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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: August 21, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: daily, except sunday
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Volume: 104 No.225



rgBEC worker

is stabbed


Damage to


less than a

week before


Tribune Freeport
junior high school in Freeport
was set afire and vandalised
last evening, resulting in con-
siderable damage and costly
repairs less than a week before
the school was to open.
According to reports, con-
tractors arriving at the school
around 7.30 Wednesday
morning discovered evidence
of a fire in the administration
section, in addition to other
damage to the premises.
The school was defaced
with red spray paint and van-
dals had also smashed a glass
window in the reception area.
Hezekiah Dean, Superin-
tendent of Schools in
Freeport, was very disheart-
ened by the act of vandalism
that was carried out at the new

junior school on Sunset High-
"It is a senseless (act of)
destruction," he said. "I can't
even imagine what frame of
mind an individual in this soci-
ety canbe in to go and deface
and destroy a new complex
like that which is just getting
the finishing touches so we
could start school next week,"
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Cash call for
Bahamians to
join fight for fair
court system
JUSTICE campaigners Greg
and Tanya Cash are calling on
fellow Bahamians to join the
fight for a fair and independent
court system.
The couple want all those
who have fallen foul of the
courts and questionable lawyers
to mobilise in a show of strength
against what they call rampant
injustice and a "crisis" in the
"We owe it to our children
to ensure our courts work prop-
erly for the next generation,"
said Greg Cash, who has been
battling the Baptist education
authorities through the courts
for the last six years.
The Cash family's call for a
united front for legal and judi-
cial reform came as they pre-
pared for a new approach to the
SEE page 10


Victim survives attack;
car accident on the

way to the hospital

Tribune Staff
PLANS for the Hurri-
cane Hole marina village
and the timeshare com-
ponent of Atlantis' phase
III are still postponed
indefinitely but have not
been cancelled despite
speculation to the con-
trary, Kerzner Interna-
tional executives told
The Tribune yesterday.
Kerzner could not
provide a date for the
SEE page eight

worker is in stable condition at
Doctor's Hospital after he was
stabbed several times by an
attacker in Abaco.
According to Chief Supt.
Basil Rahming, officer-in-
charge of the Marsh Harbour
Station, around 10.50am on
Tuesday a nurse on duty at the
Government Clinic informed
one of his officers that a man
had been brought there suffer-
ing from stab wounds to the
Officers headed to the clinic
where they saw Gregory Agano

of Dundas Town, a technician
employed by BEC in Marsh
Harbour, being treated for
wounds to his abdomen, left
shoulder and right arm.
Agano told the officers that
he had been at work when he
remembered that he left his
medication home.
He said he drove to the sec-
ond floor apartment he shares
with his girlfriend on Forest
Drive in Dundas Town to get
his pills.
SEE page 10

'No foreign threat to Bahamian
business interests' under EPA
Tribune Staff Reporter
FOREIGN trade will not threaten
Bahamian business interests under
the European Partnership Agree-
ment, Finance Minister Zhivargo
Laing assured-Bahamians as he
released the Government Services
Offer yesterday.
The long-awaited services sched-
ule will ensure Bahamians have the
same protection from foreign com-
petition they currently enjoy under
the National Investment Policy, he
"There is no possibility of a per-
son being able to show up at the airport and say because you have
signed up to the EPA we are able to come and work here," the Min-
ister said.
"The services offer essentially mirrors the National Investment
SEE page eight

Loren Klein to continue as counsel
for AG and PM in Senate dispute case

ON Wednesday lawyer
Loren Klein told Chief Jus-
tice Sir Burton Hall that after
consulting his client, it has
been agreed that he will con-
tinue as legal counsel for the
Attorney General and Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham in

the current Senate dispute
On Tuesday Chief Justice
Sir Burton cautioned Mr
Klein that his representation
of Prime Minister Ingraham
and the Attorney General
could possibly put him in a
position where he would have
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School set afire

and vandalised

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he said.
The estimate of the damage
was unknown, however, con-
tractors are confident that
repairs would be completed
in time for the opening of
Chief Supt Basil Rahming
said police received a report at
about 7.30am, from contrac-
tors and went to the school to
Mr Rahming said the cul-
prit or culprits had sprayed
red paint and graffiti all over
the foyer walls and glass.
He said fire was set to a
number of boxes containing
ceiling lights in the teachers'
lounge, resulting in smoke
damage to the lounge. He said
another fire was in the utility
Mr Rahming said investiga-
tions are continuing.

Mr Dean said he received a
call on Wednesday from the
contractors asking him to
come to the school.
He reported that fire had
been set to the floor tiles in
the administration section of
the school, the AC Unit, and
bathroom facilities.
"Some flammable substance
was poured- o4he.floor .and
lit. I suppose the culprit/cul-
prits thought the tiles would
bum, but the fire left bum trail
marks on the floor," he said.
He also noted that graffiti
was spray painted in red on
the walls and doors of the
When The Tribune arrived
at the school, a message in red
read: FUC BAH signed by
Zoe Pound.
Contractors James Edge-
combe of FES Construction,
along with Maxwell Quant, is
carrying out the work at the

Mr Edgecombe, however,
did not know the exact cost
of the damage.
"The police and fire depart-
ment were here investigating
and we are still trying to
compile all the figures," he
"This happened out of the
blue and it is unfortunate that
someone would do this
knowing that everybody is
depending on the school to
"It is a sad experience for
all of us who have worked so
hard to get the school com-
pleted in time for the open-
ing of school," he said.
The new junior high school,
which is located adjacent to
St George's High School, is
completing its first phase of
Mr Dean said that the
school will start enrolment
with just over 300 seventh
graders this year.


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from Companies / Entities / Firms ("Tenderers") wishing to supply electrical power from
renewable sources on one of the islands within BEC's area of supply to:

Friday September 12th, 2008

Renewable Energy Firms wishing to pre-qualify for this project shall be required to submit
comprehensive details to allow the following areas to be evaluated:

i) Experience and past performance of the company on similar projects.
ii) Capability of the company to undertake the project with respect to personnel,
equipment, structure, organization and financial resources

Requests for Prequalification documents or any other information may be made by mailing:

All proposal documents must be prepared in English and every request made for the prequalifico-
tion documents must be accompanied by an application fee of US$100 if applying from outside
the Bahamas and B$50 if applying from within the Bahamas. Documents may be sent by elec-
tronic mail. The method of payment will be cash, cashier's check or wire transfer to a specified
bank account.

Completed documents shall be delivered to the following address no later than 4:00 PM on the
deadline specified above:
Kevin Basden,
General Manager
Bahamas Electricity Corporation,
P.O. Box N-7509, Nassau, Bahamas.
Tel: +1 (242) 302-1000 / Fax: +1 (242) 323-6852

Attn Renewable Technologies Committee (RTC)
EMail: rtc@Bahamaselectricity.com

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Teenage boy

accused of car

thefts appears

in court

A JUVENILE accused of
multiple car thefts was.
arraigned in a Magistrate's
Court yesterday.
The 17-year-old boy of
Young Street appeared before
Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez
at Court One, Bank Lane yes-
terday. According to court
dockets, the juvenile on August
6, stole a white 1998 Nissan
Maxima, the property of Trevor
Brown. It is also alleged that on
August 7, the 17-year-old stole a
blue 1996 Honda Accord, the
property of Theresa Balfour
Rahming. It is further alleged
that on August 14, the accused
stole a silver 1999 Nissan Sentra
valued at $4,700, the property of
Monica Isaacs on August 14.
Court dockets also state that
the juvenile with Pedro Carey,
21, of Seventh Street The
Grove, stole a white 1996 Hon-
da Accord valued at $3,000, the
property of Sherita Bowe.
The juvenile pleaded not
guilty to all charges but was
denied bail. He was remanded
to Her Majesty's Prison and his
case was adjourned to Septem-
ber 15. Carey, who pleaded not
guilty to the stealing charge, was
granted bail in the sum of $3,000
with one surety.

Pair arraigned on
stealing charges
TWO men were arraigned in
a Magistrate's Court yesterday
on housebreaking and stealing
According to court dockets,
Jeffrey Marshall, 44, and
Delano Demeritte, 34, of Deans
Street broke into the home of
Rufus Ferguson at Bay Shore
Close on Sunday, August 17.
There it is alleged the two
stole a $1,600 grey and black HP
laptop, a $1,000 Breitling watch,
a gold chain with a ram charm
and a ram ring together valued
at $1,200. It is also alleged that
,the two men stole a Robe 36.
inch chain valued at $600. a
$500 horse shoe charm, a $000
GucciLlinktchain..a $198.CiatzeL.
watch, a $50 Techno marine
watch, a Playstation 2 wnh len
games together valued a t
$1,000, two gold bracelets %al-
ued at $200 each, a $250 cable
box and a grey and black
portable DVD player valued at
$200. Both men who were
arraigned before Magistrate
Derrence Rolle at Court 5,
Bank Lane, pleaded not guilty
to the charges. They were each
granted bail in the sum of
$10,000 with one surety. The
case has been adjourned to
October 7.

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Secretary-General of the
CARICOM Edwin Carrington
extended congratulations to
Usain Bolt on his victories in
the 100 and 200 metres sprints
at the Olympic Games in Bei-
jing, China. Mr Bolt of Jamaica
won the 200 metres yesterday
and broke the record set by
American Michael Johnson.
He won the 100 metres last "
week with a world record.
"The Caribbean Community
congratulates the phenomenal
Mr Usain Bolt of Jamaica on his
astonishing victories in the
sprint events of the Olympic
Games the 100 and 200
metres. These exhilarating per-
formances completed with
world record times in both
events, which added further lus-
tre, cemented his claim as the
world's fastest man," the secre-
tary-general said.
"The community takes great
pride in this feat which under-
lines the capability of our region
to compete with and surpass the
best in the world. This is further
exemplified by the fact that Mr
Bolt's talents have been honed
at home in Jamaica under a
Jamaican coach."



'Public officials who flout constitutional

rights in extradition cases should resign'

Tribune Staff Reporter
MEMBERS of the executive
and public officials who violate
the constitutional rights of
Bahamians in extradition cases
should be made to resign, accord-
ing to Keod Smith, lawyer for
Dwight and Keva Major.
Mr Smith, who was a guest on
the GEMS radio talk show "The
Way Forward" yesterday dis-
cussing the topic of extradition,
went further and suggested that
these members of the executive
and other public officials should
be barred from again serving in
similar high positions.
"But it is certainly my View,
that wherever you have someone
who knowingly does something
egregious to the system, they
should be punished to the highest
level, and one of which is to be
deprived of the opportunity to
serve in the same kind of capaci-
ty that they had before," he said.
"And that also extends, of
course, to the police. Because the
police also would be aware of cer-
tain things that they- do or did
that were not supposed to have
occurred with respect to both Mr
Knowles (Samuel) as well as my
clients (Dwight and Keva

OFFICIAL results of the local
government elections in nine
Family Island districts were tal-
lied yesterday with the elected
representatives from the various
islands expected to be sworn in
within a week.
On Tuesday, voters from West
End, Grand Bahama; Acklins;
Mangrove Cay; Hope Town, Aba-
co; Crooked Island; Central
Andros; Bimini; Exuma and
Mayaguana cast their ballots for
local council members.
Minister of State for Lands and
Local Govern-
ment Byron
Woodside visit-
ed polling sta-
tions in Exuma,
Crooked Island
and Andros said
the elections
Byron went off "with-
Woodside out a hitch".
"The elections
went on without a hitch and we
are quite pleased. The feeling was
one of eagerness, people wanted
to have the elections and get them
over with. Bear in mind, (without
elections) in those districts the
work in the local communities
could not be carried on with. And
that would cause enormous set-'
backs for those communities".
Within seven days, Mr Wood-
side said; the elected council
members will be sworn in. Sub-
sequently, the various councils
will elect a chief councillor and a
deputy councillor.
The council members will be
responsible for monitoring infra-
structure work, capital develop-
ment and local community con-
Some of their responsibilities
are as simple as providing for the

"Justice has been
seriously breached
in this country
over these two

The Court of Appeal was crit-
ical of the executive for the extra-
dition of Samuel "Ninety"
Knowles while he had pending
matters before Bahamian courts.
He was sent to Florida in August
2006. Mr Smith was vocal in his
objection to the April 18th extra-
dition of the Majors, as they also
had matters pending before the
"Justice has been seriously
breached in this country over
these two people," said Mr Smith
shortly after the two were sent to
His comments to several media
houses led the former Mt Moriah
MP to be cited for contempt of
court, as he accused the chief jus-
tice of impropriety. A $10,000 fine
was handed down against him as
the result of his accusations.
Noting that the Bahamas does
not have a system of recall for
parliamentarians, Mr Smith said

that there are a number of people
in the current FNM government,
and some in the last PLP admin-
istration, who should be deprived
of holding high public office as a
result of their actions in these
"Ninety" Knowles was con-
victed of drug trafficking and sen-
tenced to 35 years in prison in
April. After being given credit
for time served, he will spend 25
years in jail. Mrs Major pleaded
guilty to having any part in drug
smuggling to the US earlier this
month. The judge considered the
five years she spent on remand
in the Bahamas in prison, and she
was let go on supervisory release.
Mrs Major cannot leave the US
for three years.
She and her husband were ini-
tially charged with conspiracy to
import hundreds of pounds of
cocaine and marijuana into the.
US between August 2002 and
January 2003:
Of the Majors, Mr Smith con-
tinued his criticism of the way his
clients were treated while fighting
extradition to the US. They were
kept on remand throughout their
five year extradition fight.
"And the sad thing, which is a
good thing for them now, is that
they are treated more humanely,
and with more respect in another

DESPITE the downpour from Tropical Storm Fay; constituents turned
out to vote for the candidate of their choice in West Grand Bahama.

clearing of weeds in cemeteries
and some as complex as ensuring
that all schools are ready for the
new school year.
Among the hotly contested
seats, reports from the Acklins
District indicate that chief coun-
cillor Roston Cox and deputy
councillor Marvin Campbell lost
their posts. Supporters blamed it
on a low voter turnout.
"They knock out the chief
councillor, Roston Philip Cox, and
the deputy councillor Marvin
Campbell. They lost yesterday
and they were in for two terms.
We had a low turnout, a lot of
people were in Nassau," one
source said.
In June, local government elec-
tions in the aforementioned dis-
tricts were postponed after a court
ruled that the proper process was
not followed in the lead-up to the
Not long after, then minister of
lands and local government Sid-
ney Collie resigned.
Yesterday, opposition chairman
Glenys Hanna-Martin argued that

Eight Mile Rock Verna
Grant casts her ballot in the Eight
Mile Rock constituency's Local
Government election on Tuesday.
the government should not have
held the elections during Tropi-
cal Story Fay, as the wind and
flooding may have affected voter.
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country than they were actually
treated heie," he said.
"It seems almost as if we feel
when you go back to the issue of
sovereignty and how it is being
eroded because.of how we in the
Bahamas do wfiatwe do, the sad
thing is it seems that once -the
request is made, or once whatev-
er is suppose to be done, -e'have

to deal with the impression that
we are prepared to totally destroy
and obliterate our citizens in
order to be in some sort of good
standing with foreign govern-
Sadly, added Mr Smith, the US
treats Bahamian citizens with the
level of respect that they do not
receive in their own country.

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OVER the past few years, millions of
homeowners in the US borrowed more
money than they could repay.
They were living beyond their means,
hoping that sometime in the future, some-
thing would come along to bail them out.
They're now paying for that lack of
responsibility. In the second quarter of
2008 alone, more than 700,000 homes went
into foreclosure, driving housing values
lower and gutting the nation's construc-
tion industry.
There's an important lesson in that
tragedy, not just for Americans as individ-
uals but as citizens of the United States of
As a nation, we are living well beyond.
our means and behaving just as irrespon-
sibly as those individual homeowners who
mortgaged their family's future for a plas-
ma TV.or European vacation.
Our national debt the accumulation of
year after year of deficit spending by our
government is approaching $10 trillion
and growing, with almost 45 per cent of it
owed to foreigners.
And just as overextended homeowners
lost their homes, we Americans may lose
our country, or at least:the, prospW2'i
powerful country a!swe've known it.: T
debt is growing so large that last mdn-t
alone, interest payments totalled $24' i-
lion. Again, that's a single month.
To see where that will inevitably lead,
"we only need to look at the fate of other
countries who have lived beyond their
means for a long time," warns former Trea-
sury Secretary Paul O'Neill, who was fired
from his Cabinet post by President Bush
for daring to insist that deficits matter.
"When you get extended to the point you
can't service your debt, you're finished."
O'Neill issues that warning in
"I.O.U.S.A," a documentary about Amer-
ica's pending fiscal crisis that opens tonight,
for one night only, in 400 movie theatres
around the U.S.
As the movie points out, a country deep
in debt to the rest of the world loses control
over its future.
Most of our foreign-held debt is owned
by Japan, China and the oil-exporting
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leverage not just over our foreign policy but
over our domestic economic policies as
In addition to O'Neill, the movie fea-
tures financier Warren Buffett, former
Republican presidential candidate Ron
Paul, former Treasury Secretary Robert
Rubin and others.
But its two stars are David Walker, until
recently head of the Government Account-
ability Office, and Robert Bixby, head of
the Concord Coalition, who have been
travelling the nation trying to stir up grass-
roots concern about the problem.
The Concord Coalition, founded in 1992
by a Democrat and two Republicans, has
been studiously nonpartisan. As Walker
puts it, "The facts aren't Democrat or
Republican. The facts aren't liberal or con-
servative. The facts are the facts."
But facts being facts, two presidents in
particular come in for pointed criticism. In
one clip, Ronald Reagan is seen pointing
out correctly that "for decades we have
piled deficit upon deficit, mortgaging our
future and our children's future, for the
temporary convenience of the present."
But as he speaks, graphics point out that
1'i Reagan's-eight yeats. pritdeWr,*ti,
' national debt almost tripled,;frotMr909 bir-
li6n to $1.6 trillion.
Thb current President Bush is given sim-i
ilar treatment. In a press conference, he is
seen proudly awarding himself "an A for
keeping taxes low and being fiscally respon-
sible with the people's money."
But as graphics demonstrate, our nation-
al debt was $5.7 trillion when Bush took
office; it will be almost twice that -when he
leaves. There is no curve in the world on
-which that performance merits an "A."
The film does not offer a detailed solu-
tion, but it does express restrained outrage
at the immorality of one generation of
Americans you and I willing to mort-
gage the futures of our children and grand-
children to satisfy our own selfishness.
It's the scariest movie you are likely to
see this summer, not least because we play
the villains.
(This article was written by Jay Book-
man of the Cox News Service).


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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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No deficit of horror in this movie

EDITOR, The Tribune.


evant. I think they want to dic-
tate to the government how

AS A young Bahamian, I the process should go.
am very proud of my country. = I am sorry, Mr union leader
However there are times you cannot be in charge c
when I wonder why people your union and the prime min
internationally still refer to gangsters. The sole purpose ister. I think the time ha
some Caribbean countries as of a gangster is to get what come to enact legislation t
banana republics, they want at all cost. deal with unruly union lead
The demonstration/strike I was beyond ashamed at ers, they cannot continue t
orchestrated by BTC's union what transpired on Monday act and lead in the manne
leader proved exactly why. I and Tuesday. they do... I have no problem
have been a part of the hospi- For one moment, forget with democracy but I do wit
tality industry for about 12 about the economic disrup- lawlessness.
years now, I have never sup- tion and look at it from a rep- I am very disappointed i
ported or been interested in utation perspective. the police force with thei
joining unions. In the eyes of tourists and inaction. I hope this is the las
There are ample reasons for the international community time we have to witness law
this decision. we allowed hundreds of per- lessness being openly dis
In the Bahamas it seems as sons to bring to a standstill played by adults.
if we don't truly understand our financial and tourist dis- In closing I am glad th
the art of negotiations, much trict with an illegal strike while executive chairman of BT(
less the real purpose of unions, the police seemed helpless. has taken such strong legal
It seems as though local Only in the Bahamas would action, he has earned b
union leaders negotiate this foolishness occur. respect. May these person
through fear, destruction, and The mere fact that this disguised as union leader
all means necessary to survive strike was illegal should have desist and grow up, if the
their time in office. given the police the means to have time they may also war
The true art of negotiations take firm action. to learn what being a rea
call for compromise, mutual You would think with such leader is all about.
respect and a sense of where hopeless service from BaTel- The day may come whe
one is realistically in terms of Co the last thing they would union leaders in our country
the economy. want is for more dislike from may need a Ronald Reaga
I guess bully tactics are the the public, however, when you type lesson in negotiating.
way our leaders feel is the best look at the leaders what do Thank you for your time i
way to close a deal. you expect. printing my letter.
I hate to say it but if one The issue at hand about
looks at. the way unions have them not being allowed to R W WRIGHT
intimidated leaders in our have members on a privatisa- Exuma,
country and others, they, in tion committees almost irrel- Bahamas.
my opinion, should be called August 14,2008.

BTC workers hold country hostage

EDITOR, The Tribune.
STOP! Think for a second you have a group
of unionised public utility workers, who are over-
paid, inefficient and downright selfish and per-
forming illegal actions and in the process holding
the country hostage? What do you think Vladimar




Putin would do if he were placed in a similar sit-
uation? Well Mr Turnquest and Mr Laing pre-
tend you are Mr Putin and stop apologising.
August, 2008.

Appalled by Simeon Hall allegations

EDITOR, The Tribune.
I WAS appalled at the alle-
gations of the Rev Simeon
Hall in The Tribune the other
day. How ca'n anyone person
be blamed for something that
only the individual person has
control over to do?
Perhaps the Reverend has
someone else take his arm, lift

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licenses or the shop owner
selling the liquor, but the per-
son who walks into the liquor
store or bar and purchases the
liquor themselves.
The Reverend should read
his Bible and see that all
things happening in this day
and age are from the written
Word and it has only been a
small indication of what is to
One of our nation's biggest

problems are the "Christians"
of our society, they appear to
be religious and quote the
Bible but their lives are from
what they should be living
according to Scripture.
It appears there are more
Sadducees and hypocrites
than Christians in our society
and our choices leave much
to be desired, but the blame is
still on the one that makes the
choice, the individual.
July 26, 2008.

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the next generation'


PRIME Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham is being asked by a group of
young marine scientists to pass
new legislation to preserve the
Bahamas' natural assets for the
next generation.
The new group, the Young
Bahamian Marine Scientists
(YBMS), appealed to Mr Ingra-
ham in a letter to suspend all cur-
rent and future dredging activi-
ties in the Bahamas, including the
work going on at Albany.
"As the custodians of this
Bahamian environment, we are
concerned about the current envi-
ronmental state of affairs. We
recognize the detrimental socio-
economic and environmental
affects that these continuous envi-
ronmental degradation events of
business will have on the
"We are cognisant of the nat-
ural benefits that the environment
plays in our daily lives. As young
future leaders, we refuse to sit
back and passively watch the
destruction of our resources,
which include, but are not limited
to beaches, wetlands, coastlines,
reefs systems and our fresh water
resources," YBMS said.
The group also asked of the
government to establish and
implement "best practices" leg-
islation to protect the country's
beaches, shorelines, coral reefs,
native wetlands, and potable
water. "We recognize that tourist
destination development within
the Bahamas provides great ben-
efits to the Bahamian community,
however, we consider premedi-
tated environmental degradation
as a result of unsustainable devel-
opment unacceptable," the group
The young marine scientists

Young marine scientists call

on PM to suspend dredging

AN AERIAL PICTURE of the work at Abany, one of the sites where the group
wants Mr Ingraham to put a halt to dredging.

said that if unsustainable devel-
opment continues at the current
rate, "your generation, inclusive
of the current and former gov-
ernment, will be leaving our gen-
eration with nothing.
"In light of these situations we
urge you to take immediate steps
to stop destroying the footprint
of our country. In the best inter-
ests of preserving the natural
assets of the Bahamas for our
generation and those after us."
The group is urging the gov-
eminent to put a hold on the both
land and sea dredging involved
with the Albany project until
there is a full public review; o
protect all freshwater resources
from contamination; to stop
immediately the construction of
channels, canals and/or construc-
tion on or through beaches, and

to enact appropriate legislation
to establish minimum setbacks
for construction near the coast.
The YBMS members said that,
as the future inheritors of this
country, and as Bahamians who
have become educated as to the
value of protecting the natural
ecosystem, they aim to find "equi-
librium between development
and safe environmental practices,
where all voices and interests are
heard and adhered to."
"It is important that there is
accountability and full trans-
parency as it relates to the facili-
tation and approval of economic
development packages, the trans-
fer of land and rights of access,
and the granting of approval for
development in the case where a'
proposed development destroys
our natural environment."

Baha Mar Resorts officials and Chinese financiers in talks

Officials of Baha Mar Resorts
along with a delegation of
financiers from the People's
Republic of China paid a cour-
tesy call on Deputy Prime Minis-
ter and Minister of Foreign
Affairs Brent Symonette yester-
This visit was a part of a three-
day series of meetings and "open
dialog" discussions that Baha Mar
is engaged in with the delegation.
Baha Mar says it is exploring
and assessing a variety of oppor-
tunities and options, and will con-
tinue to meet with interested par-
ties as it furthers its plans for the
project. Earlier this year, Baha

Mar announced that its casino
partner Harrah's Entertainment
had decided to terminate their
joint venture arrangement for the
$2.6 billion project. At the time,
the resort development was
eagerly awaited, as it was expect-
ed to provide a vital boost to the
economy. The joint venture was
reportedly to result in a new Cae-
sar's Resort Hotel with more than
1,000 guest rooms and a nearly
100,000-square-foot casino.
Harrah's decision, to pull out
of the deal came after Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham expressed
doubts about Baha Mar's ability
to meet payment deadlines on

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Janitorial & Maintenance

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation invites
Tenders from eligible bidders for Janitoral & Main-
tenance Services for its following locations:

(1) Administration Building/ Big Pond Complex
(2) Blue Hills Power Station
(3) Clifton Pier Power Station

Bidders are required to collect packages from the
Corporation's Administration Office, Blue Hill &
Tucker Roads by contacting Mrs. Delmeta
Seymour, Telephone No. 302-1158.

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any or all proposals

Russell, interim director of the
National Emergency Manage-
ment Agency said he is pleased
with the performance of his
emergency support personnel
during Tropical Storm Fay.

"I am pleased with the
response of the agencies that
participated in the partial acti-
vation process. The agency will
conduct a review of its perfor-
mance over the past five days
and seek to make improve-
ments where necessary," Com-
mander Russell said.

On Saturday, August 16,
Commander Russell partially
activated the National Emer-
gency Operations Centre and
organised a "core team" of per-
sonnel at NEMA's headquar-
ters in the Churchill Building
to monitor Tropical Storm Fay
as it threatened the Bahamas.

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interim director, National Emer-
gency Management Agency (NEMA)
Kristaan Ingraham/BIS
The team comprised repre-
sentatives from the Department
of Meteorology, the Depart-
ment of Social Services, Min-
istry of Public Works and
Transport, the Ministry of
Health, the Ministry of Nation-
al Security, and other relevant
The team met throughout the
period at NEMA and reviewed
reports from their respective
agencies on the level of pre-
paredness in the face of the
storm. Family Island adminis-
trators were also contacted, par-
ticularly those under tropical
storm watch and were advised
to ensure that residents heed-
ed the alerts and watches issued
by the local Meteorological
By noon on Tuesday, August
19, all alerts were discontinued
for the Bahamas, particularly
Andros, the Berry Islands, New
Providence, Eleuthera, Bimini,
Grand Bahama and Abaco.
Tropical Storm Fay caused
widespread flooding in low-
lying areas, and gusty winds at
times. Residents were advised
to take the necessary precau-
tions to secure property.
NEMA said it wants the
Bahamas to be recognized as a
leader in comprehensive, inte-
grated and effective emergency
management with communities
that are aware and prepared to
cope with disasters.
"The National Disaster Man-
agement Agency is committed
to taking proactive and timely
measures to prevent or reduce
the impact of hazards on the
Bahamian people, its natural
resources and the economy,
through collaboration with
national, regional and integrat-
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Caribbean route with two
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ready for the

academic year

THE government says that
when the bell rings on Sep-
tember 1, all schools in Grand
Bahama are expected to be
ready for the academic year.
According to a statement
released yesterday, District
Superintendents Sandra Edge-
combe and Hezekiah Dean
confirmed last week that
schools are nearing the state
of readiness.
Regarding the new Freeport
Junior High School next to the
St Georges High, Mr Dean
said he visited the site last
Wednesday and that con-
struction of the structures was
basically completed.
He confirmed that the con-
tractor was in the cleaning-up
process which will be followed
by the landscaping of the
entire premises.
Construction of the 46,683
square foot facility began last
According to Mr Dean, the
two storey complex will house
an administrative section and
17 classrooms.
He noted that this is only
the first phase of what will be
known as the Freeport Junior
High School as construction
of additional classrooms at the
site is forthcoming.
"We do not have any spe-
cialist classrooms yet and so
the next phase would most"
likely involve construction of
some twenty-four to thirty
classrooms, homerooms and
specialists rooms," he
The new facility is just one
of two proposed schools for
Grand Bahama. Mr Dean
expects the other to be built in
another year or two.
Mr Dean said the new
school already has an admin-
istrative team in place, headed
b 't'ie principal Yvonne
,Ward. ,
"It is hoped that we would
start the school off in this
Phase I with the seventh
graders only and we are talk-
ing about seventh graders who
would normally have gone to
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"Personally, I think it is an
excellent idea because what it
will do in the long run is alle-
viate some of the social, even
moral problems of some of the
things we experience now in
our society," he said.
With regards to the three
high schools in his district, Mr
Dean said St Georges, Jack
Hayward and Eight Mile
Rock were all undergoing
minor repairs, including roof
work, painting, plumbing and
electrical work.
He said similar work should
be completed at schools in
Bimini, Grand Cay and Sweet-
ings Cay in time for the new
school year.
Mr Dean confirmed that all
three government high schools
on Grand Bahama will have
totally new administration

The St Georges High team
will be headed by principal
Marvin Rolle. Dr Paula Mor-
timer will head the new team
at the Sir Jack Hayward High
School, and Benjamin Stubbs
will take the helm at Eight
Mile Rock High School.
"I am really looking forward
to an exciting or interesting
year, which ever one fits. It
will be interesting to see what
these new teams would do,"
Mr Dean said.
District Superintendent for
Primary Schools Sandra Edge-
combe confirmed that prepa-
ration is underway for the
start of the new school year.
According to Mrs Edge-
combe, contractors are at all
schools repairing bathrooms,
ceiling fans, electrical outlets
and painting.
She said no contractor will
be paid unless the work is
done to the satisfaction of her-
self, the school principal and
an official from the Ministry of
Mrs Edgecombe noted that
the Bartlett Hill Primary
School continues to be a
major concern, and that while
they will be doing some spruc-
ing up, there is the need to
construct a new facility to
replace that school.


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construction of the two
developments stating that
future financial markets
would dictate plans for that
"As previously stated,
the Hurricane Hole and
timeshare project has been
delayed due to the state of
the global financial markets.
Any other assertions are
incorrect. It is not possible
to provide a timeline with
respect to construction at
this time," Ed Fields Senior
Vice-president of Public
Affairs at Kerzner Interna-
tional said yesterday.
Mr Fields' comments
came amidst speculation
that world-wide economic
woes have forced the mega-
resort to scale back its

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Mr Fields dispelled this
"That's incorrect. That
(information) about it being
cancelled is incorrect."
With Kerzner Interna-
tional Holdings Ltd new
Atlantis resort, The Palm,
Dubai slated for a Septem-
ber opening date many
industry insiders speculate
the emerging market may
hurt visitor arrivals to the
top Paradise Island destina-
tion. Considered one of the
hottest tourist destinations
in the world Dubai boasts a
low crime rate, clean streets
with little traffic jams and
modern amenities.
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Coral Towers, but this
will not result in imminent
employee layoffs,
according to Kerzner repre-
"Traditionally September
and October are months
when we experience low
occupancies. As we have
done in the past, Coral and
Beach Tower rooms will be
consolidated based on occu-
pancy levels. As is custom-
ary, employees will be
encouraged to take vacation
or they will be put on rota-
tion, hence work days will
be reduced based on occu-
pancy and in accordance
with the Industrial Agree-
ment. Should bookings

increase, scheduling will be
appropriately adjusted. We
do not anticipate any lay
offs at this time," said Mr
In April, Kerzner Inter-
national Bahamas released
a statement which "due to
the current state of the
financial markets" the com-
pany decided to modify its
plans for the redevelopment
of the Hurricane Hole
The statement added that
going forward, the time-
share component of the
plaza would be constructed
"at a different (and yet
undisclosed) location on
Paradise Island."

'No foreign threat to

Bahamian business

interests under EPA'

FROM page one
Policy in the Bahamas, so any areas currently reserved for Bahami-
ans remain to be reserved for Bahamians."
The 13 areas currently reserved for Bahamian participation
include wholesale and retail, real estate, local media, nightclubs and
restaurants, construction, cosmetic establishments, auto and appli-
ance service operations and public transport.
Mr Laing said: "In the retail trade, your straw vendors, clothes
stores and grocery stores are areas where no European or CARI-
FORUM entity can come and set up because there is no opening for
non-Bahamians in those areas.
"This is not an open country where anyone from the Caribbean
or Europe can come and work, that is not a provision of the EPA,
and this makes it very clear for European and CARIFORUM
investors what is our policy."
Services are divided into four modes of supply, and modes
which place restrictions on foreign trade are listed as "unbound",
while modes of service without restrictions on foreign service
providers are marked as "none."
The four modes are:
1) Cross-border supply of services from outside the Bahamas by
internet or telephone.
2) Consumption abroad, where foreign services are purchased
outside the Bahamas.
3) Commercial presence, where a foreign-service supplier estab-
lishes a branch in the Bahamas.
4) The presence of natural persons, which allows foreigners
temporary entry to supply their services, and therefore key foreign
personnel can establish operations here over a maximum of three
years, a foreign trainee can work in the Bahamas for a maximum of
one year, and business suppliers will be able go to another country
to promote their trade for a maximum of 90 days. Mr Laing said this
is no different from the current practice.
The majority of the 128 sectors listed in the schedule are
"unbound" in modes three and four, while there are no restrictions
in modes one and two.
As a Most Developed Country (MDC) in the context of CAR-
IFORUM, the Bahamas has covered 83 per cent of the 155 service
The Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM) will
review the schedule and present it to the European Union to be
included in the Annexes of Agreement six months after the
Bahamas government signs the EPA, which may be as soon as
September 2.
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| i Eleuthera's Glass Window Bridge has deteriorated to a dangerous extent, says local source

THE Glass Window Bridge in
Eleuthera has deteriorated to such
an extent that it has become a seri-
ous hazard to drivers in one case
nearly causing a pregnant woman
to lose her life, a local source
Robert Simmons explained that
when the tides are high beneath
the bridge, the results are high

waves and a thick white log that
impedes safe passage through the
northern Eleutheran isthmus.
He said the pregnant woman was
travelling over the bridge at such a
time with a male companion, when
their vehicle was actually washed
off the bridge by waves.
Luckily, the man was able to
come to the woman's rescue swift-
ly, and they both escaped the acci-
dent with only minor injuries, Mr
Simmons said. Although govern-

ment officials on the island always
ensure that the bridge is closed dur-
ing rough weather, Mr Simmons
says that "the time has come and
gone" for this bridge to be
Neko Grant, Minister for Works
and Transportation, has already
approved a repair contract for the
bridge that will cost nearly
The bridge, which is commonly
referred to on the island as "The

narrowest place on earth," is seen
by many residents as an eyesore
which needs to be replaced.
According to Mr Grant, the gov-
ernment understands that the
bridge is in terrible shape and does
intend to replace it sometime in
the near future. Representatives
from George V Cox & Co, the
structural engineering company
responsible for the repairs on the
bridge, say that the designated four
months for repairs is sufficient time

for contractors to secure the
decrepit structure. Many residents
who are forced to use the bridge
for work, school, or business, fled
the thoroughfare is daily losing its
structural integrity and that it is
only a matter of time before disas-
ter strikes.
With towering natural walls on
both sides of the bridge acting as a
tunnel for ocean tides, and resi-
dents say waves are known to have
reached up to 100 feet high.


Rice signs missile defence deal with Poland

* WARSAW, Poland
Secretary of State Con-
doleezza Rice and her Polish
counterpart signed a deal
Wednesday to build a U.S. mis-
sile defense base in Poland, an
agreement that prompted an
infuriated Russia to warn of a
possible attack against the for-
mer Soviet satellite.
The deal to install 10 U.S.
interceptor missiles just 115
miles from Russia's western-
most frontier also has strained
relations between Moscow and
the West, ties that already trou-
bled by Russia's invasion of its
former Soviet neighbor, U.S.
ally Georgia, earlier this month.
Rice and Polish Foreign Min-

ister Radek Sikorski signed the
deal Wednesday morning.
"It is an agreement which will
help us to respond to the threats
of the 21st century," she said
Polish Prime Minister Don-
ald Tusk said the agreement
came after tough but friendly
"We have achieved our main
goals, which means that our
country and the United States
will be more secure," he said.
After Warsaw and Washing-
ton announced the agreement
on the deal last week, top Russ-
ian Gen. Anatoly Nogovitsyn
warned that Poland is risking
attack, and possibly a nuclear
one, by deploying the Ameri-

can missile defense system, Rus-
sia's Interfax news agency
Poles have been shaken by
the threats, but NATO Secre-
tary General Jaap de Hoop dis-
missed them Tuesday as
"pathetic rhetoric."
"It is unhelpful and it leads
nowhere," he told reporters at a
NATO meeting in Brussels,
Belgium. Many Poles consider
the agreement a form of pro-
tection at a time when Russia's
invasion of Georgia has gener-
ated alarm throughout Eastern
Europe. Poland is a member of
the European Union and
NATO, and the deal is expected
to deepen its military partner-
ship with Washington.

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shortly afterwards, where he is now report-
ed to be in stable condition.
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unclear, and Marsh Harbour Detective
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Privy Council. Their last
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An INSIGHT article in last
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readers to help compile a
dossier of questionable attor-
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Now Mr and Mrs Cash want
Bahamians to take the situation
in hand and insist on action to
get the legal and judicial sys-
tem back on track.
"There only seems to be jus-
tice for those who can afford
it," said Mr Cash. "The next
generation are depending on us.
We are suffering and our chil-
dren will suffer more if we don't
put an end to this crisis."
He appealed to former Min-
ister of Trade Leslie Miller -
who is still seeking justice for
the murder of his son Mario -
and others who feel aggrieved


not affect the political bal-
ance being sought by his
client because the present
government did not pickup
an additional seat.
Initially intended to be'
completed by Wednesday,
and with arguments contin-
uing from both sides, the
case was adjourned to Sep-
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case for unfair dismissal in 2002
- had developed into six court
matters because, he claimed, it
had never been handled prop-
erly, and in a timely fashion, in
the courts.
Before taking their cases \o
London, Mr and Mrs Cash are
still hoping to settle certain
matters in the Court 6f
"But we are destined for the
Privy Council, there's no doubt
about that," said Mrs Cash. "It's
the last thing they want us to
do because they know we'll be
making revelations that 411
shock the country."
The Cash family's fight %wih
the Baptists began when Mr
Cash was fired as coach frolp
Jordan Prince William High
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They have alleged unfair dis-
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constitutional rights and other
transgressions by the Baptist
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FROM page one

.to address political questions.
However, Mr. Klein told
the court that he will be I
able to manage thie case,'
without touching any politi-
cal issues.
In the case Leader o
the Opposition vs Prime
Minister Ingraham and t
Attorney General the
question is being asked
whether the current
number of seats occupied
by the FNM, PLP and In -
pendent members reflect
that of the House of
Currently there are 23
FNM and 17 PLP membe s
in the House of Assembl
The plaintiff is requestin
that the same ratio be
reflected in the Senate
based on constitutional l
Representing opposite
leader Perry Christie,
lawyer Paul Adderley co
tinues his argument that
Article 39 (4) of the Con i-
tution states that three s-
ators shall be appointed
the governor general acti g
in accordance with advic
from the Prime Minister
after consultation with t
leader of the opposition.
He added that article 4
of the Constitution man-
dates that the Senate con'
sist of a political balance*
reflective of that in the
In correspondence
between the Prime Minister
and Mr Christie, which w~s
presented in evidence, Mt
Adderley argued that
although Mr Christie had
proposed Michael Halkit s,
Raynard Rigby, Fayne
Thompson, and Ricardo
Treco as possible candi-
dates for the three senatO
seats, Mr Ingraham intent-
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Wright, Anthony
Musgrove, and Leslie k
Miller. .
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for Kennedy, Kenyatta
Gibson, resigned. This leit
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ATLANTIC Medical Insurance Company's
tenth annual Fun Walk in April was the biggest
ever with nearly 3,000 participants in New Prov-
idence, and 700 in Grand Bahama.
As a result of the overwhelming support of the
Bahamian community, Atlantic Medical donated
$19,721 each to the Cancer Society and the
Bahamas Diabetic Association.
The Fun Walk was held in New Providence on
April 19, followed by the Freeport, Grand
Bahama, event on April 26.
Lynda Gibson, executive vice-president and
general manager of Atlantic Medical Insurance
said, "Our company continues to build good mer-
it as a corporate citizen within the Bahamian
community by supporting the organizations that
show true spirit in helping those who become
vulnerable to prevalent diseases like cancer and
Terrance Fountain, president of the Cancer
Society, said that Atlantic Medical Insurance has
been partnering with the Society from the incep-
tion of the Fun Walk.
"On behalf of the Cancer Society, I just want to
express how grateful we are to Atlantic Medical
for their efforts to help us raise awareness about
cancer prevention in the Bahamas."
Referring to the recent opening of the Cancer
Caring Centre, which allows persons coming in

"It is very important
for Atlantic Medical to
continue this effort as
diabetics are usually
rejected for

Bradley Cooper
from the Family Islands to have free accommo-
dations, Mr Fountain explained how important it
is for corporations like Atlantic Medical to par-
ticipate in defraying the costs, so that these ser-
vices can remain available to those in need.
The Diabetic Association's president Bradley
Cooper also expressed his gratitude to Atlantic
Medical Insurance for its financial contribution.
"I wish to thank Atlantic Medical on behalf
of the Diabetic Association for this donation, as
SEE page 15

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in the preparation of printing specifications.
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ASSOCIATES of Atlantic Medical Insurance Company present Bradley Cooper, president of the Bahamas Dia-
betic Association, and Terrance Fountain, president of the Cancer Society of the Bahamas, with individual cheques
of $19,721 to benefit the associations they head. Pictured (left to right) are: Darren Bastian, senior account man-
ager at Atlantic Medical Insurance; Bradley Cooper; Lynda Gibson, executive vice-president and general man-
ager of Atlantic Medical; Terrance Fountain, and Felicia-Antoinette Knowles, marketing coordinator at Atlantic Med-









to the Cancer Society and Diabetic Association
dent of the Cancer Society of the
SBahamas, receives a donation of
s a c e f $19,721 from Lynda Gibson,
executive vice-president and
general manager of Atlantic Med-
ical Insurance Company. Pic-
tured (left to right) are: Felicia-
Antoinette Knowles, marketing
coordinator at Atlantic Medical;
As Terrance Fountain; Lynda Gib-
son, and Darren Bastian, senior
account manager at Atlantic
Medical Insurance.

BRADLEY COOPER, president of the Bahamas Diabetic Association,
accepts a cheque for $19,721 from Lynda Gibson, executive vice- presi-
dent and general manager of Atlantic Medical Insurance. Pictured (left to
right) are: Felicia-Antoinette Knowles, marketing coordinator at Atlantic
Medical; Bradley Cooper; Lynda Gibson, and Darren Bastian, senior NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CHANGE IN OPERA TING HOURS
account manager at Atlantic Medical Insurance.
FROM page 14
these funds will assist us with fulfilling some of the goals on our
agenda to increase awareness and prevention of diabetes through- OPERA TING HOURSFOR PREMIUM PAYMENTS WILL CHANGE TO
out the Bahamas," he said.
Mr Cooper also noted that the Diabetic Association is working REFLECT THE FOLLOWING:
toward enhancing its diabetes education programme.
"It is very important for Atlantic Medical to continue this effort
as diabetics are usually rejected for insurance, but diabetes remains
one of the leading causes of death in the country," he said. INDEPENDENCE BRANCH -8:30AM 5:00PM
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cancer and diabetes through consistent exercise and healthy living. CARMICHA EL BRANCH 9:00AM 4:00PM

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Profiles of the

WITH THE help of a $200,000
gift from the Royal Bank of Cana-
da to the Canadian Lyford Cay
- -Foundation'q acadc i ic 'cholar-
ship programme., four \oung
Bahamalans are off to Ontario
Canadj to pursu. undcrgraduaic
degrees in the fild of their choice.
The candidate. were selected
trom among dozens of Niudcnit,
who applied for the co\ctiLd
awards. worth f$12,5iN Canjdian a
Near each. Their profiles are as
follo ws

HIAMNILTON. 18. will be stud',-
ing for a bachelor's degree in hio-
chemistr\ at the Uni ersit\ ol
Guelph with the aim ol one dJ.
becoming a physician
He is a graduate ol St Andrew
School, which hie atiinded on a
full scholarship jaler c\celling at
H 0 Nash Junior High School.
He has eight BGCSEs 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 Stu-
dent Council. He also received
the Principal's Award and the
Ministry of Education's Out.-
standing Student Leader Award,
along with many other distinc-
"The donors who sponsored me
to go to that school really helped
to shape my future, and I consid-
er 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 experi-
ence, because I just felt that I
needed more of a challenge, and
the school definitely provided me
with that. I see such a vast differ-
ence in how I approach any acad-
emic work, and even life, after
experiencing the IB programme.
I'm very grateful to God to have
given me such favour to continu-
ally be blessed with so many
opportunities that others in my
position can only dream of."
Charles decided to pursue med-
icine as a career in order to give
back to others particularly in
the fields of neurology and anes-
thesiology, which he feels are
underrepresented locally and
the RBC scholarship has only
deepened his sense of gratitude
and responsibility.
"College wouldn't even be a
..pp.ssibility.Without a. scholarship, -
and I find it great that the Lyford
Cay Foundation and RBC con-
tinue to support students who are
trying to achieve and do some-
thing 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 repre-
sent the country. Having been a
scholarship student before, I will



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definitely do my best to make the' team and vice president of the
people who are helping me chess club. She focused on busi-
proud." ness and computing until she dis-
Charles would like to start his covered her interest in science in
own scholarship programme in grade 11.
order to assist boys who are suc- Kieshea will transfer to Lake-
ceeding academically but do not head University in Thunder Bay,
have adequate emotional or finan- Ontario this fall to pursue a bach-
cial support to pursue their goals. elor's degree in civil engineering
He is the son of Charles and and a diploma in civil engineering
Barbara Hamilton and has five technology, a combination which
siblings, will give her both theoretical
knowledge and practical skills.
KIESHEA ELIZABETH She chose Lakehead in part
-- HEPBURN, 20, has-b-e-en'study..- because it offers small- classes and
in(, tn;vards an associate's degree--atrands-on approach; which best
in engineering with physics at the suits her style of learning.
College of the Bahamas. Kieshea is looking forward to
She was graduated with hon- the financial security that her edu-
ours from C V Bethel Senior High cation will provide her and to
in 2005 with seven BGCSEs. making a contribution in a field
While in high school Kieshea which is in need of additional
was a Student Council represen- Bahamian professionals.
tative, a Teacher's Cadet, a mem- As she prepares for her first
ber of the senior girls' basketball year at university abroad, she is

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four RBC scholarship recipients

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
scholarship, 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
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 mythol-
ogy and the history and culture
of Asian countries, including Chi-
na and Japan.
RYETTA MOXEY, 19, studied
for one year at the College of the
Bahamas before transferring to
Trent University to pursue a dou-
ble bachelor's degree in econom-
ics and international political
"I chose this field because I
saw that in the Bahamas our gov-
ernment system right now is lack-
ing in economists, and I feel that
they can be a real asset to any
country," she says. "This major
can do so much good by offering
new insight, and I feel that as an
economist I can offer diversity to
my country." She is particularly
interested in environmental eco-
nomics and theories of develop-
Martiniqua was graduated with
honours from Aquinas College in
2006 with nine BGCSEs.
While in high school she served
as a senior prefect and peer leader
and was a member of the school's
choir and band as well as Junior
Achievement, the Key Club and
the UNESCO Student Organisa-
She attended junior high school
in New Orleans, where her moth-
er, Marthanece Bullard, was pur-
suing a degree in communications
and English. Her father, Gregory
Moxey, is deceased.
Martiniqua is very involved in
the Catholic community locally
and at Trent. She has volunteered
at Nazareth House, is a former
Youth Representative for the St
Joseph's Catholic Church Parish
Council, and this summer helped
out at a children's camp run by
St Cecilia's Catholic Church. Dur-
ing the academic year she lends
her time to the Heart and Stroke
Foundation of Canada.

Martiniqua serves as an inter-
national ambassador for Trent
and is a member of the universi-
ty's African Caribbean Student
Association, the International Stu-
dent Union and the Huntington
Disease Student Society.
She is looking forward to
returning to the campus she loves,
armed as she is with new moral
and financial support.
"This scholarship means a lot
to me, because RBC and the
Lyford Cay Foundation are such
big institutions in the Bahamas,
and I feel that I can do a lot of
good through them for my coun-
try," she says. "It's good when we
can go off to school and come
back to share what we have
learned because it really can help
the persons who are younger than
us, the new generations to come
up and want to go to school and
do the same."
FRAZER, 20, is pursuing a bach-
elor's degree in economics and
business at Trent University in
Peterborough, Ontario.
He was graduated with honours
and distinction from St Anne's
school in 2005 with nine out-
standing passes in his BGCSEs.
While in high school, Geraldo (as
he is known to most people) won
numerous awards for his essays
and public speaking performances
and served as president of the
Culture Club, vice president of
marketing in Junior Achievement
and vice president of the Interact
Club. He was also a member of
the Gentlemen's Club and
enjoyed participating in theatri-
cal productions.
Geraldo is an avid HIV/AIDS
activist who has volunteered at
the All Saints AIDS camp and
this summer founded a local
group, called.the 'The Safe Sex
Initiative' to raise awareness
about the disease, especially
among young people, and help
prevent its spread. He is preparing
to launch a similar organisation
when he returns to Ontario,
where he has trained as a volun-
teer with the Peterborough AIDS
Resource Network (PARN).
Geraldo is on the honour roll at
Trent and a member of the
African Caribbean Student Asso-
ciation as well as director of the
alternative theatre group, Vanni
Theatre Company.
"I'm a busy young man," he
says, laughing, adding that he is

thriving at the school, which he
chose because it offers small class-
es, has an international atmos-
phere and "strongly believes in
making its students socially
As he enters his second year of

study, he feels a lot lighter than he
did during his first.
"This scholarship makes a big
difference financially," he said.
"It takes a lot of stress and load
off my back, and my family's back
as well, so I have more time to

for a better life

concentrate on other things, like
studying and my volunteer work,
instead of thinking about
Geraldo is the son of David
Frazer Sr and has three older sib-
lings. His mother, Lillian Louise



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'We never went out during
the time we were training.'

Cheng Jianghua

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'North Korea is No. 1 in the world
when it comes to uniformity.'
Zhang Yimou

ceremony features sacrifices

2008 file photo,
Chinese martial
arts students
the opening cer-
emony for the
Beijing 2008
Olympics in Bei-
jing, China.

Chenc Jianghua
only saw the army
barracks he stayed
in and the stadium where he per-
formed at the spectacular Olympics
opening ceremony. But his sacrifices
were minor other performers were
injured, fainted from heatstroke or
forced to wear adult diapers so the
show could go on.
Filmmaker Zhang Yimou, the cere-
mony's director, insisted in an inter-
view with local media that suffering
and sacrifice were required to pull off
the Aug. 8 opening, which involved
wrangling nearly 15,000 cast and crew.
Only North Korea could have done it
better, he said.
Bua some news reports have raised
questions about the lengths to which
Beijing went in trying to create a per-
fect start to the Summer Games. Chi-
nese officials were accused of fakery
for using computer-generated images
to enhance the show's fireworks diswere
play for TV viewers. Organizers also
have been criticized about their deci-
sion to have a 9-year old girn anlip synch
"Ode to the Motherland" because there
real singer was deemed not cute

Performers have complained that
they sustained injuries from slipping
during rain-drenched rehearsals or
fainting from heatstroke amid hours of
training under the relentless summer
Cheng and 2,200 other carefully cho-
sen pugilist prodigies spent an aver-
age of 16 hours a day, every day,
rehearsing a synchronized tai-chi rou-
tine involving high kicks, sweeping
lunges and swift punches. They lived
for three months in trying conditions at
a restricted army camp on the out-
skirts of Beijing.
"We never went out during the time
we were training," Cheng, 20, told the
AP in a phone interview. "Our school
is quite strict. When we stay in school
we can't go out on our own, let alone
when we're at a military camp."
In the most extreme case, Beijing
organizers revealed last week that Liu
Yan, a 26-year-old dancer, was seri-
ously injured during a July rehearsal.
Shanghai media reported that she fell
from a 10-foot stage and may be per-
manently paralyzed from the waist
Zhang, the ceremony's director, vis-
ited Liu in the hospital and has told
Chinese media that he deeply regrets
what happened to her but he has
also defended the training schedule
his performers endured.
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CHINESE martial arts students perform
during the opening ceremony for the
Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.
end that only communist North Korea
could have done a better job getting
thousands of performers to move in
perfect unison.
"North Korea is No. 1 in the world
when it comes to uniformity. They are
uniform beyond belief! These kind of
traditional synchronized movements
result in a sense of beauty. We Chinese
are able to achieve this as well. Though
hard training and strict discipline," he
said. Pyongyang's annual mass games
feature 100,000 people moving in lock-
Performers in the West by contrast

need frequent breaks and cannot with-
stand criticism, Zhang said, citing his
experience working on an opera per-
formance abroad: Though he didn't
mention specific productions. Zhang
directed an opera at New York's Met-
ropolitan Opera in 2006.
"In one week, we could only work
four and a half days, we had to have
coffee breaks twice a day, couldn't go
into overtime and just a little discom-
fort was not allowed because of human
rights," he said of the unidentified
opera production.
"You could not criticize them either.
They all belong to some organizations
... they have all kind of institutions,
unions. We do not have that. We can
work very hard, can withstand lots of
bitterness. We can achieve in one week
what they can achieve in one month."
In the Olympic ceremony segment
showcasing the Chinese invention of
movable type, the nearly 900 per-
formers who crouched under 40-pound
boxes donned adult diapers to allow
them to stay inside for at least six
hours, Beijing organizers said.
Some students of the Shaolin Tagou
Traditional Chinese Martial Arts
School in Henan province who began
training for the event last May were
injured in falls on the LED screen that
forms the floor on which they per-
formed and was made slippery by rain,
said Liu Haike, one of the school's
lead instructors.

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"At one point, the children had to
run in four different directions. ...
When one fell, others quickly fol-
lowed," Liu said, adding the injuries
were minor.
While in Beijing, the constant expo-
sure to the dizzyingly hot summer
resulted in heatstroke for some stu-
dents, particularly during one rain-
drenched rehearsal that stretched on
for two days and two nights.
The students were kept on their feet
for most of the 51-hour rehearsal with
little food and rest and no. shelter from
the night's downpour, as the show's
directors attempted to coordinate the
2,008-member performance with mul-
timedia effects, students and their head
coach told the AP. .
"We had only two meals for the
entire time. There was almost no time
to sleep, even less time for toilet
breaks," Cheng said. "But we didn't
feel so angry because the director was
also there with us the whole time."
Despite the sacrifices, the student
performers were grateful for the
opportunity to participate in the his-
toric event and view it as an honor.
"All the tears, the sweat, and some-
times even blood that we shed, I now
think it was quite worth it," said Ren
Yang, 17, also of the Tagou school.
"When we performed that night, all
that I could feel in my heart was joy.
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Georgia chaos

halts nuclear

security effort

The chaos in Georgia has
forced the United States to halt
a high-priority program that was
helping the former Soviet
republic to identify possible
smugglers of nuclear bomb
components across its borders,
long considered a transit point
for terrorists seeking to obtain
weapons of mass destruction,
according to US officials,
according to The Boston Globe.
A team from the US Nuclear
Security Administration was
providing Georgian authorities
with radiation equipment and
training at key border crossings
a'd the Batumi airport on the
country's Black Sea coast when
Russia invaded two weeks ago.
The advisers were forced to flee
the country within days, accord-
ing to a spokesman from the
Department of Energy.
,The program is part of a
series of US-led international
S' "threat reduction" projects in
Georgia totaling nearly $50
'million to improve the securi-
ty of nuclear research facilities
and prevent the spread of
radioactive materials that ter-
rorists could use to build a
crude nuclear weapon or a so-
called "dirty bomb" designed
to spread radiation over a wide
With the effort now on hold,
and a general breakdown in
order throughout the republic,
American officials fear would-
be nuclear traffickers could take
advantage of the situation.
"Georgia has been a hotbed
of nuclear smuggling," said
Gene Aloise, a senior analyst
at the Government Account-
abilityy Office, the investigative
arm of Congress, which has con-
ducted several studies on
nuclear security in Georgia.
"Because of these past inci-
dents, one as recently as 2006,
any type of disruption like
tanks rolling in from Russia is
a cause for concern."
Twice in the last five years
Georgian authorities have
thwarted attempts to smuggle
quantities of highly enriched
uranium dangerous, weapons-
grade nuclear material. Over
the past decade other radioac-
tive materials, including pluto-
nium, have also been intercept-
ed on the black market.
Last week, at previously
scheduled meetings between
American and European
experts on deterring nuclear ter-
rorism, the discussions focused
heavily on the worsening situa-
tion in Georgia.
"We have raised questions
about this conflict and about
the broader issues that it raises,"
Ambassador Wendy Sherman,
a member of the US Commis-
sion on the Prevention of
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Proliferation and Terrorism,
said by telephone from Vien-
na, where the congressional
body was meeting with the
International Atomic Energy
-. Agency. "The commission is
taking a look at what else we
Might be doing."
She said one question looms
in her mind: "Are the borders
In 2003, Georgian border
guards, using detection tech-
nologies provided by the United
States, intercepted 173 grams
of highly enriched'uranium at
the Sadahlo border crossing
with Armenia. Then in 2006, a
Russian man was arrested for
allegedly trying to sell 100
grams of highly enriched ura-
nium with the promise of 10
pounds more to a Georgian
official posing as an Islamic rad-
Officials also fear that the
chaos could loosen security at
several facilities inside Georgia
containing radioactive materi-
als. Although the nuclear
weapons that had been sta-
tioned on its territory during
the Cold War have been
removed, Georgia has three
nuclear research facilities -
including one located in a
province that has been a flash-
point in the recent conflict with
The I. Vekua Institute of
Physics and Technology in
Sukhumi, in the pro-Russia
province of Abkhazia, is not
safeguarded by the Interna-
tional Atomic Energy Agency.

RUSSIAN SOLDIERS board a truck following prisoners swap in Igoeti,
northwest of the capital Tbilisi, Georgia, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008. Russia
and Georgia exchanged prisoners of war Tuesday, a move that could bring
a substantial reduction in tensions and that Georgia hopes will expedite
a Russian troop withdrawal from its territory

Georgian authorities have pre-
viously reported they believe
some radioactive materials that
had been stored there includ-
ing highly enriched uranium -
have been sold to terrorists, an
assertion the local government
has denied.
Georgia is also home to
"thousands of radiological
sources," the legacy of the then-
Soviet Union's vast complex of
weapons sites, nuclear research
reactors, and scientific and med-
ical institutions, according to
the GAO. The sites house large
quantities of Cesium and Stron-
tium that could be used to fash-
ion a dirty bomb.
The Department of Energy's
National Nuclear Security
Administration reported that in
2006 Georgian authorities
detected and seized small
amounts of plutonium and
cesium-137 during two separate
smuggling attempts.
To help improve the coun-
.try's ability to deal with the
problem. NNSA along with
the State Department and the
international Global Threat
Reduction Initiative has con-
ducted training programs for
Georgian officials and helped
build a secure depository for
radioactive waste.
Until the invasion, NNSA
was also in the process of pro-
viding state-of-the-art radiation
detection equipment at 20 sites
in Georgia, including 14 border
crossings, two seaports, three
airports, and a training center.
To date, only six border cross-
ings, two seaports, and the train-
ing center are considered
secure, NNSA said.
But for safety reasons, the 10
US technicians who were pro-
viding the on-the-ground assis-
tance to the Georgians were
ordered out of the country on
Aug. 9.
"NNSA regards work in
Georgia as a priority due to its
location with respect to poten-
tial nuclear smuggling routes,"
said agency spokeswoman
Casey Ruberg. "We look for-
ward to continuing this work as
soon as advisable."
Since the end of the Cold
War, the United States and the
international community have
spent billions to help Russia and
its neighbors secure excess
nuclear materials, find peace-
ful employment for weapons
scientists, and beef. up border
Now, some specialists worry

the fighting between Georgia
and Russia and the damage it
has caused to Washington-
Moscow relations has jeopar-
dized those efforts. "It is hard to
see how cooperation between
our two countries on any mat-
ter, including the cooperative
threat reduction, can be sus-
tained," said Leonard S. Spec-
tor, deputy director of the
James Martin Center for Non-
proliferation Studies in Wash-
But others insisted that US
and Russian leaders cannot let
those efforts falter.
"They ought not look at all
((US-Russia)) relationships and
terminate them," said former
secretary of defense William S.
"We have to deal with the
immediate situation, but it
remains in their national secu-
rity interest and ours to have
threat reduction ((programs)),"
added Sherman. "When it
comes to nuclear material or
nuclear weapons, this is very
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for Pakistan

On the day he reluctantly quit
as Pakistan's president, Pervez
Musharraf offered a last defense
of his nine-year record.
He trumpeted Pakistan's eco-
nomic turnaround, its democ-
ratic rebirth, and, of course, its
role as America's chief ally in
the war on terror.
But as his monologue drew
to a close Monday, the pauses
between his sentences grew
longer; his brow furrowed and
he blinked with emotion.
"In the end, God bless Pak-
istan, God bless all of you, long
live Pakistan always," the for-
mer general said as he briefly
raised his clenched fists.
After months ofpressure,
Musharraf avoided a power
struggle with rivals vowing to
impeach him that would have
deepened the country's politi-
cal crisis.
His exit, announced in an
emotional televised address,
leaves the politicians who
pushed out the stalwart U.S. ally
to face the Islamic militants and
economic problems gnawing at
this nuclear-armed nation.
"There is a huge challenge
ahead," said Shafqat Mahmood,
a former government minister
and prominent political analyst.

"Now this whole Musharraf
excuse is behind us. Now people
are going to be focusing on their
Musharraf's departure after
nearly nine divisive years in
power was widely expected
after months of rising pressure
for him to leave, culminating in
the threat to bring impeach-
ment charges to Parliament this
A diminished figure since he
resigned as army chief in
November and found himself
cut out of policymaking by the
civilian government, the 65-
year-old Musharraf left the
presidency amid a palpable lack
of overt support from either of
his main props the army and
Underlining how the West
has already moved on, Secre-
tary of State Condoleezza Rice
offered "deep gratitude" for
Musharraf's decision to join the
U.S.-led fight against extrem-
ists following the Sept. 11
attacks, saying he "served as a
good ally of the United States."
But she was careful to signal
strong support for the civilian
government that pushed him
"We believe that respect for
the democratic and constitu-
tional processes in that country
is fundamental to Pakistan's




OUTGOING PRESIDENT Pervez Musharraf salutes as he leaves the presidential house in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Aug. 18, 2008. Musharraf
said he was handing in his resignation to avoid an impeachment battle that would harm the nation's interests.

future and its fight against ter-
rorism," Rice said.
Still, Musharraf's demise
throws up a string of critical
questions, including whether the
ruling coalition will hold togeth-
er without its common foe and

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whether the main parties will
maintain Musharraf's close
alliance with the U.S.
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however. Experts say a 10-
member committee, and not
just the president, makes deci-
sions on how to use them.
In an hour-long address
devoted largely to defefn-ing his
record, Musharraf listed the
many problems now facing Pak-
istan, including its sinking econ-
omy and a chronic power short-
age, and suggested his oppo-
nents were targeting him to
mask their own failings.
"I am going with the satisfac-
tion that whatever I have done
was for the people and for'the
country ... I hope the nation and
the people will forgive my mis-
takes," he said.
In cities across Pakistan,
crowds gathered to celebrate,
some firing automatic weapons
into the sky.
"It is very pleasing to know
that Musharraf is no more," said
Mohammed Saeed, a" shop-
keeper in a crowd of people
dancing to drum beats and hug-
ging each other at an intersec-
tion in the northwestern city of
"He even tried to deceive the
nation in his last address. He
was boasting about economic
progress when life for people
like us has become a hell," he
said, because of problems that
include runaway inflation.
But many revelers were
already thinking to the future.
"The government had been
blaming Musharraf for inflation,
power cuts and the weak econ-
omy, and since now he has
resigned, we hope that the gov-

gans at a rally to celebrate Pervez
Musharraf resignation in Karachi,
Pakistan on Tuesday, Aug. 19,
2008. Pakistan's law minister said
Tuesday that the government had
not struck an immunity deal with
Musharraf, who resigned this week
as the nation's president in the face
of possible impeachment.

AP Photo/Fareed Khan
ernment will take steps to make
our life better," said Asma Bibi,
a housewife in the central city of
The government said
Musharraf's retreat was a vic-
tory for democracy over dicta-
torship Pakistan has spent
about half its 61-year history
under military rule.
"His resignation clears the
way for our government to get
on with ... providing to the peo-
ple of Pakistan basic social ser-
vices, economic opportunities,
political security and law and
order," Information Minister
Sherry Rehman said.
Pakistan's stock market and
currency both rose strongly on
hopes the country was bound
for political stability.
However, analysts say the
,coalition must quickly clear two
more political hurdles in order
to survive: elect a new president
and resolve the country's judi-
cial crisis.
Senate Chairman
Mohammedmian Soomro
became acting president after
the National Assembly speaker
accepted Musharraf's resigna-
tion Monday night, said Farhat-
ullah Babar, spokesman for the
Pakistan People's Party. But
Soomro is viewed as a Mushar-
raf loyalist with no chance of
keeping the job.
The coalition's leaders will
meet Tuesday to discuss a suc-
cessor, Babar said.

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Pakistan likely to stay the course on war on terror


Despite the massive shifts in
Pakistan's political landscape, the
new government's approach to
dealing with Islamic extremists
likely will follow the same lines it
has since Pervez Musharraf sided
with the U.S. after the 9/11
attacks, according to the Associ-
ated Press.
The ruling coalition of Mushar-
raf foes, which came to power
some five months ago, largely
sidelined the president and dab-
bled in striking peace deals with
insurgents, something he also had
tried. The peace effort has met
only limited success, and the gov-
ernment is back to relying on mil-
itary operations in an attempt to
beat back the militants.
Still, the U.S. likely will find
the new government an even less
predictable ally in the war on ter-
ror than Musharraf, who
announced his resignation Mon-
day in the face of impeachment
threats. And his departtire could
bring about a power struggle and
further destabilize the country.
The exit of Musharraf, who
resigned as army chief in Novem-
ber, comes as the Taliban insur-
gency in Afghanistan is on the
rise and attacks on U.S. and
NATO forces there are becoming
more sophisticated and deadly.
The U.S. and Afghanistan
blame Pakistan in part, saying
militants have found safe havens
in its border regions and move
unmolested over the frontier.
They also worry that al-Qaida is
regrouping in sanctuaries in Pak-
U.S. patience with Pakistan's
efforts could diminish further, giv-
en that both main U.S. presiden-
tial contenders promise to send
more troops to Afghanistan.
Defense analyst Ayesha Sid-
diqa expects the new government
to follow the policy essentially set
by Musharraf, using dialogue but
also force when required to com-
bat Islamic militancy.
"The military will continue to
fight and the political government
will continue to negotiate.
"The negotiations have to con-
tinue as it is now an issue of sav-
ing Pakistani society from the

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PAKISTANI army troops keep position on an armored personnel vehicle as they patrol in Mingora, the main town of Pakistan's Swat Valley, Monday,
Aug. 18, 2008. Pro-Taliban fighters have battled security forces in Swat in recent months, despite a peace deal between militants and the new provin-
cial government.

hands of the Taliban," she said.
But Ahmed Rashid, a Pakistani
journalist and Taliban expert, said
the ruling coalition is "far away"
from a unified strategy to deal
with militancy.
"The government is very
unclear," he said.
"It has very fragile public sup-
port. It doesn't want to lose that
public support by going hard after
the militants. But at the same
time it knows it must do so."
The coalition is headed by two
main parties who don't always
agree and are sensitive to public
opinion, whereas Musharraf was
the clear center of power and a
military-backed leader for almost

all of his tenure.
Musharraf was a favorite ally of
President Bush and was despised
by Islamist militants. Still, the
U.S. at times criticized Musharraf
for not doing enough to stop the
militancy, while Afghanistan har-
bored suspicions that Pakistan's
intelligence agencies were aiding
the Taliban.
Musharraf "was not someoneI
good for Afghanistan," Afghan
Interior Ministry spokesman
Zemeri Bashary said.
"We hope that someone good
will replace him."
Militancy has strengthened on
both sides of the border in recent
years. Fueled by Islamist fervor.

poverty, poor governance, and
anger at U.S.,.operations in
Afghanistan, the militant move-
ment has particularly thrived in
Pakistan's northwest tribal
Suspected U.S. missile strikes
have added to the public anger
that Pakistan's sovereignty is
being violated.
The U.S. may face friction with
Pakistan's civilian rulers if there
are future airstrikes or any sort of
American ground operations in
Pakistan, precisely because they
are more accountable to the pub-
lic than Musharraf was.
U.S. officials seem to accept
that Pakistan cannot wage con-
tinuous war and are offering hun-
dreds of millions of dollars for
development projects in the bor-
der areas.
Still, in recent weeks, a Pak-
istani military operation against
insurgents in Bajur has killed

nearly 500 people and displaced
more than 200,000, officials say.
Pakistani Taliban spokesman
Maulvi Umar said Monday that
the Islamists were happy that
Musharraf had quit, but called
for an end to his policies main-

ly the use of the military. "This is
a positive change, but it is just
the beginning,'" he said.
"If the government ends these
policies, the Taliban will stop
their activities immediately."
Most analysts say such pledges
are a bluff that, if accepted, will
allow militants to continue the
"Talibanization" of Pakistan's
northwest something Pakistani
generals say they cannot allow.
Although the Pakistani mili-
tary has indicated it will report
to the civilian authorities, it
already appears to have consid-
erable autonomy in responding
to insurgent threats.
Lt. Col. Rumi Nielson-Green,
spokeswoman for the U.S. mili-
tary in Afghanistan, said the U.S.
military deals directly with the
Pakistan military and that com-
pany-sized groups of American
troops talk directly with Pakistani
companies across the border.
"We don't anticipate anything
changing," she said of Mushar-
raf's exit.
For months, the president's fate
has caused friction between the
main parties, distracting the lead-
At the same time, the insur-
gents have focused on expanding
their reach.
, "The terrorists are not going
to surrender," said Rasul Bakhsh
Rais, a political analyst.
"They have long-term objec-
tives in the region."

Islanmabad-based Associated
Press Writer Nahal Toosi covers
Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Mu~1shiiairra eit poes chagflI enSge.

FROM page 22 ,:

According to the constitution, parliament
must elect a new president within 30 days.
There has been speculation that both Asif
Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif, the leaders
of the two main parties, are interested in the
role. However, neither has openly said so
and both have vowed to strip the post of
much of its power.
The coalition also faces huge pressure
from public opinion and lawyers who have
protested against Musharraf for more than
a year to restore the Supreme Court judges
ousted when Musharraf imposed emergency
rule last year.
Those moves undercut Musharraf's
already sinking popularity and helped pro-
pel his allies to defeat in February elec-
The coalition that replaced them was
founded on a pledge to restore the judges
that has remained unfulfilled a reluc-
tance many attribute to Zardari's concern
the judges are too close to Sharif, who loud-
ly championed their cause.
Law Minister Farooq Naek said Monday

the "modalities" of how and when the
judges will return were still open.
Talat Masood, a former army general
turned political analyst, forecast the coali-
tion would find compromises for both the
presidency and the judiciary, partly because
neither wants to tackle the country's prob-
lems alone.
"It's a huge challenge and they cannot
face it individually. It's very important for
them to work together and I think they
know that," he said.
However, Najam Sethi, editor of the Dai-
ly Times newspaper, forecast that wran-
gling in the coalition the two main parties
fought bitterly for power in the 1990s, when
both were stained by allegations of corrup-
tion will hamper policymaking.
"America wants some immediate deci-
sions (on fighting terrorism), and I don't
* think they will be able to concentrate on
that," Sethi said. "On the other hand are the
people of this country, the business com-
munity, and there, too, I don't see any new
Another mystery unresolved Monday
was Musharraf's own fate.
Musharraf, then the army chief, seized

power from Sharif in a 1999 coup. Sharif,
who was jailed, sent into exile and only
returned-to Pakistan last year, has vowed to
put Musharraf on trial for treason a
crime punishable by death.
"The crimes of Musharraf against the
nation, against the judiciary, against democ-
racy and against rule of law in the country
cannot be forgiven by any party or individ-
ual," Sharifs spokesman, Ahsan lqbal, said
Monday. Supporters and foes had suggest-
ed that Musharraf was holding on for guar-
antees that he would not face criminal pros-
ecution or be forced into exile.
"Musharraf would probably go away for
a while," because of threats to his security
- he has survived several assassination
attempts and to help defuse calls for
criminal prosecution, Masood said.
"Whatever one might say, it may be dif-
ficult for the politicians to give him the
indemnity," even if it has been promised, he

Associated Press writers Asif Shahzad,
Munir Ahmad and Zarar Khan in Islam-
abad, Riaz Khan in Peshawar and Khalid
Tanveer in Multan contributed to this report.



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When Sean Casey called the police on Sunday to
report that a nameless two-headed turtle had been
kidnapped, the officer had him repeat the com-
plaint two or three times, reports the New York
Times News Service.
"It conies off that I am a prankster," said Casey,
who runs the Hamilton Dog House, an animal
shelter and pet supply store on East Third Street in
"Most people have never heard of a two-headed

turtle," he explained, much less a missing one. But
the turtle was indeed two-headed, and it was miss-
The police finally took Casey seriously: "They
said, 'We'll send somebody.' And they did."
The police arrived several hours later and took
a stolen property report. The turtle, popular among
the neighborhood children, had been kept in the
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QUINN FERRARO, 16, of Newton, Mass., approaches a crosswalk that is under construction, Friday, Aug. 8, 2008
near the Brimmer and May School along Middlesex Road in Newton, Mass. Faced with soaring diesel fuel costs,
school districts are forcing students to use the old-fashioned way to get to class: on their own two feet.

More kids walk

as fuel costs rise

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sr'ECI\L PRICE E E\f'IREs A 'IItisT 31 I

Faced with soaring diesel fuel
costs, school districts are forcing
students to use the old-fash-
ioned way to get to class: on
their own two feet, according
to the Associated Press.
Many schools are eliminating
or reducing bus service because
fuel had jumped to $4.50 per
gallon, 36 percent more than a
year ago, and is busting bud-
In California, districts are
eliminating busing for thou-
sands of students. Districts in
Washington state, Idaho and
Maryland and elsewhere are
consolidating bus stops, cancel-
ing field trips and forcing stu-
dents to walk longer distances
to school to control costs.
Worried parents in Massa-
chusetts have called Walk-
Boston, a nonprofit group that
promotes walking, asking for
help after their communities cut
back on busing.
Health advocates long have
encouraged students to walk,
stressing the fitness benefits.
But school and transportation
officials say they fear that
abruptly reducing bus service
could lower attendance rates,
increase traffic congestion or
endanger students if they can-
not walk on sidewalks and
"If you remove a school bus
from the road, you're adding 40

A PEDESTRIAN walks past a crosswalk that is under construction, Friday,
Aug. 8, 2008, near the Brimmer and May School along Middlesex Road
in Newton, Mass. Faced with soaring diesel fuel costs, school districts are
forcing students to use the old-fashioned way to get to class: on their own
two feet.

to 50 cars in the morning and in
the afternoon," said Bob Riley,
spokesman for the American
School Bus Council, which rep-
resents school transportation
. officials.
Major cuts loom in Califor-
nia, where schools are not
required to provide transporta-
tion to campus. As a result, dis-
tricts squeezed by fuel prices
and fewer state dollars are trim-
ining millions from transporta-
tion budgets.
The Capistrano Unified
School District in Orange
County, for example, has elim-
inated 44 of its 62 bus routes to
save an estimated $3.5 million,
district spokeswoman Julie
Hatchel said. The cuts will affect
an estimated 5,000 students
from kindergarten to high
Leaders in three communi-
ties served by the district have
threatened lawsuits, saying
school officials are ignoring traf-
fic and pollution implications.
While cutting bus service is
unpopular, Hatchel said it is
better than firing teachers and
increasing class sizes.
"Our goal was to keep those
cuts as far away from the class-
room as possible," she said.
Increased fuel costs are espe-
cially punishing on large,
spread-out districts. The school
board in Montgomery County,
Md., covers the sprawling
Washington beltway. It buses
96,000 children daily and burns
about 3.3 million gallons of
diesel annually. Each penny per
gallon increase in the diesel
price means an additional
$33,000 in spending.
Seeking ways to contain fuel
costs, the school board has
authorized its superintendent
to force students to walk far-
ther to school. The current lim-
its now stand at one mile for
elementary school students and
tip to two miles for high school-
"What if fuel should go up by
a quarter in a period of a month
or two?" district spokeswoman
Kate Harrison said. "We might
have to have some emergency
response to that."
Small towns are feeling the
pinch, too.
Short on cash, school officials
in Shirley. Mass.. a small town
about 40 miles northwest of
Boston, are going from eight
buses to four starting this school
Students who live within two
miles of school must walk, bike
or get a ride.
Parents in Shirley are wor-
ried about safety and seeking
help from WalkBoston. Mary

Day said her two sons will have
to cross train tracks on their
routes to school. To compound
the problem, the town recently
got rid of its crossing guards to
save money.
As a single, working mother,
Day said she can drop her chil-
dren off at school in the morn-
ing but cannot pick them up.
Her street runs parallel to train
tracks and she fears her 9-year-
old and 12-year-old sons will be
tempted to take shortcuts by
darting across the tracks out-
side the official crossings.
"I remember being a kid,"
Day said. "Are you going to
walk a half-mile down the street
to cross in the appropriate way
when you see a clear way right
Her youngest son, Quincee,
isn't thrilled with the idea of
walking, especially when the
weather gets cold.
"I don't really like it because
it takes like 20 minutes to do
it," he said.
Since 2005, the federal gov-
ernment has spent millions of
dollars on the Safe Routes to
School program.
While the program is
designed to improve student
health, school officials some-
times sign on with the sec-
ondary goal of saving money.
WalkBoston executive direc-
tor Wendy Landman said
school officials need to consider
the consequences before reduc-
ing bus service to save money.
Communities such as Shirley
may need to pay for sidewalks,
crosswalks or bike racks to
make walking and biking safe
and practical.
"When it's a panic call,
they're not thinking it through
in that way," she said.
When done right, schools and
parents can save money.
Helen Siewers' two daugh-
ters began walking a mile to
their elementary school in
Bowling Green City, Ky.,
because their mother wanted
them exercising, socializing with
friends and learning to navigate
their own community like she
did as a child.
But she's noticed an added
benefit: Her family has not
spent more on gas even as fuel
prices soar. It helps that Siewers
and her husband also walk to
work, bike to their errands and
try to keep one of their two cars
"We are not spending more
on fuel this year because we're
driving less," she said.
Associated Press writer Jessie
L. Bonner reported from Boise,


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* $100m IDB loan only way to finance New Providence'Road Improvement Project

construction industry and prevent Bahamas incurring an 'unsustainable medium-term debt build-up'
Construction industry ,
growth of 14 per cent Project projected to generate 13.8 per cent economic rate of return over 20 years
per annum is a major
factor behind the cost Cost overruns result from bitumen, 45 per cent plastics increase
Soverruns/increased costs
sustained by the New Providence
Road Improvement Project, with incurred since 2001 meant that the 2008 to 2027, the New Providence. ends or at off-peak periods, and did ities in the Bahamas had "increased
Inter-American Development Bank original project Budget of $62 mil- Road Improvement Project would not account for a potential reduction significantly" since, placing sustained
(IDB) financing the only way to pre- lion needed to be supplemented by a generate a 13.8 per cent internal rate in accidents. upward pressure in material and
vent the Bahamas incurring an further $100 million IDB loan, tak- of return, based on a net present val- When it came to the cost overruns labour availability, plus prices.
"unsustainable medium-term debt ing total costs to $162 million. ue (NPV) of $17.8 million. that had plagued the New Providence "All regions in the country have
build-up". Still, the increased costs are seem- The document added that these Road Improvement Project since its been experiencing sustained and
An IDB document on the project, ingly worth it. The IDB said an eco- projections underestimated the pro- original contractor, UK-based Asso- strong growth in the construction
which has been obtained by Tribune nomic impact study had estimated ject's true value, as it did not include ciated Asphalt, went bankrupt in
Business, said the cost overruns that, over a 20-year period between benefits to road users during week- 2000, the IDB said construction activ- SEE page 4B

BISX adds fifth

broker member

Tribune Business Editor
Pension Ser-
vices (Bahamas)
was yesterday
unveiled as the
Bahamas Inter-
national Securi-
ties Exchange's
(BISX) fifth
a member, a
move that further 'expands the
capital markets and its pool of

Keith Davies, BISX's chief
executive, told Tribune Busi-
ness that Colonial Pension Ser-
vices (Bahamas) would effec-
tively be a "specialist member"
of the exchange, given that it
was focused on institutional
clients and developing pension
products for them, not the
broader retail market.
"We are expanding our ros-
ter," Mr Davies said. "In our
minds it was always important
SEE page 5B

Real estate sales slow by 20-30% year-over-year

Tribune Business Editor
NEW Providence real estate
sales have on average slowed
down by "anywhere between
20-30 per cent" year-on-year to
date, the Bahamas Real Estate
Association's (BREA) presi-
dent told Tribune Business yes-
terday, although stable prices
gave him optimism that the
market would pick up early in
William Wong said that based
on his company's performance
and feedback received from his
real estate colleagues, he would
"hazard a guess" that Bahamian

* But realtor chief optimistic on turn around by early 2009, with prices holding firm
* 'Little impact' seen from government Budget incentives, as they might have come 'too late'

realtors had seen a decline in
sales of "anywhere between 20-
30 per cent" compared to the
year-to-date period for 2007.
My office has been slow, and
colleagues have also noticed a
downturn," Mr Wong told Tri-
bune Business. "Just based on
my own office and other col-
leagues in the industry, they
have noticed a drop-off in busi-
"This probably is a cycle
we're going through, and later
in the year, or early 2009, we

will see things come back. The
prices haven't come down -
they're holding. We're not see-
ing any decline in prices, so
property values and sales val-
ues are holding."
Mr Wong said the real estate
slowdown, which has taken root
in both the domestic Bahami-
an and international market
segments, seemed to have taken
root at the turn of the year.
"It really came home in the
last six to seven months," Mr
Wong said, attributing the slow-

down to the "wait and see atti-
tude" being taken by Bahamian
and international buyers amid
the current economic uncer-
Apart from the global econo-
my's travails and likelihood of a
US recession, Mr Wong said
real estate buyer sentiment had
also been influenced by a reduc-
tion in disposable income as a
result of soaring energy, food
and gasoline prices. Lay-offs
SEE page 2B

Bahamas liberalises


of services for

EPA agreement

Tribune Business Reporter

THE Bahamas services' offer for the Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA) has gone further than the minimum by liberal-
ising at least one supply method in 83 per cent of services sectors,
the minister of state for finance said yesterday.
Zhivargo Laing said the services offer that will be submitted to
the European Union (EU) essentially mirrors the current Nation-
al Investment Policy of the Bahamas.
"This services offer covers 128 of the 155 sectors, some 83 per cent
coverage," Mr Laing explained.
As a more developed country SEE pa
within CARIFORUM, the 'SEE page 5B

Firms forced

to keep two

vehicle fleets

Tribune Business Editor
SOME Grand Bahama Port
S- Authority (GBPA) licensees are
ESSO $5 37 having to operate two separate
vehicle fleets due to Customs'
policy on bonded vehicles that
operate outside the Port area,
45 4 something that a senior business
executive yesterday told Tribune
Business "doesn't make eco-
nomic sense".
Greg Langstaff, the Grand
Bahama Chamber of Com-
merce's first vice-president, said
t_" GBPA licensees had to main-
tain and operate the two vehicle
fleets one for use in Freeport,


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and reduced work weeks in the
Bahamian hotel industry were
also having an impact.
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"We're hoping things come
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impact from the economic
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Tribune Business
THE former minister of state
for finance, James Smith, said
yesterday that while he did not
oppose the Economic Partner-
ship Agreement (EPA) to be
signed with the European
Union (EU), he did have some
concerns about the Bahamas'
services offer.
Speaking to members of the
Ernest T Strachan, Advanced
Toast Masters Club 7108 at
Lucianco's yesterday, Mr Smith
said that in a way CARICOM
was blindedsided as it relates to

the EPA and the services offer.
Mr Smith pointed out that the
challenge for CARICOM was
that there was no benchmark
for services, and this could keep
evolving into a 'moving taregt'.
This had the potential, he
said, to be a problem in areas
such as Information Technolo-
gy, where certain aspects of the
industry are liberalised but then
new services are developed.
CARICOM may not necessari-
ly want these new areas to be
opened, but under existing EPA
terms they will be.
Mr Smith said the Bahamas
had the challenge of having to
trade as a bloc with its Caricom

Mr Smith noted that any
trade agreement the Bahamas
enters into will involve the
removal of tariffs. For a country
like the Bahamas ,which relies
so heavily on tariffs for its rev-
enue, he said it was essential
that preparatory work was done
to find new taxes to replace that
lost revenue.
During his time in office, Mr
Smith said he focused on mak-
ing amendments to the coun-
try's tax system.
As it relates to the current
state of the country's economy,
Mr Smith said there were signs
that the US economy is
rebounding slightly and that
bodes well for the Bahamas.

Fleming's Freeport strategy

projects 132,000 new jobs

Tribune Business Editor
Prime Minister's assertion that
he will not allow him to acquire
100 per cent control of the
Grand Bahama Port Authority
(GBPA) and Port Group Ltd,
British banker Roddie Fleming
has unveiled a strategy that he
believes will create 132,000 new
jobs by 2020.
Mr Fleming's latest plans for
Grand Bahama, encapsulated
in a document crafted by Rob
Millard of Global Fulfillment
Services, employ an economic
impact assessment by Boston-
based NERA to project that the
anticipated projects started by
himself and other investors in
Grand Bahama will create
132,000 jobs and make a cumu-
lative $5.5 billion economic
The document, entitled The
Flemings Strategy for Grand
Bahama, said that only 19 per
cent of Grand Bahama's work-
force would be employed in the
tourism sector by 2020, having
been overtaken by professional
services with a 26 per cent
"It is anticipated that most of
the highly-qualified, highly-
experienced components of the
workforce will be employed in
entirely new positions in the
professional services, manufac-
turing and healthcare sectors,
occupying positions that do not
exist today," the Flemings strat-
egy said.

"In total, all the projects that
we considered, plus organic
growth in the expanded.
Freeport and Grand Bahama
economy, and as a result of the
increased population and pros-
perity levels, will create the
132,000 jobs anticipated by
2020. Most of these jobs will be
created by others whose pro-
jects will be optimised by the
Flemings strategy, rather than
projects that Flemings and their
partners will bring to the island
. By 2020, the Fleming docu-
ment projected that its Grand
Bahama strategy would create
14,104 jobs in the transporta-
tion sector, producing an extra
$950 million contribution to
Bahamian gross domestic prod-

uct (GDP).
Many of these jobs would
come from Grand Bahama
International Airport and the
cruise ship terminal, with the
airport projections based on
staff numbers at the facility in
Tucson, Arizona.
On tourism, some 25,104 jobs
were projected to be created,
with a $662 million spending
contribution to the Bahamian
economy. Among the projects
these figures were based on
were Ginn sur mer, Bahamas
Golden Beach, the Royal Oasis
redevelopment by Harcourt,
Our Lucaya and Morgan Stan-
ley's Barbary Beach project.
The biggest boost was fore-
cast to come from professional
services, including the interna-

tional financial centre Mr Flem-
ing is proposing for Freeport,
with some 32,588 jobs and
$1.826 billion GDP impact pro-
Elsewhere, manufacturing
was projected to create 11,182
jobs and a $451 million GDP
contribution; retail and whole-
sale industries would see an
extra 23,058 jobs with a $687
million economic impact; and
there would also be job increas-
es in sectors such as construc-
tion, health services and the

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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
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FROM page 1B
industry, the IDB report said.
"Cost escalation remains
very high. and project costs
continue to be volatile, with
significant rises in many dif-
ferent areas of individual
trades. The volatility in mater-
ial costs is creating significant
problems, particularly in trades
heavily dependent on few key
It added: "A significant fac-
tor affecting the escalation of
costs is market congestion.

Construction activity in the
Bahamas has been very strong
in all market sectors, with the
annual growth rate of the con-
struction activity being around
14 per cent per annum, result-
ing in a very high demand for
construction services country-
The IDB said the shrinking
pool of available construction
workers had placed upward
pressure on wages, while mate-
rial and equipment costs were
"a significant part of construc-
tion cost increases".

The report said Engineering
News Record showed that con-
struction material prices had
increased, on average, by 18.5
per cent over the past year. Of
particular note were oil prices.
still well over $100 per barrel
compared to the $26 per barrel
price enjoyed when the New
Providence Road Improve-
ment Project was begun in
The more than four-fold
increase in crude oil prices had
a particular effect on bitumen,
used in road surfacing, as its

price tracks crude oil since it is
a 100 per ceint derivative from
this product.
Supply shortages of plastic
products, such as drainage
materials, had seen their prices
increase by an average 45 per
cent since 2005.
The IDB said all these
events had "a dramatic effect
on the construction costs" asso-
ciated with the New Provi-
dence Road Improvement Pro-

It added: "The cost overruns
result from extraordinary cir-
cumstances beyond the [Gov-
ernment's] control, underesti-

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Dates and Times

New Student Orientation & Advisement
Wednesday, August 20t, 2008
12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Band Shell off Poinciana Drive
(Parking available at the Tucker Road entrance)
(Parern ame iitaeda to attend)

Students will use the campus computers to complete their first online registration.
August 21st 8:00 am. 6:00 p.m.
August 22rd 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Bill Payment
Bills are paid at the Business Office located in the Portia Smith
Poinciana Drive.
August 21st 8:00 a.m. 6:00.p.m. "" '
August 22d.-,8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Building off

mation of original costs and
rises in the price of materials
(especially fuel and bitumen)
equipment and labour."
With a fiscal deficit equiva-
lent to 2.6 per cent of GDP in
2007, the IDB said the Gov-
ernment could not finance the
remaining New Providence
Road Improvement Project
works itself. Nor could it
secure alternative financing
that was comparable to the
favourable terms offered by
the IDB, since the Govern-
ment would have been charged
an interest rate 3-5 per cent
above the US Treasury rate
and given a repayment term
less than 25 years.
"If the Government of the

NOTICE is hereby given that BERNITO EUGENE of 3428
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
21ST day of AUGUST 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

Environmental Consultants

Ferreira & Company is seeking the services of an
Attorney. Experience or interest in Environmental
Management would be an asset but is not essential.

Salary commensurate with experience.
Applications will be held in strict confidence.

All applications should be received no later than
September 15th, 2008

Apply via email to:
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Bahamas were to borrow $100
million at the current market
rates, this would result in an
*unsustainable build-up of the
debt burden of the Bahamas
in the medium term," the IDB
"A higher cost market loan,
which reduces fiscal space,
would also havb possible
adverse implications for the
Government's funding of
social programmes in the
Traffic growth on New Prov-
idence, the IDB report said,
was estimated at 14.3 per cent
between 1999 and 2005, with
GDP growth standing at 11.2
per cent in the same period.
The IDB estimated the total
cost of roadworks associated
with the New Providence Road
Improvement Project at $113.2
million, of which $21 million
would come from the original
loan and $92 million from the
new supplementary financing.
The $113.2 million was bro-
ken down into the $87 million
bid price offered by leading
contractor, the Argentine firm
Jose Cartellones Construc-
ciones Civiles (JCC), plus
another $26.2 million to cover
works reintroduced into the

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Bahamas liberalises 83% of

services for EPA agreement

FROM page IB

Bahamas was required to liber-
alise a minimum 75 per cent of
services sectors in at least one
mode of supply.
The offer maintains the 13
sectors under the National
Investment Policy which are
reserved for Bahamian owner-
ship only.
Mr Laing added that now the
services offer had been released
to the public, he expected many
of the fears regarding the level

of access EU firms would be
allowed to the Bahamian mar-
ket will be allayed.
Now that the offer has
obtained cabinet approval, Mr
Laing said it will be submitted
to the CARICOM Regional
Negotiating Machinery to make
sure it is structured in the same
format as the other nations.
However, he said the CRNM
will not make any changes to
the actual terms of the
Bahamas' offer.

Mr Laing added that he has
seen several of the offers from
other Caribbean countries, and
said in many cases they were
more liberal than the
Bahamas's offer.
"Much of the Caribbean is
much more liberal and open
than the Bahamas in terms of
their offer. There are areas we
reserved for Bahamians that
other countries have not
reserved for their nations, but
we are generally a more open

economy than them," Mr Laing
"In financial services it is
mostly non-Bahamians that
have made the way for us to
establish the hotels and banks
etc, and some of the Caribbean
countries have now opened to
this discussion."
Although a signing date has
been set for September 2, 2008,
it is still unclear as to whether
that date will be met, Mr Laing

BISX adds fifth broker member

FROM page 1B

to provide a choice for
investors, professionals or oth-
erwise. This is advancing choice
for institutional investors look-
ing at developing pension prod-
ucts for their businesses.
"On the market side, diversi-

fiction of investments is equal-
ly as important as diversifica-
tion of persons providing those
services. Colonial are ahead of
the curve. Our market is only
eight years old. You're begin-
ning to see our market take
shape, and we know in the
future there's going to be pen-
sions legislation requiring busi-

NOTICE is hereby given that JEAN JOSEPH OF #150 FAWCETT
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 14th day of AUGUST, 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

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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 at the chambers of Clinton Sweeting
O'Brien, 303 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas, Attorneys for the Plaintiff.
Common Law & Equity Side

,assAU. ,wM __,

Registrar othe Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in
chambers at the Supreme Court precincts, Nassau, Bahamas on
the 1i dayof _L __ A. D. 2008on the hearing
ofan appication 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 240 day of June A. D. 2008

TO: The Defendant, by substituted service pursuant to the Order of the Deputy
Registrar dated the 290 of May 2008.

Common Law & Equity Side





CLE/GEN No. 00827

303 Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Plaintiff

nesses to put in place structures
to facilitate savings by their
employees in a country where
the savings rate is low.
"What Colonial has done is
establish themselves as a major
player in the market and this
Colonial Pension Services
(Bahamas) is an affiliate of
insurance company Atlantic

Medical, with both owned by
Colonial Group International
of Bermuda.
Colonial Pension Services
(Bahamas) is headed by former
Colina principal Larry Gibson.
The other four BISX bro-
ker/dealer members are Royal
Fidelity Capital Markets,
CFAL, SG Hambros and FG
Capital Markets.

Health Information Management Coordinator

* The Transcriptionist must possess a high school

* Certified Medical Transcriptionist credentials or
equivalent training is preferred.

A minimum of one year of previous medical transcription
experience within a health care setting is preferred.

CMT (Certified Medical Transcriptionist) is preferred.

Manages the computerized/manual system of
material/information recorded by the physician, utilizing
a computerized transcription system, to assist in the
completion of medical record. Performs duties in
support of Doctors Hospital mission to ensure the
highest quality of patient care in an economically sound
and efficient manner.

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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
Estate Trustee with a Will of the deceased were 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

We are pleased to announce the formation of
the law firm to be known as:-


(Incorporating the previous firm known

as Cheryl E. Bazard Law Chambers)



No. 25 Harley Street

Post Office Box N-440

Nassau, Bahamas

Tel: (242) 326-0126/7

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EMAIL: bazardlaw@gmail.com


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BISX ALL SHARE INDEX' A CLOSE 1,801.87 I 1CH 0.31 1 %CHG 0.02 I YTD -264.88 I YTD63 -12.82
FINDEX. A CLOSE 856.42 I YTD% -10,04% I 2007 28.29%
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11.80 11.60 Bahamas Property Fund 11 .0 11.80 0.00 1.061 0.200 11.1 1.69%
9.68 8.50 Bank of Bahamas 8.50 8.50 0.00 0.643 0.160 13.2 1.88%
3.99 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 0.208 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 0.048 0.040 62.6 1.39%
8.50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 6.82 6.82 0.00 0.449 0.300 15.2 4.40%
5.88 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%
B.10 8.02 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%
5.10 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 000%
1.00 0.41 Freeport Concrete 0.44 0.44 0.00 0.035 0.000 12.6 000%
B.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%
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CFAL Global Bond Fund
CFAL Global Equity Fund
CFAL High Grade Bond Fund
Fidelity International Investment Fund
FG Financial Preferred Income Fund
FG Fi,,ancil Growth Fund
FG Financial Diversified Fund

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FROM page 1B

the other outside due to the
Government's and Customs'
policies of not allowing bonded
vehicles to leave the Port area.
"Right now, there are some
businesses out there who have
two fleets of vehicles," Mr
Langstaff told Tribune Business.
"They have to have a fleet of
vehicles for carrying on and
transacting business in the Port
area, and another fleet of vehi-
cles for carrying on and trans-
acting business outside the Port
"It doesn't make economic
sense for a business to have a
situation like that. It needs to
be addressed. It wouldn't hap-
pen anywhere else in the world."
Mr Langstaff said the situa-
tion had given larger businesses
and companies an advantage
over smaller ones, as the former
were able to use their scale and
greater 'clout' to obtain permis-
sion from Customs for their
bonded vehicles to travel all over
Grand Bahama.
The Chamber first vice-presi-
dent pointed to Grand Bahama
Power Company as an example,
explaining: "If you're a big
enough business, you can drive
bonded vehicles outside the Port
area. Grand Bahama Power
Company drives bonded vehi-
cles all over the island because it
has permission from Customs."
Mr Langstaff also cited the sit-
uation surrounding the $4.9 bil-
lion Ginn sur mer development
at Grand Bahama's West End,
as Freeport-based contractors
and service suppliers working on
the project had received per-
mission "on a case-by-case
basis" from the Comptroller of
Customs to drive out to the site
in their bonded vehicles.
Indicating that this 'special
treatment' provided to Ginn's
contractors and service suppli-
ers was tantamount to discrimi-
nation, Mr Langstaff said it sent
the message that "all businesses
between Freeport and the Eight
Mile Rock border are less
important than Ginn".
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 business.
The Chamber is arguing that
the key test for determining

whether goods should be treated
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.
"Wouldn't it be great not to
hinder business right now?" Mr
Langstaff asked.
"The Hawksbill Creek Agree-
ment is statute law. The only
thing we have issues with here in
Freeport is interpretations of the
law, which are contrary to the
Agreement, by Customs. Cus-
toms continues to impose arbi-
trary policies with no basis in
law or the Hawksbill Creek
In an August 15, 2008, letter
sent to acting Customs Comp-
troller, Anthony Adderley, the
Grand Bahama Chamber of
Commerce's president, Grego-
ry Moss, said the Supreme Court
ruling against Customs in the
UNEXSO case had found that
the temporary movement of
bonded goods outside the Port
area to assist a licensee in carry-
ing out its business did not
amount to an 'exportation' of
those bonded goods.
In his ruling, Justice Stanley
Moore had found that the key
factor in determining whether
UNEXSO's marine equipment
could be bonded was not
whether it was used outside the
Port area, but whether it was
used in the company's business.
The Chamber is now pushing
for the Government and Cus-
toms to adopt that ruling in
respect to bonded vehicles that
leave the Port area temporarily
as an instrument of commerce
to assist a GBPA licensee in con-
ducting its own business.
The Grand Bahama Chamber
is holding a members meeting
in West End on August 27,2008,
and many GBPA licensees wish
to attend in their bonded vehi-
cles something that is likely to
bring the issue to a head.
Mr Adderley appeared to
agree with the Chamber's posi-
tion in an August 11, 2008, letter,
but added the caveat that Cus-
toms had the ability to deter-
mine that goods which entered
Freeport duty-free could be
treated as 'consummable stores',
and therefore be liable for duty
Mr Adderley wrote: "I am to
advise that Bahamas Customs
has never adopted a stance that
bonded motor vehicles cannot
travel outside of the Port area
under the provision of the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement."

He added that it was incor-
rect to state that Freeport corn-
panies were "being hampered in
their ability to transact business
and service customers outside of
the Port area", or that bonded
vehicles would be forciblev con-
fiscated" if taken outside the
Port area, due to Customs' per-
ceived policies.
Mr Moss. in his reply to media
statements made by Mr /\dder-
ley, said "many" Chan'mber mem-
bers were "being deprived of
business oppoI tunitics" by Cus-
toms' refusal to allow bonded
vehicles to leave the Port area.
"Those latter statements.
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 vehicles
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 travelling in their bonded
vehicles outside the Port area,
something that did not require
'permission' from customss .
And Mr Moss also requested
that the comptroller show him
any Hawksbill Creek Agree-
ment provision that supported
the notion that the "temporary
excursion of bonded vehicles
outside of the Port area would
amount to an 'exportation' 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
bofided 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."






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Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision LOT NO. 1, BLOCK NO. 45,


% All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section "E" in the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island Shores
S. Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This site encompasses a
S". two storey building which is approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is a wooden landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on the upper level, approximately
., ?, .'-,^ "', .-"'. :r, "" 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level is
S approximately 148sq. ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.
a.. 1- 5 Appraisal: $151,007.00
X This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.

Lot No. 3 Yamacraw, Beach Estates

All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being lot no. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates, in'the said subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence
Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a single-storey triplex building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, 1 -bathroom, living, dining, kitchen apartments
unit and one unit being used as a barber and beauty salon, the land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.
Appraisal: $313,016.00

Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road
painted white trimmed brown.


i- All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft., being lot #1 of the Subdivision known as Western Shores Phase II, the said Subdivision situated in the Western District of
New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a single structure comprising of a single family residence consisting of approximately 2,430 sq. ft. of enclosed
living space. The residence comprises of 3-bedroom with closets, 2 1/2 bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utility room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic
door. The land appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly well kept with
3 dooimprovements including driveway, walkway and swimming pool. The yard is enclosed with walls.
Appraisal: $753,570.00

Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go pass Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is located on the left near Tusculum Subdivision and painted all white.


S, .- Lot No. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area, family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry
*_ porh j'i Appraisal: $188,406.00

-i Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st corner on the left then 1st right, house is second on your
jsf. .right WIth garage.


3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b
with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land
is a portion of one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment
parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street,
being just under a quarter acre in size and on the
lowside. A concrete block structure, with asphalt
shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total length
of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior
walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock and
the floors of vinyl tiles. .1
Appraisal: $265,225.00

All that of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot
12, of the subdivision known and designated as Millar's
Heights, situated in the Southwestern district of New
.-.. k Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25
J* .*S -* ^ yr old single family residence consisting of approximately
2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-bedrooms,
1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment
r. complex. The land is on a grade and level and appear to
be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly
kept, with improvements including parking area, walking
pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.
Appraisal: $239,500.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take
first right which is Wimpole St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London
Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on .the right before the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is
an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.

All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 42,616 sq. ft. and being
Lot # 90-D on a survey plan situated in the settlement of Lower Bogue
S-- on the island of Eleuthera, this site encompasses a commercial building
"-" consisting of a restaurant and disco that is approximately 13 yrs old,
--" '. with a total sq. ft. of approximately 4,852.12, which includes male .&
female rest rooms, stage area, 2-dressing rooms, dining room, commercial
kitchen and storage improvements also includes a 660.4 sq, ft, front
veranda, 752 sq, ft, concrete walk-ways, and 192 sq, ft, back porch.
This building is central air-conditioned.
Appraisal: $490,671.00
This property is situated on the western side of the main Eleuthera
Highway & approximately 2,219 ft. northerly of Four-For-Nothing Road, in the settlement of Lower Bogue North
Eleuthera. All utilities and services available.

Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town
Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 51
All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot no. 51,
I ,- of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville, the said subdivision situated
S ; in the southern district of New Providence Bahamas. Located on
I the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately
A' *.. 20yr old duplex apartment comprising of approximately 1,641
sq. ft. of enclosed living space which includes two 2-bedrooms, 1-
bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms units. and an approximately
9yr old one bedroom apartment building comprising of 382 sq.
*'.: ft. with bath, kitchen, living/dining room. the land is on a grade
.. and level; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
-- ~the possibility of flooding duJing annual heavy rainy periods of the
year. The grounds are fairiytept-with-improvements of concrete
parking area & concrete walkways around the premises. The yard is enclosed with chained linked fencing at the sides
and back.
Appraisal: $202,225.40
Traveling south on East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky's Service Station [Victoria Blvd]. Travel pass the third
corner on the left, the subject property will be the 9th on the left side. Painted green -trim white.

Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No.
217 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision
All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being Lot
No. 217 of the Subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens, the
said subdivision situated in the Southern District of New
V S Providence Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure
comprising of an approximately 20 yr old single family residence
consisting of 992 sq. ft of enclosed living space with 3-
bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, kitchen, drive
way and walk way. The land is on a grade and level and
appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding. The grounds are fairly kept and yard is open.
Appraisal: $127,988.00
Traveling south on East Street to the junction of Soldier Road, make a left at the light then turn right into Kennedy
Subdivision, go all the way to T-junction, turn right then first left then right again toward Mount Tabor Church building,
after passing Mount Tabor take first left sapodillaa blvd), the subject house is about 400 yards on the right painted yellow
trimmed green, with green and white door.
Lot No. 117, Lower Bogue
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements
containing 14,091 sq. ft. and being lot # 117, situated on
.- Skyline Drive, in the settlement of Lower Bogue on the Island
of Eleuthera, this site encompasses a single story structure
H still under construction and comprising of 3-bedrooms, 2-
L bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, and garage,
with a total living area of approximately 1,431.3. property
: also includes a covered front porch with a total sq. ft. of
approximately 103.5 sq. ft. this structure is approximately
S'65 % completed and is a new construction.
Appraisal: $127,399.00.
This property is situated on Skyline Drive in the settlement of Lower Bogue North Eleuthera.

All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated "E" which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of
Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 hundredth ft.;
outwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft; eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by land now or formerly the
property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has
a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00

Island Harbour Beach, Exuma
All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80'X 100') sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT
Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma Bahamas. The property is located All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of Ingraham's
on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean. Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the
Appraisal: $80,000.00 Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of (90)
ft; on the East by Lot No. 11 B and running thereon for a distance of (100) ft; on the south by a 20' wide road reservation
and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown
with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and
is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area
Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27 is approximately 80% developed with all utilities and services available.
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being lot no. 3, block 27, section b, of Rainbow APPRAISAL: $72,000.00
Subdivision with residential zoning. This property is bounded about 103.44 ft north by Queens Highway, and 137.02
ft. East and about 99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle. 139.91 ft West. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $40,328.00

All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory
Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting
as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet
northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274
hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth
ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property of the Venor and running thereon for a distance of 322.955
hundredth ft. This property having an area of approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial
development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00
This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as "Mutton Fish Point"

All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and designated "F"
which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement
of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and
-abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for
a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running
thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance
of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a
distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful
and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,276.00

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All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the said
subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 24 year old single family
residence with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport) consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front porch-198 sq. ft.,
back patio-380. The building is a two storey house. Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive
of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front room, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen downstairs.
Climate control is provided by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans and other amenities. Quality of construction:
Average. Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept, with
improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees, and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located in the backyard. The yard
is enclosed along the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with metal railings, and metal gates at the front and back.
APPRAISAL: $365,000.00

Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then Ist right. The subject
house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige trimmed white.

All that loit ,t land h Ming .i n .itneAl 1 5,I "i .11 II. benIllg it 2525 h '1 th ucjhn,I II.'ri kn'.- i. j Sir L\ nden Piidliing E'tates. the said subdivision
is %inuated in the oouihe.atein dJIriLi oft Ne,'. Prn dence Bjahm:i 1Thi, pi-p.pcin i, :C--nipi ed ot .in ipproximatel) 4 yrs old single family
residence con tistjng ol appro. im.i l., 1l.'22 .,q I t 1 riclhocd Ii ing p.'ce. ,.'ih l -.hedroomni. 2-bathroorns litingidining room. kitchen
and utility room the lined i, on i giade iJnld Ic'l. li h .'.e r c\ i he nite .ipp,:.a t, i e ,ulliicie.nrll ecle waited ito dijallow the po-ibility of flooding
during annual heaj\ rain\ pciiodJ tile gioundx, .11e l.iil\ l.epti v. iin inh 1 roienmelnt int ludinrg a '.-.lk'. a\ The .rIl ni enclosed with chain linked
Appraisal: $155.694.40
Tra\eling through Pineiood Garden_ fion E,.it Siieet g', ,I it [he roundajbotui. he1dirg nrriih Ir.m ihe r'und:ibout. take the 2nd corner right heading
ea3t toward Sir Linden Pindling Eqt.ie AlN.ier p.pauing Tie no'.enience ioie i.ike ihe I -i corne right anid head i.'mard the Charles Saunders Highwa.,
the property is the 5th house on the lefl

All that lot of land being Lot No. 9, in the subdivision known as Workers Bank Subdivision situated in the western district of New Providence,
Bahamas. Having an area of approximately 5,600 sq. ft. located on the subject property is a 3 year old single storey single family residence comprising
of approximately 1,220 sq., ft of enclosed living space and consisting of 3-bedrooms with closets, 2 bathrooms, living, dining and kitchen, ventilation
is provided by ceiling fans.
Appraisal: $176,494.50
Travelling west on Harrold Road pass the round about of Sir Milo Butler Highway & take the 1st comer left between The Testing & Valuation
building & The Workers Laundrymat, travel over the hill & the subject property will be located on the right side of the street painted all white.

All that lot of land being Lot No. 359, in the subdivision known as Elizabeth Estates situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas
& having an area of approximately 5,000 sq. ft. located on the subject property is a 22 year old single family residence comprising of approximately.
871 sq, ft of enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen & laundry room. The land is flat but appears to be
sufficiently elevated to withstand the annual rain fall. The property is landscaped & contains low shrubs, flowering & fruit trees
Appraisal: $123,425.00
Travelling east on Prince Charles Drive, turn through the mrin entrance into Elizabeth Estates Commonwealth Blvd, travel all the way to Thelma
Gibson Primary School & turn right St. Vincent Ave. the subject property will be located on the next comer on the right side of Jamaica Ave &
St. Vincent Avenue painted all white.


All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera. being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210
sq. ft., this site encompasses a 12 year old single storey home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast room, kitchen
and laundry room, with a total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double car garage, and front entrance with a total sq. ft.
of approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85% completed. The property is well landscaped with crab grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.

Appraisal: $229,426.00
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.

All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community.
Tile site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original state. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow
Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions.
APPRAISAL: $219,354.40
The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern .entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres.

All that lot of vacant land having an area of 16,000 sq ft, of the subdivision known and designated as Millars Heights,
the said subdivision situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is zonned multi
family / single family. The land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.
APPRAISAL: $355,000.00
Travelling west on Carmichael Road after passing Bamboo Shack and East Ave, make a left turn onto West Ave. The
subject property will be on the left handside of the street enclosed with chain link fencing just before Wimpole Street

Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher
All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known as Rock
Crusher and in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas.
This property is zoned multi family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising
of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed
living space with a patio consisting of 270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured.
Appraisal: $97,214.00
Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the P.L.P. headquarters, go about midways
through to Wilson Street, go though the comer all the way to the dead end. The property is located
behind the chain linked fence at the back of the yard.

Lot //20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal
Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation
with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured
uis yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The
said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean..
Appraisal: $41,275.00

Lot No. 1036 Garden Hills Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 5,989 sq ft, being Lot No. 1036 of the subdivision known as Garden
Hills Estates, a said subdivision situated in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property
is vacant land and is zonned residential single family. The subject property is severely sloping downwards
Appraisal: $65,000.00
Travelling west on the East West Highway, take the 2nd entrance left into Garden Hills Estates next to
Hillside Mission Baptist Church, travel up the hill on Edelweis Ave to Orange blossom ave. mak a right
on orange Blossom Ave & the subject property is the 2nd on the left side.

Eleuthera Lot No. 15, North Palmetto Point
All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 22,316 sq. ft. being a portion of a 25.166 acre tract "A" &
being lot # 15 in a development known as Spanish Main situated in the settlement of Palmetto Point on
the Island of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of The Bahamas. This area is complete with all utilities and
services available.
Appraisal: $65,832.00
This property is situatedat Spanish Main just ofT the Bank Road North Palmetto Point South Eleuthera

Lot B, Marigold Farm Road Allotment 67
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 1.173 acres and being referred to as the plot. the property is lot No. B and
is situated on Marigold Farm Road in the area known as Allotment 67, a subdivision situated in the south eastern district
of New Providence Bahamas. This property is zoned multi family.
Appraisal: $290,000.00
Traveling from Joe Farrington Road onto Marigold Farm Road heading south. The subject is th 2nd to last property
on the left hand side of the road near the pond.

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No. 17 WESTRIDGE ESTATES Appraisal: $930,000.00
All that lot of land having an area
of 30000 square feet, being lot
Number 17 of the subdivision
S. known as Westridge Estates
:---'.-i ... .... & ... Addition. Situate in the Western
District on the island of New
Located on the subject property is
a newly con-structed single storey
structure comprising 6,000 feet of
living space with a three Car
The building is 75% completed and
comprises five bedrooms, four and a half baths study, living/dining, family room,
kitchen, laundry and generator room.
Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into Westridge, take the first
corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject property will be about the seventh on the right
hand side of the road.

Lot #18 BLOCK #27 VENICE BAY Appraisal $591,955.00
A mulitfamily lot of 12,225 square feet comprising.three structures, One
complete unit at the front comprising 1638 and a porch of 200 square feet of
living space. A middle structure (town house) of 1626 square feet of living
space that's 80% complete and the third building at the rear of the property up
to belt course comprising 1627 square feet. Each building has two bedrooms,
one bathroom, living and dining areas and

Directions: Travelling West on Carmichael Road, turn onto
Bacardi Road. Travel South past Millar's Pond just before
reaching Bacardi. Turn Right onto paved road after
passing the pond. Subject is located on the Right side of
the road.

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The subject property is developed
with a duplex building consisting
ofapproximately 1,512 square feet
of living space, inclusive of two I- s
bedrooms, living and dining areas,
kitchen and bathroom. Ventilation
in bedrooms is by Wall aircondition

Directions: Traveling West on Carmichael take the corner North' of Golden Gates
Assembly immediately before Texico Station. Follow the bend. Subject property is
shortly after passing bend. Painted Green trimmed blue.


iraisal: $303,000.00
The subject property
consisting of 8,400
square feet is
developed with a split
leveled home with 1925
square feet of floor area
on the ground floor, a
porch area of 437
square feet and second
floor area of 735 square
feet. The building is of
sound construction
and completed in its

entirety. The ground floor comprises 2 bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, dining and
family room. The second floor comprises two bedrooms, one bath, living and
dining areas.
Directions to property: Heading East on Soldier Road, turn left onto first paved road opposite
Lowes Wholesale, 2nd to last house on the road with chain linked fence.


Appraisal: $335,000.00

Located on this 6,000 square feet
..s property is a split level single family
.as ,*m i Jmm 1' dwelling comprising four bedrooms,
two and a half bathrooms, living and
S'. dining rooms, kitchen and TV room.
d. Attached to the main house is two
onre bedroom apartmrrinLs.
Directions: Take Carmichael Road heading west, turn corner opposite BFM Church, Cedar Way,
then take first corner on the right, Tangerine Street. Subject will be about the second on the
right hand side of the road.

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ipraisal: $171,000.00



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Appraisal: $183,000.00

All that piece parcel or lot of
land with an area of
approximately 5,393 square feet
being lot number 1 of the
subdivision known as Canon
. John Pugh Estates. Located on
the said property is a three-
year-old single family residence
of approximately 1, 200 square
feet of enclosed living space
with three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, living, dining, utility
rooms and kitchen.

Directions: Travelling on Fox Hill Road North off Prince Charles, take first corner on
the left, go pass Fox Dale entrance, pass Freddie Munnings Estates towards Saint
Augustine's College, take first right, and the first right again, subject property is
located on the corner on the left'side, painted olive green and white.


Appraisal: $185,000.00

Lot 17 comprising an area of
approximately 5,220 square feet.
Located thereon is a two year
S -. '- old single family dwelling of
.approximately 1,428 suare feet
Sof living space inclusive of a
small entrance porch, fopr
bedrooms, two bathrooms, living
and dining area, a kitchen and a
utility room.

Directions: Travelling North on Fox Hill Road off Prince Charles, take first corner on
the left. Proceed past Foxdale's entrance and Freddy Munnings Estate. Continue
towards Saint Augustines. Take the last corner on the right and the immediate first
corner on the right. Subject will be the third on the right painted yellow trimmed


Appraisal: $189,000.00
All that lot of land having an area of
5,100 square feet (50x101) being lot 54
of the subdivision known as Emerald
Ridge, situate in the Southern District
of New Providence. The property is
elevated and on a level grade and
zoned as single/multi family residential.
Located on the subject property is a 25-
30 year old duplex apartment
consisting of approximately 1,325
square feet of enclosed living space,.
Each apartment comprises two
bedrooms, one bathroom, .dining room,
living room and kitchen.

I Directions: From Soldier Road opposite Nassau Christie Academy, take corner all the way
towards Red Land Acres. Subject is located on the left going over the hill, painted white
trimmed light blue.



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Appraisal: $456,000,00

A single family property
comprising 11,350 square feet.
Located on this property is an
11 year old single family two
storey residence comprising
3,794 square feet of living
space. The lower floor consists
of living, dining and kitchen
area. A stairway, bathroom and
other public areas. The upper
floor contains two bedrooms,
one bathroom, Master Suite

inclusive of bedroom, bathroom and balcony.

Directions: Travelling East on Prince Charles Drive, turn Right at Super Value Food
Store. Proceed to the T junction. Turn left, then an immediate Right. Property is
located near the Dead End corner on the Right side of the road.

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FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $718,000.00

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Located on this Multi Family lot of 23,564 square feet are two incomplete
buildings. Single story Triplex of 3,502 square feet inclusive of Living and
dining area with full service kitchen three bedrooms inclusive of Master
bedroom and two bathrooms per unit.

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $337,000.00

All that lot of land having an area of 16,533 sq. ft. being lot No. 37 of the
subdivision known and designated as.Bahamia Marina and Bahamia Section
4 Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Located on this property is a
structure comprising a 3 year old duplex structure which covers
approximately (3,058) square feet. Apartment consisting of two 2-bedrooms,
2-bathroom with private Jacuzzi in master bath, spacious living.and dining
room, full service kitchen, a laundry and utility room, foyer/hallway with linen
and storage closet. The property is fully secured by six foot plastic coated
chain-link fence runs along the side and rear and adjoins the painted 4 foot'
wall, with 5 foot pillars at front with electronic gate,


Appraisal: $116,190.00

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Located on this 72x102 feet property is a 16 years old single
family dwelling comprising 1,490 square feet of living space. This
includes, a living, dining and laundry room, kitchen, three
bedrooms, two bathrooms, a garage and entrance porch.

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $140,000.00

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The subject lot is
approximately 12,322 square
., ,, feet. Situated on this
property is a single story
single family dwelling of
2,800 square feet of living
space. This includes a small
front porch, a large foyer, a
sunken living room with
-1 fireplace and chimney, a
dining area, a full service
kitchen, a family room with
adjoining laundry and

storage room. A hallway with linen closets, a hallway bathroom. Three
auxiliary bedrooms with closets and a master bedroom with walk-in
closet and private bathroom.

Lot 67 block 7
Located on this .30 of an acre
property is a newly built 1,900
square feet of living space single
family dwelling comprising an
entrance porch, four bedrooms,
two bathrooms and kitchen; a
living, dining, powder and laundry
room with adequate closet and
storage space.

Appraisal: $219,614.00

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $96,000.00
All that piece, parcel or lot land being Block 10, Lot 11 of Derby
Subdivision. The land is vacant, rectangular in shape, on level ground
and is on a canal. Contains approximately 11,250 sq. ft. and is in a single
family residential area.

Lot 300, Haddock Street, Sectio
The property is multifamily
zoned, contains 11,000 square
feet and is well landscaped with ,,
fruit trees.
Living accommodations include a
master suite, and private
bathroom, two auxiliary
bedrooms with closets, a .
hallway bath, laundry room and V
enclosed patio. Included in the
structure is a front porch,
entrance foyer, living and dinir rooms and
area of living space is 1,502 s(' are feet.

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Appraisal: $163,000.00

a full service kitchen. Total

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Lot 12 Block 13 Unit 2

Located on this .35 of an
acre property is a sixteen-
year-old single family
residence comprising four
bedrooms, two bathrooms,
living, dining, storage, utility
and laundry rooms; there is a
foyer, kitchen and den. Three
total area of living space is .
3,016 square feet.

Appraisal: $254,355.00

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Lot 5, Block 6, Unit 2
The subject lot contains an
approximate area of (17,789
sq. ft) seventeen thousand
seven hundred and eighty nine
sq. ft. or 41 of an acre,
Situated thereon is a single ,
storey, single family dwelling of
conventional concrete blocks
and poured concrete.
Accommodations are three


Appraisal: $245,827.00

Appraisal: $136,000.00

Located on this 4,200 square
feet single/multi family
property is a 20-year-old .
building of T-111 wood with
concrete floor, consisting V-. Li
approxi-mately 2,198 square "
feet of enclosed space, "he ..
structure was formerly use as .
a retail store and storage
facility, .
Directions: From Golden Gates -.
Shopping Centre, Baillou Hill Road.
Take the third corner on the Right after passing Farmer's Market. Take the
second Right then First right (Sun Close) subject is the fourth property on
the Right white trimmed black.

EXUMA HARBOUR SUE DIVISION Appraisal: $673,075.00

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The subject property is located on Kingway Road and is developed
with an area of 20,000 squar" feet. Situated thereon is a residence
comprised of 3,645 square f, .t of living accommodations, inclusive
of 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, with laundry and utility spaces and a two
bedroom one bath guest cottage of 600 square feet. The property is
fenced with white picket fencing and has a Gazebo at the highest
portion of the property.

bedrooms, three and a half b-iths, living, dining, full service kitchen
with centre island stove wit' a snack counter opened into a family
room, exiting to an opened patio at the rear. Adjourning the patio is a
study, laundry room and single car garage. The structure contains
approximately 2,567 sq. ft.of living space.


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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
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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 sum
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.

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Kakuro Answer

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1 Underladen object produc-
ing an ominous rumbling
8 Put us in charge of the
match (5)
9 Mother strangely
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10 Sinner I reformed pulls up, .
perhaps (5,2)
11 Play all set to score (5) 6
12 Quake in the centre, more
or less (6) 7
14 Translating Proust may
produce it (6) 8
17 Pack animal brings
everything back around 13
morning (5)
19 There are many sides to it 15
21 It's not a change 16
of position (7)
22 Low joint where members 18
meet (5)
23 One on watch
keeps circling slowly 20
round (6,4)

Yesterday's Cryptic Solution
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 Acreage,
15 Rubicon, 16 Abacus, 17 Bandit, 19
Loser, 21 Issue.

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

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

Wang Hao v Fabiano Caruana,
Reykjavik 2008. The Chinese are
coming, and Beijing has a master
plan to overtake Russia at the top
of international chess. Their target
is already achieved in women's
events with three individual world
champions, Olympiad and world
team gold medals, and best of all
the prodigy Hou Yifan, 14, who
many believe will surpass Hungary's
ludit Polgar as the number one
female player. Progress has been
slower in male chess, but in recent
months China's grandmasters,
several ranked in the world top 50,
have captured high prizes at opens
in Canada, Gibraltar and Iceland.
Wang Hao needed to win today's
position to share first prize in
Reykjavik, and a two-move sequence
forced his Italian opponent's
resignation. Can you spot White's

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
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Word, each letter may be used
once only. Each must contain the
centre letter and there must be
at least one nine-letter word.
No plurals.
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Contract Bridge

by Steve Becker

Bridge on a High Level

East dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.
SQ 10
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The bidding:
East South West North
Pass 4 Pass 6*
Opening lead three of hearts.
In today's deal, declarer 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 queen of hearts,
then played a club to the nine. East
took his queen and returned a dia-
mond, and South went down one.
'You could say the outcome was
unlucky after 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. I low 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 fobl-
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 therefore
the superior approach because it
Lives declarer two chances to make
the slam instead of just one.

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set for the 200 final

Senior Sports Reporter
BEIJING, China Running
out of lane nine. Debbie Fer-
guson-McKenzie had to fight
hard to clinch the fourth and
final spot in heat one of the
women's 200 metres to secure
her third straight appearance
in the final of the Olympic
Her time of 22.51 seconds
got her into her third straight
Olympic final with the seventh
fastest time out of the two
heats combined as she
attempts to become the first
Bahamian to repeat as a
medallist, ha\ ing "%on a bronze
in Athens. Greece in 2004.
Jamaica got a 1-2 punch
from defending champion
Veronica Campbell-Brow n
(22.19 faste-it qualify ing time i
and 100 metres silver medal-
list Kerron Ste, art (22.29)
with American Muna Lee
picking up third in 22.29.
Ferguson-McKenzie said she
was reminded that she's the
only athlete from the 2000
Games in Sidne\. Australia
who has been in both the finals
in the 100 and 2i0 in Athens
'and Beijing.
But considering that she did-
n't finish in the top two in her
heat to get a good lane for the
final, she said she "'- ill ha\e
to run" and with the field
ahead of her
She will trail Ca\man
Islands' C\donie Mothersill in
lane three. Campbell-Brow n
in four. American Allson
Felix in five. Stew art in si\.


American Marshe'et Hooker
in seven, Jamaican Sherone
Simpson in eight and Lee in
With the tide reeised in her
semifinal, the 32-year-old
found herself in "'no man's
land in lane nine. But she
came off the curve with the
pack and was able to run with
them down the stretch.
However. she had to storm
back at the end to pick up the
fourth spot.
"I was running kind of
blind." she said "I knew I had
to run and I think by the reply ,
I got out 'ery well, but I hesi-
tated coining off the curve.
You don't want to do that. so I
was running kind of blind."
As she prepares for the final.
Ferguson-McKenzie said she
would definitely have to
"break the national record, a
PB (personal best). I would
love to run a 21 whatever it is.
That has always been my goal
All things are possible. We will
see what happens.
"I definitelN have it in me.
I'm recovering very well and
I'm just going to give it my all."
Although she's the oldest
competitor in the field. Fergu-
son-McKenzie said: "I'm still
standing and I'm still holding
While the country has yet to
celebrate at the games. Fergu-
son-McKenzie assured the
Bahamian public that bet ween
herself. Chris "Bay" Brown in
the men's 400. Leevan "Super-
man" Sands in the men's triple
jump and the men's 4 x 400
relay. "it isn't over yet until
the fat lady sings."

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days are
down until
the end of
the XXIX
And my
chances of
t h e
win the .
medals I predicted are
beginning to look slim. But
we still have time to make
our presence felt.
As we wait for our big
moment tonight when three
of our athletes compete in
their individual finals, we
might as well poise and tip
our hats off to Jamaica, our
Caribbean neighbour.
Led by Usain Bolt, who
came through like a catego-
ry five "Lightning Storm"
at the Bird's Nest, the
Jamaicans have simply been
sensational in the sprints.
He broke two world
records, winning gold in the
men's 100 and 200 metres.
In my opinion, Bolt has
been to athletics like Amer-
ican Michael Phelps win-
ning a record eight gold
medals with all world record
breaking performances -
has been to swimming in the
While we are in awe of
what our rivals have done,
we still have a chance to
make our presence felt.
Of course, I predicted
that we would wind up with
at least three medals in
track and field. This could
be in jeopardy with the per-
formances that I've seen
here so far.
Surprisingly, three of our
potential medallists never
made it to the final. So as
we watched sprinters Der-
rick Atkins and Chandra
Sturrup and high jumper
Donald Thomas bow out,
our chances of getting the
first medal grew slimmer
and slimmer.
Now, we have three indi-
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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 lane two
starting @ 7:30
Men's Triple Jump
Leevan Sands, eighth
jumper, starting @ 8:20
Men's 400m

* Christopher Br
lane five, starting
Men's 4 x 400m
Relay Heats
* Christopher Br
* Andretti Bain
" Michael Mathiie
" Andrae Williar
" Avard Moncur
* Ramon Miller
Starting @ 8:10
Men's 4 x 400m
Relay Final
* Christopher Br
* Andretti Bain
* Michael Mathie
* Andrae William
* Avard Moncur
" Ramon Miller
Starting @ 9:05pr
Closing ceremony

'Hats off

to Jamaica'

JAMAICA'S Usain Bolt (above and top) celebrates winning the gold in the men's 200-meter final at the
Beijing 2008 Olympics yesterday...

MELANIE WALKER (centre) runs to the gold in the women's 400-meter hurdles. On the left is Britain's Tasha Danvers (bronze) and at right
is United States' Sheena Tosta (silver)...

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During the 2u104 Olympics in
Athens. Greece. Leelan Sands
scratched all three of his jumps
and didn't get a chance to com-
pete in the final of the triple
jump. And Chris Brown missed
out in qualifying for a spot in
the 400m final.
That Near hotweler. Debbie
Fereuson-McKenzie came
through w ith a sterling perfor-
mance to capture the bronze
Medal in the 200m, joining
Tonique Williams-Darling, the
Olympic champion, as the only
two medallists.
Yes, Williams-Darling didn't
compete in the Olympics this
One could only wonder what
would have happened if she did
hit the track in the 400m final
that saw race favourite Ameri-
can Sanya Richards in an upset
as she'lost her leading position
down the stretch to Great
Britain's Christine Ohuruogu
and Jamaica's Shericka
In Athens, the men's 4 x
400m relay team was also
denied a shot at a medal, and so
was the women's 4 x 100m relay
Surprisingly this year, we will
not be fielding a team for the
women's 400m relay for the first
time in the past four Olympic
But our male quarter milers
are representing us as the num-
ber two contenders.
So although the games are
winding down and we only have
a few events left to compete in,
the final three days of competi-
tion should be quite interesting
to watch.
We will have to watch out for
the Jamaicans who continue to
"rain on our parade."
As I log off and get back to
work, I am still hoping that I
can report back home that we
have won at least three medals.
At this point, their colour cer-
tainly doesn't matter, just as
long as we get them.


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bie Ferguson-McKenzie. the
men's triple jump final \ith
Leean "Superman" Sands and
the men's 400m hnal with Chris
"Ba." Brown.
And with the men's 4 411011
metre rela\ still to come our
ray of hope shines bright.
By far, today is the biggest"
day for Team Bahamas at the
Olympic Games.
By the time you would have
read this column, Ferguson-
McKenzie, Sands and Brown
should have already competed
in their respective events. In
case you're wondering, the time
in China is 12 hours ahead of
our time.
As far as my predictions go, I
expect that out of the three
events, we should produce at
least two medals.
I'm leaving the best one for
last, the men's 4 x 400m relay on
Saturday night.
In terms of Bahamian partic-
ipation so far at the Olympic
Games, my expectations have
been met and surpassed by far.
And the number of diverse
fans just shows that the level of
competition-has increased dra-
matically across the globe.
No longer can we take any-
thing for granted, thinking that
our athletes competing on the
greatest sports stage in the
world are bound to win
medals, or even qualify for that
Just look at Derrick Atkins,
the 100m silver medallist in 2007
IAAF World Championships in
Osaka, Japan, and Donald
Thomas, the world champion
in the high jump for the latter.
Neither performed up to par
before coming t6 Beijing and
they didn't have the competi-
tive edge against their Olympic
opponents. What a difference
a year has made for both of




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In averaging 16.3% of U.S. households for its Beij-
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Only one has done it since
'05, but four on pace for '08

By Bob Nightengale
PHOENIX Just when it appeared they
were fading away like leisure suits and
platform shoes, the 20-game winner
could be back in vogue.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett,
baseball's lone 20-game winner since
2005, is expected to soon have company
in the prestigious pitchers' club.
Four pitchers are on pace to win at least
20 this season Brandon Webb (18-4) of
the Arizona Diamondbacks, Cliff Lee
(17-2) of the Cleveland Indians, A.J. Burnett
(16-9) of the Toronto Blue Jays and Mike
Mussina (16-7) of the New York Yankees.
Seven others have at least 14 victories.
"I don't know why it's happening, but
it's great to see," says Webb, who starts to-
night against the San Diego Padres.
"There's no real reason for it, but just guys
seem to be more consistent."
Webb has a shot to reach 20 wins before
the end of August, which hasn't happened
since Arizona's Curt Schilling in his 23-win
2002 season. But more startling is the
number of potential 20-game winners on
losing teams. Lee, who starts tonight, has
won nearly one-third of Cleveland's
games. Edinson Volquez (15-5) of the Cin-

By Jim Mclsaac. Getty Images
Three to go: Cliff Lee is 17-2, despite the
losing record of the Indians this season.
cinnati Reds and Aaron Cook (15-8) of the
Colorado Rockies have shots at 20 victo-
ries despite being on struggling teams.
Brad Radke of the 1997 Minnesota
Twins (68-94) was the last 20-game win-
ner on a team that lost at least 90 games,
according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
"That's what's so impressive to me,"
says Arizona starter Dan Haren (13-6), "is
seeing guys winning on teams below .500.
Not to take anything away from a guy like
(Mike) Mussina, but the Yankees score so
many runs. Guys like Volquez, Lee, Cook
and (Tim) Lincecum aren't getting the sup-
port, and they're still winning."
Lee (17-2) has the opportunity to have
the highest winning percentage of any
20-game winner in baseball history. He ha
s an .895 winning percentage, 0.002 high-
er than Ron Guidry (25-3, .893) for the
1978 Yankees. Boston starter Daisuke
Matsuzaka (15-2, .882) is also threatening
the record.
"It's fun admiring what these guys are
doing right now," says Padres ace Jake Pea-
vy, last year's National League Cy Young
winner with 19 victories. "I hope they all
do it, but it's so tough to get wins.
"You can pitch as good as you want, but
your team still needs to pick you up."

plus frugality
By Bob Nightengale
MINNEAPOLIS Their idea of
an exorbitant meal is the all-you-
can-eat special at Red Lobster.
Airline flights are considered a
luxury, where no one sits in first
They frequently bunk together
in spring training, grab free rides
on the road and always have dis-
count coupons at their side.
These are the
Cover Minnesota Twins,
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story and scouting staff
-- that thrives on
thriftiness, charms
with their friendliness and,
through a work ethic they imbue
throughout the organization,
finds a way to win when no one
gives them a chance.
"I know we're competing
against them," Chicago White
Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf
says, "but how can you not like
"They're incredible."
The Twins, with an old-school
value system designed ideally for
their payroll, once again are defy-
ing baseball's conventional wis-
dom with perhaps their most
amazing season yet.
Despite a $57 million payroll -
25th in the major leagues and
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By AJ. Perez
The nation's largest and most
expensive steroid-testing pro-
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screening for less than a third of
substances it prohibits.
Texas' University Interscholas-
tic League lists 36 banned ster-
oids in the rules for its two-year,
$6 million program that began in
February. It tests for 10, UIL
spokeswoman Kim Rogers told
USA TODAY this week.
A report last month on results
through June said two of 10,117
tests had been positive, prompt-
ing some state lawmakers to
criticize the publicly funded pro-
gram's cost-effectiveness.
The UIL expects to test more
than 30,000 athletes across all
sports during the 2008-09
school year, including the first in-
season testing of football players.
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third of the list (of banned ster-
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What's the point?" says Texas
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seven lawmakers who voted
against funding the program.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a
backer of the program, says he
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program but "it's still too early to
draw any conclusions."
Rogers says the UIL targeted
only the most commonly used
steroids because of the cost of
testing for all the banned sub-
stances and because some of the
labs involved in the bidding proc-
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known anabolic substances. She
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for which the UIL tests.
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tested prep athletes for steroids,
New Jersey and Florida, also
have had very few positive tests.
New Jersey had one in 500
tests when its $100,000 pro-
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play began in 2006-07, the
only year for which results are
available. It will be testing again
for "all known steroids" and for
stimulants and diuretics, says
Bob Baly, an assistant director of
the New Jersey State Interscho-
lastic Athletic Association.
Florida tested 600 athletes
throughout the school year in six
targeted sports, including foot-
ball and baseball, last school
year; one test was positive. The
$100,000 program has been
dropped because of budget cuts.
Illinois expects to conduct 750
tests when its $150,000 pro-
gram makes its debut this fall. It
will screen during the postsea-
son for steroids, stimulants and
diuretics, Illinois High School As-
sociation assistant commissioner
Kurt Gibson says.

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despite losing a trio of players
who signed a combined
$275.5 million worth of contracts
in the offseason, the Twins (72-
54) are one game behind the
White Sox in the American
League Central and a game be-
hind the Red Sox in the wild-card
"I knew we had some talent,"
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire
says. "And I knew we were

Cover story

"But this, I don't think anyone
could have expected."
The Twins left town Wednes-
day afternoon for a 15-day, 14-
game trip their longest in 39
They will play 24 of their next
30 games on the road, a huge test
for a team with a starting rotation
boasting no player older than 26
or making more than $422,500.
But the Twins have grown ac-
customed to this underdog role.
They went from last-to-first to
win the 1987 and 1991 World
Series. They were nearly con-
tracted in 2001, only to win the
AL Central four times in six years.
Still, this season is like no other.
They lost seven-time Gold Glove
center fielder Torii Hunter to free
agency. They were forced to trade
two-time Cy Young winner Johan
Santana one year before he filed
for free agency.
They watched veteran starter
Carlos Silva leave as a free agent.
General manager Terry Ryan
stepped down and was replaced
by Bill Smith. Larry Corrigan,
their prized talent evaluator, de-
parted for a more prominent role
with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Twins were fielding a team
with six new players in the lineup
and four new starters.
"I had to carry a clipboard with
names and numbers all spring,"
Gardenhire says, "just to keep ev-
eryone straight."
Yet, here they are, turning
heads with their play and leaving
the opposition scratching their
"You can't help but admire
what they're doing," says New
York Yankees third baseman Alex
Rodriguez, whose $28 million
salary is more than the Twins'
starting lineup. "They're the best
fundamental team in baseball.
They play the game the way it's
meant to be played."

Kudos to Gardenhire

Their style is infectious, and no
accident. The Twins' commit-
ment to execution, situational
hitting and defense has become
such a trademark, opponents
can't help but be intrigued.
"You look at the way they do
things over there," says Seattle
Mariners pitcher Jarrod Wash-
burn, who'was'hoping to be trad-
ed to the Twins at the non-waiver
deadline, "and you want to be
part of it. It starts at the top with
Gardenhire. He and (the Angels')
Mike Scioscia are the two best
managers in baseball. Everyone
wants to play for those guys."
And the heavy lifting that cre-

By Tom Olnscheld. AP
Doing the right things: The root of the Twins' success started with the fundamental, monotonous fielding drills implemented by manager Tom Kelly in 1987 and refined by cur-
rent manage Ron Gardenhire. "You look at the way they do things over -here," Mariners pitcher Jarrod Washburn says, "and you want to be part of it."

By A.J.Olmscheld, AP
Current Angel: Torii Hunter says
he'll always be a Twin at heart.

ByTom Olmscheid,AP
Closer: Joe Nathan says the
Twins preach throwing strikes.

ates this atmosphere starts in the
wee hours of every morning, ev-
ery spring. The fundamental, mo-
notonous fielding drills the Twins
undergo were implemented by
manager Tom Kelly in 1987 and
refined by his prot6eg, Garden-
hire. First, it's the infielders. Then,
it's the outfielders. And then, af-
ter watching their teammates
sweat on the back fields, it's the
pitchers' turn.
"I take our pitchers out early,"
Twins pitching coach Rick An-
derson says, "just so they can
watch what the position players
are doing. I want them to see
how hard t' ey're working.
"I tell them, 'That's why I want
you to throw strikes. Let them
put the ball in play.. That's what
those guys are here for.'"

It's no coincidence the Twins
have walked a major league-low
306 batters this season and have
yielded the fewest walks in the
AL in three of the last four years.
"They preach that from Day 1,"
says Hunter, now with the Los
Angeles Angels. "Somebody
walks, and you say, 'Hey, what's
going on here?' And if they walk
two, it's like a sin."
The Twins want their pitchers
throwing strikes even in fielding
practice. They instruct their
catchers to sit directly behind
home plate and let the pitchers
hit the corners with their natural
"They make it pretty simple,"
closer Joe Nathan says. "If you
can't throw strikes, they'll find
someone who does."
The no-nonsense sensibilities
began when Kelly and general
manager Andy MacPhail came
aboard, preaching fundamentals
and defense, even if it meant
working on drills after games.
"I don't know whether it was
the right way or the wrong way,"
Kelly says, "but it was our way.
When you're operating under
certain parameters, you have to
execute parts of the game. We
have to catch the ball. We have to

pitch. And we have to play de-
fense. We can win games 4-3,2-1,
5-4. We can't get by in 9-8, 8-7
"We implemented many of the
things they're doing now, but
Gardy has made it better. The
names change each year, but
you're trying to find the'hungry
guy who'll fit in and work hard."
When the Twins were trying to
decide whether or not to trade
Nathan, fearing he could leave as
a free agent this winter, Nathan
informed Smith he wanted to
stay. The Twins obliged and
signed him to a four-year, $47
million contract.
"I'm sure people probably
thought I was crazy when I
signed, but I look like a genius
now," Nathan says. "People were
so wrong about this team be-
cause they don't know what
we're about."
The mentality, current and for-
mer Twins executives say, came
from Ryan. Twins scouts are told
to arrive not for the first pitch but
for the start of batting practice
and to stay until the final out.
"Terry was a living emLbdi-
ment of what goes on there,"
says Baltimore Orioles president
MacPhail, who made Ryan his

first hire after watching him scout
13 hours without leaving his seat.
Ryan, now a senior adviser to
Smith, showed his loyalty in
2001. Twins owner Carl Pohlad
volunteered his team for contrac-
tion. The Toronto Blue Jays tele-
phoned Ryan to be their general
manager. Ryan couldn't leave.
"I had to stay," Ryan says. "You
can't have a leader jump ship
when things go south a little bit."
Says Smith: "You can't imagine
what that meant to everyone in
the organization. Terry could
have saved himself, but he wasn't
going to let everyone drown."
Ryan's act resonated. The
Twins did not lose a single front
office official. The scouts stayed.
Kelly stepped down after 16 sea-
sons, but Gardenhire was pro-
moted as manager and the entire
coaching staff stayed.
It's no different today. In the
last 21 years, the Twins have had
one owner, two presidents, two
managers, three general man-
agers, one farm director and four
scouting directors..
There has never been a front
office executive, or high-ranking
baseball official, who has been
fired in the Pohlad regime, says
Twins farm director Jim Rantz,

who has been with the organiza-
tion since its inception in 1961.
There are at least eight front of-
fice officials who have been with
the Twins at least 20 years, and
five members of the coaching
staff, led by bullpen coach Rick
Stelmaszek, who's in his 28th
And the guys who leave want
to come back, with everyone
firm Santana to LaTroy Hawkins
saying how they miss the organi-
"I'll always be a Minnesota
Twin at heart," Hunter says. "I
love those guys. They taught me
how to play the game."
Those that remain are even
more grateful.
"You grow up here and learn
how to play the game the right
way," says injured outfielder Mi-
chael Cuddyer, who signed a
three-year, $24 million extension
in January.
"Nobody has an attitude. The
egos are checked at the door. We
hit a homer, we don't show any-
body up. You fit in here, or you're
"It's just a unique environ-
ment, and you have to experi-
ence it to really feel it. There's
nothing like it."

College football

S. Florida bullish on Selvie a__"I _

Junior one of nation's
top defensive ends

By Jack Carey

George Selvie has come a long
way in a relatively short time as a
college defensive end.
Imagine how good he could be
once he really gets the position
down pat.
Last year as a sophomore, Sel-
vie became the first consensus
All-American in South Florida's
short football history. He's one of
the most decorated and produc-
tive returning players in the na-
tion and heads into the'2008 sea-
son as the national leader in
career tackles for loss (46) and
is second in career sacks (20).
Selvie led the nation with 31
tackles for loss last season and
was second in sacks with 14h.
All this, along with a motor
that never seems to shut down,
comes from a player who was
recruited as a center and had
one scholarship offer from a Divi-
sion I-A program the one he
hopes to lead to a Bowl Champi-
onship Series game this year.
"I was a 215-pound center in
high school," Selvie says. "Every-
body said I was too small."
There's still a bit of thought
along those lines.
At 6-4, 245 pounds going into
camp, Selvie has made a concert-
ed effort this summer to add
about seven or eight pounds, he
says, to help his stamina.

"Last year, I got worn down a
little sometimes because I was
too light," he says. "They've got
me eating good stuff, vegetables
and other good food."
, Selvie doesn't anticipate losing
any quickness with a few extra
pounds, and that's bad news for
Bulls coach Jim Leavitt said his
star could excel at any weight at
just about any position.
"He's got a relentless attitude,"
Leavitt says. "1 think he would be
successful if he was a center or a
guard or a defensive tackle or a
linebacker. He's just a very
unique guy.
"In 30 years of coaching, I have
had very few players who have
had that kind of maturity and at-
titude or been that driven. He's
just very efficient.
"And we didn't know he would
be like that. I didn't even want to
move him, but I kept hearing
from our defensive coaches that
we didn't have any ends."
While playing at Pine Forest
High in Pensacola, Fla., Selvie also
got time on the defensive line and
was voted a Class 3A second-
team all-state selection.
He acknowledges he never ex-
pected things to come together
this quickly in college.
"It has been amazing, especial-
ly since I was given only one
scholarship offer," he says. "I
think when I got here I felt like I
had something to prove."
After redshirting during the
2005 season, when he won the
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Conference Overall
WestVirginia 5 2 240 126 11 2- 515 235
Connecticut 5 2 169 165 9 4 344 247
Cincinnati 4 3 209 170 10 3 472 244
South Florida 4 3 240 167 9 4 451 304
Rutgers 3 4 171 195 8 5 426 292
Louisville 3 4 193 231 6 6 422 377
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his work in the strength and con-
ditioning program, Selvie started
all 13 games at right end in 2006
and finished third on the team
with 84 tackles, including 15 for
loss and 5V2 sacks.
He had eight stops, with 3/V2

High-motor skills: South Florida defensive end George Selvie, bottom, had a national-best 31 V2 tackles
for loss last season, including 14V2 sacks. "He's got a relentless attitude," Bulls coach Jim Leavitt says.

behind the line, and a 9-yard
fumble return for the go-ahead
touchdown in USF's upset victory
at then-No. 7 West Virginia.
That helped him win Sporting
News freshman All-America hon-
ors but was a mere warm-up for
the outstanding numbers he
posted last year,; when he was a
finalist for the Ted Hendricks
Award and Nagurski Trophy and
was named Big East defensive
player of the year.
Selvie, who has spent time

studying the play of Indianapolis
Colts star end Dwight Freeney,
says he still has a lot of room for
"I can get better at a lot of
things: my footwork, my coun-
termoves, speed rushing," he
says. "It was hard at first to make
the adjustment (to end). The
coaches told me to just come out
and get off the ball quickly and
just play."
Selvie will be a marked man
this year, likely to see a lot of dou-

ble-teaming and maybe even
some triple-teaming.
"They're going to start teeing
off-and being very aware of him,"
Leavitt says of opponents.
That means others on the line
will have to step up, but Selvie
can help there, too.
"He's gotten more verbal,
more vocal since he was young-
er," Leavitt says. "And guys re-
spond to him. He's the leader.
There's not much doubt aboul

Finding treasures in the bargain basement
The Minnesota Twins organization is noted for discovering young, obscure talent in the lowest levels in other organizations.
San Diego Padres general manager Kevin Towers, baseball's longest-tenured GM, needed a bat in 2002 and acquired Brian Buchanan from the Twins. He
gave up shortstop Jason Bartlett, a Class A middle infielder who had 148 games of professional experience.
Buchanan was gone from the Padres after the season. Bartlett reached the major leagues two years later, and now is the Tampa Bay Rays' starting short-
stop, traded by the Twins with pitcher Matt Garza last winter for outfielder Delmon Young. "That was one of the worst trades I've ever made," Towers
says. "I had no idea he'd be that good."
Bartlett is one of at least nine Class A players acquired in trades who became major leaguers. A look at some of the Twins' grand thefts:
Player When acquired The skinny
1 B Daiid Ortiz 1996, from Seattle as player to be named for IF Dave Hollins. He was hitting.322 with 18 homers and 93 RBI in his first full pro-
fessional season at Class A Wisconsin. He became one of the
Game's most prolific sluggers.
RH starter Joe Mays 1997, from Seattle in a trade for OF Roberto Kelly. Mays was 22-14 with a 3.42 ERA in 48 minor league starts. He be-
came an All-Star pitcher.
RHP Kyle Lohse 1999, from the Chicago Cubs with RH starter Jason Ryan for RH re-He was 13-8 the previous season at Class A Rockford. He won 51
liver Rick Aguilera. games for the Twins and was a starter on three playoff teams.
LHP Johan Santana 1999, from Florida for pitcher Jared Camp in a Rule 5 draft trade. Santana had gone 8-8 with a 4.66 ERA at Class A Michigan. He be-
came the best left-handed pitcher of this decade.
LHP Francisco Liriano 2002, from San Francisco with RH reliever Joe Nathan and RH Liriano, who Wvas on the DL three times in 2002, pitched only nine
starter Boof Bonser for C A.J. Pierzynski. games at Class A San Jose and the rookie league. He became one of
the game's best young talents.
2B Alexi Casilla 2005, from the Los Angeles Angels for LH reliever J.C. Romero. He spent most of the season at Class A Cedar Rapids, hitting .325
with 47 stolen bases. He became a starting second baseman.

By Bob Nightengale



Tampa Bay
New York

Kansas City

Los Angeles

77 49
73 53
67 59
65 61
60 65

73 53
72 54
62 64
58 67
55 71

77 48
62 65
57 69

.611 L-1 7-3
.579 4 W-2 7-3
.532 10 W-1 4-6
.516 12 L-1 6-4
.480 161 L-2 4-6


GB Strk
- W-5
1 W-2
11 W-2
14h W-3
18 L-4

Pct. GB
.616 -
.488 16
.452 20h


W-1 5-5
L-3 2-8

Div. Home Away
28-19 47-18 30-31
23-23 43-18 30-35
24-23 38-27 29-32
22-21 35-27 30-34
19-30 31-26 29-39
Div. Home Away
36-21 45-19 28-34
36-21 46-23 26-31
21-30 33-28 29-36
19-30 35-29 23-38
18-28 28-34 27-37
Div. Home Away
20-13 37-23 40-25
20-15 32-30 30-35
14-20 34-33 23-36

Seattle 46 80 .365 31 L-6 1-9 14-20 24-38 22-42

Wednesday's results

Minnesota 3, Oakland 1 Chicago 15, Seattle 3
Boston at Baltimore Cleveland 8, Kansas City 5
New York 5, Tdronto 1 Los Angeles 5, Tampa Bay 4
Detroit at Texas

Today's probable pitchers, lines
2008 season opp. 2007-08 vs. opp. Last 3 starts

Kansas City at Cleveland, z.1 5ET1 (Line: Lie., 2: 1; Totaa runs: 7 /2)
K.C.-Greinke(R) 9-8 158V 3.92 3-6 1-2 12i 4.38 1-1 18 3.50
Cle.-Lee/l) 17-2 170;1 2.43 9-4 2-1 19 5.59 3-0 24 1.50
New York at Toronto, 7:07 ET (Line: Tor., 8 5; Total runs: 8/2)
N.Y.-Ponson(R) 7-3 1091 4.19 7-10 1-1 205 3.98
Tor.-HalladanvR) 14-9 191 2. 12-5 3-1 44 2.22 2-1 231 1.14
Minnesota at Los Angeles, 10:05 ET (Line: LA., 7/2.5; Total runs: 8)
Min.-Baker(R) 7-3 1193 3.91 0-4 0-2 11 9.00 0-0 17" 6.11
LA -Lackey VR) 10-2 1205 3.22 5-5 1-2 20 4.95 1-0 19 4.74
Oakland at Seattle, 10:10 ET (Line: Sea., 65; Total runs: 8V)
Oak-Smith (L) 5-12 142i 3.91 0-0 0-0 6 0.00 0-2 1585 2.87
Sea.-Rowland-Smith( L 2-1 65%A 4.11 0-0 0-0 61 5.68 0-0 15% 5.74
Lines by Danny Sherian

Results, upcoming games
Tuesday Friday
Bos. 7, Bal. 2 N.Y. at Bal., 7:05
Cle. 9, K.C. 4 Bos. at Tor., 7:07
Tor. 2, N.Y. 1 Cle. atTex., 8:05
T.B. 4, L.A. 2 Det. at K.C., 8:10
Det. 11,Tex.3 T.B. at Chi., 8:11
Min.13, Oak. 2 -Min. at L.A., 10:05
Chi. 5, Sea.0 Oak. at Sea., 10:05

Bos. at Tor. ,1:07
T.B. at Chi., 3:55
N.Y. at Bal., 7:05
Det. at K.C., 7:10
Cle. at Tex., 8:05
Min. at LA., 9:05
Oak. at Sea., 10:10

American League notes

Baltimore: The Orioles pur-
chased RH reliever Kam Mick-
olio's contract from Class AAA
Norfolk (Va.). He fills the roster
opening created when LH closer
George Sherrill (shoulder in-
flammation) was placed on the
disabled list. Mickolio, 24, was
acquired from Seattle in the
February trade of LHP Erik Be-
dard. RH reliever Matt Albers
(torn shoulder cartilage) was
transferred to the 60-day DL to
make room for Mickolio on the
40-man roster. ... RH reliever
Jim Johnson probably will get
most of the save opportunities
with Sherrill sidelined. Johnson
was 2-4 with a 2.37 ERA in 50
appearances entering play
Boston: C Jason Varitek hit
his 10th home run of the season
Tuesday and became the first
catcher in Red Sox history to
reach double figures in that cat-
egory in nine seasons. Varitek,
who also had a home run Mon-
day, connected in consecutive
games for the first time since
Sept. 21-22,2007.
'Chicago: RH reliever Scott
Linebrinfik (shoulder) threw
without discomfort Tuesday,
and if he continues to progress,
the White Sox could send him
on a rehab assignment next
week. He might be able to re-
turn by the second week of
September. ... Manager Ozzie
Guillen would not say who
would start the next time
through the rotation, LHP Clay-
ton Richard or RHP Lance
Broadway. Richard pitched six
shutout innings Tuesday against
Seattle. "One thing I like about
this kid is he's around the plate
and not afraid," Guillen said.
Cleveland: Since he was
yanked from the lineup because
he did not run out a ground
ball, 1 B Ryan Garko was bat-
ting .416 with two home runs
and 13 RBI in 36 at-bats through
Tuesday. Manager Eric Wedge
pulled Garko in the third inning
Aug. 6 and also benched him
the next day.
Detroit: 2B Placido Polan-
co (sore knee) was a late scratch
from the lineup Tuesday and al-
so did not start Wednesday.
With a day off today, the Tigers
hope he will return by the
Kansas City: RHP Luke
Hochevar, who left Tuesday's
game after five innings, was
placed on the disabled list be-
cause of a deep bruise above his
right ribcage. With Hochevar
hurting and RHP Kyle Davies
having been optioned last week
to Class AAA Omaha, the Royals
were looking for starters for Sat-
urday and Sunday. LH reliever
Josh Newman, who was op-
tioned to Omaha on Tuesday
when the Royals signed RH re-
liever Kip Wells, was recalled
Wednesday to replace Hochevar
on the roster. ... 3B Alex Gor-
don was held out of the lineup
Tuesday because of a sore lower
back, but he returned Wednes-
Lps Angeles: IF Maicer Iz-
turis had surgery to repair a
torn ulnar collateral ligament in
his left hand. He is expected to
wear a splint for three to four
weeks and then begin rehabili-
tation. lzturis should make a full
.recovery but will not play again
this season. ... LHP Joe Saun-
ders (shoulder) said he has felt
no residual soreness since falling
on the infield grass Sunday and
inadvertently being kicked by
2B Howie Kendrick. Saunders
was going through his usual
workout routine between starts
and was scheduled to pitch Fri-

Minnesota: 2B Alexi Casil-
la (thumb) was activated after
going 3-for-4 in his final rehab
game for Class A Beloit (Wis.).
To make room, RH reliever Bri-
an Bass was sent to Class AAA
Rochester (N.Y.). Bass has
cleared waivers and has 72
hours to decide whether he will
accept the assignment or opt for
free agency. ... CFCarlos Go-
mez hit his sixth home run of
the season Tuesday. It was his
first since June 6, a span of 224
at-bats, and his first extra-base
hit of any kind since July 22.
New Yorkc RHP Joba
Chamberlain (rotator cuff)
made 60 throws ranging from
70 to 90 feet in the outfield
Tuesday. Chamberlain is expect-
ed to throw off a mound Sat-
urday for the first time since go-
ing on the disabled list. The
Yankees have not released a
timetable for Chamberlain's re-
turn, but the pitcher told re-
porters he hoped to come back
by early September.... Rehab-
bing RHPs Carl Pavano (elbow)
and Phil Hughes (rib stress
fracture) are the candidates to
start Saturday, but manager Joe
Girardi has not tipped his hand.
Oakland The struggling
Athletics have won the opener
in each of their last three series,
including Monday night against
Minnesota at the Metrodome,
but have not won after the first
game of a series since July 27.
Oakland is 24-18 in the series
openers and 33-51 in all other
Seattle: LHP Eric Bedard
(shoulder) suffered a setback
during hiS latest throwing ses-
sion off flat ground, and his Sat-
urday bullpen session has been
postponed. Manager Jim Rig-
gleman admitted there was a
possibility Bedard might not
pitch again this season. ... LF
Raul Ibanez had two hits
Wednesday, including his 20th
home run of the season, boost-
ing his average for August to
.440 (33-for-75) with 24 RBI.
Tampa Bay: After beating
the Angels on Tuesday, RHP
James Shields is 8-1 this season
at Tropicana Field with a league-
leading 2.21 home ERA. .. 3B
Willy Aybar delivered the deci-
sive runs Tuesday with an
eighth-inning single. In 11
games since stepping in for in-
jured 3B Evan Longoria, Aybar
was batting.364 with three
home runs and nine RBI
through Tuesday.
Texas: RH Brandon McCar-
thy (shoulder) is scheduled to
make his 2008 debut Saturday,
which would make him the
15th pitcher to start for the
Rangers this season. McCarthy
has pitched 13 scoreless innings
in two starts at Class AAA
(Oklahoma City) Oklahoma
since a tutorial session with
club President Nolan Ryan. ...
DH Milton Bradley, who was
scratched from consecutive
games during the weekend
with a stiff back, left Tuesday's
game in the seventh inning be-
cause of a sore left knee. He re-
turned Wednesday.
Toronto: RF Alex Rios went
0-for-4 on Tuesday, ending his
26-game hitting streak against
the Yankees that dated to 2006.
Over that stretch, Rios was hit-
ting.364 (39-for-1 07) against
New York. ... 3B Scott Rolen
(shoulder) is at the Blue Jays' re-
hab complex in Dunedin, Fla.,
but is not participating in base-
ball activities. Instead, he is get-
ting treatment on his shoulder
to provide more flexibility.

From The Sports Xchange

Major League Baseball

Griffey powers White Sox

By Andrew Seligman
The Associated Press

CHICAGO Ken Griffey
Jr. thought it was just a mat-
ter of time. His first home
run with the Chicago White
Sox was still a sweet sight
for manager Ozzie Guillen.

Game of the day

Griffey hit one of Chi-
cago's four homers to move
into a tie with Sammy Sosa
for fifth on the career list
and the surging White Sox
routed the Seattle Mariners
15-3 on Wednesday.
"It's weird," Griffey said.
"I've watched Sammy
throughout the years. Tying
him, it's OK, I guess."
Griffey's two-run drive in
the second inning was his
first since Chicago acquired
him from the Cincinnati
Reds on July 31 and the
No. 609 for his career. The
13-time All-Star was 9-
for-43 with four RBI and no
extra-base hits for Chicago
entering the game.

Byjonathan Daniel. GettylmIages
Highs and low: The White Sox's Carlos Quentin, left, and
Nick Swisher high-five over Brian Anderson after winning.

"It's about time," Guillen Dickey (3-8), who was re-
said. moved after two innings.
Alexei Ramirez and A.J. Griffey made it 8-0 with a
Pierzynski each hit a three- drive to right after going 46
run homer for Chicago, at-bats without a homer.
which has won eight of "I don't really worry
nine. Nick Swisher homered about that," he said. "Every-
for the third consecutive body else does. I'm more
game, and Griffey scored concerned about getting
three times. hits and getting on base. You
Griffey hit an RBI single in get hits and home runs hap-
Chicago's six-run first pen. But it is good to get the
against knuckleballer R.A. first one at home."

Wednesday's games

TWINS 3, Mike Redmond drove in two runs for Minnesota, which survived wildness
Athletics 1 by Francisco Liriano and handed Oakland its 11th consecutive series de-
feat. The last time the A's lost 11 series in a row was in 1960, when the t e in y s n he the
played in Kansas City. "It seems like when we're down, we're really down,"
Oakland's Emil Brown said. "It's not because of lack of effort. I can't really
find the words to describe it."
INDIANS 8, Cleveland's Franklin Gutierrez hit a three-run homer in a five-run eighth
Royals 5 inning. The Indians' first four hits were home runs, including two by Kelly
Shoppach, as they won for the ninth time in 12 games and stretched their
winning streak to four.
Yankees 5, Derek Jeter hit a two-run homer, and Andy Pettitte pitched seven strong
BLUE JAYS 1 innings to snap a four-start winless streak. Jeter's homer in the fourth inning
was his eighth of the season and the 203rd of his career, moving him past Bill
Dickey and into a tie with Roger Maris for 11th place on New York's career
list. He was 3-for-5 and is two hits shy of 2,500 for his career.
Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, who was hitting.218 this year, had homered
vs. BALTIMORE in consecutive games after going deep once in his previous 48 contests.
Los Angeles The Rays were looking to complete their second three-game home sweep of
vs.TAMPA BAY the Angels in 2008.
Detroit Texas had lost 11 of 13 and was one loss away from falling four games under
vs. TEXAS .5,00 for the first time since it was 16-20 on May 8.
"HOME teams in caps

AL wild-card standings

W L Pct GB
Boston 73 53 .579 -
Minnesota 72 54 .571 1
New York 67 59 .532 6
Toronto 65 61 .516 8

Yankees 5, Blue Jays 1
New York 200 300 000-5
Toronto. o 000 001 000 -1
NewYork ab r h bi bb so avg
Damoncf 4 2 21 10 .313
Jeterss 5 2 3 2 0 1 .298
Abreurf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .290
A.Rodriguez3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .310
Glambillb 3 00 1 0 1 .246
Ransomlb 0 00 0 0 01.000
Nadylf 4 0 2 1 0 0 .318
Matsuidh 4 0 1 0 0 0 .318
Cano2b 3 10 0 1 2 .263
Mollnac 4 0 1 0 0 1 .227
Totals 35 510 5 2 6
. Batting 2B: Matsui (14). HR Jeter
(8). SF: Giambi. RBI: Damon (52); Jeter 2
(60): Giambi (73); Nady (19). Team LOB:
Toronto ab rh bi bb so avg
Eckstein2b 4 1 1 0 01 .274
Scutaro3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .262
Riosrf 4 0 1 1 0 0 .286
V.Wellscf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .288
Lind f 4 0 0 0 0 2 .295
Barajasc 3 0 1 0 0 0 .252
Overbaylb 3 0 0 0 0 0 .267
Menchdh 3 0 0 0 0 0 .215
McDonaldss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .215
Totals 32 1 5 1 05
Batting- RBI: Rios (55). Team LOB: 4
> Fielding- DP. 1.
Pitching ip h rer bbso era
New York
PettltteW,13-9 7 5 1 1 0 4 4.17
Bruney 2 0 0 0 0 1 2.33
PurceyL,2-4 4 7 5 5 2 2 6.55
Tallet 2 2 0 0 0 3 2.88
Carlson 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.20
Frasor 2 1 0 0 0 1 4.20
Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Pettitte
26; 83-62; Bruney 6; 23-16; Purcey 21;
79-45; Tallet 8; 25-18 Carlson 3; 13-8;
Frasor 6: 20-16.
> Umpires HP. DeMuth: 1B: Barks-
dale; 2B: Eddings: 3B: Barrett.
> Came data -12:22.Att: 34.910.


White Sox 5, Mariners 0
Seattle-__ 000 000 000-0
Chicago__.. 012 110 00Ox-5
Seattle ab r hbi bb so avg
Suzuki rf 5 0 0 .308
Cairolb 4 0 2 0 0 0 .243
Clement ph 1 0 0 0 1.229
Ibanezl If 4 0 2 0 0 1 .303
Beltre3b 3 0 2 0 1 0 .249
Lopez2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .296
Balentlencf 4 0 1 0 0 2 217
Johjimadi 4 0 0 0 0 0 .215
Burkec 3 0 0 0 0 0 .260
Reed ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282
Betancourtss 3 0 0 0 1 1 .267
Totals 36 08 0 25
I- Batting-2B: Cairo (7); Ibanez (39);
Beltre (22).Team LOB:11
o Fielding-DP: 3.
Chicago ab r h bi bb so avg
Cabrerass 5 0 2 0 0 0 .270
Plerzynskic 5 1 3 0 0 0 .290
Quentinlf 3 11 1 0 .296
Dyerf 4 0 0 0 0 0.298
Thomedh 3 2 21 1 0 .251
Ramlrez2b 4 0 2 1 0 0.310
GrlffeyJr.cf 3 0 0 1 0 0 .209
Andersoncf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236
Swisherlb 3 1 2 1 1 0 .235
Uribe3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .234
Totals 34 514 5 3 1
SBatting--2B: Cabrera (23); Pierzy-
ski (25): Quentin (23); Thome (25). HR
Thome (26); Swisher (19). SF: Griffey Jr..
RBI: Quentin (97); Thome (73); Ramlirez
(52); Griffey Jr. (4); Swisher (59). GIDP:
Dye 2; Griffey jr..Team LOB: 9
> Baserunning- SB: Quentin (6).
> Fielding E: Uribe (7); Richard (2).
DP. 1.
Pitching ip h rer bb so era
Hernandez 511 5 5 3 0 3.23
Lowe 1 2 0 0 0 0 5.47
Jimenez 1 0 0 0 0 3.98
Green 1 1 0 0 0 1 316
Richard W, -2 6 5 0 0 1 2 6.75
Thornton 1 00 0 01 2.77
Dotel 1 2 0 0 0 1 3.40
Jenks 1 100 I 1.79'
IBB: Thome (by Herinandez). Batters
faced; pitches-strikes: llernandez 27.
100-61; Lowe 4; 15-9: Jimenez 3: IS-
11; Green 4: 16-9; Richard 25; 88-51:
Thornton 3; 13-12; Dotell 5: 18-12:
Jenks 5;22-15.
I Umpires HP: Danley; IB: Bell: 2B:
Diaz: 3B: Schrieber.
0> Game data -T '2:36. Att: 26.414.

Indians 8, Royals 5
Kansas City.- 100 040 000-5
Cleveland ........ 210 000 05x-8
Kansas City ab r h bi bb so avg
Avilesss 4 2 3 3 0 0 .326
German2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .234
Dejesuslf-cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .294
Guillenrf-lf 3 001 0 1 .253
Butlerlb 3 0 0 00 0 .264
Gloadlb 1 0 0 0 0 0.269
Olivodh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .265
Gordon3b 4 1 1 0 0 0.254
Buckc 2 1 10 1 0 221
Maiercf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .339
Teahenpr-rf 1 1 0 0 1.246
Totals 31 574 15
. Batting- 2B: Aviles (22). SF: Guillen.
RBI: Aviles 3 (35); Guillen (79). GIDP:
German; Butler. Team LOB: 2
> Baserunning-SB:Aviles (5).
P*> Fielding-E:Goidon(15).DP 1.
Cleveland ah rh bi bb so avg
Sizemorecf 2 1 0 0 2 1 .267
Gutierrez rf 4 1 3 0 1 .234
Francisco If 4 1 00 0 1 .285
Peraltass 3 2 1 0 1 .277
Delluccidhl 3 0 0 0 1 1 .250
Garkolb 4 0 1 1 0 0 .255
ShoppachC 3 2 2 2 1 1 .264
Marte3b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .185
Choooph 1 0 0 1 0 .262
Carroll3b 0 0 00 0 0 .263
Cabrera2b 2 0 0 0 0 2 .224
Totals 28 8 5 8 59
> Batting HR: Gutierrez (7); Peralta
(20); Shoppach 2 (14). S: Cabrera. RBI:
Gutierrez 3 (31); Peralta 2 (69); Garko
(63); Shoppach 2 (39). GIDP: Gutierrez.
Team LOB: 3
> Fielding- E: Shoppach (6). DP 2.
Pitching ip h r er bb so era
Kansas City
Meche 7 2 3 1 1 9 4.01
R.RamirezH,16 'A 1 2 2 1 0 3.10
SoriaL,1-3;BS,3 I 2 3 3 2 0 1.96
Fulchino 1' 0 0 0 1 0 9.90
Jackson 7 7 5 4 1 4 5.25
RinconW.3-3 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.10
LewisS.4 1 0 00 00 1 3.83
HBP: Maier (by lackson): Peralta (by So-
ria). Batters faced; pitches-strikes:
Meche 24; 104-71; R. Ramirez 3; 10-5;
Soria 6: 26-13; Fulchino 2; 10-5: Jack-
son 28; 91-58; Rincon 3:;.13-7; Lewis 3;
> Umpires HP: Hernandez; 1B:
Cooper: 2B: Foster; 3B: Cousins.
I Game data -T:2:35.Att: 23.920.

late games

Twins 13, Athletics 2
Oakland............ 010 100 000- 2
Minnesota...... 033 043 00x -13
Oakland ab r t ibi bb so avg
Ellis21) 4 0 2 0 0 0 .236
Pattersonl f 4 0 1.148
Custrf 3 0 0 0 0 3 .231
Daviscf I 0 0 0 0 0 .245
Thomnas dhl 3 0 0 0 I1 237
Suotlki 3 1 I 1 0 .291
BIowenc I 0 10 0 0 0 .175
Crosby ss 3 I I 0 0 1 .248
Penninglonss 0 0 0 0 0 .111
Gonzalezcl-ril 41 0 0 00 3 254.
Ilannallan 3b 4 0 1 1 0 2 222
Barlon 11) 3 0 0 0 0 1 .207
Totals 34 2 6 2 112
I Batting 2B: Hlannahan 24). HR:
Suzuki (7). RBI: Suztuli (36). I lannalan
(37).Team LOB:6
> Fielding-DP: 3.
Minnesota ab r h bi bbso avg
SpanIrf 4 0 1 1 1 0 .318
Punto2b 4 1 2 0 I 0 .275
Mauerc 4 2 1 0 1 0.324
Morneaulb 4 3 3 1 0 1 .309
Lambph-lh 0 0 0 0 .236
Kubellf 5 1 1 0 0 0 .277
Ruizdh 4 2 2 2 1 0 .379
Buscher3b 4 2 3 5 0 0 .314
Harris ss 3 1 2 2 0 0 .267
Gomezcf 4 1 1 2 0 1 .250
Totals 36 131613 5 2
(32): 11alis (2G) 3B: Span (5). HR:
Iluscher (4); G(onimez (61. SF: IHai s RBI:
Span (21): Moineau (97) : Ruiz 2 (5);
BLIschet 5 (38): 1laaLis 2 (43): Gomez 2
(37). GIDP: Maucit: Kubel.I l.arris. Team
LOB: 5
> Baserunning-SB:p.ii (10).
> Fielding -E: uiischeri (')
Pitching ilp it r er bb so era
Gall a li 5 11 10 I0 3 2 6.55
.1 -2
caiila 2 '1 3 I 0i 3.00
Devinot I ( 0 0 0 I 0.91
Slowly i 1 0 I' 3.78
llss 2 1 I 0 10 I 0 4.87
WP: lass FBatters faced; pitches-strikes:
C n ig eli i .8, 101-02;:' C.sIla 1 1; 39-23;:
[ltvinI j, .1 7: ]owey 27; I 10 82-: Bass
Unmpires- HP: Laine:' Il:Kni hl: 211:
), aike; 311: Cuz/l.
> Game data -T::-1 ?.At1 : 325,6.

White Sox 15, Mariners 3
Seattle..... 001 020 000- 3
Chicago ........ 621,141 OOx -15
Seattle ab r h bi bbso avg
Suzukirf 3 2 3 0 1 0 .312
Burke 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260
Reedcf 4 0 1 0 0 1.281
Ibanezdh 4 1 2 3 0 1.304
Beltre3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .247
Cairo 3b-rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Lopez2b 3 00 0 1 1.294
Clementc 4 0 0 0 0 2 .224
Balentienlf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .218
LaHairlb 4 0 0 0 0 1 .282
Betancourtss 2 0 0 0 0 1 .266
Hulettss 1 0 0 0 0 1 .143
Totals 33 3 7 3 211
m Batting 2B: Balentien (8). H: Iba-
nez (20). RBI: Ibanez 3 (87). GIDP: lba-
nez. Team LOB: 5
> Baserunning-SB:Suzuki(38).
P- Fielding- PB: Clement. DP: 2.
Chicago ab r h bi bb so avg
Cabrerass 3 1 1 0 1 0 .271
Getzpr-2b I 1 0 0 0 0 .286
Pierzynskic 5 2 3 3 0 1 .294
Quentinlf 3 2 0 0 2 0 .294
Griffey r.dh 3 3 2 3 2 1 .239
Konerkolb 4 1 2 1 1 0 .228
Swisherrf 5 2 2 2 0 1 .237
Ramirez2b-ss 4 1 I 3 0 0 .309
Wisecf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .288
Anclersoncf 2 1 1 0 0 1 .240
Uribe3b 3 1 2 2 1 0 .240
Totals 35151414 7 4
> Batting 2B: Pierzynski (26):
Swisher(18); Anderson (11); Uribe (16).
HR: Pierzynski (12); Griffey Jr. (1);
Swisher (20); Ramirez (14). RBI: Pier-
zynski 3 (53); Griffey Jr. 3 (7); Konerko
(44); Swisher 2 (61); Ramirez 3 (55);
Uribe 2 (27). GIDP: Quentin; Konerko.
Team LOB: 3
> Fielding-DP: 1.
Pitching ip h r er bb so era
DickeyL.3-8 2 6 8 8 2 0 5.55
Woods 3 7 6 6 2 1 6.60
Corcoran 1 1 1 1 1 0 3.71
Batista 1 0 0 0 .1 2 6.55
Putz 1 0 0 0 1 1 4.28
Floyd W.13-6 6 6 3 3 2 7 3.78
Hl.Ramirez I 1 0 0 0 1 2.54
Russell 2 0 0 0 0 3 4.87
Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Dickey
14: 53-32; Woods 16; 65-42; Corcoran
4; 14-6; Batista 4; 16-9; Putz 4; 21-10:
Floyd 25; 99-64: H. Ramirez 4: 17-14:
Russell 6: 23-14.
R Umpires -1 HP: Bell: 1B: Diaz: 2B:
Sclhrieber: 3B: Dalley.
> Game data -T2:30.Att:27,000.

Twins 3, Athletics 1
Oakland .............. 100 000 000-1
Minnesota ........... 101 001 00x-3
Oaldand ab r h bi bb so avg
Ellis2h) 4 1 1 I 2 .236
Suzukic 5 0 0 0 0 1 .287
L Brown 1 3 0 2 0 I 0 .254
IThonias(1h 4 0 0 0 0 2 .233
CLstl1 3 0 1 1 1 2 .232
Cliosy ss 1 0 0 0 0 .216
lavis Cl 3 10 0 0 0 .239
(Gonalez phl-c I 0 0 0 1 .253
Bialton 11) 3 0 0 0 1 0 .205
Pennington 3b 4 0 I1 0 1 .154
lotals 34 1 5 1 4 9
> Batting 2B: Ellis (20). RBI: CusI
(55) Team LOB: 10
Baserunning SB: Davis (16); Pen-
ningtonl (1).
Fielding-DP: 1.
Minnesota ab r hi bi bb so avg
Spanrf 2 1 0 0 1 2 .314
Punto2b 4 1 2 0 0 1 .280
Redmondc 4 0 2 2 0 0 .286
Morneau lb 3 0 1 1 1 0 .309
Young If 4 0 0 0 0 1 .286
Ruizdll 20 0 0 1 1 .355
Buscher31 3 0 0 0 0 2 .308
Har insss 3 0 0 0 0 2 .265
Comezrcf 3 1 1 0 0 1 251
Totals. 28 3 6 3 3 10
> Batting RBI: Redmond 2 (8): Mor-
n11.aiu ('S) CGID Young. eamn LOB: 5
Baserunoiog g-S51:l'>irto(,S).
> Fielding -: IBushelici 71 Piinto(6).i
Pitching ip r er bb so era
riiaden L. 1-*1 5 6 3 3 3 7 4.5"3
S nC't 11 1 0) 0 0 2 .1.42
i1nihee I ) 0 0 0 1.91
li 1.111i ,,IW .-3 5 I (I 1 5 -1.2,1
onsll l 11.1 "2 0 0) 0 0 2 )6.29
Reyes I 0 0 0 1I 1 2.31
C' in 11.h17 I 01 0 I 0 11 353
N lli ,1.1 1 0 11 11 00 I 1 1 00
I).RUvei pi)itlC d I 1 hI illel in hlie Sill
IIBB: RUil/ (by Blliaden) IF111: S),In (by
BI.ladent. Batters faced:; pitches-strikes:
Bladenll 25; 102-7; SIccl .I; 141-9; Eni-
lhie' 3; l6i-l : l.iIallno 24: 107-J64: Bon-
scr 7, 8 ]-1 l: leV('c l ; d-O- 'r ilU 3: 1 1-8:
NatlhaI 3: : 1 .1
SUmnipires H Il;ght: IB: Diralke: 2B:
Lit//i: 31:l ivnel .
S Gamne data I: li6 Alt: 30.888

By Paul White, wire reports

Tuesday's late game Beckettsore

Tigers 11, n but still slated
Detroit_.......... 000 010 901-11 start u
T 000 003 000- 3 to star esday
Detroit ab r hbi bbso avg
Grandersoncf 3 1 1 0 2 0 .302
Santiago2b 41 2 0 0 0.33 From wire reports
Ordonezrf 4 0 1 .1 1 .313
Raburnpr-rf 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250
Cabreralb 5 1 0 0 0 .292 osh Beckett remains on
Guillen3b 4 2 2 0 1 0 .286
Sheeld dh 4 2 2 1 1 .234 course to start for the Bos-
Joycelf 4 2 2 4 .276 ton Red Sox on Tuesday,
Renteriass 4 1 1 1 0 2.268
Ingec 4 0 1 0 0 1 .220 though manager Terry Fran-
Totals 361112 8 5 5 cona won't be overly dis-

2(12); Renteria (7). RBL Ordonez (72); appointed if the right-han-
Cabrera (96); Sheffield (42); Joyce 4 der is pushed back again.
(31); Renteria (43). GIDP Granderson;
Ordonez; Cabrera.TeamLOB:4 Beckett's next tart was
Fielding-OPI. moved from Saturday to
Texas ab r h bi bb so avg Tuesday after he developed
Boggsl f 4 010 1 1.236 day after he developed
Young ss 4 0 1 0 1 1 .288 a sore right elbow that cre-
Hamiltone f 3 0 1 0 1 0 301
BradleyOdh 2 1 0 0 1 1 .314 ated numbness in his hand.
Saltalamacchia 1 0 0 0 .238 Francona described the
ph-dh i b th
Byrd if 4 1 2 0 0 1 .296 soreness as a "crick" in the
Laird c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .282
Davislb 4 1 2 3 0 1 .275 pitcher's elbow that devel-
Arias 2b 4 0 00 0 .200 hoped when he slept on it.
Vazquez3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .308
Totals 34 3 8 3 48 You wake up and have
> Batting -HR Davis (12). RBI: Davis 3 some inflammation. That's
(35).GI: Arias.TeamLOB: 8 basically what it is" Franco-
> Fielding-E:Boggs(4). P03. is,
Pitching ip h rer bb so era na said Wednesday. "Not an
Detroit aneurysm or a clot."
Galarraga 6 6 3 3 3 5 3.17 a iiay
w.12-4 Beckett was originally

era 2 o 0 1 52.7245 scheduled to pitch Saturday
Fossum 1 0 0 0 0 1 6.00 vs. the Toronto Blue Jays.
Padilla L2-7 6 8 5 5 2 4 4.96 He's now scheduled to start
Madrigal ? 3 5 2 2 1 5.57 Tuesday night when the Red
Rupe 2 1 1A 1 1 0 3.95 Sox visit the New York Yan-
HBP: Santiago (by Padilla). Batters
acedpitchesstrike alarraga 2683- kees. ButFrancona saidif
53: Seay 5: 20-12: Glover 4: 13-9: Fos- that day comes and Beck-
sum 3: 15-9; Padilla 26: 109-66: Madri-
gal 8; 33-18: Rupe8:24-15. ett s elbow is still sore he
m umpires HP: Marsh: 1B: Barry; 2B: could be moved back again.
Wendelstedt: 3B: Hudson. "We'll pitch him when
> Game data-T:3:05.Att 18.470. Well pitch him when
he's ready to pitch and not
because his day comes up,"
Francona said.

AL leaders (through Tuesday)
RBating On-base +slugging Slugging pct.
Basedon3i p)lateappearancesloreach Biadley.Tex...1.020 A. Rdrigez, NY -595
game a player's team has played. A. Rdrigez. NY .996 Quentin,Chi ..589
r AB R H Avg Quenti, ,Cli. .987 BradleyTex..579
1398 324 Youkilis,Bos..-967 Youkilis, Bos....-579
Youklis.Bos 110 437 79 140 .320 Drew,Bos ....--930 Dye.Chi ............570
Pedroi, Bos 123 519 94 16 320 Ramirez. Bos...926 Huff.Bait ...........558
Kinsler.Tex 121 518 102 165 .319 Dye.Chi............922 Hamilton.Tex 542
BradleyTex 99 328 66 103 .314 Walks On.basepct.
Ordonez.Det 110 425 55 133 .313 Cust, Oak ............85 BradleyTex..441
A. Rdrigez, NY 105 390 79 122 .313 Upton,TB ........82 MauerMin.416
Damon, NY 108 421 70 131 .311 Markakis, Balt...-80 Drew.Bos ._.......408
Polanco, Det 112 461 74 143 .310 Drew. Bos .............78 Markakis.Balt.404
Morneau, Min 125 469 77 145 309 SizemoreClev .78 A. Rdrigez. NY .401
Home runs Runs batted in Pitchin
Quentn.Chi........35 Hamilton, Tex .114
Dye Chi............... 29 Morneau.Min ...97 Victories Strikeouts
Hamilton, Tex ...28 Quentin.Ch ........97 Lee.Clevy.... 17-2 BurnettTor ...178
A. Rdni guez. NY .28 Cabrera Det ........96 Mussa. NY...16-7 Santana LA .......166
5izeimore,Clev ..28 Mora, Bait ............91 Burnett.Tor .16-9 Halladay.Tor....159
Huff, Bat ..............27 Huff. Balt ................87 Matszaka.Bos 15-2 Vazquez.Chi 159
ihomeChi .... .26 Youkilis.Bos.......87 Saunders.LA ..14-5 Beckett.Bos...145
Cabrera, Det ..25 Ibanez. Sea ...........84 HalladayTor..14-9 Grelnke,KC.142
Pena.TB ..................25 Abreu. NY ..............81 Santana.LA .....13-5 Hrnandez.Sea 140
Doubles Dye. Chi ...................79 Snanstllne, TB..13-6 Innings
Roberts, Ball ........45 Hits ERA Halladay.lor.....191
linsler. ex ...........41 l'edroia.Bos .....166 Lee,Clev ..........2.43 Guthri e,Balt....177
edioia, llos .........40 KislerT x .......165 Dchscher.Oak2.54 Burnett.Tor...171;1
[banez/, Sea .......... 39 Suzuki. Sea ........163 HalladayTor ..2.64 Shlields,TB ..........171
Markalkis, Bait .39 Ibanez. Sea .149 Matszaka.Bos 2.77 Lee.Clev ...........170%
Ilulff, Balt................37 Lopez.Sea .........148 Danks.Chi .........3.11 Gam es
Iriples HauiltonTex .147 Sanders. LA...3.14 wright, Tex...........60
Crawl oid. rB..,.B..10 Young.lex ..........147 Guthrie Ball 3.15 Quality starts
Grandelson, et..9 Stolen bases Galarraga.De .3.17 Quaitytart
Ro eis.Ba ..........8 Ellsbury Bos .... 40 LesterBos .........3.17 thrle, Ba .......... 19
IngleltTor............ 7 Suzuki. Sea............37 Saves Shields ..T.B ..... 18
3 tied ........................6 Upton,TB ..............36 F. Rodriguez, LA .47 Shutouts
Runs Roberts. Bait ........31 Nathan. Min .........33
Kisler, lex 102 RiosTor..................30 Papelbon,Bos 33 Garza, I' .............. 2
Pedroia. Bos 94 Sizemore.,Clev 30 Sorla, KC .............33 Iallady, to .2
Quenti, L t ..90 Total bases She llt. B 31 Iesl B s .............. 2
a ks. 9,ai1 ....88 ioBsler,: x .......268 Rivra, NY sI28 S Batla Clev ........2
Roiet ts. Baitl 87 Huff Bait ...........266 Peciv TB 27 Sields, 27 2
Granderson.Det 82 FHamlltonTex .265 Comp.games HSloweyil l ........... 2ds
Hulf. Balt ................81 Quentin, Chi.....261 Halladay.Tor ...8 Holds
Su7t ukt i Sea ............81 DyeChl .... ....258 5 tied ......... ........ ..3 W heelerT.B......_2C

Inside the AL

Umps OK replay: Major League Baseball umpires have
agreed to instant replay, clearing a major hurdle to imple-
mentation of a system before the end of this season.
"We realize instant replay is a work in progress," said La-
mell McMorris, spokesman for the World Umpires Associ-
ation. "But (MLB) addressed most of our issues. They heard
us loud and clear."
Rob Manfred, MLB executive vice president of labor re-
lations, confirmed the agreement.
McMorris on Tuesday called off a conference call that had
been scheduled for Wednesday between MLB'officials and
the umpires' union governing board. He said too many is-
sues of importance to the umpires had not been addressed,
including location of the replay equipment, protocol for
handling replays and rules addressing the aftermath of
plays that are changed after replay.
Negotiations continued, and that call eventually was held
Wednesday afternoon and an agreement reached. A date
for the start of replay has not been set. But now, McMorris
said, Commissioner Bud Selig can order its use once he
feels comfortable the system is ready.
Equipment is being installed in all 30 ballparks, and Mike
Port, MLB vice president of umpiring, said this week that
he expected all of them to be operating within the next
couple of weeks. Training has begun for some umpires.
The replay process being planned will be only for pos-
sible home runs: issues of fair or foul, over the fence or not
and fan interference. A command center in New York will
be able to give the umpires at the ballpark replays from var-
ious angles with stop action and slow motion. The video
will come from the outlets televising the games and not
from any new cameras in the ballparks. The chief of the
crew umpiring the game will make the final decision on'
disputed plays.

Scary moment Mitch Maier of the Kansas City Royals
was hit in the face by a pitch from Cleveland Indians left-
hander Zach Jackson in the fifth inning Wednesday night.
The outfielder was taken to a hospital for X-rays.
With runners on first and second and no outs, Jackson
threw a pitch up and in to Maier, who had squared around
to bunt and could not get out of the way in time. The ball
glanced off his earflap before hitting his right cheek and
nose. Maier crumpled to the ground immediately.
Royals manager Trey Hillman and team trainers quickly
came out to check on Maier. After a few minutes, he walked
off the field holding a towel to his bloody nose.
Maier, who came in hitting .345 (19-for-55) in 18 games
since being recalled from Class AAA Omaha, was replaced
by pinch-runner Mark Teahen.

Hurting A's: Sean Gallagher has a tired right arm and
will skip his next scheduled start for the Oakland Athletics,
and Justin Duchscherer will probably do the same.
"I think the rest is what's going to help him," manager
Bob Geren said Wednesday after Gallagher gave up a ca-
reer-worst 10 runs in five innings to the Minnesota Twins.
Gallagher had irritation in his right shoulder that caused
him to miss a start this month, but he said after Tuesday's
loss that the fatigue was unrelated and that he had no pain.
Gallagher said the ball felt like a feather and he didn't have
any strength when he threw.
Duchscherer was scheduled for an MRI on Wednesday
on his right hip. Geren said the All-Star was doubtful forhis
next turn. Duchscherer had hip surgery last summer.
Candidates to join the rotation were, right-hander Kirk
Saarloos and left-hander Dana Eveland.





Major League Baseball

Inside the NL

Lohse suspended: St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle
Lohse was suspended five games Wednesday for throwing
a fastball past the head of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Edinson
Lohse appealed the penalty, and can continue to play un-
til a hearing is held. Asked about the suspension, he called
the ruling "pretty weak."
St. Louis manager Tony
La Russa said he had not
been expecting a suspen-
I a "The other guy threw
two balls at guys' heads," La
Russa said. "I don't know,
. I'm just shocked."
Major League Baseball

, d also fined Lohse an undis-
closed amount.
Ik St. Louis is second inthe
NL wild card race. The Car-
dinals played the Pittsburgh
ByTom Uhlman. AP Pirates at home on Wednes-
Fighting: The Cards' Kyle day night.
Lohse is appealing decision. Trouble between Lohse
and Volquez started in the
fifth inning of the Reds' 7-3 win Sunday at Cincinnati.
Lohse batted in the top half with two runners on, and
Volquez threw up-and-in to him. Volquez led off the bot-
tom half and Lohse's first pitch was high-and-tight, leading
umpire Greg Gibson to warn both teams.
"Same spot," Lohse said after the game. "Wasn't trying to
hit him, though."

Good news for Glavine: Tests show Atlanta Braves
pit-her Tom Glavine has no ligament damage in his left el-
b 'ving open the possibility he could return next sea-

me was examined by James Andrews in Birming-
ham, Ala., on Wednesday. As expected, the test showed the
Glavine, 42, has a partial tear in the flexor tendon in his left
elbow. The test also showed the ligament was intact and
showed only normal wear, according to a statement re-
leased by Braves spokesman Brad Hainje.
Glavine has said he would retire if told he needed liga-
ment-replacement surgery. He will have surgery today and
is expected to face a recovery period of four to five months.

Mets add reliever: Seeking another option for their
suspect bullpen, the New York Mets agreed with right-
hander Al Reyes on a minor league contract Wednesday.
Reyes closed games for the Tampa Bay Rays last year,
earning 26 saves in 30 chances. He was 2-4 with a 4.90 ERA
in 61 appearances. This season, Reyes, 38, was on the dis-
abled list twice with shoulder injuries, and Troy Percival
served as the Rays' primary closer before getting hurt.
Reyes went 2-2 with a 4.37 ERA in 26 outings before the
Rays designated him for assignment Aug. 9. He was re-
leased Monday after rejecting a minor league assignment.
New York sent Reyes to Class AA Binghamton (N.Y.) and
likely will bring him up when rosters expand on Sept. 1.

From wire reports

Tuesday's late games

Diamondbacks 7, Padres 6
San Diego 020 000 013- 6
Arizona-- 400 200 Olx--7
San Diego ab r h bi bb so avg
Hairstoncf 5 0 0 0 0 1 .252
Gilesrf 4 1 1 0 11 290
Kouzmanoff3b 5 1 2 0 0 1 .280
A.Gonzalezlb 5 2 4 2 0 0 .283
Headley f 4 1 2 1 1 2 .268
Hundleyc 3 0 1 0 2 1 .202
lguchi2b 3 0 1 1 0 1.244
Tomkop 0 00 0 0
Gerutph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .298
Rodriguezss 1 0 0 0 0 .217
Kazmarss 2 0 0 1 0 1 .143
Myrowph 1 0 0 0 0 0.105
Falkenborgp 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Banksp 2 0 0 0 0 1 .136
Hampsonp 0 00 0 0 0 .000
E.Gonzalez2b 2 1 1 0 01 .279
Totals. 38 613 6 410
Kazmar. RBI: A. Gonzalez 2 (91); Hea-
dley (22); Iguchi (23); Gerut (37); Kaz-
mar (1). GIDP: Kouzmanoff; Iguchi.
Team LOB: 10
> Fielding- E: Giles (4).
Arizona ab r h bi bb so avg
Ojedass 4 22 0 1 1 .259
Youngcf 3 2 1 0 2 0 .240
Jackson If 5 1 2 2 0 0 .303
Dunnrf 3 2 1 2 2 1 .237
Reynolds3b 4 0 0 1 0 2 .245
Tracylb0 0 0 0 2 176
Snyderc 2 0 1 1 2 0 .249
Burke2b 3 0 01 0 1.199
Davis p 3 00 0 0 1.100
Quallsp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Rauch p 0 00 000.000
Salazarph 0 0 0 0 1 0.198
Lyonp 0 0 0 0 0 0
Penap 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 29 7 7 7 10 7
> Batting 2B: Young (36). HIt Dunn
(33). SF: Reynolds; Burke. RBI Jackson 2
(3RI: nDunn 2 (79)Q Rewnnlds (83)t Snv-

Rockies 8, Dodgers 3
Colorado- 202 000 040-8
LosAngeles_ 100 200 000-3
Colorado ab r h bi bb so avg
Barmes2b 5 0 0 0 0 1 .283
Taverascf 5 1 1 0 0 0.261
Hollidaylf 5 2 4 1 0 0 .344
Hawperf 3 3 1 2 2 1 .295
Atkinslb 3 1 0 0 2 0 .298
Stewart3b 3 1 2 5 0 1 .293
Tulowitzkiss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .239
Torrealbac 4 0 0 0 .250
Jimenezp 1 0 00 0 1 .038
Vlzcainop 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Baker ph 1 0 0 00 00.262
Corpasp 0 000 0 0.000
Smithph 1 0 0 0 0 .282
Buchholzp 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Fuentesp 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Totals 35 810 8 4 4
P Batting 2B: Holliday (32); Tulo-
witzki (17). HR: Holliday (24); Hawpe
(22); Stewart (9). S: Jimenez. RBI Holli-
day (73); Hawpe 2 (70); Stewart 5 (37).
GIDP:Atkins.Team LOB: 6
> Fielding-PB:Torrealba.DP: 1.
Los Angeles ab r h bi bb so avg
Kempcf 5 1 2 1 0 1 .301
Ethierrf 5 0 0 0 3.279
Kent2b 5 0 3 1 00 .283
Ramirezlf 4 0 1 0 1.413
Loneylb 3 0 0 0 1 1 .290
Martin 4 0 0 0 0 2 .289
Garciaparra ss 4 1 2 0 0 1 .269
Blake3b 4 1 2 0 0 2 .284
Kurodap 1 0 1 0 1 0 .100
Sweeneyph 1 00 0 0 .122
Johnsonp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .00O
Kuop 0 0 0 0 0 0.273
Sturtzep 0 0 0 0 0 -
Pierreph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277
Troncosop 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 37 311 2 211
0> Batting 2B: Kemp 2 (32); Kent
(23); Blake 2 (9). RBI: Kemp (64); Kent
(5) ) GIDP-Ramlrez Team LOB:

Brewers pick up Parra

From wire reports

Parra had enough to earn
his first victory in a month.
Parra lasted five innings
to pick up his first win since
July 20, J.J. Hardy hit a two-
run homer and the Milwau-
kee Brewers beat the Hous-
ton Astros 5-2 on Wednes-

Game of the day

"I had nothing today,"
Parra said. "Nothing."
Rickie Weeks walked
three times and scored
three runs, and Prince Field-
er had two sacrifice flies for
Milwaukee, which managed
just four hits.
Parra (10-6) won 7-4 at
the San Francisco Giants last
month, then lost four con-
secutive decisions over his
next five starts. He came in
with a 5.70 ERA over the

Nationals 0

By Darren Hauck. AP
Denied: Brewers catcher Mike Rivera, left, blocks the plate
as he tags out the Astros' Mark Loretta in the fifth inning.

previous five starts, includ-
ing a poor showing against
the Los Angeles Dodgers on
Friday when he gave up 10
hits, matching a season
high, and four runs in 5%/3
innings of a 5-3 loss.
Again missing his best
stuff, Parra held Houston to
two runs and six hits. The
left-hander, 25, walked four
and struck out two.
"If I can go out there and
have nothing and get away

Wednesday's games

with five innings and the
bullpen does what they do
and we get a win," he said,
"it really doesn't matter."
Houston loaded the bases
with no outs in the eighth
but Hunter Pence bounced
back to Eric Gagne for a
1-2-3 double play and David
Newhan grounded out.
"Gagne got the bases
loaded and out of it all on
eight pitches," Brewers
manager Ned Yost said.

Brett Myers tossed a nine-hitter for his first shutout in four years as Philadel-
phia handed Washington its 12th consecutive loss. Myers struck out nine and
walked one in his sixth start since being recalled from the minors on July 20.
Ronnie Belliard collected two more hits for Washington. Belliard is batting
.444 this month.

METS 6, Mike Pelfrey pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game and
Braves 3 David Wright homered. Pelfrey also hit an RBI single in a five-run first in-
ning, when the Mets took advantage of two Atlanta errors.
Cincinnati The Cubs were looking to win their seventh consecutive series, something
vs. CHICAGO they haven't done since May 5-28, 1995.
Pittsburgh The Cardinals had put up 72 runs in 12 games against Pittsburgh heading into
vs. ST. LOUIS Tuesday's series opener. The Cardinals, though, had given up 74 runs while
going 6-6 in those contests.
San Diego The Diamondbacks were 32-16 against the West, by far the best winning per-
vs. ARIZONA centage for a team against its division rivals in the majors.
Colorado Los Angeles' Jeff Kent is batting.479 with a homer, five doubles and 10 RBI
vs. LOS ANGELES in 12 games since being moved to the No. 3 spot in the batting order ahead
of Manny Ramirez.

Florida The Ma
vs. SAN FRANCISCO gust. Th
'HOME team in caps

Phillies 4, Nationals 0
Washington- 000 000 000-0
Philadelphia.. 001 030 00x-4
Washington h bi bb so avg
Bonifaclo2b 4 0 2 0 01 .228
Harrislf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Zimmerman3b 4 0 1 0 0 1.266
Milledgecf 3 0 1 0 1 1 .261
Belliardlb 4 0 2 0 0 2 .271
Floresc 4 0 0 0 0 1 .267
Keamsrf 4 0 0 0 0 1.215
Hernandezss 4 0 3 0 0 0 .750
Balesterp 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Langerhansph 1 0 00 0 0 .244
Estradap 0 0 0 0 0 0
Booneph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .244
Totals 35 0 9 0 1 9
Batting 2B: Milledge (20). GIDP:
Harris; Milledge.Team LOB:9
> Baserunning-SB: Bonifacio (4).
0> Fielding- E: Hernandez (1).DP: 1.
Philadelphia ab r h bi bb so avg
Rollinsss 4 0 10 0 0 .263
Werthrf-lf 4 0 1 1 0 2 .264
Utley2b 4 0 20 0 0 .283
Howardlb 4 00 0 1.231
Burrelllf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .263
Bruntlett3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215
Victorinocf 3 1 20 0 0 .288
Dobbs3b 2 1 1 2 1 0 .306
Jenkinsrf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Costec 2 2 2 0 0 0 .279
Myers p 3 0 0 0 0 2 .048
Totals 30 4 9 3 1 6
I Batting 2B: Werth (9); Utley (34).
HR- Dobbs (6). RBI: Werth (46); Dobbs 2
(30). GIDP: Burrell. Team LOB: 4
P Baserunning CS: Rollins (2); Coste
> Fielding E: Burrell (2); Dobbs (3).
DP: 2.
Pitching ip h rer bb so era
BalesterL.2-6 6 7 4 3 1 4 4.99
Estrada 2 2 0 0 0 2 0.00
MyersW,6-10 9 9 0 0 1 9 4.71
HBP: Coste (by Balester). Batters faced;
pitches-strikes: Balester 25: 87-56; Es-
trada 7; 29-19; Myers 36; 119-82.
P Umpires HP: Rapuano:; 1B: Hickox;
2B: Bucknor; 3B: West.
> Game data-T.2:14.Att*45,166.

rlins were looking to win back-to-back games for the first time in Au-
iey had gone 7-10 this month.

Mets 6, Braves 3
Atlanta.. 001 002 000-3
NewYork.............500 010 00x-6
Atlanta ab r h bi bb so avg
Blancolf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .258
Escobarss 3 1 0 0 1 0 .283
C.Jones3b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .362
McCannc 4 0 0 0 0 .295
Kotsaycf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .296
Nortonlb 3 0 0 0 0 .226
Francoeurrf 3 1 1 0 0 0 .230
Johnson2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .263
Jurrjensp 1 0.0 0 0 0 .102
Carlylep 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Ohmanp 0 0 0 0 0
Infanteph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .304
Boyerp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 28 3 3 1 33
P Batting S: Jurrjens. RBI: Blanco
(28).GIDP: McCann.Team LOB: 2
P Fielding E: Escobar (13): C. Jones
(10).DP: 1.
NewYork ab rh bi bbso avg
J. Reyesss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .301
A. Reyes2b 4 1 1 0 0 0.271
Wright3b 3 1 1 1 0 .291
Delgadolb 2 1 0 0 2 0.254
Beltrancf 3 1 0 0 1 0 .273
Murphylf 4 1 1 2 0 1 .404
Chavezrf 0 0 0 0 0 0.270
Tatisrf-lf 4 1 2 1 0 0 .298
Schneiderc 3 0 0 0 0 0 .256
Pelfreyp 3 0 1 1 0 0 .111
Totals 30 6 6 5 4 1,
> Batting HR: Wright (24). RBI:
Wright (97): Murphy 2 (11); Tatis (38);
Pelfrey (2).Team LOB: 4
> Baserunning- SB: A. Reyes (2).
> Fielding- DP 1.
Pitching ip h rer bb so era
JurrjensL11-9 5 6 6 4 3 0 3.28
Carlyle 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.57
Ohman 'i 0 0 0 0 0 3.20
Boyer 1 000 0 14.85
New York
PelfreyW.12-8 9 3 3 3 3 3 3.86
WP: Pelfrey. Batters faced; pitches-
strikes: Jurrjens 24: 88-50; Carlyle 6;
26-16; Ohman 1; 1-1; Boyer 3: 10-6:
Pelfrey 32:108-62.
Umpires HP: Campos; IB: Runge;
2B: Gibson; 3B: Reliford.
Game data -T2:08. Att 50,178.

Tuesday's late games

der(55); Burke(12).TeamLOB: 10 b Fielding-D: 1.
m Baserunning-S n:e p n g0). Pitching- ip h r er bb so era Marlins 6, Giants 0
> Fielding-E:Ojeda(3).DP:2. Colorado Florida_. 110 031 000-6
Pitching ip h rer bbso era JimenezW,9-11 5 8 3 3 1 7 3.99 San Francisco. 000 000 000-0
SanDiego VizcainoH,1 1 1 0 0 0 2 4.91
Banks L3-6 4 4 6 6 7 3 4.81 CorpasH1 1 2 0 0 1 0 4.26 Florida ab r h bi bbso avg
Hampson 1 1 0 0 1 2 3.20 Buchholz 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.57 Ramlrezss 5 0 1 0 0 0 .296
Tomko 1% 0 0 0 10.93 Fuentes 1 0 0 0 0 1 2.96 Hermidarf 5 1 0 0 1 .252
Falkenborg 1 2 1 1 1 2 5.28 LosAngeles antu3b-lb 4 1 2 1 1 0 .284
Arizona KurodaL7-9 6 6 4 4 1 3 3.97 Jacobs lb 4 0 0 1 1 1 .238
DavisW.5-7 6 7 2 2 6 4.68 ohnson 1 111 013.04 Helmspr-3b 0 0 00 0 .252
Quails 1 0 0 0 0 1 3.38 Kuo 0 1 3 3 2 0 2.26 ggla2b 4 1 1 0 1 0 .260
Rauch 1 2 1 1 1 2 3.12 Sturtze 1 1 0 0 0 00.00 Willinghamlf 3 0 1 0 0.260
Lyon 4 3 3 1 1 4.60 Troncoso 1 1 0 0 1 0 4.10 Rosscf 5 1 1 0 0 0.256
Pena S 7 0 0 0 0 41 Bakerc 4 2"3 1 0 .247
PenaS2 w 0 0 0 0 0 4.31 HBP: Stewart (by Kuroda). Batters Noascop 3 0 1 1 0 .109
IBB:Tracy(by Banks); Dunn(byTomko). faced; pitches-strikes: Jimenez 23; 102- Totals 37 610 6 4 2
Battersfaced;pitches-strikes:Banks23; 57; Vizcaino 4; 12-10; Corpas 6; 17-9; Batting 2B: Cantu (31); Baker(5);
86-45; Hampson 6; 31-20; Tomko 6; Buchholz3; 13-8; Fuentes3; 13-10; Ku- Nolasco(1).HR:Cantu(22).S:Nolasco2.
17-8; Falkenborg 6: 24-14: Davis 26; roda 26; 97-64: Johnson 4; 16-11; Kuo RBI: Hermida (55): Cantu (69); Jacobs
100-58: Quails 3; 9-6; Rauch 6; 23-17: 3; 20-10; Sturtze 4; 18-13: Troncoso 4; (71): Baker (16); Nolasco 2 (3). GIDP:
Lyon 6; 26-14; Pena 2; 5-4. 18-10. Hermida; Uggla.TeamLOB:12
o Umpires HRP T. Welke: 1B: Meri- a Umpires -HP: Hoye;: B:O'Nora;2B: Sa Baserunning-SB:Willingham(3).
wether: 2B:B.Welke;3B:Gucclone. Crawford:3B:Nauert. San Francisco a r h i bb so avg
> Gamedata--T13:11.Att24,739. Gamedata-T 3:20.Att46,687. Roberts If 3 0 0 0 2 .246
Sadlerp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Walkerp 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL leaders (through Tuesday) Sandoval ph 1 01 0 0 0.462
Batting On-baise+slugging Sluggingpct. Ochoass 4 0 0 0 0 2 .243
Basedon3.plateappearancesforeach Pjols. St.L ....-1.070 PuJols,StL.........613 Molinac 300 0 0 .282
game a player's team has played. .Jones,At...041 LudwickStL.608 Rowandcf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .283
G AB R H Avg HollldayCol..1.028 Holliday Col .._597 ishikawalb 3 0 0 0 0 1 .300
C. Jones, At 99 353 66 129 365 BrkmnHou.-.020 Berkman,Hou.594 Burriss2b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .257
Pujols SL 114406 77141 .347 LudwickSt.L.988 BraunMil.......589 Rohlinger3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .095
HollidayCol 110 427 89147.344 BurrellPhil.....948 C. Jones, Atl......578 orreiap 1 0 0 0 1 .143
Berkman.Hou 124 443 96 145 .327 LeeHou........937 Lee,Hou.... 569 Hinshawp 0 0 0 0 0 0
TheriotChi 116 456 66 144.316 Walks On-base pct. Velezph-lf 200 0 01 .220
Lee, Hou 115436 61 137.314 Dunn.Cin-Ari...89 C.Jones,Atl .....464 Totals 29 0 2 0 11
Schmaker.StL 120 432 70 132.306 Burrell,Phil...87 Puols,St.........457 Batting 2B: Sandoval (1). Team
HudsonAri. 107 407 54 124.305 Pujols.,StL ..........82 Holllday, Col ...-431 LOB:3
Ludwick.StL 118 418 83 127 .304 Wright.NY .......76 Berkman,Hou.427 el hikawa rriss
Wnn.SF 119 445 66 135 .303 Berkman, Hou ...73 Theriot,Chi ...396 (6); Fhlinger(3)P:s a2(3).Bur
Homeruns Runs battedin P6)ithin Pitohlingr(3).Dp h rer bbso era3.
Dunn, Cn -Ari...-33 Howard, Phil .....104Pitc ng Pitching ip h rer bbso era
HowardPhil......33 Lee, Hou............. 100Victories Strikeouts Florida
BraunMil............31 WrightNY.....96 Webb,Ari........8-4 Lincecum,SF.192 NolascoW12-7 9 2 0 0 111 3.67
LudwickStL .31 LudwickStL..93 Volquez, in 15-5 Billingsley.LA..162 San Francisco
UtleyPhil..........30 A.GonzalezSD .91 Cook,Col........15-8 Hamels, Phil.157 CorreiaL2-7 4 7 5 3 3 0 5.15
Burell, Phil ........29 Berkman.Hou...9 Dempster.Chi 14-5 HarenAri.......156 Hinshaw 1 1 1 I 0 2 3.82
Fielder,Mil ......28 BraunMil.......86 Lincecum SF...13-3 CainSF .................153 Sadler 2 1 0 0 1 04.59
A.Gonzalez, SD.28 RamirezChi....84 HarenAri.......13-6 Volquez, Cin....150 Walker 1 10 0 00 4.84
Lee. ou ...8 3 tied.................3 Lohse, StL...13-6 Innings IBB: Baker (by Correia). HBP: Willing
Ramirez. Fla .... ._27 Hits ERA Hamels, Phil 181 ham (by Corrcea); Willingham (by Hin-
Doubles J.ReyesNY .......161 Lincecum,SF..2.60 CookC.ol ............177 shaw). Batters faced; pitches-strikes:
McLouth,Pitt.....39 HollidayCol....147 Peavy.SD....... 2.61 Santana.NY .......177 shaw). Batters faced: pitches-sira9es:
Berkman Hou .37 Lee,Chi.............146 Volquez,Cin ...2.73 Webb,Ari......... 177 Nolasco 30 11078 Correa 28; 9954
Young,Ari...........36 Berkman.Hou .145 Santana, NY..2.75 Lincecum.SF .1692 Hinshaw 6; 26-14: Sadler 7: 27-17;
Hart, Mil................35 Atkins.Col ......144 Webb.Ari..__2.85 Comp.games Walker4; 15-10.
HC omp.game Umpires -- HP Tiller; 1B: Joyce; 2B:
Ramirez.Chi..34 Ramirez, Fla. 144 Dempster, Chl2.92 SabathiaMil .......... 5 umpires H Tiller: 1: Joyce 2:
Wright, NY ..........34 Theriot, Chi ...144 Haren,Ari......2.96 SheetsMil .... 4 Nelson: 3B:Jonson.
Triples Braun.Mil ........142 BillingsleyLA..3.10 Webb.Ari ..............3 Gamedata--T.2:42.Att:33,098.
J. Reyes, NY ..........14 3 tied ................141 Jurrjens, Atl .3.15 Qualitystarts
Lewis. SF............ 10 Stolen bases Saves HarenAri..........20
Drew, Ari.............9 Taveras,Col ......58 WilsonSF..........33 Lincecum S.F.....20
Rollins, Phil ..8......8 J. Reyes. NY ..........40 Valverde, Hou ....32 Santana. NY 20
Runs Pierre,.LA..... .37 Lidge,Phil ....... 31 WebbAri..... 20
Berkman, Hou96 Bourn. Hou ........33 Gregg, Fla ....27 Shutouts
Ramirez, Fla ..96 Rollins, Phil-...-.31 Wagner, NY ..-.27 Shutos -
HollidayCol .......9 Total bases Hoffman.SD _. HameasPhl -.2
J. Reyes NY ...........89 Braun, Mil ........279 Games Sabathla, Mil 2
McLouth, Pitt ..87 Berkman. Hou 263 Boyer. Atl Sheets, MiIl ..............2
Beltran, NY..........86 Utley. Phil...262 Feliciano, NY..... Holds
Wright. NY ............86 Ramrez, Fla .....259 Heilman, NY_ Hold s
liudwil.lSL.....83 J. Reyes. NY ......259 Ohman Atl ....... McClellanSt.L ..29

Pirates 4, Cardinals 1
Pittsburgh_ 100 000 003-4
St. Louis..... 000 000 001 1
Pittsburgh ab r hbi bb so avg
Morgancf 4 0 0 0 1 1 .130
Wilsonss 4 1 0 0 0 0 .284
Doumitc 4 13 1 0 0 .328
Ad. LaRochelb 4 1 1 0 0 0.267
Michaels If 2 1 0 0 1 1 .239
An. LaRoche3b 4 0 0 0 0 .189
Pearcerf 3 0 1 1 1 1 .228
Rivas2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .221
Snellp 2 00 0 0 0 .146
. Sanchezph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252
Burnettp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
D. Bautistap 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Gomezph 1 0 0 0 0 .292
Grabowp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Beamp 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 4 5 2 3 3
Batting 2B: Doumit (27). S: Mi-
chaels. RBI: Doumit (46); Pearce (7).
Team LOB: 6
St. Louis ab r hbi bb so avg
Schumakercf 2 0 1 0 1 1 .306
Barlonph-If 2 I0 0 .248
Anlkiellf 3 0 0 0 0 .275
Matherph-cf 1 00 0 0 1 .250
Pujolslb 4 0 1 0 0 1.347
Glaus3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .273
Ludwickrf 3 1 0 0 1 .304
Lopez2b 4 0 0 0 .244
Molinac 3 0 1 0 1 0 .301
Looperp 2 0 0 0 0 1 .286
Milesph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .310
McClellanp 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Villonep 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
LaRueph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220
Kennedyph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .291
Izturisss 3 0 0 0 i 0 .. )0
Totals 33 1 6 1 410
> Batting 2B: Molina (17). RBI: Ken-
nedy (28).Team LOB: 9
Baserunning-SB: Lopez(7).
,> Fielding E: Malhei (1); Molina
Pitching ip h rer bb so era
Snell W.5-10 7 4 0 01 8 5.60
Burnett H,4 1 0 0 0 1 4.04
D. BautistaH,4 'A 0 0 0 0 3.33
Grabow % 0 1 1 2 0 3.10
BeamS,.l 'A I 0 0 1 1 4.13
St. Louis
Looper L, 1-10 7 3 1 1 2 2 3.94
McClellan 1M 2 3 1 1 0 2.98
Villone 00 0 0 I 4.97
Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Snell 26;
103-67:; Burnett 3; 12-9: D. Bautista I:
9-8; Grabow 4: 22-8; Beam 3, 19-1]:
Looper 26: 99-61; McClell.ian 9; 33-17:
Villone2: 12-7.
> Umpires HP: Holbrook; IB: Fair-
child; 2B:Wegner: 3B: Kellogg.
> Gamedata-T.3:03.Att:39,.502.

NL wild-card standings
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 73 55 .570 -
St. Louis 70 58 .547 3
Philadelphia 68 58 .540 4
Florida 65 61 .516 7
LosAngeles 64 61 .512 71/

Brewers 5, Astros 2
Houston ..............000 200 000 2
Milwaukee 201 000 20x- 5
Houston ab r h bi bbso avg
Wiggintonlf 5 0 1 0 0 1 .301
Loretta2b 30 0 0 1 0 .271
Brocailp 0 00 0 0 0
Tejadass 4 1 2 0 0 0 .285
Berkmanlb 1 1 1 0 2 0.329
Blum3b 4 0 2 1 0 0 .234
Pencerf 4 0 0 0 0 0.260
Abercrombie cf 3 0 1 1 0 1 .240
Sampsonp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136
Wrightp 0 00 0 0 0
Newhan2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .204
Ausmusc 3 0 0 0 1 I .230
Rodriguezp 2 0 00 0 1.114
Erstadcf 2 0 00 0 1 .295
Totals 32 2 7 2 4 5
P Batting 2B: Berkman (38). RBI:
Blun (40); Abercrombie (4). GIDPI Teja-
da; Pence. Team LOB: 8
> Fielding-PB:Ausmus.DP. 1.
Milwaukee ab r h bi bb so avg
Weeks2b 1 3 0 0 3 0 .229
Hardyss 4 2 2 2 0 0 .278
Kaplerif 3 0 1 1 1 2 .299
Fielderlb 2 0 0 2 0 1 .272
Hartrf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .287
Hall3b 4 0 0 0 0 4 .223
Cameroncf 2 0 0 0 1 0 .244
Riverac 3 0 0 0 0 1.316
Parrap 1 0 0 0 0 1.191
Durham ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .285
Villanuevap 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
Nixph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .125
Gagnep 0 0 0 0 0 0
Torres p 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Totals 25 5 4 5 611
> Batting-2B: Kapler(15). HR: Hardy
(19). SF: Fielder 2. RBI: Hardy 2 (59); Ka-
pler (34): Fielder 2 (75). GIDP: Rivera.
Team LOB: 4
> Baserunning-SB:Weeks (16).
i> Fielding- E: Fielder (11). DP: 2.
Pitching ip hr er bb so era
Rodriguez L.7-6 5 3 3 2 5 6 4.11
Sampson ; 0 0 0 1 4.35
Wright % 011 1 2 4.57
Brocail I 1 11 0 2 4.13
ParraW.10-6 5 6 2 2 4 2 4.10
VillanuevaH.8 2 0 0 0 0 3 4.45
GagneH,4 I 1 00 0 0 6.47
TorresS,24 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.56
WP: Parra. HBP: Berkman (by Gagne).
Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Rodri-
'guez 23; 102-58: Sampson 2; 8-5;
Wright 3; 12-6; Brocail 5; 13-10; Parra
23: 94-53: Villanueva 6: 33-19; Gagne
5; 8-6; Torres3:11-8.
> Umpires HP: Scott; 1B: Hohn; 2B:
lassogna; 3B: Kulpa.
> Gamedata-1T2:47.Att:41,419.

Cardinals alter

their rotation

From wire reports

The St. Louis Cardinals
will use Adam Wainwright
in their rotation instead of as
the fill-in closer, and he wili
start Friday against the At-
lanta Braves.
Wainwright, the opening-
day starter, has been on the
15-day disabled list since
early June with a ruptured
tendon on the middle finger
of his right hand. He pitched
42/3 scoreless innings in his
third rehab start last week
and on Monday said he was
ready to pitch in the majors.
Wainwright bumps Joel
Pineiro, who had been on
track to make Friday's start.
Manager Tony La Russa said
Pineiro, 3-0 in August and
6-5 overall with a 4.80 ERA,
would be used in long relief
if necessary Friday.
The Cardinals were ex-
pected to place Jason Isring-
hausen, who twice lost the
closer job, on the 15-day
disabled list with an elbow
injury but had not yet done
so. Wainwright could take
that spot on the roster.

Last vs.
East W L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home Away
New York 70 57 .551 W-2 8-2 28-20 38-23 32-34
Philadelphia 68 58 .540 1 W-3 5-5 27-21 34-27 34-31
Florida 65 61 .516 4 W-1 4-6 27-21 35-31 30-30
Atlanta 56 71 .441 14 L-4 1-9 20-26 34-31 22-40
Washington 44 83 .346 26 L-12 0-10 16-30 23-39 21-44
Last vs.
Central W L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home Away
Chicago 77 48 .616 W-2 8-2 34-22 46-17 31-31
Milwaukee 73 55 .570 5 W-1 6-4 32-24 38-24 35-31
St. Louis 70 58 .547 8 L-2 6-4 28-28 33-29 37-29
Houston 64 63 .504 14 L-1 6-4 27-30 34-28 30-35
Pittsburgh 57 69 .452 20/2 W-2 4-6 26-29 34-31 23-38
Cincinnati 55 71 .437 221/ L-1 3-7 19-33 32-33 23-38
Last vs.
West W L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home Away
Arizona 65 60 .520 W-1 6-4 32-16 34-26 31-34
Los Angeles 64 61 .512 1 L-1 6-4 23-23 38-29 26-32
Colorado 58 69 .457 8 W-4 6-4 18-28 34-29 24-40
San Francisco 53 72 .424 12 L-1 4-6 21-22 24-37 29-35
San Diego 48 77 .384 17 L-2 4-6 20-25 27-38 21-39

Wednesday's results

Milwaukee 5, Houston 2 Philadelphia 4, Washington 0
New York 6, Atlanta 3 Cincinnati at Chicago
Pittsburgh at St. Louis San Diego at Arizona
Colorado at Los Angeles Florida at San Francisco

Today's probable pitchers, lines
2008 season opp. 2007-08 vs. opp. Last 3 starts
Cincinnati at Chicago, 220 ET (Line: Chi., 3:1; Total runs: No total)
Cin.-Fogg(R) 2-5 65 7.71 7-8 1-1 8 12.38 0-2 .14 8.36
Chi.-Zambrano(R) 12-5 157 3.38 13-9 5-4 58A 3.68 0-1 15& 8.80
Colorado at Los Angeles, 3:10 ET (Line: L.A., 9:5; Total runs: 81/2)
Col.-DeLaRosa(L) 6-6 872 6.16 0-1 0-1 6 16.50 1-1 14% 7.36
LA.-Lowe(R) 9-10 1601 3.99 6-6 1-4 27% 5.86 1-1 16% 6.48
Florida at San Francisco, 3:45 ET (Line: Fla., 71/2:5; Total runs: 81/2)
Fla.-Johnson(R) 3-0 42 3.38 02 -2 2-0 19 2.37
S.F.-Palmer(R) 0-1 2 23.14 0-1 21 23.14
Washington at Philadelphia, 7.05 ET (Line: Phi., 13:5; Total runs: 9)
Was.-Redding(R) 8-8 146; 4.66 4-3 3-2 35 3.34 1-2 16 7.31
Phi.-MoveriL) 11-7 151 3.64 10-4 4-0 35 2.83 1-1 18 2.50
Atlanta at New York, 7:10 ET (Line: N.Y., 2:1; Total runs: 9) ,
AtI.-Hampton(L) 2-1 20 6.92 10-10 2-1 17 5.29
N.Y.-Martinez(R) 4-3 69 4.96 11-9 1-1 19 1.86
San Diego at Arizona, 9:40 ET (Line: Ari., 3:1; Total runs: 8)
S.D.-Reineke(R) 1-0 5 5.40 1-0 5 5.40
Ari.-Webb R) 18-4 177 2.85 5-7 2-2 40 2.70 3-0 23 1.57
Lines by Danny Sheridan

Results, upcoming games
Tuesday Friday
Phi. 5, Was. 4 Was. at Chi., 2:20
N.Y. 7, Atl. 3 L.A. at Phi., 7:05
Hou. 5, Mil. 2 Hou. at N.Y., 7:10
Chi. 5, Cin. 0 Pit. at Mil., 8:05
Pit. 4, St.L. 1 Atl.at St.L., 8:15
Ari. 7, S.D. 6 Cin. at Col., 9:05
Col. 8, L.A. 3 Fla. at Ari., 9:40
Fla. 6, S.F. 0 S.D. atS.F., 10:15

Was. at Chi., 1:05
Atl. at St.L., 3:55
L.A. at Phi., 3:55
S.D. at S.F., 4:05
Pit. at Mil., 7:05
Hou. at N.Y., 7:10
Cin. at Col., 8:05
Fla.at Ari., 8:10

National League notes

Arizona: RF Justin Upton
was at Chase Field on Tuesday, a
scheduled day off from his re-
hab stint with Class AAA Tuc-
son. He said there was no pain
from the side muscle he
strained before the All-Star
break, but there was no timeta-
ble for his return. In his first six
games with Tucson, he hit.360

Atlanta: IB Casey Kotch-
man left the team to be with
his ailing mother in Florida, and
the Braves placed him on the
bereavement list. OF Brandon
Jones, who batted .278 in 16
games with the Braves earlier
this season, was recalled from
Class AAA Richmond (Va.). ...
OF Matt Diaz will be consulting
with doctors again this week
about the inflamed nerve in his
right knee, which caused him to
cut off a minor league rehab as-
signment. Diaz has been on the
disabled list since crashing into
an unpadded part of the left
field wall at Miller Park on
May 27.
Chicago: RH reliever Kerry
Wood entered Wednesday hav-
ing pitched six scoreless innings
since coming off the disabled list
Aug. 5. Wood worked one in-
ning in a non-save situation
Tuesday night, and his fastball
was clocked in the mid- to up-
per-90-mph range. He had been
sidelined after the All-Star break
with a finger blister.
Cincinnati: OF/IF Jerry
Hairston Jr. (right hamstring
soreness) went back on the 15-
day disabled list. He spent the
last half of July on the DL with
the same ailment, and he also
was out of the starting lineup
Aug. 6-14. IF Adam Rosales,
who went 1-for-5 in his first ma-
jor league stint earlier this
month, was recalled from Class
AAA Louisville. ... RHPAaron
Harang, scheduled to pitch to-
day at Wrigley Field, woke up
Tuesday with neck spasms and
had his start pushed back a day.
He'll pitch Friday at Colorado,
with RHP Josh Fogg moving
from Friday to today.

Colorado: RH reliever Matt
Herges, who had a 10.22 ERA
in 11 appearances since the All-
Star break, was placed on the
disabled list with lower back
stiffness. The Rockies recalled
RH reliever Ryan Speier front
Class AAA Colorado Springs.
Speier went 1-1 with a 4.66 ERA
in 30 big-league games earlier
this season.
Florida: RHP Ricky Nolasco
has been dominant in his last
five starts: 41 strikeouts and
two walks. Over the past six
seasons, the only other pitchers
with that many strikeouts and
that few walks over a five-start
span are Randy Johnson (May-
June 2007) and Ben Sheets
(July-August 2004), according to
the Elias Sports Bureau.
Houston: IF Jose Castillo,
who hit .244 with San Francisco
before being designated for as-
signment last week, was ac-
quired off waivers. A second
baseman and third baseman,
Castillo played the previous four
seasons with Pittsburgh, post-
ing a career .253 average with
39 homers. IF J.R. House, 0-
for-3 with Houston, was sent to
Class AAA Round Rock (Texas).
Los Angeles: LHP Eric

Stults was optioned to Class
AAA Las Vegas to clear a roster
spot for RHP Greg Maddux,
who will make his Dodgers de-
but Friday at Philadelphia. Stults
didn't appear in a game during
his second major league stint of,
the season.
Milwaukee: LF Ryan
Braun missed his second con-
secutive game due to an inter-
costal strain. He might be ready
to return Friday, after the Brew-
ers have a day off.
New York SS Jose Reyes
entered play Wednesday with
60 triples over the past four sea-
sons. Since 1950, only Reyes
and Lance Johnson, with 61
from 1993-96 (including the
1996 season with the Mets),
have had at least 60 in a four-
year period.
Philadelphia: 3B Pedro
Feliz, who went 4-for-8 with
two homers in two rehab
games for Class AA Reading
(Pa.), was activated from the
disabled list. He had been side-
lined with a bulging disk in his
back. LH reliever Les Walrond
was optioned to Class AAA Le-
high Valley (Allentown, Pa.) af-
ter posting a 7.11 ERA in four
appearances with the Phillies
this month.
Pittsburgh: LF Brandon ,
Moss returned to the lineup
three days after suffering a
sprained right ankle. The Pirates
were so encouraged with how
Moss looked while running dur-
ing pregame drills Tuesday that
they decided he was ready to go
St. Louis: RHP Chris Car-
penter (sprained right shoul-
der) tossed a ball on flat ground
Tuesday and Wednesday, and he
might throw off a mound Friday.
San Diego: GM Kevin Tow-
ers said it was a baseball deci-
sion and not an economic one
that led the Padres to trade RHP
Greg Maddux to the Dodgers
this week. The Padres will pick
up part of the $2,345,000 still
owed Maddux on his $10 mil-
lion contract, but they will be
able to select two prospects
from a list of five players the
Dodgers will make available.
"There's a couple of names on
that list that we're excited
about," Towers said.
San Francisco: LHP Noah
Lowry could throw off a
mound within a week, manager
Bruce Bochy aid. Lowry was
hoping to return from forearm
surgery by late April, but his re-
hab has run long. He had a staff-
high 14 wins last year. ... 3B
Ryan Rohlinger's first six
games in the major leagues
were a struggle. I le went 2-
for-21, and he committed his
third error Tuesday. He was pro-
moted from Class AA (Norwich)
Connecticut last week.
Washington: 1B/3B Kory
Casto was optioned to Class
AAA Columbus (Ohio) to clear a
roster space for IF Anderson
Hernandez, acquired in the
trade that sent RH reliever Luis
Ayala to the Mets. Casto was
stuck in a I-for-17 slump that
had dropped his average to
.193. IFs Ronnie Belliard and
Aaron Boone will get the bulk
of the playing time at first base
with Casto gone.

FromI The Sports Xchange


High schools

No. 1 Byrnes bulks up schedule

By Jim Halley

CLINTON, S.C.- On a muggy
morning at Presbyterian Col-
lege, Byrnes Hgh running back
Marcus Lattimore doesn't
bother takinghis helmet off be-
tween seriesof a 7-on-7 camp.
"We don'z have any backup
helmets right now," Lattimore
says with a smile. "I'm not go-
ing to lose this one."
Lattimore is careful to make
sure he has his head and his
helmet on straight. The Duncan,
S.C., school, which has won five
of the last six 4A South Carolina
titles, finished the season as
the No. 13 team in the USA
TODAY's Super 25 rankings.
This season, the Rebels, who
have 38 seniors and 17 starters
returning and are led by juniors
Lattimore and quarterback
Chas (pronounced Chase)
Dodd, are the Super 25 presea-
son No. 1.
Byrnes pumped up its sched-
ule with three out-of-state op-
ponents:. Aug. 29 at North
Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.), its
state 5A runner-up; Sept. 19 vs.
Lincoln (Tallahassee, Fla.); and
Oct. 3 vs. Pahokee, the Florida
2B champion.
"We may have bit off more
than we can chew, but we're
just trying to venture out,"
Byrnes coach Chris Miller said.
"The (in-state teams on his
schedule) are all good teams.
They're all very competitive,
but you always wonder, 'What's
the level in Florida, what's the
level in Texas, different places in
the United States?' We're just
trying to see where we stand."
Backup helmets might be the
Rebels' only shortage. The
team's practice field is better
maintained than some golf
courses. Its stadium sits in a
bowl, like the one at Clemson
University, and the scoreboard
has a JumboTron. The team has
its own film room, as nice as a
college's lecture hall. But the
program's biggest advantage is
its shiny Olympic-style weight
room and its full-time strength
coach, Mike Srock.
The reason for the team's
success "is the kids' work ethic,
along with our coaches and
Mike Srock," Miller says. "We
won the state championship
game on a weekend, and the
next Monday afternoon we
were in the weight room. They
didn't have to be there. Our kids
are dedicated. They work and
schedule their vacations around

SSuper 25 and regional
ranking maps available
at preps.usatoday.com

days we are not doing anything,
which is not many."
Srock looks like an ex-Marine
with a buzz cut, but his training
motives are anything but old
school. Byrnes' motto is "faster,
stronger." "Bigger," however, is
not part of the equation.
"We do power lifting, not
traditional lifting," Srock said.
"All of our program is built for
speed. We lay a level of
strength, but we do a lot of
power lifting, especially the
power clean, working with
kettles and bands. There's no
such thing as keeping your
strength; you're either gaining
it or losing it.
"We tested our guys the
Wednesday after the season,
and we were quicker and
stronger. A lot of teams peak in
July and get weaker and slower
as the season goes on."
Srock is not adverse to having
players work out before prac-
tice; and the weight room is
open 365 days a year. Latti-
more, who rushed for 1,884
yards and 26 touchdowns last
season as a sophomore, esti-
mates he's missed only five
days in the weight room in the
last year.
He was tested on Nike's
SPARQ system, which is used to
grade high school football play-
ers on various skills, and his to-
tal of 129.87 put him at third in
the country and included a 37-
inch vertical leap.
Lattimore has visited Clem-
son, South Carolina and Geor-
gia, and he plans to visit-Florida
State. He also is considering Vir-
ginia, Maryland, North Carolina,
North Carolina State, Kansas
and Alabama. Before any big-
time program came calling, he
was merely looking forward to
playing for the Rebels.
"I've been wanting to play for
Byrnes since I was a kid," Latti-
more says. "I watched every
Friday night."
Dodd, whose stepfather,
Presbyterian coach Bobby
Bentley, preceded Miller as
Byrnes' head coach, threw for
3,202 yards and 32 TDs.
"There was a bunch of pres-
sure last year, just being a soph-
omore and coming into the pro-
gram and running it as a
quarterback," Dodd says. "This
year, I do feel a lot better with it
just because I've done it and I
know how it is."

By Gwinn Davis, Greenville (S.C.) News
Veteran squad: Junior running back Marcus Lattimore is one of 17 returning starters for
the Rebels, who have won the 4A South Carolina crown five of the last six seasons.

,^ rankings
High school football
All records and statistics are from 2007 season

1. Byrnes, Duncan, S.C. (15-0)
Returning starters: 17. Outlook: The Rebels, coming
off their fifth 5A title In six years, have 38 seniors return-
ing. But two key players, RB Marcus Lattimore and QB
Chas Dodd, are juniors. Lattimore rushed for 1,884 yards
and 26 touchdowns, while Dodd threw for 3,202 yards
and 32 TDs. Tough schedule includes games with Georgia
runner-up North Gwinnett (Suwanee), Lincoln (Tallahas-
see) and defending Florida 2B champion Pahokee. Next:
Opens Aug. 29 at North Gwinnett.
2. Trinity, Euless, Texas (15-1)
Returning starters: 11. Outlook: Defending 5A
champ returns RB Dontrayevous Robinson (17 rushing
TDs, 6.5 yards a carry), QB Denarius McGhee (1,800 yards
passing) and top tackler, LB Elikena Fieilo. Is 40-3 the last
three seasons. Tough games include John Curtis (River
Ridge, La.) and Allen. Next: Sept. 1 vs. John Curtis.

3. Gateway, Monroeville, Pa. (11-2)
Returning starters: 15. Outlook: Has most of its of-
fensive and defensive lines intact. Top players include WR
Corey Brown and LB Dorian Bell, who have committed to
Ohio State, and OL Colin Rodkey, who has committed to
Indiana. The Gators also have a three-year starter at quar-
terback, Rob Kalkstein, and three juniors G Mitch De-
Vail, LB Delbert Tyler and CB Dayonne Nunley who are
Division I prospects. Next: Aug. 29 vs. Penn Hills (Pitts-
4. Don Bosco, Ramsey, N.J. (12-0)
Returning starters: 12. Outlook: The Ironmen are
loaded on offense, with eight returning starters,.including
all-state QB Brett Knief, RBs Tony Jones and Dillon Romain
and three offensive linemen. Will face one of the toughest
schedules in the country, with games at No. 18 St. Xavier
(Cincinnati) and No. 7 De La Salle (Concord, Calif.). Next:
Sept. 13 at St. Xavier.
5. Long Beach Poly (13-1)
Returning starters: 11. Outlook: The Jackrabbits
won the CIF Southern Section last season and open at last
year's top-ranked team, Miami Northwestern. Top play-
ers include RB Melvin Richardson, who ran for 1,316
yards and 15 TDs, and QB Morgan Fennell. Next: Aug. 30
at Miami Northwestern.

6. St. Thomas Aquinas, Fort Lauderdale (14-1)
Returning starters: 7. Outlook: The defending 5A
champ is in a good position to repeat with plenty of in-
coming talent. Because the Saints outscored opponents
by an average of 28 points, reserves saw plenty of action
last season. Returnees include senior QB Ryan Becker,
junior RB Giovanni Bernard and TE Gabe Holmes. Aqui-
nas also has two returning players who are sons of former
NFL players, WR Duron Carter, son of Cris Carter, and DB
Cody Riggs, son of Gerald Riggs. Next: Aug. 30 vs. Elder
(Cincinnati) in Cincinnati.
7. De La Salle, Concord, Calif. (13-0)
Returning starters: 7. Outlook: The Spartans are
looking for their third consecutive California Division I ti-
tle. Will host No. 4 Don Bosco. Arizona recruit RB Kylan
Butler rushed for 1,006 yards and 20 TDs, while Blake

Wayne, a part-time starter at QB, also returns. Next.
Sept. 13 at Junipero Serra (San Mateo).

8. Armwood, Seffner, Fla. (13-1)
Returning starters: 9. Outlook: State 4A runner-up
has nine players who have been offered Division I schol-
arships, including DL Ryne Giddens (21 sacks), LB Petey
Smith and DB Angelo Hadley. Early test Sept. 5 at Plant
(Tampa). Next Aug. 29 vs. Lake Gibson (Lakeland).

9. Carmel, Ind. (13-2)
Returning starters: 12. Outlook: Led by 6-4, 215-
pound QB Morgan Newton, the defending 5A champion
will be tested early by Cathedral (Indianapolis) and Cen-
ter Grove (Greenwood). Newton passed for more than
2,000 yards and ran for more than 900. Other key players
include RB Kurt Freytag, DB Joe Rippe and C Joey Barnes.
Next Saturday vs. Cathedral.

10. Brentwood Academy, Brentwood, Tenn. (11-2)
Returning starters: 12. Outlook: Spread offense
should improve with return of QB Cody Nelson, who
threw for 1,500 yards for state runner-up, along with
heavily recruited DE-TE Thad McHaney and OT Alex Bul-
lard, who committed to Notre Dame. Next: Friday vs. In-
dependence (Thompsons Station).

11. Rockhurst, Kansas City, Mo. (13-0)
Returning starters: 9. Outlook: Defending 6A cham-
pion has plenty of talent, including Illinois recruit QB Na-
than Scheelhaase,who passed for 1,861 yards and 20 TDs
and ran for 917 yards and 14 TDs, and WR Keith Langtry,
who had 11 TD catches. Schedule includes Kansas 6A
champion Hutchinson, which has won 28 in a row; Blue
Springs South (Blue Springs), the Missouri 6A champ two
seasons ago; Mullen (Denver) and Minnetonka, Minn.
Next: Aug. 31 at Blue Springs South.

12. River Hill, Clarksville, Md. (14-0)
Returning starters: 13. Outlook: Defending 2A
champ is 48-4 the last four years and has 1,000-yard
rushers back in Michael Campanaro and Malek Redd.
Luke Hostetler, nephew of former NFL QB Jeff Hostetler, is
the starting quarterback. Next: Sept. 5 at Atholton (Co-

13. Lowndes, Valdosta, Ga. (14-1)
Returning starters: 14. Outlook: Vikings, who own
three of the last four 5A titles, are now in the same 5A re-
gion as 4A champ No. 22 Northside (Warner Robins). QB
Khary Franklin, DB Gerald Demps, a Florida State commit,
and senior RB Greg Reid, a Florida commit, will help them
compete. Next: Aug. 29 vs. Woodland (Stockbridge).

14. Madison County, Madison, Fla. (13-1)
Returning starters: 16. Outlook: The defending 2A
state champ returns almost fully loaded, led by RB Chris
Thompson, who's committed to Florida State, and RB Co-
ry Akins. They combined to run for 50 TDs and more than
3,600 yards. The return of two-way lineman Jacobbi
McDaniel, also committed to FSU and the No. 2 defensive
tackle in the class of 2009 according to Rivals.com, and LB
Cortez Akins mean the Cowboys are strong on both sides
of the ball. Next: Sept. 5 vs. Independence (Charlotte).

15. Oscar Smith, Chesapeake, Va. (13-1)
Returning starters: 15. Outlook: Tigers averaged 43
points a game and have junior QB Phillip Sims, who
passed for 3,000 yards and 33 TDs, returning. Defense,
which allowed four points a game, has eight starters re-

Regional rankings
1. Gateway, Monroeville, Pa. (11-2)
2. Don Bosco, Ramsey, NJ. (12-0)
3. River Hill, Clarksville, Md. (14-0)
4. Parkland, Allentown, Pa. (15-1)
5. Bonny Eagle, Standish, Maine (12-0)
6. St. Peter's Prep, Jersey City (11-1)
7. Quince Orchard, Gaithersburg, Md. (14-0)
8. Everett, Mass. (13-0)
9. Dunbar, Baltimore (14-0)
10. Central Catholic, Pittsburgh (16-0)
1. Byrnes, Duncan, S.C. (15-0)
2. Trinity, Euless, Texas (15-1)
3. St. Thomas Aquinas, Fort Lauderdale (14-1)
4. Armwood, Seffner, Fla. (13-1)
5. Brentwood Academy, Brentwood, Tenn. (11-2)
6. Lowndes, Valdosta, Ga. (14-1)
7. Madison County, Madison, Fla. (13-1)
8. Oscar Smith, Chesapeake, Va. (13-1)
9. Stone Bridge, Ashburn, Va. (14-1)
10. South Panola, Batesville, Miss. (15-0)
1. Carmel, Ind. (13-2)
2. Rockhurst, Kansas City, Mo. (13-0)
3. St. Ignatius, Cleveland (8-3)
4. St. Xavier, Cincinnati (15-0)
5. Mount Carmel, Chicago (12-1)
6. Jenks, Tulsa (13-1)
7. Center Grove, Greenwood, Ind. (9-2)
8. Glenville, Cleveland (10-3)
9. Eden Prairie, Minn. (14-0)
10. McCook, Neb. (12-1)
1. Long Beach Poly (13-1)
2. De La Salle, Concord, Calif. (13-0)
3. Skyline, Issaquah, Wash. (14-0)
4. Centennial, Corona, Calif. (13-2)
5. Hamilton, Chandler, Ariz. (12-1)
6. Oceanside, Calif. (12-1)
7. Desert Vista, Phoenix (9-5)
8. Crespi, Encino, Calif. (11-3)
9. Lutheran, Orange, Calif. (10-2)
10. Timpview, Provo, Utah (13-0)

turning, including all-state LB Jerod Askew, committed to
Virginia, LB Perry Jones and DT Evan Hailes. Next: Aug. 29
vs. Booker T. Washington (Norfolk).

16. St. Ignatius, Cleveland (8-3)
Returning starters: 13. Outlook: With nine offensive
starters back, including the entire line, QB Andy Holland
should have it easy finding WR Mike Myers and TE Bren-
dan Carozzoni. Will be tested early vs. Glenville (Cleve-
land) and in late October by No. 18 St. Xavier (Cincin-
nati). WR-DB Dan Fox, committed to Notre Dame,
anchors defense. Next Saturday vs. Glenville.

17. Skyline, Issaquah, Wash. (14-0)
Returning starters: 12. Outlook: Defending 3A
champ opens with the Oregon 6A champion. Won six
state titles under Steve Gervais but has a new coach in
Mat Taylor. Junior Jake Heaps, possibly the top un-
derclassman quarterback in the country, and all-state WR
Gino Simone return. Defense, which topped the state in
points allowed, is led by DT Rob Tramonte. Next: Sept. 6
at Sheldon (Ore.).

18. St. Xavier, Cincinnati (15-0)
Returning starters: 4. Outlook: The Bombers lost a
lot of key players but have Luke Massa back at quarter-
back and plenty of talent in the wings. DE Patrick Mul-

doon, LB Pete Lees and LB Luke Kuechly lead the defense,
while OT Matt James anchors the line. Tough schedule in-
cludes No. 4 Don Bosco, Cathedral (Indianapolis), No, 16
St. Ignatius, Prattville, Ala., and Trinity (Louisville). All but
the Trinity game will be in Cincinnati. Next Friday vs. Col-
erain (Cincinnati).

19. Centennial, Corona, CaliK (13-2)
Returning starters: 9. Outlook State Division I run-
ner-up might be even better with transfers, junior LB
Brandon Brown, OL Elijah Baltavich and QB Taylor Marti-
nez. The Huskies have plenty of D-I talent, including LB
Vontaze Burfict, WR Ricky Marvray (committed to South-
ern California) and DL Will Sutton, son of ex-NFL Ram
Mickey Sutton. Next Sept. 12 at Chaparral (Temecula).

20. Stone Bridge, Ashburn, Va. (14-1)
Returning starters: 12. Outlook: The 3A champ re-
turns talent from the defensive line. DL-TE Zach Thomp-
son and LB Mike Olson are expected to sign with Wake
Forest. DL-OL Brian Slay has committed to North Carolina
State and DL-OL David Wang to Virginia Tech. QB Patrick
Thompson, who threw for 2,500 yards and 30 TDs, and
DB-RB Daniel Allen, hurt much of last season, are highly
coveted. Next Aug. 29 vs. West Springfield (Springfield).

21. South Panola, Batesville, Miss. (15-0)
Returning starters: 10. Outlook- Yes, the Tigers lost
some key players, including RB Tig Barksdale, but a pro-
gram that has won 75 in a row and five consecutive 5A ti-
tles can't be dismissed. Schedule includes Apopka, Fla.,
Tupelo and Olive Branch. LB David Conner, committed to
Auburn, anchors the defense along with LB Marvin Bur-
dette and DE Kendrick Strong. Next Aug. 29 at Vicksburg.

22. Northside, Warner Robins, Ga. (15-0)
Returning starters: 10. Outlook: The 4A state champ
jumps to 5A but has two of the most recruited players in
the state, DE Abry Jones and LB Eric Fields. DB K.J. Mor-
ton, LB Darius Ivey, QB Joe Scott and TE Evan Arthur lead
the rest of the returnees. Difficult schedule includes Flori-
da 4A champion Booker T. Washington (Miami) and 5A
champion and No. 13 Lowndes. Next Aug. 29 vs. Perry.

23. Highlands, Fort Thomas, Ky. (15-0)
Returning starters: 6. Outlook: The defending 5A
champ has its nucleus intact, including RB-DB Josh Con-
ner, who rushed for 1,700 yards, all-state WR-DB Austin
Collinsworth, son of NFL great Cris Collinsworth, DT
Brandon Roller and QB Tony Guidugli, all-state as a sopho-
more last season. Next Aug. 29 vs. Ryle.

24. Lake Travis, Austin (15-1)
Returning starters: 11. Outlook: The defending 4A
champ has plenty of firepower back on offense, led by
two committed to Texas, QB Garrett Gilbert, who passed
for 52 TDs and almost 5,000 yards, and 6-5, 275-pound
OT Paden Kelly. Chad Morris, 49-10 at Stephenville, re-
places Jeff Dicus as coach. Next Aug. 29 vs. Westwood
(Austin) in San Antonio.
25. Parkland, Allentown, Pa. (15-1)
Returning starters: 15. Outlook: State 4A runner-up
has nine starters back on a defense that had seven con-
secutive shutouts. DB-WR Jaleel Clark is a returning all-
state player, as is DE-TE Clint Miller. Offensive line aver-
ages 260 pounds. Next Aug. 29 vs. St. Joseph's Prep.

> USA TODAY's Super 25 football rankings were com-
piled by Jim Halley. Among criteria considered: strength
of schedule, quality of wins and quality of players.

St. Xavier hoping
for another Ohio title
Massey Ratings
Rank, school, location Rating
1. St. Xavier (Cincinnati) 3.18
2. Trinity (Euless, Texas) 2.98
3. Eden Prairie (Minn.) 2.86
4. Carroll (Southlake, Texas) 2.86
5. Katy(Texas) 2.85
6. Northwestern (Miami) 2.81
7.Prattville (Ala.) 2.79
8. Colerain (Cincinnati) 2.73
9. Central Catholic (Pittsburgh) 2.68
10. Westfield (Houston) 2.67
11. Carmel (Ind.) 2.63
12. Cardinal Mooney (Youngstown, Ohio) 2.62
13. Allen (Texas) 2.62
14. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 2.61
15. Plano (Texas) 2.60
16. Leader (Texas) 2.59
17. Cedar Hill (Texas) 2.58
18. Warren Central (Indianapolis) 2.55
19. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale) 2.55
20. Bowie (Arlington, Texas) 2.54
21. Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati) 2.54
22. Permian (Odessa, Texas) 2.53
23. Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) 2.53
24. Round Rock (Texas) 2.52
25. Hoover (Ala.) 2.50
Ken Massey is a math professor at Carson-Newman
College. His mathematical ratings have been part of
the formula for college football's Bowl Champion-
ship Series for the last nine years.

Familiar spot: St. Xavier and coach Steve
Specht will go for their third Ohio title.

Thursday, August 21,2008



By CI ,'llon, USA TODAY
Conquering the road: Mike Day won all
three heats in his group.

All American
BVIX riders
advanced to
the semifinals
in tae sport's
Olynipic de-
but, though
Kyle lennett
was injured in
his race, 11B

By Robert Deutsch, USATODAY
Sprint sweep: Jamaica's Usain Bolt exults after his world record of 19.30 seconds in the 200 meters broke Michael Johnson's 12-year-old mark. Carl Lewis (1984) was the last to sweep the Olympic 100 and 200.

Bolt's 2nd jolt: 200 world mark

He's first to pull off Olympic 100-200 world-record double .

By Andy Gardiner
BEIJING Usain Bolt electrified the
Olympics again.
Bolt made Olympic history Wednes-
day night by winning the 200 meters in
19.30 seconds, running into a slight
headwind, lowering Michael Johnson's
world record of 19.32 set in the 1996
Games in Atlanta. Coupled with his vic-
tory in the 100 meters in 9.69 Saturday,
Bolt is the first man to win both events
in the same Olympics while establishing
world records. And he's the first man
since Don Quarrie in 1976, also from Ja-
maica, to simultaneously hold world rec-
ords in both the 100 and 200.
On the eve of his 22nd birthday, Bolt
became the ninth man to earn the
Olympic sprint double and the first since
the USA's Carl Lewis in 1984.
As he did in the 100 meters, Bolt won
with ridiculous ease. He had the lead by
the time the eight-man field hit the turn
and finished 0.52 seconds ahead of Chu-
randy Martina of Netherlands Antilles
(19.82) who crossed the line second
but was subsequently disqualified along

with U.S. sprinter Wallace Spearmon.
Defending Olympic champion Shawn
Crawford of the USA (19.96) moved up
to second, meaning Bolt's official margin
of victory, 0.66 seconds, is the largest
ever for an Olympic 200.
"I never expected this," said Bolt, who
has won two of Jamaica's four gold and
seven medals 'overall in track, and he's
expected to be part of the 4x100 relay,
with the semifinals today and the final
Friday. "I knew it was a fast track, but I
didn't think this was possible. I am still
shocked. I have been aspiring to the
world record for so long."
Unlike the 100, in which he eased up
and began celebrating 25 meters from
the line, Bolt ran hard to the end and
then raised his arms in triumph.
"I worked so hard to become champi-
on, and I will work harder to stay on
top," said Bolt, responsible for two of the
three track and field world records set in
U.S. sprinters ended up with the silver
and bronze, but it was a bittersweet
Spearmon crossed third (19.95), be-
hind Martina, then began a celebration

lap draped in the flag before he was in-
formed he had been disqualified for run-
ning out of his lane.
After an initial protest, USA Track &
Field accepted the ruling but then pro-
tested that Martina also had stepped out
of his lane. That protest resulted in Mar-
tina's disqualification.
The DQs moved Crawford who had
crossed the line fourth up to silver and
the USA's Walter Dix (19.98), who also
finished third in the 100, to bronze.
"It feels like a charity case," Crawford
> Kobe Bryant scored 25 points in his
best game in Beijing as the U.S. men's
basketball team advanced to the semi-
finals by beating Australia 116-85
Wednesday night.
> The U.S. men's volleyball team ral-
lied for a dramatic 3-2 victory (20-25,
25-23, 21-25, 25-18, 15-12) against Ser-
bia, earning a spot in Friday's semifinals.
The U.S. team (6-0) had opened play
while dealing with tragedy. Coach Hugh
McCutcheon's father-in-law was killed
and his mother-in-law seriously injured
in an attack at a tourist attraction the day
after the opening ceremony.

yv Rolel t I lnashlro, USA TODAY
Rim-rattler: Chris Bosh dunks over Australia's Chris Anstey in the USA's 116-85
quarterfinal basketball victory. The USA meets Argentina in Friday's semifinals.

At olympics.usatoday.com Medals table

For Chinese Olympic fans who
can't get into sold-out events, the
Web has become a key source for
information. Find out which site
in particular is inundated with
traffic in today's Journey Across
China installment.
> Equestrian rider Beezie
Madden has gold. Volleyball stars
Kerri Walsh and Todd Rogers are
playing for gold. Fencer Tim Morehouse has silver.
See how they feel about their accomplishments in
their own words, via their blogs for USA TODAY
> When you awaken today, check out our Going
for Gold blog to see how the USA is doing as it pur-
sues goJd in women's water polo and softball

Through Wednesday's 11 medal events (216 total events)
Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
USA 26 27 28 81
China 45 14 20 79
Russia 13 14 18 45
Britain 16 10 11 37
Australia 11 12 13 36
France 4 12 14 30
Germany 11 8 9 28
South Korea 8 10 6 24

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Quarterfinal win: Team USA beat Japan 4-2 in 11.

USA moves into final four

The USA meets Cuba and South Korea
takes on Japan in the baseball semifi-
nals. Story at olympics.usatoday.com

Iv ... f ... .I o1 1 ^Y
Wrap up: Cat Osterman got
the win in relief.

takes USA
to final
Crystl Bustos'
ord 13th
home run
gave the USA
a win against
Japan and a
spot in the
softball final,


Check out expanded
photo galleries from
BMX and beach vol-
leyball at olympics


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As the Americans
play Brazil in the
final, see a graphic
that shows how their
offensive strategy has
evolved since 2003,
at olympics

China has the most
golds, but the USA has
the most overall medals.
Keep up with the
standings through the .
final days of the Olym-
pics at medalstandings


By Steve Wiebergof

Pentathlete becomes

Olympic triple threat

By Canwanc n Cht.Gey Inages
Tea party: Scammers can prey
on the kindness of strangers.

Don't buy this one
for all the tea ...
BEIJING Every city has its
signature scam. Three-card
monte in New York. Fake mon-
ey changers in Paris. Lost lot-
tery cards in Rio.
In Beijing, it's the Teahouse
A young woman, or two
young women, approaches a
visitor and ask for help practic-
ing her English. After a short
chat, she suggests going for tea.
Seemingly at random, she
picks a local teahouse and asks
her new English-speaking ac-
quaintance to choose a tea.
They chat and sip. But when
the bill comes, it turns out the
visitor has chosen an outra-
geously expensive variety
costing more than $100.
Donna Renae, an instructor
at Beijing's National Academy
of Chinese Theatre Arts, was
taken despite years of world
travel. The pair she encoun-
tered didn't suggest a teahouse
but rather a hole-in-the-wall
restaurant. Renae was careful
to check the prices "but when
they suggested tea I just said,
'Sure,' because all Chinese
meals come with tea."
The tea list didn't have
prices on it, and when the bill
came it was fbr 1,000 yuan -
$145. The ing women ex-
pressed surprise but agreed to
go Dutch. So Renae ended up
paying $43 for a meal worth
$10. "I had all my antennae up,
but I still got taken," she says.
A Google search turns up
dozens of similar incidents.
The women are .so nice and
well-spoken that many victims
don't realize they've been
scammed until they later de-
scribe the encounter to friends
or do some Internet research.
One online suggestion: get
ice cream instead.
By Elizabeth Weise

'Cheesy' T-shirt
inspires swimmer
If all Mark Warkentin got
was the T-shirt, that just might
be enough.
roday (Wednesday night
ET), he was to be the only U.S.
man competing in the new
Olympic event of 10-kilome-
ter, open-water swimming. He
was swimming for a medal, of
course, but already has the re-
ward he really wanted. "It's so
cheesy," says Warkentin, 28,
"but for me it's not the medal
and it's not the glory. It really is
just the stupid T-shirt."
It was the reason he kept
training after never finishing
higher than eighth in three U.S.
Olympic swimming trials, the
first in 1996. It was his motiva-
tion for switching to swim-
ming's most grueling races, the
open-water distance events,
two years ago.
"I missed having that excite-
ment of getting USA Swim-
ming gear," he says. "They give
you T-shirts, and they give you
sweatsuits. You get a cap that
has your name on it."
Warkentin was on two U.S.
World University Games
teams. He kept half the gear he
received in mint condition. It's
in a special closet at his home
in Santa Barbara, Calif. Some of
his Beijing gear will go there.
He swam in college at
Southern California with
Olympians, including Lenny
Krayzelburg, Erik Vendt and
Klete Keller. "It was a very
humbling experience. Every-
body else had Olympic stories.
I would be the one guy who
would be kind of sitting there
listening in but not being able
to participate because 1 didn't
have any Olympic stories."
He does now. And he has the
T-shirts to prove it.

By Vicki Michaelis

By Robcet Deutsch. USA TODAY
Quick study: U.S. pentathlete Sheila Taormina had never held a gun before 2005.

American tries to
win gold for Russia

Becky Hammon understands if you
think she's Benedict Arnold in short
pants. Here she is playing for Russia
against the USA in today's Olympic
women's basketball semifinals and
she's from South Dakota, not Saint
Petersburg, Russia.
"I understood when I was making
the decision," she says, "that it was
going to cause some emotion in
It did in U.S. center Lisa Leslie, who
says, "We can't let one American take
away all of our American dreams."
Hammon, 31, a four-time WNBA
All-Star selection now with the San
Antonio Silver Spurs, says she plays
for God, not the name on her jersey.
The way she figures it, the Cold War
was a long time ago.
"You can only hold a grudge for so
long," she says. "I was in the womb
when all that was going on."
The 5-6 guard decided to play for
Russia when it became clear she
would not make the U.S. team. She
plays in Moscow during the WNBA
offseason, and Russia granted her
citizenship this year. Such arrange-
ments are common in international
Hammon, who starred collegiately
at Colorado State, leads the Russians
with 13.2 points a game. She was a
spark off the bench in their first five
games and started for the first time in
Tuesday's quarterfinals.
"She's Becky being Becky," Leslie
says. "She likes the pick and roll. She
likes to shoot the three. She can pen-
etrate and score, throw up some little
fancy things and they go in. And she
can also pass. ... So she makes them
better, and it's unfortunate she's on
that team."

By Erik Brady

Trending ...


BEIJING Sheila Taormina will make
history Friday in the modern pentathlon,
and then she will say her goodbyes.
A swimmer in the 1996 Olympics and a
triathlete in 2000 and 2004, Taormina will
become the first woman to compete in
three different sports in the Olympics.
There won't be a fourth.
"This was wrong to do even this time
around," the 39-year-old from Livonia,
Mich., says.
She's tired of the travel, the time de-
mands of training, the sacrifices she's
"I do have two cats, but I can't even get
a dog yet because I'm just not around
enough," she says.
Taormina won a gold medal in the 1996
Games in the 4x200-meter freestyle re-
lay. She competed in her first triathlon in
1998 and finished sixth in the Olympics
two years later. She was 23rd in the 2004
Olympic triathlon. That year, U.S. pentath-
lete Eli Bremer suggested she try to be-
come the first woman to qualify in three
Olympic sports.
Taormina initially tried cross-country
skiing. But she found herself training

Ly :Z .a Shaw. Getty Imnages
Agree to disagree: American Becky Hammon says she didn't sign with Rus-
sia to make a political statement. She just wants to win an Olympic medal.

Gym star wouldn't mind
dancing with some stars

Jamaican speed. It's not just Bolt.
Melaine Walker takes gold Wednesday
in the women's 400-meter hurdles, and
her teammates go 1-2 in the 200-meter
semifinals. Count 'em: four golds and
three thus far on the track.
Softball's Dream Team. As with Mi-
chael Phelps, the greatness of the U.S.
juggernaut lies not just in domination
but in finding a way to win close ones.
Scoreless through eight innings against
one of the world's best pitchers, the
Americans scratch out one run against
Japan, then three more on a Crystl Bus-
tos dinger to win No. 22 in a row.
China's star power. Hurdler Liu
Xiang is down and out. Gymnast Yang
Wei has called it a Games. Yao Ming was
bounced by Lithuania. The Chinese
aren't going to stop piling up golds, but
their Olympic Qrating now plummets.
Brazilian futbol. The women are
playing for gold. But the men, five-time
winners of soccer's World Cup, still are
goldless in the Olympics after a dismal
semifinal loss to Argentina. Vultures are
circling over their coach, Dunga.

There've been `
lots of encouraging :.
words for gymnast
Shawn Johnson,
who came away -
from the 2008 "
Summer Games
with four medals,
including a final-day
gold on the balance
Among the well-
wishers: 400-meter
bronze medalist
Sanya Richards, fig-
ure skater Michelle
Kwan and speed-
skater Apollo Anton
Johnson, 16,
would like to follow
in Ohno's shoes, her M
agent, Sheryl Shade, revealed
Wednesday not his skates but his
dancing shoes as a celebrity performer
on ABC's Dancing With the Stars.
"She wants that more than any-
thing," Shade said.

ll ,l 1 P",ItSA IDAY
She wants
to be like
Apollo An-
ton Ohno.

alone for long stretches in Michigan's Up-
per Peninsula and decided she wasn't
having fun.
In February 2005, she began training
for the pentathlon.
Instead of one new Olympic sport, she
had to learn three.
Pentathlon combines swimming and
running, at which Taormina already was
proficient, with fencing, shooting and
equestrian. She had never held an epee
or a gun or ridden a horse.
She won her first competition, the Pan
American Championships in October
2005. She was third in her first World
Cup event in March 2006. She was sec-
ond at a World Cup event in Cairo last
year and enters the Beijing Olympic com-
petition ranked 23rd in the world.
"There are some people raising the
bar, (saying), 'Well, how are you going to
do at the Olympics? Are you going to
win?' I say, 'You know, I could. I don't
know.' But the message is, I wasn't afraid
to give this a go," Taormina says.
> Taormina's teammate Bremer is blog-
ging at olympics.usatoday.com

By Kirsty Wiggleswort h, AP
Back in saddle: Rami Zur returned to kayaking
five months after surgery to fix a broken neck.

Getting to know ...

Rami Zur
Age: 31
Representing' USA
Sport: Canoe/kayak
Events: Today's 500-meter kayak singles
Particulars: Zur came up short in the 1,000-
meter singles semifinals, finishing seventh in an
event in which only the top three in each semi-
final move on. Though stronger in the 500 Zur
was fifth in the 2007 world championships he
is not a medal favorite.
But just getting to Beijing was an accom-
Zur, born in Berkeley, Calif., and shortly after-
ward given up for adoption in Israel, grew up
near the Sea of Galilee and paddled for Israel in
the 2000 Olympics. He moved to California when
Israel slashed funding of his sport, competed for
the USA in the 2004 Summer Games and fin-
ished 13th and 11th in his two sprint events.
Days after his final race in Athens, Zur went for
a swim. Jumping into the shallow end of the pool,
he suffered an injury eventually diagnosed as a
broken bone in his upper spine in essence a
broken neck.
It threatened to render him paralyzed. Zur had
delicate surgery and, within five months, was
back in a kayak.
His favorite quote, posted on his website:
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."

Must-see TV

Today's marquee events:
In lieu of Liu: Minus injured Chinese icon Liu
Xiang and the USA's Terrence Trammell,
where does Cuban world recordholder Dayron
Robles find a challenge in the men's 110-
meter hurdles? Maybe from American David
Oliver. U.S. prospects are brighter in the men's
400 meters, where LaShawn Merritt and
world champion Jeremy Wariner qualified 1-2,
and the decathlon, which starts with 2004 sil-
ver medalist Bryan Clay as the man to beat.
(All NBC, 8 p.m. to midnight ET).
Gold shopping spree: Three U.S. women's
teams have gold medal games: softball vs. Ja-
pan; water polo vs. the Netherlands (both
NBC, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET); and soccer vs. Bra-
zil (USA, 2 a.m. to noon ET). They are, in order,
prohibitive favorites, more modest favorites
and underdogs. For softball, it's a final bow be-
fore being dropped from the Olympics.
More bling on the beach: American world
champions Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser
on one side of the net. A Brazilian team on the
other. Sand, (hopefully) sun and a gold medal
on the line. The Beijing Games bid a fond fare-
well to beach volleyball. (NBC, 8 p.m. to mid-
night ET).

> For news on events, check Going for Gold blog
and instant results at olympics.usatoday.com

By Marlen Garcia


Beijing Games

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For the record: Usain Bolt cruises to victory in the 200-meter run, shaving two-hundredths of a second off the world record."I told myself I was going to leave everything on the track, and I did just that," Bolt said.

Bolt thunders to double gold, records

Jamaican makes it birthday

to celebrate by following

100 win with 200 victory

By Dick Patrick

Track & field

Doubling up
Usain Bolt becorr
100 and 200 met
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2008 Usain Bolt
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1972 Valeriy Bo
1956 Bobby Mo
1936 Jesse Owe
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BEIJING This time he was running for more than a
win. Usain Bolt wanted a 200-meter world record.
He finally ran through the finish line at the Olympics.
No celebratory gestures or easing at the finish, despite a
lead that made it seem that he could have won while
wearing a sweatsuit and a backpack.
The Jamaican, who set a 100 world record Saturday,
even leaned slightly at the finish of the 200 Wednesday
and looked at the automatic timer. The news was good
and then got better. The 19.31 was changed to 19.30. By
that time, Bolt was flat on his back, amazed by himself on
the eve of his 22nd birthday. The time was a world record,
breaking the 19.32 set by the USA's Michael Johnson in
the 1996 Olympics.
"I blew my mind and blew the world's mind," he said.
As he did after the 100, Bolt again danced on his victory
lap. The public address system played Happy Birthday to
You. He received a call from Jamaica's prime minister.
"I'm just real proud,"
Bolt said.
p isn't easy He wanted no compari-
sons with other sprint
ies the ninth man to win the greats or swimmer Mi-
ters in the same Olympic chael Phelps, who compet-
untry 100 200 ed across the street in the
Jamaica 9.69 19.30 Water Cube.
, Jamaica 9.69 19.30 "He's a great athlete to*
, USA 9.99 19.80 win eight gold medals,"
rzov, Soviet U. 10.14 20.00 Bolt said. "That's just great.
Drrow, USA 10.5 20.7 I'm on the track, he's in the
ens, USA 10.3 20.7 water, so you really can't
in, USA 10.3 21.2 compare."
The last man to simulta-
liams, Canada 10.8 21.8 neously hold the 100 and
ig, USA 10.8 21.7 200 records was Jamaica's
hn, USA 11.0 21.6 Don Quarrie, an idol of
I Press Bolt's, in 1976. "He ran the
smoothest turn ever," Bolt
has said of Quarrie's 200.
When the splits of Bolt's race are released, he'll prob-
ably have run the fastest turn ever. In the Atlanta Games,
Johnson went 10.12 and 9.20 on his 100s. In Lane 5, Bolt
blasted the start, 'making up the stagger on two runners,
Brian Dzingai of Zimbabwe and Churandy Martina of
Nethe'rlands Antilles.
Unlike his seven races in the previous five days, he ran
with discipline from start to finish. When he started his
victory lap after the 100 on Saturday, he was unaware he
had lowered his world record from 9.72 to 9.69, even
though he deliberately slowed down.
"I saw that I could get the world record in 200 meters,"
he said. "I told myself I was going to leave everything on
the track, and I did just that."
Besides breaking records, Bolt is breaking the mold for
sprinters. Until this year his first to compete seriously in
the 100 he was a 200 specialist. He's been known in-
ternationally since he was 15 and the youngest world
junior champ in history, in the 200. He still holds the
world junior record in the 200 (19.93).
"He has been a freak in a positive way as far back as
people can remember," said Renaldo Nehemiah, an agent
and former recordholder in the 110 hurdles. "It's beauti-
ful to see. He's got a 9-foot stride, cat-quick feet and the
turnover of much smaller guys. You can't match that."
What do you do for an encore when you've become the
first double Olympic champion to set 100 and 200 world
records? Johnson, who said five hours before Bolt's race
that he thought his 200 record was safe for the night but

Moving up: Shawn Crawford, left, with U.S. teammate Wallace Spearmon, took silver after two were disqualified, including Spearmon.
not for long, suggested Bolt take up the 400 and attempt
to challenge his world record of 43.18. History's fastest
"I think he'd be a world-class 400 runner," said John-
son, now an agent and coach. "Whether he'd run under History's fastest legal times in the 100 meters, including
the record is questionable. The longer the distance, other the wind reading in meters per second:
elements start to come in 'like endurance and strength. I 9.69 (0.0): Usain Bolt, Jamaica (Aug. 16,2008)
would notdoubt that he could run 43 seconds." 9.72 (+1.7): Bolt (May 31, 2008)
At 6-5, 190 pounds, Bolt has the ideal body but not the 9.74 (+1.7): Asafa Powell, Jamaica (Sept. 9,2007)
ideal attitude for the 400. He doesn't embrace the harder 9.76 (+1.8): Bolt (May 3,2008)
training. "I think a lot of people, even you (news media) 9.77 (+1.6): Powell (June 14, 2005)
guys, will be hoping I go to the 400," Bolt said. "Personal- 9.77 (+1.0): Powell (Aug. 18,2006)
ly, I will tell you, don't hold your breath. I don't think I'll 9.77 (+1.6): Tyson Gay, USA (June 28,2008)
be going up to the 400 meters anytime soon."
Here's what Bolt, whose mom is here and whose dad is History's fastest legal times in the 200 meters:
to arrive today, wanted early this morning, just after 19.30 (-0.9): Bolt (Aug. 20,2008)
turning 22: "I just want to chill out. I just want to sleep. I 19.32 (+0.4): Michael Johnson, USA (Aug. 1, 1996)
wish I was in sandals right now, just taking a weekend off 19.62 (-0.3): Gay (June 24,2007)
and then go to a club or something." 19.63 (+0.4): Xavier Carter, USA (July 11,1996)
There won't be much rest for the weary and swift. Bolt 19.65 (0.0): Wallace Spearmon, USA (Sept. 28, 2006)
is scheduled to be part of Jamaica's 4x 100 relay with the 19.6 (+1.7): Johnson lt(July 13, 21996008)
semifinals today and the final Friday. "I know the guys are 19.68 (+0.4): Frank Fredericks, Namibia (Aug. 1, 1996)
also looking forward to it," he said. "So I'm just really try- 19.68 (-0.1): Gay (Sept. 10,2006)
ing to refocus again to get one more gold medal." 19.69 (+0.9): Walter Dix, USA (May 26,2007)
Contributing: Andy Gardiner

Striking twice sends Bolt into fast company of legends

He joins Phelps among
biggest stories of Games

BEIJING For the Phelps-less second week of the
Summer Olympics, there could be no better anti-
dote than Jamaica's Usain Bolt.
On the eve of his 22nd birthday, Bolt
broke a 12-year-old world record that *
looked to be untouchable, then cele-
brated as has become his custom, post-
race this time falling to the ground, ly-
ing spread-eagle, eyes wide, then
embarking on a joyous, flag-draped vic-
tory lap.
Track and field has an instant legend.
The man they call the "Lightning Bolt"
has now won the men's 100- and 200- Commen
meter dashes at these Games, both in By Christi
world-record times, the first man to ever
do such a thing. He ran 9.69 seconds in the 100 on
Saturday, then 19.30 in the 200 Wednesday night.
With each loping stride, he equaled or surpassed
the achievements of the greatest legends of his
sport Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis and Michael John-


son among them. It sounds surreal to say this, but
after what has happened across five evenings in
China, the name Usain Bolt now belongs with those
of the greatest sprinters in the history of the Olym-
pic Games.
Perhaps even more significantly, Bolt just pulled
alongside Michael Phelps at these Olympics,
matching achievement for achieve-
ment. While Bolt obviously has six
fewer gold medals than Phelps, he has
triumphed in two of the most beloved
events of the Games.
"I never expected this," he said. "1
knew the track was a fast track, but I
didn't think this was possible."
It's how he has won those two races
that will not be easily forgotten.
After celebrating for the last 25 me-
ary ters in winning the 100 Saturday night,
le Brennan Bolt was all business every step of the
way in the 200. And what huge steps
they were; rarely have we seen a sprinter so rangy,
at 6-5, 3 inches taller than Lewis.
Bolt blew out of the blocks and was in total con-
trol of the race in the curve, even before 'reaching
the straightaway he owned in the 100 the other

day. His lead was overwhelming, his victory never
in doubt. There was no question what Bolt would
do against the field. All that remained was who
would win the race to Johnson's world record of
19.32 seconds, set at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics:
Bolt, or the clock.
Bolt leaned into the finish. He looked to his left, to
the clock beside the track. And then he did what he
does best, even better than running, if that's pos-
sible: He rejoiced. The numbers he saw were mag-
ic: 19.30. He threw his arms into the air, then
dropped to the track.
"Everything just came together tonight, and I just
blew my mind and blew the world's mind," he said.
Two races. Two stunning world records. The be-
leaguered sport of track and field hasn't had this
much fun in years. What begins with Bolt posing as
Zeus, about to hurl a lightning bolt into the heavens,
ends with the fastest time a man has ever run, fol-
lowed by childlike delight.
Track and field needs him, desperately. The
sport has been on a downward spiral in credibility
and interest cause and effect, no doubt since
Ben Johnson was stripped of his gold medal and
thrown out of the 1988 Seoul Olympics for a posi-
tive drug test.

What Johnson started, Marion Jones finished
when she lied for years about her use of perfor-
mance-enhancing drugs. When a star of her magni-
tude deceives the public for most of the 21st centu-
ry to date before being forced to come clean, and
then ends up in jail, it's devastating for a sport. And
it should be: If you can't trust a footrace at the
Olympics, what can you trust?
Enter Usain Bolt, who'd better not fail his drug
tests, or the sport might just crumble from the
shock and embarrassment. He won the 100 by a lot
- two-tenths of a second and it would have been
more had he not hot-dogged to the finish line.
In the 200, he won by more than half a second, a
huge margin in a race usually decided by hun-
dredths of a second.
"I just told myself to leave everything on the
track," he said.
The Bird's Nest, Bolt's playground, is across a
wide pedestrian street from the Water Cube, where
Phelps swam all last week. Who could have imag-
ined that when Phelps stepped out of the pool, the
show would just move next door?
>- Find out the latest from Beijing with Christine
Brennan on her blog at brennan.usatoday.com


Beijing Games

Tosta couldn't get past last hurdle, Walker

Silver a nice consolation for athlete
who just missed medaling in Athens

By Robelt [D-IschI. LISA 10I(IAY
Second chance: UCLA grad Sheena Tosta says she had confidence in
her ability to finish strong, but she fell 1.06 seconds shy of gold.

By Dick Patrick
and Andy Gardiner
BEIJING When Sheena Tosta
was leading off the seventh hur-
dle in Wednesday's 400 hurdles,
she thought she might be in store
for a gold medal.'
"My goal was to go at seven,"
said Tosta, who had surrendered
the lead by the ninth of the 10
barriers. "I went with Melaine
(Walker of Jamaica), and she was
just stronger than me today. I ran
through the line expecting to win
the whole way through and just
got second today."
Walker finished in an Olympic
record 52.64 seconds followed by
Tosta (53.70) and Tasha Danvers
of Britain (53.84).
"I know I have a very strong
finish," Tosta said. "If I come out

ahead of someone, I'm pretty
sure they're not going to catch
me. To try to catch Melaine today,
she was really strong."
Tosta felt better about placing
second Wednesday than getting
fourth in Athens. "That was my
first Olympics, and I just missed a
medal," she said. "It was prob-
ably the worst feeling I could
have gotten, getting fourth. To
wait four years for it and have it
happen today is unbelievable."
Women's 200: The USA has a
chance to answer Jamaica's
sweep in the 100 after advancing
two-time world champion Ally-
son Felix, Muna Lee and Marshe-
vet Hooker to today's final. Felix
(22.33) and Hooker (22.50) went
1-2 in their semifinal heat. Lee
was faster, in 22.29, while fin-
ishing third in hers.

Jamaica also ad-
vanced three runners to
set up another show-
down. Defending cham-
pion Veronica Camp-
bell-Brown has this
season's two fastest
times and is joined by Trai
Sherone Simpson and fi
Kerron Stewart, the 100
silver and bronze medalists.
Felix is looking forward to the
challenge. "They are always very
strong, and (this week) they've
been amazing," she said. "They
are putting a lot of fun into it."
Moving on: U.S. Olympic trials
champion Nick Symmonds was
the only American to survive the
opening round of qualifying in
the men's 800 meters. Andrew
Wheating and Christian Smith
were eliminated. Symmonds
won his heat in a time of 1:46.01.
> In the 5,000, Americans
Matt Tegenkamp and Bernard La-
gat won two of the three heats

urday's final. Lagat,
world champion at
5,000 and 1,500,
crashed out of the 1,500
semis earlier this week.
ck & "I felt really good. l had a
k& few problems with my
elW left Achilles," Lagat said
after his 5,000 heat.
"That is why I lost a few weeks of
training. Now I'm good."
Just setting in: The USA's
Dawn Harper won the gold med-
al in the 100 hurdles on Tuesday
night, but the totality of the mo-
ment didn't set in until nearly a
day later. At a news conference
Wednesday, a reporter asked
how Harper feels being intro-
duced, from here on in, as an
Olympic gold medalist. Harper
paused, choked up and then halt-
ingly admitted it was only now
setting in. "It's amazing," she said
of the feeling. "It's jaw-dropping.
... You worked so hard."

Argentina next for Redeemers

Rout of Australia

sends USA to semis

with shot at champ

from 2004 Games
By Erik Brady
BEIJ1NG Manu Ginobili stood, dripping with
sweat, a few feet from the court where Argentina
had beaten Greece moments before. He was given
no time to celebrate.
Reporters, and the world, wanted to know what
he thought about his team's next opponent.
The 80-78 victory, not secure
until a Greece three-pointer
missed in the final seconds
Wednesday, sets up a semifinal
for the Argentines against the U.S.
men's basketball team, better \
known these days as the "Re-
deem Team."
What the Americans are here Basketball
to redeem is 2004, when the USA
won bronze in the Athens Games. That's where Ar-
gentina won gold.
"We are a different team from four years ago," Gi-
nobili said. "They were a different team four years
ago. They are playing better, with more aggressive-
ness, with more respect to the rest of the world.
"They have a kind of talent and athletic ability
that has no comparison. So it's going to be really
tough, but we've got to play, so we've got to do
it right."
The USA reached Friday's semifinals by wallop-
ing Australia 116-85. The game was close for al-
most a half. Then the Redeemers turned it on and
blew past yet another opponent.
"Sooner or later," Chris Paul said, "we impose our
will. I don't know if you can -keep up with us for
40 minutes."
No team in the Olympic tournament has been
able to do that: The Americans came into the game
outscoring opponents 103-70.8, a margin of 32.2
points. Then they beat Australia by 31.
"It's go time," Kobe Bryant said. "The money is
on the line."
Bryant exploded for 25 points. Nine came during
a 14-0 run that started the second half.
"Kobe helped give us that separation," U.S. coach
Mike Krzyzewski said.
Bryant took questions at a news conference just
as Argentina-Greece was getting underway. Ath-
letes will rarely say which team they want to play in
such circumstances.
Bryant answered anyway.
"We want to play the best, the defending
champs," he said. "You want to play the guys who
won it last time. There is a sense of pride that
comes from beating the champs."
Clearly, redemption is on Bryant's mind. LeBron
James, who had 16 points and nine rebounds, said
it isn't on his.
"We don't think about that," James said. "Every
day we go out on the court, it's a new day. So '04
never really comes up." "
The USA led Australia by one point after the first
quarter. It looked as if it would be nine at the half.
Then Deron Williams sped up the court and
knocked down a tough three-pointer at the buzzer.
"Deron's shot gave us a big lift," James said.
Bryant nailed a three of his own seconds into the
second half. Then Carmelo Anthony rained another.
And that nine-point lead was 18.
Before the run was over, the USA led 69-43, and
another rout was on.
"We know our strength is our depth," Bryant
said. "We try to wear them down."
"We got to have teams play our style," Tayshaun
Prince said. "Once we opened the game up, we
started to play our basketball."
One question mark about U.S. international
teams in recent years has been outside shooting.
Bryant put that to rest for a night.
"He had it going," Anthony said. "Anytime any
one of us, whoever, gets it going, we're going to
find him. But a guy like that who can just score at
will, one of the best scorers in the world, if he gets it
going, keep going to him. And that's what we did
And now comes Argentina, the team Bryant
wants. The feeling does not seem mutual.
"It's very difficult," Argentine guard Pablo Prigio-
ni said. "They are on another level."
Aussie guard C.J. Bruton said the same thing an-
other way. He suggested this group might go down
as Dream Team Revisited.
"We came up against one of those teams," Bru-
ton said, "that will probably go down in history as
one of those teams like Dream Team I."

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Greatest of ease: The USA's Carmelo Anthony glides to the basket in Wednesday's 116-85 Olympic
quarterfinal win against Australia. The Americans are 6-0, with an average victory margin of 32 points.
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.five Ameri-
cans in double
figures, with
10 points.

China loses

biggest star

by exit rout

Lithuanians wear down
7-6 Yao as hosts bow out
By Tom Weir
BEIJING Looking gassed and not at all like the
biggest individual star of the nation that has ruled
the gold medal count, Yao Ming's Olympics skidded
to a one-sided end Wednesday.
At no time during his departure contest did Yao
dominate. But that was because of Lithuania throw-
ing double- and triple-
Tracking teams at him and also
Team China because nowhere in his
TeamChina nation of 1.3 billion peo-
ple has an NBA-caliber
point guard emerged
who can consistently get
him the ball.
"I think that we have
finished our journey for
the Olympics this time,"
the 7-6 Yao said after the
94-68 blowout in the
spi quarterfinal round. "I am
glad, but at the same
time I feel very regret-
/ w table for the result. This
game exerted great
pressure on us."
China exited in the
By Robert Hanashiro. USATODAY same round in 2004, and
Grateful: Yao Ming says at times it seemed Yao's
so long after his exit. frustration showed over
being stuck in place
while so many other Chinese athletes were excel-
ling at other venues. Yao downplayed having angst,
saying observers were overreacting to the facial ex-
pressions he made while "doing my job."
For host nation China, the irony is that it has
amassed a virtually unbeatable total of golds de-
spite getting zero medal production from the two
male athletes who received the most attention dur-
ing the Olympic buildup.
Besides Yao, defending 110-meter hurdle gold
medalist Liu Xiang was unable to defend his title in
track and field because of an injury.
At a postgame news conference, 27-year-old Yao
spoke only in Chinese, except for, when he was
asked whether he would return for the 2012 Lon-
don Olympics.
"Am I that old?" asked Yao, smiling and evoking
There was no similar light moment on the court,
where most of the second-half cheering came from
a cluster of perhaps 300 Lithuanian fans. The pri-
mary noise from Chinese fans who have been no-
tably respectful of opponents at most venues was
to boo Lithuanian possessions from the outset.
But when Yao went to the bench for the final
time, with 4:17 left and China down by 23, the al-
most entirely Chinese crowd didn't realize it had
seen the last of him on court at this Olympics, and
there was no ovation.
"The Olympics is not only about the games," Yao
said, citing the importance of such things as the im-
pression his nation made at the opening ceremony.
Lithuania pursued the obvious strategy of lim-
iting Yao's touches, as he finished with 19 points, 11
of which came at the free throw line. Forced to take
poor shots, China was 4-for-21 on three-puinters.
"We tried to take away their three-point shots
and put on the pressure, so the ball wouldn't go in
to Yao easily," Rimantas Kaukenas said.
A difficult stretch early in the second quarter
typified Yao's tough night.
With a chance to put China ahead, he made only
one of three free throw chances after being fouled
on a three-point shot. Seconds later, Robertas Jav-
tokas blew past him in the lane for an easy jam.
Then Yao lost control when he went up for a
2-foot shot and the ball sailed over the backboard.
Finally, when he hit a short jumper to get China
within 25-24, he fell, giving Lithuania a man ad-
vantage on an easy breakaway basket.
Javtokas, who spent much of the game leaning
on Yao and shoving him effectively, said wearing
down China's big man was the cornerstone of his
team's strategy.
"Push him," Javtokas said. "Don't give him even
one easy step. For 40 minutes, he can't play like
that. I think he got tired."
That fatigue also mounted because of he foot in-
jury that ended Yao's NBA season in February.
"My feet are fine," said Yao, giving China's fans
their only good news of the night. "I played all my
Including his last one.


Beijing Games

ByJerly Lal, US Presswire
Smart guy: Despite previously being part of a successful tandem, Todd Rogers, left, saw something in Phil Dalhausser that resulted in the two
teaming up in 2006. With a win vs. Brazil's Marcio Araujo and Fabio Magalhaes, the USA duo will capture a gold medal.

'Professor' + 'Beast'

= Gold?

Wilder shoulders

final U.S. hopes

Bronze guaranteed, but gold is goal

By Seth Livingstone
BEIJING Heavyweight boxer
Deontay Wilder came to the
Olympics as the new kid on the
block, virtually an afterthought
on the list of U.S. medal
Now he's the last
man standing from the
U.S. stable.
With less than three
years boxing experi-
ence under his belt, Box
Wilder will seek to ad-
vance to a gold medal bout when
he fights Clemente Russo of Italy
in Friday's semifinal.
"I know my next competition
is going to be a little tougher, so
I'm going to have to get back on
focus," he said after surviving a
total-punch tiebreaker against
Moroccan Mohammed Arjaoui in
Sunday's quarterfinals.
"My coach always told me,
'You celebrate for five or 10 min-
utes, then it's back to training for
the next opponent.'"
Although he's already guaran-
teed one of the two bronze med-
als that will be awarded, Wilder,
22, from Tuscaloosa, Ala., says he
feels the burden to do more.
"I don't want the world to re-
member (this) U.S. team as being
failures," he says. "People don't
know how hard .we've been
training for a whole year. They
only can see what we did here (in
Beijing). All of us have been
working tremendously hard."
Even with his success, Wilder
has had difficulty digesting some
of the losses his teammates have
suffered, especially when contro-
versial scoring has come into play.
"You can see for yourself, the
judges are not on our side," Wild-
er says. "It's over and over again,

you can see it. I hate to put it that
way, but it's the truth."
Wilder knows he's walking in
the footsteps of former U.S.
champions such as George Fore-
man, Joe Frazier, Leon Spinks and
Cassius Clay the last two of
whom won Olympic
- gold as light heavy-
"For me to be med-
aling ... I'm speech-
less," he says. "(But) I
see all those great
Sing names being gold med-
al winners, and I feel
like my name will be the next
one up there.
"There's still a possibility."
By happenstance, Wilder's rel-
ative inexperience (he grew up
playing basketball and football)
might have proved beneficial.
Campbell says Wilder had few-
er bad habits to lose in terms of
adjusting to international style.
He says Wilder's adviser, Jay
Deas, was more willing to "let us
coach the kid" than other boxers'
personal coaches.
"The (U.S. Olympic training)
program has been pretty good on
my behalf," Wilder says. "I can
only speak for myself.
"I'm new in this sport. I just go
with the program. Whatever de-
cision they made, I went with it.
I'm not a guy that complains."
While Wilder is fighting for the
USA, part of his focus is also on
the battle his 2-year-old daugh-
ter, Naieya, who suffers from spi-
na bifida, fights daily.
Wilder salutes her by holding
up two fingers in the ring. He's al-,
ready promised her a visit to
Chuck E. Cheese's when he re-
turns home.
With a bronze medal already
in hand, it's up to Wilder to add
the toppings.

USA's Rogers,

Dalhausser need

one more victory

By David Leon Moore
BEIJING In another time, seemingly a
long time ago, the beach volleyball part-
nership of Todd Rogers and Sean Scott
seemed to be clicking.
It was late summer 2005, and Rogers, a
longtime defensive whiz, and Scott, a 6-5
blocker, won the last three tournaments of
the year on the AVP pro beach tour.
But with the 2008 Olympics in Beijing
starting to come into focus, Rogers could see
the future, and he could see it revolving
around a young blocker named Phil Dal-
hausser, who was a little raw on ball skills but
at 6-9 was probably already the most fear-
some net player on the AVP tour.
Rogers, a former assistant coach with the
UC-Santa Barbara men's indoor team, envi-
sioned Dalhausser, with some fine-tuning,

becoming the single biggest factor in the Wednesday against two Brazilian natives rep-
sport by the time the Beijing Games rolled resenting Georgia how tough they can be to
around. beat when they are on.
Well, they don't call Rogers "The DaJhausser repeatedly stuff-
Professor" for nothing. blocked the team from Georgia and
Before the 2006 season began, de- has been, despite a few lapses, the
spite the three-tournament winning most dominant player in the Olym-
streak at the end of 2005, Rogers pic tournament.
dumped Scott and picked up Dal- Chris "Geeter" McGee, the AVP
hausser. public address announcer who is
Now with the Olympic gold med- Beach working some of the Olympic
al to be awarded Friday at "Beijing vol1 ail matches, has coined a new nick-
Beach," it is Rogers and Dalhausser name for Dalhausser,
who are favored to defeat Brazilians On the AVP tour, the skinny (200
Marcio Araujo and Fabio Magalhaes to claim pounds) Dalhausser is known as "The Thin
the top prize in their sport. Rogers was right. Beast."
Dalhausser was the future of men's beach At the Olympics, he has become "The Beij-
volleyball. ing Beast."
Since recruiting Dalhausser as his partner, "No offense to Todd Rogers, but I think I
Rogers, 34, of Solvang, Calif., and Dalhausser, could have gone out there and played with
28, who lives in Ventura, Calif., have won 27 the Beijing Beast and done pretty well," AVP
of 43 AVP tournaments and five events on the chairman and Commissioner Leonard Arma-
FIVB international tour, including their last to said after Wednesday's semifinal.
three before the Olympics. Fortunately for U.S. volleyball, it's Rogers,
They were upset by a pair of Latvians in not Armato, who will play in the final.
their Olympic opener and needed a miracle "We've done what we set out to do," Rog-
comeback (down 6-0 in the third set) in a ers said. "Now we have one more match re-
round of 16 survival against a Swiss duo. maining to put the crowning achievement on
But they showed in a semifinal win our careers."

Last man standing: Deontay Wilder, left, says U.S. boxers have per-
formed much better than the results indicate.

For U.S. coach,

tragedy, triumph

are hand-in-hand

By David Leon Moore
BEIJING Immense pride and overwhelming sadness
are not normally partners.
But imagine the emotions of U.S. men's volleyball
coach Hugh McCutcheon, whose Olympics have been
so horrible, whose Olympics have been so wonderful.
There he was in the wee hours this morning in Capital
Gymnasium, one minute saying of his players, "These
guys have got composure and charac-
ter. The one thing we've learned this
S summer is that regardless of what
the score is, we're just going to keep
way to win."
The next minute, he was saying
of himself, "I'm not saying every day
Indoor is a wonderful day. But when I'm
VOfeIIb a here and I'm in the gym with the
guys, I'm doing fine. But the rest of it,
well, I'm OK."
Everything McCutcheon, 38, a New Zealand native
hired by U.S. Volleyball in 2005, has worked for the last
four years is happening before his very eyes and
NBC's eyes, and America's eyes.
His team has gone from a rather obscure Olympic en-
tity into one of the more heartwarming stories of the
Games with its gritty play in the face of adversity on and
off the court.
The 3-2 comeback victory against Serbia in a back-
and-forth quarterfinal that dragged on past midnight
Wednesday earned the Americans the right to play in
Friday's semifinals against Russia and gave them a
chance to win the first medal for a U.S. men's volleyball
team since 1992.
The veteran setter McCutcheon lured back to the
team two years ago, Lloy Ball, now a four-time Olym-
pian, called it "the biggest match of my Olympic career."
It should be all elation and pride for McCutcheon, and
there is that. But there is also the tragedy tat won't go
.1,. r

fS USA will face Japan again

By Andy Gardiner

By KoJIS.asahai.a, AP
Inspiring moment: U.S. coach Hugh McCutcheon says
when he's with his players, "I'm doing fine."
away, no matter how many dramatic Olympic victories.
McCutcheon's father-in-law, Todd Bachman, is dead,
the victim of a knife attack by a Chinese citizen at a tour-
ist attraction the day after the opening ceremony. His
mother-in-law was seriously injured in the attack,
which was witnessed by McCutcheon's wife, 2004 U.S.
indoor volleyball Olympian Elisabeth "Wiz" Bachman.
McCutcheon stayed at the hospital with his family
and missed the first three matches, all victories. Eventu-
ally, his mother-in-law and wife returned to the States.
McCutcheon returned to the bench.
If the American men, now 6-0, beat Russia on Friday,
they will play the winner of the Brazil-Italy match for
the gold Sunday.
The semifinal losers will play for the bronze.
The Americans won't just be playing for a medal.
They'll be playing for their coach.
After the Bachman tragedy, McCutcheon's players
said they would try to play a brand of volleyball that
would make the Bachmans, and all the grieving volley-
ball community, proud.
They also told their coach they were ready to play the
entire tournament without him, if that was what was
best for him.
McCutcheon eventually decided it was best for him to
return to the team.
Ball agreed.
"He's our fearless leader, our captain, our general,"
Ball said. "He's been there every battle we've had the
last four years, and now he's there to get our back again.
"It wouldn't be right to not have him here."

BEIJING Caitlin Lowe sin-
gled home Natasha Watley in
the ninth inning Wednesday
to break a scoreless tie and
Crystl Bustos followed a batter
later with her Olympic-record
13th career home run to
send the USA past Japan 4-1
and into the final, where the
Americans will play for their
fourth consecutive softball
gold medal.
To get that gold in today's fi-
nal, they will have to again
beat Japan, which got past
Australia 4-3 in 12 innings to
earn another shot at the USA.
coach Mike
will start
Cat Oster-
man against
Softball a Japanese
lineup that
often in-
cludes seven left-handed hit-
ters. She is 3-0 in these
Games, 5-0 with a 0.00 ERA in
her Olympic career and 4-1 in
her last five appearances
against Japan.
"We have a fresh Cat right
now and (Monica) Abbott
feeling good about herself,"
Candrea said. "So I think we're
in good shape right now."
It will be the last Olympic
game until at least 2016 the
sport has been eliminated
from the Games program for
2012, though softball's feder-
ation is lobbying to have it

UA 9

v nI1 Inel [ I'ow 1. I ODAV)
Breakthrough: Jessica Mendoza, left, greets Natasha Watley
after Watley scored to give the USA a 1-0 lead against Japan.

reinstated by 2016.
The U.S. team had dominat-
ed in these Games, but the
win against Japan on Wednes-
day wasn't easy.
In extra innings, each team
begins with the ninth batter
scheduled to hit on second
base. That was Watley, the
leadoff and fastest player.
Lowe followed with a single to
score the run. Jessica Mendo-
za walked, and Bustos sent a
long drive into the left-field
bleachers for her fifth homer
of these Games.
"It was a fastball, inside cor-
ner," Bustos said. "It was the
hardest ball I've hit in this
tournament. It felt like the one
in Athens," a tape-measure
blast into the parking lot in the
2004 gold medal game.
Pinch-hitter Sachiko Ito sin-
gled home a run to begin the
bottom of the ninth, and U.S.
left-hander Abbott was re-
lieved by Osterman. She re-
tired the final three batters.

"It was one of those games
where you knew whenever
the dam cracked, whoever got
the job done was going to win
the ballgame," Candrea said.
"I think that's what it comes
down to in these games -
timely hitting. Cait got the key
hit, and then Bustos kind of
put the dot on the I and gave
us a little bit of breathing
Bustos, the top hitter in the
Beijing Games with a .500 av-
erage, had not hit the ball out
of the infield in three at-bats
against hard-throwing Yukiko
Ueno. Bustos was looking for
Ueno to try to jam her, as the
pitcher had in the eighth, and
was waiting for the pitch.
"I knew she was coming at
me hard and was going to try
to beat me with her speed,"
Bustos said. "When you really
lay into a ball like that, you
don't even feel it hit the bat.
You just see it and feel every
emotion in your body."


Beijing Games


By Jack Gruber, USA TODAY
Flying start: Three-time world champion Kyle Bennett, second from left, cruised through his first two heats before crashing in the third. He suffered a separated left shoulder but might be back for the semifinals.

BMX debut a smashing success

USA advances

all four riders

to semifinals

By Sal Ruibal
BEIJING The action sport of BMX bicycle racing
made its Olympic debut Wednesday with lots of
thrills and spills.
The thrills came from the close-quarters racing
that had big people on little bikes elbow to elbow in
tight turns and big jumps. For
American fans, the biggest jolt
came from getting all four racers
into today's final rounds. The
possibility of matching the 2002
snowboard halfpipe super sweep
all three men's medals plus a
women's gold remains alive.
Mike Day has his own streak
going, winning all three heats in his group.
Using a special Olympic Edition GT BMX bike, the
6-3 Day powered the 20-inch machine to the hole
shot, holding back the baying pack of riders as he
zoomed around the course well out of harm's way.
Day has a reputation as a great BMX time trialist
but with sketchy race skills. His decision to own
the front of the race left him free to race away
from traffic.
"I felt super today," Day said. "I'm just trying to
keep that same focus (today)."
The men made it to Day 2 despite two spills, the
first from Donny Robinson in the first heat that put
him in sixth place, with only the top four from three
heats advancing. Robinson recovered to hold on to
place second and third in the next heats.
Kyle Bennett, a three-time world champion,
cruised through the first two heats but crashed
hard in the first turn of the third, separating his
left shoulder. Team doctors pushed the shoulder
back into place, and Bennett slowly pedaled around
the course to the finish line. Race officials declared
his run to be a DNF did not finish but he had
enough points from the previous heats to join
his teammates in today's semifinals. The USA is
the only nation to qualify three riders to a semi-
final round.
USA Cycling CEO Steve Johnson said Bennett was
receiving care from a team doctor and, while his
prognosis was good, a decision on his fitness to race
would not be made until this morning.
"He's getting the best possible care," Johnson
Jill Kitner did her part and kept her cool in the
heat, claiming seventh and moving on to the wom-
en's quarterfinals and perhaps beyond today.
"There are so many people in the stands," she
said. "I get jittery when they chant 'U-S-A, U-S-A.'
But what a great venue for people to see BMX for
the first time."
One thing that could keep the American men
from a sweep is their placement in the semifinals:
They're all in the same bracket.
Kitner has a slightly easier path to the finals be-
cause she's in a different bracket from top seed
Anne-Caroline Chausson of France. Chausson, like
Kitner, is a former mountain bike world champion.
"This is my last race, ever," Chausson said. "It's all
been my focus for the last three years. It was my
goal to come here and represent this new sport. It is

By Greg Peal son. USA TODAY

Rolling hills: Riders put their wheelie prowess to good use while covering the course at Beijing's Laoshan Bicycle Moto Cross Venue.

BvDI).lL-1J I Wl -,.[ MA IODAY
Coming out party: The USA's Kyle Bennett prepares for his BMX debut. The International Olympic Com-
mittee added the sport to the Summer Games program in 2003.
a fun discipline, like (2004 Olympic sport) snow- 0, Get a turn-by-turn report on the BMX track
board cross. Being a fast, spectacular sport, it suits from Day at everwonder.usatoday.com
young people's expectations."

By uDanii J. owei s. u./\ I So AY
Upon reflection: Coach Mike King has seen BMX
come full circle, from bikes in skate parks imitating
motorcycle racing all the way to the Olympics.





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pitched a two-hitter for his
first career shutout and
drove in two runs with .his
first double, leading the
Florida Marlins past the San
,,Francisco Giants 6-0 on
.Tuesday night, ,
Jorge Cantu nomered and
doubled for the Marlins,
who won their second in
three games. Jeremy Hermi-
da, Mike Jacobs and John
Baker, who had three hits
and reached base in all five
plate appearances, also
drove in runs.
Nolasco never finished a
game before throwing the
Marlins' first complete game
since Anibal Sanchez did it
on Sept. 16, 2006, a major
league-record 301 games
The Marlins opened their
nine-day, three-city road trip
with a victory., after a 2-5
homestand an will try for
consecutive wins on the road
for the first time since July
25-26 in Chicago.
Randy Winn beat out an
infield grounder with two
outs in the first for the
Giants, who committed a
season-high four errors, two
by first baseman Travis

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quite a homecoming Tuesday
Stewart, who set season
records in nearby Orange Coun-
ty for home runs (16) and RBIs
(61) as a senior at La Quinta
High five years ago, homered
and drove in a career-high five
runs, and the Colorado Rockies
beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-
3 for their fourth straight victory.
The loss was the second in
eight games for the Dodgers,
who dropped one game behind
NL West-leading Arizona. Brad
Hawpe and Matt Holliday also
homered for the Rockies, who
are eight games back.
Stewart, taken by the Rock-
ies with the 10th overall pick in
the 2003 draft, has spent most
of his six professional seasons in
the minors.
Those days appear to be in
the past.
"It feels good to come home
and do well," the 23-year-old
infielder said. "I know a lot of

(family) were watching on TV. I
didn't have a lot (of family and
friends) here tonight, just my
dad and my agent. I'll have a lot
more the next two games."
Stewart ranks second in the
NL in on-base percentage since
being recalled from Triple-A
Colorado Springs on July 19,
trailing only Holliday, who had
four hits to match a career best.
"When I was up earlier, I
struggled," Stewart said. "When
I got called up, I felt prepared.
Stewart hit a two-out, two-run
single in the first off Hiroki
Kuroda (7-9) and added a three-
run homer off Hong-Chih Kuo
in the eighth to cap a four-run
rally that gave the Rockies a
five-run lead. Holliday opened
the inning with his 24th homer
off Jason Johnson.
Stewart, a left-handed bitter, is
14-for-33 against left-handers
this year, and five of his last 12
hits have been homers. Overall,
he's hitting .293 with nine
homers and 37 RBIs in 47
"Opportunities present them-
selves," Rockies manager Clint
Hurdle said. "He's definitely
embraced this one and run with

Stewart made his big-league
debut last season, hitting .209 in
35 games.
Ubaldo Jimenez (9-11) earned
the victory despite working a
shaky five innings. He allowed
eight hits and three runs with
one walk and seven strikeouts
before being relieved by Luis
Vizcaino to start the sixth. Col-
orado relievers blanked the
Dodgers on three hits the rest
of the way.
"They're obviously better than
their record indicates," Dodgers
manager Joe Torre said. "They
have that lineup that we have
trouble getting through, in the
middle. Those guys have beaten
us up a little bit and looking
at Holliday's numbers, he's beat-
en a few people up. And Hawpe,
too. I mean, we're capable of
shutting them down, but we just
weren't able to do it tonight."
The Rockies have hit at least
one homer in 12 of their last 13
games, and have a total of 20
during that time.
Willie Tavares and Holliday
singled and Garrett Atkins
walked before Stewart's first-
inning single.

Ishikawa in the first two
innings. Pablo Sandoval had
a pinch-hit double for the
Giants in the ninth.
Nolasco (12-7) retired 21
straight following Winn's
single. He walked one and
struck out 11.
Kevin Correia (2-7) lasted
4 2-3 innings, giving up five
runs three earned on
seven hits. He walked three .
and did not strike out any-:;.
The Marlins have won a
series in San Francisco once
since 1995, and are 9-17 in
the new ballpark, which
opened in 2000.
Nolasco, who made his
first career appearance
against the Giants, was 1-2
in his previous seven starts.
Florida scored an
unearned run in each of the
first two innings. Nolasco hit
his double as part of a three-
run rally in the fifth. Cantu
led off the sixth with his
22nd home run of the year.
Marlins catcher Matt Tre-
anor promised to stay in the
dugout for Wednesday
night's game instead of
retreating to the clubhouse
to watch his wife, Misty
May-Treanor, play for a gold
medal in women's beach vol-
leyball, which is scheduled
at the same time as the Mar-
lins-Giants game.





three-run home run off Los AngeleE
Chih Kuo during the eighth inning o
Angeles on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008
Atkins also scored on the play.

celebrates after hitting a
s Dodgers pitcher Hong-
of a baseball game in Los
i. Brad Hawpe and Garrett

Dolphins trade

cornerback Travis

Daniels to Browns

Assbciatd Press

traded cornerback Travis
Daniels to the Cleveland
Browns on Wednesday for an
undisclosed draft pick.
Daniels played in all 16
games last season for Miami,
including five starts. He had
27 tackles and an intercep-
The Dolphins took Daniels
with a fourth-round draft pick
in 2005. Then-coach Nick
Saban made the pick after
coaching Daniels at LSU.
Daniels has played corner-
back and safety.
He started 14 games his
rookie season and had 62
tackles and an interception.
Daniels recorded 36 tackles
and an interception in 2006.

Smith to start for

Ravens vs. Rams
Associated Press

TROY SMITH will be the
Ravens starting quarterback
for Saturday's preseason game
against the St. Louis Rams,
coach John Harbaugh said
The former Heisman Tro-
phy winner may play as much
as three quarters as the
Ravens want to evaluate him
as they try to determine who
will be the QB in the season
opener against the Cincinnati
Bengals on Sept. 7.
Former starter Kyle Boller
is Smith's chief competition,
yet he might not even play
against. the Ramsrn. l1r hias
committed T-I an-tigth r.1
turnovers in two preseason
Harbaugh emphasized that
he hasn't made up his mind
on who will ultimately be the
starter, but this is obviously a
prime opportunity for Smith
to seize the job.
"He will play as much as we
need to have him play," Har-
baugh said. "The thinking is
that Kyle has had 42 starts and
we have a good idea of what
he is and what he's been. We
need to find out more about
Troy Smith. He needs those
reps. He needs them against a
defense in a third preseason
game where they're game-
planning him a little bit and
we'll see how he does."
Smith has completed just 8
of 17 passes for 99 yards and
no touchdowns with one inter-
ception. He has a 41.1 quar-
terback rating, which is the
lowest among the team's three
Smith said he wasn't sur-
prised to be the starter for
the third preseason game.
Traditionally, that's when the
starters play the most before
the regular season.

Griffey ties Sosa

on home run list
Associated Press

White Sox slugger Ken
Griffey Jr. hit career homer
No. 609 against the Seattle
Mariners on Wednesday,
tying Sammy Sosa for fifth on
the career list with a two-run
shot against his former team.
Griffey connected against
knuckleballer R.A. Dickey in
the second inning for his first
homer since Chicago
acquired him from Cincinnati
on July 31. The drive made
it 8-0.
Griffey entered just 9-for-
43 with four RBIs and no
extra-base hits for the White
Griffey spent his first 11
seasons with the Mariners,
hitting .299 with 398 homers
and 1,152 RBIs from 1989-99,

before being traded to
Cincinnati. He was batting
.245 with 15 homers and 53
RBIs when the White Sox
acquired him for pitcher Nick
Masset and infielder Danny

Stewart leads Rockies

past Dodgers 8-3


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Athletes take

some time

off in Beijing

Senior Sports Reporter
BEIJING, China: What's
the best way to get over your
disappointment of not making
the final of the XXIX Olympic
Visiting some of the sites
around town.
For veteran javelin thrower
Lavern Eve, long jumper Jack-
ie Edwards and hurdler
Shamar Sands, that seemed to
be the best thing for them to
do to ease the tension of being
eliminated from their respec-
tive events.
Yesterday, with no morning
session at the Bird's Nest
National Stadium, the trio
took advantage of the oppor-
tunity to do some sightseeing
and shopping before they
leave town now that they are
finished with their competi-

Tribune Sports, who also
took a break from watching
the competition, made a trip
to the Silk Market, one of the
most popular shopping desti-
nations in Beijing. It was there
that we stumbled on the three
athletes, along with the par-
ents of triple jumper Leevan
'Superman' Sands, Inspector
Elaine and Leevan Sands Sr.
Silk Market resembles the
Straw Market in Nassau or the
Flea Market in Miami or Fort
,Lauderdale, Florida. It's a site
that is loaded with stores, only
they are separated on floors
depending.on what you're

looking for.
At the Silk Market, you
either know what you're going
for r you're in for a challenge
trying to bargain with the ven-
If you are curious and you
stop to take a peek, you're in
for the time of your life.
The vendors are persistent
and relentless in trying to
obtain a sale.
If you ask the price of an
item you just casually look at,
the vendor then asks what size
you want, or offers to show
you another one.
If you don't have the
patience, or you get too
annoyed, they will finally try
to bargain with you, offering
you a huge price, then saying
that "because it's you and
you're here for the Olympics."
The trick is, as you would
have been advised before you
go to the market by the vol-
unteers, is to try to get the
price down as low as you can.
The problem is, if you try to
leave without making a pur-
chase, the vendors might latch
onto your arm or hand and
insist that you "tell me your
best price, final offer."
The solution is to either say
you're not interested or nego-
tiate for the best price.
"It's crazy," said Eve, who
was seen trying to bargain for
a couple of bags.
No doubt, by the time you

leave the store, you're faced
with another problem. Anoth-
er vendor right next door is
asking you the same thing all
over again. And if you're not
careful, you are forced into the
same trap all over again.
"This is my first time coming
here," said Edwards. "I can't
believe that they carry on like
"But it's good because I get
to get my mind of everything

Edwards ending up trying to
convince a vendor to lower her
price by offering a pin she had
stuck on her accreditation
barge she had around her
neck. Unfortunately, she did-
n't have any from the
As it was a time to trade and
bargain, the vendor was will-
ing to accept anything
Edwards had to offer, just to
make a sale.
The Sands family didn't
have any such problems. They
were able to bargain and came
out smiling with the deals they
Tribune Sports team got
into the act of trying to bar-
gain with the vendors too. But
I can tell you. it \as rIfI' ,i
I got more than I bargAJ.tl

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SR and Elaine Sands
go shopping in Bei-
jing. The proud par-
ents are in China to
watch their son Lee-
van Sands' bid for
. Olympic glory.
"I'm just excited to
see the maturity lev-
el he has reached
and how motivated
he is to compete
again," his mother

Proud parents

watch Leevan

Sands' Olympic

medal quest

Senior Sports Reporter
BEIJING, China -
Inspector Leevan Sr and
Elaine Sands have attended
virtually every competition
that their son, Leevan
"Superman" Sands, has com-
peted in since he was a
junior athlete.
So it was not surprising to
see them at the XXIX
Olympic Games as they
watched Sands on his quest
for a medal in the triple
jump at his second Olympics.
After sitting in the stands
at the Bird's Nest National
Stadium on Monday and
watching Sands qualify for
the final with his first jump
in the preliminary round, the
Sands say they can't wait for
today when he competes
"I'm just excited to see the
maturity level he has
reached and how motivated
he is to compete again," said
his mother, who remembers
two years ago how she sat at
home and was annoyed that
her son had to go through a
six month suspension.
"I am just elated to be
here to see him compete. He
is healthy and he is confi-
dent. So I believe that he
will go out there and do his
best and make us all proud

as he competes against the
rest of world."
From the time that the for-
mer basketball star started
competing in track and field
when he made his first trip
to the Carifta Games, the
Sands were there.


They went to the World
Junior Championships in
France, the Commonwealth
Games in Montreal, Canada
when he won a bronze
medal, in Santiago, Chile for
the Pan American Games
and in Athens, Greece for
the last Olympic Games in
Athens, Greece in 2004.
The only major trip they
missed was at the IAAF
World Championships in
Paris, France in 2003 when
Sands captured the bronze
medal in the triple jump.
With their son poised to
become an Olympic medalist
for the first time, his father,
Leevan Sr. said he wouldn't
have missed this trip for the
"It's a dream come true,"
he reflected. "Leevan really
wanted us to be here



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because he feel he will do
very well. He is confident.
He is ready. I expect some
great things to happen for
him in Beijing.
"It's great to be here sup-
porting him."
On Tuesday after Sands
had qualified for the final,
his parents spent the day
with him in the Games Vil-
Since they don't think they
will get another opportunity
before he competes today,
Leevan Sr. said he gave him
his pep talk.
"If he can pull himself
through, I'm sure that he can
be a medalist," he said. "He
knows for sure that we will
be in the stands cheering
him on."
While they took the off
day yesterday to visit the
Silk Market, the Sands said
they have also done some
They have visited Tiana-
men Square, but the one
place they have on their
agenda to visit is the Great
Wall of China.
Hopefully after their son
has collected his medal, they
intend to make the journey
together as a family.








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Exuma; her sons, Calvin, Kenneth, Patrick and Darrell
Stephens; step children, Carolann, Johnna, David,
Stephen and Jason Oliva; her siblings, Rev. Dr. Clemon
Ferguson, Willard Ferguson, Vandolyn Stubbs, Andrea
Ferguson and Sambrianna Walkine.
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Born: 7th November, 1972 Died: 19th August, 2006

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928 MAY 8TH 2008

The Family of the late Simeon Eric
Patton extends our sincere thanks
to all those persons and
organizations for expressions of
sympathy, visits, telephone calls,
cards, floral arrangements, prayers
and all other acts of kindness
rendered to us during our recent

Special Thanks to;
Bishop Carl D. Lafernier;
Bishop Charles Dean; Management
& staff of Bethel Brothers
Morticians; Management & Staff of
Woodlawn Gardens; Church of God
National Office; New Dimension
Ministries and numerous family
members and friends who traveled
from the island of Eleuthera and the
United States.

"Dino" DEAN
September 9th, 1946 August 16th, 2007

If you met him, you would've loved him.
If you knew him, you were blessed. If he
loved you, you were honored because you
were loved by the very best.

Missed dearly by his wife, Edith;
children, Glendina, Charnette, Renauldo
and Knevunn; daughter-in-law, Carmel;
grandchildren and great-grandchildren,
also a host of family and friends including
, v, brothers and sisters. ,

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Bethel Brothers Morticians

Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


of #50 Pine Crest Drive. South Beach
Estates will be held on Saturday. August
23rd 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady's of the
V' Holy Souls Roman Catholic Church,
Deveaux & Young Streets. Monsignor
S-. John Johnson assisted by Monsignor
Alfred Culmer will officiate. Interment
will follow in Woodlawn Memorial
S. Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to mourn her passing are former
husband, Glenn Gomez; children, Tannis Robinson, Trevor, Deneise,
Jamaal and Chrispin; adopted daughters, Caroline McPhee, Tabitha
Styles and Darlene Smith; son-in-law, Gilbert Robinson; daughters-
in-law, Vickavia and Christa Gomez; grand and great grandchildren,
Jovan Roxbury, Tianna Gomez, Gabrielle Robinson, De'Keisha
Knowles; Gilbert Robinson Jr., Brittany, Tarique, Thalia, Jahlin, and
Cyanne Gomez, Myra Rolle, Ricardo Bullard and T'Mari Roxbury;
brother, Harry Lord; sisters, Dorothy Lord-Francis; Marjorie Lord-
Roker; Patricia Lord-Dickenson; aunt, Carrie Walker; nieces and
nephews, Fredrick King, Sydney, Stancel and Lorraine Ferguson,
Garth and Daisy Albury (St. Petersburg, Fla., Godfrey and Ida Deveaux,
Charmaine and Sidney Lewis, Tanya and Crispin Seymour, Darnell
and Trevor Wallace, Bonnie Hepburn, Dee Dee and Ray Harris,
Bridgette Farrington, Toya Minnis, Bernardo Rahming, Chad McPhee,
Roscoe Dickenson, Nadia and Lavard Wilson, Aggie, Joanna, Willie,
Stephen and Kingsley Francis and Dwayne Linden; numerous grand
nieces and nephews, special cousins including, Fred and Landa
McKenzie, Cleomi Smith- Mobley, Anthony, Ralph, Rudolph, Hillard,
Timothy, Marion and Marilyn Walker, Rose Rolle and Fredericka
Gardiner, Rudolph Laing and Robertha Miller, Charles Lord, Hazel
Pinder; other family and friends, Douglas Rolle, Tyrone and Pam
Williams and family, Sheva Rolle, Cleo Stuart and family, Mitzi
Hepburn and family, Sophia Ferguson, Alia Major, Marvin Mobley,
Stacy Rolle, Helen Russell, Nursing Sister Stephanie Poitier and
family, Chanelle Munroe and family, Elaine Gomez and family,
Florinda and John Bowe and family, Sheila Bethel and family, Valencia
and George Saunders and family, Keith Gomez and family, Dennis
Gomez and family, Sean Gomez and family, Barbara Smith-Gibson,
Jan Rolle, Eloise and Ellison Gibson and family, The Middleton
family, George, Sidney, Franklyn, John, Gerald, Phillip and Maude
Deveaux, Arimentha Newbold, Elva Lindsey, Ronnie Culmer and
family, Coral and Pat Forbes, Patsy, Alexander Smith, Charlie Mortimer,
Flo Mackey and family, Joanne Rolle and family, Albertha Hall and
family, Eric Cash and family, Dr. Earl Cash and family. Maxine Lord
and family, Valencia Johnson and family, Violet Miller. Laxwanda and
Frederick Miller. Terry Joscph-Suai/o. Noel Forhes. L.ovely Forbes

and family, Hortense Roker and family, Victor and Ruth Lightbourne
and family. Emerald Robinson and family, Sandra Nottage-Sherman
and family, Gilbertha Gaitor and family, Judy Munroe and family,
Annette Poitier, Karen Wilson and family, Darren and Joy Morris,
Samantha and Patrick Rahming, Shakara and Lamar Roberts, Jadea
Gray and family, Glendia Hepburn, Ronnie Roberts, Candace Davis,
Helen Duncanson. Christina and Billie Saunders and family, Verdell
Williams and family, Beverley and Edward Deveaux and family,
Florence Greenslade and family, Dr. Philip Duncombe, Marjorie
Wallace and family, Monsignor's Alfred Culmer and John Johnson,
Church of The Resurrection family, Bishop Franklyn Burrows and
family, Bishop Garth Fynes and family, Word Of Action family,
Darlene. Smith and family, Jay Farrington, Yvonne Armbrister,
Merthlyn and Wildfred Bastian, Barbara and Ida Wright, Kathrine
Sweeting, Helen Duncanson, Majorie Wallace, Yvonne Collie, Dorcas
Laing, doctors and nurses of The Princess Margaret Hospital especially
the staff of Female Medical 1.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44
Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday
at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.


of Blue Hill Estates and formerly of
St. Lucia will be held on Friday, August
22nd 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier
Cathedral, West Hill Street. Monsignor
Preston A. Moss assisted by Fr. Glen
Nixon will officiate. Interment will
follow in the Catholic Cemetery, Infant
View Road.

Bertie is survived by his wife, Mizpah;
sisters Adele Odendahl and husband Hans of Canada, Bernice and
Muriel Tertullien of Surinam; nieces and nephews, Sandra Odendahl
and husband Craig Cameron and family of Canada; Kevin Odendahl;
Farley and Duane Williams and family; Franklyn K.M. and Ancella
Williams; and Dr. Francis and Raquel Williams and family; cousins,
McGriffin Theodore, Eustace Tertullien, Francis Tertullien, Idalia
Theodore and Mary Smith of Saint Lucia, and Marie Tertullien of
Suriname numerous other family and friends.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44
Nassau Street on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Friday
at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.




Bethel Brothers Morticians

CD Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


of #10 Patton Street, West Street South will be held on
Saturday, August 23rd 10:00 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church,
Meeting Street. Pastor Timothy Stewart, assisted by, other
ministers of the gospel will officiate. Interment will follow
in the Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.

She is survived by three children, Birdina Moxey-Taylor,
Kirkford Moxey and Jacqueline Moxey-Johnson; 15
grandchildren, Monique Taylor-Cartwright, Narissa and
Moyia Taylor, Gerard, Tenniel, Nelson Perez, Michelle,
Donathan, Nyoka Johnson, Maishia Moxey-Washington of
Texas, Seneka Moxey-Mckinney of Atlanta, Nefeteria,
Shavanna and Nukia Moxey and Anthony Burnside; 11
great-grandchildren, Alexter and Rashad Frazier, Tennier,
Chandler, Taye Taylor and Giovohanni Knowles, Brenton
and Brendon Albury, Mekhi McKinney, Adorah Washington
and Leslia St: Albord; son-in-law, Bishop Nelson Johnson;
sisters-in-law, Alean and Calvese Moxey; brother-in-law,
Nelson Moxey of Freeport, Grand Bahama, grandsons-in-
Law, Andrew Cartwright and Michael McKinney; nieces,
Winnifred Ferguson, Madge Thurston, Lavern Fox,
Bernadette Cooper, Delores Davis, Janice Russell, Natasha
Storr, Natisha, Stephanie and Shavann Moxey, Hilda Flowers,
Deborah Huyler, Kephee Bain, Sophia Carey, Shiela Culmer,
Carol Bowleg, Brenda and Linda Watkins; nephews, Jerome,
Michael, Scott, Derek, Rickey, Bradley and Bernard Moxey,
Vincent Gardiner, Randol Flowers, Eugene Burns;,,Sidney4

James and John Watkins; godchildren, Walbertha Rolle,
Kirklynn Marsh and Clement Ferguson, Caretaker, Mrs.
Francis and her daughter, and a host of relative and friends
including, Venus Johnson and family, Brenton Albury Sr.,
Marcia Weir and family, Cathleen Ferguson and family,
John Davis and family, Reginald, Calista and Billy Austin,
Judge Margaret Carey of Mississippi, Cookie Carey of
Pasadena California, Ruth and Thomas Carey of Key West,
Florida, Richmond Bostwick, Cleo Nixon, Mervin, Rodney
and Wendel "Skinny" Moxey of Andros, Atwell Pintard,
Mispha Tertullien, Willamae Bridgewater, Clothelda
Ferguson, Katherina and Willard Rutherford, Astrid and
Vernice Davis, Gwen McDeigan, Harold Munnings, Gwen
Hanna, Doris Fritzgerald, McDonald Deveaux, descendents
of Peter Adderley, Nora Dorsett, Basil Christie, Timothy
Sawyer, Gregory Cash, Clarence Johnson, Dudley "Bones"
Moxey, Lendreux Ross, George Strachan, Eddison Brown,
Deborah Fawkes, Jacqueline Wright, Ben Pickering and
family, Persis Bullard and Family, Patricia Rolle and family,
Kirk and Val Roker, Andrew Burrows, Kevin Knowles,
Cecile Longley, Raquel Graham, Ava Clarke, Helen Williams
and Wesley Clarke of Florida, Vernal Edwards, Althea
Williams of Opa Locka, Florida, Prince Atherley and family,
Mary Moxey-Marsh, Vanda Dean, C.C. Sweeting and D.W.
Davis Schools, St. Agnes Anglican, Seven Day Adventist,
St. Georges Anglican and Bethel Baptist Church Outreach
Programs, Pastor Dr. Gayle Brown and the True Worshipers
of Church of Divine Resurrection, Minister Pamela Pierre,
of Divine Design, Audrey Dean and family, Curfew Lodge
#816, St. Hilda's Chapter #1 PHA, Staff of Government,
The Tribune, Public Health Authority, Jeff Brown, Jeff
Lloyd, Audrey and Patricia Fountain, Lucine Wilmott and
family, Winston and Sylvia Culmer, Antoinette Bowe,
Nathalie Hutchinson and family, Cleophesis and Jose
Adderley, Carmen Bostwick, Stephen Francis and family,
Anna Ingraham, The Jones and Archer families, The West
Street, Augusta Street, Patton Street, Dorsett Alley and
Rupert Dean Lane North families.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers
Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m.
until service time.




Bethel Brothers Morticians
Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


of #5 Philox Close, Kennedy
Subdivison will be held on
Saturday, August 23rd 10:30 a.m.
at St. Bede Catholic Church, Sutton
Street. Monsignor Preston A. Moss
assisted by Fr. Glen Nixon will
officiate. Interment will follow in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John
F. Kennedy Drive.

His memory will forever linger in the hearts of his beloved wife;
Doris Sturrup; one daughter, Sheena Sturrup- Sands; seven sons,
Fredrick Sturrup Jr., Shawn, Dominic, Mark, and Kevin Murray,
Kenny, George; twenty-nine grand children, Fredericka, Tico,
Tamika, Rashad, Rashae, Drason, Georgia, Tanaz, Serenity, Georquel,
Anna, Terrell, Brea, Jordan, Tasia, Kevin Jr, Kenisha, Kenvon,
Kenisia, Kendaro, Thyisha, Britney, Kendice, Kenneth Jr, Anthony,
Shavanno, Shanardo, Avery and Malik; three great grand children,
Sunny, Dominique and Amya; one son in law, Nicholas Sands;
three daughters-in-law, Eva, Bernie and special friend, Marilyn;
one brother, Gordon Sturrup; three sisters, Ophelia Sturrup, Mary
Jane Brown and Helen Clarke-Coverley; one sister-in-law; Natalie
Sturrup; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Forbes, Natalie Sturrup; four
brothers-in-law, Deacon Herman Brown, Winston Coverley,
Reginald Forbes and Eric Forbes, a number of nieces and nephews,
RicardoFarquharson, Kermit, Gregory and Dwayne Brown, Gordon
Jr., Bradley Sturrup, Leon, Richard Mitchell, Carlos Evans, Bridgette
Allen, Christine Miller, Wendy Morley, Marilyn Jimoh of Miami
Florida, Debra Johnson, Denise, Rochelle, Thina Sturrup, Cislynn
Stuart, Deaconess Christina Clarke King, Sherice Clarke, Cornell
and Clever Clarke, Barbara Nieves of Miami Florida, Patrice,
Abigail, Melissa, Latisha Farrington, Jan Brown, Beth and Tina
and Carla Forbes; close friends and spiritual partners, Heinfield,
Keno and Carolyn Gilbert, Ms. Winters and Randy Rolle; cousins;
Hyacinth Grant, Elizabeth Cunningham of Miami Florida, Lorna
and Ida Stuart, Louis Ritchie, Jackie and Linda Gomez, Patrick,
Fredrick and Nelson Gomez, Leonard Sherman and Allan Stuart
and a host of other relatives and friends including, Rose Jones
and family, Maureen Newchurch Yvonne Mortimor, Hazel Adderley
and family, Dr. Peter and Licet Rahming, John and Estelle Major,
Anithra Cartwright, Yvonne and Kennth McKenzie and Shawn
Rolle, Decoda Bastian, The Royal Towers Imperial Club Butler
Services induding Ronald Duncombe, Dennis Brown, Roscoe
Dames, Kim Wilson, Winston Collie, Sebreanna Smith, Jillian
Rodgers, Clifton Martin and The Lion, Kemp Road and Kennedy
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Murticians,
#44 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on
Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time.


butler' s unra1 tmen

& QIrematr ium
Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas

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of St. Andrews Beach Estates
will be held on Saturday, 23rd
August 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at
Epiphany Anglican Church,
Prince Charles Drive.
Officiating will be Canon
Delanio Archer assisted by
other ministers. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Gardens
Cemetery, Soldier Road.

He is survived by his wife: Yolanda Thomas; (1)
Daughter: Telecia Thomas; Father: Benjamin Thomas;
Mother: Audrey Thomas-Bamett; Step-father: Emmanuel
Barnett; Mother-in-law: Ethlyn Franks; (1) Adopted
Sister: Romona Moxey; Aunts: Verdell Lockhart,
Rosemary Adderley, Chantel Knowles, Inez Fielding,
Olga Crowder, Eda, Joyce, Neslyn and Cynthia Thomas,
Valerie Collins, Vivienne Tomlinson, Vanrea, Becky,
Lena and Laura Smith. Uncles: Livingstone, Berkley,
Patrick, and Kevin Smith, Christopher Adderley, Anthony
Lockhart, George and Lloyd Thomas and Claybourne
Fielding. In-laws: Keva Roberts-Nethersold, Delvera
Wallace, Donna Roberts, Marsha Roberts (Abaco), Donald
and Patrice White(USA), Dr. Linda Riddle(USA), Hon.
Bradley and Hartlyn Roberts, Anthony and Carolyn
Roberts(Freeport), Vaughn and Francis Roberts, Winifred
Roberts, Dr. Robin and Carolyn Roberts, Raymond "Griff'
and Wyleeia Moxey(USA).Numerous nieces, nephews
and a host of other relatives and friends including:
Management and staff of BTC and BCPOU, Anglican
Church of the Epiphany clergy members, Chef Dennis
& Barbara Dean Saunders, Doris Gomez & Family,
Joseph Butler & Family, Ronald Thompson & Family,
Dr. Conville Brown and Family.

Viewing will be held at the chapel of Butlers' Funeral
Homes & Crematorium, Ernest & York Streets on Friday
from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. On Saturday from 8:30
a.m. until 9:30 a.m. and at the church from 10:00 a.m.
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Yager funeral Kome & Crematorium
Queen's Highway
P.O. Box F-40288, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: 352-8118 Paging: 352-6222 #1724

Malcolm Fleming Scott, 25
a resident of #12 Cutwater
.' Lane, Freeport will be held
on Saturday, August 23 2008
at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of
the Ascension, West Beach
Drive and Arden Forest Road.
'.-' '. Officiating will be Venerable
S,- -,'Cornell J. Moss and interment
-":- "-'" will follow in the Grand
- Bahama Memorial Park
Frobisher Drive.
Left to cherish his memories
are his mother: Eulie Scott; sister: Adele Wells; nephew:
Cruz; niece: Christalia; grandmother: Dulcie Scott-Peatroy
of Wales England; brother-in-law: Christopher Wells;
nine aunts: LaGloria Smith, Hazel Lightbourne, Beatrice
Lawrence, Melvina Major, Iva Nixon, Frederica Cartwright,
Carole, Margaret and Emma Scott of England; two grand
aunts: Joy Lamb and Ezeila Carroll; eight uncles: John
and Claudius Burrows, Stephen, Malcolm and John Scott
of England, Earl Lightbourne, Carlos Major and George
"Chinese" Cartwright; one grand uncle: Mark Lamb;
cousins: Paul, Gavin, Danielle, Robert, Mark, Ray,
Christine Ferguson, Lilla, Llewellyn, Shadrack, Hector,
Stephen, Ricardo, Carlton, Livingston, Dino, Hubert,
Nicola Smith, Travelle Lightbourne, Meg Adderley,
Marilyn, Elvis, Rodney, Sydney, Marcus, Nicholas, Daniel,
Donnie, Damell, Shanique, Claudius I, Claudius II, Cecilee,
Culeesa, Chrystal, Shantia Burrows, Natasha, Roberto,
Krista Major, Lowree and Lowrett Cartwright, Quinta
Russell, Keith, Scott, John Nixon and Frederica Thompson,
Amara, Simontae, Nicole, TaVaughn, Keera, Kristen,
Ellianna, Demi, Leah, Anai, Christopher, Ed-Lila, Kendall,
Shara, Christon, Cilee, Ceilee, Treasure Burrows and
Samantha; numerous special friends including: Jodi Carroll,
Jason and Antonia Hanna, Letessa Wilson, Jonathan and
Cameron Knowles, Michael Pyfrom, Renaldo Johnson,
Gavin Albury and Kenya Prescod.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager
Funeral Home & Crematorium on Friday from 12:00 noon
until 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 11:30
a.m. until service time.


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of Deep Creek, Andros will be held
on Saturday at 10 a.m. at The Church
of God Auditorium, Joe Farrington
Road. Officiating will be Bishop
Michael Symonette, assisted by Rev.
Leon Smith and Rev. Dr. Gloria
Ferguson. Interment will follow in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens J.F. K.

Left to cherish her memory are one daughter, Shemona Johnson;
two sons, William Adderley and Jamal Munnings; sisters, Katherine,
Sharon, Jacquelyn, Carolyn, Euthalie, Janet, Maxine Joycelyn and
Antoinette; brothers, Superintendant Tyrone Burrows, James
Andrews, Chief Superintendant Glen Miller, Luther, Cedric and
Ambrose Miller; grandchildren, Ashley, Shantia, Oneisha, Natalia,
Chino, Brice and Bill; aunts, Drucilla, Rosenell and Menencia;
uncle, Theophilus Rolle; daughter-in-law, Natasha Adderley;
brothers-in-law, James Rolle and Glen Minnis; sisters-in-law,
Sheila, Linda, Desrina, Principal Nursing Officer Valerie Miller,
Donelle and Natalie; adopted mother, Eliza Miller; adopted
children, Hubell Duncombe Jr., Shannon Charlton, Renee Mitchell,
Zante' Woodside, latisha Scott, Renay Nairn, Owen Higgs, Wilfred
Mullings and Alfred Walkins; numerous nieces, nephews and
cousins too numerous to mention, a host of relatives and friends
including, Nathaniel Adams, Rev. Dr. Gloria Ferguson and family,
Brenda Wilkinson and family, Angie Brown, Velma Edwards,
Angie Bain, Karen Adderley, Shakara Brice, Chino Carter Sr.,
Christopher Turnquest, Debbie Munroe, Luther Major and family,
Stephanie Dames and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bain, The Young family,
Pastor Katie Hanna, Emily Rahming and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Deleveaux, Mr. and Mrs. Cardo Forbes, Mt. Ararat Baptist Church
family, James Pratt, Clarence Young and family, Uncle Boy and
family, Kendal Taylor, The Deep Creek Association family, Columbo
Club family, Goodwill Native Baptist Church family, The
Homecoming Committee, The SAHMA family, Golden Gates
Native Baptist Church family, The entire South Andros and Bullen
Terrace Communities.
Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary,
Rosetta Street, Palmdale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and
again at the Auditorium from 9 a.m. on Saturday until service time.

Cell #1 380 A1450 or -1117


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103 Mt. Royal Ave. & Talbot St.
SP.O. Box N-1546
Telephone: 328-4900
Fax: 328-4903 Cell: 456-9062
Robert D. Cox, Managing Director

"Ja Bum" BAIN

of Jones Terrace, will be held on
Saturday, August 23rd at St.
S Barnabas Anglican Church.
L. Officiating will be Canon Basil
Tynes assisted by Fr. Ethan
'~l Ferguson. Interment follows in St.
Barnabas Cemetery.
He is survived by his brother,
Nigel Fox; sisters, Elizabeth Phillips, Melvern Roberts, Hazel
Jupp (Haggie), Rev. Barbara L. Rahming (BarbIe), Betty
Richardson, Judith Knowles (Patsy), Keva Bain; in-laws, George
Rahming and Bishop Walter H. Richardson of Miami Florida;
nieces and nephews, Cheryl Turner and family, Yvonne and
Michael Ashe, Floyd and "Fuzz" Glen and family, Wayne and
Shelly Roberts and family, Hollis and Brickell Sherman and family,
Tanya and Sherri Roberts, Brandon Roberts, Ian, Colin and Scott
Jupp, Kamala Gilmore and family, Linda and Lawrence Lightboume
and family, Stephen Rahming and family, Carol and Kirkwood
Brennen and family, Peter and Shannette Rahming, James (Jimmy)
and Denise Forbes and family, Dobrie Forbes and family, Dr. Lisa-
Anne Knowles (Snookie Punks); numerous grand nieces and
nephews, other relatives and friends including, William and
Adella (Uncle Willie and Aunt Della) Weeks and family, William
"Cookie" Weeks, George and Pamela Casimir and family, Tony
and Helena Sterling and family of England, Antoinette Trotman
afid family, Anthony Smith and family, Aldridge and Violet
Knowles and family, Mildred Diah and family, Dr. Corolyn Hanna,
Joan Mason and family, Debroah Armogan and family, Ruth
Fawkes and family, John Wilkinson and family, Roseman Byles
and family, the Brozozog family, the Wells family, Rita Wells and
family, Dennis and Theresa McKenzie and family, Delores Pratt;
Francis McPhee and family, Calais Chea, Charles Davies and
family, Eunice Pyfrom and family (God Mother), the Deveaux
and Isaacs family, the Russell family, the Rolle family, the
Management and Staff of RBC FINCO, Members of United
Fellowship Outreach Ministries, Members of St. Barnabas Church,
Members of Holy Cross Church, Members of the Church of God
Tabernacle True Holiness Miami Florida, the Doctors, Nurses and
Staff of the Princess Margaret Hospital, Staff of Omega College,
Neighbours and Friends of Jones Terrace and Moore Avenue and
other relatives and friends too numerous to mention..
Viewing will be held in the Stateroom of Jones Brothers Morticians
on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the church on
Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until- ser-vice-time- .....

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#10 Palmetto Avenue & Acklins Street
P.O. Box N-3572
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 326-5773

of Arthur's Town, Cat Island will be held
on Saturday, 23rd August, 2008, at 12:00
noon, at Christ the King Anglican Church,
Ridgeland Park. Officiating will be The
Rev'd. Fr. Rodney A. Burrows, assisted by
The Venerable Archdeacon I. Ranfurly
Brown. Interment follows in Woodlawn
Gardens Cemetery. Soldier Road.

He is survived by his devoted and loving
wife, Avis Annie Larrimore Armbrister; six
sons, Immigration Officer George
Armbrister, John Jr., of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Chief Prison Officer Maxwell
Armbrister, Leviticus, Michael and Leviticus J. Armbrister of Cat Island; five
daughters, Francina Rahming, Carolyn Simmons, Valerie McPhee of Hope Town,
Abaco, Sharon Armbrister and Angie Dean of Cat Island; two adopted sons,
Andrew Seymour of Cat Island and Henry Curry; grandchildren, Shanda Campbell,
Charessa (Dominic) Bain, Dakson, Desmond (Schneika), Gemayel and Jashad
Simmons, Edwardo and Tianna Rahming, Sean, Deon, Devon, Michael, Johnathon,
Leviticus Jr., Tonya, Nadia, Lynette, Indera and Lavette Armbrister, Aiden and
Ancin McPhee, Jamain Higgs, Dwanesha, Deandra and Dwayne Dean Jr., Lee
Aldo Seymour Sr., Javone Eden, Patrice Farquharson, Latonya and Raquel Ferguson;
great grandchildren, Rayshann, Rayvonne and Rayneisha Campbell, Avia, Cierra
and Edwardo Rahming Jr., Dante' Simmons, Tarissa and Sean Armbrister Jr.,
Tenisha Higgs and Lee Aldo Jr., Taneisha and Mercedes Seymour two brothers:
Everette and Selvin Armbrister; four sisters, Daisy and Loma Annbrister of New
York, Cametta Seymour and Monica Knowles; nieces and nephews including,
Collingwood, Jephthah, Byron, Michael, Phillippa and Sherry Armbrister, Portia
Cooper, Stephanie Lightbourne, Prince and Troy Thurston, Lyndon Hepburn, Alvin
O'Brien, Glen King, Tanya Molder, Christine Green, Astrith, Ursula, Monique,
Karen, Kasa, Sherella, Rose, Jenny, Brittany, Lavonya, Sharanda, Shandia, Hansbury,
Duran, Mark, Andy, Stephen, Naldo, James, Cedric, Solomon, Charles, Enoch and
Eric Larrimore, Vincent and Randolph Dean, Angel Cash, Jean Rahming, Melissa
Lynes, Patricia Gaitor, Indera and Micarra Dean of Tampa, Florida; aunt, Cecilia
Dean; brothers-in-law, Felix, Sydney and Hiram Larrimore and Warren Seymour;
sisters-in-law, Eula, Sharlene, Catherine, Lavada, Amy and Esther Larrimore,
Corine Armbrister and Venus Dean of Tampa, Florida; sons-in-law, Edmond
Rahming, Rev. Daniel Simmons, Lawrence McPhee of Hope Town, Abaco and
Dwayne Dean of Cat Island; daughters-in-law, Katherine, Charlotte, Pauline and
Deborah Armbrister; cousins, Mary Basden, Rose Evans, Esther, Joyce, Donna,
Laura, BettY and Harold Miller, Kay Moxey, Melbina Bonaby, Gloria Riley,
Barbara Holder, Annamae Jennings, Sandra Brown, Maxine, Sanrose, Danza and
Blair Baillou, Beryl Simmons, Corine Rolle, Flora, Marina, Louise, Evelyn, Ivy,
Charlotte, Norman, Calvin, Isaac, Charles, Philip, James, Joe, Glen, Terrance,
Daniel and Alfred Dean, Christine Larrimore, Pearlamae and Betty Stubbs, Diana
Rahming, Zeffi Strachan, Livingston Farrington, Wilfred Hepburn, Tony Farrah,
Lionel Strachan and Rudy McDonald; numerous other relatives and friends
including, Octavius Bastian, William Dean, Brenda Wilson, Irene Smith, Leanna
McPhee, Tyra Webb, Raymond Campbell, Father Seymour of Cat Island, Patrick
Seymour, Leah O'Brien, Sidney Moncur and family, the Bonamy, Farrah, Campbell,
Pratt, Dean, Rahming, Webb, Miller, Farrington, Paul, Russell, Hepburn, Rodgers,
Williams, Williamson and Walker families, the entire Arthur's Town Community
and the members of St. Agnes Anglican Church in Orange Creek.
Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Newbold Brothers Chapel,
Palmetto Avenue and Acklins Street off Market & East Streets on Friday from
10:00 a.m., to 6:00 p.m., Saturday at the church from 11:00 a.m. until service time.

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4fTortuar (Anib (rematorium
84 Blue Hill Road P.O. Box N-8161 Tel: 325-7867
Fax: 325-7867


a resident of Turtle Drive, will be
held at St. Agne's Anglican Church,
Balliou Hill Road on Saturday 23rd
August, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be The Venerable
Archdeacon I. Ranfurly Brown,
Rector and Rev. Father Bernard Been
and Interment will follow in the
Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John
F. Kennedy Drive.

Left to cherish his memory is his, wife, Maria Green-Bowleg;
two daughters, Shandrice and Nina; son, Keith Bowleg Jr.;
ten grand-children, Keisha, Kenvaughn, Kaylicia, Keith Jr.
Ill, Niketa, Kiko, Keyshon, Brandon, Perez and Travis; two
sisters, Inez and Hilda Bowleg; four brothers, Charles, Fred,
Clyde and Jimmy Bowleg; adopted-brother, Ivan Conyers;
nine sisters-in-law, Deaconess Mablean and Virginia Bowleg,
Debbie and Stephanie Bowleg, Geraldine Rolle, Jestina Johnson,
Hestlyn Wright, Angela Neymour and Beverly Green; four
brothers-in-law, Otis Rolle, George Johnson, Samuel Wright
and Reliston Green; sixteen nieces, Sheryl Vaughn Nadine
Decosta, Shelly Roberts, Maralyn Bowleg-Adderley, Vashnell
Bowleg-Hill, Joycelyn (Shan), Shamardo, Daisy, Michelle,
Lynette, Joyce, Lavern, Shaquille and Shaez Bowleg, Alvern
Dean and Stacey Dorsette; sixteen nephews, Cardinal Green,
Anthony, Bradley, Harry, Charles, Clyde, Clinton, Wayne, Mario,
Freddie Jr., Valdez, Ervin, Manessah and Cortez Bowleg, Lamont
Roberts and Mandell Colebrooke and a host of other relatives
and friends including, the families of Fr. Etienne, Leslie and
Dereck Bowleg, Fr. Warren and Thelma Rolle, Elva, Ruddie,
Glen and Berkley Bowleg, Rosalie Minus, Carlton Bowleg,
Stephanie McKenzie, Carol Bonaby, Mildred McNeil, Dr.
Percival McNeil, Catherine Patton, Janet Taylor, Daphanie
Ferguson, Sidney Scott, Julia Hanna, Bertram Murphy, Muriel
Storr, Carla Hutchinson, James Smith, Alphonso Smith, Solomon
Bowleg, Ellis Peet, Arthur Peet, Oran, Charles and Stephanie
Davis, Janet Adderley and the entire community of Nicoll's
Town Andros, Kenya Johnson, Kevin Newton., Francis
Woodside, the Staff at Batelco at Delaport, Burial Ground
Corner Community, Dereck and Calvin McDonald, John
Woodside, Lloyd Riley, Dr. Huntley Christie, Dr. Herbert
Orlando, Staff of P.M.H Male Orthopedic Ward, Kenya Johnson
and Andre Smith.
The body will repose at the Chapel of the Saints Sweeting's
Colonial Mortuary and Crematorium, #84 Blue Hill Rd. from
10.00am on Friday until 6.00pm and on Saturday from 9.30
am. at the Church until service time.




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nI dependence Drive Phone: 341-4055

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affectionately called
"Danny", "Gippy"

formerly of Pirate's Well,
.' Mayaguana and a resident of
Malcolm Road, will be held on
Sunday 2:30 p.m. at Carmichael
*.. J Bible Church, Carmichael Road,
Pastor Daniel 0. Simmons, assisted
by Pastor Elliston Greenslade will officiate and interment will
follow in the church's Cemetery, Carmichael Road.

Left to cherish fond memories are three sons, Victor, Carl and
Douglas Gibson; fiye daughters, Roseline Gibson, Inez Gibson-
Williams, Nora Thompson, Dotlene Edgecombe and Paulette
Gibson of North Carolina; one brother, Levi McPhee; four sisters,
Bloneva Bain, Zilpha Gibson, Effie McPhee and Irene Johnson;
grandchildren, Granville, Aldean, Lennix Jr., Lenny, Dale and
Danny Gibson, Vedra Mackey, Durell and Stacey Gibson, Dotlyn
King, Dedra, Lanisha, Lana, Jamilla, Racquel and Aria Gibson,
Victor Gibson Jr., Vane Gibson, Renae Jackson, Aldean, Richard
and Andy Thompson, Agatha Drake, Alicia Curtis, Tina, Tamiko,
Terry and Tamille Johnson, Stevan, Sharon-Joy, Shandira and
Stephan Edgecombe, Andre, Jabari and Imari Gibson, Uchenna
Amanze, Douglas Gibson Jr., Latoya and Denneille, Doug Brown,
Denise and Florence Stubbs, Dwayne Shepard and Delores Henfield;
thirty-two great grandsons, thirty-two great granddaughters,
three great-great grandchildren, adopted sons, Leroy Williams,
Earnol Brown of Mayaguana and Lymas Taylor of Nassau; adopted
daughters, Pamela Gibson, Edna Deveaux, Doretha Murphy,
Briciemae Gibson, Nora Smith, Sandra McPhee, Gretal Collie,
Nurse Marsha McQueen, Antoniece Sherman and Tasha Whylly;
nieces and nephews, Bryon Collie, Charity Carey, Melanie Murphy,
Hiram Kelly, Ucal McPhee, Monel Brown and Cowan Isaacs;
sons-in-law, Allan Thompson and Stephen Edgecombe; daughter-
in-law, Sherry Gibson; sisters-in-law, Laura and Florence McPhee;
grand sons-in-law, Jamal Drake, Charles Curtis and Clinton King;
other relatives and friends, Mildred Williamson, Mr. Thomas
Love, Rev. Cleveland and Gladys Murphy, Ms. Mary Black, Rev.
Robert and Daisy Black, Rev. Alexander Missick and the Mt.
Carmel Baptist Church family, Cornelius and Voile Collie, Kenrick
and Sheila Murray, Rev. Carl Farquharson, Pastor Mario Moxey,
Mr and Mrs Ernest Fisher, Shirley Babbs, Myrtis Gibson, Johnley
Ferguson, Reggie, Beatrice and Arthur Charlton, Philip Johnson,

Troy Gibson, the Hon. Vernon Symonette; the Hon. V. Alfred Gray,
M.P., Sister Kathleen Williams and staff of Male Medical I at
PMH, Sister Lula Thompson, Mr and Mrs Adrian Edgecombe,
Pastors and Members of Carmichael Bible Church, Dr. Holder
and the Pirate's Well Social Club, Eugene Patto, Partrick Forbes,
Clayton Taylor, Tony Lewis and the community of Malcolm Road,
Chef Claude and Dorothy Johnson.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Friday from 2:00-6:00p.m. on
Saturday from 1 lam 5:00 pm and at the church on Saturday from
1:00pm to service time.


formerly of St. Louis-Du-Nord, Haiti
and a resident of Marsh Harbour,
Abaco will be held on Saturday,
11:00 a.m. at St. Francis De Sales
Catholic Church, Marsh Harbour,
Abaco. Father Rodger Madrazo will
officiate and interment will ,follow
in the Public Cemetery, Marsh
Harbour, Abaco.

Left to mourn his passing with precious memories are his wife,
Marie Claire Ternelant; children, Fifelle, Bermida, Melissa, Ricardo,
Christopher Dion; sisters, Celavis, Narilia and Benita; nieces and
nephews, Nativida, Damice, Luna, Nacile, Enode, Sodiane, Monise,
Wislaine, Ketia, Widlanka, Simone, Destine, Sidouane, Iferdieu,
Budlet, Jouvensky, Dawens and Emerson; sisters-in-law, Gladisse,
Leonie, Celisia, Ketelie and Ermilia; brothers-in-law, Kenson,
Mikerlange, Patrick, Wilbert, Wildrick and Bertin; godchildren,
Jean-Robert, Viola and Jacsin; employer, Jed Erika Albury; friends,
Augustin, Anostin, Norrelien, Angelair, Emilet, Evel, Tibou,
Mezidor, Louiguste, Fedner, Nicky, Jafe, Adly, Asse, Elize, Cladeur,
Timiras, Gerry, Islande, Marijo, Itavia, Chomme Rodler, Alfred,
Claudeur Ulysse and the entire community of Marsh Harbour,

Relatives and friends may view the remains at the church in Abaco
on Friday from 7:00pm to service time on Saturday. Funeral
arrangements are being handled by THE CHAPEL OF



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Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama
Telephone: (242) 348-2340/348-2131/352-9398/353-7250
P.O. Box F-40557 Freeport, Grand Bahamas

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Marion Carnetta
Dames, 78
-:, of West End, Grand Bahama will be held
on Saturday, August 23rd, 2008 at 11:00
a.m., St. Peter's Baptist Church, West End,
Grand Bahama. Officiating will be Rev.
Jonathan Carey assisted by Rev. Paul
Mullings. Interment Will be made in the
West End Public Cemetary.

She is survived by: Children: Rev. Peter,
Edward, Lavaine, Paul, and Cecelia Dames, Carolee Dames, Donnalee
Miller and Vanceta Martin. Adopted Children: Cora Hill, Angie Kemp,
Princess Cooper, Chala Cartwright-Black & Johnnie Carey. Daughters-
in-law: Coral and Rose Dames. Sons-in-law: Don Martin and Wayne
Miller (Baltimore, Maryland). Adopted Sisters: May Rolle (Berry Island),
Icelyn Turnquest and Remella Rosales (Miami, Fla). Grand Children:
Philice, Stacey, Kimpberly, Edward, Jr., Erin, Lakesia, Lavar, Nadia,
Cartier, Piaget, Kiaget, Lavasia, Makai, Kamulaj, Willard, Shavonne,
Shavanno, Sean, Shanize, Neshelle, Sharina, Shanicqua, Dominique,
Destiny, Dawn and Kevin. Great-Grand Children: Kentrell, Kayla and
Amber. God-child: Jane Davis. Nieces: Barbara Young, Joan, Thelma,
Janet Balfour (Nassau), Lula, Lorraine (Abaco) Maude, Kerr, Mary Davis,
Albertha Nesbitt, Litlerane Johnson, Toni Barnett, Michell Dames, Patarilee,
Anastacia Pinder & Dolly Russell. Nephews: Arthur Balfour (Berry Island),
Richard, Ivan, Robert, Basil and Alexander McKinney, Arthur Lightbourne,
Robert Spurgeon, Bruce and Louis Dames, Simpson McKinney, Bradley
Bethel, Jeff, Rudy and Barry Dames, Nelson and Eulin Dames, Adolphus
and Willard Pinder. Sisters-in-law: Essie McKinney, Olivia Dames
(Nassau) and Eloise Dames (Bimini). Brother-in-law: James Dames
(Nassau). Other Family Members and Friends including: Ms. Maude
Cooper (Caretaker), Tensena Dorsette Balfour, Edgar Bain, Obryan
Knowles, Trice & Zenifer, Annie Roberts & Family, Philip Brooks, Peggy
Adderley & Family, Florance Adderley & Family, Maralee Frith & Family,
Rejoiner Carey & Family, Jane Pinder & Family Winifred Duncombe &
Family, Ms. Pat Cunningham & Family, Patricia Smith & Family, Ann,
Inez Fox & Family, Eliza Pinder & Family, Una Cambridge & Family,
Gwen Carroll & Family, Fr. Norman Lightboume, Kirk Wildgoose, Mr.
& Mrs. Allen Demeritte, Mr. & Mrs. Rufus Green & Family, Mr. Samuel
Simmons & Family, Willard Barr, Winnie & Ree, Hilma Martin &-Family,
Falvin Adderley & Family, Orean Seymour & Family, Pastor Michael &
April Garvey & Family, Robert Miller, Sr. & Family, (Washington,D.C.),
Raquel (Nassau), Pearl & Michael Moxey, Princess Rolle & Family,
Shirley Singh & Family, Andrew Miller, Alton Martin, Renae Johnson &
Family, Harry & Joan Darville, Ronald Darville & Family, Marily Fritz,
Mabel Colton & Family, Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Mr. David Wallace,
Morton & Roganna Wilchcombe & Family, Delores, Wendy, Vernetta,
Lula & Anrea, St. Peter's Baptist Church, Zion Restoration Church, End
Time Ministries, Church of the Nazarene (West End), Nurses & Staff of

West End Clinic. Ambulance Drivers & Staff of the Emergency Room
& Medical Ward, Rand Memorial Hospital, St. Merry County Family
(Maryland), the Community of Sandy Point, Abaco, the West End
Community and other family and friends too numerous to mention.

The family will receive friends at RUSSELL & PINDER'S FUNERAL
HOME, Eight Mile Rock on Friday, August 22nd from 1:00 7:00 P.M.
and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 A.M.-until Service time.
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Jamico LaJuan
Gaitor, 28

will be held on Saturday, August 23rd, 2008
at 11:00 a.m., Universal Household of Faith,
Hawksbill, Grand Bahama. Officiating will
be Bishop Ricardo Grant assisted by Minister
Leslie Rolle. Interment will be made in the
Harbour West Cemetary.z

He is survived by: Parents: Alice Gaitor
and Sidney Stuart. 2 Sons: Duante & Jamico,
Jr. Gaitor. 3 Sisters: Evadne McIntosh, Sidera & Giovanna Gaitor. 5
Brothers: Niketa and Sidren Gaitor, Steven, Sheen and Kevin Stuart. 1
Bro-in-law: Gary Mcintosh, Sr. 10 Aunts: Daisy Bethel, Beryl Brice,
Patricia Simms, Agath and June Gaitor, Sheila Williams, Tangie Pinder,
Maureen Stuart, Simone Gaitor and Cindy Williams. 10 Uncles: Bernard,
Anthony (Gaitor Boy) and Bertram Gaitor, James Williams, Reuben,
Octavis and Arlington Stuart, Harrison Bethel, Denny Brice and Kenneth
Simms. 7 Nieces: Garinahe McIntosh, Lil' Nikita and Aalycia Gaitor,
Levonyah Parker, Shanise and Shaniya Lightbourne and Wesney Russell.
5 Nephews: Gary (G.J.) and Garrett McIntosh, Deandre Hepburn, Levaughn
and Leshawn Parker. Grand Niece & Nephew: Amillion and Ashton
McIntosh. Special Cousins:Tony, Avery, Trevor, Veoshe, Bishe, Baronette,
Dentra, Dario, Berylia,;Kareem, Cruz, Dajneu, Chavez, Deondre, Keisha,
Kenya, Shanaqua, Michael, Romeo, Antonio, Lisa, Jermaine, Geno,
Adrianne, Samantha, June, Sasha, Carlos, C.J., Chloe, Raven, Alexis,
Rico, Antonique, Anthony Jr., Kadesha, Antonia and Princess. Special
Friends & Family; Bishop Ricardo Grant, Tonya Stubbs & Family, Sheryl
Dorville & Family, Nakeil Russell & Family, Franklyn Garland & Family,
Cardinal Higgs & Family, Delvin Parker, Ricardo (Yellow), Princess
Harris, Mrs. Alfreda Feaster & Family, Anton Connolly, Leno Carter, Pat
& Josepthe Grant & Family, Levonte Parker, Grand Bahama Glass
Company, Eight Mile Rock High School Class of '98, Universal Household
of Faith Church Family and the entire Community of Sea Grape and a
host of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

The family will receive friends at RUSSELL & PINDER'S FUNERAL
HOME, Eight Mile Rock on Friday, August 22nd from 1:00 7:00 P.M.
and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 A.M. until service time.

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Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama
Telephone: (242) 348-2340/348-2131/352-9398/353-7250
P.O. Box F-40557 Freeport, Grand Bahamas


of Eight Mile Rock, Grand
Bahama and formerly of the Buff
South Andros, will be held on
Saturday August 22, 2008 at Mt.
Zion Baptist Church, Eight Mile
Rock, at 2:00pm. Officiating will
be Pastor Lindy Russell assisted
by Rev. Timothy Burrows.
Interment will follow in Harbour West Cemetery. Viewing
will be held at Russell's & Pinder's Funeral Home, Eight
Mile Rock, on Friday August 22, 2008 from 1:00pm to
7:00pm and on Saturday August 23, 2008 from 12:30 to
service time at the church.

He is survived by his parents: Rosetta & George Smith,
1 Son: Shorn Smith, 1 Grandchild: Shornia Smith, 6
Sisters: Madone Raluning, Patsy Balliou, Nurse Winnifred
Humes, Thelma Hyuler, Eramae Smith & Norma Pinder,
1 Brother: Reuben Smith, 30 Nieces: Sandra Knowles,
Maedecer Roberts, Maelisa Hall, Karen Neely, Shonella,
Vanessa, and Indera Humes, Shenreece Smith, Heather
Heim, Elizabeth Jones, Kimberly Fritz, Shantel Butcher,
Melinda Smith, Sharmaine Smith, Olivia McKenzie,
LaKeisha Smith, Erica Smith, Nasal, Garland & Kimberly
Storr, Clarissa Bernadette, Debbie, Nadine, Nadone, Maria,
Janis, Tammy, Janone & Maxine Smith, Veronica Bishop
25 Nephews: Samuel, Rodger, Craig, Patrick, Paul, Sedrick
& Fredrick Rahming, Ricardo Culmer, Elvis Russell, of
Brooklyn New York, Stanley & Don Mclnnis, Osmond
McInnis of West Palm Beach Florida, Van Moss, Detective
Coppral 2294 Humes, Lavardo, Ranardo Butcher, Dario
Smith, Theophilus Humes, Edmond Pinder, Goerge Jones,
Marco Smith, Alphonzo & Kevin McKenzie, Maset &
Elickzander Smith, 46 Grand Nephews, 48 Grand Nieces,
1 Uncle: James Smith, 3 Aunts: Prudence Rolle, Victoria
Enith & Remilda Smith, 4 Brother in Law: Saumel
Rahming, Theophilus Humes, Valentine Hyuler & Daniel
Pinder, 3 Sisters-In-Law: Florence Smith, Leoma Smith
& Nurse Nettie Wildgoose, 13 Neices-In-Law: Linda,
Jerry, Nyoka, Kim, Francita, Samantha, Marrisa, Tancia,
Sharlene, Georgina, Sharmaine & Van, 3 Newphews-in-
Law: Willard Roberts, Herbet Missick & Adrain Neely
and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Diamond Funeral Service
MR. ENOCH "Big Boy" HANNA, 45
of Apogee Court Mermaid Boulevard, off
Carmichael Road and formerly of Love Hill Andros,
will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at loam
at The New Redeemed Church of God In Christ,
Refuge Court off Cowpen Road. Bishop Tony L.
Hanna, Pastor Betty B. Hanna and State Bishop
Ellis Farrington, will officiate and burial will be
in Lakeview Memorial Gardens & Mausoleums,
John F. Kennedy Drive and Gladstone Road.
The Radiance of this "Diamond ofA Gem" will
always glow in the hearts of his:
George, Randolph, Amos, and Rev'd Moses Hanna;
One Adopted Brother: Leroy Weir; -
Seven Sisters: Sylvia Smith, Deaconess
Cinderella Hi.nsey, Pastor Betty B. Hanna, Elizabeth Evans, Evangelist Mary Rolle,
Pleasant Hanna and Norma McKinney;
Five Brothers-in-law: Patrick Smith, Rev'd Thomas Hinsey, Elder Jacob Rolle,
Donald Evans and Walter McKinney;
Five Sisters-in-law: Elizabeth (Gretel), Mable, Deaconess Valarie, and Angela
Hanna and Leanna Weir;
Two Uncles: Leroy Pemmy Hanna Sr. and Rev'd Cecil Leadon;
Six Aunts: Deaconess Magurita Lewis, his precious "God Mother" Gwendolyn
and Mutalene Hanna, Agnes Leadon, Deaconess Catherine Hinsey and Gloria
Forty Six Nephews and Nieces, Forty Three Grand Nephews and Nieces,
One Great-Grand Nephew Including: Kirk, Rudolph and Kimberly, Thomas
Jr. and Christine, Teddy and Belinda, Ricardo, Jerome and Denise, Minister Patrick
and Dr. Avery, Dexter and Nvoka, Stephen and Angela, Minister Monique, Craig,
Trevor, Shavano, Prescano, Dario, Sylvia, Sophia, Indiana, Laurie, Dornell, Gary,
Leslie, Saralee, Walter Jr., Brad, Lisa and Georgegia Hanna, Patrice and Eldrige
Johnson, Hosea, Nickallo and Sharmeka Hinsey, Samantha Anderson, Jermaine
and Jennifer, Minister Angelo and Constance and Dr. Gerard Rolle, Dianna and
Tenniel Smith, Cynthia and Marco Barr, Annatasha Clyde, Waltino, Walthera and
Waltavia McKinney, Ann Collie, Shannador and Livingston McKenzie, Mizpha and
Hezekiah Adderley, Peaches McDonald, Aretha Albury and Ricardo Mackey;
Numerous Loving Family and Friends Including: Rev'd Leroy and Pastor
Dolly Hanna, Bishop Tony and Min. Nancy Hanna, Linda Mae, Wenzel, Elizabeth,
Lana, Audley Sr., Edison, Rodney, Alexander, Da id Jr., Phillip, Cedree, John,
Lerov "Tinkle" Hanna, Gwendolyn Hanna Lewis, Nursing Sister Sandra Bain,
Dornell Knowles, Patricia Bethel, State Bishop Ellis and District Elder Bruce
Farrington, Estella Deveaux, Min. Fredericka Stuart, Masie Cartwright, Laura
Albury, Dec. Dwayne Delancy, Joshua Lewis Jr., Patricia Dean, Adolphus, Rupert
and Nelson Leadon, Mother Benerus and Pastor Prince Cargill, Othniel and Oral
Hinsey, Carmetta Spence, Loretta Agaro, Felicia Armbrister, Lindsay Louis, Pastor
Nathaniel and Cheryl Mackey, Mother Annamae Hinsey, Junior Russell, Floyd
Neymour, Sister Colley Williams, Prophet Jason Strachan, Pastor Glen Mackey,
Bishop Benjamin Gibson, Bishop Gerardo Major, Pastors Audley J. J. and Wadie
Hepburn, Sister Marion Curtis, Pauline Davis, Edward Moncur, Lucille Munnings,
Min. Mary Ann Brown, Beverly La-Roda, Nurse Cora Edward, The Leadon, Bain,
Neymour, Neely, Coakley, and Braynen families of Cargill Creek and Behring Point,
Hinsey, McKenzie, Dean, Pinder and Agaro Families of Love Hill; the Mackey family
and Pastor Nathaniel Curtis and family of Bowen Sound, The entire Central Andros
Community, Mt. Ethel and Mt Sinai Native Baptist Church Family Redeemed
Church of God in Christ Family, New Beginning Jubilee Baptist Family, The New
High Way Pentecostal Church Family and the Ministry of Works Family.
Visitation will be in the "Emerald Suite" Emerald Ridge Mortuary & Monument
Company Ltd. #20 Claridge Road, on Friday, August 22, 2008 from ipm to 6pm
and at The New Redeemed Church of God In Christ, Refuge Court off Cowpen
Road, from loam to service time.
Visit our website: www.emeraldridgemortuary.com view video
tributes, sign guest book, send condolence, sympathy, share
memories and make funeral arrangements.

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& a resident of Bar 20 Corner and
7. i formerly of Mangrove Cay, Andros
will be held at The Graveside at
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road,
on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. C.W.
Saunders. Interment follows in
Woodlawn Gardens.

Left to cherish her memory are her 1 daughter, Norma Aileen
Rolle; 2 granddaughters, Nikeitha A.L. Rolle and Woman
Marine Nydia Farrington; 1 great grandson, Nekeith A.L.
Rolle; 1 brother, Evangelist T. Michael Flowers of Atlanta,
GA; 1 sister-in-law, Martha Flowers of Miami Fl.; 4 nieces,
Athea Stuart, Sharon Flowers of Atlanta, GA, Adrianne
Flowers Brooks and Jennifer Flowers of Washington DC.; 1
nephew, T. Martin Flowers; niece-in-law, Janet of Sterling
VA; several great grand nieces and nephews including,
Brian and Ryan Brooks, Tiffany, Michael Taylor and Maya
Flowers of Sterling VA; aunts, Clesta Adderley and family,
Ernest Miller and family, Ruth Nicholes Nottage; other
relatives and friends, Lucinda Allen and family, Anishka
Curry and family, Irish Barnette and family, Eugene Cartwright
and family, Dr. Gloria Ageeb, Hortence Bain, David Marshall,
Charmaine and family, Fredda Knowles and Janice Stevenson
and family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday
and on Saturday at the graveside from 9:00 a.m. until service

"The Godfather"

a resident of Stapledon Gardens,
and formerly of Clarendon,
Jamaica ,ill be held at Calvary
Deliverance Church, East Street
South. on Saturda\ at 10:00 a.m.
."Officltin-ng- will b~- Bishop '.G.
TarTeF, assisted b BisA op

Salathiel Rolle. Interment follows in Lakeview Memorial
Gardens, JFK Drive.

Precious memory will forever linger in the hearts of his
beloved and devoted wife of thirtyeight (38) years, Bettye
Mae Edwards; children, Tyrone Oswald Wilson (deceased),
Dwight Edwards, Clifford Edwards, Nurse Trineka Edwards-
Williams, Carlene Edwards-Hanna, Shanelle Edwards and
Moorriane Edwards; son-in-laws, Evangelist Hank Williams
and Benjamin Hanna; grandchildren, Luvonne and Jon
Wilson, Henswhyte and Hananad Williams, Benjalene Bettye
Hanna, Clifford Jr., Daniel, and Ashton Edwards, Patricia,
Cleveland, Lincia, Demaion, and Ashano Caine, and Brian
Morgan; sisters, Phyllis Heslop, Mariam Edwards, and Rosie
Edwards, brothers, Leroy and Fredrick Edwards; brother
in-laws, Christopher V. Stuart, Howard Sturrup, Alexander
Wilson, and Herby Heslop; sister-in-laws, Marie Wilson,
Thelma Stuart, Joan Sturrup, and Faye Edwards; nieces and
nephews, Horice and Howard Stubbs, Howard Jr. and Jumal
Sturrup, Donnella Allen, Judith and Bernard Dawkins, Linda
and Ernest Taylor, Andrew Stuart, Angela and Leory Bailey,
Miriam and Lincoln, Dr. Abigail and Anthony Ramtulla,
Rosemarie and Kevin Fox, Joan and Simon Smith, Emily and
Johnny Swann, Georgia, Tameka, Michielle, Lucien, Precious,
Eaton, Horace, Texie, Karen, Eatoy, Sherly, Donville and
Dread Edwards; Nadine, Blossom, Ruthlyn, Paul, Raymond,
Simeon, Clinton, Patrick, Keva, Carlene, Rhoan, Raquel,
Marie, Stanley and Donnavon, Ricardo, Amy and Wringie,
Mona, Charmain, Tiffany, Cory, James, Meliven, Nicole,
Reginald Jr., Alexander Jr., Dainel, Alfred, Patrick, Andy,
Alice-Mae and Matthew Wilson; grand nieces and nephews,
Karic Damillie, Fanshon and Fariage Dawkins, Anna, Luke,
and Joshua, Bria, and Dominic Stuart, Aliyaa,.Rashad, and
Malik, Karah, Kevin Jr., and Kale Fox, Aaron, Daniel, and
David, LeLe, and Longan, a host of relatives and friends
including, Edrice Rolle, Bretha, Elizabeth and Victor Rollins;
Viola Wilson, Christine Longley, Dereck Bullard, Leslie
French, Wanda Kemp, Randy Kemp, Stephen and Burno
Robinson; Taylor, Gurt Manzel, Mr. Nick, Andy Smith, Warren
Warchal, Jermaine Burton, Agatha Christie, Paula Thomas,
Natalie Forbes, A'yanne Cartwright-Clarke, Francis, Arianne
and Aida Cartwright, Philip Rolle, Perry Darling, George
Storr, Patrick Storr, Toussaint Mason, Toni Gordon, Errol
Ellington, Gilbert Prince, Mr. Clarke, Anna Clarke and any
other relatives or friends not mentioned.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday
and on Saturday-at-the churcrfrom 9:00-a:m.- until service



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a resident of Bellot Road, will be
held at St. Barnabas Anglican
Church, Wulff and Baillou Hill
Roads, on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
Officiating will be Canon Basil
Tynes. Interment follows in
Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and
Spikenard Roads.

"Tyrone" will sadly be missed by his six daughters, Latoya
and Lanell Williams, Lachea Harris of Atlanta, Latanya
Lord, Racquel Major and Shevette Smith; three sons,
Sherwin, Shervon Jr. and Narado Thurston; five aunts,
Dorothy Berucrut, Ann, Elva Minnis of Clarence Town,
Long Island, Sarahmae Minnis of Wassasso, Florida and
Ruth Minnis; one uncle: Donald Minnis; three brothers,
Audley Williams, Pastor 'Wendal Williams, and Gregory
Williams; four sisters, Carrol Williams, Jane Edgecombe,
Brenda Bethel and Sheila Nairn; nine cousins, Redge,
Vivian, Nita, Angie, Steven, Tony, Sera, lyony, Franklin
and Donald; thirteen grandchildren, Shameka, Andy,
Floyd Jr., Tamesha, Danielle, Jasmaine, Sade, Renardo,
Rachel, Monishka, Chyna, Nyria and Cierra; fiance,
Michelle Bain.; sons-in-law, Jason, Renardo, Leonardo,
Joe and Floyd; brother-in-law, Gregory Bethel; sisters-
in-law, Donna, Emily and Theresa Williams; nieces and
nephews, Desarine, Nadia, Tanya, Toya, Landa, Rhonda,
Kimberly, Remon, Ian, Ronald and Antoine, Tyrone Forbes,
Codero and Adrian Edgecombe, West and Naldo Williams
and Chad Nairn, Audra Williams, Denise Edgecombe,
Nicole Culmer, Kim Rydell, Kerry Taylor, Aysia Williams,
Nadia Knowles, Shara Kikivaratis, Shane and Spencer
Dean, Tarez Williams, Talitha Rolle, and Tabatha Bethel;
other relatives and friends including, Phillip Hanna,
Robert Cartwright and family, John Road family; Augusta
Street family, City Market family, -Bus Association, Susan
Ferguson and family, Henson family, Mackey family, Tempo
Paris,'Atlantis Security, Kelly family, Itau Private Bank,
Matterine Williams, Angelique, Minnis family, Pratt family,
Major family, and Taylor family of Long Island.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday
and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and at the
church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

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11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312 RO. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471 Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager. (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005 Pager (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


of Unison Road will be held on
Saturday August 23, 2008 at
2:00pm at New Covenant Baptist
Y... Church East West Highway.
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Simeon
B. Hall. Interment will follow in
the Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier

Left to cherish precious memories are: her husband: Edward
Gibson Sr., father: Joseph Jolly, children: Philippa Wilson,
Chio Armbrister, Conrad and Edward Gibson, and Latara
Gibson-Johnson; grandchildren: Krystal, Oouthnel and Angelo
Wilson, Chartara Gibson and Tatsuki Armbrister; sisters: Nola
Johnson, Betty, Margaret and Joanna Jolly; brothers: Derrick
and Roosevelt Jolly; aunts and uncles: Terrine Kerr, Berinice
Higgins and George Jolly; brothers-in-law: Derick Johnson
Sr. and Scott Edlin. Sons-in-law: Outhnel Wilson and Davion
Johnson; nieces: Erica and Alfreka Rolle, Devon and Raven
Johnson, Precious, Alexis and Cleo Jolly; nephews: Eleazor,
Megell, Adrian and Valentino Rolle, Travis, James and Stephan
Moore, Alvacado and Ryan Jolly, Derick Johnson Jr.; grand
nieces and nephews: Dion, Ashton, Alerro, Hailee, Jade, Tracis
Jr., Travinique and Tamia and a host of other relatives and
special friends including: Neil Sands, Rev. Dr. Simeon B. and
Linda Hall, Emerald Lightbourne and family, Ernestine Adderley
and family, Janet Bostwick and family, Deborah Wilson and
family, Vivi, Sharon, Gretel Llewelyn of Freeport, Fr. Crosley
Walkine and family, Dr. Clarabel Gardiner and the Gardiner
family, Mava, Kayla, Dorothy Gardiner of Philippines, David
and Paul, Susan Jolly and family, Angela Braynen, Ellen Romer
and family, Beatrice Buchannan of St. Kitts, Darville Walkine,
Calvin Higgs, Brendalee Smith, the Wilson family, the Scott
family, the Knowles family (Marathon), the Johnson family
(Marathon), the Musgrove family, Gertrude and family, Rev.
Marilyn Thompson, Bede Sands, Martia Munroe, Tyrone and
Ms. Culmer, Joanne Campbell, Dion Clarke, Antoine Miller,
Ryan Davis, Tameka Rolle (niece-in-law), Joey Greene, Gina
Meyer, Ms. Pauline, Donnavon Roxbury, Thomasina Dorsette
and family, Yvonne Armbrister, Michaela Whylly, Vandelyn
Silver, Paul Smith, "Wire" Forbes, Jenny Carr (Claridge Road),
Prayer Band Warriors, Straw Market family, Special thanks to
the staff of the Princess Margaret Hospital Female Medical 11
and the Dialysis Unit, and our many relatives and friends too
numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held in the Perpetual Suite, Restview Memorial
Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier road
on Friday August 22, 2008 from 10:00 am to 6:00pm and again
on Saturday from 12:30 pm until service time at the church.


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11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005

Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


Gardens, J.F.K. Drive.


of Sandilands Village will be
held on Saturday, August 23,
2008 at 1:00pm at Kingdom Hall,
Johnson Road. Officiating will
be Brother Aubrey Davis,
Stephen Pratt and Godfrey
Gardiner. Interment will follow
in the Lakeview Memorial

Nadva Laing and the Pinders Point, Grand Bahama
community, Olvan Kelly, Judy Fernander, Lusanne
Williams, Monica Flowers, Lisa Curry, and the entire
Seabreeze Congregation, the staff of Market Place and Tip
Audit Department of Atlantis Paradise Island and the
management and staff of Mike's Liquor Store.

Viewing will be held in the Serenity Suite, Restview
Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson
and Soldier Road on Friday August 22, 2008 from 10:00am
to 6:00pm and again on Saturday from 11:30am until
service time at the church.

Left to cherish her memories and celebrate her life are her
father: Willis Charlow Sr.; sons: Ricardo Poitier and
Terrance Charlow; daughters: Shenique and Sherell
Charlow; grandchildren: Radesha Poitier, Willicia,
Terrance Jr., Teran, Terez and Latrell Charlow; brothers:
Glenwood Coakley, Craig and Willis Charlow Jr.; sisters:
Margarette Inniss, Judy Charlow and Betty Charlow Hanna;
aunts: Bloneva Poitier, Edith Kemp and Merrill Charlow;
uncles: William Coakley of Orlando Fla., Howard, Hasden
and Basil Charlow; sisters-in-law: Shirley Coakley and
Gwen Charlow; brother-in-law: Stephen Hanna; nieces
including: Deborah Russell and Kenva Gibson of Cedar
Harbour, Abaco, Helen Thompson and Deidre Mackey of
Fresh Creek, Andros, Ann Kelly, Cheryl Young, Christine
McKenzie, Lenora, Kaynell and Alice Coakley, Michelle
Stuart, Julianda Smith, Gaynell and Gwenika Charlow;
nephews: Walter Russell of Cedar Harbour, Abaco, Oswald
Thompson and Shervin Mackey of Fresh Creek, Andros,
Otis and Dario Gibson, Shervin, K6ith, Antonio, Michael,
Gregory and Kim Coakley, Senior Young, Pat Kelly, Alton
McKenzie, Corey and Stephen Hanna, Marvin, Demot,
Addon and Craig Charlow Jr., numerous grandnieces and
nephews and a host of other relatives and friends including:
Chris, Anthony, Angela, Marva, Broquelle, Mario, Virginia
and Charmaine Poitier, Curtis, Edwin, Jerry, Mark, Troy
and Jenson Coakley all of Orlando Fla., Carolyn Poitier,
Priscilla Charlow, Derek and Marilyn Neymour, Achanta
and Alicia Stuart, Sylvan McIntosh and the entire community
of Cedar Harbour, Abaco, Janet Turnquest, Sheryl and



of Dumfries Cat Island, died at Princess Margaret Hospital
on Wednesday July 13th, 2008.

She is survived by her husband: Harcourt Ambrose;
sons: Amos, Simeon, John, Edward, Matthew, Alexander,
and Donald Ambrose; daughters: Idamae, Velma, and
Agatha; sister: Nathlee Thompson of Bimini, numerous
nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and
friends including Iva Ambrose.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.


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11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005

Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034




Left to cherish her memories are her: Daughters: Vanessa, Terchelle,
Finnel, Walliscia and Italia Williams; 2 Stepdaughters: Thalia and
Shelliz; Granddaughter: Finesse Williams; Mother: Rosemarie
"Pinnie" McClure; Father: Russell Eugene Franks; Stepmother:
Patricia Franks; Stepfather: Patrick Anthony McClure; Grandfather:
Cyril Eugene Smith; 2 Sisters: Roxanne (Adina) and Russanne Franks;
2 Brothers: Jabbar Franks and Jason Kinsale; 3 Stepsisters: Syrria,
Symon and Kaly McClure; 3 Stepbrothers: Dino, Peter and Paul; 2
Nieces: Alexandria Jayanne and Daisy Almgreen; 5 Nephews: Devon,
Jayson, Michael, Cardinal and Delano; 4 Aunts: Ethelyn Stuart, Ivy
Turnquest, Adina Gallagher and Ingrid Culmer; 7 Uncles: -Addison,
Dr. Kirtland, Dr. Leslie, Sanford, Stuart, Raymond H. and Lowell
Culmer; Grandaunt: Advilda Scavella; Granduncle: Jack Franks; 2
Sisters-in-law: Layla Kinsale and Sonia Harris; Special Friend: Osley
Gaitor; Ex-Husband: Clarence Williams; and a host of other relatives
and friends including: Mr. Ossie, Winston Forbes, Jackson, Siena, Maya
and Sasha Kinsale, Audley and Zelma Dean, Rodney Braynen, Phillip
and Bonnie Franks, Tony Franks, Paul Lockhart, Meta and Earl Bethel,
James, Raymond, Adina, Vaughn, Nicholle, Kertland, Kevin, Raymom,
Cheryl, Andrew, Lisa, Ali J, Anishka, Christopher, Dawn, Sanique,
Janurae, Raymond, Candice, Rhumi, Jackson, Janiell, Croix and Cruis
Culmer, Jules, Allison, Monique and Kyle Stuart, Dawn, Ebony and
Kyra Gallagher, Brian and Mark Turnquest, Smith family, Faye, Renee
and Elsworth Robbins and family, Carol and family, Celly and Son,
George, Larry, Jennie and Sons, Renee Hamilton and family, Darlene,
Arlene, Bernadette, Comel and family, Nairn family of San Salvador,
Vernon Nairn, Nora Turnquest and family, Delores, Kaye and Lillian
Wilson, Donna, Justin, Jerome, Natasha and Fabian Pratt, Hernie,
Perkins and Reuben Bain, Gwendolyn and Jefferson Strachan, Pearl
and Sam Maycock, Jepina and Philip Strachan, Terry and Earl Strachan,
Madrick Strachan, Elizabeth and Bill Gaitor, Victoria and Alonzo
Thompson, Henrietta, Jerome and Erica Cash, Wilfred Kelly, Jacquelyn
Nottage, Sonoyea and Joseph Harding, Nadine and Kirkland Knowles,
Shornell and Francita Gardiner, Roberto and Roslyn, Judy Knowles,
Hartley, Ruby, Ted and Trevelin Bain, Francis and Kevin Missick,

Sergio Hendfield, Gloria, Craig and Dwight Bain, Kathy and Bill
Shoemarker, Sue and Oscar Davis, Kathy and 'ryan McKay, Gina and
Bobby Little, Marsha and Adrian Christfield, Wilma and Luke, Michael
Strachan, Benson Bowles, Shirley Strachan, Jacquelyn Seymour,
Sherene, Sherneska and George Gaitor, Errol and Carland Dorsette,
Sheila Capron and family, Marquetta Collie and family, Keith Fernander
and family, Fletcher Jones, John Neymour and family, Isaac Burnside,
Rebecca Thompson, Charine and family, Sara, Harold Pinder and
family, Rose Green and family, Karen Marche and family, Lyn Austin
and family, Carolyn Patton and family, C. A. Smith and family, Shane
Rolle, Clyde, Amanda Tate and family, Thelma Taylor family, Bullard
family, Deka Evans, Rum Cay, Bimini and San Salvador Community.





MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008.

-. She was pre-deceased by her Daughter:
Louise Capron and Granddaughter:
Patrice Rolle; and is survived by her 3
Daughters: Cecile Gray, Patronella
Bain and Emerald Handfield; 3 Sons-
in-law: Willis Bain, Arthur Handfield and Jeffrey Capron; 19
Grandchildren: Carolyn Cooper, Venzana Major, Carla Gray, Cassandra
Gardiner, Stacey Capron, Jennifer Hendfield, Jessica Bain, Benorst
"Ben" Gray, Michael Capron, Joseph Gray Jr., Craig Grey, Barton
"Kenny" Capron, Mark Bain, David Capron, Kenneth Bain, Joel Grey,
Irad "Jervy" Capron, Quincy Gray and Torino Hendfield; 35 Great-
Grandchildren; 1 Great-Great Grandchild; Numerous Nieces;
Nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.


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Wulff Road & Pinedale
Tel: 323-3800 or 322-1431 Fax: 328-8852



a resident of East Park Estates,
will be held at Abundant Life
,.- Bible Chapel, Abundant Life
Road on Saturday August 23rd,
2008 at 1:00 p.m. Officiating will
be Pastor Ed Allen assisted by
associate ministers. Interment
follows in Lakeview Memorial,
J.F.K. Drive.

She is survived by children, Helen Thompson, Jacquelyn
Ash, Vivian Bullard, Donald Carroll, Kellian Carroll; grand
children, Cheryl, Dr. Christina, Gregory Thompson, Wayde,
Dion, Lawrence Jr., Lavelle, Jacquena Ash, Letitia Dean,
Wendy, Tamika and Tiffany Bullard, Donnica Angelica
and Angelo Carroll; great grand children, Daryl and
Gregory Jr. Thompson, Christian Murray, Valentino, Natalia,
Ashley, Laprincia ,Brittany, Branderia and Bristen Ash,
Brenee Bascom, Trinity Wallace Lesharde, Lekhail,
Leshante, Letheo and Pedro Jr. Dean, Michael Angelo,
Rhema, Alia, Jayden Bullard, Lamorn and Lanaye Rolle
and Christian Maycock; great great grandchildren, Lahiem
and Laquel; brother, Harris Smith; sister, Nora Mackey;
sisters-in-law, Queenie and Winifred Smith; sons- in-law,
Lawrence Ash and Wendell Bullard; daughter-in-law,
Monique Carroll; grand son-in-law, Pedro Dean; grand
daughter-in-law, Nicole Ash; nieces and nephews, Charles
and Vesna Mackey, Eugene and Tom Mackey, Stephaine
Saunders, Sandra and Dr. Flora Mackey, Richard and Ruth
Demeritte, Anne Ingraham, Angie Hanna, Sharon Ferguson,
Lavern, Leslie and Larry Smith, Andrew, Dexter and Donnie
Smith, Ft. Ernest and Jackie Pratt, Ronald and Nancy Kemp,
Yvonne Kemp, Conrad, Dwayne and Crystal Smith, Anne,
Thelma Deal, Barbara, Phillip and Edward Smtih, Rodney,
Milton and Winifred Smith; other relatives and friends,
Alafait Burkel and family, Abundant Life Church family,
Rodney and Joan Johnson, Staff of Crank Shank Ward
Sandilands and Desmond Seymour and family.

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Family and friends may pay their last respect at The Rock
of Ages Funeral Chapel on Wulff Road and Pinedale, on
Friday from 10am until 5pm and on Saturday at the church
from 12noon until service time.


will be held at The New Mt.
Freedom Baptist Church, Lowe
A, Sound, Andros Bahamas, Sunday
-, August 24th, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. E.
SJohn Newton, Pastor Timothy
Russell, Pastor Philmore Russell, Pastor Ifill Russell and
Pastor Philip Campbell assisted by other ministers of
religion. Interment follows Lowe Sound Cemetery.

She is survived by three sons, Lulus, Emmerson and
Terrance McQueen three daughters, Jancy Rolle, Davanda
McQueen and Annalee Hester; two adopted daughters,
Annamae Smith and Malba Foster; two adopted sons, Don
Burrows and Ackley Russell; thirty four grandchildren
including, Alfie, Franco, Jessie, Brittany, Lawrence, Lionel
Jr. and Jan Oliver; twenty five great grandchildren; one
son-in -law, Enoch Rolle of Rolle Town Exuma; three
daughters-in-law, Pearline, Tina and Donna McQueen;
three brothers, Rev. Timothy, Elder Laban and Aldrick
Russell: three sisters, Rev Prudence Rolle, Martha Dean
and Alma Griffin; four sisters- in- law, Brandhilda, Dorothy,
Evelyn and Rita Russell; one brother-in-law, Neville Dean
a host of other relatives and friends including, Rev. Dr.
E John Newton and the New Mount Freedom Baptist
Church family and indeed the community of Lowe Sound.

Friends may pay their last respects at Rock of Ages Funeral
Chapel Wulff Road and Pinedale on Thursday from 10a.m.
to 6p.m. and in Lowe Sound Andros on Friday from 4:00pm
until. Then on Sunday from 10:00 am at the church until
service time.
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S find Your Solutions ta
Universal Truth Ministries

Rev. Dr. Sheila McKeithen

in two dynamic sessions:

Saturday August 23rd 2008
Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm

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Sunday August 24th 2008
Time: 10:15 am

Universal Truth Ministries

Dewgard Plaza, Madeira Street

(Just behind McDonalds)

Phone: (242) 328-0314






A FEW weeks ago the gospel
reading at most Christian
churches was about the five loaves

and two fish.
This miracle was a clear sign
that faith and good works go
hand-in-hand. There is a fable
about a man whose name is
Jamieson; he is trying to show
concern for his neighbour by
praying for the poor man who
lives down the road. But, as his
son reminds him, prayer and
good wishes are not always
enough. Sometimes when we
pray, God's answer to us is: "But
you can do that yourselves."
The story of the loaves and fish
is where the disciples are so con-
cerned about the hungry crowd
that they pray Jesus to dismiss
them so that they could go and
buy themselves something to eat.
Jesus turns and says to them:
"Hey, you give them something
to eat. You can take care of that
Only then do they remember
the small guy with five loaves and
two fish. Jesus blesses the five
loaves and two fish and, to their
surprise, that was more than
enough to satisfy the enormous
hunger of all the people.
That is how we have the mira-
cle of the Feeding of the Five
There are a few questions we
could ask the disciples: Why did
the disciples not think earlier of
AS Christians we must remember
that even though we wish well on

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sharing their provision with the
crowd? Is it that they did not
care? Yes, they did care and they
did wish the crowd well. But
probably they were simply being
realistic and practical. Let's face
it: five loaves and two fish is
nothing before a hungry crowd of
five thousand men, plus women
and children. We see this more
clearly in the gospel of John
where one of the disciples,
Andrew, says to Jesus: "There is
a boy here who has five barley
loaves and two fish. But what are
they among so many people?"
(JOHN 6:9) The action of faith to
which Jesus calls his followers
often goes beyond the dictates of
human logic and realism.
The story of the Miraculous
Feeding of the Five Thousand,
like most stories in the Gospels,
speaks to us today because many
of us can identify very readily
with the disciples. Like them we
find that our care and compas-
sion is very often limited to
prayer and good wishes. No won-
der wish-you-well cards have
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Thursday, August 21, 2008 PG 19


PG 20 Thursday, August 21, 2008

RELIGION The Tribune

Running y.ur

IN a book entitled Peace for a
Woman's Soul: Finding Rest for your
Spirit, various quotes from authors
and Scriptures provide a steady diet
of morsels for meditation.

Valerie Bell has a reflection on her
move from collecting the trendy to
things that are considered classical in
more than one way: "When it comes
to my soul, I am experiencing the
same directional desire. I want clas-
sic, tried-and-true intimacy with
God. I do not want just human con-
nectedness. however global. I want
to experience my Soul Mate...My
soul was created to be a God-fit. I
am incomplete without him, frustrat-
ed and dissatisfied with substitute.
God is the goal of the soul: all other
hungers are symptomatic of the
soul's longing to connect to its soul-
mate God" (pg.50).
When you read her words, what
stirs in your spirit? Have you found
this frustration to be true for you?
Do you long for this to be your
desire but you are afraid of such con-
nectedness? Let us use some of the
sporting events from the Olympics as
a springboard for further discussion,
and benefit from the lessons that we
may learn about the spiritual life.
We are encouraged by the Apostle
Paul to run our race with persever-
ance and to avoid being disqualified:
"Do you not know that in a race the
runners all compete, but only one
receives the prize? Run in such a
way that you may win it. Athletes
exercise, self-control in all things;
they do it to receive a perishable
wreath, but we an imperishable one.
So I do not run aimlessly, nor do I
box as though beating the air; but I
punish my body and enslave it, so
that after proclaiming to others I
myself should not be disqualified."
What in your life would lead you




to be disqualified'? How persistent
are you at exercising the spiritual
gifts given to you'? How determined
are you to allow the Holy Spirit to
develop the fruit of the Spirit in your
Spend the next few days consider-
ing your answers to all of these ques-
tions and allow God to become your

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quotes from authors and Scriptures
that provide a steady diet of morsels
for meditation.

Share your ne

The Tribune wants to hear from people -.'
who are making news in their ] -
neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are
raising funds for a good cause,
campaigning for improvements in the
area or have won afi award.
[f so, call us on 322-1986 and share your

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Thursday, August 21, 2008 PG 21

And the winner is!

WHO was the real winner of the
general election? Was it the
Bahamian people who went to the
very extreme in supporting their polit-
ical parties? Yes!
The FNM won the government
and I truly thank God for that party
and the leadership of Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham as I
would also had Mr Perry Christie
had the PLP won.
For the past year and a half one
side of the political divide has been
celebrating victory and the oppor-
tunity to govern the affairs of the
Bahamas and the Bahamian peo-
The three-phase celebration/vic-
tory party consists of:
1. Parties in all kinds of back
yards (food, alcohol beverages and
2. Parades and Junkanoo rush-
outs through the streets (more
3. Finally a religious service
where the political/religious
Caiaphas, Annas or Nicodemus
proudly stands before the nation
and gives his politically motivated
speech; as to say that they're
declaring the word of God, too, and
over the nation. And let the church
After the smoke is cleared and
we're back to reality the FNM has
to pick up from where the last gov-
ernment ended. Unike the
American system where, whenever
a new administration takes office,
there are significant strategic
changes made in key departments
that would and could affect the
smooth and successful operation of
that new administration. This is not
a racist statement but a factual one
and anybody that disagrees with it
has the right to and despite your
opinion I love you as one of God's
The system in which the Bahamas
still operates was not designed for
the best interest of the black
Bahamians. To ensure that this sys-
tem continues for generations, its
implementers, even though they
might not be physically in power or
controlling the masses of the peo-
ple, have made sure to indoctrinate
our past and present levels of lead-
ership who uphold and preserve the
The only difference between our
present system and that of Willie
Lynch, the slave-owner of the
1700s, is that we as a people are
now sitting in the seats of authority,
but are still subjected to the powers
that be of fne system.


The only institution/organism
that can effectively bring about a
positive change for the betterment
of the people is the church, which
Yeshuwa Messiah established
through the Kingdom of God.
Being fully aware of the influen-
tial power of the church among the
people, the political and world sys-
tems stopped at nothing to gain
access and a place or voice of
authority within the church,
through wicked, compromising
church leaders. Therefore at any
given time or upon any major move
which would affect the lives of the
people, the government would
always find their religious
Caiaphas, Annas or Nicodemus
(The political bishops. pastors and
apostles) to pacify and manipulate
their followers to go along with the
Stop and think about it for a
minute, who are the real winners
here'? I know that a political party
won the majority of seats during the
general election, but what has been
won by and for the people?
The tragedy we would make as a
people in the midst of our celebra-
tion is to ignorantly believe that this
general election was about the PLP
and the FNM. But to the contrary
this is only the first phase and posi-
tioning of the ONE WORLD GOV-
ERNMENT (The Book of Daniel
and Revelation), and what troubles
me the most is the state of the
church throughout this
If Yeshuwa Messiah was to walk
the earth today as He did back then,
He would be faced with the very
same wicked religious and corrupt
political system as He did during
the days of Pilate and other leaders.
The past few months should have
given those who are Kingdom-
indeed a glimpse of who we really
are; which is nothing more than a
mixed religious nation?
During most of the events that go
on in this country, isn't it interesting
how various political parties call
upon their religious leaders/part-
ners to pray for some kind of bless-
ing or thanksgiving; and after which
the secular music is played and the
alcohol beverages are served.
If I didn't know better, I would
have asked these political religious

bishops, apostles and pastors as to
which God -they're praying to
because obviously it's not Jehovah
Yahweh that they're praying to for
the blessing of their cocktails, wine
and spirited events.

In 1Kings.18:21, Elijah, con-
fronting the false prophet of Mount
Carmel, said: "How long halt ye
between two opinions? If the Lord
be God, follow Him: but if Baal,
then follow him ?"
In REV.3:15-16, Yeshuwa
Messiah spoke to the church at
Laodicea about the same compro-
mising lukewarm spirit that's now
reigning over the churches through-
out the Bahamas. There's so much
more to be said but space and time
won't allow it.
Join Pastor Brendalee and myself
along with the family of Kingdom
Minded Fellowship every Sunday
Morning at 10.30am and Thursday
Nights at 7.30pm at The Bishop
Michael Eldon High School audito-
rium. For questions, comments or
speaking engagements contact via
e-mail:pastormallen@yahoo.com or
Ph.1-242- 441-2021 or 225-3850.

The only institution/
organism that can
effectively bring
about a positive
change for the bet-
terment of the peo-
ple is the church,
which Yeshuwa
Messiah established
through the
Kingdom of God.

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Everything in its

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IF we, not only as Christians but
human beings in general, could have
our own way all the time we would!
I have a friend who in recent
months has accepted the Lord as
her personal Saviour. She has a
background of "being raised in
church" especially since her father
is a deacon and mother is a devoted
You would think that she
would have become Christian years
ago. The reality is we are not the
ones to make that determination.
The good thing is God knows when
we will make the decision to accept
and serve Him, in truth. So it does-
n't matter what you and I may think

St Paul Baptist

church celebrates

79 years of service


THE New St Paul Baptist
Church has celebrated its 79th
anniversary under the theme "The
church with an open door".
St Paul's was founded in 1929 by
the late Rev Richard Higgs. It was
later led by Rev Dr Arthur Samuel
Colebrook followed by Rev
Octavius Brennen until 1988 when
the current pastor assumed the
Mr Sydney Collie, MP for Blue
Hills and his wife. Dr Bernard
Nottage, MP for Bain and Grants
Town, and his wife celebrated with
the church in a special service of
praise and worship.
Music was provided by the New
St Paul praise team and Bain Town
Children Ensemble.
The message was delivered by
Rev Gregory Bullard, pastor of
the Cornerstone Christian
Ministry in Freeport, Grand
The service was brought to an
end with a post-anniversary cele-
bration. The service climaxed as
Bishop George Osbourne Fowler,
pastor of -'-tie: .i H~l t'
Ministries, Fox HiI,'ftf 4'' f-


God knows what will be.
So to say to this young lady she
should have been saved a long time
ago is not up to anyone to decide
but God. The important thing is, she
has accepted the Lord as her per-
sonal Saviour. What blew me away
about this situation is how quick
things start to unfold for her. Seeing
that brought me to the determina-

tion that God was only waiting on
.her to position herself, so she could
receive what He had for her. That
says to me very loudly that no mat-
ter what we do or say God only has
good things in store for those who
serve Him in spirit and truth.
You might not understand my
excitement for this person...and
unfortunately I am not at liberty to
explain. She was holding herself
back in delaying her decision for so
long. I also understand that nothing
happens before its time. No matter
how we try to force it. When it is
supposed to happen it will happen.
Only God is privy to that informa-
tion. He knows the beginning, the
middle and the end.
The part we are to play is making
sure we make that decision for our
lives. That is all, no-one can make
that decision for us. My point is
there is nothing good that God will
withhold from those who walk
according to His plan for their
lives. So the longer we take, the
longer we hold our blessing up
from God.

There is nothing
good that God will with-
hold from those who
walk according to His
plan for their lives. So
the longer we take, the
longer we hold our bless-
ing up from God.

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DEACONS Maria. Antoinette
Roach and Paulette Maria
Cartwright will *be ordained to
priesthood by Rev Drexel Gomez
on Monday, the Feast of St
Bartholomew the Apostle, at Christ
Church Cathedral, at 7.30pm.
Deacon Roach, assistant curate at
St Gregory's parish, Carmichael, is
the daughter of Canon Neil Eric
Roach, former rector of Holy Cross
parish. She was ordained to the
Diaconate of the Anglican Diocese
of The Bahamas and the Turks and
Caicos last evening.
Her ordination is an historic
moment in the life of the local
church, as this is the first
father/daughter priest combination
in the diocese.
Before entering the priesthood,
Deacon Roach served as director of
education for the Anglican Central
Education Authority.
Ms Roach is a 2007 graduate of
Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University,
England, having earned a diploma
in ministry, and successfully com-
pleting courses in spiritual direction
and spiritual leadership formation.
Deacon Cartwright, assistant
curate at Paul's parish, Long Island,
is also a former educator, having
taught for 20 years with the Ministry
of Education.
A native Long Islander, Paulette
was born on September 17, 1955, to
Arthur and Olga Major in the settle-
ment of Berry's. Her early education
took place on Long Island, with sec-
ondary education continuing ing
Nassau at C C Sweeting Senior
Following graduation, Paulette
was employed as an accounts
clerk/cashier at Barclays Bank in
Nassau for five years, before joining
the teaching profession.
Mrs Cartwright is a 2007 graduate
of Codrington College, Barbados,
and also a graduate of the College of
The Bahamas, with a degree in sec-
ondary teacher education.
She is married to Mr Andrew
Cartwright and they have three sons
and a daughter.
Deacons Roach and Mrs
Cartwright will join other Anglican
female priests Reverends Angela
Palacious, Beryl Higgs, Willish
Johnson and Erma Ambrose, in
sacred ministry.

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and two fishes

FROM page 19

become so popular. Like the disciples
we wish people well but have no inten-
tion of taking positive action to help
the situation.
And, again like the disciples, what
prevents us from taking positive action
is 'often the realistic assessment that the
little we are able to do is not really
going to make any appreciable differ-
But in the gospel we see that when
we translate our care and compassion
into positive action, the little we are
able to do is multiplied by God's grace
in such a way
that it becomes g
more than suf- What prevents
ficient for the
need. All that us from taking
Jesus needs
from us to feed positive action
the hungry is often the
crowds of the realistic assess-
world is our
"five loaves ment that the
and two fish." little we are
Why didn't lite we are
Jesus just go on able to do is
and produce not really going
bread from
thin air to feed to make any
the crowd? appreciable
Because God
needs our "five difference.
loaves and two
fish" in order
to perform the
amazing miracle of feeding the five
thousand. I would like to conclude by
sharing with you this story of how a
certain Indian boy tried to contribute
his own "five loaves and two fish."
Tidal waves washed thousands of
starfish ashore and they were dying on
the sandy beach in the hot sun. People
walking on the beach crushed the fish
under their feet. An Indian boy walked
with more care, once in a while stoop-
ing down, picking up a starfish and
throwing it back into the sea. One man
who saw what he was doing challenged
him. "Young man," he said, "what do
you think you are doing. With the thou-
sands of starfish on the shore, what dif-
ference does it make throwing one or
two back into the sea?" The Indian boy
slowly bent down, picked one more
starfish and threw it back into the sea.
"For that one," he replied, "it sure
makes a lot of difference."
As individuals, as communities and
as a world, we suffer all kinds of hunger
for food, for love, for peace. God is
able and willing to satisfy all our
hungers. But God is waiting for men
and women who believe enough to give
up their lunch pack, their "five loaves
and two fish," which God needs to
make the miracle possible.

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Not settling'

Tribune Features Editor

WHAT do you do
when you wake up
one morning and
everything that you've done,
everything that you are
doing, your work, your
friends, your ministry the
person that you are and the
road that you are travelling -
comes into question?
If we're honest we've all had, to some
degree, a moment where we've questioned
our purpose, our reason for being and
wondered whether our current situation is
all our life will ever be.
For Ricardo Clarke, the moment would
be more than just a passing thought or a
single sleepless night it would redirect his
focus and cause him to make room for
what before was the unthinkable.
Stripping away the unnecessary accou-
trements that people gather mindlessly as
they live from day to day, Ricardo found
his voice. He found his message. He
became a witness, and 'Uprising' set to be
released this fall, is his testimony.
Set against the rhythmical backdrop of a
spirit-filled neosoul/reggae vibe,
Ricardo's "soulful inspirations", as he
describes the songs on the album, speak of
the individual being empowered, and
encourage listeners to reach for a life filled
with meaning not settling for mediocrity
or an existence without joy or one that is
bereft of passion.
"You deserve more. If you have a pas-
sion, don't be afraid to go after it. Take a
chance," Ricardo said.
"I'm calling people to a higher place, to
not settle, to not view themselves as less
than. You can take a chance on life, and
life will reward you with its greatest rich-
Featuring 13 songs on the album,
including 'Not Settlin', 'Sound Of Rain'
and 'Fire On The Inside', Ricardo stays
the course with a message of inspiration
and empowerment. "It's about you seeing
that greater good for yourself. Maybe
being misunderstood, but you have that
fire on the inside."
A unique element of the album,
Ricardo points out, is that there are no fea-
tured performers or guest artists perform-
ing alongside him. Though he has many
friends in the local gospel music scene -
Ricardo sought their advice and collabo-
rated with a number of them, including Mr
Links, Christian Massive, Monty G, D J
Counsellor, on the production side of the
album he held tightly to the voice and
the lyrics of the album, keeping them as his
"I wanted to represent what I was
about, and not necessarily bring someone
else's message on board. I felt the need to
identify what I'm about and my sound," he


Like the words of the song from a
distant childhood, 'It Only Takes A
Spark' it was a moment's reflection
that set Ricardo on his path to
"I remember one day I was getting up
to go to work. I was preparing for a con-
ference, and I was just going through the
message and I realized that I was not
driven to be where I was.
"I had a nice income, had a decent life
was paying the light bill. the water bill
mortgage just getting up and payin-
bills and.I thought, is this the sum total
of what you're worth, and I just started tu
shed things that made me common, that
made me blend in."
"It was like a nagging feeling, like dude,
you stuck." he said. "I compared myself
with what I could be you are this, but you
could be this 1 could do more I just had
this awakening everything I said is upris-
ing. And I just started making some
changes, I started rearranging some
Ricardo's 'Uprising' would not only
cause him to take a look at his own life,
however, but at the people who were
around him also.
"I started to evaluate everything -
church work, community work, and I saw
that I was settling in more than one area -
it was like, yes, you were doing good, but
is that your best, and is this where you
should be.
"I evaluated my church work...and I
evaluated the people I worked with to see
whether they were draining me, and I
started to sift away certain thing that took
away from me."
Ricardo said he began to re-examine
everything and everyone in his life, bring
everything "under surveillance" and he
began to see that people weren't working
because they were happy, but instead it
was something they felt they should be
This, however, was not the road that he
wanted to take. "I want to do stuff
because it's something personal and con-
nected to my purpose."

While Ricardo's 'Uprising' would begin
as a man reflecting on his life, his relation-
ship with music has been in development
for a lifetime. And while he may not have
been known for his vocal prowess,
Ricardo, as he says, has always been a
musical person, and has long been recog-
nised as an essential part of his church's
choir, Calvary Deliverance, East Street
From his perspective, the whole "music
thing" started with him realisin that he
could translate a message through song. "I
worked with kids for about a year and a
half and I found out that sometimes peo-
ple would listen to you casually, but if I
put it to music they would listen to it more
"If I put it in a song it really captured
their imagination, and exploring that real-
isation made me more interested in the
music knowing that I could incorporate a;

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for mediocrity or an existence wit

message in that."
And his involvement with music would
only grow when he was invited to partici-
pate in a Youth Alive project. Asked to
produce a song for the annual conference,
Clarke's song was the first one chosen as a
lead single.
Despite this history, however, his
attempt at creating an album was met with
surprise, and even some resistance.
"Most people would not have seen the
music coming from me. Dude. I don'
know, I'm just following what I think I
should be doing as misunderstood as
your dream may be, as far out as it may be,
you should pursue it I'm representing
that. I just want to encourage people.who
are seeing me doing something that it is
kind of different for me that you can do
that thing that you wanted to do, but were
maybe too timid to try.
"When I started to work on my music, I
started to lose a couple of people they
were like, 'why you singing', 'why you got
to deal with that', they were misunder-
standing what I was trying to do, and join-
ing myself to m music helped me to get rid
of some people..."
While conflict and questions seem to
emerge on every side, the mission and the
music remained clear for him.
"The album is purpose taking its
course," he said. "I didn't sit down and try
to write an album, I did one song and I
have equipment home I started to pro-
duce and write and it just turned into
As time went on Ricardo started a
myspace page ,nd ihis avenue opened
another realm for hwi, allowing him to

connect with musicians and other profes-
sionals in the music industry living outside
of the Bahamas.
"Most of the guys I worked with are not
Christians. I do production myself, but I
wanted a certain sound on certain songs -
a live band sound or live reggae band
sound so I worked with a couple of reg-
gae artists who, when they work they tour
Europe with the likes of Luciano, Sizzler,
Morgan Heritage."
Originally scheduled for release over
the summer, the album's drop date was
pushed back because of a switch in pub-
lishing companies to make sure his music
was registered properly.
According to Ricardo, all of the songs
on the album have a message that he can
personally relate to. The songs, 'Not
Settlin' and 'Uprising', speak to the stages
that people go through when they are try-
ing to give birth to a dream. He adds, how-
ever, that he also tried to create a balance
where he didn't air everything about him-
self, but addressed situations that had uni-
versal themes.
"I'm a pretty passionate person, and I
don't believe you should do anything if the
passion is not there. The heart of the music
comes from the passion because I can
relate to it. I not only have stuff that deals
with biblical issues, but social issues, crime
and self-esteem as well."

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