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Volume: 104 No.251 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2008 PRICE 750

cocaine s



man is shot

to death






[l By PAUL G
Tribune Staff Reporter
ALMOST $10 million worth of
cocaine was seized yesterday by
officers of the Drug Enforcement
Unit who intercepted a go-fast
boat off Spanish Cay in the Aba-
Packaged in 22 suitcases, the
drugs have a combined weight of
more than 640 kilos.
Speaking from the DEU head
office on Thompson Boulevard,
Superintendent Anthony Fergu-
son hailed this latest seizure as a
major success not only for his
team, but also members of
"Officers of DEU along with
members of the police marine
team of New Providence and the
marine team from Grand
Bahama were doing routine oper-
ations in the northern Bahamas
when they observed a 27-foot go-
fast boat leaving a small cay,
Spanish Cay.
"Two persons were onboard
this boat. Officers became suspi-
cious and decided to check this
boat. As they approached, they
.noticed that the boat turned
around and headed back to the
cay. As they pursued it, the occu-
pants of the boat beached it, and
got out of the vessel and ran into
the bushes," he said.
It was at this time that assis-
cance was called in from the
OPBAT team and a helicopter
was sent. With the assistance of a
team of officers, Spanish Cay was
searched along with the neigh-
bouring cays.
The two occupants of the ves-
sel, a Bahamian man and woman
are both in police custody.
The street value of the cocaine
is estimated at more than $9.6
Supt. Ferguson said the police
expect to make additional arrests
in this significant drug seizure,
which is the largest the unit has
made in some time.
Spanish Cay is a small island
resort nestled between north
Abaco and the eastern tip of
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STARTLING testimony by a
key prosecution witness yester-
day brought an outburst from
'one of two brothers charged in
the June 2002 murder of Mario
Nadia Rolle, a former girl-
friend of murder accused Ryan
Miller, was the second prosecu-
tion witness to take the stand on
day four of the Mario Miller
murder trial. Miller, 28, was
found brutally stabbed to death
in bushes near the Super Value
Food Store in Winton on June
22, 2002. Brothers Ryan Miller
,and Ricardo Miller, alias Tamar
Lee, are charged with his mur-
Ms Rolle testified that around
the time Mario Miller was mur-
dered, she and Ryan Miller had
been in a relationship for some
two and a half months. Ms Rolle
recalled that on June 17, 2002
she and Ryan got into an argu-
ment and he told her that their
relationship was over. Ms Rolle

claimed that there had been a
misunderstanding over a rumour
and that she had just wanted to
let him know that' the rumour
was not true.
She told the court that on Sat-
urday, June 22,2002 she went to
speak with Ryan Miller at his
apartment off Mackey Street
sometime after 7 am. She
recalled seeing a car that
belonged to Lance, a friend of
Ryan's, parked outside the apart-
ment. According to Ms Rolle,
Ryan's sister Louise had told her
that Ryan was not there. Rolle
told the court that she waited for
him for about two and a half
hours before both Ryan and
Ricardo, who she also knew as
"Cardo", came walking into the
According to Ms Rolle. Ryan
told her that he had something to
do and asked her if she would
wait. She said she agreed to wait
and within five or ten minutes
both men left in Ryan Miller's
grey Sentra.
Ms Rolle told the court that

she asked Ryan's sister to give
her his work clothes to iron. She
then called a friend and asked
her to pick her up from the
apartment. According to Ms
Rolle, Ryan's sister said that she
was hungry and they went to
Checkers Cafe. She said that on
the way there she spotted Ryan's
Ms Rolle testified that when
they got back to the apartment
she saw blood on the right back
fender of Ryan's car as well as
green duct tape and beige
coloured "doctor" gloves inside
the vehicle. Ms Rolle told the
court that Ryan took a while to
answer the door and when he
did. he was bareback and his
hands were bloody.
"Ryan said Cardo was in a
fight and his hand had got cut
and he was trying to stop the
bleeding," Rolle said. Accord-
ing to the witness Ryan also had
a scrape on his upper left arm.
At that point Ryan Miller
SEE page eight

A 34-YEAR-OLD man,
believed to be out on bail for
murder, was shot to death yes-
terday, raising the murder count
to 51 for the year.
" According to initial informa-
tion from the police, gunmen
kicked in the kitchen door of
house number 588 on Jacaranda
Street around 3am in the
Pinewood Gardens community
and opened fire on the man as he
slept with his 23-year-old girl-
friend. '
While police have yet to
release the man'- identify The
rb.rihun, wa inormed that he iS
believed to have been associated,
with a. double homicide in the
Golden Gates area a few years
The unidentified woman
remains in serious, but stable con-
dition at the Princess Margaret

After the gunmen had fled the
scene, the 23-year-old woman got
into a vehicle and drove to the
East Street South police station
from where she was taken to the
hospital. .
, The woman was shot in her left
leg, and her deceased boyfriend
was shot severaltimes in his chest
and died of his injuries at the
Police have launched an inten-
sive investigation into this latest
Additionally, the badly burned
bodN that as found in the trunk
sol a c-' oLff- Bacardi Road has
been classified as the 50th murder
of the year.
Assistant Supt. Walter Evans
said that as the body was burned
beyond recognition, the police
are having difficulty identifying
SEE page eight

SOME OF the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union
employees gather outside Workers House yesterday.

Hotel union employees

gather at Workers House

to demand their salary
Tribune Staff Reporter
MORE than a hundred Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Work-
ers Union employees gathered outside Workers House yesterday to
demand their salary. They said the union owes them two weeks back
Union Secretary General Leo Douglas said that an unauthorised per-
son had told the media that the 114 employees were there to collect
their children from the school housed at the union's headquarters.
What the press was told was that Workers House Academy, located
at Workers House on Harrold Road, had closed because teachers
had not been paid. Parents were urged to collect their children.
"I heard calls on the radio saying that parents must come pick up
their children. That person was very wrong for doing that," said Mr
Douglas. "We want it to be known that that was not the case.
"When I wvalked down there, I know the gate was closed, but I
know they were trying to make a point with some of the people con-
nected with the trustees."
According to Mr Douglas, some of the union's trustees have refused
to sign, not just payroll cheques, but other cheques needed to run the
He said the trustees have once again brought union business to a
He said they have gone so far as to take the payroll to a trustee in
Grand Bahama to get a signature, but the trustee refused to sign.
"We need trustees to signs cheques every day. Right now there are
a bunch of cheques sitting there with my signature and the treasurer's
signature, we just need a trustee's signature," he said.
Mr Douglas said this situation is a "worst case scenario" for union
"I see tears in people's eyes because they have their little children and
they have to go home without a payroll again," he said.
"There are many single mothers who are only depending on their lit-
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McDonald's downtown
drive-thru is now open
24 hours
Friday & Saturdays

Testimony sparks an I outburstf.rom

one of accused in, Ma'r'l"o.,,,Mi"Uer trial



Senior Bar member hits out

at state of judiciary buildings

Family seeks

man missing

for almost

two weeks
THE family of a 45-year-old
man is desperately seeking their
loved one who went missing
almost two weeks ago.
Captain Bernard Burrows
was last seen at 5am on Mon-
day, September 8, on Paton
Crescent in the Eastwood sub-
He was wearing a white T-
shirt and black pants at the time
of his disappearance.
If anyone has seen Captain
Burrows or has any informa-
tion about his whereabouts
please call the police or the
family at telephone numbers
465-2164; 477-6854 or 324-8897.

BECAUSE the judicial system does
not come to a grinding halt, the polit-
ical directorate seems to overlook the
serious physical condition of build-
ings in which members of the judi-
ciary are expected to work, McKinney
Bancroft and Hughes senior partner
Brian Moree told The Tribune yes-
The senior member of the Bar had
a case of his postponed indefinitely
when Senior Justice Anita Allen
refused to hear cases while her court
was in such an appalling state.
Mr Moree described the condition
of Justice Allen's court as a "terrible
indictment on the political direc-
torate" and the successive govern-
ments that have failed to provide ade-
quate infrastructure for the judicia-
"I think it is disgraceful that we

should expect any of our judges to
work under those conditions. I don't
know whether it is simply a lack of
resources or whether it is a question
of priorities, but unfortunately
because the judicial system does not
come to a grinding halt, largely due to
the commitment and professionalism
of those involved in the system, the
political directorate seems to over-
look the serious state of affairs which
exist due to the physical infrastruc-
ture," Mr Moree said.

On Monday, Senior Justice Anita
Allen's office was extensively dam-
aged by a leaking roof. Earlier in the
year Ministry of Works inspectors
declared the building unsafe and unfit

for work after it was discovered that a
portion of the floor was sinking in.
Mr Moree said that it is "incom-
prehensible" to all those who are fre-
quently in the courts, why the political
directorate does not provide adequate
"I don't think that any of the politi-
cians themselves would seriously sug-
gest that judges of the Supreme Court
or any other professional person
should be expected to work in these
"The question is why does this hap-
pen? I don't know whether the
Ministry of Works, because they're
so busy or a lack of priority but
whatever it is, it is a terrible indict-
ment on the political directorate that
they would allow this to continue
for such a long period," Mr Moree

BNT joins call for ban on harvesting of sea turtles

?. TrXustsays tl e animals

- -are regional resource

in the Bahamas

THE Bahamas National
Trust (BNT) is urging the gov-
ernment of the Bahamas to
immediately implement a ban
on the harvesting of sea tur-
"As a signatory to interna-
tional agreements which pro-
tect wildlife, including the
Convention on Biological
Diversity, the harvesting of
these endangered species
sends a confusing message to
the conservation community,"
the BNT said in a press
"Allowing the harvesting,
also damages to our interna-
tional image, and has nega-
tively impacted our tourism
industry. The desire to pro-
tect sea turtles has sadly cre-
ated a dark economic incen-
tive for fishermen as they play
onrthe sympathies of the pub-
lic, forcing them to pay large
sums of money to rescue cap-
tured turtles."
The Trust explained that the
sea turtles in the Bahamas are '
a regional resource "their
extensive migrations means
turtles move through the
waters of many nations

throughout the Caribbean."
!'Increasingly, Caribbean
nations have banned the har-
vest of sea turtles in their
"The Trust feels the
Bahamas should join with our
neighbors in protecting this
,shared resource," the BNT

The BNT argued that the
Bahamas must recognize and
honour the pledge it made,by
signing the Convention on
Biodiversity, which was that
we work to avoid the extinc-
tion of any more Bahamian
"The taking of sea turtles a
globally endangered species -
violates the spirit of that
pledge. The BNT joins the
Bahamas Sea Turtle Conser-
vation Group, the Nature
Conservancy, the Bahamas
Humane Society, Friends of
the Environment, and
BREEF in the call for a total
ban on the harvesting of sea
turtles in the Bahamas."

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Two Cuban-Americans

apprehended by US

Coast Guard and RBDF

TWO Cuban-Americans were apprehended in a joint oper-
ation between the United States Coast Guard and the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force in the central Bahamas.
On Thursday, the Defence Force received information about
a vessel in the area of Williams Island, located on the western
side of Andros. -
The Defence Force immediately dispatched one of its newly
acquired go-fast vessels to the area.
A Coast Guard vessel had intercepted an American registered
36-foot open hull vessel with three 250 horse power mercury out-
board engines.
Two men were aboard the open hull vessel.
The vessel and crew were subsequently handed over to
the Defence Force officials and brought into the capital
where they were turned over to Immigration officials for pro-
The vessel is presently being held at the Coral Harbour Base.

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Bandits rob

of NEMA, accepting the
cheque from Deborah Bur-
rows, treasurer of Bahamas
Bridal Association.

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Man charged

with murder in

Grand Bahama

Freeport gas

station with

Tribune Freeport Reporter

Bahama Police are investi-
gating an armed robbery of
the East Mall FOCOL Ser-
vice Station on Wednesday
Two suspects entered the
service station around 9.40pm
with a shotgun and robbed
the employees of an undeter-
mined amount of cash.
Chief Superintendent of
Police Basil Rahming said sev-
eral police units were dis-
patched to the scene to inves-
'According to a female
worker, 'the two suspects, who
covered their faces with white
T-shirts, forced customers
inside to lie down on the floor:
One of the suspects then
grabbed the 'cash register and
the two men fled the scene
on foot.
The gunman was described
as being about 6'3" tall, of
slim built.
He was wearing a yellow
T-shirt underneath a bullet-
proof vest and blue jeans.
His accomplice is said to
be about 5'7" tall, of slim
built and wearing a white
shirt and a pair of long blue
Mr Rahming said anyone
with information concerning
the matter is asked to con-
tact the Central Detective
Unit in Freeport at 350-

man arraigned
on armed
robbery charge
A 25-year-old man was
arraigned in the Magistrate's
Court yesterday on an
armed robbery charge.
According to court dock-
ets, Vincent Thompson on
Wednesday, July 16, while
concerned with others an4
armed with a handgun,
robbed Goldie Jewellers of
$102 cash and $29,226 in
assorted jewellery, the prop-
erty of Luella Rolle.
Thompson, who was
arraigned before Magistrate
Carolita Bethel at Court
Eight, Bank Lane, was not
required to plead to the
He was remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison. His case
was adjourned to January
13, 2009, for a preliminary

Raymond Bethel/BIS photo

Bahamas Bridal
makes donation
THE National Emergency
Management Agency
(NEMA) accepted a cheque
in the amount of $500 from
the Bahamas Bridal Associ-
ation to assist residents in
Mathew Town, Inagua, as
they rebuild following the
destruction caused by Hur-
ricane Ike on September 7.
The presentation was held
at Luciano's restaurant on
East Bay Street on Wednes-
Pictured is Chrystal Glin-
ton, first assistant secretary

Ms Smith was stabbed to
death at the Pepper Pot Take-
Away Restaurant on East
Sunrise Highway.
Beneby was represented by
attorneys Simeon Brown and
Alexandrio K Morley. The
accused was not required to
enter a plea to the murder
Magistrate Ferguson
adjourned the matter to
March 18 when a preliminary
inquiry will be held to deter-
mine if there is sufficient evi-
dence for Beneby to stand tri-
al for murder in the Supreme
Beneby was remanded to
Her Majesty's Prison until
that date.

Local producer backs Bahamian

recording artists over compensation

RENOWNED local producer Fred
Ferguson yesterday argued in favour
of Bahamian recording artists being
given the same compensation for per-
forming that foreign acts receive when
they come to the Bahamas.
Mr Ferguson's statement comes
after a group of Bahamian artists
spoke out against what they call unfair
treatment by major concert promoters,
regarding the September 26 conceit,.
featuring multi-platinum artist Lil'
Wayne. I
"Obviously in our own country
there is definitely no support and
nothing in place to ensure that local
entertainers are treated fairly, except
when it is time for election, other than

that you do not get any type of recog-
nition," Mr Ferguson said.
He said when election time rolls
around, 'Bahamian recording artists
get top billing and are used to draw
people to the rallies, but when the fes-
tivities are over, the persons involved
do not remember them until the next
election. '
'If every thing was in place, such'
as local radio stations that played local'
music, local nightclubs where local
artist. couild.perform, in the perfect
worldd they wouldn't have to promote
themselves as they would already be
known," Mr Ferguson said.
However,.Mr Ferguson said that he
refuses to produce a rap music,
"I don't buy into the argument that
anything recorded by a.Bahamian is

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Bahamian music. If you let a Jamaican
record on a junkanoo song, is it then
Jamaican music? I don't buy that,"
Mr Ferguson said.
The music producer said it is
because of these reasons that he and
his partner Ronald Simms opened
their own club, the Tamarind Tree,
where Bahamian performers can
come and perform for locals.
"No one should treat you better
than your own people when you are in
your own home, and Lil' Wayne might
be an international artist, but he is
coming to the Bahamas where we.
have our own top artists, and every
country has its own top artists and
they should be getting the same
billing. I support that 100 per cent,"
Mr Ferguson said.


Tribune Freeport
FREEPORT A 22-year-
old Lucaya man was charged
with murder in the Freeport
Magistrate's Court yesterday.
Benjamin Horace Beneby
Jr, of No. 8 Scarborough
Place, Midshipman Road,
appeared before Magistrate
Debbye Ferguson in Court
It is alleged that on Sep-
tember 12, Beneby, being con-
cerned together with another,
intentionally caused the death
of Jody Smith, 26, of Pinedale,
Eight Mile Rock.

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"I vex because I tired of how stink and
nasty Bahamian people are in the service
industry. Every time I go to the foodstore
the cashiers act like you doing them a
favour when it's their job to ring up my
food. How hard is it to scan couple things,
and gimme my change out the register?
On top of how slow they is be, they have
the nerve to skin up their face and can't
make eye contact when you say 'Good
"It ain' my fault youcan't find a better
job other than cashing. Go to school, get a
degree and fix ya' face."
"I vex because I said it before and I still
saying it again. I can't take these reckless
drivers who carry on like they own the
road and almost cost people their life day
after day. I was driving on West Bay Street
this week going past Fish Fry when this
huge container truck just burst out da' cor-
ner speeding and almost run me off the
"It was 11am so I ain' believe he was
already drunk. Just another dumb and
wutless driver who never should have got-
ten a license and should not be driving a
huge truck to say the least. I hope people
like him catch some sense before they cost
me or you our lives."

"You know wb I| vex bout? Ho% peo-
pie over here could charge hard-working
people more than $20 for stingy food what
gie' ya' gas and try pass themself off as a
restaurant? I sick and tired of spending all
my money on hurtin' belly food what is
leave ya' hungry in couple of hours.
"People should be ashamed of them-
selves, taking advantage of the public."
"(I happy because) we finally got a no-
nonsense Immigration Minister. Sir, go fa
ya sef and please don't forget us in
Eleuthera. Run cross here and fix we up
too' cause we got plenty of dem illegal
people over here. You will be shock,
. north, central and south. They taking all
we jobs and they got all dem white people
you know, the winter residents by the head
we wondering how this happening.
"Sir, please hurry come toEleuthera."





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US voters 'shaky' about their country

THEY'RE 12 anxious men and women,
I this group gathered like a political jury in a
New Hampshire conference room on
Wednesday night, after a day that saw the
stock market take another precipitous drop.
That unease comes to the fore as soon as
pollster Peter Hart, who's conducting this
focus group for the Annenberg Public Pol-
icy Centre at the University of Pennsylvania,
asks for a word or phrase describing how
things are going in the country.
"Worrisome," says Kathy Eddings, '60, a
Democrat from Derry.
"Shaky," volunteers Jane Descoteau, 58,
a Merrimack Republican.
"Fear," offers Ryan Melendy, 26, a Man-
chester Republican.
"Off the rails," adds Tom Hickman, 40, a
Hollis independent.
"Catastrophic," judges Joan Rondeau,
66, of Manchester, another independent.
When Hart probes this group of eight
independents, two Republicans, and two
Democrats about what issues they consider
most important, it's the economy, hands
That's hardly surprising given the news of
the last few days. But this is: Only two men-
tion Iraq. The consensus is that things are
going to wind down there no matter who
wins the White House.
Almost everyone thinks 'this will be a
momentous election, but there's an acute
frustration at the trivial nature of the dia-
This campaign has been "nasty," "pet-
ty," "embarrassing," "vicious," "shameful,"
"like listening to children fight." Sick of the
daily rancour and recrimination, the focus
group participants wish the candidates
would spend more time explaining their
own plans and less time attacking their
opponent and that the media would focus
on the issues and not the daily bickering.
They themselves hardly pay any attention to
it, or so they claim.
This group has had it with the incumbent.
George W. Bush is "incompetent," "unqual-
ified," "scary," "dogmatic," and, in an oft-
repeated adjective, "embarrassing." But
neither would Bill Clinton be pleased to be
sitting behind the one-way mirror observing
the discussion. He's "a dirty old man,"
"sick," "an embarrassment," "a cheater,"
and "a scam artist." Only four have even
arit" fuhv

vaguely positive things to say about the for-
mer president.
As for GOP vice presidential nominee
Sarah Palin, she's considered feisty, friend-
ly, family-oriented, and informal. And yet,
some of the bloom has come off the rose
since her convention speech. Several say
she seemed scripted and poorly informed in
her interviews with ABC's Charlie Gibson.
One recurring worry is that with John
McCain 72 years old, and the times tumul-
tuous, it would be risky having someone so
lightly experienced as vice president.
That said, among undecideds, there are
also qualms about whether Barack Obama
is ready. The GOP ticket has experience at
the top and inexperience at the VP slot,
while the Democratic ticket is the oppo-
site, notes Shannon Foose, 36, a London-
derry independent, who says it leaves him
"really at a loss."
When it comes to the choice between
McCain and Obama, the crosscurrents are
strong. Some speak well of McCain's char-
acter or service or independence. But sev-
eral feel he's not the straight talker of 2000,
while others see him as too close to Bush,
worry about his age, or find him dull.
Then comes a surprise: Hickman says he
worries McCain may involve the country
in another war. In the follow-up discussion,
it turns out that six others share that view.
Most are inclined to see Obama in a
favourable light, describing him as honest,
charismatic, persuasive, and smart, and like-
ly to do better on the economy. And yet,
from some of the comments, you sense that
a complete comfort level is lacking.
In a guarded discussion of race, most say
electing the first president of African-Amer-
ican heritage will be good for the country.
One person, however, worries it will mean
an expansion of affirmative action.
After watching the focus group discus-
sion in this small battleground state, I came
away thinking Obama has a better oppor-
tunity with voters like these. But he still
needs to convince them he's up for the job
and that he has a serious plan for the econ-
. omy. That's just one more reason why, in
this campaign, the presidential debates loom

(This article is by Scot Lehigh of the Globe
staff for the New York Times News Service).

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I in the State of New Jersey one of
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ISeptember, 2008, after which date the
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10 reasons why

Bahamas urgently

needs to develop

an LNG industry

EDITOR, The Tribune.
Opportunity, opportunity,
take my advice...
Opportunity, opportunity...
Opportunity never knocks
twice!" Edmundo Ross.
WE live in a world of rapidly
changing socioe-conomic condi-
tions, with the traditional indus-
tries gradually being overtaken
by those dominated by informa-
tion technology and increasing
globalisation. This is precisely
why, tourism and financial ser-
vices, which have proved to be
the main engines of the Bahami-
an economy for the past half cen-
tury, are now facing major chal-
These new developments, well
documented by qualified Bahami-
an economists in recent weeks,
notably a letter which was written
by L Fawkes and published in
"The Freeport News" on Mon-
day, September 1st, need not be
elaborated upon here. Rather, it
is the purpose of this writer to
return to a matter on which he
has already made a number of
contributions- the urgent need
to develop a Bahamian LNG
industry. For, it is submitted, that
properly and efficiently handled,
LNG can prove to supplement
tourism and financial services as a
major component of the Bahami-
an economy.
Accordingly, he hereby sug-
gests ten reasons: why- the
Bahamas should take every
opportunity to develop an LNG
. industry most of the points below
are not new and, indeed, with the
exception of the seventh, have
already been mentioned. How-
ever, it is useful to summarise
them, especially as it would
appear that "the window of
opportunity" to develop an indus-
try based on LNG (Liquefied nat-
ural gas) is rapidly...closing! So,
here goes!
1) Environmentally Sound
Much has been said about the
possible negative impact of hav-
ing an LNG plant (or two) in the
Bahamas. While it is appreciat-
ed that every possible effort must
be made to protect the delicate
ecological balance of our beauti-
ful Islands, it is submitted that
LNG, which rapidly dissolves in
water, poses no great danger to
the ecology of the Bahama
islands. Indeed, the huge oil stor-
age facilities at Clifton Pier and
the many "gas stations", with
tanks holding petrol which may
seep into the water table, pose a
greater threat to the environment
and ecology than LNG plants.
2) Comparatively safe
Again, there has been much
discussion on this aspect, much
of it highly emotional. While
there have been explosions in the
past, major advances in technol-
ogy have greatly reduced the pos-

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



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sibility of an explosion, despite
the fact that L NG is compressed
to 1/660 (one sixth hundredth) of
volume in its gaseous state. Thus,
Trinidad, an island the size of
Andros has four LNG plants,
with not a single serious injury or
death in recent years.
On balance, it is submitted that
living in the shadow of an LNG
plant is no more dangerous than
being a passenger in a modem jet
3) Increased employment
The construction to an LNG
plant requires hundreds of work-
ers. At this time, when there is a
slowdown in the construction
industry, the construction of such
a labour intensive plant would
provide many jobs and thus result
in an improvement in our overall
4) Acquisition of skills and
employiei-o-ifHi Tech workers
It has been rightly pointed out
that once an LNG plant is in
operation, comparatively few per-
sons are required for its opera-
tion. However; some of these are
"hi-tech" posts which would
enable qualified Bahamians to
acquire new skills. This writer
knows of several Bahamians who
are employed in "hi-tech" posts in
the USA. Such persons may be
well persuaded to return home if
we had an LNG industry to
employ them!
5) Increased government rev-
The production of LNG would.
provide a new source of revenue
at a time when the Government is
"strapped for cash", without
imposing new taxes on the
Bahamian public. And while
some have claimed that the
amounts to be gained are low,
there can be no doubt that, in due
course, new arrangements can be
made so that the Bahamas Gov-
ernment may gain more from the
deep pocketed LNG complies.
When the bauxite industry began
in Jamaica, the government of
that island received a small
amount of revenue. However, it
has been increased over the years
and is now quite substantial,
bringing in millions of dollars.
More persistently, in this regard,
the government of Trinidad, is
reaping huge financial benefits
from its four LNG plants, and,
indeed, has plans to invest direct-
ly in them.
6) Development of Light/Pete-
rochemical Industry
Cheap energy is the key to
industrial development. There
can be no doubt that the pres-
ence of LNG plants in the
Bahamas would result in many
more industries coming here,
seeking to make use of cheap
7) Lower electricity bills for all
According to most reports, the
cost of generating electricity could
be considerably reduced by
switching from diesel to LNG.
This is certainly a factor of
tremendous economic signifi-
cance. It was, indeed, heart rend-
ing toQ hear a hard working class
Bahamian co6mpTai 'last Week
that his electricity bill amounted
to over $700, more than $400 of
which was the "surcharge." How
can our people survive with such
high bills, caused by the fact that
diesel oil continues to escalate in
price! When will the price be
right? Surely, if the cost of elec-
tricity can be reduced by using

LNG instead of diesel fuel, then
every single Bahamian household
stands to benefit by the develop-
ment of a Bahamian LNG indus-
8) Major Economic Benefit to
the Economy of the Northern
As has been pointed out by this
writer in another contribution, it
was the dream of Wallace Groves
and the Founding Fathers of
Freeport, that it should he essen-
tially an industrial city, with Nas-
sau the capital being the centre
for tourism and financial services.
In keeping with this concept, it is
suggested that consideration
should be given to the possibility .
of having two LNG plants in the
Northern Bahamas. One can be
that proposed by AES at Ocean
Cay and another may be con-
structed either in Grand Bahama
or Abaco. The site in the Har-
bour of Freeport has been "out"
because of it being too near to
"ruled out" population centres
and so one in the area of High
Rock, Grand Bahama,,or in Aba-
co may-be-considered.
9) Contribution to overall
Development of the Bahamas
According to the letter written
by L Fawkes, the Fleming plan
could result in a transformation of
the economy of the Bahamas "in
line with" with globalisation". An
LNG industry could certainly fit
well into this plan for the7 tr-aff.S-
formation of the Bahamas into
an economic powerhouse' (like
Singapore, Hong Kong or Dubai)
over the years ahead.
10) Highly recommended by
Bahamian Experts
It is significant to point out that
persons such as Mr Jacob Cooper,
scientist, and Mr Michael Moss,
electrical engineer, have com-
mented favourably on an .LNG.
industry here. Incidentally, Mr
Moss recently completed an
assignment in Jamaica where he
advised the government on the
privatization of the Jamaica Pub-
lic Service (Electricity) In this-
regard, isn't it amazing that the
wisdom of Bahamians is recog-
nised abroad, while we in the
Bahamas are reluctant to heed
their advice? As the good Book
says, it is often the case that a
prophet is without honour in his
own country. Need I say more?
Now, Mr Larry Gibson, promi-
nent Bahamian economist has
added his voice to those calling
for favourable consideration of
an LNG industry here. Moreover,
I have had the opportunity to
speak to a Bahamian gentleman
who has spent many years work-
ing at BORCO and who evident-
ly was very well qualified in
advances in modern technology.
He was 100 per cent in favour of
developing an LNG industry, and,
indeed, urged me to continue to
write in support of same in the
This writer has made his con-
tribution in advocating same and
.nust now leave it up to experts in
the technical field to convince
"the powers that be" to take steps
to develop a Bahamian LNG
industry in the limited time that
lies ahead for same. It would be
tragic if, years from now, the
* Bahamas, Living turned down
opportunities to become a major
player in the burgeoning LNG
industry,-would have to turn
around and become an importer
of LNG. "He that hath ears to
hear, let him hear."

Grand Bahama,
September, 2008.


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exits from The Mall At Marathon which are situated on
all those pieces of parcels and tracts of land situated
in the Eastern District, Island of New Providence at the
northwest corner of the intersection of Marathon Road
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2008 in order to preserve the private properties rights
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0 In brief

Senator calls for more training

Man sustains hamians work
minor injuries Bahamians to work at GB Shi.

after car hits

concrete pole
Tribune Freeport

man sustained only minor
injuries after crashing his
vehicle into a concrete util-
ity pole on East Sunrise
Highway on early Thurs-
day morning.
According to police
reports, the accident
occurred around 5am and
involved a black Honda
Accord, license plate num-
ber 5279, driven by Floyd
Nottage, 33, of Sun Ridge
Chief Supt Basil Rah-
ming said the concrete pole
collapsed on impact and
the vehicle was extensively
Mr Nottage was driving
his vehicle west along East
Sunrise Highway when he
lost control in the vicinity
of the McDonald's restau-
The vehicle went onto
the concrete median and
crashed into utility pole.
Police and emergency med-
ical personnel were dis-
patched to the scene.
Mr Nottage was trans-
ported to the Rand Memo-
rial Hospital, where he was
treated and later dis-
Mr Rahming said while it
is not yet known exactly
what caused the driver to
suddenly lose control of the
car and run off the road,
traffic investigators believe
that excessive speed may
have been the cause of the

Officials in

Florida get

2,800 gas



FLORIDA'S Attorney
General's Office says it has
received more than 2,800
complaints about gasoline
price gouging, according to
Associated Press.
As of Friday afternoon,
Duval County had the most
with 273 complaints, fol-
lowed by Hillsborough
County with 256.
The Economic Crimes
Division will review the
complaints and decide if fur-
ther action is necessary.
Earlier in the week, Gov.
Charlie Crist used some
strong language to denounce
alleged gasoline price goug-
ing in the wake of Hurricane
Ike. The governor called it
"outrageous" and "uncon-
scionable" on Tuesday.
Crist said "some people
are so damn greedy that
they want to take financial
advantage" of fears Hurri-
cane Ike will cause short-
ages. State officials, though,
say Florida has plenty of

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Senator Fred-
erick McAlpine is calling for
more training of Bahamians to
work at the Grand Bahama Ship-
yard, where foreign workers
make up a majority of the work-
The shipyard currently
employs 635 foreign workers and
267 Bahamians.
"I beg you as a corporation
along with our government, to
find a way to see to it that more
Bahamians are trained to do
what needs to be done.
"Our government, of which I
am a part of, ought to demand
more with regards to training and
employment of Bahamians at
that facility, and any other where
non-Bahamians are in such large
demand," he said.
Senator McAlpine was speak-
ing at the graduation ceremony
for the Shipyard's apprenticeship
programme last Thursday. Out
of 100 applicants, only six
Bahamians were enrolled in this
year's programme.

He congratulated the six
apprentices for successfully com-
pleting the programme and com-
mended the Shipyard for allow-
ing Bahamians the opportunity
for training and higher education
at the College of the Bahamas
and other institutions.
"I am aware that you have
done good in sending two of your
job holders off to college on a
four-year scholarship. The cor-

portion did good in this respect,
but from where I stand you may
have done better had it been two
per year since your inception
eight years ago.
"This would have given you 16
more fully intellectualised quali-
fied Bahamians, making it even
more advantageous to your cor-
poration and gratifying to the
Bahamians. You did good, but
the question remains in this area,
could you have done better," he
Senator McAlpine expressed
disappointed over the small num-
ber of recruits in the apprentice-
ship programme.
"It would be remiss, however,
if I did not say how much I
appreciate the fact that the Ship-
yard has done a tremendous job
in bringing this programme of
apprenticeship on stream, but I
am also disappointed in the num-
bers as it relates to the yearly
"I cannot fathom the fact that
a multi-million-dollar corporate
industry since its inception eight
years ago averages only six stu-
dents per annum from all the
schools on the island out of over

a hundred applicants.
"Now Shipyard, I think it is
good that we got those six yearly,
but certainly we can do better.
More than six students must be
afforded the opportunity to be a
part of what others are benefit-
ting from in the Bahamas. While
we're doing good, we can do bet-
ter," he said.
Bahamianisation has been an
ongoing issue at the shipyard
since its inception. Union offi-
cials are calling on government to
address the issue.

Senator McAlpine noted that
the Shipyard continues to expand
its facilities in Grand Bahama,
where it now has two dry dock
facilities and a third on the way.
Although he commended the
company on its accomplishments,
he thinks that the workforce con-
sists of too many foreign workers.
"Philippine, Romania, Peru,
India, Canada, Finland, Scotland
and London all these countries
make up the total of 635 persons
employed at the Shipyard, com-
pared to the 267 Bahamians. If
my math is correct, approxi-
mately 70 per cent of your
employees hail from other parts
of the world, whereas a little less
than 30 per cent are Bahamians
even though the project is in our
backyard. When it comes to
training, we must do better," he
"Please don't get this senator
wrong, we don't want you to go,
we want you to stay, but train
more Bahamians while you prof-

it. I recognize there are some eco-
nomic spillages in our communi-
ty from this company the rent-
ing of duplexes, the buying of.
groceries, the busing of employ-1
ees, National Insurance andl
Immigration, etcetera.
"However, as a patriotic
Bahamian and senator of the
government, I would like to see,
one day, my Bahamian brothers
and sisters holding executive
offices as high up as CEO, man-
aging director, chief financial offi-
cer and special projects," he said.
"Please take this as construc-
tive criticism that can be benefi-
cial to your company. You are
doing good with regards to
employment, but you can do bet-
ter when it comes to the employ-
ment of Bahamians," he told
Shipyard executives.
The senator also addressed the
issue of fair random drug testing
at the shipyard.
"It's good for this corporation
to do a random drug testing. Nev-
ertheless, the corporation would
do better to ensure that the drug
testing is exactly that, 'a random
drug test', not skewed in
favour of any particular ethnic
"While I'm in defence of your
random drug testing, I should
remind you that alcohol has the
same affect of impairing one's
judgment as do drugs. Let me be
explicit, don't fire Bahamians for
being drunk on the job and allow
non-Bahamians, who have been
known to be intoxicated on the
job, to remain employed. That's
not doing good or better, that's
just unfair," he said


A. NIHON late of New Moon
House, Eastern Road in the
Eastern District of the Island
of New Providence one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against
the above Estate are required to send
the same duly certified in writing to the
Undersigned on or before the 30th day of
September, 2008, after which date the
Executor will proceed to distribute the
assets having regard only to the claims of
which it shall then have had notice.
AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all
persons indebted to the said Estate are
requested to make full settlement on or
before the date hereinbefore mentioned.

Attorneys for the Executor
P. 0. Box N-3247
Ocean Centre
Montagu Foreshore
East Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas.

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The Securities Commission of The Bahamas, a statutory agency
responsible for the oversight, supervision and regulation of the Investment
Funds, Securities and Capital Markets in or from The Bahamas, as well
as the supervision of Financial and Corporate Service Providers, invites
applications from qualified Bahamians for the following position:
* Ensuring that participants in the industry are in compliance with
provisions under the legislation
* Overseeing the litigation matters of the Commission
Qualifications and Experience:
* Called to the Bahamas Bar at least 3 years
* Court / litigation experience

* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Excellent legal research skills
* Excellent analytical skills
* Proficient in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, particularly
A competitive salary and benefits are being offered. To apply, please
write attaching a resume to:
P. O. BOX N-8347
Fax: 356-7530
E-Mail: info@scb.gov.bs
Applications should be submitted no later than September 30,2008

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT- The issue of Bahamianisation con-
tinues to be an ongoing concern at the Grand Bahama
Shipyard, where 70 per cent of the workforce consists
of foreign workers.
Dave Barr, vice-president of the Grand Bahama
Port Authority Workers Union, said it is "unaccept-
able" that only 267 of the 902 persons employed at the
shipyard are Bahamians.
The union is calling on government officials to
come to Freeport to address the issue and the re-
implement training programmes for Bahamians at
the shipyard.
"We truly need Bahamianisation to be taken seri-
ously," Mr Barr said Thursday at a press conference.
He claimed qualified Bahamian workers are not
being considered first for positions.
"A lot of times positions come up and we are con-
cerned that expats are getting the jobs. over Bahami-
ans who should be getting the first opportunity," he
"We need more Bahamians in there, and there
needs to be some investigation by immigration as
well as other government departments."
Mr Barr said that the remarks made by Senator
Frederick McAlpine last Thursday at the Grand
Bahama Shipyard's apprenticeship programme grad-
uation regarding Bahamianisation and the need for
training of more Bahamians, were accurate.
"There has been a buzz of late about the speech giv-
en by Senator McAlpine and we want to say to the
public and the government that we agree with him and
we would like to see other officials stand by his com-
ments and look into it," he said.
Senator McAlpine expressed grave disappointment
over the small number of Bahamians enrolled in the
shipyard's apprenticeship programme.
He said: "I cannot fathom the fact that a multi-
million-dollar corporate industry since its inception
eight years ago averages only six students per annum
from all the schools on the island out of over 100
"It is really disheartening to know that the dream of
the late Edward St George to make this facility a
reality literally looks like the United Nations."
Mr Barr added that management has now sus-
pended the apprenticeship programme.
"We are very concerned about this because in our
negotiations they assured us that it was not going to be
stopped. It was supposed to start in September, but it
"Management has told us that they have to tweak
some things and that for the time being it is on hold,
and they haven't given us a time when it will be re-
According to Mr Barr, while there are Bahamian
managers and supervisors, not enough Bahamians


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are being trained to take top positions.
"We are very determined to see this company
Bahamianised. We know it can not be 100 per cent,
but 30 per cent is not acceptable.
"We only can go as far as the government will allow
us to go. We put (the government) there to work for
us and we ask that they come and work for us. It only
fair they come down and meet with the management
team and also with the workers so they can get a
proper assessment as to what is going on," he said.
Mr Barr said the union is also concerned about
alleged threats of dismissal of a union shop steward.
Shop Steward Eudencel McPhee, a foreman in the
maintenance department and yard service, claims that
he was advised by an official that his job is at stake.
Mr McPhee said he was defending a colleague who
had been unfairly penalised by management on Tues-
"I was told by a member of management that I
need to calm down and that I need to tread lightly and
consider the fact that I have a family," he claimed.
"I take that to be threat for speaking out for the con-
cerns of Bahamian workers in this yard and as a shop
steward," he said.
Mr McPhee said it is violation of the company's
industrial agreement for management to threaten the
employment of a union shop steward.
He said that he is not just concerned about himself,
but every Bahamian working at the shipyard.
"We need to make the public aware of what is
going on down here because they do not know the real
issue. The situation is like a keg with a fuse already
attached and once it is lit it is going to go off," he
Mr McPhee said the government needs to step in
and address the issues at the shipyard.
The shipyard-had appointed Joseph Darville as
director of workforce development to liaison between
workers and management. However, Mr McPhee
said that he is unavailable.
"We don't see him, we have never even had a meet-
ing with this man, and we don't even know exactly
what he does here," he said.
The manager in question denied threatening Mr
McPhee's job, but said he was simply trying to advise
him of the proper procedure of presenting a grievance
to management.
. "He was adamant in having an encounter with one
of the top managers in the company to present his
objection to a decision taken. It was never my inten-
tion to threaten any worker, if he got that impres-
sion that was not my intent.
Carl Roppireh, CEO, said management met with
the union on Monday to discuss Bahamianisation
"The issues, among others, are being addressed
and I believe we will be able to resolve them one
after another. It won't be tomorrow, but we are deter-
mined to work on it in the weeks, months and perhaps
even years," he said.

Bahamianisation concern

at Grand Bahama shipyard


Road, Ridgeland Park in the Southern
District of the Island of New Providence
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any
claim or demand against the above Estate are required
to send the same duly certified in writing to the
Undersigned on or before the 30t day of September,
2008, after which date the Executor will proceed to
distribute the assets having regard only to the claims of
which he shall then have had notice.

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

Attorneys for the Executor
P. 0. Box N-3247
Ocean Centre
Montagu Foreshore
East Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas.




No deportations

to storm-crippled

Haiti, for now

NO DEPORTATIONS to storm-crippled Haiti are
planned, federal immigration officials said Friday, an encour-
aging sign to advocates who say the Caribbean country needs
more time to recover before it can deal with fresh arrivals,
according to Associated Press.
No removals from the U.S. are scheduled, and federal offi-
cials were evaluating conditions in the country, said U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Bar-
bara Gonzalez. Haiti is trying to rise from the wreckage left
behind by three hurricanes and a tropical storm within a
"When we feel it's appropriate to resume, we'll notify
members of Congress. There are no imminent removals to
Haiti," said ICE spokeswoman Barbara Gonzalez.
Ralph Latortue, the Haitian consul general in Miami, said
he stopped issuing travel documents for detainees, but depor-
tations had continued.
The halt, even temporary, cheered Haitian advocates.
"We're encouraged by reports that our government is
reviewing the issue of Haitian deportations and assessing
conditions on the ground," said Cheryl Little, executive direc-
tor of the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center.


Detainees' relatives told Catholic Charities Legal Services
in Miami that a group was expected to be sent back to Haiti
Friday. That group didn't go, said Randy McGrorty, chief
executive officer of the agency.
"The fact that they considered doing it is chilling,"
McGrorty said. "The fact that they might resume this is
The conditions in impoverished Haiti are horrendous, lead-
ers say. At least 425 people were killed and thousands left
homeless by severe flooding after the storms.
Relief efforts have been hindered by Haiti's neglected
infrastructure. Aid agencies and diplomats say mass hunger
is a risk because the storms wiped out Haiti's crops and dam-
aged irrigation systems and pumping stations.
Even before the storms, skyrocketing food prices sparked
violent protests across the Western Hemisphere's poorest
country this spring. Haiti's chronic political and economic
instability have prompted a U.S. State Department warning
against travel to the country of 8.5 million people.
Some South Florida congressional members, who represent
the largest Haitian community in the U.S., said they were dis-
appointed that Haitians have not been granted temporary pro-
tected status.
The status allows immigrants from countries experiencing
armed conflict or environmental disasters to stay and work in
the U.S. f6r a limited time. It has been granted to a handful
of African and Central American countries.


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EASY, my people;
don't get ahead of
yourself. I know from a
glance at the title you think
you already know what this
week's column will be about:
More sub-standard service
from one of the many fast
food conglomerates that seem
to be popping up on every
other corner here in New
That's not what I want to
discuss (at this time) but you
are close.
On this occasion no blame
can be cast upon the staff of
one of the eateries as their
service was on point. Actual-
ly it was another customer in
the drive-through line that
caused a fiasco. It seems this
"genius" had decided that
come hell or high water she
was staying in the drive
through line, even after she
had been asked to pull up and
told her order would be out
It was obvious that she
needed to move up because
her order was huge, and it
would take longer than every-
one else's. Exceptionally
longer. Alas, nowadays it has
become painfully apparent
that "Common Sense" is not
so common because the
woman refused to move.
We (that would be me and
the 18 cars behind me) were
all trapped at the hands of a
hungry woman. Actually, we
were trapped behind two
hungry women as the inso-
lent driver had a passenger
of equal girth, double chins,
and horror movie looks riding
with her. It is one thing to
tempt fate with a hungry
woman of normal propor-
tions, but with two gargantu-
an women "mean mugging"
the server at the pickup win-
dow, one had to operate with
-After overhearing these
ladies argue with our server, I
somehow knew that this
super-sized version of Thel-
ma and Louise were not
going to budge. I could not
pull them out of the car and
move them physically, as I
did not have a forklift readily
available. Plus they had that
look they warned all and
sundry that these ladies were
classic maneaters.

I couldn't take that chance.
So there I sat waiting, along
with the 18 other cars stuck
behind me, in the drive-
through from hell.
The restaurant manager
even tried-to no avail-to
move them. They snarled at
her of like two hungry pit-
bulls, adding some choice
expletives drunken sailors
would be proud of.
As fate would have it, the
insolent driver looked in her
rear view mirror to take ;:
her surroundings, and that is
when I came face to face with
the ravenous "Sasquatch".
Before I could look away
(for fear of turning into
stone) the insolent driver,
breathing heavily and
labored, blurts out in her
raspy man-voice, "What your
(expletive of your choice) the
problem is? What are you
(expletive, expletive) looking
Now obviously this lady
didn't know that she was
dealing with a trained "smack
talk" specialist. Without miss-
ing a beat, I retorted, "Noth-
ing much, just Shrek's wife
and Chewbacca having a
lunch date."
This brought laughter from
passersby and the other eigh-
teen cars trapped behind me
(as I am certain it will bring
attention from my priest. Sor-
ry, Father Mel.), but I had an
audience, so the verbal joust
was on.
I was somewhat handi-
capped, though, and pro-
ceeded cautiously as I had my
one year old son with me. (I
don't need to add any new
"colorful" words to his
already expanding vocabu-
lary. I could never explain
that to the wife!)
Also, a part of me felt sorry
them. "Mac" was probably
the most reliable guy they
had in their lives, but why
should their food be hot and
fresh while mine and every-
one else's in the line turned as
cold as ice? At this stage the
server-risking a hernia -
handed them their seven bags
of burgers and whatever else
they couldn't wait for.
I could only wish as they


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fast food

pulled off in their burgundy
Tucson that they would find
one of the many pot holes on
our roads and their food
would spill and become one
soggy mess. It would've been
"dog eat their lunch," so to
It's nice to be important,
but it's more important to be
This whole ordeal remind-
ed me of an adage my grand-

pa used to tell me. You see he
had a farm down in Adelaide
Village, and every weekend
the whole family would go
down and play on the farm
and beach it up. Ever the
sportsman, I would practice
my pitching skills by throwing
hog plums, guineps, mangos
and rocks at the jackass in the
Each night when I'd come
in for supper, my grandpa
would say "One day that is
going .to come back to haunt
I didn't know she'd turn up
in a fast food drive-through
line! Pa, you were always
right. Bon appetite everyone.


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P.O.Box SS-5631
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Annual 'St Francis of Assisi

day, Blessing of the Animals'

THE Bahamas Humane Soci-
ety (BHS) will be holding its
annual "St Francis of Assisi day,
Blessing of the Animals" at St
Christopher's Church at Lyford
Cay on Saturday, October 4, at
"As far as I know, St Christo-
pher's is the only church in the
Bahamas to hold this service",
Kim Aranha, president of the
Bahamas Humane Society said.
Archdeacon Keith Cartwright is
the parish priest at St Christo-
pher's and an animal lover.
"Last year he approached me
with the idea, I was not president
of the Humane Society at the time
but still embraced the idea enthu-
siastically," Mrs Aranha said.
"Quite a few people came out
with their pets, and those that
were not able to come to the
church received a special visit
from the Archdeacon to be
blessed at home".
The service is a short and sim-
ple one, so that the animals do
not get too fidgety or bored.

"Last year, even though we had
dogs and cats, everybody was
peaceful and nobody fought.
There was a calm over them as if
they knew that they were in the
presence of God. There was even
a turtle on hand to receive her
blessing," she said.
Mrs Aranha said she is very
happy that Father Cartwright
chose to hold the service again
this year.
-We need to remind people
whenever possible that animals
are God's creatures too, and that
he created them for us to care for.
"All too often we forget the
silent ones who look to us for
comfort and protection. This ser-
vice is a wonderful reminder.
Hopefully, in the near future some
other churches will choose to hold
their own services on the feast of
St Francis of Assisi Day," she said.
Archdeacon Keith Cartwright,
archdeacon of the Southern
Bahamas and the Turks and
Caicos Islands, is a member of the
Bahamas Humane Society board.


WINSTON PINNOCK presenting a $5,000 cheque to Kei
(l-r)Laurence Burnside, assistant leader of the Classic ;
group; Phill Stubbs,member of Classic Dancers group;
Pinnock, owners of Jamaica Bahama Imports; Ken Ferg
Classic Dancers junkanoo group; John Wildgoose, mer
Dancers junkanoo group.

$5,000 donation to

Dancers junkanoo
* By DENISE MAYCOCK junkanoo seas
Tribune Freeport Reporter I would like
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net junkanooers
alike to suppi
FREEPORT Jamaica uct and all p
Bahama Imports presented a because they
$5,000 donation to the Classic scored anybo
Dancers junkanoo group on selected us an
Wednesday following the com- right direction
pany's recent launch of its newest
product called "Junkanoo Juice
Winston Pinnock, president of
Jamaica Bahama Imports, said
some of the images of the Classic
Dancers' junkanoo costumes
were used for the label design on
its 17.5 fl. oz juice can.
"A very deliberate step was
taken to make this contribution a
success, and that is we as a com-
pany decided to put some of the
images of the Classic Dancers'
best costumes over the years on
our newest product," said Mr
The presentation was made at
Jamaica Bahama Imports offices
on Oak Street, where samples of
the new juice product were on
Mr Pinnock said Juinkanoo
Juice Medley is 100 per cent nat-
ural fruit juice that was devel-
oped in the Bahamas and made
in Thailand.
He noted that Ken "Motor-
boat" Ferguson, leader of the
Classic Dancers, was involved in
the developing the label.
"Even though the product is
not made here it certainly has
what we call the Bahamian
flavour. It is loaded with
pineapple and is one of our
favourite products," Mr Pinnock
"We believe it is an excellent
product and we believe the Clas-
sic Dancers put out excellent cos-
tumes. As Junkanoo Juice Med-
ley sells and succeed we will con-
tinue to keep this commitment
to Classic Dancers."
Mr Pinnock said the product
is available in the entire
Jamaica Bahama Imports was
officially established in 1994.
Since its inception, the company
has grown and now distributes
56 products under the Jamaica
Bahama brand.
"We have worked tirelessly to
fulfill the company's mission
which has been to provide quali-
ty food products at the most
affordable prices in the
Bahamas," said Mr Pinnock.
"I must add that these days
due to the ever increasing cost
of acquiring products the mission
of our company is becoming
increasingly difficult to accom-
"Nevertheless, we are still
committed to that mission."
Mr Pinnock said the company
is fully committed to using the
profits from the product as spon-
sorship of the Classic Dancers.
Junkanoo Leader Mr Fergu-
son thanked Mtr Pinnock for his
generous donation to the Clas-
sic Dancers, who are the 2008
champions in the New Year's
Day Junkanoo Parade.
He said the donation is the
largest his group has ever
received from any one company
in Grand Bahama.
"This is a great gesture and a
timely donation because the

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Dahlia and Winston
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son is upon us, and
to encourage all
and Bahamians
ort this new prod-
roducts from JBI
could have spon-
dy else, but they
id it is a step in the
n," he said.


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husband of
Humane Soci-
ety president
Kim Aranha,
with two of
their dogs,
Spats and
Buddy, in St
Church after
the "Blessing
of the Ani-
mals" service
last October.



late of Pebbles on the Rocks Banks
Road in the Settlement of Governor's
Harbour on the Island of Eleuthera one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claim or demand against the above Estate are
required to send the same duly certified in writing
to the Undersigned on or before the 30th day of
September, 2008, after which date the Executor
will proceed to distribute the assets having regard
only to the claims of which he shall then have had
AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all persons
indebted to the said Estate are requested to make
full settlement on or before the date hereinbefore

Attorneys for the Executor
P. 0. Box N-3247
Ocean Centre
Montagu Foreshore
East Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas.


THOMPSON late of Pilot House
Estates, East Bay Street in the
Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas,

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claim or demand against the above Estate are
required to send the same duly certified in writing
to the Undersigned on or before the 30th day of
September, 2008, after which date the Executor
will proceed to distribute the assets having regard
only to the claims of which it shall then have had
AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all persons
indebted to the said Estate are requested to make
full settlement on or before the date hereinbefore

Attorneys for the Administratrix
P. 0. Box N-3247
Ocean Centre
Montagu Foreshore
East Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas.





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of effectively managing the estate and supervising the household staff.
Candidate must have a technical background to be able to maintain all
equipment on the estate. Previous experience working with large private
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FROM page one

stood up in the prisoner's dock and shouted, "Your
honour, this young lady lying on me."
Justice Stephen Isaacs warned Miller that if he did
not behave he would be removed from the court.
Continuing with her testimony, Ms Rolle recalled
seeing Ryan go outside with a white bucket, but
could not say what he did with it. She also recalled
seeing Ricardo Miller take a Kalik box to Lance's car.
According to Ms Rolle, Ryan told her that he had to
take Ricardo to the hospital to get "stitches." She
recalled that around 1.30pm that day she tried to
drive Ryan's car, but the car would not start and so
she and her sister caught a bus to work, leaving the
car parked outside her home.
The witness told the court that she noticed blood
on the passenger seat on the right side of the car, but
did not think anything of it as she assumed it was
Ricardo Miller's blood. According to Ms Rolle, lat-
er that day Ryan Miller showed up at her job inquir-
ing about the car. She said she told him that the car
would not start and gave him the keys. According to
Ms Rolle, Ryan got into Lance's car with Ricardo and
they drove off. She said she saw him again the fol-
lowing day and on Wednesday of that week.
The witness told the court that around noon on
Wednesday she called Ryan on his brother's cellular
phone and he told her that he was in Andros.
During cross-examination by lawyer Romauld
Ferreira, who represents Ricardo Miller, Ms Rolle
admitted that she had had no conversation with
Ricardo, nor did she see him do anything wrong.
Ms Rolle denied the suggestion by Ryan Miller's
lawyer, Romona Farquharson, that she had been
dumped for the mother of Ryan Miller's child and
not over a misunderstanding as she had told the
court. She also denied the suggestion that after her
breakup with Ryan she had been desperate to get


worth of



FROM page one

Grand Bahama.
Noting this and other drug
seizures this year, Supt. Fer-
guson said that the force is
constantly challenged by per-
sons who try to use the
Bahamas as a drug transition
"But what we have been
doing, and what- we are see-
ing is that members of the
public are providing the police
with good information and the
police are acting on the infor-
mation. So we are very, very
pleased with the assistance
that we are getting from mem-
bers of the public.
"And with that "kind of
assistance I am sure that we
will be able to make many
more seizures, and I would
encourage members of the
public to continue to tell us of
their information and we will
act on it," he said.
Other than the seizure of
the drugs, and the go-fast ves-
sel, Supt Ferguson said no
cash was found on the boat.
The cocaine will be stored in a
"safe location" until the case
has been completed. Follow-
ing the completion of the case,
the drugs will be incinerated,
Mr Ferguson said.

Reports of students

in violent incident
REPORTS came in late yes-
terday of a violent incident
involving a pupil from Aquinas
College and numerous CI Gib-
son students outside Mystical
Fitness & Health Spa at Palm-
dale Shopping Centre
The Aquinas student was
reportedly taken to hospital.
More details will be published
in Monday's Tribune.

back with him.
Ms Farquharson questioned Ms Rolle as to why
she had gone to Miller's apartment and waited for
him for hours, five days after he had broken up with
her. Replied Ms Rolle: "That's love."
She also denied the suggestion that the only rea-
son she had taken Ryan Miller's work clothes was to
create and opportunity for her to speak with him.
Ms Rolle admitted that in her first statement to
police she did not mention seeing blood on Ryan, nor
did she mention seeing gloves and duct tape in his
car. Ms Rolle also admitted that she had visited
Ryan Miller in prison but denied Ms Farquharson's
suggestion that she had told him that if he made up
with her she would go to court and tell the truth. Ms
Farquharson suggested that she had given police
two statements because she had been upset with
Ryan Miller. Ms Rolle said that was not true.
Sean Smith, a friend of the deceased, told the
court yesterday that he had known Mario Miller for
some three years before his death. Mr Smith recalled
seeing Miller driving his green and tan Infinity jeep
on East Street on Saturday, June22, 2002. Mr Smith
said that it was around 10 am when Miller left
Mason's Addition and picked him up. According to
Mr Smith, he and Miller drove to Goodman's Bay
where Miller told him to wait for him. Mr Smith
told the court that Mario headed west and when he
returned they drove to eastern New Providence to
-. Mario's house. He said that at the house Mario
received a phone call and left. Smith said that was the
last time he saw Mario Miller alive.
Prosecution witness Samuel Clarke was also called
to the witness stand yesterday. He told the court of
how he discovered Mario Miller's jeep on June 22,
2002 at Yamacraw Shores. He informed police and
took them to the scene.

FROM page one

tle salaries and that's the prob-
lem right now and I hope the
message gets through to some-
In June the court ordered all
executives, including trustees, to
ensure that the payroll was pro-
duced for employees.
The court order came after
employees had not been paid for



three weeks and others were
struck from the payroll.
"Sometimes the trustee is
reluctant and you have
force them to sign the payroll
through an argument," Mr Dou-
glas said.

34-year-old man is shot to death

FROM page one

the corpse despite claims from residents that it is the remains of a man
who goes by the nickname "Shabba."
"In as much as people are concerned about the numbers (of homi-
cides) our concern as an organization, and I think what we all need to
be concerned about is preventing these things from happening. Where
you have people involved in unresolved issues, we have been con-
stantly saying that those matters have to be resolved in a different way.
"And for persons to resort to acts of violence it will not give the coun-
try a good.appearance, but we believe something can be done. We
believe that many persons can reach these individuals and if they are
able to reach these persons there will be a reduction in acts like this and
we believe we will have a society where people will feel a little more
safe," he said.





HLB Galanis Bain hereby invites Business
Houses and Individuals to bid on a large
quantity of Home and Office supplies. The
items are brand new and all price quotations
must be firm and will be valid for 30 days.

Interested companies or individuals may
collect a copy of The Inventory List from the
Receptionist's Desk in Shirlaw House on
Shirley Street between 9:00 am and
4:30 pm, Monday through Friday or
alternatively call the office and we will mail a
copy of The Inventory List.

The deadline for submission of tenders is
Friday 26th September, 2008.

All offers should be made in writing in a sealed
envelope and delivered to:

Mr. John S. Bain
Receiver & Manager
HLB Galanis Bain
Shirlaw House, Shirley Street
P.O. Box N-3205
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 328-4540

The Receivers reserve the right to reject any
and all offers.

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I (:00) Celtic Thunder Five male singers perform bal- That's Amore: Italian-American Favorites f (CC) My Music: The
U WPBT lads and popular hits spanning the Celtic spectrum of British Beat ft
traditional and contemporary music. f (CC) (CC)
The Insider (N) The Unit "Inside Out" The team NCIS The team meets a woman 48 Hours Myste "Who Killed the
0 WFOR f (CC) works to recover a chip with valu- searching for her husband, a politi- Beauty Queen?" Beauty queen falls
[able information. t (CC) cal refugee from Africa. ft (CC) victim to crime. (CC)
W V Access Holly- Chuck Chuck s nemesis. Bryce, re- Law & Order: Criminal Intent Law & Order: Criminal Intent A
0 WTVJ wood (N) (CC) turns despite having been declared Goren and Eames search for a killer picture leads Goren down a treach-
dead. f (CC) who slays parents. fl (CC) erous path into his past.
(:00) Ch. 7 Cops Deputies Cops Suspects America's Most Wanted: America News (N) (CC)
B WSVN Weekend News pursue a speed- attempt to hide il- Fights Back (N) n (CC)
Late Edition ing car. (N) (CC) legal drugs._
(:00) Local 10 College Football Georgia at Arizona State. (Live) fl (CC)
m WPLG News/Sports
Saturday (N)

:00) CSI: Miami CSI: Miami A masked gunman CSIMiami "Hurricane Anthony" The Sopranos Tony and Johnny
A&E Hard Time" f opens fire at a bar, killing two men Three people are found dead after a Sack haggle over Barone Sanita-
(CC) and wounding one. A (CC) hurricane strikes Miami. tion's future. n (CC)
This Week Cor- BBC News The World Un- BBC News Imagination BBC News Running on
BBCI respondents. (Latenight). covered Amazon (Latenight). (Latenight). Empty
rain forest.
106 & Park: Top * LOCKDOWN (2000, Drama) Richard T. Jones, Gabriel Casseus. Somebodies Comic View:
BET 10 Live Three friends land in prison after a wrongful conviction. (CC) (CC) One Mic Stand
(:00) The Nature * THE BROTHERS GRIMM (2005, Fantasy) Matt Damon, Heath * BEING JULIA (2004) An-
CBC of Things (CC) Ledger. Traveling con men probe a magical mystery. ft (CC) nette Bening. f (CC)
(:00) Deal or No Deal Contestants NBC Primetime The Suze Orman Show "Settling Deal or No Deal Contestants get a
CNBC get a chance to win money. Preview (CC) for Less" (N) (CC) chance to win money. t (CC) a
:00) Lou Dobbs 6 Weeks to Go (N) The Next President: A World of Newsroom
CNN this Week Challenges (N)
S** * *, HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE (2004, Comedy) Katt Williams American Hustle:
COM NAPOLEON DY- John Cho, Kal Penn, Paula Garces. Stoned roommates search for ham- The Movie (CC)
NAMITE (2004) burgers in New Jersey. (CC)
Hannah Mon- CAMP ROCK (2008. Musical Comedy) Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas. Nick Wizards of Wa- Wizards of Wa-
DISN tana Jonas. Celebrity singers coach aspiring musicians at a special summer verly Place very Place ft
camp..n (CC) "Smarty Pants" (CC)
This Old House This Old House Sweat Equity New Yankee Wood Works Wood Works Hammered-
DIY f (CC) Five-star rating. Workshop (CC) Writing desk. Diresta
DW Johannes B. Kerner Bilderbuch Journal: Europa Aktuell Journal: with Euromaxx
DW Deutschland Wirtschaftsbi- Business
(:00) El News 2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Technical and artistic Saturday Night Live Steve Carell;
E! (N) achievements are recognized. (N) Kanye West. n (CC)
ESPN (:45) College Football LSU at Auburn. (Live) (CC) (:45) SportsCen-
ter (C)
ESPNI (:00) Italian Serie A Soccer Teams TBA. 2008 World Series of Poker Main 2008 World Series of Poker Main
ET NI t Event, from Las Vegas. (Taped) Event, from Las Vegas. (Taped)
Daily Mass: Our LaNotte del Profeta: The Night of the Prophet: The Holy Rosary Fr. John Corapi
EWTN Lady Padre Pio of Pietrelcina
IT T Blaine's Low All Star Workouts Strength training Total Body Sculpt With Gilad Mar- Namaste Yoga Namaste Yoga
FIT TV Carb Kitchen and cardiovascular drills. (CC) tial arts. t (CC) Energy flow. "Earth" (CC).
FOX-NC (:00) Fox Report The O'Reilly Factor Special Programming Geraldo at Large f (CC)
(:00) MLB Baseball Philadelphia Phillies at Florida Marlins. From Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Inside the Mar- The FSN Final
FSN FL (Subject to Blackout) (Live) linse Score (Live)
(6:00) Live From PGA Tour Golf Viking Classic -- Third Round. From Madison, Miss. Live From the Ryder.Cup
GOLF the Ryder Cup (Same-day Tape)
(:00) Greed (CC) Play It Back: '80s Game Shows Family Feud Family Feud n Catch 21 (CC) Pyramid n
GSN (cc) (CC) (cc)
Ninja Warrior Ninja Warrior Ninja Warrior Cops "Kansas Cops "Kansas Cops "Cops in Cops "Cops in
G4Tech City" n (CC) City", (CC) Kansas City" Fort Worth" ft
THE LAST COWBOY (2003, Drama) Jennie Garth, EVERY SECOND COUNTS (2008, Drama) Stephen Collins, Barbara
HALL Lance Henriksen, Bradley Cooper. A woman and her Williams, Magda Apanowicz. A penning competitor and her father differ on
estranged father try to salvage a ranch. (CC) her future. (CC)
(:00) Colin & Flipping Out Jeff notices that work Holmes on Homes "Frozen Assets" Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
HGTV Justin's Home around his house isn't getting done. Plumbing and heating issues. f The team helps an extended family
Heist Bedroom. A (CC) in New Orleans. (CC)
(:00) Live From Gospel Music Think It Thru Speechless- Everyday Christian Artist I Gospel "De-
INSP Liberty Southern Style (CC) C ristians Woman Talent Search Wayne Woods"
THREE TO American Idol Rewind "Finale" Family Guy Pe- Family Guy Two and a Half Two and a Half
KTLA TANGO (1999) Season finale (CC) ter beats up a Stewie's first Men n (CC);',. '-,Men fn (CC)
ft (CC) .. . .... ., bully. n (CC) birthday. ft (CC) .
FATAL LESSONS: THE GOOD TEACHER (2004, Dra- * COPYCAT (1995, Suspense) Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter,
LIFE ma) Erika Eleniak, Patricia Kalember. Mysterious Dermot Mulroney. Premiere. A cunning psychopath imitates infamous seri-
events trouble a paranoid woman. (CC) al killers. (CC)
MSNBC :00) Caught on Decision 2008: The Candidates: Decision 2008: The Candidates: Lockup: Corcoran "Extended Stay:
MSNBC camera Sarah Palin Joe Biden Road to Redemption"
NICK iCarly f (CC) iCarly "iPromise Drake & Josh iCarly "iHatch H20 "Fire and George Lopez George Lopez
Not to Tell" fn (CC) Chicks" fl (CC) Ice" n (CC) "Sabes Quake" t (CC)
ABSOLUTION Painkiller Jane ft (CC) W-FIVE Presents: Welcome to News (N) A News
NTV (2006, Drama) Canadaville n (CC) (CC)
Rolex Sports Tradin' Paint (N) NASCAR Perfor- NCTS Setup NASCAR Racin Craftsman Truck Series -- Owik Lin-
SPEED Car Series mance (N) (Live) er Las Vegas 350. (Live)
Secrets: Kim In Touch With Dr. Charles Stanley Hour of Power (CC) Billy Graham Classic Crusades
TBN Clement (CC)
**THE ** WALKING TALL (2004, Action) (PA) The Rock, * ** DIE HARD (1988, Action) (PA) Bruce Willis,
TBS BOURNE SU- Johnny Knoxville, Neal McDonough. A sheriff and a Alan Rickman. A New York policeman outwits foreign
PREMACY (PA) deputy try to rid their town of thugs. (CC) thugs in an L.A. high-rise. (CC)
(:00) Making It Flip That House Over Designed Property Ladder "The Picky Perfec- Trading Spaces "Mom/Daughter" A
TLC Home: Greens- "Sterling" 30-day "Palm Tree Par- tionists' Fabulous Flip" Outdated young mother and a grandmother.
burg (N) schedule. adise" Oasis. ranch house. (CC) (N)
** DIARY OF * LAST HOLIDAY (2006, Comedy) Queen Latifah, Gerard Depar- **', LAST HOLIDAY (2006)
TNT A MAD BLACK dieu, LL Cool J. Premiere. A terminally ill woman lives it up on vacation. Queen Latifah. A terminally ill
WOMAN (2005) (CC) woman lives it up on vacation.
Total Drama Is- Total Drama Is- Total Drama Is- Naruto (N) Naruto "The Ben 10: Alien Samurai Jack
TOON land land land Missed Target" Force
RU Forensic Files Forensic Files Forensic Files Dominick Dunne: Power, Privilege Dominick Dunne: Power, Privilege
TR U & Justice "Family Plot" & Justice (CC)
(:00) Le 3950 Les Annees bonheur "Les Meilleurs moments" Le Petit silvant
TV5 "Best Of' illustr6
TWC :00) Forecast Weather: PM Edition Weekend When Weather Changed History Weather: Evening Edition (CC)
TWC Earth (CC) "Delta 191 Crash" I
U:00) La Hora Sibado Gigante Ron Magil y un nuevo juego ('El Mas y el Menos'); Competicion 'Miss Salvaje'; Fotos de ani-
U N IV erbez mal domestic de celebridad animalss domesticos de: Lupillo Rivera, Paquita la del Barrio. Shakira, Luis
Miguel, Profesor universitario Francisco).
PIRATES OF *'. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST (2006, Adventure) Johnny Depp, Orlando
USA THE Bloom, Keira Knightley. Capt. Jack Sparrow owes a blood debt to a ghostly pirate. (CC)
VH1 Freakiest Con- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CSI: Crime Scene Investigation "I CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
cert Moments "The Accused Is Entitled" f Like to Watch" f (CC) (DVS) "Poppin' Tags" f (CC) (DVS)
VS, PBR Total Bull Bull Riding PBR Jacksonville Invitational. From Jacksonville, Fla. The Bucks of Monster Bulls
V). (Taped) Tecomate (CC)
(:00) MLB Baseball Chicago-White Sox at Kansas City Royals. From Kauffman Stadium in WGN News at Nine (N) f (CC)
WG N Kansas City, Mo. (Live) f (CC)
Two and a Half American Idol Rewind "Finale" American Idol Rewind "Final 2" CW11 News at Ten Thorne. (N)
WPIX Men t (CC) Season finale. f (CC) The winner is announced. f (CC) (CC)
Jeopardy! (CC) Frasier Donald Frasier "Police MLS Soccer New England Revolution at Colorado Rapids. From Dick's
WSBK O'Connor guest Story" f (CC) Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. (Live)
stars. f (CC) I

(6:15) THE * AMERICAN GANGSTER (2007, Crime Drama) Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, (:45) True Blood
HBO-E WICKER MAN Chiwetel Ejiofor. Premiere. A chauffeur becomes Harlem's most-powerful crime boss. f 'R' "The First Taste"
(2006) PG-13 (CC) ft (CC)
(:00) *. I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND Big Love "The Ceremony" Bill and Deadwood "New Money"A scout
HBO-P LARRY (2007) Adam Sandler. Two straight firefighters Joey confront Roman. ft (CC) for a powerful mining operation ar-
pose as gay partners for insurance purposes, rives. f (CC)

(:00) * LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD (2007. Action) (:15) *', THE WICKER MAN (2006, Horror) Nicolas Cage, Ellen
H BO-W Bruce Willis, Justin Long. America's computers fall un- Burstyn, Kate Beahan. A lawman finds sinister forces at work on a seclud-
der attack. f 'PG-13' (CC) ed isle. n 'PG-13' (CC)
In Treatment So- In Treatment In Treatment So-T * MUSIC AND LYRICS (2007) Hugh Grant. Brad (:45) The Making.
H BO-S phie vents. ft Parents' breakup. phie details her Garrett. A pop diva asks a washed-up musician to Of: Music and
(CC) (CC) accident. f compose a song for her. t 'PG-13' (CC) Lyrics (CC)
(6:30) *, THE * HAIRSPRAY (2007, Musical Comedy) John Travolta. Nikki Blon- RUSH HOUR 3 (2007, Action)
MAX-E COMEBACKS sky. Amanda Bynes. A Baltimore girl becomes an overnight celebrity. ft Jackie Chan. Carter and Lee battle
(2007) PG-13' 'PG'(CC) Chinese gangsters in Paris.
|(6:30) * THE DEPARTED (2006. Crime Drama) * THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM (2007. Action) Matt Damon. Julia
MOMAX Leonardo DiCaprio. An undercover cop and a criminal Stiles. Joan Allen. Jason Bourne continues to look for clues to unravel his
lead double lives. n 'R' (CC) true identity. t 'PG-13' (CC)
* CASINO ROYALE (2006, Action) Daniel Craig. Eva Green. Mads Mikkelsen. iTV. **: JACKASS: NUMBER TWO
SHOW James Bond plays poker with a man who finances terrorists. t 'PG-13' (CC) (2006. Comedy) Johnny Knoxville.
iTV. n 'R' (CC

(:00) INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (1994, (:05) SNAKE ISLAND (2002. Suspense) William Katt. (:45) Masters of
Horror) Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt. A vampire recalls the Wayne Crawford. Premiere. Deadly snakes terrorize Horror Grisly se-
tragic events of his 200-year life. f 'R' people on a remote island. 'R' cret. ft (CC)


SEPTEMBER 21, 2008


(6:00) * (:15)* BECAUSE I SAID SO (2007. Romance-Comedy) Diane ** THE DEVIL WEARS PRA-
H BO-W WAITRESS Keaton. Mandy Moore. Lauren Graham. A meddlesome woman tries to DA (2006, Comedy) Meryl Streep.
(2007) PG-13' i!,. .'- p -1, man for her daughter. n 'PG-13' (CC) f 'PG-13' (CC)
In Treatment So- In Treatment So- In Treatment *' EMPIRE FALLS (2005. Drama) (Part 1 of 2) Ed Harris, Philip Sey-
H BO-S oriie sees Paul as phie blames her- "Sophie: Week mour Hoffman, Helen Hunt. Unfulfilled lives abound in a declining New
a threat, self n (CC) Nine" t (CC) England town. f (CC)
(6:15) *** OCEAN'S THIRTEEN RUSH HOUR 3 (2007. Action) Jackie Chan, Chris *', THE MARINE (2006, Action)
MAX-E (2007. Comedy-Dramai George Tucker. Hiroyuki Sanada. Carter and Lee battle Chi- John Cena. Thugs kidna the wife
Clconey. n PG-13 (CC) nese gangsters in Paris. n 'PG-13' (CC) of a soldier. t 'PG-13' (CC)
(:00)* * BREACH 12007. Suspense) Chris Coop- * KNOCKED UP (2007. Romance-Comedy) Seth Rogen, Katherine
MOMAX er. A young FBI employee must prove that an es- Heigl, Paul Rudd. A one-night stand has an unforeseen consequence. ft
teemed agen! is a mole. 'PG-13'(CC) 'R' (CC)
(:15) * DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS (2007) Gabrielle Dexter "The British Invasion" (iTV) Weeds (iTV) f Californication
SHOW Union. iTV. A poor mechanic and an attorney share an Dexter's world becomes an inferno. (CC) Karen and Bill's
unexpected romance. t 'PG-13' (CC) ft (CC) wedding. (CC)

(6:00) * ** t BOBBY (2006, Historical Drama) Anthony Hopkins, Harry Bela- *, EDMOND (2005, Drama)
BREAD AND fonte, William H. Macy. Various people's lives intersect after RFK's assas- William H. Macy, Jeffrey Combs,
TULIPS (2000) sination. f- 'R' (CC) Dule Hill. n 'R' (CC)

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

, 6:30) Eternal Benise: Nights of Fire ft (CC) Great Performances "Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias"
B WPBT uba Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti's international success.
,_n (CC)
(:00) 60 Minutes Cold Case The team reopens the Cold Case "Ghost of My Child" A Criminal Minds "True Night" A com-
1 WFOR (N) n (CC) 1981 case of a yuppie couple's mur- former drug addict. f (CC) ic-book artist helps to search for a
der. f (CC) seal killer. (CC)
(:00) Football (:15) NFL Football Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers. From Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. (Live) ft
0 WTVJ Night in America (CC)
(Live) f (CC)
The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons Family Guy "Blue Harvest, Parts 1 News (N) (CC)
WSVN Lisa gets a TV Homer's mother Springfield has and 2 Peter tells his family the story
show. ft passes away. gone broke. ft of "Star Wars." (CC)
(:00) Jimmy The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards Ceremonies at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles honor excellence in TV
WPLG immel's Big programming; a salute to TV's most memorable moments. (Live) f (CC)
Night of Stars

(:00) CSI: Miami CSI: Miami "Extreme" Horatio inves- CSI: Miami "Chain Reaction" n CSl: Miami A murder victim may
A&E A Marine recruiter tigates the murder of an adrenaline (CC) have been involved in drug smug-
is murdered. junkie. t (CC) gling off the Miami shore. (CC)
The Reporters BBC News Dateline London BBC News The Real... BBC News The Visionaries
BBCI (Latenight). (Latenight). "Hanoi" (Latenight). n
BET **', ATL (2006) Tip T.I." Harris, Lauren London. Somebodies BET News: R. Comic View: Comic View:
BET Four Atlanta teens face challenges. (CC) (CC) Kelly Speaks One Mic Stand One Mic Stand
(:00) Heartland THE ENGLISHMAN'S BOY (2008) (Part 1 of 2) Michael Therriault. A CBC News: Sunday Night (N) ft
CBC n (CC) movie producer asks a young writer to find a former actor. fA (CC)
Wall Street Jour- The American Dream With Jim Made in China: The People's Re- Saving General Motors
N nal Report Cramer ft (CC) public of Profit
CNN (:00) Newsroom 6 Weeks to Go Larry King Live Newsroom
HAROLD & KU- ** SCARY MOVIE (2000, Comedy) Shawn Wayans, Marion Wayans, Katt Williams: The Pimp Chroni-
CO M MAR GO TO Cheri Oteri. A masked killer terrorizes and murders teens. (CC) cles Pt. 1 The actor/comic performs
WHITE CASTLE at the Atlanta Civic Center.
Hannah Mon- Hannah Mon- Wizards of Wa- ** MODEL BEHAVIOR (2000, Comedy-Drama) Mag- (:40) The Suite
DISN tana tana "Bye Bye verly Place "Be- gie Lawson. A shy teen swaps identities with a glam- Life of Zack &
Ball" ware Wolf" orous young model. f (CC) Cody n (CC)
DiY (:00) Cool Tools Sweat Equity Sweat Equity Desperate Land- Cool Tools "In Under Construc- Man Caves Tro-
DIY scapes the Garage" tion phy case.
DW Anne Will Berlin direkt Journal: mit Re- Kultur.21 Journal: with Euromaxx
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ESPN ter(CC)___________________
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ESPNI show .
Father Father Corapi and the Catechism Being Human: The Holy Rosary At the Gates of Heaven
EWTN Groeschel of the Catholic Church 40 Days, Life
A Lyon in the In Shape With In Shape "Hi Shimmy (CC) Shimmy (CC) Total Body Total Body
FIT TV Kitchen (CC) Sharon Mann Lo/Pump" (CC) Sculpt Sculpt
FOX-NC (:00) Fox Report The Strategy Room Hannity's America Geraldo at Large f .(CC)
S (:00) Best Damn Baseball's Gold- Amazing Sports Affliction: Banned (Taped) The FSN Final Around the
FSN FL Top 50 Special en Age Stories Score (Live) Track: Review
(6:00) Live From PGA Tour Golf Viking Classic -- Final Round. From Madison, Miss. Live From the Ryder Cup
GOLF the Ryder Cup (Same-day Tape)
S Play ItBack: World Poker Tour Players include Konstantin Puchkov, Eric Panayiotou, Catch 21 (CC) Catch 21 (CC)
GSN '90s Game Shane Schleger, Kevin Saul, Mike Matusow and Danny Wong.
G4Tech *'; SPACEBALLS (1987. Comedy) Mel Brooks, Lost "Tabula Rasa" tf (CC) Lost "Walkabout" ft (CC)
G4Tech John Candy, Rick Moranis.
(:00) Murder, Murder, She Wrote Jessica discov- Murder, She Wrote Jessica be- Murder, She Wrote "The Witch's
HALL She Wrote "The ers a KGB agent lying dead in her lives a ballerina who died during a Curse" f (CC)
Committee" f Washington hotel room. (CC) performance was murdered. fI
House Hunters Property Virgins Buy Me "Leslie & Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Holmes on Homes (f (CC)
HGTV Florida family of n (CC) Kelsey" n (CC) "Usea Family" Extended family in
six. fr (CC) New Orleans. (CC)
Christians & In Touch With Dr. Charles Stanley The King Is The John Anker- Jack Van Impe Manna-Fest (CC)
INSP Jews (CC) Coming (CC) berg Show Presents (CC)
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LIFE Hunter, Chris Potter, Josie Davis. A woman wants to volved in a fender bender. (N) (CC)
tell her married boss that she loves him. (CC)
The Longest When Forensics Fail: Snaggle- Born in the Wrong Body: A Born in the Wrong Body: All in
MSaNBC Night Austrian tooth Killer Change of Heart the Family
ICK Drake & Josh iCarly "iNevel" iCarly "iDont Home Improve- Home Improve, George Lopez George Lopez
Free sky-dive. A ( C) Want to Fight" ment f (CC) ment n (CC) t ( C) n (CC)
Extreme Extreme Makeover: Home Edition House t (CC) News (N) f News
NTV Makeover: "Usea Family" (CC) (CC)
(:00) SPEED Re- NASCAR Victory Lane (N) Wind Tunnel With Dave Despain Pinks -- All Out From Gainesville,
SPEED port (N) (Live) Fla.
Jack Hayford Joel Osteen Taking Authority Believer's Voice Changing Your * FACING THE GIANTS (2006)
TBN (CC) (CC) (CC) of Victory (CC) World(CC) Alex Kendrick. A Christian football
coach inspires his players.
S* WALKING ** FOUR BROTHERS (2005, Crime Drama) (PA) Mark Wahlberg, * FOUR BROTHERS (2005,
TBS TALL (2004) (PA) Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin. Siblings seek revenge for their adoptive Crime Drama) (PA) Mark Wahlberg,
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Remo 1930. HunganaRMarocy was
one of the best players in the wordd
at his peak, yet he is best known to.
many dchess fans today for something
strange that occurred after his death.
A psydic medium claimed to be
in touch with an other-world chess
master, and passed an identity test
answering obscure personal questions
posed by Maroczys relatives. World
tite challenger Vtor Korchnoi was
persuaded to play a game with the

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deceased grandNaster at me rate ol
one move a week, and eventually
Stiumphddespite stiff resistance
from the medium/Maroczy. Assujning
it was ala hoax, nobody has really
explained yet how it was done. in
today's position Marozy (White, to
play) tooks on the verge of defeat lHe

ts bnop for Iwo pawns dowr while
if his attaed queen goes to g5 or g9
Roml has Rxh3+ KglQb6 and mates.
But Maroczy found a stunning move in
the diagram which notuAny saved the
game but eventually won it. Can you
spot Whites viEONARD ARDoup?

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1 Used to be in a job (8)
5 Farm boss (4)
9 Moslem leader said to be
virtuous (5)
10 Area in which subjects
round the king get heated
11 Spoils actions meant to
rectify (12)
13 Take in with the eye of a
sailor (6)
14 Compel to
do a favour? (6)
17 Spirited relations (5,7)'
20 New name given to one
flower (7)
21 Epic story held
back by the dailies (5)
22 Remain in support (4)
23 True song
about a caviare
supplier (8)

1 Writing under the Spanish
trees (4)
2 They preach equality to
their male followers (7)
3 Striking out, toiler in boat
capsizes (12)
4 Place in a grave situation
6 Turn to smoke? (5)
7 Diana's bloomer will result
in catastrophe (8)
8 Strong defence a fighter
has to be very fast to pen-
etrate (5,7)
12 Sea passages (8)
15 I seem somehow to follow
it in detail (7)
16 Many of us live in this sort
of way (6)
18 Worktime entertainment
19 A retreat east of Suez (4)

Yesterday's Cryptic Solution Yesterday's Easy Solution

Across: 1 Kidnapped, 8 Emie, 9
Address, 10 Pariah, 11 Camera, 12
Bulletin, 15 Painless, 18 Thread, 20
Sparse, 21 Sensual, 22 Rifle, 23
Down: 2 India, 3 Nurses, 4 Passable,
5 Detail, 6 Anoints, .7 Red-handed, 11
Composers, 13 Listless, 14 Giraffe, 16
Listen, 17 Eraser, 19 Agape.

Across: 1 Substance, 8 Shift, 9
Apprise, 10 Though, 11 Truism, 12
Browbeat, 15 Concrete, 18 Rouble,
20 Derive, 21 Cologne, 22 Waste,
23 Work of art.
Down: 2 Upper, 3.Sordid, 4
Assemble, 5 Eschew, 6 Minutes, 7
At the time, 11 Touchdown, 13
Overlook, 14 Engross, 16 Review,
17 Cut off, 19 Lunar.


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9 Acquit (5)
10 Abundant (7)
11 Warm (12)
13 Defame (6)
14 Reveal (6)
17 Autocracy (12)
20 To nurture (7)
21 Maltreat (5)
22 Napoleon's first place
of exile (4)
23 Potential customer

1 A German wine (4)
2 Requisite (7)
3 Automatic
4 Enumerate (6)
6 Spicy
fragrance (5)
7 Very skilful (8)
8 Deeply involved
12 Testimony (8)
15 Gourmet (7)
16 Pester (6)
18 Small particle (5)
19 Keen
enjoyment (4)







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Opening lead ace of diamonds.
Here is an interesting hand
reported by Dr. James Parrack in the
British Bridge Magazine. As usual,
the doctor casts his favorite charac-
ter, Ffred, in the role of hero.
On this occasion, Ffred was play-
ing in a team-of-four match and held
the South hand. He was the dealer
and opened with one spade. While it
is true that many players would have
opened a strong two-bid with Ffred's
hand, Ffred was not often inclined to
do what most players would do.
West overcalled with two dia-

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letters or more can you make
from the letters shown here?
In making a word, each letter
may be used once only. Each
must contain the centre letter
and there must be at least one
nine-letter word. No plurals.
Good 21; very good 32;
excellent 42 (or more).
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monds, and East jumped to five dia-
monds. This development did not
faze Ffred, who now bid five hearts
in what can best be described as a
forcing voice.
North then came to life and raised
the ante to six hearts, which West
doubled vehemently after two
passes. West then led the ace of dia-
Ffred ruffed, of course, and 1
played the king of hearts, on which 1
East showed out. This complication,
with West having all four missing
trumps, might have upset a different
declarer, but Ffred, as usual, took the
4-0 break in stride.
When he next cashed the ace of
clubs and West's queen appeared,
Ffrcd's face lit up like a Christmas
tree. Situations like this were always
a source of great joy to him, and he
proceeded to make the contract in his /
usual bang-bang style. !
He led the six of hearts and
finessed the eight, and then, after
ruffing the jack of diamonds with the .
queen of hearts, led the seven and
finessed the ten. When Ffred next 1
cashed the ace of hearts, he discarded I
the king of clubs on it, allowing him /
to cash all of dummy's clubs, which ,
brought him to 12 tricks. East scored
the spade ace on the last trick.
During the post-mortem, when
Ffred was asked why he had not tried
to develop the spades instead of the 1
clubs, he replied, "What spades?"

Tomorrow: Bidding quiz.
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Police Chiefs

win Tropical

Division title

THE Police Chiefs termi-
nated the Defence Force
Cannons in three straight
games to capture the Trop-
ical Divisional title and
advanced to the league
championship in the men's
division of the Bahamas
Government Departmental
Softball Association.
Defense Force dug deep,
clawed and fought in game
three to stay alive, but they
were unsuccessful in scor-
ing the two runs they need-
ed to defeat the law
The Police Chiefs now
await the outcome of the
BEC Shockers/Defence
Force Floaters series to see
who they will meet for the
league's championship
The Defence Force and
BEC series is knotted 1-1
for the Paradise League
The Floaters advanced to
the second round after
knocking off the BTC
Lasers in three straight
games, while the Shockers
defeated Prison in game
five to advance to the sec-
ond round.
The Royals took a 2-1
commanding lead over the
pennant winning Finance
Health Invaders in the
ladies' championship series.
Their series will continue
next weekend.
Here's a summary of
the games played last week-

12,,POLICE ROYAt$ 9:
Mynez Sherman, Mae
Miller and Marvel Miller
all had three hits, while
Renee Davis had two hits,
scoring two runs in the win.
Jeannie Dotson and
Vantrice Bowleg both had
three hits and Cleo Symon-
ette and Yvette Deveaux
k-oth had two hits in a los-
ing effort.
Marvel Miller was the
winning pitcher and Jackie
Conyers took the loss.

Cleo Symonette, Dawn
Sears and Rose Knowles
both scored two runs with ,
three RBIs in the win.
Mynez Sherman, Gwen
Adderley and Mae Miller
had two hits with Adderley
scoring a run with an RBI
in the loss.
Jackie Conyers was the
winning pitcher and Jean-
nie Minus got the loss.

Greg Smith, Marcus
Pratt, Dave Mortimer,
Stephen Beneby and Kevin
Lockhart had all had two
hits in the win as Brad.
Hanna came out with the
victory on the mound.
Dawyne Mackey, Dencil
Clarke, Thomas Williams,
Edward Russell and Corey
Brown all had two hits in
the loss. Edward Russell
was the losing pitcher.

Philip Culmer and
Dereck Christie both had a
perfect 3-for-3 day with
Christie scoring three runs
with as many RBIS.
Edward Russell got the win
on the mound.
Remone Storr, Keith
Moss, Thomas Williams,
Brad Smith and Renaldo
Russell all had two hits
with Smith scoring a run
with an RBI.
Brad Hanna was tagged
with the loss.

Godfrey Willie and
Treco Johnson had three

hits with Willie scoring two
runs with an RBI to help
SEE page 12

Ministry gives big cash

donation for regatta

Senior Sports Reporter

THE Ministry of Youth, Sports and
Culture has joined forces with the Com-
monwealth Sailing Association to provide
a hefty cash incentive for the fourth Rook-
ie Challenge and Relay Regatta.
Commodore Gerard Moxey said the
cash prizes for this weekend's regatta in
Montagu Bay are comparable to those
offered in the major Family Island Regat-
In making the undisclosed amount in
the cheque presentation to Moxey, CSA
treasurer Laurie Lightfoot and committee
member Dave Moxey, Minister of Youth,
Sports and Culture Desmond Bannister
said it's just the Ministry's further com-
mitment to the sport of sloop sailing,
regarded as the national sport of the coun-
"We want to do our part to ensure that
they continue to keep the sport of sloop
sailing not only.alive, but vibrant," said
Bannister, who noted that one day he's
expected to sail in one of the boats.
Bannister said the regatta is just an indi-
cation of the commitment by the CSA to
help in the development of the sport and
that is why they have made the presenta-
tion to the association.
Commodore Moxey revealed that while
there there will be the Rookie Challenge,
featuring sailors who would not normally
get a chance to skipper a boat, on Satur-
day at 10 a.m., the relay will take place on
Sunday at about 2 p.m.
, At the end of the.competition, Moxey
said the winning boat will collect a total of
$1,500 with second place earning $1,200
and third picking up $800.
All of the participating boats will receive
a trophy.

SPORTS Desmond
Bannister listens
intently as com-
modore Gerard
Moxey talks about
the Commonwealth
Sailing Associa-
tion's Rookie Chal-
lenge and Relay
Regatta scheduled
for this weekend in
Montagu Bay.

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

In thanking Bannister, who was accom-
panied by his Permanent Secretry, Archie
Nairn, Deputy Permanent Secretary
Eugene Poitier and Gilbert Kemp, who
heads the Regatta Desk at the Ministry,
Lightfoot said that they intend to keep
saling as the number one sport in the
Commodore Moxey said it's their inten-
tion to revamp the sport of sailing in the
country and its their intention to give the
youngsters an opportunity to see the real
meaning of regattas. .
"Our drive is to have more regattas
locally and to assist the Family Island
Regattas wherever needed," he.pointed
out. "This donation today will go a long

way in helping us to accomplish our goal." pete in the Rookie Challenge, while there'
And Dave Moxey, another member of are expected to be at least 15 boats in the
the CSA, said he will do whatever he can relay. ,
to keep the sport alive, including trying to The relay will comprise of three seg-
help the younger sailors coming up. ments with the C Class kicking it off, com-
"I know my dad (the late Hezron Mox- pleting a lap on a course in Montagu Bay.
ey) fought for a long time in the sport When they are complete, each boat will
with other veterans who have passed on' pass off a flag to the B Class so that they
like Rollie Gray and those still living like can do their lap.
Clement Fox and Emmit Munroe," he At the end of the B Class race, the flag
reflected '" will once again be passed; on to the A
"As a younger person coming up,- Class, who will:wrap up the race.
myself along with' other-youngsters coming &'' Moxeysaidthis is just one of the many
up will work really hard to keep this sport regattas that the CSA intends to stage in
alive and make it the best accountable Montagu Bay as they try to refocus some
and enjoyable sport than ever before." of the attention of sloop sailing back in
Some seven boats have lined up to corn- New Providence.

D'S TRUCKERS' ace pitcher Leroy Thompson delivers a pitch as he went on to post the victory on the mound in their 7-0 whitewashing of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force Commodores
in game one of the New Providence Softball Association men's best-of-five playoff series on Thursday night at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.

AFTER a competitive regular sea-
son, the New Providence Softball
Association kicked off its postseason
on Thursday night at the Baillou Hills
Sporting Complex.
The two defending champions
opened their respective Sherry
Thompson and Sammy Heastie best-
of-five playoff series on different
In the ladies' opener, the defending
champions Pineapple Air Wildcats
suffered a close 5-4 defeat at the
hands of last year's runners-up Prop-
er Care Pool Lady Sharks.

Thela Johnson went the distance
to pick up the win for the Lady
Sharks, while Mary 'Cruise' Edge-
combe suffered the loss for the Wild-
Proper Care Pool finished the reg-
ular season in second place behind
the pennant winning Bommer
George Swingers, while Pineapple
Air ended up in third.
Game two of their series will be
played tonight at 7 p.m.
In the men's feature contest, the
defending champions D's Truckers
continued their impressive run in the

league by shutting out the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force Com-
Ace Leroy Thompson was the win-
ning pitcher for the Truckers. RDBF
Commdore Clifford 'Butch' Scaval-
la was tagged with the loss for the
D's emerged as the pennant win-
ners, while the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force came in fourth in the
regular season.
Game two of their series will also
continue tonight at 8:30 p.m.
Last night, the other half of the

playoffs was scheduled to get started.
In the ladies' opener, the Swingers
had a meeting with the fourth-place
Sigma Brackettes. And in the men's
feature game, the second place New
Breed battled third place King's
Real Estate Pros.
Results of those games were not
available at presstime.
Game two of both series will be
played next week.
The winners of the playoffs will
go on to play in the best-of-seven
SEE page 12

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young Stars

THE experienced Ageless
Wonders scored five times in
the top of the first inning
enroute to beating Young Stars
22-9 and winning the first annu-
al New Village Pub Sporting
Lounge's August Monday soft-
ball showdown.
Compact starting catcher
Adler Minus' potent bat did
most of the second frame dam-
age (he had two hits and drove
home all three of his runs)
when the Ageless Wonders
plated ten more to grab an
insurmountable 15-0 lead
before posting their celebrated
triumph in abbreviated ten-run
rule style.
Minus was one of three won-
ders (John 'Brother John'
Williams and Chuckie Thomp-
son the others) who had a two-
tally hit in the explosive inning
as the victors batted around the
clock and ripped 12-of-their 21-
hit barrage (15 more than foes).
While manager Billy 'Golite'
Saunders' seasoned players
cruised along, the Young Stars
made three more of 15 total
errors (they miscued on eight
first inning tries) in the top of.
frame two.
Apart fron easily out-hitting
the vociferous youngsters,
Wonders misplayed on five
occasions during the contest.
Popular Eleutheran Welling-
ton 'Butch' Johnson stopped
by after hearing about the
thriller and asserted: "I just had
to come down and watch guys,
'some of whom began playing
since I was a little boy."
Johnson's stopover was not
in vain, for he was given a
colourful t-shirt. He said: "I'll
wear with pride back."
Speedy youngsters center-
fielder Nathaniel 'Stokesboy'
Porter legged out an .in-the-
park home run (he ripped a
shot over Thompson's head
leading off the bottom of the
second) to break the ice.. ,"
Substitutes Sean 'Potty'
Williams (lined single) and Ken
Rolle (bloop double) drove
home a pair of mates each to
highlight their home run half
of the five-run fourth before
the Stars finally succumbed.
Kendal 'El' Ferguson (eas-
ing up at times) went the short-
ended distance to secure the

Police Chiefs

win Tropical

Division title

FROM page 11
Darren Mortimer secure the
win on the mound.
Perry Charlton, Niel Far-
quharson, Dereck Sands and
Van Farrington all had two
hits as Charlton scored a run
with two RBIs.
Gilbert Simmons suffered
the loss.

Van Johnson had a per-
fect 3-for-3 day, scoring a run
with an RBI and Godfrey
Willie and Alcott Forbes
both had two hits with a run
and an RBI apiece.
Joanathan Evans had two
hits with a run scored in a los-
ing effort.
Darren Mortimer was the
winning pitcher. Gilbert Sim-
mons got the loss.
Here's the schedule for this

11 a.m. BEC Shockers vs
Defence Force Floaters (game
1 p.m. Defence Force
Floaters vs BEC Shockers
(game four).

2:30 p.m. Defence Force
Floaters vs BEC Shockers (if
4 p.m. Defence Force
Floaters/BEC Shockers vs
Police Chiefs (game one).
2 p.m. Defence Force
Floaters/BEC Shockers vs
Police Chiefs (game one).
4 p.m. Police Chiefs vs
Defence Force Floaters/BEC
Shockers (game two).

triumph. He walked four Stars
and struck out two.
Popular Colin 'Science'
Wright suffered the setback and
was replaced with jovial Wayne
'Lord Rolle' Rolle to start the
The Ageless Wonders' nifty
first baseman Cyril 'Gertrlene'
Miller squezzed the ball after
second sacker Tony 'Dodger'
Henfield fielded Sean 'Pineap-
ple' Brown's chopper to seal
the inexperienced Young Stars'
Eye-catching trophies (dis-
played even before the Eman-
cipation Day holiday) were pre-
sented, before victor and van-
quished headed for their popu-
lar watering hole.
For his heorics, Minus took
home a lot of hardware to add
to his collection, inclusive of
the prized Most Valuable Play-
er award.
Swinging in the heart of the
Wonders' explosive lineup (he
batted sixth), Minus finished
perfectly (going four-for-four)
to also claim the most hits and
batting champion trophies.
By 'amicable resolution,'
Thompson was adjudged runs
batted in winner after a tie with
teammates Minus and
Williams, who also knocked
over three mates on the after-
Apart from delighting
onlookers with his defensive
antics recording putouts, Miller
carted off the most runs scored
laurel after he crossed the plate
four times.
He swung a two-for-four bat
from the cleanup spot and like
versatile Bobby 'Baylor' Fer-
nander, stole second base twice.
Their squad swiped six in total.
Whereas experience won
over youth, Porter's speed pre-
vented'an Ageless Wonders
awards sweep after he earned
the home run citation.
Sporting Young Stars' attire,
Village Pub co-owner Keiffer
Morris presented skipper Saun-
ders with the Classic's Team
Championship. Trophy and
members took home smaller
pieces of hardware too.

Special To The Tribune


FROM page 11
championship series that will determine who will represent
the NPSA in the Bahamas Softball Federation's Nation-
al Round Robin Championship series that will be played
at the end of October.
The round robin will be played between the champi-
onship teams from the affiliated island associations with-
in the,BSF. It will be played to determine the national
champions in both divisions.


O.J. jury taken on

unannounced trip

to Vegas hotel

Associated Press
THE MAN who set up O.J.
Simpson's hotel room meet-
ing that led to robbery
charges a year ago testified
Friday on the sequence of
events that day after jurors
made an unannounced field
trip to the scene of the con-
"O.J. didn't want any other
stuff," Thomas Riccio, a col-
lectibles broker, told jurors
as testimony resumed after
the jury visit. "He said, 'I only
want my stuff."'
Clark County District
Court Judge Jackie Glass had
ordered the jury trip late
Thursday after deciding that a
plywood and pressboard
mock-up of the 322-square-
foot hotel room wasn't suit-
able, court spokesman
Michael Sommermeyer said.
"The judge looked at the
mock-up of the room and did-
n't like it," he said.
Jurors then returned to the
courtroom to hear more tes-
timony from Riccio.
Simpson and co-defendant
Clarence "C.J." Stewart are.
accused of armed robbery,
kidnapping and conspiracy for
their role in the September
2007 confrontation with mem-
orabilia dealers Bruce
Fromong and Alfred Beards-
ley. The former football star
has said he was only trying to
get back items that were
rightfully his.
In testimony Friday, Riccio
gave his account of the inci-
dent, saying Simpson "scold-
ed" the two dealers for having
things he said had been stolen
from him. "Stuff that's not
mine, we'll give back," he
quoted Simpson as saying.
Fromong and Beardsley
started apologizing and
appeared to be willing to give
Simpson the items, Riccio said.
Everything changed, he
said, after a gun was drawn.
Some of the five men with
Simpson began putting items
in pillow cases and boxes and
carrying them out.
Participant Michael
McClinton, Riccio said, "was
right next to me, waving the
gun around," adding that he
was thinking to himself, "This
is overkill ... big time overkill.
They didn't have to do this."
Simpson and Stewart are
not accused of wielding guns
themselves. McClinton and
another former co-defendant,
Walter Alexander, pleaded
guilty to reduced charges and
testified that they brought
guns to the room.
The jury trip to the hotel
was announced to the public
and media at the courthouse
only after it occurred. It was
arranged late Thursday night,
court information officer
Michael Sommermeyer said.
Simpson did not attend, Dis-
trict Attorney David Roger
The trip was "very low key
and well-coordinated," said
Lori Nelson, spokeswoman for
Palace Station owner Station
Casinos Inc.
Under the secret agreement
approved by the court, a
reporter and photographer
from the Las Vegas Review-
Journal newspaper and a
videographer from cable net-
work TruTV were the only
members of the media to
accompany the 12 jurors, six
alternates, prosecutors,
defense lawyers and court offi-
Jurors entered the cramped
hotel room in pairs, Review-
Journal reporter Brian Haynes
said. One alternate juror
reached her hand atop an
armoire where Riccio said he
hid an audio recorder during
the confrontation, Haynes
Dave Tomlin, associate
general counsel of The Asso-
ciated Press, said the news
service objected to the way
the hotel room visit was han-

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EUROPE'S Miguel Angel Jimenez hits out of a trap at the first hole during their four-ball match at the Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Valhalla Golf Club, in Louisville, Ky., Friday, Sept.
19, 2008.

Wow! Americans actually

in the lead at Ryder Cup

-Associated Press

THE AMERICANS find themselves
in an unusual position: leading the
Ryder Cup.
Justin Leonard and Hunter Mahan
claimed the first point for the U.S., Phil
Mickelson and Anthony Kim rallied to
halve their match, and a European
three-putt at No. 18 handed another win
to Stewart Cink and Chad Campbell on
a red, white and blue Friday at Valhalla
Golf Club.
For the first time since 1991, the
Americans were ahead of the Europeans
after the opening session. The U.S.
grabbed a 3-1 lead in foursomes and
a bit of a cushion heading into after-
noon four-ball.
The Europeans gained a boost at-the
end of the alternate-shot matches when
their most imposing team, Sergio Garcia
and Lee Westwood, rallied to win the
final two holes and halve their match
with Jim Furyk and local favorite Kenny
Perry was poised to send the Ken-
tucky crowd into a frenzy when he stood
over an 8-foot putt at No. 17 to win the
match. But the ball slid by the hole, and
Perry followed by knocking his tee shot
at 18 into the water right of the faiiway,
rekindling memories of his final-hole
meltdown at the 1996 PGA4 Champi-
onship on this same course.
Perry's woes allowed Garcia and
Westwood to escape with a half point
and extend their impressive records.
Garcia still has never lost ir foursomes
(he's 8-0-1) arid Westwood is gone 11
matches without a loss -- European
Padraig Harrington, winner of the last
two majors, and Robert Karlsson gave
thh Euros their only half-point, but that
felt more like a loss after they let a com-
manding lead on Mickelson and Kim
slip away.
T lhe Americans haven't taken the cup
since "The Miracle at Brookline" in
1999. Since then, the Europeans have
won three in a row, the last two in routs.
-Of the 28 points available, Europe

needs only 14 to retain the cup. The
Americans must win outright to regain
it .... .
The visitors looked to be off and run-
ning again, surging to early leads in all
four morning matches shortly after the
sun came up. Henrik Stenson and Paul
Casey won the first two holes against
Leonard and Mahan, one of six rookies
on the U.S. team.
Ian Poulter and Justin Rose were 3-up
on Cink and Campbell after seven holes.
Harrington and Karlsson looked to be in
good shape when they started the back
side by winning three straight holes for
a 3-up lead with six to play.
But the Americans stormed back, no
one more than Mahan. After a shaky
start, he teamed with Leonard to put the
Americans 2-up by the,turn. They didn't
even need to play the final two holes.
Leonard rolled in a short par putt at
the 16th to clinch the match his first
victory in Ryder Cup play, though he's
still remembered as the hero at Brook-
line for a 45-foot putt that halved his
singles match and gave the Americans
their most recent win.
"We had holes left," Mahan said. "We
knew we could play better than that.
We just had to keep going. Win one
hole, then win two, then win three."
Leonard, whose Ryder record
improved to 1-3-5, finally claimed an
entire point.
"It feels great," he said. "I told
Hunter, 'I lost those first two holes for us
on purpose to take the pressure off.' We
had a lot of fun out there and I'm look-
ing forward to this afternoon."
For the four-ball matches, U.S. cap-
tain Paul Azinger kept together the Mick-
elson-Kim and Leonard-Mahan pairings.
The other two were all-rookie groups
getting their first action: Steve Stricker
teamed with Ben Curtis, and J.B. Holmes
partnered with Boo Weekley.
European captain Nick Faldo shook
things up a bit. Harrington was paired
with fellow Irishman Graeme McDow-
ell, Garcia played with Miguel Angel
Jimenez in an all-Spaniard group, and
Westwood went out with Soren Hansen.
Poulter; the most debated of Faldo's
discretionary picks, and Rose were the
only group kept together.

USA'S Ben Curtis watches his shot out of a bunker on.the fifth hole during their four-ball
match at the Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Valhalla Golf Club, in Louisville, Ky., Friday,
Sept. 19, 2008.

EUROPE'S lan Poulter reacts after a missed putt on the 14th hole during the opening round
of the Ryder Cup golf tournament.


Del Rio said running backs
Fred Taylor (toe) and Mau-
rice Jones-Drew (ankle) and
safety Brian Williams (toe)
will play. The trio missed parts
of practice this week.

USA'S Anthony Kim hits out of a trap on the eighth hole during the opening round of the
Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Valhalla Golf Club.



NCAA champion

hockey coach

Harkness dies

Assocaited Press

coached NCAA champion
hockey and lacrosse teams,
has died. He was 89.
Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute said Harkness, who
won NCAA hockey champi-
onships in. 1954 with RPI and
in 1967 and 1970 with Cornell
University, died at his home in
Rochester on Friday, his birth-
day. He had recently suffered
a stroke.
Born in Ottawa, Harkness
also coached the NHL's
Detroit Red Wings and later
was the team's general man-
ager. Harkness was also the
first president and CEO of the
New York Olympic Region-
al Development Authority,
which maintained the Lake
Placid facilities for interna-
tional competition and train-
ing after they hosted the 1980
Winter Olympics.
S"Inside CoJllege Hockey"
lists Harkness fifth among the
16 best college hockey coach-
es of all time, noting he was
one of two to win NCAA
championships at different
schools. Harkness coached at
RPI from 1949-63, at Cornell
from 1963-70, and at RPI rival
Union College from 1975-77.
In his national championship
year at Cornell in 1970, his
team was undefeated.
While he was at Cornell,
Harkness coached a young
law student named Ken Dry-
den, who would go on to
become a Hall of Fame goal-
tender with the Montreal
Harkness left the coaching
reins of the Red Wings to-
Doug Barkley midway-
through his first NHL season
with a 12-22-4 record and
replaced Sid Abel as GM. He
soon went back to his coach-
ing roots after deciding he
belonged with college players.
"I was a very integral part
of their lives off the ice, and I
missed that part of it," Hark-
ness said in a 1982 Associated
Press story about college
coaches who tried their hand
at the pros and returned to
college coaching. "Regardless
of the ups and downs, I would
never exchange my years in
the National Hockey League.
The experience of the NHL
made me' a better college
coach when I went back there
than I ever was before."

Jaguars' Porter

likely to miss

another game
Associated Press

JAGUARS receiver Jerry
Porter likely will miss a third
consecutive game Sunday at
Although Porter (ham-
string) was listed as question-
able on Friday's injury report,
coach Jack Del Rio said he
doesn't believe the team's top
offseason free-agent acquisi-
tion will play against the Colts.
"He's not likely to play.
He's not quite ready," Del
Rio said Friday.
Porter, who signed a $30
million contract in February,
had surgery to repair a torn
hamstring in July and missed
all of training camp and the
preseason. He returned to
practice two weeks ago, but
wasn't active in either game.
Without the big-play receiv-
er, the Jaguars (0-2) have
struggled on offense.
The Jaguars will be without
linebacker Justin Durant
(groin), receiver Troy
Williamson (thigh), center
Brad Meester (biceps) and
guard Chris Naeole (knee).
"Durant's got a good pull,"
Del Rio said. "He's week to
week and could miss another

Roddick loses to Ferrer five sets

Assocaited Press

ANDY RODDICK lost to David
Ferrer in five sets, giving Spain a com-
manding 2-0 lead Friday over the
defending champion United States in
their Davis Cup semifinal.
The fifth-ranked Ferrer defeated No.
8 Roddick 7-6 (5), 2-6, 1-6, 6-4, 8-6
before a near-capacity crowd of 21,000
at the Las Ventas bullfighting arena.
Earlier, top-ranked Rafael Nadal
gave the hosts the early advantage with
a 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win over Sam
Spain, which hasn't lost a clay-court
Davis Cup series in nine years, could
secure its sixth Davis Cup final appear-
ance Saturday when Fernando Ver-
dasco and Feliciano Lopez play Amer-
icans Mike Bryan and Mardy Fish in
Reverse singles will be played Sun-
day, and the winner will face either
Argentina or Russia in the final.
Roddick looked on course for vic-
tory after dominating the second and
third sets, but Ferrer took the fourth
thanks to an early break. Roddick then
volleyed a backhand into the net to
lose his serve in the 13th game of the
fifth, and Ferrer served out for the win.
"The crowd played a fundamental
role," Ferrer said. "In the fifth set,
there was a lot of tension and it was an
emotional game. It was important to
have them at my side."
Roddick, who had a 10-match win-
ning streak snapped, complained to
the chair umpire several times about
the noise.
He dropped to 0-3 against top 10
players in Davis Cup play.

Spain leads US

2-0 in Davis Cup

SPANISH player David Ferrer cele-
brates after defeating US player Andy
Roddick during the second game of the
Davis Cup World Group semifinal.

The U.S. has won a record 32 Davis
Cup titles but is using a makeshift
squad because of the late withdrawals
of James Blake (fatigue) and Bob
Bryan (left shoulder injury). The U.S.
is 1-31 when dropping the opening two
The 39th-ranked Querrey, making
his Davis Cup debut, came out strong-
ly and took the first set in a tiebreaker
after Nadal hit a shot into the net.
But 74 unforced errors cost Quer-
rey as Nadal won the second set on his

second break point to even the match.
"He got himself fired up and got the
crowd into it," Querrey said.
The Spaniard broke Querrey two
more times to close out the match.
Querrey had 17 aces and 76 winners.
Nadal had 59 winners and 35 unforced
"'It was very difficult," Nadal said.
"Never in my life have I had so many
service points scored against me on a
clay court. It's very important for us
to start with a victory."
Spain, which hasn't lost a clay-court
Davis Cup series in nine years, is look-
ing to reach its sixth Davis Cup final.
The U.S., winner of a record 32 Davis
Cup titles, has assembled a makeshift
squad following the withdrawals of
Blake and doubles player Bob Bryan.
The winner will face either Argentina
or Russia in the final.
The Americans are 29-44 when drop-
ping the first singles match.
Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano
Lopez will team up in Saturday's dou-
bles against American pair Mike Bryan
and Mardy Fish, who is filling for Bob
Bryan. Nadal plays Roddick and Ferrer
faces Querrey in Sunday's reverse sin-
Querrey's previous record against
left-handed players (3-5) and on clay
(5-9) didn't bode well, especially since
he was up against a player who came in
with a 155-14 career record and 22 titles
on the surface.
The 6-foot-6 American started well
with an ace to take the opening game.
Nadal, playing for the first time in
Spain since winning Wimbledon and
Olympic gold, finally' had the home
crowd cheering after smacking a win-
ner down the line to set up the


Victor R. Caivano/AP Photos"

US PLAYER Andy Roddick reacts after losing a point against Spanish player David
Ferrer during the second game of the Davis Cup World Group semifinal at Las
Ventas bullring in Madrid on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008. Ferrer won 7-6, 2-6, 1-6, 6-4 ,
and 8-6.

Federep wins

in straight

sets, Swiss

lead 2-0

LAUSANNE, Switzerland
Associated Press

Kristof Vlieen, 7- (), i-4,
6-2 Frdnay 10 give Switzerland
a 2-0 lead over Belgium in
their Davis Cup World Group
The U.S. Open champion
improved his career record in
Davis Cup singles to 25-6 by
defeating the 95th-ranked
Vliegen in just over two
Earlier, Stanislas Wawrinka
- who won Olympic gold
with Federer in men's dou-
bles in Beijing last month -
beat Steve Darcis 6-7 (3), 6-1,
6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in a four-hour
match to give the Swiss ihe
Federer, making his first
appearance of the year before
a Swiss crowd, dominated the
first-set tiebreaker and
clinched it with an ace.
But the second-ranked
player was unsettled by a suc-
cession of disputed line calls
early in the second set.
After losing his serve to go
down 2-0, Federer came to
his chair while match referee
Norbert Peick was summoned
to the court to talk with
Greek umpire Eva Asderaki
and Swiss'team captain Sev-
erin Luethi. When play
resumed, Federer and
Vliegen continued to show
displeasure with a series of
calls, and a new line judge
team was brought on with
Federer trailing 4-1. He won
the next five games to take
the set.
Federer broke the 26-year-
old Belgian's serve to open
the third set and was never
threatened as he closed out
the match.
The ninth-ranked Wawrin-
ka, playing in his hometown,
cgot an early break in the first
set in front of a noisy, sellout
of 6,400 before Darcis rallied
and easily won the tiebreaker.
But Wawrinka bounced
back with three breaks in the
second set, and broke again
in the eighth game of the
third after No. 58 Darcis had
double-faulted at deuce.
Darcis then saved all five
break points in the fourth set
to level the match, but
Wawrinka raced to a 4-0 lead
in the decider.
The Swiss pair are scheduled
to revive their Olympic part-
nership in Saturday's doubles
rubber against Xavier Malisse
and Olivier Rochus, who won
the 2004 French Open.
"We will see after tonight,"
Wawrinka said. "We are
going to talk with Roger and
the rest of the team to see
what we are going to do


1. KRISTOF VLIEGEN from Belgium serves
the ball to Roger Federer of Switzerland
during the Davis Cup World Group Play-off
round single match between Switzerland
and Belgium.

2. JANKO TIPSAREVIC from Serbia returns
a ball to Lukas Lacko from Slovakia during
their Davis Cup World Group play-offs sin-
gles tennis match in Bratislava, Slovakia,
Friday Sept. 19, 2008.

3. ARGENTINA'S Juan Martin Del Potro
returns the ball to Russia's Nikolay Davy-
denko during their Davis Cup World Group
semifinal tennis match in Buenos Aires.

4. RUSSIA'S Nikolay Davydenko returns the
ball to Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro.

AP Photos

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No. 15 ECU renews rivalry with N.Carolina State

Associated Prress

grown used to playing these
types of mismatches-on-paper
against big-name programs
from power conferences. Only
this time, it's the 15th-ranked
Pirates who hold all the advan-
Yet Skip Holtz's team isn't
about to take its latest BCS-
conference opponent lightly -
especially not when it's strug-
gling North Carolina State, per-
haps the most despised rival on
the schedule.
After all, the Pirates went
through this 11 months ago
when a struggling Wolfpack

came to Greenville and beat
them to temporarily turn their
season around.
"These gjys were 1-5 last
year and they came in here and
beat us," defensive lineman
Khalif Mitchell said. "They beat
us at our game in our house ....
We don't look down on N.C.
State. Last year, we fell into the
trap where the media played a
role, 'State's not good enough,
State is undisciplined.' And
they came right in here and
beat us.
"We know we can't take
these guys lightly, going into
their house and us being
ranked," he added.
It has been a welcome adjust-
ment for East Carolina (3-0) as
the target instead of the per-

petually scrappy underdog with
something to prove.
The Pirates have made
steady progress since Holtz
arrived in 2005, reaching two
consecutive minor bowls before
breaking out this year with sea-
son-opening upsets of nation-
ally ranked Virginia Tech and
West Virginia and building a
total defense that ranks in the
top fourth of the FBS.
Last week in their first game
as a Top 25 program in nearly a
decade, Holtz's experienced
team with a combined 31
juniors and seniors on the
depth chart needed a final-min-
utes drive to outlast upset-
minded Tulane.
"These guys.took some
lumps as young kids, and now

they're seniors and juniors and
they're dishing the lumps back
out," N.C. State coach Tom
O'Brien said.
The lumps have come early
and often during O'Brien's sec-
ond season with the Wolfpack
Forget about beating bowl
subdivision teams N.C. State
hasn't even scored an offensive
touchdown against one of them
since the next-to-last week of
the 2007 season. Then again,
its offense has been racked by
injuries, with six key contribu-
tors having missed varying
amounts of time.
Yet perhaps lost in the tur-
moil of N.C. State's poor start is
that promising redshirt fresh-
man quarterback Russell Wil-

son has yet to take an offen-
sive snap at friendly Carter-Fin-
ley Stadium.
Both of his starts came in
hostile venues at South Caroli-
na and Clemson; Wilson suf-
fered a concussion in the loss to
the Gamecocks. and his only
one snap during the Wolfpack-
's lone home game a 34-24
win over FCS team William &
Mary came as a holder on
an extra-point try. He returned
last week at Death Valley and
twice led second-half drives
into the Tigers' red zone but
finished just 10-of-21 for 92
yards with an interception. Now
comes another challenge: East
Carolina defense's is the tough-
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* CARACAS, Venezuela
VENEZUELA and Russia
are strengthening their strate-
gic alliance with new plans to
cooperate on oil production,
weapons and even wireless
technology, the governments
said as two visiting Russian
Tu-160 bombers left for home
on Thursday, according to
Associated Press.
Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez, traveling to
Moscow next week at the
invitation of Prime Minister
Vladimir Putin, is planning
new oil projects with Russian
companies and joint military
exercises with Russian war-
planes and ships in the
Caribbean by December.
Venezuela also is in talks
to buy Russian air defense
systems and armored vehi-
cles, and has expressed inter-
est in the new Su-35 fighter,
due off assembly lines in
2010, said Sergei Chemezov,
general director of the Russ-
ian state holding company
Rostekhnologii, according to
Russia's Interfax news
The allies have sealed more
than US$4 billion in defense
deals since 2005. Venezuela
has bought Sukhoi fighter
planes, Mi-17 helicopters, and
100,000 Kalashnikov assault
rifles, most of which have
already been delivered.
Chemezov spoke to
reporters in Caracas on
Wednesday while accompa-
nying Russian Deputy Prime
Minister Igor Sechin, who
stressed that while energy
cooperation is paramount, the
military relationship also is
Russia has agreed to help
build a factory in Venezuela
to make rifles and ammuni-
tion, and to set up a center
to train pilots and fix heli-
copters. The countries also
are discussing joint projects
to build ships and cars.
Russian officials, .even
offered to install broadband
wireless networks to provide
cheap Internet and telephone
service to Caracas, Cheme-
zov told Russia's Itar-Tass
news agency.
The countries' military
cooperation is growing "more
solid every day," Venezuelan
Defense Minister Gen. Gus-
tavo Rangel said.
Their alliance was mocked
on Thursday by U.S. Secre-
tary of State Condoleezza
Rice, who said Russia is only
isolating itself.
The United States is confi-
dent that its own relations
with Western Hemisphere
countries "will in no way be
diminished by a few, aging
Blackjack bombers visiting
one of Latin America's few
autocracies," she said.
Chavez, who expelled the
U.S. ambassador to Caracas
last week while accusing
Washington of backing a plot
against him, told reporters
this week that the alliance
doesn't pose a threat to any
other country, and that he
welcomes Russian help in
research, economic develop-
ment and defense technolo-
Russia's economic influ-
ence is clearly expanding in
the Americas.
Bolivia announced Thurs-
day that it would sign an oil
and natural gas exploration
deal with Russian state ener-
gy giant Gazprom. Terms of
the deal weren't immediately
And Sechin announced
that five of Russia's biggest
oil companies are looking to
form a consortium to increase
Latin American operations.
State-controlled Rosneft,
Lukoil, Gazprom Neft,
Surgutneftegaz and TNK-BP
hope to build a US$6.5 bil-
lion refinery to process
Venezuela's tar-like
heavy crude, Russia's RIA

Novosti news agency report-
Such an investment could
help Venezuela, the world's
ninth-biggest oil producer,
wean itself off the U.S.
refineries it now depends on
to process much of its crude.
Already, Chavez has moved
to reduce the involvement of
private companies including
Exxon Mobil, Chevron and
ConocoPhillips while striking
new oil development agree-
ments with state oil compa-
nies from Iran and China.

The shuttle Endeavour is at

launch pad for Hubble trip


IN AN unprecedented step,
a space shuttle was moved to
the launch pad Friday for a trip
NASA hopes it will never
make a rescue mission,
according to Associated Press.'
The shuttle Endeavour is on
standby in case the seven astro-
nauts who go up on Atlantis
next month need a safer ride
Atlantis.and its crew are
headed into space for one last
repair job on the 18-year-old
Hubble Space Telescope. It's a
venture that was canceled
when first proposed a few
years' ago because it was con-
sidered too dangerous.
The risk is this: If Atlantis
suffers serious damage during
launch or in flight, the astro-
nauts will not be at the inter-
national space station, where
they could take refuge for
weeks while awaiting a ride
home. They Would be stranded
on their spacecraft at the Hub-
ble, where NASA estimates
they could stay alive for 25
days. Air would be the first to


Endeavour and four more
astronauts would need to blast
off on a rescue flight as soon as
NASA determined Atlantis
was too damaged to fly home.
On Friday, Endeavour was
parked at its launch pad just a
mile from where Atlantis is
tentatively set to lift off on Oct.
It is the first time since 2001
- when flights were more
closely spaced that both of
NASA's shuttle pads have
been occupied. And it will
probably be the last.
The Atlantis astronauts say
there's a slim chance any res-
cue will be needed, and they
say they would fly to Hubble
even if there were no such
backup plan.
ScottAltman, Atlantis' com-,
mander, said it may seem like
overkill, but having a rescue
ship on the pad is the right
thing to do.
"It's kind of a belt-and-sus-
penders approach. But if you

SPACE SHUTTLE Endeavour stands ready
after arriving at pad 39B at Kennedy Space
Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, Sept.
19. 2008 Just a short distance away on pad
39A, technicians continue to prepare space
shuttle Atlantis for its targeted Oct. 10 launch
on mission STS-125 to service the Hubble
Space Telescope.

need the belt after your sus-
penders fail, you would be glad
you had it," said Altman, a
retired Navy captain and for-
mer fighter pilot.
On-top of the usual launch
and landing dangers, the
Atlantis crew faces an estimat-
ed 1-in-185 chance that a piece
of space junk or a micromete-
oroid will cause catastrophic
damage to their ship. Those
are greater odds than for a typ-
ical shuttle flight because of
Hubble's extremely high and
debris-littered orbit.
Before reaching Hubble and
again after leaving it, the
Atlantis astronauts will inspect
their spacecraft for signs of
damage, just as crews always
do while in orbit.
Ever since space shuttles
resumed flying following the
2003 Columbiia tragedy that
killed seven astronauts, NASA
has had a rescue plan in case of
irreparable damage. But all
those missions have been to

the space station, where astro-
nauts could camp out for two
The Hubble mission offers
no such safe haven. That's why
the Hubble repair mission was
canceled in 2004; NASA's boss
at the time deemed it too dan-
A new NASA regime
reversed that decision, once
space shuttles were flying safe-
ly again and repair methods
became available to orbiting
astronauts. The caveat was that
another shuttle be on the
launch pad, all prepped and
ready to fly something nev-
er, before attempted.
NASA took similar steps in
1973 during its first space sta-
tion program, Skylab. But a
rescue was never needed.
Once Atlantis is aloft, "if it
even begins to smell" like a
rescue might be needed, final
preparations for Endeavour
will begin, said launch direc-
tor Mike Leinbach. He said

Endeavour could lift off within
six days.
The rescue craft would fly
to Atlantis and use a 50-foot
robot arm to grab the damaged
shuttle. The Atlantis astronauts
would put on spacesuits and
float, a few at a time, to
Endeavour over the course of
three spacewalks. Endeavour
would return home with all 11


The toughest call, officials
say, would be deciding that
Atlantis indeed had serious
enough damage that a rescue
should be tried.
"This will be an emotional
thing," Leinbach said.
Such a rescue would put four
more astronauts at risk and
would mean the end of
Atlantis, and undoubtedly the
space shuttle program, which is
set to be phased out in 2010.
Atlantis would be sent into the

Pacific once its astronauts were
aboard Endeavour.
It would rank right up there
with the drama of Apollo 13,
said Ed Mango, Atlantis'
launch director. For Leinbach,
who would head up the rescue
launch, it would be the most
important thing NASA has
ever done, period.
Altman realizes that if
pressed into service, Endeav-
our might not get off in time.
Storms or a last-second engine
shutdown could keep it
"There's no guarantee, it
would get there," Altman said
in an interview with The Asso-
ciated Press. "On the other
hand, you look at how many
things would have to go wrong
to make it not possible to pull
off. ...
"There's a scenario out there
that doesn't have a happy end-
ing, and I think we all have to
come to grips with that before


CHALIN SEJOUR, 28, sits in front of her destroyed house with her belongs covered in mud in Gonaives, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 17,2008. Long after the floodwaters from three
hurricanes and a tropical storm have receded from Haiti's mud-caked streets, new bodies are still showing up every day, officials said Wednesday.



PEOPLE LOAD a U.S. Navy ship with disaster relief for flood victims in Port-au-
Prince, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008. The U.N.'s World Health Organization is
appealing for US$4.2 million to help treat injured and sick Haitians in the wake
of a devastating string of storms.