N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER Volume: 107 No.248SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SUNNY WITH T-STORM HIGH 89F LOW 80F By CELESTE NIXON T ribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org A MOTHER who spent m ost of her working life selling newspapers claims she is being forced out of the busi n ess by government road works. Ena Mae Brown, who now needs her hard-earned income more than ever as she is putting a daughter through college, said she is being pushed aside so a patch of grass can grow. Mrs Brown has been a working mother for more than 30 years, but is afraid the road construction project may cause her to hang up her hat for good. am Bahamian in this country and have no problem with working, but they are threatening my livelihood that I have a problem with, said Mrs Brown. She has sold newspapers on Dolphin Drive for more than11 years, but in September 2010 following the start of road works in the area, Mrs Brown was forced to move tothe new highway between Saunders Beach and JFK Dri ve. According to Mrs Brown, representatives of the road works project told her earlier this week that she would have t o move, as spikes are to be constructed on either side of the highway to deter pedes trians and cars, so the grass would have a chance to grow. I am not being a nuisance to society, I just want to makea living, said Mrs Brown. The landscaping company told me they would be putting spikes along the side of the road because the contract calls for grass, which cannot grow because I am in the area, she said. Mrs Brown said these spikes would not only prevent her from continuing to sell papers but also stop cars from pulling on the side of the road to purchase them. I asked if they would be able to set an area aside where I would be able to con tinue selling newspapers, said Mrs Brown. She claims she was told she would either have to move even further Working mother f ears end to job after 30 y ears TRY OUR PINA COLADA McFLURRY The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST LATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM YOURNEWSPAPER YOURWEEKEND S EEPAGE12 FORDETAILS 7 D A Y S T O G O Road works heartache for vendor D EAR READER, YOU hold in your hand a piece of history the v ery last edition of the Saturday T ribune b efore the dawning of a brave new era. S tarting next Saturday, youll be turning the pages of an entirely new concept in newspaper design and content. P acked with news, features, fashion, hair and make-up tips, motoring, travel and much, much more, once you pick up The Big T, you wont be able to put it down. W hile other so-called newspapers want to put y ou to sleep Monday to Saturday, our newspaper FAREWELL, AS THE SATURDAY TRIBUNE MAKES WAY FOR ENA MAE BROWN (right (above businesses in the area and fear road works could force them out of work. Felip Major /Tribune staff SEE page seven By SANCHESKA BROWN THE execution-style murder of a man gunned down in his driveway is a complete mystery, police admitted yesterday. As of last night, investigating officers had no suspects and there were no new developments into the shooting of Mr Kerr. Mr Kerr, 40, was found in the driveway of his home at Tau rus Court, Ideal Estates, at 10pm on Tuesday. He had been shot a number of times in his head. When police arrived at the scene, they found Mr Kerr's body next to his truck. He had got out of the driver's side of the truck when he was attacked. Mr Kerr had been recovering from a wound to his abdomen after he had been shot on August 11. He was released from hos pital a few days ago. No valuables were taken in either incident which leads SEE page seven SEE page seven POLICE S A Y EXECUTION-STYLE MURDER A COMPLETE MYSTERY BAMBOO Town MP Branville McCartney has called on Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham to reveal whether he is current with his financial disclosure state ments. The former Cabinet minister and current leader of the Democratic National Alliance said he has filed his statements but questioned if the nation's chief has done the same. By SANCHESKA BROWN POLICE are investigating the death of a baby boy after he was found lifeless in a crib at a local daycare. Circumstances surrounding the incident are still uncertain. However, police say they received a call around 10am yesterday from Loving Care daycare centre of Carmichael Road. It is understood the baby was found unresponsive by a member of staff who went to check on him. Nursery staff called the police and an ambulance but despite all their efforts the baby died on the way to the hospital. By CARA BRENNENBETHEL cbrennen@ tribunemedia.net THE Pro gressive Liberal Party has condemned National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest for saying that magis trates have contributed greatly to the countrys crime issues. In a statement released yesterday opposition members said Mr Turnquest has admitted the FNM govern A HEATED exchange between the director of the Bahamas National Trust Eric Carey and MP for South Abaco Edison Key stunned audi ence members at the 8th annual Bahamas Business Outlook. During the business forum's question and answer session, a high school student asked Mr Key about the rising cost of electricity in Abaco. Mr Key said if it were not for the environmentalists demanding diesel instead of Bunker C fuel at the Wilson City power plant, residents of Abaco would not have high electricity bills. They have to blame the environmentalist for that, Mr Key said. DNALEADER QUESTIONS THE PM ON FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS NONEWDEVELOPMENTSINTOSHOOTINGDEATH B AB Y FOUND DEAD IN LOCAL DAYCARE SEE page two SEE page two BAMBOO TOWN MP Branville McCartney MINISTER Tommy Turnquest PLP HIT S OUT A T MINIS TERS A TT A CK ON THE JUDICIARY BNT CHIEF CL ASHES WITH MP A T ANNU AL BUSINESS EVENT TOMMYTURNQUESTCRITICISED SEE page seven SEE page seven
LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Police do not suspect foul play. Last April, four-month-old Joeshua Swaby died while at his daycare. According to his parents, they went to collect him from the daycare centre but he was in an unresponsive state. He died on arrival at hospital. The cause of Joeshuas death is still unknown. In 2003, two-month-old Justin Aranha died while at Hosan na House daycare centre on Prince Charles Drive. Doctors at the Elizabeth Estates clinic told his parents Justin may have died as a result of choking on milk. THE Grand Bahama Regatta Committee made presentations Rueben Knowles and King Eric Gibson, two loyal patrons of sloop racing, during the 17th Annual Grand Bahama Regatta. RIGHT: Minister of Youth, Sports, and Culture Charles Maynard (left tion to Mr Knowles. At right is Harold McPhee, chairman of the Regatta Committee. TOP: Mr Maynard (left t he presentation to King Eric. Vandyke Hepburn /BIS A WOMAN was fined $2,600 and cautioned in Magistrates Court yesterd ay after pleading guilty to s everal fraud charges. C ressentia Russell, 41, of Florida Court, was charged with possessing forged documents, using these documents, and fraud by false pretences. She appeared before Magistrate Guillimina Archer in Court 10, Nassau Street, in connection with a number of incidents involving forged cheques and identification. I f she is unable to pay the fines, she faces up to 16 months in Her Majestys Prison, Fox Hill. I n the first matter Russell, also known as Rosemary Archer, forged a Royal B ank of Canada cheque on T uesday, September 13, d rawn on the account of Arawak Homes Real Estatei n the amount of $345. R ussell used the cheque to obtain goods and cash from Phils Food Services on Gladstone Road. A fter pleading guilty, she w as fined $800 for possessi ng a forged document. She was cautioned about future use of forged documents and fraud. Russell also admitted to possessing a forged Public Hospital Authority cheque on August 19, under the name Rosemary Archer in the amount $387, and using it to obtain goods and cash from a Super Value foods tore. For this matter, Russell was fined $800. She was also fined $1,000 f or forging, on other occasions, a First Caribbean International Bank cheque a nd a Royal Bank of Canad a cheque, as well as Road T raffic and Public Hospital Authority IDs bearing then ame Rosemary Myrtle A rcher. PRESENTATIONS MADE TO SLOOP RACING PATRONS WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FRAUD CHARGES COURTNEWS B ABY FOUND DEAD IN LOCAL D A Y CARE CENTRE FROM page one LOVING CARE DAYCARE CENTRE off Carmichael Road. Felip Major /Tribune staff Mr McCartney said: "I've submitted mine, I've been submitting mine throughout my term. All MPs from the Prime Minister straight down must disclose, it's mandatory. The fine for non-disclosure is $10,000 for each infraction. "A few years ago the Prime Minister was asked what he disclosed, the answer was no and he will get to it. I don't think he has disclosed to date and if he has we would cer tainly like to see his disclosure. "If he hasn't, I would think the Prime Minister owes the country some money for each infraction I would like to know if he is going to pay the Treasury. "Nobody is above the law and it seems now that the Prime Minister is not the Prime Minister who I supported in 1992." Under the Public Disclosure Act, before the first day of March each year, all senators and members of the House of Assembly must declare their income, assets and liabilities, as well as those of their spouses and children for the previous year. By law this information should be published in a national gazette. The disclosures were last published in November 2010 but only contained information up to the end of 2007. In February 2010, Mr Ingraham said he was among the group of politicians who had not complied with the law on yearly public disclo sures. ". . The Public Disclosures Act is not being adhered toby members of Parliament," Mr Ingraham said last year. He said he was in the process of preparing the nec essary documents and explained his last public disclosure was in 2007 when he ran for the North Abaco con stituency in the last general election. He later made a public apology. DNALEADER QUESTIONS THE PM ON FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS FROM page one
AN NO UN CI N G t h e f o r mat ion of th e Chr is tian Peo ple M ovement par ty leader Ste ph en Se rrett e said if e le cte d he w i ll s ee k to g o ve rn w i th h e l p f r o m t h e C h r i s t i a n C o u n c i l The symb ol o f t he CPM is a n op en B i bl e, as it i s th e p art y s b el i ef t h a t t h e w o r d o f God is a "res er voir of s olu t i o n s f o r a l l t h e c o u n t r y s pr oblem s, M r Serr ett e sai d. "A CPM go vernm ent w i ll a ct iv el y en ga ge t he a ssista nc e o f t h e B a h a m a s C h r i s t i a n Co un ci l a nd ot h er r el ig io us i n s t i t u t i o n s "A CPM go vernm ent w i ll s e t a high s tandard of C hr ist ian valu es, condu c t and code of et hics f or our leader shi p, inclu ding Cabin et mini st ers p a r l i a m e n t a r i a n s a n d g o v er nment off icials ," he s aid. M r S e r r e t t e w h o u n t i l r e c e n t l y s e r ve d a s n a t i o n a l c h a i r m a n o f t h e B a h a m a s C o ns ti tu t io n Pa r ty a n d b e fo re th at as a PL P b ran c h c h airm an s a id t he CP M in t en ds t o r un a f u ll s l at e o f ca nd id a te s i n th e 2 0 1 2 g e ne r a l e le c ti on, and "ther eaft e r emer ge a s t he n ext e l ect e d g o ve r nment of t he C o mmonwealt h of the Bahamas ." He s aid that "th rou gh t he Hol y Bible" th e par ty plans t o a c h i e v e i t s a i m s i n t h e ar eas o f educat ion, n ation al s e c u r i t y t o u r i s m h e a l t h fi nance and i mmigr ation On thi s las t p oint Mr Serr ette s aid: "We cannot a l low o t h er cu l t u r e s t o p r e va i l i n the B aha mas. A v is i t to these is la nd s sh ou ld b e a B ah a mi an e x p e r i e n c e The party is ther efore c alling for bette r enforce ment o f i mmi gr at io n l aws i ncl ud in g a p re ci se re c o rd of w he n e ac h vis ito r leaves th e c o untr y. O u r i m m i g r a t i o n l a w s must be so rigid that it s e r ve s a s a de terren t to il le ga l i mmi gr at io n i n t h e Bah ama s. At pr esent to o many agencies o u r h e a l t h c a r e p o l i c e De fe n ce F orc e a nd e du c ati on are great ly t axed b y ill egal i m m i g r a n t s T h e r e m u s t b e a h i g h e r c o s t f o r t h e e d u c a t i o n a n d healt h care received b y nonB a h a m i a n s M r S e r r e t t e s a i d H e als o called for "gr eater dis tr ibu tion of w eal th to t he c o m m o n m a n t h r o u g h C ro w n l a nd l e a se s w it h de v e l opm ent s tip ulati ons A ls o on the CP M agen da is: the promo tion of h ea lthie r lif e s tyles an d s tateof-t he-art h os p it al car e ; d ef ic it r ed uct i o n an d p r u d en t s p e n di n g ; and the p romoti on of quali ty s e r v i c e t h r o u g h e d u c a t i o n and t rai ning. M r S e r r et t e a d d e d : "T h e CP M wi l l g i v e t h i s co u n t r y back to G od wi th r i ghte ous gover nance, bein g fair to al l B a h a m i a n s B TC o ffic i a ls h av e mov ed to as sur e t he pub l ic t h at t h er e is n o i m me d i a te p la n to c h a r g e f o r dir e cto r y a s s i s ta nc e W e a r e i n t h e p ro c e s s o f d e v e l o p i n g a m u c h m o r e s o p h is tica te d d i r e c tor y a s s i s ta nc e se r vic e a n d wh en th at pr o gr a mme is c o mp le te d a n d in pl a c e i t w il l be a cc ompa nie d b y a n omina l fe e s a i d M a r lo n J o h n s o n B T C vic e pr e s i d e nt, ma r ke ting W e ap ologis e for a ny con fu s io n c a u s e d w h ic h w e b e lie v e a r o s e o u t o f th e n ec es s ity of o u r request ing regulat ory per m issi on f or any ra te c han ge, but wi s h t o ass ure the pub l i c t h at the r e is ab s olu t e ly no in ten tion t o c h a r g e f o r d i r e c to r y a s s i s ta n c e at th is t im e. I t i s o n e o f m a n y p r o g r a m m e s t h a t w e a r e i n t h e p ro c e s s o f d e v el op in g a s p a r t o f o u r re n ew e d co m m i t m e nt t o putti n g the cu stomer fi r s t a nd al ign ing oursel ves t o ind us t ry lea d ing pr a ctic e s," h e s a id. W h e n th e e n h a n c e d d ir e c t o r y a s s i s t a n c e p r o g r a m m e i s un ve iled Mr Jo hn so n sa id, he ex p ec ts i t to in c lud e th e a bility t o l i nk di re ct l y f ro m n um b er r etr ie va l to th e c a ll in g pa r t y T h e e n h a nc ed a nd a d di tio n a l se rv i ces a re pa rt of B TC s p le d g e to p r o v i d e t h e b e s t p r o d uct s and services deli vered at t h e b e s t r a te s M r J o h n s o n s a i d W h e n the n e w p a ck a ge o f s e r vic e s is r e ad y to go on line we h o p e t o h a v e a n a p p fo r i P h o n e s a nd B lac k Be r ry s th a t wil l a llow th e c u s to me r to c he c k d ir e c to r y as s is tan c e a s fr eq ue n t ly a s the y wa n t r ig ht o n lin e o n th e ir s m a r t p h on e w i t h o u t i n cu r ri n g an y ex tr a c h ar g es ." B TC r eq ue s ted th e r e gu lato r U R C A s p e r m i s si on t o o f f e r thr e e fr ee info rm atio n c alls pe r cust om er num ber p er m ont h, a fte r wh i c h e a c h d ir e c to r y a s s i s tan c e c a ll wou ld b e $.3 5. T h e fir s t th r e e c a lls to d ir e c tor y w e inte nd t o be fr e e, a nd th at fe e wh e n a pp lie d, s ai d Mr Johnson. "T his is i n l i ne w it h o t h e r p h o n e c o m p a n i e s in N o r t h Ame r i c a a n d is a w id el y a c c e p ted fa ct o f do ing bu s ine ss "Spec i f ic nomi nal user fees th a t a p p l y o n ly to t h o s e w h o u s e a part icu lar service provi de a re ve nue stre am tha t all o ws us t o k e e p o t h e r g e n e r a l r a t e s inc lu din g min ute s, c omp e t itiv e We a t B T C a r e v e r y mi n d f u l t h a t c o m p e t it i o n i n t h e f i x e d l i n e marke t i s alrea dy he re and i n the wir e les s m ar k et jus t ar o un d the c or ne r W e h a v e t o p r o v i d e t h i s direc t or y as sistance ser vice t o c omp etito rs th er e for e w e h av e no op t io n b ut to ch a rg e a no mi n a l f e e e v e n a s w e s t r iv e t o k e e p ou r ra tes mo re a tt r a ctive th an o u r p e n d i n g c o m p e t i to r s r a t e s he s aid LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SA TURDA Y SEPTEMBER 24, 201 1, P AGE 3 BTC: NO NEW DIRECTORY A SSIS T A NCE C H ARGES IN T HE IMM EDIA T E FUTUR E NEW PO L IT IC AL P AR T Y W ANT S T O G I V E T H E B A H A M A S B A C K T O G O D CPM : W E 'LL R UN THE CO UN TR Y W ITH H ELP F R OM THE CHRISTIAN COUNCIL P R I M E M in is te r Hub ert Ing ra ha m i s pic tu red in h is rol e as c ha irm an of the 2 01 1 W orld Ba nk /IM F Ann ua l M ee ti ng s i n Was hi ng ton DC 20 1 1 WO RLD B ANK/ I MF AN NUA L M EE T I NG S
A NNOUNCING the form ation of the Christian People Movement, party leader Stephen Serrette said if elected he will seek to govern with help from the Christian C ouncil. T he symbol of the CPM is a n open Bible, as it is the partys belief that the word of God is a reservoir of solutions for all the countrys problems, Mr Serrette said. A CPM government will a ctively engage the assistance of the Bahamas Christian Council and other religious institutions. A CPM government will s et a high standard of Christian values, conduct and code of ethics for our leadership,i ncluding Cabinet ministers, p arliamentarians, and government officials, he said. Mr Serrette, who until r ecently served as national c hairman of the Bahamas Constitution Party and before that as a PLP branch chairman, said the CPM intends to run a full slate of candid ates in the 2012 general elect ion, and thereafter emerge a s the next elected government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. He said that through the Holy Bible the party planst o achieve its aims in the a reas of education, national security, tourism, health, finance and immigration. On this last point, Mr Serrette said: We cannot allowo ther cultures to prevail in the Bahamas. A visit to these islands should be a Bahamiane xperience. T he party is therefore calling for better enforcement of immigration laws, including a precise record of when each v isitor leaves the country. Our immigration laws must be so rigid that it serves as a deterrent to illegal immigration in the Bahamas. At p resent, too many agencies o ur health care, police, D efence Force and education are greatly taxed by illegal immigrants. There must be a higher cost for the education andh ealth care received by nonB ahamians, Mr Serrette said. He also called for greater distribution of wealth to the common man throughC rown land leases with development stipulations. Also on the CPM agenda i s: the promotion of healthier l ifestyles and state-of-the-art hospital care; deficit reduction and prudent spending; a nd the promotion of quality s ervice through education and training. Mr Serrette added: The CPM will give this country back to God with righteous g overnance, being fair to all B ahamians. BTC officials have moved to assure the public that there is n o immediate plan to charge for directory assistance. "We are in the process of developing a much more sophisticated directory assistance service and when that programme is completed and in place, it will be accompanied by a nominal fee," said Marlon Johnson, BTC vice president, marketing. "We apologise for any confusion caused, which we believe arose out of the necessity of our requesting regulatory permission for any rate change, but wish to assure the public that there is absolutely no intention to charge for directory assistance at this time. It is one of many programmes that we are in the process of developing as part of our renewed commitment to putting the customer first and aligning ourselves to industry leading practices, he said. When the enhanced directory assistance programme is unveiled, Mr Johnson said, he expects it to include the ability to link directly from number retrieval to the calling party. "The enhanced and additional services are part of BTC's pledge to provide the best prod ucts and services delivered at the best rates," Mr Johnson said. "When the new package of services is ready to go online, we hope to have an app for iPhonesand BlackBerrys that will allow the customer to check directory assistance as frequently as they want right online on their smart phone without incurring any extra charges." BTC requested the regulator URCA's permission to offer three free information calls per customer number per month, after which each directory assis tance call would be $.35. "The first three calls to directory we intend to be free, and that fee when applied," said Mr Johnson. "This is in line with other phone companies in North America and is a widely accepted fact of doing business. Specific nominal user fees that apply only to those who usea particular service provide a revenue stream that allows usto keep other general rates, including minutes, competitive. We at BTC are very mindful that competition in the fixed line market is already here and in the wireless market just around the corner. We have to provide this directory assistance service to competitors, therefore we have no option but to charge a nom inal fee even as we strive to keep our rates more attractive than our pending competitors' rates, he said. 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EDITOR, The Tribune. TODAYSworld desperately needs authentic heroesa nd heroines not the kind that live in Hollywood and who find it fashionable top romote themselves and their own ideologies, but thek ind like Mother Teresa, w ho allow us, by their very lives, to catch a glimpse of the true greatness and holiness to which we are all called. From the beginning men and women have been filled w ith a desire to be like God a nd to attain, with His help, t he heights of heaven. These w ere the saints. Unfortun ately, the gravitational force o f individual and communal sin in our hedonistic society has produced a new kind of secular hero that denies God. These heroes are plentiful and are found in all walks of life especially in the sports a nd entertainment industry. Unlike the heroes of old whose love for God sought t o transformed the world, t odays heroes are morally f lawed and leave us so empty. Lady Gaga is a classic example. She is an idol tom illions of people. She feeds off her adoring fans. Her recent album Born This Way is a narcissistic exer-c ise in self absorption that never really attempts to answer the core question elicited by the title as to whati t really means to be authen tically human. For Gaga, the mantra born this way isn othing more than a convenient slogan to justify anarchy and sexual permissive ness. From the self centred c ostumes she wears to the a rtificial self-esteem she exudes in song, Lady Gaga stands for everything that isw rong in society. Her selfproclaimed name elicits an empty-headed euphoria, inviting one to be silly, crazya nd self-absorbed. Today, the moving picture industry is riddled with false heroes. It is rare, for exam ple, to find a major movie star who has not engaged in some form of screen nudity, violence, sexual activity or profanity. Nor is it uncommon for movie stars to promote on screen as well as off adultery, drug addic tion, homosexuality, euthanasia, and other forms of corruption and immoralit y. Rather than abhor such behaviour our tattoo generation have embraced these imposters, even to the extent of calling them icons as if to give them and their sord id behaviour a certain relig ious status though in reali ty this is merely a paean to t he spirit of the Zeitgeist. F alse heroes also abound i n the world of sports. Historically, sports was considered to be a virtue-makingm achine. The values that correspond with sports were considered to go hand in hand with those that go into b eing a person of integrity and faith. Today, however, sports is increasingly associa ted with violence, drugs, s ex, racism and money. S ports heroes are worshipped today for the moneyt hey make, for their on-field v iolence, for their off-field partying, for their egos and bravado that includes cele bratory dances, strutting and posturing. Certain technical and ath letic aspects of various gamesl ike hockey and football have g iven way to steroid physiques and various forms of intimidation. Nationalh eroes like Don Cherry (hockey analyst helped promote and legit imize this mentality by glorif ying athletic fighting and v iolence in a colourful and entertaining way. VinceL ombardi, former coach of t he Super Bowl winning Green Bay Packers football team, spoke for a generation when he said winning isnte verything; its the only thing. Our modern heroes have been trying to tell us that heaven can wait, but they have been deceiving us. For two thousand years, the Sono f God has been telling us to repent and believe in the Gospel as the Kingdom of God is at hand. L iving within this truth means living according to Jesus Christ and Gods Word in Sacred Scripture. It means proclaiming the truth of the Christian Gospel, not only by our words but by our example. It means living every day and every moment from the unshakeable conviction that God lives, and that his love is the motive force of human history and the engine of every authentic human life. The real stars are the saints who do not try to be regarded as heroes, or to shock or provoke. They are sinners who experienced Gods mercy and forgiveness. They look at us, love us, embrace us, heal us and give us hope. They teach us not to be afraid. They show us how to live, how to love, how to forgive and how to die. They teach us how to embrace the cross in the most excruciating moments of life, knowing that the cross is not Godsf inal answer. True heroes are saints who live with God, relying totallyo n Gods infinite, divine mercy, going forward with Godss trength and power, believing i n the impossible, loving ones enemies and persecutors, forgiving in the midst of evil and violence, hoping beyond all hope, and leaving the world a better place. Heroes give their flesh and b lood to the Beatitudes t hroughout their entire life. T hey are the true reformers. P AUL KOKOSKI Canada, September 15, 2011. EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. Publisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas I nsurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama TELEPHONES S witchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986 A dvertising Manager (242 C irculation Department (242 N assau Fax: (242 C APE CANAVERAL, Fla. A 6-ton NASA satellite on a collision course with E arth clung to space Friday, apparently flipping position in its ever-lower orbit a nd stalling its death plunge. T he old research spacecraft was targeted to crash through the atmosphere s ometime Friday night or early Saturday, putting Canada, Africa and Australia in the potential crosshairs, although most of the satellite should burn up during reentry. The United States wasn't entirely o ut of the woods; the possible strike zone skirted Washington state. It just doesn't want to come down," s aid Jonathan McDowell of the HarvardSmithsonian Centre for Astrophysics. McDowell said the satellite's delayed demise demonstrates how unreliable pred ictions can be. That said, "the best guess i s that it will still splash in the ocean, just because there's more ocean out there." U ntil Friday, increased solar activity was causing the atmosphere to expand and the 35-foot, bus-size satellite to freef all more quickly. But late Friday morning, NASA said the sun was no longer the major factor in the rate of descent andt hat the satellite's position, shape or both had changed by the time it slipped down to a 100-mile orbit. "In the last 24 hours, something has h appened to the spacecraft," said NASA orbital debris scientist Mark Matney. On Friday night, NASA said it expect e d the satellite to come crashing down between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. EDT. It will be passing over the Atlantic, Pacific and Indi-a n oceans at that time, as well as Canada, A frica and Australia. "The risk to public safety is very remote," NASA said in a statement. T he Aerospace Corp., which tracks space debris, estimated the strike would happen sometime between about 9 p.m.a nd 3 a.m. EDT, which would make a huge difference in where the debris falls. Those late-night, early morning passes showed the satellite flying over parts of the U nited States. But NASA stressed its predictions had almost all of the U.S. in the clear with Washington state the lone holdout. Any surviving wreckage is expected to be limited to a 500-mile swath. The Upper Atmosphere Research S atellite, or UARS, will be the biggest NASA spacecraft to crash back to Earth, uncontrolled, since the post-Apollo 75t on Skylab space station and the more than 10-ton Pegasus 2 satellite, both in 1 979. Russia's 135-ton Mir space station s lammed through the atmosphere in 2001, b ut it was a controlled dive into the Pacific. S ome 26 pieces of the UARS satellite representing 1,200 pounds of heavy metal are expected to rain down somewhere. The biggest surviving chunk should be no more than 300 pounds. E arthlings can take comfort in the fact that no one has ever been hurt by falling s pace junk to anyone's knowledge a nd there has been no serious property damage. NASA put the chances that somebody somewhere on Earth would get hurt at 1-in-3,200. But any one person's o dds of being struck were estimated at 1i n-22 trillion, given there are 7 billion people on the planet. Keep in mind that we have bits of debris re-entering the atmosphere every single day," Matney said in brief remarksb roadcast on NASA TV. In any case, finders definitely aren't keepers. A ny surviving wreckage belongs to NASA, and it is against the law to keep or sell even the smallest piece. There are no toxic chemicals on board, but sharp edgesc ould be dangerous, so the space agency is warning the public to keep hands off and call police. T he $740 million UARS was launched in 1991 from space shuttle Discovery to study the atmosphere and the ozone layer.A t the time, the rules weren't as firm for s afe satellite disposal; now a spacecraft must be built to burn up upon re-entry or have a motor to propel it into a much h igher, long-term orbit. NASA shut UARS down in 2005 after lowering its orbit to hurry its end. Ap otential satellite-retrieval mission was ruled out following the 2003 shuttle Columbia disaster, and NASA did not want the satellite hanging around orbit p osing a debris hazard. Space junk is a growing problem in lowEarth orbit. More than 20,000 pieces of debris, at least 4 inches in diameter, are being tracked on a daily basis. These objects pose a serious threat to the International Space Station. (By Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer). Authentic heroes are needed for todays world LETTERS l email@example.com Falling satellite slows down, Earth strike delayed +(/3:$17('&$6+,(5t 6$/(6(56216QHHGHGIRUUHWDLOVWRUHRQ3DUDGLVH,VODQG0DWXUHDQGUHOLDEOHSHUVRQVRQO\ :LOOLQJWRWUDLQWKHULJKWLQGLYLGXDO 0XVWEHDEOHWRZRUNQLJKWVGD\VLQFOXGLQJ 6XQGD\VDQG+ROLGD\V EDITOR, The Tribune. I WATCH and wonder what does it take to get a Bahamian to rise from hisl ounge chair on the beach a nd say, enough is enough, and I am not taking anymore. Injustice, crime and decay and we just coast along. The fact that a pregnant woman can be brutally murdered in this country and the infant is not considered to be a human being or to have been murdered ought to make us all retch. Is it any surprise then that there is such a disregard for life when we start from the unborn foetus? Our moral compass should not need a survey, a consensus of politicians to tell us that this is wrong, the stones should cry out in disgust. God creates all life we are just the vessels, the pauper and the king, all life is sacred, the heathen and the believer, the fool and the genius. We will get it right one day. I hope it is before they come for us. GORDON C MAJOR Nassau, September 19, 2011. EDITOR, The Tribune. Its INTERESTINGto observe the construction work being carried out along the Cable Beach strip and compare it to whats happening (or not island: men are actually working, not standing around in groups staring into a waterfilled trench: a passing motorist can see that progress has been made, and lots of it, since the previous day; cones are well placed and traffic disruption is minimal to zero. Government, take note! PUZZLED Nassau, September 15, 2011. Work on Cable Beach strip What does it take to say enough is enough?
"I vex because the crime rate is way out of control but the police keep saying they have a handle on it and the minister of national security say the criminals who killing up one another ain't his main concern." Need to move out of Nassau ASAP "I vex at all the killing, stabbing, raping, stealing, mur deration, sinning and promis cuous sexin' what going on in this Christian nation. No wonder our island have a record breaking homicide count when you got all this slackness going on from the pulpit to parliament. "The blood of Jesus need to rain down on this dingy, dirty place and cleanse us of our sins because Sodom and Gomorrah ain't got nothingon us." We need the Lord "I hot and vex at these no good barbarians who muck ing up our beautiful county and turning it into a miniRawanda. These barbarians don't know how good we got it here, we have a governmentthat ga give you a job, unemployment cheque, social assis tance or at the very least a free education and the fools too dumb to learn, and then they want to drop out of school and come rob me and you with a semi-automatic and a screw face. "I don't care if you grow up in the ghetto, 'cause I did too, I don't care if ya daddy ain' been around 'cause mine wasn't there, I don't care if you had a single mother, so did I get your act together, stop blaming everyone under the sun for your problems and take responsibility." No more excuses "Chile, I am beyond sick and vex at them nasty, no good parents who have their children walking up and down in the heat with a loose leaf paper asking for sponsors. Now you and I both know the only thing we sponsoring is their ma wallet or daddy drug habit. I have no problem helping the needy, but I refuse to cod dle grown men and women who ain' had enough sense to zip it up or wrap it up and now they can't feed their children and so low they sending their babies out to beg instead of taking their old behind out there. "Go sell some peanut, water, phone card, dilly, braid some hair. Go in the dollar store and buy a bucket, Joy and sponge and wash car! Stop beggin'! And we need to stop indulging in this culture of beggin' and slackness, no wonder everybody killin' and tiefin', they want something for free and don't want to work." Hard Worker "I vex at these men of God who only could open their mouth or find their pen when it comes to oppressing other people's rights. They could find plenty time to talk about why women shouldn't have an abortion and gays can't be gay without going to hell. But they wouldn't find time to open their fat mouth to talk 'bout all this rape, incest and sinning what happening in the Church." Talk dat You vex? Send complaints to firstname.lastname@example.org LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011, PAGE 5 %$+$0$6%/,& 6(59,&(6,21 $11281&(0(17 RYHUQPHQW7UDLQLQJ&HQWUH +DVK +RWHO&RUSRUDWLRQ ,QWHUQDOHFXULW\ 0DEOH:DONHUULPDU\ 0LQLVWU\RI(GXFDWLRQ 0LQLVWU\RI/DERXU 0 LQLVWU\RI:RUNV 0LQLVWU\RI
THE Lyford Cay Foundation and Club made a joint gift to the National Emergency Management Agency to assist with the relief efforts in the islands hardest hit by Hurricane Irene. On behalf of the Lyford Cay Foundation and our partner in this gift, the Lyford Cay Club, we are pleased to pre sent you with a grant in the amount of $10,000 to aid in the relief effort on the heelsof the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene, said Alessandra Holowesko, president of the Lyford Cay Foundation, during the cheque presentation at NEMA headquarters. I think its safe to say that all of us in Nassau feel most fortunate and certainly spared, but we are saddened by thechaos left behind in our Family Islands, so we are hopeful that this gift will in some way alleviate the pressure for our fellow Bahamians. NEMA Director Captain Stephen Russell expressed his gratitude to the Foundation and Club representatives for what he described as their generous and timely donation. I can assure you that the f unds will be put to use right away, he said. It is our aimand our desire to make sure that those persons in distressare brought back to some state of normalcy as soon as possi ble. We have ships on standby, and can now procure addi t ional materials and get them into use. So we are indeed grateful for this fine gesture this morning, and we look for ward to your continued support. Graham Hastedt, managing director of the Lyford Cay Club which was relatively unscathed by the hurricane said that the Clubs board of governors felt it was imperative to make a direct contribution to those who had been less fortunate. Our hearts went out to the communities that experienced the full fury of Irene and we felt it was appropriate, given the severity of the damage, to do something to lend a hand, he said. The Club has been in existence for 50 years, and it has a very strong relationship with the community at large. Quite a few of our members also have close family ties in some of the out islands. Of course our connection with the Lyford Cay Foundation really helps us to be able to give assistance where it is most needed, as it has relationships with the agencies that disburse the funds for this sort of purpose, so we were very happy we could help in this way. Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc was established in 1969 by two members of the Lyford Cay Club. I t is a non-profit public charity with tax-exempt status under the US Internal Revenue code. The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation, a Canadian nonprofit charity, was established in 1977. Their joint purpose is to s upport the development of the Bahamas by investing their resources directly in philan thropic activities. PROJECT GROW, born out of the Be Active, Eat Smart programme, has kicked off at St Cecilias Catholic Primary School. Programme facilitators, Generali World wide Insurance, through its partner, Home Grown, donated hundreds of vegetable seedlings to the schools garden. While Generali is starting with St Cecilias School, the programme will be expanding in the next few months to three or four more schools in New Providence and the Family Islands. The Be Active, Eat Smart programme is in its second year at the school. Tina Cambridge, regional director for Generali, said: We are very, very pleased at long last to be able to introduce the Project Grow programme in the Bahamas. We started last year to transplant our social responsibility platform from the Cayman Islands to the Bahamas as a regional response to wellness and eating healthy. Our mandate is of course to get the chil dren, while theyre young, to understand what it means to eat vegetables and fruits and what the value of them are with respect to their life and their lifestyles to be healthy and to be active. Project Grow is an extension of the Be Active Be Smart Programme and we actu ally teach children how to grow their own foods and what it takes to nurture food and to be selective in what it is that you plant. School principal Tiffany Glass, on hand with students for the presentation and demonstration of how to plant seedlings, expressed her gratitude to Generali. Were so happy to be in partnership with Generali insurance company, she said. We started this programme last year. We focused on the students being able to eat healthy and also being active in all that they do. This year we are adding Project Grow. This programme is geared towards showing them actually how vegetables and fruits are grown and getting them involved in that process so that they will understand the benefits of being healthy. Were happy that they chose St Cecilias School and we look forward to more things coming out of this programme. We hope that the children will understand at the end of the day that it is very important to be active and to eat smart. Home Grown vice president Chad Thompson showed the students how to plant bok choy, tomatoes, lemon, basil, callaloo and sage. Over the next couple of months, were going to be here teaching the kids how to grow, starting them from propagating the seedlings, said Mr Thompson. We will be teaching them how to count posts, basically just start a sustainable healthy garden and giving them tools that will empower them to grow for the rest of their lives. Hopefully it will spread to their parents and give them a good idea of where their food comes from so they put that connection between food and table. The children were very excited about their new garden and promised the Gener ali officials on hand to be very attentive to the needs of the seedlings. LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church( Baillou Hill Rd & Chapel Street) P.O.Box CB-13046 The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427(www.gtwesley.org)SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2011Theme: "Like Good Stewards of The Manifold Grace of God, Serve One Another With Whatever Gift Each of You Have Received."7:00 a.m. Rev. Philip Stubbs/Bro. Ernest Miller Sr. 11:00 a.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Bro. Andre Bethel 7:00 p.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Contemporary Service (HC F ROMLEFT: M anuel J Cutillas, chairman, Lyford Cay Foundation; Alessandra Holowesko, president, Lyford Cay Foundation; Captain Stephen Russell, director, NEMA; Deborah Hanna, accounting officer, NEMA; Graham Hastedt, managing director, Lyford Cay Club, and Maureen French, managing director, Lyford Cay Foundation. THE LYFORD CAY FOUNDATION AND CLUB MAKE DONATION TO NEMA P ROJECT GROW BLOSSOMS AT ST CECILIAS PRIMARY SCHOOL I I t t h h i i n n k k i i t t s s s s a a f f e e t t o o s s a a y y t t h h a a t t a a l l l l o o f f u u s s i i n n N N a a s s s s a a u u f f e e e e l l m m o o s s t t f f o o r r t t u u n n a a t t e e a a n n d d c c e e r r t t a a i i n n l l y y s s p p a a r r e e d d , b b u u t t w w e e a a r r e e s s a a d d d d e e n n e e d d b b y y t t h h e e c c h h a a o o s s l l e e f f t t b b e e h h i i n n d d i i n n o o u u r r F F a a m m i i l l y y I I s s l l a a n n d d s s , s s o o w w e e a a r r e e h h o o p p e e f f u u l l t t h h a a t t t t h h i i s s g g i i f f t t w w i i l l l l i i n n s s o o m m e e w w a a y y a a l l l l e e v v i i a a t t e e t t h h e e p p r r e e s s s s u u r r e e f f o o r r o o u u r r f f e e l l l l o o w w B B a a h h a a m m i i a a n n s s . A lessandra Holowesko, president of the Lyford Cay Foundation
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W e aren't treating them as isolated matters. We are still working hard on the case. I have officers on the ground and we will not give up until we know what happened. We still have no suspects, but we hope to change that shortly." Anyone with information on the incident is a sked to contact police at 9 11 o r 9 19 crime stoppers at 328TIPS (8477 ments paralysis in dealing w ith the crime crisis. T he PLP called the state ments that Mr Turnquest made at the Rotary Club ofE ast Nassau, ill-conceived and untrue. When asked about the issue of bail at the meeting,M r Turnquest criticised the judiciary for its willingness to grant bail to repeat vio l ent offenders, which he said has contributed "greatly" to the country's escalating c rime problem. M r Turnquest said that while he has no wish to encroach on the independence of the judicial system, in his opinion some judges have been far too "liberal"w hen it comes to granting bail to career criminals and those accused of serious offences and he believes t he police and the public agree with him. Liberally they have a dministered that it concerns me greatly if we had a system as they do in New York, where judges are e lected, many of them w ould have been chased out of town. Mr Turnquest said later t hat he did not really mean his chased out of town statement but he stoodb y what he said about the a ffect of bail trends on crime. In its statement yesterd ay, the PLP said: The hard working judges every day attend courts that too f requently are not properly equipped. They are ready, willing and able to work. Far too frequently the Attorney G enerals office is not ready to proceed. This failure prevents the j udges from carrying out their constitutional duty to effect a swift trial. If there isf ault to be laid, it is at the feet of the government, not the judges. P LP officials said that instead of attacking the judiciary, the FNM government should be about ensuringt hat the courts are supplied with the required resources, manpower and equipment t o function efficiently. By its own yardstick, the FNM has compromised the independence of the Judic iary by failing over the past two years to review judicial salaries as is required by theJ udges Remuneration and P ensions Act. They also said that because too many criminalsh ave no respect for our jus tice system, we need to remove their sense of i mpunity, increase the likelihood they will not just be arrested, but prosecuted, not just prosecuted but sen t enced, not just sentenced but sentenced harshly. We must be clear: crime and v iolence will be punished, and justice will be swift. The PLP said that the c ountry can be either great or crime riddled and vio lent. We need a tough, nononsense response to violent crime when it happens, and we need to work a loth arder to prevent it from happening in the first place. We need a government prepared to meet this challenge. We do not need cow ardly, shameful, counterproductive and baseless attacks from the acting prime minister upon our hard working judges who cannot defend themselves. Mr Carey appeared offended by Mr Key's statement and demanded he apologise to environmentalists. At that point, Mr Key jumped from his front row seat and went to the podium and shouted: "It's men likeyou I don't respect. .I helped build this island." Mr Carey joined him at the podium and the two argued back and forth in front of the audience. During the exchange, one audience member shouted: "Remove that man from the mike." He was referring to Mr Carey. Before taking the micro phone away from Mr Carey, the event's moderator said: Excuse me, excuse me this is not the forum for this. Later in the day, during another question and answer segment Mr Carey told the crowd that he and Mr Key were no longer upset. "For those of you who are wondering, Mr Key and I made up already." The two men were later seen hugging and being photographed together. The Wilson City plant has been a bone of contention for the Abaco community since its development was announced. Some citizens felt there was not enough consul tation and dialogue with the community about the new plant. w ill inform and entertain e very member of the family. Weve also teamed up with some of the biggest businesses in the Bahamas to bring you huge savings on your shopping bill. So while all good things must come to an end... rest assured that something bigger, bolder and better is r ight around the corn er. F AREWELL, AS THE SATURDAY TRIBUNE MAKES WAY FOR BIG T F ROM page one POLICE SAY EXECUTION-STYLE MURDER A COMPLETE MYSTERY FROM page one PLP HIT S OUT AT MINISTERS ATTACK ON THE JUDICIARY FROM page one FROM page one BNT CHIEF CLASHES WITH MP A T ANNU AL BUSINESS EVENT down the road or relocate completely. Mrs Brown is concerned that she will continue to be forced away as the road works progresses, while having no way to pay bills or put food on the table for her family. I am here, this is my livelihood, I have no where else to go. Why is it that they cant let us work? Why cant we come to an agreement? If they put the spikes down, where am I supposed to sell my papers? she asked. Mrs Browns daughter, Shonelle Brown, has been selling papers with her mother on and off since 1999. She said they have developed a relationship with residents and businesses in the area, in what has essentially become a family business. Ms Brown said they have been extremely affected by the road works. This is our life to just uproot us from here is extremely hurtful and just unfair, she said. FROM page one ROAD WORKS HEARTACHE FOR VENDOR CRIMESCENE investigators at the scene of Marvin Kerr.
THE TRIBUNE P A GE 9 SA TURD A Y SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter email@example.com D O N T c l o s e t h e b o o k o n D e b b i e F e r g u s o n M c K e n z i e ju s t y et T h e ve t er a n s p r i nt e r sa id s he s ti ll h as a l ot m or e lef t in her t ank bef or e s he call s i t q u i t s "I 'm lo okin g f or ward t o ru nni n g a t le as t u n ti l 20 13 ," s ai d F er g us o n M cK en zi e a f t er s he c om pl ete d h er 2 0 01 sea son on a h i gh n o t e w i n n in g t h e s p r i n t do u bl e at th e f ou r t h a dd i t io n of the Moula y E l-Hassan Internat io nal At hl et ics M eet ing "I f th e 100 d oes n't wo rk ou t, t he n I w il l ju st c o nt in ue to fo c us on t he 200 an d th e r el ay. But I th ink t he fu tu r e i s all p os it ive f or m e, s o I mi g h t as we ll g o fo r it ." A t t h e m e e t o r g a n i s e d b y d o u b l e O l y m p i c c h a m p i o n Hi cha m El Gu er r o uj i in T an g l i e r s M o r o c c o o n M o n d a y F e r g u s o n M c K e n z i e s t o p p e d t h e c l o c k a t 1 1 4 6 s e c o n d s i n the 100 metr es an d 22.81 i n the 2 0 0 "I'm heal thy, s o that's a lw ays r ea so n to be t ha nk fu l, sh e sa id "G oin g t o A fr ica at t he e nd o f th e se as on, i t' s no t an eas y t as k men tal ly. At o ne poi nt i t f el t li ke my mi nd was alr ea dy h o m e a n d m y b o d y w a s i n A f ri ca. But t o g o th er e o n S at u r day and r un on Sun day af ter co mp et ing in Br us s el s on Fr i d a y i t w a s n t a s i m p l e e a s y t a s k Althou g h the major ity of he r ar c h-r iv als s hu t down their seas o n at t he en d of t he Br us s els Diamo nd Leag ue tw o da ys ea r l i e r F er g u s o n M cK en z ie s a i d s h e h ad s om e unf in is he d bus i n es s a gain s t M ar lya R yemy en f r om th e U kr ain e. "Sh e b eat me in th e 20 0 in a m eet in L ausan ne and so b eing a b l e t o b e a t h er i n t h i s m e e t w a s g o o d s a i d F e r g u s o n M c K e n z i e w h o n o t e d t h a t u nd er di ff er ent cir cu ms ta nces t h e t i m e s c o u l d h a v e b e e n mu ch fas t er B u t o v e r a l l I w a s v e r y t han kf ul. I 'm j us t hap py to b e d one f or t he s eas o n, en din g it o n a p o s i t i v e n o t e a n d b e i n g h eal t hy B ut m or e im po r t an tl y, I 'm h app y t o b e h ome. At a ge 3 5, Ferguson-McKe nzie has m emor ised her ri vals as wel l as th e s pect ato r s wi th her p e r f o r m a n ce s i n t wo d ec ad e s o f hi gh l evel co mpe ti ti on t hat s t a r t e d a s a j u n i o r a t h l e t e i n 1 9 9 1 W ha t ha s bee n th e k ey to he r l o n g e v i t y ? E v e ry bo dy s b ee n a sk in g me t h a t I d o n t r e a l l y h a v e a n an s w e r f or t hem ," s he l amen ted "I kno w at t his poi nt I s t il l e n j o y w h a t I d o I s t i l l en j o y g et t i n g u p a nd t r ai n i n g an d I s ti ll enj oy comp eti ng. B ut a s a ba ck dr o p t o al l o f th at Fer gu s onM cKen z i e s aid she 's be en inspire d by he r me nt o r I A A F C o n g r e s s w o m a n Pa uli ne D avis Th om ps on and C h a n d r a S t u r r u p w h o m s h e con si der s t o be a "s is t er ." "C h an dr a i s st il l r un ni ng w e ll a l t h o u g h s h e d i d n t r u n t h i s y e a r F e r g u s o n M c K e n z i e p o i n t e d o u t S h e g o t h e r Ol ym pi c m eda l, wh ich is no w a gol d med al, wh en s he was 38 year s o ld Fo r me, I s t ill en jo y wh at I do I lov e comp eti ng wi th the you ng l adi es o n th e tea m and t r y i n g t o t e a c h t h e m s o t h a t t hey do n' t m ak e t he mis t ak es t h a t w e m a d e S o m e I s t i l l h a v e n e x t y e a r a n d 2 0 1 3 S o why no t? I wi ll be 3637, which i s sti ll y ou ng er tha n Pa ul in e an d C hand r a so w hy not go for it? T h is year mo r e so th an any ot h er y ear F er gu s on M cKe nz ie's foc us w as pr ima r ily on the 200 m etr es I n f act at t he 1 3th I A A F W o r l d C h a m p i o n s h i p s i n D a e g u S o u t h K o r e a s h e o nl y c on te ste d th e 20 0 fi ni shi ng s ixt h in th e f ina l. She a lso a nc ho red the 4 x 1 0 0 D E B B I E N O T R E A D Y T O C A L L I T Q U I T S BALTIMORE Associated Press O R L A N D O Ze us Br ow n, t he 36 0po un d t ac kl e w ho i n 199 9 w as ac cide ntally h it in t h e e y e w i t h a p e n a l t y f l a g a n d m i s sed t hree seasons beca u s e o f t he d ama ge i t cause d, wa s f o u n d de a d a t h i s B a l t i m o re home. He was 40. F i r e f i g h t e r s w e r e c a l l e d about 11 a. m. Fr i day becaus e Brown was unr es pons ive a t hi s hom e nea r t he In ner Harbor, f ir e s po ke s ma n B atta lion Ch ief K e vin Ca rtwr i g ht sa id. He s aid B r o w n w a s d e a d w h e n f i r e f i g ht ers arrived. T he cause of death wasn't known. Pol ice spo kesman A nthony G u g l i e l m i s a i d f i r e f i g h t e r s c a lle d p o lic e r o u tin e p r o c e d u r e i n s u c h c a se s H e s a i d t h e r e wer e n o s ign s o f t r a uma or su spicious activity. Brown, a 6-f o ot -7 off ens i v e tackle, played 10 NFL seasons f o u r w i t h t h e C l e v e l a n d Br o wn s ( 1 9 9 3 -9 5 a n d 1 9 9 9 ) a n d six with the Baltimore Ravens ( 1 9 9 6 9 8 a n d 2 0 0 3 0 5 ) He s ta r ted 119 of his 129 games. Brown will be remembered f o r th e gam e bet we en Cl eve land and Jacksonville a dozen y e a r s a g o w h e n t h e m a s s i v e t ackl e was st ruck i n t he righ t eye by a weighted penalty flag th r o w n by o ffic ia l J e f f T r ip l e tte Br o wn s to r m e d o n th e f ie l d a n d p u s h e d T r ip l e tt e d r a w i n g a s u s pension. B r o w n w h o s e f a t h e r w a s bli n d fro m glauc oma, s aid c onc e r n fo r h i s e y e s ig h t c a u s e d h im t o c on f ro nt Tr i pl e t t e B row n w a s h os pi t al i ze d f or si x da ys with bleeding behind the eye. He sued the NFL for $200 mil li o n se ttling the la ws uit fo r $ 2 5 million. H e m is s e d th e n e x t th r e e s e a s o n s b e c a u s e o f t h e i n j u r y r et ur ni n g t o f oot bal l a nd t he R a v e n s f o r t h e 20 0 3 s e a s o n Th e R a v e n s le a r n e d o f B r o wn s death during practice. "E ve ryb od y k new w ha t he m e a n t t o t h i s o r ga n i z a t i o n Ravens coach John Harbaugh s ai d. W e' re f or eve r gra t ef u l for what he did for the present t e a m. We c an 't ex pr e ss e no ug h sorrow for his loss." R a v e n s d i r e c t o r o f p l a y e r d e v e l o p m e n t H ar r y S w a y n e Brown s f o rmer teammate a nd fellow tackle, called Brown "a big old puppy dog with a little bit of a bark." H e h a d a l o t o f f r i e n d s around the league," he added. "He was one of the best guys. It's a tough loss." Ex-tackle Orlando Brown found dead at home at 40 WHILE the Dorin United H i t m e n k e p t t h e i r p l a y o f f hope s a liv e in the me n's div ision of the New Providence S o f t b a l l A s s o c i a t i o n t h e Wildcats are finding it diffi cul t t o su rvi ve in t he lad ies division. On Thursday night at the Ba nker's Fie ld a t the B aill ou H ills Sp or tin g c o mpl ex, th e W i l d c a t s s u ff e r e d a n ot h e r s e t b a c k a s t h e y w e r e o u t sl u g g e d 2 3 16 by t h e s u r g i n g B la ck S c o r p i o n s i n t h e o p e n i n g game. T he f e a tu r e c on t e st sa w t he Hi tm e n k no c k o ff t he D ors ey Park Bommer George 6-1. Here's a summary of the two games: SCORPIONS 23, WILDCA TS 16: Somebody must have for g o t t e n t o t e l l t h e Wi l d c a t s that this is the stretch of the s e a s o n w h e n t h e y s ta rt to t u rn things around. Fighti ng for the shot at the four th spot w it h the Proper C a re P o o l La d y S h a r k s, B o m mer Geo r ge Op er ato r s an d S i g m a B r a c k e t t e s a l l b u t secured in the top three, the W i l d c a t s s a w t h e i r c h a n c e continue to slip away. The Sc orpions, w ith j ust a s good a cha nce to c linch the fin al ber th, go t 11 hit s wit h t w o s tr i k e o u ts a n d f o u r w a l k s f ro m M a rv e l M i ll e r i n p i c k in g up the win on the mound. Ve rnie C urry we nt the di s tance, but was blasted for 24 h its w ith just thre e wa lks and a strike out. After falling behind 15-10 at th e en d o f t he t h ir d th e S c o rp io n s er up t ed fo r 1 3 ru n s i n th e f if t h i n n i n g a s t h e W i l dcats' defence collapsed. Natasha Paul went 5-for-6 w i t h t h r e e r u n s b a t t e d i n sc oring tw ic e a nd C harm ain e H am il to n h ad a p er fe c t 4fo r4 nigh t with t hr ee RB I and f o u r r u n s t o l e a d a p o t e n t offe nsive a ttac k fo r the Sc orpions. S h irl e y S tu bb s w en t 2 -fo r5 with two RBI and two runs; R e ne a D a v is w a s 2fo r-3 w it h a n R B I a n d t h r e e r u n s ; Lashanta Fowler was 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs; M a r i a F o r b e s w a s 2 f o r 5 wi t h a n R BI an d t wo r u ns ; E b o n y E v a n s w a s 2 f or 5 w i t h three RBI and two runs and La sha n na Gi tt en s w as 1 -f or3 with two RBI and tw o r uns to assist. M i l l e r h e l p e d h e r o w n cau se b y goi ng 1f or -5 wi th two runs. F o r th e W il d c a t s, D o n n et t e E d w a rd s w e nt 2 fo r4 w i t h a n R B I a n d tw o sc ore d ; C a nd i c e Smith was 2-for-3 with three WILD C A T S SUF FE R S E TB A CK WITH LOSS T O SC ORPIONS SEE page 10 SEE page 10 Orlando Brown FER GUSONMCKENZIE READ Y FOR COMPETITIO N "I know at this point, I still enjo y w h at I d o I s t i l l e nj o y g e t t i n g u p an d tr ai ning an d I st il l enj oy c ompeting. Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie WHENEVER the Catholic Diocesan Primary Schools kick off their 2011 basketball season, the Xavier's Giants are hoping that they can finally win the championship title that has eluded them. The Giants, still coached by former national team player Nelson Mandella' Joseph from Eleuthera, are eager and geared up to compete this year. Reports are that a lot of the players are returning after spending their summer participating in basketball camps to ensure that they are better equipped to go all the way this year. Above, members of the team with coach Joseph (back right) and his assistant, Doyle Hudson. PHILIP DAVIS/ Photo XA VI E R'S GI ANT S H OPIN G TO WIN E LU SIVE T ITLE
O VER the years, Canadian businessman Peter Nygard has been quietly making a valuable contribution to the develop ment of sports in the country. He ha s g ive n g ene r o usly to th e va r i o us s p o r t i n g b o di e s w h en ot he r B a ham ia n ow ne d c o mp an ie s h av e no t be en i n a position to do so. Just ask King Eric Gibson. Ny ga rd w as one o f the person s a long w ith busine s sma n C raig Fl owe rs, w hom Gi bson c a l l e d u p o n t o a s s i s t t h e o r g a n i s e r s o f t h e G r a n d B a ha ma R e g a t ta a n d h e c a m e to their rescue. G ib s on h ad eve n go ne t o the extent o f making a plea for other local businesses to make a cont ribu tion and he w as s ur e to get Nygar d and Flowers to match it. O b vi o us ly G i b s o n d i dn t get the campaign to come off a s an ti c ip ate d bu t he w a s stil l ab l e t o g e t t h e t wo p h i l a n th r op i s ts t o s t i ll ma ke t h ei r contribution. Ov er the ye ars, N yg ard h as ev en o p en e d u p h is u n i q ue h o m e i n L y f o r d C a y t o B a ham ian s of a ll wa lk s of li fe to come in and dine with him as he makes a donation. I n t h e s e t o u g h e c o m o n i c times when sponsors are few a n d f a r b e t w e e n m e n l i k e Nygard and Flowers must be comme nded for the r ol e the y have played. S p o r t s s u c h a s a t h l e t i c s b o xi n g a n d vo l l e y b a l l h a ve b e e n i n t h e f o r e f r o n t o f N y g a r d s s p o n s o r s h i p B u t t h e r e a r e s o m a n y o t h e r o rgani sat ions that h ave al so benfitted. T h i s y e a r t h e B a p t i s t S p o r t s C o u n c i l h a s b e e n a recipent and on behalf of the organisers and the athletes, I wish to take this opportunity to express our delight in his assistance. But for sports to continue t o g r o w i n t h e f u t u r e i t s g o i n g t o t a k e t h e s u p p o r t f r o m s p o n s o r s l i k e N y g a r d and Flowers to make it hap pen. And like Gibson has indi cat ed in a r ecent p res s c o nf e r e n c e t h i s y e a r t h e B a h a m as ca n t p a y Ny g a r d f or th e cont ri but io n th at he has made, but he deserves to be hailed for his efforts. MORE ACTIV ITI E S NEEDE D A s t h e m u r d e r r a t e c o n t i n u e s t o e s c a l a t e i n t h e c o un t r y h er e' s a s u gg es t io n f or u s to hel p cu rb th e cr ime s i t u a t i o n : o f f er m o r e s p o r t i n g a c t i v i t i e s w i t h i n o u r c o m m u n i t i e s W h e n t r a v e l l i n g i n v a r i o u s c o u n t r i es t o v i e w i n t e r n a t i o n a l c o m p e t i t i o n I v e n ot iced m any sp or tin g act ivi ties w i tho ut a cos t att ached. W h a t e v e r t h e n a t i o n a l e v e n t o r t h e h i g h l y p l a y e d s p o r t i n g e v e n t t h e r e a r e p ro visi ons fo r peopl e to par t i c i p a t e i n t h e m o n j u s t a b o u t e v e r y p a r k o r o p e n s p a ce t h a t y o u p a s s b y R e m e m b e r t h e t i m e s w h e n w e c o u l d g o i n t h e s t r e e t s a n d h o i s t o u r k i t e s o r whe n yo u co u ld g o t o t he p a r k a nd pl a y a ga m e o f ba t a n d b a l l o r r u n d a n c e? W e d o n t e ve n r i d e b i cy c l e s l i k e w e u s e d t o m u c h l ess s kate or pl ay jum p r ope. Y e s t i m e s h a ve c h an g e d We have turn e d our attent i o n t o t h e e l e ct r o n i c w o r l d w h e r e we s p e n d m o r e t i m e o n t h e c o m p u t e r o r i n f r o n t o f t h e t e l e v i s i o n W e s p ec t at e m o r e t h a n p a r t i c i p a t e A p r i m e e x a m p l e i s t h e f a c t t h a t y o u g o t o a n y s p o r t i n g e v e n t t h e s e d a y s a n d y o u c a n c o u n t t h e a m o u n t o f p e o p l e i n a t t e n d a n c e i n t h e s t an d s We u s ed t o ha ve a s lo ga n, whi ch s tat es that "t he heal th o f a n a t i o n i s t h e w e a l t h o f t h e n a t i o n L e t s g e t b a c k t o e n g a g i n g i n mo r e s p o r t i n g ac t i v i t i e s n o s t r i n g s a t t a c h e d w h e r e w e c a n p a r t i c i p a t e m o r e L e t s t r y t o t u r n t hings around in a mo re pos i t i ve m a n n e r S p o r t s i s d e f i n i t e l y o n e a v e n u e w h e r e we c an d o i t CONDOLENC ES O n b e h a l f o f t h e e x e c u t i v e s a n d c h u r c h e s i n t h e B a p t i s t S p o r t s C o u n c i l l e t m e, a s t he dir e cto r, ta ke t hi s o p p o r t u n i t y t o e x p r e s s o u r d e e p f e l t c o n d o l e n c e s t o K en da l Ro ll e. Ro ll e, who ov er t he y ea r s h a s a s s i s t e d t h e B S C w i t h d i s t i n c t i o n p a r t i c u l a r l y i n b as k et b al l a nd s of t b al l, wil l a t t e n d t h e f u n e r a l o f h i s f a t h e r S a m u e l R o l l e 5 9 t o d a y a t S t J a m e s N a t i v e B ap ti s t Ch u r ch. I n t h i s y o u r h o u r o f b e r e a v e m e n t K e n d a l w e w an t y o u t o kn o w t ha t o u r p rayers and su pport are with y ou M ay you r f at h er s s ou l r e s t i n pe ace SPORTS P AGE 10, SA TURDA Y SEPTEMBER 24, 201 1 TRIBUNE SPORTS DAVIE, Fla. Associated Press T HER E ar e ag gr ava ti ng i s s ues t ha t c om e w ith be ing Bra ndon Marshal l, and jus t for once let's leave his pers onal li fe out o f th is. Fi rs t, t he guy can be M iami' s lead ing receiver ( 13 catches for 218 yar ds ) and people s till ar e going to b e h owling for h im to lea d a litt le more a littl e bet ter, a litt le mor e of ten. S ec on d he ca n s co r e a t o uc hd o wn l i k e M a r s h a l l d i d i n S u n d a y s l o s s t o H ous ton, and there alwa ys will be que s tion s about why h e did n't scor e o ne or tw o m o r e. F or r e ad y r ef er en ce, t hi n k b ac k to the to ugh C had He nne pa s s that hit bot h of M a r shall's ful ly outs tretched hands in th e back of t he end zone bu t bounced away. T hir d, an d h ere's t he real kicker t he f or me r Un i ve rs it y of C e n tra l Fl o rid a st a r c an bu st lo ose fo r a 100yard r ec ei ving game, n umer ic al pr oof o f his nas ti ness a nd it w on't ge t him an yth ing bu t g rie f if the team los es O ver his c ar eer in Den ver and M iami, M ar shal l has 15 games w i th 1 0 0 y ar ds or mo re a nd t he re c o rd of his teams in t hos e games is 510. ''I 'm n ot a magician ," said Mar sh all, fi eldin g h is share of mi d-we ek question s a b o u t ho w th e D o l ph i n s h a v e c om e to b e 0 -2 and two ga mes ba ck of eve r y body in the A FC East O n e w i n a t C l e v e l a n d o n S u n d a y coul d ch an ge s o much f or M iam i, bu t f or Ma rs h al l, the c onsi s t ent ly cra z y ch allenge r emain s the s a m e. He' s su ppos ed t o sc o re to uc hd ow ns b y th e t on f a r m o re tha n the four he 's gotten in 16 Do lphins s t a r t s b e c a u s e h e s 6 f e e t 4 a n d a s painful as a bar be dw ir e tumbleweed to br ing d own. H e' s s u p p o s e d t o s e t N F L r ec o r d s li ke the 21-cat c h gam e h e had for Denver in 2009. H e s s u p p o s e d t o b e s o m e k i n d o f s up er h er o, m or e or les s an d no t o nl y be ca use the Dolp hins yi eld ed ne arly $ 50 m il l i on i n n e w c o n tr a c t m o ne y a n d a c o u ple of high dr aft picks to get Mar shall from the Bronc os be f o r e the 201 0 sea son B rand on g et s t he fa nt asy t rea tme nt, too, be ca use he pla ys in to i t, som etim es l a u g h i n g s o m e t i m e s g r u m b l i n g b u t al wa ys seriou s a bout m akin g him self the o n e ta rg e t t h a t n o q u a r te rb a c k i n h i s r i g h t mind c ould igno r e Thu r sda y Marsha ll brou ght to w ork a box of tiny a cti on figure s de pic ting hi mse l f, No 19 i n a n a q ua D ol p hi n s un if o rm, ca tc hing a pass an d hea ding off to some unsee n horiz on. He m ade s u r e to pla ce one of them i n Hen ne' s lo ck er, say ing to Ch ad, "This is so e very time y ou c ome ove r here, y ou reme mber to thr ow me the bal l." Fu nny stuff, and Hen ne r e sponde d i n k in d, s ay in g, "Y eah bu t yo u go t ta b e sure y ou c at ch the ball ." It s go od t o s ee t hem ge tt in g alo ng b ett er yet t o kn ow th at ne w o ff ens iv e c oord ina tor B ria n Da bo ll is e nc ou rag ing Hen ne to l ook de ep fo r Ma rs h all w he nev er a n opp onen t mak es the mista ke of singl e c ov erag e. D an Henn ing, Miam i's f or m e r p l a y c a l le r ke pt th e o f fe n s e u n d e r t ight er clamps wor ried t hat hi s youn g passer wou ld turn the bal l ov er. C a n t b e w o r r i e d t h o u g h w h e n a we apo n li ke M a rs h al l is on y ou r s i de Y o u g i v e h i m t h e c h a n c e t o w i n g a m e s, a s He nne did w ith ba ck-to -bac k inc omp letio ns on fade patte rns into the end zo ne la st w ee k, a nd you hop e th at th e missed c o nnec t ions don't s tart t o s tink up the lo cke r room. A g a i n s t t h e T e x a n s 1 1 b a l l s w e r e t h r o w n M a r s h a l l s w a y w h i c h i s tw o m o r e c han ce s than Houston supersta r Andre J o hn so n g o t. L oo k a t t he c a tc h es th o ug h -s i x for Ma r sha ll a nd se ven for J ohns o n Lo o k a t h o w m u c h m o re Ma rs h a l l m u s t d o t o f u l l y t ra n sf o r m th e M i a m i o f f e n s e i n hi s ow n im age a nd to ge t hi mself final ly in to the pla yoffs for the fi r st time in six N FL season s Think it' s n ot ea ting a t him? L i s te n to t h i s a n s w e r h e g a v e W e d n e sd a y re g a r d i n g the bruisin g a rea of ya rds-afte r -c atc h, a sp ec ia lty tha t Marsh all has c om e to o w n. ''It's someth ing tha t ac tuall y hurts me bec aus e I 'm s o pass ionate about yar ds a fter the c atc h that I run befo r e I a ctu ally c at ch t h e ba ll an d I 'm no t t h e be s t route runn er," Marshall said '' I' m n o t th e be st re c e iv e r. I do n 't h a v e t h e b e st h a n d s, b u t I p u t m y se l f u p a g a i n s t a n y re c e i v e r i n t h e l e a g u e I t ry m y b e st t o t a k e i t t o th e h o u se e v e ry t i me I to u c h i t N o b o d y g e t s t o u ch d o w n s o n e v e r y touch. Th a t 's fo r magicians. Th at's fo r a cti on fig ures. M a rs h al l i s j us t a ma n, b ut he 's t he m a n M i a m i n e e d s t o sa v e th e s e a s o n r i g h t a bout no w. Tha t's a lot to c arry, b ut The B e a s t w o u l d n t b e T h e B e a s t i f h e w e r e n t a ble to m ake a majo r diffe r e nc e. That 's wh y the Dolp hin s w en t out a nd g o t h i m T h a t s w h y t h e b e st i s t h e l e a s t h e c an do. D o l p h i n s n e e d M a r s h a l l t o unleash the beast within M I A M I D o l p h i n s w i d e r e c e i v e r B r a n d o n M a r s h a l l ( 1 9 ) b r e a k s a w a y f r o m T a m p a B a y B u c c a n e e r s l i n e b a c k e r Q u i n c y B l a c k ( 5 8 ) a n d s a f e t y C o d y G r i m m ( 3 5) to s c o re on a fi r s t q ua r t e r 60 y a rd to u c h do wn p a s s du r in g a p r e s e a s o n NF L f oo t b a ll g a m e S a tu rd a y Au g 2 7 2 0 1 1, i n T a m p a F l a ( AP ) C OM MENTA RY N YG A R D S H O U L D B E C O M M E N D E D F O R H I S C O N T R I B U T I O N T O B A H A M I A N S P O R T S O P I N I O N CANADIAN businessman Peter Nygard has been quietly making a valuable contribution to the development of sports in the country. S T U B B S runs; Je anne t te Hi lton w as 1for-2 with t w o R BI a nd a run sc o re d; L in da K n ow le s w as 1 for-2 with t w o R BI a nd a run s c o r e d a n d S t e p h a n i e Goo dr id ge was 1fo r -2 wi th two runs scored. Curry, in her losing effort, f in i s he d wit h a 1 f or 4 pr o duction with two runs. HITMEN 6, DORSEY P ARK BOYZ 1: A l t h o u g h t h e y h a v e d r o p p e d o n e o r t w o b i g ga m e s D o r i n g U n i t e d co n t i n u e t o r em a i n i n t h e h u n t f o r a p l a y o f f b e r t h i n t h e m en s d i vi s i o n T h u r s d a y n i g h t w a s a go o d i n d i c at i o n o f w h at t h e H i t m e n a r e c a p a b l e o f d o i n g A f t e r g i v i n g u p a n une arn ed ru n to M ari o For d i n t h e b o t t o m o f t h e f i r s t i n n i n g L e n a r d L a F r a n c e s e t t l e d d o w n a n d h e l d t h e Do r s ey P a r k B o yz s c or el e s s t h e r e s t o f t h e wa y H e e n d e d u p g i v i n g u p a t o t a l o f t h r e e h i t s w al k i n g t h r e e a n d s t r i k i n g o u t s e v e n t o p e r s e r v e t h e w i n o n t h e m o u n d o v e r D e v a l S t o r r w h o wa s t a g g e d w i t h t h e l o s s o n s e ve n h i t s w t h a wa l k a n d f o u r s t r i k e o u t s Ja mek o S an ds w en t 1f or 4 w i t h t w o R B I s c o r i n g a r u n ; S h e r m a n F e r g u s o n 2 f o r 4 w i t h a r u n ; H o s e a H i l t o n 2 f o r 3 w i t h a r u n a n d b o t h K i e r o n M u n r o e an d J ef f er y W o o d s i d e we r e 1f o r 4 wi t h a r u n F o r d f i n i s h e d 1 f o r 2 s c o r i n g a r u n ; D a r r e n Bo w leg 1for -2 and Rudo lph Fox 1f o r 3 i n t h e l o s s TONIGHT'S SCHEDULE 7 p.m. Bommer George vs Black Scorpions (L). 8 : 3 0 p m I s l a n d L u c k Truckers vs New Breed (M). FROM page nine relay team that had a mishap o n t h e s e c o n d e x c h a n g e b e t w e e n N i v e a S m i t h a n d A n t h o n i q u e S t r a c h a n Al th oug h th ey bo th sl ip ped and f el l, a b r ui s ed an d bat t e red S tra c h an g o t u p a n d go t t h e b a t o n t o F e r g u s o n McK enzie b ut th e r ace was alr ead y o ver O n p a p e r w e h a v e a you ng te am, b ut a ve ry go od t ea m ," sh e la me n te d. I th in k f or th em t he wh ol e k ey is for them t o lear n w h at it is to be a pa rt o f a tea m an d wh at it tak es t o t r ain as a tea m. "I th ink t ho se ar e so me of th e t hi ngs t ha t th ey h aven 't gr as p as yet Ho pef ul ly wi th ti me, t hey wi ll le ar n so on er th an lat er I n my op in ion I th ink at w orst, w e co uld h av e g o t t e n a t l e a s t a b r o n z e m e d a l i f w e h a d p u t i t t o g e t h e r G o i n g i n t o t h e O l y m p i c Gam es in Lo nd on, Engl and next y ear Fergus on-M c Kenz i e s a i d i t s g o i n g t o b e imp or tant for all o f th e comp et ito rs to a dop t t he rol e tha t th e G o ld en Gi r ls d id Back th en, th ey to ok th e t im e o ut to go t o t he va ri ou s t r ain ing s i t e s w h e r e e v e r y b o d y i s l oc a te d a nd pu t in th e tim e to wor k t og eth er "I t d oe sn 't co me be cau se w e w a n t i t a n d w e h a v e a g o o d t e a m o n p a p e r s h e ins is ted. "Yo u have to p ut in so me wor k and I t hi nk th at w a s w hat we l ac ke d th is y ea r. But o nce we can d o th at, we will def in it ely get bet te r a s a t e a m L o o k i n g b a c k a t h e r car e e r e s p ec ia l ly t h e l a tt e r par t o f it man y q ue s ti on ed w h y Fe rg uso nMc K en z ie d id n t d o w h a t A m e r i c a n A lly son Fel ix did in drop pin g the 100 in Daegu an d adding th e 400 to h er 200 sp ecia lt y. A n y co a ch kn o w t h a t i f you have a go od 200 r u nne r, i t's b est to sta rt th em run nin g t h e 4 0 0 e a r l y F e r g u s o n McKenzie s tated "M entally, I' m not i n it an d if I 'm no t in it I 'm no t go in g to b e p r epar ed fo r it J u s t t r a i n i n g f o r i t i s a tas k I cou ld do t he t ra ini ng, but wh en g oin g o n t he tr ack and ru nn ing i t, my b ody j us t s h u t d o w n I g i v e A l l y s o n c r edit for tr ying. Sh e got s e co n d a f t e r r u n n i n g a g r e a t r ac e i n th e 40 0 bu t s he e nd e d u p pa yi ng f or i t w i th he r t hi rd pla ce in t he 200." D on 't lo ok f or F er g us o nM c K e n z i e t o p u r s u e t h a t cou r se of a cti on u nl es s t he goo d Lord c ome s to m e a nd say this is what I want you to do and t hen I wil l d o i t. W i t h t h e P a n A m e r i c a n Game s n ext mon th Fe rg us o n M c K e n z i e s a i d s h e s going to have to s kip the t rip t o M ex i c o b e c a u s e i t s j u s t to o l ate in t he s ea so n. T h e O l y m p i c G a m e s i s co m i n g a l i t t l e e ar l i e r n e x t year s o I r eall y wa nt t o get r e a d y f o r t h a t b e c a u s e i t s g o ing to be my las t one," she stressed. I r e ally nee d to g et s o m e r e s t s o I c a n s t a r t pr epa ri ng fo r it ." F e r g u s o n M c K e n z i e a dmits that she n eeds to tak e adva nta ge of ever y op por t unit y t o pr es er ve t he r emai nder o f her car ee r. WILD C A T S S UFFER SE T B A CK D EBBIE NO T READ Y TO C A LL IT QU IT S FROM page nine
THETRIBUNE PAGE 9SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org DONT close the book on D ebbie Ferguson-McKenzie just yet. The veteran sprinter said she still has a lot more left in her tank before she calls it quits. Im looking forward to running at least until 2013, said Ferguson-McKenzie after shec ompleted her 2001 season on a h igh note, winning the sprint double at the fourth addition o f the Moulay El-Hassan International Athletics Meeting. If the 100 doesnt work out, t hen I will just continue to focus o n the 200 and the relay. But I t hink the future is all positive for me, so I might as well go f or it. At the meet, organised by double Olympic championH icham El Guerrouji in Tangliers, Morocco on Monday, Ferguson-McKenzie stopped the clock at 11.46 seconds in the 100 metres and 22.81 in the 2 00. Im healthy, so thats always r eason to be thankful, she said. Going to Africa at the end of the season, its not an easy t ask mentally. At one point, it f elt like my mind was already home and my body was in Africa. But to go there on Satu rday and run on Sunday after c ompeting in Brussels on Friday, it wasnt a simple easy t ask. A lthough the majority of her arch-rivals shut down their season at the end of the Brussels Diamond League two days earl ier, Ferguson-McKenzie said she had some unfinished busi n ess against Marlya Ryemyen f rom the Ukraine. She beat me in the 200 in a m eet in Lausanne and so being able to beat her in this meetw as good, said FergusonM cKenzie, who noted that under different circumstances, the times could have been m uch faster. But overall, I was very thankful. Im just happy to be done for the season, ending it o n a positive note and being h ealthy. But more importantly, Im happy to be home. A t age 35, Ferguson-McKenz ie has memorised her rivals as well as the spectators with her performances in two decades of high level competition that s tarted as a junior athlete in 1991. W hat has been the key to her l ongevity? Everybodys been asking me t hat. I dont really have an answer for them, she lament-e d. I know at this point, I still e njoy what I do, I still enjoy getting up and training and I s till enjoy competing. B ut as a backdrop to all of t hat, Ferguson-McKenzie said shes been inspired by her mentor, IAAF Congresswoman Pauline Davis-Thompson, and Chandra Sturrup, whom shec onsiders to be a sister. Chandra is still running well, although she didnt run this year, Ferguson-McKenzie pointed out. She got her O lympic medal, which is now a gold medal, when she was 38 years old. For me, I still enjoy what I d o. I love competing with the young ladies on the team and trying to teach them so thatt hey dont make the mistakes t hat we made. So me, I still have next year and 2013. So why not? I will be 36-37, which i s still younger than Pauline and Chandra, so why not go for it? This year, more so than any o ther year, Ferguson-McKenzies focus was primarily on the 200 metres. In fact at the 13th I AAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, she only contested the 200, finishing s ixth in the final. S he also anchored the 4 x 100 DEBBIE NOT READY TO CALL IT QUITS BALTIMORE Associated Press ORLANDO "Zeus" Brown, the 360-pound tackle who in 1999 was accidentally hit in the eye with a penalty flag and missed three seasons because of the damage it caused, was found dead at his Baltimore home. He was 40. Firefighters were called about 11 a.m. Friday because Brown was unresponsive at his home near the Inner Harbor, fire spokesman Battalion Chief Kevin Cartwright said. He said Brown was dead when firefighters arrived. The cause of death wasn't known. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said firefighters called police, routine procedure in such cases. He said there were no signs of trauma or suspicious activity. Brown, a 6-foot-7 offensive tackle, played 10 NFL seasons four with the Cleveland Browns (1993-95 and 1999 six with the Baltimore Ravens (1996-98 and 2003-05 ed 119 of his 129 games. Brown will be remembered for the game between Cleveland and Jacksonville a dozen years ago when the massive tackle was struck in the right eye by a weighted penalty flag thrown by official Jeff Triplette. Brown stormed on the field and pushed Triplette, drawing a suspension. Brown, whose father was blind from glaucoma, said concern for his eyesight caused him to confront Triplette. Brown was hospitalized for six days with bleeding behind the eye. He sued the NFL for $200 mil lion, settling the lawsuit for $25 million. He missed the next three seasons because of the injury, returning to football and the Ravens for the 2003 season. The Ravens learned of Brown's death during practice. "Everybody knew what he meant to this organization," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "We're forever grateful for what he did for the present team. We can't express enough sorrow for his loss." Ravens director of player development Harry Swayne, Brown's former teammate and fellow tackle, called Brown "a big old puppy dog with a little bit of a bark." "He had a lot of friends around the league," he added. "He was one of the best guys. It's a tough loss." Ex-tackle Orlando Brown found dead at home at 40 WHILE the Dorin United Hitmen kept their playoff hopes alive in the mens division of the New Providence Softball Association, the Wildcats are finding it diffi cult to survive in the ladies division. On Thursday night at the Bankers Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting complex, the Wildcats suffered another setback as they were out-slugged 23-16 by the surging Black Scorpions in the opening game. The feature contest saw the Hitmen knock off the Dorsey Park Bommer George 6-1. Heres a summary of the two games: SCORPIONS 23, WILDCATS 16: Somebody must have for gotten to tell the Wildcats that this is the stretch of the season when they start to turn things around. Fighting for the shot at the fourth spot with the Proper Care Pool Lady Sharks, Bom mer George Operators and Sigma Brackettes all but secured in the top three, the Wildcats saw their chance continue to slip away. The Scorpions, with just as good a chance to clinch the final berth, got 11 hits with two strike outs and four walks from Marvel Miller in picking up the win on the mound. Vernie Curry went the distance, but was blasted for 24 hits with just three walks and a strike out. After falling behind 15-10 at the end of the third, the Scorpions erupted for 13 runs in the fifth inning as the Wild cats defence collapsed. Natasha Paul went 5-for-6 with three runs batted in, scoring twice and Charmaine Hamilton had a perfect 4-for-4 night with three RBI and four runs to lead a potent offensive attack for the Scor pions. Shirley Stubbs went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs; Renea Davis was 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs; Lashanta Fowler was 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs; Maria Forbes was 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs; Ebony Evans was 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs and Lashanna Gittens was 1-for-3 with two RBI and two runs to assist. Miller helped her own cause by going 1-for-5 with two runs. For the Wildcats, Donnette Edwards went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two scored; Candice Smith was 2-for-3 with three WILDCATS SUFFER SETBACK WITH LOSS TO SCORPIONS SEE page 10 SEE page 10 Orlando Brown FERGUSON-MCKENZIE READY FOR COMPETITION I know at this point, I still enjoy what I do, I still enjoy getting up and training and I still enjoy competing. Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie WHENEVER the Catholic Diocesan Primary Schools kick off their 2011 basket ball season, the Xaviers Giants are h oping that they can finally win the champ ionship title that has eluded them. The Giants, still coached by former national team player Nelson Mandella Joseph from Eleuthera, are eager and geared up to compete this year. Reports are that a lot of the players are returning after spending their summer participating in basketball camps to ensure that they are better equipped to go all the way this year. Above, members of the team with coach Joseph (back right and his assistant, Doyle Hudson. PHILIP DAVIS/ Photo XAVIERS GIANTS HOPING TO WIN ELUSIVE TITLE
O VER the years, Canadian busi-n essman Peter Nygard has been quietlym aking a valuable cont ribution to the development of sports in thec ountry. He has given generously to t he various sporting bodies w hen other Bahamian owned c ompanies have not been in a position to do so. Just ask King Eric Gibson. Nygard was one of the persons, along with businessmanC raig Flowers, whom Gibson c alled upon to assist the organisers of the Grand Bahama Regatta and he came to their rescue. Gibson had even gone to t he extent of making a plea for other local businesses to make a contribution and hew as sure to get Nygard and F lowers to match it. Obviously, Gibson didnt get the campaign to come off a s anticipated, but he was still able to get the two philanthropists to still make theirc ontribution. Over the years, Nygard has even opened up his uniqueh ome in Lyford Cay to Bahamians of all walks of life to come in and dine with him a s he makes a donation. I n these tough ecomonic times when sponsors are few and far between, men likeN ygard and Flowers must be commended for the role they have played. S ports such as athletics, b oxing and volleyball have b een in the forefront of Nygards sponsorship. But there are so many other organisations that have also benfitted. T his year, the Baptist S ports Council has been a r ecipent and on behalf of the organisers and the athletes, I wish to take this opportunity to express our delight in his assistance. B ut for sports to continue t o grow in the future, its going to take the support from sponsors like Nygard and Flowers to make it happ en. A nd like Gibson has indicated in a recent press conference this year, theB ahamas cant pay Nygard for the contribution that he has made, but he deserves tob e hailed for his efforts. MORE ACTIVITIES NEEDED A s the murder rate continues to escalate in the country, heres a suggestion for us to help curb the crime situation: offer more sporting activities within our c ommunities. W hen travelling in various countries to view international competition, Ive noticed many sporting activities without a cost attached. W hatever the national e vent or the highly played s porting event, there are provisions for people to participate in them on just about every park or open space that you pass by. R emember the times w hen we could go in the s treets and hoist our kites or when you could go to the park and play a game of bat and ball or rundance? We dont even ride bicyc les like we used to, much l ess skate or play jump rope. Yes, times have changed. We have turned our attention to the electronic world w here we spend more time o n the computer or in front of the television. We spectate more than participate. A prime example is the fact that you go to any sporting event these daysa nd you can count the a mount of people in attendance in the stands. We used to have a slogan, w hich states that the health of a nation is the wealth of the nation. L ets get back to engaging in more sporting activities, no strings attachedw here we can participate more. Lets try to turn things around in a more posi tive manner. S ports is definitely one avenue where we can do it. CONDOLENCES On behalf of the execut ives and churches in the B aptist Sports Council, let me, as the director, take this opportunity to express our d eep felt condolences to Kendal Rolle. Rolle, who over the years h as assisted the BSC with d istinction, particularly in basketball and softball, will attend the funeral of his f ather, Samuel Rolle, 59, today at St. James Native Baptist Church. I n this your hour of b ereavement, Kendal, we want you to know that our prayers and support are with you. May your fathers soul rest in peace. SPORTS PAGE 10, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS DAVIE, Fla. Associated Press THERE are aggravating issues that come with being Brandon Marshall, and just for once let's leave his personal life out of this. First, the guy can be Miami's leading receiver (13 catches for 218 yards people still are going to be howling for him to lead a little more, a little better, a little more often. Second, he can score a touchdown, like Marshall did in Sunday's loss to Houston, and there always will be ques tions about why he didn't score one or two more. For ready reference, think back to the tough Chad Henne pass that hit both of Marshall's fully outstretched hands in the back of the end zone but bounced away. Third, and here's the real kicker, the former University of Central Florida star can bust loose for a 100-yard receiving game, numerical proof of his nastiness, and it won't get him anything but grief if the team loses. Over his career in Den-ver and Miami, Marshall has 15 games with 100 yards or more and the record of his teams in those games is 5-10. ''I'm not a magician," said Marshall, fielding his share of mid-week questions about how the Dolphins have come to be 0-2 and two games back of everybody in the AFC East. One win at Cleveland on Sunday could change so much for Miami, but for Marshall, the consistently crazy challenge remains the same. He's supposed to score touchdowns by the ton, far more than the four he's gotten in 16 Dolphins starts, because he's 6-feet-4 and as painful as a barbed-wire tumbleweed to bring down. He's supposed to set NFL records, like the 21-catch game he had for Den ver in 2009. He's supposed to be some kind of superhero, more or less, and not only because the Dolphins yielded nearly $50 million in new contract money and a cou ple of high draft picks to get Marshall from the Broncos before the 2010 season. Brandon gets the fantasy treatment, too, because he plays into it, sometimes laughing, sometimes grumbling but always serious about making himself the one target that no quarterback in his right mind could ignore. Thursday Marshall brought to work a box of tiny action figures depicting him self, No. 19 in an aqua Dolphins uniform, catching a pass and heading off to some unseen horizon. He made sure to place one of them in Henne's locker, saying to Chad, "This is so every time you come over here, you remember to throw me the ball." Funny stuff, and Henne responded in kind, saying, "Yeah, but you gotta be sure you catch the ball." It's good to see them getting along, better yet to know that new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is encouraging Henne to look deep for Marshall whenever an opponent makes the mistake of single coverage. Dan Henning, Miami's former play caller, kept the offense under tighter clamps, worried that his young passer would turn the ball over. Can't be worried, though, when a weapon like Marshall is on your side. You give him the chance to win games, as Henne did with back-to-back incomple tions on fade patterns into the end zone last week, and you hope that the missed connections don't start to stink up the locker room. Against the Texans, 11 balls were thrown Marshall's way, which is two more chances than Houston superstar Andre Johnson got. Look at the catches, though -six for Marshall and seven for John son. Look at how much more Marshall must do to fully transform the Miami offense in his own image, and to get himself finally into the playoffs for the first time in six NFL seasons. Think it's not eating at him? Listen to this answer he gave Wednesday regarding the bruising area of yards-after-catch, a specialty that Marshall has come to own. ''It's something that actually hurts me because I'm so passionate about yards after the catch that I run before I actual ly catch the ball and I'm not the best route runner," Marshall said. ''I'm not the best receiver. I don't have the best hands, but I put myself up against any receiver in the league. I try my best to take it to the house every time I touch it." Nobody gets touchdowns on every touch. That's for magicians. That's for action figures. Marshall is just a man, but he's the man Miami needs to save the season right about now. That's a lot to carry, but The Beast wouldn't be The Beast if he weren't able to make a major difference. That's why the Dolphins went out and got him. That's why the best is the least he can do. Dolphins need Marshall to unleash the beast within MIAMI Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall (1958 (35AP C OMMENTARY NYGARD SHOULD BE COMMENDED FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION TO BAHAMIAN SPORTS OPINION CANADIAN businessman Peter Nygard has been quietly making a v aluable contribution to the development of sports in the country. STUBBS runs; Jeannette Hilton was 1for-2 with two RBI and a run scored; Linda Knowles was 1for-2 with two RBI and a run scored and Stephanie Goodridge was 1-for-2 withtwo runs scored. Curry, in her losing effort, finished with a 1-for-4 pro duction with two runs. HITMEN 6, DORSEY PARK BOYZ 1: Although they have dropped one or two big games, Doring United continue to remain in the hunt for a playoff berth in the mens division. Thursday night was a good indication of what the Hitmen are capable of doing. After giving up an unearned run to Mario Fordin the bottom of the first inning, Lenard LaFrance settled down and held the Dorsey Park Boyz scoreless the rest of the way. He ended up giving up a total of three hits, walking three and striking out sev en to perserve the win on the mound over Deval Storr, who was tagged with the loss on seven hits wth a walk and four strike outs. Jameko Sands went 1-for4 with two RBI, scoring a run; Sherman Ferguson 2for-4 with a run; Hosea Hilton 2-for-3 with a run and both Kieron Munroe and Jeffery Woodside were 1-for-4 with a run. Ford finished 1-for-2, scoring a run; Darren Bowleg 1-for-2 and Rudolph Fox 1-for-3 in the loss. TONIGHTS SCHEDULE 7 p.m. Bommer George vs Black Scorpions (L 8:30 p.m. Island Luck Truckers vs New Breed (M FROM page nine relay team that had a mishap o n the second exchange between Nivea Smith and Anthonique Strachan. Although they both slippeda nd fell, a bruised and bat tered Strachan got up and got the baton to FergusonM cKenzie, but the race was already over. On paper, we have a y oung team, but a very good t eam, she lamented. I think for them, the whole key is for them to learn what it is to bea part of a team and what it takes to train as a team. think those are some of t he things that they havent grasp as yet. Hopefully with time, they will learn sooner than later. In my opinion, I t hink at worst, we could have gotten at least a bronze medal, if we had put it t ogether. Going into the Olympic Games in London, Englandn ext year, Ferguson-McKen zie said its going to be important for all of the competitors to adopt the role that the Golden Girls did. Back then, they took the time out to go to the various training sites where everybody is located and put in the time to work together. It doesnt come because we want it and we have a good team on paper, she insisted. You have to put in some work and I think that was what we lacked this year. But once we can do that, we will definitely get better as a team. Looking back at her career, especially the latter p art of it, many questioned w hy Ferguson-McKenzie didnt do what American A llyson Felix did in dropping the 100 in Daegu and adding the 400 to her 200 specialty. Any coach know that if y ou have a good 200 runner, its best to start them running the 400 early, FergusonMcKenzie stated. Mentally, Im not in it and if Im not in it, Im not going to be pre-p ared for it. Just training for it is a task. I could do the training, but when going on the tracka nd running it, my body just s hut down. I give Allyson credit for trying. She got second after running a great race in the 400, but she ended up paying for it with her third place in the 200. D ont look for FergusonMcKenzie to pursue that course of action, unless the good Lord comes to me and say this is what I want you to do and then I will do it. With the Pan American G ames next month, Ferguson-McKenzie said shes going to have to skip the trip to Mexico because its just too late in the season. The Olympic Games is coming a little earlier next year, so I really want to get ready for that because its going to be my last one, she stressed. I really need to get some rest so I can start preparing for it. Ferguson-McKenzie admits that she needs to take advantage of every opportunity to preserve the remain der of her career. WILDCATS SUFFER SETBACK DEBBIE N OT READY TO CALL IT QUITS FROM page nine