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Publication Date: 3/14/2007
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By BRENT DEAN
A BREAK-IN at the Nation-
al Insurance building on Wulff
Road in which a number of com-
puters were stolen may have led
to the personal information of
hundreds or even thousands of
Bahamians being in the hands
of thieves, it was claimed.
.- While an NHI official con-
firmed that a break-in took
place, he would not say what
sort of information the comput-
ers contained. However, an
anonymous source who first
alerted The Tribune to the inci-
dent claimed that they contained
national insurance numbers,
business information and resi-
dential information of a "large
number" of Bahamians.
If so, a commentator with
experience with such matters;
said, it could constitute a case:
of identity theft although this,
was not officially confirmed by,
police, who remained tight-
lipped about the matter up to
press time last night.
The source further alleges that
senior management within the
department terminated the conI
tract of a private security comrn
pany about two to three weeks
ago, in a cost cutting effort, leav-
ing the building vulnerable. ;
Additionally, the source
alleges that the building alarm
did not work, nor did the secd-
rity cameras, leaving few clues
as to who the culprits are. f
Management at the Wulff
Road office refused to comment
on the robbery, and Mr Lennbx
McCartney, the director of tpe
NIB, was unavailable for com-
ment.
However, another source
familiar with identity theft stat-


ed that this type of crime can
create significant problems for
the institution and people affect-
ed.
' Institutions affected by iden-
tity theft can be forced to make
Significant and expensive
changes within their information
databases, along with the time
.consuming task of notifying the
many persons whose private
information may have been com-
promised, the source indicated.
Additionally, people in pos-
session of stolen business infor-
mation may be privileged to the
number of employees of certain
business, along with the salaries
of these employees.
Though the computers would
not have contained banking or
credit card information, the
information stolen may also give
the thieves the ability to sell
legitimate national insurance
numbers to illegal immigrants.





THE Boundaries Com-
mission is set to deliver its
report to parliament today,
according to a government
release.
The report will reveal the
final adjustments to con-
stituencies in preparation for
the coming election.
Registration officials need
this information before they
can produce voters cards.
According to government,
more than 133,000 voters
have registered to date.


* By KARIN HERIG
and BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporters
THE torso of an unidenti-
fied person inside a burnt-out
Honda vehicle off Marshall
Road was all that was found
of the country's 16th murder
victim.
The discovery of the
charred human remains yes-
terday morning has once
again raised police concerns
about a pattern of murder
victims' bodies being set on
fire.
Addressing the media at
the crime scene yesterday
afternoon, Supt Glen Miller,
second-in-command of the
Central Detective Unit
(CDU), said that the police
were very concerned about
the circumstances of this lat-
est murder.
"We've seen a pattern in
Grand Bahama, and also
here in Nassau we've seen a
couple of cases last year and
we're certainly concerned
about it," he said.
A mobile police unit on
patrol in the Marshall Road
area discovered the burnt
remains at around 11.45am
yesterday after receiving a
report of a vehicle on fire.
Arriving at the scene,
police found the burnt-out
shell of a late Honda Accord
model car inside the property
of the proposed gated com-
munity, 'Southern Winds', off
west Marshall Road. The
body was seated in the front
SEE page eight


Fred Mitchell launches

re-election campaign


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
FOX Hill MP Fred Mitchell
officially launched his re-election
campaign last night at the Faith
Mission Church of God with a
speech that became a lesson on
the history of the Bahamas, and
Fox Hill specifically, aimed at
encouraging its constituents to
exercise their right to vote.
"It is very important that you
know your history, otherwise you
put yourself in danger of repeat-
ing it," he told the crowd, before
launching into a history of civil
and voting rights in the Bahamas.


He warned the crowd not to
take for granted what they have,
in Fox Hill, or across the
Bahamas, in terms of rights or
freedoms.
, "On this night when we reaf-
firm the values of freedom which
your mother and fathers, and you
fought for," he said. I
On a separate note, Mr
Mitchell spoke of "spirit of evil in
the land, trying to stop the good
work from being done" when he
referred to the erecting of a sign
on publicly owned land in Fox
Hill the previous night.
SEE page eight


Claim that Haitian-Bahamians

are 'easy targets' for criminals
* By ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter
HAITIAN-BAHAMIANS are "easy targets" for criminals because
they are prevented from keeping their money in local banks, says a
local immigrant rights group.
The group claims that Haitian-Bahamians are being "economical-
ly marginalized" and that the recent cases of violent attacks against
Haitians may be as a result of this practice.
This past weekend, Haitian national Joseph Jacquesnes was killed
by robbers outside his home. Mr Jacquesnes, 44, and his live-in girl-
friend, Dejanette Predelus, had just arrived home when three men
emerged from behind a wall by the William Gordon Primary School.
Mr Jacquesnes died of his injuries at the scene.
SEE page eight


SUSAN Patricia Freed
A WHITE American profes-
sional woman whose downward
spiral into vagrancy was spotlight-
ed in The Tribune 16 months ago
has been found dead on a road-
side in Nassau.
Police said yesterday that the
body of Susan Patricia Freed, 53,
an architecture graduate who fell
on hard times after a road acci-
dent, was discovered in Boyd
Road.
Officers are treating her death as
"suspicious", but say there were
no outward signs of injury.
Ms Freed, who had lived in Nas-
SEE page eight


Former FNM
candidate to run
as independent
in Long Island
By BRENT DEAN
JAMES MILLER, a former
FNM candidate, has confirmed
that he will be offering as an inde-
pendent candidate for the Long
Island constituency in the gener-
al election.
Mr Miller confirmed his can-
didacy yesterday after The Tri-
bune announced that he was like-
ly to contest the seat.
"I have been asked by a num-
ber of Long Islanders to consider
offering niyself as an independent
candidate in the upcoming elec-
tion. I have gone through the
constituency of Long Island and
Ragged Island and I have been
talking and listening to the people
and will continue to listen. I am
quite satisfied that the general
support factor is in place," he
said.
"I am a son of the soil from
Miller's, Long Island and very
pleased to have been afforded
this opportunity to be called by
the people. Therefore, today I
SEE page eight


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A DEVELOPER is taking
legal action against the govern-
ment, claiming that "blocking tac-
tics" by the Ministry of Works
have cost him up to five million
dollars.
Joshua Haeward says he is
being "deliberately obstructed"
by ministry officials in proceed-
ing with a sub-division project,
and that their actions could put
his plans at risk.
"It is political victimisation," he
said. "This has happened too
many times for too long, and they
are not trying to change any-
thing."
Mr Haeward, a father-of-four
who lives at Cable Beach, is suing
the Ministry of Works and the
Attorney General, alleging a


SISTER Maria Rahming, the last of
three women who not only made histo-
ry within the Catholic community in
the Bahamas but also for Bahamian
women everywhere, died on Monday
night at the age of 87.
Sister Maria was the last of three
-Bahamian women who accepted God's
) invitation to live a holy life of celibacy
and service by becoming a Catholic nun.
In 1937, history was made when the
three entered the newly established
convent located on Nassau Street where
it still stands to this day.
When this invitation was extended to
Bahamian women, Sister Maria, who
was then 17, along with many more,
* answered the call.
However, only three out of that orig-
inal group persevered to the end Sis-
ter Maria, Sister Elizabeth Claridge and
Sister Teresa Symonette.
On July 18, 1944: at the end of her
training, Sister Maria made her final
commitment to God. She professed
three vows of Poverty, Chastity and
Obedience.
Sister Rahming's death came days
after the death of her youngest brother,


Claim that 'blocking tactics' by Ministry

of Works has cost him up to $5m dollars


breach of statutory duty, negli-
gent use of statutory powers and a
breach of rules of natural justice.
He is seeking special, aggravat-
ed and/or exemplary damages
which, he said, could amount to $5
million. Details are being worked
on by his accountant.
In his statement, of claim, Mr
Haeward says he is facing mount-
ing bank costs and other expenses
because the ministry has failed to
make a decision on his plans for a
seven-acre site off Faith Avenue,


Nassau.
His proposed Ebenezer Barak
sub-division is the latest of sever-
al such developments Mr Hae-
ward has undertaken since he
entered the property business in
1982.
But he says ministry delays
have meant he may have to return
money to lot buyers. Also, he
claims he has been unable to
make use of a bank loan and pro-
ceed on a hotel refurbishment
project.


Mr Haeward says the ministry
has adopted a hostile posture
towards him and made frivolous
requests which have proved "time
consuming and costly."
"I know there are personality
differences there. But I am prag-
matic and like to get things done.
They prefer to string it out from
meeting to meeting."
He argues that the ministry's
attitude is "blocking my entire
business" whereas officials ought
to be impartial and dispassionate.


Tom, who died over the weekend at
the age of 81.
They were the last remaining chil-
dren of the late Josiah Rahming, JP,
patriarch of Fox Hill, and his wife
Alice.
Sister Maria was born Lazaretta Eliz-
abeth Therese Rahming, the Rahmings'
second child, on November 25, 1919.
Since the 30s, when she joined the
convent;, her work had mainly centred
around education and social work in
the Catholic education system.
Six years ago, Sister Maria was diag-
nosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer
. of the plasma or the white blood cells
found in the bone marrow. ,
A degenerative bone disease, this
condition requires visits to doctors, a
battery of tests and leaves itsi victim
fatigued something that kept Sister
Maria tied to the convent.
Sister Maria spent the remainder of
her life serving mainly as counsellor to
the younger nuns.
During her life, Sister Maria said that
her fulfillment came from knowing she
had lived selflessly, as one that had
served many.


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"The idea of this litigation is to
break the logjam," said Mr Hae-
ward. "Since I can't communicate
with them I felt I would bring it
into another environment. These
services are supposed to be avail-
able to me."
He added: "I am prepared to
go to the limit. If I'continue to let
this ride, it will only come back
again and again and may even
pass on to my children.
"I have to be able to plan my
life, but this kind of wild reaction
towards me makes it difficult for
me to plan anything."
Mr Haeward's first application
to the ministry was dated March 8
last year. This was duly acknowl-
edged on March 28, when it was
stated that the proposal would go
before the town planning com-
mittee on April 4,2006.
On March 29, the ministry
requested more information,
which Mr Haeward supplied in a
letter dated April 15. From May
to August, Mr Haeward made
repeated inquiries at the ministry
about his application, but received
no written response and no deci-
sion on his plans, he claims.
Further requests for informa-
tion on the status of the applica-
tion also went unheeded, accord-
ing to court documents.
Mr Haeward's company, Hae-
ward Blockbuster Industries
Group, secured financing with
First Caribbean International
Bank (Bahamas) Ltd to complete
the purchase of the property. This
was conditional upon approval in
principle and provisional
approval.
The statement of claim says the
company was unable to utilise
loan proceeds to complete the
purchase and ended up paying the
vendor an extra $35,133 interest
on the balance.
A sum of $16,880 was also
spent in legal fees in relation to
preparation of the bank loan and
other matters.
The claim also alleges "capri-
cious, oppressive and arbitrary"
treatment and extreme disregard
of the plaintiff's rights.
The ministry's actions had also
exposed Mr Haewaid's company
to "unnecessary and extreme
financial embarrassment" as well'
as additional expense.
In addition, the ministry
showed "complete lack of regard"
for the company's financial cir-
cumstances and loss, and a "bla-
tant abuse of powers" conferred
under the act.
Messages left for permanent
secretary in the Ministry of
Works, Maxwell Poitier, were not
returned up to press time.


FOR the tenth consecu-
tive year, Four Seasons
was included in FOR-
TUNE magazine's list of
the "100 Best Companies
to Work For," ranking
53rd.
For Seasons, which
owns the Emerald Bay
resort in Exuma, is also
considered an "All Star"
company by the magazine
- as it is one of only 18
organizations that have
been on the list every
year since it launched in
1998.
"There is no greater
endorsement than one
that comes from your
employees," said Nick
Mutton, executive vice
president of human
resources. "Over more
than 40 years we have
worked very hard to build
a culture where our peo-
ple feel as respected and
cared for as our guests
and we're honoured that
they have recognized us
in such a meaningful
way."
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nies to Work For" list is
compiled for FORTUNE
by Robert Levering and
Milton Moskowitz of the
Great Place to Work
Institute in San Francisco,
based on two criteria: an
evaluation of the policies
and culture of each
company, and the opin-
ions of the company's
employees.
The latter is given more
weight; two-thirds of the
total score comes from
employee responses to a
57-question survey which
goes to a minimum of 400
randomly selected
employees from each
company.
More than 100,000
employees from 446 com-
panies participated in the .
survey this year. It asks
about things such as atti-
tudes towards manage-
ment, job satisfaction,
and camaraderie within
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2007, PAGE 3


LOCALNW


OIn brief

Lawyer: Stern
paternity
test order is
necessary
AN order from a Californ-
ian judge that Howard K
Stern give a DNA sample is
necessary to strengthen Lar-
ry Birkhead's paternity case
in the Bahamian courts, his
lawyer claimed yesterday.
Debra Opri asked that
Californian Judge Robert
Schnider make the order dur-
ing a closed paternity hear-
ing, declaring that Mr Stern
should "put up or shut up"as
far as his claims of paternity
in the case of the contested
six-month-old are concerned,
AP reported.
The Superior Court judge
refused to make the order,
which would bring Stern into
the paternity action. Howev-
er, he said he would review
his decision in two weeks.
Opri told press outside the
hearing that without the
order calling for Stern to sub-
mit to a DNA test, "we have
a weak argument" in the
Bahamian courts.
A lawyer for Stern argued
against the DNA request,
saying Stern's name is
already on the birth certifi-
cate as the father.
Yesterday, Bahamian
lawyer Paul Moss said he did
not see how having a sum-
mons from a court in another
jurisdiction could have any
effect on Mr Birkhead's
paternity action in the
Bahamas.
"Our courts are sovereign
to the extent that they have
jurisdiction over their
precincts and they're not
going to be swayed by some
other summons from another
court," he said.

American
woman dies
in traffic
accident
AN American woman in
her 20s died in Andros on
Monday when a jeep she was
travelling in overturned after
hitting an object on an
unpaved road.
Three other people, all
men, were injured in the acci-
dent, which occurred around
4pm near Twin Lake Farm
between the north and cen-
tral area of the island.
The identities of those
involved have not yet been
released by police.
All four occupants sus-
tained injuries when their
1995 Wrangler Jeep struck
an object and overturned,
and all were taken to a local
medical clinic for treatment,
according to police press liai-
son officer Walter Evans.
While two of the men were
treated and discharged, one
was detained further, but the
American woman was pro-
nounced dead.
An investigation into the
accident continues. Traffic
officials from New Provi-
dence are travelling to the
island to help local authori-
ties there.

Two men
arrested
after firearm
discovery
TWO men were arrested
on Monday after a loaded
0.9mm pistol, a black gun
case and 10 live rounds of
ammunition were found on
the back seat of a car.
Police say they made the
discovery near Winder's Ter-
race off Malcolm Road.
The men aged 19 and 28-
were seen driving a heavily-
tinted 1995 Honda Accord,
when they were stopped and
searched by drug enforcement
unit officers at around 1.40pm.
Both live in the southern
area of New Providence,
according to police.

Correction


on Adderley
headline
IN the headline to a story
in which former attorney
general and PLP election co-
ordinator Paul Adderley was
interviewed, he was mistak-
enly referred to as Peter
Adderley.
Peter Adderley is a well-
known public relations com-
sultant.
The Tribune apologises for
the error


Immigration official denies that



department targeting volunteers


A SENIOR immigration offi-
cer has denied that his depart-
ment is targeting volunteer
workers.
He said suggestions to this
effect following an immigration
operation a few weeks ago were
the result of a misunderstanding
over the regulations governing
volunteer work.
The issue arose after a female
British volunteer in Freeport
was detained reportedly on
suspicion that she was "more
than a volunteer".
In the wake of the incident, it
was claimed, immigration offi-
cials said that from now on, all
potential volunteers must sub-
mit to an application process
which includes producing two
references and explaining the
precise nature of the work they
wish to undertake.
Human rights lawyer Fred
Smith pointed out however that
volunteers are unlikely to put
up with such a hassle, and as a
result will probably go elsewhere.
Responding to the claims that
a policy targeting volunteers has
been- initiated, James Rolle,
assistant director of immigra-
tion on that island, said "no
such policy" was ever
announced by the department,


* MARTHA Cartwright, secretary of the Grand Bahama
America Women's Club; Ann Bain, 2nd vice-president
GBAWC; Mr Rolle; Penny Bethel, president GBAWC; and
Lanelle Phillips,lst vice-president GBAWC, pictured when Mr
Rolle came to speak at the club


"and the source of this misin-
formation has unfortunately
misunderstood the terms of ref-
erence for volunteer work."
Mr Rolle said that the Immi-
gration Department learned
that a visitor to the island was
filling in at a Kindergarten
school for someone who had
been employed there before.


He said immigration officials
went to the facility to investigate.
The individual in question, he
said, had claimed to be a mem-
ber of the American Women's
Club, but the services that were
being rendered at the time were
not in relations to club activities.
Speaking at the American
Women's Club yesterday, Mr


Rolle said the department is
"very cognisant" of the roles
played by the many non-profit
service organizations on the
island, "and their importance
in harnessing the social struc-
ture of our communities."
"We are quite aware that a
large number of the member-
ship and participants in such
organizations and clubs are res-
ident non-Bahamians, who are
truly unselfish and free giving in
promoting community service."

Services

He went on to assure that the
department "has no intention"
of interrupting the community
services offered by the various
clubs and organizations by tar-
geting any particular group of
volunteers.
"We respect the work of all
community-focused groups in
our society. To this end, we
encourage those expatriates of
legal status on this island, to
share their free time with civic
groups involved in community
building, and social restoration."
Mr Rolle added however that
it is important for everyone to
understand that "there must be


some merit to the ideals of vol-
unteer service and the institu-
tions to which the participation
is linked.
"No for-profit organisation
should engage the services of
expatriates without the consent of
the department of immigration.
Such was the case which prompt-
ed my department's response a
few weeks ago," he said.
"It has always been the prac-
tice for groups who invite out-
side guests to participate in on-
island activities to confer with
the department of immigration,
because the nature of some
engagements do warrant some
formal intervention; we expect
that to continue," he said.
Mr Rolle said there has always
been a good relationship
between his organisation and the
many civic groups on Grand
Bahama, adding that the depart-
ment wishes to keep it that way.
"I appeal therefore to all civic
organizations on Grand
Bahama, to see the department
of immigration as a partner in
promoting social harmony while
showing mutual respect for the
mandate of the other's organi-
sation and focus on building a
safe and strong community
bond together," he said.


Government hits back at FNM over land giveaway claims

ANSWERING allegations "This is a far cry from the buy as they pleased, and to do "What did the Port Authori- "Compare this with Panama
that the PLP has given away FNM's shoddy, break-neck what they please with what they ty give in return? Assistance in which secured $10 million for
land on the cheap, the govern- deals which sold the Bahamas bought. construction of the new school the licence alone together with
ing party said that no adminis- short and deprived Bahamians "In fact, to add insult to for Freeport, the still unfinished a percentage of the annual prof-
tration was freer with Bahamian of a myriad of benefits now and injury, Mr Ingraham put in a sports complex, and promise of its from its container facility,"
land than the FNM. far into the future," the gov- provision that allows foreigners a new straw market; these pro- the PLP said.
The party said in a statement earning party said. of age to buy up to five acres jects (altogether we are told, No agreement negotiated by
issued yesterday that at the The previous PLP govern- of Bahamian land without are worth about $20 million), this PLP government, the party
launch of every project ment "in synchrony with its approval by the government," There is also the massive said, short-changed Bahamians
approved by the present gov- declared philosophy of empow- the statement said. "Is that a giveaway of the Lucayan strip, in any shape, form or fashion.
ernment, there was full disclo- ering the citizens of this coun- give-away or what?" including two marinas, for a pal- "On the contrary, this caring
sure of the details "and it was try" passed the Immovable The party claimed that for- try sum of less then 12 million. PLP, true to its mandate, has
made clear as crystal that Properties Act, which put into mer prime minister Ingraham, "What about the giveaway of worked untiringly and meticu-
Bahamians stand to gain bene- place stringent measures to lim- in a "questionable deal with the some 1,800 acres of prime prop- lously to secure the best possi-
fits unequaled anywhere". it the sale of Bahamian land to Grand Bahama Port Authori- erty in Eletathera to a foreigner ble benefits for our people while
The Mayaguana project, it foreigners, the statement con- ty", agreed to continue the pol- who did absolutely nothing in vigorously protecting the envi-
said, is a microcosm of the PLP tinued. icy of exempting foreigners with return? ronment and assuring the prop-
government's intensely aggres- "One of the first actions of property in Freeport from real "The give-away deal on the er ecological balance to allow
sive negotiations to secure the Hubert Ingraham's government property taxes for 20 years Container Port where the. only the Bahamas to remain a pris-
best possible results for the was to repeal this act and give thereby depriving the country's pecuniary benefit accruing *to': tine paradise, forever," the par-
country and its citizens. carte blanche to foreigners to coffers of over $300 million. our country is'509 per containief. "ty said:


Wetlands workshops held for teachers

on Grand Bahama and Eleuthera


MORE than 40 educators on
Grand Bahama and Eleuthera
participated in two day work-
shops on wetlands held on their
islands.
The workshops were hosted
in Grand Bahama at the Rand
Nature Centre and on
Eleuthera at The Eleuthera
Resource Centre.
They were part of a regional
education programme built
around the 276-page Teacher's
Resource Book Wondrous
West Indian Wetlands.
The Bahamas workshops,
held between March 1 and 7,
were a partnership between the
Ministry of Education, Science
and Technology, the Bahamas
National Trust and the Society
for the Study and Conservation
of Caribbean Birds (SCSCB),
the largest single regional
organisation devoted to wildlife
conservation issues in the
Caribbean.
The workshops were facili-
tated by Michelle Kading (head
interpreter at Oak Hammock
Marsh in Canada), Lisa Soren-
son (biologist at Boston Uni-
versity, Wetlands Conservation
Project co-ordinator) and Lynn
Gape (deputy executive direc-
tor, Bahamas National Trust).
The workshops seek to raise
awareness of the importance
and value of the region's threat-
ened wetland ecosystems and
their wildlife including the West
Indian Whistling Duck, and
endangered and beautiful resi-
dent on several islands in the
Bahamas.
The two day workshops intro-
duced the Teacher's Resource
Book and teachers participat-
ed in hands on teaching of the
different activities, learned to
identify the four types of man-
groves and were introduced to
birdwatching with emphasis on
wetland birds.
Types of Bahamian wetlands
and their importance in flood
control, floodwater storage,
coastal protection, soil conser-
vation, as fish nurseries, wildlife
habitat and groundwater
recharge were also discussed,
as well as, what needs to be
done to preserve these impor-
tant ecosystems. In her presen-
tation, Lynn Gape pointed out
that if we strictly interpret the
Ramsar Convention on Wet-
lands definition of wetlands
then "all of the Bahamas is a


wetland".
On the second day partici-
pants got up close and person-
al with wetlands. Teachers on
Grand Bahama visited ponds
on the Ruby and Emerald Golf
Courses where they were able
to observe several species of
wetlands birds.
The group then travelled to
the Lucayan National Park and
were able to observe all species
of mangrove as well as identi-
fying four types of shore birds
on Gold Rock Beach.
In Eleuthera, the field trip
started with the Salt Ponds
south of Rock Sound and the
group travelled south stopping
at several wetland ponds until
they reached Windemere
Island.
On the field trips, participants
played several wetland games


- Habitat Havoc, Migration
Headache and a Food Chain
Relay all designed to teach
students about the importance
of wetlands in a fun ,outdoor
environment.
Teachers on Eleuthera were
enthusiastic and commented
that they had never really
noticed or appreciated some of
the wetlands visited. One
teacher, Charlotte Culmer Lee,
is already planning to organise a
Birdwatching Club. "Bird-
watching is great activity and
good way to teach students
about he importance of natural
habitat for our native species."
The workshops were sup-
ported by funding from a num-
ber of international agencies:
US Fish and Wildlife Service,
GEF/UNEP, and locally by the
Royal Bank of Canada.


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Rebutting Adderley's racism charge


IT'S ELECTION time again and unfortu-
nately with it comes former attorney general
Paul Adderley and his favourite topic -
racism.
According to Mr Adderley, speaking on a
recent radio talk show, the FNM is afraid of
the race issue, because "they are just fright-
ened that the black population would be
attracted to it."
As usual Mr Adderley is out of touch. The
majority of Bahamians be they FNM or
PLP are not afraid of the race issue. For
them it is a non-issue. If Mr Adderley took
time out to move among young Bahamians, he
would discover that not only is it a non-issue,
but it is a subject that irritates them. And if
there is anything that could defeat the PLP in
this election, it is the constant beating of the
racist drum. Bahamians want to be united.
Today this generation is smart enough to
understand that only in unity can this country
go forward.
Here we have two black political parties.
One party refuses to recognize the blackness of
the other. The PLP insists that it is the black
party, while the FNM, according to their twist-
ed thinking, is the white man's party. Both
parties have white members. The PLP claims
that the FNM is the white man's party, because
it is underpinned by "white money." This is
the first time that Bahamians discovered that
money comes in only two colours black
and white.
It is true that financially the FNM is sup-
ported by both black and white Bahamians. So
is the PLP. Wasn't it the PLP and not the
FNM that got a large election donation in a
previous election from Kerzner International?
And the PLP got that donation, not because
the Kerzners wanted to enter into our local
politics, but because the PLP went to them
and asked them for it. The FNM got no dona-
tion from Kerzner. They didn't ask for any.
These were the same Kerzners who Mr
Adderley warned not to enter into any agree-
ments with the FNM government, because as
soon as the PLP came to power, he said, all
agreements would be rescinded.
"There are good reasons," Mr Adderley
told the House of Assembly in 1993, "that
they (the FNM government) ought not to deal
with Sol Kerzner..."
Yet when election time came, Mr Adder-
ley's PLP certainly knew where to run when it
needed campaign financing. Was this "white
money"? If so isn't this the same type of mon-


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ey that the PLP claims makes the FNM a
white party?
Race, Mr Adderley told his radio audience,
continues to play a role in the Bahamian polit-
ical system because "you can't escape this.
Racism is the product of slavery."
One can't escape the subject because per-
sons like Paul Adderley and Fred Mitchell
don't want Bahamians to escape it they
don't want them to break their slave shackles.
Every decision they make must be couched in
slavery's shroud.
"You are supposed to have forgotten," said
Mr Adderley, "but the white society, no the
powerful minority have never forgiven the
PLP for stealing their country from them, and
that won't last forever and that will disappear.
But for almost 100 years you followed the
lead of the white society. In Jamaica, Barba-
dos, all the Caribbean were slave states at one
time and they have abandoned race as an issue
in any campaign.
"I don't think you would hear that in any
campaign in either of these countries, they
are not unlike the Bahamas in many ways
today. But in the Bahamas the white society is
still voting colour."
What a stupid statement. The white society
is voting party, not colour.
And in a statement made at a PLP rally in
1982, Mr Adderley in trying to prove that
white Bahamians vote colour, only proved
that they were voting for their party the
FNM, an equally black party.
At that rally Mr Adderley said that Orville
Turnquest was "elected by a solid white block"
in Montagu, while Janet Bostwick was elected
by a "solid white block" in Yamacraw, and,
both Kendal Isaacs in Delaporte and Frank
Watson in polling division two in Carmichael
were rescued by "solid white votes."
Our readers will note that.the white voters
were casting their ballots for black FNM can-
didates.
So what is Mr Adderley talking about?
Those of our readers who have followed Mr
Adderley's political career, will have heard
of "Adderley's logic" this thinking in just
another example of it.
To borrow an observation by Chris Pat-
ten, last British governor of Hong Kong, in ref-
erence to the death of Yasser Arafat, race
will only cease to be an issue in the Bahamas
when "times winged chariot" arrives and
departs with the Adderley generation on
board.


What kind




of standards




are these?


EDITOR, The Tribune.
THE reports of a young
woman Ms. De'Shenell
Swann being denied an
opportunity to receive gainful
employment as a chef with the
country's major anchor devel-
opment and private employer,
is an example of why there is
growing frustration among our
nation's youth, who have
become increasingly apathetic
and disillusioned. One of a for-
eign investor's greatest chal-
lenges is to be able to seam-
lessly cohabitate within its
adopted community, without
creating acrimony within the
native population. In this par-
ticular instance a young, intelli-
gent, skilled woman is unable to
secure a job that mostly takes
place outside of the public's
view, because her hairstyle does
not meet the establishment's
grooming standards? What
kind of standards are these -
Eurocentric ones?
Is it a crime for someone to
have dreadlocks? What mes-
sage are we sending to women
who are penalized for main-
taining natural, African hair-
styles, in the midst of the
onslaught of societal pressure
to adorn their heads with Euro-
pean "locks", known as
weaves? Are we sending a mes-
sage that black women in 2007
should still be ashamed of who
they are, and what God has nat-
urally blessed them with? Are
neatly groomed locks more
likely to end up in a chef's meal
than in a meal prepared by a
chef who doesn't have them?
Don't chef's wear hats?What
are we doing to the self esteem
of our people when we tacitly
tell them that they must adopt
the physical characteristics of
another race? Do we run the
risk of engendering resentment
in well-meaning youth who feel
that they are being unfairly
treated and victimized by for-
eigners in their own country?
Lastly, is this just a preview of
the negative "spin-offs" that will
accrue from our country's for-
eign investment policy?
While our country witnesses
evidence of a very apathetic and
lethargic young electorate, it is
no wonder that they aren't
more energized by the two cur-
rent major political parties, as
they do not perceive that either
is representing their interests.
Why haven't we heard any of
our country's politicians come
to the defence of this young


woman? Has there been any
suggestion that Ms. Swann was
not well qualified for the posi-
tion she applied for? No, in fact
the reports were that, she was
initially offered the job, with
specific caveats, only to have
the offer rescinded; rescinded
on the basis of her natural,
braided hairstyle! A young
woman attempting to -provide
for herself and her child, having
made a substantial investment
in her career of choice, but not
worthy enough to receive the
aid of politicians on either side,
despite their aggressive policies
to create job opportunities
through foreign investment.
I wonder whether Ms. Swan-
n's dreadlocks had an offensive
odour? Was there evidence that
she did not properly wash or
clean them? Were foreign bod-
ies found to be lying thereon? If
the answer to these questions
is no, could the cause of her
rejection be due to a lack of
appreciation for racial diversity
or due to ignorance perpetrated
by the skewed racial stereotypes
so prevalent in the media? By
the way, is there a policy by the
establishment in question to
refuse guests with dreadlocks


from dining at any of its many
restaurants, due to a violation of
its grooming protocol?
What incentive does our
nation's youth have to partici-
pate in our country's electoral
process, when political leaders
themselves seem apathetic
toward them, while partial to
the foreign investor? We are
inundated with discussion about
globalization, but what merit
does globalization have with-
out an appreciation for global
diversity? Perhaps in my
naivete I am inclined to hold
out hope that there is not a
clandestine agenda afoot, which
endeavours to promote the
interests, norms and values of
the financially powerful over
those of the financially vulner-
able.
Considering that the issue of
racial interplay has become
such a prominent topic on the
eve of our general election,
there should be discussion
about the insidious threat posed
by the massive, uncontrolled
foreign investment on our coun-
try's horizon. Without such dis-
cussion and consequent plan-
ning, how can we expect to
cohabitate without perennial
acrimony?
S. Andre Rollins, D.M.D.
Nassau,
March 12,2007


Is it racism


or politics?

EDITOR, The Tribune.
LIKE the dawning of a new day, the changing of the seasons, the
rainbow that follows the rain and the tide that ebbs and flows, we
can rely on some politicians to be so bankrupt of ideas, yet so
desperate to win votes that they will pull out their scratchy record-
ings every five years and play the same songs they have been play-
ing ad nauseam for so many elections that the public is begging for
mercy. I refer of course to their old and tired racist rants.
The UBP is history accept it!
There is no conspiracy for the white people to take over the Gov-
ernment accept it! We are blessed with a multi-racial society in
which we go to school, work, socialize, worship and marry, as one
people. We should all be proud of that.
The time is long past for the politicians to decide that if they can-
not win an election with ideas and a sound platform instead of res-
urrecting racial issues then they should just quietly fade out of
politics. Our country does not need them.
Let us be done with the nonsense.
It is mischievous, divisive and foolish.
S.T. Sweeting, DDS
Nassau,
March 13, 2007.




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Monday March 12th,
2007 at St. Martin
Monastery.


A Vigil will be held at
St. Anslem's Catholic Church, Fox Hill, on
Wednesday March 21st, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial is set for Thursday
March 22nd, 2007, 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's
Parish, Boyd Road.

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THEBLOCAL TRIBUNEEWEDNESDAYWSMARCH14,2007,PAG


*In brief

Peet: Take
advantage of
investment
opportunities

FINANCIAL Services
Minister Vincent Peet chal-
lenged Bahamian entrepre-
neurs to take full advantage
of investment opportunities.
Speaking while officially
opening Domestic Invest-
ment Month, Mr Peet
stressed the need for Bahami-
ans to do all they can to cre-
ate linkages with the tourism
and agricultural sectors in
light of the billions of dollars
in tourism investments flow-
ing into the country.
"This is really an opportu-
nity to let Bahamians know
that while foreign investment
is critical to growth and
development, we want
Bahamians to directly and
indirectly benefit meaning-
fully from that development,"
Mr Peet said. "We are com-
mitted to empowering our
people in any way possible."

Deforestation
continues in
Caribbean,
says UN
ROME
EUROPE and North
America have reversed cen-
turies of deforestation and
are showing a net increase in
wooded areas, while most
developing countries contin-
ue to cut down their trees, a
UN agency said Tuesday,
according to Associated Press.
The Rome-based Food and
Agriculture Organization said
poor or conflict-stricken
countries where clear-cut-
ting and uncontrolled fires
are especially severe still
face serious challenges in
managing their wooded
areas, the agency said.
Africa, Latin America and
the Caribbean are currently
the regions with the highest
losses of wood-covered
regions, especially in tropical
areas.

Correction
on voter
registration
numbers
DUE to technical difficul-
ties, the voter registration
numbers for the Bamboo
Town and Carmichael con-
stituencies were not correctly
reproduced in a chart printed
on page 9 of yesterday's Tri-
bune.
The correct numbers, up to
March 11, 2007 for these con-
stituencies are as follows:
Bamboo Town, 3,591;
Carmichael, 3,628.
The Tribune apologises for
any inconvenience the error
may have caused.









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Mitchell tells students not to




forget the lessons of slavery


* FRED Mitchell


Foreign Affairs Minister claims some

want to pretend 'it did not exist'


MANY in the Bahamas want
to pretend that slavery never
happened, and that we ought
to be "in some kind of 21st cen-
tury love-fest forget about the
past as if it did not exist"
according to Fred Mitchell.
Speaking on Commonwealth
Day at the Doris Johnson High
School, the foreign minister also
said slavery was morally wrong.
"There is a requirement for
an apology by all those who
were officially involved in slav-
ery even centuries after the fact,
in the same way that the Ger-
man government has had to
make amends for their conduct
during the Second World War
toward Jews," he said.
According to Mr Mitchell,
Bahamians ought to be sure
that the young know their his-
tory.
"We must also tell them,
though, that history should not
be used as an excuse for their
failings but rather as a source
of inspiration for their success,"
he said.


Mr Mitchell said his message
was geared particularly to the
students who will have the
opportunity to register and vote
in the next general election.
"I want you to know what a
privilege you have, and I want
you to remember how hard won
the struggle to get the right to
vote was. Remember if you do
not use it, you can lose it.

Vote

"Remember women, females
just got the right to vote within
the lifetimes of your grand-
mothers and some of your
teachers here today. So in many
cases when your grandmothers
and some of your teachers were
born, when I was born women
did not have the right to vote.
"Several generations before
that neither men nor women
who were African or black
could vote in the Bahamas.
They were part of what was
known then as the British


Empire and throughout the
British Empire slavery was the
order of the day. That meant
that people like and you and
me were destined to be owned
by other people; bought and
sold like chattel," he said.
"It was replaced by the Com-
monwealth and today the Com-
monwealth's values replace the
old racism and discrimination
of the empire with respect for
the rule of law, self determina-
tion and equality for all peoples
regardless of race, creed or
colour."
Mr Mitchell said he hopes the
students understand how the
modern history of the Bahamas
is influenced by what happened
200 years ago.
"We are still struggling with
the meaning of this for our peo-
ple, their self esteem, and their
right to exist as human beings
within their own skin and not
suffer because of it. It is impor-
tant that our children continue
to know the story and continue
to tell the story."


Round Table volunteers

getting to work on

$75,000 playground in

Eight Mile Rock


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Volunteers
of the Million Dollar Round
Table were hard at work on
Monday at the Sea Grape Com-
munity Park at Eight Mile
Rock, where they are building a
$75,000 state-of-the-art play-
ground.
Kelly Monford, member of
the board of trustees at the
MDRT Foundation, said that
about 25 to 35 volunteers were
on site from 8am unloading the
containers and assembling play-
ground equipment at the park.
"We enjoy partnering with
Kids Around the World in pro-
jects like this because in addi-
tion to providing funding, it
allows our members to partici-
pate in the actually construc-
tion of projects in communities
in great need," she said.
Bahamian Anthony "Tiger"
Longley, a member of MDRT,
is confident that work on the
playground will be completed
in time for the opening on Fri-
day, when Prime Minister Perry
Christie is expected to speak at
a dedication ceremony.
"The unique thing about this
project is that this is about peo-
ple helping people. And so
whereas we have people from
abroad to assist us, we also have
local involvement from persons
in the Sea Grape community,
as well as from the local insur-
ance community from Nassau
and Grand Bahama," he said.
Mr Longley said that more
volunteers are expected to join
throughout the week.
In addition to building a
12,000 square foot playground,
the group will build a separate
toddler's play area, erect new
picnic tables, add landscaping,
and improve the existing bas-
ketball court and bleachers.
Mr Longley commended
insurance entities, such as Clico,
Colina Imperial, Family
Guardian and British Ameri-
can for their assistance in pro-
viding additional manpower and
financial resources.
John Marshall Lee, 39-year
member of MDRT and past
president, said that the play-
ground project is one of three
hands-on projects spearheaded
by the MDRT Foundation.
He said that the foundation
has contributed $100,000 to the
programme at Eight Mile Rock
at the request of Mr Longley,
who informed them of the
tremendous need in the area.
"In the grant competition he
came out on top this year," Mr


Lee said. "We are happy to be
here in the Bahamas assisting
with such a worthwhile pro-
ject."
Through their partnership
with Kids Around the, World,
Mr Lee said, the MDRT has
built three playgrounds in
Trinidad and Tobago, one in
Los Angeles, one in China and
one in New Orleans.
Mr Lee said that the MDRT
Foundation has also carried out
other projects, such as the Habi-
tat Hodse building programme
in 1994 in Dallas, and last year
in Thailand and Los Angeles.
He also noted that the foun-
dation has funded a wheelchair
project which was spearheaded
by Mr Longley.
Mr Longley hopes the foun-
dation will consider con-
structing a second playground


* VOLUNTEERS of MDRT
are seen preparing to
assemble the playground
equipment at the Sea Grape
Community Park at Eight
Mile Rock (above and below)


* FROM left: John Marshall Lee, past president and member of
the MDRT, Kelly Monford, MDRT board of trustees member,
and Anthony 'Tiger' Longley at the Sea Grape Community Park
in Eight Mile Rock


in New Providence.
The Million Dollar Round
Table is an association of finan-


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SUPREME COU

SUPREI
PROBATE
P.O.
Nassau, Th
March
Probate Division
2007/PRO/npr/00092

IN THE ESTATE OF ANDREW MARK CONNER
4478 Trout Drive, SE, St. Petersburg, Pinellas, Floi

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
days from the date hereof, application will be n
Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its Proba
SARAH LORRAINE PARNELL KING, of Love B
Western District, New Providence, one of the isl
commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-A
Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas, for ob
Resealed Grant of Letters of Administration in
estate granted to JULIA CONNERS the Singl
Representative, by the Circuit Court for Pinell
Probate Division on the 1st day of Ju

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Assistant Registrar




SUPREN
PROBATE
RO. I
Nassau, The
March
Probate Division
2007/PRO/npr/00095

IN THE ESTATE OF DREW 0. CONKLIN a.k
OSCAR CONKLIN late of 2060 Castleview Drive
of Turlock in the State of California, U.S.A.,

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
days from the date hereof, application will be m
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, on its Proba
MICHELL ANTIONETTE PETTY, of Cumberlar
the Eastern District, New Providence, 'and BERYI
WILLIAMS of No. 8 Benson RQad.JDannottag
Eastern District, New Providence, both of the Is
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorneys-A
Authorized Attorneys in The Bah-imas, for ob
Resealed Grant of Letters Testamentary in the at
granted to H. PAUL FOUNTAIN the Executor, b
of Wills in and for the County of Stanislaus in t
California, U.S.A. on the 22nd day of Aug


Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Assistant Registrar


PROBATE
P.O. E
Nassau, Thi
March


Probate Division
2007/PRO/npr/00096


IN THE ESTATE OF ALBERT F. SAUNDERS,,
2004 N. Troup Street, Valdosta, Georgia

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
days from the date hereof, application will be mrr
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, on its Proba
LUTHER H. MCDONALD, of West Bay Stree
District, New Providence; one of the Isla
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-A
Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas, for obt
Resealed Grant of Letters Testamentary in the ab
granted to WADE H. COLEMAN and BOBBI T. M
Executors, by the Probate Division for Lowndes
the State of Georgia, U.S.A., on the 1st day of.


Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Assistant Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE
THE SUPREIN
PROBATE
March
No. 2007/PRO/npr/00097

Whereas DOLLY P. YOUNG of Nassau East Nor
District, New Providence, one of the Islan
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney by Dee
of Attorney for Roger Franklin Cartwright and Pam
Lowe the Executors has made application to th(
Court of the Bahamas, for letters of Administratic
Will Annexed of the real and personal estate o
CARTWRIGHT a.k.a. MYRTLE MAY CARTWRI
1230 NW 74th Avenue, Plantation, Florid
deceased

Notice is hereby given that such applications wi
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days fro
hereof.

Signed
D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


Probate Division
2007/PRO/npr/00099


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REGISTRY
BOX N-167
e Bahamas
15th, 2007


IS, late of
rida, U.S.A.,
deceased.

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nade to the,
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ands of the
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REGISTRY
BOX N-167
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15th, 2007


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BOX N-167
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15th, 2007



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SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
P.O. BOX N-167
Nassau, The Bahamas
March 15th, 2007


IN THE ESTATE OF META S. EVERETT, late of 371 Middle
Winchendon Road, Rindge, County of Cheshire, State of
New Hampshire, U.S.A., deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, on its Probate Side by C.V.
HOPE STRACHAN, of Equity House, Mount Royal Avenue
North, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the
Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas, for obtaining the
Resealed Grant of Certificate of Appointment in the above
estate granted to CHARLES H. EVERETT, JR, the Executor,
by the Cheshire Probate Court in the State of New Hampshire,
U.S.A., on the 3rd day of February 2004

Signed
D. Robinson
(for) Assistant Registrar



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
March 15th, 2007
No. 2007/PRO/npr/00103

Whereas, RUTH BLACK of Soldier Road on the Island of
New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of the Real
and Personal Estate of EZEKIEL BLACK late of Soldier
Road on the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas deceased.

. Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.

Sign
Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar


Probate Division
2007/PRO/npr/00104


SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
P.O. BOX N-167
Nassau, The Bahamas
March 15th, 2007


IN THE ESTATE OF ANNA S. PHILLIPS a.k.a ANNA R.
PHILLIPS late of 221 Burgundy E. in the City of Delray Beach
in the County of Palm Beach in the State of Florida, U.S.A.
-.. deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, on its Probate Side by
JILLIAN T. CHASE-JONES, of Jacaranda, in the Western
District of the Island of New providence, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law,
the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas, for obtaining the
Resealed Grant of Letters of Administration-Successor
Personal Representative (Single Personal Representative) in
the above estate granted to MARTIN R. MALLINGER the
Successor Personal Representative, by the Circuit Court in
and for Palm Beach County in the State of Florida, U.S.A.,
on the 13th day of October 2006 and on the 31st day of
January, 2007

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(For) Assistant Registrar

SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
P.O. BOX N-167
Nassau, The Bahamas
March 15th, 2007
Probate Division
2007/PRO/npr/00105

IN THE ESTATE OF JOHN EDWARD RUSSELL late of the
City of Toronto in the Province of Ontario in the Dominion of
Canada, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, on its Probate Side by
GILBERT ANSELM THOMPSON, of Chancery House, The
Mall in the City of Freeport, Grand Bahama one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law,
the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas, for obtaining the
Resealed Grant of Certificate of Appointment of Estate
Trustee with a Will in the above estate granted to JOHN A.
MURRAY the Executor, by the General Division of the Ontario
Court at Toronto, Canada on the 26th day of August, 1999.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(For) Assistant Registrar


SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
P.O. BOX N-167
Nassau, The Bahamas
March 15th, 2007
Probate Division
2007/PRO/npr/00109

IN THE ESTATE OF ROSELYN PARKER JOHNSON, late of
410 Commerce Street, Aulander Town, Bertie County in the
State of North Carolina 27805 one of the United States of
America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of the Bahamas in the Probate Division by
RICHARD HEREBERT ROGER LIGHTBOURN of Mareva
House, 4 George Street, Nassau, New providence, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Attorney-
At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining
the Resealed Letters Testamentary in the above estate
granted to RUSSELYN SLAUGHTER SMITH, the Personal
Representative, by the General Court of Justice, Superior


Court Division, Bertie County, on the 21st day of August
1995.

Signed
N. Neilly
(For) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
March.15th, 2007
No. 2007/PRO/npr/00110

Whereas STANLEY OSWALD ANTHONY ISAACS of The
Eastern Road in the Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme Court of
The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration with the Will
Annexed of the Real and Personal Estate of MATILDA LOIS
THOMPSON late of Ryswick 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 such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.

Signed
N. Neilly
(For) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
March 15th, 2007
No. 2007/PRO/npr/00111

Whereas ELEAZAR FERGUSON of Nassau Village in the
Eastern District of the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made
application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters
of Administration De Bonis Non of the Real and Personal
Estate of JASPER FERGUSON late of The Forest, Exuma,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.

Signed
N. Neilly
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE.DIVISION
March 15th, 2007
No. 2007/PRO/npr/00112

Whereas, WARREN LOGAN ROLLE of 8 Oxford Road,
Nassau East in the Eastern District of the Island of'New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas has made application to theSupreme.-Cburtof
The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of the Real and
Personal Estate of MICHAEL ALPHEUS ROLLE late of 737
N.W. 12th Street, Miami, in the State of Florida, one of the
States of the United States of America, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.

Signed
N. Neilly
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
March 15th, 2007
No. 2007/PRO/npr/00119

Whereas, MILDRED BUTLER of 18 Gleniston Gardens in
the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made
application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters
of Administration of the Real and Personal Estate of RALPH
R. BUTLER JR late of 18 Gleniston Gardens in the Eastern
District of the island of New Providence, one of the Island
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.

Signed
N. Neilly
((for) Registrar



SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
RP.O. BOX N-167
Nassau, The Bahamas
March 15th, 2007
Probate Division
2007/PRO/npr/00120
IN THE ESTATE OF DOUGLAS MACLEOD MERCHANT,
late of 4305-2045 Lakeshore Boulevard West in the City of
Toronto in the Province of Ontario in the Dominion of Canada,
deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by


ANDREW DWAYNE FORBES of No. 19 High Vista
Apartments in the Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The
Bahamas for obtaining the Resealed Certificate of
Appointment of Estate Trustee with A Will in the above estate
granted to JULEEN MARGARET MERCHANT, the Personal
Representative, by Ontario Superior Court of Justice, on the
17th day of October 2006.

Signed
N. Neilly
(for) Registrar


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SUPREME COURT

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
March 15th, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00121

Whereas HARTIS EUGENE PINDER of
Mareva House 4 George Street, Nassau on
the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas has made application to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters
of Administration with the Will Annexed of
the Real and Personal Estate of MARY JEAN
CAREY late of Woodlawn 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 such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the
expiration of 14 days from the date hereof.

Signed
N Neilly
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
March 15th, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00122

Whereas, KHARA ADDERLEY-CAMPBELL
of 5805 Bumpy Oak Road, La Plata in the
State of Maryland, one of the States of the
United States of America has made
application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of
the Real and Personal Estate of JAMES
HASTINGS ADDERLEY (a.k.a.) JAMES
HASTING ADDERLEY (a.k.a.) JAMES H.
ADDERLEY late of No. 14 Teak Lane, Sunset
Park Subdivision in the Western District of
the Island of New Providence of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the
expiration of 14 days from the date hereof.

Signed
N. Neilly
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
March 15th, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00123

Whereas LOUREY C. SMITH of No. 4
George Street in the City of Nassau in the
Island of New Providence, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has
made application to the Supreme Court of
The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration
of the Real and Personal Estate of HALINA
MARIA KUBINSKI late of No. 14 Teak Lane,
Sunset Park Subdivision in the Western
District of the Island of New Providence of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the
expiration of 14 days from the date hereof.

Signed
N. Neilly
(for) Registrar


Peet unhappy with




speed of processing




new investments



Minister blames government 'turf wars' for delays


MINISTER of Financial Ser-
vices and investments Vincent
Peet said he is displeased with
the speed at which investment
applications are currently being
processed.
While there has been some
progress in processing applica-
tions, Mr Peet said, "there is
much more work to be done."
"There is too much red tape
which can frustrate people,"
said admitted, asking however
that the public give his govern-
ment "a little time to work out
the kinks."
The minister also pointed to
the existence of "turf wars" in
the various government depart-
ments responsible tor process-
ing applications.
He said these conflicts must
be stopped immediately if there
is to a smooth processing of
applications. "But that takes a
cultural shift. It won't happen
overnight."
Speaking of the opportuni-
ties created by the investments
that have come on stream under
the PLP government, Mr Peet
noted that Bahamians were
awarded 35 per cent of the con-
struction work with an addi-
tional 11 per cent going to local
and foreign contractors in the
form of joint contracts.
There is also a strong com-
ponent of Bahamian investment
in the Ginn project, at West


End, Grand Bahama, where
over 200 Bahamians are
employed, he added.
Mr Peel indicated that the
level of Bahamian involvement
in these major projects is con-
sistent with the Prime Minis-
ter's "vision, and we are every-
day determined to empower
more and more Bahamians."

Proposals

Mr Pect said a number of
investment proposals are
presently being considered by
the government, including the
opening of a processing plant
in Andros to provide crabs
year-round.
Hjs comments came as he
addressed a press conference at
Sandals resort on Friday after-
noon, called to officially launch
domestic investment month. He
was accompanied by executives
from the Domestic Investment
Board and representatives of
the Bahamas Agricultural and
Industrial Corporation (BAIC).
Domestic Investment Month
will highlight some of the
achievements of local investors.
A number of business empow-
erment lectures are planned
throughout the month, in addi-
tion to several town meetings in
various Family Islands, including
Eleuthera and Exuma.


* VINCENT Peet


Drug council exhibition opens

THE Bahamas National -
Drug Council (BNDC) 17th -4
Annual Exhibition was .
officially opened on March7 "
at the Mall at Marathon by e .1,. -
Minister of Health, National
Insurance and Public ;.,.
Information. Seated from
left are executive director of Ak ,g.
the BNDC, Marcia
Munnings; chairman
BNDC, William Weeks;
United States Ambassador
to the Bahamas John ,
Rood; permanent
secretary at Ministry of
Health, Elma Garraway and
Ezekiel Munnings,
co-ordinator of the Male
Initiative (speaking). The
Bahamas National Drug
Council mascot, Say No The
Dog (front), led primary
school students in a rush out. ,
(Photo: BIS/Raymond "
Bethel) -.. --.. ....... .



COB launches new drive to



boost student enrolment


AS it moves closer to achiev-
ing university status, the Col-
lege of the Bahamas has begun
a number of different drives to
ensure not only is that this sta-
tus achieved but that it is sus-
tained and grows.
One drive involves recruit-
ment. College president Janyne
Hodder has stated publicly sev-
eral times that COB needs
more funding and that this
funding must be enrolment dri-
ven in other words, extra
funding depends on a growing
enrollment of students.
In answer to this call, the
Culinary and Hospitality Man-
agement Institute hosted an
open house for high school
guidance counsellors on Feb-
ruary 28 in Choices Dining
Room at the Bahamas Tourism
Training Centre undei: the title
"Gateway to the Exciting
World of Tourism, Hospitality
and Culinary Arts".
The purpose of this event was
to inform guidance counsellors
of the opportunities available
at COB.
Around 30 guidance counsel-
lors attended and were given
information about the institute
and a demonstration of food


preparation from apprentice
chef Devan McPhee, a third-
year student who impressed the
gathering with his culinary skill
and his confidence in fielding
and answering questions from
the floor.
McPhee was not the only stu-
dent featured. The entire open
house was organised by stu-
dents in the Tourism 316 class:
Special Events. Meetings and
Planning under the direction of
Sophia Rolle. assistant professor
in the Culinary and Hospitality
Management Institute and a
former Cacique winner in the
Human Resources category.
One of the students in the
Tourism 316 class. Latish Tay-
lor, was Mistress of Ceremonies
and perl'ormed attendees said
she performed very well,
putting them at their ease and
making sure the proceedings
fI'lowed smoothly.
Valderinc Hamilton. assistant
professor in the Culinary and
Hospitality Management Insti-
tute, told the delegates that
great changes are sweeping
through the hospitality indus-
try and that the institute is in a
very important position -
bcci usc now more than ever


before, well-trained human
resources are essential to take
advantage of the opportunities
on offer.
Professor Hamilton went on
to outline the vision of the insti-
tute and to list its goals. Among
the latter is the desire to
increase enrollment and to start
and operate a training hotel to
give students hands on experi-
ence in the work place under
the watchful eyes of trained and
qualified instructors.
The guidance counsellors
were particularly interested in
the fields of hospitality training


that the institute has listed as
its priorities, based on what it
sees as the industry's prime
needs. These include: culinary
skills, supervisory skills, activi-
ties personnel, foreign language
proficiency and literacy skills.
This was the first of three
open houses designed specifi-
cally to boost recruitment.
The third, for students inter-
ested in a career in hospitality,
tourism or the culinary arts and
their parents or guardians will
be held today at Choices
Restaurant, Bahamas Tourism
Training Centre at 6pm.


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US, the Middle East and world affairs


THE dramatic loss of
American credibility
and prestige after four years of
failure in Iraq has forced the
once arrogant Bush adminis-
tration to take a more prag-
matic approach to world affairs.
The adjustment includes
improved relations with the
United Nations; efforts to deal
realistically with enemies like
Iran, North Korea and Syria;
and the beginnings of a shift on
climate change policy.
Most recently, it has included
a presidential tour of Latin
America a region that has
been neglected since the early
days of the Bush government,
when Dubyah's first overseas
trip was to meet with his Mex-
ican counterpart.
But perhaps the most impor-
tant element of this shift is a
renewed diplomatic effort to
settle the festering Arab-Israeli
conflict in the Middle East,
which experts say is much
worse off now than it was when
Bush took office six years ago
- and the 'end of days' is fast
approaching.


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2006/08/the_religious_r.htinl#m
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The agreement at Camp
David was based on
unanimous UN resolutions
after the 1967 and 1973 wars
between Israel and its Arab
neighbours. Carter summarises
these at the start of his book:
"Their basic premise is that
Israel's acquisition of territory
by force is illegal and that Israel
must withdraw from occupied
territories; that Israel has the
right to live in peace within

Many Christian
evangelicals'
belief is that in
order for Christ to
return, the Holy
Land has to be
first swept clean of
Muslims and then
all Jews have to be
killed or become


A new bestseller by Christians.
Jimmy Carter the
president who helped negoti-
ate the Camp David Accords secure and recognized bound-
30 years ago insists that the aries; that the refugee problem
only effective approach to the must be settled; and that the
Palestinian problem is the two- international community must
state solution first proposed assist with negotiations to
almost a century ago parti- achieve a just and durable
tion of the Holy Land between peace in the Middle East.
Arabs and Jews. More specifically, US policy
In Palestine: Peace Not was that Israeli settlements in
Apartheid, Carter a Baptist the West Bank and Gaza were
Sunday School teacher from illegal and obstacles to peace."
Georgia who was president The rest of the book is based
from 1976 to 1980 and now on this opening premise. It pre-
runs the humanitarian Carter sents a balanced account of
Centre stirred up a hornet's peace efforts in the region over
nest by using the word the past 30 years, as well as
-partheicd' to describe Ij !;i i offering a ued resolu-
,chaviour in the West Bank. It tion to the co,,, act. But it has
recalled the 1975 United ignited a firestorm of protest
Nations resolution that con- among supporters of Israel in
demned Zionism as a form of the United States, many of
racism. whom are upset at the choice of
His book traces the history title.
of Arab-Israeli negotiations
since Camp David, which led
to a peace treaty between IsraL... ,efore h, was elected,
and Egypt the most powq-.,; Jimmy Carter had
ful Arab state in the region ." been invited to visit the Holy
that is still in force. FortrhyA 'dind by Yitzhak Rabin, the
summary of the origins of Zion- Israeli military hero of the 1967
ism and the Arab-Israeli con- Six-day War who later, as
flict please visit: prime minister, signed the 1993
Oslo peace agreement with


TOUGH CALL


Yasser Arafat, and was assas-
sinated for his efforts by a Jew-
ish extremist two years later.
Carter said the prevailing
view then among Israeli leaders
was that the occupied territo-
ries (the Sinai, the West Bank,
Gaza and the Golan Heights)
should be kept only until they
could be traded for a secure
peace with the Arabs. There
were about 1,500 Jewish set-
tlers in these areas at the time
of Carter's 1973 visit. Today,
they number 268,000 out of a
total West Bank population of
about 2 million.
"Our natural presumption,"
Carter says, "was that Israel
would dismantle the unwanted
settlements to comply with
international law, including UN
Security Council resolutions
that had been supported by
both Israel and the United
States... I was excited and opti-
mistic about the apparent com-
mitment of the Israelis to estab-
lish a nation that would be a
homeland for the Jews...deter-
mined to live in harmony with
all their neighbours."

The religious aspects of
this never-ending con-
flict are, unfortunately, key to a
comprehensive settlement. In
a recent interview, Carter said
he had been teaching the Bible
since he was 18: "And my belief
is that God ordained that the
Jews should have a homeland
there, and I think that interna-
tion:0 law beginning in 1948
says the same exact thing."
But this view diverges
sharply from that of many
Christian evangelicals, who are
among the most vocal support-
ers of Israel. Their belief is that
in order for Christ to return,
the Holy Land has to be first
swept clean of Muslims and.
then all Jews have to be killed
or become Christians. Accord-
ing to Carter, "that's a com-
pletely stupid and ridiculous
premise on which to base for-
eign policy or on which to base
support for Israel."


And Muslim religious
extremists think the same way.
In fact, the charter of Hamas
(the group that currently runs
the Palestinian Authority)
insists that "'the land of Pales-
tine is an Islamic (holy posses-
sion) consecrated for future
Moslem generations until Judg-
ment Day."

Carter was a key figure
in the first compre-
hensive Arab-Israeli peace
talks. They began in 1977 when
it became clear that Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat was
willing to take bold steps
towards peace. Menachim
Begin was prime minister of
Israel at the time, and Carter
invited both to Camp David
where he acted as a mediator.
"It is to be remembered,"
Carter writes, "that the Camp
David Accords signed by Sadat
and Begin... reconfirmed a spe-
cific commitment to honour
UN resolutions which...call for
Israel's withdrawal from occu-
pied territories...and the recog-
nition of the Palestinian peo-
ple as a separate political enti-
ty. Everyone knew that if
Israel began building new set-
tlements, the promise to grant
the Palestinians full autonomy
would be violated."
But that is exactly what hap-
pened after Israel withdrew
from the Egyptian Sinai.
Unfortunately, other Arab
states rejected the peace deal
and Sadat was assassinated by
Muslim extremists a few years
later.


Fast forward to today -
when, Carter says, the
Israelis are unilaterally build-
ing a wall of imprisonment
._within Palestinian territory to
impose "a system of partial
'withdrawal, encapsulation and
'Apartheid on the Muslim and
Christian citizens of the occu-
pied territories."
The driving force is not


racism but the acquisition of
land, he says: "It is obvious that
the Palestinians will be left with
no territory in which to estab-
lish a viable state, but com-
pletely enclosed within the bar-
rier and the occupied Jordan
River Valley."
The Israeli-Palestinian issue
is the principal fault line in
world conflict today, but Carter
says the Camp David Accords
show that diplomacy can bring
lasting peace between ancient
enemies. And all of the initia-
tives that followed this agree-
ment contain key common ele-
ments that can be consolidated
if pursued in good faith.
He cites two obstacles to per-
manent peace in the Middle
East: Some Israelis believe they
have the right to confiscate
Palestinian land, and some
Palestinians react by honour-

There have been
no substantive
peace talks during
the past six years
of the Bush
Administration,
despite the fact
that break-
throughs have
occurred only
when the United
States has been
fully engaged in
the process.

ing suicide bombers as martyrs.
The key requirements, he says,
are that the security of Israel
must be guaranteed within a
permanent legal boundary, and
the sovereignty of all nations
in the region must be hon-
oured.
"As I said in a 1979 speech to
the Israeli Knesset, 'the people
support a settlement. Political
leaders are the obstacle.' Over
the years, public opinion sur-
veys have shown that a major-
ity of Israelis favour withdraw-
ing from Palestinian territory
in exchange for peace; and
recent polls show that 80 per
cent of Palestinians still want
a two-state peace agreement
with Israel.
"The bottom line is this:


peace will come to Israel and
the Middle East only when the
Israeli government is willing to
comply with international
law...All Arab nations must
pledge to honour Israel's right
to live in peace under these
conditions."


T ragically, there have
been no substantive
peace talks during the past six
years of the Bush Administra-
tion, despite the fact that break-
throughs have occurred only
when the'United States has
been fully engaged in the
process. But lately, Secretary
of State Condoleeza Rice has
called for a comprehensive set-
tlement similar to a proposal
adopted at an Arab summit in
2002.
At that time, the Arab states
offered peace with Israel if it
withdrew from all territories
seized in 1967 the West
Bank, Gaza, East Jerusalem
and the Golan Heights. In
return, all Arab states would
recognize Israel's right to exist
within secure borders. At pre-
sent, the only Arab govern-
ments that recognize Israel are
the Palestinian Authority,
Egypt and Jordan.
According to Carter, "This
offer is compatible with official
US government policy, previ-
ous agreements approved by
Israeli governments, and with
the International Quartet's
'roadmap for peace.' With
strong US pressure, backed by
the UN, Russia, and the Euro-
pean Community, Israelis and
Palestinians would have to
come to the negotiating table."
And moderate Arab govern-
ments say they will help Wash-
ington stabilize Iraq if the US
takes a central role in resolving
the long-standing Israeli-Pales-
tinian conflict. In a speech to
the US Congress earlier this
month, Jordan's King Abdul-
lah said that "the security of
all nations and the stability of
our global economy are direct-
ly affected by the Middle East
conflict."
Secretary Rice has pledged
to help set up a Palestinian
state by the end of Bush's term.
Will this finally be the 'end of
days'?
What do you think? Send
comments to larry@tribune-
media.net. Or visit
www.bahamapundit.com


Former FNM candidate

FROM page one
officially declare my independent candidacy for the Long Island and
Ragged Island Constituency. By the help of God I will be the next
member of parliament for the area," he said.
Mr Miller previously ran unsuccessfully as an FNM candidate for
North Long Island, Rumn Cay and San Salvador in 1987 and for the Cat
Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador constituency in 1997.
When asked if he is still a member of the FNM, Mr Miller said that
if he is running as an independent that "speaks for itself." The inde-
pendent candidate did not comment any further on his current rela-
tionship with the FNM.
Mr Miller said that Long Island and Ragged Island have several
pressing concerns at this time that he will attempt to resolve as the new
representative for the area. One of these issues, he said, is lack of
access to cable television, despite the mandate of Cable Bahamas to ser-
vice the entire Bahamas.
Mr Miller also expressed concern about access to potable water in
Salt Pond, in addition to access by the mailboat to the channel leading
to Ragged Island.
Mr Miller is a teacher by profession and is currently the president of
Air Bahama Cargo. He has been a pilot for 28 years.


Torso found in burnt-out car

FROM page one
passenger seat.
Along with officers from the Southern police division and the fire
department, the police's forensic pathologist was also called in to
assist with the removal of the body, from the crime scene to the
morgue.
Supt Miller said that it was possible that the body had been inside the
vehicle for more than 24 hours.
As only the victim's torso could be salvaged from the wreckage,
police at this time were not able to determine the body's gender or the
cause of death.
Supt Miller, however, said that the forensic evidence in this case is
"very powerful" and that the police will be able to use it to establish the
identity of the victim.
The Tribune yesterday observed crime scene detectives carrying
evidence from the vehicle in several plastic bags, while the still iden-
tifiable licence plate was in the burnt-out Honda.
Supt Miller said that police will be now looking at their list of miss-
ing persons to determine if this latest murder victim is among those
names.
Currently, Inspector Clayton Fernander, officer in charge of the
homicide squad stated that there are between 30 to 35 people listed as
missing in the police database. However, Insp Fernander noted that the
police are re-evaluating this list to determine how many of these peo-
ple are still missing.
Numerous public declarations have recently been made about the
escalating level of violent crime in the Bahamas.
Within the last few weeks the murder count has escalated to sixteen
with a Haitian pastor, Nabel Louis being slain in his home, Trevonne
McKinney being stabbed to death, Anthony Woodside's butchered
body being found in bushes off Johnson Road, Joseph Jacquesnes
being killed in front of his companion and this latest body found
burned off Marshall Road.
These homicides are also accompanied by the discovery on Sunday
of the dead body of a white woman on Boyd Rd whose death the
police consider as suspicious..
In regard to the upswing in violent crime, the Prime Minister recent-
ly decried the "wanton disregard" that some young men have developed
for their lives and the lives of others. He was speaking at the opening
of the conference centre at police headquarters. In the meantime the
mother of the 13th murder victim, Anthony Woodside, demanded
that government make more effort to carry out the death penalty in
S.. ..-.. 'I ve of killing that has
gripped tile country.


Fred Mitchell launches American woman
FROM page one


sau for several years, came to
public notice in November, 2005,
when she was featured in a Tri-
bune INSIGHT article high-
lighting her plight.
She told how a road accident
in which she was struck by a
truck as she stepped off a kerb
left her in penury.
Court proceedings against the
driver became so protracted that
her resources dwindled to noth-
ing. She claimed to have lost
$250,000 in medical fees, legal
costs and earnings.
INSIGHT said: "From being a
self-confident professional
woman with a bright future, she
has descended into a pit of
despair, not knowing where the
next meal is coming from.
"Haunted, ravaged and hun-
gry, she spends her days walk-
ing the streets of Nassau, eating
sachets of ketchup from fast-food
restaurants and drinking sugared
water donated by sympathetic
staff."
Most days, Ms Freed received
a cup of soup from the Salvation
Army. At the time the feature
was written, she was living in the
home of a young couple who
offered shelter.
"I am penniless," she told The
Tribune, "Penniless, hungry and
very unsure about where I go
from here. I no longer have self-
confidence. Things are bad."
Ms Freed, who said she came
from a solid middle-class Amer-
ican background, had Bahami-
an status through marriage. But
she said churches, social services
and other agencies had declined
her pleas for help.


)X HILL MP and
of Foreign Affairs
*ed Mitchell
h, but eventually left
other church due to
differences with the
om West Africa.
chell emphasized that
ess of one's history is
important, stating:
many in the country
to pretend that this
never happened, and
ght to in some kind of
y love fest forget about
if it did not exist. We
hat. Our history is our
d we ought to be sure
ung know their histo-
; to more recent histo-
ited out how prior to
was only one public
school, which was not


free, and provided only 20 places.
"That remained the case until
1967 when the Government
changed and created a situation
where secondary education was
made available for all and free
of charge. Presumably those who
ran the Government would have
continued with that practice if
the PLP had not won in 1967,"
Mr Mitchell said.
Furthermore, he reminded the
women in the audience not to be
complacent about their voting
rights, stating that they only
received them "within the life-
times of your grandmothers and
some of your teachers here
today."
Mr Mitchell commemorated
PLP figures, including Sir Lyn-
den Pindling, George Mackey,
and Doris Johnson, for their roles
in moving the Bahamas towards
majority rule.
"(The) British Empire col-
lapsed in the face of the strug-
gles of women like Doris John-
son, men like Lynden Pindling,
Kwami Nkrumah, Norman Man-
ley and Mahatma Gandhi. It was
replaced by the Commonwealth
and today the Commonwealth's
values replace the old racism and
discrimination of the empire with
respect for the rule of law, self
determination and equality for
all peoples regardless of race,
creed or colour," he said.
"Tonight, I want you to
remember this," he added.


'Easy targets' claim

"We have a lot of hard working Haitian-
Bahamians who were born in this country,
but we can't get a bank account, and that's
preventing us from participating in the eco-
nomic development of our country," Mr
Emmanuel said.
He said that local banks should follow the
example of some US banks that have started to
provide banking services to immigrants.
Last month, The Wall Street Journal report-
ed that the Bank of America had implement-
ed a pilot programme in which 51 Los Angeles
County bank branches are offering credit cards
to people without social security numbers.
Brian Tuite, the bank's director of Latin
American card operations and one of the pro-
gramme's backers, told the media that they
thought it would "give (immigrants) a chance
to achieve that quality of life" that was con-


sistent with most Americans.
However, the report said that many have
accused the bank of aiding and abetting crim-
inals, enticing illegal immigrants to flood the
border, and that it's even making it easier for
terrorists to find refuge in the United States.
But, Mr. Emmanuel believes that such ini-
tiatives could encourage some of the most
marginalized groups in the Bahamas to
become part of the financial mainstream with-
out calling on the government to spend mon-
ey.
"Furthermore, these kind of programmes
would encourage Haitian-Bahamians and all
immigrants to keep their money in the
Bahamian economy," Mr Emmanuel said.
Mr. Emmanuel said his gtoup would agitate
for these initiatives to be created.
The Tribune attempted to contact a few of
the local banks to get a comment on the sug-
gestion, but calls were not returned up to press
time.


FROM page one
"That sign is not consistent
with the use of the property. I
have therefore sought to have the
law enforced on this issue and
my view is quite clear, if it is not
down within a reasonable peri-
od, then the law must take its
course and it must be taken
down," he said. However, he did
not elaborate on the nature of
the sign.
Mr Mitchell went on to tell
the audience that he wished "to
remind us of some history." He
spoke about the years before and E FO
leading up to the abolition of Minister
slavery, adding that on March 31 Fi
Fox Hill will mark African Her-
itage Day "observing the 200th tist Churc
anniversary of the abolition of to form ar
the transatlantic slave trade in various d
the old British Empire." Yorubas fr
Fox Hill "owes its beginnings Mr Mit
to the settlement of freed an awarent
Africans who were set down by extremely
the British in what was then "There are
called New Guinea or the Creek who want
Village, later named Fox Hill and (slavery) r
then Sandilands Village," fol- that we ou
lowing the Abolition of Slavery 21st center
Act of March 25, 1807," the past as
explained the Fox Hill incum- cannot do
bent. history; an,
According to Mr Mitchell, the at the yo
congregation of St Paul's Baptist ry.
Church in Fox Hill was partially Turning
made up of former slaves from ry, he poi
the Congo who settled in Fox Hill 1967 there
and joined the Mt. Carey Bap- secondary

FROM page one

And two weeks ago, Rev. Nabal Louis, a
local pastor. was shot and killed in his home,
off Bacardi Road in southwest New Provi-
dence during what police believe was a rob-
bery.
Like Mr. Jacquesncs. Rev. Louis was a Hait-
ian national who had made the Bahamas his "
home.
According to a local advocacy group called
Hi-B.A.R. (Haitians and Bahamians Against
Racism), most criminals target Haitian families
because they know that they store their mon-
ey at their homes.
Lucien Emmanuel, a member of Hi-BAR,
said he believed that these incidents could be
prevented if immigrants were allowed to open
bank accounts.
"Most Haitian-Bahamians don't have bank
accounts, "'! s more vu .... ab,:
to robbery," Mr Emmanuel claimed.


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ST. ANDREWS'S HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
WINNER 2006 RESOURCE PERSONS


St John's College Coach, Brian Toppin,.Students, 2,Lyfqr|,-9y )High Schq9l Coach, William Schlei, Students, St.Anne's High School, Coach,. Sharon Collins,
Delreco Bonaby, Tamara Mackey, Tevin Bannister, Anwar P. Sawyer, Motley E. Coyle, Fritz H. Stubbs Jr., Students; Robin Ook, Ashley Theus, Ashley Archer,
Precious Thompson Zearier E. Munroe Nathan Burrows


C.R.Walker Senior High School Coaches, Sher- Government High School Coach, Robert Thomas, Aquinas College Coach, Elizabeth Morissa, Stu-
ma Bowe, Maegan Colebrooke, Students, Genae Students, Deno Thompson, Natalya Ash, Lavanda Brown, dents, Preston Major, Rookman Ramrattan, Elviann
Dorsett, LaShonda Hanna, Josephine Whylly, Fiona Rashad Ferguson Pinder, Valderez Miller
Joseph


St. Augustine's College Coach, Monique Queen's College Coach, Georgette McCartney, Students, C.V. Bethel Senior High School Coach, I Bodie,
Rolle, Students, Patrika Roach, Shontay Thomp- Rhyan Elliott, Francis Poitier, Ashton McQuay, Zachary Salomie Stubbs, Students, Andre Kelly, Jonathan Far-
son, Denaro Hepburn, Allysia Pickstock Lyons rington, Tamica Saunders, Allesandra Duncanson


Doris Johnson High School Coach, Sharon Scavel-
la, Ms Rachel Sissa, Students, Precious Bethel, Apryl
Johnson. Jaimee Smith, Rashad Rolle


C.I. Gibson Coaches, Mrs Gloria Lynch, Mr Doug-
las, Students, Ricardo Woodside, DeAndra Cunning-
ham, Shantavia Cooper, Inderia Deleveaux


R.M. Bailey High School Coaches, Glendena Light-
bourn, Ms Sharon Clyde, Students, Mallory Cooper,
Hyly Moss, Rickita Adderley


There are additions schools participating However there are no photos available for them. They are:

1. N.G.M Major High School Long Island Coach, Barbara Jones, Students- Jacyntha Miller, Indira Cartwright, Shekia Sturrup, Travis Adderley
2. CC. Sweeting Senior High School- Coaches-Ms. Shantelle Evans & Mrs Patricia Fowler, Students- Brokara Miller. Indera Gibson, Lavon Albury, Treco Minnis
3. St.Paul's Methodist College Coach, Ms. Morgan Morris, Students, Blaine Butler, Garette Hudson, Welton Bain, Lauren Williams.


The Model United Nations Session




March 19th, 2007



Once again, the Rotary Club of Nassau and Abaco, with the assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will host the Mock United
Nations Sessions (MUNS). This educational amd interactive opportunity was established to increase high school students awareness and
practical understanding of how The United Nations functions. Through the art of debating and skillful presentations, the students learn to
appreciate thecomplexities of, and accomplishments gainedfromintemationalcooperation. Eachschoolparticipatingis assignedacountryto
represent. Each team is also assigned a representative from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who will provide guidance and direction with
regards to their research. This year 15 schools will participate in this highly interesting program.












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Multi-million investment


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acquires British Colonial industry fury on
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Investment house makes 'investment commitment of over $30m' for downtown Nassau's anchor properties
$15m upgrade of Hilton planned, to tie=in with downtown improvements
Pension fund to retain minority stake with equal voting rights
Talks continuing over adjacent Island Global Yachting marina project


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Swiss/UK invest-
ment house has
acquired the
majority shareholding in down-
town Nassau's British Colonial
Hilton, The Tribune was told
yesterday, and has made an
"investment commitment of
over $30 million" to upgrade
.* the resort currently acting as
the 'anchor' foray Street.
Adurion Investment Man-
agement, a subsidiary of Adu-
rion KG, a company founded
by a Swiss software entrepre-
neur, has purchased the major
controlling stake in the hotel's
holding company, the British
Colonial Development Compa-
ny, from the Canadian Com-
mercial Workers Industry Pen-
sion Plan (CCWIPP) in a move
set to revitalise both the resort
and surrounding areas of down-
town Nassau.
CCWIPP will retain a minor-
ity stake in the British Colonial
Hilton, participate in any upside
and recoup its original princi-
pal investment through the
Adurion transaction, while the
new investor will bring extra
capital, plus financing and manh-
agement expertise, to take the
resort forward and "improve
profitability".
A CCWIPP spokesman told
The Tribune that Adurion was
making a multi-million dollar
investment in the British Colo-
nial Development Company,
which also owns the Centre of
Commerce and Fort Nassau
Centre, in addition to the hotel.
The spokesman described the
Adurion involvement as "an
investment commitment of over
$30 million", with the compa-
ny preparing to lead a major


refurbishment and renovation
of the British Colonial Hilton
that will begin in August-Sep-
tember 2007.
"They plan to bring the
British Colonial Hilton up to
speed and up to date, investing
about $15 million in refurbish-
ing the inside and outside," the
spokesman said.
"We're working with and co-
operating with the Bay Street
improvement group and our
retail tenants. With the closing
of the new Straw Market and
opening of the new one, that's
one of the elements that will
improve the hotel."
The British Colonial Hilton
deal represents a major boost
both for the hotel and down-
town Bay Street, especially as it
will tie-in to the downtown
redevelopment project and fur-
ther enhance the area's 'anchor
property'.
Adurion's planned refurbish-
ment is also likely to rub off on
the surrounding area, and will
provide a timely boost for
Prime Minister Perry Christie
and his government, both for
their long-term plans and gen-
eral election hopes.
The Adurion involvement
also holds out hope of attracting
further additional investment
to the area, with six acres of
land to the west of the British
Colonial Hilton set for a major
beach-front development.
The Government has been
locked in intensive negotiations
with Island Global Yachting
(IGY), a New York-based mari-
na and boutique resort devel-
oper, for a number of years and
is understood to have reached
an agreement in principle for
that project.
The IGY project has been
projected to create "very sub-
stantial employment", generat-


* AN outside view of the British Colonial Hilton


ing 700 full-time jobs and anoth-
er 400 indirect jobs for Bahami-
ans. Some 200-250 jobs were
projected for the construction
phase, with the project having a
total economic impact of $222.8
million over a 20-year period.
The CCWIPP spokesman
yesterday said talks between
IGY, the British Colonial
Development Company and the
Government were continuing.
He said: "We're going back
and forth negotiating. We hope
it materialises, and there are
some issues we are negotiating.
"I think we will know in the
next week to 10 days. We're
optimistic, and hope it can all
be put together."
The CCWIPP spokesman
said the Adurion investment
would helped to justify the ini-
tial investment made by Ron
Kelly's RHK Capital, heavily
funded by the Canadian pen-
sion fund, in redeveloping and
renovating the British Colonial
Hilton ."at a time when it was
closed down and out".
"They had confidence in Nas-
sau, and invested quite a lot of
money. Despite the problems,


everything came out rosy," the
CCWIPP spokesman said.
Apart from recovering its
principal investment, CCWIPP
was also gaining the support
and expertise of a $1 billion
operation.
The CCWIPP spokesman
described the operation as "a
true joint venture partnership"
with Adurion. While the latter
has the majority of the shares,
and will appoint three directors
to the British Colonial Devel-
opment Company's Board,
CCWIPP nominating the oth-
er two, the shareholders agree-
ment provides for both sides to
have equal voting power.
"We're in a very comfortable
position, and have all the confi-
dence in the world in the skills
and talents of Adurion," the
CCWIPP spokesman said.
"We're fully comfortable with
that, and fully protected on the
release of funds to the pension
fund and its members."
The Hilton will remain in
place as the operating partner,

SEE page 5B


But new market
entrant says comeptitors
'resentful' because it is
taking business

sales tactics to win accounts,
and of upsetting a amrekt which
- though highly competitive -
has seen all firms co-operate
closely on matters of mutual
interest.
Nautilus is run by Jason
Evans, the son of well-known
Bahamian businessman Gar-
land Evans. Garland Evans's
daughter also runs the major
food wholesaler and distribu-
tor, Prime Bahamas, for which
he is now a "consultant", he
previously told The Tribune.
Jason Evans yesterday
acknowledged to The Tribune
that the Nautilus website had
put up some controversial
wording, but "we took it off our
website immediately" once its
competitors complained.
He added: "We have a com-
petitor who's quite resentful
because we're taking quite a bit
of business from their compa-
ny."
Jason Evans said: "We've
never put out anything that's
false. We were the first compa-
ny in the Bahamas to introduce
blow moulding.
"We have a very unique.
package, but are here to do
business just like anyone else.
We employ 100 people."
Yet one water industry
source told The Tribune: "We
are not afraid of competition.
There are 17 water companies
in the Bahamas, who do busi-
ness in a very respectful man-
ner. When there are problems
in the marketplace, we all come
together in an effort to solve
them."
Nautilus is understood to

SEE page 5B


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
CONTROVERSY is brew-
ing in the Bahamian bottled
water industry, centred on the
market entry of Nautilus Water,
with competitors alleging that
wording on the company's web-
site has defamed their products
and enabled it to snatch away
their clients.
Nautilus, for its part, yester-
day said the claims being made
against it were from "resentful"
competitors who had seen the
upstart new entrant snatch mar-
ket share away from them.
The controversy surrounds
wording placed on Nautilus's
website prior to the company's
official launch late last year, in
which the company claimed it
was; "The only Bahamian water
pure enough to be approved by
the International Bottled Water
Association (IBWA)."
However, the real controver-
sy was caused by the following
phrase: "Only Nautilus contains
the minerals your body needs
to function at its peak. No oth-
er Bahamian water comes close.
In fact, most may actually be
bad for you.
"By simply purifying their
water, local bottlers are actual-
ly robbing your body of the
minerals it needs to run."
Those words were yesterday
said to have sparked fury
among a number of the other
17 companies involved in the
Bahamian bottled water indus-
try, who believe it was a defam-
atory attack designed to under-
mine the integrity of their prod-
ucts in the eyes of consumers,
and enable Nautilus to rapidly
obtain market share.
Sources close to some of the
bottled water companies said
they had received a huge vol-
ume of calls from concerned
customers who had read the
information on the Nautilus
website. They also accused the
company of using aggressive


Oracle Fund administrator

backed by Privy Council


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Privy Council yester-
day ruled that the former For-
tis Fund Services (Bahamas)
should be given leave to serve
legal proceedings against a
New York law firm that
advised the collapsed $260 mil-
lion Oracle Fund, but that its
claim be "confined" to alleged
negligence and two other
grounds dropped.
In overruling the Court of
Appeal's verdict, the highest
court of appeal for the
Bahamas reinstated the order
by Supreme Court Justice
Hugh Small that gave Fortis,
the Oracle Fund's administra-
tor, leave to serve the legal
action on Seward & Kissel
"our of jurisdiction" at the law
firm's legal offices in New
York.
Fortis had first applied for
the leave to serve on June 14,
2002, alleging that if it was
liable to the Oracle Fund and
its investors for "breaches of
duties owed", then Seward &
Kissel was liable for the same
breaches and ought to con-
tribute to any damages Fortis
was found liable for.
"The main allegation against
Seward & Kissel was that at
all material times it was 'the
Fund's attorneys', and that 'by
reason of its knowledge and of
the relationship between it and
the fund', it owed it a duty to
advise as to the propriety of
its investment policy," the
Privy Council ruled.
In backing Justice Small's
verdict, and overturning that


Fortis given leave to serve
New York law firm over
$260m fund's collapse,
as new case starts in
Supreme Court over
payout to creditors


given by the Court of Appeal,
the Privy Council said leave to
serve should be restored "sub-
ject to one qualification".
"The qualification is that the
statement of claim as served
on Seward & Kissel included
not only claims for contribu-
tion founded on common law
negligence, but also equitable
claims for breach of fiduciary
duty and dishonest assistance
in a breach of trust," the Privy
Council said.
Fortis's QC, Miss Dohrman,
dropped the last two claims in
the Privy Council hearing,
leaving the court to rule: "The
leave to serve out is therefore
confined to the claim based on
negligence, and the statement
of claim must be amended to
delete the other claims. The
Board gives leave to amend
for this purpose, and if there is
any dispute as to whether the
amended statement of claim is
within the terms of the leave
granted by the Board, the
question is remitted to the
Supreme Court of the
Bahamas."
The Privy Council ruling
comes as another separate case

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Seminar ready to tackle management,



planning needs for small business


* By CARA BRENNErN
BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
The biggest challenges
for Bahamian small
businesses are a lack


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of proper management and
planning, which makes them
unable to effectively address
their needs, the organiser
behind a free one-day business
seminar and business consul-
tancy firm said yesterday.


In an effort to expose
Bahamian small business own-
ers to networking opportuni-
ties that can help reduce the
costs/expenses of obtaining
professional and business sup-
port, Mark Turnquest and


Public Utilities Commission


EXCELLENT JOB OPPORTUNITY

SENIOR ECONOMIST
*


The.Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in its mandate to
regulate the telecommunications sector is seeking to strengthen
its capacity in regulatory economic analysis. The PUC is
seeking a suitably qualified economist with drive and ambition
to fill the'position of SENIOR ECONOMIST. The successful
candidate will provide specialist advice on the economic and
financial performance on regulated utilities. The candidate will
also work as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team of
professionals to ensure effective oversight of the numerous
licensees in The Bahamas. The candidate will perform market
research and other economic studies relevant to the current and
future development of the telecommunications, electricity, and
water and sewerage sectors in The Bahamas.

Qualifications: -Bachelor's Degree in Economics or
Economics and Accounting;
-Master's Degree in Economics or Finance; and
-Minimum of five (5) years relevant experience

The PUC offers a very attractive benefits package and excellent
opportunities for further development including specialist
training via short courses and seminars in The Bahamas and
overseas. Starting salary will be commensurate with relevant
experience. Further information about the PUC can be obtained
from its website: www.PUCBAHAMAS.gov.bs.


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Associate Companies, work-
ing with the Small Business
Resource Centre, will host a
Business Survival Programme
at the British Colonial Hilton
on Saturday.
In a press conference to
announce the event, Mr Turn-
quest said that in too many cas-
es, small businesses could not
afford the tools and resources
they needed to be successful.
"Poor management is also
the biggest challenge, because
without it they don't know how
to do financial planning and
marketing and, of course, you
need to articulate your busi-
ness vision on paper. You have
to learn to plan or you will
fail," Mr Turnquest said.
There is no definition as to
what constitutes a small busi-
ness in the Bahamas, as differ-
ent organistaions use their own
criteria. Given the range of
under 25-50 employees, with
profits between $500,000 and
1 million annually, the major-
ity of the country's businesses
would fall into that category.
Executive
Philip Simon, the executive
director of the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce, said
75 per cent of the Chamber's
400 members fall into the cat-
egory. The Chamber will be
lending its support to the
event, and Mr Simon will give
a presentation on Developing a
Business Plan.
Mr Turnquest added that he


has been in contact with a
number of business associates
who expressed a willingness to
provide lower-priced but qual-
ity services, such as legal and
accounting services, for com-
panies who may not be able to
afford higher priced services.
Partner
Wayne Johnson, Mr Turn-
quest's partner, said the semi-
nar will be a one-stop shop,
proving life changing and time-
ly advice.
Donald Demeritte, consul-
tant at the Ministry of Finan-
cial Services and Investments,
said small businesses have
great power when they can
come together and use their
collective purchasing strength
to address their needs. He said
an example of this was the Chi-
nese community, which did it
very well.
Mr Demeritte said the Min-
istry is pleased to lend what-
ever support it can to assist in
the seminar.
Amoung the speakers sched-
uled for Saturday: Minister
Vincent Peet; Khalis Rolle of
Bahamas Ferries; Tanya
Wright, president of the Cham-
ber of Commerce; Jerome
Gomez of the Bahamas Entre-
preneurial Venture Fund; Mar-
lon Johnson of the Bahamas
Telecommunications Compa-
ny; and Paul Major, of the
Domestic Investment Board.
The seminar lasts from 9am
to 6pm.


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The incumbent will have overall responsibility for the efficient operation
and maintenance of equipment and machinery, with a keen focus on detail
in keeping with international standards. He/she will also be customer oriented
with a track record of mastery in mechanical areas. Specifically he/she will
be required to:
> Ensure the effective and efficient performance of the maintenance
function for the following assets:
Building and the environment
Packaging lines and blow molding operations
Utilities supplies: Electrical distribution, high and low pressure
air, refrigeration and RO water systems
> Manage the workshop and the execution of planned and preventative
maintenance program
> Diagnose equipment malfunction and remove, install or effect repairs
as necessary
> Evaluate the maintenance performance in his/her area of responsibility,
compile reports and effectively use performance data
>' Maintain technical integrity of plant to attain production targets and
keep abreast with latest technological advancements
Ideal candidate would have strong Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
experience, demonstrate a proficiency to trouble shoot and repair common
electrical problems and have the ability to work independently.
Please send resume to: Human Resources Manager
P.O. BOX N-3207
DA 16436
NASSAU, BAHAMAS


12 Montrose Ave.

Phone: (242) 325-0850


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
OCCUPANCY levels for
overnight guests staying in
Bahamian hotels for the
month of February have
dent of the Bahamas Hotel
Association confirmed yes-
terday, saying it was too
early tell exactly why the
numbers decreased.
Russell Miller said his
resort, Atlantis, had seen a
small decline in occupancy
levels, and that his conver-
sations with other hotels
indicated a similar trend.
Mr Miller said he did not
have all the figures, so
could not confirm the 4-10
per cent across the board
decrease industry sources
told The Tribune that hote-
liers were experiencing.
"It is still too early tell
why the numbers are down.
Any time this happens, of
course, we have some con-
cern, but we are not overly
concerned as yet," Mr
Miller said.
He added that while this
may be attributed to the
Western Hemisphere Trav-
el Initiative (WHTI) in
some way, it was difficult
to measure.
"It may be because of the
WHTI, but it is hard to tell
because unless they call into
our call centres, we would
have no knowing if they
don't visit, because they do
not have a passport. But
this is something that we
will be monitoring as time
goes on," Mr Miller said.
Just last week, a Bahami-
an hotelier whose property
was popular with spring
breakers told The Tribune
that he was "sitting on at
least 40 per cent" of his
inventory; as he reported
that business was very slow.


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THE MARKETS SUBPRIME LEN- .-
STOCK;, MUTUAL FUNDS, 5-6B


S&P 51,377.95,0 -28.65 NYSE plans to delist New Century
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Dow


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242



points

BY MADLEN READ
Associated Press
NEW YORK Stocks
plunged Tuesday, driving the
Dow Jones industrials down
more than 240 points to their
second-biggest drop in almost
four years, as troubles piled up
for subprime lenders.
Investors, bracing for a vilt-
ing economy, fled the already
deflated subprime mortgage
sector on more news thatlend-
ers Accredited Home Leaders,
New Century Financid and
General Motors Acceptance
Corp.'s residential unitare fac-
ing financial problems. The
Mortgage Bankers Association
bolstered the belief that the
struggles are widespread after it
said new foreclosures surged to
an all-time high in the last quar-
ter of 2006.
All three major stock indexes
were knocked down about 2
percent. i
Tuesday'sselloff was accen-
tuated by options expiring soon
and by volatility that has
increased since the market's big
plunge on Feb. 27 a 416-point
drop in the Dow that was
caused partially by the escalat-
ing distress among subprime
lenders.
The Dow fell 242.66, or 1.97
percent, to 12,075.96. On March
24, 2003 the index dropped 307
points when U.S. casualties
began mounting in Iraq.
The blue chip index is now
down about 710 points, more
than 5 percent, from its record
close reached Feb. 20. Many
market watchers suspect that
the market's correction is not
over.
The Dow is still above the
low for the year of 12,050.41
reached March 5 and has yet to
slip below the 12,000 level,
which it reached for the first
time last October.
Broader stock indicators also
fell by their largest amounts in
two weeks. The. Standard &
Poor's 500 index fell 28.65, or
2.04 percent, to 1,377.95, and the
Nasdaq composite index slid
51.72, or 2.15 percent, to 2,350.57.
Consolidated volume on the
New York Stock Exchange,
where declining issues outnum-
bered advancers by 5 to 1, was
high at 3.49 billion shares -
more than the 2.62 billion
shares traded a day earlier, but
lower than the 4.56 billion
shares traded on Feb. 27, when
the Dow took its largest plunge
since Sept. 17, 2001.
Trading collars were trig-
gered Tuesday afternoon when
the New York Stock Exchange
Composite index lost more than
180 points. The collars put a
chokehold on certain orders,
forbidding transactions that
capitalize on discrepancies in
prices.
Anxiety hit stocks of home-
builders, as lending obstacles'
could further cripple the lag
going housing market. D.R. Ho"
ton fell 86 cents, or 3.7 perce<,
to $22.31; Centex lost $2.15,ar
4.8 percent, to $42.76; and '11l
Brothers dropped 67 cent: or
2.4 percent, to $27.34.
Of the Dow's 30 bluechip
stocks, the only gained' was
AT&T Corp., which r cents to $37.26.
The Russell 2000 ibdex of
smaller companies felL9.88,or
2.52 percent, to 769.12.
Overseas, Japan's Nilkei
stock average fell 0.66 percent.
Britain's FTSE 100 fell 1.1(per-
cent, Germany's DAX indx fell
1.36 percent, and Frnce's
CAC-40 fell 1.15 percent


* The New York Stock Exchange took steps to delist shares of New
Century Financial, which said Tuesday that the Securities and
Exchange Commission would be probing accounting errors that
inflated its loan portfolio.


Associated Press
Subprime mortgage lender New
Century Financial, its financial foot-
ing crumbling, was all but kicked
from the New York Stock Exchange
Tuesday, while federal investigations
into accounting errors and trading of
its stock intensified.
The NYSE suspended trading in
shares of New Century and began


taking steps to delist its shares from
the exchange, citing the company's
worsening financial prospects and
allegations it has defaulted on obliga-
tions to its lenders.
The exchange had halted trading
of New Century shares on Monday,
pending an evaluation of the compa-
ny's financing efforts.
In a Securities and Exchange Com-


mission filing Tuesday, New Century
said that it received a grand jury sub-
poena for "certain documents" as
part of an ongoing criminal inquiry
by federal prosecutors in California.
Last month, the U.S. Attorney's
Office for the Central District of Cali-
fornia notified New Century that it
was conducting a criminal inquiry
into trading in the company's stock
and into accounting errors over loan
repurchase losses.
The Pacific Regional Office of the
SEC has also notified the company
that it is conducting a preliminary


ECONOMY


MARK LENNIHAN/AP
COLD SPELL AHEAD? Commodities prices are listed Tuesday at the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Retail sales in the U.S. rose less than forecast as a frigid February kept shoppers home and added
to concerns that the economic slowdown will deepen.



SLOWDOWN FEARS


RETAIL SALES BARELY BUDGE IN FEBRUARY,
ADDING.TO WORRIES OF A PULLBACK

BY JEANNINE AVERSA
Associated Press

WASHINGTON Sales at the nation's retailers barely budged in
February as bad winter weather kept already cautious shoppers away
from the nalls.
The Commerce Department's report, released Tuesday, raised fresh
concerns that consumers could tighten the belt further, causing
economicgrowth to slow even more than anticipated.


Retail sales edged up only 0.1
percent h February. Sales were flat
in January as shoppers' took a
breathe' after buying briskly during
the holflays.
"Hoiseholds hit the deep freeze
when it came to spending," said
Joel ifaroff, president of Naroff
Economic Advisors.
Shoppers in February cut spend-
ing an a wide range of goods,
including home furnishings, build-
ingand garden supplies, clothing,
electronics and appliances, and


sporting goods, books and music.
They also ate out less.
A bright spot was auto sales,
which went up by 0.9 percent in
February. That followed a decrease
of the same size in the previous
month.
The latest retail sales figures
were weaker than economists were
forecasting. They expected sales
would go up by 0.3 percent.
Excluding auto sales, which can
"TURN TO ECONOMY


KIICHIRO SATO/AP
OUT FOR A CHANGE: A shopper
takes advantage of a nice
spring-like day on Tuesday at
Easton Town Center in
Columbus, Ohio.


investigation and has also requested
documents, New Century said Tues-
day.
The move follows an earlier
request by the SEC to meet with
company officials to discuss the com-
pany's decision to restate financial
results over three quarters in 2006.
The Irvine, Calif.-based company,
which was founded in 1995, had
grown into the nation's second-larg-
est lender to homebuyers with poor
credit histories. But like other sub-
*TURN TO MORTGAGES

INVESTMENT
BROKERAGE



Goldman


Sachs


posts 29%


profit rise

* Goldman Sachs said first-
quarter profit rose 29 percent to
a record, exceeding analysts'
highest estimates, on trading
gains and investment-banking
fees.
BY JOE BEL BRUNO
Associated Press
NEW YORK Goldman Sachs,
the largest Wall Street investment
house, on Tuesday said its first-quar-
ter profit rose 29 percent to a com-
pany record on robust trading gains
and investment banking fees.
Goldman was the first of the Wall
Street investment banks to report
first-quarter results, with Lehman
Brothers, Bear Stearns, and Morgan
Stanley on tap in the coming
days.
New York-based Goldman
reported earnings applicable to com-
mon shareholders rose to $3.15 bil-
lion, or $6.67 per share, for the quar-
ter ended Feb. 23, compared to $2.45
billion, or $5.08 per share, in the year-
ago period.
Revenue rose 22 percent to $12.73
billion from $10.43 billion in the year-
ago period.
Results surpassed Wall Street pro-
jections for earnings of $4.97 per
share on $10.69 billion in revenue,
according to analysts polled by
Thomson Financial.
But Goldman's shares fell $352, or
1.8 percent, to close at $199.08 on the
New York Stock Exchange, which
was in line with a selloff in the
broader market.
Goldman's fiscal first quarter
ended four days before the Dow
Jones industrials plunged 416 points,
so there would have been no impact
on the reported results. The quarter
is typically the strongest for invest-
ment banks as companies start the
year with new stock offerings, acqui-
sitions and borrowing.
Trading continued to be Gold-
man's biggest business, representing
74 percent of its total revenue.


Miacom seeks $B in YouTube, Google suit


Viacom seeks $1B in YouTube, Google suit


* Media giant Viacom on
Tuesday sued online video site
YouTube and its corporate
parent, Google, accusing both of
'brazen disregard' for its
copyrighted shows and movies.
BY SETH SUTEL
Associated Press
NEW YORK Big Media took its
first big swing at YouTube Tuesday
as Viacom, the owner of MTV, VH1,
Comedy Central and other cable net-
works, filed a $1 billion copyright
lawsuit against the video-sharing site
and corporate owner Google.
The lawsuit marks a sharp escala-
tion of long-simmering tensions
between Viacom and YouTube and
represents the biggest confrontation
to date between a major media com-
pany and the hugely popular site,
which Google bought in November
for $176 billion.
Last month Viacom demanded
that YouTube remove more than
100,000 unauthorized clips from its
site, and since that time the company


has uncovered more than 50,000
additional unauthorized clips, Via-
com spokesman Jeremy Zweig said.
A quick search of YouTube's site
Tuesday turned up numerous clips
from Viacom programs including
segments from Comedy Central's
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and
Nickelodeon's SpongeBob Square-
Pants cartoon.
In the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District
Court in New York, Viacom says
YouTube "harnessed technology to
willfully infringe copyrights on a
huge scale" and had "brazen disre-
gard" of intellectual property laws.
YouTube's soaring popularity has
been a cause of fascination but also
fear among the owners of traditional
media outlets, who worry that You-
Tube's displaying of user-uploaded
clips from their programs without
compensation will lure away view-
ers and ad dollars from cable and
broadcast TV.
Viacom is especially at risk
because many of its shows are aimed
at younger audiences who also are


CLAIMS DAMAGES: MTV owner Viacom said Tuesday it has sued
YouTube and its corporate parent, Google, for alleged copyright
infringement and is seeking more than $1 billion. Above, a Viacom
sign reflects the lights of New York's Times Square.


heavy Internet users. At the same
time, Viacom is trying to find other,
legal ways to distribute its shows dig-
itally, such as by selling episodes of
The Daily Show and South Park for
$1.99 each through Apple's iTunes
service. Those shows can then be
viewed on a computer or video iPod.
In a statement, Google said it
believed the courts will agree "that


YouTube has respected the legal
rights of copyright holders."
"We will certainly not let this suit
become a distraction to the continu-
ing growth and strong performance
of YouTube and its ability to attract
more users, more traffic and build a
stronger community," Google said.
*TURN TO VIACOM




















4B I WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2007


INTERNATIONAL EDITION


MiamiHerald.com I THE MI\41 HERALD


CRUISE LINES




Seatrade looks for new cruisers


BY MARTHA BRANNIGAN
mbrannigan@MiamiHerald.com
Carnival Cruise Lines Pres-
ident Bob Dickinson likes to
quip that when he started in
the business many years ago,
"the average age of a cruise
passenger was deceased."
But the market-savvy
industry has worked hard over
the past three decades to
broaden the appeal of cruising
to everyone from the wealthy
retiree to hip singles to fami-
lies with young kids.
As cruise industry officials
from around the globe gather
this week at the annual Sea-
trade Cruise Shipping Con-
vention in Miami Beach, much
of the talk is focused on tap-
ping into the huge market of,
consumers who have still
never been on a cruise ship.
"You can bowl on a cruise
ship. You can surf on a cruise
ship. And if you're so inclined,
you can learn to box," Daniel J.
Hanrahan, president of Celeb-
rity Cruises and chairman of
the marketing committee of
the Cruise Lines International
Association, told a packed
house assembled to hear exec-
utives muse about the state of
the industry. A record 12 mil-
lion people cruised on a CLIA
line last year, and that number


WILFREDO LEE/AP
LET'S GO CRUISING: Ana Plesent of Miami throws beads at
passers-by as she works at the Port of New Orleans
booth at the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention on


Tuesday in Miami Beach.

is expected to jump by
500,000 this year. Still, only
about 16 percent of the Ameri-
can population has ever taken
a cruise, according to industry
estimates. And with some
$15 billion in new ships on
order marking a 30-percent
increase in berths over the
next four years cruise exec-
utives are intent on casting a
much wider net to draw in
new passengers.
Gays and lesbians are an
obvious niche the cruise lines
will focus on, Dickinson said.
And Hispanics and African


Americans are increasingly
being wooed by the cruise
lines, said Richard D. Fain,
chairman and chief executive
of Miami-based Royal Carib-
bean Cruises.
People with physical chal-
lenges are also a promising
base of potential customers,
and they tend to travel more,
he said. "Being able to appeal
to people in that group opens
up a tremendous area of busi-
ness that otherwise wouldn't
be available to us," Fain said.
Cruises are now tailored to
every pocketbook and life-


style, including entry-level, 3-
to 5-day sailings to appeal to
those who are squeezed for
time or money.
Itineraries stretch from the
Arctic to Antarctica and
around the globe.
Still, several cruise execu-
tives fretted over the nettle-
some problem of getting more
first-time cruisers an
important goal since many
who try the vacation option
get hooked and come back for
more, executives say.
"The percentage of first-
time cruisers is declining,"
said Dickinson, who is known
for his biting humor as well as
his ability to spout statistics.
"It's hard to get them unless
agents are able to win them
away from resorts."
According to Dickinson, an
estimated 54 million people
who have cruised are still
alive, while another 100 mil-
lion consumers are potential
cruisers yet to be wooed
aboard.
Part of the problem, execu-
tives said, is the change in how
cruises are sold.
Although travel agents still
sell most cruises, a rising num-
ber are sold online, where it's
difficult to relay the emotional
aspect, Dickinson said.


MEDIA


Viacom seeks $1B in YouTube, Google suit


*VIACOM

YouTube says it cooper-
ates with all copyright holders
and removes programming as
soon as it is notified. But Via-
com argues that approach lets
YouTube avoid taking the ini-
tiative to curtail copyright
infringement, instead shifting
the burden and costs of moni-
toring the site onto copyright
holders. Other media compa-
nies have also clashed with
YouTube but some, including
CBS, have agreed to provide
some clips to the site. CBS
used to be part of Viacom but
has since split off into a sepa-
rate company.
Universal Music Group, a
unit of France's Vivendi, had
threatened to sue YouTube,
saying it was a hub for pirated
music videos, but later
reached a licensing deal with
them. Despite those arrange-
ments, media's relations with
YouTube remain testy. CBS's
CEO Leslie Moonves told
investors last week that its
pact with YouTube had pro-
vided a big promotional boost
for its shows. But he added
that many big technology
players "don't quite respect
the content enough,"
although that was changing.
General Electric's NBC
network has set up a channel
to show authorized clips on


AP PHOTO
INFRINGEMENT MADE? In this computer image showing the YouTube website, the
Nickelodeon character SpongeBob SquarePants is shown. Nickelodeon owner
Viacom says in its lawsuit that YouTube 'harnessed technology to willfully infringe
copyrights on a huge scale' and had 'brazen disregard' of intellectual property laws.


YouTube, but it recently criti-
cized the site and Google for
not doing more to prevent
copyrighted material from
being posted online.
Bruce Sunstein, co-founder
of intellectual property law


firm Bromberg & Sunstein in
Boston, said YouTube was
still in the early stages of what
was likely to be a "very long
working-out of arrange-
ments" with the owners of
broadcast copyrights.


"Finding a way of peaceful
coexistence is quite a strug-
gle," Sunstein said. "Google's
motto is 'Don't be Evil,' and
you could argue that with
YouTube that motto is wear-
ing a little thin."


ECONOMY


Retail sales barely budge during February


*ECONOMY

swing widely from month to
month, sales at all other mer-
chants in February actually
dipped by 0.1 percent, the
worst performance since
October. Economists were
predicting a better showing -
a 0.3 percent rise in this
category in February.
Consumer spending plays
a major role in shaping overall
economic activity, and there-
fore is closely watched by
economists.
The economy has been
going through a spell of slug-
gish growth, reflecting the


strain from the housing slump
and the ailing automotive
industry. So far, consumers
have been spending suffi-
ciently to keep the economy
expanding.
But consumers could
clamp down if the housing
slump were to get even worse
and that could spell trouble
for the economy. Gas prices,
meanwhile, are rising again.
An unanticipated jolt in
energy prices also could be
jarring to consumers, as well
as to the overall economy.
"We expect consumers
will become increasingly cau-
tious," said Nigel Gault, econ-


omist at Global Insight.
The performance of sales
in January and February sug-
gest consumer spending in
the first quarter of this year
got off to a bumpy start, ana-
lysts said.
The Federal Reserve,
which had boosted interest
rates steadily for two years to
thwart inflation, has left rates
alone since August. Many
economists predict the Fed
will hold rates steady again
when it meets next week. The
Fed's goal is to slow the econ-
omy enough to fend off infla-
tion but not so much as to
cripple economic activity.


If the weakness in retail
sales persists, it would boost
the odds the Fed might con-
sider cutting rates later this
year, economists said.
The retail report showed
that sales at home furnishings
stores fell 1.7 percent, the
most since August 2004. A 1.2
percent drop in sales at bars
and restaurants was the larg-
est since September 2003.
Sales at building and gar-
den supply shops declined by
1.4 percent. Clothing stores
sales fell 1.8 percent. Sales at
sporting goods, hobby, book
and music stores dropped 0.8
percent.


SUBPRIME LENDER


Late mortgage payments at 3V2-year high


*MORTGAGES

prime lenders, New Century
has been struggling to secure
the loans it needs to finance
mortgages as the housing
market has declined.
Last month, the company
said it lost track of how fre-
quently borrowers missed
payments on their mortgages.
Because New Century's books
didn't reflect how often bor-
rowers defaulted and how
likely borrowers were to
default in the future, the value
of the company's loan portfo-
lio was overstated.


Meanwhile, late mortgage
payments shot up to a 31/2-
year high in the final quarter
of last year and new foreclo-
sures surged to record levels
as borrowers with tarnished
credit histories had trouble
keeping up with monthly pay-
ments. The Mortgage Bankers
Association, in its quarterly
snapshot of the mortgage
market released Tuesday,
reported the percentage of
payments that were 30 or
more days past due for all
loans tracked jumped to 4.95
percent in the October-to-De-
cember quarter.


That marked a sharp rise
from the third-quarter's delin-
quency rate of 4.67 percent
and was the worst showing
since the spring of 2003, when
the late-payment rate climbed
to 4.97 percent. The associa-
tion's survey covers 43.5 mil-
lion loans.
The percentage of mort-
gages that started the foreclo-
sure process in the final quar-
ter of last year rose to 0.54
percent, a record high. The
previous high, 0.50 percent,
occurred in the second quar-
ter of 2002 as the economy
was recovering from the


blows of the 2001 recession.
Delinquency and foreclo-
sure rates were considerably
higher for higher-risk sub-
prime borrowers, especially
those with adjustable-rate
mortgages. Lenders to sub-
prime borrowers have been
battered. Rising interest rates
and weak home prices have
made it increasingly difficult
for these borrowers espe-
cially those with adjustable-
rate mortgages to keep up
with their payments. Delin-
quencies and foreclosures in
the subprime mortgage mar-
ket are spiking.


BUSINESS BRIEFS


* GROCERY STORES


AL BEHRMAN/AP
STRONG QUARTER: Kroger's fourth-quarter earnings rose
to $384.8 million frorr $282.1 million. Above, Kroger's
Marketplace store is seen in West Chester, Ohio.


Kroger's 4Q profit


rises by 36 percent


From Hera'd Wire Services
Kroger (KR) said on Tuesday its fourth-quarter profit
rose 36 percent as the nation's largestt traditional grocer con-
tinues to record impressive gaits, even when going head-to-
head with the world's largest retailer.
Its results beat Wall Street projctions and Kroger shares
hit a 52-week high in early trading.
Earnings rose to $384.8 million, or 54 cents per share, for
the quarter ended Dec. 31, from $282.1 million, or 39 cents per
share, in the prior-year quarter. Exchding a gain of 3 cents
per share from adjusting certain deferred tax balances, the
company earned 51 cents per share in &he latest period.
Revenue grew 15 percent to $16.86 billion from $14.72 bil-


lion a year ago.
* OIL
OPEC MINISTERS MAY
KEEP OUTPUT STEADY
With oil pricey but less
so than last year, OPEC
ministers will likely opt for
the status quo at their meet-
ing Thursday and keep out-
put levels steady ahead of
the summer driving season
a period of traditional
high demand.
After two cuts in the four
preceding months, the likeli-
hood of OPEC doing noth-
ing makes sense from the
viewpoint of the 12-nation
organization.
Prices have declined
from the record highs of
above $78 a barrel last sum-
mer. But at around $60 a
barrel, they are still more
than 40 percent above 2004
levels, the result of a market
rise beginning nine years
ago when a barrel of crude
went for as little as $10.35.

ADVERTISING
MONSTER EXPANDS,
ALIGNS WTH ADICIO
MonsterWorldwide
(MNST), a heading job-
search websie, is taking its
latest step to'orge partner-
ships with traditional media
by linking witi a technology
company that xuns the
online help-waoted sites for
more than 200 newspapers.
Monster has already
signed up 55 newpapers as
partners and is hcoing to
reach deals with nany more
through a wide-rarxing alli-
ance it announced '`uesday
with Adicio, a Carlbad,
Calif.-based technology
company.

CHINA
INTEL GETS OK TO
BUILD CHIP PLANT
Intel (INTC) has
received approval to buika
$25 billion chip plant in
China amid booming Chi-
nese demand for chips used
in personal computers and
mobile phones, the govern-
ment said.
The factory is planned
for Dalian, said the cabinet's
National Development and
Reform Commission, the
country's top economic
planning agency.


e GERMANY
RANBAXY SAYS IT MADE
A BID FOR MERCK UNIT
Indian drugmaker Ran-
baxy Laboratories said it
has submitted bid for the
generics unit 61 Germany's
Merck (MRK) but did not
disclose how much it was
offering.
Analysts say Merck's
generics unit could be worth
as much as $658 billion. Last
year, the unit's sales rose 6.9
percent to $237 billion.
Ranbaxy said the bid had
been submitted to the Ger-
man drug and chemical
maker. Chief Executive Dr.
Malvinder Singh said his
company would not get
caught up in a bidding war
for the unit.

BANKING
CITIGROUP RAISES
ITS BID FOR NIKKO
Citigroup (C), the larg-
est bank in the United
States, said it raised its take-
over offer for scandal-
tainted Nikko Cordial by 26
percent in a deal worth up to
$1335 billion after the Japa-
nese brokerage's largest
shareholders rejected the
initial price as too low.
The boards of the two
companies agreed to raise
the tender offer price for
Nikko Cordial to $14.40 a
share from last week's initial
$11.44 a share offer, accord-
ing to a joint statement.
It would be the biggest
foreign acquisition of a Japa-
nese securities company.
Citigroup aims to raise its
stake to up to 100 percent
from the 4.9 percent it held
at the end of December 2006
in an acquisition that is
expected to cost the U.S.
financial group $1335 billion.

* STOCKS
EURONEXT SAYS 40
PROFITS UP BY 29%
Stock exchange operator
Euronext said fourth-quar-
ter profits rose 29 percent in
what is likely its last finan-
cial report before being
bought by the NYSE Group
(NYX). The company said
>rofit for the quarter came
r $119.3 million. Sales rose
5) percent to $371 million.


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$20m water treatment




plant plans unveiled


* By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
The Water and Sewerage Corpo-
ration has unveiled plans for a
$20 million tertiary water treat-
ment plant, designed to enhance the pro-
vision of healthy water.
The facility, expected to be completed
by October 2008 and located in the Glad-
stone Road area, will be the first of its
kind in the Bahamas.
The new plant will be a "state of the
art" four million imperial gallons per day
wastewater facility, the corporation's chair-
man, Donald Demeritte, said at yester-
day's press conference.
"Sewerage/wastewater, whilst perenni-
ally listed as an area of concern for the
corporation, has never received the atten-
tion over the past decades. This area is
potentially extremely explosive, and can
damage our tourist brand irreparably if
not promptly and properly addressed."
Mr Demeritte explained that at present,
the country has five wastewater service
plants in New Providence located at Fox
Hill, Yellow Elder Gardens, Flamingo
Gardens, Malcom Park and at the airport
- but only one can be classified as meeting
international utility standards.


Tender for Winton Meadows reverse

osmosis plant went out last week


He said the Corporation was working to
proactively address those needs.
The Gladstone Road facility will accom-
modate the wastewater needs for areas
such as Faith Gardens, Jubilee Gardens,
South Westridge, Cable Beach, including
the $2.4 billion Baha Mar project, and fur-
ther development in that area.
Mr Demeritte explained that the facili-
ty will be built under public-private part-
nerships.
The engineer of record for the project is
Chester Engineering, a Pittsburgh com-
pany with 12 offices throughout the US.
Present at the press conference was the
company's owner and chief executive,
Robert Agbede, who explained that the
project should be completed in three phas-
es. He said his company looked forward to
working with the Water and Sewerage
Corporation in the venture, and indicated
its willingness to provide internship oppor-
tunities for Bahamians.


The Corporation's acting general man-
ager, Godfrey Sherman, said that as more
and more development comes on stream,
the waste levels in the Bahamas will grow.
He added that it was therefore essential
that the Corporation prepares itself now to
be able to meet the future needs of the
Bahamas.
"We have to get away from this men-
tality that we can throw anything into the
ground. We need to preserve our ground
water, and minimise water pollutants and
mitigate health concerns," he said.
Mr Sherman and Mr Demeritte both
indicated that the Corporation was fully
committed to improve the quality of water
for all Bahamians, and plans were under-
way to create reverse osmosis plants at
Windsor Field, Perpall Tract and Winton
Meadows in New Providence.
Mr Demeritte said the tender for the
Winton Meadows reverse osmosis plant:
went out last week.


Multi-million investment acquires British Colonial


FROM page 1B

and the 291-room resort, which
employs some 300 staff and cov-
ers 107,000 square feet, is
expected to generate an
improved financial performance
as a result of the forthcoming
upgrade.
Peter Webber, the British
Colonial Hilton's current gen-
eral manager, was specially
selected because of his exper-
tise in "operating first class
hotels during major renova-
tions". These properties includ-
ed the Hilton at Heathrow Air-
port in London, where 100 per
cent occupancies were main-
tained, the Hilton in Curacao,
and the $40 million renovation
at the Drake Hotel in Chicago.
Further employment oppor-
tunities may result as. the
upgrade enhances the British
Colonial Hilton's star-rating lev-
el and service levels, something
that usually requires more
employees per room.
The CCWIPP spokesman


said of the investment by Adu-
rion: "I think it's a tribute to
Nassau and the Government
there, and all of the things
accomplished in the Bahamas
over the past few years, which
have been very positive for the
investment community."
The need for Adurion's
investment, time and expertise
was exposed by a confidential
report to the Government on
the British Colonial Hilton that
The Tribune obtained in 2003. It
showed that between the 1999
re-opening and December 31,,
2002, the hotel had run up ani
accumulated deficit of $34 mil,
lion, with losses of $6.7 million
and $4 million incurred in the
two years leading up to that
date.
The report said the British
Colonial Hilton had been
"unable to generate any return
on investment since its incep-
tion", with the resort's debts
standing at $105 million some
$31 million in bank debt and
$74 million advanced by


CCWIPP.
The report said that for the
Hilton to generate a return for
its owners, an average daily
room rate (ADR) of $351 was
required in 2003, compared to
the $129.39 being achieved.
However, Gerardo Barrios,
vice-president of operations and
general manager for the British
Colonial Development Compa-
ny, said earlier this year that
2006 had been a "record year"
for occupancies and room rates,
with ADRs around $173-$174.
The Centre of Commerce was
also 100 per cent occupied.
The Adurion group was
founded by Swiss entrepreneur
Daniel Aegerter, after the 2000
merger between his software
company, Tradex Technologies,
to Ariba Inc.
It has since been involved in
real estate and corporate invest-
ments through Adurion KG
and Armada Investments, two
affiliates. Adurion Capital Ltd,
the London-based firm, advised
on the British Colonial deal,


made through Adurion Invest-
ment Management's Bahamian
subsidiary, Fort Nassau Invest-
ments.
Adurion provides, asset pro-
tection, administration, invest-
ment management, reporting,
controlling and consolidation
services.
As a mid-market investment
house or private equity firm, it
looks for investments that are
too small to attract larger pri-
vate equity players, but are too
large for regional funds.
It targets opportunities where
it can preserve its principal,
avoids start-ups and early stage
companies, and can take a
hands-on approach in manage-
ment.
Adurion has two real estate
projects one commercial, one
residential in Germany, and
has invested in TAG Compa-
ny, a provider of antoi-shoplift-
ing solutions to retailers, and
UK-based ITI Energy.


Legal Notice
NOTICE
CINOG INTERNATIONAL
TRADING LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) CINOG INTERNATIONAL TRADING LIMITED is in
voluntary dissolution under the provisions of Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commence on the 12th
March, 2007 when the Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse Trust
Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Dated this 14th day of March, A.D. 2007


Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator




RISTORANTE

Villagglo
COCKTAIL & WINE -AR

&


seek experienced


V Pizza Cooks Straight Shifts
V Line Cooks
"V Pantry Cook

V Buspersons


Must be culinary minded and able to work
to high levels of sanitation with a great work
ethic and must be able to pay
"ATTENTION TO DETAIL"


References Essential


Please present resume in person at
Villaggio 10am 2pm, Mon-Fri.




ATTN GEERA MAAGE


Bottled water industry fury on Nautilus claim


FROM page 1B


have blamed the website word-
ing on its designer/marketing
agency, and although on the site
for more than a year, it was not
checked since it was first set-up
because the company was busy
dealing with other issues.
However, the immediate
withdrawal of the wording has
not satisfied some bottled water
companies, The Tribune has
learned. They are seeking a for-
mal apology to be published on
the website, and are contem-
plating legal action over the
alleged defamation and poten-
tial loss of revenues as a result.
The Bahamian bottled water
industry is extremely competi-
tive, a 2004 report on water
resources in the Bahamas,
which was done by the US
Army Corp on Engineers, indi-
cating that it had prospered as a
result of "quality issues and
brackish water" drawn from
wells and the Water & Sewer-
age Corporation.
The report estimated that
there were eight bottled water
companies on New Providence,
such as Aquapure, Chelsea's
Choice, Coral Springs and Arc-
tic Fox, and 27 for the entire
Bahamas. Some 85 per cent of
the New Providence population
bought bottled water for drink-
ing and cooking, the report
found.
Nautilus is likely to be lever-
aging the family links to Prime
Bahamas, and that firm's supply
contracts with major hotels and
food store chains, to win busi-
ness and major accounts. It is
already understood to have
obtained a contract from Kerzn-
er International's Atlantis resort
within days of its market launch.
The company is based out at
the Airport Industrial Park,
next to Lucayan Tropical Pro-
duce, and sources said it had
obtained A $7 million loan from
FirstCaribbean International


Bank (Bahamas) to help
finance its operations and set-
up.
In an e-mail to potential
clients, Glenroy Beneby said
Nautilus had so far invested


$2.25 million, "with the inten-
tion of expanding immediate-
ly". The company would devel-
op its own water and pacakag-
ing, producing all its own bot-
tles.


COMPUTERS LIMITED

Setting the Standard"


KONICA MINOLTA
We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic
individual committed to the strategic development
of the KONICA MINOLTA brand in The Bahamas.

The ideal candidate will be a team player,
goal oriented, professional, with at least 5 years
relevant experience in the field of copier products
and a proven success record in sales Excellent
communication skills and proficiency in the use of
computers are essential.

A generous remuneration and benefits package is
offered to the successful candidate

Custom Computers is a leader in the local technology
field. We provide the highest quality products,
professional services, customer care and support in
the country. If you are ready to "Set the Standard"
in copieFsales, service and promotion, email:
copierlinoleader@custpwtwmputers.bs


-/


POSITION VACANCY
MANUFACTURING PLANT OPERATIONS MANAGER


Pepsi Cola Bahamas, an affiliate of Pepsi Americas, Inc., is searching for a
qualified individual to manage its manufacturing operations. This includes
Production, Quality Control, Maintenance, Warehouse, Fleet, and Logistics. (5
direct reports, 30+ indirect reports).

Qualified candidates must posses the following:

Education:
* Minimum Bachelor's degree in business, operations or related field

Experience:
* Prior leadership, supervisor and coaching experience required. Operations
and distribution experience preferred

Personal:
* Results oriented
* Strong leadership
* Team builder / Team player
* Ability to coach and develop people
* Excellent interpersonal skills
* Process oriented
* Problem solver
* Ability to multi task

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful
candidate. If you are a strong leader/manager capable of multi tasking and are
interested in being part of a dynamic, growing international company, please
mail or email resume to:

Human Resources Manager
Pepsi Cola Bahamas Bottling Co., Ltd.
P. 0. Box N-3004
Prince Charles Drive
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: 364-2123
e-mail: rhonda.rolle@pepsibahamas.com


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2007, PAGE 5B


THE TRIBUNE











WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2007, PAGE 7B


THE TRIBUNE


Mutual funds may sidestep some fallout




from the small subprime lenders


* By TIM PARADISE
, AP Business Writer

, NEW YORK (AP) -
.Investors fishing mutual fund
statements from the mailbox
.might take a look at their
-neighbors' homes and wonder
.whether any will cost them
money.
Mounting difficulties among
lenders that originate mort-
-gages for people with poor
credit have drawn concern on
Wall Street and provided fod-
.der for alarming headlines
about mortgage defaults.
,, But many mutual funds
.might have shied from invest-
,ing in the lenders because
small market capitalizations
can make it difficult for a
mutual fund to park a decent
-amount of money in such com-
.panies. Plus, most mutual
funds rely on diversity to help
reduce risks from such
*blowups.

Companies

If companies such as New
'Century Financial and Accred-
ited Home Lenders Holding
Co. were to go under because
'of a rise in mortgage defaults,
questions will inevitably arise
about the financial fallout.
Experts say properly diversi-
fied mutual funds should offer
some protection from trouble
among so-called subprime


lenders.
"Diversity is what saves you
from an event like this," said
Jeff Tjornehoj, a senior ana-
lyst at Lipper Inc., which tracks
mutual funds. He noted it is
too soon to tell whether some
funds might have dropped
their investments in the space
before the stocks began to fall
sharply in recent weeks.
"Some of the worst offend-
ers among subprime lenders
were generally not considered
sizable holdings," he said.
Harry Clark, president of
Clark Capital Management in
Philadelphia, said many funds
would have already avoided
subprime lenders.
"A lot of funds have pieces
of them," he said, "but I don't
think a lot of funds have big
chunks of them because,
they're pretty risky to start
with."
Tjornehoj contends most
mutual fund investors should-
n't worry unless they were in a
specific sector fund, such as the
Fidelity Select Home Finance
Fund, which is down about 5.7
per cent so far this year.
"It's extremely sector spe-
cific. It's almost like you're
overweighting in subsectors,"
Tjornehoj said. "If you are that
invested into a sector you darn
well better keep your eye on
the ball at all times."
Andrew Gunter, an analyst
at investment research


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, RICARDO MAJOR
of Lifebouy Street, intend to change my name to
JRICARDO MAJOR-BASTIAN JR. If there are any
objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you
may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
P.O.Box SS-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty
(30) days after the date of publication of this notice.




















Directdorl International

] | Client Services

Small Nassau based financial services company requires
self motivated and dynamic individual to lead its initiative
to promote tax and risk management structures for
successful small to medium sized businesses engaged in
ecommerce and international commerce with the specific
objective of exploiting synergies with captive insurance.

The successful applicant will have skills and experience
in the following areas:

1) payment platforms for businesses engaged in
ecommerce and international trading
2) risk management for the ownership of intellectual
property and for internet based operations

3) tax planning for ecommerce business and international
trading companies

4) knowledge of taxation and organization of captive
insurance companies

A relevant tertiary degree and professional qualification
is required along with a minimum of 10 years experience
in this area.

Applications to the Chief Operating Officer, P.O. Box
SS-5382, Nassau. Bahamas.


provider at Morningstar Inc.,
notes some funds might suffer
temporary hits because some
investors have rushed to sell
stocks of a wide range of
lenders and even of home-
builders.

Case

"It might be a case of throw-
ing out the baby with the bath
water. Their worries about sub-
prime lenders might have been
overblown."
Gunter noted, for example,
that the FBR Small Cap Finan-
cial Fund is a good fund that
has struggled within its spe-
cialty financial category this
year. However, he encourages
investors to take a longer-term
view.
"He focuses on regional
lenders," Gunter said of port-
folio manager David Ellison.
"He pays attention to how
risky or nonrisky an institu-
tion's loans are. He takes care
not get burned by something
like a New Century Financial."
So far this year, the fund is
down 6.88 per cent, though its
three-year annualized return
is 3.87 per cent and its five-
year annualized return is 12.91
per cent.


"This is the kind of thing
that happens with an industry-
specific fund. It can be subject
to the whim of what's out
there. It can get clobbered
because it's not diversified,"
Gunter said.
He noted that even some
large-capitalization funds could
face "a lot" of exposure to larg-
er financial whose shares
might fall as investors face jit-
ters over the lending industry
in general.
Tjornehoj noted that funds
that hold big lenders like
HSBC Holdings PLC could
suffer. Europe's largest bank
and a large presence in the
U.S. mortgage market last
month alarmed investors with
the disclosure it will need
about $10.6 billion to cover
soured loans.
Tjornehoj noted that the
Fidelity China Region Fund
last year held about an 11 stake
in HSBC, which has long had a
presence in Asia. The fund is
down about two per cent for
the year but up 16.2 per cent
on a three-year annualized
basis and 14.4 per cent on a
five-year annualized basis.
Some funds have concentra-
tions in companies that only
draw a small part of their busi-


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that SUZANNE SALOMON OF
SHIRLEY ST.,P.O. BOX SS-19102, NASSAU, BAHAMAS
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 7th day of March, 2007 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box
N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.





MAINTENANCE/HANDYMAN

WANTED

A leading retail company has an immediate opening
for a Maintenance/Handyman

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

1. Should have a basic working knowledge electrical,
plumbing and general carpentry repairs.
2. Must have .a clean current Police Record
3. Must be a self-starter with drive and determination
4. Must be able to work with minimum supervision.
5. Previous experience not required but would be an
asset. I

Persons meeting the above requirements should submit
their Resumes via fax to the address below.

The positions offer career opportunities with excellent
salary and benefits package.


THE OPERATIONS MANAGER
Fax: 328-5902


ness from subprime loans. For
example, several Weitz Part-
ners funds ended 2006 with
stakes of more than five per
cent in Countrywide Financial
Corp., whose stock is down
about 17 per cent for the year,
even though subprime loans
don't make up the biggest part
of its business.

Several

Several of the Weitz Part-


ners funds are down more than
one per cent for the year.
"I don't think we're going to
have a lot of handwriting
among investors over the sub-
prime lenders," Tjornehoj said.
"It's just not an area of the
economy that's going to blow
up in terms that we might
describe as Enron-like.
"The worst offenders will
not be missed and the big
banks are not set to fail," said
Tjornehoj.


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that CHANTAL AGENOR OF
PODOLEO ST OFF ROBINSON RD.,P.O. BOX N-1619,
NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 7th day of
March, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that SHIRLEY DANIEL OF
5745 N.W. 27TH CT, LAUDER HILL, FL 33313, 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 7th day of March, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.





NOTICE OF VACANCY


PUBLIC LIBRARIAN.

Educational Requirement
I' r : J.,.)j .. ,
Masters degree in Library Science or Library and Information
Science from an accredited college or university

Experience

Five years of experience in Library administration, including
three years of administration and supervisory responsibility.

Functions

The successful candidate will be required to manage and direct
the operations and activities of a public library; develop and
administer library goals, objectives and procedures; monitor
and review new library acquisitions and select and acquire
new librarian materials.

Please submit resume and supporting documentation to:

P.O. Box F-42666
or
Fax No. 351-6422
Freeport, Grand Bahama

On or before March 23rd, 2007


CwEPAL
C F A L"
Pricing Information As Of:
Tuesday 13 March 2007
BISX ALL HARE iNDEX CL08e 1.785.33/ CH 13,m .....I L0M K
52,2.k.-Hi -. 5,..-Lo,.s .securTt Pre.ious Close Toc_ ,as Ciose Change Daily 'ol EPS S Div P E Y.-laI
1 8S _. 5- Abac., t.l.-rki-. s 5"- --5 0 00 8 2t81 0 282 0 00)0 N r.1i
12.05 10.40 Bahamas Property Fund 11.25 11.25 0.00 1.689 0.400 6.7 3.56%
860 6.90 Bank of Bahamas 8.50 8.60 0.10 5,260 0.796 0.260 10.8 3.02%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 3,000 0.265 0.020 3.2 2.35%
2.19 1.26 BahamasaWaste 2.19 2.19 0.00 0.199 0.060 11.0 2.74%'
1.49 1.12 Fidelity Bank 1.26 1.26 0.00 0.170 0.050 7.4 3,97%
10.33 9.00 Cable Bahamas 10.33 10.33 0.00 0.715 0.240 14.4 2.32%
2.20 1.64 Colina Holdings 2.10 2.10 0.00 0.078 0.040 26.9 1.900%
14.15 9.38 Commonwealth Bank 14.00 14.15 0.15 5.681 0.998 0.680 14.2 4.81%
6.26 4.22 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.24 5.18 -0.06 0.134 0.045 39.0 0.86%
2.88 2.40 Doctor's Hospital 2.46 2.46 0.00 0.295 0.000 8.3 0.00%
6.21 5.54 Fa guard 5.94 5.94 0.00 0.552 0.240 10 8 4.04%
12.45 10.70 Finco 12.30 12.45 0.15 5.810 0.779 0.570 15.7 4.58%
14.70 10.90 FirstCaribbean 14.60 14.70 0.10 9.540 0.921 0.500 16.0 3.40%
17.06 10.00 Focol 16.71 17.06 0.35 5,980 1.644 0.510 10.4 2.99%
1.15 0.50 Freeport Concrete 0.50 0.50 0.00 -0.434 0.000 N/M 0.00%
10.20 7.10 ICD Utilities 7.25 7.24 -0.01 9.500 0.532 0.100 13.6 1.38%
9.10 8.52 J.S. Johnson 9.05 9.05 0.00 0.588 0.560 15.4 6.19%
1000 1000 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.269 0.795 7.9 7.95%
Fideuty Over-The-CouLtOr 3e i.8 3: ..-
S;2.'..H, E2ak.Lo,. Srr,oi B. i Ask 1. Last Pice vVeekly ol EPS $ Dv o$ P E ?
14 30' t 1 -' anam cs ul:..-m0 arr epi, Ii r1.1 L t 1-t 0 'j I 766 1 l h s 1
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 8.00 8.25 10.00 0.000 0.640 NM 7.859/
0 54 0 20 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.20 0.021 0.000 26.2 0.00%
coltna over-The-Counier Seauith'i:i.-; ., '
S.3 ,., 8 .- BE BD-B -1' C. .13 '-"0' .1 2 220 '' 000 194 0000%
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.50 14.00 1.770 1.320 8.3 9 04%
0 60 0 35 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.070 0.000 N/M 0.00%
BI8X Lloted Mutual iu ;. 'Pu nd.
52wk-Hi 52.sh- L.*.. P ',ur., Name. N .'1 TF : Lasi 12 .lnio,.s D', Y.eil
1.3312 1 290'. ,Co7 llna f t r._3 O ., 3rlol Fur.. 1 331 1 ;"
3.0988 2.6662 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.0988*"
2.6254 2.3312 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.625419**
1.2246 1.1592 Colina Bond Fund 1.224635""
11 3945 10 0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11.3945.""
FINDEX: CL,0?E 783 74 Y./ yY'"' i .l -r ,=. Z ,
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1.000 00 N'rlO E Ei T ',.P K'LC' *.l '; ---r .j .?o J.e .-.'Joa L.. c -.,e *'-o EY
52wk-HI Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Coluna and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ SaLling price of Coline and fidelity 2 M.rclh 2007
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for dally volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week 8 February 2007
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mtha
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value "*' 31 Jnuary 2007
DiV $ Dividendn per share paid In the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index January 1. 1904 100 **" 28 February 2007
..... 8 February 2007
TO TL(2 3LL9 c4UNA2.. -.D1 0..i -. (2 3--2503












PAGE 8B, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2007 THE TRIBUNE


LEGAL NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION

International Business Companies Act
(No.45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act,
(No. 45 of 2000), PACIFIC MARINE CHINA LTD. is in
dissolution. PANAMERICAN MANAGEMENT SERVICES
(BAHAMAS) LTD, is the Liquidator and can be contacted at
Marlborough & Queen Streets, PO. Box N-10429, Nassau,
Bahamas. Al 1 persons having claims against the abovec-named
company are required to send their names, addresses and
particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator before the
1st day of April, 2007.



Liquidator














of he ahaias






35"' Ana cetfcCneec

"A un eofi ev n io .A
PondofCue


Mortgage meltdown,




declining corporate



profits could hurt



global liquidity


* By RACHEL BECK
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) The
Federal Reserve and financial
markets don't see eye to eye
on liquidity. The Fed says it
isn't scarce, but investors don't
entirely agree.
Thanks to everything from
surging corporate profits to
high savings rates in emerging
market nations like China,
markets have been awash in
cash in recent years, helping
keep interest rates and bor-
rowing rates remarkably low.
That means there has been big
money to put to work in stocks,
bonds, commodities, real estate
and more.
But there are signs that the
liquidity spigot is starting to
slow. While that hasn't yet
prompted Fed'policymakers to
suggest a cut or two may need-
ed in the overnight borrowing
rate to keep the United States
economy from stalling (their
public focus still is on the threat
of higher inflation), it certainly
has spooked investors enough
to spur recent market turbu-
lence.
There are many facets to liq-
uidity, making it difficult to
define. On the most basic level,
it refers to the growth rate of
money supply or the availabil-
ity of credit. It also means
being able to trade one asset
for another to help minimize a
loss in value.
A major source of liquidity
has been financial innovation,
in areas like the mortgage and


derivatives markets. That has
greatly increased the ability to
conduct financial transactions,
according to Wachovia Secu-
rities senior economist Mark
Vitner.
But when there is too much
liquidity for too long, "people
tend to do some very foolish
things," he said, like loaning
money to individuals with spot-
ty credit histories to buy homes
more costly than their limited
income would deem to be pru-
dent.
Renewed calls from central
banks and financial regulators
for tightened lending standards
are finally starting to take hold,
which many market-watchers
point to as one of the drivers of
the recent pullback in stocks
after months of record-setting
gains.
Fed Governor Kevin Warsh
tried to ease such concerns in a
speech earlier this month.
"Markets are functioning well
amid higher volatility, market
discipline appears effective as
investors are reviewing their
positions, and overall liquidity
does not appear to be in short
supply," he told the Institute
of International Bankers in
Washington.
But clearly big changes are
under way in the mortgage
market.
After soaring to 20 per cent
of total new mortgage issuance
in 2006 from five per cent just
five years ago, the volume of
subprime loans to individuals
with shaky credit are likely to
decline at least 30 per cent this


year, analysts forecast. That
means a big slowdown in the
economic effects of the $600
billion in new obligations cre-
ated last year, according to
Merrill Lynch.
The effect of that has broad
implications since subprime
loans are diced up and repack-
aged into collateralized debt
obligations, which represent a
big chuck of the mortgage-
backed securities market. Man-
agers of CDOs are already
becoming more risk averse, so
if they don't buy those mort-
gages, institutions won't pro-
duce them, and lenders won't
offer them.
Already, Freddie Mac, the
nation's second-largest
financier of home loans, said
recently that it will stop buy-
ing subprime mortgages it
deems most vulnerable to
default or foreclosure.
Also affecting liquidity is the
trend of rising interest rates in
many global markets. Not only
has the Fed raised the
overnight federal funds rate 17
times since 2004 to 5.25 per
cent, but the Bank of Japan has
also become less accommoda-
tive by ending its zero interest
rate policy last spring.
After two increases, its
benchmark rate now stands at
0.5 per cent and some econo-
mists see that going higher lat-
er this year.
On Thursday, the European
Central Bank raised its key
interest rate a quarter point to
3.75 per cent, its seventh rate
hike since December 2005.


ECB President Jean-Claude
Trichet signaled to markets
that this move won't likely be
its last should inflationary pres-
sures continue to rise.
U.S. corporate profit growth
also is slowing. After 14 con-
secutive quarters of double-dig-
it gains for companies in Stan-
dard & Poor's 500 index, the
outlook is deteriorating at the
fastest pace in six years, accord-
ing to Merrill Lynch. Consen-
sus estimates of the first-quar-
ter increase went from nine per
cent on October 1 to four per
cent this week.
That's a big pullback from
the 11.9 per cent actual rise in
the fourth quarter and the 14.9
per cent increase in last year's
first quarter, according to
Thomson Financial. Not a sin-
gle sector has been spared by
the decline.
The trickle-down effect of
this eroding liquidity will take
time to see. Wachovia's Vitner
says the pullback may be most
pronounced in gold and oil
prices, which were fed by the
liquidity boom, and in the pre-
miums that private-equity firms
are willing to pay for business-
es, since those buyout firms
have benefited from the easy
access to credit.
For now, liquidity isn't total-
ly dried up, but it certainly isn't
as plentiful as it was not too
long ago.
Rachel Beck is the national
business columnist for The
Associated Press. Write to her at
rbeck(at)ap.org


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By DENEZ JONES
Tribune Sports
Reporter

HELPING the North-
eastern University
Huskies to a 9-9 confer-
ence record and fifth
place finish in the
Colonial Athletic Asso-
ciation (CAA)
2006/2007 season was
senior forward and
Bahamitan native Ben-
net Davis Jr.
His season with the
Huskies ended with a
64-50 loss to Drexel in
the quarter finals of the
CAA Championship
tournament on March
3rd. In that contest,
Davis scored a team
high 16 points, hitting
seven of 13 from the
field to go with four
rebounds and two
blocks in the Huskies'
season-ending perfor-
mance.
During an interview
with first year head
coach Bill Coen, he
said that Davis has cer-
tainly stepped up to the
challenge of being the
team leader in his final
year at Northeastern.
"Bennet's done a
wonderful job, and is
experiencing a terrific
senior year," said Coen.
"He reached the 1000-
point plateau, which
just speaks to how well
his college career has
gone. He's developing ,
each and every day,
and I think he's still
getting better."
The 6 foot 9 Davis
started in all 32 games
for the Huskies during
the regular season,
averaging just over 34
minutes per game. He
led the Huskies in scor-
ing with 15 points per
contest, and is ranked
36th in the nation in
blocked shots (two per
game). Davis was a
monster on the boards,
averaging around seven
rebounds per game,
and was the leading
vote-getter on the All-
CAA Third Team. He
was also one of only
three players ranked in
the top eight in scoring
and rebounding.
"He's been kind of
thrust into a position of
leadership this year and
he's met the challenge
both on and off the
court,' Coen pointed
out. "Bennet is a terrif-
ic young man who's
blessed with outstand-
ing physical tools, and I
think his senior year is
just a culmination of
his maturity physically,
mentally, and his over-
all approach to the
game."
There's a good possi-
bility that Davis will
enter the next NBA
Draft, however he has
not confirmed that
notion yet.
When asked how he
thought Davis would do
in the pros, coach Coen
said, "Like I mentioned
earlier, he's got the
tools to play at the pro-
level. I can't say how
well he will do, because
we won't be able to
determine that until he
actually plays in a game
at that level, but I can
tell you this, if Bennet
continues to work hard
- like he has all through
the regular season I
think he'll be a solid
player in the pros if he
so chooses to go that


route."


ions roar Ptheir wa









to the junior girs title


Overtime

victory over

the Scorpions

* BASKETBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
THE legacy continued for
the HO Nash Lions as they
kept their unblemished record
intact by winning another
Government Secondary
Schools Sports Association's
junior girls basketball title.
It took the Lions double
overtime before they roared
to a hard fought 40-38 tri-
umph over the CC Sweeting
Scorpions for a two-game
sweep in the best-of-three
championship series yester-
day at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium.
Thanks to the terrific per-
formance from point guard
Cedricka Sweeting down the
stretch, HO Nash claimed yet
another title for coach Patricia
'Patty' Johnson as they with-
stood a fantastic effort by the
Cobras, coached by Tracy
McKenzie.
Sweeting, who almost didn't
get to play at all for HO Nash
because of a GSSSA ineligi-
bility rule, stepped up big in
the second extra three min-
utes with a fast-break basket
and a steal that sealed the
deal for the Lions.
Rotated for most of the
game by Johnson, Sweeting
proved that she was indeed
one of the best players in the
league when she got her fast-
break lay-up with 16.2 sec-
onds left on the clock to put
the Lions ahead for good, 40-
38.
The Cobras had a chance
to tie the score, but they
missed both free throws with
9.6 left on the clock.
Sweeting then managed to
work her way inside the pack
and came out with a steal. She
drove the next end of the bas-
ket and appeared to have
been fouled.
But time had already
expired and HO Nash and
their fans started to celebrate.
The game was tied at 27-27
at the end of regulation as CC
Sweeting's Lornika Seraphin
canned a three-pointer with
21 seconds left.
In the first overtime, Sweet-
ing tipped an offensive
rebound to Lakishna Munroe
for a lay-up and a 34-33 lead
with 23.9 seconds to go.
But with 1.2 seconds on the
clock, Giovanna Gordon con-
verted one of two free throws


* HO NASH Lion's Cedricka Sweeting drives the ball up the court against the defence of the CC Sweeting Scorpions. Sweeting
came up with the big shot to lead the Lions to the championship in a 40-38 double overtime win.
(Photo: Tim Clarke)


to tie the score, forcing the
second OT.
In the final OT, HO Nash
began a comeback, trailing 38-
35 on Tannica Smith's single
foul shot.


And after CC Sweeting's
Gordon fouled out, Munroe
scored on a lay-up at 42.2 sec-
onds and at 16.2 seconds,
Sweeting scored on a lay-up.
Munroe finished with a


game high 16, while Shashuna
Smith added 11. Sweeting
scored just seven, but two of
them were the biggest in the
game. Tannica Smith chipped
in with four.


For the Scorpions, who
played their best game of the
season, Gordon and Shanae
Armbrister both contributed
11. Seraphin and Terrinique
Rodgers both added eight.


Basketball Jamboree returns to Inagua All Age School


* BASKETBALL

CONSIDERING that a lot of South-
ern Bahamas high school players don't
get to participate in the annual Hugh
Campbell Basketball tournament, the
folks at the Inagua All Age School decid-
ed to organise a tournament of their own.
Into the second year of what is becoming
a highly anticipated event by local resi-
dents, the Inagua All Age School Bas-
ketball Jamboree is scheduled for the
weekend of the March 29 through
April 1.
"It was such great success last year,
we decided to do it again, and maybe
make it an annual event," said tourna-
ment organiser Tarra Burrows.


"Last year, it brought a little together-
ness amongst the community and the
schools. You know Inagua is far and
nothing much is happening, so it was a
grand event sort of like a homecom-
ing. We had good support from the com-
munity, and they're really looking for-
ward to this year's jamboree."
The planning of this event is some-
what timely, now that most high school
and junior high basketball leagues have
basically ended on New Providence.
There will be on-the-court action in
the boys junior and senior divisions, as
well as the senior girls division. There
were will also be a three-point Shootout
and Slam Dunk contest "just a little
something to entertain the fans," Bur-
rows said.


Five teams from the various southern
islands competed in last year's tourna-
ment, including Long Island High and
N.G.M. Major, also out of Long Island.
There were also L.N. Coakley out of
Exuma, Crooked Island High, and Abra-
ham's Bay High out of Mayaguana. This
year, more teams are joining the tour-
nament with a few from New Providence
expected to participate.
"Actually, we have about nine teams
already, and we just got a call this morn-
ing from Renaissance Academy they
said that they were interested in coming
down," Burrows informed, "St. John's
said that they were interested in coming
too, but we haven't heard back from
them yet."
In addition to the teams that competed


last year, Faith Temple, A.F. Adderley
Junior High, and Kings College have
confirmed their participation.
Burrows emphasised the regulations
on the age requirements for the divisions.
She said that in the 15 and Unders (junior
boys), the players cannot be turning 16 in
2007. However, there are less restrictions
for the senior divisions, with the only
requirement being that the players have
be registered, and attending school.
Organising this year's tournament has
had a few challenges though. But Bur-
rows said that they're hoping to work-out
a similar deal to the one they had with
Bahamasair last year, and are seeking
the support of MICAL MP V. Alfred
Gray, who was very instrumental in last
year's success.


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US beats


Sweden to -


reach final of


Algarve Cup -


* SOCCER
VILA REAL DE SANTO
ANTONIO, Portugal
Associated Press
ABBY WAMBACH
scored two goals and Carli
Lloyd got her fourth of the
tournament, leading the
United States over Swe-
den 3-2 Monday night for
a place in the Algarve Cup
final.
The United States,
which won the tournament
in 2000 and from 2003-5,
will play Denmark in
Wednesday's final. Swe-
den needed just a tie to
reach the final.
"We wanted to come
out and attack not sit
back," U.S coach Greg
Ryan said.
Wambach put the
Americans ahead in the
39th minute when Lindsey
Tarpley headed in a cross
from Kristine Lilly, and
Lloyd made it 2-0 in the
44th when she volleyed
home a pass from ,
Stephanie Lopez.
"The other day at prac-
tice I said I was going to
score today," Wambach
said. "So I think really I
was trying not to look like
a fool with my team-
mates."
Josefine Oqvist headed
Therese Sjogran's corner
kick qff the turf and into
the corner of the goal in
the 71st, but Wambach
headed in Shannon Boxx's
cross in the 72nd. Victoria
Svensson converted a
penalty kick for Sweden in
the 83rd.
"Going back to the '80s
... this team shows up
when there is a pressure
on the line," Wambach
said. "When there's a final
on the line, whether you
are going to get in or not,
this team shows up. We
come to play. We don't
come to.te games to get
into a final. So having to
win this game was almost
better for us."
-Denmark advanced to
the final despite a 3-0 loss
to-Germany, which won
the tournament last year.
"Denmark were able to
rest people today and will
be fresh for the final,"
Ryan said. "I expect a sim-
ilar kind of game as
tonight, with both sides
attacking.
"They are a very attack-
oriented team. They send
five players on your
restraining line and so it's
just going to be a game of
attacking. We're not going
to sit back and defend
them all day. We're going
to get numbers forward
and go after them."
The United States (3-0)
won Group B with nine
points, followed by Swe-
den (2-1) and Finland (1-
2), a 2-0 winner over Chi-
na (0-3).
Denmark (2-0-1) won
Group A on goal differ-
ence over France (2-0-1),
which beat Norway 1-0.
Germany (1-2) was third
on goal difference ahead
of Norway (1-2).
THE United States
will play China and Brazil
in warmup matches before
heading to the Women's
World Cup. The Ameri-
cans will play China on
June 16 at Cleveland and.
Brazil seven days later at
East Rutherford, N.J., the
U.S. Soccer Federation
said Monday. They also
will play exhibition games
on July 14, July 28, Aug.
12 and Aug. 25. The
Americans also have exhi-
bition games against Mexi-
co on April 14 at Foxbor-
ough, Mass., and Canada
on May 12 at Frisco,
Texas. The Women's
World Cup is scheduled
for Sept. 10-30 in China.


* ELGIN Johnson of Central Eleuthera High School clears 6-feet, 5-inches to win the senior
boys high jump at the Eleuthera District High School Sports Track and Field Meet last week.


Johnson leads Central





Eleuthera to victory


* TRACK AND FIELD
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

CENTRAL Eleuthera, sparked by
the high leaping performance from
Elgin., Johnson, captured the
Eleuth.ra District High School
Spots' rack and Field Champi-
onships last week.
Johnson cleared an impressive 6-
feet, 5-inches to win the senior boys
high jump, improving the record
from 6-3 he posted the year
before.
"I knew that I could do it," said
Johnson in an interview with The Tri-
bune. "My coach told me that I could
clear the height, so I just went for
it."
The 18-year-old 12th grader, doing
the flop, easily cleared the bar from
the starting height at 5-6.
As the lone competitor left, John-
son admitted that he didn't encounter


High jump performance


improved on record


any problems until he attempted 6-5.
He touched the bar on the way up
on his first attempt, but he didn't giv(
up.
He bounced back on his second
attempt and just as he did with the
previous heights, Johnson sailed over
the bar without touching it.
"It felt good when I cleared it,"
Johnson stressed.
"I was hoping that I could go even
higher, but my coach told me that I
didn't have to. So I didn't do it."
Johnson said he's waiting to come
to Nassau for his first appearance at
the Bahamas Association of Athletic


Associations' final Carifta trials and
eventually the National High School
Track and Field Championships.
The trials, to select the team going
to the Turks & Caicos Islands over
the Easter holiday weekend, is sched-
uled for next weekend at the Thomas
A. Robinson Track and Field Stadi-
um.
The Nationals, featuring athletes
from schools throughout the coun-
try, is set for April 26-28.
Tony Crean, coach of Central
Eleuthera, said Johnson had one of
those performances that they will be
talking about for a long while.


"He was just great," said Crean.
"It really showed what type of ath-
lete he is.
"One, he competed on a grass
track.
"Two, you need to see (from the
photo) how high he was over the bar,
which meant that he could have
gone higher and three, he jumped
much higher than everybody
else."
Crean said they are hoping that
Johnson can bring that same level of
intensity when he come to Nassau for
the trials and tlhe Nationals.
Crean said Central Eleuthera, who
won the meet with 719 1/2 points, will
definitely be coming to make their
presence felt.
Coming in second behind Central
Eleuthera was Preston Albury High
with 710. North Eleuthera was third
with 559 1/2, Harbour Island was
fourth with 528 and Spanish Wells
was 356.


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* BOXING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
THREE boxers left town
yesterday for Buenos Aires,
Argentina to compete in the
second leg of the Pan Ameri-
can Games qualifying tourna-
ment.
Andre Seymour, who is
travelling as coach along with
Prince Ferguson, indicated
that he's confident that the
Bahamas will have at least two
of the boxers qualified for the
Pan Am Games in July in
Argentina.
"Our main goal is to quali-
fy," Seymour projected.
The boxers traveling are
Valentino Knowles, Levar
Stuart and Taureano 'Reno'
Johnson. They will start com-
petition on Thursday. The
meet will wrap up on Wednes-
day.
Valentino Knowles, fresh
from a week of training in
Cuba with Johnson, will be
competing in his biggest senior
international competition.
The 18-year-old said the
training has definitely pre-
pared him for his major break-
through as he competes in the


THE Bahamas' three member boxing team that left yesterday for Argentina to compete in the
second leg of the Pan American Games qualifying tournament are from left: Reno Johnson, Levar Stu-
art and Valentino Knowles.
(Photo: Felipe Major)


lightweight division.
"I was down there trying to
build up my endurance and a
learn a little bit more tech-
niques," he reflected. "So
everything is good and I'm
ready to go because I've been


doing a lot of hard training.
"1I feel I'm in good condi-
tion and I'm capable of going
down there and coming back
with a gold medal."
Seymour said having gotten
his feet wet in the last tourna-
ment in the Dominican
Republic, Knowles should be
ready to compete in Argenti-
na.
"The countries in this region
were very impressed with him
when they saw him in the
Dominican Republic," Sey-
mour added.
Seymour said Knowles
fought extremely well and
from all indications, he expects
some good things from
Valentino. He's the future of
amateur boxing in the coun-


try and I expect him to medal
in this tournament."
Levar Stuart had to remain
at home because of a passport
issue he had to deal with.
Stuart said he's not sure if
he will compete because he
wasn't training as Knowles and
Johnson were in Cuba. But if
the opportunity prepares itself,
Stuart said he will he ready
because it will give him a
chance to work on his skills.
Taureano Johnson thanked
God for giving him another
chance to qualify after his first
opportunity slipped away from
him in Venezuela.
"I went to Cuba to train and
that has done me a lot of good
because I was able to capi-
talise on my mistakes," said


Johnson, who is coming off a
bronze medal at the Indepen-
dence Cup in the Dominican
Republic.
"I'm even better than I was
in Venezuela and beyond even
better than I was in the
Dominican Republic. So I
know I'm ready."
With not much time to train,
Johnson said he was able to
put in a solid week of work
and he's eager to go to
Argentina where he is listed
as the top contender in the
welterweight division.
"The competition at this
championships should come
from a young guy named
Adam," Johnson stressed.
"This should be a good chance
for me to win. Argentina was
also a good opportunity for
me to win, but things don't
always go as planned."
Johnson, 23, said he just has
to go to Argentina and take
care of business and he's even
more determined and focused
to get to the Pan Am Games.
The Pan Am Games, the
Central American and
Caribbean Games and the
Olympic Games are the only
three major competitions that
Johnson has not competed in.
Over the past 17 years as an
amateur, Johnson's biggest
competition was at the Com-
monwealth Games last year
where he was eliminated in the
first round.
Only the three medalists
from the division will advance
to the Pan Am Games, Sey-
mour noted.
"The last Pan American tri-
als, he fought extremely well.
He's one of the top welter-
weights going into the trails,"
Seymour said.


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COLLEGE BASKETBALL
COMMENTARY


NCAA TOURNAMENT I PLAY-IN GAME: NIAGARA 77, FLORIDA A&M 69



Purple Eagles find silver lining


Cue the bands:

Time to dance

with the stars
BY MARK BLAUDSCHUN
The Boston Globe
he campaigning is over. Talk of
bubble teams and RPIs, quality
victories and quality losses can
be put away for another year.
Now the issue can be decided
where it is meant to be on the
basketball court.
The thrill ride of the NCAA is
upon us, and this year, perhaps more
than any other in recent memory,
there is no clear-cut team to beat.
Want to take a chance on the top
seeds? Go ahead. But do so at your
own risk, because each has shown
flaws. Kansas, North Carolina and
Florida all had dips in the regular sea-
son that temporarily slowed them
down. Only Ohio State, which has not
lost since Jan. 9, has had a steady, if
not spectacular, season. The Buck-
eyes bring a 30-3 record and a 17-game
winning streak into their first-round
game against Central Connecticut
State on Thursday in Lexington, Ky.
BUMPS AND STUMBLES
Florida hit its speed bumps in Feb-
ruary when it lost three of four games
in a clear case of regular-season
"blahs." But the Gators bounced back
nicely, including Sunday's SEC tour-
nament championship victory over
Arkansas. That performance, in what
the computers called the second-
toughest conference in the country,
earned the Gators (29-5) the No. 1
seed in the tournament.
UCLA, which stayed near the top
of the rankings for much of the sea-
son, slipped in the past week, losing
its final regular-season game, against
Washington, and getting bounced by
California in the first round of the
Pac-10 tournament.
Gary Walters, chairman of the
NCAA Tournament selection com-
mittee, had maintained that teams'
performances in conference tourna-
ments would matter. That apparently
was the case for UCLA, the No. 2 seed
in the West, behind Kansas, which
won not only the Big 12 regular-
season title but also the conference
tournament with a grinding overtime
victory over Texas on Sunday.
FEELING THE SQUEEZE
The decisions at the top of the
bracket were not as difficult as those
at the bottom. Syracuse and Drexel
were the two most prominent teams
left out of the 65-team field.
Drexel (23-8), which handled an
ambitious road schedule that pro-
duced victories at Syracuse, as well as
at Creighton and Villanova (both are
in the NCAA Tournament field), was
squeezed out by fellow Colonial Ath-
letic Conference member Old Domin-
ion, which beat the Dragons twice and
received an at-large bid.
This was a change of course for the
committee, which chose the CAA's
George Mason over Hofstra last year,
even though Hofstra had beaten the
Patriots twice. Even though George
Mason made committee members
look like savants by reaching the Final
Four, they apparently took the criti-
cism to heart.
Meanwhile, Appalachian State,
boasting a 25-7 record and victories
against Virginia and at Virginia Com-
monwealth (both NCAA teams), took
campaigning to a new level.
The Mountaineers' tournament
chances apparently ended when they
lost to College of Charleston in the
Southern Conference semifinals. But
with its quality victories, the school
thought it had a chance at an at-large
bid. So it took out a full-page adver-
tisement in the Indianapolis Star this
week pleading its case. Why the Indi-
anapolis Star? The selection commit-
tee was sequestered in Indianapolis.
After all the decisions were made,
the committee conceded that the task
was anything but easy.
"We actually had 104 teams that
had won 20 or more games, and that
was more than the previous record of
78," Walters said.
All those records are meaningless
now as Florida, aiming to become the
first repeat champion since Duke in
1992, gets ready for the challengers.
Game on.


M No team wants to play an
extra game to get into the
NCAA field, but Niagara made
the best of its opportunity.
BY JOE KAY
Associated Press
DAYTON, Ohio With some
of the smoothest shooting of his
career, Clif Brown exchanged
Niagara's play-in dread for drama.
The senior forward with the
gentle touch scored 32 points and
made a career-high six 3-pointers
Tuesday night, leading the Purple
Eagles to a 77-69 victory over Flor-
ida A&M in the NCAA Tourna-
ment's play-in game.
Niagara (23-11) punched its
ticket to Chicago for a game on Fri-
day against Kansas, the top seed in
the West Regional.


Florida A&M (21-14) couldn't
stop Brown in the second half,
when he scored 24 points while the
Purple Eagles' top scorer, Charron
Fisher, sat on the bench in foul
trouble. The Rattlers couldn't even
rally after Brown helped them out
by accidentally tipping a rebound
into their basket.
The play-in game was FAMU's
fourth game in seven days. By con-
trast, Niagara had a week off after
wrapping up its conference tourna-
ment title with its 11th consecutive
victory.
The Rattlers looked tired, miss-
ing their first eight 3-point shots
while going 3-of-20 from the field.
The slump allowed Niagara to pull
ahead 20-7, with Fisher leading the
way. Playing like he had a chip on
his shoulder, the bulky power for-


AL BEHRMAN/AP
THAT'S MY HEAD: Lorenzo Miles
of Niagara grabs a rebound
while FAMU's L.C. Robinson
collects only a handful of hair.
ward had a tip-in for the game's
first basket, a putback and a 22-foot
3-pointer in the opening flurry.


EJ. Maul finally got the Rattlers
going with a pair of fast-break lay-
ups, sparking a 16-5 spurt. L.C. Rob-
inson's 3-pointer gave Florida
A&M its only lead, at 31-29 with
2:43 left in the half.
The Rattlers again lost their
shooting touch at the start of the
second half. J.R. Duffey hit a 15-foot
jumper, and Brown made a
3-pointer that put Niagara back in
control at 44-36.
With Fisher sitting on the bench
after picking up his third foul,
Brown had a tip-in and another
3-pointer that rebuilt the lead to
double-digits with 14 minutes
remaining in the game.
Every time Florida A&M put a
couple of baskets together, Brown
made a shot that stopped the run.
NIT OPENERS


PRO BASKETBALL I MIAMI 88, UTAH 86






Heat subdues Jaz.z


.Z Walker gets hot,

and Miami rallies

in fourth quarter
BY TIM REYNOLDS
Associated Press
MIAMI Antoine Walker scored all of his
13 points in the final 11 minutes of the game
Tuesday night, and the streaking Miami Heat
erased a 17-point, second-half deficit to beat the
Utah Jazz 88-86.
The Heat was down 14 points entering the
fourth quarter, then outscored the Jazz 28-12 to
win its seventh consecutive game and move
within a half-game of the idle
Washington Wizards for the
NBA's Southeast Division lead.
Walker, who was 0-for-6 from
the field in the first three periods,
shot 6-for-11 in the fourth. He
also played tight defense on
Mehmet Okur's 3-point attempt
with 31 seconds left, and the shot
fell short.
Walker missed a 3-pointer on
Miami's ensuing possession, and Utah got the
ball with 3.6 seconds left. But the Jazz threw the
ball away, Udonis Haslem made one free throw
with 2.7 seconds left, and the defending NBA
champions held on when Carlos Boozer missed
from the left baseline at the buzzer.
$.Jason Williams scored 15 points, Shaquille
O'Neal added 13, Eddie Jones had 12 and Haslem
had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat.
Booker had 20 points and 13 rebounds and
Okur finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds for
the Jazz whose six-game winning streak was
snapped. Deron Williams had 15 points, Matt
Harpring 12 and Gordan Giricek 10 for Utah.
The Heat missed 12 shots around the basket
in the first half, and that array of botched layups
and put-backs contributed heavily to Miami
shooting 36 percent in the opening two quarters.
The Jazz led 48-35 at halftime.
The Jazz used a 19-4 run over 52 minutes of
the first quarter to turn a tie game into a 30-15
lead, and the closest Miami got over the remain-
der of the half was 35-27.
JEFFREY BOAN/EL NUEVO HERALD But the Jazz missed 11 of its 14 shots in the
POWER TO SPARE: Heat forward Udonis Haslem outmuscles Derek Fisher of the Jazz for final quarter, and the Heat found a way to rally.
a rebound in the first half Tuesday night. The Heat won after erasing a 17-point deficit. NBA REPORT


HOCKEY I PITTSBURGH PENGUINS


New arena will keep Penguins in Pittsburgh


BY DANIEL LOVERING
Associated Press
PITTSBURGH Young stars
Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and
Jordan Staal have the Pittsburgh
Penguins on the move in the NHL
standings. Now a new, multimil-
lion-dollar arena agreement will
keep the team in Pittsburgh.
The Penguins and govern- -
ment officials in Pennsylva-
nia ended months of difficult
negotiations, agreeing to a
$290 million arena deal.
Keys to the agreement included
the government waiving up-front
money from the team, the Pen-
guins receiving about $10 million
compensation for delays, and the
sides agreeing to share responsibil-
ity for any cost overruns.


I


"Well, this is a great day for
hockev," Penguins co-owner Mario
Lemieux said Tuesday. "I'm glad
that I'm here today announcing a
deal with the city, the county and
the state to stay here for 30 years.
That was my goal, and I'm glad we
finally achieved it.
"We would like to enjoy
9 what's coming with this
young team," Lemieux said.
The extra arena revenue
will help the team spend
more in an effort to retain
Crosby, the league's leading scorer;
stellar rookies Malkin and Staal;
and other core players who have
put the Penguins in position for
their first playoff berth since 2001.
The Penguins will continue to
play at 46-year-old Mellon Arena,


KEITH SRAKOCIC/AP
PITT CREW: The Penguins can
rejoice: They're staying home.
the oldest in the National Hockey
League, and hope to begin play in
the new arena sometime during the
2009-10 season. Team president


Ken Sawyer said it is possible that
the arena would not be ready for
the start of that season.
Gov. Ed Rendell said the negoti-
ations were more complicated than
those to finance four new baseball
and football stadiums in Pittsburgh
and Philadelphia in recent years
because other cities were bidding
for the Penguins to move.
"With the other four stadium
deals [Pirates, Steelers, Phillies,
Eagles], none of those teams had
an open competitor that was trying
to take the team," Rendell said.
"Here we had Kansas City making
a very good, some might say ter-
rific, offer, and we had to respond."
The Penguins also were being
courted by Las Vegas and Houston.
NHL REPORT
















4E I WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2007 INTERNATIONAL EDITION


SOCCER I CRICKET I ETC.


SOCCER



MLS, Bundesliga teaming up


From Miami Herald Wire Services
Major League Soccer is
teaming up with Germany's
Bundesliga to exchange
knowledge on marketing, tele-
vision production, stadium
construction and player devel-
opment.
The cooperation may also
include exhibition games or
tournaments in the United
States, but no players or fund-
ing will be exchanged under
the deal announced Tuesday
during the SportelAmerica
sports television and new
media convention in Miami
Beach.
"The idea is to share the
know-how of both leagues and
... support the growth of soc-
cer in the United States," Bun-
desliga Chief Executive Offi-
cer Christian Seifert said,
"because the more interested
people are in soccer in the
U.S., the more they are inter-
ested also in international
leagues like the Bundesliga."
The exchange is effective
immediately and will go on
indefinitely. League officials
will meet twice a year.
The German league will get
American expertise on salary
caps and club ownership strat-
egy. Bundesliga will give
advice on television produc-
tion, and safety and lighting in
stadium construction, Seifert
said.
"We'll work on what the
specifics of the relationship
will be in the years to come,"
MLS Commissioner Don Gar-
ber said. "This is part of our
outreach to get closer to the
world globally. .... I think
you'll see more programs like
this starting in the years to
come."
Other areas of cooperation
will include referees, new
media and competition rules.
Bundesliga, which has cie-
ated its own TV production
company, will teach the MLS
about producing soccer
matches with proper camera


DOWN AND OUT: Arsenal
manager Arsene Wenger
believes that star Thierry
Henry, above, was worn
out by his French team.

angles and other details. The
Germans will also teach their
American counterparts how to
spot talented players at a
young age and nurture them.
Seifert said David Beck-
ham's decision to join MLS
later this year was a good step.
"One player will not change
the world. It's a step in the
right direction. Beckham is not
a guy at the end of his career.
Most of all, he's a great soccer
player," Seifert said. "He will
increase the value of the
team."
ELSEWHERE
England: Arsenal man-
ager Arsene Wenger blamed
France's national soccer team
for Thierry Henry's injury
problems. Wenger said Tues-
day that Henry was forced to
play in friendly games after
the World Cup when he was
physically "on his knees."
"I feel he has been badly
managed after the World Cup
by the French football team,"
Wenger said. "I take responsi-


ability for all the rest, but not
for what I have not done."
Henry will miss the rest of
the season after injuring stom-
ach and groin muscles during
his team's 1-1 draw with PSV
Eindhoven in the Champions
League. Arsenal was elimi-
nated on aggregate.
Henry, 29, played against
PSV after missing three
matches with a foot injury. He
also missed several games in
December because of a sciatic
problem.
"He is paying the price of
success," Wenger said....
Manchester City midfielder
Joey Barton was arrested on
suspicion of assault and crimi-
nal damage stemming from an
alleged argument with a taxi
driver in Liverpool, police said
Tuesday....
Tottenham defender
Anthony Gardner will be out
for six weeks because of a
hairline fracture to his fibula.
Australia: Former Aus-
tralia international soccer
player Stan Lazaridis tested
positive for a banned sub-
stance two months before
receiving medical clearance to
use the product, his club
announced.
The 34-year-old defender
of the Perth Glory tested posi-
tive in November for a medi-
cine which can be used as a
masking agent for banned
products. He requested a ther-
apeutic use exemption in
November 2005 but was only
given permission to use it in
January, Brendan Schwab,
the PFA Executive Chairman
of Australia's Professional
Footballers Association, said
in a statement.
Australian media said
Lazaridis reportedly tested
positive for Finasteride, a sub-
stance used in treatment for
hair loss.
Italy: Juventus struggled
to a 1-0 victory over Treviso in
Serie B, with Raffaele Palla-
dino scoring in the 71st min-


ute.
The victory boosted Juven-
tus' lead atop the second divi-
sion standings to three points.
Second-place Napoli drew 0-0
at home against Vicenza.
Juventus leads with 52 points,
while Napoli has 49.
Juventus was relegated and
penalized nine points in the
Italian match-fixing scandal.
Spain: A Real Betis fan
who allegedly threw a bottle at
Sevilla's coach, leaving him
unconscious, has been charged
by police. Betis said Tuesday
its lawyers were now consid-
ering whether to take legal
action against the man, who
was identified by his initials as
A.C.R.
Betis added that if the sup-
porter was a member, his card
would be withdrawn to pre-
vent him from entering the
stadium again. Sevilla coach
Juande Ramos was hit dur-
ing the Copa del Rey quarterfi-
nal second leg between the
fierce rivals from the Andalu-
sian city on Feb. 28.
Germany: Thomas
Doll took over as Borussia
Dortmund's third coach this
season, one day after Juergen
Roeber quit after only eight
matches in charge.
Doll, who was fired by
Hamburger SV at the start of
February, signed a contract
through the 2007-08 season.
Roeber resigned following
a 2-0 defeat on Saturday to
lowly Bochum, which left
Dortmund in 13th place and
only one point clear of the rel-
egation zone.
Czech Republic:
Tomas Rosicky will be fit in
time to play for the Czech
Republic in next week's Euro-
pean Championship qualifying
game against Germany.
The 26-year-old Arsenal
midfielder is recovering from
a groin injury, but Czech
Republic coach Karel Bruck-
ner saidihis captain would be
healthy .


From Miami Herald Wire Services
Dwayne Smith claimed
three for 36 to follow up an
explosive 32 off 15 balls as the
West Indies launched the 2007
Cricket World Cup with an
uplifting 54-run victory over
Pakistan on Tuesday in Kings-
ton, Jamaica.
Pakistan, chasing the West
Indies' total of 241 for nine off
50 overs, slumped to 187 all out
off 47.2 overs.
Shoaib Malik lashed six
fours and one six in a topscore
of 62 off 54 balls.
Smith, 23, took the key
wickets of Mohammad
Yousuf, Inzamam-ul-Haq
and Kamran Akmal to delight
a near-capacity crowd of close
to 20,000 and claim the Man-
of-the-Match award.
Daren Powell supplied the
wickets of both openers on his
way to two for 42. Dwayne
Bravo iced the victory with
three for 42.
Earlier, Marion Samuels
hit 63 off 70 balls to anchor the
West Indies innings after the
hosts were sent in by Inza-
main. The in-form right-
hander stroked five fours and
three sixes and shared a cru-
cial 91-run partnership with
captain Brian Lara.
Ramnaresh Sarwan (49)
and Lara (37) gave middle
order support before Smith
revved up the late innings
with three fours and a six.
ETC.
NFL: Pro Bowl line-
backer Lance Briggs reiter-
ated Tuesday that he will not
play another down for the Chi-
cago Bears and is ready to sit
out next season after they des-
ignated him as their franchise


player. ... A Georgia judge
agreed to. delay a court
appearance for Tennessee
Titans cornerback Adam
"Pacman" Jones to give his
attorneys time to determine
how the NFL might react to a
potential plea agreement.
Jones was charged in February
2006 with felony obstruction
of police. Also, Nick Harper is
going from the Super Bowl
champion Indianapolis Colts
to a division rival, the Titans.
The free-agent cornerback
agreed to a three-year deal
with the Titans, agent lan
Greengross said. ... Seattle
Seahawks tight end Jerramy
Stevens was accused of driv-
ing under the influence and
possession of marijuana after
police stopped his car in
downtown Scottsdale, Ariz.,
early Tuesday. Also, Seattle
signed tight end Marcus Pol-
lard to a one-year contract....
Continuing the offseason
spending spree that followed a
loss to the Indianapolis Colts
in the AFC title game, the New
England Patriots confirmed
that they have signed free-
agent receivers Donte' Stall-
worth and Kelley Washing-
ton. ... The Green Bay Pack-
ers signed free-agent
cornerback Frank Walker to
a one-year deal that could be
worth nearly $1.5 million with
incentives, agent Harold
Lewis said. .... The Detroit
Lions signed cornerback
Travis Fisher to a one-year
deal.... The Buffalo Bills re-
signed second-string corner-
back Kiwaukee Thomas. ...
The New Orleans Saints
signed safety Kevin Kaesvi-
harn to a four-year contract.
Kaesviharn, entering his sev-


PRAKASH SINGH/AFP-GETTY IMAGES
SIZZLING START: West Indies, led by captain Brian Lara,
above, beat Pakistan in the Cricket World Cup opener.


enth NFL season, was an unre-
stricted free agent after lead-
ing the Cincinnati Bengals
with six interceptions.
Tennis: Defending
champion Maria Sharapova
served 13 double faults against
fellow Russian Vera Zvonar-
eva, losing 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 and
costing her the No. 1 ranking at
the Pacific Life Open in Indian
Wells, Calif.
Sharapova was beaten in
the fourth round and needed
to reach the semifinals to
remain No. 1. She will be sup-
planted by Justine Henin
when the rankings are updated
on Monday. Henin, who was
not at this tournament, won
two recent events in the Mid-
dle East.
In men's play, second-
seeded Rafael Nadal routed
former No. 1 and fellow Span-
iard Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-1,
6-1.
Sharapova served for the
match at 6-4, 5-4, but won only
a point.
"After that I just deflated a
little bit," Sharapova said.
Boxing: Five-time


world champion Johnny
Tapia remained hospitalized
after an apparent cocaine
overdose, the latest episode
outside the ring in the fighter's
turbulent life. Tapia, 40, was
in serious condition.
Volleyball: Karch Kira-
ly's seemingly endless sum-
mers on the sand are just
about over. Kiraly, the man in
the pink hat who happens to
be the world's most decorated
volleyball player, announced
that this season will be his last
on the AVP Crocs Tour.
"I've gotten enough," Kir-
aly, 46, said by phone from
Huntington Beach, Calif.,
where he also announced
plans for a grass-roots beach
volleyball tournament in Sep-
tember.
Women's basketball:
Texas coach Jody Conradt
resigned late Monday after her
team failed to reach the NCAA
Tournament for the second
consecutive year. Conradt, 65,
is second on the Division I col-
lege basketball victory list,
behind only Tennessee wom-
en's coach Pat Summitt.


PEOPLE IN SPORTS


SNAKES IN THE GAME
A stadium worker removes a snake from the press
box as reporters and fans watch during a Cleveland
Indians-New York Mets spring training game Tuesday
at Chain of Lakes Ballpark in Winter Haven, Fla.



Riley speaks about troops
In discussing the Miami Heat's decision to honor U.S. sol-
diers at home games, coach and president Pat Riley offered
pointed views Tuesday when asked about the situation in
Iraq.
"My personal opinion," Riley said, is "what's going on in
our country right now is not going to stop until the election
because the Democrats, or the other side, or the naysayers
simply are going to drive it right into the ground and become
so negative with what the administration is doing until there's
an election to make their point. That won't help anybody.
"That's not going to help the political process. It definitely
doesn't help the soldiers because there is such a division over
here. My concern is about them....
"As far as what's going on with the government and with
the political process and the Democrats and Republicans, I
think all of them talk a great game but they're not really doing
anything other than trying to oust the guy who's in charge.
That's all they care about. They will say they care about the
soldiers, but they're not doing anything for them."
At each home game, the Heat is honoring two or three U.S.
soldiers who are home from Iraq and Afghanistan.' he hon-
orees meet players and coaches and receive a gift package."
BARRY JACKSON

An NCAA 'birth' Beckham honored
The Nebraska-Kearney Manchester United
basketball team didn't mind turned David Beckham
that coach Carol Russell into an international star,
was late for the game. and on Tuesday he bid an
Five hours after giving emotional farewell to Old
birth to her first child, Rus- Trafford before he leaves
sell was back on the bench European soccer for the
and encouraging her play- United States.
ers in the North Central Beckham joined United
Region basketball tourna- in 1991 at 16, debuted the
ment in Grand Forks, N.D. next year, and transferred in
"I could have watched 2003 to Real Madrid. He will
the Webcast, but I wanted join Major League Soccer's
to be there for the girls Los Angeles Galaxy after his
because they've been work- contract with the Spanish
ing so hard for this all year," club expires on June 30.
Russell said. "The time I spent at this
North Dakota beat the club was the best time in my
Lopers 108-75 for the whole football career,"
regional championship Beckham told the 74,000-
Monday and advanced to sellout crowd at halftime of
the NCAA Division II tour- a charity match.
nament in Kearney, Neb. Injury forced him to
Russell said her team withdraw from a star-filled
seemed tired in the second European side that faced
half. Tired was something United to celebrate the 50th
she could relate to. anniversary of the European
"I usually stand up the Union and the Red Devils'
whole game but I didn't half century in continental
have the energy," said the soccer. Since he moved to
35-year-old Russell, who's Spain, Beckham had
in her fifth year as coach. returned to the stadium in
Russell, who had permis- northwest England as the
sion from doctors to attend captain of England's
the game, arrived at the national team but hadn't
game early in the first half. been able to thank United
Newborn Isaac bounced for 14 years that brought the
in at 6 pounds, 14 ounces. club many trophies.



'I just want to do it. Period.'
BARRY BONDS, San Francisco Giants
slugger, when asked to predict when he
might break Hank Aaron's career home run
mark of 755. Bonds needs 22 homers to set
the record.


FLASHBACK

On this day in history:
1960 In pro basketball, rookie Wilt Chamberlain
scores a playoff-record 53 points in Philadelphia's 132-112 tri-
umph over the Syracuse Nationals to send the Warriors to
the Eastern Division finals against the Boston Celtics.
1962 Detroit's Gordie Howe becomes the second
player in NHL history to score 500 goals in the Red Wings'
3-2 loss to the New York Rangers.
1976 In horse racing, Bill Shoemaker posts his
7,000th career victory, aboard Royal Derby II, in the fifth
race at Santa Anita Park.
1986 Edmonton's Paul Coffey has two goals and six
assists to tie an NHL record for most points by a defenseman
in a 12-3 rout of Detroit.


SPORTS ROUNDUP




West Indies




wins in world




cricket opener


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BASEBALL I HOCKEY



BASEBALL |I SPRING TRAINING







Spring fling: Santana faces Pujols


From Miami Herald Wire Services
FORT MYERS, Fla. It would
have been a great regular-season
matchup: Johan Santana vs. Albert
Pujols.
Pujols grounded out and walked
against the two-time American
League Cy Young Award winner dur-
ing the Minnesota Twins' 5-2 victory
over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tues-
day.
"This was like my third time fac-
ing him," Pujols said. "He wasn't
throwing 100 percent. He was just
trying to get ready for the season. He
knows what he's doing out there. You
always look forward to facing the
best pitchers in the game."
In his other at-bat, the 2005
National League MVP flied out
against Dennys Reyes in the fifth.
"He's a great player," Santana said.
"That's part of my job, facing great
players. I'm sure he feels the same
way."
Pujols has averaged 41.6 home
runs during the past six seasons. San-
tana has 55 victories over the past
three seasons, an average of 18.3.
"They're both very aware of each
other, let's put it that way," Cardinals
manager Tony La Russa said.
Santana gave up two hits, struck
out four and walked two in four
scoreless innings. His ERA is 1.00.
"I just like it when I write Santana
in the lineup," Twins manager Ron
Gardenhire said. "When I do write
his name down, he makes us all look
smart. Very smart. I think he's the
best lefty in the game. You can take
the word 'lefty' out, and I would say
that, too."
Cardinals shortstop David Eck-
stein started for the first time since
the spring training opener on Feb. 28,
when he strained his left oblique
muscle. He went 1-for-3 with a double
and an RBI groundout.
"He looked good out there," La
Russa said....
Cardinals reliever Josh Kinney
had surgery on his right elbow in St.
Louis and will begin his rehabilitation
in about two weeks. He is expected to
miss the entire season.

ELSEWHERE
Blue Jays: A.J. Burnett's
experiments were a success against
the Boston Red Sox. Mixing up his
pitches, Burnett gave up one hit over


JAMES A. FINLEY/AP
THE ULTIMATE WEAPON: Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols grounded out and walked against Twins ace Johan
Santana during Tuesday's spring training game in Fort Myers, Fla. 'He's a great player,' Santana said of
Pujols, the 2005 NL MVP. 'That's part of my job, facing great players. I'm sure he feels the same way.'


four innings in a 1-0 victory for the
Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla.
"I threw a lot of changeups and
fastballs during counts that I nor-
mally wouldn't do," Burnett said. "I'll
need the changeup on the days when
my curveball isn't working. It's good
to have something to lean on."
Burnett struck out five and walked
two, throwing 61 pitches.
"He was outstanding," Toronto
manager John Gibbons said. "He
kept the ball down and was right
there. He was dominating today."
Boston starter Kyle Snyder gave
up two hits in three innings, striking
out two and walking two.
Marlins: Miguel Cabrera says
his first home run of spring training


wasn't personal, even though it
bounced on the balcony outside gen-
eral manager Larry Beinfest's office
beyond the left-field wall at Roger
Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla.
"It sounded good. It felt great,"
Cabrera said after his three-run
homer helped the Marlins beat the
Baltimore Orioles 4-1.
Cabrera won a $7.4 million salary
in arbitration last month after Bein-
fest and the Marlins offered $6.7 mil-
lion. Before that, Beinfest criticized
Cabrera for missing a team promo-
tional event. Cabrera blamed the
absence on his father's illness in Ven-
ezuela.
Cabrera smiled and shook his head
when asked if he aimed his homer at


the Marlins executive offices.
"A home run is a home run," he
said.
Cabrera struck out in his next
three at-bats.
Mets: C.C. Sabathia rarely
gets to see Jose Reyes hit, and that's
just how he likes it. Reyes hit a two-
run homer off the Cleveland ace,
helping the New York Mets to a 6-5
victory over the Indians in Winter
Haven, Fla.
"He's a great hitter," Sabathia said.
"I left three balls up to him today, and
he hammered all three. Anything
above the belt and he's going to do
that."
Reyes also had one of the Mets'
four steals....


The Mets released right-hander
Alay Soler before their exhibition
game against the Indians. Soler
defected from Cuba in November
2003 and signed a three-year contract
for $2.8 million with the Mets in
August 2004.
Rangers: Sammy Sosa feels
like a rookie again after sitting out
last season. Sosa went 2-for-3 with a
double and an RBI for the Rangers in
a 12-8 loss to the Chicago White Sox
in Surprise, Ariz.
* "I haven't taken a year off in 17
years since I started playing," said
Sosa, who batted .221 with 14 homers
in 102 games for Baltimore in 2005. "I
feel hungry again."
In nine spring training games,
Sosa is hitting .464 (13-for-28) with
two doubles, a triple, two homers and
six RBIs....
Edinson Volquez, who ended
last season in the Texas rotation and
was a candidate for the No. 5 spot this
year, was among seven pitchers sent
to the minors when the Rangers
made their first roster cuts.
Yankees: Bench coach Don
Mattingly left the team after the
death of his father. A team spokes-
man said William Mattingly, who
had undergone several brain opera-
tions over the past week, died in Indi-
ana. No other details were immedi-
ately available.
Mariners: Pitcher Jim Parque
was reassigned to the minor leagues
by the club after giving up nine
earned runs in his past two spring
training outings.
Hall of Fame: Baseball's Hall
of Fame wants more time before
making any changes in the Voting for-
mat of its Veterans Committee. The
latest vote by the Veterans Commit-
tee produced no inductees the
third time in a row the reconstituted
committee failed to elect anyone.
"We had full and engaging prelim-
inary discussions on the Veterans
Committee procedures," Hall chair-
man Jane Forbes Clark said on
Tuesday. "The board feels strongly
that We need to take our time out of
respect: for this important process,
and we plan to meet again in the
upcoming months to continue these
discussions."
The next board meeting is sched-
uled during the Hall's induction
weekend, July 27-30.


HOCKEY


EASTERN CONFERENCE


SOUTHEAST W
(3) Atlanta 37
(6) Tampa Bay 39
(9) Carolina 35
(13) Florida 29
(14) Washington 24
ATLANTIC W
(2) New Jersey 42
(5) Pittsburgh 38
(7) N.Y. Islanders 34
(8) N.Y. Rangers 34
(15) Philadelphia 19
NORTHEAST W
(1) Buffalo 44
(4) Ottawa 40
(10) Toronto 34
(11) Montreal 35
(15) Boston 33


SLPTS GF GA
3 84 219 218
1 82 223 219
5 78 206 212
7 71 202 220
10 60 203 251
SLPTS GF GA
7 92 186 167
6 86 237 217
5 78 207 195
4 76 200 193
6 49 185 262
SL PTS GF GA
4 94 260 205
4 87 241 193
6 77 219 227
5 76 208 223
3 71 198 241


HOME
19-10-4-2
18-14-1-0
18-13-1-3
20-10-3-1
14-15-1-6
HOME
22-8-0-5
21-9-2-3
19-11-4-1
16-15-3-2
7-19-3-4
HOME
23-10-1-2
22-11-1-2
15-15-2-3
20-12-0-3
17-15-1-2


AWAY
18-14-3-1
21-14-2-1
17-15-2-2
9-18-3-6
10-19-1-4
AWAY
20-11-1-2
17-12-2,3
15-14-1-4
18413-1-2
12-21-2-2
AWAY
21-9-1-2
18-12-2-2
19-12-1-3
15-18-1-2
16-16-1-1


WESTERN CONFERENCE


CENTRAL
(1) Nashville
(4) Detroit
(10) St. Louis
(12) Columbus
(13) Chicago
NORTHWEST
(3) Vancouver
(7) Minnesota
(8) Calgary
(9) Colorado
(11) Edmonton
PACIFIC
(2) Anaheim
(5) Dallas
(6) San Jose
(14) Phoenix
(15) Los Angeles


SL PTS GF
4 98 244
4 97 223
6 69 183
5 61 169
7 61 172
SL PTS GF
3 87 186
6 85 200
5 84 225
3 74 225
3 66 177
SLPTS GF
7 95 224
4 87 183
2 85 204
1 59 186
5 59 197


HOME
25-6-2-2
25-4-2-3
17-17-2-1
15-16-1-3
14-16-1-3
HOME
22-9-1-1
23-6-1-3
28-6-1-1
18-14-1-2
18-15-1-1
HOME
24-5-2-5
23-10-0-2
19-12-1-2
15-16-2-0
14-14-4-4


AWAY
21-13-0-2
19-13-3-1
12-12-3-5
12-19-1-2
12-17-1-4
AWAY
19-14-1-2
16-18-0-3
9-16-4-4
16-15-2-1
12-19-2-2
AWAY
18-12-2-2
18-13-1-2
22-13-0-0
13-22-0-1
9-20-4-1


DIV
16-6-5-1
16-8-1-0
16-8-0-2
9-13-2-1
8-13-1-4
DIV
20-5-1-1
18-7-1-2
12-10-2-1
11-11-1-3
5-14-2-5
DIV
16-9-1-2
17-9-1-2
11-13-2-2
11-10-0-4
13-12-0-1



DIV
20-6-1-1
17-4-2-1
11-13-2-2
7-14-0-4
11-15-1-0
DIV
14-11-0-1
13-6-1-4
14-7-1-2
11-10-2-0
9-15-1-0
DIV
18-6-1-2
19-7-0-0
13-13-0-1
7-14-2-1
8-14-1-3


Tuesday's results
Carolina 3, Florida 1
Ottawa 3, N.Y. Rangers 2
Pittsburgh 5, Buffalo 4, SO
Montreal 5, N.Y. Islanders 3
Toronto 3, Tampa Bay 2
Detroit 5, Nashville 2
Minnesota at Vancouver, late
Chicago at San Jose, late


Tonight's games
Nashville at Detroit, 7:30
Pitt. at New Jersey, 7:30
Calgary at Colorado, 9
Columbus at Anaheim, 10


Monday's results
Atlanta 4, Washington 2
Calgary 5, St. Louis 4 (SO)
Phoenix 4, Philadelphia 0
Los Angeles 5, Edmonton 1


Through Monday


Player, team


SCORING
GP G A Pts


Crosby,.Pit 65 28 72 100
Lecavalier, TB 70 46 47 93
St. Louis, TB 70 39 53 92
Hossa, Atl 70 40 49 89
Heatley, Ott 69 42 46 88
Savard,Bos 69 21 67 88
Thornton, S) 69 16 70 86
Selanne, Ana 70 41 40 81
Ovechkin, Was 69 39 42 81
Briere. Buf 67 28 52 80


GOALIES
Player, team GP MIN GA AVG
Smith, Dal 18 942 33 2.10
Hasek, Det 48 2852 101 2.12
Brodeur,NJ 66 4002 143 2.14
GiguAna 50 2881 106 2.21
Backstrom, Min 31 1676 62 2.22
Turco, Dal 57 3177 120 2.27
Nabokov, SJ 39 2154 82 2.28
Luongo,Van 64 3763 147 2.34
Mason, Nas 37 2156 85 2.37
Vokoun, Nas 35 2064 83 2.41


Senators slip past Rangers


From Miami Herald Wire Services
NEW YORK Andrej Meszaros' bank
shot off the stick of New York Rangers
defenseman Marek Malik snapped a
third-period tie and lifted the Ottawa
Senators to a 3-2 victory on Tuesday
night.
Meszaros rushed up the slot and took a
shot that connected with Malik's stick, hit
the right post and caromed past Henrik
Lundqvist with 8:48 left. The defenseman
hadn't scored in 21 games.
Ottawa, which erased a 2-0 deficit in
the second period, won for the second
time in six games and improved to 10-1-4
in its past 15.
Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson
added goals, and Ray Emery made 32
saves for the Senators. He blocked Martin
Straka's backhander in front with 40 sec-
onds left.
Michael Nylander scored twice for
New York, which began the night tied for
eighth in the Eastern Conference.
Lundqvist stopped 30 shots.

RED WINGS 5, PREDATORS 2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Kyle Calder
scored and had two assists, and the Red
Wings moved within a point of NHL-
leading Nashville by holding off the Pred-
ators.
The teams meet again tonight in
Detroit, where the Red Wings can move
ahead of the Predators in the Central
Division, the Western Conference and
take over the overall lead in the chase for
the President's Trophy.

CANADIENS 5, ISLANDERS 3
MONTREAL Guillaume Laten-
dresse scored twice and Christopher Hig-
gins got the go-ahead goal as the Cana-
diens overcame a pair of deficits for the
victory.
Latendresse and Michael Ryder scored
second-period goals to draw Montreal
even at 2.
Latendresse got his second of the game
- his 15th of the season midway
through the third to tie it at 3 before Hig-
gins beat backup Mike Dunham from the
edge of the crease at 11:26.

HURRICANES 3, PANTHERS 1
RALEIGH, N.C. Cory Stillman, Rod
Brind'Amour and Scott Walker scored to
give the Hurricanes the victory.


CHRIS MCGRATH/GETTY IMAGES
GOT HIM SURROUNDED: Matt Cullen, center, of the Rangers fends off Wade
Redden, left, and Andrej Meszaros of the Senators on Tuesday night.
Meszaros scored the winner in a 3-2 victory at Madison Square Garden.


The Hurricanes are competing for the
eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Confer-
ence without goalie Cam Ward, who
injured his left knee Sunday. John Gra-
hame made 26 saves in Ward's place.

MAPLE LEAFS 3, LIGHTNING 2
TORONTO Nik Antropov scored
the go-ahead goal early in the third
period, leading the Maple Leafs to the vic-
tory.
Chad Kilger and Mats Sundin also had
goals for the Maple Leafs, who won their
third in a row at home and moved past the
New York Rangers for ninth place in the
Eastern Conference.

PENGUINS 5, SABRES 4 (SO)
PITTSBURGH Sidney Crosby
scored the deciding goal in the shootout
as the Penguins celebrated the announce
ment that they're staying in Pittsburgh for
the next 30 years with a victory.
Erik Christensen also scored in the
shootout, Crosby had a goal and two
assists, Ryan Whitney added three assists
and Sergei Gonchar had a goal and an
assist for the Penguins, who are 4-0-1 in
their past five games.


STARS 3, FLYERS 2
DALLAS Mike Modano became the
second U.S.-born player to score 500
goals, and the 39th in NHL history, lead-
ing the Stars to the victory.

ELSEWHERE
Islanders: Goalie Rick DiPietro left
Tuesday night's game against the Mon-
treal Canadiens with 4:19 left in the open-
ing period with an apparent head injury
after he collided with Canadiens forward
Steve Begin.

LATE MONDAY
Coyotes 4, Flyers 0: Mikael
Tellqvist made 24 saves for his second
shutout of the season and added an assist
to lead host Phoenix.
Kings 5, Oilers 1: Noah Clarke
became the first native Southern Califor-
nian to score for Los Angeles and goal-
tender Mathieu Garon recorded his first
victory in more than two months, sending
visiting Edmonton to its eighth consecu-
tive loss.
Flames 5, Blues 4 (SO): Alex Tan-
guay and Jarome Iginla scored in the
shootout to lead host Calgary.


Note: Two points for a win, one point for a shootout loss or overtime loss

RESULTS AND SCHEDULES


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MIDWEST


March 15-16


March 17-18


March 22-23 March 24-25


March 24-25 March 22-23
March 24-25 March 22-23


Florida 1
Jackson St. 16 --
o Arizona 8
z Purdue 9 --
Butler 5
z Old Dominion_ 12 --
0 Maryland 4
, Davidson 13-

. Notre Dame 6
( Winthrop 11


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March 15-16


March 17-18


1 North Carolina


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SEMIFINALS SEMIFINALS


St. Louis


March 22-23 March 24-25


March 24-25 March 22-23
March 24-25 March 22-23


March 17-18


G. Washington
Washington St.
Oral Roberts 8'
Boston College !g
Texas Tech
Georgetown
Belmont .

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March 15-16


1 Ohio St.


Atlanta
March 31


Atlanta
April 2


Niagara 77, Florida A&M 69
Niagara wins play-in game,
becomes 16th seed in WEST region


San Antonio


6 Louisviller-
11 Stanford F5
3 Texas A&M S
14 Penn
7 Nevada z
10 Creighton
2 Memphis
1 NAnrth TeYvac


S Noth Carolina (50-3)
Prairie View (19-13)
Pittsburgh
Califomria (23-8)


6. Wasliington (26-3)
SBoise State (24-8)
LosAngeles
TexasA&M (24-6)
lexas-Alington(24-8)
SIowa State (25-8)
Washington (18-12)
Minneapolis
SGeorgia (25-6)
Belmont (25-6)

Georgia Tech (20-1)
DePaul (19-12)
Minneapolis
Purdue (28-5)
Oral Roberts (22-10)
Tennessee (28-3)
Drake (14-18)
Pittsburgh
SPittsburgh (23-8)
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SMiddle Tenn. (29-3)
Gonzaga (24-9)
Stanford, Calif.
S Ohio State (28-3)
Marist (27-5)~
Marquette(25-6)
La.-Lafayette (25-8)
Austin
Oklahoma (26-4)
SEMissouriSt.(24-7)

Mississippi (21-10)
KTU (21-10)
Hartford, Conn.
Maryland ((7.5)
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Chattanooga (25-7)
Raleigh, N.C
N.C State (23-9) f
Robert Morris (24-7)
Xavier (26-7) I
West Virginia (20-10)
Austin
LSU(26-7) f
UNCAsheville(21-1)
Old Dominion (24-8) f
Florida State (22-9)
Stanford, Calif.
Stanford (28-4) f
Idaho State 07-13)
Duke (30-1)
Holy Cross (15-17)
Raleigh, N.C.
Temple (24-7)
Nebraska (22-9)
Michigan St (23-8) f
Delaware (26-5)
East Lansing, Mich.
Rutgers (22-8)
E. Carolina (19-13)
Louisville (26-7) (
Brigham ibng (23-9) f
LosAngeles
Arizona State (28-4) f
UC Riverside (21-10)
Bowling Green (29-3) _
Oklahoma St (20-10) f
East Lansing, Mich.
Vanderbilt (27-5)
Delaware St. (20-12)


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Cavs clobber the Kings


From Miami Herald Wire Services
CLEVELAND Maybe LeBron James
should take a night off more often.
Sasha Pavlovic scored a career-high 25
points, and Larry Hughes added 25, leading
the Cleveland Cavaliers to 124-100 victory
over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday
night. It was the Cavs' sixth consecutive vic-
tory, giving them their best run this season.
James was a late scratch because of back
spasms. The Cavaliers are 3-0 this season
without their superstar and 9-2 without him
since he joined the team in 2003-04.
All five starters scored in double figures
as the Cavaliers tied a season high for points.
Ron Artest, who missed two games last
week after his arrest on suspicion of domes-
tic violence, led the Kings with 19 points in
his second game back.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas of the Cavaliers
scored 19 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and
tied a career high with seven assists.
Little-used Cavs backup Ira Newble
started in James' place and scored a season-
high 12 points. His previous high was three
points, in a victory Saturday at Milwaukee.

SPURS 93, CLIPPERS 84
SAN ANTONIO Tony Parker scored 25
points, and the Spurs rolled to their 13th con-
secutive victory. Tim Duncan added 19
points, Manu Ginobili had 16, and Michael
Finley contributed 13.
Corey Maggette led the Clippers with 17
points. Elton Brand had 16 points and 10
rebounds, and Tim Thomas had 15 points.

TIMBERWOLVES 86, PACERS 81
MINNEAPOLIS Kevin Garnett had 30
points and nine rebounds, taking over the
game late and helping the Timberwolves
extend the Pacers' losing streak to 10 games.
Jamaal Tinsley had 37 points, six assists
and six rebounds for the Pacerrs.

BULLS 95, CELTICS 87
CHICAGO Rookie Tyrus Thomas
scored a career-high 23 points, and Ben Wal-
lace added 19 points, 16 rebounds and three
blocked shots, leading the Bulls.
Luol Deng scored 19 points and Kirk Hin-
rich finished with 15 for Chicago, which beat
Boston for the eighth time in a row.
Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 24 points,
and Delonte West added 19 after missing two
games with a mild concussion.

HAWKS 104, 76ERS 92
ATLANTA Josh Smith had 26 points
and a career-high 17 rebounds, and the
Hawks ended the 76ers' seven-game winning
streak. Surprisingly, Atlanta hash t lust since
leading scorer Joe Johnson injured his i eight
leg in a March 5 loss at Miami.
Andre Iguodala scored 18 for thc *Lxers.

ELSEWHERE
Bobcats: Bernie Bickerstaff will not
return as coach next season, but he will be
invited to stay with the team.
part-owner Michael Jordan said Bicket -
staff, who is 62 and also serves as general
manager, will finish the season and remains
an "integral part" of the franchise.
Bickerstaff, who was 67-161 in three sea-
sons, said that when he was first hu t- to run
the expansion team, he wanted to coach for


EASTERN CONFERENCE


i SOUTHEAST
(3) Washington
S (6) Miami
C Orlando
SAtlanta
Charlotte


W L Pct.
34 28 .548
34 29 .540
29 36 .446
26 39 .400
23 41 .359


ATLANTIC W L Pct. GB
(4) Toronto 35 29 .547 -
(8) New Jersey 30 35 .462 51
New York 29 34 .460 511
Philadelphia 25 39 .391 10
Boston 18 45 .286 16V2


CENTRAL
(1) Detroit
(2) Cleveland
(5) Chicago
(7) Indiana
Milwaukee
Milwaukee


W L Pet.
39 22 .639
39 25 .609
38 28 .576
29 34 .460
23 41 .359 f
23 41 .359 1


LIO Str. Home Away Conf
3-7 L-3 24-9 10-19 22-16
8-2 W-7 22-10 12-19 19-16
2-8 L-3 19-13 10-23 17-72
4-6 W-4 14-18 12-21 14-24
2-8 W-1 14-17 9-24 15-21
L10 Str. Home Away Conf
6-4 W-3 22-9 13-20 23-14
5-5 W-2 17-15 13-20 21-16
6-4 W-1 17-14 12-20 18-21
7-3 L-1 16-15 9-24 15-21
5-5 L-2 8-23 10-22 11-26
1 10 Str. Home Away Conf
7-3 W-2 19-12 20-10 26-12
7-3 W-6 25-8 14-17 23-16
7-3 W-3 25-8 13-20 27-13
0-10 L-10 18-13 11-21 20-16
4-6 L-2 14-15 9-26 11-28
4-6 L-2 14-15 9-26 11-28


WESTERN CONFERENCE


SOUTHWEST
(1) Dallas
(3) San Antonio
(5) Houston
New Orleans
Memphis
NORTHWEST
(4) Utah
(7) Denver
Minnesota
Portland
Seattle


PACIFIC W L
(2) Phoenix 49 14
(b) L.A. Lakers 33 31
(8) L.A. Clippers 29 34
Golden State 30 36
Sacramento 28 35
x-clinched playoff spot


W L Pet. GB L10 Str. Home Away Conf
52 10 .839 9-1 L-1 30-3 22-7 33-7
46 18 .719 7 10-0 W-13 22-8 24-10 28-11
39 25 .609 14 5-5 L-1 22-10 17-15 20-19
28 36 .438 25 3-7 L-6 19-13 9-23 16-23
16 49 .246 37 2-8 L-1 11-21 5-28 9-29
W L PcL GB L1O Str. Home Away Conf
43 20 .683 8-2 L-1 25-7 18-13 25-12
30 31 .492 12 4-6 W-1 16-17 14-14 14-22
28 35 .444 15 3-7 W-1 19-13 9-22 16-22
26 36 .419 168 4-6 W-1 15-17 11-19 16-21
25 38 .397 18 4-6 L-3 18-13 7-25 12-23


Pct. GB
.778 -
.516 16
.460 20
.455 20
.444 21


Str. Home Away Conf
W-5 26-6 23-8 24-11
L-6 20-11 13-20 19-15
L-4 21-12 8-22 16-22
W-1 23-10 7-26 17-20
L-3 18-14 10-21 14-23


RESULTS AND SCHEDULES


Tuesday's results
Mia. 88, Utah 86
Atl. 104, Phi 92
Cle. 124, Sac 100
Min. 86, Ind. 81
N.J. 112, N.O. 108
S.A. 93, LAC 84
Chi. 95, Bos. 87
Port. at Den., late
Det. at Sea., late


Tonight's games
Utah at Orlando, 7
N.Y. at Toronto, 7
Chicago at Phil., 7
Wash. at Indiana, 7
Sacr. at Charlotte, 7
Atlanta at Boston, 7:30
Clev. at Memphis, 8
L.A.C. at Houston, 8:30
Phoenix at Dallas, 9
Detroit at Por., 10


Monday's results
Char. 119, Orlando 108
Toronto 108, Mil. 93
N.J. 113, Memphis 102
Phoenix 103, Hou. 82
G.S. 117, Dallas 100


Through Monday


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SCORING
G FG FT PTSAVG
Anthony, Den. 45 502 316 1344 29.9
Bryant, LAL 59 564 491 1720 29.2
Wade, Mia. 46 445 413 1324 28.8
Arenas, Wash. 62 552 507 1782 28.7
Iverson, Den. 45 420 368 1253 27.8
James, Clev. 61 610 370 1672 27.4
Redd, Mil. 44 398 299 1194 27.1
Allen, Sea. 52 487 260 1390 26.7
Nowitzki, DalI. 61 527 416 1527 25.0
J. Johnson, Atl. 57 536 235 1426 25.0

ASSISTS
G AST AVG
Nash, Phoe. 57 661 11.6
Williams. Utah 60 551 9.2
Kidd, N.J. 62 554 8.9
Paul, NOk. 46 403 8.8
Davis, G.S. 47 396 8.4
SMilleY;:l.'J 61 '498' 8.1
Wade. Mla. 46 362 7.9
Ford, Tor. 57 441 7.7
Billups, Det. 53 400 7.5
Felton, Char. 61 435 7.1


REBOUNDING
G OFF DEF TOT AVG
Garnett, Minn. 61 156 614 770 12.6
Chandler, NOk. 61 266 496 762 12.5
Howard, Orl. 65 225 558 783 12.0
Okafor, Char. 56 228 429 657 11.7
Camby, Den. 52 119 486 605 11.6
Boozer, Utah 54 171 457 628 11.6
Jefferson, Bos. 55 196 418 614 11.2
Lee, N.Y. 55 191 398 589 10.7
Duncan, S.A. 63 172 502 674 10.7
Wallace, Chi. 62 238 409 647 10.4

FIELD GOALS
FG FGA PCT
Chandler, NOk. 238 379 .628
Biedrins, G.S. 294 483 .609
Lee. N.Y. 237 391 .606
Howard, Orl. 424 707 .600
Curry, N.Y. 447 770 .581
Stoudemire, Phoe. 459 794 .578
Boozer, Utah 471 833 .565
Patterson, Mil. 369 666 .554
Bogut, Mil. 335 609 .550
Okafor, Chat. 345 637 .542


IN AWARDS 'i


PLAYER OF THE MONTH
November
Eastern Conference: Dwight How-
ard, Orlando Magic
Western Conference: Yao Ming,
Houston Rockets
December
Eastern Conference: Gilbert Arenas,
Washington Wizards
Western Conference: Kobe Bryant,
Los Angeles Lakers
January
Eastern Conference: Chris Bosh, To-
t nto RapltoS
Western Conference; Steve Nash,
Phoenix Suns


ROOKIE OF THE MONTH
November
Eastern Conference: Adam Morri-
son, Charlotte Bobcats
Western Conference: Rudy Gay,
Memphis Grizzlies
December
Eastern Conference: Jorge Garba-
josa. Toronto Raptors
Western Conttelet, Randy Foye,
Minnesota Timberwtilve'
January
Eastern Conferencu' And 'a Bani-
inani, Ton .1o0 tiplors
WPor t ili CUflIllV' s litli uysL',
Portland Tiall Bhldrio


'. INT


N.C. State ousts Drexel; M ici igan, FSU win


From Miami Herald Wire Services
With Sidney Lowe's snazzy
red jacket left behind, North
Carolina State showed that it
could win without the coach's
good-luck threads or even a
good night's sleep.
Engin Atsur scored 18
points, and Ben McCauley had
16 points and 12 rebounds.
leading the weary Wolfpack to
a 63-56 victory over host
Drexel on Tuesday night in
the first round of the National
Invitation Tournament.
Brandon Costner's three-
point play late in the game
sealed the victory for the
Wolfpack (19-15), which
advanced to play the winner of
the Marist-Oklahoma State
game. That game was played
late Tuesday night.
The 10th-seeded Wolfpack
knocked off three higher seeds
in the Atlantic Coast Confer-
ence tournament before losing
to North Carolina on Sunday
in the championship game.
Four exhilarating games in
four days, and the reward was
a plane trip to Philadelphia.
No wonder the Wolfpack.
was fatigued early.
"It was expected," said
Lowe, who wore a standard
pinstriped suit. "After the four
straight games we played, we
knew [Drexel] would come
out with a lot of energy, and
they did. The guys did a good
job keeping their composure."
Lowe wore the stop-sign


red blazer throughout the
Wolfpack's improbable run in
the ACC tourney, but N.C.,
State didn't need it in this one
-- not with the Oragons (23 9)
shooting mise ably fiom thet
foul line down the stirtch
Frank Elegar had 24 points
on 10 ii-12 shoot iii -
)exel b till that was ov, ti ,,It
owed by t string to ti.ru ial
misse-. fiomn the lint inm the se
oud halt El-egai nltss.-d eight
of Uoverall, li 'ludlin Lv tvwo
that could have put rthe Drag.
ons ahead with 2:30 left.
Instead, McCauley sank a
free thiow that inade itl 'l-.-4,
and Costner followed with ins;
baseline layup and the free
throw, and the Wolipack's
late-season surge continued.
Costner, who wa.s averag-
ing 17.1 points pel game, was
limited after he sprained anl
ankle in the AC(_ tinal and wasi
held to nine points..
Dominick Mejia added 11
points for the Dragons, still
angered over being snubbed
by the NCAA tournament
selection committee.
The Dragons were lett out
of the NCAAs even thl uhli
they had 13 road victories and
the most overall victories in
coach Bruiser Flint s six sea
sons. Although the Dragons
did what they needed to do on
the road and in nonconference
games, they failed to take cat e
of business against the best of
the Colonial Athletic Associa


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t io n w li h llll Ill l I I 1 111" II nI1 I, lt I II't
theml ;t spot ill the N t /< ,, li, h I 1d,),, ,, ;l' ,I" ... :, in. .
l)rexel w as only I '; a, linsi ,1111 I < l \l I 'a ii'iiniit, l hi li
the top three teams in tlew ( on ,r,'iv, ( 1 1 d I' I
feience, and the to.il ll st i 1 ,, t+,, '. Ill (1 w :iy it


ended," Flint said. "I feel sorry
lin my guys. It was a tough
I,, or three days."
Michigan 68, Utah
S tot e 58: Jerret Smith scored
I:, points, and freshman
I)eShawn Sims had a career-
hiigh 14 leading host Michigan.
lay .e Carroll had 22 points
i.ml Kiis Clark and Durrall
P1,terson added nine apiece for
*ft /^ggies (23-12).
ivii lhigan (22-12) is making
its third appearance in the
N IT in the last four years. The
Wolverines have advanced to
the finals in their last two
ipp:.irances, winning the title
in 2004 and losing to South
Sir.olina last season.
Michigan advanced to play
I hirsl.y at Florida State.
Florida State 77,
loledo 61: Al Thornton
srord 24 points, leading the
hirst Seminoles (21-12) to vic-
Sr".y.
Florida State led 39-23 at
i ho hilt behind 15 points from
I liornton, who went scoreless
- l'l- first 5:36 of the game
lor- breaking loose.
In ;i span of just 2:33,
I lI n mon scored four baskets,
.:i. il on another, blocked a
:hit ;rnd grabbed a pair of
r, hronds as the Seminoles
Il,,k a 20-13 lead in the first
Ih ill. Thornton's first basket, a
l;up, gave Florida State the
Siid ifor good at 9-8.
Justin Ingram's 17 points led
I ol-do (19-13), the Mid-Amer-


ican Conference regular-
season champions. Keonta
Howell and Florentino Valen-
cia each had 13 for the Rockets.
West Virginia 74, Del-
aware State 50: Frank
Young scored 17 points, and
Alex Ruoff added 14, as West
Virginia won at home.
Ruoff also had nine assists.
Jamie Smalligan added 13
points and Da'Sean Butler
scored nine points for top-
seeded West Virginia (23-9).
The Mountaineers had a 16-0
run at the end of the first half
and led 39-13 at the break.
Jahsha Bluntt led eighth.
seeded Delaware State (21-13)
with 19 points. Aaron Fleet-
wood added 14 points.
The Mountaineers will play
either Massachusetts or Ala-
bama on Thursday.
Mississippi State 82,
Mississippi Valley State 63:
Charles Rhodes had 21 points
and four blocks, and the Bull-
dogs won easily at home.
It was a school-record 14th
home victory for Mississippi
State (19-13), which advanced
to play the winner of today's
Providence-Bradley game.
Jamont Gordon had 18
points, nine rebounds and
eight assists, and freshman
Ben Hansbrough had 15 points.
Carl Lucas scored a game-
high 22 points on 7 of 10 shoot-
ing for MVSU (18-16), the reg-
ular-season Southwestern
Athletic Conference champs.


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Lions


take the GSSSA


Juni


Girls


title


,


* AN HO Nash Lions
player shoots the ball over
the CC Sweeting SCorpions.
The Lions won the game 40-
38 in double overtime for the
GSSSA junior girls basket-
ball title.
(Photo: Tim Clarke)


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pions player drives to the
basket for a lay-up over
Sthe HO Nash Lions.
(Photo: Tim Clarke)


* HO NASH Lions
right to keep posses-
sion yesterday. I
(Photo:
Tim Clarke)


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