Consolidated Water -
The SEC filing added: "If the Water
& Sewerage Corporation does not

improve the timeliness and/or increase
the amounts of its payments to Con-
solidated Water Bahamas, this sub-
sidiary may not have sufficient liquid-
ity to fund its operations. If this occurs,
Consolidated Water Bahamas may
be required to cease the production of
water. Such a development could have
a material adverse effect on our results
of operation and financial position.
"As of December 31, 2007, Consol-
idated Water -Bahamas was due
approximately $5.3 million from the
Water & Sewerage Corporation.
"During the three month periods
ended March 31, 2008, and June 30,
2008, amounts invoiced by Consoli-
dated Water-Bahamas to Water &
Sewerage Corporation for water sup-
plied exceeded Water & Sewerage
Corporation's payments to Consoli-

dated Water Bahamas. As of June
30,2008, Consolidated Water-Bahamas
accounts receivable from Water &
Sewerage Corporation totalled
approximately $7.8 million."
The Consolidated Water filing
implies that the Water & Sewerage
Corporation may be having liquidity
and cash flow issues of its own.
The BISX-listed company added:
"During April 2008, we met with rep-
resentatives of the Bahamas govern-
ment to inquire as to the reasons for
the increase in the receivables balance
since December, 31, 2007.
"We were informed in this meeting
by the government representatives that
the delay in paying our accounts receiv-
ables was due to operating issues with-
in the Water & Sewerage Corporation,
that the delay did not reflect any type

of dispute with us with respect to the
amounts owed, and that the amounts
would ultimately be paid in full.
"Based upon this meeting, we
believe that the accounts receivable
from the WSC are fully collectible and
therefore have not provided any
allowance for possible non-payment
of these receivables as of June 30,
Elsewhere, Consolidated Water said
its 2008 first half profits had been
impacted to the tune of almost
$500,000 some $481,000 by its inabil-
ity to pass on the full impact of an 84.5
per cent increase in diesel prices to the
Water & Sewerage Corporation.
This was because it had not achieved
efficiency targets specified in its con-
tract with the Water & Sewerage Cor-
poration for the Windsor plant.

'Most troubling' view Bank liquidator served with $330m in claims

over bonded vehicles

Tribune Business Editor
THE Grand Bahama Cham-
ber of Commerce's president
has described as "most trou-
bling" the acting customs comp-
troller's apparent assertion that
bonded vehicles cannot leave
Freeport, arguing that this
would cost companies business
opportunities and add consid-
erably to their operating costs.
Gregory Moss, in an August
15 letter sent to acting comp-
troller Anthony Adderley, said
"many" Chamber members
were "being deprived of busi-
ness opportunities" by Customs'
refusal to allow bonded vehi-
cles to leave the Port area.
Mr Moss was responding
after Mr Adderley alleged that
his comments on an August 11,
2008, letter written by the
comptroller were misleading,
and that he did not give per-
mission for bonded vehicles to
leave the Port area.
The Chamber president said
that "most troubling" was Mr
Adderley's assertion, as report-
ed in a newspaper, that 'the

exemption status' as it pertained
to bonded goods and vehicles
applied to the Port area only,
and that 'persons are free to
decide whether or not they wish
to break the law'.
"Those latter statement,
regrettably, give the impression
that you are of the view that the
'permission' of Bahamas Cus-
toms is required for bonded
vehicles to travel outside the
Port area, and that you are sug-
gesting that any bonded vehi-
cles that leave the Port area for
any purpose whatsoever will be
breaking the law," Mr Moss
The Chamber president
asked Mr Adderley to show him
any provision in the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement or any other
law that prevented Grand
Bahama Port Authority
(GBPA) licensees from travel-
ling in their bonded vehicles
outside the Port area, some-
thing that did not require 'per-
mission' from Customs.
And Mr Moss also request-
ed that the comptroller show

SEE page 2B

Tribune Business Editor
CREDITORS of a former
Bahamas-based bank and trust
company will have to wait
longer to see their funds, its liq-
uidator warned yesterday, after
he was served with claims from
a group who won a $330 mil-
lion judgment against the insti-
tution in the US courts.
Craig Gomez, who is the liq-
uidator for Leadenhall Bank &
Trust, warned in a notice to the
bank's creditors that he had
been "served with claims" from
2,600 persons who had filed a
class action lawsuit against the
bank in the US court for the
southern district of Florida.
The group were among
investors in Cash 4 Titles, an
investment scheme that ulti-
mately became a giant Ponzi
fraud. Leadenhall, its former
Bahamas-based affiliate, Axxess
International, and others had
been sued because they had
provided financial services to
Cash 4 Titles.
Both Leadenhall and Axxess
had denied the allegations
against them, but Mr Gomez
warned in his notice to credi-
tors: "The class, totalling

approximately 2,600, is pre-
senting proof of their claims to
be recognized as a result of the
default judgment in the amount
of $330 million rendered against
the bank in the Florida court."
Mr Gomez said he had for-
warded the class action docu-
ments to his attorney, Sidney
Cambridge at Callenders & Co,
for assessment.
And he warned Leadenhall's
other creditors: "Due to the
receipt of these documents, the
process to commence distribu-
tion for the general creditors of

the bank has been suspended
until this matter is resolved.".
Despite the headline '$330
million' figure, the situation
may not be as bad as other
Leadenhall creditors are likely
to fear.
For starters, as there is no
judicial corlity between the
Bahamas and the US, the for-
mer Cash 4 Titles investors will
not be able to enforce their $330
million default judgment and
damages claim in this nation.
Nor do the Bahamian courts
recognize class action lawsuits, a
further difficulty for the
investors, who have taken
action in the Florida courts in
an attempt to avoid having to
come to the Bahamas.
Leadenhall, because it is in
liquidation, has minimal assets
to claim against. Not does it
have any ties to the US or assets
that could be frozen there.
As a result, the Cash 4 Titles
investors have no option but to
bring an action against the bank
inthe Bahamas if they want to
pursue their quest for damages.
Nor can they queue jump, as
they will have to stand in line
with other creditors before

SEE page 2B

Colinalmperial 'postpones'

new annuity launch

Tribune Business Editor
COLINAImperial Insurance
Company yesterday revealed it
has reversed course on launch-
ing a new annuity product this
year, believing there is not
enough market "liquidity" to
make it profitable, as it report-
ed a 118.5 per cent increase in
2008 half-year net income to
$2.626 million.
The improved financial show-
ing was driven largely by a
reduction in policyholder bene-
fits paid out, which fell by $8.6
million or 15.1 per cent to
$48.547 million, compared to

Company's 2008
first half profits
more than double

the $57.17 million paid out dur-
ing the first six months of 2007.
Colinalmperial, whose par-
ent is BISX-listed Colina Hold-
ings (Bahamas), attributed the
reduction in policyholder bene-
fits to a reduction in medical
claims, something that vexed
the company towards the end
of its 2007 financial year.
Cathy Williams, Colinalmpe-
rial's vice-president of finance,
said policyholder benefits and
expenses had been "contained",
and added that "the majority of
that is due to our medical claims
Net policyholder benefits
paid out during the six months
to June 30, 2008, fell from
$52.222 million in 2007 to
$45.111 million, a figure equiv-
alent to 69.7 per cent of net pre-
mium revenues. This compared
to 76 per cent of net premium
revenues for the 2007 first half.
Meanwhile, Glen Ritchie,
Colinalmperial's vice-president
of operations, yesterday said the
company had decided to "post-
pone" the launch of its planned
annuity product because of
market conditions "and how
profitable it can be".
Colinalmperial was now
focusing on new products such
as a "low face value term [life]
policy", Mr Ritchie said, adding:
"We just don't feel the liquidity
is out there to grow this annuity
product and bring it to prof-
itable levels."



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Restaurant noise

closure deemed

loo draconian'

Wright yesterday said she
was disheartened by the
recent closures and license
suspensions for bars and
restaurants deemed to be
playing music too loudly,
and called a total ban dra-
conian and out of touch.
In a release yesterday,
the senator said: "The
actions taken by the Board
in shutting down restau-
rants and bars for playing
music in areas wherethey
are licensed to do business
does not show any sensitiv-
ity to these businesses,
especially in tough eco-
nomic times when their clo-
sure invariably means
putting hard working
Bahamians out of work."
Mrs Wright said the eco-
nomic climate that Bahami-
ans and others around the
world are faced with
demands more tolerance
SEE page 5B


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Legal Notice



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of JABREAH VALLEY INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.


Legal Notice

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 1st day of April 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,


Legal Notice



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of ECHO PIER INC. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.


Legal Notice



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of GAUNTLET ENTERPRISE
LTD. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution
has been issued and the Company has therefore
been struck off the Register.


Legal Notice

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named

'Most troubling' view

over bonded vehicles

FROM page 1B

him any Hawksbill Creek
Agreement provision that sup-
ported the notion that the "tem-
porary excursion of bonded
vehicles outside of the Port area
would amount to an 'exporta-
tion' of those vehicles".
"We respectfully request your
most immediate response, as we
have many members who are
being deprived of the business
opportunities which would arise
from their ability to drive their
bonded vehicles outside of the
Port area, and on whose behalf
we are mandated to correspond
with you in this regard," Mr

Moss said.
"We would be grateful for
your immediate response so as
to settle this narrow issue of
what activity would fall within
the definition of 'consumable
stores', and so as to avoid the
alternative of having to have
that narrow issue settled by the
"Alternatively, should you
wish we would be pleased to
agree to have the matter deter-
mined by a Declaration of the
courts on an amicable basis."
In his August 11, 2008, letter,
Mr Adderley had told Mr Moss:
"I am to advise that Bahamas
Customs has never adopted a
stance that bonded motor vehi-

Legal Notice

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 1st day of April 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,


Legal Notice



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of FUTURE OVERSEAS LTD.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the Register.


Legal Notice



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of FRANSHON ALPS INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.


Legal Notice



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of KYMM INVESTMENTS INC.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the Register.


cles cannot travel outside of the
Port area under the provision
of the Hawksbill Creek Agree-
He added that it was incor-
rect to state that Freeport com-
panies were "being hampered
in their ability to transact busi-
ness and service customers out-
side of the Port area", or that
bonded vehicles would be
"forcibly confiscated" if taken
outside the Port area, due to
Customs' perceived policies.
However, Mr Adderley
added the rider that Customs
had the ability to determine that
goods which entered Freeport
duty-free could be treated as
'consummable stores', and

therefore be liable for duty pay-
The Hawksbill Creek Agree-
ment allows GBPA licensees to
import into Freeport, and pur-
chase in Freeport, goods that
are bonded or duty-free -
meaning that no import or
stamp duties are paid on them,
provided they are for legitimate
use in the licensee's own busi-
The Chamber is arguing that
the key test for determining
whether goods should be treat-
ed as bonded or duty-paid was
whether they were used by a
GBPA licensee for its own legit-
imate business activities, not
where they were used.

FROM page 1B

receiving a payout and cannot
become preferred creditors.
US judge, Adalberto Jordan,
in awarding the $330 million to
the class action group last Sep-
tember, said the evidence pre-
sented to him showed that the
three plaintiffs bringing the
action Robert Wolffs, Edward
Turner and Grey Wolf Hold-
ings had, along with the three
other class members, suffered
net losses of $110 million from
the Cash 4 Titles affair.
Then, using the Racketeer-
ing Influenced and Corrupt
Practices Act, Judge Jordan
entered a default judgment

against Leadenhall Bank &
Trust and Axxess International
that tripled the $110 million fig-
ure to $330 million.
"The class alleges that the
defendants [Leadenhall, Axxess
and others] were part of a com-
mon scheme of fraudulent con-
duct, specifically a scheme to
misappropriate the funds invest-
ed by the class members in the
Cash 4 Titles enterprise," Judge
Jordan found.
"Both the class members and
the named plaintiffs invested in
the Cash 4 Titles enterprise, and
allege that they suffered losses
as a result of the defendants'
misappropriation of the monies
they lent."

Legal Notice



d /

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Sekffon
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of ESTAVAYER INC. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.


Legal Notice

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 17th day of March 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,


Legal Notice



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of NYASA BREEZE LTD. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.


Bank liquidator served

with $330m in claims

Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 7th day of July 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,








EPA concerns still growing

Tribune Business
TRINIDAD'S opposition
leader Basdeo Panday has
urged his prime minister and
the rest of the region to refrain
from signing the proposed Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreement
(EPA) on September 2, due to
the growing and intense reser-
The letter, which was writ-
ten to Trinidad and Tobago
Prime Minister Patrick Man-

Tribune Business
CRUISE arrivals into the
Bahamas were not significantly
impacted as Tropical Storm
Fay barrelled its way through
Florida, sweeping past the
Carla Stuart, who heads the
Ministry of Tourism's cruise
division, told Tribune Business
that there was really no change
to the cruise itinerary, particu-
larly because it was midweek
and not many ships were
expected to call.
She said the only changes
were the times that ships arrived
or left, but there were no can-
"We had one ship come in
early, which was the Norwegian
Sky, which was supposed to
arrive in Nassau today but came
in yesterday instead," Ms Stuart
She added that the Majesty
of the Seas actually extended
its time in Nassau and left at
midnight today, rather than its 6
pmnTuelisday departures tetime. *
Bahamasair, the national flag
carrier, said on Monday that its
flights would not be affected
although they would closely

ning, has fuelled the protest
being made by EPA. opponents
in the Bahamas.
Mr Panday told Mr Man-
ning: "It is the view of the Offi-
cial Parliamentary Opposition
that the growing and intense
reservation to the EPA, which
is currently sweeping the
region, should not be simply
ignored or hidden under the
"Indeed, the long term rights
and interests of the people of
this country and the region are
at stake, if not at risk. It is in
this context that there have

monitor the situation.
Several airlines also posted
their weather policies on their
websites: American Airlines
allowed passengers to change
their fees without penalty on
flights to, through and from
Florida, the Bahamas and
Grand Cayman through August
24, providing the tickets were
purchased by August 16. The
rebooked flight must begin by
August 24.
Delta and Continental also
waived the penalty for flight
On Monday, tropical storm
watches were in effect for
islands of Andros, the Berry
Island, Bimini and Grand
Bahama as Faye moved on to
Florida. By yesterday, the
watches had been removed.
Fay made her way through
Florida yesterday, dumping
large amounts of rain at just
under hurricane strength, but
caused very little damage.
Fay's top sustained winds
rose to 65 miles per hour (105
km per hour), making it slightly
stronger than it was when it
passed over the Florida Keys
and came ashore in southwest
Florida but still below the 74
mph (119 kph) threshold at
which tropical storms become

Legal Notice



(a) ONDINA LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under
the provisions-of Section 137(4) of the International
Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 15th August, 2008 when the Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Verduro
Associated Ltd., Pasea Estate, Road Town, Tortola, BVI
Dated this 20th day of August, A.D. 2008

Verduro Associated Ltd.

Legal Notice



(a) TIGERSHARK LIMITED is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137(4)
of the International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 15th August, 2008 when the Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Michael Low of
c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02 Singapore 039393.
Dated this 20th day of August, A.D. 2008

Michael Low

been strident calls for a manda-
tory review of the EPA provi-
Mr Panday explained that his
party reached this decision fol-
lowing intense consultations
with the various business
Chambers and Associations
throughout Trinidad, which
included large, medium and
small businesses, trade unions
and non-governmental organi-
He said the feedback they
received included a number of
concerns that should be
addressed. These included con-

cerns about the level of public
consultation the government
had, as well as the time allo-
cated for the consultation, and a
lack of understanding as to
what the EPA would entail.
Regional trade unions
belonging to the Caribbean
Congress of Labour had taken
the position to call for a
mandatory review of the EPA
and renegotiation of several
As a result, Mr Panday said
his party unanimously agreed
that the region and its produc-
tive sector will be very vulner-

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Minnie Street, Englerston, New
Providence, Bahamas, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claim or demand against the above Estate are
required to send the same duly certified in writing
to the undersigned before the 1st October, 2008
after, which date the Executors will proceed to
distribute the assets having regard only to the
claims of which they shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all persons
indebted to the said Estate are requested to make
full settlement on or before the date hereinbefore

Attorney for the Executors
Suite No.6, Grosvenor Close
Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas


able to the inevitable inflow of
European imports, and there
appears to be an absence of
any food security guarantees
for the region.
He also told Mr Manning
that there appears to be serious
implications for policy in the
spheres of agriculture, indus-
try, the provision of social ser-
vices at affordable cost, the


promotion of local entrepre-
neurship, the development and
growth of the cultural product
as well as research and devel-
opment, and that before there
is a signing the "the views, con-
cerns and fears of our CARI-
COM partners should be set-
tled before the government
proceeds to sign this agree-


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invites applications from qualified teachers
for the 2008-2009 school year for:

Applicant must:

A. Be a born-again practicing Christian who
is willing to subscribe to the Statement of
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B. Have an Associates and or Bachelor's
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C. Have a valid Teacher's Certificate or

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extra curricular program.

Application must be made in writing with full
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and three references should be sent to:

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Collins Avenue
P.O.Box N-1566
Nassau, Bahamas

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FROM page 1B

Anthony Ferguson, a Colina
Holdings (Bahamas) director
and principal of the company's
investment management affili-
ate, CFAL, said annuity prod-
ucts did not, at the moment,
"serve the Bahamian interest".
He explained that annuities,
while they might benefit the
company that issued them, did
not necessarily best serve the
interests of Bahamian con-
While annuities typically had

interest rates such as 4 per cent
attached, Mr Ferguson said they
typically locked-in investor
monies for five to 10 years, with
5-6 per cent penalty rates
applied if the funds' return was
sought earlier. Government
bonds, he added, were far more
attractive fixed income invest-
ments, providing "liquidity with
a higher rate".
Emanuel Alexiou, Colinalm-
perial's executive-vice chairman
and president, said the company
was also working to finalise the
development of products for the
international market, targeting
areas such as south Florida and

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Caribbean nations.
"Several of these products are
in the hands of the actuaries in
Canada to establish the value
of pricing and reserving/under-
writing for those products," Mr
Alexiou said.
Despite the international out-
look, Mr Alexiou said Coli-
nalmperial remained focused
on its domestic market and
opportunities to increase mar-
ket share in the Bahamas.
"We're experiencing the
same thing you're seeing world-
wide, which is that while there
are fewer policies being sold,
the value of those policies is
increasing, so the net is going
up," Mr Alexiou said.
Both he and Mr Ritchie said
Colinalmperial was now
focused on "maximising its
potential", and delivering
increased value to sharehold-
ers, employees and clients.
Although Mr Alexiou would
not be drawn on Colinalmpe-
rial's likely financial perfor-
mance over the 2008 second
half, Ms Williams said the com-

pany's agency force remained
confident it would meet sales
targets set at the beginning of
the year.
"The agents are a little bit
under their targets, but they're
always confident they'll make
it up in the last quarter," Ms
Williams said. "We feel strong-
ly that they'll meet the targets.
Ms Williams acknowledged
that there had "been a little bit
of an increase in" policy sur-
renders, although the policy
lapse rate had "dropped a bit
from prior years".
The improved 2008 first half
showing had been achieved
without any top line growth, as
gross premium revenues for the
six months to June 30, 2008, had
fallen by 3.5 per cent or $2.6
million over the prior year.
Net investment income was
also down at $12.86 million,
compared to $14.4 million the
previous year, due largely to the
decline in equity market per-
For the first half, revenues



N 0 T I C E IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) DS INVESTMENT LTD. is in dissolution under the provisions of
the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 14th day
of August, 2008 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Ronald Knowles, Suite One,
c5On nay Street, Nassau, Bahamas.

Dated the 18th day of August, A.D., 2008.

Attorneys for the above-named Company



Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named
Company are required to send particulars thereof to the
undersigned c/o P. 0. Box CB-11651, Nassau, Bahamas on
or before 22nd September, A.D., 2008. In default thereof
they will be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 18th day of August, A.D., 2008.

Ronald Knowles
Suite One
650 Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas

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9.68 8.'50 Bank of Bahamas 8.50 8.50 0.00 0.643 0.160 13.2 1.88%
0.99 0.85 Benchmark 0.89 0.89 0.00 -0.823 0.020 N/M 2.25%
3.74 3.49 Bahamas Waste 3.49 3.49 0.00 0.209 0.090 16.7 2.58%
2.70 1.57 Fidelity Bank 2.37 2.37 0.00 0.055 0.040 43.1 1.69%
14.11 10.75 Cable Bahamas 14.11 14.11 0.00 1.224 0.240 11.5 1.70%
3.15 2.74 Colina Holdings 2.88 2.88 0.00 0.046 0.040 62.6 1.39%
8.50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (Sl) 6.82 6.82 0.00 0.449 0.300 15.2 4.40%
6.88 3.20 Consolidated Water BDRs 4.17 4.46 0.29 0.122 0.052 36.6 1.17%
3.00 2.25 Doctor's Hospital 2.75 2.75 0.00 0.308 0.040 8.9 1.45%
8.10 6.02 Famguard 8.10 8.10 0.00 0.728 0.280 11.1 3.46%
13.01 12.50 Finco 12.50 12.50 0.00 0.650 0.570 19.2 4.56%
14.75 11.54 FirstCaribbean Bank 11.55 11.55 0.00 0.550 0.450 21.0 3.90%
6.10 5.05 Focol (S) 5.50 5.50 0.00 0.385 0.140 14.3 2.55%
1.00 1.00 Focol Class B Preference 1.00 1.00 -0.00 0.000 0.000 N/M 0.00%
1.00 0.41 Freeport Concrete 0.44 0.44 0.00 0.035 0.000 12.6 0.00%
8.00 5.50 ICD Utilities 5.57 5.57 0.00 0.407 0.300 13.7 5.39%
12.50 8.60 J. S. Johnson 12.00 12.00 0.00 1.023 0.620 11.7 5.17%
1 '"' 1, P.,T..9 Pea l E lale 1000 1 00 I0 1. 0 0 1.o ". 000 55.6 0.00%
Fidelry Over-The-Counter Secuntles
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid S Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield

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14.25 Bahamas Supermarkets
6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
0 20 RND Holdings
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0.40 RND Holdings
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1.2652 Colina Bond Fund
2.8869 Colina MSI Preferred Fund
1.3493 Colina Money Market Fund
.3.3971 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund
11.7116 Fidelity Prime Income Fund
100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund
99.9566 CFAL Global Equity Fund
1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund
9.4733 Fidelity International Investment Fund
1.0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund
1.0000 FG Financial Growth Fund
1 i"0*.: FG FC, ..-.ar..:,al D'.erslfie' F...r.a

52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks
52wk-Low Lowest closIn price In last 52 1 ek
Previous Close Previo day's weghted price for deny volume
Today's Close Current day's weighted price formally vol me
Change Chae in closlg price from day to day
Dally Vol Number of total shares traded today
DIV $ Dividends per share pad in the last 12 months
P/E Closing prce divided by Ihe last 12 month oarnlga
S) 4- -or-1 Stock Split EffeclO O Dat 8/8/2007

Market Terms

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3.09% 5.27%
-0.48% 8.11%
2.36% 4.32%
-6.34% 6.47%
3.32% 5.75%
1.01% 1.01%
-9.78% -9.78%
1.10% 1.10%
0.62% 0.62%
-:, 8% 0.98%
.. ..s 12 month dividends divided by closi price
Bi $ Buying price of Colina cnd Fidelity
Ak $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Lat Pr Last traded over-the-counter price
Weekly Vol Trading volume of the prior weok
EPS A company reported earn- p. share for th lest 12
NAV Net Aset Val
N/M Not Meani.gful
FINDEX T ho Fidelity Baham- Stock Index Janary 1. 19

1.160 0.300 13.4 2.UO5%o
0.000 0.480 NM 7.80%
-0.023 0.000 N/M 0.00%
4 ,-.0 4 --: ,', ..:. 6.70%
1.160 0.900 13.4 6.16%
-0.023 0.000 N/M 0.00%
v$ Yield %

N.A.V. Key
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-- 31 DocIrnbor 2007
....- 31 Aril 2008
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were down at $77.738 million,
compared to $83.911 million the
year before.
Mr Ritchie added that Coli-
nalmperial would "by the end
of this year" have implemented
its Plexus software programme
to "enhance the capability of
claims processing, claims adju-
This programme will reduce
administration costs and the
time spent on claims manage-
ment by converting the process
to one that relies on real-time
technology, rather than a man-

ual one.
Doctors will be able to input
their diagnoses and remedies,
and find out whether these ben-
efits are covered by the compa-
ny's insurance. They will also
find out what they will be paid.
Colinalmperial has also split
its Village Road property into
three separate areas, and is in
discussion with two potential
tenants already.
Mr Ritchie said the compa-
ny expected the property to he
fully leased come the New

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The public is hereby advised that effective Mnday, August 18th,
2008; The Honorable Minister of Labour & Social Development
has approved prices for the following breadbasket commodities:

Part A:
Section 1 "Butter"
Section 4 "Corned Beef'
Section 9 "Rice"

Part B:
Section 4 "Corned Beef"


Substituted Service of the Summons below is hereby effected on the Defendant ,
Michael Colin Quirke pursuant to the Order of the Learned.Deputy Registrar Mrs,
Marilyn Meeres dated the 29th day of May A.D., 2008, a copy of which Order is
available for collection by the Defendant he chambers of linton Sweeting
O'Brien, 303 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas, Attorneys for the Plaintiff.
Common Law & Equity Side


LET ALL PARTIES CONCERNED attend before the .)
Renirtrari, Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in
chambers at the Supreme Court precincts, Nassau, Bahamas on
i.lL' the day of ._ A. D. 2008o toen~ hearing
of an apidation by the Plaintiff pursuant to Order 77, Rule 5 of the Rules of
the Supreme Court,
That, no Appearance having been entered by or on behalf of the Defendant
to the Writ of Summons filed in these proceedings on the 25* of June 2007,
the Plaintiff has leave to file Judgment in these proceedings for the relief
claimed in the Writ and costs to be taxed if not agreed.
Dated the 24P day of June A. D. 2008

TO: The Defendant, by substituted service pursuant lo the Order of the Deputy
Registrar dated the 29" of May 2008.

Common Law & Equity Side





CLE/GEN No. 00827

303 Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Plaintiff

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6.00 6.25 6.00
0 35 0O40 0.35
Colnsa Over-The-Coj.nlor Securities
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14.60 15.60 14.00
0.45 0.55 0.45
BISX Uisted Mulual Funds


TAKE NOTICE that Majorie Ruth Joiner late of 65
Clarington Boulevard, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
died on the 6th day of July A.D., 2007 domiciled in
the Dominion of Canada, Certificate of Appointment of
EstateTrustee withaWill of the deceasedwere granted by
the Superior Court of Justice of the Province of Ontario
Dominion of Canada to GORDON MERLE GREENE
of 430 Pearl Street, Burlington, Ontario, Cananda on
the 16th day of January, 2008. At the date of her death,
the deceased left only a bank account at Ansbacher
(Bahamas) Limited and had no other assets in the
jurisdiction. Application has been made to the said
Ansabacher (Bahamas) Limited to have the assets
distributed pursuant to $.50 of the Supreme Court Act
without necessitating the Probate of the Estate within
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Bank has
agreed to do so provided the provisions of the Section
are complied with and accordingly, this is to advise that
anyone' having a claim to an interest in the Estate of
the deceased person must within 3 months of the date
hereof submit particulars of such claim in writing to the
Bank herein before stated date failing which the assets
will be distributed by the Bank to the persons entitled
on the intestacy of the deceased.
DATED the 15th day of August A.D.,2008

#1 New Bond Street
Governors Harbour,
Eleuthera, Bahamas
personal Representative of the Estate
of Majorie Ruth Joiner

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Restaurant noise

closure deemed

'too draconian'

FROM page 1B
from law makers and their
agencies to ensure that busi-
nesses are sustained and can
continue to operate within the
Speaking about the recent
closures, Mrs Wright said: "The
board's complaint is that the
music creates a public nuisance
and that they are often faced
with complaints. According to
the Board, some of these par-
ticular operations play music
despite the Board's refusal to
grant the requisite music and
dance licence."
She added that it was clear
from the business and financial
experience of these operations
that music was an important,
and possibly essential, compo-
nent of their business.
Therefore, said Mrs Wright,
the authorities must in the exer-
cise of their discretion take all
these matters into account.
Rather than ban music alto-


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gether, she suggested they seek
to rationalise the comfort of res-
idents with the real business
reality and strike a compromise
which will allow both to survive.
Mrs Wright added that when
businesses were being closed
down, they should be given
opportunity to appease those
who claimed to be offended by
how their business is being con-
ducted in the area in which they
"In reality," she said, "busi-
nesses in this industry are sum-
marily closed or refused a
license merely on the often
anonymous objections of oth-
"But of particular concern as
a member of the business com-
munity is how the licensing
board can allow its discretion
to be influenced by complaints
to the detriment of the business

operation, without the origina-
tor of the complaint being dis-
This, Mrs Wright argued,
exposes the entire process to
malice and spite, as complaints
can come from competitors, dis-
gruntled associates, and unrea-
sonable neighbours, giving the
business no recourse.
"It is my hope to see these
businesses open again and the
staff 'back to work," she said.
"No one would be offended by
reasonable guidelines regulat-
ing the volume and duration of
music played at these establish-
ments. Guidelines which will
have equal application to all
such operations so that every-
one would have the same fair
opportunity to earn a living."
Mrs Wright pointed out that
were many businesses which
need to coexist with residential

Leading Travel Management Company invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for
the position of Vice President Operations

Job Summary:
The Vice President Operations is an executive position having responsibility for managing the day-
to-day business and proposing short-term and long-term strategies and plans within a multi-branch
travel management company. The successful candidate will take the leadership role in formulating
and articulating the company's vision and mission.
Reporting Relationship:
The person who holds this position will report directly to the Board of Directors.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Formulate and executes major policies, programs and objectives to promote and ensure the
company's continuing success and growth.
Develop and execute company's tactical and strategic plans
Develop an operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year with five-year projections.
Manage financial state of the company including compliance with all business and governmental
policies and practices relating to capital expenditures, financial and management reporting, cash
management, financial controls and risk management practices.
Develop and lead a strong management team
Manage Sales, Marketing, Supplier Relationships, Operations, Administration, Finance, Human
Resources, and Technology departments
Formulate training programs targeted to travel agents including air, car, hotel, cruise, insurance,
wholesale, luxury and specialized products, and accounts staff.
Present the company's mission, programs, products and services in a strong and positive image
to employees, suppliers, stakeholders and customers
Advise and report to Board Members on the operational, financial and management well being of
the company.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required:
Experience in successful travel company management- specifically in areas of business growth,
profitability, return on investment, staffing, planning, forecasting and budgeting
Extensive knowledge of the'travel industry including air, car, hotel, cruise, tour, insurance,
wholesale, luxury, travel sales, travel marketing, and has first-hand travel experience
Excellent supervisory, organizational, training communication and presentation skills
Demonstrate assertive and creative problem solving and project management skills
Extensive knowledge of systems and technologies utilized in the airline and travel industry
including but not limited to Global Distribution Systems and TRAMS back office systems.
Education and/or Experience:
An advanced business degree or Bachelors Degree in Business or Finance with a minimum of six
(6) years of progressive management experience in a travel management company.
Thorough knowledge and experience with travel management back and front office
operations along with industry related contract negotiations expertise
Have exemplary proven experience with full financial responsibilities including balance sheet,
cash flow, profit and loss, budgets, plans and business management/models
Personal Characteristics:
Highly-motivated, self-starter requiring little or no direction from superiors
Capable of providing strong and effective leadership while building a teamwork environment and a
desire to grow the organization
Excellent communication, presentation and time management skills
Accept responsibility for his/her results while holding others in the organization accountable for
their actions
Candidate must be a strategic thinker with the analytical ability to make tough decisions
Interested persons should submit their resume by September 5, 2008 to:
The Tribune
DA 65197
PO.Box N3207
Nassau, Bahamas

"To coexist we need a bench-
mark of tolerance from the soci-
ety and the authorities. Our
economy relies on business.
You cannot have one without
the other, and every option
available should be explored to
sustain an operation. Shutting
it down should always be a last
option," she added.
Mrs Wright said everyone
wants their business to be oper-
ated lawfully, but when there
are multiple breaches of policy
"it is incumbent on us to, in
addition to enforcing the policy,
to look at the policy itself to
consider whether it is outdat-
ed, unreasonable as climates
change, or whether simple and
practical changes can and ought
to be made. There has to be a
readiness and willingness to
reach this desired end".

I 11II-


The Lagoon Court Management Co. ("the
Company") invites offers for the purchase of
ALL THAT Apartment Unit No. 307 in the
Lagoon Court Condominium situate in the area
known as "Olde Towne at Sandyport" in the
Western District of the Island of New Providence
being a three bedroom/ 3 bathroom apartment
unit of 2,052 square feet with ALL THAT
5.4818% share in the common property of the

The Company makes no representations or,
warranties with respect to the state of repair of
the Unit which is offered for sale "as is where

The Company will sell under power of sale in
accordance with Section 21(4) of the Law of
Property & Conveyancing (Condominium) Act.

TERMS: Ten percent (10%) of the purchase
price at the time of contract and the
balance upon completion within
Sixty (60) days of contract.

This sale is subject to a reserve price. The
Company reserves the right to reject any and
all offers.

Interested persons may submit written offers
addressed to Lagoon Court Management Co.,
c/o Dana C. Wells, P.O. Box N-272, Nassau,
Bahamas to be received no later than the close
of business on the 8th day of September, 2008.

NOTICE is hereby given that SHIRLEY RIVIERE of
WULFF ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 20TH day of AUGUST 2008
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Financial Intelligence Unit


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of Analyst at the
Financial Intelligence Unit (the "FlU").

The successful candidate will be responsible for analyzing reports submitted to the FlU
by financial institutions pursuant to Section 14 of the Financial Transactions Reporting
Act, 2000 and Section 4 of the Financial Intelligence Unit Act, 2000.

The successful applicant must have:
a strong command of the English Language, coupled with excellent report
writing and presentation skills.
solid intuitive and deductive reasoning skills.
possess practical experience in either financial investigation, banking,
accounting, auditing, and AML/CFT Compliance, or any combination thereof.
be computer literate with proficiency in the use of the Internet and various
Microsoft applications.
highly disciplined with the ability to work within a team environment as well
as independently.
be reliable, conscientious and confidential.
good research and typing skills.

Completion of formal analysis of assigned reports on a timely basis.
Ensure the on-going maintenance and management of assigned reports.
*Assist with delivery of training programs by the FlU for financial institutions
upon request.
Assist with proper functioning of the department on a daily basis, inclusive of
formulation/identification of programs for continuing professional development.
Assist with preparation of typology reports for inclusion in the FIU's Annual
Participation from time to time in local and international seminars and
conferences on issues relating to AML/CFT and Methodologies.
Full execution of all other related duties that may be assigned by the Head of
Analysis from time to time.

Minimum requirement: a Bachelors Degree from an accredited tertiary
institution in Business Administration or Accounting;
Related experience or investigative background preferred but not required.

Interested persons may obtain additional information from the FlU's website at
www.bahamas.gov.bs/fiu and should submit written applications inclusive of
resumes and copies of relevant certificates) by 29th August 2008 to:

Anthony M. Johnson
Financial Intelligence Unit
P.O. Box SB 50086
Frederick Street
Nassau, Bahamas







Colina Holdings

Consolidated Interim Financial Statements of

Colina Holdings Bahamas Limited

Six Months Ended June 30, 2008

Message from the Chairman
Dear Shareholders,

The consolidated income statement for the six months ended June 30, 2008 showed total net results of
$2.63 million, compared with $1.20 million in the prior year. Net income attributable to the Company's
ordinary shareholders for the six months ended June 30, 2008 rose to $1.65 million or $0.07 per ordinary
share, an increase from the prior year's results for the period which were posted at $0.23 million or $0.01
per ordinary share.

Earlier shareholder reports indicated that. the Company has directed resources to improving the
performance of the health division and we are pleased to report that these efforts have made some positive
impact on profitability as gross policyholder benefits have reduced by $8.6 million or 15.1% from the
same period in the prior year due largely to a reduction in medical claims experience. Net policyholders'
benefits for the period contracted to $45.1 million, representing 69.7% of net premium revenues,
compared to 76.0% of net premium revenues for the same period in 2007.

Gross premium revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2008 fell slightly by 3.5% or $2.6 million
over the prior year. Net investment income for the six months ended June 30, 2008 totaled $12.86
million, a decrease from $14.4 million in the prior year. Prior year's net investment income was
positively impacted by unrealized gains on equities in the trading portfolio which were significantly lower
in comparison for the first six months of 2008 due to market conditions.

Company management continues its mandate to contain its administrative expenses and we are pleased to
report that administrative costs are on par with prior year expenses despite additional consulting and other
expenses related to the efforts directed towards improving the profitability of the health division.

Our balance sheet remains well positioned as total assets have increased to $465.9 million, compared to
$462.8 million as at December 31, 2007. Invested assets remain a significant proportion of the asset base,
comprising over 82.8% of total assets. Total shareholders' equity stands at $75.0 million at June 30,
2008, compared to $74.8 million at December 31, 2007.

In the first half of the year the Company also reinvested substantially in customer service education
through a company-wide service excellence campaign, that would serve as a.catalyst for enhancing client
satisfaction levels throughout the organization. Our tangible commitment to community partnership also
continued through our title sponsorship of the Colinalmperial InnoWorks Bahamas Science and
Mathematics Summer Camp, which provides practical adolescent science education in conjunction with
other private benefactors.

Terence Hilts
A copy of this report can be obtained by contacting our Corporate Communications Officer at our Corporate Offices at 308 Bar St.
2" Floor, Nassau, The Bahamas by phone (242) 396-2100 or by e-mail at 'financials@colintaiwerial.com'

Unaudited Consolidated Interim Balance Sheet

As at June 30, 2008 with comparative figures as at December 31, 2007
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)


Term deposits
Investment securities
Mortgages and commercial loans
Policy loans
Investment properties
Investment in associate -
Total invested assets
Cash and demand balances
Receivables and other assets
Property and equipment
Other intangible assets

Total assets

Provision for future policy benefits
Policy dividends on deposit
Total policy liabilities
Bank loan
Other liabilities
Total liabilities
Ordinary shares
Share premium
Revaluation reserve
Retained earnings
Total ordinary shareholders' equity
Preference shares
Total shareholders' equity
Minority interest
Total equity

$ 12,907,699

S 465,907,019

$ 290,080,946


$ 465,907,019

Total liabilities and equity


$ ,7,155,623

$ 462,772,032

$ 284,084,514


$ 462,772,032

Unaudited Consolidated Interim Income Statement

For the six months ended June 30, 2008
with comparative figures for the six months ended June 30, 2007
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)


Premium revenue
Less: Reinsurance premiums
Net premium revenue
Net investment income
Other income
Total revenues
Benefits and expenses:
Policyholders' benefits
Less: Reinsurance recoveries
Net policyholders' benefits
Changes in provision for future policy benefits
General and administrative expenses
Premium and other tax expense
Finance costs
Other expenses
Impairment of goodwill
Total benefits and expenses

Net income for the period
Net income attributable to:
Equity shareholders of the Company
Minority interest

Net income for the period

$ 71,899,063



S 2,626,260

$ 2,427,037

$ 2,626,260


$ 74,526,495


$ 1,201,817

$ 1,003,040

$ 1,201,817

Basic earnings per ordinary share (Note 4)

Unaudited Consolidated Interim Income Statement

For the three months ended June 30, 2008
with comparative figures for the three months ended June 30, 2007
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)

Premium revenue
Less: Reinsurance premiums
Net premium revenue
Net investment income
Other income (expense)
Total revenues
Benefits and expenses:
Policyholders' benefits
Less: Reinsurance recoveries
Net policyholders' benefits
Changes in provision for future policy benefits
General and administrative expenses
Premium and other tax expense
Finance costs
Other expenses
Impairment of goodwill
Total benefits and expenses

Net income (loss) for the period
Net income (loss) attributable to:
Equity shareholders of the Company
Minority interest

Net Income (loss) for the period


$ 35,701,394



5 1,444,029

$ 1,355,491
S 1,444,029


$ 35,699,764


S (710,485)

$ (798,952)

5 (710,485)

Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

For the six months ended June 30, 2008
with comparative figures for the six months ended June 30, 2007
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)

Share Sarem
Chal o rw m

Balance, January 1,2007
Net gain on remeasurement of
available-for-sale securities
to fair value
Net fair value gain transferred to
income on disposal of
available-for-sale securities
Net income for the period
Distributions by subsidiaries
Dividends paid to ordinary shareholders
Preference share dividends

Balance, June 30, 2007

Balance, January 1,2008
Net loss on remeasurement of
available-for-sale securities
to fair value
Net fair value gain transferred to
income on disposal of
available-for-sale securities
Net income for the period
Distributions by subsidiaries
Dividends paid to ordinary shareholders
Preference share divideRds

Balance, June 30, 2008

Retd Mkiaey Tel
Earmip Imeret Eqilty

S24,729,613 $ 5,960,299 $ 1,913,806 $ 20,000,000 $ 17,764,153 5,764,212 $ 76,132.083



(88,415) (88,415)
1,003,040 198,777 1,201,817
S- (115351) (115,351)
(989,185) (989,185)
S_____ ___* (775,00) __(775,000)

$ 24,729,613 W ,939,10 $ 2 S 17,03S,63 5 7, S 77079,726

$ 24,729,613 $ 5,960,299 $ 5,070,701 $ 20,000,000 $ 19,032,632 $ 6,092,120 $ 80,885,365



(14,583) (14,583)
2,427,037 199,223 2,626,260
S- (115,351) (115,351)
(989,185) (989,185)
(- 1 775,000) ___ __ (775,000)
$ 24,729fi3 $ $ S 9, $ M" s tt1 $ $ Sl 919

Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

For the six months ended June 30, 2008
with comparative figures for the six months ended June 30, 2007
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)


Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
provided by/(used in) operating activities:
Change in unrealized loss/(gain) on fair value
through income securities
Increase in provision for future policy benefits
Changes in loss provisions for loans and receivables
Depreciation and impairment/amortization charges
Net realized gain on fair value through
income securities
Net realized gain on sale of available-for-sale
Interest income
Dividend income
Finance costs
Operating cash flows before changes in operating
assets and liabilities

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Decrease in other assets
Decrease in other liabilities
Net cash used in operating activities

Cash flows from investing activities:
(Increase)/decrease in term deposits with original maturities
greater than 90 days
Increase in restricted cash
Fair value through income securities purchased
Proceeds on disposal of fair value through income
Available-for-sale securities purchased
Proceeds on disposal of available-for-sale securities
Decrease/(increase) in loans to policyholders
Net (increase)/decrease in mortgage and commercial loans
Interest received
Dividends received
Additions to property and equipment
Net cash provided by investing activities

Cash flows from financing activities:
Interest paid on guaranteed investment contracts
Payment of bank loan interest
Distributions by subsidiaries
Dividends paid to ordinary shareholders
Dividends paid to preference shareholders
Repayment of bank loan principal
Net cash used in financing activities

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period (Note 3)


S 2,626,260 $ 1,201,817











$ 7,497,770











$ 8,757,026

rVaMel Shaf
Rmt- CYa-


$ 0.07 $ 0.01



Selected Explanatory Notes to the Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

For the period ended June 30, 2008
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)

1. General Information
Colina Holdings Bahamas Limited ("the Company") was incorporated under the laws of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas on July 6, 1993.
The Company acts principally as the holding company of Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd.
("Colinalmperial"), a wholly-owned life and health insurer incorporated and registered to operate
in The Bahamas, The Cayman Islands, The Turks and Caicos Islands, and the United States of
The ordinary shares of the Company are listed on the Bahamas International Securities Exchange.
At June 30, 2008, approximately 58.1% of the Company's issued ordinary shares were owned by
A.F. Holdings Ltd. and 41.9% by the Bahamian public.
The registered office of the Company is located at St. Andrew's Court, Frederick Street Steps, P.O.
Box N-4805, Nassau, The Bahamas and its principal place of business is located at 308 East Bay
Street, P.O. Box N-3013, Nassau, The Bahamas.

2. Significant Accounting Policies
The significant accounting policies and methods of computation followed in the preparation of
these interim consolidated financial statements are the same as those followed in the preparation of
the annual consolidated financial statements of the Company for the year ended December 31,
2007. The annual consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with International
Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and under the historical cost convention, as modified by
the revaluation of certain financial assets and liabilities and investment property that are required to
be remeasured at estimated fair value.

3. Cash and Cash Equivalents

For the purposes of the consolidated statement of cash
comprised of the following:

flows, cash and cash equivalents are

June 30,

Term deposits
Less: Deposits with original maturities of
greater than 90 days
Short-term deposits
Cash and demand balances
Less: Restricted cash balances
Less: Bank overdraft
Total cash and cash equivalents

June 30,

$ 12,907,699 $ 9,420,473

(12,503,455) (9,420,473)
10,449,528 12,697,828
(738,209) (720,436)
(2,617,793) (3,220,366)
$ 7,497,770 $ 8,757,026

4. Basic Earnings Per Ordinary Share
Basic earnings per ordinary share is calculated by dividing net income attributable to ordinary
shareholders of the Company by the weighted average number of ordinary shares issued and
outstanding during the period, excluding ordinary shares of the Company acquired by
Colinalmperial held as treasury shares.

6 months ended
June 30, 2008

Net income attributable to equity shareholders

Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders

Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding
Basic earnings per ordinary share

6 months ended
June 30, 2007

$ 2,427,037 $ 1,003,040
$ 1,652,037 $ 228,040
24,729,613 24,729,613

$ 0.07 $ 0.01

3 months ended
June 30, 2008

3 months ended
June 30, 2007

Net income (loss) attributable to equity shareholders $ 1,355,491 $ (798,952)
Net income (loss) attributable to ordinary shareholders $ 967,991 $ (1,186,452)
Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding 24,729,613 24,729,613
Basic earnings (loss) per ordinary share $ 0.04 $ (0.05)

Rated A- (Excellent) by AM Best & Co, Colinalmperial (a wholly owned subsidiary of Colina
Holdings Bahamas Limited) has more than $460 million in total assets and over $80 million in total
equity, enabling it to stand on a solid foundation as the premier insurance company in The
Bahamas. The Company remains steadfast in its commitment to more than 100,000 life and health
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Foreclosures distort

housing information

AP Business Writer

the housing market wasn't
scary enough, the record-set-
ting surge in foreclosures could
be distorting some of the close-
ly watched housing data used
to gauge the market's health.
The foreclosure glut is mak-
ing listings of homes for sale a
less reliable indicator, because
much of the distressed inven-
tory might be left out. In addi-
tion, fire-sale prices for such
properties may also be skewing
volume figures.
Some real estate analysts say
this may indicate that housing
conditions are worse than they
now look, dampening hopes
that the troubled market could
soon be bottoming out.
The combination of weak
housing sales, falling home val-
ues, tighter credit conditions
and a slowing economy have
left financially strapped home-
owners in a tough spot some
borrowers have no other
choice but to foreclose if they
can't find a buyer for their
home or pay or refinance their
Nationwide, more than
272,000 homes received at least
one foreclosure-related notice
in July, up 55 per cent from
about 175,000 in the same
month last year and up eight
per cent from June, RealtyTrac
Inc. said.
Irvine, California-based
RealtyTrac monitors default
notices, auction sale notices
and bank repossessions. More
than 77,000 properties, or 28
per cent, were repossessed by
lenders nationwide in July, up
from 16 per cent a year ago,
the company said.
"The wave of foreclosures is
unprecedented, making it dif-
ficult to analyse, difficult to
gauge how large it will get or
how bad if will'make things,"
Deutsche B-ank. analyst Nishu
Sood said in'arn interview.
Sood, in a recent report, lays

out a case for why the surge in
foreclosures isn't being fully
reflected in the resale invento-
ry levels, as measured by the
real-estate databases known as
multiple listing services, or
In nine of the 33 markets
Sood examined, distressed
inventory is significantly high-
er than what is found in the
MLS listings.
This is most pronounced in
what have been deemed "bub-
ble" real estate markets, which
saw the biggest gains during
the home buying boom and are
experiencing the largest
declines since the pullback
began more than two years
ago. For instance, in Sacra-
mento, the foreclosed invento-
ry was 31,219 units, or more
than twice the 14,913 units on
the MLS listings. San Francisco
had foreclosures running at 190
per cent of MLS listings, while
foreclosures in Phoenix ran at
130 per cent of the MLS list-
Sood attributes that gap
largely to bank-owned fore-
closed homes that aren't always
captured in the MLS listings.
He calls that the "shadow
inventory," and says the
behind-the-scenes glut of prop-
erties wreaks havoc on hous-
ing-related statistics.
Foreclosures also are influ-
encing sales and price data.
Transaction volumes are being
boosted by the sale of the dis-
tressed inventory, which in
bubble markets represents 40
per cent of sales. But such sales
then tend to push market
prices down, with banks offer-
ing steep discounts to move
inventory, according to Sood's
"Since foreclosed properties
are reduced in price until they
sell, an increase in foreclosure
transactions simply means
there are more foreclosures
rather than more buyers,"
S' ood said.
What seems key to stabilis-
ing the housing market is find-

ing a way to slow the pace of
foreclosures. Industry execu-
tives are looking for the Hous-
ing and Economic Recovery
Act of 2008 to provide some
help. Starting October 1, as
many as 400,000 borrowers on
the brink of losing their homes
may be eligible for a more
affordable loan backed by the
Federal Housing Administra-
"Congress and the White
House have offered a lifeline to
many homeowners facing fore-
closure, which could help keep
more people in their homes
and fewer distressed proper-
ties from coming to the mar-
ket," Toll Brothers Inc. CEO
Robert Toll said August 13
after the'Horsham, Pa.-based
company reported that a steep
decline in new home contracts
and sales would hurt quarterly
results for the three months
ended July 31.
The government programme
will allow those who qualify to
cancel their old home loans
and replace them with 30-year
fixed-rate loans for up to 90
per cent of the home's current
value. The FHA will insure a
total of $300 billion of the loans
over a three-year period.
But this won't necessarily fix
the foreclosure problem since
refinancing into the new pro-
gramme requires the lender to
agree to the loan change. That
means the banks would have
to be willing to take a loss on
the existing loans in exchange
for avoiding an often-costly
This new programme also is
only for primary residences,
not investor-owned properties,
which have been hard hit by
Until there is clear evidence
that the surge in foreclosures
has slowed, it will be harder to
call the housing collapse a thing
of the past.
Rachel Beck is the national
business columnist for The
Associated Press. Write to her at

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Companies in Nassau.

CGI has offices in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands as well as The Bahamas, and
offers a complete range of premier financial and insurance services and, over the past few years, has
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focusing on providing clients with first class service and access to competitive products.

The post of Network Support Specialist, will report to the Vice President of Information Technology in Ber-
muda as well as each of the General Managers for each of The Bahamas companies, and will be respon-
sible for assisting with the day-to-day operations, management, and backup of the computer networks for
the Colonial Group of Companies in The Bahamas.

Responsibilities include:
* Providing end-user support for PC technologies and workstation operating systems
* Building workstations for use on the network
* Installing application software
* Overseeing user administration of the network
* Managing VOIP telephone users and accounts
* Performing network backup and restoring operations
* Working with external service providers for support of other systems
* Providing support to network operations
* Participation in, or leading on, special projects

The ideal candidate will possess:
* Knowledge of networking technologies (Ethernet LAN, switching, routing) and networking protocols
An industry recognized qualification such as CNE, CNA, MCP, MCSE
A minimum of three years experience in the network support service delivery field
Knowledge of Checkpoint administration
Knowledge of SQL Server administration
Knowledge of client/server technologies (Novell NetWare, Microsoft 2000/2003 Servers) and
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Sudoku Puzzle
Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with
several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers 1 to
9 in the empty squares so the each row, each column and each
3x3 box contains the same number only once. .The difficulty
level of the Conceptis Sudoku increases from Monday to

7328 _

6 4

5 4 61

2 31

5 9 7

3 __ 4

1 69

Difficulty Level *A* 8/21

Kakuro Puzzle

Best described as a number crossword, the task in Kakuro is to
fill all of the empty squares, using numbers 1 to 9, so the sum of
each horizontal block equals the number to its left, and the bum
of each vertical block equals the number on its top. No number
may be used in the same block more than once. The difficulty
level of the Conceptis Kakuro increases from Monday to Sunday.

Sudoku Answer


3 2 6

2,1 4
327 6

114 3
612 7

Kakuro Answer

71 31 89
83265 128
9547 1235
421 89 12
31 69 321
9872 314[2
831 3 1 2 514
92 12 1

1 Underladen object produc-
ing an ominous rumbling
8 Put us in charge of the
match (5)
9 Mother strangely
sweet on famous film star
10 Sinner I reformed pulls up,
perhaps (5,2)
11 Play all set to score (5)
12 Quake in the centre, more
or less (6)
14 Translating Proust may
produce it (6)
17 Pack animal brings
everything back around
morning (5)
19 There are many sides to it
21 It's not a change
of position (7)
22 Low joint where members
meet (5)
23 One on watch
keeps circling slowly
round (6,4)

Yesterday's Cryptic Solutio
Across: 1 George, 4 Afresh, 9
Catarrh, 10 Debar, 11 Rhoda, 12
Papyrus, 13 Take your bow, 18
Burglar, 20 Beira, 22 Claws, 23
Accused, 24 Sherry, 25 Invent.
Down: 1 Go-cart, 2 Outdo, 3
Germane, 5 Fed up, 6 Embargo, 7
Harass, 8 Shop doorway, 14 Acrea,
15 Rubicon, 16 Abacus, 17 Bandit,
Loser, 21 Issue.

2 Obviously no friend of the
soil (7)
3 The more of them one
has, the more one wants
4 Irene gets excited about
many a fur (6)
5 Vessel that makes way for
others in very cold weather
6 Look back in Middle Ages
for capital savers (5)
7 Secret lawn wild flower in
North America (2;8)
8 Excellent grade for begin-
ners? (5-5)
13 Speaking or getting into a
mess (7)
15 Hide from a glutton's rela-
tions (7)
16 Long in a way for an
instrument (6)
18 This may cause nearly
everybody to take up
weapons (5)
20 Three animals in the lead

Yesterday's Easy Solution
Across: 1 Cherry, 4 Cooper, 9
Plummet, 10 Troop, 11 Utter, 12
Fervent, 13 Free and easy, 18
Ascetic, 20 Pique, 22 Flute, 23
Emulate, 24 Entity, 25 Seemly.
Down: 1 Cyprus, 2 Erupt, 3
Remorse, 5 Otter, 6 Process, 7
Repute, 8 Stiff-necked, 14 Recount,
15 Espouse, 16 Baffle, 17 Merely,
19 Treat, 21 Qualm.

Made Sebag v Ivan Popov, Aeroflot
Moscow 2008. France's best woman
player Sebag,21,has her sights on
the grandmaster title at men's level,
and victory in this position against
the world under-8s champion
put her nearer the target. White
(to move) is only a pawn up, and
even looks in trouble since Popov
threatens Rxe8 or, if the attacked
bishop runs to bS or a4, then 4xg6.
Appearances were deceptive. A two.
move sequence ensured not just
victory for the Parsienne, but
checkmate. Can you find White's
winning plan?

1 2 3 4 5 6

8 9

10 11

12 12 3 1


21 22


1 Generous (4-6)
8 Undress (5)
9 Southern US state
10 Steady (7)
11 Stupid
person (5)
12 Conclusion (6)
14 Place
of worship (6)
17 Attack (5)
19 To praise (7)
21 A green
gem (7)
22 On a great scale (5)
23 Sharing similar views

2 Model of excellence
3 Himalayan country
4 State positively (6)
5 Desperately deter-
mined (2-2-3)
6 Condescend (5)
7 Without a hat (10)
8 Not liable to stumble
13 A reverse (7)
15 Appease (7)
16 Casual (6)
18 Move unobtrusively
20 Heathen (5)


1 8657


SChess:8657:1 Kf31 Rxe82 Rg7! and Black has
?no defence to 3 a4 mate.










words i
the mail


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
Good 20; very good 30: excellent
39 (or more), Solution tomorrow.
ameer earn eater enter entreat
mare mart marten mater
matter meaner mere meter
metre natter near neater ranee
rant rate ream rename rent
rate tamer tare tarn tart tatter
tear tenter term tern tetra
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Contract Bridge

by Steve Becker

Bridge on.a High Level

East dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.
VQ 10
Q 10 73
4AKJ 109

V9 765
* A86

i53 VKJ842
42 +K95
+KJ 1098742

The bidding:
East South West North
Pass 4S Pass 64
Opening lead three of hearts.
In today's deal, declare missed
an opportunity to greatly increase his
chances of making a slam and went
down as a result.
South was in six spades, and West
led a heart. Declarer won with the
ace and drew trumps, West discard-
ing the eight of diamonds on the sec-
ond spade. South next cashed the ace
of clubs, ruffed the arts,
then played a clubsto the nine. East
took his queen and returned a dia-
mond, and South went down one.
You could say the outcome was
unlucky -- alter all, West might have
held the queen of clubs instead of
East and we certainly wouldn't
quarrel with that. Nevertheless, it's

clear that declarer did not give him-
self the best chance. Essentially, he
staked the outcome entirely on West
holding the queen of clubs, roughly a
50-50 proposition. But he could have
increased his chances substantially
by adopting a different approach.
Suppose he had led a trump to
dummy at trick two and then
returned a low diamond. How many
defenders with the East hand, seeing
only dummy, would play the king at
this point? Not many, we'd say. And
if they didn't, South could then make
the slam without the slightest trou-
After the jack lost to West's ace,
declarer could later ruff out East's
king, establishing a diamond trick in
dummy on which to shed his poten-
tial club loser.
The great advantage of this line
of play is that it costs declarer noth-
ing to try it. The diamond lead from
dummy at trick three presents East
with a chance to go wrong if he has
either the ace or the king. If East fol-
lows low, the contract becomes a
practical certainty (because if West
started with the A-K of diamonds, he
would surely have led one of them
At the same time, South does not
relinquish his chance to fall back on
the club finesse if need be. Attacking
diamonds before clubs is is therefore
the superior approach because it
gives declarer two chances to make
the slam instead of just one.

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The best of two

Ristorante Casanova at
Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort

NESTLED along the north-
western shores of New Provi-
dence is the perfect backdrop
for an evening of smouldering
summertime heat and sumptuous deca-
Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort's
Ristorante Casanova brings together the
best of two cultures the fiery passion of
Italian ambience and North Italian cui-
sine, set in the midst of a moonlit, star-
filled Caribbean extravaganza.
For those who love Italian, and those
who are interested in getting better
acquainted with its traditional culinary
style, with its rich flavours and exotic
spices, Casanova is the perfect spot.
To begin the experience just right,
guests are treated to a comprehensive
wine list. Among the more notable choic-
es is the Gabbiano Classico Chianti. For
those who prefer to abstain, however, a
deliciously frothy fruit punch is a great
Beginning with the Zuppe (soup)
selection, diners have a choice of Brodo
Di Aragosta a creamy lobster soup;
Zuppe Di Funghi assorted wild mush-
room and sweet potato soup or my
choice, the Minestrone di Verdure or
minestrone soup.
Described as the cornerstone of Italian
cuisine, this was a thick soup, delicately
flavoured, made with an array of perfect-
ly textured vegetables that were neither
to soft nor too firm. As a side note, the
soup often comes with the addition of
pasta or rice, which can transform it into
a hearty meal.
Next up was the antipasto (or appetis-
er) buffet. In an effort to please even the
most discriminating palate, guests are
met with a host of choices and although
the variety of fresh vegetables was limit-
ed, each of the dishes we tried was
extremely good in terms of flavour and
Among the evening's favourites were
the Prosciutto e Melone Parma, which is
a ham and cantaloupe melon marinated
in Old Port Wine; Olive Oil and Lemon
marinated Artichoke; and Grilled
Squash, Mushrooms, Zucchini and Red
Peppers Frittatas.
Other items on the menu include the
Bruschetta Di Pollo, which is toasted
garlic bread with grilled chicken, and the
Involitini Di Melezane Alla Parmigiana,
which is roasted eggplant filled with

ricotta cheese, parma ham and baked in
tomato sauce.
For the main course Ristorante
Casanova pulled out all of the stops,
from the Scaloppini Picatta, which is a
saut6ed veal scaloppini, cooked in a
lemon white wine and butter sauce to the
Lasagna Casanova, an oven-baked beef
lasagna with spinach, fresh herbs and oh
so creamy Ricotta cheese.
Chief among all of these mouthwater-
ing delights, however, was the excellently
prepared Ossobuca all Milanese, a slowly
braised veal shank with saffron risotto,
which is a rich and creamy rice dish.
Perhaps more than any other item
available, here is a dish that speaks of
romance, the perfectly tender veal liter-
ally falling from the bone is full-
flavoured,and well-seasoned with fresh
thyme, basil, mint, bay leaf and toma-
The accompanying saffron risotto was
delicately flavoured with cheese and had
an unusually good texture. In all, the dish
begs to be shared, savoured and enjoyed.
Now for the piece de resistance the
dessert buffet.
Chocolate, of course, would play a
central role in satisfying the sweet tooth
of dinner guests. High on the list of 'must
try' priorities is the Chocolate Pavilion, a
decadent dark chocolate mousse with
whipped cream, and the Miniature
Tira Misu squares. Both proved to be
profound on the palate, managing a deli-
cate balance between the soft texture,
and a richness that was both sweet and
The Miniature Sicilian Meringue
squares, along with the Miniature Sam-
buca Napoleon Squares, were perfect for
a moderate bite of something rich and
delicious, but neither was overly sweet.
Perfect for an evening for the two of
you, this restaurant provides guests with
a sampling of the best of Italian cuisine.
And in the end, while the thought of a
buffet dinner might diminish the expec-
tations of some as to the quality of the
meal, Ristorante Casanova proves that
this dinner format does not have to mean
a loss of quality, flavour, taste or a lack
of ambiance.

For reservations contact Sandals at
327-6400. Dinner is a la carte and reserva-
tions are not essential.

brings the best of Italian
cusine to the Caribbean.









Associated Press Writer


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'Ringplay' brings life t(

the Bahamian theatre


RINGPLAY, a theatre and production
company with the development of Bahamian
art as their number one goal, has produced at
least 23 original Bahamian works.
Ringplay's last performance "Driving Miss
Daisy" was a success, gaining the company
numerous demands of a replay.
The play, originally written by Alfred Uhry
in 1989, was only able to play for three nights
- July 3, 4 and 5 due to a lack of fund-
ing. However, Ringplay executive members
plan to run the play again sometime this fall.
All upcoming projects are currently on
hold due to the attendance of 135 artists at
CARIFESTA, held in Guyana this

year. Nicolette Bethel's "The Children's
Tree" will be showcased as the Bahamian
art piece there, while other Junkanoo per-
formers, playwrights, actors, singers, writ-
ers, dancers, film-makers and other artists
will attend as well.
The executive role of Ringplay produc-
tions has Philip A Burrows as artistic direc-
tor. David Jonathan Burrows as president
and director of public relations, Marcel T
Sherman as secretary and productions direc-
tor, Marcel T Sherman as secretary and pro-
ductions director, Carrie Collins as financial
controller. Claudette ."Cookie" Allens as
director of in-house operations, Jane Povero-
mo as director of retail operations, Nicolette
Bethel and Philip A Burrows on the play

reading sub-committee, and two
ex-officio Sammie Bethell and
The Ringplay production comp
to collaborate with other theatre pi
companies at all times possible, suc
Thought Katcher's "The Spot".
Kelly's "Trade Road Theatre" and
Pintard's "Scribes".
Through the concerted efforts
tors, actors, and behind-the-scenes p
the Ringplay organisation hopes to
theatre in the Bahamas.
They plan to emphasise the num
ents in the country, and to foster
pride in Bahamian culture, especial
elation in theatre.

The human experience

FROM page 12

Bahamian artist Kishan Munroe, 28,
says that his encounters will be preserved
by photography and video. "The pho-
tographs will narrate the experience visu-
ally and the video will introduce sound
and interactions in real-time," he told
The Tr;'une.
Kishan Munroe has been working on
the project for two years. The most inte-
gral part of the expedition is the journey-
ing to specific regions to interview people
on various controversial conflicts which
have historically changed modern socio-
culture. The project aims to educate and
inform the global public on current social
disputes and somehow elevate the appre-
ciation of art both locally and globally.
"The project serves to inform the pub-
lic furthering cultural understanding, tol-
erance and eventually the progression of
world peace. These goals will be attained
through an examination of universal
human emotional reactions including
hate, forgiveness, admiration, disgust,
surviving, mortality and the power of
Kishan Munroe tries to form his own
perspective on current worldly situations
through his expedition. "I am trying to

basically make a statement beyond super-
ficial surfaces rather than paint a pretty
His artwork is all about meaning and
goes way beyond literal understanding
and he anticipates that this project will be
a great success.
The expedition will take the artist to
various countries such as Cuba, Australia,
Hong Kong, Haiti, Berlin and India.
Kishan Munroe says that his motiva-
tion has kept him doing the project. He
explains that the lack of respect that peo-
ple show to art has inspired him to con-
tinue working on the project.
"People don't realise the impact of art
and really don't understand its true
importance. When you take a look
around, art is everywhere, even the
toothbrush that you brush your teeth
with every day has art."
He says that people have been taking
the power of art for granted and this is his
chance to show that art goes deeper than
painting a pretty picture.
The public will be able to keep track of
his experiences via his website. The expe-
dition is set to start on the 21st of this
Along with The Universal Human
Experience, there are other pieces that
Kishan Munroe has worked on that com-

municate empathetic ideas.
A picture he took of a Haitian-Baha
an girl, which he calls Girl with the pin
slippers, serves the purpose of allowing
people to see the unfortunate lifestlye
that some of those people live.
"That picture was really supposed tc
capture the essence of Haitian-Baham
experiences. Some of them don't live
fortunate lives and I wanted to show t
to others."
If I ever rise is a two-piece portrait tt
has communicated the idea of endurar
"The portrait is about me. The first pa
ing depicts what people see when they
look at me. The second portrait portray
a foetus and an umbical cord, which is
"When you think about the umbilicz
cord, it helps the foetus to survive in tf
womb. It gives the foetus everything n
essary for survival but on the other ha
it can also kill the foetus as well.
Till morning come, and Three day nr
are portraits that are a fusion of Juvay
and Junkanoo festival. "The portrait li
a colourful fusion which symbolises bo
festivals," he said.
Kishan. a graduate of Savannah Sch
of Art and Design in Georgia, invites .
lovers to view his website during his jo


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frigid flows, his fifth full-length L01itmucs to
sharpen the shatterproof wordplay tirst
introduced on "Words From The Geiiius
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Here's a look at the
events our athletes
will be competing
in at the XXIX
Olympic Games
this week:

Women's 200m
Debbie Ferguson-
McKenzie in heat one,
lane nine @ 9:55
Women's 200m
Debbie Ferguson-
Starting @7:30

Men's Triple Jump

* Leevan Sands (above),
eighth jumper
Starting @ 8:20
Men's 400m
* Christopher Brown
in lane five,
Starting @9:20
Men's 4x400m
Relay Heats
* Christopher Brown
* Andretti Bain
* Michael Mathieu
* Andrae Williams
* Avard Moncur
* Ramon Miller
Starting @ 8:10
Men's 4x400m
Relay Final
* Christopher Brown
* Andretti Bain
* Michael Mathieu
* Andrae Williams
* Avard Moncur
* Ramon Miller
Starting @ 9:05pm
Closing ceremonies


Brown plays it safe

vances to final

Senior Sports Reporter
BEIJING, China This
time, Chris "Bay" Brown
played it safe.
Running against reigning
champion Jeremy Wariner of
the United States in the men's
400m semifinal yesterday,
Brown said he just wanted to
finish in the top two places in
order to seal a spot in his sec-
ond straight final at the
Sticking to his plan, he
accomplished the-feat by trail-
ing Wariner to place second in
44.59 out of lane five in heat
one. Before a large crowd at
the Bird's Nest National Sta-
dium, Wariner took off from
the start in lane six, finishing in
"Like I always do, I give the
Lord praise for going out there
and executing my race," he
said. "My main focus today
was to get into the final and
that was what I did. I have a
full day to recover, so I will
just pick it up from there."
Unlike when he was hard
pressed 'at the line in the pre-
liminaries, Brown said he was
prepared to do whatever it
would take to get him into
Thursday's final. .
"If 44.1 got him (Wariner)
in, then I'm satisfied with
44.5," he said. "Hey, my best is
44.4, so I am not complaining

Senior Sports Reporter
BEIJING, China A clm. cool and collected
Debbie Ferguson-McKenzic. bouncing back trom a
disappointing finish in the women's 100 metres,
no% has her sights set on winning another medal in
the 201iim.
She moned oo steps closer to that goal yesterday
by add ancmng out of the preliminaries and the quar-
terfinals for her spot in todaN's semifinal
-The whole goai was to just qualify in the top
three and just try to set up my race better than the
first round today because I was a little tired this
morning," said Ferguson-McKenzie.
The reigning bronze medallist in the 2004
Olympics in Athens, Greece, said she was pleased
to be running in the semifinal. "I'm into the semi-
finals, so I'm pleased so far."
During the preliminaries in the morning session,
Ferguson-McKenzie came across the line in sec-
ond place in heat three in a time of 23.22 seconds
out of lane two as she posted the 20th best time
American Marshevet Hooker, in lane three, took
the heat in 23.07.
In the quarterfinals in the afternoon, Ferguson-
McKenzie ran out of lane seven in what could have

easily been a final anyw here else and she held on for
third place in 22.7" for the eighth best time
Defending 01 mpic champion Veronica Camp-
bell-Brown. who is hoping to keep the winning
streak alive for the Jamaican sprint core, won the
heat in 2264 with American silder medalist AllJson
Felti taking third in 22.74
"I kind of took it easy a bit coming out ol the
blocks and then tried to set it up for the last 150 to
see where I am." said Ferguson-McKenzie of her
latest race.
"It worked out well. But I just wanted to make it
through the rounds as easM as possible "

Ferguson-McKenzie said her opponents included
a medallist from 2004, which meant that she had no
choice but to run.
"I think we're actually going to have three finals,.
the quarterfinal, semifinal and final because every
race from here on is going to be hot...I just want to
make sure that I'm right in there," she said.
In today's semifinal, Ferguson-McKenzie is sched-
uled to be running in lane nine. This means that she
will have to get out on the curve and be prepared to
run with the field when they make up the stagger.
Running with her is American Muna Lee in lane
four, who got shut out of a medal in the 100m,

about that. I'm looking for-
ward to it being a great final.
I'm prepared for this mentally
and physically. Just have to go
out there and handle my busi-
When the race began,
Wariner pulled away. Brown
kept his composure and just.
stayed behind him. He didn't
allow Wariner to dictate the
race or the pace. Instead, he
just kept ahead of the rest of
the field to ensure his spot in
the final.
"It's good to have him
(Wariner) in front, but some-
times it doesn't work to your
advantage," said Brown.
"Today, it was good for me to
have him in front because yes-
terday, I was in front. It felt
pretty good setting up my race
behind him."
In the final, Brown will run
out of lane five ahead of
American LaShawn Merritt,
who posted the fastest quali-
fying time when he won heat
three in 44.12. Wariner will be
in lane seven.
"I'm just ready to run and
keep the fire burning all day
long," said Brown, who is hop-
ing to improve on his fourth
place finish in the 2004
Olympics in Athens, Greece.
Brown, 30, will be the only
Bahamian in the final. Our
other two athletes, Andretti
Bain and Michael Mathieu,
didn't advance from the semi-

Campbell-Brov. in i \e. Russian 'Yuhli. Cher-
moshihnskjN a in .%.. J:amaican Ili.im
bronze medalist Kerron Sictjart in ,L-.cen and
Sri Ljnka's Susanthika 'ayasjsinghc in lane
Ferguson-McKenzie. Camnpbell-Brown and
Ya.iasmincghe all c.irried the, tla for
their respective countrilc dur- *
ing the opening ceremonies
on August S.
It the\ all want to c.rr\.
their flag in the final on
Thursd:, nigh, the, will
have tof finish m the top
four in today's race.
The other semifinal
will feature Cydonie
Mothersill of the Cay-
man Islands in lane
three, Muriel Hurtis-
Houairi of France in
four, Jamaican
Sherone Simpson in
five, Rogaya Al-
Gassra in six, Felix '
in seven and Hook-
er in nine.
The final is
slated for Thurs-
day night.

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Bain has the


of a

Senior Sports Reporter
BEIJING, China The
long collegiate season finally
took its toll on Andretti Bain.
The NCAA champion for
Oral Roberts University was
hoping to at least add an XXIX
Olympic final to his r6sum6
yesterday. But he had to omit
that line because he didn't run
the race he expected in the
Running out of lane two in
the second heat at the Bird's
Nest National Stadium, Bain
was left behind and wasn't able
to catch up with the field to
contend for one of the two
automatic spots to get into
Thursday's final.
His time of 45.52 was well
off his season and personal best
of 44.62 as he finished 19th in
the final chart, just ahead of
Grand Bahamian Michael
Mathieu, who did 45.56.
"I have to thank the Lord
because it's been an awesome
experience for me. I had a won-
derful year. I was only able to
do this with the help of all my
family, my friends, the entire
Bahamas and all those persons

who were just praying for me,"
he said.
"I felt good. I felt great being
out. I felt that I could have
won. That was my goal, but it
has been a long season and it
took its toll on die. But thanks
I was able to finish. Now I can
get ready for the 4x4."
Reflecting on the race, Bain
said he was trying to be in the
front coming around the final
"I just had to be at the front
coming off the final curve and
that I didn't do," he said. "I
was in a hole coming home."
Although he fell short of his
goal of reaching the final, Bain
said he got an experience of a
And he hopes to benefit
from his Olympic experience
when he travels to the 12th
IAAF World Championships
in Athletics in Berlin, Ger-
many, next year. Bain told Tri-
bune Sports that he intends to
go after the gold and then get

ready for his second Olympics
in London in 2012.
Bain and Michael Mathieu
have been eliminated. Howev-
er, Chris "Bay" Brown will car-
ry the Bahamian flag in the
final on Thursday.
Bain said he's confident that
Brown can go on and claim an
Olympic medal.
"Chris is a warrior. Once he
can position himself coming
home with (Jeremy) Wariner
and (Lashawn) Merritt, any-
thing is possible," he said. "So
Chris has my support 100 per
On Friday, the 4x400m team
will get ready for the prelimi-
naries of the relay. The final is
scheduled to be staged .Satur-
"Everybody is healthy,
everybody is ready," said Bain
of the six-member team, who
are all eagerly waiting to
hear which combination the
coaching staff selects to hit the

Senior Sports Reporter
BEIJING, China Michael Mathieu
found himself running in no man's land in
his semifinal heat of the men's 400 metres
yesterday at the XXIX Olympic Games.
With a gallant effort in lane nine,
Mathieu winded up crossing the line in
the eighth and final spot in 45.56 sec-
onds as his chances of getting into Thurs-
day's final went down the drain.
"It was rough man. Running out of
lane nine wasn't a joke. I'm not used to
running lane nine at a big meet. So I
guess it was alright," said the Grand
Bahamian, who is competing in his first
Olympic Games.
Realising that he had to go out from
the break if he wanted to have any
chance of advancing, Mathieu did just
that. .But coming off the final bend, he
didn't have anything else as the pack
sucked him in.
"I was blind. The whole time you are in
lane nine, you don't know where you
are," he said.
American Lashawn Merritt was one
of the competitors who eventually caught
and passed Mathieu. Merritt went on to
post the fastest qualifying time, winning
the race in 44.12.

"It was rough
man. Running out
of lane nine wasn't
a joke. 'm not
used to running
lane nine at a big
meet So I guess it
was alright."

Michael Mathieu

Three other athletes advanced to the
Great Britain's Martyn Rooney got in
by virtue of coming in second in 44.60.
But Sweden's Johan Wissman and
Trinidad & Tobago's Renny Quow made
it with their times as they finished in a
season's best of 44.64 and a personal best
of 44.82 respectively.
Mathieu said he felt as if he could have
been right up in the mix had he drawn an
inside lane.
. Instead, he can just look back and
"thank God" for the experience he

In the final on Thursday, Mathieu will
be rooting for Chris "Bay" Brown, the
lone Bahamian who will have to
contend with the field, led by the
American 1-2 punch of Wariner and
"I will just tell him to go with God and
do his best," Mathieu said.
"I know it's not going to be easy for
him either."
Although he's out of the 400m,
Mathieu still has the 4x400 metre
relay to look forward too. The pre-
liminaries are on Friday with the
final on Saturday.
"We have a good chance of
coming in the top three," said
He is looking forward to
eventually getting the medal
that has eluded him in the 400
when he teams up with a
combination of Brown,
Andretti Bain, Andrae
Williams, Avard Moncur
and Ramon Miller.
The coaching staff, led
by Frank "Pancho" Rah-
ming, has not yet released
the line-up, which is prob-
ably the best kept secret
of the Bahamas' team.
The coaches have until
one hour before the start

of the heats on Thursday
to pick the relay






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Wednesday, August 20,2008


Baseball/American League u 3B

Boston 7. Baltimore 2

Cleveland 9. Kansas City 4

Toronto 2, New York I Tampa Bay 4, Los Angeles 2
Detroit t exas Oakland at Minnesota
Seattle at Chicago
National League 0 4B
Philadelphia 5, Washington 4 New York 7, Atlanta 3
Houston at Milwaukee Chicago 5, Cincinnati 0
Pittsburgh at St. Louis San Diego at Arizona
Colorado at Los Angeles Florida at San Francisco

Nadal, Ivanovic top seeds at U.S. Open
Rafael Nadal was seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open
on Tuesday, making it the first time since January
2004 that a man other than Roger Federer holds
that top spot at a Grand
Slam tennis tourna-
ment. Ana Ivanovic is
the No. 1 seed on the
women's side. The draw
for the tournament is
Thursday, with play to
begin Monday. The U.S.
Open followed Mon-
.. day's rankings for its
seedings, and Nadal re-
'. -placed Federer at No. 1
for the first time this
USATODAY week. The Olympic,
He's No. 1: Rafael Nadal French Open and Wim-
takes over the top stop. bledon champion will
try for his first U.S. Open
title he has never been beyond the quarterfinals
at Flushing Meadows and lost in the fourth round
last year. Federer has won the last four U.S. Opens.
He had been seeded No. 1 at every major event
since Andy Roddick in the 2004 Australian Open.
After Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic is seeded second.
Three NASCAR tracks swap dates in '09
NASCAR realigned its 2009 Sprint Cup schedule
with a three-way swap that will bring the title
chase to Southern California and NASCAR back to
the South on Labor Day. With an Oct. 11 race, Auto
Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., will move into the
fourth spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the sea-
son-ending 10-race championship race. Atlanta
Motor Speedway will inherit the Sept. 6 slot that
had been held by the Fontana track since 2004. Tal-
ladega Superspeedway will move to the Nov. 1 date
(seventh in the Chase) held by Atlanta. NASCAR al-
so added a fourth off weekend in August, ending
the season with 12 consecutive races instead of 17.
Heroics lift Washington to LLWS semi
Faced with elimination from the Little League
World Series for the second consecutive game, Mill
Creek, Wash., came through in the clutch. Alex Jon-
dal drove home Jason Todd on a deep single to left
field with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to
give Washington a thrilling 3-2 win Tuesday to ad-
vance to the U.S. semifinals. "I was just ecstatic, go-
ing on off a walk-off at the Little League World Se-
ries," the 12-year-old Todd said about scoring the
winning run. "I'll remember it the rest of my life."
Also in U.S. play, Hagerstown, Md., beat Lake
Charles, La., 6-4 but still got eliminated Tuesday
night. Louisiana and Washington advanced on tie-
breakers after matching Maryland with 2-1 records
in Pooi A. Washington plays Hawaii in one U.S.
semifinal tonight, with Louisiana and Florida play-
ing the other semifinal Thursday.
The boys from Washington have become experts
at staving off elimination. They beat Maryland 15-5
in a crucial game Monday when Todd went 4-for-4
and added four RBI. On Tuesday, he teamed with
Jondal to form a potent duo at the plate and on the
field. Todd started the game and threw 11 strike-
outs to Jondal, the catcher.
Compiled by Cesar Brioso from staff, wire reports

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ByJeffSwinger. USA TODAY
On the lookout A clerk awaits customers at Silk Market.

The sport

of shopping

hunters in
/ Beijing
haggle to
Being get their
price at
the city's
markets, olympics

Baseball trades: Many happy returns

reap rewards

By Bob Nightengale
Virtually every trade made
by a playoff contender this
past month has worked as if
investor Warren Buffett was
plotting the strategy. The in-
stant returns on investments
have been numerous.

CC Sabathia of the Milwau-
kee Brewers is'8-0 since leav-
ing the Cleveland Indians,
pitching five complete games
with two shutouts. He is the
third pitcher in 90 years to
win his first eight games after
a midseason trade.
"I just got an e-mail this
morning," Brewers general
manager Doug Melvin says,
"and it said, 'CC is 8-0, and
Michael Phelps has eight gold
medals. Each win is like a gold
medal.' I don't think anyone

thought he'd go out and be
undefeated like this."
The Los Angeles Dodgers
were struggling with a stag-
nant offense until they
grabbed Manny Ramirez
from the Boston Red Sox.
They since have won 10 of 16
games, averaging 4.8 runs,
with Ramirez hitting .424
with six homers and 21 RBI.
Four-time Cy Young winner
Greg Maddux is hoping to
provide the same return.
Maddux was traded Tuesday

from the San Diego Padres for
minor leaguers or cash con-
siderations. "We've already
seen what he can add to a
team both on the field and in
the clubhouse," says Dodgers
GM Ned Colletti, who also ac-
quired Maddux in 2006.
The Red Sox insist they
don't miss Ramirez, not with
Jason Bay hitting .348 with
three homers since the trade.
"Jason has done a great job
for us," Red Sox GM Theo Ep-
stein says. "It's impressive

how quickly he's adjusted to
this environment."
Other traded players excel-
ling: Chicago Cubs starter
Rich Harden, 2-1 with a 1.80
ERA, has struck out 49 bat-
ters in 35 innings. New York
Yankees outfielder Xavier Na-
dy is batting .312 with seven
homers. Los Angeles Angels
first baseman Mark Teixeira is
hitting .371. Arizona Dia-
mondbacks outfielder Adam
Dunn is hitting .286 with a
.464 on-base percentage.

By Michael A. Schwarz, USA TODAY
Like father, like son: Derek Dooley, left, is the football coach and athletics director at Louisiana Tech. He started his coaching career at Georgia, where his fa-
ther, Vince, right, enjoyed an extended run of success as football coach (1964-1988) and athletics director (1979-2004).

Dooley noted for unique duality

Son of Georgia legend
is coach, AD at La. Tech

By Michael Dunlap,The (Monroe. La.) News-Star
Change of plans: Derek Dooley got the itch to
coach while working at a law firm.

By Thomas OToole years in the NFL with the Miami
USA TODAY Dolphins, again with Saban.
A TiVo look at his ascent also
In the mid-1990s, Derek Dooley was working for shows Allison now a practicing
an Atlanta law firm and living in trendy Buckhead obstetrician-gynecologist, the
while his wife, Allison, was in medical school. couple with three children and
"She was going to be a doctor, and I was going to Dooley turning 40 in June, three
be a lawyer, and we would live happily ever after," months after he became one of
Dooley recalled last month at the athletics the youngest ADs in the
directors convention in Dallas. Cover Football Bowl Subdivision
He never imagined happily ever after (formerly I-A).
would take him to Ruston, La. Just 12 years story "I had some people say,
after embracing his passion for football and 'You're crazier than hell,'"
abruptly ending his law career, he is head Dooley said of taking the
football coach and athletics director at Louisiana AD role. "I think you have to
Tech, the only man on the major-college level to have a coach who really em-
hold both jobs. braces the role. I don't think it
Dooley, the youngest of four children of Georgia can be a situation where it's a
football icon Vince Dooley, is on his fifth coaching coach who is just ego-driven for
stop, a path that included a Bowl Championship Se-
ries national title at LSU with Nick Saban and two See COVER STORY next page >

Vets could join Goodell's drive to limit rookies' pay

By Tom Pedulla
Veteran players could
prove to be allies of NFL Com-
missioner Roger Goodell in
his efforts to scale back rookie
"There's a lot of guys who
have come out and haven't
done much," New Orleans
Saints defensive end Will
Smith said. "Then you have
older guys who have been at
the position six or seven
years that's done a lot for his
team and the league. ... And
the young guy comes in mak-
ing more money than him at
the position."

Minnesota Vikings safety
Darren Sharper said in May
that he was uncomfortable
with the contracts top picks
Jake Long (five years,
$57.75 million from the Mi-
ami Dolphins) and Matt Ryan
(six years, $72 million from
the Atlanta Falcons) received.
Sharper noted rookie con-
tracts ultimately affect all sal-
aries. He said, "When you see
guys who have never taken a
snap in the league make
twice as much as guys who
have been to three and four
Pro Bowls, that's not right."
NFL Players Association ex-
ecutive director Gene Up-
shaw could not be reached

By Ai Messerschmldt. Cetty Images
Big bucks: Rookie Matt Ryan
is guaranteed $34.75 million.
for comment but said in a
previous interview with USA
TODAY, "We're dealing with
such short careers with our
players, if you entered into
some type of scale, it
wouldn't make any sense."

Ryan makes no apologies
for a contract that guarantees
him $34.75 million as a po-
tential franchise quarterback.
But he is aware of grumbling
among established players.
"I understand it. I have a lot
of respect for veterans in this
league who have been
around (for many) years and
deserve to be compensated,"
he said. "At the same time, for
me it's the system I came into
and I can't be concerned
about that stuff."
NFLPA general counsel
Richard Berthelsen said
there's a reason the owners
are pushing a rookie cap.
"More than anything, the

NFL owners' focus on limiting
rookies in the next CBA is
motivated by a desire to pit
player against player and is
part of a divide-and-conquer
strategy," Berthelsen said this
Jacksonville Jaguars line-
backer Mike Peterson, a nine-
year veteran, has struggled to
obtain a new contract. But he
sees both sides of the issue.
"It's not right, but it's been
set up that way," Peterson
said. "Now, it's hard to pull it
back. I was once a young guy
trying to get my money, too."
Contributing: Jarrett Bell,
Larry Weisman

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Continued from 1B

his sport."
His is a story of exceptions, go-
ing against what others thought
he should do, particularly his par-
ents. He admits he planned very
little, sometimes making deci-
sions by saying, "Why not?"
It wasn't until he ran into a col-
lege president Louisiana Tech's
Dan Reneau that he turned in a
direction he might not have cho-

Cover story

sen, adding AD duties despite be-
ing at Tech for just one football
season. Dooley tried to turn the
job down. He had no adminis-
trative experience. Of course, he
had no experience as an offensive
or defensive coordinator, either,
which is usually the career path
to becoming head coach.
"I never take no for an answer,"
Reneau said. "There's no one
who can do it better than Derek
Dooley. I have a lot of confidence
in him. He has an awful lot of tal-
ent and dedication.
"A university president always
takes chances. I don't think I'm
taking a chance with Derek Doo-
ley. ... I honestly believe this is
the best thing for our program."
Dooley, who lavishes praise on
Reneau, found time to teach a
sports management class in the
spring, something the president
says he hopes his young AD-
coach will do again.
Louisiana Tech signed Dooley
to a five-year deal. He'll make
$385,000 as football coach, plus a
$50,000 supplement as AD.

Heavy lifting

When he looks to the fall, Doo-
ley sees more than a football
schedule that begins with Mis-
sissippi State of the Southeastern
Conference and Kansas of the
Big 12. He sees more than a Tech
team trying to improve on last
year's 5-7 record, which included
a one-point overtime loss to Sug-
ar Bowl-bound Hawaii.
His line of sight is broader. He
sees an athletic department of
seven men's and nine women's
teams and a budget of slightly
more than $10 million, a fraction,
of what schools such as LSU and'
Georgia have. He considers how
visible he can be at other teams'
competitions and what has to be
done with facilities, schedules
and fundraising.
Louisiana Tech has some tradi-
tion. It's the alma mater of Pro
Football Hall of Fame quarter-
back Terry Bradshaw. Former
NBA star Karl Malone played
there, and the women's basket-
ball team won NCAA champi-
onships in 1982 and 1988.
The Dooley family has tradi-
tion, as well. Dooley has quite a
role model in his father. Vince

lBy Michael A. ScIwaI 7. LISATODAY
His way: "I lost that argument in five seconds," Vince Dooley, right,
says of trying to talk Derek out of leaving his law career for coaching.

was football coach at Georgia for
25 years and athletics director
.from 1979 until 2004. But he be-
gan as head coach in 1964 and
didn't become AD for 15 years.
Vince's program won 20 na-
tional titles, including the 1980
football championship. Even De-
rek's uncle, Bill Dooley, was foot-
ball coach and athletics director
at Virginia Tech in the mid-1980s.
Football coaches as athletics
directors was not uncommon.
Bear Bryant at Alabama, Pat Dye
at Auburn, Paul Dietzel at South
Carolina did both. Recently, Barry
Alvarez did both for two years at
Wisconsin before retiring from
coaching after the 2005 season.
But demands of the business
side make it a difficult double.
"I think the reasons you don't
find that as much is the role of an
athletics director has grown tre-
mendously in the last 10 years,"
says Joan Cronan, women's AD at
Tennessee and president of the
National Association of Collegiate
Directors of Athletics. "The com-
plication and the excitement of
television and communication
and the burden of the ... bud-
get. I just don't think you will find
many Dereks anymore."
Dooley's father told him, "Get-
ting the right assistants is the
whole thing. I was fortunate be-
cause I had good help on both
sides of the ball, coaching and ad-

"I was fortunate because
I had good help on both
sides of the ball,
coaching and
administration. But I had
been around long
enough to where I had
established a good staff."

Vince Dooley, to son Derek
on the merits of a strong staff

ministration. But I had been
around long enough to where I
had established a good staff."
Derek was able to hire Bruce
Van De Velde as deputy athletics
director-chief operating officer.
Van De Velde is a former athletics
director at Iowa State and Utah
State and has 20 years in athletics
administration, including at Okla-
homa, Missouri and Kansas State.
"It's important to have some-
one you trust," Derek Dooley
said. "What I can't do is get
caught up in a lot of issues that
can get resolved at Bruce's level."
But no matter how his staff
performs, the ultimate responsi-
bility will be Dooley's.
"I know what's going to hap-
pen: If I don't do well in football,
people are going to say, 'Well, he's
too spread out,' or whatever,"
Dooley said. "I don't think that
will be the case. If I don't get it

w/ I-

a .1 1-.. wamJ_ -- --
By Arely D. Castillo/The (Monroe. La.) News-Star
Involved: Teddy Guidry, left, talks with football coach-athletics di-
rector Derek Dooley about a paint job in Louisiana Tech's locker.

Juggling AD job a learning experience

When Derek Dooley be-
came athletics director at Loui-
siana Tech in addition to being
the football coach, his per-
spective on some issues and
NCAA rules changed.
> On playing lucrative mon-
etary guarantee football games
at highly ranked programs,
Dooley the coach "was ada-
mantly opposed to playing too
many of those games. But now
as athletics director, I see the
value in them."
> On a new NCAA rule that
prohibited head coaches from
leaving campus in the spring to
recruit, Dooley was "adamant-
ly opposed ... I like to get
out; I like to recruit. But look-
ing back on it, it was a blessing
because I was able to really
dive in (to the AD's job) be-
cause there is a tremendous
learning curve. So that's what I
put my energy on."

done in football, it will be for oth-
er reasons. You can't be scared to
put it on the line."

Against the grain

Dooley always has been willing
to put himself on the line, proving
himself the exception to others'
conventional thinking. His par-
ents wanted him to go to an Ivy
League school, particularly his fa-
ther, who thought his chances of
playing football would be better
at a lower level. Derek wanted to
go to Virginia, where he walked
on with the football team, earned
a scholarship and became a start-
er at wide receiver his senior year
as the Cavaliers reached the No. 1
ranking in the country.
Virginia is where he met his fu-
ture wife and her younger broth-
er, a slender Texas high school
football player in whom Virginia
coaches had no interest. Derek
convinced them to let him walk

> On dealing with budgets,
Dooley says he understands
what coaches need and "1I can
relate to it. ... Of course,
there's what they want but
they don't need. That's always
the trick, because the coach
wants everything. I told the
president that he gave me this
job to control my spending.
And it's working."
> On recruiting trips, Doo-
ley says he used to tell his as-
sistants if they needed to see a
recruit immediately just do it.
Now he asks if that trip has to
be taken at this time. "Coaches
are conditioned to ... do
what you got to do without re-
gard to anything because you
got to win; that's what you're
measured on. When you get in
that seat as director, you do get
a little perspective."
By Thomas O'Toole

on, which is how Patrick Jeffers
wound up at Virginia, became a
three-year starter and all-Atlantic
Coast Conference. He played five
seasons as a receiver in the NFL
and won a Super Bowl with the
Denver Broncos in 1997.
Derek had no idea what he
wanted to do when he graduat-
ed. Law school sounded OK, so
he enrolled and enjoyed it. "The
next think you know," he says,
"you're offered a job. You just go
down that track."
He insists coaching was never
in the plan. Still, he continued to
follow the game while back in
Georgia. In his mid-20s and
seemingly on track to that Amer-
ican Dream, he says he assessed
his life and decided football was
where he should be. He traded
law, where he said he was mak-
ing good money, for $10,000 a
year as a graduate assistant at
Georgia in 1996 under head
coach Jim Donnan. He had been
married for less than a year.

His parents tried to talk him
out of it.
Says Vince: 'They teach him to
argue in law school, and he was
on the debate team. And I lost
that argument in five seconds."
Says his mother, Barbara: "Derek
has always had a mind of his
While Allison finished medical
school in Augusta, Ga., her hus-
band started his coaching career.
A year later, he was hired as an
assistant at Southern Methodist
by Mike Cavan, who played and
coached for Vince. In 2000, he
was hired by Saban at LSU. He
spent his first three years as
recruiting coordinator. The con-
nections he made, he says, would
play a big role in helping him land
the Louisiana Tech job.
In 2005, he followed Saban to
Miami, where he said he earned
his "PhD in X's and O's." He was
never a kid who watched film
with his father.
"But I watched my father," he
says. "It was philosophy, intangi-
bles; it was game ebb and flow,
game management, media. It
was all those things from the top
down. ... Some guys are the
other way. They are good at X's
and O's but not the big picture."
His wife adjusted her career
path at each stop.
"I told Derek that his wife has
to be totally on board because it
will never work if it's just him,"
said Barbara, a businesswoman,
onetime political candidate and
author. "It's a joint job for her."
That doesn't mean it has been
easy. Allison admits being "a little
stunned" when he decided to be-
come a coach, more because he
had said for years he would never
do it. But, she said, she supported
the change "if it was a matter of
him being happy."
She was able to work close to
home when they were at SMU
but had to commute about 75
miles from Baton Rouge to New
Orleans for a year when they
were at LSU. She did not work
when they were in Miami and
now works two days a week with
an OB/GYN group.
Their family includes sons John
Taylor, 9, and Peyton, 6 (not
named after a certain former Ten-
nessee quarterback, Derek in-
sists), and a daughter, Julianna, 4.
Says his father, "He's very
capable of doing both. It's just
at:what point in time is he
going to be satisfied as a football
coach and then go into admini-
It's likely Derek won't think
about it, given his approach to life
planning that he admits is "wher-
ever the course takes me."
"I've enjoyed everything I've
done for 40 years," he says. "I'm
going to keep doing it the same
way. Try to do the best you can
and see where it takes you."
So far, it's been an exceptional

Quarterbacks provide Ohio State a wealth of options

Buckeyes seek
3rd consecutive
BCS title berth

By Marlen Garcia

A year ago, Todd Boeckman
faced questions about whether
he could win the starting quar-
terback job at Ohio State.
Now the issue is whether he'll
share it with coveted freshman
Terrelle Pryor, USA TODAY's high
school offensive player of the year
in 2007.
Pryor arrives as the first Penn-
sylvania high schooler to pass for
more than 4,000 yards and rush
for more than 4,000. He turned
down Michigan and could get a
shot at a national championship
with the third-ranked Buckeyes.
With 20 returning starters,
OSU is a contender to reach the
Bowl Championship Series title
game for the third year in a row.
The Buckeyes, winless in their
last two BCS title bids, are favored
to win the Big Ten for the fourth
consecutive year. An outright ti-
tle would make them the first so-
lo champion three years running.
Boeckman plans to be in the
middle of it.
"I want him to push me,"
Boeckman says of Pryor. "I want
him to make me a better quarter-
back, a better player and a better
team leader."
Boeckman has faced an on-
slaught of queries about Pryor's
possible role, and he has an-
swered them graciously.
Pryor has been asking him a lot
of questions about OSU's system,
and Boeckman finds that encour-
aging. "That's one of the greatest
things you can do as a young
player and earn your respect,"
Boeckman says.
Coach Jim Tressel points out
that as soon as he gave his com-
mitment, Pryor asked for Boeck-

Iy l. I y (tilan. AI'
Teacher and student: Ohio State is hoping freshman Terrelle Pryor, right, can complement Todd Boeck-
man, left, in the same fashion Tim Tebow enhanced Chris Leak at Florida in 2006.

man's cellphone number to send
a text message, another gesture
that went over well with the
"'I want to tell him I can't wait
to come and learn from him,'"
Tressel says Pryor told him.
"Really, ever since then, they've
had some communication."
At the Big Ten news media day
last month, Tressel said the quar-
terbacks would room together in

the preseason. "Terrelle has been
his shadow," Tressel says. "That
was one of the pluses we had go-
ing for us is that we had a senior
quarterback coming back that
Terrelle thought he could learn
It's possible Pryor can fit in the
way Tim Tebow complemented
Chris Leak at Florida in 2006. Te-
bow's running skills made him a
huge asset for the Gators, who

beat the Buckeyes for the BCS
championship that year.
"I think that makes a lot of
sense," Tressel says. "If there are
some things that Terrelle demon-
strates that he's going to add to
the package that maybe are not
Todd's strong suits, then maybe
you find that mixture of every-
one's strengths."
The Buckeyes need to find
their chemistry early, and the re-


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turn of Chris "Beanie" Wells
should help. .Wells, a powerful
6-1, 237-pound junior running
back, is a Heisman candidate
who rushed for 1,609 yards and
15 touchdowns last season.
Their defining moment could
come Sept. 13 at No. 2 Southern
California, a game that could car-
ry weight with voters as well as
the BCS computers come Decem-
ber. The Buckeyes need a boost
outside the Big Ten given their
breakdowns in the last two
championship games, the last be-
ing a 38-24 loss to LSU.
"I think that's why a lot of peo-
ple will put a huge emphasis on
the USC game, to try to give Ohio
State credibility," senior lineback-
er James Laurinaitis says.
He is yet another vital compo-
nent for the Buckeyes. The But-
kus Award winner was projected
as a first-round NFL pick after last
season but decided to stick
around. He could move up to the
top five in the 2009 draft. Corner-
back Malcolm Jenkins and offen-
sive tackle Alex Boone also opted
against leaving school early.
They all have memories of two
humiliating defeats in the BCS ti-
tle game.
"You don't want to feel like you
felt the last two years," Boeck-
man says. "It's tough, tough to
take that loss."
Boeckman says he's a lot more
comfortable this year. He threw
for 2,465 yards and 25 touch-

Big Ten at a glance
2007 standings
Conference Overall
OhioState 7 1 245 103 11 2 408 166
Illinois 6 2 221 157 9 4 362 283
Michigan 6 2 203 148 9 4 354 278
Wisconsin 5 3 215 212 9 4 383 301
PennState 4 4 204 177 9 4 394 228
Iowa 4 4 139 179 6 6 222 225
Purdue 3 5 213 226 8 5 446 345
indiana 3 5 '208 243 7 6 412 370
MichiganState 3 5 278 260 7 6 430 346
Northwestern 3 5 207 307 6 6 310 372
Minnesota 0 8 183 304 1 11 315 440
Sheridan's odds against win-
ning 2008 conference title:
Ohio State 1:2, Wisconsin 3:1,
Illinois 6:1, Penn State 8:1,
Michigan 10:1, Iowa 25:1, Pur-
due 50:1, Michigari State 50:1,
Northwestern 1,000:1, Indiana
50,000:1, Minnesota 2 million:1.

downs last season, after barely
playing the previous two years.
"I'm feeling that much more
confident in my ability," he says.
Joe Bauserman is listed as
Boeckman's backup. Bauserman
is shaking off rust after three sea-
sons of minor league baseball in
the Pittsburgh Pirates system.
Boeckman knows Pryor is eager
to win the job.
"I would expect nothing less
from him," Boeckman says.
"When I came here, I wanted to
compete for the job. I want him
to compete. That's going to push
me to do that much better."

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A brief in Tuesday's edition
misstated the consecutive num-
ber of weeks Roger Federer held
the No. 1 tennis ranking. It was
237. Also, new No. 1 Rafael Nadal
has won eight ATP titles this year.
A story in Tuesday's edition
should have said Tennessee has
lost three of the last five games
against LSU.


Major League Baseball

Baltimore: LH closer
George Sherrill (shoulder stiff-
ness), who has 31 of his 35 ca-
S reer saves this season, was
placed on the disabled list, ret-
roactive to.Saturday. Sherrill
was unavailable Monday be-
"" cause hewas unable toget
V -L' loose, manager Dave emblemo'
3 .' ,,mrsaid.- ..OiFAdamljoes (bra-
an ikenileft foot)was inth4dclub-
housel Tuesdaywithout the
walking boot and crutches he
had needed for more than two
weeks. Jones hopes to resume
baseball activities by the end of
the week.
BOStOn: RHP Josh Beckett's
next start has been pushed
back from Saturday to Tuesday
after he experienced persistent
tingling and numbness in his
f right arm. Manager Terry Fran-
cona said Beckett slept the
wrong way on his right arm be-
fore he lasted 2V3 innings Sun-
day.... RHP TimWakefield
(shoulder tightness) played
catch and simulated his delivery
on flat ground Monday. Wake-
field will throw at least two side
sessions before he is able to re-
join the rotation.
Chicago: 3B Joe Crede
(back) resumed his rehab as-
signment at Class AAA Char-
lotte (Fort Mill, S.C.), playing
third base and batting third.
Crede played his first game for
Charlotte on Aug. 1 but was
scratched from the lineup the
next day and had not played
since.... RH reliever D.J. Car-
rasco recorded his seventh hold
by pitching 1 scoreless in-
nings Monday, lowering his ERA
to 2.55. Manager Ozzie Guillen
said the White Sox can't afford
to start Carrasco because of his
emergence in the bullpen.
Cleveland: CF Grady Size-
more collected his 30th stolen
base of the season Sunday and
was three shy of his career high,
set last year. Sizemore had been
successful on 23 of his last 24
stolen-base attempts. He need-
ed three home runs to join Joe
Carter as the only players in In-
dians history with 30 homers
and 30 steals in the same sea-
son. ... LHPCliffLee(17-2)
leads the major leagues with a
.895 winning percentage. The
franchise record is .938 by RHP
Johnny Allen, who was 15-1 in
Detroit C Brandon Inge has
perked up at the plate since
adopting a more upright batting
stance. Inge saw Texas RH re-
liever Frank Francisco throwing
all fastballs when he came on in
relief in the seventh inning
Monday, but he grounded the
first breaking ball he saw sharp-
ly into left for an RBI single in a
2-for-2 game. He had an RBI tri-
ple Sunday... RH reliever Ga-
ry Glover, who rejected a mi-
nor league contract from Tampa
Bay this season after he was
designated for assignment,
made it back to the majors with
the Tigers on Monday and
pitched a perfect inning.
Kansas City: Looking for
help in the bullpen with LH re-
liever Ron Mahay and RH re-
liever Ramon Ramirez battling
injuries, the Royals signed RH
reliever Kip Wells, who was re-
leased last week by Colorado.
Wells missed 2 / months this
season after having surgery to
remove a blood clot in his right
hand. To make room for Wells,
LH reliever Josh Newman was
optioned to Class AAA Omaha.


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< Tuesday's results

Boston at Baltimore Cleveland 9, Kansas City 4
Toronto 2, New York 1 Tampa Bay 4, Los Angeles 2
Detroit at Texas Oakland at Minnesota
Seattle at Chicago

Today's probable pitchers, lines
S2008 season opp. 2007-08 vs. opp. Last 3 starts
Oakland at Minnesota, 1:10 ET (Line Min., 13:5; Total runs: 8)
Oak.-Braden(L) 3-2 44 4.50 1-1 17 4.67
Mn.-Uriano(L) 3-3 29 4.97 0-2 0-1 0% 81.00 3-0 183 1.45
Seattle at hicago, 205 ET (Lne:Chi.,2:1; tal runs: 10)
Sea.-Dickey(R) 3-7 97 4.92 0-1 1-1 19% 5.95
Chi.-Flovdf R) 12-6 146% 3.75 0-2 0-2 103 10.13 1-0 15 6.60
Boston at Balimore, 705 ET (Line: Bos., 6:5; Total runs: 11)
Bos.-Buchholz(R) 2-8 733 6.35 2-1 2-1 17 2.12 0-3 151 8.22
BaL-Waters(L) 1-0 16% 4.32 1-0 161 4.32
Kansas City at Cleveland, 705 ET (Line: Even; Total runs: 9)
IL.-Meche(R) 10-9 159 4.13 3-7 2-1 32 5.29 1-0 18 3.44
Cle.-lackson(L 0-0 5 5.40 0-0 5 5.40
New York at Toronto, 707 ET (Line: N.Y., .5; Total runs: 91/)
N.Y.-Pettitte(L) 12-9 163N 4.30 16-10 1-3 32 3.38 0-1 19 5.21
Ibr.-Purcev(L) 2-3 30M 5.93 1-2 17 4.24
Los Angeles at Thpa Ba 710 ET(Line:T.B., 615; Total runs 81/4)
LA.-Weaver(R) 10-9 141 4.47 2-0 1-0 8 1.13 1-1 16 7.16
T.B.G-CarzaJR 10-7 1433 3.63 0-1 0-1 5 5.06 1-1 19A 4.12
Detroitat Texas, 8.-05 ET(Line:Tex., 6V5; Total runs: 111/2)
Det.-Robertson(L) 7-9 145% 5.87 3-4 0-1 5 11.81 1-1 18 4.50
Tex.-Millwood(R) 6-7 113 5.58 3-4 0-2 94 9.31 0-2 12% 9.24
I F. rn ,h.idan

Results, upcoming games
Monday Thursday
Bos. 6, Bal. 3 K.C. at Cle., 12:05
T.B. 6, L.A.4 N.Y. at Tor., 7:07
Det. 8, Tex.7 Min. at L.A., 10:05
Oak.3,Min.2 Oak. at Sea., 10:10
Chi. 13, Sea. 5

N.Y. at Bal., 7:05
Bos. at Tor., 7:07
Cle. at Tex., 8:05
T.B. atChi., 8:11
Min. at L.A., 10:05
Oak. at Sea., 10:05

Hitting the wall Rays right fielder Gabe Gross leaps to grab a fly ball hit by the Angels'
Mark Teixeira during the first inning. Tampa Bay is 5-0 against Los Angeles at home.

Rays burn Angels 4-2

By Fred Goodall
The Associated Pres

Willy Aybar br
eighth-inning tie
two-run double a
Tampa Bay Rays rall
the Los Angeles An
Tuesday night for thi
victory in 11 games.

Game of the

The AL East leade
came a strong game
Angels' Ervin Santa
took a no-hit bid i
sixth inning and lef
2-1 lead after allow
run and four hits in
Los Angeles let th
slip away in the
when the Rays loa

bases with no outs against
s Scot Shields (5-4) on two
walks and an error. Carlos
, Fla. Pena drew a one-out walk
oke an from Darren Oliver, forcing
with a in the tying run before Ay-
and the bar singled.
lied past James Shields (11-7) al-
gels 4-2 lowed two runs and nine
eir ninth hits in eight innings and Dan
Wheeler pitched a perfect
ninth for his seventh save in
day eight chances as Tampa Bay
improved to 6-2 against the
!rs over- Angels, including 5-0 at
e by the home.
na, who Vladimir Guerrero hit a
into the solo home run in the second
t with a off Shields, giving him six
'ing one homers and 20 RBI in his
seven. last 16 games. Garret An-
he game derson made it 2-0 in the
eighth fourth with an RBI double
ded the that extended his hitting

streak to 23 games.
Rays manager Joe Mad-
don was ejected in the sixth
for arguing with first-base
umpire Jerry Meals after B.J.
Upton beat out an RBI in-
field single. Upton was
called out when Meals ruled
he turned toward second
and was tagged out by sec-
ond baseman Howie Ken-
Replays showed Upton,
who hit a high chopper to
first baseman Mark Teixeira,
contorted his body to avoid
a potential tag by Santana,
who was covering first.
However, it did not appear
Upton, in the spotlight lately
for a lack of hustle, turned
toward second before being
tagged by Kendrick, who
was backing up the play.

Tuesday's games

BLUE JAYS 2, Johnny Damon allowed two balls to glance off his glove, including an
Yankees I eighth-inning drive by Toronto's-Marco Scutaro that became the go-ahead
Kansas City Luke Hochevar of the Royals left his start with an undisclosed injury while
vs. CLEVELAND warming up for the sixth inning. The right-hander had allowed seven hits
over five innings, and the Royals were trailing 4-3 at the time.
Boston Oriole Park at Camden Yards hit the 50 million mark in attendance Tuesday
vs. BALTIMORE night, reaching the milestone quicker than any other ballpark in baseball his-
tory. The stadium opened in 1992as the exclusive home of the Orioles.
Detroit Detroit's Armando Galarraga was facing the team that traded him. "It
vs. TEXAS would be the biggest mistake of his life if he goes on the mound hoping to
show the Rangers something," manager Jim Leyland said. "That's high
school (stuff)."
Oakland The ITins hadn't lost back-to-back games at home since May. The Athletics
vs. MINNESOTA hadn't won a road series since sweeping San Francisco in June.
Seattle The White Sox had hit 182 homers this season, including 33 in 17 games in '
vs. CHICAGO August. They had hit four in each of the last two games and 14 in the last five
*HOME teams in caps

AL wild-card standings

W L Pct GB
Boston 72 53 .576 -
Minnesota 70 54 .565 1h
New York 66 59 .528 6
Toronto 65 60 .520 7

Blue Jays 2, Yankees
NewYork... 100 000 000-1
Toronto____ 000 000 11x-2
NeW York ab r h bi bb so avg
Damoncf 3 1 0 0 1 2 .311
Jeterss 4 0 1 0 0 2 .294
Abreurf 4 0 2 1 0 0 .291
A.Rodriguez 3b .40 1 0 0 3.313
Giambilb 4 0 0 0 0 4.249
Nadylf 40 1 0 0 1.309
Matsuidh 3 0 0 0 0 1.319
Cano2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .265
1. Rodriguez c 3 0 1 0 0 1 .288
Totals 32 1 6 1 114
> Batting 2B: Abreu 2 (33). RBI:
Abreu(81).Team LOB: 5
> Baserunning-SB:I. Rodrlguez(7).
0 Fielding E:Damon (2). DP 2.
Toronto ab rh bi bb so avg
Inglett2b 3 1 1 0 0 0 .298
Scutaro3b 3 0 1 1 1 -.262
Riosrf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .286
V.Wellscf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .289
LInd f 3 1 1 1 0 1 .302
Menchlf 0 0 0 0 0 0.222
Overbaylb 3 0 1 0 0 0 .269
Stalrsdh 3 0 0 0 0 0 .246
BaraJasc 3 00 0 0 1 .251
McDonaldss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .220
Totals 28 2 5 2 1 5
> Batting 2B:Scutaro(13). HR. Lind
(9). RBI: Scutaro (43): Lind (35). GIDP:
*Rios; Overbay. Team LOB: 4
Pitching ip h r er bb so era
New York
Rasner 6% 3 1 1 1 3 4.93
VerasL.3-2 1 2 1 1 0 2 2.84
BurnettW.16-9 8 5 1 1 13 4.51
RyanS.24 1 1 0 0 0 1 2.86
HBP: Inglett (by Rasner). Batters faced;
pitches-strikes: Rasner 24; 86-54: Veras
6:; 23-15; Burnett 30; 120-78; Ryan 3;
> Umpires HP. Barrett; 1B: DeMuth:
2B: Barksdale; 3B: Eddings.
> Game data-T:2:28.Att: 37,221.

Rays 4,Angels 2 Monday's late game
Los Angeles 010 100 000-2 Athletics 3, Twins 2
Tampa Bay- 000 001 03x-4
Los Angeles ab rh bi bbso avg Oakland-_ 100 200 000- 3
Figgins3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .275 Minnesota.. 000 000 020-2
Aybarss 4 0 1 0 0 0.281 Oakland ab rhbi bbso avg
Teixelralb 3 0 0 00 1.354 Ellis2b 3 1 1 1' 1 0.233
Guerrerodh 4 2 2 1 0 0 .289 Pattersonlf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .130
Huntercf 4 0 2 00 0.277 Crosbyss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .248
Andersonlf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .289 Thomasdh 3 1 0 0 1 0.241
Kendrick2b 4 0 1 00 3 .312 custrf 3 1 2 0 0 0 .233
Riverrf '4 0 1 0 0 .243 Daviscf 1 0 1 0 0 0.248
Mathisc 3 0 1 0 0 2 .207 Suzukic 3 01 2 1 0.290
Morales ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 Gonzalezcf-rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 258
Totals 34 2 9 2 1 9 Hannahan3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .221
I Batting 2B: Guerrero (20); An- Barton lb 4 0 0 0 0 1 .209
person (21). HRt Guerrero (23). RBI: Totals 33 3 7 3 3 3
Guerrero (75); Anderson (69). Team Batting 2B: Cust (12). HI3 Ellis
LOB:7 (12). RBI: Ellis (41); Suzuki 2 (35). GIDP:
L Fielding E: Teixeira (3); Mathis Thomas: Gonzalez.Team LOB:6
(12). > Baserunning-SB: Davis (15).
Tampa Bay ab r h bi bb so avg > Fielding -E:Patterson(1). DP 2.
Iwamura2b 3 1 1 0 1 0.277 Minnesota ab rh bi bb so avg
Uptoncf 4 0 1 1 0 3 .269 Spancf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .319
Penalb 10 01 3 1 .238 Punto2b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .271
Floyddh 4 00 0 0 4 .260 Mauerc 4 1 3, 1 0 1 .325
Aybar3b 4 02 2 0 1 .251 Morneaulb 4 0 1 0 0 0 .305
Hlnskelf 4 00 0 0 3.252 Kubelrf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .278
Ruggianolf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 Younglf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .288
Navarroc 3 0 0 0 0 0 .291 Buscher3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .302
Grossrf 2 10 0 1 0.231 Rulzdh 3 0 1 0 0 1 .360
Bartlettss 3 2 1 0 0 0 .267 Lambph 0 0 00 1 0 .236
Totals 28 4 5 4 512 omezpr 0 0 0 0 00 .250
I Batting-2B:Bartlett(15).RBI:Up- Everettss 2 0 0 0 0 0 .211
ton (58); Pena (72); Aybar 2(19). Team Harrisss 2 0 0 0 0 1 .264
LOB:5 Totals 35 210 1 1 9
>. Fielding-DP:1. > Batting-2B:Rulz(2).3B:Mauer(2).
Pitching Ip h rer bbso era RBI:Maler(60).GIDP:Morneau; Kubel.
Los Angeles Team LOB: 7
Santana 7 4 1 1 2 9 3.39 RFielding E: Young (8); Everett (7).
ShieldsL,5-4 i 0 3 0 2 1 2.79 DP.2.
Oliver % 1 0 0 1 2 3.02 Pitching ip h rer bbso era
Tampa Bay Oakland
ShieldsW.11-7 8 9 2 2 1 7 3.68 Duchscherer 2i 3 0 0 0 3 2.54
WheelerS,7 1 0 0 0 0 2 2.50 SaarloosW.1-0 3' 3 0 0 0 3 1.59
HBP: Teixeira (by Shields). Batters EnbreeH,17 0 0 0 0 1 5.01
faced; pitches-strikes: Santana 25; 106- SIeetH1 2 1 1 0 0 4.53
ZieglerS.3 2 2 11 1 2 0.43
66; Shields 4; 16-5; Oliver 4: 17-11; Minnesota.
Shields 33:103-70;Wheeler3: 10-7. BlackburnL9-7 8 6 3 3 2 2 3.71
I Umpires- HP Miller; 1B: Meals; 2B: Cran 0 0 0 1 0 3.60
Darling; 3B:Emmel. Breslow 1 0 0 0 0 1 2.41
0 Gamedata-P. 2:20.Att: 15,902. -
Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Duch-
scherer 11; 36-24; Saarloos 13: 41-28;
Embree 1:; I 1-8; Street 3; 8-6; Ziegler 8:
31-18; Blackburn 31; 98-66; Crain 2;
12-6; Breslow 3; 13-9.
0 Umpires HP. Cuzz; 1B: Layne; 2B:
Knight: 3B: Drake.
> Game data -T. 2:42. Ant: 25.024.

Los Angeles: RHP Jon Gar-
land took the loss Monday, his
first this season against a team
with a winning record. Garland
is 5-1 against teams with win-
ning records, 6-7 against teams
below .500.
Minesota LF Delmon
-. Young who,sprained his right
ankle Monday, was not in the
lineup. The injury is not consid-
ered serious, and Young is ex-
pected back before the week-
end. Young committed his
eighth error Monday, the most
by any outfielder in the majors.
... 2B Alexi Casilla (thumb)
singled and walked twice in a
rehab appearance with low-A
Beloit (Wis.) on Monday. Casilla
is expected to be activated for
the start of a two-week trip that
begins Thursday.
NeW Yorlk DH Hideki Ma-
tsui (knee) was activated after
missing most of the last two
months. Matsui last played June
22, and it was originally thought
he might need season-ending
surgery. OF Justin Christian
was demoted to Class AAA
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Moosic,
Pa.) to make room on the roster.
... RH relieveran Bruney
has not pitched as effectively
since his return from a foot in-
ury Bruney posted a 1.59 ERA
Se ore missing three months.
But going into Tuesday, he had
allowed three earned runs in six
innings since he returned.
Oakland: RHP Justin Duch-
scherer, the only remaining
member of Oakland's opening-
day rotation, left Monday's
game in the third inning be!
cause of pain in his surgically re-
paired right hip. Duchscherer
ew back to Oakland on Tues-
day to be examined by'A's or-
thopedist John Frazier.
Seattle: C Kenji Johjima was
the designated hitter Monday,
the sixth different DH in the last
six games for the Mariners. Se-
attle has used 14 players as des-
ignated hitters this season, the
most in baseball.... RH R.A.
Dickey, who pitched in relief
Sunday, will start today.
Tampa Bay: Rookie 3B
Evan Longoria's broken right
wrist is feeling better, but he
continues to wear a splint and
his condition will be re-evaluat-
ed by doctors Friday after an-
other X-ray. He is hoping to re-
turn by Sept. 1.... RH reliever
Al Reyes, designated for assign-
ment last week to make room
for RH reliever Chad Bradford,
declined an outright assign-
ment to Class AAA Durham
N.C) and was granted a re-
Texas: OF Brandon Boggs,
who has been bothered by a
sore right shoulder lately, left
Monday's game after seven in-
nings when the injury flared up
after he made a throw to the
plate. But he was back in the
lineup Tuesday.
Toronto: SS John McDon-
ald was a forgotten utility play-
er known for his defense before
manager Cito Gaston returned
to the Blue Jays earlier this sea-
son. McDonald had one RBI in
his first 43 at-bats of 2008, but
he has gotten more chances
from Gaston and had driven in
16 runs in his last 72 at-bats go-
ing into Tuesday.

From The Sports Xchange


resting after

triple bypass

By Howard Ulman
The Associated Press

BOSTON Hall of Famer
Carl Yastrzemski, the last
player to hit for the Triple
Crown, was resting com-
fortably Tuesday after triple-
bypass heart surgery.
Yastrzemski, who turns
69 on Friday, had the opera-
tion at Massachusetts Gen-
eral Hospital, where he had
tests after experiencing
chest pains, said his spokes-
man, Dick GordQn.
"He just got out of sur-
gery, had his triple bypass
and is resting comfortably,"
Gordon said about 8:30
p.m. "The operation was a
Yastrzemski was an 18-
time All-Star and spent his
entire career with the Bos-
ton Red Sox, taking over left
field from Ted Williams in
1961 and playing until
1983. With calls of "Yaz"
echoing around Fenway
Park, he won the Triple
Crown in 1967, hitting .326
with 44 home runs and 121
RBI. Behind the AL MVP, the
Red Sox won their first pen-
nant since 1946 but lost the
World Series in Game 7.

Basdon e On-base + slugging Sluggingpct.
Fa 0 io plate appearances for each Bradley. Te 1.025 A. Rdrig2. NY .598
game players team has played. A. Rdrgez,NY 1.001 Quentin.Chi...-586
Gc AB R H Ap g Quentin, ChiA .-981 Bradley.Tex _..583
Mauer, Min 109 394 76 128.325 Youkilis.Bos..957 Dye, ....... 575
Pedrola, Bos 122 515 92 165.320 DrewBos ......930 Youkilis.Bos- .572
Kinsler Tex 121 518 102 165 .319 Dye, ChiA ....... 930 Hull. Bat ........562
Youkilis. Bos 115 432 78 137 .317 Huff.Bal......... 927 amillon, Tex.543
BradleyTex 98 326 65 103 .316 Walks On-basepect.
Ordonez.Det 109 421 55 132 .314 Cust.Oak__.---85 Bradley.Tlex ....__442
A.Rdrigez. NY 104 386 79 121 .313 Upton,TB ......82 MauerMI..n .417
Damon.NY 107 418 69 131 .313 Drew, Bos ...-..78 Drew,Bos......408
Polanco, Det 112 461 74 143 .310 Markakls,Balt-.78 Markakls. Ball .403
Suzuki.Sea 124 524 81 162.309 Slzemore., Clev .78 A.Rdrirgez, NY .402
Home runs Runs batted in it*h
Quentln,hL.......35 Hamilton.Tex .-114P hing
Dye, Chl ,.29 Morneau, MIn ...96 Victories Strikeouts
Hamllton,Tex-..28 Quentln .Ch.........96 Lee,Clev__17-2 Burnett.lor-..165
A. Rdriguez, NY .28 Cabrera, Det _.....95 Musslna, NY -16-7 HalladayTor.159
Huff, Balt..............27 Mora, Balt...._91 Bumett. Tor...5-9 Vazquez.Chl ....159
Sizemore, Clev -.27 Huff,Balt ._... 87 Matszaka, Bos 14-2 Santana,LA .157
Cabrera. Det ...25 lbanez., Sea 4 Saunders, LA 14-5 Beckett, Bos_...145
Pena.TB.__ 25 Youklls, Bos__.......4 Halladay, Tor-.14-9 Greinke.KC........142
ThomeChl ..........25 Abreu, NY...........80 Santana, LA._13-5 Hrnandez.Sea .140
Doubles Hits Snanstine,TB -13-6 Innings
Roberts, Bait ........_45 Kinsler, Tex _165 ERA Halladay,Tor ._191
Kinsler,Tex ...._...41 Pedrola, Bos._-165 Lee,.Clev..__......2.43 Guthre. Balt .177
Markakis, Bait ..-39 Suzuki. Sea _162 Dchscher. Oak .2.54 Lee. Clev ..... 701
Pedroia, Bos..__39 Lopez, Sea.....148 Halladay,Tor ..2.64 Buehrle, Chi......168
Ibanez, Sea _.._.....38 lbanez, Sea ...._147 Hrnandez, Sea 3.04 Lester, Bos...167
riples Hamilton Tex ..146 Galarraga. De .3.11 Games
Crawford,TB_ 10 Young,Tex ....146 Danks.Chi .-3.11 right, lex ...........60
Granderson, Det..9 Markakis,Balt.145 Saunders.LA.3.14 Guelier .Minn ..f59
Roberts, Balt .......8 Stolen bases Guthrie. Balt 3.15 Qualitystar
Inglett,Tor........7 EllsburyBos _38 Lester, Bos ...3.17 Quaitstart
Runs Suzuki.Sea... .37 Saves Gut I.le..... 19
Kisler, Tex ..102 pton,TB .....36 FRodriguezLA .17 Shutouts
Pedrmlia, Bos.. -92 RiosTor .........30 Nathan, Minn .....33 7 .
Quentin, Chi.....89 Roberts. Bait ..30 Papelbon, os ...33 (;;l za,TB .
Markakis, Balt...88 Sizemore, Clev .30 Soria. KC ... ....33 lalladay.1.Tr.........
Roberts,Bat .. 87 Total bases Sherrill, Balt ......31 Lester, Bos ............... 2
Granderson, Det 81 KinslerTex .....268 Rivera. NY ............. 28 Siat Clev....2
Suzuki,Sea......81 Huff, Bait ......266 Percival.TB .........27 Slie l ........ -
Dye. Chi ____.80 Hamlilton.Tex .264 Comp.games. M ..........
Hamilton, Tex .80 Dye.Chl .......-..258 Halladay, Tor .........8 Holds
Huff, Balt .__..........80 Quentln. Chi ...258 5 tied ............................3 W heeler, I.B......26

American League notes

Monday's late game

Tigers 8, Rangers 7
Detroit-- 000 000 440- 8
Texas....... 000 120 040- 7
Detroit ab r hbi bbso avg
Granderson cf 4 0 2 4 1 1 .302
Polanco2b 4 00 0 1 2 .310
Ordonezrf 4 0 0 0 1 3 .314
Cabreralb 5 0 0 0 0 1 .295
Gulllen3b 3 1 1 0 2 0 .284
Sheffielddh 5 2 3 2 0 0 230
Joycelf 4 2 2 0 0 0 .271
Renteriass 4 1 0 0 0 1 .268
Ingec 2 '2 1 1 0 .219
Tbtals 35 810 7 6 8
P Batting 2B: Joyce (13). 3B: GCran-
derson 2 (9). FIt Sheffield (13). RBI: Gran-
derson 4 (48); Sheffield 2 (41); Inge (39).
GIDR Polanco.Team LOB: 7
e Baserunning-CSPolanco(1); Ordo-
0 Fielding-E-Renteria(12). DP-1.
Texas ab rhbi bbso avg
Boggslf 3 0 0 0 1 2 236
Ariasph-2b 1 0 1 1 0 01.000
Youngss 5 1 1 20 0 .288
Hamiltoncf 5 0 0 0 0 2 300
Bradleydh 4 1 1 0 1 1 .316
Byrdrf 4 1 2 1 0 1 293
Lalrdc 5 1 2 1 0 1 .286
Davlslb 4 13 0 1 0.270
Metcalf3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .158
Catalanotto ph- 1 1 1 2 0 0 .280
Vazquez2b-3b 3 1 1 0 1 2 .309
Totals 38 712 7 411
> Batting 2B: Arias (1); Young (29);
Bradley (27); laird (16); Davis (11); Cata-
lanotto (22). RBI: Arias (1): Young 2 (68):
Byrd (35); Laird (33); Catalanotto 2 (21).
GIDP: Young.Team LOB: 9
P Fielding E: Metcalf(1). DP: 3.
Pitching ip h rer hb so era
RogersW,9-10 6 8 3 3 4 7 4.94
GloverH,3 1 0 0 0 0 1 5.66
Famsworth 3i 4 4 2 0 1 4.18
RodneyS,5 1M 0 0 0 0 2 4.28
Feldman 6 5 3 3 4 4 5.15
Francisco L2-5 1 2 1 1 0 2 3.91
Wright 1 3 4 0 0 1 4.39
Benoit 1 0 00 2 1 536
WP: Rodney. IBB: Bradley (by Rogers).
HBP: Inge (by Wright): Byrd (by Rodney).
Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Rogers 28:
106-59: Glover 3: 14-10; Farnsworth 7:
30-23; Rodney 5: 15-10: Feldman 25:; 94-
56: Francisco 5: 25-17; Wright 8: 25-14:
- Umpires HP: Hudson; 1B: Marsh; 2B:
Barry;: 3B:Wendelstedt.
> Game data -T. 3:25.Att: 17.786.

AL leaders (through Monday

Inside the AL

Kinsler hopeful: Texas Rangers All-Star second base-
man lan Kinsler might be able to avoid season-ending sur-
gery for a sports hernia after receiving an encouraging diag-
nosis from a specialist
Kinsler was examined by .........
John Preskitt at Baylor ... r
Medical Center in Dallas. -
Kinsler said the doctor told
him there was probably no
torn muscle in the left side
of his groin area.
Kinsler was placed on the
15-day disabled list Monday
and will be examined again
in a week. If he shows pro- J
gress, there's a chance he
could return at the end of
his disabled list stint.
"Hopefully it'll get better I I
in a few weeks and go from ByTonyutilerrez.AP
there," he said. "Surgery is Coming back? The Rang-
definitely not on my lifetime ers' lan Kinsler wants to
checklist, so I don't want to avoid surgery.
end up going under."
Kinsler said the injured area improved overnight.
"On Monday, it was really sore," Kinsler said. "Today
when I woke up, I could actually sit up in bed rather than
roll out the side and fall on my face."

Umpires miffed: Umpires want baseball to take anoth-
er look at instant replay. Umps said their governing board
voted Tuesday to boycott a conference call with manage-
ment intended to discuss implementing replay, angry that
their concerns aren't being addressed. Major League Base-
ball said it canceled today's call because it has no replay
agreement with the union.
"A lot of the procedural issues necessary for instant re-
play to be implemented need to be worked out," World
Umpires Association spokesman Lamell McMorris said.
Umpires say they're unhappy that replay equipment is
being installed away from the field in nearly all major
league ballparks and say MLB wants to limit the number of
umpires allowed to review replay monitors. They also
aren't pleased that MLB wants them to discuss the replays
with umpire supervisors in New York before making a deci-
sion on whether to reverse a call.
"I'm not going to go through these one by one. I will tell
you that on a number of them, the comments are simply
not accurate," said Rob Manfred, MLB's executive vice
president.for labor relations.

Upton's apology: B.J. Upton apologized Tuesday for a
"mental lapse" on the bases, saying he didn't want to be-
come a distraction for the first-place Tampa Bay Rays.
"There's no excuse for it. It can't happen, especially in the
middle of a pennant race," he said a day after his gaffe.
Benched three times in two weeks for not hustling, Up-
ton looked shocked Monday when he was thrown out at
second base on what should have been a routine double.
. Manager Joe Maddon did not take Upton out of the
game Monday night. Instead, he left it to veterans such as
Cliff Floyd and Carlos Pena to take up the issue with Up-
ton. Maddon is satisfied with the way it was handled.
"It's all going to work out. ... I really want to move be-
yond all this. Ti ef6ciis'heeds to be on how well we're play-
ing," he said. .'

From wire reports

aa f v e



Major League Baseball

Breaking down the Padres-Dodgers trade

> The trade: The San Diego Padres trade RHP Greg Mad-
dux to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two minor leaguers to
be named or cash.
> Impact on the Dodgers: Maddux, who went 6-3 with
a 3.30 ERA in his last stint with the Dodgers, is back for an-
other playoff push after helping them win the wild card in
2006. "He's one of the greatest pitchers of all time, and
we've already seen what he can add to a team both on the
field and in the clubhouse." Dodgers GM Ned Colletti said
in a statement. Maddux, 42, who will replace RHP Brad
Penny in the rotation, is 6-9 with a 3.99 ERA this season
and has 353 career wins. Maddux has a home south of Los
Angeles in Orange County. He had to waive the no-trade
clause in his contract for the deal to go through.

From staff and wire reports


' A

Inside the NL

- a -2 r u.e .
By Allen Fredrickson, Reuters
Pitcher perfect: Since joining the Brewers, all CC Sabath-
ia, left, has done is go 8-0 with five complete games.

Smooth sailing for Sabathia: The changes keep com-
ing for CC Sabathia.
He's facing a new league after winning the AL Cy Young
Award last season, his third child is due in the postseason
and the spoils of free agency loom shortly after that.
Yet the 6-7 lefty hasn't wavered since joining the Mil-
waukee Brewers in a trade from the Cleveland Indians last
month. He's been nearly perfect and is a win away from
matching Doyle Alexander's 9-0 run for the 1987 Detroit
Tigers as the best start by a pitcher who switched teams
midseason in the last 90 years.
"I'm fitting in, then going 8-0," Sabathia said. "I think that
was the biggest thing, coming in and getting used to what
goes on in the clubhouse. That's made all the difference,
helping me relax and be out there and pitch."
General manager Doug Melvin thought he'd get a top-
notch starter when he traded for Sabathia, but the pitcher
has exceeded even the steepest expectations.
"He's won every start, what can you say?" Melvin said
with a laugh. "He hasn't felt the pressure to win every start,
he's just done it."
Sabathia has thrown an NL-best five complete games in
nine starts.
"I'm just trying to go out and keep us in games, and help
the team win," said Sabathia, who also drove in two runs,
going 2-for-3, in Tuesday's 9-3 win against the Houston As-
tros. "We score a lot of runs, and I know if I can keep it close
at some point in the game we're going to score runs."

Philly fans boo Rollins: Jimmy Rollins didn't need
ear plugs.
The reigning NL MVP got a mixed reaction from the
crowd in his first home game since calling Philadelphia fans
"front-runners" last week in a television interview.
Rollins heard a mixture of boos and cheers when -he
came to the plate in the first inning of the Philadelphia Phil-
lies' game vs. the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
The boos grew louder after he lined out to right field, but
they didn't seem too passionate.
Rollins drew the ire of the faithful by criticizing them
during a West Coast trip last week.
"They're front-runners," Rollins said in the interview on
Fox Sports Net's Best Damn Sports Show Period. "When
you're doing good, they're on your side. When you're doing
bad, they're-completely against you."
Rollins tried to clarify his remarks on the same show the
next day. Rollins had a chance to apologize before the Phil-
lies opened a homestand but stood by his comments.
"It is what it is," he said. "People can take it how they
want. It wasn't a false statement. But it wasn't trying to take
a cheap shot aL anyone, either."

More bad news for Wagner: Billy Wagner has more
pain and swelling in his pitching elbow, and the New York
Mets' All-Star closer is out indefinitely.
Wagner had an MRI on Tuesday that revealed additional
inflammation in his left elbow an alarming sign after he
spent most of the past two weeks resting his ailing arm.
The NL East leaders don't know when he might be able to
return to the mound, if at all, this season.
"I'm very frustrated, but there's not much for me to do,"
he said. "I want to play. I want to compete. There's only so
much time in a career, and I want to get out there and help.
We're leading our division and we've got a great chance to
go to the playoffs, and you want to be a part of that."

NL leaders (through Monday)
Batting On-base+slugging Slugging pct.
Based on 3 plate appearances foreach Pujols, St.L......1.076 Pujols, StL .........617
game a player's team has played. C.ones.At ...1037 Ldwck. StL...61 2
games At 9l AB R H Avg Brkmn, Hou. .1.026 Berkman, Hou .598
C. ones.At 98 350 65 127 .363 Holliday,Col..1.013 Braun, Mil ...........589
Pujols,StL 113 402 77 140 .348 Ludwick,St.L ._993 Holliday.Col .....585
Hollidcay,Col 109 422 87 143 .339 Burrell,Phi......952 C.Jones,Atl ......577
Berkman, Hou 123 440 96 145 .330 Lee, Hou. ...........937 Lee, Ho ...............569
Theriot, Chi 115 453 65 143 .316 Walks On-base pct.
Lee, Hou 115 436 61 137 .314 Burrell, Phil S... 7 C.Jones,At ...460
Ludwick.StL 117 415 82 127 .306 Dunn, Cin-Arn...7 Pujols StL ...... .459
Hudson, Ari. 107 407 54 124 .305 Pujols. StL ..............82 Brkman. Hou ...428
Schmaker StL 119 430 70 131 .305 Wright, NY ............75 Holliday, Col ...-427
J.Reyes,NY 122 529 88 161 .304 Berkman.Hou .72 Theriot,Chi....396
Home runs Runs batted in Pitching
Howard, Phil........33 Howard Phil..104 P
Dunn, Cn-Ari.....32 Lee, Hou...............100 Victories Strikeouts
Braun. M!l...........31 Wright, NY ...........95 Webb. Art.........18-4 Lincecum, SF....192
Ludwick.StL........31 Ludwick.StL.. 93 Volquez, Cin .15-5 Billingsley, LA .162
Utley, Phil ..............30 Berkman, Hou ...89 Cook, Col ...........15-8 Hamels, Phil....157
Burrell, Phil..2.......9 A.Gonzalez,SD ..89 Dempster,Chi 14-5 Haren,Ari ...........156
Fielder, Mil..........28 Braun.M il............. 6 Lincecum ,SF...13-3 Cain, SF .................153
A.Gonzalez,SD.28 Beltran, NY ...........83 Haren,Ari.........13-6 Volquez,Cin....150
Lee, Hou................28 Ramirez,Chi.....83 Lohse. StL ..........13-6 Dempster, Chi ..149
Ramirez, Fla ...2..27 Utley, Phil .........83 Zmbrano, Chi .12-5 Innings
Doubles Hits Lilly. Chi .............12-6 Hamels.Phil ..181
McLouthPitt......39 J.Reyes,NY ....161 Billingsley.LA.12-9 Cook.Col.............177
Berkman,llou .37 Berkman.Hou .145 ERA Santana,NY...177
Hart, Mil .35 AtkinsCol ..........144 Lincecum,SF ..2.60 Webb, Ari..........177
YoungAn.............35 Lee ................144 Peavy,SD...........2.61 Linceum,SF.169
Wright, NY............34 Hlolliday.Col.143 Volquez.,Cin .2.73 Games
Triples Ramirez,. Fla.143 Santana.NY..2.75 Boyei, Al.............. 66
J.ReyesNY ...........14 TheriotChi ........143 Webb.Ari..........2.85 FelicianoNY ..66
Lewis.SF.................0 Braun.Mil ...........142 Demipster Chi 2,92 Qualitystarts
Drew Ari..................9 Stolen bases Haren, Ari .........296 Qualitystarts
Rollins. Phil .....8 Taveras.Col ..58 Sheets, Mil ....3.00 Haren.Ari ....20
Runs J. Reyes. NY..........40 Saves Santana. NY ..20
Berkman. Hou ....96 Pierre. LA...............-37 Wilson, SF .........33 Webb, Ai I........... 20
Ramirez, Fla .96 Bourn, Hou ..33 Valverde. Hou .31 Shutouts
J.Reyes,NY.........88 Rollins,Phil 31 Lidge.Phil ....... 30 huto t
Holliday, Col 87 Totalbases Gregg Fla 27 Hamel i .. ......2
M Louth, Pitt.......87 Braun, Mil ..........279 Wagner N ...... 7 abrodathia, MiLA .....
Beltran, NY ............85 Berkman. Hou 263 Comp. games S il .ets, M .............2
Wright, NY...........85 Utley,.Phll .. 262 Sabathia. Mil .. Holds
Ludwick.Sti ........82 J. Reyes.NY.259 Sheets, Mil .4 Hlds
Utley, Pll ..............82 Ranm irez, Fla .....258 Webb. Ari .. 3 McClellan,S,.' .29

By Howard Smitllh, US Presswire
Getting the job done: The Phillies' situational hitting hasn't been great this season, but
Greg Dobbs' RBI sacrifice fly was one of three the team had in its 5-4 victory Tuesday.

Phils extend Nats' skid

By Rob Maaddi
The Associated Press

Werth hit a tiebreaking solo
homer in the eighth inning
Tuesday night to help the
Philadelphia Phillies win
5-4 and hand the Washing-
ton Nationals their 11th con-

Game of the day

secutive loss.
It is t'.. ogcst skid for
the Nationals since they
moved to Washington be-
fore the 2005 season and
the franchise's worst since
the Montreal Expos
dropped 11 games in a row

from June 23-July 4,1991.
With 36 games remain-
ing, Washington will need a
decisive turnaround to
avoid another unwanted
milestone. The Nationals
must finish 19-17 to dodge
the club's first 100-loss sea-
son since the Expos went
55-107 in 1976.
Werth drove a 1-2 pitch
from Steven Shell (0-1) to
the seats in left-center for
his career-best 17th homer.
The Phillies, who entered
1 V2 games behind the NL
East-leading New York Mets,
have won three of four after
losing four in a row to the
Los Angeles Dodgers,
Ryan Madson (3-1) tossed

a perfect eighth, and Brad
Lidge earned his 31st save in
as many chances. He has 34
in a row, dating to last year
with the Houston Astros.
The Phillies, who have
had trouble with situational
hitting, had three sacrifice
flies. Shane Victorino dou-
bled, tripled and scored
Victorino's speed helped
the Phillies score the tying
run in the seventh. After Pat
Burrell led off with an infield
single, Victorino reached on
a fielder's choice. He ad-
vanced to third on Greg
Dobbs' single to left-center
and scored on Chris Coste's
sacrifice fly to right.

Tuesday's games

Braves 3

Carlos Delgado hit a go-ahead double off the left-center fence as New York
broke loose in the eighth inning to rally past Atlanta. Damion Easley deliv-
ered a two-run single with the bases loaded and Ramon Castro added an
RBI double to cap a five-run eighth. The Mets won for the 10th time in 13
games and maintained their 1 V2-game lead in the NL East over Philadelphia.

Houston Milwaukee's Ben Sheets has slumped since starting the All-Star Game for
vs. MILWAUKEE the NL, going 1-4 with a 3.60 ERA in seven starts since CC Sabathia joined
-the rotation.
Cincinnati Chicago's Rich Harden was still looking for his first win at Wrigley Field. He
vs. CHICAGO was 0-0 with a 2.81 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 16 innings in three starts there
since being acquired from Oakland on July 8.
Pittsburgh Cardinals pitcher Braden Looper (11-9) was trying to match his career high
vs. ST. LOUIS in wins. He has walked four batters over the last 28 innings.
San Diego Arizona's Doug Davis is 0-3 with a 7.25 ERA in four home starts since beat-
vs. ARIZONA ing Milwaukee there on June 30.
Colorado The Dodgers had won nine of their last 10 home games. "We're certainly in a
vs. LOS ANGELES good place right now, with a lot of confidence," Dodgers manager Joe Torre
said. "We expect to win when we come out here."

Florida The Ma
*HOME team in caps

Phillies 5, Nationals 4
Washington-. 100 120 000-4
Philadelphia ...... 010 020 11x- 5
Washington ab r h bi bb so avg
Bonifacio2b 5 0 0 0 0 1 .216
Harris lf 5 2 2 1 0 1 .254
Zimmermian3b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .266
Milledgecf 4 1 10 0 0 0.261
Belliardss 4 0 4 1 0 0 .267
Floresc 4 0 1 1 0 2 .271
Kearnsrf 3 0 1 0 1 1 .218
Castolb 4 0 1 0 0 0 .193
Riverap 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Bergmannp 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Shel p 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Manningp 0 0 0 0 0 0
Boonelb 1 0 0 0 0 1 .246
Totals 37 411 4 1 8
0> Batting 2B: Belliard (18). 3B: Zim-
merman (1). HR: Harris (10). RBI: Harris
(32): Zimmerman (34); Belliard (38);
Flores (53). Team LOB: 7
o Baserunding- CS: Belliard(2).
o. Fielding E: Harris (3).ODP:.1.
Pihiladelphia ab rh bi bb so avg
Rollinsss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .263
Werthlrf 4 1 1 1 0 1 .264
Utiey2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .281
Howard lb 3 1 I 0 1 1 .233
Burrelllf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .266
Victorinocf 3 2 2 0 0 0 285
Dobbs3b 2 1 11 0 0 .304
Bruntlett3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215
Costec 2 0 1 1 0 0 .272
Ruizc 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220
Blantonp 1 0 0 0 0 1 .143
Jenkins ph 0 0 0 1 0 0 .241
Durbinp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
Taguchipph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .210
Madsonp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Lidgep 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 28 5 7 4 1 4
> Batting 2B:Victorino (24). 3B: Vic-
torino (6). H:I Werth (17). SF: Dobbs:
Coste: Jenkins. RBI: Werth (45): Dobbs
(28); Coste (28): Jenkins (29). GIDP: Rol-
lins.Team LOB: 3
> Baserunning-SB: Dobbs (3).
Pitching ip h rer bb so era
Berginann 6! G 4 3 0 4 4.50
ShellL.0O-1;BS, I 1 I 1 I 1 0 0 2.06
Manning 1/ 0 0 0 1 P 5.17
Rivera 9 0 0 0 0 0 3.39
Blanton 5 8 4 4 1 3 4.50
Durbin 2 3 0 0 0 1 2.09
MadsonW.3-1 1 0 0 0 0 2 3.11
LidgeS,31 1 0 0 0 0 2 2.06
Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Berg-
mann 25; 92-59; Shel! 4; 18-12; Man-
ning 2; 10-3: RiveCia I. : 1-1 ; Blanton 24:
91- 58; Durbin 8: 35-24: Maidson 3:
10-8: Lidge3: 14-10.
> Umpires HP: West: 1B: Rapuano;
2B: Hickox: 3B: B.
0 Gamedata-T 2:31 Att:44,143.

rlins were beginning a nine-game road trip and were 8-17 all-time in

Mets 7, Braves 3
Atlanta-.. 003 000 000-3
New York-.... 200 000 05x-7
Atlanta ab r h bi bb so avg
Blancocf 3 1 0 0 2 0 .255
Escobarss 4 1 2 0 0 0 .285
C.Jones 3b 3 1 2 12 0 .365
Infantelf 5 0 2 0 0 1 .305
McCannc 5 0 0 1 0 0 .298
Francoeur f 3 0 0 1 0 1 .230
KIotchmanlb 3 0 1 0 I 1 .157
Prado2b 4 0 2 0 00.317
Reyesp 3 00 0 0 0.043
Bennettp 0 0 0 0 1 0 .222
Oh0man 0000 00
Tavarezp 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gonzalezp 0 0 00 0 0 0
Totals 33 39 3 6 3
0 Batting-3B: Escobar(2); Prado(4).
S: Escobar. SF: Francoeur. RBI: C. Jones
(62); McCann (70): Francoeur (55).
GIDP: Reyes.Team LOB: 11
P Fielding-DP: 1.I
NewYork ab rh bi bb so avg
J.Reyesss 2 1 0 0 3 0 .303
Evanslf 31 2 0 1 0 .276
Chavepr-rf 1 1 0 0 0 0 .270
Wright 3b 2 1 0 1 1 2 .291
Beltran cf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .275
Delgadolb 4 1 1 2 0 1.255
Tatis rf-lf 3 1 1 I 1 0 .294
Easley2b 4 0 1 2 0 .262
Castro c 3 0 1 I 1 0 .263
Perezp 2 0 0 0 0 1 .122
Ayala p 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Murphyph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .419
Heilmhanp 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
A. Reyesph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272
Schoeneweisp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 7 8 7 7 5
T Batting 2B: Delgado (25): Tatis
(11); Castro (6). SF: Wright. RBI: Wright
(96); Delgado 2(81); Tatis (37): Easley 2
(37); Castro (24). GIDP: Evans. Team
LOB: 7
> Fielding- DP: 1.
Pitching ip h rer bb so era
Reyes 6 4 2 2 3 5 5.18
Bennett L.2-5; I 3 1 3 3 2 0 4.36
Ohnman BS,2 0 1 2 2 1 0 3.22
Tavarez 0 2 0 0 0 0 4.24
Gonzalez 2A 0 0 0 1 0 3.79
New York
Perez 6', 7 3 3 5 3 3.93
Ayala % 0 0 0 0 0 5.71
HeilmanW,3-7 1 I 0 0 1 0 5.48
Schoeneweis I 1 0 0 110 2.98
IBB: ones (by Perez): Tatis(by Clihiian):
Reyes (by Gonzalez). Batters faced;
pitches-strikes: Reycs 24; 102-63: Ben-
nett7:;29-15;: Ohlniaan 2; 6-2; lvairez 2;
6-5; Gonzalez 3: 16 -9; Prerz 30; 114-,166.
Ayala 2; 8-4: Helnan 5:; 20-11; Schioe-
neweisV4: 14-10.
Umpires- HP: Relilord 1B: Camnpos:
2B: Runge:;3B: Gibson.
> Gamedata-T2:57.Att:50.589.

NL wild-card standings

W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 72 54 .571 -
St. Louis 70 57 .551 2/
Philadelphia 67 58 .536 4V
LA./Ariz. 64 60 .516 7
Florida 64 61 .512 7

Monday's late games

Brewers 9, Astros 3
Houston............... 000 011 001- 3
Milwaukee.......... 100 501 11x-9
Houston ab r h bi bb so avg
Erstadcf 5 0 3 0 0 .295
Loretta 2b 4 0 2 1 0 1.274
Tejada ss 4 0 1 0 0.283
Berkmanlb 5 0 1 0 0 2 330
Wigginton If 4 I 1 1 0 0 .307
Blum3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .229
Pencerf 4 0 00 0 0 .262
Quinteroc 0 1 2 0 0 1 .231
Wolfp 1 0 0 0 1.136
Abercrombie I I 1 0 0 .227
Sampson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136
House ph I ( 0 0 0 1 .000
Brocailp 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wright p 0 0 0 00 0
Geary p 0 0 ( 0 0 .000
Ausmuslsph I 0 0 (10 0 .23.1
bTtals 37 311 3 2 9
> Batting 2B: Quintero (4). HI Wig-
ginton (16): Abeicrorlbie (2). SF: Lot el-
ta. RBI: Loretta (34); Wigginton (43);
Abercrombie (3). GIDP Tejada Team
LOB: 10
> Fielding- PB: Quintelo.
Milwaukee ab r I bi bb so avg
Durham 21 5 1 1 3 0 1 .283
Hardyss 5 0 1 2 0 2 .275
BraunIf 3 1 0 0 1 2.300
Kaplerlf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .304
Fielderlb 2 1 0 1 1 273
Hart rf 4 2 1 2 0 0 290
Hall 31b 4 0 0 0 1 .226(
Cameroncf 4 0 0 0 0 2 2.12
Kendallc 3 3 2 0 1 0 2,15
Sabathla1p 3 1 2 2 0 1 214
Totals 34 911 9 3 10
> Batting 2B: Dlullllam 2 (29); 1la11
(35). HR:Hait 19)).S: Sabathial RBI[:Diui-
a1135 3 (38): Hardy 2 (56): llart 2 (76);
Sahalthia 2 (.4) Team LOB:li
> Fielding I:: H. (Ii 12 .T DP: I.
Pitching ip i rer bb so era
WolL.81 1 4 5 6 6) 3 5 4.81
Sam1pson I 0( 0 0 0 0 .1.1II
Biocail 1 3 I I 0 2 4.1)07
W liglht I 1 1 I1 0 3 -.4I
Geary I 2 1 1 0 0 2.45
S1baflll1.,-O8 0 9 11 1 2 2 9 1 60
IBB: Kendall (v V IWoll'. HBIP: Firkli (h
Wolf). Batters faced; pitches-strikes:
Wolf21: 86-54:; SIlmp)ln 3: 8-5; :uocail
6. 20-14, Wright 4I: 16-10, (,eaty 5; 13-
11; Sal)athila 0, 130 -88.
o> Umnpires HP: lass,ugna; IB: Kulpa:
2B: Scott; 3B: llihn.
C Game data -T 2 .14. Alt: .1 ,91.

I I I m 7

Results, upcoming games
Monday Thursday
Pit. 5, N.Y. 2 Cin. at Chi., 2:20
S.F. 5,Atl.2 Col. atL.A.,3:10
Mil. 9, Hou. 3 Fla. at S.F., 3:45
Atl.at N.Y., 7:10
S.D. at Ari., 9:40

Was. at Chi., 2:20 ,
L.A. at Phi., 7:05
Hou. at N.Y., 7:10
Pit. at Mil., 8:05
Cin. at Col., 9:05
Fla. at Ari., 9:40
S.D. at S.F., 10:15

National League notes

Arizona: LF Eric Byrnes
(torn left hamstring) said he
probably won't play the rest of
the season. Byrnes, who hasn't
played since June 30, declined
surgery and is going through re-
hab instead. ... LHP Randy
Johnson has seven quality
starts (six innings pitched, three
earned runs or less) in his last
eight outings, including Sunday,
when he lost to Houston for the
first time in seven career starts
against the Astros.
Atlanta: IF Ruben Gotay
(strained left hamstring) was
placed on the disabled list to
make room on the roster for
RHP Jo-Jo Reyes, who was
called up to start Tuesday's
game. ... RH reliever Manny
Acosta (strained left hamstring)
allowed plenty of baserunners
but did not give up a run in his
first two rehab appearances at
Class AAA Richmond (Va.).
Monday, he allowed a hit and
two walks in his one inning. Sat-
urday he allowed two hits in
two-thirds of an inning. He had
two strikeouts in each outing.
Chicago: 3B Aramis Rami-
rez entered Tuesday as the lone
Cub in the top 10 in RBI in the
NL, with 83. The Cubs were the
only NL team that had eight
players with at least 40 RBI.
Cincinnati: RHP Matt Be-
lisle, optioned to Class AAA
Louisville on May 29 to be con-
verted from a starter to a relief
pitcher, is done for the season
after surgery to repair a torn an-
terior cruciate ligament in his
right knee. ... 1 B Joey Votto
was in the lineup Tuesday for
the first time since Aug. 8. He
was on the bereavement list.
Colorado: RH reliever Matt
Herges went into Tuesday hav-
ing allowed 24 hits in his last
11 V3 innings while being scored
upon in seven of his last 10 out-
ings. He had given up 14 runs,
all earned, in that span.
Florida: RHP Chris Volstad
is having a solid rookie season,
but he's not happy with the pat-
tern that has developed in his
last two games. He allowed two
runners in each of the first three
innings Sunday but escaped
each time. In his previous start,
the Cardinals scored three runs
in the first inning. "If I can locate
and make quality pitches, I'm
able to get out of it," Volstad
said. "But falling behind isn't
easy. It's something I need to
work on, especially carly in that
game like that."
Houston: IF-OF Ty Wiggin-
ton took over in left field after
LF Carlos Lee fractured a finger,
and hit .571 last week. He took
a career-high 15-game hitting
streak into Tuesday's game. "I
have no problem going out to
left field," he said, then was
, jesting when he added: "Maybe
I can move to center, too: That
would be cool."
Los Angeles: 2B Jeff Kent
went into Tuesday batting .465
in 11 games since replacing
Russell Martin in the third
spot in the batting order, right
before cleanup hitter Manny
Ramirez. Kent had four dou-
bles, one home run, seven runs
scored and nine RBI during that
stretch. ... SS Nomar Garcia-
parra, who hit just seven home

runs last season, had hit four in
his last 13 games going into this
week. He also had reached base
in 13 of his last 15 games.
Milwaukee: LFRyan
Braun, who left Monday's game. .
when his back stiffened, wanted
to play but was held out of the
lineup by manager Ned Yost as a
precaution. Braun is day-to-day.
... 2B Rickie Weeks (sprained
left thumb) remained out of the
lineup, but part of the reason
was because the Brewers' other
second baseman, Ray Durham,
had three hits Monday.
New York: RHP John
Maine is still bothered by sore-
ness in his rotator cuff. "It's not
getting any worse, but it's not
getting any better, either," he
said, adding, "It's a pennant
race. I have to suck it up. I still
feel I can help the team."
Philadelphia: RHP Kris
Benson, attempting to return
to the majors after March 2007
shoulder surgery, allowed five
runs four earned on 10 hits
in 5/3 innings Sunday for
Class AAA Lehigh Valley (Allen-
town, Pa.). It marked the first
time in five starts that Benson
had allowed more than three
earned runs in a start. He also
had lasted seven innings in
three of his previous four starts.
Pittsburgh: CF Nate
McLouth was not in the lineup
Tuesday because of the flu and
is questionable for tonight. OF
Nyjer Morgan started for
McLouth. ... OF Brandon
Moss, who sprained his right
ankle Sunday, ran and took bat-
ting practice and is likely to re-
turn Friday.
St. Louis: 2B Adam Kenne-
dy, who was on the Los Angeles
Angels' World Series champion
team in 2002 that made the
playoffs as a wild card, would be
fine with the Cardinals reaching
the playoffs in that way "I love
the wild card," he said. "Having
the wild card keeps you alive.
You don't get discouraged be-
cause you're still in a race."
San Diego: The San Diego
Padres activated RHP Brett
Tomko from the 15-day dis-
abled list. Tomko (strained right
elbow) takes the roster spot left
by right-hander Greg Maddux,
who was traded Tuesday to the
Dodgers. Tomko appeared in
just two games for San Diego
since signing as a free agent
June 27.
San Francisco: c/l B Pab-
lo Sandoval caught his second
big-league game Monday, and it
was a shutout. He also went
2-for-4. He's "hitterish," man-
ager Bruce Bochy said. Sando-
val was hitting .417 since join-
ing the Giants last week. ... CF
Aaron Rowand, who won a
Gold Glove last year, dropped
two fly balls Monday and said
after the game he should have
caught both although neither
was a routine play. One was
ruled an error and the other (a
drive to the wall) a double.
Washington: RHP Marco
Estrada was recalled from
Class AAA Columbus (Ohio) to
take the roster spot of RH re-
liever Luis Ayala, who was
traded to the New York Mets.

From The Sports Xchange


Last vs.
East W L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home Away
New York 69 57 .548 W-1 7-3 27-20 37-23 32-34
Philadelphia 67 58 .536 1 W-2 5-5 26-21 33-27 34-31
Florida 64 61 .512 4 L-1 3-7 27-21 35-31 29-30
Atlanta 56 70 .444 13 L-3 2-8 20-25 34-31 22-39
Washington 44.82 .349 25 L-1 0-10 16-29 23-39 21-43
Last vs.
Central W L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home Away
Chicago 76 48 .613 W-1 8-2 33-22 45-17 31-31
Milwaukee 72 54 .571 5 W-1 7-3 31-23 37-23 35-31
St. Louis 70 57 .551 7V L-1 6-4 28-27 33-28 37-29
Houston 63 62 .504 131 L-1 7-3 26-29 34-28 29-34
Pittsburgh 56 69 .448 201'/ W-1 3-7 25-29 34-31 22-38
Cincinnati 55 70 .440 211/2 W- 3-7 19-32 32-33 23-37
Last vs.
West W L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home Away
Arizona 64 60 .516 L-1 5-5 31-16 33-26 31-34
Los Angeles 64 60 .516 W-I 7-3 23-22 38-28 26-32
Colorado 57 69 .452 8 W-3 5-5 17-28 34-29 23-40
San Francisco 53 71 .427 11 W-2 5-5 21-22 24-36 29-35
San Diego 48 76 .387 16 L-1 4-6 20-24 27-38 21-38

Tuesday's results

Philadelphia 5, Washington 4 New York 7, Atlanta 3
Houston at Milwaukee Cincinnati at Chicago
Pittsburgh at St. Louis San Diego at Arizona
Colorado at Los Angeles Florida at San Francisco

Today's probable pitchers, lines
2008season opp. 2007-08 vs.opp. Last3starts
Pitchers W-l. IP ERA W-L W-L IP ERA W-L IP ERA
Houston at Milwaukee, 2:05 ET (Lie: Mil., 812:5; Total runs: 9)
Hou.-Rodriguez(L) 7-5 106 4.15 3-4 1-2 24 5.25 1-1 14 7.71
Mil.-Paria(L) 9-6 1370 4.12 2-2 2-2 21 5.91 0-2 18% 5.30
Washington at Philadelphia, 705 ET (Line: Phil., 13:5; Total runs: 9)
Was.-Balester(R) 2-5. 423 5.06 0-1 0-1 6 3.00 1-2 160 4.96
Phi.-Myersi(R) 5-10 134 5.02 8-8 2-1 27 2.00 1-1 20% 2.61
Atlanta at New York, 7.10 ET(Line: N.Y., 8:5; Total runs: 8/2)
Atl.-Jurrjens(R) 11-8 151 3.15 2-0 2-0 13 2.77 1-2 19 3.79
N.Y.-Pelfreb(R) 11-8 145 3.91 1-3 1-3 22 6.85 2-1 181 3.93
Cincinnati at Chicago, 805 ET (Line: Chi., 11:5; Total runs: No total)
Cin.-Arroyo(R) 10-10 143% 5.51 5-6 1-3 37 4.30 1-2 18 3.93
Chi.-Lillv(L) 12-6 154 4.32 1-3 1-3 35% 4.79 2-0 19% 3.20
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8:15 ET (Line: St.L., 2:1; Total runs: 9)
Pit.-Davis(R) 1-2 20 1.80 0-1 13 1.38
StL.-Wellemeyer(R) 10-4 142i 3.79 3-1 2-0 36 2.97 2-0 20 1.77
San Diego at Arizona, 9:40 ET (Line: Ari., 7V:5; Total runs: 7)
S.D.-Peavy(R) 9-8 134 2.61 11-10 4-2 44 3.05 1-2 20 2.25
Ari.-Haren(R) 13-6 167 2.96 2-1 2-1 21 2.14 2-1 19 5.59
Colorado at Los Angeles, 10:10 ET (Line: L.A., 9:5; Total runs: 7)
Col.-Francis(L) 3-8 l11 5.74 5-2 4-1 46 2.53 0-1 17 6.23
L.A.-BillingsleyR) 12-9 156 3.10 0-2 0-2 16 5.63 1-0 18 3.50
Florida at San Francisco, 10:15 ET (Line: S.E, 6:5; Total runs: 7)
Fla.-Olsen(L) 6-8 154 4.03 1-2 0-2 105 6.10 0-2 18 4.00
S..E-Cain(R) 8-9 169 3.57 1-0 1-0 20 3.60 2-0 20% 2.61
Lines by Danny Sheridan


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National Football League

NFL notes

By Michael Conioy, Al'
Guided tour: Colts President Bill Polian
shows off the team's new domed stadium.

Henry receives

another chance

From wire reports
With wide receivers Chad Johnson and
T.J. Houshmandzadeh injured, the Cincin-
nati Bengals brought back troubled Chris
Henry on Tuesday, a move their coach had
ruled out a month earlier as inappropriate.
The signing raises questions about the
team's commitment to holding players ac-
countable for their actions. Henry must
serve a four-game NFL suspension his
third such punishment before he can
fully rejoin the team.
The move follows coach Marvin Lewis'
announcement shortly before training
camp that the team had permanently
parted ways with the receiver, who has
been arrested five times since he joined
the Bengals. Henry said he was interested
in rejoining Cincinnati.
"I'm not interested," Lewis said July 22,,
"I don't think it would be productive for
our football team. You have to be a pro-
ductive part to be an NFL player, and
there's responsibilities to being an NFL
player. It's a privilege; it's not a right.
There's a lot that comes with being an NFL
football player."-
Manning talks: Peyton Manning
proved he can stand, walk and talk.
Next question: Will he start in the Indi-
anapolis Colts' season opener?
Manning made it to his first practice of
the season Tuesday, then ended his self-
imposed silence by saying he wanted to
play in the first regular-season game
Sept. 7 against the Chicago Bears al-
though he couldn't provide a guarantee.
, "As to when I'll be back on the practice
field, that's still to be determined," he said.
"Obviously, the sooner, the better for me.
My goal is to be back for the first game."
The Colts franchise quarterback had
been kept.out of public view since having
surgery.to remove an. infected, bursa sac
from his left-knee July 14. Team officials
said he was staying away to reduce the risk
of another infection.
Horn blown offt The Atlanta Falcons
cut veteran wide receiver Joe Horn.
Horn, 36, was released Tuesday by the
Falcons, who will receive no return on his
guaranteed $2.5 million salary for 2008.
Horn was a disappointment in 2007,
when he caught 27 passes for 243 yards
and one touchdown after signing a four-
year, $14.5 million deal.
He sat out voluntary workouts, did not
play in the first two preseason games be-
cause of a hamstring injury and asked to
be traded. The receiver, a .1996 draft pick
by the Kansas City Chiefs, played seven,
years with the New Orleans Saints before
signing with Atlanta.

Pollard released: The New England
Patriots released 13-year veteran tight end
Marcus Pollard on Tuesday.
Pollard signed with the Patriots on
April 23 after he was released by the Seat-
tle Seahawks after one season. He played
10 seasons with the Colts and two with
the Detroit Lions.
"It wasn't really going to work out here
the way that we had hoped and he had
hoped," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said.
In 191 games, including 133 starts, Pol-
lard caught 349 passes for 4,280 yards and
40 touchdowns. Last season, he had 28
catches for 273 yards and two touch-
downs in 14 games.
Contributing: The Associated Press

By Jim Corbett

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Trying to crack
the Arizona Cardinals receiving corps
where Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Bol-
din are as talented as any wideout duo
and backups Steve Breaston and Sean
Morey boast proven special-teams val-
ue, undrafted rookie Lance Long ap-
pears the longest of long shots.
Still, the gritty, 5-11, 186-pound Long
keeps catching eyes during training
camp with acrobatic, one-handed
grabs, his quick burst and intuitive feel
for getting open.
* Long's is a survival story played out
across 31 other rosters as the NFL's final
two weeks of preseason games loom.
It helps that the undrafted Mississippi
State wide receiver's tenacity and skill
set have an air of familiarity. Head coach
Ken Whisenhunt and offensive coor-
dinator Todd Haley are well-versed on
undrafted overachieving receivers. They
spent 2000 as assistants on then-New
York Jets head coach Al Groh's staff after
Wayne Chrebet rose up from 10th on
the depth chart to second on the fran-
chise's all-time catches list with 580 re-
ceptions in an 11-year career.
Could Long be Chrebet 2.0?
"Lance has a lot of similar characteris-
tics to Wayne Chrebet just the way he
runs his routes and makes plays," Whi-
senhunt says. "He has a long ways to go
to match what Wayne has done. ...

es with age, and kids, and four dogs."

Minnesota Vikings backup quarterback Gus Frerotte, 37, on his gray hair


Q eote "It come


New Orlean Saints

Which club

will show

up in '08?

By Larry Weisman
METAIRIE, La. Pardon the New Orleans Saints if, in
this political year, they sound a bit like Adm. James
Stockdale, the former vice presidential candidate who
in 1992 famously opened a, debate by asking, "Who
am I? Why am I here?"
The Saints, to their credit, know why they're here.
Two seasons ago, they reached the NFC Championship
Game for the first time, and they'd like to do it (and
more) again. As to identity? Are they the team that
nearly made it to the Super Bowl, or the one that
stumbled to a 0-4 start last season and finished 7-9
and out of playoff contention?
"We're trying to define our team," general manager
Mickey Loomis says. "Are we the team of 2006 that
made it to the NFC Championship Game, or are we the
team that last year didn't live up to our expectations?
Well, we think we're the team of 2006, but we've got
to go out there on the field and prove it and we've all
got to do our job to get to that level. That's the goal."
The playoff berth in 2006 was the Saints' first in five
years and their first division title since 1991. They
were ready to boldly go where no Saints team had
gone before, or so they imagined.
"We got to the NFC championship, and naturally
you just think the. next step is the Super Bowl. Guar-
anteed. We're there," quarterback Drew Brees says.
No guarantees here. The Saints lost running back
Deuce McAllister to a knee injury, fell apart defensive-
ly and closed out with a pair of defeats against non-
playoff teams (the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears).
So close and yet so far. Brees has considered the dif-
ference between the two seasons and remembers
with a certain fondness the feisty attitude of the Saints
in 2006, when they returned to the Superdome after
Hurricane Katrina and "home" games played in East
Rutherford, N.J., San Antonio and Baton Rouge. They
weren't going to let down fans who hung with them as

pick on cornerback Tracy Porter. They signed corner-
backs Randall Gay and Aaron Glenn.
"We're looking for an overall improvement, not one
guy that's going to put us over the top. It's how we can
help ourselves in every area," Loomis says.
The Saints are 1-1 in preseason games but did little
to advance their cause in their 31-27 loss at home Sat-
urday night to the Houston Texans. They allowed 405
yards and did not have a sack.
"You can say it's the preseason and it's going to be
OK, but I thought defensively we were poor," coach
Sean Payton says.
Vilma saw his first game action and acknowledges a
rough transition from the Jets' 3-4 to the Saints 4-3,
while also returning from a knee injury.
"For those two years, I was locked in a 3-4," he says.
"Now, I'm trying to switch gears."
* As are his teammates, only in a bigger way.
"We have the pieces of the puzzle in place," Brees
says. "Year in and year out you know the Indianapolis
Colts and the Patriots are going to be in the mix. We
want to be one of those teams."

By Matt York. AP
Singing his praises: Hard work has earned Lance Long (19) the respect of Cardi-
' nals coaches and teammates alike, drawing comparisons to ex-Jet Wayne Chrebet.

But it's exciting to see a young player
who can do some of those things."
Because of his lack of polish, Long
might make the practice squad rather
than stick as a fifth or sixth receiver.
He has received repetitions at slot re-
ceiver and on kick coverage, though he
doesn't have a catch in two preseason
Teams are looking for that quick slot
receiver a la Chrebet, the New England
Patriots' Wes Welker and the Denver
Broncos' Brandon Stokley. Haley
coached Chrebet from 1996 to 2000

and sees flashes in Long's game.
"Todd Haley called me Wayne Chre-
bet 2," Long says. "Watching film, he
said, 'That looks like Wayne Chrebet
running a route.' It's an honor."
Haley's father, Dick, then. serving a
10-year tenure as Jets director of player
personnel, signed Chrebet in 1995. The
former undrafted Hofstra University
standout rang up 7,365 receiving yards
with 41 touchdowns before a series of
concussions ended his career in 2005.
"Some of the guys call me Wes Welk-
er," Long says. "I feel I've got a long ways

to go. I just go out there and try to treat
every day like it's my last day, my last
opportunity to try and make it."
Long was discovered by Cardinals
tight ends coach Freddie Kitchens, Mis-
sissippi State's tight ends coach in 2005.
"Even though I didn't have great
numbers (14 catches in 2007), Freddie
knew how hard I worked. He called me
prior to the draft and said, 'All you can
ask for is a chance, Lance,' "Long says.
The last two preseason games will be
make-or-break for Arizona's Long shot.
Long has done the math. With Breas-
ton the seeming front-runner for the
third spot created when Bryant Johnson
signed with the San Francisco 49ers,
Long is behind third-round pick Early
Doucet and Morey. .He'll have to beat
out Jerheme Urban or Jamaica Rector.
Quarterback Matt Leinart put in a
good word for Long after speaking to his
defensive backs.
"They hate covering him because he's
so quick and he has great hands," Lei-
nart told news reporters.
Long has soaked up knowledge from
Leinart, Kurt Warner, who sat down and
watched film with Long, Fitzgerald, Bol-
din, Breaston and Morey.
The Sterling Heights, Mich., native
has impressed in every way except one.
Asked to sing for the team as part of
rookie initiation, he was booed off the
stage. "He was awful singing," Whisen-
hunt says. "He better hope he makes it
as a receiver.':


Stricker looks to make

another FedExCup run

By Steve DiMeglio
PARAMUS, N.J. Steve Stricker
was the darling of the inaugural
FedExCup playoffs a year ago, a fan
and player favorite who punctuat-
ed a return from golfs depths with
a career-changing win in The Bar-
clays and a spirited chase of Tiger
Woods in the rest of the playoffs.
With four birdies in his final five
holes at Westchester
Country Club, Stricker Golf
won the playoffs' open-
ing event, ended a winless streak of
14.6 tournaments and earned his
first victory since 2001. He added a
tie for ninth in the following week's
Deutsche Bank Championship, fin-
ished third in the BMW Champi-
onship and tied for 17th in The
Tour Championship to finish sec-
ond in the FedExCup.
The four-week burst helped his
golf psyche and beefed up his bank
account to the tune of $3 million

> Coming Thursday:
FedExCup preview
from the FedExCup bonus pool. It
also capped a long march out of an
abyss of poor play, taking him from
337th in the World Golf Rankings
in 2005 to No. 5.
Now the 41-year-old can't-miss
kid of the 1990s is looking for a
FedExCup repeat when this year's
postseason showdown, which fea-
tures four $7 million tourna-
ments and $35 million in bo-
nus money, begins Thursday.
"I'm starting to drive the ball
better, and my putting is coming
around, so I'm looking forward to a
good stretch here in the playoffs,"
Stricker said Tuesday at Ridge-
wood Country Club, which hosts
The Barclays this season.
While he considers his 2008
steady and he still is ranked No. 10,
he has missed six of 18 cuts. He's
"also coming off a tie for 43rd in the
Bridgestone Invitational and a tie

By David Cannon. Getty Images
Second the first time: Steve Stricker, teeing off Aug. 10 during the PGA
Championship, trailed only Tiger Woods in the inaugural FedExCup.

for 39th in the PGA Championship.
"I just haven't been as consistent
as last year," he said. "My game is
pretty much the same. Just the
scoring at times isn't as good. But
every tournament we're playing in,
if you shoot par, you've played a
heck of a round. It's been a tough
stretch of tough golf."
Despite his erratic play, Stricker
just missed earning one of eight
automatic berths for the USA's Ry-

der Cup team. But he remains on
Paul Azinger's short list for his four
captain's picks.
"If I play well, it's just going to
help my cause, and if not, it may
add some doubt," Stricker said. "I
just want to play well, and that's
what it's always been about for
me. A lot of things take care of
themselves if you play well. I keep
telling myself that over and over
and over."

PGA Tour
The Barclays
Site: Paramus, NJ.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday
Course: Ridgewood Country
Club (7,319 yards, par 71)
Purse: $7 million
Winner's share: $1.26 million
FedEx Cup points: 190,000
Winner's share: 11,000
TV (ET): Golf Channel (Thurs-
day, 2-6 p.m.; Friday, 2-6 p.m.)
and CBS (Saturday, 3-6 p.m.;
Sunday, 2-6 p.m.)

LPGA tour
Safeway Classic
Site: Portland, Ore.
Schedule: Friday-Sunday
Course: Columbia Edgewater
Country Club (6,397 yards, par
Purse: $1.7 million
Winner's share: $255,000
TV (ET): ESPN2 (Friday-Saturday,
4-6 p.m.; Sunday, 3:30-
5:30 p.m.)
Last year: Mexican star Lorena
Ochoa won by five strokes for her
third victory in a row and the
sixth of her eight 2007 titles.

Champions Tour
Boeing Classic
Site: Snoqualmie. Wash.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday
Course: TPC Snoqualmie Ridge
(7,183 yards, par 72)
Purse: $1.6 million
Winner's share: $240,000
TV (ET): Golf Channel (Friday,
6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 6:30-
9 p.m.; Sunday, 6:30-9 p.m.)

U.S. Golf Association
U.S. Amateur
Site: Pinehurst, N.C.
Schedule: Through Sunday
Course: Pinehurst Resort and
Country Club, No. 2 (7,281 yards,
par 70) and No. 4 (7,030 yards,
par 70)
TV (ET): Golf Channel (today,
1-4 p.m.; Thursday-Friday,
noon-2 p.m.; Saturday, 1-4 p.m.;
Sunday, 1-4 p.m.)

PGA European Tour
KLM Open
Site: Zandvoort, Netherlands
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday
Course: Kennemer Golf and
Country Club (6,626 yards, par
Purse: $2.65 million
Winner's share: $441,900
TV (ET): Golf Channel (Thurs-
day-Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon)

Arizona Cardinals

True Long shot earns kudos with Cardinals

By RogelloV.Solls.AP
New arrivals: Offseason acquisitions tight end Jeremy Shockey, left, and linebacker Jonathan Vilma give the Saints
additional reasons to be excited about the upcoming season, one they hope includes a return to the postseason.

they rebuilt their ravaged residences and lives.
"We had an edge in '06, a little chip on your shoul-
der, with everything that was going on in the city post-
' Katrina. Then last year after the slow start, I felt there
were some guys that lost confidence, and you lose a
little confidence and all of a sudden you're in such a
deep hole we were never really able to dig ourselves
out of it," Brees says. "We got back to .500 on two oc-
casions but never really got over the hump. When are
we at our best? When we have that edge."
Hence the T-shirts that read "Saints Edge." They're
everywhere at the Saints training facility, adorning
bodies large and small. They're a reminder, though,
not the cure. That might lie in the active personnel
moves the club made to shore itself up.
The Saints traded up in the draft to select defensive
tackle Sedrick Ellis and worked a deal with the New
York Jets for middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma and an-
other at the start of camp for five-time Pro Bowl tight
end Jeremy Shockey of the New York Giants. They
plucked pass-rushing end Bobby McCray from the
free agent scrum. The Saints also used a second-round

- --i

Wednesday, August 20,2008

S Beijing *


BIV MaII ['^I [')cu ISA 1ODAY
What a relief: Shawn Johnson is all smiles
after her balance beam routine Tuesday.

, By Robcrt Hanashi o, USA TODAY
Success story: The USA's Henry Cejudo, in red, battles Japan's Tomohiro Matsunaga in the 121-pound freestyle final. The 21-year-old native of Los Angeles had won four state high school titles but'bypassed college
scholarships to concentrate on Olympic-style wrestling. "The streets are paved with gold in the U.S. They really are," Cejudo, born to undocumented immigrants from Mexico, said after winning the gold medal.

Ex-prodigy clinches a dream

Cejudo, who forsook colle ge

to target Beijing, seizes gold

By Gary Mihoces
BEIJING Henry Cejudo, a former high
school wrestling prodigy who decided col-
lege wrestling would be a detour from
reaching his No. 1 goal, achieved it Tuesday
when he became an Olympic gold medalist
at 21.
"I did it for a reason, and the thing is
around my neck right now," Cejudo said af-
ter he defeated Japan's Tomohiro Matsuna-
ga in the 121-pound freestyle final.
College rules are far different from inter-
national freestyle. Though he won four state
high school titles in Arizona and Colorado,
Cejudo passed up college scholarships to
train full time at the U.S. Olympic Training
Center in Colorado Springs.
As a high school senior in Colorado
Springs, he was a U.S. freestyle champion
competing at the senior level. Now he is
Olympic champ, claiming the first gold of
the Games for a U.S. wrestler.
"His goals have always been bigger, bet-
ter and stronger. He's always been working
on being a world or Olympic champion,"
U.S. freestyle coach l(evin Jackson said.
Cejudo, born in Los Angeles to parents
who were undocumented immigrants from
Mexico, paraded around the mat with a U.S.
flag over his shoulders after the victory.
"The streets are paved with gold in the
US. They really are," Cejudo said.
Coach Terry Brands gave him the flag,
which had been wrapped tightly and tossed
down by Cejudo supporters in the stands.

"Nice shot from way up in the corner,"
Brands said.
Cejudo said before the final the job
wasn't over until he had the "yellow med-
al." Said Brands, "The yellow medal is the
only one that matters."
The USA won seven medals Tuesday, in-
cluding three in gymnastics. Shawn John-
son won gold and Nastia Liukin silver on the
balance beam. In the men's competition,
Jonathan Horton took silver in the high bar.
Other highlights by the American team:
> In track and field, Sanya Richards led in
the stretch but had to settle for bronze in
the 400 meters, won by Britain's Christine
Ohuruogu. Dawn Harper won the 100 hur-
dles after teammate Lolo Jones bumped the
next-to-last hurdle. Jones fell to seventh.
> Anna Tunnicliffe was as far back as
ninth out of 10 boats before storming to the
gold in sailing's Laser Radial class.
> Led by Sylvia Fowles' 26 points, the U.S.
women's basketball team advanced to the
semifinal round with a 104-60 win against
South Korea. The USA will play Russia on
'> The U.S. women's water polo team will
play for its first Olympic gold Thursday
against the Netherlands. The USA beat Aus-
tralia 9-8 in the semifinals Tuesday.
> Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor
will play in the women's beach volleyball fi-
nal Thursday (tonight ET) as the U.S. duo
tries to become the first team to repeat as
Olympic champion. The two beat Brazilians
Talita Antunes and Renata Ribeiro 2-0 (21-


SR, 1 I h IOI)AY
Surprise gold: Dawn Harper takes a flag-draped victory lap after her victory in the 100-meter hurdles final. Teammate
Lolo Jones was favored and led till the ninth hurdle. She slammed into the hurdle, lost her balance and finished seventh.

At olympics.usatoday.com Medals table

BMX racing makes its Olympic
- debut today. Check out our photo
gallery of preparations and an
interactive graphic as part of our
Ever Wonder series that shows
-" what a BMX track looks like.
., Plus:
i 'Beijing Buzz: As the Olym-
pics begin to draw to a close, fans
snap up mementos. What's the
must-have take-home souvenir?
> Medal standings, sortable by country, by sport
or by day, updated in real time
> In our Going for Gold blog, get instant reports
on the outcome of the men's 200-meter race and
the women's 400 hurdles, to be run at 10:20 a.m.
ET and 10:35 a.m. ET, respectively, today

Through Tuesday's 20 medal events
Country GCold Silver Bronze Total
USA 26 26 27 79
China 43 14 19 76
Russia 10 14 18 42
Australia 11 12 12 35
Britain 16 9 8 33
France 4 11 14 29
Germany 11 8 9 28

USA advances to semifinals A shot at gold

Sylvia Fowles scores 26 as the U.S. wom-
en thump South Korea 104-60 in hoops

The U.S. women's water polo team is
in the final after beating Australia, 1OB

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glitter with
silver, gold
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Nastia Liukin
(five medals) and
Shawn Johnson
(four) helped so-
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By Steve Wiebergf

Fallen Liu not giving up

Liu Xiang said he's sorry. "Very sorry."
In an interview with state-run China Central
Television that aired Tuesday, the Chinese mega-
star said the pain of a foot injury left him no
choice but to pull out of his
heat in the men's 110-me-
ter hurdles a day earlier.
"There's really nothing I
could do," he said.
S Liu's withdrawal sent a
shock wave through a
country that celebrated his
gold medal hurdles win in
Athens and relished the
prospect of a repeat in Beij-
ByAiv,,nchan. Reuters ing, making Liu one of the
Emotional: Liu's Games' most closely
coach, Sun Hai- watched and highly
ping, breaks down. pressured athletes.
He dramatically pulled
up lame in his first heat, saying the injury to his
right Achilles' tendon was too painful to compete.
"I didn't know why things turned out this
way," Liu said, according to a translation by Chi-
na's official Xinhua News Agency. "I wanted to
hang on. But I couldn't. It was unbearable. If I had
finished the race, I would have risked my tendon.
I could not describe my feeling at that moment."
He vowed to return to the track.
"I will not easily give up," he said.
China's vice president, Xi Jinping, the expected
heir to President Hu Jintao, expressed support
for the fallen national hero in a message carried
by the state media.
"We hope that after he recovers, he will con-
tinue to train hard and struggle harder for the na-
tional glory," he said.


BUv lefSwicngr. USA TODAY

S Forward thinking: The USA's Shannon Boxx, left, battling Japan's Ayumi Hara in the second half of Mon-
day's 4-2 semifinal victory, says she has plenty of motivation for Thursday's game against Brazil. -

U.S. women seek

soccer redemption
The last time Shannon Boxx and her U.S.
women's soccer teammates took the big
stage, it wasn't pretty. There was internal
strife, collapse on the field and an embar-
rassing 4-0 loss to Brazil in last year's World
Cup semifinals.
"That's in my past, and I've gotten over it,"
says Boxx, whose contribution to the night's
misery was a controversial ejection. "I've
moved on with this team."
To the Olympics. To Thursday's gold medal
game. To another shot at Brazil.
Rebounding from an opening shutout loss
to Norway, the USA won twice to reach the
Games' medal round, beat Canada in the
quarterfinals and Japan in the semifinals and
now comes face to face with the team it de-
feated in overtime-for gold in Athens in 2004.
Only the focus isn't on four years ago. It's on
last September and Shanghai and a debacle
that started with Hope Solo's angry reaction
to being replaced in goal and ended with
complete domination by Brazil.
The USA and Brazilian national teams have
met three times this year before the Olym-
pics, the Americans winning 1-0 each time.
But Brazil was playing without star forward
Marta and a couple of standouts.
The USA reached the final with a 4-2 win
against Japan. Marta and Brazil blitzed Ger-
many 4-1.
Boxx, for one, won't engage in talk of
revenge. "Of course, there's motivation," she
says. "Brazil is one of our biggest rivals, (and)
there's always motivation to beat your rival.
Even if we'd won that last one, there would
be motivation to win this game. You're play-
ing for a gold medal."

Shawn Johnson. Silvers piled
up instead of expected golds, but
the Iowa gymnast never sulked or
cracked. Finally, she got her gold on
the balance beam Tuesday to cap a
fine Olympics for the U.S. women.
Melting pot. Henry Cejudo tear-
fully wrapped himself in the Stars
and Stripes on Tuesday after win-
ning the USA's first wrestling gold
of the Games all-American emo-
tions for the son of Mexican un-
documented immigrants.
Boxing etiquette. Tajikistan
light heavyweight Dzhakhon Kur-
banov, who had upset world
champ Abbos Atoev earlier in the
Games, was disqualified from his
quarterfinal bout for biting his Ka-
zakh foe on the shoulder in the
third round Tuesday. Evander Holy-
field was in the crowd in Workers'
Gymnasium earlier in the evening.
He was the victim of Mike Tyson's
infamous bite in 1997.

Getting to know ...
Yukiko Ueno
Age: 26
Representing: Japan
Sport: Softball
Events: Today's semifinals vs. USA
Particulars: She's nicknamed the "Orient
Express," throwing better than 70 mph the
equivalent of baseball's 100-mph fastball.
And she's probably the only thing standing be-
tween the USA's softball juggernaut and a fourth
consecutive Olympic gold medal.
Ueno is 3-0 with a 1.11 ERA in the Olympics,
coming off six shutout innings in Japan's 6-0
victory against Canada, Japan and the USA met
earlier in the preliminary rounds, the unbeaten
and thus far unchallenged Americans rolling 7-0
in five innings. But Japanese coach Haruka Saito
held his ace.
The USA knows her well enough.
Ueno is responsible for four of the six U.S.
losses in major international competition since
2004. The 5-9, 159-pound right-hander handed
the Americans their only setback in the 2006
world championships, 3-1, then met them again
in the gold medal game. She was outdueled 3-0

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By Jessica Rinalci. Reuters
Speed thrills: Japan's Yukiko Ueno hopes to
keep the USA from winning softball gold.
by left-hander Cat Osterman, allowing back-to-
back-home runs to U.S. sluggers Jessica Mendoza
and Crystl Bustos in the sixth inning.
Ueno hasn't forgotten.
"Retiring them with an off-speed pitch that
breaks out of the strike zone, that's what I have
to have in mind when I face them," Ueno told
Japan's Kyodo News coming into the Games.

Must-see TV

Today's marquee events:
,On the track: Americans Shawn Crawford, Wal-
lace Spearmon and Walter Dix go after Jamai-
can sensation Usain Bolt in the men's 200 me-
ters. Lots of luck with that. Another USA-
Jamaica duel sets up in the women's 400 hur-
dles, where top qualifier Sheena Tosta and Tif-
fany Ross-Williams go against Jamaica's
Melaine Walker. (NBC, 8 p.m. to midnight ET)
In the sand: Their 108th consecutive win would
give U.S. beach volleyball stars Kerri Walsh
and Misty May-Treanor a gold medal. They
meet a women's team from fast-rising China.
(NBC, 8'p.m. to midnight)
On the hardwood: Andrew Bogut and Australia
are next to take a crack at the soaring U.S. "Re-
deem Team" in the men's basketball quarterfi-
nals. (USA, 2 a.m. to noon)
> For the fastest news on major events, check
our Going for Gold blog and instant results at

Alternate or not,

it's an adventure

No medals for practice partners,

but Beijing Games still a joy

By Gary Mihoces
BEIJING Scott Steele and Nik Fekete
came here to wrestle, but they won't be
going for gold. Their job: practice part-
ners for U.S. heavyweight Steve Mocco.
U.S. fencing team alternates Doris Wil-
lette and Dagmara Wozniak trained with
the possibility they might get into the
team competition, but they never
crossed swords for keeps.
There is another universe of athletes
at the Olympics, practice partners and
alternates whose job it is to give their all
without the glory. But it's a free ride to
the Olympics, maybe a steppingstone for
Games to come. And if athletes with
whom they train make the podium, they
can share in a measure of triumph.
"It would be really cool to compete,
but it's just really cool to be here,"
says Steele, a senior at the U.S. Naval
Academy. "You're traveling to China. I
never thought I was going to be able to
do that."
Third in the Olympic trials after losing
to Mocco, Steele hopes to wrestle for the
Marine Corps team after graduation
from Navy. "So being here on this level
and seeing the guys who compete on
this level and knowing what they go
through, it can definitely be an advan-
tage," Steele says.
He and Fekete have taken turns on
the practice mat with Mocco, whom
Fekete has known since they were kids
in New Jersey. "He needs more than
one human being. He goes through

us so easy," Fekete says.
Alternates and practice partners have
been housed at Beijing Normal Univer-
sity, where they've trained with the
Willette and Wozniak practiced with
the fencers.
"You have to go in thinking that you're
going to help the team no matter what,"
says Willette, a sophomore and fencing
standout at Penn State.
Wozniak, a fencer at St. John's Univer-
sity, says she trained as if she'd compete.
Either way, she considered it a plus. "I'm
taking it in so that in 2012, which is the
year I hope to be able to fence the indi-
vidual, I get the upper hand on the envi-
ronment, the experience, the attention,"
she says.
Willette wasn't substituted into the
team foil event. Neither was Wozniak in
team sabre. Alternate James Williams
was substituted into the final match
with the silver medal-winning U.S.
men's sabre team.
Before the Games, two alternates on
the U.S. men's gymnastics team were el-
evated to the competition squad be-
cause of injuries to the Hamm brothers.
Houston's Raj Bhavsar, first to be
moved up, was an alternate in Athens in
2004. "For so long, I felt like I was going
to get kept off this Olympic floor or any
Olympic floor ... just stuck in this al-
ternate universe," he says.
Bhavsar and Alexander Artemev, the
other alternate moved up, won bronze
in the team event.
USA Judo brought in six up-and-

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Alternate universe: U.S. fencing team alternate Dagmara Wozniak cheers for Sada Jacobson during a quarterfinal match.
While she didn't get a chance to compete, Wozniak did receive a free trip to the Games and earned a wealth of experience.

coming judo players under its "Opera-
tion 2012."
Judo Olympian Ryan Reser, a practice
partner in Athens in 2004, says that
helped prepare him for Beijing. "It was
my first time to the big show, and it actu-
ally opened my eyes to all the pressures
and everything that came along with the
Olympics," he says.
USA Wrestling brought partners Ioi
each of its 16 male and female wrestlers.
In freestyle, Ben Askren, I lenry Cejudo
and Mike Zadick have trained with their
Olympic wrestling .coah !K v\ Mc-
Coy, a two-time Olympian, w'vi a prac-
tice partner for Bruce Baumgartnei in
the 1995 worlds and 1996 Olympics.
"When Bruce won the worlds in '95 and
medaled (bronze) in '96,1 I elt like I had a
piece of that," McCoy says.

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Helping hand: Scott Steele, left, wrestles with U.S. Olympian Steve Mocco during a
practice. Steele was third in the trials but is getting to see the Games atmosphere.



Beijing Games

Jones stumbles to seventh place

Fellow American

Harper surprises

with gold medal

By Dick Patrick
BEIJING Lolo Jones had opened a
sizable lead in Tuesday's 100-meter hur-
dles final. She was two hurdles and 19
meters away from an Olympic gold
medal when the mayhem began.
She was running so fast that she didn't
get her right, lead, leg up in time. After
her foot clobbered the crossbar of the
ninth hurdle, she
*- .. somehow got over the
10 Oth and final 33-inch
highs barrier; But she
crossed the finish line
seventh, sinking to her
knees on the track,
Track hands holding her
& Fe head and then pound-
ing the tartan in an-
guish, as she watched
a scoreboard replay.
The U.S. trials champ and year's top
hurdler not only missed the gold, she
missed a medal. "It was very hard to
pick myself back up," she said. 'Tomor-
row's going to be harder, but what can
you do but try again?"
The medalists would have been a
high-paying trifecta if there were pari-
mutuel betting. The USA's Dawn Harper
won in a personal-best 12.54 followed
by Australia's Sally McLellan (12.64) and
Canada's Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (12.64).
"All three of us were the underdogs,
and we weren't expected to win, and we
did," McLellan said.
It was close. The five runners after
Harper, including fourth-place Damu
Cherry of the USA, were separated by
.02 seconds.
"I'm shocked and sad, but I'm really
happy for the girls that won just because
I know them so well," Jones .said. "They
did the job. It's hurdles: You have to get
over all 10. If you can't, you're not meant
to be the champion. Today, I was not
meant to be the champion."
The hurdles giveth and taketh away. At
the 1992 Olympics Bob Kersee-coached
Gail Devers smashed into the 10th hur-
dle and she bounced across the finish
line to take fifth. Tuesday, he coached
Harper, considered the low hurdler on
the totem pole in his Los Angeles-based
group that, includes. 2004 Olympic
champ Joanna Hayes, two-time world
champ Michelle Perry and two-time U.S.
champ Ginnie Powell.
"I told them I don't believe in totem
poles," said Kersee, coach of numerous
champions including wife Jackie Joyner-
Kersee. "That's what's good about track
and field: Everybody gets a lane."
Harper almost didn't get an Olympic
berth. In the trials final she hit hurdles 8

By H. Darr Belser, USA TODAY
Heartbreak: Lolo Jones struggles to deal with the disappointment of finishing seventh in a race she led most of the way. She
hit the ninth of 10 hurdles, losing not only the gold but her chance at any medal.

and 9 and earned the third and final
berth by thousandths of a second.
"I had to lean for my life," Harper said.
"I was in shQck I made the team. I was in
I shock that I won gold. It's just one big
shock this year."
Harper has prepared a long time for
this moment. Her mentor since high
school in East St. Louis, Ill., is the city's
most famous athlete, Jackie Joyner-Ker-
see, a three-time Olympic champion.
"She'd have talks with us and tell us,
'You can go for your dream. Never give
up on yourself,'" Harper said. "Big in-
Harper followed Joyner-Kersee's path
to UCLA, where she never won a Pac-10

hurdles title. Tuesday she was holding
her Olympic gold. "I don't feel like it's
sunk in yet," she said. "I have the medal.
I'm holding it. It's so surreal."
Can they catch Bolt? The USA's
Shawn Crawford, Wallace Spearmon and
Walter Dix will have a chance to chase
Jamaica's Usain Bolt for gold today in the
men's 200 after all four advanced
through semifinals Tuesday.
Bolt, who set a world record (9.69) in
winning the 100 meters last week, post-
ed the fastest time in 20.09 even while
easing to the finish line. Crawford
(20.12) and Spearmon (20.14) were
third and fourth, and Dix (20.19) had the

sixth-best time in what will be an eight-
man final.



by injury

By Dick Patrick
BEUJING Sanya Richards crossed the
finish line in the 400 meters Tuesday
shaking her head in disappointment. An-
other major championship, another de-
feat. Richards, ranked No. 1 in her event
the last three years, has yet to win a gold
medal in either the Olympics or world
She was unbeaten in 12 races this year
entering the final, where she surren-
dered a big lead in the stretch to finish
third (49.93) behind winner Christine
Ohuruogu of Great Britain (49.62) and
Shericka Williams of Jamaica (49.69).
Richards has lost races before by going
out too fast. This time she said the cul-
prit was a cramping right hamstring.
Richards had a solid lead when she hit
the final straightaway. "I was already
getting up and elated," she said.
But as Richards faded from first to
third, Ohuruogu went from fifth to first.
Richards said her right hamstring
"grabbed on" her at about 320 meters. "I
tried to hold them off and couldn't. I was
just so disappointed. I've never had any-
thing like that happen in the past.
"I was totally out of control on the
straightaway. I was all over the lane."
There might not be a more despon-
dent victory lap than the one taken by
Richards. She had time to speak to her
parents, who encouraged her. She also
had time to reflect on disappointments.
She was sixth in 2004, at 19 and not
yet dominant in the event. She was sec-
ond at the 2005 world championships.
Last year she failed to qualify for the
worlds in the 400, victimized by the rare
immune system condition Behcet's Dis-
ease, which sapped her strength.
"I feel so betrayed by my body once
again," she said.
"Every major championship I've been
to, I've come up short. ... Thinking of
having to wait four more years (for the
Olympics) is way too much. It's just so
discouraging ... it's overwhelming."
Richards hoped that ice treatment
and massage might restore the ham-
string for the 4x400 relay, Friday and
Saturday. "Hopefully I'll get a chance to
go home with some gold," she said. "I
know I'm in great shape."

Bolt has this year's fastest time in
19.67 and is gunning for Michael John- Men's 400 meters: Medal favorites
son's world and Olympic mark of 1932 LeShawn Merritt (44.12) and Jeremy
set in Atlanta in 1996. -- "Wariner (44.15) delivered the two fast-
Kim Collins of St. Kitts & Nevis, who est semifinal qualifying times Tuesday in
also will be in the final, thinks Bolt can winningfheirtsemifinal heats to advance,
do it, but he will need help. to Thursday's final in the men's 400 me-
"If he brings his game, the way he's ters. The American stars have dueled
going, I think he can run 19.5, possibly throughout the summer, and Merritt
19.4," Collins said. "If I'm in front of him, twice beat the reigning Olympic and
19.31 is possible. ... But you have to two-time world champion, including at
have sojnebody that you have to go and the U.S. trials.
catch. ... You need a good rabbit."
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Rivalry adds a dash of intrigue to Felix's 200 bid

By Dick Patrick
BEIJNG Allyson Felix's bid to win
the women's 200 meters will come
Down to automatic timing and a likely
duel against Jamaica's Veronica Camp-
bell-Brown. If style points were award-
ed, Felix might have a lock on the gold.
Two recent gold medalists are un-
abashed fans of the 5-6, 115-pound ath-
S lete, who is more fluid grace than power.
> Cathy Freeman of Australia, the
400-meter winner in 2000: "She's my
favorite athlete of the moment. There's
an aura about her. It's the way she makes
me feel like she's so happy and so free. In
*.a roundabout way, she reminds me of
myself when I used to race except I think
A she's a better athlete."
P Marie-Jo Perec of France, the 1992
Sand 1996 400 champion and 1996 200
. .. champ: "When I look at the way she
runs, everything seems so easy. She's
light. Her technique is perfect. When
you look at her after she's finished rac-
ing, it seems like she did not make any
By Robert DetIsch, USA TODAY effort. It is wonderful.
Special sprinter: Allyson Felix, right, rolled through Tuesday's 200-meter heats, as "Then you look at the time and say,
did the 2004 champion and her top rival, Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown. 'What's going on here?'

"She's extraordinary."
Felix (22.74) and Campbell-Brown
(22.64) swept into today's semifinals.
Four years ago, Felix was 18 and fresh
off her freshman year at Southern Cali-
fornia. She finished second in the 200 to
Campbell-Brown, who had a four-year
winning streak in the event. The winning
margin was 0.13 of a second.
Since then, Felix has taken charge of
the 200. She won the 2005 world title,
ending Brown-Campbell's winning
streak at 42 races, and at last year's
world championships had the largest
victory margin in meet history at 0.53 of
a second, with Campbell-Brown second.
This season Campbell-Brown, 26, who
went to Arkansas and now trains in Or-
lando, has been impressive in the 100,
though she didn't make the Jamaican
team in the event, and in the 200, in
which she has the year's best time
"We have a really great rivalry," Felix
says. "We've raced against each other for
a very long time. I think this race is going
to be more exciting than they all have
been just because she'll be rested (after
not contesting the 100)."
Felix is the No. 5 performer of the year

at,22.22, with three other Jamaicans-
including Olympic 100 champ Shelly-
Ann Fraser ahead of her. Felix is com-
ing off two disappointing races on the
European circuit, including a well-beat-
en fourth in 23.00 in London on July 25.
"You're right; I did run poorly in Lon-
don," Felix said.
But there's an explanation. After tak-
ing fifth (10.96) in the 100 and winning
the 200 (21.82, wind-aided) at the U.S.
trials that ended July 6, Felix made two
round trips from the West Coast to
Europe. She came home to be the maid
of honor at a friend's wedding before
heading back to the race in London.
Felix and her coach since 2005, Bob
Kersee, feel she's ready to improve her
personal best of 21.81. "Everything in
practice points toward that," Felix said.
Her focus is different from four years
ago in Athens.
"I didn't know what to expect," Felix
said. "I was all about enjoying the expe-
rience. This time it's all about business. I
didn't take part in the opening cere-
mony. I've waited four years for a re-
match, and I'm not taking it lightly."
Freeman and Perec will be watching
and rooting.

New routine helps USA's Horton grab silver on high bar

Janice Lloyd
BEIJING Jonathan Horton, calling himself a
gambler and entertainer, did both Tuesday and won
a silver medal on high bar with a brand-new show.
"The first time is the charm," said Horton, adding
that he had been working on the skills in practice
this week but did not pull togeth-
er the routine until he competed
for the medal. "Maybe I'd just
rather be lucky than good."
This medal was the second fori
/ the U.S. men, who won a surprise,
team bronze medal after Paul and
Gy aSti Morgan Hamm withdrew with.
Gymnastics injuries, shaking the team's spirit.
Horton, 22, is a big reason the
program can look forward to the 2012 Olympics.
Changing routines is risky this late in the game,
but Horton and coach Mark Williams knew the
high bar routine he did during team finals wouldn't
dent the individual competition field. He added two
new releases to increase his start value and wowed
the crowd and the judges, scoring 16.175 and fin-

Change is good: Jonathan Horton gambled by adding two new releases to his routine on the high bar for
the finals. "1I told myself, 'Go big,' he said after the adjustments helped him to a second-place finish.

fishing behind China's Zou Kai (16.200). Germany's
Fabian Hambuechen was third (15.875).
Horton's only gripe was a shaky landing. Had he
nailed it, the first-time Olympian might have gold.
"I can't complain about my first Olympics," Hor-
ton said. "It's surreal to be here. I didn't miss one
routine the whole time, even throwing in a brand-
new routine the last day. I told myself, 'Go big.'"
His team final high bar score was 15.70, only
worthy of fourth Tuesday. The gambler spun the
wheel. "I'm not afraid to go crazy in an event," he
said. "I'm not going into a final just to participate."
Williams coached Horton at Oklahoma, where
he surpassed two-time Olympian Bart Conner in
the records book last fall. He won national titles in
floor and high bar, earning 15 All-America honors
to Conner's 14. Williams said Horton was so calm
practicing the new skills during warm-ups he was
drawing stares from his competitors.
"The guys would say, 'Is he really throwing this
stuff right now?'" said Horton, adding he did not
hear the crowd roar. He just had one euphoric
question for Williams.
"When he stuck, he looked at me and said, 'Can
you believe that just happened?' "Williams said.

. ... . I


Beijing Games

Athletes lead

by example to

help others play

BEIJING It took 12 days, but a social conscience
finally arrived at these Olympic Games. No one un-
furled a Save Darfur banner on the medal stand or
unzipped a team jacket to reveal a Free Tibet
T-shirt. It wasn't nearly that dramatic.
But it was significant that in an Olympics where
the Games' image has been so utterly and com-
pletely protected by Chinese government officials
and their IOC and television friends, more than a
dozen past and present athletes showed up
Tuesday to talk about some-
thing other than split times
and how well the buses are
They came to a glistening
corporate hospitality pavil-
ion to support the Right to
Play humanitarian organiza-
tion at a benefit auction,
where a video featured
banned hero Joey Cheek, of
Commentary all people right on the
By Christine Brennan Olympic Green.
"There has been a lot of
criticism for having the Olympic Games here," said
U.S. swimming standout Natalie Coughlin, "but it
has made a wider audience aware of issues that
they otherwise might not have known about."
What a breath of fresh air Coughlin and her com-
patriots were in the midst of a Games so far seri-
ously void of almost any intelligent conversation.
The athletes came to protest nothing but instead to
support the organization that Norwegian Olympic
star Johann Olav Koss founded, and Cheek, the U.S.
speedskating gold medalist, made famous.
They came to talk not about themselves but oth-
ers: new coaches who can be trained in HIV and
AIDS prevention in Liberia, the development and
rehabilitation of safe play spaces in Uganda and the
donation of play equipment for kids in Azerbaijan.
"Where else can you find the opportunity to in-
teract with 205 countries and territories living
peacefully within 2 square miles?" asked Dave Min-
gey, director of Olympic marketing for Johnson &
Johnson, sponsor of both the auction and a unique
medal grant program at these Games that supports
the work of Right to Play.
"It would be such a missed opportunity to not be
having these conversations," Mingey said.
Two and a half years ago in Torino, Cheek donat-
ed his U.S. Olympic bonus of $40,000 to Right to
Play. Cheek subsequently co-founded Team Darfur,
and, in that capacity, his visa was revoked by the
Chinese government right before the Olympics.
"It's unfortunate he isn't here," said 12-time
Olympic swimming medalist Jenny Thompson.
This time around, the athletes don't have to give
away any bonus money they win because Johnson
& Johnson is doing it for them, donating $20,000
per gold medal, $15,000 per silver and $10,000 per
bronze!won by those who have signed up to be
Right to Play athlete ambassadors. That means
Coughlin alone, with her six medals won here, is re-
sponsible for $80,000 for the organization.
Every athlete at the Games is allowed to become
an ambassador. So far, only about 40 Olympians
representing 13 countries and 25 sports have
signed up, including U.S. softball star Jessica Men-
doza and U.S. sprinter Lauryn Williams.
Coughlin said she had two conversations last
week in the Olympic Village with Michael Phelps
about signing up for the program, which, doing the
quick math, would bring a windfall of $160,000 to
Right to Play once he says he's in.
"He wants to do it," Coughlin said. "He's going to
do it. I have mentioned to him that his eight gold
medals would mean 52,000 children would be en-
rolled in the program and 1,600 coaches would be
able to get involved."
But Phelps, who obviously has been very busy,
has not yet signed up, and time is running out, as
this is a Games-only program. "It is a great organi-
zation and we have been speaking with them about
different programs Michael might get involved in,"
said Peter Carlisle, Phelps' agent. "Is he going to be
involved in this? This is not a 'no,' and may well be a
'yes.' He's considering it."
Phelps is planning a "charitable component" to
his post-Olympic activities, Carlisle said, so if he
doesn't help out here, he'll do other things. But
$160,000 just sits there, waiting for his nod. For a
Games so in need of a soft touch, who better than
Phelps to provide it?

Complete commitment: Defending Olympic hurdles champion Liu Xiang, who had to withdraw because of an Achilles' injury, must live year-round in a gov-
ernment boarding school complex and delay dating until after the Games. "We resolve to repay the motherland," said volleyball captain Feng Kun.

Elite athletes made in China

State system

is the center

of their lives

By Calum MacLeod
BEIJING The Olympic Games are
showcasing incredible changes in the
lives of China's billion-plus people. Yet
one aspect of life in this fiercely cap-
italist marketplace remains firmly
stuck in the socialist past.
That's China's state-run sports sys-
tem, which continues to churn out
gold medal champions.
Copied from the former Soviet
Union, the system feeds, clothes and
houses the vast majority of the ath-
letes starring in Beijing. Officials re-
strict their stars from dating or mar-
rying, deduct a large percentage of
their winnings and even turn off the
lights in the athlete dormitories.
Experts say winning the right to
host this year's Games has slowed ef-
forts to reform that system. The hunt
for gold maintains the elitist nature of
Chinese sports and has delayed more
attention being focused on popular
sport and community-based projects.
The communal living imposed by
residence in the Olympic Village
would be unusual for American ath-
letes, many of whom live and train on
their own. China's athletes are gov-
ernment employees, raised by and for
the state.
America's "flying fish," as Chinese
news media have labeled gold medal
magnet Michael Phelps, is free to de-'
cide such basic issues as where he
lives and whether he dates. China's
"flying man," hurdler Liu Xiang, must
live year-round in a government
boarding school complex and delay
dating until after the Games.
When Chinese President Hu Jintao

oy ,Mlcael Isappeler. rPe'/Lly images
Homesick: Gold medal diver Wu Minxia, 22, has spent eight years at the Na-
tional Training Center. "I miss my parents, as I hardly ever go home," she said.

visited his nation's athletes before the
Games, their promises highlighted
their reliance on the state. Women's
volleyball captain Feng Kun told Hu:
"We resolve to repay the motherland
and the people with the best results."
China's system "is very different
from the dispersed training of West-
ern countries," says Liu Fengyan, di-
rector of table tennis and badminton
at China's sports ministry.
"Being able to concentrate our ath-
letes in one place is one of China's ad-
vantages," says Liu, whose charges
are among China's best medal hopes.
"It's easier for us to manage the ath-
letes if they live and train together. It
also means they have better quality
opponents than they could find back
in their home provinces."
After years of grooming in special-
ized sports schools across the coun-
try, many of Liu's hopefuls arrive in
Beijing at the age of 16 to spend the
next decade at the National Training

"Each year they can only go home
once, or maximum twice, for one or
two days at a time," Liu says. "They
are busy training or in competition.
Some of the older athletes are mar-
ried, but, for the country's interests,
even they do not return home much."
Diver Wu Minxia, 22, who won
gold last week, has spent eight years
at the center. "I miss my parents, as I
hardly ever go home, but I'm used to
it by now, and it feels like home being
here with my friends," Wu told USA
TODAY in November.
Martial arts star Ma Chao, 23, an
Asian Games champion who will
compete in a tournament being held
at the same time as the Olympics, is
impatient for a little more freedom.
"Our training is very strict," he says.
"My girlfriend left me, as she couldn't
see me or come to my dormitory,"
But Ma is paid 3,000 yuan a month
on top of free food and accommoda-
tions. He shrugs off the five hours of
training six days a week.

By Greg Pearson. USATODAY
Fanatical: A fan shows his devotion
to China's Olympic athletes, who are
dominating the gold medal count.
"This job is an honor and a duty," he
says. "I compete not for myself, but for
Beijing and the whole country. The
government is paying for us, and we
must pay it back."
While professional leagues have in-
troduced reforms and corporate mon-
ey into Chinese soccer and basketball,
most sports remain fully state-run.
The sports system remains "the last
bastion of the state-planned econo-
my," says U.S. anthropologist Susan
Brownell, a former U.S. track and field
athlete now researching in Beijing.
"Winning the Olympic Games has de-
layed the reform."
Brownell says focusing on Olympic
gold has "maintained the elitist na-
ture of the system and delayed more
attention being given to popular
Rowan Simons, chairman of Club
Football, China's first independent
amateur soccer network, says the
Olympics have set back sports in Chi-
na by a decade.
"The award of the Games in 2001
meant nothing could change in the
system before the great feat was com-
pleted," he says. "They have delivered
the most elite, modern Olympics ever.
Hopefully the debate will now go in
the opposite direction, where sport is
enjoyed in its own right."

One final step for USA's dynastic duo uS. women surprise Italy,
By David Leon Moore savor semifinal shot at Cuba

BEIJING When they take the sand court
at Beijing's Chaoyang Park on Thursday (to-
night ET) with the Olympic gold medal at
stake, Kerri Walsh and
Misty May-Treanor will not
have lost a beach volleyball
match in more than a year.
They will have won 107
consecutive matches dat-
ing to Aug. 19, 2007.
Volleyball They will have won 18
consecutive tournaments.
They will have won all 13
Olympic matches, seven of them on the way
to a gold medal in Athens in 2004, six here at
"Beijing Beach."
If this isn't a dynasty, nothing is. Still, May-
Treanor quibbles at the description.
"I don't know about dynasty," she says.
Then she laughs and adds, "Maybe legends."
Legends. Dynasty. Queens of the beach.
Whatever, if Walsh and May-Treanor defeat
the Chinese pair of Tian Jia and Wang Jie for
the gold, it will mark perhaps the end of or
at least a pause in a remarkable era.
Both plan to start families next year. Walsh,
30, who lives in Hermosa Beach, Calif., is mar-
ried to AVP pro beach player Casey Jennings.
May-Treanor, 31, of Long Beach is married to
Florida Marlins catcher Matt Treanor.
So whether they will be back together next
year, much less at the 2012 London Olympics,
is uncertain. And that helps make this last
match so meaningful to them.
"When we play on Thursday, we're going to
bring out everything," Walsh says. "We're go-

By Jack Gruber. USA TODAY
Titans: Kerri Walsh, left, and Misty May-Treanor have won 107 matches in a row entering the
gold medal clash. "We want to kick butt and beat the Chinese on their home soil," Walsh says.

ing to leave it on the sand.
"We accomplished one goal, to get to the
gold medal match. Now we want to kick butt
and beat the Chinese on their home soil."
Walsh and May-Treanor beat Brazil's Talita
Antunes and Renata Ribeiro 21-12, 21-14 in
their semifinal Tuesday. Tian and Wang sur-
vived a three-set all-China semifinal against
Xue Chen, 19, and Zhang Xi, 23.
Tian, 27, and Wang, 24, have not won a
tournament this year but have won two of
seven matches in their career against Walsh
and May-Treanor. They are the last team to
defeat Walsh and May-Treanor in an interna-
tional tournament, winning two 21-19 sets in
a FIVB tournament in Norway in June 2007.
They have since lost two matches, and four
straight sets, to the Americans.
"The upcoming match will be a tough one,"

Wang says. "But we will not give too much
thought about the result. We need to show
the wonderful process of competition."
The process of competing against Walsh
and May-Treanor has not been too wonderful
for the rest of the beach volleyball world.
In 2004, Walsh and May-Treanor won
mostly on athleticism. Walsh, 6-3, was a force
like the sport had not seen previously. May-
Treanor was the all-around technician, with
superb instincts and ball skills.
In 2008, their talent and skills still intact,
they are better at communicating, at knowing
where each other is and what each will do.
May calls it "Jedi mind tricks." Walsh says
she likes to think they have "a 10-foot rope
tied between us. Wherever she goes, I go."
Which, on Thursday, could be the top of the
medals podium.

By David Leon Moore
BEIJING The U.S. women's
volleyball team, popular in Beij-
ing because it is coached by Chi-
nese national hero Jenny Lang
Ping, has suddenly be-
come a hit for its volley-
ball skills, too.
The Americans are a
surprising 5-1 and, fresh
off their come-from-be-
hind 3-2 upset Tuesday
of Italy, will take on Voile
powerhouse Cuba, a
three-time Olympic champion, in
a semifinal match Thursday.
The Chinese fans will again no
doubt root for the U.S. team and
their beloved Lang Ping, who as a
player led China to a gold medal
in volleyball in 1984 in Los Ange-
les and as a coach led China to a
silver medal in the 1996 Games
in Atlanta.
"It's cool," U.S. outside hitter
Logan Tom, a three-time Olym-
pian, said of the pro-U.S. crowds
at Capital Gymnasium. "We see a
lot of American flags out there."
The other semifinal will be
China against Brazil.
The American women haven't
played for a medal since 2000
(they lost the bronze medal
match) and haven't medaled

since taking the bronze in 1992.
That means three Olympics
and no medals yet for U.S. middle
blocker Danielle Scott-Arruda.
35, a four-time Olympian.
"Danielle is someone you defi-
nitely play for," Tom said. "I was
with her in Sydney
(2000) when I was a
"I've never seen some-
one keep such a positive
attitude and a faith alive. I
would love to see her
eyball with a gold medal around
her neck."
Scott-Arruda has learned not
to look too far ahead, but she said
of possibly winning a medal, "It
would be really humbling. I've
been going for it, going for it, go-
ing for it.
"It would show to me God's
goodness. If you persevere, if you
are determined and keep your
faith, then things will happen. If it
doesn't, you know, that wasn't in
the plan for me."
The challenge facing them
Thursday is a big one. Cuba, gold
medalist in 1992, 1996 and 2000,
drilled the U.S. women 3-0 in a
preliminary match.
"We were disappointed in the
showing we gave the first time,"
Tom said. "I think we're ready to
redeem ourselves."


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On the balk Goalie Betsey Armstrong, left, and Brenda Villa, right, helped lead the USA past Australia 9-8 in the semifinals.

A therapeutic victory

By Vicki Michaelis
BEIJING If not for Brenda
Villa rifling in a water-skimming,
winning shot with one minute
left in the U.S. women's water
polo team's Olympic semifinal
against Australia on Tuesday,
business would have picked up
for U.S. Olympic Committee
senior sport psychologist Peter
"I saw him afterward," said U.S.
coach Guy Baker, whose last two
Olympic teams have blown big
leads and lost in the final sec-
onds. "I said, 'I was almost going
to have to check in for a full
Instead, after a 9-8 win, the U.S
women are on the verge of com-
pleting their Olympic medal col-

election. With a bronze from the
2004 Olympics and a silver from
2000, they will play for their first
Olympic gold Thursday against
the Netherlands.
"It's everything we've
worked for," U.S. goal-
keeper Betsey Arm-
strong said.
The Dutch women
beat 2005 world cham-
pion Hungary 8-7 in Wate
Tuesday's other semifi-
nal to continue their surprising
run in Beijing. Ranked ninth en-
tering the Olympics, the Nether-
lands went 1-2 in pool play before
upsetting reigning Olympic gold
medalist Italy in the quarterfinals.
The U.S. women'led their
semifinal against Australia 8-5
entering the fourth quarter. Giv-
en their history, that wasn't nec-

essarily a comfortable position.
"With a three-goal lead, we
still knew it was going to be a
tough quarter," defender Alison
Gregorka said.
Australia came out with a hard
press and a quick-shot mentality.
Australia forced the U.S. women
into turnovers and held them
scoreless in the first seven min-
utes of the period. With
2:27 left, Australia's Re-
becca Rippon scored the
tying goal on a power
play. Villa scored her
third goal of the game
less than a minute and a
r polo half later, also on a player
"I knew that we needed to
turn it around," Villa said. "When
I saw the opening, I was excited
and relieved."
Villa, one of the team's two
three-time Olympians, said she
was having "d6jA vu" from the
2004 Olympics in the fourth
In Athens, the U.S. women sur-

rendered a four-goal lead in a
preliminary-round loss to Canada
and a two-goal lead in a semifinal
loss to eventual champion Italy.
Then in the bronze medal match
against Australia, a four-goal lead
disappeared early in the fourth
quarter. The USA scored once
more to secure the bronze, but
an Olympic pattern was set.
In the 2000 Olympics in Syd-
ney, the U.S. women played gold
medal favorite Australia in the ti-
tle game. The score was tied with
1.3 seconds left when the USA
was called for a foul.
The U.S. women thought the
Australians would have to make a
pass before shooting on the re-
sulting penalty shot. Instead, the
Australians took a direct shot and
won the game.
A victory against the Nether-
lands could go a long way toward
the U.S. team getting over its
Olympic past.
"It's one step at a time," Baker
said. "We've got a lot of thera-
pists around."

Once forbidden,

boxing a big hit

Hosts fight way
to four medals,
wiping out past
By Tom Weir
BEIJING From 1959 until
1986, boxing was a forbidden
sport in China, as Mao Zedong
banned it because it was too vio-

Tracking Team China
lent and ruthless and didn't rep-
resent Chinese ideals.
Clearly, those days are long
Tuesday night, Zou Shiming
danced into the Olympic boxing
arena wearing a golden robe,
matching gold shoes and a reign-
ing world champion's confident
Zou mugged for television
cameras and timed the pace of
his Muhammad Ali shuffle to the
snug stride of the mini-dressed
woman who led him to the ring.
In a page right out of the Las
Vegas fight scene, the woman
wore knee-high white leather
boots and carried a sign that pro-
claimed what everyone inside
Workers' Gymnasium already
knew: Zou is from China.
Zou cut through Kazakhstan
opponent Birzhan Zhakypov tidi-
ly, scoring a 9-4 victory in their
light flyweight quarterfinal, then
made a great show of pointing to
the Chinese flag on his singlet as
he went through his ceremonial
bows to the crowd.
Afterward, he addressed only
the topic of his new, glittering
footwear before disappearing
down a hallway.
"They are specially made for
me," Zou said of the gold shoes. "I
like this color."
For Zou, 27, to have a success-
ful Olympics, the medal he wins
will have to match those shoes.
His bronze from 2004 is the only
medal China has won in boxing at
the Olympics, and he raised ex-
pectations by winning the 2005
and 2007 world amateur titles.
But even if Zou underachieves,
China is assured of having its
most successful Olympics in box-
ing at the same time that the USA
is flirting with having its worst in
more than a half-century.

By Harry How, Getty Images
Savvy: Zou Shiming has a flair for
winning fights and being flashy.
The only U.S. boxer to advance
to the semifinals is heavyweight
Deontay Wilder, meaning this
could be America's worst medal
haul in the sport since 1948.
But, with no apologies to Mao,
four Chinese fighters are advanc-
ing to the semifinals, where
they're all guaranteed at least a
bronze. Zou had forecast this suc-
cess in an interview with The
New Yorker, where he addressed
his nation's rise in the sport.
"Opponents looked down on
Chinese players before," he said.
"They were happy to take on a
Chinese boxer, because we were
too weak."
When light heavyweight
Zhang Xiaoping advanced to the
semifinals, the arena emptied.
"It's not so surprising," Zou's
coach, Zhang Chuanliang, said of
China's success. "We predicted
much more. Chinese boxers are
fast; agile and smart."
After a victory against a French
opponent Saturday, Zou gloated
somewhat when he said, "Be-
cause this is in China, I make him
very nervous. It is very stressful."
Zou's story also is a twist on
the stereotypical one of Ameri-
can boxers punching their way
out of the inner city.
Zou grew up in Guizhou, one
of China's poorer provinces. His
hometown of Zunyi was a stop on
the Long March, the retreaing
trek of nearly 6,000 miles begin-
ning in 1934 and made by defeat-
ed communists, including Mao.
Suppose any of them were
wearing gold shoes?

Son of immigrants

wins gold for USA

By Gary Mihoces
BEIJING Henry Cejudo, who
was born in Los Angeles to then-
undocumented Mexican immi-
grants and who never slept in a
bed alone until arriving at the
Olympic Training Center in Colo-
rado Springs at 17, draped the
U.S. flag over his shoulders after
winning an Olympic wrestling
gold medal Tuesday.
"I'm living the American
dream right now," Cejudo said.
"This is the land of opportunity.
It's the best country in the
world," added Cejudo, who wept
the moment he clinched his final
victory against Japan's Tomohiro
Matsunaga. Cejudo (say-
HOO-doh), 21, battled
from behind to win
three earlier matches.
In each of his first
three matches, he lost
the first period and won
the final two. In the fi- Wre!
nal, he beat Matsunaga
in two periods.
Then he stood on the podium
as the U.S. flag was raised for the
first time at a wrestling event in
this Olympics. "To watch it go up,
it feels really good," Cejudo said.
His mother, Nelly Rico, raised
Cejudo and his six siblings, work-
ing various factory and janitorial
jobs as the family moved from
Los Angeles to New Mexico, Ari-
zona and Colorado. Cejudo said
his mom didn't make the trip be-
cause of family duties but he
spoke to her by phone.
"She almost did a back flip
when she was on the phone. ...
She's probably not going to be
able to sleep," Cejudo said.
His father, Jorge, died last year
in Mexico City. "I never really
knew what it was like to have a
father," Cejudo said. "But my
family has been there."
He said his mother came to the
USA when she was 15. "My mom
and her sister crossed, and they
thought it was like Disneyland or
something," he said.
He said his mother, who lives
in Colorado Springs, is now classi-
fied as a resident. "She's not a
citizen yet," he said. "If you ask
my mom, she'll tell you she's

By Robert Hanashro. USA TODAY
Proud American: Henry Cejudo
holds his gold medal Tuesday.
Cejudo won his first
two of four state high
school titles in Arizona.
When older brother An-
gel, also a wrestler, be-
came a resident athlete
stling at the training center in
Colorado Springs, Ceju-
do tagged along. "His brother
was actually the guy we brought
in; Henry just followed," U.S.
coach Kevin Jackson said.
Angel, Cejudo's practice part-
ner in Beijing, was with other
family members and friends in
the stands during the final. "I
really couldn't cheer. I was real
nervous," said Angel, who did not
make the team at 132 pounds.
Cejudo said the bed at the
Olympic training center dorm
was the first he had to himself. "It
was lonely, to be honest," he said.
As a 19-year-old high school
senior, he won U.S. senior nation-
als in freestyle. He opted to by-
pass college scholarship offers.
Now he is an Olympic champion.
Then came tears. He buried his
face in his hands on the mat. "I'm
a pretty tough-nosed guy. It just
happened," he said.
According to USA Wrestling,
Cejudo will get bonuses totaling
$65,000: $25,000 from the U.S.
Olympic Committee, $15,000
from USA Wrestling and $25,000
from an enthusiast who pledged
extra for wrestlers who win gold.
"My mom always taught us to
suck it up and whatever you want
to do you can do. That's what I
did," Cejudo said.

USA remains on medal trail

Mowing them down: Brandon KInight pitched 61/ innings of two-run ball in the USA's 4-2
victory against Taiwan that clinched a spot in the medal round.

Johnson hopes Nix,

LaPorta can return
By Seth Livingstone
BEIJING Breathing easier after Tuesday
night's 4-2 victory against Taiwan clinched a
spot in the medal round, Team USA baseball
manager Davey Johnson was able to rethink
his lineup for today's preliminary-round finale
against Japan.
Johnson said he plans to
Should pitcher Stephen Stras-
burg until the medal-
round opener and will start
Trevor Cahill against Japan.
Strasburg gave the USA
seven scoreless innings
with 11 strikeouts against
Baseball the Netherlands.
The victory also prevents
Johnson from being tempted to play outfield-
er Matt LaPorta, who suffered a concussion
when he was beaned during a 9-1 victory
Monday against China.
"He didn't have a good day today," Johnson
said. "He was a little dizzy."
Johnson is also holding out hope that sec-
ond baseman Jayson Nix, cut above his left
eye when he fouled off a bunt against Cuba, al-
so might be available in the medal round, de-
spite being previously ruled out by U.S. team
doctor William Kuprevich.
"Now the fun begins," Johnson said after
Brandon Knight gave the USA 6/3 innings of
two-run ball and relievers Mike Koplove and
Kevin Jepsen finished off the victory against
Taiwan. "I didn't even want to think about not
getting into the medal round, and I would
have hated to leave our fate in someone else's
With one game to play in its seven-game
preliminary round, the USA is tied with Japan
at 4-2. South Korea is 6-0 after defeating Cuba
7-4 in a battle of unbeatens Tuesday, but no
other team is better than 2-4.
John Gall homered and Dexter Fowler had
three hits, drove in a run and scored another
to lead Tuesday's 10-hit U.S. attack.
Team USA, which went into Tuesday's
game leading the Olympic tournament in
team batting (.269) and runs scored (32), was
blanked for the first four innings by Taiwan's
Wen-Hsuing Hsu.
After Taiwan took a 1-0 lead in the fifth,
Fowler led off the bottom of the inning with a
triple to right-center. Brian Barden doubled to
roughly the same spot to tie the score.
Right fielder Nate Schierholtz threw out a
runner at the plate in the sixth, and Gall led off
the bottom of the inning with the USA's sev-
enth homer of the tournament, a line drive to
left-center that just cleared the fence.

USA puts disappointments

in past, will play for gold

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Beijing Games

Photos by Michael Madrid, USA TODAY
Supreme court: Cao Yu, center, drives to the hoop at the Dong Dan Athletic Center in Beijing. Officials say an estimated 600,000 courts are being built across China, where basketball's popularity is booming.

Seeing stars: The NBA's influence on basketball-crazed
China can be seen everywhere. This fan shows off his T-shirt
with a likeness of Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star LeBron James.


Well-worn: This pickup game basketball and
backboard have seen better days.

Jersey city: While the Chinese
national team is popular, NBA
jerseys are all the rage. Jiang
Sheng Kun, right, sports a Los
Angeles Lakers uniform, while
Yang Fan, left, shows a prefer-
ence for the Houston Rockets.

China in hoops heaven

With help from the NBA, game a slam-dunk in popularity

By Kevin Johnson

BEIJING Sweat is streaming from the sharp
ridge of Cao Yu's nose. His shirt and socks are
But there are few other signs of fatigue as he
slashes to the basket in the image of his idol,
Kobe Bryant, and drops in another winner.
Cao, 19, knows he'll never be the reincarna-
tion of the Los Angeles Lakers star or any pro, de-
spite his pickup team's dominance on the broil-
ing courts at the Dong Dan Athletic Center. He's
just having some "fun."
"Basketball," he said, "is really big here."
Make that huge.
The formidable Chinese Olympic team has
won gold in more than a half-dozen events, from
archery and diving to weightlifting and shooting.
It is not likely to take gold or even medal in
basketball. Yet there is little doubt what sport
reigns supreme.
Even before Yao Ming carried his nation's flag
into National Stadium at the opening ceremony,
basketball fever was surging past table tennis,
badminton and volleyball as the favorite of the
The most compelling evidence of that pop-
ularity is spread over dozens of teeming outdoor
courts across the city, where the young and not-
so-young are happily knocking down jumpers
and aspiring to more than respectability.
The favored attire often has nothing to do
with Yao or other members of the Chinese team.
Many of those with jerseys have the names of
other top NBA stars plastered between their
shoulders Pierce, Nowitzki, Anthony, Mc-
Grady, Iverson.
Of any individual athlete, Yao won the loudest

ovation at the opening ceremony. Not far be-
hind, however, was the eruption when Bryant's
face flashed on the stadium's big screen.
"Yao Ming opened the basketball market,"
said Jiang Sheng Kun, 21, decked out in a full
Lakers uniform, "and Chinese basketball is be-
coming more and more strong."
Heidi Ueberroth, the NBA's president of
global marketing and international business
operations, said the market actually began to
blossom about two decades ago well before
Yao's 2002 U.S. professional debut when Chi-
nese television began broadcasting NBA
"Yao grew up watching the NBA on CCTV
(China Central Television)," Ueberroth said.
Since then, the business of basketball has
been exploding, along with the game's pop-
During the season, the NBA televises eight
games a week in China. League-sponsored
camps have been popping up across the coun-
The Chinese government has embarked on
an enormous basketball building boom. An es-
timated 600,000 courts are being constructed
across the country, Ueberroth said.
In China, the centerpiece of the lucrative
business operation is the Wukcsong Arena,
home to the Olympic tournament.
The NBA is part owner of the 18,000-seat
venue built not only for the Olympic Games
but as the headquarters for China's basketball
Inside the arena is like being transported to
an alternate universe, or any other NBA city in
the USA, not China.
At halftime of Saturday's Argentina-Iran
game, Born to be Wild blared as an introduction

to the Beijing Dream Dancers, mostly a collection
of long-legged blond women whose provocative
turns served as a bridge to the game's second
If Wukesong is the palace for Chinese basket-
ball, the weed-infested, cracked blacktop at Cap-
ital University of Economics and Business is the
sport's hutong, or residential neighborhood.
On the back lot of Capital, the play is friendly
and slow but not lacking in enthusiasm.
Liu Yanan, 18, has been playing since ele-
mentary school. He's never seen the Chinese na-
tional team in person, but he doesn't seem to
feel as if he has to.
There is simple enjoyment in firing shots at a
bare rim where he can mimic his favorite player,
Qiao Dan (Michael Jordan).
Liu Yao plays at Capital about five times a
week. And his fluid ball-handling skills show it.
Liu's parents played badminton and table tennis.
He learned basketball from a middle school
teacher. "They think it's OK," Liu said.
At Dong Dan, players pay 15 yuan (about $2)
for the privilege of competing on its modern,
lighted courts. It's 29-year-old Mao Chuan's first
time playing there, and he doesn't see anybody
who might be ready for a shot at the NBA.
"More people are playing, more of the younger
generation," he said, adding it could take more
than a decade before China is competitive with
the USA and other basketball powers.
Perhaps it is just a coincidence that Ueberroth
can almost see Dong Dan from her chair on an
upper floor of a Beijing hotel.
What is the future of Chinese basketball? Be-
sides Yao, two other players have made the cut in
the USA, and she thinks there is "no question"
there will be more.
"All I do is look at those courts."


Eve 20th overall out

of 54 competitors


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BEIJING, China Lavern
Eve was counting on her arms
for one more big throw, one
that would have propelled her
into the final of the women's
But the 41-year-old, appear-
ing in her last Olympic Games,
could only find a best toss of
188-feet, 2-inches, well below
her season's best of 191-7.
Eve, who has been on the
international scene longer than
any other member of this year's
team, placed ninth out of a
field of 27 athletes in- the
Group B qualifying round.
She was 20th overall out of a
total of 54 competitors eight
of them surpassed the auto-
matic qualifying mark of 201-9
to get into the final while the
remaining four made it on the
next best performances.
"Honestly, it was good. I felt
really good," Eve told Tribune
Sports. "I don't know. The dis-
tance just wasn't there. But I
felt good. I don't know what
to say because I'm kind of
shocked myself. I really-was
expecting to make the final
because my training was really,
really good."
Eve, holding the national
record at 209-1, opened com-
petition in the first round with
a heave of 181-2. She followed
that with her best mark. But
on her third and final throw,
she launched the spear just 180-
11 that wasn't good enough to
help her move up the ladder.
"The distances were not
what I expected at all," Eve
said. "I don't even know. I'm a
little baffled myself because in
practices, they have been going
further, even my three steps
have been 57 and my five steps
have been close to 60, so to put
the full approach together, it's
been my nightmare."
German Christina Obergfoll
topped the field with her best
mark of 221-6 in the group.
However, Czech Republic's
Barbara Spotakova took the
top spot overall with her toss of
221-1 to lead group A.
The world and Olympic
record holder, Cuban Osleidys
Menendez, just barely got into
the final in the seventh spot
with her best heave of 198-6.
"I don't know. I've seen her
struggle like that all year," said
Eve of Menendez, who is her
on-and-off training partner. "I
was kind of surprised that 60
metres was her best. I was like
Eve said: "I felt I could have
been right up there with them.
It's just a matter of who's on
ahd who's not. It's just a matter
of who's day it is and today was
not my day."
Looking back at her perfor-
mance, Eve said she felt good
about the 57 throw, but the dis-
tance wasn't there. On her final
throw, she said she tried to
speed it up, but it didn't work
either. "We only had three
throws and there's nothing
much you can do with three
throws," she said. "Normally
niy big throws come after three
"One of the things that I've
been trying to do this year is

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to work on my first throw. I
didn't have any meets at all.
Being a javelin thrower, the
more meets you compete in,

the more consistency you will
have. This year, I just haven't
had the meets."
While Eve's performance

probably won't allow her to get
into any more meets this year,
she said she's not ready to offi-
cially announce her retirement

Eve said she's still healthy
and will relish what she did
here before she says anything.

Sports Reporter

BEIJING, China For
as long as she can remem-
ber, Lavern Eve and
Jackie Edwards have
traveled and shared
rooms together on many
national teams, including
five appearances in the
Olympic Games.
But Eve, the 41-year-
old javelin specialist, said
she couldn't believe the
stress that Edwards had
to endure to compete in
the long jump once again.
"I honestly believe that
it's truly a crying shame
to put an athlete through
what she went through,"
Eve said. "If she quali-
fied, you qualified.
There's no questions
asked. They made the
rules that if you qualify A
or B, you are eligible to
"So I think they put her
under too much stress
and they were wrong for
doing that. That's just
Unable to see what
Edwards did as she was
competing at the same
time yesterday, Eve said
the controversy that
almost prevented
Edwards from taking part
in the Olympics certainly
had a negative effect on
her performance.
"I've never seen her
liki:thig We spoke. when
1 h this was gonmg on .'-
and she was really dis-
traught," Eve said. "This
is something that an ath-
lete works so hard for all
year long, to be here at
this moment.
"To take that away
from them without any
explanation or any rea-
soning, it's not fair. This is
our moment. This is what
we live for. This is the
Olympics. To sweep that
from under you like that,
it's just wrong."
With Edwards failing to
meet the mark in her
three jumps, she didn't
get a chance to prove her
critics wrong.
Eve, who also missed
qualifying for the final
after she was ninth in her
group and 20th overall
with a best throw of 188-
feet, 2-inches, said if she
was in Edwards' shoes,
she doesn't know what
she would have done.
"Jackie took the right
approach. She appealed
the decision, but all of
that was still lingering in
her mind when she came
here," Eve said. "The
stress just took a whole
lot out of her body."
Eve said she just wished
that 37-year-old Edwards
would have performed
much better, considering
the circumstances.



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'Q' Ferguson force to be

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Senior Sports Reporter
BEIJING, China Sheni-
qua "Q" Ferguson didn't come
into the XXIX Olympic
Games with any high expec-
tations. She only wanted to
prove that she is going to be a
force to be reckoned with in
the future.
Eighteen-year-old Ferguson
made it to the quarterfinal of
the women's 200 metres at the
Bird's Nest National Stadium,
just falling short of joining her
idol Debbie Ferguson-McKen-
zie in today's semifinal.
"i'm just glad I ended my
season off healthy," said Fer-
guson, who had a vigorous
year that started in college and
ended at the World Junior

Championships before she
came here to make her transi-
tion from one level to the next.
The National Junior College
double sprint champion for
Southwest Missouri and the
World Junior's 200 champion
ran 23.33 seconds for fourth
place in heat five to get out of
the preliminaries in the morn-
ing session.
The heat was won by
defending Olympic champion
Veronica Campbell-Brown in
The 24th qualifier overall
came back in the quarterfinal
in the afternoon session and
clocked 23.61 as she struggled
down the stretch, coming off
the curve behind the pack run-
ning out of lane eight for the
eighth and final spot.
"I was in lane eight, but I

wasn't checking for that
because I just wanted to get
off the curve and power
home," she said. "But unfor-
tunately, I didn't get off the
curve as I wanted to, so I had
to run harder on the home
Russian Yuliya Cher-
moshansaya took the tape in
Ferguson would wind up in
29th place, but it was not good
enough for her to advance to
today's semifinal in the top 12
with Ferguson-McKenzie. But

she noted that she was pleased
to have competed in two
rounds of her Olympic debut.
"A lot of people may say it's
not a good experience, but I
am only 18," she said. "I have
plenty more Olympics to come
back...I'm looking forward to
2012 and I am looking for the
gold medal."
However, Ferguson said this
would definitely'be a learning
experience for her.
She said "the first round was
better because I didn't do what
I was supposed to be doing in
between the rounds. But there
isn't anything I can do now."
Ferguson said her Olympic
trip was very beneficial
because she got to hang out
with Ferguson-McKenzie, vet-
eran Chandra Sturrup and
Chris "Bay" Brown and she
found out just how serious
they take the sport.
. "I honen all of that rubs off

2 84) ,on me," shesaid.
And when asked about com-
S' peting at this level, Ferguson
t said: "It's totally different from
the junior level. I think this
was a real eye opener, closing
out my junior season. Next
year, I'm going to be there."
Watch out Berlin, Ferguson
says she's on her way to her
first IAAF World Champi-I
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SHENIQUA 'Q' FERGUSON (second from left above and far right) ran 23.33 seconds for fourth.place in heat five to get out of the preliminaries in the morning session. She came back in the quarterfinal in the afternoon
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Senior Spq*ts Reporter
BEIJING, China Shamar Sands came real-
ly close to making it to the semifinal of the
men's 110 metre hurdles. He just missed it by
three spots and about two tenths of a second.
Competing in lane seen at his first Olympic
Games, Sands clocked 13.55 seconds for sev-
enth place in the second of seen heats yesterday
at the Bird's Nest National Stadium.
The difference came in the middle of the race
as he wasn't as smooth going oer the hurdles as
he did at the start and the end of 10 rows of hur-
"First I want to give God thanks for giving me
the opportunity% to be here." he stated. "I think
I could hate done better. I came back in the
race. but in the middle, I kind ot hit one of the
hurdles and the guys just ble%% past me."
Had he not clipped the hurdle between the
fourth and sixth, Sands would ha\e been able to

hold on to one of the top three spots to autori
matically get into the semifinal.
Instead, he had to wait for one of the four
fastest losing times. Unfortunately, he didn't,
make it.
The last qualifier was Samuel Coco-Viloing
who was timed in 13.51. Sands and Jung-joo,
Lee, who set a Korean national record, werq
tied at 13.55 behind Andrew Turner of Great
Britain, who finished in 13,53.
"I expected a better race than I ran today,,
but it all started from the start," he said. "
came back, but that one hurdle just threw ms,
off. I think I could have ran a much faster race',
but that's how it unfolded."
Despite not getting into the semifinals, Sands,
is still hoping that he can get on the Europeaui
circuit and run in a couple of meets before clol,
ing his season.
If he doesn't, he said he will go back to the
drawing board and get ready for the 12th IAA,.
World Championships in Athletics next year in
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Jackie Edwards scratches all

jumps in qualifying round

u By BRENT STUBBS "I would have liked to have
Senior Sports Reporter gone out on a better note as
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net far as the Olympics is con-
cerned. It just wasn't meant to
BEIJING, China It was be. I tried my best, but at the
probably the toughest journey end of the day, my mother V
that five time Olympic veteran always said 'if man on earth
Jackie Edwards has ever had has done his best, the angels .
to make to compete in the in heaven know better.' I did .t
Olympic Games. my best."
And after arriving in China's Disappointed with her per- .
capital on August 7, it was formance, Edwards has walked' .... ,
probably the most painful trip off the field many times, but
she made off the field after she never did it the way she
competing in the long jump did yesterday, and it certainly
yesterday. showed as she could barely
A teary-eyed'Edwards was talk at times. 1 .1
more than emotional after she "The evidence of the sick-
scratched all three of her ness is clearly on my face. I
attempts in the qualifying just wished that I could have
round of the women's long done a better job," said
jump. Edwards.
"I think the worse thingyou Anju Bobby George, of
could have is three fouls. I India, Edwards and Jana Vel- w
think I only had it once and it dakova, of Slovakia, were the
was in the finals of the World only competitors to have no
Championships in 1995," she marks.
told Tribune Sports. American Brittney Reese
On her first attempt as the popped the best leap of 22-
fifth of 21 competitors in feet, 6-inches to top the groups. .%4
Group B- Edwards' feet went and go into the final as the
over the foul line on the board. number one qualifier.
The official held up a red flag, The automatic qualifying. .
indicating a foul. mark was 22-1. While Reese
On her second attempt, she was the only one to make that .11.
ran through. Again, the offi- mark, three others advanced
cial raised the red flag. And for best performances. Two
on her last attempt, trying to other athletes made the mark
muster up some extra energy, and the remaining six quali-
it appeared as if it was a good fiers emerged from Group A.
jump. But the official raised Edwards, who came into the
the red flag again for her third meet with a season's best of
foul. 20-10, plans to take some time
A deflated 37-year-old off with her family when she /.
Edwards could only bend over, returns to California.
realising that it was over. Her Then she % ill hate her legs
Olympic dream of at least get- set on her final season. com-
tingintothefinalwassmashed. petting in the 12th IAAF Ath-
Actually, it appeared as if letc Championships in Berlin.
her season was over long GermanN. .
before she got to Beijing. "I just need to be around -
"Everybody knew about the people who care about me. "
road l had to go through to get she said. "Nl. plan coming
here," she said. here \%as to compete next year.
Despite the fact that she so I'm not going to let this hor-
qualified for the B standard rible experience get me down. E
lastyear,Edwardswasnotrat- I'm going to go home and
ified by the Bahamas Olympic regroup and get myself read
Association (BOA) to be on for next sear.
Team Bahamas because of her Ed%%ards expressed thanks.C
performance this year. to her family, the Bahamian
"I really wanted to prove my people, the BAAA. the newlI l
worth for making the team. elected officers o the BOA.
Unfortunately, as a sidebar, I her teammates, and Frankie
don't know if it affected my Fredenricks, of Nanubia. for all
performance or not, but I got their support.
really sick since I've been 'It's not easN. You put sour-I
here." self on the line in front of
Althoughshearrivedjustin everybody and you ask your-
time for the opening cere- self ror the best 'ou can do on '
monies on August 8, Edwards that day." she said. "I think I
spent four days confined to a tried mi best. but I just came -
bed in the Games Village. up really short."
She was reportedly suffering
from a stress-related virus..
"Unfortunately it came at a
bad time," said Edwards, who
admitted that she didn't get
out to train at all because of
her condition.
"I just wished things were ..
different. But I tried my best,"
she said.
Trying to hold back the tears
as she started to cry, Edwards..
said she's going to have to take
her performance in stride and
not define her entire career on FIVE TIME Olympic veteran Jackle
what she did here in Beijing. Edwards was more than emotional
"I knew I represented the after she scratched all three of her
Bahamas well for the past, I attempts in the quahiying round of
don't know how many years,"e s
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